On June 6th, the Pittsfield Beautification Committee will be
participating in the Town Wide Yard Sale. The proceeds
from this sale will be used to buy plants for the 5 areas around
Pittsfield that we “beautify” each year, as well as 5 large
flower planters on sidewalks located in downtown Pittsfield. If
you have any questions or items to donate, please call Theresa
Riel at 435-6952.
Rob Welch, son of Daniel and Sabra Welch, graduated from Acadia
University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He earned a Bachelor of
Arts with Honors in History and received both the Dr. A. H.
MacLean Prize and the Dr. Margaret Conrad Prize in History.
Celebrating Birthdays are: May 27, Chad Cates, James Bond, Sr.,
Scott Brown; May 28, Ashley Morgan; May 30, Dick Burley; June 1,
Matthew Snell, Bruce Smith, Susan Elliott, Holly Payne, Dennis
Beaudoin, Jr., Teresa Merrill; June 2, Tucker Wolfe.
A Very Happy Birthday To One And All.
Celebrating Anniversaries are: May 28, Bob and Collette Bolduc;
May 29, Corine and Leon Miller; June 1, Candee and Rich Frost.
Loudon Young At Heart
Those members who have signed up for the bus trip to “The Fells”
in Newbury should assemble at the Congregational Church on
Church Street on Tuesday, June 23rd at 9:30 a.m. for a 9:45 a.m.
Ashley Case Malcolm, daughter of John Case and Theresa Palmer of
Pittsfield graduated with highest honors on May 16th highest
honors on May 16th from Lakes Region Community College in
Laconia with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
She was also recipient of an Award of Merit in Psychology.
Ashley is the wife of Stephen and they reside in Northwood.
After graduation, a Case/Malcolm/Palmer family graduation party
was held in her honor at the home of her grandparents, Wayne and
Sue Case, on Baldwin Lane in Pittsfield. Congratulations,
St. Stephen’s Gets A New Cross
Dan Place of Northeast Line Construction (left) looks on
as George Booth secures the cross.
St. Stephen’s Church in Pittsfield had new roofing installed two
years ago and, in the process, the crosses on the roof and the
vestibule had to be removed, The crosses were most likely
the original crosses installed when the church was built in 1863
and basically fell apart when they were removed.
After some effort to find a craftsperson to make the new
crosses, the parishioners took on the task of making and
installing the main cross on the peak of the roof.
Parishioners Chris Noyes and George Booth built the cross and
Chris’s wife Fayth painted it. On May 16, 2009 the cross
was installed by George Booth and Dan Place. Many thanks
to Dan and Northeast Line Construction Corp for his time and use
of the bucket truck, which was necessary to reach the peak of
the roof for the installation.
While there is no information available on the actual date that
the old cross was made, the presence of square cut nails
indicates it was most likely the original cross. The new
cross, which is 4½ feet tall and weighs about 40 pounds, is made
of Spanish cedar and is held together with stainless steel
screws. A ¾” diameter pin was installed in the roof peak
and goes up into the center of the cross.
A smaller scale version of the cross in under construction and
will be mounted to the roof of the vestibule. The small
cross will be finished after the Summer and will be installed
TOPS #NH 38
There is a cure for all, or so they say. How about your looks,
and weight, you ask. How you can look any better? Well, you can
certainly try and do it for yourself, and not for any one else.
TOPS, can help. All you need to do is pick up the phone, or
stop in at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s Church Undercroft on
Main Street in Pittsfield, and you do not have to live in
Pittsfield to attend. Why not give us a try? Your Doctor may be
glad at your next visit and so will you. Your blood pressure, or
health in general might improve, and you will feel better for
Please feel free to call Pat S. at 435-5333 or Sandy G. at
798-5658. Remember, TOPS is a non-profit organization.
School Lunch Menus
June 1-5, 2009
Pizza, corn, fruit, milk.
Chicken fajita, wraps, veggies, cheese, fruit.
Pasta, salad, bread, fruit, milk.
Chicken, veggies, fruit, milk
Variety pizza, veggies with Ranch dressing, oranges, milk.
Turkey and cheese sandwich, pasta salad, sliced peaches, milk.
Rotini with meatballs, green beans, brownie, milk.
Mozzarella cheese sticks, marinara sauce, baked fries, corn,
Cheeseburger with roll, pickles, veggie, pears, milk.
Reflection Fountain Dedication
Saturday, May 30, 2009 12:30 P.M.
Last year, the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire joined forces
with New Hampshire Veteran’s groups, as well as other
organizations and donors, to build a Reflection Fountain along
the Memorial Walkway at the New Hampshire State Veterans
Cemetery in Boscawen. This week marked the completion of the
fountain. The formal dedication of the Reflection Fountain is
scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 12:30 P.M. following the
traditional Memorial Day services at the cemetery.
To date, the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery has become
the final resting place for over 3700 Veterans and their
spouses. The cemetery is a place of peace through its
natural beauty, and is a source of pride to all the Veterans and
their families. It is also the site of many ceremonies held
throughout the year designed to acknowledge all Veterans, even
those not interred here. These veterans, by virtue of their
service, gave the title “Blue Star Family” to their loved ones.
Those who died in service to their country bestowed the title of
“Gold Star Family” on those they left behind. The title
“POW/MIA Family” goes to those families who are still awaiting
the return of their loved ones. It is fitting therefore, that
the bonds created by their military service will be reflected in
The Reflection Fountain has been designed to provide a place for
all families, Blue, Gold and POW/MIA, to sit and reflect on the
great sacrifice that has been made by all Veterans, past,
present and future. You may ask, “Am I part of this family?” ~
The answer is a resounding “YES!” If you have someone in
your family who has served, or is currently serving in any
branch of our military, you are a Blue Star Family.
The Reflection Fountain belongs to all of us, to the spouse who
spends long deployments waiting to hear from his or her loved
one, to the mother and father who spends sleepless nights
worrying about a child, to the grandchild who is just learning
that a grandparent served at Normandy, to the family that is
still grieving after the loss of their loved one, to the dad who
served his country in Vietnam, yet hides it from those around
him, and to the POW/MIA family who waits patiently for answers
to their questions. It belongs to all of them. The
Reflection Fountain is designed to be a place where fellow
veterans can find comfort and peace.
Please accept this invitation to join us on Saturday, May 30,
2009 at 12:30 P.M., as we dedicate the Reflection Fountain.
Letter To The Editor
What is a dirt road? It is a way of life.
It represents a slower pace, an escape from the rat race we call
life; to me, it represents home.
I live on Daroska Road, have for 25 years, and we just found out
that they’re planning on paving my wonderful dirt road.
I never thought I’d see this era come to an end.
Change is good they say. I guess that depends on what it is
The warmer weather is here and there will be more people out
riding their horses. Motorists, including OHRVs, have certain
responsibilities they need to follow when passing a horse and
rider in a vehicle. RSA 265:104 states “Every person having
control or charge of a vehicle shall, whenever upon any way and
approaching any horse, drive, manage, and control such vehicle
in such a manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to
prevent the frightening of such horse, and to insure the safety
and protection of any person riding or driving the same.”
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Animal Control Officer
435-7535 Ext. 17
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 50 Main Street conducts Sunday
Service at 9:30 AM. All are welcome.
We commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Our
Pentecost service on May 31st will be enhanced by Pittsfield
resident Beverly Drolet performing sacred dance accompanied by
the St. Stephen’s Choir. Beverly Drolet is a 25 year member of
the St. Matthew’s Sacred Dance Choir, an interdenominational
Sacred dance is prayer. Liturgical dance, a type of sacred
dance, includes 20 body movements, attitude and shaping that may
involve an individual dancer, a group of dancers or the entire
assembly. As a ritual activity, liturgy employs different
qualities of movement in its ceremonies, such as processing,
bowing, kneeling and standing. Liturgical dance is not mere
performance, but connects with the prayer of the assembly.
Liturgical dance does not interrupt or stop community prayer it
enriches it, a fitting addition to our Pentecost celebration. A
Parish Family coffee hour will follow the service.
Submitted by Steve Ekerberg – 617-470-4277
P.O. Box 435, Pittsfield, NH 03263
Saturday, June 6th is the Pittsfield Town-Wide Yard Sale. St.
Stephen’s Episcopal Church will have restrooms available to
everyone throughout the day and will also be selling Yard Sale
Maps, breakfast and lunch. In the morning coffee, breakfast
sandwiches and assorted pastries will be for sale. For lunch
Joe’s famous hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, sodas and
baked goods from the bake table will be available for purchase.
Lots of quality yard sale items, plants and homemade baked goods
will be for sale. Raffle tickets for a $100 gas card will also
be sold. We look forward to seeing you around Pittsfield on June
The Dorcas Guild of the First Congregational Church in
Pittsfield held its last evening meeting until fall on May 12th
in the Church Vestry. Peggy Jacobs, President opened the meeting
which began with devotions by Mary Jo Powelson who read from her
Women’s Devotional Bible, “For Tears and Laughter,” followed by
all joining in the Lord’s Prayer.
The Secretary gave her report of the April meeting, read thank
you notes and passed out many cards to circulate for signing.
The Treasurer gave her financial report.
Elsie Morse reported on the Quilt Tea held recently. She
presented each member a rose, offering accolades for their
particular part in making this undertaking a huge success.
Actually, Elsie should have received dozens of roses for this
was her dream and what a dream! It far surpassed any
expectations of the group, which proves what a dedicated group
of people can do when working together. (Nella Hobson should
also be mentioned for the hours she spent on publicity and the
“Guide To The Quilt Exhibit.)
Corine Miller has the food basket and Gailann Newton the apron.
Both these traveling items will be put to bed until evening
meetings resume in the fall. The Mystery Package, brought by
Nella Hobson, was won by Shirley Bleckmann. No firm plans have
been made thus far, but there will be a Church Fair and Craft
Fair. Members were reminded of the two service projects running
until October., the SPCA and new or gently used sweaters and
sweatshirts for the homeless.
Plans were made for the Annual Banquet to be held on June 9th at
the Red Blazer in Concord at 6 p.m. Cars will leave the church
parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
Plans were made for the luncheon at noon on Saturday, May 30th
to be served to the Vincinage Council. Corine Miller offered to
chair this event. Plans were also made for the Ordination
Reception to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 14th.
Twenty-five dollars was voted to the Church Building Fund in
memory of longtime Dorcas member, Donna Savage.
At the close of the meeting, delicious refreshments were served
by Kathy Bergeron and Mary Jo Powelson. The meeting closed with
an auction of many delightful May Baskets, with Mary Jo,
auctioneer AND runner!
There will be no more evening meetings until fall but the
Wednesday Work Meetings will continue every week from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Anyone who has talents to contribute or would like to
work on projects for the Christmas Fair or if you just prefer to
come, relax and enjoy Christian Fellowship - feel free to join
Smart Steps Finale
Every senior is welcome. No restriction.
What fun it has been having Smart Steps participants stopping in
every few weeks to drop off and pick up paperwork.
You are a dedicated group of people and you are to be
congratulated on your efforts.
Please write about your funniest walking experience, the most
thought provoking experience and your greatest accomplishment
during this session to share at our finale.
What have you noticed about yourself other than the physical
Have you thought about our kick off presentation about the
holistic effects of walking?
Have you thought about the improvement of your self-care?
Have you slowed your thought process, taken deeper breaths,
improved your hydration and nutritional intake?
Do you sleep better? Have you started a journal? Begun a new
technique for self-expression?
These will be fun topics for discussion before lunch of Veggie
Lasagna and Salad Bar. Reservation required by May 26,
Also! Samantha, owner of the Epsom Circle Curves, will be
speaking about foods that are long lasting for exercise while we
cook some yummy recipes.
William “Bill” T. Bouchard
William “Bill” T. Bouchard, 72, died at his home on Monday, May
Bill was born February 13, 1937, in Pittsfield, N.H., the son of
Dozilva and Vera (Maxner) Bouchard. He was a lifetime resident
of the Lakes Region and was owner of Bill’s Auto Body Shop. He
enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Bill is survived by his wife, Linda L. (Greenwood) Bouchard, of
Belmont; two daughters, Linda Berthiaume of Florida and Denise
Hubbard of Laconia; four grandchildren; a brother, Robert
Bouchard, of Arizona; one nephew and three nieces.
A private graveside service was be held at the family lot in Mt.
Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield, N.H.
Memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice,
Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation
Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. was in charge of
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