Back by popular demand...
The Historical Society has brought back Marlow tee
shirts with the Marek Bennett "summer and winter" designs - long
sleeves, forest green. The price is $20.00. Every penny from sale of the tee shirts goes towards the ongoing renovation of Murray Hall.Click here to see larger photos...
October 23, 2014
The Marlow Book Club is inviting new members to join us
Check out our Facebook page: Marlow Book Club
. The next book we're reading is People of
the Book by Geraldine Brooks
and the next meeting is Friday, November 21.
Let us know if you're interested in joining!
College Scholarship Program
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation seeks high-achieving high school seniors
with financial need for its College Scholarship Program, the largest
undergraduate scholarship in the nation. Selected students receive
college planning support, ongoing advising, and up to $40,000 per year
to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate institution. If you know
students who stand out for their exceptional academic abilities and
achievements, persistence, leadership, and desire to help others, please
encourage them to visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s website to
learn more. The application closes on November 4
The Keene Sentinel interviewed Marlow Community Alliance board members recently about their ongoing efforts to bring a store and gas station back to Marlow. You can read the complete article here....
Marlow community group aims to build gas station, general store
MARLOW - If you run out of gas on Route 10 in this small town, you’d
better hope you find a friendly neighbor’s door to knock on.
And don’t worry, you wouldn’t be the first one.
a gas station in town closed three years ago, Marlow residents and
people passing through have no choice but to drive 16 miles in one
direction to fill up. Likewise, the closest store to get a last-minute
gallon of milk is about 15 minutes away.
But members of a new community group hope to change that within the next two years....read more
April 2, 2014
Status Update from the Marlow Community Alliance
The Marlow Community Alliance Board of Directors
is currently researching several potential properties in downtown
Marlow. We are also actively fundraising, both with grant opportunities
and with local events. Our original timeline predicted that in the first
year the Board would be developed, corporate and non-profit status would
be completed and planning grants would be written - and hopefully
funded. We are still within our first year activities and feeling
positive that, thus far, our timeline continues to be accurate.
check the events tab of our Facebook page for upcoming fundraisers -
our Fundraising Committee has many exciting events planned in the coming
year, both to raise money for this project and to also bring the community
together to support our mission:To provide goods, services and
the opportunity for our community to expand by supporting educational,
economic, workforce, and community development in Marlow and surrounding
towns, while maintaining the rural and historical character of our
To retain and promote citizenship and encourage investment in our shared communities.
stop by the library to purchase a ‘got gas?’ long sleeve t-shirt for
to help with start-up costs (insurance, filing fees, etc). If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
email@example.com. We look forward to working with all of you
for the success of our community!
Marlow Community Alliance Board of Directors
Click on the picture below to see a larger image...
This town, a largely undisturbed agricultural community on the
border of Cheshire County, is the prototype of a Yankee rural
village.It was granted in 1753 under the name Addison, in honor of
Joseph Addison, British essayist and poet, and Secretary of State for
England, who signed the appointment papers making John Wentworth
Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire under the jurisdiction of
Massachusetts in 1717.
Although there are persistent rumors that
Marlow is named for the English poet, Christopher Marlowe, it seems more
likely that, like many New England towns, Marlow is named after a place
and the name "Marlow" recalls Marlowe, England. Perhaps some of our
early settlers came from that region.
A New Hampshire source
supports this view: New Hampshire: A History, Resources, Attractions,
and Its People volume 1 by Hobart Pillsbury. He wrote, "It was
re-granted in 1761 to William Noyes and others and named Marlow after an
English town" (Pillsbury, p 234). Genealogical research on the origins
of Marlow's settlers might shed light on the issue.
The picturesque village center, with its white church, Odd Fellows Hall, Town Hall and lily pond is one of the region's most photographed scenes and often the subject of an artist's brush. Marlow is the site of many marks of glacial action, and minerals are still found here. A woodworking industry once used the water power of the Ashuelot River to produce tools, furniture and wooden buckets from lumber cut nearby.