LACONIA — Does the thought of frigid weather and being cooped up inside on the days and months ahead sound discouraging? Avoid cabin fever this winter and join the great team of volunteers at LRGHealthcare. We invite you to make a difference in the lives of local patients while enriching your own life.
The Volunteer Program at LRGHealthcare consists of over 200 community members who serve at Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital, as well as Healthlink, Hillside, the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center, and other locations.
Volunteering has many proven benefits. Did you know that people who volunteer on a regular basis live longer and healthier lives? As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to create new, lasting friendships and will also have something very rewarding to do every week.
By volunteering at LRGHealthcare you might be the first face an anxious patient sees as they walk into the hospital -- alleviating some of their stress with your smile and kind words as you escort them to a test or procedure. You may assist a family member with their purchase of an uplifting gift for a loved one. Some volunteers are out in the field installing Lifeline systems in the homes of seniors, providing an important safety measure that allows them to stay in their homes while bringing peace of mind to their loved ones. If you know how to knit or sew join a group of volunteers every Monday who make comfort dolls and stuffed animals for children or seniors who could use a smile.
These are just a few of the opportunities the LRGHealthcare Volunteer Program has to offer. Shifts run as short as 3 hours a week. We will work with you to find the right position and the best hours to fit your schedule. Are you a Mom whose kids are in school all day? If so we can work with your schedule too.
Call today to set up an appointment to talk with Darcy Peary (737-6720) or Sandy Marshall (527-2895) about the various volunteer positions and this very fulfilling and rewarding opportunity.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:58
BRISTOL — Auditions will be held for the Annual School and Community Musical at Newfound.
This year's presentation of Once on This Island will be held on April 17 and 18. Auditions will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 3 pm for elementary students, 4:30 for middle school students, and 5:30 for high school and adult community members. All auditions are held on the stage at Newfound Regional High School.
For more information, contact Steph Wiencek at 744-6006, ext 125.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:46
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a seven-week pick-up curling program for adults on Thursday evenings. The program will be held at the Arthur A. Tilton Ice Rink from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. through February 26. Curling is the sport of "sliding stones" down the ice in an attempt to get your "stones" closer to the target than your opponent. Although this activity is held on the ice, participants do not wear ice skates. Participants should dress to be outside and should wear sneakers or boots. Cost for this program is $2 per evening and participants can register at the start of the program.
The department is also sponsoring a series of snowshoe hikes for any adults looking for fresh air, fun and exercise on Tuesday mornings this winter. Participants will meet in the Gilford Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. prior to each hike. The schedule of upcoming hikes includes, January 20 at Bolduc Park in Gilford, January 27 at Ahern State Park in Laconia and February 3 at Weeks Woods in Gilford.
If you are in need of snowshoes, we do have a limited supply available for each hike at a nominal fee. First time snowshoeing? let us know and you can rent them for free! They may be reserved one hike in advance on a first come basis by calling the Parks and Rec office. All interested participants must RSVP at least one day prior to each hike. The cost of the hikes is $1 per person, per hike and snowshoe rentals are $4 per hike.
For more information or to RSVP, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:43
PLYMOUTH — Former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch will be honored by Plymouth State University with the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award, January 27, at 6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. His friend, Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, will serve as event speaker and special guest.
The award is named in memory of America's late poet laureate, Robert Frost, who taught at Plymouth Normal School early in the twentieth century. Plymouth State University's Alumni Association created the award in 1970 to recognize those individuals whose service to the people of New England best exemplifies Robert Frost's values of individuality, hard work, humanitarianism, and devotion to the country "North of Boston." At Governor Lynch's request, proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for deserving New Hampshire students through PSU's Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.
"Both Governor Lynch and Mr. Lucchino perfectly reflect Robert Frost's values," commented PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. "We anticipate a memorable evening celebrating accomplishments that reflect individuality, hard work, and humanitarianism."
Gene Martin '09, chair of the PSU Alumni Association Board, added, "As Governor from 2005 to 2013, John Lynch focused on education. That he requested the proceeds from this event be used for scholarships for New Hampshire students further reinforces his long-standing commitment to the bright future of our great state through our young people, and Plymouth State's role in it."
Alumni Relations Director Rodney Ekstrom '09G noted, "Governor Lynch's character and accomplishments make him a worthy role model for all Plymouth State students and alumni. Larry Lucchino's incredible career and hard work toward the common good will make this event particularly motivational for our alumni and guests."
Lucchino has been president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox since 2001,and had extensive professional sports experience prior to joining the team. Lucchino served as President/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles, and later, the San Diego Padres, before assuming leadership of the Red Sox.
More than 400 citizens from all corners of the state are expected to attend the dinner on January 27. According to Steen, "The positive response to this effort to honor Governor Lynch has come from all segments of New Hampshire, including many generous businesses and sponsors. It's a powerful reflection of the universal, bi-partisan respect for John's work and his lifelong commitment to the state. All are invited to join the celebration."
For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, visit http://go.plymouth.edu/rfcaa.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:15
- Artists sought for Meredith Sculpture Walk
- Books & Blooms show at Gordon-Nash Library Jan. 24
- Application deadline is Jan. 29 for N.H. Electric Cooperative Board
- Moultonborough Lions trained for Operation KidSight
- Line dancing class offered by Laconia Adult Education
- Enrichment courses offered in Laconia