MEREDITH — Tamworth photographers Mike Porter and Susan Brewer will display their works at the VynnArt Gallery located at 30 Main Street in Meredith, on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. A meet the artists reception will be held on Saturday from 2-5 p.m.
The show will include some of their favorite works and will feature several large pieces printed on aluminum that give the photographs wonderful luminosity and an almost three dimensional appearance.
It was photography that brought the pair together. Susan was the owner of a Cafe in Marblehead, MA and showcased local art on the Café walls, changing the work out on a monthly basis. Mike, a captain at the Marblehead Fire Department, had his first show at the Café and he was an inspiration for Susan to get reacquainted with the camera, and better acquainted with him. The couple splits their time between Tamworth and Marblehead and are grateful to call two areas so rich in natural beauty, home.
They have both since won multiple awards for their work. Their photos include enticing images of landscapes and wildlife, shot using High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography as well as more traditional methods.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:05
GILMANTON — Gilmanton Academy, now the site of town offices, public meetings, elections and various town events, has played a vital role for more than a century.
Following up on Richard Guy Wilson's program on Gilmanton architecture, Pat Clarke presents The History of Gilmanton Academy on Tuesday evening, August 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works. Pat Clarke, who serves as vice president of the Gilmanton Historical Society, has conducted extensive research on the Town's history and is the author of Gilmanton: Evolution of a New Hampshire Hill Town from 1880 to 1940, drawn largely from study of newspaper files from the period.
Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 pm; the program begins promptly at 7:30. The society's museum is also open at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received
The society's summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September. The summer's final program, on September 24, features New Hampshire in the Age of Clipper Ships with Glenn Knoblock.
The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on the history of the Town. They are available at all Society programs, at the Town Clerk's Office, and at the Brick House in Gilmanton Corners. The Society's Museum, at Old Town Hall is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon, and at 7 p.m. before each of the summer programs.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 07:56
BELMONT — Robert Leroux Council 10934, Knights of Columbus are hosting a Ham and Bean Supper at St. Joseph Church, Belmont, Saturday, August 24, from 5-6:30 p.m.
Dinner will feature beans, ham, hotdogs, cole slaw, dessert, and coffee. The cost is $7, and $20 for a family of four or more. Advanced tickets are not required.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
LACONIA — Local families are invited to "Share Your America" with a high school exchange student from one of 70 European, South American, Asian, or African countries during the upcoming school year. Sponsored by PAXProgram of Academic Exchange (PAX), these students arrive to the U.S. in August, over the next two weeks.
PAX students are 15-18 years old, have studied English for at least three years, and are motivated to learn more about the U.S. by attending high school and living with a host family. PAX students are eager to experience American activities—backyard barbecues, birthday celebrations, and holidays with their host families. They are covered by comprehensive medical insurance and have their own spending money for incidentals.
Volunteer host families provide PAX students with a bed, a quiet place to study, a seat at the dining table, a warm and supportive home environment, and encouragement to engage in everyday American life. With their exchange students, host families experience such activities through fresh eyes while also learning about the exchange student's country and culture.
Host family opportunities are available to all types of families. Single parents, young couples, retirees, and parents with teenagers are all welcome to host.
For more information, call Shannon Robinson-Beland at 603-393-5616 or visit www.pax.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 12:39