Annual Vacation Bible School at Epsom Bible Church on July 11-15
from 8:45-12:00. Kids going into 1st grade through 6th grade come
join us for games, crafts, music, food, Bible stories, prizes and
Ryan Wessels, son of Wilfred Wessels and Susan
Wessels of Epsom, NH, was named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca
College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the
spring 2011 semester.
To qualify for this academic honor,
students must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and
complete a minimum of 15 credit hours, of which at least 12 are
graded. A grade of D or F or an incomplete in a course automatically
disqualifies a student from the dean’s list, regardless of the
overall GPA attained that semester.
Elwood O. Wells,
Post 112 and Unit 112 of the American Legion will meet at the Post
in Short Falls on Monday, July 13th at 7:00 pm.
Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 85 in Chichester bridged over to join
Boy Scout Troop 30 from Loudon on Thursday, June 23rd. Pack 85 would
like to congratulate these boys on their hard work and
accomplishments over the past five years and wish them continued
success in scouting and beyond! Special thanks to the Concord-Epsom
Elks Club for providing us with the function hall for this
celebration and to the Webelos den leader, Ed LeDuke for his
guidance and support of these cubs.
Town Band Performing This Summer
The Epsom Town Band will perform
its first summer concert on Friday, July 15th. The concert
will be at Webster Park on Route 28 South and will begin at 7:30
p.m. Additional Friday concerts are scheduled for July 22nd
and August 5th. The town band will also be participating in
Epsom’s Old Home Day celebration by presenting a concert at Webster
Park on Saturday, August 13th, at 6:30 p.m.
The original Epsom
Brass Band was formed in 1891 under the direction of Albert L.
Sanders. Throughout the years it provided music for numerous
town functions, parades, and Old Home Days.
In 1958, the
bands of Epsom and Northwood merged and became the Epsom-Northwood
Band. Six years later, it became known as the Epsom Town Band
under the leadership of the late Waddy Winslow of Deerfield.
Mr. Sanders’ clarinet and the original 1891 bass drum are
displayed at the Epsom Historical Association’s museum, located in
the historic old town library. It is open to the public every
Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The current band has
about twenty regular players that range in age from twelve to
eighty-five and live in several communities including Epsom,
Pembroke, Pittsfield, Barnstead, Concord, Manchester, Rochester,
Raymond, Lee, and Dover. Members also include
great-grandchildren of a past director and a descendant of one of
the original 1891 members.
Mark your calendars and invite your
friends and family to enjoy some old-fashioned concerts in the park!
Please call Penny Graham at 496-0542 for more information.
We wish to convey our most heart-felt thanks and
gratitude to the members of the Epsom Fire Department Rescue Squad.
Their rapid response to Tony’s recent automobile accident and their
professional response kept Tony from being paralyzed from the neck
down. The first response to a broken neck is the most pivotal
and we, as a family, acknowledge our debt of gratitude to these fine
men and women.
The Soltani Family
Artisans Artist For The Month Of July
Carol Bell is our Artist
for July, she has been a member for 4 seasons and an excellent
Decorative Artist, her items range from painted terra-cotta pots to
colorful tee shirts painted with gorgeous flowers, birds and nature,
inspired by her walks in the woods with her mini poodle.
has been an artist for 15 years, having tried various crafts over
the years she eventually discovered decorative painting, she paints
with acrylics for their quick drying, brilliant colors and wear
ability on her tee shirts, and tote bags.
As the Artist for the
Month she has donated an item for our Free Raffle, her donation will
be displayed, so come in and fill out a raffle card and enter
We also have a new member, Holly Baum is a sewer, who
creates beautiful colorful satin pouches that can be used for
jewelry or an evening bag, which have many small pockets inside;
they are spectacular!
Located at 10 Goboro Rd. Epsom, NH. ½ mile
from the Epsom Traffic Circle going east on Routes 202/4, take a
left at the first traffic light.
Our hours are from 10 a.m to 6
p.m., from Wednesday to Sunday,and can be reached by phone at
We are also looking for new members, if you know of or
are a NH artist or crafter specializing in fine NH crafts please
call or come in and talk to one of our members today.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
year, the Legislature has passed many bills to improve the economy
of New Hampshire. Most were simple, single issue fixes to the
excessive regulation that has grown up around us. For example, HB262
establishes a cheaper license with fewer requirements for those
brewing less than 2,000 gallons of beer a year and HB246 allows
wineries to sell at craft fairs and also provide the wine for
tastings, rather than buying it from the liquor commission. HB404
expands toilet options for campsites to include composting or
incinerating toilets; HB503 allows a master electrician to supervise
two apprentices at once. HB30 grants veterinarians an alternate,
less costly qualification exam, and HB47 authorizes real estate
agents to send tweets or instant messages without including the full
disclosure data required for a full ad.
The more significant
business bills of the year include HB474, right to work, which has
been vetoed by the Governor; and SB125, which resets the rules for
reasonable compensation in small businesses to protect the
worker/owners. SB86 requires the Labor Department issue a warning
before assessing fines for minor violations, which will prevent
excessive fines for inadvertent errors. HB339, creating a state meat
inspection program, offers greater choices for farmers to sell meat
locally and should create new jobs in slaughterhouses once the
program gets going.
Another significant achievement is major
revisions to the shoreland protection act that focus its controls on
protecting water and not on limiting landowners’ use of their
property, contained in both HB2, the budget trailer bill, and SB154.
SB20 clarifies that with a terrain alteration permit, developers do
not also need a shoreline protection permit; SB21 expands exemptions
from such permits; SB38 extends their effectivity.
wants more information than I can fit into a letter should email me
for my newsletter.
Representative Carol McGuire
Yet another minion of Speaker O’Brien has publicly
disgraced himself. This is no surprise since this has been the
pattern of this gang when confronted with a superior argument. They
simply resort to personal, false, and defamatory attacks.
Representative Shawn Jasper has recklessly and without any regard
for truth accused Representative Matt Quandt of being inebriated
during a House session. I have known Representative Quandt for many
years. On the day in question we were managing the opposing sides of
a bill. We had met, discussed the preliminary maneuvers and took to
the floor to fight the good fight. After five votes, the House was
divided equally and the Speaker refused to break the tie.
Representative Quandt was a worthy adversary, as he has always been
a worthy advocate for his district. As a trained former police
officer, I should readily discern intoxication, especially during a
heated debate. Not only was Representative Quandt not intoxicated,
but he, as always, was professional and cordial.
He respects the
institution as a place of civil discourse and not personal
defamation. I can unequivocally say that I have never seen
Representative Quandt impaired during any House session, and any
assertion to the contrary is mere character assassination.
returning from eight (8) days in the intensive care unit, I was the
target of the same sort of disgraceful accusations. Once the
gangsters realized how wrong they were about the pain I was
suffering, no one would own up to starting that rumor mill.
Quandt deserves better. Unfortunately he can expect no better from
the likes of Jasper, who knows not the subject matter, nor the rules
of debate, but can do well at throwing stones at glass houses.
Very truly yours,
Representative Tony F. Soltani
Public Library Summer Reading Program for Adults
for six weeks of travel adventures through books, travelogues, and
movies in Epsom Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program which
will start July 11.
Three themes make up the program:
•Exploring Other Countries, July 11 – July 23
•Mysteries Set In
Other Countries, July 25 – August 6
•Dream Vacations, August 8 –
Guest speakers will be Dr. Richard Kingston who will
present an African travelogue on July 20 and Ben Slavin, whose topic
is “Riding a Motorcycle from NH to the Tip of Argentina” on August
Other events include a Novel Destinations Map Board, weekly
drawings, door prizes, and movies.
There is no required number of
books to be read. We invite patrons to read as many or as few
as they wish. Books relating to each theme will be on display
at the library as suggestions only.
The Grand Finale will take
place on August 17 with a Grand Prize drawing, refreshments, and
once again this year a musical revue by the Ann White Northwood
Registration for the program is currently
underway, so sign up, grab a book, sit back, and enjoy your Novel
Unit Receives Award
For Epsom’s American Legion Auxiliary, twelve
seemed to be their lucky number at the 93rd Department of New
Hampshire American Legion Convention in Nashua on June 18th.
Elwood O. Wells, Unit 112, was recognized as the Unit having the
highest percentage of membership in District 5 by the end of
December (month twelve). Out of twenty-four New Hampshire
units receiving recognition, Unit 112 was number twelve for having
attained 100% membership.
The Auxiliary is a veterans’
support organization that is affiliated with the American Legion.
The organization sponsors volunteer programs on the national and
local levels, focusing on three major areas: veterans, young
people, and the community. Those interested in becoming a
member of this patriotic organization are encouraged to contact any
one of its members.
Judy Todd, Secretary/Treasurer, who takes
care of membership for Unit 112, is shown holding The Morrison
District 5 Membership Trophy and accompanying Certificate of Award
after presentation at the Nashua Convention.