The Pittsfield Senior Center invites you to a Concord Regional
Visiting Nurses Association, “Laughter for Mind and Body” program on
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Laughter is a
powerful remedy to stress, pain, and conflict. Come to the seminar,
learn about the effects of laughter on our emotional and physical
well-being. Please call 435-8482 to reserve your spot by Thursday,
Submitted By Terrie Azotea
Well, we are into the new year at TOPS with a nice weight loss. Our
TOPS Best Loser of the week was Suzie and our KOPS was Mickey. We
have two Miss Angels, Suzie and Joyce. Come on ladies, you are both
so close to your goals.
It was Royalty this past Tuesday with achievement awards handed out
for weight loss for the month.Some tips that were shared about how
they had lost their weight were, never go back for seconds, park
your car further away and walk when you are going into a building,
and don’t deprive yourself from certain foods. If you use portion
control and don’t over eat, then the cravings for that certain food
will not be there. It was also mentioned that if you leave food
around for you to see, then you are in control of food and not
letting the food control you. And let’s face it, we know that it’s
all about control and choices. Every day we face choices and what we
do with our choice makes us who we are. So I say it’s a new year and
we are off to a good start and to take it day by day.
If anyone is interested in joining us, we meet on Tuesday nights at
5:30 for a weigh-in and at 6:30 for our meeting at the Berakah home
on Fairview Rd. in Pittsfield. Any questions please call Janis White
at 603-491-5532 or Claire Coll at 435-7271. We always welcome new
members. So, if you are looking for a fresh new year and want to
join a support weight loss group, come on out and sit for a visit.
Hope everyone has a good week and see you all lighter next week!
Josiah Carpenter Library
January Calendar Of Library Events
• Preschool Story Hour Winter Themes of Snowmen, Penguins, Hats and
more! Thursdays with Mrs. Grainger January 8, 15, 22, 29 @
10:00-11:00 in the Children’s room Story snack & craft
• Maker Program Explore the children’s room again! After school
program on Tuesdays Jan 20 & 27th @ 3:30 – 4:30. Origami
paper folding and Stamp Art
• Eager Readers Young reader’s book club ages K-5th grade will read
books together; write reviews; have fun with book reports Thursdays
Jan 23 & 30 @ 4:00- 5:00 pm
• Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing Shannon Hale’s “Goose Girl”
Thursday January 8; @ 7-8:30 pm at the library
• Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday January 20th @ 7 pm
• Pittsfield Writer’s Circle Thursday January 22nd @ 7 pm
• Read Meet & Talk Tuesday January 13th Discussing “All the Light We
Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr at the Pittsfield Senior Center @
10:30- Noon. Join us for lunch after!
Suncook Valley Area Lions Club Inducts New Members
Left to right, front row: Jill Walsh, Eleanor H. Vien,
District Governor Antoinette Olden, Michelyn E. Vien , Laurie Wharem
and Rev. David Stasiak; second row: Ronald A. Vien, David A.
Dansereau, Randolph A. Vien, Luke J. Koladish, William R. Pellon.
Not ipictured: Howard Scott Waddle and Tina M. Waddle.
The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (serving the Pittsfield/Barnstead
Area) is Growing! We have been working on increasing
our membership and extended an invitation to the public for anyone
interested in joining our Club to attend the November 10th meeting.
As an additional incentive, the meeting was on the eve of Veterans
Day and to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by our military
men and women, any Veteran joining the club at the Nov. meeting will
have their dues paid by the Lions Club through July 1, 2015. ELEVEN
New members answered our call. Our current membership was at 16 so
11 NEW members was a great boost!
On December 15, 2014, the new members were inducted into our Club.
Past District Governor, William Brown oversaw the Installation
Ceremony with help from distinguished guests, District Governor-
Antoinette Olden, CST, Stanley Brothers and Judi and Dick Gibson
from the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club. A delicious pot-luck dinner
was served and a special thank you to King Lion, Bob Wharem for the
use of his Stars & Stripes Auction Hall for the event.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Suncook Valley Area
Lions Club - Jill Walsh, Eleanor Vien, Michelyn Vien, Laurie Wharem,
Ronald Vien, David Dansereau, Randy Vien, Luke Koladish, William
Pellon, Scott Waddle, Tina Waddle and Rev. David Stasiak.
Anyone interested in joining our Club please feel free to attend one
of our meetings - we meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm at
Jitters Café, Main Street in Pittsfield. For more information,
please contact King Lion, Robert Wharem at 848-7122.
James Elwyn Donini, Sr.
James E. Donini, Sr., 76, of Pittsfield, passed away on January 2,
2015, at Concord Hospital. Jim was born in Portsmouth and was the
son of Tancredi and Rita Donini. After Rita’s death, Tancredi was
remarried to Maybel le Donini, who was a big part of Jim’s life.
Jim attended and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1956. He
joined the US Navy after graduation and proudly served until 1963.
He was a cold war sailor aboard the U.S.S Croaker during the
Vietnam War era. He also served aboard the U.S.S Albacore and held
the rank of Electrician’s Mate 2nd class. After being honorably
discharged, Jim went to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where
he worked for over two decades. He retired from the Navy Yard as a
foreman electrician. After retirement, Jim continued to do
electrical work and hold his master electrician licenses in both New
Hampshire and Maine until his death.
Jim enjoyed hunting, working around his property, and spending time
at his land in Maine. He was dedicated to his membership in the
American Legion and he kept connected to several life-long
Jim is survived by his twin children: daughter Erin Commerford and
her husband, Michael of Bow, son James E. Donini, Jr., and his wife
Casey, of Pittsfield, four grandsons: Patrick, Daniel, Biagio, and
Demarco, and a step-daughter: Kris Allfrey and her husband, Rick
Cohoon, of Williston, Florida.
A private service was held at the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to Concord VNA Hospice.