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Memorial service for Lilyanna Johnson in Laconia on Saturday

LACONIA — On Saturday, April 19 Laconia High School Key Club will be holding a remembrance service for Lilyanna Johnson at the boat launch on Messer Street from 12 to 2 p.m.

There will be stations set up for bringing in pictures. Attendees will also be able to buying floating candles that will be lit and placed in the water. Bracelets and bumper stickers will also be available for purchase.

The service is open to all members of the community. All proceeds raised from the service will go toward the scholarship in her name.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:31

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Scavenger Hunt Coming to Tanger Outlets to Benefit Easter Seals NH

TILTON — Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 27, as an adventurous event returns to Tanger Outlets in Tilton. The Easter Seals Scramble is a fast-paced scavenger hunt that will challenge participants to solve clues, complete challenges and experience the outlets in a fun, new way. Teams or individuals can participate in the Scramble competitively, leisurely, or as a family as they visit as least 20 of the Tanger Outlet Center stores. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Scramble will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During the Scramble, participants will work together to solve mental, visual, physical, comical and even electronic clues (bring your smart phone!) that will lead them on a two-hour uniquely humorous adventure. Trophies, prizes, team costumes and a great raffle await at the finish line including a pizza lunch sponsored by Uno's.
"We are very pleased to host the Easter Seals Scramble for its second year at Tanger Outlets in Tilton." said Eric Proulx, Tanger Outlets General Manager "Tanger believes in supporting the communities we serve and we admire the work Easter Seals NH does across the state."

Event sponsors including major sponsor Meredith Village Savings Bank, Tanger Outlet Center, Optical Designs Manufacturing Inc, Ameriprise Financial's Michael Clark, Financial Advisor, Mix 94.1, Planet 100.1 FM, WSCY 106.9 FM, and WPNI & WFTN. This event is being held as a new fundraiser for the Walk With Me to be held later on in June and in partnership with the Easter Seals Community Based Services program.

The cost of the Scramble is only $25 per person or a discounted rate of $85 for a team of four (teams must include as least one adult). You can register by phone at 1-888.368.8880 or for more information or to register online, please visit www.eastersealsme.org/events.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:23

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LRGHealthcare observes National Volunteer Week

LACONIA —  LRGHealthcare recently took part in National Volunteer Week by acknowledging the dedication and hard work of the many volunteers within the organization. This year the week ran from April 6 through 12.

National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Since then, every U.S. President has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week.

"Volunteers are the heart and soul of both Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital. These individuals are the unsung heroes who provide heart-warming care and comfort to patients, families and staff" explains Director of Public Relations and Volunteer Services Sandy Marshall.

There are a wide range of volunteer roles at LRGHealthcare, including, but not limited to: escorting patients through the hospital, running the gift shop, delivering books and magazines, and assisting with administrative tasks. The opportunities are endless and LRGHealthcare is happy to work with individuals to find or create the right position.

To learn more about Volunteer Services at either Lakes Regional General Hospital or Franklin Regional Hospital, please contact Darcy Peary, Volunteer Coordinator at 524.3211, ext. 6720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:20

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Laconia School District Names Adminstrator for $2.15 Million Grant

LACONIA — The Laconia School District is pleased to announce that McKenzie Harrington-Bacote will become the SAMHSA Grant Administrator-Director this month. Ms. Harrington-Bacote has worked at the New Hampshire Department of Education and was one of the key authors of this significant $8.6 million federal grant for New Hampshire.

Ms. Harrington-Bacote will be responsible for coordinating the administration of the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grant in our community. This multi-year $2.15 million grant is focused on increasing the number of New Hampshire children and youth who have access to behavioral health services, decreasing the number of youth who abuse substances, increasing the capacity of our community agencies to provide early childhood development services, improving school climate and reducing the number of children who are exposed to violence. Laconia is one of three communities in the state to receive these funds and to be participating in the process of improving cross agency collaboration to support children and youth.
Ms. Harrington-Bacote has experience and expertise in developing collaborative partnerships with several key organizations in our state, including the Endowment for Health, the Institute on Disability at UNH, and the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:15

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