Barnstead NH News

July 25, 2018


Ice Cream Social & Pick-a-Prize Raffle Wed., August 8, 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 social, August 8. Strafford Women’s Club fundraisers benefit college scholarships and community projects. Call 664-2615.



Year Rounders Bowling League Starts Aug. 30th


The Year Rounders candlepin bowling league is looking for new men and women to join our teams.We bowl three strings at Boutwells Bowling Center in Concord on Thursdays starting Aug. 30th at 11:30 A.M. and continue weekly into May. 


The cost is just $12 with a $1.50 going towards a late spring banquet.This is friendly non serious competition with people who enjoy bowling and sharing good times with friends. 


If interested please contact Peter Rothwell at 776-1483.Come join our league and make some new friends.



Democratic Candidate Series Continues In Barnstead


All local Democrats and left-leaning Independents are invited to attend August’s meeting in the continuing series focusing on November’s mid-term elections. Deaglan McEachern and Naomi Andrews, Congressional District 1 Candidates, will speak at the August meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton. 


Deaglan McEachern is a New Hampshire native living in Portsmouth and working in the technology sector.  He co-founded the NH Business Owners Organization that helps small business become established.  In two years, the membership has grown to 2000 members.  He supports a fully-funded Planned Parenthood, protection of Social Security and Medicare, membership in the Paris Climate Accord, and an end to gerrymandering.  Deaglan believes that all citizens should have a voice in their government.


Naomi Andrews grew up in Epping and has worked for over a decade as Congress-woman Carol Shea-Porter’s campaign manager or chief of staff and is proud to have the Congresswoman’s endorsement. She supports people of any age to buy into Medicare and the government’s ability to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs. Andrews will work to re-introduce the Veterans Health Equality Act to restore the VA Medical Center in Manchester to a full service hospital.  She is an advocate for renewable energy, safe water, and clean air.   


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.


The August meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats on Monday, August 6 at 6:30 pm will be held at the Barnstead Town Hall, 108 South Barnstead Road, Barnstead.  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


Song Writing Workshop

Teens, join Lindsey on Thursday, August 2nd at 6pm for a song writing workshop! Learn how to create found poetry at the library and put it to music.


Read With Mack!

Need a little practice reading or just love dogs? Register to read to Mack our very special Reading Therapy Dog. Mack will be at the library on Thursday, August 2nd at 6-7pm, and Thursday, August 16th at 3-4pm. Sessions will run for 15 minutes per family. Come in to the library or call 269-3900 to sign up for a session, or two!


Create Your Own Graphic Novel!

On Friday, August 3rd at 6pm cartoonist Marek Bennett will be at the library for a graphic novel workshop. Learn to write and illustrate your very own graphic novel which can be displayed at our first annual Lakes Region Comic Con! This event is for ages 9-18 and preregistration is required. You can register online at or by calling 269-3900.


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.



Barnstead Concert Series Presents Chris Bonoli & The Blues Monsters

On Saturday night, July 28, the Barnstead Concert Series will present local resident Chris Bonoli & the Blues Monsters from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Barnstead Parade grounds located off of Route 28.


Chris and the Blues Monsters play a selection of familiar blues, rock and contemporary music!  Chris’s band will feature Gunnar Stohlberg will be on bass, Marty Wintje on lead Guitar and Lowell Webber on drums and Chris Bonoli on rhythm guitar.


Along with assorted delicious baked goods, refreshments will also include pies and lemonade provided by the Congregational Church of North Barnstead – so plan to eat your Saturday night dessert on the Parade! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and family for a relaxing summer evening of music.


For further information feel free to contact the Barnstead Town Hall, or Chris Bonoli at 603-340-1468 or email:













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