Those Celebrating Birthdays are: June 27, Glenn McLaughlin, Mark
Portigue, Sydney Snell; June 28, Elaine Wallace, Theresa Gadoury,
Jenamarie Boston; June 29, Chris Young; June 30, Francis H. Donovan;
July 1, Jasmine Riel, Carole Richardson, Deborah Collins; July 3,
Kellen Giuda, Patricia Freeman, Andrew Dunne.
A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!
Celebrating Anniversaries are: June 27, Dave and Betty Sweet.
University of New Hampshire’s Dean List
Semester II of the
2011-2012 Academic Year
Craig J. Paggi, Kristen A. Patterson, Michelle L. Robbins, Karen M.
Kelsey M. Metcalf, Kelli A. Webber
Help Pittsfield Elementary School win a share of 500,000 Box Tops
for Education and $50,000 worth of school supplies! It’s easy-but we
can’t do it without you. All you have to do is vote for our school
every day from now to September 14, 2012.
Start voting today!
for more details.
Irene Nissen Vogt of Pittsfield has been named to the Dean’s List at
Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester. Vogt is majoring in
To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point
average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
Pittsfield Area Senior Center
Summer Art Classes
Tammy Colby will be offering a series of art classes at the
Pittsfield Area Senior Center. Class participants will be able to
select the projects they would like to do. Possibilities include
watercolor painting, acrylic painting, zentangle drawing, and the
art of card making – including artist trading cards.
Tammy Colby is an art teacher for the Allenstown School District,
and for the participants of Berakah.
Classes will begin the week of July 9th at 10:00 am on Tuesday or
Wednesday, and will continue throughout the summer. There is a fee
of $7.00 per class. Please to call the senior center at 435-8482 to
register and let us know your preferred day of the week.
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Donates $100,000 In The
Names Of 2012 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award Winners
16 New Englanders Honored At Gillette
The 2012 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards
Ronald Joy Of Concord, NH Wins Third Prize Award Of $2,500 For
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Volunteers are the backbone of nonprofit
The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s
Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give
their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a
commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. In
2011, the Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable
Foundation announced the renaming of the awards as part of the
"Celebrate Volunteerism" campaign in honor Myra Kraft’s example of
being a lifelong volunteer.
On June 13, 16 honorees were recognized for their contributions in a
ceremony at Gillette Stadium and received grants for their
respective nonprofit organizations. Ten New England organizations
were presented with $2,500 in honor of their volunteers’ work with
five more receiving grants of $10,000 and one grand prize winner of
"Volunteers are the unsung heroes of our nonprofit communities,"
said Robert Kraft. "Unfortunately, they often go unrecognized for
their contributions. These awards give us a chance to thank and
recognize them. What I love most about this event is the touching
stories and the opportunity to show a small token of our
appreciation to these outstanding individuals."
On hand to congratulate the award winners was Patriots Chairman and
CEO Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
President Joshua Kraft, Pro Football and Patriots Hall of Famer and
Patriots Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett,
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski and punter
Ron Joy of Concord, NH was one of ten $2,500 third prize winners.
"I am honored and humbled to be counted with those who grow rich by
freely giving to others. Volunteering means investing yourself in a
cause that is greater than yourself, and realizing that it is more
blessed to give than to receive," said Joy. "Being selected in honor
of Myra Kraft is meaningful, as her lifetime legacy of valuing
family, faith and philanthropic service reminds us to press onward
and share the benefits of volunteering with others."
Joy has volunteered his time to support people in NH through free
food, clothing, personal care items and services. Known as ‘the guy
with the bus,’ he is passionate about bringing the resources people
need directly to them. He has never cancelled a mobile bus stop and
has served nearly 10,000 people in need.
"This is an exciting moment for our organization, to have one of our
volunteers, Ron Joy, selected by the Kraft family as a recipient of
the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award," said Bill Pelletier of Rise
Again Outreach. "Ron exemplifies the selflessness and faithful
service that helps our organization live up to its mission, and we
are pleased at the opportunity to highlight his work in our
community. This award will help our all-volunteer organization
maintain its mobile pantry buses and warehouses for the coming
The 2012 MVPs represent all six New England states and a variety of
nonprofit organizations. Nominations open each spring and for the
most up-to-date information, visit
Tickets Going Fast For You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
The Doctor is in when Lucy Van Pelt (Kali Mara) psychoanalyzes
Charlie Brown (Sean Bonin) during the upcoming production of You’re
A Good Man, Charlie Brown at The Scenic Theatre June 28, 29, 30 and
July 1. For tickets call 435-8852.
Tickets are going fast for this week’s presentation of You’re A Good
Man Charlie Brown by the Ann White Northwood Theater Workshop. The
show will run at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St., Pittsfield, on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 28, 29 and 30, at 8 pm, and
again on Sunday, July 1, in a matinee performance at 2 pm.
Tickets, which are $15, can be reserved by calling 435-8852, One
dollar of every ticket sold will be donated to the American Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society, as well as any proceeds from refreshments sold
This show marks the last presentation by the Ann White Northwood
Theater, who merged with the Pittsfield Players at the Players’
Annual Meeting on June 10.
The Northwood Theater Workshop was founded by Ann White in 1979 in
order to bring theater to the Northwood Community. Over the years,
the group produced and performed over 60 musicals and dramas, as
well as children’s theater workshops and improv theater nights. Just
last month, on May 30, Ann White passed away in Australia. A plaque
in honor of her legacy will be hung in the lobby of the Scenic
Theatre to commemorate her tremendous contribution to local
"You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown" takes us on a delightful musical
spin through the world of Charles Schultz’s beloved character
Charlie Brown, and all of our favorite Peanuts characters, as they
celebrate Valentine’s Day, Beethoven’s Birthday, kite flying, the
final game of the little league season, glee club practice, a book
report, and many other daily events. During this series of musical
vignettes, Charlie Brown and crew are a microcosm for the challenges
we all face to do the right thing, overcome obstacles, work
together, accept our differences and ultimately learn to accept and
love ourselves and our neighbors. This revised version of the
original show contains a few new songs and a newer, light rock feel
to some of the songs, but old favorites such as The Book Report,
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Suppertime are still included.
The show features Sean Bonin as Charlie Brown, with Tony Pfaff as
Linus Van Pelt, Emily Lawson as Sally Brown, Kali Mara as Lucy Van
Pelt, Elijah McTigue as Schroeder, Matte Lindsey as Snoopy, Fiona
Mara as the Little Red headed Girl, Sarah Harkness as Violet, Joey
Edmonds as Pig Pen, Zack Davidson as Shermy, Nick Davidson as
Woodstock, and a group of Woodstock’s feathered friends who include
Andrew and Alex Chiavaras, Jack Harkness, Piper Mattice-Collins,
Katie Edmonds and Halah Abdelwahid.
The show is directed by Geraldine Veroneau, who is also the musical
director and accompanist, and is produced by Carole Neveux, who is
also acting as stage manager with help from Zack Davidson, Joey
Edmonds and Fiona Mara. Kate Mara is in charge of costumes, assisted
by Emily Lawson, Ernie Bass is the lighting designer and Justin
Hartley will be in the lighting booth running the lights. The set
design is by Geri Veroneau and Kate Mara, and has been built by
master carpenter Steve Lawson, assisted by Dr. Kevin Mara and Sean
Bonin, Emily Lawson, Matte Lindsay and Kali Mara. Mike Hobson has
designed the poster and the program, and Nella Hobson will act as
Call The Scenic Theatre at 435-8852 now for tickets for this
wonderful presentation, and enjoy an evening of family entertainment
with the Ann White Northwood Theater Workshop and the Pittsfield
Dream Big, Read!
The Josiah Carpenter Library invites you and your children to
participate in the 2012 Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big, Read!"
Our program will begin on July 12th and continue through to August
16th. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored in part by grants from
Kids, Books and the Art, NH State Library and CHILIS, and
Pittsfield’s E.P. Sanderson Trust as well as a generous donation
from the Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library.
Registration for the program is being held through July 3rd. The
program is designed to encourage reading in a relaxed and enjoyable
environment. Story Time will begin on Thursday, July 14 at 10
am in the Children’s Room; there will be stories, crafts and snacks
for preschoolers through elementary students. There will be several
Teen Activities planned throughout the summer.
Our kickoff event will be held on Friday, July 13th at 6:30 pm in
the Children’s Room. The children are invited to come in PJs with a
favorite toy to listen to Bedtime Stories with Nanny Rosebud
and friends from Josiah Book Worms and Jay Cee Ell Teen Writers.
Teens are invited to join us for snack at 7:00 and then at 7:30
Tales for Teens, "Own the Night!"
We will conclude our Summer Reading Program with Robert Rivest/Mime
on Wednesday, August 15th at 10:30 am in the Bicentennial
Room at the Pittsfield Community Center.
PHS Class Of 1952 Holds Class Reunion
PHS Class of 1952 held their 60th class reunion at the home of
Stella (Carson) Bergevin on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Allenstown.
Assisting Stella with the luncheon was Irene (Dickerson) Dow and
Virginia (Ayles) Merrill.
Classmates in attendance were: Barbara (Colby) Band of Groveland,
MA; Stella (Carson) Bergevin, Allenstown, NH; Irene (Dickerson) Dow,
Loudon, NH with husband Roger; Beverly (Girouard) Drolet,
Pittsfield, NH with husband Rene; Lorraine (Genest) Drolet, The
Villages, FL; Ralph Eckhardt, Pittsfield, NH; Joyce (Weldon) Gould,
Rye, NH; Patricia (Heywood) Gray of Gilford, NH with husband Jim;
Rosalie (Twombly) Hanson, Pembroke, NH; Robert Hillsgrove, Cary NC;
Karl Merrill, Chichester, NH with wife Elinor; Virginia (Ayles)
Merrill, Loudon, NH; Claire (St. George) Miner, Pittsfield, NH;
James Pellowe, Alton, NH; Carroll Towle, Nashua, NH with wife Nancy
and Maurice Wells, Pittsfield, NH.
Letter To The Editor
To the good citizens of Pittsfield:
In the June 20th Suncook Sun, Merrill Vaughan writes how we need a
committee to pick our next fire chief.
This is the old way of doing things. The new way of doing things is
we let our Selectmen hire and choose our next fire chief. Don’t
worry, they are not going to waste money doing it.
Remember in March the Town voted the entire budget in, then at the
end of the meeting, the voters voted to cut $125,000 to stabilize
our tax rate. (Maybe the Concord Monitor could do an article to
determine if we still have the highest tax rate)
Merrill, do you realize we might possibly not be the highest tax
rate in the State anymore? Get used to a budget that doesn’t add to
the tax rate anymore. We finally found the key to holding down our
The key for Pittsfield is vote everything in and then cut the budget
to reflect a stable tax rate. It worked this year and will probably
be the model going forward. Who in their right mind would not vote
for a stable tax rate?
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the voters who made this happen
and the great Board of Selectmen for carrying out our orders.
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
To the poor needy soul who took my turquoise "grill" planter off my
You ripped off a disabled senior citizen. All you had to do was ask
and I would have made one for you. You are probably the same person
who stole my kayak and rain barrel. You know, you low class citizen,
I live on a very tight budget of $600.00 a month after once working
for The Vice President and General Counsel of PSNH. GET IT? It is
not easy for me to purchase these things. I literally have to save
for these extras.
So while my heart is breaking, scouring the town searching for my
lost dog, you are stealing from me. I will pray for you, you are
indeed a needy soul.
Just in case you have a small piece of heart left, the grill was
$10.00, paint $5.00, potting soil $4.00 and seeds $1.50. By the way,
you have orange narcissus growing in the "grill." You can send a
money order for $20.00 to 8 Green St. #5 c/o PLANTER. You can also
reimburse me for the kayak.
I’d like to thank all the GOOD people of Pittsfield who assisted me
in my search for Cricket and offered help and support. Beverly, Jen,
Belinda, Anne, Jay and Beth, all the kids I’ve come to know at the
park and especially Eric. Bless you all. She was found after four
days. I’m sure Saints Frances and Anthony were protecting her.