parents and guardians,
safety is on all our minds lately in the wake of recent school
shooting tragedies and reported threats to several of our area
schools. I am writing to you at this time to invite you to
participate in a School Safety Forum to be held from 6:00 to 7:30
p.m. next Wednesday, March 14, in the PMHS media center.
purposes of this forum are threefold:
hear your questions and concerns about school safety in Pittsfield;
share with you the emergency plans that are in place in our schools
and new initiatives to increase student and staff safety; and
hear your suggestions for increasing school safety.
or not you are able to join the conversation next Wednesday, please
be assured that we consider student and staff safety to be our
highest priority and strive to ensure the greatest level of safety
Superintendent of Schools
African Children’s Choir At New Beginnings Church Of The Nazarene
join the African Children’s Choir as they perform in our community
during their US Tour. The Choir will be performing at New Beginnings
Church of the Nazarene, 33 Staniels Road, Loudon, NH, on Wednesday,
March 21 at 6:30 pm. Come and experience a performance that shows
the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! Admission
will be free for all ages; a free-will offering will follow the
African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their
charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and
dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs,
traditional Spirituals and rhythmic Gospel favorites. Nearly every
performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation! In
spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children
are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always wonderfully
free-will offering will help support the Music for Life Institute.
The African Children’s Choir has been Music for Life’s major
international program during its 30-year history. Music for Life
Institute (MFLI) has relief and development programs in seven
African countries. MFL has currently educated over 52,000 children
and hundreds of thousands of lives have been impacted by Music for
Life Institute’s international relief and development programs.
looking forward to seeing you at this inspirational performance! For
any questions, you may contact New Beginnings at 224-1311. New
Beginnings is wheelchair accessible.
Central VNA Pediatric Program Remains Vibrant And Strong
is more important to the healthy development of a newborn than a
close relationship with his or her mom. In fact, when mothers
are close, infants require less intervention and thrive more
quickly. “Mom is a powerful treatment,” said Dr. Matthew
Grossman, a pediatric hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Children’s
New Hampshire VNA & Hospice (accredited by Prevent Child Abuse
America for high performance standards and a commitment to quality)
is the only Visiting Nurse Association north of Concord that
provides home based healthcare to children, no matter where they’re
born. Last year they cared for 113 pediatric patients in their
homes and made over 600 home visits. Some were born in
Concord, others in Dartmouth. But when they come home to any
of the 45 communities in the Lakes Region, Central VNA is there.
The beauty of homecare is that, unlike scheduled visits in clinical
settings, it allows a close assessment of home and family, creating
the ability to address issues before they become problems.
This, in turn, mitigates the need for extended and expensive
their nurses and medical social workers saw dozens of children
exposed to opioids in some fashion, and provided safe, appropriate
and loving care right there in the home. Sadly, the need for
bereavement services for children who have lost someone to the
opioid crisis has skyrocketed. To address this need Central
VNA has created a new bereavement workshop for all ages; Arts ~
Music ~ Memory ~ Hope. Free and open to the public, these
workshops are designed to offer children, teens and their families a
means of expression and a path to healing.
New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is on the forefront of care for infants,
children and teens in the Lakes Region. They have been doing
so for several decades and will continue to provide quality care for
those in both our Hospice and Young Families Programs, as well as
for the community at large for years to come. For more
information, contact Schelley Rondeau, RN, Maternal and Child Health
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice:
Mission of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is “Promoting
dignity, independence, and well-being through the delivery of
quality home health, hospice and community-based care services.”
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice has served Lakes Region
communities since 1918 and provides Home Care (nursing and
rehabilitation services in the home); Pediatric Care (direct health
care, education and support services for children and families); and
a comprehensive, team-based Hospice program. Central New
Hampshire VNA & Hospice is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified
provider of home care and hospice services, licensed by the State of
New Hampshire. The agency is governed by a volunteer Board of
Trustees and supported by private and corporate donations.
From The Farm - Nose To Tail Beef Processing
Submitted By Carole Soule
Kevin Halligan, chef at The Local Eatery in Laconia (left), and
butcher Tom Rendall (right), demonstrate how to break a half animal
into steaks, roasts, and ground beef.
Jayson and Brooke: Chef Jayson McCarter visits with the
heifer, Brooke, at Miles Smith Farm
know that beef comes from a cow or steer, right? Did you know that
each cow provides only two tenderloin roasts and it can take four
critters to produce forty pounds of tenderloin? Did you know that
there are only two flank steaks per cow? Why is this important? It’s
important because edible meat is created one animal at a time. To
respect that cow we should use the whole animal. This is known as
‘Nose to Tail’ processing.
do you learn to cut beef? Four chefs pulled out their knives at the
New Hampshire Food Bank this week to demonstrate beef cutting. The
focus of the demonstration was breaking-down a grassfed,
two-year-old Hereford cross cow. The heifer named Brooke was raised
on Miles Smith Farm and made the trip to the butcher in North
Haverhill, NH a few weeks ago. Then Chef Instructor at the NH Food
Bank, Jayson McCarter and I drove to the processor to pick up what
was now a ‘hanging half.’
forty culinary arts students gathered on Monday night while Kevin
Halligan, chef at The Local Eatery Restaurant in Laconia and butcher
Tom Rendall, demonstrated how to break the half down into steaks,
roasts, and ground beef.
flashed while the chefs explained how to extract cuts like rib
steaks and roasts to the students and their teachers. After the
demo, some of the beef was ground and cooked for samples and at the
end of the night, each school group left with some meat.
program was hosted by the New Hampshire Food Bank. Students from
Nashua High School North, Nashua High School South, Concord High
School, Alvirne High School, Manchester School of Technology and the
Southern New Hampshire University Culinary School participated.
up a side of beef might not be for you but watching a skilled chef
is pure magic. I watched as a slab of meat was transformed into
steaks and roasts we would all recognize. When alive, this heifer
did her part to make the world greener through grazing, and now has
helped future chefs learn more about where our meat comes from. Her
legacy lives on.
Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm, in Loudon, NH, where she
raises and sells beef, pork, lamb, eggs and other local products.
She can be reached at email@example.com.
God sent Moses into Egypt to deliver His people from Pharaoh, Moses
asked, “Indeed when I come to the children of Israel and say to
them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to
me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” God answered, “I
AM WHO I AM. Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has
sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14). Later God reveals Himself as Lord.
“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but
by My name Lord I was not known to them” (Exodus 6:2-3). What had
made a covenant with Abraham, that He would give him an heir and he
would be the father of many nations. Throughout Scripture God
sovereignly orchestrates the details of history to remain faithful
to His promises. Years later, in their oppression under Pharaoh, the
Israelites cried out to God. He heard them, remembered His covenant,
acknowledged and answered them.
used Moses to bring them from under the burdens of the Egyptians,
rescue them from bondage, and redeem them with an outstretched arm
and great judgments, telling them He would take them as His people;
He would be their God. “And I will bring you into the land which I
swore to give to Abraham…; and I will give it to you as a heritage:
I am the LORD” (Exodus 6:8).
faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ means acknowledging Him
as Master over our life. “Then I will give them a heart to know Me,
that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their
God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart” (Jeremiah
Catamount Womenaid Bowling Night Set For April 7
Catamount Womenaid will hold its annual Bowling Night on Saturday,
April 7 from 6:30 to 9:00 at Strikers East in Raymond. Teams of up
to 5 bowlers will enjoy 2 hours of unlimited bowling and fun prizes
for $125 per team. Space is limited, so teams should reserve their
lanes soon. Register at catamountwomenaid.org or send
a check to PO Box 81, Deerfield, NH.
profits from this evening will benefit Catamount Womenaid which
serves Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood, Pittsfield and Strafford by
providing financial assistance to men, women and children in need.
Look for upcoming information about our Spring Plant Sale to be held
on Saturday, May 19 in Epsom.
Your last chance to see the Pittsfield Players’ production of One
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this weekend March 16th and 17th at 7:30
pm. For tickets call 435-8852.
16th Annual Pittsfield Fiddle Contest
May 4th 2018
Pittsfield Middle High School,
Oneida St., Pittsfield, NH 03263
Pittsfield Youth Workshop (PYW) would like to invite you to the 16th
Annual Pittsfield Fiddle Contest on Friday, May 4th, 2018. The
contest will be held in the Pittsfield Middle High School Lecture
Hall, at 23 Oneida St. in Pittsfield, NH. There will be a silent
auction and refreshments from 5:30-9:00 PM. The fiddle contest will
begin at 6:30 PM, with a beginner showcase and youth contestants
competing first, followed by the open division in which anyone can
participate. There will be cash prizes for the first, second, and
third place winners of both divisions. PYW is currently looking for
donations for the silent auction, and sponsorship for the cash
prizes. This is an annual fundraising event organized and presented
by The Pittsfield Youth Workshop – all proceeds from the evening
directly support PYW programs and activities.
feel free to contact Paula Martel, Program Director or Zach Powers,
Executive Director of the Pittsfield Youth Workshop, by e-mail at
or by phone at (603) 435-8272.
Pittsfield Youth Workshop is a non-profit youth organization
committed to providing programs and services that empower youth by
helping them to develop useful skills, self-esteem, and meaningful
friendships - by involving them in activities that are interesting,
challenging, and healthy avenues to self-discovery.
Jane G. Osborne
Jane G. Osborne, of Loudon, NH, passed away peacefully at
the age of 90 at Merrimack Country Nursing Home on March 5th, 2018.
predeceased by her husband of 46 years, J. Russell Osborne. she
leaves two sons, Jany and Matthew and his wife, Linda; two
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
calling hours will be Friday, March 16th from 5 to 7 PM at Bennet
Funeral Home in Concord, NH.
Paul R. Janelle
PITTSFIELD – Paul R. Janelle, 68, of Pittsfield,
passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Concord Hospital following
a brief illness.
Manchester, he was the son of the late Laurence “Laurent” and Eva
Marie (Jacob) Janelle.
was educated in local schools and went on to serve his country in
the United States Navy. He was employed for over 18 years with
Harvey B P until his retirement in 2015. When Paul wasn’t working he
could be found at any number of events held by the Knights of
Columbus. He was a 4th Degree Member of the Bishop Bradley Assembly
in Manchester and a member of Council #11606 of
Pittsfield/Northwood, serving as past Grand Knight as well as DD and
Navigator. Mr. Janelle was also a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes
survived by his wife Katherine (Lazotte) Janelle of Pittsfield, with
whom he shared 45 years of marriage; siblings, Pauline Janelle of
Manchester, Claire Janelle of Manchester, Sister Mary Rita APB
(Irene Janelle) and Roger Janelle and his wife Linda of Raymond as
well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Hours will be held on Tuesday, March 13th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the
Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Highway in
Epsom. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March
14th at 10 A.M. in St. Joseph’s Church, 844 1st New Hampshire
Turnpike in Northwood. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in
his memory to the Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St,
Manchester, NH 03104. To share a memory or offer a condolence,
please visit www.stilloaks.com