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NH Open Doors event this weekend

PLYMOUTH — Area residents and visitors to Central New Hampshire can look forward to local artists and businesses rolling out the red carpet on the weekend of November 2 & 3. As a part of New Hampshire Open Doors, ten local artist galleries, studios and local shops will host Open Houses in Plymouth and surrounding towns.

"This is our fourth year to participate in the New Hampshire Open Doors program and we always enjoy meeting new people that have never had the opportunity to take the time to stop in and see what we do here," says Eric Johnson of Eric Johnson's Furniture located on Route 3 in Campton.

Visitors to participating shops and galleries can expect to find a wide variety of treats including hands on demonstrations, refreshments, creative gift ideas, live music, and special sales.

The local participants include: Eric Johnson's Furniture, Campton; Red Barn Studio & Gallery, Campton; Artistic Roots, Plymouth; Hundelrut Studio, Plymouth; Community Clay Center, Plymouth; the Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth; Ripple Pottery, Rumney; Shanware Pottery, Rumney; Rumney's Country Gifts & Things, Rumney; and Polar Caves Park, Rumney.

New Hampshire Open Doors is sponsored by New Hampshire Made and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. It is a statewide event hosted the first weekend in November each year. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:17

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New Hampton Historical Society Presents Stories of Our Town

NEW HAMPTON — Elder residents of New Hampton have been interviewed for the New Hampton Historical Society's Oral History Project and have told their stories about their lives in the community.

Several of these town members will share their stories, revealing the values that shaped the character of the town on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.

Topics will include the Hurricane of 1938, the New Hampton Grange, Old Home Day, the one room schools, town governance/services, and cultural and demographic changes in the town over the past 70 years. Audience members will also be invited to share their own stories.

The program is free and open to the public; refreshments served, along with fundraising items for sale.
For more information, contact Gordon DuBois at 279-0379.

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Guilmett Joins Engraving, Awards & Gifts As Assistant Sales Manager

LACONIA — Engraving, Awards & Gifts, a leading e-commerce marketer and manufacturer of awards and incentives, has announced the appointment of Christopher Guilmett as assistant sales manager. Guilmett will help manage the company's expanding customer base of national and international companies.

Guilmett is a lifelong resident of Laconia and an active member of the community, having been actively involved on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Bolduc Park Association, the Belknap Mill Society, Lakes Region United Way, and Laconia/Gilford Lions Club.

He is an incorporator for LRGHealthcare, a member of the WLNH Children's Auction Disbursement Committee, and currently serves on the Laconia School Board and the St. Andre Bessette Parish Pastoral Council. He was a recipient of the Leadership Award from the Lakes Region United Way for 2003 -2004, Lion of the Year for 1999, 2000 & 2003, and is a graduate member of the charter class of Leadership Lakes Region.

Guilmett enjoys spending time with his wife Marlee and sons Jared and Garrett as well as the outdoors and traveling.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:06

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State doing away with hand-written hunting licenses

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will be converting to digitally-generated and printed regular hunting and fishing licenses beginning with the 2014 year. 

More than half of hunting and fishing licenses sold in N.H. are currently purchased online or at stores that use an automated system. New Hampshire is one of the few remaining states where regular licenses are hand-written. A handful of agents around the state are already using the new point-of-sale (POS) system as part of a pilot project that began in August, and things are going well, according to Fish and Game Licensing Supervisor Sue Perry.

When 2014 hunting and fishing licenses become available in mid-December, all Fish and Game license agents will be issuing hunting and fishing licenses via the automated system. Hand-written licenses will no longer be available after the 2013 license year ends.

One change under the new system is that, starting with the 2014 licenses, a $2 transaction fee will be charged per license form. This fee will go to the vendor, Sovereign Sportsman Solutions (S3), for the automated system to cover the cost of its operation, just as online license buyers currently pay a transaction fee.

The new automated system offers many benefits: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will gain faster access to critical license sales data, which can take months to get under the old system. It will also save on printing and shipping costs, since pre-printed license forms will not be needed.

For consumers, the license-buying transaction will be faster and easier. In many cases, their information will already be in the system. Fish and Game license agents will find their administrative reporting is streamlined, because end-of-month reports will be computer-generated, saving them time and effort. They will save time on transactions at the counter, as well, aided by helpful "prompts" to assist them during license sales.

"This should be a positive change for everyone, because it will allow Fish and Game to operate more efficiently and effectively, using technology that has been adopted nationwide with positive results," said Perry.

For more information, and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming move to electronic license sales, visit http://www.wildnh.com/POS

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:02

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