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6 local students receive Kline Memorial Scholarship awards


CENTER HARBOR — The Diane K. Kline Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to six local high school graduates.

This year's scholarship recipients are Danial Thomas, Nicolas Baker, Natalie Duffield, Derek Rosetti, Jennifer Lively, and Sophia Baer.

Dan Thomas is from Meredith and will be attending Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He will be majoring in Computer Science. Nick Baker is from Center Harbor and he will be attending the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He is enrolled in a double major program which includes Biology and Business Administration. Natalie Duffield is from Meredith and will be studying Occupational Therapy at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina.

Derek Rosetti will be attending Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire majoring in Education. Jennifer Lively will be attending New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, New Hampshire majoring in Business Administration. Lastly, Sophia Baer will be attending Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire majoring in Biological Science Education.

The Diane K. Kline Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 as memorial to Diane who was a 33 year veteran teacher in the Lakes Region, past Center Harbor Selectman and community supporter whose bright smile and positive life-force were a beacon to her many, many students and friends. Diane's fund provides scholarship assistance for educational experiences for New Hampshire students who are either enrolled in or graduated from SAU 2 and SAU 45.

This includes the towns of Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Meredith, Sandwich and Ashland. Currently, Diane's Fund has awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to deserving local young people. More information regarding the fund can be obtained by visiting the website at www.DKKMSF.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 08:34

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Bead Divine opens its doors on Canal Street

LACONIA – Bead Divine LLC announces, a specialized jewelry and jewelry-making supply business, will hold the grand opening of its first retail location on Saturday, July 5, in downtown Laconia at 54 Canal St.

The day-long celebration will include drawings and jewelry-making demonstrations. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the store is scheduled to take place today, July 1, at 11 a.m.

Bead Divine specializes in beaded jewelry and other items and beading supplies, as well as classes, workshops, and retreats.

"I've been creating and selling my own designs for several years, and also teaching beading classes," says owner Cari Ordway. "As my business has grown, I realized it was time for a full-service brick-and-mortar location. I found myself traveling to get the quality of beads I was looking for, which means other beading artists are in the same situation. Nothing can take the place of feeling a bead in your fingers and seeing it in real life to really get the idea of its true color or finish, or to see how it works with other beads you are looking to pair it with."

According to a 2010 Craft and Hobby Association study, jewelry making and beading represents a $2.3 billion market. More than 14 million U.S. households take part in the hobby.

Bead Divine carries beads and materials for everyone from experienced artists to beginning beaders.

"We have seed beads, Delicas, Swarvorski crystals, and handmade lampwork beads, as well as less expensive but just as pretty options," Ordway explains. "I have different types of stringing materials, including leather with a hollow space inside for wire to help shape it." In addition to serving as a retail outlet for supplies for beading enthusiasts in the Lakes Region and beyond, Ordway notes that the Canal Street store is an excellent space for her classes -- as well as for some new events she has in the works.

"We are holding a weekly kids' summer camp class starting on July 15 and hosting ladies' nights with special discounts and refreshments on Thursdays through September, in conjunction with the summer downtown market," she says. "What drew me to beading 11 years ago is that you can make something so beautiful even as a beginner. I want to share that with as many people as possible."

Classes will range from beginning jewelry making to more advanced topics such as working with precious metal clay. With a brick patio behind her new store, Ordway notes that Bead Divine has ample room for birthday parties and events such as bridesmaid gatherings, too.

Bead Divine will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting on July 1, with Thursdays in the summer until 8 p.m.

More information about class topics and events will be available online at www.beaddivine.net.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 08:23

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Lobsterman/author at Gilford Public Library today


GILFORD -- Lakes Region native John Keller will launch his first novel on Tuesday, July 1, at the Gilford Public Library.

Keller's talk, which gets under way at 6:30 p.m., is the first in the library's Get Booked series of Author Visits.

Keller will talk about how he came to write "Of Sea and Cloud," a story about the troubles of remote fishing village in Maine. "Of Sea and Cloud" portrays a community in turmoil when the globalization of the fishing industry reaches their boats, and one lobsterman is mysteriously murdered. Though fictional, the novel was inspired by Keller's early days as a stern-man on a lobster boat.

Keller's talk is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 07:49

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Artistic Roots Hosts Open House for Visiting Artists

PLYMOUTH — A large crowd of guests enjoyed meeting and visiting with the current group of artists participating in Artistic Roots' Visiting Artist Program. Refreshments were coordinated by fiber artist member Polly Bartlett and visitors enjoyed meeting the new artists and renewing acquaintances with others.

"The current work on display at Artistic Roots is a wonderful reminder of all the gifted and dedicated artists we have in Central New Hampshire and we are so pleased to be able to display such a wide showcase of quality right here in Plymouth!" declares, Debbie Johnson, Program Coordinator.

All six of the participating artists were available to show and discuss their art. Mollie Stark's Multi-dimensional Rustic Contemporary Art is very involved and it was interesting to hear her discuss how she achieves each one of a kind creation. Tamara Mann, ceramic artist, also was discussing her work including her latest nature-inspired mugs and flower frogs, which were being revealed for the very first time.

Also attending the reception was Annette Mitchell, who has her latest Printmaking/Painting work displayed for this show. Her impressive pieces are eye catching and created a good deal of interest at the reception. Waterfowl Carver, Lisa Strang treated guests to an ongoing waterfowl carving demonstration throughout the reception. She expertly crafted intricate life-like feathers in the wood to enhance her breathtaking carvings.

Guests also enjoyed the acrylic paintings of Gerri Harvey. Gerri's wonderful landscapes evoke a sense of peacefulness and tranquility in admirers which resonates with our beautiful natural surroundings. Maureen Bienariaz-Pond's realistic acrylic painting and area photography capture a wide variety of what residents and guests love in every day New England living. The incredible variety of work by these artists demonstrated the wide range of talents and interests that are local artists offer.

Shoppers and visitors can see the work of these guest artists and the other 40 members of Artistic Roots daily from 10-6. This show runs now through September 30. Artistic Roots is a member-run cooperative gallery located at 73 Main Street Plymouth. For more information call (603)726-4980 or visit their website at www.artisticroots.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 07:45

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