Suncook Valley town crier for Aug. 9, 2020

Published: 8/10/2020 10:24:46 AM
ALLENSTOWNPollworkers needed for both elections

■The Allenstown Town Clerk Office is looking for people who are interested in working at the polls for the September and November elections. Contact if you are interested.



CHICHESTERThrift shop offers packs of school supplies

■The Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop, 345 Suncook Valley Highway, (Route 28 north) will be conducting its annual backpack giveaway on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time you may pick up a backpack for your child and other school supplies (pencils, pens, glue, scissors, notebooks, paper, pencil boxes, rulers, crayons, tissues etc.). There will be a registration sheet for the name and age of your child if you cannot make it that Saturday. Please stop by anytime the store is open.

■On Monday, the Road Advisory will meet at 6:30 p.m. Check ahead to determine if it will be virtual or in person.

■On Monday, the Chichester Historical Society will have a picnic from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 798-5609 for details.

■The Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday.

■On Tuesday, the Chichester Historical Society will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the museum at 49 Main St. to give another opportunity to view the colonial flower garden.

■On Wednesday, Chichester Parks & Recreation will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the park

■On Friday night, the traditional burying of the beans will take place at 5 p.m.

■Old Home Day festivities kick off on Friday night with the annual Scavenger Hunt. Be at the park at 6 p.m. with your team to register. This is a family event open to all ages. You will be given a list of things to find in Chichester. Take pictures as you drive around! There is no entry fee and there is a chance to win a prize and bragging rights for a year! The hunt starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

■The Old Home Day 5K Family Fun Run will be on Saturday morning. There will be pickleball at 10:30 p.m. on the newly lined court on the basketball court. Equipment will be provided.

■The pig roast and bean lunch will start at noon on Saturday. The lunch will be picnic style. Bring your own chair or blanket. If you need a food delivery, signup is available at the Town Hall. Call 798-5350 ext. 201.

■The Horseshoe Tournament will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Bring a partner and your horseshoes!

■Chichester Central School has an opening for a full time custodian. Call 798-5651 for more information and an application.

■First day of school is Aug. 27. Make sure your child is registered.



EPSOMLibrary offers curbside pickup of materials

■ Absentee ballots are available at the town clerk's office for the Sept. 8 primary election. If you feel you will not be comfortable voting inside, let the town clerks know. There will be different necessary health precautions. Please call the town clerk at 736-4825 to get your ballot if you prefer to vote absentee. 

■The Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a meeting on Aug.27 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the town office. This session is for additions, corrections to the checklist. No changes can be made after this session, until election day.

■Nominations are now being accepted by the Town Office for the 2020 Epsom Citizen of the Year. Written nominations should include the name of the nominee and why you think they should be recognized as Citizen of the Year. Nominations can be emailed to, mailed to Town of Epsom, PO Box 10, Epsom, NH 03234 or dropped off to at the Town Office during business hours. Nominations must be received by 3 p.m. on Sept. 1.

■Curbside pickup hours at the library are Monday through Thursday from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is currently offering curbside pickup to all patrons by appointment. This is being phased in gradually. Call the library for more information at 736-9920.

■The town office is open, but please keep in mind that there is an occupancy limit of two people inside. Please wait outside if there are already two people inside. Call 736-9002 with questions. 

■The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the town office. 

■The Epsom Public Library Trustees will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Please follow social distancing rules and wear a mask if attending.

■The Planning Board will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the town office. 

■Happy birthday wishes to Sally Petalas on Sunday, Ann Shumway on Friday and Shawn Smith on Saturday! Enjoy your day!


PITTSFIELDCongratulations to athletes of the year

■The 2020 PMHS Female Athlete of the Year: During the fall season she was team captain and leader of the varsity soccer team. Her commitment and leadership to the team did not go unnoticed by her coach or teammates. The younger players looked up to her and saw her as a role model. She led the team with seven goals and seven assists. She was awarded the team’s Coaches Award and earned All-Conference honors for the Granite State Conference South and was also named to the Division IV All-State Team. During basketball season, she was always one of the most fierce and energetic players on the floor. She did a lot of things that did not appear in the scorebook but was essential to her team’s success. She was always the first on the floor for a loose ball and was never afraid to dive into a pile if it helped her team. She always practiced and played hard and it showed in her improvement over the course of the season, especially on defense where she was often tasked with guarding one of the opposing teams top players. The 2020 PMHS Female Athlete of the Year goes to Kianna Vincelette.

■The 2020 PMHS Male Athlete of the Year: The soccer team’s co-captain started all 17 games this past fall season as Pittsfield’s center midfielder. He led the team with 13 goals in 17 games. He is a tireless worker on both sides of the ball. He’s a natural leader by example and is learning to assert himself vocally. He was the recipient of the team’s Golden Boot Award and the Mark Watkins MVP Award. He was also elected to the Granite State All Conference Team. During the winter season he was the basketball team’s top defender and was always tasked with guarding the other team’s top scorer. Collectively through the course of the season he limited nine of the opposing team’s top scorers to single digits. His efforts were not only noticed by his teammates (they named him the Defensive Player of the Year), but was also named the NHBCO Defensive Player of the Year for the entire division, which is voted on by all the coaches in Division IV. He helped guide the Panthers to a record of 14-4 and their second final four appearance in three seasons. He also excels in the classroom as he was named to the NHBCO All-Academic Team. The 2020 PMHS Athlete of the Year goes to Jesse MacGlashing.

■The Friday Night Kayaking Group meets in a different location every Friday evening at 6 p.m.  For more information visit

■The Pittsfield Historical Society continues to raise funds for a 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, or whomever you wish to remember. The bricks will be sold for $100 each and may be engraved with three lines of 18 characters each for a 4-inch by 8-inch brick. Visit for a donation form and instructions. For more information, please call 798-3984. You can also contact Larry Berkson at

■The Josiah Carpenter Library Summer Reading program has begun! The theme for this summer’s reading program is “Imagine your Story.” Visit the library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday or Thursday to learn more and pick up packets and/or a new story. The story will be posted on Facebook every Monday with fun activities, crafts and prizes throughout! The summer program is for preschool through sixth grade. A younger aged craft and an older STEM craft is also available for pick up at the library.

■Pittsfield Youth Workshop summer registration is open. At this time only outdoor activities are planned, two days a week from 1 to 5 p.m. Virtual programs will continue on Wednesdays. Register at PYW staff will confirm your registration with a phone call several days before the program. There is a limited number of spaces per activity, but there will be a waiting list. 

■The FB Argue Recreation Area (aka Town Beach) is open. Now, masks only need to be worn if social distancing is not possible. Snacks are also available now.

■Happy birthday wishes to Sally Petalas today and to my sister, Michele Karwocki on Friday. I hope you both enjoy your special day!

■Happy Anniversary wishes to Ben and Bonita Davis on Monday, and Merrill and Diane Vaughann and Sally and Jeff Wardwell on Thursday!



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