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Gilford Library Holding 120th Reception Today

GILFORD — Gilford Public Library celebrates its 120th anniversary today from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Library. 

The Gilford Public Library was established in 1894 through a $50 appropriation of town funds and a donation of 100 books by the State of New Hampshire. Since 1894, the Library has continued to grow and expand within the community, achieving the New Hampshire Library of the Year award in 2012.

From a single room in the Deacon Hunter house on Belknap Mountain Road, to the Town Hall and corner of Cherry Valley Road, to the current building on Potter Hill Road, the Gilford Library has flourished under the unwavering support of its In celebration of 120 years as a public library, and the community that has helped make 120 years possible, the Gilford Public Library will host a reception on Fletcher will accompany the evening of celebration with his unique style of music featuring pieces transcribed from classic piano music.

Light refreshments will be served and information about the history of the Gilford Library will be on display along with a collection of historical photographs. 

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Gilford Rotary Awards Walsh Scholarships to 2 students

GILFORD — The Cheryl Lynn Walsh Memorial Scholarship was presented at the Gilford High School Senior Awards Night, June 12 to Sally Tinkham and Andrew Stokes. Both are outstanding members of the Class of 2014. Sally will be attending Gordon College and Andrew will be attending UNH Durham.

The Award and Scholarship are presented annually by the Cheryl Lynn Walsh Memorial Scholarship Foundation and Gilford Rotary Club. It is awarded to the applying student(s) who display Cheryl's character, promise and aspirations. With the presentation of the 26th Annual Cheryl Walsh Scholarship, over $40,000 has been presented to 42 graduating Gilford High School seniors.

The Scholarship was started at the urging of 1988-1989 President Richard Ayers and other members of Gilford Rotary, and was first presented in 1989. Originally thought of as an "initially endowed" and eventually "self-sustaining" program, Gilford Rotary initially funded the Scholarship with seed money which was invested conservatively. The proceeds/earnings of the investments plus contributions by Committee members, family members and friends resulted in $500 - $2500 grants to the recipients over the years.

Since the beginning, a silver commemorative bowl, a citation, and the grant have been given to recipients at Senior Awards Night in June.
A selection committee of Board Members, friends and past recipients conduct interviews to select the recipients. The Scholarship has traditionally attracted the brightest and most talented leaders and scholar/athletes of the Senior Class.

Several fund-raising activities have been attempted over the years: from a District Ski Race, early on, to the long-standing Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Gilford's Old Home Day, more recently. The goal has been to raise and conserve a substantial enough principal to fund a meaningful and truly helpful grant to each year's recipient(s). The current fund goal
is $100,000; contributions may be made to The Cheryl Lynn Walsh Memorial Scholarship Foundation, c/o Treasurer, Gilford Rotary, Inc., P.O. Box 7091, Gilford, New Hampshire 03247-7091.

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Free tennis clinic & playing at Gilford Hills today

GILFORD — Gilford Hills Tennis & Fitness will present a free 1-hour tennis clinic with USPTA Pros and 1-hour of free play time for their new season kick-off.

This event will be held in two sessions on August 19, followed by light snacks and a free raffle. For more information and to sign-up for Gilford Hills free tennis clinic call 603-293-7546 or visit www.gilfordhills.com/free-clinic.

Gilford Hills supports USTA team tennis, in-house leagues, children's programs and organized mixed doubles play time.
Gilford Hills Tennis & Fitness is a full service fitness club and announces new facility improvements and fitness class enhancements. They have doubled the size of their fitness class schedule beginning September 1, and have added new instructors to supplement the enhanced schedule. Gilford Hills also has made facility improvements to the locker rooms,
lobby and the kids club.


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All female blues showcase at Pitman's Friday night

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will be hosting an exciting all-female blues showcase on Friday August 22nd at 8 pm. Boston's Diane Blue and Lydia Warren will be rocking the house, as well as Portland, Oregon's Lisa Mann

When Boston's Diane Blue competed in the 2011 International Blues Challenge at BB King's club in Memphis, she was competing on the same stage against Lisa Mann and her "Really Good Band" from Portland, Oregon. The two front-women admired each others work, and decided to start an East-West collaboration.

Diane Blue toured the Pacific NW with Lisa Mann and her crew in February of 2013, and Lisa headed east to tour the Northeastern states in June with Diane's talented circle of musical friends, including Eddie Scheer, Travis Colby, and other Love Dogs and Roomful of Blues alumni.

Tickets available at http://www.pitmansfreightroom.com.



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