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Redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander Model Night at Irwin Automotive

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive of 59 Bisson Avenue is scheduled to showcase the brand new, completely redesigned Toyota Highlander on Wednesday February 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.

The new Highlander gets up to 25 MPG, features a new sleek, yet stylish design and starts under $30,0000. Product specialists will be at the event to answer any questions and explain the new features of the vehicle.

RSVP to this special event by emailing Erik Faro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 603-581-2970.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 09:53

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Plymouth High School Art Exhibit opens Feb. 16

PLYMOUTH — The 34th annual High School Juried Art Show sponsored by Friends of the Arts is being held to celebrate the talents of our high school students and our high school art programs. A reception for the students will be held on Sunday, February 16 from 3:30-6 p.m. which includes a tour of the Karl Drerup Gallery. Tom Driscoll, Professor of Art and Coordinator of Painting, from the PSU Art Department will be the guest speaker.

The High School Juried Art Show exhibit is part of a long-term collaboration between Friends of the Arts and Plymouth State University. This year 13 High Schools from throughout New Hampshire participated. Jurors Tom Driscoll, Tamara Mann, and Marcia Santore selected 76 pieces to display at this year's show at the Silver Center.

The exhibit is open to the public through February 22 at Silver Center for the Arts on the Campus of PSU. Admission is free.


Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 09:50

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Abenaki Progressive Dinner held Feb 22

WOLFEBORO —The Annual Progressive XC Ski Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 22 on the Abenaki XC Ski Loop Trail at Abenaki Ski Area at 6:30 p.m.

Participants will strap on skis, snowshoes or good winter boots and progress out on to the candle-lit 4 Kilometer XC Ski Loop starting at Abenaki Ski Area. Skiers and hikers will stop at bonfires along the 4K trail and be treated to a multi-course Italian dinner served at various stations along the way. Appetizers and a small warming fire will greet participants at the first table, followed by an Italian main course at the second station a kilometer or two down the trail, followed by the dessert station in Pikes Pasture, complete with s'mores, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, cocoa, coffee and more.

Local restaurants, café's, caterers and chefs contribute their expertise to provide a the meal served under the stars. Participating restaurants in the past have included Garwood's, Wolfeboro Inn, Downtown Market Café, Welcome Home Personal Chef Service, The Wolfetrap, Harvest Market and Hunter's Shop and Save. The event is sponsored by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation and Wolfeboro Lions Club all to raise funds for the Friends of Abenaki.

A headlamp, warm layers, and appropriate winter gear are encouraged. The event is limited to 125 participants. All skiers/hikers must have a ticket that is available to purchase for $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at the Abenaki website: wolfeboronh.us/Abenaki or by stopping by our office at the Pop Whalen Arena. More information call 569-5639.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 09:38

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Art Place Hosting Peter Ferber Gallery Show

WOLFEBORO — The Art Place in downtown Wolfeboro will hold its semi-annual Peter Ferber Gallery Show featuring local well-known artist Peter Ferber's collection of new original paintings on Saturday, February 15,. The unveiling and artist's reception will commence at 9:30 a.m., and all are welcome to attend and meet the artist.

Ferber says "This show presents a variety of contrasts, not only among the various pieces, but also within individual paintings. The piece featured on the postcard for the show depicts a collection of old leather ice skates I found hanging in the cupola of a cottage on Meredith Neck, while the view out the windows is of a warm summer day. Upon entering an old lake's-edge camp, next to the old wood stove and granite chimney there stood an elegant Steinway grand piano. The delight of that unlikely discovery, combined with the sunlight across its ebony finish gives me the fuel I always hope for in a painting."

The owner of The Art Place, Barbara Gibbs, talks about her relationship with Peter. "I first met Peter Ferber in the early 1990's after he had moved to this area full time. I could tell that he was a gentle soul and a gentleman from our first meeting. Little did I know, however, that we would develop a wonderful personal and working relationship that has enriched my life and added a special dimension to my gallery. If you are one of the fortunate people who know Peter, then you know his kind nature and exceptional spirit. You also know that he has a love for nature, nostalgia, and the environment. His paintings seem to represent a nod to the past and a respect for the future."

Since 1994 Peter Ferber has painted the official posters for the New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society's annual show, which also come as highly collectable artist proofs. Peter has exhibited in over 50 shows in New England and the Midwest. More than 100 reproductions of his work have been made, including over 70 limited edition prints. At The Art Place alone, he has had shows for the past 15 years. As his popularity grew, the shows were increased to be in August as well as February of each year.

His illustrations have appeared in national magazines, including Yankee, Antiques, and Connoisseur; and a number of books including: a retrospective of the poetry and prose of Doris Peel, entitled Journey To A New Day, and a children's book written by his wife, Jeannie Ferber, entitled The Tails of Quince and Flute in Semer Wood.

The artwork will continue to be displayed through March 1 or as long as available. The Art Place is the exclusive gallery for Peter Ferber's original artwork, and produces many of his limited edition prints. The Art Place is located at 9 North Main Street, downtown Wolfeboro. Visit on the web at www.theartplace.biz and facebook at www.facebook.com/theartplacewolfeboro. For hours or more information, call 603 569-6159 or toll free 866 569-6159.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:57

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