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Quilters Guild will hear from Kristine Poor

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa.

Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs will do a trunk show with a techniques "twist", as well as vend her patterns and products just in time for holiday sewing. She'll cover various materials used from batting to heat moldable stiffeners and will also share traditional quilting and applique projects.

Mark your calendars for the 38th Harvest of Quilts show Sat, Oct 3 & Sun, Oct 4 at The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa. The show opens at 10 each morning and runs until 5 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. There will be hundreds of quilts exhibited, the Harvest Café, lots of vendors and lots of demos to round out the  day. For more info see www.bmqg.org

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:20

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Multicultural Festival seeking flag carriers


LACONIA — The Lakes Region residents are once again invited to be part of a tradition that brings energy and color to downtown Laconia.

The Annual Multicultural Festival Parade of International Flags will set up near the parking lot of Bank of New Hampshire move down Pleasant Street to Main Street, Canal Street, and onto Beacon Street to Rotary Park.

For more than 10 years, this event has brought people together as friends, neighborhoods, families, civic groups and citizens proud of their heritage.

Those who wish to become part of this event simply need to show up in front of Bank of New Hampshire by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Organizers will have the flags for the parade but they need volunteers to help carry them.

Interested individuals and groups can also reserve a spot by calling 387-3687 before the September event, but organizers note there is room for everyone to carry one of the Multicultural Festival flags.


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:15

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Gnerre Scholarhship winners

Three music majors received $ 2,000 scholarship from the Joseph T. Gnerre Memorial Scholarship Fund. The awards are larger this year, thanks to the donation of C. Gerald Gnerre. Award winners were Michael O'Brien, of Laconia High School, majoring in music, attending Benedictine University in Atchison, Kansas; Ian Soderberg of Plymouth High School, a music major who will attend Ithaca College Conservatory, New York, and Brooke Banister of Plymouth, majoring in music, attending Elon University, North Carolina. (Courtesy photos)


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:12

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Lakes Region Art Association Artists of the Month

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the Association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at promoting the Association and its members' work across the entire region.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces can be oil or acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photo or collage.

The following member artists will each have art work on display until September 21 at these Lakes Region business locations: Shela Cunningham, Laconia Library; Robert Emory, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford; Christa Faller, Northway Bank, Laconia; Barbara McClintock, VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Elaine Morrison, Northway Bank, Belknap Mall, Belmont; Judy Palfrey, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin; Amy Prendergast, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Marilee Sundius, Northway Bank, Meredith; Wendy Wilson, Northway Bank, Tilton.
The Artists of the Month is in its fourth year. The Association thanks Judy Palfrey for her leadership of this program and local businesses for their support.


Seated: Barbara McClintock, Amy Prendergast. Standing: Marilee Sundius, Judy Palfrey, Robert Emory, Crista Faller, Shela Cunningham, Elaine Morrison, Wendy Wilson. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 05:59

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