Epsom Public Library Youth Events: Family
Movies: Inside Out: Wednesday, December 23rd 2:30 pm; Minions:
Monday, December 28th 6:30 pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided!
Children’s Dog Safety Class: Tuesday,
December 29th 3:30 pm. The class is for children in grades K-5 and
Anne Taylor, Pittsfield Animal Control Officer will be the
instructor. Sign up is required and children will receive a
certificate of completion. Sign up at the library or call Mrs.
Benner at 736-9920 for more information.
Well, Santa will be here before you know it. This is a busy
time at the Pantry. We try and have little extras on hand for the
families. Liz is constantly on the lookout at the grocery stores. It
is an amazing trip, believe me, as she shops for the Pantry along
with her coupon satchel. Those checkout gals are amazing as they try
and deal with all the coupons.
And then our Ken. He is just awesome with
his running of our Pantry And the mileage he puts on his truck
picking up food with Armand and delivering to those in need with no
And I cannot end with my praises without
the fabulous job our treasurer does. Cheryl is a task master to this
position and we all tow the mark because, as you know, IRS keeps an
eagle eye on nonprofit organizations. We save every slip and we
document every transaction we do. But we love doing it.
Now, we do need jelly or jams. and some
hash would be helpful. At this time of year anything you send us
will be gratefully received. Candy would be neat too, to pass out to
the parents to put in stockings. Thank you to one and all who either
send us money, place food in our boxes around town, and the family
that keep our eggs and milk in the fridge.
Until next time,
2016 Officers Of Central NH Chapter Of Women’s Council Of
The Central NH Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS installed
their 2016 Officers at their annual luncheon held on December 4,
2015 at the Puritan Back Room in Manchester, NH. The 2016
Slate of Officers are:
President: Terry Riel-Century 21 Thompson Real Estate of Epsom
Vice President: Sarah Kelley Ford-Coldwell Banker RB of Alton
Bay & Wolfeboro
Secretary: Denise Rogers-Bank of New Hampshire
Treasurer: Carol Zink-Mailloux-Waterstone
Mortgage VP, Membership: Cherylann Arvanitis-Century 21 Thompson
Real Estate of Epsom
Women’s Council of REALTORS® is a nationwide community of 11,000
real estate professionals in 250 chapters who include many of the
best and brightest in the business. The Central NH Chapter was
established in 2001 to be the local source of education and business
tools focused on the needs of women REALTOR® entrepreneurs at all
stages of development. WCR is an affiliate of the National
Association of REALTORS® and is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For
more information on WCR, please visit WCR.org. For more information
on the Central NH Chapter please visit
Letter To The Editor
With all due respect to Cheryl Dean, she
does finally concede my point in a round about way. To this day,
Lilly Ledbetter is poorer because of gender
pay/bonus/retirement/benefit discrimination even with the 1963 FAIR
PAY ACT having been in place for over half a century. Millions of
other women (and their families) especially those who were in retail
and service industries feel the effects of gender-based compensation
inequities and will for decades to come.
The Ledbetter case became an issue in the 2008 Presidential race
because (then) Senator Obama had supported enacting law to
counter the injustice of this “monumental case” while Senator McCain
opposed its passage. In 2009, a Democratic House and Senate passed
the Ledbetter Act and Democratic President Obama signed it into law.
There are other loopholes still out there.
I will concede a couple points to Cheryl re the airline. Eventually
all employees at my airline were sucked into Wall Street takeover,
junk bond debt, selling assets, legally ‘skimming’ pension funds,
slashing contracted wages, thumbing their noses at labor/management
protocol, dragging company through bankruptcy three times before
finally selling skeleton back to employees. Both sexes suffered in
the end. You just had to be there to see the subtle sexism at the
beginning of the takeover. You had to be there for the months of
strike. For the five year court battle all the way to the US Supreme
Court. For the additional ten years before receiving my final
Muriel Virginia Johnson
Muriel Virginia Johnson, 73, of Epsom, NH,
died suddenly on December 5th, 2015.
She was the beloved wife of Herbert
Johnson; loving mother of Faith Johnson of CT, Dianne Gallant of FL,
and Sheryl McKenna of MA; adored grandmother of 7 and
great-grandmother of 2.
For many years she served as a
compassionate nurses’ aide and found great joy as a childcare
She enjoyed reading, singing, boisterous
laughter - and the occasional slots at Foxwoods.
She was greatly adored and will be