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Pittsfield NH News

October 2, 2013

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Those Celebrating Birthdays are: October 4, Stephannie Hillsgrove, Ian Towle; October 5, Paul Rogers; October 6, Shirley Waters, Morgan Ward; October 7, Jason Darrah; October 8, Ann Emerson, John Fraser; October 9, Art Morse, Bev Drolet; October 10, Hank Stapleton; October 11, Carolyn Reed


A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!



Celebrating Anniversaries are: October 3, Doug and Glenna Stevens; October 6, Dana and Cathie Tuttle; October 9, Paul and Barbara Merrill


Best Wishes!





The Teacher Workshop day originally scheduled for October 4th has been changed to October 11th.


Pittsfield Schools will be in session Friday, October 4th and closed Friday, October 11th.



Suicide Prevention


On Monday, October 7, 2013.  Please join us at 7 pm at the Loudon Center Freewill Baptist church located at 433 Clough Hill Road in Loudon, NH  for a FREE public presentation on suicide prevention. No matter your age or socio-economic status, this is a MUST for you to attend. You never know who you might be able to help...or when. This presentation will be done by NAMI NH (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Come and bring your friends. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a donation for the Loudon Food Pantry. A freewill love offering will be collected. For more information please call Rev. Linda Overall at 603.875.5822.



Caregiver’s Support Group


Caring for a loved one? Stressed? Need someone to talk to? Join us at the Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 6 pm. Learn coping skills and bounce ideas off  each other. The church is located at 433 Clough Hill Road in Loudon, NH. For more information please contact Rev. Linda Overall at 603.875.5822.



The Kimball Jenkins School of Art will be offering a workshop “Beginning a Nature Sketchbook/Journal taught by Becky Darling on Sat., Oct.5 from 10 am-3 pm. The class is open to teens and adults who have an interest in Art and Nature. Class includes an introduction to different journal styles, artwork and instruction will be given in drawing and watercolor. Students will begin their own journals in class. For more info or to sign up please call Kimball Jenkins at: 225-3932



PES Third Graders Heroes In Everyday Life Essay Contest


Mrs. Rowley’s third grade class at Pittsfield Elementary School was recognized as a runner-up in an essay contest sponsored by the New Hampshire Lottery and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The class wrote about Heroes in Everyday Life and was awarded $250 for their writing effort. More than 85 classrooms from across the state entered the contest. 


Below are some excerpts from their essays:


My hero is my grammy and her name is Lisa. She helps me, my mom and sister even at the last minute because she’s the best. – Alexcia Rollins


A lot of police need help and the Chief of Police help them and other emergency people. His name is Chief Wharem. He is brave by going near fires. He never ever lies! – Mason Martineau


He is so nice to me. He hugs me a lot when I am sad. Sometimes when I’m sad he makes me laugh by making funny faces at me, it makes me giggle. – Lily Dunlap


My hero is Memere. She is helpful because she keeps a roof over my head she puts food on my plate. – Josie Donnelly


Trinity helped me when I was scared. Trinity makes me happy when I am sad. She said good night. – Ryder Morse


My hero is a mechanic. My Dad is my hero. Mechanics help fix cars the owners can’t deal with fixing. Usually you would see him at work, fixing a black pick-up truck. – Nicholas Mistler


He plays tag with me and hide and seek in the dark and plays with water balloons on hot sunny days. He babysits me and he cares about me. – Olivia Tobin



Tuckermans at 9 Rockin’ A Cappella

Makes Scenic Theatre Debut October 12


Packed with hot harmonies and funky fun, Tuckermans at 9 rolls into Pittsfield, New Hampshire, on October 12 at 7:30 pm for a concert to benefit The Pittsfield Players and the Scenic Theatre. Tickets are $10 per person and can be reserved by calling 435-8852, or they are available at the door. Doors will open at the theater at 6:30 pm and refreshments will be available.


Tuckermans at 9 has been performing since 2004, and this will be the contemporary a cappella group’s first appearance at the Scenic Theatre. “Another first will be welcoming our new tenor, Shay Willard (Dover, New Hampshire), to the stage,” says baritone and founder Mark Miller, also of Dover. “We spent the summer bringing him into the mix and he sounds great!”


The seven-voice “vocal band” performs contemporary a cappella versions of well-known pop, rock, blues, and light jazz favorites, mostly from the 1960s to today. “Our voices make all the music,” explains Miller. “No instruments or pre-recorded instrumental tracks are ever used. Everything you hear, including what sounds like brass, electric guitars, or drums, is just us. Contemporary a cappella has become very popular from college campuses to worldwide concert venues, due in part to top groups such as Rockapella, Toxic Audio, Straight No Chaser, and Pentatonix. This fall, NBC television is bringing back The Sing Off, a nationwide a cappella competition, for a fourth season.”


Over the past few months, Tuckermans at 9, dubbed “T9” by fans, has added several new songs to its repertoire, including the swingy “Smoke from a Distant Fire” by the Sanford-Townsend Band, the Beatles’ lush “Because”, the Wilson-Phillips tune “Release Me” that features the tight harmonies of T9’s three female members, and the bouncy “Trickle, Trickle” made famous by Manhattan Transfer. Filling out the set list are a number of T9 audience favorites. “All a cappella,” reminds Miller.


Based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, Tuckermans at 9 has entertained audiences from Boston and Massachusetts’ north and south shores to Lewiston, Maine, and in New Hampshire from Portsmouth to Nashua and into the Lakes Region. Rounding out the roster, all from New Hampshire, are soprano Ashley Gove (Nashua), altos Kam Damtoft (Exeter) and Fran Lipe (New Durham), tenor Walt Porter (Brentwood), and bass Bill Hersman (Durham). Sound technician Tony Berke hails from Exeter; assistant sound technician Kevin Consaul is a Nashua resident. 


“Audiences of all ages enjoy our shows because there’s literally something familiar there for everyone,” says Miller. “We choose only well-written material; we also have a lot of fun on stage and the audience really gets into it! T9 is really more a show than a concert.”



Thank You!


The Pittsfield Middle High School Athletic Dept. and Booster Club would like to thank several individuals and organizations for helping make PMHS Homecoming such an overwhelming success!


A big thank you to:

Rick Anthony, Gary Colby, Joe Darrah, Josh Fraser, GEF Freese, Nancy Fogg, Liz Hast, Laurie Houle, Andi Riel, Jacob Whittier, Mike Wolfe, Pittsfield Fire Dept., Pittsfield Police Dept., PMHS Administration, Faculty and Staff, PMHS Custodial Staff, PMHS Class of 2014, PMHS Student Athletes and their families, Fans and community members who came out to watch the games, PMHS Fall Sports Coaches:  Heather Dunagin, Derek Hamilton, Steve Langevin, Tara Pinto, Paul Strickhart, Norm Tuttle, Peter Tuttle.


Thank you all for your time, donations and for supporting our students and student athletes at PMHS!



Pittsfield Area Senior Center

October News


The Center will host a Columbus Day concert with guitarist Kerry Wolf on October 14th at 11:00 AM.  Mr. Wolf specialty is gospel songs and Broadway tunes.  If you would like to stay for lunch following the concert please make a reservation by October 8th.


On Thursday October 17th at 12:30 pm attorney Ted Beasley will conduct a workshop Trust for the Average Person.  Mr. Beasley is a partner in Beasley and Ferber: The Elder and Disability Law Firm which has branches throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  Each person who attends the workshop will receive a free copy of their book The Optimum Estate Plan.  


On Monday October 21st at 10:30 AM the Horseshoe Pond Place (26 Commercial St, Concord, NH) Living Well Series will continue with Preparing Simple, Scrumptious Vegetables.  You can join Chef Kevin from the Elder Services Kitchen for a free cooking demonstration and tasty samples of simple and nutritious vegetable dishes!  The short trip to Concord will provide inspiration for the holiday cooking season, and every day meals.


On Wednesday October 23rd from 10:00 AM to noon the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association will conduct free Timed Up and Go assessments.  Timed Up and Go is a simple test used to assess a person’s mobility.  It measures the time that a person takes to rise from a chair, walk ten feet, turn around, walk back to the chair, and sit down.  This is a great opportunity to meet privately with a physical therapist, and talk about options to reduce the likelihood of injury from a fall.  Contact the senior center to make an appointment.  The location will be the office area on the main floor of the Community Center.


The Center will end the month with some Halloween bingo – who knows what the eerie prizes may be?



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We are excited to announce that Lauren Meader has joined our EXIT Reward Realty Office in Pittsfield, NH.  Lauren is a very positive, energetic, and creative person, with an excellent eye for detail. These qualities will serve her clients well in both marketing property and envisioning a home’s potential. Her professional training has prepared her to meet all her client’s needs, whether buying or selling. As an active member of the community, we are confident she can provide the best service and personal attention to her clients, family, friends and neighbors. From mobile homes to mansions…expect EXCEPTIONAL service from Lauren!




On Monday September 16, 2013, the Pittsfield Fire Department, with assistance from Barnstead, Northwood and Gilmanton, completed the first in a series of trainings focusing on large area search and Firefighter survival. The training was held at Atlantic Safety Products on Barnstead Road in Pittsfield. The training focused on the use of taglines, awareness and orientation of the building, Mayday procedures and rescue of a downed firefighter. Trainings such as this one are key in developing and maintaining good working relationships with neighboring Fire Departments as well as keeping our skills as Firefighters sharp to better serve the community. We would like to thank Captain Gary Doucette, Lieutenant Peter Pszonowsky and Firefighter Lyle Deane for organizing and planning this training. We would also like to thank Atlantic Safety Products for the use of their building. Good job to all involved.



Letter To The Editor


To the good citizens of Pittsfield,


Politics - the games adults play.

Politics - the way we figure out how we all live together without killing each other.


Went to a Selectmen’s meeting last night. The Selectmen are meeting every week. We are all stepping it up a notch.


Some of the issues are (1) waiting now for the State DRA to set Town’s valuation for the 2013 Tax Rate. (2) 12 properties that need to be tax deeded to the Town for non payment of taxes and what to do with them. (3) Budget. Is there any money for capital reserves for highway equipment. This has not been funded for 2 years in a row. Oh, oh. (4) Town-owned property, one on Loudon Road going up for auction. That’s good.


To be discussed: Letter in Monitor 9-23-13, probation not working, maybe a warrant article to outlaw probation of all drugs in Pittsfield.


Dan Schroth Piermarocchi



Timeless Journey Luncheon


You and your friends are invited to  “Timeless Journey” Luncheon. Special feature: Betty Stevens, “Learning about Your past”. Inspirational speaker: Kristy Lacroix and Stefany Pike “A Mother/Daughter Journey Into Faith.”


Thursday, October 10th, 2013 • 11:30 - 1:30, Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester St., Concord, NH • 224-4101. Reservations by October 7 • Cancellations are required. Call Wendy, 485-7446 or Barbara 798-5976.


Sponsored by: Concord Christian Women’s Connection and Stonecroft Ministries (non-profit).




Linda M. (Bartlett) Hauptman


Linda M. (Bartlett) Hauptman 75, died September 10, 2013. She was born in Pittsfield, NH the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Stevens) Bartlett. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in NH. She attended Houghton College in NY and taught on Long Island for a few years.


She lived in the Winchester - Stephens City area for many years where she worked as a home health aide.


She was predeceased by her parents and a nephew. Survivors are her brothers Edward and Paul and their wives, nephews, a niece, cousins and hundreds of friends who loved her.


At her request there will be no calling hours or services.


Donations may be made in her memory to Jones Funeral Home, 288 South Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester VA 22601 (Please note on checks for Linda Hauptman).








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