Saturday, July 9thm the Crystal Lake Association (CLA) will hold its
annual meeting at the Town Hall of Gilmanton Iron Works at 10:00.
All who enjoy our lake are welcome to join us. Look for
Crystal Lake on Facebook! Questions to Peter Burdett at
800-778-4251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meredith Village Savings Bank Helps Bring
Exhibit To The Lakes Region
Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB)
recently donated $1,000 to help bring Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From
Heartbreak to Hope – a traveling quilt exhibit – to the Lakes
The quilt exhibit features 236 long, narrow “name quilts”
that are made from 55 purple patches. Each patch is marked
with the name of someone who has or has had Alzheimer’s or a related
dementia. The name quilts create a wall of more than 10,000
names, representing and honoring the 5.4 million people in the
United States who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Three Lakes Region
residents are named in the exhibit, which will continue to tour the
nation through 2015.
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of
Michelle Plourde, a technology specialist at Woodland Heights School
in Laconia, the quilt exhibit will join the Belknap Mill Quilters’
Guild Quilt Show on October 1st and 2nd at the Conference Center at
Lake Opechee Inn & Spa. There is a $5 entrance fee to view
both the Belknap Mill Quilters’ Guild exhibit and Alzheimer’s
Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope. Donations to the Alzheimer’s
Art Quilt Initiative will also be accepted at the quilt show.
am so thankful to the Bank for their generous contribution,” said
Plourde. “Four years ago I was fortunate enough to see
Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece. This exhibit truly
spoke to me, as my mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s
back in 2001 at the age of sixty. When this exhibit was
retired, From Heartbreak to Hope was created. My experience at
the quilt show inspired me to bring this exhibit to the Lakes Region
so that our community could share this amazing experience. I’m
not sure that this would have been possible without this generous
contribution from MVSB.”
In order to bring this extraordinary
event to the Lakes Region, Plourde was charged with the task of
raising $3,500. She has just a few hundred dollars left to
raise before meeting her goal. Any money raised beyond her
$3,500 goal will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.
If you have any questions about Alzheimer’s Illustrated: >From
Heartbreak to Hope, or would like to contribute to bringing this
event to the Lakes Region, please contact Michelle Plourde at
Meredith Village Savings
Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11
offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities
in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. The bank and its
employees are inspired by MVSB’s core values: respect, integrity,
teamwork, excellence, and stewardship. These values are intrinsic to
every decision made at the bank and are illustrated by the high
priority they place on trust, quality service, and commitment to
community support. MVSB strives to make the communities it serves a
better place to work and live. More information can be found at
(right), a tech specialist at Woodland Heights, shares a “priority
quilt” she made in support of Alzheimer’s research with Cheryl
Carter (left), supervisor of MVSB’s Laconia office, and Nancy
Williams-Hunt (center), regional vice president and manager of
MVSB’s Laconia office. Mini quilts like the one Plourde is
holding are auctioned off on the internet by the Alzheimer’s Art
Quilt Initiative. Since this project began, these “priority
quilts” have raised more than $400,000 to support Alzheimer’s
research. MVSB recently donated $1,000 to help bring the Alzheimer’s
Art Quilt Initiative’s exhibit – Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From
Heartbreak to Hope – to the Lakes Region.
Gilmanton Youth Organization Minor Softball Team took 1st place in
the Suncook Valley Tournament. Pictured above front row from left to
right: Rachel Langlitz, Samantha Knowles, Taryn Breton, Maddi
Rector.Second row left to right Hannah Lurvey, Molly Vallee, Lydia
Meserve, Maggie Vallee, Jane Holiday, Alexis Boisvert. Back row left
to right Coach Russ Knowles, Assistant Coach Dennis Rector,
Assistant Coach Rick Boisvert.
3rd Trimester Honor Roll 2010-2011
Locke Principal Gilmanton School congratulates the following
students for achieving Honor Roll status for the 3rd trimester of
the 2010-2011 school year:
Brendan Carkin, Danielle Clairmont, Sydney Holland, Abigail Nielsen,
Hayden Peaslee, Michaela Ralls, Cindy Williams, Katelyn Duval, Will
Baldwin, Savanna Brunelle, Shannon Clifford, Cynthia Gagnon, Connor
Hayes, Reese Henderson, Brian Hogan, Tyler Sargent, Tyler Thibodeau,
Kyle Davies, Moriah Davies,
Caledonia Hackley, Kassidy Morris, Victoria Skelley, Victoria
Brasil, Jennifer Hancock and Alexa McNamara
Madeleine Baughn, Michael Bugnacki, Emily Hudson, Jessica
Ladd, Haleigh Patch, Drouin Brulotte, Mekayla Collett, Dylan Tiede,
Jordan Drew, Audrey Malek, Corrina Marengo, Sophia Prevost,
Caleb Price, Dana Ruchti, Owen Sanborn, Brianna Spoor, Gary
Strzepek, Breanna Thibodeau and Matthew Waite
Miranda Bushnell, Cortlynn Danby, Sierra Juneau and Nicholas Waring
Maggie Fillion, Ryan Hall, Desmond Kirwan,
Nicholas Langlitz, Nathan Mule, Aiyana Poulin, Brandie Tarantino,
Josie Taylor, Cameron Haradon and David Morrison
Kendra Danby, Elizabeth Davies, Catherine Jansury and Owen Trindade
Gilmanton School Class of 2011
Timothy J. Baker, Jr.
Michael L. Ball
Philip J. Bausch
Kathrine A. Brunt
Robert E. Carkin, Jr.
Clifford J. Coffman
Kendra N. Danby
Elizabeth J. Davies
Nathan D. Davis
Andrew S. Douglass
Summer S. Dunlap
Margaret K. Fillion
Amanda L. Gagne
Ryan M. Hall
Zachary B. Hancock
Cameron M. Haradon
Cassandra M.L. Hines
Amanda R. Hogan
Catherine R. Jansury
Nathen A. Kingsbury, Jr.
Desmond C. Kirwan
Michael J. Laflam
Nicholas A. Langlitz
Leland J. Littlefield
Laura K. Maltais
Jonathan P. Mercier
Zakaria E. Morris
David T.C. Morrison
Sean P. Mulcahy
Nathan A. Mule
Nicayla M.J. Pineau
Samuel J. Potter
Monique C.M. Sherburne
Patrick A. Snow
Josie A. Taylor
Alicia L. Thompson
Ryan T. Waite
Kaylee R. Williams
Powell C. Wilson
Gilmanton First Baptist Church Summer Services
The First Baptist Church, the white church that overlooks Lower
Gilmanton from the brow of the hill on Province Road, Route 107, is
following with tradition by having a series of four summer services.
Again this year, the services will be on Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM.
• July 10th and August 7th - Pastor Linda Bolton of Gilmanton
sharing her gifts of faith and words in music.
• July 24th and
August 21st - Reverend Alfred Page of Loudon, an active member of
this church society.
Please bring your favorite dessert which
will be shared during fellowship time following the services, at
which time you may meet new people or find old friends. Hope
to see you at these Sunday evening services helping to keep this
summer tradition alive.
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Gilmanton Year-Round Library
Association, I wish to express my thanks to the Zonta Club of the
Lakes Region. Your generous donation enabled the purchase of
books for the Library’s summer reading program. The books were
selected to fit the theme of “Reading Across the World”. These
titles will also add diversity to the permanent collection.
support of programs aimed particularly at furthering women’s
education, leadership, and youth development is greatly appreciated.
Gilmanton School Graduation Awards 2011
Below is a list of
awards given out to Gilmanton eighth grade graduates. The
award is listed followed by the recipient.
PFC Nicholas R.
Cournoyer Award, Samuel J. Potter; Chief Ralph G. Forsyth Award, (no
recipient this year); Harry Gordon III Award, Zachary B. Hancock,
Joshua D. Doherty; Hyslop Award, Aiyana C.K. Poulin; Shaun Ryan
Lines & Megan Tremblay Award, Brandie A. Tarantino; Nelson Family
Award, Catherine R. Jansury; Howard and Mary Osler Scholarship, Owen
D. Trindade; Amy J. Sellin Memorial Award, Elizabeth J. Davies;
Class of 1986 Award, Desmond C. Kirwan; Anne Onion Award, Cameron
Haradon, Josie A. Taylor; Gilmanton PTA Award, Kendra N. Danby; Dan
Nason Science Award Elizabeth J. Davies, Margaret K. Fillion;
Virginia Daigle Award, Clifford J. Coffman; Language Arts Award,
Catherine R. Jansury; Math Award #1, Cassandra M.L. Hines; Math
Award #2, Owen D. Trindade; Social Studies Award, Nicholas A.
Langlitz; Art Award, Elizabeth J. Davies; Foreign Language Award,
Elizabeth J. Davies, Catherine R. Jansury, Nicholas A. Langlitz;
Music Award, Owen D. Trindade, Nathan A. Mulé; Physical Education
Award, Margaret K. Fillion, Samuel J. Potter; Technology Award,
Catherine R. Jansury; Principal’s Award, Nicholas A. Langlitz.
Gilmanton Old Home Day
Gilmanton Old Home Day Association announces its plans for the
113th annual Gilmanton Old Home Day on Saturday, August 13 starting
at 10 am and continuing throughout the day. Put this on your
calendar because you will not want to miss the opportunity to enjoy
our famous Bean Hole Bean Dinners that are slow cooked in stone
wells for 11 hours. The menu includes pea, kidney, and
southern spicy beans varieties, as well as cornbread, brown bread,
beverages and all of the fixings. Dinners will be served at
11:30 and 12:30, so be sure to show up before the opening at 10 am.
During the day you are
invited to enjoy the crafts and demonstration, and the antique car
and tractor parade. There will be a concert by the New Horizon
Band, with over 20 instruments. There will also be plenty of
entertainment for children, including games, animals, a jolly
jumper, and other interesting exhibits. Members of the Gilmanton
Fire Department and EMTs will also have informative displays.
All organizations that have not yet reported shall attend the
organizational meeting on July 21 at 7 pm at the Meeting House.
The traditional Old Home Day church service will be held August 7th
at 4 pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend to reflect upon the
past and present.
Bring your own folding chair, free
parking, sorry no dogs allowed on the grounds.
celebration will happen on the Meeting House grounds on Meeting
House Road, off Route 140 and Route 107. Watch this newspaper
for further information and ads.
Highlights Artist for July
Linda Clarke is an artist, and also a
Professor of Ikebana in the Ikenobo School. Ikebana, “living
flowers” is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as
kadō, the “way of flowers”.
Linda began studying this art about
15 years ago, although her interest in the art form goes back long
before that. She has participated in two study tours to Kyoto,
Japan to study Ikebana arranging at the Ikenobo School headquarters.
Linda also makes time to attend study in Massachusetts for monthly
workshops as well as in small groups with a private teacher.
The study of Japanese flower arranging gives one a fascinating views
of not only a different style of arranging but also a different
culture and way of approaching life. Each week there will be a
new arrangement of flowers for library patrons to admire.
An Artist’s Reception will be held will be held at the Gilmanton
Year-Round Library on Saturday, July 9th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. All
The reception will include a demonstration by Linda
of her flower arranging in the Ikebana style. During the last
week of July Linda will also be offering an Ikebana workshop.
There will be more information about this workshop at the reception.
For Library hours, please call 364-2400. The Library is located at
1385 NH Route 140, Gilmanton (across from the Gilmanton Elementary