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Belknap Landscape Company hosting Fall Protectoin and Material Safety Data Sheet Seminar

GILFORD — Belknap Landscape Company (BLC) of Gilford, NH is an active member of the both the NH Landscape Association and the Lakes Region Home Builders and Remodelers Association, among a host of other professional and business affiliations. The Fall Protection and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Landscape and Building Contractors Seminar is open to all and set for Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.

As of December 1, 2013, local contractors must implement and document training for all field employees covering two major changes in OSHA-required workplace safety. In response, Belknap Landscape is hosting an Fall Protection and Material Safety Data Sheet Seminar, open to all area contractors. People in attendance will learn how to become compliant with new OSHA rules and avoid costly fines for their companies.

The Presenters include Ted Bertram of Bertram, Leithner & Associates and Andrew Palhof, Compliance Assistance Specialist, US Department of Labor OSHA Bertram will provide a fall protection equipment demonstration utilizing a truck with a special rack, line & harness, while Palhof will present details on the OSHA Rules and Compliance for both Fall Prevention and MSDS changes.

This 2-hour class and demonstration only $20 per person, including lunch and will be at the Belknap Sportsman's Club Association in Gilford. The online Registration is easy and quick and may be found at: https://nhlafallprotectionandmsdsseminar.eventbrite.com/. This seminar is for informational purposes only and will not certify any individuals or companies in any way.r more information about 2013 Fall Protection and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Contractors Seminar, Contact Dale Squires of Belknap Landscape Company via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 07:44

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Bank Workers wearing Jeans to show support of ending domestic violence (309) DomesticViolenceMonth

LACONIA — Local banks have partnered with New Beginnings to raise awareness of the damaging effects Domestic Violence has on families and children.

This Friday, October 4, Meredith Village Savings Bank and The Bank of NH will be allowing employees who have made a donation to New Beginnings to to wear jeans. They are also encouraged to wear purple and purple ribbons will be available in bank lobbies to all who wish to wear one to show their support towards ending violence.

Employees making a donation to New Beginnings will be encouraged to wear purple and will be allowed to wear jeans on October 4th. Purple ribbons will be available in bank lobbies to all who wish to wear one to show their support towards ending violence.The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All ages, races, socioeconomic, educational, religious, and occupational segments of our society are affected by domestic violence.

New Beginnings-Without Violence and Abuse offers many services to victims of domestic violence. These include: a 24-hour crisis line, emergency sheltering, 24-hour accompaniment (to the hospital and police departments), court advocacy, support groups and on-going one to one support.

In 2012, the state of NH crisis centers served 9,144 primary victims of domestic violence. Throughout the state shelter was provided to 225 survivors. In addition to direct services to victims, New Beginnings provides education and outreach opportunities to local community members; in 2012 approximately 3,812 people participated in these events.

Support, advocacy, and crisis intervention is provided 24-hours a day, and services are always free and confidential. New Beginnings does not discriminate based on gender, age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic class, race, national origin, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation.

To speak with a trained advocate, call: 1-866-644-3574. For general information about New Beginnings, its programs and services, and ways to become involved, call (603) 528-6511.

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Plymouth's Art Show in the Common is Saturday

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Friends of the Arts in partnership with Plymouth Park and Recreation will hold the 29th Art Show in the Common in Plymouth on Saturday, October 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Along with the professional artists, there will be also a Youth Art Show. Students in grades 1 through 8 will be participating in this juried exhibit. A reception for the students will be held on Thursday, October 3rd from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pemi Youth Center in Plymouth. The Youth Center will be open during the Fall Art Show to view the students' work.

Anyone interested in becoming an Art Show sponsor or a volunteer can call Friends of the Arts at 536-1182.


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Wolfeboro Library to host Amy Kwei

WOLFEBORO — Amy Kwei will present a program about her book "A Concubine for the Family" at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Based on the story of the author's own grandparents, "A Concubine for the Family" presents a fascinating picture of daily life and society during a tumultuous period in Chinese history. Set during the years 1937 to 1941, Kwei tells the story of Purple Jade, who gives a younger woman to her husband as a birthday gift. This is a story of upper-class upheaval and family solidarity in a time of war and destruction.

Kirkus Review called the novel "an engaging family saga by a talented storyteller." Author Lisa See praised the book, saying that she "really enjoyed the story." A book signing will follow the presentation.

Amy Kwei is a Shanghai born Chinese-American who has twice won the Talespinner Competition sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Journal. An excerpt from "A Concubine for the Family" was published in the Skollie magazine of the Aspen Writers Foundation as a short story. Her young adult novel "Intrigue in the House of Wong" was published in 2009, and her short stories, children's stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines. Kwei is currently working on "Under the Red Moon" a sequel to "A Concubine for the Family."

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 07:19

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