Sant Bani holding admission open house


SANBORNTON — Sant Bani welcomes parents to attend an open house on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visitors will tour the newly remodeled campus and learn about the school's program integrating academics, creative arts, athletics and service.

Highlights of the program include small classes; dedicated faculty who create authentic, mutually rewarding relationships with students; extended day enrichment (included in tuition), to better support working parents; Spanish instruction in all grades; and lots of time outdoors

playing on two acres of playgrounds and woodland playscapes, and exploring the 200 acres of land surrounding campus during classes.

Sant Bani has classes in kindergarten through grade 8.

More information about the school can be obtained by visited the school's website at, or schedule an individual tour by calling 934-4240 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bristol Apple Festival taking place Sat.

BRISTOL — The Tapply-Thompson Community Center will sponsor its 32nd annual Apple Festival this Saturday, Oct 10.

This year's events include a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the TTCC gym. The Apple Pie & Food Sale will be held in the game room and will include pies, apple crisp, fresh bread, home baked beans, apple brownies, fresh applesauce and more.

Pies, which will sell for $10 each, will be made on Friday, Oct. 9, by area residents who come together at the center and peel, slice, roll and bake 300 apple baked goods. Volunteers are still being sought for the bake-a-thon. Those interested in helping out are asked to the TTCC at 744-2713.

Table space for the Craft Fair costs $30 or a 6-foot table and $40 for an 8-foot table.

Pies can be reserved (uncooked frozen available) by calling before Friday, Oct. 9.


Vintage car show at Shaker Village Oct. 17

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village and the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will host a Vintage Car Show on the Shaker Village grounds on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store and enjoy Village guided tours and exhibits, including Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations. Food truck fare will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand.

The Vintage Car Show is free with the price of regular museum admission. Tickets can be purchased at

"Many do not know that the Canterbury Shakers were among the first in New Hampshire to own an automobile," noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. "As innovators and entrepreneurs, the Shakers were quick to see the value in new technologies and were often on the leading edge of change. The Vintage Car Show brings this aspect of the Shaker legacy to life."


Food Pantry, Thrift Shop gear up for winter

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will switch to winter hours effective next Monday, Oct. 12.

The food pantry and thrift shop will be closed on Mondays until next April. Wednesday's hours of operation will change to 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday hours will remain the same at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will also be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

During this month ladies and infants (0-24 months) clothing will be on sale at 50 percent off.

With the change of seasons and cold weather approaching, the thrift shop is collecting new or gently used winter clothing, including hats, mittens, scarves, coats, boots and snow pants.

In preparation for holiday food baskets, the food pantry will also be accepting donations of non-perishable items such as stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, canned vegetables and fruit, bottled juice, sugar, coffee, cocoa, breakfast muffin mix, pickles, olives, cake mixes, and frosting. Donations of money to purchase butter/margarine, milk, eggs, fresh fruit, potatoes, and onions are greatly appreciated. Turkeys or ham are the highlight of our holiday baskets, thus a donation of a turkey or a ham would be a most generous donation and greatly appreciated.

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Academy building, the Year-Round Library, and at the pantry during open hours. Monetary donations may be brought to the pantry or mailed to P.O. Box 16, Gilmanton NH 03237.