Epsom NH News

September 20, 2017


The 1:30 p.m. movie matinee at the Epsom Public Library on Wednesday, September 27,  is The Lost City of Z, starring Brad Pitt.   The film tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett who journeys into the Amazon in the early 1900’s and finds evidence of an unknown advanced civilization that might have at once inhabited the region.  Ridiculed by the scientific establishment, Fawcett, supported by his wife returns to the jungle to prove his case where he mysteriously disappears.



Wednesday evening, September 27 the Epsom Public Library will be hosting Jane Kelly, from On The Wing, who is a federal and state licensed rehabilitator, educator, and falconer, specializing in raptors.  She will be bringing three birds of prey with her.  A little over seven years ago, Jane found 10 dead barred owls along the shoulder of Route 101.  It was a wake-up call to her and she became an advocate of education and rehabilitation for birds of prey.  The program is free and open to the public.



Evergreen Lodge #53 and Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 are sponsoring another great Dinner Show “ 80”s Flashback” on Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7 at the American Legion Hall. The dinner/show begins at 6 pm and includes appetizers, beverages, turkey, roast beef, vegetables and homemade dessert.  The show is directed by Elizabeth Lent and features all local talent! Tickets are $25.00 per person or a table of 6 for $125.00. Call Vickie 736-4707 for reservations or for more info. Plan to join us for a fun night of great food and entertainment.



Join Cub Scouts!


Epsom Pack 80 welcomes all boys from K-5 to join Cub Scouts. Boys from Epsom as well as all neighboring towns are welcome to join!!!


We will be holding a recruiting/registration night Thursday, September 21 at Epsom Central School (Blackhall Rd) from 6-8pm.


You can sign up that night and/or stay and see and be a part of one of our monthly pack meetings gong on then as well.


If you cannot make this night, you can contact our Cub Master Joe Nericcio, at nericcioj@yahoo.com, 435-0396 (h) or Committee Chair John Keane, at keanej@metrocast.net, with any questions about  scouting or signing your boy up for Cub Scouts.



Baker Family Fundraiser


Please come to the Epsom Elks Lodge on the evening of September 29 from 5-8 pm to help support the Baker Family in their time of need. Their husband/father unexpectedly passed away earlier this month due to a tragic accident.


This local family needs our support to help them through this painful time.  We are hosting a spaghetti and meatball dinner complete with salad, bread, drink, dessert and coffee. Tickets are only $5.00 per person and will be available at the door. We will also have raffle tickets for sale and a 50/50. All of the event proceeds will go back to the Baker’s.


If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, either monetary or in the form of a raffle item,  please email Kelly at knericcio@yahoo.com or visit Facebook under the Baker Family Fundraiser page. Thank you in advance for your support.



Epsom Bible Church AWANA Clubs


Awana Clubs at Epsom Bible Church will begin our 2017-2018 season on Thursday night September 21st. This will be our 31st year of having Awana Clubs and we are thankful for the things God has accomplished through this program in previous years.


For those of you who may not be familiar, Epsom Bible Awana Clubs are a branch of Awana International which started in the early 1950’s in a Chicago church and has grown into a worldwide program teaching boys and girls the Word of God in unique ways. Awana Clubs offered at Epsom Bible include Cubbies for girls and boys ages 3 and 4, Sparks for girls and boys in school grades K-2, as well as Truth and Training for girls and boys in grades 3 through 6.


Each Awana night consists of a game time, handbook time, and council time. Once or twice a month we plan a special theme night. We try to make our clubs as fun and exciting as possible. During Council time one of our leaders or a special guest speaker presents a message from the Bible, and awards are presented to those clubbers who have earned them for completing handbook work.


Our Clubs are open to all children in the Epsom area, and we would love to have your children attend. You do not need to be a member of, or attend, Epsom Bible Church, for your children to attend. Come to Club on the 21st or any Thursday evening thereafter between 6:00 and 6:15 PM. Club starts at 6:15 and we end the evening at 8:00. Epsom Bible Church is at 398 Black Hall Road, approximately 3/4 mile past the Epsom Central School on the same side of the road (look for the big sign out front). If you have any questions or would like more information call Kim or Paul Sanborn at 798-5050 or email at: KPSanborn@comcast.net . You may also check the Church website www.ebc.nh.com for more Club info and calendar. 



Epsom Resident Performs In NFL Opener Pregame Show At Gillette Stadium


Erin Burns of Epsom was among the over two hundred Dean College students to participate in the 2017 NFL pregame celebration held at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, September 7, 2017.


Best experience ever; Indescribable; Truly special; Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - these are just a few words that Dean College students are using to describe their experience.


Over two hundred Dean College students, including Arts and Entertainment Management (AMGT), Business, Dance and Sport Management majors, participated as stunt card group members, banner holders and dance performers as the New England Patriots faced the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL opener.


This is the second opportunity for Dean College to participate, having previously performed in the NFL pregame celebration in September 2015.


It was unequivocally sweet for those students who performed for their second time.


“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I had the opportunity to experience twice,” said AMGT major Pat Budris ‘19. “When we ran out to the field, you could feel the electricity in the air. The crowd was roaring; it was incredible.”


Jaclyn O’Keefe ‘18 also participated in the 2015 performance and shared the same sentiments. “Never in a million years would I think that I’d be able to participate in the Patriots NFL Kickoff not only once, but two times! My two experiences were different, but both indescribable.”


Sport Management major Dean Bennett ‘18 was part of the night’s banner group, holding the 2017 Super Bowl banner with his peers at the 50-yard line. “This was my first experience participating in the event and holding the center banner was amazing. I was standing right next to Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) which made the experience even better.”


Angeli Myatt ‘20 was thrilled to participate in the stunt card group. “Getting the opportunity to participate at the Patriots Kickoff is something I’ll never forget. The energy on the field and in the stands brought such a wonderful and happy feeling. Definitely one of my most memorable nights!”


Even faculty members participated alongside students, including Associate Professor of Dance, Todd Shanks. “Exciting doesn’t even begin to describe it,” said Shanks. “Dancing side by side with my students and colleagues on the field, in front of over 60,000 fellow Patriots fans was incredible. Beyond the experience of the performance, it was great for all of us to be a part of such a large-scale production.”


The night turned out to be a family affair for first year dance student Celine Santorsola ‘21, as she performed on the field alongside her sisters Adrena ‘19 and Leanne ‘16, current Patriots Cheerleaders. “It felt amazing to walk in my sisters’ shoes for a night. I idolize them so much,” said Santorsola. “If this is the beginning of my time at Dean, I can’t wait to see what’s next.”


By the end of the night, students were able to experience first-hand what it takes to produce such a large-scale performance. In the upcoming weeks, students will receive an event debrief in the classroom to bring the learning experience full circle.


The opportunity was brought to life through The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, a partnership with the Kraft Sports Group. For more information about Dean College, visit www.dean.edu. For more information on The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, visit www.dean.edu/thecenter.



Epsom Bible Church Free Clothing Swap


In an effort to help manage the cost of clothing for our community families, the Epsom Bible Church will be holding a free clothing swap on Saturday, October 21st, from 9-12 noon at 398 Black Hall Road in Epsom.


We need volunteers for set up and break down, includes moving of tables and bagging clothes.


You may bring donated clothing beginning at 8:30 am. Clothing donations are not accepted prior to the event.


All clothes need to be clean and in good repair, and separated by size and gender. No rips or stains please.


Both adult and children’s clothing are accepted. No toys, equipment, or furniture please.


Clothes will be sorted and distributed to tables by the person dropping them off. Once clothes have been sorted and distributed, you are free to begin gathering clothing in the sizes you need.


Any clothing left at the end of the swap will be delivered to a local charity drop off site. Volunteers for the clothing swap would be appreciated.


Swap will run from 9:00-12:00 noon. Volunteers are needed.


You do not need to make a clothing donation in order to take clothing for you and your family.


Call Taryn Bassett at 603-234-9451 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.












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