Contoocook River region town criers for March 21, 2021

Published: 3/23/2021 12:08:43 PM
BOWClub scholarships

■Bow Rotary’s annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest was held via Zoom on March 2. Four contestants had to speak on a topic that was important to them for 5-7 minutes. Bow High School senior Michelle Eweka finished first ($500 prize) to advance to the District 7870 semifinals. Senior Jack Roberge finished second ($300) and junior Ava Noce finished third ($100). Visit to learn about the contest and see videos of the speeches.

■The Bow Garden Club invites you to attend a Virtual Garden Tour on April 12 at 6 p.m. with New England gardener C.L. Fornari via Zoom. The program will be “Cocktails or Coffee in C.L.’s Gardens.” C.L. is a creative gardening expert who transitioned from artist to garden communicator in 1985. She has authored eight books and hosts “GardenLine” on WXTK and co-hosts “Plantrama,” a podcast for which she received a Gold Media Award from GardenComm in 2019. Space is limited and registration is required. To register for this event, email

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club Scholarship is available for a graduating senior entering college who is in good standing and is planning to further their education by majoring in horticulture, conservation, forestry, plant science or any other related field. Applications may be acquired through the Bow High School counseling office or by contacting BGC scholarship chair Debra Wayne at or 715-1466. The deadline for applications is April 30.

■Bow Rotary’s scholarship program provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who either attended Bow High School or are Bow or Dunbarton students who attended other area high schools. Scholarships are for four-year college or technical programs or degrees. Scholarships are also available for older adults. Application information and forms can be found at or the Bow High School counseling office.


DUNBARTONTown Office open

■The Town Office is open to the public per order of the board of selectmen. The Town Clerk’s Office will continue to be open by appointment only for transactions that cannot be completed online or through the mail. Face masks/coverings are required when entering the building. All are asked to honor social distancing recommendations.

■The next Virtual Read to Dogs at the library is scheduled for Thursday with Mr. T and Nancy. April 8’s sessions will be with Murray and Liz. Call the library to schedule your child’s time.

■This month the DCC Book Club will read “Thirst” by Mary Oliver. Discussion is April 1 on Zoom from 7-8:30 p.m.

■Curios on the Common, across from Town Hall, will be open April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Curios is a nonprofit thrift and gift shop created to benefit the Dunbarton Congregational Church and the immediate community. Full of small and large treasures, you’ll never know what you’ll find! COVID-19 health precautions will be followed. For more information, call 774-2682 or visit the Curios page on Facebook page.

■This month the Library Book Group will be reading “Breakfast with Buddha” by Roland Merullo. Discussion is at noon on April 21 on Zoom.

■The Dunbarton Police Department will once again be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. The event will take place on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunbarton Police Department, 18 Robert Rogers Road. Residents can turn in their unused, unwanted or expired medications, no questions asked. The department is unable to accept needles or liquids. The proper disposal of medication helps reduce unauthorized access, theft, abuse and damage to the environment. Contact Sergeant Chris Remillard at or 774-5500 or visit



HENNIKER / WEARESupervisors of the checklist

■The Henniker supervisors of the checklist will be meeting on Tuesday and the Henniker Community School deliberative session will be meeting on April 7 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

■The Weare planning board will meet at the Town Office Building on Thursday at 7 p.m.

■The Weare supervisors of the checklist will be in session on Saturday from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office to update the checklist for the John Stark School District deliberative session on April 5 at 7 p.m.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKHarold Martin clinics

■Harold Martin School will be holding a Child Find Clinic on Thursday from 12-2 p.m. for children between the ages of 3-5. If you have concerns with your child’s development in speech and language, motor development or academic development, please call Denise Damour at 746-4373 to schedule an appointment.

■Hopkinton Reads! is presenting a kickoff event with Dr. Dottie Morris, associate vice president for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Keene State College on Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Dr. Morris will talk about the impetus behind this initiative and describe the upcoming series of programs, including a community read of “How to Make a Slave” by Jerald Walker, book discussions, an art history talk, panel discussions, etc. This program is a partnership between the Hopkinton Town Library, Hopkinton School District and Keene State College.

■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.

■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. 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.

■Writing Camp for grades 3-12 will be June 28-July 2 and Aug. 16-20. Campers can attend both weeks. Camp may be virtual or hybrid or in-person. Contact Joan Follansbee ( or Trish Walton ( Cost is $140 for a half day, $190 for a full day.

■The Hopkinton Town Library Gallery Committee is seeking two and three dimensional artwork created during the pandemic by artists ages 15-115 for a show in September and October this year. Please submit photos of your work to by July 6, including your name, a description of your medium and dimensions of your work.

■The Hopkinton Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment. More information can be found at




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