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Aspen Dental Opens New Practice In Tilton

TILTON — A new Aspen Dental office opened in Tilton on Thursday, January 30. Located at 17 Lowes Drive, the conveniently located practice will provide dental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration.

Dr. Young Chan Park, lead dentist at the Tilton office, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. Dr. Park looks forward to meeting the Tilton community and providing much needed access to high-quality dental care and education.

The Tilton practice, located in Belknap County, marks the 11th Aspen Dental-branded location in New Hampshire, a state where 4 out of 10 of the counties (including Belknap County) have dental health professional shortage areas as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

According to a study conducted in 2013 by Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, each new Aspen Dental-branded office supports local community growth by contributing more than $1.3 million in positive economic impact through job creation and capital investment. The local community benefits through investment in office construction, furniture and fixtures; jobs created and wages and benefits paid; taxes; and investment in marketing and advertising.

In addition to offering patients the choice of seven styles of Aspen Dental's exclusive ComfiDents® brand full and partial dentures, Aspen Dental will provide comprehensive exams, hygiene services, treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, extractions, fillings, oral surgery, whitening, and crown and bridge work. The office features digital radiography and offers advanced screening for oral cancer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:02

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Belmont Baseball Sets Signup Dates

BELMONT — Belmont Baseball Organization is holding registrations for the Cal Ripken 2014 season on the following dates and times at Belmont Elementary School for all Belmont and Canterbury residents:

Saturday, February 1 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, February 12, 5-6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 12 5-6:30 p.m.

Dues per player are $30 for Tee Ball, $40 for Coach Pitch and $50 for Minors and Majors, if there are 2 or more players per family there is a $5 discount per player.

New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate and all players must bring proof of residency. Any player born prior to May 1, 2010 and on or after May 1, 2001 is eligible for Cal Ripken Baseball League competition. Registration, Medical Release and Volunteer forms are available at time of registration and a valid government issued photo ID is required for all volunteers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:00

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Two from Lakes Region join Children's Trust Board of Directors

CONCORD — Two residents of the Lakes Region,  Sarah Fox, JD, of Sanbornton, and Stacey Savage, RN, BSN, CPEN,  of Wolfeboro, have joined the board of directors of the NH Children's Trust, the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA).

Fox grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and still calls it home. She earned a degree in elementary education from Boston University, and early in her career taught in Ecuador, Inter-lakes Elementary School and as a child care director. During this time, she served as a CASA volunteer, providing a voice for abused/neglected children in court.

The experience inspired her to pursue a career in child advocacy and she went to University of New Hampshire School of Law where she graduated with a JD and a Masters of Education Law. She worked at the Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education as an Education Consultant. From 2007 to 2011, she worked as the the Court Improvement Project Training Specialist for the Family Division and she currently serves as the Circuit Court Coordinator. Fox is a 2012 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. She has been a foster mother to three great children - an experience which has proved to be her most challenging and rewarding endeavor.
Born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Savage moved to Wolfeboro in 1999 with her husband. She has three children and two grandchildren. She became a nurse in 1997 and has primarily worked in Emergency Nursing. Having been on the Board of the NH Emergency Nurses Association since 2009, she served as President in 2012-2013. She has been active in advocacy work for emergency care as well as mental health.
NH Children's Trust advances its mission of leading the drive to eliminate child abuse and neglect by promoting universal prevention programs with the general population, and secondary prevention strategies targeted to individuals or families where there is a higher risk of maltreatment. Programs are focused on young children and families, collaborative in nature and likely to have a lasting impact in the elimination of child abuse and neglect.

NH Children's Trust plays a key role in providing training, technical assistance, resources, evaluation and accreditation support to direct service programs. The organization strivse to improve systems and public policies to support healthy outcomes for children. In addition, NH Children's Trust works to engage the general public, community, business, religious and parent leaders in taking actions to eliminate child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:57

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John Anderson Presents White Mountain National Forest Photography

PLYMOUTH — Pease Public Library will present John Anderson, local photographer and Plymouth State University professor, showing his videos and discussing his experience as "artist in residence" for the White Mountain National Forest through the Arts Alliance and the US Forest Service on Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the library's Community Room.

Anderson's photographs of this period will be displayed on the walls in the main floor of the library for the month of February.

Anderson has been creating art for 35 years, saying art has always been "quiet and peaceful." His art is influenced by an integrated art process called a "Sit-See" where students draw what they find in nature where they are sitting. Anderson, however, instead of drawing, uses a camera and lights to show off his observations. The smallest detail, contrast of color and shape, subtle color variations and translucency, and tactile quality drive a never-ending amazement and fascination of the natural world.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:51

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