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Monadnock at Home  
Monadnock Nature Almanac-February  

Music on Norway Pond 

Norway Pond Junior Minstrels  

Tai Chi Classes
Yoga for Health-Margaret Gurney  
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Friends of the Hancock Town Library

Membership Reminder

It's spring and time to renew your annual membership in the Friends of the Hancock Town Library. Our spring membership drive and the summer book sale are the two main fund-raisers that allow the Friends to afford financial support to our library. Your membership helps to provide adult programs, children's programs, DVDs, computer equipment and tech support, museum passes - all of this and more. If you don't receive a membership letter in the mail, you can always just stop by the library desk. It's only $5 per person, $10 per family.

Please help keep the heart of our town beating!

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April is Poetry Month

Saturday, April 26
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Library Daniels Room

All are welcome to join in at a Poetry Sharing. This event will feature Chaz Beaulieu with his poems and flute! Everyone is invited to bring a poem or two to share. This will be our 5th annual poetry sharing. It is hosted by “Three or More Poets” - Jeanne Bartlett of Deering, Joan Weddle of Amherst and Melody Zahn Russell.

If you have questions, please call 525.4103.

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Photo: Ice Out Committee 2014

The Norway Pond Ice Out Contest has a winner! The ice went out under the "Little Church on the Pond" on Wednesday, April 16 at 1:54 PM. The ticket-holder with the closest time was 8 year-old Riley Grise of New Canaan, CT with a time of 1:46 PM. Riley is the granddaughter of Josie and Dick Warner and will soon be the recipient of a check for $801.20! Congratulations to Riley and thanks to all who supported this fund-raiser for the maintenance of the Vestry and Meetinghouse. See you again next year!

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Hancock Elementary
Earth Day 2014

In honor of Earth Day, April 22 2014, the Hancock Elementary School is working at recycling some items that aren’t normally recycled/upcycled. After collection, Terracycle takes these wastes and recycles or upcycles them by turning them into usable products. This year we will be accepting any of the products below at the Hancock Recycling Center throughout April.
  • Colgate Toothpaste tubes, caps, toothbrushes, floss containers
  • Carpi Sun and Honest Kids juice pouches
  • Gogo squeeze containers
  • Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches
  • Frito Lay brand bags including Lays, Ruffles, Sun Chips, Cheetos, Funyuns, Crisps, etc.
  • Plastic Diaper Packaging, wipe packaging, and outer plastic packaging
  • Scotch Tape Dispensers

Please join HES as we make a difference! Bring these products down to the bin at the Hancock Recycling Center this month! More info can be found at Terracycle.

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    All programs and activities offered by The Grapevine
are available to all Hancock residents.
(See also Hancock Happenings)

  • Free Tax Prep-IRS-certified tax preparer Larry Schwartz is providing free tax preparation at The Grapevine on Mondays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. through April 14. All returns will be filed electronically. Call The Grapevine now at 588.2620 for your appointment.

  • Eat Out for The Grapevine in March! Four generous local restaurants are once again donating 20% of their gross receipts on their “Eat Out”
    • Rick and Diane's-All day Friday, March 7
    • The Common Place-Sunday Breakfast 7:00 to 11:00 a.m., March 16
    • The Hancock Inn-Sunday Dinner, March 23
    • Fiddleheads-All day Thursday, March 27
    • Please support The Grapevine by bringing your family and friends to these fine local eateries and enjoying a meal

  • Teen Tech Tutors-Spend a few hours with those world-renowned experts of modern technology: Teens. Bring your questions along with your gadgets and join local teens for “tech tutoring” at the James A. Tuttle Library in Antrim. Sessions will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and each week will address a different aspect of digital technology.
    • March 1-Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • March 8-Laptop Use
    • March 15-Smartphone Use
    • March 22-Digital Potpourri

      Teen Tech Tutors is hosted by Avenue A Teen Center, the Antrim-Bennington Lion's Club, and Antrim Library Trustees. Adults interested in a session or teens who would like to be a tutor may email avenueateencenter@gmail.com or contacgt Maddie at 588.3334 or for more information.
    • For more details on these and other program, visit The Grapevine

    • The Grapevine Events Calendar

    For more information, more programs and to register
    for any program, call 588.2620
    4 Aiken Street, Antrim, NH
    Visit The Grapevine

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    Friday, April 25
    10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
    Jaffrey Civic Center

    With the arrival of spring, many of us are motivated to clean and organize our homes, but figuring out how to organize, or just what to do with all of that “stuff” we accumulate can be overwhelming. Monadnock at Home has invited Richard and Donna Barbalato of “Bee Organized” to lead a program designed to give us tips and strategies to help us de-clutter and get organized. This program is free and open to ALL (MaH members and non-members).

    Let us know you will be attending by Monday, April 21,
    by calling 371.0809.

    Monadnock at Home is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership
    organization, helping seniors live independently at home.

    For more information about Monadnock at Home membership
    and upcoming events, call Cindy Bowen, Executive Director
    at 371.0809 or Sandra Faber, Local Coordinator at 525.3376.

    Visit our website for more programs: www.monadnockathome.org
    or follow us on Facebook.

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    Hancock Astrology Study Group-Monday,
    April 7, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and again on Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
    Birth charts are printed for you, free upon request. Please have birth data: date, time and place of birth. Discussions this month on Spring Equinox as the Sun enters Aries, April Grand Cross, April Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse. Everyone is welcome. No prerequisites. All materials are supplied

    Now taking registrations for: SomaEnergetics Phase 1 Sound Therapy Course: Energy Vitality Technique - April 5 and 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Course taught by Arlene Smith, Certified Sound Therapy Master Teacher and Body Therapy. FFor further information contact: Arlene Smith, 603.933.3294. Register now - only two spaces left!

    Affordable healing and relaxing sessions: For an appointment with specialized therapists call: 603.933.3294 Arlene Smith

    For appointments and information on all programs,
    please call 603.933.3294
    or email: healthnurturer@gmail.com

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    Junior Mints is open to 24 boys and girls between ages 6 and 13. Their wide age-range makes them unique among children's choruses, bringing satisfying and surprising depth to their performances.

    There are no auditions for Junior Mints. The spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to returning members. (Last spring, we had 16 boys and 8 girls, a most unusual boy-to-girl ratio!) Parents are asked to pre-screen their kids to make sure they match pitch (sing in tune) fairly well. Younger children should also have good attention spans. The rehearsals are intense, energetic and very focused.
    In the spring, they reconvene and put on a musical production. Using the singing skills learned during the fall session. Says Simpson,

       These shows have awed the
       audience, many of whom are
       not even related to the kids.
       People come because the
       shows have become legendary
       must-sees in the region!

    Contact Jody Hill Simpson
    at jhspals@aol.com
    or 603.525.9303
    to find out more about
    the Junior Mints.

    For information visit our website www.musiconnorwaypond.org

    Junior Mints - 1776

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    Thursday, April 24
    5:30 p.m. - Vestry

    Hosts: Divine Mercy Parish

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    Thursday, April 24
    6:00 p.m. - Vestry

    We are a group of women who gather quarterly to hear three short presentations from members on local nonprofits in need. Members vote and the group makes a collective donation directly to the local nonprofit chosen. Hosts for the April meeting are Mary Lou O'Neil, Karen Dudra and Chris Selmer.

    Guests are welcome to attend and need not RSVP. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

    More information on our website at 100 Women Who Care .

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    Norway Hill Orchard Cleanup

    Saturday, April 26
    9:00 a.m. at the stand

    Rain date Sunday, April 27
    For more information,
    call Peg McLeod 525.4912

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    Hancock Youth Baseball
    Baseball 2014

    (Not sponosred by
    ConVal School District)

    Dear Hancock Baseball families,

    As of today, March 31st, we only have a few kids signed up for T-Ball (ages 5-6) and Rookies (ages 7-8). If you are interested in signing up, please call or email as soon as possible so we can have a baseball team for our kids. You can leave a message on my home phone 525.9345, or send an email to

    We are also looking for coaches/parents to help out. If you are available to help please let me know.

    Thank you!
    Kary Shumway,
    Cal Ripken Baseball Town Rep

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    Mary Cornog

    March 29
    to May 8
    Daniels Room

    Pomegranate, Pear, Apple
    16" x 20" acrylic on canvas
    Saturday, March 29
    2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    16" x 20" acrylic on paper

    For a larger view of Mary's paintings, please click here
    Mary employs a variety of techniques and paints in a range of styles, from realistic to abstract. The results are inflected with idiosyncrasies of emotion, design, color, shape, and form, and often imply a subtly wry or humorous comment. No matter what subject, style, technique, or attitude she chooses, she takes great pleasure in the challenge and execution of the creative process. Her recent works include two multimedia series. She also takes subjects from her studies of Ancient Greece, from her love of animals and nature, and from wherever else she finds inspiration. Mary has studied most recently with Frankie Brackley Tolman, whom she considers a mentor. For more information, you may download the April issue of Hancock Happenings

    Art exhibits at the Library can be viewed during regular hours
    Monday & Wednesday: 2-6
    Tuesday & Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 10-4

    Since the Daniels Room is sometimes reserved
    for community meetings, it is always best to call
    the Library at 525.4411 before attending an exhibit.

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    Tai Chi
    and Health

    Start date April 2
    • (STCA) “Seated” form (Core Movements)
      Start Date Wednesday, April 2, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    • (TCA1-1) “Standing” form (Section One – Part One:
      Core Movements)– Start Date Wednesday, April 2,
      from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
    • (TCA1-2) “Standing” form (Section Two – Part One: Extended Movements)–Start Date Wednesday May 21, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
      AND participant must have completed TCA1- 1 program
    • Cost is $30 per participant for each class. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes with flat soles, e.g. sneakers.
    • The Arthritis Foundation of USA, UK and Australia support this program. To register or for more information, please call 603.716.0798

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    Sharpie and Merlin
    April 30
    7:00 p.m.

    Hancock Library

    Conservation Through Observation
    Speaker: Henry Walters, NH Audubon
    Details here

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    The Hancock Woman's Club annual $1,000 scholarship is once again being offered to an adult Hancock woman. To qualify,
    • An applicant must be an adult woman in mid-career, or an adult woman who plans to either begin, change or return to a career after years of family rearing or other responsibilities.
    • The applicant must be a current Hancock resident who has lived here for two-plus years.
    • She must provide official confirmation of acceptance or of enrollment at an accredited school, such as a college, university, technical or other training school.

    To obtain an application form, please write to the Hancock Woman's Club, PO Box 366, Hancock, NH 03449, or call Eleanor Falcon at 525.4650. Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2014.

    In early August, applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee's choice, and, with the recipient's permission, her name will be announced publicly

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       March 2014 Monadnock Nature Almanac
    available for download here
    (353 KB)
    To ask to receive the Almanac in your inbox, please email Chuck

    A "natural history
    bulletin board"

        A new natural history resource for the Monadnock region, the Monadnock Nature Almanac features postings of strictly natural history related sightings, observations and comments submitted by the general public, teachers, students, researchers, and professional and amateur naturalists.

        The email publication seeks to provide a natural history ”bulletin board” for the region. In addition to the natural history related postings, it also features a calendar of regional events, a listing of regional conservation and educational organizations, a Monadnock Skies component and a wealth of resources and reference material for both the educator and the general naturalist.

    To subscribe to the free monthly email publication, to
    contribute your observations, or for additional information,
    contact the Almanac editor Chuck Schmidt
    at brimstone108@myfairpoint.net or 603.525.9369.
    (All e-mail addresses are secured
    and held strictly confidential)

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    From the Library
    Amy Markus, Hancock Library Director

    From the Children's Room…
    Rennie Timm, Children’s Librarian

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    Board Meetings
    Scheduled as needed

    Photo courtesy of
    Richard Monahon

    Private Parties

    Jack Bose: 781-320-2616

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