Mark L. Jannini, Jr. of Center Barnstead received the
Bradley R. Evers ‘94 Outstanding First-Year Student Award from St.
Lawrence University during its Moving-Up Day event on April 25, 2015.
The Bradley R. Evers ‘94 Outstanding First-Year Student Award is granted
to first-year students who best exemplify qualities of good citizenship
at the University.
is a member of the Class of 2018. He graduated from Prospect Mountain
Ecumenical Friendship Night, May 14, 2015
curious about the beliefs and practices of Quakers? Have you read about
their courageous stands on social justice, pacifism; their work on the
Underground Railroad a hundred years ago or the motivation for
Conscientious Objection during wartime? On May 14th at 6:30, The
Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational Church of North Barnstead
(CCNBWF) will host another of our Friendship Nights to promote
Interfaith understanding and respect. This year we are presenting a
program on Quakers.
a member of the Concord Friends Quaker Meeting, will introduce us to
Quaker Testimonies (what they believe and how they live out their
beliefs), their worship and other spiritual practices and the importance
of prayer and silence. Song, silent meditation, questions and answers
and refreshments will be part of the evening. Ms Heath has
been a Quaker for 35 years and has served in several leadership roles.
welcome to this inspiring and educational event! It will be held at the
Congregational Church of North Barnstead (CCNB), at 504 North Barnstead
Road (near the junction of Peacham and North Barnstead Roads) Center
Barnstead. Refreshments will be served.
supports the efforts of End 68 Hours of Hunger. At this community
event, we encourage attendees to bring along a donation of
non-perishable food items that will be incorporated into backpacks send
home with Alton children on weekends and over vacation periods.
Suggested items include: soup, pasta, fruit cups, peanut butter,
granola bars, tuna, crackers or cereal. We look forward to welcoming
David Tothill, of Barnstead and Barry Chapin, of Gilford, win Men’s B
Doubles Winter League at Gilford Hills Tennis and Fitness Club.
School Student To Attend 71st Session Of Granite Girls State
Marston, who attends Prospect Mountain High School, has been selected by
the Earl B. Clark American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #42, of Barnstead to
attend the 71st session of Granite Girls State.
meet approximately 100 other students from communities throughout New
Hampshire also selected to attend Granite Girls State, which is being
held at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester the week of June 28 – July 3,
is based on New Hampshire state government at town, city, county, and
state levels. It emphasizes the impact of government in today’s world.
Each girl has a chance to learn that government is just what she makes
it. She learns the duties, privileges, rights and responsibililities of
American citizenship. During the week, girls are afforded the
opportunity to run for various offices and by the end of the week, elect
one citizen to serve as Governor. Two citizens will be chosen to attend
Girls Nation in Washington, DC and represent New Hampshire as our
Senators. Nationally, the Girls State program is celebrating 77 years in
other costly summer enrichment programs, Granite Girls State offers an
affordable educational program. The only cost associated to the
potential candidate is a non-refundable $50.00 application fee. The
young ladies selected to participate in the program are granted full
scholarship from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit. This program is
recommended by the National Association of Secondary School Principals
Mrs. Glenn Winslow of Center Barnstead, NH are pleased to announce
the engagement of their daughter, Madelyn Swan to Mitchell Ryan, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Collomy of Hiram, ME. The couple became
engaged on April 18, 2015. Madelyn has been employed at Parable
Bible Bookstore in Concord, NH for the past year and a half, and
Mitchell is employed at Limington Lumber in Baldwin, ME. An August
wedding is planned, and the couple will reside in Parsonfield, Maine
following the wedding.
credit: Holly Rebecca Photography
Memorial Library News
Dancing in NH: Then and Now
On May 22nd
at 7pm there will be a presentation on “Contra Dancing in NH: Then and
Now” at the Barnstead Town Hall. Learn about New Hampshire dance history
from barn-calling expert, Dudley Laufman. Dudley is a National Heritage
Fellow and performs in the ‘Two Fiddles’ duo with his partner,
Jacqueline Laufman. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire
Humanities Council and is put on by the Barnstead Historical Society and
the Oscar Foss Memorial Library.
Workshop: Sewing for Beginners
On May 23rd
at 10:00am we will be having our second class in our Makerspace Workshop
series, Sewing for Beginners at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. In this
workshop, individuals will learn the basics of using a sewing machine to
create a book tote and fabric bookmark. Participants should bring one
yard of their favorite cotton fabric and a matching spool of cotton
thread. The library is also looking for 4 or 5 sewing machines to be on
loan for this event. Please contact us at 269-3901 if you have a machine
you would be willing to lend (or bring with you). Thank you! Class space
was limited to 10, and we are already full! But a waiting list has been
created and if there is enough interest we will run a second workshop.
Ages 8 and up are welcome! Please contact the library at 269-3900 to be
placed on our list for a future workshop.
the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more
information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library
Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday;
5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.
93 of Barnstead, died on May 3rd at his son’s home in Nottingham NH
surrounded by family.
He was born
in Stafford on November 2, 1921, the son of Reuben and Hattie (Scruton)
Avery. He attended school in Rochester, NH. He served in the U.S. Army
in the South Pacific during WWII.
He was a
well known musician and played tuba in the Rochester City Band, Epsom
Town Band, Yeaton’s Old Time Band, Sanbornton Band, Exeter Band and many
bands in the area for 60 years.
He lived in
Pittsfield with his wife Naomi for 35 years, and raised a son and
daughter and many foster children. They moved to Barnstead 35 years ago
to live in the restored Barnstead Parade Railroad Depot.
the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church, was deputy chief of police
in Pittsfield for 9 years, a member of the Corinthian Lodge #82 Masons
in Pittsfield, the Barnstead Historical Society, and American Legion
Post 42. For 30 years he assisted his wife with the Lighted Heart Club,
which provides recreation for blind individuals.
from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1981, where he was a foreman
survived by his wife Naomi, of 72 years, and son, Mitchell Avery, and
wife Lea Ann of Nottingham, daughter Sally Bartels and husband Phil of
Barrington, foster sister Caroline Hatley and husband Bill of Barnstead.
Other survivors include grandson Will Bartels and his wife Jennifer,
adopted grandson, Gary Doucette, and wife Robin, 3 granddaughters, Wendy
Neudorf and husband Abe, Denise Sapp and husband Dale, Traci Clark and
husband Brian Sorrentino, Melanie Williams and husband Joe, Jillian
McCarthy and husband Thomas, 22 great grandchildren, 3 great great
grandchildren, the youngest being Nolan named after his great great
service will be held at Riverside Cemetery Barnstead at 1:30 on May 15,
2015. Memorial donations may be made to the Lighted Heart Club, C/O Joan
Cirnigilaro, 51 Liberty Street, Manchester, NH 03104.