Albany Town Column: Town Christmas party is Dec. 12

By Mary Leavitt and Dorothy Solomon
First, happy day after Thanksgiving! Hope your holiday turned out just fine and you have lots of good memories. Because the selectmen were to meet the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, that meeting was canceled. But life does go on in town and around.
Don't forget the town's Christmas party is Dec. 12. All are invited.

Effingham Town Column: Big doings in little Effingham

By Henry Spencer
This is a big weekend in the social life of Effingham.
For the real early riser on Saturday, the Taylor City Store will be offering coffee and tasty munchies. Should you sleep in a bit, the store will be open until 6:30 p.m., so rushing out the door isn't required. Show up a bit later for lunch offerings: Hot dogs have been mentioned as well as homemade apple crisp. Waiting until 6:25 p.m. to get there might not be the best idea; there may be nothing left.

Lovell Town Column: Girl Scouts holding hunters' breakfast

By Ethel Hurst
I'd like to wish all my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving. As you gather around the table with your family, bless each other and be thankful you're all together.
The Lovell Girls Scout Troop 58 Cadets are holding a Hunters' Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Hall on Smarts Hill Road from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The menu is great, with link sausages, pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, biscuit and gravy, baked beans and coffee and hot coffee. With that to look forward to, I'd pretend I was going hunting just so I could attend. Just kidding; everyone is invited to attend. The price for this feast is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. These scouts will take good care of you. They helped me fill my wood shed, and were they organized. I can't remember how fast they did it but it seemed to get done fast. All monies earned from the breakfast goes to the troop.

Tamworth Town Column: Craft fair season underway

By Ann McGarity

We attended the annual harvest supper at St Andrews in the Valley on Friday and enjoyed a wonderful meal featuring succulent roast pork, accompanied by roasted vegetables and beans, cooked by volunteers, led by Carol Tubman, and served by members of the congregation. Pastor Heidi was on hand to say the benediction. Our table was enlivened by the presence of "Birdman "Dave Eastman, and I was able to ask him a pressing question regarding what to do about a woodpecker that is boring holes in a supporting beam of our house, making it resemble Swiss cheese. The answer: "Not much!"

Freedom Town Column: Church serves up Thanksgiving Day dinner

By Lisa Wheeler
I hope you didn't miss it! Freedom Rings was its usual whopping good time with loads of people out and about and plenty of crafts, food and good times for everyone. Now, it is time to wrap up those special gifts you picked up. I hope you found a thing or two for yourself while you were out.
Preschool story time will be taking place this Wednesday at 10 a.m. so bring your kids, including any story time alumni, for some Thanksgiving fun at the library. The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen for normal hours on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Friends of the Library is hosting world famous storyteller and musician Odds Bodkin on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. Bodkin will be performing a family-friendly show "The Winter Cherries and Other Holiday Tales." This is a show not to be missed, so mark your calendar now. The program is a fundraiser for The Friends of the Library and admission is by donation. Refreshments will be served.
The First Christian Church of Freedom is once again sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner at the town hall at 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the community is welcome, regardless of church affiliation. In the spirit of giving, there will be no charge. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Call Patty Dumas at (603) 539-6484 or Sandy Boyle at (603) 539-7791. Transportation can be arranged, if necessary.