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Franklin VNA spaghetti dinner on Oct. 8

FRANKLIN – Franklin VNA & Hospice will be having a spaghetti dinner at the Tilt'n Diner on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.

For each plate of spaghetti sold, the VNA will get $5 to support its Hospice program.

The Hospice program is a special concept of care provided by a team-oriented group of specially trained professionals and volunteers. The primary goal of Hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort and dignity in the familiar surroundings of the patient's home and family. The VNA of Franklin's Hospice program covers residents of the local area and benefits many families.

The Hospice program is self-funded, with fund-raising being one of its major sources of revenue.

For further information on the dinner or about the Hospice program itself, please call Franklin VNA at (603)934-3454.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:37

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Summit Health hosting art exhibit

BELMONT — The artwork of a physically disabled man currently receiving rehabilitation therapy will be on display during a special exhibit at a local rehabilitation facility.

The paintings of Tim "Zeke" Marcoux will be on display Sunday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Summit Health, 8 Corporate Drive, off Route 106.

Marcoux is a special education teacher, who lost the use of his left side -- arms and legs -- due to a heart attack and stroke. He is now in rehabilitation, improving, and working hard to recover and teach again. The stroke has affected how he sees colors, which he describes as vivid. For this reason exhibit organizers have titled the event Vivid Afternoon Gallery.



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Gilford Historical Society buildings will be open for tours on Saturday

GILFORD — Open houses at two of Gilford's historical buildings will take place Saturday, Oct. 4.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the 1857 Grange Building at 8 Belknap Mountain Road (opposite the Village Store) and the 1838 Rowe House at 24 Belknap Mountain Road (beside the elementary school) will be open for tours. This will be the last open house until the Candlelight Stroll on Dec. 13.

Officials with the Gilford Historical Society report that during the past three open houses (the first Saturdays in July-September) and during Old Home Day increasing numbers of parents have been bringing their children and sharing a learning experience, what life would have been like for them in the 1800s and early 1900s, before there was electricity. A "sneak preview" at what our building exhibits look like is available by going online to gilfordhistoricalsociety.org.

At the Grange, visitors see the Homestead Home where they can imagine what it was like living in a one-room homestead when Gilford was first settled. In another part of the building is the Store laid out much as village store might have looked in 1857.

The Rowe House started out as a simple homestead for the Rowe family has been improved and is now a brick cape. Some of the items on display in the house show how adult and children amused themselves, long before there was electricity or video games. For example, visitors can look through a stereoscope and learn how it worked.

There are also a few collectible items, mainly dishes, for sale in the Rowe house ell. Proceeds from the sale of these items helps support the Rowe House Restoration Project.


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Enterprise Center workshop Tuesday on creating a solid business foundation

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth's (ECP) Small Business Start Up Series will begin the hard work of helping entrepreneurs and small business owners put their ideas on paper to plan their dreams of business ownership. Tuesday, October 7, from 8:00-10:00 a.m., in the large conference room at the ECP, Michael Tentnowski, the Director of the ECP, will introduce attendees to the fundamentals of creating a business.

In this session, Michael will review the business plan, its use, and importance in creating a successful business. He'll also discuss in detail various ownership structures, best practices to describe a business, and the types of management and/or partnerships that might be considered. These are the nuts and bolts of how a business is built to operate...the Foundation.

The Small Business Start Up Series is an 8-part series of workshops designed to walk entrepreneurs and small business owners through the steps and stages of creating a business and or preparing to take their business to the next level.

The workshops to follow include Market Research, Finance Your Business, The Marketing Plan, Manage the Money (Cash is King: And Other Ways to Operate a Successful Business), How to Generate Sales, and What's the Next Step?

The remaining programs in the series will run November through May (excluding January) on the first Tuesday of each month and will cover the basics of developing, operating, managing, and growing a small business with the goal of a completed business plan for those who attend most or all eight sessions. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can choose one, several, or the entire series of programs taught by professors from Plymouth State University, area professionals, and counselors from the Small Business Administration, SCORE, and Small Business Development Center of NH.

Individual workshops are offered at $20 per person per event or $100 per person for the series. For additional information, click the seminars page on the ECP's website (www.enterprisecenternh.com), call the ECP office at 535-3222, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

As part of an ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. ECP is an incubator/accelerator that provides a one-stop shop of services and referrals to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through all aspects of business acumen. For more information, contact the ECP at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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