Congratulations to Alyson Atherton, of Gilmanton on being named to
Dean’s List at the University of Vermont. Alyson is a senior
To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point
average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their
class in their respective college or school.
Save The Date! Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14Th.
The Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is hosting a Valentine
Musical Sweets benefit featuring music, desserts and a raffle.
The evening will feature music by five local talents as well as many
scrumptious desserts. A “Cupid” Raffle will be held at the
conclusion of the evening. The Raffle includes a one night stay at
the Inn at Mills Falls, dinner at Fratello’s Restaurant, bottle of
wine from the Gilmanton Winery, a gift to Smitty’s Cinema and other
This event is being held at the Gilmanton Community Church, Route
140 in Gilmanton Iron Works. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
and the raffle will be drawn at the end of the evening.
Admission is free – donations are welcomed and will benefit the
Gilmanton Food Pantry. Please come and join us for a
special celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Gilmanton Resident William Hunt Returns From Albania
Following Intensive Research Project
William Hunt of Gilmanton, N.H., a junior majoring in robotics
engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), recently
completed an intense, hands-on research project in Albania. The
project was titled Introducing a Robotics Club in Albania.
At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a
research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and
technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About
two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s
more than 40 off-campus project centers, which are located around
the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate
experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the
opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to
develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the
quality of people’s lives--and make a difference before they
“The WPI project-based curriculum’s focus on global studies brings
students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the
global community to apply their knowledge to solve real problems,”
said Professor Richard Vaz, dean of the WPI Interdisciplinary and
Global Studies Division. “Students are immersed in all aspects of a
different culture, from the way people live and work to the values
they hold to the foods they eat--all valuable perspectives for
surviving and thriving in today’s global marketplace. They also
learn the meaning and magic of teamwork; make a real and meaningful
difference in their host community; and gain a competitive edge for
resume, or graduate or professional school application.”