Contoocook River region town criers for Sept. 13, 2020

Published: 9/14/2020 10:38:45 AM
BOWMum sale supports snow trails

■The Bow Pioneers Snowmobile Club is now holding its 19th Annual Fall Mum Sale to raise money to offset the cost of trail and equipment maintenance for snowmobilers, as well as to provide first-rate hiking, skiing and snowshoe trails for Bow's outdoor enthusiasts. High-quality mums direct from Murray Farms in Penacook can be ordered now by contacting Dan or Jodi Weed at 228-3188 or Pre-orders must be in by Monday. Individual plants (9-10-inch pots) are $12 each and baskets are $24 each. Available colors are burgundy, white, yellow, pink and bronze. Pre-sale reservations are highly encouraged, however, mums will be available to purchase on the days of the sale Saturday and Sept. 20.

■The Towns of Bow and Dunbarton will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day & Electronics Collection on Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bow Department of Public Works on 12 Robinson Road, Bow. Please note this is a new location! For more information, visit


DUNBARTONBike safety day

■The Dunbarton Police Department, in partnership with Dunbarton Elementary School, will be hosting a free and safe Bicycle Safety Drive Thru event on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at DES, 20 Robert Rogers Road. Families can drive through the parking lot near the main entrance and meet with Dunbarton 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 (CHaD) and the generosity of the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH). Officers will be wearing gloves and face masks to ensure the safety of all who attend the event. Any questions may be directed to Sergeant Christopher Remillard at

■“Radio Turns 100: The Golden Age of Entertainment” has been canceled. The library will reschedule. 

■Join a virtual book discussion via Zoom on Wednesday at noon. Everyone will come together to chat about what they have all been reading. No statewide interlibrary loan services will be provided at this time.

■In September, the DCC Book Club will read “Mary Magdalene” by Lynn Picknett. Discussion is on Oct. 1 from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom.

■Registered voters who have concerns about voting in person on Nov. 3 may vote by absentee ballot. Visit index.php/95-hot-topics/588-absentee-voting- in-the-2020-september-and- november-elections for more information. Your 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. If you plan to deliver your ballot, please do so during office hours as they cannot be accepted if they are dropped through a mail slot or left with another department. They may also be faxed to 774-5541.

■September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Explore all of the educational, entertainment and enrichment resources that the Dunbarton Public Library has to offer. Residents may now request an application for a library card through the library website. Your new card will give you access to thousands of digital items including eBooks, eAudios and magazines through the New Hampshire Downloadable Book content, as well as items in the physical library.



HENNIKER / WEAREAdopt a ducky

■The Henniker Community School welcomes Kate Barry as the school nurse this year. A 2014 graduate of MCPHS (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) with a B.S. in Nursing, she joins the school following a career in nursing at Concord Hospital Orthopaedic Care and the Elliot Hospital. 

■On Monday, the Weare Board of Fire Wards is at 6 p.m.

■On Tuesday, the Weare CIP will meet from 8 to 10:30 a.m. 

■The Weare Cable Committee will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

■Beginning Tuesday, the Tucker Free Library will open to the public! With a “look and book” service, patrons will again browse the shelves for materials. “Look and book” means you seek, find, check out, and leave. Patrons with questions or who would like to arrange home delivery service should call 428-3471 or email

■The Lions Club wants to remind you to adopt your ducks! Ducks are on sale at Edmund's Hardware or Harvester Market until Saturday when the race will happen. Visit

■Henniker Family Activity Day will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henniker Community Park.


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERINGZoom into the past

■You are invited to a Zoom program put on by Washington Historical Society, which is launching a program to document experiences of those living during COVID-19 pandemic entitled “The Marks We Leave Behind.”  Join our Sept. 14 Zoom meeting to find out more about the project and how, when and where you can add your voice. Meeting details at


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKEnjoy a day at lake

■The Hopkinton Town Library welcomes people back into the building. Hours are limited and you must make an appointment (call 746-3663 or email Starting Sept. 12, hours will be  Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon for seniors only and 3 to 5 p.m. for anyone; Friday 10 a.m. to noon for families only and 3 to 5 p.m. for anyone; and  Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone. There will be a maximum of  15 patrons in the building at a time. Patrons can reserve half-hour time slots.  If capacity hasn’t been reached, walk-ins may be allowed. Please continue to use the external book return box.  Masks are required per the recommendation of the Town of Hopkinton Health Officer.  Please respect social distancing.  Limited computer use available by appointment for up to one hour. Photocopier and fax machine available.  Curbside pickup will continue 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.  Tables, study rooms and meeting rooms unavailable  until further notice. The library is offering curbside pickup. 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

■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.

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

■The Kimball Cabins have 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!

■Hawks face masks are now available.  15% of online sales are donated to the Hopkinton Hawks Booster Club. Please support your Hawks at

■Christmas in September will be held Sept. 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the historic Train Depot in Contoocook.  Featuring local juried craftspeople Masks and social distancing required.

■The Hopkinton Nature Walk was created by Emma Rothe, a Girl Scout and a member of the HHA class of 2020. The trail winds through the woods next to the Story Walk, and features many informational signs about local plant life.  Thanks Emma!



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