LACONIA — On Friday, September 13 artist Grace Napoleon of Connecticut-based Folk Couture is bringing her funky up-cycled clothing for a Trunk Show at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in downtown Laconia.
From 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., her hand-sewn creations will be on display and for sale to anyone desiring a unique garment that reflects Napoleon's extraordinary eye for combining the unexpected into the fantastic.
Folk Couture is a regular at the SoWa Vintage Market in Boston, which is where the owner of The Studio, Melissa McCarthy, met the artist.
"I was with a friend, and we enjoyed pulling out dress after dress, ooh-ing and aah-ing," she says. In conversation she learned that Folk Couture would be at the Squam Arts Workshop Arts Fair on Saturday the 14th. "Grace said we should talk about a Trunk Show the night before," explains McCarthy. "I thought it would be a great chance to bring something different into downtown, even if it's just for one night." While most of the garments are women's dresses in all sizes, Napoleon also makes one-of-a-kind appliqued shirts for men, again, "something different".
To see some of Grace Napoleon's work on-line, visit Folk Couture on Etsy or on Facebook. To see it at its best, in person, visit The Studio at 50 Canal Street on Friday September 13 from 2 to 7 p.m. Call 603-455-8008 with questions or for more information.
Grace Napoleon's funky fashions (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:28
LACONIA — Boy Scout Troop 68 and Cub Scout Pack 68 will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Sacred Heart gym off Gilford Ave.
A full breakfast buffet of pancakes (blueberry, chocolate chips, and plain), scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast, and juice will be offered for $6 per person or $20 per group/family of four.
Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support activities and purchase equipment for the Pack and the Troop. For more information on the breakfast or on scouting, contact Tara Shore at 524-1367.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:13
MEREDITH — The expert brush cutting and removal by Lissa and Rick Goodby, and Chuck Thorndike, revealed both good news and bad news for the Union Church of Meredith Neck Road.
The good news is that the church is again visible from the road after many years of being hidden. The bad news is that the church is in dire need of paint and repair to return it to the charming historic building it once was.
The Union Church Trustees have embarked upon a $12,000 campaign for renovations to the interior and exterior of the church. Donations can be made to the Union Church of Meredith Neck Road c/o Treasurer Bev Lapham, PO Box 1748, Meredith, NH 03253. Exterior work is planned for this fall while interior repairs and painting will be done in the spring of 2014.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:10
MEREDITH — While some people have a phobia about Friday the 13th, Moulton Farm in Meredith is celebrating it. "It's our 13th year of doing the corn maze," says John Moulton, owner of the Meredith farm. "We looked at the calendar and decided that Friday the 13th would be a fitting day for it to open for the season."
Moulton says that despite the age of smart phones and GPS, "People still enjoy getting lost in a corn maze." With a grin he says that this year's "design soars above prior years thanks to Wes Thomas' creative mind." For his sixth year designing the maze, Thomas chose to include a biplane in the design.
The plane image is a bit of an inside joke at the farm. "It's not until we get the flyover photo that Wes finds out if the maze has come out as he intended," Moulton explains. "Most years he's right on, but there have been one or two years that had some surprises."
Work on creating the maze begins months before the opening with the careful preparation and planting of the cor,n since each plant represents a point on a piece of graph paper.
Thomas, who has been working at the farm since 1999 when he was in high school, spends nearly 2 days creating the maze on paper and hoping for the weather to cooperate for the cutting day. "You have to cut it at just the right time. The weather challenged us, but again we got the window for cutting when we need it," says Moulton.
When the corn is less than a foot high, Thomas and coworkers head into the four acre field with a large weed whacker, and start counting, cutting and hoping their luck holds with no "oops moments" to ruin the design. It usually takes two or three people about two days to cut the maze. Once the maze is cut, there is still work to do. As the corn grows to 12 to 15 feet high, tractors are used to prepare the paths within the maze for walking.
Admission to the corn maze is $6 per person with a special $4 rate for each child 6 and under. The last admission is one hour before the farm closes to allow explorers to enjoy getting lost and playing the trivia game that is part of the maze. For more information visit moultonfarm.com/corn-maze.
Fall fun is here with the opening of Moulton Farm's 13th annual corn maze. The official opening of the maze is on Friday the 13th. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:06
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