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Zonta Club to Hold Breakfast Fundraiser

TILTON — The Zonta Club of the Lakes Region is holding a "Flapjack Fundraiser" breakfast at Applebee's Restaurant, Route 3,  on Saturday, October 5 from 8-10 a.m.

The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon and beverages. Proceeds will go to support the service projects and scholarship programs of the Zonta Club of the Lakes Region, a nonprofit service organization that is part of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with the mission of advancing the status of women worldwide.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advance by calling 528-2859. Advanced tickets are highly recommended, but they will also be available at the door on October 5th on a space available basis.

This past year the club supported New Beginnings, Carey House, the Circle Program and the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation and presented the annual Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Members recently volunteered at a Hands Across the Table dinner and have a long history of participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk each October.

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Strategic Marketing Planning for Small Businesses Seminar Monday at LRCS

LACONIA — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth will host a seminar, Strategic Marketing Planning, on Monday, September 30, from 4-6 p.m., at Lakes Region Community Services in Laconia. Join Marketing Maven, Terri Dautcher, as she offers industry insight and strategic planning techniques to help market small businesses.

"Whether you're running a one-person company or a multi-million dollar operation, strategic planning is an essential part of success," said Terri. "There are some wonderful, simple tools and guidelines that can be used to facilitate and improve strategic marketing planning in any business."

Seating for this event is limited, so reserve a spot by contacting the Center office at 535-3222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is a charge of $20 per person to attend the seminar (scholarships are available for those who qualify).

Terri Dautcher has been a member of PSU's College of Business and Administration faculty since 2007 teaching marketing and professional development to both graduate and undergraduate classes. Her decades of corporate experience span various industries from trucking to non-profit to psychic reading source. Terri hails from Philadelphia, PA where she received her MBA from Temple University; prior to that she received her BA from Dickinson College.

As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. Managed by Plymouth State University, the ECP is an incubator in your community complete with one-stop services and referrals to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through each step of their business. For more information about programs or the ECP, may contact the Center office at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
This program is sponsored by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Belknap and Graton Counties.

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DHHS Announces Changes in Food Stamp Benefits

CONCORD —  The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Family Assistance (DFA) is announcing upcoming changes to Food Stamp benefits.

Recipients will see two changes in their benefits this fall. On October 1, benefits increase slightly for most households to reflect the costs of living. However, on November 1, most families will see a decrease in their benefits as that's when extra funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 will expire.

"We are reaching out to all our clients that receive food stamp benefits so that they are aware of the changes and understand how this will affect them," said DFA Director Terry Smith. "Every October the federal government adjusts food stamp benefits to reflect changes in the costs of living. What's different this year is the decrease a month later."


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Presentation on Women's Role as 1700's Tavern Keepers

MEREDITH — In 1736 Ann Jose Harvey became the owner of a prominent Portsmouth tavern when her husband died and left her the guardian of seven small children. On Tuesday, October 1, at 7 p.m., Marcia Schmidt Blaine will explore why a woman would take on the challenge of running the potentially most disruptive place in town.

Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Ph.D., is a historian of NH & New England history and the Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Plymouth State University. Blaine also studies various aspects of White Mountain history through her work with the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth.

The Meredith Public Library and the Meredith Historical Society are pleased to co-offer this program through a grant from the NH Humanities Council. It is free and open to the public. The program will be presented at the Historical Society Building, 45 Main St., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 524-6586.


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