with the help of the Historical Society, will be holding a Memorial
Day program on Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grange/Town
Hall. As part of the program, Paul Sanborn will talk about the
experiences of Henry Sanborn, who was a Civil War Veteran from
Chichester. On display will be many artifacts from the Chichester
Historical Society that relate to Henry Sanborn’s participation in
the War. The program is being held on the “traditional” Memorial Day
so as not to interfere with other celebrations in the area.
There are two Community
Supper dates left in this season. May 23 is Aztec Rice and May 30th
will be a cookout with hamburgers and hot dogs. The Community
Suppers take place at the Parish Hall of the Chichester United
Methodist Church. They are free and open to the public.
Happy Birthday to Tracie
Davison on May 24.
Lasell College announced
the students named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List. Students with
this accomplishment are full-time degree candidates who completed 12
or more credits in the spring semester, with a grade point average
of 3.5 or higher. This semester’s Dean’s List encompasses a total of
707 students from all class years, including 126 members of the
school’s first-year class.
Shannon Downey of Chichester for making the spring 2018 Dean’s List.
BCEP Holiday Reminder
The facility will be
closed on Monday AND Tuesday, May 28th and 29th in observance of
Memorial Day. When a holiday falls on a normal day of closure,
the facility will observe the following day as its holiday.
This is no different than
the Federal guidelines when the holiday falls on a Sunday, the
following Monday is observed as the holiday.
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
The Attic is now a
drop-off location for The Liberty House in Manchester. They provide
clothes and food for homeless veterans. If you do drop-off items
destined for The Liberty House, please mark the bag accordingly.
Some items that are
needed now are: tuna, canned meat, mac & cheese, canned soup,
ravioli, tents, tarps, backpacks, sweat pants, and gym shorts. There
is a full list at the shop.
This week, there is a
nautical theme, lots of shells, wind chimes, and items found at the
sea shore. We are closed Memorial Day, Monday the 28th.
Please honor all of our veterans and those on active duty. They are
Open Tues. & Thurs 8-4;
Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. Closed Fri & Sun. Cash & Check
only. 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy Chichester 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library News
With the number of
activities the library has had over the past two weeks, the upcoming
week is quieter than usual as the calendar approaches Memorial Day
weekend. The library has books that look at the nation’s involvement
in wars and military actions, which may help readers better
understand what was going on in the world, at that time.
Whatever the reasons were, the dedication of our men and women of
the military, especially those who lost their lives, should never be
forgotten. Neither should the sacrifices of their families be
forgotten. The library joins with everyone else in reflecting,
remembering and honoring those who gave all for our nation.
The library will be
closed for Memorial Day and no library programs are scheduled.
Even with a less active
week for events, the library itself has a lot going on. Have
you visited lately? Walking through to the main room of the
library, if you look to your right, you will see a display of some
of the books featured as part of the Public Broadcast System’s “100
Of America’s Best-Loved Novels.” This also coincides with “The
Great American Read.”
If you look to the left,
the eyes of younger generation will go to some free comic books and
activity books—just for them. There’s always something for
everyone at the library.
The Knitting Circle will
be meeting Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m.
The Pre-school Story Hour
does meet tomorrow, May 24th, at the library at 10:30 a.m.
Looking ahead, the next
Down Cellar Used Book Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd,
beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. People may
have noticed some gaps on the shelves at the last sale. That
is always good news, because it means that a number of sales have
been made; however, we strive to have as good of a selection as
possible. More books have been received over the month to fill
in those gaps and entice readers.
Chichester Sanborn Scholarship
The Sanborn Scholarship,
in memory of Herbert L. Sanborn, Alice E. Sanborn, and Melvin D.
Sanborn, is awarded annually to a Chichester student (or students)
seeking assistance in obtaining post-secondary education.
The recipient(s) will be
selected on the basis of need, personal accomplishments, and
academic potential and performance. Forms may be obtained
through the guidance departments of high schools enrolling
Chichester students or at the Chichester Central School Office and
are due no later than Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
BCEP Ode To Recycling
Have you heard, it’s all over the news?
Planet Mother Earth is singing the blues.
World-wide recycling markets have crashed,
Some paper and plastic are now getting trashed.
Not good for the planet and here goes the budget.
Can’t tell the taxpayers we’re just gonna fudge it!
What once was a profit, is now an expense,
Thanks in big part to China’s “Green Fence.”
We’re sorting and baling and doing our best,
To sell a clean product that passes the test.
When the time comes that stops the flow of cash,
BCEP will haul recyclables along with the trash!