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080513 Laconia Police Department holding Community Night Out next Tuesday (181)

LACONIA — Laconia police will be hosting a "National Night Out Party'' at Opechee Beach, Tuesday, August 6 from 5-7 p.m.

"National Night Out" is community police partnership held on the first Tuesday of August each year. It aims to increase awareness about Police programs in communities, such as drug prevention and other anti crime efforts and is designed to help bring neighbors together.

Joining the Laconia Police Department will be the Laconia Fire Department, State Police Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit, Belknap Regional Special Operations, Belknap Regional Technical Accident Reconstruction, State Police and Gilford K-9 units, Lakes Region Citizen Emergency Response Team, Stand Up for a Drug Free Laconia, Lakes Region United Way, Belknap County Department of Corrections, Belknap County Sheriffs Department, Lakes Region Community Services Council, Genesis, New Beginnings, and severalother community organizations.

Free hotdogs will be given out along with chips, drinks,Hart's Slush and Funspot token cards (while supplies last). These are available thanks to the generous donations from Circle K, Hart's Slush, and Funspot.

For more information, contact; Lt. Richard Simmons of the Laconia Police Department at 524-5257 ext. 332 for more information

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 09:12

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080313 Cumberland Road Closed Due to Culvert Repair Work (165)

GILFORD  —Due to a heavy rain event on Monday, July 22 and into Tuesday, July 23,a major culvert that crosses Cumberland Road at the Route 11 end was damaged and consequently is not allowing water to pass through. The town is utilizing this years' road contractor, Wolcott Construction of Gilmanton and Busby Construction of Atkinson to facilitate repairs.

As of today, the road is closed to traffic and signage is in place to help direct the public around this area safely. The public can follow the detour signs travelling through Gunstock Acres, to and from Route 11.

It is expected that repairs will take approximately two weeks to complete before the road is again open to traffic. Drivers are asked to observe due caution when travelling in this area due to construction equipment in and around the job site.

Call Gilford Public Works at 527-4778 with any questions or concerns, or visit the Town's website to follow the project's progress.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 09:04

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080313 Citizens Bank Urges Donations for Gear for Grades Program (160)

MANCHESTER —  There is still time to donate new school supplies to Citizens Bank Gear for Grades program that will send 3,000 local children back to school with important items to help them learn. Now through August 9 pencils, pens, notebooks, folders and other school supplies can be donated at any Citizens Bank branch across New Hampshire.

The Gear for Grades program is a part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank's program for contributing to the economic vitality of communities. Since 2003, the program has helped more than 215,000 children across the bank's footprint where it operates as Citizens Bank in New England and the Mid-Atlantic and Charter One in the Midwest.

This year's program is in partnership with Child and Family Services of NH, the New Hampshire Union Leader and 95.7 WZID.
In Plymouth 140 backpacks will be donated to community organizations including A+ Plymouth Elementary School's afterschool program as well as Whole Village Family Resource Center.

In Laconia backpacks will be donated to the Family Resource Center of Central NH.

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:56

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082613MVSBPemiYouthCenter: 3X Pemi Youth Center (313)

MEREDITH — Pemi Youth Center was chosen as one of nineteen non-profit agencies across the greater Lakes Region to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank charitable fund. The Center will use the $5,000 grant to support their After School Program, which provides a safe, supervised, after school environment that engages youth in educational and enrichment activities to support academic and social development.

All services at the Pemi Youth Center are provided at no cost to youth or their families. Staff and volunteers provide positive role models and mentors for attendees and lead them in a variety of after school activities including: academic support, mentoring, creative arts, recreational activities, cooking, empowerment groups, drug and alcohol prevention, a science program, community service opportunities, college planning assistance, and more.

In addition to these activities, the group prepares a healthy meal daily and 90% of participants eat dinner each week night at the Center.

"At Pemi Youth Center, we take a holistic approach to our After School Program, ensuring that we are not only helping students succeed academically, but also socially and emotionally," said Jessica Dutille, Executive Director for Pemi Youth Center. "Through the building of relationships and participation in activities, our youth attendees develop confidence and self-esteem as well as new interests and skills. This generous support from MVSB will help us continue to provide a high quality after school program to the Greater Plymouth and Grafton County communities."

CAPTION — Pemi Youth Center Executive Director Jessica Dutille (middle row, second from left), Program Director Brian Dutille (back row, left), Board Member Richard Hage (back row, right), Volunteer youth and volunteers gather with Meredith Village Savings Bank’s Sara Custance (back row, second from left) and Martha Clifford (middle row, right) in front of the Center to acknowledge a recent $5000 grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank fund to help support the Center’s After School Program. (Courtesy photo)

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:48

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