The “Socks for Seniors” program was a big success. Sixty pairs of
socks in many colors and patterns were donated to the Epsom Manor a
couple of days before Christmas. Many thanks to Chichester Library
and The Attic Thrift Shop for serving as drop-off locations.
Chichester Grange will be doing this project again next year,
starting in October with “Make a Difference Day” and finishing up
around the 20th of December. So, if you happen upon a colorful pair
of socks for a good price, buy it and earmark it for “Socks for
Through a New Hampshire Humanities Council grant the Chichester
Agricultural Commission is honored to present “NH’S GRANGE MOVEMENT:
It’s Rise, Triumphs and Decline” by Steve Taylor at 7 p.m., January
21, Grange Hall, 54 Main Street, Chichester, NH. This program is
free and open to the public. The Chichester Heritage Commission and
Chichester Grange are co-sponsors of this event. Refreshments will
Happy birthday to Carolee Davison on January 15 and Kelly Brudniak
on January 19.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Seems that people lose forks more than any other utensil! We sold
every fork we had, which was a lot! We can use a refill of the fork
drawer. We have an abundance of bread & butter knives and will be
selling them 3 for 25¢. If you know anyone who uses them for crafts
and projects, please let them know!
Please remember not to dump large pieces of furniture near the
store. We cannot handle big items, like the old wood cabinet left
by the back door. We have to recruit someone to help remove it and
pay at the dump.
Last Thursday of the month is 1/2 price everything day and this
month blue tag CLOTHING items are 25¢. We are on Rte. 28, long grey
plaza, Chichester, near the Pittsfield line.
Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.
Chichester Town Library News
The works of Brad Towle will be featured at the Library during
January and February. Brad is a resident of Chichester and a member
of the Photography club. He has two pictures featured in the
current calendar: the balloon rally and the picture of the tree at
an interesting angle. Brad has supported the Library by teaching a
soldering workshop this past year. A reception is planned on
Friday, January 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m., which will include
Pre-school Story and Craft “Hour” will be held on January 15th at
10:30 a.m. Enjoy a special time with your young one(s) at the
The next book for the Book Club is The Guernsey Literary and Potato
Peel Pie Society. Copies of the book are available at the Library.
Thanks to Kayla Chagnon who facilitates this group.
The LOCL (Lovers of the Chichester Library) will be meeting on
Monday, January 19th at 7 p.m. Come and join in the fun of planning
to support all of the Library’s activities.
The Library will be closed for Martin Luther King/Civil Rights Day.
We all know what it is like to tighten our belts and our budgets.
So, when a special gift is received by the Chichester Town Library,
we want to publically extend our appreciation and to describe how it
will be used.
John and Doris Saturley, long-time residents of Chichester,
remembered the Library in their will and a generous check was
presented to the Library Trustees at the December meeting by their
son, Paul McCully. Both Saturleys were avid readers and loved the
Library. Doris was especially worried that with the new technology
available, children would stop coming to the Library and reading
books. She wanted the Library to purchase something that both
children and adults would use.
The Trustees have decided to dedicate some of the money to a book on
agriculture/conservation to specifically honor John, as that was his
passion. In recognition and honor of Doris being a school teacher
for 40 years, a book on education will be added to the collection in
In addition, the Saturley’s loved movies, so the Library will be
purchasing a DVD player. A video camera will also be purchased,
specifically to enhance the oral history project the Teen Group is
planning to do. They will be recording stories from people in town
to preserve them for all to enjoy and learn.
The generosity of the Saturleys, as well as other library patrons,
is deeply appreciated; and, as other needs arise, the funds will be
put to good use in their memory.
Chichester Grange met on Wednesday, January 7, upstairs in the
Grange Hall. Before the meeting members enjoyed a Soup Supper. The
hot soup was most welcome on a very chilly evening. Many thanks to
Jamie Pike in the Town Offices for thoughtfully turning up the heat
so the meeting room was warm when the Grangers arrived.
The business meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. The “Socks for
Seniors” program was declared a success and will be done again next
year. Sixty pairs of socks were delivered to Epsom Manor in time for
Christmas. Dictionaries have been delivered to Epsom Central third
graders and Northwood and Barnstead dictionaries will be delivered
Tentative plans were made for attending the State Grange Winter
Youth Rally on January 31 at the State Grange Building in Hooksett.
There is a new Grange Lecturer’s program this year called “Out and
About.” Grangers in groups of five or more are encouraged to attend
Grange and public social functions with the intention of enriching
their lives and sparking interest in the Grange. Some suggestions of
places and events to visit were discussed.
For the program Fred Carlson shared some facts about calendars and
how they have changed over the years. Not everyone uses the same
calendar even today. For example, January 7, is Christmas for the
Orthodox Church. In keeping with this idea, members closed the
meeting by singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
Chichester Grange meets only once during January and February, so
the next meeting will be February 4. It will be Family and Community
Night. The Baking Contest will be judged if the recipes have been
furnished by the State Family Committee before then.
Local Residents Named to Lasell College
Dean’s List for Fall 2014
Lasell College in Newton, Mass. has released the Dean’s List for
outstanding academic achievement during the Fall semester of the
2014-15 academic year. During the Fall semester 634 students
received this recognition.
Miranda McCrea of Chichester a member of the class of 2017 is
majoring in Fashion Communication & Promotion
Brian Thone of Chichester a member of the class of 2017 is majoring
Danielle Roberts of Epsom a member of the class of 2018 is majoring
To achieve the Dean’s List, each student must be full-time carrying
12 or more graded credits for the semester with a grade point
average of 3.5 or above.
An innovative educational institution for more than 160 years,
Lasell is an independent coeducational college emphasizing the
integration of professional and liberal arts programs leading to
bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The campus is situated on a 53-acre
campus eight miles from downtown Boston.
Heather Elizabeth Kennedy
Barrington: Heather Elizabeth Kennedy, 38, of
Autumn Lane passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at
Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH.
was born on July 12, 1976 in Concord, NH; the daughter of John and
Robin (Fears) Donovan.
received her Bachelors’ Degree from UNH and she taught Spanish and
Math at the Epsom Central School. She was an avid Red Sox fan, loved
to travel, especially to Disney World, enjoyed reading and loved her
cats; Yogi and Chance.
is survived by her loving husband, Ryan Kennedy of Barrington; her
parents, John and Robin Donovan of Chichester; her sister, Shannon
Donovan of Warren, VT; her in-laws Neal and Nancy Kennedy of Dover
and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
and friends may call from 12:00pm (Noon) – 2:00pm on Saturday,
January 17, 2015 at the Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Rd., Rt 4,
Lee, NH. Interment will be held in the spring. To sign our online
guestbook, please go to