Epsom Town Night
Saturday, February 11
Special Price $16 Adults • $12 Youth
Parents & Kids will
unravel the USA Flag on the ice during the National Anthem against
For more information,
contact Chris Bowes at Chris.Bowes@epsomnh.org or
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.
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.
Prizes will be awarded to
the winners. Refreshments will be available. To sign-up, call Dave
Lent at 603 736-8885 or email
Springfield College has
named Marissa Kibbee of Epsom to the dean’s list for academic
excellence for the fall 2016 term. Kibbee is studying Health
Criteria for selection to
the dean’s list requires that the student must have completed a
minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the semester,
the student must not have any incompletes in the designated
semester, and the student must have a minimum semester grade point
average of 3.500 for the semester.
On Wednesday, February 1
at 1:30 the Epsom Library will show the movie, The Hollars. A
struggling NYC artist, John Hollar, is forced to return to the
small middle-American home he left behind when he learns of the
illness of his mother. He soon is swept up into the problems of his
dysfunctional family. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine says
“John Krasinski directs with humor and compassion while Margo
Martindale proves she is one of the best actors. This film is
fiercely funny. ” This film is rated PG-13.
Epsom Food Pantry
Good afternoon one and
all. A really busy few weeks at the Pantry. Ken and crew, busy
putting food away and doing the usual chores of running a Pantry.
I want to thank Phil and
Nancy Yeaton for their donation. These folks are such great
supporters of the Pantry.
This week I would like to
speak about the purpose of the Food Pantry. This has been
established to help supplement the folks who receive food stamps or
perhaps fuel assistance or any other assistance to help them
maintain a good lifestyle.
Our Pantry is unique in
the fact that we have Liz, who is constantly getting many and
different items that do not fall in the general classification of
most Pantries. We have meat, chicken, fruit, vegetables bread, and
many different types of canned goods, and, of course, cereal.
Because we have been
fortunate to receive donations, we also supply paper goods and tooth
products among many of our offerings.
If you know of anyone in
town, not a member of the Pantry, and can use a helping hand, let
Ken or I know and we will contact them. No one should be starving in
the town of Epsom. We are here for you and glad that we can be.
Until next time,
Community Members Needed To Interview Class Of 2017
Pembroke Academy (PA)
will once again be conducting a series of interviews with members of
its Class of 2017 as part of the Pembroke Academy Performance
Project. One of the five requisite components for students to
participate in graduation ceremonies, the senior exit interview in
April/May is a catalyst for candid and reflective conversation with
Recent interview panels
have consisted of certified faculty, staff and administrators. At
one point in time, community members and business proprietors also
participated in interviewing graduating seniors. Pembroke Academy
currently seeks to reinstate that practice because of its
significant value to students, and as such, needs your help.
At this time, Pembroke
Academy is actively seeking community members in the towns of
Pembroke, Allenstown, Chichester, Epsom, and Hooksett to serve as
members of senior interview panels in the spring of 2017. Panels
usually consist of two to three adults, and would offer a mixture of
school personnel and community representation. Potential time
commitment would be at the discretion of volunteers, depending on
how many interviews they would like to be included in. Interviews
range from 20-30 minutes in length.
Anyone looking to become
involved should contact Headmaster Paul Famulari directly at
603-485-7881 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210
Wednesday Night, Free
Trivia 7 pm -9 pm in the lounge, Must be 21+. Must be 21+ Come out
and test your knowledge and have some laughs with our other players.
New faces are always welcome.
1/31, 7 pm -9 pm Paint
night, cost is $40 per person. Come out and become an artist! Coop’s
Canvas LLC will be here to instruct you every step of the way. This
night we will be painting a tropical scene to take us away from our
current snowy weather. Open to the public in a non-smoking dining
room. We hope to see you there. Age 16+
Sweet Heart Dinner
2/11/17 at 6 pm -Event Hall (non-smoking)
Dinner menu : Chicken
Marco Polo with Ziti, Caesar Salad, dinner rolls, Italian surprise
desert with Coffee. $35.00 per couple for the dinner. Additional
beverages may be purchased for an additional cost from our cash bar.
Pre purchase tickets only. To buy your tickest or to get more
information please contact the lodge at 603-736-8941.
To stay informed about
our events, please like us on facebook.
Epsom Public Library Celebrates 10 Years!
Submitted By Virginia Drew, Library Trustee and Friends of the
The Epsom Public Library
is celebrating it’s 10th “Birthday” in our new building! On Jan.
20th, 2007, the beautiful brand new Epsom Public Library was
dedicated! January 20th until January 28th we will be celebrating!
Please stop by our beautiful building to join our celebration! A
scavenger hunt will be available with chances to win prizes for
those who can find all the items on the hunt! There will be photos
from the 2007 Dedication as well as photos from the 2006
Our library is a hub of
information and entertainment! Join us in our celebration!
Hours of the library are
Mon-Thurs. 10 am -7 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the House had
another busy week of committee work. Mine had three days of
hearings, with one dedicated to building code issues. We heard HB80,
HB85, HB92, HB168, and HB301, all to a large audience of code
officials, architects, and the Building Code Review Board. All these
bills went to subcommittee since they need to checked for
compatibility, at the very least.
HB171, forbidding any
state or local agency to assist a federal agency in collecting
electronic data without a warrant, brought out a lot of questions,
but no conclusions. HB192, requiring rules of the Department of
Corrections go through the regular Rulemaking process, brought out a
lot of testimony on problems with sexual offenders and some issues
on the process; the bill went to subcommittee. HB202, requiring
state agencies to give two weeks’ notice before moving an office out
of a town or city, revealed a mass of non-communication and crossed
messages. I expect we’ll kill this bill as an attempt to legislate
courtesy and common sense.
HB125, having board
members of charter schools be appointed by governor and council
rather than recruited by the board, was only supported by the
sponsor. The attorney general’s Charitable Trusts division pointed
out a long list of issues, including that board members are hard to
recruit and turn over frequently, and that a board without a quorum
might cause a school to fail. We voted, 13-4, to kill the bill; the
opposition thought that there might well be a serious issue, but the
bill needed more work.
HB262, declaring the
blackberry as the state berry, was presented by a fourth grade class
from Warner. They did a great job, nobody opposed it, and we voted
12-1 to recommend the bill. I was the only opponent, partly because
of my experiences with blackberries in Washington, and partly
because I believe the state has too many symbols already.