Congregational Society In Gilmanton
The Smith Meeting
House will play host to the Dickens Carolers for a Christmas service
Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm The First Congregational Society in
Gilmanton will host a holiday Christmas service. The service will be held at
the Smith Meeting House in Gilmanton, NH. All denominations are invited.
The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness, NH will officiate. Music will be
provided by the “Dickens Carolers”. The Carolers will perform a medley of
songs, singing choral music, holiday solos and duets. They will also lead
the congregation singing traditional Christmas carols.
The “Dickens Carolers” from the Lake Region Opera Company
Come and enjoy this nineteenth century style Christmas service. Bring your
family and friends.
The Smith Meeting House is on the National Register of historic places in
New Hampshire. It is located on Meeting House Road, off Route 140 between
the Iron Works and Gilmanton Corner Village, approximately 3 miles from
route 107 heading east.
Memorial Forest Dedicated in Gilmanton
Chair of the Gilmanton Conservation Commission, congratulates Daniel Webster
on his donation of a conservation easement in memory of his father, William
Daniel Webster has donated a conservation easement on his land in Lower
Gilmanton fronting on Route 129 and Brown’s Pond, the mill pond adjacent to
Rollins Pond. Following an unveiling of the sign, visible from Route 129,
the Conservation Commission hosted a reception at the Kelley Schoolhouse
where Dan attended school in the 1930s.
A conservation easement is a voluntary conservation agreement between a
landowner and either a land trust or governmental agency such as the
Commission that permanently restricts use of the land for conservation
purposes only. According to Nanci Mitchell, chair of the Gilmanton
Conservation Commission, this particular easement provides for the
conservation of significant surface water resources and wildlife habitat by
protecting approximately 1900 feet of undeveloped frontage on Brown’s Pond
as well as approximately 165 feet of riparian buffer along Rollins Pond and
both sides of Blackman Brook. This shoreland frontage is important for
wildlife and has been mapped as a Tier II or highest ranked habitat in the
ecological region in the Wildlife Action Plan completed by the NH Fish and
Game Department in 2005. Public pedestrian access is allowed.
In addition to the important frontage on the pond, the property surrounds
the Kelley School on three sides. The School, authorized in 1778, is the
last remaining one-room school house in Gilmanton that remains in public
Village Savings Bank Promotes Carter And O’Hara At Laconia Office
left, and Nicole O’Hara, right, were recently promoted at Meredith Village
Savings Bank’s Laconia office. Carter is branch supervisor and O’Hara is
assistant head teller.
Meredith Village Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of
Cheryl Carter and Nicole O’Hara, who have both been serving customers for
more than three years in MVSB’s Laconia office at 379 South Main Street.
Carter has been promoted to branch supervisor and O’Hara is the new
assistant head teller.
Carter came to MVSB in July 2005, shortly before the bank opened its Laconia
office in August of that year. She became a certified teller the following
year and was promoted to assistant head teller in August 2007. Prior to
working at MVSB, Carter worked in the retail field for many years and also
served as a certified nursing assistant at a nursing home.
In her new role, Carter manages the daily operations of the Laconia office
when the regional vice president/manager is away from the office, supervises
the assistant head teller and customer service representative, and
coordinates staff meetings and training.
O’Hara is a longtime Laconia resident who started her MVSB career in May
2005. She worked in the bank’s Center Harbor office until the opening of the
Laconia office. She became a certified teller the following year. Before
joining MVSB, O’Hara earned a bachelor of science in engineering from the
University of New Hampshire and worked at Jackson’s Star Market.
In addition to the friendly knowledgeable service she continues to provide
to customers, O’Hara is now also responsible for supervising her fellow
tellers and assisting with some aspects of office operations, such as the
opening and closing of the office.
“I’ve been privileged to work with both Cheryl and Nicole since we opened
this office more than 3 years ago,” noted Nancy Williams-Hunt, the regional
vice president and manager of the Laconia office. “I’m so pleased to see
both of these capable women continue their careers here and take on even
higher levels of responsibility in service to our customers.”
Meredith Village Savings Bank is an independent mutual savings bank with 11
offices serving individuals, families, businesses, organizations and towns
around Lake Winnipesaukee and the Plymouth area. MVSB has offices in Alton,
Ashland, Gilford, Center Harbor, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth
and Wolfeboro. More information about the bank can be found at