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Castle in the Clouds to host Prince and Princess Day

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds is hosting Prince & Princess Day, its signature children's event, on Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids can participate in fun activities such as prince and princess lessons, arts and crafts, story time, picnicking with a princess, tours of Lucknow, and more. The day will also feature dance performances from the Northeastern Ballet Theatre's production of Snow White. For this family event, participating kids are encouraged to come dressed as a prince, princess, or knight.

Regular admission rates apply, plus $5 per activity passport for participating children. Visit www.castleintheclouds.org for more information. This event is generously sponsored by Lifetime Benefits Group, Tanger Outlets, Pak 2000, Party Palace, and For Goodness Cakes. For information about Castle in the Clouds visit the website at www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5900.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:16

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The Belknap Mill Art Gallery Presents Featured Artist Jean Kennedy

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Art Gallery is holding its first Featured Artist Reception featuring Jean Kennedy on Thursday, June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Kennedy will be showing paintings reflecting her love of flowers, nature and the outdoors; also the first artist in the monthly Mill series.

As a beginning artist, Kennedy was told to 'paint what you love' as the work would reflect the passion. Watercolor was the first medium Jean learned. Some of her work reflects the use of a negative painting technique called 'painting outside the lines'. Painting using this technique means one has no preconceived notion of the end result; no photograph or scene to copy, only what is visualized and constructed after applying paint to the paper. Kennedy finds watercolor a fascinating medium to work with because of its fluidity and transparency. She also enjoys using oils and acrylic.

Kennedy has taken many workshops from professional artists including Judi Betts and Annelein Beukenkamp. She was greatly influenced by a Louisiana art teacher, Myrna Waters, who taught her to push values and how to better use color and shape in a painting. As an artist Jean has earned many ribbons and awards by entering competitions both in New Hampshire and Louisiana. She won Best in Show by exhibiting at the art show for the Terrebonne Orchid Society in Houma, Louisiana. Kennedy is currently President of the Lakes Region Art Association and a member of the Artists Loft, both local art organizations. More of her work can be viewed at www.jeankennedyart.com and at the website hosted by the Lakes Region Art Association.

'Jean Kennedy is an exceptional artist and is dedicated to driving the arts movement in the area. We are thrilled to be able to offer additional opportunities to showcase local artists', says Beth San Soucie, Program Director for the Belknap Mill. 'Our vision for the Belknap Mill is to become a cultural arts center in the historic downtown Laconia area; collaborating with organizations and businesses to bring more light to the wonderful happenings in the downtown. With the support from individuals and businesses, we can continue to offer events and programs for the community.'

The Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the country. It has a permanent exhibit that interprets the history of the textile industry in Laconia, and has changing monthly exhibits focusing on the arts and history, as well as educational programs for all ages. For further information on the mill and its events, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , visit www.belknapmill.org, or call 603-524-8813.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:13

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Franklin Opera House hosting 10th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner

FRANKLIN — The 10th annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner to benefit the Franklin Opera House will be held June 28 at the Mojalaki Country Club. Over 100 people are expected for the event, which will be catered by Pioneer Catering of Tilton.

Guests will also enjoy fine wines and the music of Tim Lewis, sponsored by the Peabody Home.

Celebrity waiters include Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield, former Mayor Tony Giunta, Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, State Representative Leigh Webb, who also will serve as auctioneer; and State Senator Andrew Hosmer, whose firm, AutoServ of Tilton, is sponsor for the event.

Other waiters include actresses and actors and theater crew from the Franklin Footlight Theatre, Denise Steadman, Howard Amsden, Jen Creasey, Catherine Pirro and Dan and Karen Darling, as well as business representatives Tim and Glen Morrill.

All proceeds from the evening will support the ongoing mission of the Franklin Opera House to the finest live entertainment to the Lakes Region.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:07

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New Meredith Chamber Members

MEREDITH — The Meredith Chamber of Commerce has announced that the following new members have joined.

Laurent Overhead Door Systems, Inc, Patrick Wood Law Office, PLLC, Lakes Region Design Group, Stephens Landscaping Processionals, LLC, Minkow & Mahoney Mullen P.A., Dragin Geothermal, Bonin Architects, The Glass Knob;
Lakes Region Cosmetic Institute, Castle in the Clouds, JW Electric, Lakes Region Floral, Canterbury Shaker Village, Annalee Dolls, Inc. The Remick Museum, Normandin, Cheney and ONeil, PLLC, Stephens Peoples Heritage Chimney, Bruno Coppola. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Mark D. Ashley of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Steve Baker of Roche Realty, Randy Hilman of Maxfield Realty

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:03

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