Tamworth Town Column: Welcome to a glorious summer in Tamworth | City columns
Unlike 2020, this summer already promises a ‘return to normal’ in many ways, a return to the Tamworth Music, Theatrical and Outdoor Recreation Festival.
Kimball Packard News at The Farmstand in Chocorua: “Farmstand’s ‘Feel the Barn’ concert series returns on July 18. Your ticket will allow you to enter the park, but if for some reason you are not vaxed and feel uncomfortable sitting in the barn, you can get away socially in the yard or on the lawn. We will have an awning for inclement weather. The season opens with the legendary Chris Smither on July 18, American master mentalist Jon Stetson on August 8, folk rock hero Jon Pousette Dart on September 12 and local favorite Alana MacDonald on September 19. Other tickets already available include the Soggy Poboys, a group of 7-piece New Orleans-style jazz on August 1, comedian Mike McDonald on July 25, Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton on August 15 (blues guitar virtuoso who cooks a pot of gumbo on stage to keep everyone world eats after the show) and New Orleans’ most charismatic artist, Glen David Andrews, on August 22. Tickets can be purchased on the site thefarmstand.net/thebarn.
The Letarte family of White Gates Farm (white-gates-farm.square.site) is another privately held company that offers great food and an event venue. Heather Letarte said, “The weather at pizza night seems to be nice this week. Friday evening, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., we’ll be open with the great sounds of local musical magician, Doug Hazard. Come and listen to his tunes while nibbling a pizza, always made with love. Swing on the backyard swing, enjoy the view and breathe in the clean, fresh air. We have a bathroom on site. BYOB, we have seltzer water for sale for $ 1. We also have Annabelle pint ice cream for sale. Bring a cooler if you want to buy and bring back pork, beef and chicken from our stand on the farm. Reserve your schedule and pizzas by clicking on the link below, or by calling (603) 662-7556 and talking to me, Heather. We hope to see you. I like to have all orders before 3pm on Friday if possible.
If you are a new resident of Tamworth and want to participate in local activities and meet people, help is close at hand. Cook Memorial Library invites all of Tamworth’s new neighbors, not-so-new citizens, and anyone hoping to meet and greet new and old friends to come together for an afternoon of welcoming and connecting at the library on Saturday June 19 , 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the library at 93 Main Street in Tamworth Village. This expo-style event will allow Tamworth residents to gather information about the city’s services, organizations and activities, ask questions, meet other people and experience the rich opportunities that come with living in Tamworth. . Helpful neighbors eager to share their knowledge and materials will be seated at tables in front of and behind the library. Participants will learn about what is happening in city administration, city services, environmental groups, health, history, children, the arts, church and more. The rain date will be Saturday June 26th.
Here is a list of the organizations that will be present at Welcome Day: Arts Council of Tamworth, The Barnstormers Theater, Carroll County Adult Education, Carroll County Altrusa, Chocorua ArtWorks, Chocorua Lake Conservancy, Chocorua Public Library, The Community School, Friends of Cook Memorial Library , Green Mountain Conservation Group, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, ServiceLink, Tamworth Community Nurse Association, Tamworth Congregational Church, Tamworth Economic Development Commission, Tamworth Foundation, Tamworth Outing Club, Tamworth Recycling Project and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes White Mountain Community Health Center This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to find out what is available in our amazing city and to meet new people and feel welcome.
Since the spring of last year and throughout the pandemic, the Mug Club, an outreach effort by the Chocorua community church, has kept residents connected, first through zoom meetings and then through masked in-person meetings at Runnells Hall which continued uninterrupted until recently. Morning meetings, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., resumed in the church’s comfortable, newly carpeted meeting room. Erica Boynton, director of the church serves coffee and cookies daily, and we meet in a comfortable setting to chat and relax.
One of my favorite summer activities is “Concerts by the River” which will resume on June 27th behind The Other Store in Tamworth Village on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. The schedule includes June 27, The Bakery Band (sponsor: Sunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery, Betsy Loughran); July 4, Dennis and Davey; July 1, Mike Sakash Jazz Sax Duo; July 18, Cormac McCarthy; July 25, Cindy Duchin Duo; August 1, Swamp Dog and Shine It On; August 8, Rafe Matregrano and Chimera; August 15, Mango Groove Steel Band. The attractions include a shaded lawn, a spacious terrace, ice creams. Children and dogs are welcome. The suggested donation is $ 3 to $ 5. The season sponsors are Jerry Knirk and Cam Spence; Wyatt Berrier, your local professional real estate concert sponsors: Jim Alt, John and Erica Banderob; Anne and Paul Chant; Jim and Maureen Diamond; Laura Hodgman; Paul Roi; Betsy Loughran; Valérie May; Reserve ; Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm; Gabriele Wallace; Sunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery; Tamworth Farmers Market. Thank you to all the musicians, sponsors and the team at The Other Store for making these wonderful concerts possible.
The Barnstormers were out of the summer of last year due to COVID-related concerns, but return in July to a specially constructed stage outside the nearby history center. Performances are “Our Town” (Thornton Wilder) July 27-31; “Far from Canterbury” (Danny K. Bernstein) August 11-21; “Popcorn Falls” from August 31 to September 4. Go to The Barnstormers’ excellent website, filled with photos and information on barnstormerstheatre.org.
The annual summer art exhibition at Runnells Hall in collaboration with Chocorua Days is scheduled from July 30 to August 1. Come to the festivities and celebrate art, history and a vibrant community. If you want to show off your work, you can find the app at chocoruaartworks.com. For more information call (603) 323-8041, visit 132 White Mountain Highway (Route 16), email: [email protected] or go to facebook.com/chocoruaartworks.
On Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, join Chocorua Lake Conservancy’s Director of Stewardship Lynne Flaccus for a “Wanderlands Wander” to explore the edges of the wetlands of the Bowditch Runnells State Forest along from the Chocorua River north of Scott Road in search of the unusual plants and animals that make their home in this diverse wetland habitat. Unusual plants grow here, and amphibians, snakes and a plethora of insects live and grow in and around the water. Please wear tall boots if you can, or other appropriate attire to get wet, and be prepared to deal with bugs, and pack a snack and water. Meet at the first bridge you come to after taking Scott Road from Highway 16. Parking is limited and will be along the road. Please email [email protected] with your phone number to let Lynn and Juno know you are coming so you can be notified of any changes.
City offices are open for in-person visits. On Tuesday, the pain of paying taxes was eased by the fact that the masks were no longer needed and we could see the smiling faces of city officials, Libby and Kim, and elected politician Melanie Streeter. I would like to thank all City Hall employees for their dedication and efforts to ensure everyone’s safety during the pandemic through the use of an outside locked box and responding to phone messages.
Lianne Prentice, Director of the Community School thanks everyone who donated to the school through the NH Gives portal. Donations can be made on the school’s website.
From an article posted on the Tamworth Exchange by a concerned neighbor: “Zemmy Fulham, 15, of Tamworth, was in a catastrophic car crash on Bunker Hill Road and had to be airlifted to Dartmouth with injuries horrible. The good news is that the many surgeries went well and she was recently transferred to Boston for rehab. As you can imagine, the expenses incurred by the family to get to and from the hospital, to make sure the other children are looked after, and to prepare their homes for Zemmy’s return and rehabilitation are increasing and are increasing. huge. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe campaign (gofund.me/601b9d78) or sending them a donation by mail. Such gifts can be sent to Amanda and Kevin Fullam at 246 Jackman Pond Road, South Tamworth, NH 03883. They are very grateful for the love, care and support they have already received, but we all know how much it is. is difficult to ask for help. Let’s do what we do best here in our community and take care of each other.