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Gilmanton Thrift Shop to hold annual Yard Sale

GILMANTON — The newest sale at the GCC Thrift Shop will be held during the month of June. Father's Day is approaching, all men's clothing will be 50 percent off.

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will be holding its annual yard sale on Saturday, July 14. If you have any items in good saleable condition that you would care to donate, you may drop them off at the Pantry/Thrift Shop during open hours. Please call ahead if you have any large items as our storage abilities are limited. We respectfully request no electronics, items with broken or missing pieces. Everything must be in good saleable condition. Proceeds from this sale are used to support and supplement the Food Pantry.

The GCC Food Pantry extends a special thank you to the Postal Service "Stamp Out Hunger" initiative. 178 non perishable items were donated to help keep our shelves stocked.

We also wish to recognize and give thanks to Gilford High School students Max Troiano, Nate Mulé, Kyle Gaudet, Maddie Laflamme, Alex Harris, Randal Coulstring, Zach Poisson, Patrick Snow, Keaton Quigley, Danielle Maupin, and Nicayla Pineau who arrived at our Food Pantry Thrift shop and helped weed, clean and other needed chores on May 22. Good Job students, we greatly appreciate your help.

Correspondence and/or monetary donations should be mailed to GCC Food Pantry, Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237. Our physical location remains the same at 1817 NH Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works. Parking and entrance to the Shop and Pantry is available at the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot.

Hours: Mondays, 1 – 5 pm; Wednesdays, 3 – 7 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm. Telephone number: 603-364-0114.

Donations of unexpired food, clothing and monetary donations are always welcome and needed. Please deliver during open hours and please do not leave food or clothing outside of the door when we are closed. Thank you for all of your help and patronage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:42

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ACE Academy Enrollments Continue to Rise

GILFORD — This summer's ACE Academies operated by the non-profit WinnAero, are nearing capacity for enrollments. Interested students and parents should file an application as soon as possible for consideration.

Applications and course descriptions, faculty backgrounds and other pertinent information are available for download at www.winnaero.org. Seats are still available for the elementary age students Academy which is scheduled to run at the Laconia Airport August 4-8, mornings only. The Middle School session and advanced ACE for high school students will run simultaneously from July 28-Aug 1.

"We are very pleased that enrollments for Summer 2014 are up" said WinnAero President Bill Seed. "I am especially pleased because this year, based on previous years' successes and feedback, we've expanded the format to run three ACE Academies with instruction and hands-on activities geared to varying age groups" Seed added. He cited parental and youth interest in STEM-related hands-on learning in a fun environment as one factor in the high enrollment.

The second factor is  faculty Seed said. Led by WinnAero Educational Programming Director Dan Caron, a teacher with 35 years' experience in teaching technology and engineering, the staff includes a 24 year technology educator, an 11 year engineering and physics teacher, a certified counselor and a retired airline captain who began his flying career in 1960 and is still flying light aircraft.

"The depth of experience our faculty offers in STEM-related aviation subjects is amazing" Seed said. He noted that Caron was the Air Force Association's Christa McAuliffe Teacher of the Year for New Hampshire in 2004 and the Civil Air Patrol Teacher of the Year for New Hampshire in 2014.

Anyone seeking more information about the ACE Academies or WinnAero is invited to visit the website. As WinnAero is a federally recognized 501-c (3) non-profit staffed 100% by unpaid volunteers, donations are welcome. See the secure donor button on the website to help WinnAero bring aviation and aerospace-related learning to area youth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:39

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Pitmans hosting Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio Thursday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host the Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio on Thursday June 5 at 8 p.m. Admission is $12.

European bass player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk project the Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keyboardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper.

The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes.
Catered dinner buffet is available at 6:30 p.m. for $10. Call 527-0043 for info and reservations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:35

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Gilford Youth Center offering 9-week summer camp for middle schoolers

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center is once again hosting a full day summer program for middle school students.

The nine-week program will offer participants the opportunity to have fun, learn new skills, gain self-esteem, interact with peers, all in a safe and structured setting. The camp utilizes the Gilford Youth Center and town fields. The camp also visits Gilford Beach twice a week and takes a weekly field trip to a local attraction, including the NH Fisher Cats, Canobie Lake Park, Whales Tale Water Park and York Beach.

To learn more about the program, or to register child, visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com. For more information contact Scott at 524-6978.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:32

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