Merrimack Valley region town crier   for June 13, 2021

Published: 6/13/2021 5:17:40 PM
ANDOVER Coffeehouse show

■Georgia-based singer/songwriter and troubadour Adam Klein is the featured performer for the Andover Community Coffeehouse on Friday at 7 p.m. via Zoom. His music touches on Americana, rustic country folk, folk-rock, and West African Mande music. The concert will also include one or two local “Open Mic” performers performing from home. To request the Zoom link, contact, sponsor of the Coffeehouse. The evening is free although donations to Adam Klein’s electronic account will be gratefully accepted. For more information about The Hub or the Coffeehouse, follow The Andover Community Hub and the Andover Community Coffeehouse Facebook pages.



BOSCAWEN Regular hours back at the town library

■Good news from the Boscawen Public Library! As of Monday, June 14, their former hours are back. Monday hours are noon to 7 p.m. and the hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are no longer needed and masks are no longer required. Contactless reserve and pickup is still available for those who prefer that service.

■The Library Craft Group resumes on June 21 at 2 p.m. and Storytime is back on June 23 at 10:30 a.m. Beginning in July, yoga classes start on Wednesday, July 7, at 9 a.m. and the Book Group meets on Tuesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. Our contactless reserve and pickup service remains available for those who prefer. Regular programming will resume on June 21. The Summer Reading Program will begin on June 21 also. This year’s theme is Tails and Tales. Please visit our website at for program details.

■Marshall’s Firearms, a local landmark, is closing their doors on July 3, 2021. A customer appreciation day will be held on June 19.



CANTERBURY Friends needed to help with weeding at library

■Weeding on Wednesday with the Friend of Elkins Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m., or on your own when you can make it. We are in need of a few Friends to help keep our library an outside joy to behold. In addition to making our library look great, you will enjoy lots of compliments, meet new people, and have fun conversations with the committed people who set up the Canterbury Farmers’ Market every week. Ted LeClair or I will be there to help decide what to pull, where to plant and to help with the hose. Pick any Wednesday from now until the end of September and sign up at the library.

■On June 19, Canterbury Tavern presents Outdoor Dinner & a Movie!! We will start serving dinner at 6:30 p.m. (please note that dinner is not required, you can come to just enjoy the movie). The movie will start at 8:30 p.m. We are showing The Incredibles! 10% of all food sales will be donated to a local food bank. We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items. Limited seating available - please call 603-783-9400, ext 4.

■Elkins Public Library A Very Special Book Group: Tuesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. “The Wrong Kind of Woman” by our neighbor and friend, Sarah Crow may be downloaded on NH Downloadable Audio Books, Hoopla and print copies are available at the library. Sarah will give a book talk about her recent publication, read excerpts and answer your questions. Please sign up at to join the Zoom discussion.


SALISBURY Farmers market returns on June 21

■The Salisbury Farmers Market will open on June 21; hours are 3p.m. to 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 (603) 648-2156.

■Salisbury Old Home Day will be a celebration of Salisbury’s past, present and future. This year’s theme, “Salisbury Through the decades “(Bring on your bell bottoms, mullets, poodle skirts! ) Events will be held on Aug. 7 and 8. Events will include old favorites along with some new and exciting offerings. Come and enjoy the traditional horseshoe tournament, chicken barbecue, crafts and ice-cream social. Be sure to check out the new corn hole tournament, best dressed chicken contest, antique tractor show, and the bubble blowing balloon twisting clown. On Sunday, don’t miss the Fire Department Muster! The Salisbury Fire Department will demonstrate their agility, speed and training by competing with surrounding fire departments in a traditional muster. Come to the ball field and root on our hometown heroes, in what is sure to be an entertaining event. The Fire Explorers will be holding a mini muster on Saturday, bring your kids by to test their firefighting skills. There will also be food vendors, live music, and a parade. Speaking of the parade, 250 years of traveling west is enough, so we have decided to turn the parade around. The parade route will now proceed through the heights in an easterly direction, maybe for the next 250 years. (Okay, we no longer have a place to turn around at the end of the parade, so we are making the best of it.) If you would like to be a vendor at Old Home Day please contact our vendor Coordinator Louise at We are especially looking for food vendors in these categories: Fried Dough, Fried Pickles, cotton candy and candy apples. All other vendors are welcome to inquire as well. Follow us at for updates.

■The Friends of Forgotten Children food pantry located at 224 Bog Road, Concord, serves 23 towns in Merrimack County and Salisbury is one of them. They are open on Thursdays, 9 to 11:15 a.m. (closed for lunch 11:15 to noon) and noon to 7 p.m. A household can come once a month for food. During COVID, we are not verifying income eligibility. First time clients should bring proof of residency for each member of the household. Under COVID, clients do not come into the building, so once you arrive at the location, you will call their phone, 753-4801 and someone will take your information and the food will be brought outside. They also have a clothing pantry and on good weather days, they will put the clothing outside for anyone to take. Questions please contact Jane Belanger Finance Clerk Friends of Forgotten Children 603-753-4801

■The School Board Meets at 7:15 p.m. on June 14 please go to the for more information on how and where to join this meeting.

■The Board of Selectmen meets on June 16 at 6 p.m. at Academy all. Zoom is also available for those who wish to join virtually. Zoom link may be found on the town’s website:

■The Old Home Day Committee meets on June 22 at 7:15 p.m. at Academy Hall or you may join in on zoom Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 926 578 4496 Pass code: 03268 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) . The Old Home Day Committee is looking for members & volunteers to make this year’s Old Home Day happen. If you would like to see this tradition happen this year and have some time and ideas please reach out to Jennifer Hoyt at or call (603) 648-2260. Without people like you stepping up to volunteer we could not make this happen. Team work is dream work!

■Vehicle Renewal Registration information was mailed to those who need to renew in June, 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 .For those you that do not have internet access you will have to email/call the Town Clerk as follows: Vehicle registration renewals and/or Dog Licenses: Contact the Town Clerks office for amounts due to the Town of Salisbury and State of NH DMV. Email, , leave a voicemail at 648- 6322 or fax request to 648-6658. Email is the preferred method of communication. Once payment is received your new registration will be mailed back. For more involved registrations such as new vehicles, vital records; marriage licenses. Please email the town clerk and request an appointment. The Town Clerk is now doing curbside service; you don’t need to leave your vehicle, just come to the parking lot during his regular business hours, honk your horn and the town clerk will be out to gather your information.

■In Library news, the library is now open to the public. Please see their website for updated information. Open hours are as follows: Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Although pickup and delivery may not be available during story time or trustee meetings due to staffing.) Give the library a call or email, they are happy to work with you to pick out your items and have contactless pickup. If transportation is an issue, they offer delivery. Story time live on Face book, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Another new program is 1000 Books before Kindergarten; this program aims to promote early literacy and to introduce their youngest patrons to all that the library has to offer. Any child ages 0-5 who has not yet started Kindergarten can participate, and all books read with/to the participating child counts (even if it’s your 100th reading). All children ages 0-5 are welcome so long as they have not yet started Kindergarten, and all books read with your child can be logged (even if it’s the 100th time reading it!). The goal is simply to read 1000 books before your child enters Kindergarten, so no matter if that happens next fall or in a few years; you and your child can set the pace. Email to get started signing up.

■The Library’s website at will be up to date with latest news and details on their pickup and online services. Also check them out on Facebook will have regular updates, links to virtual programming and events, curetted eBook and audio book collections Digital resources you may download Libby app to get audio books and eBooks from NH Downloadable Books Consortium, or Hoopla for digital eBooks, audio books, movies, music, and TV. All you need to get started is a library card, and if you don’t have one already, we can get you set up via phone or email. Yes, 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. Ancestry and Heritage Quest are available for genealogical research. Ancestry can be accessed after logging into their online card catalog and using the link on the left of the page. For Heritage Quest, please contact the library for login info. In other

<sbull value="sbull"><text xmlns="urn:schemas-teradp-com:gn4tera"></text></sbull>Also NH State Park passes are in; please call or email the library with which day you would like to use the pass, and we can email you a copy or print it for you for pickup. One pass is valid for use daily by one patron and can be used at any day-use parks. Duplicate use in the same day will not be permitted as the pass is validated upon entrance into the park. It is not valid for the Tram, Flume, Hampton Beach State Park – South Beach, and Wallis Sands. Further it is not valid for camping or use at the metered parking. NH State Parks is now using a reservation system at most day-use locations during the main operating season. Visitors with pre-paid access to NH State Parks are encouraged to make online reservations as well. If patrons do not reserve ahead of their arrival, the library pass does not guarantee entrance into the park. When making a reservation you can indicate that you are a pass/parks plate holder on your order details page and you will not be charged the day-use/parking fee. However there will still be a $1 transaction fee for using the online reservation system. Please visit for full info.

■For more information regarding Salisbury and on goings please visit the town’s website at and like us on Face Book.

■If you have any town related activities and info you would like added to this Crier column please contact Jen Hoyt at or call 648-2260.



WEBSTER Storytime readers sought

■The Webster Free Public Library is looking for people to provide the stories during our Monday (6:30 p.m.) storytimes from July 12 – August 9. All you need to do is read a few stories to an enthusiastic audience of preschoolers to early elementary students. If you would like to add a quick craft project, that’s even better! With all the animal picture books out there, you should be able to find some stories you enjoy, and the library has a large collection of animal stories just waiting for you. Please contact the library by phone or email or drop by the library if you are interested in helping out.

■Woof… The Webster Police Department will be out delivering dog summons to people who have failed to license their dog. This will include a $25 civil forfeiture plus fees. The Town Clerk’s office is open Monday from 8-12 and 4-8, Wednesday 8-12 and 1-4. On the last Friday of the month, the office is open 8-1.

■If you have a monitored alarm system in your home, please remember to register it with the Webster Police.

■Have you missed the volunteers who keep the library open each Wednesday from 4-8? Miss no more. Stop in and visit with one or two of them and take out a book at the same time.

■Do you have news for the Town Crier? I am happy to print what is going on with your organization, information on school happenings, and any local events. Send me the information before noon on Tuesday to see it in the Saturday or Sunday paper. Thanks!

Nancy Picthall-French


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