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  • Local First Member: Von Bargen's Trunk Show
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Von Bargen's Jewelry, 35 Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, United States
    Description: Von Bargen's is a member of Local First Alliance

    Paul Morelli Jewelry Designer Trunk Show!

    Call (603) 653 – 0006 or email julie@vonbargens.com for more details.
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  • Local First Member: Von Bargen's Trunk Show
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Von Bargen's Jewelry, 35 Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, United States
    Description: Von Bargen's is a member of Local First Alliance

    Paul Morelli Jewelry Designer Trunk Show!

    Call (603) 653 – 0006 or email julie@vonbargens.com for more details.
  • Local First Member: AVA Gallery Presents Artist Torin Porter
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: AVA Gallery is a member of Local First Alliance

    AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to announce that a 12-foot steel sculpture by Torin Porter is on display in front of AVA’s Carter-Kelsey Building. The sculpture, titled Astronomer, was installed concurrently with Porter’s exhibition in AVA’s E.N. Wennberg Gallery and will remain on view through Fall 2016.
    Torin Porter, of Glover, VT, creates both small and large-scale sculpture. His smaller work is intimate and has a strong narrative thread with an emphasis on humanity—the viewer sees the piece in its own world and scale. In contrast, Porter’s large sculptures give the viewer a sense that they are a player in this narrative.
    Porter states: “I am drawn to forms that explore humanness as it exists in the imagination. Whether human figures are absent or present, I see an emphasis on humanity as the unifying aspect of my work—humanity as it relates to its inventions, to nature, and to itself. I make sculpture because I am interested in engaging people in real-space, real-time interactions.”

    Torin Porter will give a gallery talk on Saturday, May 7 at 4:00pm.
    The talk is free and open to the public.
  • Local First Member: Lebanon Opera House Presents Chris Isaak
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: May 7, 2016 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Lebanon Opera House, 51 N Park St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: Lebanon Opera House is a member of Local First Alliance
    Chris Isaak - Saturday May 7, 2016 @ 7:30PM
    Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH
    Chris Isaak - FIRST COMES THE NIGHT TOUR
    • $98.50, $78.50, $59.50
    • With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniest live performers out there, Chris Isaak’s vocal style has earned him enormous acclaim, and his vast catalog of hits include “Wicked Game,” “Forever Blue,” “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying."

    For more info or to purchase tickets, please go to lebanonoperahouse.org
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1. Move your banking to a community bank or credit union, and invest your money in tangible assets like land, or with organizations like the Cooperative Fund of New England that invest in community control.

2. Rent out a room in your home, or swap space for gardening, child or elder care, or carpentry

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Nichole Romano, Great Eastern Radio

Terry Martin, Mascoma Savings Bank

Terry Appleby, Co-op Food Stores

Dean Cashman, Chair, Lake Sunapee Bank

Emily Gardner, Manager, Vital Communities

Allan Reetz, Co-op Food Stores

Mundy Wilson Piper, Chippers Inc.

Jake Blum, Systems Plus Computers, Inc.

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— Emily Gardner, Events, Corporate Relations and Local First Alliance Manager

Emily grew up in Sharon, VT and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. She is happy to have recently returned to the Upper Valley after working for almost a decade in the entertainment and event industries of Los Angeles, CA.