A list of Organizations, Services, and Resources that are available to the community.
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Cornish Aging in Place (CAIP)
Cornish Aging in Place (CAIP) has posted its updated and revised CAIP RESOURCE LIST FOR SENIORS on the Cornish Town website and invites you to explore all of the support service options available to seniors in Cornish. Here local, state and community services are listed: healthcare, food and clothing, pet care, medical equipment, mental healthcare, Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N), and financial and legal planning. There are reference copies available at the Town Offices and the Library. You may get a hardcopy by calling or emailing Reigh Sweetser: 603-675-5030
CAIP also maintains a second list providing information on home services and businesses that have been recommended to us by people who have used them. You can get this list only from Leigh Callahan (603-543-0365). Call or email her and she’ll be happy to provide it.
Please check out the updated and revised CAIP RESOURCE LIST FOR SENIORS, and call Leigh Callahan if you’re interested in the home services and businesses list.
And as always, reach out to us with any questions:
Jan Lord, Co-Chair, 603-675-6417
Jody Schubert, Co-Chair, 603-675-6081
Cornish Swimming Area
Did you know that Cornish has its very own swimming area that also does double duty as a fire pond? If you travel to Cornish Flat, turn onto School Street and go to the end of the street to the intersection of School Street and Leavitt Hill Road, you can take a refreshing dip in the dammed area of Blow-Me-Down Brook!
Town history tells us that in January 1967 Irene LeClair granted the town of Cornish a parcel of land that included portions along Blow-Me-Down Brook. The dam located at the corner of Leavitt Hill Road and School Street forms a “natural” pool that makes for an ideal swimming hole. Because of the condition of the old dam, an on-site inspection was completed in 1973 in order to acquire grant funds to repair and improve the dam. In June 1975, following a second pre-award on-site inspection, a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for $3000 was approved and matched by the Town of Cornish for improvements to the dam and the formal establishment of a public recreation area.
At the time of the grant request the proposed scope of the improvements included a stop-log control gate, fill for the shoulder, excavation and installation of 4″ of beach sand, excavation of silt from behind the dam, landscaping and installation of a guardrail on the dam. The project was completed in July 1976 with the project finalized in 1981.
Although the beach sand and guardrails on the dam are gone, the swimming hole is still a refreshing break from the dog days of summer (hopefully we will have a few in August!), and who knows, you might even share the water with a duck or other wildlife during your visit.
There is no lifeguard on duty, or trash receptacles provided, so please take appropriate precautions, supervise children, clean up after pets if needed and remove any trash from the area.
Many thanks to the town road crew and local volunteers for keeping the grass mowed and the area accessible. Parking is on the street.
For this article and past and present photos, click this link on the Town website Conservation Commission “Notes” page: Cornish Swimming Area.
As you are planning your events for the year, don’t forget about the availability of the community plates and flatware. Free to borrow dinner plates, dessert plates, soup bowls, flatware, and some mason jars. Flatware is all metal and dishes are all ceramic or glass. Environmentally friendly! There is service for more than 200.
Call Sue Fitch to reserve at 603-252-9391
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Cornish Library
Want to know more about the Friends of the Cornish, NH Library?
Interested in becoming a member?
Learn about this volunteer group by downloading the Friends’ brochure and form, which includes our mission, goals, and list of current and past service projects. If you would like to support the Cornish Library, we are always looking for new members to collaborate on enhancing our services.