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Woodcuts exhibit at Carega Gallery

SANDWICH —  The exhibit of White Line Woodcuts by Boston artist Lisa Houck is currently on display at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. A closing reception featuring a visit from the artist will be held on Saturday, August 30 from 5-7 p.m. with a featured artists talk beginning at 6 p.m.

Houck's White Line Woodcuts are an expressive display of color, texture, and pattern. Through her powerful sense of design, she incorporates bold patterns, animals, and other elements of the landscape. Reminiscent of early Japanese prints, Houck's White Line Woodcuts bring together watercolor and printmaking. 

Houck is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (MA/MFA). She works in a variety of different mediums. From watercolor, oil on wood, ceramic and mosaic to etchings, she is able to express her views of nature through a myriad of different colors and patterns. Houck's work can be found in numerous collections including, The Boston Athenaeum, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Fidelity Investments, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to name a few.

For more information visit www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284-7728.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:07

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Correction: Thompson is lyricist for 'The Father Daughter Dance'

Due to an electronic layout error, a press release printed in Friday's edition erroneously credited Justin Jaymes with co-writing a song, when the credit should have been given to Ernest Thompson. Thompson, lyricist for The Father Daughter Dance, written with and recorded by Carly Simon, and the anthemic Boston Strong, receiving enthusiastic radio play throughout New England, has collaborated as well with Joan Osborne, Mighty Sam McClain, Natalie MacMaster, Joe Droukas, Ray Porcell and Joe Deleault, all featured on the soundtracks of his newest movies TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, both shot in New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:03

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Laconia Rotary Club gives $10,000 in scholarships to local students

LACONIA — Laconia Rotary Club recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships through its partnership with the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. These scholarships were awarded to ten graduating high school seniors, five students currently enrolled in college who have received assistance in the past, and one adult going back to school.

Jon Nivus, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, said, “Laconia Rotary Club is happy to be able to award these scholarships in recognition of the students’ academic success and their community involvement. We also provide assistance to students who are in college and have been assisted in the past. We hope this will help each student reach their goals.”

Since 1991, Laconia Rotary Club has donated over $225,000 to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation for scholarships and over $1 million for sponsorships and assistance to many charitable and nonprofit groups in Laconia and the Lakes Region. 

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:58

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Sanbornton hazard mitigation plan available for review (280)

SANBORNTON — Town of Sanbornton Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update for 2014 is now complete, according to the town's Hazard Mitigation Committee. Members of the public have the opportunity to comment on the draft document this week.

The plan is designed to address Sanbornton's vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards and will serve to reduce future residential and commercial property losses from hazardous events before they occur. The committee reviewed changes that have occurred in the last five years, including the status of mitigation actions that were recommended in the 2008 Plan.

Natural hazards likely to impact the town include severe winter weather, lightning strikes, high winds, earthquake, flooding, and wildfire. During development of the plan, community leaders were able to identify and prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these hazards. The Plan is also a useful tool for leveraging additional sources of funding prior to, or in the event of, a natural disaster.

The committee is inviting local businesses, citizens, and neighboring municipalities to comment on the DRAFT Town of Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014. The Plan is available for review during a public comment period through Friday, Aug. 22, on the town's website (http://www.sanborntonnh.org/), at the Sanbornton Town Office, the Public Safety Building, and the town library.

All comments on this draft should be directed in writing to Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Paul Dexter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Hazard Mitigation Committee is represented by a variety of local interests, including the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, Police Chief, Public Works Director, Planning Board, and citizen. The Committee was assisted in this effort by staff from the Lakes Region Planning Commission. 

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:55

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