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Body Lettering Friday at The Studio

LACONIA — Tattoos and bikers is not an unexpected combination; calligraphy and bikers is. The Studio, known for the unexpected, presents Calligra-tats, a live performance by lettering artists Karen Gorst and Melissa McCarthy Friday June 20, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Downtown Laconia.

Starting with lettering on live models, the public is invited to join the fun as brushes fly. Who knows what will be written on bare flesh? These temporary tattoos start at $20 while full shoulder, back or stomach lettering starts at $40.

Ms. Gorst, one of the national Society of Scribes' list of the twentieth century's 100 most influential lettering artists, says that lettering on flesh is simply working on living parchment. "It's just not as monkish as the skin I usually write on. These live models talk and squirm when the brush tickles their flesh". Fortunately, the ink comes off easily with soap and water so any squiggly lines from giggling can be corrected. McCarthy once lettered full poems on nude models in New York City.

"It's relaxing for the person being written on, and very focused work for the calligrapher - but it's also great fun!" Gorst and McCarthy are asking respectfully that the lettering be limited to areas not covered by a bathing suit for this performance.

The artists will be working at The Studio on a first come, first served basis, or you may call 603-455-8008 for an appointment. The Studio is located in Downtown Laconia at 50 Canal Street, online at www.thestudionh.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:27

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All Saints Episcopal Church Hires New Rector

WOLFEBORO — The All Saints' Episcopal Church Vestry, through Bishop Hirschfeld, has issued a Call to the Reverend William (Bill) Petersen to be their next rector, and Rev. Petersen has accepted the Call. Bill was presented to the Vestry with the enthusiastic and unanimous support of the Search Committee. He brings to All Saints a unique background and set of experiences.

"Bill is a blessing who comes to us through an unanticipated pathway. He is a servant leader nurtured and ordained in the Lutheran tradition and currently serving a Lutheran parish in East Hartford, CT. The Spirit works in marvelous ways," said Lee White, Senior Warden of All Saints.

Petersen has deep roots in New Hampshire. His first career was in the hospitality industry. He worked in both food service and hotel management and then became an educator. He taught at Southern New Hampshire University and was dean of the School of Hospitality from 2001 to 2006. While working in New Hampshire, Petersen served as a member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Regional Marketing Task Force and Tourism Committee, board member of the New Hampshire Philharmonic, chairperson of the State of New Hampshire Advisory Council on Travel and Tourism, and board member of the Southern New Hampshire Convention & Visitors Bureau. Petersen co-founded Granite State Ambassadors, Inc., and is currently Chairman Emeritus.

Petersen graduated from Philadelphia Seminary in 2010. He currently serves as pastor of an ethnically diverse congregation in East Hartford, Connecticut. He is also Dean of the Greater Hartford Conference of the New England Synod.

Petersen begins his tenure as rector of All Saints' on or about August 1.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:26

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New Hampshire Boat Museum Seeks Items For Upcoming Auction

WOLFEBORO — Wanting to sell your boat this summer? The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro has the perfect venue for you at their New England Vintage Boat Auction to be held Saturday, July 12 on the Museum grounds starting at 10 a.m.

The Museum is actively seeking consignments and donations for this auction which is the Museum's largest fundraiser of the year. A wide variety of boats as well as boat or lake-related items are sold each year. The auction draws hundreds of bidders each year making it a great way to sell your boat or to purchase a boat to use this summer.

To learn more about consigning or donating a boat or item, either visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum to have paperwork mailed to you. Individuals are encouraged to contact the Museum early to finalize their consignment or donation.

Boats and other auction items will be promoted ahead of time on our website, nhbm.org, to help entice buyers. There are also preview opportunities for the public on Friday, July 11, from noon-5 pm and Saturday, July 12, from 8-10 am. Buyers are encouraged to pre-register for the auction on-line at www.nhbm.org.

A typical selection of boats the Museum seeks for auction include wooden, vintage or classic, fiberglass, canoes, sailboats and kayaks in conditions ranging from excellent to good and useable to project boats. Small items such as outboard motors and boating accessories are also sought.

In addition, items including rustic camp items or lake memorabilia, water skis, camp tables, chairs, stools, lamps, decoys, as well as decorative items such as lake prints and watercolors are sold at this auction which has something for everyone.

While the Museum accepts consignments, they are also seeking donations. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The donor receives a tax credit, while the proceeds from the sale benefit the Boat Museum and their education programs and exhibits.

Jack McLaughlin, Auction Chair, said, "The Vintage Boat Auction is a great place for those who want to sell their boats and boating items to a large group of interested buyers from throughout the northeast at a good price. In addition, whether consigning or donating, you will be helping the New Hampshire Boat Museum with their largest fundraiser of the year."

For full auction information either visit www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 603-539-4554.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:01

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MWC Awards $10k in Scholarships

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Women's Club Scholarship Committee represented by Judy Ballard and Mary Whiting were present at the Moultonborough Academy's Award Night at Geneva Point on Tuesday evening May 27. Mrs. Ballard congratulated all the graduating seniors and their families and to those receiving awards.

Mrs. Ballatd went on to say "This year, we received an impressive number of applications, more than 20, and so we found it extremely difficult to decide which students should receive this year's scholarships. The main component in our selection is financial need, followed by the usual attributes: academic excellence, co-curricular activities, community service, and so on. As we did this year, we often find it helpful to consider the ability of a person to overcome adversity in life. Our scholarship committee was profoundly moved by some of the personal essays written by this year's applicants...their lives at home and school, their dreams and aspirations beyond graduation, and so forth. Many of their stories depicted extraordinary challenges faced during their lives. We were really touched and impressed by the astounding ways with which they were able to handle these sometimes-dramatic challenges, refusing to accept defeat and having the courage and determination to achieve successes."
Five students from the Moultonborough Academy were awarded the following: Brooke Burrows- $1.000. Cassidy Brennan- $2,000, Bridget Ireland- $2,000, Megan Wallace- $2,000 and Derek Rossetti- $3,000.
Scholarships have become MWC pet project and the astonishing amount given in scholarships since 1960 to 2014 has totaled $152,350.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:56

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