Merrimack Valley region town crier for March 14, 2021

Published: 3/15/2021 8:30:04 AM
ANDOVER Coffeehouse

■The Andover Community Coffeehouse is back with a virtual performance on Friday starting at 7 p.m. Featured performers are the Ferns Family Band from Wilmot as well as an open mic performer or two. To request the Zoom link, contact, sponsor of the Coffeehouse. This performance is free of charge, although donations are gratefully accepted via a virtual “passing the hat” during the performance.

■Anyone involved with childcare on a regular basis may want to join a Zoom discussion titled “Great Childhoods” on March 23 at 7 p.m. Joelyn Drennan, senior program director of The New Hampshire Children’s Trust, and Michelle Lennon, executive director of the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center will talk about the work of the 19 Family Resource Centers across N.H. which offer parenting education, information and referrals; grandparent support groups; mentoring; and other services to ensure that kids grow up in safe, nurturing environments. The event, sponsored by The Andover Community Hub, is free and open to the public. To request the Zoom link, contact



BOSCAWEN Circle Committee

■Do you like what you see at the Boscawen roundabout? Thanks to a small group of volunteers, known as the Circle Committee, the project has secured grant funding and received donations from community members and businesses. Although a vast improvement, the Circle Committee needs more funds to implement phase II plans. For more information about this project and to see photos of the progress, visit If you wish to donate, please mail your check to Katie Phelps, Boscawen Roundabout Project, 116 N. Main St., Boscawen, NH 03303.

■If you are interested in creating a supportive environment for agriculture in Boscawen, consider becoming a member of the Agricultural Commission. Appointment applications can be found on the Town of Boscawen website under “Boards and Committees.” For more information, contact Kellee Jo Easler at or call her at 753-9188 ext. 2309.

■The Boscawen Public Library staff is eager to reconnect with patrons. The library is open on Mondays through Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. to assist you with book, movie and magazine requests. Items are left on the reserve cart in the lobby of the Town Municipal Building that is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the library at 753-9873, email or visit



CANTERBURY Market membership

■March is Membership Month for Canterbury Community Farmers Market. This weekly market has shown to be an important venue for the community to connect with local food producers and provide a sense of normalcy. Each membership is $25, and this helps support Mary Ellen’s Basket (the market’s charitable giving program), coupons for Loudon Food Pantry patrons, musicians, advertising and insurance. Mail in your membership form and checks payable to CCFMA to PO Box 3, Canterbury, NH 03224. For more information, visit

■Canterbury Elementary School PTO is seeking new members! If you’ve got kiddos starting at CES in the fall, this is a great way to connect with other parents and the CES principal and staff. The PTO supports the school by raising money for educational supplies, field trips and special events. The group meets for an hour once a month (currently via Zoom). If you have questions about joining the PTO, contact Danielle Krautmann at

■The Canterbury Fair is seeking applications from artisans and vendors for July 31. If you can firmly commit to participate, please apply online by April 1 at The team will notify selected vendors by May 1. Given ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the volunteer fair committee will be making a decision by the end of May about whether to move ahead with the 2021 fair. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Miller at

■Do residents have unwanted stuff around the house? Join the Canterbury FreeCycle group! Canterbury Freecycle is a Google group that will allow residents to offer unwanted items and request wanted items. The Canterbury Energy Committee’s mission is to help residents reduce energy consumption. Do you want to learn about other ways to save energy, save money and limit your carbon footprint? Have you heard about some technology or other new thing you’d like to learn about? Send your questions and ideas to

Rachel Baker

SALISBURY Election winners

■The following candidates won the town elections on March 9: Loretta Razin (planning board), Marcel Binette (trustee of the trust funds), Loretta Razin (zoning board of adjustment, three-year position), Alfred Romano (zoning board of adjustment, one-year position), Seelye Longnecker (moderator) and Brett Walker (select board). Jennifer Hoyt, David Kelly, Jason Hood and David Croft were all elected to the budget committee. (budget committee).

■The Salisbury annual town meeting to vote on warrant articles and the town budget will be postponed until May 1. This meeting will be held at the Salisbury Safety Building at 1 p.m. More details will follow.

■The planning board will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Masks are required. Please visit for Zoom information.

■The board of selectmen will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Academy Hall. Zoom is also available for those who wish to join virtually. The Zoom link may be found at

■The Conservation Committee will meet on March 24 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Visit under the calendar heading for more information.

■There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Countryside Builders, LLC on March 30 from 2-7 p.m. at Salisbury Town Hall, located at 645 Old Turnpike Road. Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter SALISBURYNH to schedule an appointment or use your blood donor app. One donation can save up to three lives!

■The Salisbury Farmers Market will open on June 21. Hours are 3-6 p.m. every Monday afternoon throughout the summer except for holidays. If you are interested in being a vendor at the market, please reach out to Helen Binette at 648-2156.

■Library hours for pickup and delivery will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday from 1-7 p.m., Thursday from 1-7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Library staff are happy to work with you to pick out items and have contactless pickup. If transportation is an issue, delivery is offered. Story time is live on Facebook on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Also check out the library’s new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Visit salisburyfree or the library Facebook page for the updates on reopening, links to virtual programming and events, eBook and audiobook collections, and other digital resources. All you need to get started is a library card. Even though the library building is closed, they still provide printing, scanning and faxing services. Please give the library a call or email first to arrange a time for these services.

■March vehicle renewal registration information has been mailed to those who need to renew. Please follow the directions in the letter enclosed and the town clerk will mail your new stickers and registration to you. This only covers vehicles previously registered in Salisbury, not new vehicles or vehicles of new residents. Online vehicle registration for renewals and dog licensing is now live. See the town’s website under the department of the town clerk for that information. If you cannot access these services online contact the town clerk’s office by phone (648-6322), fax (648-6658) or email ( for questions about vehicle registration renewals or dog licenses. For new vehicles, marriage licenses and vital records, please email the town clerk and request an appointment.



WEBSTER Drive-thru breakfast

■The Webster Congregational Church is holding an Easter Drive-Thru Breakfast at the church on April 4 from 7-9 a.m. Due to COVID-19 regulations, a takeout box containing coffee and orange juice, fruit salad and a choice of Danish, muffin or cinnamon bun will be provided. Cash donations will be collected. For those that wish to donate electronically, you can use PayPal on the church’s Facebook page.

■The Webster Free Public Library Book Group will meet at 7:15 p.m. on March 25. The group will discuss Fredrik Backman’s book “Anxious People.” Backman is also the author of the popular book “A Man Called Ove.” The Zoom link will be posted a few days before the meeting.

■The trustees of the Webster Free Library will meet on March 25 at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For a link to the meeting please contact the library at

■The Pillsbury Lake Village District annual meeting has been postponed until March 31 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to

Nancy Picthall-French

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Concord,NH 03301


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