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Meredith Congregational Church hosting brunch on Sunday

MEREDITH — Meredith's First Congregational Church hosts a brunch on Sunday, September 21 at 11 a.m.

A portion is donated to the Pastor’s discretionary fund which serves all of the Meredith community. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children 6-10 and free for those ages 6 and under. All are welcome. The church is located at 4 Highland Street in Meredith. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:55

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Laconia adult ed offers computer classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a four week Microsoft Word & Windows: Introduction To computer class beginning on Tuesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 25. The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 PM at Laconia High School noted Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.

This hands-on class is for the beginner who has little or no experience using a computer. It will introduce people to the basics of computer terminology and the popular word processing program Microsoft Word.

This orientation to computers is ideal for those who have had little or no exposure to computers. There will be an overview of parts of the computer and terminology including: desktop, menus, mouse instruction, scrolling, clicking, keying (typing), saving, and basic Internet skills.

Learn how to search the Internet more effectively in this hands-on introductory class. Basic search techniques and tools will be demonstrated. Learn how to create, format, save/open and cut/copy and paste documents.

To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:52

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Plymouth Senior Center remains open thanks to $170,000 Community Development Block Grant

PLYMOUTH — A senior center in Plymouth will avoid a shutdown after receiving an emergency grant to replace its broken sprinkler system. The NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has approved an emergency Community Development Block Grant of $170,000 to make necessary upgrades.

“There is an immediate need to correct the problem and get the building code-compliant,” said Kevin Flynn, CDFA Communications Director. “Until these recent failures, the sprinkler system passed all of its annual inspections, so the problem was unexpected and urgently required action. We don’t want to see any interruptions to the services the center affords Grafton County seniors.”

The Plymouth Regional Senior Center provides hot meals to area residents, as well as other services. A letter from Fire Chief Casino Clogston to the center’s director stated, “your current place of assemble permit could be revoked due to violations to the Life Safety Code” without repairing or replacing the sprinklers.

“We’re pleased and relieved to get this grant. It’s import to protect the safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers. We’d like to thank CDFA for quickly responding to the emergency,” said Roberta Berner, the Executive Director of the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council.

The CDBG grant now goes to the Executive Council where it awaits approval. The CDBG program funds provide housing and create jobs primarily for low- and moderate-income people. Funds are provided to the state of New Hampshire by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and administered by CDFA. Each project is evaluated on several criteria, including impact on low- and moderate-income residents and the acquisition of matching funding.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:44

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‘Uncorked’ tickets now on sale

LACONIA —  Tickets are on sale for Lakes Region Uncorked, a unique fall fundraiser supporting Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) held at the Laconia Country Club on Saturday, November 1, 6-9 p.m.

Guests enjoy samples of locally made wine, mead, cider and beer, a variety of fine foods, desserts, and coffee. 'Uncorked' guests also can partake in a wine education and food preparation session, enjoy live music and participate in a silent auction.

"This event is clearly in line with LRCS' commitment and support of our local economy and entrepreneurs. It is the only tasting in the Lakes Region that features a collection of local area wine and beer vendors. Our sponsors and vendors are amazing in their support, generosity and enthusiasm. Uncorked was a fabulous event in its debut in 2013 and everyone is excited for this year's gala. I strongly suggest guests buy their tickets early!" commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director.

Vendors include: Canterbury Aleworks; Coffin Cellars Winery; Farnum Hill Ciders; Gilmanton Winery and Vineyard; Haunting Whisper Vineyard; Hermit Woods Winery; Newfound Lake Vineyards; Sap House Meadery; Squam Brewing; The Vineyard at Seven Birches and Woodstock Inn Brewery. Other vendors include The Beerkery; Curt's Caterers, Edible Arrangements, Woodshed Coffee; A Grape Affair; The Mill Fudge Factory and NH2O Spring Water.

Lakes Region Uncorked relies on the generosity and support of the business community for its fundraising success. Bank of New Hampshire is the event's Title Sponsor. Other sponsors include: LRGHealthcare; Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, CPAs; Melcher & Prescott Insurance- Grapes, Grains & Orchard Sponsors; Franklin Savings Bank- Wine & Dine in NH; Curt's Caterers of Gilford – Fine Foods; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England-Dessert Sponsor; Prescription Center –Silent Auction; LPL Financial- Music Sponsor and RMON Networks-Tasting Guide Sponsor.

Ticket proceeds benefit individuals, children and families with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries who receive core supports and services from LRCS and the children and families served by the LRCS Family Resource Center of Central NH. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, space permitting, and include admission to the tasting room, silent auction and wine and food education session. All ticket holders will receive a keepsake Uncorked wine glass and Tasting Guide. Participants must be 21 years or older for admittance.

To purchase tickets online by credit card visit uncorked2014.eventbrite.com, by Mail send checks payable to LRCS to: LRCS-Uncorked, PO Box 509, Laconia, NH 03247. Additional information and print brochures are available by contacting Joanne Piper Lang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 524-8811.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:40

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