Chichester NH News

May 31, 2017


Congratulations to Sarah Hubbard of Chichester who has been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester.


Students on the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester. Hubbard is majoring in Graphic Design & Digital Media.


Chichester Old Home Day 2017


Old home day planning is going great! If you are a vendor, crafter, local business or a non profit that would like to be part of our old home day on August 19, please go to, print and submit your application and fee to the Town of Chichester and we will be in touch. Space is limited. If you don’t have the ability to print stop in to our town offices to get a copy of the form. Any additional questions please feel free to contact Heather White at or 603-799-9580.   We can’t wait to hear from you!



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee


If anyone has some CD covers, we can use them for some CDs and DVDs that came in without covers.


Be sure and check the third room for “seasonal” items such as wedding and graduation and garden and summer toys. Also, there is the brown shelving unit with the 25¢ items.


Week of May 29th - closed Monday for Memorial Day. Tuesday through Saturday, all material and drapes 1/2 price!


Set your GPS for 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester.  Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.  Like us on Facebook.



Chichester Town Library News


The Knitting Circle meets this afternoon, Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m.
The Preschool Story Hour will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 1st.


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


Both the Down Cellar Writers and Poets groups will be meeting on Monday, June 5th at 7 p.m.


Toddler Time is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th at 10 a.m.



Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210


Good day, we at the Concord-Epsom Elks would like to get the word out that we rent our function hall and we also  rent out the dining room as well. For availability and pricing please contact our lodge secretary at (603)736-8941.


Our Elks Riders Association will be hosting an all you can eat breakfast buffet on June 17th, 10 am-1 pm in our dining room. Proceeds to benefit the veterans at the Liberty House in Manchester.  Cost is $15 per riders, $10 per passengers.  Following breakfast the riders will be riding to the Laconia Elks Lodge. Kick stands up at 1:30 pm.  50/50 Raffle and all for a great cause. Breakfast is open to the public.



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Lisa Prizio, Librarian at the Chichester Town Library reading to the children during the May 18th Preschool Story and Craft Hours.



Jen Conway: Germfighters, A Battle Within


Jen Conway, an author of a recently published children’s book, GERMFIGHTERS, A BATTLE WITHIN, grew up in Chichester.  She graduated from Chichester Central School in 1992; attended Bishop Brady High School; and graduated from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.  She is an Architect by profession and had worked for an architectural firm in Manhattan for over 11 years, while she lived in New York City.


Jen now resides in Southern California with her husband and her children.  She is presently a stay-at-home mom to her two young, imaginative boys.  Her boys love superheroes, exploring and having adventures.  They spend much of their time exploring the mountains, trails, and parks near their California home.


The idea of writing the book derived as result of trying to find a way of teaching her sons the importance of cleaning and taking care of scratches and scrapes.  When her oldest son was about 3 years old, he got a bad scrape on his knee.  He refused to clean it, so she made up a fantastical world where germs were the “bad guys” and superheroes were the “good guys.”  The tiny superheroes lived inside the first-aid spray.  It was up to her son to spray them on the germy “bad guys,” and become a “Germ Fighter!” Every time he got a cut, he wanted to hear about the first-aid superheroes.  Soon they began to make clay characters as a way to imagine their story.  While the boys attended preschool, her husband took photos of the clay characters and then she compiled it into a children’s book of a super-hero, germs, and first-aid spray.  Publishing the book became a way to share the story with other parents and children.


The children’s book, GERM FIGHTERS, A BATTLE WITHIN, is now available through Amazon.  It is also available at the Chichester Town Library.  As pictured, the book was read by the Librarian, Lisa Prizio, during the May 18th Preschool Story and Craft Hour at the Chichester Town Library.


Jen recently donated a copy of the book to Chichester Central School, where it is to be read to the kindergarten students by the Librarian, Kate Dockham.  Jen felt it was important for her to share the book with the school, since that was where she learned to read and was encouraged in writing stories.  Jen recalled participating in the Young Authors Contest at the school, attending the awards ceremony, and having a photo of the ceremony published in The Suncook Valley Sun.



Keene State Announces The 2017 Spring Dean’s List


1,245 students have been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Keene State College, including the students named below.
Allison Bachelder of Chichester
Justin Banks of Chichester
Ashley Chapman of Chichester
Colby Clark of Pittsfield
Heather Hunt of Gilmanton
Ryan Marquis of Pittsfield
Haleigh Patch of Gilmanton Iron Works
Bailey St.Laurent of Chichester



Student Council Trivia Fun Night To Provide Help to Music Program


The CCS Student Council is organizing a Trivia Fun Night to be held in the CCS Courtyard on Friday, June 6, at 6 PM.  Entry fee to participate for the night is $1. There will also be food available for sale.   


Come out for the fun and while you are there, help expand the horizons of sound in the music room! Join us to raise money for diverse classroom percussion instruments, African drums, xylophones, and ukuleles. 


Experiences with these instruments brings joy to children’s lives, enriches their musical experience, creates excitement for future opportunities, and opens up a whole world of culture. If you have a gently used instrument that you would like to donate, please contact Mr. Beaverstock at 798-5651.  Those who donate an instrument will receive a free meal at our Trivia Fun Night!












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