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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Business Name Change

The T. Murray Wellness Center, Inc. was founded by Dr. Trish Murray over 12 years ago and has been the place to go in Mt. Washington Valley to alleviate pain. Over the past 6 years, Dr. Murray has trained and become certified in another specialty, functional medicine which is root cause medicine, focusing on finding the underlying cause of chronic diseases or conditions. “This is a multi-systems approach to medicine”, said Dr. Murray. “We look at all systems to find the reason for the condition and help people learn what changes they can make to help improve their health.”

Pictured from left: Elaine Swett, Loretta Hawes, Pamela Beaupre, Jude Trotter, APRN, Patricia Murray, D.O, Rita Corbitt, Cherie Jewell.

Now known as Discover Health Functional Medicine Center the practice and clinic has grown to include a new provider and expanded clinic and services.

On Friday, June 22 they celebrated with a ribbon cutting and open house at their clinic at 24 Pleasant Street, Conway. Guests toured the facility, received information on services and learned how Discover Health Functional Medicine Center can help restore and optimize your health. For more information visit them online or call the office at 603-447-3112.


Food and Film Festival, April 28, Highlights Connection Between Health and Diet

On Saturday, April 28, Evergreen Institute for Wellness is sponsoring a “Food & Film Festival”
at Kennett High School from 10am to 3pm.

This free event offers fun family activities that highlight connections between what we eat and how we feel.  Exhibits and demonstrations promoting nutritional awareness and healthy eating habits will continue throughout the day.  In partnership with Green Mountain Conservation Group, there will be a special showing of the film “Food, Inc.”

“We want to encourage a greater understanding of the relationship between our diet and our health, between what we put on our plates and the health of our planet,” said Evergreen’s event coordinator Kat Alden. “Our festival will be a great place to learn more about the steps we can take to improve our nutrition and our environmental impact. “

Local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) groups will be among many food and nutrition based exhibitions at the festival.  Other organizations interested in participating in the festival should contact Evergreen. “There will be something for everyone to help improve their sense of wellness through a better relationship with food,” Alden said.

For more information about the Food & Film Festival, go to EvergreenForWellness.org, call 651-7475, or email evergreenforwellness@gmail.com.

The Local Grocer’s Ribbon Cutting and Sustainable Party!

Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Presents!
You’re Invited!
To The Local Grocer‘s Ribbon Cutting and

Sustainable Party!
local grocer logo

Come and Celebrate with The Local Grocer crew for their achievement of Environmental Champion through the NH Sustainable Lodging and Restaurants Program. They join one other restaurant in the entire Valley to earn this status!

Friday, January 27th
Right at their store on
3358 White Mountain Highway
right past the North Conway Village.
The TLG Crew really knows how to throw a party! Besides great company,

come and enjoy…
  • A Mead tasting by Sap House Meadery
  • Organic wines and local beer paired with organic cheeses
  •  Gluten-Free baked goods from North Conway’s GF goddess Nancy Plante of Peace of Mind Bakery
  • Appetizers from The Local Grocer’s magical kitchen staff 
  • Jen Kovach of Garden Dreamswill be spotlighting some of her herbal skin care potions and NH’s Herbal Energetics will be sampling out some of their medicinal creations.
  • Massage divas from North Conway’s Advanced Skin Care will be offering mini chair massages.
  • Kate Macphee of Transformational Body Therapywill be offering free laser therapy sessions to help free muscular/skeletal tension
  • Kelly Simpson will be offering 2012 numerology readings for only $17!

The Local Grocer is Certified an Environmental Champion by NHSLRP


The Local Grocer’s café and deli in North Conway has been recognized as an Environmental Champion under the New Hampshire Sustainable Restaurant Certification Program.  Organic vegetables, herbs, and grass-fed meat from their own Mountain Flower Farm and other local farms are served in the café and sold in the deli and market. The Local Grocer uses only cleaning products with no harmful chemicals and with a vast knowledge of herbs are able to use herbal deterrents for pest management. Owners Heather Chase and Russell Van Deursen have implemented many energy and water saving initiatives and limit their trash waste to only one or two 50 gallon barrels per week – everything else is recycled or composted.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US generates 34 million tons of food waste each year which, if sent to the landfill, decomposes to create methane – a potent greenhouse gas. Restaurants and grocery stores are large-scale generators of food waste. “The Local Grocer takes great care to minimize waste in the food preparation process and the little waste they do generate is composted on their farm, thus closing the loop in the food cycle. The owners and staff set a great example for reducing impacts on the environment,” stated Melissa Zych from the Department of Environmental Services’ Pollution Prevention Program, working in partnership with the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program.

For more information on this program or how to become certifiably green visit http://www.nhslrp.org. And for delicious, all-natural take-out or eat-in food, groceries and beverages visit The Local Grocer’s café and deli or stop in at 3358 White Mountain Highway in North Conway!