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LRPPH Health Champion Nominees Sought

LACONIA — Nominations for the First Annual Health Champion Award must be submitted by September 13 to the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, 67 Water Street, Suite 105, Laconia, NH 03246 or by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

There are three categories: Workplace, Individual, Community.

Submit a brief written statement (no more than one page) describing the workplace, individual or community groups' achievement in promoting health and wellness in the Lakes Region.

Categories of health include: Healthy Eating/Nutrition Access to Healthy Foods: Healthy Food Policy/Practices, Physical Activity/Exercise: On site or off site exercise opportunities.

Tobacco Cessation: Opportunities to Quit Smoking, Tobacco free workplace policies

Stress Management: Education

General Health: Employee Health Screenings, Health Risk Assessments, Injury Prevention

Winners will be individually recognized and will receive a personalized award. Winners will be announced at the LRPPH Annual Meeting on September 26.

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Northfield 4-H members received prestigious awards at Belknap County Fair

BELMONT — 4-H Members from across Belknap County received recognition recently at the Belknap County 4-H Fair for a variety of outstanding projects and a year's worth of hard work preparing their animals and exhibits for the fair. The top fair award, The Governor's Trophy, went to Cheyenne Longley of Northfield. This award, established in 1946, is given to a senior fair exhibitor who shows an outstanding record of 4-H work, and who excels in civic and social activities, leadership and community service. Standing in for the Governor, this year's award was presented by District 7 Senator Andrew Hosmer of Laconia. Receiving the coveted Robinson Smith trophy for the depth, quality and variety in her livestock exhibits and the Senior Rita Clairmont Award for her entries in the 4-H Exhibit hall was Sabrina Bellerose also of Northfield.

Also recognized at this year's fair awards were Iain Patterson of Laconia for his Teen Teaching exhibit -an interactive electrical exhibit on tidal pools; The Teen Believers 4-H Club of Laconia for their interactive marine science project; Emily McGuire of Franklin for the Junior Rita Clairmont Exhibitor award and Ayden LaChance of Alton was the Cloverbud Rita Clairmont Exhibitor of the year.


CAPTION — Senator Andrew Hosmer assists Belknap County 4-H Fair President Fran Wendleboe in presenting the 2013 Governor’s Trophy to Cheyenne Longley of Northfield. Sabrina Bellerose of Northfield is joined by her parents Richard and Sherrie while accepting the 2013 Robinson Smith Livestock Exhibitor trophy from Belknap County 4-H Fair board President Fran Wendleboe.

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Gilmanton Artist Julianne Morse at Gilmanton Year-Round Library

GILMANTON — Julianne Morse of Gilmanton is September's Artist in the Library at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. Her work will be displayed throughout the month.

The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, September 21, 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Library on NH Route 140 opposite the Gilmanton School. .

Morse uses printmaking, hand-made paper, and collage to explore images and metaphors with nature. Through her work she investigates the history of people and places.

Describing her work, she says: "In thinking about a place, I think about all of the different people, events, and history that have 'composted' to make a place what it is now. When I make work about landscape, I like to be conscious of the the many different people, events, and history that have influenced the modern landscape. It is a garden metaphor to describe how we are all connected."

Julianne teaches in the MFA, MAE, and BFA programs at New Hampshire Institute of Art, and is the Heritage and Traditional Arts Coordinator at the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking and cultural studies.


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The work of Gilmanton artist Julianne Morse will be displayed in the Gilmanton Year-Round Library throughout the month of September. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception September 21, 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Courtesy photo)

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Opechee Garden Club meeting on September 9

GILFORD — The Opechee Garden Club moves into its 2013-2014 season and prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary during a meet and greet on Monday, September 9 at 1 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church on Potter Hill Road.

Michelle Mensinger, current President of the NHFCG and the National Garden Club Bird and Butterfly chair, has a passion for butterflies and her childhood fascination with them has never subsided. Her expansive backyard now doubles as a chemical-free butterfly habitat. An avid gardener, she also chairs the Gardens Committee for the Robert Frost Farm. As guest presenter at this September meeting, she will be doing a slide presentation on New England butterflies and their host plants and will discuss garden design for butterflies.

Chairs Ginger Jones and Cindy Anderson and the hostess committee, Mary Lou John, Eleanor Brouillard, Carolyn Temmallo, Connie Russell, Nancy Fuchs, Bunny Clark, Gloria Dublin, Edythe Adams, Debbie Cotton and Cindy Beebe, will serve refreshments.

OGC members continued to help for the second year in the citywide beautification project sponsored by the Laconia Rotary Club, assisted by the Belknap Landscape Company and the Laconia Department of Parks and Recreation, to earmark and plant 10,000 daylilies in spots good for planting along the WOW Trail, starting at the Messer Street entrance and in the portion of trail behind the Laconia Public Library.

Club members additionally helped maintaining many public gardens around the Belknap County Courthouse, the Rowe House, the Goss Reading Room, the Gilford Library, the WOW Trail and the bird and butterfly garden at Prescott Farm Conservancy, the Laconia Post Office and the Laconia Library. .

The Opechee Garden Club  meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, welcomes new members: write P.O. Box 6025, Laconia, NH 03247, call Sandy Hickok @279-0515, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.

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