3rd sat workshop Feb 17th
Thrifty Yankee Ragbag!
1. knives and tools were sharpened by Mike Braley on his grindstone.
2. Avery taught us all how to grow sprouts. Evelyn showed us how to make wool dryer balls. Donna from Hillledge Farm in Alexandria showed us how to make laundry soap- a 5 gallon pail for $5. Sharon showed us how to make toothpaste. Linda and Tad brought samples of natural cleaners and showed how easy it is to compost. Cheryl had a master mix that she used to create refreshments for all.
3. Samples were carried home in a new market tote made possible by Margaret. It was a great day of community sharing and fun for all.
4. It's fun, it's informal and it's a quick stop on a Saturday morning.
Thanks to donations from generous Danbury Neighbors, the grange's Winter Survival Project helped 15 families. These donations added to the grange's neighbor helping neighbor fund and allowed three times as many families to be helped. This project has finished for the winter season.If you have a concern or someone in need, we need ears and eyes in our community in our efforts to continue to serve the community year round. Rural Life Program Feb 18th
a great time attended by about 40 rural folks...fun, appreciation of living in a small town and a chance to meet neighbors!
Danbury Business meet and greet-- 10-noon-- an opportunity to talk to your neighbors and find learn about their businesses. Supporting Local Business strenthens our local economy and is good for all. Get to know the names and faces of our local businesses.
Silent Movie--March 19th
Great crowd, great fill, full house! Jeff wants to come back in October with a Halloween themed movie...
Saturday March 19th
Silent Film Show 7pm
Title: Grandma's Boy
featuring live music by Jeff Rapsis
$5 suggested donation
DANBURY, NH—The silent film era returns to the big screen at the Blazing Star Grange in Danbury, NH with the screening of a classic silent comedy accompanied by live music. Showtime is Saturday, March 19 at 7 pm. Featured will be a full-length comedy, 'Grandma's Boy,' starring Harold Lloyd, the most popular movie star of the 1920s. All are welcome to this family-friendly event.
The screening will feature live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based composer who specializes in creating scores for silent films. He performs on a digital synthesizer to reproduce the texture of the full orchestra and create a traditional "movie score" sound. 'Grandma's Boy' tells the story a cowardly young man (Harold Lloyd) who seeks the courage to battle a menacing tramp who terrorizes his small hometown. In revival, 'Grandma's Boy' continues to delight movie-goers and serves as a great example of the magic of silent film. It also provides a marvelous window into small town American life as it was lived a century ago.
Members of the Blazing Star Grange decided to include silent film in its programming to give the public a chance to experience the great films of cinema's early years as they were intended: in restored prints, on the big screen, and with live music and an audience. “These films are still exciting experiences if you show them as they were designed to be screened,” Rapsis said. “There’s a reason people first fell in love with the movies, and we hope to recreate that experience. At their best, silent films were communal experience very different from today’s movies—one in which the presence of a large audience intensifies everyone’s reactions.”
In the early decades of the 1900s, silent films were shown at the Blazing Star Grange. This screening will pay tribute to that tradition. ‘Grandma's Boy’ (1922), a classic silent comedy starring Harold Lloyd, will be shown on Saturday, March 19 at 7 pm. at the Blazing Star Grange Hall, 15 North Road, Danbury, N.H. The program is open to the public. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person to defray expenses. For more info, call 603-252-4440; for more info on the music, visit