Veteran’s Day 2018
Commemoration Of The 100th Anniversary Of The Armistice At The
Congregational Church Of North Barnstead
November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of “The
Armistice” that ended fighting on land, sea and air during World War
I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany. Six months later a
peace treaty was signed in Versailles.
treaty was signed by France, Great Britain, and Germany on the 11th
day, of the 11th month, at 11th hour. In Europe, this day is known
as Remembrance Day. In the United States, we remember our Veterans
on November 11th.
our members, a veteran of the Viet Nam War, Allan Brown, will
commemorate this day by playing the Last Post Rouse at the War
Memorial Arch at the State House in Concord at 11 am. The public is
invited to join him as he commemorates this day in Concord.
will also play the Last Post Rouse at 10 am on November 11th, at The
Congregational Church of North Barnstead, UCC, just prior to our
morning worship service at 10 am. Some of our local scouts will
offer a flag ceremony, there will be a traditional reading, followed
by the Last Post Rouse and a benediction.
invite all veterans and the community to join us at 10 am, for this
brief commemorative service.
Sunday worship will follow at the close of this service, and at 11
am, we will ring our church bell eleven times along with other
churches across the United States and around the world, in
commemoration of this 100th Anniversary, with hope that someday,
peace may peace prevail on earth!
Congregational Church of North Barnstead is located at 504 North
Barnstead Road in Ctr. Barnstead. We are an Open and Affirming and
Accessible to All with a ramp and accessible parking. Worship is
held every Sunday at 10 am with programming for young children and
youth through 9th grade. “No matter who you are where you are on
life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
Questions? Contact Reverend Nancy Talbott, 603.776.1820.
Barnstead Adventure Zone celebrates LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL
ON AFTERSCHOOL was recently celebrated by the Barnstead Adventure
Zone along with 8400 other programs across the country. Lights On
Afterschool is a celebration of after school and extended learning
programs. It is estimated that over a million people celebrated this
year across the country.
Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to focus
attention on the urgent need to invest in afterschool programs,
which provide which provide homework help, mentoring, STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) activities, sports and fitness,
healthy snacks and meals, art and dance, job- and college-readiness,
and opportunities for hands-on, team-based learning. In a recent
quote the After School Alliance, “This new poll and the massive
turnout for Lights On Afterschool this year shows Americans
understand the pivotal role that quality afterschool programs play
in helping young people develop the skills they need to thrive in
school and in life,” said Afterschool Alliance Executive Director
Jodi Grant. “All over the country today, people are seeing firsthand
the skills students hone and talents they develop at their
afterschool programs, which keep kids safe and inspire them to learn
through fun, educational, hands-on activities. Unfortunately, there
aren’t nearly enough afterschool programs to meet the need. That
needs to change because afterschool and summer learning programs
help children reach their full potential and ready them for the jobs
Barnstead, at BAZ, we had “kid favorite” snacks featuring some of
the food our participants have made in Fun and Foods Class. Student
projects were on display and there were various information sheets
about after school available for reading. Our Middle School
participants put on a STEM Glow Gym complete with pumpkin
decorating, glow Bingo, T-shirt decorating , Glow in the Dark face
painting and Makey Makey on the computer and various games in the
Gloria J. (Hoffer) Crafts
BARRE, VT- Gloria Joyce Hoffer Crafts, age 90, peacefully
passed away in her sleep on October 21, 2018 at Berlin Health and
Rehab in Vermont.
was born August 6, 1928 in White Plains, NY, the daughter of the
late Erik and Cecil (Harris) Hoffer.
her first marriage, having the name Gloria Joyce (Hoffer) Drury, she
became a self-taught wonder of many talents, from motherhood to the
community. Gloria appreciated antiques, learning how to refinish,
stain, paint, and stencil furniture. She revived The Fremont NH
Historical Society, while living there. According to her children,
she was the best cook in the world, especially the apple pies and
spaghetti sauce; pea soup and sauerkraut not so much. As if that’s
not enough, she was an accomplished gardener, superb seamstress,
knitter, and creator of gorgeous braided rugs, one truly large.
is survived by her four children, Susan Drury Buckley formerly of
Brentwood NH, presently of Brunswick, GA, Janet Drury Grenier of
Randolph Center, VT, Alan Drury of Northwood, NH and Peter Drury of
South Royalton VT; along with six grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren, and three sisters Gladys Miller, Eleanor Parian
and Myrna Minardi.
mom, a devout Christian, has finally been released from the tethers
of earth to the Heavens above.
will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will take place
at a later date in New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers or
donations, we kindly ask you to hug your mom if at all possible.
Assisting the family with arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral &
Memorial Home in Epsom. To share a memory or offer a
condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com
C Charlantini passed away at the Merrimack County Nursing Home,
October 26, 2018.
Daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Wiggin. She leaves sister Donna and
husband Steve, of Salem, NH along with many Nieces and Nephews.
predeceased buy the love of her life, Husband Fred and two brothers
Gerald and Arthur Jr.
brought up in Newton, Ma. where her love of sports started and
continued throughout her life - huge fan of the Red Sox. Would be
thrilled with the World Series outcome and would probably think it
was for her!
moving to New Hampshire, she volunteered at the Pittsfield Medical
Center and had a large part working with Paula Weeman in starting
“Medication Bridge.” A program very successful through out the State
to help qualified people to obtain medications that otherwise
wouldn’t be available to them.
worked tirelessly for years and then added another volunteering post
at Service Link. She helped “her people” navigate Medicare and Part
D plus helped direct them to other services available.
had a great sense of humor - being born on the 4th of July she
always claimed the fireworks and parades were part of her birthday
party. She loved to joke and always had a smile. She would listen to
the problems and offer a helping hand.
will certainly! be missed
of flowers: donations may be made to the McKepna Fund at the
Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen,
like to sponsor a MCNH residents bus trip to the Fisher Cats Game in
the spring in memory of Dorothy.
went on those trips and had a terrific time - it certainly would
bring a smile to her face and joy to many hearts. If further info is
needed: contact Deb Randall 269-3481.