Contoocook town crier for Nov. 28, 2021

Published: 11/28/2021 10:04:53 PM
BOWTree sale on

■The annual Rotary Christmas Tree Sale is on! Trees arrived on Nov. 27 and  will start at noon. The tree sale will run for two weeks or until they are all sold. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. They will be a bit more expensive than last year’s trees, selling for $50 each. Trees are Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir and will average 5 to 7 feet tall. We will also have decorated wreaths again this year but not bird seed wreaths. For questions email Bob Couch at

■The Poinsettia “Drive-thru/Pick Up” service will be on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon in regard to customers picking up the poinsettias they pre-ordered through the Bow Garden Club’s recent annual fundraiser. The pick-up location will be the Bow Community Center again this year. The garden club would like to thank everyone that purchased poinsettias through their 11th annual fundraiser.  For questions please contact Joyce Kimball at 229-1990 or 

■The Baker Free Library Foundation will begin holding their annual Giving Tuesday appeal, on Nov. 30 and it will run through the end of the year. This year, in addition to raising funds for the library’s endowment, we are thrilled to be supporting the cost of renovations to the Children’s Area which will improve its accessibility and ambiance. Checks payable to the Baker Free Library Foundation may be mailed or dropped off at the library, online donations can be made through our website (, and donations will be accepted through For more information, please contact Christine Carey at


DUNBARTONSanta to visit

■DCC Book Club will be discussing “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelo on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

■Thank you Garden Club and helpers for decorating the Town Common. There will be a tree lighting and visit from Santa on Dec 4. Please come out and meet your neighbors.

■On Dec. 11 at 10 a.m., the community is invited to attend the Wreaths Across Dunbarton’s ceremony on the Common in front of the Major Caleb Stark statue. Volunteers can help place the wreaths on the graves of nearly 200 Veterans in the four local cemeteries. Donation boxes are at the Town offices across from the Town Clerk or by check payable to: Wreaths Across Dunbarton, 1011 School St. Dunbarton, NH 03046.

■Jigsaw Puzzles to Go! The library’s annual puzzle swap is back! Find nearly new puzzles for adults and children to grab and go or swap out. Please take just one per family. Thanks so much for the great donations.

■Congratulations to our Police Officer Brian Tyler who recently obtained his bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from American Military University with honors. Officer Tyler has remained dedicated and steadfast in pursuing his degree. Outstanding job Officer Tyler!

■You are  invited to attend a promotional ceremony for Sergeant Cristopher T. Remillard, Officer Brian J. Tyler, and a public recognition ceremony for retiring Chief of Police Daniel G. Sklut on Dec. 30 at 1:30 pm at the Dunbarton Elementary School Gymnasium. 



HENNIKER / WEAREChristmas party for kids

■On Nov. 19, a Henry Miller Baby Grand Piano was donated to Weare Middle/Center Woods Upper Elementary Schools by the family of Jeanne Vint, a classical pianist whose legacy will inspire generations of students to appreciate music.

■Children’s Christmas Party on Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Weare Middle School Cafetorium. Sing-alongs, animal encounters, Santa and elves, auction, caroling, Tree Lighting and refreshments!

■Meetings in Henniker in the first week of December include: Dec. 1 Budget Advisory Committee Meeting at 6:30 p.m. and Conservation Commission Meeting at 7 p.m.,

■Board of Selectmen Meeting on Dec. 7 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. and Planning Board Meeting on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.



■On Monday the Fuller Public Library’s Flex & Stretch class with FitnessxAspen will start a new session. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 9:30 a.m., $1 per class. Participate from home or in the library, registration is required due to limited space in the library.

■On Dec. 2 the Fuller Public Library’s book group will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “There There” by Tommy Orange. You can join from home as well, call the library for the link.

■On Dec. 4 the Fuller Public Library will have free cocoa and take-home craft kits. Buy tickets for our Annual Holiday Raffle, and purchase handmade ornaments with the proceeds to benefit Greater Hillsborough Senior Services.



■Breakfast with Santa is at the Slusser Center on Dec. 11 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., or you can register online at There will be pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, muffins and more. $7 for ages 12 and up, $5 ages five to 11, free under five, $24 family max.

■Pet photos with Santa on Dec. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Slusser Center. Donations are accepted to support Hopkinton’s Operation Christmas.Info at

■Starry Starry Weekend will be quite the event this year! Our businesses and artists are excited to welcome the magic of the season with all of you on Dec. 3, 4, and 5. This year enjoy a Beer Garden, shop our local stores and pop-up shops, relish the lights aglow, take in the sounds of live holiday music, and soak in the holiday cheer. For information, visit

■Creative Angels Bazaar & Annual Cookie Walk on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 varieties of cookies and a Holiday Food Pantry with homemade soups to go at the Contoocook United Methodist Church.

■Pop-up Sale at the Hopkinton Historical Society Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locally-made items by Abenaki and friends, including baskets, pottery, wood, leather, textile items and more. Museum Shop open. For more information about the Hopkinton Historical Society, visit

■“What We have Learned from the Abenaki Trails Project” at the Hopkinton Historical Society is up. The exhibit is open Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (603) 746-3825

■Help select The Hopkinton Hundred. Let us know your family’s top 10 picture books by Feb. 28. For questions, email or call 746-3663

■U.S. Supreme Court review of 2021 term with John Greabe on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. 

■Library Book Group is reading “Perestroika in Paris” by Jane Smiley. Please read the book and join us Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library. Copies of the book are available at the library.

■The Lions Club has a long-standing fundraising tradition that provides needed services in our community. To kick off the upcoming holiday season we are asking for donations of $15 - or more if you choose - for a Be Kind, Give Thanks sign to place on your lawn or at your business. These will be available at the Christmas tree sale and Food Drive for the Hopkinton Food Pantry. You also can contact Marge Doscher at 603-496-8388 or email to order a sign and arrange for payment and delivery or pickup. To learn more about our club and activities visit our Facebook page hopkintonlionsclub or to our website

■Twice a month, the Hopkinton Town Library Community Room will be open from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 and 16, for families to gather and play. Toys will be set up and families are invited to drop in and stay for as long as they wish. This is a time when your children can socialize, play, and meet other children in a casual, unstructured environment.

■Dial A Ride is open for rides to appointments and other errands. The office hours at the Slusser Center are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. to noon. Call 603-746-4357 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer.

■The Contoocook Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon inside at Maple Street School. Stay up to date by visiting the Facebook page Contoocook Farmers’ Market. Masks are required.

■Join us for the Red Cross Babysitters Training on March 25 (no school on that day). This class is geared for those in 5th to 6th grade, it fills up fast; sign up  at



WARNERBook presentation

■On Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. the Warner Historical Society presents a poetry reading, “Visual Verse: A Snapshot in Time,” at Town Hall. Held in conjunction with the Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region. Email or call (603) 45-2437 for information.

■On Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Warner Historical Society Barn Sale will have tons of Christmas decorations and gifts for sale at the Upton Chandler House Museum. The museum store will also be open for early holiday shopping. Email or call (603) -45-2437 for information.

■Nov. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m., Mountain Jam at Reed’s North presents Country Don. Country Don Smith has lived some of the songs he is known and loved for. For more information and menu, visit Reed’s North on Facebook.

■On Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., the Pillsbury Free Library is hosting a Zoom presentation by Warner resident Rachel Lehr, “Afghanistan: preparing to welcome evacuees into our communities.” This illustrated virtual presentation encompasses the geography and geopolitics of Afghanistan, its history and recent developments.  Rachel will address what to expect from the new arrivals, and how to help them transition to their new American lives. Call (603) 456-2289 to register and get information on the Zoom link. 

■Come see the work of Holiday Artisans at the Warner Historical Society’s Upton Chandler House Museum on Dec. 3, 5 to 7 p.m., and Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find unique gifts for the holidays and support local artisans. For more information, call (603) 456-2437 or email

■Gear Up Homeschoolers will be singing five carols up and down Main Street Dec. 4 around 11:30 a.m.

■The Warner Connects New Hampshire Food Pantry and Resource Center presents a Fashion Show Fundraiser at the Warner Town Hall on Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Fashions from the thrift boutique will be presented by local “models.” Tickets are $8, or 2 for $15 ($10 at the door), children 10 and under free. Tickets may be purchased at The Kitchen, Sugar River Bank, Warner Connects Food Pantry or Family Closet. Monetary donations will also be accepted at these locations. 

■Need Fuel assistance? Contact Warner Connects New Hampshire at (603) 456-2053.

■Christmas trees from LeBlanc’s Christmas Tree Farm (Plymouth) will be for sale again this year on the front lawn of Cafe One East starting the week of Thanksgiving.

■The Warner Winter Parking Ban is in effect Nov. 1 to May 1. The ordinance states that no vehicle may be left on any street, road, or highway in the Town of Warner between midnight and 6 a.m. Any vehicle found to be in violation of this ban will be towed.

■Get ready for sledding! The former ski hill at the end of Mink Hill Lane in the Chandler Reservation has been mowed in preparation for the oncoming snow. To see a map and learn more about Chandler Reservation history, 

■Warner Connects NH volunteers can assist with medical appointments, filling out forms, or transportation as needed. Call (603) 456-2053 or (603) 219-1044. More volunteers are needed.

■Storms Fitness is offering free fitness classes Wednesdays, at 10 a.m. for members and non-members through Dec. 15. The class, Use It or Lose It, is designed for beginners and seniors. Call (603) 848-6179 for more info or visit Storms Fitness on Facebook.

Elibet Chase


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