Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
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.
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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
to be entered to win a prize. More information will be on
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
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
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
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
Why do we need to change
our zoning away from the soils basis? An explanation from their web
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
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
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.
Member of the Chichester
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