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Claremont Conservation Commission Programing
The Claremont Conservation Commission has sponsored a series of programs in 2021.

River Restoration and Resilience: The City of Claremont, like many New England towns, is shaped by the health and ways of rivers. For Claremont, the Connecticut and Sugar Rivers are the largest, however every stream and drainage area is significant. How water moves and what it carries effects the quality of our water, maintaining of recreational activities, impacts of heavy rain, the health of our aquatic ecosystems, and much more.
In this series on Climate Change and Wildlife we are going to learn more about what impacts the health and adaptability of our water systems, and what is or can be done at both the city and household scale to improve its functioning.  

Saturday, October 23, 1030-1130 AM, Zoom, Curious about what you can do at home to protect and restore clean water in your local rivers and lakes? Throughout New Hampshire, neighbors are creating rain gardens, setting up rain barrels, and using trenches and other simple techniques to prevent water pollution. Whether you live on the water or up the road, come learn how you can do your part. Lisa Loosigian, Soak up the rain NH

This program is partially funded by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Sullivan County News
Sullivan County Launches New Job & Career Facebook Page
Follow this page to learn about our current employment opportunities and to see more about what it looks like to be an employee at Sullivan County, located in New Hampshire.
Sullivan County Delegation SCHC Remodeling Project Work Group Public Meeting Notice
The Sullivan County Health Care (SCHC) Remodeling Project Work Group will convene on Monday, October 25, 2021, 1:00 PM at the County Administration Building Commissioners Conference Room, Suite 1 14 Main Street, Newport, NH, 03773 

This working group, per request of the Delegation, continues to meet to hear updates on the project that will include:
1) cost estimating,
2) capital campaign discussions, and
3) any other business.

Click here to view any meeting notices & corresponding documents available.

Feel free to contact the Sullivan County Commissioners Office at 603-863-2560 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, if you have any questions about this notice.
A Note from Arrowhead Recreation Club
The season is fast approaching so we will be having work sessions the next 3 Saturdays, generally starting around 9:30 AM. Actually more work sessions each Saturday.
We will take on a few tasks each week. Listed below are tasks that need to be done. If you or anyone you know can help either join us or send them our way.
Brush Hogging/cutting
Brush sawing the face
Brush Sawing last quarter of the upper ski lift line
Final mowing (Push mower and DR) and weed whacking
  • bottom lift loading areas
  • Around the parking lot
  • Along the ATV trail service area
Lift Sign installation
Storage Container related
Moving Fire pits to the second floor of storage building
Moving of electrical panel to the hay barn
Side task (need to arrange for the return of tent back to parks and rec.)
Lift related
  • Tube handle finger repairs
  • Splice handle bracket welding repair need to send out (maybe 2)
  • Drain Gear oil from both lifts (will need light gauge sheet metal and bucket)
  • Repair shaft seals (will not be able to run lifts until repairs are complete)
Fence post repairs
  • Need to get 5 split rail fence posts
  • one post on tube lift line near mat storage area
  • 2 at top of tubing one near unloading area other in the safety runout area between tube lift and ski slope
  • 2 spare (may need for ATV fence)
Install AC unit cover
  • Move cover from service yard area
  • Mow and weed whack area one more time prior to install
Flower bed winter prep
  • Removed annual flowers from patio flower beds (note perennials plant and bushes are also planted in the bed us caution and ask if unsure)
  • Clean and trim down plants in side entrance flower bed
Moving ski lift line barriers back over to ski lift
Move 2 red picnic tables to storage area
Move large picnic table out of tubing area to tube lift line area
Other large tasks, can discuss details latter
Scrapping of Tractor Trailer Cut off Section
Break down stage wheel bases
Bent “I” beam to be broken down for scrap
Remove eye bolt from Snow gun

To contact Arrowhead, FB Message us, email or call (603) 542-7016 and leave a message.
Center for the Arts: Lake Sunapee Region Calendar of Events
Please check the website for up-to-date information.

 The Center for the Arts announces their online Annual Holiday Auction November 1st through November 15th. Folks can begin bidding November 1st up through the 15th all to raise money for the CFA Arts Education Fund.

The Center for the Arts, Arts Education Fund provides grants to local teachers and schools to facilitate active participation in the arts. The fund was established to encourage teachers and administrators to create projects that will not only expose students to the arts but also inspire students to think creatively. The CFA Arts Education Fund has helped to support numerous visual art, performing, and literary projects including the KRES Shakespeare Project, the Portsmouth Brass Quintet, the East Bay Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Music of the King’s Court, the Ox-Cart Kids Poetry Club, Native American programs, and the KRHS Labyrinth Project, as well as many Online and Teacher-led Community Projects.

Thanks to generous donors, this year’s Auction includes great gifts including Tubbs Snowshoes, Fraser Home Fragrances, Gift Certificates, Wine, Winter, Yoga, and Holiday Baskets galore, as well as beautiful 10x10 works of art by the following artists: Valentina Barrett, Marc Beerman, Eileen Belanger, Sue Anne Bottomley, Jean Cronin-Connolly, Elizabeth D’Amico, Don Elliott, Iris Fischer-McMorrow, Jay Fitzpatrick, Lindsay Freese, Ludmilla Gayvoronsky, Great Island Photography, Jack Harkins, Barbara Hunting, Penny Koburger, Lucy Mueller, Bruce Parsons, Yvonne Shukovsky, Charlotte Thibault, Kristin Watts, Mary Watts, and Roger Wells , offered for $100 each! A wonderful gift for someone you know…or for yourself!

Visit for up-to-date auction information.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact

November 5th - First Fridays! Gallery Opening Receptions! 5:30-7:30 FREE
Opening Receptions for New exhibits in New London. Garrett Evans is at The New London Inn, Loren Howard is at the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Penny Koburger is at the Blue Loon Bakery all on Main Street, and Loa Winters is at the Tatewell Gallery on Newport Road! “Eat, Sip, Stroll, and Enjoy the Art!” ALL Exhibits Open during regular business hours!

November 5th – 7th and 12th – 14th – The 2021 Performing Arts Series- Turning Toward the Sun adapted from the novel by Cecil Warren and directed by Wally Borgen. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Produced by SKIT. Warner Town Hall. Tickets can be purchased at Morgan Hill, Tatewell Gallery and online at SKIT.

December 3rd -First Fridays! TIDINGS OF JOY A holiday concert and more featuring the Munholand String Quartet. This FF is at the Black Box theatre on the Colby-Sawyer College campus. The opening reception begins at 6:30pm with the concert to follow at 7:00.

2021 Literary Arts Series –“Beauty in Diversity” Dates TBD
Noted Authors and Poets share their insights throughout the year!
Visit for up-to-date event information

ONGOING: CREATIVE ARTS CONTESTS! SHOW US YOUR ART, POETRY, ESSAYS, DANCE, THEATER, MUSIC! Be published, exhibit your work, perform onstage, win prizes!
More information and to submit your work: Visit

More information and to apply: VISIT
WCBH Prevention Coordinator
West Central Behavioral Health (WCBH), Claremont, is seeking a full-time Prevention Coordinator to support the goals and objectives of the Agency’s Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program.

The individual will work with the Task Force membership, leadership, subcommittees, partner agencies, parents, youth, community representatives, and the business community to develop, promote and implement prevention activities and cross-sector collaborative effects throughout Grafton and Sullivan counties. When appropriate, the Coordinator will seek to engage the broadest possible community involvement in these activities. Special emphasis of this position is on alcohol and drug abuse, primarily underage drinking, marijuana and prescription drug abuse.

Community-Based Crowdfunding Program Seeks Project Proposals
  • Do you have an incredible project just waiting to happen — one that would strengthen your business, our community, and the local economy — if only you had the funds to make it happen?
  • Is your business/organization a “social enterprise” that addresses social and/or environmental issues?
  • Will your project support community goals, while keeping to a budget of $15,000 or less?
If you said yes to these questions…THANK YOU! And please consider applying to launch a crowdfunding campaign with The Local Crowd!

The Local Crowd Upper Valley, a community-based crowdfunding program hosted by Vital Communities, invites emerging and established businesses based in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont to submit project proposals.

The Local Crowd Upper Valley will select up to six social enterprises to participate in this crowdfunding cohort, based on each project’s potential to positively impact their local economy and community. Accepted proposals will launch their campaigns in the winter or early spring.

While all for-profits, non-profits, and community initiatives are welcome to apply, projects based along the Route 11 Corridor of NH (this includes Claremont!) and Orange and Windsor Counties of VT will receive extra campaign support and resources — beyond what we currently provide to all The Local Crowd Upper Valley campaigns. Selected proposals from our target regions will receive a $500 stipend to produce a crowdfunding campaign video. Studies show that crowdfunding campaigns with videos raise four times more funds than campaigns without videos.

Find our application here. Applications are due before 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2021. For more information, visit or contact Jen Risley at 603-283-5401.
Childcare in the Upper Valley: Challenges, Successes, and the Way Forward
Free and virtual

Upper Valley employers and families both name access to high-quality, affordable childcare as one of the key barriers to prosperity in our region, especially for low- and moderate-income families. How can we increase childcare access and affordability in the Upper Valley so our families and workplaces can thrive?

That topic will be explored in depth in this free, public, two-part virtual symposium for employers, policymakers, providers, parents, and others. Be a part of creating better, more equitable childcare for all Upper Valley residents and businesses!

Hosted by Vital Communities in partnership with the Corporate Council, Municipal Leaders, the Early Care and Education Association of the Upper Valley, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and the Couch Family Foundation.

Part I: Impact on the Local Labor Market
Wed | Nov 3 | 8-9:30 am
Learn why the childcare crisis is so complex, look at what the data is telling us, and hear what the NH and VT state governments are and aren’t doing.
Part II: What is Working in the Upper Valley?
Wed | Nov 17 | 8-9:30 am
A look at effective childcare policy and programs around the Upper Valley, including solutions being implemented or explored by employers, communities, childcare professionals, policymakers, and philanthropists.

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