Annual Open Farm Day Tour In Barnstead
Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network is sponsoring the Second Annual
Barnstead Open Farm Day being held on July 27th, 2013. This is a
self-guided tour of 8 local farms. The tour will run from 10 am to 4 pm.
we are joining with the Suncook Valley Arts and Artisans Tour. This
great group of local artisans will display their finest wares for your
is a family-friendly, free event and anyone in the New England Region is
encouraged to attend. Maps will be available at The Barnstead Community
Market, located at 13A Parade Rd, or at Sticks and Stones Farm, located
at 107 White Oak Rd, both in Barnstead, New Hampshire
find more information at the Barnstead Community Market website
Find the Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network on Facebook at
and find the Artists website at
for the event are Robin Donovan (603) 269-5591 or Don Walker (603)
Gentile, son of Jean and Angelo Gentile, graduated in May from the
University of Utah ROTC program with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He
was then commissioned Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine
Corps. He will report to the USMC Basic School in Quantico, VA in May
2014. Christopher is a 2009 graduate of Prospect Mountain High School.
Police Department Report Accident
On July 9,
2013 at 8:28 am the Barnstead Police and Barnstead Fire Rescue were
dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a single vehicle on
Beauty Hill Road in the Town of Barnstead. It was further reported that
the vehicle had rolled over and was submerged in a pond. During the
emergency response it was reported that the sole female occupant
(driver) of the vehicle had freed herself from the vehicle and was seen
walking around at the scene. No serious injuries were reported.
Elizabeth Smith, 20 years of age of Barnstead, NH, indicated a deer had
crossed the road in front of the vehicle she was driving (2004 Honda
Accord 4 door) and she swerved to avoid striking the animal thereby
losing control of the vehicle. Evidence at the scene showed that the
vehicle initially was traveling westbound on Beauty Hill Road, left the
south side of the paved portion of the roadway, swerved and left the
north side of the paved portion of the roadway, swerved again at which
time it struck a rock wall head on. Upon striking the rock wall, the
vehicle became airborne and subsequently came to rest upside-down in the
pond being completely submerged except for the bottom half of the
was recovered by Loudon Garage. New Hampshire Department of
Environmental Services was dispatched to assess the scene. No charges
are pending at this time; no suspicion of alcohol or drugs being
Valley Art And Farm Show
By Steve Winchester
Now in its
second year, the Suncook Valley Art and Artisan Tour will be held on
Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This year we are teaming
up with the Barnstead Open Farm Day, also in its second year, to
highlight some of the artistic and agricultural richness the area has to
offer. Included in the tour will be works of art by three Winchester
siblings: Liz Winchester-Larson, Harriet Winchester, and Stephen
Winchester. Here is a little bit about our work and artistic journeys.
us to be proficient at math. Sometimes at dinner, he would give me and
my two sisters word problems or percent equations to solve. All three
pairs of our eyes would glaze over. Math as an abstract subject, much
to Dad’s disappointment, was just not in our genes. We owe a lot of our
talent to the other genes passed along to us. Dad was a multi-talented,
interested-in-everything, gentle soul, and Mom taught us quiet thought
and perseverance, among many other artistic traits.
We were always drawing, painting, or tinkering.
Harriet once entered one of those contests in a
magazine in which they invite children to
re-draw a picture. I remember she was so mad at
getting a notice disqualifying her from the
contest, stating that the contestants weren’t
eligible if they traced the drawing. She hadn’t!
I sometimes wonder if that was an unlikely start
to her pursuit of perfection. For many years,
Harriet worked in pastel, able to make a glass
vase appear so real that you would think you
could reach in and pick it up, or a sky so
transparent, you could almost feel the
temperature of the air. Harriet
has now returned to oils after decades of breathing in pastel dust.
Tree portraits are her current focus, and the perfection and
“aliveness” of her rendering of these venerable giants of the New
Hampshire landscape is no less than amazing.
Liz is the
oldest of the three siblings. She went away to college in the late ‘60s
while I was still in grade school. I remember Dad driving down to
Brooklyn in the black 1966 Ford Fairlane to pick her up from Pratt
Institute for the summer. She would bring home big paintings and
three-dimensional architectural models (Liz majored in interior design).
I would listen to stories about art school: big, bold brush strokes,
nude models, etchings, linoleum cuts, brayers, inks! Liz has designed
and cut countless linoleum block prints and painted gorgeous oils and
watercolors. Her current work is in colored pencil. Many painstaking
layers of colored pencil are applied to the paper, resulting in
beautiful still lives inviting the viewer to enter into the composition
and pick up and taste the pear.
from an idyllic childhood in the country surrounded by cows and apples,
serenaded by whip-poor-wills, to furniture maker, was one of
self-exploration and discovery. Like many woodworkers, I started out in
the house-building trades. I still have my first woodworking project
from age 10 or so; a cane I made from a tree root I picked up in the
woods. Natural forms have always interested me. Adirondack-style
furniture, cabinetry, and accessories are my main focus. Recently I
have been incorporating paintings on birch bark into some of my work,
adding moss, twigs, sand, and pebbles to create base relief. I used
stained glass to depict a pond in one recent commission.
Stop by my
studio during the tour on July 27 (you’ll recognize it by its artfully
twisted chimney), and view our paintings. Be sure to check out the
other artists and artisans on the tour, and visit some local farms along
information, contact Steve Winchester at 603-269-2720, email
or visit www.SuncookValleyArtisans.org or
On The Green
Gathering On The Green will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9 am
to 2 pm on the Barnstead Parade Church Grounds.
We will be
renting a 20 x 15 space for crafters, yard salers, veggies sales, etc.
If you are interested, please call Jeanne at 269-5441. Please leave a
message and I will return your call.
Gathering is sponsored by the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church
Missions Committee. Any and all proceeds go to local missions in the
town. We had a wonderful time last year and hope to see you this year on
bear out this melancholy assessment: Spain has 47 million people, and
while most were baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, less than 10
percent of the population attend church. The evangelical church is even
smaller -- less than 1 percent of the population, by most estimates.
dictator Francisco Franco (who ruled from 1939 until 1975), Roman
Catholicism was the state church, and evangelicals experienced
discrimination and persecution. The 1978 Spanish constitution guaranteed
freedom of religion, but for those living then, the damage to religion
was done. Catholicism had become associated with Franco’s brutality, and
evangelicalism was either nonexistent or seen as a foreign import by the
famously insular Spanish.
are growing signs of life; Church missions to Spain are spreading the
Gospel and the number of evangelicals in Spain has nearly doubled (due
to immigration from Latin America). The Philbricks will be visiting at
the Center Barnstead Christian Church on Sunday, July 21st. They will
be speaking during our 10:00 AM Morning Worship time.
arrival in 1997 they helped for a few years in a church work underway in
Barcelona city, while working teaching ESL and doing outreach in their
own city just outside of Barcelona. In 2004 they opened the Advance
Center, owned by “Connecta--Associació Cristiana”, the non-profit
Spanish Christian association they work with, a small store front which
offers English classes and houses Ebenezer Editions (small Christian
publisher for outreach). The office and small classroom space is also
used for their association work, counseling, parenting classes, Bible
studies, disciplining, etc. They also lead a young small church, and a
youth group of mostly university age youth (plus some high schoolers)
and young adults, meeting mostly in their home for lack of a a meeting
place. Come meet the Philbrick Family this Sunday and hear more of how
God is working in Spain. The Center Barnstead Christian Church is
located on Route 126, next to the Town Hall. For more information
please call the church at 269-8831.
Barnstead Christian Church cordially invites ladies of all ages to join
us for tea. The tea will be held on Sunday afternoon, August fourth, at
four o’clock. Light hors d’oeurve will be served. There is no cost to
attend. Please RSVP to 269-8831 by July 28th if you plan to join us.
The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to
the Town Hall.