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082613GilfordMissionSandy: 2X Max Sawyer (143)

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Church youth group recently spent a week in New Jersey for their annual mission trip. The group took part in the Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Members of the youth group spent four days working on a home that was damaged by the storm. The house was flooded with over 4ft of water. The 14 participants insulated and replaced floors in several rooms. They also worked on the exterior of the house.

This was the seventh straight year the church has hosted a mission trip. Past trips have included New Orleans, New York, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida and Vermont. The trips are organized through the Team Effort organization, which provides the group with housing, tools, food, and evening devotion times.


CAPTION —  Gilford Community Church youth group member Max Sawyer tears down the exterior wall of a house flooded during Hurricane Sandy. (Courtesy photo)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:01

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082213GilfordChurchSummerFair (132)

The Gilford Community Church will be holding its annual Old Home Day Summer Fair in conjunction with Gilford's Old Home Day weekend. The fair will be held on Friday, August 23 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, August 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church at 19 Potter Hill Road in Gilford.

All the old favorites will be offered in the church parking lot including the Chuck Wagon, live music, ice cream, and fried dough. Inside the Youth Center there will be toys and games for sale and a silent auction. Inside the church there will be a White Elephant in the Fellowship Hall, along with home-baked goods, linens, books, and jewelry. A luncheon will be served.

The Rotary Pancake Breakfast will be served in the Youth Center on Saturday morning from 7 to 10 a.m.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:30

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082113LACTDebtTriage (143)

LACONIA — A Debt Triage Workshop will be offered by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) on Thursday, August 22, from 6-8:30 p.m. The workshop takes place in the Birch Room of the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community.

The class will cover budgeting, cutting waste, changing behaviors, prioritizing debt, credit repair, improving and understanding credit reporting, and more. Designed for those on a tight budget, the class will also focus on financial preparation to achieve specific goals, such as reducing debt, reestablishing credit or preparing to own a home. Learn to eliminate waste, prioritize expenses, understand your spending habits, stretch your dollars, and get on the path to healthy spending habits. Learn tips and strategies for saving. All class participants are eligible for individual budget/credit counseling.

Advance registration is required. To register call Debra Drake, Homeownership Director of LACLT at 524-0747 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:21

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082013 Ashland Concert (163)

ASHLAND — Music teacher, singer and storyteller, Steve Blunt will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, on the lawn of the Ashland Town Library. Blunt will perform his mostly humorous original compositions as well as traditional American and multicultural songs.

Blunt began creating songs for children in the mid 1990s, while teaching middle school English and raising a young daughter. He had performed widely at schools and libraries throughout New Hampshire and New England.
This free family program, fun for all ages, is the last of three summer concerts sponsored by the Ashland Town Library. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets. Free refreshments, drinks and popcorn, will be served. Blunt's CDs will be for sale.

The Library is located at 41 Main Street, in downtown Ashland, at the junction of Routes 3 and 25 with Route 132. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Ashland Booster Clubhouse at 99 Main Street, on Routes 3 and 25. For more information, call the Library at 968-7928.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:13

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