Chichester NH News

November 25, 2009


November 25th at 2 p.m. is the deadline for applications for the annual Holiday Food Basket Project. Please mark your calendar for delivery on 12/22/2009 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Grange entrance on Main Street.

The pantry is looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to help with loading of heavy items the morning of 12/22nd.  Please contact Donna Chagnon at 798-531

Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange Hall. The chief business of the evening will be to plan the programs for 2010.

The Chichester Food Pantry is in need of paper products such as paper towels, toilet paper and tissues and cleaning items such as laundry detergent, dish detergent, toilet cleaners and household cleaners.  Donations may be brought to the Town Offices during office hours or to the library during open hours.

On Sunday, December 6th from 2 to 4 p.m. the Chichester Historical Society will be holding an open house at the museum on Main Street. There will be a display of structures and toy models from the past. Some of the exhibits will be “hands on.” There will be a project for the children to work on and take home. Refreshments will be served, and it’s all free.

On Saturday, December 5th at 5 p.m. come to Carpenter Park where the Old Home Day Committee and others will be hosting a Christmas tree lighting. Sing carols and drink hot chocolate and welcome the Christmas spirit.

The Chichester Youth Association will be hosting charitable gaming nights at the Belmont Lodge on November 29 and December 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 16. This is a fund raiser to benefit the youth of Chichester, and they would appreciate your support.

The following biographies are available at the Chichester Town Library for your reading pleasure: We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters by Cokie Roberts, Always Looking Up – the Adventures of an Incurable Optimist – by Michael J. Fox, The Lost – A search for six of the six million – by Daniel Mendelsohn, and Granny D – Your’re never too old to raise a little hell by Doris Haddock.

Bring your child to a special eye-screening by Epsom-Chichester Lions at the Chichester Public Library on: 12/03 at 11.00 a.m.
Details: Call Lion Judi at 736-9942.

5th Sunday Celebration

Gloria Beachy (from Chichester) will be giving a Christmas Concert at Park Street Baptist Church on Sunday, November 29th at 6:00 p.m. Gloria will be performing some of her own songs, as well as leading us in praise and worship and Christmas carols. There will be refreshments following. Everyone is welcome! No cost, but a love offering will be taken.

Effective December 1st the Leavitt cemetery will be closed to vehicles for the winter season as it has been in past years. Visitors are still welcome to park and then walk in.


Chichester Historical Society

Looking for a fun family activity? The Chichester Historical will have a Holiday Open House at the museum on Sunday, December 6th from 2 to 4 p.m.

Set up especially for holiday viewing will be our exhibit “Small Structures.” Remember that Fisher Price house and barn? What about Barbie’s house? Love those Lincoln logs? What did you build? Do you have a treasured dollhouse? These are a few of the “structures” on display for this kid-friendly exhibit.

Children are encouraged to bring a drawing of their house or other structure. We’ll display them at the museum during the Open House. Art supplies will be available.

Cookies and punch will be served. All are welcome. Plan to put this December 6th Open House on your calendar.

For further information, please call 798-5709.




Six weeks ago, I was driving in the slow lane on Rt. 4, when something that none of us think will ever happen to us, did happen; a car crossed two lanes and hit me head-on.

God spared my life (with some help from my air bag & seat belt) that Friday evening. However, since then there are so many more who have helped my recovery!  Thank you to you who: made the rescue call, helped at the scene and the trauma center, visited and called, sent gifts, cards and food, walked our dog, raked our leaves, pushed me around, drove me to appointments, entertained me and made me laugh, visited me on Face Book and sent me your positive thoughts and prayers.

This Thanksgiving, Doug, Irene (and Jake) celebrate our health and the kind acts of our wonderful neighbors and our community.  Thank you.

Gratefully and respectfully yours,
(Rep.) Sally Kelly



Bee Hole Beavers Snowmobile Club

The Bee Hole Beavers Snowmobile Club is made up of riders from the Chichester and Loudon area.

Our Club has met 3 times so far in the 2009-2010 year. The following persons have been elected to office for the coming year: Jack Earle, President; Bill Lane, Vice President; Elgie Goodwin, Secretary/Treasurer; Larry Ricker, Trail Administrator; Paul Sanborn, Trail Master; Paul Sanborn, Website Manager.

We have received word that we were awarded State grants for a “new” Skandic grooming machine, as well as for some trail work. With the delivery of the new Skandic, this brings us to four machines with which to maintain our trail system.


Various members have been diligently working on the trail which was negotiated to restore the Corridor 15 connection crossing State Route 129 in Loudon. A new bridge is in progress further east on Corridor 15, to replace a culvert that the Town of Loudon was required by FEMA to remove. Those of you who used our system last year hopefully noticed a vast improvement in conditions over previous years, and we are striving to make them even better this year. We are still trying to work out the logistics for a bridge which will restore the connection between our trails and the Suncook Valley Sno-Riders trails in the area of State Highway Route 28.


The Club has experienced an increase in membership requests, and has had several well attended work details.


If you would like any information about our Club or trails system, please visit our website, and use our contacts page if we can assist you in any way.



Citizens Bank has made a $500 donation to the Chichester Food Pantry to support their efforts to help individuals and families in need during the holiday season. Pictured (L-R):  Beverly Tilley, Government Banking and Not-for Profit Division Officer, Citizens Bank;  Carolee Davison, Treasurer, Town of Chichester;  Donna Chagnon, Director, Chichester Food Pantry; and Chris Therrien, Vice President, Government Banking and Not-for Profit Division, Citizens Bank. 












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