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‘Princess Tea Party’ planned at Gilford Youth Center

GILFORD — Anna and Elsa from Disney's "Frozen" return to the Gilford Youth Center for a one-of-a-kind "Princess Tea Party" on Saturday, March 7. There will two parties, the first well be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by the second session from 1-2:30 p.m.

Children will enjoy one-on-one time with Anna and Elsa, a live performance and sing-a-long, arts and crafts, refreshments and snacks, pictures with the princesses, and more. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite princess, but it is not mandatory. Tickets are $25/per child and are limited. Accompanying parents do not need a ticket. To reserve a ticket visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com. Payment must be made to hold a spot.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:54

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Forestview Manor gets perfect score in state survey

MEREDITH — Earlier this month, Forestview Manor had its annual State Survey by the Department of Health and Human Services, and they are pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, they received a perfect score.

"This survey simply reiterates what we already knew, our staff does a fantastic job in caring for our Residents," said Executive Director Amanda Cook, RN. "Our staff members are committed to the people in our care. They are not only careful to do everything to the highest possible quality standard, but they also go the extra mile to create an environment that is warm, comfortable and just home for our Residents."

The survey was unannounced and the Inspector spent time at Forestview Manor doing a thorough review of all aspects of the  operation, records, and Resident care. As in previous years, the Inspector continued to be impressed with the quality of care the Manor provides and the level of excellence of daily operation. "I would like to thank the Forestview staff for their hard work and dedication," continues Cook, "Not only for our deficiency-free State survey, but also for the happiness and satisfaction of our Residents and families every day."

Forestview Manor is an assisted living facility offering a range of care, and specializing in care of Residents with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. For more information on our community, please call Heather at 279-3121.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:35

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Gluten-Free Cooking: Easy & Delicious class begins February 10 in Laconia

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will offer a class on Gluten-Free Cooking: Easy & Delicious. The class will begin on Tuesday, February 10 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and will run for a period of five (5) weeks. Sarah Baldwin-Welcome, a culinary graduate of Newbury College, will teach the class. She is the owner of Provincial Palate Inc. specializing in mustards and specialty catering.

Over 1 million Americans may have intolerance for gluten, a common ingredient in more foods than people may realize. Gluten is a protein found in all wheat, rye, barley, and oat products. The only medically acceptable treatment for gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease is to eliminate all gluten from the diet. Many people with other conditions may also benefit from a gluten and wheat-free diet, including Attention Deficit Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Lactose Intolerance, Autism, chronic fatigue, indigestion and malnutrition.

Wheat allergy is an abnormal immune system reaction to one or more proteins found in wheat. Allergy to wheat is one of the more common food allergies in children. If you or your child has a wheat allergy, the immune system has developed a specific antibody - a disease-fighting agent - to a wheat protein. A wheat allergy may result in a wide range of symptoms, including hives, difficulty breathing and nausea. Avoiding wheat is the primary treatment for wheat allergy. Wheat allergy is different from a disorder known as Celiac Disease, an immune system reaction that causes inflammation in the small intestines when a person eats any food containing gluten, one type of protein found in wheat.

So many people are discovering or being diagnosed with intolerance to wheat and gluten products. Many of life's culinary enjoyments are eliminated from their daily diet. People can learn to live without some of these things by replacing them with Wheat/Gluten-free ingredients and still enjoy pasta, pizza and crepes. Learn how to prepare basic recipes with gluten-free replacements as well as how to explore new gluten-free ingredients. Learn the basic ways to create prepare and enjoy a world full of great wheat/gluten-free foods.

Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to enroll in this exciting and innovative Gluten-Free Cooking Class that begins on Tuesday, February 10.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:30

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Open mic event at Pitman’s Freight Room on Feb. 4

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will be hosting the second open mic Community Coffee House of the month on Wednesday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Last month, the Freight Room hosted its inaugural open mic Coffee House, which featured a wide array of talented individuals ranging from high school students to adult members of the community. The evening is aimed to allow community members to share their creative expression to others through vocal performances, instrumental pieces and poetry. All members of the community are invited to participate in or attend the event.

Proceeds from the first open mic event supported the Laconia High School Senior Class. The February event's proceeds will support local senior, Alana Persson, to offset the tuition cost for her year with Up With People (UWP). Persson will be traveling with the international non-profit organization from June 2015 to July 2016 with a cast of 100 individuals from around the world. During her year of travel, Persson will live in host families, each week giving back to others through community service, education, and music.

"I truly appreciate all the community has done to support me in this amazing opportunity and make it a reality financially," says Persson. "I was amazed at the turn out of the Coffee House last month, and was blown away by the talent that the community had to offer. I look forward to seeing the talent that the community has to offer next month. Hope to see you all there!"

Admission is $5 at the door. Cookies, tea, and coffee will be provided.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:56

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