Town Crier for May 13

Pittsfield Youth Workshop is accepting Craft Fair Registrations for the 37th Annual Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally. For more information please contact Zach at 435-8272 or

The Friends of Josiah Carpenter Library will be holding a Used Book Sale in conjunction with the Town Wide Yard Sale on June 2, 2018. Please consider donating your used books to the library to add to the book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library.

On Thurs, May 17 at 3:30 pm a poetry reading to celebrate Maureen VanHorn’s “Fly Falls in Milk Jug: News in Haiku” will be held at Josiah Carpenter Library. Please stop in and celebrate with Maureen.

Save the Date – Saturday, July 14 for Pittsfield Old Home Day. The theme of the day is “Once Upon A Time, Favorite Fairytales”. More information will be coming but mark it on your calendar. Please note – this is a week earlier than last year due to the NASCAR race at NHMS is on July 21-22 and we plan our OHD event on the opposite weekend!

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the Multi-Town Yard Sale again this year. The dates are Fri – Sun, June 1-3., 8am-2pm daily. Seven towns participate in this annual event. Registered participants in Pittsfield and each of its bordering towns are noted in a google map released May 31 via a link on our website and Facebook page: or on Facebook the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce Register to be on the map between April 25th and May 25th. Registration forms are available in The Suncook Valley Sun weekly newspaper or on our website and Facebook page. Individual registration is $5 or Group in $10. We also have a Community Site located in Dustin Park available to you. We will confirm registration via email only. Email with pertinent info regarding set up information, bathroom, etc will be sent end of May. Sites are approx. 20’ of sidewalk frontage and deep. No tables, chairs, etc provided. No vehicles are allowed in the park. Maps will be available online at the end of the day on 5/30. Check the chamber website for details.

Footwork Friday has begun. PES students may be dropped off after 7:10 am at the Family Dollar lot to participate in walking to school as a group.

The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club is collecting gently used items for the Town Wide Yard Sale. Spots are available (for $10) for other groups or individuals to set up. If you have any items you’d like to donate or for more information, please contact Laurie Vien at 435-5052.

The South Pittsfield Community Club will be holding their Ham & Bean Suppers on Sat, May 19, June 2, June 16 and June 30. The All You Can Eat suppers are held at the Clubhouse at 444 Dowboro Rd from 5-6:30 pm. The menu is ham, homemade baked beans, brown bread, white bread, potato salad, homemade pies, and drinks….all this for $9-Adults, $5 (ages 6-12) and free for children under age 6.

Cabaret For A Cure, to benefit the American Cancer Society program at the Payson Center in Concord, will be held on Sat, May 18 at 7:30 pm at the Scenic Theatre. Tickets are $10 each. There will be raffles & refreshments. Call 435-8852 to reserve seats. NOTE: The date has changed to Fri, May 18.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will meet on Mon, May 14 at 7 pm at the Community Center, lower level.

The Pittsfield Circle of Home & Family group will meet on Thurs, May 17 at 6 pm at Stacy Davis’ house. For more information about the group, please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346.

The PES PTO will meet on Tues, May 15 at 6 pm at the PES Library.

The Library Trustees will meet on Wed, May 16 at 5 pm at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wed, May 16 at 6 pm at Dominick’s Restaurant. For more information, please contact Donna Keeley at

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tues, May 15 from 9-11am at the First Congregational Church. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Please use the Chestnut Street entrance. Monetary and product contributions are welcome. Please call 435-7471 to arrange drop-offs.

Don’t forget to save your box tops! 10 cents from each one goes right back to the school! Ask all of your friends and family members to save them. Check out this link for the list of participating products!…/participating-products. Send or drop them off at PES.

On Wednesday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the PMHS lecture hall, the Pittsfield School District will host a School Safety Forum, as a follow-up from the forum this past March. The purpose of the forum will be to share information related to the school district’s emergency preparedness plan and to have a dialogue with families and community members on topics related to school safety. We hope you can join us!

The folks who are carrying on the hanging basket tradition, started by John Lenaerts over 15 years ago, have ordered the flowers and begun preparations so that our town can be graced with overhead ‘flower power’ once again this year! If you enjoy looking up and seeing the flowers, would you consider making a donation? Each year our flower angels plant and hang 40+ baskets, your donation, no matter how much, will help cover the cost of the flowers, soil, fertilizer, and maintenance of the flower power watering cart! Donations can be mailed to Donna Keeley, Citizens Bank Hanging Basket Flower Fund, 256 True Road, Pittsfield, NH. 03263.

The Pittsfield Middle High School Prom will be held on May 19 at Lake Shore Farm in Northwood. Have fun, be safe and enjoy every minute!

A Traveling Art Show at PES will be held May 14-18. The opening reception will be on Thurs, May 17 from 4-6pm.

Happy Mother’s Day to my fabulous mother, Carol Grainger and to my wonderful mother-in-law, Corine Miller. Thank you for all you do and enjoy your special day!