Contoocook River region town criers for March 22, 2020

Published: 3/23/2020 8:30:29 PM
BOW Scholarship options

■Due to the current pandemic, the Bow Garden Club will not be holding the “Dough Fundraiser” at Uno’s on April 30. The garden club meeting for April 14 is canceled Please look for future announcements regarding the club’s meetings and planned activities.

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club scholarship is currently available for a graduating Bow High School senior entering college who is in good academic standing and is planning to further their education at a college. Please send completed applications to: Ruth Brack, BGC Scholarship Committee, 229 Elm St., Penacook, NH 03303. Contact information email, 753-2470. Applications are due by April 1.

■The Bow Rotary 2020 scholarship forms are now available on the Bow Rotary website and at the Bow School Superintendent’s office at Bow High School. The newly redesigned forms are fill-able PDF’s that can be downloaded and completed. The completed forms can now also be emailed to or mailed to the SAU office per the instructions. Applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on April 15.


DUNBARTON Arts Day canceled

■At this time, the majority of events in town have been canceled. Please note that the April Prescription Drug Takeback Event is canceled, per CDC guidelines. Our police department will work on rescheduling a N.H. Project FIRST community event in the future.

■The library is closed and scheduled events will not happen until further notice. School is closed.

■The Congregational Church has canceled all church activities until April 4 at this time. This includes worship, bible study, coffee house, Curios on the Common, office hours and all meetings. If you need something, email the Rev. Robert Vodra at or call the church.

■Due to the limits on gatherings and the length of time left before Mother’s Day weekend, Dunbarton Arts On the Common will not be held this year. Co-chairs, Pat Murphy, Don and Enid Larsen would like to thank all our guests, volunteers, sponsors, live bands and exhibitors over the years that made AOTC able to raise thousands of dollars to support the Town Hall Restoration Project.

■If you are involved in other town groups or committees please call to confirm they will meet. Take care and live safely.



HENNIKER / WEARE Theatre kids excel

■The spring term of LINEC is canceled.

■The Other Room, under the direction of senior Jillian LaBrecque, was selected to move onto the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild’s State Festival. In addition to the whole cast and crew qualifying for the now-canceled states. Eli Bryant, Abby Burke, Lydia Richman, and Carson Woodward were named to the All Star Company for Ensemble Acting and Brynna Newcomb was named to the All Star Company for Costume Design.

■The Rabies Clinic set for April 1 is canceled. The Town of Weare offices are open during normal business hours, but ask the public not to visit. For more information, please contact Health Officer Kelly Dearborn-Luce at 529-2572.

■The Henniker Town Office is open for business but closed for to the pubic. Many of their services are already provided online at All recycling at the transfer station is suspended. The trash compactor will be available for disposal of household waste. All non-mandatory committee meetings are hereby postponed. The only meetings that shall continue are the selectmen, Planning and ZBA if required by RSA. The Community Center, Congregational Church and Grange are closed.



■Fuller Public Library will be closed to the public through April 5. We will have curbside service for patrons outside March 31 and April 2 between 10 a.m. and noon. Give us a call at 464-3595, email, or order items through our catalog using your library card Let us know what time you will be stopping by and we will meet you outside! All returns can go in the book drop. If you run out of books you can download Libby for Overdrive to any device and read or listen to books, your library card must be up to date and in good standing for this to work. Are you homebound? We will also deliver to you if you live within 10 miles of the library.

■If you have an appointment with Larry for your taxes you can still meet him at the library. Wait outside until your appointment time.

■In keeping with all the recent recommendations, the Greater Hillsborough Senior Services is suspending all programs and activities including Crafty Critters and the April 14 trip to Foxwoods Casino until further notice. All GHSS activities have been suspended indefinitely and the newsletter, Seniors Alive, for the month of April will not be published. We need seniors to stay inside out of the line of the coronavirus.

■Call ahead for hours at Town Offices and stores around Hillsborough. Most restaurants are offering take-out. Stay safe and wash your hands.



■The Contoocook Farmers’ Market is currently closed. For more information, visit Senior lunch is held at the Slusser Center is currently closed. The annual Flea Market at the First Congregational Church is canceled. The House of Art at 846 Main St. in Contoocook is currently closed. Aging Well at Home at the Slusser Center on Saturday on March is canceled at this time. The library is currently closed.

■Hopkinton Helps Delivery Service is available for the next few weeks. They have volunteers who are willing to shop and deliver groceries, essential household supplies and prescriptions to you. Please contact 746-8264 or

■The food pantry is not open this week. Please contact Marilyn at Hopkinton Human Services at 746-8244 with questions.

■The restaurants in town are closed to sit down meals. But most are offering take out. Please call them to ask what is available and their hours of operation.



WARNER Take away food

■As every group gathering in town has been canceled, we would like to announce some of the efforts under way to help the community.

■Everyone’s favorite hangout, The Local, wants you to know they remain open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for food and beer take out. They have no cost bag lunches for anyone who needs them. if you know of someone with a need, send them that way. Thank you, Bill, and Local Crew!

■Warner Area Food Pantry is in dire need of formula and diaper donations for our area babies. Secure drop-off for any donations can be left at MainStreet BookEnds. Just call from the parking lot and let us know you are here.

■Donations of pasture-grazed meats from Prospect Farm to the Warner Area Food Pantry can be made by purchasing gift certificates through their website at Just select Warner Area Food Bank in the Food Bank Selection drop-dow.age you would like to donate.

■MainStreet BookEnds has closed off the building to the public, but is now providing “Car Hop Services.” Call or email and they will pick your requests, or order, and then deliver to you in your car. Anyone wishing to make donations of books and toys to area families in need can call the store and purchase gift certificates to be sent where needed most. Or, you can purchase gift certificates/care packages for your friends and neighbors. Let’s get creative!

■Warner Public Market has made huge accommodations to safeguard you and their local food supply. Product list is online, place your order, and get curbside service!



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