The Great New England Craft and Artisan Show on July 9th from 10 am to 5pm in the Puddle Dock Field at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth. 100 exhibitors, food trucks, live music, free shuttle and more. See our Facebook page for shuttle pick up points.
2nd annual ” Christmas in July ” sale at New and Again Thrift Store for Charity, from our shed Saturday, July 16th, 10 am – 3 pm. Beautiful holiday items ranging in price from 50 cents to 3 dollars each. Additional sales inside the store at 585 Calef Hwy, Barrington.
Backpack Giveaway on Sunday July 31st from 1-4pm at the Verizon/ Wireless Zone Store 71 Calef Hwy, Lee. We are simply giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies for any elementary school aged child that needs one. While supplies last.
The next Don’t Trash Barrington 1-hour Litter Collection Walk is July 9th from 9:30 to 10:30 am at BeFree Community Church. Bags and litter grabbers are provided. Gloves recommended. Find us on Facebook. A Great opportunity to meet others, get some exercise and clean up our community!
We will walk the Cemetery Trail and Conifer Way, which are at the Samuel A Tamposi Water Supply Reserve (SATWaSR) Tibbetts Rd. entrance (off Hall Rd). We will explore the family home and final resting places of the Tibbetts family. John Wallace will lead us over some shady, wooded trails to visit some very old sites.
Barrington Walkabout: Hiking History
SATWaSR West, ~50 Tibbetts Rd
Saturday, 11 June 2021, 9:30a
Barrington is celebrating it’s 300th anniversary this summer and we are going to explore some history that can’t be found in a library, shop or parade.
Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and footwear suitable for the rolling AND WET terrain. Tick protection and light colored clothing are recommended.
RSVP with number of hikers to: email@example.com
This year was the rejuvenation of the Barrington Chamber Peeper 5K after Covid-19 impacted the last two years. It was great to get the event back off as usual. We expected a smaller crowd this year but are hoping the numbers will begin to return to normal over the next couple of years.
This was my 6th year helping with the event and 1st as the race director. This is a fantastic event with all the fun children have with touch-a-truck, little hooper area and petting animals from Wildlife Encounters. Sponsors can have a booth for people to learn more about them while waiting for the race to begin and after the race. On the course you can race against your friends or be competitive and try to place. This is a sanctioned event, but it still allows for walkers. After the race there are fruit, granola bars and water for free at the Hospitality Tent. After my running days were over, I have enjoyed several years walking with my dad and catching up on what was happening. This is a terrific community event and I have glad to be a part of it.
This race is not just a fun race, there is a purpose. Funds raised by this event go towards scholarships for graduating seniors and college undergraduates. This year we are giving out 5 scholarships (three $1,000 and two $500). Funds also go towards the Scholarship Dinner where each recipient is personally recognized and awarded their scholarship. This recipient then gets to speak to the audience about their accomplishment. After attending many of these dinners it amazes me what they have accomplished in a short amount of time.
As stated, this is a fantastic event that I have been proud to be a part of, but this couldn’t have happened without the dedication of the other committee members: Carlynne Pouliot, Derek Small, Cara Metell & Lynne Grey and the Barrington Chamber Board. We must do a huge shout out to all the sponsors of the event as it could not have happened without their support, especially the two Gold Sponsors Turbocam International and D.F. Richard.
Thank you to all that attended, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Raymond Bisson, Race Director
Overall Winner: Jonas Teeter (15) – Barrington with a time of 16:33!
Top Three Male Category:
Jonas Teeter (15) – Barrington
Jeff Moretti (29) – Portsmouth
Davio Deculca (23) – Nottingham
Top Three Female Category:
Kelsey Pine (21) – Strafford
Autumn Graham (20) – Strafford
Jess Ward (46) – Alfred, Maine
Male Masters Winner: Josh Bouchard (42) – Barrington
Female Masters Winner: Jess Ward (46) – Alfred. Maine
Dads Free on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro when accompanied by a paying family member.
Lee Public Library celebrates 130 years on June 18th and 25th from 9am to 1pm. There’ll be a bake sale, a book sale, story walk, Live owls, local authors, Historical Society Open House and more. More info call 603-659-2626.
2022 Barrington Library Summer Reading Program Oceans of Possibilities registration now open to all ages. The program runs from June 24th to August 20th. Kick-Off Picnic and Show with Mr. Aaron on Friday, June 24th at 6 PM in the field next to the Library. Show begins at 6:30pm. Register through the Beanstack app at www.barringtonlibrary.org.
Vennard Recognized as Volunteer Manager of the Year
Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is pleased to announce that Ann Vennard, Assistant Director of Advancement, was recognized as the 2022 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year during the annual Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism on May 10th.
Participants of this 3-day virtual conference, which was attended by nearly 300 individuals from New Hampshire and across the country, received a warm welcome from Governor John Sununu, who also announced the Outstanding Volunteer Manager of the Year. “The work done by Ann exemplifies the very best of NH – going out of one’s way to care for others and provide a helping hand to those in our communities,” said Governor Sununu. “I could not be more proud to present Ann with [this award].”
Gretchen Stallings, Executive Director of Volunteer NH adds, “Ann’s dedication to the volunteers she supports is truly admirable. Volunteers are the backbone of so many wonderful organizations, including Cornerstone VNA, and they all deserve the special care that Ann pours into her program every day.”
Ann has been a volunteer manager at Cornerstone VNA for the past 6 years and has worked to build a comprehensive volunteer program that engages a variety of community members, from youth to older adults, as well as pet companion volunteers. According to Erika Lee, Director of Advancement at Cornerstone VNA, “Ann has done a tremendous job growing our volunteer program opportunities and making sure our volunteers have a successful and meaningful experience. I was proud to nominate her for this award and thrilled that she was honored as this year’s award recipient.”
Cornerstone VNA’s vibrant volunteer team is comprised of Companions, NH Senior Companions, Balance Coaches, Hospice, Music, Office, Pet Peace of Mind and Caregiver Café Facilitator volunteers. To learn more about volunteering at Cornerstone VNA, call 800-691-1133 x1109 or visit cornerstonevna.org/volunteer
Cornerstone VNA currently serves Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty, and Community Care. For 109 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.