Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 is hosting a Scrap Book Event on
Saturday, March 16th from 1-8 pm at the Epsom Public Library. The
fee includes snacks, drinks and dinner. To register or for more
information call Vickie at 736-4707.
A Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Supper, sponsored by the American
Legion Post 112, Short Falls Road, Epsom, NH, will be Saturday,
March 16, 2013, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. (Snow Date is Sunday, March 17,
Donations: $9.00 Adults, $4.00 children 6-12, under 6 free.
Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, beets, carrots, turnip, onions,
rolls, homemade desserts, and beverages will be served.
Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds to benefit Post 112 community
activities. For information call Harvey at 736-4926 and/or Jane at
On Friday, April 5 at 6:30 pm, the Epsom Friends of
the Library are hosting their First Monopoly Tournament! Players
must be at least 12 years old and ready to compete! The tournament
will be held at the Epsom Library and refreshments will be provided.
Please sign up by calling Epsom Public Library or emailing
In the February 6, 2013 edition of the Sun the article about
Kathleen Conway at Epsom Central School said she “had managed the
drama clubs.” Currently, Ms. Holly L. Sargent manages the ESC drama
club and has for the past six years.
Epsom Public Library News
An Evening Of Country Music
On Friday, March 15, award-winning musician and recording artist,
Tim Kierstead, will perform at the library at 7:30 p.m. as a part of
the library’s Adult Programming. As a member of a band, Tim has
opened for such country singers as Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban,
Wynona Judd, Trace Adkins, Eric Church, and more. He will be
performing a mix of his own materials as well as “personally chosen
covers.” There is no charge; however, donations are welcome to
benefit the MS Foundation. Refreshments will be served.
The Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. to discuss
Carol Rifka Brunt’s Tell The Wolves I’m Home. According to the blurb
on the book’s cover, it is “a moving story of love, grief, and
renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and
find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve
found them.” Set in 1987, the novel is told in the first-person
voice of 14 year old June Elbus who feels that no one in the world
understands her as much as her Uncle Finn, an artist. He is her
godfather, confidant, and best friend, but he is dying. His death,
however, brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life, “someone
who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows
about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.”
Anyone wishing to join in the discussion is invited to stop by the
library and pick up a copy of the book.
The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will present “Now
We’re Talking: Honest Discussions with Your Healthcare Team: on
Thursday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. Effective communication is one of
the keys in receiving good health care, and at times communicating
with your team of providers can be a challenge. Learn practical
strategies to strengthen your ability to share information with your
physician while building a good patient-doctor partnership.
So far the only on duty working (24 hour) department that one can
rely on is the Epsom Fire Dept., something our road crews will be
thinking about as soon as the frost is gone.
These examples in no way are intended to detract from the Epsom
Police Dept., which in part is keeping records of those operators
(truck and auto) who continue to use Goboro Road as a short cut,
being a major reason for wear and tear. Talk about beating around
I was scheduled for surgery on Feb. 26, at 6:30 am at Concord
Hospital. The snow plows managed to keep the roads from snow build
up on the road especially at the end of my driveway, #244. As I
hastily drove down the drive (should have doubled the exit speed) I
came to a sudden stop on top of two feet of well packed immoveable
snow. At this point I began to awake enough so as to realize I
wasn’t going anywhere and perhaps I should cancel the 6:30 am
scheduled surgery. My wife suggested she should call the Fire Dept.,
which took all of three minutes for their arrival. Physical
exertion by the two firefighters pushed my car out of the snow bank
and into the road. I was then able to be on my way and arrive at the
hospital with time to spare.
This is not the end of my story. Upon arriving home at 12:20 pm, I
witnessed something I had never seen before. My driveway was totally
absent of snow.
Thank you, Matt and Rick!
Epsom Central School would appreciate your assistance in informing
parents of children, who will be turning five (or six) before
September 30, 2013 of our upcoming kindergarten and first grade
screenings. These literacy screenings would apply to children that
are entering Epsom Central School for the first time.
The registration/screenings for the 2013-2014 incoming kindergarten
students will be held Tuesday, April 2nd, Wednesday, April 3rd, and
Thursday April 4th, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., as
well as extended hours on Wednesday, April 3rd from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
If your child will be an incoming first grader, literacy screenings
will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Please call the main office at 736-9331 to schedule your child’s 45
minute block for either of these screenings. Please remember to
bring a copy of your child’s immunization record, birth certificate,
most recent physical exam, and two proofs of residency, including a
purchase/sales or rental agreement.
Loudon Food Pantry Partakes In The
Feinstein Challenge To Fight Hunger
See What You Can Do To Help!
Each year, Alan Shawn Feinstein divides $1 million amongst
participating hunger agencies like the Loudon Food Pantry in order
to inspire the public to donate during the months where we run
dangerously low on funds and some foods.
To be a part of this effort, donate food or funds between March 1st
and April 30th and note that it’s for the Feinstein Challenge.
Without noting your donation, it can not be included in this
The following is a listing by year of the funds collected and the
2010,$1,120,$1,331; 2011, $2,256.88, $1,962.70; 2012, $4,488.06,
Mr. Feinstein’s challenge has helped to bring in donations that we
would not normally receive during the slow months of March and
In 2012 our goal was exceeded by $827.33. Please help us surpass
this year’s goal of $6,000.
Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:
Loudon Food Pantry, 30 Chichester Rd., Unit D, Loudon, NH 03307
(Please make checks out to Loudon Food Pantry) or made through our
website at LoudonFoodPantry.org. A separate donate button for the
Feinstein Challenge will be available from March 1st through April
We have collection bins at the following locations. Any donations in
these bins will be counted towards the Feinstein Challenge. Any food
collection bins will be counted towards the Challenge as well.
• Loudon Post Office, Loudon – collects food and funds
• The Hungry Buffalo, Loudon – collects food and funds
• Beanstalk, Loudon – collects funds
• Red Roof Inn, Loudon – collects food and funds
Care Pharmacy, Epsom – collects funds
Check out our website at
LoudonFoodPantry.org to see our progress
for this challenge. It will be updated daily during March and April.
Please help us to top last year’s collections for this challenge.
Remember, even small donations can add up quickly so please give
whatever you can afford.
Gift Of Lights Donation
This year we received 12,172.91 pounds of food from Gift of Lights.
This food will help us keep our shelves stocked during our slower
donation times. Thank you for your help!
Everyone, thank you very much for your continued support!
Sarah, Sue and Bill
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
This week, the House voted 207-163 to increase the gas tax 83%, from
18 cents per gallon to 33 cents. An amendment to put 100% of the gas
tax towards roads, instead of less than 70%, was soundly defeated,
120-251, with the opponents insisting that the state police, courts,
etc, needed to be funded from the gas tax and not any other form of
revenue. Of course, the highway fund is constitutionally protected,
so only road-related expenses need apply: the state police don’t
have to compete with mental health, the university system,
environmental protection, or any other general fund appropriations.
As expected, these votes were mostly party line, with Democrats in
favor and Republicans opposed.
The other lengthy debate came on HB316, regulating a new method of
disposing of human remains. The bill instituted some safeguards on
this method (alkaline hydrolysis), but lifted the total ban. The
details – described at length by the opponents – are fairly
disgusting, but so are the details of what happens in a grave. The
bill passed, 257-113, and will be coming to my committee so I’ll
learn a lot more than I want to about the process!
Finally, we heard the Ways and Means Committee’s revenue estimates
for the next two years. Based only on current law, they don’t
include any gambling revenue, but other than that they are just
slightly below the Governor’s estimates (which are the starting
point for the budget). Based on them, Finance will have to find
about $100 million in cuts or new revenue to balance the budget -
and I’ll bet on new taxes this year.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than can fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire