The Portsmouth Herald from Portsmouth, New Hampshire on May 4, 1974 · Page 7
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Saturday, May 4, 1974
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·f~-Portsmouth Herald M.H.V Saturday, May 4. 1974 Distinctive Examples Many Historic Homes for Viewing in June (he Influence of Boston's irrhl- loclural styles ii|xni New KnK- land comniunltles. 'I'hc Interior is furnished w i t h Sortwcll f a m i l y Antique and history enthusl-lof the Federal style. It retains tury northern colonial nrchi- sls will be able to visit imprcs- its original gardens as well as lecture with a p r o j e c t i n g asls sivc historic houses located Time, Patience and Hard Work Those are the three requirements needed to perfect the glass icnlptnres that Pat Dee of Hampton Beach crafts. Dee, a glassblower, takes a normal rod of glass tabing and sculpts anything from a deer to a Clydesdale. He is shown with some of his masterpieces Including, - a Clipper ship that took 12 hours of continuous work to make. Glass Blowing Takes Steady Hand By ANN GOUVALARIS Staff Wriler HAMPTON - With the steady hand of a diamond cutter "and .the lithe sweep of a ballet dancer, Pat Dee bends glass rods to form everything from tiny deer to 30 inch five masted Clipper ships. . - Dee blows and sculpts glass ·from long, hollow and solid glass .tutes. He'uses a heat-resistant to work continuously until the -glass that melts under his "specially made glass blowing torch operating at 15,000 degrees Farenheit. As the glass tube melts, Dei stretches the strand and bend it to form a particular piece. He calls it "drawing will glass." The important thing maintain! Dee, is to keep working on thi piece while its hot. This is the difficult portion of the art be cause it requires the sculptor piece is finished. This continuous work i dramatized by the replica o SPCA on Pet Care for the Prevention of Cruelty pet should be at least six week to Animals is faced constantly with the problem of finding homes for pets that owners no Jonger want. In many cases we -find that the trouble is a lack ~ol understanding of the pet and -its requirements. In an effort ·to assist in this situation the 'New Hampshire SPCA has pre-pared a number of articles from various sources which will appear in this column. Guinea Pigs ' The guinea pig, also known ;as a cavy (which rhymes with ."navy") 'is a hearty pet who -will enjoy being penned in your ·yard on mild days (as "long as he's protected from dogs and cats). He is alert, his coat may be smooth and short, rough and short or silky and long. Your Awards Given To Cub Scouts At Meeting RYE -- Advancement awards were given to several members of Cub Scout Pack 183 recently at the monthly meeting. _Thev included David Marti nuk, Kenneth Eoisvert, Michael Lonergan, James Devine, Jona than Beres, Kevin Cassell and Eric Berg. "Adam Mitrook, Gary Tre fe'then and Robert Severance became denners, and Martin Ar- djni became an assistant denner, -Howard Felch received hi; Webelos neckerchief and slide, and the following Webelos aha received awards: Brian Eaton. Jon Tobey, Tim Chace. Kurt Young, Brian Marshall and John S:ott. -There will be a need for additional den mothers in the fall, and. additionally, people are needed who can volunteer for one night per month f o r continuation of the program. Kiwanis Club Plans to Sponsor Charity Auction " The Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth will sponsor the annual Kiwanis charity auction in Mm when you buy him. His home should be of meta at least 18 inches high, 24 inches wide, and 3 to 6 feet long He needs lots of room for exer cise. If possible, allow him to play in a closed room occasionally. The easiest cage for you to clean will be one with a wire mesh floor with a tray beneath it to catch droppings. If your guinea pig is not familiar with wire mesh floors, cover it with hay far two weeks so he can accustom himself to such a living arrangement. The tray should be covered with sawdust, peat moss, or oat or rice straw. Guina pigs like to sleep on a shelf about four inches above :he floor. The cage should be cleaned thoroughly every week; the tray should be cleaned at least three times a week and the bedding replaced. A guinea pig is most comfortable at a temperature ranging between 65 and 76 degree. If two guinea pigs are in the same cage, a partition should be included in the cage so that the guinea pigs can have separate sleeping quarters. Guinea "pigs eat often so be sure plenty of food is available, preferably from a mesh hopper or food container hanging inside the cage. As a vegetable eater, your guinea pig will thrive on guinea pig or rabbit pellets fbe sure the pellets are fresh), plus some green food, such as cabbage, kale, carrots, dandelions or lettuce. Fresh drinking water must always be available (the use of a water bottle is recommended). Guinea pigs don't bite unless they are upset, so respect your guinea pig's feelings! If you don't pick him up properly, he'll squeal, squirm or scratch. The proper way to pick him up is o support him with one hand under his hind limbs while the other hand lifts around his shoulders. If your guinea pig does bile vou and doesn't let go, don't jull away from him, just pour, :old water on his head and ie'11 let go (all bites should oe examined by a doctor). The above is taken from the lamphlct "The Care of Small a beer wagon dragged by eight Clydesdale horses that took him 72 hours of continuous work to complete. Dee keeps this in his collection along with a five masted clipper ship that measures 24 inches by 30 inches and took 48 hours to complete. His private collection also includes two jousting knights and an intricately detailed Model T. His future goal is to sculpt a replica of St. Peter's Basilica. Dee started learning his craft 35 years when he apprenticed to a glassblower. "When I was 14, I worked after school and weekends for a glassblower," said Dee. The glassblower didn't have a son to pass the craft onto, so he taught Dee after realizing the boy had an aptitude for it. It took Dee 10 years to learn how to sculpt glass. Today Dee is teaching the craft to his 14 year old nephew Randy Bouchard of Newburyport, Mass. "I had two daugh- :ers and neither were interested," said Dee, who wanted to preserve the art. Dee's favorite piece and hardest single piece to make is a rocking chair. "It look many years to perfect the rocking chair piece," said Dee, carefully molding the rocker portion to balance. "That's the hard part (getting he rocker to balance," said Dee, as he finished a piece and it ierenly rocked on the bench. Dee, who has operated z glassblowing shop, at the beach 'or 21 years, is on a call list at NBC. "If they ever need a glassblower, they call me," ie said proudly, admitting he las done his craft on the old Steve Allen tonight show and he Arlene Francis Morning Show. M^HH OUR 2lit ANNIVERSARY Register for Fret $20 Gift Certificate Dorothe Maternity Fashions 111 STATE II. 43WM1 BankAmtrlcard, Master Chargt along the New Hampshire and Maine coast as of June 1, 1974. Representing New England architectural styles and containing choice antiques, the houses could please even the most jaded visitor. The properties are owned and maintained by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, which is devoted lo preserving distinctive examples of New England's architecture a n d decorative arts. It operates 51 historic house museums as well as archives of books about architecture, early daguerro-types and photographs, texiles and wall papers. It provides consultation to groups involved in saving important structures. Persons could visit in one afternoon the three houses in Portsmouth. The John Langdon Mansion, 143 Pleasant Street, is open from June 1 through September 30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $1. The home of five-time governor of New Hampshire, first Senate presi- and a signer of the Constitution, the richly historic mid- Georgian style house with Baroque and Palladian influences, remains as Langdon built it in 1783. Set on extensively landscaped grounds, it contains carved panelling of exceptional quality and period furniture. The Jackson House on Northwest Street just off the Dover Road, is open from June 1 through September 30, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p m. Admission is 50 cents. Built in 16«4, it is believed to be the oldest surviving house in New Hampshire and remained in the Jackson family for ten generations. The gambrel ell and lean-to additions to the original house reflect its growth into one of the most picturesque houses in the region. The Rundlet-May House, 3B4 Middle Street, is open from June 1 through September 30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 1 to 5 p.m. Adminission is $1. Occupied solely by the Rundlet-May family since it was built in 1807, the three-story mansion with an imposing facade is an important example the original family furnishings, mostly of the Federal period. Some pieces were made for the Rundlots by Langlcy Boardman, a prominent P o r t s m o u t h cabinetmaker. The Barrett House, New Ipswich, Main Street off Route 124, is open from June 1 through October 31on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located inland west of Nashua, the exceptional Federal style country residence with a third-story ballroom and attach- carriage shed, is set on extensive, shady grounds. Its large rooms are furnished with superb examples of eighteenth century antiques bought in New England by the Barretts. In Maine, the Lady Pcpperrall House in Kittery Point and Jewett Memorial and Hamilton House in South Berwick are close enough to each other to be visited in one afternoon, while the Nickels-Sorlwell House in Wiscasset might be saved for another day. The Lady Pcpperell House in Kittery Point on Route 103, four miles east of Portsmouth, is open from June 15 through September 15, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1. Built in 1760 by the widow of Sir William Pepperrell, conqueror of Louisburg and the first native American to be titled, it is a fine example of mid-eighteenth cen- navilion facade decorated with Ironic pilasters and quoins. The rooms exhibit some Pepperrell pieces .supplemented with other furnishings of the period. The Jewell Memorial, South Berwick, on Route 236 in the center of town, is open from June 1 through September 30, Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $1. An imposing example of mid-Georgian architecture, it was the home of the author, Sarah Orne Jewett. The rooms contain well-executed panelling and many original wallpapers, ranging from an eighteenth century flock paper to mid-nine tecnth century examples put on by the Jewetts. The atmosphere Miss Jewett captured in her novels is still here; her charming bedroom study is one of the highlights of the tour. Hamilton House, South Berwick, on Vaughan's Lane, left off Route 236, is open from June 1 through September 30, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1 lo 5 p.m. Admission is $2. Setting of Sarah Orne Jewell's novel, The Tory Lover, his ambitious country house is situalccl on a prominence above he (Juaiiipliogan River. Kurni- iirc predominantly of ' "·" Georgian and Federal period and of particularly fine q u a l i l y s found in Ihe many law ·ooms. Kxlonsive lawns ami I ;ardcns, a summer house and larn complete this p n r l i c u l a r l y "ine selling. The Nickels-Sorlwell House. Wiscasset, on Main and Federal Streets, is open from J u n e 1 'hrough September 30, Tuesdays .hrough Saturdays from 11 a.m. :o 5 p.m. Admission is 52. The mposing three-story high-style Federal mansion demnnslra-lcs FACIAL HAIR REMOVED PERMANENTLY Beatrice Morin EUclrologlit It MlrMI Iq.. Portlmtutn at-Titi (Formerly trmt RhedH OHM) 113 Portland AVI,, Dovtr, 7414471 pieces. A pnrlk'iiliiil.v interior feature is Iho elliptical Mninvnv which extends l« Hie Ihinl flour and culminati's in _ | i skvlif.hl allowing the entire t'n"cj.slnir«o!i In hn IvMied in n subtle 50 homes In Nrw England ewn«d by the Society for the Prefctr- vJlion of New England Anlloul- llos hv w r i t i n g to them Boston. I ' l l rmnbrldfic Slrrol. and uniform lifihl. Persons can o b t a i n a copy of Hie "Visitor's Clinic" to a N,H. INSURANCE AGENTS BROKERS Ml. Ford Insurance Agency Kintr - 4JMM DANCING MAY 4 8 : 3 0 - 1 2 : 3 0 METHANT HALL Goodwin Raid Eliot, Milne 3/ 4 " GARDEN STAKES ANY LENGTH FOOT Dion Lumber Co., Inc. Rre. 1, Kittery, Me. 439-1812 MON.-SAT. 7:30- 5 SPRING SPECIAL 6-0x6-8 PATIO DOORS REVERSIBLE, WHITE ENAMEL OR BRONZE, '/a" TEMPERED INSULATED CLASS, SCREEN. Lilt Price $251.50 MON.-SAT. 7:30-5 jLumber Co., JJnc.f^ ; Rle. 1 Kiltery, Maine Tel. 439-1612 Painl - Building Supplies - Hardwire Your Mobilhert fuel til dealer for ever 40 yean. 500 Maplewood Ave. Tel. 436-4560 GARDEN SHOP OPENS SUNDAY, 8:30 A.M.-6 P.M. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL C MARBLE CHIPS Reg. 1.19 Limit 3 Token's "Whale" Cifl Shop Sunday Between 8:30-10 a.m. AND FRAMED PRINTS U.S. Rt. I EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 66 Sunday Between 8:30-10 a.m. GARDEN LIME 50 Ib. bag EA. Limit 3 EARLY PIRD SPECIAL 10-6-4 $266 40 Ib. big Limit 3 FERTILIZER Sunday Between 8:30-10 a.m. Mammals" published by the 16, 17 and 18 at Lhe Portsmouth y N H . Community Center. i t m - All monies raised po to Incs] 1 pr ,^ rc55ed causes, and in order for this "r; arc O f auction lo succeed, the c!ub ; -2$king for donations of ca£h «r services. --The Portsmouth RehabilitatiiT! Center and Uie Great Bay Schorl end Training Center have been recipients in the past, and in? -Portsmouth Clipper Band. -3 H. S^fety Patrol Procrams. Base ml] and Basketball prnjr.^m;. jrave received Kraanis financial .support. --Donations w:JI be not»d and Iccepted by eny Kitvanian, or bv callinC4'36-fUIO. \mrican Humane Association a copy of send a self- envelope lo Small Mammals", SPCA, 33 Pleasant St., N.H. 03301. PANSIES (PliM Ortrwn) SWISS CIAMTS 7 POST RD.. CRiiNLAND W3J1 -Frl. a P.H.-J P.M. Sit A Sun. I A M.-l P-HL TEL 436-3766 Weigh The Case For S I L V E R Against A Savings Account Against Bonds Against ANY Capital Conservation or Appreciation Program Then Call Boyd E. Brodhead 431-6599 About Buying 99.9 Cr Pure Silver PUMPKINTOWN DAY CAMP ON YORK POND Eliot, Maine left ind girli 4 lo 14 yn. of Jgc. Wjter ufctr- crifti and na- lurt. Opening |une 24 for 10 »k». Hoim 9:00-3:30. Special imnfementl for children with both parcnli working. For information write P-O. Boi 35, Eliot, Maine. 03903 or call 436-1793. Our tint concern it your child's safety! Model 1433 SAVE $100 ON WARDS RUGGED 8 H.P. Transaxle Lawn Tractor Designed for low-mainfenance. Electric start. 36" mower in- eluded. Big 18x6.5 turf tires. 599 Reg. $699 PLANT YOUR GARDEN WITH LIVE PLANTS TOMATO PLANTS 74e PETUNIAS 74e pick BEGONIAS 74c pick PANSIES 74c MARIGOLDS . \\\ SNAPDRAGONS 74c pack 74e pick . Hodtl 170 20" Magnesium Deck Rotary With Instant Pull 'n 1 Go Start 3!/2-HP Briggs StraHon eV gine with automatic choke for constant power. Height adjusts. 7988 oppy Ion 198 ISLINGTON ST,, PORTSMOUTH TEL. 436-3063 (Ample Free Parking) Lei c ^ e ef cur experienced styl/sU e'"e 'u , LEW STYLE CUT. BODY PERM CR FROSTING. We Arc Always Happy To Serve Ycu! CAMILLE, LOIS, MARILYN, N;C Op*n 6 Diyj A Week -- WON - SAT. CANADIAN PEAT MOSS $2" Reg. 2.99 2 cu. ft. CORDLESS GRASS SHEARS Regyljrly $M.99 VARIETY OF ' EVERGREEN TREES r.. $2*9 POTTED ROSES R« 3 . 2.29 Reg. 99.99 DECORATIVE BARK $388 Reg. 4.99 3 cu. ft. REINFORCED GARDEN HOSE 5366 $4.91 SO ft. Tough Nylon Tire Cord 3 PIECE BBQ TOOL SET Stainless steel; heat-resistant handles. Save! $199 Reg. 52.79 ENJOY OUTDOOR COOKING BRAZIER-24" GRILL Height adjuster gives four positions to suit your needs. Chromed legs resist rustina. Reg. 7.99 ENAMELED TIKI TORCH Sj 8 R*f. 2.76 In 6 rr|-n A'uminvm, 6 H. S.ccJ ten .hi WARDS NEWINGTON PLAZA GOSLING RD. SPAULDINC TPK. PHONE 431-4000 OPEN MON.-SAT. r 10 j.m.-lO p.m. ; SUN. I p.m.-6 p.m.

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