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Chichester NH News

May 11, 2016

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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

Submitted ByCarol Hendee


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.



Chichester 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 program.


“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 Program (TIP).


• 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 operations.


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 Resolve.


“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 Eng. Co.


“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 very busy.”


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 and appreciation.”


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.



Thank You

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 shine.


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 country.






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