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Alton Author-Artist's First Novel Now Available

ALTON — Artist, entrepreneur, and now author, Alton resident DJ Geribo has just completed her first novel for middle-grade children, The House at the Top of the Trees, published by BBD Publishing.

Although she has a BA degree in English and worked for several years at Cabletron as a Senior Technical Writer, for the past 14+ years she has been pursuing a career as a fine artist. In July 2013, she showcased some of her wildlife paintings in a one-person show at the Libby Museum in Wolfeboro.
Over the years, DJ found that she was often torn between her two passions. "When I was painting I thought about stories I was writing, and when I was writing I would think about something that I wanted to paint." She recently came to the realization that her interest in painting came about because she needed to learn this skill to illustrate the many books she has planned to complete over the next months and years. "I have so many stories I have written over the past years and since many of them are for pre-schoolers, they need illustrations."
She and her Internet Architect husband, Jim Fontaine, (www.PCSWebDesign.com) have created several businesses based on DJ's artwork. One website specifically supports wildlife refuges around the world (www.EyeHelpAnimals.com) and the other website helps support animal shelters around the USA (www.HelpShelterPets.com ).
Her first novel is available for purchase from her website that was designed with her creative input, as well as Jim's creative and extensive technology experience. Go to www.BBDPublishing.com to find out more.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 10:24

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Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice Hosts Volunteer Recognition Dinner

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice hosted a Volunteer Recognition Diner in honor of the many volunteers that have given their time and energy to its programs. The event was attended by 60 volunteers and staff and was located at Magic Foods Catering and Banquet Center in Moultonborough.

Pam Littlefield and Martha Horton, both volunteer coordinators for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, thanked and presented volunteer awards. Individuals received 1 year recognition and 5 year recognition and included: David Hayden, Connie Altieri, Mary Frohock, Jean Fournier, Nila Morrison, Charlotte Allen, Lisa Howard, Pamela Maden, David Shea, Patti Murray, Theresa Romano, Robert Shockley, Mary Lou Anderson, Heather Cone, Nan Russell, Carl Gebhardt, Lorraine Gebhardt, Eleanor Hayward and Marie Madeleine Marchand.

"Volunteers provide important services to our hospice and the people they serve. Whether it's providing companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping with community outreach and fundraising, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work we provide," states Volunteer Coordinator Pam Littlefield. "We really can't thank them enough!"

The evening was rounded out by a presentation from Auntie Henrietta of Ashland. Her visit was a surprise for the volunteers, especially her "long lost nephew" and Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice volunteer John Walker. Armed with insider information from unnamed sources John's Auntie regaled the audience with stories of his boyhood shenanigans and had the room in stitches. John Walker, a long time Hospice volunteer, was pleased that he could help entertain the rest of his colleagues stating, "These people work so hard and dedicate so much energy and time to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice it was the least I could do."

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 10:21

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Aspen Dental offers Free Care in Tilton Saturday

TILTON — Select Aspen Dental offices throughout the state of New Hampshire will volunteer their time and talents for a free "Day of Service" for those in need on Saturday, June 7.

The Aspen Dental office at 17 Lowes Drive in Tilton will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

To receive free service, patients must make advance appointments at a participating Aspen Dental location by calling 844-567-3992 – spaces are limited. In the spirit of helping as many people as possible, dentists will focus on treating the most urgent dental needs of each patient by providing services such as fillings, extractions, x-rays or basic denture repairs.

Aspen Dental and Oral Health America have joined forces to create the Healthy Mouth Movement -- a community giving initiative designed to deliver free dental care to thousands of people in need in communities across the United States, and oral health education to millions more.


Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 10:14

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'Patch Adams' Film Wednesday night at Sanbornton Library

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The next film, to be shown on June 4, will be "Patch Adams" (1998) with Robin Williams, Monica Potter and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Director: Tom Shadyac. Rated: PG-13. Length: 118 minutes.
Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career. Based on the true story of Hunter "Patch" Adams, this film combines humor with an inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy. This is the story of a depressed man who chooses to rise above his own needs and instead dedicates his life to helping others. It's sad, funny and inspiring.

With Robin Williams' familiar humor this movie engages the audience to see not only the healing power of laughter, but also the power of connection, of sharing the human experience. We are all human beings and we need to treat people with dignity and compassion.

Following the film a discussion will be led by Rev. Ruth Martz.

For further information call the library at 286-8288 or visit the church's web site at uccsanbornton.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 10:10

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