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VynnArt Gallery Hosting Exhibit of Rob Caron Paintings

MEREDITH — Local artist Rob Caron will show his oil paintings at VynnArt Gallery September 26-29. A reception and an opportunity to meet the artist will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 3-6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Rob Caron of Meredith is a self taught artist. His subject matter is primarily oil paintings of a variety of nature subjects, Many of his paintings are large in size and include beautiful ornate framing.

Caron has spent a considerable amount of time in Europe visiting the major art museums where he studied the works of the masters in England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. He is a former member of the Manchester Art Association is currently a member of the Lakes Region Artists Association, and is also an active participant of the Artists Loft group.

VynnArt is located at 30 Main Street, in Meredith. For further information go to www.vynnart.com or call (603) 279-0557.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:57

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LRGHealthcare Offering Athletic Performance Series

 

LACONIA —LRGHealhcare's he Athletic Performance Series is designed to assist coaches, student athletes and the everyday recreational athlete to develop sport specific skills or improve their overall fitness.

These educational classes are taught by LRGHealthcare Rehabilitation professionals and are freeto the public. Individuals are welcome to attend one or all. Please dress appropriately and come ready to participate.

Core Strengthening for the Athlete: 6–7:30 p.m.
Introductory lecture on the importance of developing and maintaining a strong and stable core, as well as learning the many strengthening techniques available. Your core is a combination of your torso, hips, and pelvic muscles that make up a base for all body movement.

· Thursday, Sept. 26 at Westside Healthcare, Franklin-Rehab Entrance

· Thursday, Oct. 3 at Hillside Medical, Gilford- Rehab Lot C

· Thursday, Dec. 12 at Interlakes Medical Center, Rehab-Lower level

Rotator Cuff - Keeping Your Shoulder Healthy & Strong: 6–7:30 p.m.

Lecture will discuss basic shoulder anatomy and simple exercises to keep your shoulder strong and healthy for participating in everyday activities, as well as sports and lifting demands.

· Thursday, Nov. 7 at Interlakes Medical Center, Rehab-Lower level

Dynamic Stretching & Injury Prevention: 6-7:30 p.m.

A method of stretching and preparing the body for physical activity while improving strength, speed, agility and endurance. Come and learn what's behind this better way of stretching and learn techniques that you can apply to your own program.

· Thursday, Oct. 24 at Franklin Regional Hospital

Keep Your Back In Motion: 6-7:30 p.m.

Class will discuss basic back anatomy and simple exercises to help keep your back strong and healthy for lifting, sports, and everyday activities.

· Thursday, Jan. 9 at Hillside Medical, Gilford-Rehab Lot

For more information or to register, call 527-7120; class may be cancelled due to weather or low enrollment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:34

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The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation of "The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery", on Wednesday September 25 at 7 p.m.

Carl Lindblade said the act was passed by Congress and, for the first time authorized the use of federal money to purchase private land for national forests. The White Mountain National Forest was the result. Congressman Weeks was a NH native and conservative Republican from back bay Boston. The story continues as he fought for the bill against Democratic Speaker Cannon who famously said "Not one damn cent for Scenery."

Lindblade began his hotel career at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch and for the past 40+ years has operated 3 and 4 diamond hotels and resorts. In addition to years of hands on experience he brings a commitment to community and industry service. Among his assignments he was a delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Travel and Tourism, Interim Director of the NH office of Travel and Tourism Development, Innkeeper of the Year, Travel Person of the Year, Past President of the NH Lodging and Restaurant Association and American Hotel and Lodging Association Volunteer of the Year.

He is currently a lecturer in the hospitality management department at the University of New Hampshire where he enjoys teaching as it affords him the opportunity to share experiences with students. In 2009, as a volunteer , Carl coached the Conway New Hampshire Kennett High School's Lodging Class to a national championship in a competition sponsored by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

This lecture is free for current LWHS Museum members and $5 per person for non members. Refreshments will be served.  RSVP to 366-5950 for this event.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:22

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The Golden Age of Aviation, Flying the Rich and Famous and Flight of Remembrance at the Belknap Mill

LACONIA — Aviation comes to the Belknap Mill all month long in September. The gallery is full of fascinating objects, signs and memorabilia for the exhibit Laconia Airport's Rich History and Bright Future, coordinated by the Laconia Airport Authority.

Tonight Jane Rice, the local author of the popular book Bob Fogg and NH's Golden Age of Aviation, will speak at 6:30 p.m. about Fogg, the pilot who brought flight to the Lakes Region in the early part of the 20th century.

Rice's book traces pilot Fogg's place in the introduction of airplanes in the Lakes Region in those early days. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Jeffrey Newcomb, a Wolfeboro native and highly experienced airplane captain, will speak before Rice. Newcomb will reminisce about Flying the Rich and Famous. He is a former regional airline captain now flying the Cessna Citation X (the fastest non-military jet in the world). He will share the story of his journey from growing up in rural Tuftonboro, to his present-day job flying the rich and famous on private jets.

On the following evening, Wed., September 25, author Marina Kirsch will discuss her book, Flight of Remembrance, a World War II Memorial of Love and Survival, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Marina will offer a window into the experiences of two people – her parents – during the war years. As World War II recedes into distant memory, great attention is being rightfully focused on the remaining Allied veterans. But what of those who served on the other side?

For Rolf, the author's father and the main protagonist of Flight of Remembrance, a young, Latvian aeronautical engineering student of Baltic German descent, who was forced under the threat of execution to flee his homeland in 1939 before the first Soviet takeover, the only nation that would accept him was Nazi Germany. In 1940 Berlin, he meets a young German woman, Lilo, and a love story begins that will endure more than 70 years and span two continents. Rolf's worst fear comes to pass when he is drafted into the Luftwaffe in 1941. Despite the immeasurable evil, suffering and desolation of World War II, a synchronistic chain of events enables Rolf and Lilo to see their most cherished dreams materialize out of postwar catastrophe and ruin. For Rolf, that includes a career in aerospace engineering with the Chrysler Missile and Space Division during the "Age of Big Rockets" in the 1950s and 60s.The author will discuss the book's subject matter, protagonists, inspiration, and special research accompanied by World War II era photographs.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:14

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