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July 29, 2015

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Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, August 1st, 7:30-10:30 AM at the Bow Lake Grange Hall, 569 Province Road, Strafford, hosted by the Strafford Garden Club. The menu features pancakes topped with fresh cooked blueberries and/or NH maple syrup, sausage, fresh fruit salad, and beverages.  Tickets sold at the door: $6.00 for adults; $3.00 for children under three years old.  Fundraiser is for a college scholarship and for flowers to beautify the community.  Phone 664-2688.



A benefit Dance is being held on Friday, August 7th, from 7-11 p.m. at the Epsom Elks to help raise money for medical expenses for Baby Hayden. Hayden was born with Down Syndrome and a Congenital Heart Condition (full Atrioventricular Canal Defect) that will require her in the next month or so to have open heart surgery. Medical expenses add up quickly even for this hard working family. Please help out this local family in this difficult time. Mike and Caitlin Shultz would greatly appreciate it. There will be a DJ, raffles, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 each or $35 for a couple. Please contact Tammy Montambeault for more information or to purchase tickets [email protected] or 566-5771.



Alton Old Home Week 5K Road Race


Co-sponsored by Alton Parks & Recreation and Meredith Village Savings Bank. August 8 at the Alton Bay Bandstand, 9:00am start. Pre-register online or register race day 7:30-8:30am.


USATF Certified Course through Alton. Computerized timing. Scenic, slightly varying paved course, flat/downhill with one moderate incline. Prizes, raffles, music, water and great food.


Support your local race. Forms and map available online at or register online at



Alton Bay Craft Fair


The Old Home Week Craft Fair will be held in Alton Bay on August 8 & 9. New England artisans with handmade wares will be displaying their crafts at the Alton Bay Community Center and Railroad Square Park on Lake Winnipesaukee. Unique offerings include custom-made jewelry, fine wood crafts and furniture, maple products, Northwood Naturals, candles, soaps, skin care, fudge, duct tape creations, fabrics, quilts, baskets, books, note cards, photography, leather, floral, bird feeders, wind chimes, food graters, hand-blended dips, homemade jams and more. Saturday, August 8 - 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, August 9 - 9:00am-3:00pm.


Admission is free.



Alton Old Home Week Celebration


Alton Old Home Week is scheduled for August 7-16. “Home, History and Harmony” is the theme of this year’s celebration. Activities include the 5K road race, weekend craft fair, Barbershoppers, family block party, campfire and s’mores, Main Street parade, antique boat show, penny sale, chicken BBQ, band concerts, fireworks, ice cream sundae buffet, scavenger hunts, dog show, fairy and princess tea party, K9 demo, cribbage tournament, car show, family bingo, Alton Historical Society open house, 12th NH Regiment living encampment and visit by President Lincoln, chili cook-off, dessert contest and more.



Second Ice Cream Social On August 5


You may have been one of the few who were not at the Bow Lake Grange Hall, 569 Province Road, Strafford, NH for the first Strafford Women’s Club Ice Cream Social of the summer, but you still have the chance to make you own delicious sundae at the second ice cream social at the grange hall on Wednesday, August 5, from 4:00-8:00 pm (Phone 664-2688). 


Small sundaes cost $2.50 and large are $3.50.  Add a homemade brownie for 50 cents.  Choose from vanilla, chocolate, and coffee ice cream then build your sundae from a variety of hot sauces, candies, nuts, fruit, and whipped cream.  Your creativity will result in a delicious concoction that is beautiful to behold and fun to eat.  Add lively conversation with friends and neighbors and you have the recipe for a fun-filled evening.


Add to your enjoyment by participating in the Pick-a-Prize Raffle.  Buy your tickets for $1.00 each and place them in the jars in front of your choice of the 22 raffle prizes donated by community businesses and club members.  August 5 at 7:00 pm winning tickets will be drawn and prizes will be awarded.


  All profits fund two Strafford Women’s Club college scholarships and other worthwhile community projects.  Club members donate most of the food and supplies.  The Strafford Women’s Club thanks all who have participated in these fund raising events that bring together and enrich our community. 



Local Students Named To The Dean’s List At MCPHS University


MCPHS University is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester:


* Kristin Prime is a native of Center Barnstead and is pursuing a Bachelor  of Science in Nursing. Kristin will graduate in 2015 from the Manchester,  New Hampshire campus.


* William Coyne is a native of Epsom and is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy. William will graduate in 2016 from the Manchester, New Hampshire campus.


* Michael McAlister is a native of Loudon and is pursuing a Doctor of  Pharmacy. Michael will graduate in 2017 from the Worcester, Massachusetts campus.


* Kaitlin Doig is a native of Northwood and is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy. Kaitlin will graduate in 2016 from the Boston, Massachusetts campus.


* Leah Foley is a native of Northwood and is pursuing a Bachelor of  Science in Nursing. Leah will graduate in 2015 from the Manchester, New Hampshire campus.


The Dean’s List recognizes those students with a full-time course load who  have achieved outstanding scholarship with a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic term.



Nighthawk Hollow Seniors


The Nighthawk Hollow Seniors will meet at 1:00 PM at the summer cottage of Christine Sanborn on Wednesday, August 5. The cottage is locate at Fire Lane 10 on Route 28 on Lower Suncook Lake in Barnstead. We will be enjoying a cookout. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.


Also, bring swimsuits if you care to swim. Please bring dimes to play LCR. You may carpool from Route 28 to camp.


For more information, please call President, Christine Sanborn, at 875-2676.



UMF Announces Dean’s List For Spring 2015 Semester


The University of Maine at Farmington announces its Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. UMF maintains a Dean’s List each semester for those students completing a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement. Students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement. Any incompletes must be satisfactorily completed before the student is honored with Dean’s List status. Academic achievement awarded at commencement is based on all course work taken at UMF.


Center Barnstead: Zachary Mayo

Epsom: Karyn Veinotte



Gathering On The Green


The Gathering On The Green will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015-10AM-3PM on the Barnstead Parade Church Grounds.


We will be renting a 20’x15’ space for crafters, yard salers, veggies sale, etc. If you are interested, please call Jeannie at 269-5441. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.


The Gathering is sponored by the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church Mission’s. Any and all proceeds go to local needs in the community. We had a wonderful time last year and hope to see you on the greens this year.



Locke Laker’s Social Club Enjoys “Christmas” In July


The members of Locke Lake Social Club had their annual ‘Christmas in July’ chicken dinner at the lodge. The members enjoyed a free chicken dinner sponsored by the club. After the dinner, each member participated in a Yankee Swap. Many laughs were had especially considering some of the gifts that were passed around.


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Pictured are Vicki Bednarski and Mary Strong, enjoying their delicious dinner, and Diane Norton, trying on her ale-gator hat, stating that “ her grandchildren will love it”.


Next big event will be the Club Picnic at the pavilion on August 16th at noon. Those attending are asked to bring their own picnic lunch. Various games and tournaments will be played and cash prizes will be awarded. Croquet, cribbage, bean toss, and a few other games are planned. If you plan to attend please inform Ann Shea 603-393-7233.


It was voted to have only one business meeting on the second Tuesday of the month which will be August 11th at 9:30am social time, and 10:00am business meeting. All members are encouraged to try to make this meeting. The club is always open to new suggestions for activities that would be popular.








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