Contoocook river region town crier for the week of Jan. 29, 2023

Published: 01-31-2023 10:53 AM


■The next meeting of Bow Young at Heart is on Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Rd. Our speaker is Paul Wainwright of NH Humanities Council. He will give a presentation on “New England’s Colonial Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Culture.” The public is invited to attend and his presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Social hour is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch and beverage and the club will provide dessert. Membership is open to all residents of Bow and surrounding communities for those age 55 and older.

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club (BGC) scholarship is available for a graduating Bow High School (BHS) senior who is pursuing an education in any of the plant sciences (horticulture, conservation, forestry, etc.) An application may be acquired through the BHS counseling office or by contacting BGC Scholarship Chairman Debra Wayne at or (603) 715-1466. Applications need to be received by April 30.


DUNBARTONMaker’s Mornings

■The DCC Book Club has a new name, Beyond the Book. This month the club is reading No Time Like the Future by Michael J. Fox. The discussion will be on Feb. 2 in the Vestry or on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information or the Zoom link, call Barb at 496-3253.

■Maker’s Mornings will resume monthly at the Dunbarton Congregational Church Vestry building for anyone wanting to create in a supportive atmosphere. The focus will be collage. Other mediums are being explored. Drop in with scissors or with a yarn or paint project you’re working on from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 7, March 7 and April 4. The community is welcome. For more information, contact

■Read to a Dog. Children in Kindergarten to Grade 4 who register will have a 20-minute session, from 2:45 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 16. Please call the library to register prior to the dates listed.

■“Healthy Decadent Chocolate Desserts” will be virtually presented by Leslie Cercier on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Leslie will introduce eco-friendly baking tips and organic ingredients to use for your health and pleasure. Discover the sweeteners and healthy fats to use, how to make your own nut flours, and more. Please email prior to 5 p.m., on Feb. 9 to obtain the link.

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■Thanks to the NH Humanities-Virtual Perspectives Book Discussions, the library will again host humanities presenters as book club facilitators for the February adult book groups. They will host Ann McClellan on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of White Teeth by Zadie Smith. For more information and link, contact the library

■The town has enacted a winter parking ban effective until April 1 of each year. This ban prohibits parking in or on the town roads, rights of way, and municipal parking lots between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The town has the right to tow or ticket violators. The purpose of this winter parking ban is to allow winter maintenance crews to unobstruct snow removal and ice control routes, as much as possible, to maintain the maximum effectiveness of their efforts.



HENNIKER / WEAREStudent performance

■On Feb. 5 at the Tucker Free Library, learn how to build a welcoming space for bees and butterflies. There will be a 2 p.m. panel discussion followed by a 3:15 p.m. book reading and family activity with Brandi Mae, a Henniker resident and author of Bizzy the Very Busy Bumblebee.

■Sixth-grade students at HCS are immersed in Chinese study as the Artist in Residence program is underway. There will be an evening performance with students and Master Zhou Xuan on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the gym that will be open to the public.

■Tech Ed and Family and Consumer Science have returned to the middle school experience at the Henniker Community School at the hands of one versatile and creative teacher. HCS teacher Todd Storro teaches Tech Ed and cooking classes to students in Grades 4 to 8.

■New Life Thrift Shop’s winter hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.


WARNERApple Hill String Quartet

■The filing period for March elections is open until Feb. 3 with many positions available from Almoners to Selectboard. Visit for more information.

■On Jan. 29 at 2 p.m., Apple Hill String Quartet performs at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Featured are selections by Navajo composer, Raven Chacon, as well as other pieces. Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Apple Hill String Quartet Tickets. Tickets are $15 per person and children 12 and under are free.

■The Warner Democratic Party will caucus is being held on Zoom at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29. To receive the link, please register at

■The Warner Planning Board will hold a second public hearing to receive comments on proposed amendments to the Warner Zoning Ordinance on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Written comments received by noon on Jan. 30 will be part of the public record. These documents and any others received after the deadline can be viewed on the Landuse Public Comments page.

■Come network at Coffee and Connections at Cafe One East, on Feb. 1 at 8 a.m.

■Kindergarten, preschool, and new student registration for the Kearsarge Regional School District 2023to 2024 school year opens on Feb. 1. Online registration and more details may be accessed at

■Join the fun at the Kearsarge Trail Snails Torchlight Dinner and Raffle on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Warner Town Hall. Turkey or roast beef will be served with all the fixings and dessert! Bring your own booze. Lots of great raffle prizes! The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages six to 12, children under six are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Easter Seals Camp Sno-Mo.

■Family Closet Thrift Boutique will be closed for Winter Break until Feb. 1 with no donations accepted. Spring and summer donations will be accepted starting April 1.

■Come to the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Mid-Winter Social for music and companionship on Feb. 5 from 2 to 6 p.m. Host Drum Black Thunder Singers; Emcee Ed Bullock. Join us for dancing and music; bring a dish to share! Located at 18 Highlawn Rd. More information at

■Plans have begun for Warner’s 250th birthday in 2024! Plan to attend the spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser on Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Warner Town Hall. The meal is $15 per person. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. for the sale of raffle tickets and viewing of items.

■Do you have a useful and money-saving repair or maintenance skill to share? Please contact the Pillsbury Free Library to participate in a community Do-It-Yourself Fair Day where you can share your skills.

■Did you know? Salt sand is available free to Warner residents for personal use (not businesses) at the Transfer Station.

■Warner Youth Sports seeks your feedback. If you participated in a program this past year, please take a few moments to complete the survey at Thank you!

■Warner Connects NH Food Pantry and Community Resource Center seeks donations of personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, skin moisturizing lotion, bar soap, and Depends (for men and women) size XL. Donations may be left in the tent or dropped off during Pantry hours (Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.). For more information, call (603) 456-2053.

■“CHILL OUT (at Chandler)” is being held as a pop-up event. Join us at the old ski area up Mink Hill Lane this Jan. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. for sledding, a fire pit and refreshments! Bring a sled and suitable clothing. If sledding isn’t your thing you can hike or snowshoe the one-mile Woods Walk Loop and check out the new informational guide posts along the way!

Elibet Chase