Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of Sept. 25, 2022

Published: 9/23/2022 8:10:17 AM
Modified: 9/23/2022 8:09:39 AM
BOSCAWENCoffee house

■High Street Coffee House returns to the sanctuary of the Boscawen Congregational Church on Oct. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. Second Wind, featuring the duo of Suzi Hastings and Terry Ray Gould, open the evening followed by open mic performers and the Second Wind closes out the night. Free admission with light refreshments for sale. To sign up for an open mic slot, email Liz at Additional Coffee House shows will be held on Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

■A Town-Wide Yard and Craft Sale will be held on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (the rain date is on Oct. 9). Spots are available for $10 at the Town Municipal Office Complex or put your address on a map for $5. Turn your form into the Town Clerks/Tax Collector’s office with payment by Oct. 1. All proceeds will support Old Home Day events in 2023.

■A Writer’s Workshop will be held at the Library on Sept. 26 starting at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity to share your stories with other writers and get tips from the facilitator, Jenny Chou.

■Get Creative at the Library with Legos every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

■Pick up your Library passes to visit the Squam Lakes Science Center before it closes for the season on Nov. 1.

■Weekly Library activities include Gentle Yoga on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.; Bone Builders on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m.; and Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. with music and crafts.



CANTERBURYChurch service

■Wednesdays in the Center, from 7 to 8 p.m. in The Sanctuary of Canterbury United Community Church, is open for contemplative prayer and meditation. Please come to rest, release, and refresh in quiet and candlelight.

■The American Red Cross, in coordination with the Canterbury United Community Church and the Canterbury Police Department, is sponsoring a Fall Blood Drive on Oct. 7 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Please call 1 (800) 733-2767 or visit and enter CANTERBURY to schedule an appointment.

■There is a bi-partisan candidate forum at Town Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All candidates for State Representative and State Senate from both parties are planning to attend. Hear what they have to say and ask your questions. Live streaming is planned.

■The Planning Board cordially invites you to attend a Visioning Session specifically regarding land use, transportation, housing and economic development issues in the Exit 17, Exit 18 and NH 106 commercial/industrial zones. The Visioning Session will be held on Oct. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Town Hall.

■Elkins Public Library event, The Town is on Fire! on Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. in the town hall. The 1943 Center Fire Program. Author, historian and presenter Mark Stevens will be here for an evening program to tell the story of this massive fire. The Town Is On Fire! On a very cold and windy night during the winter of 1943, a fire broke out in the center of Canterbury.

Rachel Baker


■The volunteers at the Salisbury Haunted Barn and Trail located at 19 Franklin Rd., Salisbury, NH, is open for the season. Tickets are $15 per person (opening night, Oct. 1, has a discounted admission of $10 per person) are on sale through If you would like to volunteer to act in the haunt please reach out to the Organization President Brett or Secretary Lisa Walker at

■The Salisbury Elementary PTG is currently selling their famous holiday wreaths. All orders are due in no later than Sept. 30. Please contact Salisbury Elementary School at (603) 648—2260 or the President of the PTG Julia at to place your order. Checks may be made out to the Salisbury Elementary PTG.

■The final event of the season at the Salisbury Hisotrical Society will be the Annual Christmas Sale to be held tentatively on Dec. 3 and 10, in the museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Society. For further information on Historical Society news please visit The Salisbury Historical Society’s website at you may also reach out to Curator Linda Denoncourt by email at

■The Highway Department Advisory Committee will meet on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Safety Complex, 273 Old Turnpike Rd., Salisbury, NH 03268. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please see the town webpage under the calendar tab for more information at

■Cyclical Review by New Hampshire Department of Revenue (NHDRA). The Town’s Assessors will begin their cyclical review of Salisbury properties starting Sept. 16 which will continue over the course of the next few weeks. NHDRA employees will have decals on their vehicles and appropriate identification. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Town Administrator, April Rollins at 648-6320 or email

■Transfer Station Assistant needed (part-time). The Town of Salisbury is now accepting resumes and letters of interest for a Transfer Station Assistant. The position requires medium to strenuous activity such as frequent bending, lifting and possible use of equipment (bucket loader). This position will work every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and may be asked to cover every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Must be able to obtain a Solid Waste Operator’s certification. Resumes and a letter of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. Please mail to the Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 214, Salisbury, NH 03268 or email to

■The Salisbury Book Group will meet on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library. They will be reading Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkle; books are available at the library. For any questions, please email



WEBSTERFriday Free Film

■The Webster Free Public Library Book Group is reading Nothing to See Here, a novel by Kevin Wilson. Our meeting will take place through Zoom on Sept. 29 at 7:15 p.m., and the link will be sent out a few days before the meeting. Copies of the book are available at the library.

■The next Friday Free Film will be on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Hall next to the library. The movie is Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). IMDB says, “A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.” Could this happen in Webster? Chairs, popcorn, and water are provided.

■The Webster Gardeners will hold their final 2022 meeting in October. Everyone is welcome to attend. This meeting will be to discuss ideas for speakers for 2023. More information will be forthcoming on Facebook and in the Town Crier.

Nancy Picthall-French


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