Busy July

Litter pick-up – July 9, 8:00 a.m.
Jury outreach – July 10, 8:30 a.m.
County meeting – July 11, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting – July 15, 12:00 noon
LRP Beach Day – July 22, 12:00 noon

With the Independence Day celebrations behind us, it will be time to tidy up after the parties. We’ll start with a breakfast at Shooter’s Tavern at 8:00 then hit the road. We had a great turn-out for our last clean up and the job was done quickly. A couple of the regulars will be away so please make an extra effort to come out and give us a hand. We are usually done within a couple of hours. We will also be making a pass through the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail.

A new jury pool will be starting their service on July 10. We continue the year with Rights Brigade in a juror information blitz.

We will greet jurors at the Belknap Superior Court in Laconia at 8:30 with a nice pamphlet loaded with information that the court will not provide to them.

“If the jury feels that the law under which the defendant is accused is unjust … or for any reason which appeals to their logic or passion, the jury has the power to acquit, and the courts must abide by that decision.”

The jury pool is scheduled to return on Monday July 24 at 9:00, and Monday August 7 at 9:00. We will start a half hour before the jurors are scheduled to arrive. At times the jury is dismissed from the secondary dates in the event that trials are postponed. Call the court (1-855-212-1234) to check on the status prior to coming out on July 24 and August 7.

Jury duty dates and times.

The Belknap County Delegation will meet to appoint a County Attorney to replace Melissa Gulbrandsen as she has resigned to take a judgeship with the court system.

our meeting placeOur monthly meeting continues; same time, same place! The Lakes Region Porcupines meet on the third Saturday of each month. We meet at noon at the New Hong Kong Buffet in Belmont, NH. We usually meet in the room behind the entrance. We often have a dozen folks come for the meeting and discuss a variety of liberty issues. This is an informal and casual get together.

LRP Beach Day is coming up on Saturday July 22 at Ahern State Park.BeachDay2017

The 3rd Annual LRP Beach Day BBQ and fundraiser goes to the dogs! Super Doge Activist Lola the Wonder Dog has taken over this event and is ensuring that our four legged friends have a beautiful day in the sun and surf.

As such, this year our proceeds benefit Lakes Region Humane Society and all dogs are welcome at Ahern State Park!

Please note, dogs are welcome to bring their humans along for burgers and potato salad!

All we ask is a small donation of $10 per eating adult. Kids eat for half price. If you feel that you can’t afford to eat with us, we still ask that you come along and if you feel up to it, drop a few bucks in the hat. Save up now, as you’ll regret not sampling some of Glen Aldrich’s World Famous Potato Salad!

Let us know that you are coming through Eventbrite, so we’ll have plenty of food. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

May Activities

Jury outreach – May 15, 8:30 a.m.
Monthly meeting – May 20, 12:00 noon
Litter pick-up – May 21, 8:00 a.m.
County meeting – May 22, 7:00 p.m.

A new jury pool will be starting their service on May 15. We continue the year with Rights Brigade in a juror information blitz.

JuryNoticeMayJune2017We will greet jurors at the Belknap Superior Court in Laconia at 8:30 with a nice pamphlet loaded with information that the court will not provide to them.

“If the jury feels that the law under which the defendant is accused is unjust … or for any reason which appeals to their logic or passion, the jury has the power to acquit, and the courts must abide by that decision.”

The jury pool is scheduled to return on Tuesday May 30 at 9:00, and Monday June 12 at 9:00. We will start a half hour before the jurors are scheduled to arrive. At times the jury is dismissed from the secondary dated in the event that trials are postponed. Call the court (1-855-212-1234) to check on the status prior to coming out on May 30 and June 12.

Jury duty dates and times.

our meeting placeOur monthly meeting continues; same time, same place! The Lakes Region Porcupines meet on the third Saturday of each month. We meet at noon at the New Hong Kong Buffet in Belmont, NH. We usually meet in the room behind the entrance. We often have a dozen folks come for the meeting and discuss a variety of liberty issues. This is an informal and casual get together.

WinnisquamTrailIt’s time for our spring cleaning. We’ll start with a breakfast at Shooter’s Tavern at 8:00 then hit the road. We are usually done within a couple of hours. We be making a pass through the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail.

The Belknap County commission continues to claim they do not have enough money to run the county and are asking for a supplemental appropriation. If your taxes are not high enough, stay home. If you think you’re already paying enough, come out and show your support for the representatives that are taking the heat for actually trying to limit government.

Belmont Curiosity

I moved to Belmont in the spring of 2012 when I bought a piece of land here. Belmont is mostly a bedroom community at the crossroads of RT 106 and RT 140 located just south of Laconia.

Rt106MillionAlong the side of RT 106, set back just a bit off the road, is an old building that you could drive past a hundred times and not take notice. It looks like a windowless steel warehouse.

The curious thing about this old building is the faded and weather worn lettering on the side. It reads: MILLION DOLLAR SHOW.

MILLION DOLLAR SHOW
MILLION DOLLAR SHOW

I’ve had a story in my mind about what this building housed back in the day and I’ve always meant to ask the locals about it. And I finally remembered to ask at the town election recently.

In my mind the story was that it was a strip club or Burlesque show; isn’t that obvious? I got a little chuckle from the selectman as he explained, no it was a museum of armor and arms.

Because it existed prior to the internet age there isn’t a lot of information about the place. I did find a couple of references.

Schuller family exhibited it in 'The Million Dollar Show.'
Schuller family exhibited it in ‘The Million Dollar Show.’

At the Glenbow Museum site is this photo of the owners.

A bit more of the history was found at Jan’s Antiques.com

The Glenbow Museum’s extensive collection of militaria and European decorative art was assembled by Lucie and Joachim Schuller. The Schullers used their personal collection of family heirlooms, augmented by auction and private purchases, to build a first-rate collection during the first half of the 20th century. In the early 1950’s, their collecting culminated in the opening of the Schuller Museum of Art and Chivalry, first near Belmont, and later near Laconia, New Hampshire. The Schullers marketed the collection as “The Million Dollar Show”, and advertised “The Largest Collection of Japanese Armour on Exhibition in the World”. Wishing to preserve their life’s work of collecting, they sold the collection to the Riveredge Foundation in 1973 and the museum was moved to Calgary.

Since the museum closed down it has been serving as a warehouse and the selectman thought it might soon be up for sale. It makes me wonder if it wouldn’t be the perfect home for the Church of the Sword.

November Meeting

our meeting placeNovember 19 is our monthly meeting.  As always, if you’re looking for all things liberty related in New Hampshire check out this calendar.

We will get an update on the Lakes Region Porcupines Toy Drive .

Remember that Shire Sharing is also busy this weekend assembling and delivering Thanksgiving dinners around the state.

Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail

A few photos starting from Leslie Roberts Beach end heading south toward Osborn’s Agway.

WOW – It’s A Trail

It’s a brand new section of trail in Belmont which runs from Osborn’s Agway to the Route 3 By-pass. There is an Opening Celebration on September 17, which happens to be the day of our meeting. Come join us at 10:00 for the opening and meet some of the dedicated locals who have been working on getting the trail built.

We (me and anyone who wants to join in) have offered to extend our litter pickup to make a pass along the trail. Look for an opportunity to go through prior to opening day. Drop a comment if there is a convenient date for you.

Lake Winnisquam Trail Opening Flyer

And remember our regular monthly meeting is at noon at the New Hong Kong Buffet just off Rt. 3.

LRP Beach Day 2016

Bill Ed Glen DaveThis will be our second annual fellowship cookout in the heart of New Hampshire’s most beautiful region.  Join the Lakes Region Porcupines and enjoy a day of fun at Ahern State Park in Laconia. There are plenty of hiking trails, two sandy beaches and plenty of space for your little ones and your doggies. There are no fees for the park or parking.

This event is our annual charity fund-raiser for the Center Harbor Food Pantry.  Ed setting upFor a $20 donation, you are giving  the food pantry a way of feeding needy families from all over the lakes region. With that donation you’ll get yourself a fat burger, hotdog, chips and a drink.  You’ll also get to taste Representative Glen Aldrich’s World Famous Potato Salad, which is worth the price of admission in itself.  If you have kids no worries, they’re eating for free.  We welcome dietary changes, and can work to accommodate you, just contact us.  If you prefer to bring your own food, we simply ask that you provide the suggested donation of $10 so we can help out the Center Harbor Food Pantry.

Bubble BabyWe know the PorcFest hangover takes about a month.  LRP Beach Day is just in time to reunite with those awesome people you met in June and have a day of swimming and hiking with new friends as well.

Tickets are $20, when you sign up through Eventbrite, for a donation and food, $10 for admission and donation or if you can’t make it and want to help anyways there’s an option for that too.  We accept Paypal and Bitcoin as well, just get in touch with Tony at jankowski.tony@live.com
If you purchase at the door, we bump it up to $25.  Save yourself $5 and commit now to a great day of liberty fellowship!

When:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Where:
Ahern State Park – Right Way Path Route 106, Laconia , NH 03246

May Activities

Spring is here (for real) and it’s time to hit the street. We’ll be doing our second litter pickup, on Sunday the 15th of May. We will start with breakfast at Shooter’s Tavern at 8:00 then hit the road. This will be a pretty quick clean up as we got things looking good last month.

JuryInformationsmallOn Monday May 16 at 8:30 a few of us will be at the Belknap Superior Court to hand out information to jurors. Real crimes have real victims. Unfortunately we have many statutes on the books which prohibit people from mutually consensual activities. In these cases jurors should know they are within their rights to vote their conscience.

Remember that the following Saturday, May 21, is our monthly meeting.  As always, if you’re looking for all things liberty related in New Hampshire check out this calendar.

Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and it’s time to hit the street. We’ll be doing our first litter pickup, on Sunday the 10th. We will start with breakfast at Shooter’s Tavern at 8:00 then hit the road. We are usually done within a couple of hours.

Remember that the following Saturday, April 16, is our monthly meeting and LibertySpot 2016! As always, if you’re looking for all things liberty related in New Hampshire check out this calendar.