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Setting The Record Straight: The Future
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The status of New Hampshire's
moose population has been get-
ting a great deal of attention
lately, as public awareness
grows regarding the impact of
winter tick and other challenges
facing moose populations
across the country.
While New Hampshire's region-
al moose populations are indeed
facing some serious threats,
they are not on the verge of dis-
appearing from the Granite
State landscape, says longtime
moose biologist Kristine Rines
of the New Hampshire Fish and
Game Department. Many fac-
tors affect New Hampshire's
moose population, and new
research has been initiated this
year to get more concrete infor-
mation on exactly what is hap-
pening. To help set the record
straight, the Department posed a
series of questions to Rines
about the future of our moose,
one of the state's most iconic
wildlife species.
Are moose about to disappear
from the New Hampshire
landscape?
Rines: In the short term no; in
the long-term, we don't know.
However, many of the numbers
I've seen reported recently on
the moose population have been
incorrect. The peak population
for moose in New Hampshire
was in about 1996, when we had
7,600 moose in the state.
Currently our moose population
stands at about 4,400 animals.
The public set the goals for the
moose population through a
public participation process.
(For more information, see the
Story continues on page A3
By Heather Bryant,
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Growing tomatoes outdoors is a
challenge, particularly for grow-
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use of pesticides, because there
are a number of fungal diseases
that attack tomatoes. Anyone
growing tomatoes or potatoes in
2009 probably remembers the
challenge we had with late
blight, the same disease that
caused the Irish Potato Famine.
And in wet years like this one,
early blight and septoria leaf
spot can also become major
challenges. But tomatoes are
my favorite food so when New
Hampshire growers expressed
an interest in seeing more
research on the subject, I and
two other Extension staff,
Becky Sideman and Olivia
Saunders jumped on board.
Since 2009, a number of vari-
eties advertised as late blight
and early blight resistant have
come on the market. Two stud-
ies conducted in 2012 in New
York*, showed that some of
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those varieties had promise. My
colleagues and I chose 7 of the
most promising, shortest season
varieties from those trials to try
in New Hampshire. We wrote a
small grant proposal to New
England Vegetable and Berry
Growers Association and came
up with a plan to take the 7 new
varieties and compare them to a
non-resistant variety that does
well in our climate. I’ve been
getting a lot of questions this
summer about genetically mod-
ified crops so in case you are
wondering, the new varieties are
not genetically modified, they
are the result of traditional plant
breeding.
One of the challenges for farm-
ers and gardeners in NH is that
growing conditions vary widely
from one end of the state to the
other. So to make sure we got
the best possible information we
decided to run the trial simulta-
neously in three different loca-
tions; Durham, Ossipee and
North Haverhill. The Grafton
County Farm and I have collab-
orated on a number of trials over
the last few years and they pro-
vided the land and the equip-
ment for the North Haverhill
site. The Carroll County Farm
and UNH’s Woodman Research
Farm agreed to host the other
two sites, and we were in busi-
ness.
Or, we thought we were in busi-
ness, until it started raining.
And kept raining. Some fields
puddled, and the plants started
to look a little yellow. But,
okay. Rain equals disease pres-
sure and we are trying to see
how the new varieties would
stand up to disease, right?
Right, but for a while there it
was looking like the pressure
would be a little too great.
Things got better, I’m happy to
report. Once the rain slowed,
the plants recovered. And, we
are seeing enough disease to
gather data on resistance, but so
far not enough to kill the plants.
We haven’t had late blight yet
either, which would force us to
kill the plants ourselves to pro-
tect area farms.
I would guess we are close to
peak production in most sites,
with enough green fruit left on
the plants to see how they race
frost and disease. Stay tuned
this winter when we post the
results on our research report
p a g e ,
https://extension.unh.edu/Grow
er-Resources/Research-Reports
Continued from page A1
N.H. Big Game Management
Plan at
http://www.wildnh.com/Huntin
g/Hunting_PDFs/NH_Big_Gam
e_Plan_FINAL.pdf.) A lot of
that downward trend has
occurred because people
requested fewer moose. Why?
The primary driver for the pub-
lic desire for fewer moose has
been to reduce moose-vehicle
collisions. These encounters are
now down to about 170 per
year; from 1996 to 2002 the
average number of moose killed
by vehicles in New Hampshire
was well above 200 (225-265
per year). However, other forms
of moose mortality appear to be
on the increase.
Are moose numbers down
throughout the state?
Rines: We're most concerned
about the White Mountains and
central New Hampshire, where
we have seen pretty significant
reductions in recent years (since
2007), even with reduced num-
bers of moose hunt permits
being issued. We believe these
areas are likely being hit with
the double whammy of both
winter tick and brainworm (a
parasite that deer can transmit,
but are unaffected by). In other
parts of the state, the
Connecticut Lakes Region is at
goal while the North region is
slightly below goal, as is the
Southeast region. Southwest
New Hampshire remains below
goal.
People say they are not seeing
as many moose in the North
Country as they used to. Is
this because moose numbers
are down?
Rines: Yes, in part. But at pres-
ent, moose are at goal in the
Connecticut Lakes Region and
also in two of the three units that
make up the North region. We
hope we’ll be able to maintain
Story continues on page A6
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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,
bureaucrats unclear on the
concept (but I repeat myself).
The Oklahoma Department of
Public Safety’s solution to its
legendary long lines at driver’s
license stations was to create “In
Line Online” registration, which
it recently introduced. Online
registrants were not impressed,
however, when they arrived on
time across the state, only to
learn that In Line Online merely
entitled them to a reserved place
in the line for making future
appointments to take their dri-
ver’s test. A spokesman
acknowledged that In Line
Online might have some kinks
and thus would be closed tem-
porarily. [KFOR-TV] Might
have some kinks... bwahahaha!
Next, judges unclear on the
concept. A 61-year-old man in
southern Sweden beat a DUI
charge even though his blood-
alcohol was five times over the
legal limit. The man told the
judge he is a hearty drinker and
normally starts in even before
work every day, with “no effect”
on his performance (probably
drives better too when he’s had
‘a few’). According to the
Skanskan newspaper, that must
have impressed the judge, who
was so awed that he tossed out
the charge. I am so awed I think
the judge should be tossed!
(BTW, I was lucky enough to
catch a glimpse of area college
students getting their cartons of
liquid back-to-school supplies –
looked like safari bearers.)
Finally, people unclear on the
concept (you just need to figure
out to whom I refer). I mean, it
was a 911 call.... Camina
Figueroa called 911. Her son-in-
law had been using drugs for
days, she said, and now he was
acting irrationally. When
Deputy Brady Pullen arrived, he
says Kemal Yazar attacked him,
so Pullen shot and killed the
man. Pullen was bitten and sus-
tained a broken nose, so he’s
suing Figueroa, claiming she
didn’t adequately warn dis-
patchers that the situation was
dangerous. [KPRC Houston]
When you see this (we have a
long lead time for deadlines
here – it’s now mid-January
[just kidding]), we will already
be almost halfway through
September (where did the sum-
mer go?). Andy Rooney was
right: “...life is like a roll of toi-
let paper. The closer it gets to
the end, the faster it goes.”
A sign of things to come for me
(or are they already here). When
my wife and I were recently on
our way to NY, we passed a
farm that grows and sells garlic.
I made a comment about its
sign, but the Ever-lovely Miss
Kim says I said ‘mushrooms’
instead of ‘garlic’ – twice!
Maybe I am starting to lose it,
but just suppose for a moment
that I really did say ‘garlic’ but
she heard ‘mushrooms’? Just
sayin’.
Ruh-roh! Someone told me they
actually read this column (and
in fact made an allusion to
something I had written, so I
know she’s the real deal). Now
that I know I have a reader, do I
have to start watching what I
say? It was suggested I could
write about my being the one
who does the dishes, which I
really didn’t want the world to
know (it could shatter my
macho image). Anyhow, our
house rule is simple: if my wife
or daughter cooks, I do the dish-
es. If I cook, I do dishes. That
way everyone is happy (except
the person doing the dishes
[another reason to eat out when
we can]).
I just had an unthought-out
thought. With rapidly advancing
technology, just suppose there
was, say, a rinse that fully pro-
tected teeth or a cure for cancer
or a way to run cars using just
water. Everyone can imagine
what we’d gain, but maybe
these things don’t yet exist
because of what we’d lose
(profits).
Following the latest Time
Warner brawl with (fill in any
network), I came up with an
idea. Since the latest problem
lasted about a month, maybe a
month before old contracts
expire Time Warner and (fill in
any network) could start having
it out so the customer (who
always seems to be the least
important party in any such
‘issues’) won’t keep getting the
short end of the stick.(It would
also be really nice if I could pick
what channels I can get as I
don’t watch probably half of
what I am forced to receive. [I
do have to admit, though, I real-
ly appreciated TW’s substitution
of The Tennis Channel while
CBS was off.])
Finally, local readers know how
Fritz Wetherbee has Binky
Sears? Well, I have Sadie
Bullock – an incredibly wonder-
ful person to some (those who
protect, defend, support, and
enhance her) but a truly nasty,
despicable woman to the rest of
us! She is often on my mind (not
in a good way). Anyhow, Sadie
crossed my personal Red Line
when she loudly kicked me off
her property, humiliating me in
front of my family and friends
after I made an innocuous four-
word comment (for real). Sadie
has become the bête noire of my
life, and you will start hearing
about her now and then.
Curious? I’ll tell you the rest of
the story... eventually.
Later.
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The Society is very pleased to
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moose at these goals. So far, the
only parts of the state where we
are seeing dramatic declines
below goals are the White
Mountain and Central regions.
Keep in mind that being able to
see moose on the side of the
road is not necessarily depend-
ent on the number of moose in
an area. "Moose Alley" in Coos
County is a perfect example;
there, salt use on the road has
been reduced and salt licks have
been purposefully drained, and
the roadside browse has grown
out of reach of moose. So now
fewer moose are being attracted
to roadside browse and salt licks
where they are most visible.
How big a problem is winter
tick?
Rines: In New Hampshire, our
winters are growing shorter,
snow arrives later and melts ear-
lier. Based on research conduct-
ed from 2001 – 2006, we know
that our northern moose experi-
ence occasional increased mor-
tality from winter tick. This
mortality rate can change dra-
matically from year to year
because of changes in snow
pack. If we have a snow-free
April followed by a snowless
November, both tick numbers
and moose mortality will
increase. Even if ticks don’t kill
the moose, cow moose with
high tick loads may lose so
much weight that their fertility
is reduced. In the North and
Connecticut Lakes Region we
are seeing reduced body
weights and reduced reproduc-
tion – mainly due to winter tick.
Winter tick is also influenced by
moose density; the more moose
you have, the more winter ticks
there are.
What does the future look like
for the New Hampshire moose
hunt?
Rines: We don’t know what the
future holds, but we are con-
cerned. We know that moose
numbers are below goal in sev-
eral regions, and moose weights
and reproduction are also down
in some regions. In response,
we’ve been dropping permit
numbers since 2007. We’ve
gone from 675 permits to 275
permits issued in 2012-2013.
While we won’t know until this
fall how the population is faring
as a result of this most recent
permit reduction, current infor-
mation suggests that New
Hampshire’s moose population
may continue to decline in some
regions. If permit reductions do
not work, things could change
appreciably in the future. We
still have this fall’s moose hunt
and observation data to review
before those recommendations
are made, however. We will
continue to monitor our moose
population closely; if it keeps
declining, we will reduce per-
mits accordingly in an effort to
maintain moose on our land-
scape.
What's happening with moose
in other states?
Rines: We are not alone. Moose
in several jurisdictions are
declining. Minnesota, where
winter tick and brainworm are
significant factors (though not
the only cause of mortality), has
ended its moose hunting season
because of rapidly declining
regional populations. Nova
Scotia has seen dramatic reduc-
tions in some moose popula-
tions. Maine's southern moose
population is seeing significant
winter tick infestations. Other
states and provinces on the
southern edge of moose range
are also seeing reductions in
some of their moose herds.
Is this trend being driven by
climate change?
Rines: There is no simple
answer as to why this is happen-
ing. In general, it appears that as
our weather changes, with win-
ters growing shorter and tem-
peratures on the rise, moose
mortality increases and repro-
duction decreases. Where the
snow and cold of winter contin-
ue to last from November
through April, moose seem to
continue to do well. The affect
of other factors on moose may
also be changing with the cli-
mate. Information from both our
own research and that done in
Minnesota suggests that other
infections and parasites may be
contributing to increased mor-
tality and reduced reproductive
rates.
Is there anything we can do to
prevent winter tick?
Rines: Winter ticks are depend-
ent on two things: moose densi-
ty and weather. There is some
evidence that the fewer moose
you have, the mortality rate
from winter tick goes down
because there's not as many
ticks around. In southwestern
and southeastern New
Hampshire, we rarely see moose
dying from winter tick. The
moose density at which that
starts to occur is quite low, how-
ever. The other thing people can
do is try to address climate
change.
Could you tell us about the
major new research effort
underway?
Rines: It's clear that we need to
learn more about the causes of
moose mortality and how our
changing weather patterns may
be affecting both the causes and
rates of mortality in our moose
herd. So Fish and Game is part-
nering with the University of
New Hampshire in a major new
research effort. Funded entirely
by federal Wildlife Restoration
dollars, this project updates and
enhances the research we did
from 2001-2006. Over a two-
year period, we will place radio
collars on 80-90 adult moose
cows and calves. A helicopter
wildlife crew will capture and
collar the animals. We will track
the collared animals for four
years, monitoring them for as
long as the collars keep trans-
mitting. We'll be looking at how
long the individuals live; and
when they die, we'll try to get
there as soon as possible to
determine cause of death. This
research will help us determine
what the mortality rate and
causes are at this time. It seems
to have increased since our last
mortality research project.
We want to know if mortality is
being caused by winter tick or
other factors. These answers
will inform future management
decisions.
What do you hope to gain by
this research?
Rines: We hope to find out
whether the increase in mortali-
ty and reduction in reproductive
success is because of winter
tick, or if we are seeing addi-
tional disease and parasite prob-
lems or other causes of mortali-
ty that we weren't seeing a few
years ago. If this trend is driven
primarily by winter tick, then
every year will be different,
because weather is such a big
player. What we learn will help
our moose management team
anticipate and respond to chang-
ing moose mortality and pro-
ductivity. Things are going to
change year by year, and we'll
have to adjust our approach
accordingly. New Hampshire
moose are in decline in many of
our management regions but
they are not going to be gone
tomorrow. The fact of the matter
is that we don't know what the
future holds, but we’re hopeful
that a combination of research
and management efforts will
allow us to do all we can to
secure the future of New
Hampshire’s invaluable moose
resources
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Hello and welcome once again
to Nature Tracks. This week, it’s
a bit different. The word
“nature” covers a lot of ground.
With Breast Cancer Awareness
Month coming right up, we
thought this was a fitting col-
umn to include in this week’s
Nature Tracks, as it has to do
with both breast cancer aware-
ness and being out in nature to
help the cause!
New Event Fights
Cancer in a Uniquely
New Hampshire Way
Dartmouth’s Mountain serves
as challenge to raise money for
Northern New England’s Only
N C I - D e s i g n a t e d
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The challenge to cure cancer
will reach new heights this
month when the Friends of
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
hosts “Climb to Conquer Breast
Cancer” on Mt. Moosilauke, on
Sept. 28 and 29. The first
Friends climbing event in New
Hampshire, the two-day event
will feature a special look at the
latest breast cancer research, an
overnight stay and dinner at
Ravine Lodge, tips on climbing
from LLBean, and a climb up
the peak that’s long been known
as “Dartmouth’s Mountain.”
“We’re thrilled to make visiting
and hiking Mt. Moosilauke part
of our fundraising,” said Jean
Brown, executive director of the
Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer
Center. “We’re gearing the hike
to all levels of hikers, so no mat-
ter how far you get up the
mountain, you will be part of a
very special group of Cancer
Center supporters.”
t. Moosilauke is the western
sentinel of the White Mountains
in New Hampshire. Moosilauke
affords spectacular views across
the Valley into Vermont, as well
as north and east into the
Presidential Range and the rest
of the White Mountains. It tow-
ers 4,802’ feet over the small
towns of west-central New
Hampshire. Moosilauke is con-
sidered the ‘home mountain’ of
Dartmouth, with explorations
dating back over 100 years by
the earliest DOC members. It
once was home to Dartmouth’s
ski area and has hosted genera-
tions of students on Freshman
Trips. A hike to Mt.
Moosilauke’s bare summit is a
pleasure in any season and taken
on by hundreds of Dartmouth
students and alumni every year.
Climb to Conquer Breast
Cancer participants are asked to
reach a minimum fundraising
amount of $200 which benefits
the Norris Cotton Cancer
Center. Additionally, there is a
registration fee of $55 that cov-
ers the cost of spending the
night and meals at Ravine
Lodge, and is non-refundable.
Complete information, includ-
ing registration, for the Climb to
Conquer and other Reach for the
Peaks events is on the Web at:
http://dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.o
rg/climb-to-conquer-breast-can-
cer-about-mt.-moosilauke-and-
doc
“There’s something so apt about
making a mountain, especially
‘Dartmouth’s Mountain,’ the
centerpiece of a new fundrais-
ing program for Norris Cotton
Cancer Center,” said Brown.
“Mt. Moosilauke is a wonderful
metaphor for the long climbs to
survive and cure breast cancer.
This will be a great day for
breast cancer survivors, for the
Cancer Center, and for anyone
who loves hiking in the beauti-
ful White Mountains.”
Moosilauke Backgrounder
Mt. Moosilauke is the western
sentinel of New Hampshire’s
White Mountains. The view
from the peak affords spectacu-
lar views across the Upper
Valley far into Vermont as well
as north and east all the way to
Franconia Ridge and even the
Presidential Range. At 4,802
feet, Moosilauke towers like a
benevolent guardian over the
small towns of west-central
New Hampshire. The mountain
is rich in history – some of the
first ski races in North America
took place on its slopes – and it
has long been associated with
Dartmouth College and
Dartmouth’s Outing Club, the
oldest collegiate outing club in
the United States. Generations
of Dartmouth students have
hiked the mountain on annual
Freshman Trips. A hike to Mt.
Moosilauke’s bare summit is a
pleasure in any season and is
taken on by hundreds of
Dartmouth students, alumni,
and New England hikers every
year.
About Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
combines advanced cancer
research at Geisel School of
Medicine at Dartmouth with
patient-centered cancer care
provided at Dartmouth-
Hitchcock, at NCCC regional
locations in Manchester, Keene,
and Nashua, N.H., and St.
Johnsbury, Vt., and at 12 partner
hospitals throughout New
Hampshire and Vermont. It is
recognized and designated by
the National Cancer Institute for
its breadth and depth of
research, education and out-
reach as one of just 41
Comprehensive Cancer Centers
in the U.S. Learn more about
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris
Cotton Cancer Center research,
programs, and clinical trials
online at cancer.dartmouth.edu.
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Rt. 10 • No. Haverhill, NH • 603-787-6511
(Located Near The No. Haverhill Fairgrounds)
Friends of Laura & Mo
Mulkigian are seeking dona-
tions and gifts to be part of a
silent auction and raffle during a
local event in support of Laura
as she continues cancer treat-
ment. Early in June Laura was
diagnosed with a rare, aggres-
sive form of melanoma. This
diagnosis has caused Laura to
relinquish her summer employ-
ment, and rendered her unable
to return to teaching at the start
of the upcoming school year.
Due to the severity of her illness
Laura will be traveling to Sloan
Kettering Cancer Inst. in New
York, and the Mayo Clinic in
Minnesota following recovery
from surgery.
Laura and Mo are long-time
North Country residents. Laura
currently teaches first grade at
Lisbon Regional School where
she has been an elementary
school teacher for over ten
years. Some may remember her
as Mrs. Bromley, and others
Mrs. Mulkigian. During the
summer and fall months you
may have seen Laura waitress-
ing at Polly's Pancake Parlor in
Sugar Hill, or at Gordi's in
Lincoln. On winter weekends
she may have served you lunch
at Cannon Mountain. Laura
and Mo (Ninety Nine
Restaurant) have been part of
the hospitality business in the
Littleton area for decades. It is
in response to their generous
spirits and willingness to serve
others that we are seeking to
return the favor.
Please consider donating a gift
certificate or gift item. All cer-
tificates and items received will
be part of a silent auction and
raffle Saturday, September 21st
at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse.
This is a family event in
Celebration and Support of
Laura Mulkigian. There will be
live music, fantastic food, fun
for the kids, wonderful conver-
sation, and fabulous gifts for
auction and raffle*. Donor name
will be indicated on each auc-
tion and raffle item.
If you have any questions,
please contact Cathi Burton at
cathiwill51@gmail.corn or
Lynn Driscoll at summersea-
glass@gmail.com
Gift certificates can be mailed
to: Kathie Cote, 672 Rte 117,
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Thank you for your considera-
tion and generosity.
Cathi & Lex Burton, Kathie
Cote, Lynn Driscoll, Bill
Sullivan, Tracy Pillion, Beth
Johnson and Beth Hubbard
* If you prefer to make a finan-
cial donation, a check may be
made payable to Run for Laura
and mailed to Cathi Burton, 180
Ore Hill Rd., Sugar Hill, NH
03586.
The Bath Library Book Club
will be discussing “The
Elegance of the Hedgehog” by
Muriel Barbery on Thursday,
October 10th at 6 pm at the Bath
Public Library.
Explore life, art, literature, phi-
losophy, culture, class, privi-
lege, and power as seen through
the eyes of a 54-year old French
concierge and a precocious but
troubled 12-year old girl.
Books may be picked up at the
Bath Library; hours are
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to
6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am
to noon.
Anyone with an interest in read-
ing and conversing about books
is welcome to attend.
For information please contact
the library at 603 747-3372 or
email bathlibrary@together.net.
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Warren Masonic Hall - breakfast
from 7-9 on the first Sunday of
each month. Hope to see you
there.
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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.
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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.
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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
On-Going Events
information, call (802) 439-3459.
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Every Saturday Afternoon Wine
Tasting at Abbey Wine Cellars, 78
Main St, Lincoln. Saturday’s 2-
5pm.
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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.
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Piermont Parents meeting the
Challenge NAMI (National
Alliance on Mental Illness) support
group meets the 1st and 3rd
Wednesdays of each month, 7-
9pm at the Horse Meadow Senior
Center, North Haverhill, NH.
Please Call Rebecca Ladd at 603-
989-5476 or email at
rrladd@myexcel.com with any
questions.
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For all upcoming events at D
Acres - (D Acres is located at 218
Streeter Woods Road in
Dorchester, NH.) Visit
www.dacres.org.
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If you have any talent at all, come
join us on Thursday Evenings,
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!
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Franconia Heritage Museum
Events & Exhibits - Fridays &
Saturdays, 1-4pm (and by special
request) at 553 Main Street (Route
18), Franconia (603) 823-5000.
www.franconiaheritage.org. 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-
buildings.
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Lisbon Area Historical Society,
Fridays, 1-3pm . Pickwick-Clough
Room - Lisbon Public Library, 45
School Street, Lisbon, (603) 838-
6146 or (603) 838-2228.
www.aannh.org/heritage/grafton/
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.
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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:
www.nhnature.org
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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-
doors.org.
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For on-going events at WREN
(Women's Rural Entrepreneurial
Network) of Bethlehem, please
visit www.wrencommunity.org or
call them at: 603-869-9736.
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For ongoing schedule at Silver
Center for the Arts, Plymouth,
NH, call 603-536-ARTS or visit
them on the web at:
www..plymouth.edu/silver
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Friends of the Library are estab-
lishing a Conversational French
group at the Joseph Patch Library
in Warren. We meet on Monday
mornings, 9-10. Join us! All skill
levels are welcome. For questions
or sign up: call Luane Clark, coor-
dinator, at 764-5839, or the Joseph
Patch Library at 764-9072.
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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-
tion.
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For on-going programs, concerts
and events at COURT STREET
ARTS, Haverhill, please visit
www.alumnihall.org or call 603-
989-5500. Classes, art shows,
Shakespeare in the Valley, Music,
wide variety of programming. Join
us!
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Sugar Hill Historical Museum:
Open Fridays & Saturdays, 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy the new
exhibit in honor of Sugar Hill’s
50th birthday: 50 Years Young:
Five Decades of the Youngest Old
Town in New Hampshire.
Genealogy Library, Historical
Photograph Archives, Gift Shop.
Main Street, Sugar Hill, NH.
Admission free. Memberships and
donations gratefully accepted.
Special tours may be arranged. For
information, call Director Kitty
Bigelow at 603-823-5275.
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The Baker's River Grange meets
the 2nd and 4th Friday every
month, 7:30 p.m., Grange Hall,
Rte.25, Rumney. Visitors wel-
comed!
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Gentle Yoga - Saturdays 8:30-
9:30; Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
at Starr King Fellowship,
Plymouth,NH. Contact Darlene
Nadeau 536-1179.
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The Upper Pemigewasset
Historical Society at 26 Church
Street Lincoln NH is open for the
season. Hours are WEDNES-
DAYS 2-4pm and SATURDAYS
5-7pm, also by appointment. Call
745-8159 for more information.
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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-
tion.
Rummage Sale - September 12 &
September Events
13 from 10-4 and September
14th, Bag Day, from 9-12 at Our
Lady of Perpetual Help Church in
Bradford, VT.
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Free Clothing Event - Saturday,
September 14th, 10-2; Tues.,
Sept. 17th 6-8; Thurs., Sept. 19th
10-2; Sat., September 21st 10-2 at
the Warren Town Hall, Warren,
NH. Come get what you need for
winter! For drop off info, call
Donna at 764-9469.
Also - October 12 & 13th - is the
Make an Offer Yard Sale at the
Town Hall. More info to come!
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Campton Baptist Church
Spaghetti Supper, Sat. Sept. 14th
5-7 p.m. SPAGHETTI with
Meatballs, tossed salad, garlic
bread, desserts and beverages.
Adults $7; Children $3; Ages 5 &
under, free. All Welcome. Main
Street, Campton, N.H. 726-4662.
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White Mountain Central Railroad
Days - Saturday, September 14,
at 9:00am. Visit us at 110 Daniel
Webster Highway, Lincoln, New
Hampshire. Revel in the rich histo-
ry of railroading for a weekend of
special excursions on the White
Mountain Central Railroad. Rail
fans can ride steam locomotives
and see rare and unique equipment
on display. Baldwin, Climax and
Porter steam locomotives and a
GE 65-ton diesel engine will be in
operation on this spectacular
weekend.
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Rummage Sale - Holderness
Community Church, 923 US Route
3 in Holderness. Thursday, Sept.
19th 9-6; Friday, Sept. 20th 9-2;
Sat., Sept. 21st 9-2; and Sat., Sept.
28th from 9-2. Saturday’s fill a bag
for $2. Questions? Call Peg at 603-
968-7643.
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Unit 83 AL Aux. BBQ Chicken
Dinner - Post 83, Main St Lincoln
from 5Pm-7Pm. $10.00 per per-
son. Sat: Sept 21st. Come join
your friends and make new ones.
Public Welcome Scholarship Fund.
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Littleton Rotary Club’s annual
Lobster Festival dinner returns to
the Bretton Woods Base
Lodge/Slope Side on Saturday,
September 21st from 4:30 to 8:00
P.M. This is the 41st year for the
popular fundraiser that benefits
many local charitable organiza-
tions. Tickets are $35 per person
and may be purchased on the
Club’s website: www.littletonnhro-
tary.org or from any Littleton
Rotarian. For more information
call (603) 444-0700.
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North Country Home Health &
Hospice events - September 17th;
Blood Pressure/Sugar clinic at the
Opera Block in Woodsville from
10:30-11. September 18th Foot
Clinic at Horse Meadow Senior
Center in North Haverhill from 9-
11 and from 12:30 - 2:30 on the
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We woke up to thunder boomers
as only the mountains can throw
them, echoing from peak to
peak and reverberating down
into the valleys.
Atticus has never been bothered
by them and Will can't hear
them so that's not a problem
either. Actually, I wasn't awak-
ened by the storm, but by
Atticus giving me the "Will
Warning". When Will gets out
from under his covers and off of
his bed, Atticus wakes me up to
let me know I'd better get my
old friend outside so he can go
to the bathroom. (And before
you go thinking that this is kind-
ness on Atticus's part, it could
be many things, including
enlightened self-interest - for he
cannot understand why an ani-
mal would go to bathroom
inside a house, especially his
house.)
Duty done (by Will); breakfast
eaten (by all three of us), the
windows are all open for the
first time in days. The rain, with
its ferocity and promise to last
much of the day, is ushering out
the humidity we've had sitting
on top of us, and letting the last
of the summer tourists know it's
time to leave early.
While Route 16 and I-93 are
choked by traffic today, we'll
accept the refreshing feel to the
air and the restful quiet in tiny
Jackson. We'll also get ready to
hike either tomorrow or
Wednesday, the smaller peak we
climb will depend on the weath-
er forecast and how Atticus feels
at the moment. Nevertheless,
we'll get to the top of something
and that will make us both
happy.
These next two months really
are the best two months of hik-
ing of the year and I look for-
ward to walking through lush
green corridors that in a few
weeks’ time will have an explo-
sion of color. I'm giddy with the
thought of the summit views
down into the valleys with vary-
ing shades of red, yellow, and
orange. But this morning I'm
thinking more about one higher
peak, more brown than lush, and
much higher than the peaks here
in New England. It's called
King's Peak and it is the highest
point in Utah, topping off at
more than 13,000 feet in eleva-
tion.
Now I’ve haven’t been to Utah
since the summer of 1969 when
my father piled the seven
youngest of his nine children
(Joanne and John were already
out in the world) into a new sta-
tion wagon and he pulled a tent
trailer across the country and
back again for a month. It was
his way of getting us away from
a house filled with memories
and draped in sadness. The pre-
vious December, six days before
Christmas, my mother died in a
Boston hospital. To this day I
think of it as perhaps one of the
most courageous things a parent
can do, to try to lift us all out of
grief by shepherding seven chil-
dren to places like Mammoth
Cave (KY); Hot Springs (AR);
Shamrock (TX); the Grand
Canyon (AZ); Disneyland, LA,
Yosemite, SF, the Redwood
Forest, and the Big Sur (CA);
Boulder Dam and Las Vegas
(NV); Salt Lake City (UT);
Yellowstone (WY); Mount
Rushmore and the Black Hills
(SD); and pretty much every
stop in between before driving
us back home. Of course now I
realize he also did it for himself.
Nevertheless, what a gift it was
for all of us. I was only eight at
the time, the youngest in my
family, and I vividly recall
many of the sights, tastes, and
sounds of that epic journey.
But that time in Utah was long
before we climbed mountains of
any height. Although we were
active, we were mostly wind-
shield tourists. Someday, I tell
myself, I’ll return to those
places on my own road trip all
these years later, but for now I
am happy in these green peaks
that have become our home.
So why is King’s Peak on my
mind?
It’s because the photograph
above was sent to me the other
day in a text. It read, “On top of
King’s Peak, reception bad…
but beautiful. How is Atticus?
I’ve been thinking of him the
whole time.” It was quickly fol-
lowed by another: “Just found
out from Meg that Atticus is
doing great and I couldn’t be
happier! Will touch base in a
few days! :)”
It’s not the first time I received a
message from out west in the
past ten days. The other came in
the form of a telephone call
wanting to know all about
Atticus and how he was doing.
It was on the Saturday of the
previous week, the day after
Atticus’s second chemo treat-
ment.
Both the call and the text came
from Rachael Kleidon, Atticus’s
veterinarian at North Country
Animal Hospital. Later in the
day of his chemo treatment,
Rachael and her husband Bryant
flew out to Colorado and were
driving north to Utah to back-
pack through some high peaks
on a long-planned two week
vacation. She called before she
lost a signal with her iPhone
upon entering the wilderness.
Friends, albeit fewer and fewer
of them, reach out to me and/or
to Atticus to say, “I’m so sorry
for what you are going
through.” They mean the can-
cer and the chemotherapy and
the loss of his toe. Or they say,
“Poor guy.” Or, “I’m sorry you
have to go through this.” I
change the mood immediately
but lifting it upward, even
though I know they won’t
understand.
I’ve said it many times over the
past two months: cancer, as
strange as it may seem, has been
a gift to us. Its arrival forced us
to focus on what’s most impor-
tant and drop the silly things
(and some people) who seem to
rob us of what’s most important
in life.
My knees buckled and my heart
ached when I first heard the
dreaded word that begins with a
“C”. Fears ran through my
veins like blood, only it was
colder, and the ground beneath
our feet shook. Within hours
though, the mourning and the
fear was put away. Our path
was clear. So not only did we
throw out the self-pity and the
“why me?” we also threw out a
few people who use that as their
mantra.
Cancer has turned into another
hike for us. Each important
occurrence – the first evalua-
tion, the amputation, the biopsy
results, the decision to go with
chemotherapy, each three week
cycle, and every weekly blood
test, has turned into its own
climb to a summit on a greater
quest. It’s a challenge and like
all challenges it washes us
clean, makes us stronger, and
brings us closer.
I don’t think the television has
been on over the past couple of
months. Instead there’s music
and good books and fresh fruits
and vegetables and fires outside
at night. There’s sunsets and
moonrises and laying on our
backs watching owls, bats,
bugs, and the heavenly stars
above. There’s no time for
things that shouldn’t and don’t
matter. There’s also some new
people in my life.
As I looked around our humble
little home back when this first
began, I saw what was essential,
some items we just loved, and
others that were nothing but
clutter. As harsh as it may seem,
the clarity of cancer gave me the
same view of the people in my
life. When faced with what’s
most important, it made it easier
to move on from those who
were no longer important in our
life and by sweeping our lives
clean and tidying up a bit, it
made room for those who are.
This is not something I may
have done, at least not so quick-
ly, without the gift of cancer. It
serves as a wakeup call.
One of those people we made
Story continues on page B3
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Dear Constituents,
As most of you know, District 2
includes 27 communities in the
counties of Belknap, Grafton,
and Merrimack. While there
are a lot of issues we have in
common with the rest of New
Hampshire, I believe District 2
has some unique aspects that
require our state officials to
experience firsthand—which is
why this summer I hosted three
tours—the first with the new
Commissioner of the
Department of Resources &
Economic Development, the
second with the Director of the
Division of Parks & Recreation,
and the third, with the
Commissioner of the
Department of Agriculture,
Markets & Food.
The third tour with Ag
Commissioner Lorraine Merrill
re-confirmed to me that agricul-
ture is truly a cornerstone of
New Hampshire’s scenic land-
scape and rich community her-
itage. District 2 has some of the
best products in the state,
whether it’s dairy, meat, wine,
produce, or landscapes. (There
are currently over 4,000 farms
in New Hampshire, with nearly
2,000 in District 2.)
As background, the mission of
the NH Department of
Agriculture is to promote agri-
culture and serve farmers and
consumers in the marketplace.
The Department assures safe
and healthy food supplies, pro-
vides accurate information on
prices and availability of farm
commodities and crops and
develops markets for the state’s
farmers. That’s a lot of respon-
sibility for 33 employees!
The Department’s budget for
FY14/15 is approximately $10.9
million, of which approximately
$5.3 million is general funds. In
researching the economic
impact of agriculture in New
Hampshire, the most recent
information available (FY2005)
showed:
• $934.7 million in direct
spending by agriculture, horti-
culture, and agriculture-related
tourism - 1.8 percent of Gross
State Product.
• This spending resulted
in 10,866 full-time equivalent
jobs.
• This direct spending
also resulted in household
incomes of $222.0 million.
• Finally, this spending
produced $56.8 million in state
and local government revenues,
including $22.7 million in local
property taxes, $15.3 million in
rooms and meals taxes and
$18.8 million in other state gov-
ernment revenues. The full
report is available at:
http://agriculture.nh.gov/publi-
cations/documents/THEIM-
PACTOFAGRICULTURE.pdf
Our tour included a visit to
Hatchland Farm in Haverhill
where we sampled what had to
be the best ever coffee milk. We
traveled to Robie Farm in
Piermont to learn about cheese-
making and sampled locally-
made cheese. At our stop at D
Acres in Dorchester, we learned
about permaculture and enjoyed
a wonderfully fresh, organic
lunch. Our next stop at Hermit
Woods Winery in Sanbornton
included a lesson in the wine-
making process, followed by a
stop at the Suroweic Farm (also
in Sanbornton) to sample
berries and vine-ripened toma-
toes. We ended the tour at
Moulton Farm in Meredith
where the corn was freshly
picked.
During our tour, we had the
opportunity to learn about the
challenges that farmers face in
trying to work the land and be
successful—and it’s not just bad
weather! Farming in New
Hampshire has significantly
evolved as it adapts to increas-
ing urbanization and globaliza-
tion. The pressures of
encroaching development and
increased regulations present
many challenges to farm busi-
nesses. Throughout the day, we
discussed many of those issues
including the recent proposed
regulations for the Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA) and
the H-2A Temporary
Agricultural Program.
Commissioner Merrill recently
spearheaded a public forum for
farmers, consumers, food dis-
tributors and marketers to com-
municate with top FDA food
safety officials on the proposed
rules for FSMA. While the FDA
views the proposed regulations
as a way to increase food safety
and help the agricultural econo-
my, farmers feel that regulations
will jeopardize the economic
viability of their farms. They
are concerned about the cost of
complying with hundreds of new
rules on a variety of issues
including wildlife, the use of
manure, and weekly water test-
ing.
Another serious concern in the
agricultural industry is the lack
of a stable workforce. The H-2A
Temporary Agricultural
Program attempts to address
that challenge by allowing agri-
cultural employers who antici-
pate a shortage of domestic
workers to bring nonimmigrant
foreign workers to the U.S. to
perform agricultural labor.
This federal program, while
well-intentioned, creates more
frustration than help. Reforms
to this program are included in
a U.S. Senate bill that will
ensure a stable workforce and
promote a fair system for
American farm workers and
American producers.
Even though our agri-tour was
pretty comprehensive, it was but
a fraction of what District 2 has
to offer. From farmers’ markets
and wineries, to dairy, meat,
fruit, and vegetable farms and
everything in between, we were
fortunate to get a real taste
(both figuratively and literally)
of what these small businesses
can provide.
I learned many things on this
tour—that our Commissioner is
extremely knowledgeable and
highly respected in the agricul-
tural community; that it is criti-
cally important we support
these businesses that are so vital
to our economic success; and
where to get the best ice-cold
coffee milk!
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
jeanie@jeanieforrester.com). If
you would like to subscribe to
my e-newsletter, visit
www.jeanieforrester.com and
sign up.
Your Senator from District 2
Jeanie Forrester
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Yup! Another two weeks
already. Strange thing is, since
the last time, we have moved in
to another month and essential-
ly moved in to another season!
My, what two weeks can do.
Fall is my favorite time of the
year. I don't particularly like
seeing summer come to a close,
but fall is always welcome. It's
usually crisp, air cleansing and
the colors in this neck of the
woods are awe inspiring at
times.
As I reflect on this past summer,
there were many highlights.
Although I am not a fan of
humid weather, I once again
made it through a particularly
humid summer without too
much complaining! Although
my wife would probably tend to
have a different story! All right,
I suppose I did complain a bit!
My summer came to and end on
a high note though. I had my
cousin and his wife from North
Carolina stay for a week. My
cousin, a school teacher, now
retired for quite some time, and
his wife Barbara always bring
along with them a breath of
fresh air, a renewal if you will.
They are very positive people,
who simply try to enjoy life to its
fullest.
Although my cousin is about 15
years older than I, he is very in
shape, hikes and shares much of
the same ideas, philosophies
and interests which I do. I have
always looked up to my cousin
for his always positive thoughts
and ideals, and when you add
his wife Barbara to the equa-
tion, it just gets even better.
These are the type of family that
you have not anything to worry
about or stress about. When
they show up. They fit right in,
they clean, they cook and they
simply become part of the family
unit just as if they were always
there.
These are the memories I am
thankful for, and will treasure
for life. Now that Labor Day has
come and gone and fall is upon
us and we are all trying to pre-
pare for the cold winter months
ahead, it's nice to have good
memories to look back on and
be able to share.
I am in hopes that all our read-
ers, advertisers and their fami-
lies were able to share in some
good family time this summer
and that you also were able to
make some good family memo-
ries that can be shared for years
to come.
Some times, each of us should
simply sit back, relax, if even for
a moment and think about the
good things we have all encoun-
tered. After all, life is truly too
short to forget about what's
most important.
So as we all head in to the fall
season, let's enjoy its crisp air,
it's fresh perspective and it's
seemingly automatic rejuvena-
tion, but let us never forget
those times throughout this past
summer, and even summers long
ago in our past that have ener-
gized us, made memories for us
to hold on to and that inspire us
to keep going all year long!
Here’s to a wonderful fall and
winter season for us all.
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The Adventures Of Tom & Atticus
Continued from page B1
Continued from page B1
more room for is Rachael Kleidon. Seriously, who has a vet that
calls on the second and eighth day of her vacation to a place where
she wants to get away from it all with her husband two thousand
miles away in a quiet mountain range and writes, “I’ve been think-
ing of him the entire time”?
On the day Rachael called, it was to get me ready for what we
needed to do if the blood work came back and showed me that the
levels were not where we wanted them to be. As always, we
talked of the worst case scenario (she and I have a “no bullshit”
agreement) so we could plan for it, and hope for the best. She was
preparing me because she knew she would be out of town for the
next two times Atticus’ blood was drawn and she didn’t want me
to hear such things from someone else.
We are extremely blessed.
Looking now at Atticus, who is sitting on a chair at our kitchen
table right next to me as I type, letting me know the rain has
stopped and it’s time to go for a walk, it feels just like it does when
we are on a long hike. We’ve reached the latest summit together,
taken time to rest, take in the views, and now it’s time to move
onto the next. It’s a long hike, after all. There’s time to stop and
pause, but there’s no use in stopping altogether. Over the past
eight years of hiking with Atticus, I’ve learned the key to these
long quests is to be grateful for the view along the way and to keep
moving, onward, by all means.
One of my favorite and most sensual writers is Marianne
Williamson. She writes: “Joy is what happens to us when we
allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” That’s
how I feel these days. Cancer may have knocked on our door and
walked into our home, but it came bearing gifts and I continue to
find them hidden all over the place.
You can always follow and keep tabs on Tom and Atticus by vis-
iting their blog regularly at: tomandatticus.blogspot.com.
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North Haverhill, NH
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Wizard of Pawz
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Dear Friends, Autumn is in the air. The
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Ecclesiastes 3:1-3:4 ”to everything there is a
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time to plant, and a time to pluck up (harvest)
that which is planted;" So, what is a season? For
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happen. Pointing out that God has so arranged
it that things here in the earth and in our lives
operate in seasons. We can depend on this
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must observe the seasons that we are to go
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thing) as we pass through each. You may be in
a season right now of some sort. As with every
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good one, rejoice! God bless u all.
~Submitted by Jeannine Bartlett
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Additions, Decks,
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Gagnon Builder
Gary Gagnon
603-838-6285
257 Pettyboro Rd. • Bath, NH
Building - Const. - Drywall
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Pete’s Tire & Auto
Major & Minor Auto Repairs
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Pete
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Owner
Briar Hill Road • North Haverhill, NH
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Kevin Patten - 603-764-9084
1243 Mt. Moosilauke Hwy.
Wentworth, NH
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Auto Detailing
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458 Buffalo Rd. • Wentworth, NH
603-764-9992
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Mark A. Vasselian
603•707•2615
PO Box 872 • Ashland, NH • 03217
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Chamber Of Commerce
Cleaning Service
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Cabinet Makers
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Lower Cohase Regional
Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 209, Bradford, VT 05033
Mark J. Nielsen - Exec. Director
1.802.757.2549
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Maps, Information on
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PO Box 1017 - Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-6621
www.lincolnwoodstock.com
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P.O. Box 447, Rumney, NH 03266
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If you are planning a visit or are interested in
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Tues-Fri 10-5 • Sat 10-3
Tel: (603) 536-2625
Fax: (603) 536-1342
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Plymouth, NH 03264
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603-747-3370
509 Goose Lane - Bath, NH 03740
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Electricians
Electricians
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Roland Clifford
Lic. NH 8085 • VT EM-3119
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• Underground Service Installations
• Upgrade Service Installations
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N. Haverhill, NH • 603-787-2360
Dental
Crushed Ledge Products
97 Monroe Rd.
(Rte 135 on the
Woodsville &
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Wed., Thur., Fri. 8-5 • Sat. from 8-2
Appointments can be scheduled by
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603-747-2037
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107 Rock Quarry Drive
Bradford, VT 05033
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50 Smith Street
Woodsville, NH 03785
(603) 747-2201
paigecs@gmail.com
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Mon-Fri 10-6
Sat by appt.
Closed
Sunday
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PO Box 204 • 54 Clifford Drive
North Haverhill, NH
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Warren, NH • 603-764-7696
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Hair Salon & Services
Hair Salon & Services
Donna Clark’s
Shear Animal Styling Salon
& Serenity Day Spa
“A People Salon!”
187 Central St. • Woodsville, NH
603-747-2818
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Joan’s Hair Design
Rte. 10
Haverhill, NH
989-9899
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Dairy Producers
603-272-9026
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Year Round Hrs: Winter: Jan 1 - May 31 Sat & Sun 10-5
Summer: June 1 - Dec 31 Thurs - Sun 10-5
(other hours by appointment or by chance)
430 Route 10, Piermont, NH 03779
Greenhouse - Plants
Piermont
Plant Pantry Greenhouses
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Rte. 25 Abby Metcalf
Piermont, NH (603) 272-4372
Email: plants7@yahoo.com
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(For Customers Only)
W.E. Jock Oil Co., Inc.
802-757-2163
Wells River, VT 05081
Forestry / Logging Equipment Garden Design & Services
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Gas, Wood, Oil & Pellet Stoves
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1536 NH Route 25 • Rumney, NH
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Plumbing / Heating / Duct Work
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Modular Homes
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Emile Lavoie
603-764-5805
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594 Tenney Mtn. Hwy. • Plymouth, NH
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Small Animals • Supplies
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(802) 274-6269
PO Box 87
East Ryegate, VT 05042
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Real Estate
Lynne Tardiff
LMC
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NH & VT
79 Union St.
Littleton, NH 03561
603-259-3130
www.TardiffRealty.com
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Specializing in
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PO Box 128 • South Ryegate, VT 05069
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1. Who released "FM (No Static
At All)," and when?
2. Name the group that wrote
and released "Time Is Tight."
3. Who wrote and released
"Tracks of My Tears"?
4. Which 1979 Phil Collins song
was used in the 2009 film "The
Hangover"?
5. Name the song that contains
this lyric: "There was shouting
in the street and the sound of
running feet, and I asked some-
one who said 'bout a hundred
cops are dead."
Answers
1. Steely Dan, in 1978. It was
featured in the film "FM" about
the takeover of a radio station
by disgruntled DJs.
2. Booker T. & the MGs, in
1969. The song was on the
soundtrack for the film "Up
Tight!"
3. Smokey Robinson and the
Miracles in 1965. But it wasn't
until Johnny Rivers cut his own
version in 1967 that the song hit
the Top 10.
4. "In The Air Tonight." The
song runs for more than five
minutes, even in the film.
5. "The Night Chicago Died" by
Paper Lace (1974). The song
tells of a shootout between
gangster Al Capone and the
Chicago police. A family is
waiting to see if their loved one,
a police officer, is among the
dead.
(c) 2013 King Features Synd.,
Inc.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that
human overpopulation isn’t
such a big issue any more as
numbers are expected to start
declining in a few decades?
-- Melinda Mason, Boone, IA
Ever since Thomas Malthus
published “An Essay on the
Principle of Population” in
1798, positing incorrectly that
humans’ proclivity for procre-
ation would exhaust the global
food supply within a matter of
decades, population growth has
been a hot button issue among
those contemplating
humankind’s future. Indeed our
very success going forth and
multiplying, paired with our
ability to extend our life
expectancy, has meant that we
are perpetually pushing the lim-
its of the resource base that sup-
ports us.
When Malthus was worrying
about the planet’s “carrying
capacity,” there were only about
a billion of us on the planet.
Today our population tops seven
billion. While better health care
and medicine along with
advances in food production
and access to freshwater and
sanitation have allowed us to
feed ourselves and stave off
many health ills, some so-called
Neo-Malthusians believe we
may still be heading for some
kind of population crash, per-
haps triggered or exacerbated
by environmental factors related
to climate change.
But others are less concerned
given projections that world
population will likely start to
decline once the world’s less
developed nations urbanize and
start lowering their birth rates,
as has already happened in
Europe, the U.S., Australia and
parts of Asia. For example,
Europe’s “fertility rate”
between 2005 and 2010 was just
1.53 live births per woman (the
standard replacement rate to
maintain a stable population is
2.1). Without immigration,
Europe’s population would
already be shrinking.
Of course, the immigration that
continues to fuel population
numbers in developed countries
is coming from somewhere.
Indeed, population numbers are
still growing in many of the
world’s developing countries,
including the world’s most pop-
ulous nation, China, and its
close rival, India. Also fertility
rates in Africa continue to be
among the highest in the world,
as many countries there are
growing fast, too. Poverty and
health problems due to poor
sanitation, lack of access to food
and water, the low social status
of women and other ills contin-
ue to cripple these regions.
Overpopulation could plague us
indefinitely if fertility rates
don’t drop in these areas, espe-
cially as they ramp up their
Western-style development.
Globally, the United Nations
estimates that the number of
humans populating the planet in
2100 will range from as few as
6.2 billion—almost a billion
less than today—to as many as
15.8 billion on the high end.
Meanwhile, other researchers
confirm the likelihood of world
population levels flattening out
and starting to decline by 2100
according to the lower UN esti-
mate. To wit, the Austria-based
International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis
(IIASA) recently unveiled
research showing that if the
world stabilizes at a fertility rate
comparable to that of many
European nations today (rough-
ly 1.5), the global human popu-
lation will be only half of what
it is today by the year 2200, and
only one-seventh by 2300.
It is difficult to say which way
the global population pendulum
will swing in centuries to come,
given ever-changing cultural,
economic and political attitudes
and the development demo-
graphics they affect. As such the
jury is still out as to whether
human overpopulation will
become a footnote in history or
the dominant ill that stands in
the way of all other efforts to
achieve sustainability and a
kinder, gentler world.
CONTACTS: Thomas Malthus,
www.esp.org/books/malthus/po
pulation/malthus.pdf; United
Nations, www.un.org/esa/popu-
lation/; IIASA,
http://webarchive.iiasa.ac.at/Ad
min/PUB/Documents/IR-08-
022.pdf.
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On Saturday August 24th, the
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Newfound Lake in Bridgewater.
The event was a huge success
with a sellout crowd of over 200
people in attendance, reflecting
the growing opposition to wind
farms near Newfound Lake. The
speaker was attorney Curt
Whittaker, the leader of the
alternative energy practice at the
law firm of Rath, Young &
Pignatelli. The event raised
over $25,000 from ticket sales,
donations and proceeds from
the silent auction. This brings
the total amount raised by the
Wild Meadows Legal Fund to
$100,000 since its inception late
last year.
Commenting on the success of
the event, Tim McGrath, the
chairman of the Wild Meadows
Legal Fund Steering
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ridges above Newfound Lake.
The Fund is working to coordi-
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Watch, the AMC, NRLA and
New Hampshire Audubon
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wind turbine projects around
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A Capacity Crowd Turned Out to Support the
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TCome to a real country church
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Saturday, September 28 from
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family fun, this festival is the
place to come. The day will
include music by the local band
"Muddy Roads", a bake sale,
cookie walk, fudge & candy
table, white elephant sale, plant
sale, and craft vendors selling
their wares. For lunch there will
be lots of great food from the
kitchens of Newbury's great
cooks. Children will find bal-
loons, a Bouncy-House, and
more.
The Quilting Club will display a
queen-size "Stained Glass
Window" quilt with raffle tick-
ets for sale. This quilt is just
beautiful and was made by our
own Else Haradon.
One of Vermont's favorite cook-
books which was compiled by
the Women's Fellowship will be
on sale. Full of delicious
recipes, local pictures, an intro-
duction by local author Frances
Parkinson Keyes, and bits of
local history from Newbury's
colorful past, this cookbook has
plenty of nostalgia for the "good
old days". Since 1952, there
have been 18 editions and more,
than 2,000 copies sold.
At 9:00 am the silent auction
will start, closing at 2:00 pm so
that all items will be ready for
pick-up between 2:30 and 3:00
pm in the vestry. This year's
auction will feature antique
Newbury postcards, designer
floral arrangements, a Fenton.
cranberry vase, designer sun-
glasses, a Longaberga oak spilt
basket recliner chair, ratchet tie-
downs, John Deere items, art
design books, a Weight-
Watchers cookbook, local farm
products, Bedell Bridge memo-
rabilia, matted sketch by a local
artist, 18 holes of golf at
Blackmount Country Club for
two players with cart, home-
made pies/and much more.
Local businesses have been
very supportive with donations
of many gift certificates. You
may bid on these items as often
as you wish. All proceeds will
benefit projects of the First
Congregational Church of
Newbury.
The First Congregational
Church is the second oldest
church in Vermont. The original
church was built in the fall of
1764; the present sanctuary was
built in 1856. The vestry, where
the silent auction will be held, is
located next to the sanctuary. A
third building, the parsonage, is
located directly across from the
church and is a 2-story, wood-
framed dwelling-an 8-room
house with attached garage.
Presently it houses the Mustard
Seed Thrift Ship which accepts
donated clothing and other
items to sell inexpensively to
raise money for the church and
for charitable causes. The
Mustard Seed provides free
clothing to families in need.
We will celebrate the 250th
anniversary of the church in
2014.
We voted to share a minister
with the Wells River
Congregational Church and
hope to have a new pastor soon.
Our current interim pastor, Rev.
David Pruitt from Haverhill,
NH, has been with us for over
three years, and we will miss
him.
The festival was started by Rev.
John Haggarty in 1980.
Newbury, VT is a beautiful New
England village located on U.S.
Route 5.
All are welcome to join us at the
First Congregational Church in
Newbury Village on September
28, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:00
pm.
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St. Marks Episcopal Church Fundraising
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St. Mark’s will be kicking off their fall fundraiser to support their
mission and ministry of the church.
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prizes, including a $200 CASH PRIZE, $200 credit to Stafford
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net make sure that you are on a
secure site. Secure web pages
show https:// at the start of the
web address instead of http://
you should see a locked icon on
the bottom of your web browser
indicating that you are on a
secure web site.
Tip #7: The antispyware and
antivirus programs are only as
good as your internet habits,
they cannot totally protect your
computer, only you can. The
first line of defense to prevent
your computer from getting
infected is your browsing habits
on the internet, don’t click on
any pop ups, and avoid any
shady web sites, if you use peer
to peer music sharing programs
such as Limewire you are invit-
ing the bad guys into your com-
puter.
Tip #8: Protecting kids on the
internet has become an issue, I
have talked about programs that
monitor your children’s activity
and block certain sites. There is
another free way you can pro-
tect there browsing habits and
that is by changing your com-
puters DNS settings. I recom-
mend www.opendns.com there
you setup a free account where
you can block certain sites.
They have detailed instructions
on how to configure the DNS
settings in your computer, I rec-
ommend making the changes in
your router where only you can
control access to the DNS set-
tings.
If you have any questions email
me at paigecs@gmail.com or
call 603 747-2201. When you
are on the internet please check
out web site www.paigecomput-
erservices.com. So until next
time Happy Computing!
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Keeping Each Other Well
by Elizabeth Terp
Coösauke...
Adventures
in
Homesteading
by
Beth
Weick
Warren Community
Dinner At The
Ravine Lodge______
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As part of its 250th Anniversary
celebration the Town of Warren
will be holding a Town Dinner
on Friday, October 25, 2013 at
the Ravine Lodge.
A unique log structure owned
and operated by the Dartmouth
Outing Club, the Ravine Lodge
was built using huge logs which
were harvested from the side of
Mt. Mooselaukee off NH Route
118 on the eastern side of the
mountain. The labor that went
into the construction of the
Lodge in 1938 was mainly pro-
vided by Warren woodsmen,
ancestors of several folks who
reside in Warren today.
Among those who took pride in
working to create this building
were Maurice Whitcher, Ross
McKenny, Charlie Andrews,
Nat Libby, Henry Asselin,
Wallace Stevens and Zeke
Moody.
Today the Lodge hosts the in-
coming Dartmouth Freshmen
for their orientation activities in
addition to serving hikers on a
regular basis. Lodging as well
as two meals a day are available
May through October.
After dinner on October 25th,
attendees will view the video,
“An Unlikely Cathedral” which
documents the conception and
the building of the Ravine
Lodge. This documentary will
be introduced by Lyle
Moody, whose father Zeke
Moody was the foreman for the
construction project.
Tickets at $20 per person are
available at the Warren Town
Office and must be purchased in
advance as seating is limited.
For questions or to purchase
tickets call Nancy Chandler at
(603) 989-9814.
Searching for Words
It was a cool morning, the sun
slow to crest over the hill. A
quick harvest of zucchini, sum-
mer squash, cucumbers, and
beans left my hands chilled
from the cold dew. Sitting with
our dog Mica on the rocks out-
side our door, I began thinking
through the various tasks I
wanted to complete that morn-
ing. Most pressing on my gar-
den list was harvesting potatoes.
Most pressing of my “other” to-
dos was writing this column.
I often joke with friends and
neighbors that at some point I’ll
run out of things to say. What
will I write about? Every few
months I seem to run into a hic-
cup of sorts: what could I possi-
bly turn into an article this
week? Certainly there’s no
shortage of activity here at the
homestead. Projects abound,
and the seasons reliably keep
things changing week to week.
Still, not every passing detail
can become pleasant reading.
So this morning I jotted down
ideas, recent observations, and
the latest homestead tasks.
Trying to weave the story I
knew must be there, the paper
before me remained more blank
than full. My best strategy in
these moments, though, has
always been: to work. Work,
and the words will come. So I
got out my buckets and garden
fork and set about harvesting
our red-skinned Pontiac pota-
toes.
For some weeks now I’d been
pulling handfuls of potatoes out
of the ground for dinner, just
from the edges of the rows,
where they were easy to access
without exposing other tubers.
Those had been decent in size,
but nothing to brag about. I was
ready to accept a mediocre har-
vest.
It was much to my surprise,
therefore, when this morning I
began pulling out jumbo ‘taters,
so large I could easily balance
no more than two or three in my
hand at a time. The crop was
looking to be good after all.
I weeded as I dug, turning the
soil as my fingers searched sub-
terraneously for the bright-red,
almost pink, tubers. I pulled out
deep tree roots, the remnants of
the trees that were the prior
inhabitants of this clearing.
Worms abounded, as did broken
bricks and small stones, some-
how working their way towards
the surface over the course of
the summer. How did I miss
them when I weeded this bed
into existence this past spring?
I found more hardware as well:
hinges, nails, bolts, piece of
twisted metal I have no name
for. These, too, tell of prior
inhabitants the last time this
clearing was a clearing.
Nearing the end of one row,
shards of glazed pottery and
white quartz found their way
into my searching hands. Even
as fragments, the ceramic sug-
gests beauty, white on one face
and hues of blues on the reverse.
I wonder, will our glass and
plastic be the treasure of some
future resident’s efforts? Could
such seemingly mundane mate-
rials possibly connote similar
sentiments of quaint-ness, his-
torical romanticism, aesthetics?
My thoughts run on, as my
hands continue through the dirt.
By mid-morning the sun is hot
and my task complete - the late-
season potatoes can stay in the
ground a few more weeks. I
smooth out the bed and scatter a
cover crop of oats. I quickly cut
clover by hand to use as mulch,
putting the bed “to bed.”
I put my tools away, make a
mild effort at washing my
hands, and step inside the cabin.
I have something to write.
For ecological garden design
and maintenance, or weeds
pulled from your garden or
landscaped housefront, please
contact Beth via
b.a.weick@gmail.com (see
Business Directory listing under
‘Garden Design & Services’).
Feasting on
Nature’s Bounty
This year, with our profusion of
spring and summer rains, we
have a profusion of lush black-
berries, blueberries, raspberries,
cranberries, dewberries, cloud-
berries, and you name it! They
all seem to love granite under-
pinning, especially on our
mountain summits where they
can count on plenty of sun.
Some prefer extreme condi-
tions. They like to be baked in
the sun or pounded with hail and
wind or packed in ice and snow.
Others abound near bogs, dips
in the granite where water col-
lects and moves through slowly
even in the higher elevations.
They won’t survive transplanti-
ng to temperate home gardens.
Our White Mountain ridges are
virtual alpine gardens that pro-
vide continuous bloom from
May through October.
Any hike is immediately
rewarded, especially to the less
travelled summits. Recently, we
skirted the Chocorua summit to
avoid the crowd and went over
to the Middle Sisters. They were
covered with abundant blueber-
ries. A lush wild raisin bush was
loaded and still seasoning to
supply us when the blueberries
finish.
Hikes in the mountains inspire
people from all walks: writers,
maintenance people, artists,
designers, builders, teachers,
homemakers, tourist and recre-
ation staff; the list is endless.
We welcome a change of pace
whether we walk or take a gon-
dola or tram to explore some
mountain, some place away
from our usual stomping
ground.
Whether our hike is a short snort
up to Artist’s Bluff or a longer
one up to Franconia Ridge,
stopping at outlooks along the
way, there is something about
looking out across vast beautiful
stretches of woodland that
begins to put the rest of life in
perspective. Whatever pressures
we carry with us in our daily
lives get released and we feel
refreshed. The berries we graze
on seem powerful in their ability
to satisfy even in small quanti-
ties.
One caution: poison ivy and
dewberry and share the 3 shiny
leaves/bristly stem identifiers. I
recently found a bed of dewber-
ry on a trail that was mixed with
poison ivy. Dewberry fruit looks
like a black raspberry when
ripe. Poison ivy fruit is gray or
whitish and the whole plant is
very poisonous to the touch in
all seasons for most people.
Here’s to keeping a sharp eye
and enjoying the whole feast!
Elizabeth Terp welcomes your
comments at PO Box 547,
Campton, NH 03223, e-mail:
elizabethterp@yahoo.com, or
her Keeping Each Other Well
Blog: http://elizabethterp.word-
press.com.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning!
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by
bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry
can be dribbled like a basketball!
Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk!
The 'L.L.' in L.L. Bean stands for
'Leon Leonwood'!
Pocahontas appeared on the back of
the $20 bill in 1875!
Napoleon constructed his battle plans
in a sandbox!
The filming of the movie 'Titanic' cost more
than the Titanic itself!
A group of frogs is called an army!
WEEK OF SEPT. 16, 2013
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Aspects favor new romances for
unpaired Ewes and Rams.
Already-paired Arian twosomes
experience renewed harmony in
their relationships. Money mat-
ters also take a bright turn.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Use that strong Bovine determi-
nation to help you keep the faith
with your convictions while you
move through a period of uncer-
tainty. Things begin to ease by
the week's end.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
Pay attention to your intuition.
It could be alerting you to be
more careful about accepting a
"statement of fact" simply on
trust. Don't be shy about asking
for more proof.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Concern for the well-being of
someone in need is admirable.
But don't forget to take care of
yourself as well. Ask a family
member, close friend or col-
league to help you.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) It's
OK to focus on the demands of
your career. But try to avoid
misunderstandings by also
reaching out to family and
friends. Your sharp intuitive
sense kicks in by midweek.
VIRGO (August 23 to
September 22) Keep a rein on
that green-eyed monster.
Jealousy is counterproductive.
Instead of resenting a col-
league's good points, concen-
trate on developing your own
abilities.
LIBRA (September 23 to
October 22) Spending time on a
creative project during this
high-energy week can pay off
both in emotional satisfaction
and in impressing someone who
is glad to see this side of you.
SCORPIO (October 23 to
November 21) Now is a good
time to start planning that trip
you've put off because of the
demands on your time. Be sure
to choose a destination that is
new and exciting.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22
to December 21) That upbeat
mood in the first part of the
week makes you eager to take
on new ventures. A more serious
note sets in later to help you
assess an upcoming decision.
CAPRICORN (December 22
to January 19) A high energy
level gives the Goat the get-up-
and-go to finish outstanding
tasks before deadline, leaving
time for well-earned fun and
games with friends and family.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to
February 18) Dealing with dis-
appointment is never easy. But
the wise Aquarian will use it as
a vital lesson and be the better
for it. A close friend has some-
thing important to say.
PISCES (February 19 to March
20) Best bet is not to get
involved in an argument
between colleagues until you
know more about who started it
and why. And even then,
appearances could be deceiving.
Be alert.
BORN THIS WEEK: You
have creative gifts that inspire
those who get to see this some-
times-hidden side of you.
(c) 2013 King Features Synd.,
Inc.
Postcards
Q: I have in my possession
numerous postcards from the
amusement area of Coney
Island, mostly from at least 50
years ago. Other cards in my
collection include images of
Hitler with comic expressions. I
am wondering if they are worth
anything. -- Thomas, Rio
Rancho, N.M.
A: Most postcards sell in the $1
to $3 range. As with most col-
lectibles, there are always
exceptions. Seasonal postcards
from the turn of the past centu-
ry, comic cards, real photo
images of small towns, and ones
with political themes are espe-
cially popular with collectors.
Show your cards to dealers in
your area to see if there is any
interest.
One of the better publication for
collectors is Barr's Post Card
News, 108 E. 5th Street, P.O.
Box 720, Vinton, IA 52349; and
www.BarrsPCN.com.
***
Q: I have a set of Franciscan
dinnerware made by Johnson
Brothers in England. Does it
have any value? -- Robert,
Seattle
A: First, a little background
about this pattern. The design
was trademarked by Gladding
McBean and Company in 1975.
The first hand-decorated lines
of dinnerware were introduced
in 1937, and by 1940, more than
15 patterns had been marketed.
Two of the most popular are
Coronado, a favorite with col-
lectors, and El Patio from 1934.
Apple (1940), Desert Rose
(1941) and Ivy (1948) are
among the most popular pat-
terns.
Typical prices for El Patio
include a cereal bowl, $12; a
dinner plate, $15; and a sugar
bowl, $20. Hand-painted
embossed earthenware com-
mands slightly higher prices.
***
Write to Larry Cox in care of
King Features Weekly Service,
P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL
32853-6475, or send e-mail to
questionsforcox@aol.com. 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.,
Inc.
¥ It was beloved American nov-
elist Pearl S. Buck who made
the following sage observation:
"Nothing is less reliable than a
machine. It is difficult not to
wonder whether that combina-
tion of elements which produces
a machine for labor does not
create also a soul of sorts, a dull
resentful metallic will, which
can rebel at times."
¥ You might be surprised to
learn that Spanish moss is not
actually a moss; it's a cousin of
the pineapple.
¥ The last country in the world
to get telephones was the South
Asian nation of Bhutan, and
both television and the Internet
were banned there until 1999.
Incidentally, Bhutan also is the
only nation in the world in
which the well-being of the citi-
zens is so important that the
government measures the coun-
try's Gross National Happiness.
¥ Those who study such things
say that whale songs rhyme.
¥ This is probably the time of
year when you're most likely to
see examples of didaskaleino-
phobia in action -- that's a fear
of going to school.
¥ If you're like 98 percent of
Americans, you think you're a
better driver than everyone else
on the road.
¥ The next time you make a
family trip to Yellowstone
National Park, keep in mind that
as you walk through the seem-
ingly peaceful scenery and view
the iconic geysers, you're actu-
ally walking on top of a super-
volcano. Just 5 miles beneath
the surface is a giant magma
chamber, 37 miles long and 25
miles wide.
¥ It's traditional in Germany to
shatter lots of dishes before a
couple gets married. The cou-
ple, of course, has to work
together to clean up the mess.
***
Thought for the Day: "For cen-
turies, theologians have been
explaining the unknowable in
terms of the-not-worth-know-
ing." -- Henry Louis Mencken
(c) 2013 King Features Synd.,
Inc.
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