On Wednesday, March 22
the Epsom Library will be showing the film A Man Called Ove at 1:30
PM. Tom Long of the Detroit News said that the film is a
“touching, funny and engrossing epic of ordinary life.” Ove is
a “grumpy old man” still grieving for his wife when a boisterous
young family moves in next door. His solitary world is upended
while memories come flooding back making us remember that life is
sweeter when it is shared.
Epsom Public Library Youth Events:
Family Movie: Moana
Monday, March 20th at 2pm
The movie is rated PG and
snacks and drinks will be provided! (Teacher Workshop Day ECS is
Teen Movie: Doctor
Strange Friday, March 17th 6:30pm.
The movie is rated PG-13.
Pizza and drinks included. Sign up at circulation desk. Donations of
snacks/desserts are appreciated. Call Mrs. Benner at 736-9920 for
Epsom Central School Clothes Drive
Have lots of extra
clothes in your closet at home? Feel like you need to do some spring
cleaning? Bring those clothes to Epsom Central School.Our Student
Council is holding a clothes drive from April 10th through the 14th.
Please bring in clean, gently used clothing and footwear. All
proceeds go to Rise Again Outreach. Donations may be dropped off at
the Epsom Central School front office at 282 Black Hall Road Epsom,
New Hampshire. Thank you!
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week I had the pleasure
of presenting my HB386, on technical corrections to the education
tax credit, to the Ways & Means committee. With no opposition and
support from the department of revenue administration, they
immediately voted, 21-0, to recommend it to the full House.
The House meets for two
days this week, and I’m writing after Wednesday’s session. We
debated and approved several marijuana bills, adding chronic pain
and PTSD to the approved conditions and decriminalizing the
possession of small amounts. My committee recommendations were all
adopted, with some debate on HB184, the licensing of medical imaging
technicians; and HB584, increasing the retirement age for new hires.
HB599, establishing an ombudsman office, was tabled before the
Election law had a number
of bills, largely supported on party lines. HB320, establishing an
automatic redistricting process, was debated and defeated, 184-161,
with the comment that it was trying to take politics out of an
inherently political process. HB372, defining “resident”
consistently, was vigorously debated because some members want
people to be able to vote here without taking on the
responsibilities of a resident, such as registering a car here and
paying taxes. It passed, 188-163. HB622, allowing anyone to vote
absentee, was also debated before failing, 200-145, on competing
claims of voter turnout.
Epsom Food Pantry
Good Morning, everyone!
Well, it is still chilly, but when you read this hopefully it will
be warmer. Also, it’s voting day, and as good citizens you need to
head to the Polls. I shall be there helping the Supervisors.
Well, it has been a busy
week. We were gratefully appreciative of a large contribution from
the Epsom Bible Church.
I have been thinking it
is time for me to start my yearly nagging for our fresh vegetables
for the summer. You will be planting before you know it and I humbly
ask you not to forget the Food Pantry. Our members look forward to
those wonderful veggies as many folks do not have the space for a
Again, thank you, Epsom,
for your support.
Until next time,
Spring Clothing Swap
In an effort to help
manage the cost of clothing for our community families, the Epsom
Bible Church will be holding a free clothing swap on Saturday, June
3rd, from 9-12 noon at Epsom Bible Church on 398 Black Hall Road in
Swap will run from
You do not need to make a
clothing donation in order to take clothing for you and your family.
Call Joanne Randall at 344-8843 for more information or if you are
interested in volunteering.
You may bring donated
clothing beginning at 8:30 am. Clothing donations are not accepted
prior to the event.
All clothes need to be
clean and in good repair, and separated by size and gender. No rips
or stains please.
Both adult and children’s
clothing are accepted. No toys, equipment, or furniture please.
Clothes will be sorted
and distributed to tables by the person dropping them off.
Once clothes have been
sorted and distributed, you are free to begin gathering clothing in
the sizes you need.
Any clothing left at the
end of the swap will be delivered to a local charity drop off site.
We need volunteers for set up and break down, includes moving of
tables and bagging clothes. Thank you!