The Pittsfield Historical Society is holding its annual fall cleanup
of Lyman Park on Saturday Nov. 23 at 8 AM. Any and all help will be
appreciated. Bring your rake and we will see you there.
Maxwell Lambert, 12 and his father, Billy Lambert, of Deerfield went
hunting in Pittsfield on Saturday, Oct. 26th. Max’s spike deer was
taken with one shot after only 4 or so hours of hunting and dressed
out at 85 lbs. Max went spring turkey hunting with his Great Uncle
Danny Mullen of Pittsfield with no luck and practiced shooting with
him during the week before this hunt. “Thanks to my cousin Danny
Mullen for the help bringing the deer out of the woods and super
thanks to my Great Uncle Danny for everything you have helped me
with. And the most thanks to Dad for being with me during this hunt.
Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund Update #2
Submitted By Carole Richardson
Thank you for your continued support of donations for the Floral
Park Cemetery Fence Fund. You will notice that the sample section of
fence has been delivered and installed – the fence will be at least
8 inches off the ground when permanently installed and will have
granite posts every four to five sections. You will also see the
Fence Fund “thermometer” indicating how much has been received thus
far. Hopefully with your continued generosity, the fund will have
$20,000 by Memorial Day so we can proceed with Phase I of the
I would like to clarify that I have taken on this project with the
approval of the Floral Park Cemetery Trustees, but this project is
in no way connected to their funds. I approached the Cemetery
Trustees to get their permission to take on this project, and the
only way I could set up a Fence Fund was by utilizing the Cemetery
Trustee Fund Account. At that time the Trustees informed me that
they had no money to assist with this project but the Trustees were
in full support of my idea. The Fence Fund is not part of their
budget or are the funds deposited in any of their accounts. It is a
totally separate account and can only be used for the fence
replacement. Other individuals thought that the Floral Park
Cemetery was under the control of the Town of Pittsfield. It is
not, and the Selectmen have no control over the Floral Park Cemetery
Trustees or their funds. Remember your contributions to the Fence
Fund are tax deductible.
Thank you for your questions and concerns, 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.
Victorian Doll House
It’s here for you to see....the hand-crafted, wooden Doll House is
on display at the Pittsfield Clothes Closet. Donated as a
fund-raiser to benefit the shop, the doll house is a valuable work
in progress and has all the amenities (exterior features, interior
accessories and furniture) to create a finished Victorian replica
suitable for a place of honor in someone’s home.
Raffle tickets are being sold at the shop during open hours (Tues,
Wed, 10:00-4:00; Sat, 10:00-1:00). To give more people the
opportunity to participate, the ticket sale period is extended and
the drawing will take place in the spring on a date to be announced
later. We appreciate your support in this venture.
Make Your Nominations For The
2013 Pittsfield Community Impact Awards!
Who has helped make Pittsfield a great place for everyone to live,
learn, work and play?
Pittsfield Listens is seeking nominations for the 2013 Community
Impact Awards. These awards recognize individuals, groups and
organizations that have made a positive impact in Pittsfield in
2013. Chosen nominees will be honored and awards will be presented
on Thursday December 19th at the Scenic Theatre. Who can make a
nomination? Neighbors, friends, students, co-workers, mentors,
colleagues - anyone who is inspired by an individual or a group and
want them to be honored!
The categories we will recognize this year are: Youth Group,
Community Event, Business, Neighbor, Coach, Civic Group or Community
Organization, Individual Student Grades K-5, Individual Student
Grades 6-8, Individual Student Grades 9-12, Individual Adult, School
Administrator, Local Government Group, Local Government Individual,
PES Teacher or Staff Member, and PMHS Teacher or Staff Member.
To nominate a candidate, submit the Pittsfield Listens Community
Impact Award Nomination Form by Wednesday December 11th:
- Or by mailing it to Pittsfield Listens PO Box 206 Pittsfield, NH
Nomination forms may also be found at the Post Office or Town Hall.
Rules: The deadline to nominate is December 11th. Nominations must
be made with the Community Impact Awards nomination form. Include
your name and contact information- nominations submitted without
contact information will not be considered. You may nominate
multiple candidates to the same category. The finalists will be
chosen from the nominated candidates by the Pittsfield Listens
Community Awards Committee.
For more information, go to
http://facebook.com/pittsfieldlistens, or contact Molly with
Pittsfield Listens at
[email protected] or
St. Stephen’s Annual Holiday Fair
Just some of the holiday
crafts for sale at the St. Stephen’s Holiday Fair.
St. Stephen’s Silent Auction has some unique items this year!
Do you have a special little girl on your Christmas list? We have a
brand new hand crafted Victorian doll house that one of our
parishioners lovingly put together from a Victorian Alison Jr.
Dollhouse kit. It has three stories, 9 rooms, double porches,
windows, shutters and gingerbread trim.
For a family New Years outing, we have four tickets to the Monarchs
vs. Providence Bruins game, New Year’s Eve at the Verizon Center in
Manchester. For a more cultured event, there are two
tickets to the December 14th Boston Pops concert at the Verizon
Do you have a college student or city dweller that would love to zip
around on a scooter? We have an E-Zip 1000 watt, 36 volt electric
scooter – in like knew condition. Helmets included.
For antique lovers: We have some lovely antique lamps, one set with
24K gold floral design and another set of vintage pressed glass
boudoir lamps that would look lovely on your bedside tables. For the
cast iron door stop/bank collectors, we have an 8.5 inch painted
cast iron vintage Santa Still Bank. There is a small antique oak
student desk with a deep enough top to handle your computer system.
We have a Dell computer system also.
These and many other unique items such as jewelry, express coffee
maker, children’s toys, pottery, antique candle sticks, paintings
and mint condition baseball cards. All these and more can be found
at the St. Stephen’s Church auction, 50 Main Street, Pittsfield.
Saturday, November 23rd, 9am -2pm.
Christmas Fair This Saturday
This cute snow family and lovely Christmas pillow are just two of
the many handmade items available at the Dorcas Guild’s Christmas
Fair, First Congregational Church, Pittsfield this Saturday, 9-2.
Many beautiful handmade items will be available at the Dorcas
Guild’s Christmas Fair at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main
Street, Pittsfield, this coming Saturday from 9 to 2.
There are many handcrafted items: aprons, mittens, hats, artwork,
jewelry, special gourmet items and baked goods. Don’t forget the
“Unique Boutique” for outstanding values and the “Silent Auction”
for those special one-of-a-kind gifts.
Come to shop and stay for a corn chowder lunch with
delicious sandwiches and homemade pies. One of New Hampshire’s great
fairs, this one is not to be missed. Parking and wheelchair
accessible entrance at rear of church. More info at 435-7471 or
Secretary Shinseki Announces an Additional
$4.9 Million to Help
Eliminate Veterans Homelessness
Submitted By Merrill Vaughan, Past Commander
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that 25 projects
in 11 different states will share approximately $4.9 million in
grants to provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans this year.
This is in addition to the approximately $300 million in preventive
grants awarded earlier this year through the Supportive Services for
Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
“Our local partners have played a vital role in our effort to find,
engage, and rescue every homeless Veteran,” said Secretary of
Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “Until no Veteran has to sleep
on our Nation’s streets, we still have work to do.”
As a key component of VA’s plan to eliminate homelessness among
Veterans, VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program funds
community agencies that provide services to homeless Veterans. The
program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing
and services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve
residential stability, increase their skill levels and income, and
obtain greater self-determination.
On a single night in January 2012, a national count of homeless
Veterans totaled 62,619, which was more than 17 percent below the
figure for 2009. As part of President Obama’s and Secretary
Shinseki’s plan to eliminate Veteran homelessness in 2015, VA has
committed over $1 billion in fiscal year 2014 to strengthen programs
that prevent and treat the many issues that can lead to Veteran
For more information, visit VA’s website for the
National Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Office at
Additionally, VA has a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans,
1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838),
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Holds
Hospice Lights of
Life Community Remembrance
Ceremony in Pittsfield
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is holding a Hospice
Lights of Life Community Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday, December
5 at 11:30 a.m. at Pittsfield Area Senior Center, 74 Main Street in
Pittsfield. This year marks the 18th Hospice Lights of Life, an
annual event to honor our loved ones and raised awareness about the
compassionate care that our hospice program provides patients and
their families has begun.
Also in December, hundreds of electric candles will be lit in the
windows of downtown Pittsfield to celebrate lives past.
Concord Regional VNA thanks all of our corporate sponsors including
“Shining Stars” Concord Imaging Center, New Hampshire
Oncology-Hematology, P.A., The Prescription Center/Northeast
Pharmacy Services, and St. Paul’s School.
For more information, call (603) 224-4093, ext. 5807
or visit www.crvna.org.
PMHS Presents A Christmas Carol
Introducing Actor Quinn Boyce
By Emily Little
“Bah humbug!” Quinn, a junior in his fourth year of drama club, was
ecstatic to receive the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Pittsfield
Middle High School’s performance of A Christmas Carol. As a
cheerful, kind person it may not seem likely for Quinn to have a lot
in common with his irascible, grumpy character, but as a talented
young actor, he pulls off the part of Mr. Scrooge remarkably well. I
had the chance to sit down with Quinn Boyce in an interview to talk
about the upcoming production.
Quinn first became interested in drama in the seventh grade at his
previous school where he tried out for a part in Dracula. He was
denied a role in that play, but the next year he had moved to
Pittsfield, where he received the part of Tweedle Dum in Alice in
Wonderland. Quinn continued participating in the drama club and went
on to do bigger parts such as Genie from Aladdin and Mr. Richards
from The Boardinghouse. He told me that his favorite performance was
The Boardinghouse, but his most memorable role was definitely Genie
from Aladdin. Quinn recalled how months after performing Aladdin, a
man saw him on the street and called out to him, referring to him as
“Genie”, which Quinn found amusing and also took great pride in.
It’s no secret that Quinn is very glad to have received the role of
Scrooge, and it only seemed to be a surprise to him. His fellow
peers and actors recognized his talent and progressively increasing
importance of roles, but Quinn claims to not have been expecting to
receive the lead role. He thought he would be placed as the
narrator, which he would not have had any problem with.”I was really
excited when I found out that I got the lead role; it’s something I
have been working towards for a couple years now, so I was pretty
happy to get that.”
“As the theater thing goes, you never say ‘good luck’, so I’m not
going to say that it’s going to go well, but maybe...it might not be
awful.” Quinn joked. He really enjoys A Christmas Carol, and feels
that it is very different from plays he has participated in in the
past. “I really like that it is a drama, opposed to all the comedies
that drama club has done. So I get to show a range of emotion more
than just bombastic and happy.” He also remarked upon the difference
in his character, “I like showing an arc of character. With Mr.
Richards I was the same character, but I like that I’m a dynamic
character and I can change now.” Quinn is pleased with the shift in
theme of this play, but there are many other changes that could
prove to be a challenge, “I’d say that the biggest challenge is
being in the lecture hall instead of on the stage.” Drama club does
not usually work in the school lecture hall, so it has been
challenging for them to work in their limited space and to find
creative ways to use the lighting and setting effects to bring the
show to life, but it also gives them a tighter, cozier environment.
So as the PMHS Drama Club may be dealing with changes and
challenges, their performance of A Christmas Carol is still expected
to go very well.
Mr. Scrooge invites you to come experience Pittsfield
Middle High School’s magical performance of A Christmas Carol on
Friday, December 13 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 15 at 1:00pm
because “it’s a great adaptation of an already beloved play, and
everyone in there has a lot of heart and I think that it’s going to
be a good retelling of a story that everyone knows and everyone will
walk away with a good experience”. Tickets are on sale at the door
($10 for adults, $8 for students) or may be reserved until November
29th by reaching a director or cast member ($8 for adults, $5 for
students). Please e-mail director Joshua Shawver at
[email protected] or
director Anne Banks at
[email protected] with any