Celebrating Birthdays are: March 16, Michael Wolfe, Jimmy Vien, Jr.,
Dan Fries, Martha Moloy, Teresa Cressey; March 18, Tessie Gadwah,
Shane Clark, Rick Bleckmann; March 22, William Abbott.
Happy Birthday To One And All!
Anniversaries are: March 17, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Briggs.
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
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.
Tuesday, March 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.
We are updating the Hazardous
Mitigation Plan for the Town of Pittsfield New Hampshire, and public
participation is encouraged. Any questions can be referred to
Chief Robert E. Wharem at 435-7535.
The following meetings will
be held from 9:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. at the Town Hall: March 23;
April 6, April 20; May 11, May 25; and June 8.
March 21 - 25, 2011
Monday - Hot dog on
bun, beans, fruit, milk.
Tuesday - Fajitas, lettuce, salsa,
Wednesday - (Early Release) - Ham sandwich, apple,
carrots, cookie, milk.
Thursday - Mac and cheese, veggie, fruit,
Friday - Pizza, salad, sherbet, milk.
Sliced turkey, gravy, potatoes, cranberry sauce, peas, baked
Tuesday - Pasta, meat sauce, garden salad, bread,
Wednesday - Chicken, noodles, gravy, green beans,
cranberry sauce, baked dessert, fruit, milk.
Thursday - Steak
and cheese subs, onions, peppers, fruit, milk.
Friday - Hot
dogs, mac and cheese, veggies, fruit, milk.
Members Appointed To VA Committee On Women Veterans
Submitted By Merrill A. Vaughan
Vice Commander American
Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
Pittsfield, NH 03263
members have been appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that
advises VA on issues and programs affecting women Veterans.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans’ work is very important in
guiding VA’s efforts to address the ever changing needs of women
Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
Established in 1983, the advisory committee makes recommendations to
the Secretary for administrative and legislative changes. The
committee members are appointed to two-year terms. The new
committee members are: Jack Phillip Carter, Jr., Bradenton, Fla.;
Nancy A. Glowacki, Silver Spring, Md.; Nancy Kaczor, Franklin,
Wis.; and Terry F. Moore, Stetson,Maine.
women have played essential roles in the military,” Shinseki added.
“It is VA’s responsibility to anticipate and prepare for the
evolving needs of women Veterans, their families and survivors.”
Women Veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the
Veterans population. There are 23.4 million Veterans;
approximately 1.8 million are women Veterans. They comprise
nearly 8 percent of the total Veterans population and nearly 5
percent of all Veterans who use VA health care services.
VA estimates that by 2020 women Veterans will comprise 10 percent of
the Veteran population. VA has women Veterans program managers at VA
medical centers and women Veterans coordinators at VA regional
offices to assist women Veterans with health and benefits issues.
To The Editor
To the good citizens of Pittsfield:
I’d try something new. I would write the night before the
election (tonight, now) and one after.
The campaign to repeal
zoning was interesting, fun, and educational. I met a good
part of our town, a lot of new people [Welcome to Pittsfield].
lot of youth, ready to register and take part in the voting, they do
this for the cause of liberty and more opportunity for them, their
friends, their family, and their town. I bet they are
networking, socializing, and getting the word out, on facebook as I
write. Kinda like Egypt.
I’m cautiously optimistic times
three. I have enjoyed the most help I have ever received while
looking for a support of a ballot question. I told a lot of
supporters of the repeal that we were having a party at the Town
Hall on the 8th, tomorrow. One fella asked what we were
having. I told him freedom.
I stood out in front of Bell
Brothers today. Man, it was cold. But I met more great people
and a lot of people driving by were giving the thumbs up and honking
their horns; I even got the peace sign twice.
All these people
give me hope and strength. I’ll stay another hour, my sign is
trying to blow away. Man, it’s cold, I’m going home. I
gotta try and go to sleep. Tomorrow is a big day for our town.
God bless the voters,
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
To The Editor
To the good citizens of Pittsfield:
to the folks who gave their time to make this election possible.
The repeal of zoning failed 2½ to 1. It is quite evident to me
that the voters want their protections over unlimited opportunity.
I guess I just have to live with it.
I thank the 213 voters who
voted to repeal zoning. People are, it seems, nervous about
what their neighbor could do. I’m not scared and neither were
the 213 voters.
I respect the voters; I hope it works out
for you. I just hope the Zoning and Planning Board enforces
the law reasonably.
Thanks to Scott Ward, who moderated
Candidates Night and also to the Chamber of Commerce for holding
this event. I thoroughly enjoyed the night.
Good job to all the
candidates who ran for office. Win or lose, it was quite a
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
Honors Military Women Of Past, Present VA
Submitted By Merrill A. Vaughan
Commander American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
Pittsfield, NH 03263
The Department of Veterans Affairs joins
with the nation to observe Women’s History Month in March by
recognizing and honoring women Veterans.
Pride. These words reflect the spirit of generations of
American women who have sought to defend the rights and freedom of
others,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
“The history of women in the armed forces began more than 220 years
ago with women who served during the American Revolution and
continues through the present day. VA is honored to serve
these women who have contributed so much to our Nation.”
Veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the Veteran
population. Of the 22.7 million living Veterans, more than 1.8
million are women. They comprise nearly 8 percent of the total
Veteran population and 6 percent of all Veterans who use VA health
VA estimates women Veterans will constitute 10
percent of the Veteran population by 2020 and 9.5 percent of VA
In recent years, VA has undertaken a number of
initiatives to create or enhance services for women Veterans,
including the implementation of comprehensive primary care
throughout the nation; staffing every VA medical center with a women
veterans program manager and regional offices with a designated
woman Veterans coordinator; supporting a multifaceted research
program on women’s health; improving communication and outreach to
women Veterans; and continuing the operation of offices like the
Center for Women Veterans and the Women Veterans Health Strategic
Healthcare Care Group.
“During this observance of Women’s History
Month, let’s remember the special contributions of the
ever-increasing number of women serving in the armed forces,” said
Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary for public and
intergovernmental affairs. She noted that women currently make
up more than 14 percent of the active-duty military and 18 percent
of the Guard and Reserves.
VA has 43 women’s memorials and
monuments at its National Cemeteries across the country.
Additionally, several notable women are buried in VA National
Cemeteries, including Chief Specialist Evelyn B. (Ulrich) Einfeldt,
a Navy World War II Veteran who was one of the 67 Navy “WAVES”
involved in Operation Magic. She assisted with the assembly of BOMBE
(Enigma), a machine to decode German and Japanese transmissions. She
was laid to rest at the Fort Sill National Cemetery on April 6,
Lillian Kinkela Keil, an Air Force flight nurse pioneer,
is buried at the Riverside National Cemetery. She flew 425 combat
missions and took part in 11 major campaigns, including the D-Day
invasion and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II and the Battle
of Chosin Reservoir in Korea. One of the most decorated women in
American military history, she was awarded 19 medals.
information about VA programs and services for women Veterans,
please visit: www.va.gov/womenvet and
Carpenter Library Displays 3rd Annual PMHS Art Gallery Showcase
The Third Annual Pittsfield Middle-High School Art Gallery Showcase
at Josiah Carpenter Library, is on display beginning Saturday,
March 12th and continuing through Saturday, March 26th.
the direction of the school’s Art Instructor William Mitchell,
students will display their finest work. An Open House
Reception to meet the Artists will be held on Wednesday, March
16th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and light refreshments will be served.
I want to thank you for coming out to vote March
8th. I also want to thank those of you who voted for me and
put me back on the Planning Board.
Lastly, I want to thank Dan
Schroth Piermarocchi for his passion and effort to repeal zoning.
Though Pittsfield overwhelmingly voted to keep zoning, I appreciate
Dan’s commitment to Pittsfield. I strongly disagreed with
repealing zoning and even though Dan knew this, we handled our
disagreement with class and humor. Thank you, Dan.
thank you, Pittsfield.
Named To Tilton School Honor Rolls
Claire Cortese ’12 of
Pittsfield, N.H., was named to the High Honor Roll at Tilton School
for the second quarter. To be on the High Honor Roll, students must
earn academic achievement grades of at least three A’s, with the
remaining grades B’s. Habits of Mind grades must be all A’s and B’s.
Tilton School is an independent, coeducational, boarding and day
school in Tilton, N.H., serving students in grades 9 through 12 and
post-graduates. Tilton’s curricular model stresses the acquisition
of skills, knowledge and understanding in five areas:
communication, critical thinking, community, creativity and
character. Tilton School believes in the power of each student’s
individual potential for lifelong personal success and service.
Up At PYW?
Submitted By Paula Driscoll
This year’s Winterfest has come and gone, a little like the snow!
There was freezing rain at the beginning of the week and some strong
wind, but overall the weather was kind to us. The Pittsfield Youth
Workshop (PYW) was fortunate that we didn’t have to cancel any of
the trips or activities. We only postponed one of the trips to a
later day in the week. With that said, I would like to take a moment
and run through the week for you.
On Monday we ended up closing
PYW and canceling our Laser Tag/arcades trip due to the bad weather.
But that didn’t stop us from rescheduling it to Tuesday morning. In
case you are wondering, the Green team beat the Red team. Yeah, I
was on the green team! But I have to say the scores were very, very
close, and we still got back to PYW in time for an afternoon of
Wednesday we loaded up the PYW van and took a trip
to McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester for a day of snow tubing. No one
in the group had ever been snow tubing there, so we knew we were
ready for a new adventure. By the time we were done, we all knew it
would be a place that we would go to again and again. We really
enjoyed getting a ride to the top on an escalator. At other tubing
parks you get pulled up the hill while sitting in the tube. It was
great, no trying to roll out of the tube when you got to the top -
you just walked off the escalator. I would also have to say,
John and Nick did a great job of spinning us before we headed down
the hill. Can you say DIZZY?
Thursday, we hosted Drop-In from 2-6
pm and then a dance at the PMHS from 7-9:30 pm. With music provided
by Brendan Ward, the PMHS gymnasium was filled with dancers and
non-dancers alike, all of whom appeared to be having loads of fun.
The PYW youth board, with help from volunteers, set up the PYW store
outside the gym and provided concessions to all in attendance.
Friday was a day to relax and enjoy movies at PYW from 2-6:00
We ended the Winterfest week on Sunday with a trip to the
Verizon Wireless Arena to watch the Manchester Monarchs Ice Hockey
team take on the Charlotte Checkers. It was an exciting game with a
score of 2 - 2 and only forty nine seconds on the clock when the
Checkers scored, winning by one.
Between the trips and Drop-Ins
the Winterfest week proved to be a week of fun and enthusiasm. Thank
you to the Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Committee for sponsoring
such a successful week for PYW and the rest of the Pittsfield
Thank you also to the many volunteers who helped at
PYW throughout the week. As always, feel free to visit PYW during
our Drop-In hours Monday through Friday from 3-6 pm.
2011 newsletter is out with an updated calendar of trips and special
events. Check us out on the web at
www.pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org - Hope to see you all soon!
Abbie L. (Kidder) Young, 87, passed away Sunday
March 6, 2011 at the Riverside Rest Home in Dover following a period
of failing health.
Born October 21, 1923 in Concord, NH she was
the daughter of the late David and Iva (Towle) Carson.
worked as a fancy stitcher for Colby Footwear for many years. She
was a past member of the Alton Women’s Club, and the American Legion
Auxiliary of Pittsfield, NH. She enjoyed playing bingo,
snowmobiling, skiing, and loved spending time with her
Members of her family include her daughters
Patricia Elliott of Alton, NH; Gail George and her husband Peter of
Alton Bay, NH; and Judy Brannan and her husband George of Middleton,
NH; her grandchildren Doug, David, Rob, Peter Jr., Suzanne, Valerie,
George, Jr, Jason, and Willard, great grandchildren D.J. Emily,
Abigail, Samantha, Vanessa, Madison, Andrew and Natalie and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband
Lloyd Kidder in 1962 and her second husband Willard Young in 1988.
A funeral service was held at the R.M. Edgerly and Son Funeral Home
in Rochester on March 10.
Donations may be made to the Riverside
Rest Home Activities Department, 276 County Farm Rd, Dover, NH