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Ayers Joins Faith, Hope and Love Board

LACONIA — The Faith Hope and Love Foundation has announced that Hillary Ayers has joined its board of directors.

Ayers lives in Gilmanton and currently works as a NH certified level II Para Educator at the New Hampton Community School.She is an Americorps NCCC alumni volunteering for such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Trail Maintenance. She currently volunteers her time working with autistic children.

Ayers said that she looks forward to the opportunity to be part of a positive network of women making a difference in the community.

Co-Founder Laura Brusseau said that FHL is lucky to have Hillary. ''Her enthusiasm and passion for making a difference in the lives of children aligns perfectly with the mission of FHL to bring relief to children and youth suffering from poverty, hunger and homelessness and to bring them faith and love, so that they may accomplish all of their dreams.''

Up next for FHL is their annual scholarship due February 14 and their signature event- The 8th annual Gowns for Girls which will be held Saturday April 12 at the Meredith Bay Colony Club. The foundation will begin collecting dresses in March.

The Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation is a 501-c-3 not of profit organization. It was founded in 2006 by Jessica Dutille and Brusseau. Since 2006 they have awarded thousands of dollars to area youth in need.

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 11:37

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GMO issues explored in Genetic Roulette movie in Laconia tonight

LACONIA — NH Right to Know GMO will host a free viewing of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives at the Laconia Public Library tonight at 6:30 pm.

Genetic Roulette, an award-winning documentary by Jeffrey M. Smith, explores the potential dangers created by the growing use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Approximately 70-80% of all processed foods contain at least one genetically modified ingredient.

This movie explores a long list of serious health concerns that have been associated with genetically engineered foods. Although admittedly speculative, these claims are supported by citations of investigative reports and discussions with a wide range of physicians, scientists and activists. The film also reports the intertwined relationship between the US government and the biotech industry, and raises questions as to whom, exactly, is responsible for the safety of our foods?

64 countries including Japan, China, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Syria and the entire European Union already mandate the labeling of GMOs. Polls consistently show that a significant majority of Americans want to know if the food they're purchasing contains GMOs. Approximately 26 states have bills pending with state legislators, which will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Two states, Connecticut and Maine have passed labeling laws, although they have not yet taken effect.

New Hampshire legislators will vote on a bill that would give NH citizens the Right to Know what is in the foods they eat. HB660 would require labels to be placed on retail foods which have been genetically engineered or contain ingredients that have been genetically engineered.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 11:22

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LRGH Auxiliary Offers Tree of Love Remembrance Service

LACONIA — The LRGH Auxiliary Tree of Love is offered every holiday season, and involves placing an angel, decorated by local school children, on a tree displayed in the LRGH Atrium.

The highlight of the Tree of Love is the remembrance service, which includes the reading of names on each angel hanging on the tree.

"The Tree of Love is one of our most popular and rewarding fundraising efforts," says LRGH Auxiliary President Nancy Paterno. "The holiday season is a time to celebrate family and friends, past and present and the Tree of Love is a great way to remember and honor our loved ones. Personally, I have more than a dozen angels on the tree, including three for very special family pets."

The Remembrance Service will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 1 p.m. in the atrium at LRGH, and all are welcome to attend.

If you would like to purchase an angel for the Tree of Love, visit the LRGH Gift Shop. Angels are $3 each, and proceeds benefit the LRGH Auxiliary to help fund programs and services at LRGHealthcare, which benefit the community. Any questions, call the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop at 524-3211, ext. 3172.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 11:18

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Calvary Concert at Baptist Church on Dec 15

TILTON — A free Christmas Concert entitled "Celebrate His Incarnation" will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Tilton.

For more information call 536-4022.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 11:08

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