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Spalidays event raised $3,500 for mental health services at LRGHealthcare

LACONIA — In early December the Cascade Spa in Meredith hosted their annual Spalidays event at Church Landing, drawing hundreds of attendees for an upscale two-day celebration focused on the benefits of spa services on personal health and well-being.

Each December Spalidays guests are treated to mini spa services, great gifts and discounts, and they have the opportunity to chat with exclusive product vendors from around the world – all while giving back to their community. This past Spalidays event raised a very impressive $3,500 to benefit mental health services at LRGHealthcare.

For the past three years Martha Zyla, Director of the Cascade Spa, selected a specific health-related focus and designation for funds raised from Spalidays. Looking back the event has highlighted the importance of screenings for early detection of breast cancer, and last year's Spalidays made possible two free skin screening clinics at LRGH.

"This past Spalidays event brought to light the issue of mental health in our community, and funds raised will be directed to help patients at LRGHealthcare who may be struggling with a mental health diagnosis," explains Zyla. "The team at the Cascade Spa is very proud to support LRGHealthcare once again, which will in turn benefit their patients – our friends and neighbors."

"We are incredibly grateful to Martha Zyla, everyone at Cascade Spa and Mill Falls, the many vendors, local businesses and guests who helped to make this year's Spalidays such a heartwarming and very successful event," adds LRGHealthcare Senior Psychiatric Services Program Director Stacy Sorrell.

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 Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:07

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One-act play competition at Newfound Regional High School on January 30

BRISTOL — Newfound Regional High School presents the annual One Act Play Competition on Friday, January 30 at 7 pm. Each of the four classes at NRHS will present a one act play for adjudication. Trophies are awarded for outstanding acting, directing, and best play.

Admission in $5 for students and $7 for adults. The emergency snow date is January 31.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:01

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N.H. Humane Society chili cook-off to begin at noon at Faro Italian Grille on Sun.

LACONIA — In the midst of a typical New Hampshire winter, while cold outside, all will be warm inside at Faro Italian Grille in the Weirs Beach on Sunday, January 25 at the Annual Chili Cook-Off contest from noon to 4 p.m. 

The family friendly event, will live entertainment courtesy of locally renown musician, Paul Warnick; admission is just $8 per person. Proceeds from the chili cook-off will be presented to Faro's charity of choice, the New Hampshire Humane Society.

The favorite and undefeated champions, The Looney Bin will be back to defend their bragging rights as creators of the Meanest Chili in the Lakes Region, but the title will be hotly, no pun intended, contested with other well-known eateries. Tasty chili will be offered by Annie's Café & Catering, Route 104 Diner, Shooters Tavern, T-Bones & Cactus Jack's, the Ballard House, and Faro Italian Grille.

Chili tasting will start promptly at 1p.m, with ballot card voting for the People's Choice. NHHS Executive Director, Marylee Gorham said, "We are thrilled and excited to be part of this event, and the recipients of the proceeds since it cements our relationship with our friends and stewards in the community and particularly Rich and Stephen Ray, owners of Faro Italian Grille at Weirs Beach."

Along with live music and the aromas of chili everywhere, NH Humane Society will run a 50/50 raffle. For more information about the event check the society website www.nhhumane.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:30

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Meredith Parks & Rec plans Red Sox trip

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks and Recreation Department will hold a trip to Fenway Park in Boston watch the Red Sox versus the Tampa Bay on Friday, July 31. Attendees will meet at the Meredith Community Center at 2:30 p.m. The coach bus will leave for the game at 3 p.m. for an estimated arrival time of 5:30 p.m. at Fenway for the 7:10 p.m. game.

This trip is open to both residents and non-residents until sold out. The fee is $75 per person for residents and $85 per person for non-residents. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We have bleacher seats in section 40 rows 3-6 reserved for the group. No refunds will be given. In the event of a rained out game, your ticket will be valid for the make-up game, however you will be responsible for yxour own transportation to the make-up game.

For more information or to book at ticket visit www.meredithnh.org or call 603-279-8197 for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 11:53

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