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Temple B’nai Israel schedules High Holy Day services

LACONIA — Temple B'nai Israel will he holding High Holy Day services to usher in the Jewish New Year. These solemn days begin with Rosh Ha Shanah (Jewish New Year) and conclude on the Day of Awe, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The services will be led by Rabbi Hannah Orden and Cantorial Soloist Melody Funk.

The Erev Rosh Hashanah service will be held on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Rosh HaShanah will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6 at 10 a.m. A Childrens service will be also be held on September 5 at 10 a.m.

On Friday, September 13 the Kol Nidre service will take place at 7:30 p.m. The final service to celebrate Yom Kippur will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information call 524-7044 or visit www.tbinh.org.


Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:12

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Meredith midwife Sherry Stevens celebrates 25 years


MEREDITH — Sherry Stevens, CPM, NHCM of New Life Midwifery Service is celebrating twenty-five years of catching babies in New Hampshire.

To mark this important milestone, there will be a reunion of clients, babies and young adults at her home on Winona Road in Meredith on September 22 from 1-4 p.m. All past, present and future clients are invited to attend. Be sure to bring birth stories and photos. RSVP at 603-279-4197.

Sherry began her apprenticeship with Molly B. Connelly in 1988. Together, they traveled the length and breadth of the Lakes Region doing home births in all kinds of weather, dropping everything when the call came.

Sherry began her journey by having Molly catch three of her four babies. She immediately knew she wanted to be involved in the Home Birth Movement.

Sherry did her training at Holistic Training Program in Barrington, Rhode Island, attended workshops and classes sponsored by Midwives Alliance of North America and NH Midwives Association prior to taking the National Certification exam and became a nationally Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and took the NH exam becoming a NH Certified Midwife (NHCM).

Sherry has held every office in the state organization, and chaired many regional conferences. She co-taught childbirth classes with Molly for many years and continues to teach today.

The babies whose birth she attended twenty –five years ago are now young adults. She is looking forward to catching their babies during her next twenty-five years.



Sherry Stevens and Molly Connelly with a newborn. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 07:59

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Gilmanton Community Thrift Shop holding half-off sale

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Pantry and Thrift Shop is holding a 50 percent off sale at its thrift shop. The sale began on Monday, August 26 and will end on Saturday, September 14. All items in the shop with a blue or yellow barb are 50% off.

The Food Pantry collected school supplies which went to help 26 students who attend either Gilmanton School or Gilford High School.
Volunteers are being sought at the GCC Food Pantry & Thrift Shop.Those interested in volunteering can stop by the shop or call Jane Sisti at 364-7437.

Thrift Shop only accepts clothing and wearable accessories excluding jewelry. Please do not leave bags or boxes of clothing outside the pantry door. Items have recently been left outside and gotten wet or animals have gotten into the bags and the clothing has been damaged and unusable.

Food donations can be left in one of the collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School or the Year Round Library or brought to the pantry during business hours. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.

The pantry and thrift shop are located on Rte. 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market. It is open on Monday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 3-7 p.m.  and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Parking is located in the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot just west of the shop.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 07:51

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Faculty art show opening at PSU

PLYMOUTH — The annual faculty exhibition, the personal and collective drawings and paintings of Jayne Adams, and Frans Masereel and the Woodcut Movement in China will all open at Plymouth State University in September. In addition, an exhibition of Nightscapes by Annette Mitchell will continue through September 27.

An opening will be held on September 10, 4–6 p.m.

Each year, PSU art faculty show their finest current work in the opening exhibition of the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Diversity of approaches, both formal and conceptual, variety of media and their usage, personal and societal thematic statements and fine craftsmanship demonstrate the gamut of faculty involvement in their respective disciplines. This exhibition is especially important to the educational mission of the art department as the work on display sets a standard for the students throughout the year.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday until 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1–4 p.m. The Gallery is closed PSU holidays.

Jayne Adams, Identity: The Personal and the Collective Drawings and Paintings will be exhibited at the Silver Center for the Arts, September 8 – October 5. An opening reception will be held on September 12, 4–6 p.m.

Viewers will experience the powerful and dynamic touch of the artist in her presentations of people in their natural, day-to-day moments. Adams' inspiration is the human form, and the figure in environments, in communities, and the self. 

Adams has received three Currier Gallery of Art Awards from the New Hampshire Art Association and the Currier Museum. She has also received the Lacroix Award for painting, the Holland Sister's Award and more. The Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekdays; noon–6 p.m. on weekends and is closed on PSU holidays.

Frans Masereel and the Woodcut Movement in China will be exhibited at the Lamson Library, September 30–December 20

Dean of the Library David A. Beronä will curate an exhibition of works from Frans Masereel's visit to China, with selections from his folio China Memories (1961), and various Chinese woodcuts from the portfolio Woodcuts of New China (1956). Masereel first studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1907. He started his career as a political cartoonist, where he was expected to read the news, develop a theme and create a drawing quickly, but his lifelong love of woodcut was his predominant mode of expression. Masareel created more than 50 wordless books.

Annette Mitchell: Nightscapes will be exhibited at the Lamson Library, through September 27

Nightscapes is a series of 12 paintings of sites in and around the Plymouth area, painted in 2012. Mitchell used acrylic paint on archival paper to interpret local landmarks like Beyond the Bean Bakery in Plymouth, the old high school in Ashland, The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, and Huckin's tractor barn in Holderness. The series demonstrates her love of sharp contrasts, a color palette in low natural light and her appreciation for living in New Hampshire.

Mitchell is perhaps best known for her printmaking process using foam block prints, but she enjoys working in a variety of media and genres including quilting, painting and drawing. She has been New Hampshire Educator of the Year and has artwork in the permanent collection of Southern New Hampshire University. Artscope Magazine selected Mitchell as one of 13 artists to profile in their March/April issue.



Annette Mitchell, painting, Ashland High School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 09:30

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