The movie matinee at the
Epsom Library on Wednesday, May 9 at 1:30 is “The Post.” Based
on a true story, Meryl Streep stars as Washington Post publisher
Katherine Graham and Tom Hanks stars as Ben Bradlee, the Post’s
editor. They team up at the risk of their careers to expose a
decades long coverup and bring the truth out in the open.
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 is hosting a Harry Potter “Hogwarts Feast” at the historic Odd
Fellows Hall in Epsom on Saturday, May 5th 6pm. The event will
feature a “Harry Potter” inspired buffet and special activities
including a potions making station. Guests are encouraged to dress
up as their favorite character. Proceeds from this event will be
used to benefit our local outreach projects. Reservations are
required and the event is for ages 8 and up. Tickets are $10.00.
Call Vickie at 736-4707/496-1877 for tickets and please leave a
message or message me on Facebook.
Epsom Public Library
Celebrates Children’s Book Week April 30th – May 6th Please plan to
visit the library and choose a free book for your child’s home
library. We will have a large selection of children’s books to pick!
Special thanks to the “Friends of the Library” who generously
donated these books! We will also have stickers, and bookmarks for
the children. Story Times will feature books by many of our favorite
author’s. Please join us for the fun!
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, my committee
voted out all remaining Senate bills. Most were amended to fix
problems identified at the hearing, or incorporate good ideas
developed in subcommittee. SB 581, on compounding medications, was
amended to clarify that reconstituting a powdered medication for
infusion was not compounding, and passed 17-1. SB 487, formalizing
the state substance abuse treatment program, had some language
tweaks, and passed, 19-0. SB 461, continuing education for real
estate licensees, was amended to only affect the first renewal,
since the problem was inconsistent training of new agents, and
passed, 19-0. SB 477, establishing a medical oversight board for the
medical marijuana program, passed 16-3 with the opponents concerned
with creating more government structure.
Then there were some
contentious bills: SB 570, adding substance use disorder treatment
to the “work” qualification for a child care scholarship, was not
killed, 9-10, then amended to require medical verification of the
treatment programs and passed, 11-8. I was in the minority on this
one because I felt that the bill had an undisclosed cost impact and
created an open-ended entitlement. SB 589, regulation of certified
recovery support workers, had its primary content consolidated with
SB 487, so I created an amendment to replace it with part of another
bill which had died in the Senate. That bill, HB 1685, had been a
partisan battle in committee and on the floor, and the opposition to
the amendment was on party lines: it passed 10-8. SB 334, on
temporary licenses, was amended to provide safeguards for the
temporary licensees and to include specific temporary licenses for
allied health workers, which had been the original subject of the
bill. This amendment, and the bill, passed 11-8, also on party
In an effort to help
manage the cost of clothing for our community families, the Epsom
Bible Church will be holding a free clothing swap on Saturday, May
19th, from 9-12 noon at 398 Black Hall Road in Epsom.
You may bring donated
clothing beginning at 8:30 am. Clothing donations are not accepted
prior to the event. All clothes need to be clean and in good repair,
and separated by size and gender. No rips or stains please. Both
adult and children’s clothing are accepted. No toys, equipment, or
furniture please. Clothes will be sorted and distributed to tables
by the person dropping them off.
Once clothes have been
sorted and distributed, you are free to begin gathering clothing in
the sizes you need. Any clothing left at the end of the swap will be
delivered to a local charity drop off site. Volunteers for the
clothing swap would be appreciated.
The swap will run from
9:00-12:00 noon. Volunteers are needed. You do not need to make a
clothing donation in order to take clothing for you and your family.
Call Joanne Randall at 344-8843 or Taryn Bassett at 234-9451 for
more information or if you are interested in volunteering.
Managing Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia
The Inn at Deerfield
presents Managing Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia by
Alicia Seaver on May 8, 2018 at 6:00pm.
The presentation will be
held at the Deerfield Community Church, 15 Church Street, Deerfield,
NH. There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will
Alicia has more than 20
years of experience in the senior living industry. She is
certified by the National Institute on Aging as a Memory Impairment
Specialist and is state certified in MA and FL as an Alzheimer’s and
Related Dementia Trainer. She is currently the Vice President
of Memory Care Operations at Bridges® by EPOCH memory care assisted
living communities. She also serves as an educator and trainer
for both their families and staff. Alicia is truly committed
to making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families.
For more information,
please contact The Inn at Deerfield at 603-463-7002 or
RSVP encouraged but not required. The Inn is an equal
opportunity employer and provider.
Clive Babkirk Sr. And Lois (Wishart) Babkirk
Clive Babkirk Sr., 89, of
New Market, VA passed away peacefully on April 22, 2018 as did his
wife of 70 plus years, Lois Babkirk, 91, on April 24, 2018. Their
love story began September 21, 1947.
They owned House of Kirk
in New Market where they created fine furniture and gifts since
1986. Their business was formerly in Epsom, NH from 1968 until 1985.
They were preceded by
their son Dale. They are survived by their children Clive Jr and
Susan Babkirk, Dianne and Steve Fraits, Darbie Demers, Cheryl and
Pete Kollett along with 9 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and
1 Great Great grandson.
Grandle Funeral Home in
Broadway Virginia is in Charge of arrangements and Services will be
at a later date in Epsom.
Gordon W. Elkins
Epsom- Gordon W. Elkins, 88, left this earth, April
26, to join his beloved wife Joan...the woman he had loved for 63
years. He was born August 16, 1929, in Concord NH, son of John
H Elkins and Sybil (Corson) Elkins. He spent his younger years in
Concord and Loudon. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, most
always bagging his deer on the 1st day of the season. He proudly
served his country, in the Army Air Force, and was a member of the
American Legion post in Epsom NH. After his service, he went
to work for Cook Tree Service, trimming trees along the utility
lines. While working in Northwood, a chance stop at the Ridge
Store for lunch, he set his eyes on a beautiful blue eyed girl, the
store keepers daughter, Joan, who would later become his wife. They
married May 28, 1955. They bought the house down the road from
Joan’s parent’s house, and that road was later to become Elkins
Road. After working for a time at the Eastman’s Foundry, in
Concord, he went to work for the Concord Electric Company. To the
other linemen, he was called “Hoagy”, and he donned his hooks and
climbed the utility poles, until CECo bought their 1st bucket truck.
Later on, he would become the foreman of his own truck, he named the
“Super” truck, and sported the SUPER MAN S logo, on the grille. He
loved his job, and worked for Concord Electric for 37 years.
He enjoyed snowmobiling
with his wife, and they had many excursions, with their friends.
He took his family on Camping trips throughout NH and Maine, from
the beach to the mountains. He was a member of the Pahagans Mens
Club, where he and his family spent many summers camping at the
club’s campsite on the Soucook River. He played softball, and could
throw a mean horse shoe, and was always ready for a good Cribbage
game. He was a member of the re-enactment group “How the West Was
Fun” where he played the part of the Sheriff and the group performed
at the Hopkinton Fair, nursing homes and other venues. He and his
wife volunteered as chaperones, for the 4H club, the Gilmanton
Gallopers, at the NH State 4H Horse Show at the Deerfield
Fairgrounds, where his granddaughters showed their horses. And
Gordon was most happy, when he would head out to the woods, wielding
his chainsaw, where he would cut his winter cordwood, on his land
where he knew every tree and rock, on the property. After
retirement, he bought a home in Barefoot Bay, FL, where he and his
wife would spend their winters, coming home to Epsom for the summer
months. In 2008, he lost his beloved wife of 53 years, and moved to
Chichester, to live with his daughter and family. And once again he
would enjoy camping, when he decided to get a seasonal campsite, at
Great Meadow Campground, where he loved riding around the campground
on his scooter, in search of anyone who would play a game of
cribbage. And he loved participating in the “Pub Crawls” the campers
would put on. He was camping at Great Meadow Campground, when his
health took a turn, and from there he went to reside at the Epsom
Healthcare Center. And by far, the most important job he ever held
was the job of a generous and loving Grandfather, and Great
He was predeceased by a
brother John Elkins of Concord, a sister, Madeline (Elkins) Drew of
Chichester, his wife, Joan (Shaw) Elkins, of Epsom and his
daughter-in-law, Patriciia Elkins of Portsmouth. He is
survived by his brother, William Elkins and wife Carole, of
Pittsfield and sisters Sally (Elkins) Feathers, of Concord and Mary
Lee (Elkins) Seibert, of Contoocook.
He leaves his children,
daughter Jane (Elkins Volpe) Stock and her husband Gary Stock,of
Chichester, NH. And sons, Paul G Elkins of Portsmouth, and James M
Elkins and his wife Michelle (Pothier) Elkins, of Hobe Sound,
He leaves his
grandchildren, Victoria M. Volpe, of Pittsfield. Captain
(USAF) Carrie J Volpe, of Osan AFB, South Korea. Boomer
(Dennis) Volpe and his fiancée Nikki McAlister, of New Durham, NH.
Andy Hirko and his wife Kristy of St Augustine Florida, Lyndsay
(Hirko) Bouzakine and her husband Tony, of Portsmouth NH and Toran J
Elkins and partner Cristina Pisciotta, of Stuart Florida, and Ashley
Elkins of Hobe Sound Florida.He also leaves great grandchildren,
Kennedy Bouzakine of Portsmouth NH, Scarlet Elkins, of Stuart
Florida, and “GranDad’s” scooter Chauffeur, Slap Jack partner, and
best buddy, Zave (Xavier Gordon) Volpe, of Pittsfield NH.
A Celebration of Gordon’s
Life will be held later this summer, with burial at the New
Hampshire State Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscowen NH. Date and time to
be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made in Gordon Elkins name to:
The University of New
Hampshire Cooperative Extension 4H Foundation of New Hampshire, 180
Main Street/Moiles House Durham, NH 03824-2536
Care of the Elkins family
has been entrusted to J S Pelkey Funeral Home