Epsom NH News

July 4, 2018


Congratulations to Marissa Kibbee of Epsom who has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy from Springfield College for studies completed in 2018.



Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 PM the Epsom Public Library will host Will Broussard from the Mount Washington Observatory.  His program is called “Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather.”  The mountain boasts the world record for the highest wind observed by humankind and Mr. Broussard will take us on a journey into the alpine zone and the unique life and work of the weather observers at the top of New England.


The movie matinee on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:30 is “I Can Only Imagine.”  This is the inspiring and unknown true story behind Mercy Me’s beloved chart topping song that brought ultimate hope to so many and is a reminder of the power of forgiveness.



Congratulations to Lauren Lucille Graham of Epsom, who was named to the dean’s list at Norwich University for the spring 2018 semester.



Epsom Town Band--Concerts In The Park


The Epsom Town Band will present its summer series of concerts on three Friday evenings, July 13, July 20, and July 27, and on Old Home Day on Saturday, August 11.  Admission is free.


All concerts are held at Webster Park on Route 28 in Epsom.  The July concerts start at 7 p.m., and the Old Home Day concert starts at 6:30 p.m.  A rain date is scheduled for Friday, August 3, at 7 p.m.


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 these “Concerts in the Park.” For more information please contact Penny Graham at 736-9044.



Epsom Public Library Youth Events


Monday, July 9th 1:30 pm: Family Movie: Maya the Bee: The Honey Games rated PG. Popcorn and drinks provided.


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!


Saturday, July 14th thru 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!



Pembroke Academy Alum Makes Generous Donation In Support Of Bicentennial

Money Will Be Used Toward The Creation Of An Athletic Hall Of Fame


Thanks to a generous gift from a Pembroke Academy (PA) alum, the Pembroke Academy Bicentennial Committee is off to a great start in creating a Pembroke Academy Athletic Hall of Fame, one of several culminating projects to celebrate the school’s 200th anniversary.


Peter Cofran, PA class of 1969, made a donation of $2,000 towards the effort after attending the school’s Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration in April where he became aware of the goal to create an Athletic Hall of Fame.  Acknowledging that athletics is of significant importance to him, Cofran wished to gift the donation to his alma mater in appreciation of the educational experience he was afforded while enrolled at the school.


“To receive such support from an alum was truly heartwarming, and certainly very much appreciated,” said PA Headmaster Paul Famulari.


With many other Pembroke Academy Bicentennial activities planned, the school would welcome additional volunteers.  Anyone interested in becoming involved should contact Headmaster Paul Famulari directly at 603-485-7881 or by email at pfamulari@sau53.org.



Letter To The Editor



The Old Meeting House Revitalization Committee (OMHRC) would like to thank all of the Epsom Residents that participated in the survey concerning the use of the Old Meeting House. We are currently summarizing the results.


Our next step is to hold Listening Sessions to gather additional input. In July, we will be contacting those who indicated they would like to participate in the Listening Sessions with available dates and times.  Once the Listening Sessions have been completed, we will publish the results and provide them to the Epsom Board of Selectmen for additional action.


Again, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the Epsom Residents for your time and input.


Submitted By: OMHRC - Old Meeting House Revitalization Committee




Richard W. LaFramboise, 63


Epsom - Mr. Richard W. "Dick" LaFramboise, 63 of Epsom, passed away suddenly in his sleep, on June 23, 2018 in Minnesota while on a motorcycle trip.


Born in Woonsocket, RI, Dick was the son of the late Frederick and Helen (Buzzell) LaFramboise.  He was raised and educated in Rochester and was a graduate of Spaulding High School.  He worked in construction for a short time before entering the NH Air National Guard in 1975, which marked the beginning of his 32 year military career.


Dick joined the Exeter Police Department in April 1977 and entered NH Police Standards and Training where he graduated in the 38th Academy in April 1978. Dick began his career with the Merrimack County Sherriff office in January 1981, and retired in June 2001.  Dick had 28 years of service in Law Enforcement and enlisted in the Army National Guard, serving his country from 1983 to 2010, being honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sargent.


Dick returned to law enforcement part time with the Chichester Police Department in 2001, and was currently employed with the U.S. Marshal Service of New Hampshire.


Dick was a longtime member of the Humane Lodge # 21 F&AM in Rochester as well as a past member of the Blue Knights and enjoyed motorcycle trips with his best friend, Thomas.  Above all, he was a consummate family man, devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren.  He loved his country, his job and the military.


He was predeceased by his beloved son Eric, who passed away in 2017.


He is survived by his loving & devoted wife, Lori (Towne) LaFramboise, his daughter Stephanie Douglass and her husband Brian and their children Bryce and Gabriella of Goffstown: his daughter-in-law, Kayla LaFramboise and her children Harrison and Easton of Center Barnstead; his siblings, Ronald LaFramboise of Texas, Sandra Bacon and her husband John "Jack" of MA and Rebecca Fee of NH: and best friend Thomas.


Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Epsom Bible Church, 398 Blackhall Road, Epsom.  A Masonic Service and Military Honors will begin at 6:30pm.  Burial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory to benefit the NH Police Memorial Perpetual Care Fund; Checks made to NH Law Enforcement Memorial Association, P.O. Box 3864, Concord, NH 03302, or a charity of your choice in Dick's memory.


Assisting the family with arrangements is Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial Home in Epsom.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com.












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