The back wall is
finished at the Town/Grange Hall Greenspace. Thanks to Dan Schroth,
Mark Colby, Ewen McKinnon, John Healy, and Nate Bronnenberg who
volunteered their talent and time to create a beautiful wall.
The Community Design Charrette Team will meet on Monday,
August 28th at the Historical Society Museum, 49 Main Street.
Progress on the Greenspace will be discussed. The meeting begins at
7 p.m. and is open to all town residents. For more information call
Lucille at 798-5709.
The Historical Society is looking
for new members interested in working on society projects. We have
diaries and town records to be transcribed. Special displays always
need to be done. A project is waiting for your special talent.
Some of these projects can be done at home or on your own time. The
society building is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesdays and
Fridays. If you are unable to meet this schedule, other times can be
arranged. For further information, call Lucille Noel at
Caller Id Spoofing Is A Popular (And Costly) Scam
ID spoofing has quickly become a common scamming tactic that can
lead to credit card or identity theft. According to TDS Telecom
(TDS®), a simple way to prevent becoming a victim to the scam is to
avoid revealing personal information.
What is caller ID spoofing?
Scammers fake their appearance on caller ID displays in order to
appear as if they are a reputable company such as your bank,
creditor, insurance company, or even the government. They do this to
get people to disclose their personal information including credit
card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, and/or anything
they can use or sell.
“We often think of Caller ID as a validity
check, but this isn’t always the case,” said Phillip Berry, manager
of Voice Product Management. “It’s unusual your bank, phone company,
or other companies would call you for personal information, so be
wary of what information you reveal and to whom. Even if it seems
legitimate, consider hanging up and calling back the caller – at the
number you normally reach them.”
If you don’t have the business
number handy, look for it on an account statement, in the phone
book, or the company’s official website. Be particularly wary if the
caller is persistent and using pressure – scammers often try to
scare people into sharing their information.
“unknown number” notification on a caller ID screen does not imply a
spoofed call. It usually means a blocked call or a caller is using
*67 before dialing your number in order to hide where the call is
TDS advises customers to revisit the FCC guidelines
and to learn more about caller ID spoofing to avoid becoming a
Out Of Your Attic Thrift
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Some items we can use
are: Men’s size 38 pants; 13 gallon white bags and medium size
Be sure and check out the section for kid shoes,
located at the end of the first aisle, just before the bathroom.
Books are there too.
Pictures and frames are 1/2 price Wed.,
Thurs., and Sat.
Rte 28 North, near the Pittsfield line.
Mon. 8-12; Tues & Thurs 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat 10-4. 247-7191.
Central School News
Submitted By Brian Beaverstock, Principal
Chichester Central School
On behalf of the teachers and entire
staff at Chichester Central School, we hope you have had a safe and
enjoyable summer. We are looking forward to welcoming back all
of our students for the 2017-18 school year. The classrooms
are in order, hallways are waxed and shined, and the teaching staff
is gearing up for another exciting year of learning and growing
together with our students. All students should have received
a “welcome” letter from their homeroom teacher which will list
necessary supplies for the school year. You will also be able
to find these letters on the school website in case you misplace
Wednesday, August 30, is our first day of school.
Please look over the bus routes as some times and stops have
changed. Students should be at their designated bus stop at
least 10 minutes before their scheduled time in the first week of
school so we can gauge their pick-up time and bus route correctly.
Parents who are dropping off their children are asked to do so after
8 and as close to 8:10 as possible as students may begin entering
their homeroom at 8:10 and the school day will officially begin at
8:15 AM. This is a change from last year. The school day
has been extended to 2:45 PM which is when parent pick-up will begin
and buses load for departure. This extension of the school day
is to provide an extra 5 minutes for lunch periods and an extra 5
minutes of instruction to the school day.
The lunch price for
students this year will be $2.50 for K-4 students and $2.70 for
students in grades 5-8. This difference is due to the fact
that students in grades 5-8 receive larger portions than our younger
students. Adults who would like to purchase a fine meal
may do so at $3.50, but please call ahead to make arrangements.
More information including our school lunch menu will be posted on
our website and on our google calendar. Speaking of our
website, our school website and the SAU #53 website has a brand new
look. Please get to know our new website as the intention is
to make finding information easier with less clicks.
kindergarten students are invited to an orientation to school with
their parents and practice riding the school bus on Tuesday, August
29. Please meet at school in our kindergarten classroom at CCS
at 10 AM that morning. All incoming first grade students may
visit their classroom from 11-11:45 AM on Tuesday, August 29 as well
in order to reorient themselves with their new classroom. The
PTO will once again be hosting our fabulous Back to School Barbeque
on Wednesday, September 6 at 5 PM. Carpooling for this event
is strongly encouraged as there is limited parking at school.
After everyone is fed, families are encouraged to meet the teachers
and tour the school as part of the annual Open House at 6 PM.
I am very proud of our school’s accomplishments in the past year
and am looking forward to another great year of learning in our CCS
community. Students in grades 5-8…be sure to complete your
summer reading book and your summer reading assignment. Enjoy
this last week of summer and please call the school at 798-5651 if
there are any questions!
Bus Route Schedule for
Chichester Central School
7:24 Right on Main
St. Turns @ Fire Station, right to Main St.
Street/ Right onto Cross/Granny Howe. Right onto Rte 4W.
Right on King Rd. Right to Canterbury Rd. Right onto Main St.
to Horse Corner.
7:34 Corner of Horse Corner/Towle Mason,
Left onto Lane
7:38 Right onto road marked “To Hutchinson
7:42 Turns around in Pembroke
7:46 Right onto
Short Falls, Left onto Lovers’ Lane
7:48 Right onto Burnt
7:51 Right onto Smith Sanborn
7:53 Right onto Highland, Right onto Smith Sanborn
onto Dover Rd E to traffic circle
8:03 Left on Deermeadow
7:25 Main St. to W on Dover Rd
7:35 Turns onto Ricker Rd. to
Harvest, Holstein, Guernsey
7:41 Left onto King onto E.
7:51 Right onto Bear Hill
7:54 Left onto
Durgin, continues to Ferrin
8:01 Left onto Bear Hill
8:04 Right onto Rte 28 S.
onto Bear Hill to Center Rd. (Bus does not stop on Bear Hill)
7:32 To Horse Corner
7:35 Garvin Hill/Horse Corner
7:40 Staniels/Horse Corner
7:42 Left onto Higgins,
turn at Preve
7:44 Right onto Horse Corner, Left onto
at cul-de-sac, Left onto Horse Corner
and Horse Corner
7:53 Left onto Bailey
to Dover Rd. E. To traffic circle
Webster Mills to S on Suncook Valley Rd.
7: 29 Right onto
Deermeadow, Right onto Main St.
7:31 Left onto Rte.
7:33 Suncook Valley and Martel, turn at end of
7:35 Left onto Suncook Valley Rd.
Right onto Kelly Corner
7:39 Right onto Pleasant
7:47 Turns across from Del Lea, back to Kelly Corner, toward Suncook
7:49 Right onto Suncook Valley South
Right onto Swiggey Brook
7:53 Turns R onto Hilliard, turns
8:00 Right onto Swiggey Brook
onto Suncook Valley, turns @ Holmes Carpet. Depot/Rte 28, left @
TO PEMBROKE ACADEMY
6:04 Rte. 28 and Martel Rd.
6:07 Ring Road and Kelly
6:07 Kelly Corner and Pleasant
6:08 Rte 28/Mayflower Dr.
6:09 Rte. 28 and Swiggey Brook (upper end)
6:15 Bear Hill and Center Rd.
6:21 Chichester Central School
6:24 Granny Howe/Main
6:24 Methodist Church
Canterbury Rd (Loudon end)\
6:30 King and Harvest Rd.
6:31 King and Rte. 4
6:33 Abundant Life
6:35 Horse Corner/Higgins
6:36 Horse Corner and Connemara
6:37 Horse Corner and Staniels
6:38 Horse Corner and Bailey
6:39 Bailey and Rte 4
6:41 Atlantic Traders/Mason Rd
6:44 Z-1/Horse Corner Rd
6:45 Horse Corner and Lane
6:48 Smith Sanborn and Burnt Hill
Sanborn and Highland
7:15 at PA
Chichester Town Library
For those who participated in the Summer Reading Program
(SRP), don’t forget to turn in your booklets this week.
Under Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, August 26th, from 8
a.m.-1 p.m. We’re approaching the new school year; so, as you
might expect, “Back to School” is one of the highlights of the sale.
Make sure you look for the books you might need for additional
resources for the kids, whether they be home-schooled or students at
Chichester Central School/Pembroke Academy. The other
highlight of the sale will be “The Weapon of Choice,” since hunting
season is near and we have quite a selection of books on guns,
knives, bows and arrows, etc.
In addition, the library is also
supporting a Farmer’s Market from 9-noon. Local vendors of
vegetables, eggs, herbs, flowers and other products are encouraged
to participate. Please call the library to make arrangements.
Share your bounty with your neighbors! Those of us who didn’t
plant gardens this year will certainly appreciate it and bring some
extra money with us to the sale.
The Down Cellar Writers will be
meeting on Monday, August 28th, at 7 p.m.
The library Trustees,
staff and volunteers would like to recognize the efforts of all the
friends of our beloved Lisa, who has gone too soon from our midst.
Your condolences and attendance at her funeral are appreciated.
Thanks, also, to the Teen Advisory Group who made a collage of
pictures of Lisa for display at Old Home Day and had index cards
available for people to write down their memories of her.