A reminder of the weekly events open to all seniors at the
Pittsfield Community Center. On Mondays, it’s Bingo, from 10
am to 11:30 am; Tuesdays at 9:15 am, baking in the kitchen and at
noon it is Café Bienvenue, which features a variety of soups, salad
bar fixings and café style luncheon choices; Wednesdays, painting
lessons with Betsey Keefe; Thursday, Bingo from 10 am to 11:30 am
and Fridays, Gentle Yoga upstairs. All seniors are welcome!!!
Come participate in any of the activities and have lunch at
noon. There is a $2.00 suggested donation for lunch.
Please call ahead at 435-8482 to reserve. On March 17th, call
to reserve lunch at noon for a fun Irish meal.
22nd a special event will be a luncheon presentation by Physical
Therapist, Susan Sudak, “Understanding Your Rehabilitation Options.”
She will speak of the range of rehabilitation services available to
Central NH folks who experience an illness or injury.
The Pembroke Junior Spartans have begun signups for the upcoming
2011 season and are pleased to announce the addition of Cheerleading
to their program. The first round of signups for both football
and cheering have been scheduled for March 17, 2011 from 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. Registrations will take place at the Pembroke Town
Library and Chichester Central School on these dates.
Additional dates, times and locations will be determined. Look
forward to seeing you there. For more information, please go
to http://www.pfof.org or contact
Lisa Wiggin, Treasurer, PFOF at 603-219-3179.
Green Rebekah Lodge #36 is hosting a Scrap Book Event on Saturday,
March 26th from 1-10 pm at the Epsom Public Library. Plan to join
the fun for a great time of scrap booking with friends. Food and
beverages will be provided. There will be raffles for some great
prizes! For info and to register please call 736-8681 or 736-4707.
Food Pantry Partakes In The 14th Annual
to Fight Hunger
See What You Can Do To Help!
Alan Shawn Feinstein divides $1 million amongst participating hunger
agencies like the Loudon Food Pantry in order to inspire the public
to donate during the months where we run dangerously low on food and
To be a part of this effort, donate food or funds between
March 1st and April 30th and note that it’s for the Feinstein
Challenge (household and clothing items are not allowed as part of
this challenge). Without noting your donation, it can not be
included in this challenge.
In 2010 (our first year with
this challenge) we received $256 from Alan Shawn Feinstein. We
collected $1,120 in funds and $1,331 in food that we would not
normally receive during March and April. The more we collect
towards this challenge, the bigger the check from Mr. Feinstein.
Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:
Pantry, 30 Chichester Rd., Unit D, Loudon, NH 03307. (Please
make checks out to Loudon Food Pantry)
I’ve listed our drop off
locations below as well.
Or donations can be made through our
website at LoudonFoodPantry.org. A separate donate button for
the Feinstein Challenge will be available from March 1st through
We have collection bins at the following locations.
Any donations in these bins will be counted towards the Feinstein
Challenge. Any food collection bins will be counted towards
the Challenge as well.
The following list shows the business, the
town, and collection type accepted.
• Ivory Rose, Loudon, Food &
• Boars Tavern, Loudon, Funds.
• Care Pharmacy, Epsom,
• Evans Expressmart, Epsom, Funds.
• Red Roof Inn,
• Speedway Convenience, Loudon, Funds.
Garage, Loudon, Funds.
• Foxy Hair Care, Loudon, Funds.
out our website at LoudonFoodPantry.org to see our progress for this
challenge. It will be updated daily during March and April.
Please help us to top last year’s collections for this challenge.
Remember, even small donations can add up quickly so please give
whatever you can afford.
Thank you very much for your continued
Sarah, Sue and Billl
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
week my committee had to deal with the remaining bills assigned to
us. We first heard HB390, a final report of the committee on
committees that discontinued eight commissions and reinstated
twenty. This bill was so clear, and we were so aware of the work
done by the committee on committees, that we voted immediately to
recommend it. HB350, a 43 section update on the duties of the fiscal
committee was also heard: this one we immediately voted to retain,
since there was barely time to read it, let alone resolve questions
brought up at the hearing.
HB62, on the building code, was voted
to be killed since its content was combined with HB137. HB137, on
the fire code and building code, was a sad case: the subcommittee
had done an excellent job of resolving the building code and fire
code issues and brought in a lengthy amendment. However, the very
beginning of the amendment addressed the fire marshal’s rule- making
authority under existing statute – and the rule experts on the
committee objected to that section! Once the problem was pointed
out, we couldn’t pass the amendment along, so we voted to retain the
We debated dental hygienists’ regulation, considering
HB452, creating a new, separate board for hygienists, and HB565,
creating a committee of the dental board which would have
rule-making authority for hygienists. The hygienists have been
struggling with the dental board for years, but the professions are
intertwined, and my committee is resistant to creating new boards.
Finally, we voted to recommend HB565, as an appropriate first step,
and to kill HB452 until we can see how well HB565 works out.
Anyone interested in what is going on in the State House is invited
to email or call me. Anyone who wants more information than I can
fit into a letter in the Sun should email me for my newsletter.
Representative Carol McGuire