Foss Memorial Library News
Like to play Minecraft,
Mario Kart or Zelda? Come to the library on Friday, July 21 at
6:30pm for Game Night! You can play with our WiiU on our large
screen, use a tablet to play Minecraft, or bring your own laptop or
tablet to play along. Light refreshments will be served.
Bingo for a cause! Join us on Saturday, July 22 at
10:30am at the library for “Better World Bingo.” Bingo cards will
cost $1 each and winners will get to choose where to distribute
their winnings locally to Barnstead Non-profits! Some organizations
on the list include: Barnstead Historical Society, End 68 Hours of
Hunger, Barnstead Food Pantry and Thrift Store, Barnstead Adventure
Zone, Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Barnstead Parks
and Recreation, and Barnstead PTO. Light refreshments will be
served. Come have some fun and help us build a better Barnstead!
Family Movie Night!
On Friday, July 28th at 6pm we will be
showing The Lego Batman Movie at the library! Light refreshments
will be served and pajamas and snuggling friends are always welcome.
Trash to Treasure!
Bring your yard sale finds, or items from
around your home that need to be updated, to the library on
Saturday, July 29 at 10:30am and Danielle will show you how to make
freshen them up into lovely items for your home! Registration is
required and there will be a $5.00 fee for supplies due the day of
the workshop. This workshop is suitable for ages 16 and up. Please
register online at oscarfoss.org, or by calling 603-269-3900.
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website
(oscarfoss.org) 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.
Barnstead Parks and Rec Summer Concert Series Features Children’s
This Saturday, July 22, Barnstead Parks and Recreation
welcomes award winning children’s artist Wayne Potash to the concert
stage. Wayne’s music brings an upbeat message with rhythms and
melodies perfect for singing along with and dancing to. One of
the top children’s performers in New England, Wayne brings both his
solo show and his Music Fun Band to dozens of greater Boston area
events each year, his music movement program is featured at numerous
Boston area schools, and he even hosts his own music TV show for
children on a local Boston cable station. Families, adults and
children of all ages are sure to enjoy this one of a kind show.
The show starts at 6:00. Remember to bring a lawn chair or
blanket and a friend or two. Barnstead’s Old Home Day
Committee will be on hand offering concessions. As always,
smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the Parade Grounds.
To The Editor
New Hampshire is in crisis. Every day more and more
Granite Staters fall victim to an opioid addiction and can’t get the
treatment they need to overcome these tragic circumstances.
state, we have been proactive in our attempts to combat this crisis
and provide help to those who need it. But we can’t do this alone;
we need help from our federal government.
Unfortunately, by the
looks of the most recent Senate healthcare bill, help isn’t coming
to the extent that we need it. The senate allocated $45 billion to
help opioids. Republican Governor John Kasich of Ohio compared this
money to “spitting in the ocean” in terms of its effectiveness and
some say it’s only in the bill to earn the votes it needs to pass,
not to actually solve the problem.
Adding onto the limited
opioid funds, the cuts to Medicaid will force tens of thousands of
Granite Staters off health insurance, denying them access to the
treatment they need.
When Granite Staters are healthy, our state
can thrive. Instead of eliminating funds, we need to work together
to win this battle against opioids so New Hampshire and the people
in it can reach their full potential.
The Date! September 9, 2017 For Barnstead Old Home Day
of this year’s Old Home Day Celebration is “Putting Barnstead on the
Map.” We’re hoping to bring residents of all ages and
interests out to celebrate what makes and has made Barnstead special
from the beginnings of our town through today.
Our schedule from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. will include food, demonstrations, a car show, line
dancing, a great parade, a kid’s bike parade, games with prizes and
fun for all ages. An incredible quilt is being made to be
raffled off that will feature old pictures of historic buildings.
There will be an “Ask an Elder” area where you can hear stories of
long ago Barnstead. To top off the day, we’ll have our
own local Chris Bonoli featured in an Open Mic time from 1-3 p.m.
If you’d be interested in doing a 15 minute set please feel free to
message Christine Bonoli or Kathy Kelley on Facebook or email:
It’s going to be an exciting day with new things happening every
hour. Lots more to be confirmed, so stay tuned!
9 -10 a.m. Dog Presentation/Obstacle Course
a.m. Man in Motion
11a.m.-12 p.m. Parade
At end of parade
(approx. 12 p.m.):
Ceremony to honor Veteran’s at Flag Pole
Cars park for car show
Line Dance Demo
1 p.m. National Anthem
Award Citizen of the Year
Award of People’s Choice for Car Show
1 - 3 p.m. Chris Bonoli Open Mic
If you’re a vendor, booths are
available for $25. There are also opportunities for non-profit
organizations to showcase themselves at no charge. Contact Lori
Mahar at 603-269-2329 or LoriMahar@tds.net.
If you’re a high school student looking for Community Service Hours,
this is an easy and fun way to complete some of them. Come out
and run a game or help the Committee make this a great day for the
citizens of Barnstead. Contact Kathy Kelley at 603-833-1434 or
Doris (DeSchuytner) Dion, 87, died July 8,
2017 at her home in Center Barnstead, NH, after a lengthy battle
with lung cancer.
She was born May 8, 1930 in Chelsea MA, the
daughter of Victor DeSchuytner and Catherine (Fitzpatrick)
DeSchuytner.She was a graduate of Chelsea High School and was a
tireless, dedicated worker at MGH in Boston in the pediatrics
department for 40 years before retiring to NH.
She was the mother
of the late Donald Dion and is survived by her husband, Norman Dion,
and her five loving children: Daniel Dion of Chelmsford MA, Michael
Dion of Groton, NH, Cecile Falta of Center Barnstead, Andrea Toolan
of Wakefield, MA and Paul Dion of Newton, MA. She also leaves four
beloved grandchidren: Melissa Derderian of Chicopee, MA, Sara Dion
of Somerville, MA and Jake and Alexis Toolan of Wakefield, MA. She
is also survived by her sister, Jean Gutowski, of Washington and
also leaves many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held
Thursday July 13, 2017 at Phaneuf Funeral Home in Boscawen followed
by interment at NH Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.