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Your Guide to What’s Happening in NH’s Lakes Region 


May 12 • Vol 31 • No 2

Tee’d Up

Let’s Get Ready For Summer!

In This Issue

Boating • pages 13-15 Golf • pages 8 & 13

What’s Up • pages 6 & 7


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An historic and remarkable property with nearly 90 acres consists of three lots of record. The first is the Kona boathouse, a residence with living quarters with 4 bedrooms. The second lot is the Kona beach with 20 boatslips. The third is the Mansion with 37 guest rooms, dining room and convention area. Clearly a one of a kind property.



One of the most tasteful and quality homes on Lake Winnipesaukee. Sweeping views with a 270’ waterfront, a sandy beach, a double u-shaped dock with a canopy and spacious waterside decking add to outdoor fun. Architecturally designed and constructed to perfection. Spectacular views. $6,888,000


Contemporary and classic touches are blended perfectly in this impressive waterfront home with unmatched views. A recent renovation will impress the sophisticated buyer who wants both luxury and quality. The kitchen is a masterpiece! Radiant, in-floor heat warms the stunning tile floors that are perfect for waterfront living. $2,795,000


In a park-like setting this Shingle style home with craftsman details is spacious and sun-filled. The great room is surrounded by windows and leads to a picturesque veranda which overlooks the lot that is filled with perennial gardens, walkways to the water and a lovely expanse of lawn. Location is prime. Views are dramatic. $2,395,000

GILFORD - Pride of ownership is clearly evident at this fabulous, custom Timberpeg Post & Beam home on a level lot with mountain views, sandy beach. Built with pride and outstanding quality with amenities and upgrades GILFORD - Lake and mountain views found only in the finest custom built homes. are stunning at this beautifully and totally Club amenities include tennis, clubhouse, renovated, fully furnished 2-bedroom condo acreage. $2,195,000 at Samoset at Winnipesaukee. Baths, triple glazed windows, hardwood flooring and carpeting, kitchen, appliances, ceilings, paint all are new. Great amenities! $469,000

GILFORD - Step inside, and you will be instantly impressed with the charm and privacy of this beautifully updated and expanded 4-bedroom Governor’s Island home. Waterfront has a spacious deck with a u-shaped dock and jetty. Sunsets are phenomenal. The second ALTON - On a beautifully landscaped, level level master bedroom is spacious and enjoys lot with an expanse of lawn and sandy beach, this well designed home is perfect for enterlovely lake views. $1,795,000 taining. High ceilings, walls of glass, well appointed kitchen, open spaces, large decks, attached and detached garages, and 3 levels of living. Location is quiet and very private. $1,295,000

MEREDITH - A captivating home on a wonderfully private, level lot in sought after Meredith. With over 1,600 sq. ft. of covered decking, there is a remarkable amount of outdoor living space for summer enjoyment. WonderMEREDITH - This lovely 4-bedroom Grouse ful lake and mountain views. Main home has Point home has picturesque lake and moun- 2 bedrooms plus a bunk area. Bunk house has tain views. Updated kitchen, wine cellar, 2 bedrooms. $749,000 gleaming hardwood flooring. Sweeping deck overlooks private yard. Grouse Point amenities include clubhouse, indoor pool, docks and three beaches. It is an outstanding gated community. $875,000

LACONIA - A charming home, with a desirable boat rack and storage garage, that has been beautifully updated including windows, siding, carpet, baths, gas fireplace, kitchen appliances & paint. Open in design with picturesque lake views, a private rear deck and three MEREDITH - Enjoy stunning views of Lake Winnisquam and mountains beyond from spacious bedrooms. $344,900 this private 8 acre lot. Driveway and electricity have been brought to the site. Enjoy Waldron Bay association rights which include clubhouse, beach, tennis and possible moorings. Location is prime, private and convenient. $239,000

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New Director Plans ‘Banner Year’ for Wright Museum By Sarah Wright The Wright Museum — or, as my three-year-old son calls it, “the tank museum” — will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer. Last October, Michael Culver stepped in as the new executive director of the museum and he’s got lots of great plans for this year. Although his background is in art, Michael is excited to switch gears and help revitalize a museum dedicated to celebrating the achievements of our country during World War II. In college, Culver majored in art history, and later became the curator of the Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, Maine. After 25 years there, he took a job at an art museum in Florida. Now he’s back in New England, in the quaint resort town of Wolfeboro, taking charge of a non-profit institution that teaches the public about an important time in U.S. history. WWII is an event that interests and inspires Michael. He believes that there’s great value for every generation in learning about how the U.S. united to win WWII, with special emphasis on the home front and what people were willing to do to support the U.S. in its mission. The museum displays military vehicles, models, photographs, and uniforms, but also houses many artifacts that show the Second World War’s impact on American life at the time. Michael’s first order of business in his new role is to focus on advertising

and programming to draw in a more diverse crowd. He’s hoping to excite visitors with two special summer exhibitions. The first traveling exhibit will highlight the 70th anniversary of D-Day with photographs, some never published. In fact, there’s a lot that the museum will be doing to reflect on this anniversary. An all-day film festival on Aug. 5 will feature films about D-Day. (June 6, the actual anniversary of D-Day, will feature two showings of the critically acclaimed D-Day Remembered documentary.) Also, when patrons enter the museum, they will see a recreation of the beach on D-Day, like a life-size diorama, with a jeep hauling a trailer of equipment and barricades on the sand. The second summer exhibition will explore the life of Anne Frank and introduce visitors to WWI and WWII through photographs of families like the Franks, visually showing how their lives were affected by the decisions of others. That exhibit will be displayed into October and Michael hopes school groups will take advantage of it. The museum’s lecture series will be getting a boost with more varied topics. After last year’s successful lecture about how women cooked with limited ingredients during the war, Michael has added three new lectures for this season, one about WWII-era songs, one about the contributions that Native Americans made during the war, and a lecture about Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s leadership during

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The Wright Museum features several WWII-era vehicles, including jeeps and tanks. Photo Courtesy of Wright Museum that period, given by Jeffrey Urbin, an education specialist from the FDR library. Landscaping plans also are underway for an outdoor Victory Garden, which will be opening soon. The garden is a fenced-in, 20’x27’ plot for growing flowers and vegetables, which will serve as a replica of the gardens that people all over the U.S. planted in order to have access to fresh ingredients during the war. The government also distributed brochures to teach the public about canning and how they

Michael Culver could can produce from their gardens to send overseas to fighting soldiers. It

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Memorabilia from overseas and on the home front are displayed at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro. Photo Courtesy of Wright Museum desserts. Coat and tie are required, but period dress also is welcome. To further celebrate this special year, Michael is hoping to get the town to declare the week of July 14 “Wright Museum Week” and he is even petitioning Congress to make the week (or day) official. The museum’s popular Family Day will return on July 13, allowing visitors to hitch a ride in an authentic, WWII vehicle. This year, Michael is adding a magician as well as animal demonstrations for the children.

• Wright Museum Continued from Page 3 was yet another way for the American public to help out in the war effort. The museum plans to donate the produce grown in the garden to the local food pantry. Another way to celebrate the museum’s 20th anniversary is to attend the Sentimental Journey Ball on July 26, and enjoy the music of a live, 1940s swing band. Tickets include complimentary beer or wine and

The Wright Museum not only displays the weapons and uniforms of war, but also shows what it was like for those who remained at home during WWII. Photo Courtesy of Wright Museum On Aug. 16, the museum will hold its second annual antique auto show. There were 80 cars last year and the new goal is to hit 100. Michael is hoping to see a big increase in the number of museum visitors this year. As he likes to say, “Come experience the past and be inspired by a nation united.” Located at 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro, the Wright Museum’s season runs from May 1 to Oct. 31. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Sunday, when the

hours are noon to 4 p.m. Admission for members and children under age 4 is always free and there are discounts for those in the military and senior citizens as well as students ages 5 to 17. The lectures take place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. On your way out of the museum, don’t forget to stop in the newly expanded gift shop. For more information about the museum’s events, to view the lecture schedule, or to learn about making a donation to support the museum, visit

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downtown Wolfeboro. The four-mile course includes about a quarter-mile of Class 2 whitewater, with two short portages. Registration forms are available at the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce, or call 603-569-5454. Racers may register at Albee Beach on the day of the race between 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The first 50 entrants will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. The Lions Club also will hold its traditional raffle at the end of the race, with proceeds supporting club scholarships. The prize is $1,000 in cash. For more information, call 603-5695454.

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May 14, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, 7 p.m., Ashland School Cafeteria, 16 Education Drive, Ashland, featuring Rebecca Rule, based on the research for her book of the same name. The free program is funded by the NH Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library, who will serve refreshments.

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May 15, 9th annual Antique Car Festival, 5 p.m., parking lot of Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford.  Antique cars, trucks, and street rods will be on display and there will be a barbecue at 6 p.m. Tickets must be purchased from the church office at 603-524-6057 or email before May 13. May 15, Storytelling Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Center Sandwich. Lynee Cullen, Storyteller. Call 603-284-6219. May 16, Bike & Walk Day, sponsored by Wolfeboro Parks & Recreation and Wolfeboro Pathways Committee, with food tents at South Main and McManus, Cate Park, and near Huggins Hospital. Call 603-569-5639. May 16, Time Hazelton & David Young, 6:30 p.m., Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Center Sandwich. Live Music in the Pub. Call 603-284-6219. www.cornerhouseinn. com

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May 16, Isles of Shoals: The Eternal Sound of the Sea, 7 p.m., presented by Pontine Theatre at Effingham Historical Society, 1014 Province Lake Rd., Center Effingham. Call 603-539-4071, May 16, The Wailers, 7:30 p.m., Flying Monkey Performance Center, 39 Main St., Plymouth. 603-536-2551, May 16 - 18, 32nd Annual Winni Derby, sponsored by the Laconia Rotary Club. www. May 17, Annual Community Yard Sale sponsored by Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 603-279-6121. May 17, Arts Festival, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Warner, sponsored by Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce. or  May 17, Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race, 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. registration; 1:15 p.m. start, Albee Beach Route 28, Wolfeboro. Call 603-569-5454. May 17, Soutache & Bead Embroidery with Amee K. Sweet-McNamara, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., League of NH Craftsmen-Meredith Fine Arts Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 603-279-7920,

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May 17, Come, Gentle Spring, concert by Clearlakes Chorale, 7:30 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Church, Alton. May 17, A Tribute to the Three B’s, 7:30 p.m., Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium, Rte. 25, Meredith. Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra. May 17, LA/Boston Connection starring Lou Ramey and Joey Carroll, 9 p.m., Comedy at Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia, 603-5270043 or 603-494-3334,,;

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May 18, Royal Wedding, 2 p.m., Village Players Theater, 51 Glendon St., Wolfeboro. See and hear classic movies on the big screen. Call 603-569-9656. www.village-players. com May 19, Annual Wolfeboro Rotary Club Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., Kingswood Golf Club. Call George Pacheco, 603-490-7181. May 20, Introduction to the Old Testament, launch of second six-week study in the Dickinson Series: Exploring the Bible, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford. Call 603-524-3289, May 22, Storytelling Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Center Sandwich. Jim LaChapelle, Storyteller. Call 603-284-6219. May 23, Middle Ground, 6:30 p.m., Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Center Sandwich. Live Music in the Pub. Call 603-284-6219.

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Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, dawn-dusk, 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia. Historic farm with 160 acres offers three miles of hiking trails, gardens, bird and wildlife viewing plus barn. Special events and programs throughout year. Call 603366-5695. . Masonic Breakfast, First Sunday of each month, 7 – 11:30 a.m., 35 Trotting Track Road, Wolfeboro. Fresh fruit, omelets made to order, scrambled eggs, hash browns, cereal etc. Champagne Brunch, Sundays, 10 and 12:30 cruises from Weirs Beach and 11:15 cruise from Alton Bay, Washington. Call 603-366-5531, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., yearround, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village. With displays, Capt. Enoch Remick House, workshops, education programs, special events and hearthside dinners. Call 603-323-7591 or 800-686-6117. Bingo, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club, Old Rte. 109, Moultonborough. Refreshments available.

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Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music Jam, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Old White Church, 149 Middle Road, Route 109A, Tuftonboro. Musicians and listeners welcome. Free. Call 603-569-3861. LLBD Ballroom Group Classes, Thursdays, 6:45 p.m. bronze/beginner; 7:45 p.m. silver/advanced, Inn on Main, Wolfeboro. Call Judy at 603-937-0113 or see www. . Live Jazz every Thursday night at 8 p.m., Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia. Call 603-494-3334, Family Fun Day, Fridays during July and August, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from Weirs Beach; 11:15 a.m. from Wolfeboro, Washington. Call 603-366-5531, www.cruisenh. com.

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A Friday Backwoods Adventure Story and Photo by Kathi Caldwell-Hopper Fridays in May are special. When the week slides to a close, most people are thinking about weekend chores and fun they can pack into two days. As a freelance writer, my schedule is nothing like 9-5 folks; sometimes I am not sure if they are the lucky ones or if I am just as fortunate! One thing I can count as good luck is my ability to make my own schedule. That means I am not always deeply engrossed in a project/work on a Friday. After being cooped up indoors all winter watching more snowstorms than I care to recall, I have been eager to get a jump on my favorite hobby: driving around to yard sales and second-hand shops. As any seasoned lover of yard sales and a good bargain will tell you, the

springtime start of yard sale season is an exciting time. One never knows what will be out there just waiting to be snatched up at a good price. Fridays in particular are great days to sneak away

and get a head start on yard sales. My friend, Charlene, has been bemoaning all winter the fact that she has “terrible yard sale fever.” In yard sale terminology, this means she is just

dying to get out and shop some yard sales and second-hand shops. In the past, we shared a booth in an antiques shop, but we shop for ourselves these days, rather than buying as low as possible to resell and make a marginal profit. It is fun to shop yard sales and second-hand shops to buy what we like for ourselves and/or for our relatives and friends. With this in mind, we decided to kick off yard sale season on the first Friday in May with a trek to the Danbury/ Canaan/Dorchester area. “Let’s go to Jeanette’s!” Charlene suggested as we planned our route. “Perfect!” I answered happily. Jeanette’s is our nickname for the little second-hand shop of a fellow antique lover, Jeanette. We’ve been shopping at Jan’s Junk, her shop on Route 118

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• Day Tripping Continued from page 8 in Dorchester, for years. (I could fill a book with the great stuff I have found at the shop, from artwork to antique paper goods to picture frames and so much more.) The Friday adventure dawned bright and clear, if a bit chilly. We headed on Route 104 from Meredith to Bristol and continued to Danbury. Charlene is a fan of the sandwiches and baked goods at the newly reopened and refurbished Danbury Country Store in the village of Danbury. Charlene was certainly correct about the array of pastries and the great deli in the store. After purchasing two raspberry turnovers, we were back on the road and headed on Route 4 toward Grafton and a shop I wanted to explore called A Stand of Arms. (I picked up a business card for the shop last year. It sounded intriguing: According to the card, the shop offered Detritus of War, Militaria from all Periods.) Route 4 is a twisting, winding, very rural road and one that I know well from years of driving it with my parents when they went picking for antiques in barns and old homes. In the little village green area of Grafton we took a turn onto Riddle Hill Road. I realized the shop was on the same country road as Ruggles Mine, a favorite summer spot of my kids when they were small. We drove not far up Riddle Hill Road to A Stand of Arms. You cannot miss the charming little shop because there is a wooden sign outside to let you know you have arrived. The shop is small and rustic, situated in the front of the yard. Also on the property is a circa 1790 home where owners Bill and Lois Eagan reside. Entering the shop, I was greeted by Bill. It was difficult to know where to focus my attention first, because the Eagans have packed a lot of military antiques into the one-room shop. I quickly spied old military uniforms, a few paintings, and a glass case with weapons and a smaller glass box full of military pins. Bill has had a lifelong interest in military antique items. “In 1938 when I was a child, my father introduced me to one of the last living Civil War veterans in Connecticut,” Bill remembers. Clearly the meeting made

a lasting impression on Bill, as did all in Rumney. We settled on Plain Jane’s back on Route 4, headed to Canaan. In the military items in the room where Diner, not far from Polar Caves in the the village, we took Route 118 which the meeting took place. “I noticed Rumney/Plymouth area. is a winding mountain road leading to there were shelves loaded with drums, The diner is a great choice when we Jan’s Junk, one of my favorite shops. muskets, swords, and other items. I are out antiquing because the décor If you are looking for a lot of stores was fascinated with it.” is pure old style, 1950s rock ’n roll. and excitement, this might not be the That encounter sparked Bill’s interest Huge cutout figures of James Dean and road for you. But if you like real rural and it wasn’t long before he became Marilyn Monroe are situated near the New Hampshire scenery, this is a great a collector. “My Dad would go to front door and the cozy booths beckon. route. The landscape is beautiful, and ballgames and I wasn’t too interested We indulged in warming homemade as you climb the mountain road, the in that. My mother collected antiques, chicken and spinach soup and views are wonderful. so when my Dad was at a ball game, I sandwiches, topped off by blueberry Jan’s Junk is directly on Route 118, would go with my mother shopping for pie and coffee. with a small sign outside. If the flag is antiques,” he says. Although it was a cold and blustery up, it means the shop is open. The shop Bill started selling military items at Friday in early May, a few people were is in the garage and Jeanette and her gun shows when he was old enough having yard sales as we passed through husband live in a cute little A-frame to do so. After working for IBM in the Plymouth area. We didn’t get much, home on the property. the Boston area for many years, Bill but that is never a problem; rather, it is The shop doors were wide open and moved to New Hampshire because part of the fun of yard saling. Jeanette was there to greet us. It was he and his wife had always liked the “You never know what you might good to see our yard saling/antiquing area. “When I retired 30 years ago, we find,” Charlene said with a gleam in pal after a long, snowy winter of being moved here and opened the shop,” he her eye when I commented on our lessstuck indoors. says. After fixing up the home, Bill and than-huge stash of finds. She pointed out all the new things Lois decided to open A Stand of Arms That is the fun of a Friday day trip she had gotten in the shop over the in the tiny building on the property. adventure to the mountains; and, winter and I came away with a rustic The shop, according to Bill, is a hobby indeed, what makes Friday yard saling metal plant stand and a Horlick’s milk and allows the Eagans to indulge in so much fun. bottle. Charlene snagged a painted their interest in military weaponry. Contact A Stand of Arms at 603-523wooden bowl, some retro china, and a “It’s a hobby business,” Bill says. “It 7575 or email milcoll@myfairpoint. wonderful sign. keeps us busy and active. We also net. The shop is located at 92 Riddle “Where should we head for lunch?” attend shows as far away as Maryland Hill Road in Grafton. Charlene queried as we drove down and Pennsylvania. The shop is really a the mountain road and onto Route 25 base for the shows we attend. We ask that visitors call ahead to set up an appointment to visit; we are also open by chance.” Within the shop, many old and unique items are for sale, such as the New Hampshire Civil War belt buckle Bill points out, and antique medical instruments, brass band instruments, wooden toy soldiers from the World Happy spring for sure. Lets do the next 4 issues, whatever size I’ve used in War I era, and a collection of military the past. Update heading to read “Welcome to Spring 2013” also add in uniforms. there somewhere......Call Anrik Irrigation and see why over 3000 customers I have a personal interest in antique Thinking of selling? paintings, so I was drawn to the rely on us! Find out what your home is painting of a World War II-era soldier. also......”Kicking off our 19th yearinwith great spring installation specials call worth today’s market. “Sometimes, if a relative died in war, for free estimate.” Home Appraisal the family would commission an artist 20 Years Experience • Flexible Evening & Weekend Scheduling to do a painting of their loved one,” Bill Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser in NH & NY explained as I gazed at the oil painting Accepting new clients including lenders, attorneys & realtors. of a dapper young man in uniform, Lisa Smiley • smiling out at me from long ago. Bill also has collected military vehicles in the past and still owns one. “I have had military jeeps and even a military ambulance,” he laughs. I could have spent hours in the WATERING MADE EASY fascinating shop, but knowing we had (603) 672-1431 • Toll Free 1-877-66-ANRIK (66-26745) other stops planned, we soon were



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Journals Provide A Window On An Intriguing Life Journals Provide A Window On An Intriguing Life By Thomas P. Caldwell He was a man of many talents, and a big influence on the Laconia we know, yet today Jeremiah Smith Jewett is largely unknown. Brenda Kean wants to change that. When she fortuitously gained possession of the 19th century Jewett journals, she had no idea how caught up she would become in the lives of Jeremiah, his wife, Harriet, and their son, Martin Wilbur Jewett. She certainly had no idea she would become involved in a multi-volume series of transcriptions from his day book which recorded the lives of his family and acquaintances over the course of more than 40 years. She would travel the roads he traveled, visit the towns where he lived, and ferret out information that had become nearly lost to history. Brenda’s association with Jeremiah Smith Jewett began innocently enough at the Laconia Public Library when she was discussing a historical novel she had just read. By coincidence, Judy Loto, the executive director of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, was nearby and overheard Brenda’s discussion. She approached Brenda and asked whether she would be interested in transcribing a diary entry about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. That sounded interesting enough and Brenda readily agreed, little realizing that the task would expand as she pored over the quilled entries with their curious lettering and odd-sounding

turns of speech. Jeremiah Smith Jewett learned of Lincoln’s assassination the next day. He was the operator of the only telegraph in the town of Warren in 1865 and recorded his reaction in his day book: This morning the sad news was flashed over the country that President Lincoln was assassinated in Washington last night and that he died this morning about 1 A.M. Also the news came that Sec Seward and his son were assassinated about the same time and supposed to have been done by the same individual. Later news report Sec Seward not dead. Truly every loyal heart will mourn at this great calamity and probably no man now living has so many personal friends as did Abraham Lincoln and no one had more bitter enemies; for the man (or men) that wants perpetrate a deed as black and wicked against the highest officer of a great nation and an officer placed in that position by the voluntary choice of so many millions of freemen would sell the Savior of the Human Race for Thirty pieces of silver. Millions of the down trodden of earth in other lands will mourn that one that has used the influence of his position at all times to elevate the poor and raise up the down trodden of Earth and the labouring man throughout the world has lost its foremost champion of Freedom and Liberty. How sudden has the country been changed from joy to mourning and how little were we prepared for the shock for even when we seemed on the very eve of hope sud-

Brenda Kean displays some of the material associated with her transcription of the Day Book of Jeremiah Smith Jewett. (Tom Caldwell Photo) denly we are placed in uncertainty at least and strange as it may seem some men here in the Free States rejoice at his death and celebrate this sad event. Sacred History furnishes an instance of rejoicing when the King of Heaven was crucified and our own history furnishes an instance in the case of Sumner vs.

Brooks and now we have an instance of a Chief Magistrate of the Mighty Nation stricken down after having done so much to maintain this Nation unbroken. The greatest consolation that we can have in this case is that a just God

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• Jewett Continued from page 12 reigns and vengeance is his. Having completed that transcription, Brenda found herself hooked: Here was someone who closely followed local and national news; a man who had served as a railroad surveyor, operator of a general store, postmaster, and Methodist minister. He also worked in medicine and dentistry and assisted in autopsies. His legacy to Laconia was to sell a section of land for the establishment of a hospital, then to donate the proceeds of the sale back to assist with the cost of building of the hospital. He also furnished a room at the Woodsville Hospital. Brenda, who would become executive director of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, owed her new passion to Mary Orton, who was the primary family custodian of the Jewett journals after her first husband, Stephen Jewett (a direct descendent of Jeremiah Smith Jewett), died. It was Mary’s donation of the journals to the historical society in 2005 that led to Brenda’s involvement with them and, once started, she felt compelled to continue with the transcriptions. The result was the publication of Day Book of Jeremiah Smith Jewett: Volume 1 in 2011. The 780-page book covered the years 1854-1869. Today, Brenda is nearly ready to publish the second volume. “It is written so eloquently,” Brenda said of the journals, adding that now all 3,000 pages are transcribed. She said she felt it important to transcribe the journals exactly as they were writ-

ten, complete with misspellings and underlinings. “With the misspellings, you can pick up his Vermont accent,” she said. “And the style is the way they wrote back then. Sometimes it’s difficult, as it was written in quill, and there are some letter formations, such as ‘ss’ looking to us like an ‘f ’, so you have to go word by word.” She continued, “He chronicled every day of his life, and sometimes he referred to familiar events, but I had to refresh my memory on the historical events he described.” Because he started out on the railroad, there are a lot of descriptions of derailments and his work fixing the damaged cars. Jeremiah helped build the repair shops in Lakeport. But his association with the railroad also allowed him to freely travel throughout the state and into Massachusetts. While going to install roundtables or repair trains, he would stay with friends or relatives, and Warren was a frequent stop, as that is where his wife’s family resided. He eventually moved from Lakeport to Warren and commuted to work, being away from Sunday night through Friday, and back in Warren on the weekend. The Jewetts were a church family and attended services twice a day. “Everything revolved around religion,” Brenda commented. “When anyone was ill, or in hardship, they saw it as their duty to help.” Going to sit with sick people, or having people sit with them when one of them was ill, helped to solidify the community, and the journal entries are filled with references to births and deaths.

As Brenda’s interest grew, she and her family made trips to Warren to research the historical records in the town hall, at the oldest cemetery, and other places mentioned in the journals. It was on a snowy day in December that they discovered the tombstone of Jeremiah Smith Jewett. “He’s become such a part of my thinking process now, I go up there two times a year to put flowers on his grave,” she said. The journals also made her acquainted with the Jewetts’ family and friends, and the deep sense of loss they felt when those people died. The most devastating event in their lives was the loss of their son, Martin. He had entered the Tilton Seminary with the intention of becoming a minister and, after he died, Jeremiah felt compelled to enter the ministry in his place. “Martin wrote a letter to his uncle, expressing the importance of his career path because he wanted to serve the Lord,” Brenda said. “When Jeremiah found out, he said, “He can’t do it now, so I’m going to.” She said it was difficult to read about Martin’s death, because in the pages of the journal, Jeremiah poured his emotions out. “They didn’t openly express their grief, and looked on it as God being wonderful for giving them the time they had with their son; but you read his innermost thoughts that he wasn’t sharing with others,” Brenda said. He became very involved with the Methodist Campground at The Weirs and he surveyed the land for the buildings that would replace the tents they originally stayed in. One of the other fascinating accounts for Brenda was Jeremiah’s decision to

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Adaptive Sports Center For Mount Washington Valley In the Works By Sarah Wright For most children with disabilities, participating in sports is not an option. The Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy hopes to change that by building an adaptive sports and recreation center in the Mount Washington Valley. The foundation began after the passing of Laura Mahoney in April 2008. In lieu of flowers, the Mahoney family received donations and ultimately decided to use the money to help start a charitable foundation. Laura’s son, Andrew, and his wife, Amy, have a son who had intractable epilepsy. By the time he was two and a half, he had dozens of daily seizures, causing him to lose motor skills and language. At age six, he had a vagal nerve stimulator implanted for seizure control; the device stopped his seizures. Now 12, Drew is totally ambulatory, but he never regained his ability to speak. He “talks” with the help of an iPad. Laura knew how difficult it was to care for a disabled child, and the foundation was formed to celebrate her memory by helping individuals like her grandson. Amy Mahoney is the executive director of the foundation and, after assembling a board and writing the mission statement “to provide funding to develop and support therapeutic recreation and educational programs that enrich the quality of lives of individuals with autism and/or seizure disorders,” the foundation hatched a plan to build an adaptive sports and

recreation center. First off, the foundation needed land to build it on. Through fundraising events, the foundation raised enough money to lease nine acres of land owned by Purity Spring Resort. The resort allows the foundation to use the land, requiring only that they pay the annual property taxes on those nine acres. Architect Jon Downing offered to design the facility, pro bono. After the surveying was complete, they began renovating and expanding a building that already was on the property, adding plumbing, installing a kitchen, and creating an occupational therapy “fun” room, among other things. A large, fenced-in riding ring was built outside. Phase two of the project includes building a multi-purpose barn with two horse stalls, a climbing wall, and an indoor multi-purpose court. Amy is crossing her fingers that they can accomplish this by the end of the summer in 2015. The final phase will involve building an outdoor multi-purpose court, a playground, and a botanical area for therapeutic gardening (utilizing a greenhouse already on the property). Eventually, cross-country skiing will be offered in the wintertime. The Mahoneys and loyal friends and family members volunteer their time to fulfilling this dream, and they are thankful for the many other people who have volunteered with them. Mahoney said it couldn’t have been done without the help of the Laura Foundation’s

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board members, such as President Tess Dana’s efforts in spearheading the foundation’s programming. She further said that the board’s vicepresident, Steve Harding, finds more than 70 sponsors to help with their Halloween Town event. Almost all of the fundraising money is put directly into the foundation with a very small percentage going to administrative costs. In addition to the volunteers, the Laura Foundation hires personnel for programming, such as an adaptive physical education teacher, a boardcertified behavioral analyst, and a program director with a therapeutic recreation degree. Their therapeutic horseback riding instructors are all certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International. The instructors range from a physical therapist to students from the University of New Hampshire. UNH offers a PATH certification program for therapeutic horseback riding instructors. The foundation’s program gives graduates of the UNH program real-world experience. The Laura Foundation holds two popular events every year: An Evening at Stone Mountain Arts Center (this year taking place May 23) and Halloween Town (this year on Oct. 25 from 3 to 8 p.m.). Tickets to the fourth annual Evening at Stone Mountain Arts Center, which is located in Brownfield, Maine, will include a concert, cocktail hour, dinner, and silent auction featuring valuable prizes. Halloween Town is a free event for the community, thanks to local sponsors, and takes place at Camp Tohkomeupog in East Madison. The event features carnival games, rides, and food, but the highlight is the lighted pathways winding through camp. The paths lead to multiple themed cabins for “Trick or Treating”. (Scarier areas of the “town” are clearly marked so younger children can avoid them.) What started

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Cornerstone Open Offers Rare Chance to Play Bald Peak A benefit golf tournament in June will offer golfers of all abilities the rare chance to play on the only Donald Ross-designed course on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, and one that legendary British Open champion Sandy Herd described in 1922 as “the most beautiful course” he ever played in America. The Cornerstone Open, scheduled June 16 at Bald Peak Colony Club in Moultonborough, is one of only two benefit tournaments scheduled at the private club this season. The event will support the Cornerstone Christian Academy of Ossipee. For golfers, the Cornerstone Open promises great competition with magnificent views starting at 12:30 p.m. Non-golfers will be able to join the conviviality at an after-reception and silent auction in the Downton Abbey-era clubhouse at 5:30 p.m. The par 72 Donald Ross course is renowned for its panoramas of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountains on every tee. Elevated greens and gentle, sloping fairways open stunning, 360-degree views

at every hole. Multiple tee boxes accommodate and challenge players of all skill levels, from accomplished to occasional. Prizes will be announced at an afterreception at 5:30 p.m. The Club’s culinary team will serve a broad range of heavy hors d’oeuvres in the Bald Peak Clubhouse once frequented by Teddy Roosevelt and others in founder Thomas Plant’s social circle. Take a course tour at Guests at the Cornerstone Open will soak in the ambience of another era while bidding on carefully curated silent auction items, among them an African Safari and a piece created specifically for the auction by Aubri Dow Keating, a Wolfeboro jeweler and Cornerstone parent. To register for the Cornerstone Open, call 603-539-8636, or visit www. Proceeds of the Cornerstone Open will support the programs of Cornerstone Christian Academy, the only independent grade school in Southern Carroll County.

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Moultonborough Historical Society Has Full Season of Events Sampling an award-winning lasagna, solving a mystery, and trying one’s luck at gaming tables are fundraising events the Moultonborough Historical Society is planning for the 2014 season. Over the past 50-plus years, the Moultonborough Historical Society has

helped to preserve the town’s heritage and buildings and the organization needs to raise money to continue those efforts and, at the same time, offer fun activities for all to enjoy. The kickoff event for 2014 is a Lasagna Cook-Off, planned for Flag

Day, June 14, at the Moultonborough Lions Club. This is a chance to show that your recipe is the best: A panel of three judges will select the winners, with cash prizes awarded to amateur entries and recognition of professional chefs and restaurants chosen as winners. Tickets to the event will include lasagna, sides, salad, bread, and homemade strawberry shortcake, along with coffee and tea. The event will be BYOB and there will be music and door prizes, including four tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race/Camping World 301 at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon on July 13. In addition, there will be a 50-50 raffle with a starting pot of $500, and a silent auction to make it a fun evening for the family.

For details about entering your famous lasagna, visit MoultonboroughHistory. org or call Mary at 603-707-0206. The historical society’s mid-summer fundraising event is a Mystery Dinner on Saturday, July 26, featuring a return of the actors of “Get-a-Clue Productions in Radio Silence … Death on the Air.” Tickets will include the play, dinner, cash bar, a door prize, and a 50-50 raffle. The fall event, Monte Carlo Night, is planned for Oct. 4. The event includes a buffet dinner provided by Magic Foods, raffle prizes, and casino games. Tickets for all these events are available through the Moultonborough Historical Society website,, or by contacting Mary at 707-0206.


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The History of the Isles of Shoals Comes To Effingham Visited through the years by painters and poets, the site of gruesome murders and charming love stories, inhabited by hearty yet often odd folk, the Isles of Shoals have a rich and varied history. On Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m., the Effingham Historical Society will present “Isles of Shoals: The Eternal Sound of the Sea” at its main building, at 1014 Province Lake Road (Route 153), Center Effingham. Presented by Portsmouth’s Pontine Theatre, created and performed by the theatre’s co-artistic directors, M. Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, the script draws from the writings of two prominent New England authors, Celia Thaxter and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through Tabletop Toy Theatre, projected video, and shadow play, they bring the legend and lore of the Shoals to life onstage, exploring the history and folklore of the islands just

off New Hampshire’s eastern coast, from the early settlement through the Victorian resort era. Pontine Theatre, a two-person ensemble, is well-known for a large body of innovative original productions that celebrate the history and culture of New England, including a staging of Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s 1869 novel,  The Story of a Bad Boy; an original adaptation of Brewster’s Rambles About Portsmouth;  Wallace Nutting’s Old America; a two person staging of Thornton Wilder’s classic portrait of rural New Hampshire, Our Town; an original adaptation of Sarah Orne Jewett’s 1896 novel, The Country of the Pointed Firs; Cornish Castles, based on the life and work of New Hampshire painter Maxfield Parrish;  Journey To Heaven, based on the lives and beliefs of the Shakers; and Dearly Earned, about

19th century New England textile mill workers. Pontine Theatre has performed in hundreds of sites throughout the region, including Bates College, Dartmouth College, MIT, Currier Museum, DeCordova Museum, Farnsworth Museum, Fruitlands Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the Enfield Shaker Village. This program, which is made possible

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