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Buy Local, Give Local Effort Underway in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO — Wolfeboro merchants have a lot invested in the community and they give year round to various non-profit organizations.
Winnipesaukee Chocolates, for example, gives 10% of their profits year round to a variety of worthy organizations such as Squam Lake Science Center, the Castle Preservation Society, Perform It! Young People's Stage Company and the Loon Center.
Gatherings by Stellaluna, on the other hand, is currently working to get a $10,000 grant for the Food Pantry.
Now many of Wolfeboro's merchants are working together to give to local non-profit organizations through the months of November and December by doing Buy Local, Give Local.
For the next two months a percentage of what is spent in Wolfeboro will be given to a variety of organizations.
Winnipesaukee Chocolates has pledged to split 5% of their sales between GALA and Appalachian Mountain Teen Project.
Stellaluna is going to continue to give to the food pantry.
Sarah Copplestone, at Artisans Corner, has six jars on her counters with the names of non-profits. After customers make a purchase, Sarah is giving them money back to put in the jar of their choosing.
Additionally, there are drawings weekly in these stores for Wolfeboro Bucks. These bucks will be redeemable at all participating merchants and will increase in value as the New Year approaches. Make sure you register each week!
So do your Christmas and other shopping at the following stores and let some of your money go to the many non-profits supported in the Wolfeboro area: Artisans Corner, The Country Bookseller, Black's Gifts, Sandy Martin Gallery, Granite State Goodies, Sprouts, Flags over Winnipesaukee, Penny Candy, Butternuts, Emma Taylor, Marie's Treasures, Gatherings by Stellaloona, The Art Place, Champagne Taste, Winnipesaukee Chocolates, Made on Earth, Mari's Treasures.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 09:07

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Kiwanis Club presents a donation to the Christmas Fund

Meredith Kiwanis presented $1,000 to the Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund this year. The IL Christmas Fund provides toys, clothing stocking stuffers and food baskets during the holiday season to members of community with children in the Interlakes School District. Those interested in joining the Meredith Kiwanis should call 581-8413 for more information. In the image (left to right), Wendy Bagley, Kiwanis Member; Nancy Howe from the IL Christmas Fund & Stephen Gasco, Kiwanis Member and current President. (Courtesy photo)

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Alton Historical Society Elects New Officers

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society held its annual meeting at the Gilman Library on October 15. A potluck supper was enjoyed by approximately 45 members, followed by the election of Officers and Board of Directors.
Elected were President, Martin Cornelissen, Vice-President, Nelson Kennedy, Recording Secretary, Nancy Merrill, Corresponding Secretary, Susan Morse, and Treasurer, Mary Cornelissen. Elected to the Board of Directors were: Jonathan Downing for a three-year term. Nancy Downing for a two-year term, and Reuben Wentworth for a one-year term. Nancy Thomas, Past President, will serve ex-officio.
To learn more about the Alton Historical society, visit its website: altonhistoricalsociety.org or contact President Martin Cornelissen at (603) 875-5456.

New members are always welcome. The Alton Historical Society is open to the public the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Museum is located on Main Street in Alton at the Gilman Library in the lower level. Parking is available at the rear of the Library off Depot Street.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 08:22

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Blue Star Mothers sponsoring Wreaths for Boscawen

BOSCAWEN — The Blue Star Mothers of NH, sponsor of the program - Wreaths at Boscawen – would like help in placing wreaths in Sections 1K thru 1S and Section 3 (approx. 1,000 wreaths) on December 14, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery starting at 10:30 a.m. The wreaths being placed are 12" and will have a red ribbon. The wreath-laying event will coincide with the day that the wreaths are placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

This is an idea that started with a wish made by a Gold Star Family in 2007 that were facing their first Christmas without their son who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery by the Worcester Wreath Company, the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire decided we needed to answer their Christmas wish

Soldier's Helpers once again will be on hand with refreshments and hot drinks.

At noon the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will hold a ceremony at the Circle of Flags in conjunction with Wreaths Across America. The ceremony coincides with similar ceremonies across the United States of America with placing ceremonial wreaths on the military service markers.

The Gold Star Mothers will return on January 11, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. to help pick up all the wreaths and all are welcome to join.

Donations are being accepted to help purchase the  12" Balsam Wreath with a four loop red bow. The wreaths cost is $6.50 and they are purchased locally and will be delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 14. To learn more about the Wreaths for Boscawen visit www.bluestarmothersofnh.org.


Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 08:12

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