Suncook Valley Business Directory
Suncook Valley » Home
» Business Directory
» NH Classifieds
» NH Obituaries
» Suncook Valley Sun Archives
» Advertise
» Contact

  Suncook Serves the Towns of:

Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Northwood, and Pittsfield NH

Submit NH Classifieds, Events, Notices, and Obituaries to [email protected].











Business Directory






Suncook Valley Sun Historical Archive


(note: we are NOT affiliated with the Suncook Valley Sun Newspaper.






Barnstead NH News

December 4, 2013

The Suncook Valley Sun News Archive is Maintained by Modern Concepts. We are NOT affliated in any way with the Suncook Valley Sun Newspaper.


Those Celebrating Birthdays are: December 8, Laverne Bly.


A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!



“Fancy Nancy Tea Party”


Everyone was looking fabulous and had a marvelous time at our Fancy Nancy Tea Party on November 16th at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Special teas and treats were served and the children enjoyed hearing a Fancy Nancy story, playing Fancy Bingo, and making Fancy Nancy Paper Dolls. A tea set and wooded bookends were raffled off as door prizes but everybody went home happy with extra ‘bling’ and special game surprises. We hope to see you all at the next tea party!



Wednesday, December 11, 2013 is Patron Appreciation Day at Oscar Foss Memorial Library. We welcome everyone to come by anytime between the hours of 10:00am- 4:30pm for some relaxation and refreshments as we thank you for your patronage throughout this past year. 


If you are interested in receiving electronic updates about upcoming events at Oscar Foss Memorial Library we are now collecting emails. The staff at OFML have been working on an online newsletter and our very own website. There is always something exciting going on at the OFML, come on down and check us out! Library hours: Mon; 2-8pm, Tue & Wed; 10-5pm, Th; 5-8pm, Fri; 2-5pm & Sat; 9-12pm. 



Arditi Benefit Breakfast Reminder


Don’t forget that the benefit breakfast for Toni Arditi will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station.  The event is an all-you-can-eat buffet, featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and home-made baked beans.  The buffet will be delicious, and the cause is a fantastic one!  The cost for the buffet is your generous donation.


In early September, Toni Arditi was the victim of a tragic motor-vehicle incident that left her with life-altering injuries.  Proceeds from the benefit breakfast will be donated to Toni and her family to help support the enormous medical bills she is currently incurring.  


Please come join your community neighbors and friends to enjoy a delicious breakfast and help support this worthy cause.  


For more information, call 435-6692 or 387-7539.  Monetary donations can also be sent to:  Toni Arditi Fund, c/o Center Barnstead Christian Church, P.O. Box 190, Center Barnstead, NH 03225.



The Oscar Foss Memorial Library And Barnstead Elementary School Welcomes Author Jonathan Hall And Toto

Barnstead Oscar Foss cat.jpg

On Thursday, November 21st author Jonathan Hall and his furry companion Toto the Tornado Kitten visited students in grades K-3. Hall, a paramedic in Brimfield MA first met Toto after the devastating Tornado tore through Brimfield, MA in June of 2011. Toto was found up in a tree frightened and hungry.  Hall gave the tiny kitten to the Animal Rescue League of Boston where they fostered the kitten for six weeks. Hall then went back and adopted his new furry friend. In an effort to raise money for the Animal Rescue League of Boston Hall decided to write a book, Toto the Tornado Kitten and donate 100% of the proceeds to this worthwhile organization. Since writing the book and a sequel Oh Toto! Where did you go? Hall has raised well over $35,000. On his days off Hall and Toto travel to libraries and schools to share this heartwarming story.  The Oscar Foss Memorial Library and the Barnstead Elementary School Library have copies of these books.  For more information visit



Two Long Years

Barnstead Michaud.jpg

On December 10th at 4:15 it will be two long years. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you, and miss you so much. It’s still sad to see the school bus stop at the end of the driveway and you’re not getting off and coming home.


We still have your clothes hanging up, as if it were yesterday, but days turn to weeks, then months, and now it’s been two years.


Winter nights are so, so long. When it gets dark at 4:30, that’s when we would play board games, card games, and Daddy was teaching you to play chess.


Another Christmas around the corner. We don’t have Christmas anymore because Christmas is for children. Daddy still has the presents that he got for you, but you had gone to heaven. We did get the present you got for us at school. We waited till Christmas to open them. We won’t get anymore from you, but we’ll remember the presents you gave us forever.


We love and miss you so much. I know you’re in God’s hands, but we still want you in our arms.


Love Daddy - Martin Michaud and Grammy - Pearl Michaud



BARC’G To Meet December 10


The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) announces that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead. 


This month’s meeting will feature BARC’G’s annual Christmas Party.  Bring the “spirit of the holidays” with you and plan to enjoy good conversation with your friends and neighbors.  Remember, BARC’G meetings are open to ALL Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.  So, if you’ve never attended a BARC’G (formerly BARC) meeting, or it’s been a while since you have, this is a great opportunity to meet new people or to renew old acquaintances while at the same time talking about the Republican Party’s re-focus on grass roots politicking, candidates, and plans for the future.  Also, a “surprise” guest has been invited to attend the meeting, and he’s sure to liven things up!


Per their usual meeting format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30pm. 


And, at this time of year, it’s so important to remember those who are less fortunate.  So, the Committee asks that each attendee bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.  


For more information, please send an email to [email protected] or [email protected].



US Senate Candidate Karen Testerman To Address

Belknap County Republican Committee


The Belknap County Republican Committee announces that their next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday December 11 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd in Belmont.


In its continuing effort to help connect Republican candidates with the residents of Belknap County, the Committee is pleased to announce that Karen Testerman, US Senate candidate, will be the guest speaker. Karen will explain why she has decided to run for Jeanne Shaheen’s Senate seat, and, at the same time, she will share her position on various issues affecting New Hampshire and the United States. If you’re interested in hearing and meeting Karen, or if you’re considering running for office yourself, you should mark your calendar and plan to attend the next meeting.


For more information, please send an email to [email protected]  








SiteMap | Home | Advertise | NH Classifieds | About


Copyright © 2007-2019 Modern Concepts Website Design NH. All Rights Reserved.


NH Campgrounds | NH Events

We are NOT affliated in any way with the Suncook Valley Sun Newspaper