February 22, 2014

Due to weather conditions, the Wednesday Selectmen’s meeting was shortened.  However, they did cover a few items.  Kathy Vizard continues to work on the website to get it up and running properly.  The selectmen have decided to ask the town attorney to attend the March 11 Town Meeting.  Rob Nadler attended the Planning Board meeting in Jack Rose’s absence. The Town Report will be completed by March 3.

Please be aware that the selectmen’s office will be closed on Monday, February 24 as Kathy will be attending a funeral.

Gibson Center: Call the Center (356-3231) for an appointment with AARP for tax help.  It is free for those 60 and older with low and moderate incomes. If you do not have dental insurance, call for a free ten minute dental screening being conducted on Tuesday.  After lunch on Thursday, Collette Vacations will present a slide show of the upcoming Center’s trip to Alaska. On Friday the Center will travel to the Flying Monkey in Plymouth to see Gaelic Storm.  This is the same band that performed in the 1998 movie “Titanic”.  Call for further information.

Library: The AM Book Group meets Monday at 10:15 am to discuss “Round House” by Louise Erdrich.  At 3 pm AARP presents an open forum on Medicaid Expansion. Tuesday at 10:30 am it’s Winter Storytime for Two- Year Olds.  At 1 pm the Parkinson’s Support Group meets. Wednesday at 10:30 am it’s Winter Storytime for Babies.  At noon ACA appointments begin. Call White Mountain Community Health to register. Thursday at 10:30 am it’s Winter Storytime for Three and Four Year Olds.  At 3:30 pm Next Gen enjoys Wii Gaming Day. At 4 pm there’s a retirement reception for Pat Wickers. At 6 pm it’s “Downloadable Books“ with David Smolen.

UNH Extension: Dot Perkins will conduct a Goat Production Five Day Workshop on Tuesday, February 25 and March 4 and 11 from 6 to 8 pm at the Rockingham County Extension. The cost is $15 per class. For further information call 679-5616.

Olga Clough from Carol Shea-Porter’s office will be at Town Hall Monday between 9 and 10 am to speak with constituents. She is anxious to hear from you.

Set aside Saturday, March 15 for Tin Mountain’s annual dinner and auction.  It will be held at Fryeburg Academy and George Cleveland will preside over the auction.

Condolences to the Lake family on the recent death of patriarch Richard Lake.  The Lakes had been married for 59 years.  A funeral will be held sometime this summer.

Condolences also to the family of Doris Meyer.  Doris died on January 27.  She is survived by her three daughters, Susan Lifer of Lincoln, Me, Jody Pinion of Charlotte, NC and Lauren O’Reilly of Albany, NH as well as seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. A celebration of her life will be held in June.

Congratulations to Emily Brown on making the Plymouth State University’s president’s list with a grade point average of 3.7 or better.

Having just returned from a cruise where we stopped at St. Thomas and St. Maarten in the Caribbean, and enjoyed temperatures in the ‘80s, the snow looks beautiful, but the weather has been a shock.  However, it’s winter in NH and we must learn to enjoy it.  Have a great week.