LACONIA — On March 30, the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (GLCAC) based in Laconia received a donation of $15,000 from Binnie Media’s NH1 Children’s Auction. For over thirty years, the annual NH1 Children's Auction on WLNH in Laconia raises funds through volunteer efforts, community donations and corporate partnerships throughout the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire. All funds raised are donated New Hampshire non-profits that support children and families. The Laconia based GLCAC served over 180 children and their families in 2014.
This year’s donation to the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center will aid its mission to provide juvenile crime victims a safe, child focused location to be interviewed while coordinating the investigative team and providing ongoing help for the victim’s recovery. Based on a nationally recognized model, New Hampshire’s Child Advocacy Centers are community partnerships dedicated to pursuing the truth in child abuse cases and coordinating social services for child victims. The work of Child Advocacy Center assists in holding offenders accountable through the criminal justice system.
Program Director Meghan Noyes said “The continued support of the NH1 Children’s Auction demonstrates the overwhelming commitment of our community to children. We are honored everyday to witness the strength and resiliency of children within our community and we are grateful for the Lakes Region community to recognize the critical need for the Child Advocacy Center to be available to all children in the Lakes Region. We must continue to provide community outreach and education on the realities of child abuse. National statistics suggest that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Beyond these numbers, statistics suggest that only 1 out of 10 children who have been victims of sexual abuse as a child will disclose. Essentially, as a community that is telling us 9 out of 10 children who have been victims of sexual abuse are not telling anyone. We have a lot of work to do, but I am proud to say that the Lakes Region is dedicated to reducing those numbers and providing crucial services to children. The most important component of the CAC process that is told to us often by children is that “they are believed.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:06
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
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
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:25
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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