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Chichester NH News

October 30, 2013

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The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (formerly the Pittsfield/Barnstead club) will be selling SOUPS, CHOWDERS AND CHILIS at the Rotary Club Penny Sale on Sat. Nov. 2 starting at 6pm at the PMHS lobby.  Come early and enjoy a delicious homemade soup or chili and then have a great time at the Penny Sale.  For more information, contact Ed at 435-5052.



Congratulations to Pamela Stiles, Principal of Chichester Central School, who was recently recognized as a National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Only 61 elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad were recognized for 2013, so that makes Mrs. Stiles pretty special.



Soccer Closing Ceremonies will be Friday, November 1st, at 6 p.m. in the gym at Chichester Central School. Pizza and cake will be served following the awards.



Don’t forget the Chichester Grange Christmas Themed Penny Sale on November 2nd. Tickets will be sold starting at 10 a.m. and numbers will be drawn at 11:30 a.m. Buy some soup and a roll to eat while you wait to see what you have won. Bring something to donate to the food pantry, and you will receive a few extra chances. Proceeds will benefit the One Pane at a Time project of the Heritage Commission.



Carpenter Park Field Clean-Up Day will be Saturday, November 2nd, beginning at 9 a.m.



Happy Birthday to Ansley McLaughlin on November 4th.



Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, November 6, upstairs in the Grange Hall. The meeting will begin with a pancake supper at 6 p.m.



The Chichester Youth Association will be holding their monthly meeting on Sunday, November 17th @ 6PM in the Town/Grange Hall. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.



Wellspring Counseling will close on November 26, 2013. The address for records will continue to be: Wellspring, PO Box 74, Pittsfield, NH 03263.





Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s Club of Pittsfield and St. Joseph Women’s Club of Northwood will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, 11/2/13, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the parish hall in Northwood, NH. (Route 4, next to the Town Hall). There will be craft items, knitted goods, a white elephant table with some brand new items, raffles, which include Celtic tickets, and a bake sale. We will again have our ever-popular cookie walk with some new and different varieties. There will be morning muffins and coffee and a luncheon served with some delicious favorites. Drop by for a visit, you will not be sorry.



Local Principal, Pamela A. Stiles, Among America’s Best

School leaders honored for sustaining strong schools during National Principals Month


Pamela A. Stiles is among 61 outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad who have been named as 2013 National Distinguished Principals (NDP) by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). Stiles is principal of Chichester Central School in Chichester, New Hampshire. The NDPs were honored Oct. 25 at an awards banquet at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of a two-day program, which for more than 20 years has been generously funded by VALIC. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provided congratulatory remarks.


Established in 1984, the program recognizes public and private school principals who make superior contributions to their schools and communities. The distinguished principals are selected by NAESP state affiliates, including the District of Columbia, and by committees representing private and overseas schools.


NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly commended the honorees for being exemplars of successful school leadership. “Only a principal can move a school from good to great, simultaneously championing children and uplifting the communities they serve,” she said. “We congratulate this class of NDPs for their steadfast dedication to educating our nation’s children to their fullest potential.”  


“VALIC is proud to continue its support as sole sponsor of the National Distinguished Principal’s Award Program,” said Bruce Abrams, President of VALIC. “This program allows us to recognize the important role of principals on the education and development of our nation’s children, our future leaders. On behalf of VALIC, I congratulate all 61 of this year’s National Distinguished Principals and extend my deepest thanks for all that they do.”


October is a particularly fitting month to acknowledge the work of principals, as legislation has been introduced in both chambers of congress declaring October 2013 National Principals Month (S. Res. 260 & H. Res. 353). National Principals Month was established to recognize and honor the contributions of school principals and assistant principals toward the success of the nation’s students, and encourage awareness of their significance.



Chichester Library News


Today, Wed. Oct. 30th at 7:00 at the library, there will be a presentation from Hydro Quebec; a response to the Northern Tresspass movie.  Seating in the meeting room is limited to 25 people.


There are some wonderful new books in the library:  Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian.  If you like James Patterson, you will love Bohjalian.  Also best seller Thankless In Death by J.D. Robb.


Our bookstore is open when the library is open-plenty of cookbooks, romance novels, mysteries & biographies, children’s books to choose from.  Just pay the librarian on the way out.


You can check for programs on Facebook & the Town of Chichester web site.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Hard to believe, Halloween tomorrow!  Today, all Halloween merchandise drastically reduced.


Remember, the last Thursday of the month is 1/2 price day-everything in the store-Designer labels, jeans, appliances-everything!  Don’t forget our FREE box under the front counter-magazines, toys, etc.  We are at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester, next to Parker’s & we’re all open during renovations! Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4; Sat. 10-4. 247-7191






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