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Something Magical Coming to Lavinia's on June 6

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor will sponsor a Wine and Words with author Katrina Kenison on Friday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at Lavinia's Restaurant in Center Harbor.

Kenison will be discussing her new book, "Magical Journey." Tickets are $30 which includes the book price, along with wine & treats prepared by Lavinia's.
In "Magical Journey," Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon. This intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, "Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?"

A graduate of Smith College, Katrina Kenison spent many years working in publishing, first as a literary editor at Houghton Mifflin Company in New York and Boston, and then, from 1990 through 2006, as the series editor of the best-selling The Best American Short Stories anthology. "Magical Journey" is her fifth published book and her columns have also appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Woman's Day, Real Simple, Country Living, Family Circle, Redbook, and other publications. A Reiki practitioner, gardener, and yoga teacher, Katrina lives with her family in rural New Hampshire.


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Green Your Fleet! Petroleum Reduction Workshop June 6t

LACONIA —  The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition invites fleet managers, businesses and the public to attend its third Green Your Fleet! workshop. This all-day alternative fuel and vehicle event will be held on Friday, June 6, at the Lakes Region Community College campus, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia.

The transportation sector used more than 70 percent of all the oil consumed in the United States in 2012, with just under half of our nation's oil coming from foreign sources ($300 billion imported). Over half of the air pollution in the Northeast is generated by transportation.

More and more private and government fleets are seeking ways to reduce fuel costs, while also reducing their organization's carbon footprint. Green Your Fleet! provides information and exhibits on an array of options and practices designed to reduce petroleum use.

The event features a welcome from NH State Senator Andrew J. Hosmer and keynote address from Tim Myhaver of Ryder Truck. Discussion panels and breakout sessions complete the day.

Green Your Fleet! also displays an impressive array of vehicles, from electric and hybrid-electric cars to large trucks and buses that run on electricity, propane and natural gas; each accompanied by its driver ready to answer questions.

The event is free and requires pre-registration. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.granitestatecleancities.nh.gov/calendar/2014/documents/green-your-fleet.pdf

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Pasquaney Garden Club Meeting on Tuesday, May 20

BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club will hold its May meeting on Tuesday May 20 at the Bristol Baptist church. Hospitality will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the business meeting starting at 10. The meetings are always open to the public and this month's meeting will concentrate on the planning for the town plantings.

The Pasquaney Garden Club plants the floral displays from the recreation path through the town and at the signs for the entrances to the town. The club members also maintain most of these plantings. In keeping with that theme the demonstration program at the meeting will be a presentation of container gardening by several of the club's Master Gardeners. .

Bristol's Butterfly Garden is the beautiful creation of the club and is maintained by its members.  The garden is located behind the Minot- Sleeper Library on the banks of the Newfound River. The next two planned workshops in the Butterfly Garden are on Tuesday, June 10 and Tuesday, July 17.

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Dr. Walkley named head of state physicians chapter

LACONIA — Local hospital official Dr. Peter W. Walkley has been named head of New Hampshire Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Walkley, an internal medicine specialist, was named to a four-year term to the ACP, the national organization of internists. His term began during the ACP's annual scientific meeting held recently in Orlando, Fla.

As an ACP governor, Walkley will supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees, and preside at regional meetings. He will also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.

A resident of Laconia, Walkley is the medical director of population health management at LRGHealthcare. He formerly served as LRGH's chief medical officer.

Walkley earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, and his Medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He has been a fellow of ACP since 2011. The main areas of professional interest for Walkley include quality and patient safety.

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