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Sunflower Natural Foods Offers Spring Classes (259)

LACONIA — Sunflower Natural Foods will offer a series of free community classes and events starting this Saturday. Anyone interested in attending a class or the movie screening should sign up by calling 524-6334 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their name, number, and the class they want to attend.

Heart Health Class: Saturday, Feb. 15 10 am – Noon

Vegetarian Sushi for Beginners Class: Saturday, March 1 10 am – 11:30

"Our Common Roots" Film Screening: Saturday, March 15 4 pm – 6 pm

The Great Change (Menopause Class): Saturday, March 29 10 am – Noon

Powered by Produce Class: Saturday, April 12 10 am – 11:30

Lyme Disease Class: Saturday, April 26 10 am – Noon

Herban Safari (Finding food & medicine in an Urban setting): Saturday, May 3 10 am – Noon

Annual Plant Sale: Saturday May 10 and Saturday May 17 9 am – 3 pm..


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Altrusa of Laconia Assists Belknap County Jail with book donations

LACONIA — When Altrusa International of Laconia learned that the Belknap County Jail needed books, they jumped at the opportunity to help. Altrusa's primary focus is promoting lteracy.

Three dozen children's books, some which included activities, were given to the Dads that are incarcerated. The men will record themselves reading the book, then the book and recording will go home with the children so they will hear Dad reading them to sleep. It's a wonderful way for the fathers and children to bond and remain close. Altrusa has participated in this worthwhile program in the past and hopes to continue in the future.

Over one dozen books were also given to the incarcerated females, who wanted to begin a book club. The women will read the books then meet to discuss them. Altrusa hopes to also continue this program with more books for the future.

Altrusa International of Laconia is a group of volunteers with a variety of strengths who work to improve their communities. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:07

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Pitman's Hosting Night of comedy with Tony V

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia is pleased to announce that it will host a night of live comedy on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston's prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case worker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself.

Tony's street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit. In 1986 Tony V was named "Funniest Person in Massachusetts" by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV.
Network Television was next for Tony with appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.
Admission $15, doors open at 7 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For reservations call 527-0043 or 494-3334. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:00

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Meredith Altrusa Club to Award Scholarships to Non-Traditional Students

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club will again award scholarship money geared to the "non-traditional" student twenty-three years of age and older, as of March 1, 2014, continuing their education. Scholarships are intended for any of the following:

• Individuals upgrading their job skills or acquiring skills for job entry. (For example, but not limited to - LNA programs, re-certification programs, cosmetology programs.)

• Candidates enrolled for a minimum of three college credits at an accredited facility.

• Graduate students.

• Applicants living or working in one of the following towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton or Sandwich.

One of the scholarships given will be in memory of Professor Jeanette Ritzenthaler, Ed.D, founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. Another scholarship will be given in memory of Mrs. Marian Touhey, a long-time member, past Treasurer and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. These scholarships are called, "The Jeanette Ritzenthaler Scholarship" and "The Marian Touhey Scholarship".

The Altrusa Scholarship Committee will select candidates to interview. Applications may be picked-up at the following Public Libraries: Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton and Sandwich. Applications are also available at Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College. Applications may also be obtained electronically by visiting the Altrusa Website at www.altrusameredithnh.org/ or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 28. For further information contact chairperson, Shirley Currier @ 279-8772 or co-chairperson, Lorraine Cahill @ 476-5919.

The Meredith Altrusa Club is part of an international service organization that returns all proceeds of their fundraising efforts to the local community. The club has been awarding scholarships since 1981.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:56

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