The Friends of the Epsom Library have received a grant from the NH
Humanities Council to present “Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food
Defines a Region” on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Baked beans, fried clams, fish chowder, Indian pudding – so many
foods are distinctive to New England. This talk offers a celebration
of these regional favorites along with an examination of how
contemporary life has distanced us from these classics. What makes
them special and how do these foods define our region? Edie Clark
draws from such diverse resources as Fannie Farmer, Julia Child, and
Haydn S. Pearson for enlightenment and amusement as well as on her
own experiences, writing and traveling for Yankee magazine over the
past thirty years to places where baked beans are still featured
prominently on the menu.
For refreshments, the Friends will be creating some of these New
England favorites. The program starts at 7:00 pm at the Library,
1606 Dover Road. We look forward to seeing you there.
Come enjoy a great day of fun with the family!
Jacquelyn Arell Disc Golf Tournament
(All proceeds go to help pay for Jackie’s New York City Photoshoot)
April 28, 2013
at The Woods
At Beauty Hill
557 Beauty Hill Road Barnstead, NH
$10.00 Per person
Everyone is welcome! Call 603-724-4027 or 603-798-7549
Food and drinks will be available for purchase
Rain Date: May 5, 2013
Time To Spring Clean And Help Out ECS Class Of 2014!
The Epsom Central School Class of 2014 has a unique fundraising
opportunity for the month of May that will support their class trip
to New York City and Washington D.C. in April of 2014.
A company called Goodthrift is going to deliver an 8’ x 8’ x 40’ bin
to the parking lot of Epsom Central School on Black Hall Road and
leave it there for the month of May and we are all going to fill it
with gently used clothing, soft home goods (towels, pillows,
linens), purses and shoes so that at the end of May when the bin is
full the class will earn 10¢ per pound of “soft goods” to the
approximate value of $3,000!
If you’ve been putting off that project of cleaning out the attic,
under the bed, your hall closet or weeding out your stuffed animals;
now is the time to tackle it. We’ll even help you. You can call
736-8073 during the month of May and someone from the DC Trip
fundraising team will pick up your soft goods to deliver to the bin.
The children of the class of 2014 going on the trip will benefit
equally from this fundraiser and it will help greatly defer the
$1,000+ per head cost to send them. (Each participant raises his or
her own funds as well as participates in various fundraisers
throughout the year.) The goal of the class of 2014 is to have no
child pay for their trip and to do it all by fundraising. So far
there have been bake sales, flower sales and concessions. Soon you
will see car/truck washes, raffles and other events taking place to
support the class but this is the Easiest fundraiser ever; all you
have to do is hand over your unwanted items!
Thank you ahead of time for helping us Spring Clean for 2014 and
Fill The Bin!
The children at Circle Child Care center were excited to welcome the
Concord-Merrimack County SPCA on Tuesday. We all gathered to learn
about how to approach an animal so that it can smell your hand
before you try touching it. They also talked about when to approach
an animal, and when not to, like when the cat has it’s ears back.
“Safety is knowing when to stay away.” We learned that some things
we do are kind to animals but other things can be cruel. All
familiar lessons in preschool child care. Everyone got a chance to
pet the rabbits, Elvis and Bonbon and we have American Humane
Association stickers declaring “I’m a BE KIND TO ANIMALS kid” and
coloring pages. Thanks to the SPCA for all they do.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
The House is now dealing with Senate bills. My committee heard a
number of study committees, technical corrections bills, and three
licensing bills. SB116 and SB 189 both deal with gas fitters. SB116
consolidating two license categories that, in practice, have no real
distinction; SB189 combines gas fitters with plumbers (plus oil heat
and water well technicians) into a new mechanical licensing board.
This is something that’s been in work for a while – there’s
significant overlap among the professions. The committee, the board,
and the professionals all agree that this is a good idea, so a
subcommittee is combing through the language to make sure everything
is in order.
SB135, which would require genetic counselors be licensed, strikes
me as a solution in search of a problem. There are less than 20
genetic counselors in the state, the national professional
organization has a thorough certification program so people looking
for one can ensure the candidate is well trained and up to date, and
nearly all the “problems” they presented to us were other medical
professionals (doctors and nurses, mostly) misinterpreting genetic
data. Since SB135 exempts other professionals, I can’t see that it
will do any good. I’m on a subcommittee to look into it in more
Other committees are hearing meatier bills: Finance and Ways and
Means together are hearing SB152, the “one, high-end, highly
regulated” casino that would expand gambling in the state. Dan is on
the subcommittee reviewing revenue estimates and the fee structure;
other subcommittees are looking into non-financial aspects and the
regulatory structure. The bill won’t be before the whole House until
the end of May.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than can fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Epsom Central School Staff and Faculty
Mr. Steven Patterson, Middle School Language Arts, 6th and 7th
Steven teaches reading to middle school students. He has a BA in
Philosophy/Liberal Arts from St. John’s Seminary, Boston, and an
M.Ed from Notre Dame College, and is highly qualified in History and
English. He started at ECS in the spring of 1994 and has “worn many
hats” as a teacher here: he started as a third team teacher in a
large fifth grade class; taught 6th grade Social Studies, Science,
Math, and Language Arts; taught 1st grade for two years; worked with
4th grade students for a number of years; and returned to middle
school. Steven serves as the Middle School Team Leader (liaison to
admin), the school Substitute Coordinator, and the Coordinator for
Steven hopes he can give his students the skills to be successful,
and believes that the ability to read will make a great difference
in their lives. His favorite aspect of working at ECS is the sense
of community. He says, “It took a few years, but now this is my
home.” He calls the other teachers ‘great friends and colleagues,’
and says that the parents are invested in the school and care about
what’s going on with their children. Steven says that parents should
realize the importance of showing their children that reading is
important by either reading with their children or asking questions
about what is going on in class. He also believes parents should
make it clear that it’s OK to make a mistake, to learn from it, and
to move forward.
Steven lives in Concord with his wife and their son and two
daughters. His wife teaches at the Shaker Road School in Concord,
where two of their children now attend with one daughter in high