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COMPLIMENTARY

Downtown Art Stroll in Rochester Saturday, July 7th

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Funspot Begins Its 61st Year With Ribbon Cutting Celebration by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

in 1964 when he and his brother John, who joined Bob in the business, expanded it to its present Route 3 location. John Lawton passed away in 2003. The ribbon cutting was preceded by a ceremony where Bob took to the podium and told the crowd of his journey over the past 60 years. Born in Ohio, Bob and John moved to Lowell,

Mass, after their parents divorced. They lived with their grandparents, Dennis and Mary Long and their mother Doris, who also had a home in the Weirs. They came to love the area and never left. In 1952, at the age of 21 years, Bob borrowed $750 from his grandmother to start an indoor mini-golf with a few games on the second floor See funspot on 14

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As anyone in business knows, starting one is never easy. Being around after ten years is an accomplishment, twenty years a true milestone, fifty years amazing and sixty years just off the charts. The Funspot Family Entertainment Center in the Weirs fits into the “off the

charts” category. Opened as The Weirs Sports Center in 1952 by Bob Lawton the world famous facility, recently recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest arcade in the world, celebrated its 60th anniversary on June 27th. Bob Lawton, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and nephews, cut the ribbon at the same spot he cut it

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Owner and general manager, Bob Lawton, cuts the ribbon at the original entrance to the Funspot Family Entertainment Center to celebrate 60 years. In 1952, Bob, along with his late brother John, began what is today, the largest arcade in the world. With Bob are (l to r) Nephews Randy and Steve Lawton, daughter Sandra Lawton, son Dave Lawton, Funspot manager Gary Vincent, grand-nephew Jules Lawton, granddaughter Starr Lawton and daughter Donna Carlucci.

All are invited to come to downtown Rochester for a great evening filled with fine art! The 1st Saturday Art Stroll will be on Saturday, July 7th from 5pm to 7pm. Participating businesses include: artstream, Jenny Wren Gallery, Dos Amigos Gallery, artstream, Fat Tony’s Gallery, The No. 27 Gallery @ Sweet Kuppin’ Cakes & The Portable Pantry,and BookBumz Java. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts has relocated to 10 North Main Street on the 2nd floor. This event is always free and open to the public. (Light refreshments will be served.) Other events coming to Rochester are: Saturday, July 14 - Community Downtown Street Audit Exercise, 8-10 am, Chamber Conference Room Saturday, July 21 Rochester Blues Festival, Hanson Street, 11-5.


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Fri. 6th – Sun. 8th

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Arts & Crafts Festival

Thursday 5th

Brewster Academy, Rt. 28, Wolfeboro. Fri. & Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4. Over 100 exhibitors, free admission, live music. Rain or shine under canopy. 5284014

Tesla

Hampton Beach Casino Ball Room, 169 Ocean Blvd. Doors open at 6. Show at 8pm. 18+ only. 929-4100

Adam Ezra Group

The Inn on Main, 200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro. 8pm. 569-1335

Dave Mason

The Flying Monkey, Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551 www. fliingmonkeynh.com

Friday 6th

Fiddler on the Roof

The Leddy Center, Epping. 679-2781 for tickets and showtimes. www. leddycenter.org

Charity Poker Run

Laconia Harley, 239 D.W. Highway, Meredith. Ride and onsite registration 8:30-10am. Poker hands turned in at 2pm. Cook out, live music and raffles to follow. $30 per poker hand or $15 for cookout only. Active Military eat free! 581-2835

Saturday 7th

Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway Kingswood Arts 8pm. 569-7710

Fri. 6th – Sun. 22nd

Center,Wolfeboro.

Peg Johnson & Kat Murphy – Live Music

Factory Court, North Main Street, Rochester. 11:45am-1:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and buy or bring lunch. 330-3208

Hot Tuna

The Flying Monkey, Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551 www. fliingmonkeynh.com

Pack Basket Weaving Workshop

League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery, 279 D.W. Highway. 9am-5pm. $95 per student, materials included. Pre-registration is required. 279-7920

Summer Solstice Craft Show

Wells Elementary School, 276 Sanford Road, Maine. 10am4pm. 207-646-5172. www. summersolsticecraftshows.com

Flea Market & Craft Fair

Main Street, Center Harbor. 8-2pm. 253-7698

Sugar Hill Old Home Day

Fanconia Main Street and Dow strip. All day family event. 444-6810

Tamworth Fireman’s Club Auction

South Tamworth Fire Station. Rt. 25 South Tamworth. New & slightly used items and gift certificates. Rain or shine.

HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run

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ADAM EZRA GROUP

“After 2 hours of almost nonstop playing, Adam Ezra gives everything he has to the audience.” Tickets $15 in advance/ $20 at the door

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LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS

Whether you are a rock purist, Cajun purist, or looking for something more adventurous from both genres Lost Bayou Ramblers are not to be missed.. Tickets $15 in advance/ $20 at the door

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RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND

Ryan Montbleau is a pure soul singer... from his soul in a voice every bit as honest, open hearted and original as the stories he tells in his songs. Tickets $20 in advance/ $25 at the door Doors at 6 PM for Dinner ~ Shows start at 8 PM Buy tickets online at

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Register at 9am at any one of the check points and finish this day of fun at the NASWA Resort where participants trade in their chips for a poker hand and have a bbq lunch. Must be 21+ to play the poker hand. www.eastersealsnh.org/events. 6213429

Annual Summer Book Sale

Moultonborough Public Library. 9am5pm. Rain or shine. 476-8895

Annual Strawberry Festival

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Tilton. 5-6:30pm. $10/adult, $4/ children. 286-7166

Sunday 8th

Annual Summer Book Sale

Moultonborough Public Library,4 Holland Street, Moultonborough. 9am5pm. Rain or shine. 476-8895

Miss Winnipesaukee/Miss Weirs Beach Scholarship Program

Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Preliminary to Miss America Program. 387-0271

Monday 9th Breast Cancer & Beyond Support Meeting

Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia. In the Women’s Imaging Center. 4:30-6pm. This informal meeting will offer women a chance to relax and mingle with others who are experiencing something similar. 5272940 RSVP is appreciated.

Tuesday 10th Summer Lecture Series

The Wright Museum, Wolfeboro. 6pm. “1942 Bomber Crash – Mt. Waternomee”. Presented by Victoria Bunker, Archeologist. $5 per person, free for members. 569-1212 to reserve.

Tues. 10th – Sat. 14th “Big River”

The Barnstormers Theatre, 104 Main Street, Tamworth. 323-8500 for tickets and showtimes.

Wednesday 11th Lake Street Dive

Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. 7pm. www.prescottpark. org 436-2848

Circus, Circus and More Circus!

Gilmanton Year Round Park, Allen Mills Road Gilmanton. 5:30pm and 7:30pm. $15 at the box office. 3642400

Thursday 12th Rummage Sale

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

Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Inn on Main, 200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro. 8pm. 569-1335

NH Boat Museum Lecture Series

NH Boat Museum, 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Free and open to the public. 569-4554

Thurs. 12th – Sun. 15th Ossipee Valley Fair

South Hiram Road, South Hiram, Maine. www.ossipeevalleyfair.com

Summer Solstice Craft Show

Wells Elementary School, 276 Sanford Road, Maine. 10am4pm. 207-646-5172. www. summersolsticecraftshows.com

John Mayall & Bob McCarthy

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

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Annual Family Day

The Wright Museum, Wolfeboro. Ride downtown in restored WWII vehicles, tour exhibitions and watch demonstrations by war re-enactors. $12 non member, $9 member. 5691212

Friday 13th Rummage Sale

Circus, Circus in Gilmanton The Gilmanton Youth Organization and Gilmanton Year-Round Library are excited to bring Circus, Circus and More Circus! back to Gilmanton on Wednesday, July 11. There will be two shows, 5:30 and 7:30pm, both at the GYO Park on Allens Mill Road in Gilmanton. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults; $15 at the box office on the day of the show. Two children under 14 are free with one paid adult; extra children are $5. Take the whole family for 90 minutes of fun & excitement. Advance tickets are available at the Year-Round Library (on Route 140 opposite the Gilmanton School, 364-2400) or call 267 6593 or 267 7912. Tickets will be available at the Library table during the 4th of July parade.

Green I Arts & Crafts Festival Don’t miss the On The Green I Arts & Crafts Festival on July 6-8 at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro to be held Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. There will be over 125 fabulous arts & crafts exhibitors with the music of Tim Janis. Some of the exhibits will include fabulous original chain saw wood carvings, stained glass art, quilts & quilted table decor, fine jewelry, cedar/maple/cherry furniture, inlaid cutting boards, plants/floral arrangements, primitive folk art, ribbon belts, clothing, Ben’s maple syrups & candies, gourmet dips & gourmet olive oils & vinegars, photography, personalized signs, solar lights, decorative painting, leather items, pressed floral art, wooden toys, birdhouses, dolls, books, personalized maps of Lake Winnipesaukee, fresh squeezed lemonade/kettle corn/strawberry shortcake & lots more!!! Free Admission & Parking - Rain or Shine Under Canopy. Located on Rte. 28 Near Downtown Wolfeboro! Info Joyce 528-4014 Preview Show online at www.joycescraftshows.com.

Local Roots Food Fair The Children’s Museum of NH, in partnership with Hannaford Supermarkets, will present Local Roots Food Fair on Wednesday, July 18 from 11:30am-:30pm This indoor event is included with paid admission ($9 adults/ children, $8 seniors, free for children under 12 months old). Visitors can enjoy free food samples featured in Hannaford’s “Close To Home” program, such as fresh fruit, honey, whole grain breads, Cabot cheese and Stonyfield yogurt, and take home recipes for new ways to enjoy these foods at home. Representatives from Seacoast Local’s ReRootEd program will lead sensory activities including edible plant and herb sampling. Visitors can also explore local sources for delicious and nutritious farm foods, and everyone can check out the Museum’s own indoor and outdoor fruit and vegetable garden. The Children’s Museum of NH is located at 6 Washington Street Dover, NH. Call 603-742-2002 Email questions@childrens-museum.org or visit www.childrensmuseum.org,

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Rt.3. 9-2pm. 968-7643

Just by Chance – Live Music

Factory Court, North Main Street, Rochester. 11:45am-1:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and buy or bring lunch. 330-3208

U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band

Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus

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The new Marine Exhibit at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro features this display of the uniform of Rene Gagnon of Manchester, New Hampshire who was one of the Marines to raise the flag at Iwo Jima. This and other new exhibits are part of the museum’s constant brendan smith Photo evolution in keeping the important history of World War II alive.

Wright Museum Always Changing In Telling Story of World War II At Home & Abroad by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

This Sunday, July 8th, the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro will be holding their annual Family Day. This annual event goes from 11am to 3pm and includes rides in authentic World War II vehicles, uniformed reenactors, Rosie The Riveter, a family style cook out and live music. It is also a great opportunity to tour this fascinating museum which focuses on both the War Front and the Home Front during World War II. In fact, even if you’ve been to the Wright Museum before, things are always changing inside and there is always something new to see. This 33,000 square foot World War II museum will literally take you hours to peruse as each section offers so much and new exhibits are always being developed. The largest and most popular attraction is the display of World War II vehicles, including a Sherman Tank,

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one of the most ubiquitous tanks of the war and the most popular among visitors as many can relate it to a family member who fought in one. The fifteen vehicles in the Wright Museum’s collection, with new ones added over time, are rotated every thirty to forty days to keep the display new and interesting even to the visitor who has been there before. Some of these vehicles are used during the Family Day event to give rides to the public. A new addition to the vehicle room is a 1924 Model-T snowmobile

which is claimed to be the first snowmobile model in the United States. The Wright Museum focuses on both the Home and War fronts since, as noted by museum board member, John Warner: “You can’t tell one story without the other.” The Home Front display is the only one of its kind in the United States. Within it you get a true feel of what is was like to be doing your part as a civilian for the war effort. It also just gives a great feel for life in general at the time. There is the dentist office with tools of the day See wright on 18

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Our Story The Weirs Times was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert. The newspaper, then named Calvert’s Weirs Times and Tourists’ Gazette, was published until Mr. Calvert’s death in 1902. One of the most remarkable features of the publication was a map of Lake Winnipesaukee which occupied the center spread of the paper. Readers will find the same map reprinted on the center pages of this, and every issue. The new Weirs Times was re-established in 1992 and strives to maintain the patriotic spirit of its

An Upset Veteran To The Editor: First off, I am a disabled veteran. In regards to the letter in the 6/7 issue of the Weirs Times and Cocheco Times, his first mistake as to Boston being the closest VA Hospital is wrong. There in one in Manchester, NH. There are others across the state such as Littleton Hospital in Littleton. In Vermont there is a good one in White River Junction and another health care in Brattleboro, Vt. You can call 1-866-687-8387 or 1-866-OURVETS toll free for free rides (pick up and bring back home) or cell phone 866-687-8387. So much for that issue. Any questions call my cell phone at 603-348-3691. Now for my problem with the veterans system. I do live in NH but I go to the VA in White River since 1985. In my own opinion, it is the best VA Hospital in all of New England. I have been to most of them. My only problem with the VA system is White River proved me 100% disabled since 1985 and several times since then. In 1990, I was diagnosed with M.S. and could no longer work. Lucky me? No. Manchester, NH says No! Because I live in nH, Vermont doctors cannot judge my disability. I have appealed all of Manchester’s decisions from day one. I was told to get a lawyer and none could be found. Thanks to these idiots in Manchester I lost ev-

eryhting except a 1986 Pontiac that needs repairs done. We lost our land, house and items we could not take. I was able to get a storage shed to keep some things in. I lived in a campground last month and my wife and I got soaked when it rained. My credit was ruined because I helped people who said that they would give it back. But guess what? Sorry sucker. I still help people who need it, but who will help me? No one! We are now eating canned food only. No more camping. We sleep in the car, wash up in a brook or lake. Who cares? No one! My wife is legally blind and gets no help either. The last two weeks of each month we have to stay where we are. Why? Can’t buy gas or anything else. So as you can see we could use some help to get our life back. For more information call my cell phone at 1-603-3483691 or write me, Roland Baillargeon, PO Box 70, Woodsville, NH. 03758. Thank you from one upset veteran Roland Baillargeon Woodsville, NH.

Obama’s War To the Editor: Monday the Obama administration continued its war against the American people and the rule of law. In a petulant response to the Supreme Court’s audacity for not declaring a key portion of the Arizona (SB 1070) Immigration

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Law unconstitutional, the Obama administration ordered its immigration authorities not to accept inquiries about a person’s immigration status from Arizona unless the inquiry related to a felony. In addition, attempting to intimidate Arizona law enforcement, the Obama administration set up a hotline for people to report alleged racial profiling by Arizona police asking about their immigration status. If, unknown to Arizona police, the person legitimately stopped has murdered someone in another state, the Obama administration will not take the phone call and the person will most likely be released. If unknown to the Arizona police, the person is a known terrorist on his way to California, Washington DC, New Hampshire, or someplace else, the Obama administration will not take the call and the terrorist may be set free to harm Americans. If unknown to Arizona law enforcement, the person is a rapist, child molester, robber, other violent criminal, or has killed someone drunk driving, the Obama administration will not take the call. If the person is taking a job that one of America’s 25 million un- or under-employed wants, or if the person is taking welfare, food stamps, or other social services provided to help fellow American citizens in need, the Obama administration won’t take the call. In his pursuit of Hispanic votes, President Obama doesn’t care about the will of the American people which opposes amnesty and the DREAM act, and approves of the Arizona immigration law. He doesn’t care that Congress has rejected both See mailboat on 12


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Training Hard In a few weeks the Summer O l y m pics will be held in London and I by Brendan Smith have been Weirs Times Editor getting ready. It’s not only the athletes who are competing who have to train. We here at home who plan on watching and supporting our competitors have to get ready as well. It can be a grueling process and many times during the course of getting ready you may just find yourself at your wits end, depleted, not ready to go that extra mile. You think to yourself: “I’ll never be ready to watch the Olympics� and give up; surrendering yourself to watching another marathon of “The Matrix� movies on AMC instead. I know how that is; I have been there myself. But I have also come to realize how important it is to carry on and go that extra mile and finish my training. After all, the athletes do it for us, why can’t we do it for them. The first step in my training, or any training to watch the Olympics, is to practice sitting in front of the television for hours on end. To some, this is natural and easy, but, unfortunately, these are not usually the ones who like to watch the Olympics in the first place. Such a waste of talent. I, for one, have a hard time sitting in front of the TV for more than a half-hour or so at a time, so training to watch the Olympics can be grueling. I will usually start on a Sunday morning and sit in front of the network talk shows where people from Washington discuss the week’s events. Watch-

ing a couple of hours of this gets me ready for viewing some of my least favorite Olympic events like Fencing and Handball. Training early on a Sunday morning for something I will be doing evenings can be hard. Especially the consumption of bags of Cheetos and cans of Lite Beer before lunchtime. Still, again, there are people who can do these things every day but, sadly, wasted talent again. Sitting and watching for hours is the most physical part of this training, but there is a lot of emotional training to do as well. As you know, getting ready can be more of a mental game than a physical one. I know that the networks showing the Olympics are going to do their best with the excessive amount of time they have where nothing is actually happening, to give us profiles of the athletes and their stories that will be designed to tug at our heart strings. If you aren’t prepared for this, especially you men, you may find yourself losing control and blubbering like a newborn all over your Cheetos and Lite Beer. “Billy Smith was born color blind but he never let that keep him from his dream of winning an Olympic Gold for Badminton. Overcoming his

embarrassment at showing up at the court wearing brown while his teammates wore red, many believe Billy would never make it.� Then there will be five or ten minutes of interviews of Billy’s family and friends talking about his struggles while sappy music plays over videos of Billy first showing up in brown and eventually figuring out the red uniform. Finally, you will have Billy himself, in extreme close-up tears in his eyes, telling how he is now so proud to be at the Olympics and representing the “Red, White and Green.� It will be hard to hold back the tears, but if you prepare yourself mentally, and a few hours of Hallmark Channel movies, you’ll at least be able to keep your snacks and beverages dry. There is a lot more to training, but I only have so much space to write. You can always order my video “Training To Watch The Olympics on TV In Only 30 Minutes A Day.� It is filled with lots of other great techniques that I wouldn’t tell you here anyway, then you wouldn’t buy the DVD. I hope this has been helpful. Brendan Smith welcomes your comments at brendan@weirs.com.

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What’s a handsome dog like Diver doing at New Hampshire Humane Society? Diver was acquired per the Last Will and Testament of his owner, now passed away. Sadly, the home he thought he was going to live out the rest of his days in decided he should come to NHHS instead. Diver is then, a liƩle older than the average dog, a liƩle sturdier, a liƩle more world wizened than other canines here. He is wondering what happened to his life but is making the best of the situaƟon. He hasn’t ever lived with children so we have that proviso for his ideal home, but he seems amenable around other creatures he has met at the shelter. Please come and see Diver, take him for a walk on our trail system, you will fall in love. Call 524-3252 or check www.nhhumane.org.

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Two Horses Looking For Homes at Live and Let Live Farm Koda is around 12 years old, an Appaloosa-Arabian cross with gorgeous blue eyes, +/- 14.3 hands. He is curious and friendly (and loves having his picture taken--we have a great close-up of his nose, too!), has good ground manners, and is ride-able but would do best with an experienced, confident rider. He had some riding training in the past but with harsh handling. Koda is very social and loves playing with other horses. He is looking for his forever home that can help him become the great partner he is waiting to be. When Lilly arrived at the farm January 2011, she was so dehydrated, starved and emaciated that she could barely stand up. Her mane and forelock were so full of burrs, they were just one giant mat. Her teeth were worn down from chewing on rocks to get needed minerals. We weren’t sure she was even going to make it. But now she is healthy and happy and enjoys relaxing in the sun. One of our volunteers has been working consistently with Lilly and has discovered she is a wonderful pony! She has been rid-

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striped marble Cathedral de la Major. At the Tourism Office we learned how to get to the Massif de Calanque, mountains that go straight down to the Mediterranean’s green-blue water. We were told to take the subway, rather than a bus, and then walk and hike and we would see the mountains and hike to the peaks and then down to the sea. Then the helpful public servant added “and then you will swim and then you will be tired and then you will cry that you have to hike back up to the top.” We laughed at his seriousness. We had the best hike and we did all he said except of course we didn’t cry; we couldn’t have been happier. Our next day we took the train to AIX-en-Provence, a truly lovely city with a statue or a mossy fountain at every intersection,

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Decision Time WASHINGTON -It’s been a week of big decisions in our nation’s capital. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 verdict on Obamacare was the biggest story by Oliver North for politicians, Syndicated Columnist pundits and the so-called mainstream media. That the justices reaffirmed the constitutional authority of Congress to levy taxes -- even when the tax is called a “mandate” -- should not have surprised anyone. The secondplace decision of the week was the unprecedented 255-67 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his unwillingness to respond to congressional subpoenas for information on the Obama administration’s notorious “Fast and Furious” gunrunning scheme.

Both of those decisions will provide countless hours of debate, commentary and fuel for political fundraising over the next four months. Though neither matter will be completely resolved until after Americans go to the polls Nov. 6, at least the Supreme Court and the House of Representatives have proved that they can make decisions -- and we know how they were made. Though the Supremes always debate in private, their determination is explained in depth -- and by reading their decision, we know the thinking of each member of the court. The House debate and vote on holding Holder in contempt was conducted in the open for all to see. The American people now can weigh where they stand on those decisions and decide for themselves whether they agree and, in the case of Congress, whether they want to return or replace their representatives. But we still don’t know how decisions are See north on 40

Attorney General Eric Holder’s people have no shame. After months of stonewalling, misinformation and petulant disregard by Michelle Malkin for the victims Syndicated Columnist of the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, President Obama’s Justice Department is hiding behind the most despicable race-card demagogues on the planet. “Post-racial” America never looked so bitter, clingy and cowardly. At a Tuesday press conference in Washington, D.C., human shield Al Sharpton condemned the upcoming House vote on a contempt motion against Holder as “reckless” and “morally reprehensible.” Yes, the infamous hate-crimes hoaxer, cop-basher and riot incitement specialist is now the self-appointed sheriff of Capitol Hill morality. A Huffington Post report hyping Sharpton’s protection racket decried the contempt citation as an “assault on minority rights.” In typical race-baiting style, Sharpton told the leftwing website: “I’m not saying that this is because Holder is black, and I’m not calling (Republicans) racists. I’m saying what they’re doing has a racial effect.” Of course Sharpton’s accusing Republicans of racism -- and by extension, he’s smearing every American demanding truth and justice in Obama’s bloodiest scandal. That includes the family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose December 2011 death came at the hands of a Mexican thug wielding a Fast and Furious weapon. What about the Mexican government officials

left in the dark about the deadly operation? And the hundreds of families of Mexican victims of Fast and Furious-enabled bloodshed? Yes, yes, they are all racists and minority vote suppression advocates, too. Sharpton forged ahead, comparing the effort to hold Holder accountable for his serial delays and deception to racial profiling. The race-hustling reverend invoked driving-while-black imagery in lambasting the Republican oversight staffers who have “stopped and frisked” Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, “without probable cause” to be “made an example of.” While he regurgitated DOJ talking points about Holder’s “unprecedented” level of cooperation, Sharpton neglected to mention that the agency has delivered less than 8 percent of the 80,000 documents sought by congressional investigators. He forgot to acknowledge that of the 70 DOJ officials involved in Fast and Furious, 48 have been blocked by DOJ from testifying. He failed to detail the withdrawn Feb. 4, 2011, letter to Congress falsely denying the existence of Fast and Furious, Holder’s flip-flops over what he knew and when, and Holder’s blame-shifting assertion, withdrawn last week, that falsely accused former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey of being briefed on a separate gunwalking operation. Lest we forget, the White House’s racial guardian and MSNBC host is the same bigoted clown who manufactured the Tawana Brawley fake hate crime and tried to frame police officers, railed against “Chinamen,” “Greek homos” and “n****rs,” inveighed against Jewish “diamond merchants,” and stoked black mobs at white-owned Fred-

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Syria Si, Syria No! UNITED NAT I O N S — A s

the carnage against civilians continues across Syria, there’s a compelling humanitarian by John J. Metzler case for interSyndicated Columnist national intervention to stop the violence which has killed more than 10,000 civilians. Yet, what started as a political uprising against the authoritarian rule of Bashar Assad sixteen months ago, has morphed into a complex conflict which borders on civil war but now threatens to involve regional states. Predictably with the conflict at boiling point, there are calls for foreign intervention especially as media images of civilian massacres by the regime fuel a drumbeat of righteous indignation presented alongside the usual tableaux of a “we must do something.” So is there a case for American military involvement? First, a quick overview. Syria has been ruled by the Assad Family dictatorship since the 1960’s. Under their tenure, the country became one of the former Soviet Union’s staunchest Arab allies, supported the “rejectionist front” Palestinians to oppose any peace deal with Israel, provided a home address for the Abu Nidal terrorist group, and until five years ago, occupied neighboring Lebanon. Because the Assad’s belong to the Allewite sect of Shiite Islam, the Damascus rulers have been politically close with their co-religionists in the Islamic Republic of Iran. But largely because of Syria complex religious and ethnic quilt among its 22 million people, the regime has wisely maintained a secular state. There’s a sizable and prosperous Christian minority. Moreover and ironically, Syria hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world and provides shelter for one million Iraqi refugees. As the political sandstorm of the Arab Spring started last year in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, inevitably the winds reached Damascus. When they did, and protests started, Assad cracked down the old fashioned way; arrests, in-

timidation, and shootings. As violence intensified, the “international community” expressed shock and dismay but repeated attempts to censure Syria in the UN Security Council were stopped cold by the dramatic double-vetoes of Russia and Mainland China. As this column has oft stated, despite growing international indignation over the violence in Syria, both Moscow and Beijing have provided Damascus with the diplomatic cover fire to get away with murder. What small steps the UN has achieved on the political front, such as the Kofi Annan ceasefire plan with the 300 UN observers across Syria has largely become moribund, suspending operations, as all parties to the conflict refuse to stop. As former UN Secretary General Annan stated circuitously, “It’s time for countries of influence to raise the level of pressure on the parties on the ground and persuade them to stop the killing and start the talking.” But will another international meeting, planned for this weekend, stop the clock on the ongoing violence? Not likely. So given the ongoing violence inside Syria, should the USA and its allies seek to topple the Assad dictatorship militarily either through a multinational UN operation or acting unilaterally? Given Russia’s and China’s continuing support for the Syrian regime, no remotely serious Security Council action will pass their double veto in the UN. And while a “Coalition of the Willing,” in this case the USA, Britain, France through NATO, could rerun the Libya scenario and intervene under the “Responsibility to Protect,” such would be setting a dangerous precedent. When Syrian air defenses shot down a Turkish F-4 Phantom jet, the crisis took on a dangerous new dimension. Turkey who shares a 550 mile border with Syria and who has sheltered 35,000 refugees, has played a key role in arming and supporting the Free Syrian Army. Yet, Ankara, is wary of taking military action alone. NATO has condemned the Syrian action and has expressed strong solidarity with member state Turkey.

While the pros of such an operation would likely topple Assad’s family rule and serve as a devastating setback to Iran’s regional interests, the counterpoint would be to shatter a fragile secular state, to directly confront

Russia, and to enter another Mid-Eastern political imbroglio. The Obama Administration acquiesced to the rise of a radical Islamic government in Egypt. Might we be opening another po-

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A Political Glossary Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear a lot of words -and the meaning of those words is not always clear. So it may be helpful by Thomas Sowell to have a glosSyndicated Columnist sary of political terms. One of the most versatile terms in the political vocabulary is “fairness.” It has been used over a vast range of issues, from “fair trade” laws to the Fair Labor Standards Act. And recently we have heard that the rich don’t pay their “fair share” of taxes. Some of us may want to see a definition of what is “fair.” But a concrete definition would destroy the versatility of the word, which is what makes it so useful politically. If you said, for example, that 46.7 percent of their income -- or any other number -- is the “fair share” of their income that the rich should have to pay in taxes,

then once they paid that amount, there would be no basis for politicians to come back to them for more -- and “more” is what “fair share” means in practice. Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government. “Racism” is another term we can expect to hear a lot this election year, especially if the public opinion polls are going against President Barack Obama. Former big-time TV journalist Sam Donaldson and current fledgling CNN host Don Lemon have already proclaimed racism to be the reason for criticisms of Obama, and we can expect more and more other talking heads to say the same thing as the election campaign goes on. The word “racism” is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything -- and demanding evidence makes you a “racist.” A more positive term that is likely to be heard a lot, during See Sowell on 27


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Longtime Funspot employee and American Classic Arcade President, Gary Vincent, was Master of Ceremonies for the Bob Lawton tool great delight in telling the crowd the story of how Funspot came to be 60 years ago, where it has been and 60th Anniversary Celebration. where it is heading. Sitting left in photo is Sandra Lawton, path. We made $2900 that rections for Funspot over Bob’s daughter and Assistant to the General Manager at first year.” the years in order to keep That took Bob down up with the changing times Funspot. many roads. Never afraid of change, Lawton spearheaded many different di-

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dian Village and Storybook Forest came and went as the summer tourist seasons shrunk. “First we had the Indian Trading Post in 1967 to see if there was any interest in Indian history,” said Bob. “There was and it led to Indian Village in 1971. It was a very popular attraction. John also loved it since he had a huge interest in history. It became costly

keep people away.” In the 1980s, Funspot satellites were opened in Wolfeboro (1980), Concord (1981), Dover, Amherst and South Portland, Maine (1982) and Port Richey, Florida (1983). All have been sold since with the one in Port Richey to be the last in 1988. “We had a few slow years starting in 1990 and we knew we had to come up with some new ideas,” said

needs of the new league bowlers who were coming to Funspot after lanes in Gilford closed. “We certainly had a lot going on that year,” said Bob. “We spent more money than we had anticipated.” Funspot has also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tokens to schools and organizations over the years.

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make more space available for parties.The original party room was revamped about six years ago making more room for games. Today, there are free party rooms available and hundreds of parties of all types have been held there. We encourage people to bring in their own cakes and decorations,” said Bob.

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In 1998, Funspot manager Gary Vincent, a 31-year employee of Funspot and the Master of Ceremonies for the 60th anniversary event, had suggested to Bob that they should keep all the old video games they still had and create a museum. Today, those video games of the 1980s and earlier, make up the 300 game American Classic Arcade Museum on Funspot’s third level. It is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that is visited by people from around the world and is the site of the annual International Classic Video Game Tournament. It was also the setting for the documentary movie “King of King” A Fistful of Quarters.” Vincent is president and curator of the museum. “The best thing about the Classic games is that they are all operational,” said Bob. “Not an easy task as many parts are hard to find.” He went on to recognize Randy Lawton, Bob Winterson and Gary Vincent for their expertise in keeping them in running order. Another notable event that happened in 2011 was when Funspot’s classic kiddie boat ride “Sea Skate” was featured on the History Channel’s “American Restoration.” Bob went down for the filming and appeared in the episode. The restored ride and the video of the show are on display in Funspot’s Kiddie Room. Last year, Funspot worked with the owners of The Monkey Trunks Zipline and Adventure Course to have them construct one of their popular facilities on Funspot’s grounds. It has so far served as an excellent combination as both attractions compliment each other in providing different types of family attractions within walking distance of each other. Bob also gave a special mention to his son Tim, who owns a tugboat in Louisiana. “Tim worked as manager at the Concord Funspot from 1981-1988,” said Bob. He also owned a boat on Winnipesaukee called the “H.A. Blackstone.” One

Neil Cowan from Plymouth, stopped by the celebration stopped by to remind Bob that he once beat him in one of Funspot’s Table Tennis Championships. day diving he found the davit of the Steamship Mount Washington which burned in 1939. He had found other artifacts while diving as well. He said in 1986 he thought it would be a great idea to have a museum for all of this and we registered the name of the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society and today we have a beautiful museum right next door. The davit serves as the museum’s signpost. We wish he was here today and we are all thinking of him.” Before Bob spoke, his son, David, who is marketing manager at Funspot as well as President and Managing Editor of the Weirs Publishing Company, spoke about Bob’s time as a NH State Representative where, in his first session in 1969, he introduced the bill to have “Live Free Or Die” replace “Scenic” on New Hampshire license plates. Bob was also instrumental in staving off a five percent income tax that same year. Bob served in the NH House with his mother, Doris Thompson for 12 years and, later, Dave, for four years. Dave also recounted how Bob resurrected the Weirs Times Newspaper in 1992

which today is one of the most popular newspapers in the state. Bob had a copy of the original newspaper published by Matthew Calvert from 18831902 and he was excited to publish a new one with the same masthead and center map. Ron Stevens, who was experienced in newspaper publishing, was hired and the first issues had a distribution of around 1,000. After a few months Ron left,” recalled David. “So my dad gathered us all together and we asked ‘What are we going to do?’ and he said, ‘We are going to learn to do it ourselves.’ And we did. In three weeks we were doing it all ourselves. Today the Weirs Times and Cocheco Times prints 33,000 copies a week and it is distributed statewide.” The first ten years of publication, Bob had the time consuming job of cutting and pasting each and every page of the Weirs Times before it was sent to the printer. A job that took 8-10 hours every Sunday. Today, computers have taken that job from Bob. “Bob has sort of retired,” said Vincent at the beginSee funspot on 33


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Franklin Regional Hospital Announces Local Farmer’s Market Franklin Regional Hospital is excited to once again host a weekly Summer F a rmer’s Ma r k et . J o i n local vendors on the lawn at FRH on Tuesday afternoons from 2-5:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, July 10, continuing through the summer season. Encouraging healthy lifestyles of community residents is the focus of the market and shoppers will get to enjoy locallygrown produce and other goodies in an easily accessible location. Eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources are essential to a healthy body and mind. Stop by Franklin Regional Hospital on Tuesday afternoons this summer for the freshest, most delicious local food! We are seeking additional local produce and other vendors to participate. There is no fee for vendor participation. For more information or to obtain a vendor registration form, please call Melissa Rizzo in Education at 934-2060 ext. 8369. LRGHealthcare is a notfor-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Re-

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received a Bronze Star years later. One of the biggest attractions in the Time Tunnel rooms is the price lists. Find out the yearly incomes, cost of a new house and a gallon of gas for each year. “People run back and forth between the rooms and compare the prices all the time,” said Warner. The Time Tunnel displays are still considered a work in progress as, they too, will see things rotate in and out as artifacts and other stories become available. “That is what a museum is all about,” said Warner. “You have to keep on changing things.” Another new display that was finished over the winter is the Maritime exhibit which chronicles the War at Sea. The Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines are all represented. Scratch built models by ship modeler David Warren are displayed to give the ships the appearance they are

Ron Goodgame’s tribute to his father and uncles is in the A collage in the 1940 room in the Time Tunnel. A Times Time Tunnel. Goodgame took off from an aircraft carrier Square type message board displays the news of the year. and was never heard from again. brendan smith Photos out at sea. Uniforms of the different naval groups are represented. The museum is still looking for more artifacts to fill out the Merchant Marine story. A new and most impressive display on the second floor, the “War In The Air in Europe” exhibit was begun in January of this year and completed in May. Through newly donated artifacts the display is laid out to tell the story of this important component of World War

II. Among the artifacts you’ll see in the “War In The Air in Europe” exhibit are Top secret navigation charts used by flight crews used for briefings, a Norden Bombsight, aviation timepieces, an aircraft data plate from a 1942 B-17, escape maps used by pilots, survival packs as well as equipment and accouterments used by pilots on a day to day basis. “We tried to pack as much as we could into

this space to really explain what the America air effort was in their ally with Great Britain,” said Warner. Similar to the story of Ron Goodgame’s father in the war, a display in this aviation section is dedicated to Clayton Hale, a Brewster Academy graduate who was the first Wolfeboro resident to be killed in the war. Fighting in the Pacific, his plane took off and never came back. The Art Gallery, which





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election years especially, is “compassion.” But what does it mean concretely? More often than not, in practice it means a willingness to spend the taxpayers’ money in ways that will increase the spender’s chances of getting reelected. If you are skeptical -- or, worse yet, critical -- of this practice, then you qualify for a different political label: “mean-spirited.” A related political label is “greedy.” In the political language of today, people who want to keep what they have earned are said to be “greedy,” while those who wish to take their earnings from them and give it to others (who will vote for them in return) show “compassion.” A political term that had me baffled for a long time was “the hungry.” Since we all get hungry, it was not obvious to me how you single out some particular segment of the population to refer to as “the hungry.” Eventually, over the years, it finally dawned on

me what the distinction was. People who make no provision to feed themselves, but expect others to provide food for them, are those whom politicians and the media refer to as “the hungry.” Those who meet this definition may have money for alcohol, drugs or even various electronic devices. And many of them are overweight. But, if they look to voluntary donations, or money taken from the taxpayers, to provide them with something to eat, then they are “the hungry.” I can remember a time, long ago, when I was hungry in the old-fashioned sense. I was a young fellow out of work, couldn’t find work, fell behind in my room rent -- and, when I finally found a job, I had to walk miles to get there, because I couldn’t afford both subway fare and food. But this was back in those “earlier and simpler times” we hear about. I was so naive that I thought it was up to me to go find a job, and to save some mon-

ey when I did. Even though I knew that Joe DiMaggio was making $100,000 a year -- a staggering sum in the money of that time -- it never occurred to me that it was up to him to see that I got fed. So, even though I was hungry, I never qualified for the political definition of “the hungry.” Moreover, I never thereafter spent all the money I made, whether that was a little or a lot, because being hungry back then was a lot worse than being one of “the hungry” today. As a result, I was never of any use to politicians looking for dependents who would vote for them. Nor have I ever had much use for such politicians.

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The Sound of Water

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There is no better way to get birds flocking to your yard than a good source of fresh water. A bird’s need for water in all four seasons is so strong that even species you never expected will be attracted to a strategically placed water source. Birds are very opportunistic. If a birdbath is not available, they will accept water in almost any device or indentation, even the tiniest puddles that would hardly get your shoes wet. By adding a water feature to your backyard habitat you can have a focal point of interest that benefits your feathered friends. The most natural spot for a bath is close to the ground. Water at higher levels not only appeals to some species, it reduces the bird’s exposure to cat attacks. A soaking wet bird is no match for an

aggressive feline. Locating a birdbath near trees improves security against raptors. Plus, branches are an easily reached perch from which to preen in safety. Motion on water’s surface or the noise of falling water is like a magnet to the wild birds. If you don’t have room for a recirculating waterfall, any device that moves the water or creates a sound will do the trick. Dripper, misters or small pump driven fountains that keep water moving have the added benefit of preventing mosquito eggs from hatching. You can create your own dripper by hanging an old watering can over your birdbath on a sheppard’s hook. Angle the spout so that just a small dripping action is achieved. An old bucket with a tiny hole on the bottom is an acceptable alternative. If you have a lawn irrigation system, you can connect it to a birdbath for a continuous water flow. Run a line with a spray emitter from the drip system to the place where the birdbath is located. Every time the irrigation system

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Summer Fun!

Silk Wall Hanging by Betty Lathrop

Made by Hand Here! UNDER THE SEA

The Best Summer Ever Starts Right Here!

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13th Annual Intertribal Powwow

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum 18 Highlawn Road, Warner. 10-5pm. Grand entry at noon. 456-2600

Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Rt.3. 9-2pm. 968-7643

Christmas in July with Art Anderson

League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery, 279 D.W. Highway. 11am-2pm. Come see his Christmas collection and designs in the works! 279-7920

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The History of Gunstock Recreation Area

Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, Rt. 3, Weirs Beach, Next to Funspot. 11am. Presented by Carol Anderson. Donations greatly appreciated. 366-5950

Discover New Hampshire’s Boating Heritage

NEW REDUCED PRICING Scholarships Available

JULY 12 - Free Lecture 7PM The William Plant Family with Cristina Ashjian

BOAT AUCTION- JULY 21 Now accepting Donations & Consignments, Large & Small, Boating Accessories, Lakes Memorabilia…

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Saturday Night Wild! – Live Comedy Show & Auction

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness. 6pm. Live music, hors d”oeuvres, dessert and a cash bar. $35pp. 968-7194

Leon Russell

The Flying Monkey, Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551 www. flyingmonkeynh.com Concord City Auditorium. 7pm. $18/ advanced or $20/door. 224-2328

Auction & Flea Market

Dido & Aeneas – English Baroque Opera

Melvin Village Community Church, 476 Gov. Wentworth Highway. 9amnoon. 544-3341

Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 7:30pm. 934-1901

Flea Market, Fair and Food

Weirs Methodist Church, Tower Street, Weirs Beach. 9-2pm. Ask for free parking.

Melvin Village Community Church, 476 Gov. Wentworth Highway. 9amnoon. 544-3341

Sunday 22nd Dido & Aeneas – English Baroque Opera

Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 2pm. 934-1901

Sunday 15th 13th Annual Intertribal Powwow

BOAT BUILDING - July, August

Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, Rt. 3, Weirs Beach, Next to Funspot. 11am. Presented by Michael Desplaines, Executive Director of Castle in the Clouds. Donations greatly appreciated. 366-5950

Songs of Hope – Mark Forrest

Summer Fair

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOAT MUSEUM

Restoring Castle in the Clouds Estate

Patrick’s Pub gassy area, Gilford. 8am-2pm. Rain or shine.

Children’s Museum, 6 Washington Street, Dover. 742-2002

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The Loon Center, Lee’s Mills Road, Moultonborough. 10-2pm. Rain or shine. Free admission. 476-5666

Used book Sale

Growing Gardens Family Workshop

603-524-0100

Saturday 21st 35th Annual Loon Festival

Saturday 14th

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Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum 18 Highlawn Road, Warner. 10-5pm. Grand entry at noon. 456-2600

Jewish Food Festival

Temple B’Nai Israel, 210 Court Street, Laconia. 11am-2pm. 267-1935 to place food orders in advance.

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Wednesday 18th Peter Yarrow

Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. 7pm. www.prescottpark. org 436-2848

Local Roots Food Fair

Children’s Museum, 6 Washington Street, Dover. 742-2002

Friday 20th Two for the Road – Live Music

Factory Court, North Main Street, Rochester. 11:45am-1:30pm. Bring

Tues. 24th – Sat. 28th “Leading Ladies”

The Barnstormers Theatre, 104 Main Street, Tamworth. 323-8500 for tickets and showtimes.

Wednesday 25th Sierra Hull

Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. 7pm. www.prescottpark. org 436-2848

Susie Burke

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 10am. $5. 3351992 Friday 27th

Dan Walker Duo – Live Music

Factory Court, North Main Street, Rochester. 11:45am-1:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and buy or bring lunch. 330-3208

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

Saturday 28th 2nd Annual Run/Swim Chunky

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Summer Fun!

BOAT RENTALS Largest and Newest Fleet on the Lake

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Acoustic Country Pickin Party

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Stagecoach & Tavern Day

NH Farm Museum, Rt. 125 Milton. 104pm. $7/adult, $4/children, Members free. 652-7840

39th Annual Lake Winnipesaukee Antique & Class Boat Show Meredith Town Docks. Sunday 29th

Lucinda Williams

Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. 7pm. www.prescottpark. org 436-2848

Ongoing Senior Ten Pin Bowling League

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

Free Admission to Wright Museum for all Active Military & Family

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

Village Pizza Cruise Nights

Village Pizza, Route 3A, Bristol. Friday nights from May 11th – Sept. 21st. 6-8pm. 744-6886

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

Preschool Storytime

Meredith Public Library, Main St. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am and Thursdays, 1-2pm. Ages 3-5. 2794303.

Knotty Knitters

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

Woodside Carvers Club

Boating Education Classes

Trivia Night

Daniel’s Hall, Rt 4, Nottingham. Fridays from 8pm-12am. Casual dress. BYOB, free light buffet and drink set-ups. Smoking outside on the patio. $12. 942-8525

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Reiki Classes

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

Singles Dance

reservations encouraged

Free Movie Matinee

The Wright museum, Wolfeboro. From Memorial Day to Labor Day. 5691212 Every Saturday starting May 5th in numerous locations throughout the state. $30.00 non-refundable fee per person due to the limited seating per session. www.boatingeducation. nh.gov or 267-7256

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Tilton Senior Center from 7pm-9pm every Wednesday.

22’ pontoon and 20’ Ski boats

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convention, as did several other Cabinet secretaries. White House visitor logs show more than a dozen entries for “Al Sharpton” or “Alfred Sharpton” over the past three years. President Clinton had his Sister Souljah moment: a public attempt in 1992 to distance Democrats from radical racial demagoguery. The current White House has turned that centrist maneuver on its head, and American voters of good will shouldn’t forget it. Obama’s Brother Sharpton moment, a calculated deflection from the Fast and Furious scandal, is an unrepentant bear hug of racial extremism. Shame, shame, shame. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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They didn’t enjoy the high speed descents as much as we did. I am a little jealous they stopped a lot and really discovered a lot of wonderful things we just pedaled by. Around our campground table we ate local cheeses and drank pink stuff (local rose wine) and celebrated our strong ride. Gabbi and Martin made their own loop and it included riding up the canyon. They skipped the mountain ascent since they believe riding Mont Ventoux once is enough in a lifetime! We cherished our friend’s company and are very thankful to them for allowing us to follow them on their vacation to wonderful places I didn’t even know existed. The entire

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week we rode from one amazing village and by more lovely landscapes than the previous day. Every where we went the French people were kind and happy to see us. Have Fun. Amy Patenaude is an avid skier/outdoor enthusiast from Henniker, N.H. Readers are welcome to send comments or suggestions to her at: amy@weirs.com.


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The Sweetback Sisters Coming To The Portsmouth Music Hall

The Music Loft at the Portsmout Music Hall presents “The Sweetback Sisters” on Friday, July 13th at 7pm Though there are two women in “The Sweetback Sisters,” they aren’t actually sisters, and the boys in the band just as frequently sing lead vocals. Their background as a band is as deeply rooted in jazz as it is folk and traditional country music, and they got started when Bode and Miller started singing traditional country songs together in their Brooklyn apartments. Miller had grown up singing harmonies with her mother, focusing on old country songs. Miller’s mother had been in a San Francisco band called the Any Old Time String Band, and raised Miller with a strong respect for traditional music. She grew up in Lawrence, KS, but grew up traveling from

“The Sweetback Sisters” make a harmonic appearance at the Portsmouth Music Hall’s Music Loft on Friday, July 13th at 7pm. Hong Kong to Toronto, to Chicago. Her family had a band together (mother on fiddle, father on banjo,

brother on drums, and Miller fiddlesticks; everyone sang). Bode grew up in San

Francisco, also the child of performers. Both parents were in a Moroccan band. She and her

family eventually moved to Northampton, Mass., where she continued her musical education and got involved with local theater. After meeting on tour with a choir, the two women wound up living near each other in Brooklyn, and singing together just for the fun of it. Eventually the collaboration led to gigs, the formation of a band, and a 2007 demo Bang! which garnered attention and gained the band some traction. Their first full-length, Chicken Ain’t Chicken was released in 2009 on Massachusetts-based label Signature Sounds, followed by 2011’s Looking for a Fight. Tickets to see “The Sweetback Sisters” are $26 and include one house beverage. For more information call (603) 436-2400 or visit www.themusichall. org.

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