Suncook Valley town crier for Feb. 28, 2021

Published: 2/26/2021 8:06:41 AM
ALLENSTOWNDonate soft plastic

■The Allenstown Historical Society will be meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park off Route 28 on Lavoie Drive.

■St. John the Baptist Monthly Market will be held on Saturday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and March 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.

■Pine Haven Boys Center is participating in the NexTrex plastic film recycling challenge. The center will earn a plastic bench if it can collect a minimum of 500 pounds of soft plastic. The center is looking for produce bags, store bags, ice bags, zip-locs, bread bags, cereal box liners, newspaper sleeves and bubble wrap. For more information, contact Prudy at prudence-gagne@comcast.net or call 485-3113.

■The Suncook Senior Center has a Grab and Go Meal Program on Mondays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and noon. Seniors are welcome to come and pick up five meals provided by Community Action. Call Michele in advance at 485-4254 to reserve these meals. Please do not come into the building. Staff will bring the food out to you.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

CHICHESTERTown meeting moved to May

■Chichester school moderator Pamela Stiles and town moderator Ewen MacKinnon voted on Feb. 9 to change the traditional March meetings to May 8 (school meeting), May 11 (town voting) and May 15 (town meeting).

■The Chichester Parks and Recreation Committee has been working on the town trail and the work is completed. Members are working to get the gutters installed on the Snack Shack.

■Chichester zoning and tax maps are available online. Visit the town website under “Town Clerk/Tax Collector” to download these maps.

■The Chichester Library has a site for kids called “Kids Click, the Freedom to Explore.” Check out the library page on the town website. The library also has a Facebook page.

■Fifty acres of conservation land between Marsh Pond and Main Street is open to residents for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also welcome. Be careful going onto the pond. Soft spots are often near the edges.

■The town clerk and tax collector are available by appointment only on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

■Have you visited the Chichester, NH U.S.A community group webpage? It’s a great place to post community events, road conditions and fun facts about Chichester and its residents.

■The Chichester Food Pantry is available by appointment if you need food assistance. Call Kristy, the pantry coordinator, at 798-5350 ext. 201.

■Visit the Chichester Historical Society website at chichesterhistoricalsociety.org.

EVELYN PIKE

broomtailfarm@hotmail.com

EPSOMVirtual meet the candidates

■Virtual Meet the Candidates Forum will be held Sunday from 2-3 p.m. Visit epsomnh.org for more information and for the link to join.

■Online informational sessions on town warrant articles will be held on Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Contact the town for more information on how to join.

■The library is only open for curbside pick up. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 1-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 736-9920 with any questions

■The AARP Tax Aide Program is running this year. You are encouraged to go online to nhtaxhelp.org to start the reservation process and fill out the questionnaire, or you may call 211. You will need to give your name, phone number and other information as requested to get on the reservation list. An IRS certified tax preparer will contact you via phone. Watch for a call from 978-905-8271 or an email from 500196262@aarpfoundation.org­ to set up two 15-minute appointments.

■Happy birthday to Belynda Littlefield and Joanne Quintal Randall on Sunday, Ian Dube on Monday, Lisa Marie Doherty on Tuesday and Judy Rand on Wednesday. May you all have a fabulous day celebrating!

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

PITTSFIELDLegion meeting Monday

■The next meeting of the Peterson-Cram American Legion is on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Town Hall. Social distancing will be required.

■The Senior Center is going to start having programs on Zoom and Facebook. If you are interested in participating in these programs, please call the center at 435-8482. The first meeting will be a Zoom Coffee Hour on March 9 at 10 a.m. This is just a get together and discussion over coffee. If you want to participate, please send an email to cschiferle@bm-cap.org or call 435-8482.

■Town and school district voting will be held on March 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pittsfield Middle High School Gymnasium. Please note that Oneida Street is one way towards the Middle High School. Berry Avenue is one way leaving the school. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed. No public restroom facilities will be available. Poll workers will be available to provide direction and answer questions. Please call or email the Town Clerk’s Office (435-6773 ext. 15, eanthony@pittsfieldnh.gov) with any questions or concerns.

■A 4-H Community Service Project, led by Jeremiah Chapman, is requesting donations that benefit folks who utilize Meals on Wheels. Items requested are: size 9 or 10 manila envelopes, books, birthday cards, stamps, puzzle books (preferably word searches and crosswords), individually wrapped snacks, coffee, tea, baskets of any size and small gift items (such as pens and pads of paper). Donations may be dropped off at the Josiah Carpenter Library until June 1.

■Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is not holding the usual Meet the Candidates Night. As an alternative, all candidates were asked to submit a letter to be published on the Chamber’s website, in the “Pittsfield Post” and on pittsfieldnh.gov.

■Pittsfield Youth Workshop has opened for winter in-person programming! Program activities will continue to look different, but will be fun while staying safe and healthy! Youth are not required to register ahead of time for each day of programming, this may need to be implemented in the future (due to space regulations). Programs will be scheduled monthly and each day will have an organized activity. Masks will need to be worn in the building at all times, except when eating. A friendly reminder to all families that membership and program fees for the 2021 school year will be waived to insure all youth will have the opportunity to participate in PYW activities! If you have any questions or concerns, contact 435-8272 or visit pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org for more information.

■The Victory Workers 4-H Club is holding a Spring Flower Sale! Order now for delivery before Mother’s Day (May 9). Anyone who has ordered before knows just how gorgeous these plants are! All proceeds stay right here in our local 4-H Club to help with educational programs, life skills projects, camp scholarships and more. Contact your local 4-Her to place an order or contact Mark Riel at 491-2524 or pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com.

■The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry through the First Congregational Church will be open on Tuesday. The pantry will be open from 9-11 a.m. Please call 435-7471 when you arrive in the parking lot. Clients will not be able to enter the church at this time. Weather permitting, staff will place your diapers and wipes in a bag with your name attached and place it on a table in the parking lot. If weather does not permit this, your products will be brought to you. Please use the parking lot off Chestnut Street. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate through this pandemic.

■The Pittsfield Alumni Association has decided to postpone the PHS All Class Reunion until the summer of 2022.

■The Senior Center is offering Meals to Go curbside pickup for the seniors in the community. The center is still not open for seated dining, there are frozen meals available. Please call the center and staff will meet you in the parking lot with your meals. The service is quick and easy and the meals are excellent. Please remember that you can pick from a variety of frozen meal options each week. Ask to see the menu so you can choose which meals you want.

■A special happy birthday wish to my fabulous sister-in-law, Terry Riel on Tuesday. I hope you enjoy your special day!

■Happy birthday wishes to Tobi Chassie on Saturday!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com




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