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for all events and meetings!

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Darlings Berries
81 Reagan Road
Canaan, NH
(603) 523-9646
Monday to Sunday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Blueberry season is winding down but still some good picking! Raspberries are done.

Yes, Covid-19 is something we need to deal with even picking blueberries!

You will still be able to bring your own containers to pick in, but you will have to place them on and remove them from the scale. Cans will still be provided, sanitized between customers.

We will have a tent set up in front of the garage for shade while you check in and out, but ask that there be no loitering and you cannot enter the garage. Please keep your 6 foot distance from other customers, both at the garage and in the field. Masks will be required while checking in & out.

Children are welcome, but they need to stay with their parents at all times, and need to pick in the same row as their parents. We will have a porta-potty & hand washing station, along with hand sanitizer. No drinking water will be available this year, so please plan ahead and bring your own if you want water.

Reminder, we only take cash or checks, no debit or credit cards. Call 603-523-9646 for updates.

The crop is very large this year but remember, the season usually lasts about 3-4 weeks. The picking will be very good when we open, so don’t wait or you may miss out. We look forward to seeing you all this year.

Stay Safe!
or check out their Facebook page


All concerts are at 7:00 pm except for the last one which is 6:30 pm.

concert poster

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Canaan Farmers and
Artisans' Market

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

We had such a great opening for the market!

Bring a mask and join us at the Market on the Common this Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm!  We'll have lots of fresh spring greens, herbs, and vegetables; plants for your veggie and flower gardens, all kinds of baked goods, a variety of handcrafted items, fabric masks, jewelry, soap, eggs, meat, syrup and local honey this week. See you there!
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cookies flowering plants birdhouses veggie plants



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At the August 8th practice and the 9th race, we are asking you to please bring a non-perishable food item, to donate to the Canaan NH food pantry. Because of Covid-19, a lot of people have had to go to their local food banks to feed their family. This has left them with a shortage and if it's not refilled, a lot of family's will go without.

Thank you in advance. The Canaan Lions Club

We also 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.


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

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.


Heritage Polo Club Games


For the game schedule, check out their facebook page:

east bay jazz ensemble

East Bay Jazz Ensemble played on the Canaan green last week. Click on the links to hear a few of their wonderful songs:

Jump Jive and Wail

Sing Sing Sing With a Swing

Johnny B. Goode

Dream a Little Dream of Me

Birdland - The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas


Boy Scouts of America

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Mascoma Bank is proud to partner with Passaconaway Lodge to help deliver Granite Base Camp thru the Daniel Webster Council. They have adjusted the program delivery model to keep youth engaged during times of social distancing, Granite Base Camp at Home are programs for youth in Grades K-5.

Virtually attend the Family Fun Fest! If you’re already a Cub Scout, you’ll love it! If you’re not a Scout but want to find out about all the fun and cool things Scouts do – this is your chance! And, it’s always more fun with friends, so invite some of yours to join you online for the Family Fun Fest! Find out more by clicking HERE.


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We welcome girls K-12 to our organization.  If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts, go to our website and register. 

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, including the Upper Valley, are doing a virtual recruitment series this summer called “Make New Friends”.  Make New Friends is a fun, four-part online series designed to boost girl's social skills and self-confidence while she learns to focus and thrive in a classroom or virtual setting.  Girls do not need to be current members to participate.  This free program is open to all girls entering Kindergarten this fall.  

Sign up today! Make New Friends
Maryann Kenney

We are also looking for adult volunteers to lead our troops.  Our adults are key to getting new troops organized.  Thanks for your help.

Susan Henderson
VSC Service Unit 221  GSGWM


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.

photo winner

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

young adult winner

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


The Canaan Town Library
now has Take-Out.

library has take out

We are happy to be back to getting books and materials out to everyone.  We also continue to offer online opportunities through our website,  In this week's newsletter: iguanas, paper cities, and dancing -- sounds like the perfect week to me!

Staff will be processing your requests daily and preparing them for pick up three days a week.  

Call 523-9650, email, or put items on hold in the library catalog Click on Library Catalog, choose Canaan Town Library and log in (we can help you get started with this!) 

The library reserves the right to limit the number of items checked out at one time.

Add a mask to your order. While supplies last, you may add a reusable, cloth face mask to your order. When you call or email, just let us know if you would like a mask to be placed in your take out bag (limit of two masks).

These masks have been donated to the library and we are offering them free of charge. We encourage folks to wear face masks when picking up their take out orders, and are happy to provide masks to you while supplies last.

These masks are for you to keep and use not only when you pick up your library take out, but as you make your way through your day.

Please take advantage of the library's online services, online resources for kids and more activities then listed below by visiting

If you need your library card number or a password, please email
for assistance.

There have been so many wonderful ideas and resources in the past months that you can now access archives of past newsletters by clicking HERE.


To access this weeks new ideas and activities, check out the Town of Canaan Library Website.



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Click HERE for the JULY Newsletter

  • Enfield Class VI Road & Trails:

  • Enfield Trails & Waterways:

  • Harris Brook Scenic Area:

  • Walking Guide to Canaan:

  • Cardigan Mountain State Park:

  • Canaan Town Forest:

  • Town of Canaan Natural Attractions:

  • 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:

    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- 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 -

    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 -

    Stay active, stay safe & stay healthy!

    -MYSL Board

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


    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.


    American Red Cross
    Canaan, NH Blood Drives

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


    • August 10, 2020
    • 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
    1-800-RED CROSS