WATERVILLE VALLEY — Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children's book series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today the legacy of their pursuits lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families.
The Curious George Cottage Artist in Residence is open to professional and emerging artists in all media – visual and performing arts, craftspeople, authors, poets, composers, eco artists and media artists. The Residency provides an opportunity to pursue and share art and the artistic process in the inspirational setting of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
For more information on the Curious George Artist in Residence and the opportunity to apply, please visit the Rey Center's website at www.thereycenter.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:57
LACONIA — Café Deja vu Pub Mania Team presents the Legends of the Lakes Region 1st Annual Music Jam on Saturday, April 26 starting at 8 p.m. at the VFW in Laconia.
Tickets are $15 per person and are available in advance at Café Deja vu, Studio 23, Dr. Buckle & Mr. Hyde, Greenlaws Music and Patrick's Pub & Eatery. Tickets purchased ahead of time receive a 10% discount on Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27 at Café Deja vu, and on Thursday, April 26th at Patrick's Pub & Eatery
Event features various door prizes, raffles and a 50/50. Proceeds benefit 98.3LNH Children's Auction. For more information call 998-1418.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:53
GILFORD — Gilford's Weldon Bosworth announces the launch of a new website, BelknapRangeTrails.org.
This new website is intended to make easily accessible trail maps, trail descriptions and a variety of information on features in the Belknap Mountain Range in the Lakes Region of NH. The site has separate web pages with downloadable maps for most of the mountains in the Belknap Range. There also are downloadable trail descriptions for most of the blazed hiking trails in the range.
Many of these trail descriptions are from the AMC New Hampshire Trail Guide. Others have been written by BRATTS trail adopters. The Belknap Range trail map, newly updated this month, was developed by Weldon with the assistance of many who helped with the GPS and verification effort. These people included Steve Zimmer, Rick Andrews, Hal & Peggy Graham, Don Watson, Ron Klemarczyk, Bob Knoll, Dan Tinkham, Mike Ware, Nanci Mitchell, Everett Ricker, Alan Sherwood, Don Hughes and Steve Schor. The new map is downloadable from the new website and has been made available to most of the Lakes Region's libraries including Gilford, Laconia, Gilmanton, Alton, Tuftonboro, Barnstead and Sanbornton who may charge a nominal fee for their reproduction.
The content on the new BelknapRangeTrails.org website benefits significantly from the collaboration of both Dave Roberts and Hal Graham. Dave Roberts developed the first comprehensive hiking map of the Belknap Range, pioneered and blazed many new trails in the range, and perhaps more importantly, brought to the public descriptions of the many fascinating scenic, natural, recreational and historical resources of the Belknap Mountain Range. His original map, also available at local libraries, is a "gold mine" of information on the Belknaps and any visitor to the Belknap Range would benefit by becoming familiar with it. You will find several of his photos and descriptions on the new website.
Hal Graham, the President of BRATTS (Belknap Range Trail Tenders), has assisted in making the maps and trail descriptions on this site as accurate as possible. More significantly he has contributed thousands of hours of his time maintaining the hiking trails in the Belknaps, both by his own efforts and in leading a group of enthusiastic volunteer "Trail Tenders". Those who use these trails owe Hal and the BRATTS a hearty "thank you."
It is Weldon's hope that this new website will be a dynamic one which is updated often by hikers and backcountry visitors with new information on trails and features in the Belknap Range, including photographs of its scenic beauty.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:46
This April marks the 450th Birthday of William Shakespeare and the Sandwich Shakespeare company, Advice To The Players, wants you to join them for an Elizabethan feast accompanied by an evening of lively entertainment. "Shakespeare lovers around the world celebrate his birthday", says ATTP Executive Director Rebecca Boyden "and when approached last year, Don Brown of the Corner House Inn jumped at the idea." The Bard's Birthday, which is a fundraiser for the Shakespeare troupe, will take place on Wednesday, April 23 at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich.
The Elizabethan feast is being prepared by the Corner House, from ideas suggested by British storyteller Marion Posner. When reached at her home in Tamworth, Marion had this to say about the menu she has devised: "Ah, but Shakespeare's supper will be exceeding excellent, with Mistress Quickly's very fine soup, and the doughty Sir John Falstaff's delectable chicken subtled with spices brought from afar by our brave Elizabethan sailors. The dastardly delicious dessert, ladies and gentlemen, is of surpassing indulgence."
To accompany the feast there will be music, dramatic readings and a presentation by the ATTP Youth Players. "Youth programing is central to our mission" comments Andrew Codispoti, who directed Richard III and also serves on ATTP's Board. "These students have all been in our professional productions and we are thrilled to have them as part of our celebration." Josh Nungesser, who was a founding member of Sandwich's student Shakespeare company, Queen Mab Productions, has taken charge of directing scenes for this benefit. Besides Nungesser and Rowan Heard of Sandwich, the students include Marianna Paladino of Tuftonboro and Sandy Trask of Tamworth. They will perform a scene from the company's recent production of Richard III and the gravedigger's scene from Hamlet.
ATTP Board member Frank Paine has organized a line-up of music that will please your ear as much as the meal does your palate. The Mountain Lake Chorale will perform settings of Shakespearean songs by Emma Lou Diemer, as well as P.D.Q. Bach's madrigal parody, 'My Bonny Lass She Smelleth'. The Chorale, which is generously donating its time for this event, is a vocal chamber ensemble based in Carroll County, and is led and accompanied by Leslie McDonnell, who is also the Artistic Director of the Pemigewasset Choral Society and a singer with the New Hampshire Master Chorale. Additional music will be provided by Sandwich residents Carolyn and Chris Boldt, members of the ATTP company who are longtime community singers. Carolyn and Chris will also perform a scene from ATTP's upcoming summer show, The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:40
- Flashlight egg hunt taking place Fri.
- Breakfast with Easter Bunny set for Saturday at Gilford church hall
- Sant Bani School Presents Comedy The Bug
- Belmont Recreation Trail Meeting on April 24
- Gilmanton Corner Library Celebrating National Library Week
- Reception for ‘Mememto Mori’ at Belknap Mill is Friday