Volume 38 Number 9 The Good News Paper September 2017

Farmington Experienced Hay Day and an
Awesome Eclipse in August
Farmington saw a lot of excitement in
August. The 36th Annual Farmington
Hay Day was held on August 19 and
20. Activities were organized a bit
different from past years, but there was
still lots of excitement. Street vendors
and organizations lined Main and
Central Streets. There were mock
weddings, and real couples renewed
their vows. The ever popular bed race
closed the street faire. There were
fireworks on Saturday night, and
breakfast Sunday morning. The
annual Hay Day 5 K Race ended the
festivities for another year.

All proceeds from the Hay Day event will go to support the
Recreation Department programs. On August 21st, the Great
American Eclipse made its way diagonally across the country
from Oregon to South Carolina. While Farmington was not on
the path of totality, we did get to experience about 60% of the

Sun being covered by the
moon as at crossed past
the sun. The Goodwin
Library held an Ecipse
event, having lots of pin
viewers and glasses that
folks could use to view
the eclipse. Following the
eclipse, there were eclipse
crafts for the kids to
enjoy. All in all, it was a
wonderful experience.
Organizations that Help
Those in Need Featured
Prominently This Hay Day
The Circle of Hope and Relay for Life were just two
of the many organizations that were represented at the
Hay Day Street Faire. Relay For Life events are

life-changing fundraising events
that help communities fight back
against cancer. Circle of Hope
offers a safe and confidential
environment for families who
have loved ones suffering from

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Knights Of Columbus Thank
All for Success of Yard Sale
The Knights of Columbus Annual Yard Sale was a
success due to the effort and resources donated by a
number of people and organizations. The Yard Sale,
run by the St. Peter Council of the Farmington, NH
Knights of Columbus, took place on August 12th and
13th. The success of the sale was made possible
through the donation of time, effort and resources by
folks and organizations interested in the growth of our
community. The Knights of Columbus would like to
recognize and thank the following their part in
making this event a success:
● St. Peter's Ladies Guild.
● Shipyard Salvage for their donation of a 15
yard dumpster.
● Cameron's Garden Center for the donation of
the tent.
● All the good people that donated their
'treasures'. Nate turner Alumni Soccer
● Our brother Knights of Columbus, Council Game Scheduled for
And our sincere thanks to everyone that helped in this
September 30
effort. Remember our annual sale when cleaning out There is an alumni game scheduled for September
your basement, garage, or spare room! Our Annual 30, 10:00 AM, at the Farmington High School
Yard Sale benefits our local Community. Soccer Field. This is an event held by the family to
raise money for the scholarship in Nathan's name
that is given to high school senior every year.
This year we are opening it up to all alumni
regardless the sport. $5 donation to play and there
will be bake sale 50/50 raffle baskets and
concessions. We are still looking for donations for
bake sale items. Raffle baskets. There will also be
Tshirts for sale to help raise money as well.
Please call or text Gayle Turner at 603-781-9805 for
more information.

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Around the Town
September 2017
September is National Courtesy Month
It's amazing how much better the world can be when includes forgiveness are quantifying patients' levels
everyone is just a tad more polite. It's amazing how of anger, anxiety, and depression. They conclude, in
often we forget this little politeness and it seems like multiple studies, that forgiveness elevates mood and
the ones we most often drop our manners with are our increases optimism, while not forgiving correlates
friends and family. So the next time someone does with release all the chemicals that your body
something for you, even something little like picking produces when you are under stress. So when
up your socks, show some gratitude attitude. Using someone takes your parking space, cuts you in line,
good manners can change your life and your levels of or anything that may cause you stress, respond with
stress. Researchers who measure emotional and kindness and courtesy. Good manners go a long way
psychological health outcomes following therapy that to defusing a situation before it becomes a problem.

September Happenings Around the Town
Farmington Responds - Circle of Hope Initiative Neighbors United Community Film Series
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point
3:00 - 7:00 PM Monday, September 4, 11, 18, 25 7:00 - 9:00 PM Friday, September 15
480 Main Street, Farmington New Durham Public Library, New Durham

Lego Club Community Meal at First Baptist Church
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Saturday, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4:00 - 6:00 PM Sunday, September 24
Goodwin Library, Farmington First Baptist Church, Farmington

Senior Bingo Family Game Night
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20, 27 5:00 - 7:30 PM Tuesday, September 26
Town Hall/Recreation Department, Farmington Goodwin Library, Farmington

Blessed Bargains Open Book Group
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday, September 9, 30 6:00 - 7:30 PM Thursday, September 28
First Congregational Church, Farmington Goodwin Library, Farmington

Crafternoon Community Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 AM Friday, September 8 8:00 - 9:30 AM Saturday, September 30
Goodwin Library, Farmington First Congregational Church, Farmington

Farmington Selectboard Meeting Community Food Pantry Open
6:00 - 8:00 PM Mon, September 11, 25 9:30 - 10:30 AM Saturday, September 30
Municipal Building, Farmington First Congregational Church, Farmington

Friends of the Goodwin Library Meeting Nate Turner Alumni Soccer Game
6:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 12 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday, September 30
Goodwin Library, Farmington Farmington High School Soccer Field, Farmington

TriTown Democrats Meeting There is always lots to do in Farmington! Visit our Around the
7:00 - 8:30 PM Thursday, September 14 Town Calendar on the website at www.PuddledockPress.org, or on
New Durham Library, New Durham our Facebook page.

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Farmington Celebrates Hay Day in the Tiger’s Den
There was lots to do and see this year at the 36th Annual Hay Day, August 19 - 20. The Street Faire on Saturday
morning and afternoon, followed by the Fireworks on Saturday night. Sunday saw the annual breakfast and 5K race.

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Fundraiser for Farmington
Football Team
The Farmington High School football team is
Make More Thoughtful Decisions selling calendar raffle tickets to raise money for
by Nancy Fulton the team. There are lots of great prizes. Tickets are
$10.00 each. The winning tickets are put into the
I have lived in Farmington my entire life. It is with
drawing for following days. If you are interested in
great pride that I tell people where I am from. I have
tickets or more informaiton about the raffle, please
witnessed the town going through many changes, not
contact any of the football players or call Kellie
all of them positive.
Hersom at 603-817-5763. Help support football in
We have just seen the construction of our new Public Farmington by purchasing one or more raffle
Safety Building. It was wonderful. The town held an tickets.
Open House for all the residents to see it.
I do feel there was an oversight. Until recent years,
we had an all volunteer Fire Department. Many of the
dedicated individuals who volunteered to keep the
town safe still live here. As a courtesy, a personal
invitation should have been extended to them to tour If you are a reader from outside of Farmington, we
the facility. invite you to take a selfie of you at your location,
The changes taking place at the cemetery have left it with the Puddledock Press and send it to us at
looking deserted and forgotten. We have a hard PuddledockPress@gmail.com. If you are a
working crew that keeps it mowed and neatly Farmington resident, take the Puddledock with you
trimmed. The changes brought about by the Board of as you travel and send us a selfie of you and the
Trustees are the cause for the cemetery’s current Puddledock, wherever you are, in the state, in the
appearance. nation, or in the world! We would love to hear
from you and post your picture and your location.
It is reasonable that gravesites should not be If you're camera shy, just tell us where you are and
decorated in an over-the-top manner, as some were. that you enjoy our Community Good News Paper.
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and time consuming. However, a simple arrangement they are or where they have been, by visiting our
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Farmington School District Welcomes
Staff Back to School with a Breakfast
On Monday, August 28th, the staff of Farmington schools returned for
the opening of the 2017 - 2018 school year. Teachers started early
Monday morning with a welcome breakfast that would begin the day
of professional development for the staff and administrators. Faculty
and staff enjoyed quiche, an assortment of pastries, coffee, and juice
as they arrived at 7:30 to begin their day. Following breakfast,
Superintendent Ruth Ellen Vaughn opened the day with a few remarks
about the coming year. She encouraged staff and community
members to help with the strategic planning process, reminding the
faculty of her charge to bring Farmington to a Top 10 school in 10
years. With one year down, there were 9 to go! Progress was made,
with more to come. She was excited to continue the process and work
with the faculty and staff to improve our schools. New staff members
were introduced and welcomed, including a new Assistant Principal
for Henry Wilson and Principal for the High School. Veteran staff
members were also honored with pins for 10, 20, 25, and 30 years of Superintendent Ruth Ellen Vaughn
service to our children and the Farmington School District. welcomes her staff back to school.

The Farmington School District staff were treated to a welcome back to school breakfast on August 28th.

Coming October 6, 7:00 PM
Jeff Durrell presents Reinacting the
Revolutionary War

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More Hay Day fun registering Mock Wedding couples. Friday, August 30, 1929
Schools Open September 4
Charles W. T. Wilson, chairman of the board of
education, announces that everything is in readiness
for the opening of schools on Wednesday, September
4, and that sessions will be observed in conformity
with the 1929-1930 school calendastr published last
week. The interim provided by the summer vacation
has been occupied with minor repairs to the various
schoolhouses and supplying vacancies in the teaching
force made by resignations. Chief among repaairs is
the re-roofing og the Glenn Street School. The
schools will open under the supervision of Fred W.
Dudley, superionmtendent of Supervisory Union No.
41 to which Farmington schools were transitioned at
the close of last school lear. As Mr. Dudley has
administered the affairs of this union most
successfully for several years, there is every reason to
believe that Farmington schools will benefit by his
close attention to school interests. He will be at the
office of the high school building much of the time
from now until the opening date and any telephone
calls addressed to this source are likely to find
response. Health office John H. Leighton states that
the call of the state for vaccination of children who
are to enter public school in September has been
loyally met my parents, on the whole, without protest.
It is indeed fortunate that the school board has been
able to retain nealy all of the teaching force which
Available now! gave such a good account of itself last year, and in
Beans, Greens, Tomatoes, several instances teachers of several years' experience
Cucumbers, Radishes, and other in the local schools will serve again this year, so there
is little or no interruption to the resumption of a
delicious vegetables! progressive program that has shown excellent results
the past few years.

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his head and keep looking back to be sure that we
noticed and are giving chase. He also enjoys
by Kimberly Simmons pushing people into the water, whether it be a stock
Animals Can Provide Hours of tank, puddle or pond.
Laughter and Amusement We need to pay more attention to how our animals
live and the lessons we can learn from them.
Of all the things that animals do for us humans,
Animals have an amazing ability to shake off the
making us laugh is perhaps the greatest gift of all!
stressful times, move on and not look back. They
Make no mistake, some animals enjoy making us
also have an innate capacity to garner joy from
laugh! K'eyush the Stunt Huskamute on Facebook is
simple things, do not take themselves too seriously
my favorite example of a dog who loves to make
and always find ways to have fun! If laughter is the
people laugh. He just adores running full speed,
best medicine, then our animals are furry
checking to see if he has an audience, then throwing
pharmacists dispensing endless amounts of curative
himself onto the ground to roll and slide. He comes
antics to heal our souls.
back to his feet dog-laughing, every time! He is also
hopeless when it comes to catching things but his Kimberly Simmons is the owner of For PETS,
efforts are always amusing: one eye closed, mouth Pawsitive Education, Training & Services, LLC. in
open wide, tongue hanging out, on his hind legs with Farmington
his front paws spread wide apart... while the ball
bounces off his forehead. First Church Congregational
My own animals provide endless hours of amusement Hosts Pancake Breakfast
and my family keeps saying how we should set up There will be a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday,
cameras all over the house in order to catch those silly September 9, at First Church Congregational, at 63
moments. From the endless rounds of the South Main Street in Rochester. The coast is $6 per
butt-tuck-boogey; where our dogs run full speed, in a person, $3 for children 5 - 10 years old, and it is free
tight circle with their butts tucked while singing for kids under 5. Before, during or after you eat,
Husky-songs, to the furniture leaping contests with you can Grab-a Box for $5. You could win a gift
tongues lolling out and happy dog faces, it seems like card worth from $10 to $30 from local businesses.
the more we laugh, the greater their efforts to make us Piles of wrapped boxes await your selection(s).
laugh. When I am particularly down my service dog, Don't have time for a meal? That's fine, you’re
Takoda, will do whatever it takes to cheer me up, welcome to just come to grab a box or two!
from tossing clothes in the air to land on his head, to Fellowship Hall is fully accessible. You can visit
flopping on the floor, rolling to his back and getting facebook.com/firstchurchrochester, first-ucc.net, or
'beaten up' by his tuggy toy; all with enthusiastic email us at firstucc@myfairpoint.net to find more
doggy laughter. information. You can also call us at 332-1121.
Even when they don't mean to make us laugh, or
acknowledge our evident mirth, the silly things our
animals do provide us with so much joy! My oldest
horse, Jester, likes to mess with people; he is not
mean, but mischievous. I recently had to treat a small
wound on his chest and when I was done, kissed his
nose. Evidently, he was not happy about the entire
procedure and snorted in my face, which was very
messy. After a moment of shock, I could not help but
laugh and say, “I guess I know how you felt about
that!” (while wiping muddy horse boogers off of my
face). Jester also enjoys stealing hats, hair ties,
sunglasses, cell phones and anything else he can grab,
and running off with his purloined loot! He will toss
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Vegetarian Cheesy Hash Brown
20 oz shredded potatoes (fresh or refrigerated)
10 oz can cream of celery soup
2 ¼ cups (10 oz) shredded cheddar cheese, ¼ cup
¾ cup sour cream
1 chopped yellow onion
¼ cup salted butter, melted
Savor the Flavor swings into full force this month as ½ tsp paprika
we talk about some of your most favorite Directions
breakfast/brunch recipes. Breakfast they say, is the In a large bowl combine potatoes, soup, 2 cups cheese,
most important meal of the day. sour cream, onion and butter MIx well. Spread into
greased 8 x 8 baking dish then sprinkle remaining ¼
Orange Spritzer - Non Alcoholic cup cheese and paprika. Bake at 350 degrees for 45
Ingredients minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese
100 percent orange juice is bubbling. The edges will start to turn brown. Serve
Sparkling (carbonated) water hot!! ~~ENJOY~~
1 - orange, for decoration
Ice cubes - optional Breakfast Blueberry Lemonade
Directions Spritzer
Take the orange and either slice it thinly or cut into Ingredients
wedges. In a large pitcher mix equal parts of orange 2 cups fresh blueberries
juice and sparkling water. Mix 2 parts orange juice to 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 part of carbonated water. MIx in large pitcher. Serve 3-4 pieces of lemon peel
with a fresh slice of orange wedge. Serve right away 6 cups club soda or seltzer
to keep the drink fizzy. ~~ENJOY~~ Directions
Add the blueberries and lemon juice and lemon peel in
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until the berries
Breakfast Roll-ups are softened and burst. Remove lemon peel and spoon
Ingredients berries and juice into a food processor. Puree on
3 eggs smooth and then strain through a mesh strainer into a
1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls large bowl and discard the solids. Slowly add the club
8 fully cooked breakfast sausage links soda and stir. Add ice cubes. Pour blueberry lemonade
4 slices of (sandwich size) cheddar cheese over top and stir before serving. Garnish with fresh
Salt and Pepper to taste. mint sprigs, if desired. Serve cold!! ~~ENJOY~~
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl beat eggs. Easy Breakfast Egg Cups
Reserve i tablespoon beaten ett for brushing on tops Ingredients
of crescent rolls. Scramble remaining eggs. Unroll 6 large eggs
dough and separate into 8 triangles. Cut cheese slices ¼ cup milk
in half; place 1 half on each triangle. Top with a salt and pepper to taste
spoonful of scrambled and egg mixture and 1 sausage 1 medium red bell pepper
link. Loosely roll up triangles as directed on can; ¾ cup spinach
place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush reserved ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
beaten egg on top of each crescent and sprinkle salt Cooking spray
and pepper on each. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until Instructions
golden brown. ~~ENJOY~~ Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk eggs and milk and
season with salt and pepper. Dice bell pepper into small
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pieces. Rollup the spinach leaves and slice them thin 3 tablespoons maple syrup
(chiffonade). Add all ingredients together. Fill muffin 2 tsp vanilla extract
cups ¾ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes until centers are 1 tsp ground cinnamon and ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
set and no longer runny. Cool slightly before serving. Directions
~~ENJOY~~ Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place one
roll quartered cinnamon roll pieces in the bottom of
Breakfast Corned Beef Hash slow cooker. Beat eggs, add heavy cream, maple
Ingredients syrup, vanilla extract, and nutmeg and blend well.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter Pour mixture over cinnamon rolls in the slow
1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) cooker. Add second layer of rolls. Cover and cook
3 cups finely chopped, cooked corn beef on low for 2.5 hours or until sides are golden brown
3 cups cooked potatoes and rolls are set. Remove top of slow cooker and put
Salt and Pepper to taste on frosting over the warm cinnamon roll casserole.
Chopped fresh parsley (optional) Serve warm. ~~ENJOY~~
Heat butter in a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. Nutrition Tips
Add onions and cook until translucent. Add corn beef Peanut Butter
and potatoes. Spread evenly over the pan and cook This versatile childhood favorite has plenty of
until well cooked.. Note: I like my edges krispy (press protein and fiber. For a change, try making silly
down with spatula) ~~ENJOY~~ PB&J sandwiches with toasted mini waffles or rice
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes cakes instead of bread. Try it with yogurt and
Ingredients raspberries for a yummy frozen treat that’s super fun
1 cup all purpose flour to eat.
2 tablespoons granulated sugar Eggs
1 tsp baking powder One egg provides a 4 year old with almost one third
½ tsp baking soda of the protein requirements for the day. Keep a
¼ tsp salt bunch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge. Scramble
1 cup buttermilk and egg and roll it up in a flour tortilla. Kids love
1 large beaten egg eggs.
⅓ cup creamy peanut butter (or you can use chunky,
if desired) Next month, Savor The Flavor will focus on lunch
Your favorite jelly, jam or syrup warmed up. items that we hope will enjoy. If you have a recipe
Directions or idea for the column, please either email me or
Heat up large skillet over a medium heat (or griddle). give me a phone call. This is your column and your
Whisk together dry ingredients. Whisk together wet input is greatly appreciated and welcomed. Until
ingredients. Mix but do not over mix. It is okay if it is next month, please remember to take a little time to
lumpy. Spray pan or griddle with cooking spray. Pour stop and “Savor The Flavor”. See you next month.
¼ cu[ of batter for each pancake. Cook pancakes for 3 deborahlouisereed@gmail.com 603-755-3012
minutes on each side or until cooked through. Repeat
until all are made. Serve warmed up with your
favorite jelly, jam or syrup. ~~ENJOY~~
Crockpot Cookery
Cinnamon Roll Breakfast
2- 12 oz Cinnamon Roll Tubes - quartered
4 eggs
½ cup heavy whipping cream

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Museum of Farmington History

Hay Day

Mock Weddings Music on the Green

Vendors on Main Street Faire

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