Local food pantries, including Chichester, are very low on stock to
distribute. If you are able to share with the less fortunate, now
would be a good time to reach out. Non-perishable food items and
necessities like toilet paper, shampoo, and toothpaste may be
brought to the Town Office during open hours. Donations of money are
also gratefully accepted.
The Chichester Old Home Day Committee will meet on Thursday, October
10, at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station.
This is your last chance to suggest a theme for
Chichester Old Home Day 2014. The theme is used in decorating floats
for the parade and sometimes to suggest events at Carpenter Park.
Contact Hannah West at 798-5783 or
You may also contact any other member of the Old Home Day Committee.
A couple of themes have been suggested, and the committee plans to
set a theme at the October 10 meeting.
Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, October 16, upstairs in
the Grange Hall at 7 p.m.
If you are interested in Trunk or Treating, it will be happening at
Carpenter Park this year on Sunday, October 27, from 5-6:30 p.m.
Chichester Grange is planning a Christmas-themed Penny Sale on
Saturday, November 2, at the Grange Hall. Proceeds will benefit the
Heritage Commission’s One Pane at a Time project. If you haven’t
been to a Grange Penny Sale yet, set the date aside and join the
fun. Bring items for the Food Pantry and receive extra tickets.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Come see our “new face.” The building looks absolutely wonderful
with it’s “makeover.” Thank you very much to the new owner!
We need 4 ply yarn for a lady who knits hats for cancer patients at
area hospitals for Christmas. She would really like to start
knitting now. If you do donate yarn for the project, please label
the bag “knit hats” so we know who to give it to.
We are at 345 Suncook Valley Highway, Rte 28 Chichester on Mon.
8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4 ; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. Don’t forget to
check the sign for daily specials!
Chichester Library News
We have some great new DVD’s! For kids, “Wreck it Ralph;” “Epic”
(which was enjoyed by the winners of the summer reading program)
“The Croods” and for adults “42” the Jackie Robinson story.
Please remember, we do not charge late fees in exchange for canned
goods or paper goods for the Chichester Food Pantry. Their supplies
are very low at this time. Even if you do not have a book or DVD
that is late, you can still drop off items for the food pantry at
the library. We will deliver to the food pantry.
There is a lot going on in October-stop by for an
update (including building fairy houses at Carpenter Park!) or check
the town website:
all the latest library news/calendar!
Chichester Town Library News
The Library continues to see good participation in the broad
spectrum of activities that have been hosted. In that regard, it
continues to plan to serve the various interests of the community.
There is a “raffle” for October to November 25th which will consist
of a homemade pumpkin pie, a homemade apple pie, colorful stuffed
turkey and Thanksgiving napkins. Now that should take some of the
baking and decorating burdens off of the lucky winner’s shoulders!
On display at the Chichester Town Library during the month of
October is a selection of oil paintings by Lena “Billie” Worth, a
long-time resident of Epsom, and by long-time Chichester resident
and great friend of Billie’s, Pauline Reid. The paintings include
still-life, landscapes, seascapes and portraiture. Some depict local
buildings and scenes, including a covered bridge that once stood in
Epsom, and some are from annual treks to Monhegan Island made by
Pauline and Billie. Billie began sketching as a teenager, drawing
portraits of movie stars popular in the 1930’s. She studied for
many years at the Currier Art Institute and had several one-woman
showings. She was the winner of many blue ribbons at various art
competitions. Billie and Pauline met when Billie was giving
painting lessons in her home to area residents. They remained
friends for many years.
Story Hour and Crafts for pre-kindergartners and kindergartners
continues on Mondays, starting at 3:00 p.m., at the Library. There
is a snack for our young ones as they enjoy a story or two, plus fun
crafts. It also provides a time for parents to catch their breath
and enjoy watching their little ones have a good time.
On Wednesday, October 9th, 7 p.m., in the “Down Under” section at
the Library, a craft group is organizing. Those who are interested
should bring a project they are currently working on or one which
they would like to start. Remember, the holidays are just around
the corner—at least as far as crafting is concerned!
A few more October activities are listed below in summary form.
More in-depth Information will be forthcoming.
Thursday, October 17th, 7 p.m., Atty. Edward “Ted” Beasley will
address many of the concerns of our aging population and Gregory
Gagne of Affinity Investment Group will discuss planning for cash
flow during retirement.
Sunday, October 20th, at 1:00 p.m., there will be a general clean-up
of the Library grounds. Please bring your rakes and other equipment
to beautify our gardens and lawn.
Sunday, October 20th, at 2:00 p.m., there will be a dedication
recognizing the “historical significance” of the Library with a
plaque denoting “New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.”
Saturday, October 26th, from noon to 1:30 p.m., the young and
young-at-heart will be building Fairy Houses at Carpenter Park.
Chichester Grange met at the Grange Hall on October 2 at 7 p.m.
State Grange Deputy Dorothy Haskins was present for her fall
inspection visit. Resolutions were read in memory of Shirley
Wildlife sightings included wild turkeys, deer, woodchucks, a blue
heron in flight, cardinals, a bluejay, a downy woodpecker, and a
lynx. Hannah West and Carolee Davison will each purchase a pair of
children’s boots for the Galoshes from Grangers project sponsored by
the NH State Grange Family and Community Committee. That committee
is also looking for hats and mittens, either hand-made or purchased.
There was discussion of hosting an event where the various clubs and
committees in town could explain what they do and make a pitch for
new members. Such an event could benefit both the clubs and
committees and any townspeople who might be looking for a new
interest or a way to make friends and become involved locally. The
Secretary will compose a letter and send it out to a list of clubs
and committees to see if there is interest in such an event.
Anne Boisvert presented a program on the topic of Mickey Mouse.
There were readings or activities for every letter in the words
MICKEY MOUSE, including some jokes that were real groaners. Members
also learned that the people who were the voices of Mickey and
Minnie Mouse for many years were a married couple and that Walt
Disney was afraid of real mice.
At the close of the meeting members enjoyed ice cream and toppings.
There were even little round cookies to make Mickey Mouse ears on
the ice cream.
The next meeting will be October 16. There will be discussion of the
resolutions to be voted upon at the State Grange annual meeting.
Cider and doughnuts will be served for refreshments.