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  • Wine & Paint Party at New Hampshire Telephone Museum
    Friday, August 26, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    New Hampshire Telephone Museum
    One Depot St, Warner NH

    Get your creative juices flowing as artist, Jasmyn Gray, leads us through a fun evening of painting. Bring your friends and enjoy a glass of wine and some light refreshments. At the end of the evening, you will leave with your own unique masterpiece! Space is limited to 25 attendees and reservations are required. Deadline to register is August 24. Admission: $15; Museum Members are free. This event is funded in part by the Nancy Sibley Wilkins Town of Warner Trust Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.

  • Farm Days - North Sutton
    Saturday - Sunday, August 27-28, 2016

    Muster Field Farm Museum
    Harvey Rd, North Sutton NH

    Festivities include hayrides, a kiddie tractor pull, and many demonstrations of traditional farming skills and crafts. Antique tractors and engines will be on display all weekend. Children can try their hand at ice cream churning, blacksmithing, stone splitting and stilt walking if they dare. Both days feature a grand parade at 3:00 p.m. Visitors to Farm Days are encouraged to explore all the farm buildings and enjoy the 250 acres of gardens, farm and forest land. Saturday highlights: Alpacas and sled dogs on display, a round of Cow Flop Bingo in the afternoon, and a Roast Beef Supper from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ($12 for adults, $5 for children, call 603-848-4297 or 603-927-4440 for reservations). Sunday highlights: Breakfast from 6:30-8:30 a.m. ($5/plate: pancakes, sausage, juice & coffee), sled dogs on display, and a morning 4H Oxen Show. For more info, see the Facebook event page.

  • Open House Lower Warner Meeting House
    Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Lower Warner Meeting House
    East Main St, Warner, NH

    This is your chance to visit the meeting house and learn about the Lower Warner Village.

  • USS Kearsarge Community Dinner
    Monday, August 29, 2015 6:00pm

    Warner Town Hall
    5 East Main St, Warner NH

    Meet, Greet & Eat with the Sailors! Crew members from the USS Kearsarge will be visiting Warner and the area Monday and Tuesday, August 29 & 30. On Monday night there will be a community dinner in the Warner Town Hall. Admission: Donation of non-perishable food or funds for our local food pantry.

  • USS Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Dinner Cruise
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm ; Be at the dock by 6:00pm or risk being left ashore

    Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor
    4 Garnet St, Sunappe NH

    Lake Sunapee dinner cruise. Cost is $20 per person. We'll be sailing with Sunapee Cruises. This event is open to the public. Bring your family for a night out on the lake. The Dinner Cruise leaves at 6:30. Boarding begins approximately 30 minutes before departure. Parking: Due to the 2 hour parking limit in Sunapee Harbor, the Town of Sunapee has asked that all guests park in the lot behind the Gazebo. Follow signs for the Boat Launch route and it will bring you where you need to be! The $20 includes dinner but not the tip. We will be sailing on the MV Kearsarge.

  • Hopkinton State Fair
    Friday-Monday, September 2-5, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Hopkinton State Fair Grounds
    Route 103, Hopkinton NH

    It's the 101'st Annual Hopkinton State Fair! Tickets FREE for military (present a valid active or reserve military ID), $12 for ages 13-59, $10 Senior (60+), $8 youth (5-12), children under 5 are free. New this year, parking on fair grounds is FREE. For more information, see HSFair.org.

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  • Pops on the Porch
    Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Schoodacs
    1 E Main St, Warner, NH

    Bring the family with a picnic basket and blanket and join us on the lawn as we wind down Summer 2016 and kick off the Fall season with the Kearsarge Community Band playing "Pops on the Porch" with the full porch and the full band! The music should be wonderful. This event is first come, first serve on lawn spaces, so come early and reserve your spot. Additional lawn space and bathrooms will be available at Town Hall. We will also be closing the driveway for the event for additional seating. This event also marks the one year anniversary of Schoodacs opening. Please come out and help us celebrate!

  • Business After Hours
    Thursday, September 15, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    MainStreet Warner
    16 East Main St, Warner, NH

    MainStreet Warner Inc. will be hosting the September Business-After-Hours for all members of the KACC, and those interested in KACC. Join us on the terrace of the Jim Mitchell Community Park for refreshments and relaxation on Thursday, September 15, 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Contact MainStreet Warner for more info

  • Fall Hunting Days
    Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016

    Barn Store of New England
    96 Old Turnpike Road, Salisbury NH

    Fall Hunting Days at Barn Store of New England. 10% Off all firearms, special on ammunition, discounted scopes and optics, every department on sale. More info on the Facebook Event Page.

  • Explore Contoocook - Art on the Porch
    Saturday, September 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Contoocook Village
    Contoocook, NH

  • Lark & Don Guano & the Lo-Fi Rebellion
    Saturday September 17, 9:00pm

    MainStreet Warner Stage
    16 East Main St, Warner NH

    For more details, visit their event page.

  • Book Launch Party - Marjorie Burke: Melting Ice ~ Shifting Sand
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:00pm

    MainStreet Bookends
    16 East Main St, Warner, NH

    Marjorie writes the words for Don, as he describes his developing Alzheimer's Disease and the confusing mix of thoughts and emotions, something he could only describe as "Melting Ice...Shifting Sand". Marjorie will read an excerpt and entertain questions about the support they have received along the way, and the process of trying to put these hard times into a book format to help and guide others.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive
    Monday September 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Hopkinton Town Library
    61 Houston Dr, Contoocook NH

    Please stop by and share the gift of life.

  • Norman Rockwell is Calling
    Friday, September 23, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    New Hampshire Telephone Museum
    One Depot St, Warner NH

    Join Tom Daly, Curator of Education for the Norman Rockwell Museum, as he tells tales of Rockwell's work that uses the telephone to add to the story. See some of your favorites and some lesser known images of Rockwell's work in this illustrated talk.

    This event is Free and is part of the 4th Phridays At the Phone Museum series.

  • Jay Craven movie: Peter and John
    Friday, September 23, 2016 7:00pm

    Warner Town Hall
    5 East Main St, Warner, NH

    Join us with director Jay Craven to view his newest movie Peter and John in Warner's Town Hall September 23 at 7 pm. A Peter and John film trailer is available at https://vimeo.com/116906319

  • Red Cross Blood Drive
    Tuesday October 4, 12:30pm - 5:30pm

    New England College
    23 Bridge St, Henniker NH

    Please stop by and share the gift of life. Sponsored by New England College

  • Business After Hours
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Sprout for Business
    6 Chenell Dr, Suite 220, Concord, NH

    Members and non-members are welcome and invited to attend. Contact Sprout for Business for more info

  • Movie Night! "Pillow Talk"
    Friday, October 28, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    New Hampshire Telephone Museum
    One Depot St, Warner NH

    This great classic brings Doris Day and Rock Hudson together for the first time. Pillow Talk is about playboy songwriter Brad Allen's (Rock Hudson) succession of romances which annoy his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow (Doris Day), who shares a telephone party line with him and hears all his breezy routines. After Jan unsuccessfully lodges a complaint against him, Brad sets about to seduce her in the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. When mutual friend Jonathan (Tony Randall) discovers that his best friend is moving in on the girl he desires, however, sparks fly. Movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

    This event is Free and is part of the 4th Phridays At the Phone Museum series.

  • Business Before Hours
    Thursday, November 17, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am

    Schoodacs
    1 East Main St, Warner, NH

    See what's new. Meet our staff. See what's brewing! Members and non-members are welcome and invited to attend. Contact Schoodacs for more info.

  • Explore Contoocook - Starry Starry Weekend
    Friday, December 2 - Sunday December 4

    Contoocook Village
    Contoocook, NH

    A New England tradition in it's 12th year, Starry Starry Weekend is filled with creative shopping venues, holiday events and good eats!! Located in the quaint sister villages of Hopkinton and Contoocook just off I-89 Exit 6 it's only a short ride from Concord, Manchester and New London. With lots of holiday spirit to fill you with plenty of good cheer, this is a wonderful way to spend a day!!

    Again this year a "Preview Night" is being added on Thursday, December 1st from 5pm - 7pm. In addition to many of the shops opened late this evening, the 'Christmas at the Depot' artisans' show will be open. For a small donation of $5, you can have the advantage of first choice at the many local artisan gifts and decor. Additional information can be found on their website. Shops will be open the following hours:

    • Friday: 10a - 8p
    • Saturday: 10a - 6p
    • Sunday: 10a - 4p

New Members:
We'd like to welcome our newest members: Labbe Painting, Jerry Marsh Heating Services
Chamber Area News:
  • The Town of Warner will be experiencing construction on Rt 103 near I-89 Exit 9 starting around the first week of August. To manage traffic to the various businesses in that area, a rotary will be constructed with an anticipated completion date of October 1st. All businesses will remain open during the construction process. There will be traffic delays, so please plan accordingly or seak alternate travel routes.

  • TDS announces new collaboration tools: TDS Telecom has announced that new collaboration tools are available for local businesses. The TDS cloud-based Voice over IP (VoIP) service, called managedIP Hosted, now enables colleagues to connect via live chat, video call or HD phone call. A popular desktop sharing tool allows teams to share a computer screen and collaborate by viewing documents, websites and applications. TDS has also enhanced the service by adding a suite of mobile applications that allow managedIP Hosted customers to easily move their voice or video calls between a desk phone, computer, tablet or smart phone. Click here for more information.

  • Warner 3/17/16: The onset of Spring means it's time for maple sugaring! Our March Business After Hours was held at Beaver Meadowbrook Farm Sugar House in Warner.


  • Warner 11/19/15: Another successful Business After Hours at Knoxland Equipment in Warner.


  • Member business YCN Now is in a struggle to have TDS carry their WYCU/YCN programming on the TDS new fiber TV service. YCN is currently carried on the TDS analog cable service. YCN has been run around in circles since June. With every passing day that new subscribers are added to their new system YCN looses viewership of YCN News, Game of the Week, Kearsarge Chronicle, Capital Connections and specials like the Kearsarge Chorale concert Thanksgiving week and parades from the New London Hospital Days and Warner Fall Foliage Festival. The problem is that should TDS decide to carry YCN in the first quarter of next year, it still takes another 60 to 90 days to get on the air because of subscriber notification requirements. Please contact TDS at http://info.tdstelecom.com/tdstv/channelrequestform and let them konw that you want YCN Now on their fiber TV service. Thank you for your help, Greg Uhrin, GM & COO, YCN ... Your Local View!

  • Warner 10/15/15: We had a good turnout at October's Business After Hours at Cyr Lumber in Warner. Were you there?


  • 10/10/15: The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce printed brochure is now available at many area businesses. If you'd like some for your business, please send us a note and we'll get them to you.

  • Warner 9/30/15: Three KACC board members joined in the ribbon cutting ceremony at Schoodacs Coffee House in Warner on Sept. 30.


  • USS Kearsarge Lunch Warner 8/30/15: The Kearsarge Chamber provided lunch at the Jim Mitchell Park for the USS Kearsarge crew visiting Warner. Thank you to Cheryl Johnson of The Maples at Warner and Barbara Lassonde of Granite Publicity & Promotion for cooking up a fabulous meal.

    NHPR has a nice article on this visit on their website


  • Warner 7/16/15: The Velvet Moose Ice Cream Shoppe was filled with chamber members and visitors having some tasty ice cream on a warm summer night.

  • MainStreet Warner will be hosting musicians on their stage Friday nights during the summer. There will also be a number of daytime events on select weekends. Please see their 2015 schedule for more information.

  • Warner 6/16/15: The Maples At Warner was filled with area business representatives and artisans on a beautiful Tuesday evening. Thanks to Cheryl Johnson for opening her inn and for making the scrumptious edibles.

  • Salisbury 5/28/15: There was a good turnout for the Business After Hours at Barn Store of New England. I think everyone learned at least a little something new at the event. The pictures show that there can be friendly co-opetition amongst members as we had representatives from three of the area hardware/lumber stores: Barn Store of NE, Lumber Barn, and Cyr Lumber.


  • Warner 5/27/15: Thanks to the hard work of Sean Bohman and many others, the Red Cross had a successful blood drive at the Pillsbury Free Library in Warner.


  • Warner 5/1/15: The Board of Directors of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce were invited to help celebrate the grand opening of Cyr Lumber and Home Center in Warner recently.

    Founder of the company, Ron Cyr, cut the ribbon as members of his family and others looked on. The Cyr family purchased the former Hamilton Building Supply Company on Route 103 last summer, and have been remodeling, updating and stocking the shelves ever since.

    "This is a great area, and we're excited about becoming part of the community and providing our customers with great quality and service, as we have in our Windham store," said Kevin Cyr, president of the company. "Being just off Exit 7 of I-89, makes this a convenient location for many people."

    Photo caption: L-R Paul Hamel, Kevin McKay, General Manager, Brian Cyr, Paul Cyr, Patrick Miller, Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce President, Ron Cyr, Rachel Cyr, Kevin Cyr, Caitlin Cyr.

  • Bradford: Rail Trail Project - Jim Bibbo, on behalf of Rural Heritage Connecion, requested support to pursue a grant to develop town owned land as part of an area wide recreational trail. Selectmen voted to approve the use of the Tillie Wheeler Trail and support the grant application.
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