Chichester Grange is planning a Memorial Day Observance on May 30,
the traditional Memorial Day. It will be held at the Veterans
Memorial stone in the parking lot of the Grange/Town Hall at 6:30
p.m. In case of rain it will be held inside the Town Hall. Please
give a little time to remembering veterans past and present. The
Observance will include a little history, some inspiration, and the
placing of a memorial wreath.
Chichester’s Old Home Days this year will be Friday, August 16, and
Saturday, August 17. The Old Home Day Committee is looking for
volunteers to assist with serving food, parking cars, picking up
trash, setting up tables and chairs, helping to supervise
activities, or whatever else comes to hand. If you might be able to
help on either or both days, please call Donna Chagnon at 798-5318
and she will put you on the list.
Happy Birthday to Tracie Davison on May 24.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Please remember, the Attic is not a place to dump old heavy chairs,
computers, monitors and TVs. We Do Not Accept such items and do not
appreciate them being dumped at our door when we are not open or
ever. Even when you mean well by leaving a good item, like a car
seat, do not do it when we’re not open. A nice seat was left, but it
rained hard and the seat got soaked and ruined.
What we do need is a bread machine, electric frying pan, forks and
teaspoons. There is a good selection of blue tag clothing items for
25¢ each. Memorial Day is fast approaching and we have some nice
Come and browse at 345 Suncook Valley Highway, Chichester on Mon.
8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4. We’re closed
Monday, May 27th. Give us a call at 247-7191.
Chichester Town Wide Yard Sale June 1st
Chichester Firefighters Association is once again sponsoring the
Chichester Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 1st, 8am-2pm.
There are several ways you can participate: If you want to come to a
central location, spots will be available at the lower Town Hall
parking lot. If you are having a sale at your home or business you
may have your yard sale location and description placed on a Town of
Chichester map. There is no charge for either of the above, but a
donation to the Firefighters Assoc. thermal imaging camera fund
would be greatly appreciated. Lastly, if you have some items you
want to get rid of, but don’t want to have your own sale, the FF
Assoc. will accept donated items which we will sell to add to the
T.I.C. fund. Donation of items will be accepted at the fire station
the week of May 27-31. No clothing or upholstered furniture please.
You may leave items by the front door if no one is there.
Maps will then be available for pickup at the fire station on
Friday, May 31st or at the Town Hall on Saturday the 1st. Once
again, there is no cost for any of this, but we are suggesting a
donation to the Firefighters Association Thermal Imager Fund.
For more info on Yard Sale specifics contact Paul Sanborn at
608-6252, or sign up at the fire station.
Chichester Town Library News
If you’ve had a chance to visit our new meeting room you may have
noticed the Clavanova in the corner. A Clavanova is an electronic
keyboard. It really sounds beautiful. It was donated to the library
by Dick Pratt and Frank Curatolo. Frank has played at various events
in the past and he is willing to play for us on Friday night, May
31st at 7:00 pm. He will play the old songs that most of us know so
we could sing along, if we wish.
How long has it been since we sang together? Remember how fun that
was last October at the Grange Hall? I’m sure there are health
studies concerning the incredible health producing benefits of
singing and in a group it doesn’t matter if you can’t carry a tune.
Of course, those benefits will be totally negated by all the sugary
refreshments we will have afterwards. You are welcome to bring
something to share.
University Of New Hampshire Announces May 2013 Graduates
Congratulations to Andrew James Beland (BSME), Samantha E. Fortier
(MED), Jon-Michael A. Gattuso (BS), Hannah Elizabeth McTigue
(BSMATH), Summa Cum Laude, Jesse M. Murenzi (BA), and Taylor Renee
Page (BS), Cum Laude.
Chichester Grange Awards Night
Front row left to right: Walter Sorenson, Donna Stockman, Lisa
Stevens, Meredith Marshall. Back row left to right: Frank Curatolo,
Dick Pratt, Riley Northrop.
Chichester Grange held its annual Awards Night on May 15 at the
Chichester Grange/Town Hall with fifty-seven people in attendance.
Each year Chichester Grange recognizes a Postal Worker, an Educator,
an Outstanding Youth, a Police Officer, a Firefighter, and a
Community Citizen from the Chichester-Pittsfield-Epsom area as a way
of thanking these people for all they do for the community.
This year’s Outstanding Youth is Meredith Marshall of Chichester.
She is an honor student at Pembroke Academy where she is active in
the Drama Club, Media Club, and the Spanish Club and has been a
summer volunteer with the “Pushing Your Limits” program for incoming
The Educator of the Year is Lisa Stevens, the art teacher at
Pittsfield Elementary School. In addition to teaching art to 300
students this year, she has worked with second-grade students to
improve their reading skills. Ms. Stevens has been active in
promoting the regional traveling art show and in seeing that student
art work is entered in the Deerfield Fair.
Walter Sorenson, this year’s Postal Worker, is a rural carrier for
the Epsom Post Office. Outside of his postal duties he has been
active in animal rescue work and in the American Cancer Society’s
Relay for Life program.
Although she is not a police officer, Donna Stockman was the perfect
candidate for the Police Department Award. She ably manages the
office at the Chichester Police Department and also serves as
Welfare Director for the Town of Chichester.
The Fire Department Award was presented to Riley Northrop, who has
been a resident student at the Chichester Fire Department for the
past three years while earning a degree in Fire Science from the
Lakes Region Community College. Riley comes from a fire-fighting
family and is continuing his education at the NH Technical Institute
in Concord with the goal of becoming a paramedic.
Frank Curatolo and Dick Pratt are the co-recipients of the Community
Citizen Award. As residents of Chichester they have taken an active
interest in their community, especially in the Historical Society
and the Library. They are both talented artists who have
participated in art exhibits in the area and are always willing to
make posters for a good cause. Frank also plays the piano and
recently gave a clavinova to the library for use in their new
Chichester Grange is appreciative of the chance to thank these good
and talented people for their contributions to the community. It is
also heartwarming to see the support that comes with them from their
family members and co-workers.
Great American Summer Road Trip
The Chichester Joint Loss Management Committee (Health and Safety
Committee) invites all Town officials, employees and volunteers to
participate in the Great American Summer Road Trip exercise
challenge. From Memorial Day through Labor Day you will record the
miles you walk, bike or run each day. (Cardio exercise equals 1 mile
for each 15 minutes.) You will report your distance biweekly and be
eligible for various prizes and incentives which will be awarded
monthly for June, July and August. As an added incentive, the top
“traveler” in each category Walk/Run, Bike, and Cardio will receive
a special award for their superb efforts at the end of the
challenge. We will conclude this challenge with a barbecue at
Carpenter Park on Saturday, September 7th.
If you wish to participate in this challenge, please contact the
Selectmen’s Office at 798-5350, and we will set you up with a
challenge participation packet. Let’s see how far we can travel this
John L. Saturley
John L. Saturley, 95, a longtime resident of both Pembroke and
Chichester, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at the CRVNA Hospice House.
Born in North Pembroke on July 21, 1917, John was the son of the
late Howard and Ella (Hutchinson) Saturley. One of seven siblings,
John was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters, Howard,
Lester, Margaret, Florence, and Lois.
He graduated from Pembroke Academy in 1935 and the Concord College
of Business in 1937.
Mr. Saturley spent 45 years with Concord Lumber, moving his way up
the ladder, until his retirement as general manager. During that
time he served as president of the NH Retail Lumbermen’s
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Pembroke and
served at various times as teacher, Deacon, and Trustee. In
addition, he was Moderator for the State UCC.
He and his wife Doris loved to travel, crossed the country several
times, and had reached their goal of visiting all 50 state capitals.
John enjoyed gardening, was a baseball and basketball fan, and was
very involved in civic affairs.
He was a member of the Pembroke School Board for 15 years, including
some as chairman, and then was elected to the position of School
District Moderator, serving for 9 years. He was also President of
the NH School Boards Association for 2 years. He spent several years
as Trustee to Pembroke Academy and had been appointed a trustee to
the University of NH by Gov. Walter Peterson, spending 4 years as
chairman of the school’s Agricultural Committee.
He had been a member of the Pembroke Budget Committee and was a
55-year member of the Odd Fellows Noble Grande. A member of the
Concord Rotary Club, Mr. Saturley had 20 years of perfect attendance
and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition.
Joining at age 14, Mr. Saturley was an 82-year member of the
Pembroke Grange #111. He served as National Grange Priest Archon,
State Master for NH Grange, and Grange Master for the Pembroke
Grange and Suncook Valley Pomona. In addition, John was involved
with the 4-H Foundation and the International Farm Youth Exchange.
In 1986, he was honored as Citizen of the Year in the Town of
Mr. Saturley was the widower of Florence (Allen) Saturley, who died
in 1959, and Doris (Fowler) (McCully) Saturley, who died in 2011.
He was also predeceased by a son, Neil McCully and a
daughter-in-law, Judy Saturley.
He is survived by five children, Elaine Forst of Pittsfield,
Constance Saturley of Apache Junction, AZ, John Saturley and his
wife Mary of North Pembroke, Stephen Saturley of Penacook, and Paul
McCully and his wife Doris of Chichester; 11 grandchildren; many
great grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Bassett and her husband
Wendell of Epsom; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to either the First Congregational
Church of Pembroke, 301 Pembroke Street, Pembroke, NH 03275 or CRVNA
Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301, or the
charity of one’s choice.
The Petit Funeral Home is assisting with the
arrangements and offers an on-line guestbook at