To The Daily Sun,
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith is a true treasure right in our backyard. The chosen plays, outstanding actors and creative sets have made this first-class theater the place to go for live theater both during the summer season and on particular weekends throughout the entire year.
My husband and I buy a summer subscription every year even though we are not familiar with the names of most of the plays because we know from experience that we won't be disappointed (and we never have been). We have been attending all of the performances since we moved permanently to the area in 2006. This summer we also attended the Talk Back nights to learn more about the play through the words of the director, actors and the Winni educational director.
Having moved from the Boston area and attended professional theater most of my life I can say that the Winnipesaukee Playhouse is a state-of-the-art facility which produces absolutely top quality productions.
I must also add that as a hearing aid user I have been thrilled and delighted to be able to switch to the tel-coil program in my hearing aid and receive the words from the stage directly into my hearing aid because the theater was installed with a state-of-the-art Induction Loop System which you cannot even get in Boston. Those people with hearing problems and no hearing aid or no tel-coil hearing aid can borrow, at no charge, a set of headphones and receiver from the box office that will allow them to very clearly hear the words from the stage. No more trying to guess at what is being said. I have certainly experienced that at other theaters.
There is only one more play left for the summer season, but you still have one more week to see it. I have seen the set and it is amazing. But don't forget to watch for the performances throughout the 2014-15 season. If you go to their website ( www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org ) you can sign up for newsletters so you won't miss another show.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 08:33
To The Daily Sun,
We need a Representative in Concord who will get the job done, not just talk about what should happen. Elaine Swinford will be that Representative.
She has served Barnstead in many capacities over the past 12 years. As vice chair of the Planning Board, Elaine has worked with the Barnstead Development Group to improve the town's commercial tax base by bringing six new businesses to the Barnstead Business Park (the old Timco property) and a solar farm to Barnstead for clean energy. As overseer of Public Welfare in Barnstead, she balances the needs of citizens with the town's budget needs by helping those who receive services to get back on their feet. Elaine is available 24 hours a day to any resident who needs help.
In order to provide a food pantry in town, Elaine created the thrift shop to minimize the financial impact on the town budget. Each year Elaine has been able to return a significant portion of the welfare budget to the town through her efforts to reduce expenses.
We need a Representative in Concord who understands all citizens and all their issues. As a state representative for Alton, Barnstead, Belmont, and Gilford, Elaine only missed two sessions in four years. When a tough decision needs to be made, Elaine has demonstrated that she will make it, and take the time to understand the big picture and its impact on all citizens, not just favoring a select few or a single industry.
As chairman of Criminal Justice and Public Safety, she demonstrated the need to understand the total impact on budgets when voting rather than just cutting dollars without understanding the unintended consequences. Elaine is respected for her active leadership role in the House where she worked to unify all House Republicans around major bills and issues.
We need a Representative in Concord who is accessible and who makes the effort to meet frequently with every town that he or she represents. In Barnstead, we have not had that representation for the past two years from the tri-town representative. Elaine will actively meet with citizens of all the towns whom she represents. She will represent the interests of all citizens and businesses in those towns, not just those that would serve her own interests.
We need a Representative for Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton with a proven track record of serving all of our citizens. Elaine Swinford has proven her dedication in her volunteerism in Barnstead over the past 12 years as well as in Concord for four years as a Representative. I urge you to vote for someone with a proven track record and send Elaine Swinford back to Concord as the Representative from Alton, Gilmanton, and Barnstead.
Jan Face Glassman
Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 08:29
To The Daily Sun,
I see these points made against Scott Brown as a U.S. Senator nominee from New Hampshire and think my e-mail delivered me something very sound.
"When nearly a quarter million people were out of work in Massachusetts, Scott Brown is still the guy who voted against three jobs bills. When millions of people across the country are struggling with student loan debt, Scott Brown is still the guy who voted to let the interest rates on student loans double. When Republicans got together to push a bill that would let employers deny coverage for birth control, Scott Brown is still the guy who co-sponsored it. When Wall Street nearly crashed the economy and no one went to jail, Scott Brown is still the guy who worked to weaken rules to hold big financial institutions accountable."
Independents, concerned Republicans — on Sep. 9, vote for candidate Jim Rubens over candidate Scott Brown. Give New Hampshire voters a New Hampshire candidate to consider in November. Rubens offers a mixed bag of positions, and one that doesn't get reported enough is that Rubens is pro-choice. Women's health is a matter between women and their doctors. Of course. But Smith and Brown are not there in support of women.
Support Rubens and tell your friends to do the same. He's also the candidate not financed by Wall Street money, thus not owing legislative favors. That earns Jim Rubens the support of Granny D like-minds.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 08:26
To The Daily Sun,
The strange and bizarre thinking and reasoning of so many on the left has to make normal folks shake their heads in disbelief.
I see and read the news where ISIS is murdering Christians, Jews, other Muslims, beheading a journalist and putting the act on the Internet. Russia is invading Ukraine, Hamas continues to try to attack Israel, and liberals led by Obama continue to think everything will be all right if we just pretend it will all go away. What's worse is the brain-damaged minority which keeps trying to blame anyone except those guilty of committing these atrocities. One group of nuts seen on TV recently demonstrating in New York City were chanting, "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."
Then there is the blame America for everything bad, first and last. Take Leon Albushies letter here on Saturday. He accurately states that America has dropped more thousands of tons of bombs on people then anyone. He may be right, but does he consider who those bombs were dropped on? Let's start with Hitler's Nazis, Italian fascists, Japanese invaders, North Korean invaders, North Vietnam invaders, Iraqi invaders of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army, all criminal aggressors, all of whom were guilty of crimes against humanity. No, he doesn't. He just runs his usual nonsense that America is bad, America is to blame. Perhaps he feels it would have been better if our enemies had been the ones who were dropping the bombs on us. In fact I think he would have.
Has anyone noticed that conservatives predicted years ago that these out-of-control acts of violence and atrocities were bound to happen if we followed the path of the peace-at-any-price liberals? Turns out we were right. The Arab spring has exploded in the world's face. The flexibility Obama promised Putin is resulting in the invasion of a sovereign country. Blood, suffering and death are being visited on people good and bad all over the world for which Obama and his enablers are responsible by abdicating Americas leadership in the world. The blood will not wash off any time soon and history will remember and condemn our stupidity.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 08:21
To The Daily Sun,
The letter to the editor by Hunter Taylor in Friday's Sun was by far the most informative on the subject of the county jail of any to date. After reading it the question has to be asked "is he referring to a jail or a private school?" This is information that should have been put out to the public by the commissioners instead of a private citizen, but of course they wanted it to be known by as few people as possible.
In order for more people to be aware of this information I request that t\The Sun reprint it on the front page of the paper with a proper headline. I also hope that Mr. Taylor has sent it out in e-mail and Facebook form to all of his associates and that they send it on to theirs so as many people as possible can absorb it before the upcoming elections.
I couldn't agree with his comments more and hope that he continues to add to the conversation in The Sun. Belknap County needs more of his ilk.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 08:17