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Folklorist Rebecca Rule wows MWC


MOULTONBOROUGH — With sixty four in attendance on Monday, February 3, the Moultonborough Women's Club rang with peals of laughter during the performance of Becky Rule, a well known humorist and folklorist. Becky, with an effervescent sense of humor, shared quite a few New England stories and had enthusiastic audience participation. Believing these New Hampshire stories should be preserved and shared, she began collecting them 20 years ago and has over 100 performances each year. A recent highlight in her remarkable achievements was when she was awarded an honorary doctorate from New England College for storytelling and her contributions to New Hampshire. Her performance exceeded expectations and was given a standing ovation. This engagement was made possible by Harriet Bicksler applying and obtaining a NH Humanities Council grant and the public was invited to attend free of charge. More info on web site: moultonboroughwomensclub.org

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:59

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Candidate Mike Cryans speakes at the Plymouth Area Democrats on March 11

PLYMOUTH — To assist our members and all interested voters in deciding how to cast their votes in the March 11, 2014, election, the Plymouth Area Democrats are pleased to announce that District 1 Democratic Executive Council Candidate Mike Cryans will be the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Plymouth Area Democrats on Wednesday, February 19 at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center on Depot Road in Plymouth. Cryans' presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience at its conclusion.

For 18 years as a Grafton County Commissioner, Cyrans has served the people of Grafton County. His focus has been growing the economy, protecting taxpayers, and strengthening the Middle Class. These same priorities he will take with him to the Executive Council. Like his good friend and colleague Ray Burton, Cryans understands that public service is about being honest, hardworking, and delivering real solutions for his constituents.

Among the accomplishments of the Grafton County Commission during Cryans' years of service include building a major addition to the Nursing Home, a new House of Correction, Water Tower, Maintenance Building, and Biomass Plant - all projects that invested in the local economy and created jobs. Most recently he helped plan the demolition of the old County jail and construct Ray Burton Park, a wonderful tribute to Ray, in its place.

As a District 1 Executive Council candidate, Cryans has won the joint endorsement of the three siblings of the late Republican Councilor Raymond Burton, each of them highlighting the importance of constituent services that Burton was known for providing.

District 1 is made up of dozens of diverse communities, towns, villages, unincorporated places, and cities in northern New Hampshire. It includes all the towns that make up the Plymouth Area Democrats organization: Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth, and Woodstock.

The Plymouth Area Democrats welcome the public to attend any of their meetings, which start at 5:30 with a potluck supper, followed by a brief business meeting and featured event. For further information, please call 968-7105.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:55

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Jesse Austin Bristol Rotary Speech Contest Winner (138)

BRISTOL — The Bristol Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Jesse Austin, a Junior at Newfound Regional High School, is the winner of this year's Rotary Speech Contest.

The Speech Contest is an annual event sponsored by local Rotary Clubs. High School students are encouraged to present a five minute speech on a current Rotary Theme- this year's theme was to discuss the Motto of Rotary "Service above Self". Jesse will now be eligible to move to the Regional Level of competition. Jesse will present his speech in competition with other local students today  at the Lebanon Rotary Club's weekly meeting. The Bristol Rotary Club would also like to congratulate Nicole Hayes as our 1st runner up in the competition.

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Social Media: Which is Best for Your Business?

PLYMOUTH – Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the social media channels? Not sure which ones are the most effective for your business? Come to the Enterprise Center at Plymouth on February 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. for an in-depth look at the most popular social media sites to help you determine the best channels for your business.

This workshop is designed to help the small business owner realize that not all social media is created equal, and what might work well for a neighbor might not be best for your business.

Debbie Bolduc, owner of BizBuzz Marketing Partners in Laconia and NH native who understands the unique economic culture of the Granite State, will help you identify the best social networks for your business based on your target market.

Using some of the latest data to compare the most popular social media platforms, you will walk away with a better understanding of the particular channels that meet the needs of your business and your customers. With a focus on defining your target market and learning what social media channels your ideal customers frequent, you will be better equipped to engage them, nurture relationships, and increase calls to action.

This event is offered at no cost to attendees, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Debbie Bolduc, owner of BizBuzz Marketing Partners, a boutique marketing firm focusing on the needs of small businesses, has worked with and for small, independently-owned New Hampshire businesses most of her life. With a degree in Advertising Design and Marketing, Debbie serves as Consultant, Branding Manager, Marketing Director, Public Relations Assistant, Project Manager and Social Media Coordinator. Debbie is an active volunteer for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, a member of Women Inspiring Women, and Solo PR Pros. She also serves on the board for the Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA).


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:46

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