Suncook Valley town crier for April 11, 2021

Published: 4/12/2021 5:13:06 PM
ALLENSTOWNRegister for preschool

■Children living in Allenstown, Chichester, Epsom and Pembroke may be eligible to attend a half-day preschool two or three days a week. SAU 53 is conducting a screening on Monday from 8-10 a.m. To register for the screening, contact Paula Dyrkacz at 485-9000 ext. 2428.

■Pembroke Academy Class of 2021 students: Applications for the Joyce J. Welch Memorial Science Scholarship Fund are available at the Pembroke Academy counseling department. The scholarship recognizes future leaders in the field of biology and preventive healthcare with two $3,000 scholarships for graduates who are attending a two- or four-year college program. This scholarship was established in hopes that students will follow Joyce’s path who was a resident of Allenstown, 1970 graduate of Pembroke Academy and valedictorian of her graduating class.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

CHICHESTEROld Home Day meeting

■The Road Advisory Committee will meet on Monday at the town highway shed at 6:30 p.m.

■A Parks and Recreation meeting will be held on Wednesday at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

■The Heritage Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the historical society. The Heritage Commission is in need of additional members and alternates interested in the preservation of historical resources. Contact Lucille at 798-5709.

■The trustee of the trust funds meeting is at Town Hall on Friday at 9 a.m.

■The Chichester Old Home Day Committee will have its first meeting on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. The location of the meeting will be announced later.

■Chichester Youth Association’s opening day for baseball and softball is scheduled for May 1. Practices will begin as soon as field conditions allow.

■Dave Hartley is spring cleaning Deer Meadow Road and Route 28, picking up litter every day. Thank you, Dave for keeping Chichester clean.

■Chichester Fire/Rescue is accepting applications for its resident program. Students will receive the opportunity to respond to a variety of emergencies, participate in training and acquire field experience in firefighting and emergency service. Contact Chichester Lt. O’Donnell at kodonnell.cfd@gmail.com. The department is also in need of a few more members who have EMT or AEMT transport experience. Contact a member of the department if you are interested.

■Two Chichester farms are listed in the Merrimack County Conservation food guide. Flying T Ranch raises goats and free range chickens. Eggs are available year round, along with goat meat. Contact 798-3043. Terra Basics offers certified organic edible flowers, along with fresh and dried herbs, herbal teas and jams. Contact 224-1677.

■Chichester residents have seen a fisher this spring. Be careful with your pets, especially at night. Chickens are a favorite of the fisher. The N.H. Fish and Game would like to remind residents to remove their bird feeders from their properties. Bears are looking for food and bears eat the seeds from bird feeders.

■The Concord SPCA received a monetary gift in tribute and memory of Wendy Cassetta, formerly of Chichester. Wendy passed away recently and the donation was made in her name as a purposeful, lasting way to honor her love of animals.

■A photograph taken by Chichester’s Laurelyn Estes was featured on WMUR. Her photo featured a dog and beautiful sky background.

■Congratulations to Dan Randall who was recently promoted to lieutenant in the Concord Fire Department. Dan grew up in Chichester and was involved with the Chichester Fire Department for many years.

EVELYN PIKE

broomtailfarm@hotmail.com

EPSOMClothing swap Friday

■Children living in Allenstown, Chichester, Epsom and Pembroke may be eligible to attend a half-day preschool two or three days a week. SAU 53 is conducting a screening on Monday from 8-10 a.m. To register for the screening, contact Paula Dyrkacz at 485-9000 ext. 2428.

■The Epsom Board of Selectmen meeting will be held on Monday starting 5:30 p.m. at the town meeting room.

■A spring clothing swap will be held on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Epsom Bible Church. Masks must be worn inside the building. You may bring donated clothing beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday or 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Clothing donations are not accepted prior to the event. All clothes need to be clean, in good repair, and separated by size and gender. No rips or stains please. Both adult and children's clothing are accepted. No toys, equipment or furniture please. Call Joanne Randall at 344-8843 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

■An outdoor town-wide flea market will be hosted by Concord/Epsom Elks Lodge 1210 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to host a table, please call Sarah at 833-0605 for more information. Rain date is April 18. Help support your local Elks lodge and charities!

■State law requires that all dogs age four months or older be licensed by April 30 each year.

■Pembroke Academy Class of 2021 students: Applications for the Joyce J. Welch Memorial Science Scholarship Fund are available at the Pembroke Academy counseling department. The scholarship recognizes future leaders in the field of biology and preventive healthcare with two $3,000 scholarships for gradautes who are attending a two- or four-year college program. This scholarship was established in hopes that students will follow Joyce’s path who was a resident of Allenstown, 1970 graduate of Pembroke Academy and valedictorian of her graduating class.

■In honor of Earth Day, April 22, the Epsom Conservation Commission is offering Epsom residents who volunteer to assist with roadside clean-up a little thank you in the form of an evergreen sapling. Clean-Up 2021 is from April 17-27. For questions, comments, or to sign-up, contact alisonparodi@metrocast.net. Help keep Epsom beautiful! Bags will be available at the library, Town Office and through the Epsom Highway Department, along with gloves in a few different sizes. The seedlings will be available at the library, while supplies last. There will be sign up sheets at the Town Office and the library, as well. After pick-up, call or text Scott, the town road agent, at 545-4302 with the location of your filled bags, preferably on or near a main road, and he will have them picked up.

■Mark your calendar for Epsom Old Home Weekend on Aug. 13-15. More information is coming soon! If you have any questions, please call Terry at 848-7371.

■Happy birthday to Danielle Belair on Tuesday, Maxine Brown on Wednesday, Rick Chase on Thursday, Colleen Moroney on Friday, and Colleen Steinbeiser, Holly Bickford, Donna Muehlan and Penny Hatch on Saturday.

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

PEMBROKETown yard sale

■Pembroke Academy Class of 2021 students: Applications for the Joyce J. Welch Memorial Science Scholarship Fund are available at the Pembroke Academy counseling department. The scholarship recognizes future leaders in the field of biology and preventive healthcare with two $3,000 scholarships for graduates who are attending a two- or four-year college program.

■The Pembroke Town Library Recipe Swap will be April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Share your recipes with others. There are two ways to participate: in-person (masks required) or online. Space is limited and registration is required. Email the library at pembrokenhtownlibrary@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

■The Pembroke Woman’s Club is sponsoring the Town Wide Yard Sale again this year. Organize and set up your own yard sale at your location and set your own prices. Advertising will continue through May 15. Advertising will include posters around town and ads in local papers. Free maps will be available May 13 from 3-5 p.m. and May 14 from 8-11 a.m. in front of Pembroke Academy. The map and directory will have a special mark at your address (no names) and will list some of the items you will have available. The more sellers there are, the more people will come shopping. Registration is $15 for all sellers. For more information or a sign-up sheet, email swansonjane92@gmail.com.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELDPES book fair

■The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders club’s final meeting of the season will be held outside at St. George Autobody (29 High St. in Pittsfield) on Sunday at 4 p.m.

■The Pittsfield PTO is sponsoring the Scholastic Book Fair at the Pittsfield Elementary School, which will run Monday through Thursday, for students. The fair will be open on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for families.

■Please register your dogs by April 30. More information can be found on the town clerk/tax collector page on the town website.

■The beautiful hanging flower baskets are coming. Each year generous product discounts and donations to help cover the cost of the soil, fertilizer and watering buggy upkeep are received. If you would like to contribute, please make checks payable to Pittsfield Hanging Basket Flower Fund and mail to Donna Keeley, c/o Citizen Bank Flower Fund, 256 True Rd., Pittsfield 03263. Thank you for your support!

■The Pittsfield Early Childhood Collaborative is a group of Pittsfield organizations that work together to support young children and their families. The ECC maintains two small, free libraries inside the Danis and Bell Brothers laundromats. The libraries have children’s books and simple toys that families can use inside the laundromat or take home for free. If you would like to donate, please bring your donations to the Josiah Carpenter Library.

■Sadly, it has been decided to postpone the PHS All-Class Reunion until the summer of 2022. Although we are making great gains in conquering the pandemic, it was thought that most people would be reluctant to make plans for travel and it would limit the number of people attending. We would rather wait one more year and look forward to everyone coming for a wonderful gathering. See you in 2022!

■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.

■The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry at The First Congregational Church sends a heartfelt thank you for all of your support. The pantry is open twice monthly and has given out over 600 sets of diapers/pull ups/overnights and 200 packages of wipes. If you have any diapers (including open packages) which are no longer needed, the pantry could use them! If you are able to purchase a package or two, thank you! To arrange for drop off, please call the church at 435-7471. If you are able to help financially, please make any checks out to: FCC-Pittsfield and make note in the memo that it is for “Diaper Pantry.” Mail checks to: First Congregational Church Diaper Pantry, 24 Main St., Pittsfield, NH 03263.

■The Globe Community Fund, established by the former fourth-generation family owners of Globe Manufacturing Company in Pittsfield, is a donor-advised fund is administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The fund’s purpose is to enhance community wellbeing with a focus on the towns of Pittsfield, Barnstead, Epsom, Northwood, Gilmanton and Chichester. For more information and an application, email the fund at GlobeCommunityFund@globefiresuits.com.

■The Pittsfield Historical Society continues to sell bricks for $100 each and may be engraved with three lines of 18 characters each for a 4-inch by 8-inch brick. Visit pittsfieldhistory.com for a donation form and instructions. For more information, please call 798-3984. You can also contact Larry Berkson at larryberkson@comcast.net.

■PYW programs will be scheduled monthly and each day will have an organized activity, or youth may choose an activity of their liking. Each afternoon a snack and drink will be provided. Masks will need to be worn in the building at all times except when eating. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 435-8272 or visit pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org.

■Congratulations to Addison Clark on receiving the PMHS Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches Award and to Parker Clark on receiving the PMHS JV Boys Basketball MVP Award!

■There is no street parking on April 18 at 11 p.m. through April 19 at 9 a.m. while streets are swept.

■Happy birthday wishes to Rick Chase on Thursday!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com




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