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Chichester NH News

November 25, 2015

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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 optional!



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 Grange.



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 Hendee


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 that size.


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.  247-7191



Chichester 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 participant.


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.



“Secret Santa”


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!!!



Invasive Plant Species in New Hampshire By Frank Harrison, Chichester Conservation Commission

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, and wetlands.



Letter To The Editor


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 agreement.


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.


Craig McIntosh






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