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Meredith Chamber Plans Fall Meeting

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the Annual Fall Business Meeting of the Chamber will take place on Friday, October 25 at Hart's Restaurant.
This year the Chamber will hold its meeting at noontime and will feature a fall luncheon buffet as well as the election of offiers. President Dave Hamblet reports that the highlight of the meeting will be the presentation of the Annual Community Awards. The Meredith Area Chamber represents over 300 businesses from the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sandwich, Holderness, Weirs Beach as well as several members from the Newfound Area.

All in the Lakes Region business community are invited to attend. Reservations may be made by calling the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:02

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Downtown Revitalization Forum in Bristol on October 24 (393)

BRISTOL —  On Thursday, October 24 the town of Bristol will host a forum on downtown revitalization for rural communities. This forum is part of an ongoing effort to assist rural communities in economic development.

"I'm pleased that leaders in Ashland, Bristol, Holderness, and Plymouth have shown a real initiative in assuring their communities take advantage of resources that will further their development," said Grafton County Economic Development Executive Director Mark Scarano.

The Downtown Revitalization Forum will begin at 8 a.m. at the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol. The program will begin with a keynote by Joe Denning, Bristol selectman, who will share his learned and unique perspective on bringing town projects from the planning stages to fruition.

Denning is a long-time Bristol resident and civic leader and has served on the Board of Selectman since 1998. Joe has been instrumental in spearheading many town projects including the recent downtown improvements as well as Safe Routes to School projects, the Pemi Trail Project and the Bike Path to Newfound Lake.

Two work sessions will follow, led by Robbie Grady, who will present on ways to build support: political, financial, and volunteer for downtown projects as well as creating promotional events to draw visitors to your community. Grady is a nationally Certified Main Street Manager, holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Texas, and is currently the executive director of Goffstown Main Street Program and the facilitator for NH Vibrant Communities.

The forum will end with a tour of downtown Bristol, which has just undergone a major downtown improvement.

The forum is free and open to the public but RSVPs by Monday, October 21 are required as seats are limited. A light breakfast and box lunch will be served. For questions, contact Jeanie Forrester by calling 279-1459 or RSVP directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) is a group of community leaders working together to bring economic development opportunities to rural communities.

The forum will be held at the Minot-Sleeper Library.

Schedule is as follows:

8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Registration/breakfast

8:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Michael Capone, Bristol Town Administrator

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Joe Denning, Bristol Selectman

9 :30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Session I: Downtown organization - getting started, building support: political, financial, and volunteer, R. Grady

11a.m. -12:15 p.m. Session II: Downtown promotions, R. Grady

12:15 p.m. -1 p.m. Box lunch and networking

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Bristol Revitalization Tour: M. Capone

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:58

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Indoor Yard Sale benefits food pantry

MEREDITH — The 4th Annual Indoor Yard Sale to benefit the Meredith Emergency Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, October 19 from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Inter-Lakes Elementary School.

Each year over $2000 has been raised for this cause. The Inter-lakes Education Association and the Inter-Lakes Support Staff Association sponsor the event.

Good, clean donations are needed and can be dropped off at the elementary school on Friday, October 18 from 3:30-6 p.m. or Saturday morning from 7-8 a.m. There will also be a canned food donation box and a bake sale. For more information call 279-7968 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:54

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Bridgewater planning 27th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

BRIDGEWATER — Newfound Grocery, Hall's Excavation and Speare Hospital are taking community activism to heart by hosting Bridgewater's 27th Annual Turkey Trot. The Thanksgiving day race will benefit the Santa Fund for Hebron and Bridgewater Village Elementary School, which provides gifts and holiday dinners to the children of local, needy families.

The race will start and finish at Newfound Grocery and consists of a 3.6 mile walk/run around Whittemore Point, Bridgewater. The event includes raffles for products and services donated by many other community-minded local businesses. All proceeds from the race and raffles will benefit the Santa Fund.

The event is open to all, with registration starting at 8 a.m. followed by the race at 9 a.m. The registration and starting location is Newfound Grocery, Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater.  For further information contact Newfound Grocery, 744-8616.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:51

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