Suncook Valley town crier for Oct. 18, 2021

Published: 10/20/2021 11:29:52 AM

■St. John the Baptist will hold a Ham Supper on Oct. 16 in the Parish Hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m., sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The meals are $8 and take out only.

■The Allenstown Historical Society is hosting a Vintage Baseball Game on Oct.  17 at 11 a.m. at the Volunteer Park. The teams will be wearing period style uniforms and playing by 1864 rules. Snack Shack will be open, there is limited seating with bleachers so bring your chair if you would like.

■The Suncook Senior Center will hold an All Day Bingo on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the cost is $12. per person. Includes Continental Breakfast, lunch and a guest speaker. call Eileen at 603 485- 4254 for reservations.

■Suncook Senior Center activities: Bone Builders (9 to 10 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday), Bingo (10:30 to 12:45 p.m. on Monday and Thursday); Cribbage (10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday), Gentle Chair Yoga (1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday), Tops Group (11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday), and Klunk 1(2:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday).



CHICHESTERTen-digit dialing 

■The NH Enhanced 911, Division of Emergency Services and Communications is reminding residents that effective Oct. 24 the mandatory 10 digit dialing will begin. All Chichester residents making local 603 calls will need to use the area code plus the seven digit telephone number. Numbers not dialed using the 603 will be considered dialed incorrectly.

■Local racing fans who follow Thomas Everson Racing cheered his team on as he took first in the Southern Legends Tour at the Anderson Motor Speedway.

■The Chichester PTO Christmas Craft Fair has been canceled for 2021.

■Oliver Walker earned an associate’s degree from the New Hampshire Technical Institute.

■The Suncook Valley Rotary Club would like to welcome and congratulate Chichester resident, Katherine Shamel, as their newest member. The rotary meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Dominicks’s restaurant in Chichester.

■The End 68 Hours of Hunger program is serving Chichester families who need assistance. Families who would like assistance are encouraged to reach out to their child’s school guidance counselor to get enrolled in this weekend food program. There is no paperwork to apply.

■The Chichester Cross Country meet was recently hosted in Chichester and coached by Athletic Director Mr. Cipriano, and coaches Stone and Thomas, and several staff members.

■The school is always looking for volunteers at school, or to attend field trips this year, please make sure that your fingerprints are current. Check with Vicki at the main office if you have questions. The school is looking for a full-time paraprofessional to provide in-class academic support to students. Contact A 2nd shift full-time custodian is needed Monday through Friday from 2 to 10 p.m. For a job summary contact The school is always looking for more people to come join their substitute teachers list. To be part of this team reach out to

■Fire Prevention Week with the Chichester Fire Department was a success at the school. The department gave presentations and equipment tours. Mrs.Taluba brought her colleagues from the fire department and the students got to see what a firefighter looks like when dressed in gear. Students were also able to explore two fire trucks and an ambulance.

■The Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the town hall.

■The School Board will meet at the school on Thursday at 6 p.m.

■The Chichester School PTO will be hosting Trunk or Treat at Carpenter Park on Oct. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Chichester Girl Scouts will be serving hot chocolate and nearly 20 vehicles will be decorated and handing out treats. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, scariest, and judges award. Contact is Alisa at

■Valley View Farm has opened The Tubs Barbershop. Old fashion vibes with views over the farm, many services offered. Visit their site at or call (603) 406-7618 for more information.

■The Belknap-Merrimack Counties has openings in their Head Start and Early Head Start program for Chichester families. Children newborn to three years old can be helped by trained staff. A home visit is also available.

■Chichester Central School basketball sign-up is in the office for both girls and boys in grades 5 through 8.

■Congrats to the Blaney Family for showing their skills in the Sandwich Fair Lego competition. Henry received a Best in Show ribbon and $100 for his building talents. JD received a blue ribbon for his first place in the under 10 category.

■The Chichester Youth Association Soccer U12 team and the Chichester Central School soccer team will be playing in the soccer tournament Saturday. Check your team’s schedule for playing times.

■Chichester Central School congratulated Caleb Saturday on his accomplishment in winning the SEL Cross Country Championships.

■The Cross Country Pumpkin Classic in Farmington will be Oct. 20.


EPSOMDrop off drugs

■DEA National Take Back Day is Oct. 23 at the Epsom Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

■The Town Hall Renovation Committee is Oct. 21 from 5 p.m. at the Old Town Hall.

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

■Children’s Movie on October 25th at 1:30 p.m., we will be showing “Max and Ruby’s Halloween.” Snacks and drinks provided. Masks are required and seating is limited to 30. Please call to sign up. Check our social media pages or call the day of the movie to check for any last-minute available spaces.

■The library will be hosting a Halloween event on Oct. 29 and 30 for all ages! All indoor events will be limited to 30 patrons and masks will be required. Sign-up sheets will be available for anything inside starting in October.

■Join us on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of “Hocus Pocus.” The movie will be shown indoors. Please make sure to sign up. Check our social media pages or call us the day before the event to see if we still have available spaces. Costumes are encouraged

■Adult Wednesday Movie Matinee on Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m., “Martha Vineyard Mystery – A Beautiful Place to Die.” After being forced into early retirement, former detective Jeff Jackson returns to a quiet life on Martha’s Vineyard. Quiet, at least, until a body washes up and he’s drawn back into crime solving.

■On Tuesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Mahjong is played in the library meeting room. Come observe or learn to play! The group meets every week.

■Story Time is Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy crafts. October themes will include spiders, pumpkins, and Halloween. Masks are required.

■There will be a flu clinic at the Epsom Public Library on Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. This clinic, by the Granite VNA, is for people aged three years old and up. Masks are required. Immunizations are offered at no charge with an ID card from Medicare B, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, or Anthem. For all others, the immunization is $30 (cash or check). The standard quadrivalent influenza vaccine will be provided.

■The hours for Halloween Trick-or-Treat will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.

■The library is excited to resume our book club. Book club meetings will be held in the library on the first Saturdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. Our first book will be “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. Anyone interested in joining the discussion is invited to drop by the library to pick up a copy of the book. Our first meeting is Nov. 6.

■Happy Birthday wishes today to Lori LaFramboise, Lindsey Peterson on Monday, Steve Yeaton on Wednesday! I hope you all have wonderful celebrations!


PembrokeRegatta planned

■The Regatta is taking place at Memorial Field on Sunday hosted by the Amoskeag Rowing Club.  Cheer the teams on as they reach their destination. 

■ Trick or Treat will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.



PITTSFIELDTrunk or treat planned

■The PES PTO will hold their monthly meeting on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the PES Media Center.

■The PMHS Varsity Girls soccer team has a game on Oct. 18 at 4:3opm at Drake Field. Come on down and show your support!

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will meet on Mon, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

■The PES PTO is sponsoring Trunk or Treat on Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Globe parking lot. For Trunk Entry, please contact the PES PTO at Baked good s and candy donations are gladly accepted. Snacks and drinks will be available. Please consider a donation of a non-perishable food item for the PES Food 4 Kids. Prizes will be awarded for best trunk and best costume. Bring a pumpkin to be displayed.

■Harvestfest, sponsored by the Pittsfield Parks & Recreation Commission will be held on Oct. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the FB Argue Recreation Area. There will be pumpkin carving, horse drawn wagon rides, games and activities, cider and doughnuts, PESPTO photo booth, and hot dogs and burgers will be available for sale.

■On Oct. 19 at the First Congregational Church, the Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Each family is eligible to come for the supplemental diapers once per opening (twice a month). Each family receives one set of diapers/product per child in need and one package of wipes per family. We generally have newborn through size six diapers, along with pull-ups and overnights. We use the parking lot off Chestnut Street. We will also be accepting donations of diapers and wipes, including open packages. Please call 435-7471 if you have any questions.

■The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will hold their meeting on Oct. 20 at 6:15 p.m. at Dominick’s Restaurant.

■The Josiah Carpenter Library’s next StoryWalk features Froggy and his friends as they build a treehouse with help of a surprise helper. Book pages have been mounted in 15 windows throughout the downtown area. Tie up your walking shoes, grab your water bottle and enjoy a stroll through our beautiful little town. Families can grab a map from the mailbox that is attached to the new community bulletin board at Dustin’s Park. As you return to the library on Main Street to read the last page of the book, stop in to pick up your free gift! Please note that there is not a book page at Family Pizza this time as they’ve been closed for vacation. Instead, there are extra pages at Main Street Grill and Bar.

■The Pittsfield High School Alumni Association meeting has been rescheduled to Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact TobiChassie at, or Andi Grainger Riel at 435-6346 or

■The Suncook Valley Rotary club is back with the annual Penny Sale fundraiser on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the gym at Pittsfield Middle High School! The Penny Sale consists of three “banks.” Each Bank has at least 100 donated items valued at approximately $10 to $30 each. Tickets are purchased for each bank for $1, giving the purchaser up to over 100 chances per ticket to win a prize. We also have a silent auction for the higher valued items and a 50/50 raffle that night. If you would like to donate any items, please reach out to us! we are also looking for volunteers to help set up Saturday morning or with the event on Saturday evening. please contact Fallon Reed at (731-6862), or Jessica Drouin at (724-9517).

■Attention all small business friends and friends of Rotary - we’re looking for donations for the annual Rotary Penny Sale. Donate three items (at least) in the value of $10 to $30 (or more if you’d like) for each item. If you don’t have items to donate and would like to give us money we can purchase items on your behalf. If you don’t have a business you can donate as a Friend of Rotary. Items need to be in by Nov. 1, they can be mailed to our PO Box, dropped off at Northway Bank in Pittsfield or we can arrange for pickup. To donate or volunteer please contact Fallon Reed at (731-6862), or Jessica Drouin at (724-9517).

■The Pittsfield Youth Workshop is open and would love to have students Grades 6 and up stop in and participate in the programs. Drop in hours this week are Monday 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. For a full calendar of activities please visit the website For more information or questions, please contact PYW at 435-8272 or

■The Friends of the Suncook River (FOSR) ,founded nearly 20 years ago, is a non-profit corporation based in the Barnstead - Pittsfield area but covering the entire length of the river. The focus of the FOSR is to maintain a healthy Suncook River watershed by educating and engaging citizens in its history, recreation, and protection. The FOSR has been inactive since before COVID and needs to be re-built from the ground up. Officers, directors and members are needed as per the requirements of non-profit corporations. Please step forward and help save this non-profit New Hampshire organization. Contact Paul Oman in Pittsfield at

■The Pittsfield Senior Center is moving out of its current location and temporarily moving to the Pittsfield Youth Workshop. You may stop by and visit while we are there. Our phone number will remain the same. We are still working on our permanent location, which currently is here in Pittsfield. As of right now we are not planning on any functions but if we are going to be there for an extended period time this may change. We will send out emails with updates to the current situation. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Carol Schiferle at cshiferle@bm-cap-org or call 435-8482.

■Volunteers are still needed for the Pittsfield Senior Center. Training is provided. If interested, please call (603) 435-8482.

■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

■Come down to Leavitt’s Cider Mill for some fresh pressed unpasteurized apple cider. Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (603)435-8750 for more information.

■Tickets are now on sale for the Pittsfield Players’ fall production of Music Theater International’s global celebration show, “All Together Now!” The show will run at The Scenic

■Theatre on Nov. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through by clicking on the Buy Tickets button below, or you can reserve tickets by calling the theater at (603) 435-8852.

■The little free libraries at the local laundromats have been cleaned up and well stocked. Help yourself to some new reading materials for your kiddos. As always, if you’re cleaning out your book collections, feel free to donate your books there!

■Happy Birthday wishes to Beth Chase on Tuesday. Enjoy your special day!




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