Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, February 5, upstairs in
the Grange Hall. This will be the only meeting in February. The
program is Show and Tell, so members are reminded to bring something
to exhibit and talk about. For example, how about an invention that
has helped you out? Prospective members are always welcome.
Contact Tammy or Joe Montambeault at 798-3806 or 566-5771 to buy
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 p.m. 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.
Happy Birthday to Darlene Cavanaugh and Brian Cavanaugh on February
Chichester Library and Chichester Grange thank those who braved the
cold to attend the Know Your Town Government session. Everyone in
attendance learned something new, even those who have lived in town
for many years. We may try another such session at a warmer time of
Bee Hole Beavers
Snowmobile Club News
Here’s the latest news from the Bee Hole Beavers Snowmobile Club:
Even though we have had a bit of riding weather, we recently had to
close the trails down due to lack of sufficient snow cover. If you
have any question on local trail conditions, or closures, check our
BeeHoleBeavers.org for the latest info.
We will be having our 2nd Annual Pig Roast on Sunday, February 17th
from 11-2 at Carpenter Park. We will be offering a complete dinner
of roast pork, or two cheeseburgers, roasted potatoes, beans, and
drink for $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets are available at
Chichester Country Store, Chichester Mobil, or through any member.
If snow permits, you can ride your snowmobile to the park, or come
by car if you are not so brave. Take out meals are available.
This is a subject that we unfortunately need to address. All
snowmobile clubs work very hard to establish good relationships with
our local landowners so we can use their private property for our
recreation. Many times their permissions are granted based on strict
adherence to their wishes. While the majority of sledders are
responsible riders there is a minority that is threatening our trail
system. In just the short time our trails have been open this year
there have been several instances of riders deliberately riding
areas posted as “No Snowmobiles.” If you are one of these riders, we
request that you stop before you ruin it for all of us. Other
riders, if you see a sledder riding in a posted area, digging up
field, or causing other abuse, please get their registration number,
as well as sled and rider description. Report this info to us via
our website email and we will pass the info along to Fish and Game.
We must work together to maintain our trail access.
Our next meeting will be February 6th at the Chichester Historical
Chichester Library News
The Chichester Library Trustees
During 2012 the Chichester Library encountered many problems with
overdue library materials. Our policy on overdue fines is a food
donation to the town pantry or a small monetary donation which is
not mandatory. We love our patrons and in this tight economy we try
to do the most with your tax dollars. We just want our items
returned. Many items, never returned, were written off this year.
The price of books, DVDs, audios and CDs has risen greatly over the
years but our book budget has not changed in 11 years. We lose $14
for every DVD not returned, and 40% of the price of a book. We pay
full price for interlibrary loan books to the other library and this
affects our credibility in keeping our promise to return the book(s)
to the other library in a timely manner. Remember library materials
belong to the Town of Chichester.
Our overdue procedure is:
1. Call the patron
2. Send a handwritten note one week later
3. Send another letter two weeks after the initial call
4. Send a certified letter with a copy to the Chichester Police
If the items are not returned within a week of receiving the receipt
for the certified letter, the police are asked to pick up the items.
The police will have an invoice with them in case the patron does
not have the items. The patron will be advised that their Library
privileges have been suspended and can only be reinstated by the
Effective February 1, 2013 all items except DVDs may be taken out
for three weeks before becoming overdue. DVDs will remain at two
weeks. Interlibrary loan books are 4 weeks. A telephone call to the
Library will enable you to renew your items.
We are requesting that library patrons verify and/or update their
phone number and address at the check-out desk. We want to thank you
in advance for giving this your attention.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Does your child or grandchild know what a “record” is? A mom came in
and asked if we had any records so she could buy one and show her
child what a 33 1/3 or 45 record was. We do have some for 25˘ each.
You might want one for “historical” purposes.
We also have three Cabbage Patch dolls; one redhead, one blond and
one with light brown hair. We have some nice infant, toddler toys
and stuffies. Kids books are 25˘ each. There are board books,
Golden books, classics and good old story books like Peter Pan, Snow
White, etc. A full grocery bag of books is still $1.00. Throw
pillows are in good supply.
We are at 345 Suncook Valley Highway, Chichester and are open Mon.
8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4.
There is a new number for Baby Threads in Laconia. For info on
sewing classes, quilt making and assembling gift bags, call
603-934-0087. For the Attic, call 603-247-7191.