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Chichester NH News

January 23, 2019

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Please remember-we cannot accept TVs or monitors - someone left a monitor and it now costs $20 at the dump (noone buys them, because they can’t be tested). Please do not leave anything outside the building - lots of plowing and sanding going on this winter.


You might want to get used to bringing a bag. Concord is going to vote on banning plastic bags. No more supermarket bags, etc. We will be giving out the cloth bags we have with a purchase. Save it and use it when you come in. Plastic bags are not banned today, but it is coming. Be prepared.


We received a few winter jackets and we have many hats and scarves.  


345 Suncook ValleyHgwy, Chichester.  Mon 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191  -check facebook for specials.



Chichester Town Library News


Winter may be cold, but the library is heating up with activities!  On Monday, January 28th, there is a basket-making class scheduled and it is almost filled to capacity.  So, if you want to attend, please call in immediately to see if you can be accommodated.  The cost is $7 for materials.  Also, please bring a pencil, clip/clothespin, awl/flathead screwdriver, strong shears and a kitchen towel.  


Last year’s “Souper Welcome” for our Library Director Caroline Pynes was such a hit, the Lovers of the Chichester Library are hosting a similar event this year, aptly named “Winter Warm-up.”  It is just around the corner on Saturday, February 2nd.  Please see the separate article on this for more detail; and, be sure to call library to reserve a spot.


Tuesday, January 29th, is Library “Shelfie” Day--a day to celebrate by being creative.  Take a “Shelfie,” a selfie in the stacks at the Library or with your favorite book and submit your picture to [email protected] to be entered to win a prize.  More information will be on Facebook.  


Wednesday, February 6th is a special class in making valentines.  Elizabeth Marston, library volunteer, will be leading it.  She uses a needle and thread to craft beautiful cards.  Again, there is a limited number of places available, so please call to reserve a space.


We’ll also be resuming our practice of making valentines for veterans.  Materials will be available the week of February 4th-9th for those wanting to participate.  The valentines will then be delivered to the NH Veterans’ Home in Tilton and/or The Liberty House in Manchester for further distribution.


Keep a place marker in your February calendar for Wednesday, the 20th for a wonderful program we are hosting through the cooperation of the Humanities To Go Program.  “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell.”  More information will be forthcoming.


The Knitting Group will be meeting on Wednesday afternoons, at 3:30 p.m.  Bring your new (or old) yarn and start a project in the new year.


Pre-school Story and Crafts group will be meeting on Thursday morning, at 10:45 a.m.


Toddler Time is on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 and continues to grow.  Bring in the little ones and enjoy the time focused solely on them and the library.


The Photo Group will be meeting on Monday, January 28th at 6:30 p.m.

For updates on cancellations and schedules, visit us on FaceBook and “Like” our page.





As many of you know, Chichester is amending its zoning ordinance based on advice from our Town Attorney and updated info from the USDA Soil Conservation Commission. 


Why do we need to change our zoning away from the soils basis? An explanation from their web site states that, “The attribute information is specific for each Soil Survey Area and reflects the most current level of understanding of soil properties and their behavioral characteristics. This data may not agree with previously published soil survey reports that represent historical records of our level of knowledge at the time of publication. Likewise, the attribute data that is provided in these indexes and tables are subject to change as the soil survey program continues to refine our ability to measure and interpret soil physical and chemical properties.”


The soils descriptions that are the basis of our current zoning do not exist anymore. We need a new zoning ordinance that is governed by the residents of Chichester instead of the current level of understanding of soil properties.


Although there are significant changes proposed, there are also several things remaining the same. The proposals continue to meet the Master Plan goals and maintain our rural character. The Commercial/Industrial zone and the Commercial Village zone remain on Routes 4 and 28. The five acre and two acre lots remain and most match the general locations shown on the old soils map, but there are some deviations. 


A new zone, the Town Center zone, is proposed for small mixed use in the Grange and Town Hall area, consistent with the recent Charrette. There are various updates and changes scattered throughout the proposed new zoning ordinance as shown on the marked up copies available on the Chichester web site.  Please vote “Yes” for the proposed Chichester Zoning amendments. 


Richard Moore

Member of the Chichester Planning Board



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Stacy and Jaan Luikmil, Jr. of Chichester, NH are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Jaan Luikmil III to Kerry Ryan, daughter of Mary Ann Fennah of MA and James Ryan of RI. We are also happy to add Kerry’s daughter Kayla to our family. A 2020 wedding is planned.



Winter Warm-Up Event At The Chichester Library


February 2nd may be Groundhog’s Day, when a rodent is supposedly determining whether or not we’ll have six more weeks of winter, but we’re in the throes of cold weather now!  To help ease the pain, the Chichester Library invites all library patrons and Chichester residents to a “Winter Warm-up” at 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 2nd in the Community Room at the Library.  


Bring your favorite soup, chowder and/or comfort food to share with others, as well as a card with the name of the dish and its ingredients.  Bowls, bread/crackers, beverages, napkins and utensils will be provided.  Since space is limited, you are asked to please sign up at the checkout desk or call the Library at 798-5613 to save a spot.  Attendees will vote on their favorite dish, and the winner will have the Soup Night bragging rights for at least a year, along with a “Souper Prize."






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