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Pittsfield NH News

June 3, 2015

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Congratulations to Irene Nissen Vogt of Pittsfield who was graduated May 8, 2015, from Clemson University.


Vogt graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering .


Vogt was among 3,000 students who received degrees in commencement ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum.



Pittsfield Old Home Day 


Save the Date... Saturday, JULY 11!  (Yes this IS a week earlier than usual due to the NHMS Race being held on July 18-19, we cannot compete with that event!)  The theme for the day is “Summer of Seuss, Dr. Seuss, That is!”  


Plans are underway and are being finalized and more information will be coming soon.


What we know now: 

The Pittsfield Players will present “Rockin Daddios” musical group on Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm at the Scenic Theatre.


A Car Show on Main Street is being planned.  (from 9-12) 


Breakfast at the Park Street Baptist Church. 


St. Stephen’s Church will be selling their famous hot dogs, baked goods and much more. 


Dustin Park will be home to kids activities, crafters, local organization booths, music and more. 


The Annual Cook-off will be a Best Berry Pie Cook-off (more info to come on this). 


The Little Red Wagon Theater Troupe will be here. 


KIDS BIKE PARADE... followed by the Old Home Day Parade at 1pm (floats or other entries are needed) What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Pick one and decorate a float, your bike, your car- anything! 


Please call Louie Houle at 435-6938 if you would like to put an entry in the parade. 


Cookout and Swimming at the F.B. Argue Rec Area (aka- Town Pool) after the parade. 


Soccer Game at Drake Field.


Adopt a Duck Race at Drake Field Boat Launch. 


For more information, please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or [email protected] or Louie Houle at 435-6938.



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Don’t miss this weekend’s Pittsfield Players’ production of the hilarious comedy Suitehearts, which will run at the Scenic Theatre on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 4, 5, 6 and 7. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at  or by calling 435-8852. All shows are at 7:30 pm except for the Sunday show which is a matinee at 2 pm.



Local Students Named To President’s List

At Southern New Hampshire University


The following students have been named to the President’s List for the Spring 2015 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.  To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.7-4.0.


Center Barnstead: Daniel Cole,  BS Operations and Project Mgmt: Amber Couture, BS Healthcare Mgmt


Chichester: Derrick Heath, BS Culinary Mgmt


Epsom: Olivia Bourque, BS Business Studies in Industrial Org’l Psychology; Alyssa Douglas, BA Psychology


Northwood: Jessica Abbott, BS Business Admin w/conc in Small Business Mgmt; Jacinta Guerreiro-Crocker       BA Communication; Justine Wheeler , BS Health Sciences


Pittsfield: Nikki Grunst, BS Justice Studies; Dawn Lemmon, BS Accounting/Finance; Paul Pirozzo, BS Accounting; Tanner Van Nest, BA History and Social Studies Ed



Local Students Named To Dean’s List

At Southern New Hampshire University


The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.  To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.500-3.699.


Epsom: Sawyer Fournier, BA Elementary Education w/Cert in Gen Special Education; Kristy Nepveu, BS Hospitality Business - Degree in Three


Pittsfield : Samantha Vincent, BS Business Admin w/conc in Human Resource Mgmt



Pittsfield Area Senior Center News


On Tuesday, June 16, at 10:30 AM at the Pittsfield Area Senior Center there will be a Live Performance by the Pontine Theatre Group called, “New England Utopia: Transcendental Communities.” The play is exploring the legacy of the nineteenth century New England Transcendentalists, with a focus on three influential Massachusetts communities.


They include the circle of philosophers surrounding Ralph Waldo Emerson in Concord; Bronson Alcott’s ill-fated utopian experiment at Fruitlands in Harvard; and the communal farm founded by George Ripley at Brook Farm in West Roxbury.


This is a forty-minute program with a ten to fifteen minute audience discussion afterwards. Come in for the free show and have lunch after the program.


If planning to stay for lunch please RSVP at 435-8482 so the meal can be planned accordingly. We are located at 74 Main St. in Pittsfield, NH.





Dear Readers:

While walking my dog, Minya, on Bridge Stree on 5-13-15, about 4:00, she was attacked by two dogs coming from a driveway on Bridge Street.


Minya is like a daughter to me. There were numerous good samaritans who stopped and tried to help. Thank you, and God Bless you all.


I would like those who witnessed this attack to please contact me, Steve, at (603) 491-3185. I do not want this to happen again to you, your pet, or child.


Steve Houlne



VA Begins Summer Of Service To Bolster Volunteer Assistance For Veterans

Calls Upon Individuals, Organizations and Communities to Serve Veterans in Nationwide Effort 

Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan,Chaplain

American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 Pittsfield


WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new nationwide initiative designed to build upon its existing partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans in their communities. The Department is renewing its commitment to Veterans and embarking upon a “Summer of Service” that seeks the help of citizens across the country to honor that commitment.


“We have made progress over the past year addressing the challenges we face in delivering care and benefits to millions of Veterans and their families,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald.  “While there is more work to do to honor our sacred commitment to Veterans, we also recognize that VA cannot do it alone. We are asking Americans everywhere to join the Summer of Service and help us give back to those who have given so much to our nation.”


In the coming weeks, VA will be working closely with Congressional partners, Veterans Service Organizations, Mayors and local communities, private sector and non-profit organizations, and VA employees to identify new and innovative ways to support VA’s commitment to care for those who “have borne the battle” and their families. 


As part of VA’s Summer of Service, the Department has committed to holding an open house in VA facilities the week of June 28 to spur increased local engagement and welcome members of the community interested in supporting the needs of Veterans. VA has also established the following goals to achieve by Labor Day:


Increasing Volunteers: Committed to engaging with 100,000 volunteers to support care and benefits programs and local events.


Increasing Community Partners: Committed to expanding current agreements to provide services and support reaching more than 15,000 Veterans and family.


Recruiting Medical Professionals: Hiring clinicians and clinical support staff to further expand access to care and homelessness.


Congress: Host Congressional Members and Staffs at VA facilities across the country.


The Department has an outstanding volunteer program, which will be highlighted throughout the country this summer. VA will build upon the ongoing work of its more than 350,000 employees and 76,000 volunteers around the nation. While the central focus of the campaign will be increasing volunteerism and partnerships, it will also provide individuals and communities an opportunity to support other important priorities. Despite a hiring effort that brought more than 11,000 net new employees onboard over the past year, VA still needs more health care providers, claims specialists, medical support assistants, and cemetery directors to continue to expand needed services. VA’s partners can help by getting the word out this summer.


In the last year, VA has completed more than 46 million appointments, an increase of more than two million from the previous year.  Nearly 3 million Veterans received care in the private sector, an increase of more than 44 percent from the previous year.  The number of Veterans and Survivors receiving monthly compensation and pension benefits has increased to nearly 5 million.  In an effort to improve the Veteran’s customer service experience, VA has begun the most comprehensive re-organization in its history.  The initiative, called MyVA, has been guided by ideas and recommendations from Veterans, employees, and stakeholders. 


“There is no mission more noble than serving Veterans and their families. At VA, we constantly strive to improve the way we do our job,” said McDonald.  “State by state, community by community, person by person, there are a number of ways we can all come together to serve Veterans. From expanded partnerships with the private sector and non-profit organizations, to accelerating hiring, to celebrating the commitment of VA employees and volunteers – we need the help of communities everywhere to succeed.”


Volunteers can help to serve Veterans by visiting to find out the needs of your local VA facility. Follow #VASummerOfService on Vantage Point, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and join VA in caring for America’s Veterans.



Loudon Art Show


The Loudon Village Arts group will present original paintings and photographs for its Art Show and Sale, June 13 and 14, at the Maxfield Public Library, 8 Route 129, Loudon, New Hampshire. The show also will feature an assortment of miniature artworks.


Offering a door prize each day, the show will run on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sunday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the library.


The Loudon Village Arts group is dedicated to celebrating, teaching, and promoting the arts. Made up of artists and art enthusiasts, the group meets at the library weekly, from 2 to 4 p.m., for open studio sessions. Newcomers are welcome.


For more information, please call Frances at 798-5153.



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The attendance at this year’s Memorial day service was small in number but mighty in spirit. It was so nice to see some children there this year. It’s very important to teach our children the true meaning of this day, and show them the need for giving thanks and remembering. This was Madelyn Winslow of Barnstead’s last time playing the taps echo. She’ll be getting married and moving to Maine.


Photos courtesy of Mary Winslow



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Madelyn Winslow preparing to play the echo of taps.



Letter To The Editor

New Community Website


We are pleased to announce our own website: For years, the Pittsfield Website Committee has been supporting the community and its resources by providing a presence on the Town of Pittsfield website. All volunteers had a place to publish their events and services for the town. Continuing with this tradition, the new website is focused on the Pittsfield community. It is our goal to help our citizens and visitors get to know the town better, as well as provide a medium to share our experiences.


Please visit our new website and let us know what you think. You can contact us at [email protected]. When visiting our site, please don’t forget to sign up to receive our newsletters and notices by email. News & Events as well as website updates will be sent on a regular schedule. We have just started adding content and accepting information to publish supporting our mission and goals. If you provide a service to the citizens, operate a non-profit organization or are interested in promoting an event in Pittsfield, please submit your info, pictures and links. We look forward to working with all town groups in order to enhance their internet presence. We are open to expanding our approach, so please let us know what you need to serve Pittsfield. 


In order to support the amazing and hard working volunteers of Pittsfield, the community website is free of charge, following the spirit of the original town website. If you are interested in joining our team, please email us!


Pittsfield Website Volunteers



Greater Pittsfield Chamber Of Commerce Dinner June 23, 2015


If you are self-employed or a small employer, you won’t want to miss this year’s  Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce dinner. Our dinner will be on June 23rd.  Our featured speaker will be Ann Walls of the Foundation for Healthy Communities.  Under the Marketplace Assistance program, Ann and her team of Marketplace Assisters help people understand, select and enroll in a health plan, understand their health benefits and how to use them to maximize good health.  Ann will speak on the Affordable Care Act and the SHOP program for small employers.  This will be a great opportunity to get an understanding of the ACA and Shop programs and to get your own specific questions answered.  The event will be held at Jitters on June 23rd.  Meet and greet will be at 6:00 PM. Dinner costs are $15.00 to members and $18.00 to nonmembers.  For more information you can go to  Tickets are available by contacting Louie Houle by email at [email protected] or by calling 435-6938.



Concord Christian Women’s Connection

Getting To The Root Of The Matter


Luncheon featuring Barbara Austin “Edible Wild Plants,” on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 11:30-1:30 at the Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester St., Concord, NH, 224-4101.


Special speaker Barbara Austin will show some very interesting wild plants that can be used to enhance our dinner tables. Withe the cost of groceries on the rise, these tips on edible plants could save you money at the market.


Barbara will also share how she was able to smile through life’s difficulties.


$20 program, three course lunch, tax and tip included. All are welcome. 


For reservations call Wendy 485-7446, Diane 798-5819, or Dolores 545-1780. Reservations by June 8th, cancellations required.


Sponsored by Concord Christian Women’s Connections and Stonecroft Ministries (non-profit).




Arnold “Pete” Cecil Stock


Arnold “Pete” Stock (87) of Laconia passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Northwood Nursing Home.  Pete was born November 6, 1927 in Manchester, NH and was the son of the late Arthur and Martha (Henry) Stock. 


Pete was raised and educated in Barnstead and part of the 1945 Pittsfield, NH graduating class.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and served proudly in World War II and Korea where he was decorated several times. After, he married “the best woman that ever lived,” Bea, in 1951 and lived to Pittsfield before moving to Laconia.  He sold insurance for Metropolitan Life for almost 50 years.  He was a long time member of the Corinthian Lodge #82 F&AM in Pittsfield, the Bektash Shrine, and the Earl B. Clark Post #42 of the American Legion.  Pete enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter, he collected coins, and loved going to bean suppers.  He volunteered at the Tilton Soldiers Home, playing cribbage with the “old guys.”  He spent a lot of time collecting aluminum tabs to donate to the Shriners hospital. Being very patriotic, one of the ways he showed his devotion to our country was how he honored and promoted the American Flag. If he saw a tattered flag, he would  stop and offer a replacement. How fitting he pass on Memorial day; no doubt he was marching in a parade from above.   He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.


Pete was predeceased by his beloved wife, Beatrice (Chagnon) Stock in 1995; and his siblings, Arthur, Richard, Robert, and Hamilton Stock.  He is survived by his loving children, Gary S. Stock and his wife, Jane  of Chichester, NH,  Gail S. (Proulx) Doyle and her husband Gregory of Methuen, MA, grandson Nicholas K. Proulx of Laconia, NH and granddaughters  Angelle (Proulx) Young of Plumas Lake, CA. and Laura (Stock) McPhail of Hopkington, NH.  He is also survived by his brother Norman Stock and wife Shirley of Center Barnstead NH, sisters Barbara Jane and husband Bill Woodward of Epping NH and Carol Tiede of Center Barnstead, NH, as well as, many nieces and nephews.  


A Graveside Service was held Friday, May 29, in the Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield. The Rev David Stasiak, Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield officiated. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bektash Temple, Shriners Hospitals, 189 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH. 03301. To sign an on line Guest Book, Log on to



Roland M. Witham


Dover – Roland M. Witham, 82 of Dover passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Dover Rehabilitation Center & Living Center.


He was born on December 7, 1932 in Saco, Maine, a son of Lorenzo and Rose (Paris) Witham. Roland was a graduate of Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, NH.


Roland served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War retiring after 20 years of service to his country.


Following his military career, Roland went on to become a Barber, working in Pittsfield. He also had been employed for Raytheon.


He was a member of the Corinthian Lodge No. 82 F&AM in Pittsfield.


Roland was predeceased by his wife, Constance (Clark) Witham, and a brother, Roger Witham.


Survivors include a daughter, Rose Witham of Ocala, FL; sister-in-law, Lorette Witham of Somersworth; three grandchildren, Eugene R. Connor III, Sarah K. Huntington, and Ryan T. Connor; sister, Janice McClintock of Dover; several nieces and nephews.


Services: a Memorial Service was held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Bernier Funeral Home, Somersworth. Interment with military honors followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Somersworth.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall St # 104, Manchester, NH. 03101. Visit: to sign the online guest book and to share a memory.  Care for the Witham family has been entrusted to Bernier Funeral Home.








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