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Annual “Bark In The Park” In Concord

Her Roots Run Deep When It Comes To Healthy Living by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

the store with her as did my mom and my uncle.” Chellsey had been in the store since she was an infant and eventually worked there as a teenager, learning every aspect of the business as well as how to live a healthy lifestyle.

“My grandmother was a bit of a trailblazer,” said Latham. “These were the days when health food stores still weren’t widely accepted.” Latham’s mom, Sharon Camasso, raised her in a very holistic lifestyle. (Her See roots on 11

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Chellsey Latham was literally raised on good health. Chellsey, who recently opened Natural Roots & Remedies in Gilford, was raised in the health store

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Chellsey Latham (right) recently opened her new store, Natural Roots & Remedies in Gilford. Shown here with here mom, Sharon Camasso. The natural foods and healing tradition has been in the family for generations. Sharon’s mom owned and operated a popular health food store in Salem for years and Chellsey grew up and learned there as well. brendan smith Photo

The 2nd Annual Bark in the Park: Canines for K-9 returns to Concord’s White Park on Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 2pm. This rain or shine event is presented by the Concord Public Safety Foundation (CPSF), with proceeds benefitting future restoration of a K-9 unit at Concord Police Department. Attendance is free at the family-friendly Bark in the Park, with nonstop programming in the main show ring as well as demonstrations, instant winner raffles, competitions and more. There will be opportunities for family dogs to become part of the action, as they compete in the costume parade, best trick competition, best features dog show, and obedience. Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord Merrimack County will be onsite to install microchips, and four-legged friends can get dental checks from Russell Animal Hospital. For more information, visit or email

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APRIL Through the month “Bee’s Eye View” – Art Exhibit

The Franklin Gallery at Ben Franklin Crafts, 60 Wakefield Street, Rochester. M-F 9am-6pm, Sat. 9-6 and Sun. 10-5. 332-2227

The Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition and M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

Museum of Fine Art, UNH, 30 Academic Way, Durham. Showcases the artistic talents of students graduating from the studio art program, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Hampshire. It will also include one work from twenty-two B.A candidates. 862-3712

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Meet Author Barbara Meyers

Gilford Public Library, Gilford. 6:30pm. Barbara will present a reading from her book, “Common Ground, Uncommon Gifts: Growing Peace and Harmony Through Stories, Reflections and Practices in the Natural World”. Free and open to the public.

Friday 25th NH Boat Museum’s Spring Fling

Inn on Main, Wolfeboro. 6pm. Cash bar, silent auction, dinner buffet and a live auction. $42/members, $45/nonmembers. 569-4554

Sandra Bernhard

Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. Contains adult language and themes. 535-2787


Lakes Region Camera Club Meeting

Trinity Episcopal Church, Meredith. 7pm.Planning Meeting. Persons of any experience level are welcome. 340-2359

Free Sit n’ Sew

The Quilted Frog, 51 Endicott Street, Weirs Beach. 2-5pm. 366-5600

American Parkinson’s Disease Association Dinner

Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm Street, Manchester. Doors open at 5pm, dinner and presentation begin at 5:30pm. Featuring guest speaker Tameka Moore, Assistant Director for Tissue Processing at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center. Learn who can become a donor and how the tissue is used for research. $20pp. RSVP to 724-5568

BRATT Update and Organization Meeting

Belmont Corner Meeting House, 16 Sargent Street, Belmont. 7-8:30pm. The Belmont Recreation and Alternative Transportation Trail (BRATT) Committee is hosting this Trail Update and Organization meeting. Trail maps, the construction schedule and other information will be

Fri. 25th – Sun. 27th

Loudon Center Free Will Baptist Church, 433 Clough Road, Loudon. 10am-2pm. Come find out what resources are available for the citizens of Loudon and the surrounding towns. Activities table for the kids and lunch items will be available. 708-1185

Free Sit n’ Sew

The Quilted Frog, 51 Endicott Street, Weirs Beach. 2-5pm. 366-5600

Lyme Disease Class

Sunflower Natural Food Store, 390 South Main Street, Laconia. 10amNoon. This class will be covering the basics of Lyme borreliosis, it’s pathology, the major physiological concern areas, and 6 herbs for consideration in support of the body. This class is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure Lyme borreliosis and is intended for personal education only. Free. 524-6334

“Bark in the Park: Canines for K-9”

Dollhouse Show

Doris L. Benz Center, 18 Heard Road, Sandwich. 10am-4pm. Three dozen antique to contemporary dollhouses will be on display. $10pp. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. 284-7008

“Les Miserables”

Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium, Meredith. Presented by the Streetcar Company. $15/adults, $12/seniors. 279-7408

Saturday 26th Pure Prairie League

The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551

Spring Benefit Auction

Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, 400 West Main Street, Tilton. Viewing 12-1pm, Auction starts at 1:15pm. Lunch of hot dogs, chips and a beverage available. 729-0245

White Park, Concord. 10am-2pm. Free, family-friendly event with nonstop programming, demonstrations, competitions and educational opportunities. There will be a chance for family dogs to become part of the action, as they compete in the costume parade, best trick competition, best features dog show and obedience. Plenty of dog-related vendors will be on hand also.

Legends of the Lakes Region – Music Jam

VFW, 143 Court Street, Laconia. 8pm. Door prizes, raffles, 50/50. To benefit the Children’s Auction. $15pp. Tickets available at Café Déjà vu, Studio 23, Dr. Buckle & Mr. Hyde, Greenlaw’s Music and Patrick’s Pub. 998-1418

Breakfast and Bake Sale

Masonic Lodge, 410 West Main Street, Tilton. Full breakfast, including eggs cooked to order. $7pp. 524-8268

Family Fun Fair Cosi Fan Tutte

Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord. 225-1111 or

Community Resource Fair

NH Sportsplex, Bedford. 10am-2pm. The Family Fun Fair is an interactive event that features activities, games and exhibits for the whole family. $5pp with a cap of $20 per family. www.

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Mother’s Day Craft Show In Tilton On Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, Don’t miss the Mother’s Day Craft Show at the Tanger Outlets in Tilton. Mother’s Day Craft Show - Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Hours for the show are 10am to 5pm each day.Buy American Made Arts & Crafts It will be a fabulous fair with a variety of different art & craft exhibitors including pewter miniatures, glass art, Ben’s NH maple syrups, bat & bird houses, fine jewelry, cutting boards, wood turned pens, clocks, cribbage boards, floral arrangements, metal silhouettes, personal care products, felted animals, handpainted glassware, quilts, clothing, kettle corn, & lots more!!! Food + Music of Tim Janis + Free Adm - Info Joyce (603)5284014 or - Directions: I-93 Exit 20 & Bear Left (Opposite BJ’s) See you there!

Meet The Gubernatorial Candidate On Saturday April 26, from 10-11am, gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Hemingway will be attending a “Meet and Greet” at Gilman Library in Alton. “I look forward to hosting this event for Andrew. He is an energetic, small government candidate who solidly supports the NH and US Constitutions. I will be standing with Andrew in his bid for Governor and I am sure he will be eager to meet the folks here in the Belknap County area,” says Rep. Jane Cormier, District 8 Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton. For more information about this event, contact Rep. Cormier at 603 781 5695. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Pure Prairie League In Plymouth At 7:30pm on Saturday, April 26th The Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth presents country-rock pioneers Pure Prairie League. Known for hits like “Amie,” “Let Me Love You Tonight,” and “Fallin’ In And Out Of Love,” they are also hailed as trailblazers in forging the genre itself. Local rockabilly and country artist Houston Bernard will open the night with his band. Tickets for Pure Prairie League are on sale now for $34, and $39 for premier seating. For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www. or call 603-536-2551.

Pub Mania Shuffle Spring Series Get your sneakers ready for the start of the Pub Mania Shuffle Spring Series, a 2 1/2 mile fun run/walk every Wednesday beginning Wednesday at 6pm, April 23rd and running for 8 weeks. Created as a fundraising event for the Patrick’s Pub Mania event and the WLNH Children’s Auction, the Shuffle has similar intentions as the Pub Mania event itself. The course begins at Patrick’s parking lot in Gilford and meanders over and through the beautiful Meadowbrook property before looping back to Patrick’s. Organizers stress that the Mania Shuffle is not designed to be a competitive event. The $10 entry fee will be donated to the Pub Mania team of your choice and includes a complimentary beverage and chance to win in a post-shuffle raffle. The Mania Shuffle will run for 8 weeks, rain or shine. Start time is 6pm sharp and participants are encouraged to arrive at least 20 minutes early for registration. 100% of the proceeds of the Mania Shuffle will pass through to the WLNH Children’s Auction and on to children, families and programs here in the Lakes Region. Last year Pub Mania raised $177,545 for the WLNH Children’s Auction and has now raised $562,000 in the first five years of the event. For more information about Patrick’s or the Pub Mania event, please visit or email

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by Debby Montague Book Reviewer

The Troubles Trilogy by Adrian McKinty, Seventh Street Books.

day Dead. A few months back, between books and nervous without a good read, I was reminded of Adrian McKinty by another Irish writer, Stewart Neville (The Ghosts of Belfast, Ratlines – Soho Crime) and thought that a dose of McKinty would be just the thing. Sean Duffy

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To The Editor: I believe most Americans want other Americans to be happy and successful. However, despite claims to the contrary, Progressive politicians fight for the special interests that reward them, even if helping the special interests hurts most Americans. Let’s consider something of vital importance to children, public education. Over the last 40 years Progressive politicians have taken increasing control over public education resulting in increasingly bad results, especially for the children of poor families. Progressive politicians keep telling us that we must spend more money, and education costs, like healthcare costs, have tripled (in constant dollars). But unlike healthcare spending which greatly enhanced life quality and longevity, education quality has declined. The problem is not insufficient money but the education establishment’s monopoly over public education. The education establishment, like all monopolies, dislikes competition and change, and it wants to protect its 19th Century, horse and buggy, model of education. Just putting computers in the classroom or generating topdown programs like Common Core is not exploiting the 21st Century possibilities, such as individualized education, which are already revolutionizing education where it is embraced. Unfortunately, the education establish-

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ment has been successful using campaign support to essentially bribe Progressive politicians for protection from change and competition. Students in bad schools are condemned to poor preparation for adulthood unless their parents are rich or unless parents can choose their child’s school. Often at much less cost than public schools, Charter and private schools demonstrate significant educational results for the same children that were failing in, and dropping out of, public schools. Yet, instead of embracing the tremendous benefits to children from school choice, Progressive politicians, in support of the education establishment, fight against school choice. Some of the first actions of Pres. Obama, New York’s new Mayor de Blasio, and Governor Hassan have been to close down, or stop creation of, Charter schools and/or stop school choice programs, despite their extraordinary results. Progressive politicians have become masters at offering privileges in exchange for campaign support. What is best for most Americans, in this case what is best for children, is sacrificed to benefit the special interest groups and the politicians themselves. Conservatives believe that the purpose of public education is not to support the education establishment, but to provide an education that prepares

This newspaper was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert as Calvert’s Weirs Times and Tourists’ Gazette and continued until Mr. Calvert’s death in 1902. The new Weirs Times was re-established in 1992 and strives to maintain the patriotic spirit of its predecessor as well as his devotion to the interests of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Cocheco Valley area with the new Cocheco Times. Our newspaper’s masthead and the map of Lake Winnipesaukee in the center spread are elements in today’s paper which are taken from Calvert’s historic publication.

students for a successful adulthood. Therefore, Conservatives encourage school choice and competition to develop continually improving techniques, tools, and educational results. Conservatives want everyone to be successful. The fight for changes that improve public school results is just one area where Conservatives have been fighting to improve Americans’ lives. Don Ewing Meredith, NH.

Painting Another Law To The Editor: There is a bill in the Senate for paint disposal. What it amounts to, a 75 cents tax. Let’s have more rules! Government isn’t big enough! Will we have the Paint Disposal Police? I guess someone had problems disposing the paint. In my town we have a Saturday in the summer and can bring hazardous waste and dispose of it then. If not convenient, then I can go to the waste center. It is very convenient. I have no problems. The people running it, do a very good job, in that it takes very little time. Other states have passed it.... So if they are dumb enough to do this, does the State of NH has to do it too? Please, not another law. Linda Riley Meredith NH

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Getting Along

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

This is a big week in the area of Flatlander/Native relations. As the weather changes for the better (I think) and the area comes back to life, many Flatlanders will be arriving for the weekends. Some to open up their summer homes, others just to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life (especially the bustle). The natives, on the other side of the coin, are also getting out of their houses, many for the first time since December, and are looking to get away from the lingering cobwebs of Cabin Fever. Unfortunately, sometimes when these two worlds collide, things aren’t always pretty and we must all be reminded of this every year. Even though I have lived here for close to thirty years, still and always a Flatlander myself, I understand the plight of those who come to the area for the first time after a long hiatus. I also understand the reaction of the natives and those who believe they are natives just because they have lived here year-round for many years. (You can find out why you’ll never be considered a native in my book “The Flatlander Chronicles� Shameless Self Promotion.) I have made it my life’s work, well at least my work for the past few years, to do all I can to help keep Flatlander/Native/Those

Who Think They Are Native relations on an even keel. As one who understands his Flatlander roots as well as having assimilated well into the native society, I have carefully studied, in my spare time (bathroom breaks), why there can sometimes be friction between the classes and I offer the following thoughts to all involved to consider. I am hoping that my advice will help to keep some of those bad moments from developing into worse ones. Natives and those who think they are (here forward to be called yearrounders) often get agitated with the driving habits of those from away. They curse under their breaths to those who go too slow (“idiot�) or those who go way too fast (“maniac�). We year-rounders need to be a little more sympathetic. Many of us have been called “idiots� as well when we visited other places, not always sure where we were going and sometimes just taking in the scenery that the locals, tailgating us, usually take for granted because they live there. So, give them a break and a little room, we have been there ourselves. As far as the “maniacs� go, well I can’t think of much nice to say about them, they are “idiots.� There is one obvious sign of the arrival of the season of people from away to year-rounders. It is the springing up of abandoned shopping carts in all of the prime parking spaces at the supermarket. Usually left by arriving visitors anxious who are in a rush to gather supplies for the weekend so as to get to their summer homes and open them up. We yearrounders get agitated as we circle in vain to find a spot near the store that is

not impeded by an abandoned shopping cart. This used to be a major problem causing many confrontations between year-rounders and Flatlanders. Recently, to remedy this situation, our governor signed into law a bill that would impose huge fines on those who don’t take their cart to the corral when done. It’s true, I’m not making this up, I’m serious, go ahead, try it, see what happens and don’t say I didn’t warn you!! Another huge problem that develops this time of year is at area restaurants. Year-rounders, used to many months of going to their favorite restaurant at their own leisure and always getting their favorite table and favorite server, now begin to feel the stress of knowing that they need to get to that place before the crowds get there and get their table. This stress only adds to the year-rounders lifestyle which will compound over time and be particularly fueled by things, say an errant shopping cart, into all out war (remember the famous Flatlander/Native and those who think they are war of 1957? No one wants another one of those.) So, to year-rounders. Take a chance.. Sit at another table, try another menu item, step outside of your comfort zone. Live a little. It’s summertime after all. I hope my suggestions might help us all to have a smooth and event free season. Flatlander/Native/Those Who Think They Are Natives relations will never be perfect but with a little understanding and civility we can all get through the season together. Well, maybe not the “maniacs.�

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From The State House Lawfare: The Use of the Law as a Weapon of War Now that the recent legal action taken by five area Democrats against Rep. Worsman and myself has been denied by by Rep. Jane Judge James Cormier D. O’Neill Belknap District 8 III, Belknap County Superior Court, I would like to comment on this most unfortunate and wasteful county lawsuit. The term “lawfare” comes to mind. By definition, “lawfare” is the weaponizing of our legal system and using it as a blunt instrument. Now, this suit, brought forth by Rep. Ruth Gulick, (New Hampton/Center Harbor) and Reps. Beth Arsenault, (Laconia); Lisa DiMartino, (Gilford/

Meredith); Ian Raymond, (Sanborton), and David Huot, (Laconia); alleged Belknap County Delegation Chair, Colette Worsman, and I, Jane Cormier, Clerk, violated the Right to Know Law by permitting Rep. Comtois, (Barnstead) to participate by phone at a February 18 meeting. Because Rep. Comtois voted NOT to pass the Commissioner’s budget for 2014, as proposed by the Democrats, the vote was a tie - 7 to 7 and the motion did not pass. Well after this vote occurred, Rep. Worsman and I were served by the Sheriff. The next day, on March 4, the County Convention voted to pass the Convention budget containing a modest 1.5% increase versus a much larger 8+% increase as proposed by the Commissioners. While it is clear the See cormier on 26

The Legacy of Obama’s Illegal Alien Aunt Zeituni Onyango, President Obama’s illegal alien aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in by Michelle Malkin peace. AmerSyndicated Columnist ica, however, should be up in arms.\ Auntie Zeituni is an enduring symbol of all that is wrong with this country’s immigration “policy” -- or rather, its complete lack of a coherent, enforceable system of laws and rules that puts the national interest first. She was a beneficiary of the welfare state run amok, enabled by bipartisan fecklessness. To the bitter end, she bit the hand that fed her with predictable ingratitude and metastatic entitlement. Zeituni’s 14-year illegal overstay is a reminder that our temporary visa program is an abysmal joke. Like millions of foreign students, business people and tourists to this country, Auntie Zeituni obtained a short-term visitor visa in 2000. It had an expiration date. She was supposed to go back to Kenya in two years after traveling here with her son, who had been accepted at a college in Boston. But like millions of other “temporary” visa overstayers, Auntie Zeituni never went home. And despite billions spent on homeland security and immigration enforcement, no one ever went looking for her to kick her out of the country after her time was up. Auntie Zeituni had no job skills, no special talent, no compelling reason to keep her

here in America as an asset to our culture or our economy. She didn’t value the American Dream. She was a dependency nightmare. She collected $700 a month in welfare benefits and disability payments totaling $51,000. Somehow, Auntie Zeituni also drummed up money to apply for asylum and finagled her way into both federal and state public housing in Boston. She contributed nothing to this country. The only “work” she did was gaming the system, complaining about her lot and blaming everyone else for her problems while they subsidized her 14-year illegal overstay. Auntie Zeituni’s ridiculous asylum application and what happened afterward are reminders that our asylum and deportation systems are appalling jokes. Auntie Zeituni’s bogus request was rejected by the immigration court system. A judge ordered her to return to Kenya in 2003. She appealed. She lost. A judge again ordered her to leave in 2004. But Auntie Zeituni never went home. Like an estimated 700,000 other deportation absconders, she evaded the judicial order for nearly a half-dozen years and continued to feed at the government trough. When the Bush administration had the chance to put the pedal to the enforcement metal in 2008, they caved. Pandering to pro-amnesty forces, Bush officials issued a 72hour cease-and-desist order to all fugitive apprehension teams to spare Obama embarrassment over his auntie right before Election Day. As an Immigration and Customs Enforcement source told me at the time: “The ICE fu-

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Ukraine’s Unfolding Drama UNITED NATIONS—The fate

of Ukraine, one of Eastern Europe’s largest countries, hangs in the balance. On the one hand, by John J. Metzler ”spontaneous” Syndicated Columnist political demonstrations and government building seizures by pro-Russian separatists, are bringing an air of deliberately planned disorder to the country’s eastern regions bordering Russia. On the other, rhetorical posturing by the United States and European Union, while clearly warranted, creates a sense of an impending clash with Moscow. We all know the timeline. Late last year when Ukraine’s government turned down a lucrative trade pact with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Moscow, clashes erupted in the capital Kiev. The political opinions then and now reflect Ukraine’s cultural “fault lines,” namely the eastern regions tend to favor Russia while the larger western regions look towards Europe. After the corrupt pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych was toppled in February and fled to Russia, an interim government was established in Kiev. Moscow was not amused. Ukraine’s orchestrated disorder stems from the political choreography of Russian President Vladimir Putin who is using this controlled crisis to facilitate a step by step destabilization and possibly dismemberment of a sovereign country. In the afterglow of the successful Sochi Winter Olympics, the Kremlin went for an encore, and annexed Crimea, a majority Russian ethnic peninsula. While Washington and European capitals offered sympathy and echoed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, beyond slapping Putin’s wrist with some sanctions, not much could be done. Russia’s annexation of strategic Crimea was viewed as a fait accompli, a done deal. After a brief pause, Putin then presented Act 2, the encouragement and possibly coordination of pro-Russian armed separatists to create chaos in the Donetsk region.

The supporting cast here includes over 40,000 Russian troops who are coincidently and conveniently just across the border from this Ukrainian region. Clearly while this industrial area is steeped in Russian sympathies, it does not mean it wishes to formally join the Motherland. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Moscow’s actions represent “an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state. This could potentially be a contrived pretext for military intervention, just as we saw in Crimea.’ Knowing the possibilities, NATO has wisely militarily reinforced vulnerable members bordering Russia in the Baltic states. Still the pro-Russian separatists are steeped in the old Soviet-style “agitation-Propaganda” tactics where the mob creates local control and authority, and then cries wolf as being the victims when the central Kiev government reasserts its legal authority. Calls for local referendums and all sorts of autonomy for these restive eastern regions, while seemingly logical, deliberately forget that such moves must be approved by the whole Ukraine, not just disgruntled partisans. The tactic reached new levels of diplomatic theatre when Moscow’s UN delegate Vitaly Churkin called for a rare Sunday night emergency Security Council session to dramatize Russia’s concerns over bring the victim of Ukraine! Russia’s wider narrative is repeated again and again by the chorus, namely that the Kiev government is a “neo- fascist clique” who was not democratically elected. Echoes of the Cold War abound. Yet a recent UN Human Rights Council report rebuffs much of Moscow’s myth; while there were some attacks against the ethnic Russian community, “these were neither systematic nor widespread.” What we are witnessing is the stage managed political drama where the aggressor claims to be the victim, and then conveniently may call upon the nearby Russian army for “fraternal assistance.” Provocations by either side could trigger a pretext for action. Complicating the situation are Ukraine’s presidential elections slated for May 25th.

Moscow is likely pushing for more destabilization, which in turn will make Ukraine’s economic crisis even deeper. Russia would very likely rather see an independent Ukraine implode, being all the more vulnerable to Moscow’s

bullying. Still the real risk remains that Ukraine’s historically Russian and Orthodox oriented eastern regions could be coerced into an semiautonomous state which would

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Statistical Frauds The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that by Thomas Sowell women earn Syndicated Columnist only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination. It would certainly be discrimination if women were doing the same work as men, for the same number of hours, with the same amount of training and experience, as well as other things being the same. But study after study, over the past several decades, has shown repeatedly that those things are not the same. Constantly repeating the “77 percent” statistic does not make them the same. It simply takes advantage of many people’s ignorance -- something that Barack Obama has been very good at doing on many other issues.

What if you compare women and men who are the same on all the relevant characteristics? First of all, you can seldom do that, because the statistics you would need are not always available for the whole range of occupations and the whole range of differences between women’s patterns and men’s patterns in the labor market. Even where relevant statistics are available, careful judgment is required to pick samples of women and men who are truly comparable. For example, some women are mothers and some men are fathers. But does the fact that they are both parents make them comparable in the labor market? Actually the biggest disparity in incomes is between fathers and mothers. Nor is there anything mysterious about this, when you stop and think about it. How surprising is it that women with children do not earn as much as women who do not have children? If you don’t think children take up a mother’s time, you just See Sowell on 27


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It’s no secret that the Sox have been struggling a bit so far this season. It’s also no surprise to say that we shouldn’t be stressed yet, because it’s a long season and they will pull it together and most likely have a good season. In spite of this knowledge, I have heard people on the radio and even some folks I know, sounding the emergency alarm and jumping ship. This is probably just reflective of their disappointment at seeing struggles in the early going of a World Series defense. Anyway about it I think we can all agree that it’s too early to give up. This did get my focus stuck on a really simple question: how often in life do we quit too early? Not on the Sox, but on ourselves. I think most people do “okay” in life. How many do great? How many live the life they

want to and how many of us live the life we simply have? I think this can apply in most areas of life: money, health, relationships, career, and dreams. As a chiropractor, this all goes hand in hand with total well being. Remember, as a person you are not a collection of parts, but a whole unit compromised of physical, mental, and spiritual parts. If one area suffers or lags behind then that person will be unwell. I believe most people do have in their possession the wherewithal to achieve better wellness/wholeness and to move closer to the person that they want to be. They simply have to want to change, I mean truly and desperately. So why, instead of pushing on towards the idealization of ourselves, do we pull up short on the journey? The reasons vary but here are a few: we get comfortable where we are, we accept less for ourselves (maybe we think we deserve less), we are scared to fail, we don’t know the next step to take, we don’t believe in ourselves, and perhaps we are simply too impatient (meaning if results are fast or easy we bail). We’ve all been here I think. I know I have. The point being: we don’t have


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to stick where we are in life. We can change things to make me better for ourselves. This list of reasons are all easily countered. Ask yourself: have I quit too early on the life I want and if I did, why? Take a cold hard look at yourself. Knock down the illusions that we hide behind and answer honestly. Then turn the reasons to quit on their ear. Know that you are worth earning your goals. Understand that it’s okay to be scared and in all probability there will be failures along the way and results won’t be instantaneous, keep pushing. If you are unsure of how to proceed on the path ahead of you, seek someone who has been there and ask for help. The hardest part is making a honest assessment of ourselves, after that it’s simply the courage to jump and go for it. Ultimately, the end goal doesn’t have to be huge (though it can be). Rather, it has to be positive. It has to improve your life. If you can do this then you will improve the lives of others around you as well. We need healthy people in our communities. People who are physically healthy, but also mentally happy, and spiritually satisfied. People who are passionately chasing their goals. This is true health and a worthy ideal. This is health you can’t buy or gain through external means. This is health earned and built by you. It only takes a little courage and a lot of grit. A never say die mentality will take you a long way towards successful outcomes. The main thing remains: don’t quit on yourself too soon. I’ll leave you with this quote from Winston Churchill: “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”

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mom, in keeping with family tradition, also travels to the Lakes Region from Salem a few days a week to help at the store.) “I was always kind of the weird kid at school,” said Latham. “I wasn’t allowed to drink milk or eat candy and I had kind of a crazy hippie haircut.” When she was a little older, the realization that she wasn’t getting sick like some of the other kids was an enlightening moment. “I realized then that this healthy lifestyle really was about something important,” said Latham. After high school, Chellsey decided to step away from the health food store and focus on the other great love in her life – horses - and she attended college to focus on that. Eventually Chellsey, now married, bought a horse farm with her husband where they had planned to train and board horses. Unfortunately, the town of Newton, New Hampshire, where the farm was located, turned down their request so they turned it into a horse rescue farm. “It was a hard life. I used to ride around the country rescuing horses,” said Latham who suffered a lot of injuries along the way. It was also getting expensive to run the farm and they eventually sold it.




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Dr. Julie Furlan is One of Eight Doctors in NH Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine The new Natural Roots & Remedies storefront at Patrick’s Plaza in Gilford. Chellsey went back to school to study Natural Medicine. “My grandmother never thought you could learn about it in school,” said Latham. “She felt it was something you had to grow up with to know and she never went to school to learn it and I did realize at first that I already knew a lot of what I was learning but I also learned a lot of things I didn’t know.” Chellsey’s grandmother, who had been a smoker at an earlier time in her life, developed lung cancer and died within four months. “She was the foundation of our family,” said

Chellsey. Eventually the family decided to sell the store. “I didn’t know if I wanted to open a health food store at first,” said Chellsey. “I really wanted to focus on a holistic health consulting business.” Chellsey and her husband, Bill, who both had always loved the Lakes Region, decided to move to the area. Still she wasn’t sure yet what she would exactly be doing. “It was a lot harder to move his landscape construction business and start again,” said Chellsey. “I was looking for a store See roots on 12

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front and was told about this space here in Gilford. The minute I walked in I knew I was supposed to be here. There was something telling me. I always felt that my grandmother is with me and was a part of the decision. I finally saw the vision.” That vision was a health food store along with holistic health consulting services. Officially opening in January of this year, after some renovations, business on both ends has been slowly growing. “I opened the store as a gateway to the consulting,” said Chellsey. “The consulting part is really more of a guidance and transition. It’s not easy to make the changes to great health. It isn’t a quick fix, it’s a journey. A journey that you will want to commit to or it won’t work.”

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Chellsey admits that not everyone is ready for that journey, that is why she makes it a point to use a portion of the first consultation to explain what that journey is and not everyone is willing to make the changes. “I have broken the ice with a lot of people who weren’t open to this and have had a lot of success,” said Chellsey. “I am meeting new people every day. It is exciting.” The health food store itself is based closely on her grandmother’s approach. “I carry about all the same products my grandmother did,” said Chellsey. “She didn’t carry it because it was popular and selling, she carried it because it was a good product.” Chellsey also emphasized that she prefers to work with smaller companies where she feels

Chellsey Latham follows in her grandmother’s footsteps. She won’t carry a product just because it sells well, she insists on quality. she gets a better, more natural product to sell. Natural Roots and Remedies has also partnered with Brookford Farm in Canterbury to be a dropoff point for Brookford’s CSA members. Chellsey emphasizes that the key ingredient in being healthy is always in the food that we eat and even though organic is looked at as an essential ingredient for health food, even that labeling isn’t a guarantee. “To do it right and do it

real is not always easy,” said Chellsey who works with farms that use selfsustaining agriculture. “Food is the root of it all.” As she grows in her present location, Chellsey has her eye out for future growth as well. “I would like to expand at some point, maybe a second or third New Hampshire location,” said Chellsey. “I’d also like to add a Smoothie Bar using fresh fruit and vegetable juices plus I’d love to incorporate a wellness farm

into the mix.” Whether or not any of these plans come to fruition any time soon doesn’t seem to matter to Chellsey, she’s enjoying both her new business and, more importantly, carrying on a family tradition. Natural Roots & Remedies is located at 28 Weirs Rd (In the Patrick’s Pub Plaza), Suite #1, Gilford, NH. Call 603-2930600 or visit on the web at

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Honor and Remember, They Died to Preserve OUR America! Henry Steele Commager (19021998) Historian and a u t h o r Source: Freedom and Orby Niel Young Advocates Columnist der, 1966: “Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.� ******** Since 9-11-2001 our Freedom and security has been in question. George W. Bush was not a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. There will always be the question if “W� made the right decision. At the time, this American wanted revenge and to send a message; if you are on American soil, and you kill ONE or 3,000 of our American brothers and sisters, WE will find you, and punish the country that harbors you; several thousands, if need be, will pay the price. This is America – we are Americans – America is the most generous country in the world. America has been there when others declined. How many years has America been the beacon of freedom, of invention, of thought, of expression, and security? ******** On a positive note, my wife Betty, Stephanie, my daughter, and I, will attend the New Hampshire Chapter of Honor and Remember 2nd Annual Gold Star Family Luncheon this Sunday April 27. This is an opportunity to be among others who have lost a member of their family while the loved one served our country in uniform. Susan Peterson has been such a hero of mine for her

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Bleeding Hearts

by Steve White Contributing Writer

When they descend on your backyard this spring, be certain to have a steady supply of black oil sunflower and safflower seeds.

arrive and choose amongst the prospective males for the best mate. Favorite habitats for rose-breasted grosbeaks are deciduous forests and woodland edges. Typical backyards divided by trees and shrubs are natural attractants for these birds to lay their eggs in. In spring, th e m a l e rose-breasted grosbeak’s breeding plumage is striking. The head and back are black, the belly and

elms seeds, hickory blossoms and white ash buds. Gypsy moths and tent caterpillars are regular table provisions for this gardener’s friend. For backyard birders, it is especially delightful that these songbirds have an affinity for sunflower seeds. The white safflower seed with its high oil fat content is also relished by grosbeaks. As summer approaches, the large flocks of rosebreasted grosbeaks break off into pairs with predeSee white on 26

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rump are white and the upper breast has a beauShare your love of backyard birds, blooms and other things tiful triangular patch of with Weirs Times readers. If your photo, sketch or other type of bright red, the “bleeding heart.” Females resemble image is selected as the best entry representing this month’s enlarged sparrows with a theme you will win the monthly prize featured below and be broad white eyebrow and entered in a drawing for a grand prize valued over $100. heavily streaked breast. These robin-sized songThis Month’s Contest Theme: birds show white flashes “SIGNS OF SPRING” in the wings as they fly, Submit entries to but the most positive idenor bring them in to Wild Bird Depot in Gilford. tification of this species is the large, conical beak. Featured Prize of The Month: The Peek-A-Boo Window Birdhouse Rose breasted grosbeaks Attach one to your home or office window and search for food in the same turn an ordinary window into new life drama with woodland areas they inPEEK-A-BOO a view! Available at Wild Bird Depot in Gilford, habit. The Window trademark Birdhouse beak allows them$16.99 to con>>Mention the “Something Wild” contest this sume a largeYouvariety of Get All of This: month for an exclusive discount on this item!* •Peek-A-Boo Birdhouse seeds, fruits and insects. *one discounted item per customer, discount valid only during the month item is featured as the prize. •2-Way Mirror Film A typical diet •Privacy will include Curtain Card Made in

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Ossipee Town Hall, 55 Main Street, Center Ossipee. Doors open at 7pm. Eric Rolnick will call the dances while Puckerbrush play tunes from the Celtic, early American and French Canadian traditions; a broad scope of fiddle tunes that became the New England Repertoire. $7/adults, $5/ students and seniors and $3/children under 12. 539-6460

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Monday 28th

Building, Laconia. 11am. Dr. Bryon Middlekauff of PSU will explore more than 1 billion years of history of the development of Vermont and New Hampshire landscapes and the reasons why the agricultural foundation of each state is so different. Free and open to the public. 524-5600

Rebecca Rule – Humorist and Local Historian

Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street, Meredith. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 279-4303

Wednesday 30th

Michael Sims to Read and Discuss Book

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“Steamboat Bill Jr.” – Silent Film with Live Music

Meredith 250th Anniversary Committee Meeting

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College of Saint Mary Magdalen, 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner. 8pm. Free to the college’s students and faculty, $5pp for all else.

Highland Grange Hall at the Andover Congregational Church, 7 Chase Hill Road, East Andover. 8:30am-2pm.

Sunday 27th 19th Annual Model Train Show

Cawley Middle School, 97 Whitehall Road, Hooksett. 10-3pm. Large collection of train layouts, various scales, over 50 vendors, kids activities and more. $4/adult, $1/kids or $10/ family. 315-0084

Opening Reception

Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord. 2-4pm. Pastel Society of New Hampshire’s 9th

RiverRun Book Store, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth. 7pm. 431-2100

Meredith Community Center, Meredith. 6-7:30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to get public input and ideas for the celebration that is being planned for 2018. 279-9015 Tuesday 29th Concord Food Co-op, 24 South Main Street, Concord. 12-2pm. Local dietician/nutritionist Traci Komorek will be on hand to answer your quick health and nutrition questions. Free. First come, first served. 410-3099

Tea & Talk – Linda Green

Moultonborough Public Library, Moultonborough. 12:30-2pm. “Perfect Storm” author, Linda Green will discuss her new book “Lifesaving Lessons”. $30 to reserve spot, includes copy of book. 253-8858 to register

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Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord. 225-1111 or Squam Lakes Science Center, 23 Science Center Road, Holderness. 10:30am-12pm. Participants will learn how to identify trees and explore the many uses of trees and find out how to plant and care for them. Attendees will take home a sapling tree to plant. $7/member, $9/non-member. 9687194

NH Poets to Read from New Collection

Portsmouth Library, Portsmouth. 6:30pm. This event will showcase some well-known NH Poets whose work appears in the collection “The Widow’s Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival”. The collection celebrates the strategies that widows must learn to deal with the shock of bereavement, the changes in their lives, and the realization that nothing will ever be the same. T4tu@comcast. net for more info.

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Thursday 1st Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-6pm. 9687643

From Mess to Masterpiece – Art Workshop

The Studio, 50 Canal Street, Laconia. 5:30-7:30pm. Owner, Melissa McCarthy will guide you through the process of creating your mess with ink marks using non-traditional tools and then using filters to find your masterpiece. This out of the box technique will unveil your inner artist. $5pp. Space is limited. Snacks and beverages will be provided. for more details.

or $15 per family. 524-0835

Fri. 2nd – Sun. 4th “Harvey”

Garrison Players Arts Center, Route 4, Rollinsford. Fri. and Sat. 8pm. Sun. 3pm. 7504ART

Saturday 3rd Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm. 9687643

Flea Market

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

Free Paper Shredding Day

Thurs. 1st – Sun. 4th

Bank of New Hampshire, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia. 9am-12pm. All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips may be left on documents. 800-832-0912

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Housing Information Day

Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. This project commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. www. or 279-0333

Friday 2nd Rummage Sale

Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm. 9687643

Lakes Region Singers Concert

First United Methodist Church, Rt. 11A, Gilford. 7:30pm. Suggested donation of $8pp

Wakefield Town Hall, 2 High Street, Sanbornville. 9am-2pm. Hosted by the Eastern Lakes Region Housing Coalition. For anyone looking into renting or buying a home. 569-4216

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termined breeding territories to defend against their common enemy, the brown-headed cowbirds. Female cowbirds lay their eggs in grosbeak nests and leave the parental duties to the surrogate females. It is not uncommon for cowbirds to toss the grosbeak eggs to the ground to make room for their larger eggs instead. These “bleeding hearts” are cousins to the brilliantly plumaged evening grosbeaks from Canada. It is a blessed backyard indeed to have both species simultaneously spend an afternoon as guests for a most colorful display. 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 Like us on Facebook for great contests and prizes.

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gitive operations group throughout the U.S. was told to stand down until after the election from arresting or transporting anyone out of the U.S. This was done to avoid any mistakes of deporting or arresting anyone who could have a connection to the election, i.e., anyone from Kenya who could be a relative. The decision was electiondriven.” Such stand-down non-enforcement orders are standard operating procedure in Washington. Auntie Zeituni’s illegal activity and ingratitude were rewarded time and time again. She got multiple bites at the immigration court apple, where it ain’t over till the alien wins. Despite twice being ordered to go home, the feds allowed her bogus case to be reopened. After breaking visa laws, campaign finance laws (she donated illegally to Obama three times), deportation rules and judicial orders, she was allowed to have yet another hearing. Her manufactured claim of a “credible fear of persecution” in Kenya made a mockery of every legitimate case for asylum or refugee status. “If I come as an im-

migrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen,” Auntie Zeituni demanded. She griped that America had “used” her and then cashed in on a book about her travails called “Tears of Abuse.” And then, after a decade of doing absolutely nothing to enhance the wellbeing of our country, she received a coveted green card in 2010. Neither Republican nor Democratic leaders in Washington had the will to kick this trash-talking freeloader (or her drunkdriving, deportation-evading, amnesty-securing deadbeat brother Omar Onyango) out of our home. Auntie Zeituni’s story is a disgraceful reminder that the only thing worse than the ingrates thumbing their noses at our immigration laws are the people in power on both sides of the aisle enabling them. Open-borders bipartisanship is suicide. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is

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Democrats did not like losing, they apparently liked Rep. Worsman and me even less... “Gulick vs Cormier” should never have happened. If there was a true issue with the aforementioned vote, the suit SHOULD have been against the entire Belknap County Delegation rather than just two delegation members. Rep. Huot, former judge and attorney, actually had to address this “error” and amend the lawsuit to the entire Belknap Delegation AFTER the April 3 hearing at Belknap County Superior Court! But, here is the kicker - Reps. Gulick and Huot KNEW I WAS NOT EVEN IN ATTENDANCE AT THE MEETING IN QUESTION! Now, if Democrats wanted to file suit against the entire Delegation, I would naturally be included in that suit. However, this is not what the original suit maintained. Instead, 5 representatives decided to single out Rep. Worsman and myself to pursue a civil action against us. This is typical of how “lawfare” rears its ugly head. For weeks, the public got to read about this “lawfare/lawsuit”. While

the innuendo ran rampant, I do not recall getting one request for comment from the Laconia Daily Sun. Yet, the articles just kept flowing. And, I am sure this was the desired action. These five Democrats, lead by Huot and Gulick, decided since the legislative process did not go their way, they would wage war in the ‘court of public opinion’ against Rep Worsman and myself. The goal was to try to discredit and tarnish our reputations by filing this dishonest legal action. But, they lost. The Judge denied the Democrats’ claims. I can only imagine, as a former Judge, Rep. Huot knew it would fail all along. Unfortunately, true process and professional integrity also lost in this frivolous lawsuit. But perhaps worst of all, the five Democrats who pulled the “lawfare” card, are going to make Belknap County taxpayers pay the bill. This is probably the most deplorable deed of all. Remember that come election time.

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haven’t raised any children. How surprising is it that men with children earn more than men without children, just the opposite of the situation with women? Is it surprising that a man who has more mouths to feed is more likely to work longer hours? Or take on harder or more dangerous jobs, in order to earn more money? More than 90 percent of the people who are killed on the job are men. There is no point pretending that there are no differences between what women do and what men do in the workplace, or that these differences don’t affect income. During my research on male-female differences for my book “Economic Facts and Fallacies,” I

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don’t look any deeper than job titles. Unless, of course, you are not looking for the truth, but for political talking points to excite the gullible. Even when you compare women and men with the “same” education, as measured by college or university degrees, the women usually specialize in a very different mix of subjects, with very different incomeearning potential. Although comparing women and men who are in fact comparable is not easy to do, when you look at women and men who are similar on multiple factors, the sex differential in pay shrinks drastically and gets close to the vanishing point. In some categories, women earn more than men with the same range of characteristics.

If the 77 percent statistic was for real, employers would be paying 30 percent more than they had to, every time they hired a man to do a job that a woman could do just as well. Would employers be such fools with their own money? If you think employers don’t care about paying 30 percent more than they have to, just go ask your boss for a 30 percent raise! Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at




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called to the scene of a murder where a body with a dismembered hand is found. Though the crime scene indicates the IRA, it’s not precisely

a political killing. Sean goes on the trail of a serial killer who is targeting homosexuals. I Hear Sirens In The Streets (2013) Duffy’s

pursuit of truth and justice get tougher in the second book of McKinty’s trilogy. The torso of an American found stuffed in a suitcase puts Sean

on a collision course with the RUC, MI5, the FBI, and the IRA, but Sean won’t be stopped until he finds the answers. In The Morning I’ll Be Gone (2014) Disgraced and demoted after the run-in with the FBI it looks like Duffy’s career in the RUC is over when he’s set-up on a hit and run charge and suspended. MI5 to the rescue, perhaps, when they recruit Sean to find Dermot McCann, an IRA bomb-making escaped prisoner and a former school mate of Sean’s, before McCann can launch a major bombing campaign. Sounds like good reading, right? McKinty’s Troubles Trilogy is excellent reading. Three novels about a flawed, brave and just hero, a turbulent setting, great writing, lyrical dialogue, absorbing mystery, packed with fast-paced confrontations are just the thing to relieve the ennui of daily life. So what is the trouble with trilogies? When they are written as well as McKinty’s Troubles Trilogy they leave you wanting to know what happens next. Do the Troubles finally end for Duffy with a bomb under his car, or an IRA assassination, or total and final humiliation by the RUC or MI5? Or does Sean’s perseverance and sense of justice bring him safely to the end of the Troubles? Wanting more isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sean Duffy wants more justice; I want more good reads with characters like Sean Duffy, and Adrian McKinty wants to write more novels. So there’s no trouble after all. I won’t be checking for a bomb under my car every morning, but I will be on the lookout for more great writing by Adrian McKinty.


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The Wildcat Trail celebrated its 80th Anniversary this season! Seen across Pinkham Notch, Tuckerman Ravine is the bowl in the center and the John Shurburne Ski Trail is the white squiggly snow line seen below Tuckerman Ravine. patenaude from 13

special about being eye level with Mount Washington’s famous ravines. On Wildcat’s trail map under the bold heading of Vertical, Value & Variety— The #1 View in the East is

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Washington’s ravines. This should remove any confusion between Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines (and yes you can see Mount Adams and Mount Madison too). Our first run from the summit was down Polecat, all 2.75 miles; it’s the longest novice ski trail in New Hampshire. The trail was groomed nicely and we stopped several times to admire the view. While the snow was warming up we stuck to the groomers. By mid-morning we ventured out on the steeper trails and made our way down over the bumps. The black diamond Wildcat Trail celebrated its 80th birthday this season. From the April 5th Celebration description, “Cut with axe and cross-cut saw by the hands of the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1933, the Wildcat Trail was among the first ski racing trails in the United States.” This is a timeless trail that is fun to ski or snowboard. The trail

Loving the springtime bumps on the Wildcat Trail.

Having lunch on Wildcat’s deck in the warm sun is a spring treat. Winter is still on the mountain and summer operations will begin Memorial Day Weekend. The Wildcat Express’ quad chairs will be replaced with gondolas for the summer. Remember on Father’s Day, June 15, when you buy a ticket for the scenic gondola ride your Dad can accompany you for free! isn’t wide like modern race trails but still maintains its character and follows the ridge and flows down the fall line. The skiing over the spring snow bumps were soft and made it easier to make turns and to keep a solid rhythm down the

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slope. At this time Wildcat doesn’t have a set closing date and I sure hope they make it to the end of the month. I sure like the smell of suntan lotion and having a red face not caused by frost bite—skiing in April sure beats skiing in December! There’s snow and if there is a demand I am sure they’ll keep running their lifts until we stop showing up! The snow conditions are looking good for this to be their 8th continuous year for being the last ski area open in New Hampshire. Have Fun!

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Renowned Composer/Pianist Ann Sweeten at Franklin Opera House

Internationally celebrated American Composer and Concert Pianist, Ann Sweeten will be performing at the Franklin Opera House on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 in the evening. A Steinway piano is being provided for the concert by Frederick Johnson Pianos in White River Jct., Vermont. A six time music awards nominee and ASCAP Popular Awards Recipient from 2002-2013, with 10 chart-topping albums, 3 compilation albums and a brand new DVD, “An Evening with Ann Sweeten -Live at the St. George” over the last 17 years, Ms. Sweeten also holds the coveted distinction of Steinway Artist. Her last release, In the Wake, she co- produced with Grammy awardwinning artist/ producer and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman. On her new album, Tapestries of Time, Ann Sweeten continues her role as producer in another collaborative effort with Will. He had this to say: “the pieces on her new recording continue to surprise with their stunning performance and episodic composition, but are somehow more cohesive

Pianist Ann Sweeten will be performing at the Franklin Opera House on Saturday, May 17th at 7:30pm.

and focused than ever. The resulting experience is one of dazzling chance taking which never strays from the emotional center of her intent. Not content to rest on her laurels, Ann Sweeten continues to evolve as an artist and performer.” One of the more distinctive and recognizable musical signatures among all the piano/keyboard players recording today, Ann Sweeten’s style, comprised of intense passion, a brilliant melodic sensibility and heady technique will enamor fans of Robyn Spielberg, David Lanz, Yanni and George Winston alike. With 5 Star ratings, the media uses “exquisite piano artistry..”, “beauty incarnate..” “a true maestro at work”, “world-class”, “among the best performing pianists on the planet” to describe her work. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on line at www. or by calling the box office at (603) 9341901. Adults are $22, seniors $20 and children $10. Franklin Opera House Inc. is located at 316 Central Street (Franklin City Hall) in Franklin.

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