July 8, 2016

Though town hall was closed this week, the selectmen met on Wednesday for a meeting and work session. At the meeting they signed a check for the Albany picnic committee (see below) and then went directly into making corrections and additions to the Rules of Procedure that they have been working on for several weeks.


It’s nearly here; the 9th Annual Albany Town Picnic! A time for Albany residents (full or part-time, as well as family and friends) to get together with their neighbors. Join us at the Albany Town Forest on July 23 from 11 to 2 p.m. for great fun and delicious food.  More information to come next week.


World Fellowship: Monday at 7:30 p.m. Jason Jeremias  speaks on Bringing the Global Struggle for Women’s Rights to Life on Stage. On Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Ellen Meeropol  reads from On Hurricane Island, a book about a fictional detention/interrogation center in Maine. Robert Meeropol  examines the realities of human rights abuses.


Gibson Center: Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance is open for new membership. The class meets from Monday through Thursday from 4-5 p.m. Please call 356-3231 to register. Also call if you’d like to join the group going to Old Orchard Beach to see the Hal McIntyre Band perform a Peggy Lee Tribute on Tuesday, July 12.


Library: Monday at 5 p.m. join Adult Spanish Instruction. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Twos and on Wednesday Story Time for Wee Ones. At 4 p.m. there’s Smoothie Bike and Natural Ice Cream. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. there’s Story Time for Threes and Fours followed at 4 p.m. with the Family Garden Club. The Friends of the Library Book sale continues on Saturday.


UNH Extension: Questions about your garden can be answered by a Master Gardener. Just call 877-398-4769 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Youth between 5-17 years old who are interested in rabbits are invited to join a new 4-H Rabbit Club. The main focus will be the proper care, showing and breeding of these pets. There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, July 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Chocorua. For more information email Kelly at jamrabbitry@yahoo.com.


For those interested in today’s hot topic, Guns, Gun Safety, Gun Laws, come to Madison Library’s lower meeting room on Monday, July 11 at 6 p.m. where Sheriff Dominic Richardi will speak on this topic. This is open to the public and you will be able to ask questions and/or make comments.


Steve Knox, chair of Carroll County’s Farm Committee, continues working hard to come up with ideas for the use of the farm. On July 20 at 1 p.m. Andy Kendell of the Kendell Foundation located in Boston will be at the meeting to see how his foundation can help with the restructuring of the county farm. These meetings are held at the Administration Bldg. in Ossipee and are open to the public.


Condolences to the family of Lawrence Siebert who recently passed away. He loved his home in Passaconaway where he felt as one with nature.


It’s strawberry time and Schartners Farm is open for picking on weekdays from 7 to noon and then again from 4 to 7 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday they’re open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Join others on a midnight run July 16 that begins at Schouler Park an ends at the Ham Arena. There is a registration fee. For more information go to www.racemenu.com.

Aah, it’s really summer now. Be well and enjoy the week!