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Chichester NH News

August 5, 2015

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Don’t forget the benefit Dance being held on Friday, August 7th, from 7-11 p.m. at the Epsom Elks to help raise money for medical expenses for Baby Hayden. Hayden was born with Down Syndrome and a Congenital Heart Condition (full Atrioventricular Canal Defect) that will require her in the next month or so to have open heart surgery. Medical expenses add up quickly even for this hard working family. Please help out this local family in this difficult time. Mike and Caitlin Shultz would greatly appreciate it. There will be a DJ, raffles, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 each or $35 for a couple. Please contact Tammy Montambeault for more information or to purchase tickets [email protected] or 566-5771.



Happy Birthday to Eric Harris on August 8.



The Chichester Historical Society is looking for Chichester postcards. Do you have one or more in your possession?  The cards will be scanned for the Historical Society archives and then returned to you, the owner. If a sufficient variety of postcards can be located, the Historical Society will see about making up a booklet about Chichester postcards. The contact person for this project is Fred Shaw. Give him a call at 798-5543 if you have postcards.



The Chichester Charrette Team will be meeting on a monthly basis to implement some of the recommendations in the document “A Village Center, Again.” The document, a result of the Design Charrette held last fall, is posted on the Town of Chichester website. The next team meeting will be Monday, August 17, at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Historical Society Museum on Main Street. Any interested citizen is encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information call Lucille Noel at 798-5709.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee 


Week of August 4th-8th, summer inventory reduction, ALL shorts: ladies, girls, men, boys 50¢ each.  ladies tank tops 50¢ each, and all sandals 50¢ pair.  We have a nice assortment of throw pillows and dinner plates.


Remember, we are a non-profit and will be giving out backpacks to kids who sign up-must have adult name, phone number, gender, and age of child. 


We are on Rte 28 North, Chichester. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


The Summertime Story, Activity and Craft group for the younger set will meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.


Also meeting tomorrow will be the Library Book Club at noon.


The Library Trustees meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 10th at 3 p.m.  This is an open meeting.


The Craft Group for adults and teens will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 10th.


The summer reading program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” is winding down, but not without fanfare!  It has been a great time for participants as they met local heroes and identified some of their own close to home.  It is not over yet, however.  There is still time to qualify for the tickets to Chucksters and Frekey’s, as long as they have read two books, attended at least two programs over the summer and turned in their hero book.  The last program is still to come.  “Big Joe the Storyteller” will be coming to the Grange on Wednesday, August 12th at 7 p.m.  This family-friendly program will feature his stories from around the world about small and unlikely heroes who overcome great obstacles.


Have you checked out the summer raffle?  Please stop by the Library to see the Kewpie doll, the Precious Moments tea set and the Victorian Bradley doll.  It’s a wonderful package, whether for the collector or for someone who will love, cherish and play with them.



2015 NH Permaculture Day 


Join us and participate in a unique educational and collaborative experience full of nature walks, skills demonstrations, panels and talks given by local experts at the third annual NH Permaculture Day- Saturday, August 22 from 8am to 5pm at Inheritance Farm, 112 Pleasant St, Chichester, NH. Whether you are curious about permaculture or a seasoned practitioner everyone is welcome. Here is a sneak peek at some of the 2015 Permaculture Day topics and presenters: 


Beyond Maples; Making Syrups from Birch and Other Trees with local expert David Moore of Crooked Chimney Syrup


Fermenting for Health and Nutrition with multi-award winner Kath Gallant from the Blue Moon Evolution farm-to-table restaurant in Exeter, NH


Using stone and waste wool to adjust microclimate in the vegetable garden with Laurie Lockwood


With over 30 events there is something for everyone – growing, harvesting, preparing, and preserving food, an herb walk, mushroom foray, raising farm animals, historic barns and natural building practices, sustainable energy and much more. Your ticket includes a local organic farm-to-table lunch. Check out the locally made products for sale in our vendor area, and our children’s corner offers supervised activities and crafts all day long.


The deadline for our early-bird registered is approaching! Purchase tickets through Event Brite-Permaculture Day: (Beginning August 15 and at the door tickets increase to $35) 


Interested in volunteering or vending? We have many opportunities for you, friends, and family to get involved! Email us at [email protected]


This year’s hosts are Sam and Erin Schreier of Inheritance Farm on Pleasant Street in Chichester. They are working to reemerge the 200-year-old farm into a sustainable permaculture-based homestead. For more information go to: Central NH Permaculture Meetup events calendar or contact UNH Cooperative Extension at 603-641-6060. We hope to see you at this year’s Permaculture Day.


Permaculture Day is presented by the New Hampshire Permaculture Guild in cooperation with UNH Cooperative Extension. 


UNH Cooperative Extension puts trusted information and practical know-how into the hands of New Hampshire citizens and organizations. Extension is at work in every NH county, making critical industries stronger, developing vibrant communities and municipal leaders, and fostering healthy families and an informed, engaged citizenry.



2015-16 Chichester Central School News

Submitted By Brian Beaverstock, Principal

Chichester Central School


On behalf of the teachers and entire staff at Chichester Central School, we hope you have had a safe and enjoyable summer thus far. We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our students for the 2015-16 school year.  The classrooms are in order, hallways are getting waxed and shined, and the teaching staff is gearing up for another exciting year of learning and growing together with our students. Within the next week, all students should be receiving a “welcome” letter from their homeroom teacher which will list necessary supplies for the school year. You will also be able to find these letters on the school website in case you misplace yours.


Wednesday, August 26, is our first day of school.  Please look over the bus routes as some times and stops have changed. Students should be at their designated bus stop at least 10 minutes before their scheduled time in the first week of school so we can gauge their pick-up time and bus route correctly. Parents who are dropping off their children are asked to do so after 8 and as close to 8:10 as possible. Students may begin entering their homeroom at 8:15.  There is still time for parents who would like to have their children use the New Morning Childcare program to register.  This program provides care for students of Chichester Central School before school beginning at 7 AM and after school until 5:45 PM. Parents and families may call the New Morning program at 669-3591 or visit on the web for more information.


The lunch price for students this year will remain $2.50.  Adults who would like to purchase a fine meal may do so at $3.50, but please call ahead to make arrangements.  More information including our school lunch menu will be posted on our website and on our google calendar.


Incoming kindergarten students are invited to ride the bus for an orientation to school with their parents on Tuesday, August 25. The bus will leave the town hall at 9:00 (AM class) and 10:00 (PM class) and drive down Main Street to school.  After a 45 minute stay to get acquainted with their new classroom, the bus will return to the town offices.  All incoming first grade students may visit their classroom from 1-2 PM on Tuesday, August 25 in order to reorient themselves with their new classroom.  The PTO will once again be hosting our fabulous Back to School Barbeque on Wednesday, September 9 at 5 PM.  Carpooling for this event is strongly encouraged as there is limited parking at school.  After everyone is fed, families are encouraged to meet the teachers and tour the school as part of the annual Open House.  


I am very proud of our school’s accomplishments in the past year and am looking forward to another great year of learning in our CCS community.  Students in grades 5-8…be sure to read your summer reading book and complete your summer reading assignment.  Enjoy these last few weeks of summer and please call the school at 798-5651 if there are any questions!



Community Participation Makes Garden Tour A Success

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Despite light showers Sunday, the second biennial “Historic Chichester Garden Tour” was a success. Sixty participants wandered Chichester this last weekend viewing a wide variety of private gardens.  One of the highlights was a personalized tour at Millican Nurseries Inc. on Pleasant Street.  Although a wholesale operation, Millican offered an hour long tour of their facility and gave Tour participants an opportunity to make a purchase. Participants were very appreciative of Millican’s effort to make this weekend a memorable one and our tour guide, who took the time to inform and answer horticultural questions.  


Most have visions of young farmers growing acres of vegetables and more mature ladies raising flowers in tiny gardens.  This Tour brought to light the diversity of gardeners with that some of our more experienced vegetable gardeners sharing growing techniques in gardens to provide food for much of the year.   We were pleased that one entire family takes gardening to heart, and delighted to have 14-year old Josh Newhook share his two gardens with Tour participants.  Josh enthusiastically guided participants around the family backyard explaining who created which gardens, type of flowers and herbs and shared his knowledge and excitement of gardening.  


Not only did Tour tickets include a light lunch at the Memorial Garden area and desserts at a designated garden site, it entitled each participant to a chance to win one of eleven door prizes.  


New this year was the Farmers Market which offered plants, fertilizer, produce, baked goods and maple syrup from local residents and farmers.


This community effort made this event a success.  Ticket sales will be divided among the following Chichester organizations - Garden Club, Historical Society, Heritage and Agricultural Commissions, Town Library and Photo Group. 



Bus Route Schedule for 2015-16

Chichester Central School



7:29 Canterbury Rd./King Rd.

7:33  Main Street/ Right onto Cross/Granny Howe

Right onto Rte 4W, Left at lights

7:39  Corner of Horse Corner/Towle Mason, Left onto Lane 

7:43  Right onto road marked “To Hutchinson Rd”

7:47  Turns around in Pembroke

7:51  Right onto Short Falls, Left onto Lovers’ Lane

7:53  Right onto Burnt Hill

7:56  Right onto Smith Sanborn 

7:58   Right onto Highland, Right onto Smith Sanborn

8:00  Right onto Dover Rd E to traffic circle

8:08  Left on Deermeadow Rd


Bus 2 

7:30   Main St. to W on Dover Rd

7:40  Turns onto Ricker Rd. to Harvest, Holstein, Guernsey

7:46  Left onto King onto E. Ricker

7:56  Right onto Bear Hill

7:59  Left onto Durgin, continues to Ferrin

8:06  Left onto Bear Hill

8:09  Right onto Rte 28 S.



7:29  Right onto Bear Hill to Center Rd. (Bus does not stop on Bear Hill)

7:37  To Horse Corner Rd.

7:40  Garvin Hill & Horse Corner

7:45   Staniels & Horse Corner

7:47  Left onto Higgins, turn at Preve

7:49  Right onto Horse Corner, Left onto Connemara

Turn at cul-de-sac, Left onto Horse Corner

7:52  Left onto Bailey

8:00  Right to Dover Rd. E.

8:06  Left onto Cross Road



7:27  Webster Mills to S on Suncook Valley Rd.

7: 34  Right onto Deermeadow, Right onto Main St.

7:36   Left onto Rte. 28

7:38   Suncook Valley and Martel

7:40  Turns in Pittsfield comes S on Suncook Valley 

7:42  Right onto Kelly Corner

7:44  Right onto Pleasant

7:52  Turns at end, back to Kelly Corner, toward Suncook Valley 

7:54  Right onto Suncook Valley South

7:56  Right onto Swiggey Brook

7:58  Turns R onto Hilliard, turns at end

8:05  Right onto Swiggey Brook

8:07  Right onto Suncook Valley 


To Deer Meadow & School



6:04      Rte. 28 and Martel Rd.

6:07      Ring Road and Kelly Corner

6:07      Kelly Corner and Pleasant

6:09      Rte. 28 and Swiggey Brook (upper end)

6:10      Rte. 28 and Swiggey Brook (lower end)

6:12      Bear Hill at Carpenter Park

6:15      Bear Hill and Center Rd.

6:21      Chichester Central School

6:23      Congregational Church

6:24      Granny Howe/Main

6:24      Methodist Church

6:28      End Canterbury Rd (Loudon end)\

6:30      King and Harvest Rd.

6:31      King and Rte. 4

6:33      Abundant Life

6:36      Horse Corner and Connemara

6:37      Horse Corner and Staniels

6:38      Horse Corner and Bailey

6:39      Bailey and Rte 4

6:41      Atlantic Traders/Mason Rd

6:42      Mobile Home Park

6:44      Hess/Horse Corner Rd

6:45      Horse Corner and Lane

6:47      Lane and Hutchinson

6:48      Smith Sanborn and Burnt Hill

6:49      Smith Sanborn and Highland

7:15      at PA



Farmers’ Market At The Chichester Library


In conjunction with the August 22nd book sale, the Library will be hosting a local version of a Farmers’ Market.  The gardens are yielding their crops in abundance and what better way to distribute any extras than selling them?  Those who have vegetables, eggs, honey, syrup, flowers or anything they have personally produced (such as baked goods, soaps, lip balms, etc.) are encouraged to participate.  Each “vendor” is responsible for set-up and tear-down of their own 10’ x 10’ space.  Smaller spaces are also available.   There will be nearby parking available for vendors and buyers.


Interested parties should register by contacting the Library or one of the Trustees (Carol Hendee, Carolee Davison or Lucille Noel) and providing your name and phone number.  The market is planned for either rain or shine, as there is no rain date. 






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