Chichester NH News

June 27, 2018


Caramba Soccer Camp is returning to Chichester again this year. This is a great camp to get the kids ready for soccer season. 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.



The deadline for CYA Soccer registrations and Caramba Soccer camp registration forms is July 15th. Please send them in soon, so no one misses the deadline.



Happy Birthday to Richard Hammond on June 28, Kyle Menard on June 29, and Karen Michael on July 4.



The Annual Picnic at Thunder Bridge on Depot Road, hosted by the Chichester Historical Society, will take place on Monday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a sandwich and a lawn chair. This Historical Society will provide lemonade, watermelon, and desserts. In case of rain there will be an indoor picnic at the Historical Society Museum, 49 Main Street.



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


June has just flown by!  Thank you for your donations, and a special Thank You from the Liberty House for those who donated for the homeless veterans.  They were very appreciative.  Right now, they do not need any more winter clothing as they have to put it in storage. 


June 28th is the last Thursday of the month which means 1/2 price day! Stock up on summer tees, tanks and shorts. There is a tub of boys bathing suits and shorts under the men’s pants.


Rte. 28,Chichester.  Mon.8-12; Tues. & Thur. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4  (Come see who is back on Thursday for the summer!)



Chichester Town Library News


The Knitting Circle meets throughout the year on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m.  


The Summer Reading Program, entitled “Libraries Rock!,” kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, the 28th, at 10:30 a.m. with “Messy Art Day.”  Besides signing up, kids can expect a fun morning, to include:  rock painting, a volcano, sand painting, tie-dying t-shirts (bring your own shirt to dye), ice chalk painting and puzzling with mosaic stickers.  Please see the separate article in this edition of the Suncook Valley Sun for further information about the summer’s activities.


Next week is Independence Day, a holiday celebrating our freedom.  Besides wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday, the library has two events planned that help highlight the country and its foundations.  First, on Friday July 6th (and with the assistance of Humanities To Go) at 7 p.m. at the Grange/Town Hall, “Songs of Emigration: Storytelling through Traditional Celtic Music” will be presented by well-known, award-winning fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki.  This should be another exceptional evening for all.  There is no cost and refreshments will be available.  


Secondly, the library will be featuring patriotic-themed books at the July 7th Book Sale, from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m.  Look for specially priced books displayed for your convenience and pleasure.  Acknowledging that the summer often brings vacations that include relaxing and enjoying a good book, we will also be displaying “Good Books to Read” at the book sale.  Knowing this is very subjective, expect to see a couple of different genres featured.  Hope to see you there!


The Down Cellar Poets group, facilitated by Jimmy Pappas, is expected to meet on Monday, July 2nd, at 7 p.m.




Chichester Town Library Summer Reading Program


“Schools Out for the Summer” was a popular song announcing the excitement for the season of no homework and lots of playtime.  In about a week, our kids are often already saying, “What’s there to do?”


Never fear, your library is here with lots of fun activities planned in conjunction with the national libraries summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!”  The kick-off is on Thursday, June 28th at 10:30 a.m. with a Messy Art Day.  At that time, kids should come in to sign up for their participation throughout the summer; although, if they can’t be there that day, sign-ups can occur whenever they come into the library.  There will be contracts to sign, one for kids ages 3-6 and one for those 7-18 years old.  The contract for the younger ones is to read as many books as possible over the summer, keeping track of what books they have read on a sheet that will be provided.  For every book they read, they should then come into the library, tell Librarian Caroline or, in her absence, a staff member about the story and show them the book.  They will then get a prize.  At the end of the summer, they can turn in their book list for even more prizes.


Kids ages 7-18 are expected to read at least five books over the summer and will turn in their list at the finale of the Summer Reading Program on August 8th.  Prizes from Chucksters or Frekey’s will be awarded at that time.  


In the meantime, Messy Art Day activities will include a volcano, rock painting, sand painting, tie-dying t-shirts (bring your own shirt to dye), ice chalk painting and puzzling with mosaic stickers.  Even though some of the activities have been planned for outside and, therefore, are weather dependent, there will still be lots to do if it rains.  


Chichester Town Library will be rocking with turtles on Thursday, July 19th at 10:30 a.m. when Mary, aka the Turtle Lady, will be here for her presentation recommended for kids 3-10 years of age.  An additional sign-up is needed.


Monday, July 23rd, the Lighthouse A Capella Voice Ensemble will be coming to the Town Hall/Grange at 7 p.m. to help us, “Rock the Libraries.”  


On Thursday, July 26th at 10:30 a.m., “Schoolhouse Rock” will be rocking at the library.  There will be free popcorn and stories, followed by playing with a mosaic sticker puzzle.


On Wednesday, August 1st at 3 p.m., the library is privileged to bring the Hampstead Stage Company to the Grange/Town Hall at 3 p.m. to present “Treasure Island.”  This is a national, educational touring company that strives to bring the classics to life.  This live performance will be followed by an ice cream social.


August 8th marks the finale of the Summer Reading Program at the library.  The Fisher Cats mascot will be arriving at 5 p.m., when a scavenger hunt will commence.  This will be followed by the movie, “School of Rock,” at approximately 6 p.m., during which there will be pizza and lemonade.  The movie is rated as PG 13; therefore, kids must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver, even though it is also touted as being suitable for families.  



Your Chichester Cemeteries


Cemeteries are the kind of thing most people don’t even think about until they need one.  Not so the Cemetery Trustees in Chichester.  This new group of volunteers cares about the maintenance and appearance of our numerous cemeteries and wants to make whatever improvements we can.


To that end, a public forum was held on May 3rd, where residents shared thoughts and feelings about how our cemeteries are being managed.  One issue among them – the way many plots are decorated and what is allowable. In turn, the trustees shared the decades old rules and regulations regarding what is allowable and what, for safety and appearance, is not.  Please understand these rules are not arbitrary, they contribute to both the safety of cemetery workers and their equipment as well as help keep costs down by not requiring they perform extra work.


On June 7, the trustees met at Leavitt Cemetery for the first day of cleanup.  In accordance with the rules, items such as dated plastic flowers were removed, as was some memorabilia.  All items worth saving were gently laid at the post where the Rules and Regs are posted.  (Unfortunately, they were inadvertently thrown out by folks thinking they were helping clean the area.)  Additionally, we will be placing signs on those graves that are not in compliance asking folks to clean up as best they can so their sites are in accordance with the rules.


We understand that gravesites are lovingly tended - some with small flowers and perhaps an American flag.  But some have many items of memorabilia, or large shrubs, or flower pots and urns that lie in the path of mowers.  Please acquaint yourself with the do’s and don’ts, and decorate your loved one’s final resting place accordingly.


We will be organizing a cleanup day for Pineground Cemetery in the near future.  Once cleanups are complete, the Trustees will be looking at capital improvements to make our cemeteries as beautiful as they can be.


As always, your comments are welcomed.  Our next scheduled meeting will be held Thursday, June 28th at the Town Offices.  Cemetery Trustees are David Pinckney, Chair, Mark McIntosh and Linda Fisher, Trustees and Tammy Jameson and Leslie Ari, Alternates.












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