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Lakes Region Orthopaedic Conference a Huge Success


LACONIA — Boasting record attendance, with participants from throughout New England, the Second Annual Practical Orthopedics for Primary Care Conference held recently in Meredith, was a huge success. Conference faculty included seven board-certified surgeons from Advanced Orthopaedics Associates, a department of Lakes Region General Hospital.

Held annually, this continuing medical education conference provides an excellent opportunity to bring together healthcare providers to further their education, and renew best patient outcomes. Conference participants, including primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and occupational and physical therapists enjoyed a dynamic and informative program, including discussion of back and knee pain, diagnosis of the arthritic hip and knee, sports related injuries and concussions, as well as tips and pearls on the assessment of shoulder and hand problems.

Participants gave the conference very high marks—expressing appreciation for the clear, concise information about recent diagnostic and treatment advancements, as well as practical tips focused on helping patients to better understand treatment options. With close to 100 attendees this year, plans are already underway for next year's conference.

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists offers traditional and groundbreaking orthopaedic care with offices in Gilford, Franklin, Glen, New Hampton, and Meredith. For more information, visit www.advortho.org or call 528-9100.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:37

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121213 Boys and Girls Club Holding Inaugural Craft Fair

LACONIA — The Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region's  First Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held at the Saint Andre Bessette Parish Hall on Gilford Avenue this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is made possible by the generous donation of the use of the facility by St. Andre Bessette Parish following the recent vandalism which damaged the Boys & Girls Club facility.

''Our club has received an outpouring of support from our community and New Hampshire artisans. We are thrilled to have such a diverse group of crafters to share their handcrafted items and homemade confections. There is something for everyone and a dose of good cheer with holiday music by Lakes Region musician, Bill Parker. We hope you will join us and shop local this year,'' says Dana L. Meade, Director of Arts & Media for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region.

All proceeds will be donated to the Capital Campaign at www.lakeskids.org for the benefit of the children of the Lakes Region.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:30

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GCC Food Pantry Assembling Christmas Baskets

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is putting together Christmas baskets and items like ham, pineapple, jelly, coffee, juice, cereal, peanut butter, pickles, cake and frosting mix are some of the special items that are needed. Any item, in any amount, is genuinely appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at collection sites located at the Gilmanton School, Gilmanton Year Round Library, and Academy Building or at the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop during regular hours.

Some toys are still on the wish list of a few of the children being sponsored by the Adopt-a-Child program.

The Food Pantry & Thrift Shop can be reached at 603-364-0114.

The GCC Food Pantry recently received a large food donation and generous cash donation from Grace Capital Church of Laconia.

The 50% off sale for all items tagged with a red or green barb continues through December 21.

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works and parking is available at the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot. Hours are Wednesdays, 3–7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monetary donations may be mailed to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:05

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First Annual Lakes Region Rotary Car Show Raises $10,000

LACONIA — The first ever Lakes Region Rotary Car Show held on July 27 at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound, was a huge success, raising more than $10,000 to benefit several local charities.

Checks were recently presented to several local organizations at a special awards breakfast held at the Water Street Café. Local non-profit recipients included the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation; Laconia Education Endowment Foundation; Lakes Region Child Advocacy Center; the Circle Program; the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region; LHS Athletic Field; Lakes Region Youth Leadership Program; Laconia Area Community Land Trust; and LRGHealthcare.

Lakes Region Rotary members were proud to welcome 150 vehicles and more than 700 participants to their first car show. Cars from all decades ranging back to the 1910's took part in this great event. The day welcomed beautiful weather and the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts to showcase their one-of-a-kind cars, all to benefit important Lakes Region charities.

"As of that morning we had just 37 cars registered for the event; by 11:00 the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound lot was packed with more than 150 vehicles," explains Lakes Region Rotary President Scott Wilkinson. "Between car owner and spectators we had more than 700 people take part in the event. We exceeded all expectations we had for the first year of the event and we're already making plans for next summer's car show," states Wilkinson.

AutoServ stepped up as the $2,500 Presenting Sponsor of the event, and Bank of New Hampshire and Graham & Graham CPAs in Laconia each signed-on as $1,000 Gold Sponsors. Additional supporters included Binnie Media, CG Roxane, Comcast Spotlight, EFI, The Weirs Times, Vermont Soapstone, and WEMJ 1490AM. Members are particularly grateful to the many car owners, spectators, vendors, volunteers, and the team at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound.

The 2nd Annual Lakes Region Rotary Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Lobster Pound. For 2014 sponsorship and vendor opportunities contact Kristian Svindland: 524-8973 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:56

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