Sports History Talks at the Wentworth House

Baseball fans and bicycling enthusiasts who are interested in the histories of their respective sports won’t want to miss two up-coming talks at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House. Both lectures are being presented in connection with “Neighborhood Entertainments: New Englanders at Play,” the exhibit on early New England sports and recreation currently on view at the Wentworth House.Zip Zamarchi will present an illustrated talk about penny farthings, bone shakers and other forerunners of the modern bicycle on Tuesday, July 26. Mr. Zamarchi is a cycling historian and an avid collector of antique bicycles and bicycling memorabilia. Several items from his extensive collection are included in the exhibit.

On Tuesday, August 9, Brian Sheehy will describe the game of baseball the way it was played by early teams such as the Portsmouth Rockinghams and the Newburyport Clamdiggers: no gloves, underhand pitching, and woolen knickerbocker uniforms. In addition to being an historian of the game, Mr. Sheehy plays base ball in the style of the 1800s with the Essex Vintage Base Ball Club.

Both talks will be presented at 7 pm, and the doors will open at 6 pm for visitors who would like to tour the exhibit prior to the presentation. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Admission to the presentations and the exhibit is $5 for the general public and free for members of ARCH.

Maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center, the Colonel Paul Wentworth House is located at 47 Water Street in Rollinsford, NH. For more information, call (603)742-4747 or (603) 749-1966.

Special Guest at RPL Wednesday!

RPL Summer Reading Club presents Bryson LANG!

Wednesday, July 3rd

@ 10am 

Come down to the library and see the all-star juggler Bryson Lang juggle a basketball, a baseball, a volleyball, a tennis ball and a soccer ball…on his nose…all while talking about his favorite books!*

Funding for this Kids, Book and the Arts event is provided by the Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation in memory of Recbecca Lee Spitz, a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

*(This is probably impossible, but you can ask!)

C-RiSe Meeting

The public is invited to attend the first of several local C-RiSe (Climate Risk in the Seacoast) meetings to be held at the Rollinsford Town Hall on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 pm. The discussion will cover assessing vulnerabilities of municipal assets and resources. Kyle Pimental of Strafford Regional Planning Commission will oversee the meeting. Representatives of all local departments and committees have been invited to participate in the discussion.

NHDOT Road Maintenance – Main Street

The Select Board has noticed that the  NHDOT has begun its planned work on Main Street.   The project as originally presented to the town this past winter emcompasses maintenance resurfacing of Main Street as well as ensuring handicapped access to/from the sidewalks.   The town has not been notified of the current schedule but anticipates that the sidewalk work will be followed by the resurfacing work.