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Reflections of Fifty Years:
A Treasure Filled with Treasures
After much hard work, planning and a major renovation of the lower level of the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice building, The Renaissance Shoppe opened in 2004!
But how did it get started?
Joanne Hughes (Shoppe Co-Founder) had moved to New London from New Jersey in 2003 and was eager to develop a high quality re-sale shop that would beneﬁt a local non-proﬁt organization, something she did for a hospital in New Jersey and was passionate about continuing.
Soon after her arrival to our community, fate stepped in when Joanne met Michele Holton (Shoppe Co-Founder), a local real estate professional and avid supporter of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, including Chair of the Board at the time.
Joanne shared her vision, Michele was a fan...and the rest is history...the Shoppe has raised more than $2 million in support of home care and hospice services!