The Chichester Library will be offering a Christmas Coloring
Activity for kids -all ages. December 1, 2015 through December 19th.
There will be coloring books available, with crayons, colored
pencils, gel pens, etc. Print your name and age on each sheet.
Pictures will be displayed around the library to help decorate for
the season. A candy cane will be provided for every entry.
In January, the library will offer coloring sheets and crayons, etc.
for adults. It’s a great stress reliever. Name and age
The deadline for the Capital Region Food Program Holiday Food Basket
in the Town of Chichester is December 1st. Applications may be
picked up at the Chichester Town Hall.
Members of the Chichester Historical
Society are reminded that November is dues paying time. Membership
dues remain at five dollars a year. Anyone interested in local
history is encouraged to join. You do not need to reside in
Chichester to become a member. For information call Elizabeth
Collins at 496-2751.
Don’t forget the “Socks for Seniors” boxes
at the Chichester Library and the Out of Your Attic Thrift Shop.
Another box has been added at the Pittsfield Library. Purchase one
or more pairs of socks in adult sizes, the more colorful the better,
between now and December 17, and place them in the donation boxes.
The socks will be given to residents of nursing homes at Christmas
time. This is a national project being done locally by Chichester
Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday,
December 2, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange/Town Hall. Members will
be planning programs for 2016, a year that marks the
sesquicentennial of the National Grange.
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol
We are closed for Thanksgiving. We will be open on Saturday
the 28th and have our 1/2 price day.
Thank you for the battery donations, it is
nice to have people see a toy or appliance does work at time of
purchase. We can always use double AAs, as it seems many toys use
We can use an infusion of jewelry,
especially with the holiday gift season coming up.
November 28 and 30th are the last days to
bid on the Coach bag, one bid so far!
The Attic is located at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, (Rte 28)
Chichester; Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.
Town Library News
Thank you to the community for your support of the book sales,
programs and the food bank throughout the year. We are
embarking on the holiday season and would be remiss if we didn’t
remember those in our community who may need a helping hand.
Donations to the food bank are accepted at the Library.
The Library will be closed tomorrow through Saturday to celebrate
Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a delightful and safe holiday!
Because of the holiday, the next “Star Wars” movie will be on
Friday, Dec. 4th, starting at 5:30 p.m., with the “Empire Strikes
Back.” The earlier starting time will help accommodate the
amazing program that has been coordinated with this movie.
Tracy, from Concord Fencing, will be on hand to help participants
learn how to handle those light sabers. The
program will be held at the Chichester Central School, 219 Main
Street. All fans are welcome, but children under the age of
six must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Contact Kate
Dockham at [email protected] or Lisa
Prizio at the Library at [email protected]
or798-5613 with questions or to volunteer.
December 1-19 will feature a holiday coloring program for young
people up to 12 years of age, who will then become the featured
artists for the month. Kids are invited to come into the
Library and color a page from the winter-themed coloring books.
The results of their efforts will be hung around the Library to help
decorate for the season, and a candy cane will be provided to each
The Book Club will meet on Thursday,
December 3rd, at noon.
Please remember to join us for the
presentation by the Pontine Theatre of “A New England Christmas” on
Saturday, December 5th, at the Grange at 1 p.m.
Well, The Chichester Police Association is
in full swing, budgets, meetings, all the work related stuff, and
then there is “Secret Santa”. Jolly ole soul and BUSY ole soul. The
elves are out straight as they always are at this time of the year.
Little girls and boys all over, making their wishes known so that
Santa can put them on the list. And, of course they are on their
best behavior! I just had a grandmother tell me that her
granddaughter was inquiring how “I” kept track of Santa on Christmas
Eve, well obviously we have special tracking equipment, because a
sleigh can’t go just flying around in the sky. We have four more
weeks that we are excepting applications at the police station for
“secret santa”. Any questions call 798-4911. Please get your
applications in as soon as possible, so that we might make this the
BEST Christmas ever!!!
Species in New Hampshire By Frank Harrison, Chichester Conservation
Autumn Olive thrives on the edge of a local field.
Every year, around June 15, my back field explodes with beautiful
white flowers on large clumps of thorny shrubs. It may be a
beautiful sight to behold, but the multiflora rose is an invasive
species. Invasive plant species are not native to a local
region, yet they thrive and compete with indigenous (local) species
for resources and habitat. By definition, invasive species cause
environmental or economic harm.
With the cold weather coming on, I have been dreaming of my past
visit to Hawaii for a vacation. While there, I learned that
the oldest Hawaiian Island, Kauai, popped up out of the Pacific
Ocean as freshly solidified rock about 5 million years ago. A
series of succession events began in which opportunistic species
took advantage of the new habitat. In evolutionary terms, all
species are “invaders” to some extent. As with any competitive
ecosystem, some species win and some species lose as they fight for
space and resources. This is typically a slow, yet steady and
predictable process. Though not always obvious, plant species
actively compete to maintain their unique niche in an ecosystem.
Life is hard…even for a plant!
In modern times, human activity has accelerated this natural process
through accidental or intentional introduction of plant seeds or
seedlings. When a transported species has no natural barriers
to its proliferation, it may spread rapidly with an unfair advantage
over local species. It may compete for space and resources in
such a way that it may replace species that have an important role
in the local ecosystem. This relatively abrupt change can
negatively impact the food web and local habitat, thereby disrupting
other species in a cascade of problems. Think of this simple
story to understand the cascade. The monarch butterfly only
lays eggs on milkweed. Milkweed grows best in open space
fields. As fields are abruptly taken over by multiflora rose
and autumn olive, the milkweed population is reduced due to
unsuitable habitat. The monarch butterfly population will
naturally shrink in response. What other species may be
impacted by the loss of the monarch butterfly?
Some commonly discussed invasive plant species are bittersweet,
honeysuckle, purple loosestrife, Japanese barberry, multiflora rose,
autumn olive, phragmites, and Japanese knotweed. Many of these
were intentionally introduced to USA from Asia for landscaping use.
This is the first of a series of articles intended to educate the
public about invasive plant species. Upcoming articles will
describe common invasive plant species and their unique impact on
the environment. This awareness campaign will encourage
volunteers to utilize responsible methods to control the spread of
the most problematic invasive plants species in our fields, forests,
Letter To The
I want to thank Mr T. Houle for the letter
he wrote. Alot of time and research went into it.
Mr. Houle’s letter rattled a few cages,
Mrs Debbie Marden came to last night’s meeting, and was shaking with
disbelief. To make matters worse, the answers that she recieved
weren’t correct, or accurate.
When Mrs. Marden asked the selectmen who’s
idea it was to lose so much money, she was told by Mr. Debold that
it was Mike’s idea, and Jeff ageed with it.
The amount passed was $28,464.93, and that was for years 2009 to
2012, What he didn’t say, the agreement that Richard and Jeff
came up with, behind closed doors, was $38,280.00 for years 2009 to
2014. Richard’s agreement was shot down in the public meeting. Mike
wanted to get $48,927.00, but agreed to the $28,464.93 for the first
four years and still collect on 2013 and 2014.
Jeff went along with Richard’s idea, at
first. During the public meeting, Jeff agreed Richard’s agreement
wasn’t in the best interest of the town. Mike came up with a second
plan, the one that passed, and it paid off. The taxes have been paid
up to 2015.
I may not be in agreement with the amount
passed, but it was better than Richard and Jeff’s proposed
Mike has announced the he will not be
running for selectman, and with Richard moving to Maine, we need to
find 2 HONEST candidates, with integrity, and with the town’s best
interest at heart.