Pittsfield NH News

August 15, 2012


Those Celebrating Birthdays are: August 15, Danny Mullen; August 16, Tom Zahn, Rosemary Bartrum; August 17, Ron Frohock; August 19, Leah Pollard, Reuben Leavitt; August 20, Cowin Hillsgrove.


A Very Happy Birthday To One and All!


Celebrating Anniversaries are: August 17, Ed and Gerry O’Brien

Best Wishes!

South Pittsfield Church will be open August 19, 2012 for a 1:00 pm service with Rev. Nancy Talbot. All are welcome!


It’s time to be thinking about enrolling your child for school in the fall!  The Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the 2012-2013 school year.  The Center School is a parent cooperative preschool located next to the town hall in Northwood, which provides a developmental program for three, four, and five year-olds of Northwood and surrounding towns.  There are openings in our two-day (T/Th) program and three-day (M/W/F) morning programs.  For information, please call the school at 942-7686 or email us at npcpcenterschool@gmail.com to request an information packet.


Fundraising Opportunity!


Are you part of a local community group in need of a simple, fun fund-raiser? Do you and your members like to cook? If you answered yes to these questions the Pittsfield Rotary Club needs You!


A long-standing tradition, the Pittsfield Rotary club meets each Wednesday at 6:15 pm at the Pittsfield Community Center. Each week a different community group prepares our meal and we in turn pay that group $180!


If you would like to be part of our meal schedule for Fall/Winter, please contact Donna Keeley at keeledm@yahoo.com for more details.


This golden opportunity is first come first serve and the dates get taken fast! Thank you!



Pittsfield Players Present Road To Broadway Musical Revue


The Pittsfield Players will present a rousing song and dance musical revue, Road To Broadway and it is a must see production featuring a wonderful cast of 22 voices singing some of your favorite Broadway show tunes. The production will run Thursday, August 23rd, Friday, August 24th, and Saturday, August 25th at 7:30 pm each evening and again on Sunday, August 26th at 2 pm. Tickets, which are $15 per person, are on sale now and can be reserved by calling the theatre at 435-8852. Senior (over 65) and children’s (under 12) tickets are also available at $12 each.


Director Carole Neveux has assembled a wonderful cast with members of both the Players and the Ann White Northwood Theater Workshop for this musical trip down Broadway. The show will feature medleys and numbers from Broadway shows, including Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Guys and Dolls, Grease and many more. This is a fun-filled show that’s certain to set your toes tapping and have you singing along with your favorite Broadway tunes.


Geri Veroneau is the music director and accompanist for this wonderful show which is a must see production for Players’ audiences. Call 435-8852 for reservations now, and make plans to see this fabulous presentation.



Pittsfield Players Hold Auditions for “I Remember Mama”


The Pittsfield Players will be holding auditions for their fall musical production of the Richard Rodgers’ classic “I Remember Mama” at The Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St., Pittsfield, NH on Sunday, August 19th from 2 to 4 pm, and again on Monday, August 27th at 7 pm. Auditioners will be asked to sing a song of their choosing (please bring sheet music or a CD), do a few simple dance steps, and read from the script.


“I Remember Mama” tells the story of a family of Norwegian immigrants and begins in the summer of 1910, when oldest daughter Katrin decides that she will be a writer. Her tale becomes the tale of the Hansen family as they struggle to survive in America and prosper. The musical is very much a family friendly show.


Parts are available for 14 wonderful adult characters and 5 children, 4 girls and one boy. The girls are ages 16, 15, 12 and 7, and the boy is 13 years old. “I Remember Mama” will run November 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10. For more information, call 736-9563.



“Cabaret for a Cure” A Making Strides Benefit Show
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Doors Open And Refreshments at 7 pm

Show at 7:30 pm


Meggin Dail and Katelyn Parker from the Pittsfield Players and The Village Players of Wolfeboro are teaming up to produce a unique evening to raise money for The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The evening will be filled with music, refreshments, giveaways and more. The most important part of the evening, outside of raising money for an important cause, will be a portion of the program involving stories and voices from those who have experienced cancer first hand.


The cast includes Katelyn Parker, Music Director Keith Belanger and his wife, Katie; also husband and wife team, Angelo and Jean Gentile; Michael Welch; and Katharine Paiva.


The first part of the evening will center on the theme of raising awareness of the ACS’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program providing inspirational and upbeat songs and stories. The second half of the evening will be pure Cabaret showcasing Broadway tunes throughout the years including old favorites and new acts, including “The Bravest Individual” from Sweet Charity; “Bring On The Men” from Jekyll and Hyde and “Impossible (things are happening every day)” from Cinderella.


The evening promises to have something for everyone at the ticket price of a mere $10.00 with 80% headed to the ACS’s Making Strides teams of Meggin and Katelyn; and 20% going to The Pittsfield Players’ Sprinkler Fund. We hope you’ll join us at this event.


Tickets are available through Meggin by calling 736-8073; seating will be first come first served. Watch the Suncook Valley Sun for more details.



Beautification Committee Plant And Baked Goods Sale


What: For Sale


• Chrysanthemum’s grown at Osborne’s Farm of Loudon 6” pots, $5.00 and 10” pots, $9.00, in a variety of colors.


• A variety of perennials, $.50 - $1.00


• Home-baked goodies, cookies, cakes, breads


When: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 8 am - 12 pm


Where: At the park next to Jack’s Pizza, across from Rite Aid, and in front of Jitter’s Café on Main St., Pittsfield, NH


All proceeds from this sale will go to fund the replacement of the Washington House Lot Garden.


Thank you for supporting our volunteer organization in their efforts to beautify Pittsfield!



Letter To The Editor


We at the Pittsfield Food Pantry want to thank the people of Pittsfield and surrounding towns for their continued support.  Because of your generous donations of money and food we are able to take care of our needy neighbors.


In March, we asked our community to help us participate in the Feinstein Foundation Challenge.  Over 30 individuals, businesses and organizations came forward to donate to the Food Pantry. Based on the donations received the Feinstein Foundation recently sent the Pittsfield Food Pantry a check for an additional $256.03. We sincerely appreciate all of the help.


We also want to thank the many people who volunteer their service to man the Food Pantry. They cover many fields of work – filling orders, stocking shelves, taking care of patrons, getting things into their cars, putting all the needed data into the computer, and shopping for items we cannot obtain from the NH Food Bank, U.S.D.A. and C.A.P.  As you can see we are a very diverse group of people working together harmoniously for a good cause.


We are open on Mondays from 11 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm, on Thursdays from 11 am to 2 pm.  We would like to see all Senior Citizens who could use some food assistance.


Again I say, “thank you” to all who make this endeavor possible.


Ruth Strickhart

Submitted By Terrie Azotea


Well, we had a small group last week at TOPS, but it was a good one. There was a net loss of 7 pounds for the week. So you all should give yourselves a pat on the back. It’s a well deserved one. Kudos to Kay for being the best loser of the week. Keep up the good work!


The Peaches are ahead so far. Come on Green Beans, you can catch up. Everyone keep track of your points and think before you eat... or drink!


We had Royalty this past week and we will be walking on Tuesday night. Pretty soon we won’t be able to walk because the days are getting shorter and we lose time each day. I, for one, am not looking forward to it getting darker earlier.


It sure has been a hot summer, but it’s a lot better than sub-zero temps, that’s for sure. Then we will be stuck in our homes and thinking that 7:00 pm is late when now we say to ourselves, “It’s only 7:00” and think we have all the time in the world because it’s summer. So get that swimming in and all the fun outdoor things you can do!


We talked about Fall Rally and our Christmas party; scary to think of that time of year, but it will be here before we know it.


If anyone would like to join us, we meet on Tuesday nights at the St. Stephen’s Church on Main Street in Pittsfield at 5:30 for weigh in and meeting at 6:30. Any questions call Laurel Tiede at 269-8721 or Pat Smith at 435-5333.


Thought for the week: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas A. Edison


Have a great week and see you all lighter next week!



Pittsfield Elementary School 2012-2013


• Kindergarten Orientation, August 22, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Pittsfield Elementary Cafeteria


• First Day of School, Grades K-6 - Starts August 29, 2012, Pre-School - Starts September 4, 2012


What’s New At PES This Year

• 2012-13 is the “Year of the Book”
• New entrance security system
• Sowah Mensah returns in March
• Front loop pick up at dismissal continues


• Pre-School - 8:15 am -11:00 am
• Kindergarten AM - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
• Kindergarten PM - 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
• Grades 1-6 - 8:00 am - 2:30 pm


Café Services - Menu on Website


Food Prices
Breakfast: $1.50
Lunch: $2.40   
Reduced Breakfast Prices:  30¢
Reduced Lunch Prices: 40¢
Snack/Cold Lunch Milk or Juice: 60¢


*This year we ask parents to provide envelopes for lunch payment. Please mark teacher and what your child would like on the front of the envelope.



Pittsfield School District Bus Routes


Listed are approximate times that students will be pick up. Students should be at the bus stop 5 minutes early.


Green Bus - Morning
Mrs. Ramsey
6:55 am-Tilton Hill Road as far as #310 (before Wildwood Drive)   
7:00 am-Stop at Wildwood Dr. - Hill Top Rd.(out Tilton Hill Rd. - do not cross street will pick up on the way back)
7:10 am-To school   
7:15 am-Loudon Road, students to right side of road only, Ring Road   
7:17 am-Ring Road    
7:20 am-Targhee Road, Karacull Lane
7:25 am-Sweetfern Drive
7:30 am-Ingalls Road   
7:35 am-Loudon Road, Students on left side of road
7:40 am-Back to school


Purple Bus - Morning
Mr. Marston
6:55 am-Governor’s Road to corner of route 107
7:00 am-Jenness Pond Road
7:01 am-Clough Road   
7:03 am-End of Shingle Mill Brook Road   
7:10 am-Tilton Hill Road as far as 310 Tilton Hill Road as far as Wildwood Drive
7:20 am-To school
7:30 am-Catamount Road
7:40 am-Berry Pond Road, Mountain Road, Sargent Road
7:45 am-White Brook Apartments
7:46 am-South Main Street
7:50 am-Back to school


Red Bus - Morning
Ms. Hill
6:50 am-Webster Mills Road
7:05 am-Dowboro Road, South Pittsfield Road
7:10 am-Turn at Tan Road
7:15 am-Quail Ridge Circle
7:25 am-To school
7:30 am-Lyford Hill Road
7:35 am-Leavitt Road out Rte. 28 to Kaime Road
7:40 am-Concord Hill Road
7:45 am-Back to school


Blue Bus - Morning
Ms. Bruedle
7:00 am-Lower Carroll Street, Barnstead Road to Lights - goes across to Rte.107 up 107 to townline
7:10 am-Lily Pond Road, Shaw Road, White Road, Deer Meadow Road
7:15 am-Route 28
7:20 am-Upper City Road, Molly Lane
7:25 am-Daroska Road, Siel Road
7:30 am-Returns to Upper City Road as far as Loudon townline
7:32 am-Eaton Road
7:35 am-Norris Road across Cameron Drive to Leavitt Road
7:50 am-To school


Orange Bus - Morning
Mrs. Martin
6:45 am-Governor’s Road
6:50 am-Thompson Road
6:52 am-Johnson Road
6:55 am-Sanderson Road
7:05 am-French Circle
7:06 am-South Main Street - Town Hall
7:10 am-Cram Avenue
7:12 am-Dustin Park
7:14 am-Park Street
7:15 am-Back to school
7:17 am-Blueberry Express
7:20 am-Oak Street (By K2 Market)
7:21 am-Damsite
7:23 am-Bridgeview Apts
7:24 am-Watson Street
7:26 am-Bridge Street and Chestnut Street
7:28 am-Back to school


Green Route-Afternoon
Mrs. Perlupo
2:30 pm-Leaves PES
2:32 pm-Tilton Hill Road
2:35 pm-Wildwood Drive
2:45 pm-To PMHS
2:50 pm-Leaves PMHS
3:05 pm-Loudon Road
3:10 pm-Ring Road
3:15 pm-Targhee Drive, Karacull Lane, Sweetfern Drive
3:25 pm-Ingalls Road
3:30 pm-Route Finished


Purple Route-Afternoon
Mr. Marston
2:30 pm-Leaves PES
2:32 pm-Blueberry Express
2:33 pm-Cram Avenue, Carroll Street
2:35 pm-1/2 Dustin Park
2:36 pm-Elm Street, Park Street
2:50 pm-Goes to PMHS
2:55 pm-Leaves PMHS
3:00 pm-Tilton Hill Road (Past Wildwood Drive), Catamount Road
3:20 pm-Johnson Road, Thompson Road
3:30 pm-Governor’s Road
3:35 pm-Route Finished


Red Route-Afternoon
Ms. Hill
2:30 pm-Leaves PES
2:32 pm-Lyford Hill Road, Leavitt Road, Out Rt. 28 to Dominicks Restaurant, Martel Road, Concord Hill Road
2:50 pm-Goes to PMHS
2:55 pm-Leaves PMHS
3:10 pm-Lyford Hill Road, Leavitt Road, Out Rt. 28 to Dominicks Restaurant, Martel Road, Concord Hill Road
3:15 pm-Quail Ridge Road
3:35 pm-South Pittsfield Area Webster Mills Road
3:40 pm-Route Finished


Blue Route-Afternoon
Ms. Bruedle
2:30 pm-Leaves PES
2:31 pm-French Circle
2:32 pm-South Main Street, Town Hall
2:35 pm-White Brook Apartments
2:40 pm-Goes to PMHS
2:50 pm-Leaves PMHS
3:00 pm-Barnstead Road
3:10 pm-Shaw Road, Range Road (Only if students on road to ride)
3:15 pm-Rt. 107 N to townline, Deer Meadow Road
3:20 pm-Upper City Road, Molly Lane
3:25 pm-Daroska Road, Siel Road
3:30 pm-Upper City Road to Loudon line, Eaton Road, Norris Road, across Cameron Drive to Leavitt Road
3:40 pm-Route Finished


Orange Route-Afternoon
Mrs. Martin
2:30 pm-Leaves PES
2:30 pm-1/2 Dustin Park
2:32 pm-Oak Street (By K2 Market)
2:35 pm-Damsite
2:40 pm-Bridgeview Apts.
2:45 pm-Bridge Street, Chestnut Street, Smith Street
2:50 pm-Goes to PMHS
2:55 pm-Leaves PMHS
3:00 pm-Route 107 South - Catamount apartments as far as 424 Catamount Road
3:10 pm-Berry Pond Road
3:15 pm-Mountain Road
3:20 pm-Route Finished













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