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Busiel Mill exhibiting photography of Mary Villaume

LACONIA — The photography of Mary Villaume is featured for the month of January at the Busiel Community Room and Gallery at One Mill Plaza in downtown Laconia.

Villaume's portfolio contains both film and digital in black and white and color. She has been capturing images for many years in many venues. Mary's father gave her a Kodak Brownie when she was ten years old and her first SLR shortly thereafter while she lived in West Africa.

A self trained artist, she was encouraged by friends to develop her private collection of photos and to sell her work. She first began producing cards then went on to mat her prints. Later she began to frame her work and has been featured in a number of area businesses. In 2009 she was published in the Lakes Region coffee table book THE LAKES REGION, FOUR SEASONS COUNTLESS MEMORIES.

She hopes that her presentations can be of encouragement to others who might be timid about expanding their talents. She feels that personal and artistic development come with each opportunity to show her work.

She would tell you that her strengths are her "eye" to see what many people do not and her ability to compose or "frame" a shot. "I consider myself rather eclectic in approach. I am drawn to landscape as well as portrait (preferring candid). I love both vibrant colors and the crispness and detail of black and white. I see uniqueness in my front yard and search for it in the world afar. I am a creature that loves the permanence of my home yet I feel starved without adventure beyond those same boundaries. I love to look at life through the eye of the lens with the twists and turns it can provide the viewer."

A resident of Gilford since 1980, she loves New Hampshire and the rural way of life in the Lakes Region. She lives to travel anywhere she can and does so as often as opportunity arises.

The Busiel Community Room and Gallery is located in the Busiel Mill known as One Mill Plaza. Anyone having any questions or wishing to display should contact Joe Adrignola at 496-3839 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:29

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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center director to present program at Taylor Community Jan. 17

LACONIA – Ian MacLeod, executive director of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will present an illustrated program about the work the center does and what's new for 2014. The program will be held on Friday, January 17 at 11 a.m. at the Taylor Community's Woodside Building.

MacLeod will bring a live osprey and discuss Project OspreyTrack, an international project started by the center in 2011. Each year, nearly 50,000 visitors walk the center's exhibit trail in Holderness to see live animal exhibits and learn about New Hampshire's ecology. Another 13,000 students participate in school programs; 10,000 passengers enjoy a spectacular tour of Squam Lake and thousands more attend adult and family programs and special events.

In 2012, the center launched the Nature Matters capital campaign with a goal of raising $3.5 million for exciting new exhibits and enhancements that will be completed by 2016 – the Science Center's 50th anniversary.

To ensure seating RSVP for the event by calling 524-5600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:24

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Exec. Council candidate Boothby visiting Center Harbor, Laconia this week

CENTER HARBOR — Executive Council candidate Christopher Boothby, small business owner and former Belknap County Commissioner, announced two meet-and-greet events for the Lakes Region. The first event will be held today, January 7 at 5 p.m. at the Mug by the Bay Restaurant. The second event will be held on Wednesday, January 8 at My Coffeehouse in Laconia.

Boothby is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, small-business owner, and a community activist. He and his wife, Maren, are owners of Boothby Therapy Services. In 1998, Boothby was elected Belknap County Commissioner, a position he held until 2010.

"We have been across the state, going to events and meeting with business, community, and political leaders across the state," Boothby said, "We have also had meet-and-greets, which have been well-attended. From now until Jan. 21, we will have more than 10 of these events throughout the district."

The Center Harbor event will be hosted by hosted by Amy Elfline and Paul Ursillo. The Laconia event will be hosted by Steve Nedeau.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Contact Page at www.christopherboothby.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:13

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Speare welcomes hospital’s first baby of 2014

PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014, Oscar Bryan, on Friday, January 3 at 3:01 p.m.

Delivered by Dr. Joseph Ebner and entering the world at 9 pounds., 8 ounces., and 21.5 inches long, Oscar was welcomed by his parents Maren and Derek Bryan of Plymouth, and four older brothers: Milo, age 9; Jonas, age 7; Ollie, age 5; and Dutch, age 2. The family recently relocated to Plymouth from Utah as Derek is working toward his master's degree in Adventure Education at Plymouth State University.

"We have felt very well taken care of," notes Maren of her Speare experience. As the family prepared to take Oscar home, his big brothers were bursting with excitement. Maren said, "They were so excited it was a boy."

Speare Memorial Hospital —a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire—is nationally ranked as a HealthStrongTM: Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:04

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