July 22, 2016

By now everyone should know that 2016 is Albany’s 250 anniversary.  There will be several events dedicated to this historic time. The first will come at the annual picnic this Saturday (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) in the Albany Forest. Look for the table set up by the Historical Society. There will be items you will want to memorialize this event. Join as we celebrate with a BIG anniversary cake. As time goes forward there will be talks about Albany’s history. Then as a special event come and enjoy a dinner at the Darby Field on Sunday, November 6. Stay tuned for other possible events as well.


At the selectmen meeting Wednesday among the several items taken up was the vote to have the town hall locks redone and new keys made for all the selectmen. The selectmen continued with their review of Policies and Procedures for the town.

Jim Ennes, Forest Service Chief, came to meet with the selectmen. Among the items discussed were exploding targets, the barrier on the Albany Covered Bridge, and an upcoming timber sale by the forest service. The selectmen asked about making an access road from the old DOT office to the farmland in the Albany Forest. Chief Ennes reminded the selectmen that that area was not owned by the federal government and therefore the town would be responsible for building that road. He also told the selectmen that the USDA will be putting up a new building attaching it to the present building once funding is found. They will not be moving the present building as it is strategically located.The selectmen invited the staff of the Forest Service to attend the Albany Picnic this Saturday.

There will be a public meeting at the 4 p.m July 27 meeting to deal with the new and revised parking and alcohol ordinances.

There will be a joint meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 with the selectmen and the Conservation Commission.


World Fellowship: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Chris Owens, a political activist, will speak about challenges facing the new POTUS and at 10 a.m. on Sunday he talks about tensions between homeland

security and civil liberties. At 7:30 p.m. Lola Maverick Lloyd reflects on her grandmother, cofounder of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Professor Power-Green will speak about King Cotton’s Exiles: Slavery, Abolition & the Making of African American Diaspora.


Gibson Center: On Monday there’s Ballroom Dancing after lunch. On Wednesday the bus will head to Portland Science Center to see the exhibit, The Titanic, with lunch at D’Millo’s. Call 356-3231 to sign up for this trip.


Library: Monday at 5 p.m. there’s Adult Spanish Instruction. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Twos and on Wednesday it’s Story Time for Wee Ones. At 4 p.m.Tin Mountain representative will speak about Animal Tracks. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. there’s Story Time for Threes and Fours and at p.m. join the Family Garden Club. At 6 p.m. attend Sharpie Art on Canvas.


UNH Ext: Here are some important tips to assist buyers when purchasing firewood. Never expect to buy by the truckload, rack, pile, or face cord. Buy only from trusted sources; if ordering from some unfamiliar person, get references. If prices seem too good to be true, it probably is. Avoid prepaying for firewood. Pay for each delivery separately, if receiving multiple deliveries. Get a receipt from seller with his/her name, address, phone number, quantity ordered and delivered and form of payment. Take a picture of the vehicle and note any details of the delivery truck such as plate #, color, etc. Avoid mixing the new delivery of firewood with wood that may be left over. Contact the seller if there are any concerns. If unable to resolve problem, avoid using the firewood and contact the Division of Weights & Measures (271-3700).


Habitat for Humanity is open to people eighteen or older interested in housing. If you can enter into a binding contract and have the ability to pay, you can partner with Habitat to build a house. Contact Habitat for Humanity at 2 Common Court, North Conway on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 356-3832.


Kennett High Alumni Summer Outing will be held July 30 at Fryeburg Fair Craft building. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. The dinner will be prepared by Kennett High School Alumni Board of Directors and served by the Kennett Key Club. Join the fun and renew old friendships and make new ones. The Kennett Class of 1969 will celebrate with a get-together at Chuck and Jane Lyman’s home (66 High Street, Silver Lake) on July 23 at noon. This is a pot luck.  Looking forward to seeing lots of classmates.


See you all on Saturday at the picnic.  Have a great week.