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LRGH receives grant for literacy program aimed at young children

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare recently announced that Reach Out and Read program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation. In recognition of the efforts of LRGHealthcare in promoting childhood literacy, the grant will help purchase books for our Reach Out and Read program.

"Reach Out and Read engages each child's doctor to speak to parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children every day. The doctor gives every child ages six months through five years a brand new culturally and developmentally appropriate book to take home and keep," said Karen Davis of LRGHealthcare's Practice Management Department.

The grant is part of Target's ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target's long history of giving five percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.

"At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business," said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. "That's why we are proud to partner with LRGHealthcare as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 08:29

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Tower Hill Jazz Bar Presents Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, Aug. 15


The Jazz Bar at Tower Hill in Weirs Beach will present Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, above, on Thursday at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available. Vocalist Kat Wright is on a mission to move her audiences. With a voice that is powerful and gritty, (a mix of Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday), Wright's ensemble offers original compositions, cover tunes, and improvisations. Wright is based in Burlington, Vt., where the highly-revered Seven Days newspaper recently recognized her as "best up-and-coming performer." (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:57

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McLelland Joins Melcher & Prescott

Donna McLelland, Chamber Ambassador and previous Membership Manager, has joined Melcher & Prescott Insurance as a Personal Lines Sales Associate in the Laconia office. McLelland will be assisting new clients to Melcher & Prescott by identifying their personal insurance needs through a comprehensive review process and providing cost-effective solutions.

Originally from Connecticut, McLelland joined her family in making the Lakes Region home in the early 1990's. She has held various sales positions throughout the area before re-entering the insurance field which had been her primary occupation in her home state.


CAPTION — Donna McLelland has joined Melcher & Prescott Insurance as Personal Lines Sales Associate in the Laconia office. (Courtesy photo) 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:37

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New Northfield location gives J.P. Carter Electric room to grow

NORTHFIELD — In a move designed to more than double its existing workspace, J.P. Carter Electric has leased 1,700-plus square feet of warehouse space in a  Northfield facility.
The four-bay facility will allow J.P. Carter to meet the higher demand for electrical services in the commercial, residential and industrial markets in which they operate. Located at 55 Park Street, the warehouse offers a comprehensive list of what owner Josh Carter was looking for to expand his business.

"In order to meet the growing demand for our electrical services, J.P. Electric required a clean space in an optimal location with a layout that included plenty of parking. Our fleet of eight service vehicles, all with plenty of on-board supplies, required nothing less. Weeks Commercial understood my requirements and showed me just the right spot. This is the ideal location from which to serve our customers - we can't wait to get in to the new space!"

The Northfield facility was leased by Weeks Commercial, the largest commercial and industrial real estate brokerage firm from the Lakes Region to the north country.

Property owner Katie Wilson of Wapiti Development, LLC, expressed her satisfaction with the transaction. "I couldn't be happier that the space is being used by a rapidly growing business in the Lakes Region. The warehouse is an ideal location for a trade such as this. Weeks Associate married the right client with the right property. I look forward to a long relationship with both J.P. Carter Electric and Weeks Associates."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:12

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