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Moultonborough Library Poetry Night to feature Robert Demaree

MOULTONBOROUGH — Robert Demaree will be the featured reader at the Moultonborough Library Poetry Night on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. An Open Mic will follow the featured reader.

Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Mileposts (2009), published by Beech River Books. He is a retired school administrator with over 650 poems published or accepted by 150 periodicals, including The Louisville Review, the Aurorean and miller's pond. His poems received first place in 2013 competitions sponsored by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and the Burlington Writers Club. He lives in Wolfeboro, N.H. and Burlington, N.C.

Priscilla Burlingham, program founder, said, "All are welcome to participate and to listen. Bring some words or a song and share it in the Open Mic portion."

 

CAPTION — Acclaimed poet Robert Demaree will be the featured reader at Moultonborough Library's Poetry Night on Tuesday, October 1. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 09:48

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LRGH Flu Vaccine Clinics Set

LACONIA — Fall is just around the corner, and with the colder weather each year comes flu season.

"The flu vaccine is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and our families from the flu," said LRGHealthcare Medical Director of Infection Control Dr. Abigail Dacuycuy.

"The CDC recommends that everyone, six months and older should get a flu vaccine, and we support this recommendation. For some people, the flu is truly a health risk; for others, it is just an inconvenience, but everyone benefits from limiting its spread in our community. Widespread vaccination, including vaccination of children, is the best way to protect everyone in our community."

Beginning Tuesday, October 1, flu vaccines will be offered at the following locations for anyone three years or older, or as noted:

· Your Primary Care Provider. LRGHealthcare urges you to see your primary care provider to receive your vaccine. If your child is under the age of three, please call your child's pediatrician to schedule a time for a pediatric flu vaccination.

· Franklin Regional Hospital's Infusion Transfusion Department (FIT).

By appointment only, call 934-2060 ext. 8222, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

· Lakes Region General Hospital.

Clinics will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1-4:30 p.m. On Thursday, October 3, 10, and 17, clinic will be open until 7 p.m. The clinic will not be administering vaccines November 26 – 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

· Laconia Clinic.

For Laconia Clinic and Caring for Women patients, flu shots will be offered for adult and pediatric patients October 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, 25, 30 and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-5 p.m. Call the Laconia Clinic Flu Hotline at 527-2752 for more information.

For the most current information visit the LRGHealthcare website at www.lrgh.org or call the LRGHealthcare Flu Hotline at 527-7069.

Lakes Region Free School-Based Flu Clinics

The Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health (LRPPH) will be conducting free school-based seasonal flu immunization clinics for students aged 5-19 years at the schools listed below. Information and consent forms will be sent home via your school nurses, or, for more information about the clinics, contact Susan Laverack, Associate Director at LRPPH 528-2145.

Franklin Regional School District

· Paul Smith School September 20, 9-11 a.m.

· Franklin Middle School September 20, 12-2: p.m.

· Franklin High School, September 23, 9–11 a.m.

Belmont School District

· Belmont Elementary School – September 24, 9-11 a.m.

· Belmont Middle School – September 25, 9-11 a.m.

· Belmont High School – September 25, 12:45-2 p.m.

Laconia School District:

· Woodland Heights - November 5, 9-11 a.m.

· Memorial Middle School - November 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

· Elm Street School – November 7, 9–11 a.m.

· Pleasant Street - November 8, 9-11 a.m.

· Laconia High School – November, 8, 12:45 - 2 p.m.

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Five Week SAT Prep Course at Gilford Library

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library is now accepting sign-ups for a 5 week S.A.T. preparatory course for High School juniors and seniors.

The course begins on Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30-8 p.m.

The course will provide tips and strategies for each of the major test areas including math, critical reading, writing and the essay. The course is designed to prepare students for the SAT examination on November 2,

Sign up before the first session with a $10 refundable deposit at the Circulation Desk.

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Watershed Management Plan Being Developed for Center Harbor Bay

MEREDITH —  The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) in partnership with the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (LWWA) is developing a Watershed Management Plan for Center Harbor Bay.

The Center Harbor Bay Plan is part of a long-term plan to create a web-based watershed management plan for the entire Winnipesaukee River watershed. A key goal is to help protect the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee for the future economic, recreational, and aesthetic value of the region. Progress to date can be viewed at the Winnipesaukee Gateway, the permanent website of the plan (www.winnigateway.org).

Watershed based management plans estimate the level of pollutant load reduction or habitat restoration required to meet the goals set by the plan. Specific locations are usually identified where land use improvements are needed, such as at public boat launches or culverts under roadways.
The Advisory Committee for the Center Harbor Bay project met in Meredith last month to establish goals for the Plan. The committee was presented with recommendations for water quality conditions for Center Harbor Bay. Lake water quality specialists from Lakes Region Planning Commission, Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association, and UNH Cooperative Extension developed these recommendations.

The Advisory Committee, comprised primarily of local municipal officials, accepted the recommendation that the Watershed Management Plan be developed with the goal to maintain the water quality of the bay in its present condition. The committee noted that even slightly degraded water quality conditions in other bays of the lake have resulted in algal blooms. Therefore, developing a strategy to maintain water quality was viewed as an essential goal of the Center Harbor Bay Plan.

The creation of impervious surfaces and nutrient runoff from developed land degrade water quality, whereas compliance with shoreline regulations and voluntary actions of landowners can protect water quality. Research in New England has shown that a natural buffer strip of shrubs and trees along the shoreline protects water quality and habitat nearly as well as an intact, forested watershed.

The Center Harbor Bay Watershed Management Plan is scheduled to be completed in 2014. LRPC and LWWA are especially interested in public feedback on ways to protect water quality and learning of locations where remediation projects are needed. There will be upcoming opportunities for public engagement on the plan components.

The plan is funded, in part, by NH Department of Environmental Services using funds from the federal Clean Water Act, and by the LRPC. For more information on the plan, contact LRPC consultant Steve Kahl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or LWWA Executive Director Pat Tarpey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or the LRPC at 279-8171.

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