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Rey Gallery Exhibit Features Private Collection

WATERVILLE VALLEY _  The Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery opened an exciting new art exhibit on Saturday March 22. The exhibit, entitled "Private Collection" is a compilation of works from the private collection of Waterville Valley resident, Chris Larsen and the late Donald Jasinski. "Private Collection" is made up of original works and signed limited edition prints from Cape Cod Artists of the 50's and 60's, such as Bill Barrell, Jack Larned, Irene Baker, Bob Beauchamp, as well as pieces famous artists like David Hockney, Claude Gaveau, Theo Tobiasse, Frank Rampolla and more.

Each piece has its own unique and interesting history and select pieces are for sale. Many of the pieces came from the Donald's East End Gallery in Provincetown, MA, between 1959 and 1967. Included in the show are still photos of many of the artists, including Jasinski, taken during the filming of "The Banquet". "Private Collection" runs from Saturday March 22,  through September 20, and pieces will be rotating in and out of the exhibit throughout the summer.

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check the Rey Center website for details at thereycenter.org. A percentage of all artwork sold supports the Rey Center art and science education programs.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 07:48

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Canterbury Shaker Village to Offer Two Entrepreneur Workshops

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will be hosting two entrepreneurship workshops this spring. "Are You Ready to Start a Business?" will be held on Friday, April 16, from 6-8:p.m. and "The Small Business Marketing Cycle: Your roadmap to success," on Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m.

The workshops will be instructed by Joanne Randall of Leap Year Marketing and will be held at Canterbury Shaker Village. Cost to attend each workshop is $40 for Village members and $44 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

"Are You Ready to Start a Business ?" will focus on what a small business owner must think about before launching a business. For example, what is your product or service and how does it stack up to others? Who benefits from your product? Is it a fad or a fashion? What is the perceived value of your product or service? The seminar will leave you with some of the key elements you will need to put together a business plan.

"The Small Business Marketing Cycle: Your roadmap to success," is designed as a more intermediate seminar, the information here is geared toward those who already have a business and are looking for the next steps in growing that business. This seminar, will explore some of the facets of a Marketing Cycle, including narrowing down your customer; defining your product, packaging, pricing and promotion. Social media and email marketing will be also featured.

Joanne Randall is the Owner and CEO of Leap Year Marketing and the Host of The NH Women In Business Radio show. She has spent the last 25 years working in management and business. Her background includes management, sales, marketing, retail, human resources, and small business social media development. Randall has been asked to speak to various groups, including Market Place Connections; has participated in various panel discussions for Women Inspiring Women and the Division of Resources and Economic Development; has been a guest on radio and television throughout New Hampshire; and has had numerous articles written about her and her radio show.

Joanne runs a highly successful networking group for the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce in Epsom, whose model has been used to launch other networking groups. She is also an active member in the Barrington Chamber of Commerce. She has developed workshops for business owners and trains people one-on-one. Joanne is a graduate from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

To register, visit www.shakers.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 07:40

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Meredith Library Genealogy Club to hear Jim Gaudet

MEREDITH — Join the Meredith Library Genealogy Club, 91 Main Street, on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. for a presentation by Jim Gaudet of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society.

Gaudet will be here to discuss the society, what resources are available there and to give some advice to those researching their Canadian ancestors. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Meredith Library Genealogy Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:09

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NH Humane Society Now Opening at Noon on Weekdays

LACONIA — New Hampshire Humane Society will alter their hours of operation beginning on April 1 to accommodate the adopting public. The animal shelter, long a fixture in Laconia, located on Meredith Center Road, will stay open later on regular business day through the week beginning in April, making it a little easier for those wishing to adopt a pet, or those finalizing their adoption of a new four legged family member.

Newly appointed Managing Director, and shelter spokesperson, Marylee Gorham said, "we realized closing promptly at 5 p.m hasn't made the adoption process as user friendly as it should be. Many hard-working folks simply couldn't get to the shelter before closing through the week, and would be rushed on Saturdays. We identified a need for change, to make things better for the animals, and the people that want them".

New opening hours will be noon to 6 p.m Tuesday-Thursday-Friday. No change to Saturday hours 10 a.m to 4 p.m. A new noon opening time will allow for more efficient cleaning of the facility, and daily care of the animals, historically a herculean task to accomplish before their former 10.a.m opening time. Now, staff and volunteers, who still report for duty at 8 a.m but have a longer period for cleaning, training, and animal care before opening to the public at noon. Extending the day by one hour in the evening, until 6 p.m., will allow for a more streamlined adoption process, rather than the race against the clock many have experienced.

Gorham noted that only 20% of prospective adopters consider a shelter animal as their first choice when looking for a new family pet. NH Humane Society felt a need to respond to the needs and wants of the community and those with love in their hearts wishing to adopt an otherwise homeless dog, cat, puppy or kitten. As a stand alone animal welfare agency, NH Humane Society relies on donations and public support from those that are aligned with their mission, finding forever homes. NHHS is a registered 501-3 c charity pledged to care for the lost, abused, abandoned and unwanted creatures in the region, until adoption day.

For information about the many shelter programs, and animals available for adoption call 524-3252 or check www.nhhumane.org

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:46

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