Those Celebrating Birthdays are: May 5, Danny Deane; May 6, Judith
Dunne; May 9, Scott Ward, Joshua Labrecque; May 10, Adam Ward; May
11, Nathan Brown, Chris Ward. June 1, Bruce Smith, Holly Payne,
Dennis Beaudoin, Jr., Teresa Merrill, Matthew Snell; June 2, Tucker
June 3, Sakima Riel, Sandy Higgins; June 4, Autumn Munn.
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: June 5, Herman and Sheila Fries,
Daniel and Sabra Welch; June 7, Milton and Wendy Locke.
School Lunch Menus
June 10 - June 14, 2013
Hot Diggity Dog
Hot dog, oven fries, sweet peas, pears
Popcorn chicken, dinner roll, carrots, fruit cocktail
North End Fav
Lazy lasagna, Parmesan wheat roll, Italian style green beans,
Chicken noodle bake, peas and carrots, orange wedges
Fresh Picks Pizza
Cheese pizza or chef’s topping, broccoli tops, cinnamon apples
Meatball sub, green beans, baby carrots, pears
Popcorn chicken, seasoned rice, carrots, fruit cocktail
North End Fav
Lazy lasagna, Parmesan wheat roll, Italian style green beans,
Buffalo or plain chicken over a Caesar salad, pita bread, orange
Shepherd’s pie, fresh bread, broccoli tops with hummus dip, cinnamon
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!
LRCC First Pastry Arts Graduate
Lakes Region Community College’s (LRCC) first Pastry Arts graduate,
Megan Colby (Pittsfield-right), pauses for a moment with LRCC Pastry
Arts Professor, April Hall (Concord-left), prior to LRCC’s 44th
Commencement Ceremony. One hundred sixty-one students received one
hundred sixty-six degrees at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center in
“Megan is very artistic and creative as she demonstrated in Advanced
Cake Decorating and Advanced Pastry and Confection classes,” says
Hall who holds the Bachelor’s Degree from Johnson and Wales
University with honors. “Ms. Colby is doing a co-op this summer with
a main supplier of the Common Man Family of Restaurants and is ready
to dive into her career. One can count on Megan Colby!”
At LRCC’s Commencement, Common Man Family of Restaurant’s Owner,
Alex Ray (not pictured), received a LRCC Honorary Associate Degree
for his community support and assistance in providing kitchen space
for the College’s Hospitality Club.
The Friends RSVP Program In Need Of New Volunteers
The Friends RSVP Caregiver Program is seeking volunteers who have a
couple of hours per week, or even just a few hours per month, to
bring comfort and cheer to homebound senior citizens by providing
transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and
friendly visits. Our program helps to keep the elderly living
independently and shows a lonely person that someone cares.
Volunteers will share conversation, memories and interests with
their match and you will not only be improving their lives but yours
Please contact our office for more information:
After a very successful 2012 season, the Friday Night Kayaking Club
starts up again for the 2013 season. Meet new people and explore the
local waterways. The group meets at local ponds, lakes and Suncook
River launch sites at 6 PM every Friday during the months of June,
July and August for 90 minutes of flat water paddling. Paddlers
range in age from 8 to 80. Singles, families and couples welcome.
There is no cost or fees involved. Information on upcoming trips
starting the first Friday in June can be found at the group’s
Globe Manufacturing Receives BBB NH 2013 Torch Award
Firesuit Manufacturer Continues Commitment to Founding Family Values
Left to right – BBB of NH President Robert Shomphe; Rob Freese,
Senior Vice President of Marketing at Globe Manufacturing Company;
Gef Freese, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Globe
Manufacturing Company; BBB of NH Chairman Howard Brodsky.
Globe Manufacturing Company received the 2013 Torch Award for
Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau of New Hampshire.
The award was presented at a banquet held in Manchester on May 22.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus established this annual
awards program in order to gain public recognition for American
businesses who maintain a solid commitment to conducting their
practices in an ethical manner. The Torch Awards honor select
businesses showing prowess in marketplace ethics through trust,
performance, and integrity. Award winners are recognized for their
outstanding business practices and for promoting a trustworthy
marketplace for all. They are chosen by an independent panel of
Globe employs nearly 400 employees and has more than 125,000 square
feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities, with headquarters
in Pittsfield. For 126 years, Globe has provided high quality,
customized gear that combines innovative design and construction
methods, the skills of experienced employees, and the highest
“Four generations ago, Globe was founded when family was central to
all activities and integrity was a paramount guide to a successful
life, and these beliefs were put far above success in business,”
said Rob Freese, senior vice president of marketing at Globe
Manufacturing Company. “Today more than ever we’re proud to embrace
these same values while successfully competing in the global
Globe is the largest and most trusted manufacturer of
structural firesuits in the world. Over the years, Globe has been
responsible for introducing many of the materials, designs, and
construction methods we now take for granted in firefighter gear,
having invented the waterproof coat construction method that is
still in use in the fire service today. Learn more at
“Walking Hand In Hand Through Life!”
You and your friends are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the
Concord Christian Women’s Connection and Stonecroft Ministries on
Thursday, June 13th, from 11:30 to 1:30, at The Red Blazer
Restaurant, 72 Manchester Street, Concord, NH.
The cost of the luncheon is $18.00 inclusive. The special feature
is Kathy Crews, author of the book “Mom... It’s Cancer” Breast
Cancer: One Family, Two Women, Two Battles, Too Unimaginable! Guest
speaker, Judith Warren’s message is entitled “Having It All Is Not
Reservations are required by June 10th, cancellations are also
required. Call Wendy at 485-7446 or Barbara at 798-5976.
Stonecroft Ministries is a non-profit ministry. For
more information visit
Memorial Day Ceremony
Submitted By Merrill A. Vaughan, Commander
Peterson-Cram Post 75 Pittsfield, NH 03263
Due to the cold snap we all felt last week, it was a last minute
decision to move our annual Memorial Day observance indoors. On
Saturday, May 25, Reverend David Stasiak of The Pittsfield First
Congregational Church agreed to host it indoors the next day. A
flurry of phone calls and emails was made to attempt to announce to
everyone the change. Changes were made to the Master Calendar of
the Town Website and on the Channel 24 listing. Notices were also
made to the four major churches in town to try and have the change
noted as well for their individual congregations.
We started our Sunday service with the Congregation of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church with Father John providing the sermon for us
and welcoming us to their service. American Legion Peterson-Cram
Post 75 Commander Merrill Vaughan read off the six names of those
who died in the town since Memorial Day 2012: Larry M. Williams
Sr., July 2012; Edward Stapleton III, 22 September 2012; Paul J.
Dill, 25 October 2012; Chester Adams Jr., 29 March 2013; Dean M.
Cameron, 2 May 2013; and Robert O. Moulton, 23 May 2013.
The observance began at 12:55 pm with the Winslow sisters, Madelyn
and Grace, vocal prelude. Stephanie Joyce sang the National Anthem,
Reverend David Stasiak provided us with the Invocation and
Benediction and the Pittsfield Players providing us with songs half
way in the program. The speaker was Colonel James C. Allard, USA
(Ret) who spoke on the true meaning of Memorial Day. And Commander
Vaughan read off the names of the six Post members.
Commander Vaughan wishes to thank all who helped out with the
observance along with the Scouts, Beautification Committee, Blue
Star and Gold Star Families and our special Fire and Police
Departments who support us with all of our programs.
Rob Freese playing Taps.
Spring Planting At Lyman Park
Jeff Huntington of Pleasant View Garden and Jolene and Ryan Woods.
The Pittsfield Historical Society held its annual spring planting of
flowers at Lyman Park on Saturday, May 25, and as tradition would
have it, the heavens opened and the rains came. Special thanks go
out to Jeff Huntington of Pleasant View Gardens for their donation
of all the beautiful flowers that you now see on the walkways and
back section of the park. Pleasant View Gardens has been donating
flowers to the Society since Lyman Park was dedicated in 2000. Thank
you, Jeff, and Pleasant View for all of your support.
Volunteers braved the elements to plant the flowers and spread the
mulch. Rain-soaked were Paul Provencal, Clayton Wood and Jolene and
Ryan Wood, Martha and Richard Moloy, Bill Provencal, Fuzz Freese,
Sabra and Dan Welch, Cedric Dustin and Judy and Ray Webber. Thanks
to everyone for helping out. The best part was that the new
plantings didn’t need watering...
A surprise visit from RI for Alvah Robinson. He finally meets his
great great grandsons-Parker John Souza born on New Year’s Eve,
December 31, 2012 and Jaxson John Souza born on Valentine’s Day,
February 14, 2013. Not many families can have a photo with five
generations! Amazing! Top left-Lauren, Parker, Lisa, Mary, Alvah
Mason Martineau, 2nd grader at Pittsfield Elementary School, was
awarded a gold medal from Phys. Ed teacher Brian Donohue for raising
the most money for Jump Rope for Heart. He raised a total of
Sign Up For Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading”
Carol Grainger, Summer Program Coordinator
Jennifer Kearns, Teen Summer Coordinator
The Josiah Carpenter Library invites you and your child(ren) to
participate in the 2013 Summer Reading Program. This summer, Dig
Into Reading, is about the wonders under our feet; root vegetables,
buried treasure, insect and dinosaurs. The program is free and open
to all children.
Registration will be held at the library beginning June 10th through
June 29th. The younger children will receive a folder and the first
week their reading log and activity.
The program will begin July 11 through August 15. Because of the
Children’s Room being closed, the younger children will have two
reading sessions on Thursday which will include reading stories and
a snack. Craft activities will be bagged and sent home with the
children. The first session will be at 10 am in the Main Room of the
Library and the second session will be at the Pool at 3 pm.
For 6th thru 12th graders, we will have a grab and go activity,
puzzle or worksheet available each week at the library. There will
also be a notebook with updated Summer Reading Program information
in it about other special events for tweens and teen, for example a
movie or game night. Each participant will receive a ticket for
each activity they complete.
This program is designed to encourage reading in a relaxed
environment. All participants should keep track of the books they
read and there will be rewards for their effort.
Born on September 26, 1930, in Croydon, Surrey, England. He was
orphaned at about the age of two. He and his older brother, Vic,
grew up in an orphanage in Frodham, near Cheshire. Upon leaving the
orphanage at age 15, he apprenticed as a mechanic at Rover Cars.
His sister, Sylvia, married a G.I. Her in-laws sponsored John and he
moved to Philadelphia in 1947 just short of his 17th birthday.
He joined the USAF. Shortly after the start of the Korean War, he
was able to have his education paid for by the G.I. Bill. He
attended Penn State and graduated with a degree in Civil
He moved to Long Island and took a job with the NY State Dept. of
Transportation in Suffolk County. He and a friend decided to take
an apartment in Greenwich Village in September, 1958. He met his
future wife at the “White Horse Tavern” and they were married on
Valentine’s Day 1959 at “The Little Church Around the Corner.”
After the birth of their son, David, they moved to a house in
Melville, Long Island, where they lived for 25 years. John has
always enjoyed woodworking and built furniture, cabinets, floors,
etc., and a 15-foot sailboat.
On a camping trip to Nova Scotia in the late 60s, they stayed at
Glen-N-Glade on Jenness Pond and returned there many times in the
next 20 years. Being able to retire at 55, the couple thought about
New Hampshire. The realtor was putting up a “For Sale” sign on the
property on Clough Road, a 19th Century house and an 18th century
barn. John fell in love at first sight, purchased the property and
moved up in December 1986. John spent a number of happy years
transforming the barn into a beautiful home with a magnificent
John felt strongly about Pittsfield. He served on the Planning
Board, as a Selectman, and for a number of years he worked on his
pet project - the hanging flower baskets on Main Street.
A renaissance man, there was nothing he couldn’t or wouldn’t do.
The eternal optimist, “the glass is half full,” and a “Pollyanna,”
he died peacefully on May 20th at Pleasant View Nursing Home having
lived a happy life.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; son, David; daughter Victoria;
daughter-in-law, Andrea; three grand-daughters, Kyla, Brianna and
Ursula; two great grandchildren, Kamdyn and Kaleb.
A Memorial Service will be held at The First Congregational Church
in Pittsfield on June 8th at 11:00 A.M. The Rev David Stasiak,
Pastor will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to: The Pittsfield Flower
Fund, c/o Donna Keeley, 256 True Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263.
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