There will be a Memorial
Day Ceremony jointly sponsored by the Epsom/Chichester Elwood O.
Wells American Legion Post 112 and the Town of Epsom, on Monday, May
28, 2018 at 1044 Short Falls Rd., Epsom.
The ceremony begins at
0930 and will feature a guest speaker, selected readings from Epsom
and Chichester school essays, Flag presentation by local scouts,
recognition of deceased veterans from the towns, and the famous
Epsom Town Band. Parade and refreshments to follow.
Please join us for this
Notice: The Post 112 hall
will be closing for six weeks beginning May 29 for repairs to the
The Old Meeting House
Revitalization Committee has been collecting the results of our
community survey on the Meeting House. The last day to
complete an online survey is Wed. May 23rd! Surveys will be
available at the Town Offices and Epsom Public Library until May
23rd. We appreciate all those who have already taken time to
fill out this short survey and are looking forward to scheduling
listening sessions for all who signed up. Thank you all for
your input to finding a use for our historic building.
recognizes 236 students for outstanding academic achievement during
the 2018 spring semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students
must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours in graded courses.
Congratulations to Lila
Bradley of Epsom, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in public
health for achieving Dean’s List.
Tuesday, May 22,
volunteers from AARP will be at the Epsom Library at 7:00 PM
presenting their program “The Three R’s of Fraud.” Americans
lost $15 billion to scams in 2016. This program will help you
recognize, resist and report such instances.
The Epsom Public Library
movie matinee on Wednesday, May 23 is “Just Getting Started.”
This action comedy stars Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman and Rene
Russo as three people at a luxury resort.
The Friends of the Epsom
Public Library is proud to sponsor “A Complete History of Quilts in
60 Minutes or Less” by Pam Weeks, Binney Family Curator of the New
England Quilt Museum. Join us on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. for this
engaging program. Attendees are invited to bring one quilt for
identification. Quilts will be arranged in chronological order and
used as examples in the lecture. This program is free and open to
the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Join the Friends of the
Epsom Public Library for a group spring trip on Saturday, May 19 to
the New Hampshire Telephone Museum located in Warner. We will meet
at the library at 9 a.m. Cost is $5 per person if our group is 10 or
more ($7 per adult and $6 for senior). The tour will last
approximately one hour and then for those who are interested the
Spring Into Warner Arts Festival will be open until 3 p.m. Please
sign up at the circulation desk.
Master Gardeners Nancy
Heath and Ruth Axelrod will be holding two workshops at the Espom
Public Library on Saturday, May 26 (rain date June 2).
Both workshops will include planting pots and containers that look
full, textured, and colorful, along with a lesson on transplanting
root-bound plants. The Youth Workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and
the Senior Workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. Pots will be
planted for the Old Library and Old Town Hall including the trough
and large pots which sit by the front entrance. Please sign up at
the circulation desk.
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 will be hosting a Baby Shower/Tea to benefit the Concord
Hospital Family Health Center Infant Layette Program on Sunday, June
3rd at 2pm at the Epsom Public Library. Items needed include baby
clothing 0-6 months, onesies, pajamas, bibs, toiletries, receiving
blankets, sweaters, socks, etc. Everyone is welcome to attend
this worthwhile event. Tea refreshments will be provided. Items may
be dropped off at the library if you can’t attend. Please call
Vickie for more information at 736-4707.
Shannon Garland of Epsom, who graduated from Cedarville University
on May 5 with a degree in Social Work.
PLEASE BRING ALL
DISCARDED NEEDLES TO THE BCEP OFFICE IN A HARD PLASTIC CONTAINER -
discarded needles do not belong in the mixed paper, the plastic OR
any of the recycle bins. This is very dangerous for the staff
to discover used needles “hidden” in the recyclables. ALSO,
soiled personal hygiene products should be disposed of in the trash.
Thank you for your cooperation. Questions gladly answered by any
staff member or call 435-6237.
Evergreen Lodge #53 and
American Legion Post #112 are sponsoring their annual Fishing
Derby on Saturday, June 2nd from 8am-11am This event is free to
youth ages 15 and under. Bring your favorite fishing pole and bait.
Some loaner poles and bait will be available. Prizes will be given
to the top 3 in each age group. Refreshments will be available.
Location is 251 Center Hill Road, watch for signs. For more info
call Gary Benner 736-4707. Come join the fun!
Epsom Public Library
Family Movie: “Peter Rabbit” Saturday, May 19th 10 am. The movie is
rated PG and snack/drinks will be provided.
Letter To The Editor
Recently, NH Republican
Chair, Jeanie Forrester stated “Democrats hate Trump more than they
love our country.” She went on to accuse Democrats in Congress of
What is that woman
smoking?! Democrats are the minority party in both Houses. I think
Republicans are parroting the mantra of Dems from 2010 thru 2016.
Remember? The current face of this Republican party obstructed
everything from healthcare reform to appointment of Supreme Court
Justice (blocked for 9 months). About 500 bills were given thumbs
down. Their mantra “Make Obama a one term president.”
The most egregious
obstruction: In 2012 AND 2013 President Obama asked Republicans
(majority in both Houses) to reduce corporate income tax to 25%.
They said No. No. Republicans own complete responsibility for
keeping trillions of dollars offshore for SIX years, thus untaxable
in US, unavailable for investment in US at the time we needed it
Hate Trump? I believe
millions of women and men who have been molested, raped and/or
sexually harassed feel their stomachs turn at the mere sight of this
narcissistic, self-aggrandizing cad. Oh, and one more thing, I love
my country more than I hate Trump. Especially that “right to freedom
of political speech” thingy.
Alice May (Gibbs) Head
Alice May (Gibbs) Head, 88, of Ashland, NH died Saturday,
May 5th following a brief illness. She was the last of 7 siblings to
Alice was born in Saugus,
MA on December 7, 1929 to Edward Jr. and Blanche (Petts) Gibbs. She
was a graduate of Saugus High school and received her nursing degree
from Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, MA. She spent many years
as a Registered Nurse with Taunton State Hospital and Morton
Hospital in Taunton, MA, and later with Concord Hospital and OB/GYN
Unlimited Birthing Center, which was owned by the late Dr. Gerald
Hamilton and her dear friend, Christine Kuhlman. Alice was a
former member of the Emblem Club in Concord and an active member in
the Concord chapter of Women of the Moose. She also spent much of
her time helping her husband at the family’s antique store,
Serendipity Antiques. Alice deeply enjoyed knitting and doing
crossword puzzles, but her greatest joy was time spent with her
family. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and
her sweet little kitty, Bubbles.
Alice is survived by her
children, Kenneth E. Head and wife, Karen, of Epsom, Robert M Head
Jr. and significant other, Lynne, of Raymond, Holly S. Clark and
husband, James, of Chichester, Leslie A. Eaton and significant
other, Stephen Lake, of Ashland, and Heather L. Kathan and
significant other, Ron Jackson, of Newton; 16 grandchildren; 34
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her
parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Head Sr. in
2005 and her daughter, Caroline Head in 2009, as well as five
brothers and one sister.
The family will receive
visitors Saturday, May 19th 3:00-7:00pm, at The Cremation Society of
New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street in Manchester. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital at
Dartmouth (C.H.a.D) online at
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/donate/chad or to the Littleton
Lions Club at PO Box 104, Littleton, NH 03561. The Cremation Society
of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online
memorial or leave a message of condolence please go to