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Town Crier for April 14, 2019

Published: 4/15/2019 3:37:32 PM
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■Bone Builders is held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■Bingo is held Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■Gentle Chair Yoga is held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a great way to strengthen your bones and help increase flexibility and breathing. This class costs $5 per class.

■Pastel Art Class is held Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The classes are $7.50 per class or $45 for a six week session; includes materials.

■The Cribbage Tournament will be held Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., come in and join the fun.

■Sign up for the Special Easter Dinner that will be held Thursday at the Suncook Senior Center.

■Zumba Gold is held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes are $10 for a drop in or $70 for 10 classes. These classes are a lot of fun.

■Tai Chi Moving Meditation is held Friday at 9 a.m. and a great class to help with balance and strength.

■Remember that your Dog License renewal is due by April 30, and for more information please call the town hall at 485-4276.



CHICHESTERHelp clean up park


■Toddler time at the library takes place Tuesday at 10:30 am.

■The Selectmen will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

■The Chichester PTO will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the school.

■The Agriculture Commission will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library.

■This Thursday, the Heritage Commission will met at 7 p.m. at the library. This is an open meeting, stop in and you may be able to help with Spring activities.

■The Trustees of the Trust will meet Friday at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall.

■This Friday the library is sponsoring a program featuring Randy Pierce, a blind hiker. It is at 7 p.m. at the Grange and is free and open to all. Randy will speak on his experiences: losing his vision and then being able to conquer mountains. His will also address his favorite nonprofit organizations: N.H. Association for the Blind and Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Please join us for a special evening. Refreshments will be served.

■Dog licenses are due April 30.

■Next Sunday is Easter Sunday. There will be two opportunities in Chichester to experience a sunrise service followed by church services. The Chichester Methodist Church Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m. at the town gazebo, followed by Easter breakfast at the Parish Hall, across the street. The Hope in Christ (Chichester Congregational Church) 153 Main St. (next to the library) will meet at 5:50 a.m. at the coffeehouse (across from the old church). Services will take place from 10 to 11:30 in the new worship center (behind the old church). These services are open to everyone.



EPSOMDrug Take Back Day

■Come eat out at UNO’s in Concord this Tuesday. Uno’s will donate 20% of your meal to the 2020 Class Washington, D.C., Trip. Forward to your friends and family. Contact ECS for coupon or go on Facebook under Epsom NH Local news for coupon.

■The Epsom Central School Grade Five DARE Graduation Ceremony is Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.

■There is a Spring Track meet on Thursday in Belmont at 4 p.m.

■Baseball team scheduled to play Tuesday at Strafford at 3:45 p.m.

■Please continue submitting the community service slips to Mrs. Palermo for grades five, six, seven and eight. We are excited to see the students work toward these goals. The last day to submit community service slips is May 24.

■Reminder: Spring Vacation for school will be from April 22 to April 26. Enjoy!

■Storytimes at the library are Mondays, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.; and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts.

■Memory Café is on Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■Bone Builders will meet on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the library.

■Mahjong continues to be played Tuesdays at 10:15. Stop, watch and learn to play this ancient game.

■The Knitters club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at the library.

■Toddler Time takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m at the library.

■Wednesday mornings at 10:30 the cribbage boards will be set up for those who play and for those who want to learn to play.

■Library Wednesday Movie Matinee this week is The Favourite, “a wildly entertaining, bracingly cynical comedy of royal manners directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It’s a farce with teeth” (N.Y. Times review). The movie starts at 1 p.m.

■Thursday is Lego Club at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town office.

■The Epsom Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, which is scheduled for April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We encourage anyone who has any unwanted prescription medication to bring it to the nearest collection agency, so it can be properly disposed of. Liquids should be in the original container and sealed in a plastic bag; also we do not accept needles of any kind. We appreciate your support and anticipate another successful event.

■BCEP warning: Ammunition has been found in both the garbage and recyclables and has been exploding! Please hand ammunition to staff and/or bring it into the office. This is dangerous and someone could get seriously hurt.


PEMBROKETown yard sale

■The Pembroke Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Town-Wide Yard Sale on May 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will supply each Seller with a brightly colored “Yard Sale Sign” and there will be lots of advertising from now to May 18. There will be a Yard Sale Center where Buyers can pick up the free list of all addresses and a corresponding map. There is a fee of $15 for the Sellers and no charge to Buyers. Sign up forms are around town or call 485-7058 or email for forms or questions.



PITTSFIELDEaster festivities

■The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dominick’s Restaurant. For more information, contact Donna Keeley at

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is offering its annual $500 Scholarship to a deserving graduating Senior. Students from Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom and Pittsfield are eligible to apply. Our Chamber has been awarding Scholarships for the last 15 years to deserving matriculating area seniors. Our application may be found on our website. We are now accepting applications and will be until May 31. Any applications received after that date will not be considered for the Scholarship. Applications should be mailed to the GPCC at P.O. Box 234, Pittsfield, N.H. 03263. Please feel free to email questions to We look forward to reviewing your application.

■Stand Up Pittsfield! group has changed their meeting date to be the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Media Center at Pittsfield Middle High School. The next meeting is May 14.

■An Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Committee will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Drake Field by the tennis courts. Hunt for candy-filled eggs, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, raffle for the Golden Egg. Kids are encouraged to bring a homemade hat/bonnet to wear in an in-park parade to greet the Easter Bunny. Prizes will be given for the most creative hats/bonnets.

■The PYW (Pittsfield Youth Workshop) is holding a Pasta Dinner on April 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will include your choice of pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. All for $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The wonderful youth of PYW will serve you (buffet style) and clean up after you!

■Families are invited to come to the library at 11 a.m. on Friday to create decorations for Easter. There will be a variety of activities and crafts including creating Easter bonnets and hats for the Parks and Recreation Easter egg hunt and parade to be held at Drake Field on Saturday.

■At the Senior Center - on Tuesday, at 10:30 p.m.: Cat Faulkner is back. Cat is a favorite performer and she gains new fans at every show. This is a free live musical performance, where she combines the traditional jazz style with her interpretation of the American Songbook. You may be familiar with the iconic songs of that era that include, “It had to be you,” “Night and Day,” and “My Romance.” Please come, enjoy the music, and have lunch with us. Call 435-8482 to make your reservations.

■The Pittsfield Senior Center needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels for different days of the week at different times for only two hours a week. Some of the jobs includes working in the kitchen preparing items for Meals on Wheels, the community meal, setting up for the meals, and washing dishes. Training is provided, if interested please call 435-8482. The work is easy and gratifying and only takes two hours a week. There are also other jobs volunteers are needed for. Please call the Center.

■There are opportunities to volunteer for the following committees and commissions: Conservation Commission, Community Development Committee, and Parks & Recreation Commission. If interested, please fill out the application available to download on the town website or pick up an application from the town hall. Please return the completed application to the Selectmen’s Office and it will be distributed to the appropriate appointing authority.

■The town is looking for volunteers to serve on the Budget Committee. There is currently one 1-year position and 3-year positions open. If you are interested, please fill out a committee appointment application (link available on or may be picked up from the Selectmen’s Office) and return it to the Selectmen’s Office at the Town Hall.

■Preschool registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on May 8 from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. If your child will be 3 years old by July 31 and you are a Pittsfield resident, your child is eligible to attend the PES preschool program. Please call the main office at 435-8432 to schedule an appointment.

■Joy Church will be holding a Good Friday service on April 19 at 7 p.m. at 55 Barnstead Rd. Please join us!

■The adult book club “Read, Meet, Talk” will meet at 10:30 a.m. on April 23 at the Pittsfield Senior Center to discuss The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

■First Congregational Church, 24 Main St., will hold its Palm Sunday Service today, April 14, 10 a.m. Palms will be distributed. A special Maundy Thursday worship service including Holy Communion, commemorating the “Last Supper” of Jesus, will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir and Peter Riel, soloist. On Easter Sunday, April 21, at 7 a.m., the customary Sunrise Service will be held in the sanctuary with breakfast immediately following (about 8 a.m.) in the vestry. The traditional Easter worship service will commence at 10 a.m. with special music by the Chancel Choir and JuBellation Handbell Choir. Come and worship at either service and join us for breakfast! There is parking as well as a wheelchair accessible entrance at the rear of the church at Chestnut Street. For more information about any of these services, call the church office at 435-7471 and speak with Rev. Dave Stasiak.

■Update on the Floral Park Cemetery Fence: This is a reminder from Carole Richardson that funds continue to be collected for the last phase of the Floral Park Cemetery Fence. The estimate to complete the fence is $16,000, and there is currently $2,332.67 in the fund. Checks can be made payable to the “Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund” and sent to the Pittsfield Town Hall, 95 Main St., Pittsfield, N.H. With Memorial Day fast approaching this would be a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved one. Thank you in advance for your continued support for this wonderful project.

■The Pittsfield Historical Society, in conjunction with New Hampshire Humanities, will host the program: “A Walk Back in Time: The Secret of Cellar Holes” presented by Adair Mulligan. She will explore the origins of cellar holes and what secrets they may hide. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. This program is free and open to the public. Please join us May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society, 13 Elm Street.

■The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St. Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes. Everyone is welcome. Note: Please use the Chestnut Street entrance. Monetary and product contributions are welcome. Please call the church at 435-7471 to arrange for drop off.

■Happy Birthday wishes to Rick Chase on Monday, to Lee Miller and Matt Engelman on Thursday, to Linda Rafeal on Friday and to Sean Foster on Saturday. I hope you all enjoy your special days!




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