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Gilmanton Historical Society to host talk about growing up at Canterbury Shaker Village

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Historical Society will host Gilmanton's own Darryl Thompson with a talk about the Shakers and his experience growing up at Canterbury Shaker Village. Darryl's father Bud Thompson helped found the museum at Shaker Village with three Shaker sisters. The program is Tuesday evening, June 23, 7:30 pm at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron works.

The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received. Refreshments and social hour begins at 7 pm. The program begins promptly at 7:30.

The Society's Museum, in the basement of Old Town Hall, is open at 7 pm before the program. The Museum is open for summer hours, May to September, every Saturday 10 am to noon except July 4th and Old Home Day (August 8).

The Society's summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September. July 23 features a walking tour of Gilmanton Iron Works Village. History of Lower Gilmanton will be the program on August 26. The final program of the season, September 22, is Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire. For details pick up a brochure at the Town Office and review the Society's exhibit on Thomas Cogswell, Gilmanton's Revolutionary War hero. Or check the Society's website, www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/gilmanton. There is a link on the Town website.

The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on the history of the town. They are available at all Society programs, at the Town Clerk's Office, and at the Brick House in Gilmanton Corners. The Society's Museum, at Old Town Hall is open Saturdays from 10 am until noon, and at 7 pm before each of the summer programs.

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State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in New Hampton within next week

NEW HAMPTON — In a continued effort to decrease the incidents of drinking and driving, the New Hampshire State Police applied for and was granted a Superior Court Order to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. The Sobriety Checkpoint is an effective method of detecting and apprehending impaired drivers. The program, approved by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support this checkpoint, which will be conducted in the town of New Hampton.

A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operate motor vehicles has resulted in a consistent number of deaths and personal injury accidents. The number of Driving under the influence arrests made in the Lakes Region continues to be high. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in the area, the New Hampshire State Police, Troop F, in conjunction with the New Hampton Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the town of New Hampton during the week of June 14, 2015 through June 21, 2015.

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. Lieutenant Todd Landry, Commander-Troop F, has taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving while intoxicated and this Sobriety Checkpoint is one of the tools that are utilized in that effort.

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LRGH offering Better Choices, Better Health workshops

LACONIA —  People who have an ongoing health concern such as chronic pain, diabetes, or arthritis, and would like to learn how to better manage their symptoms with the Better Choices, Better Health workshop presented by LRGHealthcare.

Free workshops will be offered on Tuesdays beginning June 23-July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community. Those attending the workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management.

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition.

For more information or to register for upcoming workshops, call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

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'Wealth for All' program graduates first class

LACONIA — On Thursday, May 28, a class of 13 adult students gathered with their mentors for their final 'Wealth for All' class, concluding an 8-month financial education and mentorship program. Group sessions covered debt management and credit, budgeting, understanding your tax return, job search, paying for college, and shopping for a bank account. This pilot program was co-sponsored and facilitated by the LRCS Family Resource Center and Granite United Way with support from the Bank of New Hampshire.

Although the formal program ended with an evaluation session reviewing what was learned about managing finances, many of the participants highlighted the impact of their student-mentor relationships. One couple said, "Our mentor is simply great. She helped us get a grip on a very tight budget. We won't give up and know that we can count on her support moving forward." Mentor Deb Drake, an experienced housing and credit counselor, noted that she too learned a great deal by participating in this program. "I have a deeper understanding through their eyes of just how challenging it is to struggle financially. I realize we need some systemic changes so low income people have a better chance to build financial success."

Another student, whose mentor retired from the military with years of experience counseling soldiers and their families, commented, "My mentor's advice has been just fabulous. Since we have connected, I am much more optimistic about having a good financial future." Other program mentors included a small business owner, bankers, financial planners, and a family worker.

For hundreds of families living in the Lakes Region each year, the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, a program of Lakes Region Community Services, offers respectful, non-judgmental education, early intervention, and support to assist families in their efforts to meet needs, make positive connections, and prepare children for success today and tomorrow. The Family Resource Center believes strong families lead to strong communities.

Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-524-8811or visit www.lrcs.org.



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