Chichester NH News

May 17, 2017


It is time to open the “little book houses” for your reading pleasure. The Little Book House at Carpenter Park has been stocked with children’s books and is ready for use.  The one at the Town/Grange Hall will be open on May 22 with books for both children and adults. Feel free to take a book, leave a book, or just read a book and put it back.



The Chichester Heritage Commission will meet on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Town Library. This is an open meeting and all are welcome.


The Chichester Historical Society’s yearly yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 20, at the museum building on 49 Main Street. Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, May 16th. Contact Lucille Noel  at 798-5709 if you have items to donate, and be sure to attend the sale itself.


The Design Charrette Team will meet on May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Historical Society Museum.


The public is welcome to all Charrette meetings.


Santa Fe Chicken and Aztec Rice are on the menu for the Community Supper on May 24. Come to the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall and enjoy a free meal in the company of your friends and neighbors. Donations are always welcomed and used to defray the costs of future suppers. May 24 and June 7 will be the last suppers before the summer break.


Happy Birthday to Tracie Davison on May 24.


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 short program, and then move outside for placing a wreath at the memorial stone and a flag ceremony. Three veterans who are also members of the Chichester Historical Society will share stories of their service.  This program is held each year on the “traditional” Memorial Day so as not to conflict with other observances in the area.


Dan Schroth of Stonefence Builders will be erecting a stone wall in the “green space” at the Town Hall on Saturday, June 3. He begins early and he needs helpers and flat stones in order to complete the project in a timely fashion. Flat stones may be brought to the site any time before June 3. Contact Lucille Noel at 798-5709 for further particulars.


The CYA will not be opening the Snack Shack at Carpenter Park this spring. A lot of people have been working diligently to get the new building ready, but unfortunately there are still some key items that need to be finished. Perhaps it can be opened for the soccer season. Meanwhile, the CYA will be doing some fundraisers to help with the loss of revenue from the Snack Shack. One is a raffle for a round of golf for four people with carts at Beaver Meadow. Tickets are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00.  To purchase a ticket, see a baseball or softball player. The sales period ends on June 1st and the drawing will be at the CYA meeting on June 11th at 6:30.



Chichester Youth Association
Old Home Day
Kickball Tournament


The CYA is sponsoring a kickball tournament during Old Home Day on Saturday Aug. 19th at 1:00.  Grab some friends and family to make a team...all ages welcomed.  Registration forms are available on the CYA website Home.  Looking forward to see you there!



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee


This week, May 15 thru May 20, Ladies blouses and tops 3/$1.00!!!  (does not include name brand tops and blouses.)  VCR tapes, including Disney, a grocery bag full $1.00!  Items for Memorial Day will be out for sale, tee’s, flags, etc.  On your GPS, find us at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191 & Like us on Facebook!



Chichester Town Library News


This Saturday, May 20th, is the annual plant sale in conjunction with the Down Under Used Book Sale.  Come early to get the best selection of plants (and books)!  The sale starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.  Our special thanks to Millican’s Nursery who donates these plants every year.  We all benefit from their generosity.  Thanks, Millican’s!


Don’t forget the Pontine Theatre’s presentation of “The Story of a Bad Boy,” also on the 20th, but in the evening at 7 p.m. at the Grange, 54 Main Street.  We have enjoyed their holiday-related presentations, but the weather cancelled an earlier scheduled appearance.  We are lucky to have them now, as they present a semi-autobiographical story by Thomas Bailey Aldrich.  Sponsored by the library, this show is free to the public.


Every Wednesday afternoon a group of knitters and other needle-work aficionados meet at 3:30 p.m. under the guidance of Sharon Pinckney.  Bring your knitting or crocheting (or other needle-work project) to the Knitting Circle.  All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.


Preschool Story and Craft Hour is tomorrow, Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.  This is always a special time for the youngsters and their parent/caregiver.


Monday, May 22nd, at 6:30 is the meeting of the Photography Group. 


The Down Cellar Writers have postponed their meeting to Monday, June 4th, when they will be combining their meeting with the Down Cellar Poets. 


Tuesday, May 23rd, at 10 a.m. is Toddler Time for children under the age of three, including babies.


A basket-making class for teens and adults is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th at 6 p.m.  The class is limited to 8 people, so signing up ahead of time is necessary.  There will be a cost of $8 to cover the materials.  Please contact the library at 798-5613 to reserve your spot.


If you are looking for kindred souls who also love books and enjoy talking about them, consider joining one of the book groups at the library.  One meets the first Thursday of the month at noon.  They are reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio this month. This is a New York Times bestseller which has been described by the author as “a meditation on kindness…”  The other book group meets on the second Wednesday of the month.  This month’s read for them is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.”




Benjamin Scot Prescott

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CHICHESTER- Benjamin Scot Prescott, known to all as Scot, passed away on May 9, 2017 at his home in Chichester.  He was surrounded by so many who loved him.  Scot succumbed to cancer after a long battle at the age of 55.


Scot was the son of Benjamin Joseph and Patricia (Houghton) Prescott.  He grew up in Bow, NH and attended Bow and Concord High School, graduating with the Class of 1979.


The master of how things worked, he ran Haggett’s Bike Shop in Manchester for many years.  He was a motorcycle enthusiast, an artist, and he saw the beauty and possibility in everything around him.  Many may recall the huge bittersweet dragon and bucking horse he displayed on his lawn at his home on Route 28 in Chichester.  His sharp and discerning eye found treasures everywhere and that included people.  He was ever ready to share, help and love those in need of a hand, hug or favor.


In addition to his parents, Scot is survived by his wife, Dani (Fanny) Prescott; son, Benjamin Dylan Prescott, and his brother, Brent Prescott of Weare, NH.  He also leaves 18 cousins, aunts, grandchildren, and a large extended family, the Fanny’s of Boscawen.


Calling Hours will be held on Friday, May 19th from 5 to 8 P.M. in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom.  Burial will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Scot’s memory may be sent to the CRVNA Hospice, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord, NH 03301.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit












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