Historical Society will have its annual “yard sale” fund raiser on
Sat., May 20 at the Historical Society on Main St. There is a
need for donations for the sale. They can be dropped off at
the Historical Society on any Tues. or Fri. morning or call Lucille
Noel and she will arrange a drop off time 798-5709.
Lasagna is on the menu for the Community Supper at the Chichester
United Methodist Parish Hall on May 10. Supper begins at 6 p.m. and
is free to all, although donations are welcome to defray the costs
of future suppers. Come and enjoy good food and good fellowship with
your neighbors and friends.
Happy Birthday to Carter
Pillsbury and Todd Hammond on May 13.
Grange will meet on Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the
The annual Memorial Day program
sponsored by Chichester Grange will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at
6:30 p.m. at the Grange/Town Hall. Plan to meet inside for a brief
inspirational program, and then move outside for placing a wreath at
the memorial stone and a flag ceremony. This program is held each
year on the “traditional” Memorial Day so as not to conflict with
other observances in the area.
Chichester Old Home
May 23, 6:30 pm in the Grange hall we will be
having our next meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to come.
Another event we have finalized the details for the Friday, August
18 evening event is build your own box car and come to our box car
drive in movie! Times to be announced at a later date. Save
Out Of Your Attic Thrift
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Mother’s Day is Sunday,
May 14th. This week, all Mother’s Day mugs and Grandmother mugs, and
picture frames are 1/2 price!
Flowers, pins, flags are out in
preparation for Memorial Day!
345 Suncook Valley Hgwy,
Chichester (Rte 28 North from Epsom) Open Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs.
8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191 and like us on Facebook!
Mother’s Day Breakfast
We will be having our
Annual Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday May 14th from 7:30-10:00 AM
at the Fire-Rescue building. Please come and join us for a delicious
buffet breakfast with eggs, pancakes, bacon, homefries, and assorted
drinks. The cost of the breakfast is $7.00 for adults and
$4.00 for children under 10.
Town Wide Yard Sale
Firefighters Association is once again sponsoring the Chichester
Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday June 3rd, 8am-2pm. There are several
ways you can participate: If you want to come to a central location,
spots will be available at the Town Hall parking lot. If you are
having a sale at your home or business you may have your yard sale
location and description placed on a Town of Chichester map. There
is no charge for either of the above, but a donation to the
Firefighters Assoc. equipment fund would be greatly appreciated.
Lastly, if you have some items you want to get rid of, but don’t
want to have your own sale, the Firefighters Association will accept
donated items which we will sell to add to the equipment fund.
Donation of items will be accepted at the fire station the week of
May 29-June 2. No clothing or upholstered furniture please. You may
leave items by the front door if no-one is there. Pick up can
possibly be arranged.
Maps will be available for pickup at the
fire station on Friday June 2nd or at the Town Hall on Saturday the
3rd. Once again, there is no cost for any of this, but we are
suggesting a donation to the Firefighters Association Equipment
Fund, which is used to buy equipment for the fire-rescue department,
beyond what is available in the regular budget.
register for the Yard Sale or get more information by visiting our
You may also contact Paul Sanborn at 608-6252, Ben Chaffee at
603-486-6555, or sign up at the fire station.
Chichester Grange Awards
Submitted By Hannah West
Chichester Grange held its
Annual Awards Night on May 3 with forty-nine people in attendance.
Officer Philip A. Arnone was recognized as Police Officer of the
Year. Phil came to the Chichester Police Department in April, 2016,
and graduated from the Police Standards and Training Academy in
August of the same year. An avid hockey player, he jumped into the
Chad of Dartmouth program with enthusiasm. He played as a member of
the police team in this year’s Battle of the Badges and scored three
of the nine goals as the forward of the team. More importantly, he
raised $5500.00 for the charity and made a life-time friend named
Parker. We hope he will remain a full time officer with the
Chichester Police Department for many years.
Elaine Coffey was
chosen as this year’s Community Citizen. She worked at Chichester
Central School for 25 years, sixteen of them as a special education
teacher. In her retirement she has embraced volunteer work. She
volunteers at Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop and both the Concord and
Pittsfield food pantries. She also volunteers at Concord VNA
Hospice, doing office work. She has been volunteering at the refugee
center in Concord on a weekly basis. She is a deacon at the First
Congregational Church of Pittsfield and can be seen working in the
root beer float booth at Pittsfield Old Home Day to earn money for
the infant/toddler diaper pantry that the church sponsors. The
greater Chichester area is enriched by Elaine’s energy and caring.
This year it was Chichester Central School’s turn for the Educator
of the Year award. The Grange decided to honor Principal Brian
Beaverstock for the positive impact that his energy and enthusiasm
has had on Chichester’s students, faculty, and parents. Even the
school building has benefitted from his oversight of the
installation of a new septic system, a new furnace, and a number of
issues with the well and the water system. Mr. Beaverstock has been
at Chichester Central for nearly three years, and we hope he will
remain for many more years, helping Chichester School thrive.
Shirley Sullivan, this year’s Postal Worker, is a rural carrier
associate at the Epsom Post Office. She began her career at the Post
Office in 1987 and has covered many jobs over the years.
Outside of work she cares for her family, is an avid bird watcher,
and is currently designing a tiny house with her brother. Everyone
at the Epsom Post Office appreciates her smiling face and positive
The Outstanding Youth Award was given to some young
ladies who, as members of the Teen Advisory Group at the Chichester
Library, successfully completed an oral history of several
Chichester residents. They prepared appropriate questions,
conducted interviews, and recorded and edited the results. Hana
Testerman, Emily Allen, and Sarah Miner were present to receive
their awards. Mikayla Cadorette also helped with the project but was
not present at the Awards Night.
The evening ended with
refreshments and a social time.
Carolee Davison of
Chichester Grange and Postal Worker Shirley Sullivan.
Hannah West of Chichester
Grange and Sarah Miner, Emily Allen, Hana Testerman, and
Chichester Librarian Lisa Prizio.
Officer Philip A. Arnone
and his CHaD buddy Parker.
Hannah West of Chichester
Grange and Principal Brian Beaverstock of Chichester Central School.
Chichester Grange Awards
Night Recipients. Left to right: Outstanding Youth - Sarah Miner,
Hana Testerman, and Emily Allen; Postal Worker-Shirley Sullivan;
Community Citizen - Elaine Coffey; Police Officer - Philip Arnone
and his Chad buddy Parker; Educator - Brian Beaverstock.
Mary West of Chichester
Grange and Community Citizen Elaine Coffey.