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Franklin Fire Department to hold open house

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Station located at 59 West Bow St.

The open house has been scheduled to coincide with the start of Fire Prevention Week, the following week.

"We will have firefighters on hand to give several fun and exciting "hands-on" demonstrations," said Deputy Fire Chief Goodearl.

There will be demonstrations in vehicle extrication, use of fire extinguishers, live fire hose operation, and a driver safety simulator.

There will be free hot dogs, displays, and museum tours.

The event is free and is open to people of all ages.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:27

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Gilmanton Historical program about life of Amoskeag mill workers

GILMANTON — Robert Perreault returns to the Gilmanton Historical Society on Tuesday, September 23, for a talk on daily life for textile workers at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 p.m. followed by the program begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

The presentation sheds light on how people from many rural locations made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work and relationships among workers themselves. The program, at the Old Town Hall on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Perreault has undertaken specialized study in New England Franco-American culture. He conducts historical tours of Manchester and has published works of fiction and non- fiction in English and French. This is the final program in the Society's 2014 summer season. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:25

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Gilmanton Youth Organization’s annual golf tournament is on October 5

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Youth Organization (GYO) is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Sunday, October 5, at Loudon Country Club. A shot-gun start will commence at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to 18 holes of golf played as a scramble 4-person team format, golfers will enjoy coffee and muffins, lunch and a cart for $85/person. Sponsorships are available and proceeds will be used by GYO for uniforms, equipment, field maintenance and field improvements. For more information or a registration form, contact Bob McKenna at 603-267-9813 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:18

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Collection of books & music for sale in Gilford

GILFORD — The United Methodist Church will hold a sale of unusual collection of books and music from the Chuck French family and others. Many people in the area knew Chuck as a collector of historical information, art and music.
The sale of these items will begin on Friday, Sept. 12, from 1-6 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the church at 18 Wesley Way, off Route 11A.
This will not only be of interest to antique book dealers but also to local people who will be able to pick up a novel, biography, historical books or music at a bargain price.
The proceeds of this sale will go to the church to help defray the cost of maintaining the building that is often used by nonprofit organizations free of charge. A tithe, 10 percent, of the proceeds will go to missions beyond the local church.
For more information call Nancy at 524-2580.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:11

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