The Community School in South Tamworth will offer a new session of the Perkins Farm Explorers, a program designed for home school students ages 8-12 years from the greater Lakes Region, White Mountains and western Maine, beginning Tuesday, March 11.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:58
Cooper Cargill Chant Sponsors Sled Dog Races in Tamworth March 1-2
Cooper Cargill Chant Attorneys at Law has signed on as a sponsor of the Tamworth Sled Dog Races, which will be held March 1-2 on Lake Chocorua. The oldest continuous sled dog race in the Northeast, the International Sled Dog Racing Association-sanctioned event is a joint effort of the Tamworth Outing Club and the New England Sled Dog Club.
According to Tamworth Outing Club president, Anne Chant, "We've had 40 to 60 teams competing in the past, with adult and junior competitors. Our sprint races - one of the longest-running sprint races in the world - typically have teams of three to eight dogs, with the largest teams having 14 dogs. We also have skijoring races, in which a cross-country skier is pulled by one or two dogs. The course, which runs between three and five miles, starts on Lake Chocorua, then winds through the woods and finishes back on the lake, making for great spectating. The Outing Club will have plenty of hot food and beverages available, so it will all add up to two great days out on the lake."
Competitors come from Canada, New York, New Jersey and throughout New England to compete in Tamworth. "Teams race in professional and sportsman categories, with pros earning points for placements,'' Chant said. "These points count towards the International Sled Dog Racing Association standings. The teams with the most points over the season compete to determine the best sled dog racers in the world."
Paul Chant shares his wife's enthusiasm for the event. "At Cooper Cargill Chant, we're happy to be able to support the races. They bring visitors and locals together in a spectacular setting, while continuing a proud, nearly 75-year tradition of sled dog racing in Tamworth."
Visit www.nesdc.org/Events.htm for more information on the Tamworth Sled Dog Races. Visit CooperCargillChant.com for more infornation on Cooper Cargill Chant.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 03:47
CONWAY — Christ Episcopal Church in North Conway will be offering "Ashes to Go," a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, on Ash Wednesday, March 5.
The Rev. Susan J. Buchanan, rector of Christ Church, will be offering ashes in the alleyway behind the church at Pine and Main streets, 9-11:30 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. "Ashes to Go'' was introduced in 2013 and was an immediate success.
"For centuries, Christians have received a cross of ashes on the face at the beginning of that season as a reminder of our finitude and an invitation to receive God's forgiveness. 'Ashes to Go' provides the opportunity to participate in that tradition for people who have lost their connection to a church, or have never participated before,'' she said. It is also provides a place to receive ashes for people whose busy schedules do not allow them to attend the many services offered throughout the Mount Washington Valley on Ash Wednesday.
Christ Episcopal Church will also offer a traditional Ash Wednesday service inside the church at 8 a.m. and again at noon, and at 7 p.m. will take part in the Community Ash Wednesday service to be held at the Conway Village Congregational Church in Conway. Visit www.christchurchnorthconway.com for more information.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 03:31
Tamworth Farmers Market will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Tamworth town House in Tamworth Village.
Sellers will have vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, even breakfast and lunch made with local ingredients. Word has it tomato soup with grilled cheese and sauerkraut on dark rye will be on the menu.
If you are curious about participating in the farmers' market this season, 2014-15 applications will be on hand. Just ask for Bob Streeter or Peg Loughran for more information.
Siena Kaplan, a health care market navigator with the White Mountain Health Center, will be on site to answer questions about health care and how to sign up on the exchange.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 03:48
St. Andrew's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church welcomes one and all to its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper fundraiser on Tuesday, March 4. Reservations and tickets are not needed for this evening of feasting and fun at the church's parish hall, 678 Whittier Road, Tamworth, starting at 6 p.m.
The custom of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent begins, has its roots in the Middle Ages. During Lent there were many foods that most Christians would not eat such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milk. So that no food was wasted, families would have a pre-Lenten feast and eat up all the foods that would not last the 40 days of Lent without spoiling. The need to eat up the
fats gave rise to the French name Mardi Gras, meaning Fat Tuesday. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of flour. (In England and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is still
fondly known as Pancake Day.)
On the St. Andrew's menu are pancakes (both plain and with blueberries)with real maple syrup, sausage, dessert, and beverages, all served in a relaxed, family style. The cost is $5 per adult or teen and $2 for each for children 12 years and younger.
Fifty percent of all funds raised through the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will support Agape Ministries, Bearcamp Valley School and Children's Center, and Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County.
On Wednesday, March 5 St. Andrew's will hold Ash Wednesday services at noon and at 7 p.m. Call St. Andrew's offices at (603) 323-8515 for more information.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 03:31
- Joe Skehan Fishing Derby winners announced
- Avalanche presentation at SOLO Feb. 25
- Painting the town pink: Jen's Friends pink flamingo flocking campaign under way through Feb. 22
- Spring Cleaning? Cornerstone Christian Academy is collecting old shoes to benefit microenterprise
- Observatory offering free educational programs at Weather Discovery Center during February vacation
- Jackson Art Gallery and Studio plans fun classes in February and March