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Bank of New Hampshire Wears Jeans for New Beginnings

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to support New Beginnings of Belknap County by hosting an employee jeans day. By donating $5 to New Beginnings, each donating employee could wear jeans to work on the designated Friday.

A total of $900 was raised by employees and the bank's match. These funds will be used to provide free and confidential services to people whose lives have been affected by domestic and sexual violence and stalking as well to present educational programs to help break the cycle of violence.

New Beginnings provides direct services in Belknap County, including short-term refuge and a supportive place for sexual assault survivors, battered women and their children. In addition, they educate survivors about the choices they have and to educate the community about the history, causes, and methods of confronting violence against women, including physical, emotional and sexual assault, thereby promoting change.

For more information on New Beginnings, visit www.NewBeginngingsNH.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:58

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Meredith Edward Jones Office Supports Toys for Tots Drive

MEREDITH — Jacqueline Taylor, the local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Northern District Toys for Tots program by using her office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.

Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 14 Main Street, downtown Meredith , during regular business hours through December 20.

"With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," Taylor said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:27

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Jeremy Wallace Trio at Pitman's Saturday Night (146)

LACONIA — The Jeremy Wallace Trio will perform Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight House.

Jeremy Wallace is a blues/rock singer/songwriter from New Jersey. He has performed at various venues on the East Coast, and has opened for artists such as Dave Van Ronk, John Hammond, and Freedy Johnston. Wallace took guitar lessons from Van Ronk, who sang a duet with Wallace on the song "Samson and Delilah" on Wallace's second album, She Used to Call Me Honey.
Jeremy has a gritty, graveled voice that sounds as though he's been gargling with gasoline. A bushel-full of song upon song about love-gone-oh-so-wrong, the romance of hanging out in deadbeat bars, the salvation of whiskey and making lots of bad choices. A minimalistic blues-based sound soaked in days long gone by – all drums with brushes and stand-up bass.

Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information check www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:24

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Gallery Space Features Photogapher John Gill

LACONIA — The Gallery Space at 27 Canal Street is happy to spotlight the photography of professional landscape and nature photographer, John Gill for the month of November.

Gill's work is published regularly and has won numerous professional awards throughout New England. Gill said," In addition to interpreting the New England landscape photographically, I have a keen interest in bird photography. " These regional landscapes are therefore complemented by a strong sampling of the wild birds that inhabit them.

The exhibition features large framed pieces as well as smaller images which offers the Gallery Space visitor the opportunity to see Gill's images at a variety of scales.

The exhibition will move to Local Eatery for the month of December as part of the Gallery Space and Local Eatery collaborative business venture supporting local artists and photographers. A Meet the Photographer Reception is planned for the end of November. Go to www.fratescreates.com for details.

The New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association has honored Gill twice with its Photographer of the Year award. For more information about the photographer go to his website at www.johngillphoto.com

For Gallery hours call 528-7651.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:22

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