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Gilford Library holds a week of special events in honor of National Library Week

GILFORD — National Library Week, a celebration of libraries across the country, sponsored by the American Library Association will be held this year from April 13-18. 

The Gilford Public Library will be celebrating all week with scavenger hunts for Adults, Teens, and Children, and a Teddy Bear Sleepover on Tuesday, April 14 for the kids. The Teddy Bear Sleepover will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and the scavenger hunts will be ongoing each day.

Musician Eric Herman will also be at the library on Wednesday, April 15 from 1:30-2:30 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Gilford Library, Herman is a returning visitor to Gilford Library and is known for his upbeat performances full of singing and dancing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:32

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Ben & Jerry’s free cone day is Tuesday

MEREDITH — The Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop in Mill Falls Marketplace will be offering free ice cream cones this coming Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 8 p.m.

This marks the 36th year that Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's shops have offered a Free Cone Day as a way of saying thank you to its customers.

This year, Liz Breton, manager of Ben & Jerry's of Meredith, urges the public to consider trying staff favorite flavors such as Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

Along with serving up free ice cream, scoop shops continue to give back to the towns they call home by partnering with local non-profit organizations to help raise awareness and to increase support for worthy causes.

"Free Cone Day feels a little bit like our birthday party and the best day of  the year for us at Ben & Jerry's," said Breton. "Putting a smile on
someone's face and helping spread the word about a worthwhile community organization is what makes Ben & Jerry's truly special."

For more information about Free Cone Day, visit http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day. Those who want more information
about Ben & Jerry's at Mill Falls Marketplace can contact Breton at 603-279-6693 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:25

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N.H. Ball Bearings names Bardellini as general manager of Astro Division

LACONIA — New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) and the Rod End and Fastener Business Unit (REF BU) are pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Bardellini to executive vice president of R&S North America and general manager of the NHBB Astro Division in Laconia.

As of April 1, Bardellini is directly accountable for Astro's business performance plus he is overseeing the Division's integration into the REF BU. He is also responsible for ensuring Astro's cooperation with the commercial and compliance activities of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. under the leadership of the new president, Dan Lemieux.

This formal succession follows the transfer of NHBB Astro to Minebea's Rod End and Fastener Business Unit, which took place on July 1, 2014. The move consolidated Minebea's entire rod end bearing operations in Japan, Asia, Europe, and the United States under the same management structure, which is intended to strengthen and expand the business by taking advantage of the comprehensive strengths of these operations.

Bardellini has worked for NHBB for twenty-two years. For the past seven years, he served as vice president of manufacturing and was responsible for operations at NHBB's three manufacturing divisions, which, in addition to the Astro Division, includes the HiTech Division in Peterborough, New Hampshire and the Precision Division in Chatsworth, California. Prior to his promotion to VP of manufacturing in 2007, Bardellini was operations manager of the Astro Division.

Bardellini holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of New Hampshire, and a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Six Sigma Qualtec.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:20

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Trail Tenders to hold annual meeting

GILFORD — Join Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTS) at their 5th annual meeting at the Gilford Public Library, downstairs, on Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to fill positions on the Board – if you've been following BRATTS events and feel this is the time to get involved, we'll look forward to seeing you there. No experience necessary. We will be discussing the summer schedule, and our adopt-a-trail program. Map information of the Belknap Range will be available. For more information, contact Hal Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:16

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