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Warner rockin’ the state (according to The Hippo)

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Here’s a couple of the “Best of 2017” awards that recently went to locals from The Hippo… * Best Concord-area “Cup of Coffee” – Schoodacs Coffee & Tea, 1 E. Main St , Warner, 456-3400, schoodacs.com * Best Concord-area Bookstore – Main Street BookEnds of Warner, 16 E. Main St., Warner, 456-2700, mainstreetbookends.com * Best

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The town has purchased this parcel at the corner of Main Street and Split Rock Road hoping to eventually build a new fire station there. (Ray Carbone/photo)

Warner approves solar array, fire station plan, budget… and idea of demolishing Odd Fellows building

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Above: The town has purchased this parcel at the corner of Main Street and Split Rock Road hoping to eventually build a new fire station there. (Ray Carbone/photo) WARNER – It took more than four hours, but more than 300 residents crowded into the town hall Wednesday for the annual town meeting, and voted to

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Warner’s Odd Fellow building is sold – almost

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At a meeting in the town hall Thursday night, the Board of Selectmen moved a step closer to selling the 125-year-old Odd Fellows building to a local contractor who wants to use it for business purposes. The three-member board unanimously approved the sale of the historic 72’-by-42’ three-story wooden structure to resident Nate Burrington, the

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Main Street view of site where town leaders want to put a new fire station

Warner residents learn about solar array, fire station plans

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By Ray Carbone WARNER – About 30 residents gathered at the MainStreet BookEnds store Thursday (Feb. 23) night  to hear about two ideas that will be considered by voters at the annual town meeting next month. One is a proposal to build a solar panel array to mitigate the town government’s electrical bill. The other

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Brewing good news in the village

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Guess where one of the best cafes in New Hampshire is located? If you said Warner, you must have already visited Schoodacs Coffee & Tea on Main Street. Or, you may already be a regular. In a little more than a year, owner Darryl Parker and his team have made this cozy shop into a

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The historic Odd Fellows building in Warner village has been vacant since the 1990s.

Local man wants to save Warner’s Odd Fellows building

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(This story was originally published in the InterTown Record.) The largest and handsomest business block by far in our village is the new Odd Fellows’ building that is just approaching completion… – Kearsarge Independent, April 1, 1892 By Ray Carbone WARNER – After almost 20 years and multiple development plans, and spending more than $50,000,

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MainStreet BookEnds of Warner featured on WMUR-TV

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Katherine Nevins and the folks at our favorite solar-powered bookstore made the “big time” (New Hampshire-style) on channel 9 last week. Not sure it’s a recent production but still good to see that “Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner”… Did you see it? Check it out here… http://www.wmur.com/article/thursday-january-12th-mainstreet-bookends-of-warner/8562451

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The Warner Wonder

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By Ray Carbone (raycarbone@yahoo,com) Befitting our small size, New Hampshire has not produced an abundance of notable athletes. There have been baseball players like Carlton Fisk and Bob Tewskbury, gold-medal skier Penny PItou in the 1960s, and the recently retired pro basketball player Matt Bonner of Concord. Old-time baseball fans still brag about Bobby “Red”

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KRSD leaders boosts ‘third’ budget

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For the last few months, I’ve been working with the InterTown Record, writing about the Kearsarge School District. Here is the story that ran on the front page today, Jan. 10, 2017. KRSD leaders boosts new ‘third’ budget By Ray Carbone NEW LONDON – Residents of the Kearsarge Regional School District joined with district leaders

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A Lost Moon

Faded in gray A blurred form of a beautiful entity Trying to peek out and show its strength Its true colors A brightness that looks down upon us That guides us and shows us the way But not tonight For tonight it is fighting its own battle Trying to find its path to truth Embarked

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Crescent Moon

Elegantly shining Peaking through a slit in the night sky Surrounded by darkness Yet gleaming so brightly So much strength So much purity Radiating down Pouring into my soul Cleansing Healing Intoxicating And leaving Me At  Peace.

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Remedy

Each snowflake falls Changing the landscape it touches Transforming it into a white blanket Covering the evil and pain For a split second  All is peaceful All is whole All is safe But then the facade fades The war continues on Between good and evil Love and hatred Pain and peace We search and we

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Nature Changes

A single orange leaf Delicately hanging from a tree Filled with green Standing out in its beauty But also in its difference Boldly displaying its color Fearless of what others think Confident in its true grace A message Delivering a notice to us all That autumn is on its way And we will soon be

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Void

I sit here with a gaping hole My soul reaching out of it Searching for the security and safety of the Divine  I inhale a breath of fresh air Cleansing and purifying me from the inside out I search And I search Not quite sure I know what it is I am hoping to find

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Family Concert – July 26

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 at 7:00-8:00PM- Jim Mitchell Park in Warner- Steve Blunt and Marty Kelly will be performing in conjunction with Pillsbury Free Library’s summer program a fun packed family concert. Funding for this Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and

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Kearsarge Kindness Project

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A new program started a few years ago by an anonymous group, “Kearsarge Kindness Project”. Students in the district are asked to write a brief description as to how they would like to spread kindness. The participants are given $50.00 to carry out and perform their project. This program is offered annually in the spring.

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I Am Love

Lying down with the grass tickling the back of my neck. Soaking in the bright lights of the stars shining upon me. Each one a beckoning. A reminder of who I am; What I am. The Universe in all its glory, In all its beauty, Reminding me of the power that resides in my soul.

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My Peaceful Slumber

Falling asleep with the smell of campfire smoke lingering in my hair. The wind blowing the sweet smell of lilacs through my open window. The sound of an owl singing me to sleep; Crickets and peepers chirping its chorus. The golden light radiating from the moon. The swift breeze blowing in; Lifting my blanket off

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Faith Minton

An Interview With Faith Minton

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You probably know Faith Minton as your Yoga Instructor with the perpetual smile and warm heart, or perhaps fellow Town volunteer for any and all Warner groups and events. Among these and many other things, Faith is a gifted artist. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about her work. Please enjoy this interview with

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Tom Lawrence

An Interview with Tom Lawrence

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Hear the word “box”, and the mind naturally conjures up the unremarkable, brown container that thuds on your porch shortly before the UPS truck drives away. Tom Lawrence is a true master of the wooden box – turning the utilitarian container into a marvel of precision woodcraft. Tom, who is also my neighbor, kindly agreed

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Jamie Murray

An Interview with Jamie Murray

Before he retired, I’m guessing that many of you were greeted at Warner’s Aubuchon by the friendly and helpful Jamie Murray. It was on such an occasion that my husband first met Jamie. Our daughter was with my husband at the time, and Jamie saw something in her that encouraged him to ask if he

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A Beckoning of Peace

Each star A glimpse of beauty Seeping in from the heavens above Shining down Brightening the world When it is overcome by darkness A glimmer of hope A sign of redemption A beckoning of peace.

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Bookstores and Libraries – These are a few of my favorite things…

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I spend a lot of time in both our local bookstore and our local library. Having just been elected a trustee of the Pillsbury Free Library, I’ll be spending even more time there, more than I had initially anticipated as I took on the position of Assistant Treasurer. From summer programs for my children to

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Warner Parks & Rec Coed Softball Starts April 24th!

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Every spring, as the ground defrosts and dries out, our adult coed softball league begins! This year our league is increasing from 10 to 12 teams. Amazing growth that started with 6 teams way back in 2011. You can read and print the waivers and schedule here. INTERESTED IN JOINING A TEAM? If you would

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Warner Artist, Mimi Wiggin

An Interview with Mimi Wiggin

An Interview with Warner Artist, Mimi Wiggin. I have loved Mimi’s work since my first glimpse of one of her chickadee paintings – so alive, in its feathery splendor with just a hint of whimsy. Mimi generously agreed to provide answers to my questions about her artistic journey. When did you start painting, and when

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A Little Hapenny Magick

“Hapenny Magick” open at Warner Town Hall Friday, April 1 – No joke!

Anyone who has ever brought a toddler to the Warner Town Hall to enjoy The Festival of Trees during the Holidays, knows that Town Hall has fabulous acoustics. I’ve stood there on many occasions silently admiring both architecture and acoustics, wondering why there haven’t been more theater productions gracing this amazing space. In the summer

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Nature’s Majestic Sanctuary

Sun splashing through the tops of the trees Glistening off of the crystallized white snow The crow’s beckoning call Singing “Just for a moment let’s be still” The words reverberating through my head And with each step and each word of the song I let a little more of my fear slip away Trust your

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Warner Fall Foliage Festival

Do You Enjoy Writing?

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The picture above is of a sign post in the middle of the Warner Fall Foliage Festival from 2010 believe it or not. It’s just an example of a topic you might be interested in writing about during or after the next Festival. Do you enjoy telling a story, or sharing an opinion? Do you currently

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Promote Your Local Business, Group or Location!

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We just added a brand new directory and we want you to add your location! Do you have a business you would like to promote? How about a club that is looking to recruit new members to? Or, is there a point of interest somewhere here in Warner that you would like to highlight? You

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Maple Weekend March 19-20

Sugaring at Kearsarge Gore Farm in March 2016. Come out and support local maple syrup producers with a tour of the 9 sap houses that call the Kearsarge area home. Events start Friday night and run through Sunday all around town.  Learn more on Facebook

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Warner Coed Spring Softball Coming Soon!

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Warner Old School PE and the successful spring coed softball league is going on its 6th year this year. I can’t believe our first game was way back in 2011. Time has flown by so quickly. We started with only six teams and now this year it looks like 10 or 11 teams will be

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Congratulations Kearsarge Boys Varsity Basketball 2016

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Occasionally I’ll wander outside of Warner to a good basketball game.  This past Saturday, my travels took me to Southern New Hampshire University for the D3 championship game.  It would be only the second time the boys have gone this far in the high school’s history.  The last time was 16 years ago.  Kearsarge battled

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Warner Parks & Rec Update!

Warner Parks & Rec is building their very own website. Soon you will be able to see all the things going on around the town related to Warner’s parks. Old School PE, Spring Softball, Pickup Soccer Games, Ice Skating. You name it!

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Warner Old School PE is Merging with Parks & Rec!

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Old School PE is officially becoming part of Warner Parks and Rec! What does that mean? It means that if Vince Collins falls off the face of the earth, Andrea LeBlanc won’t have to pick up the pieces all by herself.  It also means that we will have a symbiotic working relationship with the gatekeepers

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