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Dwight Yoakam At Portsmouth Music Hall

For the Love of Ursus Americanus: Living Close to New Hampshire’s Black Bears by Roberta Baker Contributing Writer

vation officer brought him a sickly cub. His father, Lawrence Kilham, a virologist at Dartmouth Medical School, had studied birds as an amateur and written about avian behavior. Kilham had grown up around animals in the wild, and originally planned to study carnivores such as bobcats, fishers, or coyotes; but bears, the largest and

smartest carnivore of all, seemed the natural subject. “My main fascination in life is figuring out how things work, whether mechanical things or the behavior of animals,” Kilham says. “I had it in my blood to do this. When the opportunity came for me to study bears, I took it.” Since then Kilham has See kilham on 20

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bilitator, known as far as Szechuan, China, for his expertise at introducing orphaned cubs back into the wild. A custom gunsmith who first studied wildlife biology at the University of New Hampshire, he trained as a gunsmith when dyslexia prevented him from completing graduate school, then began working with bears 20 years ago when a conser-

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The Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth is gearing up for its next superstar concert – with Dwight Yoakam, Sunday July 7th at 7:30pm. The “country roots with rock attitude” singer/songwriter will bring his high energy band to the landmark 1878 Historic Theater, known its superior acoustics and dazzling restoration Known for his distinctive voice, trademark pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low, Yoakam pens intricate, catchy melodies paired with poignant, brilliant lyrics that mesmerize with their indelible imprint. And, while he traces the roots of his stardom to country music, his insightful music generates broad appeal. His current release, 3 Pears, finds him exploring new ground and adding another chapter to his illustrious catalogue. Tickets are $78; $68 and can be purchased at The Music Hall box office in the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street or by phone at (603)-4362400, or on our website www.themusichall.org.


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Wed. 3rd – Sat. 13th Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Show recommended for ages 12 and up. www.winniplayhouse.org 279-0333

Through Sun. 14th Dreamgirls

Interlakes Summer Theatre, InterLakes Community Auditorium, Meredith. 1-888-245-6374 or www. interlakestheatre.com

Thursday 4th Ashland Old Home Day

Pancake breakfast at the Common Man in Ashland 7am-9am. Parade at 10am. Following the parade the fun begins at Noon at the ballpark with games and crafts for children ages

2 and up. Food will be available for purchase or bring your own picnic. Free snow cones and cotton candy for the children. 536-1343

Laconia Main Street Outdoor Marketplace

Municipal Parking lot between Main and Pleasant Street, downtown Laconia. 3-7pm. Rain or shine. 5288541

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North Shore Acapella

The Inn on Main, 200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro. 7:30pm. $25. 5697710

New Horizons Band

Sanbornton Town Hall, Sanbornton Square. 7pm. Refreshments will be available. Free concert. 286-4526

The Traveling Wolfeburys

Cate Park, Main Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Free of charge, however, tips for the musicians are greatly appreciated. 515-1003

The Little Mermaid – Children’s Theatre

Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium, Meredith. 11am. $10pp. 1-888-2456374

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Flea Market

Masonic Building, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. 8am-2pm.

The Zombies with Et Tu Bruce

The Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 5362551. www.flyingmonkeynh.com

Scenic Cruises Daily from Weirs Beach

Sunday Brunch

From Weirs Beach 10 & 12:30 From Alton Bay 11:15

Dinner Dance Cruises

Rock ’n’ Roll Sat. Night June 29 - Weirs Beach - 7 PM

Swing to The Tunes of The Good Old Days Mondays

Tribute to Elvis, July 15 $10 OFF FOR ADULTS 60+ From Weirs Beach 6–9 PM

Family Party Night Wednesdays CHILDREN CRUISE FREE (limits apply) From Weirs Beach 6–8 PM

Summer Lobsterfest Friday July 5 From Weirs Beach 7 PM From Meredith 7:30 PM Schedule on line:

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Pops Orchestra Concert

Silver Center for the Arts, Main Street, Plymouth. 8pm. $20pp. 535-2787. www.nhmf.org

Badfish! A Tribute to Sublime

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach. 8pm. 929-4100

Flea Market Craft Fair

The Center Harbor Congregational Church, UCC, 52 Main Street, Center Harbor. 8am-2pm. Rebecca L. Matthews will also be on hand signing copies of her book “The Light Within”. 253-7698

“Aquatic Critters” – Kids Program

New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls. 10amnoon. Staff from the Squam Lakes Science Center will bring several live animals and teach kids how aquatic critters are essential for all life on our planet. Hands-on program for kids 5-12 (children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult). Prereservation is required. 569-4554

NH Music Festival Pops Series – Journey Across America

Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. www. nhmf.org

David Wax Museum

The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem. 8pm. $15pp. 869-5603.

The Little Mermaid – Children’s Theatre

Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium, Meredith. 11am. $10pp. 1-888-2456374

Sunday 7th Art Show Opening Reception

The Libby Museum, Wolfeboro. 1-3pm. Fine artist DJ Geribo is the featured artist of the month. Public welcome. www.DJGeribo.com

Tuesday 9th “Conspiracy of One” – Summer Lecture Series

The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Tyler Kent’s Secret Plot Against FDR, Churchill and the Allied War Effort. Presented by Peter Rand. $7pp and free for members. 569-1212

NH Music Festival Chamber Music Series

Smith Recital Hall, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. www.nhmf. org

Wednesday 10th Julie & Brownie’s Streamlined Double Decker Bus

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 10am. $20pp. 3351992

Strafford Women’s Club Annual Ice Cream Social

Bow Lake Grange Hall, 569 Province Road, at the Bow Lake Dam. 4-8pm. Make your own ice cream sundae. Large $3.50, Small $2.50. Add a homemade brownie for .50 cents.

Justin Townes Earle

Prescott Park Art’s Festival, Portsmouth. www.prescottpark.org

Thursday 11th Art Night Out

River Run Deli, Alton. 5:30-7:30pm. Local artist and teacher will walk you through the steps necessary to complete your own masterpiece in 2 hours.$30pp, food included. BYOB. 875-1000

“Loons – The Call of the Wild” – Nature Talk Series

The Loon Center, Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough. 7:30pm. Free admission, donations appreciated. 476-5666. www.loon.org

Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-6pm. 968-7643

Laconia Main Street Outdoor Marketplace

Municipal Parking lot between Main and Pleasant Street, downtown Laconia. 3-7pm. Rain or shine. 5288541

B.B. King

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach. 8pm. 929-4100

NH Music Festival Orchestra Series

Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. www.nhmf. org

Mount Washington Cog Railway Photo Workshop The Mount Washington Cog Railway, famous for climbing the highest peak in the Northeast, is holding a photo workshop tour, part of a season series, on Monday, July 8, open to all levels and abilities. This full day excursion includes a round trip ticket to the summit, instructional sessions with a professional photographer and free admission to the Mount Washington Observatory Museum. Opportunities abound at the base, from the train and around the summit to shoot everything from dramatic landscapes to passing trains to rare alpine flowers. The instructor will tailor the workshop to cover the interests of those attending. “We expect these workshops to be very popular, because they give people who love taking pictures an opportunity to experience a part of Mount Washington that is truly unique” said Cathy Bedor, one of the owners of the Cog. Limited space is available for all tours. Additional tours will be offered on August 26, and September 9. For event details, please visit thecog.com. For inquiries, contact Cog Railway events at 603.278.2255 or email media@thecog.com. Please book in advance by calling 800.922.8825 or 603.278.5404. The Mount Washington Cog Railway is located on Base Station Road, Marshfield Station, NH.

Moultonborough Public Library Annual Book Sale The Moultonborough Public Library Annual Book Sale will be held on on Saturday, and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9am until 5pm or maybe even later if folks are still in the mood to buy books. It will be under two large tents in the library parking lot at 4 Holland Street, Moultonborough, rain or shine. Hardcover books, and games and puzzles are priced at $1.00 each, and paperbacks, children’s books, and VHS and cassette tapes fifty cents, and if that’s not enough of a bargain, everything will be marked down to 25 cents on Sunday, the final day of the sale. There will also be a bake sale by the Moultonborough Women’s Club on Saturday, July 6, with coffee and donuts, sandwiches, cold drinks, and baked goodies to take home.

On The Green Arts and Crafts Festival Friday through Sunday, July 5-7 the On The Green I Arts & Crafts Festival will be held at Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro (Rte 28 next to downtown Wolfeboro). Hours are Fri 11am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 5pm, & Sun 10am to 4pm. There will be over 130 fabulous exhibitors with American Made Arts & Crafts. Don’t miss this wonderful event including handmade pottery, antler art, unique chainsaw wood carvings, beautiful quilted jackets, handpainted scarves, scarf slides, metal, glass, fine jewelry, ribbon belts, gourmet foods, cedar furniture, handmade clothing, Ben’s NH maple syrups and more. Music by Tim Janis Music. Free admission held rain or shine under a canopy. www.joycescraftshows.com - Info Joyce (603)528-4014

Friday 12th Boat Auction Preview Party

The New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro. 6pm. Fun evening under the auction tent. Sample hors d’oeuvres and beverages while getting a chance

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There is this scene in the movie “Jaws� where, when the residents of Amity are told there will be a $10,000 reward to anyone who kills the Great White Shark that has been terrorizing the beach, everyone with anything that floats, takes to the water in an attempt to capture the bounty. Since there is only one Great White and dozens of people looking to capture it, the waters become a landscape of confusion and chaos as the boaters, armed with fishing poles, spears and rifles, try to outdo the others. Boats are going every which way, no one is giving an inch, safety is ignored and near misses and accidents occur with regularity. The only thing missing is the shark and the “dumdum-dum-dum� soundrack. I haven’t seen “Jaws� for awhile, but I do see a smaller version of this scene on a regular basis on a sunny summer afternoon walking across the Weirs Beach bridge and looking out onto Lake Winnipesaukee on a sunny summer weekend.. There are usually dozens of boats going every which way, jet skis looking for holes in between and those experienced boaters looking for a path through the madness to get clear and out into safer, less crowded waters. It is, to me, one of the first real scenes of summer here in the Lakes Region.

There are other scenes showing that summer is fully ensconced and not all of them are outdoors. Inside the local supermarkets, there is always a bigger crowd than usual. Business is good. As I wend my way through the chaotic movement of shopping carts – are these the same folks that I will spy later out on the water of Winnipesauke as I walk across the Weirs Beach bridge – I see a pattern. I play a game in my head to see who is on vacation and who is not. Shopping carts full of hot dogs, hamburger meat, rolls and beer are always a dead giveaway. Still, there could be some locals in this category, just preparing for one of the few barbecues they will have this summer. It is then that I look for the real giveaway. Those wearing “I Love New Hampshire� and “Lake Winnipesaukee� sweatshirts, usually give it away. You’ll never see a local with one of those on. I am also great at picking out a good nasally New York accent; Long Island being my specialty, since that is where I grew up. I still have a twinge of it myself after a few beers, but it quickly goes away. I am also starting to get the hang of distinguishing a South Boston tongue as well as other Massachusetts dialects. Even Rosetta Stone can’t help with this one. Brand new sneakers are usually a sure giveaway to a tourist. Still, locals have those as well, so if they are combined with a pair of new shorts with the creases still in them, I’d bet money. Vacationers also have some embarrassing ways to give up their identities. I remember, all too clearly, last summer a very disturbing scenario: A man in the supermarket with no

shirt on. This wasn’t a yong guy, but a guy who was at least in his 50s. Being softer than he thought he was around the middle and hairier than anyone had the right to witness, he strolled through the supermarket not seeming to care while at the same time setting up a sight that will, I am sure, for years to come, haunt the dreams of young children and adults alike. He, was, for lack o a better term, more frightening than the shark in “Jaws.� I can only suggest to him, and those like him,that you do the rest of us a favor and throw on a “I Love New Hampshire� or “Lake Winnipesaukee� sweatshirt the next time, if there must be one. Some scenes of summer are more subtle: harder to get a seat at the restaurant; easier to get a lobster roll. Harder to get a tee time; easier to find a mini-golf course. Easier to find fresh blueberries, harder to find a pumpkin (our state fruit, in case you didn’t know.) From a business standpoint, summer is a short eight week season. From the selfish viewpoint of some locals, it’s way too long. Year round residents are quick to criticize, complain and give loud sighs when they become frustrated as their way of life is interrupted for a couple of months. That’s a true sign of summer as well. Before you know it, traffic will diminish, attractions will close, supermarkets will be quieter and there won’t be much to do. Wait, here come the Leaf Peppers. “Dum-dum-dum-dum.� Look for Brendan’s new book “The Flatlander Chronicles� coming this summer. Also, after a small hiatus, his tongue-incheek detective serial “The Case of The Missing Flatlander� will return next week at www.foolinnh.com.

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From The State House House Bill Mania Common Sense Anyone? Wednesday, June 26, was a busy day at our State House as the House voted on dozens of bills which the Senate sent back to the House via Comby Rep. Jane mittees of ConCormier ference. Within Belknap District 8 this plethora of legislation, the House of Representatives had to vote on the important NH budget bills HB 1-A and HB 2-FN-A-L. HB 1 dealt with making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015. HB 2 was relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures. (This is known as the trailer bill and supports HB 1 and also makes statutory revisions for the

budget bill.) Now, this is my first “budget process” in our State House and it has been an eye-opening experience to say the least. And I absolutely cannot claim to be 100% up to snuff about all this but, basically from a Republican point of view, this budget could have been MUCH worse. The House, (with a Democratic majority), passed a number of fees and taxes including a monster 65% increase with the gas tax this session. Fortunately, the Republican-majority Senate killed all new taxes and fees for this budget. (Yes!) Unfortunately, the budget is also up 6.5% going from 10.2 billion to 10.7 billion. For sure, I can tell you, most families did not receive any increase in their revenues. For a small government gal, this forced me to cast my vote on HB 1 - NAY. Spending in this bill goes in the wrong direction, even

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Played Out: the Liberal Racists’ “Uncle Tom” Card Meet Ryan Patrick Winkler. He’s a 37-year-old liberal Minnesota state legislator with a B.A. in history from Harvard by Michelle Malkin University and a J.D. from the Syndicated Columnist University of Minnesota Law School. He’s also a coward, a bigot, a liar and a textbook example of plantation progressivism. On Tuesday, Winkler took to Twitter to rant about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down an onerous section of the Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 ruling overturned an unconstitutional requirement that states win federal preclearance approval of any changes to their election laws and procedures. Winkler fumed: “VRA majority is four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas.” This Ivy League-trained public official and attorney relied on smug bigotry to make his case against a Supreme Court justice who happens to be black. “Uncle Thomas” wasn’t a typo. Denigration was the goal, not an accident. It was a knowing, deliberate smear. After being called out by conservative social media users for his cheap attack on Clarence Thomas, Winkler then revealed his true color: yellow. He deleted the tweet (captured for posterity at my Twitter curation site, twitchy.com) and pleaded ignorance. “I did not understand ‘Uncle Tom’ as a racist term, and there seems to be some debate about it. I do apologize for it, however,” he sniveled. “I didn’t think it was offensive to suggest that Justice Thomas should be even more con-

cerned about racial discrimination than colleagues,” he protested. Holding a black man to a different intellectual standard based on his skin color. Accusing a nonwhite conservative of collectivist race traitorism. Employing one of the most infamous, overused epithets against minority conservatives in the Democratic lexicon. “Apologizing,” but disclaiming responsibility. Sorry ... that he got caught. Just another day at the left-wing racist office. Rabid liberal elitists expect and demand that we swallow their leftwing political orthodoxy whole and never question. When we don’t yield, their racist and sexist diatribes against us are unmatched. My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, name, authenticity and integrity have been routinely ridiculed or questioned for more than two decades because I happen to be an unapologetic brown female free-market conservative. My Twitter account biography jokingly includes the moniker “Oriental Auntie-Tom” -- just one of thousands of slurs hurled at me by libs allergic to diversity of thought -- for a reason. It’s a way to hold up an unflinching mirror at the holier-than-thou NoH8 haters and laugh. We conservatives “of color” are way past anger about the Uncle Tom/Aunt Tomasina attacks. We’re reviled by the left for our “betrayal” of our supposed tribes -- accused of being Uncle Toms, Aunt Tomasinas, House Niggas, puppets of the White Man, Oreos, Sambos, lawn jockeys, coconuts, bananas, sellouts and whores. This is how the left’s racial and ethnic tribalists have always rolled. But their insults are not bullets. They are badges of honor.

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Prague’s Golden Haze PRAGUE— Arriving in Prague’s Vaclav Havel airport, one is immediately swept into the present; not just a refurbished by John J. Metzler terminal but Syndicated Columnist a new look where people actually smile, immigration officials don’t grimace, and police speed about on segways. The post-communist transformation emerges wider in driving from the airport into Prague. This former Ladaland of exhaust belching Russian cars and retro-Skodas, and is now congested traffic where streetcar-trams, Mercedes, new Skodas, and Audis vie for space and place. Welcome to Golden Prague now nearly a quarter century since its liberation from the Soviet stranglehold in 1989! Having been to the Czech Republic just after the opening and once later, the changes are now stunningly obvious; Prague’s magnificent baroque and Art Nouveau architecture once grey and worn, has been scrubbed and buffed. After all, pollution, slipshod new construction and sloppy standards were all an intrinsic part of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic as much as the government’s unswerving allegiance to Big Brother back in Moscow. Today Prague’s landmark buildings mostly glisten, churches are repaired and open, and the magnificent Castle/St. Vitas Cathedral which overlooks the city helps evoke the name Golden Prague. New shops and restaurants abound. Fashion stores seen in New York, Paris and Los Angeles all have their outlets in Prague, though commercialization in some places such as the central Wesnsclaus Square sadly borders on garish while most other parts of the historic Czech capital present architectural gems. So has the Czech Republic rejoined history as I once confidently postulated twenty years ago? In other words, have the Czechs (former Czechoslovakia until the velvet divorce in 1993), regained the positions they once had until 1938 when a prosperous and politically democratic country was

first “annexed” by Nazi Germany and later “liberated” by the Soviets? Has one of Europe’s more advanced countries before WWII, with developed auto, aviation and machine tool industries, regained its position and place in the world of the 21st century? Largely so, for the Czech Republic’s 10.5 million people. Following the 1989 “velvet revolution” where dissident playwright Vaclav Havel brought democracy to old Czechoslovakia, the political discourse at first experienced a gush of freedom and liberty. Naturally politics matured and governments of the center right and center left have since ebbed and flowed through free elections. Sadly, recent political developments have lapsed into laughable and lamentable corruption scandals worthy of a P J O’Rourke novel. Significantly both the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well, are respected members of the European Union (EU) and NATO, thus offering the Prague government the ultimate insurance policy; membership in a democratic Europe as well as security guaranteed by the Atlantic Alliance. Who would have imagined that this once stalwart member of the old Soviet bloc, would today be a staunch friend of the USA and a supporter of global human rights from Cuba to Tibet? Economically the Czech Republic has prospered under freedom with one of Central Europe’s strongest and sophisticated economies. Since 1993, over $100 billion in direct foreign investment has flowed into the country. Firms like Hyundai, Toyota and VW are in the flourishing automotive sector which now produces one million passenger cars annually. Naturally the global recession has taken its toll with GDP growth rates now anemic. East Asian investment plays a prominent role with Japan, South Korea and Taiwan companies among those in the auto, electronics, and the computer sector. American business is strongly represented with the who’s who of U.S. firms based and operating in the Czech Republic. Importantly, two-way U.S./Czech trade has surged too from about $500 million in 1993 to $5.7 billion in 2012.

In recent years, American college students and British larger louts have turned Prague into a party hub for fun and frolic, largely attracted by the amazingly good Czech beers and affordable lifestyle. Though seemingly less

interested in the architectural wonders which abound, they are attracted by an open Bohemian atmosphere which was simply unimaginable as late as the 1980’s. Viewing Prague through the

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Random Thoughts R a n d o m thoughts on the passing scene: E d m u n d Burke said, “There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil of by Thomas Sowell evil men.” Evil Syndicated Columnist men do not always snarl. Some smile charmingly. Those are the most dangerous. If you don’t think the mainstream media slants the news, keep track of how often they tell you that the Arctic ice pack is shrinking and how seldom they tell you that the Antarctic ice pack is expanding. The latter news would not fit the “global warming” scenario that so many in the media are promoting. Someone has referred to Vice President Biden as President Obama’s “impeachment insurance.” Even critics who are totally opposed to Barack Obama’s policies do not want anything to cut short his presidency, with Joe

Biden as his successor. People who refuse to accept unpleasant truths have no right to complain about politicians who lie to them. What other kind of candidates would such people elect? Given the shortage of articulate Republican leaders, it will be a real loss -- to the country, not just to the Republicans -- if Senator Marco Rubio discredits himself, early in his career, by supporting “comprehensive” immigration reform that amounts to just another amnesty, with false promises to secure the border. Ever since I learned, as a teenager, that the “Saturday Evening Post” magazine was actually published on Wednesday mornings, I have been very skeptical about words. “Gun control” laws do not control guns, “rent control” laws do not control rent and government “stimulus” spending does not stimulate the economy. It is hard to think of two people with more different personalities than New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama. But they are soul mates See Sowell on 40


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Ayotte & Rubio: Big Mistake! I (we) Won’t Forget in 2016 “While I believe the text of the immigration legislation passed by the US Senate is poor and totally fails by Niel Young Advocates Columnist to achieve the policy goals its sponsors claim it does, I stand behind Sen. Kelly Ayotte. She is my 80% friend, not my 20% enemy. Let us hope the US House of Representatives will do much better and that Sen. Ayotte will be involved in the process between the House and Senate that will hopefully result in actual and effective immigration reform and border security.� As I was leaving to do radio Friday morning I checked my emails, and reading the first sentence the thought of losing my friend who sent the email was entering that poor judgment zone. But alas, these are the words of DJ Bettencourt (Facebook). MY FRIEND: “This is the kind of bull you get from those who care more about the Republican Party than the damage this disastrous bill will wreak across our country. The only ‘good’ solution to this from the House is tabling the bill and leaving it there for good or writing a whole new bill that deals with nothing other than border security with a ‘promise’ included in the bill to return to the other issues only AFTER the border has been secured. And it certainly shouldn’t be someone like Janet Napolitano that verifies the status if it’s secure, it should be the governors and legislators of those states. “How is that amnesty bill good for NH? My son will NEVER be able to find a job if this bill goes through the US House. I’m so an-

gry, Niel, that I can’t even think straight and I can’t even finish what I started to write.� I don’t Twit, Tweet, or Facebook, so here are some comments to DJ’s words, the old fashioned way. My issues are not 20% or 80% approval. Those issues are weighted. For example what Kelly does with Jeanne Shaheen doesn’t mean beans to me. Allowing criminals from other countries to break into our country to murder, rape, rob, and use our tax dollars IS important! To slap the good people in the face who are waiting to become citizens is un-American. But Marco, Kelly, Lindsay, and McCain are not interested in folks who are ready to be productive and good citizens. LOL: they think they can capture the votes of criminals. DJ, the future of this country for my children and grandchildren is what is important – not an amoeba political party! The GOP leadership would never say the following. Barack Hussein Obama has shown that his goals are promoting the Gay Agenda, protecting the right to murder UNBORN and just born babies, growing welfare (dependent on government), building the national debt to the point we cannot recover, and a civil war so he becomes a Dictator. It is not enough that he has turned our country into one of moral decay. Now BHO is in Africa promoting same sex marriage and homosexuality in Senegal. Homosexuality is a crime. THE DAILY CALLER: “Senegalese President Macky Sall rebuffed Obama’s urging by saying that although his country is ‘very tolerant,’ it is not ready to decriminalize homosexuality.� Interesting; in Obama’s country we have lost the First Amend-

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Hampton Beach Ballroom, Hampton 8pm. 929-4100

Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro. Tickets range from $22-$65. 569-7710. www. greatwaters.org

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Sanbornton Second Baptist Church, 322 Upper Bay Road, Sanbornton. 4:30-6:30pm. There will be a free will offering of which 100% will go to the Oklahoma Tornado Victims.

2013 Nickfest

Monument Field, Wolfeboro. 10am-2pm. Bring your family to this fun, exciting event! Climbing wall, 4-way bungee trampolines, vertical rush, wrecking ball, bounce house,

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Dreamgirls Dessert Party

Courtyard adjacent to InterLakes High School, Meredith. 6-7:15pm. $30 includes the Dessert Party and that evening’s performance of Interlakes Summer Theatre production, Dreamgirls. 2539275 ext. 3

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Opechee Garden Club’s Tour, Luncheon, Boutique and Raffle. 9am-3pm. Tickets for the self-guided tour of seven gardens and luncheon are $25pp. Tickets are available on tour day at Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford and the Laconia Public Library, 695 Main Street, Laconia. 630-9219. www. opecheegardenclub.com

Regional Night of Worship

Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, Alton Bay. 7-9pm. Worship leader Glen Boardman will assemble a stellar group of local singers and musicians to joyously usher us in to the presence of the Lord in the Tabernacle setting. Free admission. 875-6161

Spinning Demonstration

Holderness Historical Building, US Route 3, Holderness. 10am-Noon. Demonstration by Beverlee Carpenter. Bristol Baptist Church, 30 Summer Street, Bristol. 5:307pm. $8/adult, $3.50/kids or $25/family of 4. Take outs available. 744-3885 Sat. 13th – Sun. 14th

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of veterans is at noon. Free for members and Native Americans, $8.50/adult, $6.50/ children or $26 per family. 4562600. Tuesday 16th

“Railroad Transportation During World War II” – Summer Lecture Series

The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Presented by Nelson Kennedy. $7pp and free for members. 569-1212

Doobie Brothers

Hampton Beach Ballroom, Hampton 8pm. 929-4100

Casino Beach.

Lakes Region Republican Women Meeting

The Olde Ways Mustard Seed Farm, 288 Haines Hill Road, Wolfeboro. 6:30pm. If you are a conservative woman, please attend to join with like-minded women to make a difference in our community. Call Julie Fergus 828-7606

Thursday 18th

Eat Like A Caveman

The Retreat at Golden View, Meredith. 6pm. Cooking class in cooperation with Moulton Farm’s chef, Jonathan Diola. Space is limited. 279-8111

Art Night Out

River Run Deli, Alton. 5:307:30pm. Local artist and teacher will walk you through the steps necessary to complete your own masterpiece in 2 hours.$30pp, food included. BYOB. 875-1000

“Butterflies that Flutter By” – Nature Talk Series

Road, Moultonborough. 7:30pm. Free admission, donations appreciated. 4765666. www.loon.org

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 536-2551. www. flyingmonkeynh.com

Laconia Main Street Outdoor Marketplace

Municipal Parking lot between Main and Pleasant Street, downtown Laconia. 3-7pm. Rain or shine. 528-8541

Alien Invasive Plant Species Program

The Loon Center, Lee’s Mill

Wednesday 17th Carolina Chocolate Drops

Prescott Park Art’s Festival, Portsmouth.www.prescottpark. org

Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group Hampton Beach Ballroom, Hampton 8pm. 929-4100

Casino Beach.

Free Foreclosure Legal Clinic

Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. 2-4pm. Hosted by the NH Foreclosure Relief Project. Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. 715-3255

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DAWN On T h e FARM

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“Be Careful What You Ask For..� by Dawn Thomson

a garden center at our home. As our business grew and our first child People often ask me how turned one, I needed a we came about owning the flexible job to accommorescue farm we call “Reu- date my schedule at the ben’s Rescue Ranchâ€?. My garden center and allow answer lies in the words me to spend time with my best friend often told my daughter. Since I was me while I was growing missing my connection up: “Be careful what you with animals, I thought ask for‌you just might pet-sitting would be the get it.â€? perfect fit. Well, maybe I inherited I started my own busiit, or maybe it was some- ness, taking care of anithing I learned, but as far mals in their homes, and back as I can remember my daughter went with I’ve had a passion for res- me most of the time. Our cuing animals‌stray cats, favorite account was a hurt birds, lost dogs‌you farm that had horses, name it. At age twelve, I goats and mini donkeys. began volunteering at a Working there was like local veterinary clinic, and throwing gasoline on the all through high school I fire of my dreams‌so I worked there, every week- began pitching my husend and holiday, doing band on the idea of havkennel work. There was a ing farm animals at our rescue shelter in the same garden center. building, and I would visit My husband wasn’t the homeless animals af- overly fond of the idea of ter every one of my shifts. having plant-eating aniAlthough I worked in the mals around his precious hospital, it was the rescue greenery, but after much side of things that called persistence on my part, out to me the most. At the he eventually gave in. He clinic, we inherited many drew me sketches of runabandoned animals with ins and small sheds that behavioral issues, and I he proposed to build‌all made it my personal mis- of which I nixed. “Not big sion to rehabilitate and enoughâ€? was my quick teach them good behavior, response. He started to to better their chances of get nervous. He drew adoption from the shel- me plans for a 2-stall (Set in Dom Casual, or someter. barn. “Still too small,â€? was thing similar if possible) Since I lived in the sub- my answer. He began to urbs, my experience was panic. Finally, he caved, limited to small animals, and presented me with but I longed to work with a 3-dimensional paper us on Facebook horses and farmVisit critters. model of a 3 ½ stall barn, Back then I hoped to be- complete with tack room, come a veterinarian, but and walk-up hay loft for my life took a few different 400 plus bales of hay. turns, and it never came “Perfect!â€? was my elated to pass. response. My persistence However, life often has a had paid off! way of calling us back to Then Tom got to work on what we are meant to do. building it. Have you ever In 1994, my husband, heard the saying from that Tom and I moved to Dan- famous baseball movie bury, NH, and opened “Field of Dreamsâ€?â€Śâ€œIf you

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build it, they will come?â€? ‌ Well, come they did‌the animals that is. My husband likes to tell the story that I filled the loft with hay, before the barn roof was on, added goats before we had any fencing up, and brought in three donkeys and a horse (“Reubenâ€?, of course), before the stalls were finished. Tom says: “I knew once I started building, there’d be no stopping her.â€? And he was right! But while Tom may have fought the idea at first, he’s gotten into the whole rescue cause as much as me now. When you

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Miss Winnipesaukee & Miss Weirs Beach Organization Accepting Applications for 89th Annual Pageant The Miss Winnipesaukee & Miss Weirs Beach local chapter of the Miss America Organization is now accepting applications for the 89th annual Miss Winnipesaukee & Miss Weirs Beach Scholarship Program, which is scheduled for 7:00pm Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Gunstock Ski Area in Gilford, NH. Doors open at 6:30pm for the pageant. The deadline to return a completed application is 3pm Monday July 8, 2013. The Miss Winnipesaukee & Miss Weirs Beach pageant is a preliminary to the annual Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program. In turn, Miss New Hampshire is the official state preliminary to the Miss America Program. The Miss Winnipesaukee Pageant is one of the oldest, continuously running local pageants in the Miss America Organization having run since 1925. The program will award over $10,000.00 in scholarship money this year with the titles of Miss Winnipesaukee and Miss Weirs Beach each receiving $3,500.00. First runner up will receive $1,000.00 and second runner up will receive $750.00. All other entrants will receive $150.00 each. Karen Price, daughter of Miss W i n n i p esaukee 1944, Marilyn Dearborn, has also generously provided a $150 interview winner award in memory of her mother. The Scholarship program is open to full-time employees, full-time students or residents of the following New Hampshire counties: Belknap, Carroll, Grafton, Merrimack, Hillsborough and Strafford. Eligibility re-

Seeking Past Winners The Miss Winnipesaukee & Miss Weirs Beach local chapter of the Miss America Organization is searching for past winners of the two titles to be their special guests at the 89th annual Miss Winnipesaukee & Miss Weirs Beach Scholarship Pageant. The title of Miss Winnipesaukee dates back to 1925 when the first pageant was held at the former Irwin’s Winnipesaukee Gardens dance hall located on the pier in Weirs Beach, NH. The pageant was held at Irwin’s for many decades until Bob Lawton, owner of Funspot, saved it from extinction in the late 1960s. Lawton had many fond memories of the pageant, working at Irwin’s as a young boy. When interest for the pageant waned, he moved the pageant to Funspot in 1969 and held it onsite for close to 30 years. During the period from the 1930’s through the 1950’s there were many local pageants held in the lakes region. “As I researched the history of the Miss Winnipesaukee pageant, there were many others I discovered while looking through endless amounts of microfilm at the Laconia Public Library” says Gary Vincent, Miss Winnipesaukee historian, “One of the past titles was Miss Weirs Beach which was held back in the 1940’s and 1950’s before ending.” The Miss Winnipesaukee Scholarship Program resurrected the Miss Weirs Beach title in 2007 and runs it as a second crown in their program. Past titleholders or anyone with information or historical documentation regarding either pageant is encouraged to contact the office. Doors open at 6:30pm for this year’s pageant at the Gunstock Ski Area in Gilford, NH. Further information for the Miss Winnipesaukee & Miss Weirs Beach Scholarship Programs and applications for the 2013 pageant may be obtained by emailing MissWinniPageant@yahoo.com or calling co-Executive Director, Tina Gebhard at (603) 3870271. Visit the Miss Winnipesaukee and Miss Weirs Beach programs at www.MissWinnipesaukee.org or on Facebook.

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Field Green Salad, New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Mussels, Maine Lobster (one per person), BBQ Chicken, Steamed Corn on the Cob, Boiled Red Bliss Potatoes, Corn Bread and Sliced Watermelon Adults $45, Children under 12 $20 (Full menu except lobster) Prices exclude gratuity. Reservations are required*. Please call Camp at (603) 279-3003

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Roche Realty Group Welcomes Two To Meredith Team MEREDITH - Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc., with offices in Meredith and Laconia, NH, has announced that Gus Benavides of Gilford and Alan Silberberg of Alton Bay, have recently joined the real estate firm. They will be a part of the Meredith office’s team located at 97 Daniel Webster Highway. Gus was born in Salem, MA and attended Salem State University, majoring in business with a concentration in finance. Gus and his wife Colleen are proud parents of three children all whom attend or attended the

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Gilford School System. As a twenty year resident of Gilford, Benavides has worked in the customer service industry for over 25 years with one of New England’s largest companies. He is a three-term selectman for the Town of Gilford (currently serving), a representative to the Budget Committee, the Laconia Airport Authority, and the Historic District in Gilford. Gus was also a member of the Gilford Rotary Club and is a member Grace Capital Church in Laconia. Additionally, he is a member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club and is an avid boater on Lake Winnipesaukee. Frank Roche commented, “we are very pleased to have Gus affiliated with our real estate organization. He adheres to

strong ethical standards, has a 25-year background in the customer service industry where he knows the importance of listening, to follow up with clients’ specific needs. Additionally, he is one of the hardest working guys you’ll find, and he gives back so much of his time to the Town of Gilford in his capacity as Selectman and serving on various committees. Gus is determined to be one of the best REALTORS® out there in the Lakes Region, and I’m sure he will accomplish his goals.” Alan is a native of Manchester, NH and a graduate of Manchester West High School in 1971. He then attended the University of New Hampshire, where he majored in Business AdministraSee roche on 19


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In 1990, Silberberg opened Lakes Jeep Eagle which evolved over the years to Lakes Chrysler Jeep LTD. in the Laconia area. He owned and operated the business for 20 years, selling and servicing thousands of new Jeeps and Chryslers which resulted in the company acquiring Chrysler’s 5 Star Status in their first year. The real estate business has always been an interest of Mr. Silberberg and he’s now looking forward to becoming

part of the Roche Realty Group, Inc. team. One of the premier companies in the region, offering residential and commercial properties throughout central New Hampshire. Mr. Silberberg is a past member of the New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association, Chrysler’s 5-Star Dealer, and the New England Jeep Dealers Advertising Association. His hobbies include motorsports, boating, and snowmobiling. Frank Roche commented, “Alan will be a great addition to our team with

his vast business experience in the automotive field during the past 20 years. He has tremendous experience in all levels of customer service, having dealt with so many consumers in the auto industry over the years. He knows the Lakes Region intimately and has a great understanding of the local business community. I would welcome all of Al’s past clients and friends to call him at 603-279-7046 for any of their future real estate needs.�

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Cub bears feeding in their winter den. able for them to eat. At the same time record numbers of cubs were born as a result of plentiful food in 2011. Mother bears under pressure to scavenge for their offspring began foraging closer to humans. Lured by the intoxicating and far-traveling scent of rotting garbage and the availability of bird seed and grain, they wandered into backyards and farmyards to ransack birdfeeders, chicken coops and grain stores in barns. Last year, New Hampshire Fish and Game officials received 1100 calls from residents complaining about bears too close to home, Timmins says. Roughly 800 were killed. Homeowners were ter-

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rified by the presence of large, hungry carnivores, Kilham explains. “When the response to a bear is emotional, people are much more likely to grab a gun. But it would be nice if they didn’t shoot first. The mother bear’s just acting naturally, and is not a bear that has to be removed from the population,� says Kilham. Kilham typically takes in three or four cubs during the winter months. Last year calls poured in from conservation officials, residents, and people who worked in wildlife rescue. Of the 29 bears Kilham currently cares for, 16 arrived as orphans after their mothers were shot See kilham on 21

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eat our children. They want to eat our garbage.” Comeau works out of the Fish and Game office in Lancaster, NH. Most of the state’s bears are located in the forested region comprising the White Mountains, and areas just to the north and south, including the Lakes Region. “People think it’s really unusual if a bear’s out in the day time,” says Comeau. “but bears are opportunistic carnivores searching for food anywhere they can find it. If they find food outside, they make that area part of their home range.” Comeau fields calls from residents who experience uncomfortably close encounters, which can peak in June and July when bears are looking for food. Sometimes she visits homes to see what

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season then dispersed to wander in search of food. The reality is that bears are highly social creatures, Kilham explains, “reciprocal altruists� that will consider the needs of unrelated individuals if they have extra food on hand. They also form complex matriarchal groups. When

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a mother bear weans her daughters at 18 months, she sends them out to secure additional territory that becomes the young females’ responsibility to defend. She punishes them severely for dereliction of duty, and is frequently harsher with her daughters than with strangers wandering into her ter-

ritory. If there is ample food in the forest, she has no problem sharing with young males who wander in temporarily in search of nuts and berries, Kilham says. Only the dominant, strongest and heaviest males, roughly 10 to 15 percent of the male bear population, actually get to mate; the others are resigned to lives of relative celibacy and frequently form groups to roam, scavenging meals wherever they can find them. It’s

not uncommon for males to travel 250 miles from where they were born. After a UNH graduate student put GPS collars on some of Kilham’s bears released into the wild, he learned that one male wandered from Lyme, NH to Maine then Quebec and back again. The small, fluctuating population that Kilham maintains live for the most part as bears do in the forest; their enclosure incudes woods, swamp, and a pond. The breakfast and

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their way through our barn doors. Remember my best friend’s words: “Be careful what you ask for‌you just might get it?â€? Well, those words sure rang true in this case‌my dream turned into reality, quicker than I ever could have imagined! Our goal is to provide a permanent sanctuary to as many animals friends as we are financially able to support. And although we can’t offer a permanent home to all the furry critters that come our way, we do provide a resource for connecting animalsin-need with people who are looking to adopt. To help support the cause, Reuben’s Rescue Ranch is open for visitors most Saturdays from 9am-5pm. The farm is free for all, but donations are

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In your case, I feel you can use a standard exterior door with no issues whatsoever. Most exterior doors are 36 inches in width. By the time you add in the spacing between the door and the jamb and the thickness of the jamb you have a unit dimension of 38 inches or so. Add 4 more inches for the standard brick molding and you’ll be pretty close to 42 or 43 inches in total width. Your masonry opening height also allows you to easily fit in a standard exterior door that comes with factory-applied brick mold trim. My guess is the contractor just looked at an existing door at a home center and saw there would be a large gap between the See builder on 29

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factory-applied brick mold and your brick. Guess what? You can easily remove the brick mold trim that comes from the factory and install different trim. You can also leave on the brick mold trim and add additional trim boards between your new door and the brick. With a small amount of skill, these added boards can be made to be quite decorative and add additional character to your door opening. You have other options as well. If you don’t want to layer all of these additional trim boards you can have custom brick mold trim made at a local lumber mill. In fact, you can actually design what the profile of this molding will be if you have a creative flair! The lumber mill will carve a shaping knife that fits into a milling machine that transforms a rectangular piece of lumber into an exquisite piece of molding with a profiled face. The cost to create this custom knife may only be about $100. If it were me, I’d probably not have custom trim made. I’m convinced that if you visit a traditional lumber yard that has many different moldings available, you’ll be able to use two or three different moldings to create a stunning stepped casing for the exterior of your new door. Once these are stained or painted, they will look like they were the original moldings. The best part about this is that your door will have a distinctive flair that sets it apart from all of your neighbors’ doors that have the standard blah

brick mold trim. Making the door fit inside is much less of an issue. You can probably reuse your existing interior trim molding. You may have to just install two new pieces of baseboard and do some minor drywall patching and painting. It’s not that hard to do for an experienced contractor. Visit a local lumberyard or a company that sells new exterior doors. They’ll have several contractors you can call that absolutely have the needed experience and skills to install a standard, affordable door in your opening. Let me know how it turns out! Want free home-improvement information? Go to www.AsktheBuilder.com and sign up for Tim’s free newsletter. Have a question for Tim? Just click the Ask Tim link on any page of the website. c)2013, TIM CARTER DISTRIBUTED BY Tribune Media Services

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derful spread of her homemade jams and bread and we lingered long at breakfast. This was our routine every morning before meeting our friends to ride. Silvi, Dieter, Martin and Gabbi are my ski friends from Germany. They spend their June holiday cycling in France. They tow their caravans behind their cars from Germany to France and stay at the nicest campgrounds. This is the second time Kris and I have joined them. They like cycling in France best because there are many small roads with little to no car traffic on them and yes the landscape is beautiful too. Our first ride was to the medieval town of Nyon

Mount Ventoux, not far in the distance. Our last evening, we invited our friends to have dinner with us at Les Ecureuils. Chantal prepared us a fabulous meal featuring veal and fresh string beans while Mike poured wine from their favorite local vineyard. We shared stories and much laughter late into the evening. While our friends packed up their caravans to move west to Saint Jean to ride the Silvi with more lavender, more vineyards and another fine C e v e n n e s M o u n t a i n s , Kris and I took off early view of Mount Ventoux. to be tourists. We visited where there is a Roman bridge that spans the river Eygues. Amazingly. this high bridge opened in 1409 (yes, 604 years ago) and I watched a car

Silvi, Kris, Gabbi and Dieter admire the soap and lavender for sale at the market day in Nyon, France. go over it before I rode my bicycle across. We enjoyed Nyon’s market day. Such great fun seeing the local fresh food and wares displayed out in the open air. I bought lavender soap. Kris bought an olive dish. The city is high above the river and we rode downhill while following the river up stream for many miles. We pedaled past vineyards, olive trees and many small villages. Everywhere roses were in bloom. The lavender was just starting to have a hint of color, we were a few weeks too early to see it in full bloom. For three days we cycled in the area, riding about 50 miles each day. Our routes took us over mountains and through lush fields and vineyards. We could see the Giant of Provence,

the town of Orange; after finding a free parking space on a side street we walked everywhere. We visited the Theatre Antique d’Orange, a well preserved Roman Theater and took in the panoramic view from the top of the hill and down into the theater. Concerts are still performed in the theater. We also trekked to the Triumphal Arch and marveled at its heroic battles themes. These monuments are a recognized World Heritage Site. We continued our driving adventure swinging through Chateauneufdu-Pape (super wine country), a crazy detour over a hydro-electric dam due to a bridge closure and a wild ride on a narrow twisty road where we passed more cyclists See patenaude on 43


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Kris and Gabbi, Parc National des Cevennes, Col l’Asclier elevation 906 meters, the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail crosses here by the statue of a shepard holding a small lamb. Martin, Kris and Gabbi riding up another pretty hill. up it). Kris and I happily followed Gabbi and Martin over hilly routes reaching elevations just under 1000 meters. Oh, what landscapes! Mountaintops dyed bright yellow by flower blossoms, grassy hill sides where goats and sheep grazed and gorgeous old stone farmhouses that people still inhabit. Roses clung to the sides of the houses. The old forests have red pines, oak and chestnut trees. We often found

Valreas, France, Yours Truly in front of Olive trees that are hundreds of years old. patenuade from 42

than cars from the center of Ales to our destination in Saint Jean. Our friends once again were set up at a beautiful campsite this time next to a river. The next three nights we spent at the Hotel Les Bellugues and during the day we cycled routes around and over the Cevennes Mountains. We crossed the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail that follows his 1878 walk that he chronicled in his book, “Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes.” The Cevennes National Park has many mountains and its highest is Mount Aigoual, 1565 meters (Silvi and Dieter rode

fountains with potable water next to old stone churches. We passed small vineyards. At the end of the hot day of riding we swam in the river. Paradise! Time travels too quickly and soon we had a plane to catch. Thankfully, the drive back to Lyon was uneventful except for the insanity of trying to find the way into the rental car return lot. The clerk at the desk clearly couldn’t believe I was returning the car undamaged. We rode the TVG and took the shuttle to

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MELVIN VILLAGE - TUFTONBORO Beautiful Log Home set on Five Acres with Field & Mountain Views. 1st Floor Master Suite, Granite Kitchen & Baths, Central Air, Central Vac, Whole House Automatic Generator, Alarm System, Finished Walk-out Lower Level, Garage, 3 bed/4bath, $525,000 MLS #4236469 Mary Beth @ Northern Exposure RE 603-3440927 or email mbhertel@ northernexp.com

Land For Sale **WEIRS BEACH LOT** 3/4 acre lot with

city sewer and well drilled in the heart of The Weirs. Bike Week is near. Walk to the Broken Spoke $60,000.00 ****Steven@ FLGulfHome.com**** 239-848-8461

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Trucks, Vans & RVs 38’ Wildwood Trailer ,2005, sleeps 8, seasonal set up at Resort on The Bay, Laconia. $35,000 or B. O. Call Pam 781-704-6157 Mobile Home For Sale Must see, 303 Old Lake Shore Road, Lot D-8. Please call 978-681-5148

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Wanted To Buy WANTED TO BUY Lionel and other old toy trains wanted by private collector. Pay high cash. Will travel to you. I also do repairs. 603828-4349

Help Wanted INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Chick Home Center has an immediate opening for an individual in our retail/ contractor sales department. Basic knowledge of building materials, hardware and millwork are required. Good communication, follow-up skills and attention to detail are essential. Full time position (including Saturdays) with a benefit package. Please apply to Tom Dias, at Chick Home Center, 68 North-South Road, North Conway, NH 603-356-6371

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FOR SALE SOUTHERN MAINE LAKEFRONT BARGAIN Only $244,900. Charming cottage with garage. Mint condition! 2Bed/2Bath/Deck/ Dock. Donna Wood, Realty of Maine Direct: 207-883-2952, Office 207-942-6310

WANTED SELL YOUR WWII ITEMS FOR CASH Highest prices paid for your WWII German, Japanese, American items. We buy flags, uniforms, helmets, anything. M. Louis Collins, 410-750-3502, worldwar2preservation.com a New England organization since 1992.

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Do you have a clever caption for this photograph? Send your captions with your name, phone number and home town to us by mail to: Attn: Caption This, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247, online at www.TheWeirsTimes.com or by email to contest@weirs.com or by fax to 603-3667301. Weekly winners will be chosen by our editorial staff and will be entered into a prize drawing for a new Digital Camera courtesy of Spectrum Photo. For all your digital photo needs stop by their store in Wolfeboro, call phone 877-FILM PRO or visit them online at www.SpectrumPhotoOnline.com. The prize winner for the 07/04/13-12/26/13 contest period will be selected by random drawing. All captions become property of The Weirs Times and may be used for marketing and promotional purposes. Photo #445 - 07/04/13 - entry deadline 07/18/13

Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t be Sheepish about asking questions and demanding answers. You not only gain needed information, but also respect for your steadfast search for the truth. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A money problem that shows up early in the week is expeditiously resolved by savvy Bovines who know how to turn a momentary financial lapse into a monetary gain. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a good time to shed negative energy-draining forces and develop a positive approach to handling current, as well as upcoming, personal and/or professional situations. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your urge to do your best on a current task is commendable. But don’t let it become all-consuming. Spend some spiritually restorative time with those who love you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This could be a good time for all you Leos and Leonas to

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take your bows for your recent achievements and then go off to enjoy some fun times with your prides and joys. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A negative response to a well-intentioned suggestion could communicate a sense of distrust you might later find hard to refute. Think carefully before reacting.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A bid to use your workplace dispute-settling skills in another situation is tempting. But be careful: You might not have all the facts you’ll need if you agree to do it.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your curiosity might be resented by some. But those who know you will support your penchant for never settling for less than the truth. So stay with it.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That sense of self-doubt is so untypical of you, you should have no qualms in shaking it off. Remind yourself of all you’ve done and can do, and then do it again.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A pesky situation from the past recurs, albeit in an altered form. Deal with it promptly before it can go from merely irk-

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don’t wait too long to submit your proposals after giving them a last look-over. If necessary, you should be able to defend any portion called into question.

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Runners Up Captions: The Farkle sisters show off what they found in the sand with their new metal detector. -David Barth, Laconia, NH. The twins weren’t in love with Oscar, but kept him around as their trophy boyfriend. -Rick Kaufman, Dover, NH.

In a last minute edit to The Wizard of Oz, the scene where the Tin Man gets a second wish was deleted. -Carl Gunderson, Wrentham, MA.

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Rochester Main Street volunteers will host their second annual downtown Blues Festival on Saturday, July 20, from 10am until 5pm in the North Main Street/Cocheco Riverwalk area in downtown Rochester. Underwritten by DF Richard Energy, this event promises toe-tapping sounds for all. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair and enjoy some blues as T.J. Wheeler is an original but his music is steeped in musical styles that go back hundreds of years. That being said, T.J. and the Smokers transport audiences of all ages to times and places where their imaginations can vividly and vicariously experience the rich history and soul connections of Blues & Jazz power. In addition there will be a harmonica throw down and multiple acts throughout the day.

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Those attending may purchase a $5 badge that entitles a small portion sampling and entitling them to vote for the People’s Choice Awards, with the proceeds benefitting downtown promotions. Vendors, crafts, food and games will line the upper end of North Main Street and there is still room to sign up. Vendor forms are available online at www.rochestermainstreet.org . In addition to the vendors Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will be open that day and downtown merchants outside of the festival area are invited to participate in sidewalk activities. Artists, crafters, and vendors are still being sought to participate in the Festival. T.J. and the Smokers will be playing at the Downtown Rochester Blues Festival on Saturday, For more information July 20th from 10am till 5pm. please contact the Rochester Main Street office at A BBQ Cookoff Contest rants vying for plaques choice award with a $100 GRILLS ALL WEBER sponsored by Leone, Mc- in the categories of ribs, cash prize. The restauON SALE!603-330-3208 or email Donnell, & Roberts, PA chicken, pulled pork, rants will be offering director@rochestermainOVER their 30 MODELS will feature local restau- brisket, and the people’s BBQ specials for sale. street.org .

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