Boscawen Congregational Church will be hosting a Flea Market Sept. 15th 8am to 1pm. Church Community Park (junction Rtes 3+4). Call Laura to sign up - 496-5947. $20 prepaid or $25 day of event
Don't forget from now till September 30th you can drop off gently worn or new kid's coats, hats and gloves at the Boscawen Town offices, Police Department or Franklin Savings Bank. Call Sarah at 753-9188 ext 301 if you have questions
Just a quick note to let you know that the city council voted unanimously to keep the current leaf pick up in the fall and added a two to three week additional bagged pickup.
So nothing changes regarding the city coming around and vacuuming up your leaves. What does change is the last two to three weeks of pickup. If your leaves have been vacuumed and more leaves have fallen from your trees (or your neighbors trees) you can bag them and they will also be picked up.
I want to point out that the recommendation from the Solid Waste Advisory Committee was to go to bagged pick up only. It is because so many in the city contacted their city councilors and testified at our meeting that the primary recommendation was not accepted by the council and the secondary hybrid suggestion (which is explained above) was approved.
Because of the difficulties the vacuuming program has experienced in the past, I was leaning towards supporting the bagged program. Because of the number of people who contacted me, you made me realize that it was important to maintain our current system for the fall leaf pick up. So thank you for taking the time to contact me. While what you have to say has always been important to me, it was good to see that the rest of the council also listened to their constituents
And as always you can contact me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or 224-6086
*NOTICE PLEASE SHARE WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN*
Since our story came out in this months edition the venue for Corbin's Benefit HAS BEEN CHANGED to the Grappone Center.....all other information remains the same just the location. To all our communities - Thank You for caring so much!
August 11: Grappone Center Concord, NH 7-10PM
T shirts for sale
Raffle choice items (Chinese Auction)
Items include incredible baskets of goods
Silent Auction Items include:
Revolution USA Made Recliner from Apple House Furniture
Fischer Skis and Binding – buyers choice up to $1500 value
Garage door opener and installation $475 donated by Fleming Garage Door Co.
Red Sox Tickets
Canobie Lake Park 5 pack
Pirates Cove for 4
Laconia Country Club Golf for 4
Folks can follow on CaringBridge.org/CorbinRaymond
Also a few Fundme accounts benefitting Corbin Raymond
Corbin Raymond Fund at Merrimack County Savings Bank
to be held in New London
Want to learn more about renewable energy and earth-friendly living while simultaneously putting money in your pocket?
Plan to attend the Kearsarge Region Energy & Environment Expo on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, in the Mercer Gym on the Colby-Sawyer College campus in New London.
Open to the public at no charge, the Expo will offer free energy-efficient LED light bulbs to the first 25 participants through the door - plus exhibits and presentations on renewable energy (solar, geothermal and biomass), efficiency (LED lighting, weatherization and energy audits), and sustainability (composting, recycling and carbon-free living). There will also be a raffle, plus food and beverages.
Asked about the Expo's focus, New London Energy Committee chair Jamie Hess explained: "Energy costs are taking a big bite out of our pocketbooks, and most of that money ends up in out-of-state or foreign hands, providing no economic benefit to New Hampshire. The Expo will feature local folks offering affordable solutions that save energy, save money, clean up our environment and grow our local economy."
The event is organized by the Kearsarge Council on Aging Climate Action Group, New London Energy Committee, Andover Energy Group and Vital Communities. Exhibitors and presenters include Revision Energy, Solaflect Energy, Granite State Solar, Belletetes Building Supply, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, and New Hampshire Audubon. Sponsorships and other support come from Artisans Workshop, Better Homes & Gardens Realty, Bonin Architects, Clarke's Hardware, Colonial Pharmacy, Flying Goose Brewpub, Four Seasons Sotheby's Realty, Pizza Chef, Springledge Farm and Tucker's.
To learn more about the Expo and see a schedule of presentations, look up "Kearsarge Region Energy & Environment Expo" on Facebook, or contact Jamie Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Jacki Fogarty
OLLI at Granite State College (GSC) is halfway through an ambitious Spring Class schedule for local seniors making this semester the best one yet for folks over age 50. About 1/3 of the 217 courses offered in our four sites (Concord, Manchester, Seacoast and Conway) are offered in the Concord area, mostly on the GSC campus. With the advent of Spring, many classes are in the form of field trips and hikes.
Coming up in early May is From Bell to Broadband: 133 Years of Telephone History which is a tour of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner. Laura French and Paul Violette will lead the OLLI class through the exhibits of over 1,000 telephone-related artifacts while educating them about the real story of the invention. This tour, like all OLLI classes, is open to members and nonmembers over age 50.
Other local courses coming up in the next month with seats available include a hands-on workshop in Acrylic Painting, three literary offerings – Chaucer’s Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Two Novels by New Hampshire Authors, a discussion of Bobcats in New Hampshire and two wellness-focused courses – Tai Chi and Becoming a More Vibrant Healthier You.
Join your neighbors and friends at an OLLI class, tour or other event. You can find more information about joining OLLI, or attending a class either as a nonmember or a member (with a $20 discount!) on the OLLI website, olli.granite.edu. OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective, nonacademic education to adults over age 50.
Merrimack County Savings Bank and Meredith Village Savings Bank Announce Annual Community Photo Contest
Sister Banks, Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) and Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) are launching their annual photo contest on Monday, April 2nd, 2018. Winning full color photographs will be featured on four websites: the two Banks, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) and MillRiver Wealth Management; as well as in desktop and wall versions of printed calendars for both Banks. Final photos may also be included in desk calendars, holiday cards and note cards.
To Our Veterans: Are you aware that you may possibly be entitled to receive a tax credit on your property taxes?
A bill passed in 2017 that allows cities and towns in NH to vote in a “Veteran’s Tax Credit” against property taxes. It could be phased in over 3 years. The bill also modifies the time period for applications for recovery from the FRM victims’ contribution recovery fund.
If you have any questions about this, please reach out to me or ask your town tax collector if you would qualify for this valuable tax credit as a veteran.
Another important bill that passed I think you should be aware of HB1418. “Relative to transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug pricing”. The Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services would have to work with the Insurance Commissioner to develop a list of certain “critical prescription drugs” for purposes of cost control and transparency. The bill now goes over to the Senate for approval. It passed with a bipartisan 312:17 vote.
This term several bills in my opinion should be considered parental decisions, but some voted as if they feel only the State knows what’s best for each child. A good example is a bill that would have limited the type of beverages your children could have with their Happy Meals. While there may have been good intentions, these decisions should not be settled by a State mandate.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Merrimack County Conservation District, Stacy Luke, District Manager, email@example.com
The Merrimack County Conservation District is taking applications for its Stanley Grimes Conservation Scholarship to be awarded June 2018. This scholarship will be awarded to a resident in Merrimack County who has been accepted to a two or four year college/university (full time status) with the intent to pursue studies in the field of agriculture, forestry, environmental science, soil science, or a related natural resources program. Applicant must be attending the accepted college/university in the fall of 2018.
Applications must be submitted by May 4, 2018. For a full description of the scholarship and the application, please visit the district website at http://www.merrimackccd.org, call the District at 223-6020, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrimack County Conservation District
10 Ferry Street, Suite 211
Concord, NH 03301
With regard to the “Concord Next” Kick Off meeting next week, here is a quick summary and details of the project:
The City has hired planning consultants to complete a form based code update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance. Code Studio, from Austin , Texas, will be visiting Concord next week to conduct stakeholder interviews, tour the City for field work, and hold the Public Kick Off Meeting. The kick off meeting will explain the process, present the project timeline, and answer questions.
The Public Kick Off Meeting is on Wednesday, February 7th from 6-8 pm in Council Chambers. All are welcome to come and participate.
The revised ordinance is intended to guide development with a “character-based” approach to zoning regulation, similar to the recommendations of the Penacook Vision Plan, but for a larger area of the City. The project is intended to be completed over two years. The first year will focus on transitioning to character based districts for the downtown commercial and residential neighborhoods of Concord and Penacook, along with the reorganization of the existing code into a character based zoning format.
With regard to Penacook, this process is intended to build on the work that occurred previously during the Penacook Vision Plan meetings. The Vision Plan was actually sent to the consultants as part of the reference material for this project, and will be very helpful for them moving forward with the coding for Penacook. The last time I met with the Penacook Village Association, I was working on some revisions to the recommendations to more accurately reflect the desires of the community, and I indicated that I would return with those revisions. This is still the case. Those revisions will be folded into this process and be presented to the community when the consultants get to that point.
The second year of the zoning update will focus on creating a new vision and codes for the commercial corridors (e.g. Loudon and Fisherville), transitional areas, and performance districts. The project overall will be focused on commercial and residential districts within the Urban Growth Boundary.