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White Dragon Martial Arts "Kick For Cancer" thanks Globe Manufacturing for 25 years of Support

GILMANTON — Since White Dragon Martial Arts held its first Kick for Cancer Martial Arts tournament  back in 1989, Globe Manufacturing Company has been the sole corporate sponsor for the event, which has raised abut $150,000 for local hospice efforts.

Since the start of the tournament, when our school was located in Pittsfield, our tournament has grown to become the largest and oldest charity martial arts tournament in the state. Throughout the years, this has become an international event, drawing martial artists and competitors from Florida, Michigan, Canada, New York, and all of the New England states.

Martial arts teacher, Georganne Verigan, who later became the Grandmaster or head of our martial arts system, wanted to do something to honor friends and family that she had lost to cancer and started the tournament. When our school, White Dragon Martial Arts, moved from Pittsfield to Gilmanton, it continued the tradition of hosting the annual Kick for Cancer Charity Martial Arts Tournament.

This year because of the generosity of our sponsors and participants, the  total donation to local hospice programs was over $16,000.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 10:04

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Local Students will be honored in Carnegie Hall Ceremony

LAKES REGION — Four students from the Lakes Region who were Scholastic Art & Writing Awards' national winners will be honored honored during a special awards ceremony live-webcasted from the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New Yok City on June 6.

National winners from the area included:

Gavin Achorn – grade 8, Winnisquam Regional Middle School – Jessica Cobbett, art educator. Mixed Media – Beware of Your Fears – Silver Medal Award.

Emily Chase – grade 10, Prospect Mountain High School – Jesse Robidas, art educator - Painting – Winters Night – Silver Medal Award.

Maria Draper – grade 10, The New Hampton School – Amy Wilson, art educator. Photography – Rising Sail - Silver Medal Award.

Anneke Huynen – grade 11, Plymouth Regional High School – Lynn Sanborn, art educator - Photography – Shattered – Silver Medal Award.

The first level of recognition for these students' outstanding work took place through The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire- administered by the New Hampshire Art Educators' Association, one of 115 affiliate organizations nationwide that, in partnership with the Alliance, conduct The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the state of NH. Regionally, five panels of judges awarded 234 Gold Key awards, 270 Silver Key awards and 306 Honorable Mentions. An exhibit of 700+ pieces of award winning art by NH students was displayed in the lobby of Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH in January 21- and February 1. On February 1 NH student artists were recognized during ceremonies in the Stockbridge Theatre.

Local sponsors that support The Scholastic Art Awards of NH - Administered by the Art Educators' Association are the host site of Pinkerton Academy, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Brown-Monson Foundation, and the New Hampshire Art Educators' Association, Coca-Cola of Northern New England, Maine College of Art, and John and Sheila Hoglund.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 09:57

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Bear Camp Valley Garden Club Annual Meeting is June 9

TUFTONBORO — The Bear Camp Valley Garden Club will host its 2014 Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Bald Peak Colony Club on Monday, June 9. Social gathering begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the review of the club's Annual Report, the election of officers, and a spring-inspired luncheon.

Luncheon cost is $25 per person, and annual dues are an additional $20. Reservations may be made online at www.bearcampvalleygardenclub.org.

Organized in 1938, the Bear Camp Valley Garden Club has members from towns throughout the Lakes Region. The nonprofit organization supports community beautification and the wise use of natural resources, and awards scholarships to UNH students studying horticulture and conservation. Membership is open to all women and men interested in gardening. For more information about the club, programs and events, please visit www.bearcampvalleygardenclub.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 12:51

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Cooking with T.K. – Discover the Flavors, History and Preparation of Biscotti

SANBORNTON — Delectable aromas will fill Sanbornton Public Library on Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. when Sanbornton resident T.K. Whalen will host a cooking show-style program for a night of fun and food.

She will reveal the secrets of making biscotti in this free demonstration and share insights as to its history.

The library is located at 27 Meetinghouse Hill Road in Sanbornton Square, just off Route 132. For further information about this program and other events, call 286-8288 or visit the library's Facebook page or website, splnh.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:54

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