The Barnstead Historical Society will be
meeting at Barnstead Town Hall on October 27th.
There will be a Pot Luck Supper at 6 pm and
the meeting will follow at 7 pm with a Business meeting and Election of
If you are interested in the history of
Barnstead, this is the place to come—we welcome everyone. Let’s keep the
history in Barnstead alive!
For information call Jeannie at 269-5441.
The Barnstead Planning Board would like to
invite all seniors, their families and interested residents to an
informational meeting regarding seniors and care options, at their next
work session on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Barnstead
Town Hall. An important question for everyone is “Are you ready for your
care-years?” Laurel Trahan from Age at Home, a local senior home care
agency, will be reviewing local resources & discussing what’s important
to consider when creating your plan to age in place. If you have
questions regarding the meeting, please call the town hall at 269-2299.
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders will be holding their annual safety class
on Saturday November 12, 2016. It will be at the Barnstead Parade
Fire Station, 305 Parade Rd., Barnstead NH 03218. Class time is
from 8 am to 3pm but please arrive between 7:30 and 8 to sign in. A
parent needs to sign the child in and are encouraged to attend if they
wish to do so. Students must be 12 years old by the end of the
riding season. Lunch will be provided. Please Contact Joe
Hough at (603) 269-2270 or [email protected] to sign up
and reserve a spot.
Letter To The
To the editor:
As a New Hampshire resident on the verge of
completing 50 years in construction, I worry about who is going to build
our state as my generation exits the field. We need leaders who will
implement policies that assure that careers in the building trades are
secure and attractive to our young people.
Fortunately, we have a candidate on Senate
District 6 who is acutely aware of the exodus of our young people and
has been working in his field to create good high-paying jobs and make
New Hampshire a better place for business.
Joe Casey has been working hard as an
International Representative for the Electricians Union getting projects
off the ground with good paying jobs for high skilled New Hampshire
workers. He was instrumental in creating the best electrical training
center in New England. He understands that education and vocational
training and creating a skilled workforce makes our state more
attractive to employers.
Residents of Barnstead, Gilmanton, Alton, New
Durham, Rochester, and Farmington have the opportunity to vote for a
proven leader, passionate about improving the lives of working people. A
vote for Joe Casey on November 8th is a vote for good jobs and building
a strong economy for New Hampshire.
Pumpkin And Pine Fair
Custom made birdhouse by Chichester artist Ruth Fuller - the
winner designs their own birdhouse! Two will be auctioned off this
The annual Pumpkin and Pine Fair is coming
very soon to the Congregational Church of North Barnstead on North
Held the first Saturday in November (Nov 5th),
the fair features a Silent Auction of a great variety of one of a kind
handmade items, giftcards and services to bid on.
Tables include: a kids’ table, collectibles,
Christmas items, bake table, handmade goods from Ghana, Africa, Fair
Trade coffee, locally made goods, and a wonderful breakfast as well as a
lunch cafe in our School House.
Several raffles will be held. Held from 9-2 with childcare for
shoppers. We also accept debit and credit.
The fair supports the various ministries of the church with the majority
to be given to scholarships to send kids to Horton Center camp.
Questions can be directed to April at 630-3083.
Friends of the
Oscar Foss Memorial Library
The Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library
will be spending the Week of October 16-22 increasing its awareness to
the community as part of the 11th annual Celebration of National Friends
of Libraries week.
Friends bring together involved and caring
people who are willing to volunteer for their library. Friends support
the library in dozens of ways, from monetary support of programs and
materials, to volunteering at children’s and teen programs, to advocacy
of the library and library mission.
We ask you to consider giving the gift of time
by assisting at events, baking, and attending meetings. We ask you to
consider the gift of money by donating to one of our fundraisers. We ask
you to give the gift of talent by lending us your creative ideas.
Stop by to check out our table with a display of what we have
accomplished together over the past year. We encourage you to consider
becoming a member. Membership is free. You can join at the library
or online. Our next meeting is Monday, October 17, at 7pm in the
Foss Memorial Library News
Teen Halloween Movie Night and Costume Contest The Teen Advisory Group
will be hosting a Halloween Movie Night and Costume Contest at the
library on 10/27/16. Teens can join us at 6:30pm for a spooky
movie, a costume contest and refreshments!
Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Join us for some family fun at our Halloween
Party and Costume Contest on October 29th at 10am. Dress up as your
favorite character and come down to the library for some treats and fun
Please call 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 Mondays from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Nighthawk Hollow Seniors
Submitted By Beverly A.
The Nighthawk Hollow Seniors will gather at
the Barnstead Town Hall at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 2, to carpool to
the Red Apple Buffet in Concord. Please bring your $4 dues, if you have
not yet paid, and a wrapped gift valued at $5 to exchange as well will
not be meeting in the winter months.
If you have questions, please call the
president, Christine Sanborn, at 875-2676.