Volunteers are needed to help with Old Home Day on August 20.
Contact Stacie Boyajian at [email protected].
Chichester Grange meets only once during
the month of August. That meeting will be August 17.
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
Mark the date on your calendar, “July Judy” is back and will be
doing Christmas in July on Saturday, July 30th, from 10-2. Elf
Michelle will also assist. There will be “in Store” sales, as well
as the outdoor Christmas tables. 25˘ and 50˘ priced items.
Rain moves everything indoors. Regular store hours We have received
a very large donation of household items and clothing. Do stop in to
see “what’s new.” 345 Suncook Valley Hwy, Chichester.
Mon.8-12. Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat 10-4.
Town Library News
The Library would like to thank everyone who supports the used book
sales. We’re doing well with them, especially considering the
construction challenges, race weekend, etc. We’ve also had
quite a few out-of-towners who have discovered us and made large
purchases. Contributions of books, puzzles, cd’s and dvd’s
would be appreciated to fill in the gaps made by the extensive
The next used book sale is scheduled for August 27th. In
recognition of our local farmers and home gardeners, we are
co-sponsoring a Farmer’s Market with the Grange on the same day as
the sale. It will be held in the Grange Parking lot from 8
a.m. to noon. Only 10 tables can be accommodated, so please
call the Library to reserve a spot, as soon as possible.
Vendors will keep their profits.
Just a heads-up for the Summer Reading Program scheduled for
Saturday, August 13th, at 7:00 p.m. This will be a “Paper
Airplane Tournament,” and our librarian, Lisa, has already been
practicing with a replica of the airplane which has the record for
being thrown the farthest. An interested library patron has
donated a $30 prize for this event. (Thank you from all of
us!) The Down Cellar Poets is scheduled to meet on Monday, August
1st, at 7 p.m.
The Book Club will be meeting at noon on
The August Memory Café will be held on
Friday, the 12th, at 2 p.m. at the Chichester Historical Society, 49
Frederick E. Estes, Jr. (Fred), 70, a
longtime resident of Chichester, passed away peacefully at Epsom
Health Care in Epsom, NH on June 29, 2016.
Fred was born in Portsmouth, NH on
November 13, 1945 and grew up in Portsmouth, Dover and Northwood. He
entered the U.S. Army in 1963 and served at Fort Dix, New Jersey
during the Vietnam War.
He worked at Rumford Press in Concord for
many years as a pressman and also worked in the office. He later
worked as a school bus driver for Concord School District and for
H.A. Marston, Inc. in Pittsfield.
Fred enjoyed gardening and puttering
around outside. He loved having coffee and donuts and “shooting the
bull” with the “townies” at the corner store, and with his
co-workers at the bus companies. He loved meandering drives along
country roads, documentaries and movies on historical wars and
battles, and animal stories.
Fred could come out with the darnedest
things and funniest remarks! He will be remembered for his dry wit
and making people laugh, his love of nature animals and birds, and
for helping small animals.
Fred is survived by his wife of 27 years,
Sandra (Graves) Estes of Chichester, his daughters, Leah Estes of
Chichester, and Laurelyn Estes of Chichester; stepchildren; a
sister-in-law, Anne (Graves) Valence of Pittsfield; a
brother-in-law, Jacques Valence of Pittsfield; his mother-in-law,
Janet Graves of Loudon; a niece and nephews. He is predeceased by
his sister Joan (Estes) Fairbanks of Salem.
A memorial service with full Military
Honors was held at the NH Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, NH on
Saturday, July 16, 2016.
The Cremation Society on NH is assisting
the family with arrangements.