Pittsfield NH News

April 15, 2009


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, Brian Grandmaison.

A Very Happy Birthday to one and all.


The Moore Family Gospel Singers will be performing at the Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church  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 during April School Vacation, April 20 – 24th.

For information and registration, please contact:

Teresa Taylor
Salty Dog Pottery
Barnstead, NH


Super Bingo
$15 Special Game
Concord Bingo Center
60 Sheep Davis Road (Route 106)
Pembroke, NH
(603) 223-2002

(Sponsored by)
Pittsfield Youth Baseball Association
Games start at 6:15pm Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Doors open at 4:30pm Food Available
Free Parking
Concord Bingo Center 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 7:00pm at the Pittsfield Community Center (lower level).

Ms. Perkins 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 and gardening.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346.


Pittsfield Area Senior Center

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!

Call 435-8482 for details.

The Pittsfield Area Senior Center is hosting  a 3 part educational series. The first, Managing Your Medications is a collaboration between the VNA and the Prescription Center.

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, you!

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

Submitted By: Paula Driscoll and Zach Powers,
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 donation.

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 info@pittsfieldyouthworkshop.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, Jason Bentley, 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, Charlene Craig, 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 Robert Wharem




 We’ve 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 www.pittsfieldplayers.com.




Thanks to the Suncook Sun for bringing attention to all the new exhibits at the Currier Museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. My husband and I went to the David Macaulay exhibit that was mentioned in the Suncook Sun and enjoyed it. The Carpenter Library on Main Street has many of David Macaulay’s books including some that are featured in the Currier exhibit.  While at the Currier, we saw a beautiful grandfather clock made by a Pittsfield resident on display on the second floor.  FYI, admission to the museum is free on Saturday morning.

Judith MacLellan




To The Citizens Of Pittsfield:
The Selectboard is proud to announce Officer Tanya Emerson as February’s employee of the month. Officer Emerson has been with the Pittsfield Police Department for over six years. Officer Emerson’s 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.

Officer Emerson’s 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.

Respectfully Submitted,
Denise Morin



Memories Of Billy
By Arlene Martin



“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 anymore.

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.



Ladies Aid

Submitted By: Joan Riel
The Ladies Aid of the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield met March 6th in the Church Vestry.

On the absence of Freda Jones, President, Louise Kenney, Vice President conducted the meeting. Devotions were led by Arlene Martin, who read “Spring” by Margaret Friel and Louise gave an Easter reading by Helen Steiner Rice and then led everyone in the Lord’s Prayer.

Joan Riel, Secretary, gave her report of the previous meeting and read several items of correspondence. Audrey Moore, 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 Helen Sweeney 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 Louise Kenney and Audrey Moore. 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 each visitor.

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 Elsie Morse at 435-6917 or Nella Hobson, 435-8385.




William M. Brooks, Sr.

William M. Brooks, Sr., 59, of 95 Clough Road, died  Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Concord Hospital, after battling a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 29, 1950, in Concord, lived in Pittsfield all his life, the son of Philip and Shirley Brooks.

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, Philip and Shirley Brooks, two brothers, Richard and Philip Brooks; and a nephew, Richard Dorson.

He was a member and volunteer at Pittsfield AA Meetings and at the Clothes Closet.
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 hand.

A Graveside Service was held Friday, April 3, 2009, in the Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield. The Rev. Roy Menefee, Pastor of the Park Street Baptist Church officiated.

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.












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