Town crier for Feb. 11, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
ALLENSTOWNSenior center on the road

St. John the Baptist Community Table is held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St.

The Suncook Senior Center will reopen on Feb. 20 with all their regular schedule classes ready to go. Until then, all activities are temporarily at different location. Bone Builders will be held this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Road. Chair Yoga is held at 9:30 a.m. at the Allenstown Town Hall, 16 School St. Lunch is held daily at 11:30 a.m. at Horseshoe Pond Place, 25 Commercial St. Klunk is played daily at 10 a.m. at Horseshoe Pond Place.

The Suncook Senior Center is looking for volunteers who could spare two hours a week to help out at the center. You can pick a day and time that will fit your schedule. Call Kelly at 485-4254 for more information.




ANDOVERKarate lessons open

Karate classes for children and adults, men and women, those who would like to begin or continue karate, will begin on Mondays at The Andover Hub,157 Main St., next to Pizza Chef, offered by Tiger Mountain Shotokan Karate. Monday will be the grand opening of the karate school in Andover; Tiger Mountain Karate also has locations in New London and Wilmot. Classes are offered on an ongoing basis at a charge of $65 per month. For further information and to register, call Gayle Fleming at 477-3174 or contact Tiger Mountain through Facebook or drop in to the grand opening from 5 to 7 p.m.

The 2017 movie, Tomorrow, will be shown on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Stone Chapel on the Andover Town Green, sponsored by the Andover Energy Group and Proctor Academy. Students and adults are encouraged to attend this upbeat documentary about fighting climate change and saving the world which showcases constructive solutions for acting on a local level to make a difference on a global level.

Kids and their parents are invited to a Star Wars Lego Challenge on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bachelder Library, 12 Chase Hill Road in East Andover. Call the library at 735-5076 or visit AndoverNHLibrary.weebly.com for more information.

New Hampshire native and Andover resident Andrew Merzi will be the featured performer on Friday at the Andover Community Coffeehouse, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Highland Lake Grange Hall on route 11 in East Andover. Merzi’s music can be checked out at andrewmerzi.com. The evening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food and beverage purchases and for open-mic sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsor for this month is Blue Mountain Guitar in New London. More information can be found at andovercoffeehouse.org.




BARNSTEADMeet the candidates

Meet the candidates on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Come prepared to ask questions. For more information, check out the library website, oscarfoss.org.




BOSCAWENMake some V-Day crafts

Twiggs Gallery and Marshall’s Florist in Boscawen are participating in Cabin Fever Reliever events today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are joining more 20 other artists in Boscawen, Loudon and Canterbury in this fun celebration. Join artisans and local businesses for good food, good work with hands-on activities and live music in some studios. More information and a complete list of participants is on their website at cabinfever.com.

More bingo is coming on Saturday with pizza on the menu at noon followed by an afternoon of fun, games and prizes and all for $10. It is held at the Boscawen Town Hall, 12 High St.

Support cardiac rehabilitation at the Pancake Breakfast for Hearts being held Feb. 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Horace Chase Lodge, 53 N. Main St. The menu consists of plain or blueberry pancakes, bacon or sausage and beverages. Adults pay $8, children ages 6 to 12 for $4 and children 5 and under eat for free. This event is sponsored by the Priscilla Chapter 51 Order of the Eastern Star.

The Boscawen/Penacook Water Precinct is holding a public hearing on their proposed budget on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. The hearing will be at the precinct offices at 9 Woodbury Lane.




BOWCelebrate with friends

Bow Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Bow Community Building. Members and guests should bring a brown bag lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided. Wear some red or pink to celebrate Valentine’s Day and perhaps share a special Valentine memory. Stacy Serety from Royal Tours will be present to tell us about the 2018 tours. BYAH is open to all seniors over 55. Annual dues are $15.

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold their monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in stamp collecting is welcome to attend, buy, sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about this hobby while enjoying the fellowship of others who have varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues. Also, learn about the latest cutting edge information on stamp collecting. For more information call Dan Day at 228-1154.

The Bow Heritage Commission would like to remind Bow residents to plan on paying a visit to the new Baker History Room located at the Baker Free Library in the very near future. Hours of access will be published on various media sources in February. (This is a climate-controlled secure room and can only be accessed on scheduled days and by appointment). Come check out the arrowheads, Henry Baker’s 1914 book collection, Revolution and Civil War military documents, the Luther Morgan Rifle, Frank White’s survey maps, Alexander Cemetery Inscriptions, old dog registrations, photos and more. You might even decide to volunteer to serve a shift or two to help others enjoy the room. Members of the Heritage Commission will be glad to talk with anyone who has documents and artifacts they would like to donate or place on loan to the Baker Room and there is still a need for monetary donations to make the room all it could be. For more information, contact Gary Nylen at 496-5239 or gary42bow@comcast.net or Faye Johnson 228-8149 or fjohnson915@myfairpoint.net.

Concord Regional VNA is offering “Life After Loss”, an eight-week adult grief discussion group on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon through March at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St. (Classes began on Jan. 31). Trained grief facilitators will provide grief support and education to participants who have suffered a recent loss. The group size is limited to 12 participants and sessions are free. Registration is required.To register, call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 2828, or visit crvna.org.



CANTERBURYVisit with artists, crafters around town

The Cabin Fever Reliever Tour will continue Sunday around Canterbury, Boscawen, and Loudon. Participants this year include Kathie Fife Photography and Jolene Cochrane of Grain Fed Spoons at the Meeting House in Canterbury Center; Marshall’s Florist; Cold Garden Spirits; Canterbury Shaker Village; Canterbury AleWorks; Clough Tavern Farm Christmas and with Two Sisters’ Garlic; Old Ways Traditions along with Janet King and Mark Kneeland; Egg Rock Studio and Good Earth Tea Co; Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design with Adele Sanborn, SherRee West and visiting felting artist, Louise Jacobs; Miles Smith Farm; Fox Country Smoke House; Riverland on the Merrimack; and the Penacook Historical Society. Visit the website for more information on participants at cabinfevernh.com or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/CabinFeverRelieverNH.

Elkins Public Library will be closed for President’s Day on Feb. 19. Book Group meets on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m., reading Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. See library website for full program at elkinspubliclibrary.org

Canterbury Elementary School PE teacher Kristin Doucette is coordinating a Jump Rope for Heart at Feb. 22 from 3:10 to 4:30 pm. The children are fundraising for the American Heart Association and then taking part in a Jump Off.

February school vacation will be Feb. 26 to March 2.

Introductory Fly Tying classes have started now in the Parish House, remaining Wednesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 at 6 to 8 p.m. Class is sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and is limited to eight people. Email Jessie Tichko at tshot@myfairpoint.net to register or call 783-4026.

4-H will hotd its stitching and crafting circle Friday. Contact Laura Crockford 540-9877 for details.

Morris Dancing practices begin again Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Parish House. Contact Polly Camire for information at 783-8374 before 9 p.m.

Canterbury Historical Society plans to organize an exhibit “Out of the Archives” later in the spring. Please be in touch with the society with ideas of items to show. Email canterbury.nh.historical.society@gmail.com

The first session of the town meeting will be March 13 and second session March 16.

Loudon Food Pantry donations may be dropped off at Elkins Public Library.



CHICHESTERDon’t forget to vote

Register to vote Monday. Whether you just turned 18 or are new in town, you can register to vote or update information as the Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Grange/Town Hall, 54 Main St. Elections are coming up for town officials and the town meeting (very important for future endeavors and tax rate) are coming up in March.

On Monday at 2 p.m. at the Epsom Library, the Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield libraries will hold the Memory Cafe. The theme coincides with Valentine’s Day. Caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited to come for supportive socialization.

The library trustees will meet at 4 p.m. at the library. The new librarian will be introduced. All are invited to attend and offer ideas for programs you would like to see at the Library.

The Road Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 at the town highway sheds.

Happy Valentine’s Day on Wednesday to all.

The Parks and Recreation Committee will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

On Thursday, the Trustees of the Trust will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the town hall. If you are a citizen of Chichester, this is a meeting to attend as there is no name on the ballot for the upcoming election for Trustee of the Trust Funds. Find out what is entailed in this volunteer position.

The Heritage Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

Remember to check the town website chichesternh.org for special warnings of closings due to storms. You can also sign up on a link from the website for “NH weather and Safety Warnings.”




DUNBARTONGrab a gun lock

Did you know the Dunbarton police have free gun locks in their lobby? A partnership with projectchildsafe.org allows them to provide these to Dunbarton residents at no cost!

Valentine’s Day parties at the school will be held on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. Students will hand out cards and enjoy treats.

PTO meeting will be at the elementary school Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Spireside Coffee House and Open Mic will have an open stage night on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Vestry on 6 Stark Highway North. Come see the regular crew of local musicians. There will be an eclectic mix of performers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for sign ups. $5 donation.

N.H. Humanities presents “Benedict Arnold, Patriot (and Traitor)” on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. We all “know” Benedict Arnold, the traitor of 1780, but this ignores his many exploits of 1775 to 1777, when the dream of independence was at its most fragile. Host George Morrison will take you along a journey through New England, Quebec Province, and New York exploring historic and modern images and memory.

A book discussion of The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried In A Chilean Mine, and The Miracle That Set Them Free by Hector Tobar will be Feb. 21 at noon at the library. Bring your lunch.

The next Read to Dogs at the library will be Feb 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. Sessions are 15 minutes. Bring a book who choose your own. Contact the library to sign up.

There are only a few spots left. Sign up for the “Social Media: A Predator’s Playground” on March 5 at 6 p.m., at the elementary school Contact Sergeant Christopher Remillard at chrisremillard@gsinet.net.




EPSOMGrab a fork and come for breakfast

The Concord Epsom Elks Lodge will be holding its all-you-can-eat breakfast for the month of February on today and Feb. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for veterans $7 and $4 for children ages 4 to 12.

The selectmen will be Monday at 6 p.m. at the town offices

The Cemetery Committee will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Epsom library. Planning and Land Use Board will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Epsom Town Offices.

Epsom Central School’s sixth annual Cook-off will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 10 and under. Go to ecs.sau53.org for more information. Proceeds will go to the Epsom Central School Student Activities, helping with field trips, student clothing needs and more.

On Wednesday, the library will show The Mountain Between Us, starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. Movie starts at 1:30 p.m.

Story times will be held Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

Toddler Time will be Wednesdays 10 a.m. Children and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement activities and simple crafts.

Lego Club will meet Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Plan to join the fun and build with the libraries large collection of Legos.

The Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield libraries will hold a Memory Café at the Epsom Library on Monday at 2 p.m. Participants will have fun with some trivia games and celebrating romance.

EYAA Softball and Baseball registration is now open. Registration will be open on the EYAA website through Feb. 25 a the standard registration rate. Late registration will run from Feb. 26 through March 3 and will include additional late fee. Players registered during the late registration period may be placed on a wait list if the roster is full. Questions regarding softball should be directed to John Carignan. Questions regarding baseball should be directed to Natalie Casey.

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship,” said Thomas Aquinas. Happy Valentine’s Day on Wednesday.

Happy birthday this week to Beth Adams, Jill Metcalf and Leah Powers!

Congratulations to Epsom Central School Principal Patrick Connors for being honored by the N.H. Association of School Principals with the 2018 Role Model Award. This award is meant to recognize Patrick’s outstanding leadership and record in serving our students as well as recognition his achievement as a finalist for 2018 New Hampshire Elementary Principal of the year. What an awesome honor for us in Epsom to have you! Thank you for all you do!

A note from a very thankful resident to the Epsom fire department and EMTs: I fell last Wednesday and they responded immediately - my first experience with emergency responders. George, Dave and the driver were excellent. I was in extreme pain. They took me to Concord Hospital on Jan. 24, I was operated on Jan. 25 and home Jan. 26 with a full hip replacement. Thank goodness George convinced me to go to the hospital. I also want to thank the police dispatcher who I called and they forwarded the information to fire department; the police chief also responded to my call and assisted with getting me off the ground. Epsom is a great town and I now appreciate it even more. I can’t thank the responders enough! Also, want to thank my terrific neighbors Kathy and Keith Snedeker.



FRANKLINCelebrate winter activities

Winter Carnival events today include ski and snowboard races at 1 p.m. at VMRSA Hill, radar runs with the Lakes Region Snowmobile Club with a 9:30 a.m. registration and 10:30 a.m. start at Griffin Beach. The annual Webster Lake Fishing Derby will be Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Griffin Beach. Visit franklinoutingclub.org or facebook.com/veteransskiarea. Event continues until Feb. 18 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The “Leaping to Serve” calendar raffle to benefit the work of the Franklin Area Lions Club is on sale now with the drawing on Feb. 19 at the Soda Shoppe. There are 29 chances to win. Tickets available at The Soda Shoppe, The Pizza Chef or by contacting Forrest Powers at 768-3617.

The Franklin Opera House board of directors will meet Wednesday in the lower conference room of City Hall. Enter through the back door on Memorial Street. The public is welcome to attend to learn more about the Opera House. Call 934-1901 with any questions.

Celebrate Mardi Gras in style at the TRIP Center on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Design the best mask to win a prize. Win a scavenger hunt to be crowned king or queen of Mardi Gras. Lunch and bingo to follow. Call 934-4151 with any questions or stop by the center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chinese New Year, the year of the dog, will be celebrated Friday at the TRIP Center at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious lunch of Chinese cuisine and bring a friend.

If you live in the Franklin/Tilton/Northfield area and need a ride, the TRIP Center can offer you door-to-door service within the transport area. Call 934-4151 for details. The van is wheelchair accessible. Also, service to Andover, Danbury and Hill on Fridays. Advance notice is requested at least 24 hours ahead and a $2 donation round trip is suggested.

Free tax preparation is available at the TRIP Center through April 15. You can access this service by dialing 211 to make an appointment.

Registration for kindergarten for the coming year begins now. If you have a child who will turn 5 years old before Oct. 1 and reside in Franklin, call the Paul Smith School today at 934-4144.

A Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce meet-and-greet will be Tuesday from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. at Meredith Whole Living Center. Visit lakesregionchamber.org or call 524-5531 for more information.

Companion Book Club for students in fourth through eighth grade meets monthly for students and adult companions to discuss and celebrate quality children’s literature. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Call 934-2118 to sign up for this free program. Students will receive a free book each month for their personal libraries.

Donations of hats, mittens, scarves and other warm items for the “Warming Tree” at Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry are greatly appreciated. Donations of non-perishable food items (oatmeal, granola bars, 100-percent juice and dried beans, etc., financial support and volunteer time are always welcome. Call Director Trisha Wildes at 934-2662 for more information.




HENNIKER / WEARESign up to sell

The 250th Henniker Planning Committee is now accepting applications for vendors for Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preference will be given to Henniker residents and local nonprofits and those who have paid for spots at previous Henniker events. We especially need food vendors. For more information, contact Terri at r2redheads@tds.net

Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals hosted by Henniker’s Tucker Free Library will present a great family show from 2 to 3 p.m. today.

Cribbage Night will be Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Daniel’s Restaurant in Henniker.

Registrations are now open for the Weare/Henniker Youth Theatre’s musical theatre camp during February break at Weare Middle School for ages 6 to 18. No experience necessary. Email dunn.t@comcast.net for more information.



HILLSBORO / DEERINGCome watch film

Spend Tuesday at the movies. This month, Greater Hillsboro Senior Services will be showing The Queen at 2:15 p.m. in the Vestry at Smith Memorial Church. This is a fictional drama film depicting the British Royal Family’s response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Free.

On Friday, enjoy a Chinese New Year’s lunch at the Deering Town Hall at noon. Suggested donation is $. Call Marie Merrow 464-3067 as soon as possible to reserve a spot. Catered by Ming Du.

Family Movie Night on Saturday will feature Fly Away Home, the 1996 story of a father and daughter who decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada geese south by air. This uplifting movie will be shown on the big screen downstairs at Smith Memorial Church. Admission is free and complimentary popcorn and a drink will be served. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m.



HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKAdminstrator chats about the budget

Have “Cookies with Cass” on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Neal Cass, Hopkinton town administrator, will discuss the issues that will be addressed at this year’s town meeting as well as the town meeting process overall. Come with questions.

Winter fun at the Kimball Lake Cabins will be today from noon to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Hopkinton Recreation Department. Ice skating, snowshoeing, snowman building, games and prizes, chili and hot dogs for purchase, cocoa and smores are free. Some ice skates and snowshoes are available to borrow. Broomball and hockey sticks are available. Donations accepted. Limited parking, better to park at Harold Martin School and walk over. For more information, visit hopkintonrec.com.

The Hopkinton Town Library has a program called “Words on Wheels.” The program delivers library materials to residents who are unable to come to the library. To schedule a delivery, contact Karen Dixon at 746-3663 or email info@hopkintontownlibrary.org.

Registration is now open for HYSA spring tee ball, softball, baseball and field hockey. For more information, visit hysasportsnh.com.

Hopkinton Youth Sports Association will be holding its annual meeting March 11 at 7 p.m in the high school cafeteria. All who are interested in HYSA are welcome to attend.

Senior center lunch on Wednesday at noon will be American chop suey, salad, bread, cake and ice cream. Suggested $4 donation. For more information, call 746-8265.

The Quilting Group will meet Thursday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at the Slusser Center. Bring your sewing machine and all materials for your current project. Bring a lunch. It’s a great chance to socialize and share quilting ideas. There is no fee for this program.

The Slusser Center will be closed for Presidents Day on Feb.19.

Contoocook Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Hall. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

Read with Dougal the dog is at the Hopkinton Town Library on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Come read with Dougal, a lovable cairn terrier. He enjoys all kinds of books, especially “Look and Find” books. Four 15 minute time slots are available. Call 746-3663 to register.

The Bremen Town Musicians puppet show is today from 4 to 5 p.m. Free event sponsored by and held at the Hopkinton Town Library.

Dino Snores evening story time will be Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the library. Stay and Play Cafe will be held Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s a time for parents, caregivers, and children to play! Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa provided. Bring your lunch or a snack, if you’d like. Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 and lap time is for children birth to 2 years with a caregiver. Storytimes are held Tuesdays at 1 p.m and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Lap time is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Sign up to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Free and open to the public.

Story Walk features Ferdinand by Munro Leaf on the trail this winter. Read the book, then see the new movie. The Story Walk is located behind the Slusser Center and playground.

Dial-a-Ride is an all volunteer organization established in 1979 by Anne Slusser and the Hopkinton Woman’s Club in response to the needs of many Hopkinton seniors who were having difficulty getting to medical and personal appointments. A driver must be at least 18 years of age with a valid NH driver’s license, a safe car, and basic auto insurance. Please consider volunteering for Dial-a-Ride. You can really help. For more information, call 746-4357 and leave a message.




LACONIAStudent athletes congratulated

Congratulations to Laconia High School’s NHIAA scholar athletes Daniel Engelsen, Drew Muzzey, Benjamin Beliveau, Frank Heckler, Bailey Moore, Noah Shastany, Dakota Cross, Thomas Bastis, Thomas Turpin, Chloe Bertocchi, Danielle Friend, Delia Cormier, Victoria Dean, Devon Mello, Lindsey Drouin and Rebecca Howe.

On Monday at 6 p.m., Pleasant Street School’s VIPPS will meet.

Give Back Divas Bingo Night to benefit Laconia Middle School will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 1670.

Laconia Middle School’s PTO will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at 350 McGrath St.

The Laconia School District is very proud to continue the tradition of the City-Wide Chess Tournament, now in its 17th year. It has 28 finalists, from three age groups, and will hold this event April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Huot Technical Center’s Culinary Arts Dining Room. Participating schools will include Elm Street Elementary School, Holy Trinity Catholic School, Laconia High School, Laconia Middle School, Pleasant Street Elementary School and Woodland Heights Elementary School.



LOUDONGive your input on town issues

The selectboard will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m.

A public hearing of proposed budget and warrant articles will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. to receive public discussion on increasing the number of selectmen, keno and a school district feasibility study.

The communication council will meet Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.

Loudon Elementary School will host a luau Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a best dressed costume contest, snacks and pizza for sale, dancing and games. All elementary aged children are welcome. Cost is $5.




PEMBROKESign up for vacation camp

February Vacation Camp Registration is Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Town Hall. This one-week program is open to Pembroke or Allenstown children ages 5 to 12. It runs Feb. 26 to March 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pembroke Hill School. Children must bring their own lunch and snacks each day. The $10 non-refundable fee is required at registration. The full cost is $20 a day, which includes one field trip. Extended hours for early arrival or late pick up is available for an additional charge of $5 per day for early or late arrival or $10 per day for both. Limit of 40 children. Registration is required. Please call 296-7416 with questions.

The Pembroke Woman’s Club, with a grant from N.H. Humanities, will present “Discovering New England Stone Walls” presented by Kevin Gardner on Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Masonic Lodge 94. Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, will explain how and why New England acquired thousands of miles of stone walls, how they were built, and their significance to New England landscape. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jane at 485-7058 or swansonjane92@gmail.com.




PITTSFIELDKids’ theatre stages ‘Modern Millie’

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce board of directors will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at Epping Well on Main Street.

The elementary school PTO will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the library. New members are welcome!

Congratulations to Katie Rollins, Casey Clark, Meredith Smith, Matt St. George and Cameron Darrah on being recognized by the NHADA and NHIAA for being scholar athletes. Scholar Athletes must letter in two varsity sports, maintain a certain GPA, participate in community service and be a positive role model.

The select board will meet Feb. 20 at 6:15 p.m. for a public hearing on keno, at 7 p.m. on the creation of a municipal and transportation improvements capital reserve fund and at 7:30 p.m. on the donation of an inflatable boat with trailer and the storage for the fire department. For more information, visit pittsfieldnh.gov to access the links listed.

At the senior center Feb 20 .at 10:30 a.m., Bill Parker will perform. Help keep the winter blues away by coming in listening to music, with a live musical performance. Parker sings a wide variety of music from the Great American Songbook while playing the keyboard and harmonica. Come, enjoy the free concert, and stay for lunch. If planning to stay for lunch please call 435-8482 to RSVP by Wednesday, so the meal can be planned accordingly.

Completed town and school absentee ballot applications may be mailed, faxed to 435-7922, scanned and emailed to eanthony@pittsfieldnh.gov, or hand delivered to the town clerk’s/school district clerk’s office. We will mail the absentee ballots as soon as they are available. The last day completed absentee ballots can be received in person is the day before the election. If absentee ballots are returned in person they must be handed to the town/school district clerk or deputy town clerk only. Applications may be downloaded from the town website at pittsfieldnh.gov or by stopping in at the town clerk’s office.

Pittsfield has been chosen as one of the communities in New Hampshire to participate in a smoke and carbon monoxide distribution, installation and education grant program. The requirements are an owner-occupied home, no rentals and children under 6 years old and/or adults over 60 years old residing in the home. To sign up for a home safety inspection and free smoke and CO alarms installed by a volunteer member of the fire department call 435-6807 or email dtyler@pittsfieldnh.gov.

Announcing Hoopla: Library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions. The library has thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla. Card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Pittsfield’s access to hoopla is made possible through the generosity of Globe Manufacturing and the Sanderson Fund.

Pittsfield Youth baseball and softball is for players ages 4 to 13, boys and girls. If you are interested in coaching or helping out, please join us in the Community Center on today at 3 p.m. For more information or if you have questions, contact volunteerhayes@gmail.com.

The Parks and Recreation Committee will meet Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at the town hall. Plans for the annual Winterfest celebration (to be held during school vacation) are being finalized. Events, activities and trips are being planned.

Show your Panther Pride and come support the basketball teams. On Tuesday, Girls Jr. Varsity will play at 5:30 p.m. and Boys Jr. Varsity at 7 p.m. vs. Laconia. On Friday, Boys Jr. Varsity will play at 5:30 p.m. and Boys Varsity at 7 p.m. vs. Sunapee. On Saturday, it’s senior night; Girls Varsity will play at 4 p.m. and Boys Varsity at 5:30 p.m. vs. Hinsdale.

Tickets are now on sale for the Pittsfield Players Kids’ Theater Workshop presentation of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. The show will run at the Scenic Theatre on Feb. 22, 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets for the shows are $8 for kids under 12 and $12 for adults and can be reserved by calling 435-8852.

If you enjoy seeing the beautiful flowers at the town hall and police station, please consider making a donation to help defray the costs of purchasing the plants and the maintenance of them. This project is organized and managed by volunteer, Ted Mitchell. Please note in the check’s memo line “For Town Hall Flowers” and mail to Ted Mitchell, 77 Dowboro Road, Pittsfield.

A dinner fundraiser is scheduled for Feb. 28 at Dominick’s Pizza, Pasta & Things from 4 to 8 p.m. A modified dinner menu will be available and $2 from each entrée will be donated to the cause. Dominick’s will be assisting Parker Bolton and his “CHAD buddy,” Chichester Officer Phil Arnone raise funds for the Battle of the Badges challenge in mid March. There will also be a raffle with donations from local businesses. Tickets are $1 each with the proceeds going to CHAD.

Happy birthday wishes to Dawna Johanet and Sue Kimball. I hope you both enjoy your special day!

Happy anniversary wishes to Fred and Sheila Holmes!




SALISBURYGrab a book

“I Love to Read” month continues at Salisbury Elementary School this week. Special events include Mystery Readers, Buddy Reading, Student Leaders Read Alouds, Put Your Heart Into Reading and Drop Everything and Read Time. Time for lots of reading and lots of fun.

The Old Home Day committee will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. This is a change due to Valentine’s Day.

Today is Salisbury’s fifth annual Winter Carnival and Ice Hockey Tournament at 10 a.m. at the Maplewood Recreation Area. In addition to the tournaments, there will be snow sculptures and creative snow painting activities along with a fire pit with hot dogs, marshmallows and popcorn.




WARNERHear live music in the gallery

Maple Weekend in Warner will be March 24 and 25. Visit nine sap houses and many special events throughout the village.

Today at 2 p.m., welcom Jamie Sayen to MainStreet BookEnds to discuss and sign his new book You Had a Job for Life. His presentation will include a slide show of life in the mill, and short clips from the interviews of former mill workers.

Will Hatch and Co. will play in the gallery on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. A suggested donation of $10 at the door to go toward the work of MainStreet Warner, Inc., and Jim Mitchell Community Park.

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

The Warner Men’s Club will meet Feb. 26 at Warner Town Hall. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner catered by the Appleseed Restaurant, then a presentation of “The Effects of the 1918 Flu Pandemic in Warner” by Rebecca Courser. Prospective club members are invited to join in as guests for the evening. Members and guests should reserve for the dinner on or before Feb. 23 by emailing contact@warnermensclub.org or contacting one of the officers or directors. For more information, visit warnermensclub.org.

The 2018 annual Indoor Warner Flea Market will be April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside town hall. Fees are $15 per 6-foot table/space to benefit the Pillsbury Free Library. Spaces are allocated in advance based on order received and requested location, if available. A printable vendor application is available at the library website warner.lib.nh.us. Call 456-2289 for information. Applications may be mailed or dropped off at the library.

The Book of Truth Reading Group will meet at the Pillsbury Library on Mondays at 4 p.m. No homework, simply reading for the hour with each other. Free e-copies are available, bring your laptop. Walk in or email Dick Mueller at MuellerRJA@gmail.com for more information or to get your copy.

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.

Spirit Week at Simonds Elementary School will be Feb. 19 to 23 with Winter Carnival on Feb. 23.

There will be no school week of Feb. 26 to March 2 for February vacation.




WEBSTERWatch a free movie

There will be a free movie Friday. Webster Free Public Library will be showing Marshall at 7 p.m. in the meeting hall. Like the movie, the popcorn is free!

The select board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. This is a department head meeting. All are welcome to attend.

“I Love to Read” month continues at Webster Elementary School. This week’s special events include Buddy Reading, Student Leaders Read Alouds and Book Hop. Have fun!