Celebrating Birthdays are: August 28, Sandra Courtemanche; August
31, Chris Plante, Chris Dunne, Andy Hubbard; September 1, Paullette
September 2, Faith Whittier; September 3, Norman Gagnon, Jacob Gray.
Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: September 3, Tom and Ruth Huckins.
updating our birthday and anniversary lists and need your help.
would like your name to continue to be printed with your birthday
and/or your anniversary date, then give us a call at 435-6291. If we
don’t hear from you, we will remove your name.
To The Editor
good citizens of Pittsfield:
the other night that my good friend, Larry Konopka, had resigned his
We as a
town are screwed. We as a town are going to need 30 people to
replace him. First, let’s all figure out how screwed we are.
what I figure:
over evaluated as a town. 2) zero increase in revenue. 3) expenses
going up. 4) town meeting once a year. Selectman meeting two nights
a month for 2-3 hours. 5) Big, big financial pressures facing our
town. 6) Something needs to be done.
can come up with for a solution is the following:
Selectmen’s meeting every Tuesday, 6 pm, except on Christmas. 2)
Public input before and after meeting. 3) Here is where we change.
If during the meeting, a person there has an important point on a
matter, the Selectmen would call on that person, and listen to his
point. This way the town becomes more a meeting of the people, where
we can have conversations to deal with problems at hand. When Fred
Hast, Pam St. Laurent and I were Selectmen, it was decided to let
the people help run the town. We had a lot of participation.
night Glenn Porter, who worked on the town road crew, was there. We
were sending out bid requests for a concrete foundation to replace
the granite rock one in the Town Hall. The problem, water was
getting into the basement, which is used as the food pantry. Glenn
said “I’ve dug on this land and it was dry. The water is coming off
the roof. Put the pavement back up to the building and you will see
a big improvement.” He was right.
make me run for Selectman to make these changes. Let’s make Larry
Citizens of Pittsfield:
discovered in the last week that my medical problems had nothing to
do with responsibilities’ as a Selectman, but rather, to do with the
medication I was taking. My resignation was based upon mistaken
information and at this time I want to remain on the Board of
Selectman and continue serving our community. I have rescinded my
resignation and am looking forward to serving our community for the
remaining term I have.
Pittsfield Area Senior Center Drop
Of Support For Military Personnel And Families
Pittsfield Area Senior Center has become a drop off site for
Operation Appreciation. We are collecting cards and letters of
support to be sent to parents, spouses or children of service
members, veterans, or active duty service members. The letters of
appreciation will be collected by the Friends Program, who will
coordinate with Blue Star Families to distribute the letters.
Pittsfield’s drop off site will be on going, but central New
Hampshire has a goal of collecting 5,000 letters by mid-September.
collection box, and cards and stationary if you need them, is
located in the Community Center’s function room. Please write a note
or letter, write the category of person your note was written for
(child, parent, active duty, etc.) on the back of the envelope, and
then place your note in the collection box. No postage is necessary.
Thank you in advance for bringing us some letters!
Pittsfield Area Senior Center
month of September brings a resumption of the center’s exercise
classes, and a number of special activities. The VNA Health
Education Series will continue on Wednesday, September 4th at 12:30
pm with the presentation “Easy Does It: Reducing Falls Through
Thoughtful Decisions.” The Visiting Nurses Association will also be
at the center to provide flu immunizations on Friday, September 27th
from 10:00 am to noon.
Yoga will resume on Monday, September 9th at 11:00 am. Young at
Heart STARS: Strength Training and Restorative Exercise for Seniors
will resume Wednesday, September 18th at 9:30 am. Both classes have
a suggested donation of $4.00 per class, people can join anytime,
and the first class is free!
six-week discussion series “Better Choices, Better Health” will
begin Tuesday, September 10th at 9:30 am to noon. Better Choices is
an engaging program that includes setting goals that are achievable,
finding support and solutions to problems, and explores methods for
working in partnership with your health care team, and others, to
achieve your goals. Individuals living with a chronic health
condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition are welcome
to attend this free program which will be offered in partnership
with Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association. Call 435-8482 to
center will celebrate the theme of National Senior Center Week
Experts at Living Well on September 18th at 11:30 am. Join us for a
delicious luncheon and a conversation with Pittsfield Listens to
discuss the best ways for seniors to share their wisdom with our
wonderful community. Luncheon will be provided compliments of
NH Humanities Council program: “Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How
Food Defines a Region” will be presented September 24th at 1:00 pm.
The preceding luncheon will feature traditional New England
favorites from local providers. So mark your calendar, and plan to
enjoy a delicious lunch!
Friday, September 27th come on a trip to ride the Cannon Mountain
Tramway to view Fall Foliage. The tramway is free for NH residents
age 65 and over, and is completely handicapped accessible. You can
bring your own lunch, or purchase one at the mountaintop restaurant.
Call the center to sign up and learn the details.
Home And Family Day Update
official. Barton Lumber Company will be hosting their first Fall
Home and Family Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9:00 am to
2:00 pm; rain or shine. This outdoor event is Open To The Public
Free Of Charge. The purpose of the event is to introduce the public
to our local businesses and groups.
know how important it is to support our local businesses and groups,
but I’ll bet you didn’t know how many there are in this area.
Therefore, we are inviting any and all local businesses,
self-employed professionals, associations and organizations to set
up an exhibit or display at the event. We already have firm
commitments from several local businesses and groups including:
Local Butcher, Piaseczny Metal Images, Get Fit NH, Michele’s Totally
Awesome Gourmet Popcorn, The Innate in You, Gilmanton Winery,
Arbonne Independent Consultant, Pittsfield Circle of Home and
Family, Victory Workers 4-H Club, Catamount Womenaid.
have music and entertainment by renowned balladeer Jim Barnes
(sponsored by Eastern Propane), face painting by Linda Weiser of
Artists View NH, miniature horses from Tiny Tails Miniature Horse
Farm, wagon rides and several non-profit groups will be selling a
wide variety of food as fundraisers for their groups.
Registrations are now being taken for anyone wanting to set up an
exhibit at the event. For more information or a registration form
contact Lillian Wheeler at
[email protected], telephone 435-6880, fax 435-7714 or
stop by Barton Lumber Company.
your calendar for Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at
Barton Lumber Company located at 245 Province Road (Route 107 N) in
Barnstead for the Fall Home and Family Day. Come meet just some of
the local business owners and groups.
Pittsfield Economic Development Committee (EDC) is preparing a full
page article on Pittsfield’s business opportunities that will be
placed in the New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ).
article will include text with multiple photographs of the Charrette
area and Route 28 properties. The NEREJ’s circulation reaches real
estate agencies and developers throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island,
Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
rotational basis, the NEREJ has specific issues that feature
business and development opportunities within a particular state.
Our article will be included in the issue that emphasizes New
strongly believes that it is Vital to promote Pittsfield beyond New
asking for donations to cover the cost of this article, as well as
future promotions of Pittsfield. If you would like to contribute to
this fund, please make your check out to the “Suncook Valley
Regional Development Corporation” (in the memo line note that it is
for “Promotion of Pittsfield”) and mail it to: Economic Development
Committee, P.O. Box 98, Pittsfield, NH 03263.
help and generosity are greatly appreciated.
Spiritual Warfare Presentation By Rev.
September 9, 2013 Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church in Loudon,
NH is hosting a presentation on Spiritual Warfare! This presentation
is given by Rev. Kenneth Steigler. Pastor Ken has worked with
cleansing and deliverance ministries in Salem, MA and many other
places around the country. There will be time for questions and
answers after the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.
presentation is Free and open to everyone. This is a presentation
not to be missed! The church is located on 433 Clough Hill Road in
Loudon. For more information please call Rev. Linda Overall at
From The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
Submitted By Merrill Vaughan, Commander
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
September 2, 2013 meeting of The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post
75 will begin at 7:30 pm at the Post Home located at 3 Loudon Rd,
Pittsfield, NH. Among the topics on hand that night will be
membership, Post Home remodeling, plans for POW/MIA observance,
(held on the third Friday of September) which in this case is
September 20, 2013, and Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013.
anyone has questions, please feel free to contact one of your
neighbors who is in the Legion or by calling the Post Commander,
Merrill Vaughan at his cell phone 603-344-0264.