Evergreen Lodge #53 and American Legion Post #112 are sponsoring a
Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 6th from 8:30-11:30 am.
This event is free to youth ages 16 and under. Bring your favorite
fishing pole and bait. Some loaner poles and bait will be available.
Prizes will be given to the top 3 in each age group. Refreshments
will be available.
Location is 251 Center Hill Road, watch for signs. For more info
call Gary Benner 736-4707.
The Epsom Public Library will be offering a Children’s Vegetable
Plant Workshop on Thursday, June 4th at 3:30 pm. ( No Story Time!)
Children will plant vegetables in two pots (one pot to take home
and the other for the front of the library to grow vegetables for
the Epsom Food Pantry). The class will be taught by master gardener,
Nancy Heath. There is a $5.00 materials fee per child. Sign up is
required as class size is limited! Please sign up at the circulation
desk or call Mrs. Benner at 736-9920 for more information or to
For summer scheduling, Red Cross Sponsored Swimming Lessons for
Epsom students ages 5-18years old will be held at Northwood Beach
July 20th -31st. Cost $5.00 registration fee per child. Watch for
details in The Suncook Valley Sun.
The Epsom Public Library will be showing the movie, “American
Sniper” on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM. Rated R, this film tells
the story of Chris Kyle, a military marksman dealing with the stress
and personal toll caused by his deployment as a sniper.
Friends Of The Epsom Library Venture To Portsmouth! Saturday
Submitted By Virginia Drew, Friends of the Epsom Library
On Saturday, June 6, the Friends of the Epsom Library
are taking a day trip to Portsmouth, NH! We will gather at the
Epsom Public Library at 9am and carpool to historic Portsmouth.
This day will be filled with walking and a chance to enjoy some
fabulous NH historic sites. First stop will be the North Cemetery
where you will have to chance to see the 18th century graves of a NH
signer of the US Constitution, a signer of the Declaration of
Independence, the captain of the Raleigh (you know! The ship on our
state seal!) also one of NH’s first governors and his brother, one
of NH’s colonial judges! Next stop will be to the newly opened
Portsmouth Historical society’s Discover Portsmouth where you will
be viewing their galleries and a showing of “Welcome to Historic
Portsmouth”- a film on it’s 400 year history. After enjoying the
exhibits and gift shop, we will walk into the center of Portsmouth
to see the famous North Church and enjoy lunch at one of the many
wonderful local eateries. After lunch we will visit the 1803
Portsmouth Anthenaeum and then our final stop will be a tour of one
of their historic homes. Those coming with us can plan on returning
to the Epsom Public Library by 5pm. This trip will delight history
buffs! If you have questions or concerns, please contact Virginia
Drew via email-
[email protected] or call the Epsom
Public Library at 736-9920. The only costs associated with this
trip will be your lunch and possibly $4 fee for our historic
building tour. NOTE: Seeking to finalize the home tour prior to
June 3 and would love input from those joining us.
Please sign up at the library or by emailing me.
Elwood O. Wells Post 112 American Legion, Epsom, NH honors those who
sacrificed for our freedom with a graveside service.
Ronald (Ron) Briggs
Ronald (Ron) Briggs, 77, of Epsom passed away with his family by his
side on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 after losing his battle with cancer.
He was born on July 21, 1937, in Manchester, NH to Albert Briggs and
Eleanor (Lear) Briggs. He was a graduate of Manchester West Side
High School, class of 1955. Ron married the love of his life Barbara
(Seldon) Briggs on July 18, 1959.
After graduating high school, Ron moved to Epsom where he was a
lifelong resident. He served as Chief of Police in Epsom from 1965
to 1970. Ron then served as a Patrolman until 1978. In 1966, Ron
became a Freemason and a member of the Corinthian Lodge #82. He
worked for Huckins Oil Company for 35 years where he was Plant
Manager. Ron spent the best years of his life with his wife camping
in their Winnebago, where he made lifelong friends. Ron and his wife
were members of the Winnebago International Travelers, Granite State
Winnies, Gateway Travelers, and the White Mountain Winnies. He had
many hobbies which included woodworking, golfing, playing the piano,
and collecting trains. Ron will be remembered for being a dedicated
and loving, husband, dad, and pup. He was a kind, genuine man who
loved everyone and cared deeply for all animals.
Ron is predeceased by his wife, Barbara and nephew, Michael. He is
survived by his beloved daughter, Sandra Kelley and her husband
Jefferson of Epsom, his granddaughter Amanda Duquette and her
husband Christopher of Canterbury, a brother Leland Briggs and his
wife Maryann of Epsom, nieces and a nephew.
A private, family, graveside service will take place on Thursday,
June 4, 2015,at 11:00 AM at Floral Park Cemetery in Pittsfield, NH
where he will be laid to rest with his wife, Barbara.To sign an on
line guest book, log on to perkinsandpollard.com
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to
the “Clients in Need Fund” C/O Deerfield Veterinary Clinic, 150
South Road, Deerfield, NH 03037.
Epsom – Patricia (Pevere) Collier, 86, passed away April 9, 2015 at
the Epsom Health Care Center after a lengthy illness with
She was born in Port Arthur, TX on October 3, 1928, the daughter of
the late Ernest and Lydia (Nickerson) Pevere and grew up in Beacon,
Pat loved music, the outdoors, animals and life. She played the
piano, learned how to fly a plane and obtained her pilot’s license.
Pat was also an avid hiker, introducing her seven children to
hiking in the Adirondack Mountains in NY, the Green Mountains in VT,
and the White Mountains in NH. Summer vacations were spent at the
family homestead in W. Harwich, Cape Cod, where her parents resided
half the year.
Pat became involved in national politics, joined the NAACP, the Lake
George Preservation Council, and Adirondack Mountain Club. Anti-war
agendas, hiking, and saving Lake George from further development
became her causes and passions. She participated in the Great Peace
March of 1986 and protested at many peace rallies. Pat moved to
Burlington, VT in the late 80s, where she and her many friends
attended a vigil every night in downtown Burlington on Church
Street, holding signs to promote peace.
Pat is survived by six children, Rick and John Collier of LA, Sandra
King of AK, Abby Collier of MD, Rebecca Collier of OH, and Patricia
and her husband Michael Langlois of NH; grandchildren, Jodi and Lori
Collier, Caroline Marshall, Kyle and Theodore King, Katherine
McConnell and Joshua Collier; and many great grandchildren. Her son
Paul predeceased her.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 2 PM at the Exeter
Cemetery in Exeter.
The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Pat during her
illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The
Inn at Deerfield, 34 Ridge Road, Deerfield, NH 03037 or the Epsom
Healthcare Center, 901 Suncook Valley Hwy., Epsom, NH 03234.
Tom Petit of the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom is
assisting with arrangements and offers an on-line guestbook at