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Community Caregivers honor volunteers

MOULTONBOROUGH —  The Charlotte A. Leavitt Award in Recognition of Outstanding Volunteer Service was awarded to Elizabeth "Mackie" Heinrich and accepted on her behalf by her husband George "Bud" Heinrich at the recent 2015 Interlakes Community Caregivers 2015 Annual Meeting.
"Let us remember all the contributions Mackie has made to Community Caregivers. We honor her by continuing to make our nonprofit an outstanding organization, providing much needed services to our neighbors and helping them in their daily lives," stated John Buckley, ICCI Board President.
As a volunteer for over 15 years, Mackie was totally committed to Community Caregivers, its mission and its operation. She served on the Board of Directors, as Board Secretary and Board President, a volunteer on various committees, a coordinator and a volunteer driver. Even during her prolonged battles with cancer, she continued to help Caregivers behind the scenes in whatever way she could. Mackie generously gave of her talents. She designed the ICCI logo, created the newsletter, wrote the original Coordinator's manual, attended to all the organization's graphic needs, and was their "photographer on the scene" at many events. She was always a loyal and dedicated supporter of the Community Caregivers' cause, their neighbors and other volunteers.

Over the winter, the Board voted to name Mackie as the second recipient of the Charlotte A. Leavitt Award in Recognition of Outstanding Volunteer Service. Charlotte, Community Caregivers Co-Founder for whom the special recognition was named, was able to present the award to Mackie prior to her passing in March.

Held at Lemon Grass Restaurant in Moultonborough on May 19, Volunteer Recognition also went to those contributing 5, 10 and 15 years of service. Patricia Lincoln, Volunteer Education Committee Chair, and Connie Cunningham, Public Relations Committee Chair, presented certificates to:

5 Years of Service: Gail Miller, Anthony Sabutis, Sandra Sabutis, Mary Ellen Monico

10 Years of Service: Rose Marie Phillips

15 Years of Service: Earl Miller

Words of appreciation continued throughout the event by John Buckley, Board President, and Ann Sprague, Executive Director, for all volunteers in general and those in particular were recognized at the meeting.

This event was supported in part through generous funding provided by Bald Peak Community Fund, Skrungloo Farm Grant Program, and the NH Electric Co-op Foundation.

In 2014, ICCI volunteers donated almost 5,000 hours performing over 1,200 services and drove 52,000 miles providing rides to those in need.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 11:09

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Meredith garden club to hear all about bees Thursday

MEREDITH — The Community Garden Club of Meredith will host Pemi-Baker Beekeepers' president, Gerard Godville, on Thursday, June 18 at the Meredith Community Center for a discussion of the ways gardeners can encourage bees to visit their gardens.
Godville, assisted by other members of the club, will share the ways pollinators enhance gardens and how homeowners or orchard keepers can attract more of them.
The mission of the Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association is to bring local beekeepers together "for the purpose of learning and sharing information on the art of beekeeping". The membership is open to all those who are truly interested in learning the history, techniques, skills, and development of a beekeeping establishment. . . as a hobbyist or an entrepreneur for the honey industry.
Learn about the history, hives, and habits of bees: much about them isn't readily apparent. For instance, bees are attracted to flowers, but did you know they have five-eyes and cannot see the color red? Another surprising fact: bees are attracted more to smells, than to color. Are you aware that honeybees are the only insect that produces food for humans? Honeybees have been producing this food for about 100 million years. By the way, honey is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and an antiseptic.
What does some information like this mean for the home gardener? Enjoy your red flowers, but planting in the blue-green range (with some oranges and yellows) will attract bees. The color white is one that bees are likely to avoid, hence beekeepers wearing white clothing. Gardeners will want to remember that scented soaps, scented laundry detergents, or perfumes on their skin will attract the bees' attention. However bees will not sting unless they perceive a threat, or unless their hive is threatened. Did you know honeybees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we consume? So – if you enjoy raspberries or blueberries on your cereal, or tomatoes on your salad come to this presentation and learn more about what we all can to encourage and "bee" friends with these helpful pollinators.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 10:51

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Busy weekend planned at Gunstock Mountain

GILFORD — A multitude of activities are planned at Gunstock Mountain Resort's Adventure Park this weekend.

Fishing Derbies will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. Both events are free for kids age 15 and under. Saturday registration begins at 8 a.m. and is hosted by the Gilford Police Department. The derby takes place from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. with awards following. For more information, visit the Gilford PD website or call (603) 527-4737.

On Sunday the derby takes place from 9 a.m. to noon and will be run by the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association. Bait, food and instruction will be provided. It is not necessary to pre-register for the Sunday event.

Gunstock Mountain has numerous well-maintained hiking trails as well as an Off-Road Segway X2. Never been on a Segway? No worries, Gunstock's experienced staff will give you a comprehensive lesson before guiding you through the trails.

How about a Zip Tour? Gunstock's zipline tour was judged "The Best in N.H. for 2015" by New Hampshire Magazine's Readers' Poll.

To make a reservation, call (603) 737-4388 or reserve your space via www.gunstock.com.  

 

 

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Bank of NH will again be presenting sponsor for LRGHealthcare golf classic

LACONIA — For the seventh year Bank of New Hampshire has signed on as the $10,000 Presenting Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic. Over the years this tournament has raised more than $955,000 to benefit patients at LRGHealthcare. Proceeds from the 2015 Golf Classic will be used to support state-of-the-art infection control technology.

The Aug. 10 tournament will take place at Laconia Country Club. Players will participate in a scramble format, choosing to golf in either the morning or afternoon round: shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each flight will be followed by a delicious meal, gifts, and prizes for the participants.

"Bank of New Hampshire is proud to continue to sponsor the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic and the new Xenex UV Disinfecting System that the proceeds will support," states Mark Primeau, President & CEO for Bank of New Hampshire. "As an industry with ever-changing technology, we understand the importance of leading the way to provide the latest and greatest to our customers and community."

The Xenex germ-zapping robot is a chemical-free broad spectrum UV disinfecting system that has been proven to significantly lower rates of harmful bacteria and viruses, such as C.diff and MRSA, ultimately reducing healthcare-associated infections. It is an added layer of protection after the standard cleaning process in patient rooms and surgical suites that will be used at LRGH and at Franklin Regional Hospital.

"On behalf of the LRGHealthcare Board of Trustees, staff, and patients, I'd like to extend my sincere gratitude to Mark Primeau and everyone at Bank of New Hampshire for their very generous, long-time support of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic," states Chuck Van Sluyter, LRGHealthcare interim president and CEO. "The level of support from so many business in this community is remarkable, and we thank each and every sponsor, golfer, donor, and volunteer ... who collectively will help to make the Aug. 10 Golf Classic a great success."

Several sponsors have already joined Bank of New Hampshire in supporting this event, including Gold Sponsor DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc., Silver Sponsor Cross Insurance, Golf Ball Sponsor FairPoint Communications, Bronze Sponsor Giguere Electric Inc., and Cart Sponsor Meredith Village Savings Bank. The Irwin Automotive Group and Dr. Paul Racicot and Family are proud to be Hole-in-One Sponsors.

Foursome spots and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information please contact the Office of Philanthropy at LRGHealthcare, 527-7063 or visit www.lrgh.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 03:37

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