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Country Cottage Furniture Honored as Patriotic Employer

NEW HAMPTON — Country Cottage Furniture, located on Route 104 in New Hampton, was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award. This award was nominated by employee, Justin Sargent of the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Justin was deployed to the Middle East with the Guard along with other members of the 3643rd of  Somersworth.
The Patriotic Employer Award was hand delivered to Peter Rudis, owner of Country Cottage Furniture, by Vic Rogers, Director of Military Outreach for the New Hampshire Committee, ESGR, a Department of Defense volunteer organization that supports all reserve components.
This honor signifies patriotic recognition, support, and cooperation between Reserve Component service members and their civilian employers. The award recognizes employers that support our citizen soldiers and make allowances for flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
Sergeant Justin Sargent stated in his nomination for the award that "Mr. Peter Rudis has always been supportive of my reserve obligation and has willingly allowed me the time needed for military training and deployment". After Sergeant Justin Sargent returned from being deployed, his job was waiting for him at Country Cottage Furniture.  Rudis has hired other Army National Guard members, one of whom recently deployed to Afghanistan.
When interviewed by Vic Rogers, NH Committee ESGR, Rudis explained that the outstanding qualities that he respects in hiring military personnel are their work ethic, professionalism, time management skills and an overall can-do attitude.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:20

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Kids Dance Party to Benefit WLNH Children's Auction

GILFORD —  Looking for something fun to do with your elementary school age kids this weekend? Put your dancing shoes on and come to the Gilford Youth Center on Friday, November 15 from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. for a Kids Dance Party to Benefit the WLNH Children's Auction.

A DJ will provide the tunes, we will provide refreshments and prizes, and you bring the fun. Elementary school age children from all communities are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, call 393-5891 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A donation of $10 per child or $15 for a family is requested.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:16

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Festival of Trees Benefits Child Advocacy Center

BARNSTEAD — Sticks & Stones Farm of Center Barnstead will be hosting the Annual Festival of Trees event Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24.

Join local businesses throughout Belknap County to vote for your favorite decorated tree. This fun-filled, family event includes sleigh rides, hot cocoa/hot cider, marshmallow toasting, baked goods, carolers and pictures with Santa on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 per person or $20 max per car. 6 and under free.
Proceeds will benefit the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (GLCAC) of Belknap County. The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit that serves children between the ages of 2 and 18 who have been victims of crime; specifically sexual abuse, physical abuse and witnesses to violence.

The GLCAC provides direct service forensic interviews, coordination of child abuse investigations, referrals to medical/mental health treatment and community outreach through awareness and prevention trainings.
To purchase a tree for your business call 524-5497. Trees are $45 and decorating times are November 21 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and November 22 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterLakesCAC.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:13

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Breast Cancer and Beyond group to meet

LACONIA — The November Breast Cancer and Beyond gathering will be on Monday, November 25,  from 4:30-6 p.m.

Brian Paterson, ND of the Holistic Health Center will provide an overview on the benefit of relaxation techniques to promote health and enhance physical functioning.

There will also be an opportunity to participate in the practice of "Guided Imagery". The remaining time will be used for socializing, sharing and support.

The gathering will be held at the Women's Imaging Center located at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.

RSVP appreciated but not required. For more information on the Breast Cancer and Beyond Support Program, contact Ginny Witkin ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) at 527-2940.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:09

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