Change of Hours
Effective January 1, 2018 B.C.E.P. Solid Waste will have new hours
Tuesday – Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Scales close at 3:45PM
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Applications still being
accepted until December 15, 2017. The list of volunteers is still
monetary donations are
still being accepted. Thank you all for your many acts of kindness.
For more information
contact the Chichester Police Department Association. They are still
accepting applications, and getting information together.
On the 16th & 17th of
December, Girl Scout Troop 51640 will be wrapping presents for FREE
at the Grange Hall on Main St in Chichester. Monetary
Donations are accepted. Wrapping will be from 9 am - 3 pm. We are
very confidential wrappers! Thank you and we hope to have you there.
The Socks for Seniors
Boxes have been placed at the Chichester Library and The Attic
Thrift Shop for this year’s December sock collection. Chichester
Grange is again sponsoring this project. Buy one or more pairs of
warm and colorful socks (not necessarily Christmas-themed) and place
them in a collection box between now and December 20. The socks will
be given to folks in area nursing homes at Christmas.
The Chichester Historical
Society will hold an Open House on Sunday, December 10th, from 2-4
p.m. We invite the public to visit our museum on 54 Main Street to
see exhibit areas and enjoy refreshments and conversation. A special
display on the history of Christmas ornaments will be on view.
Braised Beef is on the
menu for the Chichester United Methodist Community Supper on
Wednesday, December 13, in the Parish Hall on Main Street. Come at 6
p.m. to enjoy a tasty meal with your neighbors and friends. These
suppers are free to all. Donations are gratefully accepted and used
toward the cost of future suppers.
Happy Birthday to Edward
Millette on December 8.
The Chichester Library
still has some boxes of unusable books (torn, dirty, stained, old
and smelly). If anyone in the community could use these as
fire-starters for a wood stove this winter, please give the Library
(798-5613) or Carolee Davison (435-4002) a call. You will have to
pick up the boxes at the Library.
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Here it is, already
December! We have several great books for every age at $1.00 a bag!
Make great stocking stuffers. Check out the Christmas CDs, vintage
cassette tapes, VCR tapes of even Rudolph and several older PC
games. There are Christmas-themed dinnerware sets and glasses and
plates to present your holiday cookies on! We will even have some
plates for 25¢ each, better than plastic or paper.
Rte. 28, 5 miles north of
the Epsom Circle, in the Chichester plaza on the left before the
Pittsfield line. Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs 8-4, Wed. 11-4 &
Sat. 104. 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library News
The magical time of the
holidays is upon us and those of us at the Chichester Library wish
you a wonderful month of memories, both past and present. We
encourage you to reach out to those less fortunate and offer a kind
word, a smile or just good wishes. The Food Pantry can always
use donations and the Police Department is working on gifts for the
little ones who might not receive them otherwise. Open your
hearts to all!
There is still time to
buy a used book, puzzle or cd from the Down Under Used Book area, as
well as some featured books upstairs. Give a reader the gift
of a library card at no cost; or, purchase a gift certificate for a
present or a stocking stuffer.
It’s also a magical time
at the library, since we are welcoming our new Library Director.
Please welcome Jackie Heath right along with us by stopping by and
saying hello. We are fortunate to have her.
Preschool Story and Craft
hour will be held tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th, at 10:30 a.m.
The Memory Café will be
held at the Epsom Library on Monday, December 11th at 2 p.m.
The theme is “Holiday Generosity.” Caregivers and people
living with memory loss are invited to come and enjoy music,
refreshments, activities and supportive socialization.
The Board of Trustees is
meeting on Monday, December 11th at 4 p.m.
A special offering will
be held on Monday, December 11th at 7 p.m. when Tom Downey and Bruce
Dawson present an “Introduction to Web Sites.” This
presentation is geared toward farmers and small business owners, but
others are also welcome. It recognizes that our local farmers
and/or small business owners may not have the monetary or technical
resources to hire someone to create their own web sites; but, that
doesn’t mean they can’t have one. Come to see what this is all
There was an error in
last week’s submission concerning the Evening Book Club. It is
meeting on Wednesday, December 13th, at 7 p.m. The book that
will be discussed is Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory
Don’t forget that on
Friday, December 15th is the Pontine Theatre’s presentation of “A
New England Christmas” at 7 p.m. at the Grange.
Some of the holiday
schedule changes include the Down Cellar Writers having already met
this month, when they combined their meeting with the Down Cellar
Poets on December 4th. The library will be closed on Saturday,
December 23rd, as well as Monday, December 25th, in celebration of
Christmas. Also, there will be no Preschool Story and Craft
Hour on December 28th.
Community Greenspace Gazebo Fund Challenge
If you travel “Historic
Main Street” in Chichester,
you may have noticed the
fund-raising thermometer attached to a tree near the Greenspace. We
are nearing our goal of $10,000. Here’s your,chance to have
ownership in the gazebo/Greenspace project.
A challenge has been
issued by an anonymous donor. If $1,000 is raised by the end of the
year, the donor will match the amount up to the $1,000, thus
leveraging the amount to $2,000. What a wonderful opportunity to
reach the goal!
We are looking for many
donors to meet this cha11enge - $5, $10, $25, or even a dollar or
two. Small amounts add up and make a powerful statement of community
Donations may be sent to:
Chichester Heritage Commission, c/o Gazebo Fund, 54 Main St.,
Chichester, NH 03258. For information about the Greenspace Project,
contact Lucille at 798-5709, or Bernie Reinhardt at 736-7074.
A Huge Thank You!!!
Submitted By Donna
Stockman, Chichester Welfare Administrator
It goes without saying
that there are some folks who give and give over and over again.
Dominicks Restaurant is one of those that continually give, even
when they are down. This family has chosen to give to the town of
Chichester and Pittsfield over and over again. Lori and Dominick
have initiated into their children that that’s just what you do. If
you have the ability and the means to raise awareness about a need,
then you do it. The Food Pantry in chichester has been lucky to be
one of the recipient’s of the rewards. As long as I have been
involved with the Welfare Department, Lori and Dominick have given
of themselves to provide a gathering spot for dropping of food and
health care items for the Food Pantry. At Thanksgiving they collect
food, and money to put together baskets.
Then there is Sanels
Auto. Just a little different they collect the food from the
employees and make up the baskets complete with all the goodies.
Kudos to the employees at Sanels for your continued support, so that
those less fortunate may have a good healthy meal.
Frank and Susan Merrill
donated turkeys to the Chichester Thanksgiving cause. It goes
without saying that generous people are what makes this world a
nicer place to live.
And to my anonymous
donor, who comes every year without fail and hands me two one
hundred dollar bills to be used for Thanksgiving baskets and also
for Secret Santa, thank you!
It’s a pleasure working
the Chichester Welfare position. And it’s for generous folks like
this that make it a pleasure. Thank you all, once again.