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Sandwich library hosting presentation on Lyme disease

SANDWICH — Chronic disease specialist Dr. Steve Clark will present an in depth presentation on Saturday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the Samuel Wentworth Library.
Lyme disease has become a concern for many people in the state of NH. Dr. Clark's lecture is aimed to give people increased knowledge and understanding regarding the workings of this complex disease and various treatment options utilizing both botanical medicines and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Clark has been studying and treating patients with both acute and chronic Lyme disease for many years and is a member of ILADS (the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society).
"Lyme disease is a complex problem involving a bacterial infection, your immune response and other problems causing inflammation. There are various reasons that Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose and treat," said Dr.Clark. "It is recognized that acute Lyme disease is treatable. Chronic Lyme disease, however, continues to be a a political and medical controversy. If you have Lyme disease it can be crippling on all levels. There are various tests and treatments for acute and chronic Lyme disease. The best way to help protect yourself and others is to know appropriate testing and treatments."

Dr. Steve Clark, N.D. a member of ILADS, will speak on the breadth of Lyme disease including your immune response, testing, identifying aggravating factors, and treatments that include botanical medicines and pharmaceuticals.

"Speed, knowledge and precision are of the essence with Lyme disease. Knowing the proper steps can help you treat it optimally, avoid medical pitfalls and continue on your road to wellness," Dr. Clark continued.
There is a $7 suggested donation to attend. Seating is limited so individuals are asked to pre-resister for this event. To pre-register email Andrea Marshall at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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'Our Corner of the Sky' concert put on by Interlakes Summer Theater

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theater will presenting "Our Corner of the Sky," a concert of song and dance featuring the music of Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz.

Though Schwartz is most recently recognized for composing the Broadway musical "Wicked," audiences are also familiar with his scores for his first musical "Godspell" (on the theater's 2014 summer schedule) and for "Pippin," both of which recently enjoyed Broadway revivals. He has also composed tunes for Disney productions "Pocahontas," "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Prince of Egypt."

The show will have two performances at the Inter-Lakes Auditorium, One Laker Lane, Meredith, over Mother's Day weekend, Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May12, at 3 p.m. All tickets are $25 and can be purchased by phoning 1-888-245-6374 or at interlakestheatre.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

This year's show will be written and directed by New York City's David Beris and Ellie Kahn, and will feature familiar faces like Mikey LoBalsalmo, Cailtin Mesiano, Corey Scheys, Graham Campbell, Carla Martinez, Nancy Barry, and new faces appearing in the 2014 company: Charles Baran, Alexander Hampton, Paul Gregg, Alyssa Gonzalez, Jess Alvarez, Ellie Kahn.

There will also be a silent auction one hour prior to each performance to help support the theater in its pre-season preparation.

Interlakes Summer Theater is still seeking several $100 sponsors for its performing troupe. Every person who sponsors one of these actors, will be invited to dinner or brunch with the Schwartz cast during that same weekend.

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Tickets available for UP Syndrome Fund annual meeting on May 16

MOULTONBOROUGH — Tickets are now available for annual dinner and meeting of the Annie Forts "UP" Syndrome Fund which will take place on May 16 at the Magic Foods Catering Facility on Route 25 in Moultonborough.

Socializing will begin at 6 p.m. with a buffet and silent auction to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can be obtained by calling Lynn Leighton at 279-5700.

The "UP" Fund provides scholarships to students persuing degrees in special education, wellness camperships, sign language certification, therapeutic riding, New Hampshire Leadership Series and adaptive tools.

Information about the UP Syndrome Fund is available at www.annifortsupfund.org or on Facebook.


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Winnisquam FFA members compete at Bretton Woods

TILTON — Members of the Winnisquam Regional Agricultural Education Center FFA chapter attended the 84th Convention of the Granite State Association of FFA held recently the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

The 21 students from the Winnisquam Center joined with students from nine other New Hampshire agricultural education programs who attended the three-day conference.

FFA members competed in Career Development Events (CDEs), participating in leadership workshops and attending awards sessions.

Several Winnisquam Ag Center students were recognized for their work in agriculture. Grace Weingartner and Iris LaRochelle placed first in their categories, with recognition also going to Tyler Swain, Andrew Broughton, Cheyenne DeHart and Alexis Colpack.

Winnisquam teams competed in various events, with the Agricultural Sales group taking first place state-wide. The team consisted of Sierra Laughy, Grace Weingartner, Iris LaRochelle and Adam Spaulding, with Spaulding earning first and Weingartner fourth as individuals. Also capturing first was the Parliamentary Procedure team of Dan McCall, Trever Cammett, Chelsea Davis, Spaulding, DeHart, Weingartner and Laughy. The Winnisquam Forestry team was fourth in the state, with Charlie Taylor, McCall, Cammett and Davis competing.

In the Impromptu Speaking CDE, Spaulding was first in the experienced division, with Weingartner, Maria Daneault, Billy Chavenelle, Brenna Audet and Cam Atherton also bringing home ribbons. Sarah Lambert placed third in Extemporaneous Speaking, while Spaulding, LaRochelle, Taylor and Davis were recognized in the Demonstration event. Also receiving awards, in the Job Interview contest, were Laughy, Swain and Sierra Dolan.

One Winnisquam FFA'er, Chelsea Davis, was awarded the State FFA Degree, while Maria Daneault was elected to the position of State Secretary. All 21 Winnisquam participants took advantage of this outstanding opportunity to meet like-minded students from across the state, develop their leadership skills and expand their horizons.

The FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) is a national organization of nearly 580,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.


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