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Laconia Christian Academy student receives exclusive ski award

FRANCONIA — The Franconia Ski Club awarded Laconia Christian Academy fifth grader Morgan McCarthy, of Gilford, with the Ronnie Berlack Award, which was created this year in memory of a skier who died this winter in an accident.

On January 5, Berlack age 20, and fellow skier Bryce Astle 19, perished after being caught in an avalanche in Austria. The loss was significant to the local ski community, as before venturing off to Burke Mountain Academy and the U.S. Ski Team, Berlack began his ski racing career at Franconia Ski Club. At the end of this ski season the club added the Ronnie Berlack Award to the list of awards they give out to top skiers. This award was meant to epitomize the essence of Berlack's spirit and to recognize an athlete who had the same drive, passion, and love for skiing as Berlack did, who also understood and embraced the lightness, innocence, and positivity of life.

Upon looking at these criteria, the club chose McCarthy, who is noted for his eagerness to succeed on the ski slopes, as well as his positive attitude and zeal to learn. The ski club was honored to award this to McCarthy as these traits not only distinguish him as an outstanding athlete, but also a man who embodies the same passion and drive that Berlack possessed.

Paige Roberts, Franconia Ski Club coach said, "Morgan McCarthy fits all these criterion and more. Morgan's love for skiing is unlike any other. His eagerness to succeed combined with his positive attitude and zeal to learn will undoubtedly lead him to achieving his dreams. We, at Franconia Ski Club, consider ourselves lucky to be surrounded by so many talented and enthusiastic young ski racers like Morgan. He truly represents not only what we hope to instill within our athletes, but also what Ronnie Berlack instilled within himself. It was, and still is, with great pride that we presented this award to Morgan McCarthy, and we congratulate him wholeheartedly."

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:04

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Gorst calligraphy featured in morgan library and museum exhibit

BELMONT — Karen Gorst, a Belmont resident, has her calligraphy exhibited at prestigious The Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan until May 3. The exhibit, "Hebrew Illumination for Our Time," features "The Rose Haggadah," a one-of-a-kind, luxury Haggadah

. Commissioned by Joanna S. and Daniel Rose of New York City " it is written in Hebrew and English hand calligraphy. A Haggadah is a Passover Seder book used for the annual celebration of Passover. Karen Gorst, a world renown calligrapher and manuscript illuminator, was one of three artists who worked on "The Rose Haggadah." The production took a little over two years. Ms. Gorst lettered the English text and was the production consultant for the illuminated book. Keeping with millennia old traditions, the Hagaddah is fully illuminated using gold, silver and platinum leaf and the pages are the finest vellum, specially prepared calf skin.

Although The Morgan is famous for its treasury of illuminated manuscripts, this is the first Hebrew illuminated manuscript in The Morgan's collection. It is also the first illuminated book with work by two living women artists in their collection. This luxury hand made Hagaddah is unbound for the exhibit and all of the folios are displayed. After the exhibit, the Haggadah will be hand bound. The Rose family has gifted The Rose Haggadah to The Morgan Library and Museum's permanent collection.

On Sunday May 3, Ms. Gorst will give a calligraphy demonstration at The Morgan's Spring Family Fair. For those unable to go to New York, Ms. Gorst has a video about the making of "The Rose Haggadah," on her website www.gorststudio.com. A digital copy of "The Rose Haggadah" is online at The Morgan Library and Museum's website. Look under "current exhibitions, 'Hebrew Illumination for Our Time.' "

The New York Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers wrote: "Karen Gorst is consistently ranked as one of the best living illuminators. She has been ranked as one of the top 100 most influential calligraphers of the entire 20th century, and was named the top calligrapher and manuscript illuminator in Louis Vuitton • Moët Hennessy's 'Made in New York.' "

Ms. Gorst lectures and gives calligraphy and manuscript illumination demos and classes on the east coast. Those who would like to book Ms. Gorst to talk to a group about making a family haggadah, family tree or custom Ketubot, can contact her at www.gorststudio.com or 914-815-0996.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 06:15

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LRGHealthcare’s Wound Care team moves

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare is pleased to announce that Wound Care at Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) has moved. The Wound Care team has joined forces with Lakes Region Vascular and Endovascular Specialists sharing their office space in the Medical Office Building at 85 Spring Street in Laconia.

The practice is especially excited to share its new name that encompasses all that its collaborative practice will offer. The New Vascular Surgery and Wound Healing Center will provide patients with the convenience of having both vascular surgery and wound care in the same location as they often go hand in hand. Additionally, by having this experienced team of wound care and vascular surgery specialists all in the same location, they will be able to work together more efficiently to provide high quality care to their patients.

Elizabeth Onthank, Senior Office Manager, comments, "This is a great resource for our community as it will give patients the ability to be treated locally with a collaborative team approach. We will be utilizing advanced treatments, along with the latest research in order to specialize individual treatment for each patient."

For more information or to make an appointment, call 527-2960.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:02

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Danbury Winter Market ends on May 2nd

DANBURY — The Danbury Winter Farmers Market will hold the final market of the season on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Vendors have honey, root crops, meats and canned products, all gathered and grown during the 2014 growing season. Karen Schweizer from Nannies Canning Pantry spends the year preserving New Hampshire in jars, tempting her customers palette in a variety of flavors from sweet jams to spicy mustards. Sue from Autumn Harvest Farm in Grafton puts her vegetable garden into jars in the form of the item itself such as stewed tomatoes as well as combinations of pickles and mixed jams.

The Blazing Star Grange, market sponsor, serves a hot breakfast and lunch to help fund the market. Held at the Grange Hall, 15 North Road in Danbury, the winter market operates November through May. For more information call 768-5579.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 06:06

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