Barnstead NH News

January 31, 2018


Michael Angelo Fife of Center Barnstead,  a junior majoring in financial information and analysis, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Clarkson University.


Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.


Congratulations, Michael!



Letter To The Editor


Lori Mahar for Selectman: Building Community Together!  Voting Day: March 13th!


My husband and I have lived here almost 6 years and actively participate in our community. I have volunteered for the afterschool program, Capital Improvement Committee, and Old Home Day Committee which introduced me to the makings of our town. I became involved in our local groups such as Women’s Fellowship, Community Helpers, and End 68 Hours of Hunger to get to know the people of our town, and I formed the Women in Business group and Barnstead Farmers’ Market to contribute my area of expertise to the town. All of these efforts have led me to consider running for an important job as Selectperson. I feel I am ready and that I can make a difference in our community as your Selectperson.


Over these past years we have seen a lot of growth such as new families and businesses moving into town and some good community changes. I feel blessed to live in a town filled with wonderful people who truly care about kids, animals, people, the food we grow, and the community around us.


As Selectperson, in addition to working with others to oversee the town management, I would like to focus and build on the strengths of our town, such as the following: create an open and friendly environment for our people to have a voice, encourage working together as a whole community versus divisive decision-making, encourage leadership within our municipal offices and support their efforts to manage teams and departments more efficiently, and most importantly create an environment of kindness and respect, encouraging a team spirited work environment.


Please join me for a Meet and Greet at the Maple Street Church, Sunday, February 4th  from 1pm to 2:30pm.


Lori J Mahar



Calling ALL Chili, Soup And Chowder LOVERS…

Do you make a Crazy Yummy Chili, Soup or Chowder?


Come join our 2nd Annual Chili, Soup and Chowder Cook-off Extravaganza at 5 p.m. on Saturday the 24th of February at Center Barnstead Christian Church (the church right next door to the Barnstead Town Hall) when you’ll have your chance to let the whole world (well maybe not the whole world) but at least Barnstead and surrounding towns know just how YUMMY YOUR Chili, Soup or Chowder is.  I’m willing to bet that there may be some Fire Fighters, Police Officers and even some School Teachers and all citizens out there who make a Crazy Yummy Chili, Soup or Chowder?  Well here’s your chance to show US what ya got…


Make a crock pot of your very best Chili, Soup or Chowder.  Bring it to our Extravaganza and let it be judged on the merits of its own yumminess.  We’ll supply the corn bread.   There is no entry fee for those who make and bring a Chili, Soup or Chowder.


Hey, we’re even gonna award prizes for; best tasting, hottest, most original and a few other categories too! This event will be fun for the whole family. 


Donations are not required but will be accepted.  All donations will go towards a mission’s trip to Hungary to renovate youth cabins at a Hungarian youth camp. For further information on the project you can e-mail us at


So please SAVE THE DATE, Saturday February 24th at 5 p.m.  Now go start making sure you have all those spices and all that other Yummy stuff and get ready to Chili, Soup or Chowder our Extravaganza.


Those entering a Chili, Soup or Chowder need to go to the Center Barnstead Christian Church (CBCC) WEB SITE NO LATER THAN SATURDAY THE 10TH OF FEBRUARY and register for planning purposes.  or you may register by calling Dan Ward 603-496-0848 or Ernie Tiede 603-608-7222. 


On Saturday the 24th of February, the day of the event, those bringing a Chili, Soup or Chowder must bring them to the church between 4:15 and 4:30.   


Look forward to seeing you there!! 



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Take Your Child to the Library Day!


Families of Barnstead are invited to come to the library on Saturday, February 3rd any time between 10am-1pm for a special children’s day. The children can enjoy lots of fun activities, check out all our newest books, and even get their very own library card. They may discover some other surprises as well, so come on in and join the fun!



Valentines for Veterans


The library is collecting valentines for veterans again this year. Come in any time and make a card (or two!) to send as a way to show our appreciation to these brave soldiers. You can also drop off cards for us to deliver if you prefer to make them at home. We will be collecting cards through February 10th. Thank you for your support. 



University Of New Hampshire’s Dean’s List For The Fall 2017 Semester


The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2017 semester:

Julian Brown of Barnstead, with Highest Honors

Benjamin Hallman of Barnstead, with Honors

Jay Mousseau of Center Barnstead, with High Honors

Melony Rice of Center Barnstead, with High Honors

Tanner Shaw of Center Barnstead, with Highest Honors

Angelique Georges of Center Barnstead, with Highest Honors

Hope Carazzo of Center Barnstead, with Highest Honors

Connor Lacourse of Center Barnstead, with High Honors

Katherine Lesnyk of Center Barnstead, with High Honors

Hollie Foster of Center Barnstead, with Highest Honors

Julia Carter of Center Barnstead, with High Honors

Tabitha Kelley of Center Barnstead, with Highest Honors

Gordon Unzen of Center Barnstead, with Highest Honors

James Blunt of Epsom, with Honors

Donald MacCallum of Epsom, with Highest Honors

Christian Murchison of Epsom, with Highest Honors

Vincent Pagano of Epsom, with High Honors

Sierra Juneau of Gilmanton, with Highest Honors

David Morrison of Gilmanton, with Honors

Suzanne Fraher of Chichester, with High Honors

Alyssa Bras of Chichester, with High Honors

Jeremy Bates of Chichester, with Highest Honors

Marissa Bates of Chichester, with Honors

Samantha Corwin of Northwood, with Highest Honors

Daniel Faiella of Northwood, with Highest Honors

Jessica Ohrenberger of Northwood, with High Honors

Jeremy Fenerty of Northwood, with High Honors

Janais Axelrod of Northwood, with Honors

Chloe Bettencourt of Northwood, with Highest Honors

McKenzie Moehlmann of Northwood, with High Honors

Ashley LeBlanc of Northwood, with Highest Honors

Jane Salach of Northwood, with Highest Honors

Cortlynn Danby of Gilmanton Iron Works, with High Honors

Elizabeth Davies of Gilmanton Iron Works, with High Honors


Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.



Congressional  District 1 Candidate O’Rourke To Address Democrats


The Tri-Town Democrats are meeting on Monday, February 5th in Alton, featuring guest speaker Congressional District 1 Candidate and Alton resident Terence O’Rourke.


O’Rourke is the City Attorney for Rochester, a position he has held since March, 2015 when, at the age of 36, he became the first in-house counsel in the city’s history. Terence lives in Alton near Halfmoon Lake with his wife and fellow prosecutor, Alicia, and their three children. Terence proudly served as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army from 2003-2007 during which time he obtained the rank of Captain while earning the Bronze Star Medal for his combat service in Iraq. Thereafter, Terence became a prosecutor at the state and federal level, including stints with both the Rockingham County and Carroll County Attorney’s Offices and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Alabama.


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 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, Gilmanton, and Alton Democrats” Facebook page.













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