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Committee on Aging session on Laughter Yoga, Tai Chi

GILFORD — Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings are set to resume on Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room. The Committee will meet on the second Friday of each month and will cover a variety of topics designed to keep area seniors healthy, educated, and informed. Meetings are open to the public and area residents of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Marcia Wyman from the New England Center of Laughter will discuss the overall health benefits of Laugher Yoga, and Tai Chi, at theour first meeting. Laughter Yoga was started in 1995 by a Medical Doctor in India who also did yoga breathing. Scientific studies in the United States have shown that prolonged laughter improves both the body and the mind.

"It's a great way to feel better and stay better, " says Wyman , "and no side effects except joy and feeling renewed and refreshed."

For more information about the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging, or have a topic you would like to see addressed during these meetings, contact Stace Dicker-Hendricks at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Brenda Fortier at 603-267-9867 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Laconia Historical Society will hear story of LaFlamme's Bakery.

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society's September lecture program on Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m. will feature The History of LaFlamme's Bakery, presented by Lynda LaFlamme
This lecture will be held at the Laconia Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Please note the change of venue. The program was originally scheduled to be held at the Water Street Cafe but due to the anticipated attendance has been moved to the library.

For more information about this lecture program, or if you would like to make a donation and/or become a member, contact Laconia Historical & Museum Society at (603) 527-1278, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us online at www.laconiahistorical.org.



LaFlamme's Bakery (Courtesy Photo)

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Smith Meeting House September Service this Sunday

GILMANTON —  The September church service of the First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House. The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness will officiate and Harriet Coupal will be the organist.

Refreshments will be served after the service in the meeting room downstairs. It is a non-denominational service and dress is casual.

The First Congregational Society was formed in 1774 and that year built the oldest church in Gilmanton which became the Smith Meeting House in honor of the first minister to serve there, Reverend Isaac Smith. Today the Smith Meeting House, located on Meeting House Road off Route 140 approximately 3.5 miles east of Route 107, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

For questions contact George Roberts at 603-267-8151.

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Brigadier General (Ret) Patricia Anderson to talk at Guy's Night Out

GILFORD — Brigadier General ( Ret) Patricia Anderson will speak about the current medical care our troops receive in war zones that address their immediate medical needs at Guys' Night Out at the Gilford Community Church on Thursday, September 19.

BG Anderson was the chief nurse of the 410th Evacuation Hospital in Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. She has since moved to Laconia.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. (dinner catered by Ellie Murphy at 7 p.m.  and the program with BG Anderson will follow.

Reservations for this evening can be made by calling the church office at 524-6057 by Sept 16.

Guys' Night Out is open to all men in the Lakes Region. The cost of the entire evening is now $11 per man.

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