Congratulations to Gabrielle Beijer of Center Barnstead, who was
named to the Merrimack College Dean’s List for Spring 2018.
Foss Memorial Library News
Children’s Summer Reading Activities
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!
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!
Name That Tune!
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!
join Lindsey at the library on Thursday, July 12th at 6pm to play
the classic game of Heads Up with a musical twist!
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.
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.
County Republicans To Host Dinner And Hear From CD2 Candidate
Stewart Levenson And Many Other Candidates
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.
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.
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.
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.
once again, the Committee encourages its members to continue to
bring non-perishable food items for donation to local food pantries.
more information about the Committee, please check the Committee’s
website at www.BelknapCountyGOP.org or
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
22, 1952-June 19, 2018
E. Michaud of Center Barnstead, NH, passed away early Tuesday, June
19, 2018 at Concord Hospital.
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.
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.
was raised in Salem and Danvers, MA. She married Ron Michaud and
raised two sons.
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.
was a loving and giving person. She enjoyed watching birds and
wildlife. She leaves behind family and friends who will miss her.
Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
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."
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
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)
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
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