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Barbara Normandin heads Franklin VNA & hospice

FRANKLIN — The Board of Directors of Franklin VNA & Hospice has chosen a new Executive Director,  Barbara Normandin, RN. Ms. Normandin has been an employee of the agency for several years as the Home Care Clinical Manager. She assumes the position of Executive Director of the agency upon the retirement of the current Director, Jane White, on February 27.

Ms. Normandin has over 20 years' experience in the Home Health industry, 13 plus years of management and supervisory experience and 10 years of clinical experience. She has been involved in a majority of initiatives and can already count some significant accomplishments. About taking over the director's position, Ms. Normandin 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 services to this community. It is this attitude on the part of the staff that will help me to make a smooth transition into this new role."

Franklin VNA & Hospice is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1945 to serve the Home Health care needs of the community. It provides home care services to Andover, Belmont, Franklin, Hill, Northfield, Sanbornton, Salisbury, Tilton, Webster and surrounding towns, as requested.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 07:08

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Lakes region tea party will hear presidential candidate dennis lynch

MOULTONBOROUGH — The next meeting of the Lakes Region Tea Party will be held Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library.

They will  be meeting a presidential candidate, Dennis Michael Lynch, who is an award-winning entrepreneur with a 25-year history of launching start-up companies and creating jobs. He has produced documentaries on illegal immigration and national security and often appears on Fox news, The Blaze, and conservative talk radio programs. The group will also be hearing from Michelle Sanborn from CARE, a local grassroots group, on the Right to Local Self-Governance, which she says is a pressing need in New Hampshire right now, as our municipal governments are unable to protect us from outside influences, as it is written in our NH state constitution, Article 10.
For more information contact Hal or Peggy Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 07:04

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St. Patrick’s Day event at Black Swan Inn on Tues.

TILTON — The Black Swan Inn once again will be hosting their 2nd Annual Patricks Day Fundraiser for the March of Dimes on Tuesday March 17th from 6 to 9 p.m.

This will be a fun filled evening with traditional corned beef sliders and sides along with a selection of complementary Irish beers and wine from local wineries.
Once again they will also be serving from Cocktail Creations delectable Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.

Local musician George Parker from Parker Sounds will be returning to entertain everyone with a selection of traditional Celtic guitar music.  Parker is a guitarist/DJ from New Hampshire and has been providing Classic
Guitar music from the White Mountains to New York City for over 20 years. Tickets are limited and are available by calling 603-286-4524

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 06:53

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Family violence prevention officers elected

LACONIA — The Belknap Family Violence Prevention Council met for its annual meeting March 6 at the Laconia Police Department. New Officers were elected: Erica Brough, Chair, Elizabeth Newell, Vice-Chair, and Eliza Phinney, Secretary. Members come from organizations including Lakes Region Child Care Services, Laconia District Court, New Beginnings, Laconia Police Department, Catholic Charities NH, Lakes Region Child Advocacy Center, Genesis Behavioral Health, DCYF and Lakes Region Community Services.

The Family Violence Prevention Council was founded in 2003 as part of regional councils around the State of NH. It remains as one of the two councils still active in the State. To further its mission to promote safe and violence-free living environments for children and families throughout Belknap County through education and awareness activities, and advocacy and treatment interventions, Kitty Kiefer will speak at the Tuesday, April 7 meeting about New Beginnings' efforts to address Domestic Violence during April, Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at a variety of locations. People interested in attending or finding out more information can contact Erica Brough at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eliza Phinney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 528-6511. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 07:06

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