Town Crier columns for Dec. 23, 2018

Published: 12/23/2018 3:49:07 PM
ALLENSTOWNOffices close for holiday

■The Allenstown Town Offices will be closed starting at noon on Monday until Wednesday.

■The Allenstown Town Offices will reopen on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. for regular office hours.

■Allenstown is having a recycling contamination problem. It is time to re-educate ourselves on what is and isn’t recyclable. We are getting trash in the recycling bins, so much trash and other materials that 50 percent of our recycling isn’t recycling at all. To help find out what is or isn’t trash you can go to Allenstownnh.gov, they have a video and other links on the page to read.

■Pine Haven Boys Center a small special education school is looking for a middle grade teacher in a small classroom of six students. Full-time position with benefits. For more information, call 485-7141 or email PHBC@comcast.net.

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

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

■The Suncook Senior Center will be closed on Tuesday for Christmas Day. Merry Christmas, everyone.

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

■Tai Chi moving Meditation is held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The class is $5, and good for balance flexibility and strength, instructor is Marcia Wyman. For more information, call 485-4254.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVERChristmas Eve service

■There will be a Christmas Eve service on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Andover Community Church, corner of Chase Hill Road and Route 11 in East Andover. All are welcome at this candlelight service filled with Christmas carols and worship. For information or questions, contact the church office at 735-5160.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BOSCAWENBird feeder workshop

■A kid’s craft workshop will be held at the Boscawen Public Library on Thursday at 2 p.m. They will be making bird feeders from pine cones and using peanut butter. Be sure to sign your kids up for this popular activity by calling the library at 753-8576 or stopping in at 116 N. Main St. This workshop is open to non-patrons, too.

■The library has shortened hours over the holiday. They will open on Christmas Eve from 12 to 4 p.m., only, and closed on Christmas Day. They will be open on Wednesday, from 2 to 6 p.m. On New Year’s Eve, the library will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. and closed on New Year’s Day. Regular hours resume Jan. 2.

■On Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Concord VNA will be holding their Monthly Senior Health Clinic at Boscawen Green, 157 N. Main St. All services, are provided for a suggested donation of $10 however they will be provided regardless of a person’s ability to pay. Call the VNA at 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815 to schedule an appointment.

■Celebrate the New Year at the High Street Coffee House, featuring Decatur Creek, a local acoustical group who will be playing on Jan. 4. The Coffee House is held on the first Friday of each month at the Town Hall, in the basement of the Boscawen Congregational Church at 12 High Street. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the featured performer takes the stage from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and wraps up the evening about 9:30 p.m. In between, there is an open mic opportunity for musicians, comedians, and poets. Refreshments available for sale. Free admission and donations accepted! For more information, contact Chris at 520-9196 or Liz at 848-2410.

■Help the Priscilla Chapter No. 51 support the Service Dog Program and enjoy a pancake breakfast on Jan. 5 with servings from 7 a.m. to noon (snow date is Jan. 6) at the Horace Chase Lodge at 53 N. Main St. Then purchase baked goods on sale to take home with you. The menu consists of plain or blueberry pancakes, bacon or sausage and juice or coffee or tea. Cost for teens and adults is $8, ages 6 to 12 pay $4 and children 5 and under eat for free.

■On Monday, the town offices will be closing at 12 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday. They will be closed on New Year’s Day.

■Merrimack Valley District schools, including the Boscawen Elementary School will be closed from Monday through Jan. 1.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

BOWNew Year’s Day Buffet

■The Bow Community Men’s Club will hold their annual New Years Day Breakfast Buffet at the Bow Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is Adults $12 and Children (12 and under) $5. Menu: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash, Chipped Beef, Beans, Pancakes, Blueberry Pancakes, French Toast, Fruit salad, Toast, Coffee, Milk, Tea, Hot Chocolate and Assorted Juices.

■The Bow Heritage Commission is selling Holiday Cards of Bow scenes. They can be purchased in an assortment of six, or six of one scene for $15, paid on delivery. Order forms can be picked up at Parks and Recreation, the Municipal Building, or online at bownh.gov “homepage highlights.” Mail, email or fax your order request to Tonia Lindquist 10 Grandview Road, Bow, N.H., 03304, tlindquist@bownh.gov or fax 224-6680. For more information, contact Faye Johnson 228-8149.

■Merry Christmas, from your Bow correspondent.

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CANTERBURYLearn rug braiding

■At CUCC on Monday, a Christmas Eve service will be at 5 p.m., with traditional lessons and carols. On Dec. 30 at 10 a.m., Hymns and Carol singing with sharing of poems, musical instruments, during an informal gathering.

■Quaker Meeting House’s Christmas Eve Service will be at 6 p.m., followed by potluck. And on Dec. 31, Alternative New Year’s Celebration at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 11 Oxbow Pond Road, for all ages. Bring a game to share, non-alcoholic bubbly, and finger-food snacks. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Christmas Eve Service will be held, followed by potluck. Call Ruth Heath at 783-4401 for more information.

■Elkins Public Library will host rug braiding with Kate Goegel returns on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to 29. Class is free, but materials needed, and limited to six people so sign up required. Call Sue at 783-4386.

■Boxing Day dance is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Laufman house, 320 Shaker Road, with music by the Wind in the Timothy House Dance Band, and old-time dances called by Dudley Laufman. Park on the west side of Shaker Road and walk down to the house. Bring a flashlight and a snack to share.

■The Ride will perform Jan. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the town hall in the center. In this special Canterbury tradition, Dudley Laufman and the Ride musicians will perform the seasonal dances and songs, everyone welcome; bring your own beverage and finger food to share. Contact Steve Allman at canterburyaleworks@gmail.com with inquiries or laufman.org/Ride.htm.

■Loudon Food Pantry will be closed after Christmas through Jan. 22 for inventory and cannot take donations of foods during this period. The pantry is launching a new fundraiser, “The 12 Months of Giving,” to encourage income throughout the whole year. Call Sue at 724-9731 with any inquires.

■Gift of Lights, presented by Eastern Propane and Oil at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, runs through Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check days of opening on nhms.com/events/gift-of-lights. Admission prices are $20 to $25 per vehicle up to 15 persons. Anyone bringing three non-perishable items for the Loudon Food Pantry gets $2 off admission.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTERWinter clothing drive

■The Winter Weather Clothing Drive for homeless people in the Chichester/Concord area continues. You may drop off your donations of winter jackets, socks, hats, gloves and boots in all sizes for men and women. Currently, large and x-large are most needed. The library has a box for donations in the foyer and The Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop asks that you label the bags or totes “Shelter.” They will be taken to the new Concord Resource Center.

■There are two opportunities for attending the Christmas Eve service Monday. The Chichester Methodist Church will hold a service at 6:30 p.m. All who wish to celebrate the birth of Jesus are welcome.

■The Hope in Christ Church, 153 Main St., will have a service at the Worship Center behind the old church building on Christmas Eve. Doors open at 5 p.m. for coffee and light refreshments. The service is at 6 p.m.

■The library will be closed on Monday as well as Christmas Day.

■On Wednesday, the Chichester Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

■On Thursday, the Cemetery Trustee meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Offices.

■On Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the firehouse, the planning board will review an application for Subdivision and Site Review: D.B.U. Construction, Inc., 10 Dover Road, Chichester: to contract a commercial building adjacent to Rye 4. Applications may be viewed at Town Offices, 54 Main St.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTON Pajama story time

■Another concert will be happening in the Town Hall Restoration concert series. The next one will be held on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Come enjoy the band Peabody’s Coal Train in the Town Hall foyer. Suggested donation is $20. Get your tickets now! Check out upcoming events and updates at tinyurl.com/DunTownHall.

■School holiday break is Dec. 24 through Jan 1. School resumes Jan. 2. Town offices closing at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. The library will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

■On Thursday, the Christmas Vacation Lego Party will be held at the library, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Head to the library to free build with their collection of Legos.

■The Christmas Vacation Pajama Story Time at the library will be Thursday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come down in your jammies for some bedtime stories and a snack.

■Next DCC Book Club discussion will be on Jan 3. Please start reading The Last Policeman by Ben Winter. Phil and Elanor Kimball will host at the Vestry at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

■Reading to Dogs at the library will back starting on Jan. 10. They will be meeting every other Thursday through May from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please call the library to reserve a spot.

■Congratulations to Dunbarton’s newest full-time police officer, Brian Tyler, who graduated from the 177th Full-Time Recruit Academy at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Academy in Concord. We are extremely proud of Officer Tyler for finishing within the top five of his class out of 65 recruits!

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM Donate new clothes to school closet

■The library will be closed Monday and Tuesday this week. It will be closing at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 and closed all day Jan. 1. Movie matinees will return on Jan. 2 with the showing of Mission Impossible Fallout.

■Toddler Time is Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities, and a craft.

■Thursday is Lego Club, everyone is welcome at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■Epsom Central School is pleased to announce our new Clothes Closet! Having new or gently used clothing is important to self-esteem and the ability for children to focus on education. Our clothes closet is here to help ECS students whose families or guardians are experiencing economic challenges. Students and/or their adults can reach out to Mrs. Learson or Mrs. Long to visit the clothes closet. All visits are confidential. If you have gently used or new, up-to-date clothing in sizes youth to adult medium, please reach out to Susan Pagano at spagano@sau53.org to make donation arrangements.

■The PHS Class of 1979 is making plans for their 40th Class Reunion. Class members are asked to contact Randy Severance at ransev@comcast.net for details. Help is needed in locating class members.

■The Selectmen’s Office and the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will be open Monday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

■The Selectmen’s Office and the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will be open Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed on Jan. 1 and 2.

■Happy belated birthday to “Aunt” Carolyn Davis last week on Wednesday! Oops.

■Happy birthday wishes to my son Tim Riel and Alan Quimby today. Hope you have great celebrations.

■May the magic of Christmas light your world all year through. Merry Christmas!

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

FRANKLIN Winter Break Camp

■Save Jan. 1 for Franklin’s First Day Celebration. Greet kayakers as they ride the rapids of the Winnipesaukee River, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This marks the 39th anniversary of kayakers welcoming the near year by running the rapids. Downtown businesses will be open for eating, drinking and shopping. Best viewing is at Trestle View Park (the big wheel) or put on your snowshoes and head for the Winnipesaukee trail across the street. A warming tent will greet you and paddlers with hot cocoa, “Hoppin’ Jack” chili and other treats. Organizations can reserve table space in the heated tent, free of charge, by calling 380-0246.

■Storytime in the Children’s Room of Franklin Public Library takes place every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Librarian Miss Rachel reads some picture books followed by a craft project or an opportunity to lay with toys and puzzles. Open to children of all ages, from any town. No sign-up needed and all craft materials are provided.

■Winter Break Camp at Franklin Parks and Recreation is offered Dec. 26 to 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $39 without field trips or $65 with both trips. Daily rate is $13 per day. Field trips include movie and lunch at Smitty’s Cinema and ice skating at Plymouth State University. Call 934-2118 with questions or to register.

■Parks and Recreation Pre-school and Kindergarten Basketball runs Saturdays from Jan. 5 to Feb. 16, pre-school from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and kindergarten 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., at Bessie Rowell Community Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult and adult must stay through entire class. Fee $25 (resident); $30 (non-resident). Registration deadline is Jan. 3. Call 934-2118.

■Free Tax Preparation at the Trip Center, through April.

■Dial 2-1-1 and ask to schedule your appointment Available to all ages: If you live in the Franklin, Tilton, Northfield area and need a ride, call 934-4151, 24 hours in advance Monday through Thursday. A wheelchair-accessible bus can come pick you up at your door. Keep an appointment, shop, come to the senior center to socialize or have lunch. Expanded service to Andover, Danbury and Hill on Fridays. If you are under 60 years of age there is a modest fee. Over 60 or with a disability rides are free; a $2 donation is appreciated if able.

■The Trip Center invites you to check out the many services offered: fellowship, exercise options (Keep Movin’, seated exercise, yoga, Tai Chi) information, entertainment, learning opportunities as well as delicious, nutritious lunches, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the Center for the monthly newsletter, also available at Franklin Public Library and some area businesses. The Center is located at Bessie Rowell Community Center, Rowell Drive. Call 934-4151 for more information.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEAREJoin Little Dribblers

Volunteers needed for the Weare Little Dribblers (I was hoping I’d get to write that name again). If you can help out even a little bit please contact Basketball Director Cindy Lacasse at cindylacasse@mygsc.com.

■Sunday night soccer camps run through Jan. 13 at the newly renovated NEC Field House. Sessions are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. for 6 to 9 years olds and 5:45 to 7 p.m. for 10 to 13 year olds. Cost is $10 a session. For more details, contact Gerard Miniaci at GMiniaci_GPS@nec.edu.

■JSRHS senior flautist Hannah Desrosiers has qualified to participate in two music festivals in 2019. Hannah was selected to represent John Stark at the 2019 N.H. Band Directors/N.H. Music Educators Association All-State Chamber Music Festival to be held at UNH on Jan. 12 where she will perform in the flute choir. She was also just selected to attend the New England Music Festival Association All-New England Music Festival in Woodstock, Conn., later this winter.

■All public schools in Weare and Henniker are closed through Jan. 1. Have safe holidays!

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKStart New Year with a hike

■Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike. Meet at Kimball Lake Cabins Greenway Trailhead at 11 a.m., for a trail hike or explore the Greenway Trail at your own pace from any location. A bonfire, hot cocoa and treats will be waiting for you at the cabins from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is held rain or shine. Brought to you by the Hopkinton Recreation Department and the Hopkinton Conservation Commission.

■Almost everything you need for your New Year’s celebrations is available at the Contoocook Farmers Market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Hall. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

■Concord Regional VNA is holding a Senior Health Clinic at Slusser Senior Center on Thursday, January 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Park Avenue Apartments on Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Senior Health Clinic services are provided for a suggested donation of $10, however, services are provided regardless of a person’s ability to pay. Services offered include foot care, blood pressure screening, B-12 injections, medication education, and nutritional education. Call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, for an appointment.

■Hopkinton library story times are on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., for children age 3 to 5 and a caregiver. Laptime will be held Fridays at 11 a.m. for children birth to 2½. Siblings are welcome to join the fun!

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

PEMBROKESelf-management program to be held

■In partnership with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord Regional VNA is offering Better Choices, Better Health, a six-week self-management program to help adults living with ongoing health conditions feel better, regain control of their health, and start doing the things they want to do. The program is on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Pembroke Public Library. This is a free program. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Concord Regional VNA at 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, or visit crvna.org.

■Merry Christmas to all!

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELDNew Years concert

■Pittsfield Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Jan. 8 at the Society’s headquarters at 13 Elm Street. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

■The PHS Class of 1979 is making plans for their 40th Class Reunion. Class members are asked to contact Randy Severance at ransev@comcast.net for details. Help is needed in locating class members.

■Pittsfield Elementary School (PES) PTO, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of December. For every reusable Community Bag purchased at the Hannaford store located at 174 First N.H. Turnpike, Northwood, N.H., during the month of December, PES PTO will receive a $1 donation. PES PTO is proud to be a beneficiary recipient of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program and has a goal of raising $50 by the end of December, which is equivalent to 50 bags purchased. Learn more about PES PTO by following their Facebook Page. For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com.

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

■Joy Church Christmas Eve celebration! This year we are expecting the unexpected. Join us at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve as we celebrate Christmas together, as we expect the unexpected Savior! Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Road.

■The Zoning Board of Adjustments has some openings. If you are willing to give the time and have a desire to help our town, the ZBA would welcome your participation as an alternate board member. Citizenship in the town of Pittsfield, a desire to learn, and an open mind are the only requirements to serve. We are also looking for full time board members as well. Anyone interested in serving please contact us at zoning@pittsfieldnh.gov.

■Old Views of Pittsfield Highlight 2019 Calendar - Photographs of Pittsfield dating from 1864 up through a winter aerial view from the 1940s or early 1950s are depicted and described in the 2019 calendar from the Pittsfield Historical Society. Also included with the fourteen photos is a current map of Pittsfield’s Historic Trail. Calendars can be purchased at the Pittsfield Town offices, the Josiah Carpenter Library and the Pittsfield Historical Society headquarters on most Tuesday mornings between 9 a.m. and noon, or by calling Fuzz Freese at 435-7777. Cost is still only $10. Don’t leave 2018 without one.

■At the B.C.E.P Recycling Facility, there are new guidelines for separation and contamination of recyclables. All items, bottles, cans, paper and cardboard must be free of food residue, liquids and grease. Think “Clean in the Recycle Stream.” They cannot sell product to the marketplace that does not meet strict guidelines. Rejected loads are very costly to the district. Dirty recyclables end up in the trash. So please help keep costs down and revenue flowing by rinsing and sorting at home first. Please be aware, a large separation shift for plastics is taking place at the facility. Beginning in early 2019, they will no longer be accepting No. 1 to No. 7 plastics all in one bin. The only plastic they will be processing for recycling is are No. 1 and No. 2. No. 1 is PETE – think bottles like water, juice and soda, or plastic jars like mayo, peanut butter, or spaghetti sauce – rinsed out and food residue removed. Never anything made from black plastic. No. 2 is HDPE Natural – think clear store brand jugs that contain milk, cider, orange juice and water – clear or “translucent” only in this category – empty of all liquid. No. 2 HDPE Colored – assorted colored bottles such as detergent, plastic coffee containers, etc. – rinsed and emptied. Never anything made from black plastic.

■Pittsfield Listens is hiring a part-time parent organizer. Please see the job description at goo.gl/Da4G5K. Interested candidates are encouraged to be in touch with any question. For questions or to submit a resume and cover letter, contact Molly Messenger, director of Pittsfield Listens, at info@pittsfieldlistens.org or call 312-6980. Deadline for applications is Jan. 6. Pittsfield Listens encourages underrepresented youth, parent, family, and community voice on issues and policies that directly affect their educations and lives. We support emerging youth and adults leaders through education, training, and participatory leadership development so that students succeed in the Pittsfield schools and beyond. Visit pittsfieldlistens.org to learn more.

■The Pittsfield Youth Workshop (PYW) will be closed for vacation from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. Reopening on Jan. 2.

■Pittsfield Schools will be closed for Holiday Vacation from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. Enjoy your vacation!

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will hold their “after” Holiday Gathering on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Epping Well on Main Street. A potluck dinner and Yankee gift exchange will be held. All Chamber members are invited.

■As you are doing your Christmas and after Christmas shopping, please keep the Chamber of Commerce’s children’s store in mind. We can always use more Gift Bags of all sizes, tape, tissue paper, and jewelry boxes. (We have tons of wrapping paper now). We also are always in desperate need of items for men. You can save the items for the donation boxes next year or feel free to contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com to arrange drop-offs.

■On Dec. 31, the Milk & Cookies New Year’s Eve Concert will be held at the Barnstead Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. No Reservations are necessary, but if you would like to reserve tickets or have any questions, call and leave a message for Chris at 776-3616 and she will get back to you.

■The TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Road, Pittsfield. Programs with helpful health tips are offered to assist each member also. We would love to have new members join us. For questions, call Beth at 435-7397.

■I’d like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season – however you celebrate, take time to be with the people that mean the most to you and to help those in need.

■A very special Happy birthday wish to my nephew, Tim Riel today. Enjoy your special day!

■Happy birthday to Denis Guy on Thursday.

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURYTown offices to be closed for holiday

■All town offices will be closed on Tuesday for Christmas holiday.

■Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WARNERFoliage Fest planning

■The Annual Meeting of the Warner Fall Foliage Festival membership will be held on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery of MainStreet Bookends. This is the meeting where the membership can hear an initial report on the finances from the Festival, vote on how grants from the Festival proceeds are disbursed, give feedback on the most recent Festival, and start discussions for Festival 2019. Who is the membership? Membership is anyone who was involved in the Festival which includes all of the dedicated volunteers who make the Festival the success that it is!

■“StoryTime with Simonds” is held at MainStreet BookEnds, in partnership with Simonds Elementary School. Come enjoy a read-aloud for grades K-2 with friends! the first Thursday of each month from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in The Gallery! Next StoryTime is Jan. 3, and will feature local author Matt Forrest Esenwine reading Flashlight Night and Don’t Ask a Dinosaur!

■Open Mic every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Schoodacs Coffee Shop.

■Come join the United Church of Warner celebrating “All is Calm and Bright” at the Christmas Eve Service, Monday at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will follow the service in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!

■Simonds Elementary School will be closed for December break until Jan. 2.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com

WEBSTERHoliday Eve service

■Selectboard office will be open Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to noon.

■Town Clerk will be open Monday 8 a.m. to noon and Dec. 31, 8 a.m. to noon. There will be extra hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 2.

■Tax Collector will be open Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Jan. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

■Webster Free Public Library will be closed from Monday through Dec. 31 for the holidays.

■Although the Webster Free Public Library will be closed for regular hours, please join us on Friday at 2 p.m. in the meeting hall next to the library for the romantic comedy, Remember the Night, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. Special afternoon showing – and the popcorn is still free!

■The First Congregational Church of Webster will hold their annual Christmas Eve service of “Lessons and Carols” on Monday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to join in the traditional service.

■Happy holidays!

SARAH CHALSMA

webstertowncrier@gmail.com




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