Town Crier for Aug. 5, 2018

Published: 8/4/2018 4:38:11 PM
ALLENSTOWNExercise at tai chi

Allenstown Boy Scout Troop 97 are hosting a Pancake Breakfast today from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall at 10 School St.

St. John the Baptist Religious Education classes will be held on Tuesday evenings this year with first- through sixth-grade starting at 4:45 p.m. and seventh- and eighth-grade start at 6 p.m. For more information, call Cathy Mazzaglia at 340-4195.

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

Bingo is held on Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

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

Klunk is played on Tuesday. Call Kelly at 485-4254 about the times this fun game is played.

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

ServiceLink Overview will be held on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. Amy Sporcic, Elder Services Long Term Care Project Manager, will discuss caregiver resources, Medicare, transportation, and housing. Come for coffee and have your questions ready for Amy.

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

Tai Chi with instructor Marcia Wyman is held on Friday at 9 a.m. Classes are $5 per class.

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

Heritage Day honoring Franco-Americans will be on Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. John Tousignant will give and presentation 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 is $2. Please contact Kelly to reserve your seat at 485-4254.

Old Home Day is right around the corner on Aug. 25. If you would like to place a float in the parade, call Jocelyn at 485-3352. To donate a raffle prize, call JoAnn at 369-2369. To have a craft table or information table, call Tom at 496-1421. If you would like to help out, which would be appreciated, please call Kris at 491-0660.



ANDOVERAnnual Old Time Fair

Andover Historical Society’s Annual Old Time Fair will be held today, 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 fleamarket 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 – 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 – will be featured at this year’s Andover Old Time Fair, today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.



BOSCAWENFamily fun ideas

Celebrate the finale of the Boscawen Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with A Rockin’ Sing-along Show, led by award-winning children’s musician, Steve Blunt. It will be held Monday at town hall (basement of Congregational Church) and begins at 6:30 p.m. Winners of the Summer Reading Programs Raffle Drawings and Awards will be chosen on Saturday at the library.

Stuck in Time Band takes the stage on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boscawen Summer Concerts series held on the grounds of the Town Municipal Offices at 116 N. Main St. The group, “Take A Little Trip Band,” completes the summer concerts series on 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.

Looking for family fun ideas? Stop by the Boscawen Public Library to ask about their free and discounted passes, available to library patrons, to N.H. State Parks, Squam Lakes Science Center, McAuliffe – Shepard Discovery Center and See Science Center.

Hours at the Town Municipal Offices have been modified. Starting Wednesday, the town clerk’s window will be closed on Wednesdays. Boscawen residents can continue to mail in their vehicle renewals to 116 N. Main St., Boscawen. If you have any questions, please call the office at 753-9188.



BOW‘Power of Flowers’

The Bow Garden will host David Nelson, freelance photographer and journalist from West Lebanon,as the featured speaker for their Sept. 10 members’ meeting. Nelson will present a powerpoint program entitled “The Power of Flowers … A Lifetime Collection,” representing his approximately five years of dedication photographing thousands of flowers, wildflowers and gardens. The program consists of more than 300 of what he considers to be his best photos and a true labor of love. The meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road in Bow and will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments and social time, followed by Nelson’s program at 6:30 p.m. Guests and prospective members are always welcome at Bow Garden Club meetings. For additional information about the Bow Garden Club, please visit or contact Club President Beverly Gamlin at

The Bow Rotary’s annual Summer Concert Series continues tonight with the Mink Hills Band at the Town Gazebo, beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until 8 p.m.


CANTERBURYShop fresh market

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 Sandwich Slam,” find all the fixings needed for tasty sandwiches and picnic! Music by Just Because. Credit cards can be used at Market Information Tent. Rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms).

Annual Center Yard Sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon by the gazebo in the Center. Small fee for Concord Monitor ad, contact Jessie Tichko for more information at

Canterbury Shaker Village’s “Learn to Tape a Shaker Chair” will be held today. On Tuesday 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 for all classes and special events.

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


CHICHESTERSummer program finale

On Monday, the Down Cellar Poets workshop for adult writers, facilitated by Jimmy Pappas. A Contemporary poetry study and writing workshop for area poets. If you would like more information, call Jimmy at 798-3410.

On Tuesday, the selectmen will meet at 6:30 p.m. at town hall. Selectmen encourage town citizens to participate and offer constructive comments on town events.

On Wednesday, the Summer Reading Program at the library will have its Grand Finale! The Fisher Cats mascot will start the evening festivities! There will be a showing of Schoolhouse Rock. It is rated PG and parents are welcome to stay with their child. There will be a scavenger hunt; pizza and lemonade will be provided and prizes will be awarded to those completing reading goals! Let Caroline know if you will attend by calling 798-5613.

Parks and Recreation committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at town hall.

On Tuesday, the Evening Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. Open to all area readers who are encouraged to join the discussion.

On Thursday, the Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at town hall. One of their goals is Open Space Conservation. Feel free to join the discussion.

Starting Aug. 15, there will be a yoga class at the library at 7 p.m. Sign up is required, as there is a small fee for the class. Stop by the library or call for details.

On Aug. 18 at Carpenter Park, the town of Chichester will hold Old Home Day with bean hole beans and lots of activities for kids and adults!

Bring out your dancing shoes for a Contra Dance with Dudley Laufman on Aug. 24 at the Grange. Find more details at the library.



DUNBARTONClerk’s office closed

Due to an unexpected staffing shortage, the Town Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday through Friday. At this time, the town clerk is trying to enlist the services of a qualified clerk in the state. If one is available, the hours of operation will be shown on the calendar of the town website. If no one is available, the office will close for the week. Residents are encouraged to plan their needs accordingly and come to the office before 7 p.m. Thursday or wait until Aug. 13. Residents are also encouraged to renew their registrations via snail mail or online. These will be processed upon the town clerk’s return Aug. 12. Apologies are offered for any inconvenience. Please check the town calendar website for current info on office hours at

Check out the new digital magazines! The library is happy to let you know that there are now 25 digital magazines in the NHDC collection that can be checked out without impacting how many eBooks or audios you can borrow at once! Read on a computer browser or within the Libby app on a mobile device. Take a peek at the selection at

Volunteers are needed for Old Home Day on Aug. 18. Fun starts at 10 a.m. Parade is at 10:30 a.m. Call John at 774-7162 if you want to join in and help.

This month, the Congregational Church Book Club will be reading The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Susan Johonnett will host in the Vestry. Meet Sept. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for the discussion. All are welcome.

Walking Book Discussions at the library on Aug 15 Wed. at noon. Walking Discussions are meant to be a fun, social outing, but at the same time people are getting the mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. Join in to share what you are reading. Wear your sneakers, bring water, bug spray and sunscreen! Start and end at the library.

Dunbarton resident and author Joyce Ray and Bow artist Susan Rock interpreted the theme, “Come Back, Come Back,” a celebration of New Hampshire’s Old Home Days, for an art exhibit at Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen. Their piece, mixed media watercolor, fiber art and poem, highlights our interactions with refugees who are building new lives in N.H. and creating a new sense of belonging. It was inspired by the farmers at Fresh Start Farms. Exhibit runs until Sept 2. Visit the

The DCC Vestry meeting room and kitchen on the lower level of the building can be rented for use with or without the kitchen. This facility is in the center and is handicap accessible. It has its own propane space heating unit. Three large tables and two smaller tables and approximately 38 chairs are available in the well-lit meeting space. The kitchen is equipped with a range w/oven, sink and dishwasher, and a refrigerator/freezer. A large counter space provides an excellent food service area. The space can be rented for use with or without the kitchen. For rental information and reservations, email

The police remind us if you receive an email demanding money, claiming to have used your computer passwords to install spying malware on your device, or a similar threat, please don’t respond. Instead, call 224-1232. They will assist you with filing a report with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).



EPSOMDemocrats to meet

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

On Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., the “Teddy Bear Picnic” will be held. Please note time change for this special story time! Bring your favorite teddy, blanket and sandwich and join us for stories, songs and a craft! Drinks and dessert will be provided. Donations of snacks and drinks greatly appreciated.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Epsom library will host Mr. Robert Azzi who will present his program, “Ask A Muslim Anything.” Born in N.H., he has lived in several Middle East cities and will talk about Islam and issues related to terrorism. He welcomes questions from the audience. He hopes that this program “will help reduce misunderstandings between people of different faiths.”

Wednesday’s movie matinee at 1:30 p.m. is Journey’s End. The film follows an American Army company in the front-line trenches of World War I in northern France with a German offensive imminently approaching.

On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the Summer Reading Program Finale Treasure Island will be presented by Hampstead Stage Company. Join us in a fun evening to celebrate all our youth readers. This wonderful theatre production is for all ages and includes audience participation. Refreshments will be served and signups are encouraged.

Mark your calendar for Epsom Old Home Days: “Up, Up and Away!” to take place Saturday and Sunday 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

Epsom Town Band will be playing Saturday at Old Home Day, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Planning and Land Use Board will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Epsom library are once again hosting their Lemonade and Cookie stand at Old Home Day! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at Webster Park! New this year, free books for children who stop by our booth! We are now taking orders for mums! Don’t forget to order your mums by Aug. 13. We will be taking orders at Old Home Day and at the library. Our prices are remaining the same – $8 for one and $35 for five, which is an amazing bargain, especially considering how big and beautiful they are each year!

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.

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 American Legion, 1044 Short Falls Road, Epsom.

Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge 36 is looking for pie donations for this years Old Home Day supper on Saturday at Webster Park. If you would like to donate, please call Vickie at 736-4707 or Jeanne at 736-9240. Double crust fruit pies (homemade or store bought) can be left at the small building by the Pavilion on Saturday. Thank you very much for all your help!

Happy birthday wishes to Sue Brodeur today!


FRANKLINNational Night Out

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!

Free Family Event, National Night Out, sponsored by the Drug Task Force and the Franklin Police Department at Bessie Rowell Community Center on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Food (thanks to Hannaford), a prize wheel, K-9 demo, a slip and slide (bring a bathing suit and towel) – and more. Call 934-2535 with questions.

Located at 21 Holy Cross Road, the Franklin Historical Society’s Museum will be open Saturdays, through Labor Day Weekend, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Labor Day Weekend, it will be open all three days. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the museum. If you are walking the rail trail, stop by as you pass the Society’s museum for some cool refreshment. Questions can be directed to Leigh Webb at 934-8222.

Concerts in the Park sponsored by the Franklin Opera House and Parks and Recreation, with a generous contribution from Watts Water Technologies, presents Just Because on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This acoustic trio plays an eclectic assortment of Americana cover tunes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy beautiful Odell Park. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Franklin Opera House (City Hall).

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.

“Libraries Rock” the summer reading program at the Franklin Public Library is Thursday at 9:30 now through Aug. 18. Special show this Wednesday will be by the Squam Lake Science Center. Stop by the library to pick up a schedule of other special events for children/families throughout the summer.

Franklin Parks and Rec offers Wicked Cool Science Camp from Aug. 20 to 24. Deadline to register is Aug. 13. The department offers many other opportunities, too numerous to list here. Stop by the office to inquire, also look for newsletters that are available at the center and Franklin Public Library.

Enjoy a delicious barbecue at the TRIP Center on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. If the weather cooperates, sit outside at our beautiful patio while lunch is being grilled. Call 934-4151 with questions. Shop and lunch in Concord on Aug. 13. Bus leaves the TRIP Center at 9 a.m. Cost is $2 per seat. Call 934-4151 to reserve a seat.

City council meets Monday at city hall.

Franklin Lions Club meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Soda Shoppe. Contact Linda Powers at 848-3373.



HENNIKER / WEARETeen cooking class

CCoH hosts cooking matters for local students from Henniker Community School participating in a six-week class focusing on healthy meal preparation, led by the N.H. Food Bank and hosted in the parish hall. If you would be able to be an adult helper/participant on a Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., any Tuesday through Aug. 26, please contact Karol Dermon at

Henniker’s Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest has been named as one of the Top 10 Summer Events by the Union Leader! Help them maintain this prestigious positioning as a summertime “must do” event by joining as a chili maker in either the Professional or Amateur divisions. This year’s rotary sponsored event is Aug. 19.

Two Henniker concerts this week: On Tuesday at 7 p.m., Rusted Chrome with country and rock classics and Thursday, as part of what is getting a reputation as one of the best venues for solo acts in N.H., from 4 to 7 p.m. will be Geoff Hirsch. Both free, both at Angela Robinson Bandstand.

HCS has a new music teacher, Taylor Carroll, who is hoping to grow the HCS band program, and the best way to do that is to get instruments into the hands of students. So, if you have an instrument at home that you or your children are no longer playing, the HCS is accepting donations of instruments that will be loaned out to students.



On Tuesday, Hampstead Stage Adventures will be at Fuller Public Library presenting Treasure Island at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

On Thursday, Fuller Public Library will be having a Reading Rocks Scavenger Hunt at 10 a.m. Then, at 6:30 p.m., join in for rockin’ good times with ’70s Rock and Roll Trivia with prices for the winners.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKDonate to fund for community member

Vietnam War: Diverse Perspectives Ken Burns film excerpt showing and facilitated discussion with N.H. Humanities speaker Dan Vallone will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Free and open to the public.

The “Thomas Johnson Fire Fund” has been set up at the Merrimack County Savings bank in Contoocook. You make a donation by dropping by the bank at 35 Kearsarge Ave., or at any of the eight Merrimack County Savings Bank locations. You also can mail a contribution to Merrimack County Savings Bank, Post Office Box 505, Contoocook, N.H., 03229.

Senior lunch is held Wednesdays at noon for a suggested donation of $4. Menu this week includes hot dog and roll, baked beans, cole slaw and watermelon.

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

Lots of great food and free music at the Contoocook Farmers Market, every Saturday behind the Train Depot by the Gazebo in Contoocook Village. SNAP/EBT is accepted still available. For more information, visit

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

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

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.



PEMBROKELend a helping hand at Old Home Day

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.



PITTSFIELDDonate box tops

Thank you to the Suncook Valley Rotary Club for another great Hot Air Balloon Rally. It takes a lot of planning and a lot of people involved to make this event happen – thank you!

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.

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; Andi Riel at 435-6346 or; Ted Mitchell at 435-6573 or; 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.

National Night Out, sponsored by the Pittsfield Police Department and Association, will be held on Tuesday 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 on Monday 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.

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 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

Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Monday at town hall from 6 to 6:30 p.m. We will be making corrections and registering new voters for the Deliberative Session of the Special Town Meeting.

The deliberative session of the Special Town Meeting will be held on Thursday at the Pittsfield Elementary School Gymnasium at 34 Bow St., at 7 p.m. This first session, to transact all business other than voting, shall consist of explanation, discussion, and debate of Article 1. (Cost items for Pittsfield town employees in the AFT-N.H. bargaining unit).

The South Pittsfield Friends Church will be open today with the Rev. Nancy Talbott as the speaker, on Aug. 12 with the Rev. Henry Frost as the speaker and on Aug. 26 with Pastor Harold Muzzey as the speaker. All services begin at 1 p.m. and all are welcome.

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

The TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Road. For more information or if you have questions, please call Pat at 435-5333 or Beth at 435-7397.

Happy birthday wishes to my brother-in-law, Andy Fries on Tuesday, to Tina Foote and Fred Hast on Wednesday, and to Sally Petalas on Thursday. I hope you all enjoy your special day!



SALISBURYOld Home Day fun

Salisbury Old Home Day Festivities this weekend. Starting with Friday at the Maplewood Ballfield on Route 4 next to the cemetery. Pet Parade starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by ice cream cones and fireworks at 9 p.m. On Saturday, begin day early with coffee and baked goods from the Friends of the Library and wander through the vendor booths. Explorers will have their food booth and Friends of the Library will be selling hot dogs – not to mention the church will have its Chicken Barbecue beginning at 11:30 a.m. Parade is at 10 a.m., and promises to be outstanding this year as we celebrate Salisbury’s 250th birthday. We have Bob’s Tommy and Friends Train rides for kids, horseshoe tournament, face painting, old fashioned kids games, pie eating contest, birthday cake contest, Clayton the Wood Carver will be carving a bear that will be raffled off, cemetery walk, and music by Kearsarge Community Band. At 3 p.m. at the Maplewood Ballfield, there will be kids kickball and the annual turnpike softball tournament. Back at Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m., dance with the Lazy Boy Rockers. There are flyers around town to give times of everything or go to for more information. Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget the Salisbury Farmers Market on Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall. 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 items 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.

On Monday, the planning board meeting is canceled. The next meeting will be Aug. 20.



WARNERHonor the children

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

MainStreet Warner Inc. hosts its BlueGrass and Folk Night live on Friday at the MainStreet Warner Stage downtown Warner from 6 to 10 p.m. This free, all-ages mini-festival brings together some of our areas hardest working performers in the genres to show off their stuff, featuring: Tom Pirozolli and Kit Creeger; Green Heron (Betsy Green & Scott Heron); Will Hatch and Company; Hometown Eulogy; and The DoBros.

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. Richard Potter (1783-1835) was the most famous American entertainer of the early 19th century. A ventriloquist and magician, he was always based in New England but performed nationwide, even making an extended tour of the entire country in the 1819-24 period. Remarkably, he was also a black man – the son of a black woman (who had been captured in Africa and sold in Boston as a slave) and a white American father.

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.

On Saturday, Jay Craven and N.H.’s Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher will be featured. Howard Frank Mosher participated in the 2012 Tory Hill Authors Series speaking about his decision to embark on a 100-city, cross-country tour of many of America’s best independent bookstores, a journey he chronicled in The Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey Home. Unfortunately, the Vermont author died on Jan. 29, 2017, and he is greatly missed. We are thrilled to be able to offer a New Hampshire Tribute to this wonderful storyteller.

Honor the Children Day at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on Saturday. The museum is celebrating children of the past, current and future with a special event to be held at the Museum from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Honor the Children Day is a day for children of all ages and cultures to come and have fun at the Museum. They can learn to make rattles, listen to a traditional storyteller, play games, enjoy a variety of crafts and hear a Native American Elder share with the children. Older children, under supervision, can learn how to throw a tomahawk, maybe even parents can try too. Later in the afternoon, the children can do the “Honor Dance,” using the very same rattles they have made themselves. It is a day to bring everyone together to have fun and enjoy being outdoors in the wonderful New Hampshire summer. Admission is free. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy the entire day! For more details call 456-2600 or email



WEBSTERJoin storytime

Come join the fun at Storytime at the Webster Free Public Library on Monday at 6:30 p.m.


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