GILMANTON — Flax, the plant from which linen is made, was an important crop to 19th century New Hampshire farmers. On August 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., expert Gina Gerhard will demonstrate the process of flax retting--creating linen--as it was done in Gilmanton 200 years ago.
The demonstration will take place at the site of an ancient flax-retting pond on Meetinghouse Road in Gilmanton.
The flax retting pond, constructed and used in the early 1800s, is a unique feature that may be the only one remaining in New Hampshire. Included in the demonstration will be at least one spinner demonstrating how the flax is made into thread.
The site, on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton, is on one of the parcels to be preserved in the Gilmanton's Greatest Views: for Everyone, Forever campaign. The demonstration is free and open to the public.
Photo caption: Gina Gerhard will demonstrate the process of flax retting, the making of linen from flax, on Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the site of a unique flax-retting pond on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton, sponsored by the Gilmanton Land Trust and Gilmanton Historical Society. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 10:36
HEBRON — The Newfound Audubon Center will be hosting a good ol' fashioned barn dance to celebrate the end of another great season on Newfound Lake.
The event will take place on Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30-8:30 at the restored barn at Meadow Wind Bed and Breakfast in Hebron – a fitting setting. There will be a short break about halfway through.
Life-long musicians Hunt Smith and Allison Aldrich from Nelson, will present a variety of circles, reels, contras and squares for all levels of ability. Suggested donation: Adults $10, Youth (5-16 accompanied by adult) $8; $25 per family (up to 2 adults/2 kids).
For more information or to learn more about our other programs, stop by Paradise Point Nature Center at 290 North Shore Road in Hebron or call 744-3516. The center is open weekdays from 10-4 and weekends from 8-4 through Labor Day. Trails are open year round from dawn to dusk. The property includes 3500' of unspoiled frontage on Newfound Lake, a nature center with interactive exhibits, and canoe and kayak rentals to explore Newfound Lake and Hebron Marsh.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 09:04
LACONIA — Faith Alive Christian Fellowship will be holding their 4th annual Free Kids Carnival Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for kids 12 and under. This event will be held at Memorial Field (off Court St.) in Laconia.
There will be games, prizes, face painting, balloon animals, 3 inflatable’s, popcorn, snow cones and more. The NH State Police will be at the carnival with their K-9 unit and the Laconia Fire Department will be bringing a fire truck for a demonstration.
Faith Alive Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational, full gospel church. For more information log on to www.faithalivenh.org or call 273-4147.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:59
CONCORD — The Home Care Association of New Hampshire recently honored several members for distinguished service. Awards were presented at the Association's 2013 Annual Meeting.
The Maryellen LaRoche Public Policy Award was presented to three individuals for their advocacy efforts: Margaret Franckhauser, CEO of Central NH VNA in Laconia; Richard Petersen, CEO, Interim HealthCare in Manchester and Sandra Poleatewich, Administrator, Interim HealthCare.
They were instrumental in the passage of SB 87, which clarified state laws related to home care and created consumer and provider protections. The award is presented annually to honor the memory of Maryellen LaRoche, a home health agency administrator from Carroll County who encouraged colleagues to be engaged in state and federal legislative issues.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:53
- Many local businesses supporting homebuilding project which will benefit Children’s Auction
- Kuster in Plymouth today to discuss efforts to end homelessness with local veterans, advocates
- Christian musicians to perform at benefit concert in Moultonborough
- Laconia Adult Ed offering nursing program prerequisite courses
- Photographers to exhibit at the VynnArt Gallery (180)
- Author of book on Gilmanton to give talk about Academy history