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Meredith Area Chamber's New Brochure now being distributed

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the 2014 promotional brochure has arrived from the printer and is now ready for distribution.

According to Susan Cerutti, Executive Director of the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, the brochure is the centerpiece of the Chamber's marketing program and is aimed at attracting overnight visitors to the area. The distribution of the brochure is primarily out of state with the majority being placed in corporate locations in New England.

The early January arrival and distribution insures that prospective visitors have access to the brochure during the winter months while they are in the planning stages of their summer travel plans. The 2014 brochures will be distributed high traffic tourist locations on Cape Cod and in the Boston area as well as at various travel shows. In addition, the brochure is sent out to inquiries received at the Chamber.

In-state distribution will be at the state rest areas and in selected locations frequented by the traveling public in the White Mountain, the Seacoast, and the Merrimack Valley.

The brochure is an attractive, 24 page, four color guide listing the area's attractions, restaurants, specialty shops, accommodations, and local services. In keeping with the theme of attracting visitors to the area, the brochure features a information about the major events taking place in the area as well as a map showing the major routes into Meredith.

Those interested in receiving a copy of the 2014 Meredith brochure should contact the Chamber at 279-6121. The brochure can also be downloaded from the Chamber's website—www.meredithareachamber.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:36

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Annie's Book Stop hosts Women's Safety Day Saturday

LACONIA — Annie's Book Stop will be hosting a Women's Safety Day on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The entire day is dedicated to educating, equipping and empowering women. There will be live demonstrations and a safety products showcase  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  by local Damsel-in-Defense sales representative Heidi Follansbee.

At 3 p.m. women's self defense instructor Sharon Cavanaugh will be demonstrating self-defense tactics to help keep women safe in case of an attack.

Annie's Book Stop has been in the "education" business for over 30 years and won the Best of the Lakes Region bookstore category for both 2012 and 2013.

Damsel in Defense is about equipping, empowering, and educating women to protect themselves. Co-founded in September of 2011 by two Idaho mothers with a passion for safety, non-lethal defense was their main objective. Moms will do anything to protect themselves and their kids, but guns were not an option in their homes. If there were other options made available that were just as effective in disabling an attacker and non-lethal, they wanted them.

Looking at the US National Statistics of crimes against women these friends knew they needed to make them available to their friends and other safety conscious women as well. Appreciating safety just as much as a great accessory, they set out and formed a line of safe and sassy products that women could feel fashionable carrying, as well as empowered.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:23

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Spaghetti dinner Saturday to raise funds for Friends of Belmont Football

BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football is hosting its 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Jan 18 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Greenside Restaurant located at Lochmere Country Club, 360 Laconia Road, Rt. 3 in Tilton.

Donations will be accepted at the door: $7 for adults and $5 for kids (12 and under). Spaghetti will be served with sauce and meatballs, salad, rolls and butter.

There will be a cash bar for beverages, 50/50 raffle, shirts, T-shirts, and hooded sweatshirts available for purchase.

Donations benefit Friends of Belmont Football, which is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing the sport of football to Belmont High School student athletes. For more info see Friends of Belmont Football on Facebook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:13

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Taylor Concert Series Kicks Off Jan. 26 with Renowned Pianists

LACONIA — Taylor Community CEO Bob Selig is pleased to announce monthly musical concerts are coming once again to the local area. The 2014 Taylor Community Music Series sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire kicks off Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Taylor's Woodside Building in Laconia.

"By all accounts last year's music series was a great success," said Selig. "The 12 concerts offered a variety of the highest caliber of musicians from throughout New Hampshire. Each performance attracted crowds of up to 180 residents of Taylor Community and the Lakes Region.

"We're delighted Bank of New Hampshire has chosen to partner with us again this year, allowing us to invite renowned musicians from around the state and bring the love of music to the community each month," he said.

"Bank of New Hampshire is pleased to be the lead sponsor of Taylor Community's Music Series once again," said Mark Primeau, BNH's President/CEO. "We look forward to a new year of performances and hope the local community enjoys all the talented musicians scheduled."

This year's concerts begin with an encore performance by renowned pianists Arlene and Christopher Kies, who have premiered several two-piano compositions including performances at the Fromm Foundation at Harvard and the Washington Square Series. They're both faculty within the Music Department at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and were the first artists for 2013.

Selig added the music series wouldn't have been a reality without Taylor Community resident Bill Bell. "We're grateful to Bill for introducing Taylor to his musical contacts throughout the state. He really took the lead and made it possible to bring a variety of talented musicians to our community." Bell was previously principal cello of the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, while continuing a lifetime of playing chamber music.

"The Lakes Region is a music lover's community," said Bell. "We already have a number of outstanding performers lined up for this year and I think people will be very pleased with the results."

"These types of events are one of the reasons so many people choose to move here," said Taylor Marketing Director Paul Charlton "We enjoy being able to offer a variety of entertainment at no cost to the general public."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:10

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