Town Crier for Dec. 30

Published: 12/31/2018 12:02:57 PM
ALLENSTOWN Protect yourself from identity theft

■New Year’s Eve Pizza Party will be held Monday at 12 p.m. to welcome in New Year 2019, join us at the Suncook Senior Center.

■The Suncook Senior Center will be closed Tuesday, News Years Day.

■The Allenstown offices will be closed on Tuesday and reopen on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

■Identity Fraud and Theft Targeting Seniors will be presented by Officer Hannah Higgins of the Allenstown Police Department on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■Bone Builders is held on Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. For more information, call 485-4254.

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

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

■Bingo is held on Monday and Thursday 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. Good for balance flexibility and strength; classes are $5 per class with instructor Marcia Wyman.



Andover Hub hums with activity

■Beginning on Wednesday, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., a five-week yoga series with an emphasis on core fitness, flexibility, and stress reduction will be offered at The Andover Hub, taught by Maris Wofsy of Salisbury. The fee is $45 for the series and registration is required. If there’s sufficient interest, this class will continue as an ongoing class. Maris also teaches a drop-in ongoing class with the same focus on Friday mornings, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at The Hub, with a fee of $10 per session; she is also certified as a personal trainer and available to work with individuals, by appointment, at The Hub. To register for a class or for questions about yoga or her work with individuals, contact Maris at

■The First Friday Fun Film Society meets next on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at The Andover Hub with a showing of the 1992 classic, A League of Their Own. All are welcome, free of charge. “A League of Their Own” tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League which began when World War II threatened to shut down major league baseball and the idea for bankrolling a women’s league was born. Light refreshments are served, and small donations gratefully accepted. For more information, contact

■The Craft Closet at The Andover Hub will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, featuring the Tinker Table. Each month the Tinker Table has an assortment of donated materials available for users of all ages – kids welcome, of course – to combine with their own imaginations to create a piece of art, a toy, a useful product or a decoration. This month, tinkerers can create bookmarks to help get their New Year’s reading goals off to a good start, with various materials available for use. Each first Saturday is also a time for purchasing craft supplies, at very low cost, and for donating supplies to the Hub Closet for others to use.

Susan Chase

BOSCAWEN Celebrate new year at coffee house

■The Concord VNA will be holding their Monthly Senior Health Clinic on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to moon at Boscawen Green, 157 N. Main St. Services include blood pressure screening, foot care, B-12 injections, medication education, and nutritional information. 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, by enjoying the music of Decatur Creek, a local acoustical group Friday at the Town Hall, in the basement of the Boscawen Congregational Church, 12 High St. 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. The Coffee House is held on the first Friday of each month.

■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 Sunday, Jan. 6) at the Horace Chase Lodge at 53 N. Main St. 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. Baked goods will be on sale to take home with you.

■The Boscawen Public Library will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve Day and is closed on New Year’s Day. Regular hours resume on Wednesday.

■Town offices will be closed on New Year’s Day.



BOW Annual breakfast buffet

■Bow Community Men’s Club will hold their annual New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet at the Bow Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m Cost for adults is $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.

■Happy New Year from your Bow correspondent!


DUNBARTON Genealogy gathering

■Another concert will be happening in the Town Hall Restoration concert series. The next one will be held 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 online at

■Knitting for Kids is held every Friday afternoon, right after school, come to the library to knit. Drop by to relax, create and make. Bring your own projects, or start one using our materials.

■Next DCC Book Club discussion will be on Thursday. 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 to join in on this reading group.

■Town Clerk office is open Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Tuesday.

■Drop in genealogy gathering will be held Jan. 6 at the library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring your materials, or just a family name. Use our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition to search census, vitals, military and immigration records. Call the library for more information at 774-3546.

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

■“The Road Not Taken – Artistic Interpretations of the Poetry of Robert Frost” is an art exhibit that will grace the walls of the Dunbarton Public Library during the month of January.



EPSOM Parents: Don’t forget yearbook submissions

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

■Some missions are not a choice. This the tag line for the movie Epsom library matinee Mission: Impossible – Fallout starring Tom Cruise. It will be shown at the library on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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

■ECS will have a Mini-Course program Jan. 11, 18, and 25. Activity session times are: Morning session 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.; afternoon session 12:40 to 3 p.m. Much appreciation to Tara Yeaton, Natalie Casey and Shawna Bateman for all of their help during sign-ups this year. They were a great help! Please call Lynne Graham, coordinator, at 736-9331, ext. 303, or email at if you have any questions

■Chaperones are needed for the ECS 2019 Winter Mini Courses. Email Lynne Graham at for a form if interested in helping with ice skating; there is two sessions, check out which times will work for you.

■ECS will be holding our written spelling bee in January. Any interested students in grades five through eight will take a written spelling test, followed by a final written round with the grade level winners in order to determine who will represent ECS at the N.H. State Spelling Bee on Feb. 23.

■This message is for the parents and guardians of our eighth-grade class. We need a baby picture and a brief congratulatory message for your graduate. Pictures can be emailed to or brought into school to be scanned. Any pictures that are brought in will be quickly returned. Our hope is that we can include a baby picture and message for all of our graduates. Any picture that was taken between six months and five years of age would be greatly appreciated. Messages should be no longer than two or three sentences. Please submit photos and messages by Jan. 26.

■ECS School Board meeting will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 224.

■Board of selectmen will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the town offices.

■Budget committee will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the town offices.

■Red Cross Blood Drive will be in Epsom on Jan. 11, at the Epsom library. Mark it on the calendar now and make the appointment from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go online to

■We wish to extend a huge thank you to the Rebekahs and Odd Fellows, ECS staff members, and community members for all of your generous donations to our Holiday Giving. With the monetary donations, gifts, and the Epsom Police Department’s toy drive, we were able to assist 29 families with more than 60 children. Have a happy holiday season. Thank you!

■Happy birthday to Susan Cormier on Monday and to Josh Preve and Joni Kitson on Tuesday! Have great celebrations!

■Wishing you a New Year filled with new hope, new aspirations, and new happiness.


FRANKLIN Paddle into 2019

■Happy New Year! 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.

■Executive Counselor Andru Volinsky is coming to the Franklin VNA & Hospice on Jan. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. for a “Meet Your Representative” event. As counselor, he works with the governor to vote on and approve major spending contracts in the state. Here is a wonderful chance to meet him face to face and ask him his thoughts on all matters healthcare. Please RSVP to April at 934-3454 if you will be joining us. We can create a strong resource of health care knowledge for our representatives by opening this line of communication with them. Please call with any questions or needs.

■The 3 Rivers Republican Committee welcomes all to the first meeting of the new year. They will be looking for ideas on programming for the upcoming year and will also discuss the upcoming Republican Convention. Come on out and share your thoughts at this meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Pizza Chef, 418 N. Main St., Franklin.

■Give the gift of life to start the New Year by scheduling a blood draw at a Red Cross bloodmobile scheduled for Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belknap Mall, 96 Daniel Webster Highway, Belmont. Visit to make your appointment.

■Bread and Roses is in need of one or more teams to do an occasional dinner. A team consists of about eight people who are tasked with planning a meal, checking supplies, setting tables and helping with food prep. The time needed is between and 3 and 6 p.m. If you are part of an organization, neighborhood or any other kind of group that would like to show community spirit while provided a much needed service to folks in need. Please contact Glenn Morrill for more details at 934-2727.

■Sign up in advance for the TRIP Center monthly bus to Concord for shopping, lunch and/or an appointment. Call 934-4151 for details and to reserve your seat for Jan. 7. The bus leaves the center at 9 a.m.




■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

■Concord Regional VNA is holding a Senior Health Clinic at Slusser Senior Center on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Park Avenue Apartments on Monday, January 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!

■Happy New Year!



PEMBROKE Self-management class 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



PITTSFIELD Donate men’s clothes to chamber

■The PHS Alumni Association will meet on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at PMHS. Please note: this is a date change from the original Jan. 9 meeting. We encourage all alumni to attend. We are working on plans for an All Class Reunion and could use your help! For more information, please contact Ted Mitchell at 435-6573.

■The Pittsfield Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at PMHS lecture hall. The application for a variance is from the Sisters of Holy Cross, Inc. and Teen Challenge New England, Inc. The proposed use is a Christian-based recovery center for adults 18 and over. The location of the proposed use is at the Berakah retreat and conference center at 96 Fairview Drive. The application for a variance is on file for public inspection at the town hall, 85 Main St.

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of you who participated in the House Decorating Contest. We thoroughly enjoyed our drive around town looking at the lights and decorations. We even took time to enjoy the many that did not register. Maybe next year? Congratulations to 77 Dowboro Road, and thank you all who made the effort to make the holiday a little brighter for all. Happy New Year to all!

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

■PMHS’s Food Pantry has been selected to participate in the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. During the month of January, every Fight Hunger bag sold at the Hannaford store located at 174 First N.H. Turnpike, Northwood, will generate a $1 donation to support the food pantry! For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit

■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

■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 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 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 to learn more.

■As you are doing your 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 to arrange drop-offs.

■On Monday, the 2018 New Year’s Eve, Milk and 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.

■Pittsfield Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Jan. 8, at the society’s headquarters, 13 Elm St. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

■The B.C.E.P. Solid Waste Facility will be closed Tuesday for New Year’s Day.

■Joy Church will be hosting a family movie night on Friday at 6 p.m. The movie “Incredibles 2” will be shown. Everything is free – movie, popcorn, candy and drinks!

■I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Here’s to a wonderful 2019!

■Happy birthday wishes to Merrill Vaughan on Thursday. I hope you enjoy your special day!



SALISBURY A final farewell

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

■Budget Committee will meet Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. upstairs in Academy Hall.

■The Friends of the Library’s Holiday Craft Sale was a wonderful success! Thank you to everyone who participated, helped, and/or shopped. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Happy reading and Happy New Year!

■Yoga, Gentle Flow at the Salisbury Free Library is held Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., for a suggested donation of $8 per person and Tuesdays from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. for a suggested donation of $5 per person. No one will be turned away for inability to pay it is only a suggested donation for services rendered.

■January’s Book Club Book is The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede. Book Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. here at the library. Please come and join us! Copies are now available in the library to take home.

■There is a Kindle to loan at Salisbury Free Library! The Kindle is preloaded with e-books read for you to read. Call for more information or check it out the next time you are in.

■Finally, this is my last column as town crier for Salisbury. I will miss doing this and I wish everyone a Happy and Safe 2019. Until Concord Monitor finds someone to replace me, they will refer you to the Salisbury website to keep up with town news. If anyone feels they would like to take over this column to ensure a more wide look at what Salisbury is doing, please contact the Monitor at 369-3324 or email towncrier@



WARNER Annual Foliage Fest meeting to be held

■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” at MainStreet BookEnds, in partnership with Simonds Elementary School, is the first Thursday of each month from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. in The Gallery! Next story time is Feb. 7.

■Schoodacs coffee shop open mic is every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

■The Warner Volunteer Hub is a place to check on the latest projects and opportunities that you can volunteer for, without having to sign up for hours a month. We encourage people of all ages to join us! Organizations, clubs and community groups are encouraged to submit their projects to the website. Volunteers sign up directly with the organization as they are available or able. Find the Warner Volunteer Hub at or search Warner Volunteer Hub on Facebook and ask to join the group.



WEBSTER Pot luck brunch

■Select Board Office will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to noon.

■Town Clerk will be open Monday from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be extra hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

■Tax Collector will be open Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

■Webster Free Public Library will be closed today and Monday for the holidays. Regular hours will resume Wednesday.

■All Webster residents! You are invited to a “Mimosa and Bloody Mary Breakfast Pot Luck Brunch” to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Pillsbury Lake Community Center. Please bring a brunch food to share. Some mimosas and bloody marys will be provided but please feel free to bring more!

■Happy New Year, Webster! Here’s to a peaceful 2019!


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