Valley Artisans Opening For 2009
We, at Valley Artisans, are happy to announce our re-opening for the
2009 season. We opened on April 25th. Our hours are: Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. , Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
These hours are subject to change according to the membership and
economy. We still have the most talented Artisans in New Hampshire.
Come in and enjoy our historic building and the rustic atmosphere. We
have the items you are looking for.
www.valleyartisansnh.org Located in Epsom, N.H.
10 Goboro Rd. 1/4
mile east from the Epsom traffic circle, Rts. 4& 202. Take a left at the
Epsom Fire Department Offers Program For Students Interested In Fire And
The Epsom Fire Department will hold an open house for
students in the Epsom, NH Area ages 14 to 20 to learn about careers in Fire
and Emergency Services. Topics such as Disaster Relief, Fire Engine
Operations, Fire Behavior, Basic Arson Investigation, Forcible Entry
Techniques, Hazmat Training, Mediation Skills, and Wildfire Behavior are
only a few of the areas students will study.
The Open House will be held
on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Epsom Fire Department
(1714 Dover Road). At that time, students and their parents will have the
opportunity to ask questions about the program. In addition to career
exploration, this co-ed program teaches students about ethical decision
making through positive social interaction, leadership development,
refinement of problem-solving skills, and service to others.
Fire Explorer post is a great program for high school students interested in
a career in fire or emergency services,” says Dion DeCarli, lead advisor for
the Epsom Fire Post. “They will have the opportunity to interact with
professionals in the fire and emergency services, participate in hands-on
activities, and learn about the wide range of career options available.”
The registration fee for the Epsom Fire Explorer Post is $11.00, which
covers all activities, meetings, and insurance for the2007-08 school year.
If you or a teenage student you know is interested in the Epsom Fire
Exploring program, please RSVP to Dion DeCarli at 736-9291.
You can join
Exploring at anytime. For more information on Exploring contact Heidi Foisy
at 603-625-6431 Ext 126.
About Exploring: Exploring is a career-based
program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth
grade) or 15 through 20 years old. Exploring is based on a unique and
dynamic relationship between youth and the business organizations in their
communities. Local community organizations initiate a career-oriented
Explorer posts by matching their people and program resources to the
interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of
activities that helps youth pursue their career interests, grow, and
develop. There are approximately 1,100 youth enrolled in the Exploring
program at 90 locations throughout New Hampshire.
For more information,
please visit www.nhexploring.org.
The Rebekahs will be having a Family Game Night on
Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall on Short Falls Road.
Admission is free! Bring a favorite game and join the fun. Donations for the
snack table are always welcome and drinks will be available. We will be
having a raffle of new and gently used games. Contributions are welcome.
Call Vickie at 736-4707 for more info. We would like to thank the following
businesses that made donations for our April dance. Wead’s Auto Repair,
Epsom Subway, Country Cooking Circle Restaurant and Heath’s Flower Shop!
Epsom Public Library To Host American Girl Tea Party
Public Library will be hosting an American Girl Tea Party on Saturday, May
16 at 1:30 p.m. Girls and their guest are invited to a fun afternoon of
proper English tea complete with finger sandwiches, desserts and tea/punch.
Dress up in your party clothes and bring your favorite doll or stuffed
Music will be provided by Jennifer Yeaton-Parris and Cathy
The American Girl doll was created in 1986 to educate and
entertain young girls in American history.
The library will also be
having a raffle of the 2009 American Girl Doll, Chrissa, complete with a
handmade outfit made by Nancy Yeaton.
Tickets will be available at the
library. The tea is free but reservations are required as seating will be
limited. For information or reservations call the library at 736-9920.
Story Time continues on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. The
children listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy simple crafts. April themes
will include spring, flowers and bunnies! Library hours are Monday-Thursday,
10-7 and Saturday, 9-1.
Epsom Public Library Activities
On May 1 at 7:00 p.m. the Epsom
Historical Association, in conjunction with the Epsom Public Library will
present Part One of Epsom History, featuring Carlton Rand. Mr. Rand will
reprise his program on early Epsom history first presented in 2001. Because
the presentation was seven years ago the library is repeating the original
program and then will continue the history in another program in the fall.
The May program will trace the founding of Epsom by following the first
twenty home lots and the people who settled them. Settlers including the
McClary, Wallace, Blake, McCoy and Locke families struggled to set up the
town while meeting the requirements of settlement, such as building a
meetinghouse, acquiring a preacher, building the first road and a garrison
for protection. Inhabitants of Rye, Greenland, and New Castle set out to
establish their new community.
There will be refreshments served during
this entertaining and informative program.
For more information, call the
Epsom Library at 736-9920 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, May 8th
at 7:00 PM, The Friends of the Epsom Public Library will host “Two (Poetic)
Tramps in Mud Time, An Evening of Poetry,” featuring the poets Maren C.
Tirabassi of Portsmouth and Neil English of Epsom. The evening will begin
with readings of several spring poems by Robert Frost, and Frost-inspired
poems by Tirabassi. The remainder of the first half of the program will
showcase the poetry of Tirabassi and English.
After a break for refreshments, the featured poets will turn the performance
over to the members of the audience for a traditional “open mic” reading.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to share that poem you’ve written
that’s been languishing on the top of your bedroom dresser for waaay too
long, or for you to share a favorite poem written by someone else.
prepared to listen to the stories of the poems, come prepared to hear the
words sing from the page and come prepared to watch poetic images appear in
your mind’s eye. But most of all, come prepared to enjoy an evening of the
Art classes will continue on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:30
during the month of May. Children need to be accompanied by an adult who
would also enjoy participating in the activities. Mary Frambach of the
Gingerbread Cat Art Studio is the instructor. Participants must sign up in
advance. There is a materials charge for each class. Contact the library for
The book discussion group will be
discussing Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See on May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
If you would like to join the group you may pick up a copy of the book at
On May 12 at 7:00 p.m. the library will sponsor “Gardening
Basics for Vegetables.” A second workshop will be held on May 26 at 700
p.m. on “Container Gardening.” Both programs will be presented by The
University of New Hampshire Master Gardener Speakers Bureau.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, & Pittsfield:
week we had it easy in Concord - just three bills to vote on, and no debate
on any. We are also revising our ethics rules to make clearer what is a
conflict of interest and how it should be disclosed.
Executive Departments and Administration, which hears bills relating to the
structure of state government, held a hearing Thursday on SB 132, which
would create implementation plans to merge a number of departments. Over 250
people came to testify against this bill, most of them concerned about Fish
& Game and Agriculture. Our Representative Margaret Porter was there to
speak against the bill, but the public went first, and after 2 ½ hours of
testimony the hearing had to end before any Representatives could speak. The
committee will be working on this bill, reviewing the testimony and
evaluating options. It seems to me that these are two of the smallest and
most effective departments and there are probably better places to look for
Anyone interested in what is going on in the
State House is invited to email or call me.
Representative Carol McGuire
Epsom Police Notes
The following is a summary of calls made by the Epsom
Police Department for April 5-19, 2009. It is compiled from information
provided by the Department.
Assists Included: Agency With Arrests, 4;
Agency With Service Of Paperwork, 3; Disabled Motorists, 2; Agency With
Investigations, 3; Rescue Squad, 6.
Complaints Included: Civil, 7; Motor
Vehicle, 12; Suspicious Activity, 3; Juvenile, 3; Animal, 2; Phone
Reports Included: Phone Harassment, 1; Hit and Run
Accident, 1; Criminal Mischief To Mailbox, 1; Criminal Mischief To Business,
2; Theft/Items From Vehicle, 1; Theft/Tools, 1; Identity Fraud, 1.
Responses Included: OHRV Accident, 1; Motorcycle Accidents, 2; Alarm
Activations, 7; Neighbor Complaint, 1; Accidents, 2; Accidents, 2; Neighbor
Dispute, 1; Juvenile Complaint, 1.
Checks Included: Suspicious Activity,
7; Suspicious Vehicles, 3; Suspicious Subject, 1; Abandoned 911 Calls, 3.
There were four Arrests and an Intoxicated Subject Taken Into Protective
Brayden A. Zieroff
Epsom - Brayden Anthony Zieroff, infant
son of Lisa Holmes and Gregory Zieroff Jr., was born Sunday, April 19, 2009,
and died Friday, April 24, 2009, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
addition to his parents of Epsom, he is survived by his maternal
grandparents, Jeffery Holmes of Oklahoma City and Judith Goodloe of Las
Vegas; his paternal grandparents, Gregory Zieroff of Nashua and Veronica
Paris and her husband, Mark, of Epsom; two aunts, Tony Craine and Heather
Paris; two uncles, Daniel Holmes and Zachary Zieroff; his
great-grandmothers, Marie Ivey of Oklahoma City and Shirley Zieroff of
Saginaw, Mich.; his godfather, Gaetano Sipriano; and his extended family and
friends, who all love him dearly.
A funeral service was held Monday,
April 27, 2009, at the chapel of Waters Funeral Home, Concord.
Burial followed at Blossom Hill Cemetery.