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Join the Board and Have Fun!

Now that the weather is getting cooler and the children are back in school, are you looking to join an organization that gives back and has lots of fun doing it? If so, why not become a Friend? The Friends of the Library of Windham provides much-needed funds to support our town’s wonderful Nesmith Library. The Friends organize and fund great programs and projects such as: Go Batty, Fitness in Motion, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Extravaganza, Alice In Wonderland presented by Hampstead Stage Company, book tours, author visits and special character appearances like Marty Kelly and Dr. Seuss’ Cat In The Hat, annual holiday crafts, passes to 12 local museums, annual scholarships to two graduating high school seniors, book donations to the library, new puppets for the Children’s Castle, library equipment and enhancements, and, of course, our annual Strawberry Festival and Book Fair held every June. Our Board is made up of Jennifer Simmons (President), Michelle Stith (Treasurer and Newsletter Chair), Sharon McCarthy (Secretary), Kelley Gage and Sue Hebert (Book Fair Chairs), Angela Moynihan (Programming Chair), Laura Dempsey (Membership Chair), Stephanie Wimmer (Publicity Chair), Kathy McNiff (Website Chair), and Diane Dube (Holiday Crafts Chair). Our organization meets once a month. Our next meeting will be held at the Nesmith Library on Wednesday, October 13, at 7 p.m. We would love for you, your friends, and your neighbors to join us. If you have

any questions, please e-mail Jennifer Simmons at, or feel free to check out our Website at www. We look forward to meeting you!

Jennifer Simmons - Windham

AHS Class of 1965 to Hold 45th Reunion

The Alvirne High School Class of 1965 will hold its 45th class reunion on Saturday, November 20, from 6-10 p.m. at the Derryfield Restaurant, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester. If you are an AHS 1965 graduate and interested in attending, please contact one of the following people for further information: •, (603) 882-7510 (Bev Noel), (603) 635-2884 (Jane Burton), (603) 883-8027 (JoAnn Tate) 521-7150 (Lorraine Viens), (603) 929-9787 (Kathy Landry)

Beverly Miller - Hudson 15th Annual PMA Fun Fest

The Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) Parent Group is sponsoring the 15th Annual PMA Fun Fest on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to the community. Parking and admission are free. If you haven’t been yet, you are missing something great! This year, the event will include a 22-foot

In My Opinion...

by Corey R. Lewandowski, State Director Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire, and Tom Thomson, son of Former Governor Mel Thomson and Honorary Chairman, AFP New Hampshire Almost 40 years ago, former Governor of New Hampshire Meldrim Thomson put forth a simple and concise pledge to the people of New Hampshire. With the slogan “Ax the Tax” behind him, Governor Thomson asked candidates to “practice economy and frugality … to obtain the blessings of liberty and good government.” His pledge, and the subsequent follow-through by those that signed the pledge, helped New Hampshire residents enjoy unprecedented prosperity for almost 30 years. Times have certainly changed. State spending has grown at unprecedented levels during the worst economic climate since the great depression. Every man, woman, and child in this country owes $43,000 to cover his/her share of the national debt. Public sector job growth continues to outpace private sector jobs, and public pensions are at an all-time high—unfunded state pensions in New Hampshire exceed $5 billion. All this while those in the private sector have either been laid off or taken voluntary cuts in compensation just to retain their jobs. In order to try and get things back on track, Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire (AFP NH) has revised Governor Thomson’s pledge with a few minor modifications. The AFP NH pledge for 2010 has four basic principles and reads as follows:

As a candidate for public office in New Hampshire, I pledge to you that if elected, to serve the people, I will work tirelessly to: • Cut Taxes and Fees (Oppose a Sales and/or Income Tax)

• Cut Spending • Cut the size of Government • Uphold both the New Hampshire and U.S. Constitution

As simplistic as this pledge is, there are still candidates running for public office that have either refused to accept the certified mail that contained the pledge or have plainly refused to sign the pledge. Americans for Prosperity mailed, via the United States Postal Service (USPS), 1025 pledges. This consisted of one pledge for each candidate (Republican, Democrat, and Independent) running for the office of U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, State Representative, State Senate, and all county offices (Sheriff, County Commissioner, etc.). We are proud to have over 300 pledges returned. This indicates almost 30 percent of all candidates running for office have signed the pledge. However, 30 percent is not enough. We, the public, should demand every candidate commit to the basic principles of smaller government, lower taxes, and less regulation if we want to maintain and extend the “New Hampshire Advantage.” Go to our Website, www. new-hampshire, to check and see if the candidates in your community support smaller government and pledge to oppose a sales and income tax. Help to keep our elected officials

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inflatable slide, jousting, and an obstacle course. In addition, there will be a petting zoo, face painting, sand art, and make your own tie-dye t-shirts. If you want, you can paint a pumpkin or put together your own scarecrow. Those of you who have attended the Fun Fest before often talk about the amazing Theme Baskets that are raffled off each year! Well, the Theme Baskets are back and they are chock full of terrific prizes! For the sports enthusiast, there are theme baskets for each of the following teams: Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and even a basket that just covers New England Sports in general! Could mom use a little pampering? There are theme baskets that could really do the trick, including: Spa Theme, Aromatherapy Candles, Scrapbooking, Coffee/Tea Theme, and Chocolate! Not to mention the absolutely awesome theme baskets for kids: Nintendo DS (two baskets!), Teddy Bear Picnic, Reading for Fun, Christmas Theme, Halloween Fun, Family Movie Night, and Arts & Crafts! There will be well over 100 Penny Sale items. The Super Raffle has a top prize of $500 cash! A special play area will be set aside for children eight years of age and under. Young children enjoy “fishing” for prizes in Sister’s pond. Your day at the Fun Fest would not be complete without sampling some of the delicious foods, refreshments, and sweet treats (like homemade apple crisp). The Fun Fest occurs only once each year. The funds raised help to support programs for the students. Come and enjoy a fun family day!

Lisa Bethea - Hudson Charlie

Outdoors with

Chalk Fuel Tips

Boaters and anglers will soon be putting away their boats for the season. But before they do, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some tips learned from fuel industry insiders on how to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10 percent ethanol) over the winter. Over long winter storage periods, E-10 gasoline loses octane at about the same rate as non-ethanol gasoline. So leaving the gas tank mostly empty – and then refilling in the spring in the hopes of “refreshing” the fuel to regain any octane loss – is not necessary. However, a nearly empty gas tank introduces another problem: the strong possibility of phase separation. Keep the tank nearly full. This greatly reduces the volume of moist air that can enter the tank via the fuel tank vent when temperatures fluctuate in the fall and spring. With any fuel, an antioxidant will help keep it fresh during lay-up. Finally, never plug up a fuel tank vent—it creates pressure that could cause dangerous leaks in the fuel system. Fuel additives are good for many reasons and should be used

when laying up a boat for winter, but no additive will stand up to a good-sized slug of water. And once too much water has entered the tank and the gas has begun to phase separate, no additive will return the fuel to its original state.

Charlie Chalk can be reached at

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by Corey R. Lewandowski Signed Pledge Will Return the New Hampshire Advantage

Support Our Businesses and Shop Locally Sat., October 2, 2010


First time clients will receive a special $9.99 haircut from 10am-3pm.

Call to make an appointment or walk-in to check out all of our salon services. Located at 5 Rockingham Road 898-5600

Buy 1 pair of shoes & get the 2nd pair 50% off.

This includes all stock or special order tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, & hip hop shoes. 10am-4pm Located at 127 N. Lowell Road 437-5055

Schedule a free new patient exam and be entered to win an IPOD. Located at 25 Indian Rock Road

Come by and check out our new state of the art office from 10am-2pm! 216-1188

Let us do the cooking on Saturday while you are busy shopping.

Tom Tomson, Orford; Michaela Martinez, Windham; and Corey R. Lewandowski, Windham

and candidates accountable by downloading the pledge. Every time you meet someone running for office, ask them if they have signed the pledge. If they haven’t, hand them a copy and wait until they sign. With your help, we can make New Hampshire great

again. The old axiom made famous by Governor Mel Thomson, “Low Taxes are the result of Low Spending,” has never held more meaning. Those were words to live by 40 years ago and, if we care about our children’s future, we must return to those principles.

In My Opinion is strictly an OP-ED column that stands on the opinion of one writer, Corey R. Lewandowski, as opposed to a newspaper reporter who does not provide an opinion, but reports the facts. This column, in many instances, is a counterpoint to published stories and does not reflect the unbiased reporting policy of the Salem Community Patriot or the opinion of the management, advertisers, and ownership of Area News Group.

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Saturday, September 25th - 9am to 3pm!

Call About Our 12-Week Body Transformation Program • As Little As $19/Session • All Personal Training

• Small Group (1-4 Women) • Weights, Cardio, Nutrition!

Stop by from noon-5pm for a FREE slice of the best pizza in Windham! Located at 57 Rockingham Road 890-5777

Celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary from 10am-4pm. Enjoy an organic or gluten-free cupcake while you shop our

special sales on supplements, try food samples, & enter raffles. Located at The Village Green

425-2720 Take a break and support a local artist and a California vineyard by attending a

Wonderful Fall Wine Tasting and Art Exhibit from 1-4pm. Located at Cobbetts Pond Plaza 893-8466

The local business sponsor of this event is The Dubay Group, Inc. A full service firm dedicated to client and community success. Visit for more information

MUMS, APPLES, PEACHES, VEGETABLES, HONEY & PRESERVES at the Farm Stand PICK’EM YOURSELF: Raspberries, Apples, Tomatoes, & Shell Beans

54 ELWOOD ROAD 434-6017

224 North Broadway | Salem Market Place Salem, NH 603-458-5021 9/20/10 9:00:22 PM

This event is sponsored by the Windham Community Development Department and the Windham Economic Development Committee.

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