Contoocook town crier for March 13, 2022

bow Rotary speech contest

■Bow Rotary is sponsoring a speech contest based on the Rotary “Four Way Test.” The test of the things we think, say or do is used by Rotarians worldwide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. Any high school-age student, including home-schoolers from Bow or Dunbarton is eligible. Application forms, contest rules and more details are available at Completed applications are due to Dean Cascadden at SAU 67, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304, or can be submitted electronically to by March 11 at 3 pm The Bow Contest will be held on March 22 most likely via Zoom . The sign-in will begin at 5:30 pm with the contest beginning at 6 pm

■The Rotary Club of Bow’s “Foundation Scholarship” applications are now available. Due to the tremendous financial support of our community, the Foundation will be awarding a total of $26,000 in post-secondary scholarships in 2022! Our Scholarship Program provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who either attended Bow High School or who are Bow or Dunbarton students who attended other area high schools. Bow High School tuition student must be from a town/city either without a Rotary club or with a Rotary club that doesn’t offer college, vocational or trade school scholarships. The applications are available in PDF format for download from under the Scholarships/Grants menu. The PDF forms can be filled in electronically and emailed or may be printed off and mailed. Forms are also available in the Bow High School Guidance Office. Adult scholarships are also available. Applications must be received at the Bow School District Superintendent’s Office or emailed to no later than 3 pm on April 29. Applications mailed to the Bow Rotary Club at PO Box 1935, Bow NH 03304 must also be received by this deadline .

■A $1,000 Bow Garden Club Scholarship is available for a graduating BHS Senior who is entering college and 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 Chair Deb Wayne at or (603) 715-1466.

■Bow resident Jessica Dunbar is starting a “Bow Energy Committee” and invites members of the public to join their team. Joining the Bow Energy Committee will give you a new opportunity to participate in town initiatives and to engage with other members of your community.

■Are you looking for a positive and practical way to make a difference in the health of the environment and your community? Are you interested in renewable energy, making Bow a more energy-efficient town, and helping your neighbors learn how they can save money and energy in their homes? The Bow Energy Committee meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Room C of the Town Municipal Building. To learn more about our committee or to join our team, we welcome you to attend a meeting and/or contact Tonia Lindquist at the Town Office for more information contact, (603) 223-3910.


dunbarton Watch for cons

■This month the library book group is reading “Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes. The book discussion will be Wednesday at noon in the library. Bring a lunch if you’d like.

■Reading to Dogs for kids in grades 1 to 4 will have 20 minute sessions on March 24. Read aloud to Mr. T, a registered/certified therapy dog ​​from Therapy Dogs Winter and Spring 2022. Mr. T and Nancy will be here for three one-on-one sessions each day: 2:45 to 3:10 pm, 3:15 to 3:35 pm, 3:40 to 4 pm You must register with the library. No walk-ins. Thanks.

■“Fraud Watch: Outsmarting the Con-Artist,” virtually presented by the Dunbarton Police Department with NH AARP and the Dunbarton Public Library on March 24 at 6:30 pm During the presentation, AARP and Officer Jason Patten will discuss common scams and frauds that are seen locally. This will be held via Zoom. The link will be posted as the event gets closer. Open to the public.

■Virtual Mindful Meditations via Zoom with Judy Caron, Living Mindfully NH. Join for an hour-long virtual Loving-Kindness Meditation on March 24 at 7 pm Please email if you are interested in attending. They will send you the link.

■This month the DCC Book Club is reading the book “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The discussion will be on April 7 from 7 to 8 pm Anne Hosts.

■Nature photographer and Dunbarton Conservation Commission member Drew Groves’s exhibition of photographs on the Library Art Wall has been extended until the end of March. You are encouraged to come on down to see the stunning photos and beauty within our own backyard. To learn more about the Dunbarton Conservation Commission visit:

■Save the date for PTO Easter Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt will be April 9 from 9 to 10:30 am Farmhouse Breakfast and Children’s Egg Hunt (weather permitting).



HENNIKER / WEARE riot remembrance

■Raising an adolescent age 10 to 19? The Weare Library is holding a series of meet-ups where parents can join other parents and talk about their experiences. The first meeting is on March 21 at 7 pm This session will feature the expertise of Dr. Debbie Farr.

■A film trailer for the Alchemists’ Workshop’s docu-drama about Henniker 19th century deaf educator and advocate, Tom Brown, is now available on their website, Instagram or YouTube channels: njWkJhvPZMknChnBu/view ?usp=sharing.

■The Pine Tree Riot 250th Anniversary Celebration is April 9 from 10 am to 2 pm, for all ages.

■As part of the Town of Weare festivities, the library is hosting talks by Connie Evans, author of “Ebenezer Mudgett” and the “Pine Tree Riot” AND crafts and buttons for kids.



■On Monday the Fuller Public Library’s (FPL) Military History book group will meet at 2 pm to discuss “D-Day Girls” by Sarah Rose.

■On Tuesday a new Cookbook Group, will meet at FPL at 1 pm and the Mystery Book Group will meet at 6:30 pm to discuss “Open Season” by Archer Mayor. Call for more information at (603) 464-3595

■RSVP is needed by March 18 for the March 22 GHSS Hooksett Shopping Tour. The tour departs from Shaw’s at 9 am with stops at Corey’s Closet, Ocean State Job Lot and Joanne’s Fabrics. Pay your own lunch at riders’ choice, Applebee’s or 99’s Restaurant. Please RSVP to Lou Ellen (603) 464-5138.


WARNER Telephone such

■On March 13 at 4 pm, Reed’s North Acoustic series presents Old Folk. And don’t forget Trivia Night every Tuesday at 6 pm For more information and menu, visit Reed’s North on Facebook.

■On March 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm the Warner 4-H Club will hold its monthly meeting (second Monday of the month) at the United Church of Warner.

■On March 16, at 3 pm, visit Gianni Rodari’s Telephone Tales at the NH Telephone Museum. Read by Miss Sue from the Pillsbury Free Library. The suggested donation is $5. General Admission to the Telephone Museum is $6 for seniors 65 and over, $7 for adults (18 to 59), and $3 for students in grades 1 to 12. Docent-led tours are available at 10:30 am and 2 pm with advance reservations and an additional $3 per person. For more information, visit or call (603) 456-2234. Telephone Museum is now open Tuesdays and Saturdays for March and April.

■On March 18 from 5 to 7 pm Magdalen College holds its last Community Fish Fry Dinner served in the dining room, carry-out available. Regular, as well as gluten and dairy-free fish options are available. Meals are $10 per person over 12 years old, $5 ages six to 12, and free for children five and under. A Magdalen student group will be raising money to help refugees from the war in Ukraine. Bring cash to support the cause! COVID-19 protocols will be posted on the doors of the main building and temperature screening is required before entry. For more information, contact Ginger Iverson at (603) 456-2656 or

■March 18 is the deadline to register your co-ed softball team with Warner Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit and click on Spring Softball.

■March 19 to 20 is Kearsarge Maple Weekend. Seven sap houses will provide demonstrations; maps available at local businesses and the sap houses. Make plans to visit a sap house, pick up a craft at the library, learn traditional sugaring methods at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, eat waffles or pancakes with local syrup at the Public Market, and lend your taste buds to the Maple Syrup Tasting contested on Sunday at noon at the Town Hall. Sponsored, in part, by the Follansbee Inn, the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce, the Nancy Sibley Wilkins Trust Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, and the Warner Historical Society. For details, go to or

■Through March 20 the United Church of Warner is holding a Double Impact Food Drive. The Church will match your donation of canned foods can-for-can. Items will be distributed to people in our community. Donations may be dropped off at the Church Parish House. For more info, visit

■On March 30 at 6:30 pm, Zoom in to Banjos, Bones, and Ballads with Jeff Warner, performer, educator, and interpreter of traditional music. Free to the public, this Humanities-to-go program is funded by the NH Humanities and sponsored by the Pillsbury Free Library, MainStreet Warner, and the Warner Historical Society. To register for the Zoom link, visit

■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

■March Madness at Family Closet! Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm Great deals on lightly worn clothing and accessories. Help us clear out the Closet for spring!

■Kearsarge Food Hub is seeking applicants for year two of its Farmer Apprenticeship Program. This paid six-month program for one or two aspiring farmers provides an immersive experience in sustainable market gardening. For more information, visit

Elizabeth Chase


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