Meredith gallery and winery partnering for event on Thursday

MEREDITH — Hermit Woods Winery and the lakes gallery at chi-lin are partnering for a Wine and rt event on Thursday, October 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Meet the artists in the new gallery-wide exhibit, Landscapes fom East to West and view their work at chi-lin, then stroll around the corner—past "The American Dog" sculpture—for a sample of Hermit Woods Wine and some cheese and crackers (guests must purchase a wine glass to sample wine).

Share a glass of wine or tea with New Hampshire artists Kathleen Brennan, Mary Graham, Andy Moerlein, Patricia Giebutowski, & Bruce Iverson, who will join the festivities and be available to discuss their work with visitors at chi-lin. The exhibit includes fifteen artists from all over the world and will run through November 30.
The lakes gallery at chi-lin has shown fine New England & Asian art since 1981, and specializes in large format works for home and business..

Hermit Woods Winery is one of the newest editions to Main Street in Meredith, producing wine from locally sources fruit (mostly organic) and local raw honey. Hermits Woods prides themselves in producing dry wines of similar complexity and character as what you might find in the wine regions of the world.

Meadowbrook makes list of top 10 concert venues

GILFORD — USA Today announced its 10 Best Concert Venues in the USA in its October 10th special edition. Joining the ranks of Red Rocks in Colorado, the Ryman Auditorium (formerly the Grand Ole Opry) in Nashville, Madison Square Garden in New York and other legendary concert venues is the Lakes Region's own Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford

"Bank of New Hampshire is proud to partner with the states premium concert venue," stated Mark Primeau, president and CEO of Bank of New Hampshire. "Meadowbrook is loyal to this great community not only in bringing great entertainment to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire but to putting us on the map nationwide."

Coming off its 2014 record-breaking concert season, featuring artists such as: James Taylor, Zac Brown Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Keith Urban and more, the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook continues its charge. Recent accolades and nominations include USA Today's distinction as well as a nomination for the Country Music Association (CMA) Venue of the Year. Also, featured on ABC's NH Chronicle, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook continues to grow from its humble roots – to the true full-service concert experience it is today.

Veterans Day program planned in Meredith

MEREDITH — Griggs-Wyatt  Post #33 American Legion has announced its Veterans Day program for Tuesday, November 11.

Parade participants ill meet at the post between starting at 10:30a.m. and at 1 0:50 a.m. will  march to the library led by the Honor Guard and Boy Scouts.

The assemblage will come to order in front of the library at 11 a.m. where the Rev. Robert Lemieux will lead a prayer, followed by the pledge of allegiance and speeches by veterans and state legislators.

At 11:11 p.m. taps will be sounded/

Participants will follow the Honlor Guard to the POW/MIA monument in Hesky Park for a ceremony there and then return to the post home for lunch.


Delta Dental gift provides for new signs at Prescott Farm trail system

LACONIA — Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center has completed a face-lift on its three-mile trail system thanks to a generous grant from Northeast Delta Dental.

The grant allowed Prescott Farm to purchase full-color aluminum directional signs to place at all major trail junctions, ten interpretive signs to give more information about various points of interest on the property, update the large trail map in the trailhead kiosk, as well as replace six wooden footbridges on the trail system that were in poor condition.

"We are very grateful to Northeast Delta Dental for supporting our mission to connect people with the natural world," says Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Executive Director, "Because of this grant, our trails are much easier to navigate and safer for families that come here to enjoy being outside together."

The trail signs were installed by volunteers from the community and the NH Jobs for American Graduates (NH-JAG) program at Laconia Middle School. The footbridges were built by volunteers from the Gilford Community Center, NH-JAG, and members of the community.

Prescott Farm's trails are open to the public for free daily from dawn to dusk. Trail maps are available in the Pardoe Building and outside in the green mailbox at the corner of the Pardoe Building. Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that also offers year-round environmental education for all ages including WildQuest vacation camps, school field trips, family and youth programs and Naturalist-in-Residence programs at 3 local elementary schools. The 160-acre historic family farm also features a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, heritage gardens, and a forested pond. For more information, visit.