Beneficiary deadline for Bristol road race is May 27

BRISTOL — The Newfound Area Charitable Fund (NACF) announces its 6th Annual Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler road race will be held Saturday, September 5. The race committee is hard at work planning this year's event and the NACF Board is now seeking beneficiary applicants through Wednesday, May 27 to help go toward the 2015 race proceeds.

The Run Your Buns Off 4.2 Miler offers hundreds of participants a fitness challenge with the reward of helping out a charitable cause in the community and an added bonus of a Basic Ingredients Bakery "sticky bun" at the finish line. Raffle Prizes and other fun family events cap off this annual event each year thanks to the support and participation of many area businesses.

"The NACF is dedicated to assisting local charitable groups and causes that promote wellness, fitness and health education and activities in the Newfound region," says Audrey Goudie, NACF President. Each year it has selected a local charitable organization that exemplifying these goals to receive proceeds from this very exciting community event. Goudie continues, "Since the first Run Your Bun Off road race in 2010 we have given back nearly $29,000 to worthy causes and programs in our community."

Past beneficiaries include: Bristol Community Services ($2,500 and $3,400), Jacob Earl Messersmith (JEM) Memorial Scholarship Fund, and 2014 Day Away Program ($4,250) and Newfound Pathways ($4,250).  The NACF Board is now seeking applications from non-profit, charitable organizations from the greater Newfound area who wish to be considered as the 2015 Run Your Buns Off 4.2 miler race beneficiary.

NACF Vice President, Garlyn Manganiello said, "The NACF Board is proud to offer area non-profit organizations a chance to achieve seed money for new programs; add value or resources to existing programs or build capital to better serve the greater Newfound Community. We love where we live, and giving back to our neighbors is how we show it."

If your non-profit group is interested in applying please visit our Facebook page, Run Your Buns Off to download the application now or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one will be emailed to you. For more information, contact Garlyn Manganiello at 744-6035.



Presentation on history of New England’s stone walls on May 26

GILMANTON — Gilmanton Historical Society opens their 2015 summer program series on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by Kevin Gardner, who explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, how and why they were built, and how they changed over time. During the program, Kevin will build a miniature wall on a tabletop, using small stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman and life-long resident of Hopkinton. He has been a stone-wall builder for forty years and is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, as well as poetry, songs and essays. For 25 years he has been a performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NH Public Radio. His presentation is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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 fourth Tuesday of each month, May through September.

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 p.m. for refreshments before each of the summer programs.

‘Keeping Kids Safe from Drugs’ talk on Tuesday

MEREDITH — On Tuesday, May 26, Jamie Edge will be presenting to Inter-Lakes school district parents and the community "Keeping your Kids Safe from Drugs" from 6-7 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School library. 

Edge is the Student Assistance Prevention Counselor and a licensed Master Drug and Alcohol Counselor for Inter-Lakes school district. Times have changed on how people are abusing substances and there are many things you can do to help keep your children safe. An overview of current drugs being abused will be presented as well as signs to look for if your child is using. There will be a brief overview of teenage brain development and how this greatly impacts their susceptibility to drug use. Key parenting safety tips will be discussed as well as important early prevention.s

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 279-6162 x.203 with any questions.

LeGallo picked as superintendent for SAU 18

FRANKLIN — Following a nationwide search for a new superintendent Daniel LeGallo has been chosen to lead the Franklin/Hill SAU 18 School Districts. Currently the Principal of Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, N.H. LeGallo said, "I am looking forward to leading the Franklin and Hill School Districts as its next Superintendent of Schools. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, School Board and community to continue to move SAU 18 in the positive direction already established." For the past nine years LeGallo has been principal of the Lamprey River Elementary School; he was promoted to that position after serving as the assistant principal. Prior to those appointments LeGallo was the district-wide mathematics curriculum director for Raymond High School; in tandem with that role, he held a part-time faculty position at the high school as a math instructor. LeGallo began his teaching career at Iber Holmes Gove Middle School in Raymond. 

Timothy Dow, Sr., Chairman of the Franklin/Hill SAU 18 School Board, highlighted LeGallo's, "Common sense, and practical, down to earth presence," which "[will] make an impact in the community and with students and staff."

Mr LeGallo has years of experience in both teaching and learning. While working toward his Superintendent certification, LeGallo also completed requirements of the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program, 2012; Master's Degree in Principal's Certification, 2004; certified as a mathematics teacher, Franklin Pierce College, 1996; BS in Mechanical Engineering from UNH, 1991; and adjunct faculty member of Southern New Hampshire University.

Mr LeGallo is married to his wife Maureen, who is also in education in Bedford, N.H. They have three elementary-aged children.

The SAU 18 School Board selected LeGallo from a field of eight applicants. The three finalists spent a day touring the Franklin and Hill School Districts engaging in dialogue with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members followed by a final interview before the SAU School Board.  Michelle Munson of the New Hampshire School Boards Association served as consultant for the search process. LeGallo assumes his position as Superintendent of Schools of SAU 18 on July 1, 2015.