Contoocook River region town criers for Feb. 28, 2021

Published: 2/26/2021 8:09:26 AM
BOWClubs seek new members

■The Bow Rotary Club is always looking for men and women who want to give back to their community. The Bow Rotary Club includes Bow and Dunbarton residents, and anyone who works in Bow or adjacent towns. Meetings are normally ever Friday morning from 7:15-8:30 a.m. at the Bow Old Town Hall on Bow Center Road. Currently, weekly meetings are held on Zoom. Check for the meeting schedule and. You can also contact rotary president Matt Gatzke at or 496-9044, or email

■The Bow Garden Club recently booked speakers to present their garden programs via Zoom for the first few months of the Garden Club’s year (April-June). The club hopes to be able to offer some type of in-person meeting with a speaker present, however these plans are tentative. Meanwhile, club members are enjoying staying in touch via the club newsletter, which began last April. Members share their gardening tips, book reviews, recipes and other gardening related topics with fellow members.

■The Bow Garden Club welcomes new members and encourages anyone living in the Bow area to become part of the organization. You do not need to be an experienced gardener to join. Garden Club members learn from each and have fun doing it! If you are new to the area, being part of the Garden Club introduces you to a host of people of varying ages and backgrounds who share at least one common thing - the love of gardening. New members may wish to volunteer to help with the club’s ongoing civic beautification projects around town or in other ways (community service, craft projects, etc.) that take place throughout the Garden Club year (April through December). There is something for everyone! Visit or contact membership chair and club president Keryn Anderson at, 856-8563 (home) or 731-6425 (cell) for additional information about the Bow Garden Club.


DUNBARTONVirtual cooking demonstration

■The DCC Book Club will discuss “Wrestling With Angels” by Rosenblatt & Horowitz on Zoom on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.

■“Winter Pantry Soul Warming Recipes: A Virtual Cooking Demonstration with Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast,” will be presented Thursday via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are a seasoned cook or complete novice, creating a meal from what you’ve got on hand is always a challenge. Join Liz for this fun and tasty class. Email the library at if you are interested in attending.

■The School District Meeting will be Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at the Community Center. Social distancing will be used at both town meetings. If there are more attendees than the Community Center can accommodate, participants will use classrooms in the school that will be linked electronically with video and audio, allowing real-time participation in the meeting. Attendees in the classrooms will be able to speak to the assembly, make motions to amend articles and vote on each article as it is being considered. Masks are required

■Voting for town elections will be on March 9 and be conducted with the same procedures as the election in November. Masks and social distancing required for all those in the voting space. Other arrangements will be available for those who have concerns about wearing a mask. For those of us who do not believe it necessary to wear a mask, or believe it is their right not to, please think about the concerns of your fellow town residents and the efforts of your elected officials.

■There is no school March 9. There will be a Teachers’ Workshop Day.

■Please check that the above plans for meetings have not changed before you attend. Comments or questions about the structure for this year’s Town and School District Meetings can be addressed to either board or to the moderator.

■The next Virtual Read to Dogs at the library is scheduled for March 11 with Lily and Liz. Please call the library to schedule your child’s 15 minutes of virtual reading.



HENNIKER / WEARERotary scholarships

■John Stark Regional High School Sophomore Katelyn Pinter has been selected to participate in the 2021 Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) program sponsored by the Greater Concord Area Chamber of Commerce. The program encourages students to become active, effective participants and leaders in their schools and community.

■The Henniker Rotary Club encourages all interested John Stark High School seniors planning on attending college next fall to fill out and submit an application for the scholarships the club has available.

■WMUR Channel 9 viewers have rated Stark House Tavern in Weare #1 for having the “Best Wings in N.H.” saying “You can't go wrong with the triple play wings.”

■Join the Women’s World Day of Prayer, a hybrid gathering with some participants in-person at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Henniker and the rest via Zoom, on Friday at 4 p.m. It will also be live streamed via YouTube. Call 478-5650 for more details and the Zoom connection. Everyone is invited to attend.

■Henniker Family Dentistry will be providing dental care for veterans free of charge on April 10. All veterans interested in dental care are invited to call Henniker Family Dentistry at 428-3419 to schedule an appointment.



■This Tuesday’s Fuller Public Library’s How To's Day program for adults is a make-and-take sugar scrub kit. Pick up your kit from the library. There will be limited kits available.

■The Book Group at Fuller Public Library will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. Meet in the library or call for the online code.

■Join the Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday at 4 p.m., planned by, and open to, people of any denomination. It will be a hybrid gathering, some in person at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Henniker (with masks and social distancing) and the rest via Zoom. It will also be live streamed via YouTube. Come learn about women in Vanuatu (an island in the south Pacific). An offering will be collected that will be split between the World Day of Prayer for grants to help women and children in other countries, including Vanuatu, and to help Family Promise (a local provider of shelter for homeless families). The meeting ID to join via Zoom is 864 9188 8452. Call 478-5650 for the password to join the Zoom. You can also watch the live stream at Although it is planned and run by women, everyone is invited to attend.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKRegister for school

■Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now taking place at Harold Martin School. Call the school office at 746-3473 for registration information. Preschool is open to children who will be 3 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 30. This is a tuition-based program and enrollment is filled by lottery. Kindergarten is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30. First grade is for children who will be 6 years old on or before Sept. 30.

■Work Song Farm has opened CSA registrations for the 2021 season. Full and half shares are available. Visit

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is a community of growers, makers and artists. Check out and place your order by Wednesday midnight for pick-up on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Depot. Thanks for supporting local farmers! Masks are required. Visit the Contoocook Farmers' Market page on Facebook for updates.

■Gilded Fern Farm is a family operated fromagerie, creating artisan cheeses with milk sourced from dairies whose animals are fed and cared for in the traditional manner, free from stress and without supplemental hormones or antibodies. Gilded Fern Farm is located at 258 Dustin Road. The Farm Store is open year round from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Order online at Visit the Gilded Fern Farm Facebook page for more information.

■Beech Hill Farm has a fully stocked inventory of its own pasture-raised, all-natural angus beef and pork, and maple syrup. Call 223-0828 to place an order and a pick-up time will be scheduled with you. Thank you for supporting local farms!

■The Hopkinton Town Library is open Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call to reserve your half hour slot. If capacity has not been reached, walk-ins are still welcome. Please wear masks. Information regarding youth programs and story hours can be found by calling the library at 746-3663 or contacting Leigh Maynard at Visit

■Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Library Community Room on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in February. Appointments are required. To request an appointment for free tax help, go to You can also call 211. The library cannot schedule your appointment. Free tax preparation is available to all ages and occupations. Returns cannot be filed with rental income, self-employed individuals with a loss, employees, inventory or home office deductions. Other limitations may apply to your circumstances. An appointment is not a guarantee that the volunteers can prepare your return.



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