Chichester NH News

December 7, 2011



Chichester Central School PTO will be hosting the annual pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10 from 8 - 11 am. Tickets are $4/adult, $2/child, $1/age 5 and under, with a maximum of $15/family. Check out the Scholastic Book Fair in the school library while you are there. It will be open during the breakfast, and during the school day Monday - Wednesday December 12-14, as well as Mon. and Tues. December 12 and 13 from 6-8 pm.



Happy Birthday to Ed Millette on December 8.



It looks like Chichester will be having a Christmas Tree Lighting after all. The Firefighters Association, which has been an important part of the Christmas Tree Lighting in years past, has expressed a willingness to take it on this year. They are planning for Saturday, December 17, at 6 p.m. so watch their sign for further developments.



Santa Is Packing Up His Sleigh


The Chichester Police Department and The Chichester Police Association are currently taking applications for Secret Santa. If you know of a needy family or a senior citizen in the town of Chichester who could use a little assistance this holiday season, please let the Chichester Police Department know by calling 798-4911. We do not want to see any family in need and not receive some assistance for the holidays. There are still elderly folks that believe in Santa, so let us know of someone who could use a little surprise for Christmas. Every year it seems that the demands grow, and therefore, we are trying to help Santa and get our requests to him in a timely fashion. I hear that he still has job openings for elves, to shop and wrap. You know he is getting older and requires lots of help himself to get the job accomplished. Applications can be picked up at the Chichester Police Station until December 16. Thank you once more for your continued support and if you wish to make monetary donations, please make checks out to the Chichester Police Association.



Suncook River Nomination Public Information Meeting


The Suncook River Nomination Committee, comprising the communities of Allenstown, Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Pembroke, and Pittsfield, will hold a Public Information Meeting on the benefits of nominating the Suncook River to the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program. The meeting will include a presentation on what designation would mean to communities and riverfront landowners, a question and answer session, the process the nomination must take prior to potential designation, and what information can be provided by residents to support the nomination application for designation.


This Public Information Meeting is intended as an introduction to the nomination process. The nomination package will be developed in 2012 through a participatory public process. The Nomination Committee seeks community input and support throughout the process.


The Public Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Chichester Grange Hall at 54 Main Street in Chichester. All are invited to attend and participate.


For more information, please contact Vanessa Goold, Central NH Regional Planning Commission, at 226-6020 or, or David Jeffers, Lakes Region Planning Commission, at 279-8171 or In addition, the projectís website,, has information posted about the nomination and the December 8 Public Information Meeting.




Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


It has been an interesting week. A truck went through our window in the second room. No one was hurt, thank goodness. We should have a new window and a warm store by the time you read this.


The good work done by Baby Threads continues. 100 Christmas bags went to the Pittsfield Fire Dept. 155 bags to CAP for delivery to Laconia, Concord, Franklin, and Suncook. 52 bags are ready for the Boys and Girls Club. 120 bags went north for the Day of Sharing. Work is being done for Chichester and Epsom children.


We are low on new toys for the remaining gift bags, and are hoping donations designated for Christmas will come in.


Plan ahead. Dec. 22nd is the last 1/2 price day of the year. We will be closed Dec. 27th - 31st to reopen and do it all again Jan. 2, 2012!


Stop in to the yellow building in the Blueberry Plaza, Mon. 8-12, Tues. and Thurs. 8-4, Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4. We can also be reached at 707-7577 or 247-7191.



Chichester Cub Scouts Reach Out To Veterans In Afghanistan

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We sent a special request to our Cub Scouts and they answered. The request was for our soldiers -- They are our soldiers and they are atop a 7 thousand foot mountain peak where OP Mustang is. An isolated and frigid mountain top; OP and these men need some serious love.


These soldiers are on the front line Infantry unit in the mountains of Afghanistan and it is one of the most dangerous areas. They are engaging the enemy on a near daily basis. They are all football fanatics and arenít complaining about anything. If you can help them, please let me know and I would be happy to ship a package out to them. They are under the command of Cpt M. P. Brabner. They need DVDs, snacks, coloring books and crayons (they give these to the kids in the area) and letters of support.


Well, these Cub Scouts answered. They came to the Elks on November 25th and held the cards they wrote to the soldiers who need our love and support. Those cards were written from the heart. We thanked their parents as they are a credit to what their children are. If this is any indication of the upcoming generation, we are in wonderful shape in this country, because these kids already know whatís important. They also presented us with a bag full of DVDs, snacks, etc., and those wonderful cards.






Attention Residence of Chichester:

I would like to thank all of you for your support of old home day over the past years and all the donations and ideas for the event. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals for your donations and support.


I am no longer going to be your host of old home day. Itís time for me to have more time to myself and my family. Thank you very much.


Jaan Luikmil





The Road Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Town of Chichester is preparing its 2011 report. A draft of this report has been completed and is available on the townís website (


There are 39.2 miles of town-maintained roads in Chichester. Maintaining and repairing these roads is a time-consuming and expensive proposition. Our report makes specific suggestions for important road projects for 2012, 2013, and 2014.


The RAC is inviting all interested residents of Chichester to review the draft report, ask questions, and offer comments at a special public meeting. The meeting will be held in Chichester Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12. The RAC will then complete a final draft of the report before January 1, 2012.


Members of the RAC are John Amsden, Stan Brehm, Richard DeBold (Selectman ex-officio), Dave Dobson, Doug Hall, Tom Jameson, Alan Mayville, Jr., Terry McCormack, and Jim Plunkett (Road Agent).


Doug Hall

RAC Chairman












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