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Meredith Village Savings Bank supports Prescott Farm as a Business Member

LACONIA —  Prescott Farm is pleased to announce that Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) has become an official 2014-2015 Business Member. As a Business Member of Prescott Farm they are able to enjoy a number of benefits while supporting Prescott Farm's quality environmental education programs.

"We are pleased to have MVSB back for a second year as a Business Member and supporter of Prescott Farm," stated Kimberly Drouin, Director of Marketing at Prescott Farm. "They were our first Business Member when we started offering this type of membership, and it has proved to be a great fit!" As a Business Member of Prescott Farm businesses choose specific events or programs they would like to sponsor depending on their Business Membership level. This year MVSB will be sponsoring one of Prescott Farm's WildQuest Summer Camp weeks, 5th Annual Harvest & Winter Festivals, WildQuest Winter Camp, Maple Sugar Madness and our Spring Polliwogs Pre-K Program in 2015.

As Business Members at the Beech Level ($2,500) they also receive benefits such as use of Prescott Farm's Historic Hay Barn and grounds for a company picnic, free on-site snowshoe rental in season for all employees, recognition throughout Prescott Farm's social media channels and much more.

"We appreciate all the support MVSB has given us over the years. It is great to work with an organization that is so involved in their community and values the kinds of programs Prescott Farm offers," says Drouin.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:25

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Space still available for Gilmanton Old Home Day Art Show

GILMANTON — Gilmanton Old Home Day is approaching and vendors, artists, musicians, vintage cars, puppeteers, a bean hole meal and never ending pies will again be part of the big day. Old Home Day means neighbors coming together, returning family and friends catching up with one another and a chance to share the beauty of Smith Meeting House, a historic site for Gilmanton. The date is Saturday the 9th of August from 10-3 p.m.

The Art Show space and vendor tables are still available. Contact Betty Mitchell 387-1807 for Art show space and Judy Wilson for vendor space 267-6346

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:18

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‘A Theater Near You’ progam at Meredith Library July 29

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library will host a presentation on the history of movie theaters in the Granite State on Tuesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m.

The program by Jeffrey Klenotic, an associate professor of communication arts at the University of New Hampshire, will explore when movies first came to New Hampshire and where they played, who presented them, who went to see  them, and where the first movie theaters in the state were built.

The program, titled "A Theater Near You," is the product of Klenotic's ongoing research, which aims to produce a digital archive and interactive map charting every venue where movies played in the Granite State from the medium's origins in 1896 to the rise of television in the 1940s.

Those attending will be welcome to share their own knowledge of local movie venues and their own memories of "going to the movies."

Klenotic's talk is sponsored by the UNH Speakers' Bureau and the Friends of the Meredith Library.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:14

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Lakes Region Art Association to Hold Its 74th Annual Show

MEREDITH — Two thousand fourteen marks the seventy-fourth year that the Lakes Region Art Association will hold its Annual Art Show and Sale. The event will take place from Thursday, July 24 to Sunday, August 10. This is the second year that the Association has held its show at the VynnArt Gallery, at 30 Main Street, just above Mill Falls in downtown Meredith. This year the show will increase from nine to eighteen days.

Show hours will be Thursday, July 24, from 12 to 7; Friday, July 25, from 12 to 8; Saturday, July 26, from 9 to 8; Sunday, July 27, thru Thursday, July 31, from 9 to 6; Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 9 to 8; Sunday, August 3, thru Thursday, August 7, from 9 to 6, Friday and Saturday, August 8 and 9, from 9 to 8; and Sunday, August 10, from 9 to 4. The public is invited to the Show Awards Reception on the first day, July 24, from 4 to 7 pm. There is no admission charge.

Judging and Awards

The show is judged and awards will be based on the judges' decisions. Among the categories that the judges will consider for awards will be oil painting, acrylic painting, printmaking, watercolor, drawing, pastel and sculpture. This year there are two new judging categories; photography and digital art. Fifty-one Association members artists will participate and one hundred thirty-four pieces will be on display.

In addition to the general entries on display, there will be a raffle of an original painting and a selection of small matted original pieces for sale at ten dollars each.

Gerri Harvey, a Gilford resident, has generously donated a framed original painting, "Summer in New Hampshire" for the show's raffle. She is an award-winning painter who displays her work in Lakes Region galleries.

The art event and the unique downtown location combine to make this an interesting and worthwhile visit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:07

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