Epsom NH News

September 27, 2017


Epsom Bible Church Free Clothing Swap


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. No toys, equipment, or furniture please.


Volunteers for the clothing swap would be appreciated.


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


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



Early Head Start is accepting applications for children under the age of 3 and for prenatal women. Fun activities, information, support, and learning experiences are provided through home visiting and playgroups. It is free for income eligible families. For further information and to jump start your child’s learning, please call 435-6611.



Wednesday, October 4 at 1:30 PM, the Epsom Public Library will be showing the movie “The Hero.”  Sam Elliott stars as Lee Hayden a veteran actor of Westerns whose career’s best years are behind him after his one really great film, “The Hero.” Now, scraping by with voice overs for commercials, Lee learns that he has a terminal prognosis of pancreatic cancer.  Estranged from his family, Lee can only brood alone as troubling, yet inspiring, dreams haunt him. Things change when he meets Charlotte Dylan, a stand-up comedian who inadvertently jump-starts his public profile and Lee must finally come to terms with both realities when he finally confesses his situation to the one person he can. (citing imdb) This film is rated R.



Dual Exhibit At Epsom Public Library


Barrington artists Diane and Ron St. Jean are pleased to present some of their artwork in two simultaneous displays at the Epsom Public Library. 


Diane’s collection of paintings is titled “The Inner Landscape.” Diane’s abstract paintings are mementos of time spent in nature. They invite the viewer to experience quiet landscapes of the imagination, meditations on color and light, or impressions of weathered surfaces.


Strokes of color are layered and scraped, a physicality of gesture that belies the small size of the paintings. The intimate scale brings the viewer in close. Looking becomes an unhurried transaction, like reading a poem or searching for sea glass. 


The paintings were created using a stick form of oil paint on Arches Oil Paper, a paper specially designed for oil painting. 


Ron’s collection of photographs is titled “Pretty Common Things.” Ron likes to photograph ordinary objects and familiar scenes in a way that suggests a story, or reveals details that may not be noticed at first glance. Ron photographs digitally, and prints using archival inks and papers.


The exhibit will be on view from October 5 through November 25 during regular library hours: Mon – Thurs., 10 am to 7 pm, Sat., 9 am to 1 pm. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. All are welcome!


For more information, call the library at 736-9920 or visit www.epsomlibrary.com.



Concord - Epsom Elks Lodge 1210 

Baker Family Fundraiser


Please come to the Concord - Epsom Elks Lodge 1210, 24 Old Mill Rd. Epsom NH on the evening of Sept. 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.



Sept. 30th  The Concord - Epsom Elks Riders 1210, would love to invite you to join them on their 2nd Annual Pig roast & fall foliage ride.


Registration at 9 am, kick stands up at 10 am at our lodge. Cost includes all you can eat pig roast and fixing following the ride. If you have any questions contact Damon Bellorado at (603)736-3001 or at d18in8ps@yahoo.com 



Epsom Food Pantry


Well Good Afternoon Epsom Friends.  The Food Pantry doing well with orders still coming in and our usual donations. All is well.


I talked with Ken today and he has received notification that we have to start getting a count for the Thanksgiving turkeys. Can you believe that? Where did the summer go?


Now let’s get a few things straightened out.  When you order a turkey, please make arrangements to pick it up. In past years when it gets to to the time to shut down and we still have a load of boxes, we get nervous and I have to get people to help me call people and remind them.  Not going to happen anymore. If you order one it’s your responsibility to pick it up.


Now to the people who we have to help in getting their food, we will see that you get yours. For those of you who do not know, along with the turkey comes a box of a lot of wonderful tradional Thanksgiving fare. So please, if you sign up, come and get it.  


The final date for sign up is OCTOBER 21st.  There is a sheet in the Pantry for you to sign and if you absolutely cannot get there, call me at 219-3025.


I do hope no one thinks I am cross, but when those turkeys don’t get picked up, we have a problem keeping them frozen. They are big and take up a lot of space.


So with that I shall sign off.

Until next time,




Epsom Public Library Touch A Truck

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Vickie Benner, children’s Librarian and Chair of Touch-A-Truck.


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Drivers Photo: Thanks to all the people who brought their vehicles over for all to enjoy.


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Josh Fixler enjoyed his time at the library as much as folks enjoyed touring the Volkswagen Thing he brought.


The Epsom Public Library would like to thank everyone who helped make our recent Touch A Truck event such a huge success. More than 200 children and their families attended and had a great time looking at the many different community and construction vehicles on display.


Thank you to White Mountain Coffee for the coffee bar, Blake’s Bouncy Business LCC for the bounce house/slide, food donations from Betsy Bosiak, Armand Claris, Nancy Claris and Miriam Yeaton, Bill and Maryann Zirngiebel-POPSCORN, volunteers Gary Benner, Kristy Bowen, Madison Bowen and Mary Nericcio, all our great truckers Ken Brown, Bruce and Jackie Clattenburg, Alex Davis: NH State Police, Rick Davis: Davis Fuels of Epsom, Scot DeCota, Nick Angelone and Erin O’Brien: Epsom Fire Dept. Epsom Police Dept, Josh Fixler, Fort Mt. Trailwinders, Whitey Foss: K&K Landscape Supplies, Bob Pettingill: Michie Corp, Gordon Wheeler, and Norman Yeaton.


Mrs. Benner would like to give a special Thank You to Rick Belanger, owner of Ponderosa, for organizing all the vehicles and advertising the event!


Congratulations to our raffle winners Amanda Mate 1st, Ryan Violette 2nd and Sierra Klepper 3rd.




Douglas Lee Osborne

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BOSCAWEN-Douglas Lee Osborne, 77, passed away at home surrounded by his family after a long term illness on Monday, September 11, 2017. Douglas was born on November 17, 1939 to Clifford Osborne and Dorothy (Rand) Osborne in Concord, New Hampshire.  He grew up in Epsom and Concord with his three siblings; Deane Osborne, Claire (Osborne) Sklarin, and Gail (Osborne) Paszek. He married Nancy (Watson) Osborne and they raised their three children, James, Dale and Carl Osborne in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Following Nancy’s death in 1988 he moved back to Epsom where he lived for many years. In later years he married Donna (Staples) Osborne and they shared a loving, 5 year marriage until his passing. 


Douglas was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Education. He had a long career as a music teacher and was most proud of building the music program at Merrimack Valley High School, opening the school in 1967. He also was a long time member and conductor of the Nevers’ Second Regiment Band and continued to mentor musicians and teachers even after his retirement. He was active in the Community Players of Concord, the Concord Music Club, the Concord Chorale, the Suncook Valley Chorale, and served as president of the New Hampshire Music Educators Association. In addition to teaching music, he also pursued a career as a Real Estate Agent for Better Homes and Gardens Masiello Group Real Estate. He was a member of the Sons of The American Revolution and he enjoyed hunting. He also loved the Red Sox, traveling, and gardening. His family and friends loved his sense of humor, which followed him throughout his life and he dreamed that one day he would conduct the Boston Pops.


Douglas is survived by his spouse, Donna (Staples) Osborne; children, James Osborne and wife Sue, Dale Osborne and her fiancé Rob Harrington Jr, and Carl Osborne and his wife Tracie; siblings, Claire (Osborne) Sklarin and her husband Mike Sklarin, Gail (Osborne) Paszek, and Deane Osborne and his wife Martha (Evans) Osborne; grandchildren, James, Emma, Nancy, Amber, Jessica and Colleen. He is also survived by his beloved pet parrot, Sam, who will continue to welcome and say goodbye to everyone that stops by. 


A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord.  


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Nevers Second Regiment Band, Ascentria In- Home Care and Concord Regional Visiting Nursing Association.


Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the Osborne family.












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