Suncook Valley town crier for Sept. 12, 2021

Published: 9/15/2021 8:15:40 AM
ALLENSTOWN ‘The Croods’ movie

■A Movie Night showing The Croods 2: A New Age on the Allenstown Town Hall lawn on Sept.18 with show time starting at 7:45 p.m. Refreshments will be snacks, candy bars and water so remember to bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the show.

■St. John the Baptist is holding a barbecue on Sept.11 after 4 p.m. mass at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. The barbecue is a welcome back for Father Michael and Father David sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the menu is hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue chicken. The desserts provided by the St. Therese Rosebush Society. Live entertainment as well.

■St. John the Baptist Yard Sale volunteers meeting will be held on Sept.15 at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. They will be accepting yard sale items after each mass until Oct.17. For more information call 485-3113.

■St. John the Baptist will be holding a Slice of Pie Fundraiser sponsored by the St. Theresa Rosebush Society. Purchase a slice of pie for $25 each and there will be 15 weekly drawings. The drawings begin Monday through Dec. 20. To purchase a ticket or more information call Melaine 848-1351, or Jackie 485-7944.



CHICHESTER Grange holds election

■Chichester Grange No. 132 will be holding an election of officers on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall.

■Chichester Central School welcomed the following new faces to the staff: Carrie White, Jessica Martucci, Mollie Morrissette, and Kimberley Green.

■Pembroke Academy will be having an open house on Sept. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

■The Chichester School Board will have a scheduled meeting on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at the school.

■Sloane Thomas-Meehan was recognized by the Chichester Library for reading 1000 books before kindergarten.

■A reminder September is get a library card month.

■The Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop is having a September Blue Tag Special. All blue tagged clothing is ¢25. Ladies and girls jeans will be $1. A rolling rack will be outside with many special choices and bargains.

■Sept. 12 is Grandparents Day. If you are fortunate to have your grandparents in your life, give them a visit or call.

■Darbster Doggy is taking part in Clear The Shelters 2021 through Sept. 19. Reduced adoption rate fees apply for select dogs.

■Grateful Sleds will be having their monthly Classic Car and Bike Night on Sept. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.

■Chichester School Soccer team has two games this week. Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. against Northwood at the Chichester School Soccer field and Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. against Epsom behind the Epsom School.

■The Chichester Trustee of Trust Funds will have their regular meeting Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Community Room at the town hall. The Heritage Commission will be Sept. 16 at the historical society at 7 p.m.

■Chichester Grange won first place in their exhibit at Hopkinton Fair. Grange members used the theme Find The Buried Treasure at Grange.

■Harris Family Furniture of Chichester is celebrating their 56th Anniversary this month. Harris Family Furniture has supported Chichester in many ways.

■Chichester Library Down Under Bookstore is looking for donations of new and used books, puzzles, and DVDs. Fall is a great time to donate as patrons look forward to new items to enjoy.

■The Chichester Library will be holding their Down Under Book Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 16. No book sales will take place before the sale has been setup. There will continue to be free books outside the back of the library. A sign will be out front showing the books will be out (weather permitting, they are out daily.) Masks will be recommended along with social distancing.


EPSOM Learn to play mahjong

■The Library is back in full swing with our normal hours. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you would still rather do a curbside pickup, let us know and we will be happy to prepare your items and set them out for you. Call 736-9920

■Children’s Storytime on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy crafts. September themes include sunflowers, apples, insects and fall weather. All ages are welcome.

■Interested in playing or learning to play mahjong? Tuesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. come join us in the library meeting room.

■Movie Matinees will continue at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with light refreshments provided: “September 15th: Here Today” When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely yet hilarious friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish star.

■Plans are moving quickly for the historical eighth grade trip to New York, Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg, which will take place the week prior to April Vacation from April 18 to 22. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to register your child with WorldStrides. You should have received an email with the link to register online. The Trip ID is 194641. If you have questions about how to register for the trip, call Gloria Kaplan at 736-9331 x113 or email at: The next fundraising meeting is Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the ECS cafeteria.

■The new Scouting season is beginning in September! If you have a child in Kindergarten through Grade 5 and are interested in joining Cub Scouts, or a child in Grades 6 through 8 and are interested in Scouts BSA please contact Joe Nericcio at 603-344-0026 or 603-435-0396 or email at

■Happy belated birthday to Priscilla Thompson on Sept 7! Happy birthday wishes sent out to Pat Dail today. Brandie Murray, Bob Jarl, Dean Carlson on Monday. Denise Morrison on Tuesday. Grace Authier on Wednesday. Bill Neely on Thursday and Diane Miller on Saturday.


PEMBROKE Concert series success

■Summer Recreation Concert Series extends their sincere thanks to all sponsors for a successful return of their summer concerts. The weather cooperated and the music by all performers was exceptional! Thank you to: Pembroke Pines, Kimballs Cav’ern, Lavallee Oil, Residents of Meetinghouse Commons, Pembroke Automotive, Jacques Pastries, Garland Stump Grinding, Jade Stone & Landscape, Brickett Hill & Landscape, Mosquito & Turf Management, and Granite State of Mind. Also, a big shout out to Kevin Theberge, Cal Bisson, and his crew from BT Painting. They donated their time to repair and paint the stage at the park!

■Mr. Aaron Kids Concert in the Pembroke Town Library’s parking lot is Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 2. For more info, contact the Library at 485-7851.



PITTSFIELD Mums for sale

■The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders Mum Sale will be held on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mike’s Meat Shoppe. There will be mums, hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins. Proceeds help fund trail maintenance, the snowmobile club grooming equipment and more!

■The Parks & Recreation Committee will meet on Sept. 14 at 6:15 p.m. at the town hall.

■The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Sept. 15 at 6:15 p.m. at Dominick’s Restaurant.

■Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Sept. 16 at the town hall from 6 to 6:30 p.m., to register new voters and make necessary corrections for the Pittsfield School District public meeting on Sept. 23. Supervisors of Checklist are Roberta J. Maxfield, Elizabeth A. Hast and Ammy L. Ramsey.

■Homecoming on Sept. 17 at Dustin Park. Pittsfield community organizations, businesses, the school district and town departments have gathered together to present a community fair to be held during the homecoming parade. Covid vaccines will be available. Some items will be for sale, but all activities and food will be free. The end of the homecoming parade will be near the park so that students can easily attend. Community fair activities will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., then as soon as it is dark the Suncook Valley Rotary Club will present an outdoor showing, with popcorn, of “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

■The Pittsfield Historical Society is hosting a tour of the Sanborn Mills Farm on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. Please gather at the farm a little before 6 p.m., the tour should take about an hour.

■A School District Public Meeting will be held on Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Middle High School to see if the citizens of Pittsfield will to vote to expend $352,505 of unanticipated adequacy funds. Such funds to come from the State of New Hampshire and not from taxation. If this article is defeated, the sum of $352,505 will be used to decrease the tax rate for the Pittsfield School District for the 2021-2022 school year. An open discussion and vote will be taken by only those in attendance at the meeting. Such funds to come from the State of New Hampshire and not from taxation.

■The Pittsfield High School Alumni Association will meet on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., the location will either be at the high school or via Zoom. If you attended or graduated from Pittsfield High School, you are automatically part of the Alumni Association!  Please join us. For more information, please contact Tobi Chassie at or Andi Riel at or 435-6346.

■On Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. listen to live music with Bill Parker at the Pittsfield Senior Center. He sings a wide variety of music while playing the keyboard and harmonica. Come, enjoy the free concert, and stay for lunch. The meal is spaghetti, with a meat sauce, a salad and garlic bread. Dessert will be a brownie ala mode. Please call 435-8482 to RSVP by Tues, Sept 14, so the meal can be planned accordingly.

■The Pittsfield Senior Center is open!  The following activities offered: bingo (every Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m.), chair yoga (every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.), cribbage and game day (every Wednesday at 10 a.m.), and virtual bowling (every Friday at 10 a.m.). We are still following the proper protocols for distancing and sanitization.  We do not require reservations for activities except for the community lunches, but we will require you to sign in to all activities.  Don’t forget – there are meals to go.  Every Thursday you can pick up a hot meal or freshly made meal for “curbside pickup”.  Call the Senior Center for information at 435-8482

■Upcoming events at the Pittsfield Senior Center include: Birthday Celebration (Sept. 13 at noon), Veterans Coffee Hour (Sept. 14 at 11 a.m.), Corn Hole Tournament (Sept. 15 at 10 a.m.), and a Cookout (Sept. 20 at noon) this is the last cookout of the year. If interested in participating, please call and sign up by Sept. 14, so we can plan accordingly. Please call the Center at 435-848 2 to make reservations for the activities. Space is limited.  Masks are still required and you’ll be asked to sign a waiver.

■As programming opens back up at the Pittsfield Senior Center, there is a need for volunteers. If interested, please call (603) 435-8482.

■The Pittsfield Historical Society continues to raise funds for a new museum and headquarters. A “buy-a-brick” project 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

■Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up month this September at Josiah Carpenter Library.  

■The B.C.E.P. Solid Waste facility Seasonal hours are in effect through Sept. 30.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) the scale closes at 3:45pm.  Saturday (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.) the scale closes at 1:45pm.  Currently, Thursday (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) the scale closes at 5:45 p.m. through Sept. 30.  Closed Sundays and Mondays

■Happy Birthday wishes to Owen Chase today, and Tara Ash and Paula Martel on Thursday.  I hope you all enjoy your special day.

■Happy Anniversary wishes to Dave and Donna Johonnett on Wednesday, and to my sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Fred Blais on Friday.




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