Winnipesaukee Wellness Center is a great local gem

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to tell you about a great local gem you should look into. My wife and I go there the three days, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, they are open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Winnipesaukee Wellness Center (WWC) is located at 78 Whittier Highway (Rte. 25) in Moultonborough (next to Dunkin' Donuts). They are a nonprofit facility under LRGHealthcare, but are self-sustaining.

There are many different exercise machines as well as weight strengthening classes, as well as a mind challenging word game on the board. 

All are supervised by a health professional. If you have a particular problem they will set you up with a program designed to help get you going. We are a great group and have fun while getting fit.

We are grateful that we have the WWC to enjoy a much more active lifestyle. Come and check us out.

Clifford Andresen


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If the town had kept the Belmont Mill is good repair . . . maybe

To The Daily Sun,

I read with interest a letter in today's papers saying how wonderful the old mill building is in downtown Belmont. The suggestion that the taxpayers would even consider spending money on the old building is foolish. Perhaps, had the town maintained it over the years and not allowed it to become such a mess then, perhaps, we could do something with it.

What don't the selectmen understand — we simply can't afford it — period; end of story. We are already overtaxed beyond our means and the school (department) has seen to that recently. If you want to buy the mill you will need to first give taxpayers a huge break as of now they can't afford it period. Sell it. Rent it. But do not buy it under any circumstances. The building is not worth the estimated costs to renovate, etc.

If the building is owned by the town and thus by the taxpayers then we should say no to this foolish idea. Many of us would love to own waterfront property or drive a Lincoln, but no we really can't afford them, and the taxpayers of Belmont can't afford this either.

Don Irvin


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Obama plainly called for a powerful national security force

To The Daily Sun,

If Ms. Loesch wants to defend President Obama, that is her right. However, it might be nice if she got her facts straight, or didn't make assumptions that were simply not true. I stand by every word I wrote in my column.

First, way back in 2008, shortly after the election, the president-elect was being interviewed by a reporter. I watched and listened as he said that we needed a national police force equal in strength to our military. Subsequently, when he was in front of a teleprompter, he said, "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to the achieve national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded." For those who would like to view a video of him saying those words, copy this link into your web browser:

Ms. Loesch might also want to check out the "posse comitatus act", ( which prohibits the federal government from using the military against the citizenry. She might take note of a few instances concerning the domestic use of the National Guard. First, each state has control over its own National Guard unit. If you recall, Governor Blanco of Louisiana was late in releasing control of her state's National Guard troops to the federal government during Katrina. The feds could not simply take over control on their own, the state had to grant that authorization. More recently, we saw that the State of Maryland could not impose that state's National Guard Unit on the City of Baltimore, until requested to do so by the city. Clearly, the intent is to prevent the larger government units from interfering with lower level administrations, unless their help is asked for.

As I said . . . Beware!

Bob Meade


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Article 6 bans religious test as prerequisite for public service

To The Daily Sun,

Besides being wrong about the Indiana RLRA, Don Ewing is wrong about the foundation of our nation. The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Judeo-Christian values do not underlie this supremacy in any way, shape or form. There is no mention of God, Jesus or Christianity. They ignored God in writing the Constitution. It is a godless and secular document.

Article 6 not only states that the Constitution is the supreme law, it bans religious test-oaths for public service which clearly places the Constitution in neutral territory regarding religion. It is not Judeo-Christian in the slightest. Don Ewing is part of that Christian reconstructionist crowd that keeps trying to revise history so they can use the government as a policy tool. Also mentioned in Article 6 is that treaties made in pursuant to the Constitution are part of this supreme law. The Treat of Tripoli stated unequivocally in Article 11 that"the government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion..." See treaty image here.[1] I highly recommend the book, LIARS FOR JESUS by Chris Rodda which delves into all the ways the revisionists lie about our founding era.

We all know about Thomas Jefferson's letter that declared the First Amendment to be a wall of separation. Jefferson meant both ways, but Liars for Jesus say he just meant keeping the state from interfering with the church. This is more nonsense which tries to keep alive the ancient and medieval relationship where the church could dictate religious matters to the state. Destroying the one-way wall of the fundamentalists is a letter written by one of the main architects of the Constitution.

On March 2, 1819, more than 30 years after leading the way in drafting and framing the United States Constitution, James Madison's wrote to Robert Walsh, "The civil government, though bereft of everything like an associated hierarchy, possesses the requisite stability, and performs its functions with complete success, whilst the number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people, have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the Church from the State." See letter here.[2]

Read it again. TOTAL separation FROM the State, Don.


James Veverka

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Genesis Behavioral thanks Temple B'nai Israel & 'We Care'

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of Genesis Behavioral Health, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the congregation of Temple B'nai Israel and their "We Care" program for selecting our organization as the recipient of the net proceeds from their May concert.

A committed and caring group of volunteers truly went above and beyond to bring a fun, energetic and successful performance of North Shore Acappella to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse on May 2. A fitting way to kick off Mental Health Month, the sold-out crowd was thoroughly entertained and enjoyed a delicious variety of refreshments donated by Moulton Farms and desserts baked by volunteers from the Temple.

Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much." The We Care program is a shining example of what it means to be part of a caring and supportive community. It was a privilege to work with such a tremendous group of volunteers, all of whom were focused on ensuring the event was as successful as possible for Genesis Behavioral Health.

Each year, Genesis Behavioral Health provides mental health treatment and support to over 3,500 children, families, and adults living with — and recovering from — mental illness and emotional distress. We can't do it alone — and we are so fortunate to have community partners like Temple B'nai Israel to help us as we raise awareness and ensure a healthy, vibrant, and productive community.

Susan L. Stearns, President

Board of Directors

Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director

Genesis Behavioral Health


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