Epsom NH News

April 6, 2011


The Epsom Public Library is hosting an Evening Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Friday, April 15th at 6 pm.

Children are 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.

Dinner includes:  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, vegetables, rolls, desserts and beverage.

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!!!


On 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.



Epsom Roadside Clean-up:
A Lilac Bush To All Who Participate

If 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 roadside clean-up.

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 days.

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.

Participants will 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 alisonparodi@metrocast.net 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.



Epsom Library News
Come to the library to take a visit to China!

On 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 Hampshire.

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.
He has 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.

An 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 library.

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 1, 2011.

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.

SAU #53 continues to provide 21st Century skills as well as instructional best practices and safe learning environments for all of its students.

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,
Peter Warburton



A Six Foot Three Inch Rabbit Has Arrived At Pembroke Academy!

The PA 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, Pembroke, NH.

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 all.

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.

Tickets are $7 in advance, and can be obtained either by calling PA at 485-7881 to reserve your tickets or by emailing pandsanda@yahoo.com and leaving your name and the performance you plan on attending. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Refreshments will also be available.



Letter 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; simple logic.

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 fence.

I am looking for some winter keeper tomato seeds.

Gordon Ellis,
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 significantly.

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 dan@mcguire4house.com.

Rep. Dan McGuire











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