Chichester NH News

January 18, 2017


CYA Baseball/Softball registration forms have been sent home with children in grades K-6.  They can also be found online at The registration deadline is March 5th. Registrations will be accepted from March 6th - 12th with a $10.00 late fee. Attached to the registration forms are skill requirements for each level. Please review them as teams will be determined based on age and ability.



The Chichester Heritage Commission will meet on Thursday, January 19th, at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Library. Chichester residents are always welcome at Heritage Commission meetings.



The Community Design Charrette Team will meet on Monday, January 23, at 7 p.m. in the Historical Society Museum on 49 Main Street. Chichester residents are encouraged to attend meetings of the Charrette Team. For further information contact Lucille Noel at 798-5709.



If you have moved from one part of Chichester to another or changed your name or are new in town and would like to vote in March, please let the Supervisors of the Checklist know. They will be in session on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Grange Hall, Town Office, 54 Main Street.



Thank-you to the outgoing CYA  board members and commissioners  who have given endless hours to the youth of our community:  Jennifer Cassidy (President), Joe Strazzeri (Vice President),Jimmy Chiavaras (Member at Large), Jen Hawkins (Soccer Commissioner), Chip Wagner (Baseball Commissioner), Doug MacDonald (Softball Commissioner), Brianne Stone (Snack Shack Manager) and Tammy Montambeault (Equipment Manager).


The new CYA board members, commissioners and managers are Betsy Purvis –President, Jennifer Randall- Vice President, Deb LaCross- Treasurer, Heather Chiavaras- Secretary, Jen Hawkins- Member at Large, Joe Strazzeri - Baseball Commissioner, Todd Monterio- Soccer Commissioner, Joe Bonacorsi- Softball Commissioner,  Heather White- Snack Shack Manager, and Brian May- Equipment Manager.



Happy Birthday to Kelly Brudniak on January 19 and Aja Davison on January 23.



The menu for the Community Supper on January 25 at Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall is Chicken & Noodles. These free community suppers are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September through June. Donations are gratefully accepted and used toward future suppers.



Congratulations to Sarah Hubbard of Chichester, studying Graphic Design & Digital Media, for being named to the Champlain College President’s List for Fall 2016, achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or higher in the fall 2016 semester.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


If someone has a wedding dress they would like to donate, we can deliver it to a “costume designer” and it can live on in a play!


Our 2016 Charitable Giving List is posted on our bulletin board. Come in and see what we are all about.


Valentine goodies are out with some great stuffies to give someone of any age!


Remember our 25˘ clothes rack: blue clothes tags are 25˘ for January.  Rte. 28, 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester is where to find us on Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Public Library News


The Pre-school/Kindergarten Story and Craft group will be meeting tomorrow, January 19th at 10:30 a.m.


The Down Cellar Writers will be meeting on Monday, January 23rd, at 7 p.m.


Toddler Time, the new program for our youngest set under the age of three, will be meeting on Tuesday, January 24th at 10 a.m.  Babies are also welcomed.


Diane Mann will be leading a Valentine basket-making class on Jan. 25th at 6:00 p.m.   Spaces for these classes are filled quickly, so please contact the library to sign up.


Calling all teens!  There will be a Teen Advisory Group meeting on Saturday, the 28th at 9 a.m. to have a brainstorming session for planning activities.  Teens thirteen years of age and older are encouraged to attend.  This is your group, so please take advantage of the opportunity to explore things you might like to do.


Don’t forget the New Hampshire Barn Dance on Saturday, the 28th.  Please see the separate article in this edition.


The Evening Book Club will now be meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  This month’s book is Hiroshima, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey.  New members are welcome.



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Gordon and Marion Jones of Chichester, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsay to Willie Matras, son of Gene and Sharon Matras of Pittsfield. Lindsay currently works at VHB as an environmental scientist in Bedford, NH, and Willie works in the forestry industry for Canterbury Timber Company. A June 2017 wedding is planned.



The Chichester Library Sponsors New Hampshire Barn Dance


The Chichester Library will again be bringing Dudley Laufman to town for an evening of contra dance on Saturday, January 28th at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 54 Main Street, in Chichester.   We were privileged to sponsor Dudley, his partner Jacqueline and Silva Miskoe last year to a record crowd.  Amateur musicians were, and are, welcome to join them as they lead us through the steps of the dances.   


Although the number of people attending last year was certainly gratifying, there is an occupancy limit which must be observed. Therefore, we suggest those who want to attend come early; because, once that limit is met, people will have to be turned away.


As was done last year, a nod will be given to the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns.  The haggis that was served last year was such an appreciated treat that it will again be on the refreshment table.


Donations will be accepted to help defray the costs of this event.












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