Chichester NH News

May 25, 2011

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The Family of Eugene and Dawn Ladd would like to cordially invite you to an Open House on May 28, 2011, to celebrate the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Eugene and Dawn. It will begin at 11:30 a.m. at their residence on Webster Mills Road in Pittsfield. For additional information call Darlene Pike at 603-798-5746 after 6 p.m




Chichester Grange will conduct a brief Memorial Day observance at the Veterans Memorial stone and flagpole next to the Town/Grange Hall on Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m. Betty Cox, as recreated by Abigail Sanborn, will be the historical veteran featured this year. All are invited to attend.



Happy Birthday to Keith Davison, Jr., on June 1.



Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange Hall.
 

It is not too early to reserve a space at Carpenter Park for a booth or display on Old Home Day, August 20. Contact Jaan Luikmil at 545-9087.



The Chichester Library Meeting Room Committee is looking for interested citizens willing to host a neighborhood meeting in their home so that a Library Trustee or Committee Member can come to talk about plans to create a meeting room in the basement of the Library. The room could be used for Library meetings and also for small public gatherings. If you could help by hosting a meeting, contact Lisa at the Library.



If you are planting a garden this year, please plant an extra row for the Chichester Food Pantry. Plant now, and, when that row matures, bring the produce to the Chichester Food Pantry.



Chichester’s Old Home Day will be on August 20 this year. The theme will center around the 75th anniversary of the Chichester Fire Department. It’s not too early to plan a float or a walking entry for the parade.



The following titles have been recently added to the non-fiction shelves at the Chichester Town Library: Is There Life After Housework by Don Aslett; The Pioneer Woman Cooks – Recipes from an accidental country girl- by Ree Drummond; Folk Shawls – 25 knitting patterns- by Cheryl Oberle; Unbroken – A WWII story of survival, resilience and redemption- by Laura Hillenbrand; Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein; Mosaic Techniques & Traditions – Projects & designs from Around the World – by Sonia King; and The Longevity Prescription – The 8 proven keys to a long, healthy life – by Robert N. Butler, MD.



Another Book Sale is coming up at the Chichester Town Library on Saturday, June 4th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be the annual Book and Plant Sale.


 

Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee


So far, so good this year.  Your donations have been wonderful!  There is an ongoing need (or we wouldn’t be needed) and here are some items we could give a second (or 3rd) life to:  Tray tables; metal folding chairs; dog crate/carrier; umbrella strollers; bicycles, 3 wheelers, DVD’s, CD’s, calculators, summer beach toys, large print books, flower pots and lamps.  The store can also use sandwich bags and water. 


The sewing room in Laconia is still in action, making more layette bags than ever.  I am pleased to say we have picked up another knitter of baby hats, etc. here in Chichester; just from reading the Suncook Sun news! 


Thank you to everyone who contributes to keeping the help going.  We are now open Tues and Thurs. 8-4, Wed. 11-4, Friday and Sat. 10-4.  Located on Route 28 North, Chichester, the long yellow building just before the Pittsfield town line.


Oh yes, come see our newest, shortest, cutest volunteer on Fridays. Her name is Sally.

 


 

Chichester Grange News


Chichester Grange met on May 18th, upstairs in the Grange Hall. Master Anne Boisvert called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.


Entries in the State Grange Needleworking contest will need to be turned in by the end of July for judging on August first. The June Youth Rally will be held at Camp Spaulding in Penacook on June 10-12.


Wildlife sightings included squirrels, chipmunks, deer, a moose seen in Northern NH, and even some elk at a wildlife park in Canterbury. Many birds have been seen as well – robins, hairy woodpeckers, phoebes, wild turkeys, mourning doves, bluebirds, tree swallows, chickadees, flocks of geese, and a pair of ospreys seen at the Sewalls Falls dam in Concord.


Much of the business meeting was spent planning the Memorial Day observance to be held on May 30th at 2 p.m. Plans were also made to spruce up Memorial Park before the end of the month.


Lecturer Carolee Davison presented a program on Lake Winnipesaukee. Members tried without much success to spell the name, provide the number of habitable islands, and answer a couple of other questions, before the true answers were revealed. Facts were interspersed with appropriate songs from the Grange Songbook. At the close of the program members were directed in classic Grange style to seek further information at the library where several books on Lake Winnipesaukee can be found.


At the close of the meeting there was food and fellowship. The next meeting will be June 1st. It will feature a talent program in the charge of Mary West and Kevin Belval.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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