Special Events

ARTIST LYNNE BROWN EXHIBIT

From the Issue: 
July/August 2010
Working with oils since she was in her teens, Lynne K. Brown enjoys painting the scenes and seasons of New Hampshire.  “I love the state I live in.  Its varied topography, changing seasons, and abundance of wetlands and ponds offer me endless artistic inspiration.  The ever-changing light here adds another whole dimension to every scene.  I could do a painting a day of the same place and each one would be quite different from the other.”

Lynne began her art education as a teen, studying with Connecticut area artists.  She continued design training while in college.  She attended Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where she studied Landscape Architecture.  “That design schooling gave me a great foundation for understanding picture composition and color use.  I also learned how to identify and draw trees!  My main goal with my painting is to capture the mood of the moment with technique, color, and contrast.”

SWANZEY OLD HOME DAY

From the Issue: 
July/August 2010
For a good “old fashioned family fun day” visit the Swanzey Old Home Day being held on Saturday, July 17th.  This year’s event will feature something for the entire family, including the family dog.
 A parade begins at 10 AM.  Some of the highlights include: Kite flying contest, decorated bicycle contest, organized lawn games, bounce house, dunk tank, train rides, pony rides, line dancing, martial arts, cheerleading, dog agility trials, books, antique cars, transportation central with various vehicles for up close viewing, non-stop bands, wood carving, chair caning, arts, crafts and food galore.  Also included will be a “Bike the Bridges” and a “hike Mt. Caesar”, both with a guide and both beginning at 11 AM.
At 1 PM a baseball game between the Swanzey Police and the Swanzey Firefighters will benefit Gert’s Pantry in Swanzey.  Donations of canned goods or $1.00 are requested.  The Swanzey Firefighters will also be hosting a chicken BBQ beginning at 4 PM. 

OLD HOME DAYS

From the Issue: 
June 2010
As the warm weather approaches and you start to think of summer vacations, remember Troy Old Home Days will be July 22-24 this year.  We have activities and entertainment planned for all ages, guaranteed not to stretch your budgets or make you travel too far.  Next meeting of the Old Home Day committee will be on Thursday, June 10, at Gay Kimball Library at 7 PM.  We should have our schedule all set and ready for review and available for editing.  Come check it out.

We have many activities planned.  From the ball game on Thursday night to the Gap Mt Lions Club BBQ and the free band concert (Nelson Town Band) and movie on Friday night to all the entertainment and activities on Saturday.  Everyone is sure to find an activity (or two) to make them smile.  As in the past, Saturday will be filled with different activities.  You can start your day off with a 5 km/3 mile road race (or walk).  Be one of the first 25 to register for $10 and become the proud owner of a genuine Troy Old Home Day 2010 t-shirt.

FITZWILLIAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

From the Issue: 
June 2010
The Fitzwilliam Historical Society will hold its highly anticipated Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 26, 2010 on the Historic Town Common from 1-4 PM, rain or shine.  We will treat you with luscious strawberries, fresh whipped cream, delightful lemonade and homemade biscuits!  Live music will entertain and delight you under sheltering tents. Please join us!

The Amos J. Blake House Museum, on the Common across the street, will be open for free guided tours during this time with a special exhibit: “Dolls, Dollhouses & Miniatures” featuring original and collectible pieces from private collections, displayed on both floors. See you there! For more information -- 603-585-7742 or fitzhs@peoplepc.com  www.fitzhistoricalsociety.org

PHOTO DISPLAY AT CHESHIRE MEDICAL CENTER

From the Issue: 
June 2010
Not that I wish anyone bad health or any major trauma, but if you happen to be on Court Street in Keene and going by the hospital, take a minute to head to the 4th floor and look at the photos on display.  At this writing, there is still some debate of which photos I will hang, but there are likely to be a sheep (or is he a goat?) portrait, some flower close-ups and some landscape details.  Who knows what you might see?  The exhibit will be up Memorial Day weekend through July 15th.

FITZWILLIAM ANTIQUES SHOW

From the Issue: 
June 2010
On Saturday, July 17, the Fitzwilliam Historical Society will hold its Annual Antiques Show on the historic Fitzwilliam Town Common.  This event features antiques dealers from many states.  They have built up a strong following in this area and look forward to being here again this year.  The event runs from 9 AM to 3 PM, rain or shine.  Refreshments will be available.  A special exhibit, Dolls and Miniatures, will be presented in the Amos J. Blake House Museum.  The Museum is located on Rt. 119, just west of Rt. 12.  Free guided tours of the museum will be offered by trained docents.  All proceeds benefit the Fitzwilliam Historical Society. For further information:  603-585-7742

TROY ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP DAY! SATURDAY - MAY 15

From the Issue: 
May 2010
It’s time for Troy Roadside Clean-Up Day, our Spring Pick-Up Campaign, with the familiar Blue Bags!

Lynn Estep-Goodridge, member of the Troy Conservation Commission, has again taken on the challenge of coordinating this event, in cooperation with Jim Dicey.

The blue bags are available at the Transfer Station, for individuals, groups, and neighborhood organizations.  If every neighborhood got together and took care of their street, the job would be that much easier!


For further information on getting Blue Bags, please call Lynn at 242-7776.  Full bags can be left on the side of the road for pick-up by state road crews. If any bags don’t get picked up, either let Jim Dicey know, or bring them in to the Transfer Station.

Every single Blue Bag collected makes a difference, making Troy a better, cleaner town for all of us!

TROY OLD HOME DAYS

From the Issue: 
May 2010
If you haven't planned your summer vacation yet, we hope you will mark your calendars for a staycation during Troy Old Home Days, July 22-24.

We apologize for the cancellation of the April meeting due to a last minute personal conflict. The next meeting of Troy Old Home Days committee will be at Gay Kimball Library, on Thursday May 13, 2010 at 7 PM.

We hope to have a complete schedule available before the summer begins. At the May meeting we hope to have our preliminary schedule available and add items. We can also provide you with information or answer questions. By the June meeting we hope to have the final schedule available. If you are unable to attend the meeting, do let us know how you or your group hope to participate. Your participation makes this a truly community event.  Please use this opportunity to let everyone know who and what your group has to offer.
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