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  • The History of Fire Towers in New Hampshire
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    New Hampshire Telephone Museum
    One Depot St, Warner NH

    Join us as a former long-time Forest Fire Lookout Watchman shares his experiences helping prevent forest fires in New Hampshire. Learn how the Watchmen communicated with the Forest Rangers and Local Fire Wardens and Fire Departments and because most towers were located in remote areas, learn how the primary source of communication was using land-line telephone. Free. 6:30 p.m. wine and cheese / 7:00-8:00 p.m. program

  • Bunco
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:30pm

    Hollyhock Flowers
    The Green House, 196 Bradford Rd, Henniker, NH

    Game Night! Friday BUNCO - Join us for Bunco ( it's a dice game with prizes, cash and fun stuff). Don't know how to play? don't worry we will teach you. $15 per person. RSVP. Try our tea and we will have some appetizers, game starts at 6:30pm. Have questions? Call 603.529.6447 or email hollyhockflowers@gmail.com.

  • Wendy Jensen, DVM
    Sunday, June 26, 2016 2:00pm

    MainStreet Bookends
    16 East Main St, Warner, NH

    Meet the veterinarian who wrote the book Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy, Wendy Jensen, DVM. Dr. Jensen is a Cornell-trained New Hampshire veterinarian who has practiced 100% homeopathy for the past twenty years. Certified in veterinary homeopathy by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, she has seen her success rate in treating chronic diseases increase dramatically since leaving traditional practice.

  • Pancake Breakfast
    Monday, July 4, 2016 7:00am - 11:00am

    United Church of Warner
    43 East Main St, Warner, NH

    Annual 4th of July pancake breakfast. Plain & blueberry pancakes, sausage, melon, scrambled eggs & beverages. Adults $10, Children under 10 $5, Children under 3 free.

  • Celebrating Warner's Agriculteral History
    Monday, July 4, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Upton Chandler House Museum
    10 West Main St, Warner, NH

  • Tory Hill Authors Series: Eric Jay Dolin
    Saturday, July 9, 2016 7:00pm

    Warner Town Hall
    5 East Main St, Warner, NH

    Eric Jay Dolin is the author of the new book, Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse. His previous book was, Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe, and also won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U.S. Maritime History. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his Ph.D. in environmental policy, Dolin lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his family. For more information on his background, books, and awards, please visit his website: EricJayDolin.com

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  • David Nagel, MD
    Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:00pm

    MainStreet Bookends
    16 East Main St, Warner, NH

    David Nagel, MD will discuss his just released book Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those with Chronic Pain. A fascinating and disturbing assessment of the failure of healthcare professionals and others to help people with chronic pain.

  • MUSE Night with the Fisher Cats
    Tuseday, July 19, 2016 7:05pm - 9:00pm

    Fisher Cats Stadium
    1 Line Drive, Manchester, NH

    MUSE Night at the Fisher Cats Stadium. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased at the starred museums below:

    • Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum *
    • NH Telephone Museum *
    • The Little Nature Museum
    • Warner Historical Society *
    • Warner Firefighters Museum
    • Hopkinton Historical Society
    Bring the family or get a bunch of friends together to enjoy a fun night of baseball and support your local museums! MUSE stands for MUseums Sharing Experiences.

  • Business After Hours
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Area 23
    254 N State Street, Concord, NH

    Brews! Billiards! Darts! Members and non-members are welcome and invited to attend. Contact Area 23 for more info.

  • Becoming a Woods Ninja
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00am - noon (rain date 7/24)

    Little Nature Museum
    18 Highlawn Rd, Warner, NH

    The Little Nature Museum presents, "Becoming a Woods Ninja" workshop (how to move silently through the woods to see wildlife). The Ninja were known for their ability to disappear and to move without a sound. In this popular workshop, learn how to use those same skills to get close to and observe wildlife in their native habitat. Enrollment is limited to 10; for ages 9 – 90. $20, for nonmembers; $15, members (LNM or MKIM members). Proceeds benefit The Little Nature Museum. Preregistration for the workshop is required. Register through the downloadable registration form at LittleNatureMuseum.org/worksshopap2.html or call 603-746-6121. For more information: e-mail info@LittleNatureMuseum.org or call 603-746-6121.

  • Tory Hill Authors Series: Michel Tougias
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:00pm

    Warner Town Hall
    5 East Main St, Warner, NH

    New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Tougias has earned critical acclaim, literary awards and legions of fans for his bestselling non-fiction narratives. Many of his books have a predominant theme of true survival-at-sea adventures. His stories honor real-life, everyday people who rise to face life-threatening situations, make heroic choices and survive against the odds. Tougias’s latest project, So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II, co-written with journalist Alison O’Leary, will be published by Pegasus Books in May 2016. The book chronicles a U-boat attack in the Gulf of Mexico, a family’s resilience and the daring patrol of the submarine commander.

  • Tory Hill Authors Series: Mary Holland
    Saturday, August 6, 2016 7:00pm

    Warner Town Hall
    5 East Main St, Warner, NH

    Mary Holland, naturalist, wildlife photographer, columnist and author, resides in Hartland, Vermont. Holland has written and photographed five children’s books. A children’s book entitled Otis the Owl, about a young Barred Owl, is due out this coming February. The Naturally Curious program is based on her book Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England, which won the National Outdoor Book Award in 2011. A second adult book, Naturally Curious Day by Day, is due out this fall.

  • Chamber Social
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Town Dock, Sunapee Harbor
    4 Garnet St, Sunappe NH

    Lake Sunapee dinner cruise. Cost (which includes gratuities) is $46 per person. KACC will pay $20 per person for members which reduces the cost to $26. We'll be sailing with Sunapee Cruises. Get more information or register now. This event is open to the public. Bring your family for a night out on the lake.

  • Tory Hill Authors Series: Tomie dePaola
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:00pm

    Warner Town Hall
    5 East Main St, Warner, NH

    Tomie dePaola is best known for his books for children. He has been published for 50 years and has written and/or illustrated over 250 books. The Magical World of Strega Nona: A Treasury; Look and be Grateful; and When Andy Met Sandy are his newest books. dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor awards, and the New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure. He was the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award recipient. For more information: tomie.com and TomiesBlog.blogspot.com

  • 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.

  • Explore Contoocook - Art on the Porch
    Saturday, September 17

    Contoocook Village
    Contoocook, NH

  • 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: Barns of Bradford, Christopher Bober, MetLife, Knock Knock Social
Membership Offers:

In cooperation with NH Fisher Cats, the KACC has 20 tickets to the Thursday July 21 game at 7:05pm that we want to give away. New members will receive 4 tickets until we run out.

Special offers:

  • $10 credit on next year membership for each new member referral

Dues cover 12 months from payment anniversary date

Chamber Area News:
  • 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.


  • New Hampshire Telephone Museum's 2016 exhibit The ART of Conversation is seeking artists to display. The exhibit will be called The ART of Conversation and will showcase the many art forms inspired by communication. NHTM wants to invite all local artists and artists, far and wide, to consider displaying an art piece(s) for the May-October showing off the Main Gallery at the New Hampshire Telephone Museum. NHTM will be reaching out to our community artists and contacting artists from around the country, but NHTM won’t have time to contact everyone, so please share this information with all your talented friends and family. Here are a few details: The exhibit will open on May 1st. The deadline for art submission is March 15th Artists are responsible for their own work There will be a fundraising event at which time artist may sell their work More details and the proper paperwork will be issued in the coming months. If you wish to have more information now or you are ready now to add your name to the exhibit, please contact Graham Gifford at 603-456-2234. NHTM is inspired to create this 2016 exhibit because NHTM has been curating images for our Pinterest Board called The ART of Conversation and NHTM is continually blown away by the imagination and talent expressed online. After this exhibit ends it will be translated to an online gallery located on the NHTM website.

  • 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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