Epsom NH News

May 10, 2017


On Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m., the library will present local historian and Civil War expert Tim Patterson who will give a broad overview of the War Between the States.  Included will be a review of the 17 infantry, one cavalry, and two artillery units that went to war from New Hampshire.  He will give special focus to the 11th NH infantry and the men of company “E” which was made up largely of Epsom men.


Tim has the ability to bring the events alive to provide a special perspective of our history.  He has promised also to give an account of the Battle of the Crater where the 11th NH infantry lost most of their battle flag but none of their honor.”


Following his presentation, Virginia Drew will give an overview of the treasure of Civil War battle flags on display in our State House.


Join us for this special opportunity to hear about our amazing history.  The event is free and open to the all.  For further information, you may contact the library at 736-9920.



Epsom Youth Athletic Association Upcoming Events


The Epsom Youth Athletic Association will be holding their annual car wash on Saturday, May 13th from  9AM to 1PM at the Epsom Fire Station!  They will also be selling hanging plants at the car wash, just in time for Mothers Day! 


Come join Epsom Youth Athletic Association in a Cornhole Tournament which will be held on Sunday May 21st on the fields behind Epsom  Central School. Registration will be 1:30 PM and the Tournament will start at 2 PM. 


You can sign up the day of the tournament but we would encourage you to register ahead of time by printing out the registration form from our website  http://www.eyaasports.net/ or facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/epsomyouthathletics/.  This fundraiser is open to anyone and everyone and will be a fun afternoon!!


Don’t forget that the Epsom Library is showing the movie On Golden Pond Wednesday, May 10 at 1:30PM.  And in the evening of May 10 at 7:00 PM, please join us as Neil Kutzen presents his program The Art of Remembering Names.  Specially designed learning exercises will be practiced in class and then at home.


Movie Matinee is moving to Tuesday, May 16 at 1:30 for only this week.  We’ll be showing “La La Land”.   The film follows six individuals as they share their triumphs and failures while navigating their way through the growing pains of life in LA.  The film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.



Congratulations to Jaime M. Hodgdon of Epsom who has been selected for membership in Gamma Sigma Alpha, the national academic Greek honor society, at St. Lawrence University.


Hodgdon is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in Biology and Business in the Liberal Arts. Hodgdon attended Tilton School.


To be a member in Gamma Sigma Alpha, students must be a member of a St. Lawrence fraternity or sorority, be a current junior or senior and have either a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher or have a achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher during their junior or senior year.



SignWorks New England Announces SignWorks Oval Series For 2017


SignWorks New England is announcing it will Sponsor the SignWorks Legend Oval Series and the Sign Works Bandolero Oval Series for the 2017 season.


“SignWorks is excited to champion short track racing here in New England”, stated SignWorks New England Owner, Keith Matheson. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a motorsports institution in the Northeast. With the addition of the three local tracks to the schedule, this should be a very exciting season to watch for both Legend Cars and Bandoleros.”


“SignWorks has been a great partner of the speedway, and we can’t thank them enough for coming back for the fourth year as the sponsor of our U.S. Legend Cars International and Bandolero series,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. “We are immensely proud of the local racing that we feature here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and because of the great partnership with SignWorks, these series have more opportunities. We have an incredible group of drivers and look forward to one day seeing them make headlines in NASCAR.” The SignWorks Oval Series kicks off May 13th at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H.



Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210
Free Trivia Wednesdays at 7 pm in the lounge 21+


May 14, 9 am- 12 pm. Mother’s Day Breakfast buffet. Omelettes and eggs to order. Coffee, tea, milks and juice included .  Mother’s eat for $4, Veterans $6 and children under 10yo $4.  We have a raffle basket provided by Mary Kay, Insight Therapeutic Massage and Coops Canvas LLC.  The event hall will be open for seating for breakfast as well. Please enter through our main entrance.


May 19 Vendor Cardingo 6 pm- 9 pm. $10 to play and donations for the Liberty house in Manchester will get you additional free cards with your original purchase. Food and beverage available for purchase. 18+ to attend.


May 20, 6 pm - 9 pm LuLaRoe closet! This event is multiple LuLaRoe reps with all their stock, we will provide light snacks and our bar will be open for beverage purchases.




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Norman H. Gordon


EPSOM- Mr. Norman H. Gordon, 72, of Epsom, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017, in the care of the Concord Hospice House. He was surrounded by his wife, family and dear friends.


Born at home in Eastbrook, Maine, he was the son of the late Edgar and Avis (Dyer) Gordon.  He was raised and educated in Maine, and then moved to New Hampshire in 1969, residing in Epsom with his wife for the past 18 years.


Norm studied the bible carefully, dedicated his life to Jehovah God, and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses Sept. 12, 1976.  He regularly read the bible and attended the Concord Kingdom Hall. 


Prior to his retirement, Norm was employed by the State of New Hampshire; He worked out of Bear Brook State Park as a stock clerk for over 20 years, making deliveries to many NH state parks.  He loved God’s beautiful creations, hiking, gardening, antique cars and trucks and history.  Norm always enjoyed sharing amusing stories of his time in Maine.  He and Sharon enjoyed many trips to Maine and other places.


He was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald and Billy (William) Gordon.


Norm is survived by his wife of nearly 36 years, Sharon (Russell, Stone) Gordon of Epsom; his stepson, Daniel Stone and his fiancé Linda Curry of Montana; his siblings, Gilbert Gordon and Cheryl of NH, Janice Gordon of ME, James Gordon of ME, Thom Gordon and Maureen of NH, Jonathan Gordon and Birdie (Roberta Gordon) of ME, Kathy Ginn and Mark of ME and David Gordon and Kathy of ME.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Mrs. Gordon and family would like to express thanks and appreciation to all the following caregivers for the kind, compassionate care Norman received since July, 2016: Concord Hospital Staff, Dr. N. Luther and staff, Epsom Manor Nursing Home, CRVNA and the Hospice House, Dr. T. Sheldon, MD and staff, and Dr. D. Weckstein, MD and staff.


Calling Hours and a Memorial Reception for family and neighbors will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home 1217 Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom.  A Memorial Talk will follow at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 199 East Side Drive in Concord, NH at 3:30 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the East Concord Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 199 East Side Dr. Concord, NH 03301 or to a local library in Norman’s memory.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com












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