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Meredith chamber updating professional guides

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce reports that it is in the process of preparing the 2015 editions of the Chamber's Service Guide and The Professional Guide. The Service Guide is a listing of area building contractors, electricians, plumbers, landscape contractors, and other businesses involved in the building trades, and the Professional Guide is a listing of those businesses in the medical, financial, legal, educational, business consulting and other professional services.

These guides are distributed to local Realtors, banks and insurance agencies as well as at the town halls and libraries in the town served by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition the Chamber mails the guides in response to those who inquire at the chamber about moving to the Area. Chamber officials report that these guides provides a means for residents, prospective residents and those who own second homes with a means of identifying local contractors and professional services. Businesses interested in being included in the Professional and/or Service Guide should contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121. The chamber also produces a Wedding Guide and a Marine Service Guide. In addition to being listed in the guides members will also be listed on the new Meredith Area Chamber website, www.meredithareachamber.com. The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote the towns Winnipesaukee, Squam and Newfound Regions of central New Hampshire and to provide services to member businesses.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:49

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I-L Community Caregivers holding annual raffle


MOULTONBOROUGH — Ticket buyers can win up to $5,000 with the Interlakes Community Caregivers 50/50 Raffle. No more than 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 each and are now on sale at the ICCI office or online at www.interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.

The winner will receive 50 percent of the monies raised through ticket sales; the remaining 50 percent will benefit Interlakes Community Caregivers to support their programming. The drawing will be held on Saturday, September 12 at the ICCI 5th Annual Mini-Golf Tournament, Paradise Falls, Moultonborough.

Tickets can be purchased by 1 person or by a group of 2, 4 or 5 individuals joining together to purchase a ticket. The odds are still good if you put a group together to purchase a ticket: if 5 people each put in $20, there's a chance to win $1,000 if all tickets are sold.

You need not be present to win. Entries are limited to individuals 18 years of age or older. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets sold.

Formed in 1998, Interlakes Community Caregivers Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides nonmedical supportive services to assist people in their daily lives. These services include transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, and more.

The ICCI office is located in the Harbor Square Building, Unit 8B, at 60 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, and is open 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday.

For more information about the raffle, the upcoming 5th Annual MiniGolf Tournament, ICCI volunteer opportunities or services, call Ann Sprague at 603.253.9275, ext. 4, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit their website at www.interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:42

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Central NH VNA recognizes volunteers

MOULTONBOROUGH — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice staff and Board members showed their appreciation this past Wednesday evening by honoring over 60 of their volunteers with a dinner catered by Magic Food Catering in Moultonborough.

Volunteers for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice hold a variety of roles that range from assisting in the office as administrative volunteers, working with children in the Young Family Program, helping the Fund Development Office, Hospice care, bereavement work, veteran presentations and alternative therapies, such as reiki, music therapy and pet therapy.

"Volunteers served more than 3,000 hours this past year helping our patients and their families get through some very challenging times," said Pamela Littlefield, volunteer coordinator. "We couldn't be more proud of the compassion, commitment and excellent care they bring every single day."

This year, four volunteers were recognized who held five consecutive years of service: Jacinta Cullen of Meredith, Marie Madeleine Marchand of Moultonborough, Donna Schinlever of Gilford and Chris Schwidder of Meredith. In addition, six veteran volunteers were honored for their work with We Honor Veterans program which allows veterans at the end-of-life to be thanked for their service to our country. Knitting groups from Stitches of Love in Laconia, Helping Hands Ministry in Wolfeboro, and the Sanbornton Church Knitters were recognized for the hand-knitted red, white and blue lap robes they donate that is also given to each Veteran who is honored. In addition, the Wolfeboro Home and Garden Show volunteers who have, for the past 28 years, donated to Hospice were acknowledged.

To cap off the evening, Randy Pierce, president and founder of 2020 Vision Quest, who, with his guide dog, Autumn, shared his adventures as a blind man overcoming adversity and the impact community and volunteer engagement have had in his life.


Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 08:29

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Alton Bay religious center planning ecumenical service

ALTON -- The Alton Bay Christian Conference Center is inviting people of various denominations to attend a special service scheduled for Saturday, June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the center's Tabernacle Building.

The event, called Lakes Region Night of Worship, is being sponsored by the New Hampshire Alliance (nhalliance.net) in partnership with many churches and ministries around the Lakes Region.

The service will include a mix of contemporary praise songs and traditional hymns. Organizers hope the event will reach across generational and denominational lines. The service will also include times for silent prayer.


Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 10:45

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