$5.00 Per Person
March 16, 2013
Time: 8 am - 10 am
At Pembroke Academy
209 Academy Road
Pembroke, NH 03275
2nd Annual Fundraiser
Sponsored by the
Pembroke Academy Music Association.
Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.
upstairs in the Grange Hall.
The Chichester Town Meeting will be held on March 16 beginning at 10
a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Chichester Central School. Please
arrive enough ahead of 10 a.m. to pick up your voting card before
the meeting is called to order. Bring some money to buy lunch and
plan to spend the day. Democracy is not a speedy process, but you
will learn many valuable things about your town and its citizens.
Happy Birthday to Matthew Morey on March 20.
SAU #53 Child Screening
Do you have concerns about your child’s overall development? SAU
#53, the School Districts of Pembroke, Allenstown, Chichester,
Deerfield, and Epsom, has scheduled a child screening on Thursday,
March 21, 2013 at the Chichester Central School, 219 Main Street,
Chichester, NH. (Snow date: March 28, 2013)
A child screening is a free screening of your child’s abilities in
speech, vision, hearing, motor, and learning skills. The screening
is administered by an Occupational and Speech Therapist and Special
To be eligible for the free screening:
• The child must live within SAU #53
• A parent/guardian must accompany the child
• The child must be under 6 years of age
• Please call for an appointment
For an appointment, please contact Michelle Plunkett,
by phone at 798-5651 or by email at
Parents with concerns about children 6 years old and over should
contact Jane Heely, Special Education Coordinator, Chichester
Central School at 798-5651.
Recently, my husband and I were having a nice dinner with friends at
the Weathervane Restaurant located in Chichester on Route 4. After
our dinner, my husband, who recently started using insulin, went
into a diabetic coma. The restaurant employees were very helpful in
keeping us and other patrons of the restaurant calm as we called and
waited for the Chichester rescue. They cleared the way to make it
easier for the rescue personnel to get in to assist with my husband.
There was a gentleman sitting in a booth nearby who also came to
help lay my husband on the floor while we waited for the rescue and
I wish we had gotten his name to send him a proper thank you!
Fortunately, my husband is fine. We would sincerely like to thank
the manager and staff at the Weathervane for all their help and
kindness, the Chichester Rescue personnel, who were fabulous as well
and of course our good friends for all the help. The rescue
personnel were very polite, knowledgeable and caring. We are very
proud to live in the town of Chichester!
Connie and Ed Leduke
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
If you need vases, for any occasion, we have a nice collection of
bud vases, large and small, glass and plastic, plain color and a few
red and green. We also have a good selection of plastic flowers.
Baskets? We have plenty. If you do not see the one you want, ask at
the desk and we can check our storage area as we do not have enough
room to display all of them.
Last chance for winter clear-out. Sweaters are 25¢ and 50¢; winter
jackets, kids are 50¢, adults are $1.00; kids snow pants are 50¢.
Also, leather jackets have been marked down to $3.00.
There are some nice items for Easter, including books and
We are on Route 28, in the yellow plaza, next to Diamond Signs. Our
hours are Mon. 8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4; Sat. 10-4. Our
phone number is 247-7191.
Friends Of The Suncook River
The Friends of the Suncook River, a NH 501(c)3 non
profit corporation has added a link from their website to the online
river flow gage station located near historic “Thunder Bridge” in
Chichester, NH. The site provides current and historic river flow
rates and river height levels. Visit the Friends of the Suncook
River website to find this river flow link. The Friends web site is:
The Friends of The Suncook River invites anyone interested in the
welfare of the Suncook River and recreational opportunities
associated with the river to visit their website and consider
becoming a member.
Chichester Grange News
Chichester Grange met at the Grange Hall on Wednesday, March 6.
Resolutions in memory of Ed Wladkowski were read and copies will be
mailed to his family. The dictionaries for Barnstead School have
arrived and will be presented to the third graders on March 19. A
spring Penny Sale is being planned for May 18 as weekends are very
full in April.
During the program, members shared what they had learned about some
of the inventions we use every day as well as some newer technology.
Some of the items covered were Nibroc paper towels (invented in
Berlin, NH), Band-Aids, Matches, bean bag chairs, and ten small but
mighty inventions like zippers and duct tape, which have changed
modern life. One of the newer inventions was a process which
involved planting seeds and providing moisture at the same time to
combine a two-step process into one step.
The next meeting will be March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall.
Chichester’s Road Plan
As the ex-officio Selectmen member serving on the Chichester Road
Advisory Committee, (RAC) I can attest to the many hours of hard
work and dedication put into the Committee’s task of developing a
comprehensive long range Road Management Plan for the Town of
Chichester. The 2012 Road Management Plan presents the Committee’s
proposal which will put the Town on a sustainable path for keeping
the Town’s paved roads in good shape for safe and comfortable
An undeniable fact is that a large number of Chichester’s paved
roads are in very poor condition. The primary reason for our
Town’s roads being in poor and deteriorating conditions is two fold.
The lack of a well founded long range plan and the commitment by the
Town to annually funds the necessary repair and reconstruction
projects to upgrade the Town’s roads.
The RAC’s 2012 Road Management Plan (on the Town’s website) has
developed a detailed plan outlining the commitment necessary for the
Town to ‘get back on track’ with a yearly road repair and
reconstruction program. The basis of this commitment is that with 24
miles of paved roads in Chichester, there is a need for the yearly
reconstruction of 1.2 miles to meet the needs of deteriorating
roads, which have a normal life span of 20 years. It is estimated
that the annual costs for a commitment of reconstructing 1.2 miles
of paved roads per year will be approximately $374,000 per year in
current years dollars.
The Road Advisory Committee highly recommends the townspeople of
Chichester consider the Committee’s proposed plan for a long
term/yearly commitment of dedicated funds for road reconstruction to
ensure that the Town’s paved roads are sustained in good condition
and support this proposal at Town Meeting on March 16th.