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Five Week SAT Prep Course at Gilford Library

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library is now accepting sign-ups for a 5 week S.A.T. preparatory course for High School juniors and seniors.

The course begins on Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30-8 p.m.

The course will provide tips and strategies for each of the major test areas including math, critical reading, writing and the essay. The course is designed to prepare students for the SAT examination on November 2,

Sign up before the first session with a $10 refundable deposit at the Circulation Desk.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 09:39

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Watershed Management Plan Being Developed for Center Harbor Bay

MEREDITH —  The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) in partnership with the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (LWWA) is developing a Watershed Management Plan for Center Harbor Bay.

The Center Harbor Bay Plan is part of a long-term plan to create a web-based watershed management plan for the entire Winnipesaukee River watershed. A key goal is to help protect the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee for the future economic, recreational, and aesthetic value of the region. Progress to date can be viewed at the Winnipesaukee Gateway, the permanent website of the plan (www.winnigateway.org).

Watershed based management plans estimate the level of pollutant load reduction or habitat restoration required to meet the goals set by the plan. Specific locations are usually identified where land use improvements are needed, such as at public boat launches or culverts under roadways.
The Advisory Committee for the Center Harbor Bay project met in Meredith last month to establish goals for the Plan. The committee was presented with recommendations for water quality conditions for Center Harbor Bay. Lake water quality specialists from Lakes Region Planning Commission, Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association, and UNH Cooperative Extension developed these recommendations.

The Advisory Committee, comprised primarily of local municipal officials, accepted the recommendation that the Watershed Management Plan be developed with the goal to maintain the water quality of the bay in its present condition. The committee noted that even slightly degraded water quality conditions in other bays of the lake have resulted in algal blooms. Therefore, developing a strategy to maintain water quality was viewed as an essential goal of the Center Harbor Bay Plan.

The creation of impervious surfaces and nutrient runoff from developed land degrade water quality, whereas compliance with shoreline regulations and voluntary actions of landowners can protect water quality. Research in New England has shown that a natural buffer strip of shrubs and trees along the shoreline protects water quality and habitat nearly as well as an intact, forested watershed.

The Center Harbor Bay Watershed Management Plan is scheduled to be completed in 2014. LRPC and LWWA are especially interested in public feedback on ways to protect water quality and learning of locations where remediation projects are needed. There will be upcoming opportunities for public engagement on the plan components.

The plan is funded, in part, by NH Department of Environmental Services using funds from the federal Clean Water Act, and by the LRPC. For more information on the plan, contact LRPC consultant Steve Kahl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or LWWA Executive Director Pat Tarpey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or the LRPC at 279-8171.

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Holistic Health Center Offers Free Program: Holistic Routes to Healthy Living

GILFORD — Dr. Brian Paterson of LRGHealthcare's Holistic Health Center will be offering a free program to the community through the Laconia Adult Education Program.

On Tuesday, October 1, Dr. Paterson will begin a six week program entitled "Holistic Routes to Healthy Living," which focuses on the importance of nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, and the body's structural integrity.

To register for this free program, call the Laconia Adult Education office at 524-5712.

The foundation of Naturopathic Medicine is to teach the principles of healthy living through preventative medicine, address the fundamental cause of disease, and to heal the whole person through individualized treatment.

Dr. Paterson has been affiliated with LRGHealthcare since 2002, and a familiar face at numerous health fairs at both LRGH and FRH. In addition to being a Naturopathic Doctor, he has a Masters Degree in Acupuncture.  Dr. Paterson offers various options to his patients for the treatment of health conditions including therapeutic techniques for repetitive motion injuries, muscle strains and pain management alternatives. Nutritional counseling services are also available.

Naturopathic Medicine has seen significant growth in popularity, as people seek alternative and complimentary therapies for their healthcare needs. Celebrate the healing power of nature the week of October 7-13, 2013; the inaugural Naturopathic Medicine Week.

For more information, contact The Holistic Health Center, located at Hillside Medical Park at 524-9261. The office is open Monday – Thursday from 8 am-6 pm.

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Estate & Retirement Income Planning Question and Answer Workshop

GILFORD — A question and answer workshop on Estate & Retirement Income Planning will be conducted at Wesley Woods on Thursday, October 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. by Independence Financial Advisors, LLC a Franklin Savings Bank company.

The workshop will address important topics for those soon to retire or already retired, including estate planning, protecting  assets, legal documents not to be without, asset allocation, generating income in a low interest rate environment and more.

Host and moderator will be Paul Gatehouse VP, Independence Financial Advisors, registered representative,Infinex Investments. He will be joined by James Sessler, Attorney at Law and Michael Ventura, President and CEO Independence Financial Advisors, LLC.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Paul Gatehouse by Tuesday, October 1 at 603-524-4972.

Wesley Woods Community Room is off Route 11A. Follow the signs around the back of the church to the last door on the left.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 09:31

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