Evergreen Lodge #53, Ivy Green Lodge #36 and friends are offering
digital photos with Santa on Saturday, December 5th at the
Epsom Public Library from 10:30 am to 1 pm. There will be crafts for
the children, cookie decorating, refreshments and a Christmas tree
raffle. 100% of proceeds go to local Holiday Outreach. Plan to
join the fun and help with local holiday outreach!
For info call the Benner’s at 736-4707.
Everyone is invited to attend the annual
Holiday Social of the Epsom Historical Association on Sunday,
December 6th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Epsom Public Library.
Updated information about recent publications and membership will be
available. There will be a raffle drawing, music, and refreshments.
For more information, please call 736-4477.
Santa’s Workshop is coming to the Epsom
Central School on Saturday, December 12 from noon to 4. We will have
our great theme raffle baskets (including an awesome surprise one
donated by the PTO), the lottery tree raffle, free crafts for the
kids to make and take, local artisans and chefs offering inexpensive
gift items for children (and adults) to buy for their friends and
family, Christmas and holiday music, cookie decorating, and lunch
and drinks to purchase (hot dogs, chips, chili, hot cocoa bar,
coffee). Admission is one canned good (no glass or perishables) per
person which will be donated to the Epsom Food Pantry. There is a
need for tuna and canned meat, but all donations are welcome and
If you are a crafter or cook we are
offering a limited number of vendor tables. Each spot is only $5 and
you keep all the profits. Please call Susan Pagano at 603-229-2510
if you’d like to reserve a table.
School To Host Scholastic Book Fair Event December 8th To
What: The Epsom Central School PTO will
host a Scholastic Book Fair from 12/8/15 to 12/11/15 during school
hours. Funds raised will help purchase books for classrooms, the
library, and students. Families, faculty, and the community are
invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children
to become lifelong readers.
The Book Fair will feature a special
Family Event during Santa’s Workshop on Saturday, December 12with
crafts, raffles, and other great activities for kids and families.
This is from noon to 4.
When: The Book Fair will be open daily
from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, 12/8 to 12/12.
Where: Epsom Central School, 282 Black
More: The Book Fair offers specially
priced books and educational products, including popular series,
award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other
great reads from more than 100 publishers.
Book Fair customers may help the school
build classroom libraries by purchasing books through the Classroom
Wish List program. In addition, the Book Fair will feature the All
for Books™ program, where kids can share the thrill of reading by
donating loose change to purchase books from the Book Fair for help
fellow classmates enjoy a special book they otherwise wouldn’t..
Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to one
million books, which go to national non-profit organizations
dedicated to helping families in need, such as the Kids in
Distressed Situations and Kids In Need Foundation.
Please contact Susan Pagano, bookfair chairperson, at
[email protected] with any
questions or comments. Thank you!
Epsom – Mr. Eli “Bill”
Newell (SSgt, US Army, Retired), 80, of New Orchard Road, died
Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Born in Brentwood on April 25, 1935, Bill was the son of Albert and
Leone (Herrick) Newell. After 22 years of service and duty during
both the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam war, he retired from
the US Army as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the
Maple-Wheadon VFW Post # 4479 of Raymond.
After his discharge as a master
electrician, Mr. Newell worked for several companies, including Cote
Electric, LeBlanc Electric, and Longchamps.
Bill is survived by 3 children, Timothy
Newell of East Hampstead, April Young of Port Wentworth, GA, and
Curtis Newell of Litchfield; 4 grandchildren; his sister, Irene
Mandigo of Deerfield; brother, Royal Newell of Montana; and nieces
He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Albert
Graveside services with military honors
were held Wednesday, November 25th at the New Pine Grove Cemetery in
Petit Funeral Home is assisting with
arrangements and offers an on-line guestbook at
Olive Ames Edmunds
Epsom - Mrs. Olive Ames Edmunds passed away at Epsom Health Care
Center on November 19, 2015 at the age of 103. Born in Laconia
in 1912, she lived in Pittsfield and Rochester until her marriage to
E. Scott Edmunds in 1938. They lived 60 years in the home they
built in Chichester.
Olive graduated from Pittsfield High School and Keene State College
and began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse. She
also taught school in Loudon and at Rundlett Junior High in Concord.
Olive was instrumental in organizing a hot lunch program for the
four one-room schoolhouses in Chichester. She was chairperson
of the Chichester school board when the Chichester Central School
was built, served on the town’s Planning Board, Trustee of the Trust
Funds, was active in the Ladies Benevolent Society of the
Congregational Church, and was a member of the Chichester Grange for
over 70 years.
She and Scott spent many years and miles camping in their trailer,
driving across the U.S. and Canada. They also toured Europe
since, as she said, “Both of our daughters have been there. I guess
we should see it, too.”
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Scott Edmunds; her parents, Ida and Thurlow Ames; her brother,
Irving Ames; sister, Esther Marsh; and grandson, Matthew Sawyer.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Linda Sawyer
and Bob of Epsom; Eileen Owen and John of Winthrop, WA; grandson,
Jason Sawyer and Melissa of Somerville, MA; great grandson, Matthew;
and niece, Marjorie Carpenter of Concord; as well as grand
nieces and nephews; and former students who remember her fondly.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Edmunds-Stanyan
Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Chichester
Town Library. The family thanks the staff at Epsom Health Care
Center for their thoughtful care of Olive.
Tom Petit of the Still Oaks Funeral &
Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements and offers an on-line
guestbook at stilloaks.com.
Matthew McWain Hodgins Jr.
Matthew McWain Hodgins Jr., 48, of Black Hall Road, died October 8th
at the Concord Hospice House following a courageous battle
He was born in Concord the son of US Navy Cmdr. Matthew M Hodgins
Sr. and Marcia J (Stockman) Hodgins. He grew up in Pittsfield
and was a graduate of Pittsfield Middle High School in 1985 and
Keene State College in 1989. He also was a graduate of the Divers
Academy of the Eastern Seaboard and also the NH Police Training
Council and worked as a NH State Corrections Officer. He was an
accomplished under water gold miner. He was employed as a commercial
diver and lastly by the Exel Co. in Bow as an inventory control
He is survived by his mother, Marcia
Stockman of Epsom, a brother, Andrew Hodgins of Kingfield, ME, a
sister, Victoria Best and her husband David of Rochester, NH, a
niece, Penelope Hodgins, a nephew, Simon Best, three aunts, Carol
Bartlett, Sara Laro, and Ardra Cate, several cousins and a great
uncle, Brian Hatch and wife Elaine of Canterbury. He was predeceased
by his father and his sister-in-law (Andrew’s wife) Samantha Wright.
There are no visiting hours. A Memorial
Burial at Sea will be scheduled at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to: CRVNA
Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord, NH 03301 or to
Maine Mountain Children’s House, PO Box 193 Kingfield, ME. 04947.
The Waters Funeral Home – Perkins &
Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements. To sign an on
line guest book, log on to