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St. Joseph dessert at the church on old home day

BELMONT — St. Joseph Church, Belmont will be hosting their first annual Dessert at the Church as part of this year's Belmont Old Home Day activities on Saturday, August 1. The church hall will be open from 10 am to 3 pm and will give Old Home Day visitors a chance to purchase home-baked goods and cool refreshments while getting out of the sun.

Also on hand will be many craft vendor tables including the St. Joseph Crafters who have been busy all year making crafts for Old Home Day and the Annual St. Joseph Christmas Craft Fair held in November.

Beyond the dozen or more craft tables, attendees can browse through attic treasure tables, purchase perennials and more.

Proceeds from this event will be used to fund programs and projects at St. Joseph Church, Belmont.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:48

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Gilford Police holding fundraising campaign

GILFORD — The Gilford Police Relief Association will be conducting a fundraising campaign. For the next few weeks area businesses and residents will be contacted, during this time and asked to sponsor a business advertisement or family listing in The Gilford Police Relief Associations, 2015 Police Yearbook / Business Directory which will be available at their upcoming Comedy Night, featuring the comedy of: "Boston Comedy All-Stars".

The event will be on Saturday, September 19th, at the Margate Resort, Laconia, doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $15 and tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. Tickets will also be given away complimentary with a donation to the Gilford Police Relief Association fundraising campaign.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:44

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St. Charles church offering classes for adults

MEREDITH — St Charles Borromeo Church (Meredith's Catholic parish) will soon begin classes for people interested in learning more about the Catholic church. The process used is called RCIA, the Rite of Initiation of Adults. The process involves a thoughtful, gradual approach to learning about the Catholic religion without any pressure to commit.
Through discussions, teachings and sharing of personal faith stories, participants learn and discuss the traditions and lifestyles of the Catholic religion. Each person will make a decision whether to become a member of the Catholic Church.
RCIA is for persons who have or have not been baptized as Christians and for those who have had little or no previous religious formation.
Those interested in finding out more about the RCIA process can contact the St. Charles Borromeo parish office at 279-4403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. RCIA sessions will begin Thursday, September 3, from 5-7 p.m. (including a light supper) in the parish hall.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:41

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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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