Chichester Old Home Day
will be holding a meeting at the Carpenter Park pavilion on
5/12/2016 at 6:30 PM for those interested in helping with a
potential 2016 event.
Lasagna will be served at the May 11
Community Supper at the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall at 6
p.m. Come and enjoy a meal with your friends and neighbors. The
suppers are free, although donations are accepted and used to pay
expenses of future suppers.
Happy Birthday to Carter Pillsbury and
Todd Hammond on May 13.
Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday,
May 18, upstairs in the Grange Hall at 7 p.m. Carolee Davison will
present the program and Fred Carlson will provide refreshments.
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
We have two Beanie Babies that might be of
interest to baseball collectors, Mark McGuire & Ken Griffey, Jr.
Saw an interesting article in the Boston Globe, Redux, Reuse,
Recycle, people are using all kinds of old stuff to make tables and
lamps (a table made from a chicken coup was most interesting).
The article is at The Attic if you want to read it.
Need a favor. Cigarette butts appear in front of the store. It is
littering and we have to sweep them away. Please keep the
butts in your own vehicle. Thank you.
Lots of shorts and tees are out! We are on Rte 28 north,
Chichester, across from Dominick’s. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs.
8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Town Library News
The Knitting Circle meets every Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
This is a great time to learn how to knit, to finish a project that
has been started and/or to gain additional skills.
Preschool/Kindergarten Story & Craft Hour is scheduled for tomorrow
at 10:30 a.m.
Come in and pick up a copy of Candy Bombers, the Book Club’s choice
of reading for the month of May. They meet the first
Thursday of the month at noon and welcome new members.
This month’s Memory Café will be held at the Epsom Library on
Friday, May 13th at 2 p.m. This is an activity specifically
designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caretakers.
Lovers of the Chichester Library meet
Monday, May 16th, at 7 p.m. at the Library.
The Authors’ Night, scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th, will be held
at the Grange at 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet
with local authors who will share their stories, including what they
experienced when writing and publishing their respective works.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Plant and Used Book Sale
on Saturday, May 21st. This is a major event for the Library.
Kids That C.A.R.E. Rescuing America’s Mustangs
By Teresa Mills Gladstone, Volunteer at
From being just numbered Mustangs to
belonging to their own young ladies
The black 2 year old filly is now Cricket
with Youth trainer Rachael Ward
The white faced blue Roan baby boy is now
Coal with Youth trainer Tianna Evans
Making great leaps and bounds in gaining
trust and advancing in their handling/training at Live and Let Live
Farm’s Rescue. The training competition will be held in Mass. the
weekend of August 6, 2016.
Youth Mustang Challenge comes to Live and
Let Live Farm ‘s Rescue with 2 Wonderful young ladies/kids that
C.A.R.E. Tianna Evans and Rachel Ward and they are making HUGE
strides with their 2 year old BLM mustang babies.
I am very proud and excited for two young
ladies at the LLLF rescue who I’ve watched grow into, not only young
ladies from fresh faced little girls but, into kind, sensitive,
horse women. They have been selected to participate in an exciting
“The desire to adopt a Mustang is growing
thanks in part to the mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation to
increase the adoption of Bureau of Land Management-housed American
Mustangs through innovative gentling competitions and awareness
programs. Currently, the Mustang Heritage Foundation offers
potential adopters two ways to adopt and gentle Mustangs – the
Extreme Mustang Makeover Events and the Trainer Incentive Program.
The Youth & Mustang Challenge (YAM), this
is a segment of the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive
• YAM events are held regionally and are
hosted and managed by approved TIP trainers.
Youth involved in these events gentle and
train a 12-24-month-old Mustang to prepare for a competition and in
100 days get to share their accomplishments with their horse
partners, to win prizes and awards.”
Stay tuned to watch the girls and their
two year olds progress in their journey.
Chichester Soldier “Heather Evans” Returns
Home After Nearly A Year Of Deployment Overseas
Our soldier “Volunteer, Aunty Heather Evans of Chichester, NH
is home from deployment” first stop on the way home, swing by Live
and Let Live Farm’s rescue and climb up on a rescued horse... “ An
American Mustang horse, thanks Princeton”.
The 716th Engineer Company, a U.S. Army
Reserve unit headquartered in Somersworth, New Hampshire, with a
detachment in Attleboro, Massachusetts, returned stateside April 18
after completing a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of
The vertical engineers completed a variety
of missions in Kuwait, Jordan and throughout Iraq for coalition
forces while in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent
“We stood up fire bases. We did force
protections.We built fighting and guard positions, set up power
distribution and water distribution,” said 1st Lt. Eric Rueda,
commander, 716th Eng. Co. “We also built operations centers for the
82nd Airborne and the 10th Mountain Division. We touched just about
everything all over Iraq.”
The abilities of the unit were apparent in
the variety of missions, of different size and scope, which were
completed during this deployment.
“We had anywhere from a four man team go
on missions to build something for coalition forces, all the way up
to 30-40 man platoon size elements that went out to build larger
structures,” said 1st Lt. Kyle Bitterman, executive officer, 716th
“After arriving in Kuwait, we started
splitting up, going to the four separate winds and we weren’t whole
until a month prior to the end of the deployment,” Bitterman said.
“We had to track our people from a distance.”
The ability of the Soldiers taking on
missions throughout a vast area, spread out throughout the duration
of the deployment was a source of pride for the 716th Eng. Co.
“The disciplined hard work of my Soldiers
is what I am most proud of,” Rueda said. “They kept their head in
the game, they worked hard, they didn’t get into trouble and they
did a great job without really any oversight.”
After completing his first deployment with
the Army, Sgt. Travis McCalla, senior mechanic in the maintenance
section, took pride in his sections overall support of not only the
716th Eng. Co., but other units as well.
“I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit in,
but it turned out that we were valuable to the company by up keeping
equipment that was needed,” McCalla said. “Our guys also worked on
equipment for other units in Kuwait. Some of us were tasked as a
welding section to help repair whatever needed on Camp Arifjan. And
then they broke us up to go on different mission in Iraq. We were
Bitterman was most proud of the quality of
the projects completed.
“The Soldiers of the 716th performed
admirably the engineering missions that they were tasked were
completed above and beyond standard,” Bitterman said. “We had some
of the best finished products we received numerous accolades, thanks
The unit will complete the demobilization
process with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and
Security before returning to their homes across the Northeast.
“After a year of a lot of hard work, the
Soldiers are ready to be back with their families and looking
forward to be back in New England,” Rueda said.
The Chichester Central School Drama Club was recently the recipient
of a generous donation of $1000 from an anonymous donor. Thank
you very much for this donation as it will help offset future
upgrades to Drama Club equipment and production costs. This
donation will go a long way to helping our Chichester students
New Book Suggestions For The Gardening
Season With the Chichester Library Plant Sale coming up on May 21st
from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., the Library has purchased a couple of books for
your reading and gardening consideration.
Although recent rains have brought the area close to the average
precipitation for the year, we had been facing the possibility of a
mild drought, as we have in the recent past. The Water-Saving
Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water, by Pam
Penick, addresses many of the concerns related to water usage in our
gardens. The book introduces us to a variety of techniques to
employ, such as the use of native and drought-tolerant plants, to
rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, etc., resulting in
beautiful and inviting outdoor spaces that use less water.
Another new and interesting garden book available at the Library is
Straw Bale Gardens, by Joel Karsten. It is another way to
approach gardening, especially if the soil is not the greatest.
It is considered to be another type of container gardening, where
the containers are actually the bales of straw. As the straw
inside the bale begins to decay, the straw becomes “conditioned”
compost that creates an exceptional plant-rooting environment.
This gardening technique is purported to work well anywhere in the