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Inter-Lakes Alumni Group to Mark 90th Anniversary

MEREDITH — The Meredith/ I-L Alumni Association committee has been working very hard on plans for the upcoming Annual Alumni Gathering on June 1 at Church Landing in Meredith. The Association was begun by the Senior Class of 1924 and this year the Association will celebrate it's 90th Anniversary.
The Senior Class notes from 1924 state that, "Mr. Nelson appointed a committee of five from the Senior Class to take charge and make plans for "Alumni Day". It was from this first committee that the idea of an Alumni Association began and the rest is history, as the saying goes.
The Annual Gathering has been a part of the Alumni Association for many years, and in the early years of the Association the event was held in the Grange Hall at noon, the same day as graduation. Later the annual meeting was changed to being held in the evening, the day before graduation. Over the years this event was at times held at the old Town Hall, and on one occasion it was held at the Wakitatina Restaurant.
In honor of this special year and in recognition of the Class of 1924 the price for this year's event has been reduced to $ 19.24.
The Association also wants to say a heartfelt "Thank You" to all those alumni who have donated to the annual "Giving Letter", which supports the Alumni Scholarship Drive for deserving seniors at Inter-Lakes High School. There are three- $1,000.00 scholarships given out each year through the generosity of alumni. Donations can be sent to The Alumni Association, PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:28

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Heifetz on Tour in Wolfeboro, Saturday April 5

WOLFEBORO — Wolfeboro Friends of Music continue the opportunity for Lakes Region listeners to welcome back and hear outstanding graduates of the Heifetz International Music Institute which resided in Wolfeboro on the campus of Brewster Academy for ten years from 2002 to 2011. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Arts Center and is sponsored by Points North Financial Consulting Services.
Established in 1996 the Heifetz Institute has taken its place in the top tier of world-class summer music programs in the United States.
Originally established in Maryland, the Institute moved in 2002 to the Brewster Academy where it flourished and quickly rose to a new plateau. The organization moved its complete program to Staunton, Virginia for the 2012 season and is now officially known as Heifetz International Music Institute at Mary Baldwin College.
On April 5 the following Heifetz Institute graduates will be performing:
Russian born violinist Katharina Kang is currently a student of Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec in the Manhattan School of Music, New York. She has performed as a soloist with leading symphonies throughout Europe and has placed first at numerous national and international competitions.
Philadelphia native Michael Casimir began his viola studies at Oberlin Conservatory and is currently a second year undergraduate at Juilliard. He has been a featured soloist nationally, including 2012 and 2013 Heifetz Institute performances, and internationally in South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Spain and Greece.
Born in Togliatti, Russia, cellist Dmitry Volkov graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Also a prizewinner in many international and national competitions, including the Heifetz Institute of Music Concerto Competition (2009), he is currently an Artist-in-residence at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.
Joining these Heifetz graduates will be Russian born pianist Dina Vainshtein who is affiliated with the New England Conservatory and the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts.
This is the seventh of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:23

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Obamacare Information Session March 19 in Plymouth


PLYMOUTH — Patty Stewart and Associates, in partnership with the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, will host an informational session about registering for a new healthcare plan on Wednesday, March 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Pease Public Library.

Still baffled by the new healthcare program? Not sure how to apply or which plan to choose? Now is your chance to ask those questions before the March 31 deadline.

As a professional health insurance broker, helping individuals and businesses compare available plans within New Hampshire, Patty Stewart and Associates educates and guides each client to the plan that suits their needs and budget.

0The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the business community by promoting the greater Plymouth area as a unique place to live, work, and play; recognizing its business, social, and economic opportunities. For more information about the Brown Bag Seminars, or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce  contact the Chamber office at 536-1001, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Speare Introduces Workplace Wellness Program

PLYMOUTH — For Ramandeep "Deep" Davis, a pharmacy technician at Speare Memorial Hospital, it was seeing herself in vacation pictures that made her take action. Norma Shields, medical technologist in the Laboratory, saw her new position at Speare as a as an opportunity to make other life changes as well. Over the previous 10 years, she saw her weight, blood pressure and blood sugar creep up. As a result of ongoing support from Speare's Certified Health Coach Janette Gaumer, Norma and Deep have a combined total weight loss of more than 60 pounds. They are maintaining their weight loss and exercise programs to this day.

These are two of the many employee success stories Speare Memorial Hospital has realized as a result of implementing a workplace wellness program over the last four years. It began in 2010 when the Hospital became tobacco free and tied-in savings to employees' health insurance premium for being non-smokers. It has grown from there to include health risk assessments which include measurement of blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, height, weight. Employees meet with wellness coaches to review their results and are encouraged to seek support from our own health professionals.

Now Speare wants to help businesses invest in a healthy work force with a new Workplace Wellness program. According to a 2012 report by the Wellness Council for America, businesses save $3 for every $1 invested in employee wellness. Among the benefits for your organization are:

· enhanced productivity,

· lower health care costs,

· decreased rates of illness and injury,

· reduced employee absenteeism,

· improved employee morale.

This doesn't include the individual employee benefits of decreased stress, improved self-image, physical fitness and health, as well as, weight loss.

Together Speare's registered dietitians and registered nurses have developed a comprehensive program aimed at promoting your employees' personal healthy eating and active living goals. Choose between the five-week Know Your Numbers option or customize a program that best suits your organization's health and wellness needs.

To learn more and get started on the road to Workplace Wellness, download the brochure off the Speare website, www.spearehospital.com, or contact our wellness experts at (603) 238-2244 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speare Memorial Hospital —a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire—is nationally ranked as a HealthStrongTM: Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Visit online at www.spearehospital.com and join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:15

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