Chichester NH News

January 25, 2017


Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, February 1, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange Hall.


The Grange meets only once in the month of February.



Happy Birthday to Isaac Jarvis on January 25.



Save the date of April 1st for the annual CYA adult dance. There will be a DJ, raffles and more.  Then, if you really want to set up your calendar for the future, September 30th is the date for the CYA  Annual Golf Tournament.



Congratulations to Mackenzie Poirier of Chichester who was named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont.


To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


You will find a wide variety of items at The Attic: VRC tapes (including Disney) 2/25¢. DVDs $1.00;  This week 1/23-1/28: all infant /baby clothing 0 to 12mo., 25¢ each.  Baby crocheted blankets 25¢ each.  Free magazines daily.  Check the pictures on the walls in every room, there are some very nice frames and photos.  Whoever left the bi-fold doors and plate glass by the back door, please come and take them back. They are not acceptable to The Attic.


Located on 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester, near the Pittsfield line.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191. 



Chichester Public Library News


There are two great programs for the little ones at the library.  The Pre-school/Kindergarten Story and Craft group will be meeting tomorrow, January 26th at 10:30 a.m., while Toddler Time, for the wee ones under the age of three, will be meeting next Tuesday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m.


Come join the Knitting Circle this afternoon, and virtually every Wednesday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m.  Although called the Knitting Circle, this is a very inclusive group who welcome those who like to crochet, too.  I daresay, they would welcome others interested in spending time with like-minded folk in needle point, cross-stitch or another of the needle-work arts.


The Teen Advisory Group will be meeting on Saturday, the 28th at 9 a.m. to have a brainstorming session for planning activities in the upcoming months.  Teens thirteen years of age and older are encouraged to attend.  If you’re a teen, this is your group.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to get to know others and to explore things you might like to do.


The New Hampshire Barn Dance is this Saturday, the 28th.  Donations are encouraged and gladly accepted for Dudley Laufman.  Don’t forget to come early!


The Chichester Photo Group will be meeting this coming Monday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m.  Members will be hanging their photos for a two-month exhibit entitled, “Photo-cation.”  Each photographer will be featuring a place they have visited, allowing viewers to come travel with them without ever leaving Chichester!  

The Evening Book Club will be reading and discussing March by Geraldine Brooks for their February meeting.  A Pultzer Prize-winner, this historical fiction builds on Louisa May Alcott’s character of the father in Little Women, as he leaves his family to support the Union during the Civil War.



CYA News


Baseball/Softball registration forms were sent home last week with children in grades K-6th. Forms can also be found at


Deadline is March 5th registrations will be accepted from March 6th - 12th with a $10.00 late fee.


Skill requirements for each level are also on the website, please review them as teams will be determined based on age and ability.


Save the date April 1st for our annual adult dance, 6:30-11:00 there will be a DJ, raffles and more!


More information on both events to follow in the coming months.


We would like to thank the following board members and commissioners that have served our organization well and 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).



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LCDR. Matthew and Sarah Currid of Virginia Beach, VA announce the birth of their son, Henry Matthew Currid. Henry arrived at 1:20AM on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA. He weighed 7lbs 15 oz and measured 20.5 inches in length. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Sandra Currid of Chichester, NH. Maternal grandparents are Glenn and Paula Rogers of Center Barnstead, NH. Great-grandparents include Patricia Baxter and Russell Rogers and Dale and Eleanor Goodman.



Chichester Community Design Charrette Team “Green Space” And Crosswalk Project 


It has been more than two years since the non-profit group, PLAN NH held a two-day intensive community design session in our town. Initiated by the Heritage Commission and the Historical Society and endorsed by the Selectboard, the PLAN NH team listened and asked questions. The charrette focused on two concerns: (1) how to make Main Street safer for walkers, bicycles, and motorized traffic, and, (2) how to create the sense of a community center. As a result of the charrette process, a document, “A  VILLAGE  CENTER,  AGAIN” was produced by the PLAN NH team. This plan is in the hands of the planning board and is being utilized by the board as work continues on updating Chichester’s Master Plan.


Our local community design charrette team has continued to meet monthly, Our objective is to address safety concerns of crossing Main Street at the Grange/Town Hall parking lot to buildings on the North side of the street. A small park-like green space, with benches, a gazebo, and landscaping is also being developed. 


The local team has submitted a proposal to the Capital Improvement Plan Committee for budget consideration. This proposal details the crosswalk plan as submitted by Heidi Marshall, consulting town engineer with input from DOT District #5. Phases of work will continue to include parking lot paving, fencing, and landscaping. The crosswalk project is currently scheduled for 2019. We are asking for community support for this safety crosswalk.


The creation of the “green space” is being worked on by the local charrette team and other interested community members. The ground has been prepared for loam and seeding. Trees and bushes have been trimmed or removed. Stone has been donated for rebuilding the stone wall. Dan Schroth has volunteered to do the stonework, Millican Wholesale Nurseries, Inc. has generously donated ten evergreen trees for landscaping the area. We are on the way to creating a wonderful “green space” for the community to use and enjoy. If you would like to join in and make this vision fulfilled, please contact any member of the local charrette team or call Lucille Noel, 798-5709.












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