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Dancing with the Plymouth Community Stars fundraiser for Voices Against Violence April 17

PLYMOUTH — Voices Against Violence is sponsoring the 2015 edition of Dancing with the Community Stars Plymouth on April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Plymouth Regional High School auditorium.

Dancing with the Plymouth Community Stars is a major fundraiser for Voices Against Violence, and provides a good opportunity to let the public know about the critical services Voices provides in its mission to eliminate violence from our community. This fun fundraiser is a wonderful TGIF, pairing professional dancers with talented (and courageous) volunteer dancers.

The seven 2015 teams are: Professional Kristen Jones, founder of this spectacular fundraiser, dancing with William Van Bennekum; professional Amanda Whitworth, dancing with Sean Smarz; professional Kayla Roper dancing with Stephen Lathrop; professional Ann McClellan dancing with Jeff Furlone; professional Chris Dunstan, dancing with Kelly Legacy; professional Evan Grande dancing with Judy Smith; and professional Jake Pleadwell dancing with Katelyn Albiston.

There will be additional performances from other local dance groups including White Mountain Jazzercise, Plymouth Regional High School Dance Team and more.

There are two ways a dance pair can win. The couple that raises the most money for Voices by soliciting votes at $1/vote, both before and during the show, will be named the DWTS 2015 champion. The coveted Judges' Award will be presented to the couple earning the highest score from the judges.

Tickets are on sale for $12 per person at M & M Scoops, the UPS Store and the Voices Against Violence Office, all on Main Street in Plymouth. Tickets will also be available at the door if the event is not sold out in advance.

"This is the fourth year Voices has hosted this event, and we believe that dancing to benefit others has become a very popular tradition in the Plymouth community," says Voices President Patricia Rella. All proceeds from ticket sales, vote sales and snack sales will benefit Voices Against Violence.

Voices Against Violence is a crisis services agency located in Plymouth. It provides information and support to victims and survivors, their family and friends, community members, and professionals on issues including domestic violence, children who witness domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. Voices is Southern Grafton County's resource for the most updated information, state and federal guidelines and best practices around these issues; while providing services to people in 17 towns, and maintaining a confidential shelter. There is no charge for any of our services.

Information about Voices Against Violence is online at voicesagainstviolence.net.

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Egg hunt in Danbury on April 4

DANBURY — An Easter egg hunt and breakfast will be held at the Danbury Community Center, 15 High Street, on Saturday, April 4 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Pancakes, juice and sausage will be served with real maple syrup.  The egg hunt will follow with three age groups with a special gift in one of the eggs. Cost is $5 per family. 

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Young organist performing at Congregational Church on Friday

LACONIA -- A young church organist will perform at Friday's noontime organ recital at the Congregational Church of Laconia in Veterans Square.
The recital, by Richard Gress, is scheduled to start at noon, and is open to the general public free of charge.

Gress, a homeschooled senior, has been a pipe organ student for seven years, and has been playing the
piano since age 4½. He has held a position as interim organist at Trinity Anglican Pro-Cathedral
in Rochester, and is currently the Music Scholar at Christ Episcopal Church, Exeter, NH, under his
teacher Bruce Adami.

In college, Gress will pursue a degree in pipe organ performance. As an organist, his accomplishments include being awarded first prize in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts/Salem College/Winston-Salem AGO High School Competition, second prize in the L. Cameron Johnson competition, attendance of pipe organ summer academies at Oberlin Conservatory and The Eastman School of Music, and performance appearances in various recitals and concerts, including the Summer Concert Series at Trinity Church in York Harbor, Maine.

In his spare time Gress loves cinema, bicycling, writing, and reading literature.

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LRGHealthcare Celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


LACONIA — March kicks off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a national movement to increase awareness about colorectal cancer. LRGHealthcare celebrates this month by taking the opportunity to remind the community that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable.

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Each year, nearly 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, many of these cancers and deaths could be prevented by increasing prevention efforts and increasing the use of recommended screenings.

Colorectal cancer is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through the use of screening tests, yet nearly half of all Americans are not getting the recommended screenings they need. Many deaths expected from colorectal cancer this year could be avoided with wider use of proven screening tests. When treated early, colon cancer is up to 90% curable.

LRGHealthcare recommends that you to talk to your provider about your options for getting screened. Free screenings are now available through the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program to qualified individuals in NH. If you are due for a follow-up colonoscopy or if it is time to have your first, that cost could be paid under this program.

If you do not have a health care provider, LRGHealthcare can help; call Healthlink at 527-7171.


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