Short Film Made in Newmarket by Purple Finch Moving Picture Society

John Herman participated in the 48 Hour Film Project a few weeks ago. His team, The Purple Finch Moving Picture Society, wrote, cast, shot, edited, and musically scored a short film in 48 hours for their submission to the NH 48 Hour Film Project 2009. The Way They Were Inside is the title. View this film conceived in his living room and shot entirely in Newmarket.


Poem by Jason Bornstein

It Happened

I saw a dream in a broken hedge
my mother, father, and siblings
All set out to judge
their lives like dinner plates.
Harmonious and inept,
of feeling, except porcelain stricture.
Their goblets clanged, and gobs of thought
mushed through scraping intellects.
It was all so harried.
And I was there too being
eaten off of from behind
but when I broke
I was useless and so beautiful
with the others there as well.

by Jason Bornstein

Join the poets and poem enthusiasts every second Thursday of the month at Crackskulls for the Spoken Word poetry reading 7 to 8:45 p.m. The next poetry reading is July 9th. Browse the poetry books and sip a frappe and listen to local poets recite their poems. To read or just for more information contact Arlon.


Bands and Art this Saturday at Newmarket Farmers' Market

Every Saturday in the Stone Church parking lot different musicians, artists and non profit groups will be set up among the weekly farmer vendors to add interest and entertainment to market goers while gathering fresh ingredients and flowers for the week.

orrow the art cards of Cori Caputo will be available for perusal and purchase. Two local bands, Let's Get Married and Codfish Artistocracy will be performing for market goers. Green Alliance will be present offering information on sustainability for businesses and consumers.

The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open from 9 am to 1 pm every Saturday, except July 4th.


Sweet Baby Wine at the Newmarket Farmers' Market every Saturday

Sweet Baby Vineyard - a boutique winery located in Kensington.

They are a vendor at the Newmarket Farmers' Market. They sell fruit wines produced from fruit grown on New Hampshire farms. All four fruit wines,
Blueberry, White Peach, Apple and Strawberry, won medals in the Big E Wine Competition. Their Blueberry Wine won a silver medal at the Indy International. This year old winery is owned by Lewis and Stacey Eaton. It all began as a hobby with their two daughters accompanying them to pick fruit. Hence, Sweet Baby's logo showing the hands of their daughters. The winery also produces two grape wines - the Kensington Red and the Kensington White. These Foch Niagara grapes are grown in Sweet Baby's vineyard. These wines will be available this fall.

The Newmarket Farmers' Market is hosting a variety of local vendors offering organic meats and produce, baked goods, goat cheese and wine. Every Saturday
from 9 to 1 live music will grace the market as market goers shop for weekly staples and peruse the unique art - all in the Stone Church parking lot.


Bob Halperin will Perform this Saturday at Newmarket Bandstand

This Saturday Bob Halperin will be performing in the the War Memorial Bandstand on Main Street in downtown Newmarket. Every Saturday from 11 to 2 musical performances will be held in the bandstand. The Main Street Serenade series is sponsored by Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance and We Dig Newmarket. See Bob performing below on Main Street last year.

Bob Halperin has been developing his mastery of the blues and roots music since the early seventies. He has toured in Belgium and was a member of the legendary seacoast group "Homeless Bob and the Living Room Gypsies" in the 1980s. He has led his own electric blues band and worked extensively as a solo acoustic blues performer and as a supporting performer with others. He was the featured soloist with the Zydeco Band "Little Anne and Hot Cayenne" Besides doing his own solo performances Bob is also a member of the Group "Wooden Eye". Listen to Bob perform above in his performance last year in downtown Newmarket for the Main Street Serenade series.

Walk Main Street Saturday, stop for breakfast, hear Bob perform and then head up to the Stone Church between 9 and 1 for the Farmers' Market where two bands will be performing for market goers: Codfish Artistocracy and Let's Get Married !! (click on the band names to hear their music).


Lions Club Information Meeting Monday June 22nd at the Library

The Newmarket Lions Club has been serving the community for more than 11 years. Like many other service organizations, the Lions Club needs to members to continue serving those in our community requiring assistance. The Newmarket Lions Club has purchased eyeglasses for those in need, provided scholarships for deserving students, and donated food to the food pantry. Their support has been given in many other forms to community needs.

All club members are volunteers. Any money they raise is given back to the community. The Newmarket Lions are looking for service minded men and women ages 18 and up who are interested in helping those less fortunate within their community.

Join the Newmarket Lions at an informational meeting to learn more about the Lions Club this Monday, June 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Newmarket Public Library.

Another example of community support statewide is The Lions Camp Pride for special needs children located in New Durham supported by the New Hampshire Lions Clubs.

If you have any questions, please contact Phil or Sharon Mitchell at 659-5421 or Mike Baillargeon at 778-8496.


Art Exhibit of Candace Stella's Work at Friday Night's Wine Tasting

See these Donkeys painted from the Dingle Peninsula in the art exhibit that will be gracing the walls of Ampers& Gallery across the street from the post office. First to see Candace R. Stella's Ireland inspired paintings, will be those attending the wine tasting and book signing this Friday, June 19th from 7 to 9 pm. The exhibit will also be open Saturday the 20th from 11 to 2 pm.

Sample New
Hampshire Wines and listen to Carla Snow
, the state's first female Certified Wine Specialist (CSW), describe the history and nuances of New Hampshire wines. Her new book out this month, Wine & Dine with New Hampshire, will be available for purchase and signing during the event. The evening features six tastings for $28. Email Kim or Lorelei for reservations and more information.


Top Ten Artistic Students 2009 Newmarket High School Art Exhibit

The 2nd Annual Newmarket High School Student Portfolio Art Exhibit opens Thursday, June 4th with a reception from 6 to 8 pm. All are welcome. The exhibit remains open through June 11th from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays at Ampers& Gallery across the street from the post office in downtown Newmarket. Lamprey Arts and Culture Alliance is contributing $100 toward one student's art supplies. The Top Ten will showcase their artistic talent through a riveting display of art on the gallery walls. Stop by to view the budding talent in the community.

The Newmarket High School Top Ten are

Danielle Dodds ~ Kaylie Goodwin
Jordan Greenfield ~ Kendra Mongeon
Emily Roulo ~ James Rosa
Samantha Scott ~ Michael Sheehan
Emily Small ~ Lindsey Wood

The art above:
Hummingbird by Kendra Mongeon
Ceramic Mask by Jordan Greenfield
Photo Collage by Kaylie Goodwin

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