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Jennifer Cotton Grad Memorial Scholarship available for nursing students

LACONIA — The family of the late Jennifer Cotton Grad, BSN, MS, will be awarding the ninth annual Jennifer Cotton Grad Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

Grad was known for always having a positive attitude and outlook. She loved life and had great relationships with her co-workers at LRGHealthcare. Nursing and education were her passions. From 1987 to 2000 she performed many roles and was connected to several departments at LRGHealthcare, including floor nursing, Intensive Care, the Community Wellness Center, and Clinical Education Services. Whether it was direct patient care or teaching, Grad's enthusiasm was evident and countless people benefited from her commitment.

Members of Grad's family have established two (2) $500 scholarships for 2015, and they are searching for individuals who have the qualities and attributes that Jen possessed. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, and to graduates of Inter-Lakes High School who have been accepted into a nursing program or to LRGHealthcare nurses who are planning to continue their education.

The deadline to send applications is May 1, 2015. Please contact Darcy Peary at LRGHealthcare: (603) 737-6720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The award will be presented by Grad's family.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:35

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A capella concert Saturday at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse

MEREDITH – The Winnipesauee Playhouse will host the top New England college a cappella group, for a concert titled Pitch! on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Jim Rogato, the show will feature Acappelics Anonymous, a co­ed group from Emerson College in Boston as well as Alabaster Blue, another co­ed group, from UNH. Special guest stars

The Rockin' Daddios will perform a selection of a cappella doo wop hits, kicking off the show old school style prior to the more contemporary songs of the college groups.

"I have such great memories of watching my college's a cappella groups perform, whether it was an impromptu dorm performance or a regional competition," says, Marketing Director Lesley Pankhurst. "My tween daughter recently introduced me to the movie Pitch Perfect and it was a reminder of those old days – albeit with a lot more off­stage drama and Hollywood spin. But the movie is great at introducing the concept of college a cappella to a new generation of kids, long before they get to college."

Introducing the concept of college a cappella to the new generation of kids was the inspiration for offering the concert, as the aim is to bring together old and young people to enjoy the performance.

Tickets for Pitch! are now on sale and cost $15. They can be purchased in advance at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling 279­0333.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:31

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Rabies clinic in Franklin on March 28

FRANKLIN – A rabies clinic and dog licensing event will take place on Saturday, March 28 from 2 to ­4 p.m. at the Franklin Fire Department.

All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in carriers. All fees must be paid in cash. The rabies vaccination is $12 per dog/cat. Dog licensing fees are as follows: $9 for male/female, $6.50 for neutered male, $6.50 for spayed female, and $2 for pets with owners over 65 years of age.

Those wishing to have a dog licensed must have a valid photo ID available as proof of Franklin residency. Proof of prior rabies vaccination will be required for a 3­year immunization. If no record presented, a 1­year immunization will be given.

For more information contact the City of Franklin, City Clerk's Office at 934­-3109.

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Concord Food Co-op to grow produce at Canterbury Shaker Village

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village and the Concord Food Co-op are pleased to announce their new agricultural partnership. Beginning in the spring of 2015, the Concord Food Co-op will begin growing produce in the historic Shaker fields, cultivating beehives and offering collaborative workshops and events. Food grown at Canterbury Shaker Village will be sold in the Co-op's Concord store and at the Shaker Box Lunch and Farm Stand at the Village.

"The Shakers were, in addition to being innovators, designers and entrepreneurs, farmers. They cultivated hundreds of acres each year producing food for the Village and the community beyond," noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director, Canterbury Shaker Village. "Our new partnership with the Concord Food Co-op is an opportunity to bring farming back to the Village grounds and to honor the Shaker legacy of feeding their neighbors."

In the first year, the Co-op will grow a variety of produce that will serve to supplement the quality local, organic and all-natural food that they will continue to purchase from area farmers. The newly cultivated fields will provide additional educational and interpretive opportunities for Village visitors, students, event attendees and workshop participants.

In addition to the Shaker Organic Gardens, this partnership will revive the Village's Bee House. Co-op staff, working in collaboration with a pair of local beekeepers, will produce honey for sale and maintain an observational hive, which will be accompanied by expanded exhibit information about bees and the Village's history of beekeeping.

"The Concord Food Co-op has a long history of providing the freshest locally grown produce to our members," noted Paula Harris, CEO, Concord Food Co-op. "The chance to fill gaps in the Co-ops produce department by growing our own fresh organic vegetables at Canterbury Shaker Village, is a very special opportunity. This partnership, which includes Co-op wellness and outreach programs, also provides the unique chance to introduce our 7,500 members to the museum, the Shaker legacy and the beautiful fields that have too long laid fallow."

As part of this partnership, Canterbury Shaker Village and the Co-op will offer a series of Wellness and Green Living Workshops including "Herbs to Grow & How to Preserve Them" on May 13; "Baking with Strawberries" on June 17 and "Fish to Perfection" on July 8. Registration is currently open. To view the complete list of workshops, visit www.shakers.org or www.concordcoop.coop.

The Concord Food Co-op joins Canterbury Shaker Village's other on-site strategic partners including Brookford Farm—whose cows graze the pastures; the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program—that operates out of The Shaker Table restaurant; and Preservation Timber Framing—who oversee the historic preservation of the 25 buildings. Canterbury Shaker Village has also formed a collaborative educational partnership with Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon.

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