Epsom NH News

May 23, 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 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.





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 call 736-9920.



“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.


Pre-Registration is recommended, but is not required.  To register, visit www.crvna.org or email carmella.dow@crvna.org.



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.


Congratulations to 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 736-4707.



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. 


Representative Carol McGuire





JMR Teams Up With Epsom Tool Rental Again For 2018

Mark Fraser, Owner of Epsom Tool Rental and Jake Matheson, Driver from Jake Matheson Racing.

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 2018 Season.


ETR is constantly adding to inventory, so there’s always a new and interesting item to feature. Check out their website www.epsomtoolrental.com to learn more about all that Epsom Tool Rental offers for tools and equipment services.”


“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.​












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