Another Epsom Town Band Concert!
Don’t miss the third Epsom Town Band concert of the season on
Friday, August 1st, 7:00 p.m. at Webster Park. Attendees of the
first two concerts can attest that the band sounds “better than
ever” under the leadership of Jim Lukeman. Members have been
practicing every Friday night since the beginning of March, and Mr.
Lukeman has introduced some new music into the band’s repertoire.
This will be the last regular Friday night concert, and in case of
rain it will be rescheduled for August 15th.
The band will also present a concert during Epsom’s Old Home Day on
Saturday, August 9th, at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for both
dates, invite your friends and neighbors, and plan to attend! For
more information, please call 736-9044.
The library will show the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, on
Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 PM. Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham and
Adrien Brody star in this R Rated film that recounts the adventures
of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel
between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his
most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a
priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family
fortune --- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically
Reviews of this film vary from a cool reception to a rave. From
Amazon: “This film is …part 1930s Keystone Cops, part romance, part
mystery, part thriller and part about anything else”.
We hope you will join us for an entertaining evening, complete with
popcorn and soft drinks.
Congratulations to Karyn Veinotte of Epsom who was named to The
University of Maine at Farmington Dean’s List for the spring 2014
Epsom Public Library Youth Events
Monday, Aug. 4th at 1 & 3 pm: Art Classes with Instructor, Kerry
Harman featuring making balloon rockets and marbled paper. Sign up
is required. Materials fee is $8.00. Bring an old shirt/smock.
Tuesday, Aug. 5th at 12:30 pm: “Teddy Bear Picnic” bring a sandwich,
a blanket and your favorite Teddy and join us for stories, songs and
a craft. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Call the library at
736-9920 for reservations.
Wednesday, Aug. 6th at 2 pm: “Summer Crafts” featuring sun catchers,
sand art and more! Snacks will be provided.
Thursday, Aug. 7th 6-7 pm: Mother/Teen daughter Book Discussion.
Call the library to sign up and get the book!
Epsom Bible Church hosts Summer Thunder 2014
Calling all kids Age 3 through fifth grade!
Come join us for a great week of Vacation Bible School full of
stories, games and fun as we learn about the Bible! An exciting
team of summer missionaries from Child Evangelism Fellowship will be
leading our activities.
We will be meeting August 4 - 8, 2:00 - 4:30 PM at the church. We
are located at 398 Black Hall Road, Epsom. For more information,
call the church office at 736-9354. Hope to see you there!
Letter To The Editor
On behalf of the Epsom Historical Association, I would like to thank
Road Agent Gordon Ellis for his assistance landscaping our building
(the old Epsom Library). Carole Brown and I did not even have to
bring a rake. Gordon delivered all tools necessary for project
including wheel barrow. He also arranged for a work crew from
Merrimack County jail.
Many thanks to the two escorting officers who were very polite and
accommodating. Carole and I could not have been more pleased with
the work crew: Brian, Chris, Rick, Rob and Tim. All were respectful
and hard working. It would have taken Carole and I all summer (plus)
to achieve what they did in 3 1/2 hours!
A special mention goes to Chris who is an experienced landscaper.
Chris followed instructions to the “T”. They dug out perimeter,
building an earth berm to protect steep banking from erosion. They
laid “feeding slurry” and landscape fabric I provided and made sure
mulch was distributed evenly.
Thanks also to Whitey of K&K Landscaping Supplies who delivered 3
yards of mulch; he waived delivery fee! The mulch is thin, so EHA
would appreciate a contribution of $66.00 for a couple more yards of
mulch if anyone could see their way clear. Make check payable to
Epsom Historical Association, PO Box 814, Epsom, NH 03234. Note
“bark mulch” on check.
Please stop by to view landscaping progress. Future plans include a
small Circa 1900 “period sitting garden” and Native American plants
in perimeter gardens. Building is just east of Gosseville stoplight,
so please be careful of fast moving traffic entering/exiting parking
Master Gardener Intern
UNH Cooperative Extension
Carol McGuire Named Legislator Of The Year
New Hampshire Liberty Alliance awards Legislator of Year, releases
11th Annual Liberty Rating
On July 13th, the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance named Epsom State
Rep. Carol McGuire the Legislator of the Year for her pro-liberty
voting record during 2014. Rep. McGuire, currently serving her third
term, was the only Representative to earn an “A+” rating on the
NHLA’s 2014 Liberty Rating report card, and has earned the
distinction of being a two-time winner of the Legislator of the Year
award, the first time being in 2010. Rep. McGuire received her award
at the NHLA’s Liberty Dinner, an annual fundraiser event held at the
Dell-Lea Event Center in Chichester, NH. When accepting her award,
Rep. McGuire said, “I’m honored to receive this award, since the
Liberty Alliance is a strong and respected voice in Concord. Their
volunteer advocates always present the liberty position simply and
clearly, and the Gold Standard is respected for its principled
positions on legislation.” At the Liberty Dinner, leading
educational reform advocate Michelle Levell was awarded Activist of
the Year for her work in education choice.
The annual Liberty Rating, a report card by which the NHLA scores
Representatives and Senators, is based on roll call votes throughout
the legislative session. NHLA volunteers review the House calendar
each week and carefully select bills that demonstrate a pro-liberty
or anti-liberty impact. These bills are then highlighted in the
NHLA’s signature document, the Gold Standard, a ‘cheat sheet’ that
advises the House of the pro-liberty way to vote. Any roll call
votes recommended by the Gold Standard are included in the Liberty
Rating. With 94 roll calls in the House and 24 in the Senate during
2014, the 11th Annual Liberty Rating calculated more votes than ever
before in assigning letter grades. “In 2012, the NHLA endorsed 149
candidates for the State House,” Eileen Landies, chairwoman of the
NHLA, said at the dinner. “Seventy-four were elected. We are happy
to see that most of them earned a ‘B’ grade or better on both the
2013 and 2014 [Liberty Rating] report card.” In the Senate, Senator
Andy Sanborn won the top honor with a grade of “B”.
About the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition
working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. The NHLA
supports liberty by monitoring bills in the legislative sessions and
encouraging private charity, a civil society and citizen
involvement. The NHLA reviews liberty-sensitive bills in each
legislative session. Bills are evaluated based on their effects on
civil liberties, personal responsibility, property rights,
accountability, constitutionality, affordability, regulation, fiscal
impact and taxation.
Epsom Food Pantry
Food delivery from Concord/Epsom
Elks Lodge: David Bean, Dave Kelloway, Trustee Concord/Epsom Elks,
Ken Brown Manager of the Epsom Food Bank.
Well folks it has been really a very busy week at the Food Pantry
and of course that makes us happy. Just a reminder to the people
with gardens, don’t forget us. If getting the produce to us is a
problem call me at 219-3025 or 736-4024 and we will make
arrangements to pick up.
Also, the hours the Pantry is open: still 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM on
Saturday and 12:00 to 2:00PM on Wednesday and of course by
appointment if it’s an emergency or you cannot make those hours.
Again, thanks to all who have supported us. We all appreciate it so
Until next time,
Letter To The Editor
Such A Shame
It’s a shame that The Suncook Valley Sun is regularly abused by a
perennial political candidate like Nancy Heath. Ongoing and never
ending rants about evil Republicans, Libertarians, the U.S. Supreme
court, and what she perceives as threats to the Liberal socialist
views she holds for New Hampshire.
She is a woman who seeks to politically represent us, but who really
only wants to represent herself, to be important, and to represent
the Obama socialist mentality!
Indeed it’s a shame that driven by ego and lack of any other
apparent substance in her life that Heath uses a vehicle like The
SVS to vent and proselytize so as to justify her existence. Recently
I overheard her being referred to as a “Libtard” and a “Flake.”
Weary of it all? I suspect that most all in the Suncook Valley are!
I recognize that now my comments will ignite indignancy and an
assault against me, but will not be drawn into a tit-for-tat war of
words and philosophy with this woman. “One can’t win a p------
contest with a skunk,” so I’ll not even try!
New Hampshire is facing a financial, tax, state, and medical
services crisis that’s soon to explode on our shoulders in another
couple of years once Obamacare is fully implemented. National
unemployment, out of control spending, out of control debt, and the
uncontrolled invasion by illegals on our southern borders now has
our country on the ropes. That our Democrat controlled leadership is
not held accountable for its lies, inequities and mismanagement at
the sacrifice of fairness and common sense is a travesty! Ms.
Heath... these are YOUR heroes and idols that I’m speaking of!
I encourage you to “Get A life,” and please cease your incessant
efforts to gain attention and justify your existence. Your message
has grown both old and tiring. Perhaps a part time job would benefit
Respectfully but with reservation,
Epsom Old Home Days
Aug 9th & 10th 2014
Come out and have some fun. Any person interested in
participating & to register in our parade on Aug 9th contact Dick
Verville at 857-205-2841 or Georgia Perry at 736-8802. For the
Antique/Classic Cars contact Jay Beauchesne at 969-0914 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday 10th 4K
Road Race & 2K walk sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental. For race
info and to register go on line to:
www.running4free.com/RaceDetails.aspx?raceid=286. A Duck Race starting time12:00-1:00pm tickets $5.00 ea.
or 5 tickets for $20.00 prizes cash & gift cards. Tickets available
during Old Home Day weekend. For details of the weekend events go to
To submit a Citizen of the Year –entries must be
received no later than July 30th e-mail:
EpsomOldHomeDay@yahoo.com or send all mail
to Georgia Perry, 190 North Rd, Epsom, NH 03234. To be a general
sponsor please make funds payable to Friends of Webster Park. Your
support is so important and appreciated.