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In This Issue
Berman’s Bits........................A4
Pic of the Week..........................A4
Adventures of Homesteading....A5
Keeping Each Other Well.............A5
Earth Talk................................A6
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Hiking W/Tom & Atticus ........B1
Restaurant Guide....................B2
Real Estate..............................B3
Letters & Opinions.................B4
Happenings.............................B5
Comics/Puzzles.......................B6
Business Directory.........B8-B15
Wishing Everyone a
Happy and Safe
Holiday Season.
Bath Congregational Church Named To
NH State Register Of Historic Places____
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The New Hampshire Division
of Historical Resources is
pleased to announce that the
State Historical Resources
Council has added the Bath
Congregational Church to the
New Hampshire State Register
of Historic Places.
Significant as an example of
late-19th century religious
architecture, the church has also
long played an important role in
the social life of the community.
Built in 1873 in the Gothic
Revival style, the well-pre-
served church retains a high
degree of historical integrity.
Executive Councilor Ray
Burton was a lifetime member
of the Bath Congregational
Church and, before his death on
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Nov. 12, worked with the
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Northcountry News Picture Of The Week
True happiness! A dog named Charlie looks out over his own-
ers shoulder as they prepare to drive off during a recent visit to
Plymouth. Charlie is well loved, and lives with John & Joan
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“Incessantly scouring the uni-
verse (and my back yard) 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 Berman’s Bits classic: the
Vermont Fish and Wildlife
Department reported in 2009 its
first documented case of a deer
hunter’s attempting to avoid
detection after shooting an ille-
gal doe by gluing antlers onto
its head. Marcel Fournier, 19,
used epoxy and lag bolts, said a
game warden, but the finished
product looked awkward
because of the angle of place-
ment and the size mismatch of
the antlers. (Fournier was jailed
for 10 days, fined, and had his
license revoked.) [Burlington
Free Press] Play fair, people!
Next, I love happy endings!
Three men committed a home
invasion of a Houston residence
earlier this year and, while two
escaped, one wound up in the
hospital and under arrest. The
three men kicked in a door and
shut the resident in an upstairs
closet while they ransacked the
home, but they failed to check
out the closet first and thus did
not realize that it was the resi-
dent’s handgun-storage closet
(oopsies). A few minutes later,
the resident emerged, locked
and loaded, and wounded one of
the men in the shoulder and leg.
[Houston Chronicle]
Finally, cue the “Twilight
Zone” music.... A Colorado
woman woke up to find a
missed call from 1-666-666-
6666 and 48 texts from “Satan,”
according to KUSA (another
reason not to text). Jenn Vest
said she was “freaked out” and
is hoping it was a one-time
prank. “I thought maybe I was
dreaming at first, and then I
stayed up the rest of the night
praying and hoping nothing
would happen.” The texts had
different phone numbers, and
were all are “out of service”
when called. The number that
appeared with the missed call
also doesn’t work. I have to
wonder if Satan lives in a (get
ready...) “dead zone.” Can you
hear me now?
I am still casually looking for
part-time work. The Wall Street
Journal says, “The ideal law
school graduate for employers?
Someone with good ‘social
graces’ who can do research.”
Wait! That describes me...
except for the law school part.
There’s hope...! I can also write,
speak, teach, train, and entertain
(sometimes).
At a Costco store, some
Bibles were recently offered for
sale labeled as “Fiction” on the
price tag, which caused quite a
stir. The store apologized, and
the distributor is making correc-
tions. Seriously, fiction? Non-
fiction? Science fiction?
Fantasy? Spiritually?
Philosophy? Religion? I guess it
depends on your beliefs.
Bigger, faster, taller.... A 17-
story waterslide, The Verrückt,
which appropriately enough
means “insane,” is opening next
May in Kansas City, Kansas.
Seventeen stories? That’s a big
“No, thank you!” from this guy.
[Yahoo] I always wanted to sky
dive... until I could. Then the
idea didn’t seem so great. Just
sayin’.
Two British teachers have bro-
ken the world record for the
longest journey in a tuk-tuk (a
motorized rickshaw) after push-
ing it the last 43 miles. Richard
Sears and Nick Gough have
travelled at least 23,300 miles in
aid of grassroots education proj-
ects in Africa, Asia and South
America. If they can get their
tuk-tuk through northern Chile
they will become the first peo-
ple to have driven a tuk-tuk
around the world. They set off
from London in 2012 and have
crossed 37 countries. However,
the pair hit problems in South
America and had to use a har-
ness to drag the nearly 1,700-
pound vehicle over the record
line. Luckily, after three days,
they found a mechanic and are
now pressing on through the
Andes. Their vehicle - which
they have named Tommy - has a
top speed of only 34mph.
[web.orange.co.uk]
So about this young people’s
motto: YOLO (You only live
once), why, with that definition
do people risk so much with the
realistic possibility of shorten-
ing it? I am old because I know
YOLO. So how old am I? I
know I have said this before, but
I am so old I remember when
people dated to find what they
did (or didn’t) want in a person,
went steady (or got pinned), got
engaged, got married, and had
(and raised) a family. (I also
remember 5c candy bars and
25c paperback books. That’s
old.)
Somewhat connected to the last
Bit, a Connecticut couple
recently celebrated their 81
st
wedding anniversary and was
named the longest married cou-
ple in the US. I officiated one
wedding that didn’t even come
close to lasting a week. How
times have changed.
Liquid Stupid Pills! Two sus-
pected beer thieves were arrest-
ed when they tried to jump
down the balconies of a 10-story
hotel. One suspect broke his leg
in several places and had to be
rescued by firefighters using a
hook-and-ladder truck while
amused hotel guests watched.
The drama began at around din-
nertime when the suspects twice
tried to steal beer from a gas sta-
tion for a party. After the second
theft, the gas station clerk saw
the suspects go to the hotel and
alerted police. When police
arrived, the suspects tried to get
away by scaling the hotel wall
and jumping from balcony to
balcony, police said. [LA Times]
Later.
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of
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Some traditions should be pro-
tected; others should fade as
memories do, and we should
make room for new ones that
elevate us. Coming from a big
family, it’s akin to sacrilege to
step away from something
we’ve done for decades, but for
me there came a time when I
wanted something different. So
over the last several
Thanksgivings, Atticus and I
have not driven to our crowded
family gathering, but instead
stayed in the mountains.
Weather permitting; we look for
an empty trailhead and climb a
solitary mountain. This is not
difficult to do since on
Thanksgiving; the trails are as
quiet as a whisper.
I don’t think there’s ever been a
mountain I did not give thanks
on. Yet, on Thanksgiving it
seems especially so. Perhaps
it’s knowing that while most of
the rest of the country is caught
up in where they are expected to
be, Atticus and I are instead
where we want to be. While the
eastern seaboard is manic with
traffic and plane and train trav-
el, we are alone – blissfully
alone. There is no football. No
big meal. No family dysfunc-
tion to wade through like a
minefield while trying to force a
Hallmark moment out of frac-
tured relations. It’s just the
mountain, Atticus, and me.
It’s for this reason, the stepping
away from the complicated to
the simple, and the contrast of
who I once was to who I am
now, that Thanksgiving has
become my favorite day to hike.
Rarely if ever do we ever see
others out on the trails. And
when we return to our humble
little home after a day of hiking,
I feel far more filled with grati-
tude than I ever have after a day
of eating a huge meal, sand-
wiched between traditional
appetizers, and multiple serv-
ings of pie.
In the weeks leading up to the
holiday, friends will often ask
what our plans are. When I tell
them we are spending
Thanksgiving alone they bristle
and express worry about us. We
then get numerous invitations to
join them. I assure them that
we’ll be off on our own by
choice and there is no sadness
attached to it; they don’t seem to
believe me though. But, after
all the football games are over,
the turkey carved, the pumpkin
pie eaten, the long drive home,
and getting ready for a round of
compulsive holiday shopping,
they often say to me, “I wish I’d
done what you and Atticus did.”
I understand that they don’t
always mean climb a mountain.
Typically it’s more about spend-
ing a holiday the way they
wished they could.
Last Thanksgiving we climbed
Little Haystack, Lincoln,
Truman, and Lafayette on a
crystal clear Thanksgiving Day.
We did see others, but only a
handful of people. On Black
Friday, a perfectly colored
description of the day, we
climbed South Moat. It was so
warm I wore shorts. How fit-
ting it was to stand high up
above the outlet stores of North
Country, turn my back to them,
and gaze off into the
Pemigewasset Wilderness
where nature presides. Through
both hikes, my heart was filled
with things I was grateful for. It
was a true Thanksgiving.
In past years, we’ve hiked parts
of the Presidential Range;
Waumbek; the Carter-Moriah
Range; the Kinsmans; and on
Crawford, Resolution, and
Giant Stairs on the holiday. I’ve
never regretted it and at times I
even think, “Where should we
go next year?” with excited
anticipation.
This Thanksgiving, however, it
appears we will be breaking tra-
dition again. Not out of choice,
but out of necessity. The cumu-
lative effect of the chemothera-
py has been wearing Atticus
down. It’s not the occasional
vomit, or the night of chemo
tremors. It’s more like a general
malaise when it comes to exer-
cise. When people see Atticus
and I out in the car or at the post
office or in a store, they can’t
tell anything is wrong. He
greets them, often gives them a
smile, and is happy. However,
when it is just him and me, I
notice it. Where we used to go
for three walks a day, now it is
often only a single short one.
Our hikes have mostly stopped,
although I still drive to a trail-
head occasionally, gear up, and
set off up the trail. Atticus often
stops after a half mile or so and
lets me know he’s had enough.
It’s not always easy to see him
this way, but I’m fortified by
him knowing he’s always had a
choice, and he seems to get that
I respect his choice to turn back.
It makes going through
chemotherapy together easier
when he knows what he needs
and shows me in his own way.
So tomorrow, when we set out
to hike a simple peak, I won’t be
expecting much, and we may
not get very far at all. But I will
be grateful knowing there is
only one chemo treatment left
for him; that he knows he can
stop on the trail when he wants
to; that soon enough we’ll be
done and slowly the poison will
lessen its grip on him, and we’ll
be back to hiking the peaks we
love. I’ll also be thankful for
the gifts cancer has delivered
into our lives.
Yes, gifts. Cancer forces you to
look at things differently. You
pay attention to the little victo-
ries and to the blessings in life.
To us all of this has simply
turned into a different kind of
mountain. It’s like many of the
tougher hikes we’ve been on in
the past: we set a goal, face
adversity, work through it
together, and grew closer in the
end.
I’m thrilled that when cancer
came knocking we had a
insightful vet in Rachael
Kleidon who has allowed us to
take this journey side-by-side,
including being together in the
operating room and during the
chemo treatments. I’m also
thankful we had a choice to
chase the bully. We didn’t have
to go through the chemo treat-
ments. I could have ignored the
rate at which the cancer was
spreading and just been happy
that the amputation appeared to
be successful. But had we not
taken this next step, the six
chemo treatments, I always
would have wondered. As
Rachael pointed out, it’s much
better to face the bully (my
term, not hers), than it is to play
catch up.
I’m also grateful that other than
limiting our walks and hikes,
cancer hasn’t taken much else
from us. Instead, it has given us
the opportunity to further define
ourselves by our choices and
our attitude. We are still Tom
and Atticus, and we are still
climbing mountains, they’re just
a different type of mountain.
And come next Thanksgiving,
Atticus and I will be on another
quiet peak, our only company
the peak itself and maybe the
wind, and when we look off at
the distant peaks surrounding
us, I’ll also look back on all of
this and say, “We made it…
together.”
So this Thanksgiving, instead of
being someplace I’d rather not
be to make others happy, I look
at it this way, “We are right
where we are supposed to be.”
You have no idea how comfort-
ing that is.
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Nature Tracks...
DEER HARVEST UP;
BEAR SEASON AVERAGE
New Hampshire’s regular
firearms deer hunting is going
well, as hunters look forward to
time afield during the
Thanksgiving holiday week.
Through November 17, 2013,
hunters had taken an estimated
9,122 deer in New Hampshire.
The 2013 statewide total
through that date represents a
10% increase from the 8,313
registered at this point in the
2012 season.
"Every county has shown at
least slight increases from 2012,
with Cheshire, Coos, and
Carroll counties showing the
largest increases," said Dan
Bergeron, Deer Project Leader
for Fish and Game. "The next
couple of weeks, including the
Thanksgiving holidays, should
provide hunters with excellent
opportunity, as the rut should
remain strong during this peri-
od."
The statewide total continues to
be the second highest in the past
nine years, according to
Bergeron. For a comparison of
harvest results by county at this
same point in the season in
recent years, visit
http://www.HuntNH.com/Hunti
ng/deer_hunt_take_November.h
tm.
The regular firearms deer sea-
son runs through December 8 in
most of the state, with the
exception of Wildlife
Management Unit A in northern
New Hampshire, where it closes
December 1. Deer hunters
should note Wildlife
Management Unit and season-
specific either-sex day regula-
tions in the New Hampshire
Hunting Digest, available at
http://www.wildnh.com/pubs/h
unting.html or from Fish and
Game license agents.
New Hampshire’s bear hunting
season has ended in most of the
state, with the exception of the
White Mountains region (Units
C1, D2, E and F), where it clos-
es November 26. Preliminary
results show that as of
November 4, a total of 524
bears (322 males, 202 females)
had been taken in the hunt,
according to Fish and Game
bear biologist Andrew Timmins.
Through that date, bait hunters
had harvested 306 bears, still
hunters/stalkers took 133 bears,
and hound hunters registered 85
bears. The current overall har-
vest sex ratio is 1.6 males per
female. The bear harvest over
the next 14 days in the White
Mountains region (the only area
still open to bear hunting) is
expected to be low.
Hunting licenses can be pur-
chased online anytime at
http://www.HuntNH.com, from
license agents statewide or at
Fish and Game headquarters in
Concord. The basic N.H. hunt-
ing license is $22 for residents
and $103 for nonresidents.
Hunters under age 16 do not
need a license, but must be
accompanied by a licensed adult
at least 18 years of age.
For more information on hunt-
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"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
destroys..."
..............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.
Get “In The Spirit” of the com-
ing holidays with music that cel-
ebrates the season, performed at
two concerts on December 13th
and 15th by the area’s premier
women’s choral group, the Pine
Hill Singers. Under the musical
direction of Judy Abbott with
Anita Bonnevie, accompanist,
the program contains an empha-
sis on Christmas spirituals and
jazz tunes--both traditional and
modern, and they all will move
you. You’ll also hear uplifting
holiday classics and melodies,
along with the sassy and humor-
ous. Highlights include a jazzy
Christmas Time is Here from
Charlie Brown’s Christmas;
Louis Armstrong’s sassy ‘Zat
You, Santa Claus?; traditional
spirituals Mary Sat A-Rockin’
and Rise Up Shepherd; some
southern shape-note hymns; a
modern and moving arrange-
ment of The First Noel by excit-
ing arranger Dan Forrest;
Benjamin Britten’s A New Year
Carol and This Little Babe to
celebrate his 100th birthday, and
much more.
“In The Spirit” will be presented
on Friday, December 13th at
7:00pm at the Alumni Hall in
Haverhill, NH and on Sunday,
December 15th at 3:00 pm at the
Sugar Hill Meeting House in
Sugar Hill, NH. Admission is
by donation and for the shared
benefit of the Pine Hill Singers,
Alumni Hall, and the Pine Hill
Singers Annual Music Award
for a graduating high school
senior pursuing musical inter-
ests.
Each venue offers a timeless
concert experience. The beauti-
fully restored Alumni Hall,
located at 75 Court Street, was
once the Grafton County
Courthouse. It is now in its 7th
year as a regional cultural cen-
ter. The Sugar Hill Meeting
House, located on Main Street
in Sugar Hill, was built in 1830
and is a treasured center for con-
certs and town gatherings.
For more than 16 years, the Pine
Hill Singers have brought out-
standing performances to the
local area. Their concerts
include a large repertoire from
classical to jazz, Broadway to
patriotic, and serious to silly.
The close knit choral singers
from NH and VT meet weekly,
and from this weekly sharing of
music, they know the personal
healing as well as the communi-
ty outreach in the joy of music.
Just after 9/11 the singers began
to insert a quote on all their pro-
grams attributed to Leonard
Bernstein – “This will be our
reply to violence: to make music
more intensely, more beautiful-
ly, more devotedly than ever
before.” Thus the Pine Hill
Singers have established a fund
for future musicians. They will
be selecting their sixth award
recipient in June 2014.
Always “In The Spirit”, the Pine
Hill Singers kick off the holi-
days with glorious music and
great cheer.
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Create Special Memories with a
White Mountain National
Forest Christmas Tree
You will need a permit to cut
any Christmas tree in the
National Forest. These can be
purchased for $5 at any of the
Forest offices.
Need to know about Christmas
tree permits:
** A permit can be purchased
with cash or check made out to
the 'US Forest Service'.
** Trees are for personal use by
the purchaser only, not for
resale or transfer. Each family
may cut one tree per permit (one
Christmas tree permit per fami-
ly).
** Use only hand tools to cut
Christmas trees. Chainsaws are
not permitted.
** Make sure you are on
National Forest land. Respect
the rights of landowners when
crossing private property.
** Do not cut trees in or near
campgrounds, picnic areas,
Experimental Forests,
Wilderness, active timber sales,
or within 100' of a state high-
way. Ask if there are any known
"off limit" areas.
** Do not cut trees larger than
8" in diameter at chest height.
Pack down limb piles low
enough so they are within 2' of
the ground. Scatter limbs and
wood at least 25 feet away from
roads, streams, hiking trails, and
property boundaries.
** Cut your tree so remaining
stumps will be less than 10" in
height.
** Tree tags may be used as
temporary Recreation Passes.
Place the tag prominently on the
dashboard while searching for a
tree. Once the tree is at the
vehicle, the tree must be tagged
before transporting.
Caring for your Tree at Home
Once home, you’ll need to give
your tree proper care to keep it
fresh and attractive and to keep
your home safe throughout the
holiday season. Keep the cut
tree in a bucket of water in a
cool, shaded area, which is shel-
tered from the wind until you
are ready to set it up. Trim an
inch or two off the bottom of the
trunk just before putting the tree
in its stand to allow the tree to
take up water once its moved
inside. Your tree will be very
thirsty, so take care to check the
water level in the stand often - at
least two hours after you set it
up and at least once each day.
The water level should always
be above the bottom of the tree’s
trunk. Your tree will keep its
needles longer and be more fire
resistant if it is kept watered.
Remember to place your tree as
far as possible from a fireplace,
radiator, television set or other
source of heat or electricity.
Avoid decorations that burn
readily such as cotton or paper
or wax candles. Check lights
and wiring for worn spots and
cracks and take care not to over-
load electrical circuits.
After the holidays, think about
recycling your tree – what about
a potpourri of balsam needles to
remind you of the holidays
throughout the winter? Or set
your tree in a snowbank to cre-
ate a playground for the chick-
adees and nuthatches in your
backyard.
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Hello North Country Folk! I am
hopeful that everyone had a
good Thanksgiving with family
and friends.
Of course, we have been watch-
ing Christmas commercials for
over a month now. They get ear-
lier and earlier each and every
year. It’s a shame really. I’d like
to at least enjoy Halloween and
Thanksgiving before I have to
listen to and watch the same
Christmas commercials over
and over and over and, well,
you get the picture.
I also say “Baa - humbug” to
those stores opening up on
Thanksgiving Day so they can
get the edge on their competi-
tion. Leave Thanksgiving alone
and let employees have the darn
day off for crying out loud. Just
leave the holiday alone - please!
Oh yeah, there are those that
say it isn’t corporate’s fault
because people go and shop - I
say it is corporate’s fault
because if they didn’t open, peo-
ple wouldn’t be able to shop.
Period.
I respect the many small local
businesses who refuse to open
on holidays such as
Thanksgiving. I have nothing
but utmost respect for them.
In fact, with gas pumps pretty
much being self service outside
with credit cards now, people
who are travelling can even get
fueled up without having to go
in to a store. So why be open?
Now all the do-gooders will
come out of the woodwork try-
ing to ban Frosty the Snowman
because he’s smoking a pipe, or
change the look of Santa Claus
Dear Citizens of NH,
My husband and I own a Sears
Hometown Store in Plymouth,
NH. Much to my dismay we
found out a few weeks ago that
Sears’ mandatory open hours
for Thanksgiving Day would be
7:00pm-12:00am. Last year
was an optional decision per
store owner. That said,
Thanksgiving is one of three
holidays that we believe is to be
spent with family therefore we
choose it not be open. Each
year it seems more and more of
our family time is taken away as
a result of Sears’ company poli-
cies. Pretty soon, there will be
no Thanksgiving holiday. This
lack of focus on family values is
disgraceful and quite frankly
dishonorable to this country
and the reason it’s in the poor
state that it’s in. These are des-
perate times we are living and
people will either have to work
or run out to save money on
Thanksgiving Day. As a
Christian woman, this is against
my religious right and what I
believe for my family.
From a historical stand point,
this country began celebrating
Thanksgiving back in 1621 with
the Pilgrims and Indians at
Plymouth Plantation. They cele-
brated and gave thanks for three
days. In 1789, George
Washington issued November
26, 1789 a Day of Public
Thanksgiving. In 1863,
Abraham Lincoln proclaimed
the last Thursday of November
a national holiday for
“Thanksgiving and Praise to
our beneficent Father who
dwells in the Heavens”. It is
clear Thanksgiving was intend-
ed a day of observance with
family.
Where in the Declaration of
Independence does it give
Corporations the right to under-
mine the values of the citizens of
this country? We deserve the
right to celebrate as a family the
freedom of America and thank-
fulness! As a Christian woman,
I value my time with my family
and am thankful to God for all
He has blessed us with.
Again, our store #3673 was not
open on Thanksgiving Day. I
am more than sure that all the
retail corporate heads will be
celebrating with a four or five
day holiday.
I ask you as citizens of NH to
stand with me and petition the
State House to pass a “Blue
Law”, stating retailers to be
closed on Thanksgiving Day for
2014! Let your voices be heard.
You may sign in person at our
store location or online @
https://www.change.org/peti-
tions/nh-state-house-officials-
congress-president-obama-
pass-into-law-that-retailers-
would-be-closed-for-thanksgiv-
ing#
With a heart of
THANKFULNESS,
Holly Cassiano
Sears Hometown Store owner
742 Tenney Mtn. Hwy.
Plymouth, NH 03264
603-536-9791
because he’s smoking a pipe,
has a fur collar, is overweight
and flies reindeer, and those
who want to ban Charlie Brown
because people bully him. Get
over it. Leave Frosty, Santa and
Chuck alone. If you want ot do
some good, stay at home and
watch, It’s A Wonderful Life.”
It’ll do you good!
By the way, I forgot to mention
that the Northcountry News will
not be doing their special
Christmas Card section this
season!
We simply felt that with the
economy the way it still is, small
local businesses are being bur-
dened enough as it is, without
asking them to do even more.
Many times small local busi-
nesses feel it necessary to be
included in such things and feel
guilty if they are not a part of it.
So as our gift to you, there’s one
less stress, guilt and payment,
you need to worry about this
season. Albeit small, but every
bit helps.
This way, if you want to run a
Christmas Card ad, you still
may do so in the paper, but we’ll
leave that up to you.
Nobody Asked, Just My
Opinion...
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North Country Happenings...
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Warren Masonic Hall - breakfast
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each month. Hope to see you
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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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On-Going Events
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.
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Nightly Entertainment Indian
Head Resort, Lincoln
745-8000
www.indianheadresort.com
Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery
745-3951, Lincoln.
www.woodstockinnNH.com
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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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Wednesday Evenings- Mo the
Clown - Elvio’s Pizzeria &
Restaurant, Lincoln, NH 5-8pm
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Beginner line dancing - Starr
King Fellowship, Plymouth, NH.
Sundays 4-5pm ($5.00 donation
requested) Contact: George @
536-1179 or
maloof@plymouth.edu
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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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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 have 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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The Mount Washington Regional
Airport Commission (MWRAC)
meets at the terminal bldg. the last
TUESDAY of each month at 6:30
PM. Public comment and input
invited.
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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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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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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.
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Free tutoring for adults who have
not completed high school.
Reading, Writing, Math, HiSET
preparation (formerly known as
GED), English as a 2nd Language,
Basic Computer Skills. Contact
Pemi-Baker Literacy at 603-536-
2 9 9 8 ,
pemibakerliteracy@gmail.com or
find us on Facebook.
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Scottish Country Dance Lessons,
Fairlee Town Hall, Wednesday
evenings from 7 - 9 PM. Cost
$3.00 (first time free). All dances
taught. No partner necessary.
Beginners welcome. For more
information, call (802) 439-3459 or
e - m a i l
fairleeclass@rscdsboston.org."
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Tuesdays - T.O.P.S. (Take off
Pounds Sensibly) Weigh in - 5 PM
- 5:45 PM; Meeting - 6 PM at
Horse Meadow Senior Center,
North Haverhill.
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Anxiety Umbrella is a new Peer
Support Group for people with
Anxiety related disorders. These
include: Generalized or Social
Anxiety, Panic (attacks), Obsessive
Compulsive, Phobias & fears. This
group will meet the 1st & 3rd
Thursday of each month at the
Cottage Hospital Occupational
Therapy Waiting area at 6: PM.
For more info. ANXIETYUM-
BRELLA@gmail.com or call
Lurette @ (603)838-5595 or Robin
@ (603) 747-2527. You are not
alone in your struggle!
Piermont Village School PTO
Holiday Craft Fair - Saturday,
December 7th | 10:00am –
3:00pm. 20 Area Crafters, Food &
Drink, Raffle Tickets being sold
every Half Hour for Prizes! A
great time to start your holiday
shopping! Piermont Village School
| 131 Route 10 in Piermont, NH.
For more info call Jean Underhill
at 603.272.9756 or email junder-
hill2@gmail.com.
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CAMPTON CONGREGA-
TIONAL CHURCH - CRAFT
FAIR, Chowda Lunch, Bake Sale
and Quilt Raffle, Saturday,
December 7th, from 9:00 AM –
2:00 PM. The Chowda Lunch,
consisting of a half sandwich
(choice of fillings), chowda, bever-
age, and dessert is served from
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Many
unique handmade arts and crafts
items for sale. The bake sale fea-
tures homemade breads, rolls,
cookies, homemade fudge and
much more! Join us, NH Route
175, Campton, NH
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Saturday, December 7: It's that
time again! Church of the Messiah
CHRISTMAS SALE. Our
FAMOUS RAFFLE BASKET
filled with lots of FUN WINTER
items! *Gift Certificates* from
local businesses and more! White
Elephant Table, Gifts, Baked
Goods, Homemade Fudge, and a
delicious luncheon of homemade
soups & sandwiches! Come to the
Masonic Hall on Lost River Road,
North Woodstock from 8:30-1:30
for our ANNUAL SALE.
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Piermont Community Tree
Lighting - Saturday, December 7,
from 4 pm – 6 pm. (Rain Date
Sunday December 8—same time)
At The Town Common, Church
Street
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Sunday, December 8, 4:00 – 5:30
PM - “Community Holiday
Concert and Cookie Swap”
Come enjoy the music of A.J.
Coppola and Friends, Rhubarb Pie,
Sally Jensen, Will Gunn, and Jim
Aguiar.
Bring along a dozen and a half of
your favorite Christmas Cookie to
share and exchange.
Free Family Fun For All! The Old
Town Hall is handicap accessible.
www.camptonhistorical.org.
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DEVELOPMENTAL HOMES
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the mountains. App. septic and drive-
way cut. $85,000. Owner at 315-834-
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If you have a few hours to donate, and
a passion for helping, please give us a
call. Mileage reimbursement at 55.5
cents/mile. Drivers must complete a
criminal background check, a DMV
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If you are interested or would like more
information, please contact Transport
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pocket watches (working or not), gold
and silver items, old religious items,
Masonic and military items, knives,
swords, pocket knives, American & for-
eign coins & currency, any old unusual
items. Doug 603-747-4000. (6/06)
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PLYMOUTH
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Plymouth, NH • 603-536-2221
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Stop in or call to
see what it's
all about!
We are open one
Saturday per month
from 8AM - Noon!
Call us for details.
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49 Swiftwater Rd. • Woodsville, NH
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Adult Bible Study ................ 10 a.m.
Sunday School ..................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ..... 11 a.m.
Evening Service ................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer ...... 7 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
20 Elm Street Woodsville, N.H.
(603) 747-3157 = Pastor Dan Chamberland
Open hearts
Open minds
Open doors
The people of the
United Methodist Church
Pastor David J. Moore
North Haverhill, NH
787-6887
Warren United Methodist Church
On The Common
Warren, NH
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10.00 AM
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Wizard of Pawz
Grooming
328 Plain Rd.
Bath, NH
603-747-4171
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Mobile Grooming Shop
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Landaff, NH 03585
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224 River Rd.
Piermont, NH 03779
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WORSHIP SERVICE - Sundays @ 11am
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Inspiring Words for You!
Dear Friends, although the spirit of
thanksgiving should be every day of our lives,
this is a time of thanksgiving. So let us give
thanks to the One that is worthy. Psalm 100,
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye
lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come
before his presence with singing. Know ye
that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath
made us, and not we ourselves; we are his
people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter
into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his
courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and
bless his name. For the Lord is good; his
mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth
to all generations. God bless u all.
~Submitted by Jeannine Bartlett
11:00am
11:00am
North Country Business Directory - Support Your Local Businesses....
Additions, Decks,
Remodeling, Roofing,
Vinyl Siding,
Snow Plowing, Etc..
Gagnon Builder
Gary Gagnon
603-838-6285
257 Pettyboro Rd. • Bath, NH
Building - Const. - Drywall
Building - Const. - Drywall
Pete’s Tire & Auto
Major & Minor Auto Repairs
Towing Available
Pete
Thompson
Owner
Briar Hill Road • North Haverhill, NH
603-787-2300
PATTEN’S AUTO REPAIR
Expert Auto - Lt. Truck Repairs
All Makes and Models
Complete Line Of Accessories Avail.
Specialize in Muscle & Performance
Authorized Amsoil Dealer
Official NH Inspection Station
Kevin Patten - 603-764-9084
1243 Mt. Moosilauke Hwy.
Wentworth, NH
Auto / Truck Care Auto / Truck Care
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Auto Detailing
Have your vehicle looking like
new again - inside & out:
Hand wash, waxing,
windows, interior
and upholstery
Mark Pollock Owner
603-787-6247
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State Inspections • Used Car Dealer
Chainsaws • Trimmers
Brush Cutters • Blowers
Authorized Jonsered Dealer
Owner, Jeff Ames
458 Buffalo Rd. • Wentworth, NH
603-764-9992
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Construction
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931 Buchler Rd • Wheelock, VT • 05851
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Ph: 802-626-8763 • Cell: 802-535-5860
Fax • 802-626-9350
Mark A. Vasselian
603•707•2615
PO Box 872 • Ashland, NH • 03217
M.A.V.
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Chamber Of Commerce
Cleaning Service
Cabinet Makers
Business Services • Marketing
Lower Cohase Regional
Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 209, Bradford, VT 05033
Mark J. Nielsen - Exec. Director
1.802.757.2549
For Local Information Go To
WWW.COHASE.ORG
Community Calendar,
Business Directory, Area
Maps, Information on
Local Events
PO Box 1017 - Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-6621
www.lincolnwoodstock.com
Chair Caning
Melanie’s
Woven Memories
Handwoven Caning
Splint - Rush Seating
Shaker Tape - Baskets
& Minor Repairs
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www.melanieswovenmemories.com
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Serving the Baker Valley
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Let this be your invitation to explore the charming and
unique blend of past & present, old & new, that typifies
rural New Hampshire and our valley in particular.
If you are planning a visit or are interested in
moving to the area, contact the BVCC at
bakervalleychamber@yahoo.com
to request a brochure.
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Tek Talk
With Eli Heath Of
Paige Computer Services
Tech Tips, Talk & Advice
For Your Computer
paigecs@gmail.com
It’s the holiday season again and
with the economy weak it is
hard to make ends meet. There
are a few ways you can give a
gift and not have it cost you
allot, let’s talk about some of
them.
Do you have old family photo’s
collecting dust in a shoe box,
allot of us do. Take those photo-
graphs, scan them into your
computer and make a photo CD
or DVD that can be played on a
television. You can add special
effects to the movie to include
music. Not only are you making
a gift but you are also preserv-
ing your photographs in digital
format so they last for years.
There are several programs you
can use to do your project. If
you have Vista as your operat-
ing system on your computer
the Photo Gallery program has
the ability to create photo CD’s.
The other programs I recom-
mend are free such as Picasa
you can get that at
http://picasa.google.com/. There
is also a version for the Mac
computer. Another program I
like HP Photo Smart Essentials
and that is at
ht t p: / / www. hp. com/ uni t ed-
states/consumer/digital_photog-
raphy/free/software/index.html.
Another project you can do with
your photographs is making a
calendar Easy Calendar Maker
http://www.easycalendarmak-
er.com/download_calendar_soft
ware.php is a trial version with
limited options.
Make Christmas Coupons, use
your imagination, and create a
coupon for things like a month
of taking out the trash or doing
the dishes. You can also deco-
rate the envelope with different
Christmas graphics or if it is for
your partner decorate the enve-
lope with hearts and such.
Do you have a old computer
laying around the house, why
not take that computer and make
it into a media center. Install
Linux a free operating system
on the computer, I recommend
Ubuntu you can download it at
http://www.ubuntu.com/. Once
installed go to
ht t p: / / www. myt ht v. or g/ .
Download MythTV it is a free
personal video recording pro-
gram that will allow both video
and music streaming over a
home network. You can then
connect you media center to any
television or computer in you
home network to watch the
videos or listen to your music.
There are extensive instructions
on each site that will help you in
this project.
Most people write Christmas
letters, why not start something
new such as a Christmas Video.
Using a camcorder make a
home movie, edit it with special
effects using your favorite soft-
ware program, you can down-
load a full trail version good for
30 days of Ulead DVD Movie
Factory 6 at
http://www.ulead.com/dmf/run
me.htm. Then burn it in CD or
DVD to send to your family and
friends.
These are just a few examples of
gift ideas, any questions and
comments please email me at
paigecs@gmail.com I look for-
ward to all your letters and com-
ments.
Visit my website at www.paige-
computerservices.com, or call
me at (603)747-2201.
So until next time Happy
Computing!
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This Adirondack style bench was made by William Hall in the
late 1950's for the Village Store in Franconia, NH. Repairs
were made by Roger Alexander, of Bethlehem, who had some
maple left from his old workshop. Rediscovered in a room not
visited for years, it really looks like it has always been there,
now back in it's old spot again - Mickey de Rham Photo.
Keeping Each Other Well
by Elizabeth Terp
Coösauke...
Adventures
in
Homesteading
by
Beth
Weick
Costs of War
This column is written in
response to a reader’s question
of my assertion that “we train
our service men and women to
kill innocent children and oth-
ers, to destroy their homes, their
communities, their water sup-
plies, the simplest rudiments of
living,” in my recent PTSD col-
umn.
It is a known effect of war that
many civilians, including chil-
dren, will be killed as a result of
training in how to kill whatever
is perceived as “the enemy”. It
is my opinion that we’ve got to
stop glossing over the question-
able reasons for war and face
the fact that many civilians,
including children, now live in
fear of US attacks, whatever
reasons service people are given
for their orders.
I recognize that we may not all
come to agreement on issues
facing us today. My hope is that
we will each inform ourselves to
the best of our ability and share
what we learn. In my column, I
include references and
resources for topics covered that
I hope will stimulate responsi-
ble thought. I appreciate reader
feedback that keeps me on track
as well.
Cost of Wars is a study put out
by the Watson Institute of
International Studies at Brown
University. Codirectors of the
study were Catherine Lutz,
Professor of Anthropology and
International Studies at Brown
University and Neta Crawford,
Political Science professor at
Boston University. Here are
three sources that report the
findings of the study:
h t t p : / / c o s t s o f wa r . o r g ;
http:/news.brown.edu/pressre-
leases/2013/03/warcosts;
and http://truth-
out.org/news/item/8238-the-
real-costs-of-war.
The Cost of Wars study found
that of the 224,475 total lives
lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan
wars, 136, 700 were Iraq and
Afghanistan civilians. Sixty per-
cent of the lives lost were civil-
ians. Also cited were war related
pollution that has affected
Iraqis’ health with increased
rates of cancer and infant mor-
tality, and the toxic dust in mili-
tary bases which contributes to
increased rates of neurological
disorders, respiratory problems
and cardiovascular disease in
military service members since
2001.
The team of researchers for
Costs of War included Andrew
Bacevich, Military historian,
US Army Colonel 1969-1992,
(Ret.), currently, Professor of
International Relations at
Boston University. His latest
book is, Breach of Trust: How
Americans failed their soldiers
and their country. He writes,
“now that the war in Iraq has
ended, Americans might ponder
the question of what the loss of
several thousand soldiers there
signifies.” His son Andrew died
in the Iraq War. Bacevich notes
that his skepticism precedes his
son’s death.
It is also a known effect of war
that there is destruction of infra-
structure, public as well as pri-
vate buildings and homes,
schools, water systems, and the
basic necessities that we may
take for granted here in New
England. 146,000 civilians were
wounded as a result of the wars,
40 percent of the total.
7,815,000 civilians became
refugees and internally dis-
placed people.
The reason many of our
European ancestors came to the
US was to avoid conscription.
They’d had enough war. If we
can recognize that the costs of
war, (to the extent that we assert
that while war may be an innate
response to disagreements, war
is not the best way to resolve
our differences), then people
will not have died, been wound-
ed, or displaced in vain; they
will inspire us to do better, to
figure out how to best share this
world together. We would do
well to ponder our next steps.
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.com.
The Switch
As the end of November
neared, Ryan and I were begin-
ning to feel a chill inside the
cabin. Early mornings and late
afternoons left the cabin feeling
cool. While it was warmer
inside than out, our sweaters,
hats, and booties were becom-
ing a must.
Through Spring, Summer, and
into Autumn, we use our
Sweetheart cookstove. With six
“burners,” and an oven beside
the firebox, it is quite the satis-
fying cooking experience. We
split our wood small and a hot
fire is reliable – the size and
location of the fire within the
firebox is determined by how
many pots and pans sit atop the
cooktop. In this manner, it is
easy to cook precisely - and
even extravagantly – all with the
convenience of wood. In the
hottest weeks of July or August,
the loft can be a tad too warm
after dinner is cooked, but by
and large the cookstove keeps
the cabin comfortable: warm
when it’s cool outside during the
shoulder seasons, and not too
hot in the peak of summer. And
as an added bonus, as the stove
cools down at the conclusion of
a meal, the oven becomes an
excellent location to slowly dry
herbs and flowers.
However, as the full moon
waxed large in November, we
were building larger and larger
fires to cook meals that were no
more involved than they had
previously been – and putting an
extra log in before climbing the
wooden rungs of the ladder to
our bed in the loft.
It was getting cold.
And so, it became time for The
Switch. That is, disconnecting
the cookstove from the flue and
moving our Resolute woodstove
into place. It is a mildly daunt-
ing task, partly for the inherent
mess, partially for the sheer
weight of these stoves. They
don’t move easily. Nonetheless,
we could put it off no longer.
The process begins by sweeping
the chimney. Ryan deftly
scrambles to the peak of the
cabin’s roof via our hodgepodge
collection of ladders. He passes
down the cap, which I scrub
with a wire brush. Meanwhile,
he runs the long-handled chim-
ney brush up and down the pipe.
There’s not much resistance,
which means not too much cre-
osote: a good sign. Out here, a
fire would mean total devasta-
tion. Buckets of water would
have a better chance of success
against a blaze than a fire engine
making it within a quarter-mile
of our cabin. So we’re careful.
With the chimney swept and the
cap back on, we return inside.
We disconnect the cookstove
pipe and take it outside for one
more scrubbing, this time from
the bottom end. A small pile of
black creosote powder outside
our front stoop gives us peace of
mind.
The heavy work is now ahead of
us. Straining, we inch the cook-
stove towards the west wall,
removing the fireboard beneath
it and placing blocks under each
leg.
We then turn to the northeast
corner, in which our woodstove
has been stored since last
March. This moves just a bit
easier – multiple inches at a go.
Out comes the level and we
place the Resolute beneath the
flue, reconnecting the pipe so
that it’s close enough to straight.
We hold off on a fire for a few
more hours, as we move on to
other tasks. Yet come dusk, we
relish the crackle of dry wood as
we light the first fire of the sea-
son and set our cast iron skillet
to warm on the stovetop. The
heat is pervasive, steady, linger-
ing. In a matter of moments we
are reminded just how pleasant
woodstove heat is this time of
year. Once dinner is cooked, we
throw in another log and bank
the fire for the evening. We’ll
be toasty warm through the long
night.
Start planning your spring
plantings now! Contact Beth
via b.a.weick@gmail.com to
design your herb garden, veg-
etable plantings, or small
orchard (see Business Directory
listing under ‘Garden Design &
Services’).
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underground to fracture the rock
and free up the gas and oil. Not
widely employed in the U.S.
until less than a decade ago,
fracking has quickly become a
major player in the U.S. energy
scene. The resulting influx of
cheap domestic natural gas—
cleaner burning than the oil and
coal it has replaced—is at least
partly responsible for the fact
that the U.S. has reduced its
greenhouse gas emissions to the
lowest levels since 1992.
Fracking has been good for oil
companies, the economy and
even our carbon footprint, but it
doesn’t come without environ-
mental cost. A typical fracking
operation pumps some five mil-
lion gallons of water and chem-
icals underground to break up
the shale. About half the water
is removed during the oil and
gas recovery process, leaving
the other half underground
where it can contaminate
aquifers and degrade soils.
Enterprising petroleum engi-
neers have been hard at work
trying to find ways to frack
without water. One promising
alternative involves using car-
bon dioxide (CO2) to break up
the underground shale instead of
water. “Fracking with carbon
dioxide has a number of poten-
tial advantages,” reports Kevin
Bullis in the MIT Technology
Review. “Not only would it
eliminate the need for millions
of gallons of water per well, it
would also eliminate the large
amounts of wastewater pro-
duced in the process.”
He adds that CO2 may also
yield more natural gas and oil
than water, given the dynamics
of how it works underground.
Also, CO2 used in fracking can
be recovered and used repeated-
ly. And once a well is done pro-
ducing, it can be sealed up,
sequestering the CO2 under-
ground where it can’t add to
global warming.
Researchers at the University of
Virginia estimate that fracked
sections of the Marcellus shale
in the eastern U.S. could store
over half of all U.S. CO2 emis-
sions from power plants and
other stationary sources over the
next 20 years, with other shale
formations providing significant
additional storage.
Right now CO2-based fracking
is uncommon, given the abun-
dance of water in our biggest
fracking regions and the logisti-
cal challenges in transporting a
compressible gas to well sites
safely and cheaply. But as frack-
ing expands into politically
charged areas, or arid regions
where water is scarce, waterless
fracking could become more
common. Already, nearly half of
the fracked wells drilled across
the U.S. in 2011-2012 are in
water-stressed areas, according
to the sustainability-oriented
non-profit, CERES. And a
recent study from the consulting
firm Wood Mackenzie conclud-
ed that many of the countries
with the greatest promise for
developing shale oil and gas
through fracking suffer from
water shortages.
Bullis says that one of the
largest shale gas resources in the
world is in China underneath
115,000 square miles of desert.
“Piping in water would strain
already tight supplies,” he says,
but adds that China’s major use
of coal-fired power plants
means the country has plenty of
CO2 it could be capturing and
using.
CONTACTS: MIT Technology
Review, www.technologyre-
view.com; “Estimating the
Carbon Sequestration Capacity
of Shale Formations Using
Methane Production Rates,”
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1
021/es401221j.
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Ruth Mary Keniston, 63 of Roanoke, VA went to be with the
Lord on Friday evening, November 15, 2013.
She was a staff member at the Franklin Road Taco Bell/Pizza Hut,
where she had been employed for fifteen years. Ruth was prede-
ceased by her mother, Edna Chase. Surviving are her daughter,
Joanne Britton; son, Stanley Keniston and wife Tracie; three
grandchildren, Eliza Britton, Amber Morgan, Cory Britton; two
sisters, Nancy Simmons, Judy Chase Ramsey and a brother, Alan
Dimond all of Warren, NH.
Funeral services werebe conducted on Saturday from Oakey’s
Roanoke Chapel with the Reverend Donna Hopkins Britt officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Sherwood Burial Park. The family
received friends on Friday at Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel. On-line
condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.
Haverhill Historical Society To Present
Program On Pike Manufacturing Co.____
The Haverhill Historical Society will sponsor a program about the
history of the Pike Manufacturing Company on Sunday, December
8 at 2:00 PM, the Society has announced.
The program will be held at the Pike Hall, and will be free and
open to the public.
The program will be presented by Wayne Fortier, a native of Pike,
and will be based in part on research conducted by John Page, the
late president of the Haverhill Historical Society. The program is
dedicated to John Page’s memory. It is part of a series of programs
celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of Haverhill and
Newbury.
In the nineteenth century, Pike Manufacturing began producing
whetstones from the local deposits of mica schist. It was the first
supplier of commercially available natural sharpening stones in
North America, and eventually it became one of the largest suppli-
ers of such stones in the world. Founded by Isaac Pike, the com-
pany grew to international success under the leadership of his sons
Alonzo and Edwin, and eventually merged with the Norton
Company in 1932. It is remembered today as one of the premier
industries in Haverhill history.
The Society is on-line at
http://HaverhillHistoricalSociety.blogspot.com/
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