Tuesday evening, April 7 at 7:00 PM, Rebecca Rule will be at the
Epsom Public Library presenting “That Reminds Me of a Story”.
Rebecca has been collecting and telling stories of New Hampshire and
New England for more than 15 years. She tell stories with a strong
dose of good old-fashioned Yankee humor. She loves to laugh and to
get others laughing too. A fun evening to welcome in
spring? Perhaps so!
The Epsom Public Library will show the Family Movie: “Night at the
Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” Wednesday, April 8th at 2:30 pm. The
movie is rated PG and popcorn and drinks will be provided. This is
an early release day for Epsom Central School.
ECS Parents Of Performing Arts Organization To Host Beatle’s Tribute
Band “Studio Two"
The Epsom Central School Parents of Performing Arts Organization is
hosting the Beatle’s Tribute Band “Studio Two” on Friday, May 8th at
the Epsom Central School Gymnasium.
Studio Two is a headlining Beatles band that pays tribute to the
early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era.
Featuring graduates from Berklee College of Music and Beatles
devotees, Studio Two band mates met in a “cellar full of noise” in a
town slightly west of Liverpool (Milford, New Hampshire!) to pay
homage to the greatest rock band of all time. Band members are
experienced musicians of today’s generation dedicated to preserving
the memory and fan culture of The Beatles generation. By recreating
the Fab Four’s music, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two
performs your most favorite hits that will bring people to the dance
floor. Studio Two has performed at numerous large and
small venues, from large open-air festivals to nightclubs,
including: Charles Rosenay’s “Danbury Field’s Forever: Fab 4 Music
Festival”, Keene Pumpkin Festival 2013 and 2014,Tunbridge World’s
Fair in Vermont, Saratoga Balloon Festival 2014, Lennon Fest with
the British Beer Company, The Beatles Invade Boston: 50th
Anniversary Celebration at Boston’s West End Museum.
show will be fun for all ages! The doors open at 6:30 with the show
at 7:00. Pre-sale tickets are $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for
students. At the door, $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.
Pre-sale for a family of 4 is $20.00, at the door $23.00. Tickets
available at the ECS main office or at the door. For more
information, please call Maryann at (603) 736-8840. All proceeds of
this event will benefit the performing arts programs at Epsom
Epsom Boy Scout Troop 80 Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
Epsom Boy Scout Troop 80 is having a chicken dinner fundraiser so
that they can defer costs to attend the 53rd Annual West Point Boy
Scout Invitational Camporee at the United States Military Academy at
West Point, New York. This took us over 2 years to find a USMA West
Point Cadet to sponsor our Troop.
This fundraiser will occur on Friday April 17th at the Epsom Fire
Department from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The scouts will be preparing,
making and selling bourbon and teriyaki flavored chicken with rice
and corn. They will also be having hot dog with chips for children
meals. Adult prices are $6 each. Children ages 6 to 11 are $4 each.
Children 5 and under are free.
Please come and support your local Boy Scout Troop as they take a
what could be one of their Boy Scout trips of a lifetime.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Epsom Boy Scout Troop 80
461 New Orchard Road
Epsom, NH 03234
Free Clothing Swap
In an effort to help manage the cost of clothing for our community
families, the Epsom Bible Church will be holding a free clothing
swap on Saturday, May 2nd, from 9-12 noon at 398 Black Hall Road in
We need volunteers for set up and break down, includes moving of
tables and bagging clothes.
You may bring donated clothing beginning at 8:30 am. Clothing
donations are not accepted prior to the event.
All clothes need to be clean and in good repair, and separated by
size and gender. No rips or stains please.
Both adult and children’s clothing are accepted. No toys, equipment,
or furniture please.
Clothes will be sorted and distributed to tables by the person
dropping them off.
Once clothes have been sorted and distributed, you are free to begin
gathering clothing in the sizes you need.
Any clothing left at the end of the swap will be delivered to a
local charity drop off site. Volunteers for the clothing swap would
Swap will run from 9:00-12:00 noon. Volunteers are needed.
You do not need to make a clothing donation in order to take
clothing for you and your family.
Call Joanne Randall at 344-8843 for more information or if you are
interested in volunteering.
CRVNA Offers Better Choices, Better Health™ In Epsom
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering Better
Choices, Better Health™ in Epsom, a six-week ongoing self-management
program to help adults living with ongoing health conditions feel
better, regain control of their health, and start doing the things
they want to do. The program is on Tuesdays beginning April 7 from
1:30 to 4 p.m. at Concord Hospital Medical Offices East, Epsom
Family Medicine, 1990 Dover Road, Suite 201 in Epsom.
Ongoing health conditions include but are not limited to congestive
heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes,
asthma, and arthritis.
This program is made possible with the support of the
Lincoln Financial Foundation. There is no fee to attend this program
and space is limited. To register, call Concord Regional VNA at
(603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815 or visit
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This Monday, the Merrimack County representatives approved the
county budget. County managers did a great job, reducing spending by
almost $500,000 and keeping the amount raised by taxes the same as
last year. Revenue changed, largely in the nursing home, where
various refunds and Medicaid reimbursements are intricately linked.
One unexpected benefit to the county was a $2.5 million rebate of
health insurance payments from the Local Government Center; 20% will
be rebated to the employees as their share of the overpayments.
The House met this week and avoided a lot of controversy. HB357,
allowing more time to report a change of name or address to the DMV,
was chosen by the Finance committee to bring the entire issue of
highway funding to a head. They prepared an amendment including the
entire department of transportation budget, with drastic cuts which
would require half the employees be laid off. This being
unacceptable, they also provided another amendment with an 8 cent
increase in the gas tax.
I opposed the gas tax, because it hurts everyone. So I went through
the budget for the department of safety (DMV, gas tax collection,
highway patrol, etc) and found $15 million per year by trimming the
growth and cutting areas that the highway fund was over-supporting.
With $20 million from UNH (still a good increase from the 11/12
budget), this covered the shortfall, so I had an amendment ready.
However, opposition to gutting DoT and/or to the gas tax increase
was so strident among Representatives that the chair asked for the
committee amendment to be killed. The 3-365 vote was conclusive, so
no gas tax was proposed and Finance went back to work to find other
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Letter To The Editor
One of the “selling points” the proponents of “zoning” put forth is
that it maintains or boosts property values.
Several people come together to formulate a plan as to how they can
manipulate the local real estate market to their advantage, i.e., to
maintain or even increase their property values, and, in the end,
make money for themselves when and if they sell their property.
Their plan: to use force or threats of force against other people in
town so as to force those other people to use their property in a
certain way and, if they do not “cooperate,” to prevent those other
people from using their property at all!
Would you approve of some people in town doing such a thing to other
people in town?
Would you participate in such a plan?
If someone tried to implement such a plan, wouldn’t they be
committing a crime?
Is there any difference in principle between a group of private
citizens using force or threats of force against other people in
town so as to force those other people to use their property in a
certain way or to prevent those other people from using their
property at all . . .
And Town government using force or threats of force against other
people in town so as to force those other people to use their
property in a certain way or to prevent those other people from
using their property at all?
The use of force or threats of force by Town officials in order to
manipulate the local real estate market is not a legitimate function
of Town government.
Epsom Food Pantry
As I look out my window it is raining. YEA, not snowing. Perhaps now
the snow drifts will disappear.
We have been busy at the Pantry. One of our volunteers, Alice
Thompson, has completed the Food Safety program sponsored by UNH
Co-op Extension program. This is a must with the running of a Food
Pantry and Alice has already brought our volunteers up to date.
We are in the process of filing IRS and State of NH papers and this
with the help of Dorothy Duclos will keep us in good standing with
the Feds and State of NH. It is not all food people.
We have many duties that have to be attended to along with our
Pantry, but it is all worth it as we have many families that are
receiving good nourishing food and handled right in their own town
by caring volunteers.
Until next time,