Contoocook town crier of March 13, 2022

BOW Rotary Speech Contest

■Bow Rotary is sponsoring a speech contest based on the Rotary “Four Way Test”. The test of what we think, say, or do is used by Rotarians around the world as a moral code for personal and professional relationships. Any high school student, including homeschoolers from Bow or Dunbarton, is eligible. Entry forms, contest rules and more details are available at Completed applications should be sent to Dean Cascadden at SAU 67, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304, or can be submitted electronically to [email protected] by March 11 at 3 p.m. The Bow competition will take place on March 22 most likely via Zoom. . Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the contest will begin at 6:00 p.m.

■Applications for the Rotary Club of Bow “Foundation Scholarships” are now available. Thanks to the tremendous financial support of our community, the Foundation will award a total of $26,000 in post-secondary scholarships in 2022! Our scholarship program offers scholarships to high school seniors who attended Bow High School or who are Bow or Dunbarton students who attended other area high schools. The Bow High School student must be from a city without a Rotary club or with a Rotary club that does not offer college, vocational, or business scholarships. Applications are available in PDF format for download on under the Scholarships/Grants menu. PDF forms can be completed electronically and emailed or can be printed and mailed. Forms are also available at the Bow High School Guidance Office. Adult scholarships are also available. Nominations must be received at the Bow School District Superintendent’s office or emailed to [email protected] by 3 p.m. 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 BHS Senior graduate entering college and pursuing a degree in one of the plant sciences (horticulture, conservation, forestry, etc.). An application can be acquired through the BHS Consulting Office or by contacting Deb Wayne, BGC Scholarship Chair, at [email protected] or (603) 715-1466.

■Bow resident Jessica Dunbar sets up a “Bow Energy Committee” and invites members of the public to join her team. Joining the Bow Energy Committee will give you a new opportunity to participate in city initiatives and engage with others in your community.

■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 to save money and energy in their homes? The Bow Energy Committee meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room C of the Town Municipal Building. To learn more about our committee or to join our team, we invite you to attend a meeting and/or contact Tonia Lindquist at the municipal office for more information, contact [email protected], (603) 223-3910 .


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DUNBARTON Beware of downsides

■This month, the library reading group is reading “Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes. The discussion around the book will take place on Wednesday noon at the library. Bring a lunch if you wish.

■Reading to Dogs for children in grades 1-4 will have 20 minute sessions on March 24th. Read aloud to Mr. T, a Registered/Certified Therapy Dog from Therapy Dogs Winter and Spring 2022. Mr. T and Nancy will be there for three individual sessions per day: 2:45-3:10 p.m., 3:15- 3:35 p.m., 3:40 p.m. to 4 p.m. Compulsory registration at the library. No appointment. Thank you.

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

■Virtual mindfulness meditations via Zoom with Judy Caron, Living Mindfully NH. Join us for a one-hour virtual meditation on kindness on March 24 at 7 p.m. Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend. They will send you the link.

■This month, the DCC Book Club is reading Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass. The discussion will take place on April 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. Anne Hosts.

■ The exhibition of photographs by wildlife photographer and member of the Dunbarton Conservation Commission, Drew Groves, on the library’s art wall has been extended until the end of March. We encourage you to come see the great photos and the beauty of our own backyard. To learn more about the Dunbarton Conservation Commission, visit:

■ Save the date for the PTO Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt on April 9 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Farm Breakfast and Egg Hunt for the kids (weather permitting) .



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■ Raising a teenager aged 10 to 19? The Weare Library is hosting a series of get-togethers where parents can join other parents and talk about their experiences. The first meeting will take place on March 21 at 7 p.m. This session will feature the expertise of Dr. Debbie Farr.

■ A trailer for the Alchemists’ Workshop docu-fiction about 19th century Henniker’s deaf educator and advocate, Tom Brown, is now available on their website, Instagram or YouTube: /d/1nwkOMyb2X6AXcR7 njWkJhvPZMknChnBu/view?usp=share.

■The Pine Tree Riot 250th Anniversary Celebration will be held April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for all ages.

■ As part of the Weare town festivities, the library hosts talks by Connie Evans, author of ‘Ebenezer Mudgett’ and ‘Pine Tree Riot’ AND crafts and macaroons for children.


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■ On Monday, the Fuller Public Library (FPL) Military History Reading Group will meet at 2:00 pm to discuss Sarah Rose’s “D-Day Girls”.

■ On Tuesday, a new Cookbook Group will meet at FPL at 1:00 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 required by March 18 for the March 22 GHSS Hooksett Shopping Tour. Tour departs from Shaw’s at 9:00am with stops at Corey’s Closet, Ocean State Job Lot, and Joanne’s Fabrics. Pay for your own lunch at choice of Runners, Applebee’s or 99’s Restaurant. Please RSVP to Lou Ellen (603) 464-5138.


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HORN Telephone Tales

■March 13 at 4 p.m., Reed’s North Acoustic Series presents Old Folk. And don’t forget Trivia Night every Tuesday at 6 p.m. 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 Warner United Church.

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

■On March 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Magdalen College is holding its last Fish Fry community supper served in the dining room, take-out option. Regular, gluten-free and dairy-free fish dishes are available. Meals are $10 per person over 12, $5 from 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. A group of students from the Madeleine will raise funds to help refugees from the war in Ukraine. Bring money to support the cause! COVID-19 protocols will be posted on the main building doors and a temperature check is required prior to entry. For more information, contact Ginger Iverson at (603) 456-2656 or [email protected]

■ 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 19-20 is Kearsarge Maple Weekend. Seven sap houses will demonstrate; cards available at local shops and sap houses. Plan to visit a sap house, buy a craft from the library, learn about traditional sugaring methods at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, eat waffles or pancakes with local syrup at the public market, and lend your taste buds a taste of maple syrup contest on Sunday 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 more details, visit or

■Through March 20, Warner’s United Church is hosting a Double Impact Food Drive. The Church will match your can-for-can canned food donation. Items will be distributed to people in our community. Donations can be dropped off at the parish house of the church. For more information, visit

■March 30 at 6:30 p.m., Zoom on Banjos, Bones and Ballads with Jeff Warner, performer, teacher and performer of traditional music. Free to the public, this Humanities-to-go program is funded by NH Humanities and sponsored by the Pillsbury Free Library, MainStreet Warner and the Warner Historical Society. To sign up for the Zoom link, visit

■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

■ March Madness at Family Closet! Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special offers on little-worn clothes and accessories. Help us clear the closet for spring!

■Kearsarge Food Hub is seeking candidates for the second year of its agricultural apprenticeship program. This six-month paid program for one or two aspiring farmers offers an immersive experience in sustainable vegetable farming. For more information, visit

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