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Tri-Town Dems will meet at Temperance Tavern

GILMANTON — Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Democratic Committee will meet on Monday, May 19 at The Temperance Tavern in Gilmanton Corners at 6 p.m.

The guest speaker will be SEIU Representative Neil Smith. Some of the local candidates will be there as well. This is a pot luck event and guests are asked to bring their favorite dish to share and their own place setting. For any questions, contact Lew Henry at 793-9187 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:33

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Friends of Meredith Library holding book sale

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library will host a book sale at the Meredith Public Library on Friday, May 16  from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of the Friends of the Meredith Library are invited to preview the sale on Thursday, May 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to purchase a new membership with the Friends will also be invited to the preview event and will receive an attractive canvas book bag which can be filled with books free of charge. Memberships may be updated on any day of the event but are required for entrance to the preview.
Book dealers may attend the preview for a $50 yearly membership. Scanners are permitted at any time during the sale. For more information or to volunteer, contact Jean Dougan, Book Sale Chair, at 279-3059.
The mission of the Friends of the Meredith Library is to promote library involvement in the community and community involvement in the library. Funds are raised to support the library's children and adult programs; provide passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Castle in the Clouds and various other museums; help fund guest speakers from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, among other activities.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:29

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Lakes Region SCORE offers Meet Your Support Team event

LACONIA — SCORE Lakes Region will offer a "Meet Your Support Team" workshop  on May 14 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, to assist business owners with identification of areas of concern in the fields of insurance, legal and regulatory, accounting and banking.

This workshop will be hosted by Lakes Region SCORE. SCORE mentor will facilitate presentations by area professionals including Attorney Michael Persson from the firm of Lawson, Persson & Weldon-Francke, Randy Eifert from Cross Insurance and Brian Chalmers from Meredith Village Savings Bank, who will share insight from their areas of expertise. This is an opportunity for you to meet, hear from and network with professionals familiar the local business environment.

Discussion topics during this session include:
• Insurance; how much and what lines; property, liability, motor vehicle, umbrellas, workers compensation, health & life. What's at risk if you go without?
• Forms of business structure; business registration & regulations; labor considerations. Why does it pay to have a lawyer? What does it cost to not have one?
• Taxes & record keeping, financial statements & management reporting, breakeven analysis & ratios. Do I need a bookkeepers or a CPA?
• Business lending requirements; how accounting ties the story together, financial forecasts, startup needs, supporting data for loan application and servicing requirements once financing is in place . What is your information compared to when risk is assessed?

Advance registration tuition is $25 per person. Registration will be available at the door the night of the event from 5:00-5:30 p.m. for $30. Advance registration can be done by sending your $25 check with your contact information; name, email, phone number and street address to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Or you can preregister online at http://lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops.


Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:25

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Belknap County GOP will hear Hemingway, Innis at meeting on Wed.

BELMONT — The Belknap County Republican Committee will meet Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd in Belmont.

The Committee will have two guest speakers, Andrew Hemingway of Bristol, a candidate for Governor, and Dan Innis of Portsmouth, a candidate for Congress in the 1st district. They will each discuss their reasons for deciding to run for public office, and will share with the Committee their philosophies and their positions on the issues affecting the state of New Hampshire. They are both facing primaries, so their appearance at this month's meeting will offer Committee members the opportunity to ask questions to help them decide who to vote for on September 9.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format,those interested in having dinner and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.

The Committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:14

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