Come to the Town/Grange Hall on Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm, for
“Know Your Town Government.” Sponsored by Chichester Grange and
Chichester Town Library. This session can answer your questions
about the services your town provides and how to access them. If you
are new to rural life, you can learn a lot. Refreshments will be
Happy birthday to Isaac Jarvis on January 25.
Have you bought your tickets for the CYA Valentine’s Day Dance
featuring “The Shana Stack Band?” The dance will be held at the
Concord Lodge of Elks in Epsom on Saturday, February 9th, from 7-11
pm. Tickets are $20 per person. Come for a great night of dancing
and socializing. There will be appetizers and raffles to round out a
great night of fun. For Tickets please contact Tammy or Joe
Montambeault at 798-3806 or 566-5771.
Congratulations to Amy Jo Edmonds, who was graduated from UNH
Manchester with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude,
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Mardi Gras parties will probably start February 8th as Ash Wednesday
is Feb. 13th. We have bead necklaces! All colors and types; 25¢ each
for your party! Don’t forget to pick up your Valentine stuff, 25¢
and up, as Valentine’s Day is February 14th.
A partial report on what your donations accomplished in 2012
includes: Christmas stockings, 80 went to the Boys And Girls Club in
Laconia; the Pittsfield Fire Station received 100 bags; Lancaster
received 100 bags; nursing homes got 85 bags which included a Jokie
afghan; Chichester received 18 bags. Those are incredible numbers
were all made possible by your donations and volunteer time and
We are located on Route 28, 5 miles from the Epsom Circle in
Chichester; Open Mon. 8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 and Sat.
10-4. Our phone number is 247-7191.
Chichester Central School
Kindergarten/New First Graders Invited to Register
Do you have a kindergarten child (or a first grader new to
Chichester Central) entering in the fall and are unsure what to do?
Kindergarten/new grade 1 registration will begin on January 28 and
run until February 22. Registration must be done in person between
the hours of 9 am and 2 pm at the school. Parents will be asked to
supply a copy of the birth certificate, immunizations, and proof of
residency. The age requirement for entry is age 5 (kindergarten) and
age 6 (grade 1) by September 30.
Children will go through a screening process in May that will allow
the kindergarten committee to assess abilities so that the morning
and afternoon groups will be evenly balanced.
Transportation is provided to school in the morning and at 2:40
(there is no mid-day transportation). The New Morning School does
provide an on-site after-school program for a minimal cost until
5:45. Parents can call Mrs. Plunkett at 798-5651 for more
Chichester Grange News
Chichester Grange met on January 16 upstairs in the Grange Hall. The
meeting was preceded by the annual soup supper. Members enjoyed
three kinds of soup (chicken noodle, clam chowder, and ginger
carrot), bread, crackers, fruit, and cookies.
The business meeting was called to order at 7 pm by Master Kevin
Belval. Members assessed the success of the apple pie fundraiser at
Christmas time, which was a lot of work but produced ten excellent
pies and made a fifty percent profit once supplies were deducted.
Thank you notes from Pittsfield and Epsom third graders were shared.
The students are enjoying the dictionaries they received in
December. Dictionaries were delivered to Northwood third graders
after the Christmas vacation. It was voted to provide dictionaries
for Barnstead this year as Meredith Village Savings Bank is stepping
back from the project for the 2012-13 school year.
On the State Grange scene there will be a Winter Youth Rally at the
State Grange Building in Hooksett on Saturday, February 2, with a
full day of activities for young people and adults.
Wildlife sightings included many winter birds such as cardinals and
chickadees, as well as wild turkeys, squirrels, and coyotes.
The program presented by Lecturer Alice Hilliard contained quotes
and facts on George Washington Carver. It tied in well with
Chichester Grange’s informal theme of Inventors and Inventions and
recognized Black History Month.
The next meeting will be February 6 at 7 pm. The program will be
Show And Tell.