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TILTON — Magic Blades Figure Skating Club of Tilton is opening for its 17th year in the Lakes Region at the Tilton School Ice Arena for a free family Halloween skate on Saturday, October 25th from 5-6:30 p.m.

There will be food, fun, and prizes available at the free family Halloween Skate. Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume to celebrate the spirit of the holiday. Children 6 years and under will be required to wear a helmet. All members of the family are welcome to participate in the free skating.

Participants will also be able to meet the Magic Blades staff who regularly coach classes in Tilton on Monday nights. Classes begin for the season on October 25 from 6-7 p.m. Magic Blades will offer two 8-week sessions with a fee of $100 per session and the benefit of membership in US Figure Skating. The Magic Blades Figure Skating Club follows the United States Figure Skating "It's Great to Skate!" basic skills skating program.

The weekly program consists of a half an hour group lesson, with a maximum of 10 students per coach, and a one half hour of ice for free practice. Skaters receive a record book to track their progress and also receive patches as they advance through the skating levels. Skaters from the age of three through adult and all abilities are welcomed.

For more information and registration go straight to the web site: www.magicblades.org, contact director, Barbara Adams at 744-9872, or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:39

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LRGHealthcare is prepared to handle Ebola outbreak

LACONIA — With recent concerns over the emergence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States, LRGHealthcare would like to assure its communities that they are well prepared in the unlikely event that Ebola should arrive in the Lakes Region.

After the first diagnosis in the United States was made on September 30 of this year, many people have become concerned over the potential of an outbreak here and there has been much confusion over how the virus is contracted. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has stated that the virus is not airborne and can only be transferred when one is exposed to the fluid of someone who's contracted the virus and is showing symptoms. A suspected case of Ebola would be in one who has traveled to West Africa within one month of the onset of symptoms. Symptoms include fever, headache, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and abnormal bleeding,

LRGHealthcare's Infection Control and Prevention Department as well as Emergency Preparedness teams have been working hard at making plans and preparations to ensure that Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and any of the LRGHealthcare provider practices know what to do to handle a suspected Ebola case.

As part of this planning effort, LRGHealthcare has held weekly meetings to address information and guidance being released by the CDC and the State of NH Health and Human Services (NH DHHS). They have also participated in national and state teleconferences to help prepare for Ebola. And, LRGHealthcare will be conducting ongoing trainings for staff to ensure they are staying up to date with the most recent protocols put in place to handle the situation.

LRGHealthcare is taking this situation very seriously, as to ensure they are prepared to not only treat an infected patient, but also protect other patients, visitors, and staff.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:35

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Fall Festival at Pleasant St. School on October 25

LACONIA — Pleasant Street Elementary School in Laconia will be hosting their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is open to the public and festivities include a bouncy house, fall-themed games, face painting, balloon animals, fortune telling, raffle prizes, and more. Children will also be able to sit in a fire truck

and a police car. Concessions will be available.

This event is sponsored by Volunteers In Pleasant Street School and funds raised sponsor academic enrichment activities, field trips, and community outreach programs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:32

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Harvest dinner at Meredith Congregational on Sat.

MEREDITH — First Congregational Church will hold a harvest dinner on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church.

The menu will consist of ham, hot dishes, vegetables and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, and $5 for children ages 4 to 10. Children age 3 and under can eat free.

According to dinner organizers, reservations are appreciated but are not necessary. Reservations can be made by calling Don Lewis at 279-1371.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:29

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