Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Colonial Crimes

The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England

Exeter, New Hampshire – Join the Exeter Historical Society on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:30 pm (with refreshments at 7 p.m.), for “The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England” by Diane Rapaport, award-winning author and historical consultant. The program will take place at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, and is free and open to the public.

Diane Rapaport presents stories of naked Quakers and other forgotten Americans, bringing them to life in true court cases from colonial New England. On court days in colonial New England, folks gathered from miles around to listen as local magistrates convened to hear cases. In the abundant records extant from these hearings, we experience the passions and concerns of ordinary people, often in their own words, more than three centuries after the emotion-charged events that brought them to court. Rapaport will draw on these records in her presentation to illustrate some of the surprising aspects of life in this period of New England’s history. For more information about the program, contact Laura Martin Gowing, program manager, at the Exeter Historical Society at 603-778-2335 or

The Exeter Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of Exeter’s past. The Historical Society is open to the public on a weekly basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon. Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, PO Box 924, Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833, 603-778-2335,,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Brunch at the Old Salt

Will and Nanny got their picture taken with Santa during the special Santa Brunch at the Old Salt.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Toys for Tots at the Tavern Thursday Night

Thursday December 10

The Tavern at River's Edge in downtown Exeter Hosts the Toys For Tots Event

Truffle starts around 9:00

From Truffle: "Many years running, this is our ONLY seacoast area Toys for Tots evening. We always have a great time with the family of folks here at the Tavern on a normal night....throw the TFT event on top of it and it will be out of control. The food is fantastic, the bar is comfy and the main room gets transformed to a pickin' parlor come 9:00. A suggested donation of an unwrapped toy is all you need to bring.......and yourself of course!"

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Ladies Night at Arjay Ace Hardware

Ladies Receive 25% Discount, Refreshments, Prizes and More

Exeter, NH – Arjay Ace Hardware is hosting a special “ladies’ night” event that includes a 25 percent discount on items throughout the store, as well as free refreshments, wonderful prizes, gift card give aways, free gift wrapping and friendly, knowledgeable advice.

The event will be held on Wednesday, December 9 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Arjay Ace Hardware, 55 Lincoln Street in Exeter.

“It’s our great pleasure to host a special event where ladies can shop for holiday gifts, decorations and seasonal products – all at a discount. This popular event features amazing prizes, delicious refreshments and a festive atmosphere,” said Dan Jackson, Arjay Ace Hardware’s owner. “We’re happy to provide assistance in picking out – and wrapping – the perfect holiday gifts.”

Customers will have the opportunity to win wonderful raffle prizes throughout the night, including a Keurig Coffee Brewer, a Kitchenaid stand mixer and more. The first 100 customers to arrive at the event will receive free environmentally-friendly CFL light bulbs for a holiday that’s merry and bright.

“During this season of giving, we’re asking our customers to bring a non-perishable food item to the store during our Ladies’ Night event, and we’ll give them a free set of Christmas lights. All food items will be donated to a local food pantry to help those in need,” Jackson added. “We’re committed to giving back to our community and thank our customers for their generous support throughout the years.”

Arjay Ace Hardware, honored as Business of the Year by the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, is a fourth-generation family-owned store that has served the Exeter community for 25 years. They carry the finest brands, including Benjamin Moore paint, Weber, Carhartt, Ace brand and much more. Arjay Ace Hardware employees take great pride in their work, offering exceptional customer service and friendly, knowledgeable advice. In fact, the award-winning Arjay Ace Hardware has been consistently named one of Ace Hardware’s premiere stores.