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Artists of the Month participants announced

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the Association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the Association and its members' work across the entire area.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.

The following member artists will each have art work on display until March 16 at these Lakes Region business locations: Rob Caron, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford; Rebecca Frame, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin; Sally Hibberd, Northway Bank, Tilton;Carol Keller-Halsey, Northway Bank, Meredith; Joanne Reynolds, Belknap Mill, Laconia; Anne Stevenson, VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Alexis Jackson, Northway Bank, Belknap Mall, Belmont; Mary Truell, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Wendy Wilson, Northway Bank, Laconia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:40

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Greater Meredith Program annual meeting is March 5

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program Board of Directors will host the program's annual meeting on Thursday, March 5, in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a program honoring a Year in Review for the GMP.

GMP President Rob Stephens and Executive Director Liz Lapham and others will honor the programs, projects, and accomplishments of the past year, highlighting the GMP's signature project for 2014, the Meredith Sculpture Walk, followed by award recognitions, including Volunteer of the Year and Board Member of the Year. The meeting will end with a drawing for a door prize.

The celebration is free and all are welcome to attend, but an RSVP is requested by Feb. 25 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279-9015.

For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, please call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

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Laconia Legion Post to celebrate 96 years on March 7

LACONIA — Wilkins-Smith Post 1 American Legion will celebrate its 96th year in business with a dinner and dance on Saturday, March 7.  Featured will be a prime rib dinner at 6 p.m. followed by Mark French's karaoke from 8-12. This event is non-smoking and available to members and guests. The cut-off date to purchase tickets from our canteen is March 4. No exceptions. We are limited to 100 tickets for this event.
The post was chartered in March of 1919 as the first American Legion post in New Hampshire. Others chartered around the same time had successive numbers. Most posts are named for local service members who were lost in the various wars. Post 1 was originally named for Frank Wilkins who was the first soldier from Laconia killed in the Great War. The name of James Stuart Smith was added as the first native son to be killed in World War II.

Originally located on the property shared by the new high school addition and Auto Zone, it moved to its present location on North Main Street in 1953. Its membership is open to all wartime service members including those who are currently serving. Additional information about membership or the dinner can be obtained by calling 524-9728.

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UNH Cooperative Extension offers food safety presentation designed for early childhood workers

LACONIA — UNH Cooperative Extension will be presenting a two-hour program on Food Safety from Farm & Garden to Preschool. This training opportunity is geared toward early childhood professionals, preschool educators, Head Start and family day care providers.

The workshop is being hosted by Lakes Region Child Care Services on Thursday, March 26 from 6 - 8 pm at Lakes Region Child Care Services, 22 Strafford Street, Laconia. A certificate for two hours of training that can be used toward required training hours will be given. The workshop will be presented by Ann Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist in Food Safety.

For more information or to register call UNH Cooperative Extension at 447-3834 or 1-800-322-4166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Pre-registration is requested by March 24.

Food Safety from Farm & Garden to Preschool is a joint research/grant project between the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:26

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