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MetroCast Foundation Golf Tournament raises $23,000

BELMONT — The annual MetroCast Foundation Golf Tournament held at Lochmere Country Club on September 16 raised more than $23,000 in support of youth-serving organizations in the region. With a score of 57, John Daigneault, Jerry Driscoll, Ace Parmaley & Bob Schwartz  took this year's top prize.

The annual event, now in its 15th year, began as an effort to honor the memory of Robbie Mills, a 14 year-old Laconia boy who was killed in 1997 for his trail bike by two older teens (Mills' mother is a MetroCast employee). The MetroCast event was launched a year later to support the Robbie Mills Memorial Fund, which remains a primary beneficiary of the Tournament.
As the tournament subsequently grew in popularity, the number of organizations supported by the fundraiser also expanded to include the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Greater Lakes Advocacy Center (Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program), Spaulding Youth Center Foundation, WLNH Children's Auction, and more.
In response to the growing need, Jim Bruder, Chairman and CEO of Harron Communications, MetroCast's parent company, founded the MetroCast Foundation in 2007 to facilitate donations for the Tournament from video programmers and vendor partners. In addition to 2013's key sponsors Meredith Village Savings Bank and IDT/net2phone, more than 40 corporate organizations contributed to this year's event.
"We are grateful for our sponsors and contributors, as well as all those who came out on a beautiful day for golf, food and fun," said MetroCast Regional Manager, Moira Campbell. "This valued support enabled MetroCast to continue to honor the memory of the beloved Robbie Mills and to serve worthy organizations that better our young people and the great community we call home."

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 10:58

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International Film Series – The Namesake on Monday, November 4

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee, in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library, presents ''The Namesake'', Monday, November 4 at 6:20 p.m.
The Namesake depicts the struggles of a young couple brought together in an arranged marriage in India, tenderly told with a bit of humor. Soon after, they immigrate from West Bengal, India to the United States, settling in New York City. The film chronicles the family's cross-cultural experiences, particularly of their son and daughter. The father, a university lecturer, struggles to understand his son.
Their son's name is Gogol, named after Russian author Nikolai Gogol. It becomes an embarrassment for him. The film chronicles Gogol's cross-cultural experiences and his exploration of his Indian heritage as the story shifts between the United States and India.

Gogol starts off as a lazy, pot smoking teenager indifferent to his cultural background. He resents many of the customs and traditions his family upholds and doesn't understand his parents. After a summer trip to India before starting college at Yale, Gogol starts opening up to his culture and becomes more accepting of it. After college, Gogol changes his name to Nikhil or Nick. He works as an architect and dates a Caucasian woman from a wealthy background. He feels closer to his girlfriend's family than his own.
The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 03:03

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Gilmanton Community Church Hosting 2nd Annual Harvest Party Sunday

GILMANTON — The Second Annual Harvest Party will be held on Sunday October 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Gilmanton Community Church (corners building). The churh is located at the intersection of route 107 and 140. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Children are encouraged to arrive in costume (family friendly please) to celebrate the harvest time. There will be games including scarecrow ring toss, bean bag throw, the ever popular donut on a string, and more. Kids can decorate their own cookie and join in the costume parade.

Bring a non perishable food item to donate and take home a keepsake photo of yourself in our scarecrow cutout. Any questions call the church office at 267-6150.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013 09:30

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Illustrator Karel Hayes at Innisfree Bookshop Sunday

MEREDITH — Innisfree Bookshop, in Meredith is pleased to announce that nationally known watercolor artist and illustrator Karel Hayes will be appearing on Sunday, October 27, from 2-4 p.m.

Hayes will be signing her newest book Christmas Visitors. Her drawings have appeared in several magazines and she has illustrated more than ten books, including Time for the Fair, The Winter Visitors, and Who's Been Here? A Tale in Tracks. She lives with her husband in Center Harbor.

Christmas Visitors:It's Christmas at the cottage by the lake and the bears are busy preparing to celebrate. The human owners of the cottage, however, are in the city feeling glum. Until the idea comes to them to spend the holidays at their cottage.

What follows is a set of misadventures as the family arrives without presents—they were left on the train—and without the usual holiday accoutrements—the Christmas trees and turkeys are all sold out.

But they are in for a treat as the cottage has been decorated by their unseen friends. So the bears unwittingly save Christmas for their human hosts, yet are still able to enjoy their own fine celebration. And, as with the other books, the bears do so all while cleverly avoiding confrontation with their human friends.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013 09:27

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