OLOL/St. Joseph’s Women’s Club will be having their annual Christmas
Bazaar on Saturday, 11/7/15 in the Parish Hall in Northwood (located
next door to the Northwood Town Hall) from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM). There
will be craft items, knitted goods, baked goods, raffle items, a
white elephant table with new and slightly used items, and a jewelry
corner with great Christmas ideas. You will find our famous cookie
walk and a luncheon to enjoy while you shop.
Josiah Carpenter Library Calendar Of Events November 2015
a Conservation Easement? How can it work for you, your family, and
your property? The Josiah Carpenter Library is hosting a small
presentation on Conservation Easements with Daniel Kern, Executive
Director of Bear-Paw Regional Greenways on Wednesday, November 4th
at from 6:30-8:00 pm at the library.
Teen Book Worms Discussing “The Elites” by Marie Lu on Thursday
November 12th between 7-8:30 pm at the library
on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day
Preschool story hour November 5, 12, 19 Thursdays 10:00 am – 11:00
am. November themes are trucks, owls and turkeys. Join Mrs. Grainger
for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5
November 18th Outreach program to Blueberry Express 10:00-11:00
Wednesdays afterschool Holiday craft programs Wednesdays, November
18 & 25 Sign up required. Ages kindergarten through 5th grade
Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Pittsfield Writer’s Circle Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm at the
Forgiveness Week November 23-28 Return your overdue materials with
food items to donate to the food pantry and ALL fines on those
returned items will be forgiven.
at 5pm on November 25 and closed November 26 & 27th in observance of
the Thanksgiving Holiday
for a special “New England Christmas” at the Chichester Grange Hall
on December 5th at 1:00 pm, a jointly sponsored program.
About The Clothes Closet
Submitted By Beverly Drolet
past summer and early fall we have welcomed many newcomers into our
shop. Shoppers come from area towns as well as our own. We are
grateful for the business and want to share with you some of the
good things about the “Closet” which has been an active profitable
business in downtown Pittsfield for over twenty years. It is
of all, as a nonprofit business, it operates completely on
contributions made by patrons and customers. All workers (including
management) are conscientious volunteers who process donations and
offer items to the public at minimal prices. After rent, utilities
and necessary supplies are taken care of each month, proceeds are
distributed to various local special projects /organizations and to
those who have special needs. Some months are lean and others not,
so the number of donations and amount varies accordingly. Groups
who have benefited include School Graduates and Organizations, PYW,
Food Pantry, Old Home Day and Flower committees, Scouts, Secret
Santa, Fire and Homeless Victims.
Secondly, even though we are a thrift shop, we are proud to say that
most donations given to us are quality items that meet our
expectations of cleanliness and good condition for which we are most
grateful. We even have a few patrons who periodically contribute
new clothing when we express a need especially where children are
concerned. How can we not be generous on our part!
shop is arranged in two sections. The first area or “store”
contains clothing, household items, toys/books/games and seasonal
items that are priced. We have a particularly fine selection of
better dresses and suits for those who have or are seeking
professional employment! The second area contains like items that
have been transferred as new items come in or offered as special
sale items; items are not priced and large $3.00 Bags can be filled
from that area. Periodically, especially at the change of a season,
we have to cancel a donation because of limited storage capacity and
we ask customers to understand. But, on the plus side, when we have
overstock that has been processed and is seasonal, we offer Dollar
Days that can’t be beat. Check us out.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10:00-4:00
Student Led Conferences Being Scheduled Now
Pittsfield Middle High School Student Led Conferences are being
scheduled from November 9th through November 19th.
purpose of a student-led conference is for the student to take the
lead role in a presentation that articulates his or her academic,
personal and social growth. Each student creates a portfolio that
contains a collection of work, reflections and evidence of their
growth over time to be used as a communication tool regarding their
Students may invite their parents, family members, friends,
teachers, and other community members to share in this experience.
would like to know more about student led conferences at PMHS,
please feel free to call us at 435-6701.
Tickets Now On Sale For Players’ Fall Musical 70 Girls 70
are now on sale for the Players’ fall musical production of the
hilarious comedy 70 Girls 70. The show will run at The Scenic
Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 13, 14 and 15, and
again the following Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21. All
shows are at 7:30 pm, except for the Sunday matinee on November 15,
which is at 2 pm. All tickets are $17, and you can purchase them by
going to The Players’ website,
www.pittsfieldplayers.com, and clicking on the TicketLeap
button, or you can reserve tickets by calling 603-435-8852.
show features Maye Hart as Ida Dodd, a retired school teacher who
becomes the ring leader of the Sussex Arms Hotel “gang.” Maye is
usually directing shows, but she was last seen acting on the Scenic
stage as the grandmother in Autumn Garden in 2008. Her gang includes
fellow residents Gert, a former store detective, played by newcomer
Cathy Williams. The gang also includes Eunice, played by Lena
Luongo, who starred as Mama in I Remember Mama, and Eunice is
engaged to Walter, played by Angelo Gentile who last appeared as
Emile deBeque in last fall’s South Pacific. And let’s not forget
Harry, played by newcomer Marty Williams.
Sussex Arms has a restaurant in the lobby called the Cornucopia, and
Melba (Gerri Casey, who appeared as Bloody Mary in South Pacific, as
well as Honey Raye in last spring’s Dearly Beloved.) and Fritzi
(Jean Gentile, who last appeared as Miss Dorothy Brown in Thoroughly
Modern Millie) work in the restaurant.
(newcomer Jared Griffin) is the bell hop for the Hotel, which also
houses Edna and Marvin Whitaker (Nella and Mike Hobson—Nella
appeared as Patsy Parker in Dearly Beloved and Mike has been in many
shows including Proof), Mr. and Mrs. McIllehenny (Mal Cameron—last
seen in I Remember Mama, as well as in many other Players’
productions - and Vicki Watson—last seen in South Pacific ), as well
as residents Chet Fuller (Uncle Chris in I Remember Mama and Dee Dee
Pitcher (who also plays the grandmother in this show but played the
role of Mrs. Frake in State Fair), Dave Pollard (Pappy Finn in Big
River), newcomer Jean Cram, Elisha Griffin (South Pacific), John
Chinn (Dearly Beloved) and Bea Douglas (Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly
Modern Millie). And don’t forget Sadie, who runs a local fur store,
played by Margot Keyes (Thoroughly Modern Millie). With all these
talented actors, the show promises to be a smash hit.
Guild Plans Christmas Fair
your calendar! The Dorcas Guild of the First Congregational Church,
24 Main Street, Pittsfield, is holding their annual Christmas Fair
Saturday, November 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
are many handmade items to choose from as well as gourmet products,
baked goods, “Unique Boutique” and the wonderful silent auction.
chowder and sandwich lunch with homemade pies will also be
available. Plan to be there for this handcraft goldmine! Plenty of
free parking in the rear (enter on Chestnut Street), and the church
is wheelchair accessible.
Pittsfield Players Have Angels Among Us
standing ovation goes to the Freese Brothers of Globe Manufacturing
who have decided to embrace the Rotary Challenge and then some.
remember that The Suncook Valley Rotary Club offered a challenge to
Pittsfield businesses and beyond to match the $5,000.00 donation
made by outgoing Rotary president Steve Catalano and that the Foss
Family Foundation as well as the Drolets matched that donation.
Since that time, more letters and requests have gone out and the
Players have received yet another donation. Not only did Globe and
GEF and Rob Freese meet the challenge but they went above and beyond
to give us the exact amount of the second phase estimate, $14,
Players cannot thank you all enough for your support. To us it shows
that you believe in, not only keeping this historic building open
but faith in community theatre and what it does for Pittsfield. The
Players are nearing their 50th anniversary with a renewed strength
that can be channelled into giving you quality entertainment,
sharing our Scenic Theatre with the Town of Pittsfield and beyond
and giving our patrons a safer theatre experience (not to mention
giving the Pittsfield Fire Department a sigh of relief!)
for more updates as we continue to fundraise for the third phase and
plan our 50th celebration. You can be sure the Fosses, Drolets and
Freeses will be on the list of invites.
would like to contribute to the third phase, please feel free to
contact us at The Pittsfield Players, PO Box 177, Pittsfield, NH.
Any size donation is welcomed. Also, be sure to come see the fall
musical comedy, 70, Girls, 70 November 13- 21 in the historic Scenic
McGregor Graaskamp, 82, passed away on October 21, 2015.
New York City, she was daughter of William A. McGregor and Ann
Virginia (Holloway) McGregor.
survived by her son, Garret Graaskamp, his wife Nancy, and their
children, Kelsey and Cameron; daughter Dorothy Graaskamp; daughter
Martha Testerman, her husband Pat, and their children Holly, Hana,
and David; daughter-in-law Kim Graaskamp; brother, William McGregor,
his wife Arlita, and their children Scott and Gordon. She was
preceded in death by her son, James Graaskamp.
graduated from Mount Holyoke College and was a wonderful mother who
considered bringing up her children her number one priority, helping
them to follow their interests to the best of her ability. Ann was
known for showing God’s love to others with her generous spirit, and
was loved by many who knew her. She enjoyed adventures and
exploring, and had a soft spot in her heart for dogs. Ann loved to
laugh, sing, dance, and play her flute. Ann was fiercely
competitive in sports, particularly tennis, as well as, family games
of cards, and “extreme croquet.”
Celebration of Life Service was held on November 1, 2015 at Faith
Community Bible Church in Loudon, NH.
of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s
Ranch for Children (stjudesranch.org). Ann was a faithful supporter
of St. Jude’s for many years.