Those Celebrating Birthdays are: May 1, Wendy Labrecque; May 2, Kay
Owens, Matthew Wolfe; May 3, Robbie Clark, Roberta Elkins; May 4,
Bea Pszonowsky Douglas, Elizabeth Boyd; May 5, Danny Deane; May 6,
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: May 2, Daniel and Linda St. Laurent,
Sr.; May 5, Don and Dawn Farnham;
May 7, Mick and Linda Rafeal; David and Tara Ash.
School Lunch Menus
May 6 - May 10, 2013
Soft taco, seasoned rice, sweet corn tomato, salsa, fresh apple
Fish sticks, dinner toll, oven fries, orange wedges
Spaghetti and meat sauce, Parmesan roll, green beans, pears
BBQ chicken, cornbread, baked beans, cinnamon apples
Cheese pizza or chef’s topping, carrots, peaches
Mexican Street Food
Soft tacos, seasoned rice, roasted corn and tomato salsa, fresh
Texas Chili, dinner roll, oven fries, orange wedges
Prince of Pasta
Spaghetti and meat sauce, Parmesan roll, green beans, pears
BBQ chicken, cornbread, sweet corn, baked beans, cinnamon apples
Loco for Calzone!
Calzones, baby carrots, fresh fruit
6th Annual Baseball Jamboree
Submitted By Rob Stockmam
On April 6th Pittsfield, Farmington, Belmont and Prospect Mountain
had their 6th Annual Jamboree. They came together to play baseball
and get practice in before the start of the season. But this year
was a little different!
On this cold and windy day they were not playing for themselves they
were playing for the kids of CHAD (Children’s Hospital at
I take great pride in all the players that came out to raise money
for this great cause. From 8 am till 6 pm these four teams endured
some of the coldest weather I have ever been a part of in my 15 yrs
of coaching. It was just brutal out there.
By the end of this long cold day all four teams raised over $700 for
the hospital. I would like to thank all the sponsors and the players
in making this a very successful tournament and fund raiser. I look
forward to writing a check to CHAD and delivering it when we go up
for our annual trip.
Local Letter Carriers to “Stamp out Hunger” on May 11
The 21st annual National Letter Carriers National “Stamp out Hunger”
Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 11. Local food pantries and
social service agencies in the greater Concord area will be the
recipients of non-perishable food as a result of Merrimack County’s
Each year, more than 5 tons of food is collected and distributed
locally through this collaborative effort of the NALC, Granite
United Way-Merrimack County Region and the Capital Region Food
Program. Last year, over 70 million pounds of food was donated
nationally as part of the largest single-day annual food drive in
“On the second Saturday of May each year, thousands of letter
carriers step forward and join our co-workers, family members,
friends and community partners to pick up those all-important and
often heavy sacks of donated non-perishable food items left by
mailboxes,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.
It is easy to participate! Simply collect and bag
non-perishable food items and place by the mailbox. A letter carrier
will take it donations to the Capital Region Food Program for
distribution. To volunteer on May 11, please contact Val
Guy at Granite United Way at
[email protected] or
603.224.2595 ext. 226.
for more information on how to organize a food drive, to donate and
to volunteer, and to find a list of partner agencies supported by
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 News
Submitted By Merrill Vaughan, Commander,
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
The newly elected officers of The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post
75 for 20-13-2014 will be installed on May 7, 2013 beginning at 7:30
pm. The installation will take place at Post Commander Vaughan’s
residence, 50 Deer Meadow Rd., Pittsfield. The Installing Officer
will be District 5 Commander Gerard LeDuc.
The meeting will also include final plans for Memorial Day
observance that will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 and the latest
information on the Post Home renovation project.
Commander Vaughan also opens the meeting to “not only those who are
members, but veterans of all eras who may want to join the largest
Veterans Service Organization”. If anyone has questions, they can
call Commander Vaughan at his home phone 435-5207; and his cell
The family of Pat Lank would like to thank everyone for their
overwhelming support through her illness and recent passing. Thank
you for the thoughts and prayers every day. It is so comforting to
know that she has affected so many people over the years, which was
shown by the 200+ people who attended her Memorial Service and the
many others who were unable to attend but reached out to us. Special
thanks to her brother, Tom Kenneally for visiting “his favorite
girl” every day at the Nursing Home and helping us through this most
difficult journey. We would also like to thank the incredible staff
at Epsom Manor Health Care most especially Cheryl Batchelder for
their loving and compassionate care they provided to Pat during her
14 month stay with them as well as the support they provided to her
Peter & Pauline Lank & Family
Cindy & Steve Hodges & Family
Debbie & John Nickerson & Family
Dan Lank & Family
Thomas Kenneally & Family
Lorraine Stewart & Family
Dorcas Guild – April 2013
The Dorcas Guild met the evening of April 9 with twelve members
attending. President Nancy Fogg opened the meeting. Nella Hobson
gave an excellent reading that she had written based on Psalm 51:10,
entitled “Spring Cleaning and Spirit Cleaning.” Leslie Vogt led all
in the Lord’s Prayer.
Joan Riel reported the minutes of the previous meeting, read
correspondence and distributed several cards to be signed and
mailed. In the absence of treasurer Reny Boyd, Nella, acting
treasurer, gave the financial report.
The food basket, brought by Peggy Jacobs, was taken by Leslie. At
the May meeting it will go to Audrey Moore. The apron went from
Nancy to Diane Vaughan. The mystery package, brought by Audrey was
won by Gailann Newton.
Gailann reported that she had ordered a walnut high chair at a
delivered cost of $52.09. It is being shipped and will need
assembling. Nella mentioned that on March 28 she met with Maureen
Kathios Brown, “Project Linus” representative, to hand over more
than 20 homemade quilts and blankets. The Guild is supporting
“Project Linus” as one of their yearly community projects. Nancy and
Peggy gave an update on the Ladies Tea to be held in May.
The June banquet scheduled for June 11 was discussed. Since members
enjoyed the meal last year at Jitters Café, it is likely to be held
there again. Nella gave news from Mary Poarch regarding recent
happenings in New Tribes Missions. Several of Mary’s children and
their families serve in the mission field in various parts of the
Plans were made to host the Fellowship Hour following church April
28. Before the close of the meeting, a group photo was taken. This
will be matted and framed with the mat signed by those represented
in the photo and will be given to our dear member, Elsie Morse.
Delicious refreshments were served by hostesses Nella and Leslie. At
this time, numbers were drawn for members to select a brown bag
“White Elephant” gift. A great variety of treasures!
The next meeting will be held May 14. This will be the flower
arranging meeting. Members are asked to bring a small vase and a few
dollars. Hostesses will be Kathy Bergeron and Mary Jo Powelson.
2nd Annual Spring Mega-Yard Sale Fundraiser
Rise Again Outreach, a local non-profit community outreach
organization, is seeking donated items for its 2nd Annual Spring
Mega-Yard Sale Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11
at the corner of Rt. 106 and Staniels Road in Loudon (near the Red
Roof Inn). It’s a great time to do some spring cleaning, get rid of
some clutter, and support a great local cause.
Donated items can be dropped by the Rise Again Outreach office at 34
Staniels Road, Suite 5, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Items should be in good usable condition
and will not be returned if they fail to sell at the event.
Televisions and computer monitors cannot be accepted.
If you need items picked up locally, contact Bob at 1-800-266-5017
Ext. 709 and we’ll try to make an arrangement. Last year, this event
ways a huge success, raising $1,400 for Rise Again Outreach. So even
if you cannot donate items to sell, please plan on stopping by and
browsing during the sale.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church,
Pittsfield to Celebrate
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 50 Main St., Pittsfield, NH
The Parish of St. Stephen’s, Pittsfield was organized on March 30,
1863. At a meeting that day it was voted on and passed that the
Board of Wardens and Vestrymen be authorized to purchase and prepare
a lot for a chapel. A piece of land on Main Street in Pittsfield was
purchased from Mr. and Mrs. James Drake for $500 to be used as a lot
for the church. The Second Bishop of New Hampshire, The Right
Reverend Carlton Chase made his first visitation to St. Stephen’s on
July 19, 1863. Bishop Chase preached twice that morning in the
Masonic Hall before the procession moved to the foundation for the
new church building where he presided over the ceremonies and
prayers to celebrate of laying the corner stone.
On May 19, 2013 at 9:30 am, the Tenth Bishop of New Hampshire, The
Right Reverend A. Robert Hirschfeld will make his first visitation
to the parish of St. Stephen’s. Bishop Hirschfeld will preside at a
service to celebrate St. Stephen’s 150 years of ministry. The
service will include confirmations, receptions and the Holy
Eucharist. Following the service will be an anniversary luncheon to
celebrate “the little church with the big heart.” Everyone is
welcome at St. Stephen’s, 50 Main Street, Pittsfield and we
encourage you to join us any Sunday at St. Stephen’s for our service
at 9:30 am to see why our ministry continues to thrive 150 years