Merrimack Valley region town crier for Oct. 31, 2021

Published: 11/2/2021 10:46:04 PM
BOSCAWENApply for Christmas presents for kids

■Listen to the High Street Coffee House on Friday at 7 p.m. Brooks Young is the featured performer for the evening. He is a seasoned musician offering songs with a rock and roll edge and blues feel. The Zoom link is on the coffee-house’s Facebook page. Please call (603) 520-9196 or email if you have questions, or to sign up for the open mic slot.

■Preparations by the Boscawen Congregational Church for the Holiday Season have started. Signup sheets for Thanksgiving Baskets are available at the Food Pantry, located next to the church. If you are in need of food, please go to the Food Pantry to fill out a new client form and sign up for a Thanksgiving Basket. Pick-up day is Nov. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. Any monetary donations to help fill a basket are greatly appreciated. The Food Pantry is open Mondays (9 a.m. to noon), Wednesdays (3 to 6 p.m.) and Saturdays from (10 a.m. to noon).

■The Boscawen Police Department is ready with Christmas for Kids applications that are available at the station. They need to be filled out and returned no later than Nov. 12. The Christmas Tree will be displayed on Nov. 17 and ready for folks to come in to choose a tag, shop for the gift and return the unwrapped gift to the department by Dec. 7.

■Twiggs Gallery is participating in the Route 3 Art Trail on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rustic furniture maker Doug Egounis will demonstrate his bench and reindeer-making process. The gallery’s Sleighbell Studio opens for the season on Saturday as well. From 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a bonfire for roasting marshmallows, hot chocolate and caroling by the Boscawen Congregational Church.

■In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Town Offices, Boscawen Public Library and Elementary School will be closed.



CANTERBURYBook clubs’ next selections

■The next Elkins Public Library trustee meeting is on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the library.

■The Old Man Boring Book Club (OMBBC) will meet again on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the library. This group typically chooses individual non-fiction titles and gives an overview and opinion of the selection read. Consider joining this group of interesting men and women!

■Book Group will meet Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. We’ll be reading “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger. Copies are available at the library and can be downloaded on Hoopla and NH Downloadable Books.

■Keep Calm & Craft On with presenter Julia Barton on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. She will lead the group in making room/linen spray with essential oils. She will also share the benefits of using essential oils in the home. Materials will be available for pick up at the library prior to the program. Contact the library for more details.

Rachel Baker

SALISBURYTricks or treats

■Trick or Treating is 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The fire explorers will be giving out treats at that time as well at Salisbury Safety Complex. Happy Halloween !

■The next MVSD Board Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High School. Masks are required. Those with a medical exemption will be provided with an opportunity to view the live stream of the meeting in a separate room at MVHS. A signup and microphone for public comment will also be available in this room. The live stream link will be posted on the MVSD webpage just before the meeting.

■The Salisbury Free Library Trustees meet at the library on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Masks are strongly recommended. If you prefer a virtual option to join the meeting, the library asks that you call (603) 648-2278 or email 24 hours before and request that option.

■The Friends of Forgotten Children Food Pantry has opened the building to its clients. The pantry is open on Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m., closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon., and reopens for clients from noon to 7 p.m. First time clients should bring proof of residency for each member of the household. We also have a clothing pantry. For any questions please contact Jane Belanger, Finance Clerk Friends of Forgotten Children, at (603) 753-4801.

■Autumn weekly cribbage every Thursday at 6:p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Hall. All are welcome no matter what town you are from. The cost is $5 per person plus ¢25 for every 19 hands and crib. At the end of the night, all money is paid out. You do not need a partner to play and you don’t need to come every week. You will pick a partner that you will play with the entire evening.

■The Town Clerk is now open to the public for indoor in-person service. Masks are recommended for all those not fully vaccinated. Please continue to observe social distancing and wait until you are either called or the person in front of you leaves the office. Please be sure to bring your driver’s license. Vehicle and dog renewals may still be completed online. Vehicle renewal registration information was mailed to those who need to renew in September and October, 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. See the town’s website under the department of the town clerk for that information.

■The library is now open to the public on Mondays (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Tuesdays (1 to 7 p.m.), Thursdays (1 to 7 p.m.), and Saturdays (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Pickup and delivery may not be available during story time or trustee meetings due to staffing. Story Time is live on Facebook, Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Please see their website for updated information. We are asking that everyone please wear a mask inside the library – including those vaccinated, but not including children under 5 or those with medical conditions with which wearing a mask is not recommended. Please keep your visits short – there is a time limit of 1 hour per visit. New Hampshire Park Passes are in. The library’s website at will be up to date with latest news and details on their pickup and online services.



WEBSTERLocal residents win award

■Tara Gunnigle and Jon Pearson will receive the 2021 First Amendment Award from the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications at the 19th annual ceremony on Nov. 9.  U.S. Representative Liz Cheney will be the keynote speaker at the event.

■Just a reminder that the Wednesday evening hours at the library are back.  The library is open on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday from 1 p.m.-8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  I have heard that there will be treats at the library today so stop by.

Nancy Picthall-French


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