Town Crier for April 21, 2019

Published: 4/19/2019 5:38:12 PM
Modified: 4/19/2019 5:37:59 PM
ALLENSTOWNKnights host supper

■Bone Builders is held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a great program taught by seniors.

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

■Gentle Chair Yoga is held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center and helps with flexibility and breathing capacity. Classes are $5 per class.

■Pastel Art class is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes cost $7.50 per class or $45 for a six-week class and materials are included.

■The Community Table is held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St.

■The Cribbage Club is held Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Come on in and enjoy the fun.

■Wildlife Encounters will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The Suncook Senior center is pleased to partner with the Suncook Boys & Girls club to bring this interesting and entertaining presentation. Seven animals will be introduced and explained by expert animal handlers. All are Welcome.

■All Day Bingo will be held Thursday when the doors open at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center so please reserve in advance, which costs $12. This includes four cards and lunch plus continental breakfast. For more information call 485-4254.

■Zumba Gold is held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center, classes are $10 per class or $70 for 10 classes.

■St. Theresa Rosebush Meeting will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.

■Tai Chi Moving Meditation is held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■Knights of Columbus Supper will be held on Saturday at 5 p.m. with a great ham dinner with all the fixings. The supper costs $8 per person or $25 per family.

■Think Spring: St. John the Baptist is planning a yard sale on May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with set up May 3 at 6 p.m. Tables are $15 each. For more information, call 485-3113.



BOSCAWENGet a garden plot

■Planting season opens at the Community Gardens on the corner of Corn Hill Road and Woodbury Lane on Saturday. Plots are still available and applications can be picked up at the Town Offices and at the Boscawen Public Library. Single plots (12x12) cost $15, or get four plots for $45. Anyone who has a plot in the Community Gardens, is required to take an Integrated Pest Management Class (IPM). The first class will be held on May 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Town Offices and two subsequent classes will be held in June and July at the gardens. To register and for more information, contact Linda Chandonnet at 753-9188, ext. 321 or email her at

■If you are looking for ideas for school vacation and beyond for your family, check out what the Boscawen Public Library has to offer. A CrafterNoon will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. with card making and all kinds of games such as brain flakes, gears and much more. Sign up is recommended by calling the library at 753-8576. A new pass to the Seacoast Science Center will soon be available at the library in addition to the very popular Squam Lakes Science Center pass and N.H. State Parks pass.

■Time to start raking! Leaf pick up begins on April 29. Leaves can be left in a pile or in paper bags by the curbs on town roads (not mobile home parks or private roads). Brush and trash will not be picked up. The Public Works Department makes only one pass in each area so make sure your materials are out by the start date.

■“A Matter of Balance,” an eight-week falls prevention program is coming to Boscawen and sponsored by the Concord Regional VNA. It starts on May 2 and will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Boscawen Town Hall at 12 High St., (basement of the Congregational Church). Exercises will be taught that increase strength and balance. There is no fee to attend however space is limited. Pre-registration is required; be sure to call 224-4093, ext. 5815 or visit to register and for more information.

■High Street Coffee House, held at the Boscawen Town Hall at 12 High St. (basement of Congregational Church) invites area residents to enjoy an evening of live music featuring Bonnie Waters & Howard Roscoe, aka “Meadowlark” on May 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with featured performers taking the stage from 7 to 7:30 and again at 9:30 p.m. Open mic slots are available for musicians, poets and comedians from the audience who wish to perform. There is no admission charge and donations are welcomed. Refreshments will be sold.



BOW12th annual flower show

■The Bow Garden Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the 12th annual Newport, R.I., Flower Show being held at the elegant Rosecliff Mansion on June 22. Non-garden club members are welcome to come along and enjoy the floral designs, outdoor garden displays and horticulture exhibits this event offers. There will also be lectures and demonstrations to take in as well as the sheer beauty of the mansion, its oceanfront lawn and spectacular water views. This year’s flower show is themed “Audubon Artistic Adventures” and promises to be a feast for the eyes. The cost for this day-long excursion is $126 per person and includes: Luxury motor coach transportation, admission to the flower show and a $15 voucher toward lunch which is on your own and at your leisure. Please be sure to reserve early as space is limited. Contact: Bow Garden Club member Beverly Gamlin at 340-0202 or email bev.gamlin@gmail.comfor a registration form and any additional information you may need.

■The Bow Garden Club will hold their Annual Spring Plant Sale on May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bow Community Center, 3 Bow Center Road. Plan to come early for the best selection! This is the club’s main fundraiser for the year with the proceeds going toward beautifying and maintaining their (10) “Bow Beauty Spots” around town throughout the growing season and financing their Bow High School Scholarship and other community interests.

■The garden club’s next membership meeting will be held May 9 at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road beginning at 6 p.m. for social time and refreshments. The evening’s program will be “Daylilies … a Love Affair” with Fiona McKenna, a daylily hybridizer and member of the American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society.

■The Bow Falcons Booster Club will hold their 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on June 24! Start time: 9 a.m. at the Stonebridge Country Club, Goffstown. Proceeds from the tournament go directly to enriching the athletic programs at Bow High School. You can register now at

■The Bow Rotary Scholarship Program provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who either attended Bow High School or who are Bow or Dunbarton students who attended other area high schools. Bow High School tuition student must be from a town or city either without a Rotary club, or with a Rotary club that doesn’t offer college scholarships. Scholarships can be to attend a college or university of their choice or to attend a two-year community college or technical school. Scholarships are also available for adults learners who have decided to attend school, either to finish a degree or acquire a new degree or skills. More information, instructions and application forms are available on the Bow Rotary website, under the “Grants/Scholarships” page. Forms are also available at the Bow school district office. The submission deadline is May 1. For more information contact Committee Chairperson: Tamar Roberts 491-8249.


CANTERBURYKids clothing swap

■Easter/Holy Week services at Canterbury United Community Church: today Easter Sunday, there will be joint sunrise service with the Church of the Woods at 6:30 a.m., on the western edge of Shaker Village. Plus the CUCC will have an Easter service at 10 a.m.

■There will be a CUCC sponsored Easter Breakfast today from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Parish House. The breakfast costs $5 for seniors and children, youth and adults are $7, and family groups are $20. Donations of food or funds can go to Polly Camire, 783-7384 (before 9 p.m.).

■Humanities to Go at the Elkins Public Library presents Of Plants, Packets, Pots and Promise: The Buying and Selling of Seed Plants in America, a historical and horticultural presentation with slides from Kevin Bragg, owner of Canterbury Plantation and Fine Gardening Services. This will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m.

■The annual Big Truck Day is Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Elkins Public Library during April School Vacation.

■Canterbury Shaker Village reopens for the season on May 4, celebrating 50 years of the incorporated museum this year. Workshops coming up include All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga, starting this Wednesday through May 29, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., register online or contact Nicole Laurin at 783-9511, ext. 285.

■Big Tree Workshop is Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., with the Big Tree team from the UNH Cooperative Extension. Register on the UNH extension website.

■Community Clean Up and Potluck, will be April 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., contact Becky Soules at for more information.

■Canterbury Community Farmer’s Market Association is looking for volunteers for this season. Sara Riordan is the coordinator, contact her at to volunteer assistance with signs, set up and break down, counting attendance, etc.

■Save the date for the Canterbury Kids Clothing Swap, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


CHICHESTERSchool vacation week

■A very Happy Easter to all and welcome spring weather!

■School Vacation is this week Monday through Friday. Watch for kids out and about on bikes, scooters, etc.

■Regular story times at the library will not be held this week. Kids can still come to the library to pick out a book, DVD or use the public computers.

■The Down Under Book Store will be open when the library is open. Purchase a book for as low as 25 cents, a puzzle or a game.

■On Tuesday, selectmen will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. at the town offices. Selectmen are reviving the Economic Development Committee and are looking for volunteers. Business and local resident input is needed. Please call 798-5350, ext. 202 or email for complete details on how to volunteer.

■The Old Home Day Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Hall.

■This Wednesday the Crochet/knitting group will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■The Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

■The library will have a special movie time this Thursday! Movie time will be 11 a.m., come watch Ralph Wrecks the Internet! This is open to all.

■The Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop on Route 28 will be holding a half-price winter close out this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■On Friday, the library offers “Color & Coffee” at 3 p.m. This is a nice time to relieve stress by coloring, or simply sit and read a newspaper or magazine.

■The Cemetery Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the town office.

■Parking for the library on Friday and Saturday may be limited as there will be an auction at the property adjacent to the library. Parking is available in the church parking area across the street, up the driveway and to the left.



DUNBARTONCherish the Earth

■This month, the DCC Book Club is reading Seeking Allah by Nabeel Qureshi and Lee Strobel. Everyone is welcome to the discussion hosted by Lynn Leslie on May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Vestry.

■School will be closed for April Vacation this Monday through Friday.

■Chair Yoga at the library! The super fantastic instructor, Sherry Gamble, will offer a Chair Yoga session this Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Strengthen your muscles, improve your balance, and increase your flexibility through a gentle, supportive yoga practice. Reap all the benefits of yoga while practicing with the stability and security of a comfortable chair. You will use your breath to bring awareness to your movements and reduce our stress, creating a sense of calm to our mind and body. Please arrive before 10:30 a.m so all can start on time!

■Wednesday during Vacation Week, come to the Lego Party at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. Free build with the library’s Lego collection.

■Friday from 1 to 3 p.m., enjoy a family movie matinee at the library.

■The DEA Prescription Drug Takeback Event will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunbarton Fire Dept. You may discard your expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications, no questions asked. We are unable to accept liquids or needles. Discarding these medications in a safe way lessens the chance of prescription drug abuse, misuse, or theft. In addition, thanks to our N.H. Project FIRST Grant, we will be teaching interested participants how to administer CPR and nasal Narcan as well as providing information on local recovery resources. Free Narcan kits will be available. For more information contact Sergeant Chris Remillard. Contact 774-5500 or

■Save the date: Strangers by Accident will perform a free concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Town Hall Foyer. There is a suggested donation of $20. This event is being presented by the Town Hall Restoration Committee.

■April 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church: Save the date for Dr. Barry Rock. He is a former NASA Scientist; botanist; geologist; and Professor Emeritus at UNH who will present during the Sunday Service. Rock will share his research of Northern Hemisphere forest conditions, health, and changes seen, as gained through satellite monitoring with an emphasis on the importance of becoming a steward of our home planet. There will be a hands-on children’s program activity. The first 50 families will receive a 100% recycled cotton grocery tote from N.H.-based Enviro-Tote, Inc. compliments of the DCC Mission Board. FMI contact Patty Shearin at 774-3208.



EPSOMCelebrate Earth Day

■Come see movies at the library during vacation week. Monday will be a Family Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet starts at 2 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Tuesday is a Children’s Movie at 1:30: Paw Patrol, Pups saves Puplantis, rated G. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Wednesday night will be Right sizing or Downsizing 7 p.m. at the library.

■Celebrate Earth Day in Epsom by helping with roadside litter. Be safe, wear gloves, inform police if needles are found. The road agent will pick up your trash bags by Saturday if you text or call him at 545-4302. BCEP will accept any roadside trash from until Saturday. Do it anytime that works for you or your group. Packets of seeds and bags are available at the Epsom Library. This event is sponsored by the town and the conservation commission.

■ECS Community Service asks to please continue submitting the community service slips to Mrs. Palermo for grades five, six, seven and eight. ECS is excited to see the students work toward these goals. The last day to submit community service slips is May 24.

■School vacation from Monday through Friday.

■Story times at the Epsom Library will take place: Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

■Memory Café is on Monday at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the library

■Bone Builders will meet on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the library

■Mahjong continues to be played Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Stop, watch and learn to play this ancient game.

■The Knitters club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at the library.

■Toddler time at the library takes place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

■Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., the cribbage boards will be set up for those who play and for those who want to learn to play.

■Library Wednesday Movie Matinee this week is: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot. Tina Fey stars as reporter Kim Baker who, when she decides her life needs something more, decides to shake it all up by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. The movie will start at 1 p.m.

■Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Stranger in the Woods.

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

■The Board of Selectman will meet on Monday from 6 p.m. at the town office.

■There will be a BCEP District Committee meeting on Thursday from 6 p.m. at 115 Laconia Road, Pittsfield.

■The Epsom Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, which is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We encourage anyone who has any unwanted prescription medication to bring it to the nearest collection agency, so it can be properly disposed of. Liquids should be in the original container and sealed in a plastic bag; also we do not accept needles of any kind. We appreciate your support and anticipate another successful event.

■BCEP warning: Ammunition has been found in both the garbage and recyclables and has been exploding! Please hand ammunition to staff and/or bring it into the office. This is dangerous and someone could get seriously hurt.

■Saturday go and support the Epsom PTO at the Epsom Circle, 9 Ranch Bingo Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m., games begin at 3:30.

■Spring Clothing Swap will happen on May 18, so mark your calendars! It will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Epsom Bible Church on Black Hall Road. This is free clothing swap to help manage the cost of clothing for our community families. You may bring donated clothes beginning at 8:30 a.m. that day only. Clothes must be clean and in good repair. Please no rips or stains. For more info please call Joanne Randall at 344-8843.

■Flag day is coming up and the Elks Lodge 1210 will be in charge of the ceremony this year. Post 112 and the Boy Scouts will be participants. You can start dropping off your non serviceable flags early. The drop off collection boxes will be located at the following locations: Town Hall, Epsom Library, Post Office.


FRANKLINDrug take back day

■For all ages: register in advance for Tai Chi, a six-week course beginning Monday and another session June 3. This course costs $70 per six week class. Sessions are at Bessie Rowell Community Center and run Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Basic practices will be taught and the program is appropriate for all ages. Call 934-4151 for more info or to register.

■The first spring cookout of the season at the TRIP Center, will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m.! Enjoy burgers, salads and dessert and stay for bingo. Call 934-4151 with questions on this and other programs at the Center.

■The Masons at 58 S. Main St., resume second and fourth Sunday breakfasts from 7 to 10 a.m. starting April 28. The made to order breakfasts are a great way to start your Sunday and proceeds support the organizations charitable giving. An indoor yard sale is open to all during the breakfasts.

■There will be free blood pressure testing by Franklin VNA at the TRIP Center Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 934-4151 with any questions.

■Register now for the Community Wide Yard Sale! The deadline is May 11, and the event will take place May 25. Forms are available at Twin Rivers Food Pantry, Benson Auto, Franklin Savings Bank, Service Credit Union or via email at: This event costs $12 which includes city permit and your sale site listed and indicated on a map which will be available, and sold for $2 on the day of the event.

■Karen Testerman will answer your Medicare questions Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the TRIP Center.

■Peabody Home in Franklin hosts a free Caregiver Survival Workshop (Education/Tips/Q&As) to be held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4 at 24 Peabody Place. These workshops are open to anyone who is interested in and/or caring for someone with dementia. Space is limited; RSVP today at 934-3718.

■Wayne Blanchard will be at the TRIP Center this Friday, for long term support counseling.

■The 3 Rivers Republican Committee welcomes DJ Bettencourt from Gov. Sununu’s office to discuss the 10 year mental health plan. This is a critical issue facing N.H. and this plan was developed with the stakeholders in the mental health community. All are welcome. This will take place at Franklin Pizza Chef at 6 p.m., May 1.

■Drug Take Back Day is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin CVS, 861 Central St. Turn in your no longer needed, expired or over prescribed medications for free.



HENNIKER / WEAREAward winners

■Jan McElroy, long-time member and Governor of Rotary requested that any donations received in her memory be dedicated to establishing a scholarship fund for non-traditional students. The recipient must be a person who is 21 years of age or older and has completed high school or earned a GED. For more information contact Sandra McGonagle,

■From April 29 to May 3 is Teacher Appreciation Week at Center Woods Elementary School.

■Steve Roberts of Weare was recognized for his service to the Board of Fire Wards. Mr. Roberts’ previous career firefighter experience combined with his acuity as an engaged citizen proved invaluable in the evolution of the Fire Rescue Department.

■The Henniker Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Henniker Community Spring Clean Up Day on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact a Chamber member for more info.

■At the N.H. Educational Theatre Guild’s State Festival last weekend, John Stark’s Summer Giroux received an award for excellence in acting and Eli Bryant received an award for mask design – congrats to them both!

■April break starts Monday and goes through Friday.

■This is April Vacation Fun Week at Weare Public Library. Here are just a few of their daily events: Monday is Crafternoon (noon to 2 p.m.); Tuesday the Friends of the Library meet at 7 p.m.; Wednesday it is Baby and Toddler Playgroup from 10:30 a.m. to noon and at 7 p.m. the Book Group discusses; Thursday at 1 p.m. is Computer 101 and Lego Club does Lego things from 2 to 4 p.m. Lastly, this weekend is the Peeps Diorama Contest.



■Join Fuller Public Library Tuesday for a Sky Watch with the N.H. Astronomical Society. We will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the library for a short program, then move to Grimes Field for the Sky Watch. The Library will be closing (for check ins and outs) at 7 p.m. so that staff can participate. Rain/cloud date is April 30.

■A Medicare for All presentation will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fuller Public Library. This will be presented by the Granite State Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan. This national healthcare presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with N.H. doctors well versed in the subject.

■There will be a Cornhole Tournament on April 28 sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. Double elimination, two person teams, $20 per person. No age limit! There are cash prizes for first and second place teams. Registration is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with games starting right after. There will be a potluck, so bring a dish to share. A bar will be available. Hillsboro Legion Post 59, 538 W. Main St.

■Hillsboro District Food Pantry is sponsoring the “Hillsboro Challenge” through April 30 to raise a minimum of $10,000 toward the food pantry. The four ways to participate are: Donate cash, check or monthly pledge; plan a food drive; create a fundraising event or encourage local organizations to support. Mail to: P.O. Box 1525, Hillsboro, N.H. 03244 and/or drop off food donations at 7 Church St.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKYoung writers camp

■The Hopkinton Democrats will host our N.H. State Representatives for a N.H. Legislative update Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Hopkinton Town Library Community Room, followed by a brief meeting and working group update.

■The 7th annual Summer Institute for Young Writers is happening the weeks of June 24 and Aug. 12. Camp takes place at Maple Street School and runs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Friday camp ending at noon. Students entering third-grade through high school are welcome. For more information, contact Trish Walton at or Joan Follansbee at

■Concord Regional VNA is holding a Senior Health Clinic at Slusser Senior Center on May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Park Avenue Apartments on May 13 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.

■Girls Scout Troop 10332 hosted World Thinking Day at Maple Street School in Hopkinton New Hampshire from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. This event was done for all Hopkinton Girl Scout troops and the general public. There were six tables which included Italy, India, China, Greece, Ireland and Mexico. This junior troop has worked really hard at organizing this event. They were able to collect over 70 items for the Hopkinton Food Pantry.

■The Hopkinton Town Library is looking for students (entering 6th grade and up) to apply for internships for the Summer Reading Program. The program runs from July 2 through Aug. 8. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting of all interns on Friday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A commitment of at least five days is required. This experience will count toward experiential credit at the high school. We will provide you with a letter of recommendation upon request, after successful completion of the program. If you would like to receive high school credit, please ask for additional information. We’ll need interns during the following time slots: Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., and Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (Friday programs are held for four of the weeks of the program.) Interested? Please obtain a form from Leigh Maynard at the Hopkinton Town Library. The completed form is due on or before April 30. Please call 746-3663 or email

■Senior lunch at the Slusser Center on Wednesdays at noon at the Slusser Senior Center. Suggested donation of $4. The first time a senior attends a lunch, he or she can ask for a new visitor gift certificate at the front desk, for a free lunch. Menu: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas or string beans, cranberry sauce, cornbread and strawberry shortcake.

■Knitting Group meets Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Bring your own project and materials, and share ideas. This program is free.

■Farmers Market is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Hall. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit

■For children who will be 3 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 30 are eligible to attend preschool at the Harold Martin School. Preschool is a tuition based program and enrollment is filled by lottery. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 are eligible to attend kindergarten at the Harold Martin School. Children who will be 6 years old on or before Sept. 30 are eligible to attend first grade at the Harold Martin School. Call the school office at 746-3473 or pick up a registration packet at Harold Martin School, 271 Main St.



PEMBROKEBicentennial coming up

■The Pembroke Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Town-Wide Yard Sale on May 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will supply each seller with a brightly colored “Yard Sale Sign” and there will be lots of advertising from now to May 18. There will be a Yard Sale Center where buyers can pick up the free list of all addresses and a corresponding map. There is a fee of $15 for the sellers and no charge to buyers. Sign up forms are around town or call 485-7058 or email for forms or questions.

■Pembroke Academy’s Bicentennial Celebration is on May 11 in the auditorium at Pembroke Academy. Come celebrate with us and take part in the inaugural induction of members into the Athletic Hall of Fame and into the Performing Arts Hall of Fame. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.



PITTSFIELDMulti-Town Yard Sale

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is offering its annual $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior. Students from Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom and Pittsfield are eligible to apply. Our Chamber has been awarding Scholarships for the last 15 years to deserving matriculating area seniors. Our application may be found on We are accepting applications until May 31. Any applications received after that date will not be considered. Applications should be mailed to the GPCC at P.O. Box 234, Pittsfield, N.H. 03263. Please feel free to email questions to We look forward to reviewing your application.

■Stand Up Pittsfield! group has changed their meeting date to be the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Media Center at Pittsfield Middle High School. The next meeting will be on May 14.

■The PYW (Pittsfield Youth Workshop) is holding a Pasta Dinner on Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will include your choice of pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. All for $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The wonderful youth of PYW will serve you (buffet style) and clean up after you!

■National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The last Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. Pittsfield Police Department is a permanent year-round prescription drug disposal site.

■The Pittsfield Panthers Class of 2022 is hosting a car show on May 5 at the PMHS Parking Lot. Entry time begins at 8 a.m. and there is a $10 per car donation fee that includes a ticket into door prize raffle. All makes and models are welcome. For more information, contact

■The Historical Society thanks the Pittsfield Trustee of Trust Funds for their second major contribution towards its new headquarters and museum building.

■The Historical Society is extremely pleased to thank John and Rosemary Kost for their major contribution towards its new headquarters and museum building

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce, which includes Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Loudon, Northwood and Pittsfield, is sponsoring our 22nd Annual Multi-Town Yard Sale. The advertised times will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 31, June 1 and 2. Participants choose if they participate one, two or all three days. Those wishing to hold yard sales/barn sales/garage sales at their home or business on this weekend, may register the address of their sale to be included in an online map and printable address list. Individual registration is a modest $7 to help cover advertising costs. Group or multi-family locations pay a $12 registration fee, and have an enhanced listing. As always, the registration fee is waived for non profits. Donations to the Banner project (in Pittsfield) are always welcome for those wishing to add a few dollars to their registration. Again this year, there is a community yard sale location at Dustin Park on June 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You must register to set up in Dustin Park. The same $7 registration fee applies. Anyone may register for the Dustin Park location regardless of their hometown. Set up will begin at 6:30 a.m., and all items must be cleared from your designated space by 3 p.m. Restrooms will be available for those registered. Any address in the seven member towns listed above may register their yard sale. Registration forms are available at Epping Well and Pump at 26 Main St. or and mailed to the Chamber at GPCOC, P.O. Box 234, Pittsfield, 03234. Questions can be directed to

■Preschool registration for the 2019-20 school year will be held on May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If your child will be 3 years old by July 31 and you are a Pittsfield resident, your child is eligible to attend the PES preschool program. Please call the main office at 435-8432 to schedule an appointment.

■Read, Meet, Talk will meet at 10:30 am on Tuesday at the Pittsfield Senior Center to discuss The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

■Today at 7 a.m. at the First Congregational Church on Easter Sunday, the customary Sunrise Service will be held in the sanctuary with breakfast immediately following (about 8 a.m.) in the vestry. The traditional Easter worship service will commence at 10 a.m. with special music by the Chancel Choir and JuBellation Handbell Choir. Come and worship at either service and join us for breakfast! There is parking as well as a wheelchair accessible entrance at the rear of the church at Chestnut Street. For more information about any of these services, call the church office at 435-7471 and speak with the Rev. Dave Stasiak.

■Update on the Floral Park Cemetery Fence: This is a reminder from Carole Richardson that funds continue to be collected for the last phase of the Floral Park Cemetery Fence. The estimate to complete the fence is $16,000, and there is currently $2,332.67 in the fund. Checks can be made payable to the “Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund” and sent to the Pittsfield Town Hall, 95 Main St. With Memorial Day fast approaching, this would be a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved one. Thank you in advance for your continued support for this wonderful project.

■The Pittsfield Historical Society, in conjunction with New Hampshire Humanities, will host the program: A Walk Back in Time: The Secret of Cellar Holes presented by Adair Mulligan. She will explore the origins of cellar holes and what secrets they may hide. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. This program is free and open to the public. Please join us on May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society, 13 Elm St.

■Save the date, July 13 for Old Home Day. The theme this year is Christmas in July. We are hoping for all organizations to participate in the parade this year!

■The Circle of Home & Family group will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (this is a new meeting time) at the Community Center, lower level.

■The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Main Street Grill.

■Dogs must be licensed by May 1 each year under State Law RSA 466:1. There are three ways to license your dog(s): Come into the town hall and see the town clerk; Online through the town website: purple “dog licensing” icon under “E-Services” or By U.S. mail. (For all cases we need record of the current rabies vaccination.) For questions, contact 435-6773, ext. 15 or email

■The PES Food 4 Kids Program is expanding! All of the food is donated to the program. Students bring home a bag of groceries each Thursday. If your family could benefit from this, please contact Mike Curtin at 435-8432.

■Happy birthday wishes to Jeannette Engelmann on Wednesday; to Tracy Demers on Thursday; to Greg Martin on Saturday and a very special happy birthday wish to my nephew, Nathan Fries, on Friday. I hope you all enjoy your special days.



SALISBURYTown water testing

■What’s in your water? National Drinking Water Week is May 5 to 11. The Conservation Commission is holding two well water Q&A, and water sampling sessions (sample bottles will be available). One on Wednesday and the other on May 7, both at Academy Hall, at 7 p.m. The information sessions will discuss why it’s important to test our well water and the importance of protecting your well. Technical assistance through out the process will be available. Testing results in town have shown that some residents have arsenic, lead, bacteria, and other contaminants, in their well water. If you don’t test you won’t know! Please join the water conservation commission on Wednesday, or May 7 at 7 p.m. upstairs at Academy Hall.

■Free passes for The Fells Estate located at 456 Route 103A, Newbury. Passes will be available in May, call the library for information on their release. Discover The Fells Estate, 83.5 acres of beauty and tranquility; learn the legacy of diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay; tour the 22-room Colonial Revival home; explore the forests, walk the woodland trails; and enjoy the renowned gardens. The Fells is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a preservation project of The Garden Conservancy. For more information and hours of operation visit their website at, call 763-4789 or email

■Effective May 1, the meeting time for the Board of Selectmen will change to 6 p.m. Meetings will still be held the first and third Wednesdays of the month upstairs at Academy Hall. As always the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

■The library now has passes to the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum! Each pass admits a group of up to four people or a family of adults and their children any day except special events. For more info on the museum, go to

■On Monday, the Salisbury Free Library’s Book Group will be meeting at 7 p.m. at the library. They will be reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. Books are now available at the library. The book club meets the fourth Monday of the month each month at the town library at 7 p.m. May’s book group will be reading Educated by Tara Westover and as always meets the fourth Monday of the month at the library at 7 p.m.

■Every Monday is story time at the Salisbury Free Library at 10:30 a.m.

■ Every Tuesday is Gentle flow yoga offered by Trinity Healing Energy takes place at the library 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. They also offer a gentle flow yoga class on Wednesdays 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This class costs $8 per participant.

■At the Salisbury Free Library there is a Kindle to loan. The Kindle is preloaded with e-books. Please call the library for more information. The library also offers eBooks and audio books to borrow to use on your own tablets and smart phones which are downloadable through N.H. Downloadable Books Consortium thanks to funding from N.H. State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. There are over 7,000 audio books and more than 9,000 eBook titles and magazines to choose from. All you need is a library card to take advantage of these valuable resources. There are two apps for smart phones available: Overdrive and Libby. Just go to and log in with your library card number.

■Spring cleaning? The Salisbury Free Library is always accepting books and DVD donations. Drop them off on Saturdays or label for Lindsey. The library is still in need of 10-inch pots so they may re-pot their overgrown plants. Feel free to donate potting soil if you wish, any donation is much appreciated.

■Upcoming events for Kids at the Salisbury Free Library; from June to August is the library’s summer reading program. The program takes place every Monday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. This year’s theme is universe of stories with an emphasis on science.

■The Salisbury Historical Society Scholarship Program will present an evening fundraiser in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. The event will be held at the Salisbury Town Hall on Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. Well known vocalists, Nancy Tripp and Jonathan Fowler will perform a selection of popular songs of WWII. In addition, letters from the military to their families will be read and the personal stories of these brave men and women will be discussed. A selection of fine foods will be served throughout the evening. Table seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance of this special event. Please make checks payable to: The Salisbury Historical Society Scholarship Fund “in the amount of $25 per person and mail to SHS P.O. Box 263 Salisbury, N.H. 03268.

■The 17th Annual Friends of The Salisbury Free Library town wide yard sale will take place on May 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine. Registration forms are available at the library or at the town office. You may also go to the town website and click on community news tab, click on town wide yard sale and print out a registration form using the blue hyperlink. Official yard sale map will be available at the library green on yard sale day at 8 a.m. There will be coffee and baked goods available also on the library green.

■The Salisbury Historical Society will be participating in this year’s town wide yard sale on May 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their tables will be located right outside of the Old Baptist Meeting on route 4. They will be offering a wide variety of items at very reasonable prices.

■May is also the first business meeting for the Salisbury Historical Society which takes place May 21 at 6 p.m. at the meetinghouse. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will present their winning essay and receive their check. A business meeting will follow with a vote to be taken on new proposed law changes: a discussion on this year’s Old Home Day event and the Round Robin.

■The Salisbury Historical Society is still in need of artifacts for their veteran’s display. If someone in your family has served in any war from the Revolutionary War to modern day, please take advantage of this opportunity to have them recognized for their service. Photos, with or without biographies, artifacts, uniforms etc. will make for a nice display. These items can be loaned to the society just for the display or donated to be cared for and displayed in a more permanent display. Please contact Linda at 648-2551 or at to arrange items to be picked up. Items on loan would be returned in September. This great display cannot happen without your help.

■There will be a Ravioli Dinner on May 4 at Salisbury town hall from 5 to 7 p.m. You will enjoy fresh Italian cheese or meat raviolis with meat or meatless sauce, salad, rolls, desert and beverages. Tickets are $10 per person. Please join your neighbors for some fun, good food, music and socializing. All proceeds from the dinner are to benefit Salisbury Old Home Day.

■Friendly reminder from the Town Clerk’s Office: all dogs must be licensed by April 30, pursuant to RSA 466-1 and please remember that your dog must have a current rabies certificate. Failure to license your dog is a violation under the State’s laws and carries a $25 fine.

■Every Thursday night is cribbage night at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall. Please come join us as it is always a good time with neighbors.

■At the town safety building on Tuesday and Thursday nights the Fire/Rescue and Explorers meet. On the first Tuesday, the Fire Auxiliary meets.

■The Salisbury Farmers market will be starting its fourth year on Monday afternoons at the Town hall on Route 4 and is looking for more vendors. The Farmers Market’s opening day is on June 3 and runs through the end of September it will be every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. except holidays that fall on a Monday. At this time they have a few new vendors: DSigns by DS, which is hand, dyed fabrics; RJM Woodworks who makes beautiful wooden spoons and other wood items. Also featured are Two Pines Farm with vegetables and starter plants; Cutting Farm with honey and maple syrup; Need for Beads with beautiful handmade bead jewelry; Harmony Weaving with handmade woven items; Over the Hill farm with jams, jellies and relishes. The Salisbury Farmers market is still in need of more vendors, if interested call 648-2156.



WEBSTERRoadside cleanup

■On Monday at 6:30 p.m., Select Board will meet at the Town Offices.

■On Thursday at 2 p.m., Free Kids Movie! Bernie the Dolphin is about a brother and sister who befriend a dolphin and end up needing to save their new friend’s life. Join us in the meeting hall next to the library for the movie, free popcorn, and (new) comfortable seats!

■On Thursday at 7:15 p.m., the Book Group will discuss Gideon’s Trumpet, the true story of Clarence Earl Gideon’s successful appeal to the US Supreme Court for a defendant’s right to an attorney. Copies of the book are available at the library and new faces are always welcome.

■On Friday at 7 p.m., things are buzzing in Webster! Sponsored by the Webster Conservation Commission and the Webster Free Public Library, Donna Miller, owner of Petals in the Pines in Canterbury, will speak about the importance of pollinators and how we can attract them to our own gardens, library meeting hall, 947 Battle St.

■Saturday is the 7th Annual Roadside Cleanup Day! Come to the Safety Building between 9 to 10:30 a.m. to sign in and choose your route, receive your blue trash bags, your pansies and $10 gift certificate for Roberts Greenhouse. Thank you to Sue Roberts for the generous donation! If you need more information, call Sally Embley at 456-2315.

■On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 17th Drug Take Back Event will be held. Dispose of your old prescription drugs at the Safety Building, 851 Battle St. Sponsored by the Webster Police Department.

■Next weekend is the 37th Annual New England Division Slalom Championship for canoes and kayaks on the Blackwater River. Volunteers are needed to help set up the course on Friday. Please contact Sonny Hunt at 753-9576 for more information.

■Saturday night from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Roast Pork Supper with all the fixings at the Webster Town Hall. Cost is $10 adults, $5 children. Sponsored by the Webster Congregational Church.

■April 28 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. is Kayak Race Day Annual Public Breakfast. Sponsored by the Webster Congregational Church.

■Don’t forget to sign up for your space on the map for the Town-Wide Yard Sale on May 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, mail your name, address and $10 registration fee to Sarah Mason, 630 White Plains Road. All proceeds from map registration fees and map sales benefit the WES PTO, you keep the earnings of your yard sale. Maps will be on sale the morning of the yard sale at Webster Elementary School. No tornadoes! Salisbury Town-Wide Yard Sale will be this same day! Maps available at the library on Route 4.

■The Webster Historical Society/Meeting House Society will be participating in the Town-Wide Yard Sale and are looking for donations (if you don’t want to have your own sale) to raise money for repairs for the Meeting House. Call 456-3555 for drop-off time and more information.


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