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Chichester NH News

September 28, 2016

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Meatloaf is on the menu for the Community Supper at the Chichester United Methodist Church Parish Hall on September 28, at 6 p.m. These suppers are free to anyone in the community who wishes to attend, although donations are gratefully accepted and used for future suppers. Come and enjoy a tasty meal with your neighbors and friends.



The Chichester Youth Association will be holding the 15th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday October 1st, 2016 at Beaver Meadow Golf Club in Concord. We are looking for golfers (teams of 4) to participate. Lunch will be served. Please visit our website at for our registration form located under Fundraising. If your business would like to sponsor or donate raffle items, please see our sponsorship form on our website located under Fundraising. Please respond to Jen at [email protected] or 603-491-1006.



Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, October 5, upstairs in the Grange Hall.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


The Attic can use a few donations of bubble wrap, men’s jeans, men’s winter shirts (flannel is a huge favorite), and men’s shoes and work boots.


We thank the sender of another “thank you” note for a backpack.  Kids do show appreciation!


Fall decorations are out. Sweaters have made an appearance as well as light jackets.  Look for the 25¢ Tub, all clearance items will be just 25¢ in that container.


We are located on Rte. 28 North, next to Parker’s Restaurant.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Public Library News


Ahh, Fall is upon us!  The leaves are turning and there is a crispness in the air.  The month of ghosts and goblins is right around the corner and then the serious holidays of the colder season are already upon us.  This is a great time to think about holiday crafts and indoor activities.  The Chichester Library and the “Down Under Book Store” are great resources for stories and books about the holidays and related crafts and cookery.  In addition, we have the Knitters’ Group each Wednesday afternoon, and often a crafts group project or two to help you out.  Stay tuned, as things develop.


Pre-School and Kindergarten Story and Craft Hour has started and will be held tomorrow, September 29th, at 10:30 a.m.  It’s a fun time for all involved.


October is shaping up to be a busy month.  In addition to the upcoming monthly activities of the Down Cellar Poets meeting on Monday, October 3rd at 7 p.m. and the Book Club on Thursday, October 6th at noon, the October Book Sale will be Saturday, October 15th from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Mysteries and Halloween will be featured, with some tantalizing previews of what will be front and center for a newly scheduled November sale.  Later that day, the documentary “Pieces of the Past” will be presented by the Teen Advisory at the Grange Hall at 7 p.m.  Mark your calendars, now!


The “Little Book Houses” are being used, especially at Carpenter Park where families have been spotted reading together.  What a joy!  Sponsored by the library and the volunteers, this community effort is for everyone’s enjoyment and benefit.  “Take a Book, Share a Book” is the motto of the national movement.



Local Company Innovates A Nifty Tool For Essential Oil Lovers


Local Chichester, NH company Instant Essentials have innovated a special ‘master key’ to help people get the lids off their essential oils bottles. The Instant Essentials Master Key is the perfect little aid to help pry off the orifice reducer insert and press on roller bottle caps onto essential oil bottles.


According to the Instant Essentials team, people use their teeth, knives, fingernails, or other unwieldy tools to remove roller bottle or reducer caps, which is very dangerous. They innovated the handy little tool to prevent people from hurting themselves when creating their own oil blends.


The Instant Essentials Master Key is made from high quality ‘Kirsite’ metal.  Kirsite is an alloy containing zinc, aluminum and copper - lightweight and very strong.


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Paul E. Ordway

CHICHESTER-Paul E. Ordway, 88, passed away Friday morning September 16, 2016 at the Harris Hill Center in Concord, NH after an extended period of declining health.  He was born at Concord Hospital on October 24, 1927, the eldest of five sons with Mary Frances (Kelley) Ordway as his mother and Dean Everett Ordway for his dad.  He was a lifelong resident of Chichester.


He attended Chichester grade schools and then Pembroke Academy, graduating in the Class of 1946.  He went on to study at Concord Commercial College in Concord, NH.  He then started his life’s career at Concord National Bank rising from messenger boy to Senior Vice President.  He was in charge of commercial mortgages for the bank and worked there for 38 years. 


During his earlier lifetime Paul traveled extensively throughout Europe.


He enjoyed many special fishing trips, catching the big ones and not letting many get away, in the Northwest Territories, Alaska, Labrador and the Canadian Eastern Provinces.  And of course coming home with even bigger fish tales!  But few fishermen could boast more than his biggest catch of a lifetime, a 26 lb. Atlantic salmon. He took his brothers along sometimes also.


For many years he enjoyed his summer months living at his camp in Gilmanton Ironworks on the shores of Crystal Lake and commuting to Concord to work in the mornings.  Paul and his brothers built the camp themselves in 1967-1969. Many family holiday outings were enjoyed there also.


Although he had limited physical abilities for most of his life he stayed strong and endured much.  He gardened for years and maintained an orchard with apples, pears and plums there at his residence in Chichester.   


He always enjoyed the companionship of his special dogs, Tootsie, Beulah, Misty and Peanuts.


He was involved with many organizations including the Masons where he was the Treasurer for 20 years; a Shriners member; a Lions Club member in Concord; Centennial Home of Concord Treasurer; Blue Cross – serving on the Board of Directors; NH Association for the Blind served as Treasurer and was on the Board of Directors; Chichester Telephone Company served as Vice President for many years (now TDS); Chichester Historical Society and Chichester Grange, often times holding offices. He served on various boards at New England College in Henniker, NH; New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH; and last, but not least, at home, he was always known to his family as demanding respect for being “the Chairman of the Board” even though it was not always accepted favorably by his mother!


Paul was predeceased by his mother in 2006; his father in 1953; brother, Dana Sr. in 2010; little brothers, Harry in 1931 and Floyd in 1937.


His family members include his youngest brother, Gary Ordway and wife Judy of Poland, ME; sister in law, Carol Ordway of Chichester; nieces, Donna Corney and husband, Dana, Cathy O’Mara and husband, Travis, Heidi Hutchins and husband, Corey, Cindy Kearney and husband, Bub; nephew, Dana Ordway, Jr; great-nieces, Caity and Cassie Kearney, Rose Corney, Allison and Margaret Ordway; great nephews, Chase and Cole Hutchins, Pat, Tyler and Trevor O’Mara, Joe Corney and Jon Ordway; a special lifetime friend, Herb Rothwell of Largo, FL who enjoyed annual summer visits to NH and to that Ordway camp in Gilmanton Ironworks. Other special friends include Tim and Joan Young of Pittsfield, NH.


Per Paul’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. 


If one wishes to donate, it should be to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301, who helped Paul live at home by himself.


We would like to especially thank the 3rd floor staff at Harris Hill Center on Maitland Ave. for treating Paul so kindly during his stay there.


Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord.


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