Annual Multi-Town Yardsale
Who: You and the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce
What: Annual Yardsale
Where: Your address in Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton,
Loudon, Northwood or Pittsfield
When: June 6th & 7th 8am-2pm, you choose 1 day or both, same price.
How Much: $5 for individual registration, $10 for multifamily, $0
for non profits
Why? Started in 1997 by the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce
the Annual Yardsale was created to bring people to town in a way
that showed off the entire town of Pittsfield. What better way to
explore the beauty and opportunities in Pittsfield than by exploring
the back roads and side streets and conversing with the residents.
In the past 18 years, people from all over New England have come to
our area to enjoy the Yardsale. Many neighboring towns started to
hold town wide events at the same time. In 2013 the Pittsfield Town
Wide Yardsale was changed to a Multi-Town Yardsale to include all
member towns of the Chamber. This was done in order to offer the
benefit of this widely advertised event to our entire membership
area as well as to help promote the yardsales of the weekend in all
of our member towns. The transition has brought changes to the
event, spreading the traffic over 7 towns instead of a concentration
on downtown Pittsfield. We are excited to continue on with the
larger event again this year.
It is a fun weekend for those visiting our area and a gratifying
weekend for those participants cleaning out their attics and
Participants register their home or business address
in order to advertise their personal Yardsale. Multi family
locations are welcome and encouraged. Non profits find this to be an
excellent fund raising opportunity. The map of registered locations
will be available online at
www.PittsfieldChamber.org in the days
prior to the event. There will also be a printable list of addresses
available on the website.
Want to register? Registration forms will be
available in April in The Suncook Valley Sun and online at
To the tax payers of Pittsfield.
Now we have two new selectmen that are inexperienced in which is
great to have new blood. But there is some concern if Selectman
Nilsson takes the position on the board as Chairman. This is totally
wrong and I hope that he will step aside and let one of the other
selectman step in. The reason you ask????? Well the taxpayers that
don’t already know,
1) Selectman Nilsson is also the EX SON-IN-LAW to the building
2) Selectman Nilson is employeed by the building inspector as a
3) The building inspector is under the supervision of the
Does anybody else see that this is a problem?? Doesn’t anyone see
this as a conflict of interest??
I, as well as many others, feel this and feel as though it isn’t
easy to be your boss and work for you as well. How can this be
separated without causing problems? Please, if you feel as though
many do in this situation... please call the town administrator at
435-6773 and voice your concerns about the lack of leadership.
We need to get rid of the good ole boy system and start making sure
all are treated equal. Too much of this has gone on over the years.
A Concerned taxpayer...
Upcoming Lenten and Easter Services
First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield, will hold
its Palm Sunday Service at 10 a.m. this coming Sunday, March 29. The
service will feature special music by the Chancel Choir and
JuBellation Handbell Choir.
A special Maundy Thursday worship service including Holy Communion,
commemorating the “Last Supper” of Jesus, will be held Thursday,
April 2, at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by the Chancel
Choir and JuBellation. The service will be preceded by a potluck
supper in the Vestry at 6 p.m.
On Easter Sunday, April 5, at 7 a.m., the customary Sunrise Service
will be held in the Sanctuary with breakfast immediately following
(about 8 a.m.) in the Vestry. The traditional Easter worship service
will commence at 10:00 a.m. and will include Holy Communion. Come
and worship at either service and join us for breakfast!
For more information about any of these services,
call the church office at: 435-7471 and speak with Rev. Dave Stasiak
or refer to the church’s website:
Submitted By Terrie Azotea
Well, we had a wonderful Spring Banquet this past week that started
off with a delicious dinner put on by the ladies at the Berakah.
Again, we say thank you for the amazing job and for the beautifully
There were lots of awards that were handed out throughout the night.
A congrats to Kathleen for being crowned our Queen, she worked very
hard getting to her goal and keeping a positive attitude. Give
yourself a big pat on the back for your accomplishment. We also had
a runner up, Irene, who also worked very hard to get to her goal and
made it to being a KOPS. Our area Captain Sue came to join us to
hand out the awards to both of the ladies and spoke some inspiring
So I say ladies, Kudos to all your hard work. A huge thanks to Suzie
and April for working so hard on the decorations and for all that
you do in the weight room.
We also handed out awards for Division winners and held a ceremony
for the new KOPS of the year, Irene, Mickey, and Kay. Pat also was
recognized for being a KOPS as was Peggy for all their hard work.
Other awards were handed out for all of the members and what they do
to help each other along the way.
Our KOPS best loser of the week was Mickey and our TOPS was Terrie.
Great job to those who also had a loss for the week. We had two
Chapter Angels, Janis and Pat. All in all, we had a great night and
everyone looked good in their St. Patty’s day green.
If anyone is interested in joining us, we meet on Tuesday nights at
5:30 for weigh in and 6:30 for our meeting at the Berekah on
Fairview Rd. in Pittsfield. Any questions, please call Janis White
at 603-491-5532 or Clarie Coll at 435-7271.We always welcome new
faces. I hope everyone has a good week and will see you all lighter
Spring Raffle Results
The Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library give thanks to all of
you who participated in our Spring Election Day Raffle on March
10th. The grand winner was Arlene Brown, congratulations Arlene !
Now that The Children’s Room has re-opened, The Friends are working
hard to acquire some of the finest children’s books for our young
patrons. Thanks, in part, to your support, we were able to purchase
57 new books in a wide variety of subjects.
Bring your children/grandchildren and re-discover all that the
library has to offer !
Thank you from The Friends.
Gina Jo, left and played by Kali Mara, receives fatherly advice from
her dad Dub, played by Ernie Bass, in the upcoming comedy “Dearly
Beloved” showing at the Scenic Theatre March 27 and 28.
Twink Futrelle, right and played by Cindi Bell, places a bridal veil
on her niece Gina Jo, played by Kali Mara, in the upcoming comedy
“Dearly Beloved” showing at the Scenic Theatre March 27 and 28.
Twink Futrelle, right and played by Cindi Bell, offers her palm to
be read by Madam Nelda, played by Alex Keyes, in the upcoming comedy
“Dearly Beloved” showing at the Scenic Theatre March 27 and 28.
I thank all who voted for me for the Planning Board, giving me the
opportunity to continue my effort to help the town. I was deeply
moved by the exceptional letters of endorsement from the voters who
took the time to express their positions on land use and zoning
issues. I will do my best to represent you during my term and you
have my promise that I will work hard to help unify the board and
have a productive session. Please feel free to contact me at
396-6663 if you would like to discuss any issue.
I would also like to congratulate all the candidates who ran for
office, regardless of the outcome. It is very important that we take
a special interest in our town and its future depends on the local
election process. It is important that we all participated in the
town government process.
During the campaign, I was very encouraged by the number of people
that told me that they can see improvement in the town and that
there is a positive momentum. I agree and I will do my best to
support this change.
Karmen (Sis Smith) J. Bean Butterworth
Karmen (Sis Smith) J. Bean Butterworth, 62, of Ingalls road, passed
away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones on Tuesday, March 17,
Sis was born December 29, 1952 in Hartford, Ct, daughter of Everett
Lester Smith and Phyllis Mae (Braley) Smith. She was a life member
of the Rod & Gun Club, and a member of The Ladies Aux. VFW post
#1670. Sis loved all her animals, enjoyed time in her yard and pool,
having barbeques, and above all spending time with family and
Sis is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, William
Butterworth, three sons; Lester Conway, Richard Butterworth and his
wife Heather of WA, and William M. Butterworth of TN; three
daughters, Christine Conway of Gilford, Carrie Conway and her fiancé
Jay Barton of Belmont, Kimberley Tasker and her husband Mike of
Pittsfield, NH; two brothers Robert Champagne and Michael Smith and
his wife JoAnne; two sisters Linda Moore and her husband Wayne and
Vanessa Morrisette and her husband Jeff; six grandchildren, Aaron
Vien, Lucas Conway, Hannah Conway, Jackson Conway, Jazmyne Conway
and Izaiah Conway, two great-grandchildren Colby and Sophia Conway
and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Sis is
predeceased by a sister, Jennifer Smith and four brothers; Kenneth
Smith, Greg Smith, Steven Smith and Everett Smith Jr.
Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 3:00pm
to 5:00pm, with a Memorial Service from 5:00pm to 6:00pm using the
Carriage House entrance of Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral
Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.
Burial will take place at a later date to be determined by the
family in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rod & Gun
Club-Santa Fund, 358 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or The VFW
-Santa Fund 143 Court Street Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting
the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view
an online memorial, please visit
Patricia A. Ordway
Mrs. Patricia A. (Sherburne) Ordway, 70, a resident of Pittsfield
for the past 40 years, died surrounded by loving family on
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at her home.
Born in England on July 31, 1944, Patricia was the daughter of
Morris and Edna Sherburne, who immigrated to the United with their
family in 1946.
Patricia was self-employed as a bookkeeper and enjoyed spending time
gardening and working on craft projects.
She was the widow of Warren Ordway, who died in 2010 and to whom she
had been married 45 years. She was also predeceased by siblings,
Stan Potts and Sandy Provencher.
Mrs. Ordway is survived by 2 sons, Keith Ordway of Pittsfield and
Kenneth Ordway and his wife Ann of Milton; 4 grandchildren, Courtney
Thurston and her husband Justin, Michael Ordway and his partner
Susan Comeau, Kenneth Colby Ordway and his wife Britny, and Katelyn
Ordway; 5 great grandchildren, Aydin and Cameron Thurston, Myla and
Emma Ordway, and Mason Wheldon; her mother of Maine; brothers and
sisters, Raymond Sherburne, Susan Belisle, Gail Sasser, and Ronald
Potts; and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Patricia’s life
on Saturday, March 28th from 1-3 PM at the Still Oaks Funeral &
Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Hwy. in Epsom.
An on-line guestbook is available at
In Loving Memory
Jonathan Osgood Winchester, 45, passed away unexpectedly on March
11, 2015 at his home in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Jon grew up in Pittsfield, New
Hampshire, and attended grade school and junior high school there.
He graduated in 1988 from Concord High School, Concord, New
Hampshire, where he was active in the band and the Concord Fire
Jon found his calling in emergency medicine, progressing from EMT,
to paramedic, and earned his RN degree in North Carolina in 2009.
He worked as an ER nurse, and then as a critical care transport
nurse, and taught EMS classes throughout his career, as well.
Jon was blessed to share his life with his best friend and wife,
Nicki (Dickover) Winchester, of Sneads Ferry. They were married in
1999, and lived in Virginia, Ohio, and New Hampshire, finally
settling in North Carolina. Jon was dad to three spoiled cats.
Jon also leaves his father, Robert D. Winchester, Sr., of
Pittsfield, NH; a sister and brother-in-law, Tammie and Tom Marston
of Pittsfield, NH; a brother, Robert Winchester, Jr. and his
partner, Liz Chicknavorian, of Dover, NH; a sister and
brother-in-law, Melissa and William Earnshaw of Scottsdale, AZ; his
mother-in-law, Roberta Dickover, of OH; brother in law Jeff
Dickover, and brother in law and wife, Eric & Kim Dickover; four
nephews, Adam Dickover, Mac Dickover, Jacob Dickover, and Ben
Marston, as well as extended family in New Hampshire and
An OSU Buckeyes fan, avid reader, and movie buff, Jon had a wide
circle of friends. His amazing sense of humor and quick wit will be
missed by all.
Jon is predeceased by his mother, Harriet “Nan” Winchester, and his
father-in-law, Warren Dickover.
Jon’s life will be celebrated with a service on March
29, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Swansboro United Methodist Church in
Swansboro, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be
made to The Make-A-Wish Foundation at
www.wish.org. Jon was an
organ and tissue donor; if you would like more information on how to
become an organ donor, please visit