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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, September 7, 2017

VOLUME 26, NO. 36

THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, September 7, 2017

COMPLIMENTARY

Story Slam In Franklin

The Pemigewasset House In Plymouth The following is excerpted from “The Grand Resort Hotels Of The White Mountains” published in 1998 by architectural historian, Bryant F, Tolles, Jr.

mon. The first Pemigewasset House was one of three hotels by that name to exist over a period spanning more than a century. The Pemigewasset House appears to have its origins in a log structure erected in the 1760s by Colonel David Webster as a tavern. By 1800

Webster and his son, William, replaced this primitive building with a much larger two-andone-half-story gambrelroofed wooden edifice that was operated for several decades under the name “Webster’s Tavern.” Kilbourne tells us that in 1841 Denison R. See tolles on 34

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“Real Stories North of Concord” presents an evening of stories, fun and prizes on Saturday, September 9th at 7pm at the Franklin Opera House. A “StorySlam” is where those interested in sharing a real-life, personal story based on the theme for the evening can register. Twelve storytellers will be selected at random and have up to six minutes to tell their story. (Not all who have a story will be picked if more than 12 names are entered). Stories should be family friendly and can be funny, sad, inspirational or all three. The theme for this Story Slam is: “Odd Jobs” and judging will be based on how close the story is to the theme, whether or not the storyteller stayed within the allotted time and other categories. Of the four judges, two will be picked at random from those in attendance who register to be one but don’t have a story to tell. Tickets are $5. To buy tickets in advance visit the Franklin Opera House wesbsite at franklinoperahouse.org.

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September Through October 2017 “The American Soldier, From the Civil War to the War in Iraq, A Photographic Tribute”

The Wright Museum, Center Street, Wolfeboro. The exhibit contains one hundred and sixteen photographs that focus on the real lives of American soldiers – Army troops and Marines – through the nine major wars America has fought since 1861. Come see this exceptional exhibition honoring the American Soldier. 569-1212

Lakes Region Curling Association – Player Registration Wolfeboro. If you love the Winter Olympics but can’t get to PyeongChang for them, do the next best thing; Play an Olympic sport right here in the Lakes Region! Lakes Region Curling Association Leagues are for men and women of all ages and experience levels. Participants can join individually, as couples, or as entire teams. The upcoming fall season runs for eight Sunday evenings from mid-October to mid-December at Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro. There is no equipment to buy, and new members get an introduction to the basics of the game at a “learn-to-curl” session before the season begins. Registration begins now. For more information about the rules of curling and game play, as well as registration, visit www.lakescurlingnh.org or call 498-4968

Through Sept. 15th NH Poet Laureate at Annual Book-Author Luncheon -Ticket Sales Close

Bald Peak Colony Club, 180 Bald Peak Drive, Melvin Village. The Book and Author Luncheon is the annual event to benefit the Moultonborough Public Library. Tickets are $40 each (cash or check) and are only sold from the Library, located at 4, Holland Street, Moultonborough. Ticket sales close on September 15th. This year’s guest speaker will be NH Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel.

Thru Sat. Sept. 9th You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Musical Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive, Lincoln. America’s lovable loser Charlie Brown and his friends, the Peanuts gang, delight us as they journey through a day in their lives. 745-2141 or www.jeansplayhouse.

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Silent Film Series – “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”

Saturday 9th

The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. www.flyingmonkeynh. com or 536-2551

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Belknap County Sportsmen Association, Lily Pond Road, Gilford. 7pm-9:30pm. Contact Bonnie 3662030

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

Rise Again Outreach’s “Drive Out Homelessness” Golf Scramble

Eric Grant – Acoustic Thursday’s Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 7pm. Local favorite Eric Grant performs as you enjoy 2 for 1 appetizers at the bar. www. patrickspub.com or 293-0841

“Cleaning up Your Images with Content Aware and Other Tools” – LRCC Meeting and Presentation Trinity Episcopal Church, Meredith. 7pm. Join the Lakes region Camera Club and award winning photographer Jay Fitzpatrick as Jay discusses and demonstrates how to use Photoshop Content Aware to clean images of small flaws and distractions. The Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday’s of the month from 7pm9pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith. www.lrcameraclub.com

Revolutionary Story Time for Preschool Age Children American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern, 1 Governors Lane, Exeter. 9:30am-12pm. This program includes; playtime, crafts, colonial games, and opportunities to try on colonial outfits! Previous to playtime, a costumed re-enactor will tell stories and possibly sing colonial-inspired music! Reservations are suggested and donations for the museum are encouraged. Due to the historic nature of the tavern, strollers are not allowed.

www.independencemuseum.org 772-2622

Friday 8th Bob Marley – Live Comedy Show The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. www.flyingmonkeynh. com or 536-2551

Dueling Pianos – Live Music Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 9pm. Prepare for some serious fun as YOU pick the music and join in the show. www.patrickspub. com or 293-0841

Gerry Beuadoin Trio with Harry Allen Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. BYOB

Roman Catholic Faith Community of St. André Bessette Parish, Laconia Sacred Heart Church 291 Union Ave. Laconia, NH

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Loudon Country Club, Route 106, Loudon. 8:30am. Golfer registration is $85/individual or $340/foursome and includes 18-holes in scramble format, golf cart, registration goodie bag, full chicken bbq and a ticket for door prizes. Proceeds from the Scramble go to Rise Again Outreach’s efforts to assist homeless and low-income families in Concord, Manchester, Laconia and surrounding towns. For more information on signing up as a sponsor or participant, contact Bob Pease at 731-9423

Nature-Based Workshop for Early Childhood Educators NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord. 8:30am-12:30pm. This hands-on workshop will give you lots of ideas for taking students outside and bringing nature inside through multiple developmental areas and connections, and fun-healthy snacks. Registration is $20pp. Visit www. nhplt.org to register.

Real Stories North of Concord’s “Story Slam” Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 7pm. A “Story Slam” is where those interested in sharing a real-life, personal story based on the theme for the evening can register. Twelve storytellers will be selected at random and have up to six minutes to tell their story. (Not all who have a story will be picked if more than 12 names are entered). Stories should be family friendly and can be funny, sad, inspirational or all three, but please, NO POLITICS OR PREACHING. The theme for this Story Slam is; “Odd Jobs” and judging will be based on how close the story is to the theme, whether the storyteller stayed within the allotted time and other categories. Tickets are $5pp. To enter email

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Republicans

Aboard The Winnipesaukee Belle, leaving from Wolfeboro Town Docks at 6pm and returning at 8pm. All the Republican US Congress candidates for District 1 will be on board. Join fellow Republicans for a Fall evening social cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee. All are invited. $30pp includes; the cruise, hot hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. RSVP to Shawn Coope at shawncoope@icloud.com or call 998-0305

Tribute Night – Live Music Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 9pm. Each week is a different Tribute to some of the great musicians, bands and genres of our time. www.patrickspub.com or 2930841

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Discovering New England Stone Walls Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present Kevin Gardner: Discovering New England Stone Walls on Wednesday, September 6th at 7pm in the Carriage House. Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss, touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. There is always a generous question and answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself by building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a fivegallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale. This program is free and open to the public. New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. For more information or to reserve your spot for this fascinating program, contact Stephanie Poole, 603-476-5410 or email programs@castleintheclouds.org

Wright Museum Events On Monday, September 11, the Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, will host the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the Museum’s Seminar Room on the second floor. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. This non-political Memorial Ceremony will include presentations from police, fire and first responders. The ceremony also will include remembrance of those who lost their lives, honor first responders and all those involved in humanitarian efforts to save lives. The ceremony is organized by Bob and Lindy Viscio. For more information about the event, please call Bob or Lindy Viscio at 603-569-0436. The Wright Museum will host the lecture “The Holocaust: the Twisted Road to Auschwitz” by Tom White on Tuesday, September 12th, from 7-8pm. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. It is part of the “Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney 2017 Educational Program Series This presentation focuses on the cascading radicalization and evolution to genocide that took place from 1939-1945. White will explore how Nazi policy incrementally evolved and adapted over time in the complex face of changing political, military, and social circumstances. Specific attention will be placed upon the Nazi racial laboratory of Poland 1939-1940. Topics to be covered include: Nazi ideology; the influence of location; emerging role of the SS; the process of implementing emigration policy and demographic engineering; and more. By exploring individual initiative of “working towards the Führer” we will examine the “moral universe” created by willing perpetrators. Thomas M. White is the Coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College. He served on the Diocese of Manchester’s Diocesan Ecumenical Commission for Interfaith Relations; is the co-chair and producer of the Cohen Center’s annual Kristallnacht Commemoration; and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO). Tom received NEA New Hampshire’s Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award in 2009; and in 2015 was named a Peace Ambassador by the Center for Peacebuilding from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Admission to the lecture is $8 per person, by cash or check. Wright Museum members are admitted for free. Space is limited, Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure sufficient seating for all. Call 603-569-1212 to reserve your seat today. The Wright Museum is located at 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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“I have to jump to that rock?!” The third crossing of the Little River can’t be avoided. The North Twin Trail begins at the end of Haystack Road and follows the banks of the Little River before heading steeply up the mountain and reaching the summit in 4.3 miles and climbing 2,950 vertical feet. North Twin, elevation 4,761 feet is ranked #12/48 in height on the New Hampshire 4,000 footer list.

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To The Editor: My wife and I are hosting a House Party on Sunday afternoon, September 10, from 2 PM to 5 PM to meet NH State Senator Andy Sanborn who is a Candidate for the US Congress in District 1. All registered Republicans and Undeclareds (i.e. independents) are invited to attend. It will feature one of the best views of Lake Winnipesaukee from the South Shore; light refreshments + brief remarks about & from the candidate. The House Party will be at 243 Mountain Drive, in Gilford (Gunstock Acres). If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Linda or Norman Silber @ 2930565 or by email at njs@ silbersnh.com. The 1st Congressional District of NH encompasses all of Belknap County except the town of Center Harbor; all of Carroll County; all of Strafford County; all of Rockingham County except the towns of Atkinson, Deerfield, Northwood, Salem, and Windham; the town of Campton in Grafton County; the communities of Bedford, Goffstown, Manchester, and Merrimack in Hillsborough County; and the town of Hooksett in Merrimack County.

To Our New Hampshire Friends: I was stationed at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX in the early 1960s. When I was in the corporate world back in the 1970s and 1980s I was a General Manager for a division of a nationwide environmental consulting company and I had a regional office in Houston, which I visited numerous times. Houston covers a huge area with about 7 million residents. I can remember it took me an hour to drive from the airport to the office on the other side of Houston. Betty and I are contributing funds to the Houston Food Bank. Its web site is www.houstonfoodbank.org. Donations can be made online with a credit card or mailed to: Houston Food Bank 535 Portwall St. Houston, TX 77029 The people of Houston need a lot of help.

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2018 Belknap County Budget To The Editor: The Belknap County budget for 2018 is shaping up to be one that citizens should brace themselves for. There are certain things that we know before the budget process starts: •We know of about $850,000 in deferred maintenance items not

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.

addressed by this year’s budget. •We know the sheriff is going to ask for 6 new cruisers which will probably require about $240,000. •We know the county commissioners adopted a fund balance policy that requires $3.5 - $5 million. •We know fiscal year 2017 will end with a fund balance around $700,000. •We know $1.9 million of fund balance was used this year to avoid increasing taxes. •We know the appropriation this year was about $27.7 million dollars when the supplemental appropriation is included. This allows us to infer that there are things that can be expected to be additive to the Belknap County budget next year. Assuming the county commissioners, who are struggling to stay within budget this year can hold the line next year in the county departments and do not ask for more money next year; and assuming that we do not use additional fund balance; and if we assume appropriation of sufficient money to put the fund balance in the range where the commissioner’s policy anticipates it being; the budget may well be about $33,390,000. Additionally, we did not add the salaries of those 4 new employees at the jail, the administrative personnel added, the salary increases in the labor conSee mail boat on 41

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Technical Wizard

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

Brendan was off this week so we are running this column that originally appeared in our Feb. 13, 2014 issue. It also appears in Brendan’s book “The Best Of A F.O.O.L. in New Hampshire” available at his website www.BrendanTSmith.com My wife Kim is amazing. Besides being a great teacher and artist, she is also hard at work getting her Master’s Degree in a subject that I sometimes find hard to comprehend myself: Neurodevelopment and how it relates to learning. When she isn’t concentrating on this, she is learning to teach other people online. She is dedicated to it all and usually focused like a laser. Often as I sit in the living room watching television, I feel guilty as I see her slave away in pursuit of her goals. I feel as though I am not doing my share. Then something like this happens. Kim: “I can’t connect to the Internet!” It is then that I jump to the rescue and, with a simple flick of a switch, I have the path to the information super highway back to normal within a few moments. My role as the technical wizard around the house keeps my value at a premium and my guilt at manageable levels. In reality, I am far from a wizard, but don’t tell Kim that. She just knows that

ninety-nine percent of the time, if there is an interruption in the Force within our home that keeps her from connecting to the Internet, printing to the wireless printer or even using her cell phone, I am her Obi-Wan-Kenobi. I would never admit it, but ninety-nine percent of that ninety-nine percent of the time, the solution is as simple as restarting the device. The other one percent of the time is usually just a lucky guess. I often surprise myself when a particularly perplexing technological problem rears its ugly electrically charged head. Working solely on animal instincts, I just keep on pressing buttons until, even to my own hidden astonishment, the problem is solved. I smugly turn to face my wife’s adoring face, knowing that if she had the strength she might be inclined to lift me upon her shoulders and march me around the house in celebration of my having conquered the technological beast. Perhaps a feast fit for a king would be in order. “You should be all set,” I announce with a calmness that might make Buddha jealous while deep inside I am saying to myself: “I have no idea what I just did and I hope it never happens again since I’ll never be able to remember what it was.” Then Kim will tell me I am amazing, or similar words of praise, not realizing that randomness and luck were the only reasons for my success. Still, I will selfishly use those few moments of semi-deserved acclaim to strut about like I just won the national cage fighting championship. In fairness to myself – after all this is my column – I have learned a few things over the years that I have retained and used when it

comes to fixing some computer issues and I make sure to flaunt these skills whenever the opportunity presents itself. Occasionally, that one percent of the time when I am at a complete loss and my random luck has run out, I will have to go through the tedious and inhumane process of calling customer support on an issue. As you well know, this process can cut into valuable days of your life. At fifty-eight, every minute I spend on hold is one less minute I have to enjoy whatever it is the immediate problem is keeping me from enjoying. But in the realm of technological super hero at home, being patient while on hold is an essential super power. To hold one’s temper while waiting hours for a human voice to finally appear and then to be treated as much less of the technological wizard I think I am is a skill that is painfully learned. The evolution of plug and play has created a new level of super hero status in our home. For me to be able to take a new device out of the box and have it up and running in a matter of minutes creates a false illusion of invincibility that I love. I have been tempted to teach Kim a few of my tricks for getting things to work but my ego often gets the best of me. To explain to her my scientific method of “keep trying stuff till it works” may shatter any illusions she has of my technological brilliance. So, I will continue to do my part as she works tirelessly towards her goals. I will be ready at her beck and call when her studies are interrupted by the angry gods of the cyber world. May the Force Be With Me!!

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Keith Ogre-mann: Conde Nast-y’s Misogynist-in-Chief Once a woman-hating blowhard, always a womanhating blowhard. Keith Olbermann, the by Michelle Malkin “new” face of the DemoSyndicated Columnist cratic resistance on Conde Nast’s digital video platform, is the same old foul-mouthed beast he was on cable TV. Over the weekend, the former MSNBC frother went berserk over Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s anodyne call for prayers “for all those in the path of #HurricaneHarvey” and her promise to “assist impacted schools.” “The hurricane is going to do less damage to schools than you are, Motherf---er,” Olbermann snarled in response (and no, he did not use dashes in his unfiltered, uncensored tweet). The Twitter Trust and Safety Council, established with much fanfare last year to promote tolerance, discourage bullies and ensure “people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter,” was nowhere to be found. Neither were the rest of the civility police who’ve been lamenting the dangerous climate of hate against all females purportedly fomented by President Trump. Here’s the thing. There are myriad reasons to criticize Betsy DeVos, whatever side of the political spectrum you occupy. Grass-roots education activists on the right, for example, wish the White House had chosen a proven warrior in the fight against Fed Ed instead of a

well-heeled, establishment GOP donor who was for the Common Core racket in Michigan before she was against it. On the left, public education union bosses oppose DeVos’s push for expansion of public charter schools and vouchers. And at the intersection of left and right, informed parents fear DeVos represents the corporate education cronyism of both the Bush and Obama administrations that drove federal testing, technology, and curriculum programs. But that’s not Olbermann’s beef. DeVos is a Republican. She’s a woman. Therefore, she’s subhuman and deserves his profane attacks. History, like a one-trick Neanderthal egotist, repeats itself. Conde Nast-y’s chief Trumpbasher is a serial verbal abuser of outspoken conservative women. What’s remarkable is how easily Olbermann cruised into his new role at Conde Nast as the progressive point person against Donald Trump, whom the resistance rage-bot calls “a man not in his right mind.” Let’s talk about unhingedness. Of TV commentator S.E. Cupp, Olbermann sniped: “(S)he’s a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does.” Of lawyer and author Ann Coulter, he hurled this transphobic insult: “If this guy wants to live his life as a woman, I’m gonna back his choice up 100 percent.” And of yours truly, he railed against my “total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk, fascistic hatred, without which Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with

Stop Making Excuses For Antifa Thuggery

One of the least safe places to be in Berkeley, California, is in the vicinity of someone holding a “No Hate” by Rich Lowry sign. Contributing Writer So-called anti-fascist, or antifa, activists bearing shields emblazoned with those words assaulted any of the handful of beleaguered Trump supporters they could get their hands on at a small political rally over the weekend. All in the cause, mind you, of demonstrating their supposed opposition to hatefulness. Too many people were willing to perfume antifa in the wake of Charlottesville, where it clashed with Nazi thugs who caused, and deserved, a wave of national revulsion. But Berkeley demonstrates once again the true naSee malkin on 32 ture of this left-wing movement,

which is thuggish in its tactics and totalitarian in its sensibility. Anyone who at this point makes excuses for antifa -- or worse, justifies it -- is participating in its moral rot. The antifa goons showed up in force at Berkeley at what had been a small “anti-Marxist” rally of Trump supporters at a public park. Antifa wore its usual fascistic garb of black masks and body armor. They overwhelmed the police who had been trying to maintain order and, holding aloft smoke-spewing flares, chanted, “Whose park? Our park!” They then treated suspected Trump supporters with all the decorousness of torch-wielding medieval villagers who believed they had stumbled upon a witch. A leader of a pro-Trump group had to run from a mob that pepper-sprayed and beat him, until he was taken into police custody for his own protection. The targets weren’t Nazis bearing Nazi

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Race And Equity in NH? Ask the wrong questions, get the wrong answers. It’s a clear and straightforward maxim, but when by Ken Gorrell people try to Northfield, NH. be socially fashionable, they tend to eschew clarity, diving deep into the murky waters of ideologies designed to misdirect and obfuscate. The height of social fashion today is melding two words to forge a weapon wielded by social-justice warriors: Race and equity. New Hampshire, at 94% White (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016), is the third-Whitest state in the nation. Yet there are those dedicated followers of fashion who think it’s a productive use of time and energy to talk about race and equity in the state. If you are one of them, you’re in luck: There will be a symposium in October titled “Race & Equity in New Hampshire: Building Foundations for the Future,” hosted by a group called Endowment for Health. Of course, if you really want to build foundations for the future, you’ll skip the continental breakfast and breakout sessions and do...well, pretty much anything else. Doing nothing is preferable to being coached into asking the wrong questions and acting on the wrong answers. Weed the garden,

mow the lawn, tackle an item or two on your honey-do list, help your neighbor with an item on his list – anything would be better than sitting in a conference room looking through the lens of “race and equity” at topics such as civic engagement, criminal justice, economic development, government, and education and health. Discussing those topics seems benign enough. Where’s the harm in “a day of inter-generational proactive engagement” that brings together “Granite Staters from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds for a frank and deep dialogue about creating a more equitable New Hampshire”? Well, let’s start with the premise; namely, that we have a problem in New Hampshire that can and should be bounded by race or ethnicity, and that “equity” provides a meaningful conceptual framework in which to solve that problem. Ignoring the statistical challenge of sample size (we just don’t have many traditionally-defined minorities), we should examine the issue of intent. The anodyne wording on the event’s website tries to sell the idea that we need to “address racial inequities and engage in a dialogue that includes the leadership voices of everyone,” so that we can develop “genuine respect and appreciation for the contributions of our diverse community” which “entails more than just tolerance.” Here’s the money-quote: “It requires the creation of systems, policies and programs that sup-

port racial equity and fairness so that everyone can prosper.” There you have it. In a state where the “diverse community” is about 6% of the population, we need to think about inequity – which has always and will always exist in every society – as a racial issue, and we need to create systems to pursue the laughably false idea that, if not for the scourge of

racism and lack of access to the right mix of government policies and programs, everyone could prosper. If that sounds like the same old Utopia-through-government-edict to you, you’ve been paying attention to the decades of failure of Great Society, War on Poverty, and affirmative action programs. See gorrell on 32

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is a shattered land. Awash in weapons and explosives, riveted by tribal and political rivalby John J. Metzler ries, flooded Syndicated Columnist by illegal migrants, and haven to lethal terrorist groups, Libya remains North Africa’s glaring tragedy, six years after an Anglo/French/American military effort toppled the Gadaffi regime. Now with a certain quiet remorse, Britain and France are striving to put Libya back together again. But to paraphrase the nursery rhyme of Humpty Dumpty, can “all the King’s horses and all the King’s men put Humpty together again?” This twice Texas sized country with a tiny population of 6 million people defies easy answers. After writing an article “Libya can be Great Again,” Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson breezed into Tripoli to see things for himself. It was not his first trip, but the voyage represents the British government’s genuine commitment to fix a problem which it sadly started back in 2011 when misguided foreign intervention during the Arab Spring uprisings overthrew longtime Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi. Minister Johnson conceded that Gadaffi’s removal in 2011 has been “a tragedy so far” for the Libyan people. He told the BBC that “we were way over optimistic” about Libya’s future.

The UK’s David Cameron, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, and America’s Hillary Clinton were instrumental in shattering Libya’s status quo and instead opening the Pandora’s Box of social and security problems which are yet to be resolved peacefully. Realistically speaking the country has two rival governments, a fractious gaggle of militias, and an entrenched Islamic fundamentalist culture. Moreover, and this is why the West is finally serious about solving the problem; Libya remains the conduit of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants from Central and West Africa now pouring into Italy. Addressing the Security Council, the UN’s new Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salame, told delegates of the practical difficulties facing residents in the capital Tripoli, “People are tired of the endless cuts in electricity and water, which in turn take down the telephone and the internet. Libyans cannot understand being poor in a country rich with natural resources.” Dr. Salame, an academic from Lebanon, added, “It is unnatural that in this wealthy country, university departments are closing one after another because the outrageous gap in the exchange rate has led the foreign faculty to quit en masse.” He conceded, “There is obviously a serious problem of governance.” Uruguay’s delegate advised that after six years it’s “hard to call what happening a success story.” Organized crime and human trafficking are among See Metzler on 39


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FACES IN THE CROWD Many years ago, as a college sports information director, I put out a sports newsletter to raise awareness about the college’s athletic teams. I always included more photos of female than male athletes because of a prevailing sentiment that football, basketball, ice hockey et al received disproportionate mainstream media attention. As I had editorial control over the newsletter I tried to do my bit for fairness. For gender equity. Then one month, for a combination a reasons, o u r n e wsletter had a couple more photos of males than females. I soon received messages from irate nose-counters implying a gender bias because of the respective photo count. *Sigh.* To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, you can’t please all the people all the time. Which brings us to Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd.� SI runs this weekly feature to focus a bit of attention on randomly selected sports achievers from around the country. One of my Plymouth State basketball teammates, Concord’s Bill Haubrich, was a “Face in the Crowd� as a high schooler back in 1971. Cool. As an SI subscriber, I always scan the “Faces� to see how long it takes them to recognize a Granite Stater. New Hampshire faces are few and far be-

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In the early twentieth century it appears that some New Hampshire localities would honor a prominent citizen in their town, one who seemed to represent the whole, by the title of “Grand Old Man�. Such was the case of Hosea Washington Parker of Claremont. The Biblical name also seems to show the source of names chosen for many of the residents in that era. Hosea, the son of Benjamin and Olive Parker had an older sister, Emily and an older brother, Hiram. He was born 0n May 30, 1833 in Lempster, New Hampshire, where, as a teenager, he helped his brother with the work on the farm, and later, after becoming a lawyer, moved to Claremont where he set up his practice. Hosea received his education at Tubbs Union Academy in Washington, New Hampshire;mGreen Mountain Liberal Institute in South Woodstock, Vermont; and Tufts College in Massachusetts and gained important training by working for the law firm of Burke and Waite in Newport, where he also taught school, before being admitted to the Sullivan County Bar Association.. The reasons given for designating Attorney Hosea W. Parker as the “Grand Old Man� of Claremont are those I wish to convey in this article.

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Hosea W. Parker The “History of Claremont declares that “As a jury lawyer he ranks with the foremost in the state�, highlighting his success as a jury lawyer, though he was known for saying that he had settled more cases out of court than he brought to trial. A newspaper account published after his death on August 21, 1922, said, “As a public speaker he was always interesting.� On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Hosea Parker was honored at a banquet which was hosted by the Governor and his Council and the New Hampshire Bar Association and attended by many of his fellow lawyers. The title applied to him in his later years no doubt grew out of his involvement in local affairs, including politics and a strong church affiliation. While still in Lempster he had served as the town’s representative to the state legislature. In Claremont he was moderator of the school district for forty years, an auditor for 51 years, and the town’s counsel for nearly fifty years. He was still conducting business a few

months before his death at age 89. In the newspaper account mentioned previously the writer said “ Next to the law his chief interest was his church.� He was a lifetime Universalist and was involved in the Claremont Universalist Church during all of his years as a resident there. He was the superintendent at the local church for over 60 years, See smith on 45

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Brent Metzger Joins Roche Realty Group’s Meredith Office Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith and Laconia is pleased to announce that Brent Metzger recently joined the Meredith office, located on Rte. 3. “I love helping people buy and sell homes in New Hampshire,� Brent said. “It’s one of the most beautiful and most forested states in the country and has been named the most livable state in the nation for eight years in a row. New Hampshire also ranks first for economic opportunity and was named the best state for retirees.� Brent and his wife moved from Colorado to New Hampshire’s Lakes

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Buying a Home: How to Know How High to Go (StatePoint) Shopping for a home? Before you begin your search, it’s important to figure out what you can comfortably afford. “The interesting thing about homebuying is that it isn’t a one-sizefits-all process,” says Mike Dawson, Vice President of Single-Family at Freddie Mac. “After all, it’s your budget and these are your housing needs. Doing your homework to figure out what those needs are is the critical first step.” Before you start shopping, learn how much you can borrow. Free online resources, such as Freddie Mac’s “How Much You Can Afford”

calculator, found at calculators.freddiemac. com, can help you get a handle on this figure during the preliminary stages of your search. This estimate is based on income, fixed monthly payments such as auto loans and student loans, and the terms of the loan you plan to take out. You may also consider speaking to a lender at this stage. If you qualify for a loan, he or she will provide you with a preapproval letter stating how much home you can afford and the maximum amount you are qualified to borrow. Having this letter can help show the seller that you are a committed and quali-

fied buyer. Keep in mind that the amount your lender is willing to lend is not always how much you should borrow. You should borrow only what you feel you can comfortably repay through monthly mortgage payments. Wait to take this step until you are actually on the hunt, as preapprovals are usually good for only a limited time. When determining your budget, consider the length of your loan and the type of loan you want. Do you want to pay back the money that you borrow over 15 years or 30 years? The longer your loan term, the See home on 41

New Hampton House For sale at $244,000 This 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home is located at 29 Baldwin Ave in Applewood Estates in New Hampton, NH. Baldwin Ave is located about 300 feet on the Meredith side of the 104 Diner on Rte. 104. It is a private dead end paved road where each of the four homes pay for road snow removal, which was about $20 per storm per household last year. The 28 x 56 raised ranch was built in 1988 and has 2211 sf. We have kept a 17 ft boat on a trailer and two cars in the garrage along with other items. The furnace, hot water storage and oil tank were upgraded about four years ago. Property taxes last year were $3527. Being sold by the owners.

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ers are giving it as high as 4.69 out of 5.0 rating system. With 5 yearround canned beers, 4 seasonals and 6 limited release brews to their credit, Wachusett Brewing is helping Massachusetts remain on the beer production map of New England as a steady contributor. Look for Larry (and my other favorite, Green Monsta IPA) at Case-n-Keg, Meredith and other fine beer providers. Although Larry is a big beer, it will always treat you right. Jim MacMillan is the owner of WonByOne Design of Meredith, NH, and is an avid imbiber of craft brews and a home brewer as well. Send him your recommendations and brew news to wickedbrews@weirs.com

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Pub Mania Shuffle Fall Series Kicks Off This Week Get your sneakers ready for the Pub Mania Shuffle Fall Series, a non-competitive 5K walk / fun run beginning this Wednesday, September 6th at 6pm and running every Wednesday thru October 25th. “The Shuffle is a unique way to be part of the Children’s Auction by supporting one of the thirty Pub Mania teams”, explains Patrick’s co-owner Allan Beetle. “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 the post-shuffle raffle.” The course loops over to the Bank of NH Pavilion and back to Patrick’s. “We encourage people to work on their Personal Best, which could just be how far they walk, or how quickly they finish the course” explains Beetle. 100% of the proceeds of the Mania Shuffle will pass through to the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction and on

to children and families in need here in the Lakes Region. Last year Pub Mania raised $276,267 for the Children’s Auction and has now raised over $1,313,000 in the first eight years of the event. Pub Mania 2017 is scheduled for December 7 and 8. For more information about Patrick’s or the Pub Mania event, please visit www.patrickspub.com or email info@patrickspub. com.

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KOVELS: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

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Bottle-Cap Art Some modern artists like to make something out of nothing by using discarded metal, signs, cans, tools, machine parts and other trash to form useful pieces of art. One of the most popular discards is metal crown bottle caps. The crown cap, the type used on soda bottles, was invented in 1892. Soon ads and logos were printed on the caps, and they were considered trash after the bottle’s con-

tents were emptied. But the caps were colorful and round, so eventually large pieces were created, like bottle-cap chains strung with hundreds of caps and smoking stands made from the chains. Caps were painted and used as game pieces like checkers, and a trivet shaped like a bunch of grapes was made from caps covered with crocheted yarn. There also were planters, purses, bottlecap “buttons� made with magnets and jewelry, especially cross-shaped pendants. Many of these can be found pictured online,

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but the most popular are the man and woman figures made as a Boy Scout project in the 1950s. The figures had arms and legs made with strings and caps, a wooden body and head, and it held a small colored aluminum bowl. The women often had hoop earrings and colorful costumes. Pairs were dressed and named appropriately as “Calypso� or “Trampman.� But a modern artist named Rick Ladd made the most spectacular and artistic pieces -- a chair and footstool -- in 1991. Loops of bottlecap chains, flat wooden frame sections decorated with caps that show the original brand art, and glass formed a 20-inchhigh chair and footstool. They sold at a recent Skinner auction in Boston for $492. A matching chest of drawers brought $884, and a picture frame sold for $677. *** Q: I just got what looks like a copper luster teapot marked “Wade England.� The lid has a genie with his arms folded. The

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Americans Across This Land, Be Informed. Then Use The Info! F r o m my friend, a great American, Michael Cutler: “The 9/11 Commission reported on by Niel Young Advocates Columnist how multiple failures of the immigration system, especially immigration fraud, enabled terrorists to enter the United States on numerous occasions and embed themselves as they went about their deadly preparations in towns and cities across the United States. The concerns of the Commission were not limited to the 19 hijackers who carried out the attacks on 9/11 but also included many other terrorists that the Commission identified as having operated in the United States in the decade leading up to September 11, 2001. In the years since 9/11 still more deadly terror attacks have been carried out in the United States by aliens who gamed the visa process and immigration system. Ignorance is not bliss. Knowledge is power so my article provides some cold hard facts for you to consider. Being “Pro-Enforcement� is not “Anti-Immigrant.� Indeed, advocates for immigration anarchy are actually taking an “Anti-Immigrant� position by obfuscating the line that separates lawful immigrants from illegal aliens. To provide a bit of clarity, while we are indeed a “Nation of immigrants� America is not a nation of trespassers. The difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien is comparable to the difference between a houseguest and a bur-

glar. Americans must be willing to stand their ground and not be intimidated by the false accusations- far too much hangs in the balance! We must speak out against mayors and governors who create “Sanctuary Cities� and “Sanctuary States’.� Many people have come to complain that we have become too “Politically Correct� to speak the truth about important issues. My view is that the artful use of language that has been described as examples of political correctness are in fact, examples of Orwellian “Newspeak.� ******** This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University! Dr. Everett Piper, President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized� by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love. In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable. I’m not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic. Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims. Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them “feel bad� about themselves, is a “hater,� a “bigot,� an “oppressor,� and a “victimizer.� I have a message for this young man and all others who care to listen. That feeling of discomfort you have after listening to a sermon is called a conscience. An altar call is supposed to make you

feel bad. It is supposed to make you feel guilty. The goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins— not coddle you in your selfishness. The primary objective of the Church and the Christian faith is your confession, not your self-actualization. “So here’s my advice: If you want the chaplain to tell you you’re a victim rather than tell you that you need virtue, this may not be the university you’re looking for. If you want to complain about a sermon that makes you feel less than loving for not showing love, this might be the wrong place. If you’re more interested in playing the “hater� card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.� Both Cutler and Everett Piper are instant heroes to me. They say what needs to be said. Please research both of these gentlemen. Talk about this with the students!


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Everybody’s got a story to tell... so what’s yours?

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Our Next StorySlam ... @ Franklin Opera House Saturday, Sept 9th at 7:00pm $5 per person Theme : “Odd Jobs”

Real life stories told by real people from your community ... The StorySlam

is a live storytelling competition in the vein of poetry slams organized by The Moth, a non-profit literary society from New York City, since 2001. Storytellers (slammers) have 6 minutes each to tell a story, based on a theme chosen for the event.

Come and tell your story, or just sit back and be entertained by those who do. 12 storytellers will be selected at random and have up to six minutes to tell their story. Stories can be funny, sad, inspirational or all three, but please, no politics or preaching, we all get enough of that every day as it is. No notes allowed. Prizes will be awarded and a good time will be had by all. “StorySlams” are hugely popular events across the country, but very few, if any, have been held North of Concord. More information can be found on “Real Stories North Of Concord” Facebook page. Those who are interested in telling a story can register in advance by sending their name to realstoriesnoc@gmail.com. (Registering does not guarantee that you will be picked.) Admission is $5 per person for both storytellers and spectators. For advance tickets go to FranklinOperaHouse.org. (Tickets also sold at the door.) Franklin Opera House is located at 316 Central St., Franklin. Call for more info at 603-934-1901.


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StorySlam At Pitman’s Raises Funds To Support Camp Resilience’s Work With Wounded Warriors Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia hosted its second Story Slam with net proceeds going to help the local veterans support group, Camp Resilience. The crowd delighted to several storytellers picked from the audience who blended humor, song, acting ability and serious subject matter to present their individual stories with the theme of my “Brush With Fame”. Master of Ceremonies, and the driving force to bring this popular national movement to storytellers “north of Concord”, Brendan Smith, Editor of the Weirs Times, encouraged the speakers and the audience with his comments and banter. “Pitman’s is such a great venue for this type if event” said Smith. “Owners Dick and Connie Mitchell have made us feel welcome and have created a terrific

Tom Lacey (R), Board member of Camp Resilience, receives a check for $520 from Brendan Smith, proceeds from the latest StorySlam at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia on August 24th. Smith has been raising funds for charitable organizations through this unique event where audience members share personal stories based on a theme for the evening. Camp Resilience is a Lakes Region based organization which uses the scenic beauty of the area as its backdrop to provide sports, adventure activities and life skills programs for wounded warriors. “This five hundred dollars will help bring one veteran to Camp Resilience for a week,” said Lacey.

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atmosphere for storytelling”, Smith added. He then introduced Camp Resilience Board member Tom Lacey who described the work of the non-profit group and encouraged attendees to take home some Camp Resilience literature or go to the website, www.prli.us, for more information. Lacey described a typical schedule for groups of visiting veterans suffering the visible and invisible wounds of war. He pointed out that the Camp Resilience experience lasting usually four days is free of charge to all veterans who apply and are accepted. Costs of approximately $500 per veteran are covered by generous grants and donations such as the group will realize from the Story Slam event. The top vote getter at Story Slam was Camp Resilience founder, Kurt Webber, who told the

audience that his brush with fame occurred while serving in the Army and being detailed to Normandy to support the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings of WWII. He had the pleasure and honor of meeting three Army veterans of the D-Day invasion who told him of their specific duties during the invasion. Webber described these three heroes as “not famous but they ought to be”. Story Slam is proving popular with attendees so future plans are in the works for more Story Slams to be held at Pittman’s. Watch the local media for details. To find out more about Camp Resilience visit prli. us. To find out more about the StorySlams visit “Real Stories North Of Concord” on Facebook.

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Community Fair

Danbury Grange, 15 North Road, Danbury. 7:30am10pm. Pancake breakfast, Attic Treasures, parade at 11am, live music, children’s petting zoo, bed races, horseshoes, tractor pulling, home baked beans & ham supper at 4:30pm – 7pm, followed by live Bluegrass music and live auction. All are invited. 252-4440

Tony V & Jimmy PJ Walsh – Live Comedy Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. BYOB venue. www. pitmansfreightroom.com or 527-0043

Blueberry Breakfast

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First Church Congregational, 63 South Main Street, Rochester. 7:30am-10am. $6/ adults, $3/kids ages 5-10, free for kids under 5. 332-1121

Garlic Day

Two Sisters Garlic, 23 Clough Tavern Road, Canterbury. 9am-4pm. All day garlic tasting, garlic smells, garlic sights, garlic information and garlic to buy! Live music from 11am-1pm by Linda Ray on the Dulcimer. 731-5574

5th Annual Festival

Monarch

Petals in the Pines, 126 Baptist Road, Canterbury. 9am-4pm. Celebrate the return of the amazing Monarch Butterfly! Learn about butterfly gardening, visit the “Monarch Maternity Ward� to search for Monarch chrysalis and caterpillars, observe the caterpillar rearing tent as they tag butterflies, if any, that emerge that day, and enjoy games, activities and visit the garden gift shop!

www.petalsinthepines.com or 783-0220

26th Annual Flea Market

Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, Tilton. There will be something for everyone as well as a lunch booth and baked goods for sale. Space to set up is available for $15. You can bring items to donate a few days before by calling 286-4795.

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Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith. 9:30am3:30pm. No felting experience necessary. There will be an abundance of materials available to choose from to create your own special scarf, in whatever design and color you wish to make. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack to satisfy themselves during the 6-hour class. Tuition is $65 per student with a $35 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor on the day of class. Pre-registration and payment required. 279-7920 to pre-register and get the list of material students should bring.

Blue Note Big Band – Free Concert Cate Park, Wolfeboro. 7pm9pm. The public is invited to wind summer down with the upbeat mix of Swing Era classics and popular contemporary selections by the 16-piece band led by Eric Andrews plus vocalist Denise Therrien.

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Sat. 9th – Sun. 10th Color and Pattern Furniture Painting Class

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Nuno Felted Scarf Class with Melinda LaBarge

Mondays

BURGER TIME

Tuesdays

PIZZA TIME!

$5.00 burgers all day! Pizzas $10, up to 4 specified Mouth watering, big beefy, toppings. (Dine in only, limit turkey or veggie burgers of one $10 pizza for parties with hand cut fries. of 1-3. Two $10 pizzas for (limit of one per person) parties of 4 or more.) Wednesdays

FIESTA EN EL ESTABLO!

SWIRL, SIP & SAVE

Half off featured red & white wine. Thursdays

PRIME RIB DINNER Party at the barn! While it lasts! - 15oz. $15.95 30% off mexican items Sundays on menu, $1 off margaritas & coronas. BEER SPECIALS (limit of one per person)

1-4 pm

Art Works, Chocorua Creative Arts Center, 132 White Mountain Highway, Chocorua. 10am-5pm both days. Learn to take your old piece of furniture and turn it into an extraordinary painted piece of art! You supply the wooden piece that has been sanded and primed with a water based sealer and instructor Theo Page will guide you through the process of creating a new, unique piece! Bring a lunch, water, and a snack along with your ready-to-go piece. $60pp, preregistration is required. www. chocoruaartworks.com or 323-8041

and advanced students, ages 12 and up are welcomed to participate. Pre-registration and payment is required. 279-7920 or www.meredith.

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Monday 11th 1st Annual Pub Mania Team Naughty & Nice Golf Tournament Lochmere Country Club, Tilton. Shotgun start at 9am. $100/ pp or $400/Foursome and includes; greens fees, cart, catered lunch, T-shirt and goody bag. For more info contact

pubmanianaughtyandnice@ gmail.com 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Wright Museum, Center Street, Wolfeboro. Doors open at 5pm, Ceremony will take place from 5:30pm-6:30pm. This non-political Memorial Ceremony will include presentations from police, fire and first responders, as well as a remembrance of those who lost their lives. For more information about the event, call organizers Bob or Lindy Viscio at 569-0436. www.

wrightmuseum.org

Tuesday 12th Rochester Farmers Market Rochester Common, Rochester. 3pm-6pm. 3303208 or email director@

rochestermainstreet.org

“The Holocaust: the Twisted Road to Auschwitz�

Donations accepted.

The Wright Museum, Center Street, Wolfeboro. Doors open at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 7pm. Thomas White, Coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College, will focus on the cascading radicalization and eveolution to genocide that took place from 1939-1945. White will explore how Nazi policy incrementally evolved and adapted over time in the complex face of changing political, military, and social circumstances. Admission is $8pp/non-members, free for members. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. 569-1212

Fall Glass Suncatcher Class with Lynn Haust

Open Mic Night with Paul Luff

Sunday 10th Super Pancake Breakfast First Congregational Church, 400 Main Street, Farmington. 7:30am-9:30am. www.

farmingtonnhucc.org

League of NH Craftsmen, 279 DW Highway, Meredith. 12:30pm-2:30pm. Come and find out why melting glass is so fun and addictive as you explore the medium of kiln fired glass and learn many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting! Tuition is $40 per student and includes use of tools and choice of glass materials. Beginners

Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 7pm. To get in the gig email pluff1@

myfairpoint.net www. patrickspub.com or 293-0841

Wednesday 13th The Vietnam War

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Thursday 14th Beer for History Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter. 6pm-8pm. As New Hampshire’s Revolutionary War Capital, Exeter is a town that boasts a rich history, which the American Independence Museum will celebrate with the second annual Beer for History Series. This second event in the series features 7th Settlement Brewery. Tickets are $20pp. Ticket price includes; sampling of beers, light fare, themed activity and more! Members of the American Independence Museum can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $15pp. www.

2551

or 335-1992

Jake Owen

Tribute Night – Live Music

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach. www. casinoballroom.com or 9294100

“It Was A Very Good Year�; A Tribute to Frank Sinatra with Tony Sands Rochester Opera 31 Wakefield Rochester. 8pm.

House, Street,

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Dueling Music

Pianos

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Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 9pm. Prepare for some serious fun as YOU pick the music and join in the show. www. patrickspub.com or 293-0841

independencemuseum.org

Rosemary’s Baby Blues – Live Music

The Vietnam War, A Ken Burns Film

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. BYOB venue. www. pitmansfreightroom.com or 527-0043

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 7pm. Join for a one-hour preview of the long anticipated Ken Burns series, The Vietnam War. The film explores the human dimensions of the War through an epic narrative shaped by the testimonies of nearly 80 witnesses- including American Soldiers, war protestors, and Vietnamese combatants and civilians. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Tickets start at $10pp (Military discounts available with proper identification).

www.rochesteroperahouse. com or 335-1992 Lasagna Supper

Hotchkiss Commons, 71 Main Street, Union. 5:30pm-7pm. Homemade lasagna, tossed salad, rolls, coffee, punch and pies! $8/Adult, $4/Children.

Eric Grant Thursday’s

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Acoustic

Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 7pm. Local favorite Eric Grant performs as you enjoy 2 for 1 appetizers at the bar. www. patrickspub.com or 293-0841

HH Holmes - Presentation

Gilmanton Year-Round Library, Gilmanton. 6pm. Join historians John Dickey and Pat Clarke as they delve into the gruesome and now worldwide murderous legend known as H.H. Holmes, or as we call him in his hometown of Gilmanton, Herman Webster Mudgett. Free and open to the public. 364-3400

Friday 15th John Waite The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. www. flyingmonkeynh.com or 536-

Fri. 15th & Sat. 16th 10th Biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta Wolfeboro Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee. 9am-5pm. This two-day event is filled with the thrilling spectacle of vintage triple cockpits, outboards, Gold Cup races, skiffs, and hydroplanes running in heats around a one-mile course. The public is invited to see and hear these boats run from the Wolfeboro Town Docks, there is no charge to watch the heats from the dock, but those wishing to get a closer look at the action, the Winnipesaukee Belle will be offering rides throughout the day for $12pp. For more information visit www.nhbm.org and click on the Regatta icon. 569-4554

Saturday 16th Country Line Dance

Belknap County Sportsmen Association, Lily Pond Road, Gilford. 7pm-9:30pm. Contact Bonnie 366-2030

Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 9pm. Each week is a different Tribute to some of the great musicians, bands and genres of our time. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841

Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. BYOB venue. www. pitmansfreightroom.com or 527-0043

Sunday 17th Megadeth Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach. www. casinoballroom.com or 9294100

Monday 18th Town Hall Meeting – “Myths and Facts About Marijuana�

Sabet and the Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force for a town hall meeting where you will learn and explore how and why marijuana is perceived as “harmless� by our teens. Topics include; marijuana and the developing brain, Preventing another “Big Tobacco�, what are the costs of legalization?, and the latest science and why legalization isn’t working in the U.S.. For more information or to RSVP contact Lauren at 9347446. You can reserve FREE childcare when you RSVP.

Rochester Common, Rochester. 3pm-6pm. 3303208 or email director@

rochestermainstreet.org

Open Mic Night with Paul Luff Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford. 7pm. To get in the gig email pluff1@

myfairpoint.net www. patrickspub.com or 293-0841

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with the former chef/owner of Nadia’s

Rochester Opera 31 Wakefield Rochester. 2pm.

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Tuesday 19th

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“It Was A Very Good Year�; A Tribute to Frank Sinatra with Tony Sands

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Summer Fun! The Best Summer Ever Starts Right Here!

10th Biennial Race Boat Regatta on Lake Winnipesaukee

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WOLFEBORO - The New Hampshire Boat Museum is preparing for its 10th biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta to be held on Wolfeboro Bay

on Lake Winnipesaukee September 15th and 16th. This two-day event is filled with the thrilling spectacle of vintage triple cockpits, outboards, Gold Cup racers, skiffs, and hydroplanes running in heats around a one-mile course. To learn more about all the details of the event, visit nhbm. org and click on the Regatta icon for details.
 The Wolfeboro Regatta is regarded as one of the best venues on the vintage race boat circuit. Race crews are signed up to attend from as far as south Florida and western Canada. It is anticipated that over 40 crews will be present this year. Since its inception, the event has expanded to include day-time and evening activities for the race crews and public. The heats will occur on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 - 5:00, with over 40 vintage race boats performing demonstration laps on a one-mile oval course on the Bay. The public is invited to see

and hear these boats run from the Wolfeboro Town Docks during these days. There is no charge to watch the heats from the docks. For those wishing to view the action up close from the water, the Winnipesaukee Belle will be offering rides throughout the day. The cost for these water tours are $12 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Regatta on the Town Docks. For those more adventurous, many of the race boat drivers are donating rides on their race boats with the proceeds going to the NH Boat Museum. The cost for these charity rides will range from $100-$300 depending on the chosen boat. To view the boats which are giving charity rides, visit the Regatta section of the Museum’s website at nhbm.org. Those attending the Regatta will also be given the opportunity to view the crew staging area See regatta on 29


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Summer Fun! The Best Summer Ever Starts Right Here!

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The Flatlander Chronicles Weirs Times F.O.O.L columnist, Brendan Smith’s new book with over 30 of the best of his original Flatlander Columns. From learning to Rake The Roof to Going To The Dump to Buying Firewood for the first time and everything in between, BrendaQ recounts the hXmorous tales of his learning to fit into New Hampshire life as a Flatlander from New York.

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also known as the Hot Pits. This secured area will be open to the public only between heats, but will allow spectators the opportunity to meet drivers and crew and see the boats up close. This year’s Race Boat Regatta is sponsored by Bradley’s Hardware, Coco Engineering, Alton Bay Yacht Club, NAPA Auto Parts - Wolfeboro, Danna’s Collision Repair, J. Clifton Avery Insurance, HK Powersport in Hooksett, Bayside Concrete, Brock’s Building Supply, B&B Service Center, Rochester Toyota, Advantage Construction, Knight Security, Kenneth A. Lane Master Electrician, Ramsey Plumbing & Heating, Sal’s Advanced Auto, and Wolfeboro Car Wash & Executive Detail. In-kind sponsors are assisting the Race Boat Regatta including Reliable Crane Service, Andrew’s Marine Service/ Lake Tow, Corinthian Yacht Club, Wolfetrap Grill and Rawbar, Watermark Marine Supply, Stark Creative, Three Sisters’ Country Store, The Wolfeboro Inn, Jo

Greens, Dive Winnipesaukee, J.C. Signs, and Carrier’s Construction. This well-planned event requires much coordination and collaboration with the American Power Boat Association, State of New Hampshire Marine Patrol, Town of Wolfeboro and the support of the community. Over 100 volunteers fill many stations including registration, hot pits, parking, set-up and clean-up to name a few. If you’re interested in volunteering for a shift please call the Museum at 569-4544. The New Hampshire Boat Museum is open daily to the public for the 2017 season through Monday, October 9, 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 12noon-4pm. The Museum is a not-forprofit institution focusing on New Hampshire’s boating and fresh water heritage. It is located at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro in the former Allen “A” Resort dance hall. For further information contact the Museum at 603569-4554, museum@ nhbm.org, www.nhbm.

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Twin’s fine west facing outlook. We decided we’d linger here on our way back and we headed to South Twin. The distance between North and South Twin is just 1.3 miles but it sure looks a lot further. As we hiked, I joked just wait

A hiker from Vermont and her dog Maggie on the bare summit of South Twin, elevation 4,902 feet and ranked #8/48 on the New Hampshire 4,000 footer list. The Appalachian Trail passes over South Twin. patenaude from 3

little it is not easy to cross without getting wet feet (during times of high water all the crossings can be impassable). The third crossing cannot be avoided and it is the narrowest and least difficult. We were able to rock hop across successfully but one step was tricky. The trail led away from the river and we head-

ed up the mountain. We easily hopped across a low flowing brook and as we hiked we walked over a few dry stream beds. The trail got steeper and steeper and the footing of the trail got worse with lots of loose rock. We had a view through the trees of Mount Washington and we could see the black puffs of smoke from the old coal Cog Railway train

that they run first in the morning. We met a group of about a dozen Dartmouth students out for their freshmen camping trip. They were loaded down with heavy backpacks and they zipped by us. The last half mile got steeper but when the trail leveled out we were rewarded with an open ledge with wide views ranging

Sharon and Sarah enjoying North Twin’s east facing ledges and the grand vista. On the right side of the photo is nearby Zealand Mountain and its large open scree field. fighting to come out and was winning. We continued on and reached the short side path that travels over the wooded actual highpoint and pops out at North

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regalia, but supporters of the duly-elected president of the United States. Antifa benefited enormously from the horrific events in Charlottesville. It became Nazis versus the people standing up to the Nazis, and in that formulation the people standing up to the Nazis always win. There can be no moral equivalence, we were told, between Nazis and their opponents. But that depends on who the opponents are -- there is a vast difference between peaceful counterprotesters and violent thugs, even if they are marching on the same side. Bully-boy fascists spoiling for a fight and blackclad leftists looking to beat them up exist on the same moral plane. They both thrill to violence and benefit from the attention that comes from it. They both reject civility and the rule of law that make a democratic society possible. They both are profoundly illiberal. All this was lost in the reaction to Charlottesville. Liberal commentators spread memes comparing antifa to American GIs who stormed the beaches at Normandy. The comparison would be apt if the 1st Infantry Division got together to spend an afternoon beating up fellow Americans rather than giving its last measure of devotion to breaching Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. There will always be goons who enjoy breaking things and hurting people. The real scandal is that otherwise respectable people are willing to look the other way or explain away the violence, so long as its perpetrators are on their side. They are just as cowardly as the mask-wearing antifa thugs who are brave enough to punch and kick people, but not to show their faces. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.

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You don’t have to drive through our more raciallydiverse cities like Manchester or Nashua to see the results of well-intentioned people asking the wrong questions and acting on the wrong answers. Go to very White Franklin or Laconia. Look around, read a local newspaper, talk to business and civic leaders. You’ll find that the problems of our struggling communities are not based on race or notions of equity. Our problems are grounded in the loss of “social capital,” which has been compounded by government welfare programs. A recent article by Leo Doran at Inside Sources defines social capital as “the health of interpersonal relationships in American communities,” including the “strengths of public and private institutions like the family, the church, community organizations.” Doran writes that experts, from Robert Putnam on the left to Charles Murray on the right, generally agree that “Americans are increasingly isolated and unhappy,” resulting in the “weakening of the ‘bridging’ and ‘bonding’ forces in society.” Lower marriage rates, higher out-of-wedlock births, drug addiction, and failures in our publicschool system all contribute to our deteriorating social capital. Here’s the key: The poor, regardless of race, are hardest hit. The three simple rules for avoiding poverty are harder to achieve for an increasing percentage of our population, but they still apply: Work hard and finish high school; get a full-time job; and wait until age 21 to get married and have children – in that order. If we truly want to build solid foundations for our future, we must focus on strengthening family, church, and community organizations for all our citizens, regardless of race. And if we do that, we’ll go a long way toward advancing opportunities for all. Ken can be reached at kengorrell@gmail.com


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allel to the new Boston, Concord and Montreal track, it combined a new dining room and railroad station stop. The dining room, said to be the largest of its kind in New Hampshire, was intended to conveniently service railroad travelers who could enter it directly from cars across a level platform. The best surviving illustration of the enlarged complex is a marvelous 1860s daguerreotype that shows the original tavern, the first addition and the second addition, with its distinctive cross-gable roofs, eaves brackets and extended verandas. Fire, the all-too-common scourge of the old hotels, leveled the Pemigewasset House in 1862, but it was soon rebuilt on the same site. The Second Pemigewasset House Of the smaller White Mountain hostelries originating in the 1860s, the second Pemigewasset House in Plymouth is by far the most significant, both historically

First Pemigewasset House. The hotel originated with Webster’s Tavern and was enlarged three times, incorporating a railraod station with adjacent dining room on the route to the Photo from “The Grand Resort Hotels Of The white mountains” by bryant F. tolles, jr. mountains. and architecturally. After the first Pemigewasset House burned in 1862 the property was sold to the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad, and in 1863, a new hotel rose on top of the old foundations, under the aegis of the Pemigewasset Hotel Company. Not

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the hotel hosted many famous individuals including former President Franklin Pierce and the renowned novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was at the Pemigewasset House in May 1864 that Hawthorne, accompanied by Pierce, unexpectedly See tolles on 35

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ornamented jambs, and side and rear verandas with square column supports, console brackets and pierced balustrades. Atop a moderately pitched roof at the center intersection of the planes was perched the “observatory� (or cupola), octagonal in form, with round-arched windows and a pyramidal roof cap with finial. But perhaps most impressive about the building was the front central open pavilion with its closed bracketed gable, and square, paneled columns, broken by a second story balustrade. Behind the column screen was a Palladian window at the second floor level and an unusual first-floor, roundarched main doorway flanked by vertical roundarched lights. A forceful, nicely proportioned “high-style� architectural statement in small town rural surroundings, the Pemigewasset possessed aesthetic attributes that only a few of the grand hotels of the same period or later could boast. On 12 May 1909, while under J. R. Elliott’s proprietorship, the second Pemigewasset House fell See tolles on 37


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victim to fire and was replaced three years later by another hotel of the same name on an new but nearby site. Like the other White Mountain hotels suffering the same fate, it had effectively served its public in ways that had become quite characteristic of the small community, highly rural, and in some cases nearly wildernessbased tourist economy of the region. It had offered a guest life style that urban or suburban hotels elsewhere in the Northeast could not hope to match. An 1888 article in Among the Clouds captured the essence of the visitor experience at the Pemigewasset: For those who wish to get away from the bustle and swelter of the metropolis, and yet who do not care to go beyond the borders of civilization

and cannot find solitude in the charms that sages have seen in her face, the Pemigewasset is a model hostelry. Here you can get all the rest that you want, while there is sufficient life and excitement to rout monotony and destroy all tedium . . . an ever shifting panorama of human activity is presented that exhibits typical America in its fullest measures. Here, as at other White Mountain hotels of the 1860s, people could seek peace of mind, healthfulness of body, and relaxed conviviality. They were able to temporarily free themselves from the stresses of war and post-war recovery as well as social and economic pressures produced by a nation undergoing unprecedented industrialization and urbanization. Fortuitously the decade ahead would accelerate

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get Jackson! We enjoyed the light moment and the mountain vista before heading back to North Twin. The Vermont gal didn’t join us. We really liked her dog and hoped she’d join us. The trip back to North Twin felt even quicker and we went back to settle in for more time on the east outlook. The sun was warm and we sat on the rocks. We pointed out the Galehead AMC hut down below and at all the peaks we had hiked together. We

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tract, electric rate hikes, insurance hikes, changes in the HHS assessment, changes in payroll taxes, group health insurance, retirement, workers compensation, unemployment insurance or the requested but not added personnel that were in the budget request for fiscal 2017 in the sheriff’s department and the county administration. So the budget request could easily be higher. What will that mean for taxpayers? That cannot be determined definitively but… Assuming non-tax revenues are constant just as we assumed the expenses of the departments will be constant; it would mean we will raise taxes. How much? Well… this is an approximation… but this year’s tax bill was

based on $12,963,440 of tax revenue. Next year the likely amount to be raised by taxes will be about $18,653,440 an increase of about 43% increase and that assumes things go well for the rest of this year and next year we can hold the line on departmental expenditures. Please understand this is just one person’s expectation. But it is an educated guess based on what has come out in the 2017 budget process. There are undoubtedly things which may mitigate this outcome. There should be discussion of spending at the county. The best way to have that discussion is with an understanding of the likely budget components. Marc Abear Meredith, NH.

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