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Barnstead NH News

June 29, 2016

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The Pittsfield High School Class Of 1966 50th Class Reunion  will be held in the Pittsfield Congregational Church vestry on July 23rd from 3-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. If you can attend call Pete Riel at 603-269-8861.





Barnstead Old Home Day is looking for food vendors on September 17th.  Email contact [email protected]  or you can send a SASE and mail it to the town hall for an application.



Congratulations to Taylor Welch of Barnstead, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology during commencement ceremonies on May 22, 2016 at the University of Vermont.



The “Gathering on the Green” will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Barnstead Parade Church grounds.  Join us for a celebration of community spirit!


Spaces available for crafters, yard salers or exhibitors.  If you are interested, please call Robin at 603-717-8167 and leave a message or email [email protected].


The Gathering is sponsored by the Barnstead Congregational Church Missions.  Proceeds go to local needs in the community.  Hope to see you at the Gathering!



Please join Barnstead Parks and Recreation in welcoming Aches & Pains to the concert stage on Saturday, July 2.  A classic rock band featuring self-described “old guys and one cute guy” from the Barnstead area: Ray Maher, Rick Blair, John Chappell, Sam Darrell, Gunnar Stohlberg and James Hill (The Singing Kayak Guy).  An evening with these guys promises to be an evening of fun. This free show starts at 6:00 pm at the Barnstead Parade grounds. Bring your friends and family, and a lawn chair or blanket.  As always, smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the parade grounds. Come kick off the Fourth of July weekend with this fun show!



Free Pancake Breakfast


Free Community Pancake Breakfast at Center Barnstead Christian Church every Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 AM.   We will have free pancakes, syrup, sausage, coffee and juice.  Plus, we will have something fun for the kids to do.  July 2nd there will be face painting.  July 9th will be hot rods and cookie decorating.  July 16th will be make your own pool noodle boats and race them.  Come by and enjoy some free breakfast and fun activities!  Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town Hall.  If you have any questions, please call the church at 269-8831.



Barnstead Firefighters Association 5K Road Race/Fun Walk


The Barnstead Firefighters Association is pleased to announce its 5th annual 5K Road Race and Fun Walk to start at the Barnstead Parade grounds on August 20 at 9am.


The course is an “out and back” that follows the Suncook River from the Parade to the intersection with Rt. 126 and then returns to the Parade along the same route for the Finish.  The race course is USATF certified for accuracy and is considered flat and fast.  Refreshments will follow the race along with a Fun Race for the Kids. 


Pre-registration is $20 and must be received by August 15, 2016.  Registration forms are available at; Email: [email protected] or Call: 603-312-5648.  Online registration is also available at  Race Day Registration is $25.


Hope to see you at the races!



Free Cemetery Preservation Workshop


Interested in that old cemetery that abuts your property? Then this might be for you!


The Barnstead Historical Society, with support of the Trustees of the Trust Fund, is sponsoring a free Cemetery Preservation Workshop. On July 9 at 9am, volunteers from the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association will demonstrate techniques for cleaning old stones, different epoxies that are safe to use on a variety of stones (talc, soap stone, granite), and the proper way to straighten and align crooked stones, Join us at the Center Cemetery, located behind the Fire Station and Town Hall. Attendees are asked to bring nylon brushes (no metal as this will permanently damage stones), gloves and shovels.


For more information, contact Denise Adjutant at 269-5871.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Teen Advisory Group


Join Lindsey at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library on Thursday, June 23rd at 7pm for the first Teen Advisory Group Meeting. This meeting will include information about volunteering for our Summer Reading Program. Participants can bring a t-shirt to decorate for their summer reading volunteering hours. The Teen Advisory Group is a chance for teens to be more involved in the development of library programs and our YA collections. Teens can also receive credit for community service hours. The group will meet at the library at 7pm the 4th Thursday of every month.


The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library meet at the library on the third Monday of each month at 7pm. Individuals can join the Friends of Oscar Foss Memorial Library at any meeting or by picking up a brochure at the library. The membership fee is $5.00 per person.


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 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.



2016 Lakes Region Softball League Minors Champions

Congratulations to the Barnstead Bears, the 2016 Lakes Region Softball League Minors Champions.  Barnstead went 9-0 on the season and 4-1 in the playoffs and took home the championship on Tuesday, June 21st, by a score of 9-8 in a hard fought game against Pittsfield.


The Championship Game started off strong with a lead off home run from Barnstead’s Ella Smith.  Grace Brooks had a great day at the plate scoring two runs, while Avery Thoroughgood and Tori Christie also added to the scoring with a run each.


Barnstead was led by great pitching and fielding in the game, with Gwen Christie starting the game strong for the Bears and Erin Rawnsley pitching Barnstead to victory.  Sarah White and Aijah Thoroughgood led Barnstead’s defense with several put outs in the field and Reese Burke was a wall behind the plate at catcher.  Hannah Chmiel played some stellar defense in the outfield and Barnstead also received contributions from Alexis Wilson, Abby Grillo-Moore, Becca Hopkins, and Charlie Nourse.


Barnstead is led by Head Coach James Christie and Assistant Coaches Shawn White and Jon Brooks with Tanya Wilson as the scorekeeper.


A special thank you to all of the friends and parents that came out to cheer on this team and to the Barnstead community for all of the support.








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