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LACONIA BIKE WEEK 2012 • jUNE 9TH ~ FEATURE SECTION INSIDE THIS ISSUE!~


VOLUME 21, NO. 23


- jUNE 17TH THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 COMPLIMENTARY Don


McLean To Perform In Plymouth


The Flying Monkey


Performance Center in Plymouth is honored to present American icon and music legend Don McLean on Saturday, June 9th. Don McLean is known as one of Amer- ica’s most enduring sing- er-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “Ameri- can Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Local Singer-Songwriter Jim Tyrrell will open the evening. Tickets for this concert start at $65. Many of us can remem-


Donna Carlucci and company at Kindred Spirit Farm in North Sandwich. Carlucci is one of New Hampshire’s Hobby Farm owners who enjoy spending time with their animals.


TWO FARMS WITH A PHYLLIS


by Roberta Baker Contributing Writer


At Kindred Spirit Farm


there are 26 sheep, 11 lambs, two curmudgeonly llamas, an assortment of Great Pyrenees puppies, a roving convoy of guinea hens, several exotic look- ing chickens, and Luke the border collie who over- sees them. But the real star is Phyl-


lis. “She’s really quite the


diva, isn’t she?” a farm visitor commented re- cently. “I like to think of her as


our ambassador,” says Donna Carlucci, who runs the North Sandwich hobby farm with her husband, Ken. “I named her after Phyllis Diller, well, be- cause she’s kind of ugly.” Striking-looking, flam-


boyant, outgoing and out- spoken, Phyllis is a 38- pound snow white broad- breasted turkey, originally raised for Thanksgiving dinner but possessing so much poise, panache and personality that she became the Carluccis’ pet instead. With a crimson gobble


and a pastel-blue neck and head, and enough brilliant white feathers to


stuff an ottoman, Phyllis could be a model for Gob- bler Week. But at Kindred Spirit Farm she free-rang- es in the manner of her ancestors, wandering into the woods to lay infertile eggs, taking constitution- als to the top of the drive- way to patrol the farm’s perimeter, and surpassing everyone’s expectations of how a Thanksgiving tur- See BAKER on 22


ROBERTA BAKER PHOTO


ber growing up with and singing along to his hits, and any aspiring singer songwriter can attest to learning how to play his songs on guitar and being influenced by his moving lyrics. Tickets for the Don


McLean concert are $65 and $75 for premium seats. For tickets and more in- formation on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.


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