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Dear friends, family, community, and supporters of childhood
Jeremy O’Neil, a resident of Gilmanton NH was
diagnosed with leukemia 2 years ago at the age of 6 and still has
another 15 months of chemotherapy to go. There are several other
children in the Lakes Region battling various forms of childhood cancer. Jeremy is
participating in a fundraising event on behalf of St. Baldrick’s for
childhood cancer research.
This year it is on Saturday, June 4,
2011 at the Gilford Youth Center. Please help support Team Jeremy at
, any other team or come to the
event. There will be raffles with many great prizes, music, and food.
Baldrick’s raises money every year to help fund some of the best childhood
cancer research experts in the world. Most people are unaware that cancer is
the number one killer of children in the United States, after accidental
death. Some children with cancer have fairly high survival rates and some do
Please help St. Baldrick’s establish less toxic treatments as well
as a better chance of survival for all childhood cancer patients.
you so very much.
Vendors Wanted For Community Flea Market/Farmer’s Market
Sponsored By: Gilmanton Firemen and Police
• When: Saturday, May 28, 2011 (Rain or Shine) 8:00 am –
• Where: Public Safety Building Parking Lot
• Cost/Contact: Brenda Currier 267-8570 to reserve space
Spaces must be reserved and paid
for in advance. Vendors are not allowed to sell hot foods or
sandwiches. The Associations will be selling hamburgers, hotdogs,
sodas, chips, etc.
Even if you don’t want to rent a space, please stop by
and have lunch. Community support of our Associations will be greatly
Free Land Management Workshop in Gilmanton
Land managers can learn how to
attract wildlife, fund habitat improvement projects and maintain forest
health on their properties by attending a free seminar and field walk at the
Hidden Valley Scout Camp in Gilmanton on May 13.
The seminar will last
from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with a field tour immediately following.
Participants should bring boots and water, and be prepared for seasonal
weather conditions during the free field tour.
Space for this event is
Land management experts from the National Wild Turkey
Federation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of New
Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Belknap County Conservation District and
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will be available to answer
The NWTF New Hampshire has partnered with Natural Resources
Conservation Service to offer technical guidance for habitat management
through workshops and field days, and also connect landowners with funding
opportunities through federal assistance programs including the Wildlife
Habitat Incentive Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program and
Wetlands Reserve Program.
Contact Grant Mecozzi, NWTF regional
biologist, at (978) 766-8349 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for details about this free event.
about the NWTF, visit www.nwtf.org or call
Directions to Hidden Valley Scout Camp:
Take Route 93
to exit 20 to Route 140 toward Belmont, to Gilmanton and to Gilmanton Iron
Works. Turn left onto Crystal Lake Road before the Gilmanton Iron
Works Village. Turn right onto Mountain Road. After 1.2 miles turn
left onto Avery Hill Road. After 2.4 miles turn onto Places Mill Road.
Follow Places Mill Road 0.9 miles to the Hidden Valley Scout Camp entrance
on the right.
The seminar will be held in Carter Lodge. For a campsite
map, visit www.nhscouting.org/OrgHeaders/1812/CampMap.jpg.
GCC Food Pantry And Thrift Shop News
The GCC Food Pantry
and Thrift Shop is gearing up for another Sale. All wearable accessories
which includes shoes, sandals, sneakers, slippers, ties, belts, hats, socks,
purses, wallets, and backpacks will be 50% off. Also included in the
50% off sale will be all men’s and boys’ pants, suit jackets, and women’s
and girls’ dresses.
Come in and check out all the wonderful items
that will be 50% off for all those upcoming special occasions or just for
everyday wear. We have a wonderful selection of “little black dresses”
and special occasion dresses including some formal wear. As always our
name brand and new clothing and accessories are not priced any differently
than other items.
If you would like to make a donation to the Thrift Shop
or Food Pantry we ask that you drop off your donations during our regular
business hours. We accept clothing and wearable accessories only in
the Thrift Shop and we ask that your items be clean and in good, wearable
We accept non-perishable food items for our pantry
during business hours also. If you wish to make a monetary donation
you can mail it to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton IW,
We are located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the
Iron Works Market. We are open on Monday 9am – 1pm, Wednesday 3pm –
7pm, and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Parking is located in the Gilmanton
Community Church parking lot next door.
Our shop is staffed by wonderful
volunteers from our church and community and all the proceeds from the
Thrift Shop sales go to support the Food Pantry and its many programs.
We look forward to seeing you in the Thrift Shop soon!
GCC Food Pantry & Thrift Shop
We would like to invite you to join us for
a very special time of celebration. On Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 pm we
will be having a Thank You Gathering and Ribbon Cutting and Dedication
The Thank You Gathering will take place in the Gilmanton Iron
Works Church sanctuary beginning at 4:00 pm. We will then go next door
to the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop building for a long awaited Ribbon
Cutting and Dedication Ceremony to celebrate our new location.
been located in our new building since November. The building was
renovated and made ready for our pantry and thrift shop through the many
very generous donations of funds, materials and labor from a lot of
wonderful people and businesses in Gilmanton and the surrounding towns.
On Sunday, May 15th we would like you to join us in thanking all of those
who were so generous and helped to make our new building and mission go from
a vision to reality.
Please join us for this joyous gathering.
Tours of the building and light refreshments will follow the ceremonies.
Thermalscan Is Recognized With Energy Star® Awards
ThermalScan is pleased to announce that it has received a 2011 Home
Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
This Century Club
Award recognizes Lakes Region ThermalScan as one of a select few companies
throughout the United States, and the only New Hampshire company, that has
improved the energy efficiency of more than 100 homes in the past year
through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Home
Performance with ENERGY STAR, sponsored locally by the New Hampshire
Utilities offers homeowners a comprehensive, whole house approach to
improving energy efficiency and comfort, while saving money on utility bills
and helping to protect the environment.
Chandler von Schrader, with the
ENERGY STAR Program at EPA, announced “These Century Club Contractors are
industry leaders committed to using building science to maximize energy
savings, comfort and sustainability. By making our existing housing
stock more energy efficient, these Century Club Contractors are at the
forefront of our nation’s efforts to reduce pollution generated from power
plants that provide energy for our communities.”
As a participating
contractor in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, Lakes Region
ThermalScan utilizes specialized training and diagnostic tools to inspect
homes inside and out to determine where improvements are needed.
Rather than focusing on a single problem, like an old heating or cooling
system, not enough insulation in the attic, or leaky windows, they look at
how improvements throughout a home can work together to give homeowners the
best results. Depending on the improvements selected by the homeowner,
saving 20% or more on their annual utility bills is possible.
Callahan, the owner of Lakes Region ThermalScan states: “I would like
to thank the program mangers at the Public Services of New Hampshire
and Unitil for supporting small business participation in this valuable
program. The success of this program has been and will continue to be
the result of a team effort and dedication of every person involved.
From the workers in the attic to the program managers and everyone one in
between, it has been the combined dedication and efforts by all involved
that makes the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program a success”
Lakes Region ThermalScan is a veteran owned small business that began
operations in 2008. The proprietor served eleven years as an Officer
with the United States Marine Corps and is a Gulf War Veteran. Relying
upon military traditions and values, honor and integrity has been the
guiding business principle of Lakes Region ThermalScan from its inception.
With respect to our members of our Nation’s Armed Forces, Lakes Region
ThermalScan provides discounts to all veterans and active duty service
Lakes Region ThermalScan maintains RESNET Home Energy Rater,
and BPI Building Shell Analyst certifications. In addition to
providing high level energy auditing and diagnostic services for existing
buildings, Lakes Region ThermalScan also conducts ENERGY STAR
certification and consultation services for new home construction.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in
1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions through increased energy efficiency.
Today, in partnership
with the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect
the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are
ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of
products, homes, buildings and businesses.
For more information about
ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov
or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
Letter To The Editor
Are you interested in understanding how our zoning
ordinances work in Gilmanton? Would you like to learn more about how
Town government works?
The Zoning Board of Adjustment exists to provide
the flexibility required to make a zoning ordinance both effective and fair
to all property owners in Town. The Board is looking for Alternate
members, who participate in all hearings and vote when one or more of the
regular ZBA members is absent.
Service on the ZBA is an
excellent opportunity to learn the ropes, as well as to become familiar with
areas of our community you have not previously known. The Board meets
one evening each month (unless there are no applications in a given month).
Members visit the properties whose owners have asked for a variance or
special exception from the terms of the ordinance. Thus service
on the ZBA is not a major time commitment.
If you want to find out what
the ZBA does, attend a meeting, normally on the 3rd Thursday of the month,
but May’s meeting is scheduled for the 2nd Thursday, May 12. Ask any
Board member or our Clerk for more detail. The agenda
appears on the Town website. The selectmen are responsible for
appointing members to the ZBA. Contact their office to express your
Responsibly administered regulations are important for guiding
development in Gilmanton while preserving the special character of the Town.
After three terms on the ZBA I have stepped down. It has been a
privilege to serve over the past decade, and it is time to turn the
responsibility over to others. Please consider volunteering.