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By Kathleen Jablonski,
Field Specialist, UNH
Cooperative Extension
July - the hot lazy days of sum-
mer when we all want to be out-
side near a lake, river or ocean
doing some summer activity.
Most of us, however, still have
to go through the daily routine
of work, chores and family obli-
gations. Are we doing it while
keeping healthy choices in
A few weeks ago, I attended the
Health Summit facilitated by
the North Country Health
Consortium. The folks in atten-
dance, as we watched “The
Weight of a Nation”, were there
for one purpose: representing
their group, their school, their
agency, their health care site or
themselves to find out how we
as a region can influence the
people that surround us to make
healthy lifestyle choices.
During the afternoon, we had
four round robin sessions where
participants gave their ideas and
responses to some key ques-
tions. In three of the sessions,
the questions were targeted
about workplace wellness,
school wellness, and availability
of community wide healthy
food and drinks.
The other session, facilitated by
Andy Muller from the
Appalachian Mountain Club,
asked, “If you had to identify
one single step as the start to
your own well-being program,
what would it be?”
The way my mind works, I
think any systematic change
needs to begin with ourselves.
The question got to that: asking
participants who represented a
wide variety of entities, what
they would do themselves to
change to a healthy habit. All
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month. The program recently
opened their admissions to
admit a small percentage of
minors who demonstrate a com-
mitment to the environment.
Samantha and Lincoln, who are
interested in sustainability and
living a greener lifestyle, live in
Canaan with their mother,
Kimberly Depelteau Tracey,
where they are already making
changes to reduce their carbon
The Climate Reality Training
initiative is designed to create a
global network of concerned
citizens working to alert their
communities to the reality of
climate change. The Chicago
program expects to have a
worldwide international pres-
ence; the recent training in
Istanbul, Turkey had representa-
tives from over 77 different
countries in attendance.
Former Vice President, Al Gore,
will lead the three-day intensive
that will cover: the latest science
of climate changes, best prac-
tices in public speaking, social
media, leadership skills, com-
munication strategies, commu-
nity outreach and organization.
At the completion of the train-
ing, Samantha and Lincoln will
be members of a global network
of Climate Leaders. Their goal
when they return to the Upper
Valley is to share their knowl-
edge and to stimulate conversa-
tions within the community.
Samantha is employed at
Kendal at Hanover. Lincoln will
be spending the summer in
Tennessee where he will take a
workshop at the East Tennessee
State University Tennessee
Small Business Development
Center in Social Media, and will
be doing environmental studies
of Brush Creek.
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Saturday, August 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
“Campton Old Home Day”
Fun for the whole family at Campton Historical Society!
Demonstrations: Pottery with Sharon Dunigan, How to make your
own fiddle with Dick Mardin, Chair caning with Jackie Dearborn,
Antique tools with George Short, Blacksmithing with Steve Ash,
Antique bread making with Priscilla Whitney,Valley Snow Dogz
(weather/heat dependent),History Mystery Bus Tour—leaving at
12:30, Campton/Thornton fire department BBQ,Bean hole beans
and Ice Cream Social, Kids Activities with Margret & H.A. Rey
Center, Live Music, Pie eating contest and musical chairs, Book
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routes 49 and 175 at Woodpeckers. Application is online or call
Breakfast at the Campton Congregational Church 9-11. They will
also have a bake sale, arts and crafts display and yard sale from 9-
3. Contact the church at 536-2536 for details.
Contact the town office 726-3223 ext. 102 or Call Paul Yelle at
726-6580 for more information or to be a part of the action.
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Locals Read!
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“Berman’s Bits”
by Dave Berman
Northcountry News Picture Of The Week
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“Incessantly scouring the uni-
verse for the weird, the wacky,
and the stupid so you don’t
have to.”
Greetings, and thanks for join-
ing me for another week. First,
a 19-year-old man was shot and
killed in a drive-by on the day
he was to be married. Police
believe the shooting happened
in another area from where the
victim was found. After the
shooting, the friend drove the
car to a residential area and
called 911. Police are trying to
figure out a motive for the
shooting. A gang connection has
not been ruled out, police say.
Next, someone needs to take a
chill pill! One man has been
arrested in northern Brazil after
a referee who fatally stabbed an
amateur player over his refusal
to leave the field was decapitat-
ed by a mob. Referee Octavio
da Silva, 20, stabbed player
Josenir dos Santos, 30, after dos
Santos refused to heed his order
to leave. A mob then turned on
da Silva, killing him before sev-
ering his head. [Reuters]
Finally, it just needs a little
TLC! A Philadelphia realtor was
fired after video surfaced of her
allegedly throwing dead mice
and snakes on a neighboring
home for sale, police said.
Andrea Straub, a real estate
agent, allegedly took offense
with her neighbor’s for sale sign
in the upscale Philly suburb,
where homes are regularly val-
ued more than $1 million.
Police reports indicated Straub
thought the sign violated town-
ship codes and she kicked it
down. Surveillance video taken
then showed Straub allegedly
dumping dead mice and snakes
on her neighbor’s driveway in
an effort to hamper the sale. The
homeowner said tree branches
were cut down and left on the
lawn. Straub’s lawyer called the
allegations “horrible falsities”
and said she’d lost her job due
to the negative publicity.
[] Play fair, peo-
Facebook meme, “You wouldn’t
want a steak that was nothing
but bone, why would you want a
woman who was?” Of course, I
wouldn’t want a steak that was
loaded with fat either – there has
to be a happy medium-well.
Oldies But Goodies Vol. 2 –
sigh! How much respect can I
give the album series when it
included “Barbara Ann” by The
Beach Boys (1965)! The better
original was by The Regents
(1961). Puh-leeze!
Thinning the human herd....
Several thousand thrill-seekers
tested their bravery by dashing
alongside six fighting bulls
through the streets of the north-
ern Spanish city of Pamplona on
the first day of the running of
the bulls. Despite a large crowd
of participants because the run
coincided with a weekend, only
four people were treated for
injuries and no one was gored.
Too bad.
A love story! Jennifer Altman
has almost 3,000 stitches
caused by the man she loved
(yes, love is often blind).
Jennifer is the estranged wife of
23-year-old Dartanyan
Kingsberry. Last week while
Jennifer was on her way to
work, he appeared and grabbed
her cell phone. She ran after
him, wanting her phone back.
She says, “When he got me to
the front of his mother’s build-
ing, he just started slashing
me…with a box cutter…. “I just
remember him saying that I
wasn’t going to be pretty for
anyone else. If he can’t have me
no one can have me. I just
remember trying to protect my
neck because he was trying to
slash my neck and I didn’t want
to go out like that. I just remem-
ber bending down on the floor
and letting him slash the rest of
my body.” Dartanyan’s mother
called police. He took off.
Finally, disarmed and not
dangerous! Bringing an arm
home from war as a souvenir.
Weird. Returning it to the man
you took it from 47 years later?
Bizarre, but that is exactly what
an American doctor did when he
looked up the North Vietnamese
soldier he operated on nearly a
half century earlier. In 1966 Dr.
Sam Axelrad was a 27-year-old
military doctor serving in
Vietnam when Nguyen Quang
Hung was brought to his table
with a three-day-old wound in
his arm. In order to save his life,
Dr. Axelrad amputated the arm
above the elbow. Axelrad said
his colleagues boiled off the
flesh, reconstructed the arm
bones and gave them to him as a
reminder of a good deed per-
formed. When Axelrad finally
looked through his war memen-
tos all those years later at his
home in Texas he was motivated
to find out if the soldier was still
alive. As it turns out he was, and
well. So the good doctor packed
the arm and decided to take his
family on vacation to Vietnam.
Hung was surprised to be reunit-
ed with his lost limb, to say the
least. “I can’t believe that an
American doctor took my
infected arm, got rid of the
flesh, dried it, took it home and
kept it for more than 40 years,”
he said. The men were reunited
at Hung’s home in Vietnam.
They met each other’s children,
and grandchildren, and joked
about which of them had been
better looking back when war
made them enemies. [Bizarre
News] Whew!
Who knew how many different
ways yogurt could be used? Not
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in the digestion process, but it
can be substituted for higher
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on your way to managing your
health and weight!
Blueberry Cookies
2 cups blueberries (fresh or
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup sugar + 2 TBSP
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
6 TBSP butter (cold, cut into
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1 cup blueberry yogurt
Combine blueberries, lemon
juice, 2TBSP of sugar and set
In a separate bowl, combine
flour, baking powder and the ½
cup sugar. Cut in butter. Stir
in yogurt, then gently stir in
berry mixture.
Place 1½” scoop of dough onto
cookie sheet 2" apart.
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes
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Cool on cookie rack.
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16oz penne pasta
1 lb asparagus spears*
1 cup ricotta cheese
¾ cup plain yogurt
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 TBSP olive oil
4-8 oz ham, cubed
Cook pasta according to pack-
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pasta water for final 3 minutes
of cooking time.
While pasta is cooking, whisk
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and oil. Stir ham into sauce; set
Drain pasta, reserving ½ cup
pasta water. Stir pasta mixture
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Add more pasta water as need-
ed for desired consistency.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve
*peas can be substituted for
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cious meal
Quick Beef Stroganoff
1lb leftover/cooked beef (sliced
into 1” strips)
1TBSP olive oil
1small onion (thin sliced)
½ cup sliced mushrooms
2 TBSP flour
½ tsp dried tarragon (optional)
½ cup dry white wine*
½ cup beef broth
1-2 tsp prepared horseradish
1cup plain yogurt
Saute meat, onion and mush-
rooms in oil for 3-5 mins.
Quickly stir flour into mixture,
and continue to cook for two
minutes, stirring constantly.
Add tarragon, wine and broth,
reduce heat to medium, and
allow to simmer 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in
horseradish and yogurt.
Serve over cooked egg noodles.
*beef broth can be used in
place of white wine. July 19, 2013 northcountry news page A-5
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Continued from page A1
these individuals are looking to
promote or to improve, the well-
ness of their “people.” From the
practitioner’s mouths, came the
following responses:
“Get outside. Don’t turn on the
TV when you get home from
“Don’t eat in the car.”
“Carry a water bottle with you.”
“Pack healthy lunches for the
week on Sunday night. Take
them with you to the office on
“Set small goals- No soda today.
“Split your lunch hour in two:
with half of the time for eating,
half for walking or other physi-
cal activity.”
“Plan your meals for the week
or the month.”
“Buddy up with a friend for
exercise…take the kids with
“Eat fruit and vegetables first to
fill up.”
“If you are going to eat, eat only
at the table.”
“Find stress reducers to use
instead of eating.”
“Walk 15 minutes before
lunch/breakfast/dinner and after
the meal.”
“Stand up during phone calls.”
“When I eat out, I ask for a box
right away and split my meal in
“Make food rules: Use a small-
er plate. No seconds. Don’t
bring food to the table- serve
plated in the kitchen.”
“Make large batches; freeze in
meal size portions for future
“Plant a garden. Work in the
garden. Eat the harvest.”
“Start with 5-10 minute walks
each day and add 5-10 minutes a
When the individuals who gave
these responses at the confer-
ence make changes, they are
role models for those around
them. In turn, as individuals
who have made healthy
changes, they help to get the
organizations, work places,
schools and friends to see what
a difference the changes have
made in their life. Individuals
help to promote those changes
in the community they are in.
One person, one change, can
pay it forward. According to
The Center for Disease Control,
in a September, 2012 research
report, 25% of adults in New
Hampshire are considered
obese; 62% are considered over-
weight. The number of obese
school age children, according
to the same report, is 12% with
13% considered obese. We are
starting to see a shift for the bet-
ter and we must continue to be
role models and advocates for
what are right for all of us health
If each of us picks just one way
we can improve ourselves,
maybe, just maybe, it will spill
over to workplace policies, fam-
ily habits and community.
Personally, I’m swimming three
days a week and making an
effort to walk the dog a couple
of miles three days a week. It
all adds up: healthier bodies,
healthier attitudes and healthier
For more information about the
Health Summit held June 18,
2013, and the ideas brought
forth, contact Amy Holmes,
MHA, Community and Public
Health Director, North Country
Health Consortium at 259-3711
or email her at: aholmes@nchc-
For more information about
Healthy Living programs with
UNH Cooperative Extension,
visit the website: http://exten- or
contact Kathy Jablonski, Field
Specialist, at 787-6944 or email
her at:
North Country Home Health
and Hospice Agency is pleased
to announce the annual hospice
training, scheduled in Littleton
this fall. The agency enjoys a
wonderful corps of volunteers,
but new volunteers are needed
to meet the growing number of
patients and families in the 22
communities served.
Hospice is considered to be the
model for quality, compassion-
ate care for people who are fac-
ing a life-limiting illness which
no longer responds to cure-ori-
ented treatment. Patients’ needs
and wishes are met through a
team-oriented approach of
expert medical care, pain man-
agement, emotional and spiritu-
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The philosophy of hospice is
based on the belief that provid-
ing support and comfort for
individuals at the end of life
protects dignity, allows patients
to remain as active as possible,
and to live a higher quality of
Volunteers provide important
services to hospice families.
They serve wherever patients
reside, whether in their own
home, an assisted living center,
nursing home, or during a peri-
od of hospitalization. They offer
emotional support and compan-
ionship, help with routine tasks,
run errands, grocery shop, pre-
pare meals, wash laundry and
do light housekeeping, or remi-
nisce and record life stories.
Volunteers may also assist staff
in the hospice office, or partici-
pate in community outreach and
fundraising. Many share special
talents such as Reiki, massage,
pet therapy, or music therapy
and aromatherapy.
The six-evening, 18 hour train-
ing prepares volunteers by
expanding their understanding
of the hospice program, the
needs of the dying, pain man-
agement and comfort care, grief
and bereavement, and commu-
nication with the hospice fami-
ly. There is no charge to partici-
pate in the training program
which will be held at Littleton
Regional Hospital on Tuesday
evenings, beginning September
Preregistration is required. For
additional information, contact
Sue Buteau, Hospice Volunteer
Coordinator for North Country
Home Health and Hospice, at
444-5317 or
Sue Buteau
NCHHHA Hospice
Volunteer Coordinator
(603) 444-5317 July 19, 2013 northcountry news page A-7
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It’s What The Locals Read!
Northcountry News
139 Central Street,
Woodsville, NH 03785
(603) 747-3211
Hebron Fair
July 27____________
Majestic custom built log home Irom British Columbia with
stunning mountain views built to the highest standards. The
home has stunning mountain views oI the mountains Irom the
wrap around porch, beyond the property's open Iield. This home
has logs around 24inches in circumIerence and some oI the logs
span up to IiIty Ieet long. The home Ieatures higher than aver-
age wooden ceilings throughout and hard wood Iloors, and
plenty oI open space making it the perIect home Ior entertain-
ing. Inside it Ieatures Iour bedrooms, a den, great room, a loIt,
eat in kitchen & Iour Iull bathrooms. The great room has a large
Iield stone chimney with one oI two wood burning stoves. In
addition to this there is a separate downstairs two bedroom one
bathroom in law apartment. There is a detached three car garage
and the whole house has a European radiant heating system.
Currently the property is priced at less than what it cost to build
it at only $599,000
Please call Francis to view the property at
617-835-2067 or 603-787-2315
Barbara Currier - Broker
Clinton Clay, Assoc. Broker
Bill Waldrip, Assoc. Broker
Joan M.Clay, Sales Assoc.
Corner of Rte. 3 & 175 • Holderness, NH
Mon-Fri 9-4 • Sat 10-3 • Sun by apt.
ASHLAND, NH • $299,900
Location, location!! This
above average home with an
open concept living room,
dining room, and kitchen has
a great sun room for easy
relaxation. Easy access to
I93, Plymouth, Squam Lake,
snowmobile and hiking
trails. Sun room opens onto
a spacious deck with hot tub
for your enjoyment. Beautiful
ovesized master bedroom with bath attached with a spa tub and a
walk in shower. Two additional bedrooms complete the floor plan.
Many extra touches that make this home beautiful. A generator
should you need one. Add to the home the great location with easy
access to I93 , Ashland and Plymouth Villages. Did we mention that
the area abounds in ski areas, snow mobile access and the beautiful
Squam Lakes nearby for four seson enjoyment . This home is an
exceptional value. Heated with a brand new gas furnace with a wood
burning furnace for back up. Ready to move into and tastefully
done. Generator included. Add to all this fruit trees and a strawberry
patch. Come on by and see what you are missing.
HOLDERNESS, NH • $479,000
This home has too many fea-
tures to list. Built by the
contractor owner to his
specifications, the home is
beautiful and immaculate.
Situated in a very small sub
-division with mtn views,
this almost new home has
just had the basement fin-
ished for additional living
space. Sat on 1.78 acres, it
allows for privacy yet great
convenience with Plymouth, Ashland and I93 just minutes away.
The home has radiant heat, 4 baths, three bedrooms and a wonderful
location. Small development which when completed will only have
four quality homes. Conveniently located in central NH. Enjoy the
beautiful lakes and mountains, rights to a private beach on Big
Squam Lake Easy access to winter and summer sports, PSU, shop-
ping and cultural enjoyment. New ice skating arena minutes away.
This home is for the buyer who appreciates quality and all the com-
forts of a great home.
The last Saturday in July is
quickly approaching, when the
peaceful and charming Hebron
Common will be transformed
for a day into a bustling fair-
ground. The 61st Annual
Hebron Fair, one of Newfound
Lake region's most popular
summer events, will be the
largest one ever. On July 27 the
church bell will signal the open-
ing at 9 a.m. The silent auction
starts at 11 a.m., the live auction
begins at 1 p.m., and the chick-
en barbecue will be at 5:30 p.m.
It is rain or shine and admission
is free. Proceeds benefit the
Union Congregational Church.
Over 100 craftspeople will be
selling their wares. In addition
to the many crafts, there will be
a variety of delicious foods,
including a melting pot of
homemade baked beans at the
lunch tent; a huge selection of
rummage in the church base-
ment; white elephant items;
used books and puzzles; t-shirts;
plants and much more. The chil-
dren will enjoy pony rides, face
painting and old-fashioned
games, with the dunking booth
providing great entertainment
for all ages.
The auction will feature a large
selection of used furniture and
other great stuff. Under the big
striped tent, starting at 1 p.m.,
Rev. “Honest John” Fischer will
be taking bids on fantastic pre-
owned treasures, as well as a
multitude of items and gift cer-
tificates generously donated by
local businesses. The silent auc-
tion runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to all the homemade
goodies, preserves, fresh veg-
etables and plants, gift baskets
donated by local businesses will
be raffled at the church’s food
and plant table.
The following day, Sunday, July
28, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.,
there will be a $2-a-Bag Sale in
the church basement. There are
always great items left from the
"Hebron Boutique." Come fill a
shopping bag full of clothes for
only $2! Also on Sunday after-
noon unbeatable bargains will
be available under the white ele-
phant and book tents.
For more info please visit or call 603-
HAVERHILL, NH- Beautiful Cedar
Log Home Over 1800 sq. ft. situat-
ed on 10.91 Acres Living Room
with stone fireplace, beams, and
Cathedral Ceiling, wonderful
large loft fully applianced kitchen,
3 Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms,
3 bay garage, oversized deck,
generator installed. Potential to
Mountain Views. $239,500.
HAVERHILL, NH - Gambrel fea-
turing 1373 sq.ft. Spacious 3
Bedroom home with Living
Room, Dining Room, Nice size
Family Room in lower level, 2
Bathrooms, screened porch,
enclosed rear yard, 1 car
detached garage, public utili-
ties.$ 139,500
Room Ranch situated on level
3.11 Acres. Very open concept
and vaulted ceiling in the Living
Room/Dining Area and Kitchen, 3
Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sheds, gener-
ator, fruit trees, landscaped.
$ 187,000
LITTLETON, NH- New Englander
Home-10 Rooms, 1½ Baths,
Grandeur Living Room with
large window for light, pantry
with glass face cabinetry, 1st
floor office, lavish maple floor-
ing, formal Dining Room, 3 bay
garage with overhead storage.
All zoning options. Lot 0.96.
Hello folks and welcome to this
week’s edition of Nature
Back by popular demand, regis-
tration is now open for the Barry
Camp Wild Game Culinary
Adventure, a weekend explor-
ing wild game preparation and
cooking to be held at Barry
Conservation Camp in Milan,
N.H., September 27-29, 2013.
The cost of the event is $150,
which includes meals, instruc-
tion and rustic lodging. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Barry Camp
Fund. A print-and-mail applica-
tion is available at
rycamp/game_weekend.html or
call 603-271-3211. Register
right away if you are interested -
- this event is limited to 35 par-
ticipants and fills up fast.
The wild game weekend is
sponsored by the N.H. Fish and
Game Department, the New
Hampshire Wildlife Federation
and the Belknap County
Sportsmen's Association.
Participants will get hands-on
instruction and practice dressing
wild game, cutting meat, plan-
ning game menus, and prepar-
ing wild game for cooking.
Come experience the taste of the
wild! The event is open to men
and women age 18 and older. At
last year's event, several group-
ings of family and friends
signed up to enjoy the adventure
On Friday evening (September
27), check-in begins at 5 p.m.
and the program starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday is a full day of hands-
on instruction and cooking, fol-
lowed by a game dinner and
entertainment 'round the camp-
fire with music by Don Watson.
The program wraps up at noon
on Sunday, September 29.
"This is a real backwoods culi-
nary adventure that will prepare
you to savor the flavors of the
wild," said event organizer Gary
Sleeper of the Belknap County
Sportsmen's Association.
"Come enjoy a fall weekend in
the natural beauty of the White
Mountains while you learn from
experienced wild game chefs."
"Since this is a fundraiser for
Barry Conservation Camp,
you'll also be supporting a good
cause, helping to ensure that the
camp will be there to connect
future generations of youth to
the outdoor life," said Sleeper.
In recent years, the state's out-
door community, led by the
Belknap County Sportsmen,
have renovated facilities at
Barry Conservation Camp,
which provides overnight sum-
mer youth programming spon-
sored by N.H. Fish and Game
and 4-H Cooperative Extension.
A campaign is also underway to
build the Barry Camp Fund to
provide operating expenses and
ensure the camp's future finan-
cial stability. To donate to the
Barry Camp Fund or learn more
about the project, visit
Organizations or businesses can
support the event through dona-
tions or sponsorships; contact
Mark Beauchesne at
gov or 603-271-6355.
"If you talk to the animals, they
will talk with you and you will
know each other. If you do not
talk to them you will not know
them, and what you do not know,
you will fear. What one fears, one
..............Chief Dan George
Thank you for joining us this
week. Until the next time, as
always, please take time to enjoy
the natural world around you.
page A-8 northcountry news July 19, 2013
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Stop On By And See Us!
Warren Masonic Hall - breakfast
from 7-9 on the first Sunday of
each month. Hope to see you
Breakfast - All you can eat, 2nd
Sunday of each month from
7:30-10am at the Masonic Hall,
North Haverhill, NH. $5adult;
$2.50 child.
The Warren/Wentworth Food
Pantry, serving residents in
Warren, Wentworth and Glencliff,
is located behind the Warren
Wentworth Ambulance Service
building and is open every Friday
from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. For eligibility
information or to make a dona-
tion, stop by or call 764-5265. The
pantry gratefully accepts food or
monetary donations as well as
donations of personal and house-
hold care items.
Scottish Country Dancing, every
Wednesday evening, from 7:00
to 9:00 p.m. in the Fairlee Town
Hall, Route 5, Fairlee Vermont.
Cost is $3.00. All dances are
taught, no partner is necessary,
beginners are welcome. For more
information, call (802) 439-3459.
Haverhill Memorial Post 5245 and
their Ladies Axillary hold their reg-
ular monthly meeting at 7pm on
the third Thursday of each
month at the VFW Post in North
Haverhill. All members are invited
to attend.
Wednesday Evenings- Mo the
Clown - Elvio’s Pizzeria &
Restaurant, Lincoln, NH 5-8pm
Beginner line dancing - Starr
King Fellowship, Plymouth, NH.
Sundays 4-5pm ($5.00 donation
requested) Contact: George @
536-1179 or
If you have any talent at all, come
join us on Thursday Evenings,
On-Going Events
Open Mic Night, at the
Greenhouse Restaurant in Warren,
NH. Come by to listen or join in!
Junction of Routes 25 & 25-C in
Warren, NH. Support our area
musicians. Come join us!
Franconia Heritage Museum
Events & Exhibits - Fridays &
Saturdays, 1-4pm (and by special
request) at 553 Main Street (Route
18), Franconia (603) 823-5000. The
non-profit Council operates the
Franconia Heritage Museum and
the Iron Furnace Interpretive
Center. Work continues on a scale
model of the Brooks and Whitney
Bobbin Mill. The Brooks family
exhibit will be displaying artifacts
and items throughout the muse-
um's 1800s farmhouse and out-
Lisbon Area Historical Society,
Fridays, 1-3pm . Pickwick-Clough
Room - Lisbon Public Library, 45
School Street, Lisbon, (603) 838-
6146 or (603) 838-2228.
lisbon.php. Lisbon Area Historical
Society meets every other month
downstairs in the Lisbon Public
Library in the Pickwick-Clough
Room. The public is welcome to
attend meetings and visit the his-
torical room. The Pickwick-
Clough room houses a collection
of artifacts, correspondence, pho-
tographs and genealogy from the
early settlers to present day.
To find out the on-going happen-
ings at the Squam Lakes Natural
Science Center in Holderness, NH.
You can call 603-968-7194 or visit
them online at:
To find out the on-going happen-
ings at the AMC Pinkham Notch
Center where programs are free &
open to the public: AMC Pinkham
Notch Visitor Center, Route 16,
Pinkham Notch, NH. For more
information contact the AMC at
(603) 466-2727 or www.out-
For ongoing schedule at Silver
Center for the Arts, Plymouth,
NH, call 603-536-ARTS or visit
them on the web at:
Wentworth Historical Society
meets monthly, 7:00 p.m, every
third Thursday, April - Dec. at
the Historical Society Museum in
Wentworth. Join us for historical
topics and stimulating conversa-
The Baker's River Grange meets
the 2nd and 4th Friday every
month, 7:30 p.m., Grange Hall,
Rte.25, Rumney. Visitors wel-
Vinyasa Yoga every Tuesday
evening from 5:30-6:30 at Alumni
Hall in Haverhill, NH. starting
June 4. For more information visit or
Monthly Bereavement Support
Group – Last Wednesday of
each month at 5:30 to 7:30pm at
Pemi-Baker Community Health.
June 26th, July 31st, August 28th,
September 25th, October 30th,
November 27th and December
18th (change due to holiday). Free
of Charge. Call Abigail at 536-
2232 ext. 305 for more informa-
Dorchester Going Places - Annual
fundraiser for the Dorchester
Grange #280 Scholarship Fund
Featuring a Mountain Bike-A-
Thon, Walk & Run-A-Thon,
Antique Car Show, and a Pancake
Breakfast. July 20 (rain-date July
21), from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dorchester Town
Common/Dorchester Town Hall
(just off Route 118 on Town
House Road in Dorchester, NH)
For more information, visit our
website at
July Events, email
or call 603-795-2726. Pre-registra-
tion for this fun-for-all-ages, fami-
ly-friendly event is encouraged..
Warren & Wentworth Libraries
2013 Garden Tour, Saturday, July
20 from 10am – 4pm and Sunday,
July 21 from Noon – 4pm. To ben-
efit the Joseph Patch Library in
Warren and the Webster Memorial
Library in Wentworth. Call the
Joseph Patch Library at 764-9072
or the Webster Memorial Library
at 764-5818.
SALE, Saturday, July 20. 9:00
AM to 2:00 PM. Huse Park and all
around town. Food will be avail-
able at Huse Park. Info:, 603-632-
5557, or 603-523-9947. Sponsored
by the Enfield-Mascoma Lioness
Littleton Farmers Market
July 21st 10-1 Sunday
Music by David Van Houton
July 28th 10-1 Sunday
Children’s Magic Show 11-12
By Sally Sherrard Tricky Business
2013 Warren/ Wentworth
Libraries second annual Garden
Tour scheduled for Saturday, July
20 and Sunday, July 21.
The Hebron Fair - Sat., July 27,
Starting at 9am On the Picturesque
Hebron Common at the North
End of Newfound Lake, Rain or
Shine, Free Admission, Over 100
Craftspeople, Pony Rides,
Children's Games, Rummage,
White Elephant, Delicious Foods,
Baked Goods, Plants, Books,
Lunch featuring Homemade
Baked Beans, Silent Auction 11am-
2pm, Live Auction at 1pm,
Chicken BBQ at 5:30pm. For more
info 603-744-5883 or Proceeds
benefit Union Congregational
Church of Hebron.
Wentworth Market Day, August 3
Market Day has been an ongoing
event held the first Saturday in
August for 38 years. Don't miss
this year! Join us in the town com-
mon, 9:00 - 4:00 for: live music,
Juggling Jim, Face painting,
Spinning, games, crafts, great food,
and much more. This is a well
attended event and vendors are
welcomed to rent a table for $10.
Contact Ellie, 764-9352 or
Martha 764-5256
August Events
Canaan Old Home Days - August
2nd - 4th. Parade, Craft Fair,
horseshoe tourny, BBq and so
much more. Call 603-523-7712 or
603-523-4301 for more info!
The 4th annual Ride for the Vets.
Aug 4th, Reg. 9:00- 10:00 am at
P&H Truckstop. Kickstand up at
11:00. Gifts of Phone Calls,
Toiletries, Underwear, Socks And
Gas Cards. Ride ends at Wilkin's
Harley Davidson for a cook out
provided by Pulaski Lodge. Event
pins and decals available at the ride.
Bow Hunter Education Class-
Ammonoosuc Valley Fish and
Game Club, August 3rd from 7:00
a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. Bow Hunter
Education is required of anyone
who is 16 years or older and wants
to purchase a NH Archery
Hunting License. You must be at
least 12 years old to attend class.
Registration Begins July 1, 2013
and is on-line only at
unting/hunter_ed.htm For more
information contact Lewie Mardin
at 603-838-6084.
Hunter Education Class-
Ammonoosuc Valley Fish and
Game Club - August 15, 16 & 17
from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 15th,
All day on the 16th and 17th.
Hunter Education is required of
anyone who is 16 years or older
and wants to purchase a NH
Hunting License. You must be at
least 12 years old to attend class.
Registration opens July 8, 2013 and
is on-line only at
unting/hunter_ed.htm For more
information contact David
Falkenham at 603-728-8958.
Campton Area Resource Center
2nd Annual Campton & Thornton
Market Day (Townwide Yard Sale/
Crafters/ Farmers’ Market) on
Saturday August 24th from 9AM
to 2PM
For more information or to regis-
ter contact: Michelle Bilodeau 254-
4028 or
Pemi-Baker Solid Waste District's
Saturday, September 28th at the
Plymouth Recycling Center at 56
Beech Hill Road from 9-12. For
more information contact your
local recycling center or email the
District at or
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This past weekend Atticus, Will,
and me sat out in the Adirondack
chairs sharing twilight with the
bats and fireflies and looked to
the southwest just above the trees.
It was warm but comfortable and
the bugs let us be. Will sat
upright on my lap and when the
first starburst of fireworks
exploded it lit up the sky and his
face, and the clouds in his eyes
were replaced by wonder.
Atticus had the other chair to
himself, his sore left paw dan-
gling over the edge. For a change
he and I were looking up at the
show and not down from South
Doublehead. From time to time
he looked over at me and I won-
dered if he knew things were dif-
ferent this year.
For fifteen minutes we watched
fire in the sky and by the time the
grand finale began Will was
asleep, his head against my chest.
When the smoke and traffic even-
tually cleared I plugged my
iPhone into a small wooden
speaker and a mix of music nicely
accompanied Will’s snores, fill-
ing the night with sweet serenity.
Atticus and I sat, we listened, we
watched and slowly bashful stars
came out and said “Hello”. So
did an owl that swooped just
overhead and landed on the small
tree closer to the house. “Hoot.
Hoot.” Atticus and he watched
each other. Then my friend
turned to me and looked down at
safe and snug sleeping Will. He
sat up, put his front paws on the
arm of the chair, and he gazed
deep into my eyes.
“Okay, just a minute. Here, hop
down, please” I told Atti, as I
transferred Will to the other chair.
I swaddled him in his blanket, he
dropped his head back into his
dreams, and I picked Atti up and
he sat on my lap.
He sat upright for a bit, then
craned his head back and we both
looked up at the heavenly firma-
ment. Soon his head dropped
down next to mine and he tucked
it under my chin. He wasn’t tired;
he just wanted to be close.
Songs came and went, stars glis-
tened, the owl hooted, Will
snored, and Atticus and I sat like
he did the first day I picked him
up at the airport – a five pound
puppy, frightened but safe, his
head tucked under my chin.
I don’t know why, but I started to
cry. They weren’t sad tears for
they carried memories, joy, love,
and a life built together. The tears
left and night and the stars wore
on and we were content to be
together. Always together.
I know this is how it will be when
Will leaves, just as it was when
we said goodbye to Newburyport.
It will be Tom and Atticus,
Atticus and Tom. Two lives, one
I said prayers; some aloud, some
silent, but the greatest prayer of
all was felt as his heart beat close
to mine. So many mountains. So
many years. So much life. We
own the greatest gift – a life
shared completely. From the very
beginning we belonged to each
other, surrendered so that two
became one, and our destinies
were at once intertwined.
“Thank you,” I said and kissed
him on his head. I carried him
inside with his sore foot and went
back for Will.
That night with Will happily
tucked in his bed right next to
ours as close as he can get to me
on the floor, Atticus did the same
thing on the bed. He pushed his
back against my chest, his head
under my chin for the second time
that night, and I draped my arm
over him and he pushed in even
tighter. Seven hours later we all
woke up just as we’d fallen
When Atticus has something to
say he does it with his eyes. That
morning when I got up he
watched me closely. Not sad nor
worried nor complaining about
his paw. He simply watched and
I knew he had something to say. I
sat down next to him and ruffled
his ears. “What? What have you
got to say?”
There were no words, of course,
but we looked at each other as we
did the night before, as we’ve
done thousands of times in a
decade and a year. Our own
unspoken language belongs sole-
ly to us. It is a dance between
friends, laced with understanding
and comfort and trust. I watched
him and I knew what he was say-
ing so I spoke the words out loud.
“Something’s coming. A new
There was a slight nod of
I can remember when those nods
first started. It was during that
first winter we tried to do the two
rounds of the four thousand foot-
ers that we began to “talk” in this
way. Through eighty-one moun-
tains and hundreds of miles and
being alone in the cold and the
morning and night with every-
thing else a world away, the clos-
est love developed, a wordless
intimacy spoken between species.
I told my friends he’d developed
a habit, picked up from me, I sup-
pose. Alone on a day when hik-
ing fifteen or twenty or twenty-
five miles in ten degrees across
snowy mountains I had no need
for words. Our eyes did the talk-
ing for us. On occasion, when it
was time to leave a summit I’d
look at him and toss my head as
you would to a friend across a
crowded party, telling him it’s
time to leave.
Toward the end of that mysterious
marathon of a winter I was not the
only one doing it. When we
returned to the old life we knew
in Newburyport he did it all the
more often. Perhaps he was
telling me it was time to go back
home to where we belonged in
the mountains.
My friends thought I was crazy –
“dog crazy” – until one, Paul
Abruzzi, saw him do it in
Jabberwocky Bookshop.
“What was that?” Paul asked.
He’d known Atticus for years and
had grown used to his manner-
isms but this was nothing he'd
seen before.
“What?” I said.
“It looks like he was telling you
‘let’s go’.”
“He was.”
Once this winter when MRW was
with us, I said to him, “Okay, go
ahead, get a drink if you want.”
He looked at us as if to excuse
himself, because we were all sit-
ting together, and he hopped
lightly down, drank, and came
back up and squeezed in between
“How did you know he was
thirsty?” she asked.
“He told me.”
Such is the enchantment between
the closest of friends. Two lives,
one soul.
So when I tell you something’s
coming I know what I’m talking
about because Atticus knows. (If
you’ve read our book you may
remember he did it right after we
came off of Mount Washington
and were on our way to Mount
Monroe during that winter of
eighty-one peaks and again sit-
ting on the rocks on Plum Island
the first day of spring just before
he went blind and he faced the
cancer scare with his hyperthy-
This morning Atti’s limp was
worse. His paw more painful to
the touch. By ten it was bleeding
and swollen. I brought him to
Northcountry Animal Hospital.
X-rays were taken, blood was
drawn, more x-rays were taken.
When Jennifer and Joy had him in
the x-ray room the second time I
stepped outside and went to my
car because I didn’t want him to
see me crying. I dried my eyes,
called Ann Stampfer to hear a
friend’s voice, and hung up when
the tears overtook my words.
This Friday morning (July 12th)
Atticus and I will be back at the
hospital. The toe has gotten
worse. Much worse. The bone is
Rachael Kleidon will amputate
his toe and send the flesh, bone,
and tumorous mass off to get
biopsied. We’re very concerned
and the fear is bone cancer. If
that’s what it is the best case sce-
nario is six to twelve months. If
not, we hope to be back on the
trail in three weeks with one less
toe. Until then my friends and I
will pray, we’ll hold our breath,
and Atticus and I will hold each
other. Just as we’ve always done.
Just as we always will.
Of course there were many tears
earlier today – a flood of them.
Now, however, we’re gearing up
and going to war. We’ve been
here before. We’re jumping into
the fire – together . . . as always.
Two lives, one soul. Always.
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With Deep Gratitude
We want to thank all of our family, friends and
neighbors for your generous donations to the Jim
Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund.
It was a great success and we are honored that so many
of you joined with us in the Celebration of Jim’s life.
We were blessed to have had the years we spent with
him, and truly blessed to have the support and love of
so many people during this most difficult time.
Heartfelt Love and Appreciation...
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Candice Campbell
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Dear Constituents,
Last year the Supreme Court
ruled that the federal Affordable
Care Act (ACA) could not man-
date that states expand their
Medicaid programs. Should
New Hampshire expand its
Medicaid program? The
answer to this question will be a
major policy decision for law-
To answer this question, law-
makers created the Medicaid
Expansion Study Commission
which will spend the next 3 ½
months studying this issue. It
is instructive to note that in at
least three situations where
Medicaid was expanded in New
Hampshire in the past (1989,
1992, and 1994) in each case,
there was a five-month delibera-
tive process (SB195, SB319,
SB774 respectively). This
Commission will begin meeting
in early July and make a report
of findings and recommenda-
tions for proposed legislation on
or before October 15, 2013.
So what is Medicaid and how
does it work? Medicaid (Title
XIX of the Social Security Act)
is a state and federal entitlement
program that pays for medical
assistance for certain individu-
als and families with low
incomes. This program became
law in 1965 as a cooperative
venture jointly funded by federal
and state governments to assist
states in providing medical
assistance to eligible needy per-
sons. Medicaid is the largest
source of funding for medical
and health-related services for
America's poorest people.
Medicaid is very comprehensive
with little to no cost to the bene-
ficiary for services. Coverage is
similar to private insurance
with much less exposure to the
beneficiary. There are a num-
ber of providers who do not
accept Medicaid so choices are
more limited. According to
staff at the NH Department of
Health & Human Services
(NHDHHS), a completed
Medicaid application takes 30
days to be processed and indi-
viduals receive an ID card with-
in 7-10 business days. The ID
card can be used like an insur-
ance card with very few limita-
tions. There are no limits on
primary care, hospitals, or the
number of emergency room vis-
its. Coverage is effective imme-
diately and allows for a 90-day
retroactive period where
claimants can submit bills to be
In New Hampshire, Medicaid is
the state’s largest and most
expensive program, costing $1.4
billion a year and accounting
for 27 percent of general fund
spending. (According to the lat-
est annual report [2008] listed
on the NHDHHS website, more
than 147,000 citizens received
Medicaid.) It is estimated that
approximately 58,000 addition-
al New Hampshire citizens will
benefit if we accept the $2.5 bil-
lion in federal funds to expand
The bipartisan commission pro-
posed by the Senate Finance
Committee and signed into law
by Governor Hassanwill have
the time and resources neces-
sary to study what expansion
will mean for the state. Some
issues to consider:
Over the next seven years,
expanded Medicaid could have
a net cost to NH taxpayers of up
to $200 million. (Once the fed-
eral match drops to 90 percent
after three years, state costs will
be upwards of $50 million annu-
ally.) How will taxpayers fund
this $50 million expenditure?
Using the federal funding esti-
mates put forward by expansion
proponents, it appears that fed-
eral and state government will
be spending nearly $15,000 per
new enrollee under expansion.
At this cost, new enrollees
would be on health insurance
plans classified as “Cadillac”
by the ACA--plans that are now
subject to increased taxes. Will
the new enrollees be able to pay
the increased taxes or will
someone else be responsible?
Given the state’s already low
Medicaid reimbursement rates,
some providers have stopped
accepting new Medicaid
patients. Providers have been
unable to guarantee they would
have the ability to take on the
thousands of new patients
expected to seek care under the
expanded program. Will there
be enough providers to offer
health care services with this
new population?
According to the New
Hampshire Center for Public
Policy Studies, with the increase
of Medicaid coverage up to
138% of poverty*, 34,000 peo-
ple with existing private insur-
ance will now become eligible
for Medicaid. Will they drop
their private insurance to go
onto Medicaid?
A recent paper by the New
Hampshire Center for Public
Policy Studies proposes several
expansion models to cover vari-
ous segments of New
Hampshire’s uninsured popula-
tion – each of which would have
different costs and implications.
To date, none of these additional
options have been explored;
despite the study showing that
the one-size-fits-all proposal
offered by the Governor is not
the most cost effective for the
state. Shouldn’t these options
be reviewed?
On issues of both cost and effec-
tiveness, it is not clear that the
one-size-fits-all Medicaid
Expansion is the right path for
New Hampshire taxpayers,
patients or providers. It would
seem only prudent that this
Commission hear from the
experts, study this issue careful-
ly, learn about the pros and cons
of this entitlement, and assure
that we have a plan that will be
successful for our state.
As always, I want to hear from
you. If you have a concern
you'd like to share, an event
you'd like me to attend, or a
problem you think I might be
able to help with--please call or
email (271.2609 [o] or If
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Your Senator from District 2
Jeanie Forrester
*2013 Poverty Guidelines:
100% poverty for a family of
four is $23,550; 138% of pover-
ty for a family of four is
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I want to thank and congratulate our North Country legislators --
Representatives Linda Massimilla, Ralph Doolan, Rebecca
Brown, Sue Ford, Linda Lauer, Brad Bailey, Edmond Gionet and
Marcia Hammon -- for working in a bipartisan, moderate fash-
ion during the recent legislative session. We should be very proud
of our accomplishments -- a nearly unanimously approved budget
that takes care of the important needs of the North Country; a
major $13.5 million investment in career and technical education
system; new laws that improve our emerging off-highway recre-
ational vehicle (OHRV); saving the region's largest social service
agency and efforts to stabilize rural hospitals and expand access
to medical care.
I'm personally grateful to them for their friendship and guidance
as I completed my first session in the State Senate. I'm honored to
call each of them a colleague and be able to rely on their support
to best serve the North Country.
Jeff Woodburn
North Country Senator, Dalto
A memorial service for
William Brock
will be held at the
Warren Methodist Church
on July 20th, 2013 at 11:00am
I’d like to introduce myself as
the Program Manager for Tri-
County CAP’s Woodsville
Outreach Office. For those not
familiar, CAP is a non-profit
social service agency providing
assistance to low-income, elder-
ly & disabled individuals. The
Woodsville office specifically
covers the towns of Bath,
Benton, Ellsworth, Haverhill (&
precincts), Landaff, Lisbon,
Piermont, Warren, Monroe,
Wentworth & Woodstock. We
offer services such as a food
pantry, Fuel Assistance, Electric
Discount Program, Security
Deposit Loans, Salvation Army
assistance vouchers, homeless
prevention referrals & emer-
gency assistance advocacy. We
also provide other types of
assistance when funding is
What has made a great impres-
sion on me during the 4 months
since I’ve been working in this
area is the generosity of the
businesses, organizations &
everyday people who pitch in to
make things a little better for
those less fortunate. I’d like to
acknowledge Fogg’s ACE
Hardware & Lowe’s for donat-
ing paint & supplies toward
sprucing up the office & pantry.
Shaw’s Supermarket provides us
with meats, breads, etc. through
the Fresh Rescue Program.
Lynette & her crew at Wal Mart
keep our shelves stocked with
generous weekly donations.
Many area churches & count-
less individuals & families often
drop off their collections & sur-
plus goods. Cottage Hospital,
Mt. Hope Grange, Harman’s
Cheese, The Minot Farm,
“Rachel’s Eggs”, Woodsville
HS Jag Program, Horse
Meadow Senior Center all con-
tribute in very special ways
whether it be in donated items,
services rendered or monetary
donations. We are fortunate to
have dedicated volunteers who
provide their vehicles, time &
energy when called upon for
help with deliveries. It truly is a
selfless & generous effort in
many ways. I apologize if I’ve
unintentionally overlooked any-
one. Please accept my Thanks &
be assured that your contribu-
tion is greatly appreciated.
Also, thanks to an ambitious
young woman working toward a
college degree in human servic-
es, we have the seeds planted
for what will hopefully be an
abundant crop of fresh vegeta-
bles for clients from our on-site
garden. We’re looking for vol-
unteers who can spare a bit of
time to help us nurse this project
along. Please contact the CAP
office if you can help.
I’ll be providing information &
contacting folks regarding the
Fuel Assistance Program as
soon as that information
becomes available from the
The CAP office is located at 6
Church Street in Woodsville &
is open Monday through Friday
from 8am to 4pm.
The food pantry is open Monday
through Friday from 10am to
2pm. I can be reached by phone
at 747-3013.
I’ll leave you with the thought
that “We can’t help everyone…
but everyone can help some-
one”(Ronald Reagan).
Thanks again!
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We live in an area where we
really have some unique and
fantastic events that go on
throughout the year. Some
times, every year!
The North Country is unique in
so many aspects.
We have people who care, we
have people who work hard and
to be honest, we do many things
that, well, other parts of the
state and country just wouldn’t
One of our unique events are
our Old Home Days. Several
towns still have them, but the
north country has its share and
we are proud of our towns and
our heritage.
Although I will speak about
Warren’s Old Home Days,
because this is our home town,
this goes for all the others also.
There are certain things we take
for granted. Our mail being
delivered, the grass growing,
tax bills, etc. But there are so
many times that we take people
for granted also.
In Warren, each year, our three
day event of Old Home Days
goes off without a hitch, or at
least, that the public sees!
Like many surrounding towns,
we have our very popular fire-
works show, we have vendors
who come each year to sell their
wares on the common, we have
the local bands, many of which
are from town or the local vicin-
ity, we have our chicken supper
put on by the volunteer fire
dept., we have our wonderful
parade we have so many people,
doing so many things, wrapped
up in to a three day event.
This year, even more special, as
we are celebrating our 250th
Anniversary also.
Yet, most times it is the people
behind the scenes who make this
all possible and make this all
come together.
I know there are many who do
their part and I’d never be able
to mention them all, but I would
like to however mention both
Marie Spencer and Marlene
Wright. These gals have always
put their heart and soul in to
this event each season.
From A to Z, they do it all! Like
I said, I do know there are many
who help and volunteer their
time, but these two have always
gone above and beyond their
call of duty to make sure all
goes well and that everyone is
happy. If that’s even possible!
They say they are going to retire
from it all after this one! I am in
high hopes they will not, but I
can also understand if they do.
It’s a lot of hard work and many
So to all those people like Marie
and Marlene, who year after
year have put on one of the best
events in the north country, I say
thank you...
Thank you for your time, your
patience, your perseverance
and your commitment to make
the Warren Old Home Days one
of the best events this side of the
Thank you for your many years
of hard work and dedication.
Don’t think it goes un-noticed.
People come from all over the
country to take part in one of the
best Old Home Days ever, right
here in Warren, NH... and you
make it happen!
Thank you!.
Nobody asked,
Just my opinion!
Thank you to everyone in the
Lincoln Police Department and
Grafton County Sheriff ’s Office
who participated in the 2013
Law Enforcement Torch Run for
Special Olympics New
Together with the Lancaster,
Whitefield, Groveton, Littleton,
Franconia, and Sugar Hill
Police Departments and area
volunteers, they ran the “Flame
of Hope” from Lancaster to
Lincoln to raise awareness and
funds for the athletes of Special
Olympics New Hampshire.
We would also like to thank the
communities of Lincoln,
Lancaster, Whitefield,
Groveton, Littleton, Franconia,
and Sugar Hill for their support
of this year’s Law Enforcement
Torch Run.
Your commitment and dedica-
tion to celebrating the accom-
plishments of the Special
Olympics New Hampshire ath-
letes is truly an inspiration.
Thank you!
Mary Conroy
President & CEO
Special Olympics New
I am writing in regards to
Warrens "bear" problem.
I have noticed how some of the
dumpsters around town lack
basic self securing slide locks
strong enough to prevent bears
from opening them.
When a business or residence
has to pile cinder blocks on top
of a dumpster to keep the bears
out, it's time for a newer updat-
ed bear proof one similar to the
ones used at campgrounds in
the National Forest. Plastic flip
top dumpsters are no match for
hungry bears especially when a
dumpster is overflowing. It is
not practical to leave the doors
of a barn or shed open when a
potential food source for a bear
is located inside. To do so, is to
create an unsafe situation for
humans and animals.
Many people opt for the "conve-
nience" of a dumpster or fail to
properly store and dispose of
their trash. This is like putting a
piece of cheese out for a mouse
only without the trap. Rather
than having bears localized at
the dump, should they find a
place where trash is not
secured, they are now scouting
around town and seem to know
the local hot spots.
Every dumpster, bird feeder,
trash bin, vehicle, tent, poorly
constructed animal pen is a
bear magnet. This is the area we
live in. It's full of wildlife and
wonder. Don't ruin it with bad
trash habits and wishful think-
ing that your bird feeder is
exempt. Unfortunately "a fed
bear is a dead bear" and we
have only ourselves to blame.
Kellie Pinon,
Bradford Vt
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Dear Friends, 2 Chronicles 7:14, if
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to the bigger picture. He is very precise. He
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1. Disc jockey Alan Freed,
Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Stewart
and Chuck Berry starred in
which 1959 rock 'n' roll movie?
2. Who had a hit with "When I
Need You," and when?
3. Which group had "Take It on
the Run" on their "Hi Fidelity"
4. What was "Mr. Spaceman"
5. Name the song that contains
this lyric: "eating on a raisin,
grape, apricot, pomegranate,
bowl of chittlin's, two bananas,
three Hershey bars, sipping on a
RC co-cola listenin' to her tran-
1. "Go, Johnny Go!"
2. Leo Sayer, in 1977. One sec-
tion of the chorus is a duplicate
of Leonard Cohen's song
"Famous Blue Raincoat."
(Trying singing both songs and
swap lyrics!)
3. REO Speedwagon, in 1981.
The song was parodied by Steve
Dahl, a radio personality, with
"Better Get a Gun" about the
mayor moving into public hous-
4. The Byrds' 1966 song was
about extraterrestrial life. Their
manager released a faux
announcement about taking out
an insurance policy against
being kidnapped by aliens.
5. "Ahab the Arab," a novelty
song by Ray Stevens in 1962.
"Arab" is pronounced "ay-rab"
to rhyme with Ahab. The song
describes Fatima, a dancer in
the sultan's harem.
(c) 2013 King Features Synd.,
Dear EarthTalk: Is there a link
between the recent spread of
mosquito-borne diseases around
the world and environmental
-- Meg Ross, Lantana, FL
If by pollution you mean green-
house gas emissions, then defi-
nitely yes. According to Maria
Diuk-Wasser at the Yale School
of Public Health, the onset of
human-induced global warming
is likely to increase the infection
rates of mosquito-borne dis-
eases like malaria, dengue fever
and West Nile virus by creating
more mosquito-friendly habi-
“The direct effects of tempera-
ture increase are an increase in
immature mosquito develop-
ment, virus development and
mosquito biting rates, which
increase contact rates (biting)
with humans,” she reports.
To wit, the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) reported a record num-
ber of West Nile virus infections
in the continental U.S. in 2012
with some 5,674 documented
cases including 286 deaths. The
virus uses insects as hosts where
they reproduce and then are
transmitted to humans via mos-
quito bites; it can also be trans-
mitted via blood transfusions,
organ transplants and breast
While it’s still far less common,
U.S. cases of mosquito-borne
dengue fever—also known as
“breakbone fever” for the feel-
ing it gives its victims—rose by
70 percent in 2012 as compared
with 2011. The CDC reports
357 cases of dengue fever in the
continental U.S. in 2012, up
from 251 in 2011. The majority,
104, was in Florida, but New
York had 64 and California 35.
Most of the infections were
imported on people travelling to
the U.S.—Puerto Rico played
host to 4,450 dengue fever cases
in 2012, up from only 1,507 in
2011. But some of the cases in
Florida likely came from mos-
quito bites there. The virus
behind dengue fever thrives in
tropical and sub-tropical envi-
ronments. The increased warm-
ing predicted for the southern
U.S. along with increased flood-
ing means dengue fever will no
doubt be spreading north on the
backs of mosquitoes into U.S.
states that never thought they
would have to deal with such
exotic outbreaks.
West Nile and dengue fever
aren’t the only mosquito-borne
diseases on U.S. public health
officials’ radar. Chikungunya,
which hitches a ride on the ever
expanding Asian tiger mosquito
and can cause high fever,
fatigue, headache, nausea, mus-
cle and joint pain, and a nasty
rash in humans, comes from
tropical Africa and Asia. But
cases have started appearing in
Western Europe in recent years
and are expected to make it to
the U.S. East Coast at anytime.
Likewise, Rift Valley fever,
which brings with it fever, mus-
cle pain, dizziness, vision loss
and even encephalitis, was lim-
ited to Kenya only a decade ago
but today has spread across the
entire African continent and is
expected to make an appearance
in Europe and the U.S. soon.
While researchers are hard at
work to find vaccines against
these diseases, concerned
Americans can take some basic
precautions to minimize their
chances of getting mosquito
bites. Keep screens on all the
windows and doors in the house
that can open. Outside, wear
long pants and long sleeved
shirts when possible and cover
up with an insect repellent—the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) says only those
formulations containing the
chemical DEET have been
proven effective but there are
plenty of all natural alternatives
out there. In the meantime, our
best defense against these dis-
eases may be keeping our car-
bon footprints down, as the less
global warming we cause, the
less we’ll have to deal with an
onslaught of tropical mosquito-
borne diseases.
CONTACTS: Maria Ana Diuk-
Wasser PhD,
aria_diuk-3.profile; CDC
Mosquito-Borne Diseases,
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Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank
Announces Retirement Of Two
Long Term Directors____________________
Astronomy Program Comes To Main Street Littleton___________
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank and its holding company,
Guaranty Bancorp, Inc., announced the retirement of two of
its long-time directors. Above, WGSB President Jim Graham,
left with retiring board members, Dick McDanolds and Dean
Rowden. See story below. - NCN Courtesy Photo
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Lisbon, NH –
Lorna Joyce
Boutin, 58, died
July 4,2013,
her home in
She was born in
Haverhill, NH,
November 18, 1954, a daughter
of Chester Arthur and Jeannette
Rita (Tyler) Boutin and was a
graduate of Berlin High School,
Class of 1973. Later, she gradu-
ated from the Thompson School
for Practical Nursing in
Brattleboro, VT. From 1984 to
1999, Lorna provided pediatric
home care nursing, and from
2008 to 2011 she was the LPN
at the Grafton County Jail in
North Haverhill. Throughout
her nursing career, she also
worked at a number of nursing
homes. Lorna’s true passion
was animals, as she would take
in and care for rescue dogs, par-
ticularly Parker, Jasper, and
She cared for her horses,
turkeys, and other pets and ani-
mals. In addition to her animals
Lorna enjoyed her flower and
vegetable gardens. Recently,
she started a baking business,
“Forever Rita” and would sell
her goods at the local farmer’s
markets. Always creative,
Lorna also painted and showed
her work at the Lisbon Art
Gallery. She loved maintaining
her property and her home and
she treasured the times shared
with her family over
Thanksgiving dinners there.
Survivors include a sister, Lynn
Rossignol and husband Dennis
of Milan, NH; two brothers,
Marc Boutin and wife Jackie of
Cheraw, SC, and John Boutin,
Sr. and wife Abbey of West
Milan, NH; a niece, Joanna
Boutin; two nephews, John
Boutin, Jr., and Joseph Boutin;
an aunt, Joyce Beckley of
Woodsville; along with several
other aunts, uncles, and numer-
ous cousins.
Lorna was predeceased by her
mother Jeannette on April 12,
2009, and her father Chester on
April 29, 2009.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service was held on
Friday, July 12th at Ricker
Funeral Home. Burial will be
in Mt. View Cemetery, Benton,
at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be
made to either the American
Cancer Society, Centralized
Memorial Processing Center, 30
Speen Street, Framingham, MA
01701, or to Dave Carbonneau
Equine Services, PO Box 762.
Littleton, NH 03561.
For more information or to sign
an online condolence, please
Ricker Funeral Home &
Cremation Care of Woodsville
is in charge of arrangements.
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank and its holding company,
Guaranty Bancorp, Inc., announced the retirement of two of its
long-time directors, Richard (Dick) McDanolds and Dean
Rowden. Family members of the retirees joined other directors,
management, and staff of the bank to celebrate their service at a
reception held June 26 at the Happy Hour Restaurant in Wells
Mr. McDanolds of North Haverhill, NH joined the Board of
Directors in 1972. In an official board resolution, he was recog-
nized for his special attention to detail, deep roots within the com-
munity, and thoughtful historical perspective, which have helped
the bank navigate many challenging times during the past forty
one years. During his tenure, the bank grew from two offices to
nine, and in asset size from $9 million to $383 million.
Mr. Rowden of Wells River, VT joined the bank’s Board of
Directors in 1992. In a board resolution honoring his service, he
was recognized for the personal and professional experience he
brought to his work. It was noted that his business acumen and
keen sense of community have allowed him to make contributions
to the bank that are invaluable to its continued growth and success.
During his twenty years of service, the bank grew from four
offices to nine, and in assets from $104 million to $383 million.
“The Board deeply appreciates the mark that both Dick and Dean
have made on the bank,” said James Graham, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank. “Their
experience, points-of-view, and input have helped the bank remain
strong through significant change and growth, while holding firm-
ly to its core values of customer service and corporate citizen-
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank is a New Hampshire state-
chartered savings bank headquartered in Woodsville, with nine
banking offices in the communities of Woodsville, Piermont,
Lisbon, Littleton, Lancaster, Plymouth, and Franconia. For more
information, call 1-800-564-2735, visit the bank’s website at, or find them on Facebook.
Chamber of Commerce part-
nering with Littleton Public
Library to Bring Daytime
Astronomy Program to
Littleton Main Street!
The Littleton Area Chamber of
Commerce is excited to
announce their partnership with
the Littleton Public Library to
bring the sun and stars to Main
Street Littleton. Presenting a
joint program between the
Carthage Institute of Astronomy
of Carthage College and the
Appalachian Mountain Club
provides opportunities for
astronomy observing - day and
night - and free lecture pro-
grams on astronomy for the
Throughout the summer, astron-
omy students and professional
astronomers will have tele-
scopes set up at on the Littleton
Public Library lawn on clear
Thursdays from 11 am – 3 pm.
Special to this program are tele-
scopes designed to safely allow
observing the Sun - sunspots as
well as the streaming gasses of
the Sun's atmosphere.'
“I’ve loved astronomy since a
particularly enthusiastic teacher
turned me on to the night skies
in middle school,” say Chamber
director Lauren Alberini. “The
sense of community viewing the
skies together was incredible
then, and something I would
love the citizens of Littleton to
experience now! I am so excited
that this opportunity was pre-
sented to us!”
Join astronomers on the
Littleton Public Library lawn
anytime between 11 am and 3
pm for an exciting and interest-
ing discussion of all things
astronomical - a different topic
each day. Learn the sky, see the
latest in astronomy related
Apps, see and try different types
of telescopes, and hear about the
latest developments in our
understanding of the Universe.
Programs run weather permit-
The Littleton Area Chamber of
Commerce is a non-profit
organization that strives to work
with both members and the
community on social and eco-
nomic development. For more
information, please contact the
Littleton Area Chamber at 603-
444-6561 or at
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On Sunday, June 30th, I was
planning for my upcoming
wedding when I got the call,
learning that 19 wildland
firefighters from the
Granite Mountain hotshot
crew were killed on a fire
in Yarnell, Arizona.
Although I knew that my
fiancé, a firefighter
based in Hungry Horse
Montana during the sum-
mer fire season, was on
assignment in Colorado, I
couldn’t stop thinking
about how easily he could
have been on that fire,
There are just over 100 Hotshot crews in
the United States, each a 20-person crew that is highly qualified
and acts as the frontline defense in a wildfire. Losing 19 members
of the Granite Mountain hotshots eliminated nearly 1% of this
nation’s Hotshot firefighting force in one single incident; the
largest single incident wildfire tragedy in more than eighty years.
Despite being based in one location, hotshots travel all over the
country, going to the most dangerous location where they are most
needed. Geography plays some part in assignments, but so does
luck. It is not a stretch of the imagination to consider that a differ-
ent crew could have been on the Yarnell Hill fire that day, and that
I would be getting a call of a different nature. Suddenly, my prior-
ities shifted away from wedding planning, and my focus was on
the 19 families left behind.
The Granite Mountain hotshots,
all 20 of them, were good men.
They were beloved sons, neigh-
bors, friends, and heroes. Many
also had the honor of being
fathers, husbands, and
boyfriends. They loved fighting
fires, and loved helping others.
They loved hiking into a fire as
everyone else was fleeing away
from it, carrying a 45 pound
pack and a specialized Pulaski
tool over their shoulders. They
loved to work through the night,
cut down burning trees, go for a
week or two without a decent
shower, and eat pre-packaged
meals while still on the fire line.
They loved to trade jokes, and
debate the merits of various
types of foliage as toilet paper.
They loved each other, and they
loved their families.
Because I love one of these hot-
shot firefighters, I am putting
my wedding planning on hold.
For the next few weeks, I am
devoting my thoughts, prayers,
and energy Westward, to
Prescott Arizona and the 19
families left behind. While
wildfires are not a part of our
lives here in the Upper Valley,
we, too, have heroes. We under-
stand what it means to sacrifice,
and to takes risks for the com-
I am asking all of us to come
together to celebrate the lives
and the ultimate sacrifice made
by the Granite Mountain hot-
shots, men who are just like our
own fathers, husbands, sons and
On July 24, local firefighters
and community members will
gather at the Colatina Exit
restaurant on Main Street in
Bradford, Vermont, to show
support for the fallen. From
11:00 am to 9 pm, 25% of
restaurant earnings will be
donated directly to the Wildland
Firefighting Foundation, a non-
profit organization that provides
financial, emotional, and legal
support to the families of
injured or fallen wilderness fire-
fighters. During the fundraising
event, firefighters will be wait-
ing tables and greeting guests,
and 100% of gratuities earned
will go to the families, as well. I
hope you can join me.
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Pike, New Hampshire with her
fiancé Aaron Strobel, when he is
not travelling the country fight-
ing wildfires.
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On July 19th Old Church
Theater brings the classic and
beloved story of “Heidi” to its
Bradford stage. Specially writ-
ten for Old Church Theater by
Charles Fray, this version has all
the favorite characters and fea-
tures of the original 1888 novel
by Johanna Spyri, and is suit-
able for the whole family.
Directed by Gloria Heidenreich,
the cast of 19 includes children,
youth and adults. Appearing on
stage are Isabella Yelle, Rhonda
Archibald, Meghan Bullard,
Parker Logan, Charles Fray,
Caroline Swaney, Jeff Fullerton,
Rachel Archibald, Holly Buker,
Nick Buonanduci, Ron Garvin,
Melissa Mann, Kelly Gaudet,
Todd Robie, Evelyn Fleming,
Hazel Fleming, Sara Archibald,
Dayton Wagner, and Kennedy
Set in the Swiss alps, as the play
opens Heidi is dropped off at
her gruff grandfather's secluded
mountain hut by her aunt, who
doesn't seem to care about the
child. But Heidi's charm soon
melts her grandfather's heart
and as he begins to know joy
again, she is abruptly taken
away again by her aunt to be a
companion to a wheelchair-
bound rich girl, Clara, in
Frankfurt. Homesick, alone, and
becoming very ill, she finally
returns and recovers in her
beloved Alps with her new
friend Clara, and everyone,
even Grandfather, finds new joy
and purpose in life because of
“Heidi” will be presented
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm
and Sunday at 4pm. The theater
is located at 137 North Main St,
Bradford, VT. Reservations
may be made by calling 802-
222-3322 or emailing reserva-
Admission is $10 for adults and
$5.00 for students.
Performance photos will be
available on www.old- .
Old Church Theater is a non-
profit group in its 28th year,
producing 5 plays from May to
September. Most recently
staged was “Let’s Murder
Marsha!”; after “Heidi” in mid-
August will be “Mr. Roberts”,
made famous by the film featur-
ing Henry Fonda.
Baker River Arts and
Music Festival 2013
July 19-21
Yes folks it is festival season
again and many of you music
lovers have probably attended a
festival or two already. So here
is another one that is sure to
please all ages of music and arts
lovers “BRAMF” will com-
mence on July 19th at the his-
toric Quincy House property in
Rumney NH. This beautiful
property that has been made
available for the second year in
a row by the artist Mindy
Beach, is the perfect setting for
this unique and friendly event.
Showcasing the amazing musi-
cal talent we have in this region,
this years line up up music spot-
lights some of the best. Two of
my all time favorite bands will
be headlining the show, “The
Crunchy Western Boys” and
“Brasbe”. Although completely
different in sound both CWB
and Brasbe seem to attract the
same fans. Both are building a
large following all through out
New England and were featured
at the recent Granite State
Music Festival last month in
Concord NH. To be able to
experience these acts lounging
on a lawn on a back road in
Rumney is an opportunity you
do not want to miss. Other acts
slated to play are the “Whiskey
Geese”( one of my new
favorites!) “The George Brown
Band” “Shalanski” “Matt
Poirier” “NC Blues Company”
and “Chris Peters”. There will
also be an open mic on Sunday.
But the music is only part of the
celebration. Other attractions at
BRAMF will be Homemade
BBQ from MacDaddy's,
Handmade Pizza, Ice cream,
Massage and reflexology,
Nature walks around the bog,
face painting, kiddie corner, fun
photo ops, jewelery, homemade
preserves, costume painting,
marquetry and handmade
Coinciding with this event will
be the The Baker River
Appreciation Day clean up.
Sat JULY 20th starting at 9am.
“Folks will float/paddle the
Baker River cleaning up trash.
The even ends at the Baker
River Camp Ground, directly
across the street from
BRAMF. Folks who partici-
pate in the Appreciate Day
event will receive a discount at
BRAMF was the culmination
of a conversation between
three friends “Corey Grogan,
Isaac DeWever, and Chris
Candito worked together to
bring something special to our
community. As artists and musi-
cians we wanted to create an
event that celebrates everything
the beautiful Baker River Valley
has to offer.” As both an
attendee and a performer last
year I can personally vouch for
the atmosphere and the talent of
both the musicians and artists.
“We are looking to gain
momentum with each year and
we hope to see friends, families,
and new comers coming togeth-
er for wonderful food, art, and
Tickets $10 or $20 for a Three
day weekend pass
Kids are free
Tickets available at the door,
or at the Peppercorn Natural
Foods in Plymouth
BYOB for 21+
Summer is here and many of
you will be traveling on vaca-
tion. You may be taking your
laptop computers or using tech-
nology to get where you are
going such as a GPS Navigation
device, here are some tips
before you fly or drive to your
Avoid using a computer bag,
thieve watch for people who
travel with a computer bag, if
you bring your laptop, put it in a
back pack or luggage that way it
is not obvious that you are car-
rying a laptop with you.
Keep your laptop in site, when
going thru security do not let
your computer leave your site,
approximately 1500 laptops a
day get stolen at airport security
check points.
Do not keep passwords with the
laptop. Most laptops have the
option in the computer BIOS to
enable boot password, with that
option enabled you must enter a
password before your computer
will boot into the operating sys-
tem. Many of us forget pass-
words and write them down or
keep them with the computer.
Keep passwords separate from
the computer, put them on a
piece of paper in your wallet or
purse, or maybe in your cell
phone, which you also need to
keep tight grips on, password
protect your cell phone and GPS
also. Anything you can do to
deter the thief. Should your
computer, cell phone or GPS get
stolen and it is password pro-
tected, notify the manufacture
that they were stolen. The only
way a password can be removed
is if the thief sends the device to
the manufacture to have the
password removed, the manu-
facture will look at the serial
number if you reported it as
stolen they will notify the police
and it will be returned to you.
Encrypt your data on your lap-
top. Use a free program such as
Truecrypt at,
it will secure your information
and only allow you access to it.
Buy a laptop security device, if
you need to leave your laptop in
a room or at your desk, use a
laptop security cable to securely
attach it to a heavy chair, table,
or desk. The cable makes it
more difficult for someone to
take your laptop. There are also
programs that will report the
location of a stolen laptop. They
work when the laptop connects
to the Internet, and can report
the laptop's exact physical loca-
tion. One such tracing program
is Computer Trace Lojack. This
program will trace your com-
puters location without the thief
knowing there is a program
working in the background.
Many new laptops have that
option for a monthly fee you can
enable it in the computers
When using your laptop use a
screen guard, this keeps prying
eyes from seeing information on
your computer screen, especial-
ly if you are at an airport depar-
ture gate people may be looking
over your shoulder without your
If your laptop is stolen change
your email password, notify
your internet provider and
change your internet password
if you use high speed such as
Charter and you have an e-mail
account call them to change
your e-mail account password.
If it is a company laptop and
customer data is on the laptop
notify your company IT repre-
sentative so they can take appro-
priate actions. Report the theft
to local police as soon as possi-
I hope these tips are helpful, I
wish everyone a safe summer
and again any questions please
e-mail me at or visit my
website at www.paigecomput- or call (603)747-
2201, I will be starting Basic
Computer Class on June 21st if
you are interested please call so
I can put you on the class roster
I will also tell you the details on
the class, so until next time take
care and Happy Computing!
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Keeping Each Other Well
by Elizabeth Terp
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Cooked Food: Our
Ancestor’s Legacy of
Michael Pollan obviously had
fun writing his latest book,
Cooked: A Natural History of
Transformation. Pollan takes us
through his hilarious travels to
discover the essence of how the
use of fire, water, air and the
earth rendered humans a domi-
nant species. He’s concerned
about our growing distance
from direct, physical engage-
ment in transforming raw stuff
into cooked food and the nour-
ishment such food provides as
opposed to opening a package
that has been processed else-
Discovery of fire and an inad-
vertently cooked carcass drew
early humans in with its pleas-
ant aroma and eventual pre-
ferred taste and started this
whole business of cooked food.
Most animals and birds spend
their entire day chewing in order
to survive. But, cooked food is
more tender and easily digested,
so it cuts down chewing time
and frees humans to dream up
other things to do with their
time. Squirrels have to bury
their nuts and wait to season
them and make them digestible.
Bunches of tree seedlings we
find in the spring attest to a for-
gotten stash. Fermentation is
practiced by many species,
including food that sits in the
craw of birds, readying it for
Pollan goes to North Carolina to
learn the fine art of pig roasting
by apprenticing himself to the
experts. Whether you ever
decide to roast a pig yourself,
you’ll learn a lot about the value
of different wood, and the trans-
formative power of carefully
controlled fire in the smoke of
“ritual sacrifice that shadow us,
however faintly, whenever we
cook a piece of meat over a
Next, he hired a gourmet cook
to teach him how to make pot
dishes as he walks us through
the water element via French,
Italian, Spanish, Indian, Greek
and more variations, adding
vegetables, seaweeds, mush-
rooms, spices, and sauces.
Guaranteed, you’ll want to try
some new variations yourself.
He did the same with bread
making (air element), appren-
ticed himself to fine bakers and
takes us through the art of mak-
ing starter, a sponge, and all the
shenanigans in between. When
we bake with whole grains, we
reduce the risk of chronic dis-
eases, weigh less, and live
longer than those who don’t.
Finally, Pollan takes us through
the earth element, the microbes
that render food more
digestible, and release valuable
nutrients, vitamins, minerals.
He has a whole saga for making
sauerkraut and other fermented
foods, including beer.
As we move into summer, we
have the opportunity to cele-
brate with outdoor picnics,
favorite dishes, and ritual gath-
erings, mindful of how we
honor and use the elements of
fire, water, air and earth in the
foods we prepare to share with
others. Farmer’s Markets and
roadside produce stands provide
us with new and familiar choic-
es to continue our exciting, and
often hilarious, human evolu-
tion. Here’s to celebrating our
evolving art!
Elizabeth Terp draws on her
experiences as a School Nurse-
Teacher, Psychiatric Nurse
Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and
Home Health Nurse. She wel-
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her Keeping Each Other Well
Her book, Forget That Diet And
Eat What You Need: The Tao of
Eating, is available locally and
Because Winter’s
Never Far Away
The thermometer peaked at 98
degrees that afternoon, but Ryan
and I spent the morning thinking
of winter. Over the course of a
few hours, we transformed a
pile of birch and maple into a
stack of wood for the colder
months. Sweat was pouring off
both of us: Ryan had the partic-
ularly hot job of splitting, while
I stacked.
We do use wood to cook meals
in our Sweetheart cookstove
during the summer, but our
wood needs are minimal com-
pared to the late fall, winter, and
early spring. Once the colder
weather arrives, we switch out
the cookstove for our Reliant
woodstove, which is much bet-
ter suited to the dual demands of
heating and cooking. In this
manner, we go through a few
cords of wood each year.
The total quantity is hard to
measure, as the sourcing of
wood is ongoing work. Felling,
bucking, splitting, and stacking
are tasks we engage in through-
out the year as need requires and
time allows. The seasons fade
from one to the other, but the
constant demand for wood cre-
ates a persistent motivation to
engage in woods work. We
must be thinking ahead, always
planning, anticipating, and
preparing for the seasons to
come. At the moment, for
example, we have cherry logs
seasoning by the upper field and
in the forest hedge below it, but
splitting and stacking may not
happen for another few weeks,
or few months. With our base
needs met, additional work is
completed as our schedules (and
other projects) permit.
Nevertheless, while we may put
off those cherry lengths for the
short-term, they are in our mind
and cannot be forgotten for
long. Future comfort lies within
those logs.
The remains of last winter’s
woodpile (some cherry and
maple, plus a few remnants of
beech, poplar, and ash) had been
somewhat rag-tag in appear-
ance: lopsided on one end, bare-
ly protected from the elements
by a tarp that was more torn
than whole. It looked a bit like
“skid row.” Now, though, we
have a robust wood pile stacked
along the woodline. After the
sweltering work of a morning,
the view from the cabin’s east-
ern window suggests prepared-
ness as well as aesthetics. The
oldest wood is off to the right,
the just split birch and maple
comprising the majority of the
new stack. To the left we have
rows of limb wood, good for
cooking. If you look closely,
you might notice that the bark
side of each piece is uniformly
stacked facing up (mostly…).
In the ongoing debate between
bark-side-up and bark-side-
down, Ryan is firmly in the for-
mer camp. I, having previously
used a willy-nilly approach, am
more than willing to follow his
practice on the matter. Having
the bark up will help shed any
water that makes it past our
metal roofing and tarp storage
Were someone to walk into the
scene, one might note that there
is surely something quintessen-
tial about it: man and woman,
side-by-side, mostly silent,
working in a steady rhythm with
diligence, focus, ease (and
maybe even pleasure) to answer
the needs of the coming season.
As the people in the scene, we
can say that it is certainly satis-
fying. It is mentally comforting
to know that our wood is present
and ready for use into the next
year. It is invigorating and ful-
filling to complete such work
together. And on this particular
day, with both the humidity and
the temperature pushing
towards 100, the dominant sen-
timent is appreciation for the
river that runs along the proper-
ty. With wood securely under
cover, splitting debris piled to
use as mulch, and tools away,
we eagerly head to the swim-
ming hole. For the time being,
it is still summer.
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In a year, the average person walks four
miles to make his or her bed!
Annually, the amount of garbage that is
dumped in the world's oceans is three times
the weight of fish that is caught
from the oceans!
It would take twenty new mid-size cars to
generate the same amount of pollution that
a mid-size 1960's car did!
7-11 Stores sell 10,000 pots of coffee an
hour, every hour, every day!
It takes eight and a half minutes for light to
get from the sun to earth!
Bamboo plants can grow up to 36” in a day!
The number of births that occur in India
each year, is higher than the entire
population of Australia!
WEEK OF JULY 22, 2013
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Your zeal for challenges usually
works well for you. But this
week it's best to avoid jumping
into new situations without
more information. Vital news
emerges by the weekend.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Once again, the Bovine's
patience pays off as that pesky
problem works itself out with-
out taking too much of your
valuable time. A new task opens
interesting possibilities.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
Those suggestions you want to
share need to be set aside for a
while so you can focus on the
job at hand. There'll be time
later to put your ideas into a
workable format.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Be sure about your sources
before you use the information
in any decision you reach about
your new project. Some of the
data might be out of date or mis-
LEO (July 23 to August 22) A
sudden challenge might rattle
you at first. But pump up that
strong Lion's heart with a full
measure of courage, and face it
with the continuing support of
family and friends.
VIRGO (August 23 to
September 22) Watch your
expenses this week so you can
have a financial cushion to fall
back on should things tighten up
later this month. Money matters
ease by the 31st.
LIBRA (September 23 to
October 22) Uncertainty over
workplace policy creates anxi-
ety and confusion among your
colleagues. Don't be surprised if
you're asked, once again, to help
work things out.
SCORPIO (October 23 to
November 21) The workweek
keeps you busy tying up loose
ends and checking data that
needs to be verified. The week-
end offers a chance to relax and
restore your spent energies.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22
to December 21) This is not the
best time to go to extremes to
prove a point. Better to set a
sensible goal now and move for-
ward. There'll be time later to
take the bolder course.
CAPRICORN (December 22
to January 19) A step-by-step
progression is the better way to
move ahead. Taking shortcuts
could be risky at this time.
Important news arrives on the
AQUARIUS (January 20 to
February 18) Avoid getting
drawn into workplace disputes
that should be handled by those
directly involved. Instead,
spend your energy developing
those new ideas.
PISCES (February 19 to March
20) You still need to be prudent
about money matters. But things
start to ease by the end of the
week. A weekend encounter
with an old friend brings wel-
come news.
dle challenging situations with
boldness when necessary and
caution when called for.
(c) 2013 King Features Synd.,
Q: I have a small collection of
vintage rolling pins. One of the
more unusual ones is made of
glass with a stopper on the end.
What was the reason for this
design? -- Phyllis, Stigler, Okla.
A: The glass rolling pins could
be filled with cold water, mak-
ing it easier to roll out pie
crusts. These are collectible and
often sell in the $25 to $35
Q: I realize you don't do
appraisals, but can you recom-
mend someone who can so I can
find out the value of a 165-year-
old dinner plate that I have. It
belonged to the last king of
France and has been document-
ed by the Library of Congress. -
- Linda, Billings, Mont.
A: I suggest you contact two of
the better auction houses,
Sotheby's, 1334 York Ave., New
York, NY 10021; and Christie's,
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New
York, NY 10020. Each has
experts on staff who might be
able to help you.
Q: I have a land patent docu-
ment signed by President
Benjamin Harrison in 1892. I
would like to know its value. --
Rogene, Grand Junction, Colo.
A: One of the better autograph
dealers is Brian Kathenes, P.O.
Box 482, Hope, NJ 07844;; and Kathenes
is considered an autograph
expert and also is a certified
TIP: When contacting an
appraiser, it is always a good
idea to restrict your dealings
with that person to just an
appraisal. Never allow an
appraiser to determine the value
of an item and then offer to pur-
chase it for that amount. This is
considered unethical, especially
by members of the American
Society of Appraisers. If an
appraisal seems too low, don't
hesitate to contact a second
Write to Larry Cox in care of
King Features Weekly Service,
P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL
32853-6475, or send e-mail to Due
to the large volume of mail he
receives, Mr. Cox is unable to
personally answer all reader
questions. Do not send any
materials requiring return mail.
(c) 2013 King Features Synd.,
¥ In 1977, Ken Olson, president,
chairman and founder of Digital
Equipment Company, made the
following regrettable statement:
"There is no reason anyone
would want a computer in their
¥ Gross fact of the day: Half of
the bacteria in the human mouth
haven't even been identified yet
by science.
¥ The drug Ivermectin is a
broad-spectrum antiparasitic,
used mainly to treat infestations
of worms. The people who have
been helped by this medication
might be surprised to learn that
the drug was developed through
research spurred by a fungus
found growing on the golf shoe
of a botanist.
¥ If you're a centenarian, you
might want to consider moving
to New Mexico. In that state,
there is a law declaring that
everyone 100 and older is tax-
¥ Unless you were around on
April 17, 1964, you may not be
aware of the hullabaloo caused
by the introduction of the
Mustang. In Seattle, a truck
driver was so distracted by a
display of new Mustangs that he
crashed his cement truck
through the window of the deal-
ership. In Chicago, so many
people were trying to crowd into
the cars in a showroom that the
dealer had to lock all the vehicle
doors. A dealer in New Jersey
had only one Mustang, so he
auctioned it off. The winner of
the auction insisted on sleeping
in his new car that night, just to
make sure nobody else got it
before his check cleared.
¥ Arizonans take note: Hunting
camels is illegal in your state.
¥ If you're like the hypothetical
average person, your mouth will
create 10,000 gallons of saliva
over the course of your lifetime.
Thought for the Day: "A pint of
sweat saves a gallon of blood." -
- General George S. Patton
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