Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 is hosting a Harry Potter “Hogwarts Feast” at the historic Odd
Fellows Hall in Epsom on Saturday, May 5th 6pm. The event will
feature a “Harry Potter” inspired buffet and special activities
including a potions making station. Guests are encouraged to dress
up as their favorite character. Proceeds from this event will be
used to benefit our local outreach projects. Reservations are
required and the event is for ages 8 and up. Tickets are $10.00.
Call Vickie at 736-4707/496-1877 for tickets and please leave a
“Don’t be Rash,
think outside the Trash”
Consider contacting your
local fire department for a burn permit to safely manage your brush
removal and take advantage of turning this into a family activity
complete with S’MORES!! Call BCEP at
(603)435-6237, for other brush and yard waste disposal alternatives.
Epsom Food Pantry
Good Morning from the
Food Pantry. I have been rather tardy lately in getting my new
article in on time so I shall try and do better.
All is going well at the
Pantry. We all hope for spring and the fresh veggies coming to
us this summer. We have been the recipients of food drives,
and with the usual pickups, we continue to keep our shelves fairly
full. We do have times when our meat supply dwindles and I
then use our donations to refill our supply.
Our volunteers continue
to be the backbone of our Pantry and I consider myself fortunate to
have them. From the actual running of the Pantry, the ordering
of the food, and keeping our books in order, we all are kept very
busy. As I said last spring, and I shall start again this
spring, please plant a row or two for the Pantry. Also, it
would be appreciated if you would remember to think of us when you
are shopping with some goodies for the children who have backpacks
on the weekends. We like to help Epsom Central in this
Until next time,
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
Last Thursday we had a
half-day session, the first one in a while that had no leftover
bills. We started with SB 313, extending the expanded Medicaid
program for another five years and making it into a health
maintenance organization, rather than a fee for service model. The
debate was shorter than I had expected; the supporters seemed to
believe that there was no other way than Medicaid to ensure
treatment for mental illness and opioid addiction. The final vote
was 222-125, so the bill proceeded to Finance for their analysis. SB
477, setting up a medical marijuana oversight board, passed without
comment and was sent to my committee.
SB 528, on dam
registration fees, was debated on whether or not environmental
services really needed more money right now, instead of being
included in the next budget. I supported the committee, which said
No, and the bill went to interim study, 191-149. SB 408, licensing
historical racing, was an attempt to legalize slot-machine-like
devices that showed the finish of various past races; despite a
solid opposition from anti-gambling representatives, it went to
interim study without debate.
SB 55, on backflow
devices, was killed, 319-25. No debate, but I was able to make a few
points before we voted. SB 536, granting a death benefit for court
security officers killed in the line of duty, passed without
discussion. SB 539, making an appropriation for accidentally omitted
school adequacy payments, was briefly debated on its amendment,
which changes the notification date for the end of expanded Medicaid
from April to June. After that, the amendment and the bill passed on
voice votes. SB 451, on wildlife trafficking, was sent back to the
committee, 191-154, after some debate.
Epsom Public Library
Youth April Vacation Events
Family Movie Saturday,
April 21st 10:30am: “The Greatest Showman” rate PG. Snacks and
Family Movie Monday,
April 23rd 2pm: “Coco” rated PG. Popcorn and drinks provided.
Children’s Movie Tuesday,
April 24th 1:30pm: “Guess How Much I Love You: Friendship
Adventures” Rated G. Snacks and drinks included.
Movie Tuesday, April 24th 6:30pm: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
rated PG 13. Popcorn and drinks included.
Teen Exercise Monday,
April 23rd 6pm Wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle and
join us for the fun. Includes subs and drinks for dinner. Donations
of chips and drinks are appreciated. Please sign up for this event!
Teen Movie Wednesday,
April 25th 6:30pm: “Thor Ragnarok” rated PG 13. Includes pizza and
Peter H. Gray of
East Kingston NH has been awarded his doctoral degree in
transformational education (Ed.D.) from the University of New
England in Biddeford Maine. Dr. Gray is a 1974 graduate of
Pittsfield (NH) High School and obtained his undergraduate degree in
business from Southern NH University and his MBA from Franklin
Pierce University. He has served as the interim Superintendent
of Schools for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District,
Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Carver School District
and is currently the Director of Finance for the Natick Public
Schools. Dr. Gray is also an Associate Professor at the
Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He is the son of
Henry and Shirley Gray of Epsom NH.
The White Mountain
Chapter of the Nam Knights Of America Motorcycle Club presents a
check to the Suncook Valley Police Explorers at the Chichester, NH
Police Department. The Nam Knights are sponsoring the Explorers
entry fees for the upcoming Law Enforcement Weekend Challenge
competition where they will compete against other NH Police Explores
in a variety of Law Enforcement based events. L-R Cpl Joshua
Wright, Explorer Jayden Decker, Correctional Officer Kailey
Picott 1st Sgt at Arms James Picott.
Old Meeting House
What is commonly referred
to as the The Old Meeting House was saved from demolition over 10
years ago, but has remained empty and unused. We are so
fortunate that civic minded community members worked to save this
piece of Epsom history! Recently, the Epsom Board of
Selectmen appointed an Old Meeting House Revitalization Committee to
identify how this historic building, dating back to 1861, can
continue to serve the community. The Charter committee members
appointed were: Virginia Drew, Chuck Driesbach, Valerie Long, Debbie
Sargent, and Norman Yeaton. Although we will be investigating
means of funding to make the appropriate changes, the first step is
to gather input from residents as to how this building would best
serve the community. We have created a survey that will be
available at the Town Office and Library and emailed as requested.
We also plan to hold listening sessions to gather input from
residents. The committee looks forward to hearing from Epsom
residents with positive ideas on potential uses that will bring life
to this historic meeting place. Dates for surveys and
listening sessions will be posted later this spring.
The committee would like
to recognize the significant work that has been completed by so many
in order to preserve the building and prevent its deterioration.
According to the best records we have, the following worked directly
or provided “in-kind” services necessary to assure building
Herb Bartlett, Nancy
Clark, Mark Riedel, Rick Belanger, Keith Cota, Mike Tinsley, Betsy
Bosiak, Dick Frambach, Don Wead, Carole Brown, Bruce Graham, Nick
Wead, Ken Brown, Penny Graham, Ralph Weeks, Fran Brown, Len Gilman,
Ed Wladowski, Matt Brown, Harvey Harkness, Charlie Yeaton, Sharon
Burnston, Nancy Heath, Miriam Cahill-Yeaton, George Carlson, Mike
Loso, Norm Yeaton, Barbara Clark, Dan McGuire, Phil Yeaton, Bill
Clark, Ed Nutter, Fred Clark, Andrew Ramsdell.
Our apologies to those we
may have missed.
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD
We at Circle Child Care
are privileged to spend our days with a whole bunch of young
children. They are bubbling with joy and creativity To
share with you we have collected pictures and activities we have
done with the kids. There is so much to choose from.
They are busy all day long. Check out our display at the
Circle Restaurant by the traffic circle in epsom this weekend.
Century 21 Thompson Real
Estate and Century 21 Circa 72, Inc. are the proud sponsors of C21
Gives Program in which the agents have donated $25.00 for every
closed sale to be given to local charities and organizations that
are in need. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our clients for making this
possible. Century 21 Thompson Real Estate is pleased to make a
donation of $350.00 to Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester. 2017
marked the 20th anniversary of Live and Let Live Farm rescue. Live
and Let Live Farm is a nonprofit charitable foundation that rescues,
rehabilitates, and offers sanctuary to animals, mainly horses. In
addition to horses they take in dogs, puppies, cats, kittens,
rabbits, goats, and birds needing homes. An animal being
adopted into a loving family home can make a world of difference in
that animal’s life. The farm was chosen by Beth Adams.
William “Bill” George
William “Bill” George
Magan, 83, of Epsom, NH, went to his heavenly home on April 8, 2018
after a valiant battle with an extended illness. His devotion to his
family and his firm belief in God supported him in this struggle and
ultimately gave him peace.
Bill was born to the late
William and Elizabeth (Brandt) Magan in Jersey City, NJ on July 22,
1934. From an early age, he was immersed in the Christian community
that would be his lifelong support. He served his country in the
Army for three years as part of the army of occupation in Korea.
In his career, Bill was a Certified Kitchen Designer with Steenbeke
and Sons for the last 14 years and spent 40 years designing kitchens
while providing for his family. As a woodworker by hobby, he
skillfully built countless pieces of furniture for family and
Volunteering brought him
great joy. Bill served meals at the Friendly Kitchen every
month for more than 25 years, served the Greater Concord Interfaith
Council off and on for over 30 years, and used his handyman skills
with both Rise Again Outreach and the Fixit program. He was a
lifelong Lutheran and a proud member of Concordia Lutheran Church,
where he spent many years and innumerable hours working on projects
Bill was blessed with a
large and loving family. He married his best friend, Margaret Gail
Roberts, on June 14, 1958 in New Brunswick, NJ. Bill helped
raise his six children with patience, discipline, and humility. From
the very beginning, he dedicated his children to God and encouraged
them to live their faith in action just as he did.
Bill is survived by his
wife of 60 years, Gail; his daughter, Susan Karpovich and husband,
Bill of Allentown, PA; his daughter, Carolyn Albright and husband,
Tom of Allentown, PA; his daughter, Wendy and husband, Steve of
Angleton, TX; his son, Bill Magan and wife, Bernadette of
Mocksville, NC; his son, Bob Magan and wife, Mary Beth of
Epsom, NH; and his son, Dan Magan and wife, Kelli of Lovingston, VA.
He is also survived by his 25 grandchildren and 19
He was preceded in death
by his sister, Arlene Kelley; his parents; and his daughter,
A Celebration of Life
service was held at Concordia Lutheran Church, Concord, on April 11,
2018. Reverend Jonathan Hopkins officiated the service, and
Bill will be buried at the NH State Veterans Cemetery at a later
The family desires that
in lieu of flowers you make a donation to either the Friendly
Kitchen in Concord, NH or to Concord Regional VNA Hospice Program.
entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord. Fond memories and
expressions of sympathy may be shared at
for the Magan family.