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Moultonborough Joins the Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor family (430)

MOULTONBOROUGH — Another milestone was achieved by the Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor on November 7 when the Moultonborough Board of Selectmen chose the agency to provide for it's community's homehealth care needs.

After careful consideration of several providers by MVNA Executive Director, Debra Peaslee, Moultonborough Town Administrator Carter Terenzini and the Moultonborough Select Board, the Visiting Nurses of Meredith and Center Harbor was determined to be the best match for the own's residents. For many years Moultonborough has provided its own visiting nurses but recent changes in health care administration and local health care needs have driven this change to broaden and strengthen the community's health care services.

The transition will be gradual and will not affect the quality of health care services for which both agencies have always been known. Several of the Registered Nurses and Licensed Nurses Assistants that have been visiting Meredith and Center Harbor homes are no strangers in Moultonborough. "We have been sharing per diem personnel for years" said Cheryl Gonzalo, VNMCH Executive Director. "Debra Peaslee RN (Director of Moultonborough VNA) will be joining the Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor staff full-time, filling the newly created position of Clinical Director. Long time employee Jeri King RN will also assume a full-time position with us", Gonzalo added.

Chairman of the Board, Chuck Thorndike, in his announcement of the decision said "This is a great day in the long history of our agency. We just celebrated our 90th anniversary and we are growing stronger. We endeavor to always be ahead of the curve in providing responsive, high quality and compassionate care."

In addition to now servicing Moultonborough on a regular basis, Visiting Nurses of Meredith and Center Harbor also provides health care to clients in surrounding communities upon request. Thorndike added, "The Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor strongly believes in offering home health care service choices to the community. Whether it is your choice of doctor or nurse, we strongly believe that you should always be able to choose the medical resource that is most comfortable and convenient to you. We look forward to serving the Town of Moultonborough and surrounding towns in this regard. Obviously we're happy the town has chosen us to serve their citizens."

Questions regarding this transition may be addressed to either Executive Director Cheryl Gonzalo (279-6611) in Meredith or Debra Peaslee (476-2350) in Moultonborough during the transition.


Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 09:14

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Triathlon club opens registration for 2014 season

LACONIA — Lakes Region Triathlon Club (LRTC), a non-profit triathlon club based out of Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, has opened up registration for the 2014 season.

Included in a membership are group trainings with Tri Coach Suzan Ballmer of Breakaway Athletic Coaching; a club uniform to wear at races and camaraderie with a group of motivated, supportive people pursuing their triathlon goals.

Although members participate in races from throughout New England to the Nationals in Wisconsin; LRTC is a community minded organization that supports a variety of local fundraising efforts such as WLNH Childrens' Auction, The WOW Trail and had a strong presence in the inaugural Marshmallow Man. LRTC members also participate in duathlons, trial runs, marathons, road races, bicycle hill climbs and open water swims.

As a non-profit organization, LRTC relies upon membership dues and the support of local sponsors- MC Cycle & Sport, Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, Rowell's Sewer & Drain, Expanding Horizons and LRGHealthcare.

Off season trainings began Nov. 10, 2013. Registration is open through January 15, 2014. For more information on membership registration or becoming a sponsor go to www.lakesregiontriclub.com or contact Maureen Nix at 528-2203.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 09:00

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Thanksgiving Day road race in Sandwich will benefit Appalachian Teen Project (133)

SANDWICH — Join the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project on Thanksgiving Day for a 5k run or 2.5k walk at the Sandwich Fire Station, located at 23 Wentworth Hill Road.

Take some time to get out and move while supporting a local, community based, grass-roots program that works collaboratively with youth, parents, educators and community members to strengthen self-esteem, foster resilience, enrich opportunities, and develop stable, secure relationships in the lives of young people who face difficult life circumstances. 100 percent of proceeds will benefit The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project.

Race registration begins at 8 a.m. and run/walk at 9 a.m. Cost of race registration is $20. The first 50 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Post race snacks and prizes will be awarded. For more information, or to pre-register, call the AMTP office at 603-569-5510, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or go to www.teenprojectnh.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 08:41

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SHS Christmas Wreath Sale & Craft Fair December 7


SANBORNTON — On Saturday December 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sanbornton Historical Society (SHS) will present their annual Christmas Wreath Sale & Craft Fair at the Lane Tavern.

Proceeds from the Christmas Wreath & Craft Fair go to the continuing maintenance of the historic Lane Tavern and other SHS projects. The
quality and variety of our gifts and crafts and the unique ambiance of the Lane Tavern contribute to the continued success of this fair and

Christmas wreaths are premium double-faced, thickly fashioned, handcrafted, and range in price from $12 to $42. They have double needled balsam tips and are locally made from the freshest greens. Wreaths are decorated with weather resistant red velvet bows. The wreaths
can be pre-ordered; payment with the order is appreciated. Order from Dave Witham, 286-9590 or by downloading a form on lanetavern.org.

The Lane Tavern gift shop will be open and there is a raffle for door prizes.

Local artisans will be selling paintings; hand sewn fabric and knit goods;honey and maple products; unique herbs & spices; jams & preserves; cookies; goat milk soaps; wooden toys; handcrafted paper; both new & estate jewelry, and much more. Prospective vendors may contact Vicki Abbott, 630-1380 regarding a table.

The Lane Tavern will feature a cookie walk with home baked goods. Free coffee and hot mulled cider is available. Lunch can be purchased for a
nominal fee. For general information contact: Linda Salatiello, 286-4526, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 10:51

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