Celebrating Birthdays are: April 28, Hank Wallace, Dawn Bartrum;
April 29, Rose Kimball; April 30, Rachael Evans, Rodney Anderson,
Hunter Ward; May 1, Wendy Labrecque, May 2, Kay Owens; May 3, Robbie
Clark, Roberta Elkins.
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: April 27, Elaine and Hank
Wallace; May 2, Linda and Daniel St. Laurent.
Pittsfield Food Pantry Dishing up Ham and Bean Supper
Pittsfield Food Pantry is holding a Ham and Bean Supper to benefit
its outreach to the community. The all-inclusive meal, including
homemade pies, will be served at the First Congregational Church, 24
Main Street, Pittsfield, Saturday, May 21st, 5-7 p.m. A
monetary donation is requested.
Walking Tour Of Doug Towle’s Historic Restoration
On May 12, 2011
The Pittsfield Historical Society is privileged
to have arranged a “walking tour” of Doug’s historical restoration
homestead atop Frisky Hill, Route 107, Gilmanton.
It consists of
a 1665 Saltbox; Colonial Ell; Carriage Shed; Barn and Corn Crib;
Water Tower; and a One-Room Schoolhouse.
Carpooling starts at the
Pittsfield Historical Society at 5:30 pm; the walking tour begins at
President Franklin Pierce
Thursday night Peter Wallner, President
of the NH Historical Society, and author of two biographies on
Franklin Pierce, presented our New Hampshire President.
President Pierce’s administration balanced the national budget, and
then reduced the national debt by 50%. He modernized the navy
by ordering six frigates to be built with the state of the art steam
powered screw propulsion. He had the lands that would become
our national railroad system surveyed, and added the southwest
corner to America: New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Despite controversy, his administration ensured that the flood of
new Irish Immigrants had the right to be voting American citizens.
His cabinet was a diverse and talented group of men from different
parties, different religions, and different regionals (including his
able secretary of war Jefferson Davis). Yet everyone of them
worked with President Pierce for the entire four year term building
a nation and in later years had nothing but praise for our New
All seniors are welcome to attend all weekly
activities and enjoy lunch at noon (Call to reserve at 435-8482, a
$2.00 donation is suggested) at the Community Center.
month of May, it is Bingo on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 to
11:30 am. Tuesday is baking in the kitchen at 9:15 am and
during May, it will be the Cookie Club. Bring your favorite
recipe and each week we will make a different batch of cookies.
At noon, on Tuesdays, it’s Noon Café Bienvenue, which features a
variety of soups, salad bar fixings and café style luncheon choices.
On Wednesdays, from 12:30 - 2:00 pm it is painting lessons with
Betsey Keefe. On Fridays, Gentle Yoga is offered upstairs.
We invite you to join us for any or all of these activities at the
Pittsfield Community Center, 74 Main Street. A special
activity is planned for Wednesday, May 4th at 9:30 am “Making
Aprons.” Those attending will cut and sew; hoping we can
transition to using cloth aprons. If we need more aprons, the
sewing project will continue on Wednesday, May 11th and May 18th at
Pittsfield Youth Baseball would like to thank Skip and Marguerite
Weadick for generously allowing us to remove a pile of rocks from
their property for use at Pittsfield Athletic Park. Their generosity
and the generosity of others like them will bring the project to a
successful conclusion this July. Pictured are Larry Williams who
donated a trailer to move the rocks, and volunteers Thomas Williams,
Brandon Greenwood and Cody Newton. Thanks guys!
Perkins, formerly of Pittsfield, recently celebrated her 99th
birthday at the home of her daughter in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Many people will remember her as a teacher for many years in
Pittsfield before moving on to Concord. She was a member of
the Park Street Baptist Church where she taught the high school
Sunday school class for many years as well as being very active in
many other church organizations. Teaching was always a very
important part of her life. Even upon retirement, she
continued to substitute teach in Georgia where she would spend her
winters. Family is very important to Flora and she is the
proud great-great-grandmother (yes, that is five generations) of 4
boys, Cyrus age 8, Elias age 3, Malachi age 20 months, and Isaiah
age 7 months. Flora does not travel any more but she would
love to hear from former students and anyone else who remembers her.
Her address is: 1424 Antioch Road, Fayetteville, GA,
Dear Pittsfield Residents:
On April 7th the new Planning Board
met for the first time. Members voted for a new Chairman (Ted
Mitchell) and Vice-Chairman (Clayton Wood.) Jim Pritchard was
asked to be the Board’s Recorder and he graciously accepted on a
It was determined that the first priority will be to
review all those ballot articles that were voted upon on March 8th.
Those that passed, to ensure proper implementation and those that
failed, to fine tune them and put them aside, ready for the next
Two alternates (Peter Dow and Michelle Connor) were
appointed for one year terms. If you are interested in being an
alternate on the Planning Board, please e-mail the chairman.
Board is determined to keep the public totally informed,
step-by-step, as they move to make the Zoning Ordinances as concise,
clear and enforceable as possible.
If you have any concerns or
questions as the year progresses, please email the chairman at
All concerns will be brought to the attention of the Planning Board
and discussed. You will get a direct email response.
Ted Mitchell, Chairman
Pittsfield Planning Board
is here and Dan Schroth is at the ball park once again working on
the wall at the entrance. Pictured with him is Justin, his son.
Anyone having a few rocks laying around is urged to contact Larry
Berkson at 798-3984 and he will arrange to have them picked up for
use at the park. One, two, 10, or more would be helpful.
The Women of Rotary April meeting was held at the home
of “Babe” Jenisch with 16 members present. After the Pledge of
Allegiance and the business meeting, the program was “Show and
Tell.” What a great idea. It was Elsie Morse who was program
chair. She made the comment that the members themselves were
the best program. Some very interesting items were shown and
Refreshments were served by hostess “Babe” Jenisch, Ann
Carpenter, chairperson, and Margie Lank.
Pittsfield High School Third Quarter Honor Roll
students earned honors for the third quarter at Pittsfield
Chouinard, Delina Lawrence, Craig Paggi, Brian Ward
Briana King, Emalie Koulouras, Bryce Paradise
Kevin Chagnon, Meghan Mulcahy, Brandon
Patterson, Katelyn Piaseczny, Allison Quigley
Colleen Corliss, Robert LeBel, Kayleen Rojek, Garrett Young
Sebastian Manteau, Jennifer Tyrell, Kelsey Wrye
Rebekah Adams, Emily Buchanan, Brittany
Cassel, Ashley Pence, Aaron Vien
Bisson, Ashley Connor, Elizabeth Cyr, Ashleigh Garland, Aaron
Sarah Adams, Katrina
Haynes, Jossie Rowell
Stefani Gauthier, Austin Harrison, Maxwell Tuttle
Ashley Ferrari, Alexandria Kubat, Joshua Michaud
Morgan Corliss, Matthew Marcotte, Ryan
Marquis, Katie Small
Colby Clark, Cameron Quigley, Anthony Rojek
Sonya Beckman, Daniel Colon-Pagan, Nicholas Cooper, Joshua Fraser,
Brynne Gaudette, Madison Johnson, Jeremy Kennepohl, Larissa Kimball,
Stephen Radzik, Garrett Strouth, Amanda Vanslette, Jocelyn Vien
Colby Boudreau, Chase Gaudette, Kyle
Hamel, Keaton Heath, Noah Manteau, Rachel Thompson, Alison Wolfe
Lucas Conway, Johnathon Emerson,
Christopher Marcotte, Mike Osborne, Jordan Paggi, Lily Plummer
Garrett Callicoat , Joey Cox, Davis Duquette,
Cody Gauthier, Alex Lamere, Ezekiel Langevin, Howard Little-Simpson,
Brian Eastman, Ben Lamere, Crystal Lively, Brendon Norton, Aisha
Pereira, Angela Perlupo, Nicholas Perras, Iroda Satymova
Dominic Brooks, Eric Chapman, Taylor Kiss, Emily Tyler
Travis Guest, Cassidy Kearns, Jillian Towle
Ferrari, Alexandria Kubat, Joshua Michaud
Cyr, Benjamin Marston, Jessica Massey, Kayla Vanslette, Adrianna
Wells, Amanda Young
Zachary Bissonette, Heather Cole,
Nathan Domenech, Rian Fuller, Kelsey Johnson, Matt Kubat, Jason
Lemieux-Dixon, Bryce Rowell, Jesse Slater, Bobbie-Jean Small
Charles Whistler Christy, 65, of Upper City Road, died
April 21st at the CRVNA Hospice House following a long illness.
The son of Ralph and Mary Lou Christy, he was born in San Diego,
CA., and raised in Silver Spring, MD. He was a graduate of West
Virginia University and attended Graduate School at Penn State
He was employed as a Parks and Recreation Director
having worked in Inglewood, NJ and later for the State of NH,
helping create Parks and Recreation Departments throughout the
State. Prior to his retirement, he was the Parks and Recreation
Director in Bow. He was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in
Pittsfield where he had lived since 1975.
He is survived by his
wife Mary (Palmer) Christy of Pittsfield. Three sons, Dr. and Mrs.
Matthew Christy of St. Louis, MO; Dr. Jebediah Christy of Keene and
Zachary Christy of Orlando, FL.; four grandchildren, Meredith,
Davis, Caroline, and Alice Christy. Two brothers, Ralph Lawrence
Christy, III of Silver Spring, MD and Daniel Mark Christy of St.
Albans, W. Virginia. Two nephews and five nieces. He was predeceased
by a brother James Grier Christy.
Burial will be at the family’s
convenience in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Pittsfield. Donations in
his memory may be made to the Payson Center for Cancer Care, 250
Pleasant St. Concord, NH 03301.
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial
Home, Pittsfield, is assisting with arrangements. To sign an online
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