Gathering On The Greens will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 9 am
to 2 pm on the Barnstead Parade Church Grounds.
Jeannie at 269-5441 if you would like to rent a 20 x 15 space. All
proceeds go to local missions in the town.
Foss Memorial Library would like to invite Barnstead families to The
Hampstead Stage Company’s performance of “The Secret Garden” on
Saturday, July 27, 2013. This performance will be held at the Barnstead
Parade Fire Station at 11:00am. Please call us at 269-3900 or see us at
the library if you have any questions about this or any of our other
Summer Reading Program activities.
Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be celebrating its annual
Youth Sunday on July 28th. All parents and especially youth of all ages
are welcome to enjoy the day with us. Our guest speaker will be Ms.
Breanna Owen, a graduate of New Brunswick Bible Institute and recently
ministering with Life Bridge Ministries. Ms. Owen will be speaking to
the youth of our community during the worship service regarding her
plans with Life Bridge Ministries. We invite you to join us for our
9:00 AM service with refreshments to follow.
Annual Barnstead Open Farm Day
Barnstead Farmers & Gardeners Network are sponsoring the Second Annual
Barnstead Open Farm Day being held on July 27. This is a self-guided
tour of eight local farms. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
is a family-friendly, free event and anyone in the New England Region is
encouraged to attend.
be available at The Barnstead Community Market, located at 13A Parade
Rd., or at Sticks and Stones Farm, located at 107 White Oak Road, both
the farms taking part in our tour are:
and Stones Farm, known for their hydroponic method of raising
vegetables. They are also manufacturers of the U-Gro Home Hydroponic
System. www.sticksandstonesfarm.net and
State Alpaca Farm, which raises beautiful Alpacas for their fleece.
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Miniature Horse Farm, which raises miniature horses. This farm is famous
for “Einstein”, the smallest stallion born.
Memorial Library News
Congratulations to all those who participated in the Red Cross
Baby-sitting course on Saturday. All of the participants were excited to
learn new skills and each earned a Red Cross Baby-sitting certificate.
Barnstead is lucky to have a great population of well-trained
something to do during those long hot summer days? Check out one of our
museum passes! We can provide passes for free admission to Manchester’s
See Science Center, Concord’s McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, and
our newest pass, to the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro. Considering this
week’s temperatures, you’ll be happy to find hours of learning,
excitement, and entertainment in an air conditioned setting! Call the
library for details and to make reservations.
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Mon.
2pm-8pm, Tues.-Weds. 10am-5pm, Thurs. 5pm-8pm, Fri. 2pm-5pm and Sat.
County Commissioners Update
Commissioners would like to keep you updated regarding the planning
process to address the existing jail conditions and implement a
community corrections model.
presented a plan that reflects one scenario based on bed space
projections, facility square footage, and costs. This scenario was
carefully evaluated by a planning committee and determined to produce
the best outcomes for our county after reviewing with representatives
from all participant agencies involved in our criminal justice system.
listened and heard many concerns from the Delegation as well as others
in the community and are looking at a number of ways to reduce the cost
of the project. These include:
projection scenarios and attempt to reduce the number of beds required
based on alternate admission and length of stay assumptions. Also
consider a different projection threshold (vs. the 25 year projection
alternate options for the Community Corrections Center, new construction
or renovate an existing space.
opportunities to work with a neighboring county.
overall size of the facility.
Commissioners look forward to sharing these findings with the Delegation
as we move forward in addressing the needs of the incarcerated
population in a safe, secure, and rehabilitative environment that saves
costs in the long run by reducing recidivism.
Our Region’s Drinking Water Supply
Water pollution may not come to mind when you
decide to repaint your kitchen or stain your
deck; however, oil-based paints and stains,
along with many other products, can contaminate
the Lakes Region’s water supply if disposed of
improperly. Examples of other hazardous products
include: most household cleaners, fluorescent
bulbs, pool chemicals, and lawn and garden
products. Most household products that have
“Danger”, “Poison”, “Corrosive” or “Toxic”
printed on the label need to be disposed of at a
household hazardous waste collection event.
twenty-four Lakes Region communities have pooled their resources to
participate in the annual Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Collections program to ensure proper and safe disposal of unwanted
hazardous products. On Saturday July 27, 2013 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00
P.M. collections will be held in Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, and
Meredith. On Saturday August 3, 2013 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
collections will be held in Bristol, Center Ossipee, Laconia, and
Moultonborough. Residents and taxpayers of Alexandria, Andover, Belmont,
Bridgewater, Bristol, Center Harbor, Effingham, Franklin, Freedom,
Gilford, Gilmanton, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith,
Moultonborough, New Hampton, Northfield, Ossipee, Sanbornton, Sandwich,
Tamworth, and Tilton are eligible and encouraged to bring their
hazardous waste products to the participating facility that is most
convenient. Please note: to be assured of disposal, do not wait to come
at the last minute; in the rare case that a site fills up or exceeds its
budget, the gates may be closed before noon.
bringing hazardous material to the collection facility, please be
advised that the quantity of hazardous waste accepted from each
household is limited to 10 gallons or 50 pounds. Products should be kept
in their original container with the lid tightly secured. If there is a
leak in the container, place it in a larger container and add an
absorbent substance such as cat litter or paint hardener (available at
your local hardware store). To ensure safe transport, products should be
placed in a cardboard box in the trunk. Items that will NOT be accepted
include: latex paint, propane tanks, tires, and alkaline batteries.
Check with your local transfer station or waste hauler for proper
disposal of these items.
participants will be asked to complete a brief survey before proceeding
to the drop-off area; those wishing to complete the survey in advance
can download a copy at
http://www.lakesrpc.org/hhw/Survey_2013.pdf. Please remain in the
vehicle at all times, for safety’s sake.
to Laconia’s Public Works Garage for drop-off, check out their Swap
Table after dropping off your hazardous products. Here participants can
pick up an item for reuse that has been verified by a certified chemist.
This is a great way of using up hazardous products and diverting them
from the waste stream.
collection process was initiated by the Lakes Region Planning Commission
more than twenty-five years ago. In the past three years, more than
58,000 gallons of hazardous waste have been collected from more than
5,000 Lakes Region households.
For a more
comprehensive list of acceptable and non-acceptable items as well as
maps and directions to each of the collection sites, please visit:
http://www.lakesrpc.org/services_hhw.asp. If you have further
questions, call the Lakes Region Planning Commission office at 279-8171.