Tilton Winter Farmers’ Markets to start on Dec. 13

TILTON — The 2014-2015 Tilton Winter Farmers' Market will open Saturday, December 13, located off I-93 at Exit 20, diagonally across from AutoServ Dealerships of Tilton. The market will operate Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from December 13 to March 28.

Now in its fourth year in the same location, featuring more than 50 area food vendors and artisans, the market offers the state's finest fresh and locally-produced food products, along with carefully selected, agriculturally-based crafts. In addition to bringing a winter farmers' market shopping opportunity to the area, the market provides an economic boost for local entrepreneurs. "This market has not only allowed local businesses to expand and be accessible to shoppers during the winter, but many vendors have brought on employees to keep up with demand for their products," said Joan O'Connor, market founder and director. "Customer demand is higher than ever. People are speaking with their dollars, and vendors are responding by bringing high-quality, local products to the market to meet their needs."

Throughout the winter, Tilton Winter Farmers' Market attracts shoppers from throughout the Lakes Region and beyond, including vacation-home owners and other out-of-state visitors. The market offers a wide range of locally-produced, farm-fresh and organic produce and greens, winter storage crops, meats, eggs, dairy, cheese, breads, pastries, gourmet popcorn, gluten-free products, vegan foods, tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, veggie burgers, fudge, apples, cider, honey, granola, maple syrup, jams, jellies, freshly roasted coffee, teas, wine, gourmet food items, body care products, information on composting worms, herbal products, dog treats and more. New this year, the market will feature fresh apple cider donuts, made on site, at the market. Each Saturday will also feature live music, information about sourcing local products and services and abundant sampling of delicious foods.

Tilton Winter Farmers' Market Founder and Director, Joan O'Connor, says, "For the fourth year running, The Gaudet family and AutoServ have stepped up to help, providing the perfect space for a big winter market, along with so much support every week to make sure the doors open." The market brings thousands of people through its doors every weekend and has become a winter farmers' market destination for shoppers. "Having such strong community support for the market has really helped," said O'Connor.

For more information on the Tilton Winter Farmers' Market, visit www.tiltonwinterfarmersmarket.com or visit the market on Facebook.

Guided tours of Meredith’s Sculpture Walk offered on Sunday afternoon

MEREDITH -- Guided tours of Meredith's Sculpture Walk will take place this Sunday, Dec. 7, as part of the Holiday Open House sponsored by Mill Falls Marketplace.

Tours will start at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. in front of the Innisfree Bookstore in the Marketplace. The public is invited to tour the sculptures with a trained guide while viewing the sculptures.

Sponsored by the Greater Meredith Program, the Meredith Sculpture Walk is a committed to developing awareness and enjoyment of public art in Meredith for residents and visitors. It is a year-round, outdoor, juried exhibition featuring works by 18 New England artists.

Further information can be obtained by calling (603) 279-9015, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Millette joins Berkshire Hathway Verani

LACONIA — Veteran real estate sales professional Ernie Millette has joined the Berkshire Hathway Verani firm located at 373 Court Street as a Broker Associate according to Giovanni Verani, firm president.

For the past 12 years Millette has been associated with Coldwell Banker Steve Weeks Realtors and CBRB as a Broker Associate where he has earned his place amongst the top producers in the Lakes Region, having sold more than $50,000,000 of residential homes, luxury waterfront homes, land, investment and commercial properties.

''"We are pleased that Ernest decided to join us on the Berkshire Hathaway Verani team. Ernest came to Verani Realty seeking an environment where he could work closely with the owners and management team at one of N.H.'s major R.E. firms. Here he will be given an opportunity, like all of our Broker Associates, to build a team of top producers.'' said Verani.

''I'm excited to have the Berkshire Hathaway Verani and the Warren Buffett brand behind me. I'll have at my disposal all of the cutting edge, agent and client friendly, intuitive on-line tools developed by the engineers & architects of technology at the R&D division of BH Verani Realty. Tools that allow me to be a better agent and that are easy for my clients to use saving them both time/ money while giving them more control and understanding of the buying and selling process. Having the Verani tools and training available and the systems and techniques I have developed, I will be better be able to help anyone looking to be a Realtor or anyone that is already a Realtor but would like to achieve more by joining my team.'' said Millette.


Ernest Millette (Courtesy photo)



Many local restaurants joining 10th annual Keep the Heat On fund raiser

PLYMOUTH — Every year, the committee for the annual Keep the Heat On fundraiser is overwhelmed by the generosity of local restaurants' menu contributions, and this year is no different. As preparations move forward for the 10th annual KTHO dinner and auction on Wednesday, January 14, owners and chefs are again stepping up to offer their delicious creations to make this event special and to help their community.

For the past nine years, KTHO has raised nearly $250,000 for fuel assistance to local communities, and hopes to hit the $300,000 mark this year. Loyal restaurants return to support this year's effort with promises of the same high culinary standards that KTHO supporters have come to expect over the years—or better.

Sodexo leads the list of long-term supporters, with Plymouth State University's Prospect Hall hosting KTHO for the second year. Students from the Plymouth Regional High School culinary program will be back for the fourth time with their scrumptious cupcakes for dessert.

New in 2015 will be two Rumney favorites--the Common Café and Rumney Rocks Bistro. The "Rocks" just opened in 2014 and is already stepping up to support the community.

Plymouth's Main Street will once again be represented by an all-star lineup that includes Biederman's Deli, Burrito Me, Cafe Monte Alto, Chase Street Market, the Lucky Dog, Mandarin Taste, Downtown Pizza, Six Burner Bistro, and Thai Smile. Other area restaurants joining the effort again include Annie's Overflow, the Country Cow, Fugaky, George's Seafood, Mad River Tavern, Remington's, the Sunset Grill, the Tree House, and Walter's Basin. The Common Man Family of restaurants will also join in once again with contributions from the Common Man Ashland, Fosters Boiler Room, The Flying Monkey, and The Italian Farm House. More restaurants in Plymouth and the surrounding area may also participate.

The 10th annual KTHO will begin with appetizers served during the 5 p.m. social hour and a silent auction with many high-quality contributed items and services. Look for the folks wearing "stove pipe" hats who will be selling raffle tickets for some very special items. This will be followed by the bountiful dinner buffet and a spirited live auction with auctioneers Lisa Lovett and Terri Daucher, a wonderful entertaining team. A cash bar will be open throughout the evening.

Tickets for KTHO are on sale at Chase Street Market for $35, and in limited quantities again this year. To reserve a table, call Veronica Barbadoro at 536-7207. KTHO is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats, partnered with the Plymouth Area Community Closet in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors. KTHO—and the fuel assistance it helps provide—are entirely non-partisan.