Evergreen Lodge #53 and Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 are sponsoring
another great Dinner/Cabaret Show “The Roaring 20s,” on Friday, May
13th and Saturday, May 14th at the American Legion Hall.
dinner show begins at 6 pm and includes turkey, roast beef and all
the fixings. The show, directed by Elizabeth Lent features all local
talent including, Linda Martell, Jeanne Foster, Morgan Kelly and
Larry Yeaton just to name a few!
Reservations are required. Call
Vickie at 736-4707 or Betty 736-8885 for reservations or for more
ticket info. Plan to join us for a great night of good food and
entertainment. Proceeds will be used to help bring the historic Odd
Fellows Hall into code compliance!
Epsom-Chichester Lions Club and The Epsom Fire Dept Auxiliary will
be hosting another Fabulous ALL YOU CAN EAT benefit breakfast on
Saturday, April 30th at the Epsom Fire Station from 7:30 am - 10:30
am. Cash donations.
All proceeds from the breakfast will go
towards the continuing update of the “Rapid Intervention Bag” for
our Epsom fire personnel. Many of you have had the pleasure of
enjoying one of these breakfasts before. We promise you won’t be
disappointed. So, mark your calendars April 30th at the Epsom Fire
The Epsom Central School PTO will be
hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from April 12 - 15. The book fair is
open during school hours Tuesday through Friday, as well as Tuesday
evening from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. For more information or if you’re
interested in volunteering, please contact Leanne Jacques (736-9572)
or Diane Proulx (738-2037).
Awareness Poster and Essay Contests Winners
Recently the Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge recognized winners of their
Drug Awareness Poster and Essay Contest. The winner of the essay
contest was 6th grader, Christian Locke. The winners of the poster
contest were: 3rd place, Renee Proulx; 2nd place, Earnhardt Dail;
and 1st place, Ashley Gatchell. Finalists will have their work
entered in the state-wide contest. Congratulations and Epsom Central
School thanks you for sending such a positive message.
England Scenes” Paintings By Nan
Quintin At The Epsom Public
Come to the Epsom Public Library and enjoy paintings by
featured artist Nan Quintin April 16 to May 28, 2011. There
will be an opening reception Saturday, April 16 1:00 – 3:00.
Public is cordially invited.
This show includes watercolor and
acrylic paintings of New England landscapes and still life
arrangements, as well as miniature paintings. Nan is a member of the
Chelmsford Art Society and the Nashua Area Artists Association.
The artist grew up on a small farm in Groton, Massachusetts, and has
lived in nearby Pepperell, Massachusetts for almost 30 years, only
three miles from her childhood home. She often goes there to paint,
and many of her paintings have agricultural themes. Her Pepperell
home also influences her painting. It is what remains of a mill
complex from the 1840s with an interesting history of having been a
grist mill, saw mill and gravestone manufacturing firm.
Don’t miss the miniature folk art scenes in the display
cases. These detailed paintings, all 5” x 7” or smaller, are painted
with acrylic paint on canvas or masonite panels.
frequently asked questions concerning the size of her paint brushes
and the length of time required to create a miniature painting. She
uses “very small brushes that come to a fine point”. When asked how
long it takes to do a miniature acrylic landscape, Nan says:
“It takes about an hour per square inch to do the actual painting,
plus time to prepare the surface, compose the picture, locate
reference material, mat and frame the picture - plus a lifetime of
experience!” Nan states that these imaginative paintings are
“fun to paint, inspired by happy childhood memories” and “are
intended to offer a pleasant escape from everyday concerns.” To
learn more about miniature art and Miniature Art Societies, visit
Nan’s work may be seen during regular library hours, Monday –
Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. For more
information, call 736-9920.
Pembroke Academy proudly presents the The PA Players preparing
for their spring production, Harvey, A Comedy in Three Acts by Mary
Chase. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights April 14th through the 16th with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday
the 16th at the Pembroke Academy Auditorium, 209 Academy Road,
Pembroke, NH. Advance tickets are $7 by email to
name and date of performance you plan on attending or by calling PA
at 485-7881 Tickets are $10 at the door.
HealthCare Center’s Activity
Department Wins Pop Tart Contest
Put On By Kelloggs!
Submitted By Scott R. Foley, AD
Director Epsom Healthcare Center
I submitted a short essay to the
question that they posed: “What Would You Do With One Thousand Pop
I stated that I had never tasted a Pop Tart until I was
an adult and I was sure that many of the elders at the Nursing Home
had never tasted them either, so I would throw a Pop Tart Party!
Well, when I arrived home one day there was One Thousand Pop Tarts
sitting on my doorstep with a note and a Flip Video Camera. We Won!
We invited some residents from a nursing home in Manchester to join
us; we sang a song that we wrote about eating Pop Tarts, that you
are never too old to try something new! We had musical entertainment
sung by Scott Foley (Activity Director at Epsom Healthcare Center)
and created and tasted a variety of Pop Tart creations like “Ham and
pineapple in between a Brown Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tart” and many
other creations as well as everyone’s favorite creation the “Pop
Tart Ice Cream Sundae!” created by my Assistants, Cindy Pickard and
Laurie McPhee. We had a Blast!
The many leftover Pop Tarts were
donated to the Epsom Food Bank at the Town Hall.
Public Library An Introduction To Genealogy
Have you ever wanted
to learn more about your ancestry but didn’t know where or how to
begin? On April 13th at 7:00 p.m., Bill Copeley, Librarian at
the New Hampshire Historical Society, will present An Introduction
to Genealogy at the Epsom Library. He will discuss what genealogy
is, why we should all have an interest in our ancestors, show some
of the basic sources that are available, and advise where to go to
do research in New Hampshire.
Mr. Copeley received a B.S. in 1970
from MIT, majoring in Humanities and Science; an M.A. in 1973 from
the University of Wyoming where he majored in American Studies; and
pursued graduate work in library science at the University of Rhode
He has been with the New Hampshire Historical Society in
Concord since 1973 and has been the Librarian there since 1987.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
all the drama last week, it was a pleasure to hear some
straightforward Senate bills. SB157, on the division of weights and
measures, allows private service contractors to apply the state seal
on scales or other measuring devices used in commerce. It also
defunds three positions that the department had used when it had the
only authority to apply these seals, and rolled back device license
fees to the 2008 level. Three technicians aren’t enough to inspect
and certify every measuring device in the state once a year; and the
state had gotten behind on these certifications. Even worse, they
have long been unable to audit and discipline the service
technicians, all of whom are licensed by the department.
on adoption of agency rules, is a fairly minor simplification of the
rule making process. It allows for a second public hearing when the
proposed rules are significantly changed after the first hearing,
and establishes the procedures to adjust schedules when necessary.
SB173, proclaiming January 24, 2012 as Granny D. Day, was the
opportunity for several of her fans to read letters of commendation
to us. SB153, on real estate appraisers, is an expansion of
licensing requirements and increased fees for real estate
appraisers, all in the name of complying with the federal Dodds-Frank
bill. The licensing subcommittee will examine this scheme very
closely, but we will probably have to adopt it.
I also presented
HB339, on the state meat inspection program, to the Senate ED&A
committee, and they immediately voted to recommend it to the full
Anyone interested in what is going on in the State House
is invited to email or call me. Anyone who wants more information
than I can fit into a letter should email me for my newsletter.
Representative Carol McGuire