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081713 Quilt Visions Exhibit Comes to Belknap Mill (289 w/2 col sueharris)

LACONIA — Imagine using fabric to create quilts that are true works of art. Such is the creative life of Sue Harris of Gilford. Her unique and creative quilts depict such subject matter as giant dolphins, mesmerizing patterns and colorful shapes and women dressed in eye-catching garments.

Harris has a talent for turning fabric into wall sized quilts and smaller fabric pieces, all in beautiful colors from deep reds to throbbing yellows to cooling blues and other hues. Not only do the colors in her quilts catch the viewer's eye, the patterns are also original works of art that feature all sorts of subjects, from people to fish to animals.

In a unique exhibit on the first-floor gallery of the Belknap Mill, located at 25 Beacon St. East in Laconia, Harris will offer Quilt Visions. The exhibit runs from August 13 to September 2 and will showcase about 30 quilts for the public's enjoyment.

Harris ran a small quilting shop in the Lakes Region in the past, but moved to Alaska after some life changes; she has returned to the area where she now resides in Gilford and continues to create large and smaller quilts. Her studio is a place where fabrics take on new life in quilted scenes. "I hope to teach all aspects of quilting again and I am looking forward to sharing my quilted pieces in this exhibit," Sue explains.

During the show, Sue will be in the gallery for quilting demonstrations on August 20 and 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

An opening reception will be held Friday, August 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. with light refreshments.

Quilt Visions is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; other hours are by chance or appointment.



Quilt by Sue Harris. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:23

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082313CivilAirDanCaron: 2X Dan Caron

LACONIA — Dan Caron has been named the 2013 Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. 

Caron, a technology and engineering teacher at Bedford High School, is also a member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).  Additionally, he serves as the director of WinnAero’s Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy at Laconia Municipal Airport located in Gilford. WinnAero is a youth-based aviation organization that promotes science, technology, engineering and math through the use of aviation.

The CAP’s Teacher of the Year Award is a national-level award that recognizes a teacher member for outstanding accomplishments in aerospace education and for possessing the attributes expected from our country’s teachers. Caron was nominated by Col. Bill Moran, who is commander of the Hawk Squadron of the CAP, which is based at Laconia Airport. Commenting on choosing to nominate Caron for the award, Moran said, “Dan is energetic and dedicated to youth development especially in aerospace. He’s trustworthy, well organized, and is a wealth of information.  He constantly provides interactive processes for learning and knows how to teach and hold the students’ attention.”

Surprisingly, Caron didn’t have a goal of becoming a teacher when he graduated from high school. Caron enrolled at Keene State University and became fascinated with technology and engineering when he saw his roommate returning with interesting projects he had constructed for his technology and shop classes. Soon afterward Caron decided to become a teacher and focused on the subjects that interested him: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

The unpretentious school teacher says he is tremendously honored by being named as the CAP’s Teacher of the Year.  His face lights up when he talks about being a teacher.  “I love teaching.  It’s never the same; there’s always something different I can work on,” he said.

Susan Mallet, CAP youth development program coordinator on the national level, described Caron as “the epitome of ‘teacher’ — passionately and professionally facilitating, partnering, and empowering youth for a future that will bring pride to themselves and benefit the nation.”  

CAPTION — Teacher Dan Caron works with Laconia Airport’s ACE Academy students as they learn about aviation and technology.  Caron was recently named Civil Air Patrol Teacher of the Year.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:19

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082213MoultonFarm5k 3 col. photo, caption only winner circle

On July 21, 60 runners participated in the Moulton Farm 5K, sponsored by Holland Hill Studio, Moulton Farm and Cider Belly Donuts. Funds from this year's race benefited the Lakes Region Food Pantry. This is the third annual charity race at a local farm sponsored by Holland Hill Studio.  Pictured are t: female winner, Aleaha Gray (time 20:51), Pasha Marlowe (Holland Hill race director) and male winner, Cam Daly (time 18:34). (Photo courtesy of John Marlowe)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:13

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082313WildMeadowsAuction (157)

BRIDGEWATER —  Opponents to Windfarms near Newfound Lake and Cardigan Mountain are holding a silent auction fundraising event on Saturday, August 24 at 6 p.m. at the Inn on Newfound Lake.

The proposal for windfarms on mountain ridges near Newfound Lake and Cardigan Mountain are being opposed, as many feel that they will ruin the natural beauty of the area. The Wild Meadows Legal Fund was founded in December, 2012 and now includes associations and individuals from around the area. Proceeds from the silent auction will go towards successfully advancing a legal opposition to the proposed Wild Meadows wind farm facility if and when its developer, Iberdrola Renewables submits a site permit application to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.

In addition to a silent auction, members of the Wild Meadow Legal Fund committee will share their strategy for winning the legal battle.

Tickets and space are limited. For more information or to purchase tickets email Fred Kohout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:10

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