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PHOTO FUN REMINDER! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

By camilla @ 12:00 pm

kids taking pictures

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites young photographers to enter the 4th Annual PHOTO FUN contest. If you live in Vermont and are in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12 you may enter.

The Free Seminar will be held on Tuesday, July 21.  Venue to be announced shortly.

To register, please see

Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a packet with all information for entering your photos. The theme for this Photo Fun Contest is “This is My Vermont” . The categories and all instructions will be listed in your packet.



By camilla @ 7:51 am


The Wooden Horse Arts Guild (WHAG) in Association with Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Plein Air Paintout in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to take place in Newport, VT during the annual Chamber of Commerce AQUAFEST!

The Paintout is open to any artist painting in any medium using the PLEIN AIR technique. Participating artists must paint original works on location during the event.This very FIRST Plein Air Paintout in the Northeast Kingdom is a free event to any and all artists who plan to enjoy the day doing what they do best: PAINT!

WHERE: Newport Waterfront (Look for the Wooden Horse Arts Guild Tent)

DATE: August 1, 2015

TIME: Sign In – 9 to 10 AM Ready to display by 4 PM

(Place will be determined depending on the weather)

Check in at the WHAG TENT with your application, and receive a packet including: a map detailing recommended places to paint, a luncheon voucher, local business information, etc. and the form to fill out with title, size, description of your painting(s)and Gallery Retail Value of each painting. Artists must provide easels for display of their paintings.  This event is meant to be fun for the painters and any who are watching the paintings evolve. The WHAG would hope that this will become an exciting annual event along with the AQUAFEST! We hope that visitors will find that perfect painting to purchase, even though it be a WET Painting! For this event, the WHAG will take no commissions on sold paintings.

To register, please email your name, address, phone and email to:

Josy Shurtleff/WHAG/PLEIN EVENT …. Email:


This is the best! Antique engines, old cars, food, auction and Blue Grass Jam!!

By camilla @ 10:27 am

The Old Stone House Museum group does it again!  What can be more fun?

Antique Engine Show   Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Vermont Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association will crank up their old  engines, and exhibit old tools and antiques on Saturday on the lawn of the Old Stone House Museum.  Members of the Cars of Yesteryear will park their antique and classic cars across the road by the Lawrence Barn.  Lunch will be available from the Brownington Ladies Aid, and there will be an auction at 2 p.m.  At 4 p.m. a Chicken Barbecue, with baked potatoes, beans, salad and sugar on snow  will be held beside the Samuel Read Hall House for $12 a plate..  Bring your instrument and sit in for the Blue Grass Jam!engine and man

Afternoon visit with Elaine Magalis and enter her MURDER contest.




Murder at the Old Stone House!

By camilla @ 7:16 am



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Author, Elaine Magalis,, has a contest for those of you who are murder mystery aficionados! Elaine is the author of a series of Green Mountain whodunits which happen in a fictionalized Old Stone House and is now asking YOU for your idea for a murder in her newest book! What murder shall Ms. Mulholland and Alex solve next???

 Come to the Antique Engine Show at the Old Stone House Museum in the afternoon of Saturday, June 20, to meet Elaine and submit your entry for your murder idea!

 This is not just for “grown-ups”.  Kids, put on your “thinking caps”!


New WHAG Member

By camilla @ 10:07 am

We are happy to introduce Robert Boskind, a most happy photographer!   This photo “Shimmer” was winner in the Newport Recreation Department’s photo contest in 2014.  There is more of Robert’s wonderful photography on his page of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.




A great opportunity to hear a great pianist!

By camilla @ 11:52 am
After returning from a two week Concert Tour of Korea, the Now Playing Newport Music Series 
is proud to present renowned VT Pianist Michael Arnowitt in Concert on Sunday, June 28th. Not to be missed!
Michael Arnowitt is one of the most creative and imaginative musicians of today. He is well known for his beautiful and sensitive touch at the keyboard, for the clarity and elegance of his musical ideas, for his abilities to find new articulations and colors from the piano, and for his innovative and thought-provoking concert programs.

“Beethoven & Arnowitt VIII” is Michael Arnowitt’s final concert in his 26-year long odyssey to perform the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas. Starting in 1989 when he was 26 years old, Michael Arnowitt began a series of eight concerts, matching up his age as he performs the various sonatas as Beethoven composed them. 2015 marks the end of this novel study into the psychology of aging and development with a program of Beethoven’s final three piano sonatas op. 109, 110, and 111, universally regarded as among the most spiritual and transcendent music of all time.”




By camilla @ 3:40 pm

Seniors luncheon

Reservations are now being accepted for the second in the SENIORS MUSIC AND LUNCHEON SERIES on Tuesday, June 16th  at St. Mark’s Church, Second Street  in Newport, VT.

This Program is FREE and open to all Seniors.  Sponsored by NOW PLAYING NEWPORT  and AARP, VT.  through a Newport Community Action Grant!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!     Call the Church Office  (802) 334-7685  or email concerts@nowplayingnewport



EMILY NYMAN, local Singer/Songwriter will perform at noon, followed by the luncheon



By camilla @ 8:13 am

usa mapAs many of you know, my sister writes a wonderful and informative blog.   Her latest talks are about Geotourism and what its all about.  It reminded me that this is the time of year that many people will gravitate to Vermont and other parts of New England for their summer vacations.

“This is such beautiful country up here  - it should be called the Northeast Kingdom.” 

Vermont State Senator George Aiken
on a visit to the region in 1949

And now, here is much you need to know about  visiting the middle of our country.  I do love my home state, so was excited to read and be reminded of how very wonderful Minnesota and the Midwest is.   I hope you enjoy this as much as I have.   Here is the


“This is MY Vermont!”

By camilla @ 9:13 am

Vermont sealThe Wooden Horse Arts Guild presents the 4th Annual Photo Fun contest for Young Vermont Photographers in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12. First, Second and Third cash prizes, ribbons & certificates in each Grade Group. To help in the understanding of photography and the use of the camera in taking pictures of many and varied subjects, the entrants are invited to attend a free seminar to take place in North Troy or Newport (date and time to be determined when entries have been received.)

Pre-Register:  Print the form, fill out and mail by June 20 to:

WHAG/Photo Fun P.O. Box 502 North Troy, Vt. 05859

          or email to

You will receive a packet of instructions, application and date and place of the seminar.


 I would like to enter Photo Fun – This is My Vermont – 2015                                 

 Name__________________________________________                kids taking pictures


My email_______________________________________

Grade__________My School_______________________

 Complete information at


It doesn’t get better than this!

By camilla @ 4:20 pm

jazz band instrumentsNewport is definitely going to swing on Saturday, May 30th, beginning at 7:30pm with the sounds of the Lake Region High School Jazz Band. They will be returning for the second year as part of Now Playing Newport Music Series at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Second Street, Newport.

The band is under the direction of Dr. Sara Doncaster, who after becoming the Music Department head at Lake Region, took her great musicians out of the gymnasium and onto the concert stage. The Lake Region Select Choir also presents a Holiday Concert each December for the Series.

Some of the selections for Saturday’s program are: “Out of Nowhere” – Johnny Green, “St. Thomas” – Sonny Rollins, “God Bless The Child” – Billie Holiday, “What’d I Say” – Ray Charles, “Do It Again” – Steeley Dan, “Ran Kan Kan” – Tito Puente, and “Cissy Strut” – The Meters.

Musicians taking part are: Hannah Doncaster, alto sax; Andrew Parkinson, alto sax; Tiffany Wheeler, alto sax; Olivia Owens, tenor sax; Rian Hayman-Jones, tenor sax; Althea Holland, bari sax; Karamae Hayman-Jones, trumpet; Gratia Rowell, trumpet; Jacob Dennison, vibraphone/piano. With guests Mark Violette, piano; and Jared Wiggett, guitar.

This program is presented free to the community as part of the of the Series ongoing mission to support the youth musicians in our area. Donations toward the school’s music program are accepted. For more information, visit

Kudos to Jim McKimm for making this happen!
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