Food drive tonight at Sachem' game against St. Thomas

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Tackles Food Drive is being held at the home game tonight against St. Thomas Aquinas Bank of New Hampshire Stadium tonight. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
There will be drop off boxes at the Friends of Football clothing table. Help support your local food bank!

Peter mayer in concert at gilford community church

GILFORD — On Saturday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m., singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Mayer will be performing in concert at Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Rd. in Gilford.

Singing from his repertoire of original songs, acoustic music and contemporary folk music, Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; songs about the mystery and beauty of the world.

"Peter Mayer is a magician....(his) universe is full of metaphor and meaning, story and symbol—everything contains more than meets the eye." - Bill Reed, music editor, Colorado Springs Gazette.

"His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing." - Marilyn Rea-Beyer, music director, WUMB Radio, Boston.

"Mayer's songs are crafted like Shaker furniture, with no place for superfluous embellishments or throwaway lines....(his) fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Mayer started touring full-time in 1995 and has gradually amassed a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, selling out shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has eight CD's to his credit (his latest, "Third Street", will be released this fall).

Tickets may be purchased from the church office at $10 per person ($15 at the door).

Medicare misconceptions session for committee on aging

GILFORD — Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will meet on October 10 at 10 am at the Weslet  Woods Community Room at the First United Methodist Church.

Sarah Gellert from ServiceLink will return to tackle Medicaid. Common misconceptions will be dealt with as well as the options counseling that is available to everyone.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Questions 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.

The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10 am, the 2nd Friday of each month. The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte. 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. All are welcome.

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.