Wellspring Counseling will close on November 26,
2013. The address for records will continue to be: Wellspring, PO Box
74, Pittsfield, NH 03263.
School To Farm Event Another Success!!!
Submitted By Ruth Smith, Coordinator
New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom
New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom
recently hosted their fourth School to Farm two-day event for Belknap
County fourth grade school students. This event was once again held at
Ramblin’ Vewe Farm in Gilford with 378 students attending plus their
teachers and chaperones. On these two days, the farmland was
bursting with excited students learning where their local food comes
from and seeing how important it is to keep agriculture right here in
We wish to thank all the presenters who
exhibited and presented an educational program for the students during
the day. This year our presenters were Pemi-Baker Beekeepers, Huckins
Farm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education, Ox-K Farm, Belknap County
Farm Bureau, Suroweic Farm, Belknap County Cooperative Education,
Belknap County Conservation District, Shepherd’s Hut Market and Lindon
Garlic Farm. Again a big thank you to Ramblin’ Vewe Trust for allowing
us to use their farm land for this event.
However, this event would not be possible without
our sponsorships. Thank you to Ramblin’ Vewe Farm, Moulton Farm,
Meredith Village Savings Bank, Farm Family Insurance, Cabot Creamery
Cooperative, Barbara and Bill Angevine, Huckins Farm, and Allison and
Again, many thanks to all who participated.
Pumpkin & Pine Fair In Barnstead
This Saturday, November 2nd, is the date of the
charming country church fair known as the Pumpkin & Pine Fair.
There will be fun, food, and treasures at the Congregational Church of
North Barnstead between 9 and 2 pm. Bring your friends, find unique
items for your holiday plans, enjoy a complimentary chair massage, and
be sure to join us for a brunch or lunch in the Schoolhouse Café.
Bring the kids too – there will be child care available while you shop.
Many come each year just for the silent auction!
Each year is different and this year there are over 90 items or
services being auctioned. There is great art from local artists and
hand-crafted wooden clocks, cupboards and cutting boards from local
woodworkers. There are gift certificates galore for massage,
photography, haircuts, food and handyman services. There are always
decorative items to celebrate the season and items to help you with your
gift giving – a sushi-making kit, a little lamb hat and mittens, a
grouping of kites, a car emergency kit, and handcrafted ceramics. The
list goes on – come and bid often and go home with a treasure.
The fair has an eclectic jewelry selection,
holiday crafts, delicious foods and equally tasty preserves, relishes
and canned tomatoes for your holiday season. There are also
collectibles, both vintage and new. A special treat are the
beautiful and unusual hand-made gifts by artists from Ghana. Our church
is rich in children and young families so you will find a good selection
of gifts for children – be they just for kids or kid’s activities for
the whole family!
The Congregational Church of North Barnstead is
located at 504 North Barnstead Road near the end of Peacham Road. Just
follow the signs for Pumpkin & Pine Church Fair! The money earned at
the fair is donated by the Women’s Fellowship to community outreach and
to help renovate this 1820 historic church of Barnstead.
Locke Lakers Social Club
The Locke Lakers Social Club gathered at
Dominic’s Restaurant on October 20th for their Fall Brunch. 15 members
attended. It was a wonderful time to say ‘Bon Voyage’ to the snowbirds
traveling to Florida, socializing with the members, and catching up on
The club’s next meeting is at the Shea’s house on
Tuesday November 12th at 9:30 a.m. All Locke Lake and Half Moon
residents are most welcome to attend the meetings and events.
On November 10th, Sunday at noon, we shall have
our Harvest Pot Luck Brunch at the lodge, and then attend the musical
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Scenic Theatre with The Pittsfield
Players. If you want to join us please call President Ann Shea @
Plans are to have our Holiday Brunch on December
15th, have a Yankee Swap, and then go see the lights and crèches at
LaSalette Shrine in Enfield, NH. Hope residents of Locke Lake and Half
Moon Lake can join us.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library And Barnstead
Elementary School Receive CLiF Rural Library Award
Congratulations to the Oscar Foss Memorial
Library and the Barnstead Elementary School for being awarded a CLiF
(Children’s Literacy Foundation) Rural Library Award! The grant
includes $2000 in new children’s books for the town library. The local
elementary school receives a selection of 25 new books and two separate
storytelling presentations for all students in grades K- 6 at the
elementary school, with a book giveaway at the second event. There will
also be two separate storytelling and book giveaway events for local
childcare/preschool programs at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Rural
librarians from NH and VT were invited to apply for this grant. The
Children’s Literacy Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in
1998. Its mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among
children throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The Oscar Foss Memorial
Library and Barnstead Elementary School staff are very excited to share
the benefits of this award with the community.
“Fancy Nancy Tea Party”
At Barnstead Library
The Oscar Foss Memorial Library would like to
invite the children and families of Barnstead to our annual “Fancy Nancy
Tea Party!” on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00am. Everyone should
bring their favorite teacup and of course dressing-up in your ‘Fancy
Nancy finest’ is always the best part! A light snack and beverage will
be provided by the library, as well as some other fabulous fun and
surprises!! Our seating is limited, so please call 269-3900 or come by
the circulation desk to reserve your place as soon as possible. Library
Hours are; Monday: 2pm - 8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am – 5pm,
Thursday: 5pm – 8pm, Friday: 2pm – 5pm & Saturday: 9am – Noon.
Barnstead Parks & Recreation Basketball Sign Ups
Sign ups for the coming basketball season will be
accepted for grades K-6 now through November 15.
We are also seeking coaches for all levels. As a
thank you for volunteering to coach, your children will play for free.
Please make note of several important changes to
the registration process effective immediately. Registrations will no
longer be accepted by Town Hall personnel. Instead, please come to one
of our sign up nights on November 5, November 8, November 12, or
November 15 between 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the old lobby at Barnstead
Elementary School. The cost to register is $35.00, which includes a team
jersey. Registrations submitted after November 15 will be subject to a
$10.00 late fee, and will be placed on a wait list, no exceptions.
Practices are expected to begin after Christmas
break. Coaches will contact players directly to provide practice
Please remember that if your child is accepted to
play on a BES team, it is your responsibility to inform Parks & Rec, not
the coach, no later than the second team practice in order to receive a
Thank you for your cooperation with our new
registration process. We are looking forward to a great season.
Celebrating 50 Years
On Saturday, October 5, a surprise 50th
Anniversary party was held at the Puritan Back Room Restaurant for Joann
and Tony Pinto. It was given by Anthony and Marie Pinto, Rob and Chris
Pinto, Scott and Tara Pinto, and Greg and Bette Pinto. Also attending
were: grandchildren Jordyn, Crystal, Seth and Nicole, Andrea and Dave,
Meghan, Catherine, Gage, Dustin and guest; great-grandchildren Scarlett,
Aeris, Avery, Gabriel, and Abel. Other guests included: Bob Hillis and
Malissa, Jan and Bob, family friends Vaughn and Sally Rigone, Danny
Sullivan, Eileen, Joe and Ron Pinto, Dorothy Murphy, sister of Joann and
Ron and Andrea Dryden, brother of Joann. The food was great and a good
time was had by all. Looking forward to the next fifty.
Barnstead Fire Fighter Passes Away
Barnstead Fire Lieutenant Jacob G. Weber died as
a result of medical complications on Tuesday, October 22, at his home in
Underhill, VT. Lt Weber was also a volunteer firefighter at
Underhill/Jericho and Essex Rescue (VT), a former member of the
Colebrook (NH) Fire Department and also served as a part-time police
officer in Lancaster, NH.
Lt. Weber joined the Barnstead Fire Rescue in
2003 as a part-time firefighter and was appointed to career status the
following year. In 2012, he was promoted to his current rank of
department lieutenant and was an active member of the department.
He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT in 1983 to
Howard Weber and Mary Beth (George) Kenison. He attended Colebrook
Academy and the NH Technical College in Laconia. Keeping true to his
goal of working in the fire service, he majored in Fire Science and
Barnstead Chief Mark Tetreault, commenting on Lt.
Weber’s passing, noted “He was a fire fighter committed to helping
others. He would often volunteer to read to a class during National Book
Week, was a member of the Ski Patrol, and he helped establish the Fire
Explorers at the Colebrook Fire Department. He’d drive hours to help out
on a shift and never complain.” He served Barnstead as an EMT-Basic as
LT Weber leaves his wife, Alicia (Davis) Weber;
his father, Howard Weber of Gulf Breeze, FL; his mother, Mary Beth
Kenison of Groveton, NH; brothers Nicholas of Gilmanton, NH; his twin,
CAPT. Samuel Weber, currently of Afghanistan, and his grandmother
Suzanne Webber of Colebrook.
The funeral took place at the Colebrook
Elementary School on Sunday October 27, 2013.
Kevin C. Price Jr. , 21 of North Barnstead Road,
died October 18th of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
He was born in Concord, the son of Kevin and
Jennifer (Forsyth) Price. He lived in Pittsfield and Barnstead all his
life attending both Pittsfield and Prospect Mountain High Schools.
He is survived by his parents, three Brothers,
Joey and Justin Clements both of Allenstown and Jacob Gray of Barnstead,
a sister, Jennifer Price of Barnstead, and his girl friend, Kate-Lynn
Varney of Barnstead, his maternal grandparents George and Judith Forsyth
of Barnstead, his maternal great grandmother Jean Eastman of Barnstead,
aunts including Linda Bedell and Donna Messier and uncles including
A Memorial Service was held Friday October 25th
in the Gilmanton I.W. Community Church. The Rev Chris Stevens, Pastor
officiated. Urn burial will be at the family’s convenience in the Floral
Park Cemetery, Pittsfield.
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield,
is assisting with arrangements. To sign an on line guest book, log on to