LACONIA — "Zonta Reflections: Here's Looking at Us!" was the theme of the 65th Annual Zonta International's District 1 Fall Conference held October 25th-27th at the Doubletree Bedford Glen in Bedford, Massachusetts.
The District includes clubs in the New England states and Nova Scotia. Five members of the Zonta Club of the Lakes Region attended: Micheline Roy of Laconia, current Lakes Region president who served as club delegate to the conference, Shirley Perry of Gilford, current Lakes Region treasurer and also 2012-14 District 1 Secretary, Phyllis Corrigan of Gilford, local club board of directors member and Nadine Salley of Tilton and Cheryl Dorfman of Laconia who are both Past District 1 Governors. Ms. Salley currently serves on the local club board of directors and Mrs. Dorfman is the current District 1 Foundation Ambassador.
The conference hosted Zonta International Director, Gabriella Samaro Paphitis from Cyprus, as well as outstanding and inspiring high school student leaders from the Malden, MA YMCA Youth in Government Project.who serve in model governments at the local, state, and national levels. Conference sessions highlighted the current "Zonta Says NO" to Violence Against Women Campaign underway worldwide to bring attention to the issue of domestic and gender based violence. Other presentations focused on advocacy and public relations initiatives throughout the district. Just over $7,000 was raised through a silent auction and club and individual donations to support the Zonta International Foundation service projects and educational awards.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:51
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has partnered again with the United States Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" Program. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission invites the public to bring donations of unwrapped toys to any of the 77 New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets now through December 15.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys each year and distributes them as Christmas and holiday gifts to less fortunate children across the United States. With each toy that is given, the Marine Corps Reserve also delivers a message of hope to encourage children to become responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.
"We are thrilled that the New Hampshire Liquor Commission will be partnering with us again this holiday season," said Daniel Sierra, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps and New Hampshire Toys for Tots program coordinator. "The commitment and support of local businesses and organizations is crucial to the Toys for Tots program, and we truly appreciate the ongoing commitment of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission."
"Many New Hampshire families continue to struggle financially, and the holiday season can be particularly difficult," said Joseph W. Mollica, Chairman, New Hampshire Liquor Commission. "We are honored to help the Marine Corps Reserve bring a bit of holiday joy to the lives of New Hampshire children who are less fortunate, and we hope people will join us in supporting this wonderful program by donating new, unused toys at select New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet stores."
The Toys for Tots Program receives the greatest number of holiday toy requests for infants and children ages 10 and older. The NHLC urges the public to consider donating new, unwrapped items such as infant toys, sporting equipment and handheld electronic games this holiday season. Stuffed animals and clothing are not accepted. On select days in select stores, a United States Marine will be on hand and will present customers who donate a new unwrapped toy at that time with a coupon good for 10% off of their New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet purchases through December 31, 2013.
For more information on collection locations, and U.S. Marine visitor events, please visit www.liquorandwineoutlets.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:43
LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to announce that Melaine Boisvert has joined their team of community banking professionals as Vice President – Business Banking Development Officer.
Melaine has over 34 years of financial services experience including commercial lending, portfolio management and new business development. She will be working out of the bank's Concord Office located at 167 North Main Street and will assist business customers with lending and other financial services in the Greater Concord area.
Melaine is a strong supporter of her community and currently is a volunteer with the NH Special Olympics, United Way, Junior Achievement, Chamber of Commerce membership drives and Kiwanis.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:39
LINCOLN — The Hobo Railroad recently announced the schedule for their popular Santa Express Trains which will depart weekends at 1 p.m. from the Hobo Junction Railroad Station in Lincoln.
Departures will take place starting Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29 and will operate weekends through Sunday, December 22. The restored vintage cars used for the Santa Express Trains are not only decorated for the season, but are warm and comfortable for this family-fun event. The 1 hour and 20 minute rides travel along the scenic Pemigewassett River between Lincoln and Woodstock.
"We're very excited to announce our 2013 Santa Express Train schedule", stated Paul Giblin, Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. "The Santa Express Trains have been part of our annual schedule since the Hobo Railroad first opened in 1987. For many, enjoying Holiday cookies and hot cocoa with Santa and his Elves has become a family tradition. It's also great fun to watch the children's faces light up when Santa and his Elves surprise them with a gift aboard the train."
Ticket prices for the Hobo Railroad's Santa Express Trains are $20 for First Class and $15 for Coach Class seating (for all ages 3 and up), while ages 2 and under ride for free. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or by calling the Hobo Railroad at (603) 745-2135 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
2013 Santa Express Train Schedule for the Hobo Railroad:
Nov. 29 & 30, Dec. 1 – departing at 1 p.m.
Dec. 7 & 8 – departing at 1 p.m.
Dec. 14 & 15 – departing at 1 p.m.
Dec. 21 & 22 – departing at 1 p.m.
Visit www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135 for reservations or additional information.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:34
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