Merrimack Valley region town crier for Feb. 16, 2020

Published: 2/15/2020 8:30:10 PM
ANDOVERJazz at coffeehouse

■Boston-based Louise Grasmere – known for her “jazz-influenced rhythm and blues seasoned with Motown, gospel and soul” will be the featured performer 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 Tilton Medical Associates. More information about Louise and the Coffeehouse is at

■The first in a series of Sunday afternoon “Restorative Yoga Workshops” will be held on Feb. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Andover Community Hub. Led by Julie Parenteau, the workshops will explore the range of motion of one’s body through stretches supported by yoga props and enhanced with hands-on Reiki, and with breath work and meditation. The gentle pace of each class is good for anyone recovering from an injury or simply working out the kinks that life can leave on one’s body. Fee for each class is $25; pre-registration is required at, at 207-399-4548, or at For Hub information, contact or 735-5509.



BOSCAWENVacation fun for kids

■Vacation fun for the kids is coming to the library on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. The very popular Pine Cone bird feeders workshop returns and all supplies are provided by the library. Call the library at 753-8576 or sign at the library if you and your children are planning to attend.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, a novel by Dai Sijie, is the book chosen for the discussion group’s meeting Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The LA Times review describes the book as “an unexpected miracle – a delicate, and often hilarious, tale.” The story is an enchanting tale about the magic of reading and wonder of romantic awakening by two hapless city boys. Extra copies of the novel are available at the library for patrons, whether or not you participate in the book discussion.

■In honor of President’s Day, the Municipal Town Offices and the Boscawen Public Library will be closed on Monday. Schools in the Merrimack Valley District will be open and their winter vacation starts on Feb. 24.




■First session of town meeting will take place March 10 at town hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Second session will be held March 13 at Canterbury Elementary School at 7 p.m.

■Canterbury Elementary School: Voting on the warrants takes place on March 10, for Canterbury residents at the Town Hall. Anyone needing an absentee ballot contact Stacy Kruger, District Clerk, at 267-9223, ext. 5314.

■Elkins Public Library will be closed on Monday for President’s Day. See for a full list of children’s and adult programs running or call 783-4386 for details.

■The Dewey School Open House will be Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Reggio-inspired early learning based in the Canterbury Shaker Village. Call 731-8091 for details or see

■Canterbury Shaker Village has a new executive director, Leslie Nolan, from Connecticut. The grounds remain open in the winter for snowshoeing, sledding or skiing. See for full details.

■Cabin Fever Antique Mart runs Feb. 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in town hall. No admission fee. Parking available in town center.

■The Loudon Food Pantry providing for Canterbury residents among other towns, in the Huckleberry Business Park, 30 Chichester Road, Loudon. See or call Sue at 724-9731 to make an appointment or to be pre-qualified.


SALISBURYJob opening at transfer station

■The annual Merrimack Valley School district meeting and voting for board members is March 6. Polls open at MVHS in Penacook at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the business meeting is to follow after the polls close at 7 p.m. The new proposed budget can be found at under the school board tab at the top of the page.

■The town of Salisbury is now accepting resumes and letters of interest for a part-time transfer station assistant to assist with the operations at the transfer station. Resumes and /or letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. Please forward to the Selectmen’s office to the Attention of April Rollins, P.O. Box 214 Salisbury N.H. 03268 or email to

■The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at Academy Hall. They will also meet Saturday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Academy Hall.

■The select board will meet Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at Academy Hall. Look at the town’s website the day before for the agenda.

■The Conservation Commission will meet Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

■Salisbury Free Library will be closed on Monday in honor of President’s Day.

■The Book Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday in February at the Salisbury Free Library. The Book Club will be with reading Tiffany Girl by Deanne Gist this month. Books are now available at the library.

■At the library, story time is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday mornings. Come enjoy books, songs, and crafts with your little ones, and please welcome our new children’s librarian Kelly Pedersen.

■Notice to all Salisbury residents: 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 Salisbury Ice Rink is now open for all town residents to enjoy. Ice hockey equipment is kept in the dugout for you to use but please kindly put back after. There are also ice skates in the dugout for people to use, if you find a pair that fits you may take them with you and when you outgrow them you may donate them back for others to use.

■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, cardboard and metals are also recyclable.



WEBSTERRecording secretary needed in town

■Webster Food Pantry is open to any Webster resident in need. The pantry is located in the parish house of the Webster Congregational Church at 1011 Long St. The pantry is open from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and anytime by appointment. Call Peg Foss at 568-2526 for further information or if you have any questions.

■The trustees of the Webster Free Public Library will meet Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the library. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

■The town of Webster is accepting resumes for an experienced recording secretary for the planning and zoning boards. This position requires punctuality, the ability to use Microsoft Office software, and excellent writing skills. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and experience in land use minute taking is preferred. The rate of pay is $125 per meeting. The planning board normally meets once a month and the zoning board meets as needed. Resumes can be sent to Town Administrator Leslie Palmer at or mailed to the Town of Webster, 945 Battle Street, Webster, N.H. 03303. This position will remain open until filled.

■Just a reminder that the town has a winter parking ban from until April 1. A violation could result in a $100 fine and/or your vehicle being towed.

■Stay safe on the ice this winter. There should be a minimum of 6-inches of hard ice before individual foot travel and 8- to 10-inches of hard ice for snow machine or all-terrain vehicle travel.


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