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I-L board finds ObamaCare will take additional $90k bite out of taxpayers, just to cover support staff
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Cuts totaled $745k & commissioners have legal opinion on the way By roger Amsden FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Belknap County Commissioners are seeking an opinion from an outside legal expert on whether or not the Belknap County Convention’s Monday night move to strip it of its authority over executing the county budget is
consistent with state law. Commission Chairman John Thomas (R-Belmont) said yesterday that the commission hopes to have the opinion by the end of the week as it attempts to mount a challenge to the convention’s move, which comes in the midst of attempt by the local House members to
assert line item authority over the budget and to prevent the commissioners from exercising any discretion in transferring funds from one account to another. ‘’The commission runs the county and taking away that authority keeps us from doing that job,’’ said Thomas, who said
that he has tried for years to get the Legislature to clarify exactly what the law (RSA 24:14) which was cited by the delegation as giving it authority over the budget, actually means. ‘’We need clarity on this. Different counties do it differently and there needs to be a clear see COUnTy page 8
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CENTER HARBOR — The Inter-Lakes School Board has reached an agreement with the InterLakes Support Staff Association that will give each member a raise of 70 cents per hour. Additionally, the agreement adds a new health insurance plan that is expected to cost taxpayers an additional $91,148 next school year. School board member Howard Cunningham, who headed the negotiating team for the district, reported the status of the collective bargaining agreement after the conclusion of a board meeting held on Tuesday night in Center Harbor. He said the agreement, which has been ratified by both the school board and the union, will be in effect for one school year if approved by voters at the annual district meeting in March. At the meeting, board members see I-L page 8
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Former Lakes Region United Way board chair Mark Primeau (right) explains the benefits of being absorbed into the Manchester-based Granite United Way at a press conference yesterday in Laconia. Joining Primeau at the head table were former Lakes Region United Way president Jack Terrill and Granite United Way President and CEO Patrick Tufts. Terrill will now serve as senior vice president of Community Impact for the larger organization and will remain officed in Laconia. Primeau is now a member of the Granite United Way board of directors and the organization’s executive committee. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
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Biden acting like he wants to step up in 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden in 2016? The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act. Biden packed his schedule with events and receptions attended by party stalwarts throughout the long weekend of inauguration festivities, stoking speculation he may be laying the groundwork to carry the torch from President Barack Obama. It comes after Biden played a prominent role in brokering a compromise on the fiscal cliff standoff with Congress and his work developing gun violence legislation following December’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut. The next presidential campaign is a long way off and the Democratic primary chase will be dotted with plenty of “ifs,” most notably whether outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to seek the nomination. Clinton, the former New York senator and first lady, remains the heavy favorite among see BIDEN page 10
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Exit polls suggest Netanyahu a narrow winner in Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his hard-line allies fared far worse than expected in a parliamentary election Tuesday, preliminary results showed, likely forcing him to reach across the aisle to court a popular political newcomer to cobble together a new coalition. While Netanyahu appeared positioned to serve a third term as prime minister, the results marked a major setback for his policies and could force him to make new
concessions to restart long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians. His most likely partner was Yesh Atid, or There is a Future, a party headed by political newcomer Yair Lapid that showed surprising strength. Lapid has said he would only join a government committed to sweeping economic changes and a resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians. Addressing his supporters early Wednesday, Netanyahu vowed to form as broad a coalition as possible. He said the next gov-
ernment would be built on principles that include reforming the contentious system of granting draft exemptions to ultraOrthodox Jewish men and the pursuit of a “genuine peace” with the Palestinians. He did not elaborate, but the message seemed aimed at Lapid. Shortly after the results were announced, Netanyahu called Lapid and offered to work together. “We have the opportunity to do great things together,” Netanyahu was see ISRAEL page 10
HOUSTON (AP) — A shooting at a Texas community college wounded three people Tuesday and sent some students fleeing for safety while others with medical training helped tend the wounded. Harris County Sheriff’s Maj. Armando Tello said authorities had detained a person of interest. Authorities also thought there could be a second shooter, according to a law enforcement official in Washington who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not
authorized to discuss the ongoing case. Students said they were studying or waiting for classes to start when they heard gunshots about 12:30 p.m. on the Lone Star College System campus about 20 miles north of downtown Houston. Some barricaded themselves in the room they were in, while others fled to nearby buildings. Mark Zaragosa said he had just come out of an EMT class when he saw two people who were injured and stopped to help
them. Officers had not yet arrived, he said. “The two people that I took care of had just minor injuries,” Zaragosa told KHOU. “One gentleman had a gunshot to the knee and the (other) actually had an entry wound to the lower buttocks area.” The college’s official Twitter feed said the shooting was between two people. Tello said three people were injured, but he did not provide any details about them, such as whether they were students or included see COLLEGE page 3
CONCORD (AP) — Deadly force would no longer be a viable first option for someone defending themselves or others in a public place — if they could safely retreat from the threat — under a proposed change to New Hampshire’s stand-your-
ground law. About 200 people attended a House hearing Tuesday on a bill to repeal parts of a law that Republicans pushed through two years ago — over a governor’s veto and law enforcement’s objections — allowing
people to use deadly force to defend themselves any place they have a right to be without having a duty to retreat. The deadly force law is based on the Castle Doctrine, which says a person does see DEADLY FORCE page 3
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FORCE from preceding page not have to retreat from intruders at home before using deadly force. The New Hampshire law passed in 2011 expanded that principle to public places — anywhere the person has a right to be. House Majority Leader Steve Shurtleff, D-Concord, is proposing again requiring people to retreat in public if it is safe to do so. Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice testified that New Hampshire’s old law balanced the rights of people to defend themselves with protections for the sanctity of life. She said the bill had nothing to do with guns or Second Amendment rights. “This has to do with self-defense,” she said. But opponents said the change would hurt honest citizens defending themselves and others against criminals. They argued police often show up at a crime scene to investigate the aftermath, which is too late to protect people. State Rep. Laurie Sanborn, R-Bedford, said requiring someone to retreat was tantamount to telling victims they can’t defend themselves since they would have seconds to decide whose rights took precedence. “Our laws must protect good people over bad people,” she said. “We’re living in times where not everyone is strong enough to run away or push away an attacker,” added state
Rep. John Hikel, R-Goffstown. Shurtleff’s proposal also would repeal a provision that grants civil immunity to using force against assailants under some circumstances and a provision that says brandishing a weapon isn’t considered deadly force under the law. Shurtleff said someone would have to brandish a weapon in an intimidating or menacing way to be considered a crime under his proposed change. Shurtleff said innocent bystanders wounded by a citizen acting against an assailant would be able to sue the person if the civil immunity provision is changed. The brandishing provision was inspired by Moultonborough farmer Ward Bird’s incarceration on a mandatory minimum three-year sentence for showing a gun when a trespasser refused to leave his property. Bird was jailed for several months before the Executive Council took the rare step of commuting his sentence. Laws in at least 20 states say there is no duty to retreat from an attacker in any place the person has a legal right to be, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Several states besides New Hampshire are revisiting their self-defense laws since the Florida case in which George Zimmerman was charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman argues the shooting was self-defense.
COLLEGE from preceding page the person who was arrested. Mark Smith, spokesman for the Harris County Emergency Corps, said three people were taken to two hospitals. He said at least two had gunshot wounds, and one appeared to have heart problems related to the shooting. He said one was in critical condition. Smith said previously that four people had been taken to hospitals. Reginald Neal told KPRC-TV that his nephew, Jody Neal, 24, was one of the wounded taken to Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Center.
“All I know he got shot three times. That’s all I know,” Reginald Neal said. “He got shot in one of his arms, in the stomach and the leg.” The shooting comes one month after a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children and heightening security concerns at campuses across the country. In Texas, several school districts have either implemented or are considering a plan to allow faculty to carry guns on campus. Guns are not allowed on college campuses, but the Texas Legislature this year may debate a bill that would allow them.
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Thoughts on Aaron Swartz Open-access people, meet the copyright laws. Much has been written about Aaron Swartz, the computer genius who killed himself after being charged with a variety of cybercrimes. Some ardent friends accuse the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of having cruelly called in the police to deal with him. By then, MIT had foiled multiple attempts to illegally download academic journals and realized that someone had broken in to a wire closet to achieve the same end. MIT security analysts had also detected activity from China on the netbook being used, making them extra wary. MIT had no idea who it was at the time — not that this should have made a difference. But some Swartz defenders argue that the tech prodigy rated special treatment. “When I was at MIT, if someone went to hack the system, say by downloading databases to play with them, (he) might be called a hero, get a degree, and start a computer company. But they called the cops on him. Cops,” said an apparently shocked Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive digital library. The infantilizing culture of academia has led some university wards to expect leniency when they misbehave. In any case, Swartz wasn’t playing with databases. He was trying to strip them of their economic value. Also, for the record, he was not an MIT student. He was a 26-year-old with a fellowship at Harvard. And if he had been an undergrad, so what? MIT isn’t day care. Swartz’s mission was to “liberate” the databases owned by JSTOR, a nonprofit subscription service selling access to academic journals. Many open-access agitators hold that JSTOR has no right to charge money for its wares, copyright law notwithstanding. Odd that some of his most vocal defenders are book authors dependent on copyright protection for their livelihoods. Aha, they rationalize, the professors, unlike them, are paid by the universities, so ripping off this material doesn’t hurt the creators. Two problems with that. One is that it’s still copyrighted. And by
the way, academic journals cost money to produce. The other problem is that JSTOR does enhance the professors’ income in indirect ways. Publishing in peerreviewed academic journals provides a basis for promotions and funding. Of course, there’s nothing stopping the scholars from bypassing the academic journal system and putting their papers online for free. But then they’d be competing for credibility with a zillion blogs and the Drudge Report. Let me confess that I’ve shared the frustration of hitting against JSTOR’s pay wall when trying to obtain an academic article online. I want it for nothing. Who doesn’t? If the cyber-innovators can come up with a new ecosystem for freely disseminating peer-reviewed scholarly articles, thereby bypassing JSTOR — and without stomping on anyone’s intellectual property rights — more power to them. Swartz was clearly engaging in an act of civil disobedience. He tragically lacked the emotional toughness to accept its consequences. Or he assumed that an esteemed member of the Cambridge tech community would float above them. JSTOR officials were so enraged at the attack that they blocked MIT’s access to its database for a few days, while lashing out at MIT, according to news reports. But on learning who it was, JSTOR decided not to pursue the case. As another sop to the free-culture community, it opened some of its archives for free reading. MIT has maintained more dignity. It expressed sadness for Swartz’s death and started an investigation of what happened, but thus far it has not apologized. And should not. The school is full of young geniuses with outsized ideas of their specialness. MIT is doing them a favor by making clear that serious crimes against property could bring in the cops. (A member of the Providence Journal editorial board, Froma Harrop writes a nationally syndicated column from that city. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.)
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LETTERS Well made guns last forever but industry ﬁnds ways to sell more To the editor, Back in the 40s my dad was a proud member of the NRA. He was a devout “sportsman” who participated in turkey shoots several times a year. On occasion he would even bring back a turkey. Part of his membership included the glossy NRA catalogue which I enjoyed perusing. Various L.C. Smiths and Belgian blue steel shotguns were true marvels of the gun making craft. He had several works of beauty that he kept locked up in the mirrored wardrobe pulling them out from time to time to show prospective customers who responded to his newspaper ads to either trade or sell. These guns were so well made that they lasted a lifetime... hence the problem for the gun industry. In the past 50 years the NRA has gone from being a sportsman’s organization to a deadly mouthpiece for gun manufacturers. Since guns do last a lifetime, the manufacturers have to keep inventing ways to sell their products or they would go out of business. Remember the Maytag washing machine? You only needed one. Today, the NRA has become so powerful that they own most of the Republicans and a even a few of the Democrats. In an effort to stay alive (no pun intended) gun manufacturers had to continually revise their products to what you see today on the streets — assault weapons of all kinds. While doing so they have convinced half the population into believing that it’s all about the 2nd Amendment, the constitution, freedom, and “protection” when
all the while it’s always been about the money. Don’t think for a minute that the NRA doesn’t get its cut from every gun sold in this country! I was at the local supermarket this morning and couldn’t help but notice that the family pack of chicken wings were selling for almost $12. These are the same wings that meat markets use to practically give away. Then along came the “marketing”. They changed the name to Buffalo wings and tied them in with football viewing. The rest is history. One has to admit that it was a great advertising ploy but the NRA has sold us the ULTIMATE bill of goods. They have convinced half the population into believing that their products “protect” us when in reality since the assassination of J.F. Kennedy way over a million of us have been killed with their products! Now that friends, is salesmanship. So it’s never been about the right to bear arms and maintaining a “state militia” aka Negro slave patrols. It’s always been about the money. In the final analysis it will come down to whether you believe the NRA’s distorted view of the 2nd Amendment and a hunters right to kill four legged creatures or children’s’ rights to attend school without being riddled by assault weapons. Here’s hoping that most reasonable gun owners will see through the nefarious evolution over the years of the NRA. George Maloof Plymouth
Watch Harlem Wizzards play Laconia ‘Bruisers’ tonight at LHS To the editor, On January 23, 2013 one of the most entertaining basketball teams in the country will be coming to Laconia High School at 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser sponsored by The American Legion Post and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward their scholarship fund. The scholarships the American Legion in Laconia hand out each year are awarded to local high school seniors pursuing higher education. The challenging team will consist of local, hardworking volunteers throughout the community. You will see coaches from the community
sports programs, teachers, doctors, police officers and many others playing against the Harlem Wizards. The game will be refereed by one of the finest and most patient officials in the area, Jeff Greeley. The players from the Harlem Wizards will be making a guest appearance at all of the Laconia Elementary Schools and the Laconia Middle School. This fundraiser would not be possible without the support of local businesses that helped buy and sell tickets for this event. A special thanks to Aavid Engineering, Morin Electric see next page
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LETTERS National database would make conﬁscation by tyrant too easy To the editor, After reading letters submitted by Nancy Parsons and Joe Laurendeau I felt it necessary to answer their questions. I’ll start with Ms. Parsons. First let me say that she really ought to educate herself on a subject before opining on it. In a free society you have all sorts of personalities and gun owners are no different. I have been handling firearms since I was six years old (I have pictures to prove it) and in the many years since I have met and in some cases befriended many gun owners from all levels of society and I have no recollection of any that I have had contact with that were not responsible when it came to gun safety. As far as the 2nd Amendment is concerned she should read the writings of Thomas Jefferson and others to learn why they found the right to keep and bear arms important enough to make it number two. As far as trying to take it away, she apparently hasn’t read any writings produced by the “Brady Bunch” and other gun control fanatics. Yes, I personally do think that at this period of time when we have so many spoiled brats in our society who were never taught the meaning of “NO” That having armed personnel at schools will go a long way to protecting the children. Moving on, Nancy, first of all a magazine is an inert object and doesn’t have any velocity. Secondly, when are you uninformed people going to learn that assault rifles are fully automatic weapons available only to the military and law enforcement and people with class 3 licenses. I would suggest that you check into the rigorous procedures for acquiring a class 3 license. By the way, in none of these incidents was a
true assault rifle used and, no Nancy, nobody hunts with these guns. As far as how many bullets do you need to protect yourself that would depend on how many people were trying to harm you. Maybe if you have six people trying to get into your home you have the power to ask five of them to wait their turn, I don’t have that power. Now to the NRA. I personally disagree with release of the game of which Nancy refers to just as I disagree with all of the violent video games that come from other sources. Apparently Nancy only has a problem with the NRA video. I also disagree with the ad involving the president’s daughters, just as I disagreed with the president’s use of children in his photo-op about gun control. Again, apparently Nancy is choosy about what she considers despicable. If Nancy looked into the workings of the NRA she would find that they, one of which is I, do a hell of a lot of good with their extensive firearms safety courses. I recommend Nancy attend one at some point. I definitely don’t approve of a national database as it would make the confiscation of all firearms easy for a tyrannical government (read 2nd Amendment) of our own or that of an invading foreign one. I consider myself a responsible gun owner and I find it insulting that Nancy assumes that I and other gun owners have no compassion. I suggest she make it a point to interact with gun owners and find out just how wrong she is. Now to Joe Larendeau, all I will say is this,” Joe, you need help which I can’t give you from these pages.” Dave Schwotzer Meredith
County budget cuts for the sake of political posturing — a tragedy To the editor, Belknap County residents may not be aware of the fact that the county has a new entertainment venue, the meeting room at the commissioner's wing. Monday night's public hearing on the budget was a cross between a tragedy and a comedy, with elements of a magic show. The performers spared no efforts (and manipulated from preceding page LLC, All My Life Jewelers, Patrick’s Pub and Eatery, Lou Athanas Youth Basketball League, and the Laconia High School JAG program. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 students and $12 adults. Toby Knowlton, Commander American Legion Post 1 Laconia
the agenda) to assure that ample time was given to each of the Republican stars of the show to pledge frugality and hard nosed conservative values to the on-looking public. The drama was immediate when the first scene opened on the disembowelment of the commissioner's control of the budget, and the theft of that duty by the executive council. So in a grand show, our Republican county caucus has told the voters that our choice for demonstrated competent and business like management by the commissioners was not our choice to make, they know better. You may read it in the stars that this single act will cost the taxpayers more than any other line item budget action of the evening. This is more of the same Washington-style partisan power play see next page
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Tilton man charged with sex act with severely disabled 20-year-old caller and asked him and By Gail OBer THE LACONIA DAILY SUN a second man who was with them to meet them at TILTON — A local man is Sherryland Park and show being held on $3,000 cash them exactly where the bail for allegedly having a alleged assault took place. 20-year-old disabled man After meeting with them perform oral sex on him. at the park, Dawson asked Thomas F. Gardner, 54, of both men to come to the 234 Sanborn Road is charged police station and make with one count of aggravated formal statements. felonious sexual assault and According to one of the one count of indecent expoThomas F. Gardner men, the two were looking sure and lewdness. (Tilton Police photo) for trailers for sale in the According to affidavits obtained from the 6th Circuit Court, park when they heard someone drive by Franklin Division, at 12:15 p.m. on Janthem. He said they got back into their uary 17, the Tilton Police received a call car and his friend drove up to the Volkfrom a man who reported seeing a man swagen that appeared to have only one having oral sex with a child in a car at occupant. He told police he was going to an unnamed trailer park. He described ask the driver if he had any information the car and gave a license number. but about trailers for sale in the park. the cell phone call got disconnected. The man told police he reached the Police responded to South Windy Volkswagen and saw a man with a Trailer Park, where they believed call gray beard, wearing a hat who had his originated, but found nothing. hands on the steering wheel and the About one hour later, police got a window down. When he looked into second phone call from the same man the vehicle he said he saw the man’s who said the suspect’s car was now erect penis was out of his pants. parked in the yard of a home on SanHe told police he saw what he born Road, just past the J. Jill factory. thought was a young boy performing He explained he was the one who fellatio on the man. called earlier but lost cell phone The man told police he challenged reception. He said the incident he saw Gardner and Gardner began stuttering. was at the Sherryland Park off School The man said he got back into his Street in Tilton. vehicle and asked his friend, the Police went to house on Sanborn driver, if he saw the same thing and Road, found the car and Gardner came the friend called 9-1-1. over to talk with them as they were Detectives next interviewed the getting out of their unmarked cruiser. driver. He told them that when his Detectives explained why they were friend approached the car he saw there and said Gardner didn’t seem what he thought was a young man upset or defensive. He said he told with dark hair sit up in the passenger them had been driving around with seat. the young man who, he said, was now M.C. called the police to report what in the house lying down. he had seen and said in his statement Police said Gardner seemed apprethat he called again when he saw the hensive about letting the two detecsame vehicle parked on Sanborn Road tives into the house, explaining the about an hour later. young man was disabled. Police contacted the alleged victim’s Det. Matt Dawson said he told mother who said her son was autistic, Gardner he would like to go inside and had two brain disorders, a seizure dissee if the young man was alright and order, and a neurological disorder. Gardner allowed him into the house. Gardner did not have an attorney Dawson said the young man was obviduring his appearance in Franklin ously disabled, with short black hair Court yesterday, however a man who and could easily pass for a child. He said he was Gardner’s brother and said because of his disability there was an attorney in Massachusetts, was no way for police to communicate but not licensed in New Hampshire, with him. was in the front row. Detectives said Gardner offered He told Judge Edward “Ned” to take a polygraph test and said he Gordon, who allowed him to speak wanted to know what would happen briefly on his brother’s behalf, that the to the people who had originally called family was working on hiring a lawyer the police if he was found to be telling and said the requested $5,000 cash the truth. bail would “be like a million dollars” to see next page Detectives next contacted the from preceding page that infuriates the voters and cripples government into ineffectiveness. Pay theatrical homage to principle and fail to solve problems. And now the elements of obfuscation and magic appear, as ample proclamations and pious brow beatings proceeded in pursuit of the sacrifices required to kill the budget gap. Here is where the shell game begins; when the commissioners negotiate a contract with the unions representing county labor, who will make the adjustments to the budget? Not the
people we elected to do that job, who know the workings of the county institutions and operations, but the people we elected to legislate in Concord. Is this good governance? Will it result in long term savings to the taxpayers? The proposed budget will result in our indigent elders receiving a reduction in already sparse services, and it is going to happen for the sake of political posturing. And there lies the tragedy. Andrew Sanborn Sanbornton
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Vt. professor tells 400 in Bristol that wind energy makes no sense in New England By Mike Mortensen FOR THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
BRISTOL — Wind power projects, like the one that already exists in Newfound Region, and two others that are being proposed, represent the wrong kind of renewable energy source for New Hampshire and the Northeast, according to a scientist who addressed a gathering organized by project opponents. About 400 people turned out at Newfound Regional High School to hear the talk Friday evening by Dr. Benjamin Luce, a physicist and chairman of the Sustainability Studies Program at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt. He appeared at the invitation of New Hampshire Wind Watch, a nonprofit group organized late last year in hopes of becoming the basis of a statewide anti-wind effort. Luce told the audience that the array of 24 wind turbines that make up the Groton Wind project, together with the 37-turbine Wild Meadows Power Project being considered for land in Alexandria, Danbury and Grafton, and a third project of 15 to 25 turbines proposed in Groton, Alexandria and Hebron, is part of an enormous development effort to erect wind turbines on ridgelines in all the mountainous areas of the Northeast. “You’re talking about thousands of miles of ridgelines,” said Luce, who put the figure at upward of 4,000 miles. “You are looking at massive renewal energy development in the Northeast. “This is not (about producing the) power that we need,” Luce continued. “It’s about transitioning away from traditional energy sources” such as nuclear power and fossil fuel generating plants, he said. But in Luce’s opinion putting so much effort into wind-farm development in this part of the country is a flawed strategy. He said that if windfarm projects were developed to the from preceding page the family. He assured the court that Gardner wasn’t going anywhere. Gordon set bail at $3,000 cash and ordered Gardner to have no contact with the young man, the young man’s mother, or either of the two witnesses.
greatest extent — meaning hundreds or thousands of projects — the power they would produce would satisfy only about 2.5 percent of the region’s energy demand. Further, because wind speeds in New England and the Northeast are so fickle, traditional energy plants would still need to remain on-line to ensure the supply of electrical power would be adequate to meet the demand. “Wind won’t be doing any of the heavy lifting to meet our energy needs. Wind is intended to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Lisa Linowes, the executive director of the Industrial Wind Action Group, an anti-wind project group based in Lyman, who participated with Luce in a questionand-answer session after the talk. Luce said he is also concerned about the environmental impact of large wind farms — noise, marring of scenic vistas, harm to local property values, and disrupting of wildlife habitats and flyways used by migratory birds and bats. The only kind of wind-power development that Luce sees as offering any real potential is offshore wind projects, such as Cape Wind — a wind farm which has been approved in Nantucket Sound off Cape Cod. But Luce cautioned that it is still too soon to tell if Cape Wind will live up to its supporters’ expectations. Spending money to develop wind farms on land in this part of the county “is putting money into the wrong resource,” said Luce. Instead, he said it would be better if the money were put into building large-scale solar — or photovoltaic — energy projects. “For one-tenth of what we’re spending on wind we could have a viable solar power source,” he said. Luce said he is further concerned that the growing public opposition to large wind farm projects could undermine public support for other forms of renewable energy. The $100 million Groton Wind project, developed by Spanish wind-power company Iberdrola Renewables, went on line Dec. 31, but is not yet producing at full capacity. Under an agreement with Groton, Iberdrola will pay the town $528,000 and then increase
Gilford Zoning Board of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Gilford Town Hall 47 Cherry Valley Road Gilford, NH 03249 Conference Room A 7:00 P.M. The Gilford Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to hold a public hearing to consider the following application(s): 1. Meadowbrook Farm LLC App. # 2013000009 Applicant is seeking a Special Exception from Article 15, Section 4.2a of the Gilford Zoning Ordinance for a crossing of an intermittent stream by a new access road. A culvert will be installed to maintain hydrology. Tax, Map & Lot # 224009.000 located at 52 & 72 Meadowbrook Lane, in the Resort Commercial (RC) Zone, the Industrial (I) Zone, and in the Aquifer Protection District. 2. Other Business. 3. Minutes. 4. Adjournment.
Four of the 24 wind turbines installed as part of the recently completed Groton Wind Farm as seen from Quincy Road in Rumney. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
the amount of the succeeding payments by 2.5 percent each year for 14 years. Iberdrola has now set its sights on developing the Meadows Power Project. Meanwhile, EDP Renewables of Portugal is hoping to develop the wind farm in Groton, Alexandria and Hebron. State Rep. Suzanne Smith of Hebron, one of two lawmakers who spoke briefly during the event, said concerns about the proliferation of
wind farm projects explains the large number of bills which have been filed in the current legislative session to deal with wind projects specifically or electrical power projects in general. One bill sponsored by state Rep. Harold “Skip” Reilly calls for a moratorium on wind turbine projects. Others deal with developing a new state energy plan, the building of major power lines, and the process used to decide requests to build spesee next page
Lawmakers will be busy with energy-related bills CONCORD — State lawmakers could be spending a great deal of time this legislative session debating the state’s role in the development of the electric power infrastructure in the Granite State. State Rep. Suzanne Smith of Hebron says the list of electric system-related bills is already pretty long. According to her count, proposals that are already, or soon will be, in bill form include: — Requiring the state to draw up a new strategic energy plan. — Establishing moratoriums on
wind-turbine and electric transmission line projects. — Requiring an evaluation to determine whether a specific energy project is necessary. — Mandating that new major transmission lines be buried. — Requiring public participation for site approval certificates. — Establishing energy efficiency standards and clear energy districts. — Requiring specific findings on the need for transmission lines.
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UNITED WAY from page one On February 1 the former United Way of Northern New Hampshire became part of the same organization. Last year, the Lakes Region United Way merged with Whole Family Resource Center in Plymouth and acquired the building that houses a dozen non-profit groups and this month the Lakes Region joined Granite United Way. Granite United Way now controls 80 percent of the United Ways in New Hampshire. Former resident of Lakes Region United Way and now the senior vice president of Community Impact for Granite United Way, Jack Terrill, said he will stay in Laconia. Although the current headquarters building at 95 Water Street is for sale, he said he is not concerned with finding office space should the building sell. Terrill said by joining with Granite United Way, he will have more time to spend on program development and fund raising than before, when at least 15 percent of his time was spent
on administrative duties. In addition, Alan Robichaud, the United Way community development director for Belknap County, will be working from the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce building, where he shares space with Carmen Lorenz of the Belknap Economic Development Council and Karmen Gifford of the chamber. When asked, Primeau said yesterday that he expects people in the Lakes Region will continue to support Granite United Way. “If anything, we’ll be more effective,” he said. Primeau, who is president and Laconia-based Bank of New Hampshire, said the Lakes Region United Way operating budget for 2012 was $1.2- million. By adding that to the $8 million operating budget of Granite United Way, he and President and CEO of Granite United Way Patrick Tufts said they expect to raise and spend $10 million in 2013. Tufts said that by combining into one bigger agency, Granite United Way becomes more attractive to larger
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All totaled, he said the Lakes Region portion of Granite United Way would have 6 full-time and one part-time employee. Granite United Way has 43 full-time positions. Tufts also said Lakes Region United Way usually made three-year commitments to the agencies it funded and the Granite United Way will honor those three-year commitments. “We are excited,” said Primeau. “We’ll have a more vibrant and active United Way.”
INTER-LAKES from page one unanimously agreed to ask voters at the district meeting to approve of an operating budget of $20,998,543 for the 2013-2014 school year. The proposal represents an increase of 2.74 percent over the current budget. More than half of the increase in the budget is due to increased share of teacher retirement costs passed from the state level to local districts. The proposed operating budget does not include increases that would result from the adoption of the new support staff contract. Cunningham said the negotiated wage increase will combine with a 20 cent-per-hour raise that employees will receive as a regular “step” increase, bringing the total raise each support staff employee will see to 90 cents per hour. He was uncertain what effect the raises would have on the overall budget, though he added that the increase brings Inter-Lakes
up to the average level of compensation for support staff when compared to nearby districts. The new health care plan, he said, was one Matthew Thornton (Anthem) enacted “as a step to next year,” when the national Affordable Health Care Act will require districts to offer a plan that would cost employees no more than 9.5 percent of the lowestpaid employee’s salary. The new plan doesn’t quite reach that level, he said, as the district desired to avoid making the jump in one budget cycle. If the district were to fail to comply with the requirements by the time the legislation goes into effect, he said, there would be heavy fines to pay. The Inter-Lakes School Board has scheduled a public hearing on the budget proposal on Wednesday, February 6. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the InterLakes Community Auditorium.
COUNTY from page one understanding of who has authority over the budget,’’ said Thomas. The County Convention voted 10-8 Monday night in support of a motion by Rep. Richard Burchell (R-Gilmanton) to take the budget transfer authority away from the commission. It then proceeded to vote on a number of subcommittee recommendations for cuts to specific line items in department budgets, and in the case of one subcommittee, for recommended changes which would affect all departments of county government. Rep. Herb Vadney (R-Meredith), who chaired one of the subcommittees, offered the motion to strike funds for a proposed three-percent step raise from the budget, along with funding for sick day and longevity bonuses. He also proposed requiring employees to pay the entire 7.3-percent increase in health insurance premiums. The motion to deny the pay raise was adopted on a straight party-line vote, with all 13 Republicans supporting it and all five Democrats opposed. Dennis Fields (R-Sanbornton) joined
the Democrats to oppose passing along the increase in health insurance premiums but it was supported 12-6. All told, the provisional cuts made Monday night added up to $745,000. according to County Administrator Debra Shackett, who said that the County Convention is scheduled to meet again on February 4 at 5 p.m. for a continuation of budget discussions. That is more than a half million less than the $1.3 million that Convention Chairman Colette Worsman (R-Meredith) has set as a target for cuts from the $26.8 million spending plan proposed by the commissioners. Thomas said that from his perspective as a former member and chairman of the County Convention, Monday’s meeting was very confusing for members of the public, who had to wait three hours before what was billed as a public hearing on the budget was opened. ‘’It was very confusing. Many people weren’t sure what budget was being talked about,’’ said Thomas. Peter Ellis of Gilford, chairman of see next page
from preceding page cific projects. Smith, a Democrat, said judging by the list of bill sponsors, these bills have wide bipartisan support. “We’re reacting (to the projects that are being proposed) rather than being proactive about what is in place,” Smith said in a telephone interview on Saturday. Rep. Glenn Cordelli, a co-sponsor of Reilly’s moratorium bill, said that he is concerned that unless legislative action is taken wind turbines
500 into the air, and with rotors that measure 300 feet in diameter — will protrude from the ridges of many of New Hampshire’s mountain ranges. The Tuftonboro Republican said his concern is that someone will propose winds farms in Carroll County, possibly including the ridges of the Ossipee Mountain Range which he can see from his home. Reacting to the turnout at Friday’s gathering in Bristol, Cordelli said, “I think there is a lot of interest and desire for more information.”
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Four years ago, Menuka Dhakal (at left) was living in a refugee camp in Nepal. Since coming to Laconia in November, 2009, she has labored to secure a life for both herself and her family. Shown with Menuka are her mother Indra, father Bhim and sister Tulasha Adhakari. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho)
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LACONIA — From a young age, Menuka Dhakal knew that she wanted to be a nurse, often pretending to give her friends vaccines during their imaginative play. It was a bold dream for such a girl to have. After all, she was one of three children born to a family that was two years into an 18-year stay in a refugee camp. For her first 16 years, she and her family lived in a bamboo and thatch home without electricity, running water or any visible means for her to achieve a career as a medical professional. Yet, now a freshman at Plymouth State University, Dhakal is a few years away from the life that was recently just a dream. To get from where she was to where she is, Dhakal has coupled a few lucky breaks with lots of hard work. Dhakal and her family — father Bhim, mother Indra, younger brother Devi and older sister Tulasha Adhakari — are members of an ethnic minority community that lived in Bhutan for centuries until the government of Bhutan began to persecute them for their religious beliefs, forcing about a hundred thousand of them to flee to refugee camps in Nepal.
Life in the camp was spare, Menuka recalled. “We didn’t have anything, but we were happy with what we had.” Access to education was one of the few things they had, something which turned out to be invaluable to Menuka’s future. School was an hour’s walk from their home, a path that turned to mud during the rainy season. Without umbrellas, monsoons were endured thanks to rain protection improvised from sheets of plastic. Still, Bhim and Indra insisted their children make the long walk to school. Her parents were raised as farmers without formal education. They wanted more for their children, telling them, as Menuka recalled, “You have to go to school and learn to do something else, to be better than us.” At the school in Nepal, Menuka studied core subjects as well as English, her parents’ language of Djonkha and Nepali. That learning paid dividends when, in November, 2009, her family was granted refugee status by the United States and was placed in Laconia. Very soon thereafter, she was attending her first day of school as an LHS freshman. While the social aspect of her new life was dauntsee next page
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still too young to work. So, after school but before tackling her homework, Menuka worked as much as 32 hours a week at a local sandwich shop. “I want to thank my boss because he gave me a job,” she said. “I will be able to help my family.” There were times when the pressure reduced teenage Menuka to tears. However, her moments of weakness were overcome by years of strength. Within three years, Menuka had earned enough credits to graduate from LHS, with a record impressive enough for her to win enough scholarship money to fund a four-year program, housing included, at PSU. She’s enrolled in the nursing program and is considering adding psychology as a second major. It was not many years ago that becoming a nurse was little more than a fantasy for Menuka. “It was my dream from a young age.” Now that she has begun to study the field, her thoughts are pulled back to the refugee camp and the conditions she survived. “Sometimes I want to go back to my country and take care of them. We didn’t have good nurses and doctors, many people died,” she said. “I want to help them.”
quoted as saying by Likud officials. According to preliminary results, Netanyahu’s Likud-Yisrael Beitenu alliance was set to capture about 31 of the 120 seats, significantly fewer than the 42 it held in the ou9going parliament and below the forecasts of recent polls. With his traditional allies of nationalist and religious parties, Netanyahu could put together a shaky majority of 61 seats, initial results showed. But it would be virtually impossible to keep such a narrow coalition intact, though it was possible he could take an additional seat or two as numbers trickled in throughout the night. The results capped a lackluster campaign in which peacemaking with the Palestinians, traditionally the dominant issue in Israeli politics, was pushed aside. Netanyahu portrayed himself as the only candidate capable of leading Israel at a turbulent time, while the fragmented opposition targeted him on domestic economic issues. Netanyahu’s goal of a broader coalition will force him to make some difficult decisions. Concessions to Lapid, for instance, will alienate his religious allies. In an interview last week with The Associated Press,
Lapid said he would not be a “fig leaf” for a hardline, extremist agenda. Lapid’s performance was the biggest surprise of the election. The one-time TV talk show host and son of a former Cabinet minister was poised to win 19 seats, giving him the second-largest faction in parliament. Presenting himself as the defender of the middle class, Lapid vowed to take on Israel’s high cost of living and to end the contentious system of subsidies and draft exemptions granted to ultra-Orthodox Jews while they pursue religious studies. The expensive system has bred widespread resentment among the Israeli mainstream. Thanks to his strong performance, Lapid is now in a position to serve as the kingmaker of the next government. He will likely seek a senior Cabinet post and other concessions. Yaakov Peri, a member of Lapid’s party, said it would not join unless the government pledges to begin drafting the ultra-Orthodox into the military, lowers the country’s high cost of living and returns to peace talks. “We have red lines. We won’t cross those red lines, even if it will cost us sitting in the opposition,” Peri told Channel 2 TV.
BIDEN from page 2 favorite among party activists but several notable Democrats, including Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, are said to be keeping their options open in case Clinton decides not to run again. As vice president, Biden can stay in the spotlight and is no stranger to the demands of a presidential campaign after failed bids in 1988 and 2008. The former Delaware senator has racked up a long list of domestic and foreign policy achievements even as his occasional off-script moments have become fodder for Republicans. “There’s a whole lot of reasons why I wouldn’t run,” Biden, who will be nearly 74 on Election Day in 2016, told CNN in an interview before the inauguration. “I don’t have to make that decision for a while. In the meantime, there’s one thing I know I have to do, no matter what I do. I have to help this president move this country to the next stage.” Yet with his high-profile perch, Biden is doing nothing to tamp down the speculation. Biden’s private swearing-in ceremony on Sunday was attended by recently-elected New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, someone who would be a potent ally in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary. Attendees at a Sunday afternoon reception at the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory said they noticed a lot of party activists from early voting states like New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. “We can always start the political calculations in terms of the number of delegates needed to secure a nomination. But let’s just say I see a number of superdelegates here as well,” Democratic strategist Donna Brazile told reporters following the ceremony.
Inaugural Ball, slipping up and telling partygoers he was “proud to be president of the United States,” prompting cheers. He quickly corrected himself, saying he was “proud to be vice president of the United States, but I am prouder to be ... President Barack Obama’s vice president.” Laughing it off, he said, “There’s goes that.” During the weekend, Biden attended a ball at the Kennedy Center celebrating the party’s Latino voters, who turned into a powerful voting bloc in November’s election. Biden called the Latino community “a decisive factor” in the election. “This is your moment,” Biden said. “America owes you.” Some party stalwarts said it was noteworthy that Biden asked Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina justice, to administer the oath of office. Biden also attended a ball honoring environmentalists, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and other environmental groups, where he said the Obama administration was committed to confronting climate change. “I don’t intend to let these four years go by without getting a hell of a lot done,” on the environment, Biden said. On Inauguration Day, Biden and his wife, Jill, walked part of the parade route, waving to the cheering crowds in a made-for-TV moment. At one point, the vice president even jogged across Pennsylvania Avenue to shake hands with “Today” show weatherman Al Roker. “It seems obvious that he’s going to keep that option open for himself and do the right things,” said Mike Gronstal, the Democratic leader of the Iowa state senate who attended the reception. Gronstal said Biden actively worked the room, thanking supporters for their help during the 2012 campaign. “It was very personal time,” he said.
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Laconia are designed to be in a home-like setting with customized care and services to meet the need of each individual resident. “Our skilled, caring and compassionate staff is here 24 hours a day to help our Assisted Living residents with their daily needs,” said Taylor’s Assisted Living Coordinator Paulette Beyer. “That round-the-clock staffing is important not only for providing care and services, but also for the peace of mind it gives the residents and their families. In addition to assistance with daily activities, social and recreational activities can be just as important as the personal care. According to Eden Alternative founder and author Dr. William H. Thomas, M.D., “The three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom account for the bulk of suffering among our elders.” Paulette Beyer explained how that plays into the Assisted Living environment at Taylor, “In addition to help with specific daily needs, we know that many seniors move into assisted living and thrive because of the time they get to spend with others. “Assisted Living residents find great happiness in making new friends and the social interactions that come see next page
Your Retirement Zone: Review Your Current Medicare Health Insurance Plan
By Cheryl Villani Welcome! To the maiden journey of “Your Retirement Zone” – an opportunity for you to learn and participate in discussions of important topics and issues that affect you in retirement and as you plan for retirement. Ah – retirement – that long sought after goal in our lives – financial and personal independence – Your Retirement Zone! But – we’ve had no training, no preparation, and no resources to turn to – plus – its unchartered waters – we’ve never
done it before! So for that reason – we need to educate and inform ourselves to ensure that we prepare and plan and have a happy, healthy and prosperous life. Whether you’re in retirement or planning for retirement – this column is for you! We’ll address your concerns from everything to: When and how to select Social Security benefits to maximize spousal benefits; how to make sure you don’t outlive your savings; eliminating/reducing taxes on Social Security benefits; pension election and payout options;
assessing how unforeseen circumstances can impact your retirement savings, protecting assets from volatile markets, “pensionizing” retirement savings for guaranteed income; Medicare and long-term care planning; estate and legacy planning – just to name a few. We’ll also be conducting retirement planning educational seminars around the Lakes Region. Our next scheduled programs during the month of February include: Medicare 101: The A,B,C & D’s Saturday, February 16th at 11am
Increase Retirement Income Using Social Security Strategies Saturday, February 23rd at 11am Seminars are held at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Tilton and are free to the public. Reservations are required - please call YourRetirementZone at (603) 345-6755. YOUR TIMELY RETIREMENT TOPIC THIS MONTH: A REVIEW OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICARE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. If you are approaching age 65, or over age 65 and insured through your see page 14
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Cook: ‘She knew no matter what happened, for the rest of her life she’d always have a place to live...’ from preceding page
from the daily contact with fellow residents and staff. Life is more fun when shared with others.” “It can be a very difficult time to talk with a loved one about Assisted Living and at Taylor Community, we understand that,” said Lu Winsor, Admissions Coordinator for Taylor Community and who counsels seniors and family members considering a move into assisted living. “We often talk with adult children and the parents together and individually to find out what each is feeling and learn about what daily assistance is needed. In additional to getting professional assistance, there is also a lot of good information available to guide people through the process.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides the following checklist and notes that any one of the behaviors listed may or may not indicate that an action should be taken and your family member’s physician should be kept informed of physical or psychological behavior changes. Winsor at Taylor emphasizes that once a decision is made to explore Assisted Living options, there are some very important steps to take in selecting the Assisted Living that best
SIGNS TO WATCH FOR:
• Changed eating habits within the last year resulting in weight loss, having no appetite, or missed meals. • Decreased or stopped participating in activities that were previously important to them such as bridge or a book club, dining with friends, or attending religious services. • Changed relationship patterns such that friends and neighbors have expressed concerns. • Other changes in their normal routine or behavior. • Concerns about his/her driving. • Exhibited forgetfulness resulting in unopened mail, piling newspapers, not filling their prescriptions, or missed appointments. • Experienced a fall or other injury. • Mishandled prescription medication. • Mishandled finances such as not paying bills, losing money, paying bills twice or more, or hiding money. suits your needs and wants. “Don’t just look at one place. Explore and compare options as there are considerable differences in everything from
fees to services provided to staffing, etc. Get detailed information in writing and consider having it reviewed by family members, your attorney and
financial advisor. Visit the communities in person and talk with the people who work there as well as the people who live there. Ask about activities and opportunities to socialize including dining. The quality of the food and the whole dining experience is very important. And pay attention to the things that matter most to you since what is important to one person may not be to another.” Miriam Cook, an Assisted Living Resident at Taylor Community, and mother of well-known Manchester Attorney Brad Cook, originally moved to Taylor’s cottages which are independent living. “My mom picked Taylor because they are a continuing care retirement community,” said Brad Cook. “She knew no matter what happened, for the rest of her life she’d always have a place to live,” he said. “It was important to her that she remained at the same place because it’s familiar, the people are familiar and it’s where her Bridge Group is,” he said with a chuckle. Taylor Community is a not-forprofit 501 C 3 continuing care retirement community located in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. For more information or to arrange a visit call 603-524-5600 or toll-free 877-5245600 or visit online at www.taylorcommunity.org.
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How Do You Know Which Retirement Living Option Is Best For You?
Join Taylor for a Lunch & Learn
An opportunity to learn about Taylor Community and talk with those who moved here and live here. Your choice of dates: February 14, March 14, April 11 — 11:30am to 1:00pm Please RSVP today at 524-5600
The Top 12 Taylor Community Myths
Setting the Record Straight (1) There’s a long waiting list - Nope. There are available homes and apartments ready for you to move into (but there is an increase in new residents moving in!). (2) I can’t afford to live there - You’d be surprised. There’s no way to know without comparing what you’re paying now to what you would pay at Taylor. (3) It’s just a Nursing Home- Nope! Look around. This is a vibrant community! Our 104-acre campus includes independent living cottages and apartments, assisted-living apartments, and yes, we do also have an excellent, private-room nursing care facility at our main campus in Laconia. (4) Moving from your home and downsizing is impossible - No, it might seem overwhelming, but we’ve gotten really good at it. Our experienced moving team helps you before, during, and after the move. (5) We’d have to give up our pets - Says who? Pets are welcome. We simply ask that owners take good care of them and respect the rights of other residents. (6) It’s an exclusive community for the rich - More like inclusive! This diverse community is made up of approx. 400 people with different views, faiths, hobbies, interests and lifestyles. We are retired doctors, school teachers, attorneys, postal carriers, nurses, small business owners, engineers, stay-at-home moms, telephone company employees, insurance agents, etc. 7) There are all kinds of rules and restrictions - Quite the contrary! Sure, there are some rules to ensure the safety and satisfaction of all residents. And, there is a rule against tipping or gifting to any staff. But mostly, residents do what they want, when they want, and how they want. (8) You turn over all your assets in exchange for a lifetime of care - False! That was true half a century ago, but not today. What’s yours is yours. Period. (9) I’ll wait to move to Taylor Community when I need to - Please don’t. The time to move is when you’re younger, more active and able to enjoy all the many things the Community offers. Sadly, some people wait too long and regret it later! (10) There’s nothing to do there except quilting or playing Bingo - Wrong! Sure, you can enjoy Bingo and quilting here if that’s your thing. But, you can also enjoy woodcarving, playing Bridge, computer classes, movies in the theater, guest speakers, walking trails, chorus, dining, white water rafting, whale-watching trips, gardening, men’s and women’s groups, fitness programs, the pool, special trips, events and so much more! (11) Everything you do costs money above the regular monthly fee - Not here! Some retirement communities may do this, but we don’t. Yes, some things are extra. If you go on a scheduled trip to a restaurant, you pay for your own drinks and food. Concerts, ball games, shows, etc., you pay for your ticket. Get your hair done in one of Taylor Beauty Shops and that’s your expense. Most other activities and events however are included in your monthly fee. (12) The many amenities are only for Taylor Community residents - False! Every day guests and visitors from throughout the Lakes Region and beyond enjoy the many amenities and facilities here at Taylor. More than 100 area groups and organizations have used the meeting rooms and facilities (at no charge!). Others take advantage of the warm-water therapy pool, the café, movie theater, fitness rooms and more. Guests even participate in some of the special trips and events that we offer as well! Taylor is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) continuing care retirement community.
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employer or retiree health insurance plan – you might want to consider evaluating other Medicare health insurance options that provide comprehensive coverage at significantly lower premiums with no deductibles. Most employer plans and retiree health insurance plans have been increasing premium costs while adding higher and higher deductibles before benefits are covered. Many people with these plans do not realize that there is other choice. Some folks find the group retiree health plans more costly than what is available in the individual Medicare healthcare market – something to think about… In addition, your healthcare needs may have changed and you may no longer be satisfied with the coverage and level of care you’re getting with your current plan. If your premium costs and out-of-pocket expenses are too high – you may want to switch to a plan that may work better for you – one that meets your healthcare needs and fits within your budget. Some plans offer additional value-added benefits – such as discounts to health clubs, vision/eye wear, hearing aides, and medical alert systems. Also, some insurance carriers offer separate supplemental benefits for purchase – such as dental, vision, and life insurance – which can be purchased as a stand-alone bene-
fit – even if you have health insurance with another carrier. Call YourRetirementZone at (603) 3456755 for a complimentary review of your current plan and healthcare insurance plans options that are available for you. Look for our next timely topic in Retirement Living on “How To Create A Retirement Paycheck – Guaranteed For Life!” We welcome your feedback, input and most importantly – your topics of interest and concern. Remember this is “Your Retirement Zone” created to provide timely information and address critical issues and concerns that effect the unique situations of your retirement. Please send us your questions, comments, or concerns for our next column to: www.yourretirementzone.com Cheryl Villani is a Retirement Planning/Insurance Advisor and President of LightPoint Retirement Planning. YourRetirementZone was founded on the premise of providing integrated and comprehensive retirement and insurance planning strategies for hardworking individuals, families and businesses. We specialize in working with pre/ post retirees and seniors to develop retirement planning strategies that create guaranteed lifetime income and a secure retirement. Call us at (603) 345-6755 for a complimentary retirement planning consultation and to receive a Retirement Income Plan Review.
Free yourself from the chores of home ownership W h a t would you do if you were not bound to the cons t a n t repairs of homeownership? The possibilities are endless! Take a hike on miles Wesley Woods. of trails right outside your backyard. Canoe, boat or swim on gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee. Grab some skis and hit the local mountain or travel a short distance north to the finest skiing in the Northeast. Volunteer some time to a favorite cause, or travel the world. Write a book or take up a completely new hobby that you have always wanted to try. Life beckons. However all of this is not easy to do when saddled-down with household chores, maintenance and upkeep. That is why there is Wesley Woods. A home at Wesley Woods offers the freedom to live the active lifestyle you want. The maintenance-free community, designed for folks age 62 plus, gives you the freedom to spend time on you and yours. Inside and out maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, it’s all taken care of. No more cleaning up snow for you. Instead at Wesley Woods you will have more
time to enjoy the endless adventures the Lakes Region has to offer right outside your new front door. Wesley Woods is close to all the amenities one needs to live an independent active lifestyle. Shopping, dining, outdoor activities - whatever your interest may be you will have time and peace of mind to enjoy your passions. New to the area? An attentive on site staff will help connect you with services, groups or destinations. At your new community you will find great neighbors and a village feel. Wesley Woods has a beautiful community and exercise room. In the exercise room, residents enjoy exercising on their own or with a group. The community room is a popular meeting place where you can join others for lunch, a presentation, watching a Friday night movie or partake in a craft group. Come see what makes the neighborhood so special!
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Moments in Plymouth history marked by Educational Theatre Collaborative at PSU
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth, N.H. is an interesting town with an intriguing history. Did you know that baseball legend Babe Ruth visited the Draper and Maynard Building on Main Street when it was a sporting goods factory? Or that the Underground Railroad had a stop in Plymouth at the home of Nathaniel Rogers, now the site of the Silver Center for the Arts? How about a story of a woman and infant traveling alone on horseback several days from Hollis to Plymouth, hiding in a cave one night with the sounds of an Indian encampment just above her? Or that former president Franklin Pierce sat at the bedside of Nathaniel Hawthorne as the great writer lay dying in Plymouth? The Educational Theatre Collaborative, ETC, will premiere an original musical depicting these stories and many more in celebration of Plymouth’s 250th anniversary at the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University campus January 23-27. Marking the Moment, written by PSU Professor Emeritus of History Manuel Marquez-Sterling and Professor Trish Lindberg, artistic director of the Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC), captures illustrative vignettes from Plymouth history in song and dance to retell stories and historical episodes collected by the writers. The idea is rooted in history in 1913, community members staged tableaux around town to mark the town’s 150th anniversary, according to Lindberg. Lindberg says human interest was a significant element in selecting the characters and stories to portray. “I was looking for the stories...the everyday people, as well as famous figures and founding families,” she says. “I’d like people to feel more connected to Plymouth after seeing this show. All of us are making history every day.” Marquez-Sterling used his skill as a dramatic writer to shape the history as a drama. He calls the project “a daunting and awesome task.” The production illustrates that local history is the foundation for national history. None of the world’s greatest dramatists, Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Corneille or any others can surpass the drama that history offers, “ he says. For him, historical fiction is a necessary side of “factual history,” helping to explain what
so frequently the facts by themselves cannot. Will Ogmundson of Sutton wrote the music. Ogmundson says he tried to have the music for this show match the time period it represents. “Babe Ruth’s song is ragtime, the 1950’s song harkens back to Jerry Lee Lewis, and the 1930’s era piece is a Charleston, to give a few examples, so the style is constantly shifting,” the composer says. The cast includes 120 people ages 8 to 77 from some 20 towns. Everyone from a local doctor, a lawyer, a contractor, the university president, provost, dean and director of athletics, the founder of the Common Man family of restaurants, members of Pemigewasset Chorale Society and the local library Young Ladies Library Association as well as community members and children from area schools and students from Plymouth State will help to mark moments in Plymouth history. Performances are January 23-26 at 7 p.m.; January 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre in the PSU Silver Center. Tickets are $25-20 for adults; $22-17 for seniors and $20-15 for youth. A group rate of $14 per ticket for 15 or more tickets purchased at the same time with a single payment is also available. In January, the Silver Center Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and one hour before performances. The Box Office is closed on Monday, January 21. Box Office telephone numbers are (603) 535-2787 and (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at www.plymouth.edu/ silver-center/buy-tickets. Advance tickets are recommended as many performances sell out. The Educational Theatre Collaborative at Plymouth State University, a three-time Moss Hart Award winner for excellence in children’s and community theatre, is an inspiring and innovative arts education program. It is a joint venture of the College of Graduate Studies, Plymouth Elementary School and Friends of the Arts, in its 19th year of producing intergenerational theatre experiences, which include community members, elementary, high school and university students and PSU faculty and staff from across the region.
LRPA-TV featuring Spotlight program on diners
LACONIA — Diners in the Lakes Region is the focus of “Lakes Region Spotlight” on LRPA-TV, Metrocast channel 25 through mid February. The new feature program is produced and hosted by Carol Granfield of Meredith and begins Wednesday January 23 at 10:30 p.m. This program highlights various diners in the Lakes Region, including the Union Diner in Laconia, George’s Diner in Meredith, The Route 104 Diner in New Hamp-
ton and the Center Harbor Diner in Center Harbor. Additionally other diners throughout the region are listed. For a daily program schedule visit www.lrpa.org or view LRPA-TV bulletin board on channel 24. Lakes Region Spotlight is aired daily Monday through Saturday. Granfield welcomes ideas and opportunities for future shows and can be contacted at email@example.com
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Evroks Corporation signs on as sponsor of LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala
LACONIA — For the third year in a row, Evroks Corporation in Winnisquam has signed-on as a $5,000 Gold Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala. Planners of the gala are proud to announce that the event sold out very early this year. On Friday, February 1 over 400 guests will come together at The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa for a fun, elegant evening, all for a great local cause. This year’s theme is A Winter Night’s Romance, and the evening will feature a delicious meal created by O Steaks & Seafood, served in a cozy and elegant atmosphere. Guests will enjoy live and silent auctions and will dance the night away to the sounds of Paul Warnick and Phil ‘n the Blanks. Proceeds from the Red Dress Gala support important cardiac services, programs, and equipment at LRGHealthcare and for our local EMS partners. “On behalf of LRGHealthcare staff, administration, and our patients, I’d like to thank Evroks and the many very generous businesses that have decided to support this year’s Red Dress Gala through sponsorship, advertising, auction donations, and in-kind donations,” states LRGHealthcare Annual Fund
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LRGHealthcare Annual Fund & Special Events Manager Becky Doherty accepts a $5,000 check from Evroks Corporation President Nils Skorve (center) and Project Manager of Evroks Michael Ferrari. Evroks recently signed-on as a Gold Sponsor of the Red Dress Gala, to be held on Friday, February 1 at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn and Spa. (Courtesy photo)
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This Weeks Activities
Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime
Tuesday, January 22nd @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Wednesday, January 23rd @ 10:00 Thursday, January 24th @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.
Teen: Friendship Bracelets
Thursday, January 24th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make your own friendship bracelet. We’ll have all the supplies you’ll need! Adult Book Discussion Series Begins in February Tuesday, February 5 @ 7:00 p.m. “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” by Neil White Discussion leader: Maren Tirabassi Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:00 p.m. “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo Discussion leader: Sophia Woodley Tuesday, April 2 @ 7:00 p.m. “On a Farther Shore: the Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson” by William Souder Discussion leader: Jennifer Lee Tuesday, May 7 @ 7:00 p.m. “Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick Discussion leader: Frumie Selchen Books available at the front circulation desk.
Children: Goss Reading Room Storytime Tuesday, January 29th @ 3:30, at our Goss branch, 188 Elm St. in Lakeport for after school storytime. For more information, call 524-3808.
Wednesday, January 30th @ 10:00 Thursday, January 31st @ 9:30 & 10:30 Stories and crafts in the Selig Storytime Room.
Monday, January 28th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play this popular card game.
Tuesday, January 29th @ 3:30 Laconia Rotary Hall “Hotel Transylvania” PG Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five- stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - to celebrate his daughter Mavis’ 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem - but his world could come crashing down when a human stumbles on the hotel for the first time and takes a shine to Mavis. Admission for teens in grades 6-12 is free.
Adult: Wild Cats of New Hampshire
Thursday, January 31st @ 7:00 Laconia Rotary Hall Cats are evolutionally the most advanced land predators on the planet. Humans have long been both fearful and fascinated by these secretive, stealthy and deadly hunters. This program, presented by staff from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, will focus on the natural history and amazing adaptations of the felines found in New Hampshire.
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co-chairs Susan Brown and Liane Clairmont, and the many guests who will join us on February 1st.” Evroks Corporation joins Presenting Sponsor MB Tractor & Equipment; Entertainment Sponsor Meadowbrook; Silver Sponsors Bank of New Hampshire, Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary; Landmark Benefits, Lovering Volvo, and Meredith Village Savings Bank; Bronze Sponsors BlueSpire Marketing, Decorative Interiors, DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc., FairPoint Communications, Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Franklin Savings Bank, and Health Plans Inc. Corporate Sponsors include Daniels Electric Corporation, EPTAM Plastics, and Holbrook Insurance Center. Major event supporters include: Annalee Dolls, Comcast Spotlight, Crown Design, Divine Inspirations, Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, Lakes Region Floral Studio, O Steaks & Seafood, Paul Warnick and Phil ‘n the Blanks, Tim Cameron – Achber Studio, Tylergraphics, What’s Up Cupcake and Candy Buffets, 5 Star Entertainment, 98.3 LNH, and live auctioneer Warren Bailey. LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community
Forest Society plans snowshoe hike through Weeks Woods on Feb. 2
GILFORD — The Society For The Protection of NH Forests is sponsoring a snowshoe hike on Saturday Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon through Weeks Woods in Gilford, across from the Gilford Town Hall. This is a moderately strenuous 2 mile hike over rolling terrain. The hike will be led by SPNF land steward Hal Busch and allow for some discussion of trees, stone walls and tracking. Bring snowshoes, water and prepare for cold weather with winter boots. The group will meet at 9 A.M. at the Gilford Public Works parking lot, across 11A from the entrance to Weeks Woods. RSVP to Hal at halbus@ metrocast.net or 524 4173. Storm date is Feb 3 and please no dogs on group hikes.
Grace Capital Church hosting family movie night
SANBORNTON — Grace Capital Church is hosting a family movie night Friday January 25 at its Laconia Campus. The church is located at 533 Main St. directly under the parking garage. The movie will be Kung Fu Panda. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:30. There is no charge and free popcorn and water will be served. Everyone from the area is welcome, but note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Seating will be on the carpet so cushions or a blanket to sit on are suggested.
Masons hold breakfast & bake sale on Saturday
SANBORNTON — The Masons of Doric-Centre Lodge #20 are continuing their public breakfasts and bake sales on the fourth Saturday of each month from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building on 410 West Main Street (Rt 3/11 West) in Tilton. This month’s breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 26. They serve a full breakfast, including eggs cooked to order, and the cost is $7. Proceeds will benefit the various charities the Lodge supports. The Masonic Lodge will also be open for public tours and information. For more information about the breakfasts or about the Masons, contact Woody Fogg at 524-8268.
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Kiwanis Club supports GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes Winter Carnival planned on Playground Drive in Moultonborough Sunday
MEREDITH — The Meredith Kiwanis Club have donated $5,000 to the fledgling GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes Program. The GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes Program will begin its’ first year of service in June of 2013. The program, modeled after the GOT LUNCH! Laconia Program, will offer weekly deliveries of groceries, during summer school vacation, to families located in the Inter-Lakes School district. Many children get their only Amy Elﬂine, owner, Mug by the Bay and The Mug Restaurant; Christine Hoedecker, Fundraising Chair, nutritional meal of the Got Lunch!; Hillary Jollimore, board member, Meredith Kiwanis; Steve Gasco, president, Meredith day via school lunches Kiwanis; Carla Horne, Co-Chair, Got Lunch! And Town of Meredith Selectman. (Courtesy photo) and during the summer vacation months, this critical element is missing. sponsored by the popular local eatery, The Mug ResProgram Co-Chair, Carla Horne said, “Thank you Mertaurant. The two were introduced by Mug owner edith Kiwanis. This enormous contribution to our proAmy Elfline who held the fundraiser. gram is overwhelming. The outreach of support from the Kiwanis International is a global organization of community from individuals to businesses and charitamembers dedicated to serving the children of the world. ble organizations shows the commitment to community Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly 600,000 memand we would not be here without GOT LUNCH! Lacobers strong—annually raise more than $100 million nia and our hardworking advisory committee.” and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to Kiwanis Board of Director Member Hillary Jollistrengthen communities and serve children. more met Ms. Horne at a GOT LUNCH! Fundraiser
Full Wolf Moon snowshoe planned in Moultonborough
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Recreation Department will host a Moonrise Snowshoe Hike on Sunday, January 27. The Full Wolf Moon rises the night before, so the moon is sure to be bright and light the way. Setting out at 4:45 p.m. the hike will meander through the grounds at Playground Drive in Moultonborough and then venture out into the neighboring Tree Farm. After the hike,
MRD will provide snacks & hot cider at the Playground Drive Concession Stand. This event is scheduled to conclude at approximately 6:30 p.m. Bring snowshoes if you have them. There will be limited pairs to borrow for those who don’t. Call the Moultonborough Recreation Department for more information at 603/476-8868 or visit www.moultonboroughnh.gov
SANBORNTON — Steele Hill will hold it’s Annual Sanbornton Open House on Sunday January 27 from 2-5 p.m. The open house welcomes families from Sanbornton a chance to get out and enjoy the community
members in a warm and friendly atmosphere. There will be free use of the Steele Hill West pool, hors d’oevres, soft drinks and entertainment. Residents can make reservations by calling 603-5240500 Ext. 0 by January 24.
MOULTONBOROUGH — Join the Moultonborough Recreation Department for an afternoon of free family fun on Sunday, January 27. Winter Carnival will take place at Playground Drive from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon kicks off with a Cardboard Box Sled Competition. Get creative with your sled design. Sleds will be judged in several categories and competitors will be divided in to 4 age groups. All sleds must be pre-registered at the Moultonborough Recreation Department by noon Friday, January 25. Registration forms and details are available at www.moultonboroughnh.gov Other Winter Carnival activities will include snow painting, snow tug-o-war, silly snowball games, winter biathlon (snowshoeing and snowball target toss), ice skating relays and more. All are invited to join in the fun. There is no charge to participate in any of the activities. The concession stand will have hot cocoa and goodies available for sale. Activities are subject to change without notice.
Senior Moment-um Movie & Breakfast on January 28
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program ‘’Coffee and a Modern Classic’’ on Monday, January 28 at 9 a.m. at the Community Church Fellowship Hall. Participants will be watching the inspirational, “March of the Penguins”. The movie and coffee are free of charge. Breakfast ,which includes eggs, bacon, toast and orange juice, will be available for anyone interested at $2 per person. Anyone interested in breakfast must RSVP by Friday, January 25 by calling the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). No one is trying to deceive you; however, there are those around you who want you to react in a certain way and they will position themselves accordingly. You’ll be wide-awake. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Does your heart in fact have an agenda that your head is not aware of? The evidence points to “yes” as you find yourself doing the opposite of what you had planned. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s said that many love the king and few love the pauper. But the king still insists that it’s lonely at the top. And the pauper knows his small circle give true affection without ulterior motives. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You like your friends to agree with you, though you don’t require it. In fact, today you’ll appreciate their contrary opinions a great deal. Constructive criticism will help you make the best choice. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s something sweet in reminiscence. For you, it’s not really about being stuck in the past. Rather it’s about creating a past that mingles poetically with your present point of view. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 23). This is a grand, crossword puzzle of a year. The answers come easily over the next six weeks. In April, you’ll fill in the empty blocks that stump you with the help of smart friends. February is a chance for heart connection. June brings travel and a satisfying victory. There’s new, lucrative work for you in March. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 1, 22, 36 and 28.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Even though you’re generous, you’re also mindful of the utility of your gifts. If it won’t be used or appreciated, it’s a wasted effort. You’ll be careful how and to whom you share now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). On this day, you taste the good life. What makes it the good life is that it’s the only portion of life you can fully experience and influence at this time. Realizing this makes it ever sweeter. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A snake must give up the outer parts of his former self in order to grow. You’re not like that -- you grow best by giving up something inside. You’ll let go of remnants of your former self that no longer applies. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don’t have to analyze where you went wrong because it will soon go quite right, rendering the exercise useless. For now, hold on with faith. Trust that you’re meant for good things. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your personal plot is determined by the contents of your character. You’ll work to uphold and refine your values, namely the ones that have to do with keeping your word. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may come up against a difference of pacing and it’s a healthy thing to deal with. After all, you don’t need someone who always sits when you sit and jumps when you jump -- that’s what shadows are for. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may catch yourself in the act of trying too hard because you want something very badly. Back off and examine the many options available to you. Holding on so tightly to this one is restricting and needless.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2013. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would be formally signed four days later in Paris. On this date: In 1789, Georgetown University was established in present-day Washington, D.C. In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called “Lame Duck Amendment,” was ratified as Missouri approved it. In 1937, 17 people went on trial in Moscow during Josef Stalin’s “Great Purge.” (All were convicted of conspiracy; all but four were executed.) In 1943, critic Alexander Woollcott suffered a fatal heart attack during a live broadcast of the CBS radio program “People’s Platform.” In 1950, the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In 1960, the U.S. Navy-operated bathyscaphe (BATH’-ih-skahf) Trieste carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, reaching a depth of more than 35,000 feet. In 1964, the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified. In 1968, North Korea seized the Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, charging its crew with being on a spying mission. (The crew was released 11 months later.) In 1977, the TV mini-series “Roots,” based on the Alex Haley novel, began airing on ABC. In 1985, debate in Britain’s House of Lords was carried on live television for the first time. One year ago: Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms in a crackling campaign debate in Tampa, Fla. In a rare defeat for law enforcement, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed to bar police from installing GPS technology to track suspects without first getting a judge’s approval. Today’s Birthdays: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., is 89. Actress Jeanne Moreau is 85. Actress Chita Rivera is 80. Actor-director Lou Antonio is 79. Actor Gil Gerard is 70. Actor Rutger Hauer is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jerry Lawson (The Persuasions) is 69. Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., is 66. Singer Anita Pointer is 65. Actor Richard Dean Anderson is 63. Rock musician Bill Cunningham is 63. Rock singer Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) is 60. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (vee-yah-ry-GOH’-sah) is 60. Princess Caroline of Monaco is 56. Singer Anita Baker is 55. Reggae musician Earl Falconer (UB40) is 54. Actress Gail O’Grady is 50. Actress Mariska Hargitay is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Nelson is 42. Actress Tiffani Thiessen is 39. Rock musician Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie) is 38. Christian rock musician Nick DePartee (Kutless) is 28. Singer-actress Rachel Crow is 15.
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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Lakes Region Listens community conversation centered around the question of kindergarten in the Winnisquam Regional School District. Registration hour begins at 5:30 p.m at Winnisquam Middle School. Discussions begin at 6:30 p.m. A light supper will be served prior to the discussion. For more information or to pre-register email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Harlem Wizards basketball fundraiser to benefit American Legion in Laconia. 7 p.m. at Laconia High School. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults. Proceeds will go towards scholarships the American Legion presents to local seniors. ABC and ME at the Meredith Library. 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Preschool Class ages 3-5. Gilford Public Library Happenings. Check – Out – An – Expert!, 10 a.m. to noon. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gilford Write Now Writers’ Group, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hall Memorial Library happenings. Video Sale 10-6 p.m. - 50 cents/VHS. Story Time 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts featuring shape and bake bread 3:30 p.m. The Thrifty Yankee (121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607. Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work. Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks. Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information. Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 Workshop on Happy and Heathy House Plants presented at the Opechee Garden Club meeting. 1 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library. For more information call 2937357, email email@example.com or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com. New members welcome. Speed Schemoozing event held by Women Inspiring Women. 5 p.m. at the Margate Resport. Snacks and refreshments served from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Reservations required. To RSVP go to wiwnh.com. Free Hearing Screening by Audiology Specialists of Laconia at the Tilton Senior Center. 10:30 am. For more information call 527-8291. Inter-Lakes Over Fifty club meeting and program held at the St. Charles Parish Hall. 1:30 p.m. Anyone 50 and Plus is welcome. For more information please call 253-9916. Hall Memorial Library daily events. Video Sale, 10-6 p.m. 50 cents/VHS. Presentation entitled Alcatraz: The Infamous History of “The Rock” by Polly Fife. 6 p.m. Refreshments served.
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Family movie night at Gilman Library Friday
ALTON — A Family Movie Night will be held at the Gilman Library, 100 Main Street, Alton, at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 25. Movie night includes popcorn and drinks and attendees are free to bring camp chairs or pillows to make the experience even more comfortable. Family movies are drop-in and therefore don’t require preregistration but are not drop-off. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call for more information regarding featured presentations 875-2550.
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LACONIA — Registration for the Lakes Region Girls Softball 2013 season is now open. Anybody interested in playing softball for LRGS in 2013 needs to make sure they are registered with the league. Registration is available at any one of the dates and times listed below. For convenience, registration forms are available online at lakesregiongirlssoftball.com. LRGS Registration dates: — Saturday, January, Belmont Elementary School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. — Thursday, January 31, Canterbury Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. — Saturday, February 2, Belmont Elementary School, 8 a.m-2 p.m. — Thursday, February 14, Belmont Elementary School, 5–6:30 p.m. — Saturday, February 23, Belmont Middle School, 8-11 a.m. — Thursday – March 14, Belmont Elementary School, 5–6:30 p.m. Registration also available at all Winter Warm-up Clinics, listed below: — Saturday – February 23, Laconia Middle School, 4-7 p.m. — Saturday – March 2, Laconia Middle School, 4-7 p.m. — Saturday – March 9, Laconia Middle School, 4-7 p.m.
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Gilford Public Library Happenings. Toddler Time (18 mo – 3 yrs) 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Conversational French 3:30 to 4 p.m. Tales for Tails (K – Grade 4) 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Laconia Indoor Market. 3-6 p.m. at Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. Various farmers, food vendors, artisans, and independent sales representatives will be present. For a full list of vendors and specials go to http:// laconiaindoorwintermarket.weebly.com/index.html. Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179. American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m. Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach. Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741. Better Together meeting. 4 to 6 p.m. at the Laconia Middle School.
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Dear Annie: I’ve been studying abroad in Rome for the past three months. I head back to America in a few weeks. I can honestly say I haven’t missed being home. I’ve absolutely loved my stay in Europe. I feel safe and happy. The one thing I’m dreading is reverse culture shock. I’m afraid I’ll resent my small-town college or that I’ll become depressed when I get home. All of my friends will have left for their own study-abroad adventures. No one will be able to speak the Italian I’ve learned and help me maintain my fluency. The foods and pastimes that I’ve become fond of are nonexistent in America. My European friends say I should just enjoy the little time I have left abroad and keep positive thoughts when I’m back in America, but I don’t expect my reimmersion process to be that easy. How can I learn to stop living like a dead man walking and not fall into a pit of despair once I board the plane “home”? -- Pining for Rome Dear Rome: Please recognize how fortunate you are to have had the opportunity to spend time in Europe and the fact that you’ve enjoyed it so much. You will miss your Italian friends and Italian pasta, but try not to over-romanticize the experience. Accept it for the short-term fun it was, and know that you can certainly return whenever you can afford to do so. How well you adjust depends entirely on your attitude. Be determined to make it as positive as possible. Dear Annie: I have a problem with my parents’ decorating habits. They insist on putting up artwork that I did when I was a child. The dining room, living room and bedrooms all have pictures that I drew or painted from the time I was 6 until I was 17. I have repeatedly asked that they remove them, but they say they can’t bear to take them down. Mind you, they have no such pictures from my sister’s childhood. In fact, they don’t even display pictures their grandchildren
have drawn. I know it’s their house, but I’m a 35-year-old man, and I don’t want people to see this stuff and think I still do such childish collages. It also feels creepy. It’s like my parents aren’t allowing me to grow up. My father insists on telling people I am an artist. At one time, I wanted to be, but now I am a high school teacher and proud of it. How can people take me seriously after talking to my parents? My father says being an artist is special and interesting, and he becomes unhappy if I ask him to describe me differently. I’ve gotten so fed up that I dread visiting their home, especially when they have guests. What do I do? -- Not an Artist Dear Artist: So your parents think being an artist is ever so much more glamorous than other professions, and they prefer to fantasize about your job. Your attempts to force them to change will only make all of you miserable. Who cares what their friends think? As long as you conduct yourself appropriately and correct any misimpressions, no one will mistake you for a 9-year-old with fingerpaints. We know it’s annoying, but please try to ignore this. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Dreading Christmas,” whose husband’s two siblings take turns hosting Christmas Eve dinners in their homes, but they won’t let her reciprocate because she doesn’t want to have it in her house. I have two sisters who love hosting Thanksgiving dinner and alternate each year. They have lovely china and beautiful homes. I have always lived in a small house, but we have a beautiful yard and garden. We reciprocate by hosting a barbecue on Labor Day weekend. Maybe “Dreading Christmas” could do something like this. -- Oregon
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LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $800/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479
LACONIA: Pleasant Street, 1BR, $750. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837.
LACONIA Elegant, large one bed room in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885 LACONIABeacon St. West Luxury condo. Furnished, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite countertops, storage unit, gym included. Very low utilities. Free Internet & cable. Non-smoker/No pets. Security, lease & references required. $750/Month. 455-4075 LACONIA- Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment with sunroom & storage. $850/Month, includes heat/hot water. Near hospital and stores. Good rental history and credit report required. 603-707-1510 or 530-474-1050 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 1-bedroom great move-in special. $650/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034
LACONIA: Spacious 2-bedroom 1-bath duplex. Basement w/storage, washer/dryer hook-ups. Big yard, parking. No pets/no smoking, $800/Month, + utilities. 603-387-6847 MEREDITH- 2-bedroom 1-bath townhouse condo. Laundry on-site, $800/Month + utilities. Parking/plowing included. No smoking/pets. 527-4160 MIDDLE aged Woman to share house. Washer/Dryer, cable TV, New room. $500/Month. 290-2324 Call Al MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551 MOULTONBOROUGH- Winnipesaukee Waterfront home. Female to share with same. $850/Includes all unitlities. Cable/Internet 603- 253-8848
LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 www.whitemtrentals.com.
LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, www.whitemtrentals.com.
CAIRN Terrier Puppies- 3 females, 1 wheat with black mask, 2 brindles. (Toto) Hypoallergetic, great pets. $300 267-8970
1998 BUICK Riviera- 113K, Excellent condition, green, leather, all options. Salvage title, $2,500. 603-496-5619
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BELMONT- Nice, one bedroom, second floor apartment on horse farm. Heat and hot water included, dogs considered. $700. per month plus one months security deposit. For application and showing contact Amy at 603-520-0314 leave message.
LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO.
SANBORNTON Rooms- Home near Tilton & I-93. One furnished $125/Week, one unfurnished $115/Week. All utilities, laundry, kitchen, bath. No drugs or drinking. Smoking okay. Males only. 603-286-9628
LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771.
SANBORNTON: Efficiency apartment, close to Route 3. Clean, bright, newly painted. Heat & electric included. No smoking/ pets. $700/month. Security deposit and references required. 520-0859.
FOUND! SEEING EYE DOG! Thank you to everyone who took the time to help find my German Shepherd! I missed her very much and she is now home safe and sound! LABRADOR Retriever pups AKC, gorgeous litter of 7. Healthy happy, 1st shots and health certificates, in-home raised (603)664-2828. ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $500-$600. 603-340-6219
Announcement MAKE EXTRA CASH by consigning your unwanted furniture and home decor items. Please call 524-1175 or stop in at Too Good To Be Threw, 84 Union Ave., Laconia
Appliances 2010 GE Profile stainless side-by-side refrigerator. 25.5 Cu. Ft. Ice/water dispenser in door. $750. 603-387-2954
Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1990 Olds V-6 Auto. 138K miles, good shape, $1,495 OBO.
2000 Lincoln Towncar: Heated leather, moonroof, 8-disc player, remote start, 79k miles, great condition, 1-owner. $4,995. 524-6866. 2008 Honda CRV EX, Light Blue, 74K miles, Excellent condition. $14,000 or B.O. 603-524-7911 98 Isuzu Rodeo- 35K miles, new engine, new everything. Clean truck, 4-cylinder $1,500. 603-832-8621 BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. PRE 1972 Classic 4 speed cars wanted. Especially convertables. 978-771-8818.
BOATS WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature couple, mostly weekday use. Kevin or Karen 802-263-5700
Business Opportunities BEAUTIFUL 3 acre Gilford lot with excellent frontage on busy intersection with existing 9000 sf. building. Perfect for any retail, especially local market/farmers market/craft type business. Owner looking for qualified operator/owner with capital to establish a successful partnership using our land and building. This is a real chance to be your own boss of a great business. Please call
Child Care MEREDITH CHILDCARE AVAILABLE Experienced & professional provider. Amy (603) 303-2384
Employment Wanted HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time cleaning. Hillarie, 998-2601
For Rent LAKEPORT- Nice Three Bedroom Apartment only three years old. Has 1 1/2 baths, natural gas heat, nice kitchen and walk-out basement. Includes washer/dryer & dishwasher. No utilities included. Available February 1st. Security deposit $1,075. and first month rent $1,075. Will pay $200 toward moving expenses. Serious callers only. If you are ready to move...call 603-524-8533 APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.)
BELMONT: Perkins Place 2-bedroom townhouse style. $775/Month, only $99 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034 CENTER HARBOR- Walk to supermarket/restaurants/water. Water/Mountain views. New paint/carpet, etc. 1 or 2 bedrooms, heat Included, from $645/month. No Pets. 603-937-1007 GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269. GILFORD, Single male needs roommate(s). 2 bedrooms available. $125 per week, plus share utilities. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098. GILMANTON Iron Works: 3 bedroom 1 bath house. Washer/Dryer included. $1,375/Month + utilities. Call 364-7437 LACONIA 1 bedroom apartment. Close to Bartlett Beach. Heat & lights, $175/Week + security & references. No pets. 603-528-5940 LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771
FURNISHED Room with private bathroom. Heat, hot water & cable included. $150 per week.
LACONIA, small 1 BR, $150/week. Includes heat and lights. References and security
LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $925/month plus utilities. 875-2292. LACONIA: Dyer St. 2-bedroom townhouse style. Great move-in special, $775/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application fee. Call 238-8034 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428
2-Bedroom, 1-Bath, 1st floor apart ment, offstreet parking, locked storage & basement, beautifully renovated including washer and dryer. $975/month includes heat, hot water, a/c & snow removal. No pets/smoking.
TILTON: Downstairs 1-bedroom. $630/Month. Heat and hot water included. No dogs, 603-630-9772 or 916-214-7733.
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FIESTA Dinnerware: (4) 4-piece place settings. Colors: sunflower, tangerine, shamrock, seafoam. Excellent condition, $75. 393-9418.
SMALL Heating Oil Deliveries: No minimum required. Eveningweekend deliveries welcome. Benjamin Oil, LLC. 603-731-5980
DINING Room Set- Cherry table 40X80, six side chairs, small buffet, solid wood, original $2,300 selling $590. 286-4759
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Dining Room Set- Table (expands to 8ft), 8 chairs, china, server. White maple overlayed with butternut veneer. $3,500. 527-0955
AMAZING! Beautiful Queen or Full-sized Mattress/ Box-spring Set. LUXURY-FIRM European Pillow-Top Style. Fabulous Back, Hip and Leg Support, Hospitality A+ Rating! All New Factory Sealed with 10-YR Warranty. Compare Cost $1095, SELL $249. Can Delivery and Set-up. 603-305-9763
Two sofa beds, one with matching loveseat, free to taker . 527-0955 NEW trailer load mattresses....a great deal! King set complete $395, queen set $249. 603-524-1430.
in the Lakes Region with a proven track record in growth; is seeking highly motivated, success driven individuals. Potential earnings average between $17-$40 an hour. Daytime and evening shifts available. No experience necessary, onsite training provided. Call for application information:
FREE Pickup for your unwanted, useful items. Garages, vehicls, estates cleaned out and yardsale items. (603)930-5222.
Help Wanted Appalachian Mountain Teen Project hiring youth mentor/ wilderness trip leader. Details at www.teenprojectnh.com
For Sale (3) Beveled-Glass Mirrors: Each 22”x68” in wooden frame. Can be removed from frame. $300. 393-9418.
Moving sale- Twin beds, daybed, dressers, coffee tables, recliner, 1-year old Jodel woodstove. Call 603-986-3551
4 Karastan Carpets- 10X14 Serapi $1,200, 4X6 Heriz, $250. 3X5 Multi-color Panel $125- 2X4 Rose Sarouk, $50. 603-528-9661
NORDIC Track Pro 1000S Treadmill, $100. Total Gym XL $300. 603-387-4745, Leave message.
AMAZING! Beautiful Pillowtop Mattress Sets. Twin $199, Full or Queen $249, King $449. Call 603-305-9763 See “Furniture” AD.
PIANOS: What greater gift to give a child than a piano? Call 524-1430.
CHINA- Royal Doulton- Tiara pattern. 6 place settings, gravy boat, vegetable bowl & service platter. $200. 603-528-9661 Dining room table 42X66, opens to 42X96 with 8 upholstered chairs. Good condition, $250/OBO. 528-5202 DRIOD Smart Phones- Motorola, HTC, Samsung. Refurbished & store models $75. Used Droids $45-$60. 387-3078 ELECTRIC Wheelchair: Never used, many extras, $1,500. 524-2877.
Remodeling- Kitchenaid dishwasher, butcher block top, older model, works beautiful. Entertainment center, hardwood 54inX54in with glass doors, on coasters for easy moving. Couch with matching chair. Please ask about other furniture. 630-4523 SEASONED Firewood for SaleCan deliver in Laconia area. $225./Cord 603-387-0147 SET of 4 snow tires mounted on aluminum Jeep rims. 235-75-15. $150. Set of 4 snow tires mounted on Ford rims, 205-65-15, $150. 630-0957
HOUSEKEEPERS Wanted: We are looking for hard working people who know what clean is! Part-time positions, with potential for full-time hours available in the peak season. Must be flexible, reliable and dependable. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at Fireside Inn & Suites (formerly B. Mae's Resort), Junctions of Routes 11 & 11B, Gilford, NH.
Gilford School District Coaching Positions High School - Head Boys Track and Field High School - JV Softball Middle School - Softball If interested please send letter of interest to: Dave Pinkham, Athletic Director Gilford High School 88 Alvah Wilson Road, Gilford, NH 03249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information call 524-7146 x 251
LICENCED Cosmetologist wanted for small residential salon. Must have 3+ years experience & some clientele. 527-8980. NEW HAMPTON: Hard working, must be 18, to clean barn stalls, 2 hours a week, pays $ 10/hr. Call 744-0107
TECHNICIAN WANTED Winnisquam Auto is growing. Great opportunity for the right person. Must have tools and state inspection license. Great place to perfect your trade and work alongside a Grade A Technician. Must possess a good attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced shop. Looking for a journeyman or apprentice-type abilities. Send resume to email@example.com or call 603-524-7171. PT Experienced Custodian/ Floor Care. Sunday - Thurs. evening, 10 pm - 4 am. 30 hours per week, $10/ hour. Must clear background check. 524-9930.
HELP WANTED FOR BUSY LAW OFFICE Seeking part-time (with potential for full-time) Legal Assistant/Probate Paralegal to add to our expanding Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration Department. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently required. Candidate must have strong secretarial and computer skills. Experience with WordPerfect, Excel, bookkeeping and accounting skills a plus. Qualified applicants should send resume to:
Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC ATTN: Employment P.O. Box 575 Laconia, NH 03247-0575
Home Improvements TOTAL FLOOR CARE, TOTAL HOME CARE Professional Floor sanding, refinishing. Repair: remodeling, painting, cleaning. 603-986-8235
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Seminar on starting a business for less than $1,000 Dance, music and art performance at Karl Drerup Art Gallery PLYMOUTH — The dream of starting your own business might be closer than you think. Come to Pease Public Library on Wednesday, January 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. and learn a simplified approach to starting a business. Michael Tentnowski, director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, will share his insights and knowledge from 20 years of experience assisting entrepreneurs and offer his how-to, quick-start concept to create a business. Focusing on opportunity, management, and finance, Tentnowski will offer ways to explore real world business possibilities that can be developed now and how to create a viable business with less than $1,000. This event is free, but space is limited, so reserve a seat by contacting the Center office at 535-3222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tentnowski, director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the director of an Incubator, director of a Physical Science Institute, Vice President of an
E-commerce energy trading platform, graduate level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers culminated in co-authoring The Virginia Entrepreneur’s Guide. With two successful start-ups of his own, Tentnowski received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana. Newly arrived from Delaware, he is happy to be in New Hampshire, back among the mountains. As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton County. Managed by Plymouth State University, the ECP is an incubator in the community complete with services to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through one-on-one counseling, resource referrals, and hands-on learning. For more information about programs or the ECP, contact the Center office at 536-2011 or email kim@ EnterpriseCenterNH.com. This program is sponsored by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Grafton County Economic Development Council.
SANBORNTON — In partnership with the Sanbornton Public Library, the Sanbornton Congregational Church - UCC will be sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month at the library. Show time will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. The first film, shown on February 6, will be “Bonhoef-
fer” (Journey Films 2003- 93 minutes). Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. A discussion will follow the film led by Rev. Ruth Martz. For further information call the church at 286-3018.
Film series launches Feb. 6 at Sanbornton church
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PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program at Plymouth State University will host a site-specific performance of music, dance and art at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at the gallery. Choreographer Joan Wiegers, former director of dance at Plymouth State University, and 30 PSU alumni and friends from 1989-2007 will return to campus for the performance. Wiegers says the program will “blend the lines between movement, live music, audience and art. The dancers will explore the concept of ‘dancers in shapes.’” The performance occurs throughout the entire space, with audience members invited to walk through the gallery and observe dancers continually changing the line and design of each shape. Composer Adam Darnell is from Norwell, Mass., and is currently a senior music technology student at Plymouth State University. He has been composing music and working with digital media for five years. Area artist Sara Hage of Plymouth is the staging artist for the program. Wiegers is a master teacher, choreographer and performer, presently teaching at colleges, schools and dance centers throughout New England and beyond. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is located in the Draper and Maynard Building on North Main Street. For information call the gallery at (603) 5352614 or logon to www.plymouth.edu/gallery.
Bills Small Engine Repair. Snowmobiles, ATVs, snowblowers, generators and more. Free pick-up & delivery. 267-8766 DELETED YOUR PHOTOS? We can get them back! Call 524-4042.
NURSE NEEDED RN FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS Dialysis experience preferred, but not a must. Senior nursing students may apply. Please send resume to: Central NH Kidney Center 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Call
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Storage Space LACONIA: Storage shed on South Main St. 8 1/4 x 4 1/4, $15/month. 524-1234.
Wanted Small aircraft owner looking to rent (ASAP) heated space near Laconia airport. 603-991-0768 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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