Chichester NH News

September 6, 2017


Community Bible Study


Find truth in an uncertain world!  What does the Bible say? Community Bible Study (CBS) invites women and children of all ages to attend our next 30-week class series. 


Together we will discover truths to help us live well through the study of six New Testament letters.  Join us this fall for a weekly study on Thursdays, 10:00 am until 12:00pm beginning September 14, 2017. 


This study is held at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, 33 Staniels Road, Loudon, NH (Just off Route 106 at the new traffic light by the Z1 Convenience Store.) 


Community Bible Study is an interdenominational organization whose mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study available to all.  Please check out our website at to learn more about us.  For more information or to receive a registration form, please contact Connie Zobel at


Our students are from a variety of Christian denominations, some come from no religious background and others from non-Christian faiths. We all have the common goal to study the Bible.  The Bible is the most widely published and studied book in the world.  We offer a safe and loving environment for babies and toddlers with age appropriate Bible stories and activities. School-aged children typically study the same passages as the adults allowing families to discuss the Bible together.


The children’s program is almost full so please contact us regarding availability.  We have about 700 Bible study classes throughout the United States.  CBS is also active internationally in over 80 countries. 



Chichester Town Library News


The Knitting Circle will be meeting this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Bring your knitting or crochet projects and any questions you might have.


The Library Trustees will meet on Monday, September 11th at 4 p.m.  Any Chichester residents interested in the workings of the library are invited to attend. 


The Poetry Group is meeting on Monday, September 11th at 7 p.m. 


With a change in schedule, the Lovers of the Chichester Library, which usually meets on a Monday, will be meeting on Wednesday, September 13th, at 7 p.m.


The Evening Book Club will return to its normal meeting time of the second Wednesday of the month, September13th, at 7 p.m.  Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee will be discussed. 


The first session of the Preschool Story and Craft Hour for this school year will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 10:30 a.m. 


Just a reminder that the Photography Club has compiled a spectacular set of photographs for the calendar, “Looking at Chichester Past and Present.”  It will sell for $20, with the proceeds to be donated to the Chichester Food Pantry.  If you want some great history of the Town, as well as promoting good, this is an excellent chance to do it.  The library will have copies to sell, as well.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


If you are replacing your 60 watt bulbs with the new LED, we can still use them. We put them in the lamps for testing.  We can also use some of the bigger plastic bags for sales of coats, hoodies, etc.


Check out our inventory of household utensils and linens. Quite a few bargains there.


Put in your GPS - 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester and visit on Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4; & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Historical Society


The Chichester Historical Society will present the program “Leavitt Cider Mill” on Monday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in the Society’s Museum on 49 Main Street. Laurie Houle, current owner of the cider mill, will share the history and lore connected with this historic Pittsfield landmark. This program is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Call 798-5709 for information.




Cecil David White


Cecil David White, 90, of Chichester, affectionately known as “Grandpa” and “Bumpa,” passed away on August 30, 2017 after a period of failing health.


Cecil was born on May 5, 1927 in Long Island, NY, the son of the late Harold and Gladys (Brooker) White. He later attended Concord Commercial College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting in 1949. He enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country as a code operator during World War II and the Korean Conflict.


Cecil was previously employed by Associated Grocers of NH and later at Banks Chevrolet, where he served as secretary and treasurer for 25 years.  He later became a bank officer for Concord National Bank and retired in 1992.  He was well known for the past 22 years as a Walmart Greeter.


He was a former member of the Millville 4-H Club, serving as its leader for 55 years and Millville Grange as well as the Odd Fellows and Lodge of Elks.  He held many positions in the 4-H, including winning the NH State Alumni Award in 1979 and Treasurer of the Merrimack County 4-H Leader Association for many years. He was also a member of the 4-H Extension Council and 4-H Foundation. In addition, he was on the board of directors for the Hopkinton State Fair for several terms.


An active member of the West Congregational Church in Concord, Cecil was a former member of the Board of Trustees and former member of the Men’s Club and WE-CO-ACS.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Florence L. (Shelley) White; two sons, Gene White and his wife Patricia of Concord and Peter White and his wife Janis of Chichester; two daughters, Pamela White and her husband Jeffrey Dahl of Davenport, FL and Sharon Wescomb and her husband John of Largo, FL.  He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Keith, Chris, Jonathan, Greg, Matt, Garry, Brett, Jordan, Molly, Skye and Nadia and 15 great grandchildren, Victoria, Veronica, Kaytlin, Madeline, Krysta-Lynn, Meredith, Danielle, Cassidy, Zack, Gavin, Kameron, Thomas, Chase, George and Cameron.


A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 2nd in the West Congregational Church, in Concord.  Burial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Cecil’s memory may be sent to the Merrimack County 4-H Foundation, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303 or the West Congregational Church, 499 N. State St. Concord, NH 03301.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit












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