Chichester NH News

November 22, 2017



Do You Believe?

I Believe In Santa!!!


Secret Santa is once again coming to the Town of Chichester. The Chichester Police Association is proud to announce again this year, they will be sponsoring “Secret Santa.” We will start talking applications November 13, 2017 through December 15, 2017. We only take applications for Chichester residents.


Sorry to say, we no longer take donated items of any kind. Fortunately we have been financially sound in the past to allow continuation of this wonderful venture.


Monetary donations are always welcome, and volunteers to shop and wrap are always needed. Checks should be made out to “Chichester Secret Santa.” Should you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please call 798-4911, speak with Chief Clarke or Donna.



The Chichester Girl Scout Troop 51640 will be at the Chichester Fire station, 22 Main Street Chichester NH. On November 25 & 26 from 9am - 3pm wrapping gifts for those whom don’t want to wrap. We just ask for a donation. No items bigger than our scouts.  Thank you and see you there! If you have any questions please contact Heather at 799-9580.



Save the Date


Chichester Central School PTO Annual Santa Breakfast, Saturday, Dec. 9th from 8:00 - 10:00.  There will be activities for the kids, horse drawn wagon rides, and Santa has said he will be there to see all the girls and boys. $4.00 per adult and $3.00 per kid (13 and under).  Looking forward to seeing everyone. 



The Chichester Library has several boxes of unusable books (torn, dirty, stained, old and smelly). If anyone in the community could use these as fire-starters for a wood stove this winter, please give the Library (798-5613) or Carolee Davison (435-4002) a call. You will have to pick up the boxes at the Library.



Thanksgiving Dinner is on the menu for the Community Supper on November 22. Come to the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall at 6 p.m. to enjoy a free meal with your neighbors and friends. Donations are gratefully accepted to help with the cost of future suppers.



The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club will be hosting a Snowmobile Safety Course for ages 12-15 at the Lake Shore Farm (275 Jenness Pond Rd, Northwood) on Saturday, December 2nd from 8 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Jeremy DeTrude @ 603-833-7063 (no charge for course but donations are always welcome).  Space is limited so call early. And as always, we really appreciate our landowners and are always looking for new members.



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Hard to believe Thanksgiving is here. We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.  Our best wishes to everyone for a wonderful, safe holiday.


We will be open Saturday, Nov. 25th and all teen clothing (in the special section) will be half price, along with our “wood box section” below the teen clothing. It, too, will be half price. We will have our regular 1/2 price day on Thursday, Nov. 30th.


Rte. 28 North, in the plaza just before the Pittsfield line.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thursday 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191 & like us on Facebook!



Chichester Town Library News


The library wishes everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It is a day for family, friends and neighbors.  The library will be closed both on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, the 24th.  The library will be open on Saturday, November 25th, for its regular hours, 9 a.m.-12 noon.


The library wishes to announce the selection of Jacqueline Heath as our new Library Director.  Ms. Heath has been involved with library and education services for her career and brings a lot of experience with her.  We’re sure the townspeople and users of the Chichester Library will welcome her with open arms.  She will be a great addition to the legacy of those who have served in that position before her.  You can expect to see her at the library around December 4th.  Welcome, Jacqueline!


A special thank you goes out to the library staff who have gone above and beyond during the time we were without a Library Director.  Thanks to Mardy Friary, Sharon Pinckney and Diane and Abby Rider for all of their efforts.


A note of appreciation to the Chichester Central School which is donating a Christmas tree in the memory of our departed Library Director, Lisa Prizio, to the Bektash Shrine “Fez-tival of Trees,” at 189 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH.  This year, the students will be decorating their tree with handmade ornaments, in memory of Lisa.  The children at the school very much appreciated Lisa’s visits to the school and her helpfulness at the Library.  The Fez-tival runs from Nov. 18th through the 26th.   Raffle tickets are purchased for the various trees, which are then awarded to the lucky winners.


Reserve December 15th, at 7 p.m. on your calendar for our annual Pontine Theatre presentation at the Grange.  This year’s “New England Christmas” includes a paper theatre version of Ogden Nash’s poem “The Untold Adventures of Santa Claus,” a story-telling, toy theatre rendition of “Christmas in Our Town,” a reminiscence by Alice Van Leer Carrick, and a puppet play based on Kate Douglas Wiggins’ charming tale, “Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church.”  As is their custom, Pontine Theatre Co-Artistic Directors Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers unveil a selection of original adaptations of seasonal stories and poems by noted New England authors. These programs have always been a welcome addition to Chichester’s holiday celebrations.  


Don’t forget, there is still time to come to the library and purchase a gift certificate from the Down Under Book Store for that special gift and/or stocking stuffer for the holidays.












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