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Lake Winnipesaukee Museum to host lecture on Old Man of the Mountain

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a lecture, The Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol, featuring Maggie Stier on Saturday , September 7 at 11 a.m.

The story of the Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia Notch is a story of New Hampshire itself, reflecting history, the arts, literature, geography, philosophy and public policy. Maggie Stier's illustrated talk reveals the ways that this iconic place has sparked observers' imaginations, attracted intense personal commitment, and symbolized changing public sentiment.

Stier details the threats to the Old Man and Franconia Notch that led to protection as a State Park and, later, to the construction of the Franconia Notch Parkway. She concludes with an analysis of what caused the fall of the Old Man in 2003, a summary of private efforts to create a memorial, and a discussion of how this unique natural phenomenon may be remembered by future generations. The audience is invited to bring souvenirs, memorabilia or other artifacts of the Old Man of the Mountain for a shared display before and after the program, and to share their own experiences and memories on this topic.
This event is free and open to the public and is made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council. RSVP to 366-5950.

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Gilmanton Women’s Club taking its yearly Mystery Ride

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Women's Club will be going on its yearly Mystery Ride on Sept. 9. Club members will meet at Gilmanton Corners Church parking lot between 11-11:15 a.m. to car pool to the secret destination.
Congratulations to the winners of our yearly Gilmanton Women's Club "Basket Raffle" drawn at the Gilmanton Old Home Day celebration at Smith Meetinghouse on August 10.
1st prize Gary Lines. Also, congratulation to Owen Davis the winner of our children's "Guess how many Pennies Jar parking lot".
For more information please call Bernadette Gallant, president at 364-7709 or visit www.gilmantonnh.org

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Rummage sale Saturday at Tamworth church

TAMWORTH — St. Andrew's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church's Annual Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish hall at 678 Whittier Road in Tamworth.

The rummage sale always has a wide selection of gently used clothing of all types for members of the entire family, with shoes and accessories and some jewelry available as well. There are also household linens, such as curtains, bedding, and tablecloths, sold at this fundraising event.

This year, there will be a bargain price of $5 per bag of items all during the sale, although there will be a separate area of some specifically-priced items too.

For more information on this event, call the church office at 323-8515.

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Ronald A. Thibeault, 71

FRANKLIN — Ronald A. Thibeault, 71, of Franklin, died at his home on Aug. 30, 2013.

He was born in Franklin on Nov. 3, 1941 the son of Alfred and Rose Alma (Dussault) Thibault. Ron resided in Franklin most of his life and attended local schools. He was employed as a lead man at Watts Regulator in Franklin for 33 years prior to retiring.

Ron enjoyed camping and fishing, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.

Family members include his wife of 47 years, Lorette (Paquette) Thibeault of Franklin, five children: Kevin A. Thibeault and his wife Tina of Franklin, Steven A. Thibeault and his wife Natalie of Alton, Lisa M. Thibeault and companion Harry "Bud" Hikel of Fryeburg, ME, Pamela T. Sheehan and her husband Edward of Andover, MA, and Michelle L. Thibeault and companion Stephen Guess of Hill, 13 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Arlene Cote of Brooksville, FL and Anne Haley of Andover, NH, nieces, nephews, and an extending loving and caring family.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Sept. 5th from 6-8:00 pm at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 6th at 11:30 am in St. Paul Church, Franklin. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Ron may be made to Franklin Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com


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