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The Real Bob Montana New Book Tells Story of Life of Archie Creator

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

To most people, the name Bob Montana will instantly call to mind Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica. What most people don’t know is the real story behind this legendary cartoonist. The Bob Montana that called the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, and more specifically, the Town of Meredith, home and was deeply involved with his community. Author Carol Lee Ander-

son’s new book “The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana” tells his life story without using a single comic strip. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” said Anderson. It was while doing research for her last book “The History of Gunstock” that Anderson came across an article that said Bob Montana was up at the New Hampshire ski area getting inspiration and that Gunstock was going to See montana on 12

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ing as the class will last 5 hours. Tuition is $40 per student, and there is an additional $30 materials fee paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 2797920. The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located at 503 Endicott Street N next door to Funspot. C h is

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A new book by Carol Lee Anderson tells the little known side of Archie creator Bob Montana, who lived most of his life in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and was deeply involved with his community.

On Saturday, October 5th, learn to make Felted Journal Covers with Melinda LaBarge from 10am to 3pm at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum The felted cover will be seamless and custom-made to fit the journal included in your kit. The instruction will explain how to translate the covers to additional sizes. No felting experience is necessary. Students should bring the following materials/tools to class: towels, scissors, pen/ paper to take notes, camera (optional) to document process; rubber mat (optional) to stand on; comfortable shoes. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack, see-

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Oct Through the 6th Fryeburg Fair

Fryeburg, Maine. General admission is $10pp daily. Children under 12 are free. www.fryeburgfair.org or 207-9353268

Thursday 3rd Core Strengthening for the Athlete

tells the story of the circumstances surrounding the true-life event of her grandmother’s gift of a concubine to her grandfather. Free and open to all. 569-2428

Lakes Region Camera Club Meeting

Trinity Episcopal Church, Meredith. 7pm. Bill Cain will discuss Animal Photography. Persons of any experience level are welcome. 3402359

Friday 4th

Hillside Medical Park, Gilford Lot C. 6-7:30pm. Introductory lecture on the importance of developing and maintaining a strong and stable core, as well as learning the many strengthening techniques available. Free and open to the public, Please dress appropriately and come ready to participate. 527-7120

Acoustic Jam Night!

Author Amy Kwei

Lynyrd Skynyrd with Bruce Marshall Band

Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Kwei discusses her book “A Concubine for the Family”, which

Foliage Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee

Goodfellas Pizzeria, 66 Washington Street, Rochester. Pub style eatery serving up thin crust, brick oven pizza! 332-9842

Marshall Tucker Band

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

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

Sunday Brunch

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

Dinner Dance Cruises Rock ’n’ Roll Sat. Night From Weirs Beach - 6–9 PM

Sunday Dinner Cruises Turkey Dinner in October. CHILDREN CRUISE FREE From Weirs Beach 5–7 PM through October 13.

Halloween Ball Get your costume ready for the season finale on the big boat. October 26 From Weirs Beach - 7 PM

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Grappone Conference Center, Concord. 6:30pm. Several species of wildlife will be on hand throughout the evening and awards will be presented to NH youth, teachers, business partners and others who have teamed together to bring wildlife back from the brink of extinction in the Granite State. $40pp. 271-2461 for tickets.

Tusk – Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 8pm. $20pp. 3351992

Rickie Lee Jones

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

Weird Al Yankovic

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

First Friday Art Walk in Dover

WWII Hero John Katsaros

Red Rivers Theatre, 11 South Main Street, Concord.www.redrivertheatres. org

Let the captain do the driving while you Relax and enjoy the fall foliage from the decks of the M/S Mount Washington

Evening of Wildlife and Awards

NH Walk for Epilepsy

Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham. 6-8pm. $25/ Museum of Art members, $35/nonmembers. www.unh.edu/moa/ 8633712

“Enough Said”

From Weirs Bch & Wolfeboro

Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. 11am-1pm. No charge for the workshop that is being held by the Mary Butler Chapter of DAR. 2930429

Fine Art Fundraising Auction

Artstream, 10 Second Street, Dover. 5-8pm. For a preview and directions visit www.artstreamstudios.com 5168500

Scenic Cruises

Genealogical Workshop

Fri. 4th – Sat. 5th The Ghoullog

Cranmore Mountain, 1 Skimobile Road, North Conway. Doors open at 6:30. This years haunt theme is themed around the Mercer Home for the Criminally Insane! The newly designed unforgettable experience, will lead unsuspecting guests through a series of dark rooms, scary mazes and new for 2013, an outdoor element which will bring only the brave through the dark woods of night. This season, each Goulllog admission will come with a ticket to ride the chairlift to the summit for an unforgettable ride in the dark! www.cranmore.com or 1-800SUN-N-SKI

Rummage Sale and Flea Market

First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford. 9am-2pm. 5286485

Saturday 5th Joel Cage – Live Music

The Bach Room at The Mill Fudge Factory, 2 Central Street, Bristol. 7:309:30pm. 744-0405

Friends of the Arts Annual Art Show

The Common, Plymouth. 9am-4pm. 536-1182 www.friends-of-the-arts.org

Flea Market

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

Kimball-Jenkins Estate, Concord. Registration starts at 9am and the walk begins at 10am. Advanced registration $10, day of $20. Registration includes a t-shirt and lunch. 677-7739 Aviation Museum of NH, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry. 11am. Mr. Katsaros was a crewmember aboard an ill-fated B-17 flying Fortress that crashed into Nazi-occupied France. Listen to his story as he has chronicled it in his book “Code Burgundy”. Books will be available for sale and signing after his presentation. Seating is limited. 669-4820.

Felted Journal Cover - Workshop

Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, 503 Endicott Street N., Laconia. 10am3pm. No felting experience necessary. Students should bring towels, scissors, pen and paper and a lunch as the class will last 5 hours. Optional items to bring will include: a camera, rubber mat to stand on and comfortable shoes. $40 per student, and there is an additional $30 material fee. 279-7920

Ted Alexandro – Live Comedy

First Friday Art Walk in Dover Friday, October 4th, from 5-8 p.m. is the First Friday Art Walk in Dover. Get out and see some art! Artstream at their new location of 10 Second Street in Dover is pleased to announce their new exhibit “Broken Landscape” a series of sculptures and mixed media prints by Judith Heller Cassell and photographs by David Cassell. This dynamic pair of artists are coming together in one exhibit with work representing the rugged and ravaged landscape. Their collective thoughts on the environment, conservation and preservation are illustrated in this exhibition. The public is warmly invited to join artstream to the opening of this exhibit with questions and answers with the artists and light refreshments. For a preview and directions please visit www.artstreamstudios.com

“The Northern Railroad” At Lake Winnipeaukee Museum On Wednesday, October 9th at 7pm, The Lake Winnipesaukee will present “The Northern Railroad”, Featuring Kenneth Cushing at their museum in the Weirs. Hear about the Boston & Maine Line from Concord to White River Junction from historian and author, Kenneth R. Cushing, including the effect of snowstorms, floods and other disruptions and the interaction of trains within communities. He has previously published “Isinglass, Timber & Wool”, the history of Grafton, NH, in which he lives. This program is free for members, $5/non-members. 3665950 to RSVP. The Lake Winnipesaukee is located on Route 3 in the Weirs, next door to Funspot.

Silent Film Classic ‘Safety Last’ In Plymouth See how Harold gets into his high-altitude predicament in a screening of ‘Safety Last,’ one of Lloyd’s most popular films, on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30pm at the Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 South Main St., Plymouth, N.H. The program will be accompanied live by silent film musician Jeff Rapsis. General admission is $10 per person.

Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University. 8:30pm. 535-2787

Wayne White – Artist Reception

Rochester MFA Gallery, 18 North Main Street, Rochester. 5pm. www. rochestermfa.org

Pot Luck Dinner and Concert

Campton Congregational Church, Rt. 175, Campton. 5:30 for dinner, 7pm concert with Scott Brunt.

Two on Tap – Nationally Acclaimed Song and Dance Duo

Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 934-1901

Foliage Festival

Moulton Farm, Quarry Road, Meredith. 10am-3pm. The corn maze will be open as well as plenty of family fun activities including: a bounce house, tractor rides, a magic show, bounce house, visit with farm animals and more! Free. 279-3915

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Kayaking Presentation in Meredith On Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30pm please join Adirondack Guide and ACA Kayak and Canoe Instructor Paula Wanzer as she gives a presentation on Kayaking at the Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street. She will be giving a brief introduction on kayaking and some background information on Cedar Key. She will then show an 18 minute audio/slide show presentation on Kayaking Cedar Key and discuss other water trails to be explored. Ms. Wanzer creates her own paddles and will also be discussing them.

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of view. I realize that it’s hard to please all of the people all of the time. But now I’ve found a way to overcome that old adage. I have found a way to please everyone equally. I think they are still around, but when I was a kid, I used to love to do the Mad Libs games where you’d put your own words in blank spaces throughout a story to give it a new meaning each time. I thought I’d try that this week. I’ve left some

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blanks for you, the reader, to fill in and to make my column this week read just the way you’d like. This way you will come away with a F.O.O.L in New Hampshire column personally handcrafted by you for your own reading pleasure. Feel free to send me your completed columns if you feel like it and I will be happy to read them if I feel like it Have fun and no cheating!!

will run for president. (HE/SHE) will promise to “Make America (ADJECTIVE) Again.� (HIS/HER) opponent will promise to “Move (ANOTHER TIRED OLD POLITICIAN) America (ADVERB)!� In the end, (TIRED OLD POLITICIAN) will win, Nothing will change. Looking ahead. In international affairs there will be trouble in (ANY MIDDLE EAST COUNTRY). That’s about it on that one Here in New Hampshire many lawmakers think the best way to balance the budget is to and more (PLURAL NOUN). have less (NOUN) One thing is for sure it is all the fault of those damn (PLURAL POLITICAL PARTY) , they are nothing but a bunch of (ADJECTIVE) (NASTY ADJECTIVE) !! (REALLY NASTY ADJECTIVE) (PLURAL NOUN) Hassan Our Governor Maggie (NICKNAME) thinks that having a casino is a good idea. She says that it will raise enough money to help fund

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To The Editor: As you can see from the attached picture, I have a beautifully restored Vendo 63 from 1958 just yearning to be filled. Thanks to Brendan’s article on the Squamscot Beverage Company it’s wish will soon be fulfilled after a wonderful trip to see “Dixie” the bottling machine and meet Tom who helped me load up a couple of cases of yummy soft drinks. In 1964 I was ten and summering at Nantasket Beach on the south shore of Mass. Besides running into the frigid ocean water, the major treat was to get a dime and run up to the L Street Market for an ice cold Coke. Put in your dime, open the door and pull out a frosty drink. Over the course of many decades I would often think of that experience. Finally a couple of years ago, I saw an ad on Craigslist for an old Coke machine. What I didn’t see was a major, a la “American Restoration”, TV show experience coming my way. Rusty, stinky and non operational, I loaded this hulk into the SUV and brought it home. Week after week of sanding, bondo, priming, painting, having decals made, ordering parts for the inside, rewiring and so on, produced the machine you see. The challenge of course was to find glass bottles. I was able to get a few soda types of IBC at Hannafords and some Coke

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bottles at Walmart. What I could not find was a variety of other flavors. I now know what “Indiana Jones” must have felt like when he found the “Holy Grail”. What I found was way better! Having just polished off a spectacular “Maple Cream” soda, I can’t wait to fill up the machine and try out the other flavors I bought, including one named “Yup”. For those of you who have not yet made the pilgrimage, I urge you to visit the “Conner family” in Newfields, New Hampshire and take home a case of pure ecstasy. Jerry Katz New Durham, NH.

Questions To The Editor: New Hampshire does have an electricity problem - it produces far too

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.

much. So why is the state looking to allow foreign companies to harvest revenues that belong to in-state companies? Sacrificing local companies that provide a trickle down effect into the New Hampshire economy is not a smart move? Wind contracts will require state regulatory approval and Governor Maggie Hassan will be caught in the crosshairs. She, after all, is pushing for wind farm developments across the state. And I’m sure she prefers to rub shoulders with the big boys Iberdrola Renewables and EDP Renewables - than us common country folk. Imagine the talks she is having with them? One question still remains: Why isn’t Gov. Maggie Hassan seeking bids from local companies that already develop reliable electricity from our biomass, hydro and landfill companies to help procure additional renewable energy for the state’s portfolio? We’ve seen first hand how developers have made an extremely bad first impression. In fact, the public relations effort continues to be a disaster eleven months after their initial announcement. Take for instance Ed Cherian’s Town Hall meetings recently. It’s still characterized by deceptive, misleading statements, patronizing and dismissive treatment of residents’ concerns. Developers have conSee mail boat on 33

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From The State House “The Beast” Known As NH Regional Planning Commissions

Another informative meeting took place in Alton last week with regard to Workforce Housing. Over 100 people by Rep. Jane Cormier poured into Belknap District 8 the Gilman Museum for the event, which was hosted by the Alton Business Association. Ken Eyring, a leading NH expert on what Granite State Future is REALLY all about, led the lively discussion revealing the true implications of Workforce Housing on our local communities. Since this meeting, I have had some people ask me why I have problems with the Regional

Planning Commissions – why am I so against their “advisory” input? This is very complex stuff but let’s see if I can answer in clear, simple terms. Basically, NH RSA 36:47 reads: “A regional planning commission’s powers shall be advisory . . . Nothing in this subdivision shall be deemed to reduce or limit any of the powers, duties or obligations of planning boards in individual municipalities.” Yes, that is what is written. However, this is not what is happening. If HUD regional planning program initiatives are implemented by any community, there are mandatory Federal outcomes which towns sign on to within the agreements. The mandatory outcomes are clearly outlined in the foundational grant

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Obama Lied, My Health Plan Died Like an estimated 22 million other Americans, I am a self-employed smallbusiness owner who buys health insurance for my by Michelle Malkin family directly Syndicated Columnist on the individual market. We have a high-deductible PPO plan that allows us to choose from a wide range of doctors. Or rather, we had such a plan. Last week, our family received notice from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado that we can no longer keep the plan we like because of “changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA).” The letter informed us that “(t)o meet the requirements of the new laws, your current plan can no longer be continued beyond your 2014 renewal date.” In short: Obama lied. My health plan died. Remember? Our president looked America straight in the eye and promised: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also lied when she pledged: “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.” This isn’t just partisan business. It’s personal. Our cancellation letter states that Anthem is “not going to be selling new individual PPO plans.” When we asked whether we could keep our children’s doctors, an agent for

Anthem told my husband and me she didn’t know. The insurer has no details available yet on what exactly they’ll be offering. We either will be herded into the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange regime (launching October 1), a severely limited HMO plan, or presented with costlier alternatives from another insurer. If they even exist. My family is not alone. Across the country, insurers are sending out Obamacare-induced health plan death notices to untold tens of thousands of other customers in the individual market. Twitter users are posting their Obamacare cancellation notices and accompanying rate increases: Linda Deright posted her letter from Regency of Washington state: “63 percent jump, old policy of 15 yrs. cancelled.” Karen J. Dugan wrote: “Received same notice from Blue Shield CA for our small business. Driving into exchange and no info since online site is down.” Chris Birk wrote: “Got notice from BCBS that my current health plan is not ACA compliant. New plan 2x as costly for worse coverage.” Small-business owner Villi Wilson posted his letter from HMSA Blue Cross Blue Shield canceling his individual plan and added: “I thought Obama said if I like my health care plan I can keep my health care plan.” Few among Washington’s protected political class are paying attention, because they enjoy their lucrative government benefits and are exempted from Obamacare’s destructive consequences. But one of my state’s congressional representatives, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner, also lost his individual market plan. Unlike most politicians on Capitol Hill, Gardner chose not to enroll in the federal

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Islam and Moderation; Often at Loggerheads UNITED NATIONS—The Somali linked terrorist carnage perpetuated in a Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall killing 70 inby John J. Metzler n o c e n t b y Syndicated Columnist standers, the attacks on a Pakistani church in Peshwar by Taliban fighters murdering at least 75 worshippers, and the consistent harassment of Christians in Egypt by Muslim Brotherhood militants, offer stark and stunning subjective evidence of Islamist militants perpetuating violence. As the United Nations General Assembly meets for its annual Debate, the specter of terrorism hangs like a foreboding cloud. Last year it was Benghazi this year Nairobi. But beyond perfunctory condemnation of terrorism in all its latest atrocities, few speakers have tried to truly delve into the philosophical roots of the violence. Jordan’s King Abdullah II offered a searingly poignant analysis into the issues facing the Middle East. Speaking before the Assembly on the widening Syrian crisis, Abdullah stated, “Extremists have rushed to promote and exploit ethnic and religious divisions.” He added importantly that one hundred eminent Muslim scholars in the Amman Message, stated, “The modern Islamic state should uphold equality, across the ethnic and religious spectrum. The scholars decisively condemned the incitement of ethnic and sectarian conflict (Fitna) .” Significantly, King Abdullah advised, “Jordan has called upon the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to adopt these recommendations, which are critical guiding principles amid the turbulence and transformation across our region.” Equally the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan convened a meeting to “address the challenges to Arab Christian communities.” As the King stressed, “They are an essential part of our region’s past, present and future.” He added, “Jordan has

been a model of coexistence and fraternity among Muslims and Christians.” Significantly King Abdullah stated, “We will do out utmost to protect our Arab Christian communities and minorities.” As an uncomfortable neighbor of Syria, Jordan who has faced a deluge of refugees; as the King stated, “The flow of Syrian refugees into Jordan already equals one-tenth of our own population. It could reach one million, some 20% of our population, by next year.” Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mohd Najib Razak presented an interesting philosophical challenge to militants within the Muslim world. In comments at New York’s prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, the Prime Minister stressed his “Global Movement of Moderates,” a plan which calls upon all major religions to “censure and reject their own extremists.” “The problem is not between Christians, Muslims and Jews, but between extremists and moderates,” Prime Minister Razak stressed. He called on countries to “choose moderation and reject fanaticism.” While abhorring a “circle of violence” in many parts of the world, he called on leaders to “be bold and occupy center stage and the high moral ground.” Yes, but squaring the circle of violence poses a near Herculean socio/political challenge. While I concede that a majority of people even in violence-prone places such as Pakistan and perhaps even Somalia, may well be peaceful and moderate, this does not stop a fanatical, well-armed, and motivated minority from intimidation and perpetuating terrorist violence. Speaking of violent forces in Islam, Razak added “These people have hijacked Islam to achieve political objectives.” I would agree; indeed political Islam nurtured and sustained the bloody Iranian Revolution in 1979 and its ensuing radicalism and indeed geopolitical destabilization to this day. Moreover, what of the vicious intra-Islamic violence between Shia and Sunni factions? While Malaysia is largely a moderate Islamic and increas-

ingly well-off country, the political fault lines in that Southeast Asian land are primarily ethnic, namely the Malay majority’s relations with the more prosperous Chinese minority. As Razak told an audience in

Kuala Lumpur the capital, “Malaysia has long been synonymous not with extremism but with moderation, tolerance and inclusively. In a predominantly Muslim country with substantives

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High Risk, Low Yield This has been the worst time, politically, for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both by Thomas Sowell his domestic Syndicated Columnist and foreign policies has been falling, amid revelations about their defects and dangers. Even people who once supported and defended him have now turned against him. There have even been rumblings against Barack Obama in the Congressional Black Caucus and among labor unions that were a major factor in helping him get elected and re-elected. Two of President Obama’s own former Secretaries of Defense have publicly criticized his gross mishandling of the Syria crisis, which has emboldened America’s enemies and undermined our allies around the world. As ObamaCare continues to go into effect, step by step, its high

costs and dire consequences for jobs have become ever more visible -- as have the lies that Obama blithely told about its costs and consequences when it was rushed into law too fast for anyone to see that it would become a “train wreck,” as one of its initial Democratic supporters in the Senate has since called it. As more and more revelations have come to light about the cynical and dangerous misuse of the Internal Revenue Service to harass and sabotage conservative political groups, the lies that the Obama administration initially told about this, as part of the coverup, have also been exposed. So have the lies told about what happened in Benghazi when four Americans were killed last year. Their killers remain at large, though they are known and are even giving media interviews in Libya. With Congressional investigations still going on, and turning up more and more revelations about multiple Obama administration scandals, the political problems of this administration seem to loom See Sowell on 34


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Chairman Ray Buckley, What’s The Plan? “It is disgraceful that Representatives K u s t e r and SheaPorter are willing to saddle our country by Niel Young Advocates Columnist with more debt and refuse to work across the aisle to cut wasteful government spending,” said New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn. “Kuster and Shea-Porter would rather give Barack Obama a blank check and push our country to the brink of insolvency because they lack the courage required to get our fiscal house in order.” You are correct Jennifer, but who are those republicans who have the courage? Liberal Dems and Moderates are so illprepared the taxpayers are confused as to which political party is on their side? And oh, Jennifer, Kelly Ayotte has left what is important to me and other fiscal conservatives in NH and across America while she is so busy with John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and other “moderate elites” in the Senate. And let us not forget that genius Karl Rove. We must not forget the efforts of Ayotte and company being soft on the ILLEGAL INVADERS. McCain is in a good position, he doesn’t face the Arizona voters for another 5 years, but we have an opportunity to remove Graham in 2014, and guess who in 2016. We principled America loving fiscal and social conservatives and Tea Party folks are not going to take our marching orders from the “republican leadership”. Is that an oxymoron? Oh yes, we have to take out Mitch McConnell

next year. Time for that lack of leadership Senator to go. Is McCain a Democrat? He and Harry Reid dislike our good senators that they engage in action unbecoming of a person to be admired. My Lord, I almost forgot Cong. Peter King, the man of many threats. So my friend says “Get it out in front of the people like Moses did and lead, no capitulation. Cruz reminds me of Patrick Henry, the crusader for pure freedom and private property rights. Congress was inundated with calls yesterday supporting Cruz. Republicans are mad at him, he makes them uncomfortable. Ghandi said something like this, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they condemn you, then you win.” Friend continues: “My message to them is ‘Make it burn.’ If the true constitutionalists left and formed a new party, I bet people would flock to it. I’m ready to jump, not to the libertarians, they have no leader. Rather to something with some star power behind it that will attract people. A new thing based upon tried and true old axioms. “Don’t feed me all the bull about the weakness of 3rd Parties, I know all that. Look where we are. Look what’s left of our republic. We need a new way to exert power, and making the Republicans bow down to us or lose everything is worth a try. We need to break away, present a message based upon our best traditions as a people, and back it up with facts. As we go bankrupt and the government programs cease to function, more and more people will be attracted to a new way and new ideas.

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Aviation Museum of NH Hosts WWII Hero On October 5th at 11am the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will host guest speaker John Katsaros of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Mr. Katsaros was a crewmember aboard an ill-fated B-17 Flying Fortress that crashed into Nazi-occupied France. John was injured badly in the crash, captured by the Gestapo and interrogated as only the Nazis could do. Despite his wounds he managed to escape, only to be recaptured later on. He escaped again and began working with the French underground while his wounds healed. Given the code name “Code Burgundy” by the underground, John became privy to many German military secrets. He was entrusted with this information and given the job of bringing it back to the Allies in London. To do so he would have to escape the Nazi stranglehold on France. He elected a perilous escape route over the rugged mountains that mark the border between France and Spain. His journey was long, arduous, and fraught with danger, but the information he carried was vital if the Allies were ever going to defeat the German war machine. Much of the information he delivered was only recently declassified by the U.S. Military. John Katsaros has chronicled his unique story in his book entitled Code Burgundy which will be available for sale and signing at the museum after his presentation. John has an abundance of photographs that he will share detailing his exploits in France, and these photos will help punctuate his colorful and informative story. Seating is limited and is included in the price of admission to the museum. Admission is free for members of the NH Aviation Historical Society.

Hiking in the White Mountains On Thursday, October 10, at 7pm at the Rochester Historical Society Museum on Hanson Street, Raymond Turmelle of Summit Productions will present Hiking in the White Mountains. Whether you are a novice or an experienced hiker, the White Mountains are there for all to enjoy. This multimedia production envisions the grandeur of hiking in the mountains in all four seasons, including winter scenes only seen by hikers who dare to challenge the high peaks under adverse conditions. We will see historical passages of Abel Crawford, Sylvester Marsh, Darby Field, the Carriage Road, and one of the oldest mountain climbers of Mount Washington – the Cog Railroad. Reminisce with views of the old Half-Way House, the Summit House, and the Weather Observatory before they were demolished and replaced with the new Sherman Adams Building. The meeting will be held in the second floor meeting room. Handicapped access is available. For more information please call 330-3099 or e-mail rochesterhistorical@ metrocast.net.

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Why Join In The Lakes Region Parade Of Homes Tour? If you are looking for a typical garden home tour then this is not it. This home tour is different because at each and every home you meet the craftsmen (and women!) behind the beauty. The people who designed, calculated, built and sweated over these gorgeous homes will be available to answer even your most detailed questions.

These people are the members of the Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association – professionals who know their stuff and are ready to prove it to you during the 2013 Lakes Region Parade of Homes! This year’s tour will feature eight spectacular homes throughout several communities in the Lakes and Mountain Region. www.NHWOOD.com

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Ask The Builder Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Tips & Secrets by Tim Carter

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DEAR TIM: My husband and I are deep into installing new flooring in our home. Flood damage ruined the carpet. We decided to install a combination of laminate flooring and ceramic tile. The tile work is much harder than I thought. We’re installing the large tile directly on top of the concrete slab. I’m using plastic spacers to keep the grout lines straight, but I’m having great difficulty. I’ve never grouted before and am worried about messing that up. Help! I don’t want to ruin this project. --Marilyn H. New Bern, N.C. DEAR MARILYN: I’m sorry about your recent disaster, but I’m happy that you’ve bounced back with a great DIY attitude. In my opinion, self-sufficiency and do-it-yourself is part of what built our great nation. You’re going to be very proud of your work once it’s complete. I also want to add that it’s beneficial to push the envelope of your abilities and be slightly uncomfortable. That’s how you improve your skills. The first thing I want to say is that it’s impossible for me, in this column,

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tile, it doesn’t take much effort to crack or snap it. To prevent cracked floor tile, you need to make sure there are no void spaces between the tile and the floor surface it rests on. A void space under a tile will cause the tile to bend as you apply pressure to the top of the tile. The larger the tile you’re installing, the more difficult this task becomes, as it’s very hard to get a floor surface in the same plane. You can use a fantastic product, pourable self-leveling floor compound, to get a perfectly flat floor surface if you plan ahead. Cracks in a concrete slab can, and often do, telegraph through the floor tile. If your slab has cracks, consider using special injectable concrete epoxies to repair the cracks so the concrete doesn’t move. Professionals often install crack-isolation membranes between the tile and concrete slabs. These help keep ceramic tile crack-free for the life of the floor. I discovered long ago that the plastic spacers used to keep grout lines straight don’t always work as intended. It’s not because the spacers are defective. Realize the spacers are probably manufactured with very tight tolerances, but the ceramic tile may be off slightly. If you have a variance of just 1/32 inch between tiles, that can create a 1/16-inch difference if two of those tiles are installed sideby-side. Pretty soon the grout lines will look more like a sinuous stream channel if you use the plastic spacers. My preferred method of installing floor tile is to create a grid on the floor using a chalkline. I calculate the exact distance, based on the width of the tile and the grout line spacing I want for either a 3-foot by 3-foot tile grid

or possibly a 4-foot by 4-foot tile grid. I snap the lines making sure they’re accurate and lay the tile to the edges of the grid lines. The center tiles are just installed by sight, making sure the grout lines are consistent and straight. Prior to the grout being installed, the lines between the tiles may appear slightly less than perfect. Grout has a magical quality to mask these very slight imperfections. Twisted or crooked tiles will still look twisted and crooked with grout. When you get ready to grout, you can spoil all your hard work up to this point. Rookie tile setters often make any number of mistakes when mixing, applying or finishing the grout. I recommend that you purchase some very inexpensive floor tiles and install them on a 3- foot by 5-foot piece of cement backer board that is laying in your garage. Practice grouting on this test area until you perfect your skills. Mix the grout so it’s the consistency of bricklayer’s mortar. If it flows from a bucket like pancake batter, it’s too wet. Too much water when mixing or finishing the grout joints weakens the

grout. This will cause it to crack or crumble in the months ahead. Apply the grout with a hard-rubber float at a 30 degree or 45 degree angle to the grout lines. This diagonal stroke will ensure the grout is flush with the top of the tile. Do not rub the grout with the sponge until it firms up enough so you don’t remove grout from the joints. Low humidity and hot temperatures will cause floor grout to set up rapidly, making it very hard to finish. You need to discover on your own how much grout you can install and finish at one time. Only mix enough grout in a bucket that you can install and finish in one hour. You can always mix more. Don’t add water to stiff grout in the bucket. Re-tempering the grout with water will weaken it.

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come each barrier. Anticipated barriers include NH’s strong tradition of individual property rights and resultant resistance to planning and zoning.” Advisory? I think not. (Does that mean I am a “barrier”? Oops, I think so…) Unless the public is educated as to what is happening within these planning commissions (and the mandatory resulting agreements), there will be no true voter/taxpayer voice in the mix! Stay active in your community. Talk to your neighbors – talk to your friends – go to your local RPC meetings if possible. Contact your elected representatives and find out where they stand on Granite State Future. We need to get the word out there if we want to silence this federal “beast”!

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St. John’s Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Ave, Dover. 3pm. Everyone is invited to bring their pet to be blessed by the pastor and given a small treat. Please be sure your pet is on a leash or otherwise under control. If for some reason you cannot bring your pet to the church, please bring a photo and the pastor will perform the blessing with the photo. An offering will be received at the service to go to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. 742-3046

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History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

Boscawen Agricultural Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen. 6:30pm. Presented by John Porter. This presentation will be a chronological walk through time with photos and illustrations of barns around the state. Free and open to the public. 753-9188 xt. 301

Opechee Garden Club Meeting

Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford. 1pm. Steve White, from Wild Bird Depot will be presenting a program on how to prepare for winter bird feeding. 524-7683

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communities of Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Taoists and Sikhs, we know well the ‘dignity of difference.” Here’s the challenge; can or will the hardened militants of the Taliban, Somalia’s Al- Shabab, or a number of sprouting Al Qaida affiliates the world over, for a moment suddenly choose to put down their Kalashnikov’s and willingly become model moderate citizens? John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He is the author of Transatlantic Divide; USA/Euroland Rift? (University Press, 2010).

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ahead as far out as the eye can see. What could possibly rescue Barack Obama from all these political problems and create a distraction that takes all his scandals off the front page? Only one thing: the Republicans. By making a futile and foredoomed attempt to defund ObamaCare, Congressional Republicans have created the distraction that Obama so much needs. Already media attention has shifted to the possibility of a government shutdown. Politically, it doesn’t matter that the Republicans are not really trying to shut down the government. What matters is that this distraction solves Barack Obama’s political problems that he could not possibly have solved by himself. Should ObamaCare be defunded? Absolutely. It is an economic disaster and will be a medical disaster, as well as destroying the Constitution’s protections of American citizens from the unbridled power of the federal government. For that matter, President Obama deserves to be impeached for arbitrarily waiving laws he doesn’t like, in defiance of his oath of office and the Constitution’s separation of powers. Chief Justice John Roberts also deserves to be impeached for his decision upholding ObamaCare, by allowing the government’s

taxing power to override all the Constitution’s other provisions protecting American citizens from the arbitrary powers of government. But, for the same reason that it makes no sense to impeach either President Obama or Chief Justice Roberts, it makes no sense to attempt to defund ObamaCare. That reason is that it cannot be done. The world is full of things that ought to be done but cannot in fact be done. The time, effort and credibility that Republicans are investing in trying to defund ObamaCare is a high risk, low yield investment. Even if, by some miracle, the Republicans managed to get the Senate to go along with defunding ObamaCare, President Obama can simply veto the bill. There is a United States of America today only because George Washington understood that his army was not able to fight the British troops everywhere, but had to choose carefully when and where to fight. Futile symbolic confrontations were a luxury that could not be afforded then and cannot be afforded now. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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if some gridsters perform from Hanover. a tasteless skit amongst themselves, then the whole NHIAA BASS FISHING this past spring. Fifty-six team needs to be preventI recently attended the two-person teams competed from playing football. NHIAA’s annual Media Day ed, representing schools This would never happen and got the latest Wednesdays NHIAA from all over N.H., with $1.00 Exeter High School sophoin Texas or Oklahoma. Or Handbook, full of records One-Scoop Laconia or Franklin, for and more. This great pub-Cone mores Connor Farrington Serving Great Taste for 107 Years that matter. lication has plenty of fod- and Cam Sterritt taking As always, there are les- der for future columns. top honors. (OMEMADE#HOCOLATEs/UR&AMOUS-AKE 9OUR /WN 3UNDAE3MORGASBORD sons to be learned from The NHIAA’s latest in(There were no partici5.)15%'IFT3HOPPES these things. The Hanover terscholastic competition pants from Hanover High 3ERVING"ELGIAN7AFmE"REAKFAST3AT 3UN,ABOR$AYAM NOON football players now know involves bass fishing, of School, perhaps due to that if they’re politically in- all things. A full fledged the rumored high mortalcorrect, school officials will Hours: Championship ity rate amongst the fish WeekdaysFishing 10am-10pm take away their football. Tournament will culminate involved.) Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10pm I think there might be on Saturday, October 5th better ways to2OUTE 7EIRS"EACHs  s/0%.!,,9%!2 impart a at Winnisquam Lake from MORE ON MARAUDER lesson, without subjecting 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the MADNESS www.kellerhaus.com a gridiron team to negative final weigh in being held (My Hanover observawire service reports, pun- at Bartlett Beach in Laco- tions above did not enishing the innocent, and nia. State Championship tirely resonate with an creating all kinds of con- plaques and medals will be occasional proofreader of troversy and resentment. awarded at this event. the female persuasion. Her But then again, I’m not An inaugural state fish- perspective follows.)

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Let’s look at the Hanover thing another way. What does it say about America that male athletes still think it’s funny to joke about abusing women? Because, from the tenor of the administration’s response, what else could it be?  The letter home to parents stated that “The themes of the skits were, in many cases, egregiously inappropriate, and most were of a sexual nature that objectified women.” The lack of detail was eloquent in its own way. Rape and violence against women by athletes are all too easily found in the news.  What about that Red Sox announcer’s son?   What about that South African runner?  Maybe rape/violence/objectification of women IS all too-accepted in American sports.   Rape really happens.   Yes, some women do cry “wolf.” Yes, there may be gray areas of coercion or whatever.  But then are we saying a man isn’t strong enough to control his own behavior? That a short skirt or a skimpy top is just too much?  To use those things as excuses is demeaning to men! How can a male with a sister or a daughter that they love find the concept of her abuse amusing? Jokes and words are experienced as real to the unconscious mind—this is a psychological fact —so to continue to chuckle at

these jokes, roastings, and skits is, in effect a tacit vote for poor behavior and wrong thinking. If our culture is to be changed for the better, then this tacit approval has to stop. Sportsquiz What are the colors of the five Olympic rings? (Answer follows) Born Today ... That is to say that sports standouts born on October 3 include former Groveton High and New Hampton Prep sports star (and my dad) Don Moffett (1926) and Harlem Globetrotter and world’s greatest dribbler Marques Haynes (1926). Sportsquote “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” —Vince Lombardi Sportsquiz Answer Red, blue, black, yellow and green. Michael Moffett is a Professor of Sports Management at NHTI, Concord’s Community College. He recently co-authored the critically-acclaimed and award-winning “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back” (with the Marines), which is available through Amazon. com. His e-mail address is mimoffett@comcast.net.


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Salome’s Stars Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries charm helps persuade others to listen to your proposal. But it’s still a long way from acceptance, unless you can stand up to the tough questions that are set to follow. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Plan to share a weekend getaway from all the pressures of your hectic workaday world with a very special someone. You could be pleasantly surprised at what develops. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your keen insight once again helps you handle a challenging situation with a clearer perception of what it’s really all about. What you learn helps you make a difficult decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you want to steer clear of getting involved in a new family dispute, say so. Your stand might cause hurt feelings for some, but overall, you’ll be respected for your honesty.

ACROSS 1 Evil spirits 7 Avoidance of reality 15 Words before “war” or “God” 20 Leaning type 21 Personal magnetism 22 Benton of “Hee Haw” 23 Solitary ivorypainted finger part? 25 Spring (from) 26 Twice penta27 12:00 in the daytime 28 Place for a headphone 29 Words after many book titles 30 Singer DiFranco 31 Poisonous evergreen 32 What a woodpecker is? 35 Bellybutton type 37 China’s Zhou 39 Pigs’ place 40 Be thrifty 41 Armstrong and Diamond riding bikes? 45 Ending for form 47 Took charge 48 Haifa native 49 Abrupt increase 52 Putting chips in up front 55 Cathedral next to the University of Oklahoma? 61 Brit’s lav 62 Novelist Charles 65 Weapon fill 66 State in southwest India 67 Gaunt

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect recognition for your efforts in getting a project into operation. Besides the more practical rewards, your Lion’s heart will be warmed by the admiration of your colleagues. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Set aside time to rid yourself of clutter that might well be drawing down your creative energies. Consider asking someone to help you decide what stays and what goes. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A colleague could make a request that might place you in an awkward position with coworkers. Best advice: Share your concerns with an associate you can trust. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your energy levels are way up, allowing you to take on the added challenge of a task you’ve been hoping to secure. Expect this move to lead to an important opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your continuing sense of confidence in what you’ve set out to do gives encouragement to others. Expect

69 Albacore got ready to pray? 72 CVI halved 73 Bassett of “Malcolm X” 76 Official plural of a popular Toyota hybrid model 77 Flutie and Henning 80 Sketch show since ‘75 81 Library patron creating less clutter? 84 Warms up, as leftovers 86 Relative of Ltd. 87 Not shown on TV, e.g. 90 Sore 93 Tow-offering org. 94 Seamster imitated a horse? 100 Bullfight bravos 102 Joanne of “Wagon Master” 104 Court staff member 105 British singer Lewis 106 Skills needed for a business workplace? 109 Actress Longoria 111 Sneaking 112 Old town shouters 113 - -mo 114 Kismet 116 Swedish auto 117 Salon tint 118 Occurrence of events not quite eerily at the same time? 122 Blissful sites 123 Neckerchief 124 Given for a time 125 Colas, e.g. 126 Obliquely

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might think it would be best to reject a suggestion others insist would be unworkable. But you might be surprised by what you find if you give it a chance. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Changing a decision might disappoint some people, but the important thing is that you be honest with yourself. Don’t go ahead with anything you have doubts about. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) There could be some fallout from an emotional confrontation that you really should deal with before moving on. Best to start fresh with a clean, clear slate. BORN THIS WEEK: Your honesty not only helps you make decisions for yourself, but also helps others find the right choices for themselves.

127 Pricey violins DOWN 1 Scorn 2 Aigner of fashion 3 Composer Henry 4 “Three Sisters” sister 5 Not a one 6 View 7 Cavern comeback 8 Tibia’s place 9 Meowing pet 10 Form of “be” 11 Disinfectant ingredient 12 Singer Hayes 13 Silly smiles 14 Bad, to Yves 15 Go out with 16 Locust trees 17 Petty 18 Set eyes on 19 Dealt with, as a difficult question 24 “Incredible!” 29 “Has fortune smiled on you yet?” 31 Private aye? 32 Calvin 33 Not, to Scots 34 “Who can - to?” 36 Tennis’ Nastase 37 Ovine female 38 Oilers’ gp. 42 Writer Sarah Jewett 43 Pester a lot 44 Tallied a total 46 Tennis’ Arthur 50 Painter Veronese 51 Catapult 52 Composer Berg 53 Nary a person 54 Fiji neighbor 56 Jack of old films 57 Only U.S. pres. to

resign 58 Mrs. Mikhail Gorbachev 59 Singer Black 60 Welcomes 63 Super- 64 Fascinated 68 Legendary snow beast 70 Assist 71 Shroud site in Italy 74 “Havana” actress Olin 75 Skee-Ball locales 78 “The Hoax” star Richard 79 Aussie lass 82 Ayn Rand hero Howard 83 Precepts 85 Leg up 88 Fish-fowl link 89 Bible boat 90 Freeloads 91 Tenor Kraus 92 Stated the meaning of 95 Honda models 96 Type 97 Cry of praise 98 Intertwisted 99 Couches for sleeping 101 Earth tone 103 Dethrone 107 Grossly dull 108 TV’s Stewart 109 End-of-list abbr. 110 Face hiders 114 Literary Huck 115 Biol. branch 116 Burn painfully 118 Pistons’ org. 119 Ripken of baseball 120 “Step - crack ...” 121 Umlaut part

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Lakes Region Wineries To Hold 3rd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend The seven Lakes Region wineries will be holding their 3rd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend on October 5 and 6. Participating wineries include Coffin Cellars, Stone Gate Vineyard, Gilmanton Winery, Sap House Meadery, Haunting Whisper Vineyards, Hermit Woods Winery, and the Lakes Region’s newest winery, Newfound Lake Vineyards. Explore the wineries of the Lakes Region. Taste young wines directly from the oak and stainless steel barrels that are used to ferment and age wine in, meet the wine makers, tour the wine making facilities, and learn all about the wine making process. In addition, many of the wineries will be hosting local vendors and offering special foods and winerelated items to guests. There is no cost to participate, although some wineries do require the purchase of a tasting glass in order to taste wine. Glasses sell for between$3-$5 and you take the glass home with you. For those who visit all seven participating wineries on Barrel Tasting Weekend you will be entered into a drawing to win either a three night stay at the Lake House at Ferry Point in Sanbornton valued at over $800 or a two-night stay at

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Church Landing at Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith, valued at over $700. Other prizes for visiting four or more wineries include a two-night stay at Steele Hill Resort valued at $300, a two night stay at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton valued at $250.00, a one night stay at the Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat Center, valued at $189.00, a one night stay at the The Henry Whipple House in Bristol, valued at $165.00, a dinner for two at Gilmanton Winery’s restaurant valued at $100, a gift basket made up of wine and wine related items from each winery valued at over $100, a weekend or two night stay, valued at $74.00 Cozy Pond Camping Resort, dinner for two at the Flying Goose Pub, valued at $50.00, dinner for two at the Millstone Restaurant, valued at $50. Most of the wineries grow grapes in their own family vineyards, and all of them place the greatest emphasis on locally grown fruit and honey, working closely with local farmers and pickers to find the best possible fruit with which to make their wine. Lakes Region wines are available in the wineries’ tasting rooms as well as restaurants and wine shops throughout New Hampshire.

Ken Hardcastle, Hermit Woods Winery will be one of the local wineries participating in the 3rd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend, October 5th and 6th. NEXT DAY DELIVERY AVAILABLE!

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