The Epsom Town Committee
To Elect Democrats will be hosting a forum of Democratic Candidates
who will be running for election in the primary (9/6/2018), general
election (11/6/2018). Forum will be held Friday August 10, 2018 from
6 pm to 8 pm, doors open 5:45 pm. Location is American Legion Post
112, 1044 Short Falls Road, Epsom, NH 03234.
Candidates who will be
Governor race - Molly
Kelly and Steve Marchand
District 4 - Gray Chynowerth and Garth Courriveau
State Senate District 17
- Chris Roundy
State Rep Merrimack
District 21 - Miriam Cahill-Yeaton and Mary Frambach
State Rep Merrimack
District 29 - Erin Canterbury
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 is looking for pie donations for this year’s Old Home Day supper
on Sat. August 11th at Webster Park. If you would like to
donate, please call Vickie at 736-4707 or Jeanne at 736-9240. Double
crust fruit pies (homemade or store bought) can be left at the small
building by the Pavilion on Sat. August 11th. Thank you very much
for your help!
On Tuesday, August 7 at
7:00, the Epsom Library will host Mr. Robert Azzi who will present
his program “Ask a Muslim Anything.” An Arab American Muslim,
he speaks on issues of identity, conflict and Islam. He
welcomes questions on Islam, on being a Muslim and issues related to
terrorism as he has experienced and understands them. Born in
New Hampshire, he has lived in Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Jeddah and New
Wednesday, August 8, the
matinee at 1:30 is “Journey’s End.” From the container, The
Great War – March 1918 – Led by war weary Captain Stanhope,
C-Company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of
northern France. With a German offensive imminently a[[roaching, the
company anxiously awaits their unknown fate. Peter Travers of
Rolling Stone, calls this “an emotional powerhouse you will not
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the
legislature was called in for a special session to address the
Supreme Court decision on Wayfarer vs South Dakota, which threatens
that all internet sellers would have to collect and pay sales taxes
to all taxing jurisdictions (something over 10,000, including
counties and cities). That’s a major burden on small sellers,
especially since New Hampshire only businesses don’t currently
collect any sales taxes. So the governor created a task force and
called a special session.
The first debate was on
the rules. The issues were, first, allowing the special session to
extend beyond one day and creating a committee of conference
procedure if the House and Senate disagreed, and second, allowing
the House as well as the Senate to introduce bills and resolutions.
Amendments to change these failed, 125-188 and 98-216.
The Senate passed the
special committee’s bill (SS SB 1) without amendment, and sent it
over. It included a list of findings, a study commission on sales
taxes, and a new law that required any attempt at collecting such
taxes to register with the Attorney General and meet a number of
criteria. The first action was an amendment to delete everything
except the study commission. I was one of three speakers in favor of
this amendment, since I believe that the New Hampshire Advantage of
no sales tax requires stronger action than registration with the
Attorney General, and I am not convinced that a 5-4 Supreme Court
decision to send a case back to South Dakota requires immediate
action. Rather to my surprise, the amendment passed, 164-151, and
the bill, as amended, passed 258-57.
The Senate refused to
concur with the amended bill and the special session ended with no
Hand Spinning Exhibit And Demonstration At The Epsom Public
To kick off our exciting
new exhibit, Joyce Heck will be demonstrating hand spinning at the
library on Saturday, August 4, from 10 am to noon. If you’ve
ever wanted to try spinning, come in and give it a whirl.
Children and adults alike are welcome to be guided by Joyce through
the basics of this fascinating and classic craft.
Joyce is a member of the
NH Spinners and Dyers Guild, a statewide organization of people who
enjoy spinning and creating a wide variety of items made from
handspun yarn. Some members of the guild raise sheep, rabbits and
goats for their spinnable fibers, while others enjoy using cotton
and flax. Vests, sweaters, shawls and scarves made from wool,
alpaca, mohair, cotton and other plant fibers are among the knit or
woven articles that will be on display at the library. Work by
Joyce Heck, Emily Skofield, Fran Emory and Beckie Hanson are
included in this exhibit of fiber items created much as they would
have been two hundred years ago. The show runs through
September 15 and may be viewed during regular library hours: Monday
through Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.
For more information, call the library at 736-9920 or visit
Epsom Public Library
Tuesday, August 7th
12:30pm “Teddy Bear Picnic” Please note time change for this special
story time! Bring your favorite teddy, blanket and sandwich
and join us for bear stories, songs and a craft! Drinks and dessert
will be provided. Donations of snacks and drinks is greatly
Wednesday, August 8th
6:30pm “Summer Reading Program Finale” “Treasure Island” presented
by the Hampstead Stage Company Please join us for a fun evening to
celebrate all our youth readers. This wonderful theatre production
is for all ages and includes audience participation. Refreshments
will be served. Signups are encouraged!
Monday, August 6th at
6pm: “Teen Exercise program. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a
water bottle. Pizza and drinks for supper after the workout. Please
sign up at the library circulation desk or call Vickie at 736-9920.
Friends Of The Epsom
Submitted By Virginia J.
The Friends of the Epsom
Library are once again hosting their Lemonade and Cookie stand at
Old Home Day! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday,
August 11th, at Webster Park!
New this year! We will
have FREE books for children who stop by our booth! Friends of
the Library are able to provide many great community perks for Epsom
residents, such as FREE passes to great venues in the area!
Stop by the library before you take your family out to any of these
great NH attractions: The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery
Center/Planetarium in Concord, Exeter’s American Independence
Museum, Portsmouth’s Strawberry Banke and our newest pass to
Warner’s NH Telephone museum!
We are able to offer
these wonderful passes through our fund raising efforts, such as our
yearly Mums Sale. We are now taking orders for mums! Don’t
forget to order your mums by August 13th! We will be taking
orders at Old Home Day and at the Library. Our prices are remaining
the same- $8 for one and $35 for five, which is an amazing bargain,
especially considering how big and beautiful they are each year!