Chichester NH News

June 28, 2017


Flags are flying on Historic Main Street! On Saturday, June 17, members of the Chichester Police Association and the Chichester Firemen’s Association attached 50 American flags to utility poles along our scenic short cut. Funding for this project was provided by the Associations with some help from the Chichester Heritage Commission.



Chichester Grange has no formal meeting in the month of July. There will be an Eat-Out at Makris Restaurant on July 19.



The final work date for the stonewall at the Greenspace will be Saturday, July 1, from 6 a.m. on. Dan Schroth starts early. Many hands are needed. Lunch will be provided. For information contact Lucille Noel 798-5709 or Bernd Reinhardt 736-7074.



CYA Soccer registration forms are due on July 15.   They can be found online at



Happy Birthday to Richard Hammond on June 28, Kyle Menard on June 29, and Karen Michael on July 4.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


The Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop will be closed Mon. July 3rd and Tues., July 4th. Please enjoy the holiday and come see us on Wed., July 5, Thurs. and Sat. Look for some super summer (and it is here!) specials!  345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester.  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


There will be a basket-making class tonight at 6 p.m.  If you’re interested, call Lisa at 798-5613 to see if there are any openings.


Down Cellar Poets are expected to meet on Monday, July 3rd .


The sign-up for the Summer Reading Program (SRP), “Make a Better World,” has already begun.  With special programs planned throughout the summer, ending on August 25th, this is a great way to keep the kids engaged with reading, learning and fun—all related to “Make a Better World.”  Each child will be given a booklet containing ideas for possible ways to improve the world.  They will be expected to do some of them.  Satisfactory completion of the SRP results in a free game at Chuckster’s and an ice cream at Frekey’s--fun and delicious results for a summer of fun.  In addition, the following activities, for which registration is required, have been planned:


July 12, 3:30 p.m.—Local author and illustrator, Professor Cookie, will read her book, The Lie.  Kids will then explore developing and drawing a character of their own.  Older kids will learn how to create and develop a story board.  These activities will spur the imaginations and creativity of the participants.  


July 27th, at 10:30 a.m.—The Audubon Society will be at the library to teach us about local birds.  In addition, the kids will be making a seed ball to take home and to feed the birds.


August 7th, at 7 p.m.—The ever-popular Lego Derby is scheduled for the Grange.  Our continued thanks to Bob Shaw, who makes this happen.


August 12th, at 9:30 a.m.—Making sweet rolls—YUM—will be facilitated by the Teen Advisory Group.  This fun time will be held at the Chichester Safety Complex, with the fruits (or rolls) of the kids’ efforts will be shared with the Police and Fire Departments.


For those who participate, or are interested in participating, in the activities of the Memory Café, it will be meeting on July 10th, 2:30 p.m. at the Northwood Lake Beach (54 Lake Shore Drive).  People can either go directly there or meet up at the Epsom Library at 2:15.   If it’s a rainy day, the Cafe will meet at the Chichester Town Library.



Many Hands Make Light Work


On Saturday June 3rd and again on June 10th, Dan Schroth and brother Mark mentored a group of volunteers in the art of stonework. With Nate Bronnenberg and his piece of heavy equipment, stones were put in place. The wall defines the roadside Greenspace located at the Grange/Town Hall and is beautiful. Thank you Dan and Mark and all the community members who were willing to move this part of the Greenspace Project nearer to completion. 


In a future article, ALL volunteers will be recognized as well as those who donated food and water. 


The final work date will be Saturday, July 1st from 6 a.m. on - Dan starts early. Many hands are needed. 


Lunch will be provided. For information contact Lucille Noel, 798-5709 or Bernd Reinhardt, 736-7074.



Volunteers Needed To Keep Community Trails In Good Condition


Chichester, NH – UNH Cooperative Extension and the Town of Chichester Conservation Commission will host a volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, where members of the public are invited to come learn how to maintain high-quality trails. This training is perfect for conservation commissioners, local service clubs, land trust volunteers, private landowners, trail users or anyone wanting to keep community trails in good condition.


The workshop will begin with a brief presentation at the Chichester Town Hall before moving outside to Chichester’s Carpenter Park for hands-on experience on the trail. “This is a fun opportunity to get outdoors and learn new skills for maintaining trails that community members can enjoy,” said UNH Cooperative Extension Stewardship Outreach Coordinator Emily Lord.


Lord, who has formerly worked for the Student Conservation Association, will lead the workshop with Lewis Shelley of Snowhawk, LLC. Shelley has over twenty-five years of experience in trail design, construction, and training.


Participants can expect to learn trail basics such as how to assess the condition of existing trails and how to deal with water, slope, grades, and recreational uses. You’ll get hands-on experience with specialty tools and learn about options for borrowing tools for your volunteer efforts. The workshop also covers safety and how to determine if your trails project requires professional help.


Thanks to a generous donor, this workshop, valued at $65, is offered to New Hampshire volunteers at a special rate of $25. A bag lunch is included.


For more information and to sign up, visit: If you have questions, contact Emily Lord at or call 603-862-1572.


About UNH Cooperative Extension

UNH Cooperative Extension puts trusted information and practical knowledge in the hands of citizens and businesses in New Hampshire. UNH Cooperative Extension is at work in every New Hampshire county, making the state’s critical industries stronger; developing vibrant communities and municipal leaders; fostering healthy families and an informed and engaged citizenry; and keeping the state’s natural resources healthy and productive. 


About the Stewardship Network: New England

The Stewardship Network: New England is creating a culture of stewardship in New England through the power of volunteers. An initiative of UNH Cooperative Extension, the Network helps connect conservation organizations to volunteers and volunteers to conservation organizations, increasing the capacity of agencies and researchers who engage citizens in the care and study of lands and waters.




Beverly L. Cheney


Beverly L. Cheney, 89, of Granny Howe Road, died June 21st at her home following a long illness.


She was born in Concord, the daughter of George and Margaret Dennerly. She was a graduate of Concord High School. She worked as a telephone operator for N.E.Tel & Tel for many years.


She was the widow of Gordon Cheney, Sr., who died in 2011 and is survived by two sons, Gordon Cheney, Jr. and wife Sharon of Chichester; Arthur Cheney and wife Pat of Daytona Beach, FL; a daughter, Marjorie Anderson of Daytona Beach; eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a great great grandson; three brothers, Dwayne Dennerly, Dana Dennerly, and Rev. Charles Arsenault, and a sister Namoni Emerson; several nieces and nephews.


There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Service washeld in the chapel of the Waters Funeral Home, 50 So. Main St. Concord on Tuesday, June 27 at 1:00 PM. The Rev. Dwayne Bailey of the Concord Hospice House and her brother, Rev. Charles Arsenault co-officiated.


In lieu of flowers, Donations in her memory may be made to CRVNA – Hospice Program, 33 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301.


The Waters Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.












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