Students involved in the Art from Art program during the month of
March will be the Artists of the Month for April at the Chichester
Town Library. Students work from the "Artful Archeologists"
four-week session will have their pieces on display throughout the
month of April.
Our exhibition opening will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from
5:30 - 8 pm.
Come anytime and join in the festivities! If you would like, please
bring friends and a snack to share.
CYA Night at Krazy Kids is April 6th from 6-8pm. To purchase tickets
for this fundraiser, contact Tammy Montambeault, Julie Mercier, or
CYA Monthly Meeting will be Sunday, April 15th at Town Hall starting
Happy Birthday to Levi Cooper on April 4 and to Angela Millette on
April is the month for licensing your dog at the Town Clerk’s
office. Dog licenses are due April 30. The cost is $7.50 for an
altered dog and $10.00 for unaltered. Senior citizens (65) have a
special rate of $2 for first dog only. Make sure your
dog’s rabies shots are up to date.
The members of the Chichester Fire Department would like to offer
our sincerest thanks to the citizens of Chichester. Your
overwhelming support in purchasing the new Fire Engine, as well as
your willingness to save money towards the future needs of your Fire
Department is greatly appreciated.
A special thank-you also goes to the Board of Selectman, the CIP
Committee, and the Budget Committee. Without everyone’s willingness
to work as a team towards a common goal, the steps to move our town
and Fire Department forward would not be possible. Thank-you all and
have a safe and happy 2012.
The matching grants which will supply a large part of the funding
for the Carpenter Park Project need to be matched with donations
from citizens and businesses. Those wishing to donate money, time,
equipment, or materials to the project are encouraged to visit the
donation web page
Keep your eye on Carpenter Park. Tree removal has begun and will be
continuing in April. The park will be closed during the hours that
logging is in progress, and the parking lot will be used as a
staging area for the logging operations.
Do you want fireworks on Old Home Day? If so, you will need to
support them financially. The Old Home Day budget was cut in half
this year, so instead of raising $1,500 toward the cost of fireworks
the committee must now raise the whole $3,500. Make checks to:
Chichester Old Home Day and send them to Carol Frekey-Harkness,
Treasurer, 97 Suncook Valley Road, Chichester, NH 03258.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
I was cleaning out some drawers and came across a hand-written memo
from 6 years ago. It was about how the Attic operated.
Sometimes folks pass judgment on how thrift shops handle their
money. All our money, after rent, heat, and "bare" necessities such
as water and storage bags, goes to help folks.
Perhaps it’s a baby receiving a new layette kit because the Mom has
nothing. It could be a homeless person under a bridge receiving one
of our bags packed with hygiene items (towels, socks, toothpaste and
brush, shampoo and deodorant). Sometimes folks have suffered a loss
in a fire and need kitchen supplies, etc.
The rest of the memo is missing, but it is amazing that the focus of
the Attic today is the same as it was from the start. Thank you for
your support all these years.
We’re at 345 Suncook Valley Highway, Chichester. We are open Mon.
8-12, Tues. and Thurs. 8-4, Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4. You can call us
The Carpenter Park Enhancement Project
Submitted By Richard DeBold
Following approval of the Carpenter Park warrant article at Town
Meeting on March 17th, the Chichester Parks and Recreation
Commission and Conservation Commission are moving forward with the
first steps of the Carpenter Park enhancement project.
The first work that needs to occur is the cutting of trees in the
areas of the planned perimeter path, and the expanded community area
and recreational field. This timber removal is being combined with
thinning of trees elsewhere on the Park property, both uphill of the
recreation fields and behind the Town’s salt shed across Bear Hill
Road, as recommended by the Town’s forester. The tree thinning will
take a large number of the larger trees as the forester has noted
that many of the pines are in poor condition due to "pine decline,"
a little understood degenerative disease caused by a variety of
stress factors. The thinning will save as many of the hardwood trees
as possible. These should thrive to produce a much healthier forest
stand for the future.
The clearing and thinning activities are planned to begin in earnest
the first week of April, and be completed on the recreational side
of the Park in less than two weeks. The work is moving ahead quickly
to take advantage of the current dry weather, to complete the work
prior to the games of youth baseball and softball season, and to
allow construction of the perimeter trail, which needs to be
complete by July.
The Park will be closed to the public from 9 am until 4 pm for
safety reasons during the timber operations. Use of the main parking
lot will be limited for the duration of the timber activities.
Visitors using the Park during its open hours of 4 pm until 9 pm
will be given further instructions on alternate parking areas.
Successful construction in an active Park can only happen with close
coordination with Park users and as such, both the Chichester Youth
Association and the Old Home Day Committee are actively involved in
the planning and scheduling of the enhancement project.
The first major enhancement constructed at Carpenter Park will be a
half mile perimeter trail providing universal access, fitness
opportunities, and linking major sections of the Park. More detailed
information concerning the actual construction of the perimeter
trail will be provided soon through newspapers and the Town’s
website since much of the work of the enhancement project will be
performed by volunteers and supported by donations.
Those wishing to donate money, time, equipment, or materials to the
project are encouraged to visit the informational and donation web
Other than trail construction, the major site work at the Park will
not occur until summer. The scale of the work requires an Alteration
of Terrain (AOT) permit from the State Department of Environmental
Services. Preparation and review of the permit will likely allow
major work to occur in early summer; also the end of baseball and
Thanks to all for your support as we work to improve Carpenter Park
Chichester Town Library News
Poetry springs forth at the Chichester Town Library on Friday, April
13th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Featured poets are Ed Pacht and Patricia Savage.
There will be time for open mike. Robin McAnney will entertain us
with his guitar. This event is free and open to all poetry lovers.
Email Barbara at
email@example.com or call the library at 798-3410 for more
Ed Pacht is well known at poetry open mikes in the Seacoast and
Lakes Region and thoroughly enjoys performing his work. He’s a
prolific writer, author of ninety-eight self-published chapbooks of
poetry and short stories, and a newly released novel, "Sylvanus
Anonymus of the Greenfriars" A retired preacher and factory worker,
Ed lives on the banks of the Cocheco in an old mill converted into
warehousing for antiques.
Pat Savage is a poetry teacher and freelance writer who has been
writing poetry for six years. She currently works with high school
students at Coe Brown Northwood Academy and has been an artist in
residence at several area schools. She lives in Northwood and is the
proprietor of "Pat Savage’s Classroom", offering piano lessons, arts
and adventure camps, and book making workshops for children and
Rose A. Warren
Rose A. Warren, 101, died March 28th at the Epsom Health
Center. She was born in Pittsfield, the daughter of William and Rosa
She resided on Webster Mills Road in Chichester for most of her
life. She attended the Quaker Church and was a member of the South
Pittsfield Community Club. She was the widow of James A Warren, who
died in 2006 and she helped operate the family farm.
She is survived by a daughter, Isabel E. Bolson of No. Syracuse, NY;
four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, six great great
grandchildren; a sister, Inez E. St. Laurent of Pittsfield; nieces
There are no visiting hours. An Urn Graveside Service for both Rose
and James will be held Friday, April 6th at 1:00 pm in
the Pineground Cemetery, Chichester. The Rev. Henry Frost of the
Loudon Free Will Baptist Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers,
donations in her memory may be made to the Chichester Historical
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements.
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