News and announcements

Living Room Coffee House to feature Kota on Saturday (Nov. 16)

Kota is an acoustic music trio, focusing on the music of the 60s and 70s as well as finely crafted originals. Kota has been featured at several restaurants in the Monadnock area, at the Keene Music Festival, the Rhubard Festival, Marlborough Madness, and other area music venues. They also donate their time to perform at local assisted-living facilities and senior centers.

About The Living Room Coffee House

For over 10 years, it has been our goal to create a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen, and perform music, poetry, and the spoken word. Our stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested. Donations support the local St Vincent De Paul food pantry.

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. As always, there is no charge for snacks.

How it works

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00 p.m.

Each month we schedule a feature performer that is given a 30- 40 minute time slot at around 8:00 p.m.

Equipment

We have a PA and four microphones available. We also have the very loved and in tune upright grand piano named “Rose”. If you are a piano player, you will love the warmth that Rose has to offer.

Dates & location

Third Saturday of the month, except for summer break (July and August) and the month of December. December is the 2nd Saturday of the month.

The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Road, Mason, NH.

For more information check out our web site ore drop us an email: EL4music@gmail.com or https://thelivingroomcoffeehouse.wordpress.com

Zoning Board: Continuation of Public Hearings on Monday, Nov. 18 (Suiter, Crory)

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mann House, 16 Darling Hill Rd. The meeting includes a continuation of two public hearings that began in the previous meeting on Oct. 21, 2019. The agenda and public notices are available online:

A copy of the applications listed above are available for public review at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. You may submit comments in person or in writing.  Anyone needing assistance in attending these hearing should contact the Selectmen’s Office one week prior to the Hearing. Issuance of a decision shall be in accordance with RSA 676:3.

Rail trail work almost complete

Contractor Amos White will be working on the final stretch of Mason rail trail north of Pratt Pond Road to the Wilton line. He hopes to complete the work by midweek. Kindly avoid that area.

Mason Conservation Commission is most grateful for a $40,000 grant from the Preston Family Trust.

Barbara DeVore
On behalf of Mason Conservation Commission

New Conservation Plan available online

The Conservation Plan for Mason is now completed, thanks to all who contributed their ideas.

The Plan’s Vision, Goals, and Recommendations, with Steps for Town Boards to Implement the Plan, are all set forth in only 7 pages! A review of Mason’s Natural Resources Inventory is included in the Appendices as background for the Conservation Plan.

Property assessments in November

The Assessing Department is beginning its third year of a five-year database maintenance program. As part of this program. Granite Hill Municipal Services will be doing an annual inspection of approximately 20% of the properties in town. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, call the Board of Selectmen’s office at 878-2070.

Seeking volunteers for the Town Hall restoration project

The Town voted $5000 at the 2018 Town Meeting to fund a building assessment for the Town Hall, prior to replacing the roof. The building has since been nominated and named to the State Register of Historic Places, which enabled us to get a matching grant to fund the assessment review. The review is done, the report in, and the next step is having the phases of work clearly defined and presented in a format to get bids on the jobs.

We are looking for individuals who have the time, talent and interest to dedicate to guiding this project through its completion over the next few years. This committee would need to address a few areas. Funding is obviously a key component to the restoration, and people with grant writing experience or experience/contacts with private or corporate donations would be invaluable. Bringing the project to the town residents in either an informational way or presenting the need for funding through a warrant at town meeting are different skills needed. Work experience/knowledge related to the trades that would be involved in the restoration, either in a supervisory or craftsman capacity, will be needed as well. People with good financial skills are needed, as well as people who are willing to help with any task that is asked. Any background with restoration projects is a plus!

If you have any interest in being a part of this committee, please let us know! Call the selectmen’s office (878-2070), or email administration@masonnh.us and let us know your potential availability and skills you bring to the project.

Vendors wanted for Holiday Craft Fair

Vendor applications are being accepted for Mason’s Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will be held at Mason Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Rd., and all profits will benefit Mason Public Library.

Vendors must supply locally handcrafted items. Click here to download a vendor application. For more information, contact Martha Ward at 801-1748 or wardreader@gmail.com.

Voting results (March 2019)