Barnstead NH News

June 20, 2018


Congratulations to Center Barnstead resident, Kathryn Mary McGinnis who has been named to Husson University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester.


McGinnis is a senior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program.


Students who make the Dean’s List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.60 to 3.79 during the period.



Ice Cream Social & Pick-a-Prize Raffle Wed., July 11, 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Bow Lake Grange Hall, 569 Province Road, Strafford, 4:00-8:00 PM, sponsored by the Strafford Women’s Club. Create your sundae from several ice cream flavors and delicious toppings - $3 for a small sundae; $4 for a large. Add a homemade brownie for fifty cents. Bring your friends & summer guests. Plenty of indoor seating for enjoying your sundae and socializing. Tickets sold at the door for sundaes and the Pick-a-Prize Raffle to be drawn at the end of the second social, August 8. Strafford Women’s Club fundraisers benefit college scholarships and community projects. Call 664-2615.



Congratulations to Mariah McGinnis- Marston of Center Barnstead who has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester.


To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.



Democrat Candidates For Congress And Governor 

To Speak In Gilmanton


Two speakers will headline July’s meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats— Congressional District 1 Candidate Chris Pappas and Gubernatorial Candidate Molly Kelly. All local Democrats and left-leaning Independents are invited to attend this continuing series of meetings focusing on November’s mid-term elections. 


Chris Pappas is a proud product of Manchester public schools, small business owner, and community leader. After graduating Harvard College in 2002, Chris returned to New Hampshire to help run his family’s business, the Puritan Backroom Restaurant. He began his public service to the community by being elected as a State Representative in 2002, serving two terms, and was subsequently elected to two terms as the Treasurer of Hillsborough County. Since 2013, Pappas has represented District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council. 


Molly Kelly is a former five term NH State Senator out of Keene. While in the Senate, she served as the Chair of the Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council, on the NH Rail Authority, and on the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment.  As a former single mother working her way through college, NH’s education system and focus on workforce development are two issues Kelly cares deeply about. Molly believes that growing up the second of 11 children, taught her an important lesson: if one is to succeed, then all must succeed. 


The guest speakers will be followed by actions items and community organizing. These monthly meetings give you the opportunity to learn about local and state political issues and how you can participate in making a difference.  You will share the evening with like-minded individuals and have the chance to express your opinions and experiences.


This meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats will be held on Monday, July 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Wagner Barn at 63 French Road in Gilmanton.   Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm.


This meeting is open to all residents of Alton, Barnstead, 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.


This communication does not infer an endorsement or favorability of any kind to any Democratic candidates actively engaged in competitive primary contests.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Barnstead Bakers Cookbook Club


Do you like to cook? Want to experiment with some new recipes? Join our Cookbook Club at the library! Each month members will check out a cookbook from our collection and try out one of the recipes. Members will meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5pm at the library. Each member will bring along samples of the recipe they tried for a potluck, a copy of the recipe for other group members, and their reviews/suggestions and cooking tips! We will display the reviews with the cookbooks so other community members can benefit from your recommendations.


DIY Natural Beauty Products

Want a fresh, new look for summer? Join Danielle and Melissa at the library on June 28th at 6pm to create all-natural beauty products! Some of the things we will be making include, eye shadow and eyeliner, lip balm, facial cleanser, and lotion bars. All items will be created from natural, organic materials. There will be a small fee of $10 to cover the cost of supplies. Pre-registration is required. You can register online at, or by calling 603-269-3900.


Summer Reading at the Library!

Registration for our 2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!” will begin July 6th and will continue throughout the program. The program will run from July 8th through August 18th, with weekly activities planned for July and August. Our summer reading program is for all ages and materials will be available for participants at the library. There will be many raffles throughout the program, as well as prizes and awards for individuals who complete the program. Participants can register online or at the library beginning July 6th and start logging books July 8th. Check the events calendar on our website for activities or pick up a printed copy at the library. Please call the library at 269-3900 with any questions about the program.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( 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.













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