Category Archives: EVENTS

St John’s Church Annual Holiday Fair – 11/23/19

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Walpole will host its Holiday Fair on Saturday, November 23rd 2019 from 9 AM to 2 PM in the Parish Hall on Elm Street. 
This year’s fair will include St John’s famous Cookie Walk, featuring dozens of varieties of home-baked cookies – including our enormously popular extravagantly decorated cutout sugar cookies. The Nature table will offer swags, wreaths, and Advent wreaths. The Harvest Home table will offer pies, tarts, and rolls for your Thanksgiving feast and an assortment of novelty holiday treats, plus delicious jams and pickles made from produce harvested from local gardens. Find unique treasures (Vintage and New) at the Holiday Crafts and Decor table. This will be the second year for our very popular raffle table featuring a variety of gift baskets donated by parishioners and area merchants. There will be free coffee, tea, or cider with the purchase of an item from our baked goodies.
St John’s is located at the corner of Westminster and Elm Streets, opposite Town Hall. Come out and join in the festivities on November 23rd!
And while you’re out and about, check for signs and be sure to visit all the other organizations (Walpole Historical Society, Congregational Church ) that are hosting events in town on that day!

One of the Best Signs of Spring

An Invitation

Clarion Deadline – 4/20/18

by Ray Boas
This is your one-week warning that the closing date is on the horizon — Friday, April 20. The May CLARION will go to the printer on Monday the 23rd, and be posted on-line at that time.

This will be a “hot issue” and focus on the current “hot topic”  —  the request for a special zoning exception to allow a gas station/convenience store on Route 12 at the intersection with South Street. “Hot Issue” because this is not an allowed use on Rural/Agricultural Land, particularly when other sites (as stipulated in Walpole’s Zoning Ordnance) are available. In addition there are other factors that make the siting here inappropriate, and inconsistent with Walpole’s Master Plan.

I am filling May’s pages now with site plans, visuals, and working on many articles so all readers are aware of the issues at hand. The sooner you get your submissions in, the sooner I can place them.

Thank you, yours, RAY – Publisher

Help the Next Generation of Scientists – 12/13/17

You may have noticed that I am a little partial to this group! – Lil!
Mark your calendars : 12/13/17 from 5:00-9:00 PM

Grace Conety, Ruby Frithsen, Anya Bierweiler-Franks, Syon Gutierrez preparing for the Crime Busters event at the State Competition at Saint Anslems.

Gospel Concert – 10/22/17

The Kempter Family will be performing for the community at the Walpole own Hall at 6:00 PM on Sunday the 22nd.  The Alstead Congregational Church and the Walpole Congregational Church have combined their efforts to bring us this event.

Trying to Spread the Word

For those that might be interested, Dan Mitchell of WKBK will be doing a series of interviews regarding the Town of Walpole on Tuesday, October 17th between 6 and 10am. The list of interviewees and their focus of discussion are:

  • Peggy Pschirrer, Chair of the Selectboard – Municipal
  • Sam Jacobs, Principal of the Walpole Schools – Education
  • Ray Boas, Publisher of the Clarion and Bookseller – History
  • Tom and Andrea Goins – Business and Civic Groups

Mark your calendars to listen to the segment. Dan mentioned this once a month program has been very popular with listeners.

Library Book Sale – 10/27-29/17

Jana Sellarole wanted to share these last minute details about the upcoming Book Sale. – Lil


  • The deadline for donating books for the sale is Thursday, October 12. Book donations are accepted every Wednesday (9-10 am) and Thursday (3-4 pm) at the former RN Johnson facility.
  • Would you like to sponsor a table at the Book Sale? Your $10/table donation would help to offset the cost of table rental, and help increase the sale’s profit. Contact Cheryl Hoffman (756-4066) for more information. Thank you so much for considering this!
  • Thank you for all your support of this annual fundraiser to support our wonderful local library!