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Wright Museum Programs Bring Stories Of World War II To Life tive Director, Mike Culver. “We are more than just a museum, we are also an educational institute. Though the museum itself is closed for the winter, these Sunday “Cabin Fever” series of programs run from February to the end of March and have been popular with those

who want to experience life during wartime on both the battle and home fronts. The first two programs of the series have a special emphasis on women on the home front. Sunday, February 9th, Professor W. John Thomas of Quinnipiac, New York will present “Kalamazoo

Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson’s Banner Guitars of WWII. Based on his book of the same name it tells the story of how Gibson guitars, then based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, employed a nearly all female workforce to build thouSee museum on 16

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World War II veteran, Bob Jones of Wolfeboro, points to a photo of himself when serving as a Marine in Guadalcanal during World War II. Jones will be doing a presentation on the SeaBees as part of the Cabin Fever Series at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro on Sunday, March 16th. The series starts on Sunday, February 9th with “Kalamazoo Gals” and continues every Sunday at 2pm until the end of March with a variety of educational and entertaining programs focussing on both the war and home fronts.

February 7th -16th theatre.unmasked warms up the winter for Seacoast Locals with Shakespeare in the Snow A Midsummer Night’s Dream! at the Cara Chameleon Club in Dover. The third installment of Dover’s only Shakespeare event, the 2014 production will see some of your favorite actors return and some new faces in the cast to delight you and your family. With all the crazy shenanigans that go on in the forest of Athens, you won’t want to miss one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most popular comedies! Shows cater to all ages, and tickets can be booked closer to the event individually or in groups. Adult $20 Student/ Senior/Child $15 Adult Night Out (4 adults) $70 Family Fun Pack (2 adults, 2 children) $60 PLUS upgrade to a table for $5(2-4ppl) or $10 (5-6ppl) Special Surprises for Valentine’s Day Book Your Tickets Now at https://www.artful. ly/store/events/654


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“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead: a Joe Cross Film”

Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro. 6:30pm. This inspiring film chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. A discussion will follow the film. Free. 569-2428

“Start and Grow Your Small Business”

Enterprise Center at Plymouth, Plymouth. 9-10:30am. Learn what it takes to start, run and grow your own business in this free workshop. Space is limited. Reserve by calling 5353222

Zeke Martin and the Oracle Jazz Band

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $12pp. BYOB. 527-0043

Friday 31st Mystery Book Group Meeting

Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro. 10:30am. The first meeting of “It’s A Mystery”. The first novel that has been selected is “Night Film” by Marisha Passl. 569-2428

Hands-On Business Planning Workshop

The Enterprise Center at Plymouth. 9am-4pm. Attendees will leave inspired and armed with an action plan and tools to help achieve their goals. $49pp. Lunch and refreshments will be served. 535-3222

The Willie J Laws Blues Band

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $12pp. BYOB. 527-0043

Fri. 31st – Sun. 2nd 5th Annual Pond Hockey Classic

Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith Bay, Meredith. Over 200 teams from over 25 states and 5 Canadian provinces take to the ice to battle the elements and play the sport the way it was meant to be played. Games and events happening throughout each day. www.pondhockeyclassic.com

Saturday 1st The Peacheaters & Playin Dead

The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551

7th Annual Robbie Mills Memorial 8 Ball Tournament

The Funky Monkey, Downtown Laconia. Registration begins at 10am. Tournament starts at 11am and is double elimination using BCA rules. There will be trophies, cash prizes, food, raffles and more! $25 preregistration or $30 after 10:45am at the tournament. 998-1418

Dave Sammarco Band – Dance Night

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $12pp. BYOB. 527-0043

Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree

Community Room, Hopkinton Town Library, Contoocook. 1:30-2:30pm. Join wildlife biologist, Curt Lafffin, as he discusses in an illustrated program, the decemination of this important tree by the accidental introduction of chestnut blight in the early 20th century. Free. Donations are appreciated. 7466121 Sunday 2nd

15th Annual Penguin Plunge

Hampton Beach. Hundreds will be headed to Hampton Beach to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire. To register call 624-1250 or www.sonh. org

Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge

Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker. Registration is from 7:30am-10am. Race begins at 10am. A day of racing, music, fun and giveaways. 428-3245

Monday 3rd Moose Mountain Regional Greenways 2014 Annual Meeting

Inn on Main, Wolfeboro. 6-9pm. This festive occasion will celebrate MMRG becoming a land trust! A cocktail/ social hour and silent auction will be followed by dinner, award presentation, business meeting and more. $29pp. RSVP required. 473-2020

“Paradise Now” – Movie Showing

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Fresh Produce, Prepared Foods, Meats, Baked Goods & Dairy Live Music & Family Entertainment

Exit 20 on I-93, 67 East Main St (Rte. 3) Tilton, NH sponsored by:

Laconia Public Library, Laconia. 6:30pm. Realistic, moving tale of Palestine. Two young men drafted as suicide bombers. Second thoughts bring doubt. Free and open to the public.

From Garbage to Gardening: Black Gold

Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen. 6:30pm. Presented by Ruth Axelrod, UNHCE Master Gardner. Free and open to the public. 753-9188 x 301

Breast Cancer and Beyond February Gathering

Women’s Imaging Center, Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia. 4:30-6:30pm. Come relax and visit among others affected by breast cancer. Share stories and discuss experiences while light refreshments are served. RSVP appreciated. 5272940

Tuesday 4th Living History with President Lincoln

Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street, Meredith. 6:30pm. Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the “Gettysburg Address”. Free and open to the public. 279-4303

“Start and Grow Your Small Business”

The Taylor Community, Laconia. 9-10:30am. Learn what it takes to start, run and grow your own business in this free workshop. Space is limited. Reserve by calling 535-3222

Wednesday 5th Public Library Film Series – “Groundhog Day”

Sanbornton Public Library, Sanbornton. 6:30-8:30pm. 934-5717

Thursday 6th Lakes Region Camera Club Meeting

Trinity Episcopal Church, Meredith. 7pm. Alan MacRae will be speaking. Persons of any experience level are welcome. 340-2359

Free Sit n’ Sew

The Quilted Frog, 51 Endicott Street, Weirs Beach. 2-5pm. Come if you need help with a pattern or just need space to work on a project. 366-5600

Fri. 7th – Sun. 9th Of Mice and Men

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Fri. and Sat. 7:30pm. Sun. 2pm. 279-0333

Saturday 8th Bluegrass Blowout

The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551

The Houston Bernard Band – Boston’s Premier Country Music Artist

Pitman’s Freight Room, New Salem Street, Laconia. BYOB. 527-0043 or www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Free Ice Fishing Clinic for Kids

Meredith Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, near the Meredith Rotary HQ trailer. Sessions run hourly starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided. You do not need to have a fishing license to participate. 279-7600

Valentine’s Dance with Gazpacho – New England’s Favorite 80’s Tribute Band

The American Legion, Foundry Street, Rollinsford. 8pm-Midnight. In addition there will be West Coast Swing dance lessons available from 5-7pm. $10pp for the music, additional $15pp for the dance lessons. Benefit for the NH Soap Box Derby. 749-3857

1st Annual Suncook Valley Ladies Day

Pittsfield Advent Christian Church, 68 Main Street, Pittsfield. Noon3:30pm. Godly Women in a Godless World; fun, music, lunch, prizes, sweet ending dessert buffet. Guest speaker: Marcy Alves with music led

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Executive Council District One Candidate Forum In an effort to help voters learn more about both candidates for the Executive Council District One seat and enable them to make an informed decision at the voting booth, the Lakes Region Democrats, the Belknap County Republicans, and the Belknap County Democrats have announced that they are sponsoring an Executive Council District One Candidate Forum. The Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 6pm – 7:30pm will be held at the Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith, NH 03253. The event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire. Following introductory remarks by both candidates, the public will be invited to engage in a Q & A with the candidates. In the event of weather issues requiring postponement of the Forum, the snow date is Tuesday, February 18. For more information, please contact the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire at 603-225-5344 or Liz Tentarelli at LWV@kenliz.net.

Bayswater Offers Blind Dates in February Are you looking for the perfect date this Valentine’s Day? Tired of looking for love in all the wrong places? Bayswater in Center Harbor is hoping to pair you up with your “book soul mate” this February. Stop by the store during the month of February to participate in Bayswater’s Blind Date with a Book! It is easy to participate! Blind Date with a Book matches you with an unknown, gift-wrapped book that lists the genre only – no author or title! Simply bring two or more used paperback books to Bayswater Book Co. and select a Free “Blind Date” from our display. Not only do you get the chance to fall head over heels for a new read, but your used book donation goes towards Bayswater’s used book sale with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Meredith Chapter of Altrusa International. Among the many charitable programs provided by Altrusa is their “Action for Literacy” whereby volunteers read to local school students and donate both new and used books to area schools. Another service of “Action for Literacy” is delivering books to homebound residents. Your used book donation will help this program tremendously and will be most appreciated. Don’t like your book date? Don’t worry, we promise that its feelings will not be hurt. Will you have a love connection? Will something unexpected happen? You never know until you try! Stop by Bayswater during the month of February to enjoy a FREE “Blind Date with a Book” by donating your used books to our book drive. For more information, call Bayswater at 253-8858.

“Canyons & Myths” Exhibit at Artstream in Dover Artstream gallery is pleased to announce their next opening on Friday, February 7th from 5:30-7pm. The exhibit “Canyons and Myths” features two local New Hampshire artists: Edibeth Farrington and Megan Bogonovich. The exhibit is open from February 7th through March 31 2014 at artstream’s Dover gallery located at 10 Second Street. This exhibit which includes 15 new encaustic monotypes by Edibeth Farrington and sculptures by Megan Bogonovich. During the opening beginning at 6 p.m. we will host four poets who have chosen an art work which inspired them to write and perform a poem about the work. This is our fourth ekphrastic art experience at artstream to date. The poets performing are S. Stephanie, Mark DeCarteret, Pat Frisella and John-Michael Albert. This event is free and the public is warmly welcomed to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For a preview of the exhibit visit http://www.artstreamstudios.com.

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Whew!! It’s nice to be finally home, hunkered down and waiting for the snowstorm. It’s been a frantic twelve hours since the weatherman said we were about to get anywhere from six inches to a foot of snow. Before that forecast had arrived. my life was peaceful here close by the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. But once it was announced, life, as I usually know it here, changed. Once the words had spilled from the weatherman’s mouth I panicked and rose up from my chair and to the kitchen. I knew, as so did most of the other folks here in the Lakes Region, that six inches to a foot meant that it might be a storm of a duration exceeding five or six hours and, once done, would be a good five or six more hours until the roads were clear enough to travel upon. This meant that it would be a good twelve hours, one half of a day, until I could safely venture outside again. A good half a day until I, or others like me, would be able to get to the supermarket. The horror!! I went into the kitchen and ripped open the cabinets to see if I had enough supplies to sustain us through the storm. Though my wife claimed that there was more than enough food in one shelf of the pantry alone to sustain us through a week in the house, I wasn’t buying it.

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Man (and woman) cannot live on peanut butter and canned tuna alone. Well, actually, we could, but I was looking for something more substantial. Were there enough CheezIts left in the box? How about pretzels? Would two loaves of bread be enough? Chocolate Chip cookies? We were failing on all accounts. I threw on my sneakers, got in my car, and headed towards the supermarket. When I arrived, I certainly wasn’t alone. The parking lot was already three-quarters full and more cars were arriving by the second. I had to park at what seemed like about a quarter mile away. I walked briskly, following the crowd, not wanting to seem too anxious but still planning my strategy once I was inside. The crowd was buzzing, most discussing the impending storm. “I heard 6-12� “The guy on WMUR said 15 inches in some isolated areas.� That was the thing, you never knew if you’d be in the isolated area. It was something you hoped never happened, you needed to be prepared. Inside it was chaos. Bodies hurrying everywhere. Friends simply nodding to each other; no time to chat. Shopping carts were at a premium and shopping baskets extinct. Once inside I made my move. Bypassing the meats, fish and vegetables, I headed right towards the cookie and cracker aisle. My favorite chocolate chips were already gone, but there was still a package of that pretty good other brand. I went for it at the same time as an older woman I had seen around town. Our eyes met, I could easily win this battle, but I let it be. There was still a few Pepperidge Farm, no sense getting crazy at this

point. It seemed the Cheez-Its were gone as well, but then a store employee came out with a fresh box. We hovered, jockeying for position, ready to grab at each nutritionally limited, sodiumpacked box that went on the shelf. I got mine with only a few bruises and made a beeline to the bread aisle. It was practically bare. I grabbed a couple of whatever was left. There was no time to be choosy. It was all about survival. I was fortunate enough to get to the pretzel section before the crowd; the selection was excellent. Now off to the checkout. Having 14 items or less I thought I’d be in great shape. I grabbed a giant bag of Cheerios on the way by that were beckoning me. The line was long, some folks trying their best to snake through with sixteen or even seventeen items. Was it worth a fight? Not from me though some others made some biting comments towards those over the legal limit. I could sense the shame in their eyes but they kept their place, knowing time was of the essence, the first snowflakes were falling outside. I finally paid and left, grabbing a copy of The Weirs Times on the way out. The parking lot was an obstacle course of abandoned shopping carts. The snow was beginning to pick up. I caught the glance of some who had waited to the last minute and were just arriving. Would there be enough cookies, pretzels, etc to see them through the storm? I couldn’t linger on it. I got in the car and made it home. The snow was falling heavier. I’d made it. I’d survive till the next afternoon. Whew!

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New Hampshire’s Rainy Day Fund To The Editor: As the legislative session of 2014 begins, the buzz in the State Capital centers mostly on State Revenues and Budgets. One of the larger issues, is the surplus of $72.2 Million Dollars. State Senator Jeanie Forrester, of Meredith, recommends that $15 Million of the $72.2 million dollars be transferred to the “Rainy Day Fund” as required by law. In my opinion, this is a logical move and makes sound business sense for two reasons: (1.) it builds a good foundation for those times in which the State is faced with unplanned crises and ------(2) the R.D.F.supports a favorable bond rating, not only the State, but the States municipalities as well. Yet, according to the Josiah Bartlett Ctr. for Public Policy, in years past, many politicians have lacked the will or more importantly the discipline to follow the law. A case in point; Senator Hosmer of Laconia, a Democrat, in response to Senator Forrester’s recommendation, dismisses the intent of the “Law” and thinks the money should be available for the department of transportation for roads. However, according to the Granite Status news -May 20,13- and the department of trans-

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portation, the State is currently spending $600 Million dollars a year on roads and bridges. A figure Mr. Hosmer conveniently leaves out of the discussion. Moreover, since the Rainy Day Fund was established in 1987, there have been 6 governors in office. Of those 6, two were democrats that removed monies from the fund. Gov. Shaheen withdrew $37 million dollars and Gov. Lynch pulled nearly $80 million from the fund to cover his huge budget deficit in 09’. Gov. Lynch also raided the road toll fund of $8 million dollars, money that could have been used for road and bridges. If Mr. Hosmer is so insistent on spending, and not following the law, perhaps he should contact former Gov. Lynch, and demand the money be returned to the road toll fund. We already know, Governor’s and certain legislators have a penchant for disregarding the law and the State’s Constitution, but the public, expects legislators to follow the law and act in a fiduciary manner that promotes good public policy.

This newspaper was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert as Calvert’s Weirs Times and Tourists’ Gazette and continued until Mr. Calvert’s death in 1902. The new Weirs Times was re-established in 1992 and strives to maintain the patriotic spirit of its predecessor as well as his devotion to the interests of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Cocheco Valley area with the new Cocheco Times. Our newspaper’s masthead and the map of Lake Winnipesaukee in the center spread are elements in today’s paper which are taken from Calvert’s historic publication.

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Congrats To Kenney To The Editor: Congratulations to former state Representative and Senator Joe Kenney for his primary victory in the race to succeed former Executive Councilor Ray Burton. While no one will ever replace Councilor Ray Burton, who we will forever remember as a man who dedicated his life to the people of District 1 and for whom we will always hold a warm place in our hearts, Joe Kenney will do an admirable job carrying on in Ray’s stead. Congratulations are also due to candidates Christopher Boothby and Mark Aldrich for the way they conducted themselves during this primary campaign. Republican Councilor Burton would have been proud to see how all three candidates expressed concern for the people of District 1during a truly bipartisan campaign to benefit all residents of the North Country. We look forward to a continuation of the tradition of constituent service established by Republican Councilor Burton from candidate Joe Kenney and wish him success in the General Election on March 11, 2014. Paul Simard Bristol, NH.

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From The State House The Hidden Truth to Expanded Medicaid There is much justified discussion going on in New Hampshire within the Expanded Medicaid debate. For quite a while, by Rep. Jane the DemocratCormier ic majority of Belknap District 8 the House has tried its best to bring Medicaid Expansion into the Granite State. After a long and heated debate, the NH House recently voted to support Medicaid Expansion. The Senate will be next to take up this issue in 2014. It is important to understand with Medicaid Expansion, you do not have to qualify by being disabled AND financially impoverished as with original Medicaid. Having an approximate income under $35,000 for family of four will put you on the rolls. The question to ask is this: if someone is able to work, would this change

in Medicaid, discourage them from looking for employment? It is a viable question - “free” is hard to beat. Medicaid was originally intended as a safety net for those who were unable to work AND poor. This new definition will be a huge challenge for healthcare in any state which joins the expansion. However, there is another reason to be cautious with Medicaid Expansion. In 1993, Congress passed an omnibus budget bill that required states to recover the expense of long-term care and related costs for deceased Medicaid recipients 55 or older. The 1993 federal law also gave states the option to recover all other Medicaid expenses. While the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) did nothing to change existing federal law, it did expand the number of people who are eligible for Medicaid by dropping the two criteria. Hence, there will be many more people on MedSee cormier on 23

John Kerry, Jihad Coddler The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest Obama administraby Michelle Malkin tion official Syndicated Columnist to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennon’s cloying “Imagine,” don your plaid pajamas, and curl up with a warm cup of deadly naivete. While meeting with Catholic Church officials at the Vatican in Rome on Monday, Kerry expounded on their “huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet.” In other words: If only every al-Qaida and Taliban recruit had a fraction of Kerry’s $200 million fortune, they’d all be frolicking peacefully with infidels on jet skis sporting “Coexist” bumper stickers. This wasn’t a one-off. Kerry delivered a similar Kumbayastyle discourse at the Global Counterterrorism Forum last fall: “Getting this right isn’t just about taking terrorists off the street. It’s about providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment.” Naturally, the Foggy Bottom apple doesn’t fall far from the Pennsylvania Avenue terror-excusing tree. President Obama subscribes to the very same “midnight basketball” theory of counterterrorism. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Obama asserted that ji-

had “grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.” The chronic cluelessness of the root-cause apologists of jihad never ceases to amaze. Britain’s MI5 reported in 2011 that two-thirds of the U.K’s jihad suspects were from middleclass backgrounds, “showing there is no simplistic relationship between poverty and involvement in Islamist extremism.” Thorough reviews of the empirical evidence shows, as the RAND Corporation reported, that “(t)errorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds.” Here’s a refresher cheat sheet: --9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta went to Hamburg University to study urban planning. --Convicted al-Qaida scientist Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied microbiology at MIT and did graduate work in neurology at Brandeis. --Osama bin Laden did a summer school stint at Oxford. --Christmas Day underwear bomb operative Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab was an elite Nigerian engineering student who studied at one of Britain’s leading universities and “lived a gilded life.” --Jihadist Samantha Lewthwaite, the notorious “White Widow” British Muslim convert linked to last year’s Westgate mall massacre in Nairobi, was the daughter of a soldier and a

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The business plan and logic are seemingly simple enough; deliver up to 830,000 barrels of Alberta by John J. Metzler oil sands peSyndicated Columnist troleum a day to U.S. Gulf coast refineries through a new pipeline. The specifics become more complicated; the 1,900 km oil pipeline from Alberta will cross six American states and go to terminals in Oklahoma and refineries in the Gulf Coast. The challenge emerges that both the environmental lobby and wavering Obama Administration has put the XL Pipeline on hold, threatening the project’s future. Given that the USA has prudently tried to lessen petroleum dependence on risky Middle Eastern sources and politically dodgy Venezuela, there’s a compelling logic to closer energy cooperation with Canada. Safety, security and proximity of supplies all clearly argue in Canada’s favor. Moreover the surge of an extra 830,000 barrels of oil for the thirsty American market, carried by underground pipeline and not the risky overland rail routes, seems a logical move. John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Minister stated clearly, “One politician—the President of the United States—can say yes to a great project to create jobs on both sides of the border, help with energy independence and energy security….Decision time is upon us.” Canada’s Conservative government is focused on Keystone XL both as a serious $5 billion plus infrastructural project and jobs creating plan. Later during a whirlwind trip to Washington Foreign Minister Baird made his case to Democrats and Republicans that the pipeline is critical to both Canada and the USA. Baird exclaimed, “it’s a great project that will increase the energy security of our closest friend and ally.” Canada is also the USA’s biggest trading partner and the single largest energy supplier. Instead what we’ve seen is Obama’s fumbling Keystone cops policy towards a true friend.

While most Republicans, business groups, and trade unions largely support Keystone, six Midwestern Democratic Senators equally back the project. North Dakota Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp has expressed frustration over the lengthy pipeline approval process. Senator Heitkamp favors giving a “green light” to the Keystone XL pipeline. Political pundits in Washington have suggested that should Obama reject the pipeline accord, there would be a voter backlash against vulnerable Democrat Senators from the region who are up for re-election this November. Indeed the U.S. State Department is expected to release a cautious but supportive environmental impact report on the XL pipeline by the end of January. The report will stress the need for crucial and prudent environmental safeguards for the project. Oil sand extraction produces high greenhouse gasses, for example. Then comes the nail biting decision by President Obama due three months later in a “national interest determination.” Don’t be surprised if the President plays Hamlet, deliberates further, and stalls the decision off till after the crucial November mid-tem elections. Barack Obama seems torn between his lukewarm support for the pipeline and the bitter emotional opposition of the environmental lobby, a key element of the president’s frayed constituency. Since 2008, the Keystone pipeline issue has proven a rallying point for environmental activists, but has divided trade unions, and the Democrat party. The stakes will rise as decision time approaches. But beyond much of the harem scarem emotions which environmental activists will unleash on both sides of the border, there’s still ample time to ensure and plan for proper conservation safeguards for the project. One glaring issue remains that if the pipeline is not built, much of the oil will continue to go to the Gulf coast refineries, but on a more accident prone rail network running through American communities. Recent oil train

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stone is now, even if it’s not the right one. We can’t continue in this state of limbo.” Well limbo aside, let’s make the right decision. That means ample and judicious safeguards for the

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by fleeing many other societies around the world that were established in the name of economic equality. But who reads history these days? Moreover, those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the left -- which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study -- are not likely to get much attention. The net results are bright people, with impressive degrees, who have been told for years how brilliant they are, but who are often ignorant of facts that might cause them to question what they have been indoctrinated with in schools and colleges. Recently Kirsten Powers repeated on Fox News Channel the discredited claim that women are paid only about three-quarters of what a man is paid for doing the same work. But there have been empirical studies, going back for decades, showing that there is no such gap when the women and men are in the same occupation, with the same skills, experience, education, See Sowell on 26


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Invaders Welcome - We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Law This Saturday during the weekend edition of my radio show one guest scheduled is Lacoby Niel Young Advocates Columnist nia Police Chief Chris Adams. Should be an informative hour. Congratulations to Joe Kenney in his primary victory last week. Joe is a good person and will serve District 1 very well. I have been rough, and will continue to be, on the Establishment Republicans across the land. A tip of the hat to another Republican in that primary, Christopher Boothby, in defeat, was a gentleman during the campaign and immediately following the voting results. When I did the same for the victor Leo Fraser in 1994, and I was told that was a wonderful gesture and it would “pay big dividends down the road”. Thank goodness there wasn’t anything I needed the “dividends” for! For the record that was not Leo or any member of his team. Right now is the time to assist Joe in his race to win a seat at the table to be decided in early March on Election Day. ******** Saturday 1/18 one caller was from West Virginia, close to the Ohio border. And last week I received an email at home from Joe in Fullerton, California. He was moved by the kind words I used to describe Hussein Obama. Now you know the part about kind is not true. Joe liked them anyway! ******** From the NH U L: The city and school budgets for the next fiscal year

can increase by a maximum of 2.13 percent. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas: “We’re already $6 million over the cap,” he said. “That’s why I’ve asked the department heads to bring forward revenue sources.” In 2005 we passed the Tax Cap in Laconia. There was opposition but today property taxpayers know this is the only protection we have from city councilors and school board members. Just this past December the mayor and council voted 4-3 to NOT institute the “Pay-AsYou-Throw”. We have big dumpsters in a handful of locations where folks can drop off recyclables. IF we keep up the weight numbers we can argue, as we did this year, NO purchasing PAYT city garbage bags. This is a move by politicians to say we are saving you money. NOT so. Looks good in the budget, but now ALL of you are paying for the bags at $2 each, and then you are told how MANY bags you put to the curb! ******** I am sure that in many Republican groups my name is met with animosity. Here is some fuel for that flame that asks; why is he doing this to the party? We received mail from the RNC Affiliation Confirmation. After the same old line they asked for money. Due to recent behavior of our political party since 1988 we look at each candidate, not the label. If there is a way to help a preferred candidate, and that is what happens. I will NOT whine about how the party left me, however a better assessment might be with today’s GOP conservative groups who vote Republican are told we are not wanted.

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According to the American Association of Orthodontists, patients’ age 12 to 17 years represent more than half of the over two million orthodontic case starts in the U.S. each year. And that includes your favorite teen celebrities who wear braces! Did you see the cover of People magazine the week of January 20, 2014? Kate Gosselin’s daughters, Mady and Cara, are showing off their great smiles wearing metal braces! With many options for children and adults to consider, you, too, can have a beautiful, healthy and straight smile! Dr. Alan Kennell, Kennell Orthodontics in Laconia (opening in Plymouth, Spring 2014) is dedicated to working with children, adolescents, and adults to help them reach their goals of obtaining smiles of a lifetime. His goals are to provide a fun, friendly, and relaxing environment and to ensure that his patients receive the highest quality orthodontic service.

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An Open Invitation…From The Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force The Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force would like to invite members of the community to attend its next meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The meeting will be held at 5:00 pm at the Franklin Opera House and light refreshments will be served. “This event is a great opportunity for members of the community to find out what the Task Force is doing in their community,” says Coalition Coordinator Brandy Underwood. “We truly hope that people will take the time to learn about the good things happening with the Task Force, and how they can be involved.” The Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force recently moved into a new, more visible and accessible space at the Bessie Rowell Community Center and is excited about what the future will bring. The February meeting is going to be a “year in review.” Information and data about 2013 Task Force initiatives and updates about initiatives that are in progress will be shared. Katy Shea, Evaluator from the Community Health Institute will be reviewing the re-

sults of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey completed by Franklin and Hill youth. When first established, the Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force identified three substance abuse issues to address: prescription drugs, underage drinking and marijuana. In the past three years, the Task Force has made significant progress including the establishment of a free 24/7 Disposal Box for prescription medications at the Franklin Police Department; media campaigns and educational outreach, and the establishment of the Franklin Youth Initiative (FYI). The Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force began with the vision of Mayor Ken Merrifield. It has since grown into a coalition of actively engaged

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individuals and organizations from all sectors of the community working together for a common goal: a healthy environment for the drug- and alcohol-free development of our youth and families. And like all good coalitions—the stronger the collaborations, the bigger the rewards! More Task Force members are needed and wanted. You are invited to attend our February meeting to learn more about what the Task Force is doing to achieve its goals, and how you can be part of the solution! For more information, contact Brandy Underwood at 998-5337 or taskforceinfo@franklinnh.org. You can also click on the link for the Task Force at www.franklinnh.org.

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Ask The Builder How To Attach Shelves To A Pocket Door Wall by Tim Carter

Syndicated Columnist

DEAR TIM: We have a pocket door to our pantry in our kitchen. We plan to install 10-inch-deep wood shelving perpendicular to the pocket door wall. This means we need to be careful when anchoring the sides of the shelves. I attached a diagram so you can see what I mean. What is the best way to anchor the shelving to a pocket door wall? Are there any shallow drywall anchor solutions that would work for this scenario? What other options do I have? What would you avoid? -Rae J., Burlington, Vt. DEAR RAE: First, I want to congratulate you, or the architect, for selecting a pocket door for your pantry. I’m a huge fan of pocket doors because of the amount of space they save. The last thing you want is a door swinging into a narrow pantry where space is at a premium -- or in your case, the door swinging into the kitchen blocks the pathway between the pantry and the island. The house I live in now -- and I didn’t build it -- has a swinging door

You can see the narrow shelves adjacent to the pocket door. It’s easy to provide plenty of support to these shelves and not risk damaging the pocket door into our master bedroom closet. This door makes it impossible to access my clothes unless I enter the closet and close the door! A person suffering from claustrophobia would freak out with the door closed. Sadly, a space-saving pocket door could have been installed with no effort. I had a pocket door for our master bedroom closet in the last house that I built and lived in. The good news is that you can successfully secure the shelves to this pocket door wall. Even though the pocket cavity limits the space for fas-

teners, you will not create a situation where the sliding door will get scratched by a nail or screw that’s poking through the wall. If you were building a new home and you knew you might be installing shelves or hanging heavy pictures on a pocket door wall, I’d recommend you do a trick I did for years. I’m sure I’m not the first builder to do this, but I always glued and screwed pieces of 1/2-inch plywood to the back of the drywall that covered the thin studs that create the pocket for the door. The pieces of plywood fit in See builder on 23

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We rode the High Country double chair to the top of the resort just to breathe the air at 4,000 feet and enjoy the wide open easy skiing. Then we cruised down Tippecanoe to the Northside double chair for a few no-lift-line runs while the morning crowd at the base dispersed over the resort. Next we slid over to the Sunnyside Triple. Gema was my favorite trail of the day! The powder and loose granular snow made for easy turning on the Gema’s steeper terrain that flows straight down the fall line. After a couple hours on the slopes our snow frozen faces and feet told us it was time for hot chocolate. Instead of heading into the very nice and roomy Timberlodge, which is right on the trail adjacent to Sunnyside lift, we opted to head back up to the top of the mountain and fight our way into the most popular Schwendi Hutte. The Schwendi Hutte is a true mountain hut like you would find in the Alps. Perched high on the mountain with an outdoor deck, the little house is always packed on weekends. The table

Yours Truly making first tracks on High Country, near Waterville’s 4,000 foot summit. and chairs are crammed together and it is charming. Everyone takes pleasure in absorbing the hut’s warmth. I snagged a couple of side by side easy chairs as my friend waited in perhaps the longest line at the whole resort—the one to get a hot chocolate in the Schwendi Hutte! Ah, but it’s worth the wait for that chocolaty hot liquid topped with a giant spoonful of marshmallow fluff! The break at the hut recharged us and we continued to ski around the mountain. We even

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icaid between the ages of 55 and 65, and, therefore, potentially more estates on the hook for Medicaid expenses after the beneficiary passes. This little caveat is called the Estate Recovery Program. This means that once a person dies, the government can seek 100% reimbursement from the person’s estate for all the services the person received while they were on the program. This is similar to a reverse mortgage; however, the government is the beneficiary. Medicaid can put a lien on your home while you are still living, then when the home is put up for sale, Medicaid will seek reimbursement from the proceeds. Now, there are a few exceptions to this. Medicaid won’t seek reimbursement if a spouse is still living in the home after the person dies, if there is a child under the age of 21 living in the home, or a disabled child. Remember, with this new expansion, newly eligible people between the ages of 55-65 only have to pass an income level test. Other assets will not be taken into account. For example, new retirees who may have a low “income� could still have significant assets. They may own a home(s), or have annuities or other financial resources. However, they will still be eligible for Medicaid. Was this what Medicaid was intended for? And with the Estate Recovery Program in play, do people really understand what this may mean for them? I am not so sure. Folks should check into all this information before choosing to move toward Medicaid Expansion. Do we really want NH to be part of this federal insurance program, especially since it has not been clearly defined for our citizens? Other states have signed on – why don’t we wait to see how that works out for them before making it law in NH. Sometimes, it is important to watch and wait. This, in my opinion, is one of those times.

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between the pocket door wall studs. This plywood could be applied to the one side of the pocket after the drywall was installed because you could access the inside of the pocket easily. The other side of the pocket required the plywood pieces to be attached to the drywall before it was screwed to the pocket door wall studs. It only took a few minutes of extra time to do this. Since the pocket door wall studs were normally 3/4-inch deep, the 1/2inch plywood never had a chance of touching the moving door. Since you can’t add this plywood, I’m going to recommend you glue and nail the cleats that support the shelves. Pantry shelves need to be strong because you, or a future homeowner, may fill the shelves with cans or jars that are very heavy. The key is to make sure the cleats that support each shelf are at least 1 and 1/2-inches wide and support the shelf on at least three sides. Using wider cleats like this helps to spread out the weight because you have more surface area of the cleat contacting the wall surface. Use construction adhesive sold in caulking tubes. The consistency of this glue is perfect for this task, as it will not run down the walls like thin wood glue in a bottle. I would recommend using 2-inch-long finish nails driven at a 45-degree angle to secure the wood cleats to the drywall. I would alternate aiming the nails left and then right, spacing them about 6 inches apart. Nailing them at the 45-degree angle ensures that the nail will penetrate the backside of the drywall by about 1/4 of an inch. The purpose of the nails is to hold the cleat in place as the construction adhesive cures. The nails will support quite a bit of weight on their own, but the adhesive will do the lion’s share of the work when it comes to supporting the shelf weight.

I would avoid using wire shelving that typically has only one support point at the sides of shelving. This single bracket concentrates the weight to just one small spot. What’s more, you usually have to use expanding anchors that might interfere with the sliding door. Don’t fall into the trap of using a shelf cleat on just the ends of the shelf. Many people do this to save time, but in your case you need the shelf cleat that runs along the entire back of the shelf. This rear cleat will help distribute much of the weight along the back wall. Be sure this cleat is fastened into the regular wall studs on this wall. Don’t load the shelves with weight for at least 48 hours. This will allow plenty of time for the construction adhesive to cure. If the room temperature is less than 50 degrees, I’d wait at least 72 hours. Want free home-improvement information? Go to www.AsktheBuilder.com and sign up for Tim’s free newsletter. Have a question for Tim? Just click the Ask Tim link on any page of the website. (c)2014 TIM CARTER DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.

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Peter Ferber Art Unveiling

The Art Place, 9 N. Main Street, Wolfeboro. Unveiling at 9:30am. Artist reception to follow. Show continues through March 1st. 569-6159

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Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities -- both professional and personal -- opening up by week’s end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With both your creative side and your energy levels rising this week, you should be able to tackle that too-long-neglected project again. A family member might have important news. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An explanation you requested seems to be more confusing than enlightening. You should insist on clarifications now, rather than deal with problems that might arise later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels might be ebbing a bit. But that’s no excuse for taking catnaps when you

ACROSS 1 Ecstatic joy 8 Injured 15 Heart chambers 20 Baseball’s “Hebrew Hammer” 21 The U.S., south of the U.S. border 22 Bucking horse 23 Two words that might follow BUTTER ... 25 Arledge of TV 26 Guess as to takeoff: Abbr. 27 Shortcoming 28 Yoga pad 29 Not as bright 30 The Louvre, e.g.: Abbr. 32 Stephen of films 33 SPORTS ... 36 HARD ... 39 Get choked by, as food 40 Baseballer David a.k.a. “Big Papi” 41 Secrete milk 45 Discontinued 48 - Moines, Iowa 49 Congo River feeder 53 Modify formally 55 Spain’s longest river 56 STORM ... 59 Winning line in tictac-toe 60 To be, to Jacques 63 “- in the bag!” 64 - -pah-pah band 65 Begin the cruise 67 - play (a simple job) 69 Country music resort city in Missouri 73 Tenor Jan 74 More piquant 76 Detroit-to-Montreal dir. 77 Some toy batteries

could be working on those unfinished tasks. There’ll be time to curl up and relax by week’s end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) It’s a good time to get those ideas out of your head and into a readable format if you hope to have them turned into something doable. A good friend is ready with worthwhile advice. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Careful -- you might be stepping into dangerous territory if you decide to “exaggerate” the facts too much. Remember: The truth speaks for itself and needs no embellishment. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although your workplace successes have earned you many admirers, there are some colleagues who are not among them. Be careful how you proceed with your new project. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to go into great detail to explain why you’re currently reluctant to make changes to an already prepared

79 “An apple - ...” 80 Summer, to the French 81 AIR ... 86 Castle-circling ditch 88 Roman 553 89 What the Tin Woodman asked for 90 Derek and Diddley 93 Sleep disorder 95 Toss in some seasoning 97 Plain as day 99 Buddhism’s - Lama 101 POWER ... 105 BLUE ... 110 Critical hosp. ward 111 Part of RSVP 112 Having disembarked 113 Pluralized -y 114 Becomes smelting waste 116 Letter before theta 118 Hipbone part 119 HAND ... 123 Get the suds out of 124 10th-century German king 125 Most pointless 126 See 44-Down 127 Maximally massive 128 Certifies (to) DOWN 1 Rally or relay 2 Far greater 3 Pieces of merchandise 4 “Tik -” (2009 #1 hit for Kesha) 5 “Catch - You Can” (Dave Clark Five song)

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AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Changing conditions might require you to alter some of your plans. While you might be agreeable to this, be prepared with explanations for those who do not want changes made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Although you might have to deal with some detractors who aren’t too kind in their critiques, you gain points when you’re willing to stand up and defend your work. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for creating a warm and loving environment between yourself and others.

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environment, but not political paralysis reflecting a chicken little “the sky is falling “ managerial approach. Gary Doer, Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S. made the case succinctly. “It always makes more sense in our view to get energy from Middle North America than the Middle East.� I would agree.

hours of work and continuous years of full-time work. Income differences between the sexes reflect the fact that women and men differ in all these things -- and more. Young male doctors earn much more than young female doctors. But young male doctors work over 500 hours a year more than young female doctors. Then there is the current hysteria which claims that people in the famous “top one percent� have incomes that are rising sharply and absorbing a wholly disproportionate share of all the income in the country. But check out a Treasury Department study titled “Income Mobility in the U.S. from 1996 to 2005.� It uses income tax data, showing that people who were in the top one percent in 1996 had their incomes fall -- repeat, fall -- by 26 percent by 2005. What about the other studies that seem to say the opposite? Those are studies of income brackets, not studies of the fleshand-blood human beings who are moving from one bracket to another over time. More than half the people who were in the top one percent in 1996 were no longer there in 2005. This is hardly surprising when you consider that their incomes were going down while there was widespread hysteria over the be-

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lief that their incomes were going up. Empirical studies that follow income brackets over time repeatedly reach opposite conclusions from studies that follow individuals. But people in the media, in politics and even in academia, cite statistics about income brackets as if they are discussing what happens to actual human beings over time. All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians’ warning that correlation is not causation. For example the New York Times crusaded for government-provided prenatal care, citing the fact that black mothers had prenatal care less often than white mothers -- and that there were higher rates of infant mortality among blacks. But was correlation causation? American women of Chinese, Japanese and Filipino ancestry also had less prenatal care than whites -- and lower rates of infant mortality than either blacks or whites. When statistics showed that black applicants for conventional mortgage loans were turned down at twice the rate for white applicants, the media went ballistic crying racial discrimination. But whites were turned down almost twice as often as Asian Americans -- and no one thinks that is racial discrimination. Facts are not liberals’ strong suit. Rhetoric is. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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former University of London student. --British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a London School of Economics student, was convicted of abducting and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl. --Seven upper-middleclass jihadi doctors were implicated in the 2007 London/Glasgow bombings. --Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri didn’t need more education or wealth to steer him away from Islamic imperialism. He had a medical degree. So did former Hamas biggie Abdel al-Rantissi. --Al-Qaida mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro, N.C., and then transferred to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering along with 30 other Muslims. Mohammed applied his Western learning to oversee the 1993 World Trade Center bombing plot (six Americans dead), the U.S.S. Cole attack (17 American soldiers dead) and the September 11 attacks (3,000 dead). He also has been linked to the 1998 African embassy bombings (212 dead, including 12 Americans), the plot to kill the pope, the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and the Bali nightclub bomb blast that killed nearly 200 tourists, including two more Americans. Osama bin Laden, of course, was dedicated to spending every last penny of his inherited Saudi fortune -- estimated at

between $50 million and $300 million -- to wage war on the West. AlShabaab jihadists have amassed their own terror campaign chest through the illegal ivory trade. Privileged jihad funders from Qatar and other Gulf states heap their petro-dollars on al-Qaida. The Taliban raised $400 million in one year, according to a 2012 U.N. report, not just from opium, but largely from “donations, taxing local economies and extorting money from such targets as drug dealers, cellphone operators and aid projects.� Indeed, since 2006, “the Taliban have managed to finance an ever-increasing number of attacks, reflecting a year-on-year increase in income,� the U.N. report said. Memo to stupidly rich elitist John Kerry, richly stupid progressive Barack Obama and the administration’s bleeding-heart bureaucrats in a bubble: Financial bankruptcy is not, and has never been, the “root cause� of Koran-inspired hatred and violence against nonbelievers. Lack of intellectual stimulation is not, and has never been, the “root cause� of radical Islam’s centuries-old and never-ceasing imperative to establish a worldwide caliphate and conquer the West. The root cause of civilizational jihad is unmitigated evil and arrogance, not lack of compassion, understanding or social justice. Islamic terrorism never had such dutiful tools as the American fools who rationalize it. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies� (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@ gmail.com.


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Feb. 9th: “Kalamazoo Gals: a Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson’s “Banner” Guitars of WWII” with Professor W. John Thomas, Quinnipiac University

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During WWII, Gibson employed a nearly all female workforce to build thousands of wartime guitars and marked each with a small, golden “banner” pronouncing that “Only a Gibson is Good Enough.” The banner disappeared at the end of 1945 when the war ended, the soldiers returned, and most of the Kalamazoo Gals ceded their guitar making jobs back to their male predecessors. Professor Thomas will discuss his research and interviews with the WWII women workers of Gibson and will also sign copies of his book Kalamazoo Gals.

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Feb. 16th: “Taste of the Home Front: A Glimpse Into World War II Cooking” with Lisa Simpson Lutts, Exec. Director – NH Boat Museum



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When people think about the Home Front during World War II, one of the first subjects that comes to mind is food rationing and the problems housewives had when finding ingredients for the meals they cooked. Lisa Simpson Lutts, food historian and Director of the New Hampshire Boat Museum, has researched cooking during the War years. She will give an illustrated lecture entitled “Taste of the Home Front: A Glimpse Into World War II Cooking.”

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Feb. 23rd: “What There Was Not to Tell, Presentation and book signing” with Edie Clark, Author

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Edie sets out to fill in the details of the gaping hole that was created in her family’s life by the death of a man she never met. What she discovered is a riveting story that is both tragic yet somehow triumphant, uniquely personal yet universal. This is a book about war, what war does to anyone it touches, how the loss of one man affected not only her mother, his family, and her mother’s own family.

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Mar. 2nd: “The Granite Men of Henri-Chapell, Presentation and book signing” with Aimee Fogg, Author

These are not war stories. They are an attempt to illustrate each civilian life before the war as well as capture the essence of the person behind the military rank.

Mar. 2nd Mar. 9th: “Dick O’Kane, A New Hampshire Hero” with Gerry Sedor, Retired U.S. Navy Captain



From a historical point of view, New Hampshire was very important in the nation’s defense efforts during World War II. Many of the nation’s submarines critical to our winning the war in the Pacific were designed and built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. New Hampshire also provided some exceptional military leaders. One of the most decorated military leaders who served our nation during this period was Durham native and Medal of Honor winner Dick O’Kane, considered to be the most successful submarine commanding officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. This presentation will provide background information on our submarine fleet’s performance in the Pacific during the war and focus on Dick O’Kane’s contributions both during and after the war.

Mar. 16th: “SeaBees and their impact on World War II” with Bob Jones, WWII Veteran and Wright Museum Volunteer

When America entered the War in December 1941, using civilian labor for military projects outside the US stopped because international law forbade civilians from resisting military attack. Consequently, the Naval Construction Battalions (SeaBees) were formed in January 1942.

Mar. 16th

Doors: 1 pm / Begins: 2 pm

What There Was Not To Tell tells the specific story of our family’s loss which could be the story of any family who has lost a soldier in war, any war.

“He was all I had left.”-Mother of SGT William Dierauer, KIA 11/29/44... They rest in a distant land they fought to liberate nearly 70 years ago, their lives ended by war and their stories quieted by time. For 38 New Hampshire World War Two soldiers buried in Belgium, their stories are brought to life once again in The Granite Men of Henri-Chapelle.

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From Guadalcanal to the Normandy Invasion, the Seabees took part in every major amphibious assault in WWII, quickly earning a reputation for bravery and their ability to “get the job done”. A Marine who fought on Guadalcanal, our speaker Bob Jones says, “If it were not for the Seabees, I wouldn’t be here. Their story must be told and I am ready to do it.”

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Mar. 23rd: “The M1 Rifle, Up Close and Personal; The Why and How of the Rifle and Its Development” with George Gurick, Jr.



Mar. 23rd

Get up close and personal with the M1 rifle in this presentation by George Gurick, Jr. He will explore the development and use of the M1 rifle during World War II and also will provide an in-depth look at its technical components. Mr. Gurick is an Instructor/Coach Squad Designated Marksman (Class Number One) in the US Army Marksmanship Unit/ Civilian Marksmanship Program and a Master Instructor (Class Number One) Service Rifle in the Civilian Marksmanship Program. George is an advanced collector of US military small arms, from the Indian War era through Vietnam.

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