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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, July 11, 2013

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VOLUME 22, NO. 28

THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, July 11, 2013

COMPLIMENTARY

Castle In The Clouds At Lake Winni Museum

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The Story of Kimball’s Castle

When the Lady of The Lake first began to haul passengers and freight

from Alton to Center Harbor the owner almost immediately began to realize great profits since there was no competition. This state of affairs came to the attention of Ben Kimball and other directors of the Concord and Montreal R.R. So that it was not surprising to discover that ownership of the ship had quietly passed to the Concord and Montreal. At that point the Boston Maine decided to join the fray and the DOVER, owned

by Boston Maine went into service. But Kimball’s line controlled the docking facilties at the Weirs and so held the upper hand until the B&M acquired a facility at Meredith. From then on it was a hot race… The Lady of The Lake vs. The Dover, the Chocorua and the Jim Bell. Competition got keener until the B&M determined to top it all off with a boat to end all competition... the Mt. Washington, the biggest and fastest thing on the

lake. It signaled the beginning of an era of rivalry which lasted eighteen years. Finally, the largest and fastest won out. In 1893, the Lady of the Lake made her final trip from Wolfeboro to the Weirs. In 1894 she was towed to Glendale where she was pulled up on the beach to provide living quarters for the workmen building Kimball’s Castle. When that assignment was completed, the ship See castle on 13

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Kimball’s Castle in Gilford has recently been in the news as the historic Lakes Region landmark has been declared unsafe and, according to town officials, must be torn down or enclosed by fencing. The following story is a compilation of past stories of the Castle in the Weirs Times as well as added recent history.

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Kimball’s Castle in Gilford, NH. was built in 1899 by Benjamin Kimball and was once one of the Lake’s Region most spectacular views. Today, it sits abandoned and considered unsafe as it awaits its fate.

Saturday, July 13th, Michael Desplaines, executive director of Castle in the Clouds will give a power point presentation on the ongoing restoration work of the Castle at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Rte 3 in The Weirs, next to Funspot. The Lucknow Estate was built during 1910 to 1914 by Thomas Plant, a self-made millionaire who built it as his retirement home. He died penniless in the early 1940s as a result of bad investments, and as such the house was never modernized or redecorated. This program starts at 11am in the museum’s air-conditioned, newly renovated barn. The program is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Please RSVP to 603366-5950. For more info visit www.lwhs.us.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz

River Run Deli, Alton. 5:30-7:30pm. Local artist and teacher will walk you through the steps necessary to complete your own masterpiece in 2 hours.$30pp, food included. BYOB. 875-1000

The Full Monty

“Loons – The Call of the Wild” – Nature Talk Series

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The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Show recommended for ages 12 and up. www.winniplayhouse.org 279-0333 The Barnstormers, 104 Main Street, Tamworth. 323-8500. www. barnstormerstheatre.org Through Sun. 14th

Dreamgirls

Interlakes Summer Theatre, InterLakes Community Auditorium, Meredith. 1-888-245-6374 or www. interlakestheatre.com

Through Sun. 28th The Complete History of America (Abridged) Jean’s Drive,

Playhouse, 10 Papermill Lincoln. $30/adults, $25/

Art Night Out

The Loon Center, Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough. 7:30pm. Free admission, donations appreciated. 4765666. www.loon.org

Rummage Sale

Municipal Parking lot between Main and Pleasant Street, downtown Laconia. 3-7pm. Rain or shine. 528-8541

Rock ’n’ Roll Sat. Night June 29 - Weirs Beach - 7 PM

Swing to The Tunes of The Good Old Days Mondays

Tribute to Elvis, July 15 $10 OFF FOR ADULTS 60+ From Weirs Beach 6–9 PM

Family Party Night Wednesdays CHILDREN CRUISE FREE (limits apply) From Weirs Beach 6–8 PM

Rockin‘ Country Friday July 19 From Weirs Beach 7 PM From Meredith 7:30 PM Schedule on line:

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Holderness Community Church, 923 US Route 3, Holderness. 9am-2pm. 968-7643 The Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 5362551. www.flyingmonkeynh.com Meet at Lee’s Mill Landing, just down the road from the Loon Center in Moultonborough at 8am. Choose between the 2.5 mile or the 4.6 mile course or both! Rent a kayak, paddle and lifejacket for $20. Registration is $10pp and includes lunch. 476-LOON

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Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach. 8pm. 929-4100

Free Field Hockey Clinic

Dinner Dance Cruises

Rummage Sale

“Yakking for Loons” Kayak-a-thon

Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. www.nhmf. org

From Weirs Beach 10 & 12:30 From Alton Bay 11:15

The New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro. 6pm. Fun evening under the auction tent. Sample hors d’oeuvres and beverages while getting a chance to see the auction items before anyone else. $25pp/non-members, $22pp/ members. 569-4554 www.nhbm.org

Laconia Main Street Outdoor Marketplace

NH Music Festival Orchestra Series

Sunday Brunch

Boat Auction Preview Party

Johnny A & Gary Hoey

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach. 8pm. 929-4100

Daily from Weirs Beach

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

B.B. King

Scenic Cruises

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Hillyer Festival Orchestra with Special Guest Rebecca Robbins

Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro. Tickets range from $22-$65. 569-7710. www.greatwaters.org

New Hampton School, New Hampton. 6-6pm. Open to students grades 5-9. Necessary equipment includes stick, shin guards and mouth guards. 9371028 to RSVP

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

The Chris Bakriges Jazz Trio

Sandwich Art Walk

The Blues Tonight Band

Odell Park Gazebo, Memorial Street, Franklin. 6:30pm. Free concert.

Patricia Carega Gallery, 69 Maple Street. Sandwich Home Industries, 32 Main Street, and Surroundings Art Gallery, 12 Main Street. A visit to all three galleries insures a discount at the Corner House Inn for dinner. 284-7728

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Saturday 13th

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

Don Bartenstein – Live Music

Ossipee Valley Fair

South Hiram Road, South Hiram, Maine. Pay one price at the gate for

Old Fashion Bean Supper

Sanbornton Second Baptist Church, 322

Ahoy, mates! Last year Waldo was hiding throughout the community, this year there is pirate treasure to be found! Bayswater Book Co.’s 2nd Annual Summer Community Hunt challenges you to find the treasure, or gold pieces, that are hidden in 16 different local businesses/libraries from July 13 – August 1st. Those who spot the treasure can win prizes, books, and more! All you have to do is find the gold coins that are showing up in public areas of local businesses & libraries. You’ll find treasure in Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sandwich, Holderness and Meredith. Maybe you can find some in Yikes Gallery on Route 25 in Center Harbor, or spot loot in the Moultonborough Public Library or the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center! Anyone who wishes to participate can stop by Bayswater Book Co. to pick up a treasure map and a small treasure chest to help carry the gold pieces that you will collect at each business or library where you find it. After gathering 8 gold coins, bring them to Bayswater, your Treasure Hunt Headquarters, drop them in the large treasure chest and receive a prize! The same can be done when you find the gold in the remaining eight locations. Putting your coins in the treasure chest also gives you the chance to win other, larger prizes to be drawn at Bayswater’s Community Treasure Hunt Party on Thursday, August 1 from 5:30-7:00pm. There is no charge to participate and the Treasure Hunt runs from July 13-August 1. For more information about Bayswater’s Community Treasure Hunt, call Bayswater at 253-8858. Happy hunting!

“The Full Monty” At The Barnstormers The Barnstormers 2013 season begins with “The Full Monty” an endearing musical in which a group of unemployed steel workers in Buffalo decide they have nothing to lose but their underwear, and nothing to gain but money (lots of it) on a one-night chance to take it off, take it all off. The journey that turns an average bunch of guys into male strippers offering the full monty is filled with high-energy song and dance, new and reawakened love and friendship, and the transformation that happens when you finally are willing to show what you’re made of. “The Full Monty” plays July 9 – 13th Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30pm, Friday & Saturday, 8pm and a Saturday Matinee at 2pm. The Barnstormers Theatre is located at 104 Main Street, Tamworth, NH. For more information or to make reservations call (603) 323-8500 or visit www.barnstormerstheatre.org.

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Guided Historic Walking Tours of Dover Settled in 1623, Dover is the oldest continuous settlement in New Hampshire and seventh oldest in the United States. On the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce’s Guided Tours of Historic Dover you will stroll down the Central Avenue Business District while learning about the rise and fall of the textile industry, “Dover’s Black Day,” and notable visitors and residents of Dover’s past. You will also visit the Cochecho, Bellamy and Piscataqua Rivers that gave Dover its economic advantage, from ship building, to farming, to leading the way in cotton manufactured goods from the 1820s to 1880s. Along the way you will notice the ten different types of architecture used through the City dating back to the late 1700s. Tours being at the Chamber Visitor Center (550 Central Avenue) at 10:30am on Saturdays and are $5 per person or $15 for families. Walking shoes and water bottles are recommended as the tours generally are an hour and a half. For more information or to make reservations contact the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at (603) 742-2218.

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It’s been a pretty busy beginning of summer here in New Hampshire. I’m not sure if it’s any busier than the beginning of past summers; these things are hard to determine. At some point, somebody from some state agency will let us know exactly how busy it was and how busy it will be. About a week before the Fourth of July vacation week, or any vacation week, there will be some report out that will tell us how many people we should be expecting in the area. Just this morning I read this on the website of one of New Hampshire’s news stations. “Authorities are expecting over 860,000 people to visit over the Fourth Of July Weekend. (If you are watching on TV this is always said over an old video of a long line of traffic at the Hooksett tollbooth.) Just who are these authorities and how do they know? Why not 850,000 or 870,000? It’s pretty easy and you can do it too. They make it up. Think about it. When was the last time you heard or read this: “Authorities are expecting a very small number of people to visit the area this holiday weekend.� You see, these “authorities� are only in authority because their jobs, and beefy pensions, depend on good numbers visiting over

the holidays. What they are doing is merely wishing. Of course, if the numbers don’t quite match up to their initial expectations you might hear or read this: “Authorities blame overcast skies and the threat of a plague of locusts in keeping the holiday traffic lower than expected.� Of course, the New Hampshire Department of Travel and Tourism (NHDTT) is always praying for big crowds, especially now that they have unleashed their very expensive new marketing campaign. If you read this column on a regular basis, you know I don’t like it much. If you are unfamiliar, the campaign takes our proud state motto: “Live Free or Die� and cheapens it with a bunch of generic phrases like “Live Free and Splash “ and “Live Free And Giggle.� They are counting on some ads showing things like a few kids running through the woods with an inner tube or a father hugging his son by a waterfall to really pack ‘em in So, of course, no matter how many people are actually here this summer, you can be sure, by the end of it you will read we have had “record� crowds. It’s called job security. One of the benchmarks they use to determine this is how much they collect in rooms and meals taxes. This is the obnoxious nine percent tax that everyone pays in “tax free� New Hampshire when you go out to eat, stay in a hotel or buy a precooked BBQ chicken at the supermarket. It helps fund the NHDTT. So, the logic is, if there are more rooms and meals taxes collected, then there have been more visitors. But if the price of food is rising and more restaurants are forced to raise

their prices then wouldn’t the rooms and meals tax collected go up even with less people visiting? Just a thought. When it does get busy you will always hear that there were “record crowds� at a particular place like at the beach? Did someone count the people and did they compare it to a count someone did in years past? And if they did, how do they know they didn’t count some people twice. Did they ever get to say, 34,263, lose track and say “Oh shoot� and have to start all over? These are the kinds of things that keep me awake at night. Onions and peppers do as well. It seems to me that it is all a big guessing game. Every year we will be expecting record crowds for the Fourth; 300,000 will also be here Bike Week no matter what; Labor Day Weekend could be the busiest in years; so many millions of dollars will be spent. I take it all with a grain of salt and so should you. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to listen to the 7-day forecast so I can plan my week. ******** My new book, “The Flatlander Chronicles� is just a few weeks away from publication. It contains over 30 of my early Weirs Times columns about my learning to adjust to life here in New Hampshire after I moved here from Long Island, New York in 1985. If you’d like to order a copy in advance send a check or money order for $16.99 (includes shipping) made out to Brendan Smith and send it to: The Flatlander Chronicles c/o The Weirs Times PO Box 5458 Weirs, NH. 03247 I’d be happy to autograph it as well. Just let me know what you would like the inscription to read. Thanks!

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Medicaid Expansion To The Editor: Medicaid expansion is important to all of us. The federal government, which has demonstrated a time honored commitment to Medicaid since 1965, has agreed to pay 100% of the cost for the expansion for the first 3 years and 90% every year after that. The Lewin Group estimates that 58,000 more low-income adults will benefit from affordable, quality health coverage as a result of Medicaid expansion. This is a program that benefits New Hampshire. This program would be a win/win; there is something in this for everyone. Previously uninsured individuals and families would get the coverage that they so desperately need and by reducing their reliance on the emergency room for healthcare, which is both inefficient and very expensive; all taxpayers will save money. The Lewin group estimates that $2.5 billion in federal funds would be injected into the NH economy between 2014 and 2020, which would create 700 new jobs and boost salaries giving families more disposable income to spend on consumer goods instead of medical bills. This money has already been set aside for our use. If we do not take it, another state

will. Currently, New Hampshire sends more tax dollars to Washington, D.C. than we get back. Accepting the federal funds to expand Medicaid would help to ensure we are getting our fair share of services for our money. Paul Blackford Franklin, NH.

Do You Think? To the Editor: Do you think employers with over 50 employees should get about a $5000 benefit if they hire “legalized� illegal aliens rather than American citizens? Do you think flooding the lowskilled labor pool which suppresses the wages of low-skilled Americans is a good idea? Do you think it is better for low-skilled Americans to receive welfare than get decent paying jobs? Do you think taxpayers should provide a $18 per hour subsidy so employers can higher cheap labor? Do you think passing an amnesty bill that the CBO says only stops 25% of the illegal alien problem makes sense? Do you think that allowing about 7 uneducated and low skilled immigrants (who receive more taxpayer provide benefits than they pay in taxes) for every high-skilled immigrant is a good idea? Do you think legalizing about 46 million, mostly

low-skilled uneducated immigrants in the next 20 years is a good idea? Do you think Congress should pass an immigration bill that the CBO says increases American unemployment? Do you think that Congress should pass an immigration bill that the CBO says lowers the average wage and wealth of most American? Do you think that rewarding 11 million people who broke our laws is a good idea? If you think these are good, then you will applaud the votes by Senators Ayotte and Shaheen. Do you like being intentionally deceived by false claims that there will be “enforcement first�, fines and back taxes, strict background checks, no access to welfare, and a deficit reduction? If so, then you will applaud the promises and votes by Senators Ayotte and Shaheen. If, like me, you think that the good of American workers is more important than that of immigrant law breakers, if you don’t like being the recipient of false promises, then I suggest you call Senators Ayotte and Shaheen immediately and tell them to vote “NO� on the “gang of eight� Comprehensive Immigration Bill. Don Ewing Meredith, NH.

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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.

Locally owned for over 20 years, this publication is devoted to printing the stories of the people and places that make New Hampshire the best place in the world to live. No, none of the daily grind news will PO Box 5458 be found in these pages, just the good stuff. Weirs, NH 03247 Published year round on Thursdays, we distribute 32,000 copies of the Weirs Times TheWeirsTimes.com and Cocheco Times weekly to the Lakes info@weirs.com Region/Concord/Seacoast area. An independent circulation audit estimates facebook.com/weirstimes that over 66,000 people read our @weirstimes newspaper every week. To find out how your business or service can 603-366-8463 benefit from advertising with us please call Fax 603-366-7301 1-888-308-8463. Š2013 Weirs Publishing Company, Inc.


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the Expo that you won’t see anywhere else,” said Blair. “In fact, for some of them, The Lakeside Living Expo is the only event that they attend each year. We pride ourselves in presenting high end builders, lake maintenance special-

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From The State House Tin Foil Hat Stuff? YOU Decide! Many constituents are now becoming more educated about the issue of sustainability and especially Granite State Future. I thought I by Rep. Jane Cormier would spend a Belknap District 8 little time digging out some facts about this sustainability plan and what I have discovered takes my breath away. I was under the impression that the regional planning commissions were supposed to work for the best interests of the people of New Hampshire, but what appears to be happening is they are just carrying water, and lots of it, for the Federal Government. Believe me, with what’s going on now in Wash-

ington DC, the LAST thing we need in New Hampshire is any advice or plans from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The “Cliff’s Notes” version of Granite State Future is all about SUSTAINABLE living. (When you see “sustainable” anything, be sure to read carefully!) Every part of the Federal Government has marching orders to implement “livability standards” via Executive Order #12852 signed by President Clinton back in 1993. This Executive Order formed the “President’s Council on Sustainable Development” (PCSD). The PCSD was formed to implement the written documents that resulted from the UN Conference on Environment & Development held in Rio de Janeiro from June 3 – 14, 1992. See cormier on 36

Rescuing Citizenship and Civic Virtue As we celebrate our nation’s 237th birthday, a crucial facet of American life has all but vanished. We have forsaken, in any systemby Michelle Malkin atic and delibSyndicated Columnist erate public manner, one of our most fundamental duties: fostering civic virtue in each and every one of our citizens. What does it mean to be an American? Politicians in both parties keep pushing to create a new “path to citizenship” for millions of illegal aliens. But if sovereignty and self-preservation still matter in Washington, citizenship must be guarded ferociously against those who would exploit and devalue it at every electoral whim. The pavers of the amnesty pathway think illusory requirements of paying piddling “fines” and back taxes will inculcate an adequate sense of responsibility and ownership in the American way. Other fair-weather friends of patriotism satisfy themselves with shallow holiday pop quizzes on American history to fulfill the “well-informed” part of the “well-informed citizenry” mandate of our Founding Fathers. But Thomas Jefferson said it well: “No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and ... their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice... These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.”__ John Adams said it better: “Liberty can no more exist without vir-

tue ... than the body can live and move without a soul.” And Thomas Paine said it best: “When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” Civic virtue cannot be purchased with token gestures or passed down in perfect form like a complete set of family china. A life of honor, honesty, integrity, selfimprovement and self-discipline is something you strive ever to attain. Being American is a habit of mind, but also a habit of heart and soul. Abraham Lincoln spoke of the “electric cord in that Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together, that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world.” Calvin Coolidge, profiled in “Why Coolidge Matters,” a terrific new book by Charles C. Johnson, echoed the Founding Fathers’ emphasis on virtue, restraint and work ethic. “If people can’t support themselves,” he concluded, “we’ll have to give up self-government.” The failure of public schools to impart even rudimentary knowledge of self-government principles, natural rights theory and the rule of law is compounded by the suicidal abandonment of civic education. As Stanford University education professor William Damon notes: “Our disregard of civic and moral virtue as an educational priority is having a tangible effect on the attitudes, understanding and behavior of large portions of the youth population in the United States today.” Add militant identity politics, a cancerous welfare state, entitled dependence and tens of millions of unassimilated immigrants to the heap, and you have a toxic recipe for what Damon calls “societal See malkin on 34


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Mystery of the Pyramids; Egypt’s Tortuous Path Ahead BENNINGTON, VT— T u m u l -

tuous events have swept Egypt as a passionate, but polarized, population took to by John J. Metzler the streets to Syndicated Columnist press for political change or to support the elected but increasingly authoritarian rule of President Mohammed Morsi. The culmination of the protests came with a massive turnout of millions of anti-Morsi Egyptians in Cairo, which when given the final push by the powerful military, swept the Morsi regime from office. Demonstrations in Cairo’s historic Tahrir Square, were marked by frenzied jubilation where fireworks, laser lights and party atmosphere looked a cross between New Year’s Eve and a soccer World Cup victory party. Not far away, throngs of dour but agitated minions of the Muslin Brotherhood seethed as power slipped from their clutches after only a year in power. Here rests the political and religious fault lines. Though an overwhelmingly Muslim land, a narrow majority of Egyptians are secular in their practice. These people see the increasingly heavy handed Muslim Brotherhood tactics as harmful. On the other side an equally large number of people view the once-banned Brotherhood as a religious mandate through which to rule. The country is divided, the situation is highly combustible. Though narrowly elected just a year ago, Morsi relied on his hard line Muslim brotherhood supporters to press for an increasingly Islamist agenda in this land of 84 million people. But beyond the politics of secular versus a fundamentalist religious regime, Morsi’s greatest failing was sheer socio/economic incompetence which saw the country rapidly eroding and falling prey to wider unemployment, higher crime, attacks on women, lower tourism, and nil economic growth. On the social side religious minorities such as the Coptic

Christians were harassed and attacked. Some 200,000 Christians have fled the country in the past few years. Secular political parties were increasingly harassed. Educated middle class people and business felt ostracized by their government. Over 22 million people signed a petition that Morsi step down. Sadly as Egyptian government intolerance of religious diversity grew, economic incompetence equally followed. In an age of technologically savvy opposition weaned on the revolution of expectations, the combination proved volatile. Egypt’s powerful and respected military has assumed power through a civilian technocratic government which aims at a new constitution and elections. A military role is nothing new; in July 1952, Colonel Gamal Nasser seized power in a coup d’etat and military rule of a secular but then Arab nationalist state became the norm until 2011. What began as the hopeful if naive Arab Spring demonstrations against the autocratic leadership of longtime president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011, saw the toppling of Mubarak, the slow but sure slip of Egyptian society from an Arab secular state close to the USA, into a increasingly fundamentalist future. For all its faults, the collapse of Mubarak’s rule posed a major geopolitical setback for the United States in the Middle East. Egypt, a pivotal American ally in the Arab world, began to drift into unknown political waters. The Obama Administration which presumed it could work with Morsi, nonetheless, and facing much Congressional unease, kept the American financial and military aid pipeline open to the Muslim Brotherhood rulers. Despite a polite relationship between Obama and Morsi, increasingly large numbers of Egyptians harbor negative feelings towards the USA. Ironically the Obama policies seem to have alienated both sides where secular Egyptians accuse Obama of a cozy relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood regime, and Morsi partisans who view

Washington as having condoned the military takeover. A new study, “Arab Spring adds to Global restrictions on Religion,” by the Pew Center for Religion and Public Policy, adds that Egypt has joined Saudi

Arabia and Iran as the countries with the most restrictions on religion. Social hostilities concerning religion have risen dramatically. Washington now faces awk-

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The Mindset of the Left When teenage thugs are called “troubled youth” by people on the political left, that tells us more about the mindset of the left than about these young by Thomas Sowell hoodlums. Syndicated Columnist Seldom is there a speck of evidence that the thugs are troubled, and often there is ample evidence that they are in fact enjoying themselves, as they create trouble and dangers for others. Why then the built-in excuse, when juvenile hoodlums are called “troubled youth” and mass murderers are just assumed to be “insane”? At least as far back as the 18th century, the left has struggled to avoid facing the plain fact of evil -- that some people simply choose to do things that they know to be wrong when they do them. Every kind of excuse, from poverty to an unhappy childhood, is used by the left to explain and excuse evil.

All the people who have come out of poverty or unhappy childhoods, or both, and become decent and productive human beings, are ignored. So are the evils committed by people raised in wealth and privilege, including kings, conquerors and slaveowners. Why has evil been such a hard concept for many on the left to accept? The basic agenda of the left is to change external conditions. But what if the problem is internal? What if the real problem is the cussedness of human beings? Rousseau denied this in the 18th century and the left has been denying it ever since. Why? Self preservation. If the things that the left wants to control -- institutions and government policy -- are not the most important factors in the world’s problems, then what role is there for the left? What if it is things like the family, the culture and the traditions that make a more positive difference than the bright new government “solutions” that the left is constantly coming up with? What See Sowell on 38


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a relaxing display of over 100 exhibitors who will be displaying their products in both indoor and outdoor venues. There will be open air displays as well as tents and also exhibits inside the Green Mountain and Lakeside Living Lodges on the grounds. The Green Mountain

Lodge, located slopeside, will showcase the fantastic, rustic furniture of Green Mountain Furniture of Ossipee who have been showcasing their unique furnishing. Starting out with a small display at the first Lakeside Living Expo, Green Mountain Furniture has grown their exhibit over the years,

fully furnished with their premier products. “The Green Mountain Lodge is really like walking into someone’s lakeside home,” said Suzette. “They have a Living Room, kitchen and bedroom display all immaculately set up.” Four large tents will be housing dozens of high-end vendors, each representing

a unique product or service to assist in equipping your lakefront home or cabin. Melvin Village Marina, Channel Marine, Winnisquam Marine and daSilva Motorpsorts will have open air displays of the best in watercraft and accessories. The list of vendors and their products is impressive. “It will take you a few hours to see all of our exhibitors,” said Suzette. “If you’ve never been to the Lakeside Living Expo before you are sure to be amazed.” All of this adds up to

hours of great ideas to consider for your home and recreation. Food and beverage service at both the Powder Keg Restaurant in the North Lakeside Lodge and the Green Mountain Furniture Lodge. Show Hours are Friday, July 19th from 10am-6pm; Saturday, July 20th, from 10am-6pm and Sunday, July 21st from 10am-4pm. Admission is $7 for adults with those ages 65 and over paying only $6. Children under 16, accompanied by a parent are free. For more information visit www.lakesidelivingexpo.com.


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Christmas in July Craft Fair

2013 Nickfest

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Monument Field, Wolfeboro. 10am-2pm. Bring your family too this fun, exciting event! Climbing wall, 4-way bungee trampolines, vertical rush, wrecking ball, bounce house, dunk tank, food vendors, traveling petting zoo and more. $10pp, children under 2 yrs. free. Parking available at Brewster Academy for $2. Rain date is Sunday, July 14th, 102pm. 569-1909

Opechee Garden Club’s Tour, Luncheon, Boutique and Raffle. 9am-3pm. Tickets for the selfguided tour of seven gardens and luncheon are $25pp. Tickets are available on tour day at Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford and the Laconia Public Library, 695 Main Street, Laconia. 630-9219. www.opecheegardenclub.com

Rummage Sale

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

Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, Alton Bay. 7-9pm. Worship leader Glen Boardman will assemble a stellar group of local singers and musicians to joyously usher us in to the presence of the Lord in the Tabernacle setting. Free admission. 875-6161

Dreamgirls Dessert Party

Spinning Demonstration

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

Juston McKinney

Courtyard adjacent to InterLakes High School, Meredith. 6-7:15pm. $30 includes the Dessert Party and that evening’s performance of Interlakes Summer Theatre production, Dreamgirls. 253-9275 ext. 3

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Hampton Beach Ballroom, Hampton 8pm. 929-4100

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Annual Strawberry Festival

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Bayswater Book Co., Senter’s Market, Center Harbor. 11am1pm. Six New Hampshire Authors come together for a book signing to support the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. 253-8858

Regional Night of Worship

Pig Roast

Tumbledown Farms, 295 Wentworth Road, Brookfield. 6pm. Live music. BYOB, mixers available. $35/adults includes hog wild dinner and music, $20/ adult to rock out with the band, $15/kids 12 and under for dinner and music. 522-8633

Holderness Historical Building, US Route 3, Holderness. 10am-Noon. Demonstration by Beverlee Carpenter.

BBQ Chicken Supper

PJ Thibodeau and John Morris – Live Comedy

Bristol Baptist Church, 30 Summer Street, Bristol. 5:307pm. $8/adult, $3.50/kids or $25/family of 4. Take outs available. 744-3885

Pitman’s Freight Room, New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $15pp. BYOB. 527-0043

Family Colonial Day

“Surrealist Paper Puppets� – Art Workshop

Clark House Complex, Wolfeboro. A day of Wolfeboro Colonial history and fun. $7/per family. 569-6491

VynnArt, 30 Main Street, Meredith. 1-3pm. For students ages 8 and up. Taught by Art Educator, Kimberly J.B. Smith.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner. Gates open at 10am each day. Grand Entry of all the dancers and honoring of veterans is at noon. Free for members and Native Americans, $8.50/adult, $6.50/ children or $26 per family. 4562600.

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Daily Happy Hour

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24th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay

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Sunday 14th Annual Family Fun Day

The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 11am-3pm. Rides in restores WWII vehicles around Wolfeboro, BBQ lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, authentic demonstrations by WWII re-enactors and Rosie the Riveter. $12pp, includes 2 rides in military vehicles and lunch. $9 for members. 569-1212

Progressive Lunch and Garden Tour

Ashland Garden club. Tickets are $20pp. 968-7287

Songs of Hope Concert

St. Joseph Church, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. 4pm. $10pp, children free. 539-6363

Chain Maille: Slinky Links Bracelet

League of NH Craftsmen, 279 D.W. Highway, Meredith. 12:303:30pm. Class taught by Deb Fairchild. $30 per student with a $15 materials fee. Space is limited, pre-registration required. 279-7920

Joyful Noise Bell Choir

Union Church, 285 Meredith Neck Road, Meredith. 10am. All welcomed to service.

The Gilford Elks Lodge, 7 Sugarbush Lane. 1pm. Live music provided by Rockerbox, Wiseguy, Cody James and Adam Weston, along with food and a silent auction with items from local restaurants and businesses. $10pp at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear pink. www.facebook.com/ BenefitForCindyLouLapointe/ events

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“Brewing in New Hampshire�

Campton Historical Society, The Old Town Hall in Campton. 7pm. Glenn Knoblock presents an informal history of beer in the Granite Statefrom colonial times to the present.236-2755

Lakes Region Art Association Meeting

Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. 7pm. Russ Thibeault, local artist will present an illustrated lecture on the topic “Winslow Homer: Inventor of American Watercolor Painting�. 293-2702

Tuesday 16th “Railroad Transportation During World War II� – Summer Lecture Series

The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Presented by Nelson Kennedy. $7pp and free for members. 569-1212

Doobie Brothers

Hampton Beach Ballroom, Hampton 8pm. 929-4100

Casino Beach.

Lakes Region Republican Women Meeting

The Olde Ways Mustard Seed Farm, 288 Haines Hill Road, Wolfeboro. 6:30pm. If you are a conservative woman, please attend to join with like-minded women to make a difference in our community. Call Julie Fergus 828-7606

NH Music Festival Chamber Music Series

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The Barnstormers, 104 Main Street, Tamworth. 323-8500. www.barnstormerstheatre.org

Prescott Park Art’s Festival, Portsmouth. www.prescottpark. org

Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group Hampton Beach Ballroom, Hampton 8pm. 929-4100

Casino Beach.

Free Foreclosure Legal Clinic

Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. 2-4pm. Hosted by the NH Foreclosure Relief Project. Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. 7153255

Band Concert, Food Concession and Bake Sale

Second Baptist Church, Sanbornton. Concession and bake sale 6pm. Band 7pm. 9134961

NH Civil War Memorials Talk

Ashland Railroad Station Museum, 69 Depot Street, Ashland Village. 7pm. Presented by Historian George Morrison. Free. 968-7716

Climate Change: What Does it Mean to You?

The Meredith Community Center, Rt. 3, Meredith. 6-7:30pm. Learn how climate change is already affecting New Hampshire and what to expect in the future. Free and open to the public. 279-4944

“Daniel Webster; New Hampshire’s Favorite Son�

Holderness Historical Society, behind the Post Office, Holderness. 7pm. Presented by Richard Hesse. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council. Refreshments will be served. 968-3023

Town of Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

Central Fire Station , 565 Sanborn Road, Sanbornton. 9:30am. Residents of Sanbornton, business owners in town and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input. 286-4819

New Horizons Band Concert and Ice Cream Reception

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NH Music Festival Orchestra Series

The Retreat at Golden View, Meredith. 6pm. Cooking class in cooperation with Moulton Farm’s chef, Jonathan Diola. Space is limited. 279-8111

Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth. 8pm. www.nhmf.org

Art Night Out

Devil Makes Three

River Run Deli, Alton. 5:307:30pm. Local artist and teacher will walk you through the steps necessary to complete your own masterpiece in 2 hours.$30pp, food included. BYOB. 875-1000

“Butterflies that Flutter By� – Nature Talk Series

The Loon Center, Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough. 7:30pm. Free admission, donations appreciated. 476-5666. www. loon.org

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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

Laconia Main Street Outdoor Marketplace

Municipal Parking lot between Main and Pleasant Street, downtown Laconia. 3-7pm. Rain or shine. 528-8541

Alien Invasive Plant Species Program

Laconia Middle School, Laconia. 6-8pm. Meeting includes a presentation from the NH Department of Environmental Services, training on how to identify the plants of concern, the techniques and tools for monitoring them and information on how to become a volunteer with the Lakes Region New Hampshire Rivers Council River Runners. Meeting attendees are encouraged to bring samples of any water plants you are curiousor concerned

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success of Nebraska’s children. ******** SEN. JOHANNS: “Legal immigration is a proud part of our nation’s heritage and future. Immigrants to our country have played an important role in industries from agriculture to high-tech startups. HOWEVER, we are also a nation of laws. With an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living and working in the U.S., it is clear our current immigration system is broken. I agree with most Nebraskans that the solution begins with ensuring a truly secure border. Then – and only then – can we begin the process of addressing how to best deal with the undocumented immigrants already here. “The bill contains the promise of increased border security, but all that could be thrown out the door after 10 years if a single lawsuit stymies the implementation. Even the unions representing those tasked with enforcing our nation’s immigration laws said the bill will weakened national security and prevent them from doing their jobs. Because the legislation that passed the Senate did not ensure border security, I could not support it. “Furthermore, the legislation rewards most illegal immigrants with legal status and could provide them with TAXPAYER BENEFITS like Pell Grants, food stamps and Medicaid, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. “I understand the need for a solution, but unfortunately this bill was far short of what is needed. While the amendment requires additional border security measures before green cards are issued, it contains an exception

allowing the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive those security measures if any are delayed due to litigation at the end of the first 10-year window.� MORE quick hits from Sen. Johanns: “Gang members are not allowed to apply for legal status. However, the Secretary can waive this provision - Illegal immigrants who have committed three misdemeanors are ineligible for legal status under the bill, but the Secretary can waive the provision for humanitarian purposes, to ensure family unity, or if such a waiver is otherwise in the public interest - Language to make the employer verification system more robust and fight identity theft was not included in the amendment.� I will not take up space listing the 14 Republicans who stuck it to America by moving this AMNESTY legislation through the Senate. Some NH voters should remember include our own(?) Kelly Ayotte, the sweetheart of NH “moderates� John McCain, and the future of the GOP Marco Rubio – think first in the nation primary for president. Question: why do they refer to this anti-American legislation as “Immigration Reform�? ******** ANOTHER reason politicians concern me: Just in, “Sen. Marco Rubio is revving up an effort to REGAIN credibility among conservatives after his popularity took a nosedive over his stance on immigration reform, The Hill reports. Senate Republicans are aiding Rubio’s rehabilitation by allowing him to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. See advocates on 34


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was towed off Glendale and in 45 feet of water was sunk to the bottom... an ignominious finale for a grand Lady, but also the final stirring chapter of the railroads involvement on the Lake and the incidental battles for supremacy. It was during these years when Kimball was busy expanding the Concord and Montreal holdings on land and in the water’s of the Big Lake that he became familiar with the beauties of the area around Gilford. It must have occurred to him that from Locke’s Hill it would be a pleasant view to keep an eye on his marine activities while at the same time contentedly relish the chuff- chuff of his locomotives passing through Glendale. This might have been on his mind when on one of his trips to Europe, sailing down the Rhine River, he Became enamored of a Rhine Castle. He must have concluded that Locke’s Hill was just the place to build a similar Castle, for in a short time, architects were retained to duplicate the Rhine Castle and this time in Gilford. Work was started in 1897 and took two years to finish. Nothing was spared to make the Castle not only a fitting place for a railroad

Benjamin Kimball tycoon but also a pleasant place to spend part of each year from early Spring to Late October. As a perogative of the chief executive of one of New England’s most flourishing railroads, a spur was built from Lakeport to Dover and the name of the Concord and Montreal was changed to Concord Montreal and Lakeshore. One branch just happened to run past the construction site. Although much of the stone for the building proper came from Locke’s Hill and was hauled to the building by oxen, the cut parapet

stone was mined in Concord and came to the site on the new Lakeshore spur to Glendale. Interior woodwork and much of the iron work for decorative purposes came from England and Germany via boat to Boston, thence to Glendale on the Lakeshore spur. After the building was completed and living there settled into a regular summer routine, it just happened that the schedule for trains to Concord fit in nicely with Kimball’s schedule. His private car would be hooked on for the trip to his office and return at civilized hours. Ben was happy with “The Broads”, as he called it, looking out over the panoramic view he frequently queried his guests on “where in the world could one find a more superb view that lies before us?” Further as he looked across the Lake he could recall with satisfaction that back in the days when it counted he was right there with a piece of the action. The building site was seven hundred feet above

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This scale replica of Kimball’s Castle can be seen at the Landmarks of NH Mini-Golf course at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center in the Weirs. It was built on 1968 by Fred Thompson of Conway working with measurements provided by Funspot owner, Bob Lawton, who went to the Castle to make sure the scale measurements were exact. house and servants quarters are late Romanesque and early gothic. There is a complete kitchen with servants quarters in a separate wing. A great stone porch stretches entirely across the lake side of the building. According eminent local historian Gilbert Center, in 1906 Mr. Kimball changed the appearance of the famous landmark by applying a coat of white paint to the stone castle. There is no record of how well this was received by local castle watchers of the time. Outside there is a gardeners cottage, several car garages, a workshop and other associated build-

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age of 86. The estate remained with the family until 1960 when Charlotte Kimball, Benjamin’s daughter-in-law and last heir, died. The estate was willed to the Alvord Wild Life Sanctuary of Bear Island. It was felt that if the public wished the castle and its 250 acre park of flowers and shrubs restored and preserved for their study, the society was the most likely to inherit this fine property for proper restoration. After being abandoned for several years, the inevitable finally happened; vandalism! What could be carried, was stolen, windows broken, wrought iron that wasn’t too heavy, removed; stacks of very rare green bullseye glass replacements from the windows, smashed: even the huge stone and wrought iron gates five

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if seeking “the root causes of crime” is not nearly as effective as locking up criminals? The hard facts show that the murder rate was going down for decades under the old traditional practices so disdained by the left intelligentsia, before the bright new ideas of the left went into effect in the 1960s -- after which crime and violence skyrocketed. What happened when old-fashioned ideas about sex were replaced in the 1960s by the bright new ideas of the left that were introduced into the schools as “sex education” that was supposed to reduce teen-

age pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases? Both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases had been going down for years. But that trend suddenly reversed in the 1960s and hit new highs. One of the oldest and most dogmatic of the crusades of the left has been disarmament, both of individuals and of nations. Again, the focus of the left has been on the externals -- the weapons in this case. If weapons were the problem, then gun control laws at home and international disarmament agreements abroad might be the an-

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swer. But if evil people who care no more for laws or treaties than they do for other people’s lives are the problem, then disarmament means making decent, law-abiding people more vulnerable to evil people. Since belief in disarmament has been a major feature of the left since the 18th century, in countries around the world, you might think that by now there would be lots of evidence to substantiate their beliefs. But evidence on whether gun control laws actually reduce crime rates in general, or murder rates in

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