December 2016 News from NHADA

Snow has blanketed most of New Hampshire during these early days of December, creating iconic New England views wherever you travel in the state.  Shops are warm and welcoming, and decorated for the holidays.  I hope some of everyone’s Christmas shopping will include a stop at one or two shops to find the perfect gift with a bit of history, soul, or charm.
The Annual Meeting and dinner of the NHADA was held at the Common Man Restaurant in Concord on November 10th.   A moment of silence was observed for two members that we lost in 2016, Nan Gurley of Parsonsfield, Maine and Jessie Anderson of Milford, New Hampshire.
Nominations and election of NHADA Board members followed.  Officers for 2017 are President, Tommy Thompson;  Vice President,  Communications,  Sharon Platt;  Vice President,  Membership,  Ken Pike; Vice President and Show Chairman, Josh Steenburgh;  Director, Jared Chicone;  Secretary, Melissa Alden; Treasurer, Peter Sawyer; and Auditor, Richard Thorner.  Additionally, Richard Bojko, Immediate Past President, Beverly Longacre, Vice President and Show Co-Chairman, and Elizabeth Kingsley, Director, round out the Board.
The meeting ended with a mini auction of antiques provided by those in attendance, which was great fun, with possible potential for expanding upon the idea for next year!
NHADA warmly welcomes new member Stanley Fry of Fry Fine Art, Peterborough, New Hampshire.  Fry Fine Art specializes in 19th, 20th and 21st century art, including watercolors, oil on canvas, and oil on board.
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Wishing all a peaceful and safe holiday season,

Liz Kingsley