Registration open for the NH Moves 90-Day Challenge

The New Hampshire Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health and New Hampshire State Parks announced that registration for the 2018 90-Day Challenge is open at http://nhmoves.org/90daychallenge/.

The Challenge is to exercise for 20 minutes or more every day in the months of June, July, and August. The intent of this program is to spread awareness about the physical and psychological benefits of regular exercise and to encourage more New Hampshire residents to become physically active and enjoy our state parks.

Participants in the program receive a NH State Parks Passport that gains them entry to select state parks free of charge and will have a chance to win a 2019 individual season pass to NH State Parks.

News from the Town Clerk & Tax Collector

  • 2018 Part I tax bills will be in the mail on May 24 with a due date of July 5. (Residents can look up their tax bills by going to www.NHTaxKiosk.com, clicking on Mason and searching by name, PID, etc. It is not interactive and you cannot pay bills online, but it shows everything that your tax bill shows, and you can print the information.)
  • The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Wednesday, May 23, for a conference, and also on the last Saturday this month, May 26, for Memorial Day weekend. Please plan accordingly.
  • If you have not licensed your dog(s) for 2018, please do so now. Beginning June 1, a late fee of $1 per dog per month will begin and civil forfeitures will be issued mid-June. Please remember that this is the law to register your dog(s), not just the town looking for the fee.

Living Room Coffee House to feature Dan and Jeni Klardie on Saturday

Dan and Jeni Klardie are a N.H. based acoustic duo that strive to stir the soul with their music! Passionate singer/songwriter, Jeni, blends harmoniously with husband Dan vocals and edgy guitar interpretations. Their sound is a fusion of Blues, Folk-Rock and Gospel. Their repertoire engages listeners with tight harmonies and often dramatic renditions of popular music as well as originals. Dan and Jeni have been performing at local Open Stages, Festivals, Coffee Houses, Special Celebrations and Private Parties for several decades.

Accolades from past performances:

  • “Definitely a polished collaboration.” (Meredith Allen – The Muse)
  • “Powerfully good harmonies and delivery.” (John Schindler – Singer/Songwriter)

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.

It is our goal to create a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. The stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested (students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help 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.

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

Note: Please disregard the previous notice regarding this event. The information about the featured performance was incorrect.

Living Room Coffee House to feature Mason resident Jerry Wile on Saturday

Jerry is an accomplished signer songwriter, and has performed regularly at festivals and bluegrass venues in the New England area for over 30 Plus years. During that time he has played with several bluegrass bands and is currently a member of the bands Granite Grass and Hurricane Hill. A long-time music instructor at The Minor Chord in Littleton, Massachusetts, Jerry teaches and plays bluegrass guitar and the three-finger banjo style developed and popularized by Earl Scruggs.

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.

It is our goal to create a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. The stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested (students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help 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.

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

Planning Board seeks alternate member

The Planning Board is seeking an alternate member. This board is responsible for maintaining and updating the town’s Zoning, Subdivision, Site Plan, Master Plan and other associated documents.  Another responsibility is hearing land owners’ development plans and ensuring that they meet the ordinances and regulations.

If you are interested, send email to the Board of Selectmen’s office at selectmen@masonnh.us or the Planning Board at planningboard@masonnh.us.

General updates from the Mason Highway Dept.

The Mason Highway Department is currently grading the town’s gravel roads, and also ditching and sweeping in the Brookline Rd. area in preparation for chipsealing over the summer. The Highway Department appreciates everyone’s patience as they complete these improvements.