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October 30, 2013

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A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!



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Best Wishes!



Comedy Night



Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Pittsfield Police Association has had to postpone Comedy Night for a later date to be determined. The Dell Lea in Chichester is undergoing some extensive renovation and we hope to be back in the bigger and better space in fall of 2014.Until then, we are in talks with a venue that might suit our needs. We will keep you informed and we appreciate your interest.



The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (formerly the Pittsfield/Barnstead club) will be selling SOUPS, CHOWDERS AND CHILIS at the Rotary Club Penny Sale on Sat. Nov. 2 starting at 6pm at the PMHS lobby.  Come early and enjoy a delicious homemade soup or chili and then have a great time at the Penny Sale.  For more information, contact Ed at 435-5052.



Wellspring Counseling will close on November 26, 2013. The address for records will continue to be: Wellspring, PO Box 74, Pittsfield, NH 03263.





Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s Club of Pittsfield and St. Joseph Women’s Club of Northwood will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, 11/2/13, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the parish hall in Northwood, NH. (Route 4, next to the Town Hall). There will be craft items, knitted goods, a white elephant table with some brand new items, raffles, which include Celtic tickets, and a back sale. We will again have our ever-popular cookie walk with some new and different varieties. There will be morning muffins and coffee and a luncheon served with some delicious favorites. Drop by for a visit, you will not be sorry.





Rita Jane Davis a long time local resident and rug braider will be sharing her craft on Saturday November 2,2013 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at the Northwood Community Center, 135 Main Street, Northwood.


 The public is welcome to come hear her speak of this old craft and celebrate the talented braided rugs and wall hangings she has spent a lifetime creating. See the special rug she braided to replicate the Old Man in the Mountain. Learn the folklore behind her designs and her years of committed teaching.


 Join us for coffee, tea and light refreshments. Contact information: Jan Sheehan (603) 834-3530.



 Meet Our Members


Next up in Pittsfield Fire Department’s “Meet Our Members” series is Lt. Peter Pszonowsky.


Q:  How long have you been a firefighter/EMT?


A: I first joined the fire service in 1994 as a Firefighter\EMT, working for six years until I left the service to start my own landscaping company. I returned in 2009 as Firefighter II and went on to achieve EMT-I, working on a full-time basis. In today’s EMS\firefighter arena continued education is a must.  I try to take at least three classes a year, having recently completed Fire Officer I, continuing on to Fire Officer II. Being a new state instructor brings with it built-in motivation to maintain and expand upon necessary skills and new ways of teaching.


Q: What do you like about working at the Pittsfield Fire Department?


A: I’ve always liked helping people, and when I joined the Fire Department I was continually fascinated and gratified by the many new friends who became part of an extended family. Pittsfield is the small town I grew up in, so I know a lot of people which can make the job easy most times —or more challenging at others. I do really love the work and when you see that what you do can make a tangible difference, that’s the best reward.


Q: Do you have a fire department related goal?


A:  The projects my partner and I have been working on are updating the Knox Box information keys, new contact numbers, and where they are located on the building; this helps the dispatcher relay the info to us. We are also updating all common place data at the same time which includes the town as a whole.


My plan for the future is to learn as much as I can about the profession and to become a chief officer in the years to come. To reach this goal in my home town of Pittsfield would, for me, be an ultimate achievement.




Submitted By Terrie Azotea


At Tops this past week we had a nice meeting. To start with, our Tops Best Loser of the week was Stuart and our Kops Best Losers were Janis and Pat. We have two Miss Angels Suzie and Irene, come on ladies! Plus Kudos goes to those who also had a good weight loss for the week. Also I would like to say Kudos to Barbara for making her 10 year Kops anniversary. Keep up the good work everyone!


We talked about old business and new business and then we had a special guest speaker that spoke at our meeting. At Tops each year we have a King of our state and we were happy to have Ray join us for the night and talk about how he reached his weight loss goal. He gave some really good tips and some words of advice were “Mind over matter and make everyday count on what you do.” He also said that he drank lots of water first thing in the morning, and food control portions... so some encouraging words were given.


We all know that it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle change that we have to live everyday. The days are getting shorter and it’s getting cooler out, so we have to come up with different ideas to keep us motivated. I like to go swimming and there are hotels that love to have you come in and take a swim, so that is an idea and take the time to get out  there and walk and enjoy the falls colors and hear the leaves rustle as you walk through them. When I do that, I feel like a kid again for a few minutes... and it makes you want to make a pile and jump in. I did that this fall and it was lots of fun so I say, take time to enjoy life when you can because before you know it passes you by.


We meet on Tuesday nights @ 5:30 @ the St. Stephens Church on Main Street in Pittsfield. Any questions please call Stuart @ 857-4842 or Pat @ 435-5333 and we would love to see some new faces. Hope everyone has a good week and see you all lighter next week!



Loudon Maxfield Library News


Fine Art Show and Sale - Original paintings and photographs will be on display at the Maxfield Public Library’s Fine Art Show and Sale on November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and November 3, from noon to 3 p.m. Works are available in a variety of media including oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic. Photographs are in black and white, sepia, and color. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will be donated to the library. Sponsoring the show, the Loudon Village Arts group is dedicated to celebrating, teaching, and promoting the arts. Made up of artists and art enthusiasts, the group meets at the library, at 7 p.m., on the first Wednesday of the month. The library is located at 8 Route 129 in Loudon. For more information, please call 798-5153.


Yoga Classes - One hour yoga sessions are now available at the library four times a week. Come by on Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m., or Thursdays at 11 a.m. for low-impact chair yoga and at 6 p.m. for regular Hatha yoga. The cost per session is $5.00. For details, call Fran at 798-5153.


Story Time - The library’s weekly story times allow children to meet new friends as they enjoy stories and make a take-home craft. Parents and caregivers are invited to stop by on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 2 p.m., and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. No pre-registration is needed. 


Art Workshops - On Wednesdays, from 2 – 4 p.m., the library offers artists the opportunity to work on projects with others in a workshop setting. Newcomers are welcome to join this congenial group for support and inspiration.


Art Display - Paintings in acrylic by Pembroke artist Pat Davis are on display at the library through November 30. Davis presents a mixture of mystical and traditional subjects in finely detailed renderings.



Board Members Needed For Catamount Womenaid


Catamount Womenaid, a nonproft organization providing emergency financial assistance to men, women and children in Pittsfield, Epsom, Deerfield and Strafford, desires to add members from Epsom or Pittsfield.


Our primary focus is filling gaps in existing resources when one-time grants of up to $500 would make a difference for a family in need.


Board members represent the communities we serve and help with fundraisers and public events. The board meets monthly for approximately an hour. If you are interested in being a part of this organization, contact Deb Horton at [email protected] or call 463-9776.



Behind The Scenes At The Pittsfield Players’

Thoroughly Modern Millie: Jean And Angelo Gentile

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Angelo and Jean Gentile shine in The Pittsfield Players’

45th Anniversary Fall Show Thoroughly Modern Millie. 


The Pittsfield Players have long been blessed with incredibly talented actors and singers, and we’re very excited to have Jean and Angelo Gentile lend their exceptional talents to The Players’ current production of the musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie. The show will run at the Scenic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 8, 9 and 10, and again the following week on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16. This season marks The Players’ 45th anniversary, and their entire season is dedicated to Elsie Morse. Tickets are $17 per person, and can be reserved by visiting the Players’ website and clicking on the TicketLeap button, or by calling 435-8852. For the matinee show on Sunday, November 10, a $2 discount will be available for seniors.


Angelo Gentile plays the role of Trevor Graydon, President of Sincere Trust Bank and the object of Millie Dillmount’s search for a rich husband. Jean plays the role of Miss Dorothy Brown, who soon becomes the object of Trevor’s affection. Both are accomplished singers and comic actors, and they bring all their talents to bear while playing these roles. 


Like many parents who have brought their kids to a Players’ audition, Jean and Angelo soon were appearing on stage with their four children. Sons Nick landed the role of Oliver in 1994, and Jean appeared onstage with him in that show. The following year, Nick, Brian and Chris and daughter Ashley all appeared in the Players’ production of The King and I, and both Angelo and Jean were onstage with them – Jean played one of the King’s wives and Angelo played Captain Orton. The family continued to appear together on stage for many more shows, including Brigadoon in 1996, Peter Pan in 1997, where Jean starred in the title role, Chris played little Michael, and Ashley played one of the lost boys. In 1999, Angelo tackled the role of Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls, and Jean appeared as one of the hot box girls. In 2000, the Players staged Kismet, and Angelo landed the lead role of the prince, Ashley appeared as a princess, while Jean took on a harem girl role. The pair have also appeared in Fiddler on the Roof (2001); State Fair (2003); 1776 (2004) where Angelo played the role of John Dickinson and Jean performed as Martha Jefferson; Annie (2005) with Angelo playing Bert Healy and Jean as Grace Farrell with daughter Ashley; and Bye Bye Birdie, with Jean tackling the role of Mrs. MacAfee and Angelo singing in a quartet (2007). Jean also sparkled in the role of Aunt Trina in last year’s presentation of I Remember Mama. 


Jean and Angelo have also appeared with The Village Players, and Angelo has performed with the Winnipesaukee Players, Streetcar, RB Productions, and at The Majestic Theater, and he is a member of the group The Rockin’ Daddios. Both Jean and Angelo lent their voices to the recent Cabaret for a Cure, and they are members of Performers Who Care, a Concord based group who raise money for the Lend Me A Hand Fund at Payson Cancer Center.


Come and hear these two wonderful singers, and many more talented singers and dancers, in The Pittsfield Players’ 45th Anniversary production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Tickets are going fast, so make your reservations soon.



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Left to right: Cram Peterson American Legion Post 75 new Commander Dan Ward, District 5 Commander Gerard LeDuc, Past Post Commander Merrill Vaughan, who is now the Post Chaplin.



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Cynthia Lynn Boyd is to be awarded her Doctorate degree in Folklore from Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on October 25, 2013. She is the daughter of Perter and Roberta Boyd of Lansdorme, Ontario. Cynthia graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1985. She received her undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1989. She earned a Masters degree from Memorial University in 1992. Cynthia has two boys, Seamus, 19, attending Memorial University, and Angus, 15, is in grade 10 in St. John’s. Her partner, David, is a Marine Superintendent in St. John’s. Her father taught in Pittsfield 1983-85; then in Alton from 1985-2001. Her mother taught in Barnstead from 1989-2003. Her mother also worked at the Blueberry Express for a few years. Cynthia’s parents are very proud of her accomplishments.



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48 walkers last Friday! FOOTWORK FRIDAY will resume on October 25th. Dropoff is at the Family Dollar Store starting at 7:10 am. for students who want to participate. Parent volunteers are welcome to join us. The walk is weather permitting.



Brigadier General Harrison Thyng To Be Honored


The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will be honoring the late Brigadier General Harrison R. Thyng on Veteran’s Day weekend, November 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM as part of the Museum’s Second Saturday @ Museum programs.


General Thyng is one of only seven U.S. combat pilots who became an ace flying propeller fighters in WWII, then jet fighters in Korea where he became “the premier air combat commander of his time.” 


Harrison Thyng was born in Laconia, NH in 1918 and schooled in Barnstead and Pittsfield.  He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1939 with a reserve commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and earned his wings in 1940.


As a first lieutenant, he commanded the 309th Fighter Squadron and was sent to England in 1942.  The British equipped his unit with Spitfires and “Harry,” as he was known to his colleagues, soon led the first American fighter raids out of England into France.  When he shot up a German FW-190 he entered the history books as the first American pilot in the Army Air Force to record a kill against the Luftwaffe.


His group was later transferred to North Africa where it supported America’s first amphibious invasion of the war.  After completing162 missions, and with eight aerial victories, he returned to the United States where he trained the newly-created 413th Long Range Fighter Group.  The group flew P-47-Ns that escorted B-29 Superfortresses on bombing missions over Japan, Korea and China.  On one of his 22 missions in the Pacific he witnessed the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki.


Harrison Thyng returned to war in 1951.  He was appointed commander of the 4th Fighter Wing in Korea flying the F-86 Sabre Jet against Russian, Chinese and North Korean pilots.  On May 20, 1952, he became the 16th ace of the Korean War.


Harrison Thyng retired as a Brigadier General with more than 27 years of military service.  He subsequently became the first president of an aeronautical school in Nashua which is known today as Daniel Webster College.


General Thyng passed away in 1983 at age 65.  He left behind a spectacular record of bravery, skill and dedication to his country. In his memory, a monument was erected in Pittsfield, NH on a knoll overlooking the Suncook River.


The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is located at 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053  Admission to this special event is included in the price of admission to the museum, and seating is limited.




Arlene Martin


Arlene (Lawton) Martin, 89, a longtime Pittsfield resident, died Saturday Oct. 19th at the Pleasant View Care Center in Concord, following a long illness.


She was born in Pittsfield, the daughter of Harry and Etta (Davis) Lawton and has lived here all her life. She attended the First Congregational Church. She was the widow of John D. Martin, who died in 2009 and is survived by 3 Sons, Jonathan Martin of Manchester, David Martin of Spokane, WA. and James Martin of Rumney.  Nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.


There are no visiting hours. A graveside service was held in the Floral Park Cemetery, Saturday Oct. 26th. The Rev. David Stasiak, Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield officiated.


The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements. To sign an on line guest book, log on to








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