About This Event: Local resident and Pike native Wayne Fortier will speak on the history of the Pike Manufacturing Company. In the 19th century Pike Manufacturing made and shipped whetstones all over the world. Hear some interesting facts and see sample whetstones from Pike that are now in private collections. This event is free. The Haverhill Historical Society is dedicating this program to the memory of John Page, formerly of Haverhill Corner. Mr. Page's previous research will be the basis for this informative talk.
Haverhill/Newbury 250th anniversary souvenirs will be available for sale.
"Winter Holiday on Newbury Common"
When:December 14, 2013 10:30AM to 9:00PM
Where: Newbury Elementary School and on the Common; Newbury, VT
About This Event: All food and activities are free. Ample parking near the tree-lit Common. Music all day. Warming tent with free hot chocolate/cider/cookies. 250th anniversary souvenirs for sale. Building is handicapped accessible.
Beginning at 10:30AM: Ice Skating, Bonfire (Common); Sledding (Checkerberry Hill) Noon- 3:00PM- Petting Zoo (Common) Noon- 4:00PM- Old-time crafts demonstration (gym) Snowman Construction Zone (Common) 12:30 - 7:00PM- Meet Santa (gazebo) 12:30- 4:00PM- Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides 1:30; 2:30, 3:30PM- Storytelling by Hope Hutchinson (NES library) Live music- North Country Community Chorus @1:00PM; "5th Business" @2:00PM; Combined church choirs w/Bruce Stevens on organ @3:00PM 4:00PM- Christmas tree lighting and caroling (Common) 4:15PM- Fireworks! 4:30-6:30PM- Free community supper (NES cafeteria) 7:00-9:00PM- Square Dance with caller Sue Hunt and musicians (gym) 7:00PM- Moonlight snowshoeing
Thank you to all members of the Newbury and Haverhill communities for the work you have given to provide this event for all to enjoy.
Haverhill/Newbury 250th Anniversary Souvenir Book Full of our history, current events, and many,
many photos, this 160 page full color book is a wonderful remembrance souvenir for you, family and friends Purchase for $10 at:
Woodsville Library Baldwin Library, Wells River Copies n More, Wells River Haverhill Corner Library Pike Library Party and Gift Store, Woodsville Norwich Book Store Village Bookstore, Littleton Green Mountain Books and Prints in Lyndonville, Vermont Boxcar Bookshop & Caboose Cafe in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Tenney Memorial Library, Newbury Trendy Times Office, Woodsville Trendy Threads Store, Woodsville Patten Library, North Haverhill Haverhill Town Clerk's Office Newbury Town Office Next Chapter Book Store, Barre Vermont Historical Society, Barre and Montpelier
Also for your holiday shopping: Haverhill t-shirts are available at Stateline Outfitters, Central St., Woodsville. 250th coffee mugs, Window clings, Moses Brock and Green Mountain Boys Flag magnets and Christmas ornaments can now be purchased at the Tenney Memorial Library in Newbury.
Candlelight Service Sunday, December 29, 2013 7:00PM
First Congregational UCC Church, Newbury
A Candlelight Service will mark the end of the Haverhill/Newbury year-long 250th anniversary celebration and the beginning of this church's own 250th year celebration. Selenda Girardin will conduct the choir accompanied by Bruce Stevens on organ. All singers are welcome to join us for the anthem. The service will be conducted by Rev. David Pruitt who will talk about the church's history, and Selenda Girardin will talk briefly about former Newbury Seminary art teacher and hymn-writer Mary Lathbury, author of "Day is Dying in the West".