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MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY LIFE AND WORK
MOULTONBOROUGH — Will Broussard will present "Home of the World's Worst Weather" on Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Library.
An infamous place of extremes, 6,288-foot Mount Washington, New Hampshire has been captivating audiences for hundreds of years.
While many places on Earth experience severe weather, few are inhabited by humans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mount Washington Observatory has been operating a continuously-staffed outpost on this remote alpine peak since 1932, meaning we have come to know it unlike anyone else.
Through the years, the hardy men and women of the Observatory have experienced white-out blizzards, stunning 110-mile vistas, and everything in between. They have survived a 231 mph wind gust, endless days of disorienting fog, and snow drifts more than 20 feet tall. They have worked with scientists and celebrities, students and snow rangers. They have amassed one of North America's longest continuous climate records, and developed an intimate understanding of the place known as the "Home of the World's Worst Weather."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 10:04
ASHLAND — Ashland's 54th annual Independence Day celebration, which traditionally draws thousands of visitors, begins Friday, July 4, with the Common Man Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Marchers, floats and performers will line up behind the Ashland Fire House on Mill Street between 7 and 9:45 a.m.
Organizers say the following guidelines apply to parade participants: Entries should be in good taste and appropriate for families and children. Participants need to be respectful of spectators and other parade participants. They must take whatever safety measures are appropriate, including supervising minor children and compliance with all Town and State laws and regulations. Parade entries must move along the parade route quickly and safely because the town's permit to close Route 3 is limted.
The festivities continue Saturday, July 5, on the L.W. Packard Ball Field with a midway and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. The Common Man offers a dinner barbecue chicken dinner for $10 per person Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers and watermelon will also be available.
Attendees can enjoy entertainment by Magician Jim Gleich, disc jockey Chris White, and musician Art Harriman.
The Common Man will again hold the popular 50/50 raffle with tickets being sold on the ball field. All proceeds from the raffle, pancake breakfast and barbecue are donated to the fireworks and parade.
At 9:30 p.m. some of the best fireworks in the state will light up the sky, courtesy of Atlas Pyrotechnics and managed by Charlie St. Clair. Spectators should remain in designated viewing areas only. The fireworks rain date is Sunday, July 6 at dusk.
The two-day event draws several thousand visitors to Ashland. Parking will be marked and officials will direct people to appropriate areas. Limited handicapped parking will be in the Booster Club parking lot for permitted vehicles only and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Ashland Fourth of July Committee raises all money needed for these annual events with fund-raisers, advertising, raffles, souvenir sales and donations. Commemorative T-shirts and buttons will be sold at the pancake breakfast.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 10:00
HOLDERNESS — . Inspired by the TV show, Project Runway, Project Greenway is the battle of the green designers, hosted at Little Church Theater each summer. The 5th Annual Project Greenway is set for Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. The theme is "take an adventure and travel the world with your imagination!" Designers will choose a destination, create a design with the inspiration of travels to their location and bring it home to New Hampshire. All designers are invited to participate and the public is encouraged to attend and cheer them on.
The design contest rules focus on the environment and creativity:
Each design must incorporate five different types of recycled, reused and repurposed materials.
Judges will be looking for explanation of the materials and the creativity of how the designers put these materials together
The use of color, texture and uniqueness will be critical in the judging
The construction of the design is important but the 'outfit' does not have to be re-wearable
Use of accessories will also be a consideration.
A total $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in two age categories of 11-17 and 17 and over. First place for each category is $500, $300 for second place and $200 for third.
Organizer Austine Howard announced that television personality, award-winning author, floral and interior designer, Rebecca Cole will be this year's celebrity judge. Rebecca is an internationally renowned lifestyle and floral designer through her companies Rebecca Cole Design and worldwide as Cole Creates. Rebecca hosted all 200 shows for Discovery Channel's Surprise by Design and has appeared nearly as often on the Today Show.
"Each year the designers have surprised me and the other judges with their creativity! We are always mesmerized by the talent, the unique designs and the incredible creative use of materials," said Austine. "I would love to take them all to New York!"
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:53
MEREDITH — Join us at the Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street on Tuesday, July 1 at p.m. for a Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes.
Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. What forces shaped settlement, and later abandonment, of these places?
Adair Mulligan explores the rich story to be discovered in what remains behind. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. Sponsored by a grant through the NH Humanities Council, The Meredith Historical Society and the Friends of the Meredith Library. This will also be the regular monthly meeting of the Meredith Historical Society and the Meredith Library Genealogy Club.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:48
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