Town Crier

Town Crier for December 10

NEW Hours at the B.C.E.P. Solid Waste Facility (a.k.a. the recycling center), effective 1/1/18 are Tues – Sat from 8-4pm (scales close at 3:45 pm) and Closed Sun and Mon.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a House Decorating Contest in the spirit of the season. Any Address in Pittsfield, NH (home or business) may enter by mailing in an entry form. Entry forms are available for printing at or on Facebook: The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce (@GreaterPittsfieldChamber). Entry is FREE and the prize is $100! The deadline to enter is Dec. 15 and judging will take place on Dec. 20 from 7-10 pm, weather permitting.

The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 is conducting a 15-pound Turkey Basket Raffle and it is open to the public. Tickets are $1.00 a ticket or $5.00 for six tickets. The deadline for turning in tickets and money is December 14, 2017. The drawing will be held on December 16, so that the winner will have plenty of time to thaw out the turkey for Christmas meal. For tickets or further information, contact Post 75 Adjutant Merrill Vaughan at 435-5207 (home) or 340-1375 (cell phone).

The Concord Regional Crimeline has board openings. Simply go to our website, and print the individual application. Upon completion send it to CRCL c/o Concord Police Dept, 35 Green Street, Concord NH 03302 ATTN: Deputy Chief Greg Taylor. The CRCL Chairman will contact the applicant for an interview. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 6, 2018.

The Players’ Kid’s Theater Workshop will hold auditions for their 2018 show, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. on Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, at The Scenic Theatre at 4 pm each day. The Workshop is open to kids ages 8 to 18, and those auditioning will be taught a song and asked to sing, taught a few simple dance steps, and asked to read from the script. The show is performed the week of February 20, in two matinees for local schools, and three evening performances. Kids are also needed to help build sets, set and run lights and help with costumes. Contact for more info.

At the Library. -The Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet at the library on Monday, December 13th at 5:00 pm. New members for all of our ongoing activities are always welcome!

During December the 10:00 am Thursday preschool story hour (at the Library) will enjoy cookie decorating, ornament making and explore holiday traditions. The afterschool Cozy Nook Book Adventure Club meets at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays and will be learning about holiday traditions, decorate gingerbread houses and make ornaments. The Stay and Playgroup for toddlers and their parents/caregivers meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am for a brief story, simple activities and time to socialize.

The Pittsfield Circle of Home & Family group will hold their annual Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 pm at Stacy Davis’ home.

On Thursday, December 14, at 10:00 AM at the Senior Center, the Christmas Party will begin at 10:00 AM. There will be a Yankee gift swap. If you want to participate in the gift swap, please bring a gift of no more than $10.00. The Christmas dinner will be served at 12:00 PM. Hope to see you here and please call 435-8482 to make your reservation before December 6. No Bingo on this day!!

On Tuesday, December 12, 10:30 AM at the Senior Center- Joint Health—Did you know that the foods we eat can cause inflammation in our bodies? We have the ability to change our diets and to decrease the inflammation response in our joints. As we know it’s important to keep moving but it is hard to do it if our knees, hips, back, or feet hurt. Judy Cook is teaching the class. She is a Certified Health Coach, who will expand and enhance your knowledge about making simple/easy changes for you to feel better, have more energy, and decrease joint discomfort.

There will be a Special Town Meeting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 16, at the PES Gymnasium. The Board of Selectmen received a petition to establish a village water district as described in NH RSA 52. You are hereby notified to meet at the Pittsfield Elementary School Gymnasium at 34 Bow Street in said Pittsfield on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. to act on the following articles. Article 1: Shall those domiciled within the proposed village water district, vote to establish the Pittsfield Village Water District for the purpose of the supply of water for domestic and fire purposes, which may include the protection of sources of supply, as described in RSA 52:1 (d)? Article 2: If Article 1 establishes a village water district, choose by ballot the following officers: one Clerk for a one (1) year term, three Commissioners for a one (1) year term, one Moderator for a one (1) year term, one Treasurer for a one (1) year term.

The Select Board is seeking a Pittsfield resident to represent the town on the BCEP Solid Waste District budget committee. A committee application may be picked up at the Selectmen’s Office.

The PES PTO will meet on Tues, Dec. 12 at 6:30 pm at the PES Library. New members are always welcome!

The Parks & Recreation Committee will meet on Tues, Dec. 12 at 6:15 pm at the Town Hall.