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Abenaki Progressive Dinner held Feb 22

WOLFEBORO —The Annual Progressive XC Ski Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 22 on the Abenaki XC Ski Loop Trail at Abenaki Ski Area at 6:30 p.m.

Participants will strap on skis, snowshoes or good winter boots and progress out on to the candle-lit 4 Kilometer XC Ski Loop starting at Abenaki Ski Area. Skiers and hikers will stop at bonfires along the 4K trail and be treated to a multi-course Italian dinner served at various stations along the way. Appetizers and a small warming fire will greet participants at the first table, followed by an Italian main course at the second station a kilometer or two down the trail, followed by the dessert station in Pikes Pasture, complete with s'mores, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, cocoa, coffee and more.

Local restaurants, café's, caterers and chefs contribute their expertise to provide a the meal served under the stars. Participating restaurants in the past have included Garwood's, Wolfeboro Inn, Downtown Market Café, Welcome Home Personal Chef Service, The Wolfetrap, Harvest Market and Hunter's Shop and Save. The event is sponsored by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation and Wolfeboro Lions Club all to raise funds for the Friends of Abenaki.

A headlamp, warm layers, and appropriate winter gear are encouraged. The event is limited to 125 participants. All skiers/hikers must have a ticket that is available to purchase for $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at the Abenaki website: wolfeboronh.us/Abenaki or by stopping by our office at the Pop Whalen Arena. More information call 569-5639.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 09:38

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Art Place Hosting Peter Ferber Gallery Show

WOLFEBORO — The Art Place in downtown Wolfeboro will hold its semi-annual Peter Ferber Gallery Show featuring local well-known artist Peter Ferber's collection of new original paintings on Saturday, February 15,. The unveiling and artist's reception will commence at 9:30 a.m., and all are welcome to attend and meet the artist.

Ferber says "This show presents a variety of contrasts, not only among the various pieces, but also within individual paintings. The piece featured on the postcard for the show depicts a collection of old leather ice skates I found hanging in the cupola of a cottage on Meredith Neck, while the view out the windows is of a warm summer day. Upon entering an old lake's-edge camp, next to the old wood stove and granite chimney there stood an elegant Steinway grand piano. The delight of that unlikely discovery, combined with the sunlight across its ebony finish gives me the fuel I always hope for in a painting."

The owner of The Art Place, Barbara Gibbs, talks about her relationship with Peter. "I first met Peter Ferber in the early 1990's after he had moved to this area full time. I could tell that he was a gentle soul and a gentleman from our first meeting. Little did I know, however, that we would develop a wonderful personal and working relationship that has enriched my life and added a special dimension to my gallery. If you are one of the fortunate people who know Peter, then you know his kind nature and exceptional spirit. You also know that he has a love for nature, nostalgia, and the environment. His paintings seem to represent a nod to the past and a respect for the future."

Since 1994 Peter Ferber has painted the official posters for the New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society's annual show, which also come as highly collectable artist proofs. Peter has exhibited in over 50 shows in New England and the Midwest. More than 100 reproductions of his work have been made, including over 70 limited edition prints. At The Art Place alone, he has had shows for the past 15 years. As his popularity grew, the shows were increased to be in August as well as February of each year.

His illustrations have appeared in national magazines, including Yankee, Antiques, and Connoisseur; and a number of books including: a retrospective of the poetry and prose of Doris Peel, entitled Journey To A New Day, and a children's book written by his wife, Jeannie Ferber, entitled The Tails of Quince and Flute in Semer Wood.

The artwork will continue to be displayed through March 1 or as long as available. The Art Place is the exclusive gallery for Peter Ferber's original artwork, and produces many of his limited edition prints. The Art Place is located at 9 North Main Street, downtown Wolfeboro. Visit on the web at www.theartplace.biz and facebook at www.facebook.com/theartplacewolfeboro. For hours or more information, call 603 569-6159 or toll free 866 569-6159.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:57

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair at Franklin Regional Hospital

FRANKLIN — On Saturday, February 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., certified counselors will be at Franklin Regional Hospital in the main lobby to assist the public in signing up for insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Individuals should bring their social security number, employer name and income levels for entire household (information is on a current paystub or W-2 form), and if currently insured, all information on insurance, including the current policy number(s).

Sponsored by LRGHealthcare, Foundation for Healthy Communities, Health First Family Care Center, and ServiceLink, this service is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:48

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Doppler On Wheels will visit Plymouth area for 3 Weeks

PLYMOUTH — Meteorology students at Plymouth State University and local public schools will get a first-hand look at one of the world's most sophisticated pieces of weather research technology, as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW) mobile radar system spends the next three weeks in the Plymouth area. In addition to PSU students and faculty using the DOW to study weather science, students in Plymouth, Campton, Rumney and Bedford will get on-site visits, as well as the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, the Rey Center in Waterville Valley, and the Mount Washington Observatory in Gorham.

The DOW vehicle, which has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" show, will arrive in Plymouth February 7 courtesy of a National Science Foundation Center for Severe Weather Research grant application submitted by PSU Associate Professor of Meteorology Dr. Sam Miller. The DOW will be available for public viewing in Plymouth February 14 at the Town Common and DOW staffers will speak about how the vehicle has been used to study thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and winter weather such as lake-effect snow.

"It's wonderful to get it here," said Dr. Miller. "It's going to be really useful to us because it's a great outreach tool to raise awareness with the public, it's wonderful as an educational tool for teaching a variety of classes and it's great for research purposes."

Miller said some of the projects students are anticipating using the weather radar unit to study are freezing precipitation, heavy snow squalls, mixed precipitation events and other winter weather in northern New England.

A group of engineers travel with the vehicle to train students and faculty about how the equipment works and to assist with research projects developed by PSU.

The National Science Foundation-funded DOW program has three vehicles and spends about six months each year on the road; two months typically is spent storm-chasing during tornado and hurricane season, and the balance is spent on education and other research projects, such as the time in Plymouth. The schedule for the DOW in our area is as follows:

Feb. 10 9 – 10 a.m. Blue Heron School, Squam Lake, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holderness Public School

Feb. 11 All day, Plymouth Regional High School and Plymouth Elementary

Feb. 12 All day, Bedford High School

Feb. 13 Morning, Rumney Elementary School, Afternoon, Campton Elementary

Feb. 14 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Plymouth Town Common (public availability)

Feb. 17-18 Hartman Union Building, Plymouth State University

Feb. 19 All day, Weather Discovery Center, North Conway

Feb. 20 Morning, Weather Discovery Center, N. Conway, Afternoon, HUB

Feb. 21 All day, Rey Center, Waterville Valley

Feb. 22-23 All day, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord

Feb. 26 Base of Mount Washington Auto Road

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:46

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