Epsom Public Library:
Brunch with “Belle” Saturday, May 13th 10 AM Join us for this
special event with “Belle.” Enjoy an “all things French” brunch,
crafts, pictures and more! Don’t forget your camera and please dress
up as your favorite character! Please register for this event by
signing up at the circulation desk or call 736-9920.
The Epsom Public Library will show the Teen Movie: “Rogue One: A
Star Wars Story” Friday May 5th at 6:30pm. Rated PG 13. Enjoy the
movie and celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” with tacos, burritos, chips and
salsa. Please sign up for this event! Donations of food is
appreciated. Call Mrs. Benner at 736-9920.
Wednesday, May 3 at 1:30, the Epsom Library will be showing the
movie, “Lion”. The film is adapted from the book “A Long Way
Home”, and tells the story of a five-year old Indian boy who gets
lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from
home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a
couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find
his lost family. Nominated for 6 Oscars, it stars Dev Patel,
Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.
Epsom Food Pantry
morning, everyone. Sorry I have missed a few weeks but I had a
bit of a bout of vertigo which slowed me down a bit. On to good
health now, thank goodness.
In the meantime, Food Pantry keeping
busy with food deliveries and keeping our members in food. We
still can use the usual jams and jellies, along with Hamburger
Helper and Rice a Roni . We are looking forward to your
gardens and if any one does potatoes, keep us in mind. We always can
I want to thank the Yeatons who remember us monthly and
to St. Stephens Church in Pittsfield who keep us in their prayers
with many donations to the Pantry. Also, I received a donation
from a new source called the Benevity Community Impact Fund.
Thank you one and all. So appreciated. Also, if any of you have good
recipes that we could share with our members that are easy to
prepare and healthy, let us know or send to PO Box 333, Epsom, NH.
Until next time,
Corn Hole Game Night At
Epsom Odd Fellows Hall
Saturday night, April 29, 2017, a Corn
Hole Game Night sponsored by Evergreen Lodge #53 will be held at the
Epsom Odd Fellows Hall, 1198 Short Falls Road in Epsom. The Game
Night is open to all who enjoy playing the Corn Hole bean bag toss
We’ll have three sets of Corn Hole Boards setup in the
lodge hall, so six teams can compete at a time. Registration will
start at 6 pm with play getting under way as soon as enough teams
A donation of $10 per team or $5 per person is
appreciated. If you don’t have a partner, we’ll pair you up with
someone. It will be a tournament with a prize for the champions.
Refreshments will be available; you can bring your favorite
Let us know you’re coming, call Dave Lent at 603
736-8885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come on out for an evening of fun and competition.
Whitey Says, “We’re Not
For Sale” K&K is Here To Stay
By Meggin Dail
Whitey Foss has
been in the landscape business for more than thirty years, “I
started this adventure when I was 15 years old, now I just have a
bigger sandbox.” This will be Whitey’s 17th year in business as K&K
Landscape Supplies and he wants you to know they’re not going
anywhere. “When Ponderosa went up for sale, people just assumed I
was closing up,” Whitey says, “I got all kinds of phone calls! It
was great to know how many people cared but I assure you, we’re not
Besides sand, K&K deals in stone, mulch, loam,
compost, and garden mix. Whitey’s pretty particular about his mulch
and garden mix too. “What’s so special about your mulch?” I have to
ask. Whitey laughs, “That it’s actually 100% bark! Sure you can get
it cheaper but that stuff is ground stumps and wood waste. I don’t
settle, I buy the best.” And the garden mix? “It’s 5:1 loam and
compost so the pH is just right for any plant. I had a customer
bring me a tomato that you could’ve made a sandwich out of. The guy
told me, ‘that’s yours, you grew that, your garden mix did.’ That’s
why I don’t compromise.”
Whitey and his crew also do excavation
work, driveway grading, and plowing as well as some charitable
endeavors. “Tell me about some of your charity work?” I ask Whitey.
His response? “I’m just a wheelbarrow.” Whitey can’t count how many
times he’s chipped in with other businesses to make our world a
Whitey had a hand in the landscaping of the Epsom
Traffic Circle, “to really make it a place of beauty.” He sponsored
the Coe-Brown cross country team, donates mulch to the Epsom Fire
Station and brings some equipment and participates in the
Touch-A-Truck event every year at the Epsom Library, to name a few.
Honestly it was hard getting even this information out of him
because he does so much and doesn’t think twice about doing it.
K&K is named for Whitey’s “kids” Kylie and K.C., who both plowed
with him in backward facing car seats. Whitey considers every
member of the K & K Team a personal friend, and his little shed has
great energy. It’s just a fun place to be!
Whitey got his
nickname when he was 8 years old, from a neighborhood kid who
commented on his very pale appearance, “I’m either pale or burned,
there’s no in between, the name just stuck.”
Open 7 days a week,
K&K and Whitey Foss are all about customer service, “But don’t text
me, call me, I don’t text but I will call you back.” He starts his
day at 4 am and will stick around till nine at night if you need him
to. “I treat my customers like family, if you need me to stay late I
will, but be here when you say you’re going to be here. If you see a
dump truck at 6 o’clock or 9 o’clock at night, don’t try to race him
or cut him off, understand that he’s working and has probably had
just as long a day as you.” Very good advice from a very nice guy.
To the Epsom
As I look out my window or get into my vehicle, I
see and feel all these cars going by my house. Sometimes they’re
speeding, sometimes they are not. Sometimes I feel like I’m living
on Rt. 93.
This is a senseless plan. You’re picking up children
at school, blocking off Yeaton Lane, and putting our children and
animals at risk. This plan is ludicrous. There is a very large hole
on Yeaton Lane and another on Silver Hill Drive that any car trying
to get by the other could fall into.
There is a great deal of
intelligence at the Epsom Central School please use it and develop a
plan on Water Street. This plan is dangerous and invasive.
you in advance.
A resident on Silver Hill Drive
Concord- Epsom Elks Lodge
Spring is in the air. We are always looking for volunteers
to help with many of the tasks we have at the lodge. If you are
looking for volunteer hours or just want to give back, please
contact Heather White at (603)799-9580
4/30 9 am- 11 am,
Breakfast Buffet at the lodge. Eggs and omelettes to order.
Juice, milks, coffee and teas are included in your cost. The cost is
Adults $8, Veterans $6 and Children under 10 years old are $4.
5/3 7 pm- 9 pm Don’t forget to come meet Sean, our new Trivia host.
We have several prizes and great company to enjoy. .
Letter To The Editor:
April 18, 2017
As of the writing of this letter, it will be a
week before you get a chance to read it.
What I call the
“yellows” are in bloom! The Jonquils, daffodils and forsythias.
The grass is greening up and the last of the frost is coming out of
We are still in a drought, for which prudence would
plan on it for the summer. We will be starting grading and The
Echo Valley Farm Road bridge project, as all of the precast pieces
for the bridge are ready for installation and we will be installing
at low water level.
As you may already know, the road will be
closed during the bridge project, and as soon as I have a confirmed
date, I will let you know.
I want to thank all of you who helped
during the year. It is nice living in a town where people keep
their drainage clear, sides of road trash free, and stop and kick or
throw a limb out of the road.
I also want to thank all of you who
Your Road Agent,
Library is seeking volunteers to establish a Children’s Garden which
can be viewed from the Children’s Reading Room. A very low
maintenance garden with permaculture features such as child sized
benches/seats, gnomes, story book theme items is desired.
Permanently placed containers which could house potted annuals are
also desirable as well as items to attract birds and butterflies.
Some funding is available.
Plans must be submitted to the library
by May 31, 2017. The Epsom Public Library Board of Trustees will
choose the winner at their meeting June 5, 2017.
Interested parties please email email@example.com with
subject: “Children’s Garden” or you may call 736-9428.
UNH Cooperative Extension
To my friends
Thank you so much for your support during my run for
Selectman! I appreciate all of you who allowed me to put signs
in your yards and who gave me encouragement and help for the past
Thank you to all who came out on March 21st to
I appreciated the positive campaigning from
my opponent, Chris Bowes and I wish him well for his service to our
town. I do plan to stay active in our town and will
continue to work to move our town forward.
I especially want to
thank my husband, Norman Lee Drew who spent his days tending to my
signs and always being there for me!
constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the
House session was brief and quite peaceful. Without any discussion,
we passed SB130, classification of some state employees; SB15 and
SB17, modifications to the medical marijuana law; SB59, authorizing
blood tests of anyone exposing first responders to bodily fluids;
and SB222, on the birth conditions program. Then we got to SB168,
increasing the optional veteran’s exemption from $500 to $1000
maximum. This was debated, with the proponents trying to make us
feel guilty for not supporting veterans; the opponents mentioning
that less than half the towns offer a credit of $500, so the
increase was not needed; and both sides pointing out that the
poorest veterans probably don’t own property and so get no benefit
from this property tax credit! The bill failed, 194-151; I voted
against it as nobody presented any evidence that it was necessary.
The only other debate was on SB23, legalizing small firecrackers, up
to the power approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Two doctors spoke about the possibility of harm, especially to the
12 year olds who seem to be the most often injured. The bill passed,
229-117. I spoke on SB210, renaming some positions in the Insurance
Department, presenting an amendment to preserve the specification
that these people serve at the commissioner’s pleasure; it, and the
bill, passed by acclamation.
The other important action today was
to agree with the Senate on their amendment to HB329, an innocuous
bill to study balance billing by health insurance providers. The
amendment confirmed elections delayed by the snowstorm and
authorized the selectmen to ratify any other votes or actions (like,
the budget and all the warrant articles.) This passed, 294-42, with
Representative Brewster voting against it.