What’s New? In Our Community!
What’s New? Second Hand Store has proudly opened a second location
in Epsom, NH. Located at 940 Suncook Valley Hwy in the Epsom Circle
What’s New? is a place where you can shop while spending little but
helping a lot! Whether you’re looking for an affordable piece of
furniture, a fun new outfit, or something unique for your home,
What’s New? Second Hand Store will be just the place to find it: All
clothing is only $1 every day unless otherwise marked!
What’s New? also assists local charities with financial support on a
monthly basis in order to support the needs within our community.
It’s a win/win! So if you’re spring cleaning, have yard sale left
overs, or things you just don’t want to look at any longer, please
consider donating your unwanted items to What’s New? Second Hand
Store. They’ll be happy to take them off your hands and
will be grateful for your generosity.
Hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday from 12 – 6
and Saturday & Sunday from 10 - 5. For donation information, to
inquire about support for your local non-profit, or for general
information please visit their website at
www.whatsnewsecondhandstore.com, find them
on Facebook, or just stop by!
Get Fit NH Celebrates Seventh Year
Coaches and clients celebrate milestone together with Fun Friday
Seven years ago, on May 8th, 2008, a dozen brave souls, including
current client Dan Yeaton, gathered in Dean and Nancy Carlson’s
Epsom backyard at 4:45am. Under a halogen lamp attached to a
basketball backboard they completed the first ever training session
at Get Fit NH. This past Friday, May 8th, 2015, coaches and clients
celebrated the seventh anniversary of Get Fit NH by doing the exact
same workout, “Teaming with Toys.” This time, however, Dean, Nancy,
and three other coaches put over 250 people through their paces at
their two state of the art training facilities in Concord and Epsom.
Get Fit NH has grown not only in terms of number of clients and
physical facilities but also in the quality of service they provide.
By going through a rigorous process, recently Get Fit NH became one
of only two gyms in the country to have earned Smart Group Training
(SGT) certification. The hallmark of SGT is the Functional Movement
Screen which allows personalization of each routine within a group
setting to maximize clients’ results. Get Fit NH also offers their
clients the latest state of the art fitness technology such as
BioForce HRV heart rate variability testing, which monitors
readiness for exercise, ultrasound body fat assessment, Whole 9
nutrition coaching, and their latest addition, MyZone training
technology, which allows coaches and clients to monitor clients’
degree of effort while training. Get Fit NH asks each new student to
come in for a 2 week free trial before joining. These two weeks
allow them the best chance to see for themselves what a difference
the coaching, the camaraderie, and the physical training will make
The Get Fit NH approach to fitness is clearly resonating with the
public. This spring, Get Fit NH was voted “Best of the Best” gym in
all of New Hampshire. This makes three “Best of the Best” nods in a
row for the popular gym, increasingly well known for its unique high
quality group training format. Get Fit NH Coach Nancy Carlson also
brought home the “Best of the Best” Fitness Instructor honors for
the fourth time since 2010.In addition, Get Fit NH was also voted
best Boot Camp 2015 out of a field of nine facilities and was the
runner up in the Best Gym category, with fifteen gyms vying for the
top spot for the 2015 New Hampshire A-List awards. New Hampshire
Public television sponsored these awards, based on more than 10,000
votes from more than 6,000 local New Hampshire-area voters.
In celebration of the anniversary, Dean Carlson wrote a heartfelt
letter of gratitude to clients that also appeared on the Get Fit NH
blog. In it, he not only expressed his gratitude to his clients but
pride in his staff’s camaraderie with clients. He wrote, ‘it is so
gratifying to see the relationship our clients have built with our
coaching team. Erin, Meagan, and Adam are not only great coaches,
but even more importantly world class people. Clients share Dean’s
sentiments. Mark N. of Concord wrote, “ I truly appreciate the
coaches’ help, their enthusiasm, and their encouragement. Get Fit NH
is one of the best decisions I have made”
Epsom Library News
On Tuesday, May 26, from 11:00 am to noon, the Concord Regional
Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free presentation, “A
Healthy Life for Me!” at the library. While not all illness is
avoidable, many challenges associated with ongoing health conditions
can be overcome by eating right, exercising and taking care of
To register, please call (603) 224-4093 or (800)927-8620, ext,
At 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26, the library will show the movie
Selma. The movie chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in
1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead a dangerous campaign and
an epic march in hopes to secure equal voting rights in the face of
violent opposition. One of the most significant victories for the
civil rights movement was President Johnson’s signing the Voting
Rights Act of 1965. This movie is rated PG-13.
Letter To The Editor
Spring is truly here, the apples and cherries are in blossom, the
May flowers smell so good. By the time you read this I sure hope we
have had some rain. Not like Texas, but a good soaking rain. The
brooks are extremely low and everything is dry.
Things are going well at the Highway department. We have cleaned
some swales and culverts and a lot of gravel in pot holes and on and
transmissions. The dust is early this year. We’ve also picked up a
lot of downed limbs. The roof will be on the Pole Barn soon.
I’m not usually taken aback, but at a meeting on 12 May on a
proposal to pave the hill on Chestnut Pond Road, I truly was. We
had hired an engineer to draw up plans and were ready. We had
figured there would be some negativity and mostly positivity. What
had set me aback was no one stood and said they wanted the hill
We’ll be working hard.
Enjoy your spring and summer.
Your Road Agent
Epsom Road Agent Attains Level Of Master Roads Scholar II
Gordon Ellis, Road Agent for the Town of Epsom was recently
recognized by the University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer
Center as the first to attain the level of Master Roads Scholar II
in the NH Roads Scholar Program. In addition he was also recognized
for completing the requirements of Safety Champion designation. The
Roads Scholar Program establishes educational and training
requirements for municipal level highway practitioners, and
recognizes those who have successfully completed specified T2 Center
Mr. Ellis attained this recognition by attending more than 150 hours
of workshops offered through the Local Technical Assistance Program
(LTAP) at the UNH Technology Transfer center. The LTAP’s Mission is
to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface
transportation system by improving skills and increasing knowledge
of the transportation workforce and decision maker. The program is
made available to through the cooperative support of the Federal
Highway Administration, the NH Department of Transportation, and the
University of New Hampshire.
In order to be recognized as Master Roads Scholar II Mr. Ellis
attended over 150 hours of workshops at the Technology Transfer
Center on topics including road and culvert construction,
maintenance techniques and approved environmental practices.
“The class not only gives you a chance to learn and refresh your
memory, it gives you an opportunity to associate with those who have
the same problems and concerns. I am thankful for the opportunity
to attend the T2 class.” Gordon Ellis
Letter To The Editor
Are low interest rates a good thing?
If consumers are saving money, rather than spending it, then the
amount of money in the banking system/credit market available to be
loaned out will go up and interest rates down.
If consumers are spending money, rather than saving it, then the
amount of money in the banking system/credit market available to be
loaned out will go down and interest rates up.
Either way is fine.
Interest rates are simply responding to what consumers prefer.
However, businesspeople rely on interest rates to tell them what to
Low interest rates tell businesspeople to invest long-term in
capital goods, i.e., manufacturing plants, office buildings, trucks,
High interest rates tell businesspeople to invest short term in
producing consumer goods, i.e., food, clothing; things consumers
will buy and use up.
Enter the “Fed”.
The Fed has held interest rates artificially low (near zero) for
approximately 7 years by blatantly flooding the banking
system/credit market with money that it simply created out of thin
In doing so, the Fed has distorted interest rates, one of the
principal signals businesspeople rely on to guide business
Consequently, there are investments all over the place that were
made, in great part, because interest rates were artificially low
and businesspeople, therefore, misled.
When interest rates rise, as they must, those investments
(malinvestments) will likely fail and have to be liquidated and we
will have the beginnings of another depression.
The Fed says that it has injected all this money into the banking
system/credit market to help the economy get moving again.
But the fact is, the Fed’s policies and actions over the past 7
years have distorted business investment and simply condemned us, at
some point, to yet an even bigger crash than that of 2008.
Epsom Select Board
Grants Approval To Girl Scout Cadets
Girl Scout Cadets left to right: Samantha Meise, Brianna Virgin,
Mary Nericcio, Iris Hall, Katie Muise and Olivia Rondeau
Monday May 11, 2015, Epsom Girl Scout Cadet Troops 22406 and 11085
were granted approval to build 3 raised bed gardens, which they call
“The Giving Garden”, on Town property near Olde Town Hall. The nine
girls, ages 11 to 14, made their presentation noting that the
gardens will be a sustainable part of the community center landscape
because the project will be handed down from troop to troop.
After the presentation, Board members Don Hardy and Hugh Curley
inquired about the planning and maintenance of gardens. Board member
Chris Bowes commented “I like the name” before the Board gave
The girls have been working toward the “Girl Scout Silver Award”
which is the highest award a Cadet can receive. To receive the
award, each girl is required to contribute 50 hours of research,
goal setting, planning, obtaining resources/approvals/donations,
then working to complete project.
Last year, the girls researched statistics re poverty, hunger and
food insecurity in NH. They decided that fresh fruits and vegetables
would be a welcomed addition to our local food pantry. They made a
presentation to Kenny Brown and other Epsom Food Pantry volunteers
who wholeheartedly supported their project.
After reading an article in local paper, Troop Leader Kat Hall
responded to request for volunteers to work on Epsom community
garden projects. She said “The girls have been working with project
advisor Nancy Heath who is a Master Gardener from UNH Cooperative
Extension. Typically, a project advisor is someone from the local
community who is knowledgeable about the issue and who can provide
guidance along the way. Ms. Heath has been helpful sharing her
expertise and her enthusiasm for creating community gardens”.
If you or your business are interested in donating
lumber, soil, plants or cash to this project, please contact Kat