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Meredith clerk completes three-year institute program

MEREDITH — Meredith Town Clerk Kerri A. Parker recently completed her third year of studies at the New England Municipal Clerks' Institute held at Plymouth State University.

The third year, which is the final year of the institute program, focuses on public relations, parliamentary procedure, decision making, personal development, management, computers, public speaking and professionalism.

The New England Municipal Clerks Institute assists clerks in developing and maintaining the high level of administrative expertise needed for the successful operation of increasingly complex municipal governments. Completion of the three-year Institute program entitles graduates to apply for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks' Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation.

The institute is the only program of its kind in the country, run exclusively by and for city and town clerks and their office staff. More than 500 cities and towns have sent clerks to the institute during the 40 years it's been in operation.


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Nash Gallery features local artist Amy Lyn Kench

NEW HAMPTON —  The newest art show at the Nash Gallery in New Hampton, is Color Calamity. This multi-media, eco-friendly exhibit is a first for Bristol resident, Amy Lyn Kench and features small clay Nun-Yas, abstract paintings and original, one of a kind hand sewn art animals including elephants, cats, giraffes and dragons.

This collection reflects several years of inspiration and creativity for this eco-friendly artisan. Colors explode on recycled and salvaged canvases, paper, and fabric in this multi-media exhibition. Emotion is the undercurrent that drives Amy Lyn's, brush interweaving words, names and phrases gnawing at the corners of her memory as she buries them beneath many layers of paint erasing the negative to create bright, bold, colorful paintings that exude happy, positive energy.

"We are very excited to be showing Amy Lyn's first show, let alone a solo show," said Cathy Vincevic, Director of the Gordon-Nash Library and Nash Gallery, "This work is amazing!"

Recently she has combined her love of painting and sewing. She painted on pieces of recycled and salvaged fabric, then turned those fabric pieces into 3-dimensional, very cartoonish, animal art. "They just make my heart happy looking at them," said Amy Lyn "and I hope they bring a smile to the face of everyone who visits or brings them home." To see more of her work visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreenCarbon2112 or check out her blog at http://www.greencarbon2112.wordpress.com

Color Calamity will be on display through the end of July at The Gordon-Nash Library 69 Main Street in New Hampton pieces are located in both the gallery downstairs and the glass display cases on the first floor of the library. All the paintings and handmade items on display are available for purchase.

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Meredith Bay Colony Club hosting Wooden Bowls Display

MEREDITH — Meredith Bay Colony Club members and interested locals are welcome to attend a free event "Burls to Bowls," a display of hand turned wooden bowls created by Harold Noreen, an engineer and woodworker who created the bowls over a period of many years in his woodworking shop.

He uses a variety of woods, including mahogany, cherry and spalted maple. The bowls will be on display from August 1 through August 3 between the hours of 10 am and 7 pm at MBCC.

Meredith Bay Colony Club is a not-for-profit senior housing community located at 21 Upper Mile Point Drive in Meredith, up the hill at he Routes 3/106 roundabout. Call 279-1500 to learn more.

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Laconia Elks to host Bike Fest

GILFORD — The Laconia Elks Lodge 876 will host its annual Youth Bike Fest on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 3-5 p.m. at the lodge located at 17 Sugarbush Lane, off Route 11A (Gilford Avenue).

This program is designed to provide the needy youths in the Lakes Region with bicycles and helmets. Last year the Elks gave away 22 bikes to children ages 5-14. They hope to double that for this year.

The day of the event a child will receive a bike and helmet and ride a safety course. However, any youngster can come with their bike and learn road safety as well as learn basic maintenance of their bike even if they are not recieving a bike.

There are certain financial guidelines to be eligble for a free bike. Register in advance so that the Elks can ensure that they'll have a proper bicycle for the child.

This program is funded by the Laconia Elks 876 along with the Elks National Foundation which provides youth programs throughout the country incluing the Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, Drug Awareness, Scholarships, in addition to events and services for veterans.

 In anyone knows of a child in need, should contact Doti Acres Gath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-387-7522.


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