NH Club Briefs: Danbury Grange offers craft fair, farmers market Saturday

December 03. 2014 10:34PM

Grange offers craft fair, farmers market Saturday

DANBURY — Blazing Star Grange 71 will host its 24nd annual Danbury Holiday Craft Fair and Winter Farmers Market, featuring more than 20 vendors, at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Grange Hall, 15 North Road.

All of the products for sale are locally produced. A bistro will offer breakfast sandwiches and serve lunch from 10:30 a.m to closing.Danbury children’s book author Mary Lyn Ray will be on hand to sell and sign her books, including her latest, “Go to Sleep, Little Farm.”

Farm and local specialty food vendors will include Autumn Harvest, Nannie’s Canning Pantry, Nancy’s Chocolates, Cutting Farm, Huntoon Farm, Huckins Farm, Haunting Whisper Vineyards and La Tarte Café & Bakery.

The Purple Ant, Rocky Meadow Designs, Andrea’s Quilted Kitchen Necessities, Steven’s Homemade and Rosemary Mcguirk’s prints will be among the vendors selling handcrafted items.

The winter markets will continue the first Saturday of the month through May from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grange Hall. For more information, go to www.danburygrange.org.

The Grange’s next meeting will be after the Jan. 3 market, at 2 p.m. in the hall. Anyone interested may contact Donna at 768-5579 or donnaardena@gmail.com.

Candia Homemakers plan Christmas party Monday

CANDIA — The Candia Homemakers will have its annual Christmas party and potluck luncheon at its next meeting at 11:15 a.m. Monday at the home of the club’s chairman. For more information and directions, call 483-2704.

Concord-area DAR honors Good Citizens, sets meeting

CONCORD — The Buntin Rumford Webster Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will honor veterans during its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the City Side Grille, 25 Manchester St.

Members are asked to bring articles for the residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton. To RSVP, call Marilyn at 485-8143 or Sheila at 228-8029. Meetings are open to the public.During its November meeting, the chapter recognized six of the seven students chosen as the chapter’s DAR Good Citizens and their families.

The students — Avery Van De Water of Bow High School, Lyla Boyajian of Pembroke Academy, Katherine Muzzey of Concord High School, Sadie Kaplan of Franklin High School, Kristen Andrewski of Bishop Brady High School and Christopher Fall of Merrimack Valley High School — were introduced and each was presented a Good Citizen pin, certificate and a monetary gift. The members also asked the students questions about their school, community and church involvement. For the seventh Good Citizen, Ryan Marquis of Pittsfield High School, a presentation by Janet Anderson was held at his school.

DAR membership is open to women 18 and older who can trace an ancestor to a service in the Revolutionary War.

Bedford club to give awards at tree-lighting ceremony

BEDFORD — The Bedford Women’s Club plans to give its three FIR awards — for friendship, inspiration and recognition — during a tree-lighting ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in front of the Town Memorial Tree, on Bedford Center Road near the corner of Church Road.

The Friendship Award will go to Madonna Lovett Repeta to thank her for her friendship in the community. She is a 20-year member of the club and a past president who has served on several committees, including as a current Scholarship Committee member. She also has served on the Bedford Highway Safety Committee. A professional photographer, she takes photos for both the police and fire departments and also helps with fundraising for the fire department.

Landscaper Scott Lapointe, owner of Great Scott Landscaping, will receive the Inspiration Award for his “generous community service beautifying Bedford.” He has supported the club’s work by donating services and materials, including helping with the landscaping and refurbishment of a number of town gardens.

Anthony DiNardo will receive the Recognition Award for his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and for “showing his love for America” in his recent memoir, “Across the Tracks: An Immigrant’s Journey.”

The community is invited to attend. The Bedford High School Chorus will close the ceremony with song.

For more details, call Nancy Herper at 471-0892.

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