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Annual 4-H Jubilee recognizing members

LACONIA — More than 50 4-H members and leaders were recently recognized for their contributions to the Belknap County 4-H Program at the Annual 4-H Jubilee.

Over 100 attendees enjoyed the special ambiance of the Historic Belknap Mill while dining on Turkey Pies donated by Hart's Turkey Farm in Meredith as well as a plethora of pot luck side dishes and desserts.

Cheyenne Longley of Northfield was the winner of the 2013 Governor's Trophy at the Belknap County 4-H Fair served as mistress of ceremonies. Some of the highlights of the evening included: 4-H members, leaders and volunteers were recognized for their contributions for not only this past year but some for up to 25 years of service; over 45 Best of Show awards to 4-H members from their entries at the fair, a traditional Nepalese dance demonstration by 4-H member Anjana Dulal of Laconia, 2013 4-H Leader of the Year to Carolee Longley of Northfield, 2013 Friend of 4-H Award to Mary Ellen Boudman of Laconia, I Dare You Leadership Award to Champa Dulal of Laconia, and The Bert Southwick Junior Achievement Award to Daisy Burns of Sanbornton.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:24

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Lisa Lovett will be auctioneer for 9th Annual Keep The Heat On fundraiser

PLYMOUTH — Thanks to Plymouth State University and Sodexo, spacious Prospect Hall will be the venue for the 9th annual Keep the Heat On fundraiser held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. First time auctioneer Lisa Lovett, the Executive Director of Little Church Theater, will be facilitating the auction.

The need for fuel assistance increases every year, and this winter promises to be no different. The Plymouth Area Community Closet (PACC) has already provided $7,500 in fuel assistance to families in 15 area towns this season. The neighbors that are helped by the PACC funds include many are older folks, some on Social Security, some not yet eligible, some young families and single moms. Individuals assisted are proud people who own or rent their homes. PACC is only assists people with home heating fuel.

Among the items available to the highest bidder will be a Nantucket Seaside Getaway for up to 4 people, a romantic stay for 2 at a Westin hotel in the winners choice of Boston or New York, and an exquisite queen-size quilt, handmade by the Heartfelt Quilters Guild. For the wine connoisseur, KTHO Committee members are again contributing a mixed case of wines.

Every year, the KTHO committee is overwhelmed by the generosity of local restaurants' menu contributions, and anticipate that they will outdo themselves again this year. A line-up of restaurateurs who will provide appetizers, soup and salad, a varied dinner buffet, and a selection of desserts will be available shortly.

Tickets to KTHO are $35 each will be available starting in early December only at Chase Street Market on Main Street in Plymouth, and will be limited again this year. Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats (PAD) partnered with PACC in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:17

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Cantin Chevrolet donates new Sonic to Lakes Region Community College’s Automotive Service program

 Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GM-ASEP) Department Chair, Michael Parke, right, receives the keys to a new Chevrolet Sonic from Tom Cantin , center, at Cantin's Chevrolet on Union Avenue in Laconia. Parker got the new vehicle through GM and will be using it in LRCC's world renowned GM-ASEP program. On the left is Cantin Chevrolet Service Manager, Steve Hurst. "It is magnificent to have the incredible support of dealers, GM, and the public in LRCC's ventures," says Professor Parker, a long-term LRCC automotive instructor and GM technician. "Cantin's Chevrolet has been one of our strongest supporters in New England." (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:11

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Gordon Nash Library Hosting session on Obamacare

NEW HAMPTON — Those who have questions about the Affordable Care Act and need health insurance should not miss the next informational meeting at the Gordon-Nash Library on November 19 at 6:30. A very informed navigator from Mid-State Health Center will be at the meeting to answer questions and to set up appointments to guide people through the process.

The Gordon-Nash Library is having a Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  People can stop by and order any number (the more the merrier!) of frozen cookie doughs including  Snickerdoodle (lovely cinnamon), Chunky Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin (the "healthy choice"), White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal, Triple Chocolate, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Lemon Drop

The frozen cookie dough is shipped directly to your home. The Cookie Dough fundraiser will end on November 22.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:08

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