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Senior Moment-um Movie and Breakfast Monday, Sept. 16

GILFORD —  The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, September 16. Participants will meet at the Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. for breakfast and a movie, the classic Jack Nicholson film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

The movie and coffee are free of charge. Breakfast is available for anyone interested at $2 per person featuring cinnamon pancakes and sausage.  Anyone interested in breakfast must RSVP by Friday, September 13 by contacting the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

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Vegan cooking class and dinner planned for September 19 in Northfield

 NORTHFIELD A vegan cooking class and dinner is planned for Thursday, September 19 at the Pines Community Center from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 The class will prepare a late-summer dish of ratatouille, a traditional French dish using sautéed onions, garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant and zucchini; a corn, red pepper, and black bean salad with lime vinaigrette on a bed of fresh, organic spinach; a "sour cream" apple pie, and cinnamon herbal tea.

Ratatouille is usually accompanied by rice, pasta, or bread, but the class will be creating a more nutrient-dense version, serving it over quinoa. Quinoa is an edible seed, though it's generally used and regarded as a grain. But unlike grains which are typically low in the indispensable amino acids (IAAs, formerly known as essential amino acids) lycine and isoleucine, quinoa has adequate amounts of both these amino acids and is thus regarded as a "complete" protein.

The science behind plant proteins being preferable to animal proteins is slowly gaining acceptance within the medical community. In an article titled, "Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets" in the Spring 2013 issue of The Permanente Journal, the authors wrote, "The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets. Concerns about the rising cost of health care are being voiced nationwide, even as unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. For these reasons, physicians looking for cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles. Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods."

"This month we'll be sampling edamame (soy beans), black beans, and quinoa, all great sources of plant proteins," said Dell'Amico. Cost for class is $30, children 12+ under are free. Send two checks for $15 each, one payable to PCC and one payable to L. Dell'Amico and mail to PCC, PO Box 262, Tilton, NH 03276. For more info call Louisa at 729-0248 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Santosha Bouchard of Meredith is a familiar face at the vegan cooking classes. "I love it when she comes and helps me. Not only is she incredibly hard-working, but she has finely-tuned senses of taste and smell, and I depend on her opinions," said cooking instructor Louisa Dell'Amico. (Courtesy photo)

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Tea Party Targets Workforce Housing Issue

ALTON — The Lakes Region Tea Party will be meeting on Wednesday, September 18 at 6 p.m at the Gilman Museum at 123 Main Street  in Alton.

The Alton Business Association is hosting a forum on Workforce Housing and it's important that many citizens attend to discover more about this very controversial topic.

Contact Tim Carter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Exhibit at The Studio this month portrays Elvis Presley’s Graceland

LACONIA — Photographer Evelyn Lamprey gives us an intimate, almost cozy, view of Elvis Presley's home Graceland in her "Just Like Us, Only Not" display at 6 p.m. at The Studio in Laconia.
During a visit to Graceland last year, Lamprey was allowed a short amount of time to capture pictures. The images that are being shown at The Studio reveal an almost-average home, dated and nostalgic, with only a few glimpses of the over-the-top excess that we often associate with Elvis. "I was surprised at how unpretentious so much of it was," says Lamprey. "Even the pretension is often tempered by the mundane, and sometimes the tacky - an arrangement of silk flowers on an exquisitely set dining table, a single wilting plant in an over-sized terracotta pot, poolside."
Melissa McCarthy, who curated the exhibit has reached out to other businesses to bring "Just Like Us, Only Not" further in to the community. The unique frame samples used came from Will Lehmann Frames in Sandwich, and the large stuffed animals in the window installation are on loan from the St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop. The owner of Polished and Proper Barbershop and Shave Parlor, is working with McCarthy also.

The exhibit runs through the month of September at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia. For more information call 603-455-8008.

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