GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host Dr. Taylor Hill for an informative program entitled "Managing Diabetes with Lifestyle and Diet" on Tuesday, August 27. This free program will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The program will focus on gaining better control of iabetes, reducing or eliminating the need for medications and preventing the numerous complications that can result from diabetes. Discussion will include what people need to know if they are at risk of developing diabetes and how to prevent it.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:51
Altrusa International of Laconia has been involved in many literacy initiatives. Among these initiatives is their partnership with LRGH to provide large print books, books on tape or CD, and large print copies of Readers Digest to the Eldercare unit. Altrusa of Laconia has also provided over 200 books for pediatric-aged children for the REACH OUT AND READ program, which is coordinated by Karen Davis RN, at seven LRGH offices. Pictured are some members of the Laconia Altrusa Literacy Committee recently preparing packages for the LRGH newborns: Tracie Grant, Diane Gaynor and Maureen Sanborn. Other Literacy Committee members not pictured: Deanne Murphy, Sue Clauson, Barbara DeAngelis. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:48
GILFORD — Towns and cities all over the Lakes Region will peal bells and ring handbells on Wednesday, August 28 at 3 p.m. to remember Dr. King's message proclaimed on August 28, 1963, during his his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. To many the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement, and in it he proclaimed, "From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, Let Freedom Ring." This act of bell ringing is done to remind people of Dr.Kings mission for equality and freedom for all people in America.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:45
CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech with a special "Shakers & Equality: Let Freedom Ring" tour on Wednesday, August 28 at 2 p.m. The tour, which is free with museum admission, will connect visitors with the Shaker ideals of gender and racial equality. The tour will culminate in the ringing of the 500 lb. Paul Revere bell atop the Dwelling House at 3 p.m.
On August 28, 1963 at 3 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, "I have a dream." Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America's entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to let freedom ring "....from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire." His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation.
In the spirit of what Dr. King called "the fierce urgency of now," the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has invited people across the country to celebrate the Civil Rights leader's vision by ringing bells. New Hampshire, led by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, is the first state to announce its participation in this national commemoration.
For more information on museum admission and events, visit www.shakers.org.
CAPTION — 500 lb. Paul Revere bell atop Canterbury Shaker Village Dwelling House which will be rung at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:37