of the Josiah Carpenter Library
Friends are taking orders now through Nov. 4, 2015 as part of their
Annual Poinsettia Sale. You may pick up an order form at the
library during regular business hours, or go to the library’s
website to download an order form.
you for supporting your local library!
Pittsfield Park and Rec Basketball Sign Ups
1 through 8
ups held at the
Pittsfield Community Center
a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
questions contact Darrell Wages (603)-812-6741.
Stephen’s prayer shawl ministry is continuing to meet every other
Monday morning at 10 AM at 28 Mullen Dr. Next meeting is November
2nd. The members have been very productive and this coming Sunday we
will be blessing our completed works, 2 shawls and 3 scarfs, at St.
Win YSCC Volleyball Championship
went perfect 10-0 in the Yankee Small College Conference regular
season and continued the trend at NHTI Saturday afternoon winning
the postseason tournament against Unity, 3-0 and earning a National
Championship invitation for their efforts.
Lynx rolled past the Rams 25-20 in the first set. Unity did took an
18-11 lead in the second set before tournament MVP Allyson Lively
(Moutlonborough, N.H.) began to serve. Lively served up 14
consecutive points to take the second set 25-18. The Championship
set ended with a score of 25-12. Jessie Bergeron (Canterbury, N.H.)
earned Defensive Player of the Tournament in the victory.
won 36 sets while only losing six in the 12 matches played against
YSCC teams. The impressive season lead to head coach Melanie
Margeson to earn YSCC Coach of the Year. Carissa Archibald
(Sanbornton, N.H.) and Katy Steeves (Pittsfield, N.H.) were named to
the All-Conference team for their accomplishments.
Lynx head to Canton New York Wednesday November 4th thru November
6th for the USCAA National Championships.
Letter To The Editor
writing as concerned citizens of Pittsfield with regards to 140
acres of town owned land which lies off of Clough Road and Greer
Lane. On August 18, 2015, the selectmen of our town voted to lease
this land to a local beagle club for 20 years without the citizens
of Pittsfield being allowed a vote in the change of use of this
citizens of Pittsfield deserve transparent government; not deals
made without the public’s input.
granting this lease, the Board of Selectmen (“BOS”) did not respect
the findings of the Pittsfield Conservation Committee (“PCC”). No
abutters were notified of the change in use of this public land. No
hearing was held to hear opposing views from the citizens of
Pittsfield, such as the loss of use of this public land for
recreational purposes; the loss of open space; and the impact of
this use on Clough Road. Therefore the vote was not legal.
the BOS to reverse their decision and let the citizens of Pittsfield
decide at town meeting if town owned land should become a Town
Forest for the benefit of the whole town or a beagle club for the
benefit of a few members.
come to the November 3, 2015 Board of Selectmen meeting at
Pittsfield Town Hall and voice your concerns in this important
Concerned citizens of Pittsfield:
South Pittsfield Community Club’s Annual Turkey Supper was well
attended. Almost 150 dinners were served. The SPCC is a non-profit
and they not only contribute to local needs, but make donations to
many other worthy recognized non-profit organizations.
To The Editor
Conservation Workshop in Pittsfield
Pittsfield resident and environmentalist I am interested in
conserving our town’s natural areas for present and future
generations. One way that I do this is by representing Pittsfield
on the Board of Directors for Bear-Paw Regional Greenways. Bear-Paw
is a non-profit land trust that works to permanently conserve land
in member towns. Pittsfield is now a member town of Bear-Paw. If
you are interested in how land conservation could work for your land
or if you just want to learn more about land conservation please
attend an informative workshop on land conservation to be held on
November 4th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Josiah Carpenter Library
41 Main St in Pittsfield. For more information please visit the
Bear-Paw website http://www.bear-paw.org/ or
call Bear-Paw at 603-463-9400
Pittsfield Conservation Commission
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways Board of Directors
American Legion Post 88 News
Submitted By Commander Shawn Jones
time you read this I will have attended the Legion’s Fall Conference
hosted by Post 1 in Laconia on October 31st. I’ll make a report on
this at our November meeting and pass along any information I
receive and present this information in the December addition.
our October meeting on the 21st with 13 members present. Adjutant
Joe Piroso asked that we observe a moment of silence to honor the
passing of a 38 year member Jim Dyment. Our Chaplain also included
Jim and his family in a nice prayer at the conclusion of our
Officer Larry Elliot reported that we brought in some annual revenue
from our Charitable Gaming partnership with the Lakes Region Casino
in Belmont. This income will allow us to continue to operate and
provide services to our community and veterans in need.
an informative building committee report from Judge Advocate Stan
Prescott regarding the filing of a variance application with the
town’s ZBA. Stan met with the Loudon Fire Dept. Code Inspector
Deputy Chief Bill Lake and went over some of the fire safety codes
and building occupancy numbers based on what our septic system is
able to handle on a daily basis. There are still various permits and
paperwork that needs to be done before any demolition or
construction can take place. Many members said the would be in
attendance at the Planning Board meeting on Thursday night in
support of our post.
present discussed increasing our dues by $5.00 or $7.00 for the 2017
year to keep pace with the National dues increase of $5.00. A motion
was made by Chaplain Larry Hemphill to increase the dues by $7.00 to
a total of $32 per year to help bring in a little revenue to cover
expenses. It was seconded by Historian Mike Moffett but was voted
down by the majority of members present in favor of a $5 increase.
Sergeant at Arms Scott Newton made the motion to increase our dues
to $30 and seconded by Stan. The motion passed and the new increase
will go into effect in January 2016. This means for any member that
waits to pay after December 16th you will have to pay the additional
$5.00. This increase will be the amount owed when the 2017 renewal
notices are mailed out. With this new rate your post will still keep
$3.50 per member with $26.50 going to the Department and National. I
can not empathize enough on the importance to mail in your dues for
next year before our December meeting at the current rate of $25.00.
You may also pay at an up coming meeting or contact myself to make
arrangement to pay. I will see to it that your dues are given to
Joe. He will in turn mail your membership card to you.
about the up coming Districts 2 & 5 Revitalization efforts being
conducted by National and Department from 10/22-10/24 at Post 21 in
Concord. The organizers of this effort are asking that each post in
the districts send as many members as interested to help out by
calling members or making face to face contact and encourage members
to renew their expired membership dues. Some of our members
expressed an interest in helping out with the goal of making contact
with our members that have not renewed for this year. Post 88 is
currently 3rd in the district with 67.12% dues paid for 2016. We
still have members who have not paid for 2015, you still have until
12/16/15 to pay and keep your continuous years of membership
Children and Youth Officer Michael Hartt brought in a wonderful
display board he made for the High School Oratorical program. Mike’s
plan is to bring this to MVMS on November 10th where he was asked to
be a guest speaker for the school’s Veteran’s Remembrance Day
ceremony. He also hopes to have a Junior Oratorical Display made up
in time to display it as well. Our hope is to partner with the
Penacook Post 31 and the Merrimack Valley School District to find
prospective candidates to compete for money to help with their
Moffett made a request on behalf of the Loudon Lions Club seeking to
raise $156.00 to buy dictionaries for the third graders at London
Elementary School (LES). Mike made a motion that we donate $75 to
the Lions Club, seconded by Joe Piroso and voted in favor by all.
Commanders Fund Raffle winners where: $50-G.Tasker, $25-S.Cahn,
$10-G.Laforo, $10-J.Chamberland & $5-J.Dyment. His widow will
receive the payment.
everyone know that I received a call from Our Community Service
Officer Bob Ordway who recently left for Arizona to be closer to his
children. Bob and his daughter Joani arrived safely and he is doing
well. We will sadly miss him at our monthly meetings. He was a good
friend and had sound judgment went it came to post business.
next meeting is scheduled for November 18th at 1900, still at
Charlie’s Barn. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving with your
family and friends.
Buddhist Studies Workshops
Submitted By Deb Godin, LLC, Sage Wellness Center and Spa
Adamson, retired University Professor, Buddhist Researcher, author
and teacher of applied Buddhist studies will be conducting a series
of workshops on Buddhist Studies at the Sage Wellness Center and
Spa, here in Pittsfield, at 175 Barnstead Rd (near the intersection
of Barnstead Rd (Hwy 107) and Suncook Valley Hwy (Rt 28).
workshops are open to all who are interested in a general knowledge
of Buddhism, or a more detailed and engaging experience of Buddhist
Buddhism is a series of practices that encompasses a variety of
traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on
teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha
(“the awakened one”). According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha
lived and taught in the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent
sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by
Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his
insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the
elimination of ignorance and craving. Buddhists believe that this is
accomplished through the direct understanding and perception of
dependent origination the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path.
Adamson was asked if Buddhism is a religion, he said, “The Buddha
never said he was a god; he never said he was the son of a god; and
he never said that he was the prophet of a god. He was just a man
who had discovered many powerful teachings that one could put into
everyday practice from the wise ones of ancient times.”
went on to say that there is a close correlation between modern
science and the Buddha’s teachings. “The Dalai Lama, the spiritual
leader of the most active Buddhist movement in the U.S. said that if
scripture did not agree with today’s scientific findings, then it is
scripture that must change.” It is one of the goals of Buddhist
practices to see reality as it really is and not as it appears to
be. Today many Buddhist practices have been incorporated into
western psychology practices as a tested and proven form of patient
Buddhist studies can offer new perspectives on many issues that
attention in the world today. These include:
should we live?
is happiness? Should we pursue it and why?
should we approach mental and physical health?
do we relate to each other, on a personal level as well as to
society as a whole?
can we live with more compassion and wisdom?
can we effectively address pressing environmental and ecological
will have an open discussion session at the Sage Wellness Center on
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. All are welcomed.
Refreshments will be served. He will also be available for open
discussion at the Sage Wellness Center Wellness Fair on Saturday,
November 7, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
will be the first Buddhist Studies Workshop series at the Sage
Wellness Center. It
on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 and runs for eight weeks for one hour
weekly sessions from 6:00 to 7:00 PM every Tuesday. Course fees are
Certificates of Completion are awarded for those who attend all
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available for a recording
Sage Wellness Center may be contacted at 435-7711 for fee structure
or more information.