Heritage Commission will meet on Thursday, July 20, at the
Chichester Town Library at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome to
attend these meetings.
The Community Design Charrette
Commission will meet on Monday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at the Historical
Society Museum, 49 Main Street. Progress made on the “Green Space”
will be discussed. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Summer Exhibit at the Chichester Historical Society is
on the topic of “Chichester’s Country Stores: Past and Present.”
Chichester has had five country stores over the years. The Museum
hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 or by appointment. Call
Lucille Noel at 798-5709 to arrange for a time convenient for you.
Happy Birthday to Mason Pillsbury on July 22 and Myles
Davison on July 26.
Chichester Central School
Slides Towards a Safer and More Accessible Playground
Chichester Central School has two donors to thank for starting their
campaign for a safer and more accessible school playground. At
the annual school district meeting held this past March, a donation
from Matrix Business Concepts of Chichester was awarded to the
Chichester School District to begin the project of replacing the
school’s playground slide. In June, Chichester Central School
is proud to have received a community grant from the Globe Community
Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Both Matrix
Business Concepts and the Globe Community Fund have given a giant
boost by providing these donations for a new slide that will be
available to children of all levels of mobility.
Research by the
Robert Wood Johnson foundation states that not only does recess
affect children’s academic success, but it also contributes to their
overall well being. The generosity of Globe Manufacturing and
Matrix Business Concepts has put CCS closer to installing a slide
that will be safe and accessible for all students. The slide
will be the second piece of equipment that Chichester Central School
has brought in order to make their playground accessible. Both the
PTO and the CCS student council worked two years ago to provide an
accessible swing. Both projects are the beginning of a broader
plan to keep children safe while making accessibility available to
all while playing.
Though the actual slide piece has been
ordered, Chichester Central School is still looking for donations
and volunteers to help toward the groundwork and installation.
They would also appreciate donations of box tops for education from
General Mills products as this program can significantly support the
school with more involvement from all citizens of Chichester. If you
have an interest making a donation or in volunteering time for the
playground project, please call the main office at 798-5651 and
speak with Principal Brian Beaverstock or via email at
Donations of Boxtops for Education can be sent in with
students, dropped off at school, or mailed to 219 Main Street,
Chichester, NH 03258.
Chichester Central School is looking
forward to creating additional opportunities for the community to
come together for the benefit of children in this town and the
greater surrounding area.
Chichester Town Library
Thanks to all who came to the Library last Saturday to buy
used books, puzzles, cd’s and dvd’s. The relationship between
the community, customers and the library helps to “Build a Better
World” for all of us in Chichester and others.
A basket class is
scheduled for next week on July 26th. This project will be a
large Farmers Market basket with a Williamsburg handle. The
cost will be $21.00. Participants will need to bring an old
kitchen towel, strong shears, clip clothespins, a pencil, tape
measure and a flat head screwdriver. The class size is
limited, so hurry and call the library at 798-5613 to sign up.
Thursday, July 27th at 10:30a.m., The Audubon Society will be at the
library as part of the Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better
World,” to teach the kids about various birds. Additionally,
the participants will be making bird feeders to help build a better
world for the birds.