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Local Author Gina McGuire Publishes Motivational Book

LACONIA —  Having worked as a nurse, teacher and fitness instructor, author Gina E. McGuire found herself saying/writing motivational phrases to help others get unstuck and reach their optimal potential.

In "Are You Full of S.H.I.T.(Senseless, Harmful, Intrusive Thoughts)?: Go from Crappy to Happy" (published by Balboa Press), she has collected all of her motivational phrases and now presents them to anyone who needs a quick pick-me-up.
"This book helps readers monitor the food for thought that they use to fuel their brain," says McGuire. "It is a nutritious diet of positive, inspirational and motivational messages that improve their mental health and take them from crappy to happy."
As readers progress through the phrases, they encounter all of the human condition, from procrastination to pessimism, with insights on how to successfully navigate every issue that enters their lives. The book allows readers to start anywhere to help quell what ails them.
An excerpt from "Are You Full of S.H.I.T. (Senseless, Harmful, Intrusive Thoughts)?":
"Holding on for dear life? Maybe you're clinging to something or someone that needs to make a graceful exit. It's time to relax your grip. You can't catch something better if your hands are already full. Whether it's a job, a relationship, or even a stage of life, knowing when to let go and move on shows vision, poise, and belief in the future. Think back on your own life for a moment. How many things that seemed bad at the beginning turned out to be some of the best things that ever happened to you?"
Gina E. McGuire live sin Laconia and works as a teacher for the Laconia School District at the Huot Technical Center. She was formerly a school nurse for ten years in the district. She has a fitness show on the local public access station, LRPA channel 25, called Fitness Made for You! She continues to teach fitness classes in Meredith at the Fitness Edge, and previously worked for a decade at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club. She is the mother of four adult children, Jamie, Conor, Colin and Patrick.

More information can be found at ginaemcguire.blogspot.com and www.ginamcguire.com.

The book is available in hard cover, soft cover and as an E-Book and is published by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:58

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LRCC Computer Student Designs Shaker School District Website

LACONIA — Belmont High School (BHS) graduate and Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Computer Technologies Honor Student Dave Caouette of Belmont, wanted to give something back. He certainly has done so.

Shaker Regional School District Superintendent, Maria Dreyer  sought out LRCC Computer Technologies Department Chair, Sann Lavallee  of Belmont for assistance.

"I was unhappy with the website," says Dreyer during an interview in her office in Belmont. "When it was created, the website was great; the problem was that it had never really been updated. Sann felt that one of her students could do a Capstone Project and show the skills learned in classes and laboratories. The project has worked out magnificently and School Board members and I are thrilled with the results of David's efforts."

Caouette was asked to come and talk formally with Dreyer about the original project a little over a year ago. She was so happy with him that the offer was made for Caouette to create a new Shaker Regional School District website and the rest is history.

"I wanted to give back to my high school and school district as schools are really reflections of their communities," says Caouette. "Whenever people can get community members and students involved, it is the most wonderful thing that can happen."

Caouette began the massive task in September 2012. He completed the website at the end of the summer and still consults with Paulette Rouse, Assistant to the Superintendent, and others on technical facets of the website.

"What I have loved about computers is just how open choices are and how one can apply his/her skills in so many different areas," says Caouette. "One of the reasons I chose Computer Technologies is the vastness of the field. I will graduate from LRCC with an Associate Degree in Database Administration this December and transfer to a Bachelor's Degree program in Computer Science at Plymouth State University."

"What a resume builder," says Dreyer. "To say he did the school district's website and have it on display for the world to see is fantastic! I wish Dave the absolute best in all future endeavors."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:53

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Children's Dentistry of the Lakes region and Kennell Orthodonitics expands to Plymouth

PLYMOUTH —  Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region and Kennell Orthodontics celebrated with a ground breaking ceremony Friday October 25 at the site of their new office building to be located at Boulder Point, off the Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth.

Working with Misiaszek Turpin PLLC architect firm, and Bonnette, Page & Stone Corporation, as the construction management partner, both of Laconia, the dental practices broke ground on a new 6,500 square foot office building that will be able to provide dental services for the children of the Northern Lakes Region and North Country Regions of NH. Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region and Kennell Orthodontics will be opening their second location in the spring of 2014.

In attendance at the ceremony were Dr. Melissa Kennell and Dr. Matthew Smith of Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region, Dr. Alan Kennell of Kennell Orthodontics, Barry Salta, project manager for Bonnette, Page & Stone (BPS), and Misiaszek Turpin Architects Soyna Misiaszek and Adam Morton.

According to Dr. Melissa Kennell, "Our practice has been blessed with great success and growth since our opening in Gilford in 2011. We have grown significantly in the central Lakes Region of New Hampshire and see a large draw of patients north of our current location. Given the interest and demand, we find it to be the perfect next step to grow our children's focused dental practice and provide our unique and custom family friendly office in our future patients' backyard. We believe that with the help of Misiaszek Turpin and BPS, we have designed a building that will not only be impressive to our families and comfortable for our staff, but also space efficient and energy efficient. The building will also incorporate the latest technologies that you would expect to a find in a modern dental practice." Both businesses plan to begin scheduling patients by the end of this year, 2013. The new office location is on the right at Boulder Point, just after the Plymouth Wal-Mart Shopping Center.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:31

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Saint James Church to hold its annual Christmas Fair

LACONIA — The Ladies Guild of St. James Episcopal Church has announced their annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in the Parish Hall of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 2238 Parade Road, in Laconia .

Between 9 and 11 a.m.  homemade donuts and coffee will be available and, after that, a light and tasty luncheon of homemade soup or clam chowder, biscuits, and beverages will be served.

As is their custom, St. James' Ladies Guild will hold their rffle which includes one hundred of gallons of heating oil which has been donated by Stafford Oil Co. (The winner of that prize may opt to trade it in for an equal dollar amount of automobile gasoline.) Other prizes include a $400 gift certificate from American Eyecare, which is located in the Belknap Mall. Two beautiful quilted items are also included in the raffle. The first is a nativity scene wall hanging which was made and donated by Sheila Akerstrom, and the other is a quilted table runner made by Rose Nyatsambo, the Pastor's wife.

Judy Farr has again made and donated one of her exquisite counted cross stitch pieces. Carol Johnson donated her Forsythia painting and Betty Lacroix made a mohair Teddy Bear to be enjoyed by child or adult. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased at the Fair or, prior to that time, from any of the Ladies of St. James Church.

The Fair includes a Craft Table, a table full of homemade baked goods, a "New to you" table, a table with a wide selection of house plants, and a Books table selling many new books at a big bargain price of five books for just $1.

St. James Church has moved it's location from across from Opechee Park on North Main St. and now shares space with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:47

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