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How Many Turkeys Does It Take To Feed 4600 People on Thanksgiving? by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

For almost 60 years Thanksgiving in Central New Hampshire has become synonymous with Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant. For years, generations of families have made the

trek to the famous Meredith eatery every fourth Thursday in November to partake of a Thanksgiving fixing with all the trimmings. This Thanksgiving, about 4600 people will share seventy-two, 36-pound turkeys, two thousand pounds of squash, 1750

pounds of potatoes, almost three hundred gallons of gravy and 1800 pounds of bread stuffing…. and that doesn’t include the desserts. Not all of that 4600 will be eating at Harts. The 500-seat restaurant will seat about 1600 people that day while the

rest will be bringing the feast home. Needless to say, the preparation for the day starts long before Thanksgiving and the process itself hasn’t changed much over the years and neither has the down home ambience of the place. See harts on 8

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Kevin Brown, Assistant Kitchen Manager at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith, checks on a simmering vat of turkey stock in preparation for Thanksgiving Day. The iconic restaurant which has been around since 1954, still makes most of its items fresh and from scratch including gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, soups, chowders, rolls and homemade pies, to name a few. Quite a feat when you consider they are preparing to feed close to five thousand people on Thanksgiving.

Three University of New Hampshire Theatre majors will undertake the complex and intimate production of Harold Pinter’s “Old Times,” November 28 – December 2, 2012 in the UNH Hennessy Theatre in Durham. The play is a three-person fugue of memory and sexual rivalry. What matters in this play is not what happened but what people think happened and what people think defines who they are - or wish they were. Tickets are $14 for UNH students, ID holders and seniors and groups of 15 or more, and $16 for the general public and can be purchased through the PCAC Ticket Office located in the Johnson Theatre lobby of the Paul Creative Arts Center. This full-service ticket office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour before curtain. Call 603-862-7222 or visit www.UNHarts.com.

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Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord.7:30pm. 225-1111. www.ccanh.com

Humane Society Adopt-A-Thon

Belknap Mall, Belmont. 11am-4pm. Special adoption fees for the day range from $25-$50 for cats and $200-$250 for dogs depending on their age. Adoption fees include micro chip, vaccines, spay and neuter services and pet food. 524-3252 www. nhhumane.org

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The Tapply-Thompson Community center, Bristol. 4-7pm. This is an opportunity for children in preschool through 8th grade to shop for all family, friends, teachers and bus drivers in

Youth Sports Equipment Foundation. Be sure to tell your server you are there for RVYSEF! 520-4680

Lakes Region Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

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Opechee conference Center, 62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia. 10-3pm. American made arts & crafts, gourmet foods, fine jewelry and much more. 528-4014. www.joycescraftshows. com Monday 26th

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Youth Chorus Open Auditions

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992 Mascoma High, West Canaan. 9am3pm. Over 90 exhibitors. 523-7712 The Community School, 1164 Bunker Hill Road, South Tamworth. Noon. Join friends and neighbors. 323-7000 for reservations.

Lakes Region Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Opechee conference Center, 62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia. 10-4pm. American made arts & crafts, gourmet foods, fine jewelry and much more. 528-4014. www.joycescraftshows. com

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The American Legion Post Plymouth Street, Meredith. 3pm.

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241Main Street, Alton. 4-6pm. Ages 9-15yrs. old. Have one acapella Christmas carol prepared for audition. Call 781-5695 to set up audition time. Tuesday 27th

Old Fashioned Herbal Christmas Workshop

Meredith Public Library, Main Street, Meredith. 6pm. Class taught by Melissa Morrison M.H., the Clinical Master Herbalist of Dragonfly Botanicals. 2794303. Wednesday 28th

New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones

Weeks Public Library, 36 Post Road, Greenland. 6:30pm. Presented by Glen A. Knoblock. 436-8548

RVYSEF/Patrick’s Pub 50/50 Night

Patrick’s Pub, Gilford. Dine between 5-9pm and Patrick’s will donate 50% of your bill to the Rich Velasquez

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Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A. at Beck Drive, Wolfeboro. 10-2. Items include antiques, books, art, toys and much more.

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League of NH Craftsmen, 279 DW Highway, Meredith. 11am-2pm. Stop in and see how Carolyn Wright brings wool to life in creative ways. Free. 279-7920

Santa Express Trains Ready to Roll The Santa Trains are once again ready to roll from Lincoln, NH, this year as Santa and his merry elves have returned to the White Mountains and will be riding the rails. Starting the day after Thanksgiving. The first Santa Express Trains will operate during daylight hours from Lincoln on November 23rd, 24th and 25th at 1pm and on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 also at 1pm. The Hobo Railroad’s Santa Trains, in their 25th year, were named in the past as a “Pick of the Week� for family fun by the Boston Globe and the Hobo Railroad was featured last year on CNN as one of the most interesting rail trips in America. The scenic 15-mile, one-hour and twenty-minute ride operates along the Pemigewasset River from Lincoln to Woodstock, NH. Ticket prices are $15 per person for coach and $20 per person in First Class and children under 2 are free. A special website has been created at www.SantaTrains.com to provide riders with all the necessary information and departure times. Tickets may be purchased through the Hobo Railroad web site or may be purchased first come first serve on the day of departure. For more information call the Hobo Railroad at (603) 745-2135.

Day of Holiday Arts Activities for Kids The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is helping to give parents a head-start on holiday shopping by keeping children entertained with five hours of arts and holiday fun on Saturday, December 1st. The Holiday Arts Workshop is open to children aged 4-13 and will take place on the Playhouse’s Meredith Campus at 50 Reservoir Road from 9am-2pm. The event costs $30 per child with a $5 discount for each sibling. Each parent will receive a Tanger Outlets coupon book and the Playhouse will be offering gift wrapping for a small additional fee. Children should bring a bagged lunch and snack. Enrollment is limited and applications can be found at www.winniplayhouse.org or by calling 366-7377.

Gingerbread Spectacular At Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury Shaker Village will be holding their fifth annual Christmas at Canterbury event on Saturday, December 8, and Saturday, December 15, from 3-8pm. A much anticipated part of the festivities is the yearly Gingerbread Spectacular. The public is invited to submit a Gingerbread House in the following categories, for the chance of winning the following prizes: Child (10 and under): 1st prize $20 (all entrants receive a small prize)- Youth (11-16): 1st prize $50 -Adult (17 and older): 1st prize $75 - Family (mixed group kids and adults): 1st prize $75 - Professional: 1st prize $100 - Best In Show: $200 (Any entrant can win Best In Show. Winner chosen by judges’ vote.) - People’s Choice $100 (Any entrant can win People’s Choice. Winner chosen by vote of visitors during the event. Entries are free if you choose to raffle your gingerbread house, or $15 if you choose to pick it up after the event. Local businesses are encouraged to enter. Your business name featured and business card/flyers made available! Go to www.shakers.org for an entry form. Completed forms are due to Shaker Village by Nov. 24. Drop-off of completed houses will be Sat., Dec. 1, Sun., Dec. 2, and Monday, Dec 3, from 10am-4pm, at the Shaker Village Visitors Center.

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months, the so-called mainstream media all but ignored the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in four by Oliver North dead Americans. Syndicated Columnist What actions the Obama administration took before, during and after the bloody assaults on the U.S. consulate and a CIA outpost should have been a legitimate election issue. But the Romney campaign only raised the disaster once — and then avoided it like an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Now that the election is decided, the Fourth Estate is on the story. Though the president never mentioned the Benghazi debacle in his prepared remarks at this week’s press conference — his first since last March — fallout from the fiasco in Libya was finally topic number one for the potentates of the press. Of course the question wasn’t,

“What did you know and when did you know it?” Instead, the lead off question, posed by Ben Feller of the Associated Press, was: “Can you assure the American people that there have been no breaches of national security or classified information in the scandal involving Generals Petraeus and Allen?” The follow up was about whether the “commander in chief and the American people should have been told that the CIA chief was under investigation before the election.” So rather than focus on incompetence, misfeasance and/or malfeasance leading up to, in the midst of, and following a deadly terror attack - President Obama gets a pass by claiming that “There’s an ongoing investigation” and that he didn’t “want to comment on the specifics of the investigation.” It was a brilliant, audacious diversion. The “reporters” present didn’t even question the veracity of Obama’s claim that “we’re not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations and that’s been our practice.” Perhaps they See north on 28

Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a by Michelle Malkin select group Syndicated Columnist of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law. The Obamacare waiver winner’s club now totals 2,000. Where are they now? Answer: In the same miserable boat as every other unlucky business struggling with the crushing costs and burdens of the mandate. Among the first and most prominent recipients of the Obamacare waivers for favors were large restaurant chains that provide low-wage, seasonal and part-time workers with low-cost health insurance plans called “mini-med” plans. An estimated 1.7 million workers benefit from such plans. Obamacare forced companies carrying such coverage to raise their minimum limits on coverage to no less than $750,000 annually. Another Obamacare provision forces all employers to spend at least 80 percent to 85 percent of their premium revenue on medical care. The social justice Democrats’ goal was to dictate insurance provider spending not just on coverage amounts, but also on executive salaries, marketing and other costs. The regulation punished companies with mini-med plans whose high administrative costs were due to frequent worker turnover and relatively low spending on claims

-- not “greed.” Complying with the provision would have meant tens of thousands of low-income workers would lose their benefits altogether. Darden Restaurants, the Florida-based parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other chains, was a member of the Obamacare waiver early bird special. Their get-out-of-Obamacare card helped spare the company’s health insurance benefits for nearly 34,000 employees. Breathing a sigh of relief that it would allow chains to continue offering all employees access to affordable health insurance, Darden said in a statement in the fall of 2010 that “the waiver allows us to continue to do that as the various phases of the health care law are implemented.” Fast-forward to 2012. Darden announced last month that it would begin shifting full-time workers to part-time status to save money, cut health costs and circumvent Obamacare’s coverage mandate scheduled for full implementation in 2014. The move would reduce full-time employees’ hours to less than 30 hours a week; part-time workers are exempt from the insurance mandate. McDonald’s, another big Obamacare waiver recipient, is considering the same move. In fact, a survey of members of the Chain Restaurant Compensation Association (CRCA) conducted last year by Hay Group reported that a whopping 77 percent of “quick serve” restaurant operators said they were considering reducing employee hours to change their status from full-time to part-time. At least one Denny’s restaurant franchise owner in Florida is cutting hours and has openly contemplated an

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Venezuela Gains Seat on UN Human Rights Council! UNITED NATIONS—F irst,

Ambassador Susan Rice, the EU, to oppose the bids by Venezuela and Pakistan. “Regrettably,” stated Neuer, “neither the U.S. nor the EU said a word. By turning a blind eye as human rights violators eas-

ily join and subvert the council, leading democracies are complicit in the world body’s moral decline.” When this correspondent asked Neuer what the U.S. role should

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The Need to Explain The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide vicby Thomas Sowell tories-- bore Syndicated Columnist little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat. One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latterday losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called “the great communicator,” but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan’s vision were things he had thought about, written

about and debated for years before he reached the White House. Reagan was like a veteran quarterback who comes up to the line of scrimmage, takes a glance at how the other team is deployed against him, and knows automatically what he needs to do. There is not enough time to figure it out from scratch, while waiting for the ball to be snapped. You have to have figured out such things long before the game began, and now just need to execute. Very few Republican candidates for any office today show any sign of such in-depth preparation on issues. Mitt Romney, for example, inadvertently showed his lack of preparation when he indicated that he was in favor of indexing the minimum wage rate, so that it would rise automatically with inflation. That sounds fine. But the cold fact is that minimum wage laws create massive unemployment among black teenagers. ConSee Sowell on 24

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the good news. The United States has been re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council along by John J. Metzler with Germany Syndicated Columnist and Ireland. So too have been South Korea and Japan. Now fasten your seat belts for the rest of the eighteen new selections to the 47 member Geneva –based Council which is chosen by regional groups. For the African group, the election, or should we say selection, was for five out of five countries; Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya and Sierra Leona. All gained seats unopposed. In the case of Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Gabon these states have been deemed by human rights groups as authoritarian regimes, thus not qualified to serve. In the Asian group, a closed slate (pick five out of five) countries offered a mixed bag; South Korea and Japan are free countries and will bring positive additions to the council. But Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates remain authoritarian or hybrid regimes who in the opinion of human rights monitors are not qualified for membership. According to UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights monitor, “Pakistan fails to meet the minimum standards of a free democracy. The authorities limit criticism in the press and have increased internet censorship.” Kazakhstan, a post-Soviet state, is a classic example of authoritarian rule under longtime leader Nazerbayev. When it comes to Latin America we see a closed slate of three states; Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. According to UN Watch, :Venezuela severely restricts freedom of expression, prosecutes government critics, inhibits the activities of human rights organizations, and undermines the independence of the judiciary, thereby creating a chilling effect amongst the general public and media at large.” As Venezuelan journalist Marcel Granier, general director of

Radio Caracas Television the oldest and most watched channel, closed by the government in 2007, stated “The government has closed down 34 radio stations, threatened 200 with closing The Judicial system is subservient to the Executive— the Supreme Court has openly declared loyalty to the President and not to the Constitution.” He added, “Indeed the Venezuelan President has expressed his admiration and support for some of the world’s worst human rights violators; Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, Mahmud Ahmadinijad and Robert Mugabe, people Chavez has described as “brothers and friends.” Granier questioned how a country without freedom of speech or freedom of the press could enter the Human Rights Council. Thor Halvorssen, President of the Human Rights Foundation lamented, “The amount of selfcensorship that is seen in Venezuela is remarkable.” Given the Chavez’s regime’s strong-arm actions, one sees why. According to Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, “Chavez is being elected in a Cuban-style ballot: there’s no competition. This is the product of a pre-cooked political deal done behind closed doors. By choosing Chavez, the U.N. grants legitimacy to a regime led by an autocrat who systematically harasses journalists, judges, human rights activists and student leaders, and is a top supporter of the butchers of Syria and Iran.” For the Western European and Others group five countries contested three available seats. The United States, Germany and Ireland handily won three year terms. Equally for the Eastern European group, Estonia and Montenegro, both free countries, won places at the table too for the new 2013-2015 membership. “Pakistan, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, and UAE systematically violate the human rights of their own citizens,” said UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer. UN Watch led an international coalition of 40 Members of Parliament and the Human Rights Foundation activists that appealed to U.S./UN


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Abstract art is an intellectual take on the artist’s subject. Abstraction takes that subject beyond a traditional representation. I don’t mean in any way to discount representational art which is a rendering of a subject in the artist’s unique style. There’s plenty of room for individualization for the realists. Abstract art also puts the artist’s personal interpretation into the mix. There are many transmutations for the abstract artist as well. One of my favorite forms of abstract art is Cubism - a visual example of viewing a subject from various viewpoints. If you find Cubism stimulating, try checking out the work of Georges Braque, Juan Gris or Pablo Picasso. From portraits to still lives, Cubism proved to be an effective concept for artists to experiment with. In addition to 2 dimensional art, artists like Jacques Lipchitz discovered 3D applications for Cubism. Lipchitz created amazing cubist reliefs in addition to his sculptural works. The very prolific artist, Pablo Picasso, created a variety of well-known cubist works including the Three Musicians and the African inspired Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Some folks dislike Picasso because he evolved so much throughout his career. I can’t say that I like all of his work either but, as an educator, I really love the Three Musicians. And then there is Duchamp. A true intellectual, Duchamp is mentioned with such groups as the Cubists, Surrealists and the Dadaists. Dada was randomly named after a word in the French dictionary – hobby horse. The Dada movement is best

“Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” by Marcel Duchamp. known for their “readymades” – everyday objects such as a bicycle wheel that Duchamp claimed as art. In addition to pushing the limits of what art is, Duchamp was a serious chess player. To Marcel Duchamp, intellectual challenges came in many forms. Another group that Marcel Duchamp identified with was the Futurists. In Duchamp’s painting, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, it would seem that Duchamp had created an image in cubes but it goes well beyond that. In this painting, we can see the transformation of the body as it traveled down the stairs, very much like the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge. Muybridge

photographed horses with the objective of seeing, if at any point, all four legs of the horse were off the ground. This puts Duchamp in line with the work of the Futurists as well. If you are looking for art that challenges the eye as well as the mind, Duchamp will not disappoint. Oh, and by the way, that bicycle “readymade” was stolen. In an ironic twist, there is only a replica of the bicycle that was a work of art that was a bicycle. Go figure. Kimberly B. Severance is an artist and art teacher who will be contributing occasional articles concerning all avenues of art. Her email is artgirl@weirs.com.


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Even though I was passed over – again – for the designation as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Of The Year; I still find a great many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. First off, I’m thankful for being able to write this column. There are a lot of people who would love the opportunity to spew out about 600- 800 words a week and have thousands of people read them. Still, it has become a responsibility, as I have found with letters from people who both love it and hate it. I don’t take this responsibility lightly and I have made an effort to give people something to chew on every week; especially the haters‌that’s too much fun. I am thankful for the lawmakers of the land and the government agencies on both a local and national level. You serve up so many ridiculous ideas to poke fun at in columns that you save me from having to tax my imagination too much. I’ll leave the taxing part up to you since I know how much you enjoy it. I’m thankful for the advances in medicine that saved me a couple of years ago. The efficiency and knowledge of all involved, I can say, most likely saved my life. I’m not convinced, the more I learn about it, that I would have been as thankful if Obamacare was calling the shots. I

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in bed at 9pm. Automatic car washes. I am thankful for “social mediaâ€? as it has made it possible to never have to talk to people face to face again..that can be very annoying at times (especially when talking about television shows.) I’m thankful for people who dedicate their time to doing things like fighting to get Christmas taken out of the schools because it reinforces my belief that a small portion of the human race is truly incredibly stupid. I’m thankful to Regis Philbin. Without his ego and arrogance I might not ever have moved here to New Hampshire and all of the great things that have happened to me since. (I told the story here once‌ check the transcript!) I could never finish this column without giving thanks to my fiancĂŠe, Kim. She entered my life at just the right moment and has given it all a much needed new direction. She made me realize that you can start fresh at any age. I may not have won The Sexiest Man Alive, but I’m certainly the top contender for the luckiest. Thanks for reading. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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hope I can be as thankful in the future if the situation should arise again. I am thankful that the New York Jets, who continue to not make it to the Super Bowl, always give me something to look forward to. I am thankful to Joe Biden who reinforces the America Dream that anyone really can become President of the United States‌‌anyone!! I am thankful for having a very cool childhood; it has helped to keep me centered as an adult. I am thankful for freedom and to all who sacrificed so I can enjoy it. I only hope that someday I won’t have to whisper that I was thankful for my freedom. I’m beginning to have my doubts. Coffee. To all those who work hard and pay your taxes, I thank you, because there are so many people who are relying on those tax dollars who never will. The fourteem items or less checkout line. (Even though I have cheated once in awhile.) That little voice inside my head that tells me when something isn’t right. I ignored him for years and he was always correct and trouble usually followed. The same thing with the engine light in my car. I am grateful for my DVR as it allows me to join in on conversations about television shows without ever having to admit that I am

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Don Chandler (R) head of the kitchen with assistant, Kevin Brown, watching over one of the two large rotisserie ovens, each one cooking up sixteen, thirty-six pound turkeys. Chandler has worked at Hart’s since 1965 and Brown since 1993. harts from 1

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to New Hampshire from New Jersey in the late 1940s along with their wives, were farmers who raised chicken, eggs and turkeys and sold them from a delivery truck. Soon, they decided to concentrate on just turkeys and in 1954 opened a small, 12-seat restaurant (which is where Hart’s Gift Shop is today). The focus of the restaurant was on home cooking and great service. The building was so small that the original kitchen was in a barn in the back and they would

carry the food down. Larry passed away in 1960 and in 1965 Russ decided to phase out farming and focus on being a restaurateur and purchased turkeys from other farmers. Today, Russ’s original idea of home-cooking still thrives through the three generations of Harts. “We make everything we possibly can right here,” said Sim Willey, a third generation Hart talking about the day-to-day operation. “It makes us different from other restauSee HARTS on 9


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rants.” Making most everything homemade, as you can imagine by the volume, is not a simple task. “The processes we are doing today are all the same as fifty years ago,” said Willey. “Not much has changed.” And that statement is true all the way down to Hart’s employees, some

who have been there almost from the start. There is even a second generation of employees Don Chandler, who heads the kitchen operations, has been with Hart’s since 1965. Russell Brown who runs the service end of the kitchen, has been there for 52 years and his wife, Linda Brown, has been part of the front of the

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Thanksgiving every day; at least in the kitchen at Harts’ During the years, besides the thousands of people who frequent the restaurant, Hart’s does a massive catering business. With seven catering trucks they bring their homemade food far and wide. Locally, they provide the catering to special events at The Castle In The Clouds in Moultonborough and to the Hobo Railroad where they serve dinners on the train and carve the turkey at the passenger’s seat. They have even had catering events in Cape Cod and Maine. It’s a long list. “We really just don’t ever stop cooking turkey and the rest,” said Kevin Brown, the kitchen’s sec-

been working at Hart’s for nineteen years and is Chandler’s assistant. Preparation for Thanksgiving is really not much different than the rest of the year, there’s just a little more of it. The hustle and bustle in their massive prep area is an ongoing process. Two, large rotisserie ovens are going cooking sixteen, 36-lb turkeys each. Giant pots are simmering with turkey stock, giant bag after giant bag of potatoes are run through the giant peeler, dozens of trays of bread stuffing are being prepared and dozens of gallons of gravy are stored and ready for use. One section of the kitchen is dedicated to the bakery where Sherry Agengo and her assistant. Kristen, are hard at work preparing pies of every type imaginable (apple, pumpkin, mince, blue-

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This is about twenty-five hundred pounds of potatoes, about the amount Hart’s will serve up on Thanksgiving Day. berry, banana cream and more), about a thousand will be used for the week leading up to Thanksgiving. They also make the thousands of Parmesan dinner rolls which will be on every table. “As Russ expanded the restaurant he wanted a big kitchen,” said Sim. It may have seemed too big at first, but as Hart’s has expanded not only the rest of the restaurant, but their catering business as well, it has now paid off. A giant freezer is stocked wall-to wall with cases of turkeys, which are now purchased from farmers in Utah and are all organically grown with no additives or hormones. All these turkeys are necessary since it is

ond in command. “It’s a continually ongoing process.” “We have about sixty people working in the kitchen during Thanksgiving,” said Sim. “They are in there working twenty-four seven getting ready.” It’s not just the food that keeps bringing people back to Hart’s, it’s the ambience that has survived over these near sixty years. There is no cookie-cutter shape to the building. Over the years, as Russ Hart added on space to accommodate more diners, he just added on to what was already there. “In one dining room you can see the roof line of the building that the adSee harts on 11


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ing of one building as it protrudes into the addition that was added. “Russ even used the same builder, Roger Robertson, for all of additions over the years,” said Sim. The pine walls that en-

close all of the dining rooms add that familiar feel that generations of Hart’s customers have been coming back to for years. “We like to be busy and still keep it intimate,” said Sim. “We are a third generation family now serving a third generation of customers and they expect us to be consistent.”

One of the reflections of the attachment that customers have to Hart’s can be seen in the hundreds of turkey plates that line the walls throughout the dining rooms. “It was started by my great –grandmother Mae (Russ Hart’s mother),”said Sim. “She put the family turkey platter on the wall and then began to collect

them.” Over the years, customers have brought in their own turkey plates to add to the collection. Hart’s still honors the memory of Mae Hart by providing a free Thanksgiving dinner, in her name, to anyone who wants to come by the Meredith Community Center. It See harts on 12

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buffet, which features all of the popular homemade items as well as a prime rib, which, along with turkey, is carved right at the buffet line. A feast for only $16.99. Even though its success is well established, Hart’s has always continued to expand to meet the growing needs of its customers. It has been the place for many large group gatherings over the years as well “Right now we are building a large beer cooler off the back of the building.� Said Sim.� We are always looking for ways to keep up.� Thanksgiving will soon be over for most, but the work at Hart’s will continue, since it is there that every day is Thanksgiving.

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Yours truly doing the antennatower-shuffle on South Uncanoonuc Mountain. There are at least a dozen towers on the summit. The high point is protected by a fence surrounding the base of a tower. South’s elevation is 1,321 feet, just three feet lower than its sister, North Uncanoonuc Mountain. There are splendid views of Manchester and of Boston’s skyline from the top of the Incline Trail. PATENAUDE from 3

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Rachel peeks out of a boulder cave on the White Dot Trail (or White Circle Trail) on the way up North Uncanoonuc Mountain in Goffstown, NH. The trail is only 6/10th of a mile to the summit. Along the way there are excellent views north of Mount Kearsarge and on a clear day all the way to the White Mountains.

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return again to the summit up the Red Trail before retracing our route down the White Circle Trail back to the car. While we were looking for the Blue Trail we found a spur to a ledgy area with a fine view to the West. When we returned to the main trail we met at least a dozen hikers—this is a popular place to hike. Through the trees, one of the hikers pointed out Boston’s skyline, only 50 miles away. Following the Blue Trail we came out on the class 6 road behind Uncanoonuc Mnt Perennials and we walked a short distance to the Red Dot Trail. This trail is steep too and climbs up an interesting ridge. This up and down detour added about a mile to our outing for a total of about three miles. Since we still had a lot of daylight and energy we decided to head over to South Mountain. We

cline Trail we went to the right and circled the summit via the Walker and Summit Trails. Someone has taken great care of the trails and has placed wonderful signs explaining the mountain vista with compass readings and mountain panorama silhouettes from horizon maps utilized by the old fire tower. Before the Summit Trail crosses the access road there is a sign that reads “view.” From here you can see south and west all the way to Monadnock and more. This area isn’t marked on the map and it looks like it has been cleared not long ago. We followed the Summit Trail all the way around back to the Incline Trail. The ledges here are open and the view of the city of Manchester and of Boston’s skyline is grand. We scooted back over the Walker Trail and descended via the Summit Trail to our car.

“Uncanoonuc MT. Forest Fire Lookout Station N.H. Forestry Dept. 1914” These marvelous horizon map signs have been placed at the best viewpoints on South Uncanoonuc Mountain. drove south up Mountain Road between the two peaks and then around South until we reached Uncanoonuc Lake. There are trail signs pointing the way to the Incline Trail and the Summit Trail. We hiked up the steady grade of the Incline Trail; named after the Incline Railway that used to carry sightseers and, in the winter, skiers up the mountain between 1907 and 1941. This mountain has been the home to hotels that no longer exist but there are still a couple of private homes near the summit. Near the top of the In-

Maybe we covered another three miles but not more. We didn’t meet a single sole on South Mountain; the antenna farm must scare people away. But truthfully, we hardly noticed the towers since our eyes were looking away at the vista and not up to the high point. 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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ask any liberal and they will tell you that the government will take care of us. Ambassador Stevens and the three brave Americans who were slaughtered at our consulate in Libya received the help they needed, right? I can’t wait to hear Michelle Obama say how, for “second time� in her life, she can be proud to be an American. In addition, their friend and reverend of twenty years can once again say “God Bless America� instead of “God ***� America.� Remember the liberal way, it’s not “what you can do for your country�, it’s “what your country can do for you� - just ask Obama.

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To The Editor: The final results of the election are in. I will be serving as the Senator for District 2 for another two years. A very sincere thanks to the voters for your faith in me—I will continue to work hard so that you will be confident your vote for me was a wise one. This election was won because of the hard work of so many supporters, who kept a positive focus on the accomplishments of the last two years. I am so very proud of the campaign we ran and immensely grateful to all those who made it possible. I look forward to working with our new Governor and legislature in ensuring that we are doing the right things to keep our state fiscally sound while addressing some of the tough challenges we will face in this economy. Thank you again!

I intend to do my utmost to work towards helping keep New Hampshire a wonderful place to live for all of us. It is important to me that I get your input so that I can keep on top of how you all feel on the different issues that come before us. Please feel free to contact me directly to let me know how you feel. Thanks again!

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cades later, but many are still missing or believed to be lost in fires. Tickets for the concerts ($15, $10 students) may be purchased at Black’s Paper Shop and Made on Earth in Wolfeboro, at Lions Garden in Alton, online at www. clearlakeschorale.org and from any chorale member.

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Aubrey Nash was last year’s First Place Winner in the Youth category. Houses go on display in the Somersworth City Hall and public voting for the best gingerbread houses takes place from December 7th though December 14th. contest, and anyone from New Hampshire and Maine can enter and participate in voting for the best houses. There is a nominal fee of $5.00 for each entry. The houses go on display in the Somersworth City Hall December 7th, and the winners will be chosen by public voting that takes place from December 7th through December 14th. Entry categories include Youth 12 and under, Teens from ages 13 to 17, and

Adults over 18. To learn more about the contest rules, call the Chamber at 603-692-7175 or visit the Chamber website to download the rules and entry form at www. somersworthchamber.com. Brochures and entry forms are also available at the Chamber at 58 High Street in Somersworth, at the City Clerk’s office and the Recreation office in Somersworth City Hall and at the Somersworth Public Library.

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thank the people who have held you up, and thank God for all that has been provided. Happy Thanksgiving! Rev. Victoria Wood Parrish is the pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Gilford, NH, located on Route 11-A. It is a congregation of open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Worship is at 10:30 am on Sundays. Children’s activities and nursery are available during the 10:30 morning worship. We also invite you to the United Methodist Church in the Weirs, 35 Tower St., which worships at 10:00 AM. There are also many other local congregations who would welcome you to worship.

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No matter how hard we work or how much we accomplish, deep down we know that we do not do it on our own. We work hard, stretch ourselves, sacrifice, and put in our time – but our success also depends on our innate abilities, on the people who have trained us and challenged us, and the people who are the recipients of our work. The people who pay us for our services and products as well as those who recognize our talents and support us are also a part of our success in any endeavor. We cannot do it all alone. Many of us also know that we would not be successful or have what we have without God. God has given us gifts and abilities. God has given us challenges that give us a chance to develop skills. God has provided people, family, the very earth we walk and the air we breathe. What we do with all that God has given is up to us, and it is our responsibility to share when we have an abundance and to receive when we have an honest need. Every faith group and every culture has something that recognizes the need to give thanks. This Thanksgiving season, we should sit back and think a moment about what we have. I have family in New Jersey who were without power for two weeks. This Thanksgiving, they are grateful for heat and light, crews who worked to bring them electricity, church members who opened their homes to those who had none, strangers who stayed calm in lines that

stretched for up to six hours at gas stations, people who sent warm clothes from the Lakes Region, and to God who carried them through the crisis. I have friends in California who are thankful to God for the good and long life of a grandfather who just died. There are parents sitting by the bedside of a dying child who are thankful that God sent friends to sit with them and medical personnel who are making their child comfortable, even though they cannot save her. There are people so involved in crisis that they cannot see beyond the moment, but someday they will be able to look back and see how God was working, if they take the time and look at the events. When we realize that God is a constant part of our lives, we have the strength to face the crises of life. When we realize that God is a constant part of our lives, we know that we have been given more than we think – we have the ability to change, to look for the good in people, to ask for forgiveness and to give it, to heal relationships and to be healed. When we realize that God is a constant part of our lives, we can have the chance to do great things, in God’s name, and we have the chance to accept failure without being destroyed. God is with us, even when we don’t give God credit. If you are a believer, you know the comfort and the strength that God gives. If you are not, God is still with you. God never quits loving and providing – we just need to open our eyes. This Thanksgiving,

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The Community School, 1164 Bunker Hill Road, Tamworth. 10am-2pm. 3237000

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United Baptist Church, 23 Park Street, Lakeport. 9am-1pm. 524-8775 Masonic Building, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. 8am-2pm.

SHS Christmas Wreath & Craft Fair

Lane Tavern, 520 Sanborn Road, Sanbornton. 286-4526

Fezziwig’s Christmas Festival

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

“Nuncrackers, the Christmas Nunsense Musical”

Interlakes High School Community Auditorium, Meredith. 7:30pm. $25. 1-888-245-6374

Holiday Fair and Winter Market Combined

Danbury Grange Hall, across from the fire station in the center of Danbury. 9am-2pm.

Moultonborough Central School. Santa arrives at 10am for pictures. Crafts, Christmas trees, decorated wreaths, a $500 raffle, live music and more. 455-4237

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Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 335-1992 Wednesday 5th

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

Thursday 6th Gentleman’s Evening

Clough Tavern, 23 Clough Tavern Road, Canterbury. 6-9pm. Ladies, fill out a wish list and gentleman come to a special after hours shopping. 731-5574 Friday 7th

Huggins Hospital Aid Sale

Collection Center Barn, 109A. at Beck Drive, Wolfeboro. 10-2. Items include antiques, books, art, toys and much more.

Saturday 8th Behold the Lamb of God

Capitol Center for the Arts, Main Street, Concord.7:30pm. 225-1111. www.ccanh.com

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Bridgewater Inn, 367 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater. 9pm.

Celebrity Waiter Holiday Dinner Theatre

The Clearlakes Chorale Winter Concert

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

St. Katharine Drexel Church, Alton. 2pm. $15/adult, $10/student. www. clearlakeschorale.org

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

Separated/Divorced Support Group Meetings

St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall, Main Street, Belmont. 6pm. All are welcome. 286-7066.

Christmas Fair

Bristol United Church of Christ, South Main Street, Bristol. 9am-1pm. 7442751 Sunday 2nd

17th Annual Altrusa Festival of Trees

Waukewan Golf Club, Waukewan Road in Center Harbor. 11-5pm. 279-7783

Making of the 2012 League of NH Craftsmen Annual Ornament

League of NH Craftsmen, 279 DW Highway, Meredith. 11am-2pm. With Aaron Slater. Free. 279-7920

Meredith Rotary Club Annual Senior Dinner

Inter-Lakes Elementary School, Meredith. Noon. Free but reservations are necessary. 279-7600

Christmas Tree Lighting

Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. 5pm. 524-6057

Holiday Flea Market

Masonic Building, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. 10am-2pm.

Collection Center Barn, 109A. at Beck Drive, Wolfeboro. 10-2. Items include antiques, books, art, toys and much more.

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

Mr. Poppers Penguins

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

Sunday 9th The Clearlakes Chorale Winter Concert

St. Katharine Drexel Church, Alton. 2pm. $15/adult, $10/student. www. clearlakeschorale.org

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inflation is that it can in effect repeal minimum wage laws, which politicians can do directly only by risking their reelection. Conservative opposition to minimum wage laws is just one of the ways that conservative principles often work out to benefit those with lower incomes, more so than liberal principles that sound so much better as political rhetoric. It seems unlikely that Governor Romney had time to learn about such things during this year’s busy election campaign. He was like a rookie quarterback with just a few

seconds to try to figure out the opposing team’s complex formations before the ball is snapped. O n e of the secrets of Barack Obama’s success is his ability to say things that will sound both plausible and inspiring to uninformed people, even when they sound ridiculous to people who know the facts. Apparently he believes the former outnumber the latter, and the election results suggest that he may be right. Since most of the media will never expose Obama’s fallacies and falsehoods, it is all the more important See sowell on 25

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trial wind turbines coming into my community. It won’t be long before there is a next best thing, a more efficient, less invasive energy producer comes along, and we’ll be left with these mon-

ster wind turbines and a tarnished reputation for our region. Having these industrial wind turbines installed throughout our lakes region is not the best answer. What can you do? Write

your elected officials both at the local and state level to make sure it can’t happen in your neck of the woods. Ray Cunningham Bridgewater, NH.

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be “The U.S. is the most important country at the United Nations and the leader of the free world and has an obligation to act accordingly. The U.S. has done nothing on China, a massive violator of human rights. Eight years ago the U.S. did introduce resolution on China they don’t do so anymore…For example the U.S. used to take on Cuba, now they don’t.” Neuer stressed, “The narrative is that the U.S. is promoting is, that it is all victory and progress, when they are choosing to ignore, and downplay things that continue to happen and subvert human rights. We expect America to speak out forcefully when things are undermined at the UN Human Rights Council and they are not doing so enough.”

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have simply forgotten how he used executive privilege to cover up the details of Operation Fast and Furious and the murder of another American — Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The president did pontificate about “FBI protocols” and “certain procedures that both the FBI follow or DOJ follow (sic) when they’re involved in these investigations.” All this served to cleverly shift the focus from O-Team culpability for death and destruction in Benghazi to what really captures the attention of the media: a salacious sex scandal involving the CIA Director, our senior NATO commander in Afghanistan, at least two attractive women, an FBI agent who sends shirtless images of himself over the Internet and lots of torrid emails. If I wrote plot lines like this for video games and novels, my editors and producers would tell me to come up with more realistic scenarios. Tawdry aspects of the Petraeus affair fascinate our media elites and distract from far more important work. Some of it even landed in my lap. On Tuesday, Activision-Treyarch released their new, astoundingly successful video game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” Within hours of the launch, I was receiving calls, text messages, tweets and emails asking if I’m offended by my likeness appearing in the same video game with that of David Petraeus. The short answer is, no. “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” is fictional, as are most of the characters — even the villains. I was able to work with the producers on developing the game scenario, participate in the story and make commercial endorsements. I last

interviewed General Petraeus when he was ISAF commander and I was on assignment in Afghanistan for Fox News. We talked on and off camera about real special operations and did not discuss the video game. In retrospect, I don’t know him as well as I thought. But I am certain the prurient fascination with “sex and the stars” is a distraction from the vital need to get the truth about what really happened at our diplomatic mission in Libya — and taking steps to reduce the likelihood of it happening again. That’s crucial because Obama’s Arab Spring is rapidly degenerating into an explosive Islamist winter. Radical websites and propaganda organs are trumpeting U.S. weakness and disarray. Calls for martyrs to attack American military and diplomatic posts overseas have increased five-fold since Benghazi. That may not be as sexy as military-mistress dalliances, but it’s a lot more important. Not surprisingly, this line of thought does not appeal to all callers. Instead, some want to concentrate on similarities between between “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and my new novel, “Heroes Proved.” There are some. Both the novel and the game are set in the future. Both deal with the threat of global terror and realistic unforeseen threats, unexpected challenges, unwanted dangers and unpredictable outcomes. But the main characters and story line in the game and the book are unique to each. General David Petraeus is in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” He’s not in “Heroes Proved.” I’m in both. Those who want to see how they differ will have to play the game and read the book.


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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that you’ve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and well-reasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to greatgrandma. But don’t overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close

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VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping already. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new relationships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holidays. Also expect

70 Iroquois tribesmen 73 Falco or Sedgwick 74 Heard things 75 “How about that!” 76 Craps cubes 77 Ward (off) 78 Make fun of 79 Astronauts’ garments 82 Whodunit cry 83 Grid six-pointers 84 Salmon hue 85 “Cats 101” channel 88 Mu - pork 89 Unemotional 90 Internet access co. 91 Hit Nintendo game for the Wii 97 Captain of the Pequod 101 Bara of silent films 102 Continuity interrupter 103 Yale Daily News reader 104 Cybernotes 105 Like Russia 107 Big annual beauty contest 111 Contacts via a letter 112 Ready if required 113 Intrude 114 Vending guys 115 Fry a bit 116 Appealed to God DOWN 1 Simulated 2 Writer - Rogers St. Johns 3 In a shy way 4 Used against U-boats, e.g. 5 Spanish for “God”

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family and friends are in for a surprise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too -- didn’t it?)

Runners Up Captions: Befort Therapy dogs there were Thera-pianos, but they took patience. -Tina Smith-Krause, Plymouth, NH.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your former buddy’s reluctance to cooperate.

Bach-Fest in bed. -Richard Davenport, Rochester, NH.

to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holiday season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate -- two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages.

6 SC hours 7 Ditchdiggers 8 Church officer’s residence 9 Prefix for the birds? 10 “What’s up wit -?” 11 Foxy 12 Like sludge 13 Forbidden 14 Island guitar 15 Removes from a roster 16 Deceptive moves 17 Sporting site 18 Bolt variety 19 Edwin of the Reagan cabinet 24 Weeding tool 28 Period in history 31 Ankle injury 32 Sinful 33 Chinese “way” 34 Novelist Brashares 35 Mozart’s “The Marriage of -” 37 - de mer 40 “Whatever - wants ...” 41 Not in cipher 42 Heelless slip-ons 43 Litter’s littlest 44 Is suspended 45 Oily org.? 46 Caretaker 47 Grief 48 Early Cosby TV series 51 Palette filler 52 Rotten 54 Implied subtly 56 Internet - (viral phenomena) 57 “My People” author Abba 60 Plus others: Abbr. 61 Get ideas

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friends. But don’t fall into a prolonged catnap yet. There’s still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax.

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The Polar Express Returns to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum The Polar Express returns to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum for another season of magic! The first train to the North Pole departs from Portland the day after Thanksgiving. After a busy regular season with attendance figures up 20%, tickets are selling quickly. “We have had a wonderful season and are looking forward to sharing this enchanting holiday event with families,” said Executive Director, Allison Tevsh Zittel. Guests on board meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, listen to the reading of the story and sing along with carols as they journey to the North Pole. Santa greets passengers aboard the train and every child receives a special bell as a souvenir of the event. Tickets for the event often sell out, so advanced and early reservations are recommended. The Polar Express runs from Thanks-

Santa will be welcoming visitors aboard the Polar Express at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company Museum in Portland between the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas. giving to Christmas, with tickets ranging in price from $20-$40 per person. Both Coach and First Class seating options are avail-

able. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Porttix at www.Porttix. com or 207-842-0800. The Maine Narrow Gauge

Railroad is pleased to partner with Rail Events, Inc. through Warner Brothers Consumer Products, to bring the officially licensed

Polar Expres event to Portland. The museum is the only officially licensed Polar Express event in the State of Maine. Founded in 1992, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is a non-profit educational organization with 100+ volunteers, who lay and maintain the track, inspect, repair, and operate trains, and assist in the museum. The organization’s mission is to preserve historic equipment and educate visitors about Maine’s two-foot gauge railways which were an important part of the economic development of the interior of Maine from 1870’s–1940’s. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad has become an important attraction for the greater Portland area, drawing thousands of tourists and area residents to the Old Port. More information about the railroad can be found at www.mainenarrowgauge.org or by calling 207-828-0814.

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