Herb Chicken is on
the menu at the Community Supper on April 25 at the United Methodist
Parish Hall. Come at 6 p.m. and enjoy the free meal with your
friends and neighbors. Donations are gratefully accepted and used
toward the cost of future suppers.
Chichester Grange will
hold its annual Awards Night on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the
Grange Hall. A Community Citizen, a Fire Fighter, an Educator, a
Postal Worker, an Outstanding Youth, and a Local Business will be
recognized. Refreshments will follow the presentations.
Happy Birthday to Chris
Millette on April 29, Joshua Stone on April 30, and Timothy Harris
on May 1.
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
It seems to have come
very fast this month. Tomorrow, April 26th, is the last Thursday of
the month.Therefore, 1/2 price day! Help us clear out winter
clothing (don’t forget socks, jackets, sweaters) and bargain
We are on Rte. 28, 345
Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester. Open Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs 8-4;
Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191. Cash & Check only, no
We accept small household
items and clothes. No furniture or computer equipment, and please do
not leave anything outside when we are not open. Rain damage
just gets your donations a trip to the dump.
Chichester Town Library
School Vacation is this
week. Looking for something for the kids to do? Tonight,
at 6 p.m., there will be a Movie Night. “Ferdinand,” all about
a very big bull with a very big heart is the selection. Fresh
popped popcorn will also be available.
Although there is no
Pre-school Story Hour tomorrow, there is Lego Time at 10:30 a.m. for
those interested. Only their imagination is the limiting
factor when working with Legos.
And, the library has a
couple of Fun Passes, which can be used for reduced entrance fees to
various activities in the New England area.
The Knitting Circle will
meet this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Please note on your
calendar that the May Down Under Used Book Sale is scheduled for
Saturday, May 5th, from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. This is also the annual
As a reminder to all, the
Down Under Used Book area is closed to the public on Thursday and
Friday prior to the book sales. In addition, the area is
closed during scheduled programs, meetings or events as a courtesy
to those using the community room.
And, last but not least,
there was a huge turnout for last week’s vibraphone concert with
Rich Araldi. There were over fifty in attendance.
Multigenerational families were there, along with neighbors and
relatives who haven’t seen each other throughout the winter season.
Mr. Araldi presented us with wonderful music and entertainment.
Thanks to all for coming!
Chichester Poet Wins
Chichester poet Jimmy
Pappas’s poem, “Bobby’s Story,” was the winner of the Readers Choice
Award in the prestigious poetry journal Rattle. “Bobby’s Story” was
one of ten finalists selected by the editors out of a total of over
15,000 submitted poems. The subscribers then voted for their
favorite and selected Jimmy’s poem as the winner, a great honor in
the world of poetry.
Jimmy’s work describes
significant experiences in the life of a Vietnam veteran named
Bobby, using his own words and the words of several other veterans.
You can read the poem and listen to an audio of Jimmy reciting it by
going online to
Jimmy promised Bobby
before he died that he would make him famous in a poem. Now Jimmy
hopes that readers will pass the link on to other people around the
world. They can learn about what Bobby went through in his life and
see him as a heroic but flawed human being.
Jimmy’s love of poetry is
well-known in the state, as he participates in the Poetry Society of
New Hampshire and also facilitates the “Down Cellar Poetry Group” of
the Chichester Town Library. The Poetry Group meets the first Monday
of the month, at the library. Our congratulations are extended to
Competes At The American Legion National Oratorical Contest
1: David Testerman (front
row, far right), with other competitors and representatives of the
American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, at the New Hampshire
Junior Oratorical Contest at Saint Anselm’s College.
(center), with her parents, Martha and Patrick Testerman, at the
American Legion National Oratorical Contest in Indianapolis.
Hana Testerman of
Chichester recently competed at the American Legion National
Oratorical Contest in Indianapolis, IN. As the New Hampshire
champion, she joined 52 other competitors representing every state,
the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and France. The contest
exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S.
Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has
presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that
teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s
laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding
of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American
Following in his sister’s
footsteps, David Testerman competed this year in New Hampshire’s
Junior Oratorical Contest, the only one of its kind in the nation.
The contest is open to middle school students and is modeled after
the national competition. After winning his district-level
contest earlier in the year, he won second place at the statewide
contest held at Saint Anselm’s College earlier this month. He
hopes to compete next year at the high school level.
To learn more about this
program, you can contact your local American Legion post or visit
the contest website:
Great Memories With First
Lady Mrs. Bush Whom Came As My Guest To Chichester Central School
Submitted By Teresa Evans
Paradis Founder/Executive Director of Live and Let Live Farm’s
Mrs Bush visits
Chichester Central School 1991.
Sabrinna, President Bush, Teresa, and Mrs. Bush 1991.
GREAT MEMORIES: In
the early 90’s I had done work with the advance team under the
direction of Governor Hugh Gregg, working beside Secret Service for
President Bush, first lady Mrs.Bush and V.P. Dan and Marilyn Quayle.
One day Gov. Hugh Gregg called me and asked if I would like to do
something with first lady, Mrs. Bush and I chose to bring her to our
school, Chichester Central School, in Chichester NH where my
daughter Sabrina was in 7th grade.
To set up the visit; I
called the Principal at Chichester school to ask if he would like
the first lady, Mrs. Bush to come for a visit ? I said, Mr.
Armstong, this is Teresa and I was wondering if you would like First
Lady Mrs. Bush to come for a visit to Chichester School ? The phone
was silent for a few moments and than he asked, UM when, and I went
on to say, how about next Tuesday at 2 pm, Once again the phone went
silent for a few moments!!!
What an enjoyable moment
to have First Lady Mrs. Bush as a part of our School and our
town..... I also set Mrs.Bush up for a media interview with
owners Tony and Steve, at our favorite pizza restaurant in Epsom.
Great memories working with all these great and wonderful people.
Rest in Peace with many
Blessings Mrs. Bush, you had a hand in making a difference for so