Merrimack Valley region town crier for Nov. 10, 2019

Published: 11/10/2019 3:04:48 PM
ANDOVER‘Aging in Place’

■A presentation on “Aging in Place” and how to adapt your home to changing needs as you get older will be given by Cheryl Phelps, occupational therapist, Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at The Andover Community Hub. The program is free. For more information, contact

■The Baltimore-based duo of singer-songwriter-guitarists “Nick and Luke” will be the featured performers at the Andover Community Coffeehouse on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors of the Highland Lake Grange Hall, intersection of Route 11 and Chase Hill Road in East Andover, open at 6 p.m. for food and beverage purchases as well as Open Mic sign-ups on a first come, first served basis. The evening is free but donations are gratefully accepted. This month’s sponsor is Ragged View Farm in Andover. More information about Nick, Luke and the Coffeehouse is at

■The Andover Fish and Game Club’s Annual Turkey Raffle will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the AF&G Clubhouse on Channel Road in East Andover. The raffle includes hams, turkeys, special items and a Mossberg Shotgun, as well as $500 of heating fuel at the company of your choice. There will be 50/50 raffle and deer pool tickets will also be available. Refreshments served. For more information, call 735-5311.

■The 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, will be shown on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at The Andover Community Hub. It’s a comedy/drama about southern women’s friendships, with a cast that includes Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Cicely Tyson, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary Louise Parker. All are welcome, and we serve popcorn!



BOSCAWENHonor veterans

■Veterans will be honored at a ceremony at the Veteran’s Cemetery on Monday at 110 Daniel Webster Highway. Services begin at 11 a.m. and attendees are asked to arrive at 10:30 am to avoid traffic back-up and time to park and walk. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The service lasts about one hour.

■One more opportunity is available to attend a Exploring Mindfulness class at the Boscawen Public Library on Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Classes are taught by Judi Abbe, a long time devotee of Mindfulness. Be sure to dress comfortably for a relaxing experience.

■If you are looking for part-time, temporary work, consider joining the 2020 U.S. Census Team. A Census Bureau agent will be in the entrance of the Town Municipal Offices Building on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to assist with the application process. The agent will also be at the library on Dec. 11 during the same hours as noted above. More information is online at

■Popular Connecticut dance caller Tod Whittemore visits Boscawen on Saturday to lead an evening of mostly older dances. Expect classic contra dances and singing squares with a waltz or two thrown in. Fiddlers Bruce Cobb and Paul Lizotte will be accompanied by Dave Moore on the piano. Beginners, singles, and families are welcomed; all dances are taught (except the waltz. This month, only, admission is free in honor of Concord’s Sylvia Miskoe. The dance runs from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Boscawen Town Hall (basement of Congregational Church) at 12 High St.

■Town Municipal Offices, the Boscawen Public Library and Merrimack Valley Schools will be closed Monday for Veteran’s Day.



CANTERBURYHelp the food pantry

■Ham and Bean Benefit Supper is today from 5 p.m. onwards, in the Parish House, to raise funds for the Loudon Food Pantry. Cost is $5 individuals, $3 with a non-perishable pantry donation, $20 per family. Veterans and active service personnel free in honor of Veterans Day. Contact Rick Crockford at 496-2255.

■Canterbury Shaker Village organ concert series begins today at 2 p.m. with Adam Peithmann performing, in celebration of the 1997 Hook and Hastings pipe organ. Concert is the Chapel, seating limited to 75 people with a reception to follow in the Creamery. Second concert on Nov. 24 with RP Hale performing. Special exhibit “The Shakers and this Modern World,” hosted at the Currier Museum of Manchester, through Feb. 16. See for full details.

■Town offices closed Monday for Veterans Day.

■Elkins Public Library will be closed for Veterans Day. Squam Lake Science Center Earth Heroes will run Tuesday at 7 p.m., including the opportunity to see and learn about Peregrine Falcons and other creatures doing great things in their natural habitat. Book Group meets Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., reading Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

■Canterbury Community Farmers Market is indoors at Canterbury Elementary School gym on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

■CES Student Council’s Senior Citizen’s Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held Nov. 21 at noon. Invitations are being sent out but if a local senior wants to attend they should contact the school at 783-9844.

■Mass Incarceration Presentation will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Quaker Meeting House, 11 Oxbow Pond Road, led by Richard Van Wickler, superintendent of the Cheshire County House of Corrections, U.S. Army veteran and Keene State lecturer.

■Save the date for CUCC Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations welcome; contact Polly Camire at

■For holiday gifts, the 2018 history of Canterbury written by Katherine Grover will be discounted for holiday purchases, selling for $25 in the Country Store and Elkins Library.

■Loudon Food Pantry, providing for Canterbury residents among other towns, is located in the Huckleberry Business Park, 30 Chichester Road in Loudon. Donations sought for Thanksgiving boxes are needed by Friday for distribution afterwards. See or call Sue at 724-9731.


SALISBURYTown’s Craft Fair

■The town offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Veterans Day. The office will reopen Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

■No school for the MVSD school district on Monday.

■The new town administrator announced new hours for the town offices effective Nov. 4. The selectmen, planning and zoning office hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday evening office hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. They are closed Mondays. The town clerk hours are as follows: Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the first and third Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.

■The Budget Committee meets at Academy Hall at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18.

■Board of Selectmen meet up stairs at Academy Hall at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20. Everyone is welcome to attend.

■On Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall on Route 4, there will be the Annual Town’s Craft Fair sponsored by the Friends of the Salisbury Free Library. There will be all sorts of things to see and buy and do. There are still a few T-shirts, tote bags and glass medallions commemorating last year’s 250th celebration of the town’s incorporation. They will be available for purchase just in case you missed out on those last year.

■The SES students are collecting items for the raffle baskets that are raffled off at the Salisbury Library Annual Craft Fair which is Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kindergarten is collecting things to make a movie night basket, which may include things liken popcorn, movies, candy, blankets, gift cards etc. First grade is collecting things for an Arts and Crafts basket which may include , paper, scissors, glue, glitter, clay, yarn, Legos, markers and so on. Second grade is doing a family game night basket ideas for that are board and card games, popcorn, snacks, drinks, blankets, pillows, gift cards etc. Third and Fourth grades are collecting items for a gift wrapping basket which may include items such as paper, scissors, tape, gift wrap, bows, gift bags, ribbon, tissue paper and so on. Fifth-grade is collecting items for a pet basket this may include items such as cat and dog treats, cat and dog toys, leashes, bones, gift cards etc. All your donations and contributions go to the Salisbury Elementary School. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets or if you have any questions you may call the school at 648-2206 and ask for Linda Kimball.

■There is a new town clerk. Jim Mailloux has been appointed town clerk for Salisbury. He will be taking over for April Rollins who has been hired as the new town administrator.

■Countryside Builders LLC of Salisbury is sponsoring a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Dec. 3 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall on Route 4. Please sign up ahead of time at and choose the Salisbury drive. Every donation can save up to three lives!

■Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month here at Salisbury Free Library at 7 p.m. Book Group will be reading Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro as of Nov. 25. Books are now available at the library.

■Story time is at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays. Come enjoy books, songs, and crafts with your little ones.

■These Passes now available at the library thanks to the friends of the library: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum pass admits a group of up to four people or a family of adults and their children any day except special events. The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens pass is for a single day and admits two adults and accompanying children under the age of 18 to The Fells Main House and grounds. It is not valid for programs or events which include a fee. N.H. State Parks pass grants admission for two adults and four children to any day-use park at no additional charge. Not valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, the Flume Gorge, Hampton Beach State Park – South Beach, Wallis Sands State Park, or metered parking. The pass may not be used for camping fees. Museum of Fine Arts Boston passes is good for two people and entitles visitor to $10 admission.

■Every Thursday is Cribbage Night at the Town Hall on Route 4. All are welcome and it is always a good time with neighbors.

■At the Salisbury Safety Building, the Fire/Rescue and Explorers meet on Tuesdays and Thursday nights. The Fire Auxiliary meets first Tuesday of the month.

■The transfer station is only open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember to recycle all your glass, no matter the color. It saves not only the environment but it saves us all money. Paper and cardboard and metals are also recyclable.

■The Salisbury Elementary School and PTG would like to say thank you to Brett and Lisa Walker for their continued support and donation to the PTG . It is because of their hard work and dedication that the PTG is able to do more with the Artist in Residence program each year. The PTG and school would also like to thank all those inside and outside of the community that helped with and participated in and visited the Salisbury Haunted Woods barn and Trail. Approximately 1,500 people came through this great charity haunt this season!



WEBSTEREat Mexican, support PTO

■Support the Webster Elementary PTO by eating Noche Mexicana on Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to close at Margarita’s Restaurant in Concord. Dine in, take out, or sit in the lounge and 20% of your bill will be donated to the WES PTO.

■The Annual Harvest Supper and Penny Sale sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Webster will be held in the Webster Town Hall (Battle Street) on Saturday. Penny sale raffle tickets go on sale at 3 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. with the drawing beginning at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are one sheet for $2 and three sheets for $5. The Harvest Supper will feature roast pork, potatoes, vegetables, assorted salads, rolls, beverages, and apple crisp. The dinner goes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adult meals are $10, children 6 to 12 years are $5, and children under 5 are free.

■The Webster Historical Society has their 2020 calendars ready for sale. The calendars are full of historical photos, a map, and, of course, their famous time tested recipes from Webster residents. Calendars are $10 each and are available at the town hall, Roberts Greenhouse, the Dec. 7 Christmas Craft Fair at town hall, or call Alberta Snow at 848-9666.

■The Webster Free Public Library movie this Friday is Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of mistaken identity, passion, and murder, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Join us at 7 p.m. in the meeting hall next to the library. Free refreshments!

■Our next library book group meeting isn’t until Dec. 12, but we have copies of the book available for you now. We’ll be reading Kurt Vonnegut’s classic, Player Piano, in which most jobs have been replaced by machines. Just a silly sci-fi story, or eerily predictive? You decide.

■The Select Board will meet for a Work Session on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Conference Room.

■The Energy Committee will meet on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

■The Conservation Committee will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

■The library and all town offices are closed on Monday for Veterans Day.


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