Epsom NH News

January 25, 2017


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. 


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 evergreenlodge53@gmail.com.



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 Science/Pre-Physical Therapy.


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 graduating seniors.


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 pfamulari@sau53.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.


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Epsom Public Library Celebrates 10 Years!

Submitted By Virginia Drew, Library Trustee and Friends of the Library member


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 Groundbreaking Ceremony!


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.


Representative Carol McGuire














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