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Wolfeboro friends of music opening 79th season

WOLFEBORO — "Old, New, Borrowed, Blues!" Wolfeboro Friends of Music springs into its seventy-ninth season with acclaimed cellist Yehuda Hanani joining American guitar master Eliot Fisk in a diverse, unconventional duo recital on Saturday September 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the All Saints' Episcopal Church, 258 South Main Street, Wolfeboro. The concert is sponsored by Roy and Sandy Ballentine, in memory of Robert Richardson.

Yehuda Hanani has been praised by the New York Times as performing music which comes "bounding to life in vital interpretations rich in imaginative detail and virile strength," and Elliot Fisk has been hailed by the New Yorker as "the king of the American classical guitar." For over a decade the charismatic duo has appeared in a multitude of settings across the U.S., blending the sonorities of their instruments and bringing together their combined mastery, superb musicianship, strong musical profile and commitment to connect with diverse audiences.

Known worldwide for his adventurous repertoire and willingness to take art music into unusual venues (logging camps and prisons!), Fisk has performed to dazzling critical and public acclaim in recital, as soloist with major orchestras and in a wide variety of chamber music combinations, including command performances for President Bill Clinton and King Juan Carlos of Spain. Fisk's forays into unconventional territory have included creative collaborations with other musicians in classical, flamenco, jazz, and world-music styles. He has transformed the repertoire of the classical guitar through his groundbreaking transcriptions including works by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Paganini, and Albeniz.

Hanani and Fisk's diverse Wolfeboro program will include works by Boccherini, Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Lecuona, Cesar Cui, and Ernest Bloch, as well as Grammy Award-nominated composer Robert Beaser's Mountain Songs. All are original arrangements by the two performers.

This is the first of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $25 at the door; at Black's Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:21

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LRGHealthcare seeks patient escorts

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare Volunteer Services is searching for caring and reliable volunteers to become Patient Escorts. Shifts are available from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. 

As a Patient Escort, volunteers might be the first to face an anxious patient sees as they walk into the hospital. Volunteers can help alleviate some of the patients anxiety as they are escorted to a test or procedure.

Volunteer applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteer shifts are available 7 days a week from 8a.m. to 12p.m., 12p.m. to 4p.m., and shifts available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If community members are unable to commit to a 4 hour shift they can contact LRGHealthcare Volunteer Coordinator Darcy Peary at 737-6720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to discuss alternate time frames. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:17

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Community-minded teens and young adults invisted to join ASTRA club

MEREDITH — Young adults, ages 12 to 25, who want help their community are invited to join ASTRA every second Monday of the month at the Meredith Community Center. 

The name ASTRA is an acronym for Ability, Service Training, Responsibility and Achievement. It is a volunteer organization sponsored by the Altrusa International Club of Meredith. The club affords its members the opportunity to use their time and talent to enrich the lives of others by working with local, civic and volunteer groups on service projects designed to make our community a better place to live.

ASTRA members are very active in their community year round by participating in events such as The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation’s annual Gowns for Girls event, The Altrusa Club of Meredith’s annual Festival of Trees event and the; Caregivers annual mini golf tournament event. Members have also participated in making care packages for veterans, shopping for food to make Thanksgiving baskets for families in need, assisting at Altrusa sponsored community dinners at the First Congregational Church in Meredith and Christmas caroling at local nursing homes.
For more information on how to get involved contact ASTRA Chair Karen Truberg at (603) 253-3167.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:11

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Kennell Orthodontics opens satellite office at Boulder Point in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — The Kennell Orthodontics team is opening their new satellite office in Plymouth at 94 Boulder Point, overlooking the mountain range of northern New Hampshire. This expansion opens the opportunity for Dr. Alan Kennell and his experienced orthodontic staff to bring state-of-the-art orthodontic care to people of all ages to the north and surrounding areas.

Dr. Alan F. Kennell, DDS, MS graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Union College in Schenectady, NY in 1997. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, again graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Kennell received his orthodontic advanced specialty training at the University of Buffalo and also holds a Masters of Science degree for his endeavors in the field of dental research.

For the past 8 years, the Kennell Orthodontics Laconia practice has provided a variety of advanced treatments for children, teens and adults of the Lakes Region. Treatments include traditional braces, as well as options using new technology and improved aesthetics, such as clear braces, lingual (behind the teeth) braces, and Invisalign clear aligners.

The Kennell Orthodontics team takes the time to get to know their patients and strives to make everyone feel comfortable and confident with the treatments they receive. They are currently accepting new patients. Patients may contact the Laconia by calling 524-7404 or Plymouth at 536-7404 orthodontic offices to schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation with Dr. Kennell.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:08

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