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Lyme disease conference Saturday in Laconia

LACONIA — Lyme disease is the most significant public health threat of our time, and yet it goes undiagnosed and untreated for months, and often years. New England states have some of the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country, and thousands of residents suffer each day from debilitating symptoms.

Join us for a day of discussion and discovery on Saturday, September 27, Noon – 5 pm at the Beane Conference Center.
Featured speaker are Daniel Cameron, MD, PHD; Lynn Durand, MD; Steve Clark, NP; Sheila Zakre, Attorney.
Open to the public. $5 donation suggested.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:31

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Guided tours of Meredith Sculpture Walk offered on Saturdays

MEREDITH — A Meredith Sculpture Walk group has been formed and will offer guided tours of the Meredith Sculpture Walk in Meredith on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tours will start on Saturday, September 27 and will meet in the Mill Falls Marketplace lower parking lot entrance off of Main Street. 

Sponsored by the Greater Meredith Program, the Meredith Sculpture Walk is committed to developing awareness and enjoyment of public art in Meredith for residents and visitors. It is a year-round, outdoor, juried exhibition featuring works by eighteen New England artists.
The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. Organizations, clubs and school groups may be scheduled by appointment by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or calling 279-9015.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:20

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Bone marrow registry info session at Lakes Region Community College on October 15

 LACONIA -- Lakes Region Community College's (LRCC) Compassionate Advocates for Reform and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Society is sponsoring a "Be The Match," information session about donating bone marrow on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in LRCC's Center for Arts and Technology Academic Commons.

"Be The Match" Registry members, Kathryn "Kat" Rapp and Jackie Mcloon will discuss their personal experiences with the bone marrow donor process.

"'Be The Match' facilitates thousands of bone marrow transplants annually," says Rapp. "The 'Be The Match' Registry is the world's largest and most diverse donor registry. They have 11 million potential marrow donors on the 'Be The Match' Registry and access to 22.5 million donors worldwide. It is a great organization of people who care deeply about one another."

The Information Session will precede the actual LRCC C.A.R.E. Marrow Donor Day to be held in LRCC's Turner Building Cafeteria on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.

"At the October 21 Bone Marrow Drive, those interested in joining the Registry complete paperwork which includes contact information and a brief health history, and a cheek swab is done," says LRCC C.A.R.E. Advisor, Linda Ferruolo. "No blood is taken and there is no out-of-pocket cost for someone who wants to join the "Be The Match" Registry.

For additional information about the "Be The Match" Information Session on October 15, contact "Be The Match" Account Executive, Jennifer St. Peter at (401) 248-5762. One may also email St. Peter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:46

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Gilmanton Food Pantry begins winter hours on October 13


GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will begin operating on a winter schedule beginning Monday, Oct. 13.

The new winter hours will be Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop will be closed on Mondays throughout the winter.

During October the thrift shop will be selling women's pants at a price of two pairs for $1. Everything else in the shop will be on sale at half price.

The pantry and thrift shop can be reached by calling 603-364-0114, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilmantonCommunityChurch.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:10

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