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Digging In To Real Food Thurs. Oct. 23 at 7pm

Kath Gallant and Tracey Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions will talk about the growth of the local food movement and how to eat locally within a budget. They’ll give you some cost saving tips for eating whole foods and why it all matters.

The mission of Dig In is to help people build the connection between what they eat, where it comes from and how it affects their health. It’s all connected and it starts with people being empowered and educated to make choices that make them feel great.

Bios:

Kathy Gallant, owner of Blue Moon Evolution restaurant, has been committed to providing seasonal, organic fare since 1995 to the seacoast of New Hampshire. A pioneer in the local food movement, Kath has been connecting with farmers through food, community and education. She has won numerous awards including New Hampshire Magazines Remarkable Women of Cuisine in 2013, and the Spirit of the Seacoast from the United Way.  She was also recently voted as one of the Top Women-led Business in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire Magazine.

Tracey Miller is a health coach, cooking instructor, freelance writer and has more than 25 years of experience promoting environmental, health and social issues, both globally and locally. Tracey worked in strategic communication for the World Bank in Washington for 10 years and has also worked for many environmental organizations including the Department of Environmental Protection in Massachusetts.

Digging In

Digging In To Real Food Thurs. Oct. 23 at 7pm

Kath Gallant and Tracey Miller, co-founders of Dig In: Real Food Solutions will talk about the growth of the local food movement and how to eat locally within a budget. They’ll give you some cost saving tips for eating whole foods and why it all matters.

The mission of Dig In is to help people build the connection between what they eat, where it comes from and how it affects their health. It’s all connected and it starts with people being empowered and educated to make choices that make them feel great.

Bios:

Kathy Gallant, owner of Blue Moon Evolution restaurant, has been committed to providing seasonal, organic fare since 1995 to the seacoast of New Hampshire. A pioneer in the local food movement, Kath has been connecting with farmers through food, community and education. She has won numerous awards including New Hampshire Magazines Remarkable Women of Cuisine in 2013, and the Spirit of the Seacoast from the United Way.  She was also recently voted as one of the Top Women-led Business in New Hampshire by Business New Hampshire Magazine.

Tracey Miller is a health coach, cooking instructor, freelance writer and has more than 25 years of experience promoting environmental, health and social issues, both globally and locally. Tracey worked in strategic communication for the World Bank in Washington for 10 years and has also worked for many environmental organizations including the Department of Environmental Protection in Massachusetts.

Digging In

N.H. Health Care Panel Tuesday Oct. 7, 6:00pm

Now that the Affordable Care Act has been in effect for several years, the Rye Public Library offers our community a unique view into health care coverage in New Hampshire as we present a moderated panel discussion with key players in the State.  Join Moderator Thomas M. Sherman M.D.– NH State Rep. Rye & New Castle—member House Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs, Physician- Core Gastroenterology, Exeter, N.H., who will lead discussion and direct audience questions to our panel.

We are pleased to be joined by our panelists James Farrelly– Vice President, Employee Benefits, USI Insurance Svcs, LLC,   Aaron Holman– Spokesperson, NH Dept. of Insurance, Public Consulting Group,   Maureen Kerrigan– Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services,  Nick Toumpas– Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services for a discussion of current ACA practices in the State.

Brief presentations will cover:  private individual and group insurance, the Marketplace , impact on small and large businesses , NHHPP , coverage for the disabled and residential care , issues regarding Medicare and Medicare Advantage under the ACA.

Presentations will be followed by questions from the audience and discussion moderated by Dr. Sherman. For more information, please send an email to thomas.sherman@leg.state.nh.us

10-7 Health Care Panel

N.H. Health Care Panel Tuesday Oct. 7, 6:00pm

Now that the Affordable Care Act has been in effect for several years, the Rye Public Library offers our community a unique view into health care coverage in New Hampshire as we present a moderated panel discussion with key players in the State.  Join Moderator Thomas M. Sherman M.D.– NH State Rep. Rye & New Castle—member House Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs, Physician- Core Gastroenterology, Exeter, N.H., who will lead discussion and direct audience questions to our panel.

We are pleased to be joined by our panelists James Farrelly– Vice President, Employee Benefits, USI Insurance Svcs, LLC,   Aaron Holman– Spokesperson, NH Dept. of Insurance, Public Consulting Group,   Maureen Kerrigan– Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services,  Nick Toumpas– Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services for a discussion of current ACA practices in the State.

Brief presentations will cover:  private individual and group insurance, the Marketplace , impact on small and large businesses , NHHPP , coverage for the disabled and residential care , issues regarding Medicare and Medicare Advantage under the ACA.

Presentations will be followed by questions from the audience and discussion moderated by Dr. Sherman. For more information, please send an email to thomas.sherman@leg.state.nh.us

10-7 Health Care Panel

Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado.  Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Digging In to the Isles of Shoals, Sunday April 7 2013 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to attend a second program of the popular first presentation of their 2013 programming series.  Dr. Nathan Hamilton comes ashore to share his archaeological adventures on the Isles of Shoals.

In just four years of an ongoing “dig” at the Isles of Shoals, Nathan Hamilton and his archaeology students have unearthed 250,000 artifacts. Those bones, stones, and fragments of human occupation tell volumes about life on a rock.  Learn more about their work and findings at this entertaining and educational presentation.  Dr. Hamilton notes:  “Many people who live at the edge of the sea, deposit their refuse at the edge of the sea.” And what makes this site, the western end of Smuttynose, so useful for archaeologists is that it is undisturbed.

Partisanship and Civility in 2013 with Neil Levesque rescheduled to Sunday March 10, 2 PM

The Friends of the Rye Public Library present another in their ongoing civic programming series: What Makes A Citizen?  as Neil Levesque of the NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselms College presents his program: Partisanship and Civility in 2013.

Americans are more divided than ever in politics on a state and national level. It is evident in the rhetoric used by leading politicians, in the media covering them as well as citizens in our communities. Join us as Neil Levesque Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College explains some of the causes and effects our divided government is having on policy and society.

Neil Levesque is Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.  The Institute was founded in 2001 on the premise that an informed and involved citizenry is an essential element of a well functioning democracy.  The Institute is one of the State’s premier venues for politics, hosting a series of debates for all levels of government, and sponsoring educational programs and scholarly research. The facility is designed to educate citizens about the contemporary political problems and challenges facing New Hampshire, the United States and the larger world.

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