Gilmanton Community Pot Luck Dinner
Lower Gilmanton Community Club and the Friends of the Kelley
Schoolhouse are hosting a Pot Luck Dinner. It will be on Saturday,
June 1st at 6:00 at the Kelley Schoolhouse on Route 129 in Lower
Gilmanton. Please bring a favorite family dish to pass. All are
welcome. Come and meet old and new friends alike.
41st Annual Laconia Academy Graduation
The 41st Annual Graduation of Laconia Academy, the Adult Evening
High School Diploma Program, will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 at
7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Laconia High School. The Honorable
John P. Kacavas, United States Attorney for the District of New
Hampshire will be the commencement speaker. The public is invited to
attend the Laconia Academy Graduation.
Over the last 41 years, 1,200 Lakes Region residents have returned
to school at night to earn their high school diploma. Thirty high
school diplomas will be awarded on June 7th. Many of the
graduates are unemployed and need their high school diploma to get a
job, earn a pay increase or job promotion. Some graduates returned
to Laconia Academy to increase their own sense of self-esteem and
personal self-worth. Other graduates enrolled in the program will
enter new career fields, find a better job, or will have the
opportunity to be hired now that they have their high school
Eight June 2013 Laconia Academy Graduates are going on to
post-secondary education. Four graduates will be entering the
The Secrets Of Cellar Holes At Gilmanton Historical Society
A cellar hole in the woods has stories to tell. Learn more
from Adair Mulligan at the Gilmanton Historical Society on Tuesday,
May 28, 7:30 pm at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works.
Gilmanton Historical Society opens their 2013 summer series with “A
Walk Back in Time, the Secrets of Cellar Holes” on Tuesday, May
28th, 7:30 pm at the Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works.
Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone
walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as
the forest reclaims a once sunny dooryard. What forces shaped
settlement, and later abandonment, of these places? Adair Mulligan
introduces us to the rich stories behind the abandoned cellar hole
in the woods.
Author of The Gunstock Parish, A History of Gilford, NH, Adair
Mulligan has also contributed to Proud to Live Here in the
Connecticut River Valley; Where the Great River Rises, An Atlas of
the Upper Connecticut River; and Beyond the Notches: Stories of
Place in New Hampshire’s North Country. Currently she is Executive
Director of the Hanover Conservancy. She served for 20 years as
Conservation Director of the Connecticut River Joint Commission.
Adair holds a master’s degree from Smith College., and lives in
Lyme Center, NH.
Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 pm; the program begins
promptly at 7:30. The Society’s Museum is also open at 7 pm. The
program is free and open to the public; donations to support the
work of the Society are gratefully received.
The Society’s summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each
month, May through September. In June, Adam Boyce brings us the
story of the Old Country Fiddler; Gilmanton Architecture is Richard
Guy Wilson’s subject in July; Pat Clarke presents the history of the
Gilmanton Academy in August; The summer’s final program in September
features New Hampshire in the Age of Clipper Ships with Glenn
The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on
the history of the Town. They are available at all Society
programs, at the Town Clerk’s Office, and at the Brick House in
Gilmanton Corners. The Society’s Museum, at Old Town
Hall is open Saturdays from 10 am until noon, and at 7 pm before
each of the summer programs.
Saturday, May 11th, found the rural carriers from the Gilmanton and
Gilmanton Iron Works Post Offices collecting approximately 550 lbs
of non-perishable food items as part of the National Letter
Carriers’ Food Drive. All items were donated to the Gilmanton
Community Church Food Pantry and Thrift Shop. Thank you to all who
donated and helped make this another successful year. Pictured from
left to right: Kathy Randall (Rural Carrier - Gilmanton IW) and Jane
Sisti (Chairperson -GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop).
Squam Lake Science Center Museum Passes
The Gilmanton Year-Round Library would like to make an announcement.
We are now members of The Squam Lake Science Center thanks to the
kind donation of The Barr Family! This entitles us to send a patron
and a friend free of charge and four discounted admissions to visit
the nature walk in Holderness - Everyday!
The Science Center was created for all ages. All are welcome to view
the animals on property from mountain lions to black bears. Programs
on NH wildlife can be attended and talks given by docents are
offered on different species throughout the day.
Contact us today by phone at (603) 364-2400 or by
[email protected] to
reserve the pass and get ready for a wild adventure!
Advocacy Grant Awarded to Gilmanton Year-Round Library
United for Libraries has selected the Gilmanton Year-Round Library
as one of only ten libraries to receive expert advocacy training
from the Citizens-Save-Libraries program, funded by the Neal-Schuman
Advocacy experts will provide onsite training to friends of the
library groups, library directors and trustees and help them develop
blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save
threatened library budgets. Those libraries and groups selected for
training have committed to share their knowledge and experiences
through presentations at local conferences, articles written for
state library association journals and via webinars and Skype calls.
The Board has two goals: to raise awareness and support for ongoing
funding for the library from patrons, citizens and voters of the
Town of Gilmanton, and to raise enough money to keep the Library
open after the November 1 closing date, when the existing funding
will run out.
United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees,
Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American
Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote,
advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings
together Library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into
a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the
University of New Hampshire Announces May 2013 Graduates
Congratulations to Lydia Bartlett (BS), Cum Laude, Eliza Rose
Hunt-Hawkins (BSMATH), Christina Marie O’Brien (BS), Summa Cum
Laude, Julie F. Hatch (BA), Seamus Michael Kirwan (BA), Cum Laude,
and Alexander Joseph McQuade (BSEE).