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Volunteers Needed to Help Restore New Hampton Town House Stage Curtain

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Historical Society and the Town of New Hampton are loking for volunteers to help restore the former stage curtain which once graced the New Hampton Town Housel.

A hundred years ago, grand drapes and painted backdrops were the primary artistic feature of the cultural life of almost every village and town in Northern New England and were found in town and grange halls, theaters and opera houses. When painted curtains went out of use, they were often rolled up and stored in an attic or the space under the stage. After sixty or more years in that state, these historic and locally significant curtains are dirty, cracked, stained, and torn, but they can be cleaned and repaired.

Vermont-based "Curtains Without Borders" and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance are helping custodians and historical societies, such as New Hampton, restore and preserve these pieces of popular art, which were once familiar to everyone in town.

The work on the curtains will be done "on site" in the New Hampton Town House. Volunteers are needed for the unique cleaning process and to provide food and beverages for the workers. The public is welcome to observe the restoration.

Call Carole Curry 744-9798 or the Town Office at 744-3559 if you are interested. Supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:03

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Master Gardeners Plan Plant Sale on May 31

TILTON — The annual Belknap County Master Gardeners' Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 9 until 11 a.m. at 452 School Street in Tilton.

All potted perennials, herbs, and grasses will be $5 each, with a maximum of ten plants per customer. Each plant will have a label with information about flower color and light needs. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions buyers may have.

From downtown Tilton, follow School Street for about two miles; the sale will be on your left. Look for the bright yellow sign.

The proceeds from the sale will be used to fund Master Gardener projects throughout Belknap County. The Master Gardener program is part of the UNH Cooperative Extension which has provided training to over 500 Master Gardeners who, in turn, have donated thousands of hours to communities in their counties. For more information, call 527-5475 or contact the Belknap County Cooperative Extension at 635 Main Street Third Floor, Suite One in Laconia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:58

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UNH Cooperative Extension to Hold Pasture Workshop in Gilford

GILFORD — UNH Extension Field Specialists that have an expertise in managing pastures for both small and large livestock will be on hand for a Pasture Walk and Discussion at Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford on Tuesday, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. This event will be a hands-on discussion about pasture management including managing weeds and soil fertility, and animal health. Speakers include Farm Manager Jeff Keyser and Extension Field Specialists Carl Majewski, Dorothy Perkins, and Daimon Meeh.

Pre-registration for this event is not required, but appreciated. This event will be held rain or shine. To register or if special accommodations are needed, call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at (603) 527-5475 or email Belknap County Extension Field Specialist Kelly McAdam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:49

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Roast Beef Dinner at Trinity Episopal Church

MEREDITH — Trinity Episcopal Churchwill serve a roast beef dinner with all the fixings and homemade desserts on Saturday June 7,  with continuous seating from 5 to 7 p.m.

10% of the proceeds go to support the work of Lakes Region Visiting Nurses. Tickets are $10 per person and $25 per family before June 1 and $12 and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling Trinity at 279-6689.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:42

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