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Gayle Hedrington

September 26, 2008

Antique Appraisal Day is Saturday Oct. 11

Whether you are a fan of Antique Road Show or have always wondered about that piece of pottery you received from Aunt Martha, mark your calendar for the Croydon Historical Society’s Antique Appraisal Day. The event is open to the public and is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Croydon Town Hall. Costs for item(s) appraisal are $5.00 for one or $10.00 for three items.

 

Special Education Information Meeting

There is a special meeting for information regarding Special Education on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. State Director of Special Education Santina Thibedeau will be present to answer questions and concerns about the laws, how IEP are determined, special education transportation and least restrictive environment. This is necessary attend for all of those who have questions regarding costs during the Annual School Meeting. 

 

School Long Term Planning Committee

Mike Carney, Gayle Hedrington, Jim Peschke, and Wendy Rasmussen went over the surveys filled out by the town earlier this year, regarding the future education of Croydon’s children. The recommendations are being presented to the Croydon School Board at its next meeting on Wednesday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Croydon Village School.  

 

Newport Meeting

If you missed the September 24 meeting regarding Newport Middle High School failing to meet state standards, and steps that can be taken to correct the problem.  There is another meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 for parents who have questions or concerns.  You can obtain more information regarding suitable options here.

 

On The Cheap

Visit the NH Pastel Society Juried New England Exhibit at the Library Arts Center in Newport NH. The exhibit is on display until October 19. Hours for the Gallery are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

Go to the Free Astronomical Observation Session on Friday, October 3 from 8 - 10 p.m. This event is at the observatory at Dartmouth College, Hanover. This event is put on by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Call (603) 646-9100 for information and directions. 

 October is a great month for hiking. However, before you set off on your hike visit N.H. Fish and Game Department  for safe hiking tips. 

 

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

As most of you know I volunteer for Green Mountain Pug Rescue, but I love all dogs. If you are thinking of adding a dog to your family, please consider adopting a dog from a shelter. I have adopted several older pugs and older dogs bond with families as well as puppies. We recently adopted a pug that spent 8 years in a cage at a puppy mill. Her paws are deformed from walking on the floor of a wire cage. She shook for two days when we brought her home, and did not know how to go up or down the steps or go through a door. She also did not know how to eat out of a bowl. That was in July. Today she is running through the doors, up the steps and waits faithfully every evening for my husband to come home. 

If you can’t have a dog, or add another member to your family, consider donating time, money, dog food, flea medicines or blankets to a humane society. 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Every Thursday Bingo at the Croydon Fire Station at 6:30 pm. doors open at 4:30 pm.

Sunday church service at 10 am in the Croydon Flat Church.

Planning board meets the 1st Monday of every month at 7:30 pm. in the selectman’s office.

Selectmen meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the selectman’s office in the town hall.

PTO meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Croydon Village School

School Board meets the second Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Croydon Village School. 


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