Epsom NH News

April 29, 2009


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.

603-736-8200, 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 first light.


Epsom Fire Department Offers Program For Students Interested In Fire And Emergency Services

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.

“The Epsom 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

The Epsom 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 animal.

Music will be provided by Jennifer Yeaton-Parris and Cathy Kaplan.

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: epsomhistory@aol.com.

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.

Come 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 spoken word.

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 details.    

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 the library.

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:
This 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.

My committee, 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 efficiency improvements.

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 Harassment, 2.

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 Custody.




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.

In 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.












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