Epsom NH News

July 12, 2017


Congratulations to Nicholas Angelone who  graduated magna cum laude from Norwich University in Northfield, VT with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.



Epsom Town Band


The Epsom Town Band will present its next concert on Friday evening, July 14th, at 7:00 p.m. at Webster Park.  Additional concerts are scheduled for July 21st at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 12th at 6:30 p.m.  July 28th at 7:00 p.m. is a rain date for any of the July concerts.


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 on Friday evening.  For more information please contact Penny Graham at 736-9044.



Epsom Public Library Youth Events


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 or call the library.


Monday, July 17th 6:30pm: “Beauty and the Beast” presented by the Hampstead Stage Company. Join us for this wonderful theatre event for the whole family! Refreshments will be served.


Friday, July 21st 6:30pm Teen Movie:”Saban’s Power Ranger’s” rated PG 13. Includes pizza and drinks! Donations of chips and desserts are appreciated. Sign up is encouraged. Contact Mrs. Benner 736-9920



Garden Conservancy Open Days Program
Submitted By Bob Gillmore, Regional Representative, The Garden Conservancy


Members of the public will have a rare opportunity to view one of the largest private residential gardens in central New Hampshire—more than an acre of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees—Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23.


The garden, on Wing Road in Epsom, is part of the Open Days Program of the Garden Conservancy, the national non-profit organization that organizes the opening of several hundred of the nation’s exceptional private gardens every year.


The Epsom garden is one of three Merrimack Valley landscapes on this year’s program.


The garden includes vast beds of flowering plants surrounding two carefully restored 18th-century farm buildings: a large center-chimney colonial house and a 35-by-56-foot barn built in 1794.


The largest planting bed, along the front of the house, is 134 feet long and four feet wide.  Another bed is 75 feet long and 20 feet across at its widest point.


The plantings are so large and lush that they “embower” the buildings, according to Dr. Kyle Landt, a retired pediatric endocrinologist who bought the property in 1988 and spent the last 29 years creating the gardens.


Landt also made a pond, which is now home to 16 koi.  The 15-by-35-foot pond is fed by a waterfall, which flows out of a two-by-four-foot stone horse trough.


Landt’s garden also boasts the largest horsechestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) in Merrimack County.  The approximately-150-year-old tree is more than 65 feet high and its crown more than 56 feet wide.


The two other Merrimack Valley gardens in this year’s Open Days program are Evergreen, Robert Gillmore’s one-acre woodland garden in Goffstown, which includes more than 400 rhododendrons; and Danielle Durocher’s garden in Windham.  Durocher’s suburban home is surrounded by perennial beds, specimen evergreens and flowering shrubs; her garden includes a multi-level pond and extensive stone work.


All three gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. 


Admission to each garden is $7 per person, which supports Conservancy activities.


Besides the Open Days Program, the Conservancy restores and preserves outstanding private gardens across the country, which are then open to the public, usually as non-profit organizations.  


One of its early projects was the Fells, on Lake Sunapee, in Newbury.  It was once the summer estate of John Hay, secretary of state under two presidents, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt


For more information about any Conservancy program—including Open Days across the country—call the Conservancy (toll-free) at 888-842-2442 or visit its website, gardenconservancy.org.



Epsom Old Home Days
Aug. 12th & 13th 2017
Sprouts to Adults
Webster Park


Enjoy the festivities on August 11th, traditional burying of the beans 5:45 pm.


Anyone interested in participating and/or to register for our parade/Antique & Classic Cars on 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 info contact Dick Frambach at 736-9295.


Sunday 13th 4K Road Race & 2K walk sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental. For race info and to pre-register go on line to: http://running4free.com/RaceDetails.aspx?raceid=286. Please take notice that there will be a A-1 road lane change for road race.


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 deadline date 7/28) send all mail to Georgia Perry, 190 North Rd., Epsom, NH 03234. Your support is greatly appreciated.




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Robert G. Campbell


EPSOM- Mr. Robert G. Campbell, 93, of Epsom, passed away on June 23, 2017 at the Epsom Healthcare Center after a period of declining health.


Born in Lowell, MA, Bob was the son of the late Robert and Alice I. (Gourley) Campbell.  He was raised and educated in Chelmsford and Harvard, MA. He was a graduate of The Bromfield School in Havard in 1942.  He enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in 1942 and proudly served his country during World War II, flying over 50 missions as a turret gunner with the 451st Bombardment Group.


After returning home from the war, he married his beloved wife in 1947.  They resided in Harvard for most of their lives before moving to Epsom in 2004.  In earlier years, they had been active with the Unitarian Church of Harvard as well as several local town and civic group activities. 


For over 30 years, Bob was the owner and operator of Robert G. Campbell Excavating in Harvard and was a member of the Harvard Fire Department for over 17 years.    He later became the Highway Superintendent for the town of Harvard for many years.


He was a member of the American Legion Post #112 in Epsom.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, B. Elsie (Tooker) and his daughter, Susan L. Campbell Boska of Concord.


A Celebration of His Life was held on Sunday, July 9th in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom.    A private reception will be announced for later.  Burial will take place in Bellevue Cemetery in Harvard, MA at a later time. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be sent to the Epsom American Legion Post 112, 1044 Short Falls Rd. Epsom, NH 03234 or the Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord, NH 03301.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com












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