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Groton Historical to learn about state dog

GROTON — Groton Historical Society will host a free NH Humanities Council program entitled "Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook" on Sunday, October 5 at the Groton House.

This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell will cover the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of NH. Cottrell will be accompanied by his own Chinook, Tug. Refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:11

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Woodcuts exhibit at Carega Gallery

SANDWICH —  The exhibit of White Line Woodcuts by Boston artist Lisa Houck is currently on display at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. A closing reception featuring a visit from the artist will be held on Saturday, August 30 from 5-7 p.m. with a featured artists talk beginning at 6 p.m.

Houck's White Line Woodcuts are an expressive display of color, texture, and pattern. Through her powerful sense of design, she incorporates bold patterns, animals, and other elements of the landscape. Reminiscent of early Japanese prints, Houck's White Line Woodcuts bring together watercolor and printmaking. 

Houck is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (MA/MFA). She works in a variety of different mediums. From watercolor, oil on wood, ceramic and mosaic to etchings, she is able to express her views of nature through a myriad of different colors and patterns. Houck's work can be found in numerous collections including, The Boston Athenaeum, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Fidelity Investments, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to name a few.

For more information visit www.patricialaddcarega.com or call 284-7728.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:07

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Correction: Thompson is lyricist for 'The Father Daughter Dance'

Due to an electronic layout error, a press release printed in Friday's edition erroneously credited Justin Jaymes with co-writing a song, when the credit should have been given to Ernest Thompson. Thompson, lyricist for The Father Daughter Dance, written with and recorded by Carly Simon, and the anthemic Boston Strong, receiving enthusiastic radio play throughout New England, has collaborated as well with Joan Osborne, Mighty Sam McClain, Natalie MacMaster, Joe Droukas, Ray Porcell and Joe Deleault, all featured on the soundtracks of his newest movies TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, both shot in New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:03

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Laconia Rotary Club gives $10,000 in scholarships to local students

LACONIA — Laconia Rotary Club recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships through its partnership with the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. These scholarships were awarded to ten graduating high school seniors, five students currently enrolled in college who have received assistance in the past, and one adult going back to school.

Jon Nivus, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, said, “Laconia Rotary Club is happy to be able to award these scholarships in recognition of the students’ academic success and their community involvement. We also provide assistance to students who are in college and have been assisted in the past. We hope this will help each student reach their goals.”

Since 1991, Laconia Rotary Club has donated over $225,000 to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation for scholarships and over $1 million for sponsorships and assistance to many charitable and nonprofit groups in Laconia and the Lakes Region. 

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:58

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