Barnstead Firefighters Association 5K Road Race/Fun Walk
Barnstead Firefighters Association is pleased to announce its 7th
annual 5K Road Race and Fun Walk to start at the Barnstead Parade
grounds on August 18 at 9am.
course is an “out and back” that follows the Suncook River from the
Parade to the intersection with Rt. 126 and then returns to the
Parade along the same route for the Finish. The race course is
USATF certified for accuracy and is considered flat and fast.
Refreshments will follow the race.
Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Barnstead
Pre-registration is $20 and must be received by August 14, 2018.
Registration forms are available at www.bfr06.com; Email:
Call: 603-312-5648. Online registration is also available at
Race Day Registration is $25.
see you at the races!
Foss Memorial Library News
at the Beach!
Wednesday, July 18th Miss Christy will be at the Town Beach for our
summer time Songs & Stories at 11am. Join us for some fun and sun!
month we will pick several graphic novels that go with a theme. Each
club member will choose a graphic novel that falls under the theme
to read and the group will then meet to discuss their books the
following month. The group will also discuss ideas for developing a
comicon at the library, cosplay workshops and how to write and
illustrate your own graphic novels. Maddison will lead the group on
the third Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm. The next meeting will
take place on July 18th. Members are welcome to stick around and
read or volunteer to help out around the library until we close at
6pm! This club is for individuals age 12 and up. Call Maddison with
any questions at 603-269-3900 or email at
at dusk, around 7pm, to watch a movie outside the library on our big
screen! Bring a comfy blanket or chair and the library will provide
England Farm Houses
Friday, July 20th at 7pm Thomas Hubka will be discussing his award
winning book “Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The
Connected Farm Houses of New England” at the town hall. Learn about
architecture unique to Northern New England, focusing on several
case studies that show how farmers converted their typical separate
house and barns into connected farmsteads. This is a NH Humanities
sponsored event, hosted by the Barnstead Historical Society and the
Oscar Foss Memorial Library.
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.
Barnstead Summer Concert
14th at 6-8pm at the Bandstand on the Parade Ground’s. Bring your
chair and dancing shoes. There is “no alcohol” allowed on the
grounds. We look forward seeing you.
a fresh spin on traditional Celtic music, the Jordan TW Trio
delivers a dynamic show full of foot-stompin’ fiddle tunes and
classic Irish songs. Fiddler/singer Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki (“Master
Artist” NH State Council On The Arts, “Best Fiddler” NH Magazine) is
joined by fellow New Hampshire natives Matt Jensen on guitar and
Chris Noyes on upright bass.
shows blend the music of Ireland and Scotland with their own
original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique
sound that has been described as a “larger-than-life” and “brisk,
lean and exceedingly lovely.” They have appeared live on NHPR’s “The
Folk Show,” been featured on WMUR’s “New Hampshire Chronicle,” and
perform regularly at listening rooms, community concerts and
festivals around New England. More info at
great sadness I, Matthew Banko, announce the passing of my best
friend and father and a long time resident of Barnstead, NH, Joseph
J. Banko on June 26, 2018.
the husband of the late Mary C. Banko of Salem, MA. He is survived
by his son Matthew and daughters Ann Marie and Jean. In addition to
his children he is survived by his brothers Gregory of MN, John of
PA and Robert of FL and sisters Mary Long of NY, Margaret Helms of
PA, Joan Miller of ND, Ann Strange of PA, and the late Carole Cook
of MA and Gerri Sprenkle of PA, as well as grandchildren Ashley,
Catherine, Eric, Hannah, Keith, Matthew, Vanessa and Victor.
private service is scheduled