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121213 'Smalls Show' comes to the Busiel Mill Gallery Just in Time for Christmas

LACONIA — The Busiel Mill known as One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia is hosting the annual Lakes Region Art Association's "Smalls Show".

This show features 70 paintings, 8" x 10" and under by 18 artists. This show gives an excellent chance for someone to own a piece of original art at an affordable price. Many paintings are of the lakes area. The paintings would make great holiday gifts too.

The show is open during the month of December Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is in the Busiel Community Room and Gallery on the river level (downstairs).
Lakes Region Art Association members are exhibiting in this special show. Many of the paintings will be for sale while being on exhibit and will be available by the 21 so you can have it for the holidays.
An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, December 13 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:26

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Area Restaurants Donate to Keep the Heat On

PLYMOUTH — Every year, the committee for the annual Keep the Heat On (KTHO) fundraiser is overwhelmed by the generosity of local restaurants' menu contributions, and this year is no different.

As preparations move forward for the 9th annual KTHO dinner on Wednesday, January 15, owners and chefs are again stepping up to offer their delicious creations to make this event special, and to help their local community. Over the past 8 years, the annual KTHO event has raised $200,000 for fuel assistance to 15 local communities and hopes to go over the $240,000 mark this year.
Plymouth's Main Street will again be represented by an all-star lineup that includes Biederman's Deli, Burrito Me, Café Monte Alto, Chase Street Market, the Lucky Dog, Main Street Station, Mandarin Taste, Manny's Downtown Pizza, Six Burner Bistro, and Thai Smile.

Other area restaurants joining the effort again include the Country Cow, Fugaki, Mad River Tavern, Tony's Italian Grill, the Sunset Grill, and Walter's Basin. Joining KTHO for the first time are the well-known Coyote Grill in Waterville Valley and Remington's, open since last summer and already a landmark on the Plymouth - Rumney line on Route 25.
This memorable evening will take place at Plymouth State University's Prospect Hall for the first time this year, and the KTHO Decorating Committee is already hard at work planning the décor to set the mood.

The January 15 event opens with for tasty appetizers at the 5 p.m. "Social Hour," followed by a Silent Auction with many high-quality contributed items and services, as well as the popular "Energy Room" featuring displays, discussions, and information about alternative energy. This will be followed by the bountiful dinner buffet and a spirited Live Auction with auctioneer Lisa Lovett.

Tickets for the 9th annual KTHO Dinner Auction are $35 each, and are on sale only at Chase Street Market, in limited numbers again this year. Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats (PAD) partnered with PACC in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:18

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Santa's Little Helpers program available in Belmont

BELMONT — The Belmont Police Explorers have teamed up with the Shaker Regional School District and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Belmont for this year's Santa's Little Helpers program.

The program works to help less fortunate Belmont families with children from infant to 15 years old to have a proper Christmas. The program is continuing to take donations, including cash donations.

Anyone interested in helping support the program can make checks payable to the Belmont Police Explorers Santa's Little Helper. Checks can be dropped off at the Belmont Police Station or deposited directly at Northway Bank next to the Belknap Mall.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:09

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Meredith Village Art Walk to Benefit Inter-Lakes 'Got Lunch' Program

MEREDITH — On Thursday evening, December 12, from 4-7 p.m. seven galleries in Meredith will participate in the 4th annual Meredith Village Art Walk, to benefit the Inter-Lakes "Got Lunch" Program.

The "Got Lunch" Program works in concert with individuals, businesses, the school system, community service agencies and faith based organizations, to provide a healthy lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the 10 weeks of summer recess.

During the Art Walk, visitors can stroll through candlelit storefronts in quaint Meredith Village and view beautiful local and international works of art while chatting with local artists. Gallery-goers can also catch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, which will loop around the village several times and make stops at all the participating galleries and restaurants, including the lakes gallery at chi-lin, Gallery 51, VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies, The League of NH Craftsmen, Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Hawkins Photography and Framing and The Arts Collaborative, Mame's Restaurant and Kara's Cafe.

The wagon, provided by The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, will be pulled by horses from Heritage Farm and will have Santa and one of his elves on board all evening.

At each location, guests will enjoy music, refreshments, and unique discounts, as well as a special 50/50 raffle that will provide donations for the Inter-Lakes, Got Lunch Program. Raffle tickets will be on sale for$ 5 each at all of the participating galleries.

Ogelthorpe Fine Arts & Crafts will stay open late for the event and will have an assortment of fine arts and crafts. They are also hosting a wine tasting by Hermit Woods Winery.

VynnArt Gallery will feature art by local artists. Several of the artist will be on hand to share their techniques and talk about their work. Also featured at VynnArt are over fifty (4" x 6") original matted paintings by members of the Lakes Region Art Association, all for an affordable price of $12 each.

Gallery 51 will be showing new work by artist and owner, Christine Hodecker-George. Christine will be on hand to talk about her work and discuss the classes that are offered at Gallery 51 throughout the year.

The lakes gallery at chi-lin, located at 17 Lake Street, will be hosting two events. The first will be a preview of it's winter workshop series entitled "the Romance of Ancient Arts." In the upcoming series together, Suzanne & Master perfumer, Tamsan will explore the poetry of blending both teas and fragrance.

The second event is the opening of "The Scholar's Studio," an exhibit by Bruce Iverson, featuring Chinese Brush Painting paintings with a "touch of gold."

The League of NH Craftsmen Gallery at 279 DW Hwy, features contemporary and traditional fine crafts by over 300 artists. Inside you will discover hand turned bowls, colorful pottery, hand blown glass, jewelry by some of the state's finest jewelers, fiber art and more.

Though not part of the horse and wagon route, The Arts Collaborative, located on the corner of Rt. 104 and Winona Road, is very much a part of the Art Walk. Come and see The Hand Crafted Iron and Wood furniture and acessories made by Steve Hayden and Dave Little as well as blown glass, turned wood and other works by New Hampshire artists.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:04

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