April 1, 2016

Since this past Wednesday was the fifth Wednesday of the month the selectmen did not meet.  Kathy Vizard was busy though as the auditors were in on Tuesday for their annual audit of the town’s financials. All is well in Albany.

Now that spring is here, the work on the rock wall in front of the museum continues.

Those who missed Town Meeting this year also missed Selectman Ryan’s cash flow presentation.  However, you can view it by going to albanynh.org and clicking on the presentation.

Gibson Center: For those of you who have procrastinated and still need help completing your taxes, you can make an appointment to get some AARP help by calling 356-3231. There is also time to sign up for the AARP Driver Ed class scheduled for April 13 by calling the number above. Monday at 10:30 a.m. try Chair Exercise. Tuesday at 10 a.m. join Strength, Balance & Strength.  It comes highly recommended.  On Wednesday at 9 a.m. there’s Belly Dancing.  On Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Bingo starts. Don’t miss the Friday Painter’s Group at 12:30 p.m.

Library: The Mountain View Knitters meet on Monday at 10 a.m. At 6 p.m. join discussion of (Not so) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes.  Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. is Story Time for Twos.  On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Wee Ones. At 4 p.m. there’s Advanced Robotics and at 6 p.m join Financial Series #3: Taking Charge (credit, charge cards, identity theft). Thursday at 10:30 a.m. there’s Story Time for Threes and Fours.

Tom Troon and sons will be the auctioneers at the April Honey Do Auction.  Need to get that project done but don’t have the time or expertise to do it?  Attend the auction, make your bid for service and help support Habitat for Humanity, local scholarships and educational programs at the same time. Tickets are $30, and there is a team raffle for spring clean up for $10 or 4 for $25.  The auction takes place at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort on April 9 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.  Put this on your calendar.

Dorothy Hesketh reports that on March 19 on or about 10:15 p.m. she spotted a big bear on High Street. She had taken down her feeders, so the bear wasn’t interested in her house and continued on his way. Fish & Game has asked that people remove their feeders immediately (even though the rule is they must come down by March 31) as the bears are coming out of hibernation now.

Bernadine Dubois’s two children, daughter Diane-Leroux of Waterford, Vt and son Bobby Brousseau of Canaan, Vt. visited her for Easter. Spending Easter Sunday together was a wonderful way to complete the holiday.

There are at least two people doing spring cleaning along Albany’s major roadways: Route 16 and the Kancamagus Highway. We thank them for their efforts to spruce up our town!

The weatherman is predicting snow for the weekend.  That’s unbelievable. Regardless of the weather, have a great week!