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Lakes Region Community Services annual meeting on April 9 to feature documentary filmmaker

LACONIA —  Lakes Region Community Services announces its 2015 Annual Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia- an event that marks 40 years of community service (1975-2015). The celebration features a presentation by award-winning documentary filmmaker Dan Habib of the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability speaking on 'Creating a Culture of Inclusion.'

Following a 4:30 pm reception, the program will begin with recognition and appreciation of long term community partners. "Partnering with our communities has always been essential to our work. Inclusion of vulnerable citizens – children, families, individuals and elders can't be sustained by a single person or single organization – it takes a community effort. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with the community and thanking those who have been with us in this mission over the long term as well as welcoming new friends," commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director.

At 5:30 pm, Dan Habib, creator of the award winning films Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey, Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories and many other films on disability-related topics will take center-stage. Habib has screened his films hundreds of times at conferences, universities and independent theaters across the country and internationally.

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib will share how inclusive education is preparing Samuel for an adult life of community inclusion, as well as the powerful impact inclusion has on people without disabilities. In 2013, Habib delivered a highly acclaimed TEDx talk titled "Disabling Segregation" on the benefits of inclusion to students without disabilities.

"We are so pleased to have Dan Habib speak at the LRCS 40th. He is recognized throughout the world for his work communicating about inclusion for people with disabilities. We also want to thank Devine Millimet Attorneys at Law for their generous sponsorship of Dan's presentation," stated Santaniello.

Seating is limited. Guests are asked to RSVP by April 3 to Judy Maguire at 603-581-1504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about the program, contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-524-8811or visit www.lrcs.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 10:00

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Indoor yard sale planned at Gilford Youth Center

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center will be hosting an indoor community yard sale on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is an opportunity to buy and sell new and used merchandise, clothing, and collectibles. Admission to the event is free. Sellers are wanted, and it is only $15 to reserve a table/space.

To reserve a table, or to learn more about the event, visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com, or by calling 524-6978. Deadline to reserve a table is Wednesday, April 15.

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Princess Tea with Anna & Elsa at Black Swan Inn

TILTON — On Sunday, March 29 Elsa and Anna will be hosting a Princess Tea at the Black Swan Inn.
The Black Swan Inn has been holding these Princess Teas for two years in a row and the young girls come from all over the state and even Massachusetts to have a formal tea with a variety of princesses. Elsa and Anna are currently the most popular princesses around and will be in attendance. The formal tea also includes time for photos, games, and a complementary gift bag.
Seating is limited so please call 603-286-4524 to make a reservation.

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Gilford Rotary’s speech contest taking place Wednesday

GILFORD — The Gilford Rotary Club's 4Way Speech Contest will take place Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Gilford High School.

This is the second year the club has sponsored the contest which organizers hope to make an annual event.

Students' speeches need to be about what the Rotary 4 Way Test -- Is it the truth? Is it fair? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial? -- means to them.

The 4 Way test, considered one of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics, was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

Students participating in the contest will have the opportunity to advance in District, Regional and National competition.

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