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St. Baldrick's fund raiser for kids with cancer set for June 7

GILFORD  — The 10th Annual St. Baldrick's "Shaving to Conquer Kids Cancer" fund raising event is in full swing and accepting shavees, and donors who wish to be a "Hero to Kids With Cancer."
Locally an effort is underway to make the 0th anniversary event the biggest and most successful yet. It will be held on June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Rd. Gilford. In addition to the "shaving of the heads" participants can enjoy, music, entertainment, great food, and raffles throughout the day.

To become a shavee, sponsor a shavee, be a barber, become a corporate sponsor visit www.stbaldricks.org , click "Find One Near You", type Gilford Youth Center, follow on screen instructions to register as a shavee, team, volunteer, barber, sponsor a shavee, or donate to the event. Locally more information can be obtained by calling 603-455-8915. Visit us at www.facebook.com/lrstbaldricks.

Since 2000 when the first event was held in NYC more than 213 million dollars has been raised to support cancer researh. Locally the 9 events held in the Lakes Region has raised $373,929.30. In partnership with the Save Giovanni Foundation and DKMS Americas over 125 people have been registered to the National Bone Marrow Registry as well as donating over 800 inches of hair to "Locks of Love".


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:28

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Sanbornton Candidates Night Set for May 2

SANBORNTON — A Sanbornton Candidates Night will be held at the Sanbornton Public Library on Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet candidates on the town ballot and is being coordinated by Andy Sanborn and moderated by Pat Clark.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:24

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Charles P. 'Chick' Vuzvunis, 87

LACONIA — Charles "Chick" Paris Vusvunis, 87, of 59 Cottonwood Avenue died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Monday, April 21, 2014 surrounded by his family.

Mr. Vusvunis was born September 3, 1926 in Worcester, Mass., the son of the late Paris and Marianne (Alexiou) Vusvunis.

Mr. Vusvunis served in the U. S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific onboard the USS Bunker Hill. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and was owner of the Bluebird Motel.

Mr. Vusvunis was a member of the Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church. He loved gardening and birds.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Arlia "Nancy" (Prouty) Vusvunis, of Laconia; a son, Peter Vusvunis, of Hempstead, New York; two daughters, Cheryl Gunnerson of Gilford and Lisa St. Laurent and her husband, Thomas, of Center Sandwich; two grandchildren, Diane Liakas of Gilford and Michael Gunnerson of Northwood; four great grandchildren and a niece, Marianne Morrissey, of Lynn, Mass.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

A Greek Orthodox liturgy will be conducted at Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, 811 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Bank of New Hampshire helps to teach children to save

LACONIA — On April 11th the Bank of New Hampshire partnered with many local elementary schools to celebrate the 18th annual Teach Children to Save Day. More than 100 local youths will explored the value of money and learn the difference between needs and wants with the help of hand puppets Dime the Alligator and Nicole the Owl.

The Bank of New Hampshire recognizes the importance of teaching children to save at an early age. In addition to participating in Teach Children to Save Day, Bank of New Hampshire has recently launched an I Love Saving club for kids with an account for children age 13 and younger. This new account matches the first five dollars deposited, provides a piggy bank at account opening, allows the kids to pick a toy from a treasure box each time they make a deposit, rewards kids with a quarterly gift for bringing in their good report card and includes a quarterly newsletter mailed to all members with fun activities and tips for saving.

Established by the American Bankers Association in 1997, Teach Children to Save has reached more than six million young people through the commitment of 134,200 bank volunteers.

"Being financially literate is one of the most important skills a young person can develop," said Karen Wilson, VP – CRA Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. "Through this program we can motivate students and instill positive habits at a young age, creating a community of lifelong savers."

Bank of New Hampshire offers the following tips for money-savvy parents raising money-smart kids. These tips include: setting the example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscientious spender and an active saver. Children tend to emulate their parents' personal finance habits. Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones. Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value of saving and budgeting and the consequences of not doing so.

Parents are also encouraged to open a savings account for their children and take them with to the bank make deposits, so they can learn how to be hands-on in their money management. It is also important to let friends and family know about the child's savings goal, as they will be more likely to give cash for special occasions, which means more trips to the bank.

The American Bankers Association provides financial education programs and resources that help bankers make their communities better. The association's signature programs, Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit, bring bankers and students together to increase financial literacy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:54

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