The Chichester PTO is sponsoring a Halloween costume swap. Clean,
gently-used child AND adult costumes can be donated to a drop-off box at the
school. Near Halloween, we will have a couple of evenings set aside for
“shopping”. It’s a great way to get new costumes for the entire family!
A Meatloaf Dinner sponsored by American Legion Post #112, Short
Falls Road in Epsom will be held Saturday, September 19th, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Donation: Adults, $7.00; children, 6-12, $3.00; under 6, free.
menu will consist of meatloaf, potatoes, vegetables, salad, beverages, and
Proceeds will benefit Post #112 community activities.
Bring your appetite and join us for a great meal!
Chichester Library will be holding its September Book Sale on Saturday,
September 19, from 8 a.m. to noon. About three thousand books have been
added since the August sale. Come and stock up for fall and winter reading.
Happy Birthday on September 20 to Rick Davison and Joanna
The following titles were added to the Youth Fiction
section of Chichester Library this summer: Star Wars-Jedi Quest; The Littles
Go Exploring by John Peterson; Stanley and the Magic Lamp by Jeff Brown; Gib
and the Gray Ghost by Zilpha Snyder; The Last Olympian and The Battle of the
Labyrinth by Rick Riordan; Frindle by Andrew Clements; The Toothpaste
Millionaire by Jean Merrill; Who Ran My Underwear up the Flagpole by Jerry
Spinelli; Sheltie and the Snow Pony by Peter Clover. Why don’t you stop by
the library and check one out?
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop
No Junk Accepted
Just to keep things
straight, we always accept items that are serviceable that folks can use in
the thrift shop to purchase as it helps pay the rent. Also items that we can
give someone who burns out or needs something because of an unfortunate
circumstance. However, we are not the dump, and we don’t take items that are
broken or things we have to pay the dump to get rid of. If it isn’t good
enough to use because it’s all rusted out or if it’s broken, we don’t accept
it as we as volunteers have rules to follow by the BOSS here. Thanks for
understanding and thanks for all the folks who bring us wonderful items
which are sometimes even new. Most folks in the local communities know what
we accept. Many ask us when they come if it’s ok and they are happy to take
back whatever we can’t use. We are so thankful for your understanding. It is
posted on the door when we send you to the unloading area so don’t blame the
volunteers accepting your items as they are following the rules. If we have
to pay at the dump it takes away from what we can spend to help those less
fortunate. Sometimes it may look like we have a lot out there, but remember
if you have a fire how much it takes to replace items.
helped a person in Pittsfield who has several children and was able to get
her children school clothing that they may not have had otherwise and this
was only because of wonderful donations that we receive on our open days.
Tue., 8-4; Wed., 8-4; Thurs., 8-4; Sat., 10-4. Call 435-8163 if you have any
We have begun to receive many thank you notes from the
different schools, etc. for all of our back pack donations. In a very
few weeks, stores will start reducing all the school supplies. If anyone
would like to donate any that are on sale to us we will keep them in our
storage area until next year when we do it all over again like we have for
the last 4 years since we came to Chichester.
A special thank you to
PINKY for all the many, many different school supplies you donated to us
this year and to everyone else who either donated items for the bags or
cash. When we are given cash and gift cards to Walmart and Target, etc. we
are able to use them when they have the best sales. As soon as the last
backpack has been delivered, we will let you as readers know how many we
have done and donated.
We give a note when we deliver to each school to
the school nurses so that if new kids move in with nothing later in the year
we will do our best to help them also with winter coats to the needy and
hygiene items. We work wonders with school nurses.
P.S. Ruthi has been
having a difficult time with her health recently, and we are trying hard to
cover her many hours at the shop while she is healing. If you find we are
not open, please bear with us or come volunteer. We are doing all we can,
but it is not always possible to staff all the hours at short notice. Feel
free to call us to be sure we have things covered when you are coming to
Alpha Offers Answers To Eternal Questions
Have you ever asked yourself
questions like “what is the meaning of life?” or “why does God let bad
things happen?” Chichester Congregational Church is hosting a course called
Alpha which can help you answer these questions and many more. This
internationally acclaimed, 15 week course is open to the community and is
designed to facilitate discussion for those who wish to participate. The
course begins on September 23rd from 5:30 until 7:30 and will begin with a
Alpha is a course designed for adults. Awana for children
ages 4-11, youth Bible study for teens, and child care for infants through
age 4 will be offered concurrently.
Whether you are looking for a place
outside of Sunday morning to enrich yourself spiritually or are seeking
answers to difficult questions, Chichester Congregational Church is the
place for you to be on Wednesday nights! Call 603-798-4220 for more
Chichester Public Library
Join children of all ages and their families as
the Chichester Public Library celebrates the children of the town and their
summer reading program with a fun event on Saturday, September 26th entitled
Growing Step by Step.
We will begin at 2 p.m. with a storyteller, in
costume, who will weave for us a yarn about gardens, and growing, and maybe
even some fairies and elves. At 2:30 kids will have the opportunity to build
and place around the library grounds elf houses. If you’ve never seen these
made, you must come and see just what children can create with grass,
acorns, twigs and other treasures from nature. At 3:00 we will have a (very
short!) ceremony and dedicate our new children’s garden by asking the kids
who participated in the summer program to place the stepping stones they
designed and created into the garden. Finally, around 3:15 or so we will
In fact, we will serve 110 cupcakes. This will serve as a
prelude to our anniversary next year - or as we are calling it - our one
hundred and elevendyeth birthday (just like Bilbo Baggins!). Please watch
for more information on that celebration which will take place in 2010.
Come one, come all. For more information, please call the library at
I am writing this in response to an unsolicited private letter I
received 9/9/09 requesting “a recanted Letter To The Editor,” as well as an
“apology” in reference to my Letter To The Editor dated 9/1/09.
the minutes from BOS meeting. (I am unable to physically attend meetings due
to health issues.) I am aware that the Health Officer stipend is $500 per
year, and only current requirement for a Health Officer is to be a citizen
of NH. I am acutely aware of the importance of having a person experienced
in Public (even Veterinary) Health and Emergency Preparedness. I would
appreciate a qualified town resident trumping a non-experienced
non-resident. To possibly jeopardize the citizens’ safety by taking money
from other departments (or possibly fund this position with a tax increase
by town vote) when there were 2 townspeople willing to volunteer,
demonstrates to me a serious lack of judgment on behalf of the BOS.
Steve MacCleery was not present during the Health Officer Position Interview
with John Dever which was held at open meeting on 9/1/09. He was only
present for the closed to the public interview for a highway employee. If
Mr. MacCleery did participate “during the “Interview” “held in a closed
session” as you stated, when did this occur? Was there a violation of the
Right To Know Law I was not aware of?
As to your concern about forming an
Ethics Committee, I am now behind this effort 100%, and wish to volunteer.
I care about this town as much as any other resident, elected or not. I am
not afraid to state my opinions publicly, will not be silenced or coerced
If citizens don’t agree with the actions of elected
officials, we vote them out.
The Chichester Library Hosts Rebecca Rule
LOCL (Lover of Chichester
Library) has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to
host Rebecca Rule and her fun and entertaining public program titled Better
Than a Poke in the Eye, The evening’s program will be presented on Tuesday,
September 29th at 7 p.m. at a location to be determined (watch next week’s
Sun for the details!). Ms. Rule tells funny, true(ish), close-to-home
stories, collected all over the state. Get the inside scoop on dump
protocol, town meeting, and septic lagoons. Find out who’s firing shots from
the banks of the Cockermouth River, and what some folks think ought to be
the new state motto.
For more information about this presentation, feel
free to call the Chichester Library at 798-5613. Better Than a Poke in the
Eye is one of over 250 programs and exhibits available to organizations
statewide through the Humanities to Go! catalog. For more information about
how you can sponsor a program, contact the New Hampshire Humanities Council
in Concord at 224-4071 or on the web at