■ The winners of the Allenstown Christmas Lighting Contest were Earle Rowell for first place, Cheryl Forsberg for second place and Ashlie Klawes for third place. There was a draw in fourth place and they received an honorable mention trophy. The prizes that the winners received were trophies and gift cards from Aubuchon Hardware, the Suncook River Convenience Store and Sully’s Market. Mr.Kenyon and the ARD Chorus entertained the group with Christmas carols.
■ Suncook Senior Center will resume Bone Builders on January 10 at the normal time.
■ Other activities include: Bingo (10:30 to 12:45 on Mondays), Cribbage Club (10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays), Gentle Chair Yoga (to 2 p.m. to Tuesdays), Tops Group (11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays) )), Bowling (12.30 to 14.00 Wednesday) and Klunk (12.30 to 14.00 Thursday).
■ A good New Year’s resolution is to get a Chichester library card. Go to the library and you will find dedicated library staff to help you find books. The children’s area is always busy with young people’s learning. The DVD selection with different titles will be a fantastic adventure in the new year.
■ Chichester School is closed on January 3rd and returns on January 4th from vacation. Do not forget to send your child snow pants, boots, gloves and hats. The children go out as much as possible in the winter. The PTO will have their monthly meeting on January 6 at. 17.30 at school.
■ Chichester School’s athletic director, Tony Cipriano, has incorporated instructional basketball for kindergarten through 4th grade into the school program. Students will learn the game, practice, help with skills and participate in scrimmages. The program starts on January 8. All participants must have updated physics with the school nurse. Coach Tony is looking for parents, senior students and anyone interested in helping. Contact him at Acipriano@sau53.org or 798-5651.
■ BCEP Solid Waste District recycles its own machinery, its 30-year-old balers will be sold for scrap. A new $ 225,000 baler was recently installed. The space inside the plant is ample for recycling bins that weigh up to 1500 pounds and can be stored dry. Stop at the plant and see the baler in action.
The Chichester Central School Administration and Health Office, with the support of the School Board and Administration, will now accept home COVID test results for students, including rapid results, from appropriate COVID home test kits. Contact the school nurse at 798-5651×12 or email email@example.com.
The Chichester Planning Board will hold a public hearing on zoning changes at the Chichester Fire Departmentmen on January 6 at. 18:30 Copies of the proposed changes are available at City Hall. The final zoning changes will be voted on at the city meeting on March 8.
■ Chichester School Board meets Jan. 5 at 18:00 to work with the school budget for 2022 to 2023. The final budget will be voted on March 5 at the school at. 9.00
■ The Library’s Down Under Book Store will be open on January 8 from 9 to 11 or call for an appointment.
■ The PTO will meet on 6 January at 17.30 at the school library.
The Pembroke Academy boys basketball team had a record of 6-0 at the end of the year. Key players from Chichester are Mike Pitman and Mike Strazzeri.
■ The Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop has opened a third new room with lots of free stuff and accepts donations.
■ William Marston, a former rector of Pembroke Academy, died recently. Mr. Marston was recognized by his Chichester contacts as a man of remarkable educational talent.
■ Darbster Dog Rescue was recently in a radio talk show about animal issues. Their main mission involves talking cats and dogs from crowded shelters and finding homes for them. Every week, the rescue has a week-old dog.
■ The New Hampshire State Senate announced an increase in the meal and rental tax for Chichester. Chichester will receive an additional $ 60,073 in 2022. This will be a major relief for tax cuts.
■ Miss Caroline the Chichester Librarian has a new title “The Rescue Librarian” as chickens have hung in the library. Miss Caroline and the library volunteers made sure the chickens had water and feed and they are on the hunt for their owners.
■ Life is full of give and take. Say thank you and take nothing for granted this first full week of 2022
■ The town hall renovation committee will meet on Monday at 5pm at 940 Suncook Valley Hwy S.
■ Epsom Supervisors of checklist will meet on January 18 from kl. 19 to 19 to correct the checklist, change of party registrations can be accepted.
■ The Budget Committee meets on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at 940 Suncook Valley Hwy S.
■ Delayed birthday wishes for Dawn Elliott, Josh Preve and Joni Kitson last week! As well as Sherri Jackson on Wednesday and Dave Vaillancourt on Thursday! I hope you all had / had a great party!
The Pittsfield Historical Society holds its annual meeting on January 11 at the company’s headquarters. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
■ Calling all children aged 10 and up … Josiah Carpenter Library (JCL) has some reading inspiration to get you through the holidays! Introducing JCL Surprise Book Bags! In each bag you will find two to four books with a similar theme, a small snack and the fixation on some cocoa too! We currently have 12 bags ready to go with themes including: fantasy, graphic novels, sci-fi, diversity acceptance, romantic comedy, adventure, realistic drama and more.
■ The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 holds their monthly meeting on January 3 at. 19:30 at the town hall.
■ Suncook Valley Sno Riders Club meets on January 5 at. 19 in St. George’s Shop. Feel free to bring a chair if you want to sit.
■ On Jan. 4 at First Congregational Church of Pittsfield, the infant diaper chamber will be open from 6 p.m. 9 to 11. Each family is entitled to come for the supplementary diapers once per. opening (twice a month). Each family receives one set of diapers / product per. children in need, and a pack of napkins per. family. We generally have diapers for newborns up to and including size six, along with pull-ups and overnight stays. We use the parking lot off Chestnut Street. We will also accept donations of diapers and napkins, including open packages. Please call 435-7471 if you have any questions. Together we make a difference.
■ Suncook Valley Rotary Club meets on January 5 at 19, the venue must be determined. If anyone is interested in attending a meeting, it’s best to email Fallon Reed at Fallon.Reed@gmail.com or Jessica Drouin at Jessica26drouin@gmail.com for location information.
■ Joy Church will host a joint breakfast on January 8 at. 8:30. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a free, hot breakfast with others from the community.
The Pittsfield Clothes Closet has had a very successful year, and they have been able to donate over $ 4,900 to members and organizations in the Pittsfield Community. The following have benefited from the generosity of the Pittsfield Clothes Closet: Food Pantry, CAP Meals on Wheels, Fire Victims, Hanging Flower Basket Fund, Pittsfield Post. PMHS Scholarship, FB Argue Rec. Area, Old Home Day, School Supplies, Suncook Valley Soccer Club (SVSC), Harvestfest, Secret Santa Fund, Chamber of Commerce Christmas Event and Senior Center. Please continue to support this wonderful store either by donating clothes and items or by shopping there. Thanks to Pittsfield Clothes Closet.
■ The Friends of the Suncook River (FOSR), founded nearly 20 years ago, is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) company based in the Barnstead – Pittsfield area. FOSR’s mission is to maintain a healthy Suncook River watershed by educating and engaging citizens in its history, recreation and protection. FOSR has been inactive since before the outbreak of Covid-19 and needs to be rebuilt from scratch. Officers, directors and members are required according to the requirements of non-profit corporations. Please step forward and help save this non-profit organization in New Hampshire. Contact Paul Oman in Pittsfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ For convenience, snowmobile and ATV registration can be purchased at Pittsfield City Office.
The Pittsfield Historical Society’s 2022 calendar is still available. The theme for the 2022 calendar honors men and women in Pittsfield who have served in the Armed Forces. It contains 26 wonderful photographs of soldiers, maids and various memorials located throughout Pittsfield and gives a brief history. The earliest image available to the Society is of Asa Bartlett, a Captain in the Civil War. The calendar ends with Richard A. Brooks, a corporal in the Vietnam War. Calendars are available for sale at City Hall, Josiah Carpenter Library and at the Historical Society’s New Museum on Oak Street most Tuesday mornings (9 a.m. to noon). You can also call or text Fuzz Freese at (603) 848-4488 to arrange a purchase. The price is $ 15, payable by check or cash.
■ The library would like to remind people that they continue to offer library materials. If for some reason you’re on your way home, or just avoiding all the cold, flu, and covid bacteria swirling around, the library can come to you! For more information call 435-8406.
The Pittsfield Senior Center is now located in Joy Church. Bingo will be every Monday and Thursday at. 10. On Wednesdays at 10.00 there is Cribbage and other games. Please contact Carol Schiferle at cshiferle @ bm-cap-org or call 435-8482 if you have any questions.
■ The senior center will serve communal lunches on Mondays (in January) at noon. Remember reservations are required to help plan the meal.
■ The City of Pittsfield’s winter parking ban on city roads is now in effect through April 15. This prohibition prohibits parking on or on city roads or the right of way between 10pm and 7am. The purpose of this parking ban is to allow winter or poor weather maintenance crews unobstructed routes for snow removal and ice control to maintain the efficiency of their routes.
■ The Budget Committee’s public hearing will be held at 19.00 on 13 January in PMHS Lecture Hall. The snow date is at 19 on 14 January.
■ Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Commission is planning Winterfest Celebration in 2022. January 12 from 6 p.m. 13.00 to 15.00 (sledge with cookies and cocoa on PMHS Hill), 13 January from kl. 15:00 to 17:00 (cookie wrapping in the town hall banquet room with Aunties Treats), 14 January at 18.30 (free family movie night “Boss Baby 2” in Joy Church), January 15 from kl. 13:00 to 15:00 (snowman building and ice skating at FB Argue Recreation Area) and at. 18.30 (PJ Story Hour at Carpenter Library), January 16 from kl. 1pm to 3pm (WildLife Encounters at Pittsfield Elementary School Gym), January 17 from 1pm to 3pm (candy bar bingo at Pittsfield Community Center Function Room All activities are weather dependent and locations are subject to change – please check out the Pittsfield Facebook page for info.
■ Happy birthday to Merrill Vaughan on January 3rd, Robin Davis on January 6th and to Tammy Colby on January 9th. I hope you all enjoy your special day.
■ I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Here’s for 2022 – live, laugh and more memories!