Epsom NH News

September 19, 2018


Epsom Dinner Show


Evergreen Lodge #53 and Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 are sponsoring another great Dinner Show on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 at the American Legion Hall. The dinner/show begins at 6 pm and includes appetizers, beverages, turkey, roast beef, vegetables and homemade dessert.  The show is directed by Elizabeth Lent and features all local talent! Tickets are $25.00 per person or a table of 6 for $125.00. Call Vickie 736-4707 for reservations or for more info. Plan to join us for a fun night of great food and entertainment.



The movie matinee at the Epsom Library on Wednesday, September 26 is “The Rider”. Based on a true story, Brady Jandreau, a rising rodeo star, is seriously injured in a tragic riding accident.  Unable to continue on the rodeo circuit, he returns home and tries to regain control of his fate.



The Epsom Cub Scouts will be holding a new recruitment night at Epsom Central School in the multipurpose room on September 20 from 6-8 pm. Leaders will be on hand that evening to register any new scouts and to answer any questions families may have about our program. If you need more information or have immediate questions please contact Scoutmaster Joe Nericcio at 435-0396 or nericcioj@yahoo.com and he would be happy to speak with you.





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

This week, the House met on Governor Sununu’s vetoes. The House bills were quite minor: HB 143, allowing a parole violator to be remanded for less than 90 days in some circumstances, was briefly explained by its supporters, and the veto overridden, 255-89. HB 314, establishing a way for driverless cars to be registered in the state and requiring them to obey traffic laws, was also explained and overridden, 279-66. HB 1736, increasing the amount from the dam repair fund that can be spent without governor and council approval, was also explained and overridden, 266-79. The Senate overrode the veto on HB 143, but not the others.


After a recess, we received two of the vetoed Senate bills (SB 593, repealing the death penalty, was not overridden in the Senate.) SB 365, biomass subsidies, was debated at length as to the financial impact, pollution effects, importance to the state, and the veto was overridden, 226-113. SB 446, increasing the net metering limit to 5 MW, was also debated but the veto was sustained, 213-128.


My committee on constant dollar amortization for the pension system met again, and learned that the switch would cost $97 million in the first year, resulting in a property tax increase of $ 0.25-0.66 in the state’s most populous towns and cities (and probably about the same in smaller ones.) Neither the governor’s staff, nor House or Senate Finance chairs, had any support for funding that increase at the state level, and none of the committee members would consider imposing it on property taxpayers. Switching now would not pay off the liability any faster, nor eliminate market risk, and the change to the system’s funding status was minimal. So the committee moved to not recommend a change at this time and adjourned.


Representative Carol McGuire





Ingeborg Seaboyer Exhibit At The Epsom Library: “From The Ground Up – A Forester’s View"

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Ingeborg Seaboyer is a lifelong resident of Derry, New Hampshire.  Her art education has stretched from Pinkerton Academy to the University of New Hampshire to the Manchester Institute of Arts & Sciences (now the New Hampshire Institute of Art) where she began to explore pen and ink drawing in 1993.  A forester with the State of New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, her drawing has turned into something of a second career.  Her works draws on a lifetime in fields and forests of New England; truly viewing those rural landscapes from the ground up.


Ingeborg has illustrated three books:  Selecting Trees for Urban Landscape Ecosystems, and Good Forestry in the Granite State 1st and 2nd Editions.  She provided most of the illustrations for Project Learning Tree’s Focus on New Hampshire Forests. Additionally, she has completed commissions for the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, the New Hampshire Tree Farm Committee, the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters and UNH Cooperative Extension.  She often combines watercolor and colored pencil with her pen and ink techniques, as well as working solely in watercolor. She is a founding member of the Derry Area Artists Collaborative and her work can be viewed at www.derryareaartists.com.  She can be contacted at ingeborg@derryareaartists.com or (603) 479-6491.


The exhibit runs through November 10, and may be viewed during regular library hours:  Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.  For information, call 736-9920 or visit www.epsomlibrary.com.



Tim’s Truck Capital & Auto Sales is Having a Tailgate Party - And You’re All Invited!


What better way to end the summer and start fall with a bang than Tim’s Truck Capital family friendly Tailgate Party and Grand Opening Celebration? 


Saturday, September 22, from 9AM to 5PM Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales is celebrating their newest location at 59 Sawyer Ave. in Epsom and they want YOU to join them!


What do you want at a Tailgate Party? Food of course! There will be food trucks on site while you browse around and listen to great Music from 105.5 WJYY and 93.3 The Wolf radio stations! Speaking of food - Tim’s is also collecting non-perishable food items for Epsom’s Food Pantry. It’s the time of year when the food pantry gets ready for the holidays but also for providing snacks for kids at Epsom Central who may not have enough. So bring in those canned fruits, boxes of raisins and granola bars too and Tim will deliver them for you! And speaking of kids... Don’t know what to do with the kids? Bring ‘em! There will be a Bouncy House and other kid-friendly stuff to do and see! For the “big kids” there will be a Parts Swap Meet and take part in some awesome Raffles! So make sure to check that out!


We couldn’t have this great time without some awesome partners so we want to thank 603 Diesels, TWI Warranties, Toyo Tires and AAA for being there for us. We also want to thank ALL of our customers who keep us going and make it a pleasure to serve you.. We can’t wait to see you all at this terrific Tailgate Party at Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales, THIS Saturday, September 22 from 9AM-5PM. An awesome time will be had by all!



New Rye Union Congregational Church

Faith! Fun! Fellowship! Food!


On Sunday September 23rd, New Rye Church will hold its “Rally Day” when we begin our Christian Education efforts for the year. So come one, come all to join the New Rue Sunday School. Kids of all ages welcome. So if your child has been asking questions that are hard to answer, join us in our quest to answer questions of faith – our journey begins at 289 New Rye Road.at 10 a.m. on September 23rd.


Moreover, for the more mature with questions of faith, on Sunday September 30th at 10 a.m. New Rye Church will welcome a special guest to our pulpit: Marty Pomeroy, head of the Boston chapter of “Reasons to Believe.” He will speak on the “Intersection of Science and Faith.” In addition to his prepared remarks, he will remain with us for the fellowship hour after church to answer any questions that anyone may have. Please bring any friends with an interest in this topic, especially any nonbeliever friends!


New Rye Union Congregational Church is located at 289 New Rye Road in Epsom, NH. 736-9666.




Patricia Yeaton Crafts

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PEMBROKE - Mrs. Patricia Yeaton Crafts, 88, of Pembroke, died peacefully in the presence of her loving family on September 8, 2018.


Patricia was the daughter of the late George and Madeline (Brown) Yeaton. Born in Northwood NH, she was raised on the family farm and educated in Epsom. She was a graduate of Pembroke Academy Class of ‘48 and attended the University of New Hampshire. Pat was a resident of Pembroke for 68 years.


Pat retired from the Concord Hospital as the Director of Admissions.  She was the co-owner of Crafts Gas & Electric Company in Pembroke and later went on to co-found The Den of Antiquity.


Pat was a trustee for the Pembroke Library and a longtime Supervisor of the Checklist for the town of Pembroke.  She was a founding member of the Plausawa Valley Country Club and was also one of the early organizers of the Pembroke Old Home Day. She worshiped at both the Congregational Church in Pembroke and New Rye Church in Epsom. 


Pat enjoyed decorative painting, quilting, golf, travel, high school sports, gardening, cooking, and her walks. Her love of history, antiques (especially tools!) developed into epic yearly yard sales. The love of music inspired her to become involved in the restoration of the Concord Auditorium. 


She was predeceased by her former husband, Mansfield “Junior” Crafts; her son, Jonathan; and her siblings, June, Ted, and Syd.


She is survived by her children: Deborah Stempel (Sylvester) of Waterbury Center, VT, Cynthia Wilkinson (Thomas) of Concord and James Crafts (Pamela) of Warren, VT; six grandchildren: Nathan Wilkinson, Kristin Wilkinson , Sara Wilkinson , Karli Stempel , Griffin Crafts and Samuel Crafts; one great grandchild: Grayson Denningham, her siblings: Charles Yeaton of Epsom, Phillip Yeaton of Concord, Calvin Yeaton of Epsom and Nancy Claris of Epsom.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Calling Hours will be held on Friday, September 21st from 3 to 6 P.M. in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home 1217 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom.  Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at 10 A.M. in the New Rye Congregational Church in Epsom.  Burial will follow in New Rye Cemetery in Epsom.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Epsom Public Library Madeline’s Room 1606 Dover Rd. Epsom, NH 03234 or the Pembroke Town Library 313 Pembroke St. Pembroke, NH 03275.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com












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