Merrimack Valley region town crier for Dec. 12, 2019

Published: 12/8/2019 1:24:29 PM
ANDOVERMovies and more at Hub

■“Christmas is For Kids” will be held at The Andover Community Hub on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your kids or grandkids to give them an opportunity to meet Santa and have their picture taken with him, create a wish list and send it to the North Pole, make a holiday ornament for the tree as well as other holiday crafts, and enjoy some special treats!

■The recent movie, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” will be shown at The Andover Commnity Hub on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. This comedy/drama starring Cate Blanchette and Billy Crudup is based on the popular novel of the same name by Maria Semple. Bernadette hates people, hates leaving the house, and more than anything, hates the other parents at her daughter Bee’s school. When she disappears, it’s Bee’s mission to find out where she disappeared to and what really happened to her. All are welcome, and there’s free popcorn!

■Another fun “Paint & Sip” evening will be held at The Andover Community Hub on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Participants can have a glass of wine, grab a paintbrush, and uncork their creative side with the help of local artist Molly Leith, using a well-known work of art for inspiration. The fee of $25 includes wine, soda, snacks and all art supplies. Spaces are limited and advance registration is required. To register, contact to let us know you’re planning to attend, and then put your check in the mail to The Andover Community Hub, PO Box 157, Andover 03216 or drop it off at the Hub.

■A Holiday Food Pantry is now open at The Andover Community Hub, Saturdays through Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. from now through Dec. 24. Please help spread the word to anyone who might need some help with feeding their families. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome and can be left in a box in the hall at the Hub. A few more volunteers to staff the pantry are also needed; if available, contact Ty Morris at



BOSCAWEN Holiday celebration

■The Boscawen Public Library Holiday Celebration and Open House will be Dec. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy the music of Rich Araldi. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear special real music at the Free House Concert. Snacks and beverages will be served.

■If you are looking for part-time, temporary work, beginning in the spring, 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. More information is online at

■Need a break from holiday stress? Check out contra dancing at the Boscawen Town Hall on Dec. 21 from 8 to 11 p.m. This month’s dance features seasonal favorites. Canterbury’s Dudley Laufman is master of ceremonies, accompanied by musicians including Jane and Russell Orzechowski and Sue Hunt. All dances are taught, no experience is necessary. Beginners, families and singles are welcome. An admission cost of $9 for adults, $5 for ages 15 to 25 and free for those under 15.

■A Kid’s Holiday Crafts Workshop will be held at the Boscawen Public Library on Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your imaginations! Materials and supplies will be provided for participants. Please call or drop by the library to sign up.



CANTERBURY Spiritual, seasonal

■Clough Tavern Farm Christmas’s final day is today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 23 Clough Tavern Road. Call 731-5574 for details. Shop for beautiful artisan products for Christmas holiday gifts.

■Today at the Quaker Meeting House will be the International Peace Light from noon to 12:45 p.m. Collect a candle lit from an International Peace Light, join others round the world participating, and take the candle home to pray for peace. Contact Ruth Heath with inquiries 724-4343.

■Santa’s Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m., in the Parish House. Meet Santa, make craft gifts and enjoy pancakes. Cost is $5 adults, $4 children under 12, under 2 is free, $15 family admission. The breakfast is a benefit for the Canterbury Rascals 4-H Club. Contact or call 724 5353 with inquiries.

■Canterbury Community Farmer Market’s last market of the year will be Saturday in the CES gym from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop local and artisan products and gifts for the winter holidays. Visit for applications for vendors.

■Canterbury Church in the Woods’s Sacred Ground Exchange will be Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. How does one speak of the earth as sacred? This is a group meditation, exchange and story telling event, a chance to join with others to discuss the many ways people engage and experience the natural world as sacred. Space is limited. Please RSVP on, or contact Teresa Gardner at

■“How Far Is It To Bethlehem?” will be at Canterbury Center once again Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m., gathering at the church first and then following the Christmas story around the Center, with a potluck supper afterwards in the Parish House. Follow the star around town in the days beforehand.

■Canterbury Shaker Village will present a special exhibit, “The Shakers and this Modern World,” hosted at the Currier Museum in Manchester through Feb. 16. And Christmas with the Canterbury Shakers Tours will run today and Dec. 13, 15 at 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m.: and Christmas at Canterbury opens Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Visit for full details.

■The CES PTO will be selling Christmas trees again in the Center until Dec. 21.

■Canterbury Historical Society has for holiday gifts, the 2018 history of Canterbury written by Katherine Grover at a discount, selling for $25 in the Country Store and Elkins Library.

■Loudon Food Pantry provides for Canterbury residents among other towns. Donate three or more non-perishable food items to the pantry at N.H. Motor Speedway/Eastern Propane and Oil annual Gift of Lights and receive $2 off admission ticket. For more information, visit or or call Sue at 724-9731.


SALISBURY Volunteers for Home Day

■Old Home Day Committee volunteers are needed to help with preparation, scheduling and organizing. Please contact the selectmen’s office if you are interested in serving our community by calling 648-6320 or by email at

■The Salisbury Elementary school is looking for donations of new and used items for the kids annual holiday gift giving sale. Items for moms, grandmas, dads, brothers, sisters and so on. They are always short on items for teens and dads. They will also need wrapping paper, gift boxes, tape, bows, tissue paper and gift tags. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. This is always a fun event sponsored by the SES PTG that the kids really enjoy shopping for unique gifts for their loved ones. Each child can purchase gifts for $1 to $5 for their loved ones. The PTG buys the extra things that are needed that they don’t receive in donations. Items may be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the Salisbury Elementary school office. All donations need to be in by Dec. 16. Any questions please contact the school at 648-2206.

■When there is inclement weather forecasted all motorized vehicles are asked not to park on the sides of any town maintained roadways. Residents or travelers that fail to comply with this request will be towed at their own expense.

■The Town of Salisbury is now accepting resumes for a part-time appointed deputy treasurer position in the selectmen’s office. This position is responsible for the town’s cash needs, depositing, disbursements, payroll, and accountability of municipal funds. Also responsible for the maintenance of related books, records, and reconciliations. This position requires 2 to 4 hours per week, in the absence of the town treasurer. Salary will commensurate with experience. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please mail to the Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 214, Salisbury, NH 03268, or email to

■At the library, Book Club will not be meeting in December. They will return in January with “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Story time is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday mornings; come enjoy books, songs, and crafts with your little ones. Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, The Fell Historic Estate, N.H. State Parks and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston have passes available at the library.

■The Salisbury Historical society is currently seeking a candidate for the position of treasurer. If you are interested or have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dave Merwin, 455-4310 or Cindy Romano, 648-6064.

■Every Thursday is Cribbage Night at the Town Hall onRoute 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 the first Tuesday of the month.

■The transfer station is 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.



WEBSTER Conservation meeting

■The Webster Conservation Commission will conduct their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the select board conference room at Town Hall.

■The Pillsbury Lake Village District has an RFP for On-Call Emergency Repair Services (2019-11). The submission deadline is Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. The question deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. For more information, see the Town of Webster website.


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