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Allenstown, NH

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The following sections provide information about past community events, public notices, and news stories:

Past Community Events

June 30, 2017
brownies Bake Sale. The Allenstown Historical Society held its Annual Bake Sale at the Old Allenstown Meeting House, 100 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH.
Brownies, scones, breads, and other delicious, mouth-watering, homemade baked goods were offered for sale.

The event went well with slightly fewer visitors but more purchases. Overall, the sale slightly exceeded that of last year. The Allenstown Historical Society thanks everyone for their support.

April 21, 2017
 History Day - The Allenstown Historical Society hosted its Annual History Day for the fourth graders of both the Allenstown and Pembroke Elementary Schools. The free event took place at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall on School St.

Six tables were set up with photos and artifacts about the schools, the mills, Suncook Bank, transportation, places around town, and Bear Brook State Park. Historical Society members explained to the students the significance of the items at each table.

December 10, 2016
arrow Night of Holiday Lights. This Saturday event ran from 5-7 p.m. and offered games and crafts at several town locations, as well as caroling and tree lighting at Town Hall.

September 30 - October 1, 2016
arrow Downtown Planning Charette. This event resulted in several plans and proposals being developed by the Plan NH group. You can review them by going to the town's Downtown Re-Development page.

September 25, 2016
arrow Classic Car Show. On Sept. 25, 2016, the Lone Wolf Cruisers Car Club sponsored a Classic Car Show for vehicles from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and '80s. This year, the show was held at Sam's Club, Route 106, Concord, NH. There was even a 1969 Dodge Charger all decked out to look like the General Lee from "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show from the 1980s.  ➤ More info.

September 13, 2016
arrow Service and Lunch. DAR Buntin, Rumford, Webster Chapter at the Old Allenstown Meeting House at Noon.

August 27, 2016
arrow Old Home Day (OHD) 2016. This annual Pembroke-Allenstown event took place on Saturday, August 27. The event started with the parade of floats, which ended at Memorial Field, and continued with a day full of craft booths, food vendors, and entertainment.

August 23, 2016
arrow Suncook Seniors event. Toured the Old Allenstown Meeting House & CCC Camp Museum for members of the Suncook Senior Center.

August 7, 2016
arrow Vespers Service. DAR Buntin, Rumford, Webster Chapter; event was held at the Old Allenstown Meeting House at 4 p.m.

July 18, 2016
arrow Cemeteries of the Merrimack Valley. On Monday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Allenstown Community Center, 8 Whitten St., the Allenstown Historical Society and the Allenstown Public Library presented a fascinating talk about the book, "Etched in Stone." Author Mandy Huot took attendees on a tour of the many cemeteries of New Hampshire's Merrimack Valley. The history of each cemetery was covered, as well as interesting facts about some of the people buried there. Stories included tragic accidents, politicians, and baseball players.

July 1, 2016
arrow Bake Sale at OAMH. A bake sale was held at the Old Allenstown Meeting House, 150 Deerfield Rd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds went to support the ongoing work of the Allenstown Historical Society.

August 8, 2015
arrow The new Allenstown Community Center on Whitten St. (off Main Street) held a grand opening on Tuesday, June 14 with a grand opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The new Community Center is now the home of the Boys and Girls Club of Suncook and the Suncook Senior Center.

August 8, 2015
arrow Classic Car Show.
On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on Depot Rd. off Deerfield Rd. (near the Old Meeting House), the Classic Car Show returned to Bear Brook State Park. This event was a great day for classic car buffs with 16 classes of cars: everything from pre-1954 cars to trucks, muscle cars, street rods, and a 1965 Shelby Cobra!  ➤ More info.

  1957 Buick

1957 Buick 2-Door Hardtop

July 18, 2015
arrow Meeting House's 200th Anniversary. On Saturday, July 18, we celebrated the bicentennial of the Old Allenstown Meeting House.  ➤
More info.

August 22, 2015
arrow Allenstown-Pembroke Old Home Day ParadePembroke-Allenstown Old Home Day. Saturday Aug. 22 at Memorial Field on Pleasant St. in Pembroke. This year's theme was "Under and Over the Sea."

The day started around 10 a.m. with a parade from School St. in Allenstown along Main St. and ending at Memorial Field in Pembroke. Grace Capital Church band performied in Allenstown and the Amoskeag Strummers, sponsored by Tom and Michele Petit, performed on Main Street in Pembroke.

There were craft tables, pony rides, balloon art, raffles, music performances, and lots of food concessions. The day ended with a fabulous fireworks display sponsored by Associated Grocers.

For details about what goes into planning for Old Home Day, see the Old Home Day site.  ➤ More info.

Past Public Notices

 Red Cross Blood Drive. Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Allenstown Fire Station.

arrow Town Election Season 2016 has come and gone. Go to the 2016 Town Election page for complete results. Now you can get back to monitoring the Select,men's meetings.

arrowTransfer Station. The Transfer Station cut back Saturday hours for residents to 8 a.m. to 12:30 pm. on July 11, 2015. This was apparently due to insufficient traffic between 12:30 and 3:00.

arrow Red Pine Infestation. Red Pine Scale, a small insect that feeds on red pine needles, had infested about 120 acres in Bear Brook State Park. With no simple way to control the insects, which are spread by the wind, birds, or squirrels, the NH Forest Management Bureau remove and sold the trees for lumber last winter while the insects were dormant. This will hopefully stop their spread northward. (Concord Monitor, Nov. 18, 2012)

The most visible areas are right along Deerfield Rd. and New Rye Rd. near the Old Meeting House.

Past News Stories

2016 Presidential Election Results – Nov. 17, 2016

Drought evident in Bear Brook State Park – Oct. 3, 2016

Finance Director replacement – Aug. 22, 2016

Inside the town and school warrant articles – Jan. 14, 2016

Town Clerk/Tax Collector Dispute (Dec. 5, 2015) – In November 2015, the Budget Committee learned that the selectmen had restructured the Town Clerk/Tax Collector positions by creating a new Municipal Agent position.

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