080613 Weirs Times 'Flatlander' Brendan Smith At Lake Winnipesaukee Museum (295)

LACONIA — Weirs Times and Cocheco Times Editor. Brendan Smith, will be at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m., to tell some of the adventures he has had over the years in adjusting to life as a Flatlander from Long Island, New York.

Brendan has been recounting these humorous tales, as well as other topics pertaining to New Hampshire, in his weekly "F.O.O.L in New Hampshire" column that has appeared in the Weirs Times since 1995.

Brendan has recently compiled some of the very best of those early columns in his first book "The Flatlander Chronicles" which will be premiered at the event.

"The book is something I have thought about doing for years," said Smith. "A lot of folks have been asking me to do it so I finally sat down to the task. It was a lot of fun rereading some of those early stories and I hope people have as much fun reading them, maybe for the first time."

From raking the roof to to buying firewood for the first time to spending a morning at the dump, Brendan will tell some of the many adjustments he learned to make.

Copies of "The Flatlander Chronicles" will be available for sale and Brendan will be happy to sign copies.

This presentation will be held in the new, renovated, air-conditioned lecture room at the museum.

The presentation is free to members of The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society and $5 for non-members with all proceeds going to benefit the Historical Society's ongoing renovations.

The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Rte. 3 in The Weirs next door to the Funspot Family Entertainment Center. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information call 603-366-5950 or visit them on the web at www.lwhs.us.