Town Crier for June 5, 2016

Published: 6/6/2016 9:14:23 PM
Allenstown Decorators will gather

The Allenstown select board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Old Allenstown Meeting House, 150 Deerfield Road. Open to the public.

The Suncook Senior Center will have an activity planning meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the new Community Center, 8 Whitten St. For more information, call Leslie at 485-4254.

The Suncook Senior Center on Thursday will hold a decorating committee meeting at 10 a.m. All are welcomed. For more information call 485-4254.

The Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day is seeking crafters and vendors to be a part of the Old Home Day celebration Aug. 27. Contact Stephanie Cheney at 491-2301 for crafters and Tom or Chris Hebert for food vendors at 485-9838.

St. John the Baptist Community Table, which served dinners on Tuesdays, had stopped for the summer months. Sandralee Jones, coordinator of the Community Table, thanks all those who have supported and helped with donations or time in serving and cleaning up. It had 45 to 75 people attend the dinners and is looking forward to seeing everyone again Sept. 13.

The penny sale meeting will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.



ANDOVER Tour last one-room school

A guided tour of Andover’s own “little red schoolhouse,” arranged specially for area residents, will be offered at 1 p.m. June 12, at the schoolhouse at the end of Tucker Mountain Road. The tour, sponsored by the Andover Institute and the Andover Historical Society, is open to the public at no cost and will be led by Donna Baker-Hartwell, whose family donated the structure and the land on which it sits to the Historical Society in 2004. One of 13 one-room schools that comprised the town of Andover’s school system, the Tucker Mountain Schoolhouse was built in 1837 and is the only schoolhouse in town still remaining in original condition.



BOSCAWEN Learn to make the most selling at markets

Are you a commercial grower or a garden enthusiast that would like to sell at a farm stand or farmers market or already do? If so, the free workshop “Want to Sell More at the Farmer’s Market and Make Money” is for you. It will be held Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boscawen Municipal Complex in the fourth floor conference room. Nada Haddad, food and agriculture field specialist at the UNH Cooperative Extension, will give you tips on how to get ready for your farmers market. For more information, call Mary West at 796-2151 or email

Sign-ups for the Parks and Recreation summer youth program have started and will run until the program is full. Applications are available at the town municipal offices during regular business hours. The program will be held from June 20 to Aug. 13. Children who live in Boscawen and are at least six years old are eligible to apply. Registration is $25 per child or $50 maximum for the family and includes T-shirts and field trips. Don’t wait too long to register your child or children for this popular program.

The Boscawen Public Library summer reading program is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” and will begin June 20 with program sign-ups from 1 to 8 p.m. and an open house at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Keep track of your reading, listen to audio books or attend library programs and you will earn prizes. You will also be entered into the grand prize raffles.

The Boscawen Public Library will be closed Saturday.



BOW Don’t miss everything Strawberry Fest offers

The Bow Garden Club will meet June 13 at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Road, at 6:30 p.m. Doors will be open at 6 p.m.and light refreshments will be available. The evening’s program will be “What’s New in Perennials” with Nancy Towle from the Black Forest Nursery. For more information, visit, call 224-9808 or email

The Bow Mills United Methodist Church will hold its eighth annual Strawberry Festival on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blessing of the animals, food, demonstrations, entertainment, vendors, animals and more. Proceed benefit Cross Town Kids Sports Program. For more information, call 228-1154 or 224-0884.

The Falcons Booster Club golf tournament will be Aug. 12.


CANTERBURY Learn about brewmaking

Steve Allman will teach about beer making Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library. Learn more about Allman’s building of Canterbury Aleworks, a wood fired, water powered nano-brewery begun in the Great Recession and now a significant destination in Canterbury. Refreshments will be served.

Margaret Gillespie from Squam Lake Natural Science Center will present Nearer to Nature on June 14 at 7 p.m.

The summer program will begin June 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Canterbury Community Farmers Market will reopen Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. next to the Elkins Library. Wear your decorated “Happy Hat” and you may win a prize. Music by Kyle Masterson. For more information, visit or Facebook. Opening day specials include chair massage by Judy Nelson and book sale by the library.

Transition Canterbury will host an adult clothing exchange Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at town hall. Bring gently-used, good quality adult clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories (no children’s clothes, nightwear, underwear or swimwear) to the town hall Monday or Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Call Ruth Heath if interested in helping out at 724-4343.

Thank you to this year’s outgoing 4-H officers Josie Scarponi, H. LaVallee, Katherine Wieck, Cecilia Condi, Claire Rockford, Sophie Miller, Mya Maas, Mary Osmer and Maddy Scarponi. New officers will be President LaVallee, Vice President Connor Jackson, Treasurer Jacob Condi, Historian Cecilia Condi, Reporter Ethan Condi, Recreation Chair Keegan Martinez, Refreshment Chair Ava Tonkin and Healthy Living Officer Brianna Chamberlin. The end of year party will be Monday at 6 p.m. with dinner and pirate-themed activities.

Kids’ Morris dance will begin Thursday from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at the Parish House to prepare for the Canterbury Fair. For more information, call 783-8374.

The elementary school will hold a field day Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. The school term ends June 14.

Canterbury Shaker Village is now open for the summer season. Visit for more information.

Donations for the What Not collections and book/multi-media stalls for the Canterbury Fair may be dropped off at The Byre, 112 Southwest Road, through July 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. No large electronics. The fair committee will meet Wednesday and July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Parish House. For more information, call 783-0335 or email


CHICHESTERUsed-book sale Saturday

The delegate domicile registration dates are Monday through Friday. A person must file with the town clerk where he or she lives to run for state representative or delegate to the Republican State Convention. This is for the Sept. 13 state primary. Call the Chichester Town Clerk at 798-5350 or the Secretary of State office for more information.

The Down Cellar Poets will be meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the library. New members are welcome.

The select board will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.

The library has purchased fun passes for many attractions across the state. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these discounts for their summer activities.

The library used-book sale will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library will host Alzheimer’s Cafe on Friday at 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for caregivers and those they care for to talk, listen to music and enjoy refreshments. Open to new members.



DUNBARTON Reading programs kicks off with kickball game

The PTO will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the elementary school media center. Child care provided.

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade will perform at the Spring Concert on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the elementary school gymnasium.

Men’s Coffee Chat will be Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the library.

The spring book discussion will be June 13 at 10 a.m. at the library on Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Bring lunch.

The summer reading program will run June 24 to Aug. 5. It will begin with the family kickball game June 24 at 6:30 p.m.

An art event will be held at the library June 24. Decorate a hula hoop.

The fire department will hold a chicken barbecue June 26. Tickets are $10 or $5 for children younger than 12. Pick them up from any firefighter or at the transfer station on Saturdays. For more information, call 774-1616.



EPSOM Mentalist to amaze inlibrary presentation

The library will show Joy on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., starring Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DiNiro and Bradley Cooper. Popcorn and drinks will be available.

Mentalist Preston Heller will visit the library June 15 at 7 p.m. with his show, “Well Guarded Secrets,” which demands audience participation. No charge, but bring food or money for the Epsom Food Pantry.

In May, the book group discussed Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and as a follow-up, the movie based on the book will be shown Friday at 6 p.m. Even if you didn’t attend the discussion, you are welcome at the movie.

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer an eight-week fall prevention program, “A Matter of Balance.” This program helps adults view falls and the fear of falling as controllable. It also shows participants ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and offers exercises to increase strength and balance. The free program takes place Wednesdays from June 22 to Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Epsom Public Library. To register, call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, or visit

Knitting Club will meet Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Story time will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The infant program will gather Monday at 10 a.m.

The select board will meet Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library.

The trustees of trust funds will meet Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the town offices.


FRANKLIN See a magical show

The Franklin Opera House will present Cinderella from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This annual performance of public school students is not to be missed. Tickets are now available by calling 934-1901 or visit

The TRIP Center offers bus service to Concord the second Monday of each month. Register for this month’s trip on June 13. Opportunities to go bowling, shopping or to an appointment are available. Call the center at 934-4151.

Affordable Hearing will be at the TRIP Center on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for free hearing evaluations. For more information, call 934-4151.

The city council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in city hall.

The Mayor’s Drug Task Force will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at Bessie Rowell Community Center. For more information, call Angela Lynch at 998-5337.

The Franklin Area Lions Club will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Soda Shoppe. For more information, contact Myla Everett 496-0190.

The Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at Ralph & Jo’s Cafe. For more information, call 934-0411.

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry requests paper goods: tissue paper, paper towels and toilet paper. For more information, call the director, the Rev. Heavey, at 934-2662.

UNOs in Tilton is offering a “Dough Raiser” fundraiser for Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, every other month, on the second Tuesday. Contact the Rev. Heavey at 934-2662 to pick up coupons that will set aside 20 percent of your bill for the food pantry. Ask for extra coupons to pass on to friends.

The Franklin High School Class Night ceremony will be Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Come by the Franklin Public Library for a schedule of summer events for children and their families. The Summer Reading Program begins June 22 through Aug. 13.

It’s time to register youngsters for summer activities. Stop by Franklin Parks and Recreation at the Bessie Rowell Community Center for a listing of summer activities for children of all ages. For more information, visit or call 934-2118.

FACT Camp 1 and FACT Camp 2 will be offered again this summer for students to learn theater arts. Each camp ends with a performance. Visit for registration information or call 934-1901.



HENNIKERTee-off time

Congregational Church of Henniker will hold its 15th annual Golf Tournament at Angus Lea Golf Course in Hillsboro today at 1 p.m. For more information, call 428-3747 or visit  

The church will hold a free community supper Sunday at 5 p.m.

Academic Awards and Scholarship Night will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at John Stark Regional High School. There are more than 30 area organizations giving out scholarships this year to help our high school seniors move onto the next phase of their lives.

The Henniker Summer Concert series will begin June 14 at 7 p.m. with 4EVERFAB, a phenomenally talented and meticulously exact Beatles tribute band whose beautiful harmonies and arrangements help get audiences in touch with why they loved the Beatles in the first place.  For more information, visit

Summer LINEC classes for seniors and younger adults begin the first week of July on the campus of New England College in Henniker. You can join other "Armchair Travelers" in vicariously visiting the Azores, Australia and Greece. Or hear about the latest in Permaculture, Perennials, and woodland landscaping in an offering titled "Gardens and Gardening."  Other topics include oral histories of fascinating area individuals; a discussion of current food issues. For more information or to register, visit or email


HILLSBORO / DEERINGWatch ‘Peanuts’ comic come to life

Summer's back and so is the Hillsboro Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. head to Butler Park and select the cream of the crops from your local farmers, gardeners, bakers, and craftspeople.

The Greater Hillsboro Senior Services will visit Fuller Garden and Newcastle for a picnic Thursday leaving Shaw’s at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $8 for access to the gardens and transportation is $9. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 to reserve a seat.

The monthly trip to Walmart will be Friday leaving Shaw’s at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5. Call Marie Mogavero at 464-4726 to reserve a seat.

A free family movie night will be Saturday, showing the new Peanuts movie on the big screen downstairs at Smith Memorial Congregational Church.  Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 7 p.m.


HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKSign up for art camp

Hashtag Art Studio will hold a summer camp in June from 1 to 5 p.m. for children age 6 to 14. For more information, visit or or call 410-7363

Hopkinton Lions will have a huge yard sale Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hopkinton Fairground’s Stewart Building; use the green gate. Huge thanks to all who have already donated. The funds raised go right back into the community in vision and hearing exams, glasses, scholarships, camperships and many other local projects.

The Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library will accept book donations through June 22 for its annual Book Sale on June 25.  No magazines, records, VHS/cassettes, textbooks, encyclopedias, musty or water damaged books. Bring them in boxes if possible.

The Contoocook Farmers Market will return to the Train Depot on Saturday. Join us outside for another season of great food, music, and fun every week, 9 a.m .to noon through October. SNAP/EBT now accepted; crafts on the first Saturday of the month, and a local N.H. fish CSA is available. For more information, visit

As part of the ongoing facility committee work, the public is welcome to tour schools and view the conditions of each building. For more information, email Superintendent Chamberlin at or call  746-5186. Tour Hopkinton Middle/High School on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Lunch at the senior center will be held Wednesday at noon. This week is turkey cashew salad, three-bean salad and cookies and ice cream. There is a $4 suggested donation.

Dial-a-Ride and Senior Services Inc. is a volunteer-based service that provides transportation for persons in the Hopkinton area who are 55 or older. Rides are provided for medical and/or personal appointments, such as banking, grocery shopping, hair appointments, etc. in the Hopkinton and Concord areas. Call 746-4357 to arrange transportation. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon; call at least 48 hours in advance if possible. Dial-A-Ride depends on volunteers to make this service possible, and we welcome new members.Give us a call to find out how to become a driver or office volunteer.

To register for football and cheer, visit and download registration and physical release form.

The Summer Reading Program is looking for students in sixth grade and older.  For more information email or call 746-3663.



PEMBROKELocal illustrator’s work is on display

Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day is seeking crafters and vendors to be part of their celebration Aug. 27.  Crafters contact Stephanie at 491-2301.  Food vendors contact Tom or Chris at 485-9838.

Suncook Youth Soccer in-person signup night for fall soccer will be held June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pembroke Town Library.

During the month of June, the Pembroke Town Library will be featuring the artwork of Ray Medici, a Pembroke resident. Medici is a painter and illustrator and has done work for clients around the world. His illustrations have appeared in books, advertising, toy packaging, greeting cards, newspapers, magazines and fashion retailers. He has won a number of N.E.P.A. awards for his editorial illustrations. Favorite subjects are almost always people who can appear as a “Pop art” poster in acrylics or portraits in oil. His new focus is pet portraits which will be displayed for the first time at the library. This exhibit is available for viewing during the regular library hours.

Summer camp at Krazy Kids Indoor Play and Party Center, 60 Sheep Davis Road, will begin soon. For more information, call 228-7529.



PITTSFIELDLast day of yard sale

Today is the last day of the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce multi-town yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Loudon, Northwood and Pittsfield. The yard sale map will be posted in the form of a link to a Google map online at There will also be a printable address list by town.

Team up with the Pittsfield Middle/High School Athletic Department and help veterans in need through Operation Hat Trick.  Hats are $20 and are on sale at the town hall, police department and school office.

Pittsfield Middle/High School Athletic Hall of Fame nominations are due June 30. Visit the school website,, to obtain a nomination form.  Completed forms may be submitted to

It is time to pick the 2016 Pittsfield Citizen of the Year. Whose activities and accomplishments to better our town do you feel make them eligible for this year’s award? Send the name of your nominee and the reason they should be Citizen of the Year to: Citizen of the Year, P.O. Box 173 Pittsfield 03263.  Nominations must be received by Wednesday.

Old Home Day will be July 23 and a community fair will be held at Dustin Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Old Home Day Committee is looking for crafters and community organizations to join the fair.  Community organizations can participate for free and the vendor fee is $10. Contact Leslie Vogt at 435-7993 or

The annual cook-off for Old Home Day will be whoopie pies.  Find your best recipe and call Andi Riel at 435-6346 to register. Cash prizes will be awarded for $75, $50, $25. Just make your best whoopie pies and drop them off July 23 at the 4-H Booth at Dustin Park by 9 a.m.

The Pittsfield Youth Baseball Association is holding a raffle for four front row seat tickets to the Red Sox vs. Angels. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased at Bell Brothers store or by emailing

“A Slice of Americana,” the First Congregational Church’s annual patriotic concert, will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the church, 24 Main St. It will feature the Chancel Choir, JuBellation Handbell Choir and other musicians. Light refreshments will be served.  Parking and wheelchair accessibility available from the Chestnut Street entrance. For more information, call 435-7471. God Bless America!

Do you remember the Suncook Valley Railroad? Join the Pittsfield Historical Society and bring your pictures, stories and memorabilia to share as we remember Pittsfield’s historic “Blueberry Express.”  This fun and informative meeting will be held Wednesday at the Undercroft of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 50 Main St., at 7 p.m.

The South Pittsfield Community Club's ham and bean supper will be Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Club House on Dowboro Road.  The price is $8 or $4 for children and under age 6 are free.

The PTO will have its last meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school library.  For more information, contact Lisa English at 340-4831 or

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

The Carpenter Library Summer Reading Program’s theme is “Get in the Game – Read!” Moms and dads, parents and grandparents, join us at the Pittsfield Elementary on Friday at 1:15 p.m. to enjoy and special performance with Steve Blunt and his band as they introduce our 2016 theme with some great music.

Exhibition Night will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the high school. This is an opportunity for students to showcase their work and share their learning experiences with the community.  Come see what our students have been hard at work at.

Footwork Friday for elementary school students is an event where kids can meet at the Family Dollar Store on Catamount Road and walk to school with friends and teachers.  On Friday and June 17,  small groups will walk to school from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. For more information, call Mr. Hamilton or Mr. Curtin at 435-8432.

Happy birthday wishes to Dana Bishop.

Happy anniversary wishes to Cathy and Joe McHugh.



SALISBURYNominate a resident

Tax Collector Gayle Landry announced that the first issue tax bills have been mailed with a due date of July 6.

Library trustees will hold an open house at the Salisbury Free Library on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. to say goodbye to library Director Mindy Atwood.  Refreshments will be served.

The planning board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Academy Hall.

The Old Home Day committee will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Academy Hall.

The farmers market will be held Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the town hall.

Old Home Day Chairwoman Nancy Hayden is looking for nominations for citizen of the year.  Do you know of someone you feel should be nominated ? The committee is looking for nominations for an individual who has been active in town issues, someone who has gone above and beyond  and served the people of Salisbury in different capacities.  Nominations can be left in suggestion boxes (found at the library, Crossroads Store and the town office) or you can call Nancy Hayden at 648-2677  or email her at The deadline to submit is July 13.



WARNERMink Hill Band to perform at stage

BookEnds BookGroup will discuss All the Life We Cannot See today at 2 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds.

Meet the veterinarian who wrote the book Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy on June 26 at 2 p.m. Wendy Jensen will speak on healing our companion animals from the inside out.

Alzheimer’s Cafe will meet Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the New Hampshire Telephone Museum.

The Mink Hills Band will perform June 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the MainStreet Warner Stage. For more information, visit

A farmers market will run Tuesdays, June through September from 3 to 6 p.m. in the yard of MainStreet BookEnds. The Warner Area Farmers Market is held Saturdays from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on the town hall lawn. For more information, call 456-2319.

The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale is open for the season.  Regular hours will be Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

United Church of Warner will hold a public supper Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Menu is pot roast, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad and strawberry shortcake. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and free for those younger. Proceeds support the Warner Food Pantry.

Incoming kindergarten visitation will be Monday at 3:15 p.m. at the school.

Fifth-grade step-up day will be Wednesday morning.

The last day of school, the Davis awards, and the family cookout will be June 17.



WEAREBingo is every month

Weare Farmers Market will be Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the gazebo at the middle school.

The nonprofit South Weare Improvement Society will hold bingo June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, and Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Osborne Memorial Hall. Bingo sheets, daubers, pull-tabs and refreshments are for sale. Proceeds benefit Osborne Memorial Hall renovations, so do not carry in. No one under 18 is allowed.


WEBSTERDrama club toperform Tuesday

Daniel Webster Grange Pomona members will meeting Monday at Concord Grange, formerly Pineconia Grange, at the I.E.B.W. Hall on Airport Road in Concord at 7 p.m. It will judge the baking contest winners of the subordinate granges in Merrimack County. Refreshments will be served after the meeting closes.

Extra activities at Webster Elementary School this week include, Drama Club on Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a drama performance Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be an open house for third grade.

On Thursday, the school PTO will meet at 6 p.m. at the school.

On Friday, there will be a field day at the school.



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