Please join the Chichester PTO on Saturday April 4th at 10:00am for
our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will take place rain or shine.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Bee Hole Beavers Snowmobile club will be having their annual
meeting on Saturday April 11 at 3pm hosted by The Goodwins at 175
Coaster Rd in Loudon. A Potluck dinner will be followed by the
election of officers and any other business to come before the
board. Members, prospective members, and spouses are welcome to
The Chichester United Methodist Church is celebrating Easter this
year with an early Easter morning service in front of the church on
April 5, 2015 at 6:30 AM. There will be a breakfast served in the
parish hall at 7:00 AM.
On Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the town office the Parks &
Recreation Commission will present a draft plan for the second phase
of the Carpenter Park project funded by their second LWCF grant.
This year they hope to construct a community building to replace the
snack shack and to expand the playground area. Other features are
planned for next year. As with the first grant, they are soliciting
donations of equipment, materials, and labor as partial town match
for the LWCF funds. Why not attend the meeting, hear the plans, and
find out what you can do to help?
Happy Birthday to Avonne Jarvis on April 1, Levi Cooper on April 4,
and Angela Millette on April 7.
Joann Luikmil enjoyed a visit in March with family from Dallas,
Texas. Her niece and family spent a week in New Hampshire looking at
colleges for Joann’s great-niece who is seventeen and was much
excited by all the snow. In other Luikmil news, Joann’s grandson
Adam Morris is vacationing in China, a place he has always wanted to
Mark your calendars and save up your money. The Pittsfield Senior
Center is having a bake sale on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chichester Town Library News
No April Fool’s joke here, just good news from the Library!
Pre-school Story and Craft Hour will meet tomorrow, April 2nd, at
10:30 a.m. This program, coordinated by Barbara Pappas, is a
special time for your young ones and you!
The Craft Club for adults and teens will be meeting on Monday, April
6th at 6:30 p.m.
The Down Cellar Poets are meeting on Monday, April 6th at 7 p.m.
There is a special program on soldering for “crafters” on Monday,
April 13th. Please contact the Library to reserve a spot. Brad
Towle, who has successfully led two other soldering programs, is
leading this program.
Mark the calendar for the first Down Under Used Book Sale of the
year on April 18th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme is
Outdoor Fun: Sports, Activities and Grilling. There will even be an
outdoor game to play, weather permitting. Come and join the fun!
New Hampshire Horse Council’s Horse Person Of The Year
2014 Horse Person Of The Year
Teresa Paradisteresa Paradis
Executive Director/Founder of Live and Let Live Farm’s
Rescue & Sanctuary located in Chichester New Hampshire
When Teresa Paradis was 12, she started volunteering at a horse farm
in Goffstown, owned by a man named Maurice Valley. Having struggled
with a troubled home life for some time, the farm became her solace
and refuge. She worked with Maurice for four years, learning horse
care under his tutelage, until he was suddenly and tragically killed
in a car crash while transporting horses from Rockingham race track.
Devastated and lost, all Teresa knew was that she desperately
wanted to keep up her work with horses.
In 1973, at age 16, Teresa quit school and took a position working
with the horses at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Massachusetts.
Daily she made the drive down to the track, passing the crash site
where her friend and mentor met his untimely death. It was there,
behind the scenes at Suffolk Downs, that Teresa was first introduced
to the hidden, dark underbelly of the horse racing world. It’s also
where she decided to dedicate her life to rescuing horses. She left
Suffolk Downs at the end of the racing season, with valuable
experience, fond memories, and a vision that would drive her
relentlessly for the rest of her life.
Living with her grandmother in Manchester, Teresa earned her General
Equivalency Diploma, and continued her volunteer work by
volunteering with Manchester Humane Officer, a man by the name of
Gerald Dionne. Rescuing dogs, cats, and other companion animals, she
was exposed to the terrible fate of so many abandoned and stray
animals, but her thirst for rescuing horses was never quenched. By
her mid-20s, she had attended secretarial school, was working in
private security, was married, and had two daughters.
Years rolled by, with marriage, divorce, two daughters, consistently
working multiple jobs, and the tireless work of rescuing animals,
many of them horses, into her family and home. She eventually moved
to Chichester, and in 1997 met Jerry Paradis, who at the time owned
and operated his own concrete foundation company. It was an ideal
match, and they eventually married in 2000. With their house
situated on a large parcel of land in Chichester, they began
clearing land in 1997 for a paddock and a barn for the five horses
Teresa had at the time. They started taking in horses in need of
rescue, then more land clearing, more paddocks, and more out
buildings. It’s been an ever increasing whirlwind cycle ever
Today, Teresa, Jerry, her daughter Heather & boyfriend Jahsun,
granddaughter Tianna, along with hundreds of volunteers and
thousands of supporters across the nation, Live and Let Live Farm
has become the largest volunteer rehabilitation rescue/sanctuary in
NH and the greater New England area, recently gaining certification
with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Her home is
sanctuary to about 70 rescued horses, as well as an ever-changing
array of domestic and farm animals including dogs, cats, exotic
birds, pigs, rabbits, sheep, goats, and guinea pigs. Her name is on
the speed dial of Animal Control Officers across the state, as Live
and Let Live Farm is one of the only bona fide, licensed, and state
certified horse rescue sanctuaries in the northeast United States.
From rescuing PMU mares in Manitoba Canada, to rescuing abandoned
pregnant dogs on Tennessee highways, to saving Navajo Mustang foals
orphaned in “round ups” in New Mexico, the work is as relentless as
her determination and drive. She’s been rescuing horses and other
animals for more than forty years, with no sign of slowing down.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
The Attic will be closed on Mondays starting next week. We will be
open all our other regular days.
We will have several boy items (shorts, tees, socks) coming next
We could use some black garbage bags, the size used for leaves.
Please remember, we are a drop-off point for the Chichester Food
Pantry. They can use canned goods of any kind and all toiletries.
We are on Rte. 28-5 mi. north of the Epsom Circle. Tuesday and
Thursday 8-4; Wednesday 11-4, and Saturday 10-4. 247-7191.
Check us out for paperbacks: 25¢ each and hard covers 50¢ each!
Meaning so many things to so many different people- 1,000 cultivated
acres, a few bee hives, an herb garden, cut flower garden or simply
a raised bed vegetable garden in our backyard; it’s refreshing to
see the Chichester Garden Club & the Chichester Agricultural
Commission partnering to bring such a variety of topics, speakers
and people together under one roof in our Town.
Last evening March 25, 2105 brought another 23 attendees to our town
of Chichester where Master Gardener Ann Lacroix gave a new UNH
Extension presentation titled “Improving Soils” to help those
interested in improving their garden soils for better and longer
lasting crops, both flowers and vegetables. I believe this was her
third presentation. Not all of the audience was from Chichester;
other towns represented: Epsom, Pittsfield, Barnstead, Canterbury,
Concord and Webster.
With two events in January, one in February, and last evenings event
filling the Chichester Library; 2015 has brought just fewer than 100
folks together from all around.
Thank you to all those who make possible the Agricultural Commission
that seems committed to protecting our farmland, supporting our
local agricultural economy, and preserving Chichester’s rural
character by promoting agriculture to both community members as well
as visitors helping to keep agriculture viable in this great State
of New Hampshire.
Letter To The Editor
My name is Stacy Patten and I need my curiousity hopefully settled
by someone out there who could tell me anything about this belt
buckle, besides being in the Civil War era.
Back in 1971, my parents bought a house in Wilmot Flat, NH. The
house was from the late 1700s to early 1800s. We gutted the old
horse hair plaster out. We found the belt and buckle, old baskets,
tin cup, old skirt, powder horn, medical device, history of Concord
stamped with a map in an old trunk, and a copy of Scientific
America, March 4, 1876 with a picture of the Man of War Austrailian
on the front page.
Any knowledge would be appreciated. Honest people
only, please email me at