Barnstead Old Home Day will be 9/9 from 9-3 at the
Entertainment will include a car show, a
parade, a line dancing demo, a dog obstacle course, a kids bike
parade, kids games with prizes, face painting, vendors and many
We’re still looking for vendors and
others that would be interested in either being in the parade or
having a booth on the grounds. If you’d like to be a vendor, please
contact Lori Mahar at LoriMahar@tds.net. For
other info, please contact Kathy Kelley at
Congratulations to Gabrielle Beijer of
Center Barnstead, who earned a spot on Merrimack College’s Dean’s
List for Spring 2017.
Show At The Farmers Market!
On September 2nd, from 9:00 am to 12
noon, the Barnstead Farmers Market is showcasing some local artists!
Durkish Delights, Clare Bolster, and a few more will be showcasing
their talent. If you would like to participate, contact us right
away to grab a spot!
Please join us to support our local art
community. There will be music by Chris Bonoli, lots of shopping fun
at the market and unique art demonstrations by some creative
individuals. The Farmers Market is located at the Maple Street
Church, 96 Maple Street, Center Barnstead NH. For more information
please visit our website:
or call Lori Mahar at 603-269-2329 or email:
To The Carnival
Let’s all Rally to the Carnival Sunday,
September 10th at the Center Barnstead Christian Church starting at
9:00 AM, as we kick off a new Sunday School year!
theme is “Rally to the Carnival.” This will be a day of family
fun, games and food. There will be snacks, prizes, fun
carnival games and a bouncy house!
We will be setting up in the
church/town hall parking lot. This is a FREE event, so bring
your family and friends!!
If you have been looking for a church
to attend, come this Sunday and see what we are all about. For
more information, contact the church at 269-8831 or check out our
website - http://centerbarnsteadcc.org/.
The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next
to the Town Hall. See you all at the carnival!
Marriage Bible Study
God designed marriage to be between a man
and a woman, for better, for worse, for life. A marriage is a
relationship, a partnership, a companionship, designed and created
by God. But marriages are not without problems. God wants the
partnership of your marriage to be the solution to your problems.
In A Biblical Portrait of Marriage, Dr. Bruce Wilkinson outlines six
partnership principles and six problem-solving strategies -- enough
to move any marriage from bland to grand!
The first six sessions
which will be held this fall will cover the partnership aspect of
marriage: the roles and responsibilities of husbands, wives, and
couples. There will also be a weekend away option for each
participating couple, October 13 - October 15, 2017 at a retreat
center located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.
The second six sessions which will be held in February and March
will tackle the toughest problems of marriage: in-laws, money, sex,
romance, communication, and loyalty.
With this series, your
marriage won’t become perfect -- but it will become a more loving,
problem-solving partnership! So whether your marriage is on
life support or it is going well and you just need a refresher
course, this very well might be the study for you.
information please call Center Barnstead Christian Church at
603-269-8831, e-mail Pastor@Centerbarnsteadcc.org
or go to our website Centerbarnsteadcc.org. Center Barnstead
Christian Church is located right across from the town hall.
It’s GAME-ON at the Barnstead Old Home Day! Please join us
September 9th 2017 at the Barnstead Elementary School, starting at
9:00a.m., for a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family!
A big parade, lots of kids activities including a bouncy house,
great food, farmers market, and lots of vendors. Don’t forget to
pick up your Game Card to play! Please visit the following sponsors
of the game: Alpaca Brats, Avon, Black Dog Farm, Bloom, Vickie,
Crooked Run Farm, Diamond B, Fabbio Creations, Farmhouse Country
Catering, Gourmet Cupboard, J&B Embroidery, Homestead Gift Shop,
Journeys End Maple Farm, Lucas Roasting Company, Lularoe, Mary Kay,
Mountainview Farm, Norwex, Remax, Rodan & Fields, Shamrock Hill Home
Gardens, Shonyo, Angela, Snow Family Farm, Threads of Love,
Tupperware, White Buffalo General Store, WildTree.
How to Play:
Stop at the OHD Vendor Check-in Tent and pick up your Vendor GAME
CARD. Visit each Vendor and ask them to initial your Game Card.
After you have finished collecting all of your initials, come back
to the vendor check-in tent and enter to win the Raffle for lots of
prizes!!! Please note: You must have at least 15 vendor initials to
enter raffle. It’s GAME –ON at Barnstead Old Home Day!
Foss Memorial Library News
and Story Hour will be starting the week of September 12 at the
library. Toddler Time is Tuesdays at 10:30am for children up to 3yrs
and Story Hour is Wednesdays at 10:00am for children 3yrs and older.
These programs run weekly throughout the school year, with some
exceptions during holidays and school vacations. Please check our
online calendar at oscarfoss.org for a full schedule. Come join us
for some stories, music & movement, and arts & crafts fun!
Library Card Sign Up Month!
The Oscar Foss Memorial Library is
excited to celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month in
September! A library card lets you access books, ebooks, audiobooks,
online databases, and much more. Be sure to have any students in
Barnstead Elementary School or Prospect Mountain High School sign up
for this school year. Everyone who signs up for a card in September
will be entered into a surprise raffle! Come on down, get a card,
enter the raffle, and “check out” some great literature and all the
free services the library has to offer.
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.
To The Editor
Dear Trump Voter,
It has been seven months since
Donald J. Trump has been in the White House, and I for one, have not
seen him fulfill one of his campaign promises. The miserable
attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care act was a
total disaster. Had the Senate’s Bill passed, millions of you
would be without health insurance. I am not aware
of any infrastructure program that is putting millions of unemployed
Americans to work. How would his Tax Cut for The Rich Plan help you?
He has delivered nothing on his promises, and managed to get us to
the brink of a nuclear war with North Korea. Everything that
comes out of his mouth is a lie. He has demonstrated contempt of the
United States Constitution by profiting financially from his
position as President. He demands loyalty from his staff, but
does not reciprocate, publically humiliates them, and fires them at
He criticized President Obama for taking vacations, yet he
flies to his golf resorts regularly, at the taxpayers’ expense.
He is an egotist, a narcissist, a racist, a womanizer, a liar, and
is so thin-skinned that he vindictively strikes out at those who
differ with him. He is perhaps guilty of obstruction of
justice with his dealings with James Comey. His barrage of
“Tweets” makes him look like a spoiled, petulant little brat.
Our allies do not respect him.
He is ineffective, he is
dangerous, and exhibits the characteristics of insanity.
Before he does any further harm, I urge you to contact our
Congressional Representatives to support a Bill of Impeachment.
If that does not appeal to you, urge VP Pence to begin the process
of removing Trump from office, using the provisions of Section 4,
Paragraph 1, of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of
the United States.
Ronald P. Blais
Barnstead Old Home Day Will Be On 9/9, 9-3
Submitted By Kathy
“Old Home Day” is a time to celebrate the things that make
our town a great place to live. The OHD team has been working
hard to get the plans for the day finalized. The lineup
currently includes a dog demonstration at 9, line dancing lesson and
demo at 10, big parade from behind White Buffalo up 126 then up
Maple Street to the Elementary school at 11, a car show, a salute to
our hometown heroes; our veterans, a bike parade (prizes to be
awarded), Motion Man, and Chris Bonoli with an open mic to top off
our entertainment from 1-3 p.m. Lucas Roasting will have the
coffee on for you in the morning and the Barnstead Farmer’s Market
will be joining us on the school grounds so you can get your food,
fun, crafts and entertainment all in one place.
A little more
about our entertainment:
Chris Bonoli is a great musician that
resides right here in Barnstead! Excerpted from her website:
“…on my 10th birthday, I used all my birthday money to buy a guitar
for $10… at Jordan Marsh in Boston. I just wanted to play the
guitar no matter what…” She’s purchased 15 guitars and 5
guitar amps since then and has built herself quite a following by
playing at such local venues such as Maine Street Grill and Bar in
Pittsfield, the Broken Spoke in Laconia, the American Legion, the
Governor’s Inn, the Belmont Fair, and many others, along with some
weddings and birthday celebrations. She’s been in New
Hampshire since 1985 and enjoyed raising a family and working while
always having music as part of her life. A quote from Chris,
“Music choices and music loves are like life’s journey; you
experience them and then move on. Country, swing, old country, swing
tunes of the 30’s, 40’s and big bands always captivated me. I
connect with blue grass, jazz, and gospel. Life is too short –
branch out, listen and enjoy!”
“On the Dance Floor” with Gail
Eaton will be out to give us a little line dancing demonstration and
then show us some more advanced moves with her more advanced
students. Check out her website at
and her YouTube channel (search for Gail Eaton) and learn some of
the dances early so you’ll look like a pro!
have been generous enough to donate their time and talents so please
support them by coming out and enjoying their gifts at Old Home Day
on September 9th!
There’s so much happening I can’t get it all in
one article. More to come next week!
Screening In Barnstead Of Documentary On American Prisons
free special screening on Friday, September 1st of the documentary
“13TH,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay.
will be screened at 7pm at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library in
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and
galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the
Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary
servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall
have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The
progression from that second qualifying clause to mass
criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid
out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of
archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists,
politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men,
DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
film will be a general, non-partisan discussion about the film and
the issues it examines. An open exchange of ideas is encouraged.
GILMANTON IRONWORKS- Mrs. Lee E. (Wheet) Dawson,
81, of Gilmanton Ironworks, passed away peacefully at home on August
Born in Barnstead, Lee was the daughter of the late
Rexford and Bessie (McDuffie) Wheet. She was raised and
educated in Barnstead and had been a resident of Gilmanton for the
past 55 years.
Lee was a longtime member of the Lower Gilmanton
Community Club and was later involved with the Church Dump Run Café
on Wednesdays. She greatly enjoyed horses, gardening and
flowers, and traveling to Florida, Hampton Beach and Canada.
was predeceased by her siblings, Margaret Wheet, Vera Brown, Irene
Broadbent, Phyllis Willey, Merle Wheet and David Wheet.
survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert W. Dawson; three sons,
Robert Dawson of Gilmanton, Kenneth Dawson of Pittsfield and James
Dawson of Center Barnstead; and one sister, Mary Prescott of
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Sunday,
August 27th at 2 P.M. in the Lower Gilmanton Baptist Church, Rte.
107 in Gilmanton. Assisting the family with arrangements is
the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom. To share a
memory or offer a condolence, please visit