Join Us For Our Magical Finale!
Foss Memorial Library would like to announce the arrival of “Norman Ng”
and his exciting “Magic Show!” to Barnstead on Monday, August 13th at
10:00 am. Norman’s interactive shows have amazed audiences for
years with his hilarious comedic situations and original magic tricks.
You won’t want to miss this incredibly exciting show! Norman’s show is
part of our 2012 Summer Reading Program Finale and will take place at
the Barnstead Town Hall, in Center Barnstead.
Certificates will also be presented at this time, as well as many other
fun surprises! This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the U.S.
Institute of Museum and Library Services and donations from the Byrne
Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and the NH Library
Association. Please call us at 269-3900 or stop by the desk at the
library for details or directions.
Summer Reading Program Reminder
to log your books for the Summer Reading Program at the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library! In order to meet the program’s requirements and
receive a certificate, all “Dream Big – READ!” participants must have a
minimum of 6 books recorded by August 11, 2012. All “Own The Night”
participants must have a minimum of at least 3 age/grade appropriate
books recorded by August 11, 2012.
Please call 269-3900 or stop by
the circulation desk if you have any questions.
My name is
Jane Cormier of Alton, New Hampshire, and I am running for the New
Hampshire House of Representatives in District 8 of Belknap County for
the towns of Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton.
Having been a resident
of Alton for 15 years, my husband, Carlos Martinez (who is running as a
NH Delegate), and our children Catherine and Christopher, are proud
members of District 8, and believe in the “citizen legislature” form of
public service. Our family has decided not to accept any financial
contributions in this first political contest, rather we are willing to
sacrifice monetary security to insure an indisputable platform on which
I can present the truth about government and politics.
I believe in a
fiscally conservative government with limited government intervention
and no new taxes or fees. I believe in growth of small businesses and
helping them to thrive, not just survive. The protection of personal
liberty of which New Hampshire is famous is also paramount to our “Live
Free or Die State”.
In order to meet the challenges ahead, I desire
an honest and open dialogue. A public servant is one who serves the
people and does not deceive or abuse the office they have been offered
by our citizenry. This is my philosophy for entering public service: to
serve in integrity and truth.
Please visit my website
to read more about my stand on the issues. Feel free to contact me and
let me know of your concerns for Belknap County, and how I can make our
county and State once again a place of integrity.
Barnstead Elementary School PTO Back-to-School BBQ
pre-purchase your tickets for BES PTO’s back-to-school BBQ to be held
from 3:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, and followed by the
school sponsored open house. Come enjoy a nice dinner of BBQ chicken,
potato salad, roll and cake. Dinner for two adults is just $15.00,
and includes a yearly PTO family membership. Kids get hot dogs and
popcorn for free!
No kids at BES? Community members are invited to
join in as well. Additional chicken dinners can be purchased for $8.00
per plate. Meals will be available for purchase at the door on a
limited basis, for $10.00 per plate.
Purchase tickets by sending a
check payable to BES PTO, to Barnstead Elementary School, 91 Maple
Street, Ctr. Barnstead, NH 03225. Or, deliver payment in person to the
BES main office. Don’t forget to include a return address so we may send
your tickets and PTO membership card.
The PTO is also looking for
volunteers to help with set up, cooking, serving and clean up.
Each volunteer will be treated to one free chicken dinner. To
volunteer, please contact Lyla Adkins at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane
Westlake at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you there!
On July 28,
Jeff Crary passed away after battling through a difficult and brief case
Jeff Crary was born on December 17, 1950 in the city of
Lansing, Michigan. Jeff lived all over the country and left his mark in
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, California and Washington. He
fell in love with creating art through landscaping and traveled much of
Europe and Morocco in the 1970s.
Through his travels and love
of playing in the water and “clean dirt” as a child, he found his way of
giving back to the world by building waterfalls and aquatic landscapes
for people of all backgrounds. His business for over 30 years,
Crary Waterfalls, gave him the ability to share a piece of heaven with
over 900 constructions and countless other landscaping projects. Though
he always denied that he was an “artist”, his art remains as an example
of his unique and joyful view of the world.
Jeff met his late
wife, Diane Crary, in California and convinced her to move to the
beautiful wilderness of New Hampshire shortly after being married. Jeff
and Diane raised Kate and Josh Crary in the town of Barnstead.
leaves behind his love and magic in the souls of his children as well as
the amazing waterfalls he has constructed over the past 30 years.
His talents also extended to being involved in town affairs, building
toys with his adult friends and teaching his grandson how to catch
frogs, and play trains. Jeff was a jack of all trades, a friend to
everyone he met, loved life and all of its trappings, and will be missed
in too many ways to express.
We would like to thank Brian White,
Randall Pratt, Jon Crary, The Kiley Family, Elaine Swinford, and the
many friends who lent their hands in making this time a period of
laughter, joy, and remembrance.
Services for Jeff and Diane Crary
will be held on August 25, from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Crary household.
Donations can be made in memory of Jeff to the Choroideremia Research