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Pittsfield NH News

December 7, 2016

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EXIT 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.



Auditions Announced


The 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.


Cast 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. 


“Eat 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.


For more information, contact Mike Hobson at [email protected].



Letter To The Editor


Very 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 town operations.


There 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 town.


Joan Osborne



Who Is Taking Care Of You?


Tis’ 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?


Our new 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. 


This 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

-Reboot your system and reset it to make a break from the bad habits 

-Revitalize your health, your energy levels, your life!


When: Jan. 9, 2017 - Feb. 13, 2017

Where: The Sanctuary Bodyworks and Sauna

175 Barnstead Rd, Pittsfield, NH

Maximum participants : 10

Register by Dec. 28, 2016


For 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.


The 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. 


All 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 sign up. 


The 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.


If anyone has any questions about the program or auditions, please contact director Maye Hart at 736-9563.



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Have 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 . This show is sponsored by the E.P. Sanderson Trust of Pittsfield.



Christmas With Rocking Horse Studio 


Rocking 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.


The “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).


As with 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 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.



Local Agent Achieves Production Award

Concord-Area professionals honored by EXIT Realty Corp. International


The following local EXIT Realty agent was recently honored by EXIT Realty Corp. International.


* Donna 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.


“It 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


The 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.


On 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.



Dorcas Guild


The 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.”


Diane 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.


We are 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. 


The 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. 


Other items discussed were: Collation Committee, Christmas Concert on December 9, Nominating Committee, Wednesday work group will not meet again until February.


Mary Jo offered a report on our service project: the items were brought to the VA in Manchester for their “Help Keep Veterans Warm” outreach project. 


The 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.




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KOPS Anniversary: Left to right- Pat Smith, Catherine Snow, Joyce Pearson, Pearl Donavitch, Sandy Gilmore.


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Royalty: Seated- left to right- top losers, Suzie Fife, Pat Smith, April Ellis; Standing- Catherine Snow, Joyce Pearson.


Our 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.


Sandy 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.  


The 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.


TOPS 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


The 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 435-7471.



VA Partners With Prostate Cancer Foundation To Expand Clinical Research

Approximately 12,000 Veterans Are Diagnosed Annually with Prostate Cancer

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. 


As part 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.”


The 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.


“Our 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.”


VA has 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 Medicine Initiative.


For more information about the Launch Pad event, visit XX. For more information about VA research, including cancer innovations, visit








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