MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) employees recently chose Voices Against Violence as one of ten local non-profit agencies to receive a $3,795 donation. As part of MVSB's commitment to assisting non-profit agencies in the communities it serves, the Bank matched all 2014 employee contributions to the Lakes Region United Way campaign. The $37,950 in matched funds were distributed evenly to 10 deserving non-profit agencies selected by MVSB employee vote.
"We are so thankful that we were selected to receive this generous contribution from MVSB," said Meg Kennedy Dugan, Executive Director for Voices Against Violence. "We rely heavily on our AmeriCorps members and community volunteers to provide crisis services, such as a 24/7 crisis line, crisis counseling, court advocacy and emergency shelter, to those in need. These funds will help us offset the cost of retaining a full time AmeriCorps member, who is invaluable to the work we do."
Voices Against Violence is a crisis services agency located in Plymouth. They provide information and support to victims and survivors, their family and friends, community members, and professionals around domestic violence, children who witness domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. They are Southern Grafton County's resource for the most current information, state and federal guidelines, and best practice around these issues. The agency's services are available for victims, survivors and non-offending family members and friends. For more information or to become a volunteer, please visit www.voicesagainstviolence.net.
Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. More information can be found at www.mvsb.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:30
MEREDITH — Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls is delighted to present a Weekend of Ayurveda with Kate O'Donnell from "Ayurveda Boston". Dates for these events are Friday May 16 through Sunday, May 18. The weekend long intensive can be attended in entirety or in part; join a Friday evening Ayurveda cooking class, an all-day Workshop Saturday-Sunday teaching the principals of Ayurveda and/or a Sunday morning Ayurveda Yoga class in which Kate weaves the principles of Ayurveda throughout the yoga practice.
Kate's wealth of experience and knowledge offers a deeply foundational, practical and experiential immersion into the theory and practice of the principles of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is the oldest continuously practiced health-care system in the world. This system encourages us to catch imbalance before it begins to create disease. The Ayurvedic system of medicine prescribes changes, often simple ones, in diet, lifestyle, and environment to bring individuals into balance with the elements of their constitution, climate, and daily life.
Instructor Kate O'Donnell began yoga in South India at age 20. After 14 years of dedication to the Ashtanga system, Kate has been authorized to teach the Primary and Intermediate series by the K Patthabi Jois Institute of Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India. She is director of a Mysore program in Boston's South End. Her personal healing with a doctor in Mysore led to a love for the ancient healing system and inspired her to pursue studies at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Kate is a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant and Yoga Specialist. Her Ayurvedic lifestyle intensives, food, and yoga workshops aim to help others come closer to their true nature.
Cost of the workshops are as follows: Full Weekend of Ayurveda: $177, Ayurveda Cooking Class only (Friday evening): $33
Ayurveda yoga Class only (Sunday morning): $20.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:21
BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football is currently conducting its inaugural ATV Raffle. The group has teamed up with HK Power Sports of Laconia to offer a Grand Prize of a brand new ATV.
The ATV up for auction is a new green Polaris 570 4x4 with electronic fuel injection. The machine is on display at HK Power Sports in Laconia. The raffle will also include additional 2nd, 3rd and 4th place cash prizes of $250, $100, and $50.
Cost of a ticket is $20 and raffle is limited to the sale of just 1,000 tickets. The drawing will take place after all 1,000 tickets have been sold or by the final drawing date on Labor Day, 2014.
Proceeds from this raffle benefit The Friends of Belmont Football. Tickets may be purchased at following locations: HK Power Sports of Laconia, Winnisquam Market & Deli, Belmont Village Store, D&D Market, Brookside ll and The Tap, Airport Country Store in Gilford, and Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:16
TILTON — Volunteers are welcome to join members of the Winnipesaukee River Trail Association with their annual clean up and trail maintenance day which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
People are needed to help pick up trash and provide some light trail maintenance. Those who want to participate are asked to meet at the Tilton section of the trail near Route 140 between McDonalds and Burger King. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves, and hand tools including rakes, brush cutters, shovels, wheel barrows, etc. The association will provide garbage bags for trash pick-up.
The Winnipesaukee River Trail is a multi-use pedestrian trail that follows the abandoned railroad and connects the downtown areas of Franklin and Tilton/Northfield with Rt. 140/Exit 20 on I-93. A regional trail system — The Winnipesaukee River Trail — will eventually connect with trails in Laconia and Belmont to the east and the Northern Line to the west/north.
The Trail Association has its monthly meetings the second Tuesdays of the month 6:30 p.m. at Health First in Franklin.
For more information about the clean-up contact Ken Norton at 286-3890.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:38