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9th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner for Opera House a success

To the editor,
The 9th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner to benefit Franklin Opera House was a great success. Well over 100 people attended the catered event, held at Mojalaki Country Club in Franklin and were treated to great food and wine, entertainment, a silent auction and a live auction as well.
Celebrity waiters included Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield, former Mayor Tony Giunta, Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, radio personality Heather Bishop, State Representative Leigh Webb, who also served as auctioneer, and State Senator Andrew Hosmer, whose firm, AutoServ of Tilton sponsored the event, as well as others too numerous to mention.
Our sincere thanks to the good folks at AutoServ. Without the generous support of local businesses such as AutoServ the Opera House could not succeed.
All of the proceeds from the evening go to support the ongoing mission of Franklin Opera House, which is to provide the finest live entertainment in the Lakes Region.
The Franklin Opera House is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization located in the City Hall building in downtown Franklin. The web address is: franklinoperahouse.org.
Jim Barnes
Marketing Director
Franklin Opera House



Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 09:34

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Thanks for help with Caregivers' 15th Anniversary Celebration

To the editor,
On behalf of Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the many people and businesses who helped make our 2013 Annual Meeting and 15th Anniversary Celebration a success. Door prizes were donated by Canoe Restaurant, Hair Connection and Meredith Station. Refreshments were donated by Ben & Jerry's of Meredith and E.M. Heath's Supermarket. Cackleberries Garden Center donated beautiful flowers to decorate our tables. We appreciate the use of Gilpatric Hall at the Center Harbor Congregational Church at which the event was held. Thank you also to the volunteers who spent many hours and creative energies to plan and execute this meeting.
Finally, thank you to all our volunteers and supporters, now and throughout the years, as we celebrate fifteen years of serving our neighbors.
Ann W. Sprague
Executive Director
Interlakes Community Caregivers Inc.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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For short-term gain we can ruin N.H.'s scenic beauty with windmills

To the editor,
My wife and I were born and raised in N.H. We have traveled all around the world and there is no place with more scenic beauty than N.H.
N.H. is no longer an industrial state. The shoe manufacturing is gone, the woolen mills are gone, the paper mills are gone. N.H. is now a tourist state. People come to N.H. mainly because of its scenic beauty. While N.H.'s industrial base is no longer here, N.H.'s scenic beauty will never be gone unless we allow it to be destroyed by greed.
For the short term promises of money, jobs or cheaper energy we can ruin N.H.'s scenic beauty by cluttering the skyline with the profile of wind mills. Is anyone photographing the scenic beauty of the Tenney Mountain skyline? I think not. Have N.H. residents benefited from the promises of cheap energy or jobs? I haven't seen it. Is N.H.'s tourist attraction going to be " Come see the beautiful wind mills"? I hope not! Listen to N.H. Wind Watch and put a moratorium on the construction of wind mills along the skyline of beautiful, scenic Newfound Lake.
Arthur & Sylvia Cote
Plymouth

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:04

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At least Pres. Bush was straight with us, agree with him or not

To the editor,
In response to Henry Osmer's comments on May 29:
The reason four brave Americans were killed in Benghazi is that this FRAUD we have occupying the White House has demonstrated a total lack of both leadership and character. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton also failed her country and was directly responsible for the lack of truthfulness and outright cover-up.
Explain your numbers? Hundreds of thousands killed in two unpaid wars? What is the scandal? It's about corruption! It's about lying to the American people! It's about arrogance! It's about attacking voters because they did not vote for Democrats! It's about not supporting diplomats in time of crisis! This administration has become the "I don't know" group. The IRS. . . are you kidding me? These are the folks that will police your health care?
Slam dunk, mushroom clouds, shock and awe... all lies you say? Well you must be talking about Bill and Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and many Dems because they all were convinced that Saddam had WMDs. He did if fact have WMDs. He used them (chemical weapons) against his own people. Has your selective memory failed you Henry? We do know that his nuclear program was not a factor. We also know that Saddam murdered upwards of 200,000 Kurds.
Henry, you are correct that we can't protect every American overseas... BUT WE CAN TRY! And this government did not try! No-Bama was only concerned with his political re-election. They knew it was a terrorist attack from the first hour! They covered it up with some phony story about a movie that was made and it enraged an angry crowd? But the worst of it was that they carried on with this BS for 2 weeks! All lies Henry.
Henry, do you really think that Sadam would have just gone away? He had to be dealt with and the sooner the better. At least President Bush was straight with us... whether you agreed with him or not? We always knew where he stood on the issues.
And finally Henry, I know many hard working folks... some work as professionals, some as police and firefighters, some in the military, some as laborers and some work at a desk. I don't think many folks as YOU SAY, consider hard work as sitting on their brains and working with their fingers as an appropriate comment just because you never learned how to type.
Ron Tricca
Laconia

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:01

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You know & I know that corporations are not people; let's stand up

To the editor,
Are corporations people? Why should we live with a mistake made many years ago in California. You know and I know that corporations are not people and do not deserve the same rights as people. It we continue to give corporations the same rights as people have, it will in the long run be the downfall of our democracy.
In the past outside groups have spent large sums on state races. Why should out-of-state groups be spending more than five times what the candidates spent on themselves? Much of that funding came from "corporate groups".
At this point New Hampshire is the only New England state that has not called for an amendment on this matter. It's time for our legislature to act positively. Do the will of the residents of N.H. It's a bipartisan will, with Republicans, Democrats and independents asking for action.
Larry Spencer
Plymouth

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:51

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