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 Hill Old Home Days to Commemorate 70th Anniversary
                                                                                                             August 2011
On August 20, 2011 the             with the help of the New           band who will offer classic
Town        of    Hill    will     Hampshire State Planning           music from 7 to 10 PM. All             Volume 5 Issue 1
commemorate the 70th               and        Development             musical entertainment and
Anniversary of the moving of       Commission. Construction           dancing        during      the         This newsletter is produced
“Old Hill Village” with an day     started in 1940, and by June       celebration are FREE to the            by SAU 18. Therefore, the
long Old Home Day                  of 1941 the new town hall          public.                                following requirements are
celebration.                       and school were completed,         A parade with the theme                necessary: (1) No political
In February 1937, residents of     along with the streets, water      “Life in the 40s” will step off        advertisements;      (2)    No
Hill Village NH learned that       system, and 30 houses. The         on New Chester Road at 11              articles   fostering     drug,
their village, near the            1941 town meeting was              AM. A full list of events can          alcohol or tobacco usage; (3)
Pemigewasset River, was to         called to order in the old         be found on page 9.                    No derogative statements in
become a flood control             town hall, recessed, and           There is still time to register
                                                                                                             regard to culture, gender, age
reservoir for the Franklin Falls   reconvened in the new              for participation in the
                                                                                                             or sexual orientation. All
dam        project.         To     village.                           parade, road race, craft fair,
                                                                                                             decisions by the editor are
                                                                                                             final. Any submissions for
accommodate                the     To mark this occasion the Old      chili cook-off or other                future issues must be
construction of the Franklin       Home Day Committee has             activities.       For more             received by the 20th of the
Falls Dam, the village of Hill,    planned activities throughout      information and registration           month preceding publication.
NH, was to be relocated. By        the day and evening.               f o r m s ,       g o       t o        Please              e-mail to
January of 1940, the citizens      Daytime entertainment will         or mail
of Hill formed an association,     be provided by Steve Gibbs                                                to Marcia Rollins at 119
purchased land, and began          of Hill with evening music by      Source for info on Old Hill Village:
                                                                                Central Street, Franklin, NH
planning a new model village       Rockerbox, a hometown                                                     03235
                                                                                                             The     Franklin/Hill    School

           Back to School Info for Franklin/Hill Students                                                    Boards are committed to a
                                                                                                             policy of nondiscrimination in
                                                                                                             relation to race, religion, sex,
Schools in SAU 18 will open in      However, due to varied            beginning on August 23 —               age, national origin, sexual
September for the 2011-12           vacation schedules, it is best    the school office number is            orientation and handicap.
school year. Students entering      to call the school office prior   934-2245.
grade 5 at Franklin Middle          to stopping by to register.       Bus schedules will be made
School and grade 9 at Franklin      Paul A. Smith Elementary          available on the school
High School will have an            School: Registering students      district’s      website     at
orientation          day    on      in grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, as soon as
Wednesday, August 31. — they        3 and 4— school office            they       are     available
will not be required to attend      number is 934-4144.               (approximately one week                 Inside this issue:
school on September 1.              Franklin Middle School:           before the beginning of
Franklin students in grades 1-4,    Registering students in           school).
                                                                                                              School News           2-3
6-8 and 10-12 will begin            grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 — Phone      The policy statement and
classes     on     Thursday,        934-5828.                         agreement forms for “free               City/Town News        4-5
September 1.       Kindergarten     Franklin High School:             and reduced meals” will be
students at Paul Smith School       Registering students in           distributed and sent home on            Organizations         6-8
will begin on Tuesday,              grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 —           the first day of school. Those
September 6. All students at        Phone 934-5441.                   students who qualified for              Puzzle Page           9
Jennie Blake School in Hill will    Jennie D. Blake Elementary        “free and reduced” categories
begin classes on Thursday,          School:      Registration for     for 2010-11 shall continue to
September 1.                                                                                                  Wellness Corner       10
                                    students residing in Hill         be qualified until the new
Parents/guardians registering       entering            grades        applications have been
                                                                                                              Community News 11
new students may do so              Kindergarten through 6 may        received and approved by the
during the summer months            be accomplished at the            food service program/school
from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM,                                                                                      Sports                12
                                    school from 9 AM to 3 PM          districts.
Monday through Friday.
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                                          Franklin High School
                 August                   The following letter was sent via regular mail to all seniors with a
                                          Parking Permit Application:
August is the only month without a        Welcome back to FHS! We hope that you are enjoying a terrific summer.
holiday — but, in addition to the great   Student parking permits will be distributed on Friday August 26, 2011
summer weather, here are a few reasons    between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Permits will be distributed on a first come first
to celebrate:                             serve basis. To obtain a permit, students need to be at Franklin High School
August 1 — MTV’s 30th Anniversary         on the above date with a valid drivers license, permit application form
August 2 — Natl Ice Cream Sandwich Day    signed by a parent/guardian, $10.00 cash or money order (no checks will
August 3 — National Watermelon Day        be accepted) and the vehicle registration.
August 4 — Coast Guard Day                The 2011-2012 Student Parking Permit Application is available on the FHS
August 5 — National Waffle Day            page of the SAU 18 website under “Student Forms”. Please note that there
August 6 — Wiggle Your Toes Day           are several changes to the form.
August 7 — Friendship Day
August 8 — Dollar Day                        The number of student parking spots has been reduced.
August 9 — National Rice Pudding Day         All class dues, including senior year must be paid prior to a parking
August 10 — S’Mores Day                          permit being granted.
August 11 — Play in the Sand Day
August 12 — Middle Children’s Day            All student debt must be cleared prior to a parking permit being
August 13 — Internatl Left-Handers Day           issued. This includes debt for lost text books and library books.
August 14 — National Creamsicle Day              Additionally, it includes any debt incurred in the wood shop, for lost
August 15 — National Relaxation Day              athletic uniforms and for any other lost school property for which the
August 16 — Roller Coaster Day                   student is responsible.
August 17 — Archeology Day                If you are not sure you have any debt, please call the high school at 934-
August 18 — Bad Poetry Day                5441 or come in to the high school office. In the event that you owe class
August 19 — Potato Day                    dues or other school debt, you are encouraged to clear this up prior to
August 20 — National Radio Day            August 26.
August 22— Be an Angel Day
August 23 — National Sponge Cake Day      Please note that the student must have a valid drivers license at the time
August 24 — National Peach Pie Day        the permit is granted. Students who do not currently hold a license will not
August 25 — Kiss & Make Up Day            be issued a permit.       Also, if you have a summer job, please make
August 26 — National Dog Day              arrangements with your employer so that you can be present on the
August 28 — Dream Day                     specified date and time.
August 31 — National Trail Mix Day

Franklin Middle School
Many changes are taking place at Franklin Middle School. Walls are getting a fresh coat of “Hurricane Blue” paint, giving
the school a new look. In addition, former BRS Principal Kevin Barbour will be serving as FMS Principal, teamed with last
year’s Assistant Principal Scott Maxner.
The FMS office staff will have some faces familiar to those students who attended Rowell School. Tammy Baker is now
the Administrative Assistant to the Principal and former BRS teacher assistant Christine Dzujna is the Attendance
Secretary. Ellen Husband is the Guidance Secretary, replacing Rhonda Jenkinson.
Teaching assignment changes include: BRS teacher April Demers who will replace Matt Towle as Grade 5 Math; April
Henderson returns at Grade 7 Math, replacing Brett DeBay; Kiersten Taylor will replace Cris Blackstone as Grade 6
Reading teacher and Amanda Greene moves to Grade 7 Reading replacing Ms. Taylor; new teacher Isaac Sargent will
teach Grade 6 Language Arts. BRS Special Ed. Teacher Jill O’Rourke will be the grade 8 Special Ed. teacher and Jennifer
Tuttle will teach grade 6 Special Education.
New custodial staff include day custodian Gil Manning and night custodian Marc Crowell who were formerly at Bessie
Rowell School. Night custodians also include Bruce Locke and Larry Hamilton.
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             Substitute Teachers Needed                                                        August/September
 The Franklin and Hill School Districts are    building at which they are interested in
always in need of qualified substitute         subbing.      Upon completion of the           August 10 — Hill School Board
teachers at all levels.                        interview and approval of the principal,            Meeting—6:30 PM
Candidates must:                               the fingerprinting process will take place     August 15 — Franklin School
                                               (a $54.25 fee is required for this process).        Board Meeting — 7 PM at
Have a high school diploma or GED            Once the fingerprinting results have
  certificate                                  been received, the applicant is placed on
Be available upon short notice               the substitute list — principals and           August 26 — New Teacher
                                               secretaries are thus notified of their              Orientation
Have a working telephone at which            availability.                                  August 29, 30 & 31— Teacher
  they may be easily reached
                                               It is not necessary to be available every           Workshops
It is not necessary to work at all grade       day to substitute teach — i.e., if you are     August 30 — PSS PTO Annual
levels. The substitute may choose those        available only on Tuesdays and
schools at which they feel they will be                                                            Barbecue/Open House
                                               Thursdays, this is indicated on the sub list        4:30-5:30 PM
most comfortable and effective.                and you will only be called on those days.
Application packets (including application                                                    August 31 — Orientation Day for
                                               The current rate for substitute teaching is         Franklin Fifth & Ninth
for employment, W-4 form and I-9 form)
                                               $60 per day.
are available at the SAU 18 office at 119                                                          graders
Central Street.     After completing the       Each school has their own procedure            September 1—First Day of School
packet, the applicant should return it to      regarding orientation/training for
                                                                                                   for all but Grs. K, 5 & 9 in
the SAU office at which time they will be      substitutes and will advise prospective
                                               subs of those procedures during the                 Franklin
given a copy of the completed application
as well as a list of names and phone           interview process.                             September 1 — First day for all
numbers of building principals. It is the      If you have any questions or wish to have           students at JDBS
responsibility of the applicant to schedule    more information, call the SAU office at       September 1 — PSS Kindergarten
a brief interview with the principal at each   934-3108, option 1.                                 Open House
                                                                                              September 2 — PSS Kindergarten
                                                                                                   Open House
Paul Smith School                                                                             September 5 — NO SCHOOL—
                                                                                                   Labor Day
The office and custodial staff at Paul Smith School has been very busy cleaning and
                                                                                              September 6 — First Day of
rearranging the school in preparation for the students’ return on September 1.
                                                                                                   school for PSS kindergarten
Teachers are readying their classrooms as the school gets ready to welcome all
Franklin students grades K through 4 for the 2011-12 school year.
If you live in Franklin and your child will be 5 years old by September 30, 2011, and
you have not yet registered him/her for Kindergarten, please drop by the school. If
you are new to Franklin and have a student entering grades K-4, please call the
school at 934-4144 — School secretary Jan Andrus will let you know what you will
need to bring with you to register your child for the upcoming school year.
Summer letters have been sent home to all students who are currently registered
for the upcoming year. Please return your dismissal and registration forms to the
office as soon as possible so that staff will have accurate information on the first day        Would you like to include
of school.
                                                                                              information about your Club,
The Annual PSS Open House/PTO cookout will be held August 30 from 4:30 to 5:30                  Organization, Business (no
PM. The cost is $1 per person for the cookout — please come to see the school and             advertisements please) in the
say hello to the teachers.                                                                         Three Rivers News?
Kindergarten students will have open house sessions on Thursday, September 1                        Send submissions to
and Friday, September 2. Letters have been sent home with assigned times for
these open houses — please call the school if you have not received yours. The first
day of school for Kindergarten is Tuesday, September 6.                                          By the 20th of the month
First day of school for grades 1-4 is September 1 — school hours are 8:30 AM to 3:15              preceding publication.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer — see you all soon!!
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 What’s Happening in
City/Town Government                                    Franklin City Elections
August 1 -City Council Mtg—7 PM      Here’s your opportunity to be an active part of the City of Franklin by
August 2,9,16,23,30—Hill               running for office. The filing deadline is less than a month away!
  Selectmen’s Meeting—6:30 PM                                    Positions Available:
August 3—Franklin Zoning Board
                                                               Mayor — 2 years
  Mtg 7 PM
August 8—Franklin Heritage              School Board — Ward 1 — one 2-yr position & one 3-yr position
  Comm—6 PM (Library)                           Ward II — one 1-yr position & one 3-yr position
August 9—Franklin Conservation                           Ward III — one 3-yr position
  Comm—7 PM
                                               City Council (all 3-yr positions) — Wards I, II, & III
August 10 — Franklin Planning Bd
  Workshop                                                     Filing Period for Positions
August 10-Hill School Board Mtg—
                                         August 20 to August 30 at Franklin City Hall/City Clerk’s Office
  6:30 PM—JDBS
August 10—Hill Water                           6th Annual Choose Franklin Candidates’ Forum
  Commissioners Mtg—7 PM
                                                             Monday, September 26
August 10 — Hill Parks & Rec
  Committee—6 PM                                     Franklin City Hall/Franklin Opera House
August 15—Franklin School                          Doors Open at 6:30 — Forum Begins at 7 PM
  Board—7 PM—PSS Gym
August 18—Hill Planning Bd Mtg—                                 Franklin City Elections
  7 PM
August 20—August 30 — Filing                                      Tuesday, October 4
  period for City elections — City
  Council, School Board & Mayor
August 24—Franklin Planning
  Board—7 PM
August 25—Hill Library Trustees      Franklin Public Library                         Rob Sargent, Director 934-2911
  Mtg—3 PM

                                     The staff of the Franklin Public Library wish to inform you, our patrons, and all
                                     the residents of Franklin that there are some changes coming soon to the
                                     hours at the Library.
Hill Residents please note:
                                     Beginning on Monday, August 8th, Library hours will be as follows –

 The Hill Town Clerk/Tax                                  Tuesdays – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
     Collector Office
                                                 Wednesday – Saturday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      will be closed on
                                     We sincerely hope that the Library will still be a vital and important part of
     Tuesday, August 9               the lives of the residents of Franklin.

         and will close at           One of our most successful programs, the weekly Tuesday satellite office of
                                     the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, will continue,
           1:30 PM on                changing to Wednesdays between 9 am – 3 pm, starting on August 10.
      Friday, August 19              Please feel free to stop by the Library to ask questions and to pick up a
                                     bookmark with our new schedule on it.
   Volume 5 Issue 1                                                                                                   Page 5

 Franklin Parks & Recreation                                 Krystal Alpers, Director
                                                                                           Franklin/Newfound Area
                                                                                          Healthy Homes Committee
The Fall 2011 Parks & Recreation Program Brochure is now available. You
  may stop by the center on Memorial Street or access the brochure at
                                                            The Franklin Newfound Area Healthy
                                                                                        Homes Committee is happy to have
FALL SPORTS COACHES AND REFEREES NEEDED                                                 received its second small grant from
The Franklin Parks & Recreation Department is in need of volunteer coaches and          the DHHS Asthma Control Program.
referees for their fall sports program (Flag Football, Field Hockey and Soccer). If     This one year grant will be used to
you are interested in coaching or refereeing any of the fall sports, please call 934-   continue planning towards the
2118.                                                                                   implementation of a healthy homes
                                                                                        ‘one touch’ program in the Frankli-
First sessions on most of the following programs begin in early September with
                                                                                        Bristol region. Aside from planning
registration deadlines a week prior to start — please contact Parks & Recreation        and engaging new healthy homes
if interested:                                                                          partners in the Franklin and
                               TODDLER PROGRAMS                                         Newfound region, it will be used to
Toddler Time (Mondays)                        Pre-School Soccer (Saturdays)             provide healthy homes trainings for
                                                                                        professionals in: healthcare, social
Tumbling Tykes (Tuesdays)                     Iddy Biddy Ballet (Tuesdays)
                                                                                        service and nursing home visiting,
                                YOUTH PROGRAMS                                          firepersons, town health officers and
                                                                                        code officials, school nurses and
K-2nd Grade Soccer (Saturdays)                Flag Football (Tues & Thurs)
                                                                                        others who would like to support or
Gr. 3 & 4 Soccer (Mon & Weds)                 Field Hockey Gr 3-6 (Mon & Weds)          partner with us.
Tennis Lessons (Mon & Weds)                   Mini Cheer (ages 4-8)
                                                                                        The FAHHC members include
Senior Cheer (Ages 9-18)                                                                Franklin Hospital, Seufert Law,
                                                                                        Health First Family Care Center,
                               PROGRAMS FOR ALL                                         DHHS/Healthy Homes and Lead
Archery Lessons (Thursdays)                   Model Air Craft Lessons (Weds)            Poisoning Prevention Program,
                                                                                        Department of Safety Fire Marshall’s
Additional programs will be announced at the end of August. Please contact the
                                                                                        Office, Belknap-Merrimack
Parks & Recreation Dept. for a more complete listing with dates & times.                Community Action Program and NH
                                                                                        Save the date — Thursday,
                                                                                        September 1 at 8 AM — when the
      3rd Annual Odell Celebration                                                      committee will present at the
                                                                                        Choose Franklin Meeting at Franklin
                                                                                        City Hall.
           Friday, August 19, at Odell Park
                               2 PM—6 PM                                                Youth Alcohol Prevention
                                                                                        Come to Health First Family Care
                         Fun for the whole family                                       Center and check out the huge
                                                                                        resource rack with prevedntion
                          Field Games: 2—4 PM                                           resources sponsored by DHHS,
          Chicken BBQ from 4—6 PM — $10 Adults/$5                                       Bureau of Drug and Alcohol
                   child/Family of 4 $25.00
                          Live Music — 4—6 PM
                                                                                        Want to get involved with any of the
  BBQ tickets may be purchased in advance at Franklin Parks & Recreation Center         above?      Email Liz Lawrence at
            Tickets will also be available on the day of event at Odell Park   or call 934-
                              For more info, call 934-8343                              0177 ext. 102
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                                                  August TRIP Center Events
                                                                                          GUEST SPEAKERS
July 30                                    WATERMELON DAY
Hazardous Waste Collection                         Wednesday, August 3                 RSVP Pen Pal Program
Day                                           Come on down for a cookout,           Thursday, August 11 at 10:30 AM
                                               followed by watermelon for                     Donna Fanny
August 3                                       dessert. Bring your favorite
                                                                                 Donna will speak to us about the RSVP
Franklin Lassie League                        watermelon dessert recipes to
                                                                                 Pen Pal Program which pairs seniors up
Meeting—6:30 PM at Franklin         share. Please be sure to sign up at the
                                                                                   with elementary school children to
Rec Center                                        TRIP Center.
                                                                                 exchange letters once a month. It helps
August 4                                                                            to build writing and social skills in
                                                POLKA DAY
Choose Franklin Meeting—8                                                                        children.
                                          Tuesday, August 9 at Noon
AM at Franklin Opera House          Come celebrate Polka Day, join us for a       VETERANS’ ADMINISTRATION
August 12                         lunch of kielbasa and listen to the music of      Thursday, August 25 at 10:30 AM
Odell Park Celebration 2-7 PM     Bill Parker and his harmonica. He will play
                                  our favorite old songs and some polkas for       Mary Morin of the VA will speak to us
Games, Chicken BBQ, Live                                                           about the many programs offered by
                                     us to dance to. We will clear space so
Music                                                                            the Veterans Administration to veterans
                                      everyone can kick up their heels and
August 13                                           celebrate.                       or their dependents. She will be
                                                                                  available to answer questions after she
Scott Dimond Motorcycle Run
                                             MYSTERY LUNCH                                        speaks.
at Elks Field in W. Franklin 9
AM—Noon                                 Monday, August 15 at 11 AM                SERVICE LINK RESOURCE CENTER
                                  Once again we’ll be going to our favorite
                                  mystery luncheon. Transportation cost is          Thursday, August 18 at 10:30 AM
                                   $2 and must be paid at time of sign up;        Wayne Blanchard, Long-Term Support
                                   the price of lunch is your responsibility.     Counselor on Medicare, will be at the
          TRIP Center             No refunds will be given. Please sign up         Center to assist you with your needs
                                                 at the Center.                        and support on Medicare.
   On-Going Events
                                            RELAXATION DAY                           Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30 AM
BINGO Tuesdays and                          Monday, August 15                  Anita Oeofke will be present to help you
    Thursdays                                                                           with Medical Advantages.
                                   Kick off your shoes, pour yourself a cold
Café Bienvenue Buffet            drink, grab a good book and prepare to               VNA Blood Pressure Clinic
    every Friday 11 AM—Noon                  relax. You deserve it.
                                                                                          Tuesday, August 23
Take the bus into Concord                                                                   at 10:30 AM
    the second Monday of each
                                            TELL A JOKE DAY
    month to go bowling,              Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30 AM              Health and Wellness Scholarships
    shopping or to an               Bring your favorite joke to share with
                                                                                   There are scholarships available for
    appointment. A donation          everyone. We will have a stand up
                                                                                  health and wellness activities. One of
    of $2 round trip is            comedy half hour. Whoever generates
                                                                                 the activities is the Yoga classes offered
    requested.                    the most laughter will win a prize. Show
                                                                                    by Pam Noyes. The cost is $7 and
                                  us how funny you can be. Please be sure
Line dancing every Monday                                                       classes are open to the public. If you
                                          to sign up at the Center.
    and Friday at 10 AM                                                            need a scholarship see Nancy at the
                                                                                 Center for more information or call 934-
Blood pressure testing the              NATIONAL DOG DAY                               4151 to speak to Nancy.
    fourth Tuesday of each               Friday, August 26 at 10:30 AM
    month at 10:30 AM               Bring a picture of your favorite dog (or
    provided by the Franklin        cat) in by Tuesday, August 23. We will
    VNA.                          display the pictures and have a ballot box               FOXWOODS TRIP
                                    for votes. The winners (cutest dog and
Yoga on Wednesdays at 10
                                   cutest cat) will receive a prize. Please be      Wednesday, September 14
    AM; cost is $7 per session.
                                                 sure to sign up!
Chair exercises Tuesdays                                                           Call the Center for Details
    and Thursdays at 10 AM
           Located in the historic Franklin Opera House — for info/tickets go to:

               August 4 & 5                                         Saturday, September 17

    Franklin Area Children’s Theater presents             Kelley Morris knows exactly who she is as an artist
  “Honk! Jr”, a contemporary re-telling of the            and plans to be the next authentic female blues-
  Hans Christian Anderson class story, The Ugly            belter of her generation. Recently, she’s seen a
    Duckling. Ugly, whose odd gawky looks                 surge in popularity since opening for Sum 41 and
  instantly incite prejudice from his family and            The Offspring. Her band also played second-
   neighbors is separated from the farm and                stage opening for Heart, Melissa Etheridge, Pat
pursued by a hungry cat. Through his rollicking             Benatar, Blondie and The Donnas. The Fallen
  and harrowing journey, kids learn that being              Free features Jennifer Morris on vocals, Dave
   different is okay and that, somewhere out               Coulter on upright and electric bass, Jonathan
there, someone’s gonna love you — warts and                Maccauley on drums and Phil Clayman on the
                        all!!                                                harmonica.

                      Franklin Music Academy Student Recital
                                    Sunday, September 11
 The student of the Franklin Music Academy will be performing their first music recital.
  This is a FREE event. Community Support is essential in providing the importance of
                                   music education.
                Volume 5 Issue 1                                                                                         Page 7

             Filing Period for Franklin City Elections                               You Are Invited to Learn More
                & Candidate's Forum Submissions                                      About Your Community at the
The City of Franklin recently announced this year’s candidacy filing period as          Next Choose Franklin
August 20 to August 30. Citizens interested in running for Mayor, City Council,            Monthly Meeting
and School Board are encouraged to apply at Franklin City Hall, 316 Central
Street in Franklin during the week of August 22nd and by Monday, August              August 4 — "A journey of a thousand
30th at the latest.                                                                  miles begins with a single step."
Following are the current elected officials whose positions will be on the ballot    A journey, an opportunity, a
(three-year terms): Mayor: Kenneth Merrifield (2 year term) Councilors: Ward I -     challenge, and motivation to get
Jerry Audet; Ward II – Jay Bowers; Ward III – Annette Andreozzi; School Board:       moving despite the long road
Ward I – Kathleen Russo (3 yr); Bob Lucas (2 Yr); Ward II – Brian Boynton (3 yr);    ahead. The Mayor's Drug & Alcohol
Donna Gilbreth (1 yr); Ward III – Robert “Al” Warner (3 yr).                         Abuse Task Force is currently in Year
The Choose Franklin organization has had many years of success bringing              One of a five year Drug-Free
candidates together to inform constituents of their thoughts at the annual           Communities Grant (DFC) that has
Candidate’s Forum. All community members are invited to attend this year’s           two major goals: 1) To increase
Candidate’s Forum to hear the views of the candidates running for Mayor, City        collaboration and develop a
Council and School Board. This year, the 6th Annual Candidate’s Forum will be
                                                                                     sustainable community coalition to
held on Monday, September 26th at the Franklin City Hall / Franklin Opera
House at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening for candidate ‘Meet & Greet’ time at 6:30      address substance abuse issues 2)
p.m.                                                                                 To decrease substance abuse in the
                                                                                     community. DFC Project
Any questions regarding the Candidate Forum may be addressed to Liaison
Kathy Pevine at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Choose             Coordinator, Traci Fowler, will
Franklin’s sponsorship is for the sole purpose of public information and does not    present more information about the
support or endorse any individual candidate.                                         five-year grant including strategies,
                                                                                     anticipated outcomes, and the need
Franklin City elections are held the first Tuesday of October making the non-
partisan City election this year on Tuesday, October 4h.                             for a broad base of community
                                                                                     support. Please join the
Voting is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the day of elections. Ward I
residents vote at Thompson Hall; the Ward I area is comprised of all residents in
                                                                                           This meeting will be graciously
West Franklin using nature’s Pemigewasset & Merrimack Rivers as a boundary
                                                                                        sponsored by Judy Tilton Bakery of
line. Some general guidelines for voters at the Franklin City Hall in Ward II are:
                                                                                         Tilton & George Dzujna of Ward I.
boundaries run on the west side of Prospect Street, Central Street to Sanborn
Street, up to Babbit Road and down to the Pemigewasset River. Residents of           September 1st – Franklin Area
Ward III reside within the remainder of the city and vote at the Franklin Middle
School. Residents are encouraged to register to vote either at the polls on          Healthy Homes Committee & CCNTR
Election Day or at Franklin City Hall until the pre-registration deadline of         (Caring Community Network of the
September 19th. Absentee ballots are requested in person or in writing: City         Twin Rivers) will be discussing
Clerk, City of Franklin, 316 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235.                     members, goals and activities. Many
                                                                                     chronic diseases are caused by
For complete voter information, including a map of the Wards, visit the City of
Franklin web site at, click on “Departments” then “City           unhealthy homes and the
Clerk”. Or call Franklin City Hall at 934-3109.                                      Committee's goals are to increase the
                                                                                     awareness of the following in the
                                                                                     home: lead poisoning prevention,
                                                                                     Asthma prevention strategies, radon
                 Franklin Lassie League Meeting                                      in the air and well water in homes,
                                                                                     pests, bugs and       healthier pest
                        Wednesday, August 3                                          management practices, injury
                                                                                     prevention, fire safety and Carbon
                                                                                     Monoxide and other home
         6:30 PM at the Franklin Recreation Center                                   poisoning prevention.
  The Franklin Lassie League is having their first meeting for the 2012 season.          This meeting will be graciously
   They are looking for Board members, coaches and volunteers as they are            sponsored by Big Cat Coffee of Franklin.

                      completely revamping the program.                               Meetings take place at the Franklin
                      For more information, call 674-8390                                   Opera House at 8 AM
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   Contact Information
   State Elected Officials                                    HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY
  Covering Franklin & Hill
                                                                             SATURDAY, JULY 30
Kathy Lauer Rago                                                        8:30 AM—NOON
Rep. Dennis Reed                     The Public Works Garage in Franklin will serve as a collection site                       for a Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
934-3657                            Safely rid your home of environmentally hazardous products such
Rep. David Palfrey                  as oil-based paint, lawn and garden chemicals, fluorescent light
                                              bulbs…. anything marked on the product label:
Sen. Matthew Houde                                “Danger”, “Warning”, “Poison” or “Caution”.                         You may bring up to 10 gallons or 50 lbs.
                                                         For more information call 279-8171

Franklin Public Library                                                                    Rob Sargent, Director 934-2911

A happy August to all the children       Storytime at the Library - Tuesdays       the Library. All shows are free and often
                                         and Thursdays at 9:30 AM. Come and        outside, weather permitting. Monday,
and families of Franklin! Go out and
                                         listen to some wonderful stories from     August 1 at 10:30 am join us at the
enjoy the wonderful activities that
surround us in New Hampshire, but        our large collection of picture books,    Franklin Rec. Center for a show by “Mad
be sure to stop into the Franklin        then make a fun craft project. All ages   Science” – have fun and learn about
Public Library on your travels to pick   are welcome to attend and there is no     science with the “Summertime Rocket
                                         signup needed. The Franklin Public        Show”. Then, on Tuesday, August 9 at
up some books, movies, magazines,
                                         Library welcomes those from other         2:30 pm come to the Library lawn for the
music or to use a computer. Here
are some other fun things to do at       towns and visitors from other places!     music and fun of “The Toe Jam Puppet
the Library this month and next.                                                   Band”.
                                         Wednesday Craft Programs – Each
For children and families, this          Wednesday from June 29 – August           For grownups, Tuesday, August 3
                                         17 there will be a craft program at the   between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM
summer the Franklin Public Library
                                         Library at 12 noon. It is open to         (Wednesdays at 9 am – 3 pm on August
invites your child to sign up for the
2011 National Summer Reading             children of all ages and abilities, and   10 and from then on), representatives
Program. Our theme is "One World         all materials are provided.               from the NH Employment Security are at
– Many Stories”. This program is                                                   the library. They are here to help find
                                         Free Family Movies – Twice a month
sponsored by the Collaborative                                                     work and benefits for those in need of a
                                         through the summer, the Library will
Summer Library Program and by                                                      new or better job during these tough
                                         be showing family movies! The
CHILIS - the Children's Librarians of                                              economic times. Every Saturday between
                                         schedule is as follows –Thursday,
New Hampshire. This year’s theme                                                   1 PM and 4 PM, there is an open Crafts
                                         August 4 at 5:30 pm for “The
was inspired by world cultures and                                                 group that meets in the meeting room.
                                         Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of
all the stories that those cultures                                                Anyone is welcome to attend and bring
                                         the Dawn Treader” and Saturday,
have created. Signup for the                                                       their own craft project to work on.
                                         August 20 at 10:00 am for “Up”.
Summer Reading Club began on             There is no charge for these movies       Call the Library at 934-2911 for more
Monday, June 27 and continues            and popcorn is free too!                  information on these programs. The
through the summer. The Library                                                    Franklin Public Library, is located at 310
                                         Summer Reading Showcase – Starting
has planned events that showcase                                                   Central street in downtown Franklin.
                                         in July and continuing into August,
the joys of summer and reading.
                                         there will be one performer a week at     Rachel Stolworthy, Children’s Librarian
The events are as follows:
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                          Hill Old Home Days — August 20, 2011
                                               Schedule of Events
        5K Road Race Registration —Old Hill Village                                                  7 AM
        Race Starts                                                                                  8 AM
        Food Booths @ Town Common                                                                    8 AM—9 PM
        Parade Line Up—New Chester Rd near Pine Street Island                                        10 AM
        Parade — New Chester Rd to Crescent Street                                                   11 AM
        Welcoming Ceremony @ Skip Wallace Pavilion                                                   Following parade

        Maurice Wheeler Park:
        Family Softball Game                                                                         8—10 AM
        Petting Zoo                                                                                  11 AM—3 PM
        Children’s Games & Face Painting                                                             1—3 PM
        Cow Pie Bingo                                                                                3 PM

        Skip Wallace Pavilion
        People’s Choice Vintage Car Show                                                             Noon—1 PM
        Car Show Awards                                                                              1 PM
        Daytime Entertainment by Steve Gibbs                                                         1—5 PM
        Kids’ Karaoke Hour                                                                           2—3 PM
        Adult Karaoke Hour                                                                           4—5 PM
        Raffle Drawings                                                                              5 PM
        Evening Dance                                                                                7—10 PM

        Near Town Common
        Fire Truck Rides                                                                             1—3 PM
        Fire Extinguisher & Fire Safety Demonstrations                                               1—3 PM
        Village Tours by Hill Historical Society                                                     1—4 PM
        Musical Exhibition Groups                                                                    1—3 PM

        Jennie D Blake School
        Craft Fair in Gymnasium                                                                      9 AM—2 PM
        Chili Cook-Off in Cafeteria                                                                  1 PM
        Chicken BBQ & Pig Roast                                                                      5:30 PM

        Pond Area
        Horseshoe Tournament Registration                                                            2 PM
        Horseshoe Tournament                                                                         2:30 PM
        Fireworks                                                                                    10 PM

This is an UPDATED tentative schedule — the Old Home Day Committee reserves the right to change, add or remove activities as necessary.
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Franklin Savings Bank recently announced plans for the bank's 18th Annual Charity Softball Tournament. This year's
double-elimination tournament will begin on Wednesday, September 14th at Odell Park and, depending on the
number of teams entered, could run through Thursday, September 22.
Last year, the tournament hosted a competition of eleven co-ed teams where Beauchine’s Towing was crowned the
tournament champions after coming out of the loser’s bracket to twice defeat second place winners PatrAngie Mold.
Extreme Auto took home third place honors. Others that put up a good fight for the good cause were: Andover
Swingers, Byron Septic, Delta Dental, Electrisola, Franklin Savings Bank,Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, Ross Express, and Sisti
Law Offices.
Over the past 17 years, the Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament has raised over $39,700 for
organizations throughout central NH. Last year, local food pantries and community kitchens were awarded $3,600 to
help restock shelves and nourish Central NH families in need. Organizations receiving donations from the Tournament
in years prior to last include: the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, local DARE programs, Franklin VNA &
NANA, local Hospice programs, Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish NH, the NH Task Force to Prevent
Child Abuse, the Relay for Life, the American Diabetes Association, Local Food Pantries and Community Kitchens, the
Aaron Robert Risley Memorial Scholarship Fund, Mix 94.1 FM Cash-N-Cans, local animal shelters the MacDonald Family
Scholarship Fund and the Odell Park concession stand rebuilding effort. All proceeds are earned through the $150
(per team) entry fees, concession stand profits, donations, and raffles with items donated by local businesses and
community members.
A significant amount of the charity donation comes from the annual raffle. Donations of items and gift certificates from
community individuals and businesses are more than welcome and are currently being collected. In exchange for the
donation, FSB will provide public recognition for donations.
Team registration deadline is Friday, August 12. Co-ed teams with teammates ages 13 and older interested in
participating are welcome to inquire about registration with Franklin Savings Bank’s Co-Chairpersons, Cheri Caruso or
Gail Smith, at 934-4445 or by e-mail at
More information and tournament updates will be posted at the bank’s web site at and on the FSB
Facebook page at You can also follow the Franklin Savings Bank Charity
Softball Tournament on Twitter at

Wellness Corner —                                                      3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk Benefitting
                                                                          LRGHealthcare’s Breast Cancer
Looking to Lead a Healthier Life?
Better Choices, Better Health is a six week workshop for                      Awareness Initiatives
those managing an ongoing health concern or for families/        Join Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton on Saturday,
caregivers of those with a chronic health concern. Looking       September 24 their 3rd annual 5K run/walk benefitting
for ways to manage fatigue, pain and stress? Need                breast cancer initiatives locally. The 5K run/walk is for
motivation to take steps to better your4 health? Workshop        participants of all ages. Cost of $20 per person and
topics include healthy eating, physical activity,                includes a goody bag filled with all sorts of coupons and
communication, relaxation techniques and planning for the        prizes and a free t-shirt to the first 600 registrants. To
future. Participants set weekly action plans helping to build    register, visit the Tanger Outlet Management office or
confidence in being able to manage health concerns and to        visit For more information,
work toward success? This class was designed by Stanford         contact Melissa Rizzo at 934-2060 ext. 8369.
University and has proven outcomes that participants have
long term better self management skills and healthier lives!              HEAL Coalition Receives Award
LRGHealthcare invites you to take part in this FREE program      At their Annual Board of Directors event, the Lakes Region
on Tuesday evenings from 6—8:30 PM at Franklin Regional          Planning Commission presented The Greater Franklin
Hospital beginning on Tuesday, September 20 and                  HEAL Coalition with an award for “Leadership and
continuing for 6 weeks. Donations are gladly accepted to         Commitment to Service in Actively Promoting Individuals
help with the cost of the program but are by no means            and Environmental Health in the Lakes Region.
required. For more information or to register, please call 934   Congratulations to ALL of the coalition partners and thank
-2060 ext. 8369 or e-mail Melissa Rizzo at       you for all you do to make the Franklin-Bristol Region a
                                                                 healthier and safer region.
                                                                 For more information on HEAL, contact Liz Lawrence at
                                                                 llawrence or Melissa Rizzo at
Volume 5 Issue 1                                                                                                    Page 11

                                                                                   INDEPENDENCE ANNOUNCES NEW
                      GOLDEN SPIKE CEREMONY                                            NAME AND NEW WEBSITE
                     The Official Opening of the Northern Rail
                          Trail—The Longest Rail Trail in                          The Board of Directors of Independence
                                                                                   Financial Advisors have announced the
                                  New Hampshire
                                                                                   launch of a new online presence at
                            Sunday, July 31                               to complement their
                                                                                   new name.         Formerly known as
                              11 AM—1 PM                                           Independence Trust Company, the new
                                                                                   Independence Financial Advisors LLC
                                   Danbury                                         name now accurately represents the
                 For more information visit                           company’s complete financial expertise
                                                                                   and product offerings, including
                                                                                   Investment Management, Brokerage
                                                                                   and Insurance.
        HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY HAPPENINGS…                                            “Our new website is a great change
                                                                                   from traditional financial sites.  It’s
The library’s Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories”, is under          actually an online knowledge center
way, but there’s still time to come along on our adventure! Pack a lunch and
                                                                                   packed with resources for clients and
join us for stories by the pond, followed by fun activities:
                                                                                   the community,” stated Michael
8/03 11:00 AM: Brown Bag Story Time- “Games Around the World”
                     International game day                                        Ventura, Independence Financial
8/04 11:00 AM: Brown Bag Story Time- “Diary of a Wombat”                           Advisors President and CEO.
                    Boomerang craft                                                The new site incorporates bold colors
8/10 12:00 PM: Brown Bag Story Time- “Mice and Beans”, “Mañana,                    and a completely new, lifestyle-based
                    Iguana”                                                        navigation. Visitors can browse financial
                    Mexican crafts- paper flowers, maracas, paper “serape”
                                                                                   solutions for every stage of life, see a
8/11 12:00 PM: Mexican Fiesta!!- food; music & dance by Mariachi singer,           schedule of upcoming seminars to
                    Veronica Robles; games, End of SRP awards/prizes               which they can RSVP online, watch
                                                                                   timely market commentary videos, and
SUMMER MOVIE MATINEE--Every Friday at 1 PM, July 8~August 12- global
films & fresh popcorn!                                                             more.
                                                                                   The approved charter change from a
                    The Friends of Hill Public Library                             non-depository trust company to a
                    announces an Old Home Day event                                Registered Investment Advisory firm was
                   sure to be a steaming heap of fun…                              complete in June. Operationally, very
                                                                                   little will change due to the name
                      COW PIE BINGO!                                               change.       Employees, products and
                 August 20, 2011 ~ 3:00 PM                                         services, telephone numbers and office
                                                                                   locations will not change.
              Maurice P. Wheeler Park ~ Hill, NH
                                                                                   Independence Financial Advisors, a
             Every $5 ticket is a chance to win $500*                              Franklin Savings Bank Company, has
        Tickets are available through the Hill Public Library,                     been providing insurance and financial
            the Hill Village Store, & “Friends” members.                           planning services to the central and
                For more info, please call 934-9712.                               lakes region of New Hampshire since
                                                                                   1995. Independence Financial Advisors
                        *Top prize is $500 or 25% of take.                         can be reached at 603.934.0400 or
     Official rules are available at the library or at   1.800.821.1776 or online at www.ifa-
Aug/September FHS Sports
August 30 — Field Hockey—Away                          FHS Spring Sports Recognitions
August 30- — Soccer—Away
September 1 — Field Hockey—Away             Congratulations to the following FHS        Tyler Mansfield — 2nd Place High
September 2—Soccer—Home                     students who received recognition           Jump
September 3—V Football — Away               for their participation in spring sports:   Abby Kaplan — 3rd Place Shot Put
September 6 — JV Football—Home
                                            Baseball                                    Jon Adams — 5th Place Pole Vault
September 6 — Golf—Home
September 6 — Soccer—Away                   Brian Pickowicz—2nd Team All State          Brittney Limoge — 5th Place Discus
September 7 — Golf—Away                     Division III                                Kaley Shepard — 6th Place 300m
September 7 — Volleyball—Away                                                           Hurdles
September 7—Field Hockey—Home               Softball                                    Joey Yonaitis — 11th Place Pole
September 9— Volleyball—Away
                                            Kate Laliberte — 1st Team All State
September 9 — Field Hockey—Away
                                            Division III                                Track Records Set/Broken—2011
September 10 — V. Football—Home
                                            Liz Pellerin — Honorable Mention All        Season:
September 12— Golf—Away
September 12 — Volleyball—Home              State Division III                          Girls Pole Vault — Jenn Daniel 7’ 6”
September 13—Field Hockey—Home              Ashley Corson — Honorable Mention           Boys 4x800m Relay — Brandon
September 13 — Soccer—Away                  All State Division III                      Butterworth, Korey Parent, Tyler
September 14 — Golf—Away
                                            Candyce Thibeault selected to               Sanborn, Duston Droney
September 15—Field Hockey—Home              represent Division III in the Senior All
September 15 — Soccer—Away                  Star Game                                   Golden Triangle Award (12 seasons of
September 17 — V. Football—Home                                                         sports for FHS career):
September 19 — Golf—Home                                                                Miranda Ball
                                            Track and Field
September 19 — Volleyball—Home
September 19 —Field Hockey-Away             Division III Championship:                  Robbie Briggs
September 19—Soccer—Home                    Mike McLean — 2nd Place Shot Put            Jen Daniel
September 21— Golf—Home                                                                 Candyce Thibeault
September 21 — Volleyball—Home
September 21—Soccer—Home
September 22 — Golf—Away
September 22 — Volleyball—Away
September 23— JV Soccer—Home
                                                 Second Annual Scott G. Dimond Motorcycle Run
    Homecoming — 9/24
September 24— V. Soccer—Home at 9                                               August 13
September 24 — Volleyball—Home at
                                                                      Registration begins at 7:30 AM
      11 AM
September 24—Field Hockey—Home                                              Ride begins at 9 AM
      at 12:30 PM
                                                                   $25/bike, $35/bike with a passenger
September 24 — V. Football—Home
      at 3 PM                                               Barbecue, raffles, music and more after the ride
September 26 — Golf—Away
September 26 — Volleyball—Away              The 2nd annual Scott Dimond Scholarship Motorcycle Run takes place Saturday
September 26 — Soccer—Away                   August 13 from 9am-Noon at the Elks Field, in West Franklin, next to the Armory.
September 27—Field Hockey—Home
                                            The Scott Dimond Scholarship Fund has been established in the memory of Scott
September 28 — Golf—Away
                                              G. Dimond, a man who served & protected his community for 18 years in law
September 28 — Volleyball—Home
                                             enforcement. After retirement he continued to serve our country as a member
September 29 — Golf—Away
                                            of the National Guard 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Mountain Division.
September 29 — Field Hockey-Away
                                                         Scott lost his life serving with his Division in Afghanistan.
September 29— Soccer—Away
 For specific times and locations, go to:    The proceeds from this ride help to fund a scholarship that bears his name and                               assists local youths to further their education.

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