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Franklin Hospital hosts summer farmer’s market

FRANKLIN — Franklin Regional Hospital is once again hosting a weekly Summer Farmer's Market in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition.

Local vendors will be set up on the FRH lawn every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m., throughout the summer season. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is the focus of the market, and shoppers will be able to purchase locally-grown produce and other fresh local food options. Also, there will periodically be live cooking demonstrations with UNH Cooperative Extensions Cooking Matters program experts and LRGHealthcare dieticians.

Most vendors will accept cash or check, and the market accepts SNAP benefits via an EBT payment system on site. The use of SNAP is made possible through a grant in cooperation with the Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers (CCNTR). Promotional SNAP programs include, Double SNAP Dollars, up to $5 each week. Those who purchase $5 of food with a SNAP card will receive an additional $5 in market food items free.

For more information, please contact Franklin Regional Hospital Community Educator Melissa Rizzo at 934-2060.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 07:55

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Strawberry festival at St. Mary Church on July 12

TILTON — St. Mary of the Assumption Church will hold its annual Strawberry Festival, Saturday, July 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 16 Chestnut St.

A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert.

The cost is $10 for adults and teenagers, and $4 for children ages 6-12.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 07:50

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Section of Rte. 3 Closed during Meredith Fireworks

MEREDITH — The holiday tradition of fireworks in Meredith will begin at 9:30 on July 4th with a rain date of July 5th. The Greater Meredith Program wants everyone to enjoy the fireworks display and safety is our first concern. The Fire Marshall for the State of New Hampshire requires 300 feet to be isolated around the area of the fireworks, no vehicles or spectators are permitted.

To comply with safety regulations, the Meredith Boat Ramp and Town Docks will be closed at 7 to  10:30 p.m. In addition, Rt. 3 from Lake Street to Rt. 25 will be closed at 8:30 p.m. and re-opened at approximately 10:30 p.m. Traffic will be diverted from Rt. 3 onto Lake St. and then to Main St. to avoid the closed section of Rt. 3.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 07:33

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Altrusa of Laconia supports local literacy & community organizations

LACONIA — Supporting and promoting literacy is a major focus of Altrusa International. Striving to improve the quality of life for others in the local community is the objective of Altrusa of Laconia.

Altrusa of Laconia recently distributed support checks to the Belmont, Laconia and Gilford Public Libraries, Laconia Adult Education and a new initiative for GOT LUNCH AND LITERACY in Laconia through cooperation with Annie's Book Stop.

Other local organizations receiving support checks from Altrusa of Laconia include: Hands Across the Table, New Beginnings, Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Belknap County Nursing Home, and the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, all Altrusa of Laconia monies are raised through various fundraising activities and donations, and then redistributed back into the community in the form of scholarships, contributions, and projects that meet the mission of Altrusa.

For more information about Altrusa of Laconia, including information on membership or to make an online tax-deductable donation through PayPal, visit our website www.altrusalaconia.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 07:23

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