Birthday to Brooke Davison and Felicia Gelinas on November 11 and to
Lauren Lane on November 17.
Chichester Grange will
meet on Wednesday, November 18, upstairs in the Grange Hall. There
will be a pancake supper at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7.
Again this year
Chichester Grange has put Socks for Seniors boxes at the Chichester
Library and The Attic thrift shop. They are ready for your donations
of socks with bright colors and cheerful patterns in adult sizes.
The collected socks will be donated to local nursing homes at
Chichester Grange is
holding a Christmas-themed Penny Sale on Saturday, November 21, at
the Grange Hall. Tickets go on sale at 12 noon and numbers will be
drawn at 1:30 p.m. A soup lunch will be available for purchase and
Christmas cards will also be sold. Proceeds will be used for
Operation Santa Claus.
The Holidays are just
around the corner. Is this the year you really will start your
shopping earlier? Are you looking for unique gifts for friends and
family? If yes, then plan to attend the Chichester Central School
PTO for their annual craft fair on Saturday Nov. 14th from 9:00-
2:00. The fair will take place at the school located at 219 Main
Street Chichester. Free Admission. Hope to see you there!
Out Of Your Attic Thrift
Submitted By Carol Hendee
A homeless shelter in
Concord has asked us to save any twin sheets we have for them. They
have an urgent need. If you have any to donate, just put a note on
them that they are for the shelter.
We have a red and blue
toddler race car bed (no mattress) $15.00, quite the bargain. Some
Christmas decorations are starting to appear: lights, garland, etc.
for the holiday scenes.
We could use some large
bags for the jackets and blankets that are going fast.
Books are $1.00 a bag
this week. We are at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester (in the
nicely remodeled plaza); Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 &
Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library
Our hats are off and our
hearts are full of appreciation for our veterans. Thank you.
The happy sounds that can
be heard at the Library on Thursday mornings come from the preschool
and kindergarten age children who participate in the Story and Craft
program at 10:30 a.m. Thanks to Barbara Pappas and her helpers for
making this such a special time.
The “Star Wars” marathon
continues on Friday, November 13th at 6 p.m. at the Chichester
Central School, 219 Main Street. Along with the movie this week,
“Attack of the Clones,” attendees will be using origami, an ancient
Japanese art of paper-folding, to enhance their experience. All
fans are welcome, but children under the age of six must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian. Thanks to School Librarian
Kate Dockham and Chichester Librarian Lisa Prizio for their efforts.
The Lovers of the
Chichester Library will be meeting on Monday, November 16th at 7
p.m. This active group welcomes the participation of any and all
who are interested in the activities of the Library and the
Don’t forget to come into
the Library to enjoy the work of the featured artists--members of
the Chichester Photography Group.
With the holidays
approaching, everyone is busier than normal. So, please mark your
calendars for Saturday, December 5th, when the Library is sponsoring
a special presentation by the Pontine Theater at the Grange at 1
Thinking about gifts for
the upcoming holidays? The Chichester Library is a great place to
1. Do your friends and
family members all belong to the Chichester Library? If not, you
might consider “gifting” them with their own library card. What a
great way to encourage reading!
2. Have you considered
purchasing gift certificates for the Down Under Used Book Section?
That is a gift that gives at least twice: one as the actual gift
to an individual and secondly as a gift to the Library.
3. The last Used Book
Sale planned for this year will be held on Saturday, November 21st.
There are lots of good gifts to choose there.
Presents Pontine Theatre Performance At The Chichester Grange
Again this year, the
Chichester Town Library is pleased to be bringing the Pontine
Theatre to the Town for a holiday performance on Saturday, December
5th at 1 p.m. at the Grange, 54 Main Street, Chichester. This
year’s performance includes “The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t,” by
Ogden Nash and “Christmas Monks” by Mark Wilkins Freeman.
The Pontine Theatre uses
a variety of arts to provide a wonderful experience for the
audience, including storytelling, puppetry and lyrical movement.
“The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t” is a tale of a King’s
imprisonment by his evil nephew who has the intent to outlaw
Christmas. Although we can guess the outcome, this
captivating story/poem by Ogden Nash should delight the hearts of
Christmas lovers young and old.
“The Christmas Monks”
tells a delightful story of a garden in which toys are grown from
seeds. We will share in the adventures of Prince Peter and his
little sister related to this special place.
There is no admission fee
and refreshments will be available.
Department is now taking requests for Thanksgiving baskets. The
cut-off date will be November 18, 2015.
The numbers are growing
for those needing assistance, therefore we must stress that you be a
resident of Chichester and that you only request for those in your
immediate family, (household).
get together for the holidays, but that is when everyone chips in
and brings something to the table. We will gladly support all
requests. Call Donna @ 798-3278 anytime of day, and leave a message,
name, address, and telephone number and the number of folks in the
household. If you know of any elderly folks that could use a little
help, please call me and we will work something out to assist them.
All information is held
in strict confidence. Anyone wishing to donate can leave items at
the police department.
Chichester Secret Santa
The Chichester Police
Association has begun taking applications for “Secret Santa”
requests. The final deadline will be December 18, 2015, no
exceptions. You MUST stop by the police Department and fill out an
application for assistance.
All the “elves” are
chomping at the bits to shop, so the earlier we get your requests,
the better. Again, we have to stress that the needs are getting
greater and therefore we must request that you are a resident of
Chichester and that you prioritize your needs. Warm clothing and
boots are first on the list and then we obviously try to fill the
wants of little ones as Santa does.
We welcome any monetary
donations made out to the “Secret Santa Fund”. Anyone that would
like to shop or help wrap may call the office at 798-4911 and we
will find you a job.
Letter to the Residents
I have been one of your
Selectman for 6 years now. I have spent the last 31 years involved
in small town service/politics, 25 years in the volunteer fire
service, also serving on many town boards and committees. I retired
from the Chichester Volunteer Fire Department as Fire Chief in 2007.
In 2010 you elected me as Selectman and again re-elected me in 2013.
I would like to thank everyone for all your support over the last 31
After much contemplation
with my wonderful supporting wife and family I have come to the
decision that it is time for me to walk away from town politics all
together as we plan our future retirement. I am not going to run for
the office of Selectman this coming March, nor will I accept any
write-in votes, so please do not waste your vote by writing in my
I announce this now as to
encourage the many citizens of Chichester to consider a run for
Selectman. If you do decide to run it is important that you get
involved now as the 2016 budget season is upon us. If and when you
are elected it would be very difficult to be completely engaged in
the everyday workings of executing the approved budget if you are
not involved in its creation.
D. Michael Paveglio
Board of Selectman
A home on Horse Corner
Road, which was scheduled to be demolished, was put to good use by
the Chichester Fire Department as they conducted some training there
2015 Poinsettia Open
Please come enjoy the
spectacular color of over 40,000 poinsettias and 20,000 cyclamen
that have been grown for the holiday season! Location: D.S. Cole
Growers (wholesale location) 251 North Village Rd., Loudon NH When:
Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Tours are
available at 10:00 and 11:00 or browse on your own. *Learn about
poinsettia growing and see some of the new and unusual varieties *
Tour our state-of-the-art facility *This could be a great photo
opportunity so bring a camera if you like. *Please note that this is
not a sales event; as a wholesale operation we do not sell to the
general public. (Children must be accompanied by adults please)
Eunice R. Bates
Chichester – Eunice R.
(Weldon) Bates, 90, died Sunday, November 1, 2015, at the Epsom
Health Care Center.
Eunice was born in
Pittsfield on June 25, 1925 to Russell and Ruth (Greene) Weldon.
She worked as a hostess
and waitress and owned Euniques Antiques in Chichester.
She was the widow of
James Bates, Jr. and was also predeceased by her daughter, Holly,
and her brother Gordon Weldon.
Eunice is survived by a
daughter, Sheila Ordway and her husband Steve of Epsom; a son, Luke
Bates of Chichester; 5 grandchildren, Jason and Jessie Lucier, Jamie
Tilton, and Andrew and Ryan Bates; 6 great grandchildren; sisters,
Joyce Gould and her husband Wayne of Rye, and Sylvia Kramer and her
husband Peter of NY; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,
P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
A celebration of Eunice’s
life will be held Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2-5 PM at the
Chichester Grange Hall.
Tom Petit of the Still
Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements and
offers an on-line guestbook at