Town Crier Contoocook from January 19, 2022

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■ Bow Young at Heart will resume meeting in 2022 with the following programs scheduled: January 12 (“Winter Mammals: Adapting to a New England Climate,” presented by Shelby Morelli of the Audubon Society) and January 26 (a discussion of programs food bank and pantry). BYAH meetings are held at the Bow Old Town Hall with a social hour at 11:30 a.m. and a program at 12:30 p.m. Members and guests must bring lunch and a drink. Desserts will be offered. For more information, contact Carol Barleon at (603) 568-2812.

■ The Bow Brawlers wrestling program run by the Bow Athletic Club is for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade, and they’re hosting a “comedy fundraiser” on Jan. 28 at the Bow Community Building. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The event features top local comedians. Admission is $25 per person (18 and over). Bring your own alcohol and/or snacks and choose to participate in raffles, a 50/50 draw and an auction. For tickets and to find out how to donate or become a sponsor, please email [email protected]

■The Bow Garden Club will “hibernate” until April! Please feel free to contact Club President/Membership Chair Keryn Anderson at (603) 731-6425 or visit the BGC website for more information about joining our club “Bow Area”.


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DUNBARTONAuthor’s visit

■No school on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

■Checklist supervisors will hold a checklist marking session on Tuesday from 7:00 to 7:30 pm at the municipal office.

■The Zoom discussion for Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweetgrass” will take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., moderated by Damien Costello. Featured by NH Humanities Perspectives book discussion. Check with the library for the link.

■ Virtual chair yoga with Sherry Gamble will take place on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Please email [email protected] for the link.

■The library will offer a virtual author tour with Anders Morley for the National Outdoor Book Award “This Snow Country – A Journey to the Winter North” in the “Travels” category. The presentation will take place on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. Please email [email protected] for the Zoom link, which will be sent to you just before our program.

■The DCC Book Club reads “Beyond Resistance” by John Dorhauer. The discussion will take place on February 3 from 7-8:30 p.m., moderated by Eleanor. Everyone is welcome.

■ Get tickets to the Comedy Fundraiser featuring top local comedians benefiting Bow Brawlers on January 28 at the Bow Community Center. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring your alcohol and snacks. There will be raffles, a 50/50 draw, auctions and an 18+ show. Tickets are $25. To get tickets, donate or sponsor, please visit: IMF [email protected]



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HENNIKER / CLOTHINGWatch matches online

■ The Weare City Library is asking you to complete an online survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gibson Bookstore at

■Weare/Henniker Youth Theater has spent the months of the pandemic writing original musicals about people and local stories and filming them at Dartmouth College. Trailers can be found on Facebook, Instagram and the band’s website at

■ Some of the important Town of Weare meetings to come include: January 17 (Board of Selectors meeting at 6:30 p.m.), January 18 (Cable Committee meeting at 7:00 p.m.) and January 24 (Board of Selectors meeting at 6 p.m.: 30 p.m.)


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■You can join the Blackwater Nordic Ski Club and access groomed trails for classic cross-country skiing and skating at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds! An adult membership is $35 for the season. Blackwater Nordic Ski Club is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that also offers youth programs and adult clinics. To learn more, visit or email [email protected]

■ The winter season is here and impressions in the snow indicate that the Hopkinton trails are heavily used! Public and private trailheads are managed with winter plowing according to storm schedules and priorities. For maps and more information on Hopkinton Trails, visit

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

■ The Contoocook Chamber of Commerce welcomes the American Legion Post 81, the second newest member of the Chamber in 2022. The Legion, located at 169 Bound Tree Road, invites current and new members, as well as their invited, to check in their new installation! To find out how to become a member of the American Legion, call them at 746-4495.

■Der Markt after inventory hours: Thursday 11-5, Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10-4. Bring us your lightly used Der Markt bags and boxes during the month of January for a chance to win a $100 gift card. We will give you one raffle ticket per article. Additionally, we will donate $1 per returned item to the Contoocook Community Carry Fund.

■ The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with a mission to build community by connecting people through hyperlocal donations and reducing our impact on the environment. A Buy Nothing group for Hopkinton, Boscawen, Webster and Salisury has recently been formed. Your stored items could be just what another person needs. You can check out this group on Facebook.

■Winter Wonderland Walks sponsored by the Hopkinton Recreation Department for ages 18+. From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Mondays from February 14 to March 7. Information on

■ “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the selection for the book discussion with the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. The type of meeting (in-person, Zoom or hybrid) is not yet determined. Copies of the novel (including the regular and large-print editions and the audiobook on CD) are available at checkout in the library. This is also available as a hoopla audiobook, Overdrive/Libby ebook, and Overdrive/Libby audiobook.

■Helps select The Hopkinton Hundred. Let us know your family’s top 10 picture books by February 28, 2022. Stop by the library to pick up a nomination form. One per family, please. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 746-3663

■ Dial A Ride is open for rides to appointments and errands. The Slusser Center hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 603-746-4357 to make an appointment or to volunteer.

■ The Contoocook Farmers Market is held every Saturday at 9 am inside Maple Street School. Stay up to date by visiting the Contoocook Farmers’ Market Facebook page. Masks are mandatory.



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HORNZoom Craft Circle

■ On January 15 at 1 p.m., the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum will host a Zoom Craft Circle meeting to discuss starting a monthly craft circle. Brainstorm and craft together via Zoom in hopes of meeting in person in February or a month later!

■ On January 16 at 4 pm, Mountain Jam at Reed’s North presents The Complete Unknowns. every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information and menu, visit Reed’s North on Facebook.

■ The Kearsarge Community Network (KCN) will meet on Zoom to discuss ways to build community resilience on January 19. KCN meets virtually on the third Wednesday of every month. Open to everyone. For more information about the meeting, contact KCN Coordinator Carol at 603-938-2562 or [email protected]

■ On January 20, Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce brochure content is due. For more information, visit

■ There is a Planning Board public hearing to receive comments on proposed changes to the Warner Zoning Ordinance on January 24 at 7 p.m.

■ The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) presents “The Nutcracker,” a fresh and unique version that combines all the performing arts on January 22 (7 p.m.) and 23 (2 p.m.). Snow dates: Jan. 29 (7 p.m.) and Jan. 30 (2 p.m.) at Warner Town Hall. For more information, visit

■ On January 26 at 7 p.m., MainStreet Warner, Inc. will hold a public hearing via Zoom to discuss the proposed commercial kitchen project that is planned for the Lodge. Sign up for a Zoom link at or go to

■ Kearsarge Area After School Ski and Snowboard Club at Pats Peak has started. The Warner Youth Sports Association offers the program to all children through grade 12, including home-schooled or private students who live in the district. For more details, visit and click on Learn to Ski and Ride Program. Use the password SNOW to register. Some partial scholarships may be available. For more information, call Rachel de Thomas at (603) 748-1800 or Manya Collins at (603) 660-8393.

■ Support Kearsarge Men’s Basketball with their January fundraiser to support the purchase of equipment and supplies. Tickets can be purchased on Venmo through Coach Camp, (@CoachCamp3) or Laura Pillsbury (@Laura-Pillsbury). Or send a check to Laura Pillsbury, PO Box 53, Springfield, NH 03284

■Need fuel assistance? Contact Warner Connects NH at (603) 456-2053.

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

■Registration for youth softball 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

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