by Stephanie Goddard
January in Sandwich – a Haiku by Stephanie Goddard
Wild wintry wind whips
We welcome winter-white world
Openings for Town of Sandwich Elected Officials
NOTICE – RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SANDWICH
Openings for Town of Sandwich Elected Officials for 2024
One (1) Moderator for 2-Year Term
One (1) Selectman for 3-Year Term
One (1) Supervisor of the Checklist for 3-Year Term
One (1) Trustee of Trust Funds for 3-Year Term
One (1) Sewer Commissioner for 3-Year Term
One (1) Cemetery Trustee for 3-Year Term
Two (2) Library Trustees for 3-Year Term
The Filing Period for Town Offices opens on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 and continues through Friday, February 2, 2024. On opening day, Wednesday, January 24th, filings will be accepted from 9-5:30pm. Declarations of Candidacy must be filed with the Town Clerk during regular office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am to 5:30pm. Please Note: Candidate must be a registered voter in Sandwich. You may find a Declaration of Candidacy form on the town website, sandwichnh.org, under Town Clerk’s Office, Elections. Friday, February 2nd filings must be made in person at the Clerk's Office, which will be open from 3-5pm. Contact the town clerk at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Sandwich Business Group Annual Meeting
The Sandwich Business Group Annual Meeting will take place Wednesday, January 31, at 5:30 pm at the Foothills Café & Curio. The meeting is for current SBG members and businesses who might be interested in becoming members for 2024. Doors open at 5:30 for drinks and cheer, then at 6:00 pm light bites and social time, followed by the annual meeting and election of new officers. Space is limited, so register now. Cost: $22.00. Annual membership dues are $120.00 if paid on or before 1/31/2024. Visit discoversandwich.com for more information about the Sandwich Business Group.
Samuel H. Wentworth Library
Samuel H. Wentworth Library is located at 35 Main Street, PO Box 146 Center Sandwich, NH 03227 phone: (603) 284-6665; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is changing its hours for the new year. If you’re an early bird who likes to get your ‘around town’ visits done before noon, take note: New hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00 – 5:30, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 – 5:00, and Saturday 10:00 – 12:30.
Cooler weather means we are shifting from outdoor to indoor activities. This is a great time to take advantage of discounted admission to the Currier Art Museum in Manchester with our library pass (provided by our Friends of the Library group). A great cafe for lunch, new exhibits and even yoga in the museum - it's well worth a trip! https://currier.org/ . Call or stop in at the Library to reserve it.
Radon Detector Available at Library
The library now has a digital radon detector that you can check out to learn if your home is safe from radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that diffuses up from New Hampshire’s granite-rich substructure and seeps into our living spaces and water. This gas can have harmful effects on human health. Thank you, Mark & Peggy Longley, for your generous and important donation of our easy-to-use Airthings Corentium device! Give the library a call to learn more and/or to reserve the detector. 603-284-6665.
Books Sandwiched In
Below find the books and dates as well as reviewers selected for the 2024 season of Books-Sandwiched-In. Books-Sandwiched-In is a program of reviews offered at the library by the Friends of the Library (Samuel H Wentworth Library). It has been offered since some time in the early 1980’s every winter without fail. The committee chooses books and then finds community members willing to do a review and then lead a discussion of the book reviewed. The next Books Sandwiched In will be held on February 5 in the library's Community Room.
Please join the Friends of the Library at noon with a sandwich or your chosen lunch. Light refreshments, coffee and tea will be available.
February 5 - Empress of the Nile, by Lynn Olson
Reviewer: Jane Harrington
Subtitle: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt’s Ancient Temples from Destruction. Egyptian archaeology was dominated exclusively by men until Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt came along. After working secretly in the WWII resistance movement, the Louvre curator became a field archaeologist, with a knack for finding intact tombs and fighting bureaucracy.
February 26 – Eager, by Ben Goldfarb
Reviewer: Nancy Walser
Subtitle: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter Beavers can help us fight drought, floods, even the ravages of climate change. How can we learn to go-exist and even benefit from these industrious, semi-aquatic fellow travelers? Winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award.
March 4 - Rough Sleepers, by Tracy Kidder
Reviewer: Richard Knox
Subtitle: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People Kidder’s probing narrative reveals the humanity of some unforgettable individuals whose trials are a tribute to the human spirit. Dr. O’Connell’s patients are some of the most endangered people in Boston.
March 18 - Properties of Thirst, by Marianne Wiggins
Reviewer: Michael Henriques
World War II is the dramatic backdrop for this epic saga about love, family, and the American West. The novel’s interwoven plot-lines and characters evoke a spectacular landscape that is in deep trouble. Wiggins suffered a massive stroke just before finishing the novel, which her daughter helped her complete.
Sandwich Home Industries Lecture Series
The Sandwich Home Industries is pleased to host the return of our Winter Lecture Series. The next program will be a “Meet the Artist Brunch,” on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 10 – 11:30 am at the Benz Center, 18 Heard Road, Sandwich. Our featured artist, Jeremy Noyes, is and award-winning fine art landscape photographer, known for his exceptional seascape photography. A self-taught and nationally acclaimed artist with collectors world-wide, his work has been published both locally and internationally. Jeremy Noyes is respected as a creative force who continues to visually define the art of landscape photography.
Sandwich Historical Society
Historical Society News: The Society is closed for the season; however, our research library is open by appointment. Research hours are scheduled from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Please contact the Society (email preferred) to schedule an appointment: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charges for research: Members: First hour is free. Additional time is $15 per hour. Non-member: $15 per hour. Photocopies: $0.20 non-member, $0.15 member. Please note: certain materials in our collection are not suitable for copying. We are also able to conduct research for you; however, it is restricted to our archives and library resources. Please provide as many details in your email as possible. To aid in your research, please refer to our "Sandwich Historical Society Archives Organizational Structure" which can be found on the website, at https://www.sandwichhistorical.org/research--library.html.
We are a small museum and will do our best to assist with your research questions. Thank you!
International Night Dinners
The Benz Center is happy to announce that there are three International Nights this 2024 season. Three continents with three new speakers will be offered in January, February and March. All events begin at 5:30 and include a meal reflecting the country's cuisine, catered by Josette Lippincott.
The Canadian Rockies in September, presented by Chase & Susan Rozelle on Friday, February 9th. Hear about their September trip to Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Come for an evening of international delight including a Canadian dinner cooked by caterer Josette Lippincott.
The Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu, presented by Kit Kilbourne on Friday, March 8th.
Tickets are $30 each, cash or check. To reserve your seat (s), send a check for $30.00 per person per dinner to: The Doris L. Benz Center, PO Box 52, Center Sandwich NH 03227; attn: Theresa Hanks. To pay with cash, please contact Theresa at 603-284-7211. Your reservation is not confirmed until paid for. The Benz is not equipped to process credit card payments.
Off the Dock Players
Off the Dock Players are opening their season with a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The play features some of our very own Sandwich residents as actors and is directed by Nany Blaine and Rebecca Cole of Sandwich. It will be performed at the Sandwich Town Hall theater on February 23rd. Stay tuned for more details.
Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods
Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods acreage is snow-covered and waiting for adventurous cross-country skiers and snowshoers to come and blaze a trail. Enjoy pristine, wintry forest conditions. River Trail is snow-shoe only. Check the TRAILS page at chapmansanctuaryvisnywoods.com for conditions and updates. Parking area is plowed with plenty of space. Sign in at the Visitor’s Kiosk and enjoy a day in nature.
We hope you will come and experience all the wonderful ways to get outside and enjoy nature, here at CSVW all through 2024. Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods is open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk free of charge and depends on individual donations and grants for financial support. Located at 740 Mt. Israel Road in Sandwich.
Hello, beginner to intermediate musicians. We’ve been meeting every week at the Sandwich Town Hall, for almost a year now. We play acoustic trad music at a slow to medium tempo, and welcome all ages and abilities. If you’ve been trying to become more proficient on your instrument at home, playing with others in a group setting is a fantastic way to improve your game! We’re casual, non-judgmental, and friendly. Sessions are every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm and will continue through the long, dark, cold winter. Never an obligation to attend. It’s free! For more information, contact Christine Woodman at email@example.com
Friends and Fiber
If music isn’t your thing, maybe yarn is! Every Wednesday evening, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Library Community Room: Friends and Fiber Group: All abilities and ages of fiber enthusiasts (and those wanting to learn or just visit) are welcome to attend. Come with your knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting, rug hooking, embroidery, sewing or other fiber arts-related or hand-held project to work on. There is no charge and the group is casual and welcoming. While there is no formal instruction, if you have a question about your project, there is usually someone in attendance who can provide assistance. Experience is that the group is likely to gather on the off weeks as well as everyone enjoys the company and sharing of ideas. Should you wish more information or if you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bar addition at the Corner House is well under way, and the upstairs should be open this weekend! Stop in to cozy up by a fireplace and get some tasty food.
Corner House Inn Restaurant hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 4 – 9, Friday and Saturday 4 – 10, Sunday 9 – 9 with brunch from 9-1.
Friday evenings from 6 till 9, the Corner House hosts fantastic local musicians in the pub.
Friday, February 2 – The Sweetbloods
Friday, February 9 – Felicia Steriti22 Main Street, Sandwich, NH 03227, email: email@example.com
Foothills Café and Curio
Foothills Café is now open seven days a week.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am to 3 pm, with lunch being served until 2 pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 am until 9 pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and then dinner. And Sundays, brunch from 10 am – 3 pm, with music from noon to 2:00.
Thursday is Trivia night, beginning at 6 pm. Get your teams together and show everyone how smart you are.
Join the Foothills for Raclette Night! Saturday, January 27. Nancy Blaine of the foothills writes: Brief Description: It's really a group eating experience. Best to come with 4+ friends but okay to come as a couple (although you might be sharing a raclette grill with another couple.) You order a few options for grilling – steak, chicken, vegetables; and Farid provides you with a huge array of items from cornichons to sauces. You grill items at your table while you're melting the delicious raclette cheese below. When your items are grilled you put them onto your plate and cover them with the delicious melted cheese. Even a shoe sole would taste good with this cheese melted all over it.
So, gather a group or come in twos and experience one of the great après ski traditions of the French Alps. Seatings run from 6 to 7:15 and you have the table for the whole night. Call us or e-mail us for reservations.
The Foothills Café and Curio is located at 25 Main Street, Sandwich. 603-707-2424.
Fairgrounds Nordic Ski Trails
The Sandwich Parks and Recreation Department wishes to thank the Sandwich Fair Association for their support in making the fairgrounds available for the Nordic Ski Trails. The trail system has access points from Quimby Field, the South gate of the Fairgrounds (Squam Lake rd.), and by the main Fair office. The trail system goes throughout the fairgrounds, Fair parking areas, town leech field, and Quimby Field.
The community is encouraged to use the trails. However, this trail system is also used by the Inter-Lakes Nordic ski team on several afternoons a week. It is possible the trails will be busy on a weekday afternoon, but by no means closed, during these practices. The trails will be closed for Inter-Lakes ski races on Monday, 2/19.
Parks and Rec Director Ole Anderson asks that anyone who uses the trails for non-skiing purposes would respect that these are first and foremost groomed trails for skiers. If you feel this is the best place to take a stroll, whether alone, in a group, or with a dog, please keep your foot traffic to the edge of the groomed area. Footprints through the groomed area can severely and dangerously impact the terrain for the skiers. Please keep foot traffic to the outermost portion of the groomed area. These trails are not for sledding, please do not sled or allow your children to sled on the trails. If you do take your dog, please pick up their poop. Not doing so is unacceptable anywhere and our groomed Nordic ski trails are no exception.
If you have any questions, program or event ideas, or would like to volunteer in Sandwich’s Parks and Recreation Department, please contact Ole Anderson, Sandwich Parks and Recreation Director at (603) 284-6473 or
2 Basket Street Yoga
Led by Molly Powers Simmons, and located at 2 Basket Street, Center Sandwich.
Contact Molly at 617-461-9512, or visit the website at 2basketstreetyoga.com for more information or to sign up for classes. Drop-in price: 15.00; 5-class pass - $65.00.
Saturday 1/27 - 9am: 60 min - All Levels Flow with Molly - in studio and on Zoom
Monday 1/29 - 8am: 60 min - All Levels Flow with Molly - in studio and on Zoom
Wednesday 1/31 - 9am: 60 min - All Levels Flow with Molly - in studio and on Zoom
Dragonfly Yoga Barn
Dragonfly is in high energy mode this January with Snowga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Training weekends, but don't forget we have yoga classes in our RADIANT FLOOR HEATED Yoga Barn. No chilly yoga toes here!
Thursday 1/25 – 5pm: Vinyasa Flow
Friday 1/26 – 8am: Yin Yoga
Saturday 1/27: 8am: 5 Element Flow (online only)
Sunday 1/28 – 5pm: Yin
Learn more and register for classes at www.dragonflyyogabarn.com.
And for those of you who love to travel with your yoga, we've got International Retreats in 2024, and they are all fabulous!!!!
Dragonfly will be closed for a month while Katie is in India for her annual Ayurveda Retreat! Look for recorded yoga class "bundles" coming next week to keep you going during that time.
Ireland Travel Retreat: April 23- 30: ONE ROOM LEFT
Mexico Yoga Retreat: November (date launch this week!)
Located at 280 Bennett Street, North Sandwich. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.dragonflyyogabarn.com.
Eastman House Counseling and Yoga
Offered by Heather Cameron. Located at 909 Holderness Road, Center Sandwich. Yoga class is held on Fridays, from 9- 10 am, Mindful Slow Flow. Slow flow yoga is a gentle practice which combines deep breathing, stretching and relaxed postures to bring restorative energy and serenity to your body and mind. Perfect for Fall!
Preregister via email, email@example.com.
Indoor Walking at Sandwich Central School
The Sandwich Parks and Rec. Department is bringing back their Senior Striders program. The Sandwich Central School gym will be open Sundays from 2 – 4 pm for indoor walking. This is for folks hoping to stretch their legs and get their steps in on less icy terrain. Doors will be unlocked automatically from 2 until 3:15 pm every Sunday. Please carry in shoes to walk in, and change in hallway, as tracking in snow and ice will make the gum floor very slippery. No ball or other activities allowed at this time; this is for adults only.
Open Gym Saturdays
The Sandwich Central School gym will be open Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm for kids in grades 4 – 8 for basketball shoot-around or other gym activities.
Adult Pickup Basketball and Indoor Pickleball
Adult pickup basketball takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Sandwich Central School Gym. Indoor Pickleball meets at Sandwich Central School Gym on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings 5 – 7 pm.
Tamworth Community Food Center Welcomes You
If you or someone you know is in a position where access to food would be of help, please call the number provided. There are resources. The primary goal of the Tamworth Community Food Center is addressing hunger for those in need, serving the communities of Tamworth and Sandwich, NH. We are dedicated to providing fresh and nutritious food to people and families who may go without it. Donations from individuals, local organizations, businesses, and the towns provide stability and support, addressing the essentials of our citizens via sustainable solutions. It is our goal to tackle both short and long-term needs.
Every other Wednesday, 11am -3 pm.
Next date: Wednesday, January 31
Located at St Andrews Church, 678 Whittier Road, Tamworth, NH. General Questions: 603-960-4067.
Moultonboro senior meals are held Monday through Thursday at the Moultonboro Community Center (formerly Old Lions Club) at 139 Old Route 109. All are welcome. Coffee is ready at 11:30!
Join the fun at our Wednesday lunch here in Sandwich! Sandwich senior (60+) meals take place on Wednesdays at noon at the Benz Center, 18 Heard Road, Center Sandwich.
Next week’s menu:
Monday, January 29: Grilled chicken breast, rice Pilaf, butternut squash, zucchini, garlic bread, bananas
Tuesday, January 30: Thai style beef, Lo Mein noodles, carrots, whole wheat dinner rolls, Mandarin oranges
Wednesday, January 31: Chicken Parmesan over Penne pasta, spinach, garden salad, lite salad dressing, garlic bread, apples
Thursday, February 1: Open-faced turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, mashed potatoes, green beans, braised cabbage, grapes
Due to the rising cost of food now available for the meals program, a suggested donation of $3.00 for each meal would be appreciated. Takeouts are $3.00. Please call 603-476-5110 for takeout orders or to sign up to have meals delivered.
Sandwich has a firewood sharing program dedicated to helping local folks who may need temporary assistance in staying warm. If you are a Sandwich resident in need, please contact Mark Longley, Sandwich Wood-share Coordinator. 603-284-6294, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain Breeze Farm
Specializing in farm raised beef and pork, with many cuts available Also producers of fine Maple Syrup. Contact Ryan at 603-677-2605, email@example.com.. If you are looking for individual cuts of beef or pork, or maple syrup, you can check out the website and online ordering options at mountainbreezefarmnh.com. Located at 327 Dale Road Find them online at mountainbreezefarmnh.com.
Something Wild Farm
Located at 430 North Sandwich Road. Pasture raised eggs, Maple Syrup, hand made candles, and more. Contact Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out their website, somethingwildfarm.com.
Waxing Moon Gardens
The CSA store is officially live on our website! www.waxingmoongardens.com Tell all your friends!!
Waxing Moon Gardens is located at 222 Whiteface Intervale, North Sandwich. Contact them at email@example.com.
Chestnut Meadow Farm
Located at 146 Wentworth Hill Road, (Route 109) Sandwich. Fresh Eggs from soy-free organic fed hens. Stop by the self- serve farmstand for eggs, or visit online at chestnutmadowfarm.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to place an order for eggs.
Selectmen’s Office News
A notice will be posted on the town website when town reports are available for pickup at the Selectmen’s Office.
Please note we are still looking for Planning Board members and a member for the Remick Park Advisory Committee. Interested members of the public are encouraged to send a letter/email of interest to the Selectmen’s Office.
The Energy Committee will hold another meeting about the proposed municipal solar array on Tuesday, February 13th.
The 2024 Budget Hearing and separate public hearing for bond issue greater than $100,000 (CDFA solar array loan) will take place on February 8th.
The business session of the annual town meeting will take place on Saturday, March 16th at 10 AM at Sandwich Central School.
UPCOMING ELECTIONS FOR 2024:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - Town Election
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - Town Meeting
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 - State Primary Election
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - State General Election
Polls open at 8:00 am for all State/Federal Elections (10am for Town Election); Polls close at 7:00pm.
October 6, 2023 was the last day registered voters could change their party affiliation prior to the Presidential Primary. New voters may continue to register until election day, as permitted by law.
All elections are held on the second floor of Town Hall located at 8 Maple Street, Sandwich, NH. It is important to note that the Town Clerk/Tax Collectors Office is always closed on election days.
Town offices contact information:
Alison Gage, Town Clerk/Tax Collector, email@example.com
Town Clerk’s office hours: Tues & Thurs 8:00am to 5:30pm
Courtney Delaney, Town Administrator, may be reached during regular office hours, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Cox, Administrative Assistant, may be reached during regular office hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. e-mail: email@example.com
Town of Sandwich
8 Maple Street, PO Box 194
Sandwich, NH 03227
Sandwich Transfer Station
2023-2024 facility stickers are required for use of the Transfer Station (and swimming facilities). Stickers are available for purchase at Town Hall, by mail or by drop box. Transfer Station use is strictly prohibited for vehicles without stickers/passes (even for longtime residents!).
Sandwich Transfer Station hours are Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please arrive at the Transfer Station at least 15 minutes before closing to allow for unloading and closure for the day. Kevin and John appreciate being able to close on time. Reminder: if you are recycling larger cardboard, please be sure it is cut to a maximum size of 4' x 4'. Larger pieces jam up our compactors!
Harvest Church of the Lakes Region
Harvest Church invites you to join them at 80 Bean Road in Moultonborough, Sundays at 10:00 am for contemporary worship and Biblical teaching. Harvest’s mission is to Love God, Love Others, and Go into All the World. Harvest Church has several meetings during the week as well: a men’s Bible Study on Mondays in Sandwich, a women’s Bible Study on Monday mornings in Moultonborough, and a home church meeting on Wednesdays in Sandwich. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-476-7037.
In the Round
In the Round, a community discussion group for the past 24 years, meets weekly in Sandwich. Meetings are Sunday, in person at the Benz Center, 18 Heard Road. Doors open at 8:30, discussion begins at 8:45. The discussion generally runs until 10am, or a bit longer. The topic is always thought provoking and related to what people are thinking about these days. In the Round welcomes all points of view, reasonably and respectfully considered. Anyone who wishes to join in that spirit of dialog is invited. Various viewpoints are welcomed. Everyone is welcome.
North Sandwich Friends (Quaker) Meeting
North Sandwich Friends Meeting is open for in-person worship every Sunday from 10 – 11 a.m. in the 1881 historic Meeting House. The Meeting House is located at 354 Quaker Whiteface Road in North Sandwich, just north of the Durgin covered bridge.
Community Church of Sandwich
Proclaiming & Living the Unconditional Love of God through Jesus Christ. The Community Church of Sandwich has moved from the summer location at the Baptist Meetinghouse and now meets at the Methodist Meetinghouse, 6 Main Street until next spring. Contact us by Mail: PO Box 267, Sandwich, NH 03227 or email at email@example.com.
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To learn more about Personal Mastery Programs, see the listing under services on this website, or go to www.pmpcoach.com