Merrimack Valley region town crier for Dec. 29, 2019

Published: 12/29/2019 2:20:53 PM
Modified: 12/29/2019 2:20:40 PM
BOSCAWENHilton Park to perform

■Concord VNA will be at Boscawen Green on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Services include foot care, blood pressure screening, and B-12 injections. A donation of $10 is suggested but services are provided regardless of ability to pay. Call 224-4093, ext. 5815 to schedule your appointment.

■Hilton Park is the featured performer at the High Street Coffee House on Friday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and around 9:30. There is an open mic period between their shows. The coffee house is at Boscawen Town Hall (downstairs of Congregational Church). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this free show and refreshments will be sold.

■Begin your New Year with a delicious pancake breakfast and help support the Priscilla Chapter No. 51 Service Dog Program. The breakfast will be served on Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Horace Chase Lodge. Your meal includes plain or blueberry homemade pancakes, bacon or sausage and beverages and costs $8 for adults and teens, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for 5 and under.

■Nominations for the next Boston Post Cane recipient are being considered by the Boscawen Select Board. Nomination forms can be picked up at the town clerk’s office or printed from the town of Boscawen website.

■The transfer station will be closed on Wednesday and will be open Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

■The Boscawen Public Library will be closing on New Year’s Eve at 4 p.m. and will be closed on New Year’s Day. They will reopen on Thursday at 10 a.m.

■The town clerk and tax collectors office will be closing to the public at noon on Tuesday (New Year’s Eve day) to allow staff ti  me to deposi t all funds and provide the auditors with yearly reporting.



CANTERBURYAll-ages NYE party

■Thank you to Gordon Jackson, selectman Art Hudson and Unitil for the beautifully lit tree and to Beth and Chris Blair for the lights on the gazebo in the town center.

■Today, a carol sing service will be at the parish house at 10 a.m.; carols and hymns and refreshments from the Deacons.

■All ages New Year’s Eve party will be at the Quaker Meeting House from 6 to 10 p.m., with games and a celebration of Rio De Janeiro midnight. Come with finger food, non-alcoholic beverages and a favorite board game or card game, or just drop in.

■Elkins Public Library will close at 3 p.m. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. See for a full list of children’s and adult programs running in the New Year or call 783-4386 for details.

■Information nights regarding preparation for an aggressive intruder will be held at Belmont Middle School on Jan. 6 and Canterbury Elementary School on Jan. 8, both from 6 to 7 p.m. Also, the first 2020-21 budget meeting will be held at CES on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. and the second at BMS on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. The deliberative session will be held at Belmont High School will be on Feb. 5.

■Canterbury 4-H Rascals’ next meeting is Jan. 6 at 6:15 p.m., with snacks in the parish house. Contact Donna Miller at 783-0220 with any inquiries.

■Canterbury Community Farmers Market general meeting and potluck supper will be Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish house.

■Canterbury Shaker Village grounds remain open in the winter for snowshoeing, sledding or skiing. Classes resume in the New Year with “A Course in Tai Chi” for beginners and previous attendees on Mondays starting Jan. 13 and running for six weeks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

■Contra monthly dances will begin Jan. 11 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the parish house. The caller will be Gale Wood, and the first dance features Jordan Tyrrell-Wysocki and Sue Hunt. Contact Teresa Wyman at 783-9826 or Gale Wood at 793-4296 with questions. Suggested donation: Adults $8 and $6 students and seniors; attendees are encouraged to bring a snack for intermission.

■Loudon Food Pantry is closed for inventory over Christmas week, and providing for Canterbury residents among other towns, in the Huckleberry Business Park, 30 Chichester Road, Loudon. 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 tickets. See, or call Sue at 724-9731.


SALISBURYHelp save annual OHD

■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 You may ask why this issue has come about. During the Old Home Day Committee meeting Oct. 19, there was a candid discussion about so few citizens putting in a great amount of energy and time to bring a memorable event to the community. The turnout does not justify the planning, organizing and cost of Old Home Day festivities. Should the town take a break and host the Old Home Day event every other year ? Should the Old Home Day Committee scale back activities or should they abandon the tradition altogether? Also they are asking how can they entice more people to volunteer and have more involvement? Nancy Hayden is stepping down as the Old Home Day Committee chair, but is willing to organize the Friday night events. Cindy Owens is stepping down as the vendor coordinator. Without new people stepping up soon, this tradition will not happen in 2020. If you are interested in keeping this tradition alive, please contact the town via the email or phone number mentioned in the beginning of this paragraph.

■Town offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The building inspector will be closed Tuesday.

■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 seeks a part-time Recording Secretary to take meeting minutes pursuant to RSA 91-A for the town’s Planning Board, Budget Committee and Zoning Board. The position would be required to cover public meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month for the Planning Board, the second Monday of the month for the Budget Committee; the second Thursday (as needed) of the month for the Zoning Board. This position is primarily responsible for preparing, keeping files of, uploading and distributing meeting minutes to the appropriate boards/committees plus town staff. The hourly rate to attend the meetings and create meeting minutes is $18 per hour. Interested candidates may send their resumes to or mail to P.O. Box 214 Salisbury, N.H. 03268. 

■The book club is resuming 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 at 455-4310 or Cindy Romano at 648-6064.

■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 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.



WEBSTERSurvey on Warner River

■The Warner River Local Advisory Committee (WRLAC) wants to hear your ideas, opinions and values about the Warner River’s resources. Your response will help inform the development of the Warner River Corridor Management Plan. The survey is quick, easy and your response really counts. Fill out the survey at

■Town offices and the Webster Free Public Library will be closed on Wednesday.

■Happy New Year to all!


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