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Newfound Audubon Center to host old-fashion barn dance Aug. 27

HEBRON — The Newfound Audubon Center will be hosting a good ol' fashioned barn dance to celebrate the end of another great season on Newfound Lake.

The event will take place on Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30-8:30 at the restored barn at Meadow Wind Bed and Breakfast in Hebron – a fitting setting. There will be a short break about halfway through.

Life-long musicians Hunt Smith and Allison Aldrich from Nelson, will present a variety of circles, reels, contras and squares for all levels of ability.  Suggested donation: Adults $10, Youth (5-16 accompanied by adult) $8; $25 per family (up to 2 adults/2 kids).

For more information or to learn more about our other programs, stop by Paradise Point Nature Center at 290 North Shore Road in Hebron or call 744-3516. The center is open weekdays from 10-4 and weekends from 8-4 through Labor Day. Trails are open year round from dawn to dusk. The property includes 3500' of unspoiled frontage on Newfound Lake, a nature center with interactive exhibits, and canoe and kayak rentals to explore Newfound Lake and Hebron Marsh.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 09:04

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Church holding children’s carnival

LACONIA — Faith Alive Christian Fellowship will be holding their 4th annual Free Kids Carnival Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for kids 12 and under. This event will be held at Memorial Field (off Court St.) in Laconia.

There will be games, prizes, face painting, balloon animals, 3 inflatable’s, popcorn, snow cones and more. The NH State Police will be at the carnival with their K-9 unit and the Laconia Fire Department will be bringing a fire truck for a demonstration.

Faith Alive Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational, full gospel church. For more information log on to www.faithalivenh.org or call 273-4147.


Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:59

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VNA and Hospice head honored by NH home care organization

CONCORD —  The Home Care Association of New Hampshire recently honored several members for distinguished service. Awards were presented at the Association's 2013 Annual Meeting.

The Maryellen LaRoche Public Policy Award was presented to three individuals for their advocacy efforts: Margaret Franckhauser, CEO of Central NH VNA in Laconia; Richard Petersen, CEO, Interim HealthCare in Manchester and Sandra Poleatewich, Administrator, Interim HealthCare.

They were instrumental in the passage of SB 87, which clarified state laws related to home care and created consumer and provider protections. The award is presented annually to honor the memory of Maryellen LaRoche, a home health agency administrator from Carroll County who encouraged colleagues to be engaged in state and federal legislative issues.


Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:53

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Many local businesses supporting homebuilding project which will benefit Children’s Auction

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association's boldest project to date, the 2013 Children's Charity House, is being built, landscaped and decorated by LRBRA members .

Construction and finish materials are being provided at sharply discounted prices or altogether donated by various LRBRA supplier-members. Mike Hayward of Hayward and Company Log & Timber Homes volunteered as the general contractor on the project. Upon completion, the house will the Featured Property in the 2013 Lakes Region NH Parade of Homes Tour and then sold; the proceeds to benefit the 98.3 WLNH Children's Auction.

Located at Windemere Ridge, 190 Turner Way in Laconia, the Children's Charity House is a dramatic 2,200 sq. ft. craftsman-bungalow-style which will be finished with the very finest materials and workmanship, bedecked with color, flooring, artwork and furniture by local professional interior decorators. The wooded property with mountain views will be skillfully landscaped and will be offered for sale by RE/Max Bayside Realty.

Local company engagement with the project is growing. The Patrick Wood Law Office helped the LRBRA obtain a construction loan, the efforts protected by LRBRA Member Melcher & Prescott Insurance. Leighton Diversified joined Advanced Land Surveying Consultants to ascertain the lot boundaries. Jordan & Associates landscape architects worked with Randy Shuey, septic design engineer to design the lot, maximizing the views of the Ossipee Mountains, setting the stage for Chris Burke Stone Masonry and Belknap Landscape Company to install functional outdoor living spaces.

JF Kimball Excavation LLC donated the cellar-hole excavation, followed by Southern NH Concrete Construction Company which formed and poured the foundations with everything sealed and insulated by Quality Insulation, Inc. Hayward & Company came through within a large framing crew  completely frame and roof the house.

Other contributors included are WF Richards Excavation, Morin Electric, K. A. Clason Fine Woodworking and Middleton-LaValley Building Supply, the later obtaining astonishing construction material donations from suppliers. The house will feature windows and doors from both Pella Windows & Doors and Portland Glass, with flooring by New Hampshire Hardwoods, exterior decking materials from Uncle Hilde's Building Supply. NH Electric Coop, Eastern Propane, Tradesman Builders, Bella Woods Building & Remodeling, Alan Mann Construction, Dumpster Depot, Twin Oaks Construction, Steeplechase Custom Homes, Nutter Enterprises, Ambrose Brothers and Simpson Trucking all donated time, labor and/or materials.

With direction from a team of local interior designers, including All In The Details interior Design, The Home Beautiful, Decorative Interiors and Sandra Curtis Designs, the Harris Family Furniture store will completely furnish the home, all of the interior decorations, furnishings, artwork, window treatments and supplemental floor coverings available for optional purchase, creating a move-in-ready residence for any growing family or retiring couple. AM HVAC, PENCO Plumbing & Heating, Gilford Well, and Baron's Major Brands Appliances all are committed to donations of products and services.

The home will be marketed for sale by RE/Max Bayside Realty starting early this Fall and opened to the public on Columbus Day Weekend as the Featured Home during the 2013 Lakes Region NH Parade of Homes Tour. For more information contact: Patti Phelps, All in the Details, LLC - Interior Design at 224-8033 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:45

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