FRANKLIN — The Board of Directors of Franklin VNA & Hospice has announced the retirement of its current Executive Director, Jane White. Mrs. White has been the Director of the agency since January 2012 and her last day in that position will be February 27.
Jane came to Franklin VNA & Hospice in 2008 to help the prior, Executive Director, Carol Plumb, with staffing. She worked as a staff nurse, then transitioned to Education/Special Projects in 2009, and then Executive Director in 2012.
She arrived with prior home care experience, including as an Executive Director, hospital based staff and community education, and as a Professor of Nursing in the community college system. Jane has been a Registered Nurse for 40 years, having received her BSN from Rhode Island College and a Master's Degree in Education: Health Education and Wellness Management from Plymouth State University.
"I'm probably the only person to accept a position and give my retirement notice at the same time. My husband and I want to enjoy the "go-go" years and the "slow-go" years before we get to the "no-go" years."
White says "We've really built a strong group of professionals who are able to work together as a productive team and we are dedicated to providing quality care to this community, as is our mission. I knew I could help to transition this agency in light of the recent changes in home health care. I am pleased to have been a part of this dedicated organization."
Under her leadership, and with the help of the Board of Directors, the agency has become one of the most financially stable small non-profit VNAs in the state during a time of repeated government cutbacks on home health payments. Sally Jones, president of the board, says "Jane has done a great job here. She has always been professional, dedicated, hard-working and a great people manager. She will definitely be missed by both staff and members of the Board."
Franklin VNA & Hospice is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1945 to serve the home health care needs of the community. Services offered include skilled medical and non-medical home health and hospice care to residents of Andover, Belmont, Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin, Hill, Northfield, Sanbornton, Salisbury, Tilton, Webster and surrounding towns, as requested.
For more information, call Franklin VNA & Hospice at (603) 934-3454.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:11
LACONIA — Join the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society on Saturday, February 21 for Super Bingo, a high stakes bingo game, and take a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes. Doors open at 3:00 pm at the Funspot Bingo Hall, Rte. 3, Weirs Beach.
The Super Bingo Game offers your choice of a $25 12-card package, $30 18-card package for the session (6:45-9:15 pm). You may also rent a Bingo computer for just $6 per day, play e-cards, paper cards or both to increase your chances of winning. Players are allowed to buy a maximum of 54 faces on an electronic video bingo device and are limited to one unit per person.
The evening will include 12 games paying an estimated $320 each and three "Winner Takes All" games that may award up to $1,600. The "Carryover Coverall" game is guaranteed to pay $2,000. All prizes are based on attendance.
Other cash prizes can be won through pull-tab tickets sold at 50 cents each that pay from $10 to $499.
Doors open at 3:00 pm. Food and beverages are available for purchase in the Bingo Hall and is catered by Jack's Snack Shack & Deli.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee, hosts bingo games at the Funspot Bingo Hall every Saturday evening. Sample bingo programs and information on bingo gift certificates are available by visiting their website at www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org and clicking on the "Bingo" tab.
Proceeds of these games support the LWHS mission to preserve the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee, specifically its Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, located on Route 3 in the Weirs, next door to the Funspot Bingo Hall. The museum is open seasonally, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; admission is free. For further information, call 603-366-5950, or visit www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:08
PLYMOUTH — Newfound Grocery will host the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the store located at 408 Mayhew Turnpike.
Owners Holly Kerouac and Craig Hall have turned Newfound Grocery into a store that is not just for buying necessities anymore. It's also a spot that has fresh baked goods, fresh Green Mountain Coffee, an array of beers and local wines, endless sandwiches to choose from, a full-service catering business and more.
Additional services at Newfound Grocery include hunting, fishing and OHRV licensing, live bait and tackle, Blue Rhino propane tanks, notary service and an ATM. They are an Irving gas station with snowmobile trail access too.
This business-networking event, conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber, is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of these key area businesses and professionals.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:03
NEW HAMPTON — An exhibit of art work by children in the Eastern European country of Georgia and refugee children from Iraq is on display at the Gordon-Nash Library.
The exhibit which continues through the middle of March, is organized by the Fermata Foundation, an organization is dedicated to aid in the preservation of peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. The model for this, says the foundation, is through the synthesis of art, architecture, philosophy, and poetry.
The Fermata Corporation exists to promote and encourage true intercultural dialogue between countries, through which the representatives of different countries can discover shared values and spiritual commonality.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:27