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Gilmanton NH News

January 2, 2013

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Reception To Honor David Russell’s Service To Gilmanton


A reception will be held to recognize and honor David Russell for his service of over 30 years to the Town of Gilmanton. That service includes 5 years as Fire Chief, 10 years as Selectman, 19 years on the Planning Board, and most recently 14 years as Representative to the NH State Legislature.


The reception will be on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Academy Building at 503 Province Rd. from 3-5 pm.  Refreshments will be served.


If you would like to contribute to a gift for David, please send your donation to: Joanne Gianni, PO Box 294, Gilmanton IW, NH 03837.



Gilmanton Year-Round Library Children’s Room

January 2013 “Save The Date”


• January 3rd and 10th, 3 – 5 p.m.  Eric Carle Crafternoon: Your Chance to be an Author/Illustrator! 


During this two part crafternoon, we will be making a short story in the style of Eric Carle. On the 3rd, we will be painting using the techniques of this popular artist and brainstorming story ideas.  (Things might get a little messy, so a smock or old T-shirt to protect clothing is highly recommended!)  


On the 10th, we will assemble our collages and finish our books. All ages and abilities welcome.


• January 16th – An Afternoon at the Movies, 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

We will be showing the newly released “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.”  Popcorn will be provided.  (This is a Gilmanton School early release date.)


• January 17th – Lego Club, 3 – 5 p.m. Come enjoy building with other Lego enthusiasts. Choose free play or one of Miss Pam’s  many building challenges. All ages and abilities are welcome.


Questions? Call Pam Jansury at 364-2400.



Letter To The Editor


They say guns don’t kill. People Kill. Correct! Well! Sort of! Guns are designed to kill!

The presence of a gun creates a stimulus incentive!


Many people do not snack between meals. Except, the presence  of  a sticky muffin at home or at work cries out “Pick me up! Eat me. Don’t you want to eat me! Pick me up. Eat me!”


This captures the notion and power of a stimulus incentive... A gun is a stimulus incentive. A super gun is a super stimulus incentive.


Cool cars are stimulus incentives. “Just touch me. Just get in me. Just get behind the wheel. Get your hands on it; see how it feels! Just drive me around the block.” 


A velvet martini is also a stimulus incentive. Why not another, and a third for lunch?


(Of course most stimulus incentives are not specifically designed to kill people. Guns are designed and manufacture to kill.)


Many people believe that the gun lobby have our congressional representatives under their financial and electoral thumbs. Do our representatives mind that this is a moral issue? Seems that getting elected is a higher priority. Just got to get re-elected!


So, “Just don’t bother me, ‘cause  I can’t cope!”   I’m just an ignorant country dad, granddad, great granddad, and uncle to all the local kids.


Peter Baldwin

Lower Gilmanton, NH






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