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Gilmanton Food Pantry grateful for cleanup work by volunteers

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry & Thrift Shop extends a big thank you and gratitude to Barnstead/Gilmanton Fire Explorers Post 900/901 Calyn Drew, Julie Frenette, Trevor Smith, Sean Riley, Ben Broska, Kyle Holmes, Ian Robbins, and Jacob Chesley, and Doug Hayes, advisors for their assistance with our annual building clean up and maintenance day.

Saturday, August 22 was a hot and humid day, but that didn't stop this group of energetic and helpful volunteers from weeding, cutting vines and brush, moving and bagging leaves, vines and weeds, weed whacking, around the outside of our building as well as washing shelves and sorting and hanging clothing in the Thrift Shop.

Gilmanton Community Church Volunteers and Trustees Pastor Chris Stevens, Beth Lavin, Mike, Millette, Tom Reed, Roger Beaudet, Bill Booth, Gary Shiminsky, Ralph Lavin, Chloe Schwartz, and Evelyn Sanville were also in attendance. This dedicated group of volunteers cut trees and brush, loaded and hauled brush to the dump, installed siding and did some painting and general maintenance, cleaned the Pantry and Thrift Shop as well as other numerous tasks.

Without the help of these dedicated volunteers, the Food Pantry & Thrift Shop would not be able to function.

The Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an outreach program of the Gilmanton Community Church. We are always in need of new volunteers. If you have a couple of hours a month to spare and wish to offer a helping hand, contact Barbara Reed at 556-9449 or the Pantry at 364-0114 during regular hours.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 08:21

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Rand Paul to make campaign stop in Gilford

GILFORD — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will do a meet and greet on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1:15 p.m. at the Gilford Mobil Mart at 1400 Lakeshore Road, in front of Shaw's.

Paul, one of 17 Republicans running for president, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 in Kentucky. Paul worked as eye surgeon in Kentucky before seeking office. He is the son of former Texas congressman and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 08:21

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Speare Oncology Clinic welcomes Dr. Benitez


PLYMOUTH — A new physician has joined the staff of the Oncology Clinic at Speare Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Cibar Benitez, M.D., is a physician with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, of which Speare's Oncology Clinic is a regional affiliate, offering patients access to sophisticated cancer care close to home.

Trained as an internal medicine physician, Dr. Benitez is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. After earning his doctorate from Universidad Nacional de Asuncion in Paraguay, he completed his residency at Sinai-Grace Hospital of The Detroit Medical Center in Detroit. Following his residency he went on to complete a residency in geriatric medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, and a Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at St. John-Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich.

Dr. Benitez is especially sensitive to the needs of elderly patients requiring cancer treatment. "I have a special interest in geriatric oncology" says Dr. Benitez. "I like to work with the family of the patient, as they are an integral part of the treatment. Sometimes treatments need to be adjusted and I work with the patients and their families to find the best options for them." He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, helping to bridge the language barrier for some patients.

Speare's outpatient Oncology Clinic offers chemotherapy, infusions and injections for other non-cancer related conditions including: anemia, blood transfusions, arthritis, Crohn's disease, enzyme replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis.


Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 08:16

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Belmont's next Farmers Market is Sunday


BLEMONT — Belmont's third Farmer's Market of the season is scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Gardens are plentiful and will provide a fabulous selection of nutritious vegetables for purchase. There will also be a large selection of yummy treats to tempt your sweet tooth.

Other products available from local vendors will be goat's milk soap, maple syrup, woodworking items, lotions, soy candles, and so much more. Coffee with be available and there will be an opportunity work on a puzzle or play a game of chess.

All activities take place near the Tioga Pavilion and Belmont Mill on Mill Street. For more information, contact Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Events Coordinator, at 603-998-3525 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 08:10

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