Start your New Year off right! The Chichester Methodist Church
is going to continue their Community Suppers. The January 13th
supper is Chicken and Beef Pot Pies and the January 27th supper will
be Baked Chicken and Noodles. Come join us at the Methodist
Church Parish Hall at 6:00 for great food and company.
Happy Birthday to David Hammond on January
13, Carolee Davison on January 15, and Kelly Brudniak on January 19.
Congratulations to Mackenzie Poirier, of
Chichester, who has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015
semester at the University of Vermont. Poirier is a Class of 2017
Mechanical Engineering major in the College of Engineering &
To be named to the dean’s list, students
must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top
20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol
A very big Thank You goes to a wonderful patron who made fleece hats
for the Attic to distribute. They are soft, warm, and just
wonderful. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.
Did you know we have “a box of wood?” We save odd pieces of
wood for your craft purposes, it is below the ladies skirts.
We have a few “funny old things” for you
to see: old radio (doesn’t work, but a reminder of the past and how
1/2 off all sweaters through next
Wednesday. Games and puzzles 25¢ each.
We are at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy,
Chichester. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.
Town Library News
Tomorrow, the Pre-school Story and Craft Hour will resume for 2016.
It starts at 10:30 in the morning and has received rave reviews from
Join us at the Library for the classic movie, “It Happened One
Night,” to be shown this Friday, January 15th, at 2 p.m. at the
Library. This romantic comedy features Claudette Colbert as a
pampered socialite who tries to get out from under her father’s
thumb, and falls in love with Clark Gable, a roguish reporter.
This movie was the first film to win all five major Academy Awards
and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film
Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally,
historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The volunteer arm of the Library, the
Lovers of the Chichester Library, are scheduled to meet on Monday,
January 18th, at 7 p.m.
The sock-knitting class is being held this afternoon (Wednesday) at
the Library at 3:30 p.m. Bring the pattern you want to use and
bring your own sock yarn and needles. It is suggested that the
needles be one size smaller than what the pattern says.
We’re hoping to see everyone at the January 23rd contra dance—really
an old fashioned New Hampshire Dance—at the Grange starting at 7
p.m. You’re encouraged to wear plaid in honor of the famous
Scot poet, Robert Burns. Please see separate
article for further information.
In recognition of the fact that we have a relatively large aging
population in both Chichester and Epsom, the respective libraries
are hoping to co-sponsor an Alzheimer’s Café in the future. In
light of this joint venture, and with concern about those who are
caregivers, the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association will be
presenting a program on “Managing Caregivers’ Stress” on Jan
28th at the Epsom Library. Please call for more details.
New Hampshire Barn Dance At The Chichester Grange
The Chichester Library is honored to
present Dudley Laufman for a good, old-fashioned New Hampshire Barn
Dance (also known as a contra dance) on Saturday, January 23rd at 7
p.m. at the Grange Hall, 54 Main Street, in Chichester.
Dudley, of Canterbury, was named a National Heritage Fellow in 2009.
This is the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
Involved in the contra dance and barn dance community in New
Hampshire for over 65 years, we couldn’t have a better caller and
musician for this special evening. We are assured that no
experience is necessary as he and his accompanying musicians guide
us through the elements of the dance(s).
It is Dudley’s wish to honor the famous Scot poet and lyricist,
Robert Burns, whose birthday is on January 25th. To continue
with that theme, participants are encouraged to wear something of
Scottish origin or tribute, such as a plaid or tartan. (Could
we dare hope for a kilt?) Refreshments will also be served and
may include an additional tribute to the Scottish theme. (If
not haggis, perhaps shortbread. Maybe both?) Donations
to help defray Dudley’s costs will be accepted.
Dudley, who will call and play the fiddle, will be accompanied by
his partner, Jacqueline Laufman, who will also be playing the
fiddle, and Silva Miskoe, who will accompany on the accordion.
Refreshments will be served and donations accepted.
Shawn Middleton Comes To Circle Child Care
The holidays were greatly enriched when Shawn Middleton, storyteller
extraordinaire, visited at the Epsom day care center. It takes
a special something to engage a group of toddlers. Shawn uses
sound effects, gesture and facial expression, sign language and
movement and mime. It was a treat to see even the quietest of
children joining in and expressing themselves. The
preschoolers were all ready for our guest and were treated to a
grand performance that again got everyone involved.