Contoocook River region town criers for Aug. 23, 2020

Published: 8/24/2020 10:29:40 AM
BOWJoin the garden club

■The Bow Garden Club invites area residents to visit to learn more about the club’s activities, goals and objectives. Prospective members can join now for a $5 fee and 2021 memberships will be accepted at the end of the year. All are welcome! Please contact Membership Chairman Keryn Anderson at 731-6425 or Club President Lorraine Dacko at 774-3596 for more information. Happy gardening!


DUNBARTONVoting info online

■Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a session on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Town Office. Voters can get registered and/or request an absentee ballot prior for the Sept. 8 primary. Please wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart for everyone’s safety. Information on absentee ballots is available at Your November ballot will be mailed to you after they are delivered to the Town Clerk’s office. Completed applications should be dropped off or mailed to: Town Clerk, 1011 School Street, Dunbarton, NH 03046. They may also be faxed to 774-5541. Keep in mind that there is no mail on Sept. 6 or Sept. 7 (Labor Day) so if you plan to return your completed ballot via the US Postal Service allow ample time. The Town Clerk’s office will be open Sept. 7 from 3-5 p.m. to issue absentee ballots as well as to receive completed absentee ballots. Contact if you have questions.

■Keep up with the developing Elementary School Plan at or New staff professional development is Monday and all staff professional development is Tuesday-Aug. 31. The school will have a rolling opening Sept. 1-3.  Details are being finalized with each of the school buildings and will be communicated. If you have questions, please call the school secretary's line at 774-3181 ext. 201 and leave a message.

■In August, the DCC Book Club will read “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Discussion will be Sept. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom.



HENNIKER / WEAREConcert series

■The Weare Fire Department was given a $2,689 grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This was part of $7.8 million in direct assistance grants given to 340 fire departments nationwide.

■The Henniker Summer Concert Series concludes with a performance by Nick’s Other Band, a classic rock band covering artists from Delbert McClinton to Ray Charles and Van Morrison to the Allman Brothers. Concert will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Angela Robinson Bandstand, Community Park. Concert is free, although donations are accepted. Masks and social distancing required. No rain date.

■Work at the Henniker Community School for the voter-approved building maintenance plan with energy savings upgrades is nearly completed. Over the summer, the oil burner was converted to propane and a new propane tank was installed behind the building. Additional projects completed this summer include switching to LED lighting throughout the building, HVAC control upgrades, weatherization and rooftop air exchangers.

■The Weare Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Saturday from 11-11:30 a.m. (and at the discretion of the supervisors for extended hours) for corrections to the checklist

for the state primary on Sept. 8. Saturday is also the last day the town clerk/supervisors can accept voter registration applications.



■The House of Art has a show running until Sept. 8, “The Art of Collecting II: Woods and Trees,” prints and sculpture by N.H. artists as collected by Parker Potter and Nancy Jo Chabot. The hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Nancy Jo at or 746-5892 for a personal or small group reservation. Or by chance you can stop by. There will be a sign on the door if a group has reserved a time. Masks required. Maximum of five people at a time, unless reserved.

■The Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office is open for public walk-ins. Until further notice, contact with all other departments is by appointment only. The town strongly encourages residents to continue to make use of the online tools at You must wear a mask to enter the Town Hall. Masks are available if you do not have one.

■The Hopkinton Lions is asking Hopkinton residents for help raise funds for the Hopkinton Food Pantry. Please add what you can to the Food Pantry Lions jars in the Cracker Barrel and Colonial Village Supermarket. You also can mail a donation to Hopkinton Lions, PO Box 185, Hopkinton, NH 03229. Checks should be made out to Hopkinton Lions Club.

■The playground, tennis courts and skate park are open. Social distancing guidelines need to be followed. The playground will not be sanitized; take your own precautions.

■The Library is offering curbside pickup. You can place holds as before by logging into the library’s catalog. Please note that in June the library switched to a new public online catalog, so it will look different. If you have questions, call 746-3663 or email You can also call to request specific items. Leave a message and someone will get back to you. The library will call or email to let you know when your materials are available.

■Kayak and canoe rentals are available at Kimball Cabins. To view the details and the schedule go to

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon behind the depot in Contoocook. Please wear a mask. Many local vendors every Saturday.

■The Kimball Cabins have recently installed charcoal grills. Enjoy a cookout while overlooking Kimball Lake. Recreational options include hiking, kayak rentals (or bring your own) and fishing. Thanks to the Kimball Cabin volunteers for continuing to enhance the Kimball Lake recreational facility for the community!



WARNERCelebrate suffrage

■For over 70 years, many American women fought for their right to vote. This battle was finally won and culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment. In commemoration of this event, several Warner women have created suffrage banners that are on display at various locations in downtown Warner through the month of August. As you find the banners and read about some the suffrage history, remember to never take your ability to vote for granted.

■On Sept. 13 at 4 pm BookEnds BookGroup will discuss via Zoom “A Fall of Marigolds” by Susan Meissner. A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of “As Bright as Heaven” and “The Last Year of the War.” All welcome.



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