Chichester NH News

October 18, 2017


Save the date


Trunk or Treating and Haunted Walk. Saturday October 28th at Carpenter Park. More information to come! Looking forward to a great community event.





The Chichester Central School PTO will be holding their annual craft fair on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00am - 2:00pm.   Get a start on your Holiday shopping supporting local crafters and vendors.  Admission is free. 



Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, October 18, at 7 p. m. upstairs in the Grange Hall.



The Heritage Commission will meet on Thursday, October 19th, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Chichester Town Library. Patricia and Stephen Fowler will talk about Pine Grove Community, an independent living facility in Pembroke for adults over 55. The Fowlers have repurposed a 16-room 1882 historic homestead, formerly a dairy farm, to meet the needs of those seeking a warm, caring family atmosphere. The meeting is open to the public. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Call Lucille at 798-5709 for information.



The Community Supper at the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, will feature Beef Stroganoff. These free suppers are open to all. Donations are accepted to help pay for future suppers. Come and enjoy a tasty hot meal with neighbors and friends.



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


This week, we want to feature a section that does not receive a lot of attention. As you come in, to the right, there are bins with items such as: cloth napkins; napkin rings; shower curtains; linens; doilies; kitchen and bath towels; table cloths; sometimes, aprons, potholders, etc.  Everything in the bins is 1/2 price all week! 


See us for your Halloween needs!


We also want to thank our neighbors across the street, Dominick’s Restaurant, for donating a Rolator (a walker with a seat) for us to loan out as needed.


345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester - open Mon. 8-12; Tues & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.  



Chichester Town Library News


The last book sale of 2017 is this Saturday, on October 21st, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The theme will focus on the upcoming holidays; although, as usual, the basement is also full of fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, etc.  Have you noticed the new mini-sections on notable books?  It’s like a friend previewing the donations for the rest of us.  Although patrons can buy books at other times than the book sales, these sales offer the amenity of people (Lovers of the Chichester Library) there to help you find that special book or author you may have been seeking.


The Knitting Circle will be meeting this afternoon (Wednesday) at 3:30 p.m.  It’s not too late to start that special holiday gift for someone.  And the assistance of those more experienced who come is a special bonus.


Pre-school Story Hour meets tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m.  Bring those young’uns in for a special hour of stories, other activities and snacks.  A parent/caregiver is expected to stay for the activity.



Thank You


The Chichester Youth Association (CYA) would like to thank all who supported the CYA’s 16th annual golf tournament. The event was extremely successful because of the generosity of so many supporters within our community. Thank you to all sponsors, donors of raffle prizes, and those who played in the tournament. A special thank you to our gold level sponsors, DBU Construction, NH Strategic Marketing, RBC Wealth Management, Phillips Auto Sales, and Deerfield Veterinary Clinic.



Chichester Massage Celebrates 

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week 

With 11th Annual Food Drive


National Massage Therapy Awareness Week is designed to raise public awareness about the benefits of massage and encourages massage therapists to sponsor events that support their local communities.  Many of our area food pantries are in need of assistance and Chichester Massage is sponsoring their 11th annual food drive to celebrate National Massage Therapy Awareness Week Oct. 23-28, 2017.  Urgently needed items include paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, canned tuna, soups, pastas/sauces, rice, baking mix, peanut butter, condiments, healthy cereals, & hygiene items (toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, bar soap).  Fresh produce will also be accepted.


Chichester Massage will be offering free chair massages at their office on Tuesday Oct. 24 from 5-7 and Friday Oct. 27 from 11-1 with a monetary or food donation.  Donations will be accepted throughout the week at their office and those who donate 5 or more items or $5 or more will receive a coupon for $10 off a massage.  All proceeds will go directly to local food pantries.


This is a great way to help others and reward yourself with a savings on your next massage.  Please help us make this food drive a success.  Thank you for your support.


Chichester Massage is located at 114 Dover Rd. (Route 4) in Chichester.  For more information please call 798-4669 or visit our website at  



Progress Report On The Chichester Community Greenspace 


If you travel Main Street, you may have noticed the two beautiful stone walls at the GREENSPACE, located to the right of the Grange/Town Hall parking lot. This Community GREENSPACE Park has many volunteers (Over 30)working to make it a special place in our “Village Center.” Dan Schroth, Mark Colby and volunteers built the walls. Millican Wholesale Nurseries, Inc. donated ten evergreen trees. Loam and hydroseeding was underwritten by the Chichester Town Library Shirley Waters Fund. Rite Aid of Pittsfield donated water for the volunteers. A $1500. grant has been received from the Globe Community Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation to be used toward the purchase of a gazebo. Two park benches have been restored and are ready to be put in place in the Spring. 


The Community Design Charrette Team is raising additional funds for the gazebo purchase. This 16 foot structure is made from CA Natural Select (arsenic free) pressure treated Southern yellow pine with a cedar shingled roof. The gazebo will be fully accessible for those with limited mobility. 


Interior benches will provide seating. The gazebo will be used for a variety of future events as work continues to create “A Village Center, Again.” 


Donations of any amount would be much appreciated. Corporate donors are needed. For information about this project, call Lucille, 798-5709 or email Donor forms are available. 


Donations to the GAZEBO FUND may be sent to: CHICHESTER HERITAGE COMMISSION, Attn: GAZEBO FUND, 54 Main St., Chichester, NH 03258.



How To Spot And Avoid Phishing Scams


TDS offers customers tips to avoid being a victim of phishing scams.


Phishing scams are becoming too common. To protect their accounts, TDS Telecom (TDS®) encourages customers to learn how to spot (and avoid) phishing scams. These scams refer to times when criminals lure individuals into a trap in order to steal money; many of these traps are hidden in emails, websites or phone calls that appear legitimate.


“Phishing scams are aimed at stealing consumer’s personal information, including financial data (e.g., bank account numbers) and online account information like user IDs and passwords,” said Karl Betz, director of Infrastructure, Risk Management & Security at TDS. “It’s important consumers realize what phishing scams look like in order to protect their identity.”


To avoid being a victim of phishing scams, TDS offers these tips:

Look at the sender’s email address. Make sure the email address matches the business that is supposedly sending the email. If they don’t match, it is most likely a scam.


Spelling and grammar mistakes. An easy way to spot a phishing scam is to look for poor spelling and grammar. If you are receiving an email from a legitimate company, it’s unlikely you’ll find errors.


Be cautious of links and/or attachments. If you do not know or trust the sender, do not click the link or open the attachment. In addition, you can hover over links in your email to verify the website matches the link. If the website does not match, there is a chance the link provides cybercriminals with the ability to hack your computer and personal information.


Don’t believe the threats. Cybercriminals often use threats such as “your account will be closed if you don’t respond.” Legitimate companies will not threaten to close an account. In addition, legitimate companies, especially those you do business with, already have your personal and financial information.


If you have received fake emails or phone calls, write down the sender or caller’s information and report it to the FTC website.  


For help more information on how to protect your accounts, contact TDS at 888-225-5837 or visit



Jason Smith Of Chichester Volunteered At 2017 GMA Dove Awards


Cedarville University student Jason Smith of Chichester, volunteered Oct. 17, at the 48th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards ceremony at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville.


Smith was among nine students chosen to serve at the prestigious event. The Dove Awards started in 1970 to honor the very best of Christian music. The show celebrates musical diversity, presenting awards to artists representing modern rock, rap, hip-hop, pop, worship, southern gospel, urban, bluegrass and country.


Earlier this year, Cedarville was selected to help with the GMA Academy launch. The GMA Academy creates networking opportunities between college students and Christian music professionals by providing job and internship listings, industry updates, volunteer opportunities and event invitations. From this connection, GMA asked Dr. Roger O’Neel, assistant chair and associate professor of worship, if Cedarville worship students could volunteer at the Dove Awards.


“This is a very unique opportunity for our students,” said O’Neel. “To participate on a production of this caliber and scope will allow them to meet influential people in the music publishing industry, managers and contemporary Christian music artists themselves. We hope that this will be educational for the students, as well as beneficial for Cedarville.”


Students were involved in setup Monday night and assisted the artists during the awards show on Tuesday as they attended press conferences, events and moved on and off stage.


Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study.












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