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DAR Learns about Program supporting military families

LACONIA — The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR met Monday, April 21 at the Gilford Community Church. The guest speaker was Jody Jackson from the UNH Cooperative Program "New Hampshire Operation: Military Kids." The mission of this program is "to provide sustainable local support services to military youth and their families before, during, and after deployment."

Military families face many challenges. This program, OMK, provides networks that support military families with a wide variety of social, educational, and recreational opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to, family camps, 4H, providing childcare and making "Hero Packs," packs that contain items such as games, garden seeds, crafts, DVDs, CDs, sports balls, trail maps, and books. Families are given the chance to meet other families in similar military circumstances. They are also given help with the "reunification" as a family after a military parent comes back home. April 13 was "Purple Up! For Military Kids" Day. This was started last year to support and thank military children during April, the Month of the Military Child. Children and community supporters wore purple, the color that symbolizes all the military branches.

Hostesses for the meeting were Roxy Krueger and Cindy Wallace.

The next meeting of the Mary Butler Chapter of DAR will meet Monday, May 19 at 9:00 at Our Family Tree Restaurant in Lochmere. This is the yearly breakfast meeting when chapter officers give their annual reports.

The Mary Butler Chapter meets the third Monday of the month. Visitors and perspective members are welcome at meetings. For more information contact Registrar Mary Flaherty at 603-524-0723.


Pictured left to right:

Mary Butler DAR member Cindy Wallace, OMK Program Coordinator Jody Jackson, and Mary Butler Regent Rosalie Babiarz

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 08:10

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Lakes Region Art Assn. to hear talk on calligraphy

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on Monday, May 19, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Meredith artist and gallery owner, Suzanne Lee will speak to the group about calligraphy in contemporary art and the influences of nature and Asian culture on this art form. Her presentation, "Italics", will explore calligraphy beyond the familiar use in certificates and invitations.
Lee lived in New York City and also worked in the Orient for twenty-five years. She has had multi-careers. She was a successful fashion designer for many years and has taught calligraphy. She is very influenced by Asian art and contemporary calligraphy from all over the world.
She has studied and taught Italic calligraphy, as well as workshops in hand made books and basketry.
Lee is the owner of the lakes gallery at chi-lin in Meredith specializing in fine contemporary Asian and New England art.
For additional information about the meeting contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702. To learn more about the Lakes Region Art Association: www.lakesregionartassociation.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:08

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Meredith Chamber updating service, professional guides

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce reports that it is in the process of preparing the 2014 editions of the Chamber's Service Guide and The Professional Guide.

The Service Guide is a listing of area building contractors, electricians, plumbers, landscape contractors, and other businesses involved in the building trades, and the Professional Guide is a listing of those businesses in the medical, financial, legal, educational, business consulting and other professional services. These guides are distributed to local Realtors, banks and insurance agencies as well as at the town halls and libraries in the town served by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition the Chamber mails the guides in response to those who inquire at the Chamber about moving to the area. Chamber officials report that these Guides provides a means for residents, prospective residents and those who own second homes with a means of identifying local contractors and professional services.

Businesses interested in being included in the Professional and/or Service Guide should contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121. In addition to being listed in the Service and Professional Guides members will also be listed on the Meredith Area Chamber website, www.meredithareachamber.com through September of the year 2015. The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce serves the towns located in the Winnipesaukee, Squam and Newfound areas of Central New Hampshire. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:02

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GotLunch! seeking Ashland donations

ASHLAND — It has been determined that  it takes $110 to feed one child for the 10 summer vacation weeks that the GOT LUNCH?  program provides food for the children of Ashland and Holderness.
This program seeks to provide healthy lunches each week for children in the elementary grades.  Sign up will begin at
both Ashland and Holderness schools shortly.  Only healthy foods, including a protein source and fresh fruit and vegetables are put into each week’s lunches  In addition, milk vouchers are also provided.
 Volunteers pack lunches in tote bags each Monday during the summer at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Ashland and drivers from Ashland and Holderness deliver them to the children’s homes.  The bags must be returned to the drivers each week for re-filling the following week.   
Food prices are rising and every effort is being made to keep costs down and still provide the quality food that GOT LUNCH? requires. None of this would be possible without the generous help of our faithful donors.  Would you or your business become a donor this year?
Checks may be sent payable to:

Got Lunch – Ashland and Holderness,  c/o Anne Lamson, 3 White Mountains Court Apt. 6, Ashland, NH

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