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Portsmouth & Seacoast Restaurant Week From Thursday April 4th through Saturday, April 13th, the Spring edition of Portsmouth and The Seacoast Restaurant Week kicks into gear. There will be over forty-five restaurants participating .

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Arthur Card Lives And Sells The Lifestyle by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

kind of guy who lives this style. I’m in the woods every day and I truly enjoy the local lore and the hominess of this area.” Arthur Card was born in Portsmouth and he grew up in the restaurant business. His father was a chef at Camp Nokomis on Bear Island, so Card spent every summer in the 1960s and 1970s in what he calls “A

childhood of New Hampshire Bliss.” “I knew that I would always come back here to live,” said Card. That trip took a circuitous route. In the 1980s, Card lived far from New Hampshire in New Orleans and Houston working as a chef and a district manager for restaurants and office buildSee card on 21

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made, rustic style furniture and other handcrafted pieces. “We feature over seventyfive local artists and crafts people” said Card. Many of these artisans he has met through the years; some are friends and neighbors and even an old high school friend. “I’m passionate about this type of craftsmanship,” said Card. “I’m the


Arthur Card inside his newest store, Cozy Cabin Rustics in Meredith at Mill Falls Marketplace. Also located in Plymouth, his stores offer handcrafted rustic furniture and other goods made by over 75 different artisans as well as some U.S. companies. brendan smith Photo Card’s love of the rustic lifestyle makes him a true believer in every product that he sells.

Diners will have the choice to choose between a threecourse prix-fixe lunch for only $16.95 or they can enjoy a three-course dinner for $29.95 (prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended where applicable. For a complete list of restaurants and menus available go to If you are coming from out of town to enjoy Restaurant Week, there is a full listing of lodging specials at the site to help you make the most of your trip.


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Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord. 225-1111

Poets in the Attic

The Country Bookseller, Durgin Stables, N. Main Street, Wolfeboro. 7-9pm. 539-4472

“Mrs. Andrews – Antebellum Lady” – A Living History Program

The Pierce Brigade, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane, Concord. 7pm. Program by Pam Weeks. 224-1819

Sanbornton Public Library. 6:308:30pm. “Beyond Our Differences”. 934-5717

Wed. 3rd – Thurs. 4th AARP Mature Driver Safety Program

Meredith Community Center, Rt. 3, Meredith. 9am-1pm both days. $14. 279-5631

Thursday 4th

Soldier On – Presentation

American Legion Post, Plymouth Street, Meredith. 6:30pm. Presented by Cathy Bentwood and Alex Ray.

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Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in Schools)

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992

Saturday 30th Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in Schools)

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992

Franklin Historical Society Meeting

Webster Place Building, 21 Holy Cross Road, Franklin. 7pm. “How to Research Your Old House”. www.

Friday 5th

Fire Station, 59 West Bow Street, Franklin. 2-4pm. All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a carrier. $12 cash only. 934-3109

Concord City Auditorium, Concord. 7:30pm. $12.50pp. Tickets available at 224-7418

Fri. 5th – Sun. 7th Great Northeast Boat Show

Hampshire Dome, Milford. Fri. 12-7pm, Sat. 10-6pm and Sun. 10-3pm. www.

Durham’s 19th Annual Egg Hunt

Durham Town Landing on Old Landing Road. 11am.817-4074

Sunday 31st Community Fellowship Group Breakfast Buffet

Patrick’s Pub and Eatery, Gilford. 9:30am-11am for the first 125 people. This is Easter Sunday for people without a church. $5/adult, $2.50/ children. 455-0758

Winter Market

Danbury Grange Hall, across from the Fire Station in the center of Danbury. 9am-1pm.

Snowmobile Hill Climb Challenge

Pat’s Peak Ski Area, Henniker. Registration is from 5:30am-9am. 428-3245

“Just Desserts” Event

Mountain View Community, off Rt. 171 in Ossipee. 2-4pm. $10pp, $4 for children under 10. 539-4964

Frolic with Fiber: Felted Flowers for Embellishments

League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery, 279 D.W. Highway, Meredith. 9:30am-1:30pm. Class taught by Nancy Evans. $40 per student. Preregistration required. 279-7920.

Free Class on Ligament and Joint Health

Sunflower Natural Foods, 390 South Main Street, Laconia. 10am-Noon. Registration required. 524-6334

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Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992

Saturday 6th Rules of Golf Clinic

Concord Country Club, Concord. 9am3pm. $15pp. 569-3471

James Montgomery

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

Dance Northeast

Sunday 7th David Wax Museum

Portsmouth Music Hall, Portsmouth. 7pm. 436-2400

Cabin Fever Lecture Series

The Wright Museum, Wolfeboro. 2pm. White Glove presentation of period firearms. RSVP encouraged. 5691212

Thursday 11th Mysteries of Tamworth and Effingham Ironworks

Sanbornton Public Library in Sanbornton Town Square. 7pm. Open to public. Free. 286-4596 Friday 12th

Lottery Cocktail Party

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 5:30pm. $100 donation admits two. 335-1992

Plymouth Blues Summit

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

Late Night Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!

Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord. 225-1111

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










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Loon Magic: Sights and Sounds

Community Room, Hopkinton Town Library, Contoocook. 1:30-2:30pm. Presented by Candace Morrison. Free but donations are greatly appreciated. 746-6121

Holy Trinity School Annual Spring Auction

Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Silent Auction begins at 5pm with the live auction starting at 7pm. Dinner will be served in between

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3 More Market Days At Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market With just three more market days remaining, on March 23rd, 24th and 30th, the Tilton Winter Farmers’ Market invites you to come to the market to stock up on great local food before the end of the season. We have greens, hearty root veggies, mushrooms, garlic, local meats, dairy and cheeses, prepared foods, soups, maple syrup and honey, jams and jellies, hot sauce and chutneys, gourmet coffee and tea, delicious baked goods, and also potted herbs and flowers, natural body care products and handmade soaps. This weekend (March 23-24), American Flatbread Company will be there with samples of their rustic crust pizza served out of their portable oven. Come by and enjoy live music by Don Bartenstein on Saturday and Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman on Sunday, facepainting for the kids and over 44 local food producers on both days! There is a shuttle on Saturday’s from 10am – 2pm from the Tanger Outlet Center. The shuttle is free and meets between Old Navy and Starbucks. The market is located right off of I-93, Exit 20 just a 1/2 mile west toward Tilton; an easy drive 18 minutes North of Concord.

Woodman Museum Opens For Season The Woodman Institute Museum in Dover, re-opens at noon on April 3rd with new trustees, a new curator and new exhibits. Considered one of New England’s finest nineteenth century style natural science, local history and art museums offering visitors from across the country and around the world a unique museum experience. This season’s feature exhibit in the Woodman House is “Quench Your Thirst…a history of Dover bottlers.” The Woodman features one of the largest mineral collections north of Boston, an entire room displaying Civil War artifacts including a rare Napoleon Canon and the saddle used by President Lincoln to do a military review only days before the assassination. Police/fire memorabilia, nautical instruments and ship models are displayed with antique dolls/toys, military swords, including a 1700s Japanese ceremonial sword from the Russian Japanese Treaty of 1905 and a suit of medieval armor. The Woodman Institute Museum at 182 Central Ave. is open Wednesday – Sunday 12:30-4:30. Exhibits for all ages and interests are on display through-out three historic homes and visitors should allow at least two hours for your visit. Group tours are welcome by appointment. Call 603-742-1038 or visit

Children’s Museum Hosts Dollar Deal Night On Friday, April 5, the Children’s Museum of NH will open its doors to visitors from 5:30 - 8 pm for just $1 per person, thanks to sponsorship from Citizens Charitable Foundation. Dollar Deal Nights happen on the first Friday of each month during the school year, offering families a low-cost night out together. The Children’s Museum is not normally open at night, so this is also a special treat to visit after-hours and enjoy creative play before bedtime. The Children’s Museum of NH is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm during the school year. The museum is closed most Mondays except for selected holidays and school vacation days. The Children’s Museum of NH is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover. For more info visit

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Humane Society. Many of the teams commented that they will begin their fund raising efforts earlier next year so that will only make this event bigger and bigger in the years to come. Besides the individual pledges, the Humane Society also had an online website where people could make donations before and during the triathlon. We also raised $1500 from sponsorships, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.” The popularity of the event has been growing over the years as many of the teams sign up to participate weeks before the

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The Hypocrisy Of Wind To The Editor: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trees Not Towersâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;protect scenic viewsâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;defend the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest assetâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the biggest threat of our generationâ&#x20AC;?. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Forests and other environmentalists have declared war on Northern Pass. So where is the outrage over wind farms? Northern Pass consists largely of 85â&#x20AC;&#x2122; transmission line towers winding through mostly obscure existing rights-of-way. Wind farms consist of 400â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bird shredding wind turbines (blade tips at 150MPH) stretched conspicuously over miles of mountain ridges. Thirty six to date and lots more planned. But: Northern Pass evil-wind farm good; by what possible environmental, economic, or moral standard does that make sense? Every wind turbine is a tax subsidized monument to liberal hypocrisy. If you really value New Hampshireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenery and you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen the Groton wind farm then, before dozens more are approved, you owe it to yourself and to New Hampshire to drive west on the Tenney Mtn. Hgwy from I93 in Plymouth. While viewing the turbines youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll not want to miss one of the ugliest transmission lines in the state which now lines the highway from Groton to Plymouth. Robert E. Hood Center Harbor, NH.

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Not Tea Party To the Editor, It has come to our attention that some NH residents have been receiving phone calls by out-of-state groups calling themselves â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tea partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. These calls are for the purpose of soliciting donations. We would like the residents of NH to know that our tea party group in NH is non-partisan and NOT affiliated with any of these GOP PACs from Washington DC, and that our group will NEVER ask our members for money. We would like to advise everyone to question any groups who call them to find out exactly who they are before donating over the phone. Jane Aitken Communications, NHTPC

EPA Out Of Control To The Editor: Last week I attended a hearing held by the EPA in Newington regarding â&#x20AC;&#x153;storm water runoff.â&#x20AC;? What I discovered was if any town in New Hampshire does not produce a written reply with objections to the specifications of this enormous complicated packet of rules and regulations proposed by the EPA by April 15th that town would forfeit their ability to defend itself from any future onerous EPA penalties that could reach $37,500 per day for each violation of the EPA pro-

This newspaper was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert as Calvertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weirs Times and Touristsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gazette and continued until Mr. Calvertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s masthead and the map of Lake Winnipesaukee in the center spread are elements in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper which are taken from Calvertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic publication.

posed rules. Complying with the proposed EPA regulations could increase the sewer bill of an average homeowner by a great deal, possibly over $1,000 per year. At the EPA hearing in Newington were representatives from Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Plaistow, Somersworth, Rochester, Greenland, Amherst, Epping, Exeter and many more. A very articulate lawyer representing a number of towns in the southeast corner of New Hampshire testified and explained the legal and draconian aspects of these EPA proposals. He mentioned that in the state of Virginia a coalition of communities had sued the EPA over these regulations and won in court. The Judge ruled that these EPA rules were arbitrary, unreasonable, and extremely costly. The EPA did not appeal. The representative from Nashua testified that Nashua could not meet the April 15 deadline for comments because the specifications were so complicated. He needed at least a 2 month extension of the deadline. The representative from Manchester also asked for a 2 month extension of the deadline to understand fully what investment and additional staffing would be required. His preliminary review indicated the City of Manchester would have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to See mail boat on 28

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Getting back together with my old friend Vinnie and resuscitating F.A.T.S.O. couldn’t have happened in a better year. For the three of you out there who still don’t know, F.A.T.S.O stands for Flatlander Adjusting To Solitary Oblivion, a winter support group for new transplants to New Hampshire. The late winter snowstorms and cold weather caught a lot of people off guard and we found our membership ranks suddenly swelling For the first time in the history of the group, we even had calls from Flatlanders, no longer members of the group, who are wintering in Florida, telling us that they wanted to join the group just so they could get our weekly newsletters. Seems they wanted to keep an eye out for when might be the best time to come back to the area. Last year, in the middle of March, temperatures were in the 80s with not a trace of snow on the ground. It was the second mild winter in a row and the local and national newscasts heralded the ends of winters as we knew them, here in New Hampshire. If things kept up, there wouldn’t even be a need to go down to Florida at all, you could stay right here in New Hampshire because soon the weather would be balmy year round and Florida would

be under water anyway as the oceans would rise and swallow it whole. It was the kind of news stories that make Diane Sawyer a very happy woman. Of course, like any good doomsday prediction, this didn’t hold much water this year. We had one of the snowiest and coldest winters in a few years. And it wasn’t just here. It was the coldest winter in the United Kingdom in fifty years and the coldest in Europe in thirty. (But who really cares about those places anyway?) People were freezing where they had never been freezing much before, or lately, like here in New Hampshire. Folks were miserable and all of this was good news to Vinnie and me. So, now that Global warming outrage has been put on the back burner - at least until we get a hot day in the summer – F.A.T.SO. is back in business in a big way. Still, there are a few deadbeats who try to get some of our help without actually paying their membership fee. They stop into our office just to ask “one simple question.” They call up and tie up our phone lines telling us that they really don’t have time to be a member but just have one question – which always turns into more. “I really don’t need to join, I’m doing very well on my own. I just needed to ask one thing about how to assemble a roof rake properly.” Or “It’s my first winter here from New York and I really only need to know where in the world I can buy some real chopped chicken liver, I’m going out of my mind.” In the past, we used to give out some of these simple answers from the goodness of our hearts. We

soon found out that these things were being posted on the Internet and the advice we were charging our members for was being disbursed for free. So, yes, a few of these things are out there, but we have hundreds of survival tips that we have learned over the years that we will now only share with paid members. (Just a warning, you will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement, so if you are thinking of joining, then using this knowledge for your own profit, be ready for a big legal battle.) So, due to the increasing   demand for our services,  help we are refusing to  anyone who isn’t serious about membership; either you are in or you are out. We really hate to be this way, it kind of goes against our initial mission statement in helping all in need. We wanted to shake off the old city habits and embrace the very essence of New England; people helping people, just because. It’s the few bad apples out there who have forced our hand. They aren’t looking for our help because they are in need; they are asking only in the interest of their own profit. So, to those of you who are full of good intentions when you reach out (I hate that phrase) to us, please understand why we insist on membership before we give you any help. It’s only fair. ******** SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION – Coming later this year “The Flatlander Chronicles and Other Tales.” Will keep you posted on the publication date. Brendan Smith welcomes your comments at You can also follow his blog at or on Twitter at @weirsbrendan.




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From The State House State House Happenings It was a wild week this past Wednesday and Thursday with TWO full days of debating and voting under our golden dome. by Rep. Jane Since I am still Cormier relatively new Belknap District 8 to this game, it was helpful to see the maneuvers being used to recommit bills, table bills, special order bills – it was all there to see this week. Our House Calendar held approximately 60 bills, most of which we sifted through by the end of session on Thursday. Here is a short list of some important bills you may be interested in. HB271 Analysis: This bill prohibits the commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services from expanding Medicaid pursuant to the Patient Protection and Afford-

able Care Act of 2009. That is it – short and sweet. I wish all bills could be so concise. Rep. William O’Brien eloquently spoke as sponsor of this bill and debated that HB271 was needed to prevent Medicaid expansion in NH as it is clearly an unaffordable program even with the subsidy granted by the federal government. Basically, after the first few years, federal dollars will stop flowing leaving NH to fund the entire program of expanded Medicaid to the tune of $50,000,000 - $100,000,000 per year. HB271 was voted Inexpedient to Legislate (killed) by a vote of 206 – 155. HB 454 Analysis: Requiring consent prior to the installation of electric smart meters. This bill was killed by a vote of 232 to 124. Personal property rights lost the debate as sponsors of the bill “…felt that this issue failed to meet the threshold needed for legislation. As cus-

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Penny Pritzker: A Chicago Fat Cat for Commerce Secretary? Will President Obama really nominate billionaire Chicago gal pal Penny Pritzker to head his Commerce Department? by Michelle Malkin “It’s a done Syndicated Columnist deal,” according to a White House source close to the Chicago Tribune. As further confirmation, Pritzker resigned abruptly from the Windy City’s school board late last week. The crony fix seems to be in. Taxpayers, beware. Pritzker is a deep-pocketed doyenne with a family history of dodging taxes -- or siphoning them away from the public for her own family’s gargantuan private gain. If you want to see how she’ll oversee a $10 billion government agency, look at her own wealth redistribution record. Most notoriously, Pritzker headed up subprime lender Superior Bank. Even after it went under in 2001 and left 1,400 mostly poor and minority customers destitute, Pritzker was pushing to expand its toxic subprime loan business. As I’ve reported previously, Pritzker and her family escaped accountability by forking over a discounted $460 million settlement over 15 years after the bank collapsed. One of the Obamas’ oldest Chicago friends and an intimate confidante of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Pritzker served as a top national finance chairwoman and bundler for the 2008 presidential campaign. She is an heir to the Hyatt Hotel and Pritzker family fortunes. According to Forbes, her grandfather and his sons also created the industrial conglomerate Marmon Holdings,

which the family sold to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway for $4.5 billion. To protect her family’s multibillion-dollar fortune, Pritzker’s enterprises park their money in the very same kind of offshore trusts Obama attacked GOP rival Mitt Romney over. But Obama lapped up nearly $800 million in campaign and inaugural funding raised by Pritzker. A former Pritzker tax lawyer pioneered tax-avoidance strategies for the family, which allowed them to pay $9 million in taxes instead of $150 million in estate taxes after patriarch A.N. Pritzker died. As Forbes notes: “There are now 11 Pritzkers on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans.” Nice lawyering if you can get it. Exempted from Obama’s poisonous class-warfare demagoguery, Pritzker also chaired Chicago’s failed Olympic Village Subcommittee while serving as president of Pritzker Realty Group, a top Illinois mega-developer that would have reaped untold millions in project work if then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and the White House had secured the 2016 Olympic bid. Former Pritzker executive and Obama campaign treasurer Martin Nesbitt also served on the Olympic committee, while holding the chairmanship of the Chicago Housing Authority under Daley -- brother of former Obama Chief of Staff William Daley. Cronies of a feather. One of the most lucrative schemes milked by these developers and perfected in Chicago is a mechanism called tax increment financing. When I worked in Seattle covering corporate welfare and city government, I became strange bedfellows with a diverse alliance of libertarians and Ralph Naderites who rightly

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UN Survey Praises “Rise of the South” UNITED NATIONS—“The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale… when dozens of countries by John J. Metzler and billions of Syndicated Columnist people move up the development ladder as they are doing today, it has a direct impact on wealth creation and broader human progress,” cites the glowing introduction to the UN Development Program’s (UNDP) annual Human Development Report. Indeed the South comprises many of the developing countries, places which used to call themselves the Third World, but are now known as the Global South. The 2013 Human Development Report views development with a broad brush which goes beyond traditional GDP statistics and adds issues of equality or inequality in gender, education, poverty etc. Standings in the Human Development Index (HDI) which for nearly twenty years charted the socio/economic ebbs and flows of social development standings still has its rankings; the top five countries are Norway as number one, followed by Australia, the United States, Netherlands, and Germany. Other countries such as Japan, Canada and European Union states are in the top tier. So too is South Korea ranking as number 12 and Hong Kong as number 13 out of the 186 states surveyed. The Republic of China on Taiwan which would certainly rank high is not listed due to Beijing’s bullying. But what the Survey calls the “Rise of the South” looks at rapid advances in places such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey. It equally views smaller countries such as Chile and Ghana. The report asserts “For the first time in 150 years, the combined output of the developing world’s three leading economies, Brazil, China and India, is about equal to the combined GDP of the longstanding industrial powers

of the North; Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States. This represents a dramatic rebalancing of global economic power.” Perhaps so, but let me stress that this fact does not begin to say that the quality of life, the standard of living, or the political rights and freedoms remotely compare. The statement cites raw economic progress. What it does presage is a positive growth of middle classes in the South, which will have a positive effect for people both in the regions and globally There are many lessons here. “In 1950, Brazil, China and India together represented only 10% of the world economy, while the six traditional economic leaders of the North accounted for more than half. According to projections of the Report by 2050, Brazil, China and India will together account for 40% of global output far surpassing the combined production of today’s Group of Seven Bloc.” Impressive if the trends continue, but let’s have some context. Take India for example. At the end of the British Raj in 1947, independent but partitioned (remember Pakistan broke away) followed the primrose path of democratic socialism. Nehru’s rule sought to make India an industrial power at the expense of agriculture. The planned economies and self-sufficiency were many of the self-inflicted wounds of Nehru’s tenure and later that of his daughter Indira Ghandi. The anemic “Hindu rate of growth” hobbled what would have likely developed as economic dynamism by the 1970’s. Only by the 1990’s did we see a nod to open market realities which has led to an extraordinary period of 6% plus growth rates and the long overdue expansion of the entrepreneurial middle class. Even with impressive statistics of the past decade however, India still has a $1,770 per capita income and ranks 136th in HDI. . And of course modern China is viewed though the lens of socio/economic prosperity. Well it was not always that way. For the first thirty years of the People’s Republic of China, a

rigid communist economy and totalitarian political system kept China’s potential in a socialist straightjacket. Since Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms starting in 1978, China’s economy first evolved and then

surged towards more open markets. Still, despite an impressive growth in the middle class, China remains an autocratic and corruption-ridden state. Despite the global recession

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Gifted Hands A remarkable book titled “Gifted Hands” tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to by Thomas Sowell become a reSyndicated Columnist nowned neurosurgeon. At one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle school class, and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. Worse yet, he himself believed that he was just not smart enough to do the work. Fortunately for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and made him and his brother hit the books -- books that she herself could scarcely read. As young Ben’s school work began to catch up with that of his classmates, and then began to surpass that of his classmates,

his whole view of himself and of the wider world around him began to change. He began to think that he wanted to become a doctor. There were a lot of obstacles to overcome along the way, including the fact that his mother had to be away from time to time for psychiatric treatment, as she tried to cope with the heavy pressures of trying to raise two boys whose father had deserted the family that she now had to support on a maid’s wages. In many ways the obstacles facing young Ben Carson were like those faced by so many other youngsters in the ghetto. What was different was that he overcame those obstacles with the help of a truly heroic mother and the values she instilled in him. It is an inspiring personal story, told plainly and unpretentiously, including the continuing challenges he faced later as a neurosurgeon operating on the brains of people with life-threatening medical problems, often with the odds against them. To me it was a personal story See Sowell on 32


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I don’t think there is any major revelation in stating, that as a culture our diet is really poor. We are overfed and undernourished. We eat many things that are made in labs and made more visually pleasing via use of dyes. Its really astonishing. We simply, don’t eat enough real food. It’s understandable, in a sense. Most junk food is: cheap, easily accessible, and often tastes pretty good. Yet, while we bury ourselves in convenience, we also create lowered health levels and more health problems. In the long run, this makes “cheap” food, not so cheap. Of all the criminal foods that are suspect in the creation of health detriment, one of the worse might be sugar. Sugar consumption is on the rise. The problem is there are serious health consequences to sugar over consumption. In various ways sugar has been linked to many health issues from the obvious (obesity, diabetes) to perhaps the surprising (headaches, depression, stiffening of the arteries). What’s scary is that there is more: even something that is common like sugary soft drinks can have some serious repercussions if over consumed. New information from the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/

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Occasionally people suggest topics for this column. Sometimes they ask me to write a critique on an art exhibit and other times they have a lingering question about an artist. My friend, Ginny, asked me if I knew anything about the controversy behind the famous American painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black #1. Not to leave a friend wondering, here it is, Ginny! We have all heard of that thing called artist’s angst. What you might not know is that it doesn’t end once the art work is completed. Once it leaves the studio, you never know how people will react. A tough exterior is not a bad thing when your art goes public. James McNeill Whistler painted the painting in question in 1871. It was displayed it in a frame he crafted himself, with perhaps, another painting on the back. Note the etching by Whistler on the wall of the painting. It is titled Black Lion Warf. Arrangement in Grey and Black #1 is now housed in the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. It is the most well-known American work of art housed in another country. Whistler lived from 1834 -1903 and was considered a tonal painter. His paintings are soft and shadowy. They almost look like a veil of mist fell upon their surface and stayed there. Now back to the public response. The public referred to the painting as Whistler’s Mother. They gave it a street name. Whistler preferred a more academic name or in his case, a name that sug-

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dream. Time was kind to Whistler’s Mom and we all know the story ended with a good home for her. It may not be in the states but it’s a good home nonetheless. Did I mention the joke about mom being off her rocker? Silly huh? Kimberly J. B. Smith is an artist and art teacher who will be contributing occasional articles concerning all avenues of art. Her email is

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It is 6:30 am on Easter morning and people are streaming toward the Weirs docks. A few people remain in their cars until the last minute, trying to fill up with warm air and warm coffee before they open their doors to the chill of the morning. Many of the people coming are young adults, reliving a tradition started when they were children. Others are people of all ages who have fallen away from the Church, but on this most important of all Christian celebrations, they feel the pull to live out their own resurrection of faith. Some as constant in worship and this is just their first service of the day. Baby wrapped in blankets over their snowsuits look like little sausages in their strollers. The earliest arrivals stand at the railing looking over Lake Winnipesaukee as they rub their hands to warm up. Later arrivals cruise the boulevard looking for a place to park and then come trotting in as the melody and words of the great Easter hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christ the Lord is Risen Todayâ&#x20AC;? ring out in the chilly air. Christians gather to celebrate the resurrect of Jesus after the crucifixion, and relive the excitement of disciples as they hear the women call, â&#x20AC;?The tomb is empty !â&#x20AC;? Later, the disciples and his friends see him, wounded but healing, walking, talk, eating, and still teaching. For generations, Christians and non-Christians have asked how this could be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people do not die as tragically as Jesus had died and then walk away from their tomb, fill of life. Was it a resurrection of

Easter the body or a resurrection of faith in the traumatized followers? Was it real, or a story of faith that cannot die? Was it all staged? We live 2000 years after the events of that first Easter. We know that there can be many answers to the question of the resurrection. This Jesus, living again, was not a ghost to his disciples or a figment of their hopeful imaginations. He was as real to them as a touch and a meal. He was so real that they were willing to die rather than say it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t true â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and many did die for their faith. And yes, it was a symbol, a story of resurrected faith, for Peter who had thought Jesus dead and the cause lost - - and then found his faith again and started sharing it with others. It was a resurrected faith for all the followers who had given up hope, until they saw Jesus again, spoke with him, and understood the scriptures from the prophets that he taught them. Was it staged? How could it have been staged: Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; body stolen or Jesus only tortured and not killed, or a brother substituted for him on the cross? That rumors had gone out, but no one proved them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and no one seemed willing to die for THESE stories! Easter is the celebration of new life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; new life in Christ, new life in the spring, new life after the cold of winter, so many ways of experiencing new life. And yes, spring celebrations had been held across the cultures, Christian and pre-Christian. Even the word Easter came from the name of a pagan goddess of the spring. But none of that really matters. What matters is the new life we are offered by

knowing Christ. We are offered second chances, forgiveness, happiness even when things are going wrong. We are offered support and community and love. We are offered a relationship with a being greater than we are, and the knowledge that, even with all our failings, we have a purpose and a goal in life We look out over the Lake and watch the sunrise and know that we have a new day through Christ. Then the people leave, laughing and talking, heading for their cars or walking up the hill toward the United Methodist Church to enjoy breakfast together. Some will return home to family and Easter egg hunts, some will go out to a buffet lunch, and some will return to another church, their home church to worship with the smell of lilies and the sound of brass choirs. But for those moments as we sing and hear the story again, we are one worshipping family, knowing that Christ has risen. He has risen indeed! Rev. Victoria Wood Parrish is the pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Gilford, NH, located on Route 11-A. It is a congregation of open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Worship is at 10:30 am on Sundays. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and nursery are available during the 10:30 morning worship. We also invite you to the United Methodist Church in the Weirs, 35 Tower St., which worships at 10:00 AM. There are also many other local congregations who would welcome you to worship.

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so busy now that he can hardly keep up.” Another rare piece seen only at Cozy Cabin Rustics is pieces made from old New Hampshire license plates. “The guy who makes these lives in Franklin,” said Card. “He is involved with a laser computer company but they made these pieces for some extra money.” The walls are covered with paintings, photographs and maps all created by local artists. Even a few by Card’s old friend from High School. This mix of handmade, hard wood rustic furniture and the pieces to compliment it all may only be surpassed by another of Card’s passions. “It’s really all about the service with me.” Said Card. “I receive it, assemble it, fix it or send it back if it is damaged. I deliver it free to your house and set it up for you. If there is ever a problem it’s me you will call. I pride myself in

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following through in every step.” Card’s commitment to his customers can be seen in the way he takes the time to talk with each and every customer. And it’s not always about the items in the store, sometimes it’s just to share stories about how fortunate he is to live where he does. And, if you ask, there might be a good joke or two. Art Card doesn’t just sell that lake and mountain fee, he lives it. Cozy Cabin Rustics is located at Mills Falls Marketplace in Meredith across from the public docks and at 757 Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth, Call 603-966-1555 or visit them online at www.viscodirect. com. (But they definitely are more fun to visit in person.)

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a collection of small twigs, pine needles, straw, leaves and mud. Adult females lay 5-6 eggs which usually hatch about 14 days later. Most of these babies fledge in approximately one month, quickly perfecting One of the largest Purple Martin colonies in New Hampshire can be seen at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center in The Weirs where they visit from approx. April 15th to August 15th. -ed. their famous flying and insect-catching skills. By late summer the purple martins will begin to congregate in staging areas near large bodies of water. Martins tend to drift southward each day and will eventually combine with other flocks that are also heading in that direction. Concentrations of up

to 100,000 birds have been recorded during this stage of migration. The purple martin is the only bird species east of the Rockies that depends almost exclusively on humans for its housing. Martins will nest in almost any properly designed housing, but the human must become a “landlord” for a successful colony to become self-sufficient in the future. Evicting unwanted intruders and maintaining the property are essential for the martin’s survival. Enjoy your birds! Wild Bird Depot is located on Rt 11 in Gilford, NH. Steve is a contributing author in major publications, a guest lecturer at major conventions in Atlanta and St. Louis as well as the host of WEZS 1350AM radio show “Bird Calls” with Lakes Region Newsday @ 8:30AM. Wild Bird Depot has donated over $5,000 to local rehabilitators and local nature centers since 1996. Be sure to check out our blog “Bird Droppings” via our website Like us on Facebook for great contests and prizes.

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Happily at the finish line of the Maine Huts & Trails 60km race/tour. For results and more information about the event and the organization please visit . Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers for providing us with a fabulous ski outing! patenaude from 7

mers ago we took a rafting trip that began right there). Back on the main trail we told a few others that the falls were not to be missed. Oh, the hut, the luxurious hut! Only three years old this hut is the newest and has the most

wonderful caretakers! We were given our room assignments but our bags had not yet arrived by snowmobile. We gathered in the reading room adjacent to the dining room to wait for supper. Someone spoke out the obvious, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Radiant heat, the floor is warm.â&#x20AC;? To

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Mario and Luigi at Grand Falls Hut! Our extremely competent and fun Maine Huts & Trail crew, Mike Downing and Lindsay Hill, made us breakfast and started the race with the crack of a rifle shot. At 8 am, twenty-two cross country skiers were on the start line ready to ski 60 kilometers (37 miles) over the systems groomed trails back to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. ended with sweet carrot cake. Our dinner conversations with our fellow skiers were most enjoyable. I listened to tales of other marathon races that were so funny I laughed until I almost cried. Mike and Lindsay

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gave us further instructions about the rest of our stay and offered the basement to wax our skis. Our bags arrived in the middle of dinner so when we were finished everyone scrambled. Later, Lindsay gave a tour of the hut and explained the many energy-miser systems. We learned all about the solar panels and batteries, backup propane, the giant water tank in the basement and even learned that high tech composting toilets will end up producing odorless soil. At 6:30am the cheery hut crew had an excellent breakfast waiting for usâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a scrumptious buffet with everything from French toast to oatmeal. For fun, Mike and Lindsay had transformed themselves into the video game characters Mario and Luigi! Mike had even shaved his beard for us! See patenaude on 27


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The morning was clear and from the hut we had a stunning view of the Bieglow Mountains. Just before 8 am all the skiers were ready to start and it was cold, only 2 degrees. Mario and Luigi called out 30 seconds and then GO! We were off! Charlie and I were bundled up with our jackets. I skied as fast as I could and it was just too easy for Charlie to ski with me. I know it was difficult for him to watch the racers take off but in the end we had a wonderful outing together. We skied along the river, through the forest and up and down the groomed trails. We laughed and chatted with the feed station volunteers as we enjoyed their warm drinks a n d s n acks. We even stopped and took a few pictures and soaked up the mountain vista. About halfway through the course we started to catch some of the skiers in the shorter distance race/tour. I was excited to pass our friend Linda who gave us words of encouragement and we returned the favor. The last part of the course travels along the Narrow Gauge Pathway

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Yours truly skiing along the Narrow Gauge Pathway along the Carrabassett River less than 5km from the finish at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. uphill along the Carrabassett River to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. The policeman stopped the traffic on Rte 16 and as we crossed Charlie mentioned it was almost noon. Right then and there my racing mojo kicked in and I skied as hard as I could to try to finish before noon. That last uphill was just 8 seconds longer than I had wished but so what; Charlie and I crossed the finish together! The temperature warmed all the way up to 19 degrees. Thank you to all the Maine Huts and Trails Crews, all the dozens of volunteers and the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center staff! We look for-

ward to coming back, maybe even sooner than next winter. Check out and have a backcountry adventure of our own. Have Fun! Amy Patenaude is an avid skier/outdoor enthusiast from Henniker, N.H. Readers are welcome to send comments or suggestions to her at:

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an uninformed bureaucrat who did not understand the science or economics of what they were proposing. Mayor Jean of Rochester gave excellent testimony. He said their calculations indicate that for Rochester to comply with these nitrogen rules would add about $1,000 per year to their sewer bills. This burden would crush Rochester homeowners. It would destroy the creation of new jobs in Rochester. On this Storm water imposition, I recommend that Dover object loudly.

City Manager Mike Joyal is working on this problem and is trying to enlist support from our elected officials in Concord. This is not only an enormous financial problem for people in Dover and Strafford County but also a States right issue. Are we the obedient subjects of our federal government?

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214 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 115. Maybe we can someday start taxing dope if it becomes legal. Think of all the money THAT could bring in. Hmmmâ&#x20AC;Ś. Also, HB 573-FN relative to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes passed the house 286 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 64. HB 655FN-A-L Analysis: Relative to video lottery and table gaming was killed by 249 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 65 and HB 678-FN-A-L Analysis: Relative to games of chance and establishing a gaming oversight authority was tabled by a close vote of 170 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 160. Remember, the REAL gambling bill is coming from the Senate and NO ONE knows if the Senate gambling bill will pass the House. Governor Hassan, who projected $80,000,000 gambling revenues in our state budget is working overtime to see gambling comes to NH! Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that be nice? (Of course, any revenues to be seen are over two years out since the infrastructure of legalized gambling must be first put into place. So, ANY revenue in THIS budget is total fantasy.) Gas tax and gambling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wonderful ways to balance a budget. NOT!

tomers, we do not own our metersâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you just love government? HB 659-FN-A: Increasing the Tobacco Tax. Lots of discussion on this bill â&#x20AC;&#x201C; increases the cigarette tax from $1.68 - $1.88 per pack and tobacco products other than cigarettes will be impacted as well. Supposedly, each ten cent increase increases state revenue by approximately $10 million per year. Though tobacco may be a NH â&#x20AC;&#x153;cash cowâ&#x20AC;?, this tax may potentially negatively impact the border communitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; businesses who serve out- of- staters coming to NH for cigarettes, lottery tickets, liquor, gas, etc. This bill was Ought to Pass and vote was 193 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 167. Obviously, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay to smoke, but the verdict is out on whether, in the end, this brings true revenue into the state coffers. HB 135 Analysis: Relative to physical force in defense of a person (the RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN Gun Bill) was special ordered to Wed., March 27 as was HB 290-FN which prohibits unlicensed persons from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building. Lovers of the 2nd Amendment are invited to join others at the state house for the debate on these bills. HB621-FN Analysis: Decriminalizing possession of one quarter of an ounce or less of marijuana. This bill was passed

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China’s growth stands at 8.6% and ranks as number 101 on the list. Impressively, the report cites the expansion of the middle class from over 525 million in the Asia/ Pacific region in 2009 to an amazing projected 1.7 billion in 2020. This is truly impressive as the middle class tends to be the bulwark and foundation of democracy. Of the top 35 ranked countries all, except Singapore, are fully democratic. While the UNDP report malkin from 8

oppose “public-private partnership” deals between developers, statist Democrats and corporate welfare Republican politicians. These “public-private partnership” scams inevitably involve tax increment financing gimmickry to siphon off tax dollars to subsidize developers/builders/contractors, who then reward politicians with big campaign donations. TIF schemes totaling hundreds of millions of tax dollars were at the heart of the Obama/Daley/Pritzker Chicago Olympics bid. And a huge franchise of Pritzker’s Hyatt Hotels Corp. was the beneficiary of a $5.2 million TIF subsidy approved by Chicago

cites a proactive developmental state policy, tapping into global markets and determined social policy innovation, it fails to adequately address the transformative role of free markets and free trade to the equation. That’s often the key. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He’s the author of Transatlantic Divide USA/Euroland Rift? (University Press, 2010).

Dems last year. It’s part of a massive redevelopment project with the Obamas’ hometown University of Chicago that robs local schools to subsidize wellconnected corporations. Don’t take my word for it. As a radical leftwing local activist put it: “It’s not fighting economic blight; it’s a way of taking from everyone and giving to the 1 percent.” From Chicago to Chicago on the Potomac, it’s dirty statist business as usual. 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

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Free Class on Growing and Cooking with Culinary Herbs

Sunflower Natural Foods, 390 South Main Street, Laconia. 10am-Noon. Registration required. 524-6334

Sunday 14th Erthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinosaur Petting Zoo

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Chichester Grange Hall, 54 Main Street, Chichester. 7pm. Presented by Steve Taylor. 798-5709


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Saturday 27th Free Class on Vegan Intuitive Cooking

Sunflower Natural Foods, 390 South Main Street, Laconia. 10am-Noon. Registration required. 524-6334

Ongoing Senior Ten Pin Bowling League

Funspot, Rt. 3 Weirs Beach. 10am every Monday morning. 50 years and older welcomed! Call Gail 569-1974 or Marie 494-8405

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League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery, 279 D.W. Highway, Meredith. 1-4pm. Class taught by Kristine Lingle. $25pp. Pre-registration is required. 279-7920

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Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992

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Thu 3/28 Paul Luff on Guitar & Vocals 6-9 pm Fri 3/29 DJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;B.O.B.â&#x20AC;? in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Grottoâ&#x20AC;? 10 pm Sat 3/30 Paul Connor and Lou Porrazzo upstairs on the main stage 6-9 pm Sat 3/30 Live Band: Jam Sandwich...downstairs in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Grottoâ&#x20AC;? 10 pm Sun 3/31 Giuseppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be closed for renovations and spring cleaning on Easter Sunday, March 31 through Thursday, April 4, 2013. Giuseppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be reopening for business at usual on Friday, April 5, 2013. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Trinity Episcopal Church, Rt. 25, Meredith. 7:30pm. First and third Tuesdays of the month. Persons of any experience level are welcome. www. or 340-2359

Free Movie Matinee

Dover Public Library. Every Saturday at 2pm. Free screening of a family movie. Bring your own popcorn!

Reiki Classes

Meredith Senior Center. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Free. 279-5631 for times and to schedule an appointment.

Preschool Storytime

Meredith Public Library, Main St. Wednesdays, 10:3011:30am and Thursdays, 1-2pm. Ages 3-5. 279-4303.

Knotty Knitters

Meredith Public Library, Main St. 10:30am - Noon. Every Thursday. All levels of experience welcome. 2794303.

Woodside Carvers Club

Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, Laconia. Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30am. Beginners welcome. 934-4265

Trivia Night

The Barley House, 132 North Main Street, Concord. Wednesdays at 7pm. 2286363

Ladies Night!

Lilise, 113 Storrs Street. Concord. Third Thursday of every month from 4-7pm. During Ladies Night you can enjoy a beverage and appetizers while you shop and receive 15% off your entire purchase. 715-2009

30+ League Basketball

Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Bristol. 6pm. $1 per night. 744-2713.

Rotating Art Exhibits and Unique Shop

The Studio, 84 Union Ave, Laconia. Wed.-Fri. 10am-5pm and Sat. 10am-3pm. Fun, unusual gift ideas that don’t cost a fortune! 455-8008

Middle Eastern Expressive Dance & Yoga

Stone Gardens, Meredith. Wednesdays at 6:30pm. 7449761.

Meredith. Wednesdays at 2:15pm. Knitters of all abilities are welcome to join this group. Free. 279-8111

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Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for

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the take-charge Lion. But by week’s end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if it’s one you’ve been

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The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue Returns To The Rochester Opera House The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue returns by popular demand to The Rochester Opera House on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm (Doors 7pm). Take a trip back in time, when cruising the strip, hanging out at the drive-in and cranking up the tunes on the jukebox were cool! The Corvettes take you for a rollicking rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll ride with the greatest Solid Gold hits of the Doo Wop era like In the Still of the Night, The Twist, Come Go with Me, Earth Angel, Sea Cruise, At the Hop, Runaround Sueâ&#x20AC;Śand many more. This is not just a concert...itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an all out Doo Wop celebration with The energetic and upbeat 50s group, The Corvettes, come to the Rochester Opera House on lots of audience interac- Saturday, April 20th at 8pm. tion and plenty of comical onstage antics. The w i t h m a n y o f t h e f a - Danny and the Juniors many a happy audience Corvettes, dedicated to mous Doo Wop groups, and The Tokens. screaming for more! In preserving the greatest including The Drifters, Their incredibly enter- the tradition of legendrock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll music of all The Coasters, The Mar- taining show and comi- ary Doo Wop revivalists time, have performed velettes, The Platters, cal stage antics have left Sha Na Na, every Cor-

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