Congregational Church of North Barnstead (CCNB) and the North Barnstead
Women’s Fellowship invite you to attend a Taize Worship Service on
Sunday, May 5th, at 5 p.m.
peaceful service offers a time of worship for those looking for a quiet
meditative time as well as those not available on Sunday mornings. CCNB
is located at 504 North Barnstead Road, just above Peacham Road. Come
join us. All are welcome!
Development Activity In The Lakes Region
Region Planning Commission (LRPC) recently completed the 15th annual
report of Development Activity in the Lakes Region. The 2013 report is
a compilation of commercial, industrial, and residential permitting
activity and residential subdivision activity for the Lakes Region,
based on 2011 data. The NH Office of Energy and Planning (NH OEP) and
the LRPC conduct complementary annual surveys, the results of which are
included in this report.
to 2011, the updated report shows a few modest regional declines in
residential, commercial, and industrial permitting compared to 2010’s
slight recovery. The number of residential permits issued in the Lakes
Region decreased from 216 in 2010 to 196 in 2011; a decrease of 9.3
percent. The Lakes Region portion of Carroll and Grafton Counties were
the only areas in the Lakes Region to experience an increase in the
number of residential permits issued; there were nine more housing
permits issued in 2011 than 2010 in these areas. Of the 30 Lakes Region
communities, Laconia (46), Moultonborough (29), Alton (15), Ossipee
(10), Barnstead and Effingham (9) represented the top five in the number
of residential permits allowed in 2011.
subdivision activity, the survey showed that about 1,130 acres were
subdivided in 2011, with Alton (277 ac.), Barnstead (241 ac.),
Moultonborough (102 ac.), and Franklin (87 ac.) experiencing the most
activity. The number of subdivided acres in 2011 is still below the
ten-year historic average of approximately 3,400 acres. In addition, 70
new commercial buildings were permitted in the region in 2011, totaling
more than 112,622 square feet. Moultonborough issued the greatest
number with 29 approvals; Gilford issued the second most with 13. The
only municipality to report industrial development was Franklin with one
permit issued. The amount of industrial space permitted was 27,000
Development Activity in the Lakes Region report contains other useful
information, including supporting real estate sales data from the New
Hampshire Association of Realtors and Northern New England Real Estate
Network. These data show the changes in unit sales, median sale price
over the past three years as well as demographic trends and
characteristics in New Hampshire. The report will be posted soon to the
LRPC website, www.lakesrpc.org.
Printed copies are also available from the Lakes Region Planning
Commission for a small fee. The Planning Commission would
like to acknowledge the indispensable support and appreciation from the
participating municipalities, whose contributions are essential for this
ongoing assessment. Funding for the report was provided in part from the
NH Office of Energy and Planning. For additional information, please
contact LRPC at 279-8171 or e-mail at
join us at the Center Barnstead Christian Church this Monday, May 6th at
7:00 PM for a fun night out! The theme for this month is “Aprons”.
Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite apron, and bring an apron
to swap. There will be games, food and lots of laughs! All are
invited. The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126,
next to the Town Hall. For more information, please contact the church
From Barnstead’s Oscar Foss Memorial Library
years of outstanding leadership, Susan Conrad, the beloved director of
Barnstead’s town library, is retiring on June 1st!
Foss Memorial Library has thrived under her leadership for almost 3
decades. Mrs. Conrad has guided children, their parents, their
grandparents, and countless others to find the knowledge they were
seeking or the books they loved and guided all of us through the many
changes that have transpired over the years in the ways we gather and
people, permanent residents, folks just passing through, students,
business people, public servants, stay at home moms, toddlers, seniors,
folks who are financially successful and folks with meager resources
have all been touched by Sue and by the library that she has so ably
directed for so long.
library staff and the trustees are saddened to see her go and know that
no one can truly replace her, we want to invite the town to celebrate
Susan Conrad at the library during the month of May.
no parties or public speeches or accolades, but we thought those who
love her and will miss her would want the opportunity to stop by the
library to thank her and to wish her well. We will have a “guest book”
available for you to sign – please share a word or two, a little story
or memory, or just sign your name to say thanks.
will follow about our new director, but meanwhile, please come out and
celebrate Susan Conrad and thank her for her many years of dedication to
the town of Barnstead. Reminder: library hours are Monday 2-8, Tuesday
and Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 5-8, Friday 2-5, and Saturday 9-12.
Do you have
a lot of ‘stuff’ to get rid of but don’t have a good location to sell it
from? We can provide a great location for you for a nominal per day per
location is available from Friday through Sunday every weekend. We are
located at 13A Parade Road which is at the intersection of routes 28 and
126. You would be responsible for your own set up, there is no
overnight storage for multiple days and all belongings and trash must be
taken out with you.
information and to register for your day contact Irene at 603 568-7318
or drop by the Barnstead Community Market at 13A Parade Road, Barnstead,
NH. Hours are Friday 1 – 7, Saturday 9 -4 and Sunday noon – 4.
Laliberte, NH GOP 2014 Candidate Recruitment Director, To Address
Belknap County Republican Committee Wednesday, May 8
meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be held on
Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd
Hill Rd, Belmont. This month’s Guest Speaker will be Mark Laliberte who
was recently appointed the 2014 Candidate Recruitment Director by NH
Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn. Mr. Laliberte will review
statistics about Belknap County’s voting patterns from previous
elections, and he’ll discuss the challenges facing the Party in the
upcoming 2014 elections. He’ll also be looking for feedback from
members of the Committee. In addition, the Committee will hear an
update about the upcoming annual Mount Washington Sunset Dinner Cruise
on Lake Winnipesaukee scheduled for Friday, May 31st.
Republicans and like-minded Independents are invited to attend Belknap
County Republican Committee meetings. Although the meeting begins at
6:30 pm, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or
wish to socialize before the meeting, please plan to arrive as early as
asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for
distribution to local food pantries in an effort to help those in the
community who are less fortunate during these difficult economic times.
information, please check
www.BelknapCountyRepublicans.org or send an email to