WWII LETTERS DISCOVERED AT THE GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY

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December 2011
A treasure trove of letters including several v-mails written between 1942-1944 to Gay Kimball Librarian, Annie Clark, along with several lists of Troy citizens in the armed forces for that time period were recently discovered at the Library.  The letters were solicited by the Librarian and Library Trustees, George Ripley, A. H. Hanscom and J. T. Hawkins, to keep a record of all the Troy residents who were in the military and where they were stationed.  This correspondence ranges from short postcards to multi-page letters describing living conditions, weather and state of mind.

GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY

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December 2011
We are here for YOU!  by Catherine Callegari www.troylibrary.us
A HUGE Thanks to the folks who donated money for our new DVD shelving, new letters for our outdoor sign and for the rest of the Ladybug Award picture books nominees for this year.  Christmas came early for us this year!
Holiday Hours: We will be closed on Saturday, December 24th to celebrate Christmas Eve.

Story Time!  We have our story time schedule for the entire year and part of next so mark your calendars!  They will be Thursdays at 4:15 PM and usually have a holiday theme. 2011:12/15 & 2012: 1/26, 2/9, 3/8, 4/19, 5/10
During School Vacation: Wii Wednesday on 12/28 from 2 PM – 4 PM.  We’ll have friendly competitions in Mario Kart and other games.  Lego® Block Party Tuesday 12/27 and Thursday 12/29 from 2 PM – 4 PM.  Use LEGO® blocks to create, design and build.  The possibilities are endless.  Everyone is welcome!!

TROY SCHOOL 1ST QUARTER HONOR ROLL

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December 2011
Principal’s List

Clarice Davis
Sam Elkins
Meghan Mecheski
Symantha Fortin
Kaitlyn Priest
Isabella DeLong
Trevor Scott

High Honor Roll

Brianna Wing
Hunter Yeaton
Katie Wheeler
Caitlin Stearns
Alicia Patenaude
Evangeline Perrotta
Elizabeth Queeen
Cullen Lloyd
Hunter Lang
Karissa Nason
Shawn Healey

Honor Roll

Jack Adair
Bethany Warner
Zachary Priest
Shelby Borks
Madalyn Jalava
Sasha Decatur
Anthony Vernazzaro
Hunter Biron
Eythan Tidlund
Brianna Stearns
Clayton Blake
Matthew Mecheski
Leo Shotton

THANK-YOU FROM CUB SCOUTS

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December 2011
On Saturday, November 12, the Scouts of the Fitzwilliam, Troy and Richmond Cub Scout Pack participated in the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive. Door tags were distributed during the days before the collection with instructions for residents to leave non-perishable food items outside near their door and mailbox and the Scouts would pick the items up to be distributed to local community kitchens.
    This year, the pack decided to set a goal of 1,000 items to be donated.  With your help, the Pack was able to turn in 1,415 items of food and one gift card for a local grocery store!  Two pick-up trucks full of food delivered the items to the drop off in Keene.  The Helping Hand program in Troy received over 30 cases of supplies as a result of the national program.
    But the Scouts couldn’t have done it without the support of the local community! THANK-YOU from the Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, Webelos, leaders and families of Pack 27! We hope that you’ll help us reach our goal next year and continue to help us with our Good Turn projects.

EDWARD BOUFFORD AMERICAN LEGION POST 56 TROY

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December 2011
Santa will be at the Kimball Library on December 10th from 9AM until 1PM. He said he is looking forward to meeting the children. Parents, there will time for photos with Santa.

A big thank you goes out to the Girl Scouts and the young man that helped raise money for our veterans.  This was done by the Legion Post on Poppy days.  Also thank you to all who donated.  100% of the funds raised will go to benefit our men and women that have served our country.

A GENEALOGY OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS IN TROY

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December 2011
A Genealogy of Births, Marriages & Deaths in Troy plus a list of those interred at the Village Cemetery are now available on the Library’s web site – www.troylibrary.us. You can either download the information in a spreadsheet format or view it online via Google Docs.

Janet McCullough painstakingly assembled the information from various sources including town reports, and the Library is happy to make the information available online and via excel files.  A printed copy is not currently available. Anyone needing assistance accessing the information online is welcome to come to the library for help.

LEGION POST QUERY

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December 2011
Just a quick note concerning the American Legion Post.  I have noticed that it is referred to as #56 but without its original name, which is BOUFFORD.
I imagine that many, if not most, residents of Troy know his name.  I hope that Betty (DesRochers) Hebert, a native of Troy, doesn't mind if I use her name but she is a niece of Mr. Boufford.  Maybe she can share more about him, such as his full name, the details about his Army career, the date of his unfortunately death, etc.

I knew his mother who lived next to my grand parents (Charles and Delia Rocheleau) on Dort Street in Troy.  She was living with her daughters, Mary and Lena, wife of Charlie Rocheleau's brother, Ernest.  But she spoke only French and she communicated with me only with smiles as I was/am unable to understand French. A typical American!!

In the meantime, I will try to contact Betty. I believe that her son is a police officer in Troy.

Emile Rocheleau, Jaffrey, NH erj26@yahoo.com

MONADNOCK FLUTES

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December 2011
Monadnock Flutes, under the direction of Denise Nolan, invite you to their Fall concerts.  They will perform on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM at Bentley Commons, Keene and on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7  PM in Cheney Hall at Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH.
The ensemble will perform works from classical to popular styles as well as some seasonal pieces.  Members of Monadnock Flutes are from the Monadnock Region and Massachusetts.  They perform on a variety of flutes, from piccolo to bass flute. Both performances are free.  For more information please call 603-242-3482.

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