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Chichester NH News

December 4, 2013

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Before heading out to do your holiday shopping or attend an event, the Chichester PTO invites you to a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday December 7th from 8:00 - 10:30 at Chichester Central School. The cost is $4.00 per adult and $2.00 per child. There will be a parent free zone for kids to make a gift for someone special (free) and hopefully if Santa isn’t too busy he will stop by and say hello.  The scholastic book fair will be in the Library, so be sure to check it out! Happy Holidays from the Chichester PTO.



Chichester’s Christmas tree lighting will be held on Friday evening, December 6, at Carpenter Park. Santa will arrive at 6:45 p.m. and the tree lights will go on about 7 p.m.



Happy Birthday to Ed Millette on December 8.



The Chichester Old Home Day Committee will meet on Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station.



Out Of The Attic Thrift Shop News 

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Here we go into the next big holiday! We have decorations, very reasonable. (some items new in the box-perhaps for your favorite teacher) Books $1.00 bag; VCR tapes 3/ .25!  There are some nice warm hats & scarves & winter jackets;  ice skates and a small child plastic sled.  


Extra dishes & flatware for entertaining.  There is heat in the store, so come see us at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester on Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


The Library is pleased to feature the talented Amaranthia Sepia Gittens-Jones, also known as “AmaSepiaChan,” as the December artist.  At the age of fourteen, she has already started to make a difference, donating proceeds of art sales to a number of charitable efforts to help others.  Some of the recipients of her talent and generosity have included:  victims of the Tsunami and earthquake in Japan; the “Rachel Sweet Campaign” to support Rachel in getting a double lung transplant; 


Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation” to raise money for a victim of Battens Disease; and, to “Crossing Cultures,” a program that sends students from the United States to travel to Senegal and immerse them in the Senegalese culture.  She has also designed an anti-bullying project, “Do You Know Who I Am?” which can be viewed at  Her abilities have earned her a full scholarship to the Kimball Art School.  Already focusing on the future, AmaSepiaChan would like to attend college for studies in graphic arts, focusing on comic books and inking.  Come in to the Library to experience some of the visions of this amazing artist. 


Don’t forget to come into the Library to participate in the December raffle for a homemade apple pie.  


Stories and crafts for kindergartners and preschoolers continues on Mondays at 3 p.m., at the Library.  With all of the excitement of the holidays, this may give both adults and children a time to breathe.


Lovers of the Chichester Library will be meeting on Monday, December 16th, a week earlier than usual.  Those interested in volunteering to help keep the Library a vibrant and healthy part of the community are invited to attend at 7 p.m.




John F. Purington


John F. Purington, 70, passed away on November 20, 2013 in his home.  He was the companion and best friend of Sandra Foresta of Swampscott.


Born in Beverly on March 31, 1943, he was the son of the late John P. and Alma M. (Glenn) Purington.  John was raised and educated in Manchester-by-the-Sea and graduated from Story High School.  John had been employed as a supervisor at GTE Sylvania and was a member of the Quarter Century Club having worked there for over 30 years.  He also was employed at Whirlaway Golf Center in Methuen for the last 20 years.


Besides his dear friend Sandra, he is survived by his only child, daughter Wendy Purington Despres, his son-in-law Lee, his grandson Colby and his granddaughter Camdyn all of Chichester, NH, his only sibling, sister Donna Rogers and her husband Bill of Saugus, his nephew Dana Rogers and his niece Kerri Harris, his former wife Gail A. Purington of Concord, NH, his three grand nieces and nephews and extended family.


A Funeral Mass to honor John F. Purington was celebrated on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers.  Burial followed in Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart St., Danvers.


In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in John’s name to the American Red Cross, 139 Main St., Cambridge, MA, 02142.






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