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Barnstead NH News

Aug 14, 2013

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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 entertaining.”


Bring your 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!



Celebrating Anniversaries are: August 14, Dr. Leon and Laverne Bly.


Best Wishes!



Barnstead 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.



Local 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."



Letter To The Editor


The 2nd Annual Barnstead Open Farm Day 2013 was a success. Lots of folks came out to visit our farms and talk with our farmers.


The 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.


We also 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.


We are already working on next year’s Open Farm Day, and look forward to offering the public an opportunity to see our farms in operation.


Don Walker




Oscar Foss Memorial Library


In 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.  


Interested 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. 9am-12pm


We appreciate and thank you for your continued support!



Maple Street Church Dedication 


The 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 Peter Gestewitz.


The Advent 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 music director.


Rev. 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.



Rick Warken Will Be Guest Speaker At CBCC


On Sunday, 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. 


Currently, 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. 


This 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. 


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.



“Drive Out Homelessness” 

Charitable Golf Scramble


Rise Again 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.


Golfer 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 foursome).


For more 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!



Gathering On the Green


We look 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.


Also there 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.


There will 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.


Please come and support these talented people, bring a chair and enjoy visiting with old friends.


The 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.



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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 3.)








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