Those Celebrating Birthdays are: June 12, Amy Blackey, Thomas Dunne,
Brian Parent; June 13, Jon Lebrun, Ashley Brown, Joe Rogers, John S.
Kidder; June 14, Roberta Maxfield; June 15, Catherine Boston, Mark
Wallace, Linda Harnden; June 16, Joseph Ash; June 18, Nicholas
Shaver, Guy Derby, Jr., Whiley Clattenburg.
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: June 13, Glenn and Maureen
June 17, Tim and Becky Mineau; June 18, Robert and Paullette Chagnon.
Happy 98th Birthday to Nellie Riel on June 15th.
The Pittsfield Beautification Committee would like to thank all of
you who came out and supported our Plant/Bake sale at the Town Wide
Yard Sale. You can continue to support our Town gardens by making
donations at our collection boxes located at Jack’s Pizza, Danis
Market, Jitters, Dominick’s and Bell Brothers. We look
forward to seeing you again at our annual Mum/Plant Sale scheduled
for August 17th.
Reward for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who broke into
the home on Ingalls Rd, Pittsfield.
Contact Sgt. Cain of the Pittsfield Police Department at 435-7535.
It is time to pick Pittsfield’s 2013 Citizen of the Year. If you
know someone whom you feel deserves this honor, nominate them by
sending their name and reasons they should be Citizen of the Year
Citizen of the Year
PO Box 173
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Please get your nominations in before June 27. Winner will be
honored at Old Home Day on July 20.
A community service project on behalf of the local 4H group -
Victory Workers offers a free intro to tennis (group lesson) on
Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 9-11 a.m. at the tennis courts in
This is for children currently in 2nd through 5th
grade. Space will be limited and all individuals need to
preregister by Thursday, June 20th at
or by calling 290-4111.
Registrants will need to provide the youth’s name, grade/age,
address and contact information such as address and telephone
number. The only thing the children will need is a desire to learn
and have fun with the basics of tennis and a youth tennis racquet.
School Lunch Menus
June 17 - June 21, 2013
Back To The Barnyard
Chicken burger, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, cucumber slices, fresh
It’s A Melt!
Ham and cheese roasted, sweet potatoes, peaches
The Big Cheese
Beefy Mac and cheese, Caesar salad, pears
Fresh Picks Pizza
Cheese pizza or chef’s topping, baby carrots, peaches
Last Day of School
Tuna Boat, veggie sticks, fresh fruit, carnival cookie
Back To The Barnyard
Build your own chicken sandwich, cucumber and tomato salad, fresh
It’s A Melt!
Ham and cheddar melt, green peas, roasted sweet potatoes, peaches
Prince Of Pasta
Spaghetti and meat sauce, Caesar salad, pears
Brunch For Lunch
French Toast sticks, baked ham, home fries, orange wedges
Last Day Of School
Pizza, wraps, side salads and fresh fruit
Business After Hours
The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is having a Business
After Hours at Freight House Consignment and Kalily Studio located
at 22 Huckins Road in Epsom NH on June 18th from 6 to 8 pm.
Freight House Consignment is a one stop shopping center for all
things antique to unique offering interesting items at great prices.
We pledge to have knowledgeable staff and ever changing products,
keeping it interesting for our customers. Our auction hall opens
June 8th with the first auction of the summer. Weekly Open Air
Markets are in full swing and run May-October. Check our Facebook
page or website for the schedule of specialty flea markets and craft
At Kalily Studio, we serve all ages. Utilizing both a retail ‘drop
in’ format and workshops with preregistration, we offer a space to
create to the busy parent with a toddler as well as the advanced
quilter. Birthday parties and use of space for projects or
gatherings are among our offered services as well. Drop-in patrons
are able to choose from a variety of projects for family friendly
Opening in October 2012, we are quickly becoming a destination for
Girl Scout troop outings and birthday parties. Workshops are offered
in a variety of areas: Artisan Bread making, Crochet for Beginners,
Handweaving, Duct Tape Art, Photography, Sewing/Quilting and
Scrapbooking to name a few.
Check our calendar for coming events at
like us on Facebook to hear our latest news! Looking forward to
seeing you at the Studio soon! Come in and Create!
Both Kalily Studio and Freight House Consignment have lots of
interesting future plans and great adventures ahead so please come
ready to hear about two up and coming local businesses.
We will be doing some grilling with Pampered Chef Recipes and
gadgets at this event, so please come prepared to eat some food and
have some fun.
Josiah Carpenter Library Trustees Book Budget Benefit
Who: Pittsfield’s Pulitzer Prize Poet, Sharon Olds
What: Author reading and Book signing
When: 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013
Where: Pittsfield Players Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St., Pittsfield
Why: Library Trustees Book Budget Benefit
How: Admittance ticket, suggested donation $8.00. Intermission Bake
Sale and Raffle, signed copy book sale of “Stag’s Leap.”
Summer Vacation Bible School Comes To Pittsfield!
Be sure to set aside Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. to register for
Children’s Summer Vacation Bible School – join us for hamburgers and
hot dogs and sign up for a week of Hip Hop Hope fun during the first
week in August. Come to the First Congregational Church on Main
Street to register and find out what fun things are in store for the
week of August 5-9 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Vacation
Bible School is open to preschoolers (ages 3 and up) and
Kindergartners through grade 6. We are looking forward to seeing
For more information regarding the June 23rd registration event,
please feel free to call Sandra Adams at 435-8125.
Irving Gadoury graduated from UMass Lowell on May 18th. He currently
lives in NYC where he is spending the summer interning at the
largest recording studio in NYC. Artists such as Beyonce, Mary J.
Blidge and many others record at this studio. The studio also
records many Broadway musicals on an on-going basis. He recently was
awarded a $2000 scholarship, one of two nationally from a sound
recording equipment manufacturer, API. Irving is the son of local
musician, Gary Gadoury of Alton and Terry Gadoury of Portsmouth.
Pittsfield Historical Society Invites You To Stroll With The Dead
The Pittsfield Historical Society invites you to join us for our
second program of 2013 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Old
Meetinghouse Cemetery on Broadway. Larry Berkson will be hosting
both the living and the dead for a free guided walking tour of the
oldest cemetery in town. Learn about our town founder John Cram;
David Fogg, Josiah White, and Rev. Benjamin Sargent – who managed to
preach to both Congregationalists and Calvinist Baptists, at the
same time! Larry will also introduce us to a magician, a
Revolutionary War hero, and the many children who died in the
Spotted Fever Epidemic.
Please come prepared for walking uneven terrain and braving the
current flying insect population. Rain will cancel the event. We
will begin this program at the earlier time of 6:30 p.m., to take
advantage of the daylight. If you choose to stay in the cemetery
after dark, you do so at your own risk!
Lt. Gary Mullen and his son Garrett (along with Chris Ward, not in
photo) represented the Pittsfield Firefighters Association by
placing flags and markers at Floral Park Cemetery for Memorial Day.
VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals To Meet Goal, Expands Access To Care And Outreach
Efforts, Directs Nationwide Community Mental Health Summits
Merrill A. Vaughan
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has
met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined
in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve
Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and
“Meeting this hiring milestone significantly enhances our ability to
improve access to care for those Veterans seeking mental health
services and demonstrates our continued commitment to the health and
well-being of the men and women who have served the Nation,” said
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “Meeting this goal
is an important achievement, but we recognize that we must continue
to increase access to the quality mental health care Veterans have
earned and deserve.”
As of May 31, 2013, VA has hired a total of 1,607 mental health
clinical providers to meet the goal of 1,600 new mental health
professionals outlined in the Executive Order. Additionally, VA has
hired 2,005 mental health clinical providers to fill existing
vacancies. VA has also hired 318 new peer specialists
towards the specific goal of 800 peer specialists by Dec. 31, 2013
as outlined in the Executive Order. VA expects to meet that goal as
VA also recognizes that meeting the needs of Veterans and their
families requires collaboration and partnership between VA, other
federal agencies, and local communities. “Locally-driven summits
provide a well-established method to strengthen our community
partnerships, and they have been successful in support of VA’s goal
to end homelessness among Veterans,” said Veterans Health
Administration, Undersecretary for Health, Dr. Robert Petzel. “The
President is directing all VA health care systems nationwide to
conduct locally-driven Mental Health Summits to further engage with
local community partners and nurture community engagement to address
the broad mental health needs of Veterans and their families.”
Each VA health care system will reach out to relevant Veteran
Service Organizations, community based organizations, health care
providers, and local governments to develop and conduct the Summits.
VA provides a full range of comprehensive mental health services
across the country. In Fiscal Year 2012, more than 1.3 million
Veterans received specialized mental health care from the VA. This
number has risen each year from 927,052 in Fiscal Year 2006. In
addition to hiring more mental health professionals, VA is expanding
the use of innovative technology to serve Veterans in rural or
underserved areas. VA expects to double the number of Veterans
receiving care from tele-mental health services to over 800,000 in
fiscal year 2013, and has increased the number of Vet Centers, which
provide readjustment counseling and referral services from 233 in
2008 to 300 in 2012.
In November 2011, VA launched an award-winning,
national public awareness campaign called Make the Connection, which
is aimed at reducing the stigma associated with seeking mental
health care and informing Veterans, their families, friends, and
members of their communities about VA resources. More information
on Make the Connection can be found at
Mental health professionals interested in seeking
employment with the Department of Veterans Affairs can obtain
Veterans and their families interested in learning more about the
mental health services provided by VA can go to
First Congregational Changes Worship Time
Members of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield recently
voted to change their Sunday worship hours from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00
a.m. year round. The church formerly went to the 9:30 a.m. time in
the summer. The new Sunday worship time will begin June 23 at 10:00
a.m. Fellowship hour will continue as usual after the service.
The church is located at 24 Main Street, Pittsfield.
Parking and wheelchair accessible entry are available at rear of
church. For more information, call the church office at 435-7471 or
refer to the church’s website:
Letter To The Editor
I have not written in a while. Last summer, Ross Morse decided
against printing two of what I thought were very entertaining and
He really, really ticked me off. However, with the passing of Elsie
and thinking about the Morse family’s loss and thinking about my own
mother, Eva, and crying for both... Anyway, I feel Ross and I share
a special bond with the passing of our mothers. I will never forget
my mother nor his.
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
We have been busy at TOPS lately with having our yard sale last
weekend and we would like to say thanks to all of those who stopped
by to say “Hi.” The week before that we had Bingo, which was a good
time. Every once in a while it’s nice to just relax.
KOPS Best Loser for the week was Peggy and TOPS Best Loser was
Mickey. Great job ladies. We had runners up who also had nice weight
loss. So, I say Kudos to all who had a loss. Keep up the good work.
Miss Angel is Irene.
We talked about our up and coming events. Then we had Royalty. That
is when we recognize our members who have had a weight loss for the
month. Stewart had a 4.2 loss, Thom a 4.8 loss and myself with a 6.6
loss. Flowers were handed out to the other members for their effort.
Then we ended our meeting with a open mike night, which is always a
nice conversation and ideas. We soon will be having our recipe
exchange night and that sounds like it’s going to be lots of fun.
We always welcome new members and if anyone is interested in joining
us, we meet on Tuesday nights at 5:30 pm for our weigh in and at
6:30 pm for our meeting. Any questions please call Stuart Pike at
798-5981 or Pat Smith at 435-5333.
Introduce your family to the idea of Go, Slow, and Whoa foods to
help them eat healthier. Hope everyone has a good week and see you
all lighter next week!