by Lin Chapman
The hummingbirds have arrived at our feeder. We saw two males at the same time. The females should be arriving in a few days. We also spotted a Bald Eagle flying over the mountains behind the White Mountain National Forest Picnic Area.
My brother, Steve McLain, stopped by the house for a few minutes before the selectmen’s meeting last week.
Our granddaughter, Sidney Chapman, spent last Friday night at our house. Ed Fenn School in Gorham, N.H., was doing Kindergarten screening, so she did not have any school. It was nice that she was here, because she and Nelson, a teddy bear, got to say goodbye to Bill and Gale Tout. Sid-ney got Nelson, who was a favorite of Gale’s, at the Tout’s yard sale last year.
Bill and Gale Tout stopped by to leave off information on how to keep track of them during their new adventures. They left last Saturday for St. Paul, Minn., to pick up their houseboat to start on their journey down the Mississippi River. We will miss them, but plan to check into their blog to see what they are up to. The address is http://galesriverboat.blogspot.com.
Yard Sale season is here! Location: Gilead Town Hall. Who: Alice Strait and friends on May 29 and 30, and the local snowmobile club on June 5. Two weekends in a row!
Dan Cole called to say that his feeder has been busy with Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Gros-beaks and a Catbird.
The Board of Selectmen met on May 12 at the Town Office. Steve McLain was elected chairman again. Jay Milot was present to discuss the steps that will need to be taken to get the boat launch in place. Ken Cole and Richard Saunders were present to discuss purchases that the Fire Department would like to make using their current budget. Ted Brown, who is a part-time resident, gave a brief talk on recycling options that the town might want to look into.
Gilead Historical Society
The GHS is busy getting ready for Friends and Family Day on June 19. We really hope that lots of people show up to celebrate the day. The schoolhouse will be open. We are hoping that some of the former students, who went to the school, will stop by and share their memories.
On May 29, a few members of the GHS will be going to Berlin to attend the unveiling of a state his-toric marker that will be placed at the site of the first permanent residence in Berlin. It was built by William Sessions with the help of his nephew, Cyrus Wheeler, who was born in Gilead. The event will take place on the East Milan Road at 1 p.m. There has been a separate press release with more information that has been submitted to the paper.
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