TILTON — Tilton Senior Center was chosen as one of thirteen local non-profit agencies to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (MVSB Fund) in 2014. The $4592 grant was used to purchase a commercial dishwasher and to install a fire suppression hood over the stove in the senior center's kitchen. These additions have allowed the center to expand their lunch program to provide three meals per week to area seniors in need.
In 2008, Caring Hands Assisting Tilton (CHAT), a group of volunteers that assists seniors and disabled community members in Tilton, received permission from the Town of Tilton to establish a Senior Center in a vacant municipal building known as the Lochmere Grange. With $20,000 in support from the town, the group set out to completely renovate the historic building. Through tremendous fundraising efforts and contributions from local businesses and contractors the group was able to fully restore the building while maintaining its historical integrity, make the facility ADA and building code compliant, upgrade the plumbing and electric and install a heating and cooling system.
Once the senior center was up and running, the group partnered with the Community Action Program (CAP) of Concord. This partnership provided them with a part-time Program Director and the ability to offer one meal per week to a small group of seniors. As more and more local towns cut back on their lunch programs, the number of seniors seeking meals at Tilton Senior Center tripled. The group made it their goal to meet the demand and expand their lunch program to three days per week, but in order to do this they needed to add a fire suppression hood over their stove and obtain a commercial dishwasher.
After receiving a donated fire suppression hood from a local business, they sought out a grant from Meredith Village Savings Bank to fund the rest of the project. Thanks to the support they received they were able to complete the work and expand their lunch program to two days per week and add a brunch. The commercial dishwasher has reduced their clean up time significantly with each load of dishes taking only three minutes.
"We are so thankful for this contribution from Meredith Village Savings Bank and for all of the support we have received from so many local business and individuals," said Pat Consentino, Vice Chair Executive Committee/Selectmen. "These additions have not only allowed us to offer more meals, but they have also greatly reduced the clean up time for our volunteers, giving them a chance to focus on the projects and programs that bring so much joy to our attendees."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:14
Plymouth Regional Chamber’s Business After Hours event Dec. 10 at Bed and Breakfast at Red Gate Farm
PLYMOUTH — The Holiday season is here, so come out and join the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 10th, from 5:00-7:00 pm as friends and colleagues gather for a festive evening with the best networking in the region to be hosted by the Bed and Breakfast at Red Gate Farm, 188 Highland Street in Plymouth.
Well known as a center for arts, crafts and antiques, owner Janice Maves has now expanded her business with the addition of hospitality and a B and B. Get a chance to see and learn about their brand new facility while you mix and mingle with Chamber members, partners, and friends as they relax and enjoy refreshments, conversation, and door prizes, and enjoy the best networking in the region.
Bed and Breakfast at Red Gate Farm guest rooms are furnished in an eclectic country style with furnishings and fine art from their gallery and antiques store. Comfortable queen size beds are covered in handcrafted quilts and Egyptian cotton sheets. Wifi is available throughout the house. Breakfast is served each morning in the open kitchen which is decorated with vintage diner and restaurant signs. Blueberry pancakes, omelettes to order and apple cake from scratch are often on the menu for breakfast. Gluten free and kosher options are also available.
This business-networking event, conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber, is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses and professionals.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:00
BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club's December event will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at 11 a.m. at the Bristol Baptist church.
The event will include a short business meeting followed by a potluck luncheon.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:53
LACONIA — The Mountain Lake Chorale (MLC) returns to Taylor Community Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:45 p.m. in the Woodside Building.
The MLC was started in April 2009 and now has 14 members under the direction of Leslie McDonnell, who also directs the Pemigewasset Choral Society. Everyone in the MLC is a past or present member of the Pemi Choral Society and/or Dan Perkins' Master Chorale.
The group collectively travels more than 575 miles to rehearse each week. They hail from nine different states originally and live in 10 towns throughout the Lakes Region.
Five members have bachelors of music or music education degrees and two have masters of music degrees. Ten members play a total of 14 instruments. The group has performed in 14 different states and 29 foreign countries. They bring a love of singing to their weekly rehearsals and hope to share that love with the audience Dec. 16.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:49
- Gilford Village Candlelight Stroll events on December 13 are open to all
- Special holiday programming for LRPA
- Urgent care medical facility to open at Belknap Mall
- Irwin Auto gives 100 turkeys to St. Vincent de Paul pantry
- Santa Land in Gilford is on Dec. 6
- ‘Yes, Virginia, the Musical’ staged by Interlakes Summer Theatre Dec. 6 & 7