Roger Williams University
is proud to announce that Abigail MacCallum, of Epsom, graduated Cum
Laude with a B.A. in Public Relations in May as part of the Class of
The movie matinee at the
Epsom Library on Wednesday, July 18 at 1:30 is “Tulip Fever”.
In 17th century Amsterdam an orphaned girl is forcibly married to a
rich and powerful merchant. She begins a passionate affair
with an artist and they risk everything and enter the frenzied
tulip-bulb market in hopes that the right bulb will make them a
fortune and buy them their freedom. This film is rated R.
Epsom Food Pantry
Hi Everybody! Boy, it
sure has been a scorcher. We are grateful for the two air
conditioners at the Pantry. It keeps the area cool and our
food safe. And the freezers do their duty at keeping our meats
Speaking of meat, they
had a good sale at Shaw’s this week and I was able to get 100 pounds
in 1 pound packages. Thank you so much for your work to help us at
the Pantry. By meat I mean hamburg. Right now we have a good variety
for our members. Along with beef we have fish, pork, and chicken. We
try to have healthy choices for the families, as it is important for
the kids to have healthy food.
I can hardly wait for the
fresh veggies. The staff is having a meeting this week to keep us
all up to date on the rules and regulations we must follow.
Remember, if you know of a family or a person going without and too
proud to come to the Pantry, call and let me know so that I can
Until next time,
Brenda Marston Named
Volunteer Of The Month
By Girl Scouts Of The
Green And White Mountains
Epsom Woman Helps Girls
Build Courage, Confidence And Character
For 13 years, Brenda
Marston of Epsom has given her all for Girl Scouts in her hometown.
She has been either a leader or co-leader for every troop in Epsom,
along with coordinating the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale, helping
girls take an active role to discover who they are, what they care
about and take action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts
of the Green and White Mountains have named her Volunteer of the
Month for July.
Brenda first got involved
with Girl Scouts when her daughter was in second grade, and it
wasn’t long before she started volunteering her help. She started
with Girl Scout fall product sales and helped with Troop 20406’s
field trips. There are about 45 girls in the troop, from Daisies to
Ambassadors. Girls have built confidence in themselves and learned
entrepreneurial skills by earning money selling Girl Scout Cookies,
which allows them to go to camp.
“It’s a very rewarding
experience,” she said of her involvement with Girl Scouts. “A parent
wrote this thing about how great it was, how her daughter is now
outgoing, excited to come to meetings. Seeing the girls grow is
exciting. One girl said that when she grows up, she wants to be a
leader just like me!”
While noting that there
are just not enough hours in the day to do everything she wants to
with the girls, Brenda has managed to pack in a lot of activities
for her troop.
She’s taken the girls
camping and done an overnight badge blast with the older girls,
where they stay at the Epsom town library and do a journey
overnight. “We’re pretty fortunate. The library is our home,” she
said. This summer, she is planning to do something once a month,
such as a one-day hike. They have done a birthday celebration for
Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts; World Thinking Day;
a Superhero Night; holiday crafts; cookie swaps; a Powder Puff
Derby; and a corn maze in the fall at Beech Hill Farms in Hopkinton.
“Brenda is an amazing
leader and is truly in it for the girls,” said Kristin Bingham in
her nomination. “She plans and organizes everything for every troop
and doesn’t ask for a lot of help. Not only is she a leader, she is
also the Cookie and Fall Product Coordinator for our town. Even
though her daughter is now in college, Brenda continues to lead our
troop and provide every girl with a positive learning, growing,
educated, leading, caring experience. Without her, I am sure our
program would suffer greatly. There is nothing Brenda would not do
for any of the girls.”
Brenda’s best advice to
girls: Be true to yourselves. “You can be anything you want to be.”
When girls succeed, so
does society. Girl Scouts provides the tools girls need to not only
dream big, but to achieve those dreams. Girl Scouts of the Green and
White Mountains is proud of Brenda Marston for promoting G.I.R.L.
(Go-Getter, Risk-Taker, Innovator, Leader)™ experiences.
Epsom Public Library
Wednesday, July 11th 6pm:
“Wild About Turtles” featuring Mary “The Turtle Lady” Doane.
Includes storytelling, singing, movement and creative arts! Enjoy
seeing live box turtles, aquatic turtles and our most popular NH
turtle, the Common Snapper! Educational and great fun! Sign up
for this event!
Saturday, July 14th
through Saturday, July 21st: Giant “Tyrannosaurus Rex” skeleton will
be on display! Plan to visit the library and view this amazing
dinosaur courtesy of our Gum Drop Book reps. Chuck and Melanie. The
library will have many dinosaur themed activities planned during the
week and new dinosaur books on display too!
Monday, July 16th 1:30pm
Children’s Movie: The Land before Time: Invasion of the Tinysauruses
rated G. Snacks and drinks provided.
Monday, July 16th 6:30pm
Family Movie: Early Man rated PG. Popcorn and drinks provided.
Wednesday, July 18th 12
Noon “Dinosaur Event” Join us for dinosaur stories, songs and crafts
including “Dig it Up Dinosaur” eggs! . Includes lunch! Donations of
desserts and drinks are appreciated! Sign up at the library.
Joyce Lemay - Artisan of
Artisan of the Month is
our longtime member, Joyce Lemay of Chichester. Joyce loves
celebrating holidays and her theme is “Christmas in July”. It
is never too early to think of Christmas!
Joyce has been working on
holiday ornaments all year and has some new designs as well as old
One lucky winner will
receive a patriotic Santa, which she is donating for the monthly
raffle, so make sure to stop by and fill out a form. Joyce
also sews seasonal wall hangings, tea towels, table runners and
creates fabric gift tags, bags and cards. During the spring,
summer and early fall she sells field-dug perennials from her many
Valley Artisans is
located at 10 Goboro Rd., Epsom, just east of the Epsom traffic
circle. Shop hours are presently Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 AM
- 6 PM. Stop by to browse the fine selection of quality hand
crafted items made by many local and area artisans. We hope to
see you there.
Epsom Town Band
The Epsom Town Band will
present its next concert on Friday evening, July 20th, at 7:00 p.m.
at Webster Park. Additional concerts are scheduled for July 27th at
7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m. August 3rd
at 7:00 p.m. is a rain date for any of the July concerts.
The band will perform a
variety of music including Broadway selections, marches, light
classical, patriotic, and “pop” tunes under the leadership of Jim
Lukeman. The band draws musicians from several local towns and
is celebrating its 127th year! Mark your calendars, invite your
friends and family, and plan to attend on Friday evening. For
more information please contact Penny Graham at 736-9044.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
There’s no legislative
activity this week, except some discussion and planning on out of
state sales taxes; but the governor’s been busy. I attended a bill
signing for two of the regulatory reform bills I worked on: HB 1104,
setting time limits for agency approvals, and SB 334, creating a
uniform process for new state residents to get a professional
The governor has also
vetoed at least six bills. The Senate bills have gotten a lot of
attention from the press: SB 593, repealing the death penalty; SB
365, requiring electric companies to buy biomass fueled power at
above market prices; and SB 446, increasing the cap for net metering
from one to five megawatts. I voted against the last two, so I’m
going to support the vetoes despite the press. Yes, the wood-fired
power plants are shutting down, harming the economy in the North
Country: but you don’t see the electricity-using businesses in all
parts of the state prospering, nor the people better able to pay
their electric bills.
HB 143, allowing the
parole board to recommit a parole violator for less than 90 days
after completing a substance abuse program, was vetoed for technical
problems, including not differentiating between crimes of substance
abuse and others; I’ll support the veto. HB 1736, increasing the
threshold for governor and council approval of dam maintenance
expenditures, passed the House on consent so I wasn’t aware of it,
but reading the veto message inclines me to support the veto. I had
supported HB 314, on autonomous vehicles, because I was convinced by
the debate; the governor vetoed it because it specified “level 5”
vehicles. I hadn’t noticed the distinction and will have to read up