Chichester NH News

September 19, 2018




Please join the Chichester Youth Association for our 17th annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 22nd at Beaver Meadow Golf Course.  Registration begins at 8:00am and shotgun tee-off at 9:00am.  Registration fees of $100.00 per golfer includes green fees, cart and lunch. For more information please contact Ian Berkeley at 603-496-3056 or Thank you in advance for your support.





The Chichester Central School School Board is looking to fill 2 to 4 vacancies on the Voluntary School Budget Advisory Group. The objective of the group is to review and analyze the upcoming school budget and to present their observation, suggestions and recommendations to the school board.


This group is made up of registered voters from the town of Chichester. Members will attend School Board meetings from October - March in order to hear all pertinent details as the budget develops.


To either apply or seek further information, contact Heather Chiavaras at or 798-3482.



Thanks to everyone who made the primary elections run so smoothly on September 11.



The Chichester Heritage Commission meets the third Thursday of every month. The September meeting is Thursday, September 20, at 7 p.m. at the Library. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.



The Down Under Book Store at the Chichester Library will be open on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9 to 12.  We have thousands of children and youth books, mysteries, westerns, sci-fi, fiction and non-fiction books.   Also, puzzles, CDs, audios and DVDs.  Come and get your winter reading.



The Community Design Charrette Team will meet on Monday, September 24th, at 7 p.m. in the Historical Society Museum on Main Street.  All are welcome to attend.



Pepper Steak is on the menu for the Free Community Supper on Wednesday, September 26, at the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall. These meals are served twice a month, and all are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted and used to pay the costs of future suppers.



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Autumn begins this Sunday, September 23rd.  On Saturday, September 22nd, The Attic will have a summer close-out.  Everything 1/2 price!  Special on books: paperbacks 2/25Ę;  hardcover 2/50Ę-no bag sales.


GPS: 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


The library joins the community in expressing our sorrow for the loss of Jeff Jordan.  His support of library programs was always appreciated, as was his long-standing involvement with the community, particularly as a member of the Board of Selectmen.


The Knitting Circle meets every Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, under the facilitation of Sharon Pinckney.  It is never too early to start your holiday projects.


Preschool Story and Craft Hour is tomorrow, September 13th, at 10:45 a.m.  Bring your littler ones and join in the fun.


Come and enjoy ďColoring & CoffeeĒ (and conversation) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. Donít let the name mislead you.  There will also be tea available, along with doughnuts/snacks.  Coloring sheets are being provided by the Library.  This activity is known to release stress, as well as providing an opportunity to build friendships and connect with neighbors.





Dear Chichester Voters,

With a heavy heart, I must tell you we have lost one of our most experienced, respected, and loved selectman, Jeff Jordan. 


Jeff had been a selectman almost as long as I have lived in Chichester. I am now finishing up my first full term as Selectman and I canít tell you how much I have learned from Jeff in this short time.  Anyone who has served with Jeff knows he didnít say much, but when he did it was both thoughtful and direct. 


As a citizen I didnít always agree with Jeff and after one exchange he said, ďCome sit on this side of the table and you will see it isnít so easy.Ē  I took this to heart and ran for selectman.  He was right.  It isnít easy but it is very rewarding. 


One thing that has made my term, as selectman so positive is that Jeff permeated a sense of calm even when we had contentious public comments. Never did Jeff raise his voice or get mad. He respected all our citizens and that is a lesson I have taken to heart.


Another reason my experience has been so positive is that Jeff didnít let ego come before the welfare of the town. I have had many disagreements with Jeff and even if he personally didnít agree with a position, if it was in the best interest of the town, he would change his vote.  I canít tell you how much I respected this. Many nights after a meeting Jeff would say he loves serving this town and I know that my experience with him will make me a better person as well as a better Selectman.


I will miss Jeff very much, and his legacy will live on with all the experience he has given to me and to the all the citizens he has known. God couldnít ask for a better shepherd than Jeff.


Thomas Jameson

Selectman, Chichester




Jeffrey Clay Jordan

Chichester Jordan obit.jpg

Jeffrey Clay Jordan was born on July 19th, 1952.  He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.  Jeff was a lifelong farmer and sheep shearer, going on to shear over 100,000 sheep throughout the northeast.  Jeff found a passion for fitness through bodybuilding and powerlifting. In 1972 he graduated from UNH with a degree in agriculture.  In that same year, he placed 3rd in the Mr. New Hampshire bodybuilding competition. 


In 1974 he married Deborah Grant.  They were married for over 44 years and had three children; Julie, Jeff, and Emily.  They also have six grandchildren who he dearly loved.  


Jeff was a lifetime resident of Chichester and served as a town selectmen and in other capacities for over 23 years. He was also heavily involved in and supportive of 4H and the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers Association. 


Jeff was called home to heaven on September 7th.  He was an active member of the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene where his service was held on September 15th.  


Daddy, please catch us a delicious bass in Heaven.












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