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Chichester NH News

June 17, 2015

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On Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Town/Grange Hall, the Chichester Heritage Commission will present “On This Spot Once Stood . . .,” a program given by Maggie Stier of the NH Preservation Society. This program, sponsored by a grant from the NH Humanities Council, will showcase some of the celebrated buildings that New Hampshire has lost and explore ways in which historic places can be “remembered” through signs or displays. The program is free and open to the public. There is plenty of parking next to the hall at 54 Main Street. Refreshments will be served.



Happy Birthday to Terri Lane on June 20, Marlene Hammond on June 21, Emma Stone on June 22, and Tara Gelinas on June 23.



Happy Anniversary to Jim and Rebecca Pillsbury on June 21 and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Millette on June 22.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee 


Thanks to the many wonderful donations after the town-wide yard sales, we have many toys for children to enjoy this summer -- books, puzzles, games, and  little cars, trucks, dolls, etc.  Half price this Wed. thru Sat.


Also this week, a Market Basket paper bag of books is $1.00! Lots of reading material for the lake or beach vacation (or just the backyard!).  We have greeting cards two for 25¢!  No store can match that!


Located at 345 Suncook Valley Highway, Chichester, near the Pittsfield line (long grey building with several other stores.) Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4; Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. will be stories, music and crafts for preschoolers.  Next week, on June 25th, there will be a parent-led story hour for young children and table games for their older siblings in the same 10:30 a.m. time slot and may also include music, crafts and a snack..


Sign-ups for the Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” should be done asap, preferably by Friday the 19th, since the first program begins on Monday, the 22nd.  (Please see separate article.)


Saturday, June 20th from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., will be June’s “Down Cellar Used Book Sale.”  Of course, there are always more items for sale, e.g., puzzles, DVDs and CDs.  The theme will be “Summer Fun” and books on travel, vacation, barbeque, golf, crafts, camping and children’s summer reading will be highlighted.


Chichester artists are encouraged to submit two or three of their own pieces of work for exhibit at the Library in July and August. Artists’ works are not limited to paint, but can include various media. Please contact Lisa, the Librarian, at 798-5613 for more information.


The summer raffle item of a Kewpie doll and accessories by the Library and the Historical Society will be on display for interested bidders.  Tickets are three for a dollar and the winner will be selected at the beginning of September.



Letter To The Editor


I went to the selectmen’s meeting last Tuesday night. I was four minutes late and missed over a third of the meeting. The meeting was 9 minutes long.


I’m beginning to understand why issues take so long to get resolved, and it is frustrating to watch and listen. Must be infuriating to be part of it. The issue was trucking on King Road. Now no-trucking signs are up, and needs to be enforced. The issue is communication and follow up. The couple that was the meeting contacted the road agent. (sic) The road agent did not address the issue, but passed them on to the selectman. According to the selectman, the road agent did not contact them, so they knew nothing of the complaint. The road agent did not attend the meeting, the selectman would not address them without talking with the road agent, so the couple will have to come back yet again.


How many times do you have to come back to the board to address the same issues? At this rate, no wonder it takes so long to get answers.  Let’s stop passing the issue, if you do pass the issue, follow through and communicate.


Craig McIntosh



TDS® Increases Availability Of Flagship Voip Service


TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service, managedIP is reliable, flexible, mobile, and as of today, more available than ever before.


Speaking from the company’s headquarters in Madison, Wis. vice president of Sales, Matt Loch says, “Over the last few years our employees have been hard at work improving TDS’ state-of-the-art business VoIP solution by finding new and creative ways to deliver managedIP service to customers when they want it, where they want it, and for a competitive price.”


Today, that work is paying off with the launch of TDS’ expanded multi-location service, which allows the company to offer businesses with offices inside and outside of TDS’ territory managedIP Hosted and trunking services. One office does need to be in TDS’ footprint.


Loch says, “Let’s say there’s a business that has three locations. One of them is in a market of ours, the other two are not. In the past we would only be able to serve the office in our territory. Now, expanded multi-location will allow us to serve them all.”


He goes on to say, “This is a big step for TDS, but this doesn’t mean we’re done looking for ways to improve managedIP. Our team will continue to push boundaries and look for ways to enhance the customer experience.”  


If you’re interested in learning more about managedIP Hosted or trunking services, visit or call 1-866-448-0071.



Speaker Concludes “Backyard Farming” Spring Lecture Series  


The Chichester Garden Club (CGC) and Chichester Agricultural Commission (AgCom) will present the last of this spring’s “Backyard Farming” lectures on Wednesday, June 24, 2014, 7pm, Town Library, 161 Main Street, Chichester.


UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Ruth Axelrod, will talk about Composting - the benefits and basics of composting, composting bins, building the pile and maintaining your compost. This event is free and open to the public.


As a volunteer UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Ruth educates people about eco-friendly landscaping and gardening, primarily through seminars and workshops offered through a variety of organizations.  When not gardening, Ruth teaches management and leadership to college students and consults about organizational development, primarily for nonprofit organizations.


Ruth grew up in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains where she learned to love nature in all its forms.  Her mother was a passionate gardener who raised dahlias on the edge of the cliff in front of their house and gladiolas in green-painted World War II surplus gasoline canisters.  Their living room window was framed by strings of marigolds and morning glories.  In the temperate winters of the north India plains, Ruth played with their Indian gardener, helping (or not!) to plant and harvest vegetables, tend flower beds, trim hedges and graft limbs onto fruit trees.  She has been gardening ever since--both indoors and outdoors--for beauty, food, habitat and the deep spiritual pleasure of mucking around in the dirt.


Axelrod has an impressive background in gardening and sustainable systems.  Prior to moving to NH, she spoke to audiences in Maryland about gardening and the environment and taught Sustainable Sites Initiative, an interdisciplinary effort to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.  Ruth was instrumental in the new Bay-Wise program of the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service in which Master Gardener volunteers educated communities about good gardening practices and advanced training in landscaping for the health of the Chesapeake Bay area.


Axelrod has educated gardeners on how to garden safely, effectively and sustainably…less about gardening and more about good gardening practices.  “It’s no longer recommended when you create a garden, you dig down and turn the soil over,” Axelrod said. “By doing that, you are making the soil more compacted…rototilling the garden should not be a regular practice.”


Both the Chichester Garden Club and AgCom promote gardening and farming through education and partnered to create this Backyard Farming lecture series.  To join the Garden Club, please contact [email protected] or Ann Davis 603-903-3891; meetings are held at 7pm, Town Library, the fourth Wednesday of the month.  The AgCom meets the third Wednesday of the month, 7pm, Town Library; all are welcome.  



Every Hero Has a Story

Chichester Library’s Summer Reading Program


As usual, Librarian Lisa Prizio has done a great job in planning for this year’s summer reading program in Chichester.  Participants will have a great time with the “hero” theme, including thinking about the heroes they already know!   And, if they read two books during the summer and attend two programs, they will receive a ticket to Chucksters and to Frekey’s.  Every week, a participant can take an item from the prize box if they have read a book or have read for at least three hours during that time.  Now there are some incentives for joining in the fun!  The program will end on August 29th.


Sign-up is scheduled for the week of June 15th-19th, with the first activity scheduled for Monday, June 22nd at 6:30 p.m., when the kids will learn to make a pop-up book and other interesting things to help in creating their own “hero” book.  In addition, they will be given a blank book to fill with stories and pictures of their heroes.


Wednesday, July 8th at 7 p.m., brings Laury Nichols to show some neat “Tips and Tricks for Creating Comic Characters.”  These comic characters can also be used in the hero books.


Wednesday, July 22nd at 7 p.m., brings Ranger Doug Miner, a hero in his own right, who will talk on the work and dangers of being a forest ranger.


The following week, on July 29th, the group will meet at the police station, where participants will hear from a police officer(s) about their work and the dangers involved, and view some of the equipment used by police in their public safety role.


Monday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. will be the Second Annual Lego Car Derby.  Racers are limited to 18 participants, so early sign-up is encouraged.


Wednesday, August 12th at 7 p.m. is a special program to be held at the Grange, when Big Joe, the storyteller, will join us with stories from around the world about “small and unlikely heroes who overcome great obstacles.”  Joe is well known in the Boston area, and around New England, for being a warm and funny storyteller for all ages, so we’re very excited that he will be joining us.  This program will be open to people of all ages.


Pembroke Academy Senior Sarah Hubbard Earns Fisher Cats Foundation Scholarship


Chichester resident among thirteen scholar-athletes to earn $2,500 scholarship


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation have announced that Pembroke Academy senior Sarah Hubbard has earned a 2015 Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. The senior is one of 13 scholarship winners who will be recognized during an on-field ceremony before the Fisher Cats game on Thursday, July 9.


Eleven graduates from New Hampshire high schools and two from northern Massachusetts were named Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athletes, earning a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship recipients were selected based upon criteria of academic excellence, athletic achievement, and active citizenship in the community. Money for the scholarships was raised through several Foundation endeavors, most notably the Granite State Baseball Dinner held annually in November.


Hubbard, a native of Chichester, received the Most Improved Award as a member of the varsity alpine ski racing team. She has been a member of several important clubs throughout high school and has had several academic achievements. Hubbard was a member of the Key Club, Yearbook Committee, and on the Math Team. She also was a National Honor Society member.


Sarah plans to attend Champlain College.


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats established the Fisher Cats Foundation to be a catalyst for the betterment of communities statewide by supporting youth programs that encourage education and promote healthy living. Through the generous support of players, employees, sponsors, and fans, the Fisher Cats Foundation continuously works to make a positive impact throughout New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. As the primary funding source for the team’s philanthropy, the Fisher Cats Foundation supports a wide variety of non-profit organizations and coordinates several fundraising programs and events. Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation and the Fisher Cats have provided nearly $4 million in monetary and in-kind donations to over 3,500 non-profit organizations.


The Fisher Cats return to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Friday, June 19, with five Atlas Fireworks shows, Star Wars Night, and the first series with the Future Red Sox, the Portland Sea Dogs. To view the full promotional schedule and to purchase tickets, visit






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