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Ebooks now accessible at Year-Round Library

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library is now offering access to Ebooks. Librarian Tasha LeRoux Stetson tells patrons: "If you already have a library card all you need to do is make a quick stop at gyrla.org and follow the link to start your search For any questions regarding your account information please call 603-364-2400 and we will be happy to assist you."

Over the past years the Library has received numerous requests from patrons to add e-book service to the library. Tasha continues: "After we did the initial research we were sad to have to say no but the cost was too high for our budget. Each year we have revisited this idea and when we received information stating we were one of the only towns in the entire state not offering this service, we knew we had to make a change.

'It is our belief the residents of Gilmanton NH are equally as deserving as the rest of New Hampshire's residents. Seeing we were below the curve again pushed us to find a way to make it happen. Through generous and continued donations we were able make this small dream a reality.

'It gives us great pleasure to be able to bridge the gaps, offer access and create equal opportunities for the citizens of this town. So, stop on by and try out this new service. No Kindle at home? Did you know you can read an ebook on your phone too? Let us show you how "

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:06

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Altrusa’s 25th Taste of Lakes Region set to take place on March 22

MEREDITH — In spring of 1990, Laconia Altrusa held the first Taste of the Lakes Region; providing the community an opportunity to "taste" specialty offerings from local restaurants. It was also a fundraiser for the local club, become the major fundraiser for the year. It was an immediate success, and this March 22, Laconia Altrusa will hold the 25th Taste of the Lakes Region at Church Landing in Meredith.

Over the years The "Taste" has been held at a variety of Lakes Region venues, beginning at Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. Other years it was held at The Margate, Gunstock, The Opechee Inn and Church Landing in Meredith.

During this 25 year time period over $175,000 has been raised and given back to the community in a variety of forms. Scholarship monies have been given to students pursuing an education in Health Care, Education, Business and Athletics have been given annually to Lakes Region students. Camp Win-She-Blow in Gilford received funding for summer campers along with Adopt-A-Spot in Laconia. Belknap County Nursing Home has received funding for special activities and events for residents.

Altrusa International has focused on promoting Literacy for all ages and Laconia Altrusa has promoted literacy in the Lakes Region a major priority. The Laconia club has provided literature packages for newborns at LRGH for many years as well as providing reading materials for the Elder Care Unit. The club sponsored a Literacy Day in Laconia last spring ; giving bags of free books to children at the elementary level.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for this year's event. A variety of appetizers, main entres, and desserts will be featured. There will be a cash bar available so no one under 21 will be admitted. Tickets are $25 per person and are sold at Hectors of Laconia, Hart's Turkey Farm in Laconia and Coldwell Banker in Laconia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:56

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Meredith selectman candidates to appear at forum March 5

MEREDITH — A Meredith Select Board Candidates forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th starting promptly at 6 pm and ending at 7:30 pm. It will be held at the Meredith Community Center in Room B at One Circle Drive.
There are eight candidates vying for two seats on the board of selectmen.
The forum, is coordinated by the Lakes Region Democrats, will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, a non-partisan political organization dedicated to a more informed voting public.
The forum provides an opportunity for Meredith voters to meet and learn more about each candidate's positions and where they differ. It is also an opportunity for residents to share their concerns about the community with the candidates.
Please mark your calendars for March 5th and plan on attending.
Be informed so you are ready to vote on Election Day Tuesday, March 10.
For more information contact Liz Tentarelli Co-President of the Leagues of Women Voters at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 763-9296

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:50

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Bank donates $32,500 to support home owership education

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank has made a gift of $32,500 to NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire. The funding supports homeownership education, counseling and coaching services offered by NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire.

"We are very excited to begin working with our new partners at Meredith Village Savings Bank," said Paul McLaughlin, HomeOwnership Manager for NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire. "The Bank's staff is committed, passionate and knowledgeable. We appreciate their generosity in helping to ensure the availability of free homeownership education services in the state."

"Buying a home can be a complicated process, involving many players - so being educated about each step in the process and assembling a team of experts and resources you trust can help you make well-informed decisions along the way," said Carol Bickford, SVP Retail Lending Officer for Meredith Village Savings Bank. "The HOMEteam's classes and counseling services are an excellent resource for consumers at all stages of the home buying process, and we are proud to join them in their efforts to provide expanded homebuyer education programs across New Hampshire."

All of NeighborWorks® New Hampshire's pre-purchase and post-purchase home ownership and financial literacy education services are delivered through HOMEteam, a collaboration with CATCH Neighborhood Housing and Laconia Area Community Land Trust to provide a seamless delivery of a comprehensive menu of homeownership services. The collaboration allow residents to take advantage of a series of free educational workshops and one-on-one counseling related to housing, such as navigating the mortgage process for first time home buyers, saving for the purchase of a home, and preserving and protecting an investment in a home, in a number of New Hampshire communities.

For more information about our full menu of course and counseling offerings, visit www.nwsnh.org or www.hometeamnh.org or call 866.701.9097.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:40

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