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Barnstead NH News

June 24, 2015

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Congratulations to Emily Barrett of Center Barnstead, who was among 1,553 SUNY Oneonta students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.


Suncook Lake

Annual Meeting

June 27, 2015 • 8:30 AM

Barnstead Town Hall


Regular business agenda, By Laws vote and summer activities schedule. Please come and meet your neighbors and old time freinds.




Notice of Elections


The Barnstead Elementary School PTO will be holding elections in July in order to finalize board positions prior to the start of the next school year and allow for back-to-school planning over the summer.  The board consists of seven members, including a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and three members-at-large.  Any persons interested in holding office and having their name placed on the ballot should contact Lyla Adkins at [email protected].  A special meeting to conduct voting will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Library at BES.  Whether running or not, please consider coming to vote and show your support for the candidates.  Must be present to vote. Thank you.



Barnstead Parks And Recreation Reminder


On July 1, 2015, Barnstead Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for fall soccer for children entering kindergarten (or age 5) through grade 6.  Registration may be completed online at, or by printing out a registration form and waiver from the BPR website. Fees are $35.00 per player, with a cap of $70.00 per family.  


All players must be registered no later than August 1.


Volunteers are sought to serve as coaches and assistant coaches for all levels (K-6).  Please contact BPR on Facebook or at [email protected] if you are interested in coaching.


Keith Munslow At BES!



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Children in grades K-6 had a great time listening to and interacting with Keith Munslow during his hilarious performance at Barnstead Elementary School on June 3rd. His show was presented by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library to help kick-off their 2015 Summer Reading Program. Funding for this Kids, Books and the Arts event was provided by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and was supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Local Artist To Exhibit Works At Mill Space In Newmarket

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Green Eyes


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Shawn Smith in his studio.


Local artist, Shawn M. Smith, winner of the Helen Orre Memorial Award for excellence, from the prestigious Rockport Art Association, will be  having an exhibit at the Mill Space in Newmarket, NH. This will be a solo show with many new pieces from the artist.


Smith, mostly known for his portraits, will have some exciting new works for the show, including a slide show presentation of Make-A-Wish portraits currently in production.


The artist has teamed up with Russell Architectural Finishing and Break Water Construction of Gloucester, Massachusetts to offer portraits to the parents of Make-A-Wish children.


Donations from Barton Lumber, Goose Bay Lumber, and the Building Center of Gloucester, Massachusetts make it all possible. The exhibit runs through the week of July 18th, with a reception on that Saturday, open to the public, where you can meet the artist from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Mill Space is located at 55 Main Street Unit 1  in Newmarket, NH and can be located on the web at for info.



Barnstead Elementary School

Third Trimester Honor Roll List


The following students in Grades 4-8 at the Barnstead Elementary School have earned HIGH HONORS or HONORS for the Third Trimester.  Students who have received A’s in all of their subjects qualify for HIGH HONORS.  Those students who have earned A’s and B’s in all of their subjects qualify for HONORS.  In addition, students qualifying for HIGH HONORS and HONORS must have received grades in effort and conduct that are average or above.



HIGH HONORS: Luke Carter, Alexina Charity, Ashley Chmiel, Maddison Corey, Olivia Fanjoy, Brook Fournier, Melisande Gautreaux, Kirstin Howe, Owen Mahanes, Glidden Martin, Lia McDermott, Ella Misiaszek, Madelyn Penfield, Hailey Pitman, Bruce Rawnsley, Madilyn Ray, Kaylee Riel, Amber Shine, Jillian Simpson, Mallory Smith, Michaela Vernazzaro, Ian West


HONORS: Autumn Beaudet, Jayden Booker, Sam Caldwell, Connor Catauro, Samantha  Christiansen,Tyler Cote, Lauren Croft, Zoey Crossman, Thomas Duquette, Peyton Enis-Yearout, Cameron Gagnon, Tyanna Gagnon, Jeremy Hayes, Lainie Hobbs, Brendan Jacques, Madelyn Kelley, Brooke Pepe, Anthony Powers, Makayla Richard, Savannah Russo, Ainsley Sabean, Willow Sanborn, Zack Sullivan, Abigail Wittenberg



HIGH HONORS: Colby Beauregard, Hannah Capsalis, Kailee Cody, Emma Graffam, Spencer Grow, Kathryn Hamilton, Ethan Howe, Jeremy Lincoln, Steven Littlefield, Lyndsay  Lytle, Emily Sanschagrin, Don Terrio, Jaren Unzen, Ryan Warr, Liam White


HONORS: Rachael Adkins, Emalee Bunker, Megan Burnette, Savannah Cheney, Kyle Cookinham, Ean Corliss, Meado Detris, Rylee Duquette, Abigail Eaton, Juliana Grillo-Moore, Nathaniel Hannaford,  Cloe Hillsgrove, Trevor Lavigne, Conner Lebrun, Ally Long, Alexis Lyle, Rylee Marchildon, Jon-McKaie Normand, Tazanna Roberts, Sophie Sarno, Dennis Simpson, Gilbert (Deuce) Smith, Melody Sylvester, Cody Tiede



HIGH HONORS: Lucas Bilodeau, Payton Everett, David Fossett, Jenessa Harding, Xena Hill, Audrey Jacques, Kassidy Kelley, Madeline Kriete, Skylar Presby, Autumn Sheets, Emma Vignola, Becca Wenzel, Fiona Wilson


HONORS: Conner Benninghove, Joseph Boudreau, Owen Chase, Emma Doyle, Hannah Errington, Makayla Gagnon, Kaci Janczak, Taylor Kiley, Trevor Smith, Caleb Towle, Ryan Treadwell, Ashley Vatcher



HIGH HONORS: Ava Blair, Tessa Carter, Ariel Cormier, Sara Frenette, Reilly Gray, Ava Misiaszek, Samantha Simpson, Keegan Unzen, Gwen West


HONORS: Kylie Beauregard, Ryker Burke, Zach Chouinard, Amberlyn  Cookinham, Alyssa Craig, Aiden Gehly, Kayla Graffam, Aaron Haynes,  Thomas Howlett,  Elise Langlais, Georgie Martin, Cameron Michaud, Lily Michaud, Ryan Nolin, Rhiannon O’Gara, Noah Sanville, Megan Sarno, Lexie Tallent, Marcus Terrio, Joel White



HIGH HONORS: Hannah Robitaille, Mikayla Towle, Rebekah Wheeler


HONORS: Cooper Adjutant, Madelyn Chase, Tyler Chase, Emily Feinberg, Gabrielle Fossett, Haley Gagnon, Laura Hamel, Helen Johnson, Lanni McGrath, Diana St. Laurent, Tovah Stonner



Nighthawk Hollow Seniors

Submitted by Beverly A. Goodrich, Secretary


Members of the Nighthawk Hollow Seniors met at the Barnstead Town Hall on Wed., June 3.


Our newest member gracioiusly provided lunch and beverages for all to enjoy.


Following the business meeting, we all enjoyed playing LCR.


A delightful day was had by all.


There was much interest in the senior offerings for the month of June.


The July meeting on Wed., July 1 will be hosted by the President, Christine Sanborn, at her summer cottage on Suncook Lake. For more information, please call her at 875-2676.



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The Barnstead Parks and Recreation Summer Concert series continues with an appearance by the Blues Tonight band on Saturday, June 27.  This five-piece hard hitting blues band is not your typical act covering blues songs we are all familiar with.  Instead, Blues Tonight performs songs that not everyone has on their set list.  In addition, their show features many of their own original songs which they are fast becoming known for.  Come and enjoy for yourselves what a powerful sound Blues Tonight can create! The concert begins at 6:00 pm on the Parade Grounds in Barnstead Parade.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and a friend or three.  As always, smoking, alcohol and glass containers are prohibited on the Parade Grounds.



Maine Maritime Academy Announces Graduates and Dean’s List for Spring, 2015


Maine Maritime Academy recently announced their spring graduates and named 367 students to their Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.


Graduated from Maine Maritime Academy this spring include:


Sydney Robertson of Ctr. Barnstead, B.S. International Business & Logistics. Sydney also earned a place on the Dean’s List.




Andrew A Houle


Center Barnstead: Andrew A Houle, 65, of Shackford Corner Road, died June 18th at the Concord Hospital, following a sudden illness. He was born in Virginia, the son of Leonard and Irene Houle. He was raised in Haverhill, MA. and has lived in Barnstead for over 30 years. He was the owner-operator of Andy Houle Enterprises, appliance sales and service business. He was a member and former Deacon of the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield. He was a member of the Blazing Star Eureka Lodge  in Concord and a Master Mason. He had served Barnstead as a selectman. He was the widower of Paula (Burbank) Houle who died in 2001 and is survived by a brother Dennis V. Houle of Bartlett, NH and a nephew, Dennis A. Houle of Barnstead.


There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 27th at 10:00AM in the 1st Congregational Church, Pittsfield. The Rev. David Stasiak, Pastor, will officiate. Donations in his memory may be made to the Church. The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements. To sign an on line guest book, log on to 








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