Save The Dump Art!

james  argeriou
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A big thank you to everyone who signed the petition and came to town hall. I think we persuaded the town selectmen to re-evaluate the decision to remove the art and flowers! Further talks regarding some designated "art and flower" areas at the recycling center need to be discussed but is sounds like some beauty and Candia charm will be added back to the center! I want to also thank the selectmen for listening to their constituents (and my personal rant) and being open-minded enough to see that our recycling center is a cherished town institution - our dump is more than a dump to its residents!

Again, Thank you,

Jim Argeriou


As of Wednesday July 8th, the recycling center employees have been ordered by the town selectmen to remove all of the artwork that is displayed on the walls. It was bad enough to lose the beautiful and artistic flower gardens and giant sunflower beds, but now the paintings have to go as well?! Chuck Witcher and Joe Lamarche (as well as the other employees) have been collecting and proudly displaying the recycled artwork on the walls of the dump for the last ten years and I don’t know about you but I liked it. The paintings (and flower beds for that matter) gave the dump a certain uniqueness that is Candia. The paintings, though certainly not Rembrandt’s or Picasso’s, added brightness and measure of fun when going to the dump. Now, instead of looking at a colorful array of art you will get to look at the insides of a grey metal building.

Here is a link to the Hooksett Banner article “Days are numbered for art at Candia Recycling Center”. I think if you read it you will be as impassioned as I am to make sure the artwork stays - help to keep the dump beautiful!

http://www.newhampshire.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?...

Please pass this along to any Candia, NH resident who you think enjoys the artwork at the dump.

  • Maryclare Heffernan
    Maryclare Heffernan United States, Bedford
    Jul 14, 2015
    Jul 14, 2015
    Follow Christie Gosselin's lead and think about what we all value. Art is pretty important. Thank you!
  • jeff cote candia, nh
    jeff cote candia, nh United States, Manchester
    Jul 14, 2015
    Jul 14, 2015
    Nice job Jim/All and thank you to the selectmen for agreeing to reconsider. This is a great town with wonderful leadership and engaged residents...nice little exercise in small town politics . Proud to hang my hat in Candia
    "Government of the people, by the people. for the people" Abraham Lincoln
  • JAMES D. MACAULAY
    JAMES D. MACAULAY United States, Bedford
    Jul 14, 2015
    Jul 14, 2015
    I AM INCREDULOUS THAT THE SELECTMAN EVEN FEEL THE NECESSITY TO CONSIDER THIS VERY STUPID AND ILL CONSIDERED ACTION. THERE IS LITTLE ENOUGH BEAUTY AND HUMOR EVIDENT IN THE WORLD TO BEE SEEN IN A DAILY AND MUNDANE SETTING SUCH AS THE DUMP. CHERISH AND AUGMENT WHAT WE HAVE, NOT TEAR IT DOW! PHILLISTINES!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 13, 2015
    Jul 13, 2015
    Candia was featured on NH Chronicle because our dump was so cool, unique, and well run. Now the selectmen want to do away with all this? Hopefully they will have to vote on this as I am sure it will have a drastic impact on their chances of reelection.
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