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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church offering Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

MEREDITH —  St. Charles Borromeo Church in Meredith invites people to explore the Catholic faith through its RCIA program – the Rite of Initiation of Adults.

RCIA includes investigating Catholicism through discussions, teachings and sharing of personal faith stories. As people continue through the process and reflect on their spiritual growth, they make a decision on whether to become a member of the Catholic Church.

Those interested in finding out more about the RCIA process can contact the St. Charles Borromeo parish office at 279-4403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. RCIA sessions will be beginning soon.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:40

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PSU Museum of the White Mountains presents Through the Eyes of the Dealers: Bob and Dot Goldberg

PLYMOUTH — The Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University will host a selection of White Mountains paintings collected by North Conway dealer Bob Goldberg October 17–February 3. Through the Eyes of the Dealers: Bob and Dot Goldberg is planned as a tribute exhibition to the Goldbergs.

Goldberg was a major 20th century dealer of White Mountains art, as impassioned by the area as he was by the paintings. Born in and a life-long resident of North Conway, Goldberg used his talents in businesses ranging from furniture and antiques to real estate and sporting goods ventures. He displayed White Mountains art in his stores, enticing visitors to start collecting. Many current collections have roots in his artistic savvy.

Museum Director Catherine Amidon says the exhibition celebrates Goldberg's commitment to cultivating collectors of White Mountains art. "The scope of the images is broad; art is from around the White Mountains, including Maine. It highlights the diversity of what they bought, sold and collected," she says.

The seven pieces in the exhibition are on loan from the Hood Museum at Dartmouth to which Robert and Dorothy Goldberg bequeathed their collection. "This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the ties between these two museums that share such strong regional interests," Amidon added.

Charles Vogel, who drafted didactic materials for the exhibition said, "My wife Gloria and I met Bob and Dot Goldberg in September 1972. Bob became my mentor, advisor, teacher, confidant and some-time partner. Most importantly, Bob Goldberg was my friend."

Vogel will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 17 at Heritage Commons in the Samuel Read Hall Building on Highland Street, just down the hill from the museum. The exhibition opening will take place at the museum immediately following Vogel's talk and the museum will be open until 10 p.m. that evening.

Vogel's writings and more can be seen on the Museum of the White Mountains website, Plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/.
The Museum of the White Mountains is located at 34 Highland Street in Plymouth, on the campus of Plymouth State University. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Contact Libby Griffiths at (603) 535-3210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss and schedule group visits.
Museum hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon–5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and University holidays.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:31

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Genesis Behavioral Health Holds 47th Annual Meeting & Fundraising Auction

PLYMOUTH — The Board of Directors of Genesis Behavioral Health will hold their 47th Annual Meeting, "Health Homes: Innovative Solutions for a Healthy Community," on Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 pm at The Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth.

The keynote address will be provided by Nancy Gilbert, MS, APRN, Director of Clinical Practice at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center. Ms. Gilbert will speak about her organization's experiences implementing a Health Home for people with mental illness.

"Our vision is to move from co-location and collaboration to fully integrated health care for people with mental illness. In order for this to happen, we understand we must change our culture, strengthen our relationships, and heighten our attentiveness to health outcomes," said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health, "We look forward to working with our partners to develop innovative solutions that lead to wellness throughout our communities for people in the Lakes Region."

As is its tradition, Genesis Behavioral Health will present the 2013 Helen Holbrook Leadership and Service Award and the Dr. George "Pete" Harris Community Service Award at the Annual Meeting. The Holbrook Award is given to an individual who leads by example and gives of themselves to strengthen the cause of mental health in the Lakes Region, while the Harris Award is presented to an individual who promotes increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues in the Lakes Region through educating the public.

For the third year, Genesis Behavioral Health will showcase its annual fundraising and awareness auction at the Annual Meeting. "Our 3rd annual auction is off to a great start, with a goal of raising $10,000 to support mental health programs and services for over 3,000 Lakes Region residents," said Kristen Welch, Director of Development & Communications, "Auction items will be on display at the annual meeting and mobile bidding will be available for on-site bids. We are grateful for the incredible support and generosity of our many donors. In particular, we want to thank our Gold Sponsors, which include Bank of New Hampshire, 98.3 LNH, WEMJ, and 104.9 The Hawk, and our Silver Sponsors, Northway Bank and The Standard, for supporting this event."

The auction runs online 24/7 from October 1 to October 23 at 8 p.m. To view the items, make a bid, sign up for email updates or refer a friend to the auction, visit www.biddingforgood.com/genesisbh.

Members of the community who wish to attend the Annual Meeting should RSVP to Kristen Welch at 524-1100, ext. 445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at www.genesisbh.org. Find Genesis Behavioral Health on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates and information.

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Bristol Baptist Church Women Hosting Regional Gathering

BRISTOL — On Wednesday, October 16 the ladies of Bristol Baptist Church located at 30 Summer Street in Bristol will be hosting the Fall Gathering of the American Baptist Women's VT/NH Lakes Association.

The gathering will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m. A luncheon for $8 will be served. .The theme "A Time to Serve" will be the focus of testimonies by Christina Barnes and Lucy Fournier.

For more information, call 744-3885.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:21

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