Sunday, March 28, 2010

Feel like a costume ball?

Exeter…The Board of Governors of the American Independence Museum is hosting “The Midnight Ride”, an evening honoring Exeter’s rich Revolutionary past, on April 17th at Folsom Tavern. The lead “Paul Revere” sponsor is The Provident Bank and proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the museum’s educational programs.

The event will begin with a champagne toast at 6pm, hearty hors d’oeuvres, delightful desserts and an auction of special items and experiences. Tickets for the event will be $100 per person for members of the American Independence Museum or $125 per person for non-members. Everyone is encouraged to wear a Revolutionary-era costume to add to the festivities.

“It will be a very fun and festive evening, with people in costumes. Who knows who will show up? George Washington? Molly Stark? Maybe Paul Revere himself!” said Gail Nessell Colglazier, the museum’s executive director. “The “Midnight Ride” page at has details about the event plus suggestions for costumes and rental locations. Tickets may be purchased via PayPal through the web page or by calling 603-772-2622.”

The American Independence Museum, located at One Governors Lane in Exeter, NH, focuses on the contributions of the Gilman family, the town of Exeter, and the state of New Hampshire towards the founding of our nation. It will re-open for tours on May 19 and will host the 20th annual American Independence Festival on July 17.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Susie Leach Benefit

Benefit Planned in Memory of Longtime Exeter Business Owner
EXETER__When Susie Leach passed away suddenly last September it had a deep impact on Exeter’s downtown community.
For over 20 years, Leach welcomed customers and downtown business members to Billingsgate Deli on Water Street, which she opened in 1987 with her husband Craig. Now members of the downtown business community have come together to organize a benefit in Leach’s memory. The Susan Leach Memorial Concert and Auction to Benefit the New Hampshire SPCA is planned for Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Exeter Town Hall. The event will feature music by Exeter’s own group The Rusted Nuts and a benefit auction where guests can bid to help fund the care and food for animals at the NHSPCA.
The idea for the benefit started with downtown business owner Nancy Phillips who was then joined with the planning by her husband Elliott Berkowitz, Rich Bowles and Steve Brennan, Brian and Lisa Lortie, Dana DeNiro of Luna Chics as well as Dan and Linda Jones, of Jones Law Office. The group all work downtown, knew Leach and wanted to do something in her memory.
“Susie’s death had such an unbelievable effect on all of us in the downtown who knew her,” Berkowitz said. “She was truly part of the fabric of the downtown community. We hope this special night will be not only a chance for those who knew Susie to honor her memory but also a chance for them to support an area organization that was dear to her.”
The benefit event will include two 45 minute music sets by The Rusted Nuts with a benefit auction between sets.
Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased at Exeter Music, Water Street Bookstore, LunaChics and the New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham. For more information please contact 658-0004.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Yoga for Everyone

Exeter's First Ever Yoga by Donation
Infinity Yoga Studio of Exeter NH is a unique yoga studio with the goal of recapturing what we consider to be the essence of yoga... simply put, yoga made available to everyone.
In a time where yoga as a business is getting a lot of attention, the fact that it is being priced out of many people's reach is in direct conflict with what we consider to be the spirit of yoga itself. Exactly what does "yoga for everyone" mean? We've heard from people all over the country that they simply can't afford to do yoga on a regular basis. Yoga is an amazing form of exercise that helps strengthen, stretch and de-stress the body and focus and decompress the mind. We want to make it possible for everyone to do yoga regardless of economic limitations. What does "donation basis" mean and how does it work? A donation is the sacred act of giving. There is a suggested donation of $10 a class. Suggested donation means that if you can put $10 in the box, please do. If you are not in a position to do so, contribute what you can. Nobody will be keeping track of individual donations. The $10 dollar donation is not meant as a bottom or a top limit... if you are in a position to donate more, it will be greatly appreciated.
Who does this yoga? Everyone. Really! The beauty of this yoga is that it is challenging enough for all, yet not too extreme and therefore accessible to everyone. The ages of our students have ranged from 1 to 86 but not excluding 101 Yoga has many benefits:~People do yoga because it helps them look and feel great. ~Yoga helps tone and sculpt muscles while gaining strength, flexibility and balance. ~In a world of stress, yoga helps people decompress and achieve a sense of inner peace, aiding in healing injury or disease AND keeps you connected to YOU & your community. Friday Class at 6:15 PMPre-registration is appreciated as class size is limitedweekend & weekday classes available - please get on email list for schedule
Infinity Yoga Studio & Family Healing Center
1 Great Hill Court
Exeter NH 03833