On Wednesday, June 21 at
1:30 the Epsom Library’s movie matinee will be “The Last Word”,
starring Shirley McLaine as a retired businesswoman who wants to
control everything around her until the bitter end. To have
her life story told “her” way, she pays off her local newspaper who
assigns a young journalist to write the obituary. Amanda
Seyfried plays the journalist who refuses to follow Shirley’s
wishes. This confrontation leads to a life-altering
friendship. This movie is rate R for language.
evening, June 21, at 7:00 PM Monique Chretien, an Animal Behavior
Consultant, will present her program “Creating a Happy and Fun Life
For Your Cat.” The program focuses on having a behaviorally
healthy cat. Learn how to offer your feline friends the things
they like from their points of view and how to help them act out
their true feline ways.
Congratulations to Danielle
Roberts of Epsom who has been named to the Dean’s List of Lasell
College for outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2017
semester. A student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher to
receive Dean’s List recognition.
Jacob Courser of Epsom who graduated from the University of Hartford
on Sunday, May 21. Courser, an electronic engineering technology
major, received a Bachelor of Science from the University’s College
of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.
Exhibit, “Through The Years” At Epsom Public Library
library is pleased to present “Through The Years,” an exhibit of
paintings by accomplished Manchester artist, Frank Moulin.
work will be on display from June 17 to August 8, and may be viewed
during regular library hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm and
Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.
The public is cordially invited to meet
the artist at a special reception on Saturday, June 17, 4 - 6
For more information, call the library at 736-9920 or
In honor of her outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel
College has named Melissa Allen of Epsom to the Dean’s List for the
Spring 2017 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel
students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a
College is pleased to announce that Erin Burns of Epsom has earned a
place on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester.
constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the
House met briefly to agree - or not - with Senate amendments, and to
set up more committees of conference. The last two bills from my
committee, HB334, on exemptions from the new medical imaging
license, and HB468, improving reciprocity for mental health
practitioners, were agreed since the amendments were clarifying
rather than substantive.
The budget is still being negotiated,
but it has some excellent provisions I hope will become law: further
business tax cuts, a work requirement for expanded Medicaid
recipients, more funds for charter schools, and no new taxes or
fees. The opposition to the budget is in two camps: most Democrats
think it should spend more on various human services; some
Republicans think it spends too much in general. I’ve been at
various caucuses where spreadsheets battle over inflation, and
spending, trying to convince us that the budget grows more/less than
inflation, in whatever metric is considered an appropriate measure.
I’m in between: I agree it meets minimum requirements for an
acceptable budget, but would have preferred less spending. However,
I don’t get to revise priorities, and so will vote for it.
committee met this week to plan work on two retained bills. HB192,
on rulemaking of the Department of Corrections, was discussed with a
crowd of interested parties. We all agreed that the concerns that
sparked this will be adequately addressed during the current
Rulemaking and there was no further need for the bill. HB593,
granting Group II status to various positions in corrections, was
also discussed with stakeholders. We agreed that these positions,
because they have job descriptions stating, they qualify for Group
II, should be; but we didn’t like having to approve “administrators”
as Group II. We then decided that the process needed to be fixed so
that future positions with these job descriptions are in Group II
without specific legislative action. We will meet again in August to
consider suggested language to do this.
Epsom Library Youth
Summer Reading Program
Youth Summer Reading Program Sign Ups at
the Epsom Public Library begin Monday, June 19th thru July 5th
Plan to visit the library, pick up a packet of info with a
schedule of events and reading log. The SRP encourages youth of all
ages to read for pleasure during summer vacation.
Children’s Book Sale: Begins June 13th in the small conference
room. Check out the great selection of books and materials for
children! Great gift ideas!
Children’s Author “Julia Walsh”
Monday, June 26th 6:30 pm.
Please join us for a wonderful
presentation and book signing by children’s author, Julia Walsh. Her
beautiful book, Wings in the Wind tells the story of young Julie and
her explorations along the banks of the Merrimack River where she
quietly observes the ducks through the tall sea grass. Books may be
preordered for this event at the circulation desk.
Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge
Submitted By Heather White
Our ongoing Corn hole
tournament started on 6/13 at 6:30 pm. This will be a weekly event
and we would love to see you there every Tuesday except 7/4. There
is no cost, must be 21+ and will be held on the patio of the members
Our Elks Riders 1210 are hosting a bike week, all you
can eat breakfast on June 17th, 10 am -1 pm. This breakfast isn’t
limited to the riders. Eggs & omlettes to order and juices,
milks, coffee and teas included in your cost. The cost is Riders
$15, Passengers $10, Non- Bikers adults $10 and kids inder
10yo $5. This breakfast is a fundraiser to support our veterans at
the Liberty House in Manchester. For those bikers planning to
join us on ride following breakfast, Kick stands up at 1pm.
I would like to Thank Boy Scout Troop 30 & Girl
Scout troop 51640 for your participation in our flag day Ceremony we
held on June 14, 2017. It is a great way to incorporate all out
fellowships for one amazing event.** Please keep up to date with our
Amber G. Gelinas D.M.D.,
daughter of Mark and Jill Gelinas of Epsom, NH, a member of the
inaugural graduating class of 2017 at the University of New England
College of Dental Medicine, was awarded the degree of Doctor of
Dental Medicine at commencement ceremonies held at the Cross
Insurance Arena on Saturday, May 20, 2017. UNE graduated 62
dentists at the ceremony. On the following day, the dentists
received their hoods the most symbolic part of the academic regalia
at a separate hooding ceremony at UNE’s Innovation Hall. The Hooding
Address was delivered by Richard Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. Dr.
Gelinas will be employed by/completing a residency at Kokua Kalihi
Valley Dental Clinic, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Epsom Food Pantry
Day. Well, we have had a busy few weeks what with food pick-ups,
cleaning the pantry, and just general chores.
This week I had the
opportunity to go on the USDA pick up with June and Armand, and I
was so impressed with the folks at the warehouse. Very efficient and
assisted by so many volunteers in the loading of our vehicle. Men
and women stepping up to the plate to make this easier on us. A lot
of awfully nice caring folks in the Concord area. Thank you from
Epsom. And we do get a lot of very nice food from them.
not forget the veggies for this summer.We look forward to them. And
to all the nice folks who leave food at our doorstep, Thank you. One
item we could use are some baked beans. We are out and they do go
good with hot dogs.
Until next time,
CONGRATULATIONS to Terry
Riel on receiving the Capitol Region Board of Realtors 2017 REALTOR®
OF THE YEAR AWARD! Terry joined Century 21 Thompson Real Estate on
October 2, 2008 and she has become a very valuable member of our
sales team. We feel so lucky to have her in our family. The worth of
a good agent is when your next customer is a repeat customer,
because you did your job in a professional and efficient manner and
they look for you the second time around, or they refer you to a
relative, friend, or co-worker! Terry is involved in a number of
organizations and she gives 100% to each of them. We are proud to
have her as an agent in our office!
Henry M. Smith
Henry M. Smith, 85 of Epsom, passed away peacefully surrounded by
his family on Friday, June 2 at Epsom Healthcare Center.
August 14, 1931 in Greenwich, CT, he was the son of the late William
and Laura (Crowther) Smith.
Henry proudly served his country in
the United States Air Force for four years. After his military
service, he worked at Sprague Electric before moving on to work for
the State of NH in the Air Resources Division for 20 years until his
Henry was a long time member of the American Legion
and a Mason of 52 years. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, fishing
and trips to the beach and camping with his family. He was an avid
bowler for 10 years in the Sunday Night Mixed League in Concord. His
pride and joy was his family and 61 year marriage to beloved wife,
Barbara. Always known for being a “character,” Henry brought a smile
to, not only his many grandchildren and great grandchildren’s faces,
but all those who interacted with him.
Besides his parents, Henry
was predeceased by two brothers – William and Bernie Smith.
survived by his wife, Barbara (Mosher) Smith of Epsom, sons Donald
M. Smith of Epsom, Douglas E. Smith and Pam Halen-Smith of Epsom,
Dean A. Smith of Pittsfield, daughter, Debra S. Smith of Northwood,
nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and
A private burial service will be held at the McClary
Cemetery on Center Hill Road in Epsom and a Celebration of Life for
all those who can attend on Saturday, August 5th from 12 – 5pm at
his home on 67 Windymere Drive in Epsom.
In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Concord VNA (Visiting Nurses
Association) in his memory. Assisting the family with the
arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom, NH.
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