Chichester NH News

October 31, 2018


Snowmobile Safety Course with the Suncook Valley Snoriders. November 10,2018 at the Barnstead Fire & Rescue 8:00a-3:00p. Lunch is provided. Students must be 12years old by the end of the riding season. Parents are encouraged to attend. Please pre-register and any questions contact Joe Hough 603-608-6977.



Suncook Valley Snoriders 18th annual Ham&Bean Supper, November 10 ,2018 at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station from 5:00p-7:00p.  Adults: $8.50; Ages 6-12 $5.00; Ages 5 and under eat Free. We invite our SVSR trail system Landowners to come on down for a free hot meal and a hearty Thank you from the Suncook Valley Snoriders snowmobile club.




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. For more information, contact Lucille Noel, 798-5709.



The Women’s Club of OLOL/St.Joseph will be holding their annual Xmas Bazaar on Sat., 11/3/18, from 9:00-2:00 pm in the parish hall in Northwood, NH. (Next to Northwood town hall). There will be a white elephant table, craft items, knitted goods and our cookie walk. We will have a lunch to enjoy while you shop and new this year, a children’s corner where they can shop for Xmas gifts and also enjoy making some crafts. 



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Come on in Wednesday, October 31st for a Halloween treat and a Free book of your choice!  As we head into November, Thanksgiving items are out for your decorating purposes. Also, my grandson grew and there will be an assortment of boys clothes - sizes 10-12, including long sleeve, short sleeve, some shorts for boys that wear them year round, socks and uw (medium). We also have brand new Louis Vuitton purses!


Set your GPS for 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat 10-4.  247-7191.  Like us on facebook.



Chichester Town Library News


The library received a grant from a family-run business in the past year to upgrade the children’s area.  As reported last week, progress continues under Lucille Noel’s, Barbara Pappas’s and Library Director Caroline’s hands.  The costs of such a renovation are not small, even with the grant. To help defray costs, Barbara Sinclair-Pappas will be holding a fundraiser for the children’s area and will sell photographs she has taken of “nature in her Chichester backyard.”  There are beautiful cards, 5”x7” framed photos, etc.  100% of the sales will go towards the re-design and will be featured upstairs in the library on this Saturday, November 3rd, coinciding with the Down Under Used Book Sale.  There will be a reception upstairs in the library after 9 a.m.  Down Under patrons will have some great holiday book choices, and even gift cards, downstairs.  The sale starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m.  


Although the November book sale is the last scheduled sale of the year, patrons can access the Down Under used book area after that sale, at the following times:  Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.


The Knitting Circle meets Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.


Preschool Story Hour meets tomorrow at 10:45 a.m.  


The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration will be held this Friday, on November 2nd, at 6 p.m.   It will be an intercultural experience to learn of a holiday of our neighboring country to the South--Mexico.  It is a life-affirming celebration, with lots of colors and joy, remembering those who have passed on.  The movie “Coco” will be shown and there will be brightly colored and festive sugar skull cookies, cider and treat bags.  It will start at 6 p.m.


The Down Cellar Poets are changing their meeting date & time to the first Sunday of the month, from 1:00-3:00 pm at the library.  Jimmy Pappas is the facilitator of this group.


The Board of Trustees has changed their meeting day in November because of the Veterans’ Day holiday.  They will now meet on Monday, November 5th, at 4 p.m.  This is an open meeting for anyone interested in the administration of the library.


The Policy Committee of the library has scheduled their next meeting for November 14th at 4 p.m.  This committee is reviewing all the current library policies and revising/updating them, as necessary.  This is also an open meeting.



“Breaking News From North Pole”


The Chichester Police Department received a call from the big man in the red coat, “santa”, and well i guess you would say he is starting early to get organized for the big day. He has accepted our request to be helpers to his organization for another year. It’s quite an honor you know to have Santa call you personally and hire you for the biggest job of the year.


So... we have applications for assistance at the Chichester Police Department. They must be filled out completely so we get our orders correct for him. They must be turned in to the Chichester Police Department by December 19, 2018. You must be a Chichester resident. Unfortunately we have to restrict it to children eighteen and younger. We try to fill the “needs” category first and then things in the “want” category. We really have to play by Santa’s rules. Questions: call 798-4911 Chichester Police. 


Please stop by and get an application for each child and fill it out completely and return to the Chichester Police Department. 


Once again the Chichester Food Pantry will be handling the food baskets for Christmas, so please contact the Town Hall.





To the Voters of Senate District 17:

In a few weeks, you will have the opportunity to make important decisions that will impact the State of New Hampshire for the next two years. There are many important issues facing the state, but none is more important than public education.


In a system that bases much of school funding on an inequitable property tax and makes local citizens bear the burden of carrying most of the load, it is important to look at the voting records of legislators on public education. SB 193, perhaps the most onerous bill on public education last term, would have siphoned public money to private schools, thus either raising local property taxes or reducing services in public schools. That bill, introduced by “The Tax Fighter,” Sen. John Reagan, was supported by every Republican state representative in the eleven-town district. That, by the way, is a total of 16 state representatives.


The only three Democratic state representatives from District 17 voted against the bill. It was narrowly defeated, thanks in part to sixteen courageous Republicans from across the state (none from District 17) who voted against Gov. Sununu’s and their party’s recommendation.


SB 193 will undoubtedly be filed again if the Senate and the House have a Republican majority and Gov. Sununu is re-elected. How do you make sure that this doesn’t happen? Vote for Molly Kelly, a champion of public education. Vote for Chris Roundy, Democratic candidate for state senate in District 17. Vote for your local Democratic candidates for state representative. You will be casting a vote for strong supporters of public education and renouncing those who wish to divert public money to fund private education.


Rep. David Doherty

Merrimack 20 (Pembroke and Chichester)












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