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Town Crier for July 29, 2018

Published: 7/27/2018 3:13:02 PM
ALLENSTOWN Pancake breakfast

Allenstown Boy Scout Troop 97 will be hosting a pancake breakfast Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall at 10 School St.

The Allenstown Historical Society will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park off Route 28 onto Lavoie Drive.

Bone Builders is held on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, 8 Whitten St.

Bingo is a fun game with a lively group played on Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Gentle Chair Yoga is held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes are $5 per class.

Pastel Drawing Class is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes are $45 for a six-week session includes materials. Call Kelly for more information at 485-4254.

Cribbage Club is held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

Tai Chi is held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes are $5 per class.

Get ready for Family Bingo Night Fundraiser on Aug. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St. There will be prizes for the Bingo games and there will be hot dogs, chips and popcorn available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. For more information, call 485-3113.




ANDOVER Old Time festivities

The Andover Historical Society’s Annual Old Time Fair will be held Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Potter Place Railroad Station in West Andover, just off Route 11 near the junction with Route 4. The fair includes a flea market beginning at 9 a.m.; live music; demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills; an auction beginning at noon; children’s games; food and drinks; crafts, plants, cakes, and pies for sale; and a special magic show.

Two live presentations will be featured at the upcoming fair – one by a nationally-recognized “recreator” of the magic of early-19th century performer Richard Potter, and one by the Andover author of a 2018 biography of Potter called “America’s First Black Celebrity” – on the grounds of Potter’s old estate in the village of Potter Place, which takes its name from the magician. Potter’s “recreator,” magician Robert Olson, will perform twice – at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Author Hodgson will speak at 1:30 p.m. about Potter’s life, with emphasis on his years in Andover from 1815 until his death. All are open to the public at no charge.

The Andover Historical Society’s 2019 fundraising calendar, this year featuring early photographs of Andover by local photographer Frank Poblenz, is available for sale at the Historical Society’s Emons Store in Potter Place, both Andover libraries, New Horizons Hair Salon in Andover and the Morgan Hill Book Store in New London. Calendars are $10.




BARNSTEAD ‘Paint Saturday’

On Saturday at the Barnstead Farmers Market, “Paint Saturday” will be featured with Joan Balcom! To sign up, call Lori at 269-2329.

Please join us this Saturday evening from 6 to 8 on the Barnstead Parade Grounds to listen to the Americana music sound of the North River Band! Bring your favorite chair and snack!




BOSCAWEN Rockin’ sing-along

Enjoy the music of Stolen Thunder on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Boscawen Summer Concerts series held on the grounds of the Town Municipal Offices at 116 N. Main St. Stolen Thunder is an entertaining three-piece band playing 80 years of classic rock and pop tunes. Stuck in Time Band takes the stage on Aug. 9 and Take A Little Trip Band completes the summer concerts series Aug. 16. The shows are free, open to the public and refreshments are available for purchase. The concerts are sponsored by Boscawen Parks and Recreation and Infinite Family Health.

A Rockin’ Sing-along Show, led by award-winning children’s musician Steve Blunt, is the finale of the Boscawen Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. It will be held at town hall (basement of Congregational Church) on Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. It’s time for reading participants to stop by the library to collect your prizes and fill out your raffle tickets before the drawing and awards Aug. 11.

A Senior Health Clinic will be held at Boscawen Green, 135 N. Main St., on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Services offered include foot care, blood pressure screening, medication guidance and nutritional education. To schedule an appointment, please call the Concord Visiting Nurses Association at 224-4093, ext. 5815.

Writers of all levels are invited to the Writer’s Workshop held at the Boscawen Public Library on Monday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Members are eager to hear your stories and share their own.

Mark your calendars for Boscawen Old Home Week that offers fun events for all ages from Aug. 19 to 26. Activities at Twiggs Gallery are offered on the 19, 22, 23 and 24. An Artist reception is hosted by the Congregational Church on Monday, an Elektrisola Evening with the Avaloch Farm Music Group at the Winthrop Carter House on Tuesday, and Golf Day at Den Brae on Thursday. The Old Home Day Celebration on Saturday includes a parade, games, entertainment and food at Jamie Welch Park, Chicken Barbecue at town hall and fireworks at dusk.




BOW Feeling creative?

The Bow Garden Club, in cooperation with the Baker Free Library, is sponsoring an exhibit featuring creative floral designs paired with books called “Books In Bloom” on Friday and Saturday and they invite both experienced and novice floral arrangers to join them in entering designs for this exhibit. Each participant will pre-select a book from either their or the library’s shelves and will then create a casual floral arrangement interpreting the book in same way. Floral arrangers can draw their inspiration from some facet of the book they have chosen – the title, a character, the book jacket’s color and/or design, etc. All floral arrangements need to consist of either fresh or dried plant material – no silk or plastic, please. Participants should also feel free to to add other decorative items or embellishments if they wish. Each book and its accompanying floral arrangement will be displayed on small tables scattered throughout the library throughout the two-day exhibit. The exhibit will open on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. for adults only with light refreshments and soft beverages available until 7 p.m. The floral exhibit will close at 8 p.m. It will re-open on Saturday and will remain open during the library’s regular Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families with children are encouraged to visit the library on Saturday to view the floral displays and to participate in special children’s activities, for example, making tissue paper flowers and butterflies and creating watercolor flowers using paper plates. This event is open to the public and it is free. If you are feeling a little creative and would like to add your own book and floral arrangement to the display or would like more information, please contact Joyce Kimball at joyceakimball@comcast.net.

The Bow Rotary’s annual Summer Concert Series continues tonight with the Uncle Steve Band at the town gazebo, beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until 8. All performances will be at the gazebo on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.



CANTERBURY Fresh market picks

Canterbury Community Farmers Market will be open Wednesday, at the side of Elkins Public Library in the Center, during usual time from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This week, the “Super market,” the biggest of the season, kicking off N.H. Eats Local month, and music by Canterbury’s own Mark Hopkins. Credit cards can be used at Market Information Tent. Rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms).

Elkins Public Library’s regular children’s programs continue throughout August. Adult programs will resume in September.

Canterbury Shaker Village’s Shaker Oval Box No. 3 workshop will be Saturday, which is also “Free Day,” complimentary entry for local residents. On Aug. 5, “Learn to Tape a Shaker Chair” and Aug. 7 at 6 p.m., “Seasoned with Grace,” an interactive cooking demonstration led by Liz Barbour, featuring recipes from Eldress Bertha Lindsay’s cookbook. Check out their website shakers.org for all upcoming classes and special events.

Canterbury 4-H regular meetings are over until September, but there are summer activities nonetheless. Contact Laura Crockford at canterburyrascals4H@gmail.com for information. Fall meetings for the 4-H members will resume Sept. 4.



CHICHESTER ‘Treasure Island’ on stage

On Monday, the Chichester Photo Group will meet at the library at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is open to all local photographers interested in discussing and learning about their craft and planning group events. Facilitated by Gail Laker-Phelps.

On Wednesday, there will be a special event sponsored by the library for the Summer Reading Program. The Hampstead Stage Company will present the classic Treasure Island. It is for kids and adults and it is free and open to all. It will be held at the Grange Hall, 54 Main St. at 3 p.m. It will be followed by a “Have It Your Way” ice cream social. Please call the library at 798-5613 to sign up – they want to have plenty of ice cream and treats ready! The Hampstead Stage Co. is a traveling theater group from Barnstead. The play is recommended for kids ages 5 and up and adults.

Planning board will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.

On Saturday, the library will have its monthly “Down Under Used Book Sale.” This month, the themes will be pets, animals and stories of people’s lives. In addition, the vintage and collectible books will be half-price! There will be National Geographic magazines, some dating back to 1918, selling for $5 a dozen. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CD’s, puzzles and games are also available for low prices.

Sign up now for a space at the library farmers market, to be held Sept. 8. No fee for vendors, who must provide their own table and pop-up shelter, if desired. The space per vendor is 10-feet by 10-feet. Call 798-5613 or email clibrary@comcast.net to reserve a spot.

There will be changes the grading system for the upcoming school year. CCS will hold student and parent information nights at the beginning of the school year.




DUNBARTON Fun with balloons

Kids Lego Party at the library will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. Come free build.

Summer Reading to Dogs Sessions will be held on Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. Please call the library to schedule your session. Thank you! Reading to Dogs is a reading program designed to improve children’s reading skills. Read aloud to a registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205. You must register to participate! Kids in grades one through four who register will have a 15-minute session with a dog of their choice. Bring your own book or pick out one of ours to read.

Book discussion on Thursday at the Dunbarton Congregational Church’s Book Club. Join in the talk about The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle. Meet in the 1800’s Vestry at 7 p.m. to 8:30. Eleanor and Phil Kimball are hosting. All are welcome! Call 228-9298 with questions.

Dan’s Awesome Balloons will be presented Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. Dan the Awesome Balloon Man will be there to wow you with his magical twists and ties. No magic, just balloons! This will be the finale of the library’s Summer Reading Program. If you have any questions, or want a few more details, call 774-3546.

Dunbarton Inspiration Group meets Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested in talking about the art or craft they are working on, will be working on, or wish they will be working on is welcome!

Members of the Dunbarton Police will be at the Goffstown Police Department’s annual National Night Out event Aug. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Goffstown High School. NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our community safer. Please join in for a fun family night! Enjoy the live music, food, bounce houses, games and so much more. They plan on having a movie under the stars starting at dusk.

Please note, the Spireside Coffeehouse will be on Old Home Day on Aug 18. More information to come.




EPSOMExercise for teens

On Friday, the Epsom Town Band will perform at Webster Park at 7 p.m. The band will perform a variety of music including Broadway selections, marches, light classical, patriotic, and “pop” tunes under the leadership of Jim Lukeman. The bank is celebrating it’s 127th year! For more information, call Penny Graham at 736-9044.

Family Movie Night on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. will feature Sherlock Gnomes, rated PG. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Teen Exercise Program will be Monday at 6 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Wraps, chips, and drinks for supper after the workout. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call Vickie at 736-9920.

Movie Matinee at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday will be Game Night. A married couple’s weekly game night goes to the next level when the husband’s brother books a murder mystery party complete with actors, criminals, and cops. The gamers soon learn that things are not as they appear to be, and they themselves are in for a night of utter excitement that they never anticipated.

Storytimes at the library are Mondays 10 a.m., Tuesdays 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, 3:30 p.m.

Toddler time takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children and the caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement activities and simple crafts. July themes include dinosaurs, summer weather, and ocean animals.

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

Mark your calendar for Epsom Old Home Days: “Up, Up and Away!” to take place Aug. 11 and 12 at Webster Park! Enjoy bean hole beans, vendors, antique and classic cars, fireworks, four-mile road race and a two-mile walk. For more information, contact EpsomOldHomeDay@yahoo.com.

A Democrats and Independents Candidate Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10. All Democratic candidates for every office from Epsom/Pittsfield will speak at the

Select board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at town offices.



FRANKLINA garden party

The Franklin Farmers Market is open at Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive, on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., now through Aug. 28. Enjoy local grown produce plus local meat and eggs, homemade bread and sweets, maple syrup and more. Free children activities, healthy recipe samples, SNAP via EBT card as well as credit/debit purchases! You can double your SNAP dollars each week!

“Libraries Rock,” the summer reading program at the Franklin Public Library, is Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., now through Aug. 18. A special show by Wildlife Encounters takes place this Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Stop by the library to pick up a schedule of other special events for children/families throughout the summer.

Choose Franklin meets Thursday at 8 a.m. at Franklin Public Library. What are 1 Million Cups and TEDx events and how can they benefit the greater Franklin community? Oscar Gala Grano will explain what they are and how they can benefit us. This vibrant group meets the first Thursday of each month.

A blood drive will be held Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Franklin Savings Bank, Community Learning Center, 61 Laconia Road, in Tilton. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

Come to the TRIP Center this Thursday for a delicious lunch followed by watermelon for dessert. Bring a favorite watermelon recipe to share. Sign up at the TRIP Center or call 934-4151.

A free hearing clinic will be at the TRIP Center on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 934-4151.

The Junior Youth Group of Franklin meets Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Call Karen at 770-1851 with any questions.

Caregivers – a six-week class to help you take care of yourself while caring for someone else. Reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate needs to family members and healthcare/service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations to name a few of the tools that will be offered. Course, offered at the TRIP Center, begins Sept. 2 and runs for six weeks, two hours per class. Call 934-4151.

The 3 Rivers Republican Committee hosts Bob Burns and Brian Belanger, candidates for the Second Congressional District, Nicole J. Schultz-Price and Paul Halvorsen, candidates for Merrimack County Attorney, to share their vision for N.H. and Merrimack County. This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates ahead of the primary elections on Sept. 11. The event will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Pizza Chef, 418 N. Main St.

Madagascar, a musical production by the Franklin Area Children’s Camp, will be presented Aug. 17 to 18 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House. Don’t miss the incredible talent of these youngsters. Visit franklinoperahouse.org to order tickets online or call 934-1901.

Zoning board meets Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Peabody Home is hosting its Annual Garden Party on Aug. 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Open to the public, enjoy the gardens, food, drink and live music performed by the local band Canyon Run featuring Ally Vachon, one of the nurses at the Peabody Home. Call 934-3718 for questions and bring a friend.




HENNIKER / WEAREMusic for your ears

Music ... music ... music in Henniker. On Tuesday, Club Soda the popular Big Band, is performing at 7 p.m. and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., Joel Begis, popular N.H. musician, is at the farmers market. Then Friday through Sunday, music will be a part of all three days for Henniker’s 250th Birthday Celebration.

And speaking of music – on Friday, two new one-act musicals by William Ogmundson will have their world premieres at John Stark Regional High School at 7 p.m. Admission by donation and very family-friendly shows.

Reminder that Weare American Legion Post 65 in Weare Center is serving breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sundays through Nov. 4, with all proceeds supporting local veterans, youth and community activities.




Tuesday is the day of the monthly trip to the Heights in Concord. GHSS will be stopping at Walmart and Market Basket. Lunch options will be decided while enroute. Leaving Shaw’s at 10 a.m. Cost is $6. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 or 724-5272.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., learn how to play the harmonica! All ages are welcome to attend the workshop at Fuller Public Library. Everyone who signs up will receive their own harmonica to keep. Call 464-3595; space is limited.

On Thursday at 10 a.m., beat the heat and come to the Fuller Public Library to watch the Disney movie Coco. Popcorn will be served!

Also Thursday, Fuller Public Library is pleased to present the program “Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Family Odyssey,” with author Marina Kirsch at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, if you would like to read Marina’s book before the program, stop in for a copy. This program is made possible by a New Hampshire Humanities grant and is free and open to the public. New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. They connect people with ideas, learn more at nhhumanities.org.

New vendors with new products continue to pop up at the Hillsborough Farmers Market held every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.




Hopkinton Democrats meeting will be held Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Steve Marchand. Will be held at Hopkinton Town Library Community Room.

Sketching in Hopkinton Village with Byron Carr has been rescheduled to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The session will begin with a quick demo by Byron, after which he will provide “over the shoulder” suggestions to participants as they sketch. Pencils and drawing paper provided, or bring your own art supplies. Free and open to the public. This program is part of Hopkinton Historical Society’s summer exhibit, “Summer Residents Come to Hopkinton,” on display until Sept. 1. For more information, visit HopkintonHistory.org or call 746-3825.

Lots of great food and free music at the Contoocook Farmers Market, every Saturday behind the Train Depot by the Gazebo in Contoocook Village. Music this week by Mike Bilodeau. SNAP/EBT is accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

Join us for Adult Pickup Tennis on Monday nights in August. Bring a racket and have some fun!

Back to school sales have started. That means Hopkinton’s Back to School Program is also starting. Please contact Marilyn at Hopkinton Human Services if you are interested in shopping for an individual student or would like to purchase generic school supplies or would rather make a monetary donation toward this worthy project. Call 746-8244 or email humanservices@hopkinton-nh.gov.

If you have not yet registered to vote, please register. It’s easy. If you’re a college student, please don’t forget to register because N.H. needs our young voters to participate. Add registering to vote (and, if applicable, requesting absentee ballots) to your pre-college to-do list. Your vote matters. Elections matter. You can register in person at the town clerk’s office in Contoocook at least 10 days before an election. You can register on election day at the polling location. You can also register with the town’s supervisors of the checklist at their required meeting held on an evening one to two weeks before the election (ask the town clerk for this date). Please bring picture ID, proof of age and proof of residency in Hopkinton. The clerk’s office is happy to answer your questions. Clerk’s office is at 846 Main St., Contoocook, N.H. 03229. They are open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 746-3180.




PEMBROKEConcerts continue

Pembroke Recreation concert series at Memorial Field from 6 to 8 p.m. will feature Walker Smith on Saturday. If you are looking for a smooth vibe filled with hearty songs by one of the very best voices in the Granite State, come see Walker Smith. Sponsored by Jungle Jim’s Tree Service and Complete Auto Repair. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. This is a free event.

Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day will be Aug. 25. If you would like to place a float in the parade, call Jocelyn at 485-3352. To donate a raffle prize, call Jo-Ann at 369-2369. To have a craft table or information table, call Tom at 496-1421. As always, a few more helping hands are always appreciated – call Kris at 491-0660.

Suncook Senior Center, presents “Heritage Day” honoring Franco-Americans on Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. The presentation is offered by Mr. John Tousignant, of The Franco-American Center in Manchester. Come learn the culture, music and food of the people. Lunch will be served immediately following. A special meal will be offered that reflects the theme of the day. Suggested lunch donation of $2; please contact Kelly to reserve your seat at 485-4254.




PITTSFIELDFun is in the air at Annual Balloon Rally

Are you a crafter? Pittsfield Youth Workshop is accepting Craft Fair Registrations for the 37th Annual Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally. For more information, please contact Zach at 435-8272 or info@pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org.

Mark your calendars for the Suncook Valley Rotary Club Hot Air Balloon Rally from Friday through Sunday. Visit suncookvalleyrotary.org for a full schedule and information.

The First Annual Cornhole Tournament will be held during the Suncook Valley Rotary Balloon Rally on Saturday at Drake Field! All proceeds to benefit PES PTO. Entry fee is $25 per team or $15 per person if registered before Wednesday. After Wednesday, cost is $30 per team or $20 per person. Limited number of spots available, so register today. Email pto@pittsfieldschools.org for a registration form.

“Anything That Floats” River Raft Regatta is returning as an event at the Suncook Valley Rotary Club Hot Air Balloon Rally on Saturday at noon at the Drake Field Boat Launch. All participants must be 13 years of age and must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation devices at all times during the race. The vessels must be homemade from items you could find around your house. Registration is required. Please visit suncookvalleyrotary.org to register your vessel.

Bone Builders Exercise Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Pittsfield Senior Center This is a free one hour weight training program that is designed to help increase your muscle strength, bone density and balance. Bone Builders Exercise Program relies upon weight bearing exercise to protect against fractures. Bone Builder’s Class is held on the first floor of the Pittsfield Community Center. Beginners and advanced participants welcome and weights are provided. Please call the Senior Center at 435-8482 for more information.

Registration for the Suncook Valley Soccer Club is now open for the fall season. Visit suncookvalleysoccerclub.com or their Facebook page to sign up. Registration ends Wednesday.

The Frank H. Donovan 5K at the Pittsfield Balloon Rally will be held on Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. Walkers and families welcome. Registration cost is $20 (paper or online) and $10 for children 12 and under. Register online at lightboxreg.com or paper registrations are available in the Suncook Valley Sun or Balloon Rally program. Race day registration cost is $25 (cash only) at the gazebo at Drake Field ($10 for 12 and under). A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the top overall male and female. For questions, contact Keith and Libby Kun at frank5run@gmail.com or 505-1636.

The Pittsfield Alumni Association Committee is holding a 50/50 raffle. The winner of the raffle will receive half of the total money collected. Tickets are: $1 each or six for $5. Locations where tickets can be purchased include: Pittsfield Youth Workshop, Town Hall (Clerk’s Office) or you can purchase tickets from Tobi Chassie by calling 435-6701, ext. 4, or emailing tchassie@pittsifieldnhschools.org; Andi Riel at 435-6346 or pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com; Ted Mitchell at 435-6573 or chipper@myfairpoint.net; Carole Richardson at 435-8351; or Nancy Carr at 435-8220. The drawing will be held at the Alumni Association meeting on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at PMHS, Room 126. Your support of the association is greatly appreciated.

The Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” participants have been busy making drums, guitars, rhythm instruments and noise makers and will perform a concert Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Dustin Park (rain location is PMHS Lecture Hall).

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Workshop, 5 Park St.

National Night Out – sponsored by the Pittsfield Police Department and Association will be held Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Drake Field. The purpose of National Night Out is to build strong partnerships between the first responders and our community. Come and meet the new members of our department. There will be free hot dogs and pizza. See lots of emergency vehicles on display.

The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 will meet Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Post home, 3 Loudon Road. Any and all veterans are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting. We need new members to keep this Post active. For more information, contact Merrill Vaughan at 340-1375.

The Pittsfield Circle of Home and Family group will be selling raffle tickets for their now “famous” quilt (and lots of other fabulous items). Tickets are available from any CHF member or at the Balloon Rally at the CHF booth in the crafter area. For more information, please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346.

PES PTO is trying to be creative in ways to help the school district raise funds. One way that everyone can help without spending extra money is to save box tops. box tops are found on hundreds of products and the school gets 10 cents for each one returned! Even if you don’t have youth in the school system, you can help by clipping the box tops. The full list of box top products can be found at boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products. The box tops can be dropped off at Danis Supermarket, Pittsfield Town Hall, Forest B. Argue Recreation Area (Town Pool), Pittsfield Fire Station, Joy Church, Epping Well and Pump, Mike’s Meat Shoppe, Globe Manufacturing, and Pittsfield Elementary School. Please reach out to PES PTO with any questions you may have at pto@pittsfieldnhschools.org.

The South Pittsfield Friends Church will be open Aug. 5 with the Rev. Nancy Talbott as the speaker. Services begin at 1 p.m. and all are welcome.

Happy birthday wishes to Erich Engelmann on Monday, to Allison Buttafuoco and Val Guy on Wednesday, to Dianne Vaughan and Mary Thorpe on Thursday. I hope you all have a great day.




SALISBURYPractice math problems

It is midsummer already. All Salisbury Elementary School children are reminded to work on your Summer Reading and Math Challenge. Read books of any length or type, and read what you want. Read to yourself, read to younger siblings, read to your cat or dog, or read to your stuffed animals. Just read and have fun. Same for the math activities. Fill out your Summer Reading and Math Challenge form, return to school next year, and take part in a special celebration.

Salisbury Free Library’s Summer Reading Program is rolling out some amazing story times! Join us here at the library for special story time and activity every Monday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 3 p.m.!

August’s Summer Reading Program events: On Thursdays at 3 p.m., Marching Band; Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m., Ranger Karen Hoey and Wild Noise; Aug. 9 at 3 p.m., Julie Sage in Science Extravaganza; Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Karaoke Finale and End of the Year Celebration with raffle drawing!

Salisbury Farmers Market is in full swing with a large variety of vegetables. We now have Windswept Farm from Andover with a wide range of vegetables such as mushrooms, new red potatoes and many more. Our second vegetable grower is from Two Pines Farm in Salisbury. He also has a large variety of vegetables such as lettuce, herbs and homemade pesto as well as homemade breads and rolls. The blueberries and raspberries have been plentiful. Now is the time to get cukes, summer squash and zucchini, as well as eggs and homemade pastries, jams and jellies, honey and maple syrup. Other item for sale include antiques and rip cord items as well as woven, bead jewelry, handmade sewn items. The soup bowl holders are great for the microwave.

The hours of operation are 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday afternoon (except holidays) at the Town Hall on Route 4. This year we have extended our service into October. Our last day will be Oct. 15.

The Sestercentennial (250 years) committee will have a table with memorabilia for sale to help celebrate the Salisbury Sestercentennial. They will be selling license plates, calendars, medallions, T-shirts, hats, aprons, tote bags, kitchen towels. Please come and visit us, as we looking forward to seeing our neighbors. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Binette at 648-2156.

Remember Old Home Day is Aug. 10 and 11. More info in next week’s column. But, if you like Chicken Barbecue, make sure you stop by the Salisbury Town Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 for the best barbecue, put on by our own Salisbury Community Church. Menu includes half-chicken, rolls, potato salad, homemade baked beans, tossed salad, corn on the cob, pickles, cranberry sauce, spiced tea, lemonade, coffee and homemade pies. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and under. For half-chicken only, cost is $7. Take-out available.

Selectmen meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., upstairs in Academy Hall.

Cemetery trustees meet Thursday at 4 p.m., upstairs in Academy Hall.




WARNERPrincipal meet, greet

Come and meet our new Simonds Elementary School principal, Dr. Timothy Stokes on Aug. 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. on the terrace in the Jim Mitchell Community Park. Co-sponsored with Simonds PTO, light refreshments. All welcome.

At MainStreet BookEnds on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m., meet author and historian John A. Hodgson of Richard Potter; America’s First Black Celebrity, to tell the remarkable story of this unknown piece of our N.H. history.

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

On Aug. 24 from 7 to 8 p.m., an N.H. State Police K-9 Demonstration will be held. The K-9 Unit has been part of the state police since 1963. The teams, comprised of a specially-trained trooper and dog, are geographically assigned to all troops within the state. Are you curious about how these teams communicate with one another? Join us as a N.H. state police officer shares how these relationships are formed, the various training techniques, use and operation of K-9 units throughout the state. This presentation will include live demonstrations working with a dog. Admission by donation. The presentation will take place at New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 1 Depot St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Programs begin at 7.

The Tory Hill Author Series, four summer evenings with nationally-known authors, presented by the Warner Historical Society, returns this year at Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. Events begin at 7 p.m.; tickets $10 each or four for $32.

Be on the look-out for our new mannequin. Gertie has been retired and we will have a new personality representing the barn sale on the front lawn! The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale. Regular hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.




WEBSTERSenior lunch to be held

It is midsummer already and all Webster Elementary School children are reminded to work on your Summer Reading and Math Challenge. Read books of any length or type, and read what you want. Read to yourself, read to younger siblings, read to your cat or dog, or read to your stuffed animals. Just read and have fun. Same for the math activities. Fill out your Summer Reading and Math Challenge form, return to school next year, and take part in a special celebration.

Webster Free Public Library Summer Reading Program Storytime is Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Select board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the town offices.

The Salisbury Congregational Church Senior Luncheon, held on the first Thursday of each month, will be this Thursday. Ages 60 and up cost $2; under 60 cost $6. Blood pressure check from 11:15 a.m. to noon, with games after lunch. For more info or to register for the first time, contact Sandy Miller at 934-3198 or Paul King at 746-4953.



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