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'Haircuts for Meaghan' today at Laconia Christian Academy

LACONIA —A fund raising event is being held today to benefit the family of a local teenager recently diagnosed with cancer. Meaghan Aubut is a 16 year-old student at Laconia Christian Academy whose bone cancer was discovered shortly before Christmas and she has already begun chemotherapy treatment. "Haircuts for Meaghan," which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Laconia Christian Academy gymnasium, will help the Aubut family cover their mounting medical expenses.

Several local hair stylists and barbers have offered their time to provide haircuts in exchange for a donation to the family. In addition, many local businesses have donated items to a raffle which will also be held during the event. Raffle items include an Xbox, two full-length snowboards, two skateboards, an Ipad mini, four sets of tickets to the Boston Bruins, a Victorian tea set, two computer bags, a custom-made leather belt, gift certificates to The Local restaurant, two vests, and more. Shaw's Supermarket has also offered to cater the event.

All proceeds raised during the event will be given to the Aubut family. The event is about more than just medical bills, however. Organizers encourage anyone to stop in to offer Meaghan a hat, a card, or simply their well-wishes and emotional support. Laconia Christian Academy is located at 1386 Meredith Center Road in Laconia.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 09:00

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Class on pet health Jan. 29 at Taylor Community

LACONIA — Taylor Community and Healthy Pets New Hampshire are teaming up to offer a Knowing Your Pet's Health Class, Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Taylor's Woodside Building. The class will teach pet parents how to do a Snout to Tail Wellness Assessment in combination with a massage on their pets.

April Begosh, a certified Pet Tech Instructor of Healthy Pets New Hampshire will teach participants howto assess their pets' baseline health so they can be more vigilant about changes indicating problems. In addition to learning about vital signs, Begosh will demonstrate a routine that can be used as a massage for pets while helping to strengthen the bond between pet and owner.

To register for the class, please call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please do not bring pets to this program.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 02:37

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7th Annual Robbie Mills Memorial 8 Ball Tournament set for Feb. 1

LACONIA — The 7th Annual Robbie Mills Memorial 8 Ball Tournament will be held Saturday, February 1 at the Funky Monkey.

The tournament will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region & WLNH Children's Auction. A $25 donation includes entry, practice, lunch and chance for door prizes.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. ($30 after 10:45) or pre-register and receive a free commemorative T-Shirt. The tournament starts promptly at 11 a.m. and is double elimination using BCA rules.
There will be trophies, cash prizes, food, raffles, 50/50 and a live auction.

The event  is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region and The Cafe Deja Vu Pub Mania Team.

For more info or to pre-r\Register contact: Tony Felch 998-1418 or Boys & Girls Club 527-0198


Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:20

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012414 Painted canvas floor coverings on display at Gordon Nash Library :2X canvas floor covering - [196 words]

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Historical Society will be hosting master artist Lisa Curry Mair, owner of "Canvasworks" in Vermont, on February 18 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.
The traditional canvases known as "oil clothes" in England, were used to decorate many homes in New England in the 18th and 19th centuries. There is a renewed interest in these hand painted canvas rugs, best described as "art for your floor".
Made of 100% cotton canvas, they are suitable for use anywhere in the home. The designs on display are made as they would have been hundreds of years ago – one painstakingly slow step at a time.
Mair uses little more than paints, brushes and a sewing machine to create each work of floor art. Since 1992, she has created over 800 floorcloths that can be found in private homes and historic museums and she has been featured in magazines including "Early American Life" and "Country Living".

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, along with fundraising items for sale. For more information contact Carole Curry at 744-9798.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:17

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