Chichester Historical Society invites you to a Holiday Open House on
Sunday, December 29, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. Come take a leisurely tour
of the Museum at 49 Main Street and enjoy some refreshments. The
1950’s exhibit is still up and there are many other historical
artifacts to admire as well.
Be sure to thank Carol Frekey-Harkness, Ed Millette, The Chichester
Fire Department, and Santa, too, for making Chichester’s annual
Christmas tree lighting happen this year.
Happy Birthday to Zachary Harris on December 14 and to Richard
Millette and Jordan Davison on December 24.
Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, December 18, for the
annual Christmas program. Members are reminded to bring a donation
for Heifer International.
Bee Hole BeaversSnowmobile Club
The next meeting is December 18, 7 pm at the
Chichester Public Library. All are welcome, memberships are
available at the meeting. Please come and help us round out our
event calender for the upcoming season. Want to check if the trails
are open yet? Keep an eye on
www.beeholebeavers.org for current
information. Also please remember to use the Amazon link on the
homepage if you are shopping online. This fundraiser has worked well
for us in the past year and we will continue it into the next
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Now we will see who reads our paragraph--Special Days: Saturday
Dec. 14, 2013 - ALL CHRISTMAS items will be 1/2 price. Little
ornaments, books, etc. that are .25 will be Two for .25 - Even
Christmas tops will be 1/2 price. On Monday, Dec. 16, 2013,
EVERYTHING in the store will be 1/2 price from 8 am to 12:00 noon!
Great time to do some gift shopping.
We will be CLOSED Wed. Dec. 25th and Wed. Jan. 1st . If you have a
baby that sleeps in a crib, mention that to the desk person as there
is a special gift for you during December!
Supply is limited, so shop early. Regular hours: Mon. 8-12; Tues. &
Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4 at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy,
Chichester (next to Parker’s) 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library News
The holidays are within reach. It is a time of year we are thankful
for our blessings and mindful of those who may not have as much.
The Library is always a place where donations to the food pantry
can be made. Hopefully, the less fortunate will be remembered.
Also helping with the sweetness of the season is the December
raffle—an apple pie. Don’t forget to get your tickets! Word has it
this is one pie not to be missed!
And, if you need to boost your holiday spirit or find a place to
express it, the Library will be hosting a holiday sing-a-long on
Saturday, December 21st from 6-8 p.m. at the Library. Rumor has it
that Santa Claus plans to join the festivities! Cookies, hot
chocolate, coffee and tea should add to the enjoyment of the
evening! Mark it on your calendars now, before it gets lost in the
rush of the season.
This is also the time of year when days are the shortest and nights
are the longest. It is often cold outside and, if it’s too cold to
play outside, what kind of activities can we enjoy indoors? The
obvious offering of the Library is books to read or to listen to.
Either provide hours of entertainment as we curl up by the fire or
There are also puzzles and games available in the Down Under Section
of the Library where they can be purchased, along with used books,
when the Library is open.
In addition, the Library is the meeting place for a number of
groups, including the Crafts Group, Writers Groups, Photographers
Group and the Storytelling and Crafts Group for our youngest. The
LOCL (Lovers of the Chichester Library) meeting for Dec. will be
Dec. 16th--a week earlier than usual. Meetings of these groups are
listed in the calendar on the website and in media columns, such as
Up-to-date information and/or reminders often appear on the Library
Face Book page. Please “like” us on Face Book and encourage your
friends to do so, too.
Robert (Bob) L. Burklund, Sr.
Robert L. Burklund Sr. 80, of Northwood Rd Strafford passed away
peacefully at his home Thursday Nov. 28,2013.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Joan. They were married 57
years. He leaves behind a daughter Debbie Burklund Marden of
Chichester, and two sons Robert L. Burklund Jr, of Northwood and
Scott G. Burklund of Durham, two sisters, Marlene Paige of Dover,
and Carla Downing of Boscawen. He was predeceased by a daughter
Robin Burklund Drown of Northwood.
Bob had many loving grandchildren: Linwood Marden Jr., Jessica
Weeks, Lt. Nathan Marden, Lauren Dow, Tania Chamberlain, Ryan
Drown, Gregg Burklund, Rachael Burklund,and Rebecca Burklund. Nine
great grandchildren. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather
and friend to all.
Bob graduated from Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood, and was a
volunteer firefighter in Northwood for many years. Bob
was very handy and always had a project he was working on. Whether
it was his own or helping someone else he could fix almost anything.
Bob was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force. He
worked at the University of New Hampshire for 23 and the Portsmouth
Naval Shipyard for 15 years. He received many awards and
certificates. After retiring from the Shipyard, he drove buses part
time for Northwood Transportation.
Bob was honorary past master of Morrison Lodge #90 and received the
General John Sullivan Award for his notorious service. Bob spent the past few winters in Florida surrounded by many great
friends. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, playing cards,
dancing, and flying his R/C plane, but most importantly being with
his family and friends. He will be sorely missed by his faithful
A special thank you to the Seacoast Cancer Center for their loving
care and support, and thank you to the Purdy Funeral Service for all
of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family is
requesting that donations be made to Seacoast Cancer Center, in
Dover or Massonic Lodge#90 in Northwood in memory of Bob.