Tuesday is Town Meeting and voting. The polls open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. On the ballot you will be asked to vote for a selectman for three years: either Joe Ferris, Robert Mathieu, John "Jack" Rose, or write in. And a selectman for a one year term: either Sara Young-Knox, Robert Nadler or a write in. For Moderator for two years, the choice is Edward Alkalay or a write in. For Trustee of the Trust Funds for a three year term, vote for either Richard VanDyne or a write in. For Cemetery Trustee for a three year term, it's Kelly Robitaille or a write in. There is no one running for supervisor of the checklist for the six tear term but June Johnson would like your vote. Again for supervisor of the checklist for two years, you will have to write in a candidate. On the school board ballot, you will again have to write in a name for all but the one year moderator post where Edward Alkalay is on the ballot. You will also be asked to vote on two amendments to the Albany Zoning Ordinances: Amendment No. 1 regarding residential and commercial building height limitations, and Amendment No. 2 regarding commercial setbacks. Please go to www.albanynh.org and look under town clerk/tax collector for complete information regarding the upcoming elections. The town report is now at the office to be picked up.
Not only are we voting for town leadership on Tuesday, but there is a special election for District 1 executive councilor (the seat Ray Burton held before his death).
Tin Mountain: Don't forget the annual First Season Dinner and Auction on March 15 at 5 p.m. It will be held at Fryeburg Academy Ada Wadsworth Arena. There will be live music, bird songs and over 300 unique items to bid upon donated by area businesses and individuals. They include fine dining, luxurious getaways, hiking gear, furniture, fine artwork, blown glass, sculptures and so much more! This event supports Tin Mountain's school, camp, and environmental education programs offered to area children and adults. The cost for the evening, which includes a superb full prime rib dinner (vegetarian entrees upon request), is only $50 per person. Don't miss this event of the season. On March 13 from noon to 1 p.m., Nels Liljedahl will be presenting a piece on landscaping with native plants. This is open to all.
Gibson Center: There will be three St. Patrick Day meals served this season. They will be on March 13, 14, and 17. Wear green and have fun! The Center's bus leaves Wednesday, March 12 at 7am for the Boston Flower Show and returns about 7 p.m. Call 356-3231 to reserve your seat. On Friday, the bus will go to Indian Head for a St. Patrick's Day event. Call for those reservations.
Library: Monday at 10:30 a.m. join the workshop "Learn to Play, Play to Learn". At noon there is an Early Childhood Mental Health Meeting. And at 6 p.m. it's Open Mic Night. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. learn about your digital camera. Wednesday, March 12 at 4 p.m. there's a Girl Scouts meeting. The White Mountain Amateur Radio Club meets at 6 p.m. on March 13.
UNH Extension: At 7 p.m. on March 12 at the Jackson Library, learn about "Seed Starting and Saving."
Memorial Hospital is running an exercise program and is looking for ten women over 40 who meet one or more of the following criteria:
• Personal or family history of breast cancer.
• Began menstruating at age 12 or younger.
• BRACA1 or BRACA2 gene mutation.
• Use of birth control pills.
• High breast or bone density or other benign breast conditions.
• High level of estrogen.
• On menopausal hormone therapy.
• African American.
• Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage.
If you fit the criteria and would be interested in this program, then call Ashlee Chaine at Memorial Hospital: 356-5461 ext. 2120.
Looking for some self-improvement courses? Check out Kennett High School Career & Technical Center for their adult courses. There are art classes, self-improvement classes, computer classes, business skill classes and more.
Fryeburg Acadamy will have an evening of jazz on March 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. Go and enjoy!
Monday, March 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the Mount Washington Valley Choral Society will rehearse at Kennett Middle School. They are preparing for their May concerts. Check it out.
Sandy Stowell had a lovely poem and picture in the paper on Tuesday devoted to her loving dog, Luke, who passed on. To those of us who have lost a pet, we can certainly commiserate with her.
Believe it or not, spring is almost here. Have a great week and think spring!
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 06:10
Foxwoods trip: The next trip to the Foxwoods Casino will be Thursday, April 3. The cost is $35 which includes transportation, a buffet coupon, and a $10 gaming token. The bus will leave from the Wakefield Recreation Department Office on High Street in Wakefield at 5:30 a.m. Please register by March 15 by contacting the Wakefield Recreation Department at (603) 522-9977. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please make checks payable to Wakefield Recreation Department. This is a cooperative effort between the Wakefield, Ossipee, and New Durham Recreation Departments.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:25
Picked up your tickets for the Chocorua Public Library End of Winter Hawaiian Luau celebration on Saturday, March 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Runnells Hall and Chocorua Public Library. Tickets are on sale at the Scandinavian Baking in Chocorua village or on the Chocorua Library website, (chocorualibrary.org) C&R Entertainment with volunteer auctioneer, George Cleveland, will lead the party as we dream of warmer weather to come. Join the librarians and board members in your best Hawaiian Luau attire for limbo, games and an amazing buffet of food and beverage. Award-winning chef, Amanda Cobern, will bring us Hawaii with her culinary delights.Donations for Silent and Live Auctions are still welcome at this event.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:11
Bartlett Town Column: Friends of the Bartlett Public Library will be discussing 'Persepolis' March 11
The Bartlett Recreation Department's grade five and six boys won the Carroll Country Recreation Basketball Tournament. It was a great season of play for Bartlett under the coaching of Chris Bailey and Chris Clark. Congratulations!
On March 11 at 5 p.m. the Friends of the Bartlett Public Library will be discussing their first graphic novel, "Persepolis." "Wise, funny, and heartbreaking,"Persepolis" is Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to 14, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq." The graphic novel is a growing phenomenon within the book-loving community and we are sure you will enjoy this biography of a young girl growing up in Iran. It is a quick, interesting read, so make sure to pick up your book and meet with us on Tuesday, March 11 at 5:00 PM.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:52
Route 5 from the New Suncook School to the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library was busy on last Monday, March 3, when the students marched to the library to kick off a new program "One Community, One Author." The route was marked for safety with orange cones for the youngsters carrying placards noting One Community, One Author. It was cold but they didn't seem to mind the walk wrapped up on heavy coats mittens and scarves. At the library the students were welcomed by director Anna Roma and the library staff. This program is a literacy event where the school picks one author who has published books covering all ages from kindergarten to fifth grade. The author picked who met the criteria is author Kevin Henkes who has written 47 books for this age group.
A resident of Wisconsin Henkes show a great interest in art at an early age. He chose the University of Wisconsin because of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center. With the education he received in this program he not only authors his books but he illustrates them too. Fourteen of his favorite books characters are mice.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 05:25
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