Birch tasting & talk in Meredith on Aug. 8

MEREDITH — Come join the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery on Saturday, August 8th from 11 a.m. ro 2 p.m. for a special birch syrup tasting with The Crooked Chimney. There will be time to ask questions, discussing about the technique of making syrup and and taste-testing. The event is free and open to the public.
David Moore started making birch syrup in Lee in 2008 and The Crooked Chimney made its first batch of sycamore syrup in 2013. 'The Crooked Chimney' got its name because during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, they had trouble keeping the stovepipe on the sugarhouse plumb. All of their syrup is produced on a wood-fired evaporator.
In the spring of 2013, they were featured on WMUR's New Hampshire Chronicle as well as featured by the Associated Press, which wrote an article on the burgeoning birch syrup industry, Birch Syrup Explored as Add-On to Maple Industry.

New film to be show telling story of White Mtn. National Forest

HOLDERNESS — A film on how the White Mountain National Forest came to be will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

Filmmaker David Huntley will be at the Science Center to introduce and screen his latest film about one of the greatest environmental comeback stories in American history.

In the late 1800s, New Hampshire's White Mountains were ground zero for an environmental disaster caused by ruthless logging and the massive forest fires, erosion, and flooding that followed. The vast destruction launched a national battle over the fate of America's forestlands and sparked one of the first grassroots conservation movements.

Leading the way was a unique partnership of citizens, politicians, and business and civic groups that believed conservation could benefit both the environment and economy. This is the dramatic story of how those unlikely allies saved the White Mountains and created more than 50 new National Forest and Grasslands in 40 states, totaling more than 20 million acres of public lands.

Reservations are required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.

There is no charge for this program.

For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to or call 603-968-7194.

NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery featuring Cat exhibit in August

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is hosting "Meow! A Purrfect Collection of Cats" – a collaboration of work by various artists inspired by furry felines. This exhibit will run from August 1 to August 31.
Pieces displayed will range from wall art, jewelry, woods, paper mache, and pottery. Enjoy each artist's interpretation of styles and caricatures from different moments, breeds, personalities and playful nature of our favorite feline companion.
The mission of the League of NH Craftsmen is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community.

Hip, joint presentation and rehab yoga demonstration at Golden View

MEREDITH -- A presentation on hip and joint health and a demonstration of the use of yoga in rehabilitation will be given on Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at Golden View Golden View Health Care Center.

Dr. Jeremy Hogan from Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists will talk about hip and joint health, as well as MAKOplasty technology.

Following Dr. Hogan's presentation, Golden View's licensed therapists will demonstrate several therapeutic poses and talk about the nervous system, the source of pain and rehab yoga's ability to reduce stress and anxiety while strengthening muscles in the hips and knees.

The presentations will be held at The Retreat, Golden View's short-stay rehabilitation center.

Refreshments will be provided. Those planning to attend should RSVP their intentions by calling 279-8111 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as seating is limited.