Contoocook River Region town crier for the week of March 12, 2023

Published: 3/14/2023 11:20:36 AM
Modified: 3/14/2023 11:20:16 AM
BOWPizza and Game Day

■Bow Young at Heart will hold a Pizza and Game Day on March 22 at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Rd., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

■2023 scholarship applications are now available, The Rotary Club of Bow announces that their annual Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available. Rules and forms are available at he applications are available in PDF format for download from The application must be received at the Bow School District Superintendent’s Office or emailed to no later than 3 p.m. on April 14. Applications may also be mailed to the Bow Rotary Club, PO Box 1935, Bow NH 03304.

■The Bow Garden Club (BGC) will start off its 2023 year on April 17 at the Old Town Hall, 91 Bow Center Rd. Social time and refreshments at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s program will feature Amy Cardello from Pleasant View Gardens. Call BGC President Keryn Anderson at 603-856-8563, visit or email for more information.


DUNBARTONAncestry presentation

■Election Day is Tuesday, there will be no school. Polls are open at the Community Center, the school gym, 20 Robert Rogers Rd., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Town Meeting begins when polls close. For more inforamtion on budgets and warrants, and more to be discussed at the meeting, visit

■The Public Library’s book group will hold their monthly discussion of Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles at noon on Wednesday. For more information, contact the library.

■“Researching your Immigrant Ancestors” presented by Erin E. Moulton will be on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. To request a link to this online program or any other, please email before 5 p.m. the day of the presentation.

■At the library, Read Aloud to a Dog. Mr. T is a registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205. Children in Kindergarten to Grade 4 who register will have a 20-minute session on March 16 and 30 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Please call the library to register now.

■Joe and Pam Milioto were announced as the well-deserved recipients of the Town of Dunbarton’s 2022 Annual Report dedication!




■LINEC Spring classes (Learning Institute of New England College ) begin April 10. To see course descriptions and registration information, go to or call 978 743-9077 for a catalog.

■Weare Henniker Youth Theatre has announced their summer musicals: the week of July 10 is Alice in Wonderland and July 17 is Square Pegs. Call 603-568-5102 for more information.

■The Rotary is sponsoring its annual SleepOut to combat youth homelessness. Contact them to find out how you can help!



■On March 16 the NHS and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive and we are looking for members of the community to donate blood! You can sign up now to donate blood by visiting and entering HopkintonHS.

■The March title for the Library Book Group is The Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis Island, by Heather Webb. The Book Group will meet to discuss on March 29 at 1 p.m. in the Local History Room, as well as on Zoom.

■At its meeting on Feb. 21, the Select Board established the Hopkinton Housing Committee. If you are interested, please complete and return the Application for Appointment ( The Select Board plans to review applications at its March 13 meeting.

■Hopkinton Town Library call for artwork (all media) with the prompt Edward Lear’s classic poem The Owl and the Pussycat. Artists age 10 to 110 are encouraged to submit photos of your work to by March 24 for a gallery show in April and May 2023. Copies of the poem available at the library and on our website.

■Town/School Elections will be held on March 14 at the Hopkinton Middle High School.

■Last year’s Hopkinton PTA auction featured 125 unique bid items and had over 8,000 page views. We would love to feature your product or business, too! Email us at

■Join us for friendly and fun Cribbage games at the Slusser Center on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Don’t know how to play, but want to learn? Contact the Recreation Department and we will put you in touch with an experienced Cribbage player who can teach you at 603-746-8263, or

■The Hopkinton Town Library’s Family Story Time is held twice a week - Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

■Ballet and creative dance on Tuesdays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. from March 7 to May 9 at the Slusser Senior Center. For boys and girls in Grades 2 to 5, register at

■Hopkinton residents in need of assistance with heat, food, housing, and medication should contact Human Services Director, Alicia Presti at 603-746-8244 or email

■The Contoocook Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon inside Maple Street School. Stay up to date by visiting the Facebook page Contoocook Farmers’ Market. SNAP/EBT accepted.

■Hopkinton summer, art, science and British Soccer camps registration is open at



WARNERTick program

■Watch out for Ticks! Learn more about ticks and tick-borne diseases at Pillsbury Free Library, on March 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

■Both the New Hampshire Telephone Museum and the Warner Firefighter Museum are open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during March and April.

■Maple Weekend is upon us! Visit to find a directory of sugar houses throughout the state.

■On Maple Weekend, March 18, enjoy a pancake breakfast at the United Church of Warner from 7:30 to 11 a.m. with proceeds going to Warner’s 250th birthday celebration in 2024. Learn about sugaring at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’s Maple Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. including free outdoor demonstrations, a raffle, and maple baked goods and syrup for sale. Maple Weekend continues on March 19, when Warner Historical Society sponsors a Maple Syrup Tasting event at Town Hall from noon to 3 p.m.

■Election Day is on March 14 at Town Hall. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit for links to sample ballots and more important information including the budget, warrant articles, and more.

■Town Meeting will be held on March 15, starting at 6 p.m., at Town Hall. Residents must be registered voters to vote on the operating budget and warrant articles. For more information, contact Principal Tim Stokes at

■Registration for Warner Youth Sports Association spring softball and baseball is open! For details and to register, visit Also, umpires are needed. If interested, contact Tyler at or Becky at

■Mud season is here! Please observe weight limits on Town Roads. All Class V Roads within Warner are closed to vehicles in excess of six tons until further notice. Fuel delivery trucks and emergency vehicles are excluded. For permission to exceed the limit contact Tim Allen, Director of Public Works, at 603-456-3366.

■The Warner Parks and Rec. CoEd Softball League is open to adults ages 18+. All skill levels are welcome to play. Find signup forms at

■The Family Closet Thrift Boutique plays an important role in feeding the residents of Warner. Last year, Family Closet donated $26,000 to the Food Pantry, which served over 2,000 meals a month, on average.

Elibet Chase


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