Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be holding their Annual
Indoor-Outdoor Plant Sale at the Church in Barnstead on Saturday, June
1, 2013 from 9 to 11 am. Come and find your favorite flowers and shrubs
to add to your gardens. There will also be a display of garden ornaments
and other items for sale to enhance your gardens. This sale is for our
Strafford County Genealogical Society invites you to share with seasoned
researchers the Pros and Cons of doing your family research on-line.
Meeting will be held in the Trustees room at the Dover, NH Library on
Saturday, June 1st starting at 10:30 am. Meeting is free and open to the
public. Visit straffgen.org or call Hal Inglis at 603-664-9080 for more
Congratulations to Alexandria (Lexie) Phillips who graduated with a BA
in Creative Arts in Therapy, Summa Cum Laude from Russell Sage College.
Lexie was Class of 2013 Valedictorian and was also named a Kellas
Barnstead Girls 6/7/8 Softball team finished their undefeated season
(14-0) with a win over Allenstown in the Suncook Valley League
Championship 13-0. Brianna Burley pitched a complete game shutout with
10 strikeouts to finish off an amazing 3 year career. Ali Brown led the
offense with 3 homeruns and 5 RBI. Maddie Chase, Megan Chase and Bekah
Wheeler also drove in runs for Barnstead. The Championship team
included 8th Graders - Brianna Burley, Megan Chase, Mickenna Leitner and
Melissa Stowell; 7th Graders - Ali Brown, Anna Brassaw, Leah Dunne and
Tiffany White; 6th Graders - Bekah Wheeler, Helen Johnson, Maddie Chase
and Lanni McGrath.
Students Graduate From Keene State College
Saturday, May 11, Keene State College’s Commencement honored its
biggest-ever graduating class. A total of 1,219 degrees were awarded to
graduates included the following local students: Summer Gerry of
Northwood earned a BA, Alexandra Couch of Barnstead earned a BS.
Ends For The Summer And Thanks To Dawn
at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library has ended for the summer. Be sure to
watch the newspaper for information in the Fall regarding the start-up
at that time.
and Trustees would like to take this time to acknowledge and thank Dawn
McCartney for her 13 years of dedication to running the Story Hour. Many
years ago, Dawn approached me (Susan Conrad, soon to be retired Library
Director) and volunteered to organize and run the Story Hour. Dawn
started when her children were very young (two of them hadn’t been born
yet!) and continued week after week, year after year to provide an
educational and fun-filled hour for the preschoolers of Barnstead. Many
moms and caregivers had their lives enriched by this hour of bonding at
worked very hard to provide a great environment for the children of the
Town, starting in the basement of the old library and advancing all the
way through the building process and the new meeting room. Dawn will now
be turning over the reins to a new person in the fall. So again, all of
us at the OFML want to extend a heartfelt Thank You to you, Dawn
McCartney. Job well done!
papers for ongoing news about the Summer Reading Program activities and
we hope to see you all. Library hours are: Monday 2-8 pm, Tuesday and
Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 5-8 pm, Friday 2-5 pm and Saturday 9-noon.
join us at the Center Barnstead Christian Church this Monday, June 3rd
at 7:00 pm for a fun night out! The theme for this month is “Plant and
Seed Swap.” Bring any plants or seeds that you no longer want or would
like to share, and be prepared to bring some new ones home. 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
For more information, please contact the church at 269-8831.
grade Granite State Lady Spartans AAU Basketball team capped off their
season with an undefeated run at the Zero Gravity tournament at Keene
State College May 18th and 19th. Congrats to all the girls and coaches,
Marie and Luke Lafreniere, for all their hard work, passion and
dedication this season. Girls are from left to right: Coach Lafreniere,
Alise Friel, Kelly Wagner, Brittany Lapolla, Ryley Marston, Mackenzie
Burke, Katie Slock, Tiffany White, Elizabeth Jewett, Emilee Riel, Lauren
Roy, Coach Lafreniere (missing- Julia Valotto)
Dewhurst, a life long resident of East Bridgewater, died peacefully in
his vacation home in Barnstead, NH on May 17, 2013. He was 71 and was
born in Brockton, MA son of the late Beatrice (Repetti) and Ernest
raised and educated in East Bridgewater and graduated from East
Bridgewater High School. Mr. Dewhurst was the owner of Dewhurst Lumber
in East Bridgewater and retired in 1999, was a Navy Veteran, a talented
woodworker, avid trout fisherman, NASCAR fan and enjoyed splitting time
the past 20 years between his home in East Bridgewater and his home in
Marjorie E. (Jones) Dewhurst. Father of Gregory D. Dewhurst of East
Bridgewater and Jeffrey E. Dewhurst and his wife Laurie of East
Bridgewater. Brother of Donald A. Dewhurst and his wife Desa also of
East Bridgewater. Grandfather of Luke, Brett, Sydney, Grady and Austin.
David is also survived by his step mother, Constance Dewhurst of East
Bridgewater, lifelong friend David Cavanagh of East Bridgewater, the
Tiede’s of Barnstead, NH and many other friends in NH.
in memory of David may be made to the charity of your choice. For
guestbook and online directions please visit
Beck, August 5, 1915 - May 7, 2013, moved to Berlin NH from Nova Scotia
in 1929. He attended MIT and received his diploma in Mechanical
Engineering in Aviation. He got his pilot license in 1936, was hired by
North East Airlines in 1939, and flew mail and material across the North
Atlantic from Labrador to Scotland for the US Army Air Corp.
At the end
of the war, he got his commercial pilot license with North East
Airlines, flying from Bangor, Maine to Boston, where he flew over
Barnstead and fell in love with Upper Suncook Lake. He returned with his
float plane and bought lake front property from Dutch Graham in 1947. He
retired from Delta Airlines in 1974, sold his last float plane in 1995,
giving up his love of flying at the age of 80.
countless trips to Florida and across the country in his motor home he
shared with his beloved wife, Phyllis, before their last excursion in
predeceased by his wife, Phyllis in 2011 and is survived by his three
children: Bryan and Bill of Barnstead, Gail Ozuna of Texas, 8
grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren.
He will be missed.