The Epsom Bible Church will be holding a free clothing swap on
Saturday, October 5th, from 9-12 noon at 398 Black Hall Road in
You may bring donated clothing beginning at 8:30 am. All clothes
need to be clean, in good repair, and separated by size and gender.
No rips or stains please. Both adult and children’s clothing are
Call Joanne Randall at 344-8843 for more information or if you are
interested in volunteering.
The Epsom Public Library is pleased to present an evening with
popular children’s author and illustrator, Ellen Stoll Walsh, on
Friday, September 13th at 6 pm. Her much loved books include the
classics “Mouse Count” and “Mouse Paint.” Children and their
families are invited to create a “mouse” inspired craft followed by
a discussion and book signing with our guest author. Copies of her
books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be provided.
Please call the library at 736-9920 to sign up for this event or for
Evergreen Lodge #53 and Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 are sponsoring
another great Dinner/Cabaret Show on Friday, October 11th and
Saturday, October 12th at the American Legion Hall on Short Falls
Road in Epsom. The dinner/show begins at 6 pm and includes
appetizers, turkey, roast beef, salad, vegetables, beverages and
dessert. The show is directed by Elizabeth Lent and features all
local talent. Reservations are required and can be made by calling
Vickie at 736-4707. Plan to join us for a fun night of great food
and entertainment. Proceeds will be used to help bring the historic
Odd Fellows Hall into code compliance!
MUM SALE FUNDRAISER
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders snowmobile club is holding its 2nd
annual Fall Mum Sale fundraiser!
When: Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 (9am-3pm)
Where: EXIT Reward Realty’s field (Corner of Rt. 28 and River Rd.)
We will also be selling fall decorative items like hay bales and
For more information see the club’s Facebook page:
Valley Artisans Artists For The Month Of September
We are highlighting two of our talented artists this month. Each
will be donating an item that they made to our free raffle.
First, Holly Baum is a fiber artist from Henniker who works with a
variety of fabrics and trims to create unique and functional items.
She started sewing as a young girl and has spent many years sewing
clothing, home decor and quilting. Most recently, her focus has
been on creating one-of-a-kind items for women including handbags,
purses, jewelry cases and cosmetic bags. Some of her unique
accessories include beaded flowers (pins and hair decoratives for
both women and babies) and delicate, lacy scarves made from ribbons.
She has a new line of eReader and iPad cases in traditional or
whimsical fabrics. This month she has a seasonal selection of table
runners with apples, pumpkins and harvest themes, plus cozy flannel
quilts for babies.
Jan Hoadley from Epsom is our second artist. Since retiring from
teaching a few years ago, she enjoys weaving reed baskets as a
hobby. Jan’s baskets are both decorative and useful, handcrafted in
a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. They are made from quality
reed, using different techniques many including color.
Our hours are 10 am to 6 pm from Wednesday through Sunday. Our
phone number is 736-8200. We are located at 10 Goboro Rd. Epsom,
N.H. We are right off Route 4/202, near the Epsom traffic circle.
You can also find us on Facebook... See you soon.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
With the summer ending, legislative business has started again. The
Agriculture committee met this week on my HB608, dealing with small
farmers selling uninspected chickens and rabbits to restaurants.
Since the agricultural laws already allow this, the committee has
been dealing with the public health division, whose restaurant rules
forbid buying! Fortunately for chefs who want to prepare fresh,
local meat, (and their suppliers and customers!) the committee has
reached agreement in principle with the public health officials for
limited sales with notification to consumers. It’s more bureaucratic
than I proposed, but it looks as though it will pass the legislature
and be adopted.
I’m working on bills for next year: the filing season is through
September 27. I plan to have many fewer bills than last year, so I
can do justice to them. There’s one on EMT licensing, one on
parents’ responsibility for adult children drinking, one on
handicapped plates for motorcycles, and one on continuing education
for professional engineers: all requested by constituents. If you
have an issue with state laws or rules, please call and talk with me
or Dan. Even if it’s an area we aren’t familiar with, we can help
you find a more experienced sponsor.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than can fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Epsom/Chichester Lions Pot Of Gold Raffle Results
Thanks to the following merchants, the Epsom-Chichester Lions annual
raffle was deemed a big success. The prize winners were delighted
with the results as well. Thanks to the following business owners
who contributed to prizes ranging from $25 to $400: Nature’s Country
Store, Copper House, Suncook Veterinary Clinic, Concord Motor
Sports, Chichester Mobile, Chucksters Golf, K&K Landscaping
Supplies, TD Bank, Care Pharmacy, Camping World, Cars Auto Repair,
Dollar General, Epsom House Of Pizza, Circle Restaurant, Integrity
Hair Studios, Michelle’s Gourmet Popcorn, Cross-Fit Gym, Davis Fuel,
Circle 9 Campground, True Value Hardware, Aquacise at Holiday Inn,
T-Bones-Cactus Jacks, Parker’s Restaurant, Ace Hardware, Murphy’s
Tavern, Carol McGuire’s Tour Of The Statehouse, Land Dimensions,
Weathervane Restaurant, Clark’s Grain Store, D’Tangles, Chichester
Massage, Granite State Motors, Makris Lobster House, Dominic’s
Restaurant, Agway, Jitters Café, Danis Market, Red Roof Inn Pool
Membership, Johnson’s Restaurant, Northwood Diner, and The Fisher
Special thanks to Mr. Raymond at Raymond Brothers and Granite State
Image for support.
The winners were: Andy Bedell, Dave Rogers, Veronica Paris, Terry
Ladebush, Dick Nolin, Janice Underwood, Dick St. Jean, Ken Boynton,
Claudia Williams, The Jakubowskis, Chrissy Schultz, Minabel Bowden,
Brett Greene, Matt Moulton, Tina Tatro, Noreen Falzone, Pam Connor,
Roland Thibeault, Joe Fullen, Carol Pettibone, Diane Hill, Betty
Pease, John Morrison, Stefan Gut, Michael Hoisington, Don Ager, Bill
Peabody, Tammy Cloutier, Tom Levins, Scott Pike, Ed Schuneman, Laura
Desmarias, Barry Sullivan, Gail Morin, John DeFlorio, Lori Gagne,
Bob Berti, Jamie Wrye.
Congratulations to all and thank you for supporting us. We will use
the funds to purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids as well eye
surgery for the needy, support local youth groups, and support Lions
International efforts to eradicate blindness world-wide.