Barnstead Open Farms Day is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Open
Farms Day event, scheduled for Saturday, July 21st. The self-guided
tour will begin at 10 am, and free maps will be available at most
local stores and all participating farms. Street signs will help
navigate your way. Admission to the farms is free.
your farm tour with a free New England-style pancake breakfast, put
on by the Center Barnstead Christian Church, located next to the
Town Hall. They will be serving visitors from 9 am to 10:30 am.
your family and friends, and spend the day with us!
more information, please contact Robin Donovan at 269-5591, or Don
Walker at 753-2340.
Local Resident Earns Degree From WGU
Gagnon of Center Barnstead has received her Bachelor of Science in
Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online,
nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Florida); 65th
(Seattle, Washington); and 66th (Las Vegas, Nevada) commencement
ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of
more than 15,000 students from across the country.
University Of New Hampshire’s Dean’s List For The Spring 2018
following local students have been named to the Dean’s List at the
University of New Hampshire for the spring 2018 semester.
Symonds of Barnstead, NH with Honors
Brown of Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Benjamin Hallman of Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Mousseau of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Shaw of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Shaw of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Angelique Georges of Center Barnstead, NH with High Honors
Hall of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Carazzo of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Lacourse of Center Barnstead, NH with High Honors
Katherine Lesnyk of Center Barnstead, NH with High Honors
Kelley of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Unzen of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Stohlberg of Center Barnstead, NH with High Honors
Blunt of Epsom, NH with Honors
Christian Murchison of Epsom, NH with Highest Honors
Pagano of Epsom, NH with High Honors
Miner of Epsom, NH with Honors
Lachance of Gilmanton, NH with Highest Honors
Morrison of Gilmanton, NH with Honors
Bates of Chichester, NH with High Honors
Samantha Corwin of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Faiella of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Ohrenberger of Northwood, NH with High Honors
Bettencourt of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Wadleigh of Northwood, NH with Honors
McKenzie Moehlmann of Northwood, NH with Honors
LeBlanc of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Getman of Northwood, NH with Honors
Skehan of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH with Honors
Cortlynn Danby of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH with High Honors
Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire
are students who have earned recognition through their superior
scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time
course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded
to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or
better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average
are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is
3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.
Letter To The Editor
rejoiced when Chris Pappas announced he would run for New
Hampshire’s First Congressional District. Carol Shea Porter had just
announced her retirement, and we needed a strong Democrat to step up
and fight to keep her seat blue. Chris was ready.
known Chris since he was a boy. I was his minister for several years
and then his neighbor. I had a conversation with Chris when he
was a teenager in which he told me his plan to prepare for public
service. I was pleased to hear this because I knew even then that
Chris would be an excellent public servant.
went by, I paid attention as Chris served in the New Hampshire House
of Representatives for two terms and on the Executive Council for
three terms, all the while running the Puritan Backroom Restaurant
in Manchester. Chris has served New Hampshire well in unsung ways
and in so doing has learned much that prepares him for service to
his country in the House of Representatives.
Chris speak again a few nights ago. He is articulate, knowledgeable,
courageous and clear in his positions. He listens carefully and
answers candidly. He is a people person and is committed to care for
his constituents just as he has cared for those who work for him.
But he embodies a wider vision: a patriot’s vision to rebuild the
care for the common good that will protect democracy. I am convinced
he will do good in Washington and will make us here at home proud.
for Chris Pappas on September 11.
Reverend Gayle Whittemore
Letter To The Editor
Hampshire’s Legislative Chicanery
recent opinion letter printed in the Concord Monitor took aim at the
way that New Hampshire funds its education responsibilities.
The fact that the residents of this great state allowed the
Legislature to thumb its nose at the Supreme Court decision in the
Claremont case needs to be brought back to light.
shirked its responsibilities by “low-balling” what an adequate cost
of educating a child was, and then established a sleazy solution by
creating a State Real Estate Tax to fund it.
2016 – 2017 school year, not only did the Legislature decide that an
adequate education for a K through twelve student costs $3,636, when
the Office of School Finance, published that the average cost of
educating a child in this state is $18,216, they again slapped the
taxpayers in the face by funding it with their sham State Education
Real Estate Tax.
they possibly believe that this relieves the onerous burden of
funding schools in this state by constantly passing down the actual
costs to local municipalities?
According to the same statistical source, Local and State Real
Estate Taxes provided 90% of total school funding in 2016 – 2017.
need only to look at the politicians who continuously take the
idiotic “No Broad Base Tax Pledge” for the cause of this
disproportionate reliance on Real Estate Taxes to fund our schools.
The cowards hide behind the pledge instead of resolving the
Remember to VOTE in November!
Center Barnstead Resident Cycle Toward $52 Million Goal In The 2018
will ride to fundraise for live-saving cancer research and patient
care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
4 and 5, one rider from Center Barnstead, NH will cycle up to 192
miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last
year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical
cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
PMC weekend, over 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states and seven
countries will gather in Massachusetts to participate in the PMC.
Riders include everyone from seasoned triathletes to weekend
warriors and range in age from 15 to 84. Many ride to honor a family
member or friend lost to, or being treated for cancer, and more than
850 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients
themselves, and considered Living Proof® of the PMC mission.
Designed to cater to all levels of cycling and fundraising ability,
the PMC offers 12 different routes, varying in mileage and
difficulty, that pass through 46 towns across the Commonwealth, with
starting lines in Sturbridge, Wellesley and Bourne. Cyclists are
required to raise between $600 and $8,000, depending on the chosen
route, though the average cyclist raises more than $7,000, which
exemplifies the spirit of the PMC and its riders. Volunteers,
spectators, donors and sponsors are also part of the camaraderie on
ride weekend, all working together in hopes of one day eradicating
surpassing our goal and raising $51 million for Dana-Farber last
year, we are excited to keep the momentum going as we approach our
39th PMC ride weekend,” said Billy Starr, founder and executive
director of the PMC. “We are continuously humbled by the dedication
and generosity of our riders, volunteers, donors, sponsors and
community members – it’s thanks to them that the PMC is able to make
such an immense impact on the fight against cancer. We hope everyone
has a safe and enjoyable ride weekend and can’t wait to see you all
out on the road.”
donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to
Dana-Farber through the its fundraising arm, the Jimmy Fund, and is
the institute’s largest single contributor, raising more than 53
percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. In 2017, the PMC gave a
record gift of $51 million to Dana-Farber, bringing it’s 38-year
contribution to a total of more than $598 million since its
inception in 1980.
is presented by the Red Sox Foundation® and New Balance®. To make a
financial contribution to a rider from your town or become a virtual
rider, visit www.pmc.org,
or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PanMass2018 on Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
luck to the following participant from Center Barnstead: Paul
Canterbury Shaker Village Arts Week
Tuesday, July 17th – Saturday, July 21st, 2018
Week signals the beginning of a new Artist in Residence program at
the Village. Five adjudicated artists will live and work at the
Village, collaborating to create site-specific work.
Additionally, a number of special performances and programs are
scheduled throughout the week, which includes tours, a free family
day on Wednesday, music, dance, sculpture, and theatre!
week culminates on Saturday, July 21st at 4:30pm with a wine and
cheese reception followed by a collaborative music and dance
performance in the Meeting House.
from The Bang Group, a New York based company, along with dancers of
Boston’s LCTC will perform a contemporary dance inspired by the
Shakers, and accompanied, in part, by a live performance by the
General admission rates for Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday.
admission on Wednesday’s Family Day with $10 tours at 11am & 2pm.
Saturday reception and The Zealous Laborers, Act II performance is
$25 for adults, $15 for youth (6-17) and students with ID.
purchase tickets in advance: $25/adult online
Summer 2018 visual artists are: Ray Ciemny, Toni Jo Coppa, Abba
Cudney, Alison Palizzolo, and Teresa Taylor.
Foss Memorial Library News
on Thursday, July 26th at 6pm to listen to music and decorate the
library with chalk art and song lyrics! This program is for tweens
and teens ages 9-18.
join in the fun on Friday, July 27th at 6pm for an outdoor family
game night! We will have several outdoor games available and
individuals can participate in a “HORSE” tournament on the
About the Concertina!
Friday, July 27th at 6:30pm Mel Epstein will be at the library to
discuss the history and workings of the Concertina. Mel will also be
playing some songs on his own Anglo Concertina for everyone to
the library on Saturday, July 28th at 11am for some Lego building
fun! Legos will be provided and all the creative constructions will
be displayed in the library for the summer. This event is open to
all ages. Some light refreshments will be served.
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.
With Our Hands – Central VNA Offers Grief Arts Workshop On July 26
- Our grief can leave us at a loss for words. Our habitual
ways of talking may feel like they no longer suit the sea of
feelings, thoughts, and questions in our bodies, minds, and spirits.
Our grief can also be so very personal. Even within a caring
family, each individual often grieves the death of a loved one quite
differently, especially across ages or generations.
the past few months, individuals and families of all ages have
joined Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice in a series of workshops
we call Arts, Music, Nature, and Hope. The workshops invite
individuals and families to come together in a shared activity –
forming a clay luminary, creating a handmade memory book, painting,
playful writing, shaping a musical melody and more to remember and
celebrate a loved one.
into wells of creativity, children as young as 5 and folks
“seasoned” beyond 80 have participated. Some came as a family.
Others brought a friend or came on their own. Some were
remembering children. Others held parents, spouses, or friends
in their hearts. Some losses were years ago, some quite
recent. Some participants spent the entire workshop in one
activity. Others got their hands messy in many. There
was quietness, experimentation, laughter, and tears.
some found this path of healing so meaningful, they choose to return
as guest artists to share their own creative passions with others.
Our next workshop will be Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 – 8:00pm in
Laconia. Activities will include scrap-booking with April
Ellis, beading with Madi Hendrick, fly-tying with Dan Kusch, and
creative writing with Page Coulter.
interested in scrap-booking are encouraged to bring 10 photos or
mementos to create a 2-page spread. April has papers, cutting
tools, adhesives, acid-free pens, templates, and ideas for layout
and journaling to help you get started. Madi will have all of
the beading materials you need, but you are welcome to bring your
own beads to use or share. Page says just come as you are or
bring a favorite pen and writing notebook. Dan will have fish
hooks of all sizes, feathers, hairs, furs, and sparkles of all
shades and textures to create a sleek mayfly or a gaudy display.
workshop is free and open to the public and you take home what you
create. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice’s Bereavement Care
Coordinator, Dan Kusch, at 524-8444 or
register, for location details, and with any questions.
The Rockin Daddios Will Be Featured At The Barnstead Parade
On Saturday July 21 St –6 To 8Pm With Melodies Of The
Rockin Daddios bring back some of the best loved songs of the
doo-wop style with accent on harmonies and fun lyrics. The songs
are family friendly and guaranteed to warm your heart and bring a
smile to your face.
Rockin Daddios consist of Lakes Region residents- Jim Rogata, Bo
Guyer, Drew Seneca and our own local resident Angelo Gentile.
your chair and your dancing shoes and enjoy! There is no alcohol
allowed on the Parade Grounds.