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Lakes Region Singers plan concerts on May 2 & 4

GILFORD — Tthe Lakes Region Singers will greet Spring with two performances offering a crowd-pleasing blend of tender love songs and memorable show tunes in two performances,– one on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m., and one on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. These concerts are open to the public, with a suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family, to help cover expenses. They will take place at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11-A in Gilford.

At each performance, the Adult Chorus will feature some poems set to music, including "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns, "I Loved You" by Alexander Pushkin, "Set Me As a Seal" from the Song of Solomon, and a jazzy version of "Dear Heart" composed by Henry Mancini and made famous by Andy Williams. The Youth Chorus will perform an arrangement of "Double Trouble" from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, plus a beautiful original piece, "Will You Teach Me." They will join with the adults in the festive "Come Celebrate the Music" by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. Other adult pieces will include Joseph Martin's rousing "Come to the Music," and a quirky musical arrangement of the poem "Jabberwocky" with unusual "orchestral" sound effects. The concert will conclude with both youth and adult singers performing a dynamic medley of favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musicals, ending with the heartfelt "May the Road Rise to Meet You" blessing.

Once again, pianist Kelly Cleveland of Belmont will accompany the group with her keyboard talents. Among the guest musicians for these performances will be Phil Breton on oboe and Alison Witham on piccolo and flute.

Directed by Karen Jordan of Laconia, the Lakes Region Singers have been entertaining this area with spring and winter concerts since 1992. The chorale consists of over 40 dedicated community singers from Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, and Belmont.

According to Jordan: "Both adult and youth choruses have been hard at work over this long winter. We are ready to celebrate the coming of spring with our varied and exciting program. I can promise some surprises that will definitely bring a smile to all who attend!" For more information, call the director at 524-0835 or 998-8545, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:25

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workshop discusses ECP Employeevs. Contractor April 17

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) is pleased to present the next workshop in the Small Business Legal Series with Devine Millimet: Employee vs. Contractor on Thursday, April 17, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Peg O’Brien, of the legal firm Devine Millimet, will provide an overview of the differences between an employee and a contractor. With the government cracking down on misclassification, O'Brien will discuss various tests that a business must satisfy in order to successfully classify a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee.

Following this workshop, a Devine Millimet lawyer will be available for consultations at the ECP. As a shareholder of the firm Devine Milliment, and chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, O’Brien represents both public and private employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Her extensive experience in all phases of employment matters range from best employment hiring practices to claims of discrimination, background checks, workplace privacy issues, government audits, employee misconduct, and more.

Servicing a broad spectrum of industries, O'Brien's clients range from healthcare to auto dealerships, local government to non-profit, and a variety of small businesses. Well published and a frequent speaker, Peg shares her knowledge with organizations and publications as well as the boards she serves.

This event is offered at no cost to attendees, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat by clicking the “Seminars” page on the ECP website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:22

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Christine Dzujna, Nancy Paterno honored at 12th Annual Meeting of LRGHealthcare

MEREDITH –  During LRGHealthcare's 12th Annual Meeting of its members held on April 2nd at Church Landing, two recipients were honored with the 2014 Rhoda C. Ladd and Sally Proctor Awards, which are given annually to individuals who give of themselves to improve the community's healthcare system. On behalf of LRGHealthcare, President & CEO Tom Clairmont presented the Franklin based, Sally Proctor Award to Christine Dzujna and the Laconia based, Rhoda C. Ladd Award to Nancy Paterno.

Upon her move to Franklin, Christine Dzujna quickly took an active role in the community and Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH). Dzujna served as President of the Franklin Auxiliary for five years and, through her hard work and leadership, helped revive the Auxiliary. Now serving as FRH's Gift Shop Manager, she is known for her positive attitude and strong sense of commitment to serving the community of Franklin and Franklin Regional Hospital.

A long time volunteer at Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH), Nancy Paterno has served on the Gift Shop Committee and has taken lead roles in other volunteer programs including the Flower Program and the Crisis Closet. Serving as the LRGH Auxiliary President the last 4 years, she's been a driving force in moving the Auxiliary forward and building upon the strong organization it is today. Those who know Paterno find her upbeat personality and willingness to help contagious, and in all her years as a volunteer, her commitment to LRGH has never wavered.

In addition to the awards, presentations were given on several process improvement programs to match this year's Annual Meeting theme, "Navigating the Future of Healthcare." The meeting focused on topics related to helping people in the LRGHealthcare communities adapt to the changing environment of healthcare. LRGHealthcare has already implemented several process improvement programs that are proving to be beneficial to the care process. Programs discussed included BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults Through Safe Transitions), Embedded Care Coordination, Emergency Room Patient Navigation, and Pharmacy Initiatives in Care Coordination. In addition, reports on medical staff and finances were presented; both with positive outlooks.

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Gilford will observe National Library Week

GILFORD — This week, April 14th -18th is National Library Week at the Gilford Public Library. This year's theme is Lives Change at  Your Library, and the week will be packed full of activities for patrons of all ages.

Check out the book display for great reads featuring life changing events or view a Day in the Life of GPL, a video montage composed of snapshots taken throughout a typical day at the Library. National Library Week is also Amnesty Week, and 50% of fines will be forgiven. Every person who checks out an item during the week will also be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the week.
On Wednesday, April 16 the Library will host an Edible Book Contest. Just choose a favorite book and bake or cook an edible rendition of the book. Submit entries on April 16 between 9 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. Books and food creations will be on display in the Meeting Room until 4 p.m. when the judging will commence and prizes will be awarded.
At 11 a.m. each day, the library will have a visit from the Police, Marine Patrol, a School Bus Driver, Firefighters, or a Snow Groomer. These special guests will bring their vehicles along for children to check out. Stop by the Library to learn more about programming during National Library Week.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 10:10

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