Chichester NH News

October 3, 2018


The Chichester Heritage Commission will host the New Hampshire Humanities program “New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State” on Thursday, October 11, at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Grange/Town Hall. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Lucille Noel, 7985709.



Happy Birthday to Skip Jarvis and Colby Despres on October 8 and Brianne Stone and Camdyn Despres on October 9.



Baked Chicken is on the menu for the Free Community Supper at the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall on Wednesday, October 10, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come join your friends and neighbors for a good, hot meal. Donations are not required but are gratefully accepted to be used towards the cost of future suppers.



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


October already!  Halloween costumes and fall decorations are out. Week of October1-6, Book sale-box tops with romance paperbacks $1.00 each.  Hardcover, two for 50¢; regular paperbacks & kids books 2/25¢.Baby clothes zero to 12 mos. 25¢ each (including bibs)  We need men’s jeans-all sizes, but especially in the 30s. 


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



Chichester Town Library News


Preschool Story Hour meets tomorrow, October 4th, at 10:45 a.m.  


On Friday night, October 5th at 7 p.m. at the Grange, there will be a great program to learn of our flying creatures of the night.  The New Hampshire Audubon is bringing their program entitled “Wings of the Night: Owls and Bats” to Chichester.  Come to learn about these special animals and how they navigate and live.  There will even be a live owl to enhance the presentation.


Then, on Saturday morning, October 6th, there are two, wonderful sales going on at the library.  First, is the October Down Cellar Used Book Sale, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Although the themes are Halloween and harvest time, there are so many books on almost all areas of interest, that buyers can usually find something(s) they can’t do without.  For example, we have had hundreds of science fiction/fantasy books donated since the last sale.  In addition, we will continue with the half-price sale of collectible and vintage books (unless otherwise noted), since there has been such a lot of interest generated in them.


Simultaneously with the used book sale, there will be a sale of vintage and collectible items on the library grounds.  Vendors wishing to participate need to contact the library to reserve a 10’x10’ space, in which they can set up a pop-up tent and table/display.  There is a $5 fee to vendors.  Space is limited and there is no rain date.


Monday, October 8th, the library will be closed for Columbus Day.


Monday, October 8th at 4 p.m. is the Board of Trustees meeting.  These meetings are open to the public.  


Wednesday, October 10th, is the Evening Book Club.



Chichester Heritage Commission 


The Chichester Heritage Commission has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State.


This program will be presented on Thursday, October 11th at 7 p.m. in the Chichester Grange/Town Hall, 54 Main Street. 


Glenn Knoblock will offer a fun and engaging look at the historic weathervanes found on New Hampshire churches, town halls and other pub1ic buildings from earliest times down to the present. 


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.




John E. (Jack) Sargent

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Jack Sargent of Bedford, NH and North Port FL. (formerly of Chichester) passed away on September 26 at the age of 81 years.


Jack was born in Thedford, VT. on October 15, 1936 and was raised in Hanover, NH. He is a 1954 graduate of Hanover High School and attended Vermont Academy. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources from the University of NH in 1959 and a Masters of Public Administration in 1986.


Jack spent his career in the public sector beginning as the Coos County Extension Service Forester from 1960 to 1969, A District Forester for the NH Division of Forest and Lands from 1969 to 1972, NH Chief of Forest Protection from 1972 to 1986 and as Director of NH Division of Forest and Lands until his retirement in 1996.


During his professional life, Jack served on and volunteered his time on a number of professional and civic organizations and committees. He was the Chairman of the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Committee, President of the Northeast Area Association of State Foresters and the Secretary of the National Association of State Foresters. Jack served as a Hot Shot Fire Crew Boss on numerous wildfires in the western states and was responsible for organizing and training crews here in NH for duty out west. He also served as a member of the Coos County, Lancaster, and Chichester Planning Boards, was President of the Pittsfield Lions Club, a Harris Fellowship member of the Pittsfield Rotary Club, a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Lancaster, NH and a long time Lector at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield, NH. He was the Chichester town meeting Moderator for 15 years. In retirement Jack continued his public servant life as President of the Home Owners Association of LaCassa in North Port FL.


Jack is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rita (Sloan), son Mark C. and his wife Ginger of Barnstead, NH, daughter Pamela J Plante and husband Kenneth, son Michael S and his wife April of Weare, NH and daughter Katrina L MacLeod of Bedford, NH, 10 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Bertram and Mary Sargent as well as two bothers, Robert and Peter.


Jack loved skiing and was an excellent downhill skier as well as a ski jumper. He raced in all 4 events through high school, Vermont Academy and the University of New Hampshire and was a long time ski instructor at Prospect Mountain Ski Area in Lancaster, NH and the Highland Ski Area in Northfield NH. Jack was an avid ReSox fan, enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved being in the forests if northern NH.


A memorial mass was held in Tuesday October 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart if Mary Church, 180 Loudon Road, Concord NH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Five Rivers Conservation Trust at 6 Dixon Ave, Suite 201, Concord, NH 03301. Waters Funeral Home, David Pollard, Director is assisting with arrangements.












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