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GROW Lakes Region wants to find new ways to encourage eating of fruits and vegetables


LACONIA — A meeting to give members of the public an opportunity to offer ideas on ways to encourage families to eat more fruits and vegetables is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library.

Any community member with an interest in this issue, or who would like to contribute their perspective, is welcome to join in the discussion.

The GROW Lakes Region planning grant (a HEAL initiative) is looking at different ways to encourage greater consumption of fruits and vegetables by families in our community.

A 2013 report from the Center for Disease Control states that the average American consumes far fewer fruits and vegetables than recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. While New Hampshire ranks among the top states, there is still significant room for improvement, especially among children and adolescents.

No RSVP is necessary to participate in this open forum. Further information can be obtained by contacting Karen Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 528-8560, or Kate Bishop Hamel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 582-7270.


Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:16

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New Horizons Band to perform at St. Charles

MEREDITH — The New Horizons Bank of the Lakes Region will give a family concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in St. Charles Church at 300 Route 25 in Meredith.

The program of holiday music will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the jazz ensemble, the Laketones, followed by the full concert band at 7 p.m.

According to director Mary Divers, musical styles are the focus of this year's selection of tunes, which include music heard around the world, from Broadway to the classics, all with a holiday theme.

The New Horizons Band is a non-profit organization and offers this concert free to the public.


Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:11

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Tree of Love Service is on Dec. 11


LACONIA — Kicking off the holiday season, the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary is excited to announce the Tree of Love. An annual symbol of community Christmas and holiday spirit, the tree is lovingly adorned with angels crafted by local school children to honor and remember living and lost family and friends.

The angels are intended to remember loved ones; celebrate someone special, and/or honor those who courageously served our country, gave their lives or bravely fight today. Angels are $3 each, and may be purchased in the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop. The gift shop is also gearing up for the busy upcoming holiday season; stocking the shelves with the latest Alex and Ani, holiday décor and other great gifts for everyone on your list. Proceeds from the gift shop and the sale of angels support the local community, so stop in today!

The LRGH Auxiliary would also like to invite the community to attend the Tree of Love Remembrance Service on Thursday, December 11, at 1:00 pm in the Atrium at Lakes Region General Hospital. The brief ceremony will include a reading of the names on the tree and will be followed with some light refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare's mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 09:55

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Quick Lane marks 4 years

LACONIA -- The Irwin Automotive group is marking the fourth anniversary of the Quick Lane vehicle maintenance facility at its Bisson Avenue location.

Quick Lane, a Ford Motor Co. brand, offers routine vehicle maintenance such as oil and filter changes, light repair services including brake repair, tune-ups, and tire replacements on all vehicle makes and models.

"At Quick Lane, it doesn't matter what type of vehicle you drive, you can get a variety of automotive services performed by ASE Certified technicians" says Bill Salta, who has managed the facility since it opened in 2010.

The Irwin's Quick Lane has its own customer lounge with many convenient amenities, including WiFi.

The Irwin's Quick Lane facility is one of more than 700 nationwide.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 09:45

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