Altrusa Club’s First “Upscale Resale” Event a Big Success

Upscale Resale 1On a warm and gentle September evening that felt more like summer than fall, many women gathered in a lovely home on the quiet shores of Lake Winnipesaukee for a special “Ladies’ Night Out,” where they enjoyed not only wonderful wine, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation, but also a chance to support a local non-profit while finding great bargains on gently used designer handbags and jewelry.

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Altrusa of Meredith to Host First “Upscale Resale” Event

Upscale ResaleAttention Ladies: what could be better than a girls’ night out that includes fine wine, delicious food, fabulous views, and bargain shopping? Next Thursday, you can enjoy all this while also supporting a great cause, as one of our local non-profit organizations will be throwing a party unlike any other—its first ever Upscale Resale event overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee! Continue reading

Summer Events to Celebrate the Loon in New Hampshire

LoonWithChickThere is nothing like the haunting call of a loon on a quiet night—it is an unmistakable, soothing sound of summer in the Lakes Region. Here in New Hampshire, loons are treasured as an integral part of lake life, and folks all around the state are working together to monitor, protect, and celebrate this beautiful and endangered animal. Continue reading

King Pine Hosting Ski-A-Thon for Sammy this Weekend

king pine skiingWe have snow in New Hampshire! And along with snow comes classic winter activities, including skiing at some wonderful resorts in the Lakes Region. This weekend, King Pine Ski Area is taking it to the next level with a fundraising ski challenge for a great cause.

Starting tonight, January 9th at 9pm and going through Saturday the 10th, King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort in East Madison is sponsoring the second Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon. The Ski-A-Thon will benefit one of King Pine’s own, Sammy Gillard, a little girl with Rett Syndrome. The event’s goal is to raise $45,000 to fund a wheelchair-accessible vehicle for Sammy. With this vehicle, Sammy’s family will be able to continue to travel with her and provide a much happier and fuller life. Continue reading

An Evening of Big Band Swing at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse!

freesebrothersPut on your dancing shoes and step back in time for an elegant evening reminiscent of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, as the Winnipesaukee Playhouse is transformed into a ballroom for a night of Big Band music, dancing, and delectable refreshments to benefit a local charitable causes. Continue reading

The First Meredith ‘Rafting for Wishes’ Event a Big Success!

Rafts2On July 31st, eight teams took to the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee for a noble cause. Two days later they returned having far exceeded their goals, and in the process, experienced an outpouring of community support that kept them going through the trials of staying on a raft for 44 hours in bright sun, dark nights, and pouring rain—to make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children in New Hampshire.

The “Rafting for Wishes” event took place on Meredith Bay over 3 days, from July 31st to August 2nd, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire. Teams of about 15 people each stayed on life rafts “relay-style” for 44 continuous hours. “The rafting event was fantastic!” says Michelle Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Mill Falls at the Lake. The raft team from Mill Falls raised $6,494 for Make-A-Wish, over $2,000 more than their original goal of $4,400. The entire event brought in over $70,000 for Wish Kids in New Hampshire, surpassing the $44,000 target. Continue reading

Mill Falls Team “Rafting for Wishes” to Benefit Make-A-Wish

raft-guysIn keeping with their mission and history of community service and philanthropy, the folks at Mill Falls at the Lake will be teaming up to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening conditions. 21 Mill Falls associates have accepted the challenge of crewing a life raft for 44 hours, and are well on their way to reaching their fundraising goal for this event, happening for the first time on Lake Winnipesaukee this year.

Rafting for Wishes” will take place July 31st – August 2nd, 2013 in Meredith Bay, right near Town Docks and the Inn at Bay Point, where 10 teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights—for themselves as well as their Wish Buddies. Each team, including Mill Falls and The Common Man Family, will have at least one team member on the raft at all times during the 44-Hour Endurance Challenge. Each team is also aiming to raise a minimum of $100 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every hour that they on the water. Continue reading

3rd Annual Meredith Village Art Walk to Benefit NH Humane Society

As winter sets in all around New England, we begin to turn our thoughts toward pursuing creative indoor endeavors, gathering with loved ones, and helping those less fortunate than ourselves. December is a time of great giving, within our families as well as our communities. In this spirit of grace, the art galleries of Meredith are once again opening their doors and their hearts for a special night of beautiful art, music, delicious food, and generous fundraising for their annual “Food for the Soul” Art Walk.

Next Thursday evening, December 13th, six galleries in Meredith will participate in the third annual Meredith Village Art Walk, themed “Food for the Soul,” to benefit the New Hampshire Humane Society, the largest area animal welfare agency. Last year’s Art Walk brought in many donations to the Meredith Emergency Food Pantry, and the event’s organizers are hoping their visitors are just as generous this year to help our animal friends. The event promises to be bigger and better than last year with the addition of several fine artisans and craftsmen, horse-drawn wagon rides, and live music. Continue reading

NH’s Common Man Restaurants Help with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

In keeping with a long tradition of community service, The Common Man Family of Restaurants has once again reached out to assist those in need—by offering direct help as well as raising funds through the generosity of its patrons—this time in the efforts to aid people and communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy last week.

Thousands are still without power in New York and New Jersey, and the recovery has been complicated by this week’s Nor’easter. However, as the relief effort continues, the folks at the Common Man have donated food to the Jersey Shore and are working hard to raise funds for the American Red Cross NH Chapter. The popular family of restaurants is running a program for customers who dine at any of their locations to be able to easily contribute to the relief funds. Continue reading

Meredith “Trick or Eat” Happening This Sunday!

Now here’s a twist on trick-or treating that has plenty of treats for grown-ups (and kids too)—live music, a historical walking tour, and samples of specialties from local restaurants, all in one event! It’s the very first Meredith Trick or Eat, the signature “fun”raiser to benefit some great community organizations in the Lakes Region.

Meredith Trick or Eat will take place this Sunday, October 28th from 2 – 5 pm in beautiful Meredith Village. The event is a collaboration between Better Together, the Meredith Pathway Committee, the Greater Meredith Program, and several local businesses. Members of the Meredith Village Pathways Committee will be dressed in period attire as they lead groups on a walking tour of Meredith and relate historical tidbits about the village at various stops along the way. Continue reading