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Better Choices, Better Health workshops start tomorrow at Franklin Regional Hospital


FRANKLIN — A series of workshops designed to benefit those with ongoing health concerns, or those who help care for someone with such problems, will be offered by LRGHealthcare at Franklin Regional Hospital each Wednesday, beginning Aug. 13 through Sept. 17, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Better Choices, Better Health series of workshops will look at health issues experienced by those who live with chronic pain, diabetes, or arthritis, and would want to learn how to better manage this health concern so they can do the things you want to do.

Those attending the free workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management, and more!

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Those who want more information about the program or who want to register for the workshops, can call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.


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Loon Center to host program on owls on Thursday

MOULTONBOROUGH —  "Who's Watching You? Owls of the World" will be presented Thursday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center. Photographer Mark Wilson and Naturalist Marcia Wilson will share their passion for owls and will introduce guests to the the owls of New England and beyond at this free presentation. They will share the field marks, signs and naturalist's skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them, while introducing you to six live owls up close.

Held at the Loon Center by the Loon Preservation Committee, The Summer Nature Talks are given every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm during the months of July and August. All programs are free admission. 

For 37 years the Loon Preservation Committee has worked to preserve the Common Loon and its habitat in New Hampshire through research, education, and management

Next Thursday, August 21st, the Loon Preservation Committee Annual Meeting will precede LPC Senior Biologist/Executive Director's presentation featuring the "2014 Loon Season Report" with Nature Photographer John Rockwood showcasing photos of the loons on Lake Massabesic. 

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Mary Butler DAR donates $5,000 to help replace Belknap Mill windows

LACONIA — The Mary Butler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Denise Sharlow, Executive Director of the Belknap Mill Society a donation of $5,000 for the Belknap Mill Window Efficiency Project. This is the first installment of the $10,000 grant that was approved by the National Society of the DAR.

The Belknap Mill has been evaluating the needs of the building and will be focusing on energy improvements that will benefit the overall efficiencies of the Mill. The Belknap Mill has 87 windows, not including the celestial windows on the 4th floor that can be improved without causing any physical changes to the historic nature of the building. Improvements can be made to the windows that will lower utility costs and positively impact the Mill’s mission of education, history, art and humanities.

Denise Sharlow stated, “It was very nice of the Mary Butler Chapter to invite me to participate in July’s monthly meeting. I enjoyed meeting the members and am very excited to be working with such wonderful women who support our mission of protecting and preserving the Belknap Mill. The funding from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be very helpful toward the overall project completion."

For more information, please contact Rosalie Babraiz at 603-523-8315 or Denise Sharlow at 603-524-8813.

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High Range Band performing in Rotary Park tomorrow

LACONIA — High Range Band, a roots-folk-bluegrass group, will perform Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Rotary Park in downtown Laconia, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The performance is part of the weekly summer concert series sponsored by the Belknap Mill Society.

High Range Band has a long list of reviews from national publications. Their 2003 album, "Beyond the Foothills," received numerous accolades.

In September 2005, High Range Band was selected as "A Band to Watch For" by Bluegrass Now magazine.

Co-produced by banjo extraordinaire Bob Carlin, High Range released "Shoulder to the Wheel" in 2007.

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