As you drive through Penacook Village, things are beginning to look a bit different as construction continues through the corridor. The majority of the overhead utility wires between Washington Street and the bridge over the Contoocook River have come down and the utility poles are scheduled to be removed next week. Poulin Park has been grubbed out in preparation for the new roundabout at the Washington Street intersection. The Summer Street and Merrimack Street configuration at Boudreau Square has been modified where the one-way, short leg, of Summer Street between Village Street and High Street is now permanently closed. The one-way configuration of Merrimack Street at Boudreau Square is now operating as a two-way roadway. Access to Sam’s Store and Summer Street is now directly from Merrimack Street. Barrels and cones have been placed to show the new configuration in this area. The electrical contractor continues to place underground conduit for the street lights in the area of Boudreau Square and Poulin Park, and will continue to do so into next week. Temporary sidewalk and parking impacts in the vicinity of Boudreau Square is expected. During the week of June 2nd, Merrill Construction will begin to lower manhole covers and catch basin frames as well as remove curbing and sidewalks from the Boscawen Town Line to Washington Street in preparation for roadway reclamation and paving operations scheduled for the week of June 9th. Temporary sidewalk and parking impacts are expected. While Penacook Village businesses remain open, traffic delays during the reclamation/paving operations are expected so commuters are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
Blazing Star Grange #71
May 15, 2014
Come dance to the music of the 50s and 60s.
Danbury—Dig out that poodle skirt or find those old khaki pants, then polish your saddle shoes and slick back your hair before heading out to the Sock Hop at the Blazing Star Grange Hall on Saturday, June 7 in Danbury.
And before you do, be sure to stop by the Danbury Country Store where there’s a jar on the counter to hold requests for your favorite 50s and 60s songs.
Spinning tunes from 7 to 10 p.m. will be two local musicians, Carl Hultberg of Danbury and Tom Curren of South Danbury. Admission is by suggested donation of $5. Every effort will be made to have the best 50s “junk food” available.
Hultberg is Danbury’s renowned recycling expert, poet, and musician, who has a vast background in jazz. His recently published book “Rudi and Me” is a biographical story of his grandfather, jazz critic Rudi Blesh.
Curren, farmer, historian, and composer is a member of the “Good Old Pough,” a vocal group that gave a benefit performance earlier in the season for the Grange.
Both musicians have been giving programs over the past few years to bring their vast knowledge of history and music to the public.
The Sock Hop is the fourth in a series of musical fundraisers sponsored by the Blazing Star Grange Curtain Committee to provide funds and raise awareness for the restoration of a unique set of historical scenery that has graced the Grange hall stage for over 90 years.
For more information go to <danburygrange.org>.
Contact: Rebecca Courser
Spring Into Warner, Jump Into the Arts
Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce W.A.R.N.E.R. Group Hosts Day of Arts & Music
The WARNER group of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes spring with a family-oriented arts festival in Warner from 9am to 3pm on Saturday May 17. The town will be filled with art, music, crafts and more for all to enjoy.
Local artists will demonstrate and musicians will perform at venues along Main Street. See performances by the Kearsarge Community Band, the Rooftop Five, and more. Watch dance demonstrations and workshops by the Kearsarge Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Town Hall.
There will be lots for kids to do with a crafts and activity tent, the “Touch A Truck” demonstration at the Warner Power parking lot, and story hour at the Pillsbury Free Library. Carriage rides with Brian Erickson’s beautiful team will be operating between the United Church of Warner and the Town Hall between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Shops will be open and hosting activities all day.
MainStreet BookEnds will be celebrating the American Book Seller’s Association’s first annual “Read A Book Day” with local authors reading from their favorite book. Local museums will be open for the day with their “Along the River” exhibits. The Upton Chandler House Museum will have an “Antique Tool” demonstration on their front lawn. The NH Telephone Museum will be open for free and are inviting guests to use their artistic talents to express how the telephone has impacted their lives. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will have hands-on kids activities and music by Walking Bear Singers in front of Sugar River Bank. Local Motion Studio will demo some of their classes including Yoga and Zumba
Look for a good springtime deal at the Warner Historical Society barn sale and the book sale at MainStreet BookEnds to benefit the Jim Mitchell Park. The Warner Farmer’s Market will be open featuring spring veggies and music. Warner River Organics will be selling spring plants for your vegetable and flower gardens. Rollins State Park will be open that day so plan to include a hike up beautiful Mt. Kearsarge in your day’s activities.
In the evening join the MainStreet Warner Inc. Fundrasing auction festivities for the Jim Mitchell Park at MainStreet Bookends.
For more information email email@example.com and check www.KearsargeChamber.org/Warner for a complete listing of activities, times and places.
Construction activity is now in full force from the Boscawen Town Line to the Boudreau Square area along Village Street. The electrical contractor has mobilized and has begun work on the underground electrical circuit work for the new street lights. This work will continue next week along the easterly side of Village Street from the bridge southerly towards Merrimack Street and generally includes excavation and placement of conduit within the sidewalk and street crossings in that area. FL Merrill Construction will continue with the drain work in and around Boudreau Square area all of next week. Meanwhile the overhead utility work will continue through next week with removal of some of the overhead lines along the east side of Village Street from Washington Street to the bridge along with some of the side streets in the area. On-street parking from Canal Street to Merrimack Street will be affected at times within the immediate work areas. Commuters can continue to expect delays through the work area as the contractor continues this work as well as prepares for paving in the upcoming weeks.
EXCITING NEWS FOR TEENS.... We have partnered with UNH Cooperative Extension "Nutrition Connection" and the NH Food Bank to offer a FREE 6 week Cooking Matters Class for TEENS at PCC ~ grades 6 and up ~ beginning Wednesday May 28th from 5:30 - 7:30! Must attend all 6 classes (May 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2) at PCC from 5:30pm -7:30pm)
You will learn the basics of cooking and eating healthy in HANDS-ON cooking classes. Over 6 weeks you will practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks and breakfasts. All meals are healthy, low cost, and TASTY! Spaces are limited. Call PCC @ 753-9700 for more information and to register for the class!
Wilmot Community Association
WILMOT – Online registration is open for the Wilmot Community Association’s (WCA) 10th annual Black Fly Blitz 5K. The race starts at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 in Wilmot Flat.
The first 100 runners to register will receive a free Black Fly Blitz T-shirt.
Online registration, which closes at noon Friday, May 23, is available at www.wilmotcommunityassociation.org.
Until May 23, race registration is: free for children 10 years and younger; $15 for youths 9 to 17 and adults 65 and older; and $25 for adults 18 to 64. On race day, registration for adults 18 and older will increase by $5.
“By registering early, adults save some money,” said Marc Davis, a member of the Black Fly Blitz Committee. “To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Black Fly Blitz, we will waive the entry fee for children 10 and younger.”
Day-of registration opens at 7 a.m. Monday, May 26 under the registration tent on the Town Green at the intersection of Kearsarge Valley and Village roads in Wilmot Flat.
For the third consecutive year, coaches and members of the Kearsarge Regional High School track and cross-country teams will be assisting the WCA on race day. The teams will receive a portion of the race proceeds.
The 3.1-mile, 5K scenic course is a clockwise loop that starts on Village Road and continues on Shindagan Road, to Cross Hill Road, to Campground Road and then to Village Road. Runners will receive beverages, fruit and bagels after the race.
Awards will be presented at 10:15 a.m. at the Wilmot Bandstand, on the Town Green.
The WCA, founded in 1963, fosters bringing neighbors together by providing the facilities for social, educational and recreational programs. The WCA owns and operates the Red Barn on Village Road and the Timmy Patten Park on Shindagan Road.
Race proceeds support the WCA’s operations and activities.
More information is available from the WCA website, www.wilmotcommunityassociation.org, the WCA office at (603) 526-7934 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Richard Pezzillo (202)-675-6984 email@example.com
Bike rides create awareness and generate funds for bleeding disorders community
Washington, D.C. – The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) expands its 4th annual Gears for Good charity bike ride to several regions across the nation starting this year! The first regional bike ride will be held in Andover, NH the weekend of June 27-29.
Gears for Good bike rides raise awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder, which affects only 20,000 people in the United States and results in excessive bleeding. Bleeding episodes may be external or internal into joints, muscles, the abdominal cavity, the brain, and other organs. Untreated bleeds can lead to crippling deformities of the joints or life threatening bleeds within the body. Currently, there is no cure, and medication needed to treat the disorder typically costs around $250,000 annually per person.
The funds raised during the bike ride will support HFA’s Helping Hands program. Helping Hands is a one-of-a-kind assistance program available to people living with a bleeding disorder undergoing temporary financial crisis due to their chronic condition.
“Hemophilia is not only physically and emotionally painful, it can be financially challenging,” said Allie Boutin, HFA Development Coordinator. “I am proud to organize this fundraiser to help moms and dads who have lost their jobs or paychecks because they stayed in the hospital with their children. I ride for adult males who aren’t able to work because of their debilitating and chronic pain”.
You can help raise awareness and funds to assist people affected by hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, by registering for the ride and donating to support this important cause. Visit www.gearsforgood.com for more information.
HFA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1994 to address the evolving needs of the bleeding disorders community. HFA serves as a consumer advocate for safe, affordable, and obtainable blood products and health coverage, as well as a better quality of life for all persons with bleeding disorders. HFA’s ongoing consumer advocacy agenda includes product safety, as well as accessibility, affordability, and availability of the products the individuals of this community require.
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