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Adult Education offering wine tasting seminar and gourmet dinner on Nov. 13

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education and Fratello's Ristorante Italiano invite you to attend a "Wine Tasting Seminar and Gourmet Dinner" on Thursday, November 13. The Wine Tasting event will be held at Fratello's Ristorante from 6:00-9:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for people in the Lakes Region to enjoy a treat that will satisfy the wine connoisseur's palate while savoring a delectable meal and dessert that complements the wines being served.

The "Wine Tasting Seminar" will focus on the different aspects of wine culture, including an overview and history of the wine, which accompanies each course. The various culinary creations to be served will enhance the flavor of the wine that it is paired with.

The price for the "Wine Tasting Seminar," on Thursday, November 13, is $45 per person. Reservations for this event are required and can be made by calling the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:38

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8th Annual Holiday Fair at Belmont High School to be held on Saturday


A view of the BHS gymnasium at the 7th Annual BHS Holiday Fair in November of 2013. Over 100 vendors will be on hand on Saturday, November 8 for this year's fair. (Courtesy photo)

BELMONT — Members of the Belmont High School (BHS) chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are busy at work preparing for their 8th Annual Holiday Fair, to be held at BHS on Saturday, November 8 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Over 100 crafters and vendors will fill the high school's gymnasium, cafeteria, and band room, offering a wide variety of hand-made and holiday gift items. The FBLA students will be hosting a large raffle as well, including hand-made items from vendors, as well as donations from local businesses.

A wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack items will also be offered by members of FBLA, the French Club, and the Booster Club. Approximately 2,000 shoppers were in attendance at last year's fair, and students are hopeful that this year's fair will be a record breaker.

Senior Alex Lugar is excited to participate in her third holiday fair. "This fair is really cool for us! We do a lot to prepare, so it is fun to see all of the vendors get set up and to hear that they are enjoying the fair. Interacting with the vendors and community members who support us is a great experience."

Once again this year, the BHS PTO will be hosting a Santa's Village shopping experience for children, where they can purchase and wrap gifts for parents and friends. The kids will be super-excited when mom and dad are opening their special surprises during the holidays. Santa will also be on hand this year for photos with children.

Part of the mission of the FBLA chapter at Belmont High School is to give back to their community, so the students will be collecting canned goods for the Mix 94.1 Cash and Cans Drive. St. Joseph's Food Pantry in Belmont is a beneficiary of this great local program. Fred Caruso will also be on hand from 9 am-1 pm selling Cash and Cans calendars.

FBLA President Colton Cadarette believes that giving back is one of the nicest benefits of the holiday fair, and he enjoys working with the local radio stations on this goal. "Fred Caruso and Pat Kelly have been so supportive of us in my four years doing the holiday fair. They always make time for us to come to the radio stations and record interviews with us, which is a cool experience, so we enjoy supporting their causes as well."

In addition to the Cash and Cans Drive, proceeds from the fair will be used to support other local charities during the holidays, including the LNH Children's Auction. Proceeds also help FBLA students to attend NH-FBLA leadership conferences and competitions.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:30

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3rd Annual Community Craft Fair in Meredith is Nov. 22

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up for its third annual Community Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Meredith Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This craft fair has been a great way to show off local artists and crafters talents while providing some unique, handcrafted items for purchase. The fair is an opportunity to buy is handmade/homemade items from local crafters such as unique jewelry, fudge, signs, benches, canned goods, photography, scarves, peanut brittle, NH based children's books, handmade greeting cards and ornaments.

There will also be a bake sale and a raffle with all proceeds going to the Meredith Afterschool Program. Some vendor space is still available. Local crafters who are looking to share their talents can visit the website at www.meredithnh.org under the Parks & Recreation page for more information on the Craft Fair Vendor Agreement form or call the Community Center at 279-8197.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:58

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Presentation & meal at Blazing Star Grange on Sat.

DANBURY — Tom Curran presents a Living Sustainably Program: "What Markets Exist for Danbury's Home Industry and Farmers?" on Saturday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at the Blazing Star Grange #71 in Danbury.

In 2013 the greater Danbury community explored ways to live a more economical and comfortable life in our homes. This year the Grange is exploring ways to build a stronger community and an independent, healthier local economy. At this event, local farmer and entrepreneur Tom Curran follows up on his talk of 2012, revisiting the topic of food self-sufficiency and security in the greater Danbury area.

Millions of dollars are spent annually on food from "outside" the New England area, for food that is less healthy, increasingly more expensive, and shipped from farther away. Curran will explore how local and future farmers might gain a greater portion of this market share which will increase local prosperity, and discover what opportunities exist for our hard working local farmers and business people. The grange, the oldest agricultural organization, has historically been known for creating change in rural communities. Through discussions and cooperation our small rural area can be a success story.

The Grange will also offer a meal from 5-7 p.m. featuring a chicken pie supper with apple crisp for dessert. The supper uses local squash and apples plus New England carrots, potatoes and carrots. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:54

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