Chichester NH News

July 26, 2017


The Chichester Old Home Day Committee is looking for people who are willing to bake cookies for the noon meal on August 19. If you can help, please contact Tami Jameson at 731-7951.


Chichester Grange will meet only once during the month of August. That meeting will be on August 16.


The CYA Soccer registration deadline has now passed, But registrations will be accepted until July 29th with a $10.00 late fee. If you have not registered your child please do so as soon as possible.


Caramba soccer camp will be in Chichester again this year and still has space available. It is not too late to register for this camp which is a great way to get ready for the CYA soccer season.  Forms can be found at



Chichester Youth Association
Old Home Day Kickball Tournament
Saturday August 19 at 1:00pm


The CYA is sponsoring a kickball tournament during Old Home Day. Grab some friends and family to make a team... all ages welcomed.


Please visit for a registration form. Send completed form and $20 registration fee to CYA at P.O Box 394 Epsom NH 03258.


All forms must be received by August 5th. All teams must pre register.



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Library and Auxiliary representatives at the presentation of the grant.  From Left to right are:  Library Trustees Lucille Noel, Mary Jane Colbert and Carolee Davison; Past Grand Auxiliary Officer Rachel Heath; Library Director Lisa Prizio; and Auxiliary 613 President Babette Skinner.


Chichester Town Library Receives Grant


Representatives of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 613, located on South Main Street in Concord, visited the library recently to present a grant of $500.00 to help enable the library to purchase large print books and audio books for seniors.  Rachel Heath, Past Grand Auxiliary Officer, and Babette Skinner, President of local Auxiliary 613, explained the grant is made possible through their charitable organization, the Golden Eagle Fund.


The Chichester Town Library and community appreciate the generosity of the Auxiliary, as well as their focus on our senior community.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee


Time to sign up for a child’s backpack for back-to-school days.  You can stop by the shop or call - we’ll need: Child’s Name, Age, Adult Contact Number.


We had a great Christmas in July sale which helps fund this project. 


We have accessories for rollerblading (pads) helmets, etc. all on sale.  We have a New-In-the-box-never opened- 2016 Holiday Barbie, African American, Peace, Hope, Love Collection.  Will be in the store on Wed., July 26th - first $10.00 takes her home.


345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester/Pittsfield line.  Open Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



July 29 & 30 Date For 3rd Biennial Historic Chichester Garden Tour


The third biennial “Historic Chichester Garden Tour” is being held Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30, 2017.  Tickets $15 each day or both days for $25.  Registration both days, 8:30am-12:00pm; Registration at the AgCom booth, Farmers Market area of the Grange Hall parking lot, 54 Main St.


Registrants receive Tour Program-Map for that day, Heritage site-map, Entrance Ticket to Host Sites, Special Millican Tour Ticket (Saturday only), Luncheon Ticket and door prize ticket.  During registration, enjoy the Grange Hall Memorial Garden and in-progress Charrette design green-space as well as Historical Society’s heritage garden across the street (Please be careful crossing the street).  Donated Starbucks coffee and Country Store cider donuts offered at this time.


Reservations recommended to ensure adequate meal preparation for free Luncheon which should conform with most diet restrictions. Reservations can be made on-line or leave message 603-903-3891; tickets will be held for you day(s) of event at Registration Booth.  


Tentative Weekend Schedule:


Saturday Host Sites: 
Registration 08:30-Noon
Special Millican Nursery tour 09:30;
Self-guided tour on Horse Corner Rd (HCR) and Garvin Hill Rd: 
1. Reinhardt Gardens (HCR);
2. Newhook Gardens (HCR), working artist on site, as well as an A Capello ensemble 1:00-2:00; 
3. Humphrey Gardens (Garvin Hill);
4. Lemay Gardens (HCR), also fabric arts and cards);
5. Holmes Gardens (HCR).
Farmers Market 10:00-4:00, Grange Hall parking lot
Lunch - served by Annie B’s Farmstand @Registration booth
Garden Workshop-Demos 12:30-3:30 (under canopy)


Sunday Host Sites:
Registration 08:30-Noon
Self-guided tour on Smith Sanborn Rd, Horse Corner Rd (HCR), Bailey Rd, King Rd: 
1. Bond Gardens (Smith Sanborn Rd);
2. Lemay Gardens (HCR), also fabric arts and cards; 
3. MacKinnon Gardens (Bailey Rd), recycling-composting and lawn maintenance info shared
4. Mara Gardens (corner Rt. 4 & King Rd)
Farmers Market 10:00-4:00, Grange Hall parking lot
Lunch - served by Annie B’s Farmstand @Registration booth
Garden Workshop-Demos 12:30-3:30 (in Grange Hall)


Farmers Market features produce, baked goods & breads (Annie B’s Farmstand), maple syrup products (Journey’s End Maple Farm), daylilies for your gardens (Daisy Day), handmade soaps (Light Around the Moon), dog treats, vintage garden items (Lucille Noel), gardening books (Town Library), new and used garden paraphernalia (Garden Club). 


New this year is a free-to-the-public educational element, most of which are by local Master Gardeners.  Workshop-Demos at the Farmers Market offered each day 12:30-3:30:


Fairy-Gnome Gardens - Sat & Sun
Composting Methods - Sat & Sun
Knot Gardens - Sat & Sun
Rain Gardens - Sat & Sun
Gardens in Drought - Sat & Sun
Growing Herbs - Sat & Sun
Monarch Waystations - Sun
Straw Bale Gardening - Sun
Not yet confirmed:  Container Gardening, Beekeeping & Pollinators, Limited Mobility Gardening


See you on the 29th & 30th for a casual enjoyable weekend viewing some of Chichester’s finest rural garden secrets.



Chichester Town Library News


As many know, especially by reading the great article in the July 12th edition of the Sun, the Historic Chichester Garden Tour is happening this weekend, with its many additional attractions.  The library will be supporting this effort by staffing a booth with gardening and garden-related books for sale—at used book prices, of course.  Come, visit and see what bargains you can pick up.


Tomorrow, July 27th at 10:30 a.m., the Audubon Society will be at the library as part of the Summer Reading Program (SRP), “Build a Better World,” to teach the kids about various birds.  Additionally, the participants will be making seed balls to help build a better world for the birds, which helps to build a better world for everyone.


The Teen Advisory Group will be meeting on Saturday, July 29th.  This group is all about helping to build a better community (world).  They have already done a documentary on some of our more established citizens, which was available for viewing last year.  On August 12th, they will be facilitating the making of sweet rolls for a program of the SRP, which will directly benefit our hungry police officers and firefighters.


As an adjunct to the SRP, there will be FaceBook postings with hints from a book we found at the used book sale, “How to Make the World a Better Place,” by Jeffrey Hollender.  Although copyrighted in 1990, many of the basic tenets are still relevant.


The Down Cellar Writers will be meeting on Monday, July 31st, at 7 p.m.


Don’t forget the “little libraries” set up at Carpenter Park and the Town Hall/Grange.


The book for next month’s meeting of the Evening Book Club is All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.  This book has received accolades from all who have read it.  Join the group for the great discussion next month (August 9th) that is sure to happen.












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