On Wednesday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. the Epsom Public Library invites
you to take a tour of Spain. John Chaston, Associate Professor of
Spanish at UNH will present “Spain – A Magical, Mystical Tour”.
Professor Chaston currently teaches linguistics and culture and is
the director of the UNH Study Abroad to Granada and Spain program.
He has lived for a significant time in Spain, including four
semesters as resident director of the semester-long UNH/Granada
Reminder: The summer concerts begin Friday, July 12th, at 7:00 p.m.
at Webster Park in Epsom. This is a great opportunity for families
to bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy an
“old-fashioned concert in the park!” Webster Park is located on
Route 28 two miles south of the Epsom Traffic Circle. It has a
playground for children and plenty of parking.
Another concert is scheduled for July 19th. If either concert is
canceled due to inclement weather, the rain date is July 26th. You
may call Bruce or Penny at 736-9044 for more information. Remember,
mark your calendars, invite others, and join us at the park!
The Epsom Public Library is pleased to offer art classes for
children as part of the Summer Reading Program taught by Kerry
Harman an instructor at the Currier Gallery of Art. On Monday, July
15th at 1 pm “Explore the Ancient World.” Paint as the ancient
Greeks, Romans and Egyptians did using egg tempera on plaster to
create your own fresco. On Monday, July 22nd at 1pm the class will
build and decorate an “Egyptian Canopic Jar” from clay and on
Monday, July 29th at 1pm “Dig into Dinosaurs” as we use dinosaurs as
inspiration to create skeleton creations. Please bring an old shirt
or smock. Sign up for the classes is required as seating is limited.
Materials fee is $8.00 for each class. Call the library at 736-9920
Upcoming summer events for teens at the Epsom Public Library include
the movie “Jack the Giant Slayer” rated PG-13 on Monday, July 22nd
at 6:30 pm.
Snacks and drinks will be provided. On Friday, July 26th at 6 pm we
will show “The Hobbit” rated PG-13. Join us for the movie including
pizza and drinks. Reservations are required for this movie and can
be made by calling the library at 736-9920.
Local Residents Graduate From Stonehill College
The following local residents graduated from Stonehill College.
Stephanie Allen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Jessey Campbell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Local Concord Area Fitness Center Missing Clients As Contest Ends
Epsom, NH Based Get Fit NH Watches The Equivalent Of 5 People
Disappear As Clients Lose 679.2 Pounds In 7 Weeks
Get Fit NH, recently voted the Best Gym in Concord for the fourth
year in a row, just finished their annual “Sizzlin’ Summer Slimdown”
body transformation contest, and the result was their clients losing
679.2 pounds – the equivalent of five people’s body weight.
Congratulations to Lori, Sue, Carol, Andrea and Colleen of Team
Buttercups (as in “Suck It Up Buttercup”) for being the winners of
the 2013 Sizzlin’ Summer Slimdown. These ladies formed a team and
over 7 weeks carved off 51 pounds. Lori, who lost 8.75% body weight
said it was tough but worth it. “I had the support of Team Buttercup
and the Get Fit NH coaches. The weekly habits I learned will help me
to keep the weight off.”
“If it was easy to lose weight we wouldn’t be in the middle of a
growing obesity crisis in this country.” Nancy Carlson, head coach
of Get Fit NH Epsom says. “Seeing each of our training classes
support each other as we learned new habits designed to get and keep
the weight off was incredible. Having that network of support makes
it easier to keep going when discouragement or complacency sets in.
Our clients are amazing.”
Get Fit NH upped the incentive further this year with a prize
package that included custom training gear, massages from Peace and
Balance Body Therapies, a gift basket from Baked Downtown Café and
Bakery, gifts from Nike and Hood Dairy. Get Fit NH also provided the
winners a gift certificate to shop at the Concord Coop.
To learn more about how Get Fit NH can help you
achieve these kind of results, please email Nancy at
[email protected] or give
her a call at (603) 344-2651 for a free 2-week trial to her
Epsom/Concord training facilities to experience the best personal
training in NH, please visit
Epsom Old Home Days
We have a full weekend of activities scheduled for August 9, 10, and
11th. Come out and show your town spirit and enjoy the festivities.
• August 9th - traditional burying of the beans at
5:45 pm. Anyone interested in participating and/or to register for
our parade on August 10th, contact Scott Hahn at 736-9735 or George
Perry at 736-8802. For the Antique/Classic Cars, contact Scot Hahn
736-9735 or email
• August 11th - 4K road race and 2K walk being
sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental. For race info and to register
go online to:
or coolrunning.com. Duck Race starting time is 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00, available during Old
Home Day weekend. For details of the weekend events go to
To submit a Citizen of the Year, entries must be
received no later than July 31st. Please email to
and or to be a general sponsor please make funds payable to Friends
of Webster Park. Send all mailings to Georgia Perry, 190 North Rd.,
Epsom, NH 03234.
Epsom Community News
Chairman, Friends of Epsom’s Historic Meeting House Committee
I would like to thank everyone who was involved with Epsom’s
Historic Meeting House project for your encouragement and support.
You have given your time and talents to successfully preserve one of
Epsom’s most valuable historic landmarks.
Through the years you have donated hundreds of hours going to
meetings, applying for grants and working on the building and the
grounds. There have been times of disappointment and discouragement
because we had not been able to move along as fast as we had hoped
to, but we kept the dream alive until our charter ended. Now we have
to pass the project over to the Select Board to be completed.
I would also like to thank the group of individuals who took over
the work. They spent many hours over the last few months studying
the needs of the town office, and developing a plan that will
provide adequate office space for years to come.
The group will be presenting its proposal to the Board of Selectmen
on July 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend this
meeting and see how we can develop the Meeting House into our New
Town Office Building. Thanks to all.
Local Students Receive Degrees From Plymouth State University
The following students were awarded degrees from Plymouth State
University at their 142nd Commencement ceremony May 18, 2013:
Daniel Todd of Epsom, NH, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Graeme Crowther of Epsom, NH, Master of Education in Educational
Adam Gray of Chichester, NH, Bachelor of Science in Exercise and
Sheldon Vogt of Pittsfield, NH, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Plymouth State University is a regional comprehensive university
offering a rich, student-focused learning environment with an
enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate and approximately
3,000 graduate students.