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Urgent care medical facility to open at Belknap Mall

BELMONT — ClearChoiceMD continues its expansion in New Hampshire when its open its third Urgent Care center in New Hampshire at its new state of the art facility at 96 Daniel Webster Highway in Belmont on Monday, December 1.

The Belmont location, near the Belknap Mall, is the third of four locations ClearChoiceMD is introducing to New Hampshire. The Portsmouth facility opened in October and the Lebanon center opened in November. The other location, in Keene, is scheduled to open later this month.

ClearChoiceMD, owned and operated by physicians, currently has four locations in Vermont (Berlin, St. Albans, Rutland, Brattleboro) and is also planning new facilities in South Burlington, VT and Scarborough, ME.

ClearChoiceMD treats urgent, non-life-threatening medical needs – from cold, flus, fevers, rashes, aches, pains and backaches to minor burns and cuts to simple broken bones - in a timely fashion and is open seven days a week, 12 hours a day. The average time from check-in to checkout is expected to be less than an hour. Appointments are not necessary.

All insurances are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid.  Self-pay visits are a flat $100, while X-rays, lab work or a procedure like stitches would be an additional $25-50.

ClearChoiceMD centers offer expert, affordable treatment for a wide range of medical needs in a facility equipped with X-ray capabilities, laboratory and pharmacy. Urgent Care centers help alleviate the burden on emergency room departments and offer patients care when their primary care physician in not immediately available. Urgent Care also offers many services which a doctor’s office may not provide like X-ray, stitches, IV fluids and IV medications.

“Emergency rooms are becoming overcrowded with patients who, through no fault of their own, either don’t have a primary care physician or can’t get in to see their PCP for an acute visit. The end result for the patient is a very costly and inconvenient trip to the Emergency Room,” ClearChoiceMD owner Dr. Marcus Hampers said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 01:15

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Irwin Auto gives 100 turkeys to St. Vincent de Paul pantry

LACONIA — With Thanksgiving right around the corner there are many families in the Lakes Region who need a little extra help around the holidays therefore, Irwin Automotive Group, of 59 Bisson Avenue, donated 100 turkeys to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

Staying true to Irwin's interest in being involved in the community, the donation of turkey's for Thanksgiving has become an annual tradition. The food pantry has a goal of receiving 800 turkeys in order to meet the demand this year. St Vincent DePaul is asking the Lakes Region community to show their support to their fellow neighbors. They are very thankful for Irwin's annual participation, and Irwin is "proud to be on the noble list of donors to such a worthy cause that directly impacts and supports the community," says, Chris Irwin Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group. The Irwin Automotive Group stands behind the community not only during holiday times, but is a true supporter throughout the year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 01:03

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Santa Land in Gilford is on Dec. 6

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department and Gilford Youth Center will be sponsoring the 6th Annual Santa Land Program on Friday, December 5th from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gilford Youth Center. 

This program offers area youth the opportunity to participate in some holiday themed games and activities leading up to taking their picture with Santa Claus. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:56

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‘Yes, Virginia, the Musical’ staged by Interlakes Summer Theatre Dec. 6 & 7

MEREDITH — Is there a Santa Claus? Children all around the world have been asking this question for centuries. In 1897, young Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to The New York Sun newspaper. Her quest for truth inspired one of the world's most famous editorials and helped an entire city believe.
Interlakes summer Theatre will present "Yes, Virginia, the Musical", Saturday, December 6th at 4:00 & 7:00 and Sunday December 7th at 3:00 at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith. Producing Artistic Director, Nancy Barry, Paul Gregg, from this summers "Big, The Musical", and fan favorite, Mikey LoBalsalmo, star alongside local youth in this musical based on the unforgettable true story. Bring the whole family, and celebrate the holidays with a little bit of magic.
All audience members are invited to join us before the show to write their own letters to Santa. Interlakes Theatre will collect the letters on behalf of Macy's, which will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter they receive this holiday season. There will also be a "Christmas Shoppe" where children (and adults) can choose and buy little presents for their friends and family.
Tickets are $20. for Adults and Seniors, $10. kids under 18. Seating is reserved and can be purchased in advance by calling 603-707-6035, or online at www.interlakestheatre.com, or at the door.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:48

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