Epsom NH News

January 18, 2017


Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210


1/20  @ 6 pm Vendor Cardingo. Please come out and have fun with your friends. Possibly win prizes from our vendors and to get extra cards bring donations of mittens, gently used coats, socks, etc.  Cost is $10 per person for 4 sets of 3 Cards. Cash Bar, food menu available. Must be 18+ ( smoke free, event hall) 


1/22 @ 9am-11am  Breakfast Buffet.  Omlettes and eggs to order with your drinks of coffee, tea, milk and juices included. Cost is Adults $8. Veterans $6 and Kids under 10 years old $4. We can’t wait to see you! ( smoke free, Dining hall)


Every Wednesday, Free Trivia @ 7pm



On Wednesday, January 18 The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, will be shown at 1:30 at the Epsom Library.  Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant who enjoys numbers more than people.  To those around him, he is a CPA,  In reality, however, he freelances for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations.  But the US Treasury Department begins to investigate and things begin to unravel.


As with all winter movie matinees, should there be a snow storm please call the library at 736-9920 to make sure we are open and plowed out.



Congratulations to Niklaus Bair of Epsom, studying Game Design, for being named to the Champlain College President’s List for Fall 2016, achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or higher in the fall 2016 semester.



Congratulations to Melissa Allen of Epsom who was named to the Emmanuel College Fall 2016 Dean’s List. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.



Epsom Town Night

With The Manchester Monarchs

Pink the Rink!


Saturday, February 11

6 PM


Special Price $16 Adults • $12 Youth


Parents & Kids will unravel the USA Flag on the ice during the National Anthem against the Thunder.


For more information, contact Chris Bowes at Chris.Bowes@epsomnh.org or 443-465-0557.



First Annual Ground Hog Day Corn Hole Tournament at Epsom Odd Fellows Hall


On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the 1st Annual Ground Hog Day Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by Evergreen Lodge #53 will be held at the Epsom Odd Fellows Hall on Short Falls Road in Epsom. This tournament is open to all who enjoy playing the Corn Hole bean bag toss game. It will be limited to the first 12 2-person teams that sign-up. We’ll have 3 sets of Corn Hole Boards setup in the lodge hall, so 6 teams can compete at a time.


Registration will start at 6pm with play getting under way as soon as enough teams are registered. The entry fee will be $10 per team or $5 per person. If you don’t have a partner, we’ll pair you up with someone.


Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Refreshments will be available. To sign-up, call Dave Lent at 603 736-8885 or email evergreenlodge53@gmail.com. Come on out for a winter’s evening of fun and competition.



Art With Empathy At The Epsom Public Library


The Epsom Public Library is pleased to present “Art with Empathy”, a mixed-media exhibit focusing on social awareness, by Laconia artist, Elaine Morrison.  


Elaine is a Granite State native raised in the country community of Lochmere.  A lifelong interest in art and education was furthered with a Masters degree in education at PSU. As a Special Education teacher, she used her skills as an Integrated Arts teacher to educate her pupils.


Experience as a teacher representative traveling to Brazil with Envelart, an intercultural art exchange program, further broadened her artistic goals. An independent study of the Mongolian tribes during a summer in Russia enhanced her cultural knowledge. This study of cultures continued with a trip to Kodiak Island as part of an archeological dig studying the Alaskan indigenous people. Elaine’s Native American heritage inspires her to study and paint many Native American themes. Another cultural art exchange involved a trip to Haiti teaching art in the classroom. Her artwork reflects her deep convictions for social change promoting peace and brotherhood. An exhibit was on display at the National Guard Armory in Concord, NH, showing her respect for all Veterans. She received a citation for her exhibit honoring veterans from Major General Bill Reddel. Her watercolor entitled “Dancing for the Peace of the World” was chosen by Granite State College as the design for their advertising. Elaine’s painting “The Invisibles” is a signature artwork for River Crew Art, an art/photography program for the homeless that she mentors. Two art programs, one for challenged youth and the other an art exchange program for Veterans(designed by Elaine) was part of  Project Extra, an after school enrichment program in Laconia. Currently she is transitioning the art program to Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region. She also volunteers her artistic skills to Belknap House, a new shelter in the Laconia that will house homeless children and families. 


Her artwork has been in many exhibits with the NH Women’s Caucus for the Arts of which she was a previous member. Recently her sled dog paintings were part of the “Greatest Show on Earth” history of sled dogs exhibit at the Laconia Public Library. Currently she belongs to the Lakes Region Art Association. She received second place recognition for her painting of “Clam digger Boots” at last years LRAA art exhibit.  Elaine’s painting, “Freedom on the Slopes,” was selected for the Institute on Disabilities yearly calendar 2017. She was one of 12 artists selected nationwide. 


Her artwork is done in various mediums. She feels the subject often dictates the medium whether it be watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, mixed media, or other. The artist feels art is freeing and is a gift to be shared.


The exhibit runs through March 4, and may be viewed during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.  For more information, visit www.epsomlibrary.com or call 736-9920.





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

This week, we started into the legislative process. My committee heard six bills, and acted on three of them. HB91, moving the celebration of General John Stark day from the fourth week of April to the second, was supported by five students from the Founders’ Academy. It seems that the fourth week of April is spring break for many New Hampshire schools, so it’s a problem properly celebrating the holiday. The students spoke very well, no one opposed the idea, and the committee voted 15-0 to recommend to pass the bill. HB107, adding a very small manufacturing company representative to the Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council, was also very simple, well presented, and unopposed: we voted 17-0 to recommend this bill as well.


HB219, creating a demographic study committee, had the longest presentation so far. This study committee passed the first test of reasonableness: the sponsor and one other representative agreed to serve on the committee! HB254, changing the membership of the assessing standards board, turned out to be much more controversial than I had expected. At least fifty people – assessors, town officials, utilities and their lobbyists, other taxpayers – showed up to argue for or against the changes, taking more than two hours. This bill went to subcommittee to let the warring sides get together.


HB255, adding “or designee” in two places for the director of administrative services, was very quickly presented and almost as quickly voted, 10-1, to recommend to the House. CACR 4, making the Attorney General a constitutional officer, elected, like the Secretary of State and the State Treasurer, by the House and Senate together, had no opposition but a long history of attempted changes to this position. We didn’t make a recommendation, wanting to take some time with this issue.


Representative Carol McGuire














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