Summer Reading Program activities for children continue at the Epsom
Join the fun for a special “Peter Pan” Story Time on Wed. July 31st
at 6:30 pm. Dress as your favorite Peter Pan character. Activities
include stories, songs, crafts and snacks. We will have a visit from
our favorite villain, “Captain Hook!” Reservations are encouraged.
Call the library to sign up for this event at 736-9920.
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 is asking for donations of two crusted
fruit pies for this year’s Old Home Day supper on Sat. August 10th.
If you can donate pies please call Vickie at 736-4707. Your help is
very much appreciated.
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 would like to thank the community for
their support with our recent outreach project that helps the
Infant Layette Program. We were able to donate over 100 onesies,
many items of clothing, blankets, quilts, toiletries and money to
this wonderful project. We enjoyed a wonderful tea. The gifts were
opened by Logan Ann Whiteley and Molly Fellows. Thank you girls for
your help. We also wish to thank the Epsom Public Library for the
use of their community room and our outreach coordinator, Jennifer
Epsom Public Library
The Epsom Public Library will show the film, 42, the story of Jackie
Robinson, on Monday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Summer
Reading Program for Adults.
Robinson broke the color barrier when he became the first black man
to join the major leagues of baseball in 1947. Called up from the
minor leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers, he faced and had to overcome
incredible prejudice, jeering, and taunting, even at times from his
own team mates. According to reviewer Chris Ball of The Plain
Dealer, “this inspiring biopic unsparingly depicts the enormous
racial hostility greeting this future Hall of Famer in 1947.”
Robinson was admitted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, and on
June 4, 1972, the Dodgers retired his uniform number 42.
Soft drinks and popcorn will be served at the movie.
Epsom Old Home Days
August 9, 10, & 11
August 9th: Burying of the Beans, 5:45 PM.
August 10th at 10:00 AM starts off Parade and full
day of festivities. Anyone interested in participating and to
register in our parade or the Antique/Classic Cars, contact Scott
Hahn, 736-9735 or e-mail:
August 11th: 4K Road Race and 2K walk being sponsored
by Northeast Delta Dental. For race info and to register, go online
or coolrunning.com. Duck Race start time 12:00-1:00 PM, tickets,
$5.00 ea. 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 e-mail:
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 Central School Staff and Faculty
Mrs. Heather Kennedy, Spanish & Mathematics Teacher
As a visitor enters Heather’s classroom late in the afternoon, one
is likely to find a few middle school kids chatting amiably with
her. She teaches Spanish to students in Grades 5 through 8, and Math
to Grades 6 and 8.
Heather graduated from UNH with a degree in Hospitality Management,
with a minor in Spanish. She later became highly qualified in both
Spanish and Math. Recruited out of college by Hyatt Hotels, she
worked as a restaurant manager in Texas for several years. She is
entering her ninth year at ECS. Heather works in the Homework Club
and is co-leader for the Unified Arts Team.
Heather enjoys working with her students and loves Math and Spanish.
She feels that children in Grades 6-8 are at the ideal age for
teachers to build relationships with and be a positive influence to
them. She also liked teaching younger kids and watching them grow
each year. She enjoys working at ECS because it’s a small school and
she enjoys close relationships with both students and staff. She
says, “We’re like a family in that we don’t always get along but
we’ll always love one another.” She would like parents to know that,
“The teachers are on their side in the effort to help, support, and
educate the kids, to make them self-sufficient and be, hopefully,
Heather married her husband, Ryan, last summer. They live in
Barrington with their cat, Munchkin. She enjoys reading, watching
the Red Sox, and traveling, particularly to Disney World.
Charles T. Ayers, Sr.
Mr. Charles T. Ayers, Sr., 59, of Goboro Road, died Tuesday, July
16, 2013 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester after a lengthy
Born on August 21, 1953 in Hardwick, VT, Charles’ parents were the
late Maurice and Lucille (Brown) Taylor. He was a tractor trailer
owner / operator and had driven for Structures Unlimited for 26
years. He loved riding his Harley, fishing, reading and watching
Westerns, and spending time with all his grandchildren.
Family members include his best friend, Darlene St. Laurent of
Epsom; 4 children, Kristin Ayers of Epsom, Charles Ayers, Jr. of
Allenstown, Danielle St. Laurent of Chichester, and Dina St. Laurent
of Webster; 6 grandchildren; 3 siblings, Ruthe Gobin and her husband
Gary, William Ayers, and Edward Scribner; and nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial
Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Hwy. in Epsom on Saturday from 2-4 PM. A
special time of remembrance is scheduled for 3:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922.
Family and friends may sign an on-line guestbook by visiting