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.
The Town Clerk’s office is closed on Fridays for the month of July and August.
RPL Summer Reading Club presents Bryson LANG!
Wednesday, July 3rd
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!)
The Planning Board Meeting set for July 5th has been canceled. All business including the Lavoie Sub-division on Rollins Road and the Paul’s Automotive Site Plan Modification on Main Street has been moved to August 2nd 2016 Regular Planning Board Meeting.
NO FIREWORKS ALLOWED FOR JULY 4 HOLIDAY
Town Ordinance 10-03 requires a permit be issued by the Fire Department for anyone wishing to display permissable fireworks. The deadline to request a permit has passed, so police will confiscate all illegal fireworks and issue tickets for those found in violation of the ordinance.
Baer Road will be closed again tomorrow, June 30th. Paving has been delayed yesterday and today due to rain.
Next week they will work on shoulder gravel and line striping but will be open to one lane of traffic.
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.
On Thursday, Eversource will be replacing a rotted utility pole on Pine Street. Sometime between 830 am and 900 am there will be a town wide power outage lasting for a couple of hours.
Pine Street between Prospect Street and Beccaris Drive will be closed to all traffic during the pole replacement.
Baer Road will be CLOSED June 20th to June 29th from 7am to 6pm for road work. Please plan an alternate route.
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.