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Rowe House to Feature Special Doll and Toy Exhibit During Candlelight Stroll


GILFORD — During Gilford's Candlelight Stroll on Saturday, December 13th, from 5 – 7 p.m. there will be a special exhibit of dolls, doll houses, paper dolls, and other historic toys at the 1838 Rowe House, located on Belknap Mountain Road in Gilford. This house is fully furnished as it might have been during the 1800's and into the early 1900's.
An American Girl doll, Caroline from the early 1900's, will be seen in her sleigh under the tree in the parlor. This beautiful doll was recently donated to the Historical Society by Dr. Kelly White. Loretta Winn also donated a doll from the 1940's that will be displayed for the first time, along with dolls from the collection.
A professionally renovated doll house will be part of this special exhibit. It was recently donated by Alexandra Breed and was built by her grandfather for her mother who was born in 1913. It will be displayed near the tree in the parlor. In the dining room there will be two other doll houses. Lauren Sikoski has donated the doll house that her grandmother made and is complete with interesting furniture. Now that she is in middle school she would like to share with others the beauty of this house. There will also be a doll house from the forties that is on loan for this special exhibit.
On the rope bed in the bedroom will be some Liddle Kiddles and other dolls from the 60's that were special to Cindie Graham and the teddy bear that the Rev. Michael Graham received on his first Christmas.
This is a special exhibit designed for all those who have loved playing with dolls and doll houses and to view some old time toys. Come in from out of the cold, enjoy some hot mulled cider in the kitchen. There will also be a chance for young ones to make a candy cane decoration from 5:00-6:00 p.m in the parlor. Jerry Murphy will be playing his guitar and singing some carols there from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Gilford Historical Society is pleased to offer this special exhibit at the 1838 Rowe House. All are also invited to visit the 1857 Grange and the 1834 Meetinghouse in the Village. At the Grange, enjoy a hot cookie baked in the old fashion stove, visit the Homestead Room and in the Store see how an early printing press worked. Visit the Meetinghouse and warm up with some hot mulled cider. There will be live music and interesting exhibits to view.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 08:37

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Workshop on handmade books at Meredith gallery

MEREDITH — Make a Nature Journal, a small and simple handmade book Sunday, December 14 at the lakes gallery at chi-lin located in chi-lin, 17 Lake Street, diagonally across from the library in downtown Meredith. Class begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

The workshops costs $55, including all materials. Each book will be created using beautiful hand-made Asian papers, fabric collage and natural dried leaves.

Class is limited to 4 and no previous experience is needed. For more information contact Suzanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 279-8663.

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Program on social media marketing in Laconia Thurs.

LACONIA — On Thursday, December 11, Debbie Bolduc of BizBuzz Marketing Partners will speak on the topic, offering suggestions to help determine which are the most effective for various target markets. The program will take place from 8-10 a.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community on Union Avenue in Laconia.

All social media is not created equal, and what might work well for one business might not be best for another. This presentation will help identify the best social networks for different businesses based on the unique demographics of various social media platforms. Using some of the latest data to compare the most popular social media platforms, you will walk away with a better understanding of the particular channels that meet the needs of your business and clientele. With a concentration on defining individual's target market and learning which social media sites your local customers frequent, this meeting will allow people to be more equipped to engage them, nurture relationships, and increase calls to action.

Bolduc, a life-long Lakes Region native, has worked with and for small, independently-owned New Hampshire businesses most of her life and understands the many unique consumer cultures of the Granite State. Specializing in businesses with local clientele, BizBuzz Marketing Partners serves as Consultant, Brand Manager, Marketing Director, Public Relations Assistant, Project Manager and Social Media Coordinator. She is involved in the NH business community as an active volunteer for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, member of Women Inspiring Women, and Vice President of the Belknap Independent Business Alliance (BIBA). She is also a member of the national organization Solo PR Pros.

This event is offered by the Enterprise Center at Plymouth at no cost to attendees, but space is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. They can be made by going to www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com or by contacting the Center office at 535-3222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Altrusa selling Taste of the Lakes Region cookbook

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia is offering tickets for $25 each to its 25th Lakes Region event, scheduled to be held Sunday, March 22 at Church Landing at Mills Falls in Meredith.

The groups Taste of Lakes Region cookbook for will also be for sale for $15. This 176 page hardcover book that was published in 2012 featuring recipes from local restaurants and community members. Both items can be purchased online from Altrusa of Laconia's website www.altrusalaconia.com

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