Barnstead NH News

January 11, 2017


Congratulations to the following 6th grade honor roll students who were inadvertantly omitted from the original posting:


Madelyn Kelley

Blake Brown

Garrett Mullen

Anthony Powers

Jayden Booker



CBCC To Host Chili Cook-Off On January 21St


The Center Barnstead Christian Church will host a Chili Cook-off on January 21st at 5 pm. Judges will conduct blind tastings and a unique homemade trophy will be awarded for Best Chili. Special awards will also be presented.


This is an open-class chili recipe event and is open to the community. If you would like to enter your chili into the cook-off, please email organizers at with “Chili Cook-off” in the subject line. Due to the number of entrants, please bring your chili already warmed up and ready to be judged (and eaten).


This is a free event! All are welcome to come enjoy the chili. The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town Hall.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Art is for Everyone!


Gilford artist Gerri Harvey will be speaking at the library on January 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM at an event sponsored by the Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Her topic, Art is for Everyone, will focus on the idea that while most people will never be famous in the likes of Monet or Van Gogh, anyone who wants to can enjoy painting and can be taught the skills to create beautiful art. The meeting is free and open to the public. Sharing slides of the first paintings of several of her adult painting students she will talk about the joys of observing and interpreting a scene by putting acrylic paint to canvas. As a retired RN who has been painting for over 35 years, Harvey believes that painting is fun, therapeutic and personally rewarding in ways most people cannot imagine until they try it.


The artist will return to the library two weeks later on January 28th to offer a half-day painting workshop at 1pm during which participants will complete a landscape painting in paint-along style, as she explains how to achieve a sense of light, depth and realism using water-soluble acrylic paint. Space is limited and all supplies are included in the $25 fee (due the day of the workshop.) Proceeds will benefit the library. Pre-registration for the workshop is required either online at or by calling 269-3900. Gerri Harvey is a member of the NH Plein Air Painters, the The Westport (MA) Art Group, and is President-Elect of the Lakes Region Art Association. Her paintings will be on display in the library during the month of January. She maintains a home art studio in Gilford and her work is available at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith, the LRAA Gallery in Tilton and online at


New Hours!

New hours starting Tuesday, January 17th! Thanks to the feedback from our patrons and our community survey, Oscar Foss Memorial Library will be changing our hours. We hope that our more consistent schedule and longer days will make it easier for everyone to use the library! Our new schedule will be Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed. You can find the new hours on our website, or pick up a bookmark at the library.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about our programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Current Library hours are Mondays, 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.



The Barnstead Farmers Market is announcing its 2017 season to begin June 10th thru Columbus Day Weekend. The market is looking to expand this year. We are seeking the following type of vendors, maple syrup, honey, corn, bakery sweets and more veggies. We are also seeking licensed breakfast and lunch vendors. We are also looking for musicians to play from 10am to 12N. Applications are now available online at or for more information, please call or email: Lori Mahar at 603-269-2329 or



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The Barnstead Boy and Cub Scouts would like to thank Shirley Stock for allowing us to place our can trailer on her land in Barnstead Center  almost across the street from the White Buffalo. We painted it this summer and had to do some repairs, because some persons tore the back apart and we lost cans. The trailer helps us pay for activities. Please donate aluminum cans by putting them in the trailer. It is easier if they are put in without the bags, if possible. Also, we only recycle aluminum cans. Thanks again to Mrs. Stock and all of you for your continued support.













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