Gilmanton NH News

October 30, 2013


 

Harvest Bible Church is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 31 from 5-8. Come to the Gilmanton Iron Works Church parking lot and trick-or-treat from car to car. Hot chocolate and activites inside. Happy Harvest!

 


 

The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (formerly the Pittsfield/Barnstead club) will be selling SOUPS, CHOWDERS AND CHILIS at the Rotary Club Penny Sale on Sat. Nov. 2 starting at 6pm at the PMHS lobby.  Come early and enjoy a delicious homemade soup or chili and then have a great time at the Penny Sale.  For more information, contact Ed at 435-5052.

 


 

Wellspring Counseling will close on November 26, 2013. The address for records will continue to be: Wellspring, PO Box 74, Pittsfield, NH 03263

 


 

Broadband Plan And Maps For NH Lakes Region

 

The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) has been working to help communities better understand the availability of high-speed broadband internet access and plan for reliable, affordable broadband internet solutions. The ability to access high-speed internet will have a significant impact on the economic development of a community now and well into the future. At the next Lakes Region Broadband Stakeholder Group (LRBSG) meeting, we will continue to review the draft of the NH Lakes Region Broadband Plan and the various broadband availability maps that will be included in the final version of the plan. We will also be discussing plans for a public forum that will be held in December 2013 to update citizens on the status of the NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program, and introduce the draft NH Lakes Region Broadband Plan and maps for public review and feedback. Please plan to attend the next LRBSG meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the LRPC First Floor Conference Room.

 

The LRPC encourages all members of the public who are interested in any aspect of high-speed broadband service to attend.  For additional information, or special accommodation, please call Michelle Therrien at 279-8171 or email at mtherrien@lakesrpc.org

 


 

THANK YOU!

 

The GCC Food Pantry would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to the Cub Scouts Pack 242 and everyone else who participated in, supported, and contributed to the Food Pantry Walk held on October 6, 2013.

 

Nearly 800 items of food were collected in addition to almost $500 in monetary donations.  It is through the generous support of the community and dedicated volunteers who make this endeavor a success at a time when many of our friends and neighbors need a helping hand.

 

A special thank you goes out to Zack Brown, Bailey Desoste and Ayden Ernst for graciously helping to handle all the collected food items that needed to be transported to the Food Pantry and taken inside.

 

Again, Thank You to everyone involved in this successful event and to the volunteers who prepared a delicious spaghetti supper.  It was a rainy afternoon so a nice hot meal was most welcome.

 


 

First Congregational Society News

 

The recent October Harvest Church service of the Congregational Society that was held on October 20th was an enjoyable experience.  Reverend Torey of Ashland, NH was our guest minister.  His sermon was titled “Facing the Fall with Faith”.  It was an interesting and sometimes humorous presentation.   The organist for the service was Betty Derby.  Following the service, the congregation enjoyed a pot luck dinner of ham, beans, salad, beverages and other dishes provided.  It was enjoyed by all.  

 

The membership is getting ready for their November service which will be held at 2:00 pm on November 17th.   Please make note that the December service will also be held at 2:00 pm on December 15th.  

 

The Reverend Sydney Lovett will return in November along with organist Harriet Coupal.  She will play a prelude and postlude along with other special music that will be provided.   The church services are nondenominational and you do not have to be a member of the church or a particular denomination to attend. 

 

Right now, members are clearing the grounds of fallen leaves and making preparations for the planting of 2 large maple trees.  This is part of our memorial tree program to replace diseased trees.  Please feel free to inquire at any of our services about a special memorial gift. 

 

The First Congregational Society was formed in 1774.  It is on the National Registry of Historic places.  Four of the buildings on the grounds have been restored and plans are being made to restore the school adjacent to the church.  The meeting house is located on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton, NH off NH Route 140 and off NH Route 107.  

 


 

Running With Vince

A heartfelt journey that demonstrates love

is present in life and in death

 

Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. – Inspired by real events from his brother’s passing, former summer resident, Jonathan Kuiper asks what happens when our loved ones die? A book meant for grieving, understanding family relationships, and how to move forward from loss, Running With Vince focuses on two brothers and their unique bond.

 

Polar opposites, Christian and Vincent have little in common, other than their family. On one final road trip together, they bicker and banter, but also better understand each other and the love that they share. More importantly, both are able to move forward and serve those they care for after a tragic family event.

 

Kuiper uses humor and wit, combined with an understanding of the human spirit that will resonate to your core. He knows that loss is universal but it does not have to be forever. Using the story as parable, Kuiper opens the reader up to the possibility that through love, loss is never permanent and shorter lived than one could imagine.

 

For more information, visit www.jfkwrites.com  

 

Running With Vince

By Jonathan Kuiper

ISBN: 978-1461073871

Softcover, retail price: $8.99

E-book price: $4.99

 

About the author

Jonathan Kuiper currently teaches, coaches, and mentors high school students at Randolph Macon Academy in Virginia. When not teaching, he can often be found in the lakes region of New Hampshire and Maine working on his next novel.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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