Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health announces award winners

TILTON — The Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health (LRPPH) conducted its 2014 Annual Meeting on September 25 at the Tilton Sports Center. The agenda included a presentation on "Climate Change: Implications for the Public's Health" by keynote speaker: Matt Cahillane, NH Division of Public Health Services and a presentation of the Public Health Champion Awards.

The Public Health Champion Award (Individual Category) went to Jana Mills for her dedication in preparing healthy foods and providing nutritional education for children and staff at the Lakes Region Child Care Center sites serving the Greater Lakes Region.

The Public Health Champion Award (Worksite Category) went to Watts Water Technologies in Franklin for implementing a smoke free workplace policy and providing employees resources needed to quit and for their participation in efforts to promote a substance abuse free community.

The Public Health Champion Award (Community Category) went to the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force for building partnerships, utilizing environmental strategies and promoting policies to support a drug and alcohol free youth and family environment.

Wesley Woods hosting Oct. 7 vaccination clinic

GILFORD — A Flu Shot / Pneumonia Shot/ Shingle Shot Clinic wil be held at Wesley Woods  October 7th starting at 9:30 a.m.

A pharmacist and Wellness Ambassador from Rite Aid will be on site in the Wesley Woods Community Room at the First United Methodict Church administering any of the above vaccines for the 2014 – 2015 flu season. Participants should bring their Medicare and/or Insurance information. There is no cost for this clinic.

No RSVPs necessary but they are encouraged. Contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to reserve your spot today.

Seminar at Taylor Community Thursday about starting & growing your own business

LACONIA — With an emphasis on planning, management, finance, and resources, Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), will offer methods and tools to help build and grow a small business as he presents Start and Grow Your Small Business on Thursday, October 9, from 8:00-10:00 a.m., at the Taylor Community in Laconia.

This seminar is the first in a series of 8 to be held at the Taylor Community as part of an educational series for small business owners and entrepreneurs presented by the Enterprise Center at Plymouth and sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank. Each program, taught by professors from Plymouth State University, small business resource counselors, and area professionals, will be offered on the second Thursday of the month (October to May) from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Woodside Building.

Learn the fundamentals of a simplified business plan, pricing strategies, and cash flow as Michael teaches simple, cost-effective tips to help move a business forward while sharing his insights and knowledge from 20 years of experience assisting entrepreneurs. Discover why you are the right person for the venture and what it takes to be successful.

Thanks to our generous sponsor, Meredith Village Savings Bank, this event is offered at no cost to attendees. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website,, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the Director of an Incubator, Director of a Physical Science Institute, Vice President of an E-commerce energy-trading platform, graduate level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers, culminated in co-authoring "The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide". With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. The bank and its employees are inspired by MVSB's core values: respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and stewardship. These values are intrinsic to every decision made at the bank and are illustrated by the high priority they place on trust, quality service, and commitment to community support. MVSB strives to make the communities it serves a better place to work and live. More information can be found at

As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. The 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..

This program is supported by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Belknap and Grafton Counties.


Laconia historical & museum society awarded conservation project grant


LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society has received notification that it has had been awarded a Cultural Conservation Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to support the conservation of the Moulton Opera House grand drape theater curtain.

The Laconia Historical and Museum Society, The City of Laconia and The Laconia Public Library will work together to complete this project. Under the guidance of "Curtains without Borders", an organization dedicated to documenting and preserving historic painted stage scenery, conservation work is scheduled to begin the week of October 20. The public is encouraged to stop by to view the work in progress during normal library hours that week. Those interested in assisting with the conservation work are asked to call Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603-527-1278. There are limited positions available on a first come, first serve basis.

"This is a very exciting time for us " says LHMS Executive Director, Brenda Kean "The fact that the drape survived Urban Renewal and will once again be on display for Laconia citizens to view is monumental. The drape is simply beautiful and I cannot wait for the public to view it. I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing event. The process is a wonderful collaboration."

A Community Reception is being planned for the "Unveiling" of the Moulton Opera House Theater Drape in early November.