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Irwin Automotive employees wearing pink to support breast cancer awareness

LACONIA — With the first of October comes Halloween decorations, fall weather, and leaf peeping, but it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Irwin Automotive is showing all their customers how important this is by wearing pink shirts the first full week of October. Irwin employees see the importance in supporting this cause and spreading awareness about taking preventative measures.

This is the second year that employees have sported pink shirts to show support during October and want to make it a tradition every year. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about promoting awareness, sharing information on the disease and helping to provide greater access to services and Irwin employees want to do their part. LDR of Laconia will supply these shirts and also supplied them last year.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 09:10

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LRCC Hosting Exhibit of DOC Inmates' Art Work

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) will host an exhibit of art works by inmates at the Belknap County Department of Corrections (DOC), created under the guidance of their art instructor, Mary Ellen Boudman.

While some inmates have art experience, most do not. They receive instruction in technical skills, such as use of media and design principles, as well as the use of art as a tool for self-reflection and inner growth.

"This exhibit is a great opportunity to support the growth and change that many inmates are working towards," said Patricia Wild, chair of the LRCC Art Department. "Art-making can be one step among many others on the road to a different life. It is important for us to recognize and encourage all artists, whether novices or masters, wherever they are."

The exhibit runs through October 11 in the Center for Arts and Technology foyer.

Photo: Preparing for the Belknap County DOC Art Exhibit at LRCC are Programs Director at Belknap County DOC, Tamara McGonagle, right, DOC Visual Arts Teacher, Mary Ellen Boudman, center, and LRCC Art Department Chairperson, Pat Wild, left. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 03:19

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Taylor Community Presents Classical Music Concert

LACONIA — The next concert of the 2013 Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, features the music of Franz Peter Schubert, Bernhard Heiden and Alec Wilder. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave.

The trio is comprised of Allan DiBiase, Michael Dodge and Ron Wold. DiBaise is a collaborative pianist in the Plymouth State University Department of Music Theatre and Dance where he's a frequent recitalist with students and faculty. Dodge is a senior Vocal Performance and Pedagogy major at PSU. He's currently studying voice under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Arecchi and will be singing the role of Valjean in the PSU production of Les Miserables (Oct. 24-27). Wold was a professional musician in the Boston area for 20 years before moving to a farm in New Hampshire and more recently, Vermont. The French horn player has performed in dozens of orchestras, chamber ensembles and recording sessions, as well as a soloist.

The event is free and open to the public; however, those planning to attend must pre-register as seating is limited. Call 524-5600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 08:48

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LRGHealthcare to Host Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Exhibition


LACONIA — Launched in 2004, the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition invites people from the United States and Puerto Rico diagnosed with any type of cancer – as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers – to express through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Exhibit will be on display in the Atrium of Lakes Region General Hospital during the month of October. A social reception to view the artwork will be held on Monday, October 7,  from 4:30-6 p.m.  Response is appreciated to Ginny Witkin ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Breast Health Coordinator, by calling 527-2940.

Lilly Oncology on Canvas is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that improve the care of people living with cancer, in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). NCCS is a nonprofit cancer organization that advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools that empower people to advocate for themselves. For more information, visit the NCCS website at www.canceradvocacy.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 08:45

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