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Rev. Bill Petersen Joins All Saints Episcopal in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO —  The All Saints' Episcopal Church Vestry, through Bishop Hirschfeld, has issued a Call to the Reverend William (Bill) Petersen to be their next rector, and Rev. Petersen has accepted the Call.

Bill was presented to the Vestry with the enthusiastic and unanimous support of the Search Committee. He brings to All Saints a unique background and set of experiences. "Bill is a blessing who comes to us through an unanticipated pathway. He is a servant leader nurtured and ordained in the Lutheran tradition and currently serving a Lutheran parish in East Hartford, CT. The Spirit works in marvelous ways," said Lee White, Senior Warden of All Saints.

Petersen has deep roots in New Hampshire. His first career was in the hospitality industry. He worked in both food service and hotel management and then became an educator. He taught at Southern New Hampshire University and was dean of the School of Hospitality from 2001 to 2006. While working in New Hampshire, Petersen served as a member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Regional Marketing Task Force and Tourism Committee, board member of the New Hampshire Philharmonic, chairperson of the State of New Hampshire Advisory Council on Travel and Tourism, and board member of the Southern New Hampshire Convention & Visitors Bureau. Petersen co-founded Granite State Ambassadors, Inc., and is currently Chairman Emeritus.

Petersen graduated from Philadelphia Seminary in 2010. He currently serves as pastor of an ethnically diverse congregation in East Hartford, Connecticut. He is also Dean of the Greater Hartford Conference of the New England Synod.

Petersen began his tenure as rector of All Saints' this month.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:56

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Correction: Cystic Fibrosis benefit at Fratello's is on Tuesday

LACONIA — An article that appeared in yesterday's edition listed an incorrect day for a fund raising event. On Tuesday, those who dine at Fratello's and indicate to the host that they are there to participate in the event will have a portion of their bill donated as a sponsorship of Brooke Swanson, who is participating in the inaugural Northern New England Chapter Xtreme Hike Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis. If she can raise $1,500, Swanson can join Team Haley's Heroes, formed in honor of a local girl struggling with the disease, as they hike Mount Monroe and Mount Washington on Sept. 12-14.

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‘In the Company of Dogs’ exhibit opens on September 13 at Carega Gallery

SANDWICH — The Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery opens an exhibit of oil paintings by Maine artist Gay Freeborn ''In the Company of Dogs'' on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Freeborn's paintings convey the motion, shape and appreciation she has for the animal. The use of under paintings, thinning mediums and thick over painting, allows her to use the canvas to sculpt her subjects in an unconventional form. Having grown up with Labrador Retrievers, her subject matter has been a constant throughout her life, reminding us of the special bond we form with our animals.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th to meet the artist.

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street (Route 113) in Center Sandwich. A portion of the sales will be donated to the New England Lab Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine, which serves Maine, New Hampshire and the greater New England area.

Born in Palo Alto, California, Freeborn has been a resident of Maine for over 35 years. Drawing inspiration from her surroundings, Freeborn uses the canvas as her medium to portray the likeness of animals as well as to portray the very special relationship between man and his canine best friend. Freeborn attended Moore College of Art in Pennsylvania, as well as, taking classes at the local Community Colleges. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries throughout New England.

Beginning September 1st, gallery hours are Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. To schedule an appointment call the gallery at 603-284-7728. For more information visit www.PatriciaLaddCarega.com.


Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:46

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Genealogy Interest Group meeting on September 11

WOLFEBORO — The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, will present a program on "What's New in FamilySearch" on Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library. The workshop will highlight the latest features, including several new apps, now available through FamilySearch. The workshop is free and open to all.

FamilySearch is one of the most comprehensive research tools available to genealogists. The site is available to the public at no change and includes a large portion of the holdings at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the largest genealogical library in the world. The site will soon surpass all other genealogical sites in volume and variety of documented data, as 100,000 volunteers add one million new names daily. Attendees should bring their phone or any other device that they would like to download the new app to as well as a document or old pictures to experiment with. Experienced genealogists will be on hand to get individuals started and answer questions.

Deborah Shagoury, Dee Ide and Virginia Burke began the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group in 2011 and they present free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library on a monthly basis. For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:33

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