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Lakes Region Zonta Club Supports Aerospace Academy

GILFORD — The Zonta Club of the Lakes Region recently made a donation to the WinnAero Aerospace Career Education Academy to assist in underwriting scholarships for youngsters attending this summer's Academy.

The Academy, co-sponsored by the Laconia Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration, holds sessions each summer to make students aware of the variety of career available in the aerospace industry. The activities expose students to aerospace activities and underscore the interrelationship of science, technology, engineering and math in aerospace careers. This summer's academy is scheduled for July 28– August 1 for 6th through 12th grade youngsters and August 4-8 for 3rd through 5th graders.

Academy faculty include a distinguished group of NH certified educators with over 80 years of collective teaching experience in related technology fields, headed up by Director Dan Caron, 2004 Air Force Association McAuliffe Teacher of the Year and 2014 CAP Teacher of the Year.

Applications and tuition information are available at htpp://www.winnaero.org/.
The Lakes Region Zonta Club is proud to support this local educational endeavor for youngsters with talent and interest in the fields of technology, math and science. The Zonta International organization and the Lakes Region Club have long supported women seeking careers in aerospace related fields through the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships granted annual to 35 young women pursuing doctoral studies in a related field.

The fellowship program was established in 1938 after the disappearance in the South Pacific of the famed aviator who was a Zonta member. To date Zonta International has awarded 1403 fellowships totally $8.3 million to women from 68 countries. More information about Zonta International and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program and be obtained by visiting the website at www.zonta.org.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:04

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Moccasin Creek concert at Backwoods Farm in Rumney

RUMNEY — Moccasin Creek along with #TEAMGILLIGAF will be playing a live concert on Saturday, July 19 at Backwoods Farm.
Tickets are on sale now on their website. www.backwoodsfarmnh.com.

This will be the first Nottheast  appearance of Moccasin Creek. Check out their website and Hits List at www.moccasincreekmusic.com/
For more info on event or to order tickets call 603-294-6292 or stop by the farm located at 470 Route 25, Rumney.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 06:53

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Speare Hospital celebrates wound care week

PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital's Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, a member of the Healogics network, is currently participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6.

One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers; The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify patients that may benefit from advanced wound care.

Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

"In the three months since opening, the Wound Care Center has already had a positive impact on the Plymouth regional community," says Katie Wood Hedberg, APRN, program director and clinical coordinator for Speare's Wound Care Center. "We've seen a number of patients with excellent results, including those who have needed the hyperbaric chambers. Not having to travel is one of the biggest benefits our patients are noting about having the Wound Care Center her at Speare."

"There are many patients living with non-healing wounds who are unaware of treatments available in their local communities," said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics, Inc. Covington goes on to say, "Adjunctive therapies for appropriate patients can help heal wounds faster than traditional methods. We want to make advanced wound care available to all patients who would benefit but we must educate the communities we serve about the services we offer."

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in four weeks may benefit from a visit to The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital. To schedule an appointment, please call 603-481-8780.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 06:50

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Household hazardous waste collections to be held throughout the Lakes Region

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission understands this problem of hazardous wastes, those common household items which carry warnings about the dangers they pose and in 1986 pioneered a regional program to prevent injury and environmental pollution from household hazardous waste. Every year since then, the LRPC has coordinated annual household hazardous waste collections for communities throughout the region interested in participating in the shared collection program. This program employs a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved waste transporter which collects and safely disposes of household hazardous waste.
On Saturday July 26 and Saturday August 2, twenty-four communities will participate in one of the longest running and most successful household hazardous waste collection programs in New England. Four collection sites will be open each day from 8:30 a.m.. to noon (Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, and Meredith on July 26 and Bristol, Laconia, Moultonborough, and Ossipee on August 2). Residents and property owners in the 24 participating communities may bring up to ten gallons or 50 pounds of household hazardous products in for safe disposal.

The participating communities for the collection consist of: Alexandria, Andover, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Center Harbor, Effingham, Franklin, Freedom, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton, Northfield, Ossipee, Sanbornton, Sandwich, Tamworth, and Tilton.

Information on collection sites and accepted materials can be found at http://www.lakesrpc.org/services_hhw.asp or by calling LRPC at 279-8171. Please note that latex paint is not considered a hazardous product.
It is never too early to start gathering waste for the collection; when opening up a summer camp, preparing to move to a new house, or just cleaning out the garage. This is a small but important step that everyone can do for their families and their community.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 06:46

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