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Synergy Cafe to open within Natural Roots & Remedies store in Gilford

GILFORD — In mid-January, Natural Roots & Remedies moved to a larger location in Gilford, as their fist year they exceeded expectations for retail products and needed a larger location to respond to customers demands for healthy take out food.

"Since the move, we've experienced a lot more traffic for our health foods retail store and there's a lot of great buzz about our café. It's called Synergy Café and it will be open around February 15th," says owner Chellsey Latham. "The tagline is: 'Where the Tribe meets and eats.' There's a story there which our customers discover when they walk through the store."

Synergy will have a wide verity of soups every day rustic butternut squash, carrot ginger and tortilla soups. People asked for authentic southwestern burritos so in response the cafe will offer its own healthy version with grass feed beef and an organic vegetarian burrito with some incredible fermented probiotic rich sauces. All ingredients from local growers in season, therefore giving local customers a farm to table experience.

"Having lived in the Southwest for a number of years, I found I loved what they cooked at Wild Oats for breakfast and lunch take out and I've duplicated the tastes with healthy ingredients," says Chef Jeff Thayer. "I've also added a few Native American additions which make these burritos unique. Same with our Tortilla soup."

Other food options include vegetable pesto and curried vegetable cold wraps with unique sauce toppings. For those who want a lighter fare, the cafe will offer carrot, pepper, sun dried tomato, smoked cheese, and a caprese panini.

"People ask what makes Synergy different? Because we ferment some of our vegetables and sauces, the process heightens the taste and their probiotic content is high. We've made sure our wraps and burritos taste incredibly good and they are healthy," says Chef Jeff. "I have been fermenting foods and kefirs for a number of years and the benefits are worth the effort. We've designed each of the wraps and burritos to be a fusion food work of art blending one or more ethnic food combinations with toppings and sauces."

Synergy is a unique experience for all guests pertaining to both food and atmosphere. The cafe will hold a Movie Night which features cutting edge films and documentaries concerning the organic, and non-gmo foods movements. Additionally, food workshops will be held regarding fermenting foods, cooking fusion foods and making fermented beverages such as water kefirs. The space itself is unique, as much time was spent designing the interior to give it a tribal and eclectic feel. Much of the interior materials have been recycled from pallets, old tin and reused wood.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 11:11

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Dietician to speak to Altrusa Club on Feb. 10

LACONIA — Altrusa International of Laconia will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Woodside Building at Taylor Community.

The guest speaker for the program will be Lisa Garcia, the registered dietitian for Food Coach LLC in Laconia.

Altrusa of Laconia is a volunteer service organization dedicated to improving our community through personal service.

Service projects include scholarships, literacy projects, donations to local libraries, LRGH Eldercare Program, LRGH Newborn Program, Hands Across the Table, donations to local food pantries, and monthly birthday parties for Belknap County Nursing Home residents.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 11:04

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um group to make flag pins

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, February 9 in the Fellowship Hall at the Gilford Community Church at noon to create American Flag pins in honor of President's Day.

Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and are asked to RSVP by Friday, February 6. To RSVP contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 10:57

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Knights of Columbus to hold free throw competition

FRANKLIN — Local boys and girls aged 9 to 14 from the Twin Rivers area are invited to participate in the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the St. Gabriel's Parish Center on Elkins Street in Franklin.

Registration will begin at noon.

There is no cost associated with this event. Each contestant will be given a chance to shoot 15 free throws, with the winner of each division determined by who sinks the most shots. There will be six separate divisions for boys and girls – 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 years old. The age of the contestant as of this past Jan. 1 will determine the division he or she competes in.

Trophies will be awarded to the first-place winners while all contestants will be recognized for their participation. Division winners will also be eligible to go on and compete at the State of NH Free Throw Championship on March 1 in Bedford.

This year's sponsors are the Knights of Columbus Council 11868 in Tilton, Council 12147 in Franklin and Council 10943 in Belmont. In the event of bad weather, the make-up date for this event is Feb. 15.

Those who want more information can call Matt Harmon at 286-2284.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 10:54

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