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Chichester NH News

November 13, 2013

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Suncook Valley Sno-Riders

13th Annual Ham & Bean Supper

When: Saturday, November 16th from 5 to 7 p.m.

Cost:  $8.00 Adult

$4.50 ages 6 to 12

Free ages 5 and under

Where:  Barnstead Parade Fire Department

305 Parade Road

Barnstead, NH  03218

Meal:  Ham, Variety of Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Roll, Drink & lots of Desserts.

Attending the dinner also gives you the opportunity to win one of our 3 frozen turkeys that we give away.



Chichester Thanksgiving Baskets


Thanksgiving food baskets are available for any Chichester resident that has a need for assistance. Applications can be done through the Chichester Welfare Office at 798-3278. Please call and leave a message and we will get back to you.



On  Wednesday, November 20th, from 5-7 pm the Chichester Firefighters Association will be hosting a spaghetti dinner at the Chichester Fire Station. All donations and proceeds will go directly to benefit the Chichester Food Pantry. Any donations of money and non-perishable items are needed and appreciated. We hope to see you all there to enjoy some great food and to help a great cause.



Lucille Carson Noel has been selected to receive a 65 & Up Service Award at the 2013 Spirit of New Hampshire Awards Ceremony. This year’s ceremony will be held from 6:45 to 8:30 pm, on November 14th, at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 South Main Street in Concord, NH). Doors at the Capitol Center for the Arts will open at 5:00 pm with light refreshments served. There is no charge to attend the 2013 Spirit of NH Awards Ceremony and we hope to see many Chichester residents there to support Lucille.



Happy Birthday to Lauren Lane on November 17.



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



Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange/Town Hall.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


To the lady that brought in several skeins of yarn for the cancer project & left a note for our hat maker-she would like to thank you in person-come in Mon. or Tues. before 10:00-she has made over 30 baby has & 60 adult hats which will be distributed among 3 hospitals.. Thank you  to the family that brought in 4 ATV JR helmets.  Fax racing Tracer Jr. KL 51.52 cm. Excellent condition. Ask at desk-$40 each.  Also, thank you for the food donation for the food pantry-sorely needed.


We are on Rte 28 north, 5 mi. from the Epsom circle, Chichester; Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4;


Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4 (accepting Halloween costumes to save for next season!) 247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


Featured artists for November are Frank Curatolo and Richard Pratt, both Chichester residents and friends of the Library.   Frank was born in Boston and attended classes at the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts and at the Art Institute, both in Boston.  He has attended classes with Sylvia Brofos at Kimball-Jenkins.  He has worked in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink and pastels.  Other interests are playing the piano and tending to his flower gardens.  He often shares his musical talent with attendees of the book sales, as well as the sing-along. 


Richard Pratt is a native of Goffstown and moved to Chichester 12 years ago.  Although he fostered his interest in art a bit later in life, he has also attended classes at the Currier Museum School and with Sylvia Brofos at Kimball-Jenkins.  He has worked in oils, acrylics, charcoal, watercolor, colored pencils and pastels.  Dick has also done art work for the Chichester Historical Society, of which he is Vice-President.


The new Craft Group will meet again on November 20th at 7 p.m. in the “Down Under” Section of the Library.


If people hurry, they may not be too late to participate in the raffle of a toy stuffed turkey, a homemade pumpkin pie and some holiday napkins.  The drawing will occur on November 23rd and the pie will be delivered on November 26th.


The Down Cellar Writers group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 25th. 


The Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following the holiday.


Other activities that have been going on at the Library have included a book sale, the weekly Story and Crafts time on Mondays for kindergarteners and pre-kindergarteners and programs on the Northern Pass and the Affordable Health Care Act.


Also, the annual, autumn Poetry Night, entitled Fall Down Laughing and hosted by Jimmy Pappas was a huge success.  The program featured award-winning puppeteer Andrew Periale, along with several NH poets who read their most humorous works.   Mr. Periale has worked in the arts for over thirty years.  He has been a full-time puppeteer for twenty years, but also an actor, playwright, poet, teacher and editor. His poetry has appeared in Light Quarterly, Yellow Medicine Review, and Entelechy International among others.  A member of City Hall Poets (Portsmouth, NH), he also served four years as the Poet Laureate of Rochester, NH.  He is the new NH coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, and has a book forthcoming from Oyster River Press.  Andrew directs the Emmy-nominated Perry Alley Theatre and has been the editor of Puppetry International magazine for 28 years.   He has also written many plays; his text for L’Histoire du Soldat premiered with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Last year he won the Spotlight Award as best director in the seacoast region. The puppets he brought to Fall Down Laughing are from his new solo show, Mano a Monolog.



Chichester Grange


Chichester Grange met at the Grange Hall on Wednesday, November 6. The evening began with a pancake and sausage supper at 6 p.m. Master Kevin Belval called the business meeting to order at 7 p.m.


Several activities had been accomplished since the last meeting. The State Grange Annual meeting took place in Concord on October 24-26. Master Belval reported the action taken on resolutions there. Carolee Davison took the Sixth Degree and watched Hannah West deliver her speaking part as State Lecturer. Mary West and Anne Boisvert participated as members of the Rose Drill. The Chichester Grange Community Service Notebook received an honorable mention ribbon, and Mary West took second place in the latch hook needlework contest.


The Penny Sale on November 2nd went well. The participants had a good time and money for two more window panes will be sent to the Chichester Heritage Commission. By now Chichester Grange should have contributed enough to cover the cost of an entire window.


Chichester Grange is considering hosting an Organization Fair for the many organizations in Chichester.   A cross between a candidate’s night and a job fair, this would be a chance for the many organizations in town to share what they do as well as to recruit more members or supporters. Letters have been sent to the various clubs, organizations, and commissions in town, asking for their input and possible participation    


The National Grange Convention will be held in Manchester, NH, from November 12 to 16. The last time the National Grange met in New Hampshire was 1913, one hundred years ago. Chichester Grangers are involved with table favors for three meal events and will be helping to provide food for the hospitality room at the hotel. In addition Mary West will be serving as soloist for the Seventh Degree.


The program presented by Lecturer Alice Hilliard continued this year’s inventions theme with the many accomplishments of Henry Ford. Members learned that the Model T was the most popular car design until the Volkswagen Beetle in 1972.


The next meeting will be held on November 20. Hannah West will be in charge of the program and Linda Booth will provide refreshments.



2013 Spirit of New Hampshire Awards


The 2013 Spirit of New Hampshire Awards will be held on November 14th, at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH.

 This year over 90 different volunteers & organizations from all over New Hampshire will be recognized for their commitment to service and New Hampshire’s tradition of volunteerism. 


There are four awards categories:  Youth Service, Adult Service, Older Adult, Group


Lucille is one of 23 exceptional older adult volunteers chosen throughout the State of NH


Lucille Carson Noel is invaluable to the Chichester Town Library; she is a Library trustee as well as a member of Lovers of Chichester Library organization.  She devotes countless hours to their many book sales, helps create diverse programs to keep adults and children interested in utilizing the library, helps to supervise renovation projects, provides weekly reports to the Board of Selectmen, and even tends to its gardens.  


Lucille Noel is an asset to Chichester Historical Society for her knowledge of historic artifacts, advises the society on purchases and is authorized to purchase auction items of interest for their collection.  She is in charge of the main display and sets the guidelines for artifact preservation and maintenance.   


To help with the Historic Chichester Garden Tour, she organized and implemented a Monet style sidewalk café for Tour participants.  She also arranged a plant sale, garden book sale and a showing for two adult artists, a photographic artist, and, the focal point, a 9-year old artist. 


Because of her cultural interests, she serves as the Chichester Heritage Commission Chair; her accomplishments include “A Pane At A Time” window restoration project for the Grange-Town Hall.  She oversees the Canterbury Road Tree Restoration and Scenic Road projects, and has been instrumental in co-authoring the Heritage & Cultural section of the Chichester Master Plan.


Ms. Noel’s impact is not simply short-term; her efforts are continuously serving our community.  It has been often said at several Selectmen’s meetings that Lucille is an invaluable asset to the entire community through all the work she to devotes to town organizations.   One example is the Grange-Town Hall window restoration project which has not only preserved the original windows, but are now in shape to stand up to the weather of 100 years.  Lasting environmental impact : The tree-studded Canterbury Road Tree Project is replacing huge maple trees that have died because of salt damage; the new saplings are salt resistant.  Because of their Scenic Road designations, certain roads are and will continue to be protected from overcutting and damage to stonewalls.  


Lucille Noel is a “volunteer inspiration” to us all.  We see her smiling face everywhere there is a worthwhile project or cause.  She is the leading force that a group of us are campaigning to raise $5,000 for PLAN NH to come to Chichester with a team of professionals to hold an intensive two-day meeting with community members in order to provide us with a Design Charrette.  This Charrette will provide the Town with a comprehensive report including conceptual drawings to address concerns, ideas and solutions to community issues.  She presented this idea, has spoken at meetings, sent letters to all town departments and organizations and has had the PLAN NH director present an informational meeting to some 30 attendees.  With her persistent leadership, the Design Charrette will become a reality for the betterment of Chichester  and its residents - NOW and in the FUTURE.  



Secret Santa In Chichester

Who would believe? Who should believe!!!


It is time for the man dressed in red with the big  belly and the great big heart, to prepare for his journey. We are preparing for his arrival at the Chichester Police Department. Now this is just a heads up. Yes, we are doing the Secret Santa Program again this year. We are graciously accepting monetary donations, and preparing a list of volunteers. So if you are interested in donating or volunteering to shop or wrap, please contact Donna or Chief Clarke at the Chichester Police Department at 798-4911.


We will start accepting applications on November 18, 2013, until December 9, 2013. The numbers continue to rise, so please be conservative. Any Chichester family can sign up for assistance from Secret Santa. We only request that you have a need and fill out an application. Food baskets for Christmas will be done through the Town Hall.






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