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I appreciate the confidence Sanbornton & Tilton have shown in me

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing to all the voters of the towns of Sanbornton and Tilton to express my sincere appreciation for your support at the polls on Tuesday Nov. 4, allowing me to serve as your new State Representative for the next two years in Concord.

I sincerely appreciate the confidence so many neighbors have entrusted in me with this important responsibility to serve you. In particular, I wish to acknowledge my wife, Karen, for her unconditional support and patience during this new life journey.

Thank you also to both Ian Raymond and Jane Alden my general election opponents for running professional and respectful campaigns. I will join Representative Fields in the coming weeks to serve cooperatively both for Tilton and Sanbornton.

My vision to you is to listen, study, and make decisions (some very difficult) in the best interests of our two neighboring family communities.

Brian S. Gallagher

Sanbornton

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:46

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Isn't it time for you to join the Belknap Range Trail Tenders?

To The Daily Sun,

This week, Volunteer N.H., a non-profit organization, sponsored an awards ceremony, celebrating volunteers in New Hampshire. There were at least 117 recipients, and those are only the ones being recognized. For every recipient, there are dozens of others who are working quietly, changing and molding the face of New Hampshire, helping those who need help, not expecting accolades.

At Monday's awards ceremony, the local group Belknap Range Trail Tenders was recognized. It is made up of local residents, a group of over 99 people. Right here in our area, working on the hiking trails in the Belknap Range. These people for the most part are just like you and me, ordinary citizens who volunteer their time, lovingly caring for the mountain, so you and I can enjoy our hikes.

Isn't it time you join this silent army and volunteer your time? Look around you, there's always something good you can do. America is unique in its volunteerism. Be a part of it.

Peggy Graham

Secretary, BRATTS

Sanbornton

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:43

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Thanks to We Care for slecting LRCS to benefit from music events

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS), I would like to thank the members of Temple B'nai Israel and their We Care program for selecting LRCS to be the recipient of the net proceeds of their musical events this year.

The We Care program committee brought two diverse and talented musical groups to the Lakes Region, with Gathering Time last June and most recently the Freese Brothers Big Band in October. Their efforts provided the Lakes Region with wonderful entertainment and benefitted LRCS and those we serve. As a nonprofit, we depend on relationships with others in the community to carry out our mission, "dedicated to serving the community by promoting independence, dignity and opportunity."

The friendships and relationships forged by working together this year, will go beyond these two events, and for that I am appreciative. To quote Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

On behalf of everyone at LRCS, I thank the members of Temple B'nai Israel for their generosity, friendship, and hospitality.

Christine L. Santaniello, Executive Director

Lakes Region Community Services

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:41

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Proceeds from armswrestling tourney donated to 5-year-old Kate

To The Daily Sun,

Granite Arms would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the arm-wrestlers who participated in our fifth Bean Memorial Armwrestling Tournament held Oct. 18 at the Paradise Beach Club located in The Weirs. The event was a complete success and the proceeds were donated to Kate, a 5-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor.

We would also like to thank the following: Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Co., The Laconia Rod and Gun, LYFCA, Badger, Aesthetic by Michelle, Laconia Car Wash, Trustworthy Hardware, Laconia Sports, D'Angelos, Prescott's Flowers, Laconia Pet Center, 405/Lakeside, TBones, Irving, Beyond the Fringe, Che Bella Beauty Salon, Paradise Island Tanning, A Balanced Body Massage and Lowe's. Personal thanks to Megan Filgate, Cheryl Hebert, Suzy Martin, Tricia Roy, Tina Soboleski, Katie Whitney and especially the spectators who made this event possible.

Harry H. Bean and

Team Granite Arms

Gilford

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:37

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Craft Fair proceeds will provide comfort bags for cancer patients

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary I would like to extend our appreciation to all those who contributed to the success of our 13th annual Fall Craft Fair held at Laconia High School. Once again we were able to fund-raise the necessary amount to continue to provide comfort bags to breast cancer patients in the LRGHealthcare Breast Health Program.

Our goal was attained thanks to the many customers who attended, and the combined efforts of Auxiliary members, LRGHealthcare, several local businesses, many friends of the Auxiliary, and finally our generous vendors who not only pay a fee to participate but the many that also donate items to our raffle.

We need to acknowledge the wonderful cooperation, help and support of the Laconia School Department and Laconia High School staff.

We would like to thank the following businesses for assisting us with either a raffle donation, advertising, publicity or parking: Northeast Communications Corp., Jeff Levitan, Fred Caruso, Alan Harrison, Pat Kelly, LRGHealthcare PR and Marketing; Piche's Ski and Sport Outlet, Mark Dickson, Lakes Region Floral Studio, Roche Realty, The Home Beautiful, Tilton Veterinary Hospital, The Taylor Community, Trustworthy Hardware, Kitchen Encounters, Kellerhaus, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Cantin Chevrolet, Lakes Region Party and Gift, Interlakes Family Medical Practice, The Laconia Clinic, Hillside Medical Park, Meredith Bay Coffee House, Forestview Manor (Joanne Parsons, Manager), AutoZone, Sacred Heart Church, AutoServ Tilton, Laconia Department of Public Works, Meredith Village Savings Bank, The Canvas Guys, Trellis Management Co., and Pepi Herrmann Crystal.

Special acknowledgement is extended to the volunteers who stood out in the cold for hours to help direct parking. We need to offer our sincere appreciation to Armand Bolduc and Bob Hamel for their assistance.

In addition to vendor space rental charges, our craft raffle and bake sale helped us reach our financial goal. Many thanks to the dozens of people who offered to bake or made a donation in lieu of baking.

Thanks again to the vendors, individuals and businesses that donated an item to our raffle.

Finally, our sincere thanks goes to the volunteers who worked long and hard on the day of the event and to the members of the planning committee.

Barbara Tuttle

LRGH Auxiliary

Fall Craft Fair Committee, Chairman

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:29

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