Contoocook town crier for Feb. 13, 2022

Published: 2/9/2022 9:12:10 AM
Modified: 2/9/2022 9:10:29 AM
BOWScholarship available

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club Scholarship is available for a graduating Bow High School Senior who is entering college and pursuing education in any of the plant sciences. Applications available at the BHS counseling office or by contacting Debra Wayne at or (603) 715-1466. Applications need to be received by April 30.

■The Bow Garden Club will be “hibernating” until April! Look for future postings of upcoming meetings and programs that are open to the public. Also, feel free to contact Club President/Membership Chairman Keryn Anderson at (603) 731-6425, or go to the BGC website for information about joining our “Bow Area” club.


DUNBARTONVaccine clinic

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading the book “The Jigs & Juleps Girl: Her Life and Writings” by Beverly Mayne Kienzle. The discussion will be on March 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

■Next Read to Dogs will be at the town library for first to fourth graders on Feb. 10 and 24. There will be three socially distant one-on-one sessions each meeting. Call to set up your time!

■Wreaths Across Dunbarton and Flags Around Dunbarton will have its second vaccine clinic at the Dunbarton Elementary School on Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic, no need to sign up ahead of time. The vaccines are free, no health insurance is needed. Anyone five and older can get vaccinated here.

■The library’s virtual “Early Season Trolling for Landlocked Salmon” with Scott Biron will be held on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Landlocked salmon fishing is a much-lauded tradition among Granite State anglers, made even more challenging when the quest begins on a fly.

■The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Dunbarton Police Department have partnered together to present “Social Media: A Predator’s Playground.” This event is free and open to the general public on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elementary School. Learn about the dangers that teens face every day. In doing so, we’ll discuss how computers, cell phones, iPads, digital cameras, gaming systems, social networking applications, and internet blogs all play a role in placing students and families at risk. RSVP to Chief Christopher Remillard at

■Limited copies are available at the library of the title “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. The Zoom discussion is on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Email to check the availability of books. Links will be sent out just prior to the program.

■During the month of February, the town library’s monthly Art Wall Series will feature talented nature photographer and Dunbarton Conservation Commission member Drew Groves. He’ll be exhibiting a collection of photographs that highlight the wildlife and naturescapes of Dunbarton’s conservation areas, most notably Kimball Pond Conservation Area.



HENNIKER / WEARELibrary newsletter

■Weare is currently looking to hire a full-time Transfer Station Attendant. The town offers a full benefit package. Job descriptions and applications are at the Public Works Office, by calling (603) 529-2469 or online at

■Want to learn about Crypto? At 2 p.m. Sunday there’s a free Zoom from the Henniker Library. Don’t miss this exciting and very informative presentation! Visit the library website for Zoom information.

■And speaking of Tucker Free library have you seen their useful and fun newsletter? Sign up to get them each month by email. Don’t miss announcements of programs, book reviews, and more! Info at



■On Tuesday the Crafter’s Corner will resume at Fuller Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Crafting fun with friends and new acquaintances.

■On Tuesday is the Spark Joy virtual program at Fuller Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Certified Konmari consultant, Shannon Honeycutt, trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo will join us for her decluttering and organizing workshop. Call (603) 464-3595 or email to register.

■On Wednesday is the GHSS Warner Shopping Trip with pickup at Maple Leaf at 8:45 a.m. Call Riche Colcombe at (603) 478-1989 to reserve a ride for shopping. Masks required.

■On Feb. 12, there is a 1920s themed dance to celebrate Hillsborough’s 250th Anniversary at the NH National Guard Armory in Hillsborough from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music, food and memorabilia will be sold. Reservations are required. Go to our website or Facebook page to sign up through the link, or call Fuller Public Library to register.



■A new exhibit is up at The Hopkinton Town Library in the gallery! We have a selection of beautiful artwork by Sally Chase. Her paintings and drawings focus on the subtleties of the natural New England landscape and its denizens.

■Make Your Own Valentine Gnome, for ages 7-10 with an adult, Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. Snow date Feb. 20, 4 to 5 p.m. All supplies will be provided. All programs are free and open to the public. Information at Please register:, or email or call the library at 746-3663.

■The Tooky Barber team is excited to announce our new barber Maxwell William McLaughlin. Max has been in the barber industry for a few years now and has some experience under his belt and is very eager to get back behind the chair! Max will be working Saturdays and Sundays and is available to book with now at

■You can join the Blackwater Nordic Ski Club and access groomed trails for cross-country classic and skate skiing at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds! Adult membership is $35 for the season. Find out more at or email

■The most recent issue of The Talon from Hopkinton Middle High School is published online and ready to read. Check out what our talented student journalists have to say

■Winter Wonderland Walks sponsored by the Hopkinton Recreation Department for ages 18 years and older. Times are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Mondays from Feb. 14 to March 7. Information at

■Help select The Hopkinton Hundred. Let us know your family’s top 10 picture books by Feb. 28. Stop by the library to pick up a nomination form. One per family, please. Questions? Email or call 746-3663

■Dial A Ride is open for rides to medical appointments, dental, physical therapy, radiation and chemotherapy and any other errands such as shopping, banking and barber or hairdresser appointments. 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, 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 this day). This class is geared for those in 5th-6th grade; it fills up fast, sign up now to secure a spot at

■Come practice reading with Zeke. He loves sitting and listening to a good story. Bring your own book or let us choose one for you. Register on the Hopkinton Town Library website or call 746-3663 to sign up for Feb. 8 or March 8.

■Red Cross blood drive at St.Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 23 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please schedule a time by calling 1-800-Red Cross or go to and enter HopkintonNH to schedule an appointment.

■In 2021, Two Villages Art Society welcomed over 150 members to the gallery and created opportunities for over 70 artists to show their work. None of this could have happened without local support. We’re looking forward to amazing shows and artists in 2022, beginning in February with For the Love of Impression, works by New Hampshire printmakers. We invite you to become a member today. Learn more at



WARNERPlay in the snow

■On Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. the BookEnds Book Group will discuss acclaimed author Amor Towles’ “Lincoln Highway.”

■On Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., Mountain Jam at Reed’s North presents. Don’t forget Trivia Night on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and now Warner Wednesdays at 5 p.m. For more information and menu, visit Reed’s North on Facebook.

■On Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. the Pillsbury Free Library Book Group will discuss “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King.

■On Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. join the Monthly Craft Circle at Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum. Bring a project to work on. The event will be both in-person and on Zoom. For in person event, proof of vaccination and face masks will be required, and attendance will be limited to 15 people. Please visit for link to RSVP.

■The Kearsarge High School Music Department is holding a mattress fundraiser at the high school on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks will be required. For more information, visit “Kearsarge Music Mattress Fundraiser” on Facebook.

■Chill out at Chandler on Feb. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Join the fun at the Chandler Reservation, the old ski area at the end of Mink Hill Lane. Enjoy activities for the kids, story time, a fire pit, refreshments, a tree identification walk, and of course sledding! Wear warm clothing and bring snowshoes, sleds, and camp chairs. For more information, contact Jody at

■On Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Snow Snake Winter Celebration at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in collaboration with the Abenaki Trails Project. Learn how to play the Abenaki game of Snow Snake along with other activities such as a used book sale and raffle. The Museum and Gift Shop will be open. For more information visit

■The Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts announces their Annual Poetry Contest. Deadline for submission is March 12. This year’s theme is “Farming in New Hampshire.” Submissions should be mailed to Dianalee Velie, PO Box 290, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 938-2734, To see the Rules for Submission and more, visit

■Family Closet is now open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In February, all coats, sweaters, and boots are just $5. Check out our Valentine’s Day Special on Feb 12, all red and pink clothing is 50% off. Winter donations are still being accepted – there is a two bag limit per delivery upstairs.

■The Warner Youth Sports Association is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to manage the schedule of volunteers and more for the Snack Shack for spring youth sports. For more information, visit

■Riverside Ice Rink at Bagley Field is open! For ice rink updates, visit the Riverside Ice Rink Facebook page at

■Need emergency firewood? The Warner Community Wood Bank is up and running with a new self-service firewood bin at the Transfer Station. Intended for temporary relief for urgent needs, you may help yourself. For larger quantities, contact the Town Hall at (603) 456-2298, ext. 1, and leave your contact information. The Emergency Wood Bank at Warner Connects NH is also stocked and open to those in need. Contact (603) 456-2053 for more information.

■Be on the lookout for gnomes! One is hiding around Warner and waiting to be found. If you see it, take a picture and post it on the Let’s Talk About Warner Facebook page. Make sure to leave it where it is so others can have a chance to find it.

■Winter hours for Warner Connects NH Food Pantry and Resource Center are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment. Call (603) 456-2053 or email

■Warner Youth Softball Registration is open! Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the full registration fee. WYSA is also looking for a volunteer coordinator. To register and for more information, visit

■Who is Warner’s oldest citizen? Help the Historical Society find the next recipient of the Boston Post Cane, a tradition started in 1909 by the Boston Post newspaper. Please contact the Historical Society if you, or a family member, were born between 1924 and 1930 and are still living in Warner. To learn more, go to

Elibet Chase


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