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Inter-Lakes Alumni Association Sends Out Giving Letter

MEREDITH — The Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association met recently to put together its Annual Giving Letter. This is the Association's main fund raiser for the year and the letter was sent out to all alumni that are currently in the association's database.

Classes which hold reunions are asked to send  a copy of their updated class list to The Meredith/I-L Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253
The money that is raised from this fund raiser is mainly used to continue the association's yearly scholarships that are given to worthy seniors at Inter-Lakes High School. For the past 2 years the association has been able to award three- $1,000 scholarships.
Donations from the fund raiser are also used to help support the Annual Alumni Gathering, which is held each year on the first Sunday in June. This event gives all alumni the chance to reconnect with friends and class mates. The 2014 annual event will be on June 1 in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at the Lake House at Mill Falls. The Alumni Association will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary.

Each year the 50 year Class members are the honored guests of the Alumni Association, and in 2014 the Class of 1964 will be honored. Carolyn Schoenbauer along with a committee of classmates is heading up the reunion plans and the class is looking to connect with all their classmates. The Alumni Association is also looking for alumni members who might be able to give a little of their time to help with the associations duties. Call Ann Sprague at 677-2196 for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:27

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Pemi Choral Society greets season with three concerts

GILFORD — The Pemigewasset Choral Society celebrates its 41st holiday season with a series of three concerts beginning on Thursday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church.

This performance will be followed with concerts on Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. in Franklin at St Paul's Roman Catholic Church and Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m. at the Hanaway Theater in Silver Cultural Arts Center at Plymouth State University.

All concerts are open to the public with admission by donation in Gilford and Franklin. General admission at Plymouth State University is $10. Tickets are available in advance by calling 535-ARTS. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Under the direction of Leslie McDonnell and assistant director, William Gunn with pianist, Catharine Dornin, the program, titled "The Glory of the Season," will feature three "Glorias": the full Rutter "Gloria", portions of Vivaldi's "Gloria," and the Basler "Gloria." The rest of the concert includes a variety of pieces from the "Sussex Carol" to "Silver Bells."

The concert will be performed by the nearly 100 voices of The Pemi Choral Society, along with a Children's Choir, as well as a Brass and Percussion Ensemble.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:25

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Consolidated Electrical Distributors opens new storefront in Gilford

GILFORD — Citing an opportunity to develop new business in northern New England and central New Hampshire, Consolidated Electrical Distributors has recently leased space in a Route 11 strip mall.

Under a five-year lease, Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) will occupy 8,100 square feet in the former State of New Hampshire Liquor Store location on Old Lake Shore Road, adjacent to the movie theater. CED serves the commercial, industrial and retail markets in the central and northern New Hampshire regions, including Belknap, Carroll, Coos and eastern Grafton counties.

With several vehicles and a staff of approximately seven people, Consolidated Electrical is poised to embrace a demanding and rebounding new building and renovation marketplace. CED is the exclusive area distributor of Square D products, a preeminent American manufacturer of electrical controls and distributors.

According to General Manager Mike Mains, the contractors in the area have extremely tight schedules and meeting their delivery demands is key to CED's success.

"Our customers are contractors who are working on tight deadlines. Time is money," said Mains. "Only CED can provide delivery of electrical supplies the same day the order is placed. Same-day service is what sets us apart from other wholesale distributors. Our mission is to simply delivering the best products in a more timely manner."

Mains, who has been with the company for 17 years, had been manager of the firm's Dover location. A key individual in the selection of the new space, Mains says location was the driving factor for the CED opening in the Gilford location. "This spot has a lot going for it. Being located right off the by-pass with ample parking, the Gilford location gives our customers quick and easy access to the building and the needed items."

Kevin Sullivan of Weeks Associates Commercial Realtors, brokered the deal for CED, with Summit Realty Partners of Lexington, MA, representing the building's owner. The managing broker for Summit Realty was Frank Normandin, who grew up in Laconia and retains local family and business connections in the Lakes Region area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:05

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Belknap Mill Holiday Bazaar held on December 14

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill's 5th annual Holiday Bazaar held on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Holiday Bazaar offers a variety of unique gifts for the holidays and beyond. The items for sale by the 30 local crafters will include homemade jam, jellies and pickles, peanut brittle, zucchini salsa, maple syrup, candy and nuts, raw honey, goat milk soap, jewelry, crocheted hats and gloves and towels, table runners and placemats, stenciled canvas totes, quilted pot-holders, hot pads and coasters, aprons, dog sweaters, gourmet dog treats, pottery, wooden bowls, toys, pens, greeting cards, wine bottle stoppers and rocking horse, soy candles, birch tree candle holders, bat and bird houses, holiday decorations and ornaments, and photography.
The Belknap Mill will hold a bake sale and a drawing for donated craft items, proceeds of which will benefit the Mill's historical, educational, and cultural programs.
In addition to items by the vendors, the Belknap Mill Gift Shop offers items year-round, including socks made on the Mill's vintage machines, note cards, postcards, matted prints, toys, books on local history, walking sticks, jigsaw puzzles, and jewelry.
"Our Holiday Bazaar is a wonderful opportunity to support local crafters and the Historic Belknap Mill," said Bazaar Coordinator Judi Taggart. "This year, we've added new crafters from outside the Lakes Region, with many things perfect for gift baskets or hostess gifts."
For more information, call 603-524-8813, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit www.belknapmill.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 09:56

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