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New Fiber Group at Shepherd's Hut Market

GILFORD  — Joyce Keyser, owner of the Shepherd's Hut Market, located at Ramblin' Vewe Sheep Farm, has announced that the market now has a fiber group meeting on Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

"I'm pleased to offer an opportunity for those who love working with wool to join with others for crafting, and sharing what they have learned about their craft. The meetings are a great time for conversation and education." Joyce says. "One of the best parts of having this business is that it opens doors to those who are interested in wool crafting, and that it caters to a very special group of people."
Joyce has enjoyed the learning experiences she has had working with the Sanbornton Fiber group, and has been helping others learn more about felting and spinning, including groups from Ag in the Classroom and 4-H.
Often found spinning at the Laconia Farmer's Market on Thursday afternoons, Joyce is passionate about wool, especially the Targhee fiber that she raves about. "Targhee fiber is very soft and is known for having elasticity. It is a great fiber for beginning spinners, and works very well for felting as well."
The Shepherd's Hut Market is open Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 -6 pm. More information can be learned by checking the Shepherd's Hut Market Facebook page, or calling Joyce at 393-4696. You may also e-mail inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:52

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Forestview Manor to host 7th Annual Car Show

MEREDITH — On Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Forestview Manor will be hosting their 7th Annual Car Show. The public  is welcome to come and enjoy the antique cars and trucks, music, raffles, food, and fun! Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Meredith Food Pantry. There will be a rain date of Thursday, August 21

Forestview Manor is located at 153 Parade Road in Meredith, just over the Laconia town line. For more information, or to RSVP for the Car Show, call JoAnne at 279-3121.

Forestview Manor is an assisted living facility offering a range of care, and specializing in care of residents with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. For more information, call 279-3121.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:49

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Laconia Rotary Elects Board Members

LACONIA — Laconia Rotary recently installed Pat Anderson as its president for 2014-2015. Charlie Bullerwell, outgoing President, thanked the Board of Directors and the members of the club for their support. Bullerwell said, "This year, the Board worked together to help Laconia Rotary grow and evolve. I want to thank my fellow Rotarians for the opportunity to become a leader."

Ms. Anderson stated, "Laconia Rotary has a great reputation in the community and it is an honor to lead the organization this year. Rotary does a lot for the Lakes Region, and participates in international projects as well. We welcome new members who want to help us make a difference in our community."

The following individuals were elected to the Board of Directors: Charlie Bullerwell, Immediate Past President; Kristen Welch, President Elect; Joanne Piper-Lang, Secretary; Jon Nivus, Treasurer; Hazel Zimmer, Seargeant-At-Arms; and Ed Engler, Rob Stewart and Curtis Stafford, Directors.

Laconia Rotary is a member of Rotary International, an international service organization that is open to membership to all individuals. Its objectives are to encourage and foster opportunities for service, high ethical standards in business and professions, and advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. The club meets at 12 noon on Thursday at the Belknap Mill. For further information about Rotary, call Jon F. Nivus 528-4959.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:37

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Author of 'My Husband Is a Woman Now to speak at Wolfeboro Library

WOLFEBORO — Leslie Hilburn Fabian, author of "My Husband is a Woman Now: a Shared Journey of Transition and Love" will speak about her experiences as a wife supporting her husband's transition to female on Tuesday, August 12, at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to all.

In 2009, Fabian's husband, David, was dissatisfied with life and struggled with depression. David, an orthopedic surgeon who had been privately cross-dressing for most of his life, realized that brief forays into the world as Deborah were no longer enough. For two decades Leslie had witnessed her husband's devastation each time he returned to his male persona. As a result, Leslie encouraged him to begin the process of becoming who he long to be, yet she also openly admitted that she could not know what this would mean for their relationship.

A year into David's two year transition to become Deborah, Leslie began writing, using it as a powerful outlet for her own challenging process. "It was clear that, in supporting his transition, I was having one of my own," Leslie explains. Her book, published in early 2014, chronicles the details of the remarkable journey she and David, now Deborah, have traveled together.

Along with Leslie, Deborah will also speak of life before, during, and after the transition. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Fabian holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College, is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts, is a psychotherapist, minister, and public speaker.

For more information please call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:32

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