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Bank of New Hampshire Doubles Donations to NH Food Pantries

LACONIA —  Bank of New Hampshire's 4th annual Feeding New Hampshire Food Drive resulted in double the collected donations over last year. Bank of New Hampshire's 21 Banking Offices collected nearly 5,100 non-perishable food items and over $600 in monetary donations. These donations were delivered to nineteen local food pantries throughout New Hampshire the week prior to Thanksgiving.

"This food drive continues to grow each year and we can only hope to help more and more as time goes on. The need this year has been greater than in recent years, making this a staple to the communities we serve," stated Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. "Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire. This is what makes Bank of New Hampshire more than a bank."

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank's customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:38

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Inter-Lakes Alumni Association Sends Out Giving Letter

MEREDITH — The Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association met recently to put together its Annual Giving Letter. This is the Association's main fund raiser for the year and the letter was sent out to all alumni that are currently in the association's database.

Classes which hold reunions are asked to send  a copy of their updated class list to The Meredith/I-L Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253
The money that is raised from this fund raiser is mainly used to continue the association's yearly scholarships that are given to worthy seniors at Inter-Lakes High School. For the past 2 years the association has been able to award three- $1,000 scholarships.
Donations from the fund raiser are also used to help support the Annual Alumni Gathering, which is held each year on the first Sunday in June. This event gives all alumni the chance to reconnect with friends and class mates. The 2014 annual event will be on June 1 in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at the Lake House at Mill Falls. The Alumni Association will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary.

Each year the 50 year Class members are the honored guests of the Alumni Association, and in 2014 the Class of 1964 will be honored. Carolyn Schoenbauer along with a committee of classmates is heading up the reunion plans and the class is looking to connect with all their classmates. The Alumni Association is also looking for alumni members who might be able to give a little of their time to help with the associations duties. Call Ann Sprague at 677-2196 for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:27

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Pemi Choral Society greets season with three concerts

GILFORD — The Pemigewasset Choral Society celebrates its 41st holiday season with a series of three concerts beginning on Thursday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church.

This performance will be followed with concerts on Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. in Franklin at St Paul's Roman Catholic Church and Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m. at the Hanaway Theater in Silver Cultural Arts Center at Plymouth State University.

All concerts are open to the public with admission by donation in Gilford and Franklin. General admission at Plymouth State University is $10. Tickets are available in advance by calling 535-ARTS. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Under the direction of Leslie McDonnell and assistant director, William Gunn with pianist, Catharine Dornin, the program, titled "The Glory of the Season," will feature three "Glorias": the full Rutter "Gloria", portions of Vivaldi's "Gloria," and the Basler "Gloria." The rest of the concert includes a variety of pieces from the "Sussex Carol" to "Silver Bells."

The concert will be performed by the nearly 100 voices of The Pemi Choral Society, along with a Children's Choir, as well as a Brass and Percussion Ensemble.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:25

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Consolidated Electrical Distributors opens new storefront in Gilford

GILFORD — Citing an opportunity to develop new business in northern New England and central New Hampshire, Consolidated Electrical Distributors has recently leased space in a Route 11 strip mall.

Under a five-year lease, Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) will occupy 8,100 square feet in the former State of New Hampshire Liquor Store location on Old Lake Shore Road, adjacent to the movie theater. CED serves the commercial, industrial and retail markets in the central and northern New Hampshire regions, including Belknap, Carroll, Coos and eastern Grafton counties.

With several vehicles and a staff of approximately seven people, Consolidated Electrical is poised to embrace a demanding and rebounding new building and renovation marketplace. CED is the exclusive area distributor of Square D products, a preeminent American manufacturer of electrical controls and distributors.

According to General Manager Mike Mains, the contractors in the area have extremely tight schedules and meeting their delivery demands is key to CED's success.

"Our customers are contractors who are working on tight deadlines. Time is money," said Mains. "Only CED can provide delivery of electrical supplies the same day the order is placed. Same-day service is what sets us apart from other wholesale distributors. Our mission is to simply delivering the best products in a more timely manner."

Mains, who has been with the company for 17 years, had been manager of the firm's Dover location. A key individual in the selection of the new space, Mains says location was the driving factor for the CED opening in the Gilford location. "This spot has a lot going for it. Being located right off the by-pass with ample parking, the Gilford location gives our customers quick and easy access to the building and the needed items."

Kevin Sullivan of Weeks Associates Commercial Realtors, brokered the deal for CED, with Summit Realty Partners of Lexington, MA, representing the building's owner. The managing broker for Summit Realty was Frank Normandin, who grew up in Laconia and retains local family and business connections in the Lakes Region area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:05

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