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Genesis Behavioral Health Holds 48th Annual Meeting & Fundraising Auction

LACONIA — The Board of Directors of Genesis Behavioral Health will hold their 48th Annual Meeting, "Changing Perceptions, Building Support," on Tuesday, October 28, at 5:30 pm at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia.

John T. Broderick, Jr., former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and Dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, will provide the keynote address. He is the current Executive Director of the Warren B. Rudman Center and Warren B. Rudman Chair.

"Mental illness knows no barriers, follows no rules, and impacts families and the community," said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health, "The reality of the illness is hard to imagine for those who have not lived it. We are honored to have John Broderick join us to deliver this message. New Hampshire is fortunate to have him as a champion for mental health awareness."

As is its tradition, Genesis Behavioral Health will present the 2014 Helen Holbrook Leadership and Service Award and the Dr. George "Pete" Harris Community Service Award at the Annual Meeting. The Holbrook Award is given to an individual who leads by example and gives of themselves to strengthen the cause of mental health in the Lakes Region, while the Harris Award is presented to an individual who promotes increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues in the Lakes Region through educating the public.

Genesis Behavioral Health will also showcase its 4th annual fundraising and awareness auction at the event. "Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 to support mental health programs and services for over 3,600 Lakes Region residents," said Kristen Welch, Director of Development & Communications, "Auction items will be on display at the annual meeting and mobile bidding will be available for on-site bids. We are grateful for the support and generosity of our many donors and bidders. This event is not possible without our sponsors, including 98.3 LNH, WEMJ, 104.9 The Hawk, Bank of New Hampshire, Northway Bank, Proforma Piper Printing, and LWSI."

The auction runs online 24/7 and ends on October 29 at 10:00 pm. To view the items, make a bid or cash donation, sign up for email updates or refer a friend, visit www.biddingforgood.com/genesisbh.

Members of the community who wish to attend the Annual Meeting should RSVP to Kristen Welch at 524-1100, ext. 445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the state of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at www.genesisbh.org. Find Genesis Behavioral Health on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates and information.

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Worry Free Property Management and RE/Max Bayside hosting Business After Hours on Wednesday


LACONIA — The owners, staff and agents of Worry Free Property Management and Restoration and RE/MAX Bayside Real Estate are joining together to welcome the community to Business After Hours on Wednesday, October 29th. The event will be held at their Laconia offices located at 423 Main Street in the heart of downtown from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For several years RE/MAX Bayside and Worry Free have occupied the building at the junction of Route 106/Main Street and Routes 3 & 11(Court Street/Union Avenue).

Chris Kelly, co-owner of RE/MAX Bayside said, "Our companies share more than just a business location. Our businesses both focus on serving the community by providing assistance to residential and commercial property owners with property maintenance, real estate sales and rentals, restoration services, and much more. Our companies have established a fantastic working relationship which benefits all of our clients. "

Tim Doucette, owner of Worry Free Property Management and Restoration added, "Worry Free prides itself on being property owners one source for all their commercial or residential property needs. Whether it's cleaning, restoration, building, or general maintenance, we do it all. Our team of dedicated, certified professionals works directly with clients to ensure their property is well cared for and partners with businesses, like RE/MAX Bayside, to provide services for their clients as well."

For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.lakesregionchamber.org.

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Senior group making caramel

GILFORD —  The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, October 27th. We will meet at the Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. as Grace Herbert shares her delicious caramel recipe. Participants should plan to bring a lunch and join us for this sweet treat. Participants are asked to RSVP by Friday, October 24th.

For more information or to RSVP,  contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

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Brooks Brothers store accepting donations of coats

TILTON — Participating in the One Warm Coat program for the second year is the Brooks Brothers store at the Tanger Outlet. They will be collecting gently used coats for Santa Fund of The Greater Lakes Region from October 21st through October 27.

Donors will receive an additional 25% off a new outerwear item when they donate a gently worn coat at the local Brooks Brothers store. Some exclusions apply.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that assists in the donation of coats. One Warm Coat helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them free, to people in need.


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