Our History

The Limrik : 1991–2015
by Connie Kirwin

The first issue of The Limrik was published in November 1991 under the name of the Antrim Community Newsletter. It was founded by Bev Tenney with Nancy Timko as Editor and Lois Harriman as Business Manager.

A feature article in the first issue announced a contest for a name for the publication, the winner to receive a $35 gift certificate at the Rynborn, a local restaurant and blues club. The winning entry, submitted by Madeline Dusky, turned out to be The Antrim Limrik. When Madeline was asked what she thought of the publication 10 years later, she replied: “I love it. It catches the pulse of the town.”

With the publication of the December 2003 issue, the name was once again changed to The Limrik, A Quarterly Journal. Editor Dick Winslow and the staff felt that the word journal best described the content that has evolved to include essays and opinions in addition to news and events “for, by and about the people of Antrim”. The Limrik is an historical snapshot of life in Antrim, NH.

Over the years many people have contributed their talent, expertise, and time to the publication.

They include:

1991 November Bev Tenney, Founder
Nancy Timko, Editor
Lois Harriman, Business Manager
1992 November Renee Blinn, Layout & Design
1993 February Bev Tenney, Editor
December Dick Winslow, Editor
1995 June Pam Veenstra, Layout & Design
September Connie Kirwin, Layout & Design
1997 September Fred Roberts, Treasurer
2002 December Sophia Milano, Business Manager
2004 December Lyman Gilmore, Associate Editor
2005 December Dick Winslow, Emeritus Editor
Lyman Gilmore, Editor
2006 March Ral Burgess, Advertising Manager/Treasurer
2015 December Lyman Gilmore, Emeritus Editor
Joan Gorga, Editor

As with the first issue, all staff members are volunteers and the paper on which it is printed is generously donated by a local company, the Monadnock Paper Mills.