BCEP is seeking Community
Service volunteers on Saturdays to assist patrons with their
Please contact Lisa at
435-6237 if you would like to help out.
Area Democrats Meeting Tonight
Chichester and Pembroke
Democrats will be meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Pembroke Town Hall
for the purpose of electing officers and delegates to represent each
town at the upcoming Democratic State Convention. All
registered Chichester Democrats are welcome and encouraged to
attend! For further information, call Sally Kelly at 724-1862
or email at [email protected].
Happy Birthday to Heather
Duford and to Kendra Jarvis on February 16.
Have you sent in your
sign-up form for CYA Baseball or Softball (T-Ball, Rookies, Minors,
Majors)? They are due on February 22. A late fee will be charged
from February 23 to March 1. For further information contact
Steve Burris: [email protected] for
Baseball or Clark Thorne: [email protected] for
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Valentines Day is
Thursday, February14th-stop in and pickup a “little something” for a
sweetheart. A nice mug filled with candy is always welcome, along
with a cute “stuffie.” Then out comes St. Patrick’s Day goodies! We
have quite an assortment to choose from. Also, look for Dr. Seuss
merchandise! We have “free” beads to give away for Mardi
Gras---find us at: 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Rte 28 Chichester.
Mon 8-12’ Tues & Thurs 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191
Chichester Town Library News
We had a great turnout
for the Winter Warm-up recently held at the library.
Congratulations to Barbara Eggers, who won the prize for best soup,
stew, chowder or comfort food. Her chicken chili was great!
Thanks to all who participated. It was a lot of fun.
Also, thanks to all who
came in and made valentines for our veterans. They are always
received with great appreciation.
Have you been to the
library recently to see the art work from our artists at the
Chichester Central School? The display will be up during the
month of February and into March. There will also be a
reception for our young artists on the morning of Saturday, March
The Book Club will be
meeting Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. This month’s book choice
is Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland.
Random Acts of Kindness
Day is this Sunday, February 17th. Many have taken that
thought and elongated the observance to a week. And, when
doing an internet search, there are even Random Acts of Kindness
calendars, to spread the spirit throughout the year. Kindness
doesn’t have to cost a thing.
Please see the separate
article on the program “New England Quilts and the Stories They
Tell.” This is scheduled for the Grange, 54 Main Street, on
Wednesday, February 20th at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be
Dear Chichester Citizens:
I am finishing up my
first term as Selectman and I am running for re-election. One
of my goals as a Selectman was to get to know as many citizens as
possible. I’ve always enjoyed attending the many events and
programs the town has sponsored.
A number of these events,
like Old Home Day, Trunk or Treat, and the Haunted Walk were
organized and staffed by local volunteers. I’ve attended music
concerts; theater programs; and lectures, sponsored by the Library,
and a trails maintenance workshop sponsored by the Conservation
My core philosophy is
government should work for the people, and by attending these events
I am able to interact and see the needs of many of our citizens, not
just a select few. I try to show people who I am and let them know
they have a voice. I encourage people to attend Selectman meetings
and bring up any issue that they feel is important. I want to hear
what I’m doing wrong so I can make corrections and fix problems that
I do my best to treat
everyone equally and I work hard to listen to all the facts before
forming any kind of opinion on town issues. Many times my position
has changed after hearing contrary opinions that would be in the
best interest of the town.
My last three years have
been a truly enjoyable experience. I have experienced first-hand how
our town does so much with so few people. One of my goals, if
re-elected, is to increase volunteerism, which will keep the town
moving forward in a positive direction. I ask that you please
consider voting to re-elect me to the position of Selectman.
The Citizens Of Chichester
On February 4, 2019 the
Chichester Planning Board held the second public hearing regarding
the proposed new zoning ordinances. The proposed ordinances will be
voted on by ballot on March 12, 2019. The board wishes to thank all
of those who attended.
At this meeting there
were a number of excellent questions raised and hopefully the board
was successful in addressing everyone’s concerns.
I would like to take this
opportunity to address one of those concerns, so that the community
as a whole will better understand the proposed changes.
As stated in the past,
the reason for the new proposed ordinance is because the present
soil based zoning district map is obsolete. That is why the
board is proposing a new zoning district map where the different
districts will fall (for the most part) along present property
boundaries. In creating the new map that identifies the new
boundaries, the map no longer shows wetlands and steeplands.
The reason for this is the old map was just a very broad view of
where the wetlands and steeplands were located, but was not very
accurate. The protection of the town wetlands and steeplands
is still in the town zoning ordinance. The new proposed zoning
will not change that. In the past when a proposal for a subdivision
or any commercial development was presented to the board, the
wetlands and steeplands were always identified on the plan. Going
forward this does not change. All the protections that the town has
presently will continue.
I hope this further
clarifies the continued protection of the town’s wetlands and
The board hopes you will
support the proposed ordinance.
If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to call the planning office or one
of the members of the planning board.
Chichester Planning Board
Hope In Christ (Chichester Congregational Church) Welcomes New
Pastor To Chichester
Reverend Steve Kasanovich has just been called to serve at
Hope in Christ Church, 153 Main Street. His first worship service
was on December 9, 2018.
Pastor Steve, a licensed
and ordained CCCC (Conservative Congregational Christian Conference)
Minister, had previously served as a pastor at Mayflower Church in
Kingston, Massachusetts. He’s been married to his wife Shirley, who
works at the Chichester Central School, for over 30 yrs, and has
three children, ranging in age from 20-29 yrs of age.
Pastor Steve enjoys
building and racing hot rods, hunting, and fly fishing in his spare
time. “I look forward to being an integral part of the Chichester
community as Hope in Christ Church actively seeks to meet local
needs, provide beneficial environments for families, and to sharing
God’s love and grace with those who do not know Christ,” says Rev.
Their regular, weekly,
Sunday Services are held at 10:00 a.m. More information is available
on their website at http://hicnh.com.
Hope in Christ Church has been a part of the town since 1791. The
old church (Chichester Congregational) stands as a beacon
overlooking Chichester, and like the town, has a rich history. The
church office, including the pastor’s, is still located in the
historic front building. However, they outgrew the old church a
while back, and now meet in the new Worship Center located directly
behind the church for Sunday services and other various functions.
It is a modern building complete with conference rooms, classrooms
for the children, kitchen, lobby, and worship hall. It’s a safe,
comfortable space designed for friendship, fellowship and worship.
Many fine dinners and pot-lucks have happened in both buildings.
Hope in Christ Church and
Pastor Steve invite you to join them! Feel free to reach out to the
church or directly to Pastor Steve with questions anytime.
New England Quilts And
The Stories They Tell
In cooperation with New
Hampshire Humanities on the Go, the Chichester Library is bringing
the program about New England Quilts to the Grange on Wednesday,
February 20th, at 6 p.m. Quilting has seen a revival, of sorts
in the past years; and, interest in this art/craft continues to
Quilts often tell
heartwarming stories of service and/or tradition, many of which have
been passed down through generations. However, some quilt
history also is handed down with myths and misinformation.
Many think of quilts as belonging particularly to Americana, but
that actually isn’t the case.
Pam Weeks, an expert in
quilts and a resident of New Hampshire, will be the presenter.
She is the co-author of Civil War Quilts, published in 2012 and is
also the Binney Family Curator at the New England Quilt Museum in
Lowell, Massachusetts. Ms. Weeks will weave world history,
women’s history, industrial history and wonderful stories into her
presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for
identification and/or story sharing.
This program is at no
cost to the public. Refreshments will be available.
Edwin Newell Sanborn, 3rd
Edwin Newell Sanborn 3rd,
affectionately known as “Ted,” beloved husband, father, grandfather,
great grandfather and friend passed peacefully on February 1st,
He was born on April
8th,1934 in Concord, NH, the only child of Genevieve ( Kelley ) and
Edwin N. Sanborn, Jr.
He leaves his cherished
wife Virginia “Ginger” ( Beck) Sanborn of 64 years.Ted and his wife
Ginger resided at their beloved home in Chichester for 60 years, and
spent the past 23 winters at their home in Bay Indies Resort,
Venice, Florida where he served as President of the New England
Club, enjoying his many friends and activities in the area. For
twenty-five years the family enjoyed summers in their cottage on
Suncook Lake, Barnstead, NH, boating, swimming and entertaining and
enjoyed their cabin for hunting, fishing and snowmobiling in Dixie’s
Ted was a proud, long
standing member of the Grand Lodge of NH, F&AM as a Master Mason in
good standing of Blazing Star Eureka Lodge No. 11, Concord, NH, and
a revered 50 year member of the Bektash Shriners of Concord, NH. He
served as an active member of many Concord community and New
Hampshire boards and associations.
Ted graduated from
Concord High School in 1953, attended The Tilton School in Tilton,
NH and he continued his education in banking and finance for the
next 30 years.
In 1960 Ted became
affiliated with the Indian Head Bank in Nashua, NH. He then
transferred as Vice President to the branch in Exeter, NH. In 1972,
he was instrumental with the opening of Indian Head Bank in Concord,
NH. In 1986 the bank was acquired by Fleet Bank, then Bank of
America, from which he retired in1990.
After his retirement from
banking,Ted realized a passion for antique and classic cars,
acquiring many over the years. He was a member of the Antique
Automobile Club of America, Venice Florida Region AACA, Granite
Region NH AACA, Packard Club of America, the Mercedes Benz Club of
America, Maine Obsolete Automobile League, past president of the
Profile Automobile League. He enjoyed touring and the camaraderie of
many antique and classic automobile devotees.
He dearly loved his three
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter, Virginia
Robin Sanborn Carter, of Allenstown, NH, her children, Elisabeth
Camilla Sanborn Moody, Courtney Heather Sanborn Moody, Taylor Logan
Sanborn Bonner; daughter, Sarah Anne Perry of Chichester, NH, her
sons Joshua Ian Bourdeau, Tyler Andrew Shaw; and son, Timothy Edwin
Sanborn of Rye, NH, his sons Timothy Edwin Beck Sanborn, Michael
Edwin Ryan Sanborn. He also leaves three great grandchildren,
Mercedes Alexis Majestro, Mathias Alexander Libby, Aaron Marcus
He was predeceased by his
grandson, Alexander Brooks Sanborn Moody in 1999.
To share a memory, please
send contributions to the Shriner’s Hospital, 51 Blossom Street,
Boston, MA 02114 or the charity of your choice.
Edith May (Ott) Bailat
Edith May (Ott) Bailat,
85 years old, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2019 in Bedford,
Edith was born May 18,
1933 in Flatbush, NY to Irving and Edith (Estabrook) Ott. Edith
earned high honors in first grade and skipped one year of grade
school. She graduated in January 1951 from Midwood High School in
Brooklyn, NY on an accelerated program. She worked for AT&T as a
Stock Records Clerk.
Edith and Paul met in
1954 and married in January 1956. They moved to Hopkinton, NH in
October 1957. They lived in Contoocook, NH from April 1958 until
they bought their home in Chichester, NH in October 1959.
Edith was a Girl Scout
leader in NY and taught Sunday school in NH. She loved children and
animals. Edith fostered children, adopted stray animals, opened her
home to family and friends, and worked for various companies before
retiring from Nynex in 1995.
Edith will always be
remembered for her loving heart and sense of humor.
She is preceded in death
by her husband, Paul Duproz Bailat and her sister, Evelyn (Ott)
Family members include
her children, Michelaine Turgeon and husband, Raymond, of Jaffrey,
NH; Denise Bailat of Manchester, NH; Claude Bailat and wife, Mary,
of Billerica, MA and Juliette Clough and husband, Frank, of Bow, NH;
grandchildren, Andrea and Peter Turgeon; Deirdre, Shannon, Justin
and Nathan Bailat; Jesse, Maya, Andrew and Autumn Clough; her
sister, Jane (Ott) Anderson of Chesapeake, VA; her nieces, Ellen
(Anderson) Webb and husband, David, of Ascot Vale, Victoria,
Australia, Karen (Anderson) Rameaka of Warwick, RI, their children,
Katie, Madeline, and Andrew Webb; Jack and Lena Rameaka; her nieces
and nephews, Paul DeSpagna of Chichester, NH, David DeSpagna and
wife, Cherie, of Anniston, AL, Eileen (DeSpagna) Lausman and
husband, Mark, of Castle Rock, CO, Linda (DeSpagna) Sampson and
husband, Andrew, of McDonald TN, their children, Tara and Krista
Lausman, and Nichole and Daniel Sampson. Ellen’s first born son,
Brian Webb, and Karen’s husband, Richard Rameaka reside in Heaven
with Edith’s brothers-in-law, Jack Anderson and Bob DeSpagna.
A memorial service took
place at the Chichester United Methodist Church, Chichester, on
Saturday, February 9, 2019, officiated by Pastor Travis Allen.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made in Edith’s name to the Pope
Memorial SPCA in Concord, NH or Live and Let Live Farm of
entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord. Fond memories and
expressions of sympathy may be shared at
for the Bailat family.