Contoocook River region town criers for Aug. 30, 2020

Published: 9/1/2020 11:08:42 AM
BOWGarden Club info

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


DUNBARTONRegister to vote

■Supervisors will hold a session for the correction of the checklist on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Town Office. Voters can register and/or request an absentee ballot prior to the state primary on Sept. 8. Please wear a mask and stay six feet apart.

■Registered voters who have concerns about voting in person in the upcoming elections may vote by absentee ballot. Visit for more information. November ballots will be mailed to those who request them 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. Please keep in mind that there is no mail on Sept. 6 or Labor Day, Sept. 7, so if you plan to return your completed ballot via the U.S. Postal Service, make sure to allow ample time. The Town Clerk’s office will be open Sept. 7 from 3-5 p.m. to issue absentee ballots and receive completed ballots. Contact with questions.

■The library will be closed on Saturday for Labor Day weekend. There is no school on Friday and Sept. 7.

■The DCC Book Club will discuss “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Thursday from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom.

■The library has great books for children and families heading back to school and also some informational books on core curriculum. Browse the catalog at

■The Dunbarton Police Department, in partnership with the Dunbarton Elementary School, will host a free and safe Bicycle Safety Drive Thru event on Sept. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at DES, 20 Robert Rogers Road. Families can drive through the parking lot at the school near the main entrance and meet with police officers who will be passing out a limited supply of free multi-sport bicycle helmets and bicycle safety equipment on a first come, first served basis. The equipment is available thanks to a Safe and Active Communities Grant through the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth) and the generosity of the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire. Officers will be wearing gloves and face masks to ensure the safety of all who attend the event. Any questions may be directed to Christopher Remillard at 



HENNIKER / WEAREA bonus concert

■The Weare Board of Selectmen will resume the public hearing on Monday at 7 p.m. for public testimony and comment for the amendment to the Building Permit Ordinance regarding the permit fee schedule to define and distinguish the cost difference of the finished gross floor area from the unfinished area.

■On Tuesday, Henniker will present a bonus concert featuring High Range and Trunk o’ Funk, two originally scheduled groups who were rained out this summer. Be sure to fill out the evaluation form at the concert or go online to

■The Davis-Woodman-Durgin Post 78 Henniker American Legion would like to thank the Henniker Beautification Committee for graciously restoring the memorial plaques naming Rush Road and Hall Avenue.

■Center Woods Elementary (K-3), Center Woods Upper Elementary (4-5) and Weare Middle School (6-8) will all begin school on Sept. 9, but with a phased-in approach to allow students and staff to get accustomed to precautions. Precautions include mandatory mask wearing for all and social distancing in classrooms, hallways and lunch areas. Center Woods will be on the phase-in schedule from Sept. 9 to 22.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKDon’t miss art show

■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. For an individual or small group reservation, contact Nancy Jo at or 746-5892. Or by chance you can stop by. There will be a sign on the door if a group has it reserved. Masks required. Maximum of five people at a time, unless reserved. The House of Art is located in the Bates Building at 846 Main Street.

■The Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office is open for public walk-ins. Contact with all other departments is by appointment only. Residents are strongly encouraged to continue to make use of online tools which can be accessed online at You must wear a mask to enter the Town Hall. Masks are available if you do not have one.

■The town playground, tennis courts and skate park are open. Social distancing guidelines need to be followed. The playground will not be sanitized, so please take your own precautions when using it.

■The library is offering curbside pickup. Place holds as before, through the library online 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. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. The library will call or email you to let you know when your materials are available.

■The Contoocook Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon behind the depot in Contoocook. Please wear a mask.

■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!



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