The menu for the
Chichester Methodist Community Supper on April 13 is Peppersteak and
Oven Browned Potatoes. Supper is served at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall
on Main Street. Meals are free, although donations are accepted and
used to buy supplies for future meals. Come join your friends and
neighbors for good food and fellowship.
Happy Birthday to Angela Millette on April
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol
It is worth a spring trip to The Attic. We have a section of books
on gardening, planting, etc., birds and other animals; and an entire
collection of pottery for planting your favorite spring/summer
flowers (from a friend who cleaned their basement). We also
have a nice selection of video tapes, Disney and others at Two for
25¢! Can’t beat that!
We are on Rte 28 north, near the Chichester/Pittsfield line, across
from Dominick’s. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4;
Sat. 10-4. 247-7191. Oh, Ruthie is back, come say HI!!!
Town Library News
Next week is National Library Week! We’ll be celebrating with
displays and a delicious raffle prize provided Dominick’s Pizza,
Pasta and Things to be awarded at the end of the week. Each
person who comes into the Library will receive one ticket.
(Raffle entries for this group are limited to one/person per day.)
An additional raffle ticket will be given to those who sign up for a
Library card while visiting. Those who “Like” us on FaceBook
during that week will also be eligible for a raffle ticket.
The regularly scheduled story and crafts
time for preschoolers, kindergarteners and their parent/caregiver
will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.
The Book Club will also be meeting tomorrow at noon. Bring
your lunch and enjoy some great conversation on the current book,
Boys in the Boat, and pick up the next pick of Mercy Snow.
The Board of Trustees will be meeting at the Library on Monday,
April 11th at 4 p.m. Residents of Chichester are welcome to
attend. This is an open meeting.
The Adult and Teen Craft Group, meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday,
April 11th, is sponsoring a workshop on how to make soap.
Registration is necessary, since there is a limited number of
openings, and a small fee will be charged to cover the cost of
materials. Call the Library at 798-5613, or e-mail
[email protected] to
register and/or to ask questions.
Save the date of Saturday, April 16th, for
the first used book sale of the calendar year.
Academy Class Of 1986 Hosting 30th Reunion July 2nd
High School Reunion
Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets for the Pembroke Academy Class of
1986 30h High School Reunion are now on sale.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, beginning at
noon at the Phelps residence, 229 Bear Hill Road, Chichester, NH.
Tickets for the pot luck/picnic event are $20 per person, with a
maximum of $40 per family.
For more information or to purchase tickets, e-mail Tammy (Annis)
[email protected] or Darlene Phelps at
Classmates are asked to provide contact information (phone and
email) as well in order to be kept updated on event happenings and
are encouraged to email photos (old and new) to be included in a
Needs also include E-Z Up tents and
cafeteria-style tables for the day.
Alumni are encouraged to sign up as a
member of the Pembroke Academy Class of 1986 Facebook page.
Letter To The
A Radon Reminder
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer
for non-smokers. Most people have heard of radon before. But what do
NH Citizens really know about it? A 2000 NH BRFSS survey found that
only 1/3 of NH adults are aware of the real health risks of radon.
They also surveyed to discover that only about ¼ of the Granite
State residents get their home tested for radon. Tests are the only
way to ensure your home has normal Radon levels.
Radon is a transparent, odorless,
tasteless radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of
minerals like uranium and radium in the soil. Since it is natural,
it is normal for the Class A carcinogen to exist in low quantities.
It can enter the foundation through cracks or holes in concrete
floors, walls, and loose-fitting pipes. In the U.S., the average
level of indoor radon is 1.25 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), but
samples collected in New Hampshire homes from 1988 to 2011 suggest
that half of homes have a concentration of 2.3 pCi/L or higher
(according to a report from NHDPHS in January of this year). The
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that there are
between 5,000 and 30,000 radon-related lung cancer deaths each year.
Of those, there’s estimated to be 100 deaths annually in New
The best way to be preemptive about the
effects of radon is to have tests done. It’s inexpensive and Kansas
State University (KSU) sells them online. Some home improvement
stores sell them as well. Tests are easy and will give you peace of
(Environmental Engineering Student at the
University of New Hampshire)
Professor Carroll Returns For “Backyard Farming” Lecture
Chichester ‘s Garden Club and Agricultural Commission “Backyard
Farming” lecture series features Professor John Carroll on April 20,
2016, 7pm, Chichester Town Library. At the conclusion of the
lecture, copies of Pastures of Plenty and Live Free and Farm will be
on hand to purchase and there will be time for book signing.
Professor Carroll will focus on his most recent book, Live Free and
Farm: Food and Independence in the Granite State. The theme is
local food and farming, including value-added food processing and,
as well, food preparation, all in the context of the energy (oil),
climate change, and economic pressures driving our people, our towns
and cities, today. All will be tied into current events as
they are unfolding in late April.
The prolific author has written more than a dozen books including a
sustainable and ecological farming trilogy: The Wisdom of
Small Farms and Local Food: Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic and
Sustainable Agriculture (UNH Agricultural Experiment Station
Publication #2260); Pastures of Plenty: The Future of Food,
Agriculture and Environmental Conservation in New England (UNH
Agricultural Experiment Station Publication #2340); and The Real
Dirt: Toward Food Sufficiency and Farm Sustainability in New
England, published in Spring, 2010.
“Sustainable agricultural practices in
New England concern us all, from farmers to backyard gardeners to
food consumers,” says Dr. John E. Carroll. “Agriculture in New
England is dying. Quite true. Agriculture in New England
is being born. Equally true. Two different
John E. Carroll, in four decades at UNH, has taught and done
research on national and international environmental policy,
diplomacy, ethics, and values as they pertain to sustainable
agriculture and food systems. A UNH professor since 1974, he
has directed and taught in the university’s undergraduate natural
resources and environmental degree programs for many years, and has
guided numerous graduate degree students (Masters and Ph.D) in
natural resources and environmental research. Carroll holds a
Ph.D in Resource Development from Michigan State University and
lives in Durham, New Hampshire.
The purpose of an agricultural commission is to protect farmland,
support the local agricultural economy, preserve rural character and
promote local agriculture to community members and visitors.
As ambassadors of the farming community, agricultural commissions
act as educators, advisers and promoters to help keep agriculture
viable in New Hampshire. The Chichester Garden Club’s
objective is to encourage more flower and vegetable gardens in
Chichester, promote the love of gardening, civic beautification and
environmental responsibility through education and example.
To RSVP, email [email protected]
or Ann at 603-903-3891.