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VOLUME 23, NO. 26

THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, june 26, 2014

COMPLIMENTARY

New England Author Fair in Center Harbor

Annette Lee, Co-Founder & Head Brewer at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton. Throwback, which was started in 2010, is just one of the diverse craft beer breweries that have opened around the state, many in just the past few years. courtesy Photo

There’s Lots Brewing Around New Hampshire These Days by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

What do you have planned for this weekend? A ride around the lake, a trip to the mountains or even a ride to the seacoast? Why not add another dimension to your travels and take

the time to visit a few of the places that are helping New Hampshire become one of the country’s premier craft beer locations. It is also New Hampshire Craft Beer Week that goes through this weekend, giving you even more reason to check

out some of the original and tasty brews made right here in our own backyard (or front yards in some cases). It seems like one only has to turn around and a new New Hampshire craft brewery is coming on-line. It was only a few months ago when the State of

New Hampshire put out a “Brewery Map” to give visitors and natives a handy guide and map to visit the then twenty-four breweries in the state. Since then a few more have opened and today there are over thirty New Hampshire breweries opSee brewing on 32

On Saturday, June 28th from 10am to 1pm, over twenty authors from around New England will be at Bayswater Books in Center Harbor to meet readers and to autograph copies of their books. Among the authors on hand will be humorist Rebecca Rule and Yankee Magazine editor Edie Clark. Other authors include Andy Opel (The Witches: A Winnipesaukee Adventure), Ron Guillmette (The Islands Of Winnipesaukee), Mark Okrant (Murder At The Grands), Jane Rice (Bob Fogg and NH’s Golden Age of Aviation), Carol Anderson (New England Life of Bob Montana, History of Gunstock, History of Belknap Mill), Dan Szczerny (Buffalo and Tough Cookie), Brendan Smith (The Flatlander Chronicles) and other authors. For a full listing visit bayswaterbooks.com

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June Thursday 26th Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market

Cate Park, 233 South Main Street, Wolfeboro. 12:30-4:30pm. More than 25 vendors. 569-6342

Moultonborough House and Garden Tour

Tickets will be available at $35pp and can be purchased at the Moultonborough Public Library and Bayswater Book Company in Center Harbor. All necessary information regarding property locations and directions will be included in the ticket purchase.The homes, Inn and gardens can be visited anytime between 10am and 4pm.

Featured Artist Reception – Jean Kennedy

The Belknap Mill Art Gallery, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia. 5-7pm. Kennedy will be showing her paintings reflecting her love of flowers, nature and the outdoors. 524-8813

Prince & Princess Day

Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough. Calling all kids! Receive royal treatment and participate in fun activities such as: prince and princess lessons, arts

and crafts, story time and more. Come dressed as a prince, princess or a knight! Regular admission price plus $5 per activity bag. 476-5900

Friday 27th The Artimus Pyle Band’s Ultimate Tribute to Lynyrd

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

Happy Together Tour 2014

Hampton Beach Casino, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton. www.casinoballroom. com or 929-4100

3rd Annual Lakes Region Mah Jongg Tournament

Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Gilford. All day American mah jongg tournament includes catered breakfast and lunch, cash and door prizes. Email lakesregionmahjonggtournament@ gmail.com for entry and info. $30pp. 524-5071

100th Anniversary Celebration and Organ Recital

Sanbornton Congregational Church, 21 Meetinghouse Hill Road. 7pm. 9345717

PBVRC AYCE Spaghetti Dinner

American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland. Guest speaker Andrew Hemingway, candidate for NH

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Tilton Farmers Market

Tanger Outlet Center, 120 Laconia Road, Tilton. 3-7pm. More than 30 vendors. 496-1718

The Matthew Stubbs Blues Band

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $12pp. BYOB. 527-0043

Fri. 27th – Sun. 29th The SmokinStangs Laconia – Mustang Rally

This is a “moving rally” with multiple locations in New Hampshire. Rally participants have the opportunity to come and go as they please, with activities taking place daily at various locations. www.smokinstangs.com 490-0474

Saturday 28th Yard Sale – Craft Fair – Bake Sale

Andover Congregational Church, 7 Chase Hill Road, East Andover. 8:30am-2pm.

The Bel Airs – Live Music

The Mill Fudge Factory, 2 Central Street, Bristol. 7:30-9:30pm. 7440405

Elvis Costello

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

Annual Summer Bake Sale

Out front of Aubuchon Hardware Store, Rt. 25, Meredith. 9am-sold out. Presented by the Community Garden Club of Meredith. 279-7783

The Chief’s Cup – 4th Annual Golf Scramble

Pheasant Ridge Golf Club, Gilford. Registration 8am, shot gun start at 8:30am. $110pp includes, golf, cart, lunch and welcome bag. To benefit RVYSEF. www.rvysef.org

Strawberry Festival

Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South Street, Bow. 10am-2pm. Food, vendors, Disc Dogs, dance demos and more. Blessing of the animals at 10:15am. Free event. Rain or shine. 228-1154

Craft Fair and Flea Market

Moultonborough United Methodist Church, Route 25, Moultonborough. 8am-2pm. Over 40 vendors. 4765152

Bake Sale

Bristol Shop n’ Save, Bristol. 9am -1pm or until all baked goods are sold. 744-3885

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The Taylor Home, 435 Union Ave, Laconia. 10:30am. This presentation will help answer questions such as: What is assisted living? Who benefits from it? What should you look for in an assisted living facility? It is geared towards adult children looking for options for loved ones. 366-1400

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Spaghetti Dinner in Ashland The Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee will be hosting all you can eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, June 27th at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland. Guest speaker will be Andrew Hemingway, candidate for NH Governor. Free door prizes. Price: Adults $10; Children 5-12 $5; 4 and under free; Special family price $25. Time: 5-7pm. Contact Omer at 603-536-2224 or Cindy at 603-536-3880.

New Horizons Band Concert The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, under the direction of Mary Divers, will play several concerts during the first week of July. On Wednesday, July 2 at 6:30pm, the band will kick off it’s summer season with a concert at the Moultonborough Bandstand, located on Rt. 109. Guest soloist for the concert, which will feature both the full band and the Laketones Jazz ensemble, will be tenor sax player Charlie Jennison. In celebration of the season, the band will be playing a program that includes patriotic music and features several well-known American composers. This concert is appreciatively sponsored by the Meredith Village Savings Bank.

Central NH Amateur Radio Club Field Day On Saturday and Sunday, June 28th & 29th, the Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club Field Day will be holding emergency communication demonstrations at Profile Falls, 2 miles south of Bristol from 2pm until dark on Saturday and from Sunrise till 2pm on Sunday The public is welcome to attend. Follow signs to the event. New Hampshire Humane Society holds Summer Adopt a thon at VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital

NH Humane Society Summer Adopt-A-Thon This June, New Hampshire Humane Society (NHHS) in partnership with VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, will spotlight a variety of cats, kittens, puppies and adult dogs available for adoption at their annual Summer Adop-A-Thon, Saturday June 28th 10a.m to 3p.m. Following what is usually an initiative for cats, the local shelter has included all pets for this event with the goal of adopting as many pets as possible during this one day adoption extravaganza. Adding to the festivities, Ben & Jerry’s will be doling out four euphoric selections of their delectable dessert, including a newly launched flavor, the rather aptly named Turtle Cheesecake. Proceeds from Ice Cream sales will benefit the homeless animals awaiting placement at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia. Those wishing to adopt a new pet will be able to finalize adoptions the same day, provided all necessary paperwork is complete. Adopters will receive goodie bags to accompany their new pet home. To learn more about the Adopt A thon check www.nhhumane or call 524-3252 for details. Information about the Open House can be accessed by calling VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital 524-8387 or check www. vcalakesregion.com

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Graduating Class To the Editor: Today we are celebrating the achievements of graduating students. We applaud them and wish that they achieve their dreams. While we are happy for those who are prepared for their next endeavor, we need to recognize that many of our schools are just not good enough for students or for our country’s needs. Too many graduates are not prepared for the next level of education or for a decent job. And, far too many students drop out of bad, dangerous and uncaring schools and end up poor and/or incarcerated. Changing the names of top-down driven programs, e.g., now Common Core, previously No Child Left Behind, continues to fail and neglects the real problems anyway. There are thousands of great and millions of good public school teachers. But thousands of bad teachers and administrators, who cannot be fired, harm school morale and deprive millions of students of their opportunities for good starts in life. We have tried sending our public schools

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increasing amounts of money and federal directives for decades, but that doesn’t fix the problems caused by bad teachers, bad administrators, and an educational establishment stuck in the past. Charter schools provide options for the fortunate few lucky enough to get in. Some parents, even very poor parents, struggle to send their children to private schools so they can avoid failing public schools. Their stories are heartbreaking. I recommend watching the documentary movie, “Waiting for Superman�, available in many libraries, including Meredith’s. Taxpayers fund great public educations, spending (in 2011) on average $13,041 per pupil in public schools versus $8549, $8001, $6018 in private, charter, and Catholic schools respectively (http://www. edreform.com/2012/04/ k-12-facts/). Sadly, too many public schools don’t deliver quality results. It’s long past time for Americans to demand the changes needed so each child can get a good education in a good, safe school. It’s time to change how public education money is spent. Every tax dollar collected for public education should be directed by a child’s parents to the school the parent selects for his or her child. Don Ewing Meredith, NH

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Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Man Frederick Douglass gave one of the great July Fourth orations in American history. by Rich Lowry Speaking Syndicated Columnist in Rochester, N.Y., in 1852, he hailed the accomplishments and ideals of the Founders, before denouncing the nation’s departures from the faith of the Declaration of Independence with the righteousness and fury of an Old Testament prophet. Douglass is one of the nation’s greatest champions of freedom. The former slave fought for it for himself and for others, and in his speeches and writings left a record of devotion to liberty that will echo through all time. In his youth as a slave on

the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Douglass looked at the sailboats on the Chesapeake with envy, as he wrote later in his first memoir: “You are freedom’s swift-winged angels that fly round the world. I am confined in bands of iron! O that I were free! O, that I were on one of your gallant decks, and under your protecting wing!” Douglass forged his own freedom through shrewdness and will. When the wife of a household he was serving began innocently to teach him to read, her husband rebuked her: “A n----- should know nothing but to obey his master -- to do as he is told to do. Learning would spoil the best n----- in the world. Now, if you teach that n----- how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave.” That was all Douglass needSee lowry on 33

A Fed-Up Veteran Blasts VA “They don’t care.” As Obama administration officials pivot like haywire jewelrybox ballerinas to divert attention away from by Michelle Malkin the nationwide Syndicated Columnist Veterans Affairs disgrace, a reader who has been fighting the system urged me to urge Capitol Hill and the American public to stay focused. This former Special Forces soldier and medic served his country for 25 years. He worked in the health care field managing military field medical clinics. “I know how health care is supposed to run, even in austere or lowbudget environments,” he says. And in his nightmarish, ongoing experience, the VA is an epic, deadly, monstrous failure. He minces no words: “They’re getting billions of dollars, and they treat veterans like s-t. There’s no accountability, no buy-in, among civilian unionized employees. We mean nothing to them. It’s like going to the DMV for your health care.” Over the past four years, the veteran tells me, he has been under direct VA care for two major line-of-duty-related injuries, including one combat-related injury. One of the medical centers that treated him -- or rather mistreated him and maltreated him -- is the Coatesville, Pa., VA. It’s the same facility where four vets died due to medical malpractice, leading to nearly $1.4 million in settlements to vets’ families, according to The Center for Investigative Reporting. The harrowing cases included

two fatal failures to monitor patients, improper management of a psychiatric patient, and wrongful diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a patient. These details are all too familiar to my reader. “I have been misdiagnosed, had a missed diagnosis, and had delays of care lasting months,” he says. “My records have been lost, changed, split and mismanaged.” He has experienced firsthand the same “slowwalking” of care that millions of other VA patients have encountered and scores have died from -- a systemic modus operandi of “lie, delay, deny.” The vet gets a catch in his voice as he relates a horrible anecdote. After refusing to return to the Coatesville facility and seeking treatment at another VA clinic one day, he became nauseous. Instead of allowing him to lie down on a gurney, a nurse made him vomit outside so he wouldn’t soil the bed. He believes the office was open not to treat patients, but as a front for nurses to pick up extra shifts. He has encountered similar degrading and condescending treatment across the VA system. When he appealed for help and advocacy within the system, the veteran was met with a stone wall of “Not My Job”-ism. Through denials of care, contraindicated medications, repeated mistakes and delays of pharmacy items, he endured callousness, humiliation and stigmatization. “When I get angry, they call me ‘crazy.’” Classic blame-the-victim tactics from the VA abusers. Big Government politicians want to throw more funding at the VA, as usual. The veteran offers a scathing reality check: “There is ample money to address See malkin on 33


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Syrian Violence Spreads and Devours Iraq UNITED NATIONS —Set to

the tempo of escalating viol en ce, widespread human rights violations, and spreading reby John J. Metzler gional conflict, Syndicated Columnist Syria’s civil war continues into its fourth year. But beyond the increasingly grisly statistics, a UN panel has concluded the crisis has reached a “tipping point” threatening the entire region. Tellingly, both sides to the conflict, the Assad family regime and the gaggle of Islamic fundamentalist rebel groups share blame for the bloodletting. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, a respected Brazilian diplomat and legal scholar who served as Chair of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria warned the UN Human Rights Council, “With warring parties in unrelenting pursuit of the illusion of military victory, violence has escalated to an unprecedented level. Perpetrators of crimes have no fear or thought of consequence.” Pinheiro stated chillingly, “Impunity has made its home in the Syrian Arab Republic.” Significantly, the near political paralysis of the UN Security Council has created another logjam. The USA, Britain and France have to varied degrees of enthusiasm tried to foster political change in Syria. Russia has offered military sup-

port to the Damascus rulers as well diplomatic cover fire in the Security Council. Three draft resolutions since 2011, were shamelessly vetoed by the Moscow/Beijing tag team. American diplomacy was checkmated and Syrians of all persuasions suffered. Realistically this means the Council has been sidelined. Pinheiro advised, “The international community, and specifically the Security Council, has yet to demand accountability for the crimes that are being committed daily against the Syrian people. Through their inaction, a space has been created for the worst of humanity to express itself.” The report states, “Syrians live in a world where decisions about whether to go to the mosque for prayers, to the market for food and to send their children to school have become decisions about life and death.” Paulo Pinheiro concedes that attempts to reach a political settlement have been abandoned and that the “warring parties have recommitted themselves to the dangerous illusion that military victory is within reach. ” He adds some states continue to deliver large arms shipments to the Syrian government while others support armed groups. Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the players. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), an Al-Qaida offshoot, is a case in point. While the terror-

ist organization has firm roots in both Iraq and Syria among Sunni Muslim jihadis, the group opposes both the secular government in Damascus and Baghdad. They don’t comprise the majority of the rebels but they sadly seem among

the most effective. In Iraq, the ISIS terrorists have stunningly seized large swaths of the northern “Sunni triangle” in their quest to create a regional Islamic state. Syria’s civil war is spreading, not

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A Bitter Aftertaste The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especialby Thomas Sowell ly bitter afterSyndicated Columnist taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind. Surely we need to learn something from a tragedy of this magnitude. Some say that we should never have gone into Iraq in the first place. Others say we should never have pulled our troops out when we did, leaving behind a weak and irresponsible government in charge. At a minimum, Iraq should put an end to the notion of “nationbuilding,” especially nation-building on the cheap, and to the glib and heady talk of “national greatness” interventionists who were prepared to put other people’s lives on the line from the safety of their editorial offices. Those who are ready to blame President George W. Bush for everything bad that has happened since he left office should at least acknowledge that he was a patriotic American president who did what he did for the good of the country -- an assumption that we can no longer safely make about the current occupant of the White House. If President Bush’s gamble that we could create a thriving democracy in the Middle East -- one of the least likely places for a democracy to thrive -- had paid off, it could have been the beginning

of a world-changing benefit to this generation and to generations yet unborn. A thriving free society in the Muslim world, and the values and example that such a society could represent, might undermine the whole hate-filled world terrorist movement that is seeking to turn back civilization to a darker world of centuries past. But creating such a society, if it is possible at all, cannot be done on the cheap, with politicians constantly calling for us to announce to the world -- including our enemies -- when we are going to leave. The very idea is silly, but everything silly in not funny. We haven’t yet announced when we are going to pull our troops out of Germany or Japan, and World War II was over more than 60 years ago. Turning those militaristic countries around was one of the great achievements in human history. Their neighboring countries have been able to enjoy a peace and security that they had not known for generations. Perhaps what was achieved in Germany and Japan made it seem that we might achieve something similar in Iraq. But “the greatest generation” that had fought and survived the horrors of war around the world was under no illusion that trying to turn our defeated enemies around would be easy, quick and cheap. Creating democracy in Germany and Japan was a goal, but not a fetish. Creating a stable and viable government amid the ruins and rubble of war was the first priority and a major responsibility. You cannot create instant democracy like you are making instant coffee. There are prerequisites for a free society, and the foundations of democracy cannot be built on chaotic conditions with widespread See Sowell on 40


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the American Diabetic Association has in fact been harmful, bad advice making diabetes worse! Their new research shows that diabetics should be switching to a diet that’s about 30% fat, 30% protein, and about 40% low starch vegetables and fruits (carbohydrates)”. So here’s the take-home message: Fat doesn’t make you fat. Sugar makes you fat. Eating good fats can actually help you stay healthy. So, eat good quality fats and real, whole, fresh food, and don’t worry about it.” For more information on this topic, questions

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I was on vacation last week. Well, not a vacation, but a “stay-cation”, as some call it. I typically take two weeks off a year, one around Christmas and one in the summer. We decided to stay local, because 1) we had family coming from 20 hours away to visit us here and 2) we live in the Lakes Region, which essentially means we are blessed to find ourselves in a vacation spot daily. While I was resting, I did find myself occasionally thinking about work and things I should be doing or could be doing, instead of recharging. I think this is common feeling for most folks… whether it be a day off, a free hour, or a vacation; the feeling that I should be busy always lurks. Let me give you (and myself) a piece of advice: you don’t have to feel this way. I don’t know where this fallacy comes from that we should always be busy.

This is just who we are as a culture now. A report last year from the Center for Economic and Policy Research looked at the 21 countries considered advanced economies or rich nations. These countries were 16 European countries, the US, Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand. Our country is the only one NOT required to give workers paid vacation. The fact is: without paid vacation it’s hard for many to take time off. Furthermore, many folks are not too busy by choice, but simply have to work more than one job to make ends meet. This is our reality as Americans currently: to keep up, we have to stay busy. Money isn’t the only thing that stops us though. In fact, according to a 2014 Glassdoor survey US employees only take 51% of their PAID time off. The pressure to be productive, to protect your job, or to try and get ahead appears to be too great. Being active and productive is good for an individual. There does come a point, though, where it is too much and it can become a health issue. There are connections to those who vacation/ take time off from work with increased happiness and decreased depression. There is also evidence according to the Framingham Heart Study that men who

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Sun., June 29th at 2:00 p.m.– New Hampshire National Guard - 39th U.S. Army Band Woodwind Group. The Guard performs patriotic and military music guaranteed to inspire your “toes to tapping.” For details, visit www.music. army.mil/organizations/pages/default. asp?unit=39AB&p=performances. Tues., July 1st at 7:00 p.m. – Songs and Stories from the War Years. Ramblin’ Richard presents beloved songs of World War II and tells interesting facts about them. Fri., July 4th – Wolfeboro’s 4th of July Parade. Watch our military vehicles in the parade and then visit the Wright afterwards. Tues., July 8th at 7:00 p.m. – Flight of Remembrance. Attend Author Marina Kirsch’s book signing and presentation about her family’s experiences in WWII Germany and post-war America. Visit www.kirschstonebooks.com. Sun., July 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Annual Family Day. Bring your family to the Wright for a fun day of music, food, and rides in our military vehicles. Tues., July 15th at 7:00 p.m. – Freedom From: FDR Commander in Chief. Jeffry Urban talks about FDR’s leadership in World War II. Wed., July 16th – Wright Museum’s Birthday. If you share a birthday with the Wright Museum, you and one guest will be admitted free. (You must present an ID showing your date of birth.) Sat., July 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Sentimental Journey Ball. Come celebrate the Wright’s 20th anniversary with deserts, drinks, and dancing to 1940s-era music. Reserve your place by calling 603-5691212 or e-mailing donna.hamill@wrightmuseum.org. Sun., July 27th through September 7th –Snapshots of D-Day: Photographs of the Normandy Invasion. Come see

this special exhibit honoring the 70th Tues., September 2nd at 6:00 p.m. anniversary of that seminal battle. Visit – The Rape of Europa. Watch the www.nationalww2museum.org. Academy Award-nominated documentary about the systematic theft, deliberate Tues., July 29th at 7:00 p.m. – D-Day: destruction, and miraculous survival of The Price of Freedom. Watch Tim Europe’s art treasures during the Third Gray’s film that follows five veterans as Reich and WWII. they revisit locations where they landed on D-Day. September 13th through October 25th Visit www.wwiifoundation.org. –Anne Frank: A History for Today. Come see this special exhibit about Tues., August 5th from 10:30 a.m. Anne Frank and how prejudice, hate, to 4:05 p.m. – Wright Museum Film and violence can grow and dominate our Festival. Watch five of Time Gray’s lives, if we let it. Visit www.annefrank. documentary films back-to-back about com. the June 6th invasion of Normandy. (Fifteen-minute intermission between Sat., September 27th – Smithsonian each.) Visit www.wwiifoundation.org. Museum Day Live! 2014 Visit the Wright Museum and other participating Tues., August 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. – Native American Contributions during museums for free on September 27th. For more information, visit www. World War II. Professor Dana Benner smithsonianmag.com/museumday. talks about Native Americans’ oftenoverlooked contributions to World War II. Sat., August 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Third annual “Cruise in to the Wright” Antique Auto and Motorcycle Show. Come see some great antique cars and motorcycles. A fun day for antique car buffs and people who just enjoy looking at magnificent automobiles. Tues., August 19th at 7:00 p.m. – Honor Flight New England. Joe Byrne talks about the Honor Flight program and how you can arrange for someone special in your own life to take an honor flight. Visit www. honorflightnewengland.org. Tues., August 26th at 7:00 p.m. – Anne Frank: An Indestructible Voice. Tom White places Anne Frank’s voice and experiences within the historical context of her life. Visit www.keene.edu/ academics/ah/cchgs.

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I Cannot Support Party Above Principle and People If a man like Dan S n y d e r wants to name his team “Reds k i n s ” America can choose not to atby Niel Young tend their Advocates Columnist games. That is a business decision. Where in the US Constitution does government get to tell him how to run his business? Why does a man who has a small business and strong religious beliefs and principles face prosecution for setting his rules within his business by the US Government? What if a Liberal restaurant owner employs grubby looking (dirty hair, rings in many different locations about the face, ears, lips, eyebrows) am I required to eat there? Or do I get to close their restaurant knowing the owner and his staff find that many folks enjoy the dining experience? ******** David McConville comments in NH Union Leader 6/17: “President Obama told us all what he had in mind for a ‘transformation of America’ in his book ‘Dreams From My Father.’ Few believed he would be as radical as he really is. Most of us thought that Obama was just the usual socialist wanting to transfer wealth and power from the rich to the poor within the country. How wrong we are. President Obama wants to fulfill the “dream of his father” which is to bring America DOWN TO THE LEVEL of the rest of the world by transforming America’s traditions which made us rich to the traditions of socialism which makes other countries poor. Obama is already, by his economic policies, exporting Ameri-

can wealth, while importing poverty.” Looking at the situation, however, King Hussein Obama began the transition within a year. He had a plan. First, turning Black American against White American. He would also travel the world to apologize for America. What had we done SO wrong in Obama’s eyes? Barack The First also proclaimed; having turned the nation into slight turmoil, “I have lit the fire for a race war, why not some multicultural havoc? I will pit Gay folks against Straight Christians, and AG Holder and I will pour some gasoline to ignite a cultural war by putting those who use the First Amendment as creating HATE CRIMES. This is a good time to solidify the baby killer doctors across the nation, after all, it is about a woman’s body. Barack said: I will not punish my daughter with a baby! ******** The elephant (GOP) does not have a very good memory. How many republicans who had benefited from being a member of the party who during an election or had a job thanks to the GOP were “Republicans for Lynch”. How many Jennifer Horn? Need help in remembering? Bernie Streeter, Grif Dalianis (husband of the Judge), and Judd Gregg’s guy Joel Maiola. Don’t care about the spelling. This “republicans for (fill in the blank with the Democrat’s name) goes back to the days of Mel Thomson. Then it was republican Dave Nixon as a Democrat. Jennifer, when the ESTABLISHMENT is not happy with a conservative who will not be dictated to, they openly support the Democrat. How many republicans stood by our conservative women when

the Dems purposely referred to them as “Tea Baggers”?* ******** One has to wonder why Scott Brown refuses to take questions from someone like me during a live radio talk show. This seems to be a pattern with the Establishment NH GOP. Stay clear of a conservative host who has the answering tour where candidates ANSWER questions relative to the issues. In my 18th year of buying airtime (selling advertising) I have been able to build a listenership across the state of NH and beyond. Why are the candidates afraid to be my guest? Rubens, Smith, and Karen have taken questions from me and the callers. Party unity only goes one way. Unfortunately a 6 year term insulates the victor once the ballots are counted. Sen. Ayotte does not have me on her rolodex. And I voted for her! She doesn’t have to answer our questions for another 2 years. I would be honored to have Jeanne Shaheen visit me in studio during a trip to Laconia this summer. Heck, she was a co-sponsor of a piece of legislation I sponsored in ‘93-’94 term for the thenNHMA (Maura Carroll). ******** My daughter from Hampstead: “Funny how my hard drive crashed and it took 3 months to retrieve ALL of my files (7+ years accumulation) for 1200$ - little outfit in Wisconsin. You don’t think the FBI or CIA could do it in less time with the government’s money? Where there’s a will there’s a way. Maybe I should send the white house a business card from Gillware Software ( https://gillware.com/ services.php).”

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Songs and Stories From the War Years The Wright Museum in Wolfeboro will host the first session of its “Tuesday Night at The Wright 2014 Summer Educational Programming” on Tuesday, July 1st. “Songs and Stories from the War Years” will be presented by Ramblin Richard beginning at 7pm Doors open at 6pm. Many of us of all ages love the songs and music from the WWII era, 1939-1945. Ramblin’ Richard’s entertaining program focuses on some of the most beloved American songs and music from that era. Songs like Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover, Sentimental Journey, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, and Harbor Lights.” Richard not only plays and sings the songs, accompanying himself on guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele, but he tells fascinating and unfamiliar stories about the songs as well. Admission is $7.00 per person and free for Wright Museum members. Space is limited.Call 603-569-1212 to reserve your seat today.

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You can go tour small Nano breweries like From The Barrel Brewing Company in Londonderry and Throwback Brewery in North Hampton. Nano breweries only brew small batches of beer at a time. (Definition wise â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a brewery is a building or establishment where beer is brewed, a microbrewery produces less than 15,000 barrels per year mostly exotic or high quality, a brew pub is a commercial establishment that brews its own beer for sales and is typically combined with a restaurant.)

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fully just getting their feet wet to a certain extent. Some breweries produce their beer for sale at other locations, while others have their own restaurants and brewpubs that highlight their concoctions as well. In the case of Moat Mountain in North Conway which also features its own Inn, a great way to finish out a day of brewery tours and tastings. There is a wide variety of ales ,pilsners, stouts and porters in flavors that continue to amaze, way too many to list here. Beer is poured into bottles and capped, into kegs for use at local restaurants and poured into growlers, large (usually)

glass bottle or jugs with resealable caps where customers can take home fresh brewed beer straight from the tap. The burgeoning craft beer industry in New Hampshire has also, obviously, been great for the local economy. It has also been a boon towards opening up new experiences for the consumer. Most breweries now offer â&#x20AC;&#x153;tastings.â&#x20AC;? Much like local vineyards, beer lovers can now visit the breweries, often being able to take tours and then being able to sample the varieties of beer while learning the process of how a great beer is crafted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to use that we educate the consumer on the craft beer See brewing on 35


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59 Adidas rival 60 Bill Clinton memoir 64 So-so mark 65 Ob- - (doc who delivers) 67 Suffix with Gotham 70 Clean up copy 71 Campus mil. org. 72 Held on to 75 Like bouncy, fast music 78 Chou En- 81 Turn sour 82 Blockheads 83 On - with (much like) 86 Claimed 87 Throw forcefully 89 Mauna 92 1980s first family 93 Flavor enhancer, for short 95 Thrashed (about) 96 Wood of film 97 Certain Ukraine resident 98 Like 99 Asimov and Mizrahi 100 Bends 101 Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s declaration of concern 102 Alternative to 36Across 103 Tackle 104 Singer Ray of the big band era 105 Refrain from taking further action 106 Haughty type 112 Horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gait 114 Trendy juice berry 116 Lugosi or Bart k 119 Sun. lecture 121 Neroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,501


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Houses For Sale NINE ACRES

Beautiful Center Chimney Cape that is Perfectly Situated for Privacy on over Nine Acres of Fields and Woodlands. Quality throughout this Three Bedroom & Two Bath home which has been Meticulously Maintained. Located in Milton w/ Easy Access to Route 16 for your commute. 15 minutes to Rochester. Mary Beth @ Northern Exposure RE 603-3440927 MLS# 4361096

Houses For Rent HOUSE FOR RENT Center Harbor Lakes Region Inter-Lakes School District. $1200 per month Three bedroom ranch with 1.5 baths. Quiet street with beautiful view of mountains. 1 yr. lease. no pets no smoking.603-253-3060 Tilton 3 bedrm, 2 bath house, nice location, garage, lg family rm, stove, fridge, w/d hookup, lease, deposit, references, no pets. $1,350 per mo. plus utilities 603-520-6525

DIABETIC TEST STRIPS: Will pay CASH. Most types accepted-up to $15 per box. We redistribute strips to others in need. Unopened & unexpired only. Call Derek 603-294-1055

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2006 Chevy Cobalt 2006 Chevy Cobalt in great condition in and out. Blue 4 door sedan with 127k miles. Very reliable. Price includes 4 new snow tires. $4,000.00. 603-731-7983

Bed, clean. Sealy closeouts from Macy’s. Super Nice! $350-$450. Kings and Fulls. Can deliver. 603-235-1773.

4.44 Surveyed acres located on Rines Road. Quick Route 28 access/ minutes to Wolfeboro or Alton. High Quality soils, driveway into lot, town maintained road. $64,900 Call Jeff @ 603-859-5500 Northern Exposure RE

VIEWS & FIELD

Beautiful 10.6 Acres with Open Field and Mountain Views on paved town road. Beautiful country setting. Surveyed, Test pit & soils, topo, over 1100’ of road frontage, Must see this property. 15 minutes to Plymouth. $89,000 Call Mary Beth @ 603-344-0927 Northern Exposure RE

For Sale

Bedroom Set. 7 piece. Solid Cherrywood Sleigh. New in boxes (all dovetail). Sacrifice $795. Can deliver. 603-2351773.

anything sale! Paugus Bay Campground, 96 Hilliard Road, Laconia. 9am-2pm. Crafts, Avon, 31 Bags, baked goods and more!

Hot Tub. 5-6 person. 2014 Model. All options, cover and warranty. Cost $6500, sell for $3300. Can deliver. 427-2001.

Experienced and Talented “GO TO PERSON” We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced individual for our Moultonborough store. You must have a working knowledge of all operations in a lumberyard including the yard, counter sales and have the ability to work with contractors and homeowners. This is a full time position.We can offer the right individual a competitive compensation package that offers the usual benefits including 401k, paid vacations and holidays. Resumes only please to: Sherry Hodgdon, Office Manager or e-mail sherry@ablumber.com

TRAINING SERVICE SALES 603-528-2632 GILFORD, NH

Kitchen cabinets. Glazed cherry, solid wood, never installed. Cost $6600. Sell for $1700. 603-969-2646.

LU M BER BAR N S

Pembroke 129 Sheep Davis Rd. Pembroke, NH 03275 EOE

Moultonborough Route 25, 121 Whittier Hwy. Moultonborough, NH 03254


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You Are Invited! ®

If you want to find out about Cruising, this is the day to come and meet the experts!

Sunday June 29th, 2014 11am - 3pm 81 Whittier Highway Moultonborough, NH

We’re celebrating the opening of our brand new 30,000 sq. ft building! CruCon® Cruise Outlet has received awards from leading travel industry organizations:

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 Open House, Tours & Job Fair!

Come meet the CruCon® Team, drop off a resume and see our new facility!

 Cruise Show! Meet & Chat with Cruise Line Representatives!  Refreshments & Prizes! We’re giving away 15 sets of luggage!  Radio remote! WLNH & WNHW  Sneak Peak! Exclusive first look at our Annual 4th of July Firecracker Sale!

Founded in 1995, CruCon® Cruise Outlet is a full service North American cruise travel agency working with guests from all over the world! From our headquarters in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, we send over 90,000 people on cruises every year! We love living and working in New Hampshire and are pleased to share our success with you as we celebrate the grand opening of our new facility. CruCon® Cruise Outlet has been providing the best value in cruise bookings since 1995 and are one of the top national award winning cruise producers in North America.

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