Saturday, August 19, 2017

U.S.S. Kearsarge Crew to visit Warner, NH on August 31 and September 1

Each year a group of sailors from the U.S.S. Kearsarge are chosen to be considered for promotion to Chief.  As part of this process they visit Warner in order to learn about the town and mountain after which their ship is named.

This year, 16 members of the crew will be arriving in NH on August 30.  They will visit the Warner Town Hall at 9:00 a.m. on August 31 where they will be welcomed by the Warner Selectmen and American Legion Post #39.  The public is invited to join the crew on a hike up Mt. Kearsarge from Rollins State Park beginning around 9:30 a.m. The crew will stop for a photograph opportunity with the staff of the Rollins State Park on the way up and spend some time on top of the mountain before returning to the picnic area to eat lunch.  Please bring your own lunch and beverage.  After lunch, the crew will perform some volunteer work for the park before returning to Concord.  They will meet members of the American Legion Post #39 for an evening cruise and dinner on the M.V. Kearsarge.  The following day they will return to Warner to visit Main Street, the local museums and have lunch provided by the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce at the Jim Mitchell Park.  At 5:00 p.m. they will meet at the Mt. Kearsarge plaque behind the Soldier’s Monument for a photograph opportunity before the community dinner at the Town Hall.  The dinner is open to the public and is free of charge.  Gifts will be awarded to the crew and a slide show of past visits to Warner and townspeople of Warner visiting the U.S.S. Kearsarge will be on view.   This is an event you should not miss as the crew will share about their responsibilities aboard ship!  

Friday, August 18, 2017

From Where I Write: War-Time Letters of WWI

From Where I Write: War-Time Letters

Friday, August 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Warner Town Hall
5 East Main Street, Warner NH

During war-time, letter writing has been one of the main forms of communication between those serving abroad and those left behind.  Helping to ease the pain of separation, letters were written to express both the soldier's affections for their sweethearts and their yearning for home.

Personal stories and war-time experiences are vividly brought to life during this poignant presentation researched by Graham Gifford of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum and presented by the Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts.  Letters will be shared so that the audience may better understand what war looks, feels and smells like to those who lived it.

Permaculture Day Event in Warner

Saturday, August 26th 
9AM - 5PM 
NH Permaculture Day
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

The 5th annual gathering of teachers, learners, practitioners, activists and supporters of all things Permaculture.
Join us for workshops, demonstrations, skill sharing, local food and more! 
To learn more and participate visit:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Authors Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist August 22

Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist 

August 19, 2017 Warner Town Hall at 7 pm

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Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of award-winning crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel; Trespasser, which won the Maine Literary Award and was an American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller; Bad Little Falls, a Bookscan Bestseller; Massacre Pond, an Indie Next pick and an Indie Favorite, as well as a Bookscan Bestseller; The Bone Orchard, which received Down East's Best of Maine award; The Precipice, a LibraryReads selection and RT Top Pick; and Widowmaker, which was also a LibraryReads selection and a #1 Maine Sunday Telegram bestseller. The eighth and most recent addition to the series, Knife Creek, comes out in June 2017. His novels have been translated into 10 languages.

Paul is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, having served as Editor in Chief from 2005 to 2013 before stepping down to write full time. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission and a current member of the Maine Humanities Council. He is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly-fishing. You can read more about Paul and his books at

Kristen Lindquist, Paul's wife, is a poet and freelance writer whose writings have appeared in such venues as Down East, Bangor Metro, Bangor Daily News, as well as many literary journals and anthologies. Her chapbook Invocation to the Birds was published by Oyster River Press in New Hampshire as part of its Walking to Windward series. Her first full-length poetry collection, Transportation, was a finalist for a 2012 Maine Literary Award. Garrison Keillor read three poems from the book on National Public Radio's The Writer's Almanac. Her second book, Tourists in the Known World: New & Selected Poems, was published this spring.

Kristen attended Middlebury College and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. An avid birder, she leads bird walks all over Maine and for the Acadia Birding Festival. She has written a natural history column for the local paper for many years and for the past eight years has maintained a daily haiku blog, Book of Days, at She and Paul live at the foot of the Camden Hills in her hometown of Camden, Maine.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Music at The Local Friday August 4

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This Week at The Local! Jake Davis Live!
This Friday (August 4) at 8:00, The Local is Proud to Present Jake Davis. With his roots in Seacoast, NH, Jake shares his food for thought with his whiskey soaked, gravely voice, an acoustic guitar, and some foot percussion. At the budding age of 25, Jake’s songs tell the tales of an old soul, who has survived the trials and troubles of labor, love, and loss; An old soul who has been molded by long nights, mild neurosis, ruckus-raising hootenannies, women, temptation, and American music. More often than not, you can find him performing in clubs, bars, and places in-between with his string band, Jake Davis & the Whiskey Stones.
Other events at The Local, in Downtown Warner
Thursday Night The Local Hosts The Best Team Trivia Night in New Hampshire! Cathleen Always Puts Together an Intellectual Gauntlet Guaranteed to Keep You Guessing. It's Always a Hoot. Come See for Yourself. The Hilarity Ensues at 7:00
Saturday Night We're Chillin'. Once The Dinner Crowd Exits, We'll Turn Up The Juke Box, Break Out The Games & Have Some Fun. Come Relax with Us.
Every Wednesday at 5:00 is Wing Wednesday at The Local! We're Serving Up A Big Basket of Wings in your choice of Buffalo, Honey Sriracha, Korean BBQ, Sweet Thai Chili or BBQ Sauce just $7.99. Ranch, Blue Cheese, Carrots & Celery Included. Pair Them w/ a Refreshing Kapitol Kolsch from Concord Craft Brewing, or One of Our 50 Plus Beers! See You at 5:01!
Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday at The Local! Come In For Our Fabulous Fish Tacos. Lightly Fried Pollock, Raw Slaw & Avacodo Lime Sauce in Warmed Flour Tortillas. 3 to an Order. They're Delicious! Pair Them with a Delicious Great North IPA.
Every Monday is Family Night at The Local. Come on Down & We'll Feed The Kiddos. Kids 10 & Under eat Free From The Kid's Menu. One Kid's Meal for Each Adult Meal.


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