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Bristol Plans Veterans Day Ceremony

BRISTOL — Monday, November 11 is Veterans Day. Bristol will hold its commemorative ceremony at 10 a.m. in the traditional spot on Bristol Central Square in front of the mortar.

This year the VFW will deliver a welcoming to all those in attendance, the public and any and all veterans who wish to join the VFW in the program or in the audience. There will be an invocation followed by the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. The Commander's Veterans Day remarks which explains the purpose of this day is set aside in celebration of the veterans who are living. Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day which is a solemn observance of those veterans who have passed away and who were lost in battle.

Next will be the benediction followed by a firing detail by the VFW. The playing of Taps will conclude the ceremony.

The Veterans of Foreign War will then travel to Hebron where they will assist the Hebron Historical Society in their Veterans Day commemorative ceremony at 10:45 a.m. on the common by the gazebo.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:30

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Lakes Region Chordsmen present annual Barbershop Harmony dinner & show

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Chordsmen will present their annual Barbershop Harmony program on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Gilford Community Church.

Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a silent auction. The Chordsmen will begin serving the spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. featuring Patrick's Pub's meatballs, followed by plenty of homemade desserts. Entertainment will follow.

There will be several singing groups including the Lakes Region Chordsmen chorus, the very large quartet called Kychn Sync, Rewind quartet from Concord, and possibly a new secret quartet.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Tickets are available to purchase through chorus members or by calling Harvey Beetle at 528-3073, Ed Farmer at 253-8523, or John Richardson at 293-8028.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:27

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Presentation on Foster Grandparent Program on Tuesday

LACONIA — On November 12, Dr. Laura Robertson of Audiology Specialists in Laconia will provide an educational presentation at the monthly meeting for members of the Foster Grandparent Program.

The program brings together children and retired adults in schools, non-profit childcare centers and other youth service organizations. Income-eligible volunteers are trained by teachers and developmental experts to help children in the age-group they choose, from infants to age 19, by providing nurturing, mentoring, encouragement, tutoring, staying on task, or homework assistance.

"What a wonderful way for seniors to continue to be a valuable part of the community", states Robertson.

This federal program pays mileage reimbursement as well as a tax-free stipend which does not affect Social Security, housing assistance and other benefits.

The value of this unique program is two-fold. While children benefit from the added attention and interaction, the volunteers enjoy increased physical and mental activity, new caring relationships and a renewed sense of purpose in life.

"Being active and socially engaged has a significant positive impact on the overall mental and physical health of these older adults", states Robertson. "Studies have shown that seniors who withdraw socially have an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease".

"We want our patients to continue to enjoy activities like this, and good hearing is an important part of being able to do so."

The Friends Foster Grandparent Program operates in central and southern New Hampshire and currently has volunteers in more than 80 schools and other sites in the state. For more information on this program, call (603) 536-1193 or visit them online at http://friendsprogram.org/programs/foster-grandparent. Dr. Robertson's office is located at 211 South Main Street and may be reached at (603) 528-7700, or visit her site at her site at http://audiologyspecialists.com/.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:14

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Veteran's Day Special Radio Show on WEZS

LACONIA — On Monday, Nov 11, the live, radio show, Bird Calls, will be airing a special program dedicated to Veteran's Day.

Steve White, owner, Wild Bird Depot will be reading a recently discovered diary from his father, Irvin White. After Mr. White's passing a few years ago, Steve White's family discovered an unknown diary that Irvin White had written in, at age 17, as a teenager entering WWII. This diary, written in a letter format, vividly describes one boy's thoughts and actions taken, regarding enlisting and being shipped overseas to the European conflict during the years 1940-1942. Small excerpts have been read before, but this will be the first time the entire 30+ pages will be read on air.
This special program will begin on Monday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m.  on 1350AM WEZS, during Lakes Region Newsday's regular morning program. No calls will be taken so that the entire program can be dedicated to Veterans.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 10:07

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