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Donations sought for auction to benefit Lakes Region Food Pantry

MOULTONBOROUGH — Donated items are needed for the silent and live auctions scheduled for Saturday, May 31, to benefit the Lakes Region Food Pantry. Every dollar taken in will be used to support the food pantry and purchase food items to keep the food pantry shelves, refrigerators and freezers stocked.

Local residents and businesses can support this effort by donating items to be auctioned, such as gift certificates, new merchandise, handmade crafts or art work, used furniture or household items in very good condition, antiques, and any other items that are valuable enough to be included in a silent or live auction.

There will not be a flea market associated with the auctions. In addition, we cannot accept used mattresses, appliances (small or large), computer or stereo equipment, exercise equipment, televisions, or television entertainment centers. A good rule of thumb when donating to a charity auction is to ask, "Is this something I would give to a friend? If not, please don't donate it to charity."

Businesses and individuals are also encouraged to be creative by donating services (e.g. cleaning time, landscaping hours, baked goods), dinner for 2 or 4 at their home, boat rides or motorcycle rides, or any other type of exciting recreational items.

The live auction at the Moultonborough Lions Club will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available. More than 250 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions.

Businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are willing to donate to this very worthwhile cause are asked to call Kate and Mike Lancor (476-8409) or (204-8409). Arrangements can be made to pick up donated items in advance.

The Lakes Region Food Pantry (LRFP) opened its doors in January 2013 and is located on Whittier Highway in Moultonborough. LRFP serves individuals and families from throughout the Lakes Region including Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich, Tuftonboro and Laconia.

This year's annual Food Pantries Auction is the ninth auction being conducted by HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Auctions. HOPE Auctions was formed for the sole purpose of raising funds for charity organizations. Everyone associated with HOPE Auctions volunteers their time and efforts and every item to be auctioned must be donated.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00

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Meet Andrew Hemingway in Alton on Saturday

ALTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway will attend a Meet and Greet at Gilman Library in Alton on Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 11 a.m.

"I look forward to hosting this event for Andrew," said state Rep. Jane Cormier of Alton. "He is an energetic, small-government candidate who solidly supports the New Hampshire and U.S. Constitutions. I will be standing with Andrew in his bid for governor and I am sure he will be eager to meet the folks here in the Belknap County area."

For more information about this event, contact Cormier at 603 781 5695. Refreshments will be served and the even is open to the public.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:56

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Little Twig Libraries Are Stocked For Summer

MOULTONBOROUGH — It may barely be spring yet according to the weather forecast, but the little "twig" free book swap boxes located at the Moultonborough Playground and the Long Island Town Beach have been stocked for the summer season. (We call them our "twig" libraries because they are too small to be a branch library.)

For the convenience of those who are spending time at the beach or playground, or just passing by, a supply of free donated books has been placed for reading pleasure, including paperbacks and hardcovers, for the use of adults or children. Those who use the books are welcome to take them home to read, and they are also invited to bring donations of books to re-stock the boxes.

Please don't leave excess donations outside the boxes where they would be damaged by the weather, as the boxes are not checked daily, although they will be refilled as needed. The playground box is attached to the side of the red recreation office building near the gate, and the one at the beach is attached to the lifeguard shack near the parking area. The "twigs" were put in place last summer and were very popular with beach-going readers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:52

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N.H. Humane Society hosting rabies clinic Sat.

LACONIA —New Hampshire Humane Society will host the second of two annual Spring Rabies & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, April 26, at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia.

State law requires all cats and dogs require rabies vaccination and periodic boosters to ensure protection. While this zoonotic disease is generally contained within the wild kingdom by predators, the very real possibility of jumping that natural barrier via the family dog, or cat exists, especially in rural areas where the chances of a domestic animal encountering a wild animal area greater.

The NHHS rabies clinic will be open to anyone with a kitten or puppy older than 12 weeks of age, or adult cat or dog needing the vaccine. Cats must be in a carrier, and dogs on a leash to ensure safety. The cost per animal will be $12 per vaccine.

Micro-chipping service will so be offered at the clinic for a per animal fee of just $25. Vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis, no appointment necessary, but plan ahead if you intend to bring multiple pets — allow extra time for check-in and certificate information to be gathered.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:46

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