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Local Dentist Kicks Off the Season With a Local Food and Toy Drive

GILFORD — Dr. Mark A. Horvath of Gilford is kicking off the holiday season with a local food and toy drive.
This holiday season, Dr. Horvath and staff are offering fast, in‐office tooth whitening for $79 for those who bring in four canned goods or a new, unwrapped toy to support the local community.
This offer is available from now until December 23 and is for patients of record. Those who are not a patient can become one by calling Horvath Dentistry at 524‐7677 to schedule a new patient exam.
The canned goods will be distributed to the local food pantry and the toys will go to children in the community whose families are going through tough, economic times. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:22

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Tommy Turkey Announces New Website for Annual Turkey Plunge

LACONIA — Thomas Turkey, aka "Tommy", is pleased to announce a new website for the annual Turkey Plunge. The site, created just to support the Lakes Region Salvation Army, is www.saturkeyplunge.org.

Individuals can log on at this site and identify a team or individual plunger and then make a pledge using a credit card. "With just a few days to go till the Plunge on Saturday, we need to make this our best year yet for pledging support" said Tommy. Tommy reminds all that this year's Plunge will be at Opechee Cove Beach in Laconia with gates opening at 10 a.m. followed by costume judging, picture taking and warm-up exercises. The first Plunge Team will hit the water at 12 Noon.

Following the Plunge, everyone is invited to attend the luncheon at the nearby Laconia Middle School. Plungers eat for free while the general public is asked to make a $5 donation. Culinary Arts students from LRCC will be serving chili, chowder, soups and stews from some of the area's finest restaurants as well as luscious desserts baked by the college students.

This year the Plunge Committee has received support from newcomers Junior's Crush House and Big Cat Coffees. They join Hart's, Patrick's Pub, Kitchen Cravings, Fratellos, O Steak & Seafood, T-Bones, Lago and Coca Cola of Northern New England as prime sponsors of the Plunge luncheon. An array of gift cards and services will be awarded as door prizes at the luncheon.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:17

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Innisfree Bookshop Hosting Bob Montana Book Author Carol Lee Anderson

MEREDITH — Innisfree Bookshop, in the Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith is pleased to announce that Lakes Region historian; Carol Lee Anderson will be signing of her latest work The New England Life of Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip, on Saturday, December 7 from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome.
Carol Lee Anderson's latest book focuses on Bob Montana creator of the Archie comic strip and one of America's greatest cartoonists. He always considered himself a true New Englander. Filled with the antics of the rambunctious teenagers of the fictional Riverdale High, Montana's comic strip was based on his high school years in Haverhill Massachusetts.

At the height of his career, he lived as a beloved resident in the quaint picturesque town of Meredith in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. For nearly thirty years, he was considered an extraordinarily respected contributor to the community. Drawing from the Yankee humor he saw around him Montana deftly included local scenes, events and characters in the puns and pranks of Archie's comic-strip life. Join historian Carol Lee Anderson as she takes readers beyond the Archie comic strip and tells the story of the remarkable New England of Bob Montana.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:03

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Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities at LRGHealthcare


LACONIA — Does the thought of frigid weather and being cooped up inside on the days and months ahead sound discouraging? Avoid cabin fever this winter and join the great team of volunteers at LRGHealthcare.

The Volunteer Program at LRGHealthcare consists of over 200 community members who serve at Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital, as well as Healthlink, Hillside, the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center, and other locations.

Volunteering has many proven benefits. Did you know that people who volunteer on a regular basis live longer and healthier lives? As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to create new, lasting friendships and will also have something very rewarding to do every week.

By volunteering at LRGHealthcare you might be the first face an anxious patient sees as they walk into the hospital -- alleviating some of their stress with your smile and kind words as you escort them to a test or procedure. You may assist a family member with their purchase of an uplifting gift for a loved one. Some volunteers are out in the field installing Lifeline systems in the homes of seniors, providing an important safety measure that allows them to stay in their homes while bringing peace of mind to their loved ones. If you know how to knit or sew join a group of volunteers every Monday who make comfort dolls and stuffed animals for children or seniors who could use a smile.

These are just a few of the opportunities the LRGHealthcare Volunteer Program has to offer. Shifts run as short as 3 hours a week. We will work with you to find the right position and the best hours to fit your schedule.

Call today to set up an appointment to talk with Darcy Peary (737-6720) or Sandy Marshall (527-2895) about the various volunteer positions and this very fulfilling and rewarding opportunity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:54

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