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PTO craft fair in Belmont March 29

BELMONT — More than 25 local crafters are scheduled to participate in craft fair on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Belmont Elementary School to help raise funds for technology improvement at the school.

The event is being sponsored by the school's Parent Teacher Organization in an effort to purchase more Smartboards for classrooms in the elementary school. BEST PTO has been able to purchase two Smartboards this year. However, there are still a few classrooms that need this technology and the PTO hopes that they will be able to purchase at least one more this year.

The craft fair will include food and raffles.


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Ben Emmond Basketball Tournament on March 29

LACONIA — On Saturday March 29 the Ben Emmond Memorial Fund 3 on 3 Tournament will be held at Laconia High School. It will be a double elimination style game; teams will register starting at 8 a.m. through 8:45 a.m. Games are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

Cost is $45 per team with up to 4 people per team. This all day event will include a raffle with multiple prizes such as Red Sox tickets and much more, a three point contest and a half court shooting contest. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase, and all proceeds go to benefit The Ben Emmond Memorial Fund.

For more information or questions call or text Justin DeGara at 494-1579 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Enterprise Center plans workshop on graphic design

PLYMOUTH — A graphic design expert will present a series of workshops on Saturdays in April created for small businesses.

The workshops, sponsored by Enterprise Center at Plymouth and will be conduced by Professor Pamela Anneser of Plymouth State University's Graphic Design Department.

These workshops have been developed for those looking to design a logo, business card, brochure, and/or website for their new or existing business.

Attendees will learn the elements of design including color, style, shape, font, branding, and perception. They will then put their new knowledge to use with hands-on learning creating their designs in a computer lab on the campus of PSU.

This series was created for the small business owner or marketing manager to offer instruction for the creation of branding images and marketing materials that can be put to use immediately.

"We all have an idea of how we want our business identity to look but don't have the training to create it," says Anneser, who coordinates the in-house, pro bono Student Design Company where students assist selected area businesses with their graphic needs.

The first workshop will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon and attendees will learn how to design their own logo. In the second workshop, scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 9 to noon, attendees will start to design their own business card, brochure, or other marketing piece. The third and last workshop will be held on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon when attendees will begin to create their own website.

Seating for these events is very limited. Reservations can be made by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Enterprise Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is a charge of $25 per person for each workshop.


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Leadership Lakes Region takes course in politics

GILFORD — Leadership Lakes Region recently held its annual Political Issues Day for its class of 22 business professionals. The day started at the Gilford Library where Executive Councilor candidates Joe Kenney and Mike Cryans spoke about the issues facing New Hampshire.

From there, the class boarded a bus and headed for the State House in Concord for a full day of political discussions and the opportunity to see the NH Legislature in action. Virginia Drew, Director of the State House Visitor Center, gave an informative tour of the building with an emphasis on its history. She concluded her remarks in the visitors' gallery of the House of Representatives, which was followed by a presentation by Speaker of the House, Terie Norelli followed by welcoming remarks from the Majority Leader of the House, Steve Shurtleff.

From there the class entered the Executive Council Chamber where Governor Maggie Hassan spent time answering the class' questions and posing for a photo with the group. A brief meeting with Lakes Region Senators Jeane Forrester and Andrew Hosmer followed and an invitation by them for small groups of the class to observe the Senate debate about current issues.

After a lunch in the cafeteria, the class returned to the House Gallery where, at this time, the full house was in session and debating pending legislation. Then it was time to return to the Council Chamber where Executive Councilor Chris Pappas of Manchester explained the role of the Council in State politics. Secretary of State Bill Gardner then took over and invited the class to visit his office where photos of many of the Presidential Primary candidates were on view. Secretary Gardner is a treasure trove of NH political history as it applies to the Presidential Primary and had the class entertained with some of the stories of "colorful characters" who have filed to run in the primary through the years.

The final State House session was a Q & A discussion with three of the reporters who cover the State House on a daily basis. Kevin Landrigan of the Nashua Telegraph, Gary Rayno of the Concord Monitor and James Pindell, Political Director for WMUR-TV gave their insights into the functioning of state government, major issues and their forecasts for the 2016 Presidential Primary.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 09:43

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