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Epsom NH News

July 29, 2015

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Epsom Town Band


The third concert of the season is scheduled for Friday, July 31st, at 7:00 p.m. at Webster Park.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained by a variety of music under the direction of Jim Lukeman.  Musical selections include patriotic songs, show tunes, oldies, and some new arrangements featuring local vocalists.  The rain date will be August 14th.  The band will also perform during Epsom’s Old Home Day on Saturday, August 8th, at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please call Bruce or Penny Graham at 736-9044.



A benefit Dance is being held on Friday, August 7th, from 7-11 p.m. at the Epsom Elks to help raise money for medical expenses for Baby Hayden. Hayden was born with Down Syndrome and a Congenital Heart Condition (full Atrioventricular Canal Defect) that will require her in the next month or so to have open heart surgery. Medical expenses add up quickly even for this hard working family. Please help out this local family in this difficult time. Mike and Caitlin Shultz would greatly appreciate it. There will be a DJ, raffles, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 each or $35 for a couple. Please contact Tammy Montambeault for more information or to purchase tickets [email protected] or 566-5771.



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On July 11th, with funds received from a Gratuity Grant from the Elks National Foundation, (ENF), our Lodge purchased 22 bicycles and helmets to give to local children. Working with a local school and in conjunction with our Copper Cannon project, we provided a lunch for the kids and family members as well having Officer Preve from Epsom PD do a bicycle safety course. It was a huge success.



Local Students Graduated From Franklin Pierce University


The following local  students graduated from Franklin Pierce University in the spring of 2015.


* Mark L. Vrooman of Epsom, graduated with a Doctor of Arts degree in Leadership Studies.


* Doreen M. Grenier of Northwood, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.



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The Ladies Aid of the New Rye Congregational Church has this 54”X64” hand-made quilt for raffle at the Epsom Old Home Day, August 8. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For several generations, Ladies Aid has been active in church and community. Money raised will continue this tradition. For further information, call Judy at 736-3378, Louise at 736-8570, or Mary at 736-9912.



Epsom Public Library News


On Monday, August 3, the Epsom Public Library will be presenting “The Dantes”  as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.  Since 1965, local musicians Stan Arthur from Loudon on guitar and Don Duncklee from Epsom on the stand-up bass, have developed a play list of an eclectic variety of their favorite songs from the 50s through today, including some gospel, Irish, blues, and acoustic rock and roll.  This program is open to the public, an opportunity for some toe tapping. 


Epsom Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program concludes with the program,  “MOMENTS IN THE WILD” on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 PM.  Photographer and naturalist Rick Libbey has many years of experience in photographing wild animals and he is knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. According to his website, Rick took a wilderness trip in 1981 and became fascinated with moose.  He started a journal of each moose encounter and as of 2014 has logged over 3100 different encounters with moose, hence his nickname, Mooseman.  His photography collection includes shots of loons, bears and bald eagles.  You will be awed by his pictures and entertained by his stories.  Please join us and meet Mooseman.


Upcoming Youth Events at the Epsom Public Library include art classes with Kerry Harman on Wednesday, August 5th at 1pm and 3pm featuring, “Every Hero Needs a Trophy.” Children will make a trophy with air dry clay and recycled materials. Fee is $10.00 and sign up is required. 


Paper Bead Making Class with Martha Ahmad on Monday, August 10th at 1 pm for ages 5 and up. This class is free but sign- ups are encouraged!  Join the fun as we learn how to make beads out of paper.


Family Movie: “Home,” on Monday, August 10th at 6:30 pm rated PG.


Kids Movie: “Fireman Sam: Ultimate Heroes,” on Tuesday, August 11th at 2 pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided at both movies.


“Youth Summer Reading Finale” on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 pm with singer/storyteller, Steve Blunt and  author, Marty Kelley. Join us for a wonderful, entertaining program as we celebrate all our youth readers! Includes refreshments. Reservations are required for this event as space is limited. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library.


Teen SRP Finale on Friday, August 14th at 6 pm with the new movie release, “Insurgent.” The movie is rated PG and includes, “make your own sub,” snacks and drinks. Please call Mrs. Benner to sign up!



Epsom Old Home Days

Aug 8th & 9th 2015

“Blast From The Past”

DRESS UP & HAVE FUN in your idea of Blast From the Past.


On Aug 8th American Legion Post #112 will be serving breakfast at the legion 8am-10am.  Anyone interested in participating and to register for our parade, contact Dick Verville at 857-205-2841 or Georgia Perry at 736-8802. Have fun decorate a float and children decorate your bicycle and ride it in the parade.


For the Antique/Classic Cars contact Jay Beauchesne at 969-0914 or e-mail: [email protected]. For booth info contact Dick Frambach at 496-9404.


To submit a Citizen of the Year nomination, entries must be received by July 30th.


NOTICE: On Sunday Aug 9th there will a lane closure for the runners from Webster Park to Epsom Central School back to Webster Park from 8:30-10:30 AM. 4K Road Race & 2K walk sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental. For race info and to register go on line to:


For more details of the weekend events go to Inquiries: [email protected]  To be a general sponsor please make funds payable to Epsom Old Home Day Association. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please send all mail to Georgia Perry, 190 North Rd, Epsom, NH 03234.



More Thank Yous From Epsom Gardens

Submitted By Nancy Heath

Master Gardener Advisor, UNH Cooperative Extension


Every time I see the Girl Scout Garden, I think of a song from Broadway musical Oklahoma. Remember “June is busting out all over... ?” I have heard countless comments regarding their gardens. Similarly, comments most often made are to the ‘tune’ of  “girl scout garden is busting out all over!”


I want to add my thanks to all those who contributed materials & services: Chris & Heather Bowes and Steve & Kat Hall for donating lumber; Kenny Brown for his loader to fill raised beds; K&K Landscape Supplies for garden soil; Pleasant View Gardens for seedlings. 


I can’t imagine anybody being disappointed regarding their donations! The Scouts are harvesting the gardens twice a week now and giving harvest to Epsom Food Pantry. YOU GO GIRLS!






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