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Vote Of The District Committee
Gardening From The Ground Up
Tuesday evening, April 17th. The Barnstead Community Grange has
invited Master Gardener Roz Mason to come and talk about what we all
should be interested in, gardening. At our last get together
we had some questions raised about wanting to know about starting a
garden and such things. So we looked around and found Roz, who
is all prepared to answer those types of questions and many more.
see, Roz has been around gardens all her life, playing in the dirt
so they say, but she got really serious a couple of years ago and
got herself qualified as an Advanced Master Gardener. She’s
been keeping busy answering questions at the UNH Cooperative Ext.
Answer Line and doing presentations like she will be doing on the
will be touching on: developing a garden plan, choosing a location,
creating a layout and getting started, along with information on
soil testing, seeds, plants, equipment, supplies, weeds, diseases
and pests, harvesting and storage. It’s been designed for
people interested in starting their first garden, but I’ll bet some
of you old time gardeners could come by and pick up some useful
information for yourself, and maybe even pass on a piece of your
the date, Tuesday April 17th at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library in
Center Barnstead at 730PM. This event is being brought to you
by the Barnstead Community Grange in Cooperation with the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library. Anyone interested in getting more
information on the meeting or the Barnstead Community Grange just
search Barnstead Community Grange on Facebook, RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or just
come on down, refreshments will be served.
President Of School District Governance Association Of NH To Address
Belknap County Republican Committee
Belknap County Republican Committee (BCRC) has announced that their
next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30
p.m. at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Rd, Gilford, NH.
month’s guest speaker is Donna Green, President of the School
District Governance Association of New Hampshire. According to their
website, the SDGA NH was created “to establish a forum for past and
present school district elected officials and others with elected
fiduciary responsibility over a school budget.”
Green will share details of the organization’s mission, which is to
“educate and empower elected school district officials so they can
effectively assert their lawful authority and be responsive to their
electorate.” She will also share information about past
activities, accomplishments, and future plans for the Association.
focus on the upcoming November elections, the Committee invites any
Republican residents of Belknap County who may be interested in
running for office at the State and County levels to attend the
April 11 meeting. The Committee will also be announcing the
details of this year’s June 1st annual Lincoln Day fund raising
cruise on the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee, which has
attracted more than 500 people in the past.
County GOP meetings are open to ALL Republicans and like-minded
Independents. Per their usual meeting format, if you’re interested
in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before
the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:00 pm.
Committee again encourages its members to continue to bring
non-perishable food items for donation to local food pantries.
more information, please check the Committee’s website at
www.BelknapCountyGOP.org or send an email to
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Barnstead Elementary School on Friday, April 6th at 6pm for a
spaghetti dinner and a performance of “Beauty and the Beast” by the
Hampstead Stage Company. This event is free and open to the public
and is sponsored by the Barnstead Adventure Zone and the Oscar Foss
at the library on Friday, April 13th at 6pm for a free night at the
movies! We will be showing “Coco” (PG) and providing popcorn.
Pajamas and cuddling items are always welcome.
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org)
for more information about 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.
it going to take to get the voters in Barnstead to show up for the
school meeting? The school meeting on March 24th had 1/2 as many
people as the Town Meeting on March 17th.
puzzling because the potential tax increase could be significantly
higher. Luckily enough, concerned voters showed up to vote down the
salary increases. The salary and benefits average about 3% per year.
Between 2012 and 2017 your town portion of taxes went up 13% while
the school was doubled that at 26%.
your job give you a 3% increase yearly? Do the elderly and retired
get a 3% increase yearly? It’s time to put a stop to the out of
control salaries and benefits and keep our tax burden at its current
level or lower. Watch for the special school meeting to address
these issues and please attend to make your voices heard.
Katherine V. Vangjel
Franklin - Katherine V. Vangjel (Big Gramma), 89 of Franklin,
passed away at her home on Saturday, March 17, 2018, after a
short period of failing health. Katherine was born in Northfield to
parents James and Irene (Higley) Vangjel and grew up in Northfield
attending Tilton - Northfield schools. Katherine raised her
daughter in Concord and was a homemaker and a caretaker for many
Katherine loved spending time with her family and visiting the North
Country. She loved people and was a magnet to children.
Her hobbies included search-a-word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, bingo
and card games.
Katherine was pre-deceased by her seven sisters; Rosey Vangjel,
Annie Gregory, Eleanor Belisle, Christina Bilodeau, Sophie Copp,
Dorothy Riley, Marion Nowak and a brother Peter Vangjel.
survived by her daughter Mary Pyne (Little Gramma) and her
husband Robert (and family pet, Allie Marie) of Barnstead, NH; her
granddaughter, Melinda Wilson of Gilmanton, NH; two great-grandsons,
Evan Wilson and Landon Wilson of Gilmanton, NH, who were the “loves
of her life”; one sister Lillian (Marie) Belisle; a brother Leo
Vangjel; several nieces and nephews and two very dear friends,
Esther Gilbert and Evalyn Sylvester of Franklin, who were always
just a phone call away whenever she needed them.
will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held at
a later date. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the
Franklin VNA, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.