“An oldie but goodie” for
movie matinee on Wednesday, May 10 at 1:30 at the Epsom Public
Library. Who could forget “On Golden Pond” starring
Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Fonda and New Hampshire’s own
Squam Lake? The loons are back on Golden Pond and so are
Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and his wife Ethel who have had
a cottage on the pond since early in their marriage. Norman is
a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter,
Chelsea and forms a most unexpected friendship with Chelsea’s
stepson – a relationship that Chelsea wishes she had with her dad.
The family must find a way to forgive and communicate at last.
Trouble remembering names? Embarrassed? Fear of
meeting new people? Please joins us at the Epsom Public
Library on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM when Neil Kitzen will
present The Art of Remembering Names.” There is a method for
remembering names that has been taught for hundreds of years.
Neil will demonstrate how easy it is to learn and use the
MemorizeBest method. You will get an introduction to the Four
Steps of Memorizing, and how, by using these, you can more easily
remember ANYTHING, not just names.
constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, my
committee met to recommend our bills to the House. SB201, requiring
town officials to distribute a pamphlet on asbestos laws and
remediation, was recommended, 12-6, to kill as redundant and
unnecessary. I’m not sure why so many voted for the bill, since
there was almost no debate on the bill. SB212, creating the physical
therapist license compact, was amended to make it clear that the
rules made by the compact committee did not affect the practice of
physical therapy, but only how the compact itself operated. We then
voted 18-1 to pass the bill. SB53, on regulation of appraisal
management companies, was a flow down of federal rules, and
necessary to have our appraisal management companies accepted by
banks. We voted for it, 19-1. SB54, on licensing alcohol and drug
counselors, was recommended to pass, 20-0. This bill increased the
amount of training required to 300 hours, which is common to most
nearby states, for better reciprocity.
SB13, which simply
repealed some obsolete statutes about the community college security
force (they now use local police), had a non-germane amendment to
untangle the laws defining the college system from the police
standards and training council, which used to be attached. After
some discussion, we adopted the amendment and the bill, 19-1. SB215,
which allowed the community college system employees to join the
state employee health plan, was debated for a while, then amended to
simply authorize data sharing and have the state plan analyze the
costs. At that point, the legislature would have the facts needed to
make a policy decision. As amended, the bill passed, 19-0.
Representative Carol McGuire
Epsom Food Pantry
Where is the SUN? No wonder we all should take Vitamin D for
our bones. But have heart. It is just around the corner and we will
be out in our gardens growing veggies with one row for the Food
Again, another busy week for Ken and his bevy of
volunteers who keep the Pantry up and running. Well, my good
pals from Market Basket are, as we speak, getting 80 pounds of much
needed hamburg ready for June and I to pick up. We were completely
out and I do like us able to offer beef as well as pork and chicken.
Kids love hamburgers, so we will be in good shape this Saturday.
Again, thanks to the Werner family for their donation. You know
donations large or small make it possible for me to buy the above
All donations are put to good use. Please be careful and
be aware of what is going on around you when you are out and about.
Right now we seem to be experiencing some pretty crazy stuff.
Until next time,
Concord- Epsom Elks Lodge
Copper Cannon Camp is a week long over night camp that we
sponsor kids to attend. We are still taking applications for Campers
9-12 years old and Rangers 13-15 years old. camp runs July
2-8th, 2017. Contact Josh Virgin at
(603)736-8941. If your child qualifies for FREE hot lunch they
may be eligible. Please reach out to us. Deadline is 5/10/17
5/14, 9 am- 11 am Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet, all mothers
will be entered into a raffle for a hand painted landscape from
Coop’s Canvas LLC and a 1 hour Massage from Insight Therapeutic
Massage. We are able to accommodate large parties in our
Function Hall for this breakfast. The cost is Adults $8, Veterans $6
and Children under 10 $4. Eggs and omeletes to order, Juice, milks,
coffee and teas all included in your cost. We can’t wait to serve
Are you looking for a place that you can be more then just
you? Where you can be part of a cause and have more purpose then you
already do? As part of the Elks fellowship, we offer you just that.
A place to give back, a place to become more while doing it and a
place to gather with your fellow Elks and bonafide guests.
Proud To Live In Epsom
Submitted by Alison Parodi
As I traveled to the Recycling Center
today, Earth Day 2017 my car filled with roadside litter I exclaimed
to my husband “someone cleans this road year round “ and we did not
see any new litter on Center Hill road. Driving up Goboro I
said ‘someone cleaned this road” and then I saw a resident pushing a
cart that was filled with roadside litter. With joy I honked and
waved. Driving along the state road to Pittsfield was not as
pleasant as the state roads have not been cleaned of the
accumulation of winter litter yet. We dropped off our five bags of
roadside trash and then took my favorite roads home Webster Mills
and New Orchard road. I exclaimed again to my husband, “someone has
picked up the litter on this road!” There was no litter while the
previous week it was in bad shape. As we neared the end of New
Orchard Road there they were. They were on the last stretch and had
worked for two days in rain and cold picking up 28 full bags of
other people’s litter and two barrels of cans and a washtub of
bottles. I am so grateful to Epsom residents. Especially
Jackie, Ben, Sam, Dom, Lorne, Gary, Lisa, Betty, Norm, The Braleys.
Commie, Alan, Deliah, Silas, Tom, Sharon, John and others who
did their part.
We collected five bags of litter in a one mile
stretch of road, down from the 20 bags the first year we did
Mountain Road. I used to do three miles of road, but now the roads I
travel each day are cared for by others. What a pleasure it is
riding to work each day and not seeing litter. Some litter is
inadvertent. Wind carried away some mail, trash, or a poster for a
missing cat. Since fast food came to Epsom there are many containers
from the local fast food and coffee businesses. I will never
understand what prompts someone to throw their litter on the
roadside. Everyone asks me why and I only have an answer for the
alcohol containers. There is a law against having an open container.
The majority of what we find is beer and alcohol cans and bottles.
No longer do children collect bottles to earn the deposit. I
remember the trade I would make at the corner store “candy for
bottles”. Maybe there is value in a bottle bill.
I love Epsom.
As a member of the Epsom Conservation Commission for many years I
have been grateful to all the town folk who do their part to make
Epsom a great place to live. My focus has been on the natural
resources, which includes the natural beauty of the landscape and
protecting desirable conservation lands. We have a beautiful Town
Forest on Tarleton Road with miles of trails. You can hike to the
top of Neville Peak (a minor summit of Nottingham Mountain) and see
a beautiful view to the northwest that the Commission has maintained
Hiking to this vista on Easter Sunday the picnic spot
was littered, but I always carry a bag. I wish all could adopt the
motto, “LEAVE NO TRACE” on the trails and roads.
For all who
have or plan to help clean up litter in an area of importance to
them, Thank You. There are still trash bags at the library and there
are seed packets as a Thank you.
The Epsom Conservation
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! Come on
down and let the baseball and softball players wash your cars or a
donation! 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.
The Tournament will be double elimination with a payout prize based
on the number of teams. 25% for 1st, 15% for 2nd and 5% for
3rd. There will also be a raffle and light food for sale. The
cost is $15 per person ages 10 and up and $5 for those ages 10 and
under who will be paying for prizes instead of money.
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
fundraiser is open to anyone and everyone and will be a fun