Published Date Written by Suzannah Stokes
This evening there will be special program with Jen Marshall at 7pm at the Library. Come to a book club night at the Library—they will be discussing the controversial "Fifty Shades Of Grey" by E L James trilogy with one of James's book publicists, Jen Marshall from Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, Inc. Jen will be happy to share the inside scoop on how these three novels became the fastest-selling books ever to be published. Jen will also share some funny and interesting stories about life behind the scenes at the world's largest English-language publisher, Random House, Inc." This program is free and open to the public. For more information please call the Library at 383-9731.
Local author and former weather observer on Mount Washington, Eric Pinder, will be at the Library on July 11 at 6:30pm for a special program on what it's like to live and work on the "Home of the World's Worst Weather", and how the experience influenced his writing career. Eric has published numerous books, and lately has been focusing on children's books. His first children's book was Cat in the Clouds, and just this spring Little, Brown and Co. published his newest book for children called If All the Animals Came Inside which is illustrated by the famous children's illustrator and author Marc Brown. Eric will have copies of this book for sale which he will be happy to sign. They would make great gifts for any children in your life.
Jackson Farmers Market now open Saturday mornings
The market is on Saturdays through Columbus Day weekend (although will not take place in case of rain). Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and they have maple syrup, artisan breads, produce, goat cheese, jewelry, textiles, and baked goods. J-Town Deli & Country Store has a little stand to serve folks great coffee to help start their day, with some tasty breakfast breads (even some amazing ginger bread from Old Village Bakery), plus cold lemonade and water to offer folks of all ages.
So, start your Saturday at the Jackson Farmer's Market with great coffee and browse the over twenty vendors ready to make you happy with local art and crafts, baked goodies and fresh produce! I would certainly recommend a visit – last Saturday, I came home with fresh oatmeal bread, blueberry muffins, strawberries, a bracelet and a handmade flower and shell wreath.
Kids, Dream Big! Read!
It's time for the library's Summer Reading Program to start. It will run from July 3 through Aug. 8. Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. during the program, children five and under and their caregivers are welcome to attend story time at the library. There will be stories, songs and crafts. Wednesday afternoons are for grammar school-age children with a different program each week from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. at the library. Children attending the summer program at the school can get permission to be walked from the school to the library by library staff and volunteers, and then picked up by parents at the library at 4:30 p.m. Signup for the program starts this week. This year, former children's librarian Meg Murphy will be running the Summer Reading Program. Meg will have plenty of fun surprises, so be sure to sign up, even if you won't be able to attend every week.
Two Vacant North Country Council Commissioner Appointments
There are two vacant one year Commissioner positions to the governing body of the North Country Council. The role of these appointees is to inform the town about programs and projects of the North Country Council (NCC) and to provide direction to our board and staff of the communities' priorities in the region. The appointees will be asked to attend three quarterly meetings; provide topical information of interest to communities in the region and attend the annual business meeting to vote on the budget and elect officers and executive board of the NCC. Handbooks explaining the Commissioner's roles and responsibilities will be sent once the appointments are made. Use this link for more information about the North Country Council www.nccouncil.org
Work session re building permits and inspector July 12
The Selectmen will be holding a Working Session on July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the town office at 54 Main Street in Jackson regarding the Building Permit Application and the duties of the Building Inspector.
Jackson Women's Sewing Club 2012 Scholarship Winner
Kaitlin Burton is the 2012 winner of the Lewis and Priscilla Bissell Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Jackson Women's Sewing Club. Kaitlin, the daughter of Bob and Karen Burton, has had a distinguished academic and athletic career while at Kennett High School, including first and second place finishes in several ski races.
She has also been very involved in volunteer activities throughout the Valley, including at the Conway Humane Society and Camp Nellie Huckins, a YMCA camp for girls. We all wish her well in her continuing studies in business and engineering.
The Jackson Women's Sewing Club was formed in 1917 and has been awarding scholarships since the 1950s. Almost 70 women enjoyed the club's recent annual luncheon at the Wentworth. Thanks to all who attended and who bought raffle tickets to help raise scholarship funds.