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GMP Announces Meredith Facade & Site Improvement Program


MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program, a community organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification, has announced that it will again offer a Façade & Site Improvement Program.

Its aim is to offer assistance to property owners and merchants striving to promote and preserve the greater Meredith community. The Greater Meredith Program Design Committee invites those who qualify to apply for design assistance up to a value of $3,000. An example of a previous GMP Façade Improvement can be seen on Phu Jee's Restaurant on Main Street.

Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received assistance. Applications must adhere to the following criteria: Façade or site must be within Meredith; proposed improvements must be visible from the street and must embrace the Façade & Site Improvement Design Committee Guidelines. Projects are to be submitted to the Design Committee and only one application per applicant may be submitted for 2014.

The following points will be considered by the GMP Design Committee: visual impact of the improvements and their overall effect, the historical significance of the property and the ability of the GMP to leverage its funding with other sources.

Applications must be received by the end of November and successful applicants will be notified in January. For a Façade & Site Improvement application and guidelines go to www.greatermeredithprogram.com. For further information contact Liz Lapham, GMP Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279-9015.

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Pub Mania Gift Certificate Bingo Saturday

GILFORD — Pub Mania Team "Laconia CC 19th Hole" is sponsoring a Gift Certificate Bingo at Patrick's Pub and Restaurant on Saturday, November 16 from 2-4 p.m.

All proceeds to benefit WLNH Children's Auction. For more information call Lucy Jacobson, Team Captain, at 455-4348.



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Gilford to get update on 331-acre Gage Parcel

GILFORD — Russ Wilder, chairman of the Belknap Range Conservation Coalition, will present a program on the findings of an ecological assessment conducted by ecologist, Dr. Rick Van de Poll of the Gage property at a meeting at the Gilford Library, Potter Hill Road,on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The 331-acre Gage parcel is a major portion of Moulton Valley in the Belknap Range and is comprised of the northeastern slopes of Piper Mountain nearly to the top, and south and southeast faces of Belknap Mountain. It is one of four parcels, totaling 961 acres, that the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF), the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) and the Belknap Range Conservation Coalition (BRCC) are working to preserve.

The project faces a December 1 deadline.

The importance of protecting the Gage parcel has been well known by Gilford's Land Conservation Task Force and Conservation Commission as evidenced by 10 years of previous attempts at procuring its 331 acres.

Belknap Range map maker/hiker/historian, Dave Roberts has agreed to be in the audience to answer questions and to share his love for this particular property. Roberts made the first comprehensive accurate map of the 70-mile trail network in the Belknaps and was recently honored by the SPNHF as its Conservationist of the Year.o

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Patricia Prescott Named 2013 Patricia Prescott Named Franklin BPW's Woman of Achievement

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Business and Professional Women (BPW) recently received a record number of nominations for  this year's Woman of Achievement. Patricia Prescott was chosen from nominees who are outstanding in their career, lend assistance to other women in their advancement, give guidance to youth and young career women and provide leadership and advancement to Central New Hampshire.

Prescott was celebrated for her outstanding 19-year career in the Franklin School District where she began as an 8th Grade Teacher's Assistant at Franklin Middle School. After deciding to further her education to become a Special Education teacher, she continued her career at both Paul Smith and Rowell Elementary Schools.

For the past 13 years, Prescott has been the Program Director for Franklin High School's School to Work Program, working with at-risk youth. This job and career development program offers eligible students a unique, hands-on approach to academic instruction and pre-employment work while building many skill and increasing maturity. Prescott leads the students through job and career shadowing, job and career internships, leadership activities, experience running a retail business (Campus Creations/Franklin High School's school store), and adult mentoring and summer program employment. She gives guidance, leadership, and mentoring to Franklin youth who may have otherwise not graduated high school, and attained the skills necessary to obtain employment and pursue a career. Additionally, she has assisted many youth in overcoming their own personal barriers, which may have prevented them from becoming productive members of the community and reaching their own personal goals.

rescott created Campus Creations, a non-profit, retail business that is operated by the School to Work students, allowing them to experience running an actual business. Campus Creations expanded from its storefront downtown to its larger presence at Franklin High School, making it more convenient for students and staff to purchase school spirit items, school supplies and other everyday items. Proceeds are used to improve and sustain the store operation. This retail business provides the School to Work Program students with a hands-on opportunity that includes employment skill competencies.

This year's Woman of Achievement celebration was sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank; the presentation bouquet and floral centerpiece arrangements were provided by Marshall's Florists. The Franklin BPW, established in 1948, has annually honored a distinguished Woman of Achievement since 1968.

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