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 annual Youth Fishing
Derby co-sponsored by Evergreen Lodge # 53 Independent Order of Odd
Fellows and American Legion Elwood O. Wells Post 112 is being held
at 251 Center Hill Rd in Epsom Saturday June 2 from 8 AM-11 AM. The
pond has been stocked with over 300 trout! Prizes will be
awarded in three age groups. Some loaner equipment is
available. Food, beverages, and snacks will also be served.
UNSERVICEABLE FLAG RETIREMENT
Do you have an American
flag that is no longer serviceable? The Elks and American Legion
Post 112 will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 16 from 9-11
AM at the American Legion Hall on Short Falls Rd. in Epsom.
You may give your unserviceable flags to any Legion member or place
them in the boxes provided at the Epsom Public Library and the Epsom
Town Offices (before 6/14/2018).
American Legion Post 112
hall will be closing for six weeks beginning May 29 for repairs to
the hall floor.
Master Gardeners Nancy
Heath and Ruth Axelrod will be holding two workshops at our 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. Come and learn about container gardening
along with giving us a hand at planting some beautiful flowers to
enjoy this summer. It would be helpful, but not necessary, if you
would sign up in advance at the circulation desk at the library or
“Grief Goes to the
Movies” is a collaborative program of the Concord Regional VNA and
the Epsom Public Library. Through the use of three popular
films over a six-month time period, participants learn about,
explore, and discuss grief and its impact on our lives. Movies
are followed by a short discussion of questions that explore
grief-related themes observed in the film.
The first film, “A Man
Called Ove” (PG-13) is Tuesday, May 29, at 4:00 p.m. Movies
are free and open to the public. Please make note of movie
ratings as most films are not appropriate for children. Bring
your own refreshments.
recommended, but is not required. To register, visit
www.crvna.org or email
On Friday, June 1, at 7
p.m. Tim Patterson will discuss the everyday life of the Civil War
soldier. This program will cover such things as clothing, food,
equipment, weapons and the like. At the end of the program Tim will
be available to answer questions.
Lasell College announced
the students named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List. Students with
this accomplishment are full-time degree candidates who completed 12
or more credits in the spring semester, with a grade point average
of 3.5 or higher. This semester’s Dean’s List encompasses a total of
707 students from all class years, including 126 members of the
school’s first-year class.
Danielle Roberts of Epsom for making the spring 2018 Dean’s List.
“All the Money in the
World” is the movie matinee at the Epsom Public Library on
Wednesday, May 30 at 1:30. The film is based on facts of the
kidnapping of 16 year-old John Paul Getty III. The mother of
the teenager tries to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay
the ransom. It’s a race against time that reveals the true and
lasting value of love over money. Michele Williams, Mark Wahlberg,
and Christopher Plummer star.
BCEP Holiday Reminder
The facility will be
closed on Monday AND Tuesday, May 28th and 29th in observance of
Memorial Day. When a holiday falls on a normal day of closure,
the facility will observe the following day as its holiday.
This is no different than
the Federal guidelines when the holiday falls on a Sunday, the
following Monday is observed as the holiday.
Evergreen Lodge #53 and
American Legion Post #112 are sponsoring a Fishing Derby on
Saturday, June 2nd from 8-11. 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
Center Hill Road, watch for signs. For more info call Gary Benner
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 will be hosting a Baby Shower/Tea to benefit the Concord
Hospital Family Health Center Baby 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. Please only new items!
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.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, we’re meeting
as committees of conference between the House and Senate. My
committee had 12 conferences, which is a lot more than usual; I
ended up on seven of them. Fortunately, many are being quickly
settled by explaining our changes to the Senators until they agree
with us. SB 459, reciprocity for real estate licensees, SB 589,
petitioning licensing boards for review of criminal records, and SB
487, licensure of certified recovery support workers, went that way.
HB 561, part time employment of retirees from the state retirement
system, was more complex, since we needed to combine the two
versions. We simplified the reporting requirements, deleted the
penalty (a percentage of pay) for retirees who worked between 1400
and 1660 hours per year, and clarified the “grandfathering” clause
to include any part time position filled by a retiree as of January
1. We also lowered the definition of “part time” from 32 to 26 hours
per week, or 1,332 hours per year. There are only a few retirees who
work more than that, and the grandfathering clause will allow the
employers to plan for those few positions.
HB 1254, a committee to
study the adoption of building codes, had been amended to include a
moratorium on changes to the building code and fire code until the
committee reported. The House had no problem with a moratorium in
principle, but since we knew both groups were in the middle of
favorable modifications, the conference committee agreed to delay
the start of the moratorium until July.
The committee on HB 1273,
allowing doctors from the Manchester VA to practice (on veterans) in
other facilities without needing a New Hampshire license, agreed to
disagree when we learned that the Senate had agreed to the changes
on SB 488, which covered the same issue.
JMR Teams Up With Epsom
Tool Rental Again For 2018
Mark Fraser, Owner
of Epsom Tool Rental and Jake Matheson, Driver from Jake Matheson
Jake Matheson Racing, LLC
is pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership with
Epsom Tool Rental for the 2018 race season. “Our team is so grateful
to Epsom Tool Rental for their support over the last year,” Matheson
said. “We are looking forward to working with Mark again for the
ETR is constantly adding
to inventory, so there’s always a new and interesting item to
feature. Check out their website
learn more about all that Epsom Tool Rental offers for tools and
“Epsom Tool Rental is
glad to continue our relationship with Jake,” stated Epsom Tool
Rental Owner Mark Fraser. “I appreciate the work he has done to
promote ETR. Customers have mentioned seeing his videos on social
media, so we are looking forward to making more in the near future.”
To view all the videos
about Epsom Tool Rental go to the JMR YouTube channel named Jake
Matheson. There you will see ETR’s content in the Promotions
Playlist. Stay tuned for the 2018 videos to start soon!
Awana Club at
Epsom Bible Church recently held our Annual Grand Prix races. Kids
build a car from a kit containing a wooden block, wheels, and axles
then race them on our track. Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and
3rd in both Speed and Design categories. Seventeen Clubbers
participated in the races, with family members cheering them on.
Pictured here are our participating Clubbers.
Clive Babkirk Sr. And
Lois (Wishart) Babkirk
A memorial for Clive and
Lois, who both passed away in April, will be held on Sunday, May
27th from 1 to 4 at the Epsom Fire Station. Burial will be private.