Barnstead NH News

June 6, 2018


South Barnstead Cemetery Association annual meeting will be on June 10, 2018 10:00 AM at the South Barnstead Church, Route 126, Center Barnstead, NH.



The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (serving Barnstead & Pittsfield) had an Induction Ceremony at its monthly meeting and welcomes its newest members Gary and Wanda Mullen from Barnstead to the club. If you like having fun with friends and the good feeling you get from helping others please contact membership chair Ed Vien at 435-5052 for more  info.



Mark L. Jannini Jr. of Center Barnstead was one of nearly 520 students who were awarded bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies held on May 20 in Canton, New York.


Jannini is a member of the Class of 2018 and majored in environmental studies-government. Jannini received the degree of bachelor of arts. Jannini attended Prospect Mountain High School.


Congratulations, Mark!



Central VNA Offers “Living Well While Aging”


Alton - Free and open to the public, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice invites you to Living Well While Aging on June 20th at the Alton Senior Center, 7 Pearson Road, Alton.  The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., with time for questions and answers.  All are welcome.


Susan Kelly, MPA OT/L, CEAS, is an occupational therapist who has been providing homecare in the Lakes Region for over 20 years.  She will discuss strategies and practical techniques to help you live well while aging.  Some of the topics to be discussed will include: healthy foods and nutrition, fall prevention, home safety modifications and exercise.  An information packet will be provided.


This presentation, like all Central VNA offerings, is free and open to the public.  Come learn some new tips and tricks, and make your silver years, or those of an aging parent, happy, healthy and full of life.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Family Movie Night!


Join us at the library on Friday, June 8th at 6:00pm for a free night at the movies! We will be showing “Early Man” (PG) and providing popcorn. Pajamas and cuddling items are always welcome.


Summer Reading at the Library!


Registration for our 2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!” will begin June 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 and begin 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.



Grand Opening Of The Barnstead Farmers Market


Please join us Saturday, June 9th, 2018, from 9:00am to 12noonish, for the third annual GRAND OPENING of the BARNSTEAD FARMERS MARKET! We are located on the corner of RTE 28 and Maple Street in Center Barnstead!


The market features over 16 Vendors and offers a wonderful variety of market goods such as vegetables, herbs, maple syrup, honey, various plants, local meats, smoked bacon and cheese, breads, jams and jellies, delicious baked goods and pies, beautiful flowers, homemade and unique crafts and always FREE coffee.


New this year: please check The Suncook Valley Sun for your $5 coupon located in our ad! We accept MC/Visa and are a participating member of the Food Stamp Program accepting EBT!


Our GRAND OPENING will have lots of surprises, including a petting zoo for the kids, FREE shopping bags, and don’t forget to ask the manager for your FREE magnet! MUSIC: The market will feature a Special Guest Appearance by CHRIS BONOLI, who will be playing acoustic music all morning!!


The Barnstead Area Community FARMERS MARKET was developed to provide a venue for local area agricultural business to expand their consumer base and also to provide the local and nearby communities to have a one stop shopping place for their consumables. This market also supports local artisans, nonprofit organizations and craftsman.


For more info, please contact Lori Mahar at 603-269-2329, Email: or check the Facebook Page/Barnstead Farmers Market and/or website:





After their Annual Pizza Luncheon, the Locke Lake Social Club went to the races.  Yes, they had there own stall of horses, made by Dennis and Diane Norton.  Pictured are  the six horses used in the table horse racing. It was a fun time, betting which one would win and using the dice to determine the winning horse. Our next event will be on Saturday, June 23rd at Noon.  It will be our Wine and Cheese Party provided by the club.  Members are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  













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