Common Collections

From the Issue: 
December 2011
“finding beauty in the common…”

Suzanne Cullen has opened her first shop in Troy at the historic Whitney Store building next to the library.  She displays a large collection of antiques, vintage and gently used furniture, home décor and gifts, covering several rooms in the house at 2 South Main Street.

Suzanne has been a hospice nurse in Massachusetts.  She and her husband, Carl Ostrander, have five grown daughters, and live in New Ipswich.  The reason Suzanne chose to open her shop at this time stems from something she learned from her patients – “If you have a dream, then act on it now.  Don’t wait.”  It has been her dream and goal to offer an alternative to high prices.

Collecting has been a hobby since she was a child.  The shop is filled with items that recently filled their garage!  She has an eye for items that have been gently cared for, have a history or special craftsmanship.  If items need a little tender loving care, she helps them to endure.

TROY SENIORS

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, now the holiday season is off to a full start.  Are you ready?  The seniors filled several boxes with items for nursing homes.  Thanks to all who so generously donated the items.  They really appreciate all that is given.
    Our December meeting will be our Christmas dinner and sing-a-long of Christmas Carols.  Dinner will be held at noon December 21st at east Hill Farm.  If you have not signed up for the dinner please call Lucille and let her know.
    Remember to attend our buffet breakfast the first Saturday of the month at Kimball Hall from 7—10 AM.  Great place to meet up with your friends and family and wish them all a Merry Christmas.  Cost is still $5 for adults and $3.50 for children.  A great price for all that is offered.  If you have never tried it, plan to attend ...you’ll be glad you did.

ESTABLISHING AN AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION

From the Issue: 
December 2011
K. Clarke, myself and Brian Doerpholz (from Fitzwilliam, invited as a consultant), met with the selectmen recently to discuss the merits of establishing an Agricultural Commission in Troy.  This meeting was for the purpose of obtaining permission to proceed or not to proceed with the activity.  The selectmen having approved our requesT we will be organizing a committee to gather information, lay out plans, hold one or more public meetings during the next year before presenting it to the voters at the 2013 Town Meting,  If you would like to be a part of this committee contact me at 242-7745 or K. Clarke at 242-3573.

EAST HILL FARM MOOS

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Thank you to all who participated in our Oktoberfest and Growers dinners held here this fall.  Both events were attended by many and the silent auction at the Growers dinner was a huge success, with many agricultural items and paintings up for bid.  Thank you to the New Hampshire Young Farmers and Ranchers for all their hard work. 

The Holiday season is fast approaching.  Kick it off by participating in the 7th annual Currier & Ives Cookie tour.  It will be running from 11 AM—4 PM on Saturday, December 10.  There are currently 15 stops that will bring you to Fitzwilliam, Jaffrey, Rindge, Troy, Marlborough, Peterborough, and Swanzey.  Tickets are $10.00 per person, and good for all locations.  The ticket includes a homemade cookie and refreshment at each stop, as well as recipe cards for the treats offered.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Helping Hand, a non-profit organization that provides clothing and food to Troy and Fitzwilliam residents in need.  Get out and visit our local businesses to see how they decorate for Christmas and also what they have to offer throughout the year.

GRANDPARENTS LUNCHEON

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Troy Elementary School would like to thank the community for coming out and supporting our annual Grandparents Luncheon.  The students look forward to this event all month and really do enjoy getting to eat and spend time with members of their families.  We would also like to thank the kitchen staff and the school staff who work so hard to get it organized each year.  Great job everyone!

TENDER SHEPHERD PRESCHOOL

From the Issue: 
December 2011
The students look forward to the holiday and winter season.  They will be exploring nature through various means.  The Advent season is the time to focus on the coming of our Savior.  To enhance this theme, Advent wreaths will be constructed by families on Saturday, December 3 at 6 PM.  The completed wreaths may be taken home.

The children are continuing their “reading wall” and practicing the songs to share at the Children's Christmas Worship on Sunday, December 11, at 10 AM.  They will learn about the Babe of Bethlehem and that Jesus was born to save us.  He is the greatest gift of all.  To share this with others, the students will be making "special gifts" for loved ones.  Christmas crafts and displays will be made for the classroom.

SAMUEL E. PAUL WAR MEMORIAL COMMISSION

From the Issue: 
December 2011
The objective of the Samuel E. Paul War Memorial Commission is to design a master plan for the renovation of the Sand Dam Park.  We hope to be prepared to apply for the 2013 NH Land & Water Conservation grant and secure private donations to make this project happen.  Suggestions from townspeople on what they would like to see in the future for Sand Dam site are always welcome and appreciated.  As we move forward we will keep you fully informed of our progress!

Part of the KSC effort has focused on border town possibilities.  For these, we have referred them to the Selectmen, as our focus remains the revitalization of Sand Dam.  Towards that effort we will be touring other recreation sites to get ideas to assist us with our decisions. 

The Samuel E Paul Commission welcomes James Selig to our group.  James also serves on the Troy Recreation Committee and brings a lot of great ideas to the table. 

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

TROY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Now that the museum is in order, the members have been working on cleaning and sorting materials stored in the cupboards in the office area.  One area we would like to improve is Troy's athletic teams.  Several athletic trophies were donated to the Society but we have no information about them.  Three of the trophies are for basketball, Southern NH Interscholastic League 1948-1949, Champions in 1954-1955, and State Champion 1955.  The last two were coached by H. Silander.  We have one large silver trophy with a marble base and a baseball player at the top.  The plaque at the base is no longer there.  If you have information about these trophies please contact Kathy Marrotte, Bob Hall, or Gary Phelps.  If you would like to donate any Troy sports memorabilia and/or information about Troy's athletic teams we would love to display it!  
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