Epsom NH News

May 16, 2018




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 important celebration.


Notice: The Post 112 hall will be closing for six weeks beginning May 29 for repairs to the hall floor.



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.



Colby-Sawyer College 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.



Congratulations to 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 obstruction.


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 most.


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.


Nancy Heath





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 pass away. 


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 www.csnh.com












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