Those Celebrating Birthdays are: July 10, Timothy J. Drew, Sr.,
Jeremy Gadoury, Alvah Robinson, Colby Wolfe; July 12, John
Barksdale, Matthew Clattenburg; July 13, Dennis Volpe, Diane Burley;
July 16, Larry Williams, Jr., Arlene Brown, John Rogers.
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: July 10, Paul and Becky Colby.
Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn
The Connected Farm Buildings of New England
Presented by author Thomas Hubka, 1:00pm Tuesday July 23
Horseshoe Pond Place Community Room,
26 Commercial Street, Concord, NH
Pittsfield Area Senior Center participants will visit Horseshoe Pond
Place to attend this informative presentation funded by a grant from
the NH Humanities Council. We will have a BBQ beef lunch at 11:30
AM, and then at 12:30 PM we will celebrate the birthday of the ice
cream cone! If you would like to attend the luncheon, please call
435-8482 by July 16th to make your lunch reservation. If you are in
need of transportation, please contact us and we’ll make sure you
Through architecture unique to northern New England, this
illustrated talk explores how farmers converted their typical
separate house and barns into connected farmsteads. Thomas Hubka’s
research in his award-winning book, Big House, Little House, Back
House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England,
demonstrates that average farmers were, in fact, motivated by
competition with farmers in other regions of America, who had better
soils and growing seasons and fewer rocks to clear. The connected
farmstead organization, housing equal parts mixed-farming and
home-industry, was one of the collective responses to the
competitive economic threat.
Well, we had another good week at TOPS with our recipe exchange
given by Barbara. Great Job! It was a really nice meeting. We had
some great recipes handed around the room that are low calorie and
some summer salads, which is a good thing because we are coming
right into the veggie season.
I, for one, love this time of the year where you can walk right out
to the garden and get the fresh veggies.
Barbara gave some very good tips and ideas. She talked about when
she was young, back on the farm, and how things were made.
The summer days are ahead for us and we are lucky to have all of the
fruits and veggies on hand. So Enjoy!
Best Loser of the week was Thom, and KOPS of the week was Peggy.
Kudos to those runners up. We have two Miss Angels: Irene and Suzie.
Keep up the good work ladies, you can get to your goal in no time.
If anyone is interested in joining us, we meet on Tuesday nights @
5:30 for weigh-in and @ 6:30 for our meeting at the St.Stephens
Church on Main Street in Pittsfield. Any questions please call
Stuart Pike @ 856-4642 or Pat Smith @ 435-5333.
Hope everyone has a great week, and remember, take time to smell the
flower. I hope everyone enjoyed time with family and friends and
stayed safe over the Fourth of July holiday. See you all lighter
Pittsfield Players to Present The Rockin’Daddios
Angelo Gentile, Bo Guyer and Jim Rogato are The Rockin’ Daddios.
The Pittsfield Players will present their Old Home Days Concert on
Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot Street,
Pittsfield, NH featuring The Rockin’ Daddios, a trio who perform
songs from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Tickets, which are $10 per person,
will be available on a rush seating basis at the box office on the
night of the show. The box office will open at 7 pm for ticket
The music of the fifties and sixties conjures up many special
memories for those of us commonly referred to as Baby Boomers. Music
from a bygone era, these tunes bring us back to a more innocent time
of our lives when kids didn’t grow up as fast and the influence of
the media was not as prevalent. The Rockin’ Daddios bring back some
of the best loved songs of the late fifties and early sixties sung
in a doo- wop style with the accent on harmonies and fun lyrics.
You’ll hear songs like “Book of Love”, “Blue Moon”, “Teenager in
Love” and “Little Star” to name a few. The songs are family friendly
and guaranteed to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.
Inspired from a popular “Men’s Medley” which was originally featured
in Irene Descehenes’ “Moments to Remember I and II” 1950’s reviews,
the Rockin’ Daddios consist of Lakes Region residents Jim Rogato, Bo
Guyer and Angelo Gentile, who have been performing together in
various shows and reviews for well over 10 years. Collectively,
their community theater experience spans six decades!
The Daddios will be performing throughout the Lakes region with
dates in Meredith, Laconia, Holderness and right here in Pittsfield
on Friday night July 19th. What better way to celebrate the 50’s for
this year’s Pittsfield Old Home Day than with the Rockin’ Daddios at
the Scenic Theater.
Mark your calendars for Friday night July 19th. Then sit back, relax
and enjoy the Rockin’ Daddios. Their music will make you smile.
Pittsfield Listen’s Annual Cookout
Pittsfield Listens team enjoying the cookout! Jen Cole, Steering
Committee, Julia Cole, Assistant Coordinator, Molly Messenger,
Community Outreach Coordinator.
Ice cream at Frekey’s, Old Home Day, and swimming at your favorite
pond or pool- there are many traditions in Pittsfield to celebrate
summer. Last week, over 50 people from throughout the community
joined for another way to have a solid start to their summer- the
Pittsfield Listen’s Annual Cookout!
This event took place on Thursday June 27th at the Pittsfield Youth
Workshop, as part of Pittsfield Listen’s monthly Community
Connection Series. The menu included hamburgers with beef from Top
of the Hill Farm in Wolfeboro, locally grown greens, and sides of
potato salad, watermelon and corn. The event was open to all and
brought people who share in a commitment to making our community a
better place for everyone to live, learn and play.
Alongside the free flowing conversation, people were welcomed to
participate in a School Report Card. Using a list of suggestions
made by community members in the 2011 dialogues, participants rated
how things have progressed. Categories ranged from communication to
transition, more electives to discipline and clear expectations for
behavior, expanded use of technology to pride in the schools.
Participants placed a sticker in the column that best represented
their view of each category since 2011- no improvement, improved a
little or improved a lot.
This was an engaging activity for all ages, with a purpose to hear
from community of the areas where we can celebrate progress, and
where there is still room for improvement. Information gathered
from this activity will be used to identify areas for action for
community members and the school district. The results can be seen
in the Community Bulletin in The Suncook Valley Sun, on the
Pittsfield Listen’s Facebook page and email list.
Thank you to the Pittsfield Listens Steering Committee and community
volunteers for your help with this event. Thank you also to the
Nellie Mae Education Foundation for their generous support which
makes this possible.
The next Pittsfield Listens Community Connection
Series is Thursday July 18 from 6:30-7:30 pm. For more information
or to get involved, please contact Molly Messenger, Community
Outreach Coordinator with Pittsfield Listens. [email protected]
Pittsfield Scout Pack 84 recently planted the flowers in the pots at
the town pool.
St. Stephen’s Summer Fair
While you’re enjoying Pittsfield’s Old Home Day events on Saturday,
July 20, be sure to stop by the Summer Fair at St. Stephen’s Church
next to Dustin Park on Main Street between 8 AM and 2 PM.
Check out our fabulous Silent Auction featuring such great items as
a huge Crate and Barrel gift basket filled with an entertainment
collection to help celebrate each season in style, a gift
certificate for a 62-mile tour around Lake Winnipesaukee on a
motorcycle with side car for two adults or one adult and one or two
children, a new Bissell Green Machine for cleaning upholstery, and a
collection of games to keep the family occupied on rainy summer days
as well as lots of other unique items, passes, and gift certificates
aimed at making your summer the best ever. See a complete list of
offerings on the web at
Don’t forget to stop at the Sidewalk Café for a meal deal with one
of Joe’s famous hot dogs or George’s pulled pork sandwiches. Top
off your lunch with something yummy from the bake table and be sure
to pick up a pie or other goodie to take home.
Plan to be at St. Stephen’s at 2 PM for the announcement of the
Silent Auction high bidders if you can, but you don’t need to be
present; you just need to be available to receive a call and arrange
for a pickup by 4 PM after the close of the fair or between 10:30
and 11:30 the next morning. Bid high, bid often, and you can be a
Pittsfield Old Home Day
Mark your calendar, July 20 is Pittsfield Old Home Day and “Fun in
the Fifties” is the theme of the day. The fun actually starts on
Friday, July 19 at the Scenic Theatre at 7:30pm - the Pittsfield
Players are sponsoring “The Daddy-O’s”, a 50’s music a cappella duo.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
On Saturday, July 20 - all the usual events will be happening -
Breakfast at the Park St. Baptist Church beginning at 7am; St.
Stephen’s Church is having a huge silent auction and plenty of food
offerings, the craft fair, food vendors, face painting, games and
activities will be at Dustin Park at 9am; the UNH Theatre Group, THE
LITTLE RED WAGON will perform at 10am; Jujubee, the clown will be
twisting balloons from 11-1pm; music by Don Smith and Bill Parker
will fill the air; the KIDS BIKE PARADE will be at noon on Main
Street; and the BIG Parade will begin at 1pm. It’s never too late
to put an entry in the parade- we encourage any sports teams,
groups, organization or clubs to enter a float or walk in the parade
and join in the fun. (Please call Louie Houle at 435-6938 to
The annual Cookoff for this year is AMERICAN CHOP SUEY - Please call
Andi Riel at 435-6346 to register to enter you best batch....there
is still time!!! Bring a crockpot of your Chop Suey to Dustin Park
to the 4-H Booth on Sat, July 20. Cash Prizes for the top 3
After the parade, come to Drake Field for the Car Show (All Vehicles
Welcome - Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles), Duck Race (Call Jay Darrah at
435-5272 for tickets-$5 per Duck or 3 for $10), Pie Eating and
Musical Chairs contests (Cash prizes to the winners!), Burger and
Hot Dog Cookout ($5/person), Hula Hoop Demo, and plenty of 50’s
music by Tammy Lynn and Myles High and the King Chrome Band.....and
of course, Fireworks will end the day!
Watch The SUN for a full schedule of events or check
the town website at
more information, please call Louie Houle at 435-6938 or Andi Riel
Pearl Garland, 79, of Catamount Road, died July 2,
2013, at the Concord Hospital following a long
illness. She was born in Woodsville, the daughter of
James H. and Ida( Quint) Joyce. She had lived in
Pittsfield for over 50 years. She was the widow of
Melvin L. Garland who died in 2010 and is survived
by a son Kevin Mitchell and wife Brenda of Penacook.
A daughter, Zee Boutillete Garland of Pittsfield.
7 Grandchildren, Ceili Wesson and husband Glenden.
Jessica Nicole and Zeb Lyman Brigham, Jillian,
Bryan and Chris Mitchell and Keith Stiles. 5 great
grandchildren, Gauge Garland Wesson, Emily Rose,
Taylor, Dylan and Hannah Mitchell.
There are no visiting hours. A Graveside Service
will be held Friday, July 12th, at 11:00AM in the
Floral Park Cemetery. The Rev. David Stasiak, Pastor
of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield ,
will officiate. The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home
is assisting with arrangements. To sign an on line
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