Happy Birthday on February 16 to Heather Duford and Kendra Jarvis.
It’s time to mark your calendars for the Town governance meetings in
March. The School District Meeting will be Saturday, March 9. Town
Meeting will be Saturday, March 16. Voting Day for School District
and Town officials will be in between the two meetings on Tuesday,
March 12. Voting is held at the Town Hall on the Main Street level.
School District Meeting and Town Meeting are both held at Chichester
Chichester Grange meets only once in February. The next Grange
meeting will be on March 6.
It is hard to picture summer at this time of year, but Old Home Day
is scheduled for August 17. This year’s theme is “Happy Birthday,
Carpenter Park!” The land for Carpenter Park was given to the town
in 1963, so 2013 is the 50th anniversary of that event. The Happy
Birthday theme was chosen to make it easy to plan floats for the
parade and events for the park on Old Home Day. Why not plan your
float for the parade as you watch the snow fall outside.
Pembroke Junior Spartans have scheduled their first
official sign up date for the 2013 football and cheerleading season
on March 3, 2013 at the Pembroke Town Library from 10:00 a.m. to
noon for all kids from Chichester, Epsom, Allenstown, Pembroke and
Hooksett. Grades 5 through 8 are eligible to participate.
Registration will be ongoing. Further registration dates and times
will be scheduled. For more information or to print a registration
form, please go to
www.pfof.org or contact
Lisa Wiggin at (603) 219-3179.
Chichester Grange News
Chichester Grange met at the Grange Hall on February 6th. Members
draped the Charter in loving memory of Ed Wladkowski. A committee of
Carolee Davison, Hannah West, and Mary West was appointed to write
resolutions in his memory.
Reports were given on a small but successful gathering on January
23rd for the purpose of questions from the public about Town
government in Chichester. Nancy Tanner and Jamie Pike were present
from the Town office to answer questions. The Chichester Library
cosponsored this event. The group was small, but the questions were
The State Grange February Youth Rally was held on February 2nd in
Hooksett. Fifty people were present for the evening meeting, and
others were present earlier in the day to participate in service
projects and other activities such as the Grange Knowledge Test.
Members of Watatic Grange served two delicious meals and provided
snacks as well.
Thank-you notes from the third graders at Northwood School were read
and enjoyed. The youngsters were very happy to receive dictionaries
in January, a gift from Chichester Grange and the Epsom Circle
Restaurant as part of The Dictionary Project. Members voted to
purchase dictionaries for Barnstead School this year as their
previous sponsor has stepped back from the project.
Plans were started for a spring theme Penny Sale to be held in
April. Members were delighted to receive a donation from the Foss
Family Foundation. Mr. Foss, a member of Catamount Grange in
Pittsfield before it merged with Chichester Grange, has been very
generous to Chichester Grange and the Grange is very appreciative.
The program was Show and Tell. Members shared items appropriate to
February: a heart-shaped locket, an Avon bottle shaped like a bust
of Lincoln, a singing Mickey Mouse toy holding a valentine, a
stuffed animal “the lemur of love,” two valentine cards, and a bear
with a valentine balloon. In the inventions category there were two
original pieces of counted cross stitch and a collection of coupon
dispensers. Master Kevin Belval advertised the Concord Players’
production of “Boeing, Boeing” which will take place on February
15-17 at the Concord City Auditorium.
Following the meeting members enjoyed refreshments provided by
Carolee Davison. The next meeting will be March 6, as Chichester
Grange meets only once during February.
Chichester Library News
The Chichester Garden club will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
of each month. There are plans for a Garden Tour, which will be a
joint effort with the Historical Society and the Heritage
Commission. Other events are being planned, come and see if you’d
like to be part of this plant loving group.
The Community Meeting Room is almost ready. We are having an open
house to celebrate.
Please drop in on Friday, February 22nd between 7:00 and 8:30 pm.
We will have musical entertainment, delicious refreshments and a
craft for the kids.
On Monday, February 25th at 3:00 pm we are having a cupcake
decorating program. This is for anyone ages 7 and older. Please
RSVP to reserve your space. Homemade cupcakes will be provided and
there will be gluten free as well.
We are raffling off a beautiful homemade quilt. Tickets are only 3
for $1.00 and the proceeds support your library.
TDS Customers Caught In Voice Phishing Scam
TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) customers have reported
receiving voice phishing calls. These calls are fraudulent attempts
to scam TDS customers into revealing sensitive account information.
People should be extra cautious of any phone call requests to verify
Voice phishing or “vishing” scams have become increasingly
sophisticated. While people have become smarter about other phishing
scams, so have criminals. They are switching tactics and using a
form of communication that people trust—the phone.
Vishing typically begins with an automated phone call. The recording
warns of fraudulent account activity on the persons account and
directs them to call a toll-free or local number immediately. At
this time, they are asked a series of questions about personal and
Customers should be aware that TDS is not placing these calls. TDS
will never contact customers directly to verify account information.
In fact, legitimate businesses do not contact customers to “verify”
or “update” account information.
To protect against phishing attempts, TDS advises customers:
When receiving a message or email requesting a return call, do not
use the number provided or that appears on caller ID—it may be fake.
Instead, use the company’s phone number listed in the phone book or
on your bill.
If contacted via email, do not follow any included links. Even if
they look real, the link could take you to a counterfeit website.
If someone calls offering to check the computer by logging in
remotely, hang up immediately. Do not allow anyone remote access to
a home computer unless you’ve initiated the call.
For more information on phishing and tips for
prevention, visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission web
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service and 2,900 employees. Business customers select from the
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Visit tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com for more information.
TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the operations of TDS
Hosted and Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) which consists of OneNeck
IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, and VISI Inc. TDS HMS is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. The
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Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Monday, February 18th is President’s Day. Everyone is having a sale,
so we will too! For Monday only, all winter apparel will be 1/2
price. That includes winter jackets, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves,
boots and sweaters!
Since we can’t forget the kids, all toys will be 1/2 price. We have
many games, puzzles, toy trucks, cars and stuffed animals; all will
be half price. VCR tapes are 2/25¢ and kids books are 2/25¢.
All clothing with green tags are 25¢ each for Feb. and don’t forget
to check out our 25¢ rack in the Ladies aisle.
We are on Route 28 near the Pittsfield line and are open Mon. 8-12;
Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4.
You can call us at 247-7191 for the Attic and 934-0087 for Baby
Threads in Laconia. Please cross out Bonnie’s number 707-7577 from
your records as she has moved to Idaho and not involved in the
day-to-day adventures of the Attic and the sewing shop in Laconia.
Local Town Firefighters Train For Ice Rescue
Concord Firefighters Troy Ward, Justin Tracy, Kevin O’Donnell, Riley
Northrop of Chichester Fire/Rescue Department and Miranda Mulcahy
of Barnstead Fire-Rescue joined over forty firefighters from
departments from across the state for an ice rescue training
More residents and visitors to the state are enjoying ice sports in
the state and that requires firefighters to be prepared for a needed
rescue day or night. The training was conducted at Lake Sunapee and
Half Moon Pond in Barnstead over the weekend of February 2nd and
Training included work on ice and in the water giving firefighters
the skills necessary to mitigate an ice rescue or cold water
incident. Topics included rescuer and team safety, pre-planning,
personal protective equipment, patient packaging and recovery,
operating specialized equipment, and self-rescue.
Participants trained to develop and implement procedures for
recognizing the unique hazards associated with ice rescue,
identifying ice characteristics, the operation of surface support
equipment used in water or ice rescue operations, recognizing and
dealing with a victim’s hypothermia and the safe entry and exit of
divers into the water through an ice hole.
The training was conducted by the New Hampshire Fire Academy to
increase the capability of New Hampshire’s fire and emergency
services through research and the application of the best
methodologies, techniques, education and practice of fire and
emergency medical services.
Frank Andrew Coburn
Mr. Frank Andrew Coburn, 53, a lifelong Chichester resident, died
Saturday, February 2, 2013.
Born in Concord on October 10, 1959, Frank was the son of the late
Andrew and Carmel (Emerson) Coburn.
He had worked for 21 years as a mechanic for the NH State Hospital.
More recently, he was employed at Shaver Disposal.
Frank was most happy doing things with his family, such as camping,
4-wheeling, and beach trips. He was fascinated with operating and
repairing remote control models, especially loved fishing of any
kind, and time spent with his dog and favorite companion, Baby.
In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his son,
Nicholas Coburn in 2004. He is survived by his lady of 35 years,
Virginia “Ginny” Bedell of Chichester; their daughter, Tiffany
Coburn of Penacook; 3 grandchildren, Kendra Pike of Carthage, NY,
Angelina and Andrew Lucus, both of Penacook; sisters, Andrea Tillson
of St. Augustine, FL and Julie Masera of Atkinson; a brother, Andrew
“Sonny” Coburn of Andover, MA; and many cousins, aunts, nieces and
In lieu of flowers and for those who wish, donations may be offered
to the family to help defray expenses.
Family and friends may sign an on-line guestbook by visiting