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Altrusa Festival of Trees a great success & we've people to thank

To The Daily Sun,

The Altrusa International Club of Meredith recently held our 18th annual Festival of Trees at the Waukewan Golf Club. Fifty-five dazzling trees were on display, decorated by area businesses, nonprofit organizations, clubs, community groups, individuals, and families. Forty of these beautiful trees were donated to local families distributed through area Christmas funds and other outreach organizations following the Festival! Friday, December 5th through Sunday, December 8th, the Festival was open to the public with increased numbers of families visiting the winter wonderland of trees. The Children's Event on Friday evening featured a reading of "The Christmas Magic" complete with surprise magician for the enjoyment of the children and their families.

Our annual Festival event depends on community support from individuals, local businesses, and visitors. Without that support, we would be unable to make Christmas special for the 40 families who received a Festival tree this year. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund, the Moultonborough Santa Fund, area food pantries, and many other Altrusa initiatives throughout the year.

Our sincere thanks to the Hale family for the use of the facilities at the Waukewan Golf Club, to our terrific local press coverage, to our many tree sponsors, to those who donated decorated trees and items for the silent and live auction and raffle baskets, to volunteer auctioneer Paul "P.K." Zyla, to the exceptional holiday fare from local restaurants and individuals, and to the artists who provided specialty items to the Noel Shoppe. We are grateful for the outpouring of caring and kindness from our community.

The Altrusa Club of Meredith, Leaders in Service, is proud to be part of such an outstanding community. See you next year!

The Altrusa International Club of Meredith

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:31

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Not one group, biz or town has come out in favor of Wild Meadows

To The Daily Sun,

Iberdrola is in the process of applying for an application to build the Wild Meadows Wind Project in Alexandria and Danbury in the Newfound Lake, Mount Cardigan area. When they first announced their intentions in September of 2012 they came to these towns to talk about the project. At those meetings they said that they were good neighbors but if the host towns did not want them to build they would not. Mr. Ed Cherian, the spokesman for this project, said that loudly and publicly.

Since those initial meetings both towns have had elections and the results are very clear. The towns have voted that they do not want this large wind project in their backyards. In fact the whole Newfound/Cardigan area has spoken loudly and the opposition to this project is widespread and profound. Not one group, business or municipality has come out in favor of Wild Meadows. In fact many of the towns around the host towns are planning to become legal interveners to the project. There has never been so much overwhelming opposition to a wind project in our state.

This is an open letter to Iberdrola to respond to what they said they would do, not move forward with this project if it is not wanted. Not holding true to their word at this early juncture is a scary proposition for the future dealings with this company. I, and many others would like them to publicly respond in this newspaper. Lets see what they have to say. If you do not see a response to this open letter that will just continue to show how this company is not being truthful and is not a neighbor we want!

Gene Bank

Newfound Lake area

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:26

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Idiot joggers need to saty out of the middle of the roadways

To The Daily Sun,

Ever since we moved back to Tilton in 1991, I've been driving the same route to my job in the O'Shea Industrial Park every morning, around 6:30. Seven miles, 17 minutes, give or take. Over all that time I've seen all sorts of critters in the road, mostly dead ones, or ones that are soon to be. Skunks, squirrels, unfortunate cats and the occasional immigrant possum. One time I had to stop for a bull moose standing in the middle of Court Street in front of Murphy's Citgo. In the winter, the city streets can be very dark, narrow and icy, not a good place for any animal to wander on. Most of them are cozy in their den somewhere, safely snoozing away until spring.
Except for one. Neither snow, narrow ice covered streets, nor dark of night will deter the idiot jogger from prancing down the middle of the road, oblivious to the world. Like the moose, they expect you to get out of their way without any further thought. One morning some years ago, a jogger wearing headphones was killed on North Main Street, hit by a guy on his way to work. The driver suffered from distress for a long time after that but no charges were filed because the jogger had placed himself in harm's way by being in the middle of the road.
So if you happen to know one of these critters who roam the dark, narrow and icy streets, encourage them to take a lesson from their roadkill cousins and sleep in until spring. Whatever health benefits they imagine that they are getting are far outweighed by their fool hardy desire to run in front of my big truck. Alan Moon


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:22

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Meredith fireworks on New Years Eve were absolutely incredible

To The Daily Sun,

We just wanted to say how much we appreciate the fireworks in Meredith on New Year's Eve. They are absolutely incredible and we look forward to them every year!

Marc & Karin Nelson

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:19

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Thank you! Working together we make a difference in childrens' lives

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the Children's Foundation I would like to thank everyone who adopted a family or took tags from one of our Christmas trees at the following places, Wal-Mart, Fratello''s, Sacred Heart Church, and St. Joseph's Church. I also want to thank the Gilford Village Nursery School, John and Cheryl Barton and the Lakes Region Corvette Club, the thoughtful ladies who made hats and mittens, dropped off items and clothing for the teenagers, and all the wonderful people who dropped off donations to make this years Christmas Angel Program successful. This year we provided over 700 children in the Lakes Region with clothing and personal hygiene items. We couldn't have done it without your help and generosity.

A big "Thank you" goes out to all the volunteers who supported and worked the Christmas Angel Program. I can't thank you enough for all your efforts in helping local families and their children, so they could have a Merry Christmas.

We are truly blessed to live in the Lakes Region, where the people are generous, caring, and willing to help us provide children with the necessities.

By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of children in our community.

Sue Page

St. Vincent de Paul Children's Foundation


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:15

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