Town Crier

Town Crier for June 17

The Pittsfield School District at the Exhibition Night acknowledged 3 Alumni to the Alumni Spotlight Hall of Fame.  Beginning in 2017, the Pittsfield School District has highlighted the success and contributions of alumni from Pittsfield High School.  Congratulations to David Fogg (Class of 1996), Pamela Miller (Class of 1974) and to Andrea Riel (Class of 1984) on being inducted into the 2018 Alumni Spotlight.

Are you a Crafter?? 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

Save the Date – Saturday, July 14 for Pittsfield Old Home Day.  The theme of the day is “Once Upon A Time, Favorite Fairy Tales”.  Clubs, Businesses, organizations, teams, and neighbors are all invited and encouraged to participate in the parade.  Please visit the town website at , click on “Boards” and then “Old Home Day Committee” for a REGISTRATION FORM for the parade (this is new this year and will be required to participate in the parade).  For more information, please call 435-6346.

The Cook-Off for the Pittsfield Old Home Day this year will be “ANY KIND OF BREAD”   (think….Hansel & Gretel left breadcrumbs to find their way home….)   We would prefer that you submit Loaves of bread (not just breadcrumbs!) – any kind you’d like (flavored quick breads, squash bread, zucchini bread, etc…)  This event is sponsored by the Victory Workers 4-H Club.  Anyone and everyone is invited to submit their BEST loaves of bread and bring them to the 4-H Booth at Dustin Park by 9 am on Sat, July 14.  The winners will be selected by the public by popular vote.  CASH prizes will be awarded:  1st– $75, 2nd– $50 and 3rd– $25.  The First 10 people to call or email will be registered.  Please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or email at to register.

The South Pittsfield Community Club will be holding their last Ham & Bean Supper on Sat, 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.

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 American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 is conducting a 50/50 drawing that will be held on July 2, 2018 at, the Post Home at the end of our special meeting.  Anyone can participate, by sending whatever amount you want to donate, address, and phone number (we are a 501c non-profit organization), to American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75, P. O. Box 11, Pittsfield, NH 03263.  These donations will be used to help us further our goals to the community to include reenergizing our Peterson-Cram Post 75 Robert O. Moulton Scholarship Award to a deserving graduate from the class of 2019.

The Pittsfield Circle of Home & Family group will meet for their annual dinner at Main Street Grill and Bar on Thurs, June 21 at 6pm.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wed, June 20 at 6pm at Dominick’s Restaurant.  For more information, contact Donna Keeley at

1st Annual Cornhole Tournament during the Suncook Valley Rotary Balloon Rally (Sat, Aug 4 at Drake Field)!  All proceeds to benefit PES PTO.  Entry fee is $25 per team or $15 per person if registered before August 1st (after August 1st is $30 per team/or $20 per person). A limited number of teams/spots available–REGISTER TODAY!   E-mail for a registration form.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tues, June 19 from 9-11 am 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 for drop off.

Stand Up Pittsfield will meet on Monday at 6pm at the PMHS Media Center.  New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is offering a $500 scholarship.  Applications are available online at  If you are graduating high school in 2018 and live in the town of Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom or Pittsfield and plan to continue your education, you are eligible to apply for our scholarship.  The deadline is June 25, 2018.

The F.B. Argue Recreation Area (aka Town Pool/beach) will open on June 22 at 1:00 for the summer season. The hours for the summer are Mon-Fri, 12-5pm and Sat-Sun- 1-5pm.  All children under the age of 11 will need to be accompanied by an adult on Saturday and Sunday. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  The daily admission for residents is $1.00 per person. A family season pass may be bought for $50.00. Daily admission for non-residents will be $1.50 per person. All persons entering the area will be expected to pay. Children under 5 will be admitted free with a paid adult. Said paid adult will be responsible for supervision of said child. For more information, call 435-7510 or 435-7457 (during hours of operation).

The B.C.E.P. District Committee is hosting an informal survey to gather input on changing hours of operation.  We would like to know if opening earlier by one hour each day would be helpful or remaining open later one evening during the week would be more beneficial.  Evening hours would only be available from April 1st – Columbus Day weekend.  Please call 435-6237 or email staff@bcepsolidwaste.comwith your opinion.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 am at the Senior Center- “Bone Builders” class will be held. This is a free weight training program that is designed to help increase your muscle strength, bone density and balance. Bone Builder’s Class is held on the first floor of the Pittsfield Community Center. All are welcome. Please call the Senior Center at 435-8482 for more information.

The 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Tues, June 19 at 6pm at PES.

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Thurs, June 21 at 6pm at PES.

The last day of school is Fri, June 22.  To all the students, have fun, be safe and enjoy the summer!

Happy Father’s Day to my fabulous father-in-law, Leon Miller!  I hope you have a great day!

Happy Birthday wishes to Eli English on Monday.  I hope you have a great day!

Happy Anniversary wishes to Steve & Mary Schoppmeyer on Monday and to Tina & Roger Metcalf on Saturday.