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Franklin VNA & Hospice holding Open House on Tuesday

FRANKLIN — To celebrate National Home Care & Hospice month, Franklin VNA & Hospice will hold an Open House on Tuesday, November 19. The two sessions will be between 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Jane White, Executive Director of the agency, said "November is the month for recognizing the efforts of all Home Care & Hospice staff. We think this is the perfect time for the people in the communities we serve to come and meet our staff and see our facility".

Franklin VNA is in its 69th year of providing home care services to people in Franklin and surrounding towns, including Andover, Belmont, Canterbury, Hill, Northfield, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Tilton, Webster and other towns as requested.

White says "Our clinical staff works with the patient and the patient's physician to develop a plan of care tailored to meet the individual's needs. We offer skilled nursing, therapies, homemaker and supportive services, and community health education and clinics. In 2005, we were certified by Medicare as a licensed Hospice agency and we have provided end of life care to hundreds of patients, caregivers and families in the ensuing eight years."

Staff will be on hand for both sessions and Ms. White explained that anyone who wishes to speak with a staff member about a particular patient, family or illness may set up a separate appointment for privacy's sake.

For further information, please call (603) 934-3454.



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Lakeland School Students Raise Funds for Children's Auction

MEREDITH — Jayda Glines and Michele Loyer of Lakeland School in Meredith came up with a Halloween candy collection box for Operation Gratitude for our Troops. Lakeland School students are encouraged to participate in two community service projects during the school year and this seemed like a very sweet way to help.
Jayda a 3rd grader and Michele a 7th grader spread the word with flyers and their school mates came in the next day with trick or treat candy to donate. The girls collected 26 pounds and brought it to the Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region. Dr. Kennel and Dr. Smith invited kids to donate their candy in exchange for each pound they would get $1 in cash. Jayda and Michele received $26 and the girls had hopes in helping with the candy shipping cost, but seeing a collection bucket for the WLNH Children's Auction, they put $20 in the bucket.
Jayda left thinking that, she and Michele would buy cat litter for the Humane Society with the other $6. Once Jayda had a moment to reflect and to realize what the Children's Auction does, she ran back in and put the other $6 in the donation bucket for the WLNH Children's Auction.

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Professor Harp Blues Band at Pitman's Friday night

LACONIA — The Professor Harp Blues Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Although born and raised as Hugh Holmes of Boston, Mass., the emanations from his harmonica and vocals make it clear that Professor Harp has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins.
Primarily playing a sparse, yet full-sounding brand of no-nonsense, no-frills Texas style blues, Professor Harp specializes in what he calls, 'roots music'. "It's whatever makes me feel good and moves me, so to speak." Indeed it has evolved while continuing to move audiences for decades.
Under the influence of many diverse blues greats, Professor Harp has developed a robust playing style. He often utilizes the Leslie rotating-speaker sound system to give his harp a Hammond organ timbre, while he alternately and simultaneously employs the standard or traditional 'electrified' blues harp. The Professor tops this off by singing the blues with an infectious fervor, supported at his strictest insistence by only top-flight musicians on guitar, bass, and drums.
Professor Harp performed with various bands throughout the Northeast including legends Solomon Burke and Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson and played live on NBC's Today Show. Among the legions of hot performances at rocking blues clubs, the memories that often stand out for The Professor are the nights his harp helped to swell the room, in a spontaneous jam with his old mentor, the inimitable bluesman Muddy Waters. Professor Harp will perform with Howard Randall and his band.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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Pease Library Hosts Author of Book on 1938 Hurricane

PLYMOUTH — The Pease Public Library will present Lourdes Aviles, author of the book Taken By Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane.

The program will be held in the Community Room downstairs in the Pease Public Library at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 14.

This program is free and open to the public, refreshments will be provided.

Lourdes Aviles will read from her book. Dr. Aviles is an Associate Professor of Meteorology at Plymouth State University.

On September 21, 1938 one of the most powerful storms of the twentieth century came unannounced into the lives of New Yorkers and New Englanders, leaving utter devastation in its wake. The Great Hurricane, as it came to be known, changed everything, from the landscape and its inhabitants' lives, to Weather Bureau practices, to the measure and kind of relief New Englanders would receive during the Great Depression and the resulting pace of regional economic recovery.

For more information, contact the Pease Public Library at 603-536-2616.

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