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LRCC alums hit 25th anniversary with Body Covers

LACONIA — May 1 was a great day for Body Covers Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery, 94 Primrose Drive North, Laconia, which celebrated 25 years of continuous operations. Owners Aaron and Sarah Gra of Laconia, along with Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Graphic Design Professor, Gail Beane, celebrated the event.

Body Covers, started by Betsy Spencer and Peter Caldwell, was a business that originated in a Manchester basement in 1989 before moving to the Lakes Region in 1993. Aaron and Sarah Gray met as LRCC Graphic Design students, worked as interns with Body Covers, married, and purchased the business in 2003 from Spencer and Caldwell.

Beane, also a LRCC Graphic Design graduate in 1992, has done a number of jobs with Body Covers over the years having worked with freelance logo design and assorted graphics projects layouts for multiple businesses and volunteer groups. "Say I was hired as a freelance graphic designer for a business, I would design the actual logo," says Beane who did an internship at The Citizen while in college and has been employed by Tyler Graphics Printing Company, and the Laconia Daily Sun newspaper doing marketing and advertising before beginning as a LRCC graphics professor three years ago. "Often the business would desire to redo artwork, create a poster, or put their logo on clothing and accessories and I would create a vector and give it to Body Covers for screen printing. I commend Body Covers for creating an outstanding and lucrative business over the past 25 years that has benefitted the Lakes Region and State."


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Rte. 175A traffic delays expected around time of PSU commencement Sat.

PSU Commencement Saturday, May 17

Some Traffic Delays on Route 175-A

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University is alerting the public there will be intermittent traffic delays on Route 175A during the time of the university's undergraduate commencement on Saturday, May 17.

The ceremonies are scheduled to be held at Currier Field on PSU's Holderness campus, beginning at 10 a.m.

Because of the large amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in this location, there will be intermittent delays on Route 175A between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Alternate routes of travel are suggested. The road will be shut down for approximately 15 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. during the graduate and faculty procession from the main Plymouth campus to the event site, and it will also be closed for a short time at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Commencement honorees include Connecticut prosecutor Stephen Sedensky III (a PSU alumnus), bionic limb innovator Hugh Herr, former University System Chancellor Stephen Reno and Gov. Maggie Hassan.


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MVSB Employees Choose Voices Against Violence to Receive $3,795 Donation

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) employees recently chose Voices Against Violence as one of ten local non-profit agencies to receive a $3,795 donation. As part of MVSB's commitment to assisting non-profit agencies in the communities it serves, the Bank matched all 2014 employee contributions to the Lakes Region United Way campaign. The $37,950 in matched funds were distributed evenly to 10 deserving non-profit agencies selected by MVSB employee vote.

"We are so thankful that we were selected to receive this generous contribution from MVSB," said Meg Kennedy Dugan, Executive Director for Voices Against Violence. "We rely heavily on our AmeriCorps members and community volunteers to provide crisis services, such as a 24/7 crisis line, crisis counseling, court advocacy and emergency shelter, to those in need. These funds will help us offset the cost of retaining a full time AmeriCorps member, who is invaluable to the work we do."

Voices Against Violence is a crisis services agency located in Plymouth. They provide information and support to victims and survivors, their family and friends, community members, and professionals around domestic violence, children who witness domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. They are Southern Grafton County's resource for the most current information, state and federal guidelines, and best practice around these issues. The agency's services are available for victims, survivors and non-offending family members and friends. For more information or to become a volunteer, please visit www.voicesagainstviolence.net.
Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. More information can be found at www.mvsb.com.


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Sacred Waters Yoga hosting Ayurveda weekend

MEREDITH — Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls is delighted to present a Weekend of Ayurveda with Kate O'Donnell from "Ayurveda Boston". Dates for these events are Friday May 16 through Sunday, May 18. The weekend long intensive can be attended in entirety or in part; join a Friday evening Ayurveda cooking class, an all-day Workshop Saturday-Sunday teaching the principals of Ayurveda and/or a Sunday morning Ayurveda Yoga class in which Kate weaves the principles of Ayurveda throughout the yoga practice.

Kate's wealth of experience and knowledge offers a deeply foundational, practical and experiential immersion into the theory and practice of the principles of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is the oldest continuously practiced health-care system in the world. This system encourages us to catch imbalance before it begins to create disease. The Ayurvedic system of medicine prescribes changes, often simple ones, in diet, lifestyle, and environment to bring individuals into balance with the elements of their constitution, climate, and daily life.

Instructor Kate O'Donnell began yoga in South India at age 20. After 14 years of dedication to the Ashtanga system, Kate has been authorized to teach the Primary and Intermediate series by the K Patthabi Jois Institute of Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India. She is director of a Mysore program in Boston's South End. Her personal healing with a doctor in Mysore led to a love for the ancient healing system and inspired her to pursue studies at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Kate is a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant and Yoga Specialist. Her Ayurvedic lifestyle intensives, food, and yoga workshops aim to help others come closer to their true nature.

Cost of the workshops are as follows: Full Weekend of Ayurveda: $177, Ayurveda Cooking Class only (Friday evening): $33
Ayurveda yoga Class only (Sunday morning): $20.

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