Fast News for Feb. 13

Citizen Petition Articles

WILTON – At the end of town meeting on March 12, residents will consider two citizen petition articles dealing with climate and political redistricting. Petitions can be placed on the town warrant by 25 or more eligible voters.

Article 31 asks state and federal elected representatives to enact carbon-pricing legislation to protect New Hampshire from the costs and environmental risks of continued climate inaction. “To protect households, we support a Carbon Fee and Dividend approach that charges fossil fuel producers for their carbon pollution and rebates the money collected to all residents on an equal basis. Enacting a Carbon Cash-back program decreases long-term fossil-fuel dependence, aids in economic transition for energy consumers, and keeps local energy dollars in New Hampshire’s economy.” Article 32 asks the state’s General Court to redraw the maps of political districts within the state “in a manner that ensures fair and effective representation of New Hampshire voters.” In order to do that, “the General Court shall appoint an independent redistricting commission that draws the new district maps in a way that does not rely on partisan data such as election results or party registration or favor particular parties or candidates.” The full wording of the petitions is available at the town office.

Oscar Swag

AMHERST – The Nib and Quill in association with The Artisan Group, participated in an exclusive celebrity gift lounge event hosted by GBK Productions at this year’s Oscars on Feb.9. The Gift Lounge took place on Feb. 7-8 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California. The Nib and Quill’s heirloom quality handcrafted leather Pocket Journals  were included in The Artisan Group’s sought after celebrity swag bags. The journals, which are made of recycled leather, measure 2.5” x 3″ and are bound with black waxed linen thread. Offering a total of 6 chapters and a hand-braided, waxed linen wrap closure, the journals make creative expression easy with multi-media friendly, 50 lb. acid-free, hand torn paper. The Nib and Quill’s Pocket Journals retail for $30.00 and are available to purchase online at thenibandquill.com and also at home decor and gift destination Junction 71,  71 NH-101A.

Lyndeborough Kindergarten Registration

WILTON – Registration for incoming Kindergarten students begins on March 18, 2020 from 6PM to 8PM at Lyndeborough Central School. Registration continues through May 7, 2020 from 9AM to 2PM each day.  Students eligible for Kindergarten this fall must be 5 yrs. old by September 30, 2020. Seewww.sau63.orgfor additional details and required registration documents. Questions-call Lyndeborough Central School at 732-9228.

Garden Club

AMHERST – The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua’s Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department. Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots. Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their Facebook page, “Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners.”

‘Land and Sea’

AMHERST — The Gallery at LaBelle Winery Amherst, in partnership with Sullivan Framing and Fine Art Gallery in Bedford, New Hampshire, will present an exhibit titled “Land and Sea — Recent Works by Sandra Kavanaugh” from Feb. 3, 2020 through June 8, 2020. 

An opening reception for the show will be held on Feb. 19, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission to the reception is free. Registration is suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. To register for the reception visit LaBelleWineryEvents.com.

Kavanaugh holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She exhibits her work throughout New England, and is a member of the Copley Society in Boston. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association as well as a member of the North Shore Art Association, the Pastel Society of New Hampshire, the Pastel Society of Maine, and the Newburyport Art Association.

“This brand new collection of pastel paintings by New Hampshire artist Sandra Kavanaugh is inspired by the natural beauty of our local surroundings,” says Amy Sullivan, owner of Sullivan Framing and Fine Art Gallery. “Through Kavanaugh’s paintings we are forced to slow down and experience an ordinary moment in time in the constantly changing New England landscape.”

On April 1, 2020 at 6 p.m. Kavanaugh will give a live artist’s demonstration at LaBelle Winery in Amherst during which she will create a painting with pastels. Admission is free, but registration in advance is required due to limited seating. Visit LaBelle Winery’s website to register.

For more information about Kavanaugh’s Amherst exhibit visit The Gallery at LaBelle Winery Amherst’s website. To learn more about Sandra Kavanaugh and her work visit SullivanFraming.com. 

LaBelle Winery’s flagship location and vineyard are located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, New Hampshire. 

The Bistro at LaBelle Winery, also in Amherst, serves lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. The restaurant is family-friendly and offers a special menu for children.