NH Club Notes: Program in Stratham about NH weather vanes

September 06. 2017 10:19PM
Susan DeLuca of Warner, left, is welcomed to the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter, DAR by Chaplain Polly Wright during the chapter’s meeting last month. The next meeting on Wednesday at the First Congregational Church Parish Hall in Hopkinton will feature the program “Washington Spied Here”. (COURTESY)

STRATHAM — The Stratham Historical Society and Stratham’s Wiggin Memorial Library will jointly sponsor a New Hampshire Humanities’ program, “New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Stratham Fire Department’s Morgera Community Room, 4 Winnicutt Road.

Presenter Glenn Knoblock will include a bit of history on the weather vane atop the Stratham Community Church. He also will discuss unusual weather vanes from early times to the present and trace their history, practical use and symbolism.

The historical society will have a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The presentation at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more about the program, call Tricia or Pam at 772-4346 or go to library.strathamnh.gov.

For more information about historical society membership, go to www.strathamhistsoc.org, email info@strathamhistsoc.org or call 778-0434. Annual dues are $5; $4 for seniors. The society presents programs throughout the year.

Monadnock Ukulele Group to meet next week

DUBLIN — The Monadnock Ukulele Group will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Dublin Community Center, 1123 Main St.

All levels of experience are welcome. The group is free, but small donations are appreciated.

For more information or to obtain music for the month, email Nancy at thoreaucottage@gmail.com.

Artist to discuss portraits of victims of addiction

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Artists Association’s next meeting, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Manchester City Library, will feature a program by Anne Marie Fanfagna titled “Portrait Artist for Addiction”

Fanfagna lost her 25-year-old daughter, Jackie, to a heroin addiction in 2014. Unable to paint after her daughter’s death, the association says, Fanfagna eventually began painting a vibrant, joyful portrait of Jackie, which took a couple of months to complete.

Fanfagna was then asked to do the same for a friend who also lost a child to addiction. The association says she now has found her calling — painting portraits of overdose victims to remember those who lost their lives to this epidemic.

The group is meeting at the library for its September meeting only. Meetings will return to the New Hampshire Institute of Art at the usual time, 6 p.m., in October.

For more information about the association, go to www.manchesterartists.com.

Volunteers wanted to clean up river, brook

WALPOLE — Monadnock region residents will wade along the banks of the Ashuelot River and Beaver Brook on Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of the annual Connecticut River Conservancy’s Source to Sea Cleanup, a four-state community effort to clean up the Connecticut River and its tributaries.

Local sponsors include the Cheshire County Conservation District, the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee, the city of Keene, Granite State Rural Water Association, Keene State College, Keene Young Professionals, Moosewood Ecological, and The Harris Center for Conservation Education.

Cleanup crews will start work at 9 a.m. both days at sites in Keene, Swanzey and Marlow among others. Though not required, volunteers are encouraged to bring a boat and life jackets if available. Those who would like to use a canoe should register and request one. Trash bags and gloves will be provided to all volunteers. Source to Sea Cleanup T-shirts will be given to the first 100 participants.

To volunteer, register with the Cheshire County Conservation District at 756-2988 ext. 16, email amanda@cheshireconservation.org and or go to www.cheshireconservation.org/source-to-sea-cleanup.

‘Washington Spied Here’ topic of DAR program

The Mercy Hathaway White Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the First Congregational Church Parish Hall, 1548 Hopkinton Road in Hopkinton.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will feature a New Hampshire Humanities’ program, “Washington Spied Here,” which will be presented by Douglas Wheeler.

At the chapter’s August meeting in Dunbarton, Chaplain Polly Wright performed a welcoming ceremony for new member Susan DeLuca of Warner.

For the program, Deborah Moore, a genealogist with the N.H. Division of Vital Records Administration, with assistance from her husband, John, presented a program titled “Lineage Documentation of Tales from the Trenches Verifying Your Ancestors.”

For more information about the DAR, contact Regent Allison Vallieres at fancyiris@gsinet.net or Registrar Barbara Corson at bcorson@mcttelecom.com.

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