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Gilmanton Community Church to host ‘Famous Christmas Tea and Fair’

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church in Gilmanton Iron Works will hold its "Famous Christmas Tea and Fair" on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tea (and coffee) will be served in the parlor with a fire in the fireplace, the tinkle of china, soft Christmas music, and a beautifully set table of soups or chowders, sandwiches, pickles, chips, and delicious desserts. The cost for the Christmas luncheon is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, with children under 5 able to eat free.

Organizers invite the public to visit the Christmas Fair in the Church Undercroft where they can purchase baked goods, crafts, jewelry, attic treasures, "Theme" Basket Raffle and so much more. There will also be 12-inch double faced fresh wreaths locally made that are decorated by the ladies of the church, at a cost of $15.

There will also be fresh poinsettias in two sizes for sale. Wreaths and plants sell quickly so organizers urge people to come early.

For more information call the Church Office, 267-6150 or visit the church on facebook - www.facebook.com/gilmantoncommunitychurch

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 11:22

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Day Away program to host open house on Dec. 4

BRISTOL — On the occasion of its first anniversary, the Day Away program, a service which provides short-term temporary relief to those who are caring for family members in the early to mid stages of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, will hold an open house and reception on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Day Away is a social respite program held Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Chapel in Bristol. The program has been an overwhelming success thanks to the dedicated volunteers and staff. However, it is the participants themselves who enjoy the day and look forward to coming to the program every week that makes it most successful.

The open house and reception provide an opportunity to stop by and see what the Day Away program is all about. Trained volunteers and a registered nurse are on staff to afford those caring for someone with dementia a worry-free day to and a day away for their loved one filled with stimulating conversation, games, crafts, light exercise and music. There is a small participation fee and lunch is provided.

There are openings available. Volunteers always needed for morning and afternoon shifts.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Fran Olson at 603-744-6828 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 11:18

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Innisfree Bookshop to host authors of Islands of Winnipesaukee on Dec. 7

MEREDITH — Innisfree Bookshop will be hosting a free author event from 2-4 p.m., during the holiday open house on Sunday, December 7 at the Mill Falls Marketplace.

In The Islands of Winnipesaukee, authors Ron Guilmette and Jay Leccese, both accomplished kayakers, cataloged 275 beautiful color photographs with impressions of the sights and kayaking adventures to all 253 islands on the lake.
The authors used the Leccese's family camp on Cow Island as a base from 2011-2013. Their photographic kayaking voyages around the islands of lake Winnipesaukee led to the creation of a unique book that will serve as a source of fond remembrance.

Guilmette started renting kayaks at age ten for 25 cents an hour on the Shawsheen River in Andover, Massachusetts. He continues to ocean kayak with his children off of Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts where he has lived for the past 42 years. He enjoys white water rafting and golf and most of all beach days with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Jay Leccese was born and raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts. His family has owned a summer residence on Lake Winnipesaukee since 1989, and he considers the lake to be a second home. He first began kayaking there as a teenager with his family, setting out on short paddles from their camp on Cow island. He continues kayaking during the summer months, especially enjoying trips in the early morning or evening when the lake is calm and the sun glows on the water.


Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 11:11

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Moulton Farm to host crafting and cooking workshops in December

MEREDITH — Crafting and cooking workshops will be offered at Moulton Farm in December.

For years Sue Dail has has been creating beautiful decorations for Moulton Farm customers.

A Custom Creations Workshop will be held on Saturday, December 6 at which people can bring in an object or container from home that they want to incorporate into a decoration for inside or outside their home. The workshop also includes an optional light lunch from the farm's kitchen.

The farm's kitchen and bakery team are also offering workshops. The workshops range from decorating giant gingerbread men to making a delicious three course meal. Perhaps the most heartwarming of the workshops is called "Baking for Joy" on December 9. The farm's head baker, Tricia Lutkus, came up with the idea to help spread holiday joy by baking cookies and other treats to share with people in the community who are homebound or who use food pantries due to limited resources.

Full details on the workshops are available at moultonfarm.com/2014holidayworkshops/ or by calling the farm at 279-3915.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 11:05

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