Graveside services for Larry A. Bailey, 67, of Gates,
NC, who died Friday, February 10, 2017 will be held April 15 at 1:00
PM at Leavitt Cemetery in Chichester.
Services, LLC in Chichester is in charge of the arrangements.
Launches Turnout Gear Like Nothing You’ve Ever Experienced At FDIC
Manufacturer Invites You to Experience
ATHLETIX™ and Will Make Donation
Globe Manufacturing Company
launches ATHLETIX™, turnout gear like nothing you’ve ever
experienced. New material technology enables the all-new athletic
design with stretch fabrics that allow closer, body-contoured fit to
provide unprecedented range of motion with less bulk, more
flexibility, and lighter weight.
Firefighters informed and
inspired ATHLETIX™, a step-change in firefighter personal protective
equipment. We interviewed hundreds of firefighters to get a
360-degree view of their experience wearing turnout gear and shared
our findings with our supplier partners to develop the technology
that enables this all-new design.
Globe ATHLETIX™ won the 2016
International Achievement Awards (IAA) Award of Excellence and Best
in Category for Advanced Textiles by Industrial Fabrics Association
International. IAA recognizes excellence in design and innovation in
the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry.
attendees are invited to experience the unprecedented range of
motion that is possible with the new ATHLETIX™ turnout gear in a
virtual reality experience for firefighters in the booth.
Globe, we are celebrating 130 years of innovation this year,” said
Rob Freese, senior vice president of marketing at Globe
Manufacturing Company. “When we previewed ATHLETIX™ at FDIC last
year, we were continuing our ‘voice of the customer’ process that
inspired this revolutionary change in turnout gear design and
capability. With the certified garments at the show this year, Globe
is delivering turnout gear that firefighters want and that enhances
their performance. We are proud to continue delighting our customers
after 130 years.”
Globe will continue its partnership with the
Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at the Globe booth. Try the new gear
for yourself in the virtual reality experience and Globe will make a
donation to the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund in your name.
Terry Farrell was a father, a husband, a brother, and a dedicated
firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001, during the
World Trade Center attack. Among the 343 heroes who died that day,
he was in Tower Two when it collapsed. A decorated member of Rescue
4/FDNY and chief of the Dix Hills Volunteer Fire Department, Terry
was a devoted firefighter who embodied the spirit of courage and
giving. The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established in his
memory to assist firefighters and families across the nation with
financial, educational and medical support, and to provide equipment
donations for fire departments in need.
Also at FDIC, Globe will
sponsor the International Networking Event and International Lounge
and encourages all of its partners who keep first responders safe
all over the world to take advantage of these resources.
nation’s largest firefighter training conference and exhibition is
being held April 24-29 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil
Stadium in Indianapolis. Globe’s booth (#2411) is located in Hall D
at the Indiana Convention Center.
need to be prepared to perform at the maximum of their ability, on
every call. That’s why Globe delivers the most advanced,
best-fitting, and longest lasting protection by listening to our
customers, creating breakthrough designs, and applying the
engineering skills of the nation’s most trusted turnout gear
manufacturer. Globe turnout gear is designed to protect you, move
with you, and improve your performance. It’s athletic gear for
firefighters. Learn more at
About the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
The Terry Farrell
Firefighters Fund is made of up firefighters and family members who
volunteer their time and energy to help fellow brothers, sisters and
departments in need. The fund operates annually on a budget of 1-3%
and sustains itself through fundraising and the donations of
individuals, fire departments and corporate sponsors. Contributions
to the fund are tax deductible. National chapters are in Alabama,
California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Learn more at
Annual Pittsfield Fiddle Contest
The Pittsfield Youth Workshop
(PYW) would like to invite you to the 15th Annual Pittsfield Fiddle
Contest on Friday, May 5th, 2017. The contest will be held in the
Pittsfield Middle High School Lecture Hall, at 23 Oneida Street 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.
Please 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.
The 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
State Independent Living Tips Off Hoops On Wheels 2017!
business and community members are getting ready for the Granite
State Independent Living sixth annual wheelchair basketball
In just over a month, spirited community members
will be gathering on the Rundlett Middle School courts for Granite
State Independent Living’s (GSIL) sixth annual wheelchair basketball
tournament, Hoops on Wheels 2017! At this event, people with
and people without disabilities compete in wheelchairs for the
As players maneuver their way around the
court, they get a small taste of what it’s like to use a wheelchair
and the importance of accessibility throughout the community.
had never been in a wheelchair before, so it was an interesting
experience right from the get-go“, says returning player Jim
Wisniewski, owner of Interiors East and member of Business
Networking International (BNI). “When the ball is on the floor, it’s
just not easy to reach… That was what I took away most from the
whole experience - understanding the challenges of people in
wheelchairs. That was the best part.”
The event is sponsored by
PiF Technologies and New Hampshire Healthy Families, who have also
entered teams. Teams choose their own level, competitive or
recreation; each team raising $1000 for entry registration. The
all-day tournament will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 starting at
8:00 a.m. Games will be located on the courts of Rundlett Middle
School, 144 South Street, in Concord, NH. Event admittance is
free and open to the public. All funds raised will directly support
the mission of GSIL.
Team registration is now open! The
confirmed roster includes employees from organizations including,
but not limited to: Associated Grocers of New England, SAU 53,
CGI Business Solutions, Crotched Mountain School, Hopkinton Rotary,
Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack Valley High School,
Mobility Works, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Prospect Mountain
High School, Subway and Windham Group.
For more information on
the GSIL fundraising event or to sign-up your team today, please
Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit
organization whose mission is to promote life with independence for
people with disabilities and those experiencing the natural process
of aging through home care offerings, employment programs and
community services, such as advocacy, information, education,
support and transition services. For more information on GSIL, its
programs and supports, visit www.gsil.org or call
Carpenter Library April News And Events
Our library hours
are changing again! Our new hours are:
Monday & Wednesday:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00-2:30 pm
Preschool story hour Thursdays from 10:00 am
– 11:00 am. Join Ms. Holly for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts
and a snack. All ages welcome.
1, 2, 3 Cook! Tuesday, April 11
from 12:30-2:00 pm. “What’s In the Can? Low Sodium Tuna.” Come early
at 11:30 for a delicious lunch.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, April 19th at 7pm at the Town Hall.
Read Meet & Talk
Book discussion group - Tuesday, April 25th at 10:30. We will be
discussing The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts. Join us
for an exciting book discussion, stay for a leisurely & nutritious
lunch afterward at a bargain price!
Politics Of Stonework Chapter 9
By Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
Thursday January 26th, 2012
Letter To The Suncook Sun
stone wall on Rt. 4 Northwood, NH in front of David Docko’s Rock Pit
is over 1/3 of the 185 ft. built. I have about 30 days with 10 days
of help since September 2012.
David tells me this hill was once
called Mile Stone Hill, due to there used to be a Granite Highway
mile marker some where near the top.
I have never worked near so
many cars and trucks at a wall site. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a
zoo with the wall as my cage and the traffic as a constant supply of
spectators. So I try to keep working to show people what a Stoneman
Sometimes in the afternoon I get a little light headed. I
don’t know if it’s the exhaust fumes or my pipe.
to all the people going by who give me a thumbs-up, or a beep of
their horn, or a coffee from the Northwood Country Market or Dunkin’
Thanks to Joe from Northwood who put my family name on an
oak plaque with a message of love and hope and gave it to me.
Enough though, I know we come from rocks. I thank God everyday for
my family, friends, past customers, David and “Another Day.”
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
Mark and I finished building the Docko Wall June of 2016. My son
James came back to work with us, and on his first day back found the
corner stone on the eastern slope of Catamount Mountain. We could
not finish this wall without it.
Early Spring I had stopped by to
talk with Dave Docko. He told me he wanted his wall finished. I told
him it had only been 5 years, and that I needed the perfect corner
stone to finish. He told me I had better find something in his pit
to finish. The phone rang, I got out of there. Anyway thanks to my
son James, we finished the wall and Dave invited us to his party on
I tried very hard to build the best wall in New
Here are the statistics:
95 days of labor for me
35 days help with James, Justin, Jeffy,
Jepheth (Freddy) and
mostly my brother Mark
42” x 42” x 185 feet long
up in the middle.
Wall is actually wider than it is taller but it
looks taller than wider. This is known as an optical illusion.
Dave dug, loaded and trucked rock from Deerfield Rt. 107,
Bennett Bridge Road
• Eastern Slope Catamount Mountain,
• Mead Field, Northwood
• Bow Street, Northwood
and any good rock in the pit that I could beat the crushers too.
This wall is meant to inspire people on their commute on Route 4.
Docko’s 185 ft. Wall on Rt. 4 in Northwood, NH.
Photograph by Tom
Pittsfield Area Senior Center News
Cat Faulkner is back at the
Pittsfield Senior Center on Tuesday, April 18, at 10:30 AM. Cat is a
favorite performer and she gains new fans at every show. This is a
free live musical performance, where she combines the traditional
jazz style with her interpretation of the American Songbook. You may
be familiar with the iconic songs of that era that include, “It had
to be you,” “Night and Day,” and “My Romance.” Please come, enjoy
the music, and have lunch with us. Call 435-8482 to make your
The Pittsfield Area Senior Center is having a Bake
Sale and In Door Yard Sale Thursday, April 20, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. The
funds will support the Meals on Wheels program through the Community
Action Program of Belknap and Merrimack County. Come out, buy some
tasty treats or treasures, and support a great cause. We are located
on 74 Main St. in Pittsfield and if you have, any questions call
Homecoming Celebration Service
Rodney W. Lindberg, Sr.
18, 1916 - March 6, 2017
Keene Terrace Baptist Church
Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 AM
Rodney Lindberg currently
resided in Haughton, Louisiana and passed away March 6, 2017,
peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 100.
Viking, Alberta Canada in 1916, he moved to Pittsfield, New
Hampshire at the age of 2, making a life there for 61 years; then
retiring to Florida in 1979.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, son, first wife, three brothers, and 2 sisters. He is
survived by his wife of 36 years; Grace Lindberg; daughter Gretchen
Lance and husband Ralph; grandsons Buddy Lance and wife Jenny; Jimmy
Lance and wife Versie; Corey Lance and wife Angi; Chuck Lindberg and
wife Jean; Jeff Lindberg, and Matt Lindberg, and 15 great
Submitted By Mike Mavity, Grace Capital Church
Expectations can be a funny thing. We can feel so happy when our
expectations are met. If we go out to a nice restaurant and the food
is average and service is poor, then we become unhappy with our
unmet expectations. However, if we go to our favorite fast food
chain and the food is average and the service is poor, we aren’t
nearly as unhappy because our expectations are different there.
There was a guy in the Bible whose expectations weren’t met for a
long, long time. The guy’s name was Abram and we can read about him
starting in Genesis 12. God made a promise to Abram that he would
have many heirs and that He would bless him and make his name great.
God repeated this promise to Abram at least seven times in the book
The only problem was that as Abram grew older and
older, there were no heirs! Finally when Abram was in his 80’s, his
wife, Sarai, decided they should create the answer to God’s promise
by giving Sarai’s handmaiden to Abram to have a child. Of course,
this wasn’t God’s promise so the anguish of Abram and Sarai over a
Finally, when Abram was 100 and Sarai was 90,
they had the promised son. But, when Abram was waiting and waiting
for this promise to be fulfilled, don’t you think he was wondering
if God had failed him? Don’t you think that Abram felt like God had
forgotten him and Sarai and that God’s promise was going to go
As we read a little further, though, we can see
more depth to the story. We can see that God was working in the
middle of Abram’s wait. God was working to fulfill His promise to
Abram even while Abram and Sarai decided to make their own
fulfillment to the promise with Sarai’s handmaiden. God is always in
the middle of our lives. He is in the middle space when we feel like
our expectations won’t be met. He’s in the middle space when we feel
like He has failed us. He’s in the middle space, between our
failures and the future He has for us. God is in the middle!
Sometimes, there is even a miracle in the middle. You see, part of
Abram’s and Sarai’s journey with God included a time when God
changed their names. God changed Sarai’s name to Sarah and he
changed Abram’s name to Abraham. In Hebrew, the name Abram means
‘exalted father’ while the name Abraham means ‘father of
multitudes’. Somewhere in the middle between God’s promise to Abram
and the fulfillment of that promise, God performed a miracle for
Abram. In the middle of Abram’s distress over not having an heir,
God performed a miracle in Abram. He gave Abram an identity. He not
only changed his name from Abram to Abraham, but He gave Abraham an
identity as father of multitudes.
When we feel like God has
forgotten us. When we feel like He as failed us. When we feel that
we don’t matter to God, we can remember this story of Abraham and
know that there is often a miracle in the middle. When we are right
in the middle of a hard spot, God is working on us. When we are in
the middle of difficult things and we want to rush God’s promises
along, God is working in us. When we are in the middle and feel like
our promise is lost to us and to God, we can remember that He is a
God of miracles in the middle.
To The Editor
Select board meeting 4/4/17- Bi-weekly meeting of
BOS consisted largely of committee and part-time police appointments
and routine paperwork.
The meeting was not boring however. As
one public attendee observed, I kicked another hornet’s nest.
Donations of new and used personal property ranging from used
furniture to exercise equipment are frequently given to different
departments with no review by the BOS. Certainly most donations are
in the best interests of the town, and should be accepted with
appreciation. The reason it makes sense for the BOS to consider it
first is so that no gift that could cost taxpayers future expenses
is accepted without a vote by the town, or anything that could be
construed as inappropriate, whether or not there’s any merit to the
concern. Public perception matters.
We all thought donations
under $5,000 didn’t require BOS consideration, so I proposed a gift
policy that would require all donations to be considered by the BOS
first. The board was divided in opinion, but I withdrew my proposal
with no vote after I made a late call to legal.
approval was the hornet’s nest. A couple residents declared they
would stop donating completely if the policy was adopted. However,
the buck stops with the BOS and I feel it’s incumbent on us to
consider all aspects of donations. Regardless, both my proposal and
the indignance of some residents are mute points. Turns out there is
an RSA that was adopted at town meeting in 1996 that accomplishes
the same thing I had proposed and we already have it. I expect it
will be applied going forward, with possible exception of
incidentals. I hope we continue to have donations offered and I will
gladly vote to accept the vast majority of them.