Contoocook River region town criers for June 13, 2021

Published: 6/13/2021 5:15:54 PM
BOW Summer of music

■Bow Rotary will be hosting three summer concerts at the Bow Town Gazebo this summer starting on Sunday June 27 at 6 p.m. with the Freese Brothers Big Band, always a favorite! The two other dates are July 14th and August 6th. The talent for those dates have not yet been finalized. More info on our website

■The Bow Garden Club would like to thank all the Bow area residents that patronized their annual spring plant sale on May 29th! It was a terribly cold and rainy day but it was warm and bright with friends and flowers inside the Bow Community Center! The club had record sales and realized a nice profit for their Treasury!


DUNBARTON School year comes to an end Tuesday

■ Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony will be Monday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the last day of school is Tuesday with a scheduled field day release at 12:15 p.m.

■The library’s book discussion group will discuss My Life in France by Julia Child at noon on Wednesday. Please contact the library if interested in attending.

■This month the DCC Book club is reading The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabelle Wilkerson. New York Times says, “In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.” Discussion will be July 1, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.



HENNIKER / WEARE Hear brass band

■Launching the 12-week 2021 Henniker Concert Series is the seven-piece, Boston-based Kotoko Brass ensemble, Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., at the Angela Robinson Bandstand, Community Park.

■The Weare Supervisors of the Checklist will hold sessions for reregistering voters who have not voted since April 1, 2017. They will also accept applications for new voter registration, requests for correction of voter information and/or change of political party affiliation on Saturdays, June 19 and July 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clerk’s Office, 15 Flanders Memorial Road.

■The NH Department of Education announced its nominees for the 2022 Teacher of the year and Congrats to Center Woods Elementary School art teacher Lauren Morrocco who is among those honored.

■Eleven teachers and staff members of SAU 24 are retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Thanks and good luck to Linda Bissonnette, Jean Eriksen, Hope Bailey, Lorraine Jackman, Debby LeBlanc, Joan Morgan, Geri Lawton, Cathy Williams, Marti Capuco, Lorraine Aucoin and Anne Morrissette.


HILLSBOROUGH / DEERING Nature program to visit the library

■Monday, the Military History Book Group at Fuller Public Library will meet at 2pm to discuss the book “The Last of the Doughboys” by Richard Rubin.

■Tuesday, Squam Lakes Science Center’s No Two Tails Alike program will be on the lawn at Fuller Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tales of the tails of some of NH’s native wildlife. You will meet 3 live native wildlife ambassadors! BYO chairs or blankets, Squam Lakes asks for everyone to social distance and wear a mask


WARNER Readers sought for Douglass essay

■Exciting news! Starting June 15, MainStreet BookEnds will again be open to the public! The store has been reorganized and we are excited to welcome you back. Masks required. Open Tuesdays through Fridays, 12 noon to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

■Registration is open for NH Telephone Museum’s virtual program “Open Questions: Is Privacy Dead?” June 25 at 7 p.m. To register, visit and click on “2021 Calendar of Events.”

■On July 3 at 12 noon, Warner Historical Society hosts community members reading portions of Frederick Douglass’ powerful speech “What to the Slave is Your 4th of July?” The event will be held outdoors. If you would like to read, please contact us at

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>The Pillsbury Free Library Children’s Summer program, “Tails and Tales,” begins July 6, with outdoor meetings to accommodate a large group. The brochure with full schedule is now available. Contact Miss Sue at 603-456-2289 or check for details. Tortoise and Hare Design T-shirt (green) can be ordered through your library, $5.75 – $9.75 for sizes still in stock. See for sizes and style. (but only libraries can place an order)

■The Warner Historical Society’s Tory Hill Authors Series returns on Saturday, July 10, at 7 p.m. via Zoom with Ty Gagne, author of “Last Traverse” and “Where You’ll Find Me.” Tickets $5. Visit to purchase tickets and read about upcoming authors.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>BookEnds BookGroup will return to meeting in The Gallery, or the park terrace, starting July 10 at 3 p.m. The ability to Zoom into the meetings will be offered for most books. Unless there is a holiday, the group will now meet every first Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. to accommodate the bookstore’s reduced hours. As always, the designated book is 20% off through the bookstore if you are a participant, and all are welcome to join at any time.

■The next BookEnds BookGroup will meet July 10 at 3 p.m. with “Broken: A Love Story” by Lisa Jones. Writer Lisa Jones went to Wyoming for a four-day magazine assignment. She was committed to a long-term relationship, building a career, and searching for something she could not name. At a dusty corral on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she met Stanford Addison, a Northern Arapaho who seemed to transform everything around him. He gentled horses rather than breaking them. It was said he could heal people of everything from cancer to bipolar disorder. He did all this from a wheelchair; he had been a quadriplegic for more than twenty years.

■Registration is open for the LINEC summer session, which offers online programs and discussions throughout July. The Learning Institute of New England College remains online, welcoming participants from a broad geographical area. Enjoy weekly discussions of Coen brothers films or learn about the Alcotts, the family behind Little Women. In addition to weekly meetings, one-time programs range from a look at Cary Grant’s life to Puritanism to the present Supreme Court and much more. For a full course description see or email For $15 LINEC offers participants a stimulating selection of programs.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, weather permitting. Masks recommended, but not required outdoors.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Warner Connects NH’s Family Closet Thrift Store is open and accepting donations Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the first floor of the Warner Community Center (Old Graded School Building) at 49 West Main Street. Guidelines for donations can be found on Facebook at Income supports the food pantry and other operating costs. The store carries new and used clothing; shoes and accessories for all ages; new and used bedding and towels; and used camping, recreational, and sports gear. Volunteers are needed! To help, contact Warner Connects, NH at 603-456-2053.

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■Another Little Free Library was installed recently by Peter Anderson and Gary Young, this time on the lawn of Cafe One East and it is managed by Peter. This and the red one at NHTM are both registered in the nation-wide Little Free Library Book-Sharing Network. How it works: “Take one, Leave one.” Anyone may take a book, but then you are encouraged to add a book you are finished reading to replace the one you are taking. Books for children are encouraged, too. There is no extra place to store additional books so please only replace what you take. Join the fun and think about what your neighbors may like to read!

Elibet Chase


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