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Speare Ranks Among Top Critical Care Access Hospitals in Country

PLYMOUTH, — Speare Memorial Hospital is celebrating being named among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide on iVantage Health Analytics 2014 Top 100 list. Additionally, Speare is ranked as a HealthStrong™ Hospital for 2014, a designation given to 547 of the 4,299 acute care hospitals in the United States.

"We are proud of the efforts of our physicians, nurses, clinical and administrative staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving these national designations," says Speare Memorial Hospital's President and CEO Michelle McEwen, FACHE. "We place a tremendous emphasis on quality, performance and patient satisfaction, and this honor demonstrates our efforts are making a difference not only for our hospital, but for the local central New Hampshire communities we serve."

This is the third consecutive year Speare has been named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital nationally, scoring a 99 on iVantage Analytics Health Strength Index™ measuring 66 different publicly reported performance metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, affordability, population risk and efficiency.

Speare Memorial Hospital is a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire. Visit online at www.spearehospital.com and join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:52

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Join Sick Boy on Mae West Run for Pets

LACONIA —  Sick Boy Motorcycles, makers of fine biker apparel with the Sick Boy lifestyle brand, invites riders to the 1st annual Mae West Pet Benefit run, Monday, June 16.

"We named it the 'Mae West Run' in honor of Laconia MC Week President Charlie St. Clair's dearly departed cat, who had to be laid to rest during Motorcycle Week, 2013", said Sick Boy Founder Doug Asermely. "We love animals and travel from rally-to-rally with five of them; four of them are shelter-pets. This is a cause close to our hearts and our paws."

Riders meet at Rally Headquarters on Lakeside Ave at 10:30, with kickstands up at 11:30 and take a scenic Laconia ride, ending in downtown Laconia.

In exchange for $25 rider and $20 passenger donation, riders will receive limited edition Sick Boy commemorative t-shirts and a ticket for door prizes. Door prizes include authentic autographed items from Guns 'N Roses, Quiet Riot, Chickenfoot, Ratt, Deep Purple and more. There will also be prizes from our event sponsors including: J&P Cycles , Twisted Tea, Northeast Motorcycle shows, The Lobster Pound, Wagner Motorsports, and of course Sick Boy. 100% of all donations and proceeds benefit the Lakes Region's New Hampshire Humane Society, dedicated to finding forever homes for our furry friends.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:46

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Genealogy Group Holding Workshop on Census Data

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, continues their series of genealogical workshops on Tuesday, June 3, at 10 a.m. June's workshop will delve into the frequently overlooked but valuable data which is available in census records. The workshop is free and open to all.
Census records are much more than just names. These underutilized records of each are a treasure-trove of information. This information can, in turn, lead researchers to the much sought after documentation of defining events in the lives of ancestors. Birth, marriage and death records await the astute researcher who learns to use the data available in census records. Additional information such as data on immigration, naturalization, and land holdings are available on particular census records. An overview of just what information might lie hidden in each decade's census, for the years 1790 through 1940, will be included in order that researchers might become aware of the varying questions asked by the census takers in each particular decade.

The workshop will feature an informative and concise presentation on using census records by the Midwest Genealogy Center, which is the largest publicly funded genealogical library in the country. This data can, in turn, provide clues that will lead the enlightened researcher to ancestors and ancestral documents thought to have been lost to the annals of family history.

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:44

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Moultonborough House Tour Raises funds for Library

MOULTONBOROUGH —The Friends of the Moultonborough Library are ready and eager to present a fabulous House Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 26.

This year’s ticketholders will be treated to a stroll through two spectacular gardens as well as a visit to a picturesque B&B, and four lakefront homes in Moultonborough. The Friends are grateful to the four gracious homeowners participating in this year’s House Tour.

Each residence on the tour has its own architectural style. One dwelling is an extensively renovated ranch- style home overlooking a cove with expansive oversized windows to maximize unparalleled views of Winnipesaukee. Many of the original custom features found in this home have been personally designed by the owners.

A second home on this year’s tour typifies the classic Arts and Crafts style architecture. It offers modern convenience, environmental friendliness and open concept living. This home, built just 5 years ago, features geothermal heating and a unique central vacuum system. Beautiful oak floors framed either by pine paneling or plaster walls provides the quality framework for this lakeside property.

Proceeds from this event will help the library to acquire supplemental furnishings and equipment and provide funding for seasonal activities. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at two of the homes on the tour at a cost of $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.

Tickets are on sale at the Moultonborough Library or Bayswater Books in Center Harbor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:38

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