“Preserving Old Barns” is a book to help barn owners assess, care for, and celebrate their special structures. The new second edition, which came out in 2019, is nearly twice the size of the first one and contains over 200 photos and drawings.
Written by barn experts John C. Porter and Francis E. Gilman, “Preserving Old Barns” combines agricultural history with practical hands-on advice for repairing barns. The book also showcases color photography by Lowell Fewster with beautiful photos of preserved barns around New Hampshire. There are descriptions of barn preservation techniques by timber frame expert Arron Sturgis and detailed drawings of barn joinery by Jessica MilNeil. The book reviews the evolution of barns from the days of subsistence farming to the present adoption of robotic milking, and it has descriptions of special internal barn features.
“Preserving Old Barns” was sponsored by the N.H. Historic Agricultural Structures Advisory Committee (“Barn Committee”). The book was published by Peter E. Randall Publisher, LLC of Portsmouth. The book won the Silver Medal in the Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards Program this spring. Anyone ordering the book using the online address listed below will receive one with the silver award seal and personally signed. The cost is $29.95 plus postage and can be ordered online from nh.gov/nhdhr or obtained at local bookstores. The proceeds from the book go toward barn preservation efforts in New Hampshire.
The Walker Lecture Series invites you to join us virtually for
The Scott Kirby Band
Music from Key West
Premiers on CTV Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 7:30 PM
Also available after the premiere on CTV’s YouTube channel:
An Online Halloween Storytelling Event
Do you live in a haunted house? Have you had unexplained encounters with the supernatural? Do you enjoy hearing about the macabre? Do you know any good spooky stories? You’ll want to join our online Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Our ancestors told some pretty hair-raising stories about witches, ghosts and supernatural events of all sorts. We’ll share a few historical spooky tales on Halloween. We want to hear your favorite scary stories too.
The gory story fest from the Warner and Hopkinton Historical Societies takes place on October 31, 7pm. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the zoom link for this free event. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Some stories may not be suitable for young ears.
The Warner Historical Society formed over 50 years ago to preserve, educate about, and keep alive Warner’s heritage. The Society has yearly exhibits, and programs in the Upton Chandler House Museum on Main Street and maintains the Lower Warner Meeting House which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Hopkinton Historical Society promotes and disseminates the study and understanding of Hopkinton and New Hampshire history through scholarly inquiry, exhibitions, programs, and publications. The Society is housed in the William H. Long Memorial Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Troops 838 & 83G
21 Merrimack Street
Penacook N.H. 03303
c/o United Church of Penacook
Randy Charity - Scoutmaster Phone# (603) 796-6482
March 8, 2020
To whom it may concern,
would like to introduce myself. I am Dominick McGee. I am a resident of Penacook, a sophomore at Merrimack Valley High School, and I am a registered Boy Scout with Troop 83 in Penacook, NH.
I am in the process of trying to achieve my Eagle rank in the scouting program. In order to accomplish this prestigious scouting achievement, I am required to plan, develop, and provide leadership to others in a service project helpful to our
community. I have planned and presented my project to the Scoutmaster, troop committee, local scouting council and to the Town of Boscawen. We are planning to complete the project in .@ of 2020. We believe it will probably take 2 weekends, using both Saturday and Sunday of both of those weekends.
Fall Leaf Collection is returning once again for the 2020 season with bulk leaf collection and bagged leaf collection.
Bulk Fall Leaf Collection November 2, 2020 - December 11, 2020 (weather permitting)Bulk leaf collection will start on November 2nd and continue as weather permits through December 11th. Be prepared for the weather. Snow may suspend bulk collection. Crews will do their best to resume bulk collection if possible if weather conditions change, but this cannot be guaranteed since this program is dependent upon the weather. Residents are encouraged to participate in our bagged collection program (more information below) to have guaranteed leaf collection.
Celebrate EPA WaterSense's "Shower Better Month" this October by entering in our E-Z Pay for WaterSense contest! Enter for a chance to win our "Shower Better Bundle" to have a luxurious shower experience, while having the satisfaction of conserving water, reducing energy use, and potentially even lowering utility costs! You deserve to shower better.
How To Enter
Enroll in the City of Concord's automatic utility billing payment plan, E-Z Pay, and submit a contest entry form by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2020 for a chance to win a "Shower Better Bundle." Get a second contest entry by enrolling in eBilling on the contest entry from! Opt-in for paperless billing or elect to receive both an eBill and paper copy of your bill in the mail. Enrollment in eBilling is not required for contest entry.
Help needed for tens of thousands impacted in active hurricane, wildfire seasons
CONCORD, N.H. – The Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross continues to deploy volunteers to large-scale disasters around the country. Faced with wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters, the humanitarian organization needs additional volunteers to help people in urgent need.
For the past several weeks, the Red Cross has been helping tens of thousands of people whose lives have been uprooted by the Midwest Derecho, the relentless wildfires in the West, Hurricane Laura and catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Sally.
Bill Sitz of Sandwich, N.H., is among the more than 5,000 Red Crossers who have supported disaster relief efforts on the ground or virtually since Aug. 19.
A seasoned disaster responder, Sitz recently returned home after a deployment where he served as a shelter supervisor in New Orleans for Hurricane Laura survivors.
BUDGET BLINDS ADDS SHOWROOM IN CONCORD
121 Loudon Road, Concord NH 03301
Showroom is open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and other times by appointment
Public ice skating returned on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Skating hours will be Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday hours will start October 10th. Admission is $6 for ages 14 and up and $5 for ages 13 and below (kids ages 3 and under are free). Skate rentals will be available in the pro shop for $5. Skate rentals and skate aide walkers (limited supply) will be thoroughly disinfected after each use upon returning to the Pro Shop. Public skating will be reduced to 50% capacity at this time. Only one parent / guardian (no siblings) will be allowed to spectate to accompany a child. Families can only come to open skate if they are all skating on the ice. Masks / facial coverings will be required while inside the building (not required while on the ice, but must be worn again when leaving the ice). Please follow signage when entering and exiting the ice during public skate as all skaters must skate in the same direction. View our 2020 Public Ice Skating Flyer.
Concord and Penacook residents should bring their household hazardous waste to the City of Concord’s Household Hazardous Waste Day for safe disposal. The event occurs once a year, so be sure subscribe to Notify Me to be notified of future collection dates.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
When: September 19, 2020
Where: Douglas N. Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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