Pittsfield NH News

August 9, 2017


The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on August 15 beginning at 1 pm.  All who are interested in stamp collecting are welcome to attend.  Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues.  For more information, call Dan Day at 603-228-1154.



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The Friday Night Kayaking Group met  Friday July 28, 2017 with a record matching 15 kayaks to enjoy nearby Pleasant Lake. The group is open to everyone and meets at different local kayaking sites every Friday at 6 PM during June, July and August. The paddling trips last just over an hour and are always in the Northwood to Barnstead area. Simply show up at this week’s Friday night’s location. Visit our web site at huffnpuff.info for information and location of the next trip and put yourself on our email list. You can also call Paul Oman at 435 -7199 for more information.



Pittsfield Players Auditions For Once Upon A Mattress


The Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for their fall musical, Once Upon A Mattress at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St., Pittsfield,  on Sunday and Monday, August 20 and 21 at 7 pm each evening. The fall show will run for two weekends, November 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18, and will be directed by Marty Williams. Auditioners will be asked to sing a song (bring your own sheet music if your song is not from the show), read from the script and do a few dance steps that we’ll teach you.


Once Upon A Mattress is the hilarious adult version of the story of the princess and the pea, set to music, of course. The show has music written by Mary Rodgers, book by Jay Thompson, Dean Full and Marshall Barer, who also wrote the lyrics. But if you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reaches the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.


The show has principal roles for 3 women and 6 men, and a singing and dancing ensemble of ladies in waiting, knights, soldiers, servants and musicians. In other words, there are tons of good parts for potential cast members. Hope to see you at auditions!



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Pittsfield Youth Baseball Association would like to say a big  THANK YOU  to the Sanderson Fund and Bruce Bova (and Crew) of BJ Carpentry for the new deck on our clubhouse!



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Left to Right-April Ellis, Suzie Fife, Joyce Pearson, Pat Smith, Jon Martin, Sandy Gilmore, Mickey King.




Our TOPS chapter recently had an installation of new officers for the next year. Outgoing leader, Mickey King was the installing officer, presenting the new officers: Joyce Pearson, Leader; Jon Martin, Co-Leader; Pat Smith, Treasurer; Sandy Gilmore, Secretary; Weight Recorders, Susie Fife and April Ellis. Congratulations to them.


We look forward to another great TOPS year with our new officers.  We invite anyone interested to visit us at TOPS as we Take Off  Pounds  Sensibly.  We meet Tuesdays 6:30PM at Berakah on Fairview Rd. For questions call Pat-435-5333 or Beth 435-7397.



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Pittsfield Balloon Rally’s Frank H. Donovan 5K race directors Keith and Libby Kun presenting Noah MacGlashing of PMHS with the 2017 Frank H. Donovan Scholarship in the amount of $1200.  Noah will attend UNH in the fall and study nursing.




Esther M. Beckwith


Boscawen: Esther M. Beckwith, 88, a resident of Merrimack County Home, died August 2nd at the home following a brief illness.


She was born in Loudon, the daughter of Rhuna and Fern (Sargent) Flanders. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. She had lived in Lebanon, Concord, Bow, and most recently in Pittsfield at Vintage Hill.


She had worked as a private care giver for the McKenny family in Chichester and she managed the “salad bar” at Havenwood for several years. She is survived by nieces, including Delena Flanders of Loudon and nephews.


A Memorial Mass was celebrated at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pittsfield. The Rev John Mac Kenzie, Pastor officiated. An Urn followed in the Loudon Ridge Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 166 So River Rd. Suite 210 Bedford, NH 03110. The Waters Funeral Home, David Pollard Director, assisted with arrangements.













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