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Barbara Stokoe Honored for Service to Crop Walk

BRISTOL — On May 4 Barbara Stokoe of the Bristol United Church of Christ was honored for 14 years of service as the coordinator for the Newfound Area Churches Crop Walk held annually on the first Sunday in May.

Amy Porter of Church World Services attended morning worship at the Bristol United Church of Christ and presented Barbara with a plaque and spoke of her long service and dedication to this annual walk to help combat hunger throughout the world.
Barbara passed on her role as coordinator to Donna Worthen and Lucille Keegan in 2013. For many years the walk was held at the Bridgewater Hebron School but for the past two years walkers have enjoyed the scenic walk and bike path along the Newfound River. Water, apples and lollipops were available to sustain participants. A water stop at the Marion Center at the foot of the lake allowed for refreshments before returning to the parking lot. Walkers solicited sponsors both in person and via the internet.
Crop Walk is a program of Church World Service. Walks are held all over the country at various times of the year. Twenty five percent of the money raised stays right in the local community with NAC's going to the Bristol Community Services food pantry. In 2013 over $2,000 was donated to the BCS.
The Newfound Area Churches group is made up of the Bristol Baptist Church, New Hampton Community Church, Alexandria Methodist Church, Our Lady of Grace, Hebron Union Church, Danbury United Church of Christ and the Bristol United Church of Christ.

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Katie Rose Performs June 4 At the Belknap Mill Summer Concert Series

LACONIA —  The Belknap Mill Summer Concert Series introduces singer/songwriter Katie Rose Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in Rotary Park

Katie Rose is a musician on a mission. With a passion for life, love and humanity and a vision of a bright tomorrow, Katie uses her music to make a positive impact on the world around her.

Her work with local and national non-profit organizations has helped to raise thousands of dollars through benefit concerts. In addition, she has written theme songs for such organizations as the Cancer Relay for Life, ["Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back"] and The Way Home ["The Way Home"], just to name a few.

Katie realizes how critical the next generation is to our future and brings music with a message to schools in New Hampshire on both elementary and high school levels. She discusses and sings about such themes as unity, love empathy and personal responsibility. It is Katie's goal to reach as many young people as possible. She has taught music at the elementary school level and currently teaches privately.

Tomorrow is unknown, but with the support of friends, family and fans, Katie Rose continues her musical journey with the idea being to "Take your light and light up the world."

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Franklin Historical Society hosting program on 'Old Man in the Mountain'

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Historical Society proudly presents, through the graces of a grant from the NH Humanities Council, speaker Maggie Stier and her topic "The Old Man in the Mountain: Substance and Symbol", recalling the iconic granite formation lost eleven years ago in May, 2003. The program will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Webster/Tay House.

Stier is a field representative for the Preservation Alliance and has been affiliated with the Old Man in the Mountain Legacy Fund, playing a key role in the development of the new Profile Monument and Plaza in Franconia Notch. She is the co-author of "Into the Mountains: Stories of New England's Most Celebrated Peaks", has lectured extensively, and is adjunct faculty at Plymouth State University. She also serves on the State Parks Advisory Council along with the President of the Franklin Historical Society in his capacity of State Representative, helping to preserve the legacy of Daniel Webster through restoring the Daniel Webster Birthplace State Park.

The presentation is free, open to all, offering light refreshments and an opportunity to take part in the business meeting following the talk. All attendees are invited to bring their favorite keepsakes, stories, and souvenirs of The Old Man to share.

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Yoga Tap for Pain Relief Workshop offered at Sacred Waters Yoga

MEREDITH  — Sacred Waters Yoga Studio is pleased to offer a new workshop, Yoga Tap for Pain Relief, on Saturday, June 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presenters Jennifer Whitcher and Catherine Turgeon have collaborated to combine yoga and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or "Tapping") to identify and promote the release of emotions stored in the body that are showing up as chronic pain. While Jen leads a complete yoga practice that includes LifeForce Yoga techniques, participants will pause and be coached by Catherine using EFT to address emotions that naturally surface during yoga practice. This unique approach to personal discovery and healing will be beneficial for everyone, but especially those who are looking for ways to manage their physical symptoms by getting to their core.

Cost for the workshop is $25. Sign up early to reserve a spot at SacredWatersYoga.com, call 279-3243 or stop in the studio located at 285 DW Hwy, Meredith.

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