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Meredith planning Community Craft Fair

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks & Recreation Department will hold the  2nd annual Community Craft Fair on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m.-2  p.m.at the Meredith Community Center.

The premise of this craft fair is to offer local crafters the opportunity to show off their talents and share their items with the community, give everyone the opportunity to start their holiday shopping early with some unique gifts that are often one of a kind and helping stimulate the local economy and give back to the community.

There are 10' x 10' vendor spaces for $20 and $30 with electrical access, vendors provide their own tables and chairs. The Afterschool Program will be selling beverages and goodies to help raise funds for special trips and events as well as a raffle table with donated items from the vendors.

For more information visit www.meredithnh.org under the Parks & Recreation page or call the Community Center at 279-8197.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:10

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Sanbornton Holiday Pancake Breakfast with Books, Baubles and Bake Sale

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC will hold its annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person or $15 maximum for a family.
In conjunction with the breakfast will be the annual "Books, Baubles and Bake Sale" which runs from 8:30 a.m. until noon. There will be gently used books, baubles such as jewelry, and freshly home made baked goods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:59

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Tilton Winter Farmers' Market to Open Weekend of December 7-8

TILTON —  The 2013-2014 Tilton Winter Farmers' Market will open Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 at the old Agway Building on Route 3 in Tilton.

Now in its third year, the market features more than 45 vendors, offering the state's finest fresh and locally-produced food products, along with carefully selected, agriculturally-based crafts. Conveniently located off I-93 at Exit 20 (diagonally across from AutoServ of Tilton), the market will operate weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, from December 7 to March 30.

Throughout the winter, Tilton Winter Farmers' Market attracts shoppers from throughout the Lakes Region and beyond, including vacation-home owners and other out-of-state visitors.

The market offers a wide range of locally-produced, farm-fresh and organic produce and greens, winter storage crops, meats, eggs, dairy, cheese, breads, pastries, gourmet popcorn, gluten-free products, vegan foods, tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, veggie burgers, fudge, apples, cider, honey, granola, maple syrup, jams, jellies, freshly roasted coffee, teas, beer, wine, gourmet food items, body care products, information on composting worms, herbal products, dog treats and more.

Each Saturday and Sunday will also feature live music, information about sourcing local products and services and abundant sampling of delicious foods.

Tilton Winter Farmers' Market Founder and Director, Joan O'Connor, says, "Thanks to AutoServ of Tilton, this will be our third winter in the old Agway building, which provides shoppers easy access from Route 93 at Exit 20. The Gaudet family and AutoServ staff lend ongoing, generous support by providing the space and a wide variety of services that help make the market possible."

"We are happy to partner with Joan O'Connor to support the Tilton Winter Farmers' Market again this year," says AutoServ General Manager, Dennis Gaudet. "The market fills a huge need for farm-fresh, healthy, local food. It's become wildly popular and attracts as many as 1600 people every weekend day, providing a great local food resource for our community and vital outlet for our New Hampshire vendors."

Tilton AutoServ has sponsored the market since it opened in 2012 and is a long-standing supporter of healthy eating and healthy lifestyles in the greater Lakes Region community.

For more information on the Tilton Winter Farmers' Market, visit www.tiltonwinterfarmersmarket.com or visit the market on Facebook.

Subscribe to the site for regular market updates. Interested vendors should e-mail Joan O'Connor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 603.496.1718.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:43

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Belknap County Republican Committee plans Common Core Forum Nov. 13

LACONIA — Common Core is the name given to a revised curriculum as mandated by the State and Federal governments through New Hampshire's Department of Education. Many states and local communities have accepted the new curriculum; however, many questions and concerns are now being raised about the curriculum. Some of the areas in question are its components, its value, its impact on local control of education, and the cost to taxpayers.

In an effort to address these and other questions and concerns, a "Common Core Forum" is being held on Wednesday November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane in Laconia. The Forum is open to the general public, however, people are asked to RSVP by November 8 for this event as seating is limited.

The intent of the Forum is to create greater awareness of what Common Core is, and what its proponents and opponents are saying about it. The Forum will feature five panelists with a wide range of knowledge about Common Core. The panelists include two experts who also served on the Common Core panel discussion held recently at the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College which was attended by over 200 people. They are Sandra Stotsky, Ed.D and Jamie Gass, Pioneer Institute. Joining them on the panel are Ann Marie Banfield, a Common Core expert from Cornerstone Policy Research; Glenn Cordelli, a New Hampshire State Representative serving on the House Education Committee; and Doris Hohensee, representing New Hampshire Families for Education.

The Forum is being hosted by the Belknap County Republican Committee, but it is intended to provide information about Common Core to the general public since Common Core affects all families regardless of political affiliation.

For more information, or to RSVP, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:37

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