On Saturday, August 17, Barnstead Parks and Recreation
proudly announces the return of High Range to the concert stage. An
energetic roots/folk/bluegrass group with a long list of rave reviews
from national publications, they highlight original music with a mix of
cover songs on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and drums.
One reviewer is quoted as saying, “High Range has forged a tight,
compelling ensemble sound that is highly musical and thoroughly
lawn chair or blanket, grab your friends and come check out their unique
sound for yourself. As always, smoking and alcohol are prohibited on
the Parade Grounds. The Barnstead Summer Concert Series is a free event,
and the show starts at 6:00 p.m. See you there!
Anniversaries are: August 14, Dr. Leon and Laverne Bly.
Historical Society will be meeting at the Barnstead Town Hall on
Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 6 pm for a pot luck supper. This will be
followed by a short business meeting at 7 pm and a work session to
finalize our plans for our booth for the Gathering on the Green.
We hope you
will come and join us to keep the history of Barnstead alive. If you
have any questions, please call Jeannie at 269-5441. We look forward to
seeing you on the 22nd or the 24th on the Green.
author Naomi R. Avery will be at the Barnstead Country Store on
Saturday, August 17th from 10 am to 2 pm for the signing of her new
book, “Jeremiah and His Donkey."
Annual Barnstead Open Farm Day 2013 was a success. Lots of folks came
out to visit our farms and talk with our farmers.
Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network, and our farmers, want to thank
the local businesses who were very supportive of our event; Blueberry
Station, Clark’s Grain Store, Dominick’s Restaurant and The White
Buffalo Trading Post. These folks put out our booklets and give up space
on their own business signs to promote this event. We are so grateful
for their generosity and support.
want to thank the Suncook Valley Arts and Artisans Tour for their
support. These talented folks worked hard to make this year’s event a
success. Thank you for all that you did.
already working on next year’s Open Farm Day, and look forward to
offering the public an opportunity to see our farms in operation.
preparation for the September Book Sale, donations will be accepted now
through September 21st, and can be dropped off during library hours.
Accepted donations include gently used hard and soft covered books,
DVDs, CDs, audio books and VHS tapes. Items not accepted are textbooks,
magazines, encyclopedias, condensed books, records, travel and computer
books pre-2007, or materials that are damaged, moldy, etc. If you are
planning on donating over 30 books, please call ahead so we can prepare
for your arrival.
in volunteering at the book sale? Give us a call or stop by; we are
always looking for community member involvement. There is always
something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Hours: Mon.
2pm-8pm, Tues. and Weds. 10am-5pm, Thurs. 5pm-8pm, Fri. 2pm-5pm and Sat.
appreciate and thank you for your continued support!
Street Church Dedication
Dedication Service of the Advent Christian Church d/b/a Maple Street
Church, located at 96 Maple Street, Barnstead, NH will be held on
Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm. The service will be conducted by the
church Pastor, Reverend Charles Willson and the guest speaker will be
the Reverend Timothy Willson from Palmer, Nebraska. Music will be
furnished by the Maple Street Church Musicians, with a special solo by
Christian Church formerly located in Alton Bay, purchased the former
Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, located at 96 Maple Street and Route 28,
in Center Barnstead on October 15, 2012, and moved into the facility
conducting its first service on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 11 am and
holding services thereafter each Sunday. This has been an exciting and
rewarding move for this little church to be located in the community of
Barnstead, NH. Reverend Charles Willson and his wife Carol have been
serving this Church since 2005. Mrs. Carol Willson is currently the
Charles Willson and his wife Carol, along with the members of the Church
cordially invite all residents of the community and the surrounding
areas to attend the special Dedication Service on August 18, 2013 at
4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Will Be Guest Speaker At CBCC
August 18th Rick Warken will be our guest speaker. Rick has been a
missionary with Word of Life since June, 1975. He spent one year in
Mexico in language school, and then he and his wife, Linda, took on the
task pioneering the WOL ministry in Spain from 1977-1988.
Rick directs Spanish Ministries for Word of Life here in the States.
Spanish Ministries’ purpose is to evangelize and disciple through
Spanish speaking local churches. Ministering with groups of young
people, predominately students from the Word of Life Bible Institute,
Spanish Ministries looks to team with churches’ youth groups and
minister in the Sunday schools and services of the church.
weekend Rick will also be speaking at a Prison Fellowship weekend
seminar in the Concord State Prison. Come join us this Sunday and hear
what Rick has to share from God’s Word. Sunday School begins at 9:00 am
and Morning Worship follows at 10:00 am.
Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town
For more information, please call the church at 269-8831.
“Drive Out Homelessness”
Outreach, a Loudon-based nonprofit charitable organization serving
central New Hampshire, will hold its first “Drive Out Homelessness” golf
scramble event starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, at the
Loudon Country Club on Route 106 in Loudon. Proceeds go to Rise Again
Outreach’s efforts to assist homeless and low-income families in
Concord, Manchester, Laconia and surrounding towns. Rise Again Outreach
is seeking sponsors and participants for this important fundraiser.
registration is $75 per individual or $300 per foursome and includes
18-holes in scramble format, golf cart, registration goodies bag, full
chicken barbecue and a ticket for door prizes.
Sponsorships start at just $150 for Tee or Green Sponsors for the event.
Other sponsorship opportunities include: Closest to the Line Sponsor
($500 – includes two fairway signs, program recognition, prize
presentation and company materials in registration bags); Closest to the
Pin Sponsor ($500 – includes signs at tee and green, program
recognition, prize presentation and company materials in registration
bags); Level 2 Corporate Sponsor ($700 – includes media, program,
signage at BBQ, banner placements, company materials in registration
bags and two golfer fees); or Level 1 Corporate Sponsor ($1000 –
includes Level 2 items plus logo on all marketing materials and a golf
information and to sign up as a sponsor or participant, please contact
Bob Pease at 603-731-9423 or
[email protected]. Come out for an awesome afternoon in
support of a great local cause!
On the Green
forward to seeing our friends on the green on Saturday, August 24th,
from 9 am - 2 pm at the Barnstead Parade Grounds. Come and see Lil’ Miss
Witte, a 3 horse power, 1911-1912 “headless” motor, and the history it
holds. Lil’ Miss Witte’s new hope and job is to raise awareness and
funds for cancer victims.
will be Native American Crafts, quilts, Alpaca products, jewelry,
quilted purses, table runners, 31 Bags, embroidery, doll’s cards,
crafts, Naomi Avery with her new book and yard sale items.
also be a horseshoe tournament. The American Legion will be there
selling flags. The Historical Society will have a display of old
pictures, Jewett’s History of Barnstead available for sale and a raffle.
and support these talented people, bring a chair and enjoy visiting with
Gathering is sponsored by the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church
Missions. If you have any questions, please call Jeannie at 269-5441 or
Sylvia at 267-7353 for information.
8 year old
Greta Wiborg, took these photos one morning on Upper Suncook Lake and
thought you would enjoy them. She has a love for photography and loons!
Often times, the loons come calling and she responds with an impressive
loon call of her own. (which she has been perfecting since the age of