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NH Man Completes Ultra-Marathon — 500 Miles in 9 Days — by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

a bigger festival of running where runners participate in everything from a 15mile run all the way up to the grueling Peak 500. It is a race that Kale has been interested in since its inception about four years ago. “It’s not that far from here,” said Poland who lives in Laconia with his wife, Nicole. “I’ve have quite

a bit of experience in multiday racing but I’ve just never been able to get over there till this year. It’s been on my list for a long time.” Poland works at MC Cycle in Laconia and May has always been the busiest time of year for them. Poland, who has done a lot of running along the Belknap Mountain range See poland on 28

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on a 10-mile mountain loop course, saw five entrants this year with Poland and Nick Bautista of New Jersey, who finished four hours behind Poland, becoming the third and fourth people to ever complete the event. Poland finished the event in nine days covering more than fifty miles a day. The Peak 500 is part of

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Kale Poland and his wife, Nicole, shortly after Kale won the Peak 500 ultra-marathon in Vermont, Kale finished the 500mile run hike in nine days with little sleep to become one of only four people to complete the event since its inception.

Members and friends of the Long Hill Dover Dog Park and Cocheco Valley Humane Society will gather for “Midnight at the Dog Park,” an evening fundraiser. The event is scheduled for Saturday June 21, 2014 from 4:30pm – 8:30pm. The event will take place at the Dover Dog Park on Longhill Rd in Dover and features live entertainment as well as raffles, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Admission is open to the public at $5 per person and dogs are welcome. Parking is available at the Longhill Rd park entrance, or at the neighboring LaValleyMiddleton Building Supply lot and Empire Beauty School lot. The rain date is Sunday, June22nd. Monies raised by this event will help fund maintenance at the park and a donation will be made to Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To learn more, visit the Dover Dog Park Events community Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ doverdogparkevents. For more information, contact event organizer, Steve Chase at 603-275-7540.


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June Thursday 12th “Metropolis” – Silent Film Showing

The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. 6:30pm. Film will be accompanied by live music featuring Jeff Rapsis. 536-2551

Card Readings

River Run Deli, 32 Suncook Valley Road, at the Alton Circle, Alton. 8751000

The Gerry Beaudoin Trio

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $15pp. BYOB. 527-0043

Craft Fair & Flea Market

Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main Street, Center Harbor. 8am2pm. Strawberry Festival and hot dogs will be available.

Native American History Talk

Ashland School Cafeteria, 16 Education Drive, Ashland. 7pm. Presented by David Stewart-Smith, former history professor and now the

historian for the NH Intertribal Native American Council. Free and open to the public. 968-7716

Buffet Style Lasagna Supper

Union Congregational Church, 80 Main Street, Union. $8/adults, $4/ children. Friday 13th

A Ton of Blues Band – Dance Night

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

“Jazz in the Yurt” – Concert Series

The Yurt, 420 Holderness Road, Sandwich. 7pm. S10pp. 284-6550 www.nhisom.org

Saturday 14th Audrey Drake – Live Music

The Mill Fudge Factory, 2 Central Street, Bristol. 7:30-9:30pm. 7440405

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Laconia Municipal Airport’s Open House

65 Aviation Way, Gilford. 10am-2pm. Cars, planes, helicopters, motorcycles, boats and more all on display. Interactive activities for kids, made in NH craft food and drink vendors and Wright Museum WWII vehicles. Free admission.

Jim Colleton & Derek Richards Comedy

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 9pm. $15pp. BYOB. 527-0043

The Rory Scott Band – Bike Week Kick Off!

Laconia Harley Davidson, Route 3, Meredith. 2-4pm. www.roryscottband. com

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Back Bay in Wolfeboro. 10am-3pm. The Regatta is open to all boats of the Footy Class. This fun event is free for the public to watch along the BridgeFalls Path in Wolfeboro. 569-4554

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The American Legion Post 33, 6 Plymouth Street, Meredith. 3pm. This event is to help raise money to send a 90 year old Marine veteran back to Iwo Jima so he can pay tribute to the many brothers in arms he left in the Far East. If you would like to donate please go to www.gofundme.com and search “Send an old Marine back to Iwo Jima”.

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St. Charles Church Hall, 577 Central Ave, Dover. 8am-3pm. Hall is handicapped accessible.

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The race course will provide high visibility for spectators with the course located in the rapids across from the Tilton Police Station. For more information contact Amy Hunt at aehunt79@gmail.com 04 401-3385669

Sunday 15th Indian Motorcycle Day

Colonel Paul Wentworth House, 47 Water Street, Rollinsford. Antique Indian motorcycles will be on view as part of the opening day celebration. www.paulwentworthhouse.org

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Wright Museum, Wolfeboro. Free admission for Father’s when accompanied by a paying family member. 569-1212

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The Chief’s Cup Golf Scramble The Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation Golf Scramble will take place on Saturday, June 28th at Pheasant Ridge in Gilford. Registration is $110 person ($440 team of four) or The “Works” is $125 per person ($500 team of four) which includes extra raffle tickets and all extra prize contests. The format is an 18-hole scramble. You will get a riding cart, a BBQ lunch of chicken and ribs and a welcome bag. Everyone will be entered in the Hole-In-One contest. Extra Contests are $54 each (except for “Works” registration where all are included). Mulligans available at 1 for $3 and 2 for $5 (one on front nine, one in back). Other par 3s on course will have items to take chance on with tickets available at 1 for $5, 5 for $10 and 20 for $20. Teams are split into three divisions, Players,Coaches and Umpires, First place from each division wins prize. Registration forms available at http://www.rvysef.org/

Public Boating Class in Moultonboro Saturday, June 14, Lakes Region Power Squadron will be conducting the public boating class as mandated by the State of New Hampshire. This time it will be conducted at the Suissevale Club House, in Moultonboro starting at 9am. Anyone 12 years or older is encouraged to take the class, although they will not be permitted to operate a boat by themselves until they obtain a state issued photo ID. Bringing your lunch is recommended. The cost for class is $35 for one or $50 for 2 sharing a book. Books can be obtained at Heath Hardware in Center Harbor or by calling the instructor at 339-1240.

Free “Family Resource Information” Seminar Maple Suites is hosting a free seminar entitled “Family Resource Information” on Saturday, June 14 at 11 am at 30 Holiday Drive, Dover, NH. The seminar will be conducted by Attorney Thomas Torr, an elder law attorney from Cocheco Elder Law Associates in Dover, NH. Torr also hosts a weekly talk show “Your Money & You” on WTSN in Dover. The public is invited to attend. Mr. Torr will cover all the important types of information every family needs to compile and document in case of emergencies. Oftentimes when an emergency occurs, families don’t know where all the important papers for their loved ones are kept or even what their loved ones would want done. Where are the military discharge papers, wills, DNR’s, tax returns, final wishes, insurance policies, etc. It is important for every family to have all these documents ready and on file and to sit down and discuss all the elements in case of emergencies or when a loved one is incapacitated. Cocheco Elder Law, is a respected New Hampshire and Maine elder law practice. The firm handles estate planning, protection and preservation of assets, charitable planning, elder law/Medicaid planning, probate/trust administration, real estate, and wills and trusts. The seminar will begin at 11:00 am. Please RSVP to 603-742-8820 to reserve a seat for the seminar. Seminar attendees are welcome to stay for lunch following the seminar. If you have any question, please call Maple Suites at 603-742-8820.

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As this campaign season heats up and more and more people are beginning to pay attention to the candidates I have come under fire. As you may or may not know, I am running once again for governor on the Flatlander ticket. In past years, like any candidate worth his/her salt, I had made up a bunch of stuff on the fly that I would do if elected. And, like any candidate worth his/her salt, I knew I could never carry through on any, if not all, of them. This year I decided to be more honest and tell people up front that the only reason I would love the job is because it pays a hundred grand a year and I can’t be fired for at least two years even if I do a crummy job. At first, no one seemed to care. Now that election season gets closer press releases are going out claiming I am just in it for the money. Although this is true, it seems like it is not enough to run on. I need something more. So, I have come up with something else that I would truly like to do as governor. I would like to help promote trade between New Hampshire and other countries. This is something that a good governor can do. Maggie “Let It Ride” Hassan , our present governor is trying to do it right

now. She and a bunch of people who must know something about trade, are taking a trip to Turkey to talk Turkey with some Turks about trade (maybe some turkeys, we have lots both in the field and in the House). Even though state law presently restricts any money being spent for government travel outside the state, Hassan believes that this is so important the rules be damned. As governor I would also love to spend taxpayer dollars on travelling to promote trade. After all, trading with people can bring money to people and businesses. When I was a kid I traded a Clete Boyer for a Roger Maris baseball card that ended up being worth more than I paid for the Clete Boyer, so I know something about trade. Where would I travel to to discuss trade with people? There are a few ideas that come to mind right off the top of my head. I am convinced that I would need to spend at least a week in the Caribbean discussing trade with people from that region. There must be a few things that are made in New Hampshire that they might want, though can’t think right now what they might be, but give me time. We could meet on the beach with some of the Caribbean’s top leaders, whoever they might be, and talk about things that we each have that the other might want over light appetizers and cold drinkS with tiny umbrellas. There would be a great risk of over exposure to the sun and serious sunburn once all is said and done, but I am willing to take that risk. I understand that they

have some cool things in the south of France that some people in New Hampshire might like. I’m not sure if they have maple syrup there, but ours is sure to be better. I’m sure we could work out a deal. I’d expect seven to ten days living in a cramped small villa might be a little uncomfortable, but worth it in the long run. I would take a trip to the wine country of Italy, but the NH Liquor Commission has already spent money on that sending representatives there on what must have been a mission crucial to our state’s survival. I can think of other important trade trips as well, but you get the idea. As far as who I would take with me, that might be a little harder. I’m sure there are many dedicated state employees who would be willing to sacrifice a week to ten days away from their families to sPend a week in the Caribbean to help with our economy. In fact, the list of ready volunteers might be too long so as to make a fair selection without creating animosity throughout the system. So, in the name of fairness I believe the only person really suitable for the trip and the only one that would help me keep a modicum of peace within my own ranks would be my wife. I’m convinced I could talk her into it. Well, there you have it. Another honest reason why I should be governor. That makes two so far and if you really take that into consideration, it’s at least a couple more than the other candidates.

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Tune In To The Editor: My husband and I moved away from the Lakes Region 5 years ago so we could live near our children and grandchildren. We do enjoy spending time with our family, but we also miss many wonderful aspects of living near Laconia. Although I can’t pick up my copy of the Weirs Times every week now, I do read it on-line. There isn’t another paper like it anywhere! The other on-line feature that I appreciate is the ability to tune into Laconia’s WEZS (1350 AM) to listen to the live stream of The Advocates program on weekdays from 9 to 10 AM, and on Saturdays for four full hours – 8 AM to Noon. Although it is a “local� program, Niel Young receives calls from many other locations, due to the fact that there is no formula for his program and he covers many different subjects while hosting some very interesting guests. Some of his guests and have been well-known personalities, authors or politicians, both nationally and locally. He’s also hosted those who may not be famous, but are very well informed on the subjects about which they speak. One day he might bring in a local Chief of the Fire Department, and another day it might be a journalist, or a U.S. Representative from another state.

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Niel doesn’t spend all of his air time promoting himself. If he is promoting anything, it is the Constitution of the United States. He takes calls, and thoughtfully listens to the callers, being especially attentive to a first time caller. Only when a caller becomes abusive does he call a halt to the conversation, knowing that most listeners don’t want to listen to that. I’m very thankful for the businesses that sponsor The Advocates program. If I must miss a weekday program, I can listen to the podcast before the next day’s program, and the podcast of the Saturday program is available for an entire week. If you have never listened to the Advocates, do yourself a favor and tune in. You never know who you might hear, or what you might learn. Denise Crompton, Litchfield, NH.

Captain Amnesty To The Editor: President Obama has long since decided to lead by no longer reaching across the aisle, by no longer building consensus on an issue and by ignoring the rule of law. Remember the bygone days when he actually made some attempt to partner with Congress? And actually move bills through the legislative process and garner signatures? The pen and

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.

phone, go it alone strategy now seems to fit him to a tee. Because as Lou Dobbs notes, “He now not only circumvents Congress, but the law as well�. Executive Fiat is not to be confused with some fancy, Italian made golf cart for our dear leader. It is progressive arrogance and narcissism run amok. Captain Amnesty (not to be confused with Captain America) has given the implicit message to parents of illegal immigrant children that they can “come on in�. The water temperature in this country will be just comfy for your children. Citizen taxpayers are ready, willing and able to pay for their care. Until recently, many in the GOP had been complicit with President Obama’s amnesty measures by trusting him with his immigration legislation. Seriously, at this point, how can anyone trust this man? The number of illegal children crossing our borders is expected to swell from 60,000 this year to 120,000 by next year. President Paradox calls this a crisis at our border and calls for humanitarian efforts with the requested help of $1.4 billion in extra federal funding. Paradoxical or ironic(without the humor) is it not, because this crisis is his own monster creation. An “Administration-Made Disaster� says Rep. Bob See mail boat on 35

Locally owned for over 20 years, this publication is devoted to printing the stories of the people and places that make New Hampshire the best place in the world to live. No, none of the daily grind news will PO Box 5458 be found in these pages, just the good stuff. Weirs, NH 03247 Published year round on Thursdays, we distribute 32,000 copies of the Weirs Times TheWeirsTimes.com and Cocheco Times weekly to the Lakes info@weirs.com Region/Concord/Seacoast area. An independent circulation audit estimates facebook.com/weirstimes that over 66,000 people read our @weirstimes newspaper every week. To find out how your business or service can 603-366-8463 benefit from advertising with us please call Fax 603-366-7301 1-888-308-8463. Š2013 Weirs Publishing Company, Inc.


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MATT BONNER’S THREE’S Back in October of 1998 I was coaching the NHTI-Concord men’s basketball team. One night some Concord High School hoopsters Sports Agent Kenny Grant, Weirs Times Columnist Mike visited our gym for an Moffett, Toronto Raptor Matt Bonner, and True Gravity i n f o r m a l p r e - s e a s o n Representative Mike Marper. scrimmage. It was a very competitive affair, as the high schoolers had television, a finalist in Greg Popovich will give a red-headed 6-foot-9 that popular event. Bonner some playing player who couldn’t be T h e k i d , o f c o u r s e , time and a chance to stopped inside. was Matt Bonner. And launch some signature After the scrimmage, I wonder if even back three-pointers. g y m r a t s f r o m b o t h in 1998 he wasn’t planFollowing that 1998 t e a m s h u n g a r o u n d ning ahead and carving evening of three-point s h oo t i ng ba s k e ts u n - out a potential “three- s h o o t i n g i n t h e N H T I til there was only one point” niche for himself gym, Bonner went on player left—whom I had in the NBA. Bonner was to lead CHS to a third to kick out of the build- a pretty sharp guy, a straight NHIAA Class L See moffett on 23 ing. It was the 6-foot-9 1999 Valedictorian at kid, who was practicing Concord High who later three-point shots, of all graduated with honors things. from the University of I recall thinking that Florida. the kid was wasting his Now he and his San time, as 6-foot-9 players Antonio Spurs are battypically didn’t spent t l i n g t h e d e f e n d i n g much time “beyond the champion Miami Heat arc.” for the NBA title. Game Fast forward 15 years #4 is tonight (Thursday) t o t h e N B A A l l - S t a r at 9 p.m. on ABC-TV Weekend and the an- from Miami. Matt will nual three-point shot b e w e a r i n g # 1 5 , a n d competition. And who countless Granite State else but the 6-foot-9 kid basketball fans will be was there on national hoping that Spur coach

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Indian Motorcycle Day At The Wentworth House Antique Indian motorcycles will be on view as part of the opening day celebration at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford on Sunday, June 15. Also, in recognition of the centennial of the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, an exhibit of memorabilia from that conflict will be on display. The Indian Motorcycle Company, founded in Massachusetts in 1901, was a major supplier of motorcycles to the US military during the World War I. This event is part of the summer programming offered by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) at the Wentworth House. The Wentworth House is located at 47 Water Street in Rollinsford and will be open on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm during the summer season. For more information, visit the website at www.paulwentworthhouse. org.

Walking Tour At NH Veteran Association Laconia Historical and Museum Society announces a Walking Tour through the buildings and grounds of the N.H. Veterans’ Association on Tuesday, June 20, 2014. Participants will be guided by Quartermaster Mike Young on a tour which will begin at Encampment Headquarters at The Weirs promptly at 7pm. This tour is free and open to the public. For more information about this event contact the Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603-527-1278, email at www.lhmslpl@metrocast.net or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org.

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On Wednesday, June 11th at 7pm, come to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Rte 3 in the Weirs to hear Bill Ricciardi and Jill Weed, owners of their Center Harbor Store The Edge – A Handcrafted Boutique. Recently celebrating their first anniversary in New Hampshire, Jill and Bill will tell the story of their move from fast paced lifestyle of Floral Park, New York, to the more quiet and creatively stimulating confines of a former dairy barn near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor where they also opened up their unique store Memorial Day weekend 2013. With their interesting story of coming from New York to New Hampshire as well as a look into Jill’s creative process, this program has something for everyone. The program is free for all interested in attending, Please RSVP to 603-366-5950 or email to info@lwhs. us. The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Rte 3 in the Weirs, next door to the Funspot Family Entertainment Center.

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It takes a nearly impenetrable obtuseness to conclude that the most salient thing by Rich Lowry t o know Syndicated Columnist a b o u t University of California Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger is that he was a white male who didn’t like women. Yet many liberal commentators have managed it in the painful festival of stupidity that has followed his horrific act of mass murder. The reaction has featured rants about sexism, white privilege and Hollywood, all of which are absurdly detached from the reality of what happened at UCSB. It is usually only the details of these sorts of rampage killings that differ, not the central element: a sick young man not getting proper treatment for his severe mental

illness. Rodger’s mother had been so frightened by his YouTube videos that she alerted his counselor, and the police visited his apartment. According to The New York Times, Rodger had been prescribed risperidone, an anti-psychotic, but evidently refused to take it. Even without that background, it is obvious that Rodger’s final YouTube video and his 140-page manifesto promising to exact vengeance upon the women who spurned him are the ravings of a deranged person; as such, it is the derangement itself, not the content of the ravings, that is most important. Nonetheless, some commentators have plumbed his lunacy for meaning as if they were reading “The Bell Jar.” Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday led the way with a piece asserting that it is “clear that his delusions were inflated, if not created, by the entertainment industry he grew up in” (his father works in Hollywood). Accord-

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What Happened to Marine Deserter Wassef Ali Hassoun? Ten years ago this month, U.S. Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from Camp Fallujah in Iraq. After a fiveby Michelle Malkin month miliSyndicated Columnist tary investigation, he was charged with desertion and theft, brought back to Virginia’s Quantico Marine base and then transferred to North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune for trial. Yet, a full decade later, Hassoun is as free as a bird. The accused deserter’s whereabouts are unknown. No trial ever began. No punishment ensued. And our leaders in Washington don’t seem to be doing a thing about this. Hassoun was born in Lebanon and immigrated with his family to Utah in 1999. A few years later, he joined the Marines as an Arabic translator. On June 20, 2004, Hassoun bailed on guard duty at his base in Fallujah. He took his military-issued gun and his Muslim prayer rug. Military records obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune showed that he was “torn between military loyalty and his Muslim beliefs.” According to the internal probe, he undermined intelligence-gathering operations by refusing to translate questions about Islam. He balked at raising his voice to suspected jihadi imams and sheiks. He openly threatened to “walk out the front gate and leave.” The Muslim Marine told his colleagues he supported Hezbollah terrorist attacks on Israel. Members of his unit

told investigators he was “antiAmerican” and listened to jihad sermons on propaganda CDs. Hassoun had received spiritual counseling from Navy Lt. Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, a Muslim military chaplain tied to a radical Wahhabist outfit under federal investigation, according to Hoover Institution fellow and journalist Paul Sperry. A bizarre video by Hassoun’s Islamist “kidnappers” showed him blindfolded with a sword above his head. But his fellow Marines suspected it was all staged and the “abduction” a collaborative fake. What did the purported hostage-takers want in return for the shady, disgruntled American serviceman? The release of jihadists in “U.S.-led occupation prisons.” Translation: Gitmo detainees. (Americans would never negotiate such a reckless trade, right? Oh, wait.) In an even weirder twist, Hassoun somehow resurfaced at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon a few weeks after he walked away from his base. His family was rumored to have enlisted the aid of an Islamist group associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Hassoun denied desertion charges, came back to the U.S. for trial and then deserted a second time after failing to return to Camp Lejeune after visiting family in Utah. In 2011, Hassoun’s family sought a $1 million book and movie deal in Hollywood. One of his brothers said the fugitive Marine was with family in Lebanon. Ten summers after he abandoned his post, double-deserting Hassoun is still on the run and has yet to be held accountable.

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Obama’s Taliban Two-Step NEW YORK A firestorm of criticism has erupted in the wake of the Obama Administration’s politically ham-handed by John J. Metzler prisoner swap Syndicated Columnist with the Afghan Taliban. The initial good news about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in Taliban captivity for five years, soon soured after the terms of the deal were announced. We were taken! Think about it. We trade one soldier (who may have actually deserted) for five high- ranking Taliban commanders; the Who’s Who of the Terror organization detained in Guantanamo, and this is ok? Why not swap Sgt. Bergdahl for five Taliban infantry fighters of which we hold hundreds in Afghanistan? Instead we hear the Administration’s smug and snarky rationalizations for the move, which was done in characteristic form, without consulting Congress. Rightly so there’s bipartisan backlash in Congress over the swap with the Taliban terrorist organization, not a formal state. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated that the decision to do a deal with the Taliban for Bergdahl’s release was “unanimous in the White House.” I’m sure it was.

But beyond the justified anger over the one- sided deal, the issues go much deeper. First and foremost, by agreeing to this exchange, the USA is setting itself up for other kidnappings of Americans; not so much armed soldiers but especially vulnerable businessmen and wandering tourists in the MidEast who will be viewed as soft targets worthy of high stakes redemption. Second, by allowing five Taliban kingpins, a few of which are war criminals, to be traded for an alleged U.S. Army deserter, the Administration actually achieves a back channel victory; emptying Guantanamo of its most nefarious inmates without having to justify the move before Congress or the American people. It’s a done deal. Whether Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter as is alleged among many of his comrades in arms, is a matter for others to discuss and judge. I won’t. But allow me to offer some points which have been overlooked in this media surge. Third, in what should have been a signature week of both symbolism and substance for American diplomacy in Europe, the President’s faux pas prisoner swap totally changed the narrative, instead focusing not on commemoration but inside the beltway recrimination. While the media, including even many on the left, have been rightfully focused over

the latest outrage, the media swirl has largely overlooked two very important events; President Obama’s trip to Poland to both celebrate that country’s 25th anniversary in a rebirth in freedom from communism, and

equally the 70th anniversary of the allied D-Day landings in Normandy in which American, British, and Canadian forces liberated France from the Nazi occupation.

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The Ambassador And The Post Office At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors’ Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obviby Thomas Sowell ous copy of Syndicated Columnist Britain’s Morris Oxford of some decades earlier. The reason was simple: the Indian government would not allow cars to be imported to compete with it. The fact that the Ambassador was a copy is hardly an automatic reason for condemnation. The first Nikon camera was an obvious copy of a German camera called the Contax, and the first Canon was an obvious copy of the Leica. The difference is that, over the years, Nikons and Canons rose to become state of the art, during both the era of film and in the new digital age. Not so the Ambassador car. It was notorious for poor finish and poor handling. But, since it was the only game in town -- and “town” was all of India, people were on waiting lists for it for months, and sometimes even years. By contrast, Nikon and Canons were good cameras from day one and they just got better as the companies that produced them gained more experience. With a highly competitive international market for cameras, they had no choice if they wanted to survive. But the Hindustan Ambassador had no such problem. Only those who bought them had problems. Toward the end of the 20th century, India began to loosen up some of its jungle of rules and regulations that were strangling

India’s businesses. Though India is still a long way from a free market, just the relaxing of some of its economic restrictions was enough to promote a higher rate of growth and a substantial reduction in poverty. They even allowed a Japanese car maker to build cars in India. This resulted in a car called the Maruti, which quickly shot to the top as the most popular car in India. Even more remarkable, it led to some improvements in the Ambassador. A British newspaper said that the Ambassador now had “perceptible acceleration.” Now that there was competition, the distinguished British magazine “The Economist” announced, “Marutis too are improving, in anticipation of the next invaders.” Perhaps the last chapter in the story of the Ambassador has now been written. Hindustan Motors recently announced that it was closing -- indefinitely -- the factory where the Ambassador was built. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The company cited low productivity, ‘a critical shortage of funds’ and a lack of demand for its core product, the Ambassador.” Doesn’t that sound a little like our post office? Our post office, like the Hindustan Ambassador, has had a long run as a government protected monopoly. But just a partial erosion of that monopoly, with the appearance of United Parcel Service and Federal Express, has threatened the viability of the post office. As for “a critical shortage of funds,” that has truly gotten critical as the post office has seen its $15 billion line of credit at the U.S. Treasury shrink to the vanishing point. For years that line of credit allowed the post office’s defenders

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Saturday: Michael Whatley & Paul Hopfgarten With so many of our FREEDOM LOVING friends riding 2, 3, and 4 wheel vehicles in NH this by Niel Young Advocates Columnist week, and I welcome you to my hometown, I thought you might like a reminder: “In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn’t speak up because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me.�-- Reverend Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984) German Lutheran pastor, was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Dachau in 1938. He was freed by the allied forces in 1945. Robert M. Lafollette, Sr. (1855-1925) U.S. Senator: “Let no man think we can deny civil liberty to others and retain it for ourselves. When zealous agents of the Government arrest suspected “radicals� without warrant, hold them without prompt trial, deny them access to counsel and admission of bail....we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity...� ******** NAVY VET: “There are a lot of ways to stand up for and serve our nation. When asked I tell people the truth about my service: I got more out of my time with the Navy than I put in. I served during one of the best times to

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Alliance who once served as the staff director and chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Energy Public Works Clean Air and Climate Change Subcommittee, raised a warning flag that the regulations will disproportionately affect energy consumers in states in the Midwest and Southeast that are heavily reliant on coal to generate electricity: “We are very concerned with the numbers. In the name of ‘flexibility,’ EPA is handing the states an unfunded mandate with instructions to eliminate coal-fired generation. We need to have all options on the table – including nuclear, natural gas, renewables and coal – in order to ensure that utilities and electric cooperatives can deliver affordable and reliable electricity to America’s families, factories and farms. Unfortunately, both the level of cuts in coal-based generation and the timelines for implementation that are proposed today will cause substantial reliability concerns and will ensure higher electricity prices across the board.� ******** Obama in a speech delivered 8/13/2012 titled A New Vision Of An America In Which Prosperity Is Shared: “Too many folks still don’t have a sense that tomorrow will be better than today. And so, the question in this election is which way do we go?� President Obama asked at a fundraiser in Chicago on Sunday; “Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared?� Obama asked. “Or do we go backward to the same policies that got us in the mess in the first place?� “I believe we have to go See advocates on 35

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Mortgage Lending, Katie Miller. “But they will need to follow a few steps to ensure they’re able to get the best deal possible.” Miller shares her top five recommendations on how to make applying for your home loan a positive, stress-free experience: 1. Know where you stand Knowing your credit history, score, and what you can realistically afford are the most important factors in seeing how lenders view you in 2014. It’s easy to check up on your own credit worthiness since you’re given one free credit report annually at www. annualcreditreport.com. Review it for mistakes, missed payments, and collection accounts and fix them before you apply for a loan. For a small fee, you can also find out your numerical credit score. Scores range from 300 to 850; overall, the higher your score, the better you’ll qualify for a loan. 2. Curb your spending Remember, lenders are watching your credit report from the time you

apply until the time you close. Sometimes even slight changes will bring up a red flag - so this is not the time to apply for any new credit, rack up balances, or make late payments. Cut unnecessary expenses and boost savings. Lenders like Navy Federal offer free online calculators to get a picture of monthly payments and how they’ll fit in to your budget. 3. Come prepared Lenders want to make sure that you have the ability to repay your loan. Getting all your documents in order helps speed up the process when it comes time for getting approved. Your lender may require more information to complete your loan application, but having the following ready helps get things started: your last two pay stubs/Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), W-2s/ tax returns for the past two years, and two months of bank/stock statements. Make sure you keep good records of your finances and can explain all deposits including that birthday gift from mom and dad. 4. Know your options Remember to make sure

that the lender who preapproves your loan is offering you the best deal - some lenders, like Navy Federal, even offer to match competitor’s rates. Look into all loan product options. A good lender will consider all of your factors to find a mortgage that’s right for you. Compare interest rates at financial institutions - even a half percentage point can lower your monthly payment and can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your home loan. This is also true of unnecessary or unexpected fees. Be sure to shop around. 5. Get all the handholding you need Whether you’re a firsttime buyer or you’re looking at how best to use your equity, you are considering a major financial decision. Find a lender who can work with you one-on-one from your first call to closing. You should feel confident that they are going to put you in the best loan for your needs.


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Transform Small Spaces Into Charming Places In home listings across the country, the word small is often replaced with a far more marketable and appealing word: “charming.” But what makes a home charming compared to small? How does a homeowner transition a cramped room into a space with unique and appealing character? Focusing on a few key areas will let you make a big impact in a little space, allowing you to create a charming and memorable environment. For starters, when dealing with a small space, it’s important to live clutter free. Make sure that only mandatory items and furniture are in the room. Create Special Spaces And Storage Lorie Marrero, a certified professional organizer and author of “The Clutter Diet,” recommends carefully considering the functions of any space, such as TV viewing, reading or computer use, so that only the items needed for those specific functions are stored there. Understanding how this space is utilized also allows you to establish dedicated zones and supplies for each activity more efficiently. In addition, Marrero notes that creating proper storage is the key to managing and maintaining a clutter-free home. “Even if large closets aren’t available, there are a number of versatile and affordable DIY products that help create storage where there wasn’t any. ClosetMaid’s wide assortment of products can help transform any room of the home simply by allowing people to truly utilize the space they have.” Make It Larger With Lighting Clearing a small home of

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its clutter will automatically make it seem larger. However, the illusion of more space can also be enhanced with proper lighting. The right lighting will also play a big role in helping create a more charming feel. Recessed lighting is visually appealing and perfect for small spaces. Torchiere lights can help bounce light off the ceiling and back down to the room. If the room does not have windows, consider adding a skylight to bring character and light to the space. You can also affect a room’s lighting with lowcost or no-cost solutions that make the most of the space’s built-in features. For example, highlight the windows, don’t cover them. If the room has a fireplace, emphasize it. Add charming details Woodwork is another simple embellishment that adds instant character and charm without affecting usable space. A chair rail, crown molding or even baseboards can help take a standard room and outline it with interesting architectural elements. In a small area, intricate woodwork can serve as a main focal point or art, giving the space exceptional appeal

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ing situations. But Matt never signed with True Gravity and ended up going to the Spurs the next year. C’est la vie. I never cared that much for Pat Quinn, anyway.

hoop title. In 2000 he played for Florida in the NCAA title game against Michigan State. After graduating from UF he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls and traded to the Toronto Raptors. Then he played professionally for a year in Italy before making the Raptor roster in 2004. Two years later he was traded to San Antonio where he earned an NBA championship ring in 2007. He’s now a tenyear NBA veteran. I guess he knew what he was doing when he was practicing all those three-pointers! MATT’S MARKETING As I shared in a 2005 column, I once exchanged business cards with a Canadian sports marketing professional at a Montreal sports conference. He worked for a Toronto company called True Gravity. So it was not a complete surprise when he contacted me in September of 2005. “Your New Hampshire guy, Matt Bonner, just signed a two-year deal with the Raptors,� said the Torontonian. “Is anyone doing his marketing?� Being an ethical organization, True Gravity didn’t want to approach Matt directly, lest they be accused of “poaching� someone else’s client. So they called me. I told him I’d check. So I gave Matt’s dad Dave a call and Dave shared contact information for Matt’s agent, Kenny Grant. It turned out Kenny was in Europe but I left him a message. He returned the call— something that many other agents might not have done. It turned out that Kenny didn’t do marketing. So I ended up liaising between Kenny and True Gravity, then run by Pat Quinn—one of the top hockey guys in Canada. Quinn famously (or infamously) knocked out Bobby Orr during a 1969 Maple Leafs/Bruins playoff

Sports Quiz What pitcher won 25 games three times but still didn’t win the Cy Young Award? (Answer follows) Born Today ... That is to say, sports figures born on June 12 include long-time NBA play-by-play announcer Marv Albert (1941) and Japanese baseball standout—and former Yankee—Hideki Matsui (1974).

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Juan Marichal game at the Boston Garden. Fifteen thousand Bruin fans roared “We Want Quinn!� and showered the penalty box with garbage. Quinn was escorted from the arena before he was killed. You just didn’t mess with Bobby Orr in Boston! But I digress. We finally identified a mutually convenient time for all the parties to connect in Canada to informally chat about marketing and endorsement possibilities in Ontario. I was pleased to be involved and saw it as a nice professional development opportunity. I arranged a trip to Toronto at the designated time. After touring the Hockey Hall of Fame I met Matt and Kenny for lunch before our scheduled meeting at True Gravity. Kenny had flown in from New York and Matt still didn’t have a car— his frugality being part of his attraction to Toronto fans. So I ended up driving everyone to the agency. The meeting was relaxed, informal and informational. The TG folks gave a thoughtful presentation. It was fas-

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a lot of woods and the trails weren’t clear cut, just a lot of flagging on trees that had to be followed. “It was never clear cut, the trail would constantly change to something drastic,” said Poland. Stopping to rest for extended periods wasn’t a luxury that was afforded on the course. “Just in order to finish the event you have to plan

on being on your feet a good eighteen to twenty hours a day and that’s always running and moving,” said Poland. “Any other fifty-mile run you can probably get by at ten to twelve hours but this course was too difficult for that.” The base station the runners worked from was in a barn with nothing much but running water to fill up water bottles from.

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With the remaining precious time when not running, things like eating and sleeping need to be incorporated and also, what might be the most crucial aspect of the ten days, tending to one’s feet. “You really have to take care of your feet,” said Poland. “You get blisters, your feet are swelling and other things so you have to spend at least a half hour a

day tending to them.” It rained for the first two days which helped set the tone for how his feet would fair. “After my first nap I woke up and looked at my feet and I knew it wasn’t good,” said Poland. “I still had a week and a half left and blisters were already starting to form and they were getting white from just beSee poland on 29


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runners in the event are lucky to get three to four hours of sleep a night. During his last nap before finishing, Poland believes he only got about two hours of sleep and it did affect his final day. “During the last couple of laps on the last day I began to hallucinate due to lack of sleep,” said Poland. “I started seeing fully dressed mannequins staring back at me. I had to keep my eyes focused straight ahead on the course.” A good-sized crowd of spectators had built up over the course of the event and Poland found some complete strangers pulling

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Ladies Kayak Night

River Run Deli, 32 Suncook Valley Road, at the Alton Circle, Alton. $20pp includes boat rental and picnic. 875-1000

Wed. 18th – Thurs. 19th AARP Mature Driver Safety Program

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Walking Tour of the NH Veterans’ Association

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Fri. 20th – Sat. 21st 34th Annual Somersworth International Children’s Festival

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Summer Solstice Arts & Craft Festival

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Church Yard Sale

Old Town Hall, Meeting House Hill Road, Sanbornton. 8amnoon. 934-5717

6th Annual Radio Control Airplane Fly-In

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Make Music Plymouth! – Outdoor Music Festival

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Moultonborough House and Garden Tour

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Friday 27th The Artimus Pyle Band’s Ultimate Tribute to Lynyrd

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with a design that allows you to modify all the small angled pieces of two-byfour that connect between the top and bottom chords. I guarantee you heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come up with a design that requires you to install a much larger bottom chord. This will not be easy to do, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible. I recommend that you take measurements of your garage as well as great photos of the exterior and photos of your existing trusses. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need the width of the garage and the height of the trusses measured from the tip of the peak down to the bottom of the bottom chord. Take all of this information to your local truss fabrication plant. You can locate these via a trip to your local old-fashioned lumber yard. The lumber yards order the trusses they sell from these local plants. Call and make an appointment to meet with the plant engineer. Most will accommodate you, as they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to read about you in the newspaper. The engineer can look at your photos and measurements and tell you within minutes if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance at modifying your existing trusses. If you get good news, ask how much it would cost for him to complete a design drawing that you can follow. Be sure to ask for the step-by-step directions on how to provide temporary

support to a truss as you start to modify it. You just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start to cut and hope all works out! To get a quick idea of what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to do, you can get a drawing of the truss that should have been installed above your garage when it was built. Attic trusses donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cost that much more than a common truss and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shame more builders donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use them all the time. Your local lumber yard often can produce this drawing while you wait using computer software. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what the engineer may come up with before you even meet with him. I have attic trusses that span my garage, giving me a room thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12 feet wide with a ceiling height of 8 feet. Part of the walls of the room are sloped, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also used attic trusses on jobs where a standard rectangular room was created that had straight walls floor to ceiling. Good luck, take your time and be safe!

government post officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deliveries of mail dropped from 16 billion to less than 8 billion in just six years, even though the population of India was growing. You can always keep anything old, clunky and inefficient still in business, if you are willing to pour unlimited amounts of the taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money down a bottomless pit. Hindustan Motors had to shut their doors when they ran out of money. How long will we continue to keep our own version of the Hindustan Ambassador on life support at the expense of the taxpayers, and of captive customers who are not even allowed by law to decide who can put mail in

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Goodlatte. As precisely as one can ascertain accurate details from the “jabberwocky talk” of White House spokespersons, our president has decreed the following: Stop enforcing border security for children, adults and anyone who wants to enter our country. Again, according to Mr. Dobbs, our president has ordered Border Patrol to ship scores of illegal immigrants from Texas to other states, especially Arizona. Perhaps just one more way that Obama can “punish his enemies”. This time the target being Governor Jan Brewer. Texas border patrol is near total collapse, so let’s dump my self-made problem onto a bunch of other states commands the “Bully-in-Chief. How’s that for humanitarian compassion my fellow citizen countrymen and women? The lawlessness of this president is breath taking. Watching the mainstream media still try to cover for this “emperor with no clothes” further illustrates the collapse of the “Fourth Estate”. Charles Krauthammer noted in a 2011 column, “If we don’t get politics right, everything else risks extinction”. In this case, our borders, language and culture. The fundamental transformation by this president is now attacking the very sovereignty of this nation.

toxic attitude to wom- advocates from 15 ing to Hornaday, “a sex- en. It cataloged all that forward,” Obama said. “I ist movie monoculture” women suffer from sex- believe we have to keep dangerously misled Rod- ism. I don’t doubt that w o r k i n g t o c r e a t e a n ger into believing that he it’s hurtful, to sample America where no matcould always get the girl one of the tweets, to be ter who you are, no matin the end. a female shark biologist ter what you look like, no Salon ran a piece by told that the public isn’t matter where you come Brittney Cooper arguing ready to see you on cam- from, no matter what that “white male privi- era. It just has nothing your last name is, no lege kills.” Cooper seems to do with Elliot Rodger’s matter who you love, you to believe that severe condition or his crime. can make it here if you psychiatric disorders T h e r e a c t i o n t o t h e try. That’s what’s at stake are something that rich UCSB killings is sad- in November. That’s what white kids are prone to ly typical. Our political is why I am running for a because they consider and media culture has second term as president themselves so entitled. p r o v e n i m p e r v i o u s t o of the United States of The other interpreta- serious discussion of se- America.” tion is that, as Jessica vere mental illness and Valenti put it in a piece how it is treated in this Fashion Jewelry and Accessories for The Guardian, “mi-Affordable country. sogyny kills.” There is no Rep. Tim Murphy, a doubt that Rodger hated Pennsylvania Republiwomen. But who watch- can, actually has a proes Rodger’s final video posal to make it easier to promising to annihilate treat the severely menall of unworthy human- tally ill. Alas, his bill ity like a god and thinks: won’t get a viral TwitYou know what’s wrong ter campaign because with that guy? The sex- it focuses on the real ism. If only he were cool problem rather than exwith women, he would ploiting the latest horwant to spare humanity ror for cheap ideological from his wrath. points. Nonetheless, the Twitter hashtag #YesAllRich Lowry is editor of Women got started as the National Review. a rebuke to Rodger’s lowry from 8

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The extraordinary symbolism of the President’s trip to Warsaw in which he recommitted the NATO alliance to the defense of its eastern members such as Poland and the Baltic states in the shadow of a Russian resurgence, his meetings with East European leaders, and the renewed partnership with France in commemorating the Allied D Day landings, were poignant political events which while covered, were dulled in impact and message and blurred in focus in the light of the Administration’s latest slip up. Sadly, the President’s serious policy statements and commemorations in Europe were sidetracked by a sordid propaganda victory for the Taliban terrorists. Just weeks ago, President Obama openly telegraphed his plans for the Afghan phase-out. We shall have full troop withdrawals by the end of 2014, and a possible residual forces agreement allowing 9,500 Americans to stay on in country as trainers as to shepherd some sort of peaceful Afghan future. The prisoner exchange was meant to nearly close the Afghan chapter. Mission Accomplished?

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Archie comic to Montana’s many contributions to his local community. Anderson is the author of “The New England Life of Bob Montana.” Wednesday, July 16th, 7 p.m. “Hermit Woods Winery”, Featuring Bob Manley. Hermit Woods Winery is a small boutique winery located in Meredith NH. Come hear about how their passion about every aspect of producing wine, but more importantly, how they love sharing their wine and the experience making it with their guests. Wednesday, July 23rd, 7 p.m. “The Islands of Winnipesaukee”, Featuring Ron Guilmette. Join author and photographer, Ron Guilmette with his newly released book, “The Islands of Winnipesaukee”. Listen to the paddling adventures of Jay and Ron as they paddled to all 253 Islands of Winnipesaukee. Saturday, July 26th, 11 a.m. “Jane Varney Durgin: Her Life and Times”, Featuring Peter N. Miller. Peter will tell the fascinating story about how Jane was quite involved in the abolition of slavery and the anti-slavery fervor that existed in the Lakes Region and NH from 1835-1860. Peter’s new book will be available for signing. Wednesday, July 30th, 7 p.m. “The Mount Washington”, Featuring Capt. Jim. Since 1872 there have been only two vessels named Mount Washington to have cruised the beautiful waters of New Hampshire’s largest lake, Winnipesaukee. Please join us as Capt. Jim Morash of The Mount Washington Cruises talks about the history and heritage of the vessel, Mount Washington

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standing of his perspective. While working as a sculptor, Modigliani’s direct inspiration was Brancusi. However, Modigliani eventually discarded sculpture and developed his personal style of portraiture featuring elongated necks and almond shaped eyes. When looking at the eyes of a Modigliani portrait, one is reminded of a stone sculpture because of the absence of painterly detail. Modigliani was known to quite frequently consort with a variety of women. He had an affair with the newly married Russian poet Anna Akhmatova but she returned to her husband when this relationship dissolved. Modigliani’s most significant romantic relationship was with Jeanne Hebuterne. She remained by his side for the rest of his life and they shared a daughter. Hebuterne was pregnant with their second child at the time of her death. This Modigliani paint-

ing is of a favorite sculptor of mine, Jacques Lipchitz and it captures the event of the marriage of Lipchitz to the Russian poet Berthe Kitrosser. The irony in this story is that painting this portrait took Modigliani only two days. Lipchitz sent Modigliani back to the studio to paint for two more weeks in order to better compensate him for his efforts. The sad truth is that Modigliani falls into the stereotype of an artist. He died before reaching fame as an artist. At the stunning age of only 35, tuberculosis and an undisciplined lifestyle led to his tragic end. The very pregnant Jeanne Hebuterne jumped to her death the following day. Kimberly J. B. Smith is an artist and art educator who will be contributing occasional articles concerning all avenues of art. Her email is artgirl@weirs.com.


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Woodman Institute Museum Opens For 98th Season The Woodman Institute Museum in Dover is now open for its 98th season Their new exhibits include an early fire hose cart that was used during the 1907 Cocheco Mill fire, recently acquired and is now on display in the Hale House along with displays about Dover’s Marilla Ricker, inventor Moses Farmer, a recently found walking stick that belonged to William Flagg, and a new exhibit featuring the Sawyer Woolen Mill. In the Woodman House visitors will find a new scouting exhibit that showcases early Campfire, Brownie, Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout items from the 1920s-30s into the 1970s-80s. Uniforms, handbooks, mess kits, jamboree patches, even an original pack-basket used during the first Boy Scout jamboree held at Washington, D.C. in 1937. The war memorial room has been renovated and new display cabinets made to display a recent donation of WWII rifles and helmets representing ten countries including Russia, Japan, Germany, Italy, England, France and United States. This

This year will also see the Keefe House becoming part of the daily activity as we officially open the carriage barn. Sleighs, a Pontiac wagon, ice harvesting tools, walk behind plows, and an original Merry Mac boat, built by Dover’s Ned McIntosh, will become part of the daily museum tours. The 1825 historic home of pharmacist Asa Tufts and mayor F. Clyde Keefe, will be available for small business luncheons, seminars, meetings and revolving art shows, showcasing local artists. Museum admission is Adults $8, Students & Seniors (65 + older) $6, Children 6-15 $3, Family Membership $35. The museum is located at 182 Central Avenue and is open Wednesday – Sunday (10am to 5pm) the first week in April through Thanksgiving weekend. (Group tours by reservation) Visitors traveling are welcome to enjoy a picnic on the grounds before or after your visit. You should allow two hours for your visit. Call (603) 742-1038 or visit woodmanmuseum.org

The front entrance to the Woodman Institute Museum in Dover. is a significant addition to the museum’s extensive collection of Civil War era rifles on display. The museum is also celebrating the 175th anniversary of photography with a “Tintypes to Digital” exhibition taking visitors from the wet plate era when

photographers were chemist and had to prepare each plate before exposure, to the digital era allowing telephones to take and send photos instantly. Many cameras and examples of the early photo processes are displayed in the Woodman’s first floor gallery.

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