Those Celebrating Birthdays are: September 18, Pat Alexander, Joseph
Suchomski; September 20, Kegan Feeny, Jennifer Kearns; September 23,
Mary Jane Snedeker; September 24, Joe Zahn, Candee Frost.
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: September 23, Norm and Steph Tuttle.
We are updating our birthday and anniversary lists and need your
If you 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.
Does someone’s drinking trouble you? Al-Anon is a supportive program
for anyone who has or has had a problem of drinking in a relative,
friend or parent. Al-Anon is anonymous. What you say here is not
said outside of our room.
An Al-Anon meeting continues to be held every
Thursday evening at 7:15 pm at the Epsom Public Library. For further
Suncook River Clean-up
Do Your Part To Keep Our Waters Clean!
On September 21, 2013 - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, join a clean-up team
in the following communities:
• Barnstead – Meet at Barnstead Library parking lot.
Contact Henry Beairsto at (603) 269-7761, or at
• Pittsfield – Meet at Drake’s Field boat launch.
Contact Sandy Blanchard at (603) 724-3768, or at
• Pembroke – Meet at Biwise Market. Contact Phil
Trowbridge at (603) 340-5220, or at
• Allenstown - Meet at Biwise Market. Contact Laura
Bonk at (603) 340-3524, or at
You can bring a small boat (lifejackets required) but you do not
need a boat to participate.
Organized by: Friends of the Suncook River. See our
Globe Manufacturing Company Promotes Family Safety As Part Of
September’s National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. Globe is participating
this year by encouraging families to plan ahead for weather-related
Now in its ninth year, National Preparedness Month is a nationwide,
month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps
that encourages households, businesses, and communities to prepare
and plan for emergencies.
One of National Preparedness Month’s key messages is: be prepared in
the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for three days
without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a
supermarket or local services, or maybe with only the response
capabilities of your local police, fire, or rescue. Preparing can
start with four important steps:
1. Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your
community, and identify sources of information in your community
that will be helpful before, during, and after an emergency.
2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency.
3. Build an emergency supply kit.
4. Get involved.
Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community.
This year’s National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness
into action by encouraging all individuals and all communities
nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan.
“With fall approaching and winter right around the corner, it’s a
good time to start planning for weather emergencies,” said Rob
Freese, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Globe Manufacturing
Company and also Director of Emergency Management for the Town of
Pittsfield. “A good way to prepare is to think what you would need
for a three day camping trip. The more families can be prepared, the
safer and more comfortable they’ll be if and when the time comes.”
For Pittsfield public notices and other town
What’s Up at PYW?
After a fun-filled summer, PYW is back to our regular
school year schedule. We are open Monday - Friday from 3-6 pm. Stop
by to pick-up our fall calendar or go to
to see all the great programs we will be offering over the next
On PES Early Release Wednesdays, we will be offering several great
6th grade only trips and activities (Frisbee Golf, Apple Picking,
and Movie Day). On no school days, we also have some amazing trips
planned. Columbus Day will be spent Outdoor Rock Climbing, Veterans
Day at Funspot, and a trip to the Circus in early October. If you
are interested in any of these programs, please sign up early. Trips
fill up fast!
One day each month, the PYW computers will be shut down and we will
be working together on a community service project. During these
days, we ask that the youth who come to Drop-In participate fully in
the activity we have planned. We have a lot of fun opportunities for
youth to give back to their community!
PYW will also be organizing Outdoor Activities on Mondays, Arts and
Crafts activities on Thursdays, Games on Fridays, and Cooking Club
staring in October. In addition, there will be a Girls Only
Afternoon on November 8th, we will be holding the Annual Haunted
House on Halloween Night, and our Thanksgiving Family Meal on
If you have any questions about any of our activities, please feel
free to give us a call at 435-8272 or swing by PYW. If you haven’t,
please Like us on Facebook to see pictures of this summer and keep
up-to-date with what is happening!
Jitters Café would like to express our sincere appreciation to the
nearly 30 people who gave up their valuable time on Sunday, August
11th to help us move. We were very touched with the overwhelming
response to help, and could not have done so smoothly without you
and your support. We love you all and can’t express our thank you
enough. I wanted to put names to this, but with so many people I
don’t want to miss anyone. So again, Thank You To All!
Paul and Dave
The Action Committee With Pittsfield Listens
Thanks You For Sharing
Thank you to the 175 people who participated in the
‘Communication-the Sharing of Information-Survey’, and to the many
community members and groups who helped to spread the word!
This survey, conducted by the short term communication action
committee with Pittsfield Listens, was open for participation from
August 20th - September 2nd. Committee members reached out to
friends, neighbors, classmates and colleagues in person, on the
phone, and through email and social media. Others heard about it in
the press release in The Suncook Valley Sun. Or perhaps you saw us
with clipboards asking you to participate while at the Kindergarten,
7th and 9th grade orientations, canvassing around town, and even at
the town pool on that hot summer day.
Committee members are grateful for the widespread participation and
the feedback shared. The results are helping to inform the next
phase of research. By the end, the committee will have a final
report with suggestions for improvement of existing structures,
offer ideas for an online neighborhood forum, and plans to construct
community bulletin boards around Pittsfield. Pittsfield Listens will
be playing a supportive role in the next phase to implement the
changes and suggestions.
Communication was chosen as a focus based on priorities shared by
participants in the monthly Pittsfield Listens Community Connection
Series and in one-to-one interviews. A more in-depth discussion
occurred at the July Community Connection Series, where participants
explored the question What would it look like to have more
accessible and effective communication in Pittsfield, including
between community and the schools? At the end of the discussion,
participants decided it would be helpful to have an action committee
form to explore what can lend to more effective and accessible
information and communication in Pittsfield.
For more information, feel free to contact Molly,
Community Outreach Coordinator with Pittsfield Listens at
Baked Beans And Fried Clams: How Food Defines A Region
Join us on September 24, 2013, at the Pittsfield Area Senior Center
at 11:30 am Luncheon featuring Regional Specialties, 12:30 pm Cider
Donuts and Maple Syrup, and 1:00 pm Presentation.
Baked Beans, fried clams, fish chowder, Indian pudding - so many
foods are distinctive to New England. This talk, and the preceding
luncheon, offers a celebration of these regional favorites along
with an examination of how contemporary life has distanced us from
these classics. What makes them special and how do these foods
define our region?
Author Edie Clark has written extensively about New England in
award-winning feature stories for Yankee magazine, and she is the
author of numerous books.
The 11:30 luncheon will feature baked beans, clam cakes, coleslaw,
apple sauce, cornbread, apple cider, cider donuts and maple syrup.
We would like to thank Appleview Orchard, Chichester Country Store,
NH Cider Works, and Journey’s End Maple Syrup for donating goods to
This program is free and open to the public. Funding is provided by
the NH Humanities Council. The Senior Center is located at 74 Main
Street, Pittsfield, NH. Please call 435-8482 to make a reservation
for lunch. There is a $2.00 suggested donation for the luncheon.
Paul’s Unisex closed five months ago on Main St. and I was very
fortunate to be able to join the girls at Cindy’s Hair Affair. They
were wonderful to work with, and I have no regrets for doing so. But
then after a period of time, I realized I missed owning my own
salon. I didn’t want to step on any toes doing business and decided
that it was in my best interest to re-open Paul’s Unisex. Cindy and
girls were saddened that I was leaving since we all enjoyed one
another, but understood that I needed to be on my own.
I just want people to realize it doesn’t matter which place you
support, that we all understand it is a choice of whom you are
comfortable with. Thank you to all, and hope to see my clients again
soon at the new location.
1 Depot St.
Letter To The Editor
The Pittsfield Food Pantry wishes to say thank you to all the
general public, churches and organizations who have helped us be of
service to the needy families of Pittsfield.
This past year has been a busy one for us. In the year August 2012
through July 2013 we served 106 families, 332 individuals, and
passed out 4,858 items at a cost of $10,926.75. The total for the
year was $131,121.55.
That is quite a savings to the town if they had to take care of
We received no benefits from the town. The only cost to the town is
the electricity to light and heat the basement and run the
refrigerator that the food is kept in.
There are certain people in town who are saying we are not a needed
service. I will leave it up to the people to answer the question.
I hope this will let you know the need for this service here in
Chamber Music Comes To Church
The North Country Chamber Players (NCCP) have agreed to make a
special entry into their busy fall schedule to appear at the First
Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield, Friday, October
4, 7:30 p.m.
The free concert will consist of Brahms and Haydn selections as well
as Dvorak piano pieces. Featured performers are: Miki-Sophia Cloud
and Ronnie Bauch, violin; Christ Finckel, cello; Ah Ling Neu, viola;
and Bernard Rose, piano. To learn more about these talented
musicians, consult the NCCP website at:
Mark your calendar for this delightful event – an evening of lovely
music in the beautiful church sanctuary, and bring a friend! Parking
and wheelchair accessibility at rear entrance. More information at:
pittsfieldcc.com or 435-7471. All love offering donations will be
The Pittsfield High School class of 1945 got together on August 21,
2013 for their Annual Luncheon Gathering at Newick’s in Concord with
ten classmates attending. There were some classmates not able to
attend because of traveling distance and illness. We also enjoyed
the company of three guests. Theresa and Steven Green, wife and son
of Charles Green and Evelyn Richards daughter of Joseph Rogers.
Classmates pictured are: Front row: Margaret Towle, Barbara Gilman,
Alma (Heywood) Herndon, Lucille (Davis) Rogers, and Jeanne (Banks)
Eastman. Back row: Charles Green, John Herndon, William Wilson,
Arnold Stock and Joseph Rogers. A good time was had by all and we
hope to meet again next year.
Well, it’s the time of year where the kids are back in school and I
am sure some of you moms are doing the happy feet dance as I did
when my kids were young. We start to settle in with some sort of
schedule as the fall leaves change. We had a great summer and stayed
active. We all know what the change of weather means and what comes
next. Shorter days, colder temps and how we are going to stay active
each day. Fall is a great time to get out there and take a
refreshing walk and the smell is awesome. We tend to stay more
active in the summer. When the colder months come, we think about
what we are going to do to keep our weigh down because we all know
how easy it is to gain weight.
It’s easy to gain. Look at that piece of cake; you have gained a
pound. A bite here and there sure adds up. So if you need to lose
some weight, or want to stay at your weight and need help, or want
something to do on a Tuesday night, come on out to TOPS.
We are a nonprofit weight loss support group. We meet on Tuesday
nights at the St. Stephen’s Church on Main Street in Pittsfield at
5:30 pm for weigh in and at 6:30 pm for our meeting. It’s a good way
to meet new friends and lose weight.
Any question, please call Stuart Pike at 856-4842 or Pat Smith at
“Remember it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.”
Hope everyone has a great week and see you all lighter next week!