Tree Update

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree

You may or may not remember the start of the Joyce Kilmer poem about trees but if you are a fan of healthy, beautiful trees, here are some town updates about our trees – going and coming and, hopefully, staying healthy:

Tree Cutting

Earlier this year, road agent Jeff St. Jean worked with Urban Tree Service to identify almost 60 trees in the town’s rights of way that are dead.   While the Board can’t address all of these trees this year, we have contracted with Urban Tree Service to remove approximately 20 of them.    From 11/14-11/18, teams from Urban Tree will be taking down dead trees, mostly on the following roads:  Highland, Baer, Clement, Pine and Locust.   The Board will be continuing its dead-tree pruning in 2017.

Tree Planting

In case you haven’t noticed, some new trees have sprung up around town:  there are 4 new trees planted along Main Street in the State’s right of way near Paul’s Integrity Garage, a couple of new trees by the mills and most recently, a new tree in Morton Park (the small park across by the Fire Department, abutting the cemetery).    The town thanks its generous resident (who prefers to remain anonymous) for these lovely additions to our streetscapes.

Please stay tuned for more information on a tree-planting initiative recently started by the RGLSC a/k/the Garden Club with the help of Robin Aikman, the garden club’s newest Board member.

Town Clean-up Tomorrow

ROLLINSFORD

CLEANUP DAY

Saturday, October 1st,  9 am to noon

   Come help your Rollinsford neighbors maintain and cleanup

   our  community spaces!

Report to your preferred location at 9 am to receive your instructions.

BICENTENNIAL PARK:  general spruce-up, trash removal.  Team leader provided;  gloves advised.

COMMUNITY GARDENS:  rebuild raised garden beds, repair/paint picnic table. Team leader provided, building materials provided: can use rakes, shovels, mallets, battery-powered electric drills

NATURE TRAILS:  clear existing trails.  Team leader provided; can use loppers,  hand saws, clippers, rakes

TOWN HALL SECOND FLOOR:   general cleaning  Team leader provided; can use vacuums, brooms, dust pans, dust masks advised  Volunteers 18 and up.

 To help, please contact Kate Nesman 742-2510, or

 Michele Small 988-3222.

This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Rollinsford and the Rollinsford Garden and Local Sustainability Club.

Family Fun Day Schedule 

Salmon Falls Family Fun Day 2016 Rollinsford American Legion

Foundry Street

Sunday, September 25

Noon – 8:00PM for fireworks!

Join us after the Salmon Run 5K – and keep the fun going until the sun goes down!

Activities are all day 12:00 – 4:00 in Ball Field –certain performances time listed below

Scavenger hunt – Pick up your clues at the Library table and head to the trail

behind the community garden.

Kids’ carnival games and Picture taking displays  

Arch – Try your luck with graces, ball and cup, bowling and maybe hoop and stick.  

Chris Benedetto – Will be dressing as a Revolutionary War soldier since it is the 240th anniversary of 1776. He will be doing drills and firing a few times (with blanks of course). Also, one of their board members will be doing a presentation as a World War I soldier since the American Legion is partly named after William Martel, who was killed in France in 1918.

Concessions $$$, 50/50 raffle $$$

Rollinsford Community Garden – Selling Grilled Corn $$$

Linda Watson Selling Shaved Ice $$$

Cookie baking contest –vote for your favorite 1PM-4PM – Legion Hall -prizes

Scarecrow decorating contest – vote for your favorite 1PM -4PM – Outside of hall-prizes

 Garrison Players Youth– Performing songs from “Little Mermaid” 12:30 Legion Hall

Belletete Ballet- Dance Performance 1:30 Legion Hall

Fire Department field games 1PM Ballfield

Wildlife Encounters – Sponsored by Rollinsford Education Foundation and Linda Watson 3PM Ballfield

Police-sponsored spaghetti dinner (5-6:30) Legion Hall 

Music during dinner performed by: June and the Honey Badgers (5-6:30) Legion Hall

DJ – Patrick Gale & street dancing (6:30-8:00)

FIREWORKS! (8:00)

Many exciting activities are planned to bring our local families and neighbors together!! To end the day with a bang, we’re bringing back the tradition of an amazing fireworks display over the Salmon Falls River.

Thank you to the local businesses for their donations and town organizations who have donated time to make this event a reality!

The Salmon Run 5K – Register today for early bird prices

The Friends of the Rollinsford Public Library is hosting its fourth annual Salmon Run 5K and Purple FuRPLe Kids Fun Run on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Again this year, the 5k and fun run will kick off Rollinsford Family Fun Day to create a daylong community celebration. The Salmon Run 5K begins at 10 am at the Rollinsford Grade School and combines two miles of roads with a mile of trails bordering Scoutlands bringing you right back to RGS. Register today for the early-bird rate of $20. Registration goes up to $25 on September 12. The student price of $15 for those 19 and under will stick around through race day – but sign up early to ensure you get a t-shirt!
 

And don’t forget to register the little ones for the FuRPLe Fun Run – a quarter mile dash around the RGS playground starting at 9:30 am with our friendly Purple FuRPLe Mascot! Just $5, and kids get a great tee illustrated by cartoonist John Klossner.
 

World War II at the Wentworth House

The public is invited to stop by the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH on Sunday, September 11 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for a living history day showcasing America’s role in World War II.
Reenactors in period uniforms and in civilian clothing will display the uniforms, equipment and weapons of the US soldier. Visitors will be able to see a newspaper from the day after Pearl Harbor while listening to radio broadcasts from that momentous event, try out a 1940’s baseball glove, see a US machine gun crew in action, and learn about Maine and New Hampshire in World War II. 
The circa 1701 Colonel Paul Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). Tours of the house will also be offered during the event. Admission is $5 for adults; the event is free to children and ARCH members. For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at paulwentworthhouse.org.

Salmon Falls Family Fun Day 2016

Plans are in the works for Salmon Falls Family Fun Day 2016 on SUNDAY, September 25th in Rollinsford, NH!  Many exciting activities are planned to bring the families of Rollinsford together again including the Salmon Run 5k Road Race, a  scavenger hunt,  amazing games for the kids, Fire Department children muster and demonstrations, and a free pasta dinner made by our very own Police Officers! To top off the event organizers are planning to keep the tradition with amazing fireworks display over the Salmon Falls River.  All these activities are being held at the Rollinsford American Legion on Foundry Street starting at 12 noon.

Donations are very much appreciated to help sponsor our fireworks and events during the day.  Please consider donating to support this memorable community tradition.   It is a wonderful feeling to see the smiling faces of the children and adults alike and know you helped to make it all possible.   We will make sure we share the news of your generosity.     So bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

Thank you for your generosity,

Salmon Falls Family Day Committee

Town Cleanup Day

 

ROLLINSFORD

CLEANUP DAY

Saturday, October 1st,  9 am to noon

   Come help your Rollinsford neighbors maintain and cleanup

   our  community spaces!

Report to your preferred location at 9 am to receive your instructions.

BICENTENNIAL PARK:  general spruce-up, trash removal.  Team leader provided;  gloves advised.

COMMUNITY GARDENS:  rebuild raised garden beds, repair/paint picnic table. Team leader provided, building materials provided: can use rakes, shovels, mallets, battery-powered electric drills

NATURE TRAILS:  clear existing trails.  Team leader provided; can use loppers,  hand saws, clippers, rakes

TOWN HALL SECOND FLOOR:   general cleaning  Team leader provided; can use vacuums, brooms, dust pans, dust masks advised  Volunteers 18 and up.

 

 To help, please contact Kate Nesman 742-2510, or

 Michele Small 988-3222. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Rollinsford and the Rollinsford Garden and Local Sustainability Club.

Annual Fisher Cats Game

The Rollinsford Police Benevolent Association is hosting its annual trip to see the NH Fisher Cats play the Portland Seadogs in Manchester on Saturday, September 3. The RPBA provides transportation to and from the Grade School for those who wish to take the bus. The tickets are free and include transportation, game ticket, and meal package. There will be a fireworks display after the game.

To order tickets please contact Chief Bob Ducharme via email or at 742-8549, extension 303. Tickets are limited, so place your order soon.