T HE W HITE M OUNTAIN S HOPPER /J OURNAL • North Country Fruit & Vegetable Seminar & Trade Show Mountain View Grand Resort, Presidential Ballroom, Mountain View Road, Whitefield, New Hampshire October 29th 2014, 9:00am 3:30pm Now that the growing season is coming to a close it’s time for the North Country Fruit and Vegetable Seminar and Trade show! This year’s event will be held on October 29th at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield. The daylong event will feature UNH’s Professor Brent Loy with an update on recently released and soon to be release varieties of pumpkins and squashes. Ruth Hazzard, UMass’s Vegetable Specialist will be joining us to discuss options for extending the season with low tunnel crops and long term storage. We will hear from NH Commissioner of Agriculture, Lorraine Merrill and Gary Keough, state statistician from the National Agricultural Statistics Service about the good news for the state from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. We’ll also be facilitating a farmer to farmer exchange about season extension and winter marketing options and getting an update on the recent revisions to the proposed rules for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Lunch will be prepared by the Mountain View Grand and will feature a seasonal, local fare. Guests are encouraged to attend early and visit the trade show where a variety of agriculture vendors will be on hand. There is a substantial pre-registration discount if you sign up by October 21. For more information please visit http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Reso urce004299_Rep6151.pdf or call the UNH Cooperative Extension Grafton County office at 603787-6944. In addition to the educational programming, 3 pesticide recertification credits will be available for licensed applicators and there will be ample time to visit trade show booths highlighting companies that provide the services, supplies and equipment needed for fruit and vegetable production. NCC holds auditions for Madrigal Dinner Mark your calendar for the 34th annual Madrigal Dinner presented by North Country Chorus. The 2015 edition of this event will be held Jan 23, 24, and 25 at the Monroe Town Hall in Monroe, NH. This year's play was written by Woody Starkweather of Danville, VT, who will also codirect. The show takes place at the Spanish court of Isabella and Ferdinand. Christopher Columbus reports on his discoveries and displays the "riches" he returned with - or not. The Inquisitor Torquemada will ensure that all activities are ecclesiastically aligned - or not. There will be a flashback to happenings on the Santa Maria - a carping crew, some curious water sprites, and, when they make landfall, some partying natives supplying their own rendition (or rendering) of the Boar's Head ceremony. NCC is holding auditions for a number of character roles which vary in number of lines. The parts being auditioned include (* major roles): *Queen Isabella, *King Ferdinand, *Christopher Columbus, *Torquemada the Grand Inquisitor, Lady-in-Waiting Inez, two shipmates of Columbus, and two female water sprites. Auditions for all speaking roles will be held by appointment at three locations: Tuesday 7 Oct, beginning at 6 pm at St. Johnsbury Academy Saturday 11 Oct, beginning at 10 am at Wells River Church Sunday 12 Oct, beginning at 6 pm in Littleton, location TBA To reserve a time for your audition and request a script, contact Claire Mead via email at [email protected], or phone: (h) 603-989-5523 or (m) 215-962-2998. Rehearsals will begin in midNovember. Times and venues will Your Hometown Guide Since 1976 be arranged once the cast is selected. Efforts will be made to maximize the use of actors' time and minimize their travel. If you've never experienced Madrigal Dinner, check out the • October, 2014 13 event's long history at www.northcountrychorus.org. You'll always find the most current details there as well, including ticket information when it becomes available. WorkReadyNH Tuition Free Class CONWAY, NH – White Mountains Community College is accepting registrations for the next Conway area WorkReadyNH class. The three-week, 60 hour class will be held Monday through Thursday, October 20th through November 6th, from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Granite State College. The class is available to NH residents, regardless of employment status and is completely tuition free to participants. WorkReadyNH provides tools to help job seekers assess, improve and document proficiency levels in math, reading and locating information and helps prepare them for today’s workplace through a hands-on classroom soft skills training. Soft Skills are identified by employers as some of the most important skills an applicant or employee can have. This training covers the interview process, workplace communication, conflict resolution, ethics, problem solving, employer expectations, meeting etiquette, self-discipline, teambuilding, workplace safety, customer service and diversity. Participants are able to practice their competencies through the operation of a simulated business throughout class. The program is open to NH residents seeking to enter the workplace for the first time, to reenter after becoming unemployed or for those who simply want to improve their skills and advance in their careers. Successful graduates earn the National Career Readiness Certificate and the White Mountains Community College soft skills certificate. WorkReadyNH is a joint effort of the Community College System of NH and NH Works. To register, call White Mountains Community College at 342 3099. Applicants may also request a referral from a NH Works employment counselor or go to www.ccsnh.edu/WorkReadyNH. OUR CORNER STORE EARLY FALL BAG SALE Our Corner Store located at 4 Main street in Whitefield will be holding an early fall bag sale on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11. Cost is $5.00 a bag. We have a good supply of household items, cooler weather clothing as well as books and puzzles. Donations of gently used clothing and household articles and furniture are welcome during store hours. Maybe it’s time to clean out your closets to keep our shelves stocked with merchandise to share with others in the community? One of our volunteers, a local nursing professional, will be available on Friday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM for free blood pressure and glucose screenings at our “Ask a Nurse” table. Questions about other health issues will also be welcomed. Our Corner Store is overseen by an ecumenical board of directors who are affiliated with multiple churches and denominations in Whitefield, Littleton, and Jefferson. Recipients of funds will be non-profit community service groups in the area and individual community members who find themselves in need of emergency assistance. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. We are closed on Sunday. For more information, call the store at 8378877. 14 T HE W HITE M OUNTAIN S HOPPER /J OURNAL • Phone (603) 745-2828 Storage Trailers Office Trailers Containers Long & Short Term Rentals MEADOW LEASING, INC. Littleton, NH 1-800-762-7026 Stockley Trucking INC. 603-444-0345 Kim & Karen Brooks 405 S. Main Street, Lisbon, NH 03585 Phone: 603-838-2860 www.stockleytrucking.com Lyman, New Hampshire M. 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Additional prizes are gift certificates to Ariana’s Restaurant in Orford, Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery in North Woodstock, and Slick’s Ice Cream in Bath. Funds earned by the Leaders’ Association directly support 4-H youth development activities in our On behalf of Grafton County 4-H, Jessica Gall of the Littleton Raccoons 4-H Club receives a grill donated by Aubuchon Hardware in Littleton. county such as foods and textiles events, horse shows, and scholarships to 4-H camp and 4-H Teen Conference. Any donation to the Grafton County 4-H Leaders’ Association is tax deductible to the extent of federal guidelines. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and can be purchased from your local 4-H leader. The drawing will be held at the county office on December 20, 2014. For more information about 4-H or the raffle, please contact Amy Gall at 838-5081.
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