Evergreen Lodge #53 and Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 are sponsoring
another great Dinner/Cabaret Show on Friday, Oct. 11th and Saturday,
Oct. 12th at the American Legion Hall on Short Falls Road in Epsom.
The dinner/show begins at 6 pm and includes appetizers, turkey,
roast beef, salad, vegetables, beverages and dessert.
The show is directed by Elizabeth Lent and features all local
talent. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Vickie
Plan to join us for a fun night of great food and entertainment.
Proceeds will be used to help bring the historic Odd Fellows Hall
into code compliance!
The Epsom Public Library will be showing the family movie “The
Croods” on Monday, October 14th at 2 pm. Popcorn and drinks will be
provided. The movie is rated PG.
The library will be offering a new Story Time on Mondays at 10 am
beginning Monday October 21st. Come join us for stories, songs and
Letter To The Editor
Epsom Town Office Space
I attended the Select Board Meeting Monday Sept. 30, 2013 during
which bids were opened for renovating Meeting House/Community
Center: ground floor for town offices, main floor for town meeting
space. During Select Meeting, some budget items for 2014 were
discussed including the fact that leasing strip mall space for town
offices in 2014 will be $3,024.00 per month ($36,288.00 per year).
It is my understanding this lease must be renewed 2015. Otherwise,
we must move. If we move, the single space must have more square
footage than we have in the mall (craziest lease contingency I ever
It is my understanding that 8 firms were interested in the project.
The specs included expansion of library parking lot, new parking for
Community Center and water main extension from Rte 4. Select Board
Chair Don Harty opened the 4 bids which were received by deadline
date: 1. Severin Construction $979,960. - Milestone Eng. & Constr.
$1,095,792. - Martini Northern $1,108,660. - Turnstone Corp.
Select Chair Don Harty has reiterated many times that it is up to
the elected Board to accept/decline any bid. Further, any bond issue
for renovations will, of course, be decided upon by Epsom voters.
I played a minor role with a group of Epsom citizens who have
volunteered countless hours to come up with a checklist of specs for
needed renovations i.e. Town Offices are required by law to have a
secure, temperature/humidity controlled room for official
documents/deeds. Who knew?
Regardless of outcome, please thank Carole Browne for making her
studio available for group meetings; Lenny Gilman for spearheading
effort ‘to get the info done and onto paper’; Penny Graham for her
attention to detail and historical knowledge of the building; Mike
Loso for his expertise in building/renovation specifications.
Epsom Central School Staff And Faculty
Ruthie, along with Rita and Kimmy Kiley, make up the cafeteria team
called “The Gourmet Gals” by the teachers. Ruthie was an ECS bus
driver for 25 years and worked in the ECS cafeteria last year on a
part time basis. Although she loves the kids on her bus route, she
needed a change, and became a full time member of the cafeteria
team. She loves working in the kitchen with her friends. Ruthie
contributed her recipe for spaghetti pie, which has become a
favorite of the children. She finds the ECS children to be very
When asked how the four lunch periods work out, Ruthie says, “FAST!
Bang, bang, fast and furious. We get a short break between third and
fourth lunches, but otherwise need to prepare everything
beforehand.” Ruthie prepares all fruits and vegetables as well as
salads for the staff. Local products, such as apples from Meadow
Ledge Farm, are used as much as possible. “They give us a good
deal!” Ruthie says. “It’s very pleasant to work here. I like to be
in the kitchen. It’s busy from arrival to end, which is good for me.
The girls are great to work with.”
Ruthie believes that parents should be interested in their
children’s school day and what they have accomplished. She lives in
Epsom with Charles, her husband of 49 years. They have four children
ranging in age from 38 to 47, and six grandchildren. Ruthie loves to
work in her gardens and keep her lawns neat. In her spare time, she
enjoys cooking for her family and, in the summer, kayaking “as much
Epsom Welfare News
The Town of Epsom does not have a Food Pantry. If you need food
please visit the Loudon Food Pantry as they have canned and dry
goods as well as refrigerated items. They are located at 30
Chichester Road, Unit D in Loudon, NH. You can also pick up
clothing and household items. New applicants need to prove
residency for every member of the household that will be receiving
If you would like to donate food, clothing or
household items please contact the Loudon Food Pantry at 724-9731,
FAX at 798-3968 or email at
The Loudon Food Pantry will be putting together Thanksgiving Day
baskets this year and also Christmas baskets so please call them and
sign up for them now.
You can also donate clothing to the Salvation Army at any of their
The Welfare Department is accepting only monetary donations
(addressed to the Town of Epsom / Welfare), for use as gift
certificates to grocery stores and for gas cards.
Thank you for your understanding, compassion and thoughtfulness.