Town Crier for June 18

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop is 30 years old!! Plans are being made to celebrate this wonderful milestone. If you attended PYW, worked at PYW, volunteered at PYW anytime over the past 30 years – we want to hear from you. PYW will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary with an OPEN HOUSE on Sat, June 24 from 1-4pm with guided tours of the Drop-In Center, lots of photos and a display of our vision for the future. For more information visit PYW’s website or call 435-8272 and speak with Zach or Paula.

Save the Date for Old Home Day – Sat, July 22 and the theme of the day is “PITTSFIELD GOES TO THE CIRCUS! ” We would love to have ALL the organizations in town have a float in the parade. Contact Mark Riel at 435-6346 or to register your float.

The Annual Cook Off for Old Home Day this year will be your “Favorite Flavored Popcorn” – Please bring your best batch of any flavored popcorn to Dustin Park on Sat, July 22. Cash prizes for the winners! To register for the Cook-off, call Andi Riel at 435-6346.

A Pittsfield Community Garden committee has been formed and they will meet each Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please attend the meeting.

Calling ALL Victory Workers 4-H Club Alumni, current members and leaders- Save the date, Sat, June 24 to celebrate the Club’s 75 years. Registration at 11am, business meeting at 11:30 am, Pot Luck Lunch at 1 pm and Kids games, Social “hours” and sharing memories from 1-3 pm at the Riel’s Barn, 930 Catamount Rd. For more information, contact Mark Riel at 435-6346.

It is time to pick Pittsfield’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. We need to know who you feel should be honored this year. Please send the name of your nominee and why you feel they should be honored to: Citizen of the Year, P O Box 173, Pittsfield N H 03263. The deadline to receive nominations will be June 19. A panel of former Citizens of the Year will choose this year’s honoree from the nominations submitted.

Pittsfield Balloon Rally’s Frank H. Donovan 5K race will be held Sunday, August 6th at 9:00 am, starting from Drake Field. Registration at or paper app on the back of the brochure/ available thru Lightbox. Pre-registration cost is $20 and Race Day registration is $25 (cash only). Contact Keith and Libby Kun, 603-505-1636 or with questions.

On July 22nd Pittsfield will celebrate Old Home Day “Pittsfield Goes to the Circus!” The community fair will be in Dustin Park from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Old Home Day Committee is looking for crafters and community organizations to join the fair. Community organizations can participate for free, and the vendor fee is $10.00. If you would like to set up a table or booth please contact Leslie Vogt at 435-7993 or

The PES Eighth Grade Promotion will be held on June 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the PMHS gym.

The Drake Field Summer Recreation Program is free to Pittsfield children in grades 1-8. High school students are welcome to join in and help for community service credit. We are located at Drake’s Field and open Monday- Thursday beginning June 26th and ending August 3rd . The only cost is for admission is to some field trips, many are free. Breakfast and lunches will be provided free of charge. Good behavior is mandatory. Signup sheets will be sent home with school children soon. For more information please contact Mrs. Sawyer at 267-6733.

The Circle of Home & Family group will meet on Thurs, June 22 at 6 pm for their annual banquet.

The Josiah Carpenter Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wed, June 21 at 7 pm at the library.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wed, June 21 at 6 pm at the Community Center, lower level. For more information, contact Donna Keeley at

The PHS Class of 1969 is holding their 48th Class Reunion on Thurs, Aug. 3 at 6 pm at Johnson’s Seafood & Steak in Northwood. RSVP by July 20. Contact Elaine Kimball Cannon on facebook.

Josiah Carpenter Library Summer Reading Program will begin with a free performance by Steve Corning’s One Man Juggling and Entertainment Extravaganza! You’ll be amazed by fast-paced juggling routines, comedy magic and sideshow stunts. Following the performance a maximum of 30 youth will be able to take part in a juggling workshop that will introduce skills that can build to life-long exhilarating hobby. Please come and enjoy awesome juggling entertainment! No reservations are needed; the rain location is Pittsfield Elementary School. At the performance children will be able to register for Build a Better World, the library’s summer reading program which will continue through August 3rd. Visit the library any time to learn about scheduled activities and registration. Questions? Call 435-8406 or email

The Infant-Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tues, June 20 from 9-11 am at the First Congregational Church. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Monetary and product contributions are most welcome. Please call the church to arrange for drop off at 435-7471. Please use the Chestnut St. entrance.

Congratulations to the Pittsfield Middle High School Varsity Boys Baseball team on a very successful season!

Grace Capital Church will be hosting a Free family cookout on Friday, June 30 at 6 pm at Dustin Park. There will be burgers, hot dogs, kids games and music.

The Friday Night Kayak Group will meet every Friday at 6pm at a different local location for a fun paddling trip. The group is open to everyone. Visit the website, for more information and location of the next trip and add your name to the email list or call Paul Oman at 435-7199.

The Pittsfield Wellness Coalition will meet on Mon, June 19 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Pittsfield Middle High School Media Center. For more information, please contact Susan Bradley at 494-1015 or

The Last day of school is Tues, June 20 – enjoy your summer break!

Happy Anniversary wishes to Tina & Roger Metcalf on Fri. I hope you enjoy your special day.

Happy Father’s Day to my fabulous father-in-law, Leon Miller!