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5 ‘Wine & Design’ events this summer

Wine&Design Events, an art instruction program which combines lessons in a relaxed social setting, is holding five "Paint Nights" this summer.

Two of the events will be held at the Belknap Mill, outdoor, along the water's edge in Rotary Park. All of the proceeds from these Picnic and Paint nights will be donated to the Belknap Mill. Participants are asked to bring  favorite snacks and relax and enjoy. Two local artists will be walking participants through the evenings painting.

On Thursday, July 17, the featured artist will be Katie Criscone and on Tuesday, July 29, Meredith artist and studio owner Heidi Little will provide the instruction.

Other events will be held at Church Landing along the lake in Meredith. The dates for these events are July 8, Aug. 7, and Aug. 13. Artist and studio owner Stacey Lucas of Holderness will be the instructor on July 8 and Aug. 13. Aaron and Alison Witham will be lead the program on Aug. 7.

These events include two hours of painting instruction, a 16 by 20 work of art to display in your home or office and a wonderful, unique experience out with friends or family.

Those interested in registering for these events, learning more about the artists or arranging a private event (great for birthday parties, bridal parties, team building and other gatherings) can go to to www.wineanddesignevents.com or email Chantelle Moynihan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:07

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MacDougall updates ‘Explorer’s Guide’

SANDWICH — Local author Ruth Doan McDougall has released an updated edition of two guide books, originally written by her father, on hiking in the Granite State.

"Explorer's Guide 50 More Hikes in New Hampshire" is the companion book "Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in New Hampshire" Together, the two guides are staples of the New England hiking scene. Now, both books are available in new, updated editions produced in full color with new full-color topographical maps as well.

The two guides are helpful resources for hikers of all levels of ability.

Daniel Doan hiked the White Mountains of New Hampshire for nearly 70 years while writing novels, short stories, the memoir "Our Last Backpack," and two New Hampshire hiking guides. Recipient of the New Hampshire Writers' Project Lifetime Achievement Award, he died in 1993.

For years his daughter, Ruth Doan MacDougall, has for years helped keep Doan's hiking guides up to date. A novelist as well, MacDougall, who lives in Center Sandwich, received the Writer's Project Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:04

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‘Adventures in Printmaking’ July 9 at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

 SANDWICH — What is the difference between a Monoprint and a Monotype, a Woodcut and a White Line Woodcut, an engraving and an etching? "Adventures in Printmaking" will guide you through the different printing techniques in a two part series.

The opening reception to meet the artists will be on July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A "Conversation" about printing techniques with Sandwich artists, Margaret Barnaby and Margaret Merritt, Tamworth artist, Wendy Ketchum and Jackson artist, Anne Garland will be on Saturday morning, July 12 at 10 a.m. Bring your questions, learn what you are buying when you are thinking of a print and share your ideas. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. For more information call the gallery at 284 7728 or visit our website www.patricialaddcarega.com.

Printmaking techniques are numerous, complex and require skill. Often, hand pulled prints are confused with reproductions that are made by a machine or these days by computer. This exhibit brings together the work of many local and regional artists. Among them Kate Higley from Wolfeboro, Clare Winslow from Washington, DC and Sandwich, and Sui Witherell, a one time NH resident who is now in Maine.

The walls and flat files will be full of work that represents both traditional and contemporary techniques. When creating a new print each artist must keep in mind which technique he or she will use to achieve the desired effect. Perhaps he or she will even combine two techniques to arrive at the best result. It is no wonder that print making techniques are a challenge and a bit of a mystery to understand. We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these events.

Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:00

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Franklin Hospital hosts summer farmer’s market

FRANKLIN — Franklin Regional Hospital is once again hosting a weekly Summer Farmer's Market in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition.

Local vendors will be set up on the FRH lawn every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m., throughout the summer season. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is the focus of the market, and shoppers will be able to purchase locally-grown produce and other fresh local food options. Also, there will periodically be live cooking demonstrations with UNH Cooperative Extensions Cooking Matters program experts and LRGHealthcare dieticians.

Most vendors will accept cash or check, and the market accepts SNAP benefits via an EBT payment system on site. The use of SNAP is made possible through a grant in cooperation with the Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers (CCNTR). Promotional SNAP programs include, Double SNAP Dollars, up to $5 each week. Those who purchase $5 of food with a SNAP card will receive an additional $5 in market food items free.

For more information, please contact Franklin Regional Hospital Community Educator Melissa Rizzo at 934-2060.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 07:55

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