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Nursing assistant course starts Wednesday

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) will be offering a 5 college credit Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) course starting Wednesday, September 3. The 106-hour course includes 46 hours of classroom and skill practice held at the college on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. for four weeks and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. through the end of the semester.

"For the 60 hours of clinical experience, a student may choose a weeknight clinical 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. or weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. held at a local healthcare facility," says LRCC LNA Department Coordinator, Cathy Weigel (Meredith). "Successful completion of the LNA class prepares at individual to register for his/her State Competency Exam."

For more information, contact Andree Thibault (Tilton) at 603-366-5240 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:25

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Meredith gallery featuring glass artist

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be hosting Nanda Soderberg as the featured artist of the month for September.

Soderberg's work is unique in the fact that it is upcycled, found, and repurposed wine and beer bottles. He uses his glassblowing experience and techniques to make these bottles into beautiful goblets and bowls among other pieces.

Soderberg says he is driven by the idea of taking a glass object he finds -- something that may have had a single use or is heading to a landfill -- and transforming into something that can be used indefinitely. He began his experimentation and research with found glass in graduate school and realized that he was heading in a direction that not many glassworkers have gone before. Reconfiguring found glass objects through traditional hot and cold glass working process.

Those with question about the display of Soderberg's work can gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:16

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Gilmanton Food Pantry Walk on Oct. 5

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry's annual Pantry Walk will be held on Sunday, October 5th at 2 p.m. Participants will gather at the Smith Meeting House and will walk from there to the Gilmanton Community Church in the Iron Works.

During the walk, walkers pick up trash on the side of the road. At the end of the walk, pledged food may be dropped off at the Pantry and a spaghetti supper will be provided to all walkers free of charge. For non-walkers there is a $5 donation.

People and/or organization wishing to participate in the walk may obtain a pledge form from Beth Lavin by calling 267-1934 or by picking one up at the Pantry during regular hours. Correspondence and/or monetary donations should be mailed to Gilmanton Food Pantry, Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237. Our physical location remains the same at 1817 NH Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, N. H. Parking and entrance to the Shop and Pantry is available at the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:14

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Fund raiser at Fratello's on Monday to support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


LACONIA -- Fratello's restaurant in Lakeport is hosting a fund-raising event the evening of Monday, Sept.2, to help a local woman who is working to raise money for cystic fibrosis.

Patrons who come to the restaurant between 4 and 9 p.m. will have half of their food bill donated to benefit a fund-raiser for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that typically affects the lungs.

The money raised on Sept. 2 will help local resident Brooke Swanson participate the first annual Northern New England Chapter Xtreme Hike Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis, a fund-raising challenge. Swanson needs to raise at least $1,500 in order to participate in the three-day hike later in September.

Swanson, a hair stylist at LiSachas Beauty Shop in Gilford, became active in programs promoted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation because two of her friends have a daughter who has been dealing with the disease since the girl was 18 months old.

Swanson hopes to be part of Team Haileys Heroes in upcoming walk and working to ensure that her team is represented at the top of Mount Washington. She plans to walk along with the girl's great aunt and about 12 other hikers to complete a 10-mile loop along trails in the White Mountains on Sept. 12-14.

Donations can be made directly thru the CF Foundations websites searching for Team Haileys Hereos or Brooke Swanson or by the link http://bit.ly/Udaa1e

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:05

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