Chichester NH News

June 13, 2018


CYA Soccer registrations and Caramba Soccer camp registration forms have been sent home from school. The deadline for soccer registration forms is July 15th. Please take the time before you get busy with summer fun to send them in, so no one misses the deadline.



Caramba Soccer Camp is returning to Chichester again this year. This is a great camp to get the kids ready for soccer season. Jorge and his team of coaches do a great job. Please read the fine print on the bottom of the registration form. If you are from Chichester and are signing up for the Chichester camp, there is a discounted price for Chichester residents.



Many thanks to all who participated in the Memorial Day Celebration on May 30. Special thanks to the Historical Society and Paul Sanborn for their presentation on Henry Sanborn, Civil War Veteran. Also, a special shout-out to the Boy Scouts who presented the flag and placed the memorial wreath.



Chichester Grange will meet on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Grange Hall.



Happy Birthday to Jason Brudniak on June 12, Michael McLaughlin on June 13, and Rebecca Boisvert on June 16.



Happy Anniversary to Joshua and Brianne Stone on June 16.




Solid Waste District


JULY 1, 2018


Due to escalating costs for disposal of trash and construction debris, the District Committee has voted to increase the scale fee to $0.10 per pound, effective July 1, 2018.  


Anyone who does not separate their refuse under the mandatory recycling guidelines, MUST pay for disposal at the facility regardless if you are a resident or property owner in the District.  The same applies to construction debris.  This policy has been in effect since January of 1991.  **********************


Recycling markets worldwide are in crisis and it is getting harder and harder to sell an acceptable load for shipment. Some loads we are paying to ship to market.  This has had a very negative impact to our budget.  More and more recyclable materials are going back into the trash purely because we cannot sell them, the cost to ship them is too high or we do not have enough room to store them indefinitely.  On the other side of the issue, New Hampshire is running out of landfill space to bury all this trash.  The committee is actively exploring options to secure the shipment and movement of all our waste and recyclables.



Don’t put up a stink – tell us what you think!  


The BCEP Solid Waste District Committee is hosting an informal survey to gather input on changing hours of operation.  We would like to know if opening earlier by one hour each day would be helpful or remaining open later one evening during the week would be more beneficial.  Evening hours would only be available from April 1st – Columbus Day weekend.  Please call 435-6237 or email with your opinion. 



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


June brings us Flag Day, the 14th, and Father’s Day, this Sunday,  the 17th. We have many nice collar shirts for Dad (think golf, etc.) and barbeque tools. Perhaps Dad would like a nice long fork or spatula for the grill! 


GPS 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester. Mon. Tues & Thurs. Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  Closed Fri. & Sun. Cash or check only.  Look for Specials on Facebook.



Chichester Town Library News


The Knitting Circle will be meeting Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. 


The Evening Book Club meets Wednesday, the 13th, at 7 p.m.  The book to be read and discussed for the next meeting on July 11th is My Life in France, by Julia Child.


The last Preschool Story and Craft Hour for this school year will meet on Thursday, June 14th.   A therapy dog will be a part of the hour, which should add to all of the fun activities and be enjoyed by all who attend.  


Saturday, June 16th, will be a Senior Citizens’ Breakfast, hosted by the Teen Advisory Group.  It will be held at the Fire House at 9 a.m.  A sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk.  Please let the teens know you are coming.


Monday, June 18th, the Lovers of the Chichester Library will be meeting.  


Also on Monday, the 18th, there will be a special program at 7 p.m.presented by NH Fish and Game on bobcats.  There will be information on the natural history of bobcats, habitat needs and the implications of research findings for their future management.  We know we have them here in Chichester, so this informational program should certainly be of interest to many of us.


As announced earlier, the Summer Reading Program is entitled “Libraries Rock!”  The Chichester Library is kicking things off with a “Messy Art Day” on Thursday, June 28th, at 10:30 a.m.  What is “messy art?”  Well, for the this event, it includes rock painting, a volcano, sand painting, tie-dyed t-shirts (bring your own shirt to dye), ice chalk painting and a mosaic sticker puzzle.  Now that’s a rocking kick-off!


Future dates to remember include a concert by the Ukeladies on June 20th at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall and a late afternoon of adult coloring on Monday, June 25th, starting at 4 p.m.



Town of Chichester Receives $250 Community Spirit Grant


Employee-Directed Mini-Grant Program Has Awarded $5.7 Million to Non-Profits in New England Since 2002


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced that the Town of Chichester was awarded $250 from the Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. Michael Stamowlaros, an employee of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care affiliate, NTT Data, nominated the organization for the award. Funds will be used to support the local food pantry.


To commemorate those Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Harvard Pilgrim and the Foundation created the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. This program allows each Harvard Pilgrim and NTT Data employee to award a $250 - $500 grant, completely funded by the Foundation, to the local charity of his or her choice each calendar year. Since this community grants program began in 2002, Harvard Pilgrim employees have directed more than $5.7 million to thousands of organizations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. 


“We are so fortunate to have generous and dedicated employees who enrich our company and the communities in which we all live and work,” said Karen Voci, President of the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation. “The Mini-Grant program is a wonderful way to support our employees as philanthropists and to help them make an impact in their own cities and towns.”


In 2017, more than 95% of Harvard Pilgrim employees participated in at least one form of service or giving through volunteering, the Mini-Grants program, or Harvard Pilgrim’s annual Employee Fundraising Campaign.












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