Help Samantha Weir fund her People to People Student Ambassador Trip
to Western Canada. Join us for a fun night of Dancing with DJ Phil
Miles, Friday, May 10, 2013 at Circle 9 Ranch, Epsom, NH from 8:00
pm – 11 pm. BYOB
Donation: $15 per person. Light snacks provided and 50 / 50 Raffle.
Thank you for your support!
For tickets or information please call 603-491-3232 or 798-5600;
hope to see you there. Please pass the word, share on Facebook,
bring your family and a group of your friends too!
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Epsom Central School Class of
2014 has had to cancel the Goodthrift Fundraiser. Please support
your local thrift stores with your donations.
Epsom Public Library
The musical Les Miserables will be shown at the library on
Wednesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the
same title, the plot takes place in 19th Century France. The leading
character, Jean Valjean, has been hunted for years by the ruthless,
but idealistic, law enforcer, Javert, after Valjean breaks his
parole. (He had been incarcerated and at hard labor for years for
simply stealing a loaf of bread for someone who badly needed it.)
When a factory worker, Fantine, is on her death bed, Valjean agrees
to look after her daughter, Cosette. This decision forever changes
their lives. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway star.
Popcorn and soft drinks will be served.
Thanks to a grant from the NH Humanities Council, the Friends of the
Library are pleased to announce the presentation of “Baked Beans and
Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region” on Friday, May 10, 2013 at
The Epsom Central School’s Artists Reception will be held at the
library on Monday, May 13, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
The exhibit itself, which will be at the library from May 11 – June
22, will feature the art work of many ECS students of all grades.
Art teacher Joann Teune said that all kinds of projects will be on
display. Families and friends of the students are cordially invited
to attend the reception and to stop in to view the students’ work.
The movie Foodfight! (Rated PG) will be shown Wednesday, May 15, at
2:30 p.m. This is an early-release day for ECS. The animated comedy
features the voices of Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady, Eva Longoria, and
Hilary Duff. Join the fun as some of the world’s most recognized
food brands, Twinkie, Charlie the Tuna, etc., take on the devilish
Brand X. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
iPads, Smartphones, and Other Forms Of Torture?
Your children have given you a new device such as a Smartphone, an
iPhone, an iPad, an eBook, etc. Wonderful. Except you don’t know
how to even turn it on! Do not despair! Help is here. A volunteer is
available on Saturday mornings to help you with any problems you are
having with your device. This is by appointment only.
Epsom Central School Staff and Faculty
Kimmy Kiley, Cafeteria
A visitor to the ECS kitchen is hesitant to interrupt Kimmy in her
mid-morning preparation of French toast sticks, but she soon walks
over with a pleasant smile and a hint of cinnamon about her. She has
been working since 6:30 and has helped serve a good breakfast to
over 20 children. Next on the agenda are milk, snacks, or ice cream.
The bulk of food prep, however, is for the four midday lunch
periods, each accommodating two grades.
Kimmy, along with Rita Kiley (Kimmy’s Mom) and Ruth Bachelder, make
up the cafeteria team called “The Gourmet Gals” by the teachers.
Kimmy is proud to tell anyone that her team prepares most of the
food they serve from scratch. Today’s lunch, aside from the toast
sticks will be homemade turkey soup with fruits and vegetables.
Tomorrow, they’ll serve spaghetti pie and the next day ham and
cheesy rice. Healthy yogurt trays and salads are always available,
but not too popular on pizza days, when 440 pizza slices are swiftly
devoured by children and staff alike. On average, over 270 children
are served lunch every day.
Kimmy graduated from Hesser College with a degree in Massage
Therapy, and started at ECS in 2006. She loves children and always
wanted a job where she could see them throughout the day. Kimmy also
loves working with Ruthie and her Mom. She says that, “We are a true
team and get along very well with one another.” With regard to Epsom
children, Kimmy says that, “They are very well behaved, polite, and
respectful.” She lives in Barnstead with her parents, sister, and
nieces. Kimmy’s family is her biggest preoccupation. Throughout
college, she played three sports, four when she could, and stays
active by coaching girls soccer at Bishop Brady. Kimmy also helps
coach the ECS softball team. She loves walking and playing with her
three dogs and riding her motorcycle during nice weather.
Epsom Public Library News
The Epsom Public Library will show the family movie “Foodfight” on
Wednesday, May 15th at 2:30 pm; early release for Epsom Central
School. This animated comedy is rated PG. Popcorn and drinks will be
provided. For more information call 736-9920.
Story Time is on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm and Thursdays at 3:30 pm. and
features stories, songs and crafts. Lego Club is Thursday at 3:30
pm. The library has a great selection of legos. Children are
encouraged to make a lego creation and display it in the library.
Toddler Time is Wednesdays at 10 am. Mrs. Benner would like to thank
everyone who helped make our “Eric Carle” event such a great
success. The children and their families enjoyed stories, a pancake
breakfast and a caterpillar craft.
To my constituents,
I’ve been assigned to the committee working on the casino gambling
bill. We’re taking this issue much more seriously this time because
we’re the last stop. Previously, Governor Lynch opposed gambling so
there was no chance it would pass. Now, both the Senate and the
Governor favor it, so the final decision is up to the House.
The bill, SB152, would license a single, large casino, probably at
Rockingham Park in Salem. The big bucks would come from video slot
machines, but it would also have table games like blackjack.
I oppose the bill as is for several reasons:
• It creates an unconstitutional monopoly by both part 1 article 10
and part 2 article 83 of the NH constitution.
• Having only one casino is simply a bad idea. It will cannibalize
existing hospitality businesses by denying them the ability to
compete on gambling. Monopolies tend to be more expensive and/or
provide poorer quality than competitive businesses. Also, this
might satisfy the gambling urges of those in south-central New
Hampshire, what about everyone else?
• There is some evidence that as much as 60% of the casino’s profits
will come from problem gamblers. I’m all for letting people gamble
if that is what they like, but it is very hard to vote for something
knowing in advance that it will cause many bankruptcies, divorces
and other problems.
• Rather than spending the casino revenue on tax relief, just goes
to those programs that didn’t quite make the cut into the $11B state
I would be very interested in hearing from you on this issue.
Rep. Dan McGuire
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
This week, my committee met to hear SB44, disposal of controlled
drugs by law enforcement, which had been approved as policy and sent
to us for the rule making requirements. Apparently four different
agencies are involved in this program, so it’s no wonder the rules
We also heard a non-germane amendment to SB90, a study committee on
veterans’ preference, which would extend the commission on veterans’
post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. This
commission is nearly finished with its initial report, but since the
sponsor wants to refocus it to develop action plans rather than just
studies, she hopes to continue the commission until the new
definition is passed next year.
We also met to recommend three bills. SB184, exempting conservation
officers from state licensing for EMS, was unanimously approved
since Fish & Game vigorously supports training them as “wilderness
first responders” which is more appropriate for their actual duties.
SB189, combining the plumbing board with the gas fitters, water well
and fuel oil technicians, is an updated version of last year’s
HB517. The subcommittee amendment cleaned up the language a bit, but
essentially kept the agreement reached by the professional groups
and the state Fire Marshal’s office. Two members objected because
this decreased the amount of on the job training time required for a
gas fitter’s license, but they were confusing the time needed to
gain troubleshooting expertise with the minimum needed to start
working alone. Safety in basic gas installations is not that
SB116, combining the natural gas and propane licenses, had been
incorporated into SB189. The committee voted to retain SB116 in case
problems appeared in that bill, as happened last year.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than can fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
To Epsom residents:
Our Town Selectman are dividing personal adventures at the town’s
expense by trying to keep taxpayers in the same old style that the
town is being run. Let’s not be afraid modernize our town for
future plan. The proposal for the town to purchase The Pathfinders
Academy, the town will be asked if us taxpayers should purchase this
property for approximately $285,000. The building has approximately
$990,000 value. The area is spacious, lots of growth potential, and
better yet the buildings can earn the town more revenue, ultimately
reducing taxpayers taxes.
The Meetinghouse and Old Town Hall renovations will cost taxpayers
more dollars, that’s not the way I’d like to see use of tax dollars.
The Meetinghouse and Old Town Building Committees should look for
new ways to generate dollars for these buildings without using our
tax dollars. Try Fund One site, your mission could be self funded.
I would support the purchase of the Pathfinders property across from
the police station. I would support funding for maintenance of
buildings, however not renovating.
Epsom taxpayers and residents keep your eyes and hears opened, we
have been blinded by proposals many times. Don’t let the wool be
pulled over your eyes again.
Hello Golfers And Friends!
Epsom Youth Athletic Association 2nd Annual Golf Tournament!
Time to register your team and/or sponsor a hole in the 2013 Golf
Tournament Date is - Sunday, June9th at the Loudon Country Club
Rain or Shine, 8AM Tee-Off/Shot Gun Start,
Lunch/Prizes/Awards, Registration Fee for a Team is $300, Single
Registration - $80 per person, Hole Sponsorship - $150. Please send
in hole sponsorship forms no later than - May 18th. Please send in
your team registration forms no later than - May 25th. You can find
the forms on our website:
all forms to EYAA PO Box 387, Epsom, NH 03234 - Attention - Jenn
For more information contact Jenn Prusia –