News Digest

Farmers market opens June 14

This year marks the 10th season of the Merrimack Farmers Market, which will open for the season on Wednesday, June 14 and continue through Wednesday, Oct. 11. The market will run every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. in the Vault Motor Storage parking lot located at 526 Daniel Webster Highway. The market features goods from many of Merrimack’s local farms and New Hampshire vendors.

For more information email merrimackfarmers

– Submitted by Merrimack Farmers Market

Naticook Day Camp has milk program

The Town of Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and Naticook Day Camp announce sponsorship of the Special Milk Program. Milk will be available to all participants as part of the daily lunch program at Naticook Day Camp. Milk will be provided regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation.

For questions regarding the program or about Naticook Day Camp, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 882-1046.

For more information on Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department, visit our website at

– Submitted by Merrimack Parks & Recreation

Safe Sitter Class set for Saturday

On Saturday, June 17, the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Safe Sitter Training Course from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the function hall at Wasserman Park.

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades six through eight to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers, such as power failures or weather emergencies.

Participants will learn tips to manage behavior along with the ages and stages of child development. Class will also include rescue skills, such as choking rescue and CPR and how to assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

Course is taught by Michelle Panaccione, who is a registered nurse in the Cardiac ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor for the American Heart Association and Safe Sitter.

Registration is required by going to: