The South Pittsfield Friends Church will
be open on Sunday, August 14th with Rev. Nancy Talbott as the
speaker. Services begin at 1:00 pm. All are welcome.
The Friends Society will hold their
services on Sunday, August 21st. The service begins at 10:30 am and
all are welcome to attend.
Rev. Harold Muzzey will be the speaker on
Sunday, August 28th with services beginning at 1:00 pm.
Stories On The Web Celebration
The Josiah Carpenter Library is proud to
announce a celebration of the Speaking Stories for the Web workshop
that has been underway this summer at the Pittsfield Youth Workshop.
The event will be held Thursday, August 11 at 5:00 pm at the
Pittsfield Youth Workshop.
This workshop has been attended by three
teen leaders, Shayla Locke, Emma Fisher and Lillian Edmond. Together
they have worked with Stephne Ricci, Melody Sylvester and Allysa
Terry to examine stories written by other teens, give their thoughts
and opinions on these as well as create a number of their own short
pieces of writings and drawings and a final story.
The celebration is open to the parents of
these participants as well as any interested supporting parties. The
participants will be sharing their creations and light refreshments
will be made and served by the group.
Please join us for this unique sharing
experience. After the event a selection of the stories will be
published on the library website. The library wishes to thank Paula
Martel, Debra Ballou, Allegra May and Betsy Kimball for the
coordination of these workshops this summer. For more information
about Speaking Stories on the Web, stop by the library and ask to
speak with Beverly Pietlicki, library director.
Thallander Returns To Pittsfield
The First Congregational Church, 24 Main
Street, Pittsfield, is delighted to welcome back Mark Thallander to
play the one-of-a-kind 1877 Wilson W. Ricker organ for the August 28
Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. He will be joined by Glenda
Winkle-Morrow, his college piano teacher, on the Hallet & Davis
grand piano in the church sanctuary.
Then later in the day, at 6 p.m., Mr.
Thallander will present a “Keyboard Concert.” A love offering will
More than a decade ago, Mark was involved in a terrible car accident
that almost took his life, but ultimately took his left arm. To read
more about Mark Thallander, visit his website:
welcome — mark your calendar for Mark! Parking and wheelchair
accessible entry are located at the rear of church building at
Chestnut Street. For more information, call the church office, 603
Releases Report On Nation’s Largest Analysis Of Veteran Suicide
than 55 Million Veterans’ Records Reviewed From 1979 to 2014 From
Every State in the Nation
Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released its findings
from the nation’s most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide
rates in the United States in which VA examined more than 55 million
Veterans’ records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation.
The effort advances VA’s knowledge from the previous report in 2012,
which was primarily limited to information on Veterans who used VHA
health services or from mortality records obtained directly from 20
states and approximately 3 million records.. Compared to the
data from the 2012 report, which estimated the number of Veteran
deaths by suicide to be 22 per day, the current analysis indicates
that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died from suicide.
• Approximately 65 percent of all Veterans
who died from suicide in 2014 were 50 years of age or older.
• Veterans accounted for 18 percent of all
deaths from suicide among U.S. adults. This is a decrease from 22
percent in 2010.
• Since 2001, U.S. adult civilian suicides
increased 23 percent, while Veteran suicides increased 32 percent in
the same time period. After controlling for age and gender, this
makes the risk of suicide 21 percent greater for Veterans.
• Since 2001, the rate of suicide among
U.S. Veterans who use VA services increased by 8.8 percent, while
the rate of suicide among Veterans who do not use VA services
increased by 38.6 percent. ◦ In the same time period, the rate of
suicide among male Veterans who use VA services increased 11
percent, while the rate of suicide increased 35 percent among male
Veterans who do not use VA services.
◦ In the same time period, the rate of
suicide among female Veterans who use VA services increased 4.6
percent while the rate of suicide increased 98 percent among female
Veterans who do not use VA services.
SUICIDE PREVENTION MEASURES BY VA
VA is aggressively undertaking a number of
new measures to prevent suicide, including:
• VA has implemented comprehensive,
broad-ranging suicide prevention initiatives, including a toll-free
Veterans Crisis Line, placement of Suicide Prevention Coordinators
at all VA Medical Centers and large outpatient facilities and
improvements in case management and tracking. In addition, VA
announced this week the creation of a satellite Veterans Crisis Line
site in Atlanta, Georgia, for increased staffing capability and
geographic redundancy; the satellite site is expected to operational
in October 2016 with 200 additional responders.
Ensuring same-day access for Veterans with urgent mental health
needs at over 1,000 points of care by the end of calendar year 2016.
In fiscal year 2015, more than 1.6 million Veterans received mental
health treatment from VA, including at over 150 medical centers, 820
community-based outpatient clinics and 300 Vet Centers that provide
readjustment counseling. Veterans also enter VA health care
through the Veterans Crisis Line, VA staff on college and university
campuses, or other outreach points.
predictive modeling to determine which Veterans may be at highest
risk of suicide, so providers can intervene early. Veterans in the
top 0.1% of risk, who have a 43-fold increased risk of death from
suicide within a month, can be identified before clinical signs of
suicide are evident in order to save lives before a crisis occurs.
• Expanding telemental health care by
establishing four new regional telemental health hubs across the VA
• Hiring over 60 new crisis intervention
responders for the Veterans Crisis Line. Each responder receives
intensive training on a wide variety of topics in crisis
intervention, substance use disorders, screening, brief
intervention, and referral to treatment.
• Building new collaborations between
Veteran programs in VA and those working in community settings, such
as Give an Hour, Psych Armor Institute, University of Michigan’s
Peer Advisors for Veterans Education Program (PAVE), and the Cohen
• Creating stronger inter-agency (e.g.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health) and new
public-private partnerships (e.g., Johnson & Johnson Healthcare
System, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, Walgreen’s, and many more)
focused on preventing suicide among Veterans.
Many of these efforts were catalyzed by
VA’s February 2016 Preventing Veteran Suicide—A Call to Action
summit, which focused on improving mental health care access for
Veterans across the nation and increasing resources for the VA
Suicide Prevention Program.
Suicide is an issue that affects all Americans. Recent Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reported in April 2016
that from 1999 through 2014 (the most recent year with data
available from CDC), suicide rates increased 24 percent in the
general population for both males and females.
to the report may be found at:
Other VA mental health information can be found on the VA Mental
Health page at: www.mentalhealth.va.gov.
Information about the Crisis Line is available at
Veterans in crisis can call Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
or texting 838255.
Suicide prevention fact sheet may be found at
8/2/16 Select Board Meeting
By Carl Anderson
Discussion regarding the NH DES order for
the wastewater treatment plant issue of high phosphates, and the
ongoing trial remeditation. Briefly, we may be able to avoid the
extraordinarily high cost of actually replacing lagoons by using an
additive that, if it works properly, will flush (no pun intended)
the high phosphate content through the system. Expensive to treat,
to be sure, but a heck of a lot better than what we had anticipated.
Two junkyard licences were renewed. The
tax collector suggested guidelines to consider when we begin
hearings for tax payment plans for those in arrears, including our
right to ask for financial information that should help in setting
up payment plans that taxpayers can realistically agree to, and will
verify true need.
An offer to purchase was accepted for 114
Main Street. We are confident that provided the sale goes through,
this buyer will restore the property to one that will be an asset to
Most of the evening was spent in the first
of the two required public hearings we will hold regarding the
disposition of 33 & 37 Main Street. At the forefront is a plan put
forth by a private investor and Suncook Valley Regional Development
in which 33 Main Street would be demolished and have the barn
attached to 37 Main removed, giving the library extra room. SVRDC
would then use its resources to rehab the remaining building for
resale to the private sector. Make no mistake, there is no shortage
of options as to what we should do. However, the real plans that
anyone is actually ready to move forward with are, as of last night,
one in number. Since March it has become clear that regardless of
what we decide - no matter how beneficial for the town it may be -
one need to look no further than Facebook to find criticism of not
only what we’ve done but what rumor says we’re going to do. If you
truly want your voice heard on this - or any matter - take the time
to attend the hearing on August 16 - or forever hold your peace,
because rest assured, we are going to do something with this
property other than watch it deteriorate.
Letter To The Editor
To the good citizens of Pittsfield,
I haven’t felt much like being involved
since town meeting when I was moderated by the moderator, and not
given the chance to debate my petition article.
Anyway it ain’t over.
The Selectmen are asking for input about
keeping the property tax rate as low as we can get it.
1. Keep trying to move property back to
the tax rolls
2. Don’t waste too much time on trying to close our
high school. It won’t work financially and you could never get the
town to support it.
3. Don’t waste too much time trying to
regionalize our fire, ambulance, and police. It increases response
times and you could never get the town to support it.
4. Speaking of our fire, ambulance, and
police, we have the best, stop nickeling and dime-ing them. They are
trying to think long term, and the selectmen are encouraging short
term to keep the tax rate down. This will bite us.
5. Fix the basements of the library and
town hall. Come to town meeting with budget requests if necessary.
We must take care of our buildings. It’s our shift.
6. Like the other towns around us,
volunteers are the engines of our towns. Just look how beautiful our
town looks after the party of Old Home Day. The Very next morning it
is so clean. We must fuel and maintain our volunteers.
7. Keep your heavy meeting schedule and
your public input requests coming. And we must always remember to
treat our town employees and our volunteers with respect and loyalty
because they’re the ones who do the work This is why my town looks
as good as it does.
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
Back To School At Pittsfield Elementary
• Information Packet: This year we are mailing home the first
day paperwork prior to the start of the school year rather than
sending it home with students on the first day of school. We hope
this letter and its contents will provide helpful information
related to our school calendar, programs, and services. A letter
from your child’s teacher will be included in the packet.
First Day of School: The first day of school for grades K-6 is
Monday, August 29. Pre-kindergarten starts on Tuesday,
Up and Drop Off Times: The school day for K-6 begins at 8:00 a.m.
and runs until 2:30 p.m. Students may be dropped off at the school
between 7:30-8:00 a.m. Parents and guardians may arrive between
2:20-2:30 to pick up their child. For Pre-K, the morning
session is 8:00-10:45 a.m. and afternoon session is 11:45-2:30 pm.
Release: Please note that we have early release dates scheduled for
the third Wednesday of each month (with the exception of June) for
professional learning activities. Lunch will be served on these
dates and students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Please note there
is no pre-kindergarten on early release dates. Also, our after
school program, KYdstop, provides child care on early release dates.
• School Lunch Information:
• Please make sure that you send money
with your child in an envelope labeled at the beginning of each
Breakfast - $1.50 - Reduced - $.30
Lunch - $2.60 - Reduced - $.40
Milk or Juice - $.60
*all students need to pay for milk or
juice even if they qualify for free or reduced meals.
Contact Us: Office Hours are 8 am - 3 pm during the summer and 7 am
- 4 pm during the school year. Call us at 435-8342 or email
Pittsfield Goes For The Gold!
Pittsfield Old Home Day 2016
Saturday, July 23rd, was Old Home Day in Pittsfield and the theme of
the day was an Olympic one, “Pittsfield Goes For the Gold.”
The weather was GREAT and everyone seemed to have a good time.
Many THANKS are due to lots of groups, organizations, businesses and
individuals that make this event possible.
you to the Suncook Valley Rotary Club for sponsoring a free outdoor
movie, “Wizard of Oz” at Drake Field on Friday night, July 22.
There was a great turnout and even a sing-along!
Congratulations and thank you to Tucker Wolfe on the completion of
his Eagle Scout project – managing the Renovation of the Dustin Park
Bandstand. A ribbon cutting and dedication of the renovated
Bandstand was held at Old Home Day. It looks great!!
Park St. Baptist Church served a delicious breakfast on Saturday
morning to start the day – Thank you to all the cooks. The
Community Fair at Dustin Park was bustling with vendors and local
organization booths. The free craft table for kids and Bubbles
Station, was manned by Tara, Amber and Jocelyn Ash, Kathy
Bleckmann, Lily Edmond, Carol Grainger, Michele Karwocki, and Lisa
Fries,– THANK YOU to all of you.
Jujubee, the Clown provided balloon “art” for the kids – free!
Thanks to Paula Belliveau, the Police Explorers, and Lion Club
members for manning the Carnival Games – from what I heard,
they were a big hit and we passed out every prize we had! Thank you
to Globe Mfg for donating the games and most of the prizes.
Thank you to St. Stephen’s Church for holding their Silent Auction
and Sidewalk Café. The Kids Olympics was great - thanks to all
the kids who participated- you all did an awesome job and thank you
to Tammy Colby, Jess Beaulieu, Sydney Booth and Megan Callicoat for
running the games.
to Don Smith for providing music at Dustin Park and to the
Historical Society for opening their doors and sharing their
fabulous collection of Pittsfield Memorabilia. The Fancy
Footwork Jump Rope team put on a great demo of fabulous jump roping
tricks and skill. It was not easy jumping rope in the heat of
the day, but they did a great job. Thank you to the United
Martial Arts Academy of Epsom for a fabulous karate demonstration.
thanks to all the Car Show participants. Thank you to the
residents and businesses of Main Street for your cooperation with
the street being closed. We had a great turnout of
classic, hot rod, and vintage vehicles for the car show and all
enjoyed the music of Jackie Lee. Thank you to Sanels, Heritage
Hardware of Northwood, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and Traditional Speed &
Custom for donating raffle prizes.
annual cookoff was “Whoopie Pies.” Thank you to all the
participants. The winners, by popular vote were: 1st -
Rose Kimball (#2), 2nd (tied) Christopher Marcotte (#6) and
Bob Fassella (#12) and 3rd – Joshua Crowell (#8). A very
special Thank You to the Victory Workers 4-H Club for organizing and
manning the booth.
to all the kids (47, to be exact) who participated in the Bike
Parade and a huge Special thanks to Sgt. Rick Walter for leading the
parade on the Segway (and for handling the few wayward cars that
made it onto Main St). Thanks to our judges- they had a tough
time choosing the winners.
highlight our Olympic theme for the day, an Olympic torch was
carried around town before the parade – with Chief Cain leading the
group with the Olympic theme playing from his car! An “Olympic”
Cauldron was lit (on Main Street) to signify the “beginning of the
games”… or our parade, in this case! Thank you to the runners-
Mike Mavity, Diane & Dana Bishop, Jen Cole, Amber & Jocelyn Ash.
A very special thank you to the Special Olympics of NH for the use
of the torches and the cauldron and to all the people (behind the
scenes) who helped to secure the appropriate permits for this
Mike Mavity provided the invocation before the parade – thank you
for joining us on Old Home Day. A very special thank you to Miss
Michaela St. George for her beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled
Banner and a big thank you to Stan Bailey for providing announcing
duties for the parade.
also like to THANK Granite Image for providing all the flyers,
posters and program printing for the day. THANK YOU to the
SUNCOOK VALLEY SUN for printing all of our articles, ads and the
day’s schedule. Thanks, also to Clayton Wood and the Website
Committee for posting all the events and information for the day and
to all the Local Businesses that posted flyers and posters for us.
A special thank you to Danis Supermarket for the banners.
Congratulations to Joseph Darrah on being named Pittsfield’s Citizen
of the Year! THANK YOU for your continued volunteering in our
YOU TO ALL who participated in the Parade. A Huge THANK YOU to
NH Motor Speedway for the use of their “People Movers” and to Jim
Darrah for hauling it. They worked perfectly for the band to
ride in and perform in the parade. Thank you to Ray Webber for
hauling our Old Home Day Committee float!
1st - F.B. Argue Recreation Area
2nd – Encore Dance
3rd - Victory Workers 4-H Club
1st – Pittsfield Players
2nd –Suncook Valley Rotary Club
3rd – Globe Striders
afternoon activities were free swim at the F.B. Argue Recreation
Area (thank you Parks and Rec) along with a cookout of burgers and
hot dogs. At Drake Field, the annual Duck Derby and NEW this
year, Battle of the Badges Softball game were held. Thanks to
Jay Darrah and the PMHS Boys Basketball team for organizing the Duck
Race and congratulations to the winner – Casey Wolfe.
Congratulations to the Police team on their Softball game win.
There is talk of the game becoming an annual event!
day ended with a fabulous FIREWORKS show by Atlas. A Huge
THANK YOU to all the donors that made this show possible.
Thanks to PMHS for the use of Drake Field and the Old Home Day
Committee would especially like to THANK Joe Darrah and his helpers
for cleaning up the firework debris on Sunday morning.
It is very much appreciated by the whole committee!
Old Home Day Committee would like to THANK the Pittsfield Police,
Fire and Highway Department; Parks and Recreation Committee and the
many extra volunteers who helped at any of the events. A lot
of planning and work goes into this day and it takes a lot of people
to make things happen…..so, THANK YOU to all!!!
We hope everyone enjoyed the day – We would love to hear any
suggestions or comments on the day’s events. Please feel free
to call Andi Riel at 435-6346 or email at
or Louie Houle at 435-6938 or
The Joint Commission Releases Results Of
Surveys Of The VA Health Care System Survey by Industry
Group Shows VA is Making Progress and Improving Access
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
today released results of The Joint Commission Special Focused
Surveys on VA health care facilities. VA invited The Joint
Commission to conduct unannounced, focused surveys at 139 medical
facilities and 47 community-based outpatient clinics across the
country to measure progress on VA access to care, quality
improvements and diffusion of best practices across the system. The
surveys also assessed barriers that may stand in the way of
providing timely care to Veterans. Results indicate VA has made
significant progress since The Joint Commission began its surveys
two years ago.
Joint Commission is one of the most widely-respected health care
organizations in the industry,” said VA Under Secretary for Health
Dr. David J. Shulkin. “Their analysis shows that VA as national
healthcare leader is making progress in improving the care we
provide to our Veterans. This affirms our commitment to
providing both excellent health care and an exceptional experience
of care to all Veterans served.”
The Joint Commission
assessed processes related to timely access to care; processes that
may potentially indicate delays in care and diagnosis; processes
related to patient flow and coordination of care; infection
prevention and control; the environment of care; and organizational
leadership and culture. For the survey, VA’s Veterans Health
Administration provided organization-specific data addressing
performance in the key areas targeted for review. This data allowed
surveyors to focus on areas of greatest risk for each organization
and to validate whether the VA-provided data reflected observed
practice. The survey provided an opportunity to recognize patterns
across the organization, to make an assessment about the system as a
whole and identify solutions to system-wide issues that are best
addressed through internal processes.
“We commend VA for
being proactive by requesting The Joint Commission to conduct
unannounced site visits at all their medical centers to review and
evaluate their efforts to improve access and quality of care,” said
Dr. Mark Chassin, President and CEO of The Joint Commission. “VA was
the first system ever to request an assessment with an important
focus on access so that deficiencies could be identified and rapidly
addressed. The Joint Commission will track and report on the extent
to which improvements were sustained, when the same facilities
undergo their triennial accreditation surveys. To date, results from
57 hospitals that have undergone full accreditation are promising.
We are pleased with VA’s ongoing commitment to quality improvement
and patient safety.”
Among the top findings:
Access to Care-Facilities have seen improvements in providing
patient appointments: Improvement efforts that were undertaken
include leadership teams utilizing data to better understand where
particular bottlenecks were and taking corrective actions. As
the Joint Commission continues the regularly scheduled triennial
surveys of VHA facilities after the special surveys were completed,
the findings are encouraging. For example, as of April 1,
2016, 57 facilities have undergone follow-up surveys. Of these
57 sites, only one facility was found to have a repeat requirement
for improvement (issue) related to patient access. Staffing
continued to be a challenge in this area, but as new staff was
hired, the wait times for appointments were more effectively
• Choice Act: Early
discussions with Veterans indicated a strong preference, and even a
loyalty, for their “own” VHA organization, even if it would mean
waiting longer to be seen. VHA facilities and Veterans also report
that many times appointments in the community could not be made any
earlier than would have been possible inside VA.
Efforts to Improve Veterans Access to Care
• In 2014, VA
introduced MyVA. MyVA is the largest transformation in the history
of VA, which focuses on the needs of Veterans. As part of that
transformation, in 2016, VA’s Veterans Health Administration
established and launched MyVA Access. MyVA Access also puts Veterans
more in control of how they receive their health care.
• VA is
moving to incorporate same-day access to primary care and mental
health services for Veterans when it is medically necessary. At
present, 39 VA facilities offer same-day appointments.
• A new smart phone app called the Veteran
Appointment Request App has been developed and is currently being
piloted. This app allows Veterans to view, schedule and cancel
primary care and mental health appointments as well as track the
status of the appointment request and review upcoming appointments.
VA expects to make the app available to all Veterans by early 2017.
• Website enhancements are underway that
will allow Veterans to check wait times in real time wherever they
live – this includes a new, easy-to-use scheduling software program.
The new program is being piloted and is expected to reduce
scheduling errors and enhance VA’s ability to measure and track
supply, demand and usage.
• Nationally, VA completed more than 57.85
million appointments from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This
represents an increase of 1.1 million more appointments than were
completed during the same time period in 2014/2015.
• From FY 2014 to FY 2015, Community Care
appointments increased approximately 20 percent from 17.7 million in
FY 2014 to 21.3 million in FY 2015.
• In FY 2015, VA activated 2.2 million
square feet of space for clinical, mental health, long-term care,
and associated support facilities to care for Veterans.
• VA held two Access Stand Downs, focusing
on patients with the most urgent health care needs first. During a
nationwide Access Stand Down that took place on February 27, 2016,
the one-day event resulted in VA reviewing the records of more than
80,000 Veterans to get those waiting for urgent care off wait lists;
93 percent of Veterans waiting for urgent care were contacted, with
many receiving earlier appointments.
• VA increased its total clinical work
(direct patient care) by 11 percent over the last two years as
measured by private sector standards (relative value units). This
increase translates to roughly 7.4 million additional provider hours
of care for our Veterans.
• VA is also working to increase clinical
staff, add space and locations in areas where demand is increasing
and extending clinic hours into nights and weekends, all of which
have helped increase access to care even as demand for services
• In FY 2015, 677,000 Veterans completed
more than 2 million telehealth visits, providing enhanced access to
The Joint Commission, an independent,
not-for-profit organization, accredits and certifies nearly 21,000
health care facilities and programs in the United States. VA’s
Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care
system in the nation, caring for 9 million Veterans.
Carpenter Library Monthly News ~ August 2016
Summer Reading finales-
Preschool -1st graders- “Extreme Sports” Thursday, August 4th
10:00-11:00 am Parks & Recreation- “Games Around the World”
Wednesday August 3rd 9:30-10:30; Teens- PYW Speaking Stories
celebration- to be announced Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing
“Saint Anything” by Sarah Dessen ” on Thursday, August
4th between 7-8:30 pm at the library Preschool story hour will
resume Thursdays September 8th 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join Mrs.
Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and
a snack. Ages 2 – 5 September 17th Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry
Express Daycare to read stories from the library from 10:00-11:00 am
Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by
Library Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, August 17th at 7 pm
Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “The
Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout. The book club meets at the
Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday, August 23rd at
10:30. Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.
1, 2, 3,
Cook! Tuesday, August 30 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Join us for our
second meeting at the Pittsfield Senior Center! Last month we
enjoyed learning about quinoa and the versatile nutritional benefits
it provides. This month will talk about fresh herbs, how easy it is
to grow and cultivate them, and use them in a simple salsa recipe.
Lunch at the center is served prior to this meeting for $2.00.
The library will be closed on Monday,
September 5th for Labor Day!
Have a safe and fun filled weekend!
Pittsfield School District Bus Routes
Listed are approximate times that students
will pick up students should be at the bus stop 5 minutes early.
6:55 AM Tilton Hill Road as far as #310
(before Wildwood Drive)
7:00 AM Stop at Wildwood Dr. - Hill Top
Rd.(out Tilton Hill Rd. - do not cross street will pick up on the
7:10 AM To school
7:15 AM Crescent Street, Loudon Road,
students to right side of road only
7:17 AM Ring Road
7:20 AM Targhee Road, Karacull Lane
7:25 AM Sweetfern Drive
7:30 AM Ingalls Road
7:35 AM Loudon Road, Students on left side
7:40 AM Back to School
2:30 PM Leaves PES
2:32 PM Tilton Hill Road
2:35 PM Wildwood Drive
2:45 PM To PMHS
2:50 PM Leaves PMHS
3:05 PM Crescent Street, Loudon Road
3:10 PM Ring Road
3:15 PM Targhee Drive, Karacull Lane,
3:25 PM Ingalls Road
3:30 PM Route Finished
6:55 AM Governor’s Road to Corner of Route
7:00 AM Jenness Pond Road
7:01 AM Clough Road
7:03 AM End of Shingle Mill Brook Road
7:10 AM Tilton Hill Road as far as 310
Tilton Hill Road
7:20 AM To School
7:30 AM Catamount Road, Stop At Corner of
107 and Fairview Road
7:40 AM Berry Pond Road, Mountain Road,
7:45 AM White Brook Apartments
7:46 AM South Main Street
7:50 AM Back To School
2:30 PM Leaves PES
2:32 PM Blueberry Express, Dollar Store
2:33 PM Cram Avenue, Carroll Street
2:36 PM Elm Street, Park Street
2:50 PM Goes to PMHS
2:55 PM Leaves PMHS
3:00 PM Tilton Hill Road (Past Wildwood
Drive) Catamount Road
3:20 PM Johnson Road, Thompson Road
3:30 PM Governor’s Road
3:35 PM Route Finished
6:50 AM Webster Mills Road
7:05 AM Dowboro Road, South Pittsfield
7:10 AM Turn at Tan Road
7:15 AM Quail Ridge Circle, Prescott Road
7:25 AM To School
7:30 AM Lyford Hill Road
7:35 AM Leavitt Road out 28 to Kaime Road
7:40 AM Concord Hill Road
7:45 AM Back to School
2:30 PM Leaves PES
2:32 PM Lyford Hill Road, Leavitt Road,
Out 28 to Dominicks Restaurant, Martel Road, Concord Hill Road
2:50 PM Goes to PMHS
2:55 PM Leaves PMHS
3:10 PM Lyford Hill Road, Leavitt Road,
Out 28 to Dominicks Restaurant, Martel Road, Concord Hill Road
3:15 PM Quail Ridge Road
3:20 PM Prescott Road
3:35 PM South Pittsfield Area Webster
3:40 PM Route Finished
7:00 AM Lower Carroll Street, Barnstead
Road to Lights - goes across to RT.107, Deer Meadow Road, Bailey
7:10 AM Lily Pond Road, Shaw Road, White
7:15 AM Route 28
7:20 AM Upper City Road, Molly Lane
7:25 AM Daroska Road, Siel Road
7:30 AM Returns to Upper City as far as
Loudon Town Line
7:32 AM Eaton Road
7:35 AM Norris Road across Cameron Drive
to Leavitt Road
7:50 AM To School
2:30 PM Leaves PES
2:32 PM South Main Street, Town Hall
2:35 PM White Brook Apartments
2:40 PM Goes to PMHS
2:50 PM Leaves PMHS
3:00 PM Barnstead Road
3:10 PM Shaw Road, Range Road (Only if
students on road to ride)
3:15 PM 107 N to Deer Meadow Road, Bailey
3:20 PM Upper City Road, Molly Lane
3:25 PM Daroska Road, Siel Road
3:30 PM Upper City Road to Loudon Line,
Eaton Road, Norris Road, Across Cameron Drive to Leavitt Road
3:40 PM Route Finished
6:45 AM Thompson Road, Johnson Road
6:50 AM Governor’s Road
6:55 AM Sanderson Road as far as Berry
7:00 AM To School
AM South Main Street - Town Hall
7:12 AM Dustin Park
7:14 AM Park Street
7:15 AM Back To School
7:17 AM Blueberry Express, Dollar Store
7:20 AM Oak Street, Chestnut Street
7:21 AM Damsite
7:23 AM Bridgeview Apts
7:24 AM Watson Street, Corner of River
7:26 AM Bridge Street & Chestnut Street
7:28 AM Back To School
2:30 PM Leaves PES
2:30 PM Dustin Park
2:32 PM Oak Street, Chestnut Street
2:35 PM Damsite
2:40 PM Bridgeview Apts., Corner of River
2:45 PM Bridge Street, Chestnut Street,
2:50 PM Goes to PMHS
2:55 PM Leaves PMHS
3:00 PM Route 107 South - Catamount
Apartments as far as 424 Catamount Road
3:10 PM Berry Pond Road
3:15 PM Mountain Road
3:20 PM Route Finished
Auditions At The Scenic Theatre
August 21 And 22
Director Maye Hart will hold auditions for the The
Pittsfield Players’ fall 2016 musical Oklahoma! on Sunday, August 21
and Monday, August 22, at 7 pm each evening at The Scenic Theatre, 6
Depot St, Pittsfield, NH. All parts are open, no one is pre-cast,
and we’re looking for an ensemble cast of kids, teens, and adults
ages 8 to 80. There are 6 principal roles, 3 featured roles, and 11
smaller roles, in addition to the chorus.
The first collaboration of famed partners
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! set the American
musical theatre standard. Set in Western Indian Territory just after
the turn-of-the-20th-Century, the spirited rivalry between the local
farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between
Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The
road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that
these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the
road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey
are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state:
Accompanist Phil Breton will be at the
auditions, and he will have songs from the score. Maye would like to
have those auditioning for the role of Curly to prepare either Oh,
What A Beautiful Morning or Surrey With The Fringe On Top. Those
auditioning for the role of Laurey should prepare Many A New Day or
People Will Say We’re In Love. Auditioners for the role of Will
Parker should prepare the song Everything’s Up To Date In Kansas
City, and auditioners for the role of Ado Annie should prepare I
Can’t Say No. If you’re auditioning for the role of Jud Fry, please
prepare either Poor Jud Is Dead or Lonely Room. Candidates for the
role of Auntie Eller should be prepared to sing a portion of The
Farmer and The Cowboy. If you’re not sure what role you’d like to
audition for, or if you wish to only be in the chorus, please be
prepared to sing a portion of the song Oklahoma! All those
auditioning must sing something so that Maye can get an idea of your
voice range. All auditioners for principle or featured roles will
also be asked to read from the script, and everyone will be asked to
perform some simple dance steps.
Roles available include Aunt Eller
(principal), Curly(principle), Laurey (principle), Ike Skidmore
(featured), Fred, Slim, Will Parker (principle), Jud Fry
(principle), Ado Annie Carnes (principle), Ali Hakim (featured),
Gertie Cummings (featured), Ellen, Kate, Sylvie, Armina, Aggie,
Andrew Carnes (featured), Cord Elam (featured), Jess, Chalmers,
Mike, Joe and Sam.
The show is directed by Maye Hart and
choreographed by Dee Dee Pitcher. Jim Hart will be designing another
wonderful set and furnishing the lighting design. If you’d like to
help with set construction or other technical aspects of the show,
but not perform, let Maye know.
Oklahoma! will run at The Scenic Theatre for two weekends on
November 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19. If you have any questions about the
show or auditions, contact Maye Hart at
Friday Night Kayak Group met Friday July 29, 2016 with almost
a dozen kayaks paddling to paddle the Suncook River and launching at
the ramp in Barnstead Parade. The group stopped to pick wild
blueberries from their kayaks along the river bank. The group
is open to everyone and meets at different local kayaking sites
every Friday at 6 PM during June, July and August. The paddling
trips last just over an hour and are always in the Northwood to
Barnstead area. Simply show up at this week’s Friday night’s
location. Visit our web site at huffnpuff.info for information and
location of the next trip and put yourself on our email list. You
can also call Paul Oman at 435 -7199 for more information.