Saturday, December 28, 2013


Many people are looking for next sizes in children's skates.  Anybody have a great idea how to facilitate a swap or lending program at the library?
Just sayin'  ... there are libraries that do cake pans, fishing poles & tools   ... why not skates?
Maybe our Recycling Center volunteers could keep an eye out for us as well?
Please talk to Kristin or Gail at the Library if you can help.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Library Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1 so that our wonderful, hardworking librarians can celebrate the holidays with their families.  Thank you, Gail and Kristin, for all you do!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

PTO Holiday Raffle

It's that most wonderful time of the year - the PTO Holiday Raffle is back!!  This year's prizes are a 40” Westinghouse LED HDTV (120Hz 1080p), a 16Gb iPad Mini, and a $100 Walmart Gift Card.

Raffle tickets are $10/each and only 200 tickets will be sold!  The drawing is this Friday, December 20th - so that lucky winners can decide whether to keep the goodies for themselves or gift them for Christmas.  :)  Reach out to Angélique Moon (769-0680) or Christine Bergeron (774-930-4606) for tickets, and best of luck to you!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Community Conversation

The Greenfield Planning Board and the Neighborhood Advisory Committee want the public to know that we’re having a meeting on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at the Stephenson Memorial Library in the Wensburg Room from 9-11 a.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to give input into a proposed Neighborhood Heritage District Ordinance for the village of Greenfield. In our vision statement work of 2012, the public urged that the community take steps to protect the village and its resources. To that end, the Planning Board and the Neighborhood Advisory Committee are proposing the creation of a Neighborhood Heritage District. This overlay district  is designed to preserve the character of the village and requires that certain activities of property owners be subject to review by the Planning Board. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available on the Town website in the Planning Board section or at the Town Offices.
On Saturday, the actual language of the proposed ordinance will be discussed by the public for the first time. Refreshments and child care will be provided. We hope you can attend. For further information, contact Bob Marshall at or 547-3350.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Eat Pancakes, buy a tree!

Sat. Nov. 30 at the Greenfield Meeting House the Boy Scouts will be holding a fundraising pancake breakfast. $5 adults, $3 kids with a $20 family max.

They will also be selling Christmas Trees for only $35!

Library closed Thursday

The Library will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Regular hours otherwise for Legos, Books, Movies and Connectivity.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The GIVers Holiday Wreath Sale

The GIVers (Greenfield Independent Volunteers) are selling balsam fir wreaths to support their charitable work in Greenfield.
Wreaths are 12",  double-sided and come with a hand-made red bow.
Orders may be placed through Nov 27 by calling Neal Brown at 603-547-2023 or 508-259-9735.   Wreaths cost $10 each.  Individual orders of 5 or more receive a 10% discount.  All orders should be picked up at the Harvester Market in Greenfield on Sat. Nov. 30 between 10 AM and 3 PM.  Wreaths also will be available there for direct purchase. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013


November 3 at 4:00 pm at Crotched Mountain Rehab Center.
Prizes.  Free.  547 1892.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Story Time

Thursday, October 31, 11:00 at the Library.  Family story time and craft.
Library is open for Trick or Treat.

Toven - certified therapy dog

Wednesday, October 30 at the Library at 4:30pm.  Visit and stories.

Friday, October 18, 2013


Saturday, October 19 , 9 AM - 3 PM, 3rd annual train show to be held at the Historical Society Museum. Includes displays, slide shows, active train from Wilton, vendors, raffles, lunch and much more.


On Tuesday, October 22nd, the Greenfield Conservation Commission will host a presentation on timber harvesting at the Stephenson Memorial Library in the Wensburg Room from 7 to 8pm. Forrester Karla Allen and Eric Johnson from the NH Timber Owners Association will present “Demystifying Timber Harvesting,” a basic introduction to logging your land. If you have ever considered a timber cut on your property, this is the program for you. There will be an interactive discussion during and after the program. Everyone is welcome. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Saturday, 10/19 and Sunday, 10/20 from 10:00 to 2:00 at 60 Cavender Road.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I think I can! I think I can!

Saturday, October 19 , 9 AM - 3 PM, 3rd annual train show to be held at the Historical Society Museum. Includes displays, slide shows, active train from Wilton, vendors, raffles, lunch and much more.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Discovering New England Stone Walls - A talk by Kevin Gardner

At the Library, Thursday 10/17 at 7:00 pm
Kevin's informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Country Man Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics.  He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape.  Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.  He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.  Kevin is a writer, teacher, tradesman and lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH.  For nearly forty years he has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely know for traditional New England Stonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures.  He has also published poetry, songs, and essays, including “Radical Resilience: American Families from 1850-2001” (with Brenda Foley), which appeared in the anthology No Higher Calling, and “Land of Stone”, an examination of several historic sites in the Monadnock Region, in the 2006 anthology Where the Mountain Stands Alone.



At the Library. Thursday 10/17 at 4:30

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Moves are afoot to petition the town for a Special Town Meeting.  The text of the petition is below.
Here are the ways you can sign the petition:
Bob Brown will make himself available for anyone to swing by so they can read and sign the petition across from the Greenvale Cemetery on his property: (In front of the big white fence)
Sunday         3 PM to 3:30 PM
Monday       6 PM to 6:30 PM
Otherwise, please email Janet Renaud at JRomane202@myfairpoint and she will arrange to collect your signature by meeting you somewhere.
Text of petition:
We, the undersigned, request that a Special Town Meeting be held regarding gravel and sand processing on Lot R7-28 on Forest Road, adjacent to Greenvale Cemetery.This special meeting is to correct the misimpression left at the last Town Meeting  (March 2013)that a feasibility study (for $15,600) would be done to present a future warrant article to the town about relocating the DPW center to this property and to harvest thousands of dollars of gravel and sand. Instead, the warrant article was changed (illegally in some opinions) so that the BOS moved ahead and tooksteps, absent notice to abutters, or publicizing results from the feasibility study, or presenting the whole scope and details of the project to the town for a proper, informed vote. We, the undersigned, believe this project is too complicated, potentiallyinjurious to Zephyr Lake, the cemetery, the neighborhood and the townin general to be allowed to proceed absent a town vote after careful consideration.We further request that all town work on this project and property be suspended immediately until the will of the town shall be determined.
To be voted on at Special Town Meeting:
Article 1:              To see if the town will vote to raise ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for sand and gravel supplies for the use by the Department of Public Works in the course of their normal activities. All activities to move or relocate any building and structures to R7 lot-28 on Forest Road shall cease, as will the collection and preparation of sand and gravel on this location.

Friday, October 11, 2013


The Library will host a beginners quilting class taught by Kathy Bletz on October 26 from 9:00 to 3:00.

Learn the essentials for beginners to make a quilt using a sewing machine:  Basic Tools, Accurate cutting of fabric using a rotary cutter and mat, Sewing 1/4 inch seams and matching, ironing vs pressing.  Use your new skills to make a small, simple wall hanging.
For more information or to sign up for the class contact Bev Wakeman, 547 3495,


Spring Pond Farm will be taking part in the Wool Arts Tour on Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00 and on Sunday from 9:00 to 4:00.  Activities, demonstrations, wool and wool products.  More information at

Thursday, October 3, 2013

LEGOS for the Library
The LEGO company is giving away free LEGOS to libraries, but votes are needed.  Just go to the above link and "like" the Facebook page so you can vote for the Stephenson Memorial Library.  It only takes a moment.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Informational Meeting Thursday

Informational Meeting
Town of Greenfield – Board of Selectmen
The Board of Selectmen will hold an Informational Meeting on Thursday,October 3, 2013 from 6-7 pm at the Town Office conference room to discuss the use of town property on Forest Road (R7-28), and to hear the Department of Public Works plans for gravel processing on the acreage adjacent to the Greenvale cemetery property. The Public is invited.

Monday, September 30, 2013

44th Annual Greenfield Harvest Fair

This Saturday Oct 5th is the 44th Annual Greenfield Harvest Fair, held right at our own Meeting House!

This year’s Fair is chock-full of festivities and fun:
  • Over 20 local vendors and crafters, indoors and out
  • Delicious homemade foods including chilis, chowders, soups and more
  • Pony rides courtesy of Kilkenny Horse Center and hay rides courtesy of Ray Cilley and Mike Steere from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Children’s games area and pumpkin decorating
  • Face painting courtesy of the Hillsborough Gleaners
  • Bake sale featuring homemade pies, breads and other goodies
  • Our perennial White Elephant sale - whether you put down something old or pick up something new there's sure to be something here for everyone!
  • A HUGE Silent Auction and Raffle with thousands of dollars of goods and services including a family membership to the Mariposa Museum, dinner and a movie with the Peterborough Diner and Peterborough Community Theater, tickets for the Palace Theatre in Manchester, ski passes for Crotched Mountain, Granite State Whale Watch tickets, a class at the Sharon Arts Center, Park Hopper tickets for Disney World, and much more!
We're especially excited that this year's fair will feature several budding artists and crafters in our first ever Youth Vendor section, open from 10-11:30am.  Stop by to pick up a special treat made by our very own under 12 crowd! 

The 4th grade class at Greenfield Elementary School has already gotten into the spirit and created special Harvest Fair flags that will be used to decorate the Greenfield Meeting House and grounds on the day of the Fair.  

The Harvest Fair will be held rain or shine from 9am-3pm and admission is free.  All PTO proceeds go directly to benefit the students of Greenfield Elementary School.

And don't forget that the Friends of the Library book and yard sale will be held on the Library grounds to coincide with the Harvest Fair!  Local businesses The Riverhouse Cafe, Envisage Nail Spa & Boutique, and Forget Me Not Antiques and Collectibles are also getting into the act, from providing music on the day to donating a percentage of their daily revenues to the Greenfield Elementary School PTO.

Be sure to come by Saturday and check it out!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Welcome to the Riverhouse Cafe

The new café at the Greenfield Meeting Place is officially open.  We hear that the menu is inviting and reasonably priced and they are open all day.  Here's to their success!

Friday, September 20, 2013

36th Annual Crotched Mountain Hawkwatch Saturda 9/21

Francie Von Mertens (“Backyard Birder” columnist for the Monadnock Ledger) and Meade Cadot (Harris Center Naturalist Emeritus) will be spotting the hawks from Crotched Mountain. On good days, we’ve seen Broad-winged Hawks by the hundreds. Ospreys and Bald Eagles are also likely. From Route 31 in Greenfield, turn uphill at the sign to Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center. Parking is on the left, just past the entrance to the center. It’s a 10-minute hike up to the watch site on Blueberry Ridge. Come anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Francie (vonmertens@myf​ or Meade (cadot@harrisce​

Tractor and Antique Farm Implement Show - FREE

Oak Park, Saturday 9/21 and Sunday 9/22 from 8:00 to 4:00
Old and new tractors, trucks, cars; lunger engines, tractor skill driving demonstrations; shingle mill; raffle; flea market.  Greenfield Harness and Bar Club.  Rain or shine.  Info 547 3351

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Corn stalks wanted

The hanging flower baskets in the town center will soon need to be replaced.  The GIVers will decorate the common with a fall theme and are looking for an inexpensive - or, better still, FREE - source of corn stalks.  If you can help, please contact Adele Hale at 547 3403, or just reply to this post. 

Library closed on Friday

The Librarians will be attending a conference on Friday, 9/20 so the Library will be closed for the day.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The GIVers

The GIVers will hold their monthly meeting at the Wensberg Room of the Library at 8:30 am Wednesday 9/16.  Anyone interested in joining - or just checking out - this lively group is welcome to attend.  For more information, call Neal Brown at 547 2023.

Historical Society Program

Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about our local apples.  Historical Society 7:00 pm Wednesday 9/18.

We need a hay wagon!

The Greenfield PTO 44th annual Harvest Fair is fast approaching!  This great community event will take place October 5th at the Greenfield Meeting House, with vendors, food, and plenty of family-friendly activities.  The PTO is still looking for a hay wagon that can be used to offer hay rides to the adorable munchkins, parents, and grandparents.  If you have one that they can use (you drive? they drive? just let them know!) please reach out. If you know someone who does, please pass on the message! The hay ride is a great part of this annual tradition, and hay-piggy-back-rides just wouldn’t be the same.  If you  can help, please call Angelique at 603 769 0680 or email

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Historical Society program

Greenfield Historical Society's Wednesday evening program on the 18th at 7PM will feature Rich Stadnick of Greenfield.
He will be talking about old varieties of apples, their characteristics, grafting and feral apple trees found in the area. This should prove to be a very interesting program.  Free and open to the public. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reminder - Community Conversationn Saturday morning

 9:00 to 12:00 at the Library.  Find out what the Planning Board has in mind to protect the village district.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Apartment for rent

Greenfield 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment available October 1st. W/D hookup, stove/refrigerator.
No pets, non- smoking. Close to town, newly decorated. $725.00 plus utilities.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Yard Sale

Saturday September 7, 8:00 to 2:00 at 128 Old Bennington Road
Multi family yard sale with kitchen and household items, furniture, books.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Memorial Benefit Saturday

Saturday, September 7 , 1PM to 9PM  4TH Annual Memorial Benefit for Brian LeBlanc at Oak Park.
Horse shoe tournament, lots of BBQ foods to purchase, raffles, 50/50 raffle, music starting at 5PM with Greenfield's own Boogie Men.

All proceeds benefit Phoenix House and Emily Aho (Brian's daughter) college fund.

Hope you can stop by and say "hello."
Adele Hale

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Community Conversation September 14

In spring of 2012, as part of the vision statement of our updated Master Plan, residents directed The Planning Board to explore ways to preserve and protect the village. After securing two Community Planning Grants, the Planning Board is holding the second in a series of Community Conversations for residents on Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 until noon at the Stephenson Memorial Library in the Wensburg Room. The subject of the conversation will be the creation of a Neighborhood Heritage District in the village. Copies of the proposal are available on line at the Town website at
and at the Town Offices. All residents are welcome. Refreshments will be served and child care will be provided. For further information, contact Bob Marshall at or 547-3350 after 4 p.m.”

Monday, August 26, 2013


The last concert for this year will be held at 6:30 on August 27 featuring
Mottau, Drew and Clark playing blues-folk mix.  FREE!  Bring a chair or blanket.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Folksoul Music festival

Sunday 8/18 at 8 Driscoll Road
Children's songs by Matt Heaton; Annalivia: the Tara Greenblatt Band; Trip to Nelson; Deadstring and Folksoul ensembles.  Local foods and treats.  Suggested donation $10. Students/seniors $5.   Under 12s free.

Yard Sale

Saturday 8/17 10-3 at 750 Forest Road
Multi family.  Appliances, clothing, household items.
Proceeds benefit GCCC building fund.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Music on the Common

Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30
Gutzy Right country music.  Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy FREE music. 

Picture of the Library

A message from Warren Aldrich -
I have taken some pictures of the library one of which I have put on Fineart America.
If people want to purchase a print there or right through me, I will put whatever money I get into flowers for the front of the library.  Phone 562 7731 or email

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Animal Show

Friday 8/2  Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center hosts Creature Teachers for LIVE Animal Show at 1:00 pm in their air conditioned facility



104th Birthday open House
THIS Friday, 8/2, 11-3, refreshments exhibits, digital demos

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Edible Books Showcase & Judging

Sat, 27th, 11 am at the Library.  Edible Books Showcase & Judging followed by Friends of the Library Picnic.  Bring your favorite to share.  We'll provide beverages. Edible Books for Dessert?

Firemen's Muster

Oak Park - Sunday July 28th, 11am-5pm
Come cheer on area fire dept. teams as they compete against each other during 5 events.
Food is available for sale by the Greenfield Fire Dept.: hotdogs, burgers, chicken and salads.
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Mountain Rd. will be closed between Whitney Drive (at the Plowshare Farm) and the Peterborough town line on Tuesday July 23rd and Wednesday the 24th for paving from 6:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Music on the common

FREE concert, Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 outside the Meeting House. Robbie O'Donnell performing traditional Irish ballads.  Bring a chair or blanket.  Refreshments available.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Library summer program

Insects/Animals Underground - Fri, 12th, 12:30 Story Picnic

Barn Sale Friday and Saturday

22 Slip Road Friday, July 12 - 9AM - 4 PM, Saturday, July 13th 9 AM - 1 PM. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, vinyl, kitchenware, rugs, books, children's corner, post cards, much more.
Offering 20% off entire shop. Hope to see you then.

Library looking for "coffee station"

ISO Baker's rack type station for coffee.  Needs to be low profile to fit behind circulation desk. < less than 16" deep, < 5' tall, up to 36" wide, Lighter color the better.  Wood or metal.
If you find a super bargain let the Librarians know.  Freebie even better.  Thanks.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Library LOGO Contest

LOGO Contest - Watch for insert in an upcoming SPIRIT or ask at the library. Looking for Greenfield resident artists to contribute original design to be used for Library branding. Your design must incorporate the highbush blueberry.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Independence Day

Let's bring back a wonderful old tradition of ringing our bells on July 4th in recognition of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Bring any bell you have to our town common
on Thursday at 2 pm to show our love for our country and true spirit of freedom.  Next year we will be able to ring the actual bell in the meeting house tower, but for this year we will have to bring our own.
I hope as many of you as possible will be able to take a few minutes and come down. Rain or shine. 
Adele Hale

Monday, July 1, 2013

A brief note from the Planning Board:

As part of our continuing efforts in our Round 2 Community Planning Grant, we are fortunate to have the professional services of Maggie Stier from the NH Preservation Alliance and her consultant, Liz Hengen in town.  Starting today, July 1, as part of our work to define our village, they will be visible throughout the village trying to characterize its nature, its extent and the features that warrant protection/ preservation. Their work may include photographing key elements of the village. They will be meeting with Planning Board member Bob Marshall today in the town offices and then begin their “reconnaissance” of the village.

Their work will be a part of a draft of a proposed ordinance the Planning Board will be bringing to the public this fall for input. The intent of this note is to inform residents of this activity. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bob Marshall at or call 547-3350 after 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Greenfield Village Initiative

The Greenfield Planning Board and Village Advisory Committee would like to hear from you!
Greenfield began development of an updated Master Plan in 2012 which will help to guide us for the next 10 years. The Master Plan vision statement reflects strong support from townspeople for preserving/protecting the rural and historical character/resources of the town, encouraging business growth, and maintaining open space and natural habitats.  It is a priority of the Planning Board to help protect traditional character, encourage new investment and manage change.
The Planning Board is pleased with the outcome of the renovated Greenfield Meeting Place.  In June, the project was recognized for its excellence by the NH Housing Authority and Plan NH as a model in the category Adaptive Re-Use Rural. Although the renovations and changes there were strictly voluntary, the Planning Board made suggestions that the new owner was willing to accept.  Alternate scenarios would have been less fortuitous for the town.  The building could have been torn down.  The spot could have been left vacant. A new structure on this lot might not have used traditional building materials or blended well with the village’s existing character.  Parts of the building could have been changed or removed.  In short, Greenfield was very fortunate that this renovation was completed in a way that strengthens, rather than detracts, from the character of our historic village center. 
Building on the success of the Greenfield Meeting Place, the Planning Board is exploring a new tool in NH, the creation of a Village Heritage District, which would help to guide and encourage other new investments in the village while protecting what we value. The Planning Board and a volunteer Advisory Committee of residents is now working on the various aspects of a Village Heritage District including a proposed new zoning overlay that would designate a Village Heritage District.  The purpose of this district would be to allow an Advisory Committee and the Planning Board to review developments in the village with an eye toward enhancing our historic assets while supporting new development.
You can access our brief survey in written form at the Stephenson Library, Harvester Market or the Town Offices. If you prefer, go to the Town Website and see the link on the home page (works better for us because the data is automatically processed). Survey will conclude on July 8, 2013". Thanks for your input.”

Thursday, June 20, 2013

YARD SALE Saturday 6/22

24 Gould Hill Road, 8 - 1.
Furniture, knick knacks, games, toys, linens, electronics and lots more.

Free Concert Friday June 21

7:00 pm at Plowshare Farm.  Ilana Davidson, soprano, and Stacey Shames, harp, will perform To a Child Dancing in the Wind, a work by John Taverner based on the poetry of William Butler Yeats.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Library summer reading program

June - Week I – Root Veggies -

Wed, 19th – Sat 22nd, Sign up Dig into Reading

Fri, 21, 12:30 Stories & Lunch, BYO Picnic to share on the lawn, First Day of SUMMER!

(Sat, 6/22 Great American Backyard Campout – Stock up on Ghost Stories, Recipes, Games & Crafts – Tells us about your campout or share pictures for an extra chance at Week I Raffle)

YARD SALE Saturday

June 22, 9 - 12.  676 Forest Road.  Children's books, furniture, toys, household items, clothing.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Yard Sale Saturday 6/15

19 Sawmill Road, multi-family sale, 9-2.  Lots of children's items, household and decorations.

Friday, May 31, 2013


Saturday, June 1 at the Historical Society Museum.  10:00 to 2:00.  Free antique appraisals (up to three items, no jewelry).  Flea Market.  Exhibits.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Sunday at 12 noon.  Free lunch and ice cream social at the Meeting House after the parade.


131 Zephyr Lake Road
Saturday 9-2
Multi family.  Furniture, toys, books, tools and hardware.

79 Pine Ridge Road
Saturday 8-12
Antiques and vintage kitchen, shop and yard items.

22 Slip Road
Saturday 9-3
Moving Sale.  Forget Me Not Antiques and collectibles

Monday, May 20, 2013


Jean and George Rainier at
Greenfield Gardens /Rainier's Sugar House
have maple syrup for sale.
Quarts 20.00.  Pints 11.00.  Half-pints 6.00

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Blueberry Bushes GONE!

All the blueberry bushes have been sold.  Thank you to those who bought them and may you have many happy desserts from them.

Friday, May 10, 2013


FORGET ME NOT Antiques and Collectibles will open for their 9th season on Saturday, May 11.  Watch for the sign on the common and the open flag at 22 Slip Road. 

They have lovely Mother's Day treasures, vintage glass, teapots, jewelry, postcards, music and more.  They will also be at the Peterborough Antiques Market in Depot Square on Sunday, May 12.  Appointments welcome.  547 3403  

Blueberry bushes still available

There are still a few blueberry bushes available from the Conservation Commission for $15 each.  Contact Neal Brown at 547 2023. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Mark your calendars for an interesting show at the Meeting House co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Humanities on Council Tuesday, May 14th, 7PM.
The program is titled" Harnessing History: On the Trail of NH's State Dog."  Bob Contrell will be speaking on the development of dog sledding in NH and about NH's specific dog sled breed, the Chinook.  Mr. Contrell will be bringing his own Chinook, Tug.
 Light refreshments will be served.  Contact: Adele Hale 547-3403

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Like to grow your own fresh, organic vegetables, fruit and flowers? 
Don’t have the space, enough sun, or maybe the know-how?
Why not join the Greenfield community gardeners?  We are a group of enthusiastic gardeners, some with years of experience, others new to growing vegetables, but all enjoying the opportunity to grow together in the sunny community garden by the Town Offices.

Raised beds (4’ x 8’) all ready to be planted cost a one-time fee of $50  A small number of lower cost or free beds are also available. 
Call Diane Boilard at 547 6662 for more information.

Business Opportunity

Brenda Parker has started a new business and would like to tell people about it.  She will hold an information meeting at her home at 194 Miner Road on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30 to 8:30.  For more information, call Brenda at 320 8857 or email her at

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bike Safety Rodeo

Bike Safety Rodeo for Kids 5-10 years old
Earn your Bicycle Safety Certification!
May 4, 10 am to Noon at the Greenfield Police Station
Includes Greenfield Police Open House!
Learn bike safety skills, and have your bike checked out and adjusted by an experienced bike mechanic. Helmet fitting and helmets available for kids that need one.
Prizes will be drawn, including a new mountain bike donated by EMS, 2 Anytime Ski Passes from Crotched Mountain,  bike baskets from Peterboro Baskets, and more...
A "Blue Light Ride" will conclude the rodeo, led by our own police!
Sponsored by the Greenfield Police. and brought to you by the Greenfield Brownies Girl Scouts.  Special thanks to Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center,  American Steel and Precast Erectors, and Spring Pond Farms for making it possible.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Woodstove for sale

Vermont Castings Resolute woodstove for sale.  $200.  Call 508-533-6175 Tim or Martha.

Blueberry bushes available

The Greenfield Conservation Commission has some blueberry bushes for sale at $15 per bush.  Please call Neal Brown (547-2023 or 508-259-9735) if you’re interested in buying one or several.  Blueberry bushes tend to be more productive if another blueberry bush is nearby.

Thanks to all the Greenfield Volunteers

Greenfield had another successful Roadside Roundup on April 21. This event relies on a large number of volunteers and the Greenfield Conservation Commission would like to thank everyone who participated.  Many residents in town collected nearly 200 bags of trash and were rewarded with a ham and bean dinner hosted by the Greenfield Woman’s Club. We raffled off 21 prizes donated by local merchants.  When you have some money to spend, please consider supporting our local businesses. The Planning Board provided ice cream for all and presented a program on what a heritage district might mean for Greenfield. To help us prepare for the Roundup, the GIVers once again provided the labor hours needed to prepare our advance mailing. Town employees Catherine Shaw and Carol Burgess also assisted us. Carol graciously opened the Recycling Center on a Sunday. Thank you Carol and all the volunteers who made the 2013 Roadside Roundup a big success.
Carol Irvin                                                                        
Greenfield Conservation Commission, Chair

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Business Opportunity

Brenda Parker has started a new business and would like to tell people about it.  She will hold an information meeting at her home at 194 Miner Road on Thursday, April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30.  For more information, call Brenda at 320 8857 or email her at

Thursday, April 18, 2013

At the library 10:00 Saturday, April 20
Join the members of the community garden to swap seeds and seedlings and conversation.  If you have been considering a plot in the community garden, this is a great opportunity to find more about it and to meet a group of friendly and enthusiastic gardeners.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Earth Day is coming up

Watch your mail this week for an envelope from the Conservation Commission.  Those blue bags are on their way to you, so set aside some time to help with the annual roadside clean-up.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Greenfield Women's Club book scholarship

Applications are available from Conval HS guidance office, Harvester Market or the Library. A $750 book scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who is a Greenfield resident and has been accepted into a university, college or technical school.  Application deadline May 13.  More information:  Carele Mayer 547 2258.

Plowshare Farm free concert

Americana musician and songwriter Raina Rose will perform at Plowshare Farm on Saturday, April 13, at 2:00 pm.  Information 547 2547.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Two bedroom, second floor apartment.  Washer/dryer hookup, refrigerator, stove. Convenient to town amenities.  Available May 11.  Security Deposit, no pets, non smoking.  $725.  547 3403
Moving Sale Saturday  4/13 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Furniture, tools, lawn and garden equipment, dishes, home furnishings, etc.
1283 Forest Road

Moving Sale

 Moving the weekend of 4/26 from 83 Condy Road, Peterborough, to Antrim, NH
Several Shelf units available, 4 teak outdoor chairs, 547 0748 for more info



Wed, 17th, 7pm Open House with Friends Group
Thurs 18th, 4-6 pm, Display of Fiber Goods.
Sit n Knit w/ Trustee Jami Bascom
Fri, 19th, 10 am, Coffee w/Director Gail Smith
New Books, Fellow Readers ...
Sat, 20th, 10 am, Gathering of Gardeners,
Seed Swap
5th Year for our Community Garden
Displays by Historical Society, Plow Share Farm, Possible Robotics Demo Saturday Afternoon

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Historical Society Meeting Saturday

The members of the Greenfield Historical Society invite everyone to join them on Saturday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m.  After a brief business meeting, they will visit George Rainiers's home to tour either his newly constructed sap house or his portable saw mill.  For more information, call Lenny at 547 2198.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Greenfield's Got Talent!

Greenfield's Annual Talent Show will be held at the Meeting House at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 13.  Admission is only $1 plus an item for the food pantry.  You will laugh, you may cry, you do not want to miss it!

Launching Our Blog

Welcome to the Greenfield Happenings blog, sponsored by The GIVers.

This is an easy place to see what's happening around town.  Whether it's at Oak Park, the Town Hall, the Library, or just around the corner from your house, we have a lot to offer each other.  And this blog promises to be neat, sweet, and to the point.  What kinds of happenings can you expect to find?

  1. Town events (e.g. Blueberry Jamboree, Town Meeting)
  2. School events (e.g. NHDI, Open House)
  3. Library events (e.g. workshops/classes, contests)
  4. Meetings that impact you - we won't bore you with every meeting that happens in town, but if there's a specific public interest point we'll try to let you know about it
This is also the place where you can post items that you would like your neighbors to know about.  If you are holding a yard sale, if your cat or dog has gone missing, if you have something to sell or give away, just add a comment to the blog and get the word out to your friends and neighbors.

To get the most out of the blog, just enter your email address in the box to the right and hit Submit. That way you can get regular emails of updates without even needing to come back and check in.