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Speare Hosting Annual Women's Health Event

PLYMOUTH — Health education, hula hoops and a wine tasting—it's all part of Speare Memorial Hospital's fourth annual Wine, Women & Wisdom women's health event on Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, and tickets are $10 each. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as a limited number will be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased:

· Online through www.spearehospital.com, then click the event link,

· Speare Memorial Hospital at the reception window in the main entrance lobby,

· Dressers Unlimited on Main Street in Plymouth.

Sponsored by Millennium Integrated Marketing, presenters this year are Dr. Linda Haller with Plymouth OB/GYN and Kristina Stalnaker, APRN, with Plymouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic. "Our speakers this year are addressing topics our attendees said they were most interested in following last year's program," notes Speare's Director of Community Relations Michele Hutchins. "Dr. Haller will be discussing stress and anxiety and how it affects your health, while Kristina is covering aging and orthopedic related issues—hips, knees, arthritis and osteoporosis. Our goal is to create an open, supportive environment that creates a shared experience for all. And of course we have to have a bit of fun as well."

Adding to the fun will be a wine tasting hosted by LaBelle Winery. Based in Amherst, New Hampshire, LaBelle was founded by Amy LaBelle. It all started with her first batch of blueberry wine and has grown to a 20,000 square foot building on 11 acres in Amherst including manufacturing and production facility, tasting room retail space, a bistro and event space.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a light supper buffet will be available. Please bring tickets with you the night of the event. In addition to your admission, tickets will also be able to be redeemed for an attendance gift. Should you have other questions, contact Michele Hutchins directly at (603) 238-6468.


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Laconia Historical and Museum Society and Laconia Public Library are sponsoring a Family History & Genealogy Seminar Series

LACONIA — As part of the on-going Family Initiative Program which this past fall included classes pertaining to sharing family stores as well as the recent "Share Fare" where exhibitors shared family histories the Laconia Historical and Museum Society and Laconia Public Library will sponsor a three part seminar series.

The series will provide the basics of how to go about starting a family research project with forms to use and general record keeping guidelines, gathering information from public records and tips on using internet resources. The series is to be led by Richard and Cindi Cote and Don and Nancy Stephenson, experienced genealogists and will begin on Monday, April 7, 10 a.m. to noon at the Laconia Public Library.  Continuing sessions will occur on May 5 and June 2.

This series is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred. For more information about this event, call Laconia Library at 603.524.4775 or The Laconia Historical & Museum Society at 603.527.1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Transportation Advisory Committee to meet in Meredith on Wednesday

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2 at the Humiston Building in Meredith.

The meeting will include a presentation about the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) by NHDOT Project Manager Tom Jameson. The new TAP program replaces funding for Safe Routes to Schools, Transportation Enhancement, and Scenic Byways.

The goal of TAP in New Hampshire is to meet the needs of 'active modes of transportation' such as walking and bicycling. 

The LRPC Transportation TAC encourages all members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of transportation to attend and provide their input. For additional information about this meeting contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

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Laconia Clinic launches new consumer website

LACONIA — Laconia Clinic, a clinical department of Lakes Region General Hospital announces the launch of a new consumer website for current and prospective patients.

Visitors will find quick and easy access to specialty and service information, health resources, including community education programs, maps and directions for all of the clinic locations, and a physician directory that delivers search options by provider name or specialty.

Launched by five local physicians in 1937, the Laconia Clinic has grown from a regional physician practice to a multi-specialty comprehensive clinic providing; internal and family medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, general surgery, neurology, podiatry, urology, dermatology, diabetes, rheumatology and women's health services.

Today, the health network stretches to Tilton, Franklin and Gilford, with the flagship facility in Laconia offering on-site laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and ambulatory surgery center. The adjacent Caring for Women center offers obstetrics and gynecology, digital mammography, ultrasound and bone density testing—and within the same block is the Laconia Physical Therapy department.

"Committed to excellence, the founders of the Laconia Clinic were truly pioneers of patient-centered care," states chief executive officer Andy Patterson. "They came together to ensure the healthcare needs of the community came first by focusing on long-term health, not just short-term treatment. We are very proud to build upon their legacy of caring."

To learn more about the Laconia Clinic, visit their website or call (603) 524-5151 to make an appointment. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, and also offers weekend and evening hours for pediatric and adult services, including access to pharmacy, lab and x-ray services.

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