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More than 30 businesses donated to Moultonborough House Tour raffle

MOULTONBOROUGH — As June 26th rapidly approaches, the Moultonborough Friends of the Library are working diligently behind the scenes to make the 2014 House and Garden Tour a special day for both visitors and volunteers.

Funds raised from the tour support cultural and educational programs for adults and children and provide supplemental furnishings and equipment for the library. President, Jane Harrington, and Vice President, Sherry Weene, are the co-chairs for this year's event. Additionally, there are many unspoken heroes also working behind the scenes to bring this event to successful fruition. They include Mary Kahn in charge of sponsors, Marianne Rapp and Linda Ridenour in charge of gifts and refreshments, Noel Ainscow in charge of the raffle, and Ann Marie Welch in charge of tickets. Many thanks as well to the library staff and Bayswater Books who graciously handle ticket sales for this event. The Friends are also most appreciative for the generosity of Cargill Construction Co, LLC, Stephen's Landscaping Professionals LLC, At Your Service NH, and The Magic Foods Catering Company who have so graciously offered to sponsor this year's House and Garden Tour. In 2014, over 30 local merchants have also stepped forward to offer gift certificates for the raffle. Raffle tickets may be purchased during the house tour for $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.
One of the homes on this year's tour greets visitors with a magnificent stone archway original to the property and bedecked with flowers: it is truly a gateway to paradise. Newly renovated 10 years ago, this home has a large fieldstone fireplace centering the Great Room and creating a warm and inviting gathering spot for family and friends. Sweeping walls of windows provide the room with sunny, natural light as well as glistening water views: this superbly appointed home has views from virtually every room.
This spectacular Adirondack style retreat is welcoming and beautifully appointed for lakeside living. Purchase a ticket for $35 at the library or Bayswater Books in Center Harbor and visit this little piece of paradise on Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:22

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Laconia VFW hosting meat bingo on Friday

LACONIA — The Laconia VFW is hosting a meat bingo event on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be food to enjoy and a lot of great meat prizes as well as a 50/50 and winner take all.
The proceeds will be going into the building fund to build a smoking area, as the post has gone non-smoking as of June 1.
This event is open to the public, all are welcome.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:06

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Local author guest reader at Alton library Friday

ALTON — Local author & illustrator Cheryl Bloser will be guest reader at Children's Story time at the Gilman Library on Friday, June 6 at 9:15 a.m. Cheryl published her first book forty years later than she had anticipated. As a high school student four decades ago, she was strongly encouraged by her English teacher to publish a story written as a class assignment. Despite being excited at the possibility of publishing, Cheryl at the time did not have the confidence or direction to pursue it. In 2012 with the encouragement of family and friends, "Little Mouse and the Muddy Feet" went into publication.

Although not the same story written earlier, the little mouse stories were inspired and written for her grandchildren. It did take forty years to realize her aspirations, but Cheryl has found pursuing this endeavor well worth the work and courage it required.

Cheryl has released her second book in the little Mouse Adventures. This book has been particularly significant because she authored and illustrated her new book. Combining her skills as an author with her abilities as an artist she engaged in a new challenge bringing "Little Mouse and the Big Green Frog" from a story board to reality. This new mouse tale continues to use the art of storytelling to instill character building lessons with whiskers, a curly tail and always a smile.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:02

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BCDOC Inmate Art showing at the Busiel Mill during the month of June

LACONIA — Inmate artwork from Belknap County Department of Corrections will once again be on display in the Busiel Mill Community Room and Gallery at One Mill Plaza during the month of June.
This Art showing, and the previous Art showing in November of 2012, were goals of Tamara McGonagle, Programs Director at Belknap County Department of Corrections, and Mary Ellen Boudman, volunteer Art Teacher at BCDOC.

cGonagle joined BCDOC in May of 2010, and shortly after that started a monthly inmate art-contest. It soon became evident that many of the inmates had exceptional talent when it came to visual arts. During the months that followed Ms. McGonagle began reaching out to community members who would be interested in volunteering at the jail and it was then that she met Mary Ellen Boudman; an aartist and retired art teacher from Newfound Regional High School and after a few weeks of initial planning, the art class began. Since the start of the art class, well over 100 inmates have had the opportunity to participate in the class and develop, discover and explore their artist talent.

Superintendent Daniel Ward expressed his support for all the programs offered here, including the art class. "Providing programs and educational classes for inmates, such as the art class, is not only a way for the inmates to be creative but it is a way for them to spend their time productively during their stay here."
The art class continues to be a popular and well attended class at the BCDOC and the selection of art work that will be shown spans the more recent months that the art class has been offered. The inmate artwork will be on display during for the month of June. All are welcome to attend and family and friends are especially encouraged to stop by the Busiel Mill to see the art work of their loved ones displayed.
There will be an open house on Friday afternoon, June 6, beginning at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome.
The Gallery is located in the Busiel Mill known as One Mill Plaza. Anyone having any questions or wishing to display should contact Joe Adrignola at 496-3839 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:56

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