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
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
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 http:iamproudofwhoiam.com. 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
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
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
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.,
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.