Well, we finally got it!! Snow and cold. Into this New Year we still have plenty to look forward to. The Troy Seniors planned the activities for the year at our meeting on Jan.
The sports collection is coming together with the help of Ken LaPointe and Donald Johnson and will be on display during the months of February and March. Both Ken and Donald were outstanding athletes at Troy High School. They played basketball and baseball and ran cross country. Ken said they all were good in cross country because that was part of the training for all sports. So stop by the museum to see our sports display.
I would like to inform all town residents that I have started posting weekly activities on our web page. I invite everyone to visit our web site at www.Troy-NH.us.
We are into the busy half of the church year and February brings the beginning of the season of Lent during which we prepare ourselves for Easter. Besides our regular Service on Sunday Mornings, with Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:00 AM and regular worship at 10:00 we will be starting our mid-week Lenten service on February 22nd with our Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 PM.
This month we would like to talk about winter safety. We are solidly in the season of blizzards, slippery roads and black ice. The road crews do a good job of cleaning up after the storms, but if you don’t have to be out during or just after a storm, stay home and let the crews do their job. Also, remember to clean ALL snow off of your vehicle. We all have seen those folks driving around with a foot of snow on their roofs. If it’s fluffy snow, it turns into a whiteout behind the car. If it’s heavy snow or ice, it can fly off and hit another car causing an accident.
My thoughts turn gratefully to the community and those who made Christmas possible for many of the children in Troy. It is in this spirit that I want to take this opportunity to say thank you, and to wish you and all those close to you the very best in this New Year of happiness and hope, for a world at peace. No matter how much we may dread the rush, the long lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given, Christmas Day comes, and there is still the same warm feeling we had as children. Thank you for renewing this warmth and joy of Christmas for the 48 children whose gift wishes were placed on the tree at TD Bank.
All is not quiet on the farm. The barns are preparing for lots of lambs to arrive as lambing season has begun! One of our goats, Twilight, recently gave birth to a male kid and we are expecting a calf to be born to one of our Kerry cows, Misty, in the next month.
The kitchen is also preparing for an eventful month. Between our weekend and mid-week houseguests and our special one day activities, the kitchen staff will be very busy. Our Valentine’s Day dinner will be held on Tuesday, February 14. Entrée choices include Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Baked Scallops, a Five-Cheese Quiche, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Woodman’s Florist, of Peterborough, will be providing long stem roses with advanced orders.
A wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available at the following Nurse is In clinics where you can have your blood pressure checked and ask health questions.
No appointment is necessary; the service is provided free of charge to residents of all ages.
For more information, call 352-2253 or 1-800-541-4145 or visit www.HCSservices.org.