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Chichester NH News

November 16, 2016

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Happy Birthday to Lauren Lane on November 17.



Thanks to all who helped to make the voting at Chichester on November 8 a well-organized event. After the before-work crush, there was no waiting unless several people in the same section of the alphabet arrived together.  We received a high rating from the Attorney General’s office for a well-run polling place, so pat yourselves on the back.



There will be a Community Supper at the Chichester United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. You won’t be surprised to learn that a Turkey Dinner is being served. These suppers are free to all, although donations are welcomed and used for future suppers.



It’s time again for Socks for Seniors, sponsored by Chichester Grange. The idea is to collect pairs of colorful adult-sized socks which will be given to residents of area nursing homes at Christmas time. While you are out shopping, look for brightly colored or patterned socks. Buy a pair or two and put them in the boxes provided at Chichester Library, Pittsfield Library, or The Attic thrift shop. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s count of 150 pairs!



Preparations are well underway for the Town of Chichester and the Capital Region Food Program 2016 Christmas Holiday food Basket project. Applications for the Christmas food baskets are available at town hall. Deadline is Dec 1. Contact Evelyn Pike at 798-5808 if you have any questions.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


The Attic will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 24.  The Nov. 1/2 price day will take place on Sat., Nov. 26.


The week of the 14th, all kitchenware (serving utensils, knives, forks, spoons) will be 1/2 price.  Plastic items 2/25¢. All dolls 1/2 price.


Come see us at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester (Rte 28) Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Public Library News


Today, November 16th at 7 p.m., is the meeting of the new book club, where they will be discussing The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.  Come join this new group and enjoy a book together!


The Memory Café will be held this Friday, November 18th at 2 p.m., at the Epsom Town Library. 


The Little Book Houses, located at Carpenter Park and at the Town Hall, will be closing for the winter on Monday, November 21st.  If you want to stop by to pick up a book or two, please do so in the next day or so.


Lovers of the Chichester Library, the group of volunteers who supports the programs and activities of the library, will meet on Monday, November 21st at 7 p.m.


The Chichester Library has joined the literacy initiative of NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.   This initiative encourages families to read to their young children and to use the resources of their public libraries. This is a wonderful way to introduce little ones to reading and then to help encourage them to read on their own.  As our library has one of the finest pre-school programs on Thursdays at 10:30, the embracing of NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a natural extension of our efforts.  This commendable program is sponsored by CHILIS (Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire) and the NH State Library.  It is supported by the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, the Academy of Family Physicians, and NH Family Voices.  Please see Librarian Lisa Prizio for further information.





Dear Chichester Voters,

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be a candidate for your State Representative in this spirited election season.


There is a theme in our culture that if someone does not like something, they should try to do something about it. As I’ve shared, I have been frustrated about barriers to school choice in NH and I am working to lower those barriers. Although I will not be doing so in the Legislature this term, I will continue to pursue this issue.


It was a privilege to run for office in our district and I appreciate your support.


Thank you for the opportunity to be your candidate, Dr. Darren Tapp



Letter To The Editor


The voters of Chichester and Pembroke have spoken. All three incumbent Representatives to the NH House have been re-elected. I congratulate the winners: Dave Doherty (Democrat), Dianne Schuett (Democrat), and Brian Seaworth (Republican). I didn’t make the cut.


I enjoyed the campaign and I greatly appreciate the support volunteers gave me in the process. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping with mailings, canvassing, holding signs, and allowing signs on your lawns.


Turnout November 8 was very high. Candidates and voters both should thank the poll workers who spent long hours under difficult conditions to make the electoral process work: the town clerks, moderators, ballot clerks, supervisors of the checklist, and others.


Many of you who voted for me are certainly shocked by the ascendance of Donald Trump as our next President. I know from many past experiences how disappointing it is to find our candidate on the losing side in Presidential election we felt was important. We all need to work together as a country. Let’s get on with that.


Doug Hall




Started by Craig Shibles in 1998, Mattress Maker has not only been the place to buy mattresses locally but has become a bit of a legend. The above picture is a map inside the store that depicts where mattresses sold from Mattress Maker were delivered to. Originally Craig kept the map to have a visual of how his business was doing. Eventually it became a badge for those buying mattresses. “Hey, I want my mattress on that map,” customers would say. Soon with the success of the business the map was overcrowded and a list to the left was added and also eventually filled. Between this store and the one in Concord, a lot of mattresses have been delivered over the years and the map continues to be a conversation piece. Mattress Maker is also known for supporting local charities, the Chichester Fire Rescue and holding coat drives over the years. Daughter, Michelle is now the keeper of the map having joined the company in 2001 and can relate many tales of her father’s many deliveries and just as many friends made over the years. A family run company is a special gift to the customer, as it is their name attached to every sale and these families try harder at customer satisfaction. While they may not be able to “put you on the map,” anymore, they can still deliver great customer service and mattresses, of course!



The Word’s Out, The Turkey Got Away


The Chichester Welfare Department will once again be offering Thanksgiving baskets to those in need. One phone call is all it takes. Call 798-3278 and let us know how many in your family, your address, and phone number. We will return your call and ask a couple of questions and that’s all there is to it. We will catch the bird and send him along with all the fixin’s to your residence a couple of days before “Turkey day” so that you can prepare your goodies.


Elderly citizens of Chichester and families experiencing a hardship, please call. If you know someone that needs assistance, but is reluctant to call please do not hesitate to call us.



Wow, Can You Believe It Is November?


The Chichester Police Association will again be sponsoring “SECRET SANTA” for Chichester residents. We have volunteers all lined up to assist Santa to get the requests, make the goods, shop if needed, and help him LOAD THAT SLEIGH.


Unfortunately, we all fall on hard times, for one reason or another and have to ask for a little help. We will be accepting applications through December 16, 2016. All we ask is that you be a resident of Chichester, ONLY requesting assistance from us, fill out an application so that we know the needs and wants of children, and bring it to the police department by the above date.


Never before have we had to insist that you only apply with us, but we don’t want to duplicate other assistance, which is not cost worthy and quite frankly, unfair to all.


If you would like assistance or know of a family that needs assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know. If you would like to volunteer to shop, wrap, or help Santa in any way, please call and speak with Donna or Chief Clarke at 798-4911. Monetary gifts are accepted made out to Secret Santa Fund.






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