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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice to hold its Annual Interfaith Hospice Memorial Services

LACONIA —  This November Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will be holding its Annual Interfaith Hospice Memorial Services, celebrating the memory of loved ones who have died this past year, both those who died in hospice care and those from the wider community.

Members of our staff will share in leading the services, which will include music and a time of remembrance. Children are welcomed. A reception follows the services to give us an opportunity to visit.

The Laconia service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia.

The Wolfeboro service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10 at the Pinckney Boat House on the Brewster Academy campus.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:51

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Franklin VNA Offering Grief Support Group

FRANKLIN —  Franklin VNA & Hospice will be hosting a grief support group on six consecutive Mondays, from October 21 through November 25.

The purpose of this group is to offer grieving individuals a caring environment in which to discuss their loss and sorrow among people who can empathize with their emotions. The sessions will be facilitated by Rev. Scott Secrest, Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Tobias Nyatsambo, Hospice Chaplain and Rebecca Herr, Hospice Volunteer.

It is the goal of Franklin VNA's grief support group to help those experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one to understand their feelings and to work through them in a safe and supportive environment.

"One of the most important factors in healing from loss is the support of other people. Even people who are usually reticent about their emotions need to share them when grieving", said Rev. Nyatsambo.

A grief support group, Rev. Secrest added, "can help the bereaved share their grief and loss, which makes the burden easier to carry. People who are grieving the loss of a loved one can feel very alone and isolated. Sharing their sorrow with others who have experienced a similar loss can help. A grief support group provides a safe place for people to face their feelings and express them, knowing that the other people in the group will listen and understand because they, too, are struggling with similar emotions. "

The six sessions will be take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and will be held at the VNA office on 75 Chestnut St, Franklin.

Pre-registration is required; to register, or for more information, call Nancy at 934-3454.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:43

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Students at Inter-Lakes take advantage of the Greater Meredith's Career Partnership Program


MEREDITH — Three seniors at Inter-Lakes High School are starting their year off on the right foot, making sure that they know just exactly what they want to do when they graduate.

Anna Brown is interning at Booty Family Farm, a second generation family-owned certified organic farm in Center Sandwich, which is dedicated to producing the highest quality vegetables and maple syrup.

John Findlay is interning with both Kathleen Hill in the Inter-Lakes Middle Tier Drama Club and Emily Eynon, Inter-Lakes band and music. Findlay helps the drama club with play try-outs, acting and set-up. He also helps the music department with underclassmen who need extra help and often helps to teach the classes.

Lydia Swedberg is focused on Interior Design and perhaps Industrial Design in college. She is interning at Interiors by Randi in Moultonborough. Interiors by Randi is a private, full-service "mini design center" that services clients in the Lakes Region and has expanded throughout Massachusetts.

Each intern is gaining new knowledge of the industry that they chose. They are determining, from hands-on experience, if this is the correct career choice for them.

"I have to say that in visiting the business sites when the students are there and talking one-on-one with the students and supervisors, all three seniors have chosen internships that compliment their interests. What a great program we have to allow these students the opportunity to have this experience before they graduate", says Career Partnership Program Director, Rhonda Hanaway.

The Greater Meredith's Career Partnership Program is a resource in the guidance department and offers one day job shadows; internships; a guest speakers' bureau; volunteer and community service opportunities; and a one-day job fai.

Last year 30 students completed internships in various industries and 50 students took advantage of one-day job shadowing opportunities. The Greater Meredith Program (GMP), an award winning Main Street Program, is a community development organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors, seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification.

To learn more about GMP, call 279-9015 or call 279-6162 x 304, ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) Rhonda Hanaway, to learn more about the Greater Meredith's Career Partnership Program. Visit www.greatermeredithprogram.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 01:58

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'Click of Treat' Halloween sessions raise funds for Children's auction

LACONIA — Spooky, two 'Click or Treat' Halloween sessions, will be held at Jump N Joy on Province Road on October 26 and October 27 to benefit the WLNH Children's Auction.

Presented by  Carey Hough Photography and Jump N Joy,LLC, the sessions run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 26 and and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on October 27.

The cost is $25 per child in costume and includes 10 minutes of shooting time, 2 digital images, a digital Halloween card and a free FB timeline cover. Jumping not included.

To book a time call 603-872-2068.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:00

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