Town crier for Dec. 17, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017
ALLENSTOWN Parking ban in effect

Allenstown Board of Selectmen will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 16 School St.

The Cribbage Club will hold their Cribbage Tournament on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Everyone welcome.

St.Theresa Rosebush’s next meeting and Christmas party is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.

St. John the Baptist is happy to announce that the Community Table will resume its regular meals on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. starting Jan. 9 at the Parish Hall.

Remember the winter parking ban is in effect and prohibits vehicles from being parked on public street through April 15. The ban prohibits parking during the time period from midnight to 6 a.m. Declarations of snow emergency will be posted on town website as well as WMUR Channel 9.

St. John the Baptist Christmas Mass schedule will be Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. and Christmas Day midnight Mass and 10 a.m. Mass.




ANDOVER Share holiday stories

An evening of holiday stories and songs will take place at the Bachelder Library, 12 Chase Hill Road on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Families of all ages are invited and audience participation is welcome; participants are encouraged to bring a favorite holiday picture book to share if they like. For more information, contact the library at 735-5076.

The classic movie, “Home Alone,” about an eight-year-old who must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation, will be shown at Family Movie Night on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at The Andover Hub, 157 Main St. All are welcome, free of charge, refreshments will be served. Kids who like to sit on the floor can bring pillows. For more information, contact AndoverCommunitySpace@gmail.com.




BARNSTEAD Meet with Santa Claus

This Saturday you can meet Santa at the Barnstead Town Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be hot chocolate and treats and feel free to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa!




BOSCAWEN Make a bird feeder

If you are looking for Christmas vacation activities for the kids, check out what the Boscawen Public Library is offering on Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. School-age children and parents, too, are invited to make a pinecone bird feeder workshop. Peanut butter will be used in the making of them. Be sure to call the library at 753-8576 if you and your children wish to attend.

Passes are available for library patrons to the See Science Center and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. The Boscawen Public Library has its own wishlist for Christmas. It can be seen online at amazon.com under Boscawen Public Library or stop by the library. Purchases can be made online or at the library and donations are most welcomed.

The Congregational Church of Boscawen will be holding a Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The Sunday morning church service will be at 10 a.m.

The Boscawen Elementary School and the Merrimack Valley School District will be on vacation Dec. 25 and return to school on Jan. 2.

Municipal Town Offices will be closed on Christmas Day and the day following.

The library will be closed on Christmas Day and will be open on Dec. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m., instead of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.




BOW There are angels with us

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will meet at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Anyone who is interested in stamp collecting is welcome to attend. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

The Bow Mills United Methodist Church invites children and youth (kindergarten to 12th grade) to Kids Night In. Children and youth can stay for one to three hours. This offer continues for the 2nd Friday of each month through May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. All are welcome, whether church participants or not and there is no cost for this fun event. Snacks will be provided along with games and other adventures. To RSVP or for more information, call 224-0884 or email info@bowmillsmc.org .

Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow invites you to join their worship series for December: “Angels Among Us: #DoNotBeAfraid.” Sunday Service hours will be 8 and 10:30 a.m. A Blue Christmas service will also be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the church.There will be a quiet service of prayer, reflection and music for those having difficulty during this season due to grief, illness, depression, stress, family situations or other struggles. Light refreshments will be served following this service. For more information, contact 224-0884.

The Bow Community Men’s Club annual New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet will be held at the Bow Community Center, 3 Bow Center Road, Jan. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost for adults is $12 and children 12 and under is $5. The buffet will consist of eggs, bacon, sausage, hash, chipped beef, beans, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, French toast, fruit salad, toast, coffee, milk, tea, hot chocolate and assorted juices.



CANTERBURY Advent celebrated today

Advent services at Canterbury United Community Church and the special “How Far Is It To Bethlehem” event will be today, with an Advent Walk starting at 4 p.m. in center followed by potluck supper around 5 p.m. in the Parish House. Anyone having difficulty walking may wait in the Parish House. Visit canterburychurch.org for more details.

The Belmont Middle School holiday concert is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Schools will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2.

The Canterbury Shaker Village Museum Store is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Dec. 23.

Someday Farm Alpaca’s Holiday Open House will be Friday through Sunday up until Christmas. Alpacas to pet and a heated farm shop. The farm is located at 65 Pickard Road. Call 783-9436 for more information.

Elkins Public Library hours on Mondays are changing to 1 to 7 p.m. Book Group meets Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. to discuss Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. The library has a designated new space, Toddler Town, funded by Friends of Elkins Public Library; come visit anytime! The library will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1.

The recently published town history, “Staying Small in a Century of Change,” was recognized for an award by the Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire, which was accepted by president of the CHS, Bob Scarponi, last month. The book continues to be available at the library, Country Store, or Shaker Village.

The annual Gift of Lights, given by Eastern Propane, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is open until Dec. 31 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Attend and bring three perishable food items and receive $2 discount from entry cost. See nhms.com/events/gift-of-lights for more details.

N.H. Snoshakers is having a safety course at the club hose on Cluff Pond Road today. People 12 years old and older can take the course, and it is free. Sign in starts at 7:30 a.m. at the club or call Dave at 340-6468. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available, and lunch provided. Parents are welcome to stay and take the course. Parents must sign students in the morning and pick them up at end of day and have a contact number.




Reminder for all Chichester residents, the BCEP hours change Jan. 1. New hours will be Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scales close at 3:45 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

The 2018 “Then & Now” calendars are in and may be picked up at the library when they are open. The proceeds from this project will go to the Chichester Food Pantry.

The Chichester Grange will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m upstairs in the Grange Hall. All are welcome to plan upcoming events.

The library preschool story hour is on winter break. There will be no story hour on Dec. 21 or 28. It will resume in January.

The boxes for the Socks for Seniors project are at the library and the Attic Thrift Shop until Wednesday. The socks will go to veterans and seniors in assisted living facilities.

The library will be closed Dec. 23 as well as Dec. 25, in celebration of Christmas. There is time this week to stop into the book store “down cellar” and pick up a gift certificate for a future book sale or a book to read over Christmas break.

The Chichester select board would like to notify all Chichester residents that the town has begun collecting data for the 2018 revaluation. Avitar Associates has been awarded the contract. This is a full measure and list, meaning Avitar Associates will be visiting all properties in Chichester. Please contact the selectmen’s office with any questions.




DUNBARTON Secret elves give gifts

Members of the Dunbarton Police Department purchased gifts to stuff one of our cruisers full of presents for Operation Secret Elf! Created in the mid-1990s by then-Welfare Director Dick Mannion and Dunbarton Food Pantry manager Patty Shearin, Operation Secret Elf is a grassroots effort to help families in Dunbarton during the holiday season. The holiday season can be a financially challenging time of year for some families. Assistance is given, to the families that choose to participate, in the form of a gifts for their child or children. Tags are made with the child’s gender, age and gifts wishes on it and are distributed to “secret elves” in the community. The gifts are purchased by the “secret elves” by a determined deadline and distributed on a scheduled evening in December in time for the holidays by the Dunbarton Congregational Church. To learn more about Operation Secret Elf, or to contribute to the program next year, contact Patty Shearin at 774-4601.

On Dec. 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m., come to the “no book” book discussion and party at the library! Share ideas for next year’s book discussion choices. Bring a refreshment for the party.

Classroom holiday parties will be held Dec. 22 at 1:45 p.m. at the elementary school.

Holiday break for the school is Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. Town offices closed on Christmas. The library will be closed Dec. 26.

There will be a Lego free-build day at the library Dec. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come on down to free build with an extensive Lego collection. Create and then leave your awesome creation on display for all to see!

On Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a pajama storytime with author Alex Welch-Zerber, who wrote Animals in my Room. Wear your jammies and bring your stuffed animals.

No time to go to the Dunbarton Board of Selectmen’s meetings? If you’d like to review what happened in town go to dunbartonnh.org and scroll down under the calendar to video to view unedited meetings.




EPSOM Watch a movie at the library

The last movie matinee for 2017 at the Epsom Library, Queen of the Desert, will be shown Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. It stars Nicole Kidman as a young English woman as she escapes the rigidness of the English life at the turn of the century and begins a lifelong adventure in Tehran.

Do you enjoy Cribbage, Bridge, or Mahjong? Some patrons have expressed an interest in meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Mahjong. If you are interested, contact the library.

A children’s movie will be shown Tuesday with “Paw Patrol Pups Save Christmas” at 1:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Brian O’Neill is looking for people interested in forming a new chess club from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. All ages and levels of experience are invited to come to play and learn. No experience? That’s great, too. Brian is more than willing to teach new players.

For more information, contact BrianONeil2@gmail.com.

Knitters group will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the library

Storytime will be held Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 pm. Toddler time will be Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Lego Club meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

Bone Builders will be Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Lego Club will meet Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

The select board will meet Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the town offices.

Planning and Land-Use Board will meet Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the town offices.

The National Geographic Geography Bee for fourth- through eighth-grades will take place Monday at 8:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. The student who wins will take a written test to see if he/she qualifies for the state level to be held in the spring at Keene State College.

This year Epsom Central School is continuing with the Backpack Program. The Backpack Program’s goal is to provide a weekend supply of nutritious food for students when school breakfast and lunch are unavailable on the weekend or school holidays. All food is nonperishable and provided to the students free of charge. This program is open to all Epsom Central School students. It is funded through generous gifts from faculty and staff along with the Epsom Food Pantry. If you believe your child could benefit from this program, we encourage you to sign them up by contacting Rita Kiley, food service director, at 736-9331 or rkiley@sau53.org. This information will be kept confidential.

Epsom Central School will have an early release day Thursday at 1:15 p.m. There will be no school Friday though Jan. 1.

Friday is the date to pick up your Christmas boxes at the food pantry. There is still time to sign up.

Happy birthday to Christine Fitts, “Aunt Carolyn” Davis and to my wonderful son, Tim Riel!



FRANKLIN Cookbook club seeks members

The Franklin Public Library Cookbook Club would love to have more people join this fun group. Discuss your favorite recipes and cookbooks and make foods to share at the meeting. The group meets monthly this Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the upper room of the library. Parking and an elevator is available at the back of the building.

The Winter Break Camp at Parks and Recreation will run Dec. 27 to 29 and provide full day care from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature optional field trips. Cost is $39 without field trips or $65 including both field trips. Daily rate is $13. Call 934-2118 for more details.

The Franklin School Board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Middle School.

This Friday, join the staff and students at Paul Smith School for a reading of “The Polar Express.” Children are welcome to come to school in school appropriate pajamas. Community members are also welcome. Call 934-4144 for details.

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry welcomes donations of warm handmade or purchased hats, mittens, scarves and socks, all sizes, to decorate their “Warming Tree” for those in need at the Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the pantry, 2 Central St., during regular hours Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., or call 934-2662 to make other arrangements.

The Franklin Public Library Book Group will begin the new year with Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. You can pick up a copy of the book at the library and join the group on Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. for discussion. The group meets the second Thursday of each month.

Join the TRIP center for a Yankee Swap on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy music by Bill Parker’s one-man band and a delicious lunch. Please bring a gift-wrapped item, $5 limit. Sign up at the TRIP Center or call 934-4151.

Celebrate New Years Dinner at the TRIP Center will be Dec. 28 at 11:15 a.m. Enjoy a menu of roast pork with delicious sides and a holiday dessert. Bring your family and friends. Sign up at the TRIP Center or by calling 934-4151.




HENNIKER / WEARE Join in candlelight carol service

John Stark Regional High School will have National Honor Society inductions Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the café.

The Weare School District meeting with default budget presentation will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Weare Middle School Library.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Weare Middle School will hold its Holiday Concert for Weare Middle School and Center Woods Upper Elementary in the café. Snow date is Dec. 21. Classic holiday tunes and new compositions will be performed by beginning and concert bands and chorus.

At 7 p.m. on Friday will be the annual Candlelight Carol Service at the Henniker Quaker Meetinghouse at 529 Quaker St., led by members of Weare/Henniker Quaker Meeting. Free and all are invited, including children. If you wish, bring a candle, stick of firewood, or finger food to share. For more information, call 995-4311.

From Dec. 27 to 30, a holiday musical theatre camp will be held at Weare Middle School for area young people ages 6 to 18. Featured will be two new one acts composed by New Hampshire’s William Ogmundson. Visit alchemistsworkshop.org or call 568-5102 for more info.



HILLSBORO / DEERING Seniors enjoy tea and sandwiches

A Christmas Silver Tea and Luncheon will be held Monday. Greater Hillsboro Senior Services invites you and asks that you bring a contribution of favorite dish of sandwiches, salad, dessert or a holiday specialty. Enjoy seasonal music, play a game or two and participate in a Yankee Swap (limit $10, not mandatory). Give Linda Kowalski a jingle at 464-5264 to let her know you’ll be joining in this holiday happening!

On Thursday, Greater Hillsboro Senior Services’ final luncheon of the year will include roast beef and lots of sides.To partake of this delicious meal pay a mere $5. It will be at noon at St. Mary’s Church. Reservations are a must. Call Marie Merrow at 464-3067.



HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOK Register for skiing

Kevin and Maurgan McGrath thank the Hopkinton community for assisting with our community service project Sweaters for Shelters. Thanks to the generosity of the Hopkinton community, we collected more than 350 items of warm clothing. Several hundred jackets, fleece, sweatshirts, sweaters, etc. were donated to the Friend’s Emergency Housing Program, the McKenna House and the Friends of Forgotten Children. Hundreds of individuals and families will benefit from the clothing donations. We witnessed the need of people at the shelters who truly appreciate the warm clothing. We look forward to doing the project again next year. Thank you Hopkinton for making Sweaters for Shelters a huge success.

The Slusser Center will be closed from Monday through Jan. 1. The center will reopen Jan. 2. For more information, call 746-8265.

Stop by the Contoocook Farmers Market at the town hall Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for goodies and gifts. Lots of vegetables, meat, jam, granola, maple syrup, breads and other baked goods,

Indian food, alpaca, and holiday decorations. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

Hopkinton’s Operation Christmas is in full swing. Please contact Hopkinton Human Services at 746-5729 if you wish to participate. We are in need of gift certificates for grocery stores and department stores.

Registration is open for the Bill Koch ski league. The mission of the Bill Koch League is to introduce children to cross-country skiing in a supportive and fun environment. It is open to all children first through eighth grade. Registration is required and equipment is not provided, although some loaner equipment is available. Practices will be held Tuesday, and Friday afternoons at the Fairgrounds and Sunday afternoons at Pat’s Peak. Skiers need not attend all practices to be a part of the group. Dryland exercises and games will be held if conditions do not allow for skiing. The first practice is Friday and runs through February. Although generally not a competitive program, there are opportunities for some races and one race will be held at the end of the season. There will be an open house and question-and-answer hour at the Maple Street

School library at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. For more information, visit blackwaternordic.org/content/bill-koch-youth-league or email Juliana.popper@gmail.com.

Drop in at the Hopkinton Town Library on Tuesday evening for Dino Snores evening story time for ages 5 and younger at 6 p.m.

Read the book before you see the movie! The classic story of “Ferdinan” by Munro Leaf will be on the StoryWalk trail this winter. The movie was released Friday (rated PG). The StoryWalk is located behind the playground and Slusser Center.

Electronics is easy and fun when you use Snap Circuits. Try them in our MakerSpace at the Hopkinton Town Library.

You may recognize many faces in our Winter Activities Scavenger Hunt. Pictures of Hopkinton kids having fun will be posted inside the Hopkinton Town Library. Find them all and choose a prize!

Try Music Trivia at the Hopkinton Town Library on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. Teams of four or fewer (ages 8 and up) should register by Dec. 28. To register for programs, call the library at 746-3663 or email lmaynard@hopkintontownlibrary.org. This program will be held in collaboration with Polkadots Gift Boutique who will be providing the prize, a $25 gift certificate to the store.

Hopkinton High School Interact Club is holding a post-holiday yard sale. All donations will be sold to help raise funds for service projects in Nicaragua and the community. You can donate anything in good condition toward the sale from Monday to Friday and Jan. 2 to 5 at the HMHS front office. The yard sale will be Jan. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hopkinton Middle High School cafeteria. All donations that do not sell will be re-donated to local charities or taken with the students to Nicaragua.




LOUDON Christmas services

Loudon Congregational Church will hold Christmas Eve services Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m. The church is located at 7018 Church St. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Rev. Moe Cormier at 783-9478.




PEMBROKE Discuss the budget

Pembroke Budget Committee will meet Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Three Rivers Cafeteria for school budget presentation and discussion.

The Village School will be singing through the village Monday mid-morning and will be hard to miss! Please wave or come out and join them in song. The children are excited to serenade their neighborhood!

Pembroke Village School would like to give a huge thank you to several organizations who have donated food, clothes, toys and money to help some of our children have the Christmas they deserve. We have some families who just could not afford to celebrate this year. Thank you to : Associated Grocers, Next Level Church, Nicole’s Greenhouse, Pembroke Grange, Grace Capital Church and the Suncook Methodist Church. Thank you for caring about our children. Lastly, thank you to the staff at Pembroke Village who have been contributing food cards, gas cards, toys and more. Merry Christmas to everyone.




PITTSFIELD Audition for show

The Concord Regional Crimeline has board openings. Visit concordregionalcrimeline.com and print the individual application. Upon completion send it to CRCL c/o Concord Police Dept, 35 Green St., ATTN: Deputy Chief Greg Taylor. The CRCL Chairman will contact the applicant for an interview. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 6.

The Players’ Kid’s Theater Workshop will hold auditions for their 2018 show, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. on today and Monday at The Scenic Theatre at 4 p.m. both days. The workshop is open to kids ages 8 to 18, and those auditioning will be taught a song and asked to sing, taught a few simple dance steps, and asked to read from the script. The show is performed the week of Feb. 20, in two matinees for local schools, and three evening performances. Kids are also needed to help build sets, set and run lights and help with costumes. Contact maye@pittsfieldplayers.com for more information.

During December the 10 a.m. Thursday preschool story hour at the library, enjoy cookie decorating, ornament making and explore holiday traditions. The afterschool Cozy Nook Book Adventure Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and will be learning about holiday traditions, decorate gingerbread houses and make ornaments. The Stay and Play group for toddlers and their parents/caregivers meet on Tuesday mornings at 10 for a brief story, simple activities and time to socialize.

The select board is seeking a Pittsfield resident to represent the town on the BCEP Solid Waste District budget committee. A committee application may be picked up at the Selectmen’s Office.

The library trustees will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the community center. Please contact Donna Keeley at keeledm@yahoo.com for more information.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Monetary and product donations are always welcome. Please call the church at 435-7471 to arrange drop-off. Please use the Chestnut Street entrance to the church for the Diaper Pantry.

Stand Up Pittsfield, formerly known as the Pittsfield Wellness Coalition, will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the PMHS Media Center. New members are encouraged to attend.

Join your friends and neighbors and bring the whole family to a wonderful traditional candlelight service Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St. The service includes beautiful music by the Chancel Choir and the JuBellation Handbell Choir, scripture lessons, the story of the first Christmas, the sanctuary shimmering in candlelight and the singing of “Silent Night.” Include this lovely evening service in your holiday plans. Parking and wheelchair accessible entry are available at rear of church at Chestnut Street. For more information, call the church office at 435-7471.

A Christmas Eve service will be held on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. at Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Road, Pittsfield, We will have lots of Christmas music, a children’s pageant, cookies, cider, coffee, and hot chocolate. Everyone is welcome.

The Pittsfield Senior Center needs volunteers for different days of the week at different times: Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. The job includes working in the kitchen preparing items for Meals on Wheels and or the Community Meal, setting up for the meals and washing dishes. Training is provided; if interested, call 435-8482. The work is easy and gratifying.

Pictures with Santa from the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration are available for viewing on the town website, pittsfieldnh.gov. Thank you to the Wood Family for taking the photos and uploading them.

Donna Keeley presented the Paul Harris Fellowship to past president Lynn Marston at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Suncook Valley Rotary Club. In becoming a Paul Harris Fellow, Marston joins a remarkable company of persons throughout the world, all recognized for their devotion to the ideal of goodwill, peace and understanding. It is the goal of Rotarians the world over, and one that she clearly shares. Congratulations!

Several occupations common in the 1800s are rarely practiced today. Pittsfield’s blacksmith shops, carriage builders, stage coach operators, water and steam powered sawmills, farming, grocery delivery services, and peddlers wagons are all depicted and described in the 2018 calendar from the Pittsfield Historical Society. Included is an overview of the old time trades written by Larry Berkson along with fourteen vintage photographs with descriptions. Calendars can be purchased at the Pittsfield Town offices, the Josiah Carpenter Library, the Pittsfield Historical Society headquarters on most Tuesday mornings between 9 am and noon, or by calling Fuzz Freese at 435-7777. Cost is still only $10. Don’t leave 2017 without one.

Happy birthday wishes to Aunt Carolyn Davis, Rich Hillsgrove and to my nephew Tim Riel!

Happy anniversary wishes to Fred and Liz Hast!




SALISBURY Winter cold is here

Snow is here and according to the forecast, more is on the way! This is just a friendly reminder that Salisbury Elementary School requires students to wear appropriate winter attire to play in the snow. Please be sure that your child has the basic winter necessities each day (boots, jacket, snow pants, hat, mittens). We want our students to enjoy recess with their friends and we appreciate your help by sending them to school prepared for the winter season. If you need assistance in finding appropriate winter gear, reach out to Nurse Denise or Ms. Stephenie for help.

The select board will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Selectmen will have an informational section on the agenda to discuss any tax questions or other issues citizens have. This is also the annual Volunteer Appreciation night. Selectmen invite all Salisbury citizens to join them in honoring those who give so generously and graciously of their time and services.

As the holidays approach, please note that the Town Clerk will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. All other weekly hours will remain the same for all offices. The office staff wishes Salisbury citizens a happy and safe holiday season.




WARNER Check out the trees

The Festival of Trees remains on display at town hall through Christmas.

The Warner Volunteer Hub is a place to check on the latest projects and opportunities that you can volunteer for, without having to sign up for hours a month. We encourage people of all ages to join.Organizations, clubs and community groups are encouraged to submit their projects to the website. Volunteers sign up directly with the organization as they are available or able. Find the Warner Volunteer Hub at warnervolunteerhub.org.

MainStreet BookEnds book group will discuss “The Other Alcott” by Elise Hooper on Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. BookGroup participants receive 20 percent off the book prior to the event. All are welcome.

MainStreet BookEnds will host storytime Thursdays 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. in partnership with Simonds School teachers for students in kindergarten through second grade. The next will be Jan. 4.

Schoodacs Coffee Shop holds an open mic every Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Winter break at Simonds Elementary School will be Dec. 25 to Jan. 1.




WEBSTER Library trustees to meet Wednesday

Webster Free Public Library trustees will meet Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the library. It is open to the public.

The Webster select board will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. Note earlier start time due to a lengthy work session on budget. It is open to public.