Save the Date
The Chichester PTO and
the Town of Chichester will be offering a community night of
fun on Sunday, October 28th. Please join the PTO for Trunk or
Treating at Carpenter Park. Set up begins at 3:45 pm and the
trunk or treating will be from 4:30-5:30 pm.
The Town of Chichester
will be sponsoring a haunted walk. The walk will open at 5:30 pm for
those who are looking for a family-friendly haunted walk. At
6:00 pm, all the ghost and goblins will be on the trail ready to
scare all those who dare to enter.
Donations will be
accepted for the new playground at the park and/or food donations
will benefit the food panty. See you all on the 28th
The meeting of the
Chichester Cemetery Trustees scheduled for October 25 has been
The Chichester Historical
Society has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to
present “Harnessing History: on the Trail of New Hampshire’s State
Dog, the Chinook.” The program will be presented on Monday, November
12th, at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Grange/Town Hall. This program is
free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
We could use your help
with a few things. We need a two-drawer file cabinet. Ours is
so done. We also could use some backs for pierced earrings. We
received nice donations, but the backs are missing. We have
had multiple requests for crock pots (tis the season!), sneakers
(men’s and women’s), and candles. We appreciate all the
wonderful donations we have been receiving.
This week, October 22
through October 27, all Halloween 1/2 price, which means the little
t’s on the rolling rack are 2 for 25¢; costumes 50¢, plus there are
many decorative items.
Find us on Rte. 28, 5
miles north of the Epsom Circle, Chichester. Mon. 8-12;
Tues. & Thurs 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library News
Progress continues on a
revamped children’s section in the main library. The committee
has been working on a plan for new shelving, drawers for picture
books, a rug, bright painting for the walls, etc. The large
print & bios have already been moved to the reading room to create
more space and two carts from downstairs have been moved up,
temporarily, to hold the abundance of books.
The library recently won
an award. Caroline, Library Director, received an e-mail
saying parents voted our library as a family favorite, kid friendly
library. The library was awarded a “Winnie” for this effort.
Thanks, Caroline, and all who made this happen. The library
will continue to strive to meet expectations in this area.
The “Little Book Houses”
will be taken down shortly for the winter months. This effort
continues to be successful, even as it is expanded to include
The Library Policy Review
committee meets this afternoon, October 24th, at 4 p.m. This
is a public meeting and the input of the community is welcomed.
Preschool Story Hour
meets tomorrow at 10:45 a.m.
Our younger set will
again be enjoying the efforts of Caroline, Library Director, who is
promoting “Paw Patrol,” a series of books highlighting a group of
six rescue dogs, led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder, working
together to protect the community. Among the members of the group
are firedog Marshall, police pup Chase, and fearless Skye. All of
the animals have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them
on their rescue missions. She is even planning a scavenger hunt for
the kids. Stay tuned for more.
Representatives of the
library will be at “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday, October 28th from
4:30-5:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park. This activity will be
followed by a Haunted Walk for children 10 and under, from 5:30-6
p.m., a movie at 6 and a Haunted Walk for the older kids from 6-8
p.m. Refreshments will be sold by the Police Explorers.
Thanks to all who make this happen. What a great community
Our neighbors to the
south, in Mexico, celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos).
This holiday is not Halloween, but is somewhat related, as it is a
remembrance of those who have passed on. It is celebrated on
November 2 with the festivities unfolding in an explosion of color
and life-affirming joy. For a bit of fun, the library will
have a celebration of the Day of the Dead, with the movie “Coco,”
sugar skull cookies which will be brightly decorated, cider and
treat bags. It will start at 6 p.m.
It’s never too late to
think about the next Down Under Used Book Sale, especially since
“new and almost new” books will be featured. These could be
great holiday gifts, so come early for the best choice (but not
until 8 a.m., please). The date for the sale is November 3rd.
Mark your calendar.
The Library Book Club,
which meets the second Wednesday of the month, will be reading books
of their own choosing for November to share on the 14th. Books
for December and January have already been selected: “The
Emperor’s Guest; Coming of Age Behind Barbed Wire During WWII in
Indonesia,” by Tita Bozuwato and “The Elegance of Hedgehog,” by
Muriel Barbery & Alison Anderson, respectively.
Chichester Historical Society
The Chichester Historical
Society has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to
present “Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State
Dog, the Chinook.”
This program will be
presented on Monday, November 12th at 7 p.m. in the Chichester
Grange/Town Hall, 54 Main Street. This program, presented by Bob
Cottrell, looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and
how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Mr. Cottrell
covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog
of New Hampshire.
This program is free and
open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. New Hampshire
Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community
engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to
the people of New Hampshire.
For more information,
contact Lucille Noel, 798-5709.
I want to invite each of
you to meet an amazing and knowledgeable individual who is running
to represent us in the NH Senate (along with 3 of our House
candidates), next Tuesday evening.
I recently attended a
party with our Congresswoman, Annie Kuster (who shared her positive
bi partisan efforts on the part of NH opiate crisis!) and I met
Chris Roundy. I was pleasantly surprised by Chris’ depth of
personal and professional experience and his ideas for our state.
Those of us who attended from Chichester discussed how much we
wanted more of our neighbors to get to meet Chris along with our
excellent House candidates, Rep. Schuett, Doherty and Clint Hanson
prior to election day.
Dick and Gail Laker
Phelps are hosting a Meet & Greet with Senate Candidate Roundy along
with our 3 House Candidates next Tuesday evening, October 30th @
6:00 PM. PLEASE RSVP to me @
I will send you additional details. It’s a wonderful
opportunity to have quality time listening and discussing ideas &
concerns with someone running for this very important office, rather
than just voting for a name on a ballot. See you at Gail and
Dick’s NEXT Tuesday!
John L. Howlett
CHICHESTER – John L. Howlett, 71, of
Chichester, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 following a
lengthy fight against the effects of exposure to Agent Orange.
Born on March 3, 1947 in
Gardner, MA, he was the son of the late Foster L. and Edna A.
John proudly served his
country in the United States Army, seeing two tours of duty in
Vietnam before his honorable discharge. He went on to receive an
Associate’s Degree in Science as well as an Associate’s in Nursing
from NHTI and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Springfield
College. His passion for serving his country and caring for patients
showed in his every day. John had a love for fishing, hunting,
golfing, gardening and landscaping which he passed on to all his
children and grandchildren. He was a modern homesteader.
Besides his parents, John
was predeceased by his siblings, Thomas, Stephen, and Andrew Howlett
and Nancy Murdock.
He is survived by his
wife, Catherine (DeAngelis) Howlett with whom he shared 51 years;
son, Sean L. Howlett and his wife Kris of Barnstead; daughters, Lori
C. Howlett and her husband Michael Brown of Norwood, MA and Sarah A.
Howlett of Chichester; his siblings, Pauline Joubert of Penacook and
Douglas Howlett of Southbridge, MA; grandchildren, Drew, Alyssa,
Patrick, Kayleigh, Nicolas, Jessica, Thomas, Joseph and Madelyn as
well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service with
Military Honors will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11 A.M.
at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. Assisting
the family with arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial
Home of Epsom. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be
made to Chichester Fire & Rescue in John’s name, to Chichester Fire
Fighters Association, 22 Main Street, Chichester, NH 03258. To share
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