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Walmart Foundation grant aids Meals on Wheels


LACONIA — The New Hampshire Coalition of Aging Services has announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and its State Giving Advisory Council. These funds will assist in providing 36,000 meals to 2,900 isolated seniors and disabled adults in six New Hampshire counties via the member agencies' Meals on Wheels programs.

Pam Jolivette, Director of Elder Services of Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., said, "This generous grant from the Walmart Foundation will aid us tremendously as we provide older and disabled adults in our communities with access to nutritious food and reliable safety checks from trained Meals on Wheels drivers. Government funding does not cover the full cost of a meal and requires substantial fundraising on the part of the agencies that run Meals on Wheels programs, so contributions like this one are essential."

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Team wrote to the NHCAS: "Your organization is doing important work in the communities you serve, and we are proud to support you in your efforts. Thank you for expanding our mission and joining us in fighting hunger and improving nutrition, creating economic opportunities, and strengthening communities through support of local causes."

NHCAS is a collaboration among five non-profit agencies that are dedicated to improving the lives of older and disabled adults in New Hampshire. NHCAS members offer services over six counties, including Belknap, Carroll, Merrimack, and Grafton. This service area includes more than half of the state's population. Last year, coalition agencies served more than 820,000 Meals on Wheels to 4,900 New Hampshire residents.

NHCAS members are the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Ossipee Concerned Citizens, St. Joseph Community Services, and Tri-County Community Action Program.


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:37

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Join Bruce the Moose & Friends at Waterville Valley's Family Festival

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Children and those still young at heart are invited to join Bruce the Moose, Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat at Waterville Valley's Family Festival on Saturday, August 8.

This event features children's live entertainment, crafts, a BBQ and more. Admission to the event is free and includes photo opportunities with the characters (there is an additional charge for the BBQ). The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with live children's entertainment from Grammy Nominee Judy Pancoast. She crafts clever songs with infectious melodies that delight the young and the young at heart, as evidenced by the 2011 Grammy Award nomination for Best Children's Album for her one-of-a-kind CD, Weird Things Are Everywhere.

For a full schedule of events and entertainment listings, visit the online event calendar at www.waterville.com.

Additional activities are available in Waterville Valley including boating on Corcoran Pond, mountain bike rentals, Snows Mountain Chairlift, and the indoor ice arena.


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:33

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Flea market Sat. at Methodist Church

GILFORD — A flea market will take place, Saturday, Aug, 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford.

Items on sale will include bicycles, furniture, glassware, kitchen items, and toys.

The church is located at 18 Wesley Way (off Route 11A, near the Laconia Bypass).

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:29

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Lots of activity for 'Making it in Bristol' event saturday

BRISTOL — Central Square Bristol will be bustling with activity on Saturday, August 1 from 9-2. Local businesses and crafters will set up displays on the green to show off what it means to be "Making It In Bristol".

Some of the participants already signed up include Bill and Chana Wade with their carved fish and other critters, Katie LaRoche from Dancing Feet studio, sisters Karen Colby and Marilyn Bucklin with their lovely scarves, Micheal Vermouth with his wooden kayaks, Fruedenberg NOK, Your Favorite Decorator. All the businesses in Bristol are encouraged to participate. This is the second year for this event sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society and in case of heavy rain the event will be held in Fellowship Hall at the Bristol United Church of Christ.
Just four days after this event the Historical Society will present another showing of Dave Robert's historical photos of Bristol on large screen. This will be at the Old Town Hall at 7 p.m..
Other events in Bristol that day include the Summer Town Meeting in the Old Town Hall and the hazardous waste collection at the State Shed on Route 104.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:23

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