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‘Uncorked’ tickets now on sale

LACONIA —  Tickets are on sale for Lakes Region Uncorked, a unique fall fundraiser supporting Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) held at the Laconia Country Club on Saturday, November 1, 6-9 p.m.

Guests enjoy samples of locally made wine, mead, cider and beer, a variety of fine foods, desserts, and coffee. 'Uncorked' guests also can partake in a wine education and food preparation session, enjoy live music and participate in a silent auction.

"This event is clearly in line with LRCS' commitment and support of our local economy and entrepreneurs. It is the only tasting in the Lakes Region that features a collection of local area wine and beer vendors. Our sponsors and vendors are amazing in their support, generosity and enthusiasm. Uncorked was a fabulous event in its debut in 2013 and everyone is excited for this year's gala. I strongly suggest guests buy their tickets early!" commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director.

Vendors include: Canterbury Aleworks; Coffin Cellars Winery; Farnum Hill Ciders; Gilmanton Winery and Vineyard; Haunting Whisper Vineyard; Hermit Woods Winery; Newfound Lake Vineyards; Sap House Meadery; Squam Brewing; The Vineyard at Seven Birches and Woodstock Inn Brewery. Other vendors include The Beerkery; Curt's Caterers, Edible Arrangements, Woodshed Coffee; A Grape Affair; The Mill Fudge Factory and NH2O Spring Water.

Lakes Region Uncorked relies on the generosity and support of the business community for its fundraising success. Bank of New Hampshire is the event's Title Sponsor. Other sponsors include: LRGHealthcare; Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, CPAs; Melcher & Prescott Insurance- Grapes, Grains & Orchard Sponsors; Franklin Savings Bank- Wine & Dine in NH; Curt's Caterers of Gilford – Fine Foods; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England-Dessert Sponsor; Prescription Center –Silent Auction; LPL Financial- Music Sponsor and RMON Networks-Tasting Guide Sponsor.

Ticket proceeds benefit individuals, children and families with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries who receive core supports and services from LRCS and the children and families served by the LRCS Family Resource Center of Central NH. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, space permitting, and include admission to the tasting room, silent auction and wine and food education session. All ticket holders will receive a keepsake Uncorked wine glass and Tasting Guide. Participants must be 21 years or older for admittance.

To purchase tickets online by credit card visit uncorked2014.eventbrite.com, by Mail send checks payable to LRCS to: LRCS-Uncorked, PO Box 509, Laconia, NH 03247. Additional information and print brochures are available by contacting Joanne Piper Lang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 524-8811.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:40

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Nominations being accepted for Community Hero Award

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the general community for its Community Hero Awards to be presented next month, as well as nominations for its business activity awards to be presented early next year.

The Community Hero event, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, is being held to recognize individuals behind a business for their specific commitment and the impact they make to the Lakes Region community.

"In addition to the four Community Hero awards presented in past years," Chamber Executive Director Karmen Gifford announced, "we have added two very special new awards."

The Chamber will continue to recognize individuals with the Irwin Award, Hurst Award, J. Bart Conners Award and Young Professionals Award.

"This year, we will be presenting an award for public service and a student leader. As an advocate for workforce development and school-to-work, recognizing a student with inspiring entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership qualities is another opportunity to engage local students within our business community," said Gifford.

In January, the Chamber will present awards recognizing growth, new construction, renovation and community investment at the organization's Annual Meeting.

To learn more about the award criteria and to submit your nomination on-line, go to www.lakesregionchamber.org. For more information, call the Lakes Region Chamber at 603-524-5531.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:35

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Get on track to change your life with Wed. night Laconia Adult Education workshop

LACONIA — Are you unsure of what you want your life to be? Even if you do know what you want, are you struggling to figure out how to get it? Laconia Adult Education will be offering a four week workshop that might just help you get on track to change your life. Catherine Turgeon, Certified Life Coach and EFT Practitioner will the instructor for the workshop entitled Life Plan 101: From Dreaming to Doing. The class will meet on four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning on September 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Laconia High School.

The workshop will focus on tips to help participants to clarify and focus on what they truly want their life to be. Participants will be introduced to topics that will help them to identify their personal areas of interest, set goals to achieve the desired change and create an action plan to make it happen. Optional exercises for journaling will be suggested and brought in for discussion. The instructor will help individuals to identify what has been blocking them from moving forward in the ways they desire and use Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as tapping) to free the flow of positive personal growth. Participants will leave the workshop knowing techniques they may use on their own to continue progressing toward achieving their heart's desire!

To register or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education office at 603-524-5712.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:27

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Golden View Terrace assisted living facility opens

MEREDITH — Golden View Health Care Center has much to celebrate. The non-profit community recently opened a new assisted living wing, called The Terrace, which boasts many new and enhanced amenities including private suites with private baths and showers, living areas for visiting with family and friends, bistro style dining featuring fresh, seasonal dishes and signature items, comfortable outdoor living space, fitness options and wireless internet access throughout.

 Residents can choose from theatre excursions, guest speakers, musical concerts, scenic sightseeing tours and frequent on-site activities. In addition to the new assisted living option, Golden View's other assisted living option, The Inn, recently received another perfect state inspection from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human services.

"The Inn is proud to announce that our annual inspection met 100% of the standards again. Once a year, the facility undergoes an unannounced inspection to assure we are following the regulations that govern supported residential care facilities. The evaluation covers all aspects of the facilities operations, and I'm extremely pleased to announce to our staff, the residents and their families that the facility had received a deficiency free survey," said Administrator of The Inn and The Terrace, Heidi Murray.

The intensive evaluation included reviewing the facility's day-to-day operations, quality of care provided to residents, staff qualification, and facilities record keeping adherence to all state and federal mandates. The licensing inspector reviewed resident charts checking for accuracy and completeness. The inspector observed staff to verify the quality of resident care and compliance with medication supervision. Staff files were reviewed to verify compliance with licensing requirements including evidence of ongoing professional development. Finally, a tour and a complete inspection of our facility were undertaken.

"In all instances, we met or exceeded standards," Murray said.

But the celebrations didn't stop there. Residents of The Terrace and The Inn also celebrated their Golden View community through two National Assisted Living Week events. Residents of The Terrace attended a luncheon Wednesday, while residents of The Terrace and The Inn and their guests attended a concert of American standards on piano starring Ronnie Chase Friday.

To learn more about assisted living at Golden View, visit GoldenView.org or call (603) 279-8111.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:07

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