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Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

October 31st, 2020
Canaan Elementary School 
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM



AGE 10 and OLDER 
We will have the enhanced dose for people 65 and older.



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NOTE THAT THE MASCOMA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED AS A HOST SITE FOR FREE FLU SHOTS THIS YEAR. THE HEALTH CENTER IS STILL OFFERING SHOTS COVERED BY INSURANCE. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITE WAS SELECTED TO FOCUS ON SHOTS FOR CHILDREN AND A BIGGER PARKING LOT.

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Halloween in Canaan !

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Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses.  If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Governor Sununu asks trick or treaters and adults to use these commonsense reminders to help children and adults avoid spreading COVID-19:

 

Stay home if you are not feeling well.

Consider wearing a mask over your nose and mouth when trick-or-treating and handing out treats.

 

Avoid large gatherings or parties and find ways to trick-or-treat while staying at least 6 feet away from others, including when handing out and accepting treats.

 

Practice frequent hand cleaning. Bring a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you while trick-or-treating and use it often.

 

"Trick-or-treating is something that is 100% optional, for both kids and adults," Sununu said. "And if folks don't feel safe, they don't feel comfortable, then they definitely should not partake in either trick-or-treating or providing candy."

  For the Town of Canaan -

  • Halloween will be observed on Saturday, October 31st, between 5 and 7 PM.

  • You are encouraged to avoid large parties.

  • Leave treats on a table outside the door unless you can assure six foot isolation distance to people coming to the door.

  • halloween rules Click HERE to view PDF

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    YOGA


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    Hello,

    The yoga classes at the Meeting House this summer were amazing! Practicing yoga together outdoors is wonderful in so many ways. Thank you all who were able to join us. Erin and I hope to offer outdoor yoga classes in 2021 from June through October. But until then...

    We’ll be offering indoor yoga classes in November and December at the Mascoma Community Health Center (MCHC), and a once a month online Zoom yoga class.

    You have choices! Attend yoga classes in person at MCHC with Sonya or Erin, and/or virtually on Zoom once a month with Erin.

    *Please note: In-person classes begin at 5:45 pm Online Zoom classes begin at 5:30 pm

    To sign up for classes:

    In person at MCHC, 5:45pm, $12 adults/$10 seniors and students: https://fallschedule.as.me/mascomayoga

    On Zoom, 5:30pm, no charge, optional donation to MCHC: https://fallschedule.as.me/zoommascomayoga

    In person classes at MCHC will be limited to 4 students.

    Masks must be worn at all times. There is hand sanitizer available in the entryway.

    Please bring your own filled water bottle, yoga mat and any other props you would like to use (blocks, strap, blanket). No props will be available.

    Students will set up yoga mats at least 8 feet apart in the Physical Medicine room.

    Please remember: If you have a cough, are running a fever, or have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please do not come to class.

    Please bring a check made out to Erin or Sonya (depending on who is teaching) or cash in the exact amount ($12 per class or $10 senior/student). No change will be available.

    Erin’s Zoom classes are no charge, with optional donation to MCHC.

    Schedule for November:

    November 2 Sonya @ MCHC
    November 9 Erin @ MCHC
    November 16 Sonya @ MCHC
    November 23 Erin on Zoom
    November 30 Sonya @ MCHC

    Would you like information about other online yoga classes offered by wonderful local yoga teachers in the Upper Valley?

    Alicia Green teaches a yin yoga class on-line on Fridays at 5 pm and also teaches privately. You can learn more on her site: http://www.agreencoaching.com/classes--workshops.html

    Sue Kirincich has 4 on-line classes during the week and also teaches privately. Sue’s online class info is at sueyoga.com.

    Stay healthy, stay safe, breathe slowly and smile,
    Sonya

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    Canaan Firefighter's Association

    Firewood raffle tickets for sale


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    senior center menu Click HERE to view PDF


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    senior center newsletter

    Click HERE for PDF

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    Thank you to the Canaan Lions Club for presenting this wonderful music series. It was enjoyed by SO many. We look forward to more music next year !



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    CARDIGAN MOUNTAIN TRADITION

    cardigan mountain tradition band

    Listen to some of their songs:

    East Tennessee Blues
    Joshua 
    I Still Miss Someone
    Little Maggie
    The Grandfather Clock


    EAST BAY JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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    Click on the links to hear a few of their wonderful songs:

    Jump Jive and Wail
    Johnny B. Goode
    Dream a Little Dream of Me
    Birdland - The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

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    Canaan Farmers and
    Artisans' Market


    We want to give a huge THANK YOU to Rachelle Capo for all the time and organizing that she had done to make the Canaan Farmers and Artisan's Market a vibrant and growing event.  We appreciate her hard work and dedication.



    Look for information about our indoor markets soon and follow on Facebook for recipes and more information.





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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink Patch Project


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    Hey everyone it is that time of year again.  Please help support us with our Pink Patch Project by buying one of our patches for only $10.

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Canaan Police will be selling a pink collectible Canaan Police patch to show support for those members of our community who are battling breast cancer, have survived their battle and those who have lost their fight...

    A portion of the proceeds from these pink patches will be donated for cancer research and treatments. 

    If you would like one, either come by the station or send check/cash to Canaan Police Department, PO Box 38, Canaan NH 03741 along with a a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we will mail you one back.

    Thank you all for your continued support.

    *Please note that these patches are for collection and display purposes only and do not convey any police authority.


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    Free Drive-Through
    Flu Shot Clinics


     
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    DATE  TIME  SITE/LOCATION 
    Wed 10/21  2:00pm-5:00pm  Oxbow High School Bradford, VT 
    Sat 10/24  10:00 am-1:00 pm  TBD Bridgewater, VT 
    Sat 10/31  10:00 am-1:00 pm  Canaan Elementary Canaan, NH 


  • People coming for vaccines will be asked to wear masks and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, including having temperatures taken. People with symptoms will not receive a flu vaccine.
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  • We will provide vaccines to people aged 10 and older. We encourage people to take children between the ages of 4 and 19 to school-based flu vaccine clinics taking place in each large school district in the region.
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  • We expect to have the regular dose vaccine and an enhanced vaccine for people 65 and older. I believe this will be Fluzone this year.

  • We are not asking our usual Board and community volunteers to help as we cannot guarantee their safety. We are relying upon Geisel students and faculty members, and potentially Medical Reserve Corps volunteers

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    NOTE THAT THE MASCOMA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED AS A HOST SITE FOR FREE FLU SHOTS THIS YEAR. THE HEALTH CENTER IS STILL OFFERING SHOTS COVERED BY INSURANCE. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITE WAS SELECTED TO FOCUS ON SHOTS FOR CHILDREN AND A BIGGER PARKING LOT.


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    Riders/Family’s/Friends



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    We need your help. Canaan Lions MX is in need of track help. As many of you know, the track is run by the Canaan Lions Club. The Lions, are the largest service organization in the world. This is an all-volunteer group and all proceeds raised go toward causes such as eyesight and hearing testing, diabetes research, eliminating hunger and helping with medical needs in our community and around the world.

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    Some of our members, are now considered High Risk and will not be able to return to the track. In order for this to be a successful race season, we need flaggers, gate attendants, and help with registration. We are not looking for a season commitment (that would be great), but we are trying to get a list of people to fill in, as needed. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated and together we can keep Canaan Lions MX a fun, family-friendly place to ride and race. If you would like to help, please send an email to canaanlionsmotocross@gmail.com.

    Thank you!

    Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Canaan Lions MX will be following all Federal, State, and Local Laws and Regulations. Please check the Website, Facebook, and Instagram for updates.


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    2020 Canaan Lake
    Photo Contest


    1st Place Adult Category: Fe Ramos - Early Spring

    Here the sunset is providing a warm glow on the meeting house reflected equally in tone on the lake - gorgeous.


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    1st Place Young Adult Category: Lily Silvester
    Lovely off-center rainbow image.


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    To see all the photo submissions, click HERE

    To see the all the winning photos, click HERE.

    To read the judges comments, click HERE


    Special thanks to our judge Linda Roesch. Linda’s comments about this year’s submissions:

    The entries this year were extraordinary! Congratulations to all who entered and apologies for not being able to give an award to each person. We are blessed with so many beautiful sunsets on the lake and was pleased to see many striking images.

    It is interesting to see so many views of our beloved lake. Congrats to those who also captured other living creatures among us like the heron, pet dog, ducks, a loon, butterfly and ever present dragon flies.

    And to the Young Adults, congrations on your entries!

    2020 Photo Contest Submitters

    Young Adult Category
    Abby Drake
    Lily Silvester

    Adult Category
    Donna Allen
    Ashley Arsenal
    Karen Henry
    Alix Olson
    Martha Popp
    Fe Ramos
    Edilberto Ramos
    Marty Sartin
    Jai Smith
    Dan Truesdel
    Karen Wolk
    Sharon Weaver


    1st place in the adult category was a $25 gift certificate from the Canaan Hardware store, 2nd and 3rd place prizes were $10 gift certificates from Jake's Markets. In the young adult category 1st place was $20 in gift certificates from Jake's and 2nd place was $10 from Jake's.

    Also a big thank you to John Bergeron and David Cole for coordinating this event !




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    We are happy to announce that we will be hosting the SMART Recovery meetings face-to-face Thursdays starting this Thursday June 18 from 5-6 pm at HALO (44 Roberts Road Canaan NH 03741). We ask that everyone please wear a mask (we will have some available if you need one) and be respectful of others personal space/boundaries as we navigate our way back to ‘normal’.


    Halo Educational Systems
    44 Roberts Rd., Canaan, NH
    (603) 523-8804

    haloeducationalsystems.com

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    Click HERE for the Latest Newsletter



  • Enfield Class VI Road & Trails: https://www.enfield.nh.us/sites/enfieldnh/files/uploads/classvitrails.pdf

  • Enfield Trails & Waterways: https://www.enfield.nh.us/conservation-commission/pages/trails-kayak-waterways

  • Harris Brook Scenic Area: https://www.enfield.nh.us/conservation-commission/pages/harris-brook-scenic-area

  • Walking Guide to Canaan: http://canaannh.org/boards/recreation/trails.html

  • Cardigan Mountain State Park: https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/cardigan-mountain-state-park

  • Canaan Town Forest: http://canaannh.org/boards/conservation_commission/consv-hut-map.pdf

  • Town of Canaan Natural Attractions: http://canaannh.org/community/visit.html

  • Go for a walk along the Rail Trail or just meander around your back yard - whatever you are comfortable with! The NH Audubon has just launched their spring "Seek & Find - Spring Nature Challenge" - the first challenge involves spotting turkeys. Learn more about this fun outdoor challenge through this link: http://www.nhaudubon.org/get-outside/seek-and-find-spring-nature-challenge/


    In addition to getting outdoors, we are also recommending that you try and continue your yoga practice or fitness routine at home! Our fabulous yoga instructors have provided links to some of their favorite online yoga and meditation classes - take advantage of their years of knowledge and experience and continue your yoga practice at home!

    Online Meditation Classes & Stress Management Resources: Ten Percent Happier is offering a free Coronavirus Sanity Guide, designed to help you cope with this moment of uncertainty and anxiety- https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide They are also offering a live "sanity break" every weekday at 3pm - check out the link for more details.

    Free Yoga & Meditation Classes Online: Ekhart Yoga is offering 12 free yoga and meditation classes, specifically designed to help relieve stress and anxiety - https://relief.ekhartyoga.com/

    MVPR is also starting a virtual yoga group on Facebook to help encourage our community members to stay active and continue their yoga practices at home! Like and follow our event to join in. We have a 9am and 4pm virtual yoga class planned each day!

    Virtual Yoga Class - MVPR Facebook Event: Like and follow the MVPR Virtual Yoga Facebook Event and make a commitment to practice yoga in your home while our in-person classes are not being offered. Encourage a friend to join you! We will post new links in the discussion section and welcome others to share classes they've enjoyed - https://www.facebook.com/events/215966

    Stay active, stay safe & stay healthy!

    -MYSL Board

    Katharine Lary Jopek Regional Recreation Coordinator Mascoma Valley Parks and Recreation mvalleyrec@gmail.com Online Registration  Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Recreation Brochure MVPR Facebook Page



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    Free Math Tutoring

    by phone appointment


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    Paul DeSantis, a retired high school math teacher, is providing free math tutoring to all ages.  Please contact Paul on his cell phone at (781) 929-7524.

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    American Red Cross
    Canaan, NH Blood Drives

    Mondays 12:30 - 6:30pm
    St. Mary's

    Dates:

    • October 19, 2020
    • December 14, 2020


     

    As a nation, this is a time where we must take care of one another -- if you're healthy, we encourage you to schedule a blood appointment for the weeks ahead.

    Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be served.

    Congratulations Canaan Lions Club!

    186 Units were collected in 2019 which saved 558 lives!

    Thank You all for your support in our community - Bob Holmes

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    Donors please make appointments at

    redcrossblood.org
    or
    1-800-RED CROSS