Evergreen Lodge #53 and Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 are sponsoring
another great Dinner/Cabaret Show on Friday, Oct. 10th and Saturday,
Oct.11th at the American Legion Hall on Short Falls Road in Epsom.
The dinner/show begins at 6 pm and includes appetizers, turkey,
roast beef, salad, vegetables, beverages and dessert. The show is
directed by Elizabeth Lent and features all local talent.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Vickie at
736-4707. Plan to join us for a fun night of great food and
Proceeds will be used to continue restoration of the historic Odd
Fellows Hall and support other Lodge projects.
It’s All Relative
New Exhibit At The Epsom Public Library
The Epsom Public Library is pleased to present the work of former
local teacher, JoAnn Portalupi, in an exhibit entitled “It’s All
A family album tells the story of people who have come before and
the moments deemed important enough to record. Working from old
family photos, the artist traces a path back through her childhood
and into the family history of her Italian immigrant ancestors.
JoAnn Portalupi was a teacher, beginning her career at the
elementary school in Epsom before she became a painter. Today, when
she is not outdoors painting the landscape, she works out of her
home studio in Lee, New Hampshire.
The exhibit runs from September 27 to November 15 and
may be viewed during regular library hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 am
to 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. The public is cordially
invited to attend a reception for the artist on Sunday, October 26,
from 4 to 6 pm. For more information, call the library at 736-9920
Epsom Food Pantry
Another week has slipped by and here I am again with our weekly
Our membership has increased, so our needs over the next few months
will definitely accelerate.
I recently heard from the Capital Region Food Pantry and they will
be voting on accepting us into their program which will give us
another great source of food. This is the agency that we get our
Christmas baskets from. I will let you know next week if we are
My egg donations have dropped dreadfully. Are the ladies not laying
eggs at this time? Somebody update me on this subject and if you are
shopping, maybe buy a dozen for the Pantry. This week Sarah
Harkness and I will be starting a scrapbook on the Pantry so long
after I am gone there will be a legend of how we started, and all
the wonderful people that have made it happen.
Until next time,
Epsom Graduate Awarded 2014 Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve
Convenience Store Retailer Has Helped Over 900 Students Reach their
Dreams since Program Inception
Cumberland Farms announced today that 130 talented high school
seniors from 11 states have been awarded Believe and Achieve
Scholarships to help them attend college in the fall of 2014. Among
the winners is one talented high school senior from Epsom. The 2014
local award winner and her college of choice is: Allana Kroll,
Gordon College. Cumberland Farms’ popular scholarship program began
eight years ago and has already provided over 900 college-bound
young adults with critical financial assistance to help them realize
their dreams of achieving a college education.
As part of the company’s commitment to nurturing the future of young
people, the program provides $1,000 scholarships to eligible
graduating high school seniors across its service area. This year
Cumberland Farms has awarded $130,000 in Believe and Achieve
Scholarships to 28 students in Massachusetts, 14 in Florida, 19 in
New York, 10 in New Hampshire, 24 in New Jersey, 8 in Connecticut, 6
in Maine, 7 each in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, 6 in Vermont and
1 in Maryland.
Thanks to the assistance provided by these scholarships, past
recipients have attended a wide cross-section of institutions
including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, University
of Massachusetts, Clemson, Florida State, University of Michigan,
Princeton, University of Florida, Rochester Institute of Technology,
New York University, University of Miami and more.
“We started the Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program to help
young adults succeed, so we couldn’t be more proud of the difference
we are making in their lives,” said Ari Haseotes, CEO of the
Cumberland Gulf Group of Companies. “Over the past eight years we
have helped more than 900 students from the communities we serve
attend college, and gain the skills and knowledge they need to excel
in the future.”
The program is open to students entering a full-time undergraduate
course of study at an accredited college, university or
vocational-technical school in the fall of 2014 who live within 30
miles of any Cumberland Farms store. Scholarships were awarded based
on a student’s academic performance, as well as the student’s
financial need. The application process for next year’s scholarship
program will open in October, 2014.
Since formalizing its Corporate Giving Program eight years ago,
Cumberland Farms has donated millions of dollars in cash and
products to causes that directly benefit thousands of young people
through scholarships, direct-to-school programs, youth sports, local
fundraising and more.
Letter To The Editor
Continue Democrat House Majority
Most of us remember the loud devisive legislative sessions in
Concord 2011 and 2012. Speaker Bill O’Brien, my political opponent
Carol McGuire and other so-called Free Staters slashed “community”
in favor of hyper-individualism. New Hampshire’s roads and bridges
deteriorated, education suffered, they chose Washington bureaucracy
to administer New Hampshire’s Affordable Care Act rather than
trusting ourselves. Bill O’Brien announced last week that if
Republicans take control of the Legislature Nov 4th, he once again
wants the Speakership.
2013 and 2014 Legislative sessions were civil. We saw bipartisan
agreement on State Budget which restored previous cuts to education,
mental health services; bipartisan funding of roads and bridges (so
badly needed), bipartisan Medicaid Expansion insuring 50,000
previously uninsured Granite Staters. I favor both Medicaid
Expansion and the Affordable Care Act, reasons for which I will
hopefully address in another letter.
If elected to represent District 29 (Allenstown/Epsom/Pittsfield),
my priorities will be our communities, public education,
reproductive rights, working families. I am a proud Democrat who
believes in the values I have benefited from; I still believe in
America, in New Hampshire and in our communities.
All indications are that most races are too close to call. Please
commit to vote Nov 4. Vote for community. Vote Democrat.
Epsom Fire Cited For Service
The crew of Epsom Fire Engine 2 were honored by the New Hampshire
Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services Committee of Merit at a
ceremony held at the Concord Audi on Monday evening, September 29th.
A Unit Citation was awarded to the crew for action they encountered
on July 17, 2013. Responding to a call of a structure fire the crew
learned that victims were trapped on the second floor. Firefighters
Bassett and Bilodeau of Engine 2 placed a ladder and rescued a
female victim as flames were blowing overhead. They were also able
to assist a male victim escape and receive medical care as he
appeared to have suffered burns.
A Unit Citation is awarded to all members of a fire company or
group, operating together, who perform meritorious service at the
scene of an emergency incident.
The Committee of Merit Awards program was started in 1987 to
recognize outstanding acts of heroism, courage, and performance
beyond the call of duty. In the fall of 2005 a cooperative event was
initiated to honor those of the NH Emergency Medical Service for
acts of heroism and those who demonstrate exemplary service and
The New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training and EMS Commission
administers the program through the NH Fire Academy.