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Children's Auction & Food Panty Benefit at Patrick's Halloween Baseball Bash

GILFORD — Red Sox fans, costume wearers, live music fans and Pub Maniacs – you are all invited to Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford this Saturday night as Patrick's once again hosts their Halloween Bash to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and the Children's Auction.
Get your costume on, or at minimum, your favorite Red Sox gear on, and enjoy a great evening of music with Paul Costley and Brooks Hubbard beginning at 8pm along with game 3 of the World Series between the Sox and the Cardinals. Anyone in costume (or Red Sox attire) is eligible to win some fun prizes in a raffle.
Donate $10 to the Pub Mania team of your choice (100% goes to the Children's Auction) and receive a complimentary beverage of your choice along with entry into the Grand Prize drawing featuring a 2-night stay at your choice of destinations with InnSeason Resort and a 1-night overnight with breakfast at the Woodstock Station in Lincoln.

Grand Prizes will be awarded at 9 p.m. and 10 p..m.
Patrick's will also be collecting non-perishables for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and all customers are invited to drop-off whatever they can.
For more information, call or email Patrick's at 293-0841 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:22

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Free Smoke Detector Battery Changes for Area Seniors


FRANKLIN — It's time for a change...a battery change that is! LRGHealthcare is pleased to announce their 13th annual Senior Safety Day, to be held on Saturday, October 26.

Partnering with local fire departments in the communities of Franklin, Tilton, Northfield, Andover, Hill, Belmont, Sanbornton, Bristol, New Hampton, Laconia, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough and Gilford, this program offers free smoke detector battery changes for seniors.

Fire department representatives will be available to visit your home with replacement batteries and smoke detectors. They will also offer free installation to homes not properly equipped with enough smoke detectors.

If you are a senior in one of these communities or if you know of one who could utilize this great service, we encourage you to call today. For more information or to schedule your free appointment, call Franklin Regional Hospital at 934-2060 ext. 8329.

A working smoke alarm can more than double your chances of surviving a fire. Take the necessary steps to remain safe -- make the call today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:17

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Meredith Bay Trick or Trot Saturday

MEREDITH — The inaugural Meredith Bay Trick or Trot 5k and Spooky Sprint 1/4 miler  will be held Saturday, October 26.

This family friendly event begins with a kids run at 9 a.m., known as the Spooky Sprint which starts at Hesky Park. Kids are encouraged to dress in ( running safe) costumes and sprint the spooktacular 1/4 miler distance around the Bay. All little ghost and goblins will be treated to a prize at the finish line. Spooky sprint is $5. Following the Spooky sprint, the 5k road race begins with walkers starting at 915 a.m. and runners at 9:30 a.m. Registration is at Hesky Park between 8:15 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. on race day.

Those who dare to dress in costumes for the 5k race can be entered in the costume contest. Check out the costume categories on the website meredithbaytrickortrot.com. Lots of bewitching prizes for contest winners. 5k race is $25.

This year Meredith Bay trick or trot is to benefit the Meredith Emergency food pantry which serves Meredith, Center Harbor and New Hampton.  Registrations can be picked up at the Fitness Edge in Meredith or the Meredith Library. Or register at Hesky park at 8:15 on Saturday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:15

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LACLT Awarded Tax Credits to Upgrade Properties

LACONIA —  The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) has been awarded $500,000 in tax credits to sell by New Hampshire's Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA).

The proceeds from the sale to business donors will be used to upgrade 60 units of permanently affordable rental housing owned by LACLT, many of which are showing significant wear and tear.

Twenty years ago, the Laconia Area Community Land Trust began rehabbing scattered-site apartments in Laconia. Five years later, LACLT finished its first major project – a $1.4 million revitalization of the city's Avery Hill neighborhood. Pine Hill and other Land Trust projects quickly followed.

Now LACLT is working on a Portfolio Strengthening Initiative for these properties, which for years have provided safe, well-managed homes for hundreds of people while increasing property values and tax revenue. Because LACLT remains committed to preserving these permanently affordable community assets, the aging units need a capital infusion to position them for success for the next two decades.

Statewide, more than $4.1 million was recently awarded through the CDFA Tax Credit Program. Twenty-three community projects throughout the state sought tax credit funding; 10 initiatives were approved. LACLT's Portfolio Strengthening Initiative was one of only three
applications awarded its full request.

Awards made to these organizations are tax credits, not cash. The Tax Credit Program enables businesses to donate to LACLT in exchange for a state tax credit that can be applied against the New Hampshire business profits, business enterprise, or insurance premium taxes. The
state tax credit is equal to 75% of that contribution. In addition, the contribution may be treated as a charitable deduction to the the extent the federal laws allow. Tax credit may be carried forward during a five-year period. After both state and federal tax benefits are accounted for, a contribution of $10,000 actually costs the company less that 11% or $1,100. LACLT is responsible for securing donations/pledges from for-profit companies with a New Hampshire state tax liability.

CDFA, created by legislation in 1983, is a nonprofit public instrumentality of the State of New Hampshire. CDFA administers nearly $57 million in funding resources, which includes a combination of state Tax Credits and federal Community Development Block Grant, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Energy Reduction Funds. CDFA supports the development of vibrant and resilient communities by providing
resources for community development efforts.

For more information about purchasing tax credits from LACLT in support of their Portfolio Strengthening Initiative contact Hope Jordan at 603-524-0747, or visit www.laclt.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:11

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