MANCHESTER — "Team Police" and "Team Fire" have been selected for the 8th annual CHaD Battle of the Badges
Hockey Championship. This event, to be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday, April 11, benefits the
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).
Representatives of police and fire departments from communities around New Hampshire and Vermont will bring their hockey skills to the ice in this exciting game of good vs. good. Plymouth Police Officer, Derek Newcomb, will join this year's battle and Wolfeboro Firefighter, Evan Turcotte, will play on Team Fire.
Team Fire will be led by player/coach Lieutenant Micky Drouin of the Dover Fire & Rescue and Team Police will be
coached by Lieutenant Pete Favreau of the NH Attorney General's Office and captained by Chris Plummer of the Dover Police Department. All three have played a lead role in the game since 2008.
Players dedicate themselves to several practices and a featured game in front of thousands of dedicated fans. Team
members pledge to raise $1,500 each to demonstrate their passion and support for CHaD's mission to serve the region's children. CHaD helps players connect with the cause behind the game by pairing them with "CHaD Buddies," young CHaD patients who serve as special guests at the game.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:25
MEREDITH — In the midst of winter the Meredith Parks & Recreation Department is holding a Family Movie Night on Saturday February 21 at The Meredith Community Center. Doors will open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7 pm. The movie is free and concessions such as popcorn, drinks, candy bars, chips etc. will be sold. We are planning on showing Boxtrolls as it is released a few days prior to this event.
With the huge blow up movie screen and surround sound – it feels like being in the theatre but better because you can bring blankets, chairs, sleeping bags and even come in your jammies with friends and family.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:18
FRANKLIN — The Board of Directors of Franklin VNA & Hospice has announced the retirement of its current Executive Director, Jane White. Mrs. White has been the Director of the agency since January 2012 and her last day in that position will be February 27.
Jane came to Franklin VNA & Hospice in 2008 to help the prior, Executive Director, Carol Plumb, with staffing. She worked as a staff nurse, then transitioned to Education/Special Projects in 2009, and then Executive Director in 2012.
She arrived with prior home care experience, including as an Executive Director, hospital based staff and community education, and as a Professor of Nursing in the community college system. Jane has been a Registered Nurse for 40 years, having received her BSN from Rhode Island College and a Master's Degree in Education: Health Education and Wellness Management from Plymouth State University.
"I'm probably the only person to accept a position and give my retirement notice at the same time. My husband and I want to enjoy the "go-go" years and the "slow-go" years before we get to the "no-go" years."
White says "We've really built a strong group of professionals who are able to work together as a productive team and we are dedicated to providing quality care to this community, as is our mission. I knew I could help to transition this agency in light of the recent changes in home health care. I am pleased to have been a part of this dedicated organization."
Under her leadership, and with the help of the Board of Directors, the agency has become one of the most financially stable small non-profit VNAs in the state during a time of repeated government cutbacks on home health payments. Sally Jones, president of the board, says "Jane has done a great job here. She has always been professional, dedicated, hard-working and a great people manager. She will definitely be missed by both staff and members of the Board."
Franklin VNA & Hospice is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1945 to serve the home health care needs of the community. Services offered include skilled medical and non-medical home health and hospice care to residents of Andover, Belmont, Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin, Hill, Northfield, Sanbornton, Salisbury, Tilton, Webster and surrounding towns, as requested.
For more information, call Franklin VNA & Hospice at (603) 934-3454.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:11
LACONIA — Join the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society on Saturday, February 21 for Super Bingo, a high stakes bingo game, and take a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes. Doors open at 3:00 pm at the Funspot Bingo Hall, Rte. 3, Weirs Beach.
The Super Bingo Game offers your choice of a $25 12-card package, $30 18-card package for the session (6:45-9:15 pm). You may also rent a Bingo computer for just $6 per day, play e-cards, paper cards or both to increase your chances of winning. Players are allowed to buy a maximum of 54 faces on an electronic video bingo device and are limited to one unit per person.
The evening will include 12 games paying an estimated $320 each and three "Winner Takes All" games that may award up to $1,600. The "Carryover Coverall" game is guaranteed to pay $2,000. All prizes are based on attendance.
Other cash prizes can be won through pull-tab tickets sold at 50 cents each that pay from $10 to $499.
Doors open at 3:00 pm. Food and beverages are available for purchase in the Bingo Hall and is catered by Jack's Snack Shack & Deli.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee, hosts bingo games at the Funspot Bingo Hall every Saturday evening. Sample bingo programs and information on bingo gift certificates are available by visiting their website at www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org and clicking on the "Bingo" tab.
Proceeds of these games support the LWHS mission to preserve the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee, specifically its Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, located on Route 3 in the Weirs, next door to the Funspot Bingo Hall. The museum is open seasonally, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; admission is free. For further information, call 603-366-5950, or visit www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:08
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