Tuesday is Town Meeting and voting. The polls open at 10 am and close at 6 pm. On the ballot you will be asked to vote for a selectman for three years: either Joe Ferris, Robert Mathieu, John “Jack” Rose, or write in. And a selectman for a one year term: either Sara Young-Knox, Robert Nadler or a write in. For Moderator for two years, the choice is Edward Alkalay or a write in. For Trustee of the Trust Funds for a three year term, vote for either Richard VanDyne or a write in. For Cemetery Trustee for a three year term, it’s Kelly Robitaille or a write in. There is no one running for Supervisor of the Checklist for the six tear term but June Johnson would like your vote. Again for Supervisor of the Checklist for two years, you will have to write in a candidate. On the School Board ballot, you will again have to write in a name for all but the one year Moderator post where Edward Alkalay is on the ballot. You will also be asked to vote on two amendments to the Albany Zoning Board Ordinances: Amendment #1 regarding residential and commercial building height limitations, and Amendment #2 regarding commercial setbacks. Please go to www.albanynh.org and look under TownClerk/Tax Collector for complete information regarding the upcoming elections. The Town Report is now at the office to be picked up.
Not only are we voting for town leadership on Tuesday, but there is a special election for District 1 Executive Councilor (the seat Ray Burton held before his death).
Tin Mountain: Don’t forget the annual First Season Dinner and Auction on March 15 at 5 pm. It will be held at Fryeburg Academy Ada Wadsworth Arena. There will be live music, bird songs and over 300 unique items to bid upon donated by area businesses and individuals. They include fine dining, luxurious getaways, hiking gear, furniture, fine artwork, blown glass, sculptures and so much more! This event supports Tin Mountain’s school, camp, and environmental education programs offered to area children and adults. The cost for the evening, which includes a superb full prime rib dinner (vegetarian entrees upon request), is only $50 per person. Don’t miss this event of the season. On March 13 from noon to 1 pm, Nels Liljedahl will be presenting a piece on landscaping with native plants. This is open to all.
Gibson Center: There will be three St. Patrick Day meals served this season. They will be on March 13, 14, and 17. Wear green and have fun! The Center’s bus leaves Wednesday, March 12 at 7am for the Boston Flower Show and returns about 7pm. Call 356-3231 to reserve your seat. On Friday, the bus will go to Indian Head for a St. Patrick’s Day event. Call for those reservations.
Library: Monday at 10:30am join the workshop “Learn to Play, Play to Learn”. At noon there is an Early Childhood Mental Health Meeting. And at 6pm it’s Open MIC Night. On Tuesday at 6pm learn about your digital camera. Wednesday, March 12 at 4 pm there’s a Girl Scouts meeting. The White Mountain Amateur Radio Club meets at 6pm on March 13.
UNH Extension: At 7pm on March 12 at the Jackson Library, learn about “Seed Starting and Saving”.
Memorial Hospital is running an exercise program and is looking for ten women over 40 who meet one or more of the following criteria:
personal or family history of breast cancer overweight began menstruating at age 12 or younger
BRACA1 or BRACA2 gene mutation
use of birth control pills
high breast or bone density or other benign breast conditions high level of estrogen on menopausal hormone therapy African American Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage If you fit the criteria and would be interested in this program, then call Ashlee Chaine at Memorial Hospital: 356-5461 ext. 2120.
Looking for some self-improvement courses? Check out Kennett High School Career & Technical Center for their adult courses. There are art classes, self-improvement classes, computer classes, business skill classes and more.
MWV Curling Club is starting an instructional program on March 8. They will meet for two hours each day: March 8, 15, 22. If you are interested in learning about this sport, contact Pat Kittle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fryeburg Acadamy will have an evening of jazz on March 12 starting at 7:30pm. Go and enjoy!
Monday, March 10 from 7 to 8:30pm the MWV Choral Society will rehearse at Kennett Middle School. They are preparing for their May concerts. Check it out.
Sandy Stowell had a lovely poem and picture in the paper on Tuesday devoted to her loving dog, Luke, who passed on. To those of us who have lost a pet, we can certainly commiserate with her.
Believe it or not, spring is almost here. Have a great week and think spring!