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State Commissioners Tour Coming to Laconia Sept. 12

LACONIA — Executive Councilor Ray Burton, in coordination with the Chambers of Commerce in the Lakes Region, Plymouth Area, and Newport, are announcing an informational tour with four NH State Commissioners on Thursday, Sept. 12

The NH Commissioners are:
Commissioner George Copadis, Employment Security – Compensation Issues
Commissioner Jim Craig, Labor and Job-Related Concerns
Commissioner John Beardmore, Revenue Collection from Businesses
Commissioner Roger Sevigny, Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

The panel of Commissioners will be available to respond to inquiries and questions at the following locations:

8-10 a.m., Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 383 South Main Street, Laconia,

11-12 Noon Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Grafton County Enterprise Center (Traffic Circle, Plymouth)
2-3 p.m. Newport Chamber of Commerce, Sugar River Savings Bank Community Room, Main Street, Newport.

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Vote for a Local School District During Meredith Village Savings Bank's "What's not to "Like"?" Technology Grant Contest

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is excited to launch a two-month education-themed Facebook contest, during which community members will have the opportunity to vote for a local school district to win a $3,000 grant.

Over the summer, the Bank reached out local school administrators and asked how they could benefit from an additional $3,000 in technology resources; their responses will be posted to MVSB's Facebook page now through October 31 and community members are encouraged to review the submissions and vote for the district they believe most deserves the grant.

Eligible voters that place a vote prior to October 31, and provide their name and contact information will also be entered to win one of five iPad Minis – a win-win for local school districts and community members.

To vote, visit MVSB's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MeredithVillageSavingsBank, and click on the "What's not to "Like"?" contest tab located beneath the page's cover photo. Once on the voting page, review the school district submissions, check the "vote" box next to the school district you want to vote for and click submit.

MVSB regularly displays its commitment to financial education through their student savings account program, participation in "Teach Children to Save Day," sponsorship of financial fitness and homeownership courses and other educational events and programs for area residents. To coordinate with the education-themed contest, MVSB will be posting helpful financial tips and resources for consumers of all ages on their Facebook page. They encourage you to share these resources with your friends, children and family members to help spread financial education across our communities.

The iPad Sweepstakes is open to U.S., New Hampshire residents, 18 years or older. The School District Contest is open to districts with a school in one of the nine towns with a Meredith Village Savings Bank office. For official sweepstakes rules and how to enter, visit any of MVSB's 11 offices or www.mvsb.com/contest. Meredith Village Savings Bank, Apple, Inc. and Facebook are not affiliated. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Apple, Inc.

Privacy and security are of the utmost importance at MVSB and contact information is only being collected for the purpose of notifying iPad winners. Your vote will remain anonymous and MVSB will not share, sell or use your personal information for any other purpose.


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Gilford Parks & Rec Department sponsoring fall hiking series starting Tuesday at Ramblin’ Vewe

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a number of fall hikes for any adults looking for fresh air, fun, exercise and beautiful foliage on Tuesdays this fall. The scheduled hikes begin on Tuesday, September 10. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall Lobby before departing for the hike.

The hike will take place at Ramblin’ Vewe Farm in Gilford. All interested participants must RSVP at least one day in advance to each trip. The cost of the hikes is $1 per person.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.



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LRPPH Health Champion Nominees Sought

LACONIA — Nominations for the First Annual Health Champion Award must be submitted by September 13 to the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, 67 Water Street, Suite 105, Laconia, NH 03246 or by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

There are three categories: Workplace, Individual, Community.

Submit a brief written statement (no more than one page) describing the workplace, individual or community groups' achievement in promoting health and wellness in the Lakes Region.

Categories of health include: Healthy Eating/Nutrition Access to Healthy Foods: Healthy Food Policy/Practices, Physical Activity/Exercise: On site or off site exercise opportunities.

Tobacco Cessation: Opportunities to Quit Smoking, Tobacco free workplace policies

Stress Management: Education

General Health: Employee Health Screenings, Health Risk Assessments, Injury Prevention

Winners will be individually recognized and will receive a personalized award. Winners will be announced at the LRPPH Annual Meeting on September 26.

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