Fun – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com Official News Portal Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:52:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i2.wp.com/rochesternhnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2017/06/cropped-color-seal-correct.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Fun – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com 32 32 129230579 Rochester Named a ‘City on the Rise’ by New Hampshire Magazine https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/15/rochester-named-a-city-on-the-rise-by-new-hampshire-magazine/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/15/rochester-named-a-city-on-the-rise-by-new-hampshire-magazine/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:50:10 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1749 Rochester was named as a City on the Rise in New Hampshire Magazine's Best of NH edition. The city's commitment to supporting its arts and culture scene played a big part in helping the city earn the accolade. 

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Rochester was named as a City on the Rise in New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH edition. The city’s commitment to supporting its arts and culture scene played a big part in helping the city earn the accolade.

“There’s a significant grassroots movement to bootstrap the city into prominence as a center for art, culture, dining and economic vitality. Great bone structure helps, notably the unique and historic Rochester Opera House that hosts touring acts and has its own production company for the stage, plus a new Performance & Arts Center for smaller acts and events.”

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Rochester Library Installs New Flagpole https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/13/rochester-library-installs-new-flagpole/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/13/rochester-library-installs-new-flagpole/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:32:15 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1746 Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that a new flagpole has been placed outside the Rochester Public Library, just in time for Flag Day. 

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Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that a new flagpole has been placed outside the Rochester Public Library, just in time for Flag Day. 

Last year, the Library Trustees asked library leaders to seek out a new flagpole, and they ultimately located an unused one standing on Wakefield Street near the City of Rochester Revenue Offices. 

Workers from the Department of Public Works disassembled and painted the pole, which was installed today. Following the installation, an American flag donated by former trustee John Roese was hoisted to the top.

“I’m grateful for the work of our Public Works colleagues and to John Roese for his gift to the library,” Director Sylvester said. “This new flagpole will be a beautiful part of the library for years to come.” 

The pole and flag will be used year round, and a New Hampshire state flag and lights will be installed later this summer. 

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*MEDIA ADVISORY* Rochester to Dedicate POW/MIA Display at City Hall https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/11/media-advisory-rochester-to-dedicate-pow-mia-display-at-city-hall/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/11/media-advisory-rochester-to-dedicate-pow-mia-display-at-city-hall/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:50:38 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1744 ROCHESTER -- City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that the city of Rochester will be holding a dedication ceremony for a new POW/MIA Missing Man display later this month and invites the public to attend.

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ROCHESTER — City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that the city of Rochester will be holding a dedication ceremony for a new POW/MIA Missing Man display later this month and invites the public to attend.

WHEN:

Thursday, June 21, at 9 a.m.

WHERE:

City Hall, 31 Wakefield St. (First floor, outside of the city manager’s office)

WHAT:

Gordon Oliver, chaplain of the Rochester Veteran’s Council, will be performing a dedication ceremony at City Hall for the new POW/MIA Missing Man Table display which will consist of a table and chair.

The chair was donated by the Rolling Thunder Veterans Organization and the Public Works Department will be donating a table and table settings to complete the display.

Together, the two donations are meant to honor all of America’s prisoners of war and personnel missing in action.

“We want to honor all those who serve in our military, especially those who were unable to return home to their families,” said City Manager Fitzpatrick. “By creating this display at City Hall, we hope to keep their memory alive.”

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The Rochester Public Library presents: A Summer Film Series https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/04/the-rochester-public-library-presents-a-summer-film-series/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/04/the-rochester-public-library-presents-a-summer-film-series/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 20:33:44 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1727 Join us on select Wednesdays in July and August at 6pm to escape the heat and enjoy some great movies! July 18th – The Post August 1st – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle August 15th – Black Panther August 29th – All the Money In the World For more information click here to visit the Library’s website.

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Join us on select Wednesdays in July and August at 6pm to escape the heat and enjoy some great movies!

July 18th – The Post

August 1st – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

August 15th – Black Panther

August 29th – All the Money In the World

For more information click here to visit the Library’s website.

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The Rochester Public Library presents: Yoga For Every Body https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/04/the-rochester-public-library-presents-yoga-for-every-body-3/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/06/04/the-rochester-public-library-presents-yoga-for-every-body-3/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 20:26:42 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1724 Registration is now open for Wednesdays July 11th and 25th, at 7pm!   Join yoga teacher Naomi Kaplan, RYT 500, for a class that is built for everyone. Mats and blocks are provided, but feel free to bring your own! You may also wish to bring a blanket for use during relaxation. Classes are free …

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Registration is now open for Wednesdays July 11th and 25th, at 7pm!

 

Join yoga teacher Naomi Kaplan, RYT 500, for a class that is built for everyone. Mats and blocks are provided, but feel free to bring your own! You may also wish to bring a blanket for use during relaxation. Classes are free but registration is required. You may register at the main desk or by calling 332-1428 or by emailing us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us Participants ages 13-17 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

 

This event is free but space is very limited. You can register at the Main Desk or by calling 332-1428 or emailing us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us

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Rochester Library Partners With Chamber of Commerce to Host Business After Hours https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/31/rochester-library-partners-with-chamber-of-commerce-to-host-business-after-hours/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/31/rochester-library-partners-with-chamber-of-commerce-to-host-business-after-hours/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 17:52:08 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1721 ROCHESTER — Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that the Rochester Public Library will host a networking event for area business leaders next month.  In partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, the library will serve as the venue for the Chamber’s Business After Hours event on Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. …

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ROCHESTER — Director Brian Sylvester is pleased to announce that the Rochester Public Library will host a networking event for area business leaders next month. 

In partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, the library will serve as the venue for the Chamber’s Business After Hours event on Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30-7 p.m.

The event is the next part in the library’s yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary, and will provide professionals from throughout the Rochester region an opportunity to get to know one another and learn about the diverse resources, programs and services the library offers. 

To accommodate the event, the library will close to the general public at 5 p.m. rather than its normally scheduled 8:30 p.m. closing time. Residents are encouraged to come in early on June 19 for any regular library business they wish to conduct. 

“I’m very much looking forward to this event, since it will give members of our local business community a unique opportunity to learn more about all that the library has to offer,” Sylvester said. 

The event will also feature hors d’ouerves provided by the Governor’s Inn and door prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Rochester Public Library. 

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP online by June 12. RSVPs may be submitted at www.rochesternh.org/BAH-June.

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Photo Gallery: Greater Rochester Camera Club Celebrates First Anniversary https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/16/photo-gallery-greater-rochester-camera-club-celebrates-first-anniversary/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/16/photo-gallery-greater-rochester-camera-club-celebrates-first-anniversary/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 20:00:51 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1676 ROCHESTER — Shawn Pierce and Tanya Hervey are both passionate about photography, and were eager to share their passion with the rest of their community, which they did last spring after launching the Greater Rochester Camera Club. This week, the club celebrated its first anniversary at its regular monthly meeting. Gatherings feature guest speakers and …

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ROCHESTER — Shawn Pierce and Tanya Hervey are both passionate about photography, and were eager to share their passion with the rest of their community, which they did last spring after launching the Greater Rochester Camera Club.

This week, the club celebrated its first anniversary at its regular monthly meeting. Gatherings feature guest speakers and workshops, as well as time to socialize and discuss photography. The group also dedicates time each month to critique members’ photos and reflects on what photographers did well with their work and what they can do to improve. The meetings conclude with a new photo challenge for the upcoming month.

“Both Tanya and I own photography businesses in Rochester, so we’re familiar with everything that goes into pursuing this as a career or just as something fun to do in your free time,” Pierce said. “We decided to start the camera club so that we could share our love for the art with our neighbors and be part of the city’s budding arts community.”

In its second year, the camera club remains focused on serving as a forum for photographers across all skill levels while also working to expand its footprint in the Rochester arts scene. This summer, the club will host its first photography exhibition at The Franklin Gallery at Riverstones Custom Framing on Main Street. The opening reception will be held on July 6, and is open to the public.

The group meets monthly each month except July and August, and membership dues are $35 per year on a May through April cycle. Anyone who is interested in joining may attend up to two regular meetings — those not featuring a speaker — as guests.

“Our goal is to build a strong community of photographic artists, and we’re really proud of how vibrant its become a year after we started the camera club,” Pierce said. “We want anyone who is interested in photography, whether they do it for a living or are just starting out, to take part so that we can all develop our skills together.”

Meetings are typically held from 6-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Rochester Performance and Arts Center, 32 North Main St. The next meeting is scheduled for June 19.

For more information about the club, and to keep up to date on photo challenges and meeting information, visit the club’s website and its Facebook page.

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The Rochester Public Library presents: Composting 101 https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/12/the-rochester-public-library-presents-composting-101/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/12/the-rochester-public-library-presents-composting-101/#respond Sat, 12 May 2018 18:59:59 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1668 Wednesday, June 27th, at 6pm With UNH Master Gardener Roz Mason Learn about the whats and whys of composting, the impact of composting on soil, organisms in compost, materials for composting, composting methods, and resources for success. his event is free but registration is required. You can register at the Main Desk or by calling …

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Wednesday, June 27th, at 6pm

With UNH Master Gardener Roz Mason

Learn about the whats and whys of composting, the impact of composting on soil, organisms in compost, materials for composting, composting methods, and resources for success.
his event is free but registration is required. You can register at the Main Desk or by calling 332-1428 or by emailing us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us

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The Rochester Public Library presents: Birds, Bats, & Butterflies https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/12/the-rochester-public-library-presents-birds-bats-butterflies/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/12/the-rochester-public-library-presents-birds-bats-butterflies/#respond Sat, 12 May 2018 16:53:49 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1665 Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm Speaking for Wildlife presenter Christina Keim will present Birds, Bats, & Butterflies: Keeping Common Wildlife Common In New Hampshire. Have you ever seen a bear in your backyard? A mysterious hawk flying over your birdfeeder? A giant woodpecker that looks like he just stepped out of a cartoon? Come learn …

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Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm

Speaking for Wildlife presenter Christina Keim will present Birds, Bats, & Butterflies: Keeping Common Wildlife Common In New Hampshire.

Have you ever seen a bear in your backyard? A mysterious hawk flying over your birdfeeder? A giant woodpecker that looks like he just stepped out of a cartoon? Come learn about these and the rest of the “Backyard Dozen,” a group of wildlife commonly found in New Hampshire. You’ll learn how to recognize evidence of these species in your backyard and understand how they use different habitats. You’ll also get ideas on how you can help wildlife survive and flourish in your neighborhood.

This program is brought to you by Speaking for Wildlife, a volunteer project of UNH Cooperative Extension, the NH Coverts Project, and NH Fish & Game, with funding support from the NH Charitable Foundation and the Davis Environmental Foundation.

*This event is free, but registration is required. You can register at the Main Desk, or by calling 332-1428, or you can email us at reference@rpl.lib.nh.us*

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Rochester Museum of Fine Arts to host Grand Opening https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/11/rochester-museum-of-fine-arts-to-host-grand-opening/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/05/11/rochester-museum-of-fine-arts-to-host-grand-opening/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 16:17:41 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1660 ROCHESTER — The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will host a Grand Opening celebration for its newly acquired and renovated suite in the Rochester Community Center.  The museum already maintains a large collection of art adorning the walls of the long first floor corridor, since 2014. The new suite will compliment the collection display and …

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ROCHESTER — The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will host a Grand Opening celebration for its newly acquired and renovated suite in the Rochester Community Center. 

The museum already maintains a large collection of art adorning the walls of the long first floor corridor, since 2014. The new suite will compliment the collection display and add additional free programming to the community.

The suite was recently vacated by the city’s Economic Development team after they relocated to the the City Hall Annex building. The suite will allow for the museum to have another gallery, host events, and store art and supplies. The suite will also offer internet access on a number of donated Apple computers.

The new gallery will feature a different artist every other month and will be named for former Rochester Mayor Harvey Bernier. A dedication ceremony will take place later in the year. 

In addition to opening the suite, the museum will debut a smart phone app that patrons can utilize to learn more about the works in the collection.

“We are trying to foster the understanding of the works of art in our collection. We want to offer more than just the artist’s name and title. The app will include a lot more information so the viewer can better understand what we are exhibiting.” said museum co-founder and president Matt Wyatt.

The museum will provide iPads with the app preloaded for patrons without smart phones. The app will also be available on all the computers in the suite as well as the museum’s website.

All the renovation projects and furniture purchases were made entirely with donated funds from the museum’s new “Friends” program. The museum is all-volunteer organization that relies completely on individual donations. Visit www.rochestermfa.org/donate to contribute to this effort.

The Grand Opening reception will take place on Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served. A special ribbon cutting provided by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will take place earlier in the day at 2pm. The public is encouraged to attend. The Rochester Community Center is located at 150 Wakefield Street in Rochester, NH. Visit www.rochestermfa.org for more information.

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