September 23, 2016

All three selectmen were busy at the Wednesday meeting.  Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Santuccio reported to the selectmen about about the Sheriff’s work in Albany. He left a written report about tickets written and arrests made. The deputies have established a good relationship with many in this community and generally all is going well.

Forest Service representatives were in primarily to discuss the problems with the Albany Covered Bridge. According to them, the bridge had been damaged by vehicles about seven times this year and needs to be repaired. They believe that the damage was likely from vehicles hitting the barrier at the top of the bridge. It seems one sign at the Kanc side says the clearance is more than eight feet while at the opposite end the clearance is just over seven feet. Though the Forest Service is willing to help with the cost of fixing the bridge, it can’t be done at this time due to their budgetary restrictions. The selectmen, Curtis Coleman and the Forest Service people will get together to take care of the new signage.

The selectmen discussed how to deal with contracts and have decided to send them to Primex to be looked over to make sure all is correct.


Waldorf School: Join the fall Needle Felting workshop at the school on September 24 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. and make a pumpkin using a barbed needle and natural wool roving. This would make a perfect fall seasonal display. A $20 fee includes all materials.


Gibson Center: Call 356-3231 to make an appointment for answers to your computer questions.


Library: At 6 p.m. on Monday come and watch the Back to School 80’s movie: Heathers. At 10:30 am. on Tuesday it’s Story Time for Twos. At 5:30 p.m. it’s Sensory Story Time. At 6:30 p.m. there’s a book talk on Weathering Shame. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. its Story Time for Wee Ones and at 4 p.m. there’s Robotics for 4th-6th graders. Also at 4 p.m. the Lego Club meets and at 6 p.m. join the Teen Writing Group. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Threes and Fours. At 6 p.m. meet with the Chess Club.


UNH Extension: Coming up quickly is another season of Slow Cooker classes.  If you have a child attending Conway Elementary School you and your child can join the Family Cooking with Nutrition Connections. The classes meet Mondays, October 17-November 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call either Cathy Baker at Conway El (447-3369) or Joy Gagnon at (662-8901). If you are a participant at the Food Pantry at the Brown Church, there is also a four week lesson series of Slow Cooker there beginning Wednesday, October 19 and each Wednesday until November 8.  They meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To join there contact Mayanne at the church office (662-8901) or Joy Gagnon. Each of these programs are funded in part by Memorial Hospital.


President and CEO of Memorial Hospital, Scott McKinnon, (an Albany resident) invites the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the largest renovation of the hospital in years on September 29 at 5:30 p.m. Afterwards there will be a tour of the addition.


Though it’s early, do put the Albany Birthday Dinner on your calendar.  It will be held on November 5, a change from the original date due to changes at the Darby Field Inn. The cost will be $30 per person and that includes the meal, tax and gratuity. Mark Donaldson, owner of Darby Field, would appreciate reservations made for the event at least two weeks before the dinner. Darby Field has a seating capacity of 50.


Bernadine DeBois had a great week. She had loads of visitors. Eddie, his wife Wendy, and grandson Tylor Brousseau from Irvine, California came visiting as did daughter, Diane Leroux of Waterford, Vt. and Bobbie Brousseau from Canine, Vt. Sherri and Trevor Stanley of Concord, NH visited over the weekend and everyone enjoyed the buffet at the Peking Restaurant.


Dancers take notice. The Mount Washington Valley Stompers have begun their fall and winter sessions. They will continue until January 16 at the American Legion Hall on Tasker Hill Road each Monday from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. The caller is Jay Silbe. The cost is $7 per person. All are welcome even if you don’t have a partner. Refreshments will be served.

If you rather do contra dancing that has also started but is still open for new dancers every Saturday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church. There is live music and the caller is Brian Ricker. The cost is $7 per person.


Fall is here and the trees are beginning to turn.  Get out and have a great week!