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.
Wishing a Happy 18th Birthday to Julia
Nadeau, we love you, Mom & Dad
Enjoy a Turkey Dinner on Wednesday,
November 23, at 6 p.m. at the Chichester United Methodist Church
Parish Hall. These Community Suppers are free to all, although
donations are welcomed and used for future suppers.
While you are Christmas shopping, keep an eye out for brightly
colored or patterned socks in adult sizes. Buy a pair or two and put
them in the boxes provided at Chichester Library, Pittsfield
Library, or The Attic thrift shop between now and December 20.
The socks will be given to residents of area nursing homes for
Christmas as part of the Socks for Seniors program, sponsored by
Chichester Grange. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s count of 150
Chichester Firefighters Association will
be hosting the Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Carpenter
Park on Saturday, November 26th from 5:30-6:30 PM. Refreshments and
a campfire will be available before, and after, the lighting which
will take place at 6:00.
We hope you will join us for this
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol
Starting on Tuesday, November 22, we have some unusual clothing for
sale- Long flannel nightgowns, with Moose prints! Bet you
can’t find those any place else!
We are closed for Thanksgiving. Pause and give Thanks, then
take a deep breath as we head toward Christmas. Saturday the
26th is 1/2 price day to help with your shopping needs.
Find us on Rte. 28 North, near the Pittsfield line. Mon. 8-12;
Tues. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Public Library News
‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, all
creatures were stirring. Yes, they were stirring all of the
goodies that would appear on tables the next day (tomorrow), as we
all give thanks. The library wishes you a great holiday and
gives thanks for your support and patronage! We will not be
open on Thanksgiving or on Friday. We anticipate regular hours
Speaking of laden tables and food, please remember the library
accepts donations of food for our struggling residents all year
long. All donations are graciously accepted.
The Down Cellar Writers’ Group will be
meeting on Monday, November 28th, at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 2nd at 7 p.m., brings Lakes Region poets Barbara
Bald and Beth Fox to the library where they will introduce their
newly published book, Other Voices/Other Lives, inspired by the
stories of senior citizens. Refreshments will be served.
(Please see separate article on this topic.) Another reminder as
winter approaches, the library follows the lead of Chichester
Central School’s for closure because of inclement weather.
Platinum Barbershop Welcomes Christie LaValley, Now Open 7
Days A Week
Platinum Batbershop has made some big changes. We would like
to welcome Christie LaValley who works on Sundays and Mondays.
Adding her to the team allows the shop to be open every day of the
week. Christie is a Master Barber and Cosmetologist. She
brings with her years of experience as she worked as the Director of
Education at Michael’s School of Hair Design and owned her own
barbershop in Manchester for 10 years. Christie moved to
Pittsfield in May and wants to become part of the local community.
There is no better way to get to know people then in the barbershop.
Christie is also a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace and ordained
minister. She has performed close to a hundred weddings and
elopements in the central NH area. If you have any upcoming
nuptials please feel free to contact Christie at the barbershop or
at her email [email protected].
Platinum Barbershop is now offering a groomsmen package. This
allows a party to rent out the shop for 2-3 hours while getting
barbering services. Packages can be booked before/after hours
as well as during normal business hours. This will provide a
place for the men to have a little bonding time over pizza and beer
while getting cleaned up for the big event. For more
information visit our website.
In the near future we will be having a
Beer and Braids night where Dads can get hands on experience
learning how to style their daughters hair.
So if you have nuptials in the near future
or just need a great haircut visit Platinum Barbershop and Shave
Parlor. Tyler and Christie are looking forward to working with you.
Platinum’s new hours are: Monday through
Friday 9 to 6; Saturday 9 to 2; and Sunday 11 to 4.
Platinum offers online and Facebook
booking at www.PlatinumBarbershopandShaveParlor.com
We are located at 345 Suncook Valley Road
Chichester New Hampshire across from Dominicks Pizza, the shops
number is 603-435-4029.
Poets Coming To Chichester Library
Lakes Region poets Barbara Bald and Beth Fox will introduce their
newly published book, Other Voices/Other Lives, at a reading hosted
by the Chichester Library on Friday, December 2nd at 7 p.m.
(This is a change from a previously published date.) The book
is inspired by senior citizens’ stories and has gathered high praise
from New England’s poetry luminaries.
Robert Demaree, author of Fathers and Sons, Mileposts and After
Labor Day, says: “In Other Voices/Other Lives, Bald takes us
along in her volunteer service with senior adults, bringing her
distinctive poetic voice to the many stories she has learned from
the seniors she has come to know. These fine poems are part of her
service to them as well as to the reading public.”
Charlotte Cox, author of Currents in the
Stream, adds: “This is a wonderfully moving look at the world
through other people’s eyes. Bald finds her inspiration in the
stories shared by elderly residents in an assisted living community.
She elevates their words through her own expert poetry and brings
their memories to life for readers of all ages. These poems are full
of love, loss, sadness, humor, and the triumph of the human spirit.”
Two years ago poet Barbara Bald and her
friend Beth Fox decided to explore the possibility of reading poetry
aloud to assisted living residents of Sugar Hill Retirement
Community in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. To their surprise, they found
that not only did the residents enjoy hearing the poems, but also
that the poems themselves stirred memories inside each listener.
This sharing became a way of helping folks connect with each other
on a deeper level. They are still reading to these residents twice
every month, and where possible, they are using the residents’ words
to record their memories and turn them into poems. Together they
have created both individual and group poems, several of which have
already been published in journals. Other Voices/Other Lives is the
published culmination of those efforts.
Barbara Bald was a science educator for
middle school students for twenty-two years. She also worked for
NHPTV in the area of instructional television, and later was a
counselor and a teacher of life education. Presently she offers
integrative enrichment opportunities for both children and adults.
Her poems have been published in a variety of anthologies: The Other
Side of Sorrow, The 2008 and 2010 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire, The
Widow’s Handbook, and other anthologies published online. They have
also appeared in The Northern New England Review, Avocet, Off the
Coast and in multiple issues of The Poetry Society of New
Hampshire’s publication: The Poets’ Touchstone, where they have won
prizes in both national and member contests. Her recent full-length
book is called Drive-Through Window and her chapbook on aging is
entitled Running on Empty.
Beth Fox, who is a contributor to the anthology Other Voices/Other
Lives, is a retired teacher and art-lover. Beth was active in the
Wakefield Arts Council for many years. She is now absorbed in
the connections among the arts and how the arts affect our lives.
Her poems have been published in The Poets’ Touchstone, Piscataqua
Poems: A Seacoast Anthology, Avocet and The 2010 Poets Guide to New
Hampshire. She was a finalist in the Center for the Arts annual
poetry contest and Touchstone’s member contest.
The authors encourage audience members who come to this reading to
participate in an open mic time after the reading, so bring
something of your own to share. There will be a display of books for
sale and browsing, with ample time to meet other creative people.
Refreshments will be available to enhance the pleasure of the event.