Pittsfield High School Class of 1984 Reunion
Attention All PHS Class of 1984 members- We are starting to plan for
our 35th High School Reunion!! (next year) Our first meeting
is on Wed., Sept. 19 at 6:30pm at Laurie Deane Vien’s house (132
Ingalls Rd). Please come to the meeting if you’d like to help.
We would like to hear from our classmates with ideas for the
reunion. If you can’t make it to the meeting, feel free to
call Andi Grainger Riel at 435-6346, email at
or find me on Facebook!
Barnstead Historical will be meeting Thursday, August 23rd at 6pm at
the Barnstead Town Hall for a “Pot Luck Supper” and meeting to
follow at 7pm.
Winchester will be the guest speaker, topic: The Center Barnstead
School House of 1880. If you have pictures of the School House or
any information about the building and would like to bring them it
would be very much appreciated.
and join us for an interesting evening we look forward to having you
join us and let’s keep Barnstead’s History alive!!!
September 8th, from 9:00am to 12N, The Barnstead Farmers Market is
showcasing some local artists! If you would like to participate,
contact us right away, space is limited!
join us to support our local art community. There will be music by
Mark Newton & Nancy Frizzell representing an acoustic Folk Rock
sound, lots of shopping fun at the market and unique art
demonstrations by some creative individuals. The Farmers Market is
located at the Maple Street Church, 96 Maple Street, Center
Barnstead NH. For more information please visit our website:
www.barnsteadfarmersmarket.club or call Lori Mahar at
603269-2329 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention All Pie Bakers And Pie Lovers!
love to bake pie? Do you love to eat pie? If you
answered, “yes” to either question, then the Pie Table at the End of
Summer Block Party on August 25 at Oscar Foss Memorial Library is
the place for you. You can enter your homemade pie in the Pie
Bake Off and try a sample of all the pies entered and then buy a
slice of your favorite.
Bake Off is being hosted by Center Barnstead Christian Church and
you can pre-register to enter a pie in the Bake Off by going to our
You can also register in person when you drop off your pie at the
Pie Table on August 25th from 11am to 12pm.
have a junior category for young bakers aged 17 and under and an
adult category for everyone older than 17. You will need to submit
two identical pies that are at least 8” and the pie filling must be
completely home-made. We will have no ability to refrigerate
the pies. Also, we recommended you submit your pie in a disposable
pie pan because no pie pans will be returned. You will need to drop
off your pies between 11am and 12pm on August 25 at the Pie Table
behind the Library. We will judge the pies starting at 12pm and
announce the winner at 1pm.
some exciting prizes lined up for the winners. After 1pm you will be
able to purchase a bite size sample of each of the pies submitted or
purchase a slice of any pie. All samples and slices will be
sold by donation. All proceeds will be going to our Christmas Gift
Fund. We use this fund to purchase gifts for families in
Barnstead who need a little extra support during the Christmas
season and to send shoeboxes packed with gifts overseas via
Operation Christmas Child. If you have any questions please call
Center Barnstead Christian Church at (603) 269-8831
To The Editor
Pledge” – No Broad Based Taxes In New Hampshire
Hampshire politicians love to stand behind “The Pledge” of no new
broad based taxes. To say that there are no broad based taxes
in this state is a bald-faced lie. What do they call the following
taxes, fees and permits paid by individuals and businesses?
Business Enterprise Tax – Mostly Payroll Tax
Business Profits Tax – Income Tax
Medicaid Enhancement Tax – Sales Tax
Facility Quality Assessment – Sales Tax
Railroad Tax – Personal Property Tax
Tax – Personal Property Tax
Interest & Dividends Tax – Income Tax
and Rooms Tax – Sales Tax
Estate Transfer Tax – Sales Tax
Electricity Consumption Tax – Sales Tax
Communication Services Tax – Sales Tax
Insurance Premium Tax – Sales Tax
Tobacco, Beer & Liquor Taxes – Sales Tax
Toll & Fuel Taxes – Sales & Use Taxes
& Gravel Extraction Taxes – Sales Taxes
Local Real Estate Taxes – Valuation Taxes
Municipal Registration and Title Fees – Use Taxes
Building, Electrical & Plumbing Permits – Property Use Taxes
other state & local fees and permits – Taxes.
so scary about a Personal Income Tax that is based on ability to
pay? Rich donors don’t like it. What is so scary about a
Sales Tax that excludes food, clothing and medicines? The border
stores will lose their beer and tobacco sales, and will have to
collect it. Well they collect it now for Meals & Rooms Taxes.
for those who refuse to take “The Pledge” in November!
Foss Memorial Library News
Saturday, August 25th Dudley Laufman will be joining us for Contra
Dancing during our summer block party! This event will begin at 12pm
in the Parks and Recreation basketball court area next to the
library’s annual book sale will take place during our summer block
party on Saturday, August 25th beginning at 11am. Books will be
available to purchase by donation, as well as some baked items.
on Saturday, August 25th beginning at 11am for our Summer Block
Party and help us say goodbye to summer with a bang!
book and bake sale will open.
dogs/chips/soda will be available by donation .
the signs to Yoga on the Riverfront with Mary Ellen Shannon.
painting and instrument making for kids will begin in the parking
food truck Baked, Brewed & Organically Moo’ed will be here!
entries to the pie bake-off need to be submitted by this time!
dancing with Dudley Laufman will begin in the Parks and Recreation
basketball court area next to the Library.
Children’s games and activities will start on the library lawn.
bake-off winners will be announced and remaining pie will be
available by donation.
Reading ending packets will be awarded and raffle prize winners will
House Cup winning team will be announced.
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.
Third Annual Holiday Craft Fair located at the Maple Street Church,
96 Maple St., Center Barnstead, is scheduled from 9:00a.m. to
2:00p.m. The Barnstead Farmers Market and Maple Street Church are
sponsoring this year’s Holiday Craft Fair on November 17th, 2018! We
are seeking craftsmen, farmer’s market type products and anything
that is homemade and unique. We are also seeking lunch vendors,
especially farm to table, homemade soups, or sandwiches. Please
contact Lori Mahar for an application. Call: 603-269-2329 or email:
Barnstead Parks & Rec Summer Concert Series
Saturday, August 25th join us at the Barnstead Parade Grounds for
our last concert of the Summer. The concert is from 6-8pm
Organized Chaos Band is a 4 piece band with a classic rock influence
and a modern sound. Consisting of Bassist-Alex Amann, Drummer-Riley
McCartney, Keyboardist and Vocalist- Dakota Smart, and Guitarist and
Vocalist- Luciano Monzione. They are well known in local bars and
restaurants around the lakes region and beyond. They have been
playing for the last two years and in that time have gained a
following through their shows, and have even played along side
national recording artists. Always keeping the crowd moving with
classic hits and twists on favorite tunes, Organized Chaos is in the
midst of recording their debut album of all originals. For more
information about the band and to contact them for booking
inquiries, please visit -www.organizedchaosofficial.com.
Barnstead Historical Society will selling refreshments. So bring
your chair and your dancing shoes and enjoy the music!