Celebrate Christmas at the annual "Lights on the Hill" festivities. The event is held Saturday, December 12th from 1-8 p.m. Activities happen in historic 19th century buildings beginning at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road in Candia, NH (exit 3 off Rt. 101). Walk the beautiful village campus lined with hundreds of luminaries or ride the shuttle bus around to each site. Admission is free. Help us support those in need by donating a hat or warm gloves or socks.
Toast a marshmallow or just warm your hands at the glowing campfire. Enjoy a light supper in the Café and top it off with a homemade dessert in the Bakery. Children as well as adults will delight in seeing live nativity animals at the “Bethlehem” stable. The Heritage Commission will greet you at the Smyth Building, which is on the National Historic Register. View crèches from all over the world. The Christmas Store is a delightful place to buy those inexpensive stocking stuffers. Elves are available to help your children purchase and wrap gifts for the entire family. Young adults will be drawn to the Coffeehouse to sip a cup of coffee while listening to acoustical music selections.
Christmas Shows have something for everyone – come enjoy Nicole Murphy, Concord Coachmen Chorus, Granite State Cloggers, music from Jesse Remington High School and Moore School students, and much more. Children’s activities across the picturesque village campus include cookie decorating, craft making, and more.
Sealed Bid - 2006 Ford Crown Victoria – Police Cruiser, mileage 134,549. Minimum bid amount is $2,250.00. Submit bid to Candia Selectmen’s Office, 74 High Street, Candia, NH 03034 by November 23, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
The Candia Cemeteries, in accordance with their regular annual schedule, will be closing their gates to vehicular traffic for the winter season Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Owners of Cemetery Lots are advised to remove any non-permanent items on or around their burial sites for the winter no later than Sunday, November 15, 2015 to allow the cemetery maintenance crew to properly prepare the grounds for the winter weather. While the trustees and staff will make every reasonable effort to protect items of value remaining after the above date, some items may be removed and discarded at the discretion of the trustees.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Cemetery Trustees by phone at (603) 483-8101, during regular business hours.
SOLAR UP is spearheaded by the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC), in cooperation with Smart Power, NH Sustainable Energy Association and the NH Local Energy Work Group. Candia has selected Granite State Solar as their SOLAR UP partner.
On August 2, 2015, a presentation was given to the residents of the town of Candia regarding the SOLAR UP program. Below you will find the presentation slides, the video of the presentation and the video of the Q&A portion of the presentation.
The Cemetery Trustees, at their July meeting, formally adopted rules and regulations for their conduct of business and for the use of Candia Cemeteries by the public. These are the first set of formal rules and regulations ever adopted for our cemeteries. We welcome public questions and comments. At their August 20th regular monthly meeting, they will be considering the adoption of a formal revised fee schedule for the cemeteries. The public is invited to attend the meeting and participate in the discussions.
The Heritage Commission has compiled and published an updated history of the town with an emphasis on residents' personal recollections. The last recorded history was done by the Bicentennial Committee in 1963. The new book begins with the history as it was documented in 1963.
Contributors to the 2014 "Candia: A Sense of Place", were town organizations updating their activities, many Candia residents’ memoirs and Moore School student appreciations of the town. New and old photographs enhance the book.
Copies are available at the Smyth Public Library or Commission members for $15.
The NH Department of Transportation has now completed the Road Safety Audit (RSA) for two of the more dangerous intersections in Candia. These are two of the three corners of the triangle where NH Routes 27 & 43 traffic intersects.
One of those three corner intersections is the “Four Corners” where the state has installed traffic control signal lights, significantly improving the traffic flow and reducing accidents.
The southerly corner intersection, where NH Route 43 traffic between Manchester and the Deerfield area meets Raymond Road, by the entrance to Holbrook Cemetery, is particularly dangerous. Traffic coming from the Deerfield area has to stop and then merge into the traffic coming from the Raymond area going into Manchester. Traffic coming from the Manchester area and going to the Deerfield area has to make a left turn thru that same traffic flow to continue on Route 43.
The easterly corner intersection, where NH Route 27 going from Candia to Raymond has to stop and enter the traffic going to and from Manchester is the least dangerous of the three, but does a poor job of handling turning traffic.
The RSA, a lengthy and comprehensive exercise, was conducted with representatives of the state, the municipality and potentially affected residents last summer. A draft of the results was reviewed by the participants. These final results will now go to NHDOT for design and future construction by the state.
The report and drawing plans of the proposed improvement options can be viewed at the below links.