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Chichester NH News

July 10, 2013

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The Chichester Old Home Day Committee will meet on Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Carpenter Park. Should it be pouring rain the meeting will be held at the Fire Station.



Chichester Grange will hold their annual Eat-Out on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Windmill Restaurant in Concord. Please bring an item for the food pantry.



The Chichester Youth Association will be holding their monthly meeting on Sunday, July 21st at 6 p.m.  on the Main Street level  of  the Town Hall.  With soccer season right around the corner, please take this opportunity to stop by a meeting and see what you can do to help make this a season to remember.



The CYA is accepting registrations for soccer for this coming season through July 14th but no later than August 1st. If you have a child who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall, they are eligible to play soccer.  Registration forms are available at  Please take this opportunity to get them in ASAP so that teams can be organized and equipment purchased.



Chichester’s Old Home Day will soon be upon us. It is Saturday, August 17, with set-up and some events on Friday evening, August 16. This year’s theme is “Happy Birthday, Carpenter Park” in commemoration of the Town receiving the land from the Carpenter Family in 1963. If you would like to be in the parade call Carol Frekey-Harkness at 798-5443. If you are able to volunteer for food service or trash pick-up or other “chores” on the 17th, call Donna Chagnon at 798-5318.



If you wish to be a vendor at Old Home Day on August 17 (no food vendors, please), contact Carol Frekey-Harkness at 798-5443 for a form. If you are a Chichester Department or Organization who wants space on Old Home Day, you also need to fill out a form but there is no fee involved. Please reserve your space by August 1st, so a park lay-out can be arranged.



This is the year for the biennial tour of Chichester’s Historic Gardens. The date is July 20. If it rains on the 20th , tour on the 21st (rain or shine). Tickets are $15 on the day of the event at the Chichester Historical Society, 49 Main Street. Advance tickets may be purchased for $12 by e-mail at [email protected] or in person at the Chichester Library, 161 Main Street. The tour is self-guided between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Also enjoy the Historical Society’s Monet theme sidewalk café with delicious refreshments, plant sale, and floral Art Show by local artists.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News 

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Recently, we have had several new people question what the purpose of the Attic Thrift Shop is; who we support, are we a non-profit etc. We were told people were looking for a new place to donate because of an upsetting news report on the place they used to donate to. 


The Attic Thrift Shop And Sewing Room (Baby Threads) are staffed 100% by volunteers and stocked 100% by donation.  We pay rent, utilities, liability insurance on the Attic and the Sewing Shop in Laconia. We also pay a tax accountant and rent on a storage unit. Baby Threads is a 501(c)3 non-profit and donations are tax deductible. Check out pictures of what is done on Facebook-Baby Threads of NH.


We are gearing up for another Day of Sharing in Lancaster. We are on Route 28; 5 miles north of the Epsom Circle in Chichester. Mon. 8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4. You can call us at 247-7191.



Chichester Library News 


The Summer Reading Program is well underway!  30+ kids came to the library on Friday, June 28 for an evening of fun. There were 9 stations to visit. There was everything from making paper airplanes, to dancing, sand designs and much more with something for every age, pre-school thru teens. A record number of children have signed up for “Dig Into Reading” - 85 so far and we are still accepting enrollees. 


The battle for first place among the reading-hours teams has begun. So far, the 8-12 year olds are winning! Remember to keep track of your time and report in regularly to win the pizza/movie night for the winning team! Come check out the raffle prizes that will be awarded on August 23rd! 


Whether it’s raining and you’re indoors, or you are on vacation, pickup a book, keep track of your hours and enjoy your reading time. The library is open regular hours for the summer:  Mon. and Wed. 2:30-8:30; Tues. and Thurs. 10:00-1:30; Fri. 1:30-4:30 and Sat. 9-12. 


If you need to use a computer, there are three available for patrons; sign in at the desk. The next book sale is Sat. July 13th 8-1:00. Any books bought and read count in the reading program. They do not have to be books checked out from the library!  You can call us at 798-5613.



Chichester Historical Society And The Chichester Heritage Commission

Plan NH Charrette Program


Residents of Chichester, especially Main Street property owners, are invited to attend a meeting at the Grange Hall, 54 Main Street, on Monday, July 22nd, at 7 PM. Robin LeBlanc, Plan NH Executive Director, will speak about the Community Charrette Program. A community charrette is a two-day intensive brainstorming session for the purpose of discovery. It brings together a team of professionals, community leaders, and residents to provide a setting for the exploration of needs and issues. Over 50 communities have participated in this process to find solutions to community issues and provide a vision for future planning.


The focus is on historic Main Street and how it can be defined as our “village center” as well as addressing pedestrian and vehicle traffic safety. What is our community’s vision for historic Main Street?


Please attend this important meeting to learn more about Plan NH’s Community Charrette Program and how you can participate.






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