HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds its annual Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Clean Up Day prepares the Science Center's trails and grounds, including Kirkwood Gardens, for opening day on May 1. Some projects are messy and most work is outdoors so volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately. Groups are encouraged to help out at Clean Up Day or another day leading up to May 1. Special projects are available for organized groups.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:27
GILFORD — Tthe Lakes Region Singers will greet Spring with two performances offering a crowd-pleasing blend of tender love songs and memorable show tunes in two performances,– one on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m., and one on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. These concerts are open to the public, with a suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family, to help cover expenses. They will take place at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11-A in Gilford.
At each performance, the Adult Chorus will feature some poems set to music, including "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns, "I Loved You" by Alexander Pushkin, "Set Me As a Seal" from the Song of Solomon, and a jazzy version of "Dear Heart" composed by Henry Mancini and made famous by Andy Williams. The Youth Chorus will perform an arrangement of "Double Trouble" from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, plus a beautiful original piece, "Will You Teach Me." They will join with the adults in the festive "Come Celebrate the Music" by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. Other adult pieces will include Joseph Martin's rousing "Come to the Music," and a quirky musical arrangement of the poem "Jabberwocky" with unusual "orchestral" sound effects. The concert will conclude with both youth and adult singers performing a dynamic medley of favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musicals, ending with the heartfelt "May the Road Rise to Meet You" blessing.
Once again, pianist Kelly Cleveland of Belmont will accompany the group with her keyboard talents. Among the guest musicians for these performances will be Phil Breton on oboe and Alison Witham on piccolo and flute.
Directed by Karen Jordan of Laconia, the Lakes Region Singers have been entertaining this area with spring and winter concerts since 1992. The chorale consists of over 40 dedicated community singers from Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, and Belmont.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:25
PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) is pleased to present the next workshop in the Small Business Legal Series with Devine Millimet: Employee vs. Contractor on Thursday, April 17, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.
Peg O’Brien, of the legal firm Devine Millimet, will provide an overview of the differences between an employee and a contractor. With the government cracking down on misclassification, O'Brien will discuss various tests that a business must satisfy in order to successfully classify a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee.
Following this workshop, a Devine Millimet lawyer will be available for consultations at the ECP. As a shareholder of the firm Devine Milliment, and chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, O’Brien represents both public and private employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Her extensive experience in all phases of employment matters range from best employment hiring practices to claims of discrimination, background checks, workplace privacy issues, government audits, employee misconduct, and more.
Servicing a broad spectrum of industries, O'Brien's clients range from healthcare to auto dealerships, local government to non-profit, and a variety of small businesses. Well published and a frequent speaker, Peg shares her knowledge with organizations and publications as well as the boards she serves.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:22
MEREDITH – During LRGHealthcare's 12th Annual Meeting of its members held on April 2nd at Church Landing, two recipients were honored with the 2014 Rhoda C. Ladd and Sally Proctor Awards, which are given annually to individuals who give of themselves to improve the community's healthcare system. On behalf of LRGHealthcare, President & CEO Tom Clairmont presented the Franklin based, Sally Proctor Award to Christine Dzujna and the Laconia based, Rhoda C. Ladd Award to Nancy Paterno.
Upon her move to Franklin, Christine Dzujna quickly took an active role in the community and Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH). Dzujna served as President of the Franklin Auxiliary for five years and, through her hard work and leadership, helped revive the Auxiliary. Now serving as FRH's Gift Shop Manager, she is known for her positive attitude and strong sense of commitment to serving the community of Franklin and Franklin Regional Hospital.
A long time volunteer at Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH), Nancy Paterno has served on the Gift Shop Committee and has taken lead roles in other volunteer programs including the Flower Program and the Crisis Closet. Serving as the LRGH Auxiliary President the last 4 years, she's been a driving force in moving the Auxiliary forward and building upon the strong organization it is today. Those who know Paterno find her upbeat personality and willingness to help contagious, and in all her years as a volunteer, her commitment to LRGH has never wavered.
In addition to the awards, presentations were given on several process improvement programs to match this year's Annual Meeting theme, "Navigating the Future of Healthcare." The meeting focused on topics related to helping people in the LRGHealthcare communities adapt to the changing environment of healthcare. LRGHealthcare has already implemented several process improvement programs that are proving to be beneficial to the care process. Programs discussed included BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults Through Safe Transitions), Embedded Care Coordination, Emergency Room Patient Navigation, and Pharmacy Initiatives in Care Coordination. In addition, reports on medical staff and finances were presented; both with positive outlooks.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:19
- Gilford will observe National Library Week
- Stiletto Brass Quintet performing at PSU on Friday
- Plymouth Chamber hosting ‘Brown Bag’ lunch seminar on using Facebook as marketing tool
- Pasquaney Garden Club holding year's first meeting April 15
- Altrusans hosting Community Dinner April 24th
- Celtic revival group to perform tomorrow in Barnstead