January 10, 2015

At the selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday, the public hearing for the 2015 budget was set for Wednesday, February 11 with the snow date of February 12.

World Fellowship (where global justice meets nature): The Fellowship has been top rated for its work by nonprofits.com. If you would like to help the fellowship with a tax deductible donation, you can send a check to World Fellowship Center, PO Box 2280, Conway, NH 03818.

Waldorf School: Morning Garden, a parent child class for children ages 3 months to 4 years old started on January 9, but will continue for the next five weeks. Call 447-3168 for further information.

Gibson Center: The Center is closed on Tuesday for lunch, but you can be picked up for the Conway Historical Society meeting. Call 356-3231 to set up the pickup. On Friday after lunch, Julie and Joan Lanoie will share a documentary of their family’s experience with a home funeral and green burial.

UNH Extension: Dot Perkins will present information about breeds, housing and seasonal care of chickens (but not butchering or broilers) on Saturday, January, 17 at 10am at Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main St., Boscawen. It’s free and open to the public. There will be a ServSafe program given at the Eagle Mountain House on February 11. Preregister by January 27 by calling 447-3834. Cartridges for Kids is a recycling program that pays non-profits cash for: cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, laptops, MP3 players, PDA’s and tablets/eReader’s and notebooks. The fundraising is for 4-H Education groups. If you have any of these items, please drop them off at the UNH Cooperative Extension office in Conway on Rt. 16.

Still need help with enrolling in the health insurance program? White Mountain Community Health Center has two Navigators at you service. Call 447-8900 to make an appointment to learn about your options.

For those who missed last week’s column because it came out on Friday and not Saturday, there was a reminder that the sheriff’s office continues it’s Good Morning Neighbor program. The program is for those who live alone and/or have health problems. Once enrolled you get a call each morning from the sheriff’s office to check if you are well. If there is no answer or if you need assistance, they will take care of it at once. You can register for this safety program by filling out a short list of questions. To receive the questioner, please call Dorothy at 447-1199.

Believe it or not, tax time is looming. NH 211 is offering a no cost tax preparation program from certified tax preparers from January through April. Call 2-1-1 for more information and an appointment with Jen Lain at the AHEAD office in Conway.

Winter has arrived with a fury. Keep warm, keep safe and keep active. Have a great week.