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Boater Education Safety Classes Offered

CONCORD — The Department of Safety, Boating Education is offering the boating education course to the public at the following locations. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class and because of the limited seating pre-registration is required. Call (603) 267-7256 or (888) 254-2125 to pre-register. Seating is still available in the following courses:


10/12/13 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Concord DOS Concord
10/26/13 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Concord DOS Concord
11/16/13 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Concord DOS Concord
12/14/13 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Windham FD Windham
01/25/14 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Windham FD Windham

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:06

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Gilford Methodist Church planning annual Harvest Supper

GILFORD — A local tradition returns to Gilford once again on Saturday, October 19 with the annual Harvest Supper put on by the folks at the Methodist Church on Rt. 11.

Th supper features an old fashioned boiled dinner of corned beef and cabbage, baked beans and homemade apple and pumpkin pies.

For over 40 years now the members of the congregation have been putting this dinner on every year in the early fall. They work hard to make the fellowship hall come alive with autumn colors and the smells of slow cooked corn beef fill the air. Over 100 pounds of potatoes and carrots are peeled and chopped and 60 pounds of dry beans are sorted, washed, soaked, and cooked overnight in the bean pits behind the church.

This meal is a huge production for the church and has become a favorite of the church supper crowd in the Lakes Region. It takes about 50 hardworking people to put on this meal. The members of the church do everything from baking pies to tending the fires that will cook the beans in the large cast iron kettles. It is a three day undertaking and the meal is well worth the effort.
Tickets are available by calling the church office at 524-3289 or 528-2369 but they sell out quickly so call early. There are two serving to choose from, one at 5 p.m. and another at 6:30 p.m.

Those interested in knowing more about how they make the bean hole beans are more than welcome to come and watch as they are put into the kettles and lowered into the ground on Friday night before the dinner. They go into the holes promptly at 4:30 p.m. so don't be late and be sure to bring your camera to get pictures of this age old New England tradition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:00

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Bank of New Hampshire Offers Assistance to Furloughed Workers

ACONIA — With thousands of federal employees going without pay during the government shutdown, Bank of New Hampshire is offering two ways to give furloughed workers a break.

The first program the bank is offering will waive all fees associated with overdrawing a checking account and will increase the overdraft limit to $1,000. It will also waive the $1 non-Bank of New Hampshire ATM charge and will waive all monthly maintenance/service charge fees related to the account. This will provide customers with an opportunity to pay bills and buy food while they are not collecting a paycheck.

The second program offers consumer installment loan customers the option to skip their next loan payment. Both programs will run from October 7 through November 12,  or until the government shutdown ends. To qualify for the programs, customers need a Bank of New Hampshire account/loan that has been in good standing for at least 60 days, a government ID, and a furlough letter to qualify.

"We are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared to help any customer who is facing difficulty as a result of the shutdown," stated Carolyn Peverly, SVP – Administration for Bank of New Hampshire. "Every situation is different so we ask that if a customer is having difficulty that they call us."

For more information, visit www.BankNH.com or call 1-800-832-0912.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 08:44

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Lights on Celebration at Newfound

BRISTOL — The Newfound Area School District Project PROMISE and Tapply Thompson Community Center Afterschool Programs will take part in a national Lights On celebration on October 17 at Kelley Park in Bristol from 5-7 p.m.

The National Afterschool Alliance reports that in communities today, 15.1 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. Over 7,500 communities will take part in the Lights On event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 08:42

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