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Two local artists exhibiting at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith

MEREDITH — Local artists Chris Guyette and Smyth Bouchard are exhibiting at VynnArt Gallery on Friday, December 5 to Sunday, December 7. Artist's will be on hand to discuss their artwork on Sunday from 12-4. Refreshments will me served.

Christopher Guyette is a local artist who has been exploring the wonder of spray paint art uses various different approaches with the spraypaint so he can create different results. Each piece Guyette makes is one of a kind, and his its own unique qualities and traits.

Smyth Bouchard teaches Art at Merrimack Valley High school, where she encourages her students find the confidence to express themselves in their own way. When working on a piece she will often become fully engrossed in the creative process and will only "come up for air". "I create for myself. To explore my own abilities. What can I do? What am I capable of? Just how far can I push it? I create  to express my own thoughts and feelings —to share a little bit of myself," says Bouchard.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:05

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Bristol Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee to meet on Monday

BRISTOL — The Bristol Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will hold its next meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. at the Bristol Fire Department, 85 Lake St.

The committee is represented by a variety of local interests including the Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments, the Planning Board, the Newfound Area Nursing Association, and a local business owner. The group is focusing on the natural and manmade hazards that put Bristol at risk as well as the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well-being of town residents.

 Residents of Bristol and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend the committee's meeting and provide ideas.

Hazard Mitigation Planning, say organizers, is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Bristol will be determined as a result of this process. In the 2010 plan these included urban fire, lightning, and winter hazards. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to evaluate the status of current plans, policies, and actions then develop and prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Bristol one step closer to that goal.

More information about the committee's work can be obtained by calling Bristol Fire Chief Steve Yannuzzi, who is also the town's Emergency Management Director at 744-2632 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-5341.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:00

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Sant Bani School schedules series of open houses

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School, which is undergoing a transformation to a K-8 program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, is welcoming parents of prospective students to visit the school and will hold three open houses this month.

Personal tours are offered by appointment Monday through Friday, and families are also welcome to attend open houses that are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m., and Thursday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. Open houses will include an information session, group tours, and an opportunity for questions and answers with teachers, students, parents and alumni. Light refreshments will be served.

New programs in development for next year include an extended day enrichment program to better support working parents while providing learning opportunities for students, a more robust Spanish language program beginning in kindergarten that aims for fluency in students who attend Sant Bani through eighth grade, and a commitment to broadening the reach of its Service Learning program.

Highlights of Sant Bani's current program that will continue include small classes, dedicated faculty who create authentic, mutually rewarding relationships with students, student-directed, project-based learning, strong core academic courses along with classes in physical education, music, art and drama, and lots of outdoor activities.

Those interested in scheduling a tour or registering for an open house can go to santbani.org/admission or call 603-934-4240.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:56

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Gilford Middle & High School to host annual holiday craft fair on Dec. 6

GILFORD — The Annual Craft Fair held at Gilford Middle and High School will be on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fair includes over 130 crafters, along with school sponsored clubs and organizations from both the middle and high school that will be selling their wares. Items for sale include candles, pet related items, holiday decorations, baked goods, jewelry, pottery, scarves, fudge, gourmet popcorn and a variety of gift baskets are just a few of the items for sale. Participants are also encouraged to pick up a quick snack or have lunch with friends in the food court located in the middle school cafeteria.

The senior class of 2015 will be raffling off a variety of gift certificates and selling coffee, donuts and meatball grinders throughout the day to raise money to help offset the cost of a yearbook for every senior and their class trip.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:51

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