Town Crier

Town Crier for August 25

The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will meet on Tues, Aug. 27 at 6pm at Main Street Grill & Bar.

Thanks to everyone from the PHS Class of 1984 that attended the 35th Reunion.  A great time was had by all!!

The Pittsfield Historical Society continues to raise funds for the new Museum and Headquarters.  A commemorative garden on the Museum grounds is being worked on.  A “BUY-A-BRICK” project affords an opportunity for people to buy a brick to honor yourself, loved ones past or present or whomever you wish to remember. The bricks will be sold for $100 each and may be engraved with 3 lines of 18 characters each for a 4”x8” brick.  Please visit www.pittsfieldhistory.com for a donation form and instructions.  For more information, please call 798-3984.

School supplies and clothing are being collected for our local schools. Please help support this super needed initiative by donating School Supplies, Clothing or Backpacks for our local students and teachers who could use them.  Drop off boxes are at Jack’s Pizza – Pittsfield, Pittsfield’s Main St Variety and Joy Church.

Are you a parent or family member to a Pittsfield Student? Do you care about your and other students success, and want to deepen your leadership skills to support school improvements? We’d love to connect with YOU! Pittsfield Listens is now accepting applications to join the Family and Community Engagement Team (FACE) of Pittsfield Listens- for the September-December cohort.  Contact parentorganizer@pittsfieldlistens.org to learn more, or apply today and we’ll be in touch.  Apply at:https://forms.gle/jhDz72uqqSSkxoLW6

Pittsfield Listens encourages underrepresented youth, parent, family, and community voice on issues and policies that directly affect their educations and lives.  To learn more, visit www.pittsfieldlistens.org

The Pittsfield Beautification Committee will be hosting a MUM/ASTER Sale on Saturday, September 7th from 8 am to Noon.  This annual fundraising event will be next door to Jack’s Pizza at the garden on the corner of Broadway and Catamount.  In addition to the plants, there will be baked goods as well as a yard sale.   Please visit us and help support the beautiful gardens in Pittsfield.

On September 11, 2019 at 7 PM, the Pittsfield Historical Society will be presenting a program by Michael Bruno on New Hampshire’s Roadside Historical Markers.  Michael’s program is geared towards the history of the New Hampshire Historical Marker program, how he came about the idea of the book and some local marker information specific to this area.  Michael encourages audience participation and questions.  He will have books available for sale and will be glad to autograph them as well.  The program will be held at the Society Headquarters on Elm Street. In Pittsfield.

The members of The American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75, Pittsfield, NH  will hold their September meeting on September 2 at 7:30 pm at Post 42, Barnstead, NH.  This meeting will be of great importance as we will decide on what to do with our Post Home, located at 3 Loudon Rd in Pittsfield.  This building has been our home for over 80 years and now is in disrepair. The roof and ceiling tiles need to be totally replaced, the wiring and plumbing need to be brought up to code. There are three options open to us:

  1. rebuild with the help of the community and donations;
  2. sell at fair market value;
  3. demolish it totally.
  4. come up with another viable solution.

We need as many members of the Post as possible to attend this important meeting to discuss the future of where we will be in the future.

We are most gracious to the leadership of Post 42 for allowing us to use their Post home for our meetings for over a year now and we will forever be thankful for their support.  However, it is now time for us to tend to our future.

The Read, Meet, Talk Book club will meet at the Pittsfield Senior Center on Tues, Aug. 27 at 10:30am to discuss “In the Woods” by Tana French.

The PES Open House is Monday, August 26, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A BBQ dinner  will be available to all students and families free of charge from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the lower field. The Open House hours at the elementary school are 6:00-7:00 p.m. The goal of our Open House is for students and families to meet their classroom teacher, see the classroom space, and discuss their hopes and dreams for the new school year. Our Health Services office will be open from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for families to drop off medications to be administered during school hours. Additionally, variety of community organizations will be on hand from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to share information about youth programs and other opportunities.

On Monday, August 26, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. we will have a PMHS Open House for all students and families in grades 7-12. The Open House is an opportunity for students and families to walk through their schedule and meet faculty and staff members. Additionally, our traditional orientation programs for seventh and ninth grade are being incorporated into our Open House.  Our Health Services office will also be open from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for families to drop off medications to be administered during school hours and a variety of other school and community organizations will be on site. The Open House will conclude with a BBQ open to all students and families free of charge from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the lower field.

The FIRST day of School is Wed, Aug. 28.  Be safe and have fun!!

The Community Development Committee will meet on Wed, Aug. 28 at 6:30pm at the Town Hall

Happy Anniversary wishes to Rick & Jen Walter on Sun.