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Wolfeboror Nursery School to receive grant from Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund

WOLFEBORO —Wolfeboro Nursery School was selected was one of twenty-one local non-profit agencies to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (MVSB Fund) this year. The MVSB Fund is managed by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Nursery School will use the $3,726 donation to provide tuition assistance to local families, for teacher certifications and CPR trainings, and for educational field trips for students.

"We are so grateful for this generous contribution from the MVSB Fund," said Stephanie Kassels, President of the voluntary Board of Directors for Wolfeboro Nursery School. "While we strive to keep our operational costs as low as possible in order to keep tuition affordable for local families, there are some families that can use extra assistance. This grant will help us continue to provide the quality early childhood education that all children deserve to families of all economic circumstances."

For over 60 years, the Wolfeboro Nursery School has been serving children and young families in the greater Wolfeboro Area. Since it was founded in 1953, the nursery school has educated nearly 2,000 children while stressing quality early childhood education, parental involvement and community participation. This year's enrollment includes families from Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, New Durham and Moultonborough.

The award to the Wolfeboro Nursery School is one of twenty-one grants totaling $85,075 awarded by the MVSB Fund during the most recent grant cycle. The Fund makes grants every year to non-profits that make a significant impact upon the lives of people in the local community. These grants are in addition to the bank's regular contributions and the extraordinary volunteer efforts by our employees.

MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the Bank. Since then, 269 grants totaling $1,071,067 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Greater Lakes Region and Plymouth areas. Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring and education, restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives. The deadline for consideration for the next grant cycle is October 15, 2015. Applications are available on the Bank's website and at all MVSB offices.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 09:46

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Harmonica-driven blues band performing at Pitman’s Freight Room on Saturday

LACONIA — The Brandon Santini Blues Band will be performing on Saturday, May 30, at Pitman's Freight Room. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Santini purchased his first harmonica in 1997 at the age of 15 when he asked his mother to take him to the local music store.

Santini recently released his second album, "This Time Another Year," which was nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award in the category of Instrumentalist-Harmonica and a Blues Blast Music Award in the category of Sean Costello Rising Star!

Tickets for the Brandon Santini Blues Band can be purchased in advance for $20  at www.pitmansfreightroom.com or for $25 at the door.


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 09:39

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VynnArt Gallery featuring works of 2 Inter-Lakes students

MEREDITH — Two Inter-Lakes High School students, Danielle Arceno and Kyle Roby, are presenting the VynnArt Gallery's "Youth Takes VynnArt" which is to open on Saturday, May 30 from 1-3 p.m. 

The opening of this art show marks the first time Arcerno and Roby's artwork is displayed in a professional setting. Roby, a junior, will exhibit his abstract work along with his jewelry. Acerno, a senior, will exhibit her character concept art. Some select pieces will be for sale. The free reception will include snacks, drinks, and an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. The exhibit will remain at VynnArt Gallery until Sunday, June 7.

"For the first time it seems like I am actually an artist! My limits have been the walls of my school and it feels great to have the opportunity to get out into the art field and see what it is like to actually be considered and treated like an artist," said Roby.

"I get to present many sketches that others have not seen yet and experience pulling together my first gallery show," said Arceno.

VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies is located on 30 Main Street, just above Mill Falls Marketplace. For more information about "Youth Takes Vynnart" Exhibit, please call (603) 279-0557.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 09:35

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Beaded jewelry class at Gilford Public Library on June 2

GILFORD — On Tuesday, June 2 local artist Wendy Oellers will teach a class on making beaded jewelry at the Gilford Public Library from 6-7 p.m.

Oellers is a talented jewelry designer, her work can be viewed online on her Dreamscape Jewelry Design webpage; www.dreamscapejewelry.com. The class is open to Gilford Public Library cardholders and will cover making an item of beaded jewelry. Kits in a variety of different colors will be available to choose from.

Sign up is required and a $15 material cost applies. A project will be on display at the Circulation Desk. For more information contact the Gilford Public Library at 524-6042 with any questions or to sign up.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 09:29

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