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Maundy thursday service at gilford community church

GILFORD — There will be a Maundy Thursday service at the Gilford Community Church on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Rev. Michael C. Graham will lead the service of worship and the Gilford Community Church Chancel Choir and the Wesley Choir from the First United Methodist Church in Gilford will sing. A woodwind quartet will perform.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 06:36

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‘Making Sense of Financial Information’ workshop offered by SCORE Lakes Region on April 14

LACONIA — SCORE Lakes Region will offer a workshop "Making Sense of Financial Information", sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, on April 14 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Building in the upstairs conference room, 383 South Main Street, Laconia.

Registration and networking will take place from 5-5:30 p.m. Tuition is $30 per person. Checks will be accepted at the door or they may be sent to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Register online at: http://lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops.

Discussion topics during this session include;
• Cash management;
• Application of breakeven analysis to making business decisions;
• Basic financial ratios;
• Tracking progress in your business.

Registration is required. Seating will be limited to the first 15 registrants.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 08:50

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Franklin, LRGHealthcare mark 5 years of collaborative Drug Task Force

FRANKLIN — A partnership between LRGHealthcare and the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force was recently celebrated for five years of collaboration on drug and alcohol prevention efforts in the Franklin community.

In 2009, Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield brought together a group of stakeholders and citizens in Franklin to focus attention on a growing problem, drug and alcohol abuse. It had been recently publicized that more N.H. citizens were dying of drug overdoses than automobile accidents. This was the call to action, and LRGHealthcare volunteered to share in the work of a community wide prevention effort that has become known as the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force.

This community coalition is comprised of volunteers from all sectors of the community from business to schools, faith based organizations, fraternal and civic groups, healthcare, and more and they are focused on building a strong coalition and reducing substance misuse. A federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant was acquired in 2010 to help support the work of the new coalition and benefitted the community for five years. Recently, the coalition applied for a second DFC grant to hopefully be awarded to support another five years of work.

Grant funds aside, organizations such as LRGHealthcare are stepping up to support this community effort. Melissa Lee, community health educator with LRGHealthcare has served as chairperson for the Task Force since its inception and supports the coalition with leadership, education and outreach, and implementation of community prevention strategies. Dr. Paul Racicot, an Emergency Department physician with LRGHealthcare, has also been an important link to learning about trends in the local emergency scene as well as a regional expert who has brought education to the coalition and community on substance misuse and treatment. These examples are just a sampling of the many collaborative efforts between the two organizations helping to prevent substance misuse in the Three Rivers community.

For more information, please contact the Education Department at Franklin Regional Hospital at 934-2060 ext. 8369, or visit www.franklinnh.org and click on "Drug Task Force".

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 08:47

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Quartet from Concord Music School performing at Taylor Community April 12

LACONIA — The next program in the Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, is scheduled for Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. The event, which is free and open to the public, is generously being sponsored by Saundra and Nixon Bicknell.

The concert features a piano quartet from Concord Community Music School comprised of pianist Abigail Charbeneau; violinist Bozena O'Brien; cellist Gary Hodges and Rodger Ellsworth, viola. These professional and talented performers will play compositions by Loeillet de Gant and Brahms.

Taylor Community is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the highest quality retirement living options to support the independence, health and dignity of community residents. Visit www.taylorcommunity.org, or call 524-5600 for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 08:33

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