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LHS freshman to participate in Miss N.H.’s Oustanding Teen event

DERRY — The eleventh annual Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Competition is set for Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. for the first preliminary round and 7 p.m. for the second preliminary round. The competition will continue on Sunday, February 15 for the finals at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton's Academy's Spaulding Arts & Humanities Center in Derry. Sophia Joyal of Laconia and freshman at Laconia High School will vie for scholarships and the right to compete at the Eleventh annual Miss America's Outstanding Teen in July in Orlando Florida.

New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Competition is a program for girls' ages 13 to 17 years of age. It is the little sister program to the Miss America Organization. The competition is intended to encourage and reward talent, communication skills, community service, and academic achievement. The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, Inc., the official state chapter of the Miss America Organization, sponsors the teen program. Sophia Joyal will perform her talent of a monologue on Saturday, February 14 at the 2 p.m. competition show.
The contestants are vying for more than $4,000 in scholarship grants. Miss New Hampshire 2014 Megan Cooley along with Marc Willis, will serve as co emcees of the event and Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Caroline Carter will crown her successor. The program's producer is Miss New Hampshire 2003, Candace Glickman. Pattie Lamontagne chairs the event with her co-chair Miss New Hampshire 2005 Audra Paquette Burns.
Tickets are available at the door at a price of $32.50 for adults and 17.50 for students under 18 or seniors over 62. The one ticket allows entrance to both Saturday preliminaries and the finals on Sunday. The box office at the theater opens one hour before each event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:07

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Squam Lakes Assoc. annual Winterfest to be held on Feb. 14

HOLDERNESS — The  Squam Lakes Association will hold its annual Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3.

Winterfest is a full day of family-friendly winter fun and is open to the public free of charge. The SLA has cleared two ice rinks for skating and pick-up pond hockey and Nordic skating demos. With all the snow there will be plenty of opportunities for sledding and cross-county skiing.

Those attending can also play a round of winter-golf, warm up in front of a bonfire, toast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa.

Another feature of Winterfest is the annual Chili Contest, in which attendees get sample and vote on the region's best chili.

More information about Winterfest can be obtained by calling the SLA office at (603)-968-7336.

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‘New Hampton School, Then and Now’ on Feb. 19

NEW HAMPTON — New Hampton Historical Society presents, "New Hampton School, Then and Now" on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the Gordon-Nash Library.

An insightful presentation about the founding and growth of New Hampton School. Today, the school in no way resembles what it looked like in the past. There are new buildings, immaculate landscaping, and a change in leadership. The program's presenter, Peter Gulick, New Hampton Historical Society's Program Chair, taught history at the New Hampton School and chaired the History Department. With information he has gathered from interviews with past and present administrators, students, teachers and residents, his stories encompass the years 1821 to 2015, focusing on the educational challenges and triumphs and the school's enduring legacy.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, along with fundraising items for sale.

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lakes gallery plans winter workshops

MEREDITH — Winter workshops at the lakes gallery at chi-lin are beginning this month with all classes open to beginning students.

Lakes gallery calligraphy offers a wide selection of calligraphy services as well as classes to introduce people to the magic and peace of contemporary calligraphy arts.

The Art of Writing: Italic Calligraphy workshops are available Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. The $20 cost for this initial session can be applied to the fee of a workshop.

Beginning classes are $150 which includes $30 for materials. Advanced classes are $110. and open studio workshops on specific subjects or individual projects are $95. Every workshop is 12 hours of hands-on learning, and scheduling is flexible.

Laura Di Piazza is back by request to teach a Copperplate two-day class from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, March 28, and April 11. Cost is $165. Copperplate is a pointed-pen hand, the beautiful flourished script used on wedding invitations.

Carol Ann Morley is teaching a special Pen and Ink with Color Wash Workshop on Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 9, 16, and 23, and March 2, 9, and 16. The cost of the workshop is $280.

Create Your Own "Nature Journals," workshop with 3—5 Friends are being offers on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No additional supplies are needed for this class and a large selection of handmade art and rice papers and other materials will be provided. The workshop costs $65, with a $10 materials fee.

Those who want more information about these workshops can email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 279-8663. All information on workshops can be found at thelakesgallery.com.


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