Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (serving
Barnstead and Pittsfield) will be meeting January 18, 2016, 6p.m. at
the Barnstead Parade Fire Station. Please stop in and see what we
Congratulations to Coach Uhouse and the Pittsfield Middle
School boys basketball team for finishing second in a competitive
Rochester Holiday Tournament. PMHS defeated Farmington,
Rochester and Portsmouth middle schools before falling in the
championship game to Newmarket/Epping.
Health Benefits Of Infrared Saunas
The Sanctuary Bodyworks and Sauna is
inviting you to its Grand Opening on January 16th, 10 am-3pm. The
owners, Jan Lesieur and Nathalie Snyder, are proud to introduce
Sunlighten signature sauna, the only sauna on the market that is
proven 95-99% effective and that is the most recommended by doctors.
Sunlighten saunas use infrared heat
instead of hot rocks or steam used in traditional saunas.
Traditional saunas heat the air at extremely high temperatures which
can make the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe.
Because infrared heats the body directly instead of simply heating
the air, infrared saunas are seven times more effective for
In a Sunlighten sauna, you will experience the deepest, most
detoxifying sweat of your life. The health benefits of
Sunlighten infrared sauna are numerous. Detoxification
Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal, stay healthy
and detoxify. In a Sunlighten sauna, the average person sweats out
20% toxins and 80% water, while in a conventional sauna, the average
person only sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water.
Weight Loss. Studies have shown a 40
minute infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories. As
the body works to cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there
is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and
Relaxation. Sunlighten saunas deliver the
ultimate experience in relaxation. With the most therapeutic
infrared heat found in Solocarbon® heating technology, our saunas
are guaranteed to help you relax in comfort with an invigorating
sweat that will have you feeling stress-free with each session.
Pain Relief. Clinical research on pain has
shown evidence of heat responsive pain or HRP, which encompasses
several common pain conditions that can be specifically treated with
the use of our infrared heat therapy.
Blood Pressure Reduction. Sunlighten’s
Solocarbon® heaters were shown in a clinical study by the University
of Missouri Kansas City in 2005 to lower blood pressure from a 30
minute infrared sauna session three times per week.
Improved Circulation. Sunlighten saunas
heat your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in
blood flow similar to regular exercise. Blood flow during infrared
sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts
per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.
Skin Purification. A study showed
significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of
sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants
experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as
improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness,
elasticity, clarity and firmness.
Wound Healing. Studies conducted by NASA
concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell
regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth. Human cell
growth increased by 155%-171% in some cases and wound size decreased
Cell Health. Sunlighten infrared therapy
stimulates the circulatory system, which causes more toxins to flow
from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell
health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
Come and learn more how Sunlighten sauna
therapy can support you in achieving your optimal health and well
Players’ Christmas Goody Box Sale A Great Success
The Pittsfield Players would like to thank
Lori Ambrose at Dominic’s restaurant for another successful
Christmas Goody Box sale to raise money for the Players’ Sprinkler
Hats off to everyone who purchased a box
to help out with this project, we thank you so much for
contributing. And thanks also to Larry Konopka, who distributed the
remaining unsold boxes to families in Pittsfield.
The Players raised another $2,100 for the
Sprinkler Project, which will begin in the spring. The Players hope
to have the sprinkler system installed by the 2016 fall production.
Thank you all for your help.
Pittsfield Players’ Kid’s Theater Workshop Needs Two More
The Pittsfield Players’ are looking for two more young men ages 14
to 17 to round out their barbershop quartet in the Kid’s Theater
Workshop’s upcoming production of Music Man, Jr., which will
run at the Scenic Theatre the week before February vacation –
February 18, 19 and 20. Rehearsals are held on Mondays and
Wednesdays after school at 4 pm and on Saturday afternoons at 1 pm.
If you are interested in being a part of this great production and
you can sing even a little bit, please call Maye Hart at 736-9563 or
email her at [email protected].
The Kid’s Theater Workshop is held yearly
for kids ages 8 to 18 and is a program by kids for kids.
Participants handle all facets of the production, including building
and painting sets, lights and sound, and everyone works together
toward the goal of “bringing in the show.” The purpose of the
program is to introduce kids to the theater and to perform for other
kids who may also want to take a stab at being on stage once they
see their peers on stage. Please call or email Maye if you’d like to
join us this year.
Center Offering 2016 New Year Resolution Support
So here we are, the beginning of a new
year. Have you made a commitment to yourself to better your health,
mind, body and soul? Sage is a community resource to help you reach
your goals with education and compassion. We have classes to support
you and guide you on your journey.
Mindfulness and Meditation go hand in hand
to bring clarity, focus, peace, and awareness into your life.
Mindfulness allows you to pay attention with purpose and to be
gentle as you explore what lies underneath the busyness of the day.
It helps you to get to know yourself and to be gentle and kind in
that knowing. Meditation is not about clearing the mind of thoughts
but rather becoming aware of yourself and the habits that reflect
themselves in your experience. Healthy choices can be made when we
SLOW to KNOW. Students will be taught both formal and informal
meditation, supporting the integration of mindfulness into daily
living. A variety of techniques will be offered, increasing your
comfort level and capacity to be present with the moments that
arrive. 5 week session to starts Wednesday January 13 at
4:15-5:15pm. Meeting weeks are consecutive and each class builds
Find Your Fit is a health-gain program
that seeks to support the whole of you as you transition your
relationship to food and self. Instead of feeling deprived,
agitated, or powerless to make lasting change, you’ll learn
techniques and new habits that will leave you feeling empowered and
in charge. While most weight reduction programs spend the majority
of their time on food and calorie calculations, Find Your Fit goes
deeper to spend time nurturing our internal world - emotions,
cravings, stress triggers, self-love and worth. When our body and
soul feel loved, health comes more easily. And with mindful
awareness and small daily steps, lasting change can be yours. Free
Overview Wednesday January 13, 5:30pm. 8 week class expected to
begin the following Wednesday.
Tai Chi is to Asian medicine as physical
therapy is to Western medicine. It has been described as the
“perfect exercise”. Its soothing movements are performed
individually and slowly in a standing position requiring no special
equipment or clothing. Despite the relative ease with which it can
be performed, tai chi has been classified as a moderate aerobic
exercise. Researchers have found that tai chi simultaneously
increases blood flow, relaxation and concentration while reducing
inflammation. As a result tai chi has been scientifically proven to
help in addressing six out of the ten top reasons for which patients
visit their doctors - back pain; arthritis; insomnia; hypertension;
anxiety; and, depression. Tai Chi is held on Fridays at 5:00pm for
new students and 6:00pm for more experienced students.
Gentle Flow Yoga connects movement with
the breath at a relaxing pace. This slower paced class teaches a
variety of yoga poses and is excellent for students new to yoga or
for those seeking a calming experience. It helps students learn to
connect the breath with movement while stretching and strengthening.
This is also a great class for students with injuries or physical
concerns. Yoga is held Saturdays at 9:00am.
Sage Wellness Center is your resource for
healthy living in the Suncook Valley region. Our mission at Sage is
to provide a safe and supportive environment where community members
are encouraged to achieve and maintain their optimal health goals
through the guidance of integrated health care practitioners,
wellness and fitness education. If there is a holistic class or
modality you would like to see at Sage, please let us know and we
will do our very best to provide that to you. More information can
be found at SageWellnessCenterAndSpa.com.
Area Senior Center News
Submitted By Carol
Schiferle, Pittsfield Senior Center, Manager
The Pittsfield Area Senior Center wishes
everyone a Happy New Year and the possibility of trying new things
this year. The Pittsfield Are Senior Center, as do many other senior
centers, serves as a focal point for an aging resource and offers
many low cost opportunities to older individuals with the main goal
to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for
older adults. This is accomplished through a variety of activities
that are offered at the center.
A community meal is offered at 12:00 PM on
Monday thru Thursday. The nutritionally packed dense meal is offered
to individuals over 60 for only $2.00. Therefore, individuals can
come and enjoy conversation while eating an excellent lunch at an
There is a Craft Club on Wednesday
mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. All are invited to this club.
There is an assortment of crafts being completed and it is usually
decided the Wednesday prior what the next craft project will be.
Therefore, if you enjoy doing crafts or you would like to teach one
of your hobby’s then please join us. Our arts and crafts leader is
starting to schedule the different ideas and days when the craft
will be taught. So come in and share your idea while making new
friends. The cost is free.
Maybe you are not interested in creating
crafts but you want to learn how to quilt. The quilting group meets
on Wednesdays at 12:30 PM. We are starting out the New Year making a
new quilt. All quilters no matter their experience are invited. The
club is made for everyone, whether or not you have years of
experience at quilting or if you barely know what a needle looks
like. This is for you. So please come and start working on a brand
new quilt from the beginning starting January 13, 2016. The cost is
If you enjoy games, we have a group of
people that meet to play cribbage every Wednesday from 9:30 AM-11:30
AM. If there is another game that you want to play and may be
willing to teach, we are looking for people that would like to play
board games or other card games during the same time. The cost is
Many other programs and activities are
offered at the center. We have a variety of exercise classes
throughout the week. That includes Yoga, Bone Builders, and Virtual
Bowling. Other activities are bingo, art classes, free musical
programs, and free community wellness presentations taught by the
Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association. If you have any
questions or want more information, please call the center at
435-8482 or come in for a visit at 74 Main St. Pittsfield NH 03263.
Start the New Year by trying something new that you will enjoy!
Student Athlete Of The Month
The NHIAA and Life of an Athlete are
pleased to recognize two outstanding athletes both on and off the
field of play. They exemplify the ideals and values that are the
cornerstone of school-based athletics and are positive role models
in their school and community.
Cameron Darrah, Pittsfield Middle High School -Sophomore, Pittsfield
Middle High School -Co-Captain of Pittsfield’s Varsity Basketball
team -Known as one of the most competitive players on the floor,
always helps opponents up off the floor, and the first to dive on a
loose ball -So far this season, has been named Concord Monitor Star
of the Night and ESPN NH’s Player of the Week -Spends his weekends
at the Pittsfield Parks and Rec Youth Basketball games helping in
any way he can “[Cameron] leads by example on the court, in the
classroom, and his community.”
-Jay Darrah, Athletic Director, Pittsfield Middle High School
Letter To The Editor
Just got back from the State House. I was
down there accosting lawmakers into supporting the Pumpkin Bill.
(Treating marijuana almost like a pumpkin).
I really like Concord, its new Main St.,
City Hall, and the State House area. There’s a lot for a stoneman to
see. The buildings are beautiful and the people are too.
The reason I like City Hall is they gave
me a permit on Tuesday for Wednesday and Thursday, to accost the
lawmakers respectfully. Michelle really helped me out.
I apologize to the lawmaker I was
disrespectful to and that “Pittsfield was going to allow it anyway,”
when he said, “Never. I get the vote, not you.”
Anyway, after hearing a report how the
lawmakers first got together, it was said something like, we need to
respect each other and get along. So, I’m sorry.
Today I kept it toned down a notch.
I’m out there on Main St. Saturdays in
Pittsfield. Stop by if you want marijuana allowed in Pittsfield. You
gotta vote. I’ll show you how.
A fella named Nate stopped by and asked me
when is marijuana gonna be legal. I told him never, unless we make
it happen. Nothin’ happens by itself.
Let’s turn up the heat. Find me.
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
Tilton - Robert J. Wesson, 83, died
January 2nd at the NH Veterans Home following a long illness.
He was born in Pittsfield, the son of John
T. and Violet (Tilton) Wesson and lived there all his life. He
retired from the Pittsfield Weaving Factory. He was a US Army
Veteran during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by a son, James R. Wesson, Sr. of Pittsfield, three
grandsons, Walter Wesson, Glenden Wesson, and JamesWesson, Jr., a
brother Michael Wesson, and a sister Claire Reeves.
A graveside service will be scheduled in
the spring in the Wesson Family Cemetery, Governors Road,
In lieu of flowers, donations in his
memory may be made to the NH Veterans Home, PO Box 229, Winter St.,
Tilton, NH03276 The Waters Funeral Home/ Perkins & Pollard Memorial
Home is assisting with arrangements.