Contoocook River Region Town Crier for September 18, 2021

BOWRotary auction

â–  The Bow Rotary Car Show took place on August 21st and was a great success with 157 vehicles registered and around 400 spectators! The annual Rotary Car Show is postponed to May 14th next year.

â–  The Bow Rotary Foundation auction will be held in the Bow Community Building on November 6, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This year’s auction theme is “Back in the Saddle” and at this point the auction will be a personal event. Please plan your participation and help support our community.

â–  The next meeting and educational program of the Bow Garden Club will take place (provisionally) on October 18. in the old town hall. At this meeting, Dr. Chelsea Doughty, of Southern Cross Chiropractic in Concord, who will introduce “The Ergonomics of Gardening” and teach them the best ways to reduce the physical impact on the back, knees, wrists, arms and hands of gardeners at work in their loved ones Gardens. Refreshments and socializing hours begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by Dr. Doughty’s talk at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. All participants are currently required to have a vaccination and mask. Should it be necessary to postpone this meeting due to concerns about Covid, this will be noted on their website


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DUNBARTONFly fishing course

â–  Buy pumpkins in the small market basket on September 19th, if you’re looking.

Fishing in remote New Hampshire Ponds with a fly rod and float tube is scheduled for September 23 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Presented by Scott Biron (NH Fish and Game-Let’s Go Fishing Program) and NH FlyTyer. Scott’s presentation will cover most of the aspects an angler needs to have a positive fishing experience. What to expect the angler, equipment and flies needed, and how to fish the ponds. Call the library or send an email to sign up.

â–  Dog lecture for children, visit to Mr. T. and his dog handler Nancy on September 30th from 3 to 4 pm meeting outside and in person at the bandstand. If the weather is bad, the meeting will be canceled. Call the library to schedule your 15 minute session.

■ This month the DCC Book Club reads “Braving the Wilderness” by Bern Brown. The book will be discussed on October 7th from 7pm to 8pm on Zoom.

■ The Dunbarton Library book group reads “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. The discussion is scheduled for October 20th at 12 noon. When the weather is nice, the group meets outside for discussion around the music pavilion. Please bring a chair and lunch if you wish. If you are interested in membership, please contact the library.

â–  National Coffee with a Cop Day will take place on October 6th from 12 noon to 2 pm in the School Street Café. Contact Sargent Chris Remillard to schedule an appointment or for more information at [email protected]



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HENNIKER / WEAREMiddle school wins medal

â–  Weare Middle School was voted a Middle School Gold Medalist in the Best of the 603. This opening event was presented by the Manchester Radio Group. A reception was held on September 9th at the WZID studios in Manchester.

â–  Alchemists’ Workshop continues filming on the community film of Henniker’s Tom Brown story. The workshop needs extras for the decisive election of the chosen ones in 1822, whom Tom sent to study at the only college for the deaf. Interested? Email [email protected]

â–  The farmers’ markets in Henniker continue on Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm with live music and in Weare on Saturdays from 10 am, also with live music.

â–  Libraries in Henniker and Weare remain open, but the rules are changing. Check websites for the latest details.


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â–  Greater Hillsboro Senior Services is shopping in Warner on September 22, with bus pick-ups in Maple Leaf and the park and ride grounds. The first pick-up is at 8:45 a.m. Call Riche ‘Colcombe at 478-1989 to do your shopping. Masks are compulsory.

â–  GHSS sponsored apple harvest at Gould Hill Farm in Hopkinton will take place on September 24th. Lunch on the Contoocook Covered Bridge. Depart Shaw’s at 10am. RSVP Marie at 724-5272 or Lou Ellen at 464-5138.


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■ Hopkinton Art Show goes “Into the Woods”. Trees are the inspiration for a dozen artists who will show their work in the upcoming exhibition at the Two Villages Art Society gallery in Hopkinton. Into the Woods is on view in the Bates Building, 846 Main Street, Contoocook, Tuesday through Friday from 1pm to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. 9. For more information, including artist biographies, visit or call 413-210-4372.

â–  The Contoocook Railway Museum auction is open online and runs until September 24th. The auction is made possible by generous donations from local companies. The entire proceeds will benefit the restoration of the section house – including the cedar roof covering and the electrical work. For more information on the auction, visit

â–  The Wild Ones Farm at 258 Dustin Road in Contoocook is fully equipped for your weekend cheese needs. Open all weekend from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

â–  Corn mazes, pumpkin praline ice cream, farm animals, beautiful mothers – everything on Beech Hill Farm. Find out more about the history of Beech Hill Farm in our “250th Anniversary” maze or find out who stole the weather vane from the top of the large red barn in our “Clue Dunnit?” Matzo! Tickets are $ 6 per person, children under 3 are free! Labyrinths are open daily from noon until dark. Stop by the ice cream parlor to buy tickets! Beech Hill Farm is open daily from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM through October 31

â–  Storytimes in the Hopkinton Town Library take place on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 10:30 am for children aged 3 to 5 and a caregiver. The lap time takes place on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. for children under 3 years of age and a supervisor. We’ll be outside under the tent!

â–  The Hopkinton Town Library common room is open twice a month from 10 am to 11:30 am for families to meet and play. Toys are set up and families are invited to stop by and stay for as long as they wish. This is a time when your children can socialize, play, and meet other children in a casual, unstructured environment. The following days are planned: September 23, October 7 and 21, November 11 and 18, December 9 and 16.

â–  The COVID Art Show takes place in the Hopkinton Town Library. The show will last through September and showcase the art and fine crafts of 24 members of the community in response to Covid.

â–  Dial A Ride is open for trips to doctor’s appointments, dental, physiotherapy, radiation and chemotherapy and other errands such as shopping, banking and hairdressing or hairdressing appointments. The office hours in the Slusser Center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 603-746-4357 to schedule an appointment. All drivers and elderly residents are asked to wear a mask for everyone’s safety. Do you need a lift or do you want to become a driver? Call us today to find out more!

â–  The Contoocook Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 12pm at Tooky Gabezo. Stay up to date by visiting the Contoocook Farmers’ Market Facebook page.



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WARNERFoliage Festival canceled

â–  Warner Herbstlaub Festival is canceled. The festival’s board made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 event due to a number of issues related to the COVID pandemic. There were too many strangers, some restrictions we were recently informed about, and a reluctance to expose our volunteers and participants to disease. We hope that both vaccinations and the wearing of masks will increase so that in 2022 we can have a personal festival with music, rides, parades, races, food and crowds.

â–  The Warner Historical Society Annual Meeting and Discussion will be held on September 23 at 7:00 PM. Come to the annual meeting to learn about the past and coming year and to share your stories about the Fall Foliage Festival. This will be an online event. Register for the zoom link:

â–  The Nature Discovery Center is open this weekend on Fridays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm and Saturdays from 10.30am to 4pm. and insects. Which “invasive” plants do we find in NH? What are plant galls? We have photos of 5 NH plants with three leaves each; Which is poison ivy? Children receive a nature activity sheet to fill out and win a nature prize (even if the answer is wrong)! See lots of real fossils and a real dinosaur trail! We have so much to see, do and hear !!! I hope you can visit! We are across from the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum.

■ Free community yoga practice at Pumpkin Blossom Farm every Friday from 9 am to 10 am. Additional courses for a fee are also offered. The class is led by Jen Jackson. For more information and to register, visit kü or on Facebook at Free Community Yoga.

â–  Find great produce and produce on the Warner Town Hall lawn at the Warner Area Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

â–  A memorial service for Bud Thompson will be held at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on Saturday, September 25 at 2:00 pm

â–  The special exhibition 2021 of the NH Telephone Museum “All … on board!” Ends on October 31st. A reception will be held at Upton Chandler House at 15 West Main Street on September 25th from 11am to 1pm (clock change).

â–  The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is hosting its Harvest Moon Festival and Naturefest on September 26, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Activities include selling local groceries, handicraft demonstrations, and throwing tomahawks. There is a birds of prey program with NH Audubon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a guided walking tour of Medicine Woods, and sales of mothers and pumpkins when available. Admission is $ 10 per adult, $ 5 for children, $ 5 for members, or $ 30 for families, and includes all activities and admission to both the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and the Nature Discovery Center. More information is available at

â–  A joint call, telephone service in Warner, will take place on September 29th at 7:00 pm. Join the Warner Historical Society and the NH Telephone Museum to learn more about the telephone company and share their stories. This is an online event: visit the Telephone Museum to register. A $ 5 donation is suggested and will benefit both organizations,

â–  The Warner Historical Society barn sale is open every Saturday from 9am to 12pm and Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm. Donations can be made at 15 West Main Street during the week.

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