Epsom Public Library is hosting an Evening Story Time and Stuffed
Animal Sleepover on Friday, April 15th at 6 pm.
invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal that will
be left overnight at the Library. Children and their stuffed friends
will listen to stories, sing songs, make name tags and then tuck
their animal in for the night.
On Saturday, April 16th at 9 am
children and their families are invited to come pick up their
stuffed animal, enjoy breakfast and see what adventures the animals
had at the library!
Reservations for this event are required and
can be made by calling Mrs. Benner at the library at 736-9920 or
sign up at the circulation desk during regular hours Mon-Thur. 10-7
pm and Sat. 9-1.
The American Legion Post 112, Short
Falls Road, Epsom is sponsoring a Roast Turkey Dinner on Saturday,
April 16, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Donations are: $8/
adults;$4/children 6-12; and under 6 free.
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, vegetables, rolls, desserts and
There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle with
proceeds to benefit Post 112 community activities.
Bring a friend
and join us for a great dinner!!!
April 11 at 7:00 PM, Elwood O. Wells, Post 112, American Legion and
Unit 112, American Legion Auxiliary will hold Installation of
Officers. The installing team will be made up of District 5
officers. Family and friends of those being installed are
cordially invited to attend.
A Lilac Bush To All Who Participate
you helped with roadside clean-up in 2010, the daffodils you
received are emerging. Aren’t they beautiful? But the trash that
emerges along our roadsides, is an eyesore. It is time to volunteer
to help with Epsom’s annual roadside clean-up, in honor of Earth
Day. All those who assist with cleanup and contact the Epsom
Conservation Commission will receive a lilac bush in June. Won’t you
participate April 21-25?
The Epsom Conservation Commission
coordinates the program and the lilac bushes are donated by Litter
Free NH. We encourage you to participate. This is the 21st Earth Day
Roadside Clean-up in Epsom. Please consider cleaning up a section of
road, area, trail or waterway. Perhaps you are part of a group or
organization or a resident who is willing to help with this effort.
Perhaps you have seen your neighbors doing their part. Many Epsom
residents make it an annual and year round ritual to help with
If you would like trash bags (blue bags),
they will be available at the Library, the Town Office and Epsom
Central School. You can pick some up any time in April. In agreement
with BCEP, our recycling center, BCEP will accept unclean roadside
trash April 21 through the 25th. Items you find, such as tires, that
there is a charge for, can be dropped off at no charge on these
There are many miles of road in Epsom. The commission
thanks all those who get out there every year and do their part. So
won’t you help? Do it in honor of spring, the natural beauty of
Epsom, Earth Day, because you love lilacs and the joy of seeing
clean roadsides, trails and public areas.
receive a lilac bush for their participation if you e-mail or snail
mail the following information. The area you cleaned, the amount of
road and which road, the people participating, and what and how much
trash was collected. Distribution of the lilac bushes will take
place in June.
Send this information to
firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Town of Epsom Conservation
Commission PO Box 10 Epsom, 03234
Also contact us if you are
interested in adopting a section of state road.
Come to the library to take a visit to China!
Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00 pm, the Epsom Public Library will offer
the program, “China: from Shanghai to Beijing and Places
In-Between.” Dr. Richard Kingston of Epsom will be showing
slides and talking about his month-long visit to China learning
about the ultra modern living styles as well as past dynasties.
He will cover his visits to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden
City and Tiananmen Square. The cultures of exercise and food
will also be featured. This program is open to the public, and
refreshments will be served.
Have you ever wanted to learn more
about your ancestry but didn’t know where or how to begin? On
April 13th at 7:00 p.m. Bill Copeley, Librarian at the New Hampshire
Historical Society, will present An Introduction to Genealogy at the
Epsom Library. He will discuss what genealogy is, why we should all
have an interest in our ancestors, show some of the basic sources
that are available, and advise where to go to do research in New
Mr. Copeley received a B.S. in 1970 from MIT, majoring
in Humanities and Science; an M.A. in 1973 from the University of
Wyoming where he majored in American Studies; and pursued graduate
work in library science at the University of Rhode Island.
been with the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord since 1973
and has been the Librarian there since 1987.
The book club will
meet on Wednesday, April 20th, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Rosemary
Mahoney’s Down The Nile: Alone In A Fisherman’s Skiff.
Reviewer Ronald Scheer calls the work “a travel book that’s really
about being a foreigner – and a woman – in a culture where both
tourists and women are regarded with a mixture of fierce
protectiveness and alarm.” Another reviewer, Chez “eshem” says she
“thoroughly enjoyed Mahoney’s description of the Egyptian people –
their confusion as to why on earth a woman alone would want to row
down the Nile.” Anyone interested in joining the discussion is
invited to stop by the library and pick up a copy of the book.
opening reception for Artist Nan Quintin will be held at the Library
on Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Ann’s work, “New
England Scenes,” includes watercolor and acrylic painting of New
England landscapes and still life arrangements, as well as miniature
paintings. The exhibit will be on display from April 16 to May 28.
Save the date: On Wednesday May 11, Joan Day of Concord will
present a program, Writing Your Memoirs, at 7:00 p.m. at the
The Epsom Historical Association is housed in the Epsom
Public Library Center and is open to the public on Wednesdays from
7:00 to 9:00 pm.
To all community members, staff and students of the Five Districts
of SAU #53; Allenstown, Chichester, Deerfield, Epsom and Pembroke:
As you may have heard by now, I have accepted the position as the
new Superintendent in SAU #39; Amherst, Mont Vernon, and Souhegan
Cooperative School Districts. I will begin my duties there on July
The purpose of this letter is to thank community
members, parents, students, staff and administration for all of
their help and support over the past five years.
continues to provide 21st Century skills as well as instructional
best practices and safe learning environments for all of its
I have been honored to serve as your Superintendent and
wish nothing but success in the future for all the students in the
five districts of SAU #53.
With Warm Regards And Best Wishes,
Foot Three Inch Rabbit Has Arrived At Pembroke Academy!
Players proudly present their spring production, Harvey Directed by
Mr. Peter Mehegan, with costumes designed by Mrs. Kate Mara.
Performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
April 14th through the 16th with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday
the 16th at the Pembroke Academy Auditorium, 209 Academy Road,
Harvey, A Comedy in Three Acts by Mary Chase, is
about a man named Elwood who sees his imaginary friend, Harvey, a
six-foot-three rabbit. His sister, Veta, has seen as much of his
eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have
him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter from future
embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is
mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to
doctors that living with Elwood’s hallucination has caused her to
see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when
the truth comes out, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s
delusion has a strange influence on more than one of the doctors.
Only after, does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after
Celebrate an evening at the theatre with family and friends
and support our very talented students: Elwood P. Dowd is played by
Eli McTigue; Veta, Kali Mara; Myrtle Mae, Emma Mehegan; Ethel
Chauvenet, Ginger Gates; Ruth Kelly, R.N., Jen Currier; Dr. Lyman
Sanderson, Shawn Bonnin; Duane Wilson, Japhet French; Dr. William R.
Chumley, Dylan Letendre; Betty Chumley, Meredith Marshall; Judge
Omar Gaffney, Tony Pfaff; and E.J. Lofgren Dylan Dupont.
are $7 in advance, and can be obtained either by calling PA at
485-7881 to reserve your tickets or by emailing
leaving your name and the performance you plan on attending. Tickets
are $10 at the door.
Refreshments will also be available.
To The Editor
A friend of mine in another town told me in his
town they are thinking of stocking some of the pot holes and
charging to fish to raise money.
The price of fuel has exactly
doubled in 26 months. Look out everything is going to go up;
It’s that time of year again, “mud season”.
Once again, I’m reminding you to please drive on the high spots on
the roads you travel because it levels your road for an easier,
safer and cheaper drive. And it works.
This April fool’s
snow storm is no joke.
We are looking for some good used snow
I am looking for some winter keeper tomato seeds.
Your Road Agent
PS: Can you name a road that
still has its original name?
To my constituents:
The House has completed its work on all House
bills, including the budget. Now these bills go on to the Senate and
we receive their bills. The budget, which I worked on as a member of
the Finance Committee, is a historic reduction from last biennium’s
budget, to about the level of ‘08-’09. The budget raises no taxes or
fees, and does not downshift spending to local communities. It
contains some moderate tax cuts, including eliminations of the
vehicle registration fee surcharge and the gambling tax. We did not
balance the budget with inflated revenue estimates or borrowing.
There were cuts over this year’s spending in nearly every
department. Because it is the largest department, at almost $4
billion for the biennium, Health & Human Services’ share of the cuts
was the largest, at about $350M. These were also the most difficult
programs to cut as they provide benefits for the indigent, the sick,
children and the elderly.
The second-largest area of spending,
K-12 education, received very few reductions, because those moneys
are mostly transfers to local school districts. They get over $2
billion for the biennium. We also restored the large reductions in
the Governor’s budget. College education, on the other hand, was cut
While turnpikes were not affected, the rest of DOT
and a good part of the Dept. of Safety had large cuts due to the
loss of the vehicle registration fee surcharge and stimulus money.
This will cause both construction and maintenance to be deferred. We
are working on a plan to contract more of DOT’s work to the private
sector, to make it more efficient.
Other agencies, too numerous
to mention, also received cuts averaging 10%. For more detail please
email your questions to
Rep. Dan McGuire