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Praise Assembly plans Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

TILTON — Praise Assembly of God will have a Christmas service on Sunday, December 22, which will be geared towards children. The service, entitled "Through the Eyes of a Child" will incorporate songs, video presentations, and vignettes with costumes to tell the Christmas story in a way that a child can understand.
Praise Assembly of God will also be holding a Christmas Eve Candle Light Service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24. The church outside will be illuminated with luminaries that the congregation has decorated. Some are decorated in memory of lost loved ones.  There will be a message of hope and a mix of contemporary and traditional Christmas songs during the hour long service.

The community is invited to participate in this special time that Pastor Jay Hughen and Pastor Bill Williams will co-lead. There will be no Wednesday night service on December 25. The church is located at 180 School St., Tilton. If there are any questions, call the church office at 286-3007.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:02

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Weight Institute Web Award presented to LRGH

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare's Weight Institute of New Hampshire (WINH) recently won a 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Award in the Best Overall Internet Site category from eHealthcare Strategy and Trends.

The annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards honors the nation's best digital health resources, and the competition evaluates and judges content and design using a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence. The best overall Internet site category, for example, had to pass muster on more than 40 factors and winners were selected from more than 1,100 entries.

As a medical weight loss center, the Weight Institute of New Hampshire offers weight loss options such as; bariatric surgery, lifestyle and nutritional counseling programs, behavioral weight loss and management and support programs.

"We designed the website to directly support the valuable programs and services WINH offers for weight loss and nutritional education," stated website manager Patricia Rice. "We are truly honored to be recognized for this effort, and we are committed to building upon this excellent online resource."

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 11:54

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New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble Starts Rehearsals, All Acoustic Instruments Welcome


TILTON — All acoustic musicians are invited to join the New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble for an experience to learn music of various styles and play with others. The Ensemble, now in its fifth year, is comprised of people of all ages and abilities that play a variety of acoustic instruments. The purpose of the Ensemble is to provide a place for musicians to learn the basics of performing and musicianship, both in the traditional manner (learning by ear) and using sheet music. Ensemble participants will be able to choose from beginner or advanced music and they will learn to play a variety of tunes and sung songs: American; Irish; Scottish; Swing; Folk and Bluegrass.

There will be local practices a few times each month this winter in Tilton, Exeter, Sandwich, Conway and Somersworth. Rehearsals are coached by Ellen Carlson (Tilton, Exeter, Sandwich), by Shana Aisenberg (Mountain Top Music in Conway) and by Melissa Bragdon (Somersworth). Rehearsal dates for each location can be seen at www.NHFiddleEnsemble.com. Everyone from all five areas will participate together in the two dress rehearsals in Franklin (March 30 and April 6, 2014) and in the three final performances in Exeter on April 11, 2014, in Conway on April 12, 2014, in Franklin at the Franklin Opera House on April 13, 2014.

The registration fee for all sessions and performances for adults is $195 and the fee for children ages 8-13 is $125. There are some full and partial scholarships available. For more information contact Ellen Carlson, the organizer of the Ensemble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To learn more about the Ensemble, visit www.NHFiddleEnsemble.com for complete rehearsal and registration information and to see videos from the April 2013 performance.

Location: Tilton Senior Center, Fridays: 5-6:30 p.m.
January 3, 17, 31; Feb. 7, 21, arch 7, 21

Location: Benz Center, Wednesdays: 6:30- 8 p.m.

January 15 and 29; February 19; March 19
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon
January 4, February 8, March 8


Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 11:45

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Gilmanton Congregational Service

GILMANTON — The December Christmas church service of the First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will be held this coming Sunday, December 15 at the Smith Meeting House, located off Smith Meeting House Road off route 140 and off route 107. The service will begin at 2 p.m. 

Music will be presented by Mary Sawyer, Harry Harriet Coupal, and Lainie Rosato. The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness, will officiate. His sermons are generally a mix of the scriptures, the events of the times, and his personal experiences. The church services are always nondenominational and we encourage those who attend to participate in the musical selections. This is a time of the year to be joyful and triumphant.

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 11:36

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