MEREDITH — Mill Falls Marketplace will once again come alive with color, flavor, and music for the 23rd Annual
Memorial Weekend Craft Festival on May 24, 25 & 26 (Memorial Day).
Over 100 juried craftsmen and artisans from all over New England will display their American Made Works including Fine Jewelry, Folk Art, Primitives, Photography, Fiber Arts, Custom Signs, Wood Burning, Tile, Floral Design, Slate, Tole Painting, Candles, Baskets, Leather, Batik, Blown Glass, Turned Wood, Wearable Art and much more
Come and sample a variety of specialty foods such as salsas, herbal dips, jams, jellies, oils, vinegars, pastries, maple, jerky, sauces, gourmet lemonade, baked goods, candied nuts from the nut lady, dips, venison jerky, and maple syrup
The Fair is held rain or shine, free admission, handicap accessible and friendly pets on a leash are welcome.
Festival hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday (Memorial Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:41
MEREDITH — Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes is currently accepting applications for families who are in need of food assistance during the summer of 2014. All applications are due by Monday, June 2.
Got Lunch! Inter-lake’s mission is to provide a nutritious lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the summer recess. Got Lunch is a volunteer, collaborative effort of individuals, faith and civic based organizations, local businesses and town and school officials, working together, to make sure that there is no child in the community that goes hungry during the summer months.
Although the program targets the population of students that quality for free or reduced lunch prices during the school year this is not a requirement. Got Lunch! recognizes that there are times when families may need a little help, therefore there is no required proof of financial need to participate.
Each week, beginning on Monday, June 23 volunteers will pack a week’s supply of healthy lunch groceries that will be delivered to your home for the full nine weeks that school is not in session. This year the program will also include a $5 dairy voucher.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:38
GROTON — On Monday, May 26 the towns of Hebron and Groton will come together for a Memorial Day program, beginning at 11 am. It will be hosted by the Groton Historical Society and held at the Groton Town House, 754 North. Groton Rd.
Rev. John Fischer of Hebron will be chaplain and master of ceremonies. Refreshments will be served at the close of the service.
In November, Hebron will host the Veterans' Day program for both towns.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:32
WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro will open for the 2014 season over Memorial Day weekend. The Museum will be open daily through Columbus Day weekend.
Many new exhibits and events will be featured during the 2014 season. This season's exhibit, "The Great Race: 40 Years the Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race," will explore the growth and development of this popular spring-time event in Wolfeboro.
Founded by three men with a dream, Kingswood High School teachers John Markowitz, Art Brunt and canoeist Barry Lougee, the race is now a Wolfeboro spring tradition. When the founders hatched their idea for the race in 1975, they had no inkling how large or popular the event would become. The first race was held on May 24, 1975 and forty-seven canoes entered. All racers received a boat decal and first-, second-, and third-place plaques were awarded in each class.
Proceeds earned from the race made it possible for students to be sent to the Outward Bound Program. Race participants came from Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. To add to the fun atmosphere of the first race, banjo music was played at the portages and racers were encouraged to come dressed in costume, a tradition that has continued until today.
“This season's new exhibit on the Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race has been a great partnership between the Boat Museum and the Wolfeboro Lion's Club, who organize the race each year. We hope everyone will want to come visit the Museum to see this historic exhibit," said Board Chair Joe DeChiaro.
In addition to the photographs, video footage, race awards, early signage, canoes and racing paraphernalia on display in the featured exhibit, the Museum includes an introductory video on the history of boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as displays on steamboats, vintage motorboat engines, a recreated wooden boat repair shop, and boat models. The Scotty race boat will be on display this year, as well as an early Chris Craft and other restored wooden boats from the grand era of boating.
At the Museum Activity Center younger children are able to use a "Build a Canoe" computer game, make their dream boats with Legos, color, or try their hand at a Scavenger Hunt. Throughout the Museum, hands-on interactive games also provide a fun way to learn about lake history, boating terms, and nautical issues.
All visitors to the Museum receive a discount coupon to ride the Millie B, a 1920s-style Hacker-Craft on Lake Winnipesaukee. The Mille B offers 45-minute narrated tours of the Lake throughout the summer and fall. The operating schedule may be viewed on-line at www.nhbm.org or by calling the New Hampshire Boat Museum at 569-4554.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:29
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