The Chichester Police
Department has applications for assistance through the Santa’s
Helpers program at the station. They must be filled out completely
and 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.
Questions: call 798-4911 Chichester Police.
Once again the Chichester
Food Pantry will be handling the food baskets for Christmas, so
please contact the Town Hall.
The Chichester Holiday
Food Basket Program for 2018 in cooperation with the Capital Region
Food Program is excited to provide a holiday meal and additional
food to help families over the holidays. The Chichester Food
Pantry will be accepting applications until Dec 1. The
Chichester contact for a basket is Evelyn Pike at 798-5808 ext. 1 or
stop by the town hall.
Change of Location: The
Chichester Grange Penny Sale and Soup Lunch on Saturday, December 1,
will be held at the Methodist Parish Hall, as the Grange/Town Hall
is in use. Please park in the Town Hall lot near the Green Space and
walk carefully across the street to the Parish Hall. Ticket
sales begin at 11 a.m. and numbers will be drawn beginning at 12
noon. Purchase a lunch of homemade soup to enjoy while waiting to
see what you will be bringing home. Proceeds from the sale will be
used for Operation Santa Claus.
It’s time again for Socks
for Seniors. Boxes have been placed at the Chichester Town Library
and The Attic Thrift Shop to receive your donations of new, colorful
socks in adult sizes to be given to seniors in area nursing homes at
Christmas time. The boxes will be in place until December 15. This
project is sponsored by Chichester Grange and has been well received
by recipients and donors alike.
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
November 29, is that special day- 1/2 price everything day! Books
are $1.00 a bag; super special-socks 2 for 25¢ as well as scarves!
Check out the greeting cards - normally 2 for 25¢ - today FOUR for
25¢! Specials on Christmas cards, too. Remember, if an
item is marked 25¢, you get Two 25¢ items - mix & match!
Normal Hours: Mon. 8-12;
Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. If Chichester
school is closed due to weather, we are also closed. When in doubt,
call 247-7191. 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester.
Chichester Town Library News
Sunday, December 2nd, is
a meeting of the Down Under Poetry Group. It starts at 1 p.m.
What better way to spend
your time after a frenetic holiday weekend than to come in to the
library and join in stress-reducing coloring on Tuesday morning at
Little ones, along with a
parent or caregiver, are invited in for Toddler Time at 10:30, also
on Tuesday mornings.
The Knitting Group will
be meeting on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m.
The evening of December
14th is approaching quickly. This is the date for the Pontine
Theatre’s Christmas Program, to be held at Town Hall/Grange at 7
p.m. Using the style of “toy theater,” the Pontine Theatre
selects a tale that always delights attendees.
Work continues on the
re-design of the children’s room. This is not a short-term
project, but it is certainly moving forward. Please remember
that Barbara Pappas has donated note cards and framed photographs of
backyard, nature photography to help in raising funds for this
endeavor. They make great gifts for the holiday, including
bundling some note cards, tying them with a ribbon and using them as
a hostess gift. Come in and see what is available.
No formal book sales are
planned for the winter months. However, the Down Under Used
Book area is available during hours when the library is open and
there are no meetings in the Community Room.
Although the Little
Libraries are down for the winter, the library is distributing free
books through a number of local businesses. Our mission is to
help ensure books are available to the populace and we continue our
outreach to the community. You can find selections at the
Chichester General Store, the Circle Restaurant, and Haggett’s
Marine. These sites are also expanding and/or have expanded to
include the VA Medical Center, with others under consideration.
Along that same theme,
the third graders at Chichester Center School recently toured the
library and were then given their choice of a book to take home with
them. If you were at Trunk and Treat, you might have noticed
that the library gave out books to young people there, also.
Books open the world to young minds!
Santa Is Packing Up His Sleigh
The Chichester Police
Department and The Chichester Police Association are currently
taking applications for Secret Santa. If you know of a needy family
or a senior citizen in the town of Chichester that could use a
little assistance this holiday season, please let the Chichester
Police Department know by calling 798-4911. We do not want to see
any family in need and not receive some assistance for the holidays.
There are still elderly folks that believe in Santa, so let us know
of someone that could use a little surprise for Christmas.
Every year it seems that
the demands grow, and therefore we are trying to help Santa and get
our requests to him in a timely fashion. I hear that he still has
job openings for elves, to shop and wrap. You know he is getting
older and requires lots of help himself to get the job accomplished.
CLOSING DAV FOR ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS at the Chichester Police Station will be DECEMBER 19,
2018. Thank you once more for your continued support and if you wish
to make monetary donations, please make checks out to the Chichester
Peter G Hammen
Peter G Hammen passed away at his home in Chichester NH on
November 14, 2018 after many years with Parkinson’s.
Peter was born March 3,
1935 in Munchen Germany, the son of Wilhelm and Bertha Hammen. Peter
and his family arrived in the United States in 1949, settling in
Barnstead, NH and then in Pittsfield, NH.
He served in the U. S.
Army October 1953 to October 1956. He became a U.S. citizen in 1955.
After discharge, he worked as a draftsman for electronic companies
in Manchester, NH. In 1963 he started his career with the State of
New Hampshire, Water Pollution Dept., working as a sanitarian and
soil scientist, retiring in 2004. He also Joined the New Hampshire
Air National Guard 157th in 1973, retiring as a Senior Master
Sergeant in 1995. He enjoyed his time in the Guard taking pictures
and writing articles for their newsletter, The Granite State
Refueler. He loved to travel to new places and enjoyed the guard
trips to Guam, Jamaica, Honduras, Azores, Germany, Panama, and many
places in the USA. Also yearly trips to Hawaii, for a month stay,
was his very favorite trip.
He enjoyed many hobbies
and collections, Marklin HO model railroad, collecting United Nation
and United State Stamps, comic books, and glass paperweights. He
enjoyed carpentry and woodwork, building furniture, restoring and
building old and new houses. He built stonewalls and stone wishing
wells, which are located in Chichester and New Durham, NH. He
enjoyed the years riding his many Harley Davidson motorcycles, which
included a trip to Yellowstone Park, WY and Sturgis, SD. He was a
life member of HOG (Harley Owners Group).
Family members include:
his wife of 60 years, Ruth E (Huckins) Hammen; his sons Peter A.
Hammen and wife Kathy of Chichester NH; Christian M Hammen and wife
Jennifer of Chipley, FL and Chosen son Byron W Hemeon of Belmont,
NH. He is also survied by one grandson, Dakota J. Hammen, of Camden
TN; sister Sybilla Allen and husband Ross of Northwood, NH; nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Thank you to Age At Home
caregivers who were kind and caring through the years, especially
Sherry Brochu. Also, a big thank you to our daughter-in-law, Kathy,
our niece, Elizabeth M. Collins, and our friend, Debbie Foss, for
all their love, help, concern, and caring.
At the request of the
family, services will be private and held at the convenience of the
family. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made in his memory to
Chichester Historical Society, c/o Elizabeth M. Collins, 10 Eagles
Way, Alton, NH 03809 or CRVNA The Slusser Center, 30 Pillsbury
Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Waters Funeral Home,
David Pollard, Director, is assisting the family with arrangements.