Are you interested in volunteering some of your time to become a Lake Host at the Granite Lake Boat Ramp this summer? Our Association has a fantastic group of volunteers who give of their time to sit at the boat ramp and do courtesy boat inspections for the New Hampshire Lake Association. Volunteers have been […]
The telescope is the equal property of Harrisville Public Library in Harrisville and the Olivia Rodham Memorial Library in Nelson. This telescope was purchased through a program with The New Hampshire Astronomical Society, and particularly it’s Educational Outreach Committee. The goal: To help foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people who have never looked through a telescope the chance to experience the excitement that comes from discovery.
This is an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope, with a zoom eye piece and supportive material. There is an instruction manual, a laminated, spiral-bound 4 by 6 inch copy. The telescope is easy to use and is robust. It has a wooden base, not the usual spindly tripod legs. The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than one could see with the common “beginners” telescopes. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer.
Patrons (adult) may borrow this telescope for 2 days, understanding that it may take up to 2 library days to get the telescope. Please pick and return the telescope up on the days agreed upon, so that others can use it too. The Borrower is responsible for returning the telescope during library hours, in good condition. The Borrower will agree to pay for any repairs due to negligence or accident.
Reserving: To reserve the telescope, please call or email the library, firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-3214.
Are you interested in volunteering some of your time to become a Lake Host at the Granite Lake Boat Ramp this summer? Our Association has a fantastic group of volunteers who give of their time to sit at the boat ramp and do courtesy boat inspections for the New Hampshire Lake Association. Volunteers have been giving of their time since 2002 and have made a significant contribution to their community. Some of the volunteers don’t even live on the lake, but realize what a beautiful resource the lake is to our town. Becoming a volunteer is easy, a morning of your time to become trained in identifying invasive aquatic species and courtesy boat inspection procedures and you are on your way to becoming a member of a very important group. Sitting at the boat ramp, meeting new and interesting people who share a love of lake are just some of the things you will enjoy during your time as a lake host. Time spent at the boat ramp depends on how much you feel comfortable with, an hour or two is very much appreciated.
We also have some paid lake host opportunities. If you know a young person, 16 years or older who you think would be a reliable individual please have them call me. They would need to be willing to work on the weekends and provide their own transportation.
If you would like more information please call me at 847-3082.
Managing Lake Host Point Person
presented by the The Monadnock Folklore Society
NELSON TOWN HALL
Friday, May 8 – 8:00pm
$15/$12(senior, youth, or in advance)
Wednesday, April 15th, at 6pm in the Library.
written by Jacqueline Roland
Snow-covered backyards provide the perfect canvas for imagining your next prolific summer garden! As you develop your garden plans for this year, please consider growing some of the wonderful seeds that are available from the Nelson Library Seed Catalog! The seeds in the catalog are from Nelson seed savers, which means that they’re better suited to our local growing conditions than the seeds you’ll find at a garden supply store.
Seeds that are currently available in the catalog include:
Bush Yellow Wax Beans “Indie”
Sweet Pepper “Carmin”
The Library Seed Catalog is a free resource for Nelson residents! Why not try growing something new this year? You have nothing to lose!
Welcome to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books site! The NH Downloadable Books Consortium is a service of more than 200 public libraries and the New Hampshire State Library and was established to help New Hampshire public libraries provide digital materials to their patrons. The digital collection is comprised of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks, which aims to mirror the popular physical collections found in NH public libraries. Digital materials are selected with consideration of patron demand, popularity, availability, and cost of the materials.
The current collection includes:
More than 7000 audiobooks
More than 9000 eBook titles
Digital Magazines Have Arrived!
The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium is happy to announce that patrons can borrow digital magazines — officially Nook Periodicals – on their tablets and smartphones or read them on a Windows 8 computer.
To use this site you will need your 14 digit library number. On the blog page (found in the middle of the downloadable books page) you may read through the instructions for information about compatible devices and what you need to know to set up your device. It only has to be set up once and then you are ready to download books or magazines. Click on the widget below to get started.
These services are free for library patrons. For more information call or email the library (email@example.com).
Selectmen – 3 Years, David Upton
Trustee of the Library – 3 Years, Stacia Tolman
Trustee of Trust Funds – 3 Years, Thomas Newcombe
Cemetery Board – 3 Years, Candyce Fulford
Emergency Management Officer – 1 Year, Dennis Dellagreca
Planning Board Member – 3 Years, Jeff Taylor
Road Equipment Committee – 3 Years, Barry Tolman
Zoning Board of Adjustment k- 3 Years, Dennis Dellagreca
To Be Decided
Treasurer – 1 Year, John Shea
March 14th, Saturday at 11am
until 1 pm
Even in bad weather, a good group has turned for Games at the Library. We’ve played Scrabble, Bananagrams, Dominoes, Mexican Train Dominoes, Trumpet, and assorted other games. A good time was had by all. We encourage you to join us at the new time ( you may come for all or part of this time). Bring your own game or use assorted other games that will be available.
Let’s make use of the Library as a space for Nelsonites to gather . We hope to see you there! This program is free and open to the public. 603-847-3214 for more information.
at the Nelson Library
March 7th at 11am
Join us for an interesting and informational program on black bears. Our speaker will be Mike Morrison ( he did bobcats in February). All programs at the library are free and open to the public. please call 847-3214 or email library@townof nelson.com for more information.
Nelson Town Hall
Saturday, March 14th at 7:00 PM
Blues Guitarist Hunt Smith
Hunt is a man of many talents: violin maker, visual artist, and above all, a master of blues and finger-style guitar playing of a type not often heard today. He grew up in and around New York City in the 1950’s and 60’s and was exposed to many of the urban blues legends such as Dave van Ronk, Josh White Jr., John Lee Hooker and many others.”I’ve been playing and singing this stuff for so long that I’m not exactly sure where I learned it,” he says. Asked why he chose to produce a benefit concert for Hundred Nights, Hunt responded, “I lived on the road for many years and I know what it feels like to have nowhere to go.” Hundred Nights, Inc. is dedicated to providing emergency shelter to anyone in need on the one hundred potentially coldest nights of the year—from December 21st through March 31st. The shelter in downtown Keene has become a resource for those who need a helping hand. Hundred Nights Cold Weather Shelter and Open Doors Resource Center have evolved into a welcoming haven with clear rules and mutual respect between guests and volunteers.
Saturday February 28, 2015 at 11 am
This program is free and open to the public. Please bring something you would like to decorate. This method can be used to fix holes in wool items too. Some supplies will be available at the library.
For more information call 847-3214 or email the firstname.lastname@example.org
The inhabitants of the town of Nelson in the county of Cheshire in the state of New Hampshire qualified to vote in town affairs are hereby notified and warned of the Annual Town Meeting to be held as follows:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Nelson Town Hall Details: In order to choose the necessary Town Officers for the year ensuing, the Polls will open at 11:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Voting will also be conducted at this time to fill positions on the Nelson School Board.
Selectman , 3 years, Vote for not more than one: David Upton, Dennis Dellagreca, Duane Schillemat
Trustee of the Library, 3 Years, Vote for not more than one: Stacia Tolman
Trustee of the Trust Funds, 3 Years, Vote for not more than one: Thomas Newcomb
Cemetery Board, 3 Years, Vote for not more than two: No one filed
Emergency Management Officer: 1 Year, Vote for not more than one: Dennis Dellagreca
Planning Board Member: 3 Years, Vote for not more than two: no one filed
Road Equipment Committee: 3 Years, Vote for not more than one: no one filed
Zoning Board of Adjustment: 3 Years, Vote for not more than one: Three Years, Vote for not more than three: Dennis Dellagreca, John Cucchi
Treasurer: 1 Year, Vote for not more than one: John Shea
Nelson School Board Candidates:
School Board Member (3 Years) Vote for not more than one Richard Popovic or Write In
School District Moderator (2 Years) Vote for not more than one Richard P. Church or Write in
School District Clerk (2 Years) Vote for not more than one Katharine Schillemat or Write In
School District Treasurer (2 Years) Vote for not more than one Hope Lothrop or Write In
An online pdf of the 2015 Nelson Town Warrant and an online pdf of 2015 MS-636 can be found at http://townofnelson.org
Fay Baird, Kate Seeger, and Kim Wallach have been singing and performing together since 1979.
They return to the Nelson Town Hall on Sunday, March 15 for a 7:00 PM concert.
Admission is $12/$9(senior, youth, or in advance).
Though they are not really sisters, and not particularly short, they do sound like sisters and share a delight in harmony. The songs chosen by the trio tell stories and paint pictures, conveying strong visual images through music. They favor acapella arrangements but also accompany themselves with guitar, autoharp and banjo.
The Short Sisters challenge the audience’s imagination and invite their participation with compelling words, powerful melodies and elegant arrangements. Audiences comment on more than just the trio’s extraordinary harmonies and choice of material. Their playfulness and pleasure in each other’s company leave listeners energized and cheered. Their repertoire includes intricate rounds, songs from American, African-American and British traditions and material from contemporary songwriters. The Short Sisters’ favorite songs, funny or moving, thought-provoking or frivolous, traditional or newly written, convey optimism about tackling life’s challenges.
The trio’s performance list covers Folksong Societies and Coffeehouses in their home states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida, forays to Michigan and California, and regular appearances in New Jersey, New England and Washington D.C. They have recorded five albums, four of which are available on CD.
Songs both traditional and new: unusual rounds, musical curiosities and chorus songs, Sacred Harp songs, ballads and much more. Whether acapella or with guitar, autoharp and banjo, the Short Sisters blend their voices in stunning and original harmonies. www.monadnockfolk.org
7:00 – 8:15 PM, Tuesday, March 3, Town Hall
The Nelson School offers a strings program, which provides them with an instrument, music and reduced price lessons. This program is supported by the Monadnock Folklore Society and is available to every student at the Nelson School. Encourage these young musicians and hear their recital on Thursday February 19th at 6pm, reception to follow.
On Saturday,February 21st, Sam Osherson Nelson resident, will talk about his new novel. The Stethoscope Cure is about a young psychiatrist struggling to work with Veterans in the New York VA hospital during the Vietnam War. Sam will also talk about the virtues of writing (and reading) fiction v. nonfiction and why he chose to write a novel set during in the late 1960s, a tumultuous time in this country. The program will begin at 11am, and is free and open to the public. For more information call 847-3214 or email the email@example.com
The Monadnock Folklore Society
THE RODNEY MILLER TRIO
with David Surrette & Gordon Peery
NELSON TOWN HALL
Friday, February 20 – 8:00 PM
$15/$12(senior, youth, or in advance)
The concert features Rodney Miller on fiddle, David Surette on guitar, mandolin and bouzouki, and Gordon Peery on piano.
Individually these musicians enjoy decades-long reputations as some of the finest contra dance musicians in the country. Their concert in Nelson is a rare opportunity to hear them playing in this trio configuration, and in a concert setting.
Rodney Miller has been at the forefront of traditional New England fiddling since the mid 1970’s. He was one of the first musicians to issue a recording of fiddle tunes. As early as 1983, he was designated a “Master Fiddler” in 1983 by the National Endowment for the Arts. He is widely considered to be the foremost exponent of New England style fiddling, a uniquely American blend of French Canadian and Celtic influences. Over the past 35 years, he has toured the U.S., British Isles, Australia and Denmark, performed and taught at hundreds of music and dance festivals, and recorded over ten fiddle albums.
In 1999, Rodney represented the state of New Hampshire, playing traditional fiddle music at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. He has also appeared on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” performed live with the Twyla Tharp Modern Dance Company, performed at the Lincoln Center in New York, and was recorded on the album Songs and Sounds of the Sea for the National Geographic Society.
In March, 2014 Rodney Miller was appointment by NH Gov. Hassan and the Executive Council as the new Artist Laureate of NH.
David Surette is widely regarded as one of New England’s finest guitarists, His solo albums “Back Roads” and “Trip to Kemper” have helped to establish him as a top player and arranger of Celtic fingerstyle guitar, yet his diverse repertoire also includes original compositions, blues and ragtime, traditional American roots music, and folk music from a variety of traditions, all played with finesse, taste, and virtuosity. He is equally at home on the mandolin and bouzouki, and is well-known as a top-notch accompanist in New England’s contra dance and Celtic music circles, and is also in demand as a studio musician and sideman. He has performed throughout the country at festivals, concerts, coffeehouses and contra dances, and in 1999 toured in Brittany, France. In addition to performing and recording, Surette maintains an active teaching schedule, and is head of the folk department at the Concord (NH) Community Music School.
Gordon Peery began playing piano for contra dances in the late 1970’s, mentored by Bob McQuillen, and influenced by the Cape Breton styling of fiddler Harvey Tolman. However his style quickly evolved to express influence from rock and roll and later, jazz, while style firmly rooted with the solid rhythmic requirements demanded of traditional contra dance pianists. His playing has been variously described as “Barrelhouse Irish”, and having the dramatic qualities of a film score.
From 1985 – 95 Gordon played and toured extensively with the celebrated band, Fresh Fish, which included fiddler Kerry Elkin. In addition to a recording with that band, Gordon has contributed to many recordings, including several from fiddler Skip Gorman.
Cheesecake Sunday Postponed to Feb. 22
Cheesecake and chocolate lovers, you are invited to indulge in a piece (or more) of the finest homemade cheesecake and chocolate at the Nelson Congregational Church on Cheesecake Sunday, Feb. 22, immediately following the worship service. Cheesecake, coffee, and some homemade chocolates will be served starting around 10:30 a.m.
The event is open to all. Samples are free (donations are accepted but not necessary); if you would like to purchase a whole or half cheesecake to take home, please let David Bower know before Friday, 847-9683.
The first hike exploring Spoonwood Pond that was to be held this Saturday has been postponed until March 29th due to the weather forecast for this weekend.
All of the information; time, etc., is the same as it would have been on Saturday – only the date has been changed.
“Join the Nelson Trail Committee for a leisurely walk across the ice of Nubanusit Lake, through the isthmus of Louis Cabot Preserve, across pristine Spoonwood Pond to its 1859 vintage 12′ high x 280′ long dam & spillway and back. Round trip: 4 miles. Total elevation gain: 0 feet. Depending on conditions, bring ice walkers (such as STABILicers or Yaktrax), boots, snowshoes or cross country skis – your choice.
Bring a bag lunch. Hot chocolate will be freely provided.
Meet at Dave Birchenough’s at 162 Nubanusit Road, Nelson at 11 AM. We should be back by 1:30 PM.”