ATKINSON — All gardeners and plant lovers alike are extended an enthusiastic invitation to one of the Atkinson Garden Club’s annual rites of spring.

In conjunction with greater Atkinson’s townwide activities, the garden club’s Spring Plant Sale will be in full bloom on Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., Atkinson.

Early spring is a perfect time to divide and share those overcrowded and overabundant plants that provide us with so much beauty throughout the season. While club members have been diligently preparing bulbs, dividing herbs, shrubs and perennials and potting them up for the sale, all community gardeners are greatly urged to participate, as well.

AGC members will be at the Community Center early, from 8 a.m., to accept all offerings for the sale, including vegetables and house plants. Please label plants as best you can with their common name and growing information, and pot them up in an appropriately sized container.

If you are unable to dig and pot up your plant donations on your own, club members will gladly come to your home and assist you in digging and dividing your garden’s bounty. Whether you have only a few questions or require assistance, Atkinson Garden Club members are willing and eager to help. A simple phone call to Janet Snowdon 603-362-4779 will ensure an answer to your queries or the scheduling of a convenient visit to your garden with shovels in tow. Please call early.

Also available at this year’s sale are décor pots, garden books, tools and other garden related items. For more information visit



'American Pickers' to film in NH

The popular History Channel reality program "American Pickers" plans to do some filming at locations in New Hampshire.

The show features hosts MIke Wolfe and Frank Fritz traveling all over the country searching people's barns, garages and homes for that buried treasure.

The program is seeking people in the state that might have interesting antique collections with great stories behind those collections.

Wolfe and Fritz only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auction, or businesses will be considered.

Anyone interested in learning more about the show, or who may have a fun collection to share can call 1-855-OLD-RUST or email to

Local store hosts Market Day

DERRY — Tractor Supply Company is showcasing the talents of local craft makers, artisans and growers during its spring Market Day event set for Saturday, May 12.

Community members are invited to celebrate spring by shopping local, homemade and homegrown goods at the Derry Tractor Supply from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crafters and growers will display their goods for sale in tented areas in front of the Tractor Supply store. There will also be live music provided.

"Market Day allows us to provide a space for the Derry community to come together to shop local, support their neighbors, and highlight the incredible talent that's right here in our own backyard," said Barb Sylvestre, manager of the Derry Tractor Supply. "You never know what you might find at this one-day event —or how it might inspire your family's next crafting or growing adventure."

Tractor Supply is located at 55 Crystal Ave. Unit 17A. Contact the store at 421-9306 for more details or information about participating in the event.


 Club hosts toy swap

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Women's Club hosts it toy swap on Saturday, May 19, at Matthew Thornton Elementary School on Mammoth Road. Let the club sell your gently used toys while you reap the rewards. All proceeds go to provide basic supplies and aid to local students in need.

For consignment sale rules and to register, visit


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