THE OLD DAYS

From the Issue: 
March 2012

    One of my favorite hobbies is reading the old New Hampshire Sentinel articles where I came across the following paragraph:

May 26, 1881:  Mr. C. W. Whitney has built an icehouse just East of his residence, which many have inquired about.  It is not a Summerhouse.  It is octagonal in shape, the roof running to a point and having latticed dormer windows put in part way up.  It is so unique for an icehouse that no wonder people inquire what it is.  It is possible to make even an icehouse attractive in appearance.

    We presently live in the Whitney house and I always wondered about the odd building in the old photo that looked like a fancy vegetable stand. As I gazed at the photo it was hard for me to imagine living in the “old days” and having the need to build an icehouse when all I have to do is get ice from the trays in my freezer. 

SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM COUNSELORS

From the Issue: 
March 2012
    
    The Town of Fitzwilliam is currently seeking to employ up to 7 counselors for their Summer Recreation Program.  Counselors work under the supervision of the Summer Recreation Director.  Duties include planning and executing recreation activities.  Youth programming and lifeguard certification a plus.  CPR and first aid training required, but provided.  Counselors are paid an hourly rate.  The program runs 5 weeks beginning 7/12-8/12.  
    
    A complete job description and application is available at the Fitzwilliam Town Hall or online at www.fitzwilliam-nh.gov. Call Cindi at the Recreation Department 585-7270 or e-mail fitzrec@wivalley.net for further inquiries.

TROY SENIORS

From the Issue: 
March 2012
 
    What a crazy winter, even the birds and trees don’t know what to do.  At least we haven’t had to shovel snow for the first part of winter anyway.  The seniors have got their program for the year and we will try to get the programs to those that did not attend the January meeting. We plan having a speaker (to be announced) at the March 28 at Kimball Hall at 1 PM.  Do hope you will be able to attend!

    We will be holding our first Saturday of the month breakfast on March 3rd from 7-10 at Kimball Hall.  We serve a varied buffet, price being $5 for adults and $3.50 for those under 12.  Start your busy weekend off with a full stomach and bring your family or friends or meet up with your friends at the breakfast.  Plan ahead and we will meet you there!!!

HAZWASTE COLLECTION

From the Issue: 
March 2012

All collections will be held at the Keene Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located adjacent to the Keene Recycling Center, 55 Old Summit Road (Rt 12A), Keene from 8am - 1pm.

Sat 3/24/12         Wed 3/28/12              Sat 3/31/12
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EAST HILL FARM MOOS

From the Issue: 
March 2012
    
    According to the calendar, winter is almost over.  But, according to my almost 6 year old, and countless other children, winter hasn’t even arrived.  One October storm doesn’t count.  Where are the missed school days, the snowman building, and sledding?  Unlike the children, most adults don’t miss the cancelled school days, shoveling and sanding, or cleaning off the car!  With temperatures in the 40s and 50s it feels more like spring than the last days of winter.— the type of weather that makes the maple sap run.

    Speaking of maple, our 5th Annual Maple Madness Dinner is Sunday, March 4.  Dinner will feature maple walnut chicken, East Hill Farm corned beef with a mustard maple glaze, and a broccoli and cheddar cheese quiche.  Randy Miller will play the fiddle for your listening pleasure and there will be a silent auction to benefit the Monadnock Travel Council.  

GAP MT. LIONS CLUB

    
    The Lions year is about half over.  The midwinter convention was held at the end of January.  March is a busy month for the club: We will be serving refreshments on March 14th at the Troy Town meeting.  Our members attend the District Cabinet meeting on the 11th in Manchester.  It is a great way to get together with other Lions in NH. The St Patrick’s Eyeball Dance is March 17th at the Courtyard Marriott in Concord. 

    We are looking forward to the 250th Celebration for the Town of Fitzwilliam. We will serve our delicious BBQ chicken on Sat, July 28th.
    
    For residents of Troy & Fitzwilliam, please contact the Gap Mtn Lions Club if you need eyeglasses or hearing aids.  
    
    We welcome guests at our monthly meetings.  

BENEFIT BREAKFAST

From the Issue: 
March 2012
    The monthly benefit breakfast at Christ Lutheran Church will be held on Saturday, March 17.  A hot, bountiful buffet will be served from 8 - 10 AM, and proceeds will benefit Troy’s Gay-Kimball Library. There is no charge for the breakfast: donations are accepted and will be given to our town library to apply towards their summer Reading Program.  The public is invited to come enjoy a delicious meal and help benefit a town program.

SCHOOL YARD SCRIBBLES

From the Issue: 
March 2012

    It looks like we jumped the gun on winter’s arrival in our last update. We’ve let go of dreams of sledding parties on the hill and brought the soccer nets back out. If we can’t have winter then let’s hurry up with spring!!  Along with mud season, March brings Town Meetings and Voting Day. Voting will be held on Tuesday, March 13th from 10am-7pm. School will be in session and we ask that you please drive slowly and carefully around the school.

    The PTO will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14th at 6 PM. All PTO meetings are open to whoever wishes to attend. Yearbook orders must be turned in by Friday, March 16th. The cost per book is $10 and checks may be made out to Troy PTO.  The School Board will hold its March meetings on Tuesday, March 6th and Tuesday, March 20th at 7 PM in the MRMHS Library.  Our next early release day will be on Thursday, March 15th. MRMHS students will be dismissed at 11:30 AM and Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM.
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