Epsom Public Library will show the following Family Movies: Monday,
December 23rd at 2 pm. “Turbo” a fun movie about a snail who wants
to be in the Indy 500! Monday, December 30th at 6:30 pm “Despicable
Me 2.” Both movies are rated PG and popcorn and drinks will be
Epsom Central School Staff And Faculty
Mrs. Robin Donovan, Teacher, Grade 4
listening to Robin, one comes to appreciate her humor, wisdom, and
common sense. Soon after high school, she was married with two
children and, after starting work at ECS, decided she liked working
with children and went back to school. Robin graduated from Notre
Dame College with a BA Ed. She was certified in special education
and attended post graduate classes at UNH. Robin has worked at ECS
for 22 years, six years as a paraprofessional and 16 years as a
works on AR night, an accelerated reader program in which parents
join their children at school to watch what they’re doing and see
the tests they take. She also works on the Spring Carnival and is
the co-chairperson with Bobbi Paine for the Michael Briggs Spaghetti
Dinner, a tradition for six years. Proceeds of the dinner are
awarded to an ECS and PA graduate who plans to work in public
service. Robin loves to see her students’ faces when they arrive in
the morning and share what they have learned over the previous day.
She says that “Starting a day with those conversations melt away all
loves the small community of ECS. She says that “Most of us view our
school as a family and we take care of one another.” Robin
recommends that parents sit down to dinner each night with their
children and talk about their day, both good and bad. She feels that
society has gotten away from family dinner time, which she feels is
crucial to a child growing up.
lives in Chichester with her husband, John, to whom she has been
married for 39 years. The Donovans have two daughters, Heather
Kennedy (of ECS) and a daughter who lives in Vermont. Robin loves to
read, travel, visit Disney World on each February vacation with
Heather, and cheer on the Red Sox.
Local Snowmobiling And Trails
Submitted By Bruce Blye FMTW Club President
you like it or not…winter is approaching. I still enjoy the crisp
clean winter days and the blanket of snow that covers our State.
“They say” we are going to finally get some good snow so let us
hope for the best. Don’t hate me for wishing for snow…but I and
many others in this State are SNOWMOBILERS. Our NH State economy
runs on the snow…plowing, skiing, snowshoeing, mushing,
SNOWMOBILING, and the influx of tourists from our neighboring
States to the inns, hotels, cabins & restaurants.
part of the FORT MOUNTAIN TRAILWINDERS snowmobile club located in
Epsom, NH. We maintain a network of snowmobile trails from
Chichester to Bear Brook State park, the Epsom Town Forest toward
Northwood Lake and points north to Pittsfield/Northwood. THIS
ENTIRE TRAIL SYSTEM IS MAINTAINED BY VOLUNTEERS. We get some funds
for bridge construction/maintenance and grooming equipment. We also
get funds for actual time spent grooming the snow to establish and
maintain the snow covered trails. The money available to the
snowmobile clubs for grant money for grooming and projects is based
solely on snowmobile registrations. With the lack of snow over the
last 2 years the money available to clubs is significantly down…less
money for everything.
am I writing this article? For one thing the FORT MOUNTAIN
TRAILWINDERS needs help with trail work. There have
been a core bunch of volunteers 4-6 in number that do most all the
grooming and trail maintenance. 40 miles of trail takes a lot of
time and this year we have only been able to fix a few bridges. We
have many other non-snowmobile users such as , runners, hikers,
snowshoers, X-country skiiers and horses… and the trail system is
open year round to NON-MOTORIZED activities (only sleds no atv).
So why not join our club or make a donation or even help us out
with trail work.
year the Club received a 40 YEAR plaque from the NH Snowmobile
Association . The club originally started in the early 1970’s. A
lot has changed over the years but it still comes down to the fact
that all the NH clubs and trails are run and maintained by
on the 1ST Thursday of the Month at 7:00pm at Land Dimensions on
RT4. We all have a great time together….working, social activities,
club rides, Christmas Party, etc. Check out our Web site @
is time to go out and join a club (hopefully your local club FMTW)
register your sled, and find out what you can do to help us out.
You can join our club at the meetings, email us online, or at
Bickford’s snowmobile shop.
you for reading and THINK SNOW!
Emily Hubbard Wins Local Competition In
Lions International Peace Poster Contest
Emily Hubbard, center, Peace Poster award winner. On Left,
Susan Hoag, Peace Poster chairperson, on Right, Judi Gibson,
President of the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club Thank you
very much and have a peace filled Holiday Season
New Hampshire’s Emily Hubbard of the Epsom Central School took a
step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a
local competition sponsored by the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club.
poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in
the 20th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions
Clubs International sponsors the contest to emphasize the importance
of world peace to young people everywhere.
poster was chosen by the Epsom-Chichester Lions Clubs based on its
originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the contest theme,
“Our World, Our Future”.
Epsom-Chichester Lions Club President, Judith Gibson, said she is
impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at the
Epsom Central School. “It is obvious that these young people have
strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m so proud that we
were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their
poster is advancing through Lions District 44 where there is stiff
grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be chosen.
The grand prize is a $2500 award plus a trip for the winner and two
family members for a ceremony at the United Nations on Lions Day.
view the winning posters after January 31, 2014 at
www.lionsclubs.org . The Epsom-Chichester Lions Club has
conducted this contest for many years and encourages other local
schools to participate.
would like to visit the local Lions Club meeting to learn about all
our service projects like the Peace Poster Contest, please call
736-9942 for information. We meet at the Chichester Library the
first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.
Raymond L. Fife, 86, a longtime resident of Epsom, died Saturday,
December 7, 2013 at the Epsom Health Care Center.
Allenstown on May 30, 1927, Ray was the son of Fred and Ernestine
(Montminy) Fife. He was a 1945 graduate of Pembroke Academy and
immediately following graduation joined the US Navy. He was a
veteran of World War II, stationed at several locations in the US.
Fife worked at Clark’s Grain Store in Chichester and Haggett’s
Sporting Goods in Concord. He was later employed at the Epsom
Branch of the Suncook Bank, retiring as bank manager.
a member of the Mason’s Corinthian Lodge and was past commander of
the Elwood O. Wells American Legion Post #112 of Epsom
enjoyed watching the Celtics and was an avid baseball fan, coaching
for the Epsom Youth Baseball League and cheering for the Red Sox.
He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a hunter safety
leaves his wife of 63 years, Elsie (Merrill) Fife of Epsom; 3
daughters, Martha Prescott of Albuquerque, NM, Anita Baker of Warner
Robins, GA, and Lois Fife of Epsom; a son, Lawrence Fife of Epsom; 5
grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Gammon of
Epsom; and nieces. He was predeceased by a son, Russell Fife.
services were at the New Rye Union Congregational Church. Burial
followed in the New Rye Cemetery.
those who wish memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association, MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA
02472 or to the charity of one’s choice.
and friends may sign an on-line guestbook by visiting
A. Marini, 79, an Epsom resident for the past 15 years, died
unexpectedly on Friday, December 13, 2013, at the Concord Hospital.
Amesbury, MA on March 22, 1934, Cecile was the daughter of Albert
and Imelda (Perreault) DeSerres. She lived in Wilmington, MA for
many years, serving that community as a police officer. She later
worked for Analog Devices as a test technician.
active with the Pittsfield Senior Center, Harvey Lake Women’s Club,
Northwood Senior Bus Tours and the Red Hats of Allenstown. She
enjoyed traveling the roads of northern New England to sightsee,
shop, and dine. Cecile also liked to express her views and had many
letters published in the Concord Monitor opinion pages.
of her family include two children and their spouses, Michael Marini
and Diana of Northwood, and Nancy Winslow and Robert of Sandown; a
brother Norman DeSerres of Danville; several grandchildren, great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
hours are Tuesday from 5-8 pm at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial
Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Hwy in Epsom. Committal services and
burial will take place Wednesday at 11 am in St. Joseph Cemetery in
and friends may sign an on-line guestbook by visiting