The Kennedy House
Baskets and More
Lynn’s knitted and crocheted items
November 23rd thru Sunday, November 25th
9:00 am -
Lynn Boyd’s Home
Master Plan Committee To Mail Out Opinion Survey
this summer, Barnstead’s volunteer Master Plan Committee, assisted by
the Survey Center of the University of New Hampshire, has been creating
an opinion survey that will be mailed to town residents and property
owners later this fall. The purpose is to gather public preferences and
suggestions useful in the Master Plan process. Barnstead’s current plan
expires this year and the new one will carry through to 2022. The input
of residents and property owners is vital to good community planning.
information meeting to review and polish the survey will be held
November 14, 7:00 pm at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station. Draft copies
will be available at the meeting. Additional information about the
Master Plan process is online at
www.barnstead.org under “Town Business.”
Breakfast With Santa
Parks and Rec will host a pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday,
December 1, 2012 from 8:00 – 11:00 am at the Barnstead Town Hall. Kids
are invited to enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast, holiday crafts, and
have their photo taken with Santa. In the spirit of giving back, we
will be collecting donations for the Barnstead Food Pantry and Toys for
Tots. We’ll also be putting together a care package to our troops from
the children of Barnstead.
care package, we’re looking for baby wipes, white socks, shaving cream,
and food items including cookies (homemade are most appreciated), beef
jerky, and nuts. Each child will have the chance to make a card, which
will be enclosed in the package.
Rec would also greatly appreciate the loan or donation of holiday
decorations including garland, string lights, tree decorations, fun
inflatables, etc. to make the space festive. We’d love to park a sleigh
outside too, if anyone has one to lend for a day.
to our holiday planning, Parks and Rec is also looking for a volunteer
or two to run a learn-to-skate program for kids at the town skating rink
over the winter.
If you are
interested in assisting with the Santa breakfast, donating or lending
decorations, or teaching kids to skate, please contact us at
coming soon are a kids dance class, a kids-fun-with-music class, and
Zumba for adults. Check Facebook or the Parks and Rec page on the Town
website for more information as details are finalized. We have lots of
program ideas, and always welcome thoughts and feedback from the
community by email or at our monthly meetings. Volunteers are needed to
assist with adult programs, including outing clubs, game nights and
more. We look forward to hearing from our neighbors. All volunteer
efforts are truly appreciated, and we thank you.
Nancy Tea Party”
Foss Memorial Library would like to invite the children and families of
Barnstead to our second annual “Fancy Nancy Tea Party!” on Saturday,
December 1, 2012 at 10:00 am. Everyone should bring their favorite
teacup and, of course, dressing-up in your ‘Fancy Nancy finest’ is
always the best part! A light snack and beverage will be provided by the
library, as well as some other fabulous fun and surprises!
is limited, so please call 269-3900 or come by the desk to reserve your
place as soon as possible.
this year, the Oscar Foss Memorial Library in Center Barnstead will have
a fine free period for December and January and ask that you bring in a
non-perishable item for our food pantry boxes.
extending this from last year and accepting items not only during
December but also right through January as we are hoping this will
encourage people to not only give during the major holidays, but
generally help in the winter as well.
items can be brought in, but we do ask that you make sure that they are
non-perishable and In Date. We don’t want to pass along items that can
no longer be used. Some items to consider are pasta, pasta sauces, rice,
any canned goods or pre-packed meals, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, or any
other unopened, in-date toiletries.
So if you
have overdue items in December or January... Just help out the food
pantry and bring in something for our boxes. You certainly don’t need to
have overdue materials to help out... Please feel free to just add to
the boxes. We will have someone from the food pantry pick them up on a
regular basis and during these especially hard economic times, we know
that all of our items will go to a good cause.
of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library have been extremely generous in the
past and we are counting on you to give a helping hand to those in need.
We know you are giving and caring people so we thank you in advance!
Rescue Missions In North America Vice President
Perry Jones To Speak At
will be speaking at the Center Barnstead Christian Church this Sunday,
November 18th. Perry and his wife, Susan, live in Ravena, New York.
Perry is the Vice President of the 300 member Association of Gospel
Rescue Missions in North America.
Perry became the new executive director of Capital City Rescue Mission
in Albany, New York. There he developed a discipleship/rehabilitation
program, which soon began to serve large numbers of people. Susan also
works at the mission as the director of development. This mission was
founded in December of 1949 to offer hope and to extend the compassion
of Christ by providing food, clothing, shelter and gospel services to
the homeless and destitute of Albany.
City Rescue Mission is dedicated to proclaiming the life-changing Gospel
of Jesus Christ to the homeless and needy of the capital region.
Providing for the whole person, body, mind and spirit, that they will
return to society maturing in Christ as productive citizens. This has
now become the largest shelter in the city. Presently, over 100
individuals are sheltered there each night, and over 300 meals served
each day. This Friday and Saturday Perry will also be speaking at a
Prison Fellowship Seminar at the Concord State Prison.
hear more about this Mission and its future goals both during our Sunday
School hour which begins at 9:00 am and during our Morning Worship time
beginning at 10:00 am. For more information, please contact the church
at 269-8831. The Center Barnstead Church is located on Route 126, next
to the Town Hall.
(Merrill) Stapleford, 82, a long time resident of Northwood and
Barnstead, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Hospice House in Concord.
Northwood on December 5, 1929, Jean was the daughter of Robert and
Marion (Evans) Merrill. She graduated from Coe-Brown Academy and worked
at Billy’s Restaurant in Epsom for at least 10 years and at Market
Basket in Concord before her retirement.
the widow of Walter Stapleford and is survived by two sons, James
Stapleford of Kempner, TX and John Stapleford of Seattle, WA; 3
daughters, Carol Gadwah and Linda Stapleford, both of Concord, and Cathy
Stapleford; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one great
great granddaughter; a sister, Joyce Creighton of Northwood; a brother,
John Merrill of Pigeon Forge, TN; and nieces and nephews. Jean was also
predeceased by a sister, Barbara Cimon.
Petit of the Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial Home in Epsom is assisting
with arrangements and offers an on-line guestbook at