January 31, 2015

Much of the Wednesday selectmen’s meeting was devoted to discussing the upcoming budget. It appears the largest increases in the budget for 2015 will be the fire/rescue contract and the renewal of the computer contract. The library contract remains the same. The public hearing of the budget will be February 11 at 4pm.

Gibson Center: Care for Caregivers Support Group meets Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Sign up for the February 13 Indian Head Resort Overnight trip or the March 11th St. Patrick’s trip there (either or both) by calling 356-3231. Thursday is the 16 Annual Valentine Auction at the White Mountain Hotel starting at 5:30 pm. Call 356-3231 for reservations. There is a $15 charge to cover costs. This is the Center’s biggest fundraiser. Plan ahead: on February 10 check out the movie, The 100 Foot Journey shown after lunch.

Library: Monday at 6 pm get help with your online devices. Bring them along so the expert can help. Tuesday is Story Time for 2 year olds at 10:30 am. At 10:30 am on Wednesday its Story Time for Babies under 2 and on Thursday at 10:30 am it’s Story Time for threes and fours. There’s an Affordable Care Act sign up session at 2 pm. Next Gen Group meets at 3:30 pm. Saturday is National Take Your Child to the Library Day.

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at Granite State College in Conway will hold its Spring Class Preview on Thursday, February 12 at noon at the Tech Center. All those over 50 are invited to a light lunch and to learn about the 21 new classes and workshops. Meet the presenters, join friends or make new ones. Participants will get a catalogue of classes. For more information call 513-1377.

The annual Tamworth Outing Club/New England Sled Dog Club dog sled races scheduled for today have been cancelled as there is not enough wet snow for the running dogs. It has been postponed to the weekend of February 28-March 1. The race generally draws about 60 teams from New England, New York and Canada. There are teams of four and up to twelve dogs per sled. Put this new date on your calendar. Then you can get up close and personal; talk to the drivers and check out the sleds.

A new Lions Club is starting in Conway. Towns making up this club include Albany, Bartlett, Conway, Eaton, Glen, Jackson and Madison. Lions Clubs work to benefit the community: they help the hungry and offer disaster relief. If you wish to attend and/or become a member, charter night is February 7 at 6 pm at the Red Jacket. For further information call Jay Bisio at 236-9228.

Albany sends wishes for a speedy recovery to June Johnson’s daughter, Mara, who recently underwent surgery.

Well we got through the big storm early this week with nary a problem. The roads were clear by Tuesday and things were back to normal. So it’s safe to get out and enjoy the snow. Have a great week.