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Chichester NH News

July 17, 2013

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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 the 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 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.



The deadline for reserving space at Carpenter Park for Old Home Day is August 1st. 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 to reserve a space but there is no fee involved.



The next meeting of the Chichester Old Home Day Committee will be Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at Carpenter Park. In case of pouring rain the meeting will be held at the Fire Station.



Happy Birthday to Grammy Sue Gilmore on July 18 and to Mason Pillsbury on July 22.



Tour Gardens of Historic Chichester on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date July 21 – 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 as you take pleasant drives along country roads and stroll through lovely gardens. See them all or pick and choose, and be sure to enjoy the Historical Society’s Monet theme sidewalk café with delicious refreshments, plant sale, and floral Art Show by local artists.



Friday, July 19th, at 6:30 pm, storyteller Gail Drucker, will be sharing some of her best stories at the Chichester Town Library. This event is part of our Summer Reading Program, “Dig Into Reading.” We hosted Gail eight years ago, so we can testify that Gail is one of the best storytellers in New Hampshire. This event is open to everyone, don’t miss a great time.



Congratulations to Allison Briggs of Chichester, NH whom was named to the University at Albany’s spring 2013 Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement. Allison recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News 

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Want to save your hard earned dollars? Shop the Attic Thrift Shop were you’ll find gently used kitchen utensils, knives, forks, spoons, dishware; books for 25¢, Name Brand clothing $2.00 and up as well as regular brands at $1.00 for tops, shorts, shoes, sneakers, etc.  There are curtains, purses and collectibles, all at a fraction of retail price as well as infant outfits.  Your purchase allows us to fund Baby Threads.


It is time to gear up for the back-to-school backpack program!  We can use #2 pencils, crayons, markers, tissues, wipes, rulers, erasers, anything that goes to school with a child. 


We are 5 miles north of the Epsom Circle in Chichester and are open Mon. 8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed 11-4; Sat. 10-4. You can call us at 247-7191.



Chichester Library News


Poetry Fans! Keep cool with Summer Stanzas at The Chichester Library on Friday, July 26, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., featuring Maren Tirabassi and Neil English, who will be reading their poetry in tandem.  Maren and Neil collaborated on a spoken word CD Sticky Mittens and Angel Feet with Yankee humorist Rebecca Rule in 2003.  The readings will be followed by music, homemade refreshments and an open mic for musicians and poets. This is a free event.  Call 798-5613 for more information.


Neil English, model T truck-driving poet and Vice President of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, recites his brand of poetry in performance settings throughout New England and as far away as Alaska and the Yukon Territories. His work has been published in several anthologies, including The 2008 and The 2010 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire.  He is variously a preservationist of historic architecture, joiner, timber framer, humorist and family man. Neil makes his home in Epsom, NH.


Maren C. Tirabassi, former Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, NH, (2001-2003), is the author of eighteen books. Most recent is Gifts in Open Hands, and forthcoming is From the Psalms to the Cloud.  She travels throughout the country leading writing workshops on poetry, memoir and creative liturgy. In addition, she loves writing science fiction and fantasy. 




Margaret M. Mulcahy


Mrs. Margaret M. Mulcahy, 88, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the Epsom Health Care Center after a period of failing health.


Born in Manchester on October 7, 1924, Margaret was the daughter of George and Florence (Corson) Fox.  She worked as an accountant for MAC Finance and retired from the State of NH Department of Personnel.


Mrs. Mulcahy was an avid reader and craftswoman.  In addition to crocheting, knitting, and sewing, she enjoyed ceramics and making porcelain dolls.


She was the widow of Robert Mulcahy, Jr. who died in 2000 and is survived by five children, Carl Hoyt of Chichester, Candi Myatt, Joy Mulcahy and Shawn Mulcahy, all of Barnstead, and Bob Mulcahy of Rochester; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; three siblings, Bill Barnard of Loudon, Jim Barnard of Barnstead, and Betty Ford of Penacook; and nieces and nephews.


A time of remembrance was held July 12, 2013 followed by burial and graveside services at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Resident Activity Fund at Epsom Manor, 901 Suncook Valley Hwy., Epsom, NH 03234.


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