& Loyal Order of Elks,
Flag Burning Ceremony
June 11, 2016 • 2:00
at the Legion Post
Short Falls Rd., Epsom
Bring in your worn flags. Helpers needed at 12:30 PM to prepare
flags. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For more
info contact Post Commander, Bob Blodgett, 848-3781.
Congratulations to Edward Miner who has
been named to Husson University’s Honors List for the Spring 2016
Miner is a junior who is currently
enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Communications
Technology with a concentration in Video Production program.
Students who make the Honors List must
carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a
grade point average of between 3.4 to 3.59 during the period.
Congratulations to Emily J. Goulet of
Epsom. Goulet is a member of the Class of 2016 at St. Lawrence
University and majored in music and performance and communication
arts. Goulet received the degree of bachelor of arts magna cum
laude. Goulet graduated from Pembroke Academy.
The EYAA would like to thank all those who
stopped by and supported our athletes at our annual car wash. The
players enjoyed the beautiful weather and had a blast!
A special thank you to the Epsom Fire
Department for letting us use their facility for this great
The Pittsfield High School Class Of 1966 50th Class Reunion
will be held in the Pittsfield Congregational Church vestry on July
23rd from 3-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. If you can
attend call Pete Riel at 603-269-8861.
The Epsom-Chichester Lions Club invite you to a really fun
fundraiser, a MINI-GOLF TOURNAMENT, at Chucksters on Rt. 4 on June
18th starting at 9:30am We are setting up teams of 4-5 people
for the competition with great prizes for hole-in-one winners. There
will be additional raffles and FREE hot dogs, chips, and drinks for
participants. For more info: [email protected] or
736-9942. Rain date is June 25th. Reserve your spot!!
Congratulations to Colby Boudreau of Epsom
who was among the 200 students who graduated recently from
Northfield Mount Hermon School.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom,
and Pittsfield, This week, the House met for the last time on its
regular business. Nearly all of the conference committee reports
were accepted with little or no discussion. Only two bills failed
today: SB441, on admission fees to state parks; and SB485, a jumble
of unrelated parts: grants to fund a law enforcement program against
drugs; funding for retiree health care coverage; and funding to
develop a long term plan for retiree health care.
SB441 was debated almost exclusively on
the issue of free skiing for seniors at Cannon Mountain, which was
eliminated by this bill. My committee had supported it in order to
have the parks department develop a sensible fee structure for all
parks, but it was skiing that got the attention! The compromise bill
failed, 156-185, with Dan and I voting for it, Michael Brewster
SB485 was actually not debated until after
the voice vote was confirmed as 159-160. At that point the sponsors
asked for reconsideration, and it seemed that many representatives
supported one part of the bill and opposed others. I opposed the law
enforcement grants because we can’t arrest our way out of drug
problems, but supported the funding for retiree health care. So I
voted against the bill, but in favor of reconsideration, since
another 30 representatives were out of their seats for the first
vote. Reconsideration failed, 157-187, and the bill died.
More importantly, SB522, including Dan’s
bill on asset forfeiture reform passed without comment. HB1637,
clarifying that towns can contract with any approved school –
public, private, parochial - if the town doesn’t have that grade
itself, passed 190-132 after a short debate.
Interested readers can email me for my
newsletter, with more details than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Mary Brown, Owner of Classic-U in Epsom celebrates her
customers during Customer Appreciation Day this past Saturday,
featuring her styling team; Pam, Joan and Jenna and Matrix
representative, Lisa. Music, ice cream and giveaways were a
highlight of the day!
The Chichester Town Library, in conjunction with the Epsom Public
Library, will host the Memory Café at 2 pm on Friday,June 10. This
is an informal, social gathering for anyone with memory issues and
their caretakers. Open to anyone in the area, the Café offers
a chance for socialization in a comfortable setting.
Refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 PM, we will be hosting mentalist
Preston Heller. His web site advertises his show,” Well
Guarded Secrets,” which demands audience participation. He
says that mentalist works best when there is cooperation between the
mentalist and those in attendance, “and the more the merrier,” he
Mr. Heller has appeared at several libraries in southern NH to rave
reviews. Greenfield Memorial Library said, “It was a stellar
performance that astounded even the most skeptical in the audience.”
The Claremont Library said “He entertained the audience for over an
hour and simply wowed them!. The program was fun and light but
with enough ‘How did he do that?’ moments to keep the audience on
the edge of their seats.”
Mr. Heller is not charging the library for his presentation.
However, he requests that attendees bring food and/or money for the
Epsom Food Pantry. So please join us for what sounds to be an
interesting and intriguing evening with an opportunity to help out a
good cause at the same time.
The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse
Association (CRVNA) is offering an eight-week fall prevention
program, “A Matter of Balance.” This program helps adults view falls
and the fear of falling as controllable. It also shows participants
ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors, and
offers exercises to increase strength and balance.
The program takes place on Wednesdays
beginning June 22 through August 10, from 10 am to noon at the Epsom
Don’t let the fear of falling limit your
activities. The program is designed to help participants gain
confidence, and learn simple fall prevention strategies.
There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. To
register, call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, or visit
Epsom Public Library Youth Events
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2016
The Library invites children in grades K-5
to register for the 2016 Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get
Set… Read” The program begins July 11th. There will be a variety of
activities at the library including arts and crafts, movies, raffles
and special programs. Children need to register for the program at
the library beginning Monday, June 20th. Each participant will
receive a schedule of events and a reading log. Young children and
their families can sign up for our “Early Literacy” program! This
year we are offering a program for teens called “Get in the
Game…Read.” Teens are invited to sign up at the library and keep
track of their reading during the summer and the library will offer
movies, programs and raffle prizes especially for teens. Library
hours are Mon-Thurs. 10-7 and Sat. 9-1. The Summer Reading Program
is sponsored annually by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire
and it encourages youth of all ages to read for pleasure during
*Monday, June 20th & *Tuesday, June 21st
6pm “Teen Dance Off” competition featuring the popular dance
program. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. After
the workout we will have pizza on Monday night and subs on Tuesday
night. Please sign up at the library circulation desk or call Vickie
*Wednesday, June 22nd 6:30pm “Family
Movie,” Zootopia rated PG. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
Submitted By Nancy Heath
Since the town is adding parking behind Olde Town Hall this year,
our Girl Scouts needed to move their 3 raised beds of “The Giving
Garden”; named that because all the fresh produce is donated
to Epsom Food Pantry. GSA Troop Leader Kat Hall emailed me:
“We moved (the beds) on Sunday, it was myself, the Virgin
family, (Brianna, Josh, Danny, Alison and Jane Yeaton,), Iris Hall,
Sam and Michelle Muise. We just picked up the frames and
carried them over. Josh had a truck that we shoveled the dirt in and
then dumped it back in the beds...” Beds are now located left
of the driveway entrance at new library.
Next time you see Sarah Harkness, give her
a special “thank you” for providing the funds for the red, white &
blue flowers at Olde Town Hall trough which I put in Memorial
weekend. We should have a gorgeous display by July 4th. Thank you
Also, it was brought to my attention that the whiskey barrels at
Webster Park need to be planted. If individual(s), group or business
would like to volunteer for those, please email me
[email protected] or call
736-9428. My time is committed to our beautiful historic buildings
and new library as well as other projects and don’t feel I can add
another at this time. Enjoy!
Valley Artisan Of The Month
The Artisan of the Month at Valley Artisans is a Mother and Daughter
team. Barbara Boucher and daughter, Karen Roxby, work together to
craft their unique and beautiful pysanky eggs, an art form of
Ukranian origin. After they sketch their original designs onto
chicken, duck, or goose eggs, Karen layers wax and dye onto the
eggs. As the egg progresses, she layers the wax over the various
covers of dye, protecting them from changing color. Because of
this, she doesn’t know what the egg will look like until the very
end, when she melts the wax away with a candle. Once the
design is complete, Karen gives the pysanka (singular of pysanky) to
Barbara, who rubs multiple layers of protective gloss onto the egg,
giving it a brilliant shine. She then fits the egg with a
hanger or base, according to what the egg needs. After that,
it’s from there to the store, ready to be bought as a gift or kept
for one’s personal enjoyment. While traditionally they are made for
Easter they make stunning decorations for any Holiday.
If you visit the shop, be sure to
participate in a raffle to win one of their creations. Valley
Artisans is excited about our 36th season. Support local artists and
see the many new creations. Local artists include, Jan Hoadley
(Epsom) Basketmaker, Gene Matras (Pittsfield) with drawings of the
NH landscape and wildlife, Glassblower Bruce Cobb (Pittsfield) with
his traditional Lily pad design vases, bowls and glassware, Bill
Boudreau (Pittsfield) with his stained glass panels and jewelry,
Joyce Lemay (Chichester) and Ella Stickney (Epsom) and their fiber
arts. Maybe you would like to be a contributor.
With over 70 New Hampshire contributors
you are sure to find that special something.
Visit us in Epsom, we are open 10a-6p
Wednesday through Sunday. 736-8200
Letter To The Editor
The grass is growing. Hay is ready to cut,
the corn is up and it looks like it’s going to be another good year.
North Road is scheduled to start the
second or third week in July. I’ll let you know when exactly so you
can prepare for the road closures and delays. This, of course, will
affect everyone who uses North Road.
The engineer is optimistic on getting the
Echo Valley Road Bridge Plans approved this month. When that
happens, we can start the bid process.
I’m very happy with the way things have
gone so far this year and see no reason for it not to continue.
Your Road Agent,
P.S. If you know someone who needs
community service hours, have them contact me.