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Prestige Plus members take ‘Best of Baltics’ cruise

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus members recently returned from a 15-day cruise through “The Best of the Baltics” onboard Celebrity Cruise ship Constellation. Among the countries and cities visited were: Warnemunde and Berlin, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Copenhagen, Denmark.

The tour began in Amsterdam, Netherlands where Prestige Plus members enjoyed a canal cruise and historic city sightseeing tour before boarding the Celebrity Constellation. The first stop on the amazing trip was in Warnemunde, Germany allowing members to participate in an excursion to Berlin where they visited the Berlin Wall, check point Charlie and many other historic landmarks and museums. Cruising into Stockholm, Sweden passengers observed thousands of natural uninhabited islands en route to the city. Upon arrival, many Prestige Plus members visited one of the most popular museums in Stockholm, the Vasamuseet.

 The next stop was Helsinki, Finland where members observed the neo-classical designed architecture in Senate Square. Following Finland was a stop in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In Tallinn, Estonia Prestige Plus members learned of the city’s heroic and often challenging history which took place from the period between 1940 and 1991 when the Estonian Republic was occupied by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

The final port visited on the trip was Copenhagen, Denmark where visitors explored Amalienborg Palace which is considered to be one of the greatest works of Danish Rococco architecture and was constructed in the 1700’s. Other members took the opportunity to go off the beaten path to Dragor, a quiet seaside village that has retained its character of an old fishing port with well-preserved historical buildings.

“We plan all of our trips months in advance and customize them to meet the needs of our valued Prestige Plus members,” stated Valerie Drouin, SVP – Prestige Plus Manager for Bank of New Hampshire. “With 25 years of experience in the bank travel industry, our customers know when they sign up for a trip, the quality will be unsurpassed. We plan and arrange these trips as a way to thank our members for choosing Bank of New Hampshire.”
To learn more about Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus program, contact Valerie Drouin, SVP - Prestige Plus Manager at (603) 527-3207 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:34

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Greater Meredith Program, landscapers work together


MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program's Design Committee, working with the Town of Meredith and NHDOT coordinated a project to expose the ledge on Daniel Webster Highway across the street from the League of NH Craftsmen and Nash Realty. The goal is to open up the ledge and next spring to plant pockets of flowering vines and native ornamentals.

Since this area is a gateway from the south to the Town of Meredith it will not only provide better sight lines for drivers on the highway but also create a more pleasing aesthetic by beautifying what is currently an overgrown state right of way.

The GMP extends their appreciation and thanks to Tree Solutions of Meredith and Scott Burns Landscaping of Center Harbor who donated their time and volunteered their crews to remove existing brush and small trees in the area.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:30

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LRPA’s Spotlight to feature Sculpture Walk

MEREDITH — The Meredith Sculpture Walk, a project of the Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is the upcoming feature of "Lakes Region Spotlight" on LRPA-TV, Metrocast Channel 25. It can also be viewed daily via computer at the same scheduled times online. The new program is produced and hosted by Carol Granfield of Meredith and begins Saturday, September 20th.
This program spotlights some highlights along the walk that includes 24 pieces of art for all to enjoy along Main Street to the parks on the shores of Winnipesaukee. You don't need to travel far to enjoy this cultural experience right here in the Lakes Region. For a daily program schedule visit www.lrpa.org or view LRPA-TV bulletin board on channel 24. Lakes Region Spotlight is aired daily Monday through Saturday and can be viewed on Channel 25 or online for those without cable. Granfield welcomes ideas and opportunities for future shows and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:25

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Adult Education offers REIKI training

LACONIA — REIKI healing is one of the most ancient methods known to man. In its simplest terms, REIKI is a natural, gentle, non-invasive healing method. It is used to heal physical, emotional and spiritual issues that many people are coping with. It allows the body to re-establish its own natural balance by restoring order to the body, clears energy blockages and detoxifies our physical systems.

The classes train you to perform REIKI healings. Level One (I) training gives you the ability to do healing on yourself and your family. Level Two (II) training extends your healing capability to help balance the mind, body and spirit and gives you the knowledge to heal others as well as animals.

The instructor, Carol Wallace, is a certified REIKI Master Teacher and has a private practice in Alton Bay. She has extensive experience providing one-on-one client counseling, using the REIKI healing process and teaching all levels of REIKI.

A  free Energy Healing/Reiki: Come & Learn About It Demonstration will be offered on Thursday, September 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Laconia High School. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to register.

REIKI Level I Training will be held for one week on Monday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 8th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. REIKI Level II Training will be held for one week starting Monday, October 20th and Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 for tuition information and to register.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:22

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