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Eastern Star Donates to Community Caregivers

CENTER HARBOR —  The local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ellacoya Chapter #43, recently presented a check for $673 to Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc.

"We are very grateful for this generous donation raised by our local Eastern Star organization," stated ICCI Executive Director, Ann Sprague. "We appreciate our being selected as the local charity to receive the proceeds from their recent fundraising event."

The recent Craft and Pie Sale, held on a cold and windy day in November, was the first sponsored by the Ellacoya Chapter. The Chapter expressed thanks to all the vendors and patrons who supported the event and, due to its success, is planning to hold this event again next year. Other popular events sponsored by their members are the bean suppers held every month from April through November which the public is invited to attend.

Eastern Star is a worldwide fraternal organization whose mission includes helping others in their community and beyond. The Order, as part of the Masonic Family, is composed of women and men who have a Masonic relationship and also supports the youth organizations, Rainbow and DeMolay. Ellacoya Chapter meets in the Squam Valley Masonic Building on Route 3 at the Holderness/Center Harbor town line.

For more information, contact Nate and Kristen Fuller at 603-968-9340 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides supportive services and community resource information to assist neighbors in their daily lives. Services are provided to residents in the towns of Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough and Sandwich and include transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, errands, respite care for primary caregivers, and light household chores.

For more information on ICCI services and volunteer opportunities, call 603-253-9275, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website at interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.



Eastern Star, Ellacoya Chapter, recently presented a check to Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. Pictured presenting the check to ICCI Executive Director Ann Sprague is Kristen Fuller, Worthy Matron. Also in attendance at the presentation were: representing Eastern Star, Pam Schofield, Associate Matron, Maurice Schofield, Associate Patron, Nate Fuller, Worthy Patron, and George Leavitt, Past Patron, and representing Interlakes Community Caregivers Ken Greenbaum, ICCI President, and Phil Dillingham, ICCI Board Member. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 08:43

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Meredith church program helps deal with grief

MEREDITH — The First Baptist Church will be hosting GriefShare every Tuesday night beginning January 21, and running through April 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.    
GriefShare is a nondenominational, Bible based grief recovery group that ministers to those who are experiencing the grief and pain from the death of someone close to them. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced loss.  
During the small group discussion time there is opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a loss, learn about their experiences and share your own. For further information contact call Mary at 496-6583 or email First Baptist Church at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 07:35

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Cactus Jacks teams up with Belknap Snowmobilers

LACONIA — The Belknap Snowmobilers of Laconia and Gilford in conjunction with Cactus Jacks in Laconia is hosting a fundraiser to support trail maintenance and grooming operations in the Laconia-Gilford area. Eat in on the following dates, January 20, January 27, February 3, and February 10 between the hours of 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cactus Jacks will donate 25 percent of the bill back to the club for each party that presents a coupon for the fund raiser.
A coupon and voucher can be found by visiting www.belknapsnowmobilers.com. Use one coupon per bill per visit. February 10 will consist of an auction of donated items from local area businesses. Please join us in raising funds to support the club.

The Belknap Snowmobilers is a non-profit, central New Hampshire snowmobile club located in the Lakes Region. With over 400 members, the club grooms two separate sections of moderate-sized local trails and long-distance state corridors primarily in the Gilford and Laconia areas. Being located in a vacation area, many businesses depend on snowmobilers for much of their winter economy. With this in mind, we do our best to groom trails every night and update our trail conditions every day on this web site.

The State of New Hampshire registers approximately 60,000 snowmobiles each year. More than 115 New Hampshire snowmobile clubs jointly groom over 6,830 miles of official trails extending from the Massachusetts border to Canada. Accesses to the majority of these trails are due to the generosity and trust of private landowners.
Volunteers groom our trails every single night in the winter season. Our grooming operation is top of the line but like all nonprofit organizations, we depend on volunteer for donations of both money and time. We are awarded Grant-In-Aid from the State of New Hampshire which barely covers the cost of the fuel to run the grooming machines. Any repairs, maintenance cost, etc. come out of our club's account. We are involved in many fund raising and sponsorship events to help defer these costs. Out trails are not only used by snowmobilers but also cross country skiers, hikers, and mountain bikers.

We are a very dedicated group of people who enjoy the sport of snowmobiling and are looking to make it a safe and more enjoyable sport for others. Information or questions can be directed to Jon T. Bossey, President at the following email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:37

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Jump N Joy Holding Vendor Fair Jan. 23-24

LACONIA — Jump N Joy at 477 Province Road will be hosting a Vendor Fair on Jan. 23-24 from 5-8 p.m. both days which will feature over 14 local vendors and crafters.

Each vendor has donated an item that will be raffled at at the event with all the proceeds donated to the Child Advocacy Center. Snacks and coupons will be available for attendees. There is a small fee to the vendors but that includes tables, snacks and advertisement.

$2 from each full price admission on Thursday and Friday will be collected to give to this charity as well.

Jump N Joy has started a "charity of the month" at Jump N Joy and gave a check to the Faith, Hope and Love Foundation from the month of November.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:31

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