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January 13, 2016

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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 do.


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.  



The Amazing 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 detoxification.


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 metabolic rate.


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 by 36%.


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 being.



Pittsfield 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 Fund.


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 Young Men


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.



Sage Wellness 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 upon another.


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



Pittsfield 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 extraordinary price.


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 free.


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 free.


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!



NHIAA December 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




Robert J. Wesson


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, Pittsfield.


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.








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