Pittsfield NH News

April 27, 2011


 

Those 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.

Best Wishes!


Pittsfield Food Pantry Dishing up Ham and Bean Supper

The 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.


 

A Walking Tour Of Doug Towle’s Historic Restoration

Homestead 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 6 pm. 

 


 

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 Hampshire president.

 


 

Senior Center News


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.


For the 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 9:30 am.

 


 

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!

 


 

Flora 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,  30215. 

 


 

Letter


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 trial basis.


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 March ballot.


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.


The 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 chipper@myfairpoint.net.  All concerns will be brought to the attention of the Planning Board and discussed.  You will get a direct email response.


Thank you,
Ted Mitchell, Chairman
Pittsfield Planning Board

 


 

Spring 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.

 


 

Women of Rotary


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 enjoyed.


Refreshments were served by hostess “Babe” Jenisch, Ann Carpenter, chairperson, and Margie Lank.

 


 

Pittsfield High School Third Quarter Honor Roll


The following students earned honors for the third quarter at Pittsfield Middle-High School.


Grade 12
Highest Honors
Christine Chouinard, Delina Lawrence, Craig Paggi, Brian Ward


Grade 12
High Honors
Briana King, Emalie Koulouras, Bryce Paradise


Grade 12
Honors
Kevin Chagnon, Meghan Mulcahy, Brandon Patterson, Katelyn Piaseczny, Allison Quigley 


Grade 11
Highest Honors
Adriaunna Towle


Grade 11
High Honors
Colleen Corliss, Robert LeBel, Kayleen Rojek, Garrett Young


Grade 11
Honors
Sebastian Manteau, Jennifer Tyrell, Kelsey Wrye


Grade 10
High Honors
Rebekah Adams, Emily Buchanan, Brittany Cassel, Ashley Pence, Aaron Vien


Grade 10
Honors
Joshua Bisson, Ashley Connor, Elizabeth Cyr, Ashleigh Garland, Aaron Manteau


Grade 9
Highest Honors
Sarah Adams, Katrina Haynes, Jossie Rowell


Grade 9
High Honors
Victoria Averill, Stefani Gauthier, Austin Harrison, Maxwell Tuttle


Grade 9
Honors
Ashley Ferrari, Alexandria Kubat, Joshua Michaud


Grade 8
Highest Honors
Morgan Corliss, Matthew Marcotte, Ryan Marquis, Katie Small


Grade 8
High Honors
Star Chagnon, Colby Clark, Cameron Quigley, Anthony Rojek


Grade 8
Honors
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


Grade 7
Highest Honors
Colby Boudreau, Chase Gaudette, Kyle Hamel, Keaton Heath, Noah Manteau, Rachel Thompson, Alison Wolfe


Grade 7
High Honors
Lucas Conway, Johnathon Emerson, Christopher Marcotte, Mike Osborne, Jordan Paggi, Lily Plummer


Grade 7
Honors
Garrett Callicoat , Joey Cox, Davis Duquette, Cody Gauthier, Alex Lamere, Ezekiel Langevin, Howard Little-Simpson, Nicholas Vincent


Honorable Mention
Third Quarter
Grade 12
Brian Eastman, Ben Lamere, Crystal Lively, Brendon Norton, Aisha Pereira, Angela Perlupo, Nicholas Perras, Iroda Satymova


Grade 11
Dominic Brooks, Eric Chapman, Taylor Kiss, Emily Tyler


Grade 10
Travis Guest, Cassidy Kearns, Jillian Towle


Grade 9
Ashley Ferrari, Alexandria Kubat, Joshua Michaud


Grade 8
Patience Cyr, Benjamin Marston, Jessica Massey, Kayla Vanslette, Adrianna Wells, Amanda Young


Grade 7
Zachary Bissonette, Heather Cole, Nathan Domenech, Rian Fuller, Kelsey Johnson, Matt Kubat, Jason Lemieux-Dixon, Bryce Rowell, Jesse Slater, Bobbie-Jean Small

 


Obituaries


 

Charles W. Christy


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 University.


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 guest book, log on to www.perkinsandpollard.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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