Suncook Valley town crier for Oct. 18, 2020

Published: 10/16/2020 11:09:26 AM
ALLENSTOWNPen scary tale

■Registration of voters will be held on Saturday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Allenstown Town Hall.  Party changes cannot be made at this session.

■Allenstown’s Halloween Lighting Contest has started and there is still time to join in! All you have to do is register your Allenstown home at economicdevelopment@allenstownnh.gov.  Begin to drive around to see the displays. Votes will be accepted until Oct. 30. On Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. an Award Ceremony will be held at the Town Hall to award prizes.  

■A Spooky Short Story contest is being held for any students who would like to write a spooky story to be read at the Award Ceremony for the Halloween Lighting Contest Award Ceremony on Oct. 30. Submit stories to the economicdevelopment@allenstownnh.gov. Good luck and have fun.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

CHICHESTERCheck registration

■On Monday, the Library Trustees will meet via UberConference at 4 p.m.

■The Chichester Historical Society will meet at the museum on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

■The Chichester Board of Selectmen will meet at the Grange Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Social distancing and masks are required to attend.

■The Chichester School Board will meet from 6-7 p.m. at CCS on Tuesday.

■The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Tuesday from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall, Town Office, 54 Main St., to register voters and make corrections, additions and deletions to the checklist. Applicants should bring photo ID, proof of Chichester residency, proof of U.S. citizenship and wear masks. Qualified applicants who do not bring proof with them may register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications. Officials encourage residents to register now, instead of waiting in line on election day. Go to chichesternh.org and contact the town clerk for an appointment to register and to request absentee ballots. The absentee ballot form may also be obtained by going to the N.H. Secretary of State’s Facebook page, facebook.com/sos.nh.gov.

■B.C.E.P. will meet at the facility on Thursday at 6 p.m.

■Evelyn Pike has announced her retirement as town clerk, effective Jan. 1. Bonnie Potter will be the new town clerk. Congratulations and many, many thanks to Evelyn for many wonderful, special years of service. You will be missed.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

EPSOMDispose of drugs

■A Board of Selectmen meeting will be held Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

■The Supervisors of the Checklist will be meeting on Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 6:30-7 p.m. at the Town Office to register new voters and make corrections, additions and deletions to the checklist. Applicants should bring photo ID, proof of Epsom residency, proof of U.S. citizenship and wear masks. Qualified applicants who do not bring proof with them may register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications. 

■The DEA National Take Back Day of unused or expired prescription medications will take place on Saturday  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Epsom Police Department. 

■Epsom Central School will be holding a free flu shot clinic for students on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.

■A Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by Granite State Brotherhood MC, will have a drop off location at Country Cook'n Restaurant at the Circle. All of the proceeds go to the Epsom Food Pantry. Donations (non-perishables and frozen food) can be dropped off between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

■Register for the Deerfield Veterinary Clinic Catamount Virtual 5k. Run or walk anytime Saturday through Nov. 1 in your neighborhood, on the treadmill or on a track! Register at catamountwomenaid.org. All proceeds go to help men, women and children who need emergency financial assistance in Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood, Pittsfield and Strafford.

■Happy birthday Lindsey Peterson on Sunday and Jacquey Blanchette on Monday! Have great celebrations!

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

PEMBROKEDiscuss murder tale

■The Pembroke Town Library Board of Trustees meeting will be on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. This meeting is open to the public.

■“I Have Struck Mrs. Cochran with a Stake” Virtual Book Talk with author Leslie Lambert Rounds will be on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. This book is about the 1833 murder of Pembroke resident Sally Cochran. This event will be held via the WebEx Meetings platform. Registration is required. Email pembrokenhtownlibrary@gmail.com to receive instructions to access this event. This event is sponsored by the Pembroke Town Library and the Pembroke Historical Society.

■Outdoor Story Time will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. through Oct. 28. Meet outside for stories, music and a simple take-home craft. The event will be on the grass behind Town Hall. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket and mask and be prepared for social distancing. Story Time will be canceled in case of rain. Registration is required and limited to 10 people who are Pembroke residents. Call the library at 485-7851 or email pembrokenhtownlibrary@gmail.com to register.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELDWalk in the woods

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom. If you are interested in attending the meeting, contact Andi Riel at pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com for more information.

■Register for the Deerfield Veterinary Clinic Catamount Virtual 5k. Run or walk anytime Saturday through Nov. 1 in your neighborhood, on the treadmill or on a track! Register at catamountwomenaid.org. All proceeds go to help men, women and children who need emergency financial assistance in Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood, Pittsfield and Strafford.

■A Woodland Management Walk will be at Graylag Nature Preserve on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at 320 Clough Road. Join forester Bryan Comeau to learn about forest management plans and their implementation at Graylag Nature Preserve. This will be a socially distanced, but hands on outdoor workshop where you can learn what goes into a forest management plan and how it is implemented. Bryan will teach you how to harvest and manage land responsibly and sustainably while protecting sensitive wetlands and habitats. Space will be limited to make the workshop safe for all, so registration is required. Call 435-5555 or email anne@graylagcabins.com.

■Bring your carved pumpkins to the Rec Area (aka Town Beach) on Saturday between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parks & Rec committee members will light them several nights of the following week.

■The “Throw-A-Treat” Parade will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Wear costumes along the parade route! The parade will be starting at Clark Street to Oneida Street, left on Manchester Street, right on Tilton Hill Road, right on Wildwood Drive, left on Tilton Hill Road, right at the fork onto Catamount Road, left on Carroll Street, left on Main Street to Dowboro Road, right on Quail Ridge Road, left on Dowboro to South Main Street, continue down Main Street, right on Chestnut Street, right on Bridge Street, left on Depot Street, left on Barnstead Road, left on High Street, left on River Road, right on Page Street, left on Watson Street, right on Lyford Hill Road, straight through the lights onto Leavitt Road, left at fork to Loudon Road, across Route 28 to Crescent Street, left on Concord Hill Road, slight right to Main Street, left on Elm Street to Depot Street, through the intersection to Catamount Road and right to Clark Stark. Any groups or organizations that would like to join the parade should contact Minni Plante at 290-4068.

■Calling all kids 18 and under (Pittsfield residents only please)! Carve, paint or decorate a pumpkin for judging  at the Jack O’Lantern Jubilee on Oct. 25 during Field Of Treats. Drop your pumpkin off between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. at PYBA Fields on the day of the event. Write your first name, last name and phone number on the bottom of pumpkin. Three cash prizes will be awarded.

■At Main Street Grill & Bar - Bring the kids to enter an October Coloring Contest at Main Street Grill & Bar! Fun prizes are available for first, second and third place. Winners will be announced Nov. 1.

■The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Oct. 26 from 6-6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall to make corrections and to register new voters for the Nov. 3 election.

■The Parks & Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest. Post your child’s costume picture on the Pittsfield NH Parks & Recreation Facebook page (with contact information) by Oct. 28. The three most creative costumes will win a prize. Winners will be announced on the Parks & Rec Facebook page.

■The PES PTO will have a Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, calling all ghosts, goblins and spooky friends to join in your car or take a walk on Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab your phone and look all over town for our creatively designed and specially placed pumpkins (31 in all). The first to post all 31 pumpkins on the PES PTO Facebook page wins! There are first-, second- and third-place prizes.

■Trick or treating is scheduled in Pittsfield for Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Pittsfield Police Department encourages all to follow CDC recommendations for social distancing.

■PES is looking for pumpkins! The school would like to do fall activities with them, such as estimating the weight and turning them into fairy houses for the trail. Both schools can also use water bottles. They can be reusable bottles or single use.

■2021 Pittsfield Historical Society calendars may be purchased at Town Hall or Josiah Carpenter Library for $15 each. The theme of the calendar is “Before & After,” 28 pictures of old buildings in town and how they have changed. For more information, contact Fuzz Freese at 848-4488.

■Happy birthday wishes to Beth Chase on Monday. I hope you enjoy your special day!

■Happy anniversary wishes to Marissa and Justin Butterfield on Saturday!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com




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