Tour The Epsom Forest
The Town of Epsom Conservation Commission invites you to tour the
Epsom Town Forest and help with trail maintenance on June 29th at 10
am. We will clean up branches and winter falls so bring tools,
loppers, saws, and throwing stick arms. We will hike the New Mill
Pond Trail, travel along Blake’s Brook and an old cart path. There
are many points of interest including a water sluice that leads to
an old mill foundation, a beautiful mill pond that is now managed by
beaver. This area is naturally beautiful as well as having the
reminders of an 18th century farmstead which is now forest.
Stonewalls, the mill pond, wells, cemetery and foundations are some
of the evidence of the once vital farm.
The new trail is for passive use such as hiking and snowshoeing.
Have you hiked Neville Peak? It is a must. Those interested could
extend their hike to the peak where blueberries will be ripening
We hope you will join us on June 24th. We will meet
on Tarlton Road at the parking area for the town forest at 10 am. We
will hike the new trail and view some sites. Bring your lunch if you
plan to go to Neville Peak. For directions and to RSVP please
contact the Epsom Conservation Commission at
or 736-9744 eves.
Town Of Epsom Swimming Lessons
The Town of Epsom sponsors American Red Cross Swimming Lessons to
all Epsom Children ages 5 and older. Please join us weekdays at
Northwood Beach, July 15th through July 26th daily. Registration
will be from 8:00 - 9:00 am on July 15th followed by 2 hours of swim
testing, which will allow children to be placed in classes according
to their skill level. On succeeding days children will be enrolled
in daily ½ hour lessons, scheduled between 9:00 and 11:00. Children
should come prepared to swim. Hair pulled back from faces, plenty of
sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the weather. There is a $5.00
Red Cross registration fee for each child. Children will learn
swimming and safety skills.
Epsom has had a successful swimming program for many
years thanks to the dedicated teachers, aides and families who know
how important it is to teach children how to swim and about water
safety. We hope to see you at the beach. If you need more
information please contact Alison Parodi at
or Sonia Noyes at
Loudon Food Pantry News
Our Spring Raffle is going great this year and we hope it will
continue. As of June 13th, we had sold $136.00 worth of tickets.
This means that right now the winner would receive $68.00. The
raffle ends June 30th, so we’ll let you know who won in next month’s
Drop in at the pantry (30 Chichester Rd., Loudon) Monday through
Thursday or get our order form online at
Macy’s Shop For A Cause
Macy’s will partner with Loudon Food Pantry to invite customers to
participate in Macy’s eighth annual national “Shop For A Cause”
charity shopping event on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase
shopping passes from Loudon Food Pantry now. Macy’s “Shop For A
Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support
local charities’ fundraising efforts, which has helped raised more
than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006.
Macy’s has provided us with shopping passes to sell for $5 each.
Loudon Food Pantry will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it
sells. The more we sell, the more money it will raise!
So please drop by the pantry (30 Chichester Rd., Loudon NH) to
purchase your “Shop For A Cause” pass today. How can you not want
to! It’s a win-win!
Fairs And Old Home Days
Loudon Food Pantry will have booths at Canterbury Fair (July 27th)
and Loudon Old Home Day (August 10th). We will have informational
materials available and will be selling products that will benefit
the pantry. We will also have Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” shopping
passes available. Food collection boxes and money donation boxes
will be there as well.
We hope to see you there!
A Note To Local Farms
It is that time of the year again! If you have any spare or
unsaleable produce, please keep us in mind. Our patrons love fresh
produce (and it is healthier than canned). Call us at
(603) 724-9731. We appreciate any help you can give!
As previously printed, Loudon Food Pantry has changed our
qualification system. The new qualification system requires
households to either prove they receive a qualifying service or
prove their income. This has allowed us to identify households who
should not be receiving assistance, which enables us to save our
resources for those who are in need.
We asked for it and finally got it! Forget already? I’ll give you a
hint. Pot holes, etc.! Need I say more?
Seeing is believing, so take a swing down Goboro Road between
06/10/13 and 06/21/13 and you will witness professional activity not
seen by me for the last 35 years.
This refurbishing is being directed and controlled by none other
than Mr. Gordon Ellis, the road agent. For a fact, I see him
arriving on the job between 5:45 am and 6 am. I’ll bet his wife
doesn’t appreciate that early coffee time.
Anyway, Gordon, one hell of a job, thank you.
William ( Jim ) Breagy
Vacation Bible School
Seeds Of Faith
The Merrimack Valley Church, located ½ mile north of the Epsom
traffic circle, will be having Vacation Bible School the week of
August 12-16, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm each day. The Vacation
Bible School is free to those children age 3 - 13 who would like to
participate. However, space is limited and families are encouraged
to register by July 9th.
To register or if you have any question, please contact Jennifer
Smith at 435-5556.
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse
Association Offers Reducing Falls Through Thoughtful Decisions
Presentation In Epsom
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free
presentation “Easy Does It: Reducing Falls Through Thoughtful
Decisions” on Thursday, July 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Epsom
Public Library, 1606 Dover Road in Epsom.
Falls can be a life-changing event that limits independence. Falls
can happen anytime and anyplace and for most adults falls occur in
their homes doing every day activities. Find out how to reduce your
risk of falling through thoughtful decision-making and simple
exercises to increase strength, balance, coordination, and
For more information, call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext.
New Hampshire Students Named To President’s List At
Southern New Hampshire University
The following students from New Hampshire have been named to the
President’s List for the Spring 2013 semester at Southern New
Hampshire University in Manchester. To be eligible for this honor,
a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.5 -4.0.
Alyssa Douglas, BA Psychology; Beth Garcia, BA Elementary Education;
James Kilian, BA Game Design and Development; Christina McGuigan,
BS Accounting/Finance; Tammy Michael, BS Accounting/Finance; Dennis
O’Brien, BS Business Studies/Computer IT; Lisa Smith, BS Business
Studies/Org. Leadership; Bryce Yeaton, BS Business Administration
Alyssa Borowy, BA History
Sarah Carson, BA Creative Writing/English; Jacinta Guerreiro-Crocker,
BA Law and Politics
Melissa Goodwin, BS Business Administration; Nikki Grunst, BS
Justice Studies; Tanner Van Nest, BA History and Social Studies
Marc Racine, son of Mark and Claire Racine, of Epsom and Alexa
Davis, daughter of Colleen McCready of Gilmanton and Rick Davis of
Epsom are pleased to announce their engagement. A June 2014 wedding
is being planned.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
This week I supported the committee of conference on HB599, creating
a single liquor commissioner, which I had cosponsored. The Senate
version included clauses that were taken from the Governor’s and
House versions of the budget, including a transition plan that will
save the state a nice bit of money – but they also deleted the
crucial word “experience.” So we met, they explained their changes,
we explained our concern, and we all agreed to accept the Senate
version with “experience” restored. I expect both bodies to approve
Three other of my bills have become law already this year, and five
more have passed both houses and are on their way to the Governor.
HB267, on the Board of Accountancy, simply updates the “public
accountant” on the board to the current term, (CPA), and more
narrowly defines their rulemaking authority. HB376, eliminating the
year of experience before barbers or cosmetologists can open their
own shop, and SB93, correcting the reference to a plumbers’
organization, have been signed by the Governor.
SB197, which is going to the Governor, allows water and sewer
districts to have separate budgets, with defaults, rather than being
folded into the town budget. Senator Reagan submitted it on behalf
of Allenstown, since the request came too late for a House bill.
Both Dan and I cosponsored it. Another of Dan’s bills has become law
already: HB181, repealing the Equalization Standards Board and
consolidating its duties with the Assessing Standards Board.
As always, the simpler, uncontroversial bills are the only ones that
have been signed off already; the meatier ones tend to be at the end
of the session or held over by committees.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than can fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Adult Summer Reading Program
Once again this year, the Epsom Public Library will offer a summer
reading program for adults from July 8 through August 21. This
year’s theme is “Groundbreaking Reads.” While we will have on
display books that are considered groundbreaking for their time,
there is no required reading! You may participate simply by reading
any books that you would like to read. If you wish, you may write a
brief review of each book you read for our bulletin board. Also, we
will be having weekly drawings for prizes, so for each book that you
read, fill out a coupon and drop it into the container at the main
desk at the library.
Evening programs include guest speakers: “Spain – a Magical,
Mystical Tour,” by John Chaston; “The Roosevelt Funeral Train,” by
Carl Lindblade; the movie “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson; and
the grand finale, “Wacky Songs That Made Us Laugh,” with Calvin
Knickerbocker. More information on each of those will be
Sign-ups will be held from June 24 through July 6. Sign up today as
we “dig in” to some summer fun at the library.
Frank “Jerry” Sylvester
Mr. Frank G. “Jerry” Sylvester, 63, who made his home in both
Chichester and Epsom, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Epsom
Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Newport, Jerry was the son of Frank and Kathryn (McKay)
Sylvester. He grew up in West Yarmouth on Cape Cod, graduating from
Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, where he was Captain of the
1968 soccer team.
He was an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War and retired from Blue
Jerry loved spending time with family and had a wonderful sense of
humor. He enjoyed classic sports cars, especially Corvettes, and
was an avid sports fan with a special love of fishing.
Jerry is survived by 2 sons, Frank Sylvester of Pittsfield and Erich
Sylvester of Loudon; 3 grandchildren, Adrianna, Melody and Alden; a
sister, Brenda Frekey of Florida; a brother, Robert Dean of
Massachusetts; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased
by a brother James “Jimmy.”
Family and friends may gather to share memories on Friday, June 28th
from 4-6 PM at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook
Valley Hwy in Epsom. Services will begin at 5:45 PM.
Family and friends may sign an on-line guestbook by visiting
Trudy V. Boodro
Trudy V. Boodro, a resident of Epsom, NH died peacefully in her home
at the age of 90, (one day shy of her 91st birthday) with her family
by her side on June 12, 2013.
She was a wonderful mom to her son Martin Mullen of North Attleboro,
MA; daughters Maureen Johnson of Wrentham, MA, Michele Gruhlke of
Epsom, NH, and Dory Warn of Center Barnstead, NH; and her beautiful
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
We loved her very much and we will miss her dearly!
There will be a Memorial Service at St. John’s the Baptist Church in
Suncook, NH on June 28, 2013 at 11:00 am.