LACONIA — On Thursday, October 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the brand new wing of the Laconia High School, spend the early evening enjoying live music, local foods and participating in discussion that influences how our local natural assets are managed.
The evening, brought to you by the Belknap County Conservation District, will open with local acoustical guitar artist Don Watson and a delicious variety of refreshments provided by the staff of the Local Eatery.
Afterward, there will be short informational presentations on the results of the NH Governor's Water Sustainability Commission (including what the public had to say about our state's water resources); local grassroots efforts that improve access to fresh locally produced food and 'food security'; agricultural projects helping commercial and private growers in the region; and breathtaking Mt. Major and the hiking trails of the Belknap Range — hikers are often surprised how many of the trails are not publicly owned.
Pre-registration for the gathering is requested by September 30. There is a small registration fee that can be refunded if people bring 4 pounds of fresh, uncooked, uncut locally grown vegetables from your garden or purchased at a local farm stand to the event. This produce will be donated to a local food pantry. For more information call BCCD at telephone 527-5880 or visit website www.belknapccd.org
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:02
MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2013 Annual Photo Contest. Selected photos will be included in the 2014 MVSB Community Calendar or on the Bank's website at www.mvsb.com.
The Bank received over 300 unique submissions from approximately 70 local and visiting photographers for this year's contest, making narrowing down the selection quite a challenge.
"We always have such a wonderful response for this contest," noted Cindy Hemeon-Plessner, Vice President and Marketing Officer at MVSB. "We really look for photos that capture the unique character of the Lakes Region and the communities we serve. This is a great way to celebrate the people and culture of those areas and provides us the opportunity to highlight the artistic work of some very talented people."
The winners of the 2014 Community Photo Contest are devised into various categories. Winners of the website category include Kenneth Alger of Wolfeboro, Ruth Arsenault of Alton Bay, Ida Gould of Campton, Bob Ness of Wolfeboro, Elizabeth Morin of Moultonborough, and Bill Tisdale of Gilford.
Calendar winners are: Dawn Garza of Center Ossipee,
Christina Kolb of Gilford, Kurt Oberhausen of Belmont,and
Jackie Prince of New Hampton.
Calendar and website winners are: Donald Bump of Ashland, Robert Clifford of Gilford,Joan Coburn of Gilford, Linda Fairchild of Center Ossipee,Christine Randall of Ashland and Susan Francesco of Holderness.
The Bank plans to launch its photo contest for next year on Monday, March 3, 2014 with a deadline for submissions of Friday, May 30.
MVSB also plans to put a stronger focus on selecting photos that demonstrate community events and people enjoying the variety of venues, attractions and local businesses the Lakes Region has to offer year round.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:58
BRISTOL — Kim Bruneau has joined the sales department of Old Mill Properties, it was announced by Lorna Platts, owner of the real estate brokerage office at 507 Lake Street, Bristol.
Prior to joining Old Mill Properties, Bruneau has been in early childhood education and has worked summers at Shackett's Store. Currently Kim is dividing her time between Old Mill Properties and her work in the mental health field.
Originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts, she has lived in the Newfound Area for the past 20 years and is enthusiastic about everything that the Lakes Region has to offer.
Community and church activities have been an important part of Bruneau's life. She has been president of St. Timothy Women's Club of Holy Trinity Parish, is a member of the Granite State College Alumni Learners Association Board and is a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, fitness, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 11:04
LACONIA — Irwin Automotive is bringing Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR School program to the Laconia community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Laconia High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle Thursday, September 26th at Laconia High School from 3-7pm, Irwin will donate $20 to Laconia High School. The funds will be used to help contribute to the new Athletic Field.
Since the start of Ford's Drive 4 UR School program in 2007, more than $16 million in donations have been generated for high schools nationwide. "We know funding for school programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group. "We're excited to raise money for a new athletic field for the students of Laconia High School."
The event will feature various Ford vehicles, from the fuel efficient Fusion to the electric C-Max. The Irwin Ford friendly staff will be on site and available to answer any questions and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.
Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 10:57
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