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Hooked rugs on exhibit at Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds opened its first exhibit of the season, The Artistry of Hooked Rugs, on Saturday, May 9 and welcomes the public to a gallery reception on Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carriage House Art Gallery.

This juried exhibition features rugs that were handcrafted by local fiber artists, often using woolen fibers that were handwoven and dyed by the artists themselves. Complimentary wine and crudités will be available during the reception. Some hooked rugs will be available for purchase. Entrance to the Carriage House Art Gallery is via Ossipee Park Road.

The exhibition and gallery reception are generously sponsored by Tanger Outlets Tilton. For information about Castle in the Clouds visit the website at www.castleintheclouds.org or call 476-5900.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:10

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Beneficiary deadline for Bristol road race is May 27

BRISTOL — The Newfound Area Charitable Fund (NACF) announces its 6th Annual Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler road race will be held Saturday, September 5. The race committee is hard at work planning this year's event and the NACF Board is now seeking beneficiary applicants through Wednesday, May 27 to help go toward the 2015 race proceeds.

The Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler offers hundreds of participants a fitness challenge with the reward of helping out a charitable cause in the community and an added bonus of a Basic Ingredients Bakery "sticky bun" at the finish line. Raffle Prizes and other fun family events cap off this annual event each year thanks to the support and participation of many area businesses.

"The NACF is dedicated to assisting local charitable groups and causes that promote wellness, fitness and health education and activities in the Newfound region," says Audrey Goudie, NACF President. Each year it has selected a local charitable organization that exemplifying these goals to receive proceeds from this very exciting community event. Goudie continues, "Since the first Run Your Bun Off road race in 2010 we have given back nearly $29,000 to worthy causes and programs in our community."

Past beneficiaries include: Bristol Community Services ($2,500 and $3,400), Jacob Earl Messersmith (JEM) Memorial Scholarship Fund, and 2014 Day Away Program ($4,250) and Newfound Pathways ($4,250).  The NACF Board is now seeking applications from non-profit, charitable organizations from the greater Newfound area who wish to be considered as the 2015 Run Your Buns Off 4.2 miler race beneficiary.

NACF Vice President, Garlyn Manganiello said, "The NACF Board is proud to offer area non-profit organizations a chance to achieve seed money for new programs; add value or resources to existing programs or build capital to better serve the greater Newfound Community. We love where we live, and giving back to our neighbors is how we show it."

If your non-profit group is interested in applying please visit our Facebook page, Run Your Buns Off to download the application now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one will be emailed to you. For more information, contact Garlyn Manganiello at 744-6035.

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 10:58

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Presentation on history of New England’s stone walls on May 26

GILMANTON — Gilmanton Historical Society opens their 2015 summer program series on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by Kevin Gardner, who explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, how and why they were built, and how they changed over time. During the program, Kevin will build a miniature wall on a tabletop, using small stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman and life-long resident of Hopkinton. He has been a stone-wall builder for forty years and is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, as well as poetry, songs and essays. For 25 years he has been a performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NH Public Radio. His presentation is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received. The Society's summer series is presented on the fourth Tuesday of each month, May through September.

The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on the history of the Town. They are available at all Society programs, at the Town Clerk's Office, and at the Brick House in Gilmanton Corners. The Society's Museum, at Old Town Hall is open Saturdays from 10 am until noon, and at 7 p.m. for refreshments before each of the summer programs.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 10:52

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‘Keeping Kids Safe from Drugs’ talk on Tuesday

MEREDITH — On Tuesday, May 26, Jamie Edge will be presenting to Inter-Lakes school district parents and the community "Keeping your Kids Safe from Drugs" from 6-7 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School library. 

Edge is the Student Assistance Prevention Counselor and a licensed Master Drug and Alcohol Counselor for Inter-Lakes school district. Times have changed on how people are abusing substances and there are many things you can do to help keep your children safe. An overview of current drugs being abused will be presented as well as signs to look for if your child is using. There will be a brief overview of teenage brain development and how this greatly impacts their susceptibility to drug use. Key parenting safety tips will be discussed as well as important early prevention.s

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 279-6162 x.203 with any questions.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 10:48

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