Just a reminder that the hours for meetings at the town hall have been changed a little. Beginning in April, the town clerk/tax collector’s office will be open on Mondays, 9 to 11 a.m. and the first and third Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. The board of selectmen will meet the first and third Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. This is an hour earlier so please heed the new change.
Again this year, the Eaton Conservation Commission has funds available to pay part of the cost for Eaton children between the ages of 4 and 16 to attend Tin Mountain Conservation Center summer camps. If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, contact Judy Fowler at (603) 447-5635 before May 10. The Tin Mountain camp brochures are available on the bookcase by the door near the post office.
I’m feeling really good about spring, aren’t you? Flowers are pushing up near the houses, the snow is rapidly melting, and the temperatures have been nice. Have faith, everyone, spring is coming. The snowbanks are way down and the air is clear.
The Inn at Crystal Lake in Eaton will close on Sunday, April 21, for two weeks to give Tim and Bobby time off to visit family. They will be open on Saturday, April 20. Then the Inn will reopen on Wednesday, May 8. The last opera dinner at the Inn at Crystal Lake will be the gala season finale on Thursday, May 16, an evening of arias, duets and show tunes with help from past opera dinner guests soprano Mary Bastoni, mezzo-soprano Vanessa Schukis and pianist Cassandra Marsh. This is always a very entertaining event so sign up soon by calling (603) 447-2120.
Also, the Palmer House Pub at the Inn at Crystal Lake will have one more movie, this Wednesday, April 17, featuring “RBG,” a documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Again, to the inn, thanks for all the interesting and entertaining movies.
The 19th annual Valley Pride Day Community Litter Cleanup Day is Saturday, May 4. Register for Eaton at the Inn at Crystal Lake parking lot between 8:30 and 10 a.m. to receive trash bags, gloves, and road assignments. This is right when Tim and Bobby are on vacation, so please bring some coffee or snacks.
This is the first time that the Inn at Crystal Lake has not been open to give people coffee and muffins. The main celebration is from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in North Conway with food, music, prizes, water park and more. Enjoy Ben & Jerry’s, Flatbread Pizza, Home Depot Play Station Educational and Information Centers, too. This is our way to clean up our own roads and make our town more beautiful and pristine. Let’s see a lot of participation in Eaton.
The Eaton Village Store counter will be closed from Sunday, May 5, until Friday, May 10, and they will reopen on Saturday, May 11. The Eaton Post Office will have normal post office hours during this time. Have you tried the smoked pulled pork and the delicious soups they serve most days? Everything is fabulous, so come down to visit me and have a great meal, too.
Many of us in town are very worried about all the accidents at our four corners intersection. Just last week two cars ran into each other. I know the speed limit is 30 mph, but that doesn’t mean all people abide by this. Twice Peggy Wescott’s house on the corner has been run into, once quite literally. Townspeople are nervous about walking their dogs around the corner. Talk to anyone who lives around there and all who go into and out of the Eaton Village Store when the drivers are going over 50 mph through town.
I think it’s time for the townspeople to get up in arms to protect our neighbors and the poor people who just happen to be in the road at the time. What do we need? I don’t know, but it is time we all started talking about it. Let me know at the Eaton Village Store if you want to help out. I’m just getting the idea out there because it seems that the only way anything will be done is if there is a loss of life. Whose? My friends? Your friends? Anyone? Talk to me, people.
Nancy E. Williams can be contacted at (603) 447-5635.