Barnstead NH News

May 31, 2017


South Barnstead Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on June 11, 2017 10:00 AM at the South Barnstead Church.  Meeting is open to the public.



 Letter to the Editor


I definitely would not put an application in for that vacant seat on the school board like Lyla Adkins did.  Lyla had stepped down after her 3 year term was up, but suddenly, she decided to put in for the vacant seat left by Michele Brown.  And of course,  the outcome was as I expected, because Lyla Adkins won the board’s vote the day she submitted her application for that position.  David Allen never had a chance to be picked; nor myself;  nor do I suppose Mr. Allen had any idea what was going on.


Kevin  Genest



Barnstead Farmers Market Grand Opening


The 2nd Annual GRAND OPENING of the BARNSTEAD FARMERS MARKET is June 10th 2017, from 9:00a.m. - 12 noon at its location on the corner of RTE 28 and Maple Street in Barnstead! New to the market this season is BREAKFAST! Lucas Roasting Company will offer Fresh Brewed Coffee and our market will have a variety of products such as: fresh baked goods: gluten free and organic, vegetables, herbs, plants, local meats, delicious breads, jams and jellies, maple syrup, gifts and more. Our Market now accepts SNAP Benefits, Credit Cards and Every Week, we will raffle off $25 in Market Dollars!


Please visit the Lakes Regions fastest growing Farmers Market and find out what everyone is talking about! Our GRAND OPENING will have Kids Activities, a FREE shopping bag for each customer, an opportunity to WIN $25 to spend at the market and music by our local celebrity CHRIS BONOLI!


The Barnstead Area Community FARMERS MARKET was developed to provide a venue for local area agricultural business to expand their consumer base. Our Motto: Buy Local, Buy Fresh, Buy from the Farmer, not only encourages our local and nearby communities, but also our seasonal and local tourist, to have a one stop shopping place for their consumables. This market also supports local artisans, nonprofit organizations and craftsman and Guest Vendors are always welcome, for more information please contact Lori Mahar at 603-269-2329, Email: or check the Facebook Page/Barnstead Farmers Market and/or website:



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Library Substitutes & Volunteers Needed!


The Oscar Foss Memorial Library is looking to increase our list of substitutes and volunteers. If you are interested in one or both of these positions, please contact Danielle at 269-3900 for more information.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about any of our programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.



NH Democratic Party Guests Join Tri-Town Democrat Meeting


The New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Political Director and Operations Director will join June’s meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton. Erin Turmelle, NHDP Political Director, is the point of contact for NH elected officials and the town and county Democrat groups and provides training to help build community.  Erin Cotton, NHDP Operations Director, organizes town and county caucuses and assists with grassroots resources. Our meeting topics will include  strategic action plans, participation in exciting NH grassroots movements, future trainings for local activists, legislator accountability, and community organizing.


Join us on June 5th at 6:30 in Alton at the Alton Community Senior Center at 7 Pearson Road. The meeting is open to any and all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats or like-minded Independents. Refreshments to share are encouraged but not required. For more information, please contact Heather Carter at or visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page.



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Top row, left to right: BettyJane Weir (PMHS class of 2018), Abigail Thomas, (PMHS class of 2018, FBLA Vice-president), Front row: Tiffany White (PMHS class of 2018, FBLA President).


Prospect Mountain High School, Future Business Leaders Of America (FBLA) Needs Your Help To Reach Their California Dream


The Prospect Mountain High School, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter is California Dreaming. BettyJane Weir, Abigail Thomas (vice president), and Tiffany White (president) all placed in events during the FBLA NH State Leadership Competition this March, qualifying them for the National Competition in Anaheim, CA. Weir placed third in the state for Design Publication, Thomas and White both competed in the Job Interview competition with Thomas placing fourth and White placing second, and together they competed as a team in the Community Service Project placing first overall.  The trip will take place June 27th to July 4th 2017. The costs of this competition is over $2,000 per student. The chapter has been working hard to fundraise, and is on their way, however, they still need assistance and are reaching out to the community for help. Any donations would be greatly appreciated in helping these Future Business Leaders of America attain their goals.


If you are interested in helping the PMHS FBLA please mail your donation to Prospect Mountain High School FBLA 242 Suncook Valley Road, Alton, NH 03809.



Locke Lakers’ Social Club News


The Locke Lakers Social Club has voted to have only ONE business  meeting during the month.  It will be held  at the lodge on the second Tuesday of each month.  Social is at 9:30 am and business meeting at 10:00 am.


Our Annual “Snowbird Welcome Home” gathering will take place on June 11 at Noon at the Pool #1 gazebo.  We are always looking for new members and this is an ideal time to come join us and meet your neighbors.  The Lakers are open to any member of the Locke Lake Colony.  If you wish to attend just come and bring some appetizers or finger food.  The club will provide the beverages.


The next monthly business meeting will be Tuesday morning  June 13th.  Looking ahead, we will have our “Christmas in July” on Saturday July 15th.  We will have a chicken dinner sponsored by the club at no cost for members.  Please give a call to Ann Shea the week before  if you plan to attend so the proper amount of food may be purchased.  We shall have a Yankee Swap so please bring a wrapped gift valued at no more than $5.00.













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