Epsom NH News

June 28, 2017


Youth Events at the Epsom Public Library Family Movies: Tuesday, July 11th 1:30pm: “Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom” Movie is rated G and Wednesday, July 12th 6:30pm: “Lego Batman Movie” rated PG. Popcorn and drinks will be provided!


Thursday, July 13th 1:00pm “Build a Fairy/Elf House” Join us for a fun project as we create houses for fairies or elves. Bring a flat piece of cardboard or wood as the base and any other materials you wish to use. Examples: flower pots, twigs, bark, rocks, shells, dried flowers and other natural materials etc. We will have glue guns and some materials available. Feel free to bring extra items to share. Please sign up at the circulation desk for this event or call the library at 736-9920.



Congratulations to Jaime M. Hodgdon of Epsom who was named to the Dean’s List of St. Lawrence University for the Spring 2017 semester. Hodgdon is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in biology and business in the liberal arts. She attended Tilton School.


To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

This week, the House met for the last planned session this year. The first issue was an “enrolled bill” amendment on SB66, the fetal homicide bill, correcting some language that seemed to allow a pregnant woman to murder anyone with impunity. It was debated at length, with most of the opposition from individuals who opposed the bill originally. A motion to table failed, 177-190, and the amendment passed, 196-173.


The real action was on the budget, now in HB144 and HB517 rather than HB1 and HB2, which remain on the table. The Senate sent it to us at 11 am, and after an hour of largely partisan debate, we passed HB144, 198-169. Of course, I voted for it- committee chairs are expected to, but I would have anyway since it includes tax cuts and even a total repeal. HB517, the trailer bill, after a shorter debate, passed 212-161.


SB191, establishing keno and funding full day kindergarten, was debated on peculiar bases. Most of the opponents supported kindergarten but disliked relying on keno, but some were opposed to full day kindergarten. Since I don’t like expanding the state’s obligations, I voted against the combination. It passed regardless, 251-111. 


Representative Carol McGuire





Epsom Library News


Build a Better World is the theme for the Epsom Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP) which gets under way this week.  Sign up at  the circulation desk, pick up the pamphlet and get reading! For each book you read or listen to, fill out a coupon for the gift card raffle at the end of the program in August.  You are not required to read any number of books or a particular genre but adding your reads to the raffle jar improves your chances of winning.


Our first evening program for the ASRP is a returning favorite – Liz Barbour of Creative Feasts.  She will be at the library Monday, July 10 at 7:00 with her “Feasting From the Cookbook” presentation.  She just published her new cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs and Edible Flowers,” and will be preparing a couple of recipes from the book for those attending. We have to let her know how many will be coming for grocery shopping purposes so we MUST have sign ups at the front desk by July 5.  If you can’t come to the library to sign up, please call 736-9920 and ask us to register you.



SNHU Announces Spring 2017 President’s List


It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the spring 2017 President’s List.


Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0.


Randall Dowling of Northwood

Samuel Kenny of Epsom

Dillon McGrath of Epsom

Kristy Nepveu of Epsom

William Ohrenberger of Northwood

Collin Ramsdell of Epsom

Eric Ryan of Center Barnstead 

John Sanborn of Chichester

Gabrielle Bartlett of Pittsfield

Tara Brasley of Epsom 

Sawyer Fournier of Epsom

Amelia Duane of Barnstead

Kayla Wirtz of Epsom 

Jason Wynne of Pittsfield



SNHU Announces Spring 2017 Dean’s List


It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the spring 2017 Dean’s List.


Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699.


Jessica Massey of Epsom

Grace Sargent of Chichester

Ashley Lewis of Epsom

Samuel Schreier of Chichester



Epsom Town Band--Concerts Starting Soon!


The Epsom Town Band will present its summer series of concerts on three Friday evenings, July 7, July 14, and July 21, and on Old Home Day on Saturday, August 12.  Admission is free.


All concerts are held at Webster Park on Route 28 in Epsom.  The July concerts start at 7 p.m., and the Old Home Day concert starts at 6:30 p.m.  A rain date is scheduled for Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m.


The band will perform a variety of music including Broadway selections, marches, light classical, patriotic, and “pop” tunes under the leadership of Jim Lukeman.  The band draws musicians from several local towns and is celebrating its 126th year!  Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and plan to attend these “Concerts in the Park.” For more information please contact Penny Graham at 736-9044.



Epsom Old Home Days

August 12th & 13th 2017

Sprouts to Adults

Webster Park


Come out and show your town spirit and enjoy the festivities. August11th, traditional burying of the beans 5:45 pm.  Anyone interested in participating and/or to register for our parade/Antique & Classic Cars for August 12th or to help with this year’s event, contact Georgia Perry at 736-8802. Have fun decorate a float and kids decorate your bicycles. For booth information, contact Dick Frambach at 496-9404.


On Sunday, August  13th, 4K Road Race and 2K walk sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental. For race informatoin and to pre- register, go on line to: http://running4free.com/RaceDetails.aspx?raceid=286.  For more details of the weekend events go to www.epsomnh.org. Inquiries: EpsomOldHomeDay@yahoo.com.


To be a general contributor please make funds payable to Epsom Old Home Day Association and to submit a letter for Citizen of the Year Award (letter entry deadline 7/28), please send all mail to Georgia Perry, 190 North Rd, Epsom, NH 03234.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.












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