Monochrome Monday

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Good morning, back to work for those of us who didn’t have a blizzard or flood. I’m combining two photo themes in this posting. “People at Work Monday” and “Monochrome Monday”.  All the photos were taken in New Ipswich, NH.

Under Load by John Poltrack on
The bridge in Smithville was repaired in 2010 by replacing the rusted steel pipe with a series of very large cement sections. A large crane did the lifting. It seemed like a good candidate for some selective coloration.



Smithville Bridge Repair Crew by John Poltrack on
Workers attach the hoist to one of the cement sections. Photo taken in Smithville in September of 2010.



Work Break by John Poltrack on
Workers at the Highbridge repair project take a break as they await the next concrete delivery truck.



Malcolm by John Poltrack on
Malcolm roasts a pig over a spit at a Software Release party in New Ipswich, NH. Photo was taken in June of 2014.


154th Childrens Fair – A Preview

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This Saturday the 154th Children’s Fair will be held at the New Ipswich Congregational Church. It is a wonderful community event and I am happy to be participating. I will be be working in the Garden Shop and I encourage folks to stop  in and say hello.

Here is a preview of some of the items that will be offered at the auction, white elephant sale and book sale.

Bird of Paradise
Remember that song May the Bird of Paradise fly up your nose? You can own the plant at the Garden Shop.
It will be cool this winter. Firewood for Auction.
You know you want a skull for your garage. An auction item.
butter churn
Butter churn – Auction item
Boating anyone? – Auction Item.
Nice Table – Auction Item
A Flexible Flyer that is older than me (circa 1940) – Auction
Yikes! scary sword. Auction.
Play those old 8mm movies. Auction Item.
Headboard – Auction
Head board
Bob Romeril displays another headboard which will auctioned on Saturday
Duck Decoys – Auction Item
Brass Scale
Brass Scale – White Elephant Sale
Household Items
Plenty of Household items will be available at the White Elephant Sale
Wonderful assortment of bedding items at white elephant sale
Smiley Face Tie
Need a tasteful tie? Find one at the White Elephant sale.
Clothing on racks
Clothing available at the White Elephant Sale
Book sale
Visit the book sale in the church basement on Saturday
Book Sale Staff
Meet the friendly volunteers at the book sale. Plenty of new mystery novels have been added this year.

Save the date – HUGE yard sale at New Ipswich Congregational Church

Sacred Heart Food Pantry prepares Thanksgiving baskets (with NICC pies)

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The folks at the New Ipswich Congregational Church spent two evenings peeling apples, making pie crust and baking 100 pies to be distributed with food baskets for needy families in the local area.  The baskets are distribute by the St Vincent de Paul – Sacred Heart Food Pantry in Greenville, NH

Many hands make light work


Slicing and dicing


Ready to go



Pie crust prepared from scratch



Turkeys for distribution at Sacred Heart Church in Greenville


Food Guidelines


Fresh baked pies from NICC


Turkey Day


Baskets at Sacred Heart



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