Saturday, October 3

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Lancaster, NH

Sunrise/Morning Ceremony, 8am: Thompson Mill Riverside with Native Elders & Citizens

Location: 40 Canal St., off Park St. Town Center

 

9:00: Welcome & Overview of the Day.

Location: Lancaster Town Hall, 695 Main Street.

 

9:30-12:00: Community Visits 

 

^ Lancaster’s Farmer Market, Centennial Park

 

^ A 5-Star Home Visit with Al Rossetto, who has built the top energy efficient and healthy homes in northern New England. The mounting wave of the future.

 

^ Lancaster’s Humane Society to hear the story of the first no-kill animal shelter in NH. (Location: Lancaster Town Hall, 695 Main Street)

 

^ North Country Charter Academy: Faculty and students will speak about the new directions in education that they have been pioneering.

 

^ Lancaster Transfer Station, which holds the highest “recycling” honors in the North Country and has become a model for the state.

 

^ Lancaster: The Snowmobile Capital of the World. Visit to the Lancaster Snowmobile Museum and welcoming words by Paul Crane about the contribution of such modern day motorized “horse and buggies” to the North Country’s economy and cultural life.

 

^ Otokahe Farm: Bert and Kris von Dohrmann and their blessed belted Galloways (cows) look forward to welcoming you to their “grass fed and finished farm”. The best of old cattle farming in our 21st century.

 

^ Santa’s Village in neighboring Jefferson. Elaine Gainer, the owner and inspiration behind the theme park, which has helped to lift the spirits and fortunes of not only countless visitors from near and far but of the citizens and economy of their neck of the North Country woods.

 

^ Kaze Dojo Marshall Arts Studio. Director, Greg Williams, his staff, and students will speak about how the Marshall Arts, a good “fight”, has brought peace and healing to young people, who have otherwise been beaten down by society.

 

^ Mollie White and Cathy Conway (tbc) will speak about the work of the Northern Community Investment Corp., including helping to support aspiring business people and entrepreneurs.

 

^ The contribution of complementary medicine to healing in the North Country with Acupuncturist, Gary Rexford.

 

^ Lancaster Garland Millers look forward to welcoming visitors to their historic site, where the currents of an earlier age are brought up to speed in the timber framed mill.

 

12:00-1:00: Lunch in town. Fresh, home-baked bread and more is available at The Polish Princess Bakery and neighboring spots on Main. St.

 

1:00-2:00: Afternoon Offering: “The Weeks Act”, John Wingate Weeks Conservation Legacy. Opening words by Philip Bryce, Director, NH Division of Parks & Recreation, followed by conversation with members of the Weeks State Park Association, Weeks family members, and visitors.

Location: Weeks Memorial Library, 128 Main St.

 

2:00-2:30: Break followed by Bridging Remarks by Rebecca Brown, State Representative & Exec. Director, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust

 

2:30-4:00: Community Forum I. — “North County Action Plan: Common Sense Solutions to Our Ailing Economy & Financial System”.
Opening words on “The Federal Reserve Act: John Wingate Weeks Monetary Legacy” by  Stuart Sinclair Weeks, Founder, The Center for American Studies.

Location: Weeks Memorial Library, 128 Main St.

 

5:00-6:30: Dinner

Location: Lancaster Christ United Methodist Church, 135 Main St.

 

6:30-9:00: Evening Program: Concert, Tales, Dance & Reflections on the Fortunes of the North Country

Location: Colonel Town Community Center, 16 High St.

 

Day-End Reading from Nathaniel Hawthorne beloved tale The Great Stone Face.

 

 

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