Celebrating Birthdays are: April 18, Barbara Bouchard, Leslie C.
Clark, Brittany Frost; April 19, Linda Rafeal, Tony Snedeker,
Anthony Snedeker; April 20, Peter Teloian, Sr., Hope Elizabeth
Teloian, Brian Ward, Drew Wingate; April 21, Norman Grandmaison,
A Very Happy Birthday to one and all.
The Moore Family Gospel Singers will be performing at the Loudon
on April 18th at 7 p.m. A pot luck supper will beheld at 6 p.m.
Hope to see you there.
SALTY DOG POTTERY will offer a set of pottery workshops for students
Vacation, April 20 – 24th.
Super Bingo $15 Special
BingoCenter 60 Sheep Davis
Road (Route 106)
Pembroke, NH (603) 223-2002
Pittsfield Youth Baseball Association Games start at
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Doors open at
is re-opening on Wednesdays.
Come join us for the New Super Bingo $15 package!
(Winner Take All sold separately)
The Pittsfield CHF Group is hosting a
program “Garden to Table”, presented by Dorothy Perkins of UNH
Cooperative Extension on Thursday, April 23 at
at the Pittsfield Community Center (lower level).
will cover a variety of topics from planting to canning. The
emphasis of the program will be on food safety handling of fruits
and vegetables and canning. She will also speak about planting seeds
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments
will be served.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact
Are you registered for Smart Steps?
It isn’t too late to register, receive your paperwork and pedometer.
It is a fun way to get back in step!
is hosting a 3 part educational series. The first, Managing
Your Medications is a collaboration between the VNA and the Prescription
Managing Your Medications Tips to Keep you on Track Wed. April 15
10:00 - Managing Your Medications
April 15, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.
This program presents three important pieces of managing your
medications – your physician, your pharmacist, and most importantly,
Thursday, April 16
10:00 - Bingo
Friday - April 17
10:00 - Games
11:00 - Yoga
Mon. - April 20
10:00 - Bingo
Tues. - April 21 10:00 - Games with Dan
11:00 - Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
National Volunteer Week
Program Director and Executive Director This year America
celebrates “National Volunteer Week” April 19-25, 2009. The
Pittsfield Youth Workshop would like to extend a huge “THANK YOU!”
to everyone who has volunteered their time this past year.
Volunteers who donate their time at PYW involve youth in specific
projects and help them develop new skills. They enjoy spending time
with youth and have an appreciation for the issues facing today’s
young people. At the present time we have volunteers who assist in
the kitchen, during Cooking Club and at “Family Night” dinners.
Others are here to teach crafts, teach new and old board games, and
help maintain the building. During the year volunteers also assist
with various events such as Old Home Day, Balloon Rally, and our
Fiddle Contest. Currently we have adult volunteers from our
community, surrounding communities and both the Elementary and
Middle High schools. We also have a great Board of Directors that
not only spend countless hours making sure everything runs smoothly
at PYW but are always willing to spend time with the youth during
Drop-In hours, or to cover for us, so we can take needed time off.
We welcome volunteers with a broad range of skills who can assist
during Drop-In hours, Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
during the school year and during summer vacation on Mondays and
Wednesdays from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM and chaperones for various
trips and special events are also needed. If you do not want to
volunteer time with the youth but still want to help, you might
consider volunteering on the Board of Directors or making a
Helping just one child will make a
big difference not only in your life, but theirs as well. Join us in
supporting the youth of Pittsfield.
Please call 435-8272 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop by when you’re in the neighborhood and see what people who care
can accomplish. Thank you.
Pittsfield Police Department Arrest Log
On March 29, 2009,
35, of James Street, Holbrook, MA, was charged with Operating
without a Valid License and Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle
and given a court date to appear in Concord District Court on 4/24/09.
On March 30, 2009,
36 of Abington Ave., Holbrook, MA, was charged with Possession of
Controlled/Narcotic Drugs and given a court date to appear in
Concord District Court on 4/24/09.
Respectfully Submitted, Chief RobertWharem
squeezed the entire cast of Bathroom Humor in the actual bathroom at
the Scenic Theatre just to show you how far we’ll go to get you to
come see what all the talk is about. The Pittsfield Players present
Bathroom Humor, a comedy, May 1,2,3,8,9. For tickets and
reservations call 435-8852
or go online at
Thanks to the Suncook Sun for
bringing attention to all the new exhibits at the CurrierMuseum
located in Manchester,
My husband and I went to the
exhibit that was mentioned in the Suncook Sun and enjoyed it. The
Carpenter Library on Main Street has many of David
books including some that are featured in the Currier exhibit.
While at the Currier, we saw a beautiful grandfather clock made by a
resident on display on the second floor. FYI, admission to the
museum is free on Saturday morning.
To The Citizens Of Pittsfield:
The Selectboard is proud to announce Officer Tanya
as February’s employee of the month. Officer Emerson
has been with the Pittsfield Police Department for over six years.
commitment to providing the highest level of services to our
community truly shines out in such programs as the bike rodeo,
explores program and national night out. Officer Emerson’s
professionalism, dedication, and passion for excellence are
great assets to our police department. Officer Emerson’s
style is community oriented and she strives hard to protect our
citizens. Most recently, Officer Emerson
applied her law enforcement experience along with her
investigational skills to solve an armed robbery at the K-2 Market.
attentions to detail, powers of deduction and desire to go that
extra step during this investigation have made our streets a safer
place. Officer Emerson’s
continued efforts to be the best at what she does benefits her
profession. Officer Emerson
has served the department and the town with excellence and hard work
and we would like to recognize her for that.
Memories Of Billy
“I’m going fishing” is what he said, as he went toward the door. Now
he’s taken his pole along with him, cause he can’t go fishing
Last year, he and his son went out hunting, hoping to get a deer. It
was so hard for him to walk in the woods carrying all his gear.
He spent his whole life in Pittsfield,
had a wife and children here. Had relatives and many friends both
far and near.
Loved the parks, the woods, the rivers, the celebrations that took
place. These things made him happy. You could see it in his face.
When he came to our house, fish and game tales were always told. He
always brought along some fish packed in ice to keep it cold.
We miss you Billy,
now that you are gone, but we all have memories that will linger on.
JoanRiel The Ladies Aid of the First
Congregational Church in Pittsfield
met March 6th in the Church Vestry.
On the absence of FredaJones,
Vice President conducted the meeting. Devotions were led by ArleneMartin,
who read “Spring” by MargaretFriel
Louise gave an
Easter reading by
and then led everyone in the Lord’s Prayer.
Secretary, gave her report of the previous meeting and read several
items of correspondence.
Treasurer, gave her financial report.
Twenty-five dollars was voted toward the Easter Breakfast;
twenty-five was voted to the Church Memorial Fund in memory of
and it was also voted to have a lily in church on Easter Sunday in
memory of deceased members.
The discussion of merging with Dorcas Guild was tabled until more
members are back and in attendance for the vote.
Refreshments were served at the close
of the meeting by LouiseKenney
During this time, many Easter Cards were signed to be sent to away,
sick and shut-in members.
The next meeting will be held in the Church Vestry on May 9.
Quilts, Tea, and Thee
“Quilts, Tea, and Thee” featuring
fine handcrafted quilts and tasty tea is set for May 9, 2-4 p.m. at
the First Congregational Church, Pittsfield.
What do quilts and tea have in common? Both will be featured at the
spring “Quilts, Tea, and Thee” social, Saturday, May 9, 2-4 p.m., at
the First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield.
This event, sponsored by the Dorcas Guild, is the first of its kind
in the area. It will feature many inspired homemade quilts by area
artisans, family heirlooms, newer items and quilts in progress,
complete with a brochure describing each quilt’s history. As a
special feature, the Pittsfield Historical Society has agreed to
display the Congregational Church’s 1883 historic quilt.
Time is drawing near to forward the quilt entry form for your quilt
submission, but it isn’t too late. The deadline has been extended to
April 22, but don’t delay.
Tea and a variety of homemade goodies will be served. A donation of
$3.00 is asked to cover the costs, and a gift shop will also be
available to view and purchase unique handcrafted gifts – just in
time for Mothers’ Day. A complimentary keepsake will be given to
Don’t miss this great opportunity to view a fabulous quilt exhibit
in the church Sanctuary and sample some tasty tea in the Vestry. For
more information, call
or Nella Hobson,
59, of 95 Clough Road, died Sunday, March 29, 2009,
after battling a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 29, 1950,
Concord, lived in
all his life, the son of Philip
He was a loving husband to his wife of 34 years, Diane (White)
Brooks; proud father to three wonderful children, a daughter, Peggy
Brooks; two sons, William M. Brooks, Jr., and Robert Brooks; proud
and loving “Papa” to seven grandchildren, Haley Beckman, Sonya
Beckman, Tabatha Beckman, William Brooks, III, Jacob Brooks, Mykayla
Brooks, Ashley Brooks; proud uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents,
two brothers, Richard
and a nephew,
He was a member and volunteer at Pittsfield AA Meetings and at the
He was formerly employed at Pittsfield Leathers.
People all over Pittsfield
knew him by his friendly smiles and waves. He always had a hunting
or fishing story to tell his many friends.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. You’d never see him without his
fishing pole in the back of his truck and an eager gleam in his eye.
Everyone who was blessed to know him, knows what a good man he was.
He was loved by many and will be missed by many. He touched so many
lives with his hope, humor, and kindness. We will miss him dearly,
and know he’ll be waiting for us with his fishing pole in
A Graveside Service was held Friday,
April 3, 2009,
in the Floral ParkCemetery,
The Rev. Roy
Pastor of the
Donations may be made to the William Brooks Memorial Fund, c/o
Northway Bank, Main Street, Pittsfield 03263.
Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home assisted with arrangements.