Twelve birdhouses were entered into the Conservation Commission’s April contest. Congratulations to the winners: Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Wilkewitz of Eaton Center earned the first prize of $50, and Maya, Bryone, and Carys Gove of Conway were the second prize winners of $25. Thanks go out to all who participated. All entries will be placed in the Town Forest near our fields or overlooking the Swift River.
Gibson Center: The bus leaves on Monday at 7:30am for an Art in Bloom trip. The bus should return about 7pm. Fran’s Flick shown after lunch on April 29 will be Last Vegas.
Library: Monday at 10:30am it’s Spring Story Time for Twos. At 4pm it’s Mountain Story Tellers Guild and at 6:30pm learn about bicycle maintenance. On Tuesday at 10:30am it’s Spring Story Time for Babies.
UNH Extension: Kids 5-18 interested in planting/gardening are encouraged to join the 4-H Gardening Club. Participants will plant and tend their own gardens at home, attend a bi-monthly meeting, and share their learning and results at events such as the Carroll County Farm Day and the Sandwich Fair. Youth will also have the option of entering gardening contests such as the giant pumpkin contest, giant sunflower contest, veggie sculpture contest and learn to exhibit vegetables for judging. Call Amanda Royce at 447-3834.
An important notice from the Fish and Game Office. Do not pick up any young wildlife you may think is abandoned. Very often the mother is nearby. Instead, report the location of the animal to Fish and Game and they will check it out. It is illegal to have wildlife in your possession.
Check with the Conway Police Department to see if they are participating in the safe disposal of prescription drugs today. Getting rid of unused, expired and unwanted drugs in a safe manner is extremely important.
Don’t forget the Chinese Auction fundraiser and informational meeting being held today from 1-3pm at the American Legion Post 46 on Tasker Hill Road in support of Starting Home, the transitional housing project for homeless veterans scheduled to be built in Ossipee.
And, on Friday, May 2 at noon, Carol Shea-Porter will be at the American Legion Post 46 to speak with all who wish to attend. Bring your questions and/or comments for the Congresswoman.
On Wednesday’s front page of the Sun was a story and photo of Linda Parish who along with Leslie Beckwith represented Albany at the Boston Marathon. Linda placed 15th in her division with a time of 3 hours, 49 minutes and 58 seconds. This was Linda’s 25th straight run of the Boston Marathon. Leslie finished the race with a running time of 3 hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds. She placed 466th in her division. Congratulations to you both!
Congratulations to Amanda Ames on the birth of her daughter, Gracie Lynn born on March 17. Gracie’s proud grandparents are Robert and Cheryl Ames.
Finally good weather. Time to get out and enjoy it. Have a great week.