EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 9, 2013

Meeting to discuss Route 111 rumble strips

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WINDHAM — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announced a combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting has been scheduled regarding the proposed installation of centerline rumble strips and shoulder rumble strips along sections of Route 111 between Hudson and Hampstead.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. in the Windham High School cafeteria, 64 London Bridge Road.

The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the proposed project and to solicit public input in order to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment.

Any individuals who need assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, 03302-0483 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964.

Head to Kingston for plant sale, celebration

KINGSTON — The Friends of the Kingston Community Library is holding its first annual plant sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2 Library Road.

Certified organic herbs, heirloom vegetables, perennials and annuals will be offered for sale. In addition, there will be an assortment of locally grown plants donated by community members. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the landscaping of the new library grounds as well as future library programming.

Plant donations are welcomed and can be dropped off at the library the week prior to the sale. Please pot and label each plant (labels will be available at the library). Contact Rie Sluder for more information (642-7034).

The public is also invited to attend a celebration to be held that day at noon to mark the first year anniversary of the library. The Anniversary Celebration will honor the many volunteers and donors who “Imagined More” and made a dream become a reality.

Brass plaques recognizing the major donors will be unveiled, along with the engraved pavers around the flagpole. Light refreshments will follow.

State wants reports of turkey broods

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking wild turkey broods this spring and summer. Observe groups of turkeys with young between May 15 and Aug. 31, report then sightings to Fish and Game at its web-based turkey brood survey at wildnh.com/turkeybroodsurvey.

The term “brood” refers to a family group of young turkeys accompanied by a hen. Hens generally begin laying eggs sometime from mid-April to early May, and complete their clutch of about 12 eggs in early to mid-May. Incubation lasts for 28 days, and most eggs hatch from late May to mid-June. If incubating turkey eggs are destroyed or consumed by predators, hens often lay a replacement clutch of eggs that hatch late June through late July. Reports of adult male turkeys are not being requested at this time.

Fish and Game relies on citizen participation to get as much turkey brood data as possible through this important survey. The survey will close on Aug. 31. To report turkey brood observations starting May 15, visit wildnh.com/turkeybroodsurvey.

Yard sale to benefit Meals on Wheels

PLAISTOW— The ninth annual Plaistow Meals on Wheels benefit yard sale will be held at Vic Geary Senior Center on 18 Greenough Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

Donated items can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., from May 13 through May 17.

For more infomation, call Emily Low at 382-5995.

Mall offers youngest chefs a taste of fun

SALEM — Aspiring young chefs are invited to get a taste of just how fun fare can be at Simon Kidgits Club Lil Chefs, an annual Simon malls event designed to get kids learning about the craft of cooking and all things food.

The Mall at Rockingham Park’s Lil Chefs event will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lord & Taylor Court, Level 2.

At the event, families will have the chance to participate in a variety of food-focused festivities with Bertucci’s and Williams-Sonoma, emphasizing healthy snacks and craft-making with meal items. Kidgits will also have the opportunity to win gifts and prizes.

Children are encouraged to help those in need by bringing a nonperishable food item to be donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Visit simon.com/kidgits or facebook.com/TheMallAtRockinghamPark.