Wind Symphony community concert with University of Maine’s Symphonic
Band “Let the Batons Swing” concert, on April 16th, 7:30 pm.
Donations accepted at the door of Sanford Memorial Gymnasium at Sanford
High School, ME.
Pieces include a world premier of local composer,
Morton Gold’s, II Prayer from Concerto for Oboe and Keith Gates’
Concertino for Flute and Wind Ensemble (1996).
For more information
Pancake Breakfast with
the Easter Bunny.
• Sunday April 10th
• 7:00 - 11:00 am
Prospect Mountain High School café
Help support PMHS baseball teams.
Minority Leader And Former
Speaker Of The House To Speak In
The Belknap County Democrats, in conjunction with the New
Hampshire Democratic party, are sponsoring a:
Community Town Hall
• Monday, April 11th
• 6:00 PM
• At the Laconia High
• Featuring: Democratic Minority Leader, and former
Speaker of the House, Terri Norelli and Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman, Matthew Houde.
They will provide a legislative update and
discuss state issues, including the key features of the proposed budget,
and the implications and effects for NH’s cities and towns, its
citizens, economy, education, and the future of our state. Rep.
Norelli and Sen. Houde will also answer audience questions.
members of the community are invited. This year’s budget will
directly and greatly affect every NH resident. Please join your
neighbors in learning more about what is happening and having your
questions answered. For further information, contact Ed Allard,
County 4-H Fair Is A Go!
The 4-H Fair meeting held on March 10th drew
over 50 people who showed their support and volunteer spirit to continue
the tradition of the Belknap County 4-H Fair, which is the only 4-H Fair
in the State of New Hampshire. Thanks to the people who showed up and
stepped forward to help “share the load” the 68th Annual 4-H Fair will
happen this summer on August 13th and 14th.
Meeting attendees talked
about what makes the Belknap County 4-H Fair special. Many echoed the
same sentiment of the 4-H Fair being a small and intimate agricultural
fair, with a family friendly atmosphere, as opposed to the louder
carnival atmosphere at the larger fairs.
“Where else can you go and
see a kid walking around with his cow and stopping so kids can get up
close to pet it and ask questions?” asked 4-H parent Stephanie Davis,
“You can hear the animals and it’s a safe place for your children to
be,” she added. Others commented that the Yankee craft exhibit barn and
the old-fashioned chicken barbecue are also highlights of the fair.
Long-time Fair Board members and volunteers Wendy and Fred French and
Paula Glover were relieved and extremely happy that people showed up to
volunteer and keep the fair going. Fran Wendelboe accepted the
nomination for President and a thunderous round of applause and cheers
broke out in the room when the nomination was seconded and approved.
Katie Laux volunteered to fill the vacant Treasurer position, another
critical position on the board that needed to be filled.
A key theme
at the meeting was sharing the workload and developing committees so
that board members are not doing all the work and becoming overwhelmed
or burned out. The 4-H State Program Leader Wendy Brock attended the
meeting and was instrumental in facilitating the discussion on the
importance of building a solid infrastructure for the board so it can
function to capacity.
Long-time volunteer and former board member
Dana Chase volunteered to be the Facilities and Grounds Manager. Jamie
Clark volunteered to manage Concessions, and Sherrie Bellerose
volunteered her talents to chair the Public Relations and Advertising
Committee. Donna Clifford and Don McNulty volunteered to work with the
Treasurer on the newly formed Finance Committee. Stephanie Davis offered
to be the new Volunteer Manager, a key person to coordinate volunteers
and schedule work days with Chase before the fair.
This year’s fair
will take place on August 13th and 14th at the Fairgrounds in Belmont.
To learn more about the fair, visit
www.bc4hfair.org. Volunteers are still needed, and there are a
variety of areas for volunteers to share their time and talents. Contact
the 4-H office at 527-5475 or e-mail Volunteer Manager Stephanie Davis
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteers and Fair Organizers Fred and Wendy French enjoyed a rare
moment to relax during last year’s 4-H Fair. The Frenches are delighted
that new volunteers came forward to help, and the 68th Annual Belknap
County 4-H Fair will be held on August 13 and 14.
Jim Forsythe To Address Barnstead/Alton
Republican Committee (BARC)
The next meeting of the Barnstead/Alton Republican Committee (BARC) will
be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm (5:30 pm if you wish to have
dinner; at your option) at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley
Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.
Immediately following the
business portion of the meeting, District 4 State Senator Jim Forsythe
will be our guest speaker. Senator Forsythe is a member of the
Senate Transportation Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate
Senator Forsythe will share his thoughts
about the many bills that have been introduced, including the NH State
Budget. For more information, please send an email to
Craig Wiggin To Address Belknap County
Republican Committee Meeting
The Belknap County Republican Committee is pleased to announce that
Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin will be the Guest Speaker at their
next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 at the Shang Hai
Restaurant, 331 South Main St., Laconia.
Immediately following a short business meeting beginning at 6:30 pm,
Sheriff Wiggin will address the Committee explaining the background and
workings of the Belknap Regional Special Operations Team. In
addition, Sheriff Wiggin will take your questions and listen to your
Per the usual meeting format, if you’re interested
in having dinner (at your option) or want to socialize before the
meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30 pm. For more information,
please send an email to
Phyllis P. Beck, 85, of 3 Upper Suncook Lane, died March 30th at
the Epsom Health Care Center following a brief Illness.
She was born
in Brockton, MA., the daughter of William and Lillian Headden, and has
lived in Barnstead for over 40 years.
She is survived by her husband
Basil Beck of Barnstead; two sons, William Beck and Bryan Beck both of
Barnstead; a daughter Gail Ozuna of Mount Pleasant, TX; ten
grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and five great great
There are no visiting hours. Services will be at the
family's convenience. Donations in her memory may be made to the
Barnstead Fire and Rescue, Barnstead, NH 03218. The Perkins and Pollard
Memorial Home, Pittsfield, is assisting with arrangements.