A+ A A-

Blue Star Mothers sponsoring Wreaths for Boscawen

BOSCAWEN — The Blue Star Mothers of NH, sponsor of the program - Wreaths at Boscawen – would like help in placing wreaths in Sections 1K thru 1S and Section 3 (approx. 1,000 wreaths) on December 14, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery starting at 10:30 a.m. The wreaths being placed are 12" and will have a red ribbon. The wreath-laying event will coincide with the day that the wreaths are placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

This is an idea that started with a wish made by a Gold Star Family in 2007 that were facing their first Christmas without their son who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery by the Worcester Wreath Company, the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire decided we needed to answer their Christmas wish

Soldier's Helpers once again will be on hand with refreshments and hot drinks.

At noon the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will hold a ceremony at the Circle of Flags in conjunction with Wreaths Across America. The ceremony coincides with similar ceremonies across the United States of America with placing ceremonial wreaths on the military service markers.

The Gold Star Mothers will return on January 11, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. to help pick up all the wreaths and all are welcome to join.

Donations are being accepted to help purchase the  12" Balsam Wreath with a four loop red bow. The wreaths cost is $6.50 and they are purchased locally and will be delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 14. To learn more about the Wreaths for Boscawen visit www.bluestarmothersofnh.org.


Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 08:12

Hits: 148

Pease Library Hosting Muslim Journey Series

PLYMOUTH — Pease Public Library has received a $ 3,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.

Pease is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature with the help of a well-qualified scholar," said Rebekka Mateyk, Library Director.

The fourth program will discuss Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie and will be held on November 19, at 6 p.m. The final book program will discuss Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi. All programs will be held at Pease Public Library. For details or to register, visit www.peasepubliclibrary.org or contact the library at 603-536-2616.

Dr. Filiz Otucu, Associate Professor will lead a discussion of the book at each session.


Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 07:53

Hits: 161

LRGH holds its annual Tree of Love and Remembrance Service

LACONIA — The LRGH Auxiliary is pleased to once again offer the holiday 'Tree of Love,' and Remembrance Service on Thursday, December 12 at 1 p.m. in the atrium at LRGH.

From now through the Christmas holiday, the auxiliary will place an angel on the Tree of Love with the name of someone you would like to honor or remember. Angels are decorated by the students of Mrs. Bergman's 4th grade class at Woodland Heights Elementary School and cost $3 each. Angels may be purchased in the LRGH Gift Shop.

Proceeds from the Tree of Love will benefit the LRGH Auxiliary to help fund programs and services at LRGHealthcare. Any questions, please call the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop at 524-3211, ext. 3172.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 07:46

Hits: 140

Taylor Community to Hold Free, Confidential Memory Screenings November 19

LACONIA —  As part of National Memory Screening Day—an annual initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)— Taylor Community in Laconia will offer free, confidential memory screenings on November 19. Screenings will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Woodside building at Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia.

Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take five to 10 minutes to administer.
"We are pleased once again to offer this free service for seniors who live here at Taylor as well as any others seniors living here in the Lakes Region." said Liz Pomeroy, vice president of health services and organizational development at Taylor."
AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due to a family history of dementia; or who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.
Screeners emphasize that results are not a diagnosis, and encourage individuals who score poorly as well as those who still have concerns to pursue a full medical examination.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:36

Hits: 170

The Laconia Daily Sun - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy
Powered by BENN a division of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Login or Register