September 29-30, 2012
It seems like summers get shorter every year and the leaves have already started to show their brillant colors to remind us of that. This is a great time of year to visit our area, the air is so crisp and clear that there's just not the right words to describe it. We hope you are able to join us in the next few weeks to enjoy this wonderful time of year.
More than a Market! Workshops, Music, History, more. . .
Rain or Shine
10 am - 3:00 pm
This market has gradually turned into an annual tradition in our area. Over 20 vendors will be joining us for these special two days. You'll be able to find delightful handmade items along with local businesses with their products. We have such a lovely variety taking part in the market. - beautiful artwork to delicious jams from Zelda. Check out our market page to learn more about each vendor and all the items that are just too numerous to mention. You can also check the webpage during the upcoming holiday season to contact the vendors or locate them at area holiday craft fairs.
This year, we are splitting the market between two locations (so if it rains, we can move inside to keep everyone comfortable). Everything is just a short walk away (literally a stone's through . . . and I can't throw stones that far)! Events and Vendors will be located at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, the Carolina Crapo Memorial Building, the Sugar Hill Museum, and we hope you'll pop into Harman's, too!
Market Munching: from Harman's Cheese to Zelda's jam. Look for Cider Donuts from the Cider House Cafe at Windy Ridge Apple Orchard, along with fresh apples from the orchard. I'm going to get up early both mornings and drive down to get them as fresh as possible for all of you!
We are also thrilled that White Mountain Gourmet Coffee is sending up more coffee so that we can offer you a free cup of coffee!
Activities at the Market: Our autumn celebration is more than just a market. We have some wonderful events lined up for the weekend.
Saturday at 10:30 am: Meghan McCarthy McPhaul is bringing a slide show to share from her book,
A History of Cannon Mountain: Tales, Trails, and Skiing Legends. She'll have books on hand for sale or bring in your book for her to sign. She'll also repeat this session at 2:30 pm. She will be on hand all day on September 29th to sign books at the Carolina Crapo Memorial Building
Cannon Mountain’s history is steeped in skiing legend and lore. The granite-domed mountain has been the playground of skiers since the 1930s and is home to the country’s first down mountain ski trail, the first passenger aerial tramway in North America, and the first professional ski patrol. More than a dozen members of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame—whose contributions to the sport include historic racing feats, the development of ski techniques, and designing countless ski areas across the country and around the world—have called Cannon their home hill.
McPhaul has been skiing at Cannon Mountain since she was a small child. After five years in the mountains of Colorado, she returned East and began a career as a small-town newspaper reporter, earning accolades and professional journalism awards while working on the side as a ski coach. She continues to write for local and regional publications. Check out her website for more information: http://meghanmcphaul.com/Home_Page.html
Saturday at 11:30 am: Rhonda Besaw interest in her Abenaki roots have influenced her life. Rhonda's Wabanaki beadwork has been featured in museums and in magazine articles. Stop by to hear more about the history and art of Wabanaki beadwork. Rhonda is of Eastern and Western Abenaki descent and resides in New Hampshire's "Great North Woods". Her ancestors have lived in southern Quebec, northern New Hampshire, and all along the Connecticut River Valley for hundreds of years.
She is one of the small number of beadworkers who specializes in traditional Wabanaki style beadwork. Rhonda was initially encouraged to try beadwork by a Mi’kmaq woman, who showed her the simple stitches she still uses today. Through the years, other Native women and men have shared beadwork tips and pointers, but the majority of her craft has learned by trial and error.
She specializes in creating Wabanaki style beaded purses and her work is on display at the Mt. Kearsage Museum. In the 1800's and early 1900's, the Wabanaki tribes of New England and Eastern Canada and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of New York State and Canada, sold beaded purses to tourists. Niagara Falls and Montreal were popular places in which these purses were sold. Many young Native women during this time, including one of Rhonda's Native ancestors, were schooled by nuns in Quebec, and encouraged to do and sell such handiwork. Although the selling of these purses was a matter of economic survival for these Native peoples, they still incorporated traditional design motifs and sacred symbols in their beadwork. These beaded bags have not been made by the Wabanaki people in many, many years but Rhonda is attempting to revive these old style of beaded purses. For more information, visit her website: http://www.rhondabesaw.com/
Saturday at 1:30 pm: Sara Gline's family has a fascinating history that echoes the History of New Hampshire. Stop by to hear the stories behind the figurines she makes. Her family has farmers, hoteliers, photographers, mountaineers, mill workers - and she has brought 7 generations of her family to life. She brings our North Country history alive with her family's history. Sara Boothman Glines combines history with folk art. She creates hand-crafted wooden figures based on seven generations of her family's history in northern New Hampshire. The figurines represent a moment in time of a real person in the Boothman Sisters’ family. In 1995, she was honored to be part of the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, DC.
Stop by to learn the New Hampshire stories and personalities of farmers, woodsmen, homemakers, hotel proprietors, carpenters, and photographers. Each of her figurines is complete with the tools of his or her trade from miniature snowshoes to a miniature basket. Did you know that an iris stem can be turned into a fishing rod? Or perhaps you would like to know the secret to white laundry? On both days of the market, Sara will introduce us to these characters, their lives and their personalities. Listen to her story and you realize how New Hampshire shaped her family and how her family helped shape NH. It is the story of a farm family that turned their farm into hotel which led to being a trail guide for tourists and building the first AMC hut . . . or the widow that had to return to the city mills and leave her children behind. Or quiz Sara about the generation she still has yet to capture with her figurines! You can have another chance to hear these stories on Sunday at 11:30 am. Check out some of the family personalities on Sara's website: http://www.ravinehousestore.com/Personalities.html
Saturday at 2:30 pm: Meghan McCarthy McPhaul will be sharing a slide show presentation from her book, A History of Cannon Mountain: Tales, Trails, and Skiing Legends. She'll have books on hand for sale or bring in your book for her to sign.
Sunday, 11:30 am: Sara Gline's family has a fascinating history that echoes the History of New Hampshire. Stop by to hear the stories behind the figurines she makes. Her family has farmers, hoteliers, photographers, mountaineers, mill workers and me. She brings our North Country history alive with her family's history. You can have another chance to hear these stories on Sunday at 11:30 am.
Saturday & Sunday, Noon-3pm: Relax with Reiki. Mary Sturtevant of Path of Harmony (http://www.pathofharmony.com/HTML/AboutPOH.html) is offering Reiki mini-treatments during the market and giving all of us a chance to release a bit of stress and relax. REIKI (ray-key) is a gentle, hands-on holistic relaxation and healing art that facilitates increased health of body, mind, and spirit. REIKI is a simple yet powerful way to reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and restore balance and harmony. During this mini REIKI session, you will sit in a chair while the Mary gently places her/his hands over energy centers and major organs of your body and facilitates the flow of the healing energy. This energy balances and re-charges all systems of the body, enables the release of toxins, and promotes health and harmony. Like any other system of holistic health care, REIKI is not a panacea, but its efficacy as a complementary health care modality is recognized by members of the medical community as well as by the general public.. REIKI means Universal Life Force; this is the energy that connects all beings in the circle of life. The syllable 'rei' (ray) refers to the universal aspect of this energy and 'ki' (key) refers to the life force energy that flows through all living things. When the life force is balanced and in harmony, a state of health and well-being is experienced. REIKI enables us to live life more fully--with health, enthusiasm, love, and joy! 50% of all donations received for the treatment will be given to North Country Home Health and Hospice.
Sunday, 12:30 pm: Rick Ball and Reality-Based Combat Academy (RBC Academy) will have a presentation and demonstration of their Littleton classes that are offered in martial arts and fitness instruction for self-protection and sport. They offer instruction in Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo for all ages. Together, the RBC Academy instructors have over a century of martial arts experience. The RBC academy is a family friendly school and offers multi-family member discounts as well as multi-class discounts. The Academy is located in Littleton at 35 Mill Street, Suite C (behind the Topic of the Town). Parking is available behind the Village Bookstore.
Mondays & Wednesdays are junior & adult Karate classes, Tuesdays Karate is offered for small children & seniors. Karate instructors are Rick Ball, Rachel Ball and Carlos Silva. Blaine Hall and Rick Ball offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes on Tuesday. On Wednesdays, Gary Cross instructs in Judo. You can call 603-915-6653 for more information. You can also follow the RBC Academy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RBCAcademy
September 30, 1:30 pm
Parker Hill Road Band is an acoustic Bluegrass band that has been performing professionally in the New England Area for roughly ten years. The band features Chris Cate, on bass; Mike “Woody” Woods on banjo; Paul Amey on fiddle and Tom Rappa on guitar. The band’s repertoire ranges from traditional Bluegrass to modern pop tunes performed in the Bluegrass tradition. Four part vocal harmonies, along with tight instrumental arrangements create a smooth sound that has been well received in a vast variety of venues. The band has performed across the region including the Eastern States Exposition (Big-E); the Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Smith Meeting House Bluegrass Festival, the Warren Old Home Day Bluegrass Show, the Connecticut Valley Fair and Pickin’ on Alzheimers. In addition to their concert appearances the band plays at many private functions. Enjoy a bit of their music by clicking on this link: http://www.myspace.com/parkerhillroad