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 Parks & Recreation is hosting their first annual fishing
derby on September 23! Stop by from 7am to 12pm for our fishing
derby (ages 13 and up), kids carnival with fun fishing games, and a
cookout starting at 11am! Join us on the rec pond off of Dunbarton
Drive. Please bring your own rod (limited extras available for
kids)! Our cookout will have hotdogs, chips, and drinks, and
donations will go towards Parks & Recreation programs. We hope to
see you there!
Foss Memorial Library News
at the library on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm for a presentation
of New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them. Jeremy
D’Entremont will be here to share the history of New England’s
picturesque lighthouses, primarily focusing on the colorful and
dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. This
program is sponsored by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library and the
Barnstead Historical Society, with funding supported by New
Potter 20th Anniversary Party!
help us celebrate Harry’s 20th anniversary on Thursday, September
27th! We will have a Harry Potter movie marathon beginning at noon
and starting at 6pm we will have Harry Potter themed crafts, snacks
and games. All ages are welcome to join in the fun!
Read Like a Girl
Read Like a Girl is a new book club focusing on women’s stories.
This club will meet at the library on the last Wednesday of each
month at 6pm. Copies of this month’s book, Radium Girls by Kate
Moore, are available at the library. Our first meeting will be on
September 26th which will include discussion of Radium Girls and
brainstorming ideas for future meetings and books.
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.
To Meet Democratic NH House Rep Candidates
November general election is almost here! All local Democrats and
Independents are invited to the last of the Tri-Town Democrats of
Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton’s candidate series’ meetings
focusing on November’s mid-term elections on October 1st. Come
meet four candidates for the NH House of Representatives:
Betty Ann Abbott- District 5 (Gilmanton and Alton), Michelle Carter-
District 5 (Gilmanton and Alton), Kathy Preston- District 7
(Barnstead), and Ruth Larson- District 8 (Alton, Barnstead and
Larson is a retired trial lawyer with a strong focus on education,
health care, and the delegation’s role in county government. She
advocates fully funding the corrections center programs aimed at
treating addiction and curbing recidivism, and she is a strong
supporter of Gunstock and the outside agencies that provide services
such as Meals on Wheels. Ruth will complete her five-year term
on the Gunstock Area Commission in November.
spends most of her time speaking publicly about her life experience
as a Holocaust survivor and her fervent belief in the power of each
person to make the world a better place through tolerance. In
addition to her community involvement and as a business owner in
Barnstead, Kathy served on the school board for 15 years for
Barnstead Elementary School and Prospect Mountain High School. She
is currently serving her third term on the Barnstead Planning Board.
Michelle Carter earned a degree in Biology and worked as a project
manager for a Bio-Medical research company. She went on to
work on the development of science-based educational projects and
was assistant director for a non-profit Children’s Museum.
Michelle taught middle school science and first grade. She
appreciates the ability to research and evaluate information in an
un-biased manner and work toward a common goal.
Ann Abbott has been Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector and a member of
the Select Board. With experience in business, finance,
communications, and management, she and husband Nate own and run
Abbott Business Networks. Betty Ann’s focus is on the wellbeing of
our young people, educating them well, keeping them healthy and
making New Hampshire a place where they want to stay to work and to
raise their families.
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
October meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats on Monday, October 1 at
6:30 pm will be held at the Wagner Barn, 63 French Road, Gilmanton.
Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30
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
visit the “Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton Democrats” Facebook page.
for Ruth Larson for State Representative
past few years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ruth
Larson. Ruth is running for State Representative in District
8, representing Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton.
exceptional in many ways. She is intelligent and motivated and
is an inspiration to me and others. Although considerate and
willing to listen, she is also tough. She has an excellent
work ethic and is not easily swayed from the task at hand.
These are the qualities that Ruth will bring to the office of State
has served as a commissioner for Gunstock for several years and has
become knowledgeable about matters at both the local and county
levels. Her priorities are issues that affect all of us,
regardless of political affiliation. Affordable healthcare,
helping seniors, strengthening public schools and easing the tax
burden on our towns are just some of the topics she will focus on.
She wants to reach across the aisle to find non-partisan solutions
to challenges facing our state. Recently, Ruth has been
introducing herself to voters in our three towns. She would
love to talk to you. Reach out to her if you would like to
discuss a particular subject. Visit her Facebook page to read
more about her.
former attorney, Ruth spent many years defending individuals.
As your representative, she will work tirelessly on your behalf.
She is determined and hardworking and will not give up easily.
November 6th, vote for the person who will always show up at the
State House, fully prepared and ready to work for you. Vote
for the person who will be fair and reasonable in her decisions.
Vote for the person with integrity, good judgment and compassion.
Vote for Ruth Larson!