Barnstead NH News

November 29, 2017


Holiday Sale


Saturday, Decemer 2nd the Barnstead Historical Society will be holding its 2nd Annual Christmas Sale at the Barnstead Town Hall from 10am-noon.


There’ll be baked goods, crafts and historical memorabilia. Also copies of Malcolm Locke’s book “Last Stories” and Town History’s will be available for sale. Here’s a chance to get a start on Christmas.


Come in and join us for a free cup of coffee, cocoa, or mulled cider while you shop. See you on December 2nd, 10am-noon.





The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club will be hosting a Snowmobile Safety Course for ages 12-15 at the Lake Shore Farm (275 Jenness Pond Rd, Northwood) on Saturday, December 2nd from 8 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Jeremy DeTrude @ 603-833-7063 (no charge for course but donations are always welcome).  Space is limited so call early. And as always, we really appreciate our landowners and are always looking for new members.



BCEP Change of Hours


Effective January 1, 2018 B.C.E.P. Solid Waste will have new hours of operation:


Tuesday – Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM


Scales close at 3:45PM


Closed Sundays and Mondays



The Prospect Mountain High School Class of 2020 is hosting a shoe drive fundraiser. All collected shoes will be delivered to developing countries, such as Ghana, Bolivia, and Haiti. These shoes are sold at significantly lower prices and create working opportunities.


The sophomore class is profited with every pair of donated shoes. Our goal is to collect 300 bags of 25 pairs each. Shoes must be wearable and have no holes.


Please donate in any of our white cardboard donation boxes stationed at the Alton Town Hall, the Barnstead Town Hall, or in the reception area at PMHS. The fundraiser is currently taking place and will run through January 20th.


Please spread the word around the community. All donations are helpful and are greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact with any question or concerns.



Ladies Cookie Swap


On December 4th at 7pm Center Barnstead Christian Church will be hosting a Christmas cookie swap for Ladies.  Come and join us for some great Christmas treats, gorgeous Christmas decorations and fun atmosphere.  Bring 4 dozen of the same type of cookie (or brownie, fudge, etc.) and we will provide containers for you to bring home a wide assortment of Christmas treats home.  We will also be awarding prizes for the best 3 cookies. 


Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next door to the Town Hall.  Any questions, please call (603) 269-8831 or visit our website



Belknap 4H

By Sophia Sykes

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The November 4H meeting was held on 11/19/17. These meetings take place in the Barnstead town hall every third Friday of each month. The meetings start at 7:00 and end at 8:30 P.M. On the last meeting, the 4H group elected officers of the club as well as doing some Thanksgiving crafts.  Everybody participated in these activities. The next meeting will be December 15th and anyone is welcome to join. We will be doing secret Santas and lots more! More updates will be posted each month.  



Democratic Candidate Information Night


Are you a local Democrat who has ever wondered about running for State Senate? Now is your chance to become informed. NH Senator Dan Feltes (D) will speak on Monday, December 4th about what it’s like to be in the state legislature, what the role entails, what time commitments are involved, what it’s like to run a successful campaign, and to answer your questions.


The guest speaker will be followed by action items and community organizing.


This meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton will be held at the Alton Senior Community Center at 7 Pearson Road Road in Alton. Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm. The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm.  


The meeting is open to any and all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are encouraged but not required. For more information, email or visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page.













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