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Bed & breakfast in Sanbornton offers a little R & R to military couples

SANBORNTON — The Lake House at Ferry Point Bed and Breakfast is once again marking Veteran's Day by offering active and retired military couples a complementary night at the Inn.

"Last year we opened the entire Inn to veterans to enjoy the night on us, and it was so popular that we could have filled the Inn ten times over" said John Becker, Owner/Innkeeper of the Lake House. John and Cindy Becker, who purchased the Inn on November 1, 2011, are joining nearly 250 innkeepers across the United States, and hundreds of Canadian innkeepers to honor veterans on November 11th in the Annual B&B for Vets celebration.

Active and retired military couples will be treated to a complimentary overnight stay on Veteran's Day followed by the Lake House's renown full, multi course breakfast. This year, the Lake House is teaming up with Cindy O'Leary at Experience Squam, www.experiencesquam.com to offer complementary "On Golden Pond" boat tours of Squam Lake for the Veterans staying at the Lake House. During the tour, guests will be treated to stops at all of the movie locations, including the Cottage, the secret fishing holes, and "Purgatory Cove," all made famous in the movie.

"We are excited to join with the Lake House to make B&B for Vets even more special,." Said O'Leary." "It is our way of giving back, and saying 'thank you' for your service to our Country."

John and Cindy both have a strong family history of military service. "My father and John's served in the Army during Korea, and both of my Uncles served, one in the Army, the other in the Marines, and John Served in the Navy," said Cindy. We honor the service of our military men and women, both retired and active, and are glad to be able to do our small part in recognizing their sacrifices."

Active military and veterans interested in reserving a room for the B&Bs for Vets promotion are asked to contact the Lake House at Ferry Point directly at www.lakehouseatferrypoint.com. To see a complete list of participating inns and B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, visit www.bnbsforvets.org or www.bbcanada.com/bbforvets.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 09:27

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"The Free-Time Project" on view at The Studio through end of the Year

LACONIA — Artist Kate Lemay is busy. She has two young children, a full-time job and 24-7 responsibilities. One doesn't expect that "free time" enters much into her life.

Yet in 2012, she set a goal to create 4,000 small paintings, intimate, abstract pieces that reflect the colors of the spectrum and the seven chakras of traditional Hindu spiritual practice. Through the end of the year, 147 of these small works will be on view at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia

Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, feels this is a fitting exhibit to close the gallery's year. "The pieces are both lovely and deep. Individually they are microcosms of vibrant color. Taken together, they create a larger body that is visually stunning, spiritually moving and intellectually challenging."

As people reflect on the year past and the coming new year, Lemay's work can spark introspection on perception and vision. Lemay herself is thrilled to have a local venue for this portion of the work. "About 70 pieces were shown last year in Los Angeles. In February I'm hoping to show 294 pieces at Kripalu in Massachusetts, My goal is to exhibit all 3,780 pieces internationally. But I'm so glad to have an exhibit in my hometown!"

"The Free-Time Project" is on view at The Studio through the end of December. A reception for the artist with a gallery talk will be held Sunday, November 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The Studio is open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, or at other times by chance or appointment. Expanded holiday hours will begin on November 29. Call 603-455-8008 for details or more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 09:11

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Castle Wedding Affair Brings Parisian Atmopshere to Annual Bridal Show

MOULTONBOROUGH — Those in the midst of planning a wedding have a fun way to see the newest styles and décor from NH wedding vendors at the Saturday,  Nov. 9 Castle Wedding Affair bridal show. The show takes place at the Carriage House on the Castle in the Clouds property.

Says Kathi Hopper, editor of Lakes Region Bride magazine (the company that presents the show each year), "We are extremely fortunate to work with the Castle wedding coordinator staff on this year's bridal show. In particular, Rodyan Quinonez, the lead coordinator for the Castle, has been the creative force behind the event. She has brought expertise in décor and staging to the show and come up with a Parisian wedding carnival theme. The show, in a word, will be gorgeous!"
Support for the show is from WLNH 98.3, Castle in the Clouds, Taylor Rental of Laconia and Crown Entertainment DJ and Events.
Brides-to-be and their guests will be treated to valet parking by Atlantic Parking; a chance to see the historic Millie B boat (which is used for lake wedding transportation), the charming Molly the Trolley and a limo from Grace Limousine.
"And that's just outdoors." continues Hopper. "In the Carriage House, we will offer so much to please brides. There will be jazz music by Lee Anne Ames duo, a Cake Walk with wedding cake vendors offering delicious and tempting cake samples, makeup consults and instant updos by Galleria Salon and Day Spa; Castle cocktails (think cotton candy cocktails!); fashions galore; a lounge area with music by George on Guitar; a unique photo booth fun area; lush table designs with linens by Table Toppers; florals; photography and tons of food sampling from top area caterers to name just some of the things offered."
The show ends with a bridal runway fashion show on the tented (and heated) patio. The tent is provided by Taylor Rental and the wedding fashion show is courtesy Andrea's Bridal Boutique.
The grand prize for the Castle Wedding Affair is a two-night stay for two at the beautiful waterfront Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, for one lucky bride-to-be and her guest. (Winner will be drawn at random at the show.)
Admission for the Castle Wedding Affair is just $5 per person. The show opens at 3 p.m. and will give guests a chance to visit with all wedding vendors, sample the food and have a cocktail. The fashion show starts at approximately 6 p.m.
Pre-register at "http://www.lakesregionbride.com" www.lakesregionbride.com.

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Seventh Annual BHS Holiday Fair this Saturday

BELMONT — Members of the Belmont High School (BHS) chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are busy at work preparing for their Seventh Annual Holiday Fair, to be held at BHS on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year's event saw over 100 vendors throughout the school's gym, cafeteria, and band room. Approximately 2,000 shoppers were in attendance, and students are hopeful that this year's fair will continue to raise expectations.

Students who have helped plan, organize, market, and execute the fair for multiple years are excited to be part of it again. Sydney McKim, a senior at Belmont and a two-year member of FBLA, has seen the Holiday Fair grow into the huge event it is now. "Helping out with the fair really is my favorite part of being in FBLA. I don't think that I am alone in this feeling either; many of us feel a great sense of accomplishment by being able to provide a community event that is so well-received and simultaneously be able to give back. The Holiday Fair also allows us to develop skills necessary to be proficient in business, from marketing and planning, to communicating with people." FBLA will again be donating a portion of the proceeds of the fair to the LNH Children's Auction and collecting donations for the Mix 94.1 Cash N Cans Drive.

During the fair, the BHS PTO will be hosting Santa's Secret Shopping Experience where children and students will be able to do secret holiday shopping for special gifts for family members and friends. Children will leave with wrapped gifts, and be overjoyed during the holidays to watch their loved ones unwrap special surprises.


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:22

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