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Bank of New Hampshire Offers Security Seminars

LACONIA — The Bank of New Hampshire will offer a business security seminar titled "Is Your Business Protected?"

The seminar is offered Tuesday, November 19 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia or Thursday, November 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

The seminar is being presented by Mainstay Technologies' CEO, Ryan Barton. Mainstay Technologies – named "2013 Business of the Year" by Business NH Magazine is an IT consulting and engineering firm, specializing in providing the services of a full IT department to businesses, nonprofits and municipalities throughout Northern New England. In addition to other accolades, Ryan was named "Young Professional of the Year" in NH's Rising Stars Awards and has been a frequent speaker and writer on IT security matters.

To register for the seminar, visit www.BankNH.com/Seminar. Space is limited.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:21

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Rey Center hosting Artisan Fair

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery is gearing up for its third annual Artisan Fair opening on Friday, November 29. Regular open hours for the fair are Wednesdays–Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. November 29-December 22, 2013.

Get a head start on holiday shopping when the Rey Center Gallery opens its doors to some of the area's most talented artisans featuring everything from handmade holiday ornaments to quilts; watercolors to hand made jewelry and scarves; melted glass to hand-painted signs and gift cards.

A portion of the proceeds supports the Rey Center's art education programs for all ages. For more information on this year's Artisan Fair, contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:16

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Popular Lakes Region Energy Expo is Back (440)

WOLFEBORO —  The Lakes Region Energy Expo: $ensible Answers to Your Energy Questions, will be held on Saturday, November 2 at Kingswood Regional High School from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. It is free and open to the public.

The day long event will include workshops by some of the Northeast's leading experts on energy efficiency and renewables; tours of local energy efficient and solar homes and businesses; and a marketplace of products and services.

Exhibitors and workshops will help attendees learn a wide range of energy saving strategies including insulating and sealing homes, the myths and marketing hype around windows, and a close-up look at renewable energy options like solar hot water and electricity. The "Stump the Chump" workshop provides an opportunity for people to ask the experts your specific energy questions. The complete schedule for the Expo can be downloaded at www.lakesregionenergyexpo.com .

The original Lakes Region Energy Expo held in 2008 was a huge success attracting more than 400 attendees from throughout the State. "We've had requests for years to put on another Expo so we made it a priority for 2013", says Susan Fuller of the Wolfeboro Energy Committee and Chair of the event.

"Energy continues to be a significant portion of the family budget" says State Senator Jeb Bradley. "The Lakes Region Energy Expo provides the tools and information to help you save energy and money."

The price of heating oil is higher today than it was in 2008 when the first Energy Expo was held. "In the past decade heating and cooling system technologies have been transformed allowing us to build more comfortable, energy efficient homes that save the homeowner money" says Gordon Cormack of Cormack Construction Management, an event sponsor.

"Investing in energy efficiency pays back in multiple ways," says Jim Schwartzkopf, Vice President of North Branch Construction and Project Manager of the current construction at the Wolfeboro First Congregational Church. "Lower energy bills, greater comfort, smaller environmental footprint and higher value at re-sale are all reasons our customers are asking us for the most energy efficient buildings."

This year the Expo will also be co-located with a special harvest farmers market so attendees can purchase locally produced vegetables, meats and baked goods as well. Refreshments and lunch will be available to purchase from Slow Food of Carroll County and Tumbledown Farm. The Expo is presented by the Town of Wolfeboro Energy Committee in partnership with the Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO).

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors including North Branch Construction, Cormack Construction Management, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Wolfeboro Oil Company, Wood & Clay, Inc., NH Electric Co-op, Frase Electric and SunRay Solar the Expo is free for all attendees.

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Gilman Library offers program on Comet ISON

ALTON —  A program on the Comet ISON will be offered at the Gilman Library on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m.

Comet ISON, C/2012 S1 (ISON), should be clearly naked eye visible in New Hampshire by early November. Since mid-September amateur astronomers worldwide have been eagerly studying it with medium-power telescopes. Based on what they are seeing, this comet, hailed as being 'special' when discovered in 2012, should definitely be conspicuous in the night sky during November.

It is likely to be the most memorable comet seen in New Hampshire since Hale Bopp in 1997. Towards Thanksgiving, ISON, which will 'graze' the surface of the Sun, might even be daylight visible. There are five different scenarios to what can then happen as the Comet rounds the Sun. If it survives even partly intact it could be a tantalizing sight around Christmas. A Holiday Comet. It will be the 'Comet of 2013', possibly the 'Great Comet of 2013'. It has the potential to be the 'Comet of the Century'.

The presenter, Alton-resident Anura Guruge,  whose books on popes gained considerable attention during the papal transition earlier this year, has written and published three books on Comet ISON, in print and in 99 cent eBook form, in addition to another book on comets: 'Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia'. His main ISON book, already, at various times, has reached Amazon's #1 spot for books on 'Comets, Meteors & Asteroids'.

This interactive, one-hour, slide-based presentation will cover all aspects of Comet ISON, including its discovery, name, origins, characteristics, orbital path and Sun-encounter scenarios. Background information on comets in general, with references to past 'greats', will also be included to provide context and perspective. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:45

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