#Farmington #Holiday Tree Lighting #Ceremony Dec 1st- Farmington #FirstNight Dec 31st

 

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The Farmington holiday tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, December 1st this year. The festivities are from 6:30 – 8pm and are located on Central Street. The Farmington Recreation Department will have hot chocolate and treats. There will be music performed by Farmington’s own Henry Wilson School and of course a special visit from Santa. The DeJulio family has planned to have a memorial table for residents to stop and share stories of Tom DeJulio. There is also a Santa meet & greet, Friday, December 15th, 6-7pm at the Farmington Recreation Department.

 

 

Farmington First Night will be December 31st, from 7pm-12am. Activities will include a bon fire, ice skating, movies, live entertainment, karaoke, food vendors, art/photography exhibit, photo booth, various activities for the kids are planned, and the Farmington Museum of History will be open with hot cider. Watch the ball drop and find out who won the baby new year contest, while sipping hot coffee or hot chocolate.

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#Farmington #Craft #Fair Recap/ #Photos

 

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The Farmington Woman’s Club Craft and Pie Fair was another great success this year! Lots of art, handmade products, in addition to regular crafts. They had a variety of homemade holiday pies for sale and sold out by eleven! Below are some of the photos I took of the day. Continue reading “#Farmington #Craft #Fair Recap/ #Photos”

Easygoing Early #October #Garden #Photos

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Early October is the herald for the season of slow slumber in New Hampshire. The garden is beyond twilight and though most plants are preparing for winter, some things re-surge. The dahlias come back with a vengeance. One. Last. Hurrah.

We had great leafy vegetable crop; four kinds of lettuce and some awesome kale, which is very happy with the cold right now. We had a steady tomato crop and my peppers grew very well this year. Our pear tree is old enough to give us lots of fruit this year and they have been delicious. We had a big enough crop that we could give some to neighbors.

We’ve continued to have warmer weather for fall, though our nights are dipping as they should. It has been a little dry as well. Times of killing frost are almost upon us. I hope you enjoy the flower and plant gallery; this will be the last one for this year! Continue reading “Easygoing Early #October #Garden #Photos”

#Winter Wonderland #Photos

One of the best things about living in a northern climate is that we get a sustained period of each season. I really enjoy the cold and I love snow. Winter never gets old for me. Hoping you enjoy these winter photos as much as I do. Continue reading “#Winter Wonderland #Photos”

Local Poetry Events-Tonight And Next Wednesday

7th annual Young Writers Night
Just a reminder that Pat O’Brien will have her 7th annual Young Writers Night tonight Thursday, April 2nd at 6 PM at Mel Flanagan’s Irish Pub and Cafe‘ at 50 North Main St in Rochester. We’ll be meeting on the Cafe’ side of Mel’s.  After the young writers have a chance to dazzle us with their stories and poetry an open mic will follow. Come out and support the event; it is always a feast for the heart and mind.
National Poetry Month-Features, Lindsey Coombs, Kyle Leach, David McNicholas and Lauren Vermette

Continue reading “Local Poetry Events-Tonight And Next Wednesday”

Susann Foster Brown Studio Open House-Nov. 16th And Sunday Nov. 17th, 10-4

Susann Foster Brown’s Studio will host an Open House for the public
Saturday Nov. 16 and Sunday Nov. 17
 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day
1362 White Mountain Highway (Rte 125)
the studio is a both workshop and gallery for Brown’s printmaking and fiber art.

For more information go to www.cellarbrookfarm.com 

or 
Susann Foster Brown Studio on Facebook, or call (603) 652-4306.

Rochester Writers Night- Thursday November 7th, 6PM

Below is the reminder letter from Pat O’Brien for the Rochester Writers Night- Thursday November 7th, 6PM. It’s always a great night, with a diverse set of poets, and Sue’s food at the Portable pantry is just grand.

Hi Everyone,

The next Rochester Writers Night takes place on Thursday November 7th at the Portable Pantry on 12 Hanson St in Rochester.

Sign-ups begin at 6 PM, followed by our feature performer at 6:15. After the feature we take a short break, and then begin the open mic portion of our program. Writers are encouraged to perform their original poetry, prose or music to a listening audience. There is a 5-minute limit per participant with extra rounds as time allows.

This month I will not be hosting the event. I will traveling and singing in Ireland! However, I have asked Doug Decker to do the honors, and he has graciously agreed. Please be patient, Doug’s getting older and he can get confused! 🙂

November’s feature writer is Jon Shutt. Jon has read for us before, and was met with great enthusiasm.

Jon Shutt has served twelve years in the Army National Guard as an Engineer. In 2004, he deployed with a Maine Engineer unit as an electrician where he spent most of his days doing construction projects around northern Iraq. In 2007 Jon earned his Bachelors degree in English Teaching from the University of New Hampshire and began teaching 5th grade in Lebanon, Maine in 2008. In late 2009 Jon put his teaching career on hold to deploy with a New Hampshire Infantry unit to Afghanistan. In Afghanistan he was primarily an assistant 240 gunner, but his Engineering skills kept him busy building tables, lofts, TV stands and other creature comforts in his off time. Upon returning from Afghanistan in late 2010, Jon found his love for building propelling him into teaching woodshop to young, eager minds and hands. Today he teaches 6th grade English Language Arts at Noble Middle School. He and his wife, Monique, live in Milton Mills, New Hampshire with their son.


Jon has published a book of poetry, Blood Red Dawn, which reflects the experiences of his deployments. His work is raw, edgy, and sometimes difficult to hear, but is a sensitive and frequently beautiful portrayal of his experiences. All profits from his book are donated to the USO. In honor of Veteran’s Day, please come to hear this talented young writer.

As always, the Pantry serves award winning food: homemade soups, artisan sandwiches, and sinfully delicious pastries! So, come early, enjoy the food, listen to our feature and read your own original work!

Hope you can make it!

Pat

Centennial Postage Stamp Design Contest-UNH Cooperative Extension Wants YOU To Be Part Of Its History

From their website:

Centennial Postage Stamp Design Contest

UNH Cooperative Extension wants YOU to be part of its history. We’re seeking submissions for our centennial postage stamp design contest. The stamp–actual U.S. postage–will be made available for sale on the UNH Cooperative Extension website, in Extension offices in every county, and in some retail outlets.

Help us commemorate our 100th anniversary. Design our stamp! The contest winner will be recognized in the media, at our centennial exhibits, and in centennial-related promotions.
Submission deadline: December 1, 2013.

Specifications
Contest rules
How to Enter
Selection of Winner

 http://bit.ly/18yC6fS

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Only online entries will be eligible; we will not review paper submissions.
  • Digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller.
  • Digital files must be in JPEG or JPG format.
  • Files must be at least 300ppi.
  • RGB color profile preferred; CMYK acceptable
  • The final stamp will be 1.7 x 1.2 inches
    • Horizontal: 340 x 240 pixels
    • Vertical: 240 x 340 pixels

Art On Loan-My Work Is Being Shown At Rep. Carol Shea Porter’s Office In Rochester

Art on Loan Program to showcase the artistic talent of the First Congressional District

Rep. Carol Shea Porter’s Receiving Area

Wish You Were Here!- Giant Postcards Are This Year’s Summer Walking Tour In Rochester

So happy to be a part of this community artist/poet project.
http://bit.ly/13UmDpV

Art on the front is by Stephanie Piro and the art on the back and poem are mine.