Barnstead NH News

July 4, 2018


Congratulations to Gabrielle Beijer of Center Barnstead, who was named to the Merrimack College Dean’s List for Spring 2018.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Children’s Summer Reading Activities


The library will begin our weekly summer programs the week of July 8th. Rhyme Time (babies & toddlers) will be held on Tuesdays at 11am, Songs & Stories (preschoolers) will be held Wednesdays at 10am, and Arts & Crafts (all ages) will be held Wednesdays at 10:30am. For more information about our summer activities, please check our events calendar online or pick up a copy at the library. Remember to register for our summer reading program, beginning July 6th!


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, July 12th at 4-5pm, 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! 


90’s Name That Tune!

Join Danielle on Thursday, July 12th at 6pm for a 90’s themed version of the classic Name That Tune game. Come as a team or join others for a chance to win some prizes!


Musical Heads Up!

Teens, join Lindsey at the library on Thursday, July 12th at 6pm to play the classic game of Heads Up with a musical twist! 


Family Movie Night!

Join us at the library on Friday, July 13th at 6:00pm for a free night at the movies! We will be showing “Mary Poppins” (PG) and providing popcorn. Pajamas and cuddling items are always welcome.


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.



Belknap County Republicans To Host Dinner And Hear From CD2 Candidate Stewart Levenson And Many Other Candidates


The Belknap County Republican Committee is holding their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia VFW, 143 Court St, Laconia, NH.


The Committee is pleased to announce that 2ndDistrict Congressional Candidate Stewart Levenson will be addressing the Committee.  Dr. Levenson will share his reasons for running for Congress and explain his position on the various issues our nation is facing.  In addition, with the candidate signup period having ended on June 15, here’s your opportunity to hear from the many incumbents who signed up to run again as well as our many new candidates. 


To celebrate a very successful fund-raising cruise on the M/S Mount Washington on June1, the Committee will be hosting a pizza and soft drink dinner for those attending the meeting in the relaxed atmosphere of the VFW where we can also thank so many veterans for their service to our country. 


Belknap County GOP meetings are open to ALL Republicans and like-minded Independents. The Committee recommends that you arrive as early as 5:00 pm to partake in the pizza dinner prior to the start of the meeting at 6:30 pm, or to socialize with other members.


And, once again, the Committee encourages its members to continue to bring non-perishable food items for donation to local food pantries.


For more information about the Committee, please check the Committee’s website at or send an email to




Pearl E. Michaud

June 22, 1952-June 19, 2018


Pearl E. Michaud of Center Barnstead, NH, passed away early Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Concord Hospital.


She leaves her two sons, Mitchell Michaud of Barnstead and daughter-in-law, Sonia of New Durham, Martin Michaud of Center Barnstead. Grandsons Hunter Michaud and Delia of Alaska, Cody Michaud of New Durham; nieces Janelle, Amy, Jodi, Heather; nephews Danny, and wife Michelle, Lloyd, Jr., David, and Aaron; sisters Alice of Beverly, MA, Tammy of Plaistow, NH, Penny of Framingham, MA, and brother Frank Dow of Center Barnstead.


She is predeceased by grandson Avery Michaud, her sister, Holly, her sister, Starr, her brothers Lloyd and Mel. She is also predeceased by both her mother, Phylis and father Lloyd Dow of Maine.


Pearl was raised in Salem and Danvers, MA. She married Ron Michaud and raised two sons.


Pearl was a volunteer firewoman and EMT of the Chichester Fire Department for seven and a half years. Pearl also worked as a nurse’s aid and residential counselor in Concord.


Pearl was a loving and giving person. She enjoyed watching birds and wildlife. She leaves behind family and friends who will miss her.


A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.



Joy Parsons Gilbert

Strafford: “On June 20, 2018 at 7:25 pm Joy Parsons Gilbert, the love of my life, passed from this life and ascended to our Heavenly Father’s house in Heaven.  She was one of the warmest and most loving persons you could ever meet.  She was gifted with artistic ability and had a love for horses and animals and loved her pastime which was riding horses."


Joy was born on January 6, 1956 in Presque Isle, ME; the daughter of Robert F. and Marion (Barnes) Parsons. She attended Burdett College in Boston even though her artistic abilities were drawing and writing calligraphy.  


“She possessed so many virtuous qualities – kindness, gentleness, joy, gladness, goodness, peaceful countenance, steadfastness. I especially enjoyed her child-like faith and silly sense of humor.  Joy was absolutely devoted to God with an immovable, unshakable faith. She touched the lives of all she met and she leaves a uniquely shaped void that no other can fill. My heart goes out to all who loved her and also mourn her passing. I will miss her every single day until I see her again on the other side. RIP dearest friend. You fought the good fight and proved “Valiant” till the end.” (Kim, a very Dear Friend)


She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Gilbert Jr of Strafford; Stepsons, Peter Gilbert and Jonathan Gilbert; Daughters in law, Kathy Gilbert and Emily Ferguson Gilbert all of Rochester; her granddaughter, Julianna Gilbert; her sisters in law, Karen Parsons of Barrington, Mary Gilbert of Portsmouth; Brother in law, Mark Gilbert of Stratham; her cousin Barb Bubar of Ft. Fairfield, ME; her Aunts,  Rowena Rand of Presque Isle, ME and Glendora Pettygrove of NC.


A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:00pm at Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Lee, NH.  Interment will be private at the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. To sign our online guestbook, please go to













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