Summer Reading Program activities for children continue at the Epsom
On Tuesday, August 6th at 12:30 pm we will have a “Teddy Bear
Picnic.” Bring your favorite teddy, a blanket, and sandwich and
enjoy “Bear” stories, songs and fun! Desserts and drinks will be
provided. If you wish to contribute a dessert or drinks call Mrs.
Benner. Reservations are required for this event. Sign up at the
circulation desk beginning July 24th or call the library at
On Friday, August 2nd at 6:30 pm, Teen Movie “The Host” based on the
Stephanie Meyer book. This alien flick is rated PG-13. Popcorn and
drinks will be provided. For more info about any of these programs
call the library.
Don’t miss out! The Epsom Town Band summer concert season is halfway
over! Plan to attend the next concert on Friday, August 2nd, at 7:00
p.m. at Webster Park. Mark your calendar and invite your friends,
neighbors, and family to enjoy a relaxing evening of music in the
The final concert of the season will be on Old Home Day, August
10th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The rain date for either of the
concerts will be Friday, August 16th. For more information, please
We need you to join the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of
Epsom/Chichester. If you are related to a Veteran and want to help,
then join us. We meet at the Elwood O. Wells, American Legion Post
112, Short Falls Road, Epsom, NH 03234. For questions and/or more
information call Jane at (603) 435-8770.
Epsom Central School
Bus Routes 2013-2014
School Board Approved 7/16/13
**Students should arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before
the bus is scheduled to arrive.
7:42 am – Route 4 Westbound; stop on Old Dover Rd.
7:45 am – Route 4 Eastbound from Cumberland Farms to Old Dover Rd.
8:00 am – Epsom/Deerfield town line
8:02 am – Griffin Rd. (Stops)
8:05 am – Center Hill Rd (Stops); c/o Mountain Rd.
8:10 am – Left onto Route 4 West (stops)
8:13 am – c/o Ridgewood Circle
8:15 am – Left onto Black Hall Rd (All Stops on Black Hall only)
*Note: Cutter’s Devp. Stops on Pink Bus
8:20 am – Right onto Water St.
Arrive at school, unload
*PM line-up: 5th bus in line.
**PM run: Stops on Black Hall, Route 4 East up to Center Hill,
Center Hill Route 4 (East and West bound; includes Ridgewood Circle)
(Route begins on Route 4 West after Bickfords)
7:57 am – Route 4 West (stops); Ridgewood still on Red Bus
8:05 am – Stops Route 28 N
8:08 am – Right onto Depot Rd. which changes to Goboro Rd.
8:09 am – Stops on Goboro Rd.
8:12 am – Oakridge Dr.
8:13 am – Carriage Hill
8:15 am – Colonial Dr.
8:17 am – Highland Ave.
8:19 am – Circle Daycare/Sherburne Rd.
8:21 am – Stop on Route 4 immediately after going through light
Travel Route 4 to Black Hall to school
8:25 am – Arrive at school
*PM line-up: 7th bus in line
PM run: same as am: Route 28 N, Depot Rd. to Goboro Rd. stops ending
at Route 4 lights.
7:43 am – Route 107 (Stops)
7:47 am – Left onto Route 4 East (Stops)
7:50 am – Turn around at Sign Shop/mini mall; continue stops on
Route 4 (westbound)
7:53 am – Right onto Lords Mill Rd (Stops); left onto Route 4
8:00 am – Left onto Black Hall Rd.
8:03 am – Left onto Towle Pasture; travel up to Woodland
8:04 am – Stop at Towle Pasture and Woodland Dr.; turn around,
travel back down
8:06 am – Stop at Towle Pasture and Leighton Brook; right onto
Leighton Brook, left onto Old Town Rd
8:10 am – Stop at Deer Lane and Old Town Rd; travel back down
8:12 am – Stop at Old Town Rd and Colby Rd
8:14 am – Stop at intersection of Old Town and Leighton
8:16 am – Left onto Leighton Brook, right onto Prospect St.
8:17 am – Stop at Easy St.
8:18 am – Travel back to Black Hall, left onto Black Hall to school
8:20 am – Arrive at school; unload on Water St. by gym
*PM: 2nd in line
**PM Route: Cutters Devp./Route 4 East after Route 107/Lords
Mill/Route 107 S
7:40 am – Elkins Rd at Whitetail Dr.
7:42 am – Route 28 South at Lane Rd. (1 Stop); continue Route 28 S
7:46 am – Right onto Drolet Rd. (Stops); turn around at Martin; back
to Route 28 S
7:55 AM – Right onto North Pembroke Rd. (Stops); left onto Lena Lane
7:57 am – Lena Lane at Spring St. (Stop) turn around, back to North
Pembroke (Stops); travel back to Route 28 S, straight across
8:05 am – Buck St. Extension (1 stop); continue Route 28 (Stops,
headed towards circle)
8:14 am – Right onto Short Falls Rd.; left onto Black Hall Rd.
8:20 am – Arrive at school, unload on Water St. by gym
*PM: 4th in line
**PM Run: same as am
7:30 am – Route 28 N at Granny Howe Rd. (only stop on Route 28 N)
7:32 am – Travel through Epsom Circle to Route 4 West
7:35 am – Route 4 West; Stops to town line
7:39 am – Epsom Circle to Route 28 S, left onto Short Falls; travel
New Rye Rd., left onto Swamp Rd.
7:52 am – Sanborn Hill Rd. (Stops)
7:57 am – Mt. Delight Rd. (Stops)
8:03 am – Dow Rd. (Group Stop); turn around at Dow, head back
towards New Rye
8:10 am – Swamp Rd. (Stops); travel back out to New Rye, to Short
Falls to Black Hall; left onto Water St.
8:20 am – Arrive at school, unload.
*PM: 6th in line
**PM run: Swamp/Mountain Rd/Mt Delight/Route 4 West
7:43 am – New Rye at Howard’s Lane; Continue up New Rye Rd.; turn
around at Church (or Wing Rd); travel back down
7:45 am – New Rye Rd. (Stops headed down hill)
7:50 am – Left on River Rd. (Stops)
8:00 am – Left onto Short Falls Rd. (Stops)
8:02 am – Right onto Route 28 (Stops on right side only)
8:03 am – Colby Brook Estates trailer park (group stop); Windymere
8:05 am – Right onto Route 28 (South); stops before Elkins Rd.; turn
around at Elkins; travel to Epsom Circle
8:10 am – Route 4 East stops to Black Hall Rd.; right onto Black
Hall (no stops; see Red Bus)
8:20 am – Arrive at school; unload on Water St. by gym
*PM: 3rd in line
**PM run: New Rye, River Rd, Short Falls, Route 28 S, stops right
side only, (headed towards Circle) Colby Brook, Windymere, Route 28
S, right side before Elkins Rd., Route 4 East stops from Circle to
Black Hall Rd.
7:45 am – North Rd (stops)
7:45 am – Christmas Tree Trailer Pk
7:47 am – Samuel Drive
7:52 am – Chestnut Pond Rd (Stop)
7:56 am – Barton Rd (Stop); left onto Webster Mill
8:00 am – Locke Hill Rd (Stop)
8:05 am – Left onto New Orchard Rd (Stops)
8:08 am – Locke Hill Rd (Stop); continue New Orchard (stops)
8:12 am – Range Rd (Stop); travel to bottom of New Orchard Rd
(Stops); right onto Route 4, left onto Black Hall
8:25 am – Arrive at school; unload on Water St.
*PM: loads on Water St.; 1st in line
**PM: Run same as am
**Note: Parents must pick up students in front of the school on
Black Hall, no vehicles are allowed in the bus loading zone on Water
St. until all buses have left.
Epsom Public Library News
As part of the Epsom Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program,
Carl Lindblade, an Affiliate Professor at UNH, will speak on “The
Roosevelt Funeral Train” at the library on Wednesday, August 7, at
The Roosevelt Funeral Train, carrying the body of the just-deceased
president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, took four days in April 1945,
to travel from FDR’s vacation spot in Warm Springs, Georgia, to Hyde
Park, New York where he was to be buried.
The journey of FDR’s funeral train was a thousand-mile odyssey, and
tens of thousands of Americans waited by the side of the train
tracks to pay their respects to Roosevelt (whose body lay in a
flag-draped casket visible through the windows of the funeral
train’s rear Pullman). The train carried pretty much the entire U.S.
government aboard, including one dead president and one live one,
both of their families, the Cabinet and the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
the diplomatic corps, leaders of both houses of Congress, and the
nine Justices of the Supreme Court.
Plus, the journey was fraught with heartbreak and scandal. As the
train passed through the night, few of the grieving onlookers knew
what was happening behind the Pullman shades, where women whispered
and men tossed back highballs. Inside was a Soviet spy, a newly
widowed Eleanor Roosevelt, who had just discovered that her
husband’s mistress was in the room with him when he died and the
incoming President Harry S. Truman who was scrambling to learn
atomic secrets FDR had never shared with him. (Courtesy of Dover, NH
website) These many deceptions and betrayals will all be explained
and uncovered by Mr. Lindblade.
Thank you Steve, Christie and Tom for taking such good care of the
vacant lot located on the corner of Route 4 and Black Hall Rd. in
For some time this vacant lot was overgrown with weeds and littered
with trash. For the past several summers, thanks to the above, the
lot has taken on the appearance of a well manicured park.
Epsom Central School Staff And Faculty
Kathleen Lombardi, Title I Teacher
Kathy, a friendly, soft-spoken person, is a Title I Teacher who
offers remedial reading to students. Most of her day is spent
teaching reading groups in the classroom. She also works
individually with some students. Having completed assessments on
students in grades K-5, Kathy is now working with 15 students,
helping them approach the mainstream in reading skills. Title I
Teachers use various programs, depending on the need.
Kathy has a BS in Elementary Education from Keene State College, and
is certified in the Reading Recovery Program. She has been working
in education for about 30 years, having taught in Chichester and
Allenstown, and is now in her 11th year at ECS. She has also taught
Kindergarten and Third grade. She loves making connections with the
kids. Kathy says that she really gets to know the children well, as
she works with some of them one-on-one. She likes to see their
confidence grow as their reading skills improve. She says, “ECS is a
great place to work. Everyone is very supportive and it feels like a
family. They’re there for you.” She would ask parents to help their
children build background knowledge by reading to and with them,
taking them places, and letting them see their parents reading too.
Kathy has four grown children and two grandchildren. Her eldest
daughter is about to present her with her third grandchild. Kathy
lives in Pittsfield with her son and daughter and has a cat, Lily.
She volunteers extensively for the Red Cross, the Concord
Contemporary Club, and her church, and works as an usher at the
Capital Center for the Arts. When she does have a minute for
herself, she loves to spend time with family and friends as well as
Epsom Old Home Days
August 9, 10, & 11 2013
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 are
$5.00 ea. or 5 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 by 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.