On December 24, 2013, the
Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be holding a Candle Light
Christmas Eve Service at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend. We hope to see
you there. This will be a wonderful way to start your Christmas. We must
always keep the Christ in Christmas.
Barnstead Historical Society has a Christmas display at the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library. There are some wonderful old pictures of Barnstead.
Please check it out - we want to keep our history alive!
Benefit Breakfast Is Huge Success
Barnstead/Pittsfield community members who sponsored the December 7
benefit breakfast for Toni Arditi would like to thank all those who
helped make the event a huge success. Breakfast was served to an
estimated 145 people. Thank you to all who attended and who contributed
their donations to the cause.
herself, was able to attend, transported from the rehabilitation
hospital by wheelchair in a van by her husband, Mike. She was uplifted
and a bit overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by attendees.
thanks go to the organizers and workers for the event, including: Harry
Ackerley, Jennifer Beck, April Ellis, Brian Gower and the Center
Barnstead Christian Church, Joanne Locke, David Murley, Eileen Murley,
Carol Tiede, Dan Ward, and Scott Ward.
occasions like these that demonstrate how special life is in these small
Lakes Regions communities.
To The 2013 Barnstead New Year’s Eve
& Cookies Concert
a really fun event – the Milk & Cookies New Year’s Eve Concert with some
fabulous local musicians at the Barnstead Town Hall will be from
7:00-9:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening, December 31. Chris Bonoli and the
Blues Monsters and the PMHS Mountaineers invite you all to join us
ringing in the New Year with a 2 hour and 15 minute “Milk & Cookies
Concert” along with a “group sing” of the song “America Pie” to end the
evening complete with words handed out to everyone! And if
concert-goers’ are interested there will be a social time after the
concert of about 45 minutes to 1 hour OR maybe even a coffee house to
continue the evening. (Call Chris if you want to perform after at the
attendees last year said they were thrilled to celebrate New Year’s Eve
so close to home, with some great talent, and arrive home well before
to her blues/rock band, the host, Chris Bonoli, is pleased to present a
performance by some (or all 10 members) of the Prospect Mountain High
School (PMHS) Mountaineers, a contemporary folk/rock music group of
teachers and students who recently performed at the pre-Thanksgiving
PMHS Alumni Coffeehouse and the National Honor Society Induction
Ceremony. Some members include Mr. Carloni, Mr. Gilpatrick, Mr.
MacStravic, Mr. Reeves and Mr. Bingham.
say Milk & Cookies, along with ice cream, coffee, tea and other assorted
desserts will be available and served by Congregational Church of North
Barnstead with proceeds to benefit the Campers Fund to send children to
Bonoli at 603-340-1468 or 603-776-3616 to arrange for tickets to be
delivered to your home. Tickets will be $8 per person.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Foss Memorial Library will soon be offering a new online catalog.
Beginning in mid- January of 2014 patrons will be able to log on to
their library account from home to renew books, check due dates, sign up
for email reminders, place holds and more. Patrons can even receive
text messages reminding them that their items are coming due. The
library staff is very excited about offering these new online catalog
We are now
accepting game donations for current gaming systems (Xbox, PS, etc.) for
circulation to our patrons. If you would like more information or would
be interested in donating to this new collection, please visit the
library or contact us at 269-3900.
will be closed: Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th;
Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1, 2014
will not be held on the following upcoming Wednesdays due to holiday
schedules & events: December 25, 2013, January 1, 2014 and January 15,
Teen Library Club Meeting will be on Thursday, January 9th 2014 due to
the school holiday vacation.
Strategies for 2014 with Dr. Killpatrick. Join Dr. Adam Killpatrick
January 6th at 6:30pm for a 45-minute presentation on weight loss
strategies based on rigorous clinical research. Dr. Killpartrick cuts
through the myths about weight loss to help you reach your health goals.
and library trustees wish you a happy and safe holiday season.