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Town Crier for Feb. 4, 2018


Saturday, February 03, 2018
ALLENSTOWNGet educated on religion

Allenstown Board of Selectmen will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Allenstown Town Hall.

Bone Builders is held on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Road, Epsom. This a temporary location until the Suncook Senior Center is reopened.

St. John the Baptist Community Table is held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.

The Allenstown Historical Society will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park on Lavoie Drive off Route 28. For more information, call 485-4437.

St. John the Baptist Religious Education news is that due to fact of our small parish we have been alerted that students can make their Confirmation transition in just one year. If you have a child in second- through eighth-grade who is not currently enrolled in our parish religious education program please contact Cathy Mazzaglia at cpfmazz@gmail.com to register for confirmation preparation. Deadline is Feb. 23.

The Knights of Columbus will be starting projects around the church and are in need of a sheet rocker or plasterer. If you know anyone who would be willing to help, please contact Geoffrey Kennedy at 231-7070.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVERMeet the candidates

A four-week needle felting workshop will be offered at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St., right next to Pizza Chef, beginning on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Taught by Andover resident Nadja Hebert, beginners as well as those with experience are welcome. Participants can either bring their own supplies or purchase them for a small fee from the instructor; for the first class red, green and white rovings (carded wool) are needed. The series is free, although donations to The Andover Hub are very much appreciated.

Voters from Andover, Salisbury and surrounding towns are invited to meet Democratic candidate for Governor of New Hampshire Steve Marchand on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall, next to the Salisbury Public Library on Route 4. Marchand will share his perspective on the issues facing New Hampshire and answer questions from those in attendance. The event is sponsored by the Andover Area Democrats.

A new Gentle Yoga class starts on Wednesday at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St., next to Pizza Chef, running from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $11 per session. A gentle flow class with an emphasis on core fitness, flexibility and reducing stress, students can join at any time. For more information, contact Maris Wofsy at litehouse15@hotmail.com.

Zumba is offered on Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St., right next to Pizza Chef. Zumba mixes dance moves with exercise and is a great fitness workout as well as lots of fun. The fee is $5 per session. For more information, contact teacher Akiesha Young at 998-0563 or at “Zumba with Akiesha” on Facebook.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BARNSTEADSuper Bowl Pre-game

Pre-game Super Bowl meet and greet will be held today. Please stop the Maple Street Church from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to meet Lori Mahar for selectman. This is an opportunity to ask questions and get to know her. Sandwiches, vegetable platter and dessert!

LORI MAHAR

269-2329

lorimahar@tds.net

BOSCAWENCabin Fever Reliever

Mark your calendars for Cabin Fever Reliever coming on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Twiggs Gallery and Marshall’s Florist in Boscawen will be joining more than 20 other artists in Boscawen, Loudon and Canterbury in this fun celebration. More information and complete list of participants is available on their website at cabinfever.com.

It’s budget season in Boscawen. A public hearing on the proposed 2018 town budget will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. It will be held at the town municipal building, 116 N. Main St., in the fourth floor conference room.

The Boscawen/Penacook Water Precinct is holding a public hearing on their proposed budget on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. The hearing will be at the Precinct offices at 9 Woodbury Lane.

More Bingo is coming Boscawen on Feb. 17. Pizza is on the menu at noon, followed by an afternoon of fun, games and prizes all for $10. It is held at the Boscawen Town Hall at 12 High St., (basement of the Congregational Church).

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BOWAdventure night for kids

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold their monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Feb. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in stamp collecting is welcome to attend, buy, sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about this hobby while enjoying the fellowship of others who have varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues. Also, learn about the latest cutting edge information on stamp collecting. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

The Bow Heritage Commission would like to remind Bow residents to plan on paying a visit to the new Baker History Room located at the Baker Free Library in the very near future. Hours of access will be published on various media sources in February. (This is a climate-controlled secure room and can only be accessed on scheduled days and by appointment). Come check out the arrowheads, Henry Baker’s 1914 book collection, Revolution and Civil War military documents, the Luther Morgan Rifle, Frank White’s survey maps, Alexander Cemetery Inscriptions, old dog registrations, photos and more. You might even decide to volunteer to serve a shift or two to help others enjoy the room. Members of the Heritage Commission will be glad to talk with anyone who has documents and artifacts they would like to donate or place on loan to the Baker Room and there is still a need for monetary donations to make the room all it could be.For further information contact Gary Nylen at 496-5239 or gary42bow@comcast.net or Faye Johnson 228-8149 or fjohnson915@myfairpoint.net.

The Bow Mills United Methodist Church invites children and youth to “Kids Night in – What an Adventure!” Children and youth can stay for one hour, two or three. This offer continues for the second Friday of each month through May 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. All are welcome, whether church participants or not There is no cost for this fun event. Snacks will be provided along with games and other adventures. To RSVP or for more information, call 224-0884 or email info@bowmillsmc.org.

Concord Regional VNA is offering Life After Loss, an eight-week adult grief discussion group on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., in Bow. Trained grief facilitators will provide grief support and education to participants who have suffered a recent loss. The group size is limited to 12 participants and sessions are free. Registration is required. To register, call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 2828, or visit crvna.org.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURYTour art shops in town

Cabin Fever Reliever Tour will take place this weekend around Canterbury, Boscawen and Loudon! Participants this year include: Kathie Fife Photography, Jolene Cochrane, and Grain Fed Spoons at the Meeting House in Canterbury Center; Marshall’s Florist; Cold Garden Spirits; Canterbury Shaker Village; Canterbury AleWorks; Clough Tavern Farm Christmas and with Two Sisters’ Garlic; Old Ways Traditions along with Janet King and Mark Kneeland; Egg Rock Studio and Good Earth Tea Co.; Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design with Adele Sanborn, SherRee West and visiting felting artist, Louise Jacobs; Miles Smith Farm Loudon; Fox Country Smoke House: Riverland on the Merrimack: Penacook Historical Society. Visit the website for more information on participants at cabinfevernh.com or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/CabinFeverRelieverNH.

At Elkins Public Library, you can meditate on Friday evening with Fran from 6 to 7 p.m., bring a mat or blanket for light yoga stretching. See library website for full program at elkinspubliclibrary.org.

Shaker Regional SB 2 Deliberative session will be held this Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Belmont High School. School budgets, warrants will be explained, debated and possibly amended.

Introductory Fly-Tying Classes are held at the parish house on Wednesdays during the month of February from 6 to 8 p.m. Class is sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and is limited to eight people. Email Jessie Tichko at tshot@myfairpoint.net to register or call 783-4026.

The 4-H Food Show will be held this Saturday at the Penacook Elementary School. A stitching and crafting circle will meet on Feb. 16. Contact Laura Crockford at 540-9877 for details.

Canterbury Historical Society plans to organize an exhibit, “Out of the Archives,” later in the spring. Please be in touch with the society with ideas of items to show. Email canterbury.nh.historical.society@gmail.com.

The deadline for petitioned warrant articles is Monday, when the first public hearing for the budget takes place. First session of the town meeting will be March 13 and second session March 16.

Canterbury Police Department now has a “pharmaceutical drop box” in the lobby of the station, for unwanted prescription medications with the exception of needles and liquids.

For Loudon Food Pantry appointments, call Sue at 724-9731. Donations may be dropped off at Elkins Public Library.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTERSchool board public meeting to be held

On Monday, the Down Cellar Poet’s workshop for adult writers will be held at 7 p.m. at the Chichester Town Library. Facilitated by Jimmy Pappas. Call 798-3410 for more information. Open to all area poets.

On Tuesday, the selectmen will hold a hearing on the proposed 2018 town budget and warrant articles at 6:30 p.m. in the Grange Hall. Chichester residents are encouraged to attend. Snow date is Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the library will be the destination for crocheters and knitters at 3:30 p.m.

The Chichester school board will conduct a public hearing on its 2018-19 budget and warrant articles on Wednesday at at 6 p.m. at the Chichester Central School. Snow date is Thursday.

On Thursday, the pre-school story and craft time will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

The conservation commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at town hall.

Come to the library and make a Valentine (or two or three) for our veterans at the N.H. veterans home. Please come prior to Saturday to allow time for mailing for Valentines Day.

Put a note on your calendar – the Memory Cafe will be held on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Epsom Public Library.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTONRead with therapy dogs at the library

The Silly Laughing Musical Fun Poetry Show will be held Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Dunbarton Elementary School Board Board Hearing and School Budget Hearing will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Elementary School Library, 20 Robert Roger Road, Dunbarton.

Reading to dogs is scheduled for Thursday and Feb. 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. Children can read to a gentle registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International. Call the library to sign up for a 15-minute session. Bring your own book or choose one at the library.

Knitting for Kids is held every Friday after school. Come to the library to knit, cat and relax. Materials provided or bring your own.

Valentine’s Day parties at the school will be held on Feb 14 at 1:45 p.m. Students will hand out cards and enjoy treats.

The February PTO meeting at the school library will be moved to Feb. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m., due to Valentine’s Day. Come talk about spring events.

Sunday Community Breakfast continues through February at the Vestry in the Center. Cost is $6. Event runs from 8 to 10 a.m. Funds benefit scholarships to Horton Center summer camping experiences. All welcome.

The police department has submitted a warrant article to hire an additional full time police officer starting in August. The proposal will minimize the cost impact to taxpayers while ensuring that the law enforcement needs and expectations of the town are met. The department plans to hire one of their part-time officers for this position and enroll him in an August Academy. They are requesting $24,548, which covers wages and benefits. The August Academy start date will help reduce the financial impact in 2018. In 2019, the town would bear the full cost of this additional employee. To learn more and keep informed, visit dunbartonpolice.weebly.com.

Book discussion at the library will be held Feb. 21 at noon. The Untold Stories Of 33 Men Buried In A Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free By Hector Tobar will be discussed.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM‘Victoria and Abdul’

The library will be showing Victoria and Abdul on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Last time this movie was scheduled there was a snow storm, so we’re hoping for clear weather for this highly acclaimed film.

On Saturday, “Elephant and Piggie” Story Time and Breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. The event includes stories, breakfast, a craft, bookmarks and stickers featuring our favorite Mo Willems characters, Elephant & Piggie. Space is limited, so sign up at the library or call 736-9920.

Story times will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 3:30 p.m.February themes include groundhogs and Valentines Day.

Toddler Time is held Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement activities and simple crafts.

Lego Club meets on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Plan to join the fun and build with the libraries large collection of Legos.

EYAA softball and baseball registration is now open. Registration will be open on the EYAA website through Feb. 25 at the standard registration rate. Late registration will run from Feb. 26 through March 3 and will include additional late fee. Players registered during the late registration period may be placed on a wait list if the roster is full. Questions regarding softball should be directed to John Carignan. Questions regarding baseball should be directed to Natalie Casey.

The February school board meeting will take place on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Mrs. Magan’s room, Room 224.

The school deliberative session will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium to discuss the proposed budget for the school.

Red Cross will be having a blood drive in the ECS gym on Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter code Epsom School or call 1-800-Red-Cross to register.

Think you make the best soup, chili or chowder in Epsom? It’s time to prove it! Epsom Central School’s sixth annual Cook-off is on Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 10 and under. Go to ecs.sau53.org for more information on registering. Proceeds will go to the Epsom Central School student activities, helping with field trips, student clothing needs, etc.

Also happening on Feb. 12, ECS will be having Safari Adventure Family Night for kindergarten through eighth-graders from 5 to 7 p.m., during the same evening as the soup, chili and chowder event. So, families will be able to enjoy both events! Activities will include various games, arts and crafts, challenges and more.

Town and school budget voting will take place on March 13 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the ECS gymnasium. So mark your calendars!

Happy birthday wishes Lenya Matott on Thursday and Virginia Drew on Saturday! Hope you both have wonderful celebrations!

TERRY RIEL

c21rielt@metrocast.net

FRANKLINFather, daughter dance at school

A Pancake Breakfast will kick-off the Winter Carnival events will be held this morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Ski Area lodge. Cost for adults is $5, kids $2.

Winter Carnival Cardboard Sled Races will be held Saturday a 1 p.m. at VMRSA. Also, pond hockey at 2:30 p.m.

On Sunday, ski and snowboard races for the Winter Carnival will start at 1 p.m. at the VMRSA Hill. Radar Runs with the Lakes Region Snowmobile Club will begin registration at 9:30 a.m. and start at 10:30 a.m. at Griffin Beach, Webster Lake.

Meet democratic candidate for governor Steve Marchand on Tuesday at Salisbury Town Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Andover Area Democrats. For directions or information on the event, contact Susan Chase at 735-5135.

Register now to take the monthly bus on Feb. 12 from the TRIP Center to Concord. Plan shopping, an appointment and/or lunch out. This trip takes place the second Monday of each month and leaves the center at 9 a.m. Call 934-4151 to reserve. If you need a ride to the center, indicate that as well.

Keep Movin’ is an exercise program, with or without weights, for the whole body. Join this fun-loving group on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with warm up walking at 8 a.m. (optional) and the program starting at 8:30. A donation of $1 per session is appreciated.

School Winter Vacation Camp is offered by Parks and Recreation. Call 934-2118 or stop by Bessie Rowell Community Center for details. Winter vacation begins Feb. 26.

Annual “Leaping to Serve” Calendar Raffle to benefit the work of the Franklin Area Lions Club on sale now with the drawing on Feb. 19 at the Soda Shoppe. There are 29 chances to win. Tickets available at The Soda Shoppe, The Pizza Chef or contact Forrest Powers at 768-3617.

The Three-Rivers Republican Committee speaker at its Wednesday meeting will be Lynne Blankenbeker, candidate for the Second Congressional District. Meeting will be held at the Pizza Chef in West Franklin at 6 p.m.

The Father/Daughter Dance at Bessie Rowell Community Center will be Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 934-2118. Registration and semi-formal attire required.

Franklin city council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at city hall.

Archery lessons for beginners and intermediate ages 6 to adult at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Sessions take place on Thursdays, beginners at 6:15 p.m., intermediate at 7:15 p.m. Call 934-2118 for details.

The Franklin Area Lions Club meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. at The Soda Shoppe. Contact Linda Powers at 848-3373 for more information.

Franklin zoning board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at city hall.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEAREPuzzle exchange

Puzzle Exchange at Tucker Free Library will be held Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. If you bring a puzzle to the exchange, you can take a new one home! Free and open to all. Questions? Call 428-3471 or visit tuckerfreelibrary.org. Also, today at the library, Lindsay Aucella will tell stories and more from 2 to 3 p.m. Aucella brings her larger than life puppet pals to the library! Free and open to all.

In your postal boxes and mailboxes, you’ll be getting the Henniker or Weare School Warrant. The deliberative sessions will be Monday at the Henniker school cafeteria; on Wednesday for Weare; and John Stark on Friday. All sessions begin at 7 p.m. Voting is March 13. Polls open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.

Cub Scouting Information Night at HCS will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. for the Henniker Cub Scouts Pack 76.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERINGGo thrift shopping

February How-To Day at Fuller Public Library topic will be ABCs of Bees! Interested in starting your own hive? Have you ever wondered how many bees it takes to make a teaspoon of honey? Join us for an evening with local beekeepers on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

On Thursday, there will be a GHSS Thrift Shopping Trip. The group will be hitting the road to ferret out some great bargains. Planning to shop at least three locations and lunch at Red Robin at the Mall of N.H. Leaving Shaw’s at 10 a.m. Fee is $7. Call Linda Kowalski at 464-5264. Snow date Feb. 27.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKJoin area Democrats

Winter fun at the Kimball Lake Cabins takes place today from noon to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Hopkinton Rec Department. Ice skating, trail hikes, bonfire and refreshments. Some ice skates and snowshoes are available to borrow. Broomball and hockey sticks are available. Donations accepted.

Please join the Hopkinton Democrats on Tuesday as they welcome Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hopkinton Library Community Room. Visit Hopkinton N.H. Democrats on Facebook to RSVP.

The Hopkinton Town Library has a program called “Words on Wheels.” The program delivers library materials to residents who are unable to come to the library. To schedule a delivery, contact Karen Dixon at 746-3663 or info@hopkintontownlibrary.org.

Registration is now open for HYSA spring tee ball, softball, baseball and field hockey. Information at hysasportsnh.com.

Hopkinton Youth Sports Association will be holding its annual meeting on March 11 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. All who are interested in HYSA are welcome to attend.

Senior Center information can be found by contacting 746-8265. Senior lunch is every Wednesday at noon. A $4 donation is suggested. Menu this week includes American chop suey, salad, bread, cake and ice cream.

The Quilting Group meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Slusser Center. Bring your sewing machine and all materials for your current project. Bring a lunch! It’s a great chance to socialize and share quilting ideas! There is no fee for this program.

The Slusser Center will be closed for Presidents Day on Feb. 19.

Contoocook Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Hall. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

Paws to Read with Dougal is at the Hopkinton Town Library on Feb. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. Come read with Dougal, a lovable Cairn Terrier. He enjoys all kinds of books, especially Look and Find books. Fifteen minute time slots available. Call 746-3663 to register.

Bremen Town Musicians Puppet Show will be Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. Free event sponsored by the Hopkinton Town Library.

Hopkinton Town Library events: Makerspace at the Hopkinton Town Library Tuesday between 4:30 and 7 p.m.; Dino Snores Evening Story Time on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.; Stay and Play Cafe on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A time for parents, caregivers and children to play! Coffee, tea and hot cocoa provided. Bring your lunch or a snack, if you’d like. Story Time is for children ages 3 to 5 and Lap Time is for children birth to 2 years with a caregiver. Story Times are held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Lap Time is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Sign up to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Free and open to the public.

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf is on the trail this winter. Read the book, then see the new movie! The StoryWalk is located behind the Slusser Center.

Join the Winter Scavenger Hunt. Find the outdoor activities starring kids from town! Have fun finding them and choose a prize when you’ve found them all!

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

LOUDONSchool Luau

Loudon Elementary School Luau Dance will be held at the school on Feb. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. All elementary-aged children are welcome. The cost is $5 each. Pizza, snacks and beverages will be on sale. Volunteers are greatly needed. Please message LES PTA on Facebook or email ammhkingsbury@aol.com.

At Maxfield Public Library on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Sen. Dan Feltes will visit with interested voters in an informal setting. The senator will discuss his legislative priorities and will welcome questions and opinions from the gathering. All are welcome to attend and see what is happening in our Legislature. Sponsored by the Loudon Democrat and Independents Association.

The weekly selectmen’s meetings are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the town office, second floor.

Town budget hearing will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the town office second floor.

Loudon Ledger submission deadline is Feb. 16. Email loudonledger@aol.com with questions.

ALICHA KINGSBURY

798-3143

ammhkingsbury@aol.com

PEMBROKEVacation campsign-up available

The Pembroke Woman’s Club, with a grant from N.H. Humanities, will present “Discovering New England Stone Walls” by Kevin Gardner on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge 94 (corner of Main Street and Union Street in Suncook Village.) Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, will explain how and why New England acquired thousands of miles of stone walls, how they were built, and their significance to New England landscape. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jane at 485-7058 or swansonjane92@gmail.com.

February Vacation Camp Registration is Feb. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at town hall. This one-week program is open to Pembroke or Allenstown children ages 5 to 12 and runs Feb. 26 to March 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pembroke Hill School. Children must bring their own lunch and snacks each day. The $10 non-refundable registration fee is required at registration. The cost is $20 a day which includes one field trip. Extended hours for early arrival or late pick-up is available for an additional charge of $5 per day for early or late arrival or $10 per day for both. Limit of 40 children. Registration is required. Please call 296-7416 with questions.

Pembroke board of selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Town Hall to discuss: Article 3 – a $1,200,000 bond for Roadway Improvement and reconstruction project and Article 4 – to allow the operation of Keno within the town.

Pembroke budget committee will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Pembroke Academy Auditorium to discuss the proposed 2018 Municipal, Sewer Commission, Water Works and 2018-19 School District budgets and warrant articles. All residents are invited and encouraged to provide comments. Any questions on the town budget, contact David M. Jodoin, town administrator, at 485-4747 or djodoin@pembroke-nh.com. For information on the school budget, contact Patty Sherman at 485-5187 or psherman@sau53.org.

There will be a Pembroke School Board Candidates meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Pembroke library. Current school board members have been invited.

The Pembroke Recreation Commission would like to thank Continental Paving for their generous donation.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELDAbsentee ballotapplication process

We would love to have you visit our TOPS chapter. TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. We hold weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Road, Pittsfield. We share ideas for healthy food choices through sharing articles or programs focusing on a particular topic. Members are very supportive to other members as we work toward our goals. For questions, call Pat at 435-5333 or Beth at 435-7397.

The Pittsfield School District proposed budget for the 2018-19 school year is available for review on pittsfieldnhschools.org. Please take the time to read the information. Voters are strongly encouraged to join the deliberative session of the annual school district meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Pittsfield Elementary School for explanation, discussion, debate, and amendments to the proposed operating budget and warrant articles.

The Pittsfield Senior Center needs volunteers for different days of the week at different times. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m. and/or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the community lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Friday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. The job includes working in the kitchen preparing items for Meals on Wheels, the community meal, setting up for the meals and washing dishes. Training is provided, if interested, please call 435-8482.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club will meet on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the community center, lower level. The 4-H Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday at Pam Clattenburg’s house from 2 to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at the workshop, 5 Park St.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the community center, lower level. For more information, contact Donna Keeley at keeledm@yahoo.com.

The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders Club will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station. For more information, visit suncookvalleysnoriders.com.

Stand Up Pittsfield, formerly known as the Pittsfield Wellness Coalition, will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the PMHS Media Center. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Completed town and school district absentee ballot applications may be mailed, faxed to 435-7922, scanned and emailed to eanthony@pittsfieldnh.gov, or hand delivered to the town clerk’s/school district clerk’s office. We will mail the absentee ballots as soon as they are available. The last day completed absentee ballots can be received in person is the day before the election. If absentee ballots are returned in person they must be handed to the town/school district clerk or deputy town clerk only. Applications may be downloaded from the town website at pittsfieldnh.gov or by stopping in at the town clerk’s office.

Pittsfield has been chosen as one of the communities in New Hampshire to participate in a smoke and carbon monoxide distribution, installation and education grant program. Requirements: Owner-occupied homes only (sorry, no rentals); Children under 6 years old and/or adults over 60 years old residing in the home. To sign up for a home safety inspection and free smoke and CO alarms installed by a volunteer member of the fire department, call 435-6807 or email dtyler@pittsfieldnh.gov.

The budget committee public hearing will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the PMHS lecture hall. Please plan to attend this meeting and find out about the town budget.

Library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions! Beginning Monday, the library has thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com). Card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Pittsfield’s access to hoopla is made possible through the generosity of Globe Manufacturing and the Sanderson Fund.

The Teen Book Worms will gather on Monday at 5 p.m. They will enjoy a light supper and discuss These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Please use the Chestnut Street entrance. Monetary and product contributions are most welcome. Please call the church at 435-7471 to arrange for drop off.

Pittsfield Youth Baseball and Softball is for players ages 4 to 13 boys and girls. If you are interested in coaching or helping out, please join us in the community center on Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information or if you have questions, contact volunteerhayes@gmail.com.

Until further notice, the American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 will not be meeting in the Post Home. This is a hard decision to make however there is a problem with leaking from the ceiling due to wind damage to the roof and we have lost roof shingles. Until we can get someone inside and verify it is safe, we will not hold official meetings. Further announcements will be announced as they become available. If questions are raised, you can contact the post adjutant, Merrill Vaughan, at either his home phone (435-5207) or his cell (340-1375).

Happy birthday wishes to Reny Boyd on Sunday, Euleta Bunnell on Friday and Tyler Chase on Saturday. I hope you all enjoy your special days!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY‘I Love to Read’ month at school

“I Love to Read” month begins at Salisbury Elementary School this week. John Steven Gurney, author/illustrator, will be joining the children and sharing his skills on Wednesday. He is the author of Dinosaur Train and the illustrator for all of the A-Z Mysteries and other similar chapter books.

Salisbury Free Library news: Book Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the library. February’s Book Group is reading Snow in August by Pete Hamill. Copies are now available at the library. Storytime is on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Museum of Fine Arts in Boston passes area available. Yoga Gentle Flow at the library on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Sessions are $5 each. “Move with Melinda” beginner ballroom dancing classes at the library on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Fox trot, tango, cha cha, swing, saltz, salsa, rumba and more. No special shoes or partner needed. Sessions are $10 each.

Planning board meet Monday at 7 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Selectmen meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Cemetery trustees meet Thursday at 4 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Budget committee will hold public hearing on proposed 2018 town budget on Thursday at 7 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

Salisbury/Andover Area Democrats invite citizens to meet and talk with Steve Marchand, candidate for governor, on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WEBSTERWinter Festival

Pillsbury Lake District annual Winter Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sleigh rides, bonfire, and neighbors. All of Webster is invited.

Town of Webster public hearing on budget and meet the candidates night will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at town hall. Please attend.

“I Love To Read” Month begins at Webster Elementary School this week! As well as exciting events throughout the month. On Wednesday, author/illustrator John Steven Gurney will visit students at WES. That same evening, there will be a book fair and mystery night.

SARAH CHALSMA

webstertowncrier@gmail.com