Suncook Valley town crier for the week of Dec. 11, 2022

Published: 12/9/2022 8:09:15 AM
Modified: 12/9/2022 8:08:55 AM

■The Winter Parking Ban starts on Nov. 15 and continues until April 15, 2023. Vehicles parked on any portion of a public street after midnight until 6 a.m. can be ticketed and can also be towed depending on the circumstances.

■Christmas Ornaments will be made on Dec. 14 at the Suncook Senior Center.

■A Christmas Party will be held on Dec.15 at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. From 9 to 10 a.m. there will be coffee, drinks and snacks with live Christmas music; at 10 a.m. is the Christmas Party with a Yankee swap ($10 limit).

■Due to the holidays, there will be no crafts for the last two weeks of December at the Suncook Senior Center.

■The Knights of Columbus are holding a roast beef dinner and a show featuring the Concord Coachmen on Dec. 10 at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with the entertainment following the meal. The tickets are $20 per person, children under 12 are free.

■St. John the Baptist Church has a Giving Tree Program to make a merry Christmas for the boys at Pine Haven and the women and families for Care Women’s Center and Emily’s Place. Pick up an ornament at church and return the gift with the ornament soon as possible. Please wrap items for Pine Haven and Emily’s Place.



CHICHESTERWreaths Across America

■Wreaths Across America is coming to Chichester on Dec. 17 at noon at Veterans Park at the town hall. During the opening ceremony, veterans and volunteers will place wreaths at the veteran monument and over 200 wreaths on veteran graves in all town cemeteries. All ages are welcome to participate in this memorable event to achieve the mission to remember, honor and teach.

■A community holiday sing along will be held at the gazebo at town hall on Dec. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. Local residents and musicians will lead the singing of traditional carols. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

■Chichester Central School will be celebrating National Brownie Day during student lunches on Dec. 12 with each student enjoying a brownie. The cafeteria staff will be baking these treats for the students to enjoy.

■Chichester Fire/Rescue reported 50 calls during the month of November. Building/forest fires (three calls), EMS (31 calls), powerline/electrical (four calls), building and outside fires (three calls), and nine miscellaneous calls. The fire department reminds residents to have their heating system checked, and test smoke and carbonmonoxide detectors.

■The 6th graders in our school are learning to give back. Pet toys, blankets, pet food and gift cards will be collected until Dec. 20 at the main lobby of the school. Donations will be delivered to Hope Memorial SPCA.

■The PTO will be meeting at the school on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The School’s winter concert will take place on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.

■The Heritage Commission will meet on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society Building.

■The Trustee of Trust Funds will meet on Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. at town hall to conduct their monthly business. The town holiday food basket program has a scheduled pickup on Dec. 16 from 8 to 10 a.m.


EPSOMTown meetings

■The Board of Selectmen will meet on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■The Planning Board will meet on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■The Old Meetinghouse Revitalization Committee will meet on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■The Conservation Committee will meet on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■The Budget Committee will meet on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the town office meeting room.

■Story Time at the library on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, crafts and a snack. We will continue reading Ladybug Award nominees to prepare for voting at the end of the month.

■Bedtime Story time at the library on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Families are invited to a story time that will feature bedtime books, calming music, and relaxing movement activities. Pajamas, blankets, and stuffies are highly encouraged - Miss Hannah will have hers!

■Childrens Movie at the library on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. The Grinch. snacks and drinks will be provided.

■Movie Matinee at the library on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

■Winter Wonderland Party at the library on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Featuring: a hot cocoa bar, cozy storytime, wintery crafts, music and snacks, plus special guests! Sign up at the circulation desk, through Facebook or by emailing Miss Hannah at

■Thinker Thursday at the library, starts at 4 p.m. Make your own lantern completely out of ice! Using simple materials we will create beautiful lanterns that can be used with battery operated tea lights. Advanced signups are appreciated, but drop ins are welcome.

■Happy birthday to Mike Keeler on Tuesday, Keith Yeaton on Thursday, and George Foster and Christine Fitts on Friday! May you all have wonderful celebrations.


PITTSFIELDLive performances

■The PMHS Drama Club presents A Christmas Eve Chaos on Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the PMHS Gym. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students/children at the door.

■The Josiah Carpenter Library Mead and Read Book Club will meet on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Over the Moon Farmstead.

■The Chancel Choir and the JuBellationHandbell Choir of the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St., are pleased to present Shining Bright Christmas, on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Feel free to wear your favorite Christmas attire to the concert. Light refreshments will be served. Parking and wheelchair accessible entrance are located at rear of church. Call the church office for more information at (603) 435-7471.

■The Pittsfield Players presents A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts on Dec. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St. To purchase tickets, please visit or the Players Facebook page.

■The Josiah Carpenter library invites everyone to join them for a visit with Joanne Randall, local children’s book author, on Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m. as she shares stories from her book series Adventures with Largo. Light refreshments will be served.

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a house decorating contest for the holidays! All Pittsfield residents and businesses are invited to participate. To register, call or text Kathy at (603) 833-1434. Judging will be Dec. 16 and prizes will be for the top three houses.

■The Pittsfield History Society 2023 Calendar is on sale now. The theme for the 2023 calendar is “Tour the New Museum” with 29 pictures depicting the museum and various displays. The calendar can be purchased at the Historical Society, the Josiah Carpenter Library and the Town Hall for $15.

■The Pittsfield Players’ Kids’ Theater Workshop will be performing the classic high school musical Grease this season, and co-directors Maye Hart and Dee Dee Douglas will be holding auditions at The Scenic Theatre on Dec. 19 and 20, at 4 p.m. We’ll also be looking for kids (and parents) to work behind the scenes in lighting, sound, and set construction and painting. More information on what songs to prepare for auditions are available at! The Kids’ Theater Workshop is open to kids ages 8 to 18.

■The town of Pittsfield’s Winter Parking Ban on town roads is effective until 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 effectiveness of their routes.

■Congratulations to Olivia Cunningham for entering the best decorated wreath at the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration! Congratulations to David St. George on being selected as the winner of the fresh Christmas tree!

■The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone that helped to make the annual Christmas Celebration a wonderful success. The Chamber sponsors the event but it takes many organizations and volunteers to make it happen.

■At the completion of the fall season some PMHS Panthers Athletes were awarded divisional recognition for their outstanding play. Congratulations to Tiffany Boucher who received All Conference recognition for the Southern Section of Division IV. We had two panthers that were recognized on the All State Teams for Division IV; congratulations to Parker Clark who was recognized as Honorable Mention and Briar Bell who was awarded Second Team honors. Pittsfield was also recently awarded the 2021 to 2022 Runner-Up Division IV Sportsmanship Banner.




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