Happy Birthday to Sharon Wescomb on March 22 and to Sean Menard and
Keith Davison, Sr. on March 26.
March 23 and 24 is Maple Weekend in New Hampshire. This is a time to
visit a sugar house near you and find out how maple syrup and other
maple products are made. You could also purchase maple products to
take home and enjoy. There are several maple sugar operations in the
area, so you won’t have far to travel. It’s a good family activity.
Save the date! On Thursday, April 18, Steve Taylor will be returning
to Chichester to present a program on One Room Schools. The program
begins at 7 p.m. in the Grange/Town Hall and is jointly sponsored by
the Chichester Historical Society and the Chichester Heritage
Commission through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities
Council. The program is free and open to all. There is ample parking
and handicapped accessibility. Refreshments will be served following
There Is A New Church In Chichester
A new church has popped up on Dover Road, in the Chichester Commons.
According to the pastor, after much prayer and seeking the will of
God, this past summer a few friends from a couple different towns
began to meet together in a house in Epsom for Sunday worship.
After several months, they began looking for a rental space that
would house the new church. Subsequently, vacancies were noticed at
the Chichester Commons. Prayer about putting a church there was
brought before the Lord. As the Lord would have it, there was a
small store front that fit the needs of the church and so Berean
Bible Church was planted.
The pastor of Berean Bible Church is Tim Kenny. He has been married
to Joy for the past 24 years and they have four children. He is a
seminary trained minister through The Master’s Seminary of Sun
Valley California. He and his family came to live in Chichester via
Epsom where he was pastor for a short time at Epsom Bible Church.
Prior to Epsom, Pastor Tim ministered in Arena, Wisconsin for seven
years in an independent Bible church.
The Berean Bible Church is located in #3 on 114 Dover Road. It is an
independent Bible Church that preaches the whole counsel of God
through the preaching and teaching of the Bible. Sunday service is
at 10:30 a.m. If you don’t have a home church or you are first time
church visitor, why don’t you pay them a visit some Sunday.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
2013 has been busy for Baby Threads. Some of the things that have
been accomplished in January and February include: Home Box to young
mother who had been homeless. This included items needed to setup an
apartment such as kitchenware, bed and bath linens, cleaning
products, baby clothes, etc. Layette bags were delivered to Conway,
LRGH and Gorham. Adult diapers were donated to the elderly; hats
and mittens delivered to schools; and many winter jackets, hats and
gloves to homeless shelters.
Items that are on our “wish” list include: teacups and saucers (time
for little girl tea parties), bean pots, flour sifter, dish sets;
service for 4, towels, bedspreads and lamps. If you are in need of
an item, we will put it on our Wish List for a month.
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. You can call
the Attic at 247-7191, or Baby Threads at 934-0087.
Chichester Student Wins New England Writing Contest
Pictured above: Kate Dockham, 6th grade language arts teacher;
Alysse Cleasby; Dr. Harold Lyon, Contest Chairman.
The New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) has announced
the winners of its 2013 Youth Writing Contest. The contest has a
senior division, grades 9-12, and a junior division, grades 6-8, and
is open to all New England schools. This year, NEOWA received
entries from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts,
producing seven state winners, and the two best overall New England
Alysse Cleasby, a sixth-grader from Chichester Central School took
first place for her essay for the State of New Hampshire and was
also named as the overall New England winner.
In addition to cash prizes, a commemorative book, and certificates,
Alysse’s winning essay will be published in a future issue of the
North Woods Sporting Journal, enabling her to become a published
author at a young age.
Dr. Harold Lyon, Chairman of the NEOWA contest said, “The NEOWA
Youth Writing Contest both acknowledges excellence in writing and
fosters meaningful outdoor recreation for our youth.”
The staff at Chichester Central School congratulates Alysse on this
Chichester Firefighter Jaan Luikmil, III Completes Training
Jaan Luikmil was one of the New Hampshire firefighters who
celebrated the completion of their firefighter I program with
graduation on February 13, 2013. The 2012 Fall Evening Firefighter I
program was conducted at the New Hampshire Fire Academy.
The program familiarized firefighters with firefighters survival
skills, navigating stairs, ladders and tunnels, forced entries,
search and rescue, self contained breathing apparatus, nozzles,
water supply, Hazmat, wild land fire fighting training, CPR, fire
detection systems and navigating smoke filled buildings.
Jaan will continue his training in March with “Out Of State Wildland
Firefighting,” a course put on by the State of New Hampshire.