Suncook Valley town crier for Dec. 26, 2021

Published: 12/28/2021 10:06:08 PM
Modified: 12/28/2021 10:05:40 PM
ALLENSTOWNLights winners

■The Allenstown Selectboard will hold their regular meeting on Dec. 27 at 6 p.m., at the Allenstown Town Hall.

■The Allenstown Town Hall will close at noon for New Year’s Eve on Dec. 29. Wishing all a Happy New Year.

■The first place winner of the Christmas Lighting Contest was Earle Rowell, second place was Cheryl Forsberg, and third place was Ashlie Klawes. The winners won trophies and gift certificates from Aubuchon Hardware, Suncook River Convenience Store and Sully’s Market. Four other homeowners received Honorable Mentions for a tie for fourth place. A big thank you goes out to ARD School Chorus and Mr. Kenyon the ARD music teacher, for singing great Christmas songs.

■The Suncook Senior Center will be closing at 1 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 31 for New Year’s Eve.

■At the Suncook Senior Center, there will be no Bone Builders classes for the next two weeks and will resume on Jan. 10. Bingo (10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Monday), Cribbage (10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday), Gentle Chair Yoga ( to 2 p.m. on Tuesday), and Tops Group (11 to noon on Wednesday).

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

CHICHESTERWaste district meeting

■The BCEP Solid Waste District will be having its monthly meeting on Dec. 30 at 6 p.m., at their facility. During inclement weather or power outages the facility may close early. Call 435-6237 for updates.

■Chichester businesses: Flannel Tavern, Chichester DD and Grateful Sleds participated as a toy drive collection spot for Granite State Brotherhood of MC. These donations made a successful year in collecting toys and putting smiles on faces.

■PA basketball key players are Michael Pitman and Michael Strazzari, both from Chichester scored a total of 35 points against Hanover showing all wins this year for the team. Michael Cox stood out defensively with the team. PA had a record of 4-0.

■The Recycled Percussion Group got help from Chichester businesses, Camping World and Rapid Refill/DD by being a drop-off for toys. Thanks for making this world a better place this time of year.

■Local author Debbie Manus Love has made her first donation from the sale of her book “Milo, The Barnless Cat” to Live and Let Live Farm. Debbie and family adopted Milo from L&LL Farm and got the inspiration to put a book together for ages kindergarten and first grade on the adventures of Milo in his new home.

■Chichester Real Estate taxes are due Dec. 28. Taxes can be paid in person, by mail or online.

■Canterbury Road residents are pleased to see the new speed indicator on their road. Chichester Police Department deserves credit for using grant money to install the speed indicator on several roads in town.

■As of Dec. 22, Covid numbers in Chichester are 24. 5 in the school and 11 in Pembroke Academy. The Concord Armory will be having a mobile vaccine on Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

■The first week of winter solstice and the first week of 2022. Close the chapters of last year, embrace 2022, allow its many blessings to flow into your life. Happy New Year to everyone!

EVELYN PIKE

broomtailfarm@hotmail.com

EPSOMMystery movie screened at library

■Town Office closed on Dec. 31.

■Children’s movie on Dec. 28 at 1:30 p.m., “Paw Patrol “The Movie.” The movie is rated PG and snacks and drinks will be provided! Masks are required except while eating. The maximum number of guests is 30. Please sign up at the library or call (603) 736-9920. No Story Time.

■Adult movie matinee will be at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29, “A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery – “Ships in the Night.” When an art gallery robbery leads to the death of the contemptible gallery manager, former Boston detective Jeff Jackson teams up with the local Doctor – and an old flame- Dr. Zee Madeiras, to catch the killer. Starring Jesse Metcalfe and Sarah Lind.

■Family movie on Dec. 29 at 6:30 p.m., “Jungle Cruise.” The movie is rated PG 13, and snacks and drinks will be provided! Masks are required except while eating. The maximum number of guests is 30. Please sign up at the library or call (603) 736-9920.

■Congratulations to our young readers: Gideon Alix (300 books), Isabelle Davis (500 books), Oren Driscoll (200 books), Nash Drouin (800 books), Grayson Hamilton (200 books), Noah Huntley (100 books), Rosalei Pendlebury (200 books), and Mason Verville (200 books).

■The Library will be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

■I wish you beautiful memories, treasured memories, tremendous joy and good health for you and your family. Happy New Year!

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

PITTSFIELDWinterfest in works

■The Pittsfield Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m., at the Society’s headquarters on Main and Oak streets.

■The Pittsfield Clothes Closet, managed by Phyllis Conway, has had a very successful year and they have been able to donate over $4,900 to members and organizations of the Pittsfield Community. The following have benefited from the Pittsfield Clothes Closet’s generosity: Food Pantry, CAP Meals on Wheels, Fire Victims, Hanging Flower Basket fund, Pittsfield Post. PMHS Scholarship, F.B. Argue Rec. Area, Old Home Day, School Supplies, Suncook Valley Soccer Club (SVSC), Harvestfest, Secret Santa Fund, Chamber of Commerce Christmas event, and the Senior Center. Please continue to support this wonderful shop either by donating clothes and items or by shopping there. Thank you to the Pittsfield Clothes Closet.

■The Friends of the Suncook River, founded nearly 20 years ago, is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) corporation covering the entire length of the river. The mission of the Friends of the Suncook River 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 the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus 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 pauloman555@yahoo.com.

■The Pittsfield Historical Society’s 2022 calendar is still available. The theme of the 2022 calendar honors the men and women of Pittsfield who have served in the Armed Forces. It contains 26 wonderful photographs of servicemen, servicewomen, and various memorials located throughout Pittsfield and provides a brief history about each. The earliest image available to the Society is of Asa Bartlett, a captain in the Civil War, and ends with Richard A. Brooks, a corporal in the Vietnam War. Calendars are available for sale at the Town Hall, Josiah Carpenter Library, and at the Historical Society’s new museum on Oak Street on most Tuesday mornings (9 a.m. to noon). You may also call or text Fuzz Freese at (603) 848-4488, to arrange a purchase. The cost is $15, payable by check or cash.

■The Josiah Carpenter Library’s next Story Walk, “The Great Santa Stakeout” by Betsy Bird, has been posted! Book pages have been mounted in 14 windows throughout the downtown area. Go ahead and tie up your walking shoes, and enjoy a stroll through our beautiful little town. Families can grab a map from the mailbox that is attached to the community bulletin board at Dustin’s Park. As you return to the library on Main Street, stop in to pick up a small gift!

■The library would like to remind people that they continue to offer delivery of library materials. If you’re homebound for any reason, or are simply avoiding all the cold, flu and covid germs swirling around, the library can come to you! For more information call 435-8406.

■The Pittsfield Senior Center is now located at Joy Church. Bingo will be every Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m, Wednesdays 10 a.m.. Please contact Carol Schiferle at cshiferle@bm-cap-org or call 435-8482 if you have any questions or if you need information. The center is closed on Dec. 31 for New Years.

■The Senior Center will be serving community lunches, (when we get the paperwork complete) on Mondays and Thursdays at noon. Please remember reservations are required to help with planning the meal.

■The town of Pittsfield’s Winter Parking Ban on town roads is effective now through April 15. This ban prohibits parking in or on the town’s roads or right of way between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The purpose of this parking ban is to allow the winter or inclement weather maintenance crews unobstructed routes for snow removal and ice control, to maintain the effectiveness of their routes.

■PYW will be closed for the Holiday Break from Dec. 22 through Dec. 31 and will reopen on. Jan. 3.

■The Pittsfield School District holiday break is Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. Enjoy your vacation!

■The Pittsfield Food Pantry will be closed from Dec. 24 until Jan. 2, opening again on Jan 3.

■The Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Commission is planning Winterfest Celebration for 2022. We will be starting the festivities on Jan. 12, with an afternoon sledding party (weather permitting) and will continue through Martin Luther King weekend. Watch for more details of the fun we have planned

■Happy Birthday wishes to Denis Guy on Monday and to Sue Cormier on Friday. I hope you both enjoy your special day.

■Happy Anniversary wishes to my sister and brother-in-law, Michele and Peter Karwocki on Friday and to Ed and Laurie Vien also on Friday. Cheers to many more years!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com


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