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November 29, 2012

Methuen illustrator named Artist of the Month


Learn all about ‘My Grandfather’s Lathe’

HAMPSTEAD — On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Hampstead Public Library will host woodworking artist Stephen Carey as he presents “My Grandfather’s Lathe: Basic Woodworking.”

Carey offers a basic introduction to woodworking including the variety of materials and tools available and ways to learn the craft, along with woodworking resources.

Visit the library in the days before this event to get a preview of Carey’s work in the library’s display cases.

Holiday Stroll set at Greystone Farm

SALEM, N.H. — Greystone Farm, 242 Main St., will hold its annual Holiday Stroll and Silent Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Participants can enjoy refreshments while they stroll and have the opportunity to bid on decorated wreaths, uniquely filled gift baskets and sleighs.

Proceeds benefit the programs for seniors and disabled adults of ServiceLink of Rockingham County.

There is a $5 admission, and it includes a ticket to the grand raffle drawing and time to enjoy our famous chocolate room.

For more information call Tracey Hamlin-Landry at Greystone Farm at (603) 898-5393 or email thlandry@benchmarkquality.com .

Zanni tours Century Box as company plans expansion

METHUEN – Mayor Stephen Zanni toured the existing Century Box facility yesterday, following a groundbreaking earlier this month on an expansion project made possible by local and state incentives.

Zanni toured the facility with company founder Al Kagan.

“It truly was a fascinating experience to see the scope of work performed right here in Methuen,” said Zanni. “It is exciting that Century Box is keeping its operation here in Methuen - and their expanding!” In early November,

Century Box was purchased by Kagan in 1978, and moved to Methuen in the early 1980s. Employing approximately 100 people, Century Box prints and manufactures packaging for a variety of items, including paper products, utensils, toiletries, and food items.

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