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League of Craftsmen hosting Sept. 6 jewelry making class

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen are offering a Jewelry Making 101 Class with Joy Raskin to teach students how to file, solder, hammer and polish, using wire and sheet metal. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 6 at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Basic projects will be forging wire and making wire ring or bracelet, shape sheet metal into a pair of earrings, or cuff bracelet. Riveting and simple findings such as ear-wires will be covered as well.

Tuition is $80 per student, there is an additional $25 materials fee (copper/brass sheet and wire, silver can be purchased from instructor as needed) to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the 279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:00

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Rev. Bill Petersen Joins All Saints Episcopal in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO —  The All Saints' Episcopal Church Vestry, through Bishop Hirschfeld, has issued a Call to the Reverend William (Bill) Petersen to be their next rector, and Rev. Petersen has accepted the Call.

Bill was presented to the Vestry with the enthusiastic and unanimous support of the Search Committee. He brings to All Saints a unique background and set of experiences. "Bill is a blessing who comes to us through an unanticipated pathway. He is a servant leader nurtured and ordained in the Lutheran tradition and currently serving a Lutheran parish in East Hartford, CT. The Spirit works in marvelous ways," said Lee White, Senior Warden of All Saints.

Petersen has deep roots in New Hampshire. His first career was in the hospitality industry. He worked in both food service and hotel management and then became an educator. He taught at Southern New Hampshire University and was dean of the School of Hospitality from 2001 to 2006. While working in New Hampshire, Petersen served as a member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Regional Marketing Task Force and Tourism Committee, board member of the New Hampshire Philharmonic, chairperson of the State of New Hampshire Advisory Council on Travel and Tourism, and board member of the Southern New Hampshire Convention & Visitors Bureau. Petersen co-founded Granite State Ambassadors, Inc., and is currently Chairman Emeritus.

Petersen graduated from Philadelphia Seminary in 2010. He currently serves as pastor of an ethnically diverse congregation in East Hartford, Connecticut. He is also Dean of the Greater Hartford Conference of the New England Synod.

Petersen began his tenure as rector of All Saints' this month.

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Correction: Cystic Fibrosis benefit at Fratello's is on Tuesday

LACONIA — An article that appeared in yesterday's edition listed an incorrect day for a fund raising event. On Tuesday, those who dine at Fratello's and indicate to the host that they are there to participate in the event will have a portion of their bill donated as a sponsorship of Brooke Swanson, who is participating in the inaugural Northern New England Chapter Xtreme Hike Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis. If she can raise $1,500, Swanson can join Team Haley's Heroes, formed in honor of a local girl struggling with the disease, as they hike Mount Monroe and Mount Washington on Sept. 12-14.

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‘In the Company of Dogs’ exhibit opens on September 13 at Carega Gallery

SANDWICH — The Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery opens an exhibit of oil paintings by Maine artist Gay Freeborn ''In the Company of Dogs'' on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Freeborn's paintings convey the motion, shape and appreciation she has for the animal. The use of under paintings, thinning mediums and thick over painting, allows her to use the canvas to sculpt her subjects in an unconventional form. Having grown up with Labrador Retrievers, her subject matter has been a constant throughout her life, reminding us of the special bond we form with our animals.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th to meet the artist.

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street (Route 113) in Center Sandwich. A portion of the sales will be donated to the New England Lab Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine, which serves Maine, New Hampshire and the greater New England area.

Born in Palo Alto, California, Freeborn has been a resident of Maine for over 35 years. Drawing inspiration from her surroundings, Freeborn uses the canvas as her medium to portray the likeness of animals as well as to portray the very special relationship between man and his canine best friend. Freeborn attended Moore College of Art in Pennsylvania, as well as, taking classes at the local Community Colleges. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries throughout New England.

Beginning September 1st, gallery hours are Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. To schedule an appointment call the gallery at 603-284-7728. For more information visit www.PatriciaLaddCarega.com.


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