Chichester NH News

July 18, 2018


The Chichester Heritage Commission will meet on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the Chichester Town Library. Heritage Commission meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.



The Chichester Community Design Charrette Team will meet on Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m.  at the Historical Society Museum on 49 Main Street. The Charrette Team meets every 4th Monday and the public is always welcome to attend any meeting.



Happy Birthday to Mason Pillsbury on July 22.



If you missed the July 15 deadline, Soccer Registrations will be accepted until July 27 with a $10.00 late fee per registration. After July 27 registrations will not be accepted, so please be sure to get them in. Remind your neighbors and friends.



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


For the crafters we have some very nice articles of 100% wool clothing. They can be purchased for $1.00 each. Keep as the jacket or skirt, or they can be used for winter mittens, etc.


We also have some nice patterns at 25˘ each!  More tennis rackets came in and other summer toys, like roller blades!


GPS:  345 Suncook Valley Rd. Chichester., NH.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191  (Watch for our special Sat. July 28th--we are not doing Christmas in July, instead, there will be outdoor sale-all items 25˘ and 50˘ (and there may be a few Christmas items in the mix!).  Also, we will be taking names, ages, and boy or girl for backpacks!



Chichester Town Library News


The Library Rocks (Summer Reading Program) with the program “Wild About Turtles,” tomorrow (Thursday, July 19th) at 10:30 a.m. Mary, the Turtle Lady, has advised that this program is particularly appropriate for kids ages 3-10, and sign-ups have been requested.  


On Monday, July 23rd at 7 p.m., the Lighthouse A Capella Voice Ensemble under the direction of David Borchers will present a musical program at the Town Hall.  This group consists of eight, home-schooled young people, who will be singing some familiar hymns and a few other light favorite songs for the audience’s enjoyment.


Thursday, July 26th at 10:30 a.m., the library will continue rocking with the viewing of an episode(s) of the “School House Rock” show.  “School House Rock” aired from January of 1973 through March of 2009, teaching kids a variety of educational subjects with illustrations and music.  Each episode was fun learning for all.  The library will have free popcorn for attendees.  After the show, kids will play with a mosaic puzzle.


Not signed up for the Summer Reading Program?  There’s always time to do so.  See or contact Librarian Caroline to join in the rocking good time.


Monday, July 23rd, the Down Cellar Writers will be meeting at 7 p.m. at the library.


A final thought to share:  At the past Down Under Used Book Sale, one customer joined a conversation about the importance of libraries.  She related that, years before, a co-worker had asked her how all of her kids were so successful (doctor, lawyer, educator, writer, reader, etc.).  She told that co-worker, and shared with those of us in the conversation, that it was going to the library.  She first read to them, when they didn’t know how to read, yet.  Then, she took them to the library to look at books and listen to the stories.  Visits to the library continued, as those kids grew and read at higher and higher levels.  Thus, she said, their success is attributed to visiting libraries and reading books.  We thank her for that wonderful testimony to the importance of libraries.



Frekey’s And The Chichester Town Library

It is always important to recognize community leadership—something that is often not done.  And, when a person(s) and/or business continues to support something as vitally important as a community library, they should be called out and brought forward.  That is what we are doing with Frekey’s.  Carol Frekey-Harkness and family have always been a proponent of the Chichester Town Library.  Every summer they can be counted on to provide coupons for free ice cream to those participating in the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  And, the Library certainly thanks them for that.


But, it has recently been brought to our attention that they are also now participating in the Little Free Library effort.  There is a Little Free Library now located at Frekey’s second location in Penacook.  That little library, like those at the Town Hall and Carpenter Park, was made by the hands of many.  Carol recently came to the Down Cellar Used Book Sale to pick up a quantity of children’s books for her new effort.  These books will help stock that library, where kids can take a book to read, whether it is to borrow or to keep.


Frekey’s continues to succeed in Chichester, for which we are thankful.  In addition, the Library thanks Carol and family for their continued support, both of the library and for reading.  We also wish her well in the second Frekey’s location in Penacook.  Thanks!












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