Barnstead NH News

July 6, 2011


Arts and crafts time is here again at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library.  Please join us on Wednesday, July 13th at 10:00 am to create individual masterpieces as we explore some artwork from around the world!  Our projects will be appropriate for all age and skill levels.  Details at the desk or call us at 269-3900.



Dear Editor:
I wrote this poem to honor our fallen heroes, both past and present.

Within Arlington’s ground, in row upon row,
Lay the national treasure that generations did sow.
These heroes, now gone, gave all of their youth,
Fighting in foreign lands, with nail and with tooth.
So sacred their vow, now completed in full.
For love of our country, on their heartstrings did pull.
Now laying here, within soil so enriched,
Are the bones of these honored, as if neatly stitched.
The cost has been great, for the freedom we love.
And such was the price to keep, that gift from above.
They gave all that they had, to defend freedom’s shore.
So much was asked of them, and now, nothing more.
I do not dare tread upon this, most hallowed of ground.
For their noble sacrifice, was so great and profound.
All I can hope for, is one day they may know,
How very grateful I am, for the seed they did sow.


Don Walker



Kid Pinky At Barnstead Parade

Live music for all ages can be enjoyed as Barnstead’s “Summer Concerts” continue with the terrific band Kid Pinky, on Saturday, July 9th. 

Kid Pinky is a retro-style four piece blues band that is authentic and unique, without being loud.  Accompanied by three highly talented bluesmen from the New Hampshire area, Kid Pinky and his Restless Knights are a throwback to a more simple, yet nasty, kind of blues.  Engaging personalities and comfortable volume levels always make the show fun, creating an intimacy that makes you feel as though you are experiencing a private performance in your own living room. 

As always, bring a blanket, chair, the kids, and prepare to dance, sing along or just chill to the talents of these awesome artists!  Various local non-profits will be offering refreshments as fundraisers.  Thanks for your support.  Come enjoy Kid Pinky, from 6 – 8 pm, July 9th, at the Barnstead parade grounds on Parade Road.  Blues that’ll knock you out!



Talent Wanted

Barnstead Old Home Day is looking for performers for the Annual Old Home Day Youth Variety Show.

If you can sing, dance, juggle, play an instrument or otherwise entertain us, live in the Barnstead area, and are under 18, we can offer you fun, prizes and your very own 15 minutes (or so) of fame.

The show is scheduled for the 27th of August at 4:00 pm. Reserve your spot now while space is still available.

We will also have Karaoke at 4:30 after the Variety Show.

Sign up sheets are available at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Barnstead Town Hall, at, send an email to or call (603) 659-3137



Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC) To Meet Tuesday, July 12

The next meeting of the Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC) will be held on Tuesday, July 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.
In addition to finalizing plans for a BARC social event this summer, we will have a guest speaker (to be announced shortly) as part of the ‘On Deck 2012’ Speaker Series.

For further details and an update about the guest speaker, please check the BARC website at or send an email to



University of New Hampshire’s Dean’s List for the

Spring Semester of the 2010-2011 Academic Year

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring semester of the 2010 - 2011 academic year.

Highest Honors
Maria Frangione, Bradley Olmsted.


Rachel Carpenter


Highest Honors
Austin Carr, Nicolas Grafton, Daniel Hanna, Kyle Labbe, Hannah McTigue.


High Honors
Marianne Hromis


Amanda Adams, Chelsea Conner, Amanda Houle, Brittany Poulin, Margaret Rounds.


Highest Honors
Christopher Allen, Kelsey Dobe, Luke Underwood.


High Honors
David Dearborn, Ashley Gelinas, Trevor Merrill.


Shaylah Bartlett, Brittany Beauregard.


Highest Honors
Peter Davison, Shaylyn Dean, Hannah DeBenedictis, Amy Jordan, Kendra Kreider, Benjamin Levergood, Erica Lovely, Keith Sanders, Nathan Thomas.


High Honors
Andrea Brown, Richard Emberley, William Farrell, Leanna Kirk, Stacey MacKinnon, Antoinette Raffaele.


Sarah Fenerty, MacKenzie Flessas, Daniel Foley, Jeffrey Hodgdon, Danielle MacDonald, Kayla Mackenzie, Tyler Stevens, Sarah Wilkins.


Highest Honors
Kristen Patterson, Michelle Robbins, Kelli Webber.


Jedidiah Elliott, Matthew Engelmann.


Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.7 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.5 to 3.69 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.2 through 3.49 are awarded honors.













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