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Chichester NH News

Aug 14, 2013

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Hope to see you all at Chichester’s Old Home Days on August 16 and 17. Here is the schedule:



Set-up from 3-6 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt 6-8 p.m.

Grange Penny Sale 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Beans in the Ground about 6:30 p.m. 



Parade forms 9:30 a.m. at School

Parade leaves for Carpenter Park 10:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies and Park Rededication 11:30 a.m.

Beans, Roast Pig, etc.  12 noon to 1 p.m.

Don Smith performs from 1-2 p.m.

Two Pound Table winners drawn at 2:30 p.m.

Shanna Stack Band 6-8:30 p.m.

Fireworks 8:45 p.m.



It will be a simple Old Home Day this year but there will be balloon animals and cupcakes to decorate for the children, a secret-spot contest for all ages, the Friday night Scavenger Hunt for teams of family or friends, the Penny Sale on Friday and the Two Pound Table on Saturday for fun and funds, vendors and exhibitors to patronize, and plenty of food. Come have some birthday cake in honor of Carpenter Park’s 50 year anniversary and rededication.



The Chichester Heritage Commission and the Chichester Photography Group have collaborated on an exhibit called “Chichester Historic Main Street Architectural Features.” The exhibit may be viewed at the Grange/Town Hall at 54 Main Street on Saturday, August 17, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served on Saturday.



The Historical Society’s Picnic at Thunder Bridge on Depot Road, which was rained out in July, will now be held on Sunday, August 18, from 3-5 p.m. Bring your sandwich and a lawn chair and visit with friends and neighbors at this historic spot. The Historical Society will provide beverages, dessert, and watermelon. If it should rain this time, the picnic will be cancelled.



Happy Anniversary to Frank and Darlene Cavanaugh on August 19.



Happy Birthday to Kara Jarvis and Sandra Millette on August 21.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News 

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Seems like colder temperatures have arrived... So, we are putting out hoodies for back-to-school days.  I guess thrift shopping is really very popular. There is now a National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day, celebrated on 8/25! 


There will be a special section for some Vogue dolls and dresses for the serious collectors due to a wonderful donation! 


We could use bubble wrap (used or new) paper towels and napkins. 


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.



News From The Chichester Heritage Commission


The Heritage Commission will be offering house date signs for sale at Old Home Day on August 17th at Carpenter Park. Orders will be taken for the 13˝” by 7” tombstone shaped sign with your house date. The signs are made from recycled vintage wood from a local source. Old patina is retained giving the plaque a historic look. The signs are $20.00 (no border), or $25.00 with a handpainted black border. Look for us this year under the Historical Society’s tent. We will have our large green heritage commission banner to make us easy to find.


As an extension of Old Home Day activities, plan to attend the collaborative photographic exhibit of the Chichester Photo Group and the Chichester Heritage Commission. This creative exhibit will be held at the Grange Hall, 54 Main Street. This exhibit, “Architectural Features of Historic Main Street Properties,” will run Saturday, August 17th from 1:30 - 5:00 pm and Sunday, August 18th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to the many Main Street property owners who have allowed photos to be taken of some very wonderful architectural details.


The Chichester Heritage Commission meets the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Town Library, 161 Main Street. The charge of the heritage commission is to preserve community character. The Commission works in an advisory capacity to preserve and recognize historic, cultural and scenic resources valued for their aesthetic and community significance. We welcome your comments and participation at meetings. We need your interest and continued support. For information about the Heritage Commission call 798-5709.



Hunting Season Is Almost Here


Hunting seasons are almost here. So if you need a hunter education class, sign up for one of the remaining classes available for 2013. You can register online at http:/ Just browse the calendar for the best date and location for you. Most of the remaining classes are in September. Walk-ins are accepted on a space availability but there are no guarantees, so preregistration is highly recommended.


If you have already completed the online course, please sign up for the required field day now. There are a limited number of field days left available at the beginning of October. No field days will be offered from the end of October until spring.


Hunter education is required in New Hampshire before a new hunter can purchase his or her first hunting license. If you are age 16 or older you need a license to hunt.


The Chichester Town Clerk is a licensed Fish and Game Agent. So, stop by and get that required license now. You do not need to be a Chichester resident.



Chichester Central School

Bus Route Schedule



Bus 1

7:29 Canterbury Rd. west (113)  

7:33 Main Street/ right onto Cross/Granny Howe; right onto Route 4 west, left at lights

7:39 Corner of Horse Corner/Towle Mason, left onto Lane

7:43 Right onto road marked “To Hutchinson Rd”

7:47 Turns around in Pembroke

7:51 Right onto Short Falls, left onto Lovers’ Lane

7:53 Right onto Burnt Hill

7:56 Right onto Smith Sanborn

7:58 Right onto Highland, right onto Smith Sanborn

8:00 Right onto Dover Rd East to traffic circle

8:08 Left on Deermeadow Rd


Bus 2 

7:27 Main St. (105) to west on Dover Rd

7:35 Turns around in Concord end of Dover Rd to go east

7:37 Left onto King 

7:40 Turns onto Ricker to Harvest, Holstein, Guernsey

7:48 Left onto King onto E. Ricker

7:54 Right onto Bear Hill

7:59 Left onto Ferrin, continues to Durgin

8:03 Left onto Bear Hill

8:08 Right onto Route 28 S.


Bus 3

7:24 Dover Road west (126)

7:25 Main to Center

7:29 Right onto Bear Hill

7:37 Right onto Route 28 to Main to Horse Corner

7:47 Left onto Higgins, turn at Preve

7:49 Right onto Horse Corner, left onto Connemara; Turn at cul-de-sac, left onto Horse Corner

7:57 Staniels and Horse Corner

7:58 Left onto Bailey

8:00 Right to Dover Rd. east.

8:06 Left onto Cross Road


Bus 4

7:27 Webster Mills (131) to south on Suncook Valley Rd.

7:34 Right onto Deermeadow, right onto Main St.

7:35 Left onto Route 28

7:38 Suncook Valley and Martel

7:40 Turns in Pittsfield comes south on Suncook Valley

7:42 Right onto Kelly Corner

7:44 Right onto Pleasant

7:52 Turns at end, back to Kelly Corner, toward Suncook Valley

7:54 Right onto Suncook Valley south

7:56 Right onto Swiggey Brook

7:58 Turns right onto Hilliard, turns at end

8:05 Right onto Swiggey Brook

8:07 Right onto Suncook Valley


To Pembroke Academy (Stops)

6:14 Route 28 and Martel Rd.

6:17 Ring Road and Kelly Corner

6:17 Kelly Corner and Pleasant

6:19 Route 28 and Swiggey Brook (upper end)

6:20 Route 28 and Swiggey Brook (lower end)

6:22 Bear Hill at Carpenter Park

6:25 Bear Hill and Center Rd.

6:31 Chichester Central School

6:33 Congregational Church

6:34 Granny Howe/Main

6:34 Methodist Church

6:38 End Canterbury Rd (Loudon end)

6:40 King and Harvest Rd.

6:41 King and Route 4

6:43 Abundant Life

6:46 Horse Corner and Connemara

6:47 Horse Corner and Staniels

6:48 Horse Corner and Bailey

6:49 Bailey and Route 4

6:51 Atlantic Traders/Mason Rd.

6:52 Mobile Home Park

6:54 Hess/Horse Corner Rd

6:55 Horse Corner and Lane

6:57 Lane and Hutchinson

6:58 Smith Sanborn and Burnt Hill

6:59 Smith Sanborn and Highland



Chichester Central School News


The summer weeks have gone by quickly and the staff is looking forward to welcoming back all of the students for the 2013-2014 school year.  Summer school is over, the rooms are prepared, supplies are in, new flooring has been installed, staff members have taken part in training for the new math program, and a whole host of other activities have taken place over the course of the summer break. All students should have received a “welcome back” letter from their homeroom teacher which listed the necessary supplies for the start of the year.


Parents who would like to have their children use the New Morning Childcare program and have not registered, can do so on Tuesday, August 20 at 6 pm at the school multipurpose room. On the same evening, from 6-7 pm in the school library, the second Reading Evening will be taking place. Come and register your hours read and hear a good story!


August 28 is the first day of school! Parents who are dropping off are asked to do so as close to 8:10 as possible; students may begin entering their homeroom at 8:00.  Please make sure to check the bus routes for updated pick up times.  Students should be at their designated stop at least 5 minutes before their scheduled time. The lunch price for this year will be $2.50; $3.50 for adults wishing to enjoy a fine meal in the middle of the day.


Incoming kindergartners are invited to ride the bus to school on Tuesday, August 27. The bus will leave the town hall at 9:00 (am class) and 10:00 (pm class) and students with a parent will be greeted at the school. After a 45-minute stay to get acquainted, the bus will return to the town offices. All incoming first grade students may visit their classroom from 11-11:45 on that same day.  


The PTO will be hosting the Back to School Barbecue on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00.  Carpooling for the event is suggested as there is limited parking at the school.  After everyone is well feed, families are encouraged to meet the teachers and tour the school as part of the annual Open House.


We look forward to welcoming everyone back; enjoy what remains of the summer!






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