Chichester NH News

February 1, 2017


Congratulations to Sarah Harkness, a sophomore majoring in communication from Chichester, who has made the Presidentís List at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2016 semester.


To qualify for the Presidentís List for high academic achievement, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full time.



Itís time to think about CYA Baseball/Softball registration. Forms were 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.



Happy Birthday to Darlene Cavanaugh and Brian Cavanaugh on February 5 and to Cheryl Difronzo on February 8.



The next Community Supper at the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall will be February 8. Pork chops with lots of stuffing are on the menu. The suppers are free to all, although donations are gratefully accepted and used to purchase food for future suppers.



Congratulations to Raymond W. Jenks of Chichester who made the Deanís List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the fall 2016 semester.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee


Tuesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2017, any clothes left on the 25Ę rack (blue tags) will be FREE!


All craft items in the tubs on the white shelves, the wood box, material, yarn, bed skirts are all 1/2 price all week Jan. 30 through Feb. 4th!


We are located 5 miles north from the Epsom Circle, the plaza on the left near the Pittsfield line.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Public Library News


The Chichester Library is rocking and rolling into this new year.  We are happy to report that circulation statistics, i.e., the books and dvdís being signed out, have doubled within the past two years.  The library is, after all, part of the heart of the town, where people come to meet, greet, share time over common interests and get great reading material, as well as have access to reference material.


Come on into the library to see the ďPhoto-cation ExhibitĒ of the Chichester Photo Group. The exhibit will stay up for two months, giving everyone a chance to come and enjoy it.  Itís a travelogue of a special kind, taking us many places through the eyes of our fellow residents.


Tomorrow is the Down Cellar Readers book group at noon.  The books for this past month were at the individualís discretion and will be reported on and discussed from that perspective.


Monday, February 6th, is the meeting of the Down Cellar Poets at 7 p.m.


The next Memory Cafť, held in conjunction with Epsom Library, will be on February 10th at 2 p.m. at the Chichester Library.  This program is particularly focused on those with memory issues, such as dementia or Alzheimerís, and their caretakers.  It is a special time for all.


Mark your calendars now!  The library will be hosting two programs in late February with Marina Forbes, an expert on Russian Arts, History and Culture.  On Friday, February 24th at 7 p.m., Marina will be presenting a program at the Grange Hall on the Imperial Russian Faberge Eggs.  These works of art have a history and story all of their own, one that cannot help but fascinate us.  Then, the next day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marina will be leading a storytelling and hands-on workshop for adults, teens and families with children at least 6 years old.  Here, Marina will be helping individuals to create an authentic family heirloom and gift.  Plus, the time spent as a family will be one that will remain treasured.  There will be a $10 fee for the Saturday workshop to pay for materials.  Although more information with be forthcoming, it is important you save the dates.



Chichester Old Home Day  2017


We held our first meeting on 1/18 at the Chichester Grange. Thank you to all who came out to this newly organized committee, with their positive outlook and ideas. We are looking for more volunteers in many areas and your ideas if you want to share them we would love to have you join us at our meetings. Meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Grange Hall in Chichester at 6:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!




Marion D. Smith


Marion D. Smith,91, of Bennington, NH died on January 19, 2017 at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, NH.


She was born in Chichester, NH the daughter of the late Harold  and Constance (Mitchell) Hilliard on August 8,1925. She worked for many years at the Adams Brothers and Pittsfield Shoe factories in Pittsfield, NH. She lived most of her life in Chichester before moving to Bennington in 2014 to live with her daughter.


She was predeceased by two husbands, Frank Hall and Alvin Smith, a son, Michael L. Hall, a grandson, Michael Booth, a sister, Ethelyn Genest, and a brother, Harold Hilliard, Jr.


She is survived by her daughter, Diane Eldred and husband, Dennis Vergato, of Bennington, a grandson Ralph Kent Booth II and wife, Courtnie of Auburn and a sister-in-law, Ina Hilliard, of Epsom, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


Graveside side services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.












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