Chichester NH News

May 24, 2017


Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange Hall. This meeting was postponed from May 17.


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.


The Chichester Conservation Commission is planning a work session at Carpenter Park on the afternoon of Sunday, June 4th, to work on the control of invasive species, specifically Japanese barberry and autumn olive. They would welcome anyone who would like to help with this project to stop the spread of these non-native plants which are taking over the native plants’ territory.


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 will be there at 6 a.m. 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 4 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.


The Chichester Methodist Community Supper scheduled for June 7 has been moved to May 31. It will be an Outdoor Barbecue, and it is the final supper for this season.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee


We do have some special Nascar and Harley Davidson merchandise.  Wedding and graduation items are also out.


We will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. Do stop by and pickup some barbeque tools as well as picnic supplies.


We are on Rte 28 North, near the Pittsfield line in the long grey plaza with several stores.  Mon. 8-4; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


Thanks to everyone who supported the used book sale and plant sale last Saturday.  Your patronage helps the library remain your center of community for programming, meeting, reading and interests.


The Teen Advisory Group will be meeting on Saturday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.  After a successful pancake breakfast for seniors in April, the group wants to plan more activities. 


Remember the challenge to read “1000 Books Before Kindergarten?”  Well, we already have one successful participant:  Aaron Rousselle.  Although he is only 2 years old, he has already accomplished the goal.  He received his certificate, a cookie and a toy on May 10th.  Congratulations, Aaron!


The Memory Café will be meeting on June 5th.  Participants and their caregivers will be going to Northwood Meadows State Park on Route 4.  This lovely park is great for walking and enjoying the woods.  Either meet at the park at 2:30 p.m. (it is well marked and across from Peace Time Puzzles) or meet at the Epsom Library at 2:15 to carpool.  If it is raining, the group will meet at the Epsom Library.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  there are just a few weeks remaining before the library holds an open house and dedication for the new addition.  It will be held on June 17th, the same day as that month’s used book sale.  This addition, made possible by a bequest of Shirley A. Waters, features a lift to assist those with mobility challenges, a comfortable “reading” room and storage areas.


Also because of the generous actions of the family of Olive A. Edmunds, donations made in her honor and memory have allowed the library to purchase a beautiful and well-made rocking chair.  It can be found in the “reading” room.  Those donations will also be used for a subscription to the Concord Monitor.  Start your day, or check in anytime, to see the news of the broader community.


The Heritage Commission has alerted us to the availability of five (5) maple trees that are for the beautification of our roadsides in Chichester.  These trees, known for their Fall foliage, are waiting for digging and subsequent transplanting at Bob and Faye McAnney’s.  Please call Lucille Noel at 798-5709.


The library will be closed for commemoration of Memorial Day, on Monday, May 29th.



Chichester Old Home Day Committee
Submitted By Heather White


In the previous information, I gave the wrong meeting date. I greatly apologize.


Our next meeting is on 5/30 at 6:30 pm.


As of now we have volunteers whom have taken on the task of a scavenger hunt around town.


A build your own box car, on site and join our drive-in movie for Friday night, all while the Mardenfamily prepares and lowers the beans into the ground, following years of tradition.


Old Home Day is coming to life before our eyes. If you like to make a difference and be a part of bringing everyone together, we could use your help. Small or large, in any capacity, you are able, volunteers are welcomed and greatly appreciated.



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Photo by Tom Hitchcock


“...To Build A Stonewall”


Sometimes it “takes a Village” to get a project going. With some dedicated volunteers and Dan Schroth, “Stoneman” of STONEFENCE at the helm, we hope to get a wall built on Saturday, June 3rd. Bring your gloves and some flat-type stone (of
any size) and show up at the Grange/Town Hall parking lot anytime from 6 am on - Dan gets an early start. Can’t lift stone? Come give moral support to the project. We”ll take a noonish break for some nourishment. If you can donate some food for the table contact Lucille Noel, 798-5709. Let’s make this a community effort in the Town of Chichester.












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