Merrimack Valley region town crier for Nov. 21, 2021

Published: 11/23/2021 8:38:07 AM
BOSCAWENProgram highlights Abenaki people

■The Boscawen Public Library invites you to the free presentation “12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Author Robert Goodby tells how the native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against English settlement. Author Goodby discusses how the real depth of Native history was revealed by archaeological study prior to the construction of the new Keene Middle School. This presentation is a NH Humanities program.

■Santa Claus is coming to Boscawen on Dec. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The holiday meet and greet with Santa will be held at the Town Municipal Complex. Parents bring your cameras and children bring your smiles for the picture frame craft to take home. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Donations for the Backpack Program and donations of stocking stuffers are being collected.

■Do some holiday shopping at the Boscawen Public Library and purchase a Boscawen Historical Calendar for $15 with wonderful pictures of years past in Boscawen.

■The monthly Writer’s Workshop will be held at the Boscawen Public Library tomorrow at 6 p.m.

■Yoga classes on Wednesday at the Boscawen Public Library are cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

■The Boscawen Public Library is closing at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve and will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

■The Town Offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving.



CANTERBURYSoups for sale

■The Canterbury Town Email List was established to circulate town information weekly. It serves to fill the gap between monthly newsletter issues and to announce time-sensitive activities and programs. This same information is sometimes published weekly in the Town Crier and also posted on the Town of Canterbury Facebook page. If you have information that you would like to share, send it to and it will be included in the email. Information is not curated nor is it edited.

■It’s soup season! Come to the Canterbury Community Farmers Market indoor market this Nov. 13 and find the Friends of Elkins Public Library (FOEPL) table. They will be selling their famous Frontier Soups with a full selection of your favorites and even some new ones! Stock up for the holidays and buy their new cookie jars as gifts. These wonderful mixes include all the dry ingredients needed to make Chocolate Chip cookies or White Chocolate cranberry cookies and they are absolutely delicious! They will also be raffling off a Thanksgiving-themed basket. In the meantime, come shop at the Elkins Public Library Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, open for business! The same selection of products (and much more) are available for sale. Open Hours are: Monday and Tuesday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Wednesday and Thursday (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to noon).

■The Elkins Public Library will be closing at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24 and reopening on Nov. 29. Happy Thanksgiving from the staff and trustees.

Rachel Baker

SALISBURYLibrary seeks director

■Transfer Station Change on Wednesday Hours which went into effect in October. Transfer Station Wednesday hours change to 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday hours remain the same at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be found at

■The Conservation Committee plans on meeting on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. The public is always welcome to attend.

■The Salisbury Free Library Trustees seek a friendly, outgoing individual for the position of Library Director. The director is responsible for all facets of library operation and developing and managing a small staff for a welcoming town of approximately 1,400. At least three years professional experience in a public library are required, with supervisory experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred. MLS students are highly encouraged to apply. Needs to have familiarity with tech support, collection development, and Microsoft Windows The Salisbury Free Library is open 22 hours per week: Monday (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.). The director position is open until filled. Please provide cover letter and résumé to

■The Crimeline’s purpose is to promote community education and awareness of criminal activities to deter and prevent their occurrence. Crime line funds rewards for anonymous information that leads to arrest(s) or indictment for crimes that have been committed. The town of Salisbury has been a strong participant in the crime line in the past. Right now, there are no community representatives from Salisbury on the board, and each community may have up to three representatives on the board. Applications are available at concordregionalcrimeline,com under Crime Line Individual Membership Application. If you have questions please call Concord Regional crime line at (603) 496-9339 ask for Chair, Robert Berry

■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., and reopens for clients 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 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 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.



WEBSTERSnack with Santa

■The Pillsbury Lake Village District is sponsoring Cookies with Santa on Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pillsbury Lake Clubhouse. If you would like to participate in a cookie swap, please bake two dozen homemade cookies. You will also need a container to take home your swapped cookies. The number of cookies you bring to the event will also be the number of cookies you take home. Feel free to bring your recipe to share with others. Please email if you have any questions.

■The Planning Board will be holding a public hearing to take comments on the proposed Wetlands and Watershed Ordinance on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grange Hall at Town Hall.

■The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Nov. 26.

■Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Nancy Picthall-French


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