MONADNOCK UNITED WAY

From the Issue: 
December 2011
This year's Monadnock United Way (MUW) Campaign is well underway, and we need your support.  Last year people from Troy received help from MUW-funded agencies 1,161 times!  Many of these agencies rely heavily on state and federal funding and, as some of you know, those dollars are being cut left and right.  The best way that you can continue to support your friends and neighbors is by supporting Monadnock United Way.  After all, you never know when it could be you who needs support from one of the 43 agencies MUW funds.
 
As a member of the MUW Board of Directors, I can assure you that each and every dollar we raise is needed desperately right here in our community.  Monadnock United Way has a unique allocations process which ensures fiscal and program accountability while meeting the social service needs of our region.  The Committee is composed of 22 volunteers from the entire Monadnock Region representing diversity of experience, gender and age.  Each individual member of the Allocations Committee commits approximately 100 hours to deliver a report crafted toward meeting the needs of our community.
 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION: INVASIVE PLANTS AND INSECTS

From the Issue: 
November 2011
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY FROM INVASIVE PLANTS AND INSECTS! Join us Tuesday evening, November 8 at 7 PM at Troy Library when Steve Roberge, Cheshire County's Extension Forester, will discuss threats of invasive plants to your property. Mr. Roberge will focus on the invasive BUCKTHORN that is infesting our fields, forests, ponds and roadsides.  Buckthorn can grow 8 feet to 10 feet per year and quickly overtake any area.

Exotic invasive plants are replacing native plants in many forests and fields throughout our region. At the same time, exotic invasive insects have the potential to impact our native plants and trees in our forests.  What do these invasive plants and insects look like?  What impact do invasive plants, such as common buckthorn, autumn olive and multiflora rose, have on wildlife habitat?  What impacts do invasive plants have on native plant populations?

This is a great workshop for those who wish to learn how to identify invasive plants and insects that threaten our forests and native plant diversity.
   
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

TRANSFER STATION & RECYCLING CENTER

From the Issue: 
November 2011
The Transfer Station/Recycling Center will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2011 in observance of Veterans Day.  On Saturday, Christmas Eve, December 24th, the Transfer Station/Recycling Center will be open from 8 AM to 1 PM.   For the New Year’s weekend, it will be open for the regularly scheduled hours.

CHRISTMAS WISHES

From the Issue: 
November 2011
With the holiday season soon approaching, many low-income families are thinking ahead toward Christmas and wondering if they can afford Christmas gifts for their kids this year.  Children shouldn’t have to do without presents at Christmas, which is why TD Bank partners with the Town of Troy Welfare Department, to ensure that every child has gifts to unwrap on Christmas.

If your family is unemployed or underemployed, we can help give your children a wonderful Christmas to remember.  Please contact the Selectmen’s Office during regular business hours, 242-7722.

TD Bank will set up a Christmas tree in their lobby on Thanksgiving weekend, decorated with tags with a boy or girl’s age and a wish.  I invite you to participate in the gift giving.  It offers a way for many people who are able, to give a gift to a less fortunate child.

SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

From the Issue: 
November 2011
Monadnock Regional School Board continues to move forward. Since the beginning of the school year at the end of August the Monadnock School Board has been busy. We have met with Committees from Gilsum & Sullivan concerning the future of their schools, heard from our new High School Principal – Jed Butterfield – regarding the status of our High School’s accreditation and taken a serious look at the Budget Committee’s proposal for a 4% reduction in the District’s operating budget.
   
The board has a policy of conducting School Board meetings on a traveling basis throughout the district to enable members of the community to attend School Board meetings without having to travel to Swanzey (we normally meet in Troy in April). 

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

From the Issue: 
November 2011
Christ Lutheran Church, just south of the Troy Common on Rte. 12 by the blinking light, begins the month of November with All Saints Sunday when we give thanks for all who have led us in the faith and who have finished their race.  Late in the month we come together to give thanks in a Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Communion on Wednesday, November 23rd at 7 PM and then we end the month with the beginning of the Advent season – the season of preparing our hearts for the birth of the Christ Child.
   
During Advent we meet on Wednesday nights (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21) at 6 PM for a “Soup & Sandwich” supper followed by a worship service at 7 PM.  Each year we follow a theme during these services and this year we look to the prophets and focus on ‘Wait, Pray, and Live by Faith.”  The public is invited to these suppers and services…come, prepare yourselves, and your Christmas celebration will be greatly enriched.
   

LEONARD BALL

From the Issue: 
November 2011
A Dr. Stone Troy history book has been donated to the Troy Historical Society with the name Leonard Ball and the  Date March 2, 1956 written in the front.  Can anyone shed light on the name or the man?  Please contact Bob Hall or Kathy Marrotte if you have any information.

Breakfast With Santa/Craft Fair

From the Issue: 
November 2011
The MRHS Band will be holding a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 26th from 8-10 AM.  We will be serving pancakes with maple syrup, sausages, coffee, tea, juice, and hot cocoa. Bring your camera because rumor has it that Santa will be coming to breakfast as well.  After you’ve eaten, there will be a craft fair held from 9AM-3PM at the High School.  Come make a day of it!

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