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Town Crier for Sept. 9, 2018


Friday, September 07, 2018
ALLENSTOWN Hydrant flushing

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Pembroke Water Works Hydrant Flushing begins Monday and goes through Sept. 21 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The flushing may produce sediment and discoloration in the water. Call the office at 485-3362 with any questions.

N.H. Primary Election Day will be held on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St.

Allenstown Town Clerk and Tax Collector Office will open at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, due to the state primary election.

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

Bingo is played on Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m., join in the fun at the Suncook Senior Center.

ServiceLink Medicare presentation will be held on Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Christine Griffin will be presenting all things Medicare to keep you updated and informed.

Gentle Chair Yoga is held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and cost is $5.

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 and includes materials. For more, call 485-4254.

Cribbage Club is held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, 8 Whitten St.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER Finish your projects

Coffee and conversation are offered at the Andover Hub on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 11 a.m. All are welcome to stop in for a cup of coffee and to chat with others.

There are two yoga options beginning at the Andover Hub. Maris Wofsy will teach an ongoing class with an emphasis on core fitness, flexibility and reducing stress beginning on Friday, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. The fee is $11 per session; for information contact Maris at litehouse15@hotmail.com. On Thursday evenings, Kristen Nesbitt will teach a six-weeks gentle, all levels yoga series, 6 to 7:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 20; the series fee is $72. Registration is requested by contactingkristengnesbitt52@gmail.com.

The UFO (UnFinished Objects) Crafters meet weekly at the Andover Hub on Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Those with half-finished projects in their craft closet and a yen for socializing while finishing them up are welcome. If interested, email Donna Duclos at dcduclos@gmail.com to be kept posted on meeting times and any schedule changes.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BOSCAWEN Meatloaf dinner Saturday

State primary election polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Elections take place at the town hall at 14 High St., at the split of Routes 3 and 4 (basement of Congregational Church). More information on voting is available at townofboscawen.org/2018-state-primary-election. Town offices will be closed on election day as employees will be working the polls.

A video field trip of Boscawen will be presented at the Boscawen Public Library on Sept. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mike Rounds highlights Boscawen’s early proprietors, Penacook Indians, unidentified wild animals, and Indian legends including Much-I-Do, epidemics and maybe even some of your ancestry! The presentation is free and is a collaborative effort of the Boscawen Historical Society and the library.

Need to do some fall cleaning? Reserve a space at the upcoming Boscawen Congregational Church Flea Market that will be held on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. Call Laura at 496-5947 to secure your space. Cost is $20 if prepaid and $25 on the day of the event. Weather permitting, the flea market will be held in the Community Church Park and if raining, it will be held in the Town Hall (church basement).

A free community meal is offered on Saturday at the Sovereign Grace Fellowship Church beginning at 4 p.m. The church is located at 235 High St.

Take a break from cooking and head to the public Meatloaf Dinner on Saturday at the Boscawen Congregational Church, 14 High St. Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6 pm. Cost is $8 for teens and adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and children under 5 eat for free.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BOW The power of flowers

Come witness “The Power of Flowers” tomorrow evening at the Bow Garden Monday members’ meeting, open to all. David Nelson, freelance photographer and journalist from West Lebanon will be the featured speaker with “The Power of Flowers … A Lifetime Collection.” The meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, 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, visit bowgardenclub.org or contact Club President Beverly Gamlin at bevnherbs@gmail.com.

Bow Young at Heart Club will meet Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Bow Community Building. Members and guests should bring a bag lunch. Cold beverage and dessert will be provided. The speaker will be Channel 9’s own Kevin Skarupa, who will once again share the very interesting and wacky world of weather. A business meeting will follow. BYAH is open to all seniors 55 and over. Annual dues are $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents.

The Baker Heritage Room at the Baker Free Library will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment. Contact Gary Nylen at 603-496-5329.

The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold their monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. For more information, call Dan Day at 228-1154.

Fall Heritage Day will take place Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bow Bog Meeting House, 111 Bow Bog Road. There is still room for crafters and demonstrators. Space is free. Contact Faye Johnson at fjohnson915@myfairpoint.net or 228-8149.

The Bow/Dunbarton Republican Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road in Bow at 6:30 p.m. They welcome all registered and Independent voters to their meetings. Their next meeting will be Wednesday. For more information about the Republican Committee, contact Chairwoman Betsey Patten at 387-8376 or Vice-Chairwoman Janis Kuch at 565-0615.

Registration is open for Bow Community yoga classes. Gentle Yoga is Mondays at noon and Yoga Fitness is offered on Monday evenings at 5:45 and Thursday at 7 p.m. taught by Kristina Lucas. Contact Bow Parks & Recreation for details at 223-3920 or bownh.gov.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURY Corn roast next Sunday

Voting will take place on Tuesday at the elementary school gym from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. School will be in session so be aware of the school bus drop offs between 8 to 8:15 a.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m., when parking in the school lot may need to be delayed. The municipal building parking lot is also available for parking.

Humanities to Go at the Elkins Public Library event “Robert Rogers and the Rangers,” presented by George Morrison, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Canterbury United Congregational Church will hold the annual Charlie Gilman Corn Roast at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. Bring a dish (sandwiches, salads, dessert) to share. All welcome.

At the Church in the Woods, the First Annual Pie and Trail Day will be Sept. 29, with overnight camping Saturday and activities on Sunday, worship services at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. See kairosearth.org/upcoming-events for more details.

Canterbury Historical Society is inviting town residents to express ideas and suggestions for a Welcome Canterbury Neighbor program that would offer new town residents an opportunity to meet people and hear about organizations in town. Contact Bob Scarponi or any of the trustees.

Canterbury Elementary School annual PTO Hot Dog Supper and Open House is Sept. 20, with food served from 5 to 6 p.m., and classroom visits 6 to 7 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering has to be fingerprinted and wait until the background checks are completed before they can join in activities.

Elkins Public Library’s Young Reader’s Club will be Sept. 17 at 3:15 p.m., for grades four through six. TAG, Teen Advisory Group meets at 6 p.m. All parents who might have children coming to the library should pop in to receive pertinent information. Book Discussion Group will be Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., reading Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. Also, Hope Jordan Poetry Reading will be Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

Canterbury Community Farmers Market is Wednesday, at the side of Elkins Public Library in the center, usual time 4 to 6:30 p.m. Music by Paul Hubert. Credit cards can be used at market information tent. Rain or shine (with the exception of thunderstorms).

Fall yoga classes with Judy Egan and Nancy Jackson-Reno will begin Sept. 19, in the parish house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Classes run for 10 weeks and cost $95. To register, send check to Judy Egan at 53 Pickard Road. For questions, call Judy at 783-9065 or Nancy at 995-4338.

Canterbury 4-H news: All youth who will be 8 years old by January are welcome to join. Regular meetings are the first Monday of the month in the parish house. There is a Cloverbuds group for ages 5 to 8 years. Contact Laura Crockford at canterburyrascals4H@gmail.com.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTER Golf for youth

Looking for something interesting to do today? The Chichester Historical Society will present a program at 2 p.m. at the museum on Main Street on “What Your Historical Society Can Do For You.” Free and open to the public, with free parking across the street. Refreshments will be served and you can browse the exhibits at your leisure.

The Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield Libraries Memory Cafe will take place Monday at 2 p.m. at the Epsom Library. There will be a musical performance of harps and vocals. Local caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited. Refreshments will be served.

The Chichester Town Library Trustees will meet Monday at 4 p.m. at the library.

The Down Cellar Poets’ Workshop for adult writers will be held at 7 p.m. at the library Monday. This is a contemporary poetry study and writing workshop, facilitated by Jimmy Pappas. Call 798-3410 for information.

The Road Advisory Committee will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the town sheds.

Tuesday will be primary voting day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town hall. The town clerk and tax collectors office will be closed.

There is a new opportunity for conversation at the library. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., there will be “Coloring & Coffee.” You will have an opportunity to color (books and crayons provided) as well as have coffee, tea and doughnuts!

On Wednesday, the Evening Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the library to discuss the September book of the month, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Octobers book is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters.

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

Welcome back to the Pre-School Story Hour group on Thursday at the library. The time has changed to 11 a.m. with a new helper.

The Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the town hall on Wednesday.

The Chichester Youth Association will be holding its 17th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 22 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Registration fee of $100 per golfer includes green fees, cart and lunch. For more info, contact Ian Berkeley at 496-3056 or iberkeley@tds.net.

The Chichester Central School Board is looking to fill two to four vacancies on the Voluntary School Budget Advisory Group. The objective of the group is to review and analyze the upcoming school budget and to present their observation, suggestions and recommendations to the school board. To either apply or seek further information, contact Heather Chiavaras at 798-3482 or hchiavaras@sau53.org.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTON Book clubs ongoing

The Congregational Church Book Club will be reading The Sun Flower by Simon Wiesenthal. Meet Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for the discussion. All are welcome.

If you need to apply for an absentee ballot for Tuesday or Nov. 6, they are issued by the town clerk. Ballots are either handed directly to the voter or sent via mail. No one may obtain an absentee ballot on another person’s behalf. Absentee ballots are available to qualified voters until 5 p.m. Monday. The town clerk will hold hours from 3 to 5 p.m. on that day for issuing and receiving absentee ballots.

The Community Education with the Alzheimer’s Association will present “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” at the library, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Kids, Reading to Dogs will be back Thursday. Call the library at 774-3546, to schedule your 15 minutes to read.

Come to the Spireside Coffeehouse this Saturday for an open stage night. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the general public and 6:30 p.m. for performers to sign up. The Coffeehouse is held in the Congregational Church Vestry. Donation is $5 for the evening. Snacks will be available.

Copies of The Sellout by Paul Beatty are now available to read for the library’s next book discussion on Sept. 19 at noon. Bring your lunch.

Discovering New England Stone Walls will be presented by Kevin Gardner on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Gardner will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the way in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. This program is free and open to the public.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events will be taught by members of the Dunbarton Police Department for free. The curriculum provides fundamental knowledge, awareness and life saving techniques to survive an active shooter event in a variety of settings. The training will be held Oct. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dunbarton Elementary School library at 20 Robert Rogers Road. To RSVP, email Sergeant Christopher Remillard at chrisremillard@gsinet.net. To learn more about the CRASE program, please visit: avoiddenydefend.org.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM Movies at library

At the library, storytimes are Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.; toddler time on Wednesday 10 a.m.; and Lego Club is Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

The Epsom Fire Auxiliary will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library. If interested in joining us, call Terry at 848-7371.

Do you enjoy cribbage, bridge, or Mahjong? Some patrons have started a Mahjong group which meets at the library on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Experienced players or beginners are welcome. Other patrons would like to start groups for cribbage and/or bridge, times to be decided by interested parties. If you have any interest in any of these, please contact the library.

The select board will meet Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 940 Suncook Valley Highway. The cemetery committee will meet Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library and the Planning and Land Use Board will meet Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the town offices meeting room.

On Monday, soccer will be at Pembroke at 3:45 p.m. with girls playing first. On Tuesday, it will be at home against Nottingham at 3:45 p.m. with girls first.

Cross country races will be Wednesday at Epsom at 4 p.m. with boys first.

The adult movie matinee at the library Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. is 12 Strong. It follows the first U.S. Special Forces team sent into Afghanistan following 9/11. .

The teen movie will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. with Avengers: Infinity War. Pizza and drinks are included.

The Chichester, Epsom, and Pittsfield libraries will host a memory café at the Epsom Library on Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by musicians Ranee Washburn and Pam Stohrer. There will also be time for discussion and questions. Refreshments will be served.

On Monday at 7 p.m., we will host Stephen Hale, owner of Open World Explorers and his program, “Backyard Birds.” The presentation will feature common and likely resident and migrant visitors to any backyard in New England. He will give identification tips on some challenging birds that live among us. He will also provide tips on feeding birds to attract more diversity.

Happy birthday to Jean Fiske and Pat Dail, and Brandie Murray!

Happy Anniversary to Sean and Crystal Foster!

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

FRANKLIN New location for farmers market

Music on the hill at the Veterans Memorial Recreation Area will feature music from Almost Broken, Jimmy Howe, Nightrider and The Joe Truck Blues Band on Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Rain date Sept. 16. Great food will be available and Kettlehead Brewery will be there. Buy tickets for $25 at the gate.

Meridian Lodge, The Masons, offers made to order breakfasts this Sunday (and every other Sunday of the month) from 7 to 10 a.m. The proceeds are used to support the organization’s charitable giving. There is also an ongoing inside yard sale during breakfast hours.

Mark your calendar now for Sept. 24 for a candidate forum for City Council and school board elections. Doors open at 6 p.m. and forum begins at 6:30 p.m. Also candidates for election moderators, ward clerks and supervisor of the checklists.

Farmers market will meet now through the month of September at its new location, Congregational-Christian Church in West Franklin every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. This is the same group that had been meeting at Bessie Rowell Community Center throughout the summer.

Join Peabody Home for their first ever cruise night on Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. This is a family-friendly free event. Anyone can showcase their car during the event at no additional cost. Donations will be accepted for the Peabody Home Activities Fund. For more information contact Angela Mundy at 934-3718.

City council meets on Monday at 6 p.m. at city hall.

The K of C Councils of Belmont, Franklin and Tilton are sponsoring soccer for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 on Sept. 22 (rain date Sept. 29). Register that day at 9 a.m. with program starting at 9:30 at the Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive. Contact Tim at 934-6782 with any questions.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEARE Scouts recruitment

Welcome to the following new teachers at Center Woods Elementary: Alex Story, first-grade long-term sub; Kelsi Hunt, second grade teacher; Wren Morrocco, art teacher; Kelly Bourque, special education; Kate Rodgers, enrichment coordinator; Heather Connelly, third-grade; Ashley O’Keefe, school counselor; and Beth Mostue, library media specialist.

Come join Henniker Scouts for their recruitment/information night. It will be held at HCS on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Their pack is also welcoming girls. Feel free to email kellyumlah4@gmail.com.

The Henniker Scouts will be meeting Mondays at 6 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish. Check out hennikerpack76.org to learn more.

Sensitive Men will perform at the Henniker Community Market this Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

On Friday, the Weare Historical Society, together with the Friends of the Weare Library and the New Hampshire Humanities Council, will present “The Ballad Lives” by John Perrault at 7 p.m. at Weare Town Hall. The event is open to the public and free.

Congratulations to Jon Korbet who is taking over the Henniker Youth Basketball directorship from Kelly Martin. Basketball registration is open until Oct. 5. Go to hennikerathletics.com.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBOROUGH / DEERING Family movie night

There are only two weeks left for the Hillsborough Farmers Market in Butler Park on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Artist in Residence at Fuller Public Library continues through Sept. 29. Wee Treasures Handcrafted Mohair Bears by Diana Lind will be on display in the Gilbert Room. Visit every month to view local artist’s work. If you are interested in displaying your items here for a month, call 464-3595 for more information.

On Monday, Afternoon Purls will be at Fuller Public Library. Bring your knitting or crochet projects to work on Mondays at 1 p.m. Are you a beginner knitter and want to learn? We have needles and some yarn to help you get started! Can’t make it in the afternoon? Give us a call, we may start an evening knitting/crochet group, 464-3595.

Also Monday, the library’s Military Book Group will be discussing Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick at 2 p.m. in the Gilbert Room.

On Tuesday, GHSS will screen a movie at Smith Memorial Church. This month is The Iron Lady, an Academy Award-winning movie starring Meryl Streep. Movie is free. Starts at 2:15 p.m.

On Thursday, GHSS’s bus is heading out to Walmart in Concord and also a number of thrift shops. The plan is to stop for lunch. Departing from Shaws at 10 a.m. Cost $6. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 or 724-5272 to reserve a seat.

Looking for something fun to do? Come to Family Movie Night on Saturday to see the film Honey I Shrunk the Kids on the big screen downstairs at Smith Memorial Congregational Church. Admission is free and complimentary popcorn and a drink will be served. Movie begins promptly at 7 p.m.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOK Library still in temporary location

The road closure on Maple St. (Route 127) immediately east of Rowell Covered Bridge has begun.

The final Contoocook Summer Concert Series of the season will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Lewellen Bandstand with the Joran Tirrell-Wysocki Trio.

Due to the lightning strike on Aug. 3, the town library will be closed until further notice. However, you can still visit the library at its temporary quarters in the lower level of the Slusser Center. The library will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are maintaining a small circulating collection of books, movies, audiobooks and children’s materials. You can also check out discounted or free passes to museums. All online services continue to be available, as is InterLibrary Loan. Also area libraries have volunteered for residents to use their library while the library is closed. Please have your library card or proof of Hopkinton/Contoocook residency. The follow libraries have reached out; Concord, Henniker, Webster, Hillsboro, Dunbarton, Warner, New England College, and Weare. For assistance call 746-3663 or email info@hopkintontownlibrary.org.

Senior lunch is Wednesday at noon at the Slusser Senior Center. Suggested donation $4. Menu: stuffed peppers, roasted vegetable, asian salad, surprise desert

Be sure to stop by the Contoocook Farmers Market, Saturday in Contoocook Village from 9 a.m. to noon. Music this week by Don Bartenstein. SNAP/EBT is accepted

N.H. primary election is Tuesday. The polls are open at the Hopkinton High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fall babies hiking starts in a couple weeks. Parent and baby hike in the beautiful fall season. Register on line at hopkintonrec.com

The Hopkinton-Contoocook gardeners are having Liz Barbour present a cooking demonstration & tasting at St. Andrews Parish House in Hopkinton Village on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Fee is $5 for members, but you must register at hopcongar@gmail.com by Monday.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

PEMBROKE Concert series

Dean Harlem will perform Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field as part of the Pembroke Recreation Commission Summer Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a lawnchair or blanket.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELD Alumni association 50/50 raffle tickets

Absentee ballots for the state primary election are available at the town clerk’s office. For more information, visit the town of Pittsfield website, pittsfieldnh.gov.

Mark your calendars: Voting will be held on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town hall.

The second session of a special town meeting – the voting on Article 1 – will occur on Tuesday at the Pittsfield Town Hall Meeting Room at 85 Main St. from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. This second session will be the voting by official ballot at the polls. For more information, visit pittsfieldnh.gov.

Bone Builders Exercise Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Pittsfield Senior Center 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. The drawing will be held at the Alumni Association meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at PMHS, Room 126. Contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com for where to get tickets.

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, call Pat at 435-5333 or Beth at 435-7397.

PMHS Homecoming Weekend is Friday and Saturday. The festivities start on Friday night with the parade of classes at 5:30 p.m. A full schedule of events should be available on the school website. On Saturday, soccer games will be held at Drake Field.

The PES PTO will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the PES Library.

Pittsfield High School Class of 1984 is starting to plan for their 35th reunion. A planning meeting will be held Sept. 19 at 6:30pm at Laurie Deane Vien’s home. Please call Andi at 435-6346 or email at pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com for more.

The Pittsfield Beautification Committee will hold its annual mum sale fundraiser on Saturday at the Aranosian Garden, next to Jack’s Pizza on Catamount Road, from 8 a.m. to noon. We will be selling a variety of colors in 10-inch pots and 5-gallon pots. We will also be selling perennial plants for fall planting, baked goods and yard sale items.

Welcome to our new Police Chief Joseph Collins. We are happy to have you in Pittsfield!

The Community Development Committee has been working with N.H. First Impressions. They are looking for suggestions and input from the community. “What would you like to see in downtown Pittsfield’s future?” Please take a few minutes and think about this and send an email to cdc@pittsfieldnh.gov or drop a note off at the Town Hall, Attn: CDC.

The 12th annual PMHS Boys Basketball Program Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 16 at Loudon Country Club. Single golfer is $90 or team registration for four players is $360. For more information, contact Jay Darrah at 435-6701.

Peter James from the Abbott-Downing Historical Society will do a multimedia presentation on Abbot & Downing and their world famous Concord Coaches on Wednesday at the Pittsfield Historical Society, at 7 p.m. The program will feature photographs of Concord Coaches and some of the many other types of horse-drawn motorized vehicles in 100 years that the company was in business in Concord. A special feature will be photographs. and descriptions of the coaches still remaining in New Hampshire. The presentation will end with a question and answer session.

Pittsfield Listens is hiring for our first ever full-time youth organizer. Please see the job description at goo.gl/7JWoRy. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Molly Messenger at molly@pittsfieldlistens or call 312-6980. Visit pittsfieldlistens.org to learn more.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will hold a regular business meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

The Friends of the Library will meet on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the library.

The Trustees of the Library will meet on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the library.

The Parks & Recreation Committee will meet on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at the rec area.

Children’s programs at the Josiah Carpenter Library are transitioning to the school year schedule. A new weekly activity for children in third through sixth grades is the Creating Adventures Club will meet on Wednesday from 2 to 3:15 p.m.

Library Story Hour for preschoolers, families and caregivers will continue on Thursday at 10 a.m.; and Adventures Club for children in kindergarten through third grade will continue on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Younger children will be learning about stars and the solar system, and at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, we’ll have a star gazing session at the Tilton Hill Ball Field. There will be a couple of telescopes for people to try out along with stargazing guides and instruction.

Happy birthday wishes to Owen Chase A very special birthday wish to my sister, Lisa Grainger Fries!

Happy anniversary wishes to Crystal and Sean Foster, to Robin and Joe Davis and Carolyn and Paul Davis and Dave and Dawna Johannet!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY First flu clinic

Don’t forget to vote Tuesday. Polls open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Salisbury Town Hall, 645 Old Turnpike Road.

Town clerk and tax collector offices are closed Tuesday due to state primary.

First Flu Clinic will be held Thursday at the Salisbury Safety Building Complex, 273 Old Turnpike Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WARNER Volunteers needed

The Warner Fall Foliage Festival is quickly approaching and volunteers are needed to help. To volunteer, visit wfff.org or email the Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Lukaitis, at volunteerwfff@aol.comor call 456-6268.

Today, from 2 to 3 p.m. CRVNA will host Dying to Talk Cafe at Mainstreet Bookends. The topic is “What Matters Most?” There is no fee to attend. Registration is required. To register call 224-4093, ext. 5815 or visit crvna.org.

On Sept. 16 at 4 p.m., BookEnds BookGroup will discuss BeeKeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King.

Open mic is every Sunday from noon to 5 pm. at Schoodacs Coffee shop.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>It’s Barn Sale Season at the Warner Historical Society. Regular hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon and Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. Donations always welcome.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and The Nature Discovery Center will host its 25th Annual Harvest Moon and NatureFest Day of Family Fun on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Simonds Elementary School will host its open house on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and school picture day on Sept. 28.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com

WEBSTER Italian potluck

Don’t forget the state primary election on Tuesday. Polls are open in Webster from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at town hall. You can register to vote at the polls.

Webster Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at the select board’s office on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to consider an application from JMJ Resort Properties of Londonderry, regarding alteration of use by adding campsites at Cozy Pond Camping Resort, 541 Battle St.

Conservation commission will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town office.

The Cozy Pond Camping Resort will host the annual Webster DARE Association’s public pancake breakfast Sept. 16 from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the campground.

An Italian potluck dinner and dance will be held on Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Pillsbury Lake Clubhouse. The price of admission is a dish to serve six to eight people. The dinner is open to all Webster and Pillsbury Lake residents, providing you are over 21. For more information, contact Sandy Estep at deltaborn1@tds.net or 746-2762.

The library has a free portable mini projector to raffle off. It’s a Meyoung Home Projector HD video projector. Come in anytime during September to fill out a ticket.

September is library card sign-up month and Concord Public Library has issued a friendly challenge to neighboring towns and cities to see who can sign up the largest percentage of new patrons by the end of the month.

SARAH CHALSMA

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