Gilmanton NH News

June 15, 2011


The Gilmanton Old Home Association will meet on Thursday, June 16th at Smith Meeting House at 7:00 pm  For more info, email

On June 19th the First Congregational Society will hold its first service of the year at 4 pm at Smith Meeting House located on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton.  The Reverend Sidney Lovett is returning as pastor and Harriet Coupal as the organist. Services will be held on the third Sunday of the month through December with the exception of the Old Home Day service on August 7th.

Everyone is welcome to attend the non-denomination service. Immediately following the service the congregation will gather for refreshments in the meeting room.

Sierra Juneau and Nicholas Waring, students at Gilmanton School in Gilmanton, were honored at the Twelfth Annual Scholar Leader Awards Banquet, held at the Center of NH in Manchester, NH on June 2, 2011.  Each student was presented with a plaque recognizing his or her achievements.  The criteria for being chosen to receive the Middle Level Scholar Leader Award includes demonstrating academic initiative and scholarship, providing service to classmates and school, exemplifying attitudes, and demonstrating leadership in the classroom and school activities.



News From The Gilmanton Year-Round Library

The 2nd annual Book and Plant sale with antique car display will be held on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 am – 3 pm.

The GYRL invites the young and old to this fun event.  Here’s something for everyone!  There will be a wonderful collection of antique cars parked on the Library lawn. Owners of antique cars are welcome to bring their vehicles to be part of the display. In addition, there will also be hardy annuals from a local greenhouse at low wholesale prices and best selling, almost new books for sale - $1.00 per hardback and $0.25 per paperback.  The plants sold out fast last year, so come early! For information please contact Carolyn Dickey at 267-6098.

Monday Movie Matinee
June’s Matinee will be on Monday, June 27th, at 1:30 pm.  The Gilmanton Year-Round Library will be showing the witty, satirical farce - “Nine to Five”, starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.  Light refreshments served and admission is FREE!  For more information, please contact Carolyn Dickey at 267-6098

For more information about Library events go to or visit us on Facebook.



Lower Gilmanton Church Annual Work Bee

The Lower Gilmanton Church is having their Annual Work Bee on Saturday, June 25, 2011, starting at 9:00 am.  General outside work are the projects being considered – replace and paint weather worn boards and fence posts, replace front side of carriage shed roof with a metal roof.  If you would like to help maintain this special landmark, which is on the National Historic Register, you are more than welcome to help out.

For more information call Bob Potter Jr. at 435-8738.  Bring tools you think you might need to work up an appetite.  Many hands make light work.  Please bring a dish to share at lunch time.

Our Annual Meeting will be reconvened during the day to discuss any issues needing to be considered such as the summer Church services’ schedule. In case of rain, come on Sunday, June 26, 2011, with the same agenda in mind.



Gilford High Students Volunteer At GYRL

THANK YOU SO MUCH to Connor, Rachel, Megan, Cameron, Shannon, Parker,

Clayton and Mariah, our Gilford High School Volunteers.  The Library looks terrific!!

On June 3rd, a team of Gilford High School Juniors and Seniors (many from Gilmanton) volunteered 4 hours of community service to the Gilmanton Year-Round Library.  The students washed dozens of small paned windows, edged, weeded and mulched the gardens and trees and painted the ‘Open’ sign flag post. 

At 10:30 they stopped for a snack and enjoyed Sue Barr’s fabulous giant chocolate chip cookies.  During snack time, the Gilmanton/Gilford students reminisced about their younger school days at the Gilmanton Elementary School across the street from the Library.  Then it was back to work!  After the work was done around 12:30 the group enjoyed pizza from the Gilmanton Iron Works store provided by the Bedard and Barr families



State Of The Loon – “The Natural History, Challenges,

And Successes Of Loons In New Hampshire”

Have you ever wondered why a loon’s eyes are red?  Why loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs?  What loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night? 

Join biologist Harry Vogel on Saturday, June 25, 4:30pm, at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library, as he talks about this unique symbol of New Hampshire’s wild lakes and its special place in the hearts of New Hampshire residents.  Harry will talk about loons, where loons fit in with other birds (you might be surprised!), challenges facing loons, and the Loon Preservation Committee’s work to safeguard New Hampshire’s threatened loon population.

Harry Vogel is the director of the Loon Preservation Committee in New Hampshire. The mission of the LPC is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.  LPC’s success in protecting New Hampshire’s loon population has been attributed in large part to the monitoring, research, management and educational activities of LPC staff, members, and volunteers.  

For further details call 267 – 6672.  Refreshments will be served.



GCC Food Pantry And Thrift Shop News

It seems that you folks love a sale.  So beginning June 13th through June 25th we will be having another 50% off sale.  Included in the sale will be all t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and rainwear from infant to adult sizes.  Also included in the sales will be all men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear and cover-ups.  As always, name brand items are not priced higher in our thrift shop.  Remember that our shop is staffed by wonderful volunteers from our church and our community.  All of the proceeds from the Thrift Shop sales go to help support the Food Pantry and its many programs.

If you would like to make a donation to the Thrift Shop or to the 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 condition.  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, NH  03837.   

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.

We look forward to seeing you in the Thrift Shop soon!












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