Those Celebrating Birthdays are: August 7, Brandon Giuda, Michael
Tuttle, Keith Snedeker, Andrew Fries, JoAnne Ward; August 8, Fred
Hast, I; August 9, Jess Hillsgrove; August 10, Jennifer Snell,
Alysha Quattrucci, Jim Adams, II; August 12, Corey Pethic, Jim
Paggi, Cameron Quigley.
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: August 9, Bruce and Barbara Smith;
August 12, Chet and Jane Ann Fuller; August 13, Merrill and Diane
Friends Church Services in South Pittsfield will be meeting on the
• August 11th at 1:00 pm with Nancy Talbot speaking
• August 18th at 1:00 pm with Henry Frost speaking.
All are welcome!
Family Carnival and Pig Roast!
Food, Games, and Fun!
At St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,
Route 4, Next to the Northwood Town Hall
Friday, August 9, from 6-9 pm
Saturday, August 10, from Noon-5 pm
Pig Roast Dinner on Saturday 3:30-5 pm
Includes roasted pork, corn on the cob, baked potato, choice of
salad, roll, beverage, and dessert. All for $7.50 per person or $25
for a family of 4! Tickets at the door.
Come join The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce as we enjoy our
monthly Business After Hours. The event will be held on August 8th
from 6 to 8 pm at the Public Service Company of NH (PSNH) training
facility located at 23 Catamount Road, Pittsfield, NH.
Come and learn more about PSNH, network with friends
and neighbors, enjoy light refreshments and a tour of the facility.
This is a networking opportunity for your business, so remember to
bring your business cards --- there will be a raffle! If
you are not a member and are interested in becoming one, this is a
great opportunity to learn what The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of
Commerce is involved in and how it could benefit your business. Find
out more information about this and upcoming events at
Suncook Valley Soccer Club will be hosting its last soccer sign ups
on August 15th from 6-8 pm at the Tilton Hill Fields. Teams are
filling up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on fall soccer.
SVSC will be hosting a mandatory coaches meeting following the sign
The First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield, is
sponsoring a back-to-school basic school supply giveaway Thursday,
August 15, 4 - 5:30 pm for the children of Pittsfield. A parent
must be present with their child(ren) to receive supplies. Please
enter the church through the Chestnut Street/parking lot entrance.
Announce Auditions For “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
The Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for their fall show
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” on Sunday, August 18 at 5 pm and again on
Monday, August 19th at 6:30 pm. The show has many wonderful parts
for actors and actresses from teenaged to adult, and director Dee
Dee Pitcher is also looking for tap dancers as well. Auditioners
will be asked to sing (please bring your own sheet music), read from
the script, and also do a few dance steps that will be taught at the
audition. Rehearsals for the show will begin in earnest after Labor
Day, and the show will run at the Scenic Theatre for two weekends on
November 8, 9, and 10 and on November 15 and 16.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” takes us back to New York City in the
Roaring ‘20s, when girls were bobbing their hair and rolling up
their stockings and breaking out of traditional female roles. The
show features some wonderful musical numbers, some great dancing
opportunities, and plenty of high comedy.
For a synopsis of the show and more information about
available roles, visit
www.mtishows.com. For more
information about The Players’ auditions and productions, contact
Dee Dee Pitcher at 736-2471.
Father Chet and mother Tammy Smith of Pittsfield are pleased to
announce the engagement of their daughter, Juanita Rose Smith to
Tylor John Snedeker, son of Keith and Katherine Snedeker of Epsom,
Juanita is a 2009 graduate of Pittsfield Middle High School in
Pittsfield, NH. Tylor is a 2009 graduate of Pembroke Academy,
Pembroke, NH. A July 19, 2015 wedding is planned.
Belknap County Delegation Meetings
On Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:30, 4:00 and 5:00 pm Belknap County
Delegation meetings will take place.
The County Delegation will tour the Belknap County Department of
Corrections at 2:30 pm. The Executive Committee will convene at 4:00
pm to review YTD budget expenditures. At 5:00 pm the full Delegation
will convene to hear the request for a Revenue Anticipation Note
from Gunstock Mountain Resort.
The meetings will take place in conference room #1 at the Belknap
County Complex, 34 County Drive, Laconia, NH. As always, these
meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.
Fun In The Fifties
Pittsfield Old Home Day, 2013
Saturday, July 20th was Old Home Day in Pittsfield and the theme of
the day was “Fun in the Fifties.” The weather cooperated (except
for one brief shower!) and everyone seemed to have a good time.
Many thanks are due to lots of groups, organizations, businesses
and individuals who make this event possible.
Thank you to the Pittsfield Players for sponsoring “The Rockin
Daddios” on Friday, July 19th. The Scenic Theatre was rocking with
50’s tunes and set the stage for the next day!
The Park St. Baptist Church served a delicious breakfast on Saturday
morning to start the day; thank you to all the cooks. Many thanks
to Tammy Colby who organized the craft fair. The free craft table
for kids was manned by Carol Grainger, Lisa Fries, Kathy Bleckmann,
Greta Sarte, Tara Ash and Girl Scouts – Lily, Sophia, Amber,
Jocelyn, Becca and Meredith – Thank You to all of you.
Jujubee, the clown, provided balloon “art” for the kids – free!
Thanks to the Police Explorers for manning the jump tent and games;
to St. Stephen’s Church for supplying the power for the jump tent
and to the Cub Scouts Pack 84 for sponsoring the dunk tank. A big
thank you to Judy and Ray Webber for creating the “Fun in the
Fifties” cutout for picture taking and a huge thank you to Bob and
Eileen Legg for taking the photos and posting them to the town
website. Thank you to the PHS Alumni Association members who helped
people “record” their memories!
Thank you to Don Smith and Bill Parker for providing music at Dustin
Park all morning. Thanks to the Historical Society for opening their
doors and sharing their fabulous collection of Pittsfield
The annual cook-off was American Chop Suey. Thank you to all the
participants. The winners, by popular vote, were: 1st – Beth Ferrar
(#5), 2nd – Roxanne Perry (#1) and 3rd- Steph Tuttle (#4). A very
special Thank You to the Victory Workers 4-H Club for organizing and
manning the booth.
Thanks to all the kids who participated in the Bike Parade. Thanks
to our judges, to Appleview Orchard for the ice cream certificates
and to Harry Vogt for organizing it.
Fr. Curtis Metzger of St. Stephen’s Church provided the invocation
before the parade; thank you for joining us on Old Home Day. A very
special thank you to Ms. Stephanie Joyce, for her beautiful
rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and a big thank you to Stan
Bailey for providing announcing duties for the parade. Past
Citizens of the Year were invited to gather and watch the parade
from a front row viewing area on Main Street. We’d like to thank Bob
Moulton (who passed away earlier this year) for suggesting this idea
– we’re sure he was watching!
We’d also like to thank Granite Image for providing
all the flyers, posters and program printing for the day. Thank You
to The Suncook Valley Sun for printing all of our articles, ads and
the day’s schedule. Thanks, also to our Website Committee for
posting all the events and information on our town website (www.pittsfield-nh.com)
and to all the local businesses who posted flyers and posters for
Congratulations to Dan Schroth Piermarocchi on being named
Pittsfield’s Citizen of the Year! Thank you for your continued
volunteering in our community. Thanks to Sandy and Jim Adams for
providing the “ride” for our Citizen of the Year.
Thank You to all who participated in the Parade. You are the ones
who make the parade what it is. A Huge Thank You to NH Motor
Speedway for the use of their “People Movers” and to Jon Ward for
hauling it. They worked perfectly for the band to ride in and
perform in the parade.
The Judges Award – PMHS Championship Baseball Team
1st – Victory Workers 4-H Club
2nd - Forest B. Argue Recreation Area
3rd – Cub Scout Pack 84
1st- Pittsfield Players (pulled by Appleview Orchard)
2nd – Suncook Valley Area Lions Club
3rd – Pittsfield Youth Workshop
The Chichester 2012 E1 (2000 Gal) truck won Best in Show in the Fire
(Thank you to Chris Ward and others of the Pittsfield Fire Dept for
inviting local fire departments to the parade)
The afternoon festivities moved to Drake Field with a Car Show of
hot rods, classic and vintage cars (thank you to Eli and Lisa
English for organizing this) and a soccer game took over part of the
field. Thank you to Sanel Auto for donating prizes for the car
show. A Duck Race (sponsored by the PMHS Boys Basketball team) was
held by the boat launch. Thanks to Jay Darrah for coordinating the
duck race. There were also activities for the kids – pie eating,
musical chairs, water balloon toss, bubble gum blowing contest and
paper airplane crafts. Hannah English showed off her hula hoop
talent and had others join her! (Thanks to Parks and Rec for the
use of the hula hoops) A cookout of burgers and hot dogs was well
attended – thanks to Ernie Tiede for cooking and to all the others
who helped! Music was provided for the afternoon and evening by two
great bands, Tammy Lynn and Myles High and The King Chrome Band.
The day ended with a fabulous fireworks show. A Huge Thank You to
all the donors who made this show possible. Thanks to PMHS for the
use of Drake Field and the Old Home Day committee would especially
like to Thank Joe Darrah and his crew (who went to Drake Field at
5:00 am on Sunday morning and cleaned up all the fireworks debris!)
We were all pleasantly surprised and very much appreciated all that
The Old Home Day Committee would like to Thank the Pittsfield
Police, Fire and Highway Departments; Parks and Recreation Committee
and the many extra volunteers who helped at any of the events. A lot
of planning and work goes into this day and it takes a lot of people
to make things happen… So, Thank You! We hope you enjoyed the day.
Please feel free to call Andi Riel at 435-6346 or
or Louie Houle at 435-6938 or
to pass on any suggestions, comments or if you’d like to volunteer
From The Desk Of The Chief Of Police
First I’d like to thank everyone for calling in their hints and tips
regarding the recent burglaries. Because of the community’s
diligence we have a list of suspects and are closing in on those who
may have perpetrated these crimes. These particular burglaries may
be linked to several other surrounding towns, such as Goffstown,
Allenstown and Manchester.
I’d also like to thank those citizens who are coming forward in
order to form a Neighborhood Watch program to ensure we have many
pairs of eyes keeping watch on the whereabouts of suspicious people
and vehicles while we, the Police Department, are on other calls. It
is with the help of community members like yourselves that will help
crack down on crime in the long run.
Once again, don’t be afraid to call when you see anything that looks
out of place. These burglaries can happen just as easily at two
o’clock in the afternoon as they do at two o’clock in the morning.
Please remember to use caution and lock up when you leave, whether
it is your car or house, and call as soon as you see something.
Don’t wait until the next day. Crime is never convenient, but the
odds are in our favor when it is reported immediately.
F.B. Argue Pool News
We have had a busy summer with swimming lessons and the diving board
being used. The daily activities during the week will continue
through August. On Monday we do sack racing, Tuesday is Air Head
Bingo at 2:30, Wednesday we have the duck hunt around 2:45, Thursday
is story time with Mrs. Grainger from the library, and on Friday we
have our sand castle building judging at 3:00. We also have volley
ball and hula hoops to use every day.
We will not be open nights during August, but will open Sundays on
the 11th and 18th. The area will officially close on August 24th.
There will be a cookout from 1:00- 3:00. Mr. and Miss Pool will be
chosen for this summer and we will have games and races throughout
the afternoon. We will close at 4:00 on that day so that we can
finish our season clean-up.
Lucien H. Higgins
Lucien Henry Higgins passed away at his family home in Pittsfield of
a pulmonary embolism on April 18, 2013.
He was born on February 7, 1983 to William F. Higgins and Paulette
R. Higgins at Concord Hospital.
Lucien was born with Congenital Heart Defects. Life was a challenge
for him. Lucien was only one year old when he had his first heart
surgery; just one of many medical problems he encountered throughout
his short life. Lucien lived at the family home of his step father,
Wesley H. Higgins and his mother, Paulette R. Higgins for most of
He leaves behind one brother, Roy F. Higgins of Pittsfield. They
were very close all his life. Other survivors include uncles, aunts,
cousins and friends too numerous to mention here.
Lucien especially enjoyed spending time with his family and closest
friends. He also enjoyed camping, playing cards, and collecting
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, August 18th at
2:00 pm at his family home in Pittsfield.
Thank you to Chief Wharem of the Pittsfield Police Department and
the Rescue Squad for their assistance.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory
of Lucien Higgins to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street,
Manchester, NH 03101.