The Conway Public Library is pleased to exhibit the original art of Ernest O. Brown – Ernie to long-time Valley residents. From stunning murals to small pieces in acrylic there is only one word that captures the range and realism of Brown's work — exquisite. He is a life-long artist who got serious in the 1960s. His wall murals graced the old Scottish Lion Restaurant as well as Heritage House, while it was running. Illustrated state maps were also a forte for a time. Now that the Browns have returned to live in the Valley once again, Ernie's art is easily accessible again. This show is titled "Some Old/Some New" which is exactly what you will see on the walls of the Ham Community Room during the month of December. There will be an open reception on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and Brown will be on hand. All pieces are for sale. The artist also works on commission. If you are looking for a truly stunning gift for a special someone, do not miss this exhibit at the Conway Public Library.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 04:23
Bartlett Recreation is in need of some adult elves to aid us in our annual children's shopping event. The shopping will occur on Thursday, Dec. 12, right after the elementary school concert. All gifts for are $1.50. Parents, older siblings and grandparents are asked not to enter the workshop and to be patient while the elves help them shop. This year we are asking that all children wait for an elf. We have pre-wrapped and tagged all the items in an effort to make the shopping a smooth process.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 04:19
Many of us are instructed as children to do "the very best we possibly can" and many of us strive to do this throughout our lives. But how many can say they have done one thing exceptionally well, consistently, for 37 years and not only never missed the mark, but continued to get even better? Larry Baima, the late Drew Hanfield, and Leslie Fletcher have somehow managed to do this at The Thompson House Eatery. I am not alone in feeling that, without exaggeration, The Thompson House Eatery has been "the best eating experience in the whole world" — what an accomplishment. While devastated by the loss of this culinary icon, we all celebrate the next phase of Larry and Leslie's lives, and feel extremely fortunate to have had been part of their extraordinary legacy. They have not only served us delicious, healthy and beautiful meals, they have nourished our entire community by their presence and hard work. We all wish them the best that life and health can offer, and (after a long-overdue and well-deserved rest), look forward to what new adventures they will now have the time and opportunity to share together. From the bottom of our hearts (and tummies), Thank You, Larry and Leslie. Well done!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 04:13
Tina Titzer and her Act One Dance Company are returning to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Dec. 7 for their fifth annual performance of "Festival of Dance" and the Christmas classic, "The Nutcracker Sweets." The show will feature many styles of dance, including ballet, tap, and jazz. Call (207) 935-4020 to reserve tickets or stop by Tina Titzer's School of Dance on Main Street or Spice and Grain on Portland Street to purchase tickets. The show begins at 7 p.m. and is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 04:49
The Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 6783 are hoping that members of the two communities can help collect Christmas cards to be sent to soldiers in the service. All you have to do is take a Christmas card and sign it. If you would like to add a personnel greeting feel free. Take the cards to The Homestead Scoop and New Suncook School in Lovell and Thriftway in Fryeburg, Maine by Thursday, Dec. 5. In the Christmas spirit let's show the boys and girls how much we support their service to their country at this time of year.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 04:39
- Freedom Town Column: the Freedom Village Store celebrates the photography of Joe Viger Dec. 6
- Gibson Gleanings: Saint Nicholas Party Dec. 6, gift exchange Dec. 16
- Eaton Town Column: Cassandra Marsh at the Inn at Crystal Lake Dec. 4 to 6
- Albany Town Column: Skating show at Ham Arena Dec. 7
- Henry Spencer: Effingham Town Column: Christmas concert Nov. 30
- Library Connection: Local author book fair Dec. 14