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NH Club Briefs: Talk on stone walls planned in Stratham

Talk on stone walls planned in Stratham

STRATHAM —The Stratham Historical Society and Stratham’s Wiggin Memorial Library will jointly sponsor a program by Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, on Monday, Sept. 8, at the Stratham Fire Department, Morgera Community Room, 4 Winnicutt Road.

Gardner will address the history, techniques, stylistic development and aesthetics of New England stone walls. For nearly 40 years, Gardner has been a stone wall builder in a family business. He is a writer, teacher, tradesman and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton.

A business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. A presentation at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Tricia or Pam at 772-4346, or visit

Bow club to host program on ‘Cooking with Herbs’

BOW — Bow Garden Club will host a program on “Cooking with Herbs” on Monday, Sept. 8, at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road.

The public is invited to attend a meeting or two to take advantage of the programs, to socialize and to learn more about the club.

Meetings are free, open to the public and no pre-registration is required. They begin with social time at 6 p.m., then the program at 6:30 p.m., and a brief business meeting at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, go to or contact President Kerry Buckley at 225-9103 or

Litchfield Women’s Club to start new year Sept. 9

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Women’s Club will kick off a new year of community service, scholarship and friendship at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, with a wine and cheese social at its annual membership meeting at Stage Crossing Clubhouse.

This meeting is open to members and any Litchfield woman with an interest in service initiatives and social events. Events throughout the year include an annual blood drive, roadside clean-up, Santa’s Workshop, Easter Bunny breakfast, Meet the Candidates, Ladies Night Out events and club socials. The club also provides a Newcomer’s Guide for new residents, which is available at the Litchfield Town Hall and Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.

The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in October, November and February through May at the Litchfield Middle School Library.

The club assists the community through scholarships and through donations to families in need, to the town’s food pantry and to Litchfield schools and library. To date, the club has awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships and more than $30,000 in community donations.

The board for 2014-2015 includes Charlotte Williams and Pamme Boutselis, co-presidents; Barb Gilbert, treasurer; Nancy Huggins, secretary; Robin Deschene, membership; Jean White, social; Terry Foerst, sunshine; and LeeAnn York, Newcomer’s Guide.

To learn more about the club, email or go to

White Mountains DAR to meet Sept. 13 in Vt.

The next meeting of the White Mountains Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., will feature a ceremony at the Nellie Smart Cemetery in Guildhall, Vt., followed by lunch.

The chapter will mark the grave of Revolutionary Patriot Pvt. Samuel Howe, ancestor of member Anita McConnell. The cemetery is in the south end of the town, almost to Lunenburg, on Route 102. Anyone interested in local history is welcome to attend. Following the meeting, maps to the lunch location will be distributed to those with advance reservations.

For lunch reservations, contact chapter assistant treasurer Elaine LaDuke by Monday, Sept. 8, at 444-5948. For more about this meeting or membership, call chapter Regent Marsha Stewart at 837-9513.

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