Historical Society is looking for a picture of a snow roller, one of
those pieces of equipment that was used to flatten down the snow on
the roads in the days of transportation by horse. A Chichester snow
roller picture would be ideal, but they would settle for one from
another place if it were clearly identifiable as a snow roller.
The little Book Houses
located at Carpenter Park and the Town/Grange Hall have now been
closed up for the winter. The Chichester Library thanks everyone who
has used them this year. Look for them to open again in April when
winter is over.
Happy Birthday to Edward
Millette on December 8 and Zachary Harris on December 14.
The brightly colored
Socks for Seniors are beginning to fill up the collection boxes at
the Library and The Attic. Please keep them coming up until
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 pairs!
Braised beef or Beef stew
is on the menu for the Community Supper at the Methodist Parish Hall
on December 14 at 6 p.m. These free suppers are open to all, so come
join your neighbors for good food and good fellowship. Donations are
accepted to fund future suppers.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
We need your help! We
are a collection destination for Socks for Seniors. so far, two
pair. We can do better. Need new, colorful adult socks which will
be given to local seniors in rehab facilities and nursing homes. We
can also use some canned goods and dry goods for the Chichester Food
This week, all Christmas
figurines and ornaments are 1/2 price! If they are already 25¢,
take TWO for 25¢! Christmas books for children are also TWO for
We are on Rte 28 north, 5
miles from the Epsom Circle. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed.
11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Chichester Public Library News
The library is pleased to
be exhibiting the artwork of Chichester Central School students who
are participating in the Currier Outreach Program. The artwork will
adorn the library throughout the month of December. We’re hoping
that the exhibit will be seen and appreciated by many. Please come
The Knitting Circle meets
today at 3:30 p.m. and the pre-school/kindergarten hour is scheduled
to meet tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m.
The Board of Trustees
will be meeting on Monday, December 12th at 4 p.m.
You might still have a
chance to be included in the basket-making class to be held on
Monday, December 12th at 6-8:30 p.m. Please call the library at
798-5613 to ask about registration.
The book chosen for
December reading and January discussion for the Down Cellar Readers
is Take Me with You, by Catherine Ryan Hyde. One review says the
book is: “A story about good people doing their best to survive…”
Dates to save:
December 30th from 2-4
p.m., for kids from first grade to middle school, “Games Galore.”
Snacks will be provided, so sign-up is requested. If this is a
successful venture, more such events are expected to be scheduled.
January 7th at 7 p.m., at
the Grange, The Pontine Theatre presents ”A New England Christmas,”
with seasonal stories and poems by noted New England authors. This
event is always met with enthusiasm by Chichester audiences.
January 28th at 7 p.m.,
at the Grange, Dudley Laufman and contra-dance.
It is December and the
weather has already brought challenges. The library does follow the
lead of the Chichester Central School concerning whether or not it
will be a delayed opening or a possible closure. We do urge
everyone to use common sense and be safe on the roads during any
The Chichester Police
Association is once again +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
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.
To Chichester Residents:
On the Tuesday evening
before Thanksgiving, as Chairman, I gaveled close the Chichester
Board of Selectmen’s meeting and announced my resignation from the
My wife and I have sold
our house in Chichester and have moved to our new home in Wells,
Maine, just steps from Wells beach and the ocean!
As many of you know this
was a planned move for a long time. Because of our planned move to
Maine, I did not sign up for re-election in 2015, however, I was
re-elected as a write-in candidate even though I was clear to all
that I would not be able to serve out my full term. I was
overwhelmed and humbled by my re-election and the vote of confidence
I received from the community!
For 14 years I served as
your Selectman and during my tenure I have always tried to be
reasonable, impartial, respectful to all, and act in the best
interest of the Town. I always believed that everyone who came to
the Board with an issue or concern should be given the opportunity
to be openly heard and respected. And I always tried to conduct
myself in a fashion which was commensurate with how an elected
official should act and represent the people of Chichester.
Thank you so very much to
all who supported me over the years and in allowing me to represent,
and serve you as your Selectman. I am forever grateful to have been
given such an opportunity and hope that I served you all and the