Chichester Youth Association is accepting 2016 Baseball, Softball,
and T-Ball registrations now through March 6th. If the registration
is received between March 7th and March 20th, a $10 late fee will
required. No registrations will be accepted after March 20th. Please
www.chichesteryouth.com for the form and more information about
our program. Please mail form and payment to: Chichester Youth
Association, P.O. Box 394, Epsom, NH 03234.
Come to the Community Supper on February
24 at the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall on Main Street and
enjoy beef pot roast. These suppers are free, but donations are
gratefully accepted and used to buy food for future meals. Come join
your friends and neighbors for food and fellowship.
Chichester Grange will meet on March 2 at
7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange Hall. Alice Hilliard has the program
and Linda Booth has refreshments.
Chichester Central School Kindergarten/New
Kindergarten/New Grade 1 registration will begin on March 1st and
run until April 22nd. Parents/Guardians must stop by
Chichester Central School to pick up a registration packet and will
need to return the completed package in person to school by April
The age requirements for entry is age 5 (kindergarten) and age 6
(grade 1) by September 30. School hours for registration pick
up and drop off are between 7:30-3:15, Monday-Friday.
Please call Mrs. Plunkett, School
Secretary @ 798-5651 for more information.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Please remember, our “everything” 1/2 price sale is the last
Thursday of the month, which happens to be tomorrow! Please
have small bills/change, if possible.
St. Patrick’s Day merchandise is out. Even some Easter Bunny
beanies have made their way to the shelves. Last chance for
1/2 off winter jackets, snow pants, and vests. We need to make
room for spring jackets & tops. Great toys and books also
We are on Rte 28 North, Chichester. Mon. 8-12 (by the way,
Ruthie is doing well and as soon as the knee heals, she will be
back.) Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library News
The pre-school and kindergarteners will
meet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. for story and craft hour.
The Photography Group is scheduled to meet
on Monday, February 29th at 7 p.m.
The Library has purchased two Fun Pass books with multiple purposes.
First, it supports the fundraising activity of the Chichester
Central School sixth grade for an educational activity in the
summer. Secondly, residents can avail themselves of the
savings offered through the use of the Fun Pass at over 100 New
England attractions. The books should be available by March
1st. Come into the Library and see a staff member to access
the page(s) for the activity you and the family would like to do.
There are savings from ski restorts to historical sites, from whale
watches/cruises to theme and water parks, from ski resorts and other
recreational activities to museums, etc.
Please remember that the Library acts as a donation site for the
Town’s Food Pantry. Your consideration is always appreciated.
2016 “Backyard Farming” Lecture Set
As part of the continuing “Backyard Farming” education program, the
Chichester Garden Club (CGC) and Chichester Agricultural Commission
(AgCom) will present info-workshops “Starting Seeds” by Master
Gardener Ann Lacroix on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7pm,
Chichester Town Library, 161 Main Street.
Master Gardener Ann Lacroix will talk
about what to plant and when, seed and potting soil choices, various
starter pots and trays, heat mats and lamps and the progression of
caring for your seeds until it’s time for hardening off and
transplanting your little gems into their new home gardens.
Master Gardener Ann Lacroix grew up surrounded by cow fields in the
1950’s in Connecticut. Living on a dead end road boarding
hundreds of acres, she grew up playing and enjoying the woods.
Ann’s parents were outdoor enthusiasts, always heading into the
wilds to canoe, camp and fish. The family had Springer
spaniels used for hunting pheasant, woodcock and duck. It was
a wild time then; people today have a hard time finding remote
places to enjoy nature and feel comfortable in the woods.
Long-time teacher and Speakers Bureau volunteer, Lacroix states, “I
brought my students every opportunity I could to teach them
appreciation for nature. So it was natural to embrace organic
gardening methods from my background.”
Both the Chichester Garden Club and AgCom promote gardening and
farming through education have partnered to create this Backyard
Farming series of info-workshops, a series with something for
everyone - whether you are a first-timer, amateur or veteran
To join the Garden Club, please contact
or Ann Davis 603-903-3891; meetings are held at 7pm, Town Library,
the fourth Wednesday of the month, January through October.
The AgCom meets the third Wednesday of the month, 7pm, Town Library;
all are welcome.
Letter To The Editor
Chichester Tax Payers: Part #1
A government (Federal, State and Local)
which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public
necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but
an instrument of tyranny. It condemns the citizen to servitude.
“President Calvin Coolidge”
The main function of government is
to protect the individual’s right of wealth, property, liberty,
freedom and the pursuit of happiness and this pertains to local
government and they are public servants not masters and we are a
Constitutional Republic with individual rights, not a democracy
where mob or factions rule over the minority and it seems our
servants in the town and school have forgotten this or disregard
this little fact as they look upon the taxpayers as a pool to loot
and pillage from for their own self-serving whims. Have we forgotten
our founding of America and the tyranny of taxation with no
representation that our founding fathers fought back in 1776.
If the Tax Payers of
Chichester are sick of selectmen that tell us we are too ignorant to
vote for the Road Agent even though we also vote for Selectmen and
we have a school board member that says, the Taxpayers’ spoils
(wealth &property)are hers to spend as she feels fit because she won
the election; The tax payers need to stand up to the gated school
board and town meeting and vote in SB2 so all voters have a say on
election day to the school and town budgets without fear of
intimidation or a locked gate to limit public parking or even the
union control and special interest control of the meetings and
Mr. Carl Dow
Lewis B. Marston
Chichester - Lewis B. Marston, age 78 of
Suncook Valley Highway passed away on Friday February 12, 2016 at
his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Pittsfield, NH the son of the late Gilbert and Ellen
(Zinn) Marston. He was a graduate of Concord High School class
Lewis was a veteran of the US Naval
Airforce serving during the Korean War.
He worked as a Metallurgist at Northeast
Metals Technologies in MA for many years until September.
He was an avid hunter and sportsman, as well as a scorer for the
Boone and Crockett Club. He was a Sargent for the Loudon
Police department in the early 1970’s.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years,
Margaret L. (Austin) Marston; his daughter, Robin Hisrch and her
husband, Charles of Virginia Beach, VA; his sons, Daryl Marston of
Lee, ME, Bryan Marston and his wife Laura of Chesapeake Bay, VA,
Scott Marston and his wife Lori of Chichester, Gary Marston and his
wife Brenda of Epsom; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren;
his sister Dede Hammond of Zephyr Hills FL; and his brother Lenard
Marston of Concord.
He was predeceased by his sister Paula
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 16 in the chapel of
the Waters Funeral Home. Rev. James Young officiated.
Burial will be at a later date in the Pine
Ground Cemetery in Chichester.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made
in his memory to the CRVNA Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury Street,
Concord, NH 03301.