Announcements: Visit with Carol Dana in New London

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Published: 5/23/2021 11:06:43 AM
New London Visit with Carol Dana

As part of their 2021 Literary Art Series, the Literary Arts Guild of Center for the ARTS will host Penobscot Elder, Carol Dana in a virtual visit on June 15 at 5 p.m. Born and raised in Maine, Carol shares stories from her life, her work, and her writing. Carol has devoted years to the revitalization of the Penobscot language, working on the Penobscot dictionary project during the 1980s and teaching Penobscot at the Indian Island School in the l990’s. Carol also worked in the Cultural Historical Preservation Department of the Penobscot Nation, as a language resource person. Carol is author of two books of poetry, When No One is Looking and Return to Spiritand Other Musings, both published by Bowman Books. Dawnland Voices 2.0 an online journal devoted to Indigenous writing of New England and the Northeast says of Carol and her poems, “Carol is highly respected in Maine for her work in Penobscot language revitalization and education. Perhaps because language is so important to her, she has a wonderful sense of sound, often smoothing indigenous words, placenames, and surnames into her lines.” This program is co-presented by The Literary Arts Guild of The Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region, the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, and the Newbury Public Library. It is one of a series of writers on the theme “Native American beauty is diversity.” For more information, visit

Wolfeboro Car show

Expect to see beautiful antique vehicles that will promise a little car envy, at the first Wolfeboro Lions Club Car Show on July 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Nick, 10 Trotting Track Road, Wolfeboro. Free and open to the public, organizers invite antique car owners to showcase their 1975 and older vehicles in a, fun, non-judged, no classes show. This is a show and shine event registration is not required however, those wishing to enter a vehicle should arrive prior to 10:30 a.m. for placement. Concessions will be available for purchase as well as a 50/50 raffle to benefit The Lions Club Charitable fund. Donations are graciously accepted. The car show is part of a weekend of events in Wolfeboro, visit for details on other events. For more information on the car show contact Gina Lessard at

Laconia Order ahead for Jewish food festival

The 2021 New Hampshire Jewish Food Festival continues with its 2020 virtual format, but with a greatly expanded menu and some additional surprises. The talented culinary teams of Temple B’nai Israel will be cooking and baking in the temple kitchen preparing hundreds of servings of the most delectable foods and baking the most popular desserts. This is the once-a-year opportunity to place orders for your favorite Jewish foods. The website will be open for ordering beginning June 1 at Orders will be prepared and ready for pick up, curbside, by appointment, on July 30, 31 and Aug. 1. TBI is excited to introduce a special member of the Jewish Food Festival cooking team this year. “Bubbie” (Yiddish for grandmother) will enthrall you with her “Kitchen Adventures” series of stories from behind the scenes in the TBI kitchen. Each week beginning June 1, the opening day for online ordering, Bubbie’s stories will be posted on the TBI website. Log on and enjoy “Bubbie’s Kitchen Adventures.” New for 2021 is the offering of a custom deli sandwich “Picnic Pack” made up of fresh, ready-to-eat items. The pack includes one pullman style (rectangular shape) loaf of Jewish style rye bread. Your choice of three deli meats in ½ pound packages. (Mix and match 1.5 pounds in total of corned beef, tongue, or black pastrami (Boston style). Six crispy green half sour pickles fresh from the barrel, two pints of freshly prepared homemade coleslaw, one container of handmade deli style horseradish mustard and 1 lb. of home baked rugelach for dessert. Picnic Packs are a great way to take the Jewish Food Festival from “dining under the tent” on temple grounds to dining at the park, the beach, on the boat or at home. Along with the new Picnic Pack offering, the Jewish Food Festival’s main menu includes the homemade traditional Jewish style foods that everyone craves but is hard to find in this part of New Hampshire. Most items are sold frozen in multi-packs with instructions for heating at home. The brisket is slow cooked and available in half pound packages with savory gravy. Evan’s Deli of Marblehead, Mass., supplies the corned beef, pastrami, and tongue, sold fresh also in half pound packages. The matzah ball soup is a rich homemade chicken broth with fluffy matzo balls and carrots, just like Bubbie used to make. The TBI kitchen “mavens” (experts) create amazing extra crispy potato latkes. The blintzes are lightly fried crepes and filled with a mixture of farmers and cream cheese. The knishes are authentic “New York Style” with a flaky pastry crust filled with hand ground beef brisket or a mixture of potato and onion. One of the most requested items is an 8” square pan of noodle kugel, the ultimate comfort food. Medium-width noodles are baked in a sweet cream custard, topped with cinnamon-frosted flake crumbs. If chopped chicken liver or chopped herring is what you have been craving for the last year, wait no more as these items will be available, freshly prepared and refrigerated. Included on the menu are the best of the traditional Jewish desserts - rugelach, strudel, and hamantaschen. Visit the Temple B’nai Israel website,, for more details and information.

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