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Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice Hosts Volunteer Recognition Dinner

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice hosted a Volunteer Recognition Diner in honor of the many volunteers that have given their time and energy to its programs. The event was attended by 60 volunteers and staff and was located at Magic Foods Catering and Banquet Center in Moultonborough.

Pam Littlefield and Martha Horton, both volunteer coordinators for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, thanked and presented volunteer awards. Individuals received 1 year recognition and 5 year recognition and included: David Hayden, Connie Altieri, Mary Frohock, Jean Fournier, Nila Morrison, Charlotte Allen, Lisa Howard, Pamela Maden, David Shea, Patti Murray, Theresa Romano, Robert Shockley, Mary Lou Anderson, Heather Cone, Nan Russell, Carl Gebhardt, Lorraine Gebhardt, Eleanor Hayward and Marie Madeleine Marchand.

"Volunteers provide important services to our hospice and the people they serve. Whether it's providing companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping with community outreach and fundraising, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work we provide," states Volunteer Coordinator Pam Littlefield. "We really can't thank them enough!"

The evening was rounded out by a presentation from Auntie Henrietta of Ashland. Her visit was a surprise for the volunteers, especially her "long lost nephew" and Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice volunteer John Walker. Armed with insider information from unnamed sources John's Auntie regaled the audience with stories of his boyhood shenanigans and had the room in stitches. John Walker, a long time Hospice volunteer, was pleased that he could help entertain the rest of his colleagues stating, "These people work so hard and dedicate so much energy and time to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice it was the least I could do."

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 10:21

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Aspen Dental offers Free Care in Tilton Saturday

TILTON — Select Aspen Dental offices throughout the state of New Hampshire will volunteer their time and talents for a free "Day of Service" for those in need on Saturday, June 7.

The Aspen Dental office at 17 Lowes Drive in Tilton will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

To receive free service, patients must make advance appointments at a participating Aspen Dental location by calling 844-567-3992 – spaces are limited. In the spirit of helping as many people as possible, dentists will focus on treating the most urgent dental needs of each patient by providing services such as fillings, extractions, x-rays or basic denture repairs.

Aspen Dental and Oral Health America have joined forces to create the Healthy Mouth Movement -- a community giving initiative designed to deliver free dental care to thousands of people in need in communities across the United States, and oral health education to millions more.


Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 10:14

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'Patch Adams' Film Wednesday night at Sanbornton Library

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The next film, to be shown on June 4, will be "Patch Adams" (1998) with Robin Williams, Monica Potter and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Director: Tom Shadyac. Rated: PG-13. Length: 118 minutes.
Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career. Based on the true story of Hunter "Patch" Adams, this film combines humor with an inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy. This is the story of a depressed man who chooses to rise above his own needs and instead dedicates his life to helping others. It's sad, funny and inspiring.

With Robin Williams' familiar humor this movie engages the audience to see not only the healing power of laughter, but also the power of connection, of sharing the human experience. We are all human beings and we need to treat people with dignity and compassion.

Following the film a discussion will be led by Rev. Ruth Martz.

For further information call the library at 286-8288 or visit the church's web site at uccsanbornton.org.

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Electric Co-op president/CEO receives industry award

NORTH CONWAY — Fred Anderson, the President/CEO of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), has won the 2014 George D. Aiken Award for his achievements in the rural electric power industry.

Presented annually by the Northeast Association of Electric Cooperatives (NEAEC), the Aiken Award recognizes individuals who exemplify the ideals and practices of George D. Aiken, a Vermont native, governor and US Senator for 34 years. His vision and action were instrumental in the conception and implementation of the Rural Electrification Administration which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law on May 11, 1935.

Anderson joined NHEC in 1981 as the Director of Finance & Administration/CFO responsible for financial, accounting, treasury, human resources and information technology. One of his first assignments was obtaining capital for the Cooperative's 2% interest in the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. In 1992 he became the President/CEO, leading the Cooperative out of bankruptcy and into the solid financial strength it enjoys today.

He is a long-time member of the Cooperative community, having served as a Director of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) where he was a member of the Executive and Compensation committees and Chair of the Audit Committee. He also served on the Cooperative Research Council (CRC) Board of Directors and is past President of the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA), as well as past President, Vice President and Treasurer for the Northeast Association of Electric Cooperatives (NEAEC). Anderson is also past President of the Consumer Owned Energy Foundation. He is a Cooperative Credentialed Director and Founding Board member of the NHEC Foundation.

He has also served the greater community at large, active as a past board member of the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, NH, the Plymouth Regional High School Board and past Director of Northway Financial, as well as the Pemigewasset National and Berlin City banks. He has also served on the Northway Financial Audit Committee. Anderson was presented the Aiken Award at the NEAEC Annual Meeting, held in May in North Conway.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 10:08

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