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Program about fairy tales to be hosted by New Hampton Historical Society

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Historical Society will present: "Not In Front of the Children: The Art & Importance of Fairy Tales" on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.

"Once upon a time. . ." is a magical phrase that promises the beginning of a memorable story. Where do our fairy tales come from, what do they tell us about ourselves and our history? Why have they been censored and changed and how have they retained their currency and popularity today? Presenter Ingrid Graff discusses these fascinating tales and why we should keep telling them to our children. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite fairy tale to the presentation.

Ingrid Graff has been a long-time speaker for the Humanities Council and is a recipient of the Council's William L. Dunfey Award. She has lectured for many different organizations, including The Jane Austen Society of North America and Road Scholar, and has taught classes for Granite State College. Graff was the school librarian for Gorham, for 10 years and won the NHEMA Award for Excellence in Library Services in 2007.
Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and co-hosted by the Gordon-Nash Library.

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New Hampshire Electric Coop Foundation to award 6 scholarships

PLYMOUTH – The New Hampshire Electric Co­op Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for 2015 scholarships. This year a total of six, $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to deserving Co­op members or children of Co­op members.

Scholarships are available to college­ bound high school seniors, students returning to college, and non­traditional students. One scholarship will be reserved for a student entering a vocational or technical institution. All applicants must be a Co­op member, or a legal dependent of a Co­opmember. Complete details and applications are available online under the Community menu at www.nhec.coop, or by calling 1-­800­-698­-2007.

The deadline for applying is April 17, 2015. All mailed applications must be postmarked by this date and mailed to: NHEC Foundation Scholarship, 579 Tenney Mountain Highway, Plymouth NH 03264.

For more information about the New Hampshire Electric Co­op Foundation Scholarships, contact Sara Gadwah at(603) 536­8884, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Retired Educators Association announces three scholarships available to local students

LACONIA — Three $1,500 scholarships will be given to college students beginning their last year of undergraduate study. Students who apply must have graduated from a New Hampshire high school.

Scholarships offered include an education scholarship. The Irene Hard Memorial Award is to be given to a student who has a major/minor in education and who is completing his/her last year of study at a New Hampshire college or university.

The New Hampshire Retired Educators Memorial Award will be given to a student who has a major or minor in education and who is completing his/her last year of study at a non­-New Hampshire college or university.

The Mary W. Ruell Memorial Award to be given to a student with a major in either English or Journalism who is completing his/her last year of study.

Applications may be obtained from Margaret Pyszka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 464­9122. Applications are due by May 1, 2015.

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Landscape paintings on display at the Vynn Art gallery March 6

MEREDITH — Dennis Morton, known locally as Danny, will be exhibiting his oil paintings at VynnArt Gallery during the month of March. Though Morton is presently painting in Hawaii, his work will be represented by local Artist, Maureen Bieniarz-Pond at an Opening Reception on Friday, March 6 from 5-8 p.m.

At the Reception there will be a revised edition of the book Painting the Visual Impression by Richard Whitney which includes two of Dennis' paintings. And on April 10th, two of his paintings will appear on an episode of Hawaii Five-O. Morton spent much of his youth in Keene. He began his formal training apprenticing under the renowned Richard Whitney. Following his apprenticeship the main focus of his training and work done in New England was as a portrait artist. During this period he exhibited his work in a number of galleries.

Moving to Hawaii in 1991 he continued to receive commissions in portrait painting. After a time however, his focus shifted primarily to landscapes. His landscape paintings of Hawaii can be found in offices of the Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank as well as courtyards of Punahou, the Castle Medical Center and in many private collections and galleries.

In recent years, Morton has returned each summer and fall to New England and the Lakes Region to appreciate and to capture on canvas the brilliant color. Some of his work can be seen at www.Dennismortonhawaii.com and on Dennis Morton Artist on Facebook.

For more information you may contact VynnArt at 603-279-0557 or Maureen Bieniarz-Pond at 603-235-2777. VynnArt is located at 30 Main Street in Meredith, just above Mill Falls Market Place.

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