Energetic senior citizen powers the new Glover meal site

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Gloria Powers pauses in the middle of cleaning the kitchen in the Glover Town Hall in preparation for the opening of the new Glover senior meal site on June 29.  From left to right are her granddaughter Brittany Marsh, honorary granddaughter Chelsea Pulver, Gloria Powers, and her daughter Kristi Powers, who is also Brittany's mother.  Ms. Pulver will also help cook and serve at the meal site.  Photo by Elizabeth Trail

Gloria Powers pauses in the middle of cleaning the kitchen in the Glover Town Hall in preparation for the opening of the new Glover senior meal site on June 29. From left to right are her granddaughter Brittany Marsh, honorary granddaughter Chelsea Pulver, Gloria Powers, and her daughter Kristi Powers, who is also Brittany’s mother. Ms. Pulver will also help cook and serve at the meal site. Photo by Elizabeth Trail

copyright the Chronicle June 24, 2015

by Elizabeth Trail

GLOVER — Gloria Powers never stands still. At 70 years old, she is a tiny dynamo of a woman who simply exudes energy. And right now, she’s a woman with a mission.

On Monday, June 29, Ms. Powers will serve up the first meals at the new senior meal site in the basement of the town hall here, and she still has a lot to do.

She is approaching the project with relish.

Last Friday morning, with just ten days to go before opening, she was busy cleaning and organizing the kitchen where she will cook the weekly senior meals. The menus were planned and the food donations were in the freezer….To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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Halloween 2012

Shown here are winners of the Chronicle’s jack-o’-lantern contest in 2012 and some of the winning entries all lit up.  For good measure we have added a photo from the Barton Senior Center’s Halloween party.  The group had a pumpkin pie contest and costume contest.

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Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize for best jack-o’-lantern of the year at the 2012 Chronicle Great Jack-o’Lantern Contest. Photos by Joseph Gresser

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The prize winning carvers: Standing behind the table from left to right, are Anaka Maher, most original; Frances Muller, scariest; Aiden Maher, biggest runner-up; Zack Belmore, scariest runner-up, and Zoe Young biggest. In the front row from left to right are Cierra Cole whose two pumpkins won honors as most original runner-up and most spooked (the third pumpkin near her was carved by her brother Josh Cole, who was ill and could not attend, his was deemed most amazing), Meg Gibson, adult winner, Dayna Knights, funniest, Kelby Knights, most amazing runner-up, Lindsey McCaw, Tripp Roberge, most spooked runner-up; Maia Young, great costume; Adam Cook who, with Ms. McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize; Lila Winstead adult winner and David Bailey, adult winner. Missing from the photo were adult runner-up Michelle Lussier and Brandon Butler, whose pumpkin was the runner-up in the funniest category. Photos by Joseph Gresser

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Anaka Maher’s portrayal of the Simpsons garnered recognition as the most original pumpkin in the show. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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David Bailey fashioned this disreputable character from a miniature pumpkin.

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Zack Belmore made the lantern judged second scariest of the year.

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Bert Francke’s elaborate Jack-o’-lantern casts its eyes upward toward its crown of pinwheels. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Simplicity is the hallmark of Linda Elbow’s work. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Meg Gibson won one of three adult prizes for this beautifully crafted jack-o"lantern. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Zoë Young’s creation won honors as biggest in show. Photo by Joseph Gresser

Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize for best jack-o’-lantern of the year at the 2012 Chronicle Great Jack-o’Lantern Contest.  Photos by Joseph GresserThe prize winning carvers:  Standing behind the table from left to right, are Anaka Maher, most original; Frances Muller, scariest; Aiden Maher, biggest runner-up; Zack Belmore, scariest runner-up, and  Zoe Young biggest.  In the front row from left to right are Cierra Cole whose two pumpkins won honors as most original runner-up and most spooked (the third pumpkin near her was carved by her brother Josh Cole, who was ill and could not attend, his was deemed most amazing), Meg Gibson, adult winner, Dayna Knights, funniest, Kelby Knights, most amazing runner-up, Lindsey McCaw, Tripp Roberge, most spooked runner-up; Maia Young, great costume; Adam Cook who, with Ms. McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize; Lila Winstead adult winner and David Bailey, adult winner.  Missing from the photo were adult runner-up Michelle Lussier and Brandon Butler, whose pumpkin was the runner-up in the funniest category.  Photos by Joseph GresserAnaka Maher’s portrayal of the Simpsons garnered recognition as the most original pumpkin in the show.  Photo by Joseph GresserDavid Bailey fashioned this disreputable character from a miniature pumpkin.Zack Belmore made the lantern judged second scariest of the year.Bert Francke’s elaborate Jack-o’-lantern casts its eyes upward toward its crown of pinwheels.  Photo by Joseph GresserSimplicity is the hallmark of Linda Elbow’s work.  Photo by Joseph GresserMeg Gibson won one of three adult prizes for this beautifully crafted jack-o"lantern.  Photo by Joseph GresserZoë Young’s creation won honors as biggest in show.  Photo by Joseph Gresser
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