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Gilmanton Thrift Shop Changing Hours

GILMANTON — There is a brand new sale starting at the Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop. Starting Monday, October 7 and continuing through Saturday, October 26 all items with red or yellow barbs will be 50% off.

Starting Monday, October 14 the Thrift Shop will no longer be open on Mondays. New winter hours are: Wednesday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

More volunteers are needed at the GCCFood Pantry & Thrift Shop, especially on Saturdays. Those who would like to help out by volunteering can stop by the shop or call Jane Sisti@ 364-7437.

Food donations are welcomed and can be left in one of the collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School, the Year Round Library or brought to the pantry during business hours. Checks can be mailed to GCC Food Pantry at PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837. The Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market and parking is located in the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 07:42

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Business After Hours at Irwin Hyundai

LACONIA — Irwin Hyundai will host the Lakes Region Chamber Business After Hours on Wednesday, October 9,  from 4-6 p.m.

Irwin Hyundai is part of the Irwin Automotive Group, which recently celebrated its 62nd anniversary recently and is coming off a year of record sales.

There will be multiple door prizes and a spread of hors d'oeuvres.

"We're thrilled to invite in community members for a night of fun and networking. We looking forward to making new

friends and seeing old ones," said Chris Irwin.

Irwin Automotive opened its doors in 1951, founded by Robert H Irwin as a Lincoln Mercury dealership. Ford was added a few years ago and Peter Irwin, son of Robert, added Toyota in the late 70's and Scion in 2003. Irwin Toyota Scion Ford Lincoln, or the Irwin Zone, sells and services vehicles out of their recently updated 70,000 square foot facility on Bisson Ave. They also have their Hyundai store at 446 Union Avenue and their Budget Center at 430 Union Avenue.

To register for this event go to the Chamber website www.lakesregionchamber.org or visit the Chamber on Facebook.

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100413 Belknap Mill Quilters 36th Annual Harvest of Quilts Oct. 5 and 6 (330 w/2 col quilt festival) 2 col. photo


LACONIA — A year of preparation by a legion of Belknap Mill Quilters will culminate on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, as the doors open to the guild's 36th annual Harvest of Quilts at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn, 42 Doris Ray Court.
More than 200 member quilts will be on display Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Guild President and Show Chairperson Ann Rampulla  says "This year's quilt show will have two featured quilters, June Pease and Margaret O'Brien. Their quilts are stunning," Rampulla said. "Also, our popular Harvest Cafe has a new and exciting lunch menu."
In keeping with the format of previous shows, there will be a special exhibit, the Hoffman Challenge this year, while American Quilters' Society Certified Quilt Appraiser Julie Crossland will be present on Saturday for those who with to bring in their quilts.
Twelve vendors are expected to be present, and a number of demonstrations of quilting skills will be ongoing through the show. A Special raffle drawing of a King Size Quilt made by guild members will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. One of the newer attractions, the boutique, will have hand made items such as table runners. afghans, holiday decorations, pocketbooks and book covers for sale.
Other attractions include door prizes and a penny sale, while coffee and muffins will be available. For those who wish to tarry, the Harvest Cafe will feature homemade soups, chowders and sandwiches.
Admission is $7 adult and $5 student to the air conditioned, wheelchair accessible center. There is free parking, with a shuttle bus available. Bus tours are welcome.
The annual show is the major fundraiser for the guild, which provides scholarships and supports charities of local communities.


A quilt made by Belknap Mill Quilters Guild members will be raffled off at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, near the end of the 36th annual Harvest of Quilts. The winner need not be present for the drawing. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 01:36

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Annual CROP Walk in Franklin Sunday

FRANKLIN — The annual CROP Walk for Hunger sponsored by the Church World Service will take place on Sunday, October 6 at the Franklin Falls Dam on New Hampton Road in Franklin. Registration will begin near the front gate at 1:15 p.m. The walk will officially begin at 2 p.m.

CROP which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and over 2,000 CROP walks are held annually throughout the United States. The Dam was chosen this year because it has a roadway on which no cars travel on Sundays, and the pavement allows strollers, wagons, and even wheelchairs to move smoothly.

The Dam also provides restrooms, a sheltered picnic area where refreshments will be served. To the Dam and back is 1.5 miles and walkers will be asked to do that twice if able.

Churches participating in the walk are the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC, Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton, Tilton United Methodist Church, Franklin United Methodist Church, the Unitarian/Universalist Church of Franklin, the Franklin Baptist Church, and the Awakening Spirit Christian Church.

Walkers will designate where they wish 25 percent of their donations to go. The options for donations include the Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry-Franklin/Tilton, the First Fruits Food Pantry in Sanbornton, or to be divided equally between them. The rest of the monies raised will be used in the United States or worldwide to feed the hungry and to have food available during natural disasters.

Volunteers are needed to help with registration or refreshments. Additional donations welcome. For further information contact Marilyn Ladew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 934-5717.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:06

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