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Spots still available for aviation camp

GILFORD — The WinnAero and FAA-sponsored ACE Academies are getting ready for their summer programs with seats still available in a few day camps.

The ACE Academies, held at the Laconia Airport, stress STEM-education through an aviation and aerospace perspective. Some seats are still available for middle school students in the ACE Space Camp July 13-17 and the ACE Academy scheduled for July 20-24.

Space Academy students will build and fly model rockets, visit UNH's Aerospace Engineering labs and design a "space mission" with guidance from a NASA astronomer and a NASA engineer.

ACE Academy students in the July 20-24 session will build and fly model airplanes, ride in a New Hampshire National Guard helicopter, "fly" simulators, tour the Manchester/Boston Regional Airport Control Tower and fly at the controls of a light aircraft with a certified flight instructor.

Interested students and parents are encouraged to contact WinnAero Education Director Dan Caron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting the WinnAero website at www.winnaero.org.



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Annual Loon Festival set for July 18

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Loon Center will hold its 38th annual Loon Festival on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center on Lee's Mills Road.

Events at the festival will include story-telling, balloon animals by Mo, live animals, face-painting by Caitlyn, and loon facts trivia that might earn participants some throws at the dunk tank. There will also be slideshows presented by Loon Center biologists.

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will have a Discovery Table with wildlife artifacts to touch, and will present some live animals to learn about.

The New Hampshire Lakes Association will have a display where attendees can learn about invasive aquatic plants.

For 40 years the Loon Preservation Committee has worked to preserve the Common Loon and its habitat in New Hampshire through research, education and management activities. The festival is an opportunity to learn about these marvelous and mysterious birds and how you can help protect them.

To reach the Loon Center from Route 25 in Moultonborough turn onto Blake Road at the Moultonborough Central School. Follow Blake Road one mile to the end at Lee's Mills Road. Turn right and the Loon Center is the first building on the left, #183.

Further information can be obtained by calling (603) 476-5666 or sending a email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Exhibit opening at Carega Gallery on July 11 features works in art & clay

SANDWICH — On Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery will host a dynamic evening of art and clay.

Three Exhibits in One Barn features the work of Anne Garland: "Trees", Rebecca Klementovich: "Femmes Fatales" and Ronnie Gould, Animals in Clay. It will be a colorful show as the different energies and techniques of the three artists compliment and contrast one with the other.

The exhibit will run from July 2 through July 25. Rebecca Klementovich will give a talk on Hans Hoffman Color Theory beginning at 3 p.m. before the reception.

Anne Garland has created perhaps her strongest series of paintings in "Trees". An artist who is deeply influenced by nature and the outdoors, Garland's inspiration for this series began while hiking in the White Mountains. Tall trees standing out along the ridgelines touched her muse. The trees are silhouettes; they are gestural and strong. This work is not about landscape but instead it is about the energy that moves within the trees, through them and around them. In the process of painting the series, the trees became a metaphor for aging. Their weathered, broken branches are all noticeable. But they are still standing tall and reaching up. There is still energy, still the insistence of growth in new leaves each spring. They are alive.

Anne Garland lives and works in Jackson.

Rebecca Klemenovitch is an abstract painter with a unique and feminine sense of vibrant color. Abstract painting is not about splashing pretty colors on a canvas. The artist must first know how to draw, second, must be highly aware of composition and color and finally he or she must be able to tell their story on canvas or paper. Klementovich accomplishes all of the above in a fresh new series of paintings that explode with color and energy.

Rebecca Klementovich lives and works in Barlett.

Ronnie Gould has a background in drawing and painting, but perhaps observation has been her keenest tool in producing her animals in clay. Fueled by the visual information supplied by the animals, Gould creates her engaging sculptures. Every animal has it's own personality and it is Gould's goal to highlight these traits. Though dogs may be her preferred subjects, her work runs the gamut from farm animals to exotic species. Each of her animals is individually hand-built in stoneware.

"When I sculpt an animal, its spirit emerges – starting with its gestures, then its face, then its soul. I love the conversation between my hands and the clay during this process, where each sculpture begins to take on a life of its own".

Ronnie Gould lives and works in Bedford, MA.

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday.

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Castle in the Clouds launching Wellness Wednesdays

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds is launching a summer-long program called Wellness Wednesday, with an emphasis on exercise and healthy eating.

Yoga classes will be offered every Wednesday starting Wednesday, July 8, through Aug. 26 at Castle in the Clouds.

Yoga instructor, Kelly Libby of Sacred Space Studio, will lead enthusiasts of all levels in morning yoga on the lawns of the castle grounds. Participants will be able to relish the tranquility that comes from doing yoga in an outdoor, mountain setting. Those attending are reminded to bring their own mat.

Space is limited to 25 participants per session. Those wishing to attend should call 603-476-5414 to reserve a space. Reservations are highly recommended.

Also those taking part will need to use Ossipee Road to access the castle grounds, as the Main Gate will be closed. A trolley to the Castle will meet yoga participants at the Carriage House at 8:15 a.m.

Yoga classes are $15 per person per class, or $90 for a season pass for all eight classes.

In tandem with the classes the Carriage House Restaurant at the castle will be offering a Wellness Special with healthy-dining menu offerings each Wednesday.

Wellness Wednesdays are generously sponsored by Grappone Automotive Group and Huggins Hospital.


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