Attention Barnstead Parents
BYBSA Baseball and Softball signups will be held on the
March 16, 2013 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Barnstead Elementary School
March 23, 2013 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Barnstead Elementary School
questions about signups feel free to email
[email protected]. Please bring back
any uniforms you have from prior years. Thank you!
Parks And Rec
Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am Barnstead children up through
Grade 4 to are invited to a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt hosted by
Barnstead Parks and Rec. The event will be held at the Big River
Recreation Area (behind the Police Department and across from the Oscar
Foss Library). Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, play games
and hunt for eggs on this special day. Don’t forget to bring along your
favorite basket for egg gathering. This is a free event. For more
information, please contact the Barnstead Parks and Recreation
St. Patrick’s At Higher
Ground Ministries in Barnstead Church Service at
Beef and Cabbage
Dinner and Music at 11:45 am. Live Irish Music by the Sounds of the
942-7018 and leave a message as to how many are in your party so we can
plan on the amount of food.
remember when the trains ran to Barnstead Parade and Center Barnstead?
Did you go to school in the Center Barnstead’s two room school or the
Parade school? Were you a member of the Volunteer Fire Dept.? Do you
remember the mills in Barnstead or know their history? Do you remember
the time before Route 28? Do you remember the little post office in the
Center where Ethel Pinkham was Postmistress, when the ‘new’ post office
was built? Do you remember when the Barnstead Elementary School was
built, when Prospect Mountain High School was built? Do you remember
roller skating in Town Hall? Do you remember the dances in Town Hall? Do
you remember the firemen’s dances at Barnstead Elemementary School and
the street dances and auctions? How about the Firemen’s Fourth of July
Celebration and Old Home Day on the parade?
Do you have
ancestors who lived in Barnstead? Have you read the genealogical
records of Barnstead families including Twink Merrill’s Barnstead
Families? Have you researched your family history? Do you know about the
famous people from Barnstead including Harriet Dame, Harrison Thyng
(yes, he had a Barnstead connection), Oscar Foss and others? Do you know
the names of our war heroes from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War
and the World Wars? Are you interested in our agricultural history? Did
you know that Barnstead had many small ‘shops’ including shoe shops,
blacksmith shops and cooper shops? Did you know that Barnstead was a
thriving commercial center when the Mills were running? There were saw
mills, a fulling mill, tanning mills and, most recently a weaving mill?
Sound interesting? Want to learn more?
History is worth preserving. Please Vote Yes on Articles 4 and 5 on
March 16th at Town Meeting.
16th, the Barnstead Bears, coached by Jon Uhouse, won the Suncook Valley
Boys 7th/8th Grade Basketball Tournament. They won over Pittsfield
Middle High School.
Barnstead Christians Church will be hosting a Movie Night on Sunday,
March 17th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a picnic
dinner of hot dogs and chips. Then we will be showing the movie, “The
Velveteen Rabbit,” on the big screen. This film is a combintion of
live-action drama and animated adventure sure to be a hare-raising tale
the whole family will enjoy! You may also bring your pillow or favorite
stuffed animal with you, as you watch the show. Please plan to join us
for this (free!) family fun night!
Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town
Hall. For more information please contact the church at 269-8831.
remains tight for all of us, but the citizens of Barnstead have a great
opportunity now to improve our Town for our children and grandchildren.
I urge all
voters at the March 16th Town meeting to support Articles 4 to purchase
the Pinkham property. The Town and the Barnstead Historical Society has
been raising money for over 8 years to purchase a building to preserve
and display Barnstead’s history. Article 5 is to appropriate the $
40,000 in the ‘Historical Society capital reserve’ for building
family has reduced the cost to the Town by $10,000 for this purchase.
The Pinkham property at 96 South Barnstead Road, with 203 foot road
frontage, includes an 1859 cape, attached shed and large barn with a
garage attached on 1.17 acres in the center of Town. This property abuts
the Center bandstand and Center fire station and it connects directly to
the 13 acres of back land previously purchased by the Town.
Barnstead Historical Society Museum building would provide meeting
rooms, display and storage areas for the Town’s history. Our children
and grandchildren will be able to enjoy the interesting history of
Barnstead and its people. A Town study by citizens, held 7 years ago,
emphasized the need for a Town center. This property would make the
center more functional and attractive.
one-time cost to obtain the Pinkham Property would be 40 cents per
thousand on the tax rate or $40 per $100,000 of evaluation. A $200,000
evaluation would add $80 to only this year’s taxes or $6.67 per month
for 12 months. Please consider the future of Barnstead and Vote Yes for
Articles 4 and 5 on this Saturday, March 16 Town meeting.
for your consideration.
Construction Party At Barnstead Library!
Foss Memorial Library is hosting our second “Lego Construction Party” on
Saturday, March 30th at 10 am. We invite Barnstead children of all ages
to come participate in the building fun! Various types of blocks/sizes
will be provided for the children to use (Legos, Duplo’s, and Mega
Blocks) so that we can display all of the children’s wonderful creations
in an art exhibit at the library. Some light snacks and drinks will be
provided by the library for this event. The children may also enjoy some
other surprises as well! Our space is limited, so please call us at
269-3900 or stop by the library to sign up. We hope to see many of our
Russell D. Brown
Russell D. Brown, 50, of Barnstead passed peacefully
surrounded by love on Thursday, February 28th 2013 following a short
illness. He worked all his life as a sawyer.
predeceased by both parents Ralph A. Brown and Vera (Wheet) Brown and an
older brother Raymond Brown. He survived by his two daughters, Stephanie
Tyler and Marla May Brown; two remaining brothers, Ralph C. and Randy
Brown; a sister-in-law, Pamela Rock Brown; nephew Jesse Brown and niece
Sahara Brown; two stepsons, Cowin and Ryan Hillsgrove. He also left
behind many other family members and friends.
We ask you
all to remember all the good times and celebrate the life of Russell
Brown, a simple but kind man. No services will be held.