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Big Banana Hosting D Acres for organic tea tasting


LACONIA — Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Big Banana, 229 Messer Street, Laconia, D Acres will taste test its  organic, homegrown teas. All are invited, handicapped accessible, off-street parking. DAcres stands for Development Aimed at Creating Rural Ecological Society.

For 17 years, D Acres has been an innovative agricultural and community project. D Acres of New Hampshire is a 501(c)3 non-profit, working organic farm and educational homestead/center where they research, apply, and teach skills for sustainable living and small-scale organic farming.

Located in Dorchester, D Acres is pursuing creative ways to stimulate on-farm economics, such as cottage craft work and making functional and beautiful objects from on-site renewable resources and recycled materials. In addition, they are always developing new ways to connect with other farmers and neighbors.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:45

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Jewett Automotive will handle AutoServ Addition, Renovations

TILTON — Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has contracted with the AutoServ Dealer Group to build an infill addition and provide renovations to its Ford and Chrysler dealerships in Tilton.

This is the fourth project Jewett has undertaken for the AutoServ Dealer Group, having previously completed renovations to both its AutoServ Volkswagen and AutoServ Nissan dealerships. This latest job, designed by Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects, involves a two story, 4,800 square foot parts storage infill addition that will house future restrooms as well as provide additional parts storage on both floors. Jewett's Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors division will install the exterior metal panels.

Jewett Automotive Design & Construction specializes in design/build auto dealership facilities, auto dealership additions, auto dealership renovations and auto dealership fit-ups all across New England—completing close to 60 such projects in the last few years. Other repeat clients include such well-known organizations as Commonwealth Motors, the Grappone Automotive Group, the Route 44 family of dealerships, and RC Olsen Cadillac. Additional information can be found at www.jewettautomotive.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:41

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Lakes Region Child Care Services raffling off Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets

LACONIA — Lakes Region Child Care Services, a non-profit, 501(C)3, is selling raffle tickets for 2 pairs of box seats for the Friday, September 26th game – Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. There are two raffles - one for a pair of front row box seats on the first base line along with a parking pass. One hundred of these tickets will be sold for $30 each.

The second raffle is for a pair of box seats in the second row, also on the first base line, selling for $5 each or 3/$10.
"Every year our winners return from the ballpark with great photos to share of their experience," stated Marti Ilg, Executive Director for LRCCS. "The seats are really fantastic and we're so pleased that Pike Industry offers them to us for the raffle each year."

Tickets will be on sale through July 24 and may be purchased from any LRCCS Board Member or by stopping by the Laconia Early Learning Center between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. The winners will be announced on Friday, July 25. Proceeds from this raffle will help keep tuition costs low and support program expenses. Anyone wishing more information may call the Laconia Early Learning Center at 524-1235.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:36

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Both LRGHealthcare hospitals acheive NICHE designation

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare announced that both Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) and Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH) have received designation as NICHE hospitals. The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates a hospital's commitment to elder care excellence.

The NICHE designation signals LRGHealthcare's dedication to providing patient-centered care for older adult patients. Through their participation in the NICHE program – a leading elder care nursing program – LRGHealthcare is able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences, and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families, and staff.

"LRGHealthcare shows a tremendous commitment to meet the most critical challenge of our times – quality care of older adults," says Barbara Bricoli, MPA, and Managing Director – NICHE. "The hospital's dedication to drive continuous improvement processes and enhance care marks them as a leader in the field."

The mission at LRGHealthcare Senior services is that the staff of Senior Services will continuously strive towards compassion, excellence and professionalism in their nursing practice. Through a unified effort in conjunction with LRGHealthcare, Senior Services pledges to deliver care that will assist their patients in achieving their optimal level of wellness, functional abilities and comfort. Their primary focus is the maintenance of dignity and independence for physically and cognitively impaired individuals who are at the crossroads of their lives. They pledge to provide emotional support to the patient and family as the need arises.

Amy Thornton, RN- Director of LRGHealthcare Senior Services states, "The implementation of the NICHE program will allow the nursing staff of LRGHealthcare to have the tools they need to provide evidence-based nursing to the population they are dedicated to caring for."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:25

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