Reward Realty is now accepting unwrapped new toys for the Toys for
Tots program. You can drop off your toy at either of the EXIT
Reward Realty locations: 79 High St. in Pittsfield or 1022 Dover
Rd., Unit 6 in Epsom. We will be accepting toys until December 2,
2016. Help a child in need this Holiday Season!
Berakah, 96 Fairview Rd in Pittsfield is inviting all who wish to
celebrate the Winter Solstice on Tuesday, December 20, 5 – 6:30
p.m. The evening will begin in the warmth of the house with music
and a reflection on the meaning of transition from darkness to
LIGHT. Weather permitting, we will light a fire outdoors. The
celebration will culminate by all sharing hot soup. Call 435-7271
or email [email protected] for more
information or to register. Free will offering.
Pittsfield Players will hold open auditions for their March 2017
production of “Eat Your Heart Out” at the Scenic Theater, 6 Depot
Street, Pittsfield. Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday,
December 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. each evening.
requirements for this comedy by Nick Hall are three men and two
women. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.
Performance dates will be in late March.
Your Heart Out” is a delicious comedy that follows the experiences
of a waiter named Charlie who works in various NYC restaurants while
hoping to be discovered and then make it big in show business. The
other cast members portray multiple roles as customers who interact
with their waiter, sharing parts of their life stories while gaining
something in return from meeting Charlie.
more information, contact Mike Hobson at
Letter To The Editor
sorry to see that Carl Anderson will no longer write a Select-board
Overview Article in The Suncook Sun. It was very informative for
those of us who looked forward to reading your articles. I think it
helped to keep more citizens informed and possibly involved in our
was a time when the all board meeting minutes were published in The
Suncook Sun for the citizens to become better informed of the town
and school district business, yet over the years the boards stopped
submitting their minutes to the newspaper. Not all want to go online
to look for meeting minutes each time a meeting occurs within the
Who Is Taking Care Of You?
the holiday season. You’re crazy busy, stressed, hurried, eating
poorly, taking care of everyone, but you. But, in a few short weeks,
this craziness will be over and the holidays will be past. What if
you invested 6 weeks taking care of you?
Release, Reboot and Revitalize program can help you make 2017 your
best year ever. It is a gentle detox/cleanse program designed to
help you get back on track with healthy living.
program includes simple strategies for healthier eating, nutritional
and detoxification supplements, weekly group coaching with Dr. Liz,
and access to a private Facebook group for questions and support
during the week.
-Release the toxins and stress accumulated in your body
your system and reset it to make a break from the bad habits
-Revitalize your health, your energy levels, your life!
Jan. 9, 2017 - Feb. 13, 2017
The Sanctuary Bodyworks and Sauna
Barnstead Rd, Pittsfield, NH
participants : 10
Register by Dec. 28, 2016
more information call us at 603-731-3855 or see our Facebook page
for more details. You’re worth it!
Pittsfield Players’ Kid’s Theater Workshop Holds Auditions For
Singin’ In The Rain, Jr.
Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for the Kid’s Theater
Workshop production of Singin’ In the Rain, Jr. at the Scenic
Theatre, 6 Depot St. on Sunday and Monday, December 18 and 19, at 4
pm each day. The Kid’s Theater Workshop is open to kids ages 8 to 18
years old and is designed to teach all aspects of theater to
participants. The Workshop is a program for kids, by kids, where
everyone participates in all aspects of the show, including set
building and decoration, costuming, acting, singing and dancing.
roles are open, and auditioners will be taught a song from the show
and asked to sing in a group, or individually, and they’ll also
learn a few simple dance steps, and be asked to read from the
script. If anyone is more interested in working behind the scenes,
backstage or with lights or sign, they should come to auditions to
Workshop rehearses two afternoons a week after school and Saturdays
in the afternoon, with set calls on Saturday mornings. The show will
run the week before February vacation in two matinee shows for local
schools on February 21 and 22, and then in three evening shows on
February 23, 25 and 25.
anyone has any questions about the program or auditions, please
contact director Maye Hart at 736-9563.
you ever wondered what would happen if everything that could
possibly go wrong in a stage production of Dickens’ Christmas Carol
did go wrong? Now’s your chance to find out when The Pittsfield
Players present, “Dickens’ Christmas Carol, A Traveling Travesty In
Two Tumultuous Acts” for $12 admission price on Dec. 9, 10, 16 & 17
at 7:30 PM; Dec. 11 at 2PM and ONE FREE show on December 8 ONLY.
Come down to The Scenic Theatre on Depot Street in Pittsfield, NH
for this uproariously funny take on a classic. FREE tickets to
DECEMBER 8 performance are available at The Main Street Grill and
Bar on Main Street in Pittsfield; the rest of the performances
tickets, $12/ea. may be reserved by calling (603) 435-8852 (please
say the performance you want to attend, spell your last name and how
many tickets you’d like) or logging on to
www.pittsfieldplayers.com . This show is sponsored by the E.P.
Sanderson Trust of Pittsfield.
Christmas With Rocking Horse Studio
Horse Studio helps ring in the holidays in style when it returns to
the Spotlight Café at the historic Capitol Center for the Arts in
Downtown for Christmas shows on Friday, December 16 and Saturday,
December 17. Tickets for both performances are currently on sale at
$20. A portion of the proceeds from this performance will be
donated to New Hampshire charities.
“Christmas with Rocking Horse Studio” tradition began in 2014
following the success of the Emmy-nominated “A New Hampshire
Chronicle Christmas at Rocking Horse Studio.” This year’s lineup
includes Concord natives and hometown heroes Dusty Gray, Brooks
Young, Chris Peters, and Ryan Williamson; rising international star
Anna Madsen, award-winning children’s singer Steve Blunt,
folk/Americana singers Jack Polidoro, Hank Osborne, Justin Cohn, and
Eli Autry; veteran rocker Elie Rivillier, members of the band Trade,
the newest bright light in the Concord music scene; studio session
performer Hannah Rose Michaud, and singer/songwriters Ashley
Howard-White and Stephanie Tonneson. This talented group of
singers/musicians will join the Rocking Horse Studio band in
performing a wide range of Christmas music, from traditional to
contemporary, spiritual to secular. The Rocking Horse Studio band
includes Adam Soucy (drums), Chris Noyes (bass), Rick Black (keys),
Brian Coombes (keys), Myron Kibbee (guitar), Ian Sleeper (guitar),
Josh Kimball (guitar/bass).
other Spotlight Café performances, seating is limited. Tickets may
be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at (603)
225-1111 or online at www.ccanh.com. Tickets may
also obtained at the CCA’s box office at 44 South Main St., Concord,
NH, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11AM to
6PM and Saturdays from 11AM to 2PM.
Agent Achieves Production Award
Concord-Area professionals honored by EXIT Realty Corp.
following local EXIT Realty agent was recently honored by EXIT
Realty Corp. International.
Ward, Franchisee with EXIT Reward Realty in Pittsfield was honored
with the prestigious Bronze Award by EXIT Realty Corp.
International. The award was given in recognition of closing 25+
real estate transaction sides during the production year July 1,
2015 to June 30, 2016.
takes hard work, tenacity and a willingness to grow and change with
the market to earn an EXIT award. Our awards criteria are among the
toughest in the industry and our award recipients represent EXIT’s
finest real estate professionals from coast to coast,” said Tami
Bonnell, CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International. “We are proud of
their efforts and their ongoing commitment to provide excellent
service to their local communities.”
Pittsfield Senior Center News
Pittsfield Senior Center has a few special programs occurring during
the month of December. On Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 10:30am, Don
Smith will be coming to the center for a Christmas performance. We
will have Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas Caroling.
Lunch is served after.
Wednesday, December 14, at 10:30am, an elder law attorney Jenny
Rivard will be at the center. Jenny has been an Elder Law Attorney
for 10 years. She volunteers providing free education to families
for long-term care planning through the Elder Care Access
Foundation. She will discuss the different estate planning documents
trusts, wills, power of attorneys, and their relation to Medicaid,
Medicare, nursing home costs, etc. Call 435-8482 if interested.
Thursday, December 15, at 10:00 am, the Pittsfield Senior Center is
having a Christmas Party. There will be a Yankee Swap of a gift
$10.00 or less. The party will begin at 10:00 AM. There will also be
a pretty and ugly Christmas sweater contest. Please join us and
spend some special time together. The Christmas dinner will be
served at 12:00 PM. Hope to see you here at 74 Main St. and please
call 435-8482 to make your reservation before December 7.
November 8 meeting of First Congregational Church’s Dorcas Guild
began with a call to order and welcome to the attendees by President
Mary Jo Powelson. For devotions, Linda Towle began by reading two
passages on thankfulness from Joy for a Woman’s Soul, and all joined
in “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Vaughan reported on cards sent and passed around others to sign. The
secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were accepted. The food basket
brought by Linda Stasiak went to Evelyn Sheehy Richard. It will go
next to Corine Miller. The mystery package brought by Evelyn was won
by Nella Hobson.
reminded of our responsibility of the World Day of Prayer for 2017,
the actual day being Friday, March 3, 2017 with the focus on the
Philippines. An initial committee of Nella Hobson and Bev Murdough
has been assembled.
Coalition to End Homelessness in Concord is holding a SouperFest at
the Rundlett School, March 17, 2017 and is looking for cookies for
this event. Elaine Coffey is our liaison. We next discussed our
Christmas Fair occurring November 19. Peggy Jacobs discussed the
timeline and staffing; Gailann reviewed the luncheon needs. The
Silent Auction will end December 4, when final bids will be taken
from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
items discussed were: Collation Committee, Christmas Concert on
December 9, Nominating Committee, Wednesday work group will not meet
again until February.
offered a report on our service project: the items were brought to
the VA in Manchester for their “Help Keep Veterans Warm” outreach
next meeting is December 13, which is our Christmas Pot Luck and
Gift Exchange at 6:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and a gift
to exchange ($10). Hostesses are Peggy, Reny Boyd and Mary Jo. All
ladies are welcome.
Anniversary: Left to right- Pat Smith, Catherine Snow, Joyce
Pearson, Pearl Donavitch, Sandy Gilmore.
Royalty: Seated- left to right- top losers, Suzie Fife, Pat Smith,
April Ellis; Standing- Catherine Snow, Joyce Pearson.
recent TOPS meetings have provided helpful information and
suggestions about healthy living. Jon Martin presented several
programs on Healthy food and snack ideas. Pat Smith presented
articles having Positive Attitudes and on Acceptance Based Training,
being mindful of our eating. Claire Coll also presented an article
on Mindful Eating. These were all good reminders that we need to
think about what we are eat rather than making poor choices. These
are good reminders as the holiday season approaches.
Gilmore also celebrated her one year KOPS anniversary for reaching
and maintaining her weight goal. Sandy has been a long standing
member of TOPS and is helpful to the chapter in many ways.
chapter holds “Royalty” recognition on a monthly basis to recognize
the top losers for the month. This is a way we can support one
another as monthly milestones are reached.
meets on Tuesdays 6:30 at Berakah on Fairview Rd. Pittsfield. Come
and visit us anytime. Call Pat 435-5333 or Beth 435-7397.
“Christmas Joy” concert
First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield, will offer
a free Christmas concert entitled “Christmas Joy” this Friday,
December 9, 7 p.m. It will feature the church’s Chancel Choir, the
JuBellation Handbell Choir as well as special guest, Bill Parker.
And there are some great carols to add your participation! Parking
and wheelchair accessible entry located at rear of church at
Chestnut Street. For more information, call the church office at
Partners With Prostate Cancer Foundation To Expand Clinical Research
Approximately 12,000 Veterans Are Diagnosed Annually with Prostate
Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan
WASHINGTON – As a national leader in oncology advancement and as the
largest integrated healthcare system in the nation, the Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced an important and
substantial partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to
prevent, screen and promote research to speed the development of
treatments and cures for prostate cancer among Veterans.
Announcement of the partnership was made during Launch Pad: Pathways
to Cancer InnoVAtion, a joint VA/PCF summit held today that brings
together world-class oncology experts, corporate and nonprofit
partners to discuss research, big data, technology and clinical
solutions to advance screening, diagnostics and care coordination
for cancer and to promote the implementation of best practices
across the VA healthcare system.
of the summit, PCF announced a $50-million precision oncology
initiative to expand prostate cancer clinical research among
Veterans to speed the development of new treatment options and cures
for prostate cancer patients. The agreement signed today is the
first partnership between PCF and VA, and it comes at a time when an
estimated 12,000 Veterans each year are diagnosed with prostate
cancer, making it the most frequently diagnosed cancer among
Veterans. In particular, African-Americans are 64 percent more
likely to develop prostate cancer compared to any other race or
ethnicity and 2.4 times more likely to die from the disease.
“Fighting and treating cancer among our Veterans is a team effort,
which is why this Launch Pad event and this partnership are so
important,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. To effectively
serve our Veterans and to keep VA on the cutting edge of medical
research, we need government, corporate, and non-profit
organizations working together. We are truly grateful to the
Prostate Cancer Foundation for this important show of support. Our
work together will save Veterans’ lives.”
goals of the PCF partnership are to increase the number of Veterans
Health Administration (VHA) investigators applying to PCF for
funding; increase the number of VHA facilities involved in precision
medicine/prostate cancer clinical trials; increase the number of
Veterans enrolled in studies, providing veteran specimens or data
used in studies as well as increase the number of minorities
enrolled in PCF studies; and increase the number of early career
scientists working on prostate cancer research.
goal is to increase our scientific understanding of prostate cancer
among Veterans and to kick-start the development of precision
medicine treatments for them, as well as the general population,”
said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer,
PCF. “This agreement will open new doors for the research community
to work with Veterans facing a life threatening disease and
ultimately reduce the disease burden on America’s Veterans.”
a long history in cancer prevention and research. VA’s cancer
research portfolio supported 262 active projects with $53.5 million
in fiscal year 2016, toward understanding and preventing cancers
prevalent in the Veteran population. In addition, VA research also
has ongoing collaborations and data-sharing with other public
agencies, and profit and non-profit corporations to enhance cancer
research, including studies that support the national Precision
more information about the Launch Pad event, visit XX. For more
information about VA research, including cancer innovations, visit