Wednesday

Photography from School to Career Program in Newmarket Schools

Photography by Newmarket students has been dotted about the town this month in schools, town hall and other public places, and in the art exhibit sponsored by Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance at Ampers& Gallery.

Students interested in photography as a career took photos of historic district properties throughout town highlighting Newmarket's designation as a site on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

The School to Career program facilitated the project by obtaining funding from the Hallmark Institute of Photography, the Newmarket Historical Society, and the Boston Educational Network.

This program's purpose is to encourage students to become involved in real life experiences through job shadowing and internships. The experience is meant to assist students in making realistic and well informed decisions about career planning while still in high school.

Mike Puiia, owner of Fine Day Photography, worked with the students in photographing their subjects.

This grant meshed well with the philosophy of School to Career, says Nancy Winterbottom, the program's coordinator. Based on the idea that learning happens in many places and with many people, School to Career makes learning relevant and meaningful in helping students explore careers and acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

For more information, contact Nancy Winterbottom.

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Holiday Newmarket Farmers' Market on November 21st & December 19th

The Newmarket Farmers' Market will continue to provide local, fresh and organic food choices to the seacoast community throughout the cold weather months every 3rd Saturday of the month. The first two markets are the Holiday Markets on November 21st and December 19th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside The Stone Church on Zion Hill where live music will be performed as market goers choose their food.
The Holiday Markets will offer an array of foods for winter meals and holiday gatherings such as gourmet mushrooms, apples, carrots, turnips, kale, potatoes, winter squash, cheese, eggs, honey, maple syrup, cider, wine, beef, chicken, fish, pork, oysters, fresh bread and baked goods. Beeswax candles and goat's milk soaps, and holiday related items will also be featured by local artisans. View the list of market vendors. For more information, contact Jill Leavenworth, market coordinator.

Other market dates are January 16th, February 20th and March 20th, 2010.

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Friday

Newmarket Farmers' Market this Saturday 10/10 Last of the Season

This Saturday October 10th is the final day of the Newmarket Farmers' Market for the warm weather season - this market will be held inside the Stone Church due to possible rain.

Music will be performed by market favorites
The George Brown Band and Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki.

Green Alliance will be also be returning tomorrow offering information on sustainable choices to businesses.

The
Market will continue through the cold weather months inside the Stone Church every 3rd Saturday of the month beginning November 21st through
March 20th from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
The Newmarket Farmers' Market Cookbook sold out during last Saturday's Market. More will be available this Saturday for $1.50. The cookbook lists the musicians, food vendors and volunteers who gave the Market shape and substance. The recipes are favorites of vendors and patrons of the Market, and include ingredients available from the Market such as oysters, pastured pork chops, oyster mushrooms, flounder and garlic scapes.

Jill Leavenworth, the market coordinator, created this cookbook as a commemoration of the first Newmarket Farmers' Market season at the Stone Church.

The
cover art and design is by Michael Johnston, a local artist painting en plein air at the market on several occasions.

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Wednesday

Handmade Gifts at Newmarket Farmers' Market Saturday 10/10

This Saturday October 10th, Jan Dunn and Liz George will be guest vendors at the Newmarket Farmers' Market offering market goers a selection of handmade gifts. Jan and Liz are a creative duo from the Seacoast of NH who started their journey by creating hand-made gifts for family and friends.
Jan enjoys crafting with fibers and paint. She loves making whimsical characters for your home through seasonal decorations and floor mats.

Liz has a passion for flowers and photography which she shares through her greeting cards and prints. Her passions don't end there - she also creates gem stone jewelry and her family's favorite, Brown Bag Cookies, molded from ceramic molds made in Hill, NH.

For more information, email
Liz.
The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stone Church parking lot June 20th through this Saturday October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.

The Market will continue throughout the
cold weather months every third Saturday - November through March inside the Stone Church. November 21st will be the first Saturday of the cold weather markets offering food and music inside.


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Monday

Poem by Local Poet Jonathan Stoker


The Night Sky


As I walk to the end of the gravel drive
Looking at the sky, tattooed in velvet and ink
A backdrop that serves only to enhance the brightest
specks of light which pour upon the spot I stand
for this moment of time.
I drink the night air
Like a cool fluid made of silence and thought.
The stars are too low this night,
Pinholes in a bottomless well.
I reach up to cup one.
Like the others, it eludes my imagination,
and refuses to be captured.
I know I am alive tonight
I am not a recluse, hidden away like the rusted rake
with the splintered handle, in the corner of the shed.
I am not homeless, like the seed of a dandelion
Riding on whispers, finding refuge in the chipped corner of a

sidewalk.
I am not Kerouac, never want to be,
because he was then, and these stars are now.
If I could only freeze time and watch
as the sun slowly descends, like a pat of melting butter
coating the branches of the birch trees
and night is resurrected to cast its spell
On yet another morning.
The silhouette of the old pine tree
Trying its best to hide the moon
Reaches down to thumb through the pages,
now covered in dust and webs
to jar my memories of people I’ve forgotten.
The cobblestone path snakes through the garden
to the front door.
It’s a new beginning of a new day
These are the days of new words, new wonders,
new miracles.


by Jonathan Stoker


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 Thursday October 8th. 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.


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