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
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
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
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
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
Running With Vince
By Jonathan Kuiper
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.