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August 5, 2015

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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.



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 sponsored by the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church Missions. 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.



Saturday, August 8th, Maple St. Church is having a Yard Sale to benefit Backpacks for BES students. Starting at 8AM.



This year the Gathering on the Green will be awarding ‘Citizen of the Year’ to one of Barnstead’s deserving residents.


Everyone knows of a dedicated and hard working person who has helped to make Barnstead a better place to live over the years, so take time to nominate him or her. We are asking for nominations from community members.


If you know of a Barnstead resident that is deserving of this honor, please mail your nomination to: Barnstead 2015 Citizen of the Year, c/o Nancy Carr, 26 Hartshorn Road, Barnstead, NH 03218, or email to: [email protected] and put Barnstead 2015 Citizen in the subject line.


All nominations must be received by August 18 to be considered and the presentation will be made on August 29.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Last Day to Record Books


The last day to record books for all Summer Reading Programs is August 15th. Make sure that you record all of the books you have read this summer by then! Remember you can record at the library or online.



Need a little practice reading or just love dogs? Register to read to Zara—our very special Reading Therapy Dog. She will be at the library on August 7th and 21st from 4-5pm. Families can sign up for 15 minute sessions.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( 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.   



Year Rounders Start Bowling On Sept. 10th


The Year Rounders are a group of seniors who, for the last 26 years, have been bowling once a week on Thursdays at 11:30 AM. 


We bowl three strings of candlepin bowling at Boutwells Bowling Center in Concord starting on Sept. 10th and continuing until early May.


This is friendly non-serious competition with seniors who enjoy bowling and sharing time with friends. The group also  separates married couples allowing them to bowl for different teams.


At the end of the bowling season a banquet is held with music provided.


If interested, please contact Peter Rothwell at 776-1483 by Aug. 21.



NH GOP Executive Director Ross Berry To Address Belknap County Republicans 


The Belknap County Republican Committee has announced that their next monthly meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd in Belmont. 


New Hampshire currently has 17 declared presidential candidates traversing the state in hopes of coming out on top in next February’s Presidential Primary.  And, here in Belknap County, there have been a number of visits from some of these presidential hopefuls including, but not limited to, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, George Pataki, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker.  


While all this is going on, the NH GOP is ramping up their efforts to reach out to Republicans around the state with educational and organizational activities.  With that in mind, the Committee is pleased to announce that Ross Berry, the recently appointed  Executive Director of the NH GOP, will be the guest speaker at their next meeting.  Ross will explain his role with the Party, and discuss his plans for the future of the NH GOP.


Belknap County GOP meetings are open to ALL Republicans and like-minded Independents. Per their usual meeting format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:00pm.


The Committee thanks its members for continuing to bring food pantry donations to the meetings, and again reminds them to bring a non-perishable food item to this month’s meeting.


For more information, please check their website at, or send an email to [email protected].



BARC’G Announces Its Next Meeting


The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) has announced that their next monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.  


The Committee will share information about upcoming visits by presidential candidates to the area and to nearby counties as the march to the February 2016 primary continues.  In addition, The Committee will be announcing their guest speaker for the next meeting once arrangements have been finalized.


BARC’G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.  


Per their usual meeting format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30pm.  


The Committee reminds you to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.    


For more information, please send an email to [email protected] or [email protected].



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Come see the Rockin’ Daddios perform at the Barnstead Summer Concert Series on Saturday August 8 at 6PM.The group was just named Best of NH Editor’s pick by New Hampshire Magazine.








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