Town of Bow Bulletin

November 2019 Edition

schoolhouse tour
Bow Center School Tour - 2019
photo by Eric Anderson
Board of Selectmen Town of Bow
Seated: Chair Christopher Nicolopoulos, Vice-Chair Colleen Hunter, Standing: Harold Judd, Michael Wayne and Matthew Poulin

Board of Selectmen Sets Goals

Each year, the Board of Selectmen conducts a work session to develop Goals and Objectives for the fiscal year. Click on the links below for the FY2018-19 Goals Final Report and to take a look at the FY2019-20 Goals and Objectives.

2018-19 Goals
2019-20 Goals

Holiday Closings

All Bow Town Offices will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday,
November 29, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Baker Free Library will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 and remain closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Need books to borrow? Head online! Our digital services are available 24/7

Benji the Dog

Did you forget to Register your Dog?

There is still time to register your dog and avoid costly late fees. The Town Clerks Office is working with the Bow Police Department to be in compliant with State Law. 

You can register online if you have last year's license number, by mail or in person at the Town Clerk's Office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 603-223-3980.

Business to Business Event

The Bow Business Development Commission recently held a Business to Business event at Grappone Toyota. Larry Haynes and everyone at Grappone did a great job! Those in attendance received a tour, appetizers and, of course, a first hand look at the newest vehicles at Grappone. Thank you to all in attendance and to the Grappone Automotive Group. 

Business to Business at Grappone
Business to Business Event at Grappone
Business to Business at Grappone Toyota

DPW Employees participate in Construction Days at John Stark Regional High School

Corey Welcome (pictured) and Larry Young volunteered volunteered to show our young adults some field knowledge of the construction trade.

Corey Welcome DPW Employee
 Courtesy Stonebridge Post NH

Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa Visit
Turkey Trot Promotion

It's Time to Register for the 11th Annual Turkey Trot

The event is sponsored by the Bow Police Association. The event will take place on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. Race packet pick up and on site registration at Bow Police Department, 7 Knox Road, Bow, NH 03304. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. at Bow High School, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304

From the Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Elections Dates

There will be four elections in 2020, and all four elections will take place at the Community Center starting at 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. they are scheduled as follows:

Presidential Primary TBD
Town Elections, Tuesday, March 10, 2020
State Primary, Tuesday, September 8, 2020
General Election, Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Second Issue Property Tax Bills

The second issue property tax bills will go out the end of this month and will be due in December (30 days after the bills are issued).  

Giving Tuesday is Right Around the Corner!

The Baker Free Library Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign for the Library’s endowment starts this year on December 32019  “Giving Tuesday.” 

This global movement encourages charitable giving during the holiday season. Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the period from December 3rd to December 31st

Bogside Publishing, Inc., a local Bow business, is generously offering partial matching funds on Giving Tuesday, which will increase the value of your contribution.  All monies raised will be invested in the Baker Free Library Endowment Fund.  

Checks may be made out to the BFL Foundation, with “Endowment” in the memo line, and sent or dropped off at the Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304.  Please contact Eric Anderson ( or Christine Carey ( with any questions.  The Baker Free Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.”
Snow Plow Plowing in the Winter
Photo by Eric Anderson

Winter is Coming! 

Snow Plowing Preparation 

The Department of Public Works is starting to get sanders and plows installed and ready for snow. We are changing over to snow tires for winter and continuing to perform regular maintenance and repairs on fleet vehicles.  We also are beginning to stock up on winter supplies.

Water is Off

As of November 1, 2019, all water to Town Cemeteries and Rotary Park has been turned off for the Winter season The Town will update our Facebook Page and website when the water is turned back on.

Baker Free Library
Photo by Eric Anderson

Library Happenings 

Small Business Start Up Series
Owning and operating a small business can be very rewarding, but it also requires a lot of work and a well thought out plan.  Sponsored by SCORE and Baker Free Library, this three part workshop will help you get started on the right track. Short Course in Small Business on Thursday, November 7th, Marketing Marketing Marketing on Thursday, November 14th, Finding the Path to Profitability on Thursday, November 21st.  All session run from 5:30-7:30pm.  Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Follow the link to sign up      
Tinker Tuesday, the first Tuesday of each Month
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, providing children aged 7-12 with an opportunity to explore scientific topics through hands-on activities. Registration is required for this event. For more info, contact Juliana at or call (603) 224-7113.
Bookaneers Book Club, the Third Thursday of Each Month at 4:00PM
The Bookaneers is a new book club for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students! This group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00PM. Explore new books and genres, and take part in a craft or project inspired by each book. Copies of each month's selected title will be provided by the library. Registration is required for this event. For more info, contact Juliana at or call (603) 224-7113.

Storytimes for the Little Ones

Storytimes are back for our youngest patrons, and they run according to this schedule:
Baby Stay n' Play Mondays, 11:00 a.m.
A play group for infants from birth to 18 months, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Enjoy rhymes, music and movement with your little one! We’ll end with plenty of open play time, utilizing our collection of toys and manipulatives
Toddler Story-time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
For children from 18 months to 3 years of age, in the company of a parent or caregiver. We’ll share stories, songs, flannels and more, and end with an open play time, allowing parents and their children to socialize and play together.
Preschool Story-time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
A story-time designed for children aged 3-5, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Spark your child's curiosity as we learn about a new topic each week through stories, songs, music and movement! Includes a simple craft at the end of each session.

Drive Safely during Winter Storms

The Bow Police would like to remind you that during storms, for your safety, please do not drive around a road closed barrier, sign or cones.  You may find yourself in an unsafe position because wires, high water, or a large tree me maybe across the road.

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