May - June 2017 | Volume 10, Issue 3



Newsletter Schedule

Have we missed your group or event? Please let us know. Our purpose is to include as many Epping groups and events as possible.

The next issue (July-Aug) of this newsletter will be available in early July 2017. We will accept submissions through June 25, 2017 to be included in the next issue. Please send your content, including contact information, for consideration by using the CONTACT US section of our web site or by emailing us.

Senior Moments

The EWA Seniors recently dined at the unique Seaglass Restaurant in Salisbury, MA.  The uniqueness was the incoming tide rushing under the restaurant which sits directly above the beach.  While enjoying our lunch, we heard and felt the waves breaking beneath us while watching the ocean splashing onto the windows beside us. This is a "go to."

Yep, there is still a little bit of kid in us oldies.  We ventured back to the Lego Exhibit in Manchester and found it just as amazing as before but even LARGER!  Of course, our "kid" day wouldn't be complete without heading upstairs to the Children's Museum once again.  We didn't notice any "age limit" sign on the wall, so check it out with or without the kids.  This trip is going into our "Again" file.

Suzanne Peterson, representing the Lamprey River Advisory Committee, met with us in April.  We became aware of the many important resources the river provides.  Epping is very fortunate to not only have the beautiful Lamprey flowing through but also volunteers who continue to make sure we enjoy all the recreation available as well as the research exploration. Suzanne's book called "Chick and Dee-Dee’s Lamprey River Adventure” is available in our Epping Library.

The LLC was on the move again.  No more mystery site, we now randomly select a restaurant from submissions by the ladies and then - we're off. This time our destination was the Old Salt Restaurant in Hampton.  It's interesting how the host knows to seat us ladies in a quiet and secluded area. However, it didn't remain quiet for long. Our conversation and laughter flowed throughout as we enjoyed a leisurely lunch usually with gossip for dessert. Actually, this time no dessert, so no gossip.  Who knows, maybe the problems of the world can be solved (by women) over a chef’s salad.

June is our annual Picnic.  This year we'll go to Kingston State Park.  The first item out of our picnic baskets is of course – food, followed by our favorite beverage (hmm).  Then several side dishes appear on the table for everyone to enjoy. As we try to relax, out come the cell phones taking those "Post Office Wall" pictures. No, we don't forget dessert which is followed by our favorite game of chance.  It's a simple game but lots of fun and the winner usually goes home with at least two bucks.

Once again we relinquish the Watson Academy to the Recreation Kids during July and August.  That doesn't mean we stay home.  Our wheels never stop moving. Out of our "Again" file is a trip to the Woodman Museum in Dover.  We were there just last year but time did not allow us to explore the vast exhibit.  So, we have to finish what we started and then check out Strafford Farms for lunch!  More trips later.

Our May meeting will host the Registry of Deeds from Rockingham County.  This should be very interesting and informative. We'll tell you about this meeting in our next issue.  Meantime, enjoy the new season - one day at a time.

By the way - Chocolate is the answer... I don't care what the question is.

Submitted by Irene R. Cote, Secretary