Chichester NH News

April 12, 2017




The CCS PTO Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 15th at 10:00am SHARP.  Each year the PTO enjoys seeing Chichester families with children pre-k - 5th grade. The event will be held rain or shine.  See you there!


Chichester Old Home Day Committee


Please join us at our next meeting on April, 19 at 6:30 pm,  held at the Grange Hall.  We hope to see you there!


The Chichester Methodist Church will hold Holy Thursday on April 13th at 7:00 pm. at their church on Main Street. Everyone is invited to celebrate the mystery of the Last Supper and Communion.


The Methodist Church will also be celebrating Easter Sunrise Service at 6:00 am in front of the church followed by breakfast in the Parish Hall.  Easter Service will be held at 10 am.


The Pittsfield Senior Center will be having a Fund Raiser Yard Sale and Bake-off Sale on April 20 from 9 to 12 a.m. For further information contact Joann Luikmil at 798-5483.

Ed Pape will present a talk, “What to Look for in Your Barn,” on Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Grange Hall, 54 Main Street. This program is hosted by the Chichester Town Library, Chichester Heritage Commission, and the Chichester Historical Society. A series of photos of Chichester barns will be included at the end of the talk for the audience to identify. For more information call Lucille Noel (798-5709) or the Chichester Town Library (798-5613).


Happy Anniversary to Rick and Tracie Davison on April 19.

The Community Design Charrette Team has a model of the proposed “Greenspace” and Safety Crosswalk Project on display at the town library. Handouts about the project will be available. Work on the “Greenspace” will start later in the spring and continue throughout the summer months. Volunteers are needed. Sign up at the library. For further information call Lucille Noel (798-5709) or Bernie Reinhardt (736-7074).


The second April meeting of Chichester Grange has been moved from April 19 to April 26.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee


Easter is almost here-last chances for Easter items 1/2 price!  Coming in on Wed., 4/12, there will be a special selection of boys tee shirts and shorts; sizes 10-12 and 12-14 and boys collar golf shirts- very good condition- some Star Wars and hockey themed. Flower pots and other Spring garden items will also appear.  Bike helmets $1.00 each. Hopefully the snow will be gone and people can start riding again!


The Attic is located on Rte 28 north, 5 miles from the Epsom Circle, Chichester.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.  Like us on Facebook!



1st Annual Walter Sanborn And John Sawyer Memorial Fire Truck Show


On May 13th, at Webster Park, in Epsom NH, the 1st Annual Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer Memorial Fire Truck Show will be held. This Show will be dedicated to the memory of Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer both longtime fire chiefs and vehicle enthusiasts.


Mr. Sawyer was a lifetime member of the Epsom Fire Department. In 1961, he became a deputy fire warden in Epsom and assistant fire chief under Roscoe Warren. He served as fire chief from 1972 to 1976 and from 1980 to 1986. A mechanic, he did much work on the fire trucks, above and beyond the call of duty. John was a avid fire truck enthusiast and extremely knowledgeable in antique fire apparatus. Chief Sawyer’s privately owned truck will be present and on display.


Walter L. Sanborn, of  Chichester, was a 75-year member of the Chichester Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He served as Fire Chief for 15 years. He also served as a NH Forest Fire Warden for forty years. He was widely known for his knowledge about and his extensive collection of antique automobiles and fire apparatus, which he continued to acquire up to the time of his death. His passion for these resulted in his membership in numerous organizations. He also authored a history of the Chichester Volunteer Fire Department, published in 2008. Chief Sanborn’s privately owned fire trucks will be on display.


The Amoskeag Reserve Engine Company, the New Hampshire Chapter of SPAAMFAA. In conjunction with the Epsom NH, FD are putting on this show. The man behind the idea for this is Paul Sanborn the son of Walter Sanborn and a 45 year fire service veteran himself and fire truck collector. Paul is a retired Concord NH Fire Capt., and continues to serve on the Chi Chester and Loudon NH Fire Depts.


There will be fire apparatus from the 1800’s on up to today. this is opportunity to see the evolution and history of NH fire apparatus throughout the years. It is a family friendly event and is free to the public. The Epsom Fire Dept., Explorer Post will be selling food beverages. There will be trophies presented and much more.


Some points of interest....
The Squad 51 Replica (1970’s TV show Emergency) will be present at this show.


1849 hand pumper (horse drawn) “the General Worth” and if conditions permit it will put on a pumping demonstration.


Langdon NH Fire Dept., 1955 Willy’s Jeep (Engine 3).
1932 Chevrolet/McCann.
1889 Wirt-Knox Hose reel.
1943 Chevrolet-Cayasler former Corp of Engineers pumper.
1923 Reo Chemical truck.
1941 Ford/American LaFrance (great story behind this truck).
1978 IHC//HOWE
1949 MACK LS Pumper
1977 Chevy/Pierce Mini Pumper
1937 GMC Combination Pumper
1930 Seagrave
1915 Hand drawn soda acid extinguisher cart


Chevrolet 1944 CLASS 325 US ARMY ENGINEERS.

1934 Chevrolet. Homemade, towns first motorized fire truck. It has a rotary gear PTO.


1986 GMC/Grumman 475/300/4WD. .


2012 HME 1500/2000...This truck is still in Service with the Chichester NH Fire Dept. Special Note about this truck, it was dedicated to Walter Sanborn for his years of service to the Chichester Fire Dept. and is only fitting that it be at the show.


1964 Chevrolet-Howe, first brand new truck purchased by the Town of Chichester.


Formerly of the Wolfeboro NH Fire Dept., Engine 2. This 1930 Buffalo Model 50, Serial # 1019, 500 GPM Hale rotary gear pump with a Waukesha 6 cylinder dual ignition engine, is undergoing restoration. This is great opportunity to see what is involved in the restoration process of a antique fire truck.


We have more trucks signing up and expect the number to grow.


The show is running from 10am to 2pm, apparatus will begin arriving a few hours for set up before the show. This is an educational opportunity for the public of all ages to see some NH History about the fire service.


We have Two FaceBook Event pages on this event: The first is the FB page of the Amoskeag Reserve Engine Company


The second is JHTopham Photography



Fairy Tales Come To Life In Shrek The Musical, Jr.


Nasty will be nice and Chichester will be ogre-the-moon when CCS students present their production of Shrek The Musical JR. The family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.


Set your calendars now to come join in a remarkably fun show:  Performances will be Friday, April 14 at 6:30 PM and Saturday, April 15 at 1 PM. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.  Don’t miss this hair-raising-hilarious and heartwarming show!



Chichester Central Trimester 2 Honor Roll


Grade 4
High Honors
Camdyn Despres, Allyson Brudniak, Memori Valentin


Brooke Daly, Evan Berkeley, Savannah Eaton, Alyvia Hanna, Alissa Lorden, Madelyn Pitman, Kaytlin White, Caleb May


Grade 5
High Honors
Michael Cox, Lindsey Eaton, Lilly Losey, Sophia Sykes


Cameron Clarke, Mackenzie Hawkins, Johnathan Holler, Jace LaCross, Tyler Marsden, Michael McLaughlin, Preston Monterio, Logan Purvis, Victoria Vallee, Mason Weir


Grade 6
High Honors
Joe Bourbeau, Colby Despres, Camden Kunitake, Michael Strazzeri, James Valotto


Isaiah Berkeley, Dale Brown, Brayden Casey, Andrew Chiavaras,  Ayslin Claudio, Kaydence Corson, Tristan Laflamme, Tyler Nolan, Matthew O’Rourke


Grade 7
High Honors
Ryan Ardine, Allison Miner, Summer Pescinski, Mason Pillsbury, Michael Pitman, Abby Randalll, Nathan Smith, Matthew Wagner


Olivia Berkeley, Lucas Crowell, Brooke Davison, Laci Grillo


Grade 8
High Honors
Ryan Casey, Alex Chiavaras, Helen Cika, Corey Cleasby, Sophia  Gulo, Katie Edmonds, Lindsay Hawkins, Leah LaCross, Robert Shaw


Brett Cassel, Rachel Clark, Macayla Fisher, Kelly Garnett, Jack Harkness, Ben Kunitake, Bridget Mercier, Jason Quinno












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