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give tours at the MGM studios in Hollywood. In 1955 it was brought to New Hampshire by F. Gordon Miller as he opened what was then the newest White Mountain Attraction on the summit of Mt. Agassiz. In 1955, like today, it was a tractor that provided the engine to pull the cart, except then it was disguised under the cleverly

designed metal shells that looked like real train engines. As members of the Bethlehem Heritage Society are focusing on collecting historical memorabilia from Mt. Agassiz, and other properties owned by F. Gordon Miller, they are putting out the call to anyone who might have one, or know of the whereabouts of these “train enSee agassiz on 22

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life the history of many existing smaller cottages and the places where the now defunct grand hotels used to sit. The 45-minute trip was even more remarkable as we rode it, pulled by a Farmall tractor as we sat in what was the very conveyance which was once part of the “Magic Mountain Express.” Legend has it the car was once used to


The “Magic Mountain Express” makes it descent form Mt. Agassiz in Bethlehem in the 1950s. The mountain, once a popular White Mountain Attraction until 1966, is still privately owned but not catering to tourism. The Bethlehem Heritage Society has the original cart but is searching for one or both of the two engines that powered the trip up and Postcard courtesy Bethlehem heritage society down the mountain.

The Annunciation Church of Dover presents their annual Greek Heritage Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 31st and September 1st, at the Hellenic Center on Longhill Road. Come and celebrate all the food, music and magic of Greece. Volunteers have been hard at work preparing delicious Greek food and authentic pastries. The 2012 Greek Festival will also include: Kafenio (coffee house), full bar, Greek dancing, continuous music by DJ Meleti, raffles, children’s games and independent vendors. Both nights will see live music by Ellas. Come early to watch local youth demonstrate the traditional Greek line dances. Times for the Greek Festival are Friday from 4-10pm and Saturday from 11am-10pm. Admission is free and so is parking. The Hellenic Center is off Exit 9 on the Spaulding Turnpike and then to Weeks Crossing.


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“The Turn of the Screw”

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Alpenrose Plaza , Weirs Beach. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. 3667377 for showtimes and reservations

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“The Foreigner”

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

Wednesday 22nd Blues Traveler

Weirs Park Community center, 25 Lucerne Ave. 8:30am-3pm. $25pp. 524-5071

Bye Bye Birdie

Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 7:30pm. $16/ adults or $14/students. www. United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway, Molutonborough. 9:30-1pm. 476-5152

The Manhattan Transfer

Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro. 8pm. 569-7710

Martin Sexton

St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 678 Whittier Road, Tamworth. 10-4. 323-8515

Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy Workshop

Thursday 23rd Bucky Lewis – Hilarious Comedy

The Margate, Laconia. Doors open at 7:15 and the show starts at 8pm. $15 at the door. 524-5210

Bye Bye Birdie

Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 7:30pm. $16/ adults or $14/students. www.

Exotic Weeds and Other Invasives Seminar

Meredith Community Center, Rt. 3, Meredith. 6pm. Free for anyone interested in protecting our water bodies. 279-4494

The Chroma Concept

Rummage Sale

Book Sale

Meredith Public Library, Main Street, Meredith. 9am-4:30pm. 279-4303

Wolfeboro Public Library. 7pm. Free and open to all. 569-2428 to preregister.

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $10pp.

Saturday 25th Meredith Altrusa Concert & BBQ



Hesky Park, Meredith. Bring nonperishable food items and cash donations.

Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Main Street Meredith and Mills Falls. 9am-5pm. Live music and food too.

4th Annual Flying Show Highlights RC Aircraft

NH Flying Tigers Air Field, B Street, Derry. 10-4pm. The public is not only invited to watch the RC Pilots fly their airplanes but also to try their own hand at flying a radio control plane. 437-2847

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Festival

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Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 7:30pm. $16/ adults or $14/students. www.

Annual Lobster & Chicken Supper

Kelley Park in Bristol. 5-6:30pm. $13/ chicken, $17/lobster or $19/combo. 744-2713

Rummage Sale

Rummage & Boutique Sale

The Flying Monkey, Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551 www. Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth. 7pm. www.prescottpark. org 436-2848

Bye Bye Birdie

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St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 678 Whittier Road, Tamworth. 9-1pm. 323-8515

Roast Beef Supper

Trinity Episcopal Church, Rt. 25, Meredith. 5-7pm. $10pp or $25 per family. 279-6689

Open House for Franklin Opera House’s Music Academy

Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 9am-noon. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with Music Academy Director, Jane Cormier. 781-5695

Tilton Masons Breakfast and Bake Sale

Masonic Building, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. 7-9:30am. $6pp. 5248268

Rummage & Boutique Sale

United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway, Molutonborough. 9:30-1pm. 476-5152

Making of the 2012 Annual Ornament

League of NH Craftsmen, 279 D.W. Highway, Meredith. 11am-2pm. With master glass craftsman, Aaron Slater. 279-7920

The Mystery Ride

Starts and finishes at the NH American Legion, 164 Wolfeboro Highway. Registration starts at 10am with the ride starting at 11am. Participants will follow a clue map around Lake Winnipesaukee to collect clues and solve the mystery. $15 per vehicle, $5 per passenger. To benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation for research.

AYCE Spaghetti Dinner

American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland. 5-7pm. 536-2224

Book Sale

Meredith Public Library, Main Street, Meredith. 9am-1pm. 279-4303

The Great Steak Cook Out

Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, 400 West Main Street, Tilton. Fresh cut rib-eye steaks grilled to order and AYCE sides! $10pp or $30 per family. 286-4443

Harvey Robbins “Vegas Superstars”

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

Sunday 26th Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Main Street Meredith and Mills Falls. 9am-5pm. Live music and food too.

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NH Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibit at Red Gate Farm The Gallery at Red Gate Farm will be presenting a show of new work by members of the New Hampshire Women’s Caucus for Art opening August 31 and running through September 30. The show, “Reinventing the Farm” features work by 17 artists. Each piece plays homage to the idea or theme of farming in the local communities of Northern New England. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Friday evening, August 31st from 6-9 to which the public is invited. Come out and support these talented women while enjoying music, food and drink in our 1810 dairy barn. The Gallery. located at 188 Highland Street in Plymouth, is the perfect venue for showing off such “farmy” work. WCA is a national organization for artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals, which creates community through art, education, and social activism. The New Hampshire chapter promotes advancement of women in the visual arts through professional networking, educational programs, and exhibition opportunities. To learn more about WCA/NH visit Hours are Tues – Saturday 10-5, Sun and Mon 12-4. For more information about Red Gate Farm you can visit our website at or by calling (603) 536-4404.

Bristol Old Home Day Saturday, August 25th, the town of Bristol will be having their Old Home Day all day long at Kelley Park. There will be a 5K Road Race at 9:30am, a horseshoe tournament and softball tournament. All day events include: Crafters and vendors, a giant obtstacle course, music, pony rides, face painting, wagon rides, petting zoo and more. The Crunchy Western Boys will play from 6:30 till 8pm. There will be a Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7pm at $10 for adults and $5 ages 5-12. At 8:15pm there will be a movie in the park and fireworks after. For more information call 744-3354 or 744-2713.

Meredith Library August Book Sale The Friends of the Meredith Library are hosting their August book sale in conjunction with the Meredith Fine Arts and Crafts Fair weekend again this year. Thanks to generous donations, a record number of paperback and hardcover books as well as recorded books, cassettes, DVDs, CDs and children’s games have been collected and will be available for purchase Friday, August 24 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday, August 25 from 9am to 1pm, at the library located at 91 Main Street, Meredith. A special members- only preview sale will be held on Thursday August 23 between 4 and 7 PM. If you join the Friends of the Library on the days of the sale, you may take advantage of the preview, plus you will receive a canvas tote bag that you may fill for free. Book dealers may use scanners on Saturday only.

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Today, July 30, 2012, marks a very significant day in my return to a somewhat normal life. Late this morning my custom made prosthesis arrived here at the Genesis Rehab Center in the city of Keene, the city in which Malzy’s made his home. I have been in rehab here since leaving the Catholic Medical Center. I’ve been in grueling rehab both at the Catholic Medical Center and here at Genesis. Based on what I’ve learned here, I sure hope, in the future, to avoid any type of nursing home environment. The fact that I’ve not gone mad is a tribute to my personal resolve, if I do say so myself. Late this morning I donned my new left leg for the first time. I found myself surprisingly well adapted to it, which is, I suppose, a tribute to the rehab work I’ve undergone for more than two months and a tribute to the husband and wife team who made my new leg here in Keene. I’ve been apprehensive about how adaptive I’ll be to walking on a prosthesis, since my balance has been impaired following my stroke in 2006. But this morning I stood hands free of any stabilizing assistance without toppling over! Today was the first step in the fitting of my new prosthesis, the goal of which is comfortable and irritation free wearing of the prosthesis.

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My amputation was performed by Dr. Patricia Furey, a surgeon with the Surgical Care Group, which practices at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. I entered the Catholic Medical Center after a very brief stay at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Many doctors, nurses and aides have examined Dr. Furey’s handiwork during the two + months since my amputation. I’ve heard nothing but praise for her surgical skill. This praise comes from those with trained

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unaccountable bureaucrats decide how much or how little Medicare will pay doctors and which services Medicare will or will not allow doctors to provide for their patients. These are price controls which encourage more consumption and force doctors to charge their non-Medicare patients more. The results are higher costs for Medicare. This path will lead to many doctors refusing to see Medicare patients resulting in waiting lists and denied care for seniors. As a result, President Obama’s plan will further hasten the end of Medicare. On the contrary, Paul Ryan’s plan saves Medicare for current seniors and strengthens it for future generations. All seniors 55 and older would keep their current Medicare coverage without any changes. Current taxpayers and future generations are offered that same plan that members of Congress enjoy. Rather than putting the government in charge, the Ryan plan provides financial support to seniors to allow them the option to choose Medicare or private insurance companies. This will create competition between Medicare and pri-

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I was recently asked what the fuss was about in regard to the Mona Lisa. Since the question was probably not about my opinion, I thought I would discuss the painting; if not the woman. The most interesting thing about Mona Lisa is her expression. Or should I say her enigmatic smile? Her smile is a mystery. She might not be smiling at all. She has an expression that is hard to discern. Take a look and ask yourself, your friends or your family. You won’t get a consensus! That is part of the allure of this painting. In our tradition of putting things in tidy categories, her emotional state is baffling. I kind of like not knowing what she was thinking. A little mystery never hurt a woman, don’t you think? Mona Lisa is an old lady. Her image is so old that it is in the public domain. Consequently, Mona Lisa has been reworked by such greats as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali (complete with his eyes and moustache), and by Marcel Duchamp (one of my favorites). Duchamp’s image of Mona Lisa is a “readymade” or repurposed by Duchamp. You may like this sort of recycling or not, but his rendition has some letters on it that stand for something kind of naughty. I won’t make it that easy. You can find out for yourself what he said in French. Mona Lisa has been used in advertising to sell spaghetti sauce. I always liked when they use fine art to sell stuff but Mona Lisa seems to gain a lot of weight when she eats spaghetti. More intriguing to me are ads for hairspray in the geometric style of Mondrian or estate jewelry displayed on very old portraits. I never loved the fat Mona


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Bitter Harvest WASHINGTON In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghaniby Oliver North stan by 2014. Syndicated Columnist Since then, he has proudly emphasized that “We are on a course to end this war responsibly.” Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words. Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called “green on blue attacks” -- where Afghan soldiers or police have assaulted their U.S. and NATO counterparts. Thus far this year, 37 coalition troops and civilians have been killed in 29 incidents of what the Pentagon now calls “insider attacks.” According to

figures released by the NATO command in Kabul, there were 11 such events in all last year, resulting in 20 deaths. Until now, the Pentagon and NATO command in Kabul have maintained that these “sporadic incidents” were usually the consequence of “personal grievances” and “related to people getting into arguments.” In March, after an insider attack that killed two British commandos, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the assaults by individuals wearing Afghan police or military uniforms weren’t part of “any kind of broad pattern of activity.” That perception has been altered by events on the ground in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, following two attacks perpetrated by Afghan nationals that resulted in six Marines killed and two wounded, U.S. Gen. James Amos, Marine Corps commandant, took the unusual step of issuing guidance to all U.S. Marine leaders. Amos, it should be recalled by my media colleagues, co-authored the “CounterinsurSee north on 40

Hey, rem e m b e r when Nancy Pelosi and a gaggle of Democratic women vowed to eradicate Washington’s culture by Michelle Malkin o f c o r r u p Syndicated Columnist tion? Teehee. Instead of breaking up the Good Ol’ Boys Club, Capitol Hill’s leading liberal ladies have established their very own taxpayer-funded Sisterhood of the Plundering Hacks. This week, the names of two of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s gal pals surfaced in a mortifying, Animal House-style scandal. If the allegations of whistleblowers pan out, DHS may soon be known as DSH: The Department of Sexual Harassment. According to’s Judson Berger, DHS chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Suzanne Barr put herself on voluntary leave after details of her lewd behavior were disclosed as part of an ongoing discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. In “newly emerging affidavits,” Berger reported, “one of the employees claimed that in October 2009, while in a discussion about Halloween plans, the individual witnessed Barr turn to a senior ICE employee and say: ‘You a sexy (expletive deleted).’” Striking a blow for equal opportunity pervs everywhere, Barr “then looked at his crotch and asked, ‘How long is it anyway?’ according to the affidavit.”

Barr is accused of numerous other acts intended to “humiliate and intimidate male employees.” Yet another account from the lawsuit detailed Barr’s vulgar text messages to a colleague while on a boozy trip to Colombia. On the same junket, Barr allegedly offered to perform oral sex on another DHS employee. Barr, a lawyer who previously served as Napolitano’s director of legislative affairs when the DHS secretary was governor of Arizona, had no law enforcement experience before ascending the federal ranks. A few months after Barr followed Napolitano to DHS in 2009, another crony tagged along. Dora Schriro, who served as director of Arizona’s Department of Corrections under thenGov. Napolitano, was appointed by her BFF to head the Detention and Removal Operations office despite zero experience in that critical homeland security policy area. The suit claims that Schriro had a “longstanding relationship with (Napolitano)” that resulted in preferential treatment. A few plum posts here, a few plum posts there. Pretty soon, the sleaze piles up. But DHS has nothing on the public relations slush fund created by Obamacare -- and forked over to Obama on-air surrogate Kiki McLean. The longtime Democratic operative and selfdescribed “true D.C. insider” heads up the global public affairs division at Porter Novelli, which secured a $20 million contract to peddle Obamacare to the public. The firm claims it struck gold after a “competitive bidding process.” But members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have called

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French Still Passionate for American Entertainment PARIS—One of the more common misperceptions in transatlantic relations is the near instinctive knee-jerk comby John J. Metzler ment that “the Syndicated Columnist French don’t like Americans.” That is unless you overlook much of the music on French radio which is American, a considerable segment of prime time TV are American programs, and a majority of the box office movie hits are produced in Hollywood ranging from Batman to Lorax. Many French have long decried the Americanization of France and ever potent challenge the English language poses to the language of Moliere. Franglais, the mix of English words with French, has been a bane of the self-appointed literary guardians for generations, but when it comes to pure entertainment, Hollywood holds its ground. Stroll past any of the cinemas on the Champs-Elysses, Montparnase, or any of the grand boulevards and it becomes stunningly obvious that “The Dark Night Rises,” over the City of Light. Take a look at the train station platforms and see advertisements for the new Schwarzenegger/Stallone thriller The Expendables 2. For example, during the last week of July, of the top ten box office hits across France, fully six of them were American movies. “The Dark Knight Rises” surged ahead of the list followed by Ice Age 4, The Amazing Spider Man, and Lorax. A few French- produced comedies followed, and then there’s Madagascar 3 and Trespass. Opening this week are Abraham Lincoln; Vampire Hunter, Lady Vegas (Lay the Favorite), and Step Up 4 (Sexy Dance: Miami Heat). Taking a wider view of box office hits over the past year, we find a strong Hollywood presence too although some top attractions such as the French made comedy the Intouchables leads the list. The still heavily state subsided French film industry without question turns out some impres-

sive films. The Artist, the nostalgic silent black and white film after all won five Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actor and Best Director. Indeed the French are a cinema oriented people with high rates of movie attendance. According to France’s National Cinema Centre, 2011 was “the best performance for local pictures since 1984…The market share for French films increased to 41.6% in 2011, against 35.7% in 2010.” Interestingly “The market share for American pictures fell, to 46%, against 47.6% in 2010.” And TV stations too reflect the very strong appeal of American dubbed programming from reruns of House and the newly popular Bones and Body of Proof. Just about every police and NCIS type show so familiar to American audiences are popular too. Though the French traditionally loved the Policier (detective) stories, now everything seems to be set in Miami, Malibu or Manhattan. Coming to think of it, that’s where large numbers of French tourists go too. And across the wide spectrum of French radio stations there’s a constant beat of American music from nostalgia to jazz to hip hop. Add French Rap and you see there’s also a strong copycat effect. The philosophers and the political doyens of the Rive Gauche will drone on about the French language and culture being under assault by the Americans: in one way it certainly is. Nonetheless, let’s not forget that in a free society selections, be they at the box office or the channel changer, cannot be pre-programmed but are reflected by personal choice. In the midst of a melancholy summer buffeted by both a stagnant economy and the uncertainty of the new Socialist administration’s direction, there’s always the escapist element offered by the cinema. It’s not the first time that Hollywood offers such a choice. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues.

The Paul Ryan Choice Governor Mitt Romney’s choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is one of those decisions that seem obby Thomas Sowell vious -- if not Syndicated Columnist inevitable -in retrospect, even though it was by no means obvious to most of us beforehand. Anyone who wants to get a quick sense of who Paul Ryan is should watch a short video of a February 2010 meeting in which Congressman Ryan politely, but devastatingly, “schools” Barack Obama on the utter fraudulence of the statistics that the Obama administration was using to claim that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit. That video is available on the Drudge Report. As a long-time member, and now chairman, of the Budget Committee in the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan is thoroughly familiar with both the facts and the fictions in the federal government’s budget. In recent years, the fictions have grown much bigger than the facts. But, as Congressman Ryan reminded the president, hiding spending is not the same as reducing spending. If this year’s election is going to

be decided on the basis of hard facts, the Obama administration is doomed. But the Obama campaign is well aware of that, which is why we are hearing so many distracting innuendoes and outright lies about such peripheral issues as what Mitt Romney is supposed to have done while running Bain Capital -- or even what is supposed to have happened at Bain Capital, years after Mitt Romney was long gone. The Obama campaign’s big smear, about how Romney is supposed to have caused a woman to die of cancer, has been exposed as a lie by CNN, hardly a Republican network. What smears like this show is that the Obama administration cannot run on its track record, so it has to run on distractions from the country’s real problems. When Senator Harry Reid claims that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid his income taxes, and demands that Governor Romney disprove this unsubstantiated allegation, that raises an obvious question as to why the Internal Revenue Service has not prosecuted Romney, instead of leaving that to a partisan politician in an election year. What makes this a farce is that Senator Reid himself has not released his own income tax records, while claiming that Romney’s release of only two years of See Sowell on 28


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New Hampshire Boat Museum Announces Alton Bay Boat Show Winners WOLFEBORO- The New Hampshire Boat Museum held the 36th Annual Alton Bay Boat Show on Saturday, August 11 at the Alton Bay Public Docks on Lake Winnipesaukee. 25 vintage wooden boats were at the docks for the public to view. This is an informal, non-judged show, but attendees are allowed to vote for their favorite boats. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning boats are: â&#x20AC;˘First Place - Regina, a 1913 Goodhue Hawkins Laker owned by Howard Newton. â&#x20AC;˘Second Place - All Aboard, a 1927 Hacker Triple Cockpit owned by Charlie Train. â&#x20AC;˘Third Place - Curtis Wilgold, a 1923 Gold Cup racing boat owned by Mark Mason. The New Hampshire Boat Museum gratefully acknowledges this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boat Show sponsors: Alton Motorsports, Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marine Service, Gary Bahre and family, Bayside Inn, Gilford Home Center, Gillan Marine, Sandy Point Beach Resort, Sandy



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High School Students Spend The Summer Helping Save Lakes For the fourth summer in a row, while most students and teachers enjoyed the summer off, a group of high school students and a Laconia teacher spent their summer working in the New Hampshire Lakes Associations’ (NH LAKES) Summer Youth Employment Program for Lake Protection (SYEP), saving area lakes like Lake Opechee, Lake Winnisquam, and Lake Winnipesaukee from polluted runoff water and unwanted aquatic plants. In partnership with the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association and with support from the Dockham Shores Estates property owners association, the crew retrofitted the Dockham Shores Es-

Laconia High School Students participating in NH LAKES Summer Youth Employment Program for Lake Protection (From left to right: Shelby Robertson, Danielle Daub, Justin Barberian, Robert DeMuele, Marissa Wiltshire, and Janessa Mingo.)

tates beach in Gilford with several low-cost and easy to install lake-friendly landscaping techniques— these drainage improvement projects are already reducing the amount of runoff water that flows off of property and into Lake Winnipesaukee. Not only does the project help save the lake from pollution, it also beautifies the property and serves as a demonstration site where other property owners can learn how to construct similar drainage improvement projects on their own property. “The students worked incredibly hard through heat and humidity constructing rain gardens, infiltration trenches, See lakes on 15

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and vegetated buffers at Dockham Shores,” explains Robie Parsons, NH LAKES Program Coordinator. “While the digging was not always easy, they persevered. Community members thanked the crew for their hard work as they visited the beach or strolled by on their morning walk—some even pitched in. We thank Dick Vaillancourt and Jim Smith from Dockham Shores Estates for their help—a couple of extra hands go a long way.” The students also spent time this summer working as Lake Hosts saving area lakes from the spread of invasive exotic aquatic plants. The students greeted boaters at public boat launches on Lake Opechee and Lake Winnisquam and offered to conduct courtesy boat and trailer inspections to remove hitchhiking plant fragments. Through the Summer Youth Employment Program for Lake Protection, NH LAKES has provided academically at-risk or financially disadvantaged high school youth with part-time jobs—for some students, their first job ever. Students work as NH LAKES Lake Conser-


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by Mike Moffett Contributing Writer

On the Penn State Scandal I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dismal topic. But the more I think about the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent sanctions against Penn State football, the more agitated I become. A $60 million fine. A four-year postseason ban and reduction in scholarships. Erasing all the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victories from 1998 through 2011 from the record books. Ouch, ouch and OUCH! Of course there HAD to be consequences for the reprehensible actions of the pedophile assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. And there were. Sandusky is in prison for life. Legendary Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno was disgraced for covering up Sanduskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crimes -- his statue yanked down from in front of Beaver Stadium. Paternoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually been dead since January 22. And school administrators who failed to properly investigate Sandusky were fired long ago. So with the guilty dead, imprisoned or fired, the NCAA comes out and punishes all the innocent members of the Nittany Lion community, who were ALREADY suffering grievously from the scandal and its aftermath. The players didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t molest anyone or cover anything up. Neither did Penn State employees, cheerleaders, or members of any other Nittany Lion team, all of whom are seriously impacted by the sanctions on football, the revenues from which support all athletics and the univer-

sity itself. The alumni didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t molest anyone. Neither did the other brokenhearted Penn State fans from around the country. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ALL paying for Sanduskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crimes. Perhaps the NCAA wanted to make a dramatic example of Penn State as a warning to other universities to keep tabs on their people. But the Draconian penalties will more likely cause other school officials to over-react whenever they see any hint of impropriety. More innocent people will be hassled and unnecessarily punished. Aside from egregious conduct in lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;affaire Sandusky, Paterno and Penn State had deservedly acquired solid reputations for integrity and for doing things the right way, sports-wise. A year ago this university would have been the LAST major college that anyone could imagine getting such sanctions. Now cheating institutions like University of Miami play on, while an otherwise clean Penn State program is devastated. Nice job, NCAA. Nice job. Olympics Alert Weirs Times readers will recall my 2008 feature on sports in England, and how a lot of Brits were just not excited about hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics. The United Kingdom was a fading power on the international scene AND the sports scene. One English sports person â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Simon Chadwick â&#x20AC;&#x201C; had been in touch with me after heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard me interviewed on the BBC on NH Primary Day that Jan. 8. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d spoken of my support for Mitt Romney â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d managed the enormously successful Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Chadwick was a Professor of Sport Business, Strategy, and Marketing at the Coventry University Business

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eyes, the nurses of the Catholic Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit and the nurses of the Genesis Rehabilitation center in Keene, New Hampshire. Loyal readers may recall that it was Dr. Furey who cleared my left carotid artery of the corruption that had that vital artery nearly clogged. The General Practitioner who I have seen for many years following the death of Dr. Donald C. Walsh, has resigned his employment at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro and so when I was hospitalized with an infection in the heel of my left foot, I turned to Dr. Furey as my primary care physician beginning with my brief stay at Huggins. She immediately had me moved to the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, a fact that may have saved my life. The final stages of planning for my return to independent living at my beloved home in Wolfeboro were planned for in a meeting of department heads at the Genesis Rehab Center here in Keene. Malzy attended that meeting and in fact held some feet to the fire for some inappropriate threatening remarks that had been made, relative to my return to my home. It was no coincidence I am sure that the person who had made the inap-

propriate remarks that Malzy took exception to was conspicuous by her absence from the meeting. I guess she didn’t want to “stick her head in the tiger’s mouth,” as it were! Malzy has certainly made me proud for his outstanding advocacy on my behalf. The crafter of the inappropriate remarks did leave word of her apologies for Malzy and I. Time has passed and Thursday August 9th, I had an appointment to see Dr. Furey at her satellite office in Wolfeboro. Transportation became a problem in the way that many things can become a problem here at Genesis rehab. The Catholic Medical Center had, when arranging my transportation to Keene, recognized the medical necessity of not transporting me in a wheelchair van, but rather had arranged for a conventional ambulance. Genesis would not accommodate that necessity and so it became left to me to find a friend who would give me a ride from Keene to Wolfeboro and back to Keene so that I might avoid sitting for hours on end in an uncomfortable wheelchair! I’m blessed with at least one friend who would do that for me and so Scott Pulsifer drove from Campton to Keene to Wolfeboro to Keene See rambling on 19


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work out and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get back to writing. My email is up and running and all the kind emails from readers have meant a good deal to me. Until I return home emails will be the only sure way of communicating with me. My email address remains, . My thanks to everyone for my support.

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and back to his home in Campton! Because I have a long and steep ramp at home, during my appointment, Dr. Furey became pessimistic about my ability to get in and out of my home without major and expensive changes being made to the ramp. My ever patient friend Scott, drove me to my house after my appointment with Dr. Furey so I could give the ramp a try. Try it I did, and surprise-surprise, I went into my house under my own steam, walking up and back down the

ramp on my prosthesis! Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still going to be a challenge, but at least I know I can get in and out. Scott caught a photo so you may see the ramp and the guy who conquered it (me)! Exactly when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll return to my home in Wolfeboro is yet to be determined. It will be impossible to return to writing a Rambling Through History on a regular basis from my room here at Genesis. (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve written this article from the edge of my bed and it has taken me forever to write it.) But slowly, I expect that things will









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Newmarket Historical Society Offers Special Soiree Evening The Newmarket Historical Society will meet at 7pm on Monday, August 27 at the Stone Church in Newmarket for the third in its series of special 2012 programs, a “French Canadian Soiree.” After a short business meeting those attending will be encouraged to speak in the local French patois, enjoy sampling traditional foods such as cretons and ragout, and musical entertainment by “A Feast of Friends”. The evening will also be filmed by the local cable station, ensuring an archive honoring Newmarket’s French Canadian heritage. Stories, laughter and music will abound. A cash bar will be available. An RSVP of those attending be made to 659-5713 or via email to The Newmarket Historical society meets the fourth Monday of every month, March through October at 7:00pm, usually at the Stone School Museum. Guests are always welcome and programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to sign up for email meeting reminders, please visit

A Visit with Rachel Revere Hear a remarkable story of tea, trouble and Revolution from the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. Living history presenter Joan Gatturna tells this tale, taking the part of Rachel Revere, at the Gilmanton Historical Society on Tuesday, August 28 at the Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works. Refreshments and social hour begin at 7pm; the program begins promptly at 7:30. The Society’s Museum is also open at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received. The Society’s summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September. In the final program of the 2012 summer series, on September 25th, we will learn about Gilmanton in the Civil War. The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on the history of the Town. They are available at all Society programs, at the Town Clerk’s Office, and at the Brick House in Gilmanton Corners. The Society’s Museum, formerly in the Academy, is now at Old Town Hall in the space formerly occupied by the Police Department. It is open Saturdays from 10 am until noon, and at 7 pm before each of the summer programs.

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F. Gordon Miller also had trained bears as one of his Mt. Agassiz attractions. Postcard courtesy Bethlehem heritage society

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gines.” Phillip Bell of the Bethlehem Heritage Society, found the cart about twelve years ago. “Someone else had found it in a junkyard in Franconia,” said Bell. “We would love to find the trains

themselves. We believe there were two of them that ran from the opening of Miller’s Mt. Agassiz attraction in 1955 until about 1966 when it ended. We hope by getting the word out that someone might be able to lead us See agassiz on 23


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An early postcard of the Summit house of Mt. Agassiz. Postcards courtesy Bethlehem heritage society

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to them or at least let us know what happened to them. It would be nice to put them back into use.” Mt. Agassiz was called Peaked Hill until 1865 when Professor Louis Agassiz, at the age of 70, came to Bethlehem in 1865 to prove that the glacier of fifty million years ago did come through Bethlehem. He found the proof he needed on the far lower south side of the mountain. A few years later the town renamed Peaked Hill, Mt. Agassiz in his honor. “Mt. Agassiz has one of the best views in the north,” said Heritage Society member Dick Robie, “Of course Mount Washington is higher but you

never know when you will be in the clouds. Agasszi is always a more consistent view.” The view was Mt. Agassiz’s most prominent feature and also sparked interest in it as a tourist destination. In 1875, Charles Young and Milo J.Corliss bought Mt. Agassiz and built a carriage road to the top. It was opened it 1880 as well as a house with an observation tower on the roof at the summit. Tourists flocked to get a 365-degree viewing of the White Mountains. A tornado in 1884 knocked down the observatory and Corliss did not hesitate in building a new one the next season.

In 1901, Mt. Agassiz was now owned by Mr. O. Doloff of Lincoln, NH, who took it upon himself to make extensive improvements. Included in the renovations was a renovation to the carriage road. It took over one thousand pounds of dynamite. The road was now much safer to drive and improved its popularity. (It wasn’t until 1910 that the first automobile made the trip.) In 1904, Doloff took down the wooden observation tower and erected a 20’x20’ steel tower that was 33 feet high. (In 1911 the tower is hit by lighting three times See agassiz on 26

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during the same storm.) Mt. Agassiz was also put into operation as a fire tower in 1910. It wasn’t until 1929 that the road to the summit of Mt. Agassiz was considered truly complete and officially opened to all automobile traffic. F. Gordon Miller was Sponsored by the last person to operate Agassiz commercially, On May 29th, 1955, it was noted “the opening ceremony marks the return of public notice of once –famous Mount Agassiz.” Visitors were transported 3-7 p.m. • Thursdays to the top of the 2378 foot mountain by the aforethru Sept. 27th mentioned “Magic MounMunicipal Parking Lot Downtown Laconia  tain Express.” Noted in Vegetables • Bread • Local Meat • Eggs a news story of the day: Raw Milk • Flowers • Wine • Wool • Coffee Embroidery • Crafts • Soaps • Jewelry • “This especially designed Treats • Plants • Herbs • Live Entertainment trackless train is engineered to climb the maximum grade of 22% with perfect safety.,,,the new fieldstone and stainless steel observatory at the top

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Monday 27th New Market Historical Society Meeting and Soiree

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Tuesday 28th The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit With Rachel Revere Gilmanton Historical Society, Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works. 7pm. Hear a remarkable story of tea, trouble and Revolution from a woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. Living history presenter Joan Gatturna tells this tale, taking the part of Rachel Revere. 435-8814

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Thursday 30th Bucky Lewis – Hilarious Comedy

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Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. 535-ARTS

Gala Benefit Dinner and Auction

Wolfeboro Friends of Music at the Bald Peak Country Club, Wolfeboro. $85pp which includes a $40 tax deductible donation. 569-2151

Marshall Tucker Band

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

Saturday 15


Separated/Divorced Support Group Meeting

St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall, Main Street, Belmont. 6pm. All welcome. 267-8174

Steve Vai

The Capitol Center for the Arts,

Justin Mckinney

Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8:30pm. 535-ARTS

Friday 21st

John Hiatt & the Combo

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

Steve Earle

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

WOW Fest 2012

Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, 827 North Main Street, Laconia. Fun filled event for the whole family featuring two bicycle challenges, 5k and 10k road races, fun walk, BBQ lunch, live music and kids activities. 630-4468

NH Fish & Lobster Festival

Prescott Park, Downtown Portsmouth. Noon-4pm. See, hear, taste and discover the unique roll the fishing industry plays in our diverse local food system, local culture and local economy. Free admission, tastings are pay as you go. 436-2848

Saturday 29th Fabulous Fifties – A Musical Tribute

Bektash Shrine Center, 189 Pembroke Rd., Concord. 6pm cocktail hour, music starts at 7pm. Tickets $45/advance or $50/door. To benefit CATCH Neighborhood Housing. 3696555.

Festival of Earthly Delights

Beef, Chicken, Seafood, Pasta Smoked Ribs, Lighter Fare Sandwiches, Daily Specials

Free Movie Matinee

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

Senior Ten Pin Bowling League

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

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

Tuesday Evenings



Team Family Night Music Trivia Games & Prizes / Double Points Trivia

Live Music

Reiki Classes

Every Thursday thru Saturday Evenings at 8pm • 293-0841 A Landmark for Great Food, Fun and Entertainment

Free Admission to Wright Museum for all Active Military & Family The Wright museum, Wolfeboro. From Memorial Day to Labor Day. 569-1212

Boating Classes

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. or 267-7256

Singles Dance

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.

2 Pleasant Street, Meredith, NH Lunch ~ Dinner Weekend Breakfast

Salad Bar w/over 30 Items

Casual, Homey Atmosphere Porch Seating Available

Asian Fusion Cuisine Where Healthy Meets Delicious!


Breakfast on Sat/Sun includes omelets, benedicts homemade hash, pancakes and more 41 Park St, Northfield Exit 19N - Exit 20S off I93

Tilton Senior Center from 7pm9pm every Wednesday.


Soups • Salads • Beer & Wine Sandwiches • Daily Specials Outdoor Seating & Beautiful Views

Mulligan’s Restaurant

Acoustic Country Pickin Party

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

Open for Lunch & Dinner 7 Days-A-Week from 11am


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Village Pizza Cruise Nights

Saturday 22nd

Carolina Chocolate Drops

North Haverhill Fairground, North Haverhill. Great food, craft brews and wine. $15 food, $20 food and drink. 989-5500

Come relax with us in the lounge for our

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Yard Sales INDOOR YARD AND BAKE SALE St. Josephs Church, Belmont. Fri. 8/24 4-7pm and Sat. 8/25 8-1pm

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Looking for a person to store my boat in the winter and valet launch in the summer on Lake Winni. Meredith. 22 ft on trailer Call Mark 617480-8057

Dry Firewood 16” or 20” All hardwood cut and split. $285 per cord. Kiln dried hardwood 12”, 16” or 20” cut and split $310 per cord. Free bag of kindling & delivery. Early Bird Farm 435-9385



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MINI EXCAVATOR Kubota mini excavator for rent. KX161 or KX057 12,000 pound machine. Rubber tracks & air conditioning. Hydraulic thumb and push blade. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month. SKID STEER Caterpillar 277B skid steer for rent with bucket and/or forks. Rubber tracks. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month. MAN LIFT Terex TB50 man lift for rent. 50 foot maximum platform height and 500 lbs. maximum platform capacity. Four wheel drive with articulating jib. Rent by the day, week or month. $300.00 a day, $1,000.00 a week or $2,500.00 a month. CAT 312 FOR RENT Cat 312 excavator for rent. 28,000 pound machine. 28” tracks & air conditioning. Hydraulic thumb. Rent by the day, week or month. $500.00 a day, $1,600.00 a week or $4,000.00 a month.

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CLARINET/FLUTE/ VIOLIN/ TRUMPET/Trombone/ Amplifier/ Fender Guitar, $69 each. Cello/Upright Bass/Saxophone/ French Horn/Drums, $185 ea. Tuba/ Baritone Horn/Hammond Organ, Others 4 sale.1-516377-7907

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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, August 23, 2012 bird from 30

97 Daniel Webster Hwy Meredith, NH

MOULTONBOROUGH Beautiful Lake Winni year-round 3Bd/2-3/4Ba home, 150’ of WF, sandy beach, large dock, large 2-car garage, bunkroom above, Krainwood location, close to all amenities, yet private.

1921 Parade Rd. Laconia, NH

$744,000 (4136568) Call 253-9360

603-279-7046 603-528-0088


LACONIA: The Lake Winnipesaukee Motel on heavily travelled Rte. 3 in

A LTON: The William Tell Restaurant Weirs Beach has 15 rental units, a

has been a Lakes Region landmark for 30+ years. Located on high traffic Rte. 11 East in Alton with 2.22 acres of land and beach rights on Lake Winnipesaukee. The main floor restaurant seats 100 including the bar. The 2nd floor function room seats 50. Includes a 3 BR owner’s apartment on the 3rd floor. Could easily be converted into a large single family home or a multi-family residence.

separate 2 BR rental house, an owner’s apt., an in-ground pool, free WI-FI, and plenty of parking.

Tune into the “Roche Realty Hour” every Saturday from 10:00A.M. to 11:00A.M. on station WEMJ 1490AM on your radio. Interesting real estate topics are discussed live each week. We welcome you to call in during the show with questions!

BELMONT: 5 BR, 4 BA contemporary


MLS# 4174645


MLS# 4176301

with 75' of shorefront on Lake Winnisquam, a dock, and lake views. 3,162 sqft. of living space with cherry floors, a stone FP, natural woodwork, a patio, and a 2-car attached garage.


MLS# 4176632

OSSIPEE Stunning 3BR waterfront in excellent shape on the shores of Ossipee Lake, 75’ of frontage, dock and mooring, great sandy beach, and gorgeous long lake views.

$499,000 (4124940) Call 569-3128

WOLFEBORO Signature Wolfeboro Colonial - Coveted walk to town location. Oversized lot. Classic 1850’s period home ready for restoration. HW flrs, original staircases. 14 rooms, 5Bds. Large att. barn.

$279,000 (4117290) Call 569-3128

WOLFEBORO Comfortable 3Bd Condo on corner lot, features cathedral ceiling living room with woodstove. First floor master with full bath. Sunroom, patio and garage.

$265,000 (4146468) Call 569-3128

HOLDERNESS 4 Bedroom Log home situated in a private setting with 3.4 acres. Wrap-around deck for those summer nights, open concept w/ full basement for expansion.

$249,900 (4082098) Call 253-9360

HOLDERNESS 3 BR home with 6.4 acres and long road frontage. Not far from the Holderness town beach on Big Squam. Private and cozy. Wooded setting.

$249,900 (4153276) Call 253-9360

Wolfeboro 569-3128 / Center Harbor 253-9360 / Alton 875-3128

coast in the Continental US. However, the population of the downy is approximately five times that of the hairy. As autumn approaches, you will observe the antics of the more common downy with other resident birds such as the chickadee, titmouse, and nuthatch. Enjoy your birds! Wild Bird Depot is located on Rt 11 in Gilford, NH. Steve is a contributing author in major publications, a guest lecturer at major conventions in Atlanta and St. Louis as well as the host of WEZS 1350AM radio show “Bird Calls” with Lakes Region Newsday @ 8:30AM. Wild Bird Depot has donated over $5,000 to local rehabilitators and local nature centers since 1996. Be sure to check out our blog “Bird Droppings” via our website www.wildbirddepot. com. Like us on Facebook for great contests


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Magic Maze HIGH—

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. or by email to contest@ or by fax to 603-366-7301. 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 shop their locations in Wolfeboro and North Conway, phone 877-FILM PRO or visit them online at The prize winner for the 07/05/12-12/27/12 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 #400 - 08/23/12 - entry deadline 09/06/12

Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week could offer more opportunities for ambitious Lambs eager to get ahead. But don’t rush into making decisions until you’ve checked for possible hidden problems. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Some light begins to shine on professional and/or personal situations that have long eluded explanation. Best advice: Don’t rush things. All will be made clear in time. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you might want to protest what seems to be an unfair situation, it’s best to keep your tongue and temper in check for now. The full story hasn’t yet come out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Work prospects are back on track. But watch what you say. A thoughtless comment to the wrong person -- even if it’s said in jest -- could delay or even derail your progress. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A colleague might try to goad you into saying or doing the wrong thing. It’s best to ignore the

troublemaker, even if he or she riles your royal self. Your supporters stand with you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful not to let your on-the-job zealousness create resentment with co-workers who might feel you shut them out. Prove them wrong by including them in your project. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although it’s not quite what you hoped for, use your good business sense to make the most of what you’re being offered at this time. Things will improve down the line. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more positive picture of what lies ahead is beginning to take shape. But there are still too many gaps that need to be filled in before you make definitive plans. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Continue to keep a tight hold on the reins so that you don’t charge willy-nilly into a situation that might appear attractive on the surface but lack substance.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You still need to demand those answers to your questions. Remember, your wise counseling earns you respect, but it’s your search for truth that gives you wisdom.

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ACROSS 1 Picker-uppers 7 Mr. Ziegfeld 10 Bread spread 13 Actress Laurie 18 Conductor Toscanini 19 Word with corn or snake 20 Mr. Baba 21 Scavullo’s equipment 22 Elizabeth Taylor movie 25 Hudson River city 26 Day- 27 Rock’s - Floyd 28 “Holy cow!” 29 Use the microwave 31 “Topaz” author 32 Gab 33 Football’s Matson 35 Pupil’s place 36 Energetic 39 ‘64 Hitchcock film 42 Way 45 Steber solo 46 English racer 49 Arkansas hrs. 52 West’s “Diamond -” 53 Presses 54 Help in a heist 55 Cry of discovery 56 Blend 58 - -chef 59 “Die Fledermaus” maid 62 Word form for “bone” 64 Fancy 66 Sailing 67 “Wait - Dark” (‘67 film) 68 Comic Mandel

70 Bribe-to-be 74 Recesses 75 Pays to play 76 Manuscript imperative 77 Peter’s partner 79 Smallest 80 Fiery felony 82 Atmosphere 83 Ridicule 86 Bisoglio or Kilmer 87 Perry’s creator 89 “-, you’ll like it!” 90 Laudatory verse 91 Wapiti 92 Jason’s quest 96 “Uptown Girl” singer 97 Screenwriter James 98 Big-billed bird 99 Power a trike 100 On the - (fleeing) 102 Composer Telemann 104 Moira Shearer, for one 106 Mrs. Zeus 107 Sniggler’s quarry 108 Humor 110 Actress Arlene 111 Salon request 114 Hammed up “Hamlet” 116 Some boxers 120 Helen Hunt Jackson novel 121 Unwell 122 Hosp. area 123 Layers 124 Musty 125 Relative of -ist 126 - de plume 127 Tailor’s apparatus

DOWN 1 Din from dynamite 2 Articulated 3 Director Preminger 4 “- generis” 5 Award 6 Sanchez or Braga 7 - dance 8 Actress Ullmann 9 First name in fashion 10 Field event 11 Flagon filler 12 Actress Gaynor 13 Crony 14 Permeated 15 Pole star? 16 Banks of baseball 17 Sunshine, slangily 21 Mushroom part 23 Farm animal 24 Tea of “Deep Impact” 30 Certain bacterium 32 Numbers man? 34 Part of a triangle 36 Reading matter? 37 Part of HOMES 38 Doris Day movie 39 Writer de Cervantes 40 Olympic hawk 41 “Kidnapped” monogram 43 Sugary suffix 44 Flabbergast 46 Iranian city 47 Moves like a Morgan 48 “- de mer” 49 Certain poplar 50 Arabian chieftain 51 Hoes and hammers 57 Produces prunes

59 Wan 60 Adroit 61 - Claire, WI 63 A nose that shows 65 IRA, e.g. 66 Concerning 68 Bisect 69 Hoopster Shaquille 71 Nav. designation 72 Vietnam’s Van Thieu 73 Column style 78 Figure of interest? 80 Accuse tentatively 81 Florid 82 Length X width 84 Scheme 85 Relate 88 Salty spread 89 RN’s specialty 93 Ike’s domain 94 Connecticut city 95 “Tempus -” 96 Gush 97 Explosive mixture 99 Considerate 100 Paul of “American Graffiti” 101 Luncheonette lure 103 Wee 104 Shorten a slat 105 Karpov’s game 106 Towel word 107 Author LeShan 109 Svelte 110 Grass’ “The Tin -” 111 Kind of carpet 112 Major conclusion 113 Obsolete title 115 Chemical ending 117 Ivy Leaguer 118 Author Umberto 119 Kennel threat

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Author Lee Child Joins Music Hall’s Writers In The Loft Series

PORTSMOUTH - The Portsmouth Music Hall’s Writers in the Loft series welcomes novelist Lee Child with his new work, A Wanted Man, the latest in the Jack Reacher series, on Thursday, September 13th. The 7:30pm event will be held at the Music Hall Loft located on 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In addition to the Writers in the Loft stage production at 7:30pm, which includes an author presentation, moderated Q+A, beverage, book, and a book signing reception, the author will personalize copies of A Wanted Man purchased at The Music Hall in the Loft theater from 5:30-6:30pm. “We’re opening our doors to Lee Child fans who cannot attend the 7:30pm event but who want to get a signed book and say hello,” said Executive Producer Patricia Lynch. “Tickets are moving very quickly for this stage event. We expect it to sell out, and we want to make sure everyone gets the opportunity to meet this master of suspense!” A Wanted Man is the 17th book in the Jack Reacher series, and picks up where Worth Dying For

Author Lee Child will be at Portsmouth Music Hall’s loft on Thursday, September 13th at 7:30pm. left off. “Reacher walked under the bridge and set up on the eastbound ramp, one foot on the shoulder and one in the traffic lane, and he stuck out his thumb and smiled and tried to look

friendly.” On a lonely Nebraska road, Reacher is trying to hitchhike his way out of the Midwest and hopefully east to Washington, DC. Finally, two men and a woman pick him up and they set off—


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but Reacher soon discovers that everyone in that car has a secret to hide and that this is no ordinary road trip. When you’re as big and rough as Jack Reacher and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose, patched with silver duct tape it isn’t easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia thanks to the intriguing voice of a woman he’s only met via phone, so he doesn’t quit. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys. Will they get through because the three are innocent or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy? The ticket package for Writers in the Loft: Lee Child on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30pm is $42 ($39 for Music Hall members). In addition to a reserved seat, the package includes a copy of the book A Wanted Man ($28), a bar beverage, and book signing meetand-greet. Packages can be purchased through The Music Hall Box Office, located at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, over the phone at 603-436-2400 or online at






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