Published: 08/08/2022 10:26:26

Modified: 08/08/2022 10:23:10

BOSCAWENReading program ends

■ Adults and children are invited to ‘Reptiles On The Move’, an exciting and fun interactive program to be held at Boscawen Public Library tomorrow at 6.30pm. This program concludes the end of the summer reading program and participants are reminded to redeem their stickers for prizes.

■Indonesian Play Day will be held with story time at the Boscawen Public Library on Wednesday at 10:30am. Indonesian Community Connect and NH Toy Library are hosting this family event with snacks and storytelling to learn more about this wonderful island nation.

apples never falla novel by Liane Moriarty, is the subject of the book discussion group meeting Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Boscawen Public Library.

■Boscawen Old Home Week is fast approaching. Kicking off the activities are life-size sheep cutouts on display throughout the city starting August 20. The “Flashy Flock” can be seen on April Avenue, Park Street, North Main Street, King Street, Queen Street, Water Street, Corn Hill Road and Weir Road.



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SALISBURYSoftball Tournament

■ Registration for recreational soccer for young people has been open since July 22nd. Here is the link to register ( and if you want more information, you can email [email protected]

■August 14 at 2:30 pm, after the firefighters’ muster, hang out at the Maplewood ball diamond and take part in our annual softball tournament. Ages 14 to 100 are welcome to have fun! Ribbons will be awarded to the winning team! There will also be a children’s kickball game just before the start of the tournament. For more information, please email Kathleen Doyle at [email protected]

■ The Historical Society is now accepting items for the sale of white elephants on Old House Day (OHD), August 13. Items must be clean and in good condition. No electronics, please! Items can be brought to the church during opening hours on Sunday between 1 and 3 p.m. We are also looking for volunteers for OHD. If you are interested in selling raffle tickets, company merchandise, White Elephant merchandise or becoming a guide, please email [email protected] Your help would be greatly appreciated. Visit the Salisbury Historical Society website at for more information.

■ The Old Home Day committee will meet at Academy Hall on August 9 at 7:15 p.m. Please check the city’s website at for Zoom information if you would like to join virtually. Please join us for the Old House Parade on August 13 at 11 a.m. This year’s theme was chosen by SES students and is “Nature and Space”. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for each category listed. All participating children will receive a gift card for free ice cream and a commemorative Old House Day 2022 button. Category A – children and pets; Category E – floats; Category B – cyclists (children); Category F – tractors; Category C – individual or group walkers/walkers; Category G – other decorated vehicles; Category D – marching bands/musicians; and Category H – vintage/classic cars. For more information, contact Lisa Walker at [email protected] or by phone at (603) 496-2334. Please register before August 8. If you would like to be a supplier, please email [email protected] Old Home Days are August 12-14. Please check the Salisbury OHD Facebook page for a timetable and more information. There are event schedules posted at the Post Office and Academy Hall.

■ Salisbury Farmers’ Market is open for the summer until 29 August; hours are 3-6 p.m. every Monday afternoon at the Town Green on Route 4. If you are interested in being a market vendor, please contact Helen Binette at (603) 648-2156.

■Library news: August 13 Old Home Day, book sale from 8 am to 3 pm, puppet show at 12:30 pm and Summer Saturday Library Cafe sponsored by the Friends of the Library; coffee is always available during this event. Children’s story and craft hour continues every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. until August 11. Everyone is welcome, especially children. The Salisbury Free Library has an abundance of new books in all age categories and genres. Be sure to email ([email protected]), stop by or let us know on our Facebook page (Salisbury Free Library) if there are any books you would like the library to acquire. We welcome inquiries and would love to keep our collection up to date with Salisbury readers. The library needs small/medium sized cardboard boxes. If you have any, can you bring them to the library? Looking for ones that wouldn’t be too heavy when filled with books.

■For more information on Salisbury events, please visit the city’s website at and like us on Facebook. For public notices on paper, meeting dates. town meeting results and more can also be found on the Salisbury Post Office bulletin board and the Academy Hall bulletin board.

■ If you have city-related activities and information you would like to add to this column, please contact Jen Hoyt at [email protected] or call (603) 648-2260.

■ If you have city-related activities and information you would like to add to this column, please contact Jen Hoyt at [email protected] or call (603) 648-2260.



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WEBSTERNew treasurer

■ Therese Larson was named the new city treasurer at the August 1 selection committee meeting.

■The Zoning Council meeting will be held on August 9 at 7:00 pm at City Hall.

■The Conservation Commission meeting will be held on August 10 at 4:00 pm at City Hall.

■ Pursuant to RSA 31:95-b, the Webster Selectboard will hold a public hearing on August 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Meeting House at 1220 Battle Street. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the unexpected revenue expected from the State of New Hampshire regarding SB404 and HB1221. As noted by SB 404, the City expects to receive $61,166.02 to be used for immediate infrastructure expenditures for bridges and roads. As indicated by HB1221, the City expects to receive $43,393 and is to be used for road maintenance expenses.

■ The Tyler Bridge (on Penacook Road near the Bohanan Farm) will be closed as of August 1 to repair a bad joint and decking. It is estimated that the bridge will be closed for three months. Detour signs are posted.

Nancy Picthall-French

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