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Hermit Woods Winery raises $28,980 with a successful Kickstarter Campaign

 SANBORNTON — With just hours left, Hermit Woods Winery received the necessary contributions to successfully fund their on-line Kickstarter Campaign. They had just 30 days to raise the $28,000 needed to complete their new tasting room at 72 Main Street, Meredith. By the end of their campaign, they had over 170 backers and a raised $28,980.

"All of us here at Hermit Woods are so thankful for all the help we received and cannot thank our supporters enough for helping us make this happen" says Bob Manley, owner and partner at Hermit Woods Winery.

With the added funds work has begun on the final projects necessary to get their new tasting room open in the next few weeks. With a little luck, they hope to be open by February t, but much will need to happen for them to meet that goal. Visit their website, www.hermitwoods.com or www.facebook.com/hermitwoods for information on their official opening day.

To learn about Hermit Woods Kickstarter campaign, visit http://kck.st/1kUYM0y, or just do a search on theKickstarter webpage for Hermit Woods Winery.

Ken Hardcastle, Chuck Lawrence, and Bob Manley opened this small boutique winery in Sanbornton in 2011. They make a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional wines and meads from local fruit and honey, as well as a few select wines crafted from imported grapes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:37

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Squam Science Center hosting Groundhog’s Day celebration on Feb. 1

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will host a Groundhog Day Celebration on Saturday, February 1 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Attendees can learn about what really happens on February 2 and solve puzzles about groundhogs. Discover the answers of how groundhogs are related to woodchucks, where they go and why the disappear in the winter. Interactive games, crafts, storytelling, outdoor activities, and a visit with a live groundhog will occur throughout the day. 

This program is geared for adults and children ages 5 and up. Cost is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Registration is requested in advance by calling 603-968-7194. For more information visit www.nhnature.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:29

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Plymouth Rotary Club to Host Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Rotary Club will host the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Wednesday, January 29 from 5–7 p.m. at the new Plymouth Enterprise Center at One Bridge Street in Plymouth.
Special information will be available on the new community-wide project involving Livermore Falls.

This monthly scheduled networking opportunity conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses. For additional information, contact the Chamber at 536-1001.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:06

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Patrick's receives the Good Neighbor Award

NASHUA — Patrick's Pub & Eatery was once again recognized for their outstanding community service and involvement at the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association's (NHLRA) Awards Dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. Sponsored by American Express, The Good Neighbor Award honors restaurants that have gone above and beyond in giving back to their communities.

As the NH winner for the small business category, Patrick's will be eligible for the National Award which includes $5,000 to the community effort of their choice as well as an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to receive their award. Citing Patrick's success in the Pub Mania fundraising event that supports the WLNH Children's Auction, National Restaurant Association Director Tom Boucher presented the award to Patrick's owners Jeff & Allan Beetle.

This is the second time Patrick's has received this prestigious award, winning it their first time year of operation, as they were recognized previously in 2008. The Pub Mania fundraiser raised a record $177,545 this past December and has now raised $562,000 in the first five years of the event.

Patrick's owners and staff have also been involved and supportive of the WOW Trail, a project whose aim is to build a 9 mile multi-use recreation trail along the active railroad corridor in Laconia, as part of a regional effort spanning from Meredith to Franklin. Co-owner Allan Beetle has been serving on the WOW Trail board since its establishment over 10 years ago and is currently serving as the President of the WOW Trail group. The first 1.3 miles of the trail was completed in 2010 and the WOW Trail group expects to double the length of the trail, connecting to the town of Belmont, in late 2014.

In addition, Patrick's has a "Giving Back" program that has supported a variety of community projects over the years, directly contributing over $25,000 back to the community. Patrick's Pub & Eatery is currently in its 26th year of operation. Patrick's has been recognized on numerous occasions for their community involvement including the Belknap Economic Development Council's Corporate Soul Award and the NHLRA's Restaurant of the Year Award.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:01

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