Gilmanton NH News

February 23, 2011


Year-Round Library Holds Successful Fundraiser

Local Gilmanton Chef, Steve Owens of Remedy House, peruses the

dessert selection at the recent February IceBreaker.

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library Association would like to thank all those who braved terrible winter weather conditions on Saturday, February 5th to attend the Library’s February Icebreaker.  The name of the event turned out to be prophetic, since a late day ice storm made road conditions very slick.  Nonetheless, about 70 people turned out for an evening of fun, music, and good food, as well as a silent auction and raffle at the Gilmanton Academy.  The Academy was beautifully decorated with flowers, white tablecloths and sparkling lights.

Many thanks go out to the local businesses, craftsmen and friends of the Year-Round Library who contributed many unique and interesting auction and raffle items.  Library volunteers also prepared a wonderful array of food and helped decorate the auditorium at the Academy.  In addition to raising a substantial amount for the Library, it was also an opportunity to meet neighbors, socialize and enjoy an evening out.



Gilmanton Snowshoe Hike On February 26th!

Gilmanton residents taking a snowshoeing break.

The Gilmanton Conservation Commission is sponsoring a snowshoe hike at the Ella Stroud Memorial Forest on Shellcamp Road on Saturday, February 26th (with a blizzard date of Sunday, February 27th) at 10:00 a.m.  The hike will be facilitated by Matt Tarr, a professional Wildlife Biologist and Forester with UNH Cooperative Extension, and Gilmanton resident.

This 34.9 acre parcel was given to the Town by Paul Stroud in memory of his late wife Ella in 2007.  The 3/4 mile loop trail was completed as an Eagle Scout project by Gilmanton graduate Cody Hook in 2010.  The wetland area on the property is one of the many special features of the Ella Stroud Memorial Forest. It is inhabited by black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) trees, also known as black gum which are uncommon in New Hampshire. The hike will last about 1 to 1.5 hours and is open to families and all snowshoe abilities. 

Come and explore this special place with us!  There will be some extra snowshoes and snacks on hand for those who need them. Parking will be limited to Shellcamp Road in front of the Buzzell Cemetery so please carpool.  For questions, please contact Erin at



We’re Talking Trash!

Attention all Gilmanton residents.  The Gilmanton Recycling Committee is “talking trash” and they’d like you to join them.

As you may know, the Recycling Committee has been meeting monthly since May 2010 and they’ve been investigating a variety of recycling options that are currently available.  Their goal is to educate and inform the residents of Gilmanton of the benefits of recycling more and reducing the amount of trash generated in town.

To that end, the Recycling Committee has created an informative Power Point presentation and they’d like you to take a few moments to review it on the town’s web site:

They also invite you to “talk a little trash” and voice your opinion by taking a brief survey which can also be found on the town website.  If you don’t have online access, the Power Point presentation and the survey will be available at the Town Meeting on March 12, 2011.  It will also be available at the recycling facility, the town’s libraries and the town hall.  This anonymous survey will only be available until April 2nd, so don’t delay.

Remember, “Recycling Pays” and the Recycling Committee invites all the residents of Gilmanton to participate in the town’s recycling future.



Gilmanton Year-Round Library Is Pleased To Announce That It Has

Received A $50,000 Endowment

Board members were “pleasantly surprised and truly touched by the gesture,” in a time of economic difficulty, a donation of this size is an amazingly generous offer.

There is a condition attached to the receipt of the donation. The funds will be used to establish “The Gilmanton Year-Round Library Utilities Fund”.  Only the interest from the endowment is to be used to assist with utility costs, including electricity, heat, telephone and internet services, for the library.  Use of this account will help us to pay our expenses and focus on other services needed by the community.   This donation will allow establishment of an endowment allowing others to donate to the fund.  It will also strengthen the Gilmanton Year-Round Library’s ability to continue to offer exceptional services to the residents of Gilmanton.












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