Barnstead Old Home Day will be 9/9 from 9-3 at the
Entertainment will include a car show, a
parade, a line dancing demo, a dog obstacle course, a kids bike
parade, kids games with prizes, face painting, vendors and many
We’re still looking for vendors and
others that would be interested in either being in the parade or
having a booth on the grounds. If you’d like to be a vendor, please
contact Lori Mahar at LoriMahar@tds.net. For
other info, please contact Kathy Kelley at
Tots Soccer-for preschool to
kindergarten will be starting soon.
Registration is open
currently and will close on 8/25/2017.
You can pick up a
registration form at the Barnstead Town Hall, you can send us a
message on Facebook or you can email us at
We are also having a sign up night at the Parks and Rec building
(behind the Barnstead Police Station) on Saturday 8/19/2017 from
10:00am to 12:00pm.
The cost is $35 and is due at the time of
registration. Once all the teams are set the coach will email
you the schedule for practices.
Barnstead Parks And Recreation Summer Concert Series
Barnstead Parks and Recreation in welcoming the JC Underhill Band to
the concert stage on Saturday, August 26. It’s hard to put a
label on this band, but you can expect a fun, energetic,
entertaining evening from a group of seasoned musicians.
Consisting of Dave “Cocktoasten” Rather (guitar/vocals), Ray “Alan”
Russell (guitar/vocals), Joy “Gail” Maglio (vocals), Brett “Walker”
Costa (drummer/vocals), and Walt “Chief Karlin” Archambeault
(bass/vocals), they will bring you everything from Classic Rock to
Dance sets from bands such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who,
The Ramones, to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Historical Society will be offering concessions for sale. This
free show starts at 6:00 at the Barnstead Parade grounds.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and a friend or two. As
always, smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the Parade grounds.
Don’t miss the last show of the season! See you there!
Barnstead Old Home Day Is September 9
What would draw you out to this event to celebrate our town? Currently, the schedule
9 a.m. Dog Demonstration by Megan Arey, CBDT-KA, of
Inspire K-9’s Training Center.
10 a.m. Line Dancing Lesson and
Demo by Gail Eaton of “On the Dance Floor”
11 a.m. HUGE Parade
going from Combustion Motorworks up and around the Elementary School
on Maple St.
12 p.m. (or immediately following the parade) a
ceremony to honor our Veterans at the flag pole, kids bike parade
with prizes, and Motion Man
1 – 3 p.m. Open Mic with Chris Bonoli
A little about some of our entertainment:
Megan Arey, CBDT-KA, of
Inspire K-9 has been “in the world of dog,” as she calls it, for 15
years. She is a certified dog trainer. She has worked at
shelters, has many loving pet parents as clients, and has even
taught animal science with a concentration in canine science to high
school students. Through this work, she began to see the need
for more education for pet owners. She loves to help create an
even tighter bond between two-legged and four-legged friends.
description of Jody Scalise, a.k.a. “Motion Man” on his website
says: “Take a Mechanical Man, precision Pantomime, lyrical movement,
hysterical characterizations, a Chagall, Giant Bubbles, Toilet
Plungers, Step Ladders, Gibberish, a Ukulele, Spinning Plates, 8
Foot Streamers, a Parasol, a Floating Hat; Things that Float over
the Audience, a man squeezing through a picture frame, giant bubbles
and Inspirational Improvisation put them in a blender and...”
Some of his comments include: “Jody Scalise is a Classic
Comic, with a set of gymnastic eyeballs, who sight gags and
pratfalls his way through a perfectly timed act.” - Yankee Magazine
“He is a great clown.” - Marcel Marceau “Jody Scalise stops
the show with his myriad transformations and malleable physique.”-
Boston Globe “Thank you for bringing a smile back to my face.”
- A teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary
September 9th will be a
great day of fun, laughter and entertainment and its’ all free!
There will also be many opportunities for you to buy food and
crafts, in addition to ways to get to know the opportunities in our
town better such as our library, our Historical Society, and
There is so much more. You’ll just have to
plan to be there so you don’t miss a thing!
Barnstead Historical Society
The Barnstead Historical will be
meeting on August 24, 2017, at the Barnstead Town Hall, at 6PM for
a” Pot Luck Supper” follow by a business meeting at 7PM. We look
forward to seeing everyone and will be making plans for fall
activities, including Old Home Day.
Let’s keep History alive in
Barnstead! All are welcome. For information call 269-5441.
Financial Peace University Provides Hope To Families In Center
More than 4.5 million people have positively changed
their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace
University (FPU). The nine-week course provides families and
individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances
and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course
meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD
followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting,
relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies
FPU will be held in Center Barnstead at: Center
Barnstead Christian Church located at 116 South Barnstead Road in
Center Barnstead, right across from the town hall. The classes will
begin Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Please contact Mr.
Daniel Ward at (603) 269-8831 for more information or to register.
Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU
gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and
succeed financially. On average families who complete FPU pay off
$5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class
nearly 94 percent of these families budget regularly.
not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage
and other areas of your life,” says Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring
financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to
understand so people in every situation can benefit from the
Ramsey knows first-hand the pain that financial
stress can cause. After creating a net worth of more than a million
dollars by age 26, he quickly lost it all. Since then Ramsey has
helped families and individuals across the country learn how to get
control of their finances and avoid debt so they don’t have to
experience the same pain he did.
FPU lessons also include guest
speakers Rachel Cruze, speaker and daughter of Dave Ramsey, and
Chris Hogan, counselor and speaker for the Dave Ramsey organization.
After purchasing a membership each participant receives a workbook,
Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, an envelope system and an
audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting
forms and MP3s of all the lessons. For more information or to
purchase a membership, go to www.daveramsey.com.
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business. He’s authored five New York Times best-selling books:
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Foss Memorial Library News
Family Movie Night!
August 25 at 6pm we will be showing Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long
Haul at the library! Light refreshments will be served and pajamas
and snuggling friends are always welcome.
Summer Reading Finale!
Join us at the library on Saturday August 26 at 11am to celebrate a
great summer of reading at our Ice Cream Social! You can enjoy an
ice cream sundae and pick up your summer reading packet of goodies
for completing the program.
Please call the library (269-3900) or
visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about any of
our programs or events. There is always something happening at the
Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and
Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday:
10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.
To The Editor
To the editor:
One U.S. issue that we can fix is
health care. Currently we spend more per person, as well as a
percentage of GDP, than any other advanced nation. Yet, we’re not
healthier and many still lack access to care and treatment.
need a system where all people can get the care they need when they
need it regardless of income or age. A federally administered
single-payer health care program providing comprehensive coverage
for all Americans is not only achievable but is morally principled
and financially responsible.
Physicians for National Health
Program (PNHP) advocates replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
with a publically financed national health program that would cover
medical care for all Americans by lowering costs and eliminating the
profit driven insurance industry. Single payer will actually save
money by slashing wasteful bureaucracy and adopting effective cost
controls. The savings – over $500 billion annually on overhead alone
– are more than enough to cover all.
Americans die every year due to lack of health insurance and many
more skip treatments that their insurance company refuses to cover.
If you can afford care, you get it; if you can’t, you don’t.
The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R 676) would cover
all medically-necessary care without co-pays or deductibles. The
program would be funded by savings obtained from replacing today’s
inefficient, profit-oriented, multiple insurance payers with a
single streamlined, nonprofit, public payer, and by modest new taxes
based on ability to pay. Premiums would disappear; 95 percent of all
households would save money. Patients would no longer face barriers
such as co-pays and deductibles and would regain choice of doctor
and hospital. Doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.
Ask your US representative in Congress to co-sponsor and support H.R
676. Visit PNHP’s website (http://www.pnhp.org/).
Barnstead - Diane F. Merrill, 50, of Bow Lake Road,
died August 12th at the Concord Hospice House following a brief
battle with cancer.
She was born in Concord, September 28, 1966,
the daughter of Stuart and Grace (Higgins) Merrill. She was a
graduate of Pittsfield High School. She was employed in the
housekeeping department by the State of New Hampshire for over 10
years. She is survived by her mother Grace of Barnstead and aunts
At Diane’s request, there will be no visiting hours
or funeral services. An urn burial will take place at a later date
in the Riverview Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to
the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses – Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury
St. Concord, NH 03301
The Waters Funeral Home, Concord, David
Pollard, Director, assisted the family with arrangements.