Albany Town Column: Albany seniors get scholarships

Two Albany seniors from Kennett High School received scholarships this year.  Winners of the Lora Johnson Pierce scholarships were Maya Bernier and Emma Hurteau. Congratulations to these two young women and all the graduates!

For those who watch the live stream selectmen’s meetings, the June 28 meeting will start at 4 p.m. to accommodate an engineer from DOT.  Also attending that meeting will be Jeff Hayes, Tom Wagner, a representative from the North Country Council, Rob Nadler and Curtis Coleman. They will be dealing with issues affecting roads and the forest.

At this Wednesday’s meeting, Rob Nadler and Cort Hanson, representing the Albany Conservation Commission, were on hand to deal with several issues connected with the Albany forest/farmland. Selectmen voted to accept $6,024 from the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. This money never comes directly to the town but rather is used for improvements to the Albany Town Forest.

Later Rick Hiland suggested checking to see how much Albany receives from the federal government via the Forest Service. Is the amount correct? These funds are supposed to be used to pay for education costs. He also suggested that Albany check into
getting funds from the Forest Service toward payment for rescue services on the Kanc.

Waldorf School: The school is holding an Early Childhood Mini-Morning on June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.  There will be a puppet show, bread making, circle and story time. Call 447-3168 for further information. It’s time to sign up your student for the summer programs offered by the school. The Child’s Garden class is for ages 2½ to 3½ and the Natural Explorer class for ages 3½ to 6. The Games and Woodland Adventure classes are for ages 6-10. A three-week handwork and crafting camp is for ages 6 and up. The “Lord of the Rings” woodworking and adventures is for ages 8 and up. Jam Along Music Camp is for ages 11 and up. Call (603) 447-3168 for further information and to register.

Gibson Center: Help fund the center and enjoy a meal at the Chef’s Bistro on Wednesday, June 21. The North Conway restaurant will donate 10 percent of its take to the center. Also on June 21, the center will have the activity room open all day for games to work along with the Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day” program.  You can sign up for a time frame and/or donate to this worthy cause. Call (603) 356-3231. On Friday, June 23, from 2 to 10 p.m. the center will travel to the Greek Festival where you can enjoy music, dancing and tours. Meals are on your own. Call to sign up for this trip.

Conway Public Library: Monday, June 19, at 10:15 a.m., the book group will discuss Paula McLain’s “Circling the Sun.” At 5 p.m. there’s Beginning Spanish for Adults and at 6 p.m. Introduction to Russian part II.  Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., it’s Story Time for Twos, and at 6 p.m., the Teen Writing Group meets. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., it’s Story Time for Wee Ones. At 1 p.m., learn about scanning and preserving documents/photos. At 4 p.m., the garden club meets. Thursday at 10:30 a.m., it’s Story Time for Threes and Fours, and at 11 a.m., there’s Yoga for Kids and Caregivers. Friday at 2 p.m., join Read-Aloud and enrichment for middle schoolers.

The North Conway Library is accepting submissions for a new logo. All valley residents are invited to submit their ideas. The contest ends July 14, and the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate thanks to the Valley Original sponsors. The runner-up will receive a $25 gift card. The present logo is a pen and ink drawing of the historic library building. You can update this logo or try something entirely new. Come up with something colorful, brief, outstanding, distinctive … a logo that screams North Country Public Library. Make something that will fit the website, the Twitter account and Facebook. All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on July 14. Please include your name, email and phone number with your submission. For more information, call (603) 356-2961 or go to

Tamworth village holds two fairs in the summer; one in July and one in August. They are looking for craftsmen. For $10 a table rental you have an opportunity to display and sell your goods. Space is limited, so contact the Tamworth selectmen’s office to secure your spot.

Now that motorcycle week is over, things will quiet down a bit. Get out and enjoy the fine weather. Have a great week!