Thursday

Audrey Drake to Perform at the Market this Saturday August 1st

Music be will heard first thing in the morning from The Stone Church parking lot at 9 a.m. - opening the Newmarket Farmers' Market. Music will flow until 1 p.m.

Audrey J. Drake (audio) will begin the day performing outside for the market goers. Listen to her sing in the video above.

Young talent from Newmarket High School will also be guest musicians. Jason Adams, his friend Em Kelly and her brother, and Hillary Donnell will perform in the second half of the market.

The Newmarket Farmers'Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.

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Music in Bandstand Downtown Newmarket this Saturday

Music will be heard downtown at 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Main Street in the Bandstand Saturday.

Deep Fryed Blues
will be playing for the pleasure of Main Street strollers this Saturday August 1st. Leif Gerjuoy will be filling in for the lead singer and playing t
he keyboard.

Every Satu
rday through Labor Day musicians perform outside at the War Memorial Pavilion otherwise referred to as the Main Street Bandstand.

The Main Street Music Serenade Series is sponsored by Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance (LACA) and We Dig Newmarket. From 11 to 2 on Saturdays music resonates down Main as errands are run and breakfast is eaten.

For more information about performances, contact Leif, the serenade series coordinator.

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Slow Food Seacoast at Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday 8/1

Slow Food Seacoast is the local chapter of the worldwide Slow Food movement. Together they work towards a healthier food system, slowing down the pace of life by focusing on the pleasures of good, clean and fair food. Slow Food Seacoast is a guest vendor at the Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday, August 1st.

The Seacoast chapter got its start in 2006, beginning as a small group of founding members. This seed grew from an active group of enthusiastic volunteers and supporters, including farmers, chefs, gardeners, home cooks, and people who just love good food. In just three years Slow Food Seacoast has grown to more than 80 dues-paying members of Slow Food USA, hundreds of attendees at potlucks and annual events, and nearly 1000 mailing list members. This is a testament to the power of the emerging local food movement and the strong community culture in Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine.

The volunteers of Slow Food Seacoast host events that focus on education and celebration. They seek to learn how food is produced and prepared by skilled farmers, artisans, and chefs, what can be done to support farmers and their land, and how to appreciate fresh, seasonal, and local food, and to bring people together of all ages and backgrounds to share the community table.They host monthly potlucks open to all at no charge, and events small and large such as the summer Farm Picnic, autumn 100-Mile Thanksgiving feast, and talks and tours throughout the year. They partner with Seacoast Eat Local on Seacoast Harvest, a Local Food Guide, and with many other businesses and nonprofits around the region. All are welcome to the events. For more information, contact Amy.

The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m
. to 1 p.m. in The Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.

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StoLat Organics Natural Products at Farmers' Market this Saturday 8/1

Stolat Organics A Newmarket home-grown company developed from a personal need to seek out products that were not laden with synthetic colors, fragrances, preservatives and fillers, is a guest vendor at the Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday August 1st.

When the owner's children developed severe eczema and allergies, they found nature provided amazing alternatives to pharmaceuticals. "We are not extremists, however, there is a definite place for mainstream medicine, and we were just waiting until all of our natural options were exhausted….and luckily, we did not get to that point," says Amy Gendreau. They developed Shea Butter based salves to control their eczema and calm down the dry, inflamed skin. This, coupled with their concern for cruelty-free and environmentally safe, renewable resources blossomed into what is StoLat Organics.
StoLat Organics is committed to bringing the best all natural and healthy alternatives to today’s abundance of commercial products. Many of their products are certified organic, most contain nearly 100% organic raw materials and the remainder of the products are the closest to all-natural that can be made to withstand a reasonable shelf-life. People are encouraged to research all of the ingredients used in their products which can be found on their website.

StoLat Organics, whenever possible, gathers their resources locally from the fresh-air surroundings of New England. In cases where materials must be brought from afar, Shea Butter for one example, they seek out the suppliers that adhere to the strict standards of Fair Trade. Their products are NEVER tested on animals.

The word StoLat comes from the Polish wishing of wellness and prosperity. The literal translations used for a toast or a song is May you live a hundred years.

This company is happy to announce their facility and water are now heated using biofuel through Seacoast BioFuels.

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Urgently Needed Items for Animals - Collection at The Stone Church

The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA) is currently in need of Canned & Dry Cat Food, Canned & Dry Dog Food, Clumping Cat Litter, and Kitten Food this week.

The NHSPCA maintains a Wishlist of items needed to care for the 4000 animals they receive yearly. Notice the items in red on the wishlist -these items are urgently needed. A donation box is present at The Stone Church Saturdays during the Newmarket Farmers' Market to collect items for the animals. For more information, email Susie.

This weblog is posting the Pet of the Week for adoption (see the right column).

Wednesday

This is a Call for Artwork from Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance

This is a Call for Artwork for the Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance's upcoming Community Arts Showcase. This event will be held in conjunction with the Newmarket Heritage Festival weekend of September 25 to 27, 2009.

LACA is trying something new during this year's
Newmarket Heritage Festival - a special exhibition of Newmarket-centric art around the central theme of Newmarket Landmarks. This includes downtown scapes, buildings, the waterfront, falls, rivers, Great Bay, mills, farms, gardens, engine house—virtually any subject of choosing that speaks of Newmarket.

Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance Community Arts Showcase will be exhibited September 25 through Novmeber 5, 2009 in the gallery at Ampers& Studio, Newmarket. The open house artists' reception will take place on Friday, September 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be a community-wide celebration during the Festival's opening night with wine and hors d'oeuvres, a viewing gallery and a chance to meet the artists.

Special weekend hours at the gallery during the Newmarket Heritage Festival are as follows: Open Sat & Sun (9/26-27), from 12–5 pm each day.

All media is accepted with 1-3 pieces per artist. Art drop-off and registration deadline is September 22nd. Download info/registration packet. For more information, call 603-659-6823 or email the gallery.


LACA was founded in late 2004 as an all-volunteer, member-supported, private, non-profit corporation to support the arts, culture and heritage of Newmarket and its surrounding communities. Each year LACA strives to host a variety of art and culture related events and projects. Some of these include the Main Street Serenade Series heard at the bandstand and the Newmarket Farmers' Market, as well as art exhibits and wine tastings. LACA is always open to suggestions and volunteers.

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Sunday

Local Artist Doris Dennehy at Farmers' Market August 1st

Doris Dennehy is a Newmarket artist who has enjoyed painting throughout her life. She paints house portraits on commission, and she has painted local and foreign scenes that have caught her interest. Doris' paintings hang in the Newmarket Public Library and in private collections in the area. Also, her paintings are exhibited in various art shows such as Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance (LACA) community art shows. This weekend she is a guest artist vendor at the Newmarket Farmers' Market where she'll be selling her oil paintings and notecards.
She moved to Newmarket with her husband, Chuck, in the summer of 1997 after retiring from teaching at an Exeter area high school. Doris currently studies under Mary Vermeesch of North Hampton. Contact Doris for more information.


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On Belay - Adventure Support Program for Young People

On Belay is a unique outdoor-adventure based support program for young people living with a loved one’s diagnosis of cancer or other life-changing illness.
Th
e aim of On Belay is to help young people discover their own power to face the extraordinary challenge. This is done by offering fun, interactive, and exciting experiences rooted in adventure learning philosophies aimed at creating community. All activities are designed to help young people enhance their sense of personal power, security, strength, and control.

Belay is an old sailing term meaning to secure, to hold fast. In the world of Adventure Learning (specifically climbing) it refers simply to the use of a rope with a friction system to stop a climber’s potential fall.


On Belay is located in Durham and founded by Crescentia Healy-True, known as a woman of great passion and vision. Her vision was to fulfill an unmet need for healthy young people, who are often the forgotten demographic in the mix of one getting the news that they have a serious disease or illness. The first On Belay program was held on June 5, 2004 at the University of New Hampshire’s Browne Center and served 18 participants. Since then, On Belay has taken place once each Fall and Spring season, serving almost over 150 participants.This organization will be present at the Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday August 1st as a guest vendor. Contact Ruth for more information.

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Friday

Linked Together Kids to Sell Lemonade at Farmers' Market

Linked Together is a before and after school program located out of the Newmarket Elementary school. This group will be offering cold lemonade to market goers every Saturday in August to raise money for picnic tables in the Pocket Park downtown. Their work and creativity is displayed on a mural they painted in the Pocket Park.

The mural depicts the
history of
Newmarket. Afte
r learning the history of the mill buildings and in particular how the youth of the town had worked in the mills, the kids were so impressed they decided to paint the mills, the bridge in between them and the gondola used to bring supplies up the river.

When the park is complete, the kids wou
ld like to name the park after someone important to the town’s history. The kids have been developing this park for three years with the intent of making it a safe place for families. The benches and tables that they have chosen to place in the park are intended to honor everyone in Newmarket such as the Veterans. Most of the benches and tables are made of recyclable materials, and the tables are made so wheelchairs can pull in at the end spots.
Madison Teague, Sabrina Ricardo, Hayley Foster, Stephen Cooper, Ryan Hamel, Brooke Richardson, Julia Haas, and Adele Baudet are the kids who have worked on the Pocket Park this past year. A total of 21 kids have contributed to the transformation of this space.

Linked Together is a private, non profit organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting the youth of our community and surrounding areas to identify and achieve their goals through a variety of learning experiences and community participation. For more information, email Ree Cooper, the executive director.

The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.

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Thursday

NHSPCA Donation Box for Urgent Items at The Stone Church July 25

The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA) is collecting items such as dog and cat food. They maintain a Wishlist (click on Wishlist to view) of items the NHSPCA are in need of to care for the 4000 animals they receive yearly. Notice the items in red on the wishlist -these items are urgently needed. (Click on the photos of the animals to view those available for adoption.)

A donation box will be present at The Stone Church beginning this Saturday at the July 25th Farmers' Market to collect items for the animals. For more information, email Susie.

This weblog will be posting the Pet of t
he Week for adoption.

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