Those Celebrating Birthdays are:
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are:
Trick or Treat hours for Halloween are 5-7 PM Halloween night, Oct.
Pittsfield Food Pantry Serves Scrumptious Spaghetti
The Pittsfield Food Pantry will be serving a delicious spaghetti and
meatball dinner and holding a bake sale to benefit its outreach to
the community. All ages will enjoy the tasty meal of spaghetti and
meatballs, salad, dessert (including homemade pies), and beverages,
which will be served at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main
Street, Pittsfield, this Saturday, October 26, 5-7 p.m. A monetary
donation is requested. Baked goods will also be offered for sale.
Parking and wheelchair accessible entry located at back of church.
For more information, contact the Food Pantry at 435-6773.
Caregiver’s Support Group
A caregiver’s support group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every
month at 6 pm at the Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church located
at 433 Clough Hill Road in Loudon. For more information please call
Rev. Linda Overall at 603.875.5822
Craft Fair & Bake Sale
Join us on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8 am-2 pm for our annual
craft fair & bake sale at the Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church.
Lots of vendors! Lots of baked goods, some from Loudon’s Old Home
Day baking contest winners! Breakfast & lunch will be available.
Church is located at 433 Clough HIll Road in Loudon NH. For more
information please call Rev. Overall at 603-875-5822.
“Meet Our Members"
This is the first in a series of a brief introduction of the members
of the Pittsfield Fire Department. Today, meet FF/EMT Lyle Deane.
Q. How long have you been a firefighter/EMT?
A. I joined the department 10 years ago. Prior to that I was a
member of the Explorer’s Post while attending PMHS. I’m a lifelong
resident of Pittsfield.
Q. What have you learned in those 10 years?
A. In the fire service we need to be constantly learning, be it in
training or on a call. Firefighters who say, “I know all that I
need to know” are a danger to themselves and to others.
Q. Do you have a fire department related goal?
A. To eventually become an officer and serve as an effective leader
with the Pittsfield Fire Department.
“I Support Pittsfield Fire-Rescue” t-shirts now available! The
Pittsfield Firefighters Association, a 501 (c) (3) organization
formed to promote the welfare and well being of the Pittsfield Fire
Department and its members and to promote the betterment of fire and
rescue operations in the Town of Pittsfield, is offering support
t-shirts for sale for $15. An emblem is printed on the front of the
red adult-sized shirt and the message is printed on the back in
white lettering. All proceeds benefit the PFFA. To purchase, please
stop by the station at 33 Catamount Road or call 435-6807.
Thank you for your support. Find us on Facebook at: Pittsfield
We Can’t Help You If We Can’t Find You!
What would happen if you called 911 for an emergency and the fire
truck, ambulance or police cruiser drove by your house? It wouldn’t
be good, right? Stop and ask yourself these three questions:
• Does my house/driveway have a number on it?
• Is the number clearly visible from the road?
• Is the number visible from the road in both directions?
The Pittsfield Firefighters Association can help with that, in an
effort for emergency responders to better find your home in the
event of an emergency. You can now pick up an 18 inch by 6 inch blue
reflective sign complete with 4 inch white numbers right at the
Pittsfield Fire Department at 33 Catamount Road. There is no
specific cost to pick one up, all that we ask is you make a donation
to the Pittsfield Firefighters Association so we may continue to
offer programs such as this. So stop on by the Pittsfield Fire
Department and HELP US FIND YOU. If you have any questions regarding
this program please stop by the Pittsfield Fire Department or call
Local Restaurant Brings Home Second Place At
The Exeter Powder Keg
Beer And Chili Festival
New England’s Tap House & Grille received second place for their
house chili recipe at the Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival on
October 5th in Exeter, NH.
NE Tap House & Grille, located in Hooksett, NH, is a local, family
owned restaurant that opened it’s doors in January 2013. Owners Dan
Legueux and Valerie Vanasse have based their restaurant concept on
the idea of community, not only giving local residents a place to
have a great meal or drink, but also committing to using local
ingredients from places like LaValley Farms. Being involved in the
community also means going to events like the Powder Keg Beer and
The festival took place in conjunction with the 15th Annual Fall
Festival in downtown Exeter. Put on by Exeter Parks & Recreation
and the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, this first time event brought
out more than 50 breweries and 30 restaurants to share their best
beer and chili with the crowds. Out of those 30 restaurants, NE Tap
House & Grille was awarded second place for their home made chili
recipe by the judges.
While the Tap House can now claim fame for their chili, that is not
the only thing getting them rave reviews. This past year, the
restaurant received awards from Best of NH (Best Beer Selection) and
the Hippo Press (Best Poutine in Manchester).
New England’s Tap House Grille is located at 1292 Hooksett Rd. in
Hooksett, NH. Complete beer and food menus can be found at
taphousenh.com and daily specials and entertainment can be found on
the restaurants Facebook page (New England’s Tap House Grille).
Clothes Closet Raffle
Victorian Doll House
The Clothes Closet is the recipient of a hand-crafted wooden
Victorian Doll House consisting of nine rooms and measuring 36
inches in height and 29 inches in width. At the request of the
donor, it will be raffled for the benefit of the Clothes Closet.
The Doll House was a project of a craftsperson and is unfinished.
It comes with accessories and needs only some paint and the
decorating skills of a loving person to bring it to life in time for
Christmas. It surely would delight the heart of some little girl.
The Doll House, with its furniture, will be displayed at the Clothes
Closet November 2 - December 4. Raffle tickets will be sold during
shop hours and the winning ticket drawn on Saturday, December 7th.
Dear PMHS Community Members,
As you may know, PMHS is in the process of transforming education
for our students and providing them with opportunities to engage in
rich and meaningful learning experiences both inside and outside the
school. In order to do this successfully and on a grand scale, we
are in search of individuals who would be willing to share their
knowledge, expertise, passions, interests, and experiences with our
We are looking to you, a valued and respected Pittsfield resident,
to ask what you may be able to share with our students that would
help them gain a real-life perspective from experienced
professionals in the field. By filling out a short survey you will
help us get to you know you a little better.
With this information, we will create a resource data base for our
teachers. This information will be used if they identify a student
with a similar interest, curiosity, or “need to know more” about an
area you identify. They may also use this information if they are
teaching material that demonstrates or highlights your skill,
interest, passion, or talent or they may ask you to share an
experience that can enhance or enrich their concept, idea, or
We are very much aware of the rich and valuable
resources we have within our small community and we would love to
build a relationship between you, the school, and specifically the
students. Will you help us build a stronger partnership and share
your story? If so, please contact Sheila Ward at PMHS or by email at
to receive the survey.
Letter To The Editor
RE: We Need GMO Labeling, Monitor opinion page, October 14, 2013.
Thank you, Abigail Page of Concord, for your letter. You prompted me
to add my support for House Bill 660.
About a year ago, I was in Bell Brothers Convenience Store in
Pittsfield. I was spouting off about GMOs and the practice of
drenching the crop in Round-Up, a pesticide. I was going on about
the bees and bats dying around the country and figured the Round-Up
was weakening them, making them susceptible to mites and White Nose
Well, a local farmer spoke up and said, “Where’s your evidence?” I
didn’t have it then and I don’t have it now. I would just feel
better going to Danis Market, if food was labeled GMO. Then, I could
decide to look for an alternative or buy the GMO.
To my State Representatives,
Do your best to give me the right to choose what I eat. Up here on
our farm we feed our chickens organic grain. Why? It costs twice as
much. The reason is it smells better and our customers appreciate
not feeding them GMOs. Go figure.
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
Pittsfield Listens Hosts Community Conversation- A Journey To
Student Centered Learning- Wednesday October 30Th
Parents, students and other community members of Pittsfield,
You are invited to join for a Community Conversation Schools Can’t
Do It Alone: What critical steps need to be taken in and out of the
Pittsfield Schools to support Student Centered Learning? Wednesday
Oct. 30th from 5:45–8 pm at the Pittsfield Middle High School
This an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing redesign
efforts, and to share ideas to help inform the short and long terms
goals for our schools and community on this journey to Student
Centered Learning. Pittsfield Listens seeks to bring people
together and provide time for productive conversations to achieve
informed community solutions. Our goal is to engage more of the
community in the process towards change. Your perspective as a
community member of Pittsfield is important- join to share your
experience and help pave the way for our communities future!
Please RSVP. Light dinner served. Childcare available
by request. For questions or to RSVP, contact Molly- Community
Outreach Coordinator with Pittsfield Listens. Email:
Pittsfield Police Association Presents Comedy Night 2013
The Pittsfield Police Association welcomes you to join us at our 5th
Annual Comedy Night on Saturday, November 16 at 6pm at the Dell Lea
on Pleasant Street in Chichester.
We’re happy to announce we’re back at the Dell Lea in our fall spot
and hope you can join us for an adult evening of laughs and good
times. The show is rated 21+ and no one under 21 will be admitted
and I.D.s are required. There will be snacks provide and a cash bar.
The proceeds of the ticket sales go right back into the community
and are used for functions like National Night Out, Bike Rodeos and
Halloween as well as sponsoring school athletic teams.
You can approach any member of the Police Association for your
tickets or stop by the police station. Comedy Night is always a good
time for a good cause!
Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund Update #1
Thank you to all who have donated thus far to the Floral Park
Cemetery Fence Fund. It is heartwarming to know that you too feel
this project is much needed and worthwhile for our beautiful
A recent meeting was held with Rick from Superior Fence Company in
Belmont whereby future planning was discussed. Superior Fence will
be installing a section of fence at the entrance to Floral Park
Cemetery sometime within the next few weeks so that everyone can see
what it will look like.
When the final fence installation takes place, granite posts will be
placed between 4 or 5, 8-foot sections. The fence will be elevated
approximately 8 to 10 inches from the ground that will make it much
easier for Don Fife, the Superintendent to mow, trim and remove
You will also see a thermometer placed on that section of the fence
which will indicate how much of the funds have been collected in
order to complete the entire project. Hopefully, enough funds will
be collected by the spring so that the first quarter of the project
can be completed for Memorial Day.
Thank you in advance and please continue to send your donations to
the “Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund” P.O. Box 98 or 595 Tilton Hill
Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263. If you should have questions, please
call me at 435-8351.
Dorcas Guild – October 2013
The October 8 meeting of the Dorcas Guild, First Congregational
Church, Pittsfield, opened with a welcome by President Nancy Fogg.
Co-hostess Carolyn Davis led devotions reading from a book,
Patchwork of Love. The reading was: “Try to Be Happy,” and as she
turned the pages, the illustrations featured quilts and stitches.
She offered to loan the book to anyone interested. Co-hostess Bev
Murdough then followed with a prayer from her mother’s Bible and led
all in The Lord’s Prayer.
Secretary Joan Riel read the September minutes taken by Nella Hobson
during the secretary’s absence. Several cards were circulated for
signing and mailing. The treasurer gave her report.
The food basket was taken by Corine Miller and will go next to
Carolyn in November. The apron went to Kathy Bergeron for November
and from there it will travel to Joan and then Reny Boyd. The
mystery package, brought by Nella, was won by Peggy Jacobs.
Various items of old business were discussed. Most important was the
Christmas Fair to be held November 23. Luncheon prices were
discussed, and it was voted that they will be kept the same for
2013. Items involving volunteers to work and donations of food for
the luncheon were settled. The set-up date for the fair will be
Wednesday, November 20, during the regular work group meeting.
Under new business in keeping with Pastor Appreciation Month
(October), it was voted to give Rev. Dave a gift and have a special
cake for Fellowship Hour on Sunday, which the Guild is hosting. A
gift was voted for the Pittsfield Secret Santa Program. The Service
Project for 2014 will be decided at the next meeting.
At the close of the meeting, delicious refreshments in keeping with
“Chocolate Night” were served by hostesses Bev Murdough and Carolyn
Davis. A great variety of chocolate goodies, including large
strawberries to dip in chocolate, was enjoyed by all.
The next meeting will be held November 12, 7 p.m. with hostesses
Joan Riel and Diane Vaughan. Attendees are asked to bring new socks
to give to charity.
Pittsfield Town Leaders Meet
In Joint Board/Committee Forum
On Saturday, October 12th members from town Boards and Committees
met for Pittsfield’s second Joint Board/Committee Forum this year.
Topics of discussion included - communications between Boards and
committees - current rules, regulations, fees and zoning - and
Attendees represented the Board of Selectmen, Economic Development
Committee, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Master Plan Committee,
Police Department, Conservation Commission, Housing Standards and
Suncook Valley Regional Development Corporation, as well as the Town
Administrator and Building Inspector.
Stuart Arnett of Arnett Development Group and Matt Monahan of
Central NH Regional Planning Commission facilitated the meeting.
Recommendations from this Forum included:
1. Chairmen of Boards and Committees should meet prior to the next
Forum. The discussions will help determine the agenda and priorities
for the next Joint Board/Committee Forum in January.
2. That flow charts be created by each Board and Committee to
determine the proper dissemination of information between entities.
The fact that such a large group of town leaders sacrificed a
Saturday on a holiday weekend to attend this Forum shows a deep
desire by each person to help Pittsfield move forward in positive
ways and to work toward one goal that everyone can agree upon.
Townspeople should view this with great optimism.
Stu Arnett and Matt Monahan’s assistance in directing the discussion
Look for future updates on the progress being made by your town
Boards and Committees.